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