I had a test done by my Homeopathic Allergist, Dr. Orlando Seubela that works in the office of Dr. Jonathan Dashiff in Westbury, NY. A few months ago I took the Candida Test, which had high positive results.
I started to read and research Candida and read several books. I have some knowledge and experience of guiding patients on this diet. Also, my mother had severe colitis and the Candida diet controlled her colitis very well. Eating this way gave her relief and a better quality of life.
It is a three month diet and then after that time period you can add in low sugar foods, such as berries, green apples and high protein grains.
Candida is an overgrowth of yeast or fungus in your gut. 1 in every 3 people suffer from yeast related conditions. Candida symptoms include fatigue, bloating, weight gain, brain fog (when you can't think clearly), arthritis, allergies and depression.
Of course, there are many other conditions related to Candida like vaginal yeast infections and toenail fungus, and the list goes on and on. Persistent symptoms can also develop such as ear and sinus problems, upper respiratory infections, PMS, fibroids, endometriosis, hypothyroidism, acne and anxiety. Severe conditions that can be caused by Candida include auto immune diseases, fibromyalgia, lupis, autism, mental illness and cancer.
One of the common causes that results in Candida is frequent or occasional antibiotic use and a poor diet. Many prescription drugs can contribute such as steroids, birth control pills and heavy metals from silver amalagam fillings. Eating a diet with a lot of refined sugars, carbs, dairy products, alcohol and processed foods can also cause Candida.
If you are eating dairy and animal products that are raised with food that contain antibiotics and hormones, there is a high chance you might be positive for Candida. Eating a clean diet with organic veggies, fruits and animal products that are antibiotic free will make you feel great and look younger.
I provide a one on one consultation service for $75.00 a session, which includes helping you eat a better diet by adding in healthier choices. I will also review your health history, evaluate and measure goals and plan a menu. With a change in diet you can alleviate digestive disorders, chronic conditions and allergies.
For more facts on Candida, please pick up a copy of The Candida Cure: Yeast, Fungus and Your Health by Ann Boroch.