Candida and Candida Diet

Written by Toronto Nutritionist Janet Zdichavsky RNCP ROHP

Candida albicans is a single-celled fungus always present in the genital and intestinal tract. If it is present in disproportionable quantities it can cause infection. Diaper rash, vaginitis, and thrush are some of the possible manifestations of candida infection.

Candidiasis affects many parts of the body—most common are the mouth, ears, nose, fingernails, toenails, intestinal tract, rectal itching, and vagina. Symptoms range from constipation, diarrhea, colitis, abdominal pain, headache, bad breathe, impotence, memory loss, mood swings, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, congestion, persistent heart burn, numbness in face or extremities, night sweats, white spots on tongue, extreme fatigue, depression, even diabetes and others.

Candida may affect both men and women, however is rarely transmitted sexually.

Yeasts, including candida feed on sugar. If the body’s PH balance is upset for any reason, the friendly bacteria such as lactobacilli that normally metabolize sugars cannot thrive and do their job properly and there is a risk of Candida albicans flourishing in this sugar rich environment. People with robust immune symptoms rarely experience infections such as candidiasis, who also eat a healthy diet low in sugar and yeast.

Acidophilus and wild oregano oil are beneficial in the treatment of Candida albican, as well as eating vegetables, fish, gluten-free grains such as brown rice and millet and eating plain yogurt. Make sure your diet is fruit free as well as sugar free. Below is a list of foods allwowed.

 

                                                    CANDIDA DIET (foods allowed)

 

Protein

1      all beans, lentils

2      tofu

3      salmon, and seep water fish

4      soymilk, almond milk

5      free range, antibiotic and hormone free eggs

6      naturally raised chicken or turkey

7      raw or soaked nuts or seeds ( except cashews, peanuts and pistachios

8       dairy free meat analogues

FRUITS

1       granny smith apples

2       cranberries

VEGETABLES

1       green leaf

2       broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts

3       zucchini, onions, garlic

GRAINS

1       quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, millet

2       sprouted grains (spelt bread with no wheat ,yeast, sugar

CONDIMENTS & OILS

1       braggs amino acids

2       flax oil, ghee, extra virgin olive oil

3       carob powder

4       garlic, lemon, onion

5       tahini, soy, and other raw nut butters

6       vinegar free organic sauerkraut

7       stevia for sweetening

THAT MEANS NO DAIRY, WHEAT, MUSHROOMS, POTATOES, COFFEE, ALCOHOL. ASK ABOUT ALTERNATIVES


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