Thursday, September 27, 2007

Candida diet

Before we found out about W's bad cholesterol I was planning on going on a candida cleansing diet. About 11 years ago- way before I went gluten free I found myself at a holistic doctor in the Bronx, NY, searching for some help with how I was feeling. Dr Ballentine was the best holistic doctor I've ever been to and probably came closest to diagnosing the whole celiac thing. He ran a test for Candida Albicans that turned out positive. (Warning- some regular dr's probably think the whole Candida thing is a load of crap)
Here are some symptoms of Candida
Some of the most frequent candida symptoms are:

abdominal gas
irritable bowel syndrome
headaches
migraines
excessive fatigue
anxiety
vaginitis
rectal itching
inability to think clearly
hyperactivity
mood swings
diarrhea
constipation
hyperactivity
itching
acne
eczema
depression
sinus inflammation
PMS
dizziness
poor memory
persistent cough
earaches
low sex drive
muscle weakness
irritability
learning difficulties
multiple chemical sensitivities
cognitive impairment
fibromyalgia
thrush
athletes foot


That is from this site
I am going to go on the candida diet for about a month and see how it goes. I am doing this because even though I never eat processed sugar I have been having too many natural sugary foods like dried fruits, fruits, maple syrup, honey and simple carbohydrates like rice that are causing an unbalance. I crave sweet things and am very sensitive to sugars, even the natural kind. For most people going on a Candida cleansing diet might be very challenging but since I am already gluten free and processed sugar free it won't be that big of a change.
So in addition to being gluten and dairy free this month I am going to leave out all fruit and vinegars and eat less white rice.
I plan on putting up a menu of the week also.
When I was trying to fin info about Candida SO many add websites came up. Argh but I did find one blog so far with some meal ideas. It's called the Cardboard- diet.

2 comments:

Hailey Harris said...

Candida can be a very irritating yeast infection. A person who has developed this infection suffers from itchiness and burning. If you are infected by Candida, you will require the proper treatment. Otherwise this infection can not be controlled and may spread to other parts of the body. Candida usually develops in the moist and damp parts of your body like vagina and around the douches. It is a fungal infection and depending on your conditions it may take a few months for it to fully clear up. One of the best ways of preventing Candida is by adopting a healthy lifestyle. However, it is a chronic infection that can reemerge frequently. Therefore, we have provided some advices that may prove helpful in preventing its onset.

If you have suffered from Candida before, it may reappear, as it is a chronic infection. We suggest that you avoid wearing very tight nylon clothes or any other clothes that accumulate moisture. Tight fittings and nylon underpants create damp and warm environment that breeds Candida. Do not sit in your swimming suit for along time. Dry your body completely after taking a bath because moisture on your body can be harmful if you have developed Candida before.

If you are suffering from Candida, you should be more careful about your personal hygiene. Keep your body clean and dry. Do not use soaps that cause irritation. Try avoiding harsh shampoos. They may cause burning or pain in the effected body parts. It is recommended that you should not take unnecessary doses of antibiotics because they can affect the immune system of body and may create suitable environment for Candida infection.

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