Candida Health Topic
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Candida Yeast Infection - Foods to Eat and Avoid
Candidiasis is the common name for a condition that results in the overproduction of a form of yeast normally found in the body at low levels. The environment in which Candida thrive means that the pH balance is acidic. This acidity inhibits the bodies' ability to absorb vitamins and minerals, and it limits enzyme production of digestive proteins. One of the side effects of limited enzymes leads to indigestion symptoms, increased acid levels, and sensitivities to certain types of food. Sugar feeds Candida. Diet that encourage the growth of yeast and should be avoided. Discusses foods to avoid and foods to eat.
Yeast-Fighting Program: Clean Up Your Diet
Eliminate foods that feed yeast organisms and encourage overgrowth. These include sugar, yeast, mold, starches and fermented foods. The simplest approach is to focus on eating fresh meats, vegetables, nuts, seeds, unprocessed oils, water and tea.
Holistic Treatment for Candida Infection
What happens when your body has too much yeast? First, the lining of your intestines weakens, which allows allergens and toxins that don’t normally leave your intestines into your bloodstream. Next, you develop a craving for sugars and carbohydrates to try to feed the unnaturally large amount of yeast in your intestine. This is a double-edged sword because the more sugar and grains you eat, the more the yeast grows out of control. Discusses need for good bacteria and probiotics.
Alkaline Diet for Candidiasis
Consume a diet consisting mainly of alkaline foods while minimizing your consumption of acidic foods to treat candidiasis. The crux of an alkaline diet is to eat more healthy fruits and veggies while limiting your consumption of meats and grains to reasonable amounts.
Natural Remedies for Candida
Discusses acidophilus, essential oils, fiber, and diet.
Candida and The Coconut Diet
In healthy people, candida does little harm because it's kept in check by beneficial microorganisms, or probiotics. These "good" bacteria, however, can be easily destroyed by antibiotics, prescription medications, birth control pills, poor diet and daily stress, allowing Candida yeast to grow out of control and produce infections. Prolonged antibiotic use is believed to be the most important factor in the development of chronic candidiasis. Antibiotics suppress the immune system and the normal intestinal bacteria that prevent yeast overgrowth, strongly promoting the proliferation of candida. There is research now that shows the medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil kill candida yeast.
Good Fats and Candida
Omega-3 fats are not only all right to include in an anti-candida diet, they are of utmost importance. Candida overgrowth may in fact be due, at least in part, to a lack of omega-3 fatty acids. You’ll find omega-3 fatty acids in therapeutic quantities in flaxseed oil, walnut oil and fish.
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