The Candida diet is ideal for women who have been fighting yeast infections or who are at risk of developing them. If you are sick of seeing your doctor, filling prescriptions and spending your hard-earned money on over the counter products that don’t work, the Candida diet may be the change that you are looking for. The Candida diet works in several different ways, so it can address the problem from different directions, which is vital if you want to actually eradicate the problem. It is important for every woman to understand why she keeps getting yeast infections and experiencing other symptoms of yeast overgrowth, if she actually wants to treat it effectively.
The Candida diet is more than just changing the way that you eat. Instead, it is a tasty and nutritious meal plan that requires removing certain items from your diet, and adding the appropriate antifungals and probiotics into your diet at the right times. If you make all of the right changes when you are supposed to, you will actually be eliminating the possibility of too much yeast from occurring in your body, thus preventing yeast infections. Obviously, it is much easier and safer to prevent the problem than it is to treat the problem after it has already occurred.
So, What To Do?
The Candida diet works by eliminating everything from your diet that yeast is likely to flourish from.
This, in turn, will start a detox for your body. Just like mold cannot grow in an area that is not moist and warm, it is believed that yeast cannot grow in a body that has nothing for it to live off of. This is important because when the levels of yeast in your body are high, you will have a constant stream of yeast infections, as well as all of the problems associated with it.
In addition, it is necessary to remember that the old saying “You are what you eat” is very accurate.
If you eat a diet that is high in fat, with simple carbs and lots of sugar, there is no way that your body will run as energetically or as well as it would with a constant supply of the right kinds of food.
When you start this diet, it is necessary to remove certain items from your diet, and then to slowly re-introduce some of them very slowly over a period of time.
The Candida diet requires that you remove the following items from your diet:
- Smoked meats
- Baked goods
- Beer and wine
In addition, you may have to remove the following items as well, depending on how you start the diet:
- Processed Foods
- Chocolate (Even baking chocolate which is often free of sugar)
- Most dairy products
This diet is often started with an “cleansing” or “fasting” cycle. During this time period, usually consisting of 24 or 48 hours, you will be consuming many sugar-free liquids and juices, but no actual food. Ideally, vegetable juices and water will be the main source of nutrition and hydration during this time period, but you are probably going to function better during this time period if you include the appropriate herbs and probiotics as well. Make sure that the juices you are consuming are as pure as possible, so check the nutritional information if you are not making your own. Many of the vegetable juices that are sold in grocery stores have astronomically high levels of sugar and carbs, and if you are not careful, you could make the entire diet pointless.
Chronic yeast infections are difficult to endure, both for the woman who is suffering from them and for her family members. In addition, it is believed by many medical professionals that the constant addition of chemicals and artificial yeast infection treatments cannot possibly be good for either the woman or her reproductive system. Alternative treatments do not just allow the symptoms to disappear, but also allow the body to heal permanently. Many sufferers have had chronic yeast infections for years and have virtually given up on ever being healthy. The Candida diet is a life-changing diet.
When the only thing you have to lose is the pain and discomfort from excess yeast in your body, there is no reason to keep suffering and depending on Western medicine that has not given you a permanent treatment option.