Can I Eat Pasta On A Candida Diet
Greetings. New Zealand naturopath Eric Bakker. Author of Candida Crusher and also the formulatorof the Canxida range of products. Thanks for checking out my tutorial. We're going to talk about pasta today. Is pasta okay on the Candida diet? I get many, many people asking me this question. I get emails.
It's a common question. Is this okay? Pasta, when you look at it, it's a prettycrappy food. It's made from wheat flour and most of it'sreally from durum wheat, so it's very high in protein, but it's got quite a bit of glutenin it. The unfortunate thing with pasta is that peoplehave a whole plate full of pasta and they put a heap of sauce on it and they think thisis a really great meal. It's actually a pretty crappy meal.
There are healthy alternatives to pasta. You can get soba noodles that are made frombuckwheat. There's a new one now called shirataki noodlesthat are made from a wild yam. You'll find that in some health food shops. Shirataki is actually a very fine translucentnoodles, almost like you can see through like glass. It contains stuff called galactomannan, whichis actually prebiotics. It's actually very good for the bowel.
Should you avoid all pasta? If you look at what pasta is made of, especiallyif you've got bloating, gas, and a yeast infection, it's probably not really the best food foryou to eat. I prefer you to back off pasta and go morefor the soba noodles or the 100 percent buckwheat, which I quite like. Make sure that if you do, buy buckwheat noodlesor soba, that's it's 100 percent buckwheat that doesn't contain flour, rice or stufflike that. Because some of them are actually blends.
My Asian shop actually sells 100 percent sobanoodles. They taste quite nice with a nice meat sauceon top. That's a healthy one. Don't be fooled by couscous because that'salso wheat. Cracked wheat, couscous, these are all basicallywheat products. So if you're trying to go gluten free, avoidthese foods. Buckwheat, perfect, 100 percent gluten free. Shirataki noodles, perfect, 100 percent glutenfree.
Personally, I'm okay with gluten and I goeat pasta just for the record, but I only eat a very small amount of pasta. I wouldn't eat like a whole plate full ofstuff. I really like lasagna and spaghetti and mydigestive system is fine. I've got no problem myself. Just when you eat these foods, if you do decideto eat pasta, because remember I'm not the food police. I'm not going to tell you what you shouldand shouldn't do.
Acid Alkaline Diets Do They Really Work For Candida
Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker, authorof Candida Crusher. Thanks for checking out my tutorial. Today, we're going to talk about acid alkalinediets. Acid alkaline diets are very big and verymuch in vogue like they have been as long as I've been involved in natural medicine. They probably will be for the next 100 years. Many people believe that by eating a dietthat's much more alkaline than acid forming,
they're going to live a much longer life span. We're going to be free of cancer or you'regoing to cure cancer. If you've got cancer, we're going to reversea lot of chronic diseases and things like that. Well, let's have a look at fact and fiction. There is some truth to the matter, but a lotof it's hocus pocus and actually what we call the quot;woowooquot; factor. It's a lot of bullshit to be honest.
I don't often use that word, but you needto be careful in natural medicine and also very careful when you go to Google becausethere is a lot of crap on the internet. I've just spent about 10 minutes looking atdifferent acid alkaline website and some of these are really strong on promoting quot;Reversecancer. Eat an alkaline diet. Live to 120quot; on other websites. Come on. How stupid do you think I am?
You think I even want to live to 120? I don't think so. It's not just something I'm really interestedin. Maybe you are, but I don't want to be 120. I mean 100 will do. Jokes aside. The point is there are some merits to theacid alkaline diet, but I believe that most of the stuff that you read about and hearfrom experts is a load of crap.
Let's look at the pH values for starters. pH is ranked from 0 to 14, 0 acid, 14 alkaline,7 is neutral. The blood is very carefully control rangeof about 7.25 to 7.35. I think it's around about there. It's just slightly alkaline. It's very tightly control. The urine alkaline can fluctuate wildly dependingon what you're eating. If you just had a big piece of steak or you'vehad some Kentucky fried chicken, whatever
you've had for breakfast, you'll find thatthe urine can be acidic to start with and then drop off. Practitioners who test urinary pH, it's notreally going to give you much of an accurate reading at all. To me, it's like doing blood tests every sixmonths to determine your health. It doesn't really work. You need to do blood testing for criticalmarkers much more regularly and then spreadsheet them to see where the highs and lows are.