candida combat starter info and questions

Posted on August 10, 2006. Filed under: Candida, The Dyingness |

I realized people are landing in my blog and seeing one candida post and not looking for others where the questions are answered — here’s a “starter pack” for those of you who are maybe just realizing you have it.

I wrote this email for a friend.

Have a quick read through this and this.

Questions to ask the naturopath tomorrow include:

1. Ask if there is food sensitivity testing available. The one I had
was called koru and it’s really great — it tests the sensitivity
testing for pretty much every kind of food, fruit, vegetable, etc.
2. Ask about getting B12 shots because it will help with the vitamin
deficiency and it will give you more energy.
3. Ask if she can refer you to an osteopath — you likely won’t need a
referral. I wouldn’t try to go for 5 months or so — once the diet
starts to work for you (often this can take 6-8 months, and you’ll
likely be on it for a year or so at the very least — with some foods
you may never be able to reintroduce).
4. Ask about the antibiotics that you are on. These strip your body of
the natural flora and give Candida a larger holding ground.
5. Ask about anti-fungals. Some of the ones I was on included
candicin, statin, fungisode, and homeopathic Candida pellets. Some are
hard on your system (candicin) and you may not be able to handle them
– I had the best results with the homeopathic pellets and the
fungisode – though they were in the later part of treatment.

You should look into yoga – it helps strengthen the digestive tract
and helps with the entire process of getting Candida under control –
massages are also good, as are any treatments that release toxins
(including crying).

If you’re on Alesse – switch – this pill strips your body of b12 and b6.

Diet recaps:
-no sugar (glucose, fructose, limit natural fruits to 2 pieces for
several weeks and then up to 3 — juice counts as 2, no cane juice, no
evaporated cane juice, no raw sugar, even sweeteners you shouldn’t
have too often. Candida thrives on these things)
-no gluten (rice and millet are both gluten free, and quinoa is as
well – even if you can currently have spelt, etc., it is likely that
the Candida will adapt and will start to use these things to survive)
-no dairy (at least from a cow, because it’s hard to digest AND the
lactose is sugar)
-check your vitamins — make SURE there is no sugar, gluten, or dairy
in them — the best brands at home are natural factors and sisu — not
sure if they’re here though. DO NOT buy the store brand, or Centrum,
or cheap brands. The vitamins are derived from chemicals, not natural
products
-try to find soy products without carrageenan — it might not be
possible, as it is a by-product often in them, but they do exist
-rice syrup is something you can use for baking
-no mushrooms, or anything that is a fungus or is moldy (no
cantaloupe, corn, etc.)
-alcohols – you can drink gin
– crushed fresh garlic is good for you and attacks the Candida as does
lemon juice (learn how to make hummus and have it with rice crackers)
– recipes are on the blog.

There’s a lot more food stuff and tricks, but this will get you started.

Order this book: Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook, Revised 2nd Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Prevention, Treatment & Diet.

It is the bible when it comes to everything you need to know about Candida, how to treat it and what you should do in pretty much any situation. I could not have gotten through this past year of handling candida (and pulling through the other side) without it!

Good luck!

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I’ve been suffering from what I think could be a candida yeast infection for several months. I’ve seen several doctors and spent hundreds of dollars on treaments that havent worked. I’ve come across something called Threelac online and am curious if anyone knows anything about it and if it works. The whole candida diet thing sounds very difficult and this product claims that it’s unecessary. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Hi Star, ThreeLac is a poor quality product that is market heavily. They run an affiliate program that pays each advertiser something like 50% of the purchase price. So that’s why all the reviews you see online are so positive. In reality, it contains very few CFUs and only 3 different strains, which is pretty poor vs other probiotics. Here is a guide on choosing a good probiotic – http://www.thecandidadiet.com/choosing-a-probiotic.htm. The most important things to remember are that you need a probiotic with at least 10 billion CFUs (preferably more) and at least 5 individual strains.

Dear Star, I have had Candida for years. My first advice to you: you need to understand from the beginning that Candida is a very serious condition and it has to be taken seriously. What you call “the whole candida diet thing” is very difficult at first, but it is necessary and the sooner you understand that, the better.

I came across this page when doing a bit of research on candida, and was surprised (and pleased) to find that gin is on the ‘okay’ list (under diet recaps). I thought that all alcohols had sugar – does anyone know how this one managed to remain ‘okay’?

Star — Pia is right. And there’s no quick fix to candida, so get ready for a lifestyle change that will change you for the better — you’ll be surprised, it just takes a bit of will power and once you start to see results and to feel better, you’ll be happy that you’ve stuck with the anti-candida regime.

Gloria — Gin is the only alcohol that isn’t made from anything that turns into sugar… ie, Vodka is made from potatoes and turns into sugar quickly.

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