Many symptoms are caused by food allergies. Foods high on the allergy list are: white flour, sugar, wheat, corn, soy, chocolate, soy, citrus, eggs and pork.
The elimination diet is the best way to find if you are allergic to one or more of theses foods.
The way to perform this diet is eliminate all of the above foods for one week. The foods are returned to your diet, one food per day, and reactions are noted.
Sugar- laden foods cause many problems. First, they contribute to the overgrowth of Candida in the intestinal tract. In addition, if you fill up on these foods, you most likely won’t consume enough essential nutrients. Your diet may be deficient calcium and magnesium, zinc, chromium, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamin B1, Vitamin B6 and other nutrients.
In the early stages of candidiasis (the first 2-3 months) I recommend avoiding fruits. Here’s why:
Fruits are loaded with fructose; in spite of their fiber content, fruits are easily converted to fructose and other simple sugars in the intestinal tract, thereby encouraging the growth of candida.
During the first 2-3 months the only fruits I recommend are: avocadoes, lemons limes, tomatoes and coconuts
Fruit juices are loaded with yeast. In addition, they are quickly converted to sugar.
Sprouted Grain tortillas are yeast and sweetener free.
They are made from sprouted live grains and contain absolutely no flour. The brand I recommend is Ezekiel.
I suggest wrapping the tortilla around a generous portion of your favorite salad mix. You can use Annie’s Lemon & Chive or Goddess dressing–both are vinegar free and great for while on a diet to cure Candida overgrowth.
You can also use the Olive and Flaxseed Oil dressing (see Oil and fats category)
Stevia is an herb that has been used as a sweetener in by native peoples in South America for hundreds of years. Stevia is incredibly sweet, 30 to 100 times sweeter than sugar. A recipe for cookies sweetened with stevia may call for only 1/4 teaspoon to sweeten the whole batch. Stevia contains no calories and it does not affect blood sugar levels.
The sweetening agent in stevia, called stevioside, does not feed yeasts in the intestines like sugars. Therefore Stevia is okay to use as a sweetener for those suffering from candidiasis, a condition of yeast overgrowth in the intestines.
All natural sweeteners, even fructose, feed yeasts, which makes even fruit and brown rice syrup off limits to someone suffering from candidiasis
Olive leaf fights all types of viruses, fungi, bacteria and parasites. It helps stave off colds and flu.
It is good for virtually any infectious disease as well as for chronic fatigue syndrome, diarrhea, high blood pressure, inflammatory arthritis and hypercholesterol. It is a very useful component of a well-designed Candida program.
Dosage: 20 drops in a little water 2-3 times per day
Cautions: None known
Vaginal yeast infections are a clear sign of an overgrowth of Candida.
Vaginal douche: Two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar in one quart of water. Douche 3 days on and 3 days off. On the off days insert a small amount of organic yogurt into the vaginal canal with a tampon or with your finger. It is best to insert the yogurt at bedtime.
Do not douche during menstruation.