Yeast…Yuck!

November 22, 2016

For as long as I can remember I have struggled with yeast infections. As an Infant it was thrush. As a pre teen it was manageable. For many years, though, at some times it was unbearable.  It came to a point that the antibiotics I was being prescribed and the ‘over the counter’ creams and treatments were no longer helping.

It was time to take matters into my own hands. Candida albicans is a type of yeast that is naturally occurring in our bodies, only when it becomes un-balanced and has the opportunity to thrive, does it become a problem. The key is to completely eliminate from your diet that which the candida feeds on.

Below I will provide a list of what you should include in your diet as well as what you should eliminate or decrease in your diet. The sooner you are able to complete this candida cleanse, the faster you can re introduce some of your favourite things like wine and cheese, or pastries and coffee. Though I think you will find, your desire to over consume these treats may have changed. Everything in moderation!

DON’T EAT

  • Sugar
  • Dairy
  • Mushrooms
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Vinegar
  • Fermented foods
  • Refined Grains
  • Potatoes and Corn
  • Any processed Meats
  • Foods containing yeast
  • Peanuts
  • High sugar or alkaline forming fruits

DO EAT

  • All vegetables
  • Fresh herbs, and spices
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Homemade pesto or hummus
  • Quality protein
  • Un-refined oils
  • Pure Water
  • Homemade vegetable or bone broth

IN MODERATION

  • Miso soup
  • Eggs
  • Kefir
  • Brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, millet
  • Fruits (berries, apples, pears & plums)

This simple elimination diet will help you long term with resolving your Candida albicans problem. There is also a few things that you can do in the mean time to assisting a localized infection to heal.

NATURAL REMEDIES

  • Oil of Oregano – yeast fighter
  • Grapefruit seed extract – powerful anti-fungal effects while leaving intestinal bacteria intact
  • Pau d’arco tea – contains an antibacterial, anti-fungal agent
  • Garlic – has a natural anti-fungal allicin known to help fight bacterial and viral infections
  • Coconut Oil – antibacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties
  • Probiotics – It is important to replace the good bacteria!

 

Remember to always do some research for yourself and follow your gut! Hope this helps others as it has helped me.

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Caleigh Anne Clark

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