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Treating Candida & Yeast in the Gut has been Shown to help with Weight Loss
|November 14, 2013|
Dietary Guidelines for the prevention and treatment of Candida
In our Naturopathic Medical practice, we always take a good look at the "gut" of our patients. Those wanting to lose weight on our HCG Diet Program do best when we have them on a regimnen of good flora in the morning and an anti-candida agent taken in the evening.
An overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract of the yeast Candida albicans is believed to cause a wide variety of symptoms in virtually every system of the body including the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous, and immune systems as being the most susceptible. Fatigue, allergies, immune system malfunction, depression, chemical sensitivities, and digestive disturbances are just some of the symptoms patients with candida overgrowth may experience. To prevent and eliminate candida consider the following.
Things to help a Candida Overgrowth in life and on the HCG Diet
Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, garlic and onions (organic)
Eat fresh or frozen foods. Freeze leftovers rather than refrigerate.
Eat non-leavened breads that do not contain yeast.
Eat organic plain, nonfat yogurt and supplement with an acidophilus product.
Supplement with ground flax seeds for fiber and vitamins A, B, C, and E.
Eat a limited amount of unsweetened cereals including all bran, oatmeal, puffed cereals (corn, millet, rice, wheat), corn flakes, and toasted rice.Keep grains to a minimum..
Eat all nuts and fresh nut butters except peanuts or peanut butter.
Eat skinless chicken, turkey, and fresh or frozen fish.
Use “better butter” instead of margarine. To make, soften 1 lb. of unsalted butter in a pot at low temperature until liquid. Add 2 c. natural, expeller-pressed safflower oil and stir well. Refrigerate or store in the freezer.
To help Eliminate Candida it is best to stay away from a few things
Refined foods, sugar, and sweets, including concentrated fruit juices and dried fruits.
Caffeine, pop, peanuts, malt products, and foods high in fats including beef, pork, veal, and lamb.
Aged foods and foods high in yeast, mold, or fungus content, including mushrooms, cheese, nutritional yeast, bread, cider, and soy sauce.
Sweetened cereals, packaged foods, canned foods, condiments, and concentrated “natural sweeteners” such as honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, molasses, malt, date sugar, turbinado sugar, mannitol, sorbitol, lactose, glucose, fructose, and maltose.
Alcohol, coffee, and caffeinated teas.
References: M. Murray, J. Pizzorno. Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. (Rocklin: Prima, 1998): 300-312. L. DeSchepper. Candida (Santa Monica: A.S.A.P. Secretarial Services, 1990). V. Glassburn. Who Killed Candida? (Brushton: Teach Services, 1991).
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