Questions About the Candida Diet
Hello; thank you for helping me in my misery. I am 40 and thought dealing with depression and anxiety were part of my personality after 15 years.
My question is: some doctors say eat mainly protein and fat, and cook the veggies as they won't break down. I notice I become constipated. Then others say, eat a lot of raw fruits and veggies...meat, fats etc.
What's your opinion? I've been dealing with dizziness and die off for so long but at least I know what I have now.
Your remark about the acetaldehyde, and disruption of hormones has been so helpful!RESPONSE
It always makes me happy when someone says my site has helped them. Hopefully this response will be helpful too.
My opinion on the candida diet is probably not what you are looking for. I tend to look at it as more of a short-term solution rather than a long-term fix or remedy for candida.
This is because:
- it is incredibly hard to stay on such a diet
- the diet doesn't address why you got candida in the first place
- after the diet the candida symptoms frequently creep back
It is great short-term because you are eliminating the food sources for the yeast and thus conducting a kind of health experiment. This results in one of three things happening:
- you feel much better
- you feel no change
- you feel much worse
If you don't feel any difference, even after a few weeks, then candida might not be an issue for you.
If you feel better or worse, then candida is probably messing around with your health.
Feeling better would be indicative of a less serious candida infection. Starving the yeast allows your body to clear them out in this case.
Feeling worse would point to a more serious infection. In this case, massive die-offs of the yeast will make you feel like death warmed over.
You're experiencing the dreaded candida die-off symptoms
of course, so you know which you have. But going through it for a long time, as you say you have, is not good. It means what you are doing isn't the most effective.
Ideally, you want to find the sweet spot between killing off the yeast yet not triggering the mass "yeastie" casualties. Otherwise it is too much of an interruption to your life. Not to mention it is incredibly hard on your body, especially your organs of detoxification.
The way I overcame my candida infection was through balancing my body pH
, natural body detox
, and a few other anti-candida supplements like raw garlic, organic virgin coconut oil
, and lots of vitamin C
And my infection was severe. I had many of the systemic candida symptoms
, including mental and hormonal issues.
I did this without the candida diet.
See the following pages for more detailed info:Candida diet and colon cleansing
and Systemic candida infection
Wishing you the best of health,