In 1953 Dr Orian Truss discovered the devastating effects of antibiotics in an Alabama (USA) hospital. He began exploring ways of treating what he called “antibiotic syndrome” (interesting name, hey?). In the 80′s, the idea of Candida overgrowth went public with the publishing of “The Yeast Connection” by Dr. William Crook and “The Missing Diagnosis” by Dr. Truss. Their books detailed how our natural and even beneficial Candida yeast begins to change into something new and very different and warned us how certain, modern conditions promote this transformation from good yeast to bad. Dr. Crook showed a way to fight this condition and limit it’s symptoms by “starving” the yeast with a special and severe method of eating called the Candida diet. For people affected by Candida, going on the Candida diet was like being given a new life: yeast infections went away, energy returned, thought processes became clear again. It was a miracle. Life became normal again.
Until those faithful “dieters” had . . . a cookie! Or a piece of bread. A glass of wine. Well, just about anything . . .
As amazing as the Candida diet was it had a huge vulnerability. If you ate anything at all that fed the yeast in your body you found all your symptoms returning and you were at square one again -starting all over.
There are many ways to fail in the fight with Candida overgrowth. The impossible Candida diet is one of them.
Despite the new revelations learned about how to conquer Candida there are still people today that will sell you e-books or counseling to go on this all-but-impossible diet to eliminate your Candida.