Natural Solutions for Candida Albicans
By Michele Carelse
This can result in toxins being released into the bloodstream and can have many adverse effects on the functioning of the body. The immune system is unable to cope with the continuous release of toxins into the body, leading to dis-ease. Symptoms can include depression, mood swings, sinusitis, headaches, chronic fatigue, joint pain, stomach pain, indigestion, vaginal thrush and other fungal infections, skin rashes and eczema, etc.
Fortunately, Candida can be controlled by means of a balanced diet and by the elimination of certain foods in order to create an internal environment in which the yeast cannot survive. An initial detox diet will ensure, along with our Candidate formula will ensure that the levels of systemic Candida are significantly reduced. Thereafter, a maintenance program should be followed to keep Candida permanently at bay. Remember that Candida thrives on all sugars and refined carbohydrates and it is only by controlling your intake of these foods that you will beat systemic Candida. By following this diet, you will not only be able to control Candida levels in your body, but you will also be amazed at the amount of energy you have. Your skin will clear, your eyes will sparkle and you will even lose weight, despite the fact that you need never go hungry! Many people find that the Candida diet helps to clear joint and back pain, balance sugar levels and blood pressure, control cholesterol and relieve symptoms of depression – all without medication! This is because by reducing Candida overgrowth in the body, the immune system is able to function properly for the first time in years, allowing the body to heal itself!
SOME IMPORTANT POINTS
When following the Candida diet, you must make sure that your blood sugar levels are kept at an acceptable level by eating a substantial breakfast, lunch and supper. If you find that your energy level is low or you are experiencing dizziness while on the diet, it is probably due to low blood sugar. If this happens, simply add a mid-morning and mid afternoon snack. Please remember to drink lots of water in order to assist the elimination of toxins from your body. After a few days of detoxing, some of your symptoms may become worse and you could also experience headaches. This is quite normal and part of the detoxification process. It will improve after a few days and you will begin to feel healthier than you have felt for years! The Candida diet should be followed for 4 weeks, followed by a maintenance program as outlined.
You may not use sugar in any form – this includes sucrose (cane sugar), glucose and fructose (fruit sugar). Lactose (milk sugar) to be kept to a minimum.
* Rye Vita (contains no yeast), chicken, fish, meat - preferably
roasted/grilled or steamed
Foods allowed weekly (only one item of each)
* Wholewheat pasta, 1 rice cake with carob or yogurt topping
Foods allowed twice a week (only one item of each)
* Tinned tuna or salmon in spring water
Foods to avoid
* Anything containing yeast
Typical Meals would include (omit foods your are allergic to. East as much as you want)
* 1 Fruit
LUNCH / DINNERS
* Salads e.g., potatoes, greens, rice, beans
After the initial four weeks detox, you can slowly re-introduce
foods from the ”Foods to avoid list”, but, please remember
to use them in moderation. The foods to continue avoiding, or using
with caution are: sugars, white flour, fruit juices, dried fruits,
prepared breakfast flakes including muesli, alcohol, vinegar and
foods containing yeast.
Michele Carelse is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and Licensed
Counselor with more than 12 years experience. She runs her own private
practice, as well as an online counselling and information service