Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Proven Natural Candida Diet

Proven Natural Candida Diet and Herbal Treatment for Candida, Candidiasis, and Chronic Yeast Infections.

What is the Candida Diet and how can it help me?
There are various versions of the Candida diet available, but all follow the same basic formula.
Native Remedies has made it easier for you by creating an easy to follow list of what you should and what you shouldn't eat to beat Candida.
Will the Candida Diet help me to lose weight?
The Candida Diet is not intended for weight loss, but is specifically designed to combat Candida, Candidiasis and yeast infections. However, if you are overweight, you will almost certainly lose weight if you follow the Candida Diet!
Overgrowth of Candida causes intense cravings for sugar and starch, which is why many people cannot follow a weight loss diet.
Controlling levels of Candida in your digestive tract will help you to stick to your weight loss plan, while eliminating sugar and refined carbohydrates will help you lose weight.
Some Important Points
When following the Candida diet, you must make sure that your blood sugar levels are kept at an acceptable level by eating a substantial breakfast, lunch and supper. If you find that your energy level is low or you are experiencing dizziness while on the diet, it is probably due to low blood sugar. If this happens, simply add a mid-morning and mid afternoon snack. Please remember to drink lots of water in order to assist the elimination of toxins from your body. After a few days of detoxing, some of your symptoms may become worse and you could also experience headaches. This is quite normal and part of the detoxification process. It will improve after a few days and you will begin to feel healthier than you have felt for years! The Candida diet should be followed for 4 weeks, followed by a maintenance program as outlined.
You may not use sugar in any form – this includes sucrose (cane sugar), glucose and fructose (fruit sugar). Lactose (milk sugar) to be kept to a minimum.

Foods Allowed
• Rye Vita (contains no yeast)
• Chicken, fish, meat
• Rye Bread (no yeast or wheat) roasted/grilled or steamed)
• Rice cakes Sunflower/olive oil
• Rice, potato or rye flour 30ml lemon juice
• Corn or soya flour all veggies fresh or frozen – no tinned food
• Oats, maize (corn) meal, maltabella Avocado pears
• Dairy-milk 125ml per day Sweet / normal potatoes
• Plain Bulgarian yoghurt-125ml (no sugar!) Brown rice (no white rice)
• Low fat cottage cheese (no sugar!) Onions / garlic (unless sensitive)
• Soya / Rice milk Walnuts, cashews, hazel,
• Ricotta cheese pecan, coconut & macadamia
• Popcorn (homemade), plain chips (no MSG!)
• One fruit per day (no melons) & Herbal teas eg Rooibos
• Grapes, make sure that fruit is not bruised; Lipton herbal teas
• Herbs, mineral water
• Tomatoes
• Artificial sweeteners eg. Advantage
• Hummus
Foods allowed weekly (only one item of each)
• Whole wheat pasta 1 rice cake with carob or yogurt topping
• Wheatbix (sugar free), tomato paste (if no wheat allergy is prevalent)
• Soft goat cheeses e.g. Camembert, feta or goat
Foods allowed twice a week (only one item of each)
• Canned tuna or Salmon in spring water
• Spices eg. curries, chillies (avoid if allergic)
Foods to Avoid
• Anything containing yeast pickled, smoked or processed meat
• smoked or processed fish (including cold meats, & vacuum-packed foods)
• Breads, marmite provita, Bovril etc
• White wheat flour or pastry flour
• Gluten flour, flake cereals, semolina
• Cream of wheat, pasta – white, all vinegars and vinegar products (chutney, mayonnaise, salad dressing etc)
• Cheese, fermented or processed eg. Cheddars, feta from dairy or other hard cheeses
• All forms of alcohol
• Fruits – melons or grapes or any fruit and vegetables that shown any signs of bruising or mold, honey and other natural sweeteners
• Mushrooms
• refined sugar and anything containing sugar
• Peanuts, peanut butter and pistachio
• All teas and coffees, except herbal teas
• All fruit juices (drink still mineral water instead)
Typical meals would include (omit foods you are allergic to. Eat as much as you want of the items listed here):
• 1 Fruit
• Porridge - Oats, maltabella (regular) or
• Mealie (corn) meal. Rice cereal (infant food)
• Rye vita / yeast free bread / rice cakes Avo / cottage cheese / egg / tomato
• Haddock
• Salads eg. potatoes, greens, rice, beans
• (include as many different ingredients as possible)
• Meat, fish, chicken (roasted / grilled / steamed)
• Lentils, pulses, legumes-soups, bakes, etc
• All vegetables-steamed and to include pumpkin, squash, butternut
• potato-baked, boiled or chips
• brown rice
• salads/stir fries/soups-chicken & veggie
• soup may be frozen & reheated
• yeast free bread/rye vita/rice cakes
• Avocado / tomato / cottage cheese / tuna / cold
• chicken
Maintenance Program
After the initial four weeks detox, you can slowly re-introduce foods from the ”Foods to avoid list”, but, please remember to use them in moderation. The foods to continue avoiding, or using with caution are: sugars, white flour, fruit juices, dried fruits, prepared breakfast flakes including muesli, alcohol, vinegar and foods containing yeast.
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