If you suspect that you may have Candida overgrowth. Following these diet guidelines along with either of our 30 day programs will help to re-balance your colon and help you to achieve the results you are looking for.
Candida overgrowth is a very common problem right now mostly due to the Standard American Diet which is based on grains and refined sugars. Antibiotics can also contribute to the overgrowth.
Candida is a yeast that occurs naturally in our intestines, it thrives on sugary – flour based foods and it can get out of control quickly. This causes a multitude of underlying problems that can affect our everyday lives with out you even knowing it. It can contribute to poor nutrient absorption, bloating, and unhealthy waste elimination.
Candida overgrowth can cause or contribute to:
Allergies, fatigue, sugar cravings, rashes, yeast infections, psoriasis and other skin aliments. Flu or cold like symptoms and “an all over aches and pains” or just not feeling like your old self. Bloating, constipation, weight gain can be associated with Candida.
The best way to combat Candida is to starve it. These guidelines may seem harsh or unrealistic but if you do you best to stick to it it will work with the products that you purchased and really improve the conditions that you are currently dealing with.
A proper diet will help to control candida and re-balance the colon. This typically takes 6 – 8 weeks. Here are some general guidelines for your new diet:
(1) Avoid added sugars (including fructose, honey, molasses, fruit-juice sweeteners, etc.) and all sugar-sweet foods and snacks, including cakes, cookies, candies, desserts, sodas, fruit-juice and ice-cream, unless they are made with stevia extract, which is a natural sweetener, available at health food stores. 1-2 servings of whole-fruits per day (except the very sweetest kinds, like grapes, watermelon and mango) are okay.
(2) Avoid white-starch foods, like white bread, cakes, cookies, white pasta, white rice, potatoes w/o their skins, and all refined flours, etc.. These foods are okay in moderation; Whole-grain flour, potatoes with their peels, whole-grain brown or wild rice, whole-grain pasta.
(3) Increase your intake of essential oils, especially omega-3 oils. These include: Fish oils, and oily fish, like salmon, mackerel, tuna-in-oil, sardines-in-oil, etc.; Flax-seed oil, one tablespoon or three capsules twice daily. Avocadoes, nuts, olives and olive-oil, canola and other vegetable oils are mostly omega-6, which are also good but not as lacking in our diets. Primrose or Borage oil is good too. Any of these oils can be used as a substitute for canola or olive oil, on breads and salads.
(4) Avoid antibiotics and cortisone-type prescriptions if at all possible.
Enjoy these foods also; Onions and garlic, fresh vegetables and their juices (beware of carrot juice it contains a lot of sugar)rice cakes, oat cakes (unmalted), butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, (no other dairy). Herbs, mild spices, freshly cracked nuts, seeds, fresh water, fruit and herb teas cold pressed oils brown rice and flours, use for cakes and pastry etc. oats (oatmeal makes an excellent breakfast , make with water and serve with nuts, seeds and yogurt. Meats, unprocessed and preferably organic or free-range. Fish, preferably unprocessed and wild, oily fish is best! Eggs, lentils, peas and beans.
Eat 2/3 of your daily intake in the form of nutritious healthy salads. Add a bit of fish or chicken as you like. Remember to stick to the guidelines above. Use salad dressings that you can make yourself that have unfiltered apple cider vinegar. You can make the Good seasons dressing (which can be purchased at any grocery store) Italian dressing, this way you can add your own oil (olive oil) and the vinegar. This vinegar is very good for you and has many therapeutic properties.
You can add a teaspoon of fresh ground flax (grind it yourself with a coffee grinder everyday right before you use it for best results) to your salads. Flax is very good for your digestion and will help balance your body.
Turmeric is a wonderful spice that you can add to salads and chicken. It also has therapeutic properties that you will benefit from right now.Make sure to drink plenty of water with this diet and the program. Good water intake is also crucial good colon lubrication. It will assist you in the cleanse and it’s also a good habit to keep indefinitely.
Exercise when you can, it is very important to retain good health, vitality and youthfulness. Walk, run, go to the gym.make an effort and stick with it. You will see results!
Everyone is different and the Candida cleansing/colon cleansing is not a miracle. You may need to cleanse for 60 to 90 days to effectively re-balance the flora in your colon. Your lifestyle and diet are VERY important to the cleanse and your ongoing health situations. So keep this in mind and get the most out of the colon cleansing/Candida cleansing program by sticking with all of the keys to your good health.
1.) Choose either the RESTORE Program + RESIST or TRIPLE CLEANSE + RESIST
2.) Stick to the diet
3.) Exercise everyday if possible, anything is better then nothing
4.) Water intake is important. Stay hydrated.
Good luck on you path to happiness and good health. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.