The Candida Diet is a relic of the 1980′s and persists to this day because at one time in history it was the only way to combat candida overgrowth. It began with the publishing of 2 books by the early “Candida Doctors“. The diet never really worked, and for good reasons -the strongest reason is that only 1 in 1,000 people can actually eat that way. But just Google Candida, and the “candida diet” still pops up all over the internet.
What’s wrong with the diet?
The diet itself is simple. Eat all the protein you want and lots of green vegetables and salads. What could be so hard? You may know the answer to that question already. It’s not hard -it’s impossible! Partly because of what you can’t eat, but mostly because You can’t slip-up once! Not even one little bit!
The idea behind the candida diet is to literally starve the candida yeast organisms living in your body. Starve them until they’re dead.
The Candida diet only works if you can completely eliminate sugars in all forms. Grains (cereal, bread, pasta, muffins, etc.), fruits, dairy and even sweet vegetables like carrots contain too much sugar. The carbs in these foods are quickly converted into sugars that feed your yeast overgrowth.
Let’s say you have eaten this diet perfectly for 3 months and at a birthday party you take a small piece of cake (just to be social). Up to this point the yeast in your body had been well on its way to dying but now it has just been fed! Your yeast is now reproducing again and your 3 months of diet was for nothing.
This is the “impossible” part. You simply must remain perfectly on the diet for 6 months to eradicate your yeast overgrowth. Even worse, a body that has had Candida is prone to get it again. The diet must be always maintained.
There is also a concern that eating only protein sources and green vegetables is not a healthy diet for you. It’s one thing to eat low carb but another to eat virtually ”no carb” as demanded by the Candida diet. So if the diet doesn’t work, what does?
The Big Change
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We wish you speedy healing and soaring health,
Marti & Jim White
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