The candida diet has become a complex and strict diet leaving people thinking there is not much food left as an option. Better Living health foods store in Toronto (Etobicoke) has simplified the candida diet for you suggesting many tasty sources of proteins, good fats and high fiber foods.
You can eat the suggested foods in the form of salads, broths, soups keeping in line with the chart below:
Everyone has candida. However, exposure to antibiotics, diet high in sugar and stressful lifestyle can cause an imbalance in the gut flora allowing the candida to multiply and develop into its more virulent fungal form causing candidiasis. This condition is also known as candida overgrowth that causes symptoms such as poor digestion, bloating after meals, foggy, unclear thinking, depression, diarrhea, fatigue throughout day, bad breath, white coat on tongue called thrush, fungus on nails, vaginal yeast infections. If you would like to diminish these symptoms you need to control what you ingest.
For some it may only take 4 weeks to find relief from their candida symptoms while for others it may take up to 6-12 months.
Herbs such as anti-fungals (pau d’arco, cat’s claw, olive leaf extract and grapefruit seed extract) and immune systemboosters as well as probiotics and digestive enzymes arehelpful in speeding up the healing process.
If you have tried the above and find your symptoms are not clearing you may want to consider the other factor of candida overgrowth – heavy metals. The presence of mercury in the body increases the toxicity levels further impairing healing of candida overgrowth. Heavy metals are obtained through mercy fillings, contaminated fish, food preservatives and cosmetics, aspartame, food colourings and dyes.
Better Living offers hair mineral analysis to check your levels of heavy metal toxicityso that we can successfully address this possible underlying cause of your candida overgrowth.