Candida Question #15 When Can I Eat Sweets Again If I Am On Candida Diet?

I hate the Candida Crusher diet and want something sweat. What can I eat for a treat?

Very commonly asked question by many people is I miss my iced yo-yo or yum-yum or whatever snack that you would like to call your favorite treat. It could be Mountain Dew or it could be a Coke. It could be an ice cream. It could be a little candy bar. Many people who develop a yeast infection or gut problem have an underlying craving or desire for a particular snack food.

What’s your particular snack food? Have you worked it out yet?

These are the foods that you need to be particularly careful of. A couple of tips for you for sweat cravings is try 500 mcg of Chromium picolinate. Try and take that lunch and evening meal. Given three times per day, that may well help to reduce your sweet cravings. If you want to kill a sweet craving, you may want to try between 3 to 5 mils of liquid Gymnema. Gymnema is quite a bitter herb that has a very strong affinity for blocking killer sugar cravings. That’s another how tip for you. But trust me over time as your yeast population dies down, you will no longer have these killer cravings for sweet foods. The bugs aren’t calling your name anymore. The bug population reduces and so will your craving.

So I’ve seen this happen with even the most hardened sugar addict over several months that the craving slowly diminishes to the point where they no longer have these killer cravings or desires. It does get easier, but you’ll need to be particularly mindful for the first two to three months. If you want something sweet, try some bell peppers or capsaicin. I prefer people to eat sweet fruits rather than the refined carbs initially, but then you need to cut your sweet fruit intake down, particularly things like oranges, dried fruits; they just have to go initially. But you should be okay with kiwi or pineapple, green apples, blueberries, those sorts of fruits. They are a better option, but you still need to eat less of these foods obviously.

You will get better over time, trust me, the cravings will diminish. And in time, as your gut improves, you can slowly incorporate these sweet fruits back into your diet again. But if you go back to your old ways, you’ll go back potentially to the yeast infection that you had. So you need to be mindful of these particular types of destructive habits.

So I hope that answers your question. When can I have a sweet treat again?

Candida Question #3 Can Yeast Infection Cause Or Possibly Increase Any Allergic Response?

Hello, welcome back to Candida Crusher again. Eric Bakker, Naturopathic Physician. FAQ No. 3. This is an FAQ from Marjorie in Connecticut, USA.

Marjorie’s email here states that she’s been suffering from food allergies and believes she has Candida and wants to know if there is a link.

Well, there certainly is, and in many cases of people with yeast infections, I have found they have a condition known as Leaky Gut Syndrome, which can predispose a person to food allergies.

Not everybody with Candida has Leaky Gut, but certainly many people with food allergies will have a leaky gut. And often leaky gut and Candida and food allergies all seem to belong to the same person, for want of a better word.

So how do you get rid of the allergic response? You get rid of the allergic response by improving the small intestine function. And a key way to do that is to reduce foods which contribute to dysbiosis, to start taking in foods and particular products which are particularly affective in eradicating yeast and bad bacteria, and also to reintroduce beneficial bacteria. But at the same time, understand the very important connection between stress and the gut.

And there’s quite an extensive section in Candida Crusher. I’ve written on this exact topic, which I think is often what I believe is one of the missing links in recovery from a yeast infection. So have a good look in my book and you can read all about leaky gut, food allergies, poor immunity, and particularly recovering from food allergies and how they’re linked up with the yeast infection.
Thank you.

Candida Question #2 Should I Avoid All Fruits On Candida Diet?

Hi, Eric Bakker here again from Candida Crusher. FAQ No. 2. Here’s a question from Gary in Seattle.

Should I avoid all fruits?

This is a good question, Gary, and this is a question I get asked time and again by people both through email and in my consulting room.

I firmly believe that for the first 14 days to 21 days in particular it’s very prudent to avoid most of the sweet fruits, and these generally include oranges; most varieties of apples, which are high in sugar; particularly dried fruits, grapes, figs, foods like that; foods that people generally like to snack on.

I don’t really find them conducive for the initial stages of Candida, but I do recommend that they be reintroduced down the track. Fruits which I find that are generally fine, not a problem, the blueberries and many varieties of berries; they’re quite alkaline and tart. Avocados are fine. Granny Smith apples are fine. Limes are fine. Lemons are fine. Some people can get away with pineapple and another fruit which some can tolerate quite well are grapefruits, particularly if they put one or two drops of grapefruit seed extract with the grapefruit, it’s not a problem. But generally, you need to be cautious with fruit. Now I find some information on the internet goes from avoid all fruits entirely to eat as many fruits as you want.

In my book, Candida Crusher, you’ll find extensive information on fruit consumption, which fruits you can have, which ones are high in fructose, and the best way to reintroduce fruits again in the third phase of my diet, the food reintroduction diet.

So there you go, Gary, I hope that answers your question. Thank you.