Thank you for checking out this video. I’m going to talk about fiber today. What are some of the best fiber supplements to take with Candida? I’m not so much going to talk about supplements. I want to talk more about foods. If you clicked on this thinking, “Ah-hah. I can take supplements with Candida.” I’m glad you’re watching because I’m going to talk about food when it comes to fiber. I think it’s more important that you eat the right kind of foods that contain the right kind of fibers if you really want to get the bowel functioning properly and get good intestinal microflora happening.
I’m just going to read a little bit from my book, Candida Crusher. This is actually around page 200 or 300. It’s in the Introduction to Healthy Eating section. Interesting thing with fiber before I begin is to let you know that people in developed countries probably eat between 20 to 30 grams per day maybe. If you go to underdeveloped countries, people eat 100 grams, 150 grams plus. They have lots of small bowel motions. They don’t have sinking motions. They have motions that float that are very fibrous. Bowel cancer is unheard of in the underdeveloped countries.
I spoke with an Irish doctor friend of mine who practiced in Africa for many years, for about 20 years, and then moved to Dublin to practice. He said, “You never saw bowel cancer in a lot of these African countries but saw plenty of it back home.” And he put the lack of bowel cancer in the underdeveloped nations to a high fiber diet. Dr. Alan Gabe, a past American president of the Holistic Medical Association, has got an interesting saying, “Small stools, big hospitals. Big stools, small hospitals.” Think about it.
You want to eat less, lose weight, feel full and improve your bowel tone, then eat more soluble fiber. These foods include pears, oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, carrots, psyllium hulls, slippery elm bark powder, lentils, rolled oats and cucumber. Soluble fiber fills you up and it swells in your tummy due to its ability to hold water. It makes you feel full and thereby eat less.
Before you start yelling at me saying, “But I can’t have oranges and I can’t have pears and I can’t have this and I can’t have that,” go back and listen to what I just said of the list. There will be foods you can have in that. As your gut improves and Candida becomes less, you’ll be able to eat that whole list of foods. In small amounts, but you will be able to eat them to a degree.
Soluble fiber is very important because it also provides a very good beneficial food for good bacteria to thrive on in the gut. More beneficial bacteria, less of the bad bacteria and less Candida. The bad bacteria will tend to outnumber Candida and the beneficial bacteria far outnumber the bad ones. These soluble foods are good to eat to increase good bowel tone. You can probably add papaya to that as well. Papaya and kiwi fruit and particularly Jerusalem artichokes are very good sources of prebiotic fibers.
You want to bulk up your bowel motions or perhaps clean out that lazy bowel. Maybe you’re going to have a bowel motion every two days like a lot of people. We had a patient a few days ago that has one every 14 days a bowel motion, but her doctor said it’s fine because it’s what she normally does. If you want to clean out the lazy bowel, include insoluble fiber into your diet. These foods include brown rice, onions, leafy green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, celery, bulgur, cracked wheat, chia seeds, various nuts and seeds, and whole grains. The insoluble fibers contain fibers that bulk the stool up. Remember, big stools, small hospitals. Small stools, big hospitals. You’ll remember that by the end of this video.
You want to reduce the amount of gas and bloating you have and feed up the good bacteria you’ve got. Now we’re going to talk more about foods that really help to feed the beneficial bacteria in particular. I recommend you consume a combination of fermented and cultured foods, as well as foods which contain prebiotics. Basically, these are beneficial sugars, which feed the friendly bacteria. The prebiotic feeds the probiotic. These foods include Jerusalem artichokes, artichokes, garlic, onions, shallots, scallions and spring onions. These foods also contain a lot of sulphur which helps to cleanse and purify the body. That whole allium family is fantastic to eat if you’ve got Candida. Garlic, onions, shallots, chives, spring onions. Try to eat some of those cooked and also raw every day, and that will significantly help to cut down on gas and also feed up the good bugs. Jerusalem artichokes contain a lot of inulin. Inulin is one of the best of the healthy sugars to feed up the lactobacillus species. Try to get some Jerusalem artichokes. It’s going to save you a ton of money because you won’t need to buy handfuls of these probiotics all the time.
Probiotics are useful, but try to get your prebiotics from food. I’m developing a probiotic product right now, but I will never include prebiotics in there. I think it’s a load of crap to put prebiotics in a capsule. I think you should get this from your diet. Not from a capsule. It makes a lot of sense. The small amount you put in a capsule is not really going to be a benefit. You need to get this from your food.
By eating the right kind of fibers in your diet, it’s going to really provide you a lot of good health. It’s going to improve the bowel tone. It’s going to improve the beneficial bacteria, which will crowd out the Candida. It’s going to stop bloating and gas. It’s going to give you the ability to pass good bowel motions every day and that’s very important.
I’ll leave you with one more thing. Small stools, big hospitals. Big stools, small hospitals.
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