How to get rid of Candida Overgrowth

The date is September 21, 2014. It has been about 6 months since I first began an Anti-Candida Diet. Unfortunately, I don't feel that there has been much improvement. So my biggest hurdle is "How to get rid of Candida Overgrowth?" The diet I have been following is to avoid most forms of sugar. So this is what I've been eating for the past 6 months:

  • Non-starchy Vegetables - Raw and Cooked
  • Quinoa
  • Meats & Eggs (poulty and fish mostly) (Update 2016, mostly vegan dishes)
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Green apples (about 1/2 of one, but not daily)
So, are you wondering what set me on this course? There are two reasons:

  • I Googled "Raw Food and Candida" and found that many suggest that the real problem is that fat in the diet gets in the way of food sugars actually getting into the cells. The recommendation is to reduce the fat and exercise more. Well, for sure, we need to remove all excess fats, but remember that real food fats such as avocados and a reasonable amount of nuts are healthy for us.

  • Also, I am returning to what I know to be true which is that The Gerson Therapy Diet can heal many forms of cancer. And I recalled that The Gerson Therapy Diet eliminates all forms of fat at least for the first 6 weeks of treatment which includes meats, eggs, nuts, seeds, oils (except for flax seed oil - high in Omega 3s) and even my favorite salad ingredient - avocados....AND SALT! BUT you would get to continue eating raw apple cider vinegar if your were to choose this path. (Whew!)

Body Ecology
I converted to Body Ecology Diet recommendations and food supplements in 2015. Better for adrenal glands and digestion.

There are many interesting theories. Both of the reasons stated above suggest that (in my own words/summary) by having high amounts of fat in the diet, the cells are unable to absorb/use the fruit sugar because they are so heavily laden, or over burdened, with fat. Also The Gerson Therapy describes how the cells become water-logged from over-consumption of salt - thus blocking the cells ability to absorb these nutrients found in fruit sugars.

Fat and protein are the most difficult to digest...or at least I know this to be true for me. My lab tests have proven such to be true.

The most important thing that I need to do is to keep my digestion running smoothly. The addition of some whole grains are helping with that. Also I need to remember to drink enough water/fresh juices. I've been trying to exercise at least three times per week by using one of those stepper machines that also works out my arms, but best of all is the sauna - which helps me sweat out all my toxins. I am always cold and the sauna warms me to the core. I spend at least 15 minutes per activity. That's it...nothing too strenuous.

Hey, did you know that sleep is also important to digestion? That's something I've come to know as true also...which brings the following to my attention....

I'm losing SLEEP! Actually, there are a few other things going on in my life that have put a little stress on major one is that my husband brought home a stray dog and now (57 days later) I have four new puppies on my hand and their still malnourished mother who needs feeding around the clock - every 4 hours to be exact and yes that does include my sleeping hours! (Perhaps I will post how I prepare her REAL dog FOOD soon.) But just as stressful of a situation it is - it is also enjoyable to see the new life of those 4 little puppies as they make progress and grow.

Body Ecology
I converted to Body Ecology Diet recommendations and food supplements in 2015. Better for adrenal glands and digestion.