A diet for candida has to be considered carefully. It isn’t something that will work for everyone or something that most people will enjoy. Not being able to eat or drink things that we have all grown up with like bread, cheese and beer can be extremely difficult. That said people who have followed the diet have reported having more energy, feeling and looking younger and weight loss.
Candida yeast is present everywhere on and in the body although it does prefer warm moist places. For children an infection usually happens as nappy rash or in the ears. For women it is normally a vaginal infection and for men it is in the groin area. Stomach and intestine infections can affect both men and women without discrimination.
Why a candida yeast diet?
The treatments for a yeast infection are well publicized with medicinal drugs, homeopathic remedies, natural remedies and home remedies. These all come with testimonials that prove they work and can be effective. The point that most of these miss is that there is an underlying problem as to why more people are suffering from yeast infections.
If we take a step back and look at how the human body became as it did we may be able to pinpoint the problem. Man as a species has been around for about a million years. Yes, we had fire early on but it’s only in the last few thousand years that agriculture and the ability to make bread has come about. Processed foods such as packet and tinned foods have only appeared in the last hundred years or so. When you look at any label and the chemicals that have been added that should show you that this food is not natural.
A candida yeast diet is based around natural food that our bodies and digestive system was designed for.
What are the benefits of a candida yeast diet?
There are many reported benefits but the most obvious one is that you are clearing your system of toxins and antioxidants. You will begin to feel better almost immediately. The long term benefits are that you are depriving the yeast of the food it needs to grow, so not only are you killing off the infection, you are also reducing the chance of an infection occurring in the future. Other benefits as noted earlier are more energy, feeling and looking younger and weight loss.
What are the side effects of a candida yeast diet?
Going back to nature is not all roses. The temptation of a biscuit, slice of bread or chocolate bar are enormous. The yeast growth doesn’t help either when it demands sugar. Cravings for sugar and other foods are one of the side effects. Others are constipation and fatigue while the body adjusts. Being able to convince friends and family that your course of action is necessary can be difficult as well, especially when they are all relatively healthy. Most side effect disappear after 2 – 3 weeks.
How do I go about starting a candida yeast diet?
The first thing to do is remove temptation foods from your cupboards, freezer and fridge. Tell everyone what you are doing and why. Read everything you can about the diet so you are well informed and can make your own decisions, not everything you read is true. Go and see your doctor so they are aware of what you are doing and you can ask them for any advice.
At first glance a candida yeast free diet can seem very restrictive and minimal but when you dig a little deeper you will see that there are lots of choices. With a little imagination and practice you can actually get to enjoy fresh food again.
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