The candida diet worked for me—but it’s not without controversy. Here’s what experts have to say about it. Two years ago, I was prescribed a strong antibiotic to treat a tooth infection. My skin began to feel itchy and dry, I was constantly bloated, and I had inexplicable brain fog. I also started getting chronic vaginal yeast infections. I was miserable. The center was run by Anthony Salzarulo, a holistic medical practitioner. So many medical doctors were unable to help me, so I gave his plan a try.
So far in this series we have looked at the causes and symptoms of Candida overgrowth or yeast infection. If you missed any of the previous articles, or want to remind yourself, you can read the following to catch up. I will tell you the most common foods that feed and contribute to the symptoms of Candida and the best foods you can eat to help suppress and control it. The damp, warm environment of our digestive system, a reduction in healthy bacteria usually caused by taking antibiotics and lots of sugar is all Candida needs to flourish, grow and take hold in your gut, causing any number of unpleasant symptoms such as digestive symptoms, emotional problems, skin, weight issues, muscle and joint pain, food allergies, itching and frequent infections to name just a few. These symptoms, alone and in combination all contribute to making you feel seriously under par. However, a few simple changes to your diet can help alleviate all of them. If you have, or suspect you may have, Candida there are steps you can take to help minimize its growth Candida- starting with your diet. Here is a list of foods that I have found in my Naturopathic practice to be most aggravating to people with Candida overgrowth. Any form of processed sugar including white or brown sugar derived from the cane sugar plant and any simple sweetener derived from maple syrup, honey, agave, brown rice syrup or malt. You also need to take great care to avoid high fructose corn syrup — this processed form of sugar, derived from the corn plant, is especially problematic for yeast overgrowth and should be eliminated. Read labels, you may be surprised to find all the hidden sources of sugar that you may be consuming. Packaged soups, coffee creamers, packaged seasonings are all potential sources.
Resources for patients are intended to be educational and do not replace the relationship between health practitioners and patients. All content is updated on a regular basis to account for new research and industry trends, and the last update date is listed at the top of every article. Current Gastroenterology Reports. Hi Kiran! The candida diet is like a more restricted version of the paleo diet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The candida cleanse The candida diet starts with a cleanse — lasting no more than a couple of days — until symptoms have improved. The findings of another in vitro study suggest that high intakes of sugar allow Candida yeast to bind to cells inside the mouth.