You can eliminate Candida overgrowth from your system! Just follow these simple steps.
1. Decide You Need a Yeast Free Diet
If you suspect that you have any of the symptoms of Candidiasis, a yeast overgrowth in your digestive system, then you need an anti Candida diet. The most common telltale signs are recurring bloating and abdominal pain, as well as itching in the genital area, as well as other warm, moist areas.
2. Understand What Is Happening.
Candidiasis is the result of an overgrowth of the Candida Albicans yeast fungus in your digestive system. This is generally the result of an imbalance occurring in the system due to ill health, stress, or poor diet. Candida is normally found in the body, and is usually kept in check by other beneficial bacteria, so the natural balance needs to be restored by a change of diet.
3. Commit to Eliminating Some Foods From Your Diet.
Your body needs time-out from foods that are feeding the yeast in your system. For awhile you will need to eliminate foods such as, cheese, mushrooms, dried, smoked or cured meats, peanuts, and pistachios. Yeast containing foods such as bread, some cookies, pretzels and rolls need to be avoided, as well as brewed liquids like pickled food, mustards, sauces, vinegar and salad dressings. In addition, brewed beverages such as beer and ciders will also feed the yeast overgrowth, and because the yeast requires high levels of sugar to exist, sugary products such as honey, maple syrup, soft drinks need to be restricted, as well as wine and spirits which break down to high sugar content.
4. Add Fresh Foods To Your Diet.
For every food you have removed from your diet, you can include fresh vegetables, lean meat, pasta and fruit. Look for new recipes to include the foods that you are now consuming for the health of your body, so that you are not pining for old familiar foods. Because the yeast is requiring sugar to survive you will experience sugar cravings which you can deal with by eating an apple or a carrot. More, smaller meals during the day will help to reduce any sugar cravings. While you are on this diet, the Candida yeast will be dying off at a rapid rate, releasing toxins, so drinking plenty of water will be important.
5. Keep It Up For 6 Weeks.
You don’t have to avoid the yeast feeding foods for ever. Over a 6 week period, the Candida will die off, allowing the natural balancing bacteria to regenerate. As the yeast fungus dies off, the first 2 weeks will be a time of detoxification and elimination and you are likely to feel uncomfortable and low in energy at times. Celebrate this as a good sign that your body is recovering, and regenerating. Have another drink of water, and some fruit or fresh vegetable. After the first few weeks, you will begin to feel re-energised, and you will begin to notice that that symptoms of discomfort and ill health will be fading.
6. Plan Your Future Good Health.
After 6 weeks, you can gradually re-introduce the foods you have eliminated. Introduce one food type at a time, so that you can see how your body reacts. This is the time to pay close attention to what your body is telling you. Sudden drops in energy levels, or disturbance of the digestive system after eating specific foods are a good indicator that those foods perhaps should be permanently eliminated or consumed only sparingly.
You should also have developed a good idea of the foods that your body really likes, and these are the ones that should become a permanent of your diet. Your aim is to develop an understanding of your body so that for the rest of your life you can keep your system in balance.