Candida Question #35 I Have Crazy Cravings For Sugar What Can I Do To Stop It?

I really crave bread or wine or ice cream or sugar or candy or any type of sweet food. What can I do to quell these cravings?

There are different types of sugar cravings. Some people have mild sugar cravings other people have massive sugar cravings. So it really depends to what extent you’ve been eating these sweet or treat foods right up to the point where now you’re interested in eradicating your yeast infection.

So a couple of tricks and tips which I’ll give you now, but you’ll find many more in my book, Candida Crusher. A classic way to help with mild sugar cravings is to take chromium picolinate, about between 200 to 500 mcg depending on your body size. Take this between two to three times per day with food, particularly in the morning. You’ll find that chromium will help. If you’ve got killer cravings to the point where you’re prepared to get in the car and drive down to the shop to buy some chocolate ice cream, you may want to have a small bottle of a herb called Gymnema and put some of this in your mouth with those strong cravings. It’s quite a bitter herb. You can dilute it in a little bit of water and this will stop the killer cravings. You’ll get a result from this one to two hours after you take the Gymnema Sylvestre. You’ll get this herb probably from your herbalist.

As I mentioned in my book, there are many different tricks and tips on helping you to overcome your sugar craving. But changing your diet for the better, improving your protein intake and the quality of your proteins and dropping the junk for about two to three weeks prior to starting the induction diet, you’ll be well on your way to getting rid of these sugar cravings. Once you do, it will be one of the best decisions you’ve made because all of a sudden you’ve started to reduce one of your biggest risk factors for yeast infection and that’s sweet foods.

Candida Question #33 Do I Have To Follow A Specific Diet On Your Candida Crusher Program?

Well, have a think about it. What do you think contributed to your yeast infection in the first place? It would have been several factors. And one way to get yourself out of this situation is to change your lifestyle and your diet. In fact, these two factors account for 80 percent of your recovery. Many people believe they can get rid of a yeast infection by taking pharmaceutical drugs or dietary supplements, and this is a ridiculous notion. These products may assist, but they will not permanently eradicate the yeast infection.

Diet is paramount in your recovery and the first three to four weeks, in particular, you will need to really make some serious changes. In my book, I describe a particular trick I call the warm turkey approach. Cold turkey is not that pleasant.

So for the first 14 days I’d like you to slowly come down and sort of drop the rubbish from the diet. Remove the alcohol from the diet. Take out the obvious factors like take-out foods, you know, typical junk that many people eat, pizzas and burgers and soda drinks and junk like that. These need to be eliminated very first thing to do. There is no point changing your diet and making all these changes over night. You need to make some small changes initially. Clean up the diet and then go into what I call the induction diet.

I initially put people on what I call the big clean up in my book. So I get them to do warm turkey for 14 days then go into a big cleanup for two weeks and then to go into an induction diet. It’s a very clever idea because it’s going to minimize a lot of aggravations. So the induction diet means you need to look carefully at your carbohydrate choices, take most of the sugars out of the diet, and on and in my book, Candida Crusher, you will get an extensive idea on what to do.

This approach works and I’ve used it now with over 15,000 patients. It works very well indeed. If you take your time and make small changes initially and improve on those changes, you’ll find after several months these changes will be easy for you to do, and they’ll become second nature. If you maintain these dietary choices, or be it loosen up a little, you should not get your yeast infection back again unless you’re going to take antibiotics or have a high-stress lifestyle or get involved in the factors which contributed to your yeast infection which will be drinking endless amounts of soda drinks, eating lots of fried foods, pancakes, donuts, junk like that, you’re going to go straight back into a yeast infection again.

So, yes you do need to follow a specific diet when you’re on my program. The diet has been fine-tuned over many years and if you do it properly, that should be a permanent resolution to your yeast infection.

Candida Question #23 Does Diet Have Any Connection With Yeast Infections?

Yes, it certainly does. Diet plays a critical role in yeast infections, both in getting a yeast infection and recovering from a yeast infection. So an aptly described term, garbage in/garbage out, is quite a good one to use with Candida.

If your diet is full of junk food, caffeine, sugar, soda drinks, ice cream, and take-out foods, for example, you’ll be putting your body in a high-risk category for a yeast infection, particularly if you’re under high stress. And of course people under high stress eating a convenient junk diet are more prone to infection, which may incur an antibiotic and again that will plunge you into a very high risk for a yeast infection. Certainly eating a very healthy, nutritious diet reduces your risk of a yeast infection.

The best diet, in my opinion, are the ones which contain a wide variety of very healthy fresh foods, including fermented and cultured food, sea vegetables, high-class proteins, and plenty of fresh produce. These are the ones which lower your risk and also feed your body with the right nutrients you need to sustain outstanding health.

So diet certainly has a lot to do with a yeast infection. I hope that answers your question.

Thank you.