Detox The first aim of your Candida cleanse is to cleanse the system of the toxic byproducts of Candida. Fasting, colon cleansing, wheatgrass, fresh vegetable juices, plenty of water, detox herbs, exercise, and anything else that extracts toxins.
Reduce the yeast population in your system Candida treatment must bring yeast cells back into balance. Use anti-microbial herbs and phytochemicals in formulas from your natural or health food store that include a combination of these powerful herbs, 15 days on then 5 days off, repeating as long as needed. The 5 day break discourages mutating yeast from multiplying and developing immunity to the herbs.
Inoculate yourself with probiotics
Probiotic bacteria favorably alter the intestinal microflora balance, inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, promote good digestion, boost immune function, and increase resistance to infection. People with flourishing intestinal colonies of beneficial bacteria are better equipped to fight the growth of disease-causing bacteria. Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, along with acidophilus (found in yogurt), maintain a healthy balance of intestinal flora by producing organic compounds (lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and acetic acid) that increase the acidity of the intestine and inhibit the reproduction of many harmful bacteria. Probiotic bacteria also produce substances called bacteriocins, which act as natural antibiotics to kill undesirable microorganisms.
Improve your diet
A diet to eliminate Candida is a long-term lifestyle - and in fact diet is your best defence against candida. Yeast loves sugar and simple carbohydrates; if you keep feeding yeast cells they will multiply, and even the best anti-microbial herbs won’t keep them in check. Eat a disciplined diet for at least 3 months, then When your symptoms disappear, you can expand your diet. But don’t revert to old habits, or the candida symptoms will quickly return.
Keeping Candida in Check
Foods that Help Prevent Candida Infections
Vegetables like broccoli, squash, cabbage, and onions.
Whole grains like millet, brown rice, buckwheat and
oat bran. Nuts, garlic, fish and antibiotic-free lean
chicken, and beef. Olive oil
Foods to Eat
Vegetables (including plenty of raw garlic), protein foods (beef, chicken, eggs, fish),
live yogurt cultures (both dairy and non-dairy,) FOS*, whey, acidophilus, green
algae’s (such as spirulina and chlorella), nuts, seeds and oils, and non-glutenous
grains (like millet, rice, rice bran and oat bran).
Foods to Avoid
Aged cheeses, alcohol, chocolate, dried fruits, fresh fruits, fermented foods, mushrooms,
vinegar, glutenous foods (wheat, rye, oats, barley), all sugars, honeys and syrups (that
includes any ‘ose’, like lactose, sucrose etc), and foods that contain yeast
or mold (breads, muffins, cakes, baked goods, cheese, dried fruits, melons, peanuts - although
nutritional and brewer’s yeasts are not harmful, as they do not colonize in the intestines).
* FOS, or Fructo-oligosaccharides, are nondigestible dietary fibers that help to keep the
stomach and bowels healthy.
FOS are considered a "prebiotic" because they nourish the naturally present
"friendly" bacteria (especially Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli) which help to
ward off infection in the digestive system.
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