Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for February 04, 2007

Step 1) Eliminate foods that feed Candida

  1. Sugar of all kinds, including fruit and dairy (except butter).
  2. Foods high in carbohydrates.
  3. All grains, nuts, seeds and legumes.

1. Eliminate sugars of all kinds, including fruits & dairy (except butter).

Candida’s main food supply is sugar and all forms of it such as lactose contained in dairy products (except butter), honey, maple syrup, molasses, glucose, fructose, lactose, and sugar substitutes, i.e. NutraSweet, aspartame, saccharin, etc. — see list below. Eliminating sugar is the most important part of the Candida Program.

All fruits, except lemons and limes, are also very high in sugar (fructose) and should not be eaten until you have cured your candida. Some vegetables that are also high in sugar must also be eliminated, i.e. carrots, yams, sweet potatoes, parsnips, beets and others.

Even though lemons and limes are allowed on the candida diet, providing many health benefits, they should not be consumed in large amounts because they contain fructose, which will feed candida.

Sugar is also contained is most processed foods such as smoked luncheon meats, ketchup, soup, etc. so reading labels carefully is very important. Reading labels can be tricky if you don’t know the many names of sugar and sweeteners. Here’s a partial list to help you.

Names for Sugar and Sweeteners (partial list)

aspartame carbohydrate carob powder corn starch crystalline dextrin dextrose disaccharides galactose glucose levulose maltitol maltodextrin maltose (malt sugar) malts of any kind manitol mannitol mono-saccharides NutraSweet polydextrose polysaccharides ribose saccharin sorghum suamiel succanat sucrose Please note, not all sugar substitutes directly feeds Candida, but all of them damage the immune system, and most are neurotoxic (causing damage and disturbances to the brain and nervous system). Stevia is the only sweetener that is allowed for candida sufferers, but it should only be consumed in very small amounts, because like all sugar it will increase cravings for sugar and high carbohydrate foods.

The fact that sugar greatly depresses the immune system has been known for many years, mainly because of Linus Pauling. He is the only person ever to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes ? for Chemistry (1954) and for Peace (1962). He concluded that white blood cells need a high dose of vitamin C, and so he developed his theory that high doses of vitamin C were needed to combat the common cold, the flu and even cancer.

Did you know that vitamin C and sugar have similar chemical structures so that means they compete with one another for entry into the cells. If there is more sugar around less vitamin C is allowed into the cell, and vice versa.

It is interesting that taking vitamin C also helps curb sugar, alcohol and high carbohydrate cravings. Since our bodies cannot make vitamin C on it’s own it must be obtained from foods or supplements on a daily basis.

Anti Fungals

Candida dislikes: Grapefruit Seed Extract Caprylic Acid, Garlic, Pau dArco, oregano and coconut oil.

These are your heavy artillery. Take as directed. Usually this involves alternating courses of two or three of these fungus busters after first completing a month on your strict anti-candida diet plan.

Expect to experience some die-back effect when you start to make all these changes. You may feel rough, perhaps worse at times than you did before starting the plan. This is a sign that the candida is dying off and your body is detoxing. For this reason, you may need to make the changes slowly, certainly not all in one go.

February 9, 2007 - Posted by | Health | ,

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