Candida Foods To Eat Best Foods To Eat With Candida Diet
Greetings. It's Eric Bakker, naturopath fromNew Zealand and author of Candida Crusher. Thanks for checking out my tutorial today. Asyou can imagine, I get an incredible amount of emails from patients from all around theworld from many different countries, particularly from the United States of America. I get lotsof frequently asked questions. I've got a question here from a guy called Tom Rutherfordin Texas, and Tom is asking me, Eric, what are the best foods to eat if I have a yeastinfection? The best foods to eat with Candida. Well, Tom, this is going to be quite an interestingreply to your question because it's not just about what foods are the best foods to eatwith Candida. There are many different ways
we can answer the question and, unfortunately,many Candida diet websites, base a lot of their information around foods. Foods do forma very important consideration with yeast infections. But unfortunately, a lot of thesewebsites and sources of information don't contain the full picture. In fact, I'm absolutelystunned the longer I see patients, the more I realize that so many people can, in facteat fruit, can eat gluten, and can eat lots of bread. Even some patients can drink alcoholand still recover from a yeast infection. So there is no one law that comes down likea hammer that says, â€œYou shall not eat this. You shall not eat that.â€� But the guidelinesI'm going to give you now, Tom, will be based
on my experiences on many thousands of differentpatients. What I think works best for the general population. And I'll throw some moreinformation in along the line as we speak on situations other than foods.Let's just start by explaining a little bit about what is currently the whole idea withthe Candida diet. Most people will be quick to tell you that you've got to avoid anythingcontaining sugar or refined carbohydrates. That you've got to eat a diet that is quitehigh in proteins, preferably lean sources of protein and focus more on the green leafyvegetables. The general consensus is to avoid all forms of fruit and most forms of grain.In fact, it almost sounds a bit like a specific
carbohydrate kind of diet, doesn't it? It'sa paleoSCD diet combined. That's almost what this sounds like. There are no hard and fastrules, and I wrote about this extensively in Candida Crusher.However, when you're starting off with a Candida diet approach, the first thing I always getpeople to do is to do what I call a big clean up. So a big clean up means an assessmentof what you're currently eating, particularly if you haven't already made the changes towardthese types of foods, is to slowly wind down all your eating over a 14day period. By that,I mean cut out all forms of alcohol over a 14day period. Stop eating takeaway or refinedfoods, and start incorporating good foods
into the diet.What are the good foods? What are the best foods to eat when you've got a Candida yeastinfection? Well, the best foods are foods that support good digestion, that supportgood immune function, and that support the proliferation of beneficial bacteria in thedigestive system. They discourage dysbiotic bacteria and Candida, and they also discouragethe ability to the challenge the immune system. Because nearly all people with Candida haveleaky gut syndrome. They have intestinal permeability. Nearly all people I see with Candida haveSIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and all patients I see with Candida have gotstress, which increases permeability umpteen
times.Focus on high quality proteins in your diet. Proteins are important to eat, particularlyif you chew them really well. Chew them well. And also, I believe it's important at thisstage to recommend that you take a good digestive enzymeprobiotic supplement at least twice,if not three times per day. When you've gone through the big clean up and you're goinginto the initial stages of a good Candida diet is to support your digestion with a verygood quality enzyme dietary supplement. Because the enzyme is going to help your stomach,the pancreas, and the small intestine. It's going to facilitate proper breakdown. It'sgoing to supply the body with some enzymes
Is Glutamine Any Good For Candida
Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker. I'm the author of Candida Crusher and formulatorof the Canxida range of products. Thanks for checking out my tutorial. A question I get asked from time to time isquot;Is glutamine any good for Candida?quot; Glutamine is an amino acid. If you look on the internet, you'll find manypeople recommend glutamine. Anywhere from small amounts right up to severalgrams per day.
I think the average dose is from about 3 to8 grams, 8,000 milligrams per day. Some people recommend up to 40 grams per day. One website I just looked at, 100 grams perday. How stupid is that? Amino acids, when you think about it, aminosare found in food. In fact, the body makes glutamine itself. Eating a diet with glutamine, glutamine willcome naturally to you and if it doesn't, you need to source aminos from foods that youeat.
And you should. You should be able to get all the aminos youneed from a really good healthy diet. Supplements are one thing. How far do you want to go with supplementation? Some people even tell me that melatonin isperfectly natural to take as a supplement. It's a darn hormone. You don't want to take the stuff into yourbody. It's crazy how many supplements people arestarting to take to get better.
It's just crazy. It just doesn't make sense. To me, the less you take the better. You don't really need to take supplementsfor this and supplements for that. The best one I saw was 93 supplements in oneday that a patient in the US. I did a tutorial about that a while ago. Talking about that case. It's incredible.
Why am I not a fan of glutamine? Well, I've seen too many aggravations withit with people. Way too many aggravations. If you are a fan of glutamine, experimentwith it yourself and see how you go. But if you've got an active bacterial infectionin the gut, a parasite infection, or Candida infection, you need to be very, very carefulwhat you take into your gut. In my opinion, you're better off making adiet and lifestyle change and strengthening your immune system up before you start lookingat supplements like glutamine.
Probably not really a good idea. Many people tell me that when they first starttaking it, they feel really good. But that stops very quick. Other people tell me when they take glutamine,they feel awful to start with and it just gets worse over time until they stop the glutamine. I stopped recommending glutamine now for abouttwo years ago. I really started to think it's just not reallysomething I want to recommend to people. I prefer people to work naturally on theirdigestive system.