Is Buckwheat Ok On Candida Diet
Greetings. It's naturopath, Eric Bakker, authorof Candida Crusher, formulator of the Canxida range of dietary supplements. I've got a questiontoday from a lady in New York who wants to remain anonymous. Her question is quot;Eric isbuckwheat okay for Candida? Can I eat buckwheat if I've got digestive problems?quot;Actually, you can eat buckwheat, but let's just look at some common sense first. Whenyou're first starting out on a Candida diet approach, you need to first pull back, ofcourse, on the obvious crap out of your diet, the junk. Be careful if you haven't eatengrains like buckwheat or quinoa or oats or amaranth or any of these kinds of grains ornuts or seeds or for that matter, chickpeas
and beans, and things like that. Many peoplewill stop one thing and start something else, and they'll often eat way too much when theyfirst start and then get aggravations. If you haven't eaten buckwheat before, myadvice is to go very slowly with buckwheat flour or buckwheat groats and to eat small,small amounts incorporated into your diet every now and then. Maybe once or twice aweek and then gradually build up until you can tolerate them more. Remember, you're digestiveorgans have to slowly change and develop more enzymes and secrete these to allow these foodsto be broken down properly. The bacteria have to modify and perhaps shift in one directionor another there as well and modify their
colonies and populations to adapt to the kindof new diet as well. It's not just a matter of a mechanical process of swallowing andeating and now I've got a problem. What's wrong with me?The body has to adapt to these things. Just like muscles have to adapt to exercise. Justlike how your endocrine or your hormone system has to adapt to sleeping and work patterns.Everything in the body is about adapting to some kind of stress. So eating a new kindof carbohydrate in the diet, that will be a stress you're putting on the body, so anadaptation has to occur. You have to do that on a gradual process.Be wary of websites that say you can't eat
this and you can't eat that. I've just hada look at about a half a dozen websites that say that buckwheat, quinoa, oats, all of theseare 100 percent strictly forbidden on a Candida diet. Almost sounds like some kind of a preachertalking. Some kind of religious experience, so you can't do this and you can't do that.I love it when people say that. Common sense prevails when it comes to Candida. There arecertainly some quot;yesquot; and quot;noquot;, some quot;cant'squot; and quot;cans.quot; You'd have to be crazy to thinkthat you could drink coca cola on a Candida diet or to drink alcohol on a Candida diet.That's just crazy even believing that. Whether you're religious or not. You'd have to bea knot head to believe that.
In my opinion, it's the same when it comesto grains like quinoa and buckwheat and amaranth. Many people say no and some people say yes.Only you can be the judge of what that grain is going to be like in your digestive systemin terms of any effects it's producing. Buckwheat is okay, but when you're starting out on aCandida diet, go easy on it and gradually build it up. In fact, buckwheat is a verynice grain. I like it. I like millet as well. I like puffed millet and I just like plainmillet. It's very nice to incorporate, to cook, and to add small amounts into saladsand into your diet. We eat a lot of quinoa and it's a beautiful grain to eat. I likeit even cooked in chicken stock. It's a very
tasty addition as a side serve.Oats. I have oats most mornings. And I think small amounts of a steel cut oat are perfectlyfine to have with people with Candida. In fact, when you deny people all these grainsfrom their diet, they quickly get bored with just all vegetables and meats. What a boringdiet. Just meat and vegetables. Very boring. And many people lose weight and energy onthese grain starved diets as well. Buckwheat is okay.Think about soba noodles because they're buckwheat noodles. Soba is quite a nice addition toyour diet as well. Different ways you can incorporate buckwheat into your diet. Buckwheatpancakes, for example, with blueberries are
Can I Eat Rice On The Candida Diet
Hi there. It's New Zealand naturopath, EricBakker, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of dietary supplements.I've got an email here from a guy in America who wants to remain anonymous. Then he asksme, quot;Can I eat rice on the Candida diet? Is rice suitable? Will it affect my yeast infection?quot;This is a question I get asked all the time about rice. I've just had a look on severalwebsites and different forums about rice. Half the people say yes; half the people sayno. A lot of experts say no. But in my opinion, a lot of these experts have never had thekind of experience I've had treating tens of thousands of people with yeast infectionsor bowel problems. They've treated all kinds
of conditions, but they haven't specializedin gut disorders with people. I can tell you now, eating rice on the Candidadiet is very interesting for some people in terms of the effects it can create. For manypeople that I see, they have no issues at all eating rice when they've got Candida andthat includes white rice, brown rice, wild rice, basmati rice, all kinds of rice. ButI'll be quick to add that you're better off avoiding white rice on the Candida diet untilyou get a very good gut function back. Until the bowel motions improve. Until the bloatingand gas disappear. Until your weight's under control. Be careful with rice because somepeople eat much too much rice, just like they
eat much too much bread or potatoes or thesekinds of starchy carbohydrates. I prefer to eat brown rice. I like brown ricewith some wild rice thrown through it, the black rice. You can also eat red rice. Infact, brown basmati is quite a nice rice to eat, so there's a rice you can get calledbasmati rice. I prefer to use a basmati rice for making Palou dishes, which is really asteamed rice dish with vegetables mixed through it. That's called a Palou and then you canput different kinds of things like peas or carrots, some cardamom, some cloves, and somecinnamon sticks. You can put different spices and vegetables through the basmati and a bitof water in there.
And I usually put a little bit of water that'sabout one knuckle or even a half to one knuckle joint above the rice in the pot. I use a castiron pot and I use clean water. Usually just cold water. I don't usually rinse the rice.You're supposed to rinse it and all this business. I don't do that. And then I'll get it on high,get it boiling, and then turn it right down to low. I'm going to put a lid on the saucepan.Again, a heavy lid, I usually wrap a small tea towel around there. And I've learned thatputting a small cloth under the lid absorbs a lot of the steam and moisture and it alsogets the top of the rice nicely steamed. When you are going to eat rice, make sure you don'tuse those aluminum saucepans. Rice cookers
tend to be aluminum. Throw them out. You don'twant to have aluminum in your diet in a saucepan or in a rice cooker. Do the steaming methodusing a heavy saucepan. A stainless steel saucepan with a heavy copper base is alsogood to use. Brown rice is preferable. You can steam thator boil it. If you do want to stick with white rice, there's nothing stopping you from usingan 8020 blend of 80 percent brown, 20 percent white, a long grain. Basmati's a better kindof white rice to eat than other kinds of white rice. Some people say one cup per day. Nomore. I mean it's up to you. If you're used to eating rice, you'll sort of know how muchyou need to eat. Just don't eat too much rice.
Keep your amount down and make sure that ifyou do have rice, you have it alongside plenty of vegetables and protein. Don't just eata large plate full of rice. That's a big mistake. Can you eat rice on the Candida diet? That'sthe question. Well, if you are getting symptoms like brain fog, joint pain, bloating, gasor you're not feeling good and you are eating rice, stop the rice temporarily to see ifit improves your gut function. If you are eating rice and you get none of those symptoms,try to switch over to brown rice, which has got a higher fiber content. There are a lotof B vitamins. Some experts even believe that brown rice contains digestive enzymes. I knowthat when I eat more brown rice, I have better