Difference between a Low Carb Diet and The Strict Anti-Candida Diet

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Low Carb Diet and The Strict Anti-Candida Diet

Every healthy body has a certain amount of ‘’good bacteria’’ found in their digestive systems, stomach and mouths. It is when that delicate balance is disturbed, that there is an overproduction of micro flora, yeast and bacteria that can lead to serious discomfort and other cumbersome symptoms

The most common yeast found in our bodies is Candida Albicans, and everyone can be prone to a yeast infection, regardless of their sex, race or age. There are a number of common causes for a yeast or candida infection, and they are much more common than people realize.

Poor Diet – I know poor diet gets blamed for many things, but if you are not giving your body the right vitamins and nutrients it desperately needs, over time, there will be a distinctive change in the balance of the bodily systems. With our instant and busy lifestyles, it is all too easy to pop over to the fast food place on the corner and load up on pizza and coke for a family dinner, instead of cooking. And more families than we realize eat like that not only daily, but for way more than one meal a day.

Stress – Another one that stands in the line of fire for being a major culprit in the health industry. When your body is under stress or strain, all the normal systems in the body go completely out of sync. Cell processes are sped up to an abnormal rate, and the body can keep up with the demands. Physically things like a bad skin, hair loss, fatigue and depression can absolutely be blamed on things like stress.

Compromised Immune System – When our immune systems have been compromised, through sickness or disease, or even medical treatments, it does not have the ability to cope with something like an over production of yeast and micro floras as well, and often the symptoms of a yeast infection can start occurring. In some cases it may even be a serious indication of a secondary infection or something much worse.

Medication – Antibiotics are major culprits in causing an over production of flora in the gut and other body systems. Make sure that your doctor prescribes a pro biotic with good flora and bacteria to take with the antibiotics. With the influx of more good bacteria it is possible to prevent the onset of a yeast infection.

But what about people who have recurring yeast infections? Knowing how to treat and manage this ailment on a once off or short term program is one thing, but what about on a long term basis?

A yeast infection relies on some of the items in our diets to survive, and although we may be taking probiotics to aid the rebalance of our internal digestive and immune systems, we are still feeding the yeast in our system ‘’food’’ that they are literally thriving on and multiplying with.

Many of the food items that should be avoided are the basic things on our daily menu, and it can be a truly frustrating and upsetting way to treat Candida, especially in our instant lifestyles. We have been taught that if there is something wrong with you, you just go to the doctor and get a prescription, and you can carry on with your normal lifestyle.

And it still is not as easy as that, because candida makes you crave all of the wrong foods on top of that, as it needs its food sources to proliferate, so people end up fighting double the battle, feeling deprived, lethargic and sick as well.

The worst food items that candida food items feast on are sugars and carbohydrates, and not just in the raw form – like sugar and bread – it is in everything we eat and drink today. Cutting out those two fundamental items requires an entire lifestyle overhaul and complete dietary change.

Some people think that following a low carb diet will do it; cut out a bit of bread during the day and feast on a gluten free pizza washed down by beer. When in fact this may or may not reduce the symptoms, but the sugar and carbohydrates in the rest of the meal are still feeding the insatiable candida pit in your system.

The only way to completely rid your system of candida infections, like leaky gut syndrome and other uncomfortable symptoms, is to completely avoid all sugars and carbohydrates for a period of time and then slowly reintroduce some of them in moderation later on. Following a strict candida diet is really not easy in the beginning, but you may have the chance to throw all your medication away as you correct and rebalance your system through your diet and lifestyle changes.

Don’t think that you need to make any changes? Keep a food diary for a week, if not longer. Write down everything that you eat, right down to the seasoning, and every spoon of sugar that you have. Include a note about how you felt at that time: tired, frustrated, energetic or grumpy. A week later you will notice direct correlations between how you feel physically, and what you are eating.

Do the same for the first week when you follow the strict Candida diet and you will be surprised to realize the fundamental shifts in mood and energy levels.

Find out more on How I Killed My Candida Ebook. To Download the Ebook please CLICK HERE

 

Foods to Avoid Completely

ALL sugars – This includes honey, organic sugars, fruit sugar, molasses, maple sugar, beet sugar and every single type of artificial sweetener as well.

No Alcohol – Booze is the most refined sugar you can consume, plus it’s loaded with empty calories and plenty of carbohydrates. No, no and none.

No Caffeine – Cut out the coffee, it interferes with your adrenal glands ad spikes your blood sugar anyway. Stick to herbal teas, there are so many on the market – green tea with mint, berries and chai tea, you will find one you like, stick with it, you will get used to it.

No Wheat, Yeast or Grains – This includes rice, barley, oats, corn and rye. They are high in carbs and will irritate your digestive tract.

No processed, refined or Junk Food – Nothing. Don’t even think about it. Unless you made it yourself, from scratch, there are added sugars and preservatives that you won’t be able to see.

No Dairy – A small amount of cottage cheese in moderation may be fine, as well as a yogurt or real butter now and again. But cheese and milk are just the items that the yeast in your system will feast on.

No preservatives or additives Watch out for your spices, seasonings and salad dressing items here.

Fruit and Sweets – Both are packed with natural and synthetic sugars.

Foods to Eat

Eggs – High in protein.

Vegetables

Lots and Lots of fresh veggies, leafy greens, low carb items like sweet potato, cauliflower, garlic, broccoli, green beans, avocado, lettuce and cabbage.

Meat

Lean meat, like free range chicken, wild fish – like wild salmon, organic beef, lamb, venison, ostrich, turkey and pheasant. Buffalo meat, organic of course, is much lower in cholesterol and fat than turkey and chicken.

Find out more on How I Killed My Candida Ebook. To Download the Ebook please CLICK HERE

 

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