(Closed) Candida Diet???

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Candida is the genus of yeast.  The diet you are referring to is the Candida-free diet (I’m assuming anyway)  and the basis of it is BS.  There are different variations, and some of them are reasonable diets, especially if you do have food intolerances.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Okay, I was wondering why anyone would name a diet after a G. B. Shaw play. Am I a little nerdy, or what?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve done a Candida Cleanse before however I have a healthy diet to begin with so I didn’t notice any strong effects of it. I think the basic principle is great because overall your diet really does effect you in more ways than you may be aware. I say give it a try if it interests you. It’s not a CRAZY diet that can hurt you like some, so go for it.

If you’re looking for a lifestyle change check out Crazy Sexy Diet. I recommend it to a lot of my friends. It’s a complete health overhaul but it focuses on the healing power of food.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’ve been on a plant-based diet for the past 2 years. Vegetarian for many years, as well. I read the Engine Two Diet and it changed my life. I lost 20 lbs, stopped the stomach aches caused by dairy, stopped having acne, and my periods are much better. What I eat is all types of plants, nuts, seeds, fruits, organic FREE-RANGE eggs (the best kind for your health..vegetarian fed chicks have low cholesterol), sometimes raw goats cheese aged over 1 year, and sometimes Whole Foods farm raised fish b/c it’s the most healthly. I wouldn’t go on a crazy restricting diet. Just eat healthfully and you will become healthy. Don’t worry about counting calories. Btw, I’m a Certified Clinical Nutritionist in IL.Wink

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

BTW– Candida is a bacteria found naturally in our blood stream. It’s role is to consume excess sugars in the blood stream. If you have an excess of candida, you need to see a RD or nutritionist because something may be wrong with your diet. Candida is a warning sign for diabetes.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@SurferB:  Candida is not a bacteria.  It’s a yeast, which is a type of fungus.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@AB Bride:  Woops you’re right! I shouldn’t write these when it’s really late Tongue Out

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

@SurferB:  candida is not normally found in the blood. it is normally found in the vaginal tract, intestines, mouth, etc, but it is not found in the blood unless it is pathogenic and a systemic infection. it is also not a warning sign for diabetes. frequent yeast infections can be a symptom of immune dysfunction, including diabetes, but candida is found in all people. not trying to be mean, just wanting the OP to have accurate facts.

 

@s.renea9:  i would encourage you to try a low glycemix index diet/paleo diet/anti-candida diet if you think you have symptoms and might benefit. many people do!

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