CANDIDA and YEAST PROBLEMS
Candida is a severe disorder of the digestive system, involving the depletion or loss of the essential bowel bacteria, the resultant breakdown of the digestive process, and the ensuing infection of the bowel with the Candida Albicans yeast mould. It can affect anyone, from babies to adults, male or female. Candida is not contagious.
This condition is normally the result of stress, poor diet and in many cases, prescribed medications such as antibiotics and some other drugs. In children, it is often the result of not having being breast-fed, or having been breast-fed by a mother suffering Candida herself.
It is necessary to continue treatment for many months to overcome the condition.
Foods to avoid:
Alcohol (particularly beer), bread, tea, coffee, dairy products, fried foods, smoked foods, processed tomato products, mushrooms, grapes, melons, pickles, processed foods, soy sauce, sugar in any form, vegemite, vinegar, yeast, dried fruit, fruit juices, olives, honey, peanuts, jams, cordials, soft drinks. Any foods that feed the yeast.
Foods to eat:
Rice, cornflour, wheat-free pasta, eggs, two pieces of fruit daily, herbal teas, natural spring water, nuts, oats, oatbran, oliveoil, free range poultry, rice noodles, seafood of all kinds, soyaroni, organic chemically-free soy milk, soy noodles, yeast-free bread occasionally, millet, lean lamb, some beef, buckwheat, nut spread (except peanut), dairy-free spread, green herbs, gin, some tonic water, plenty of fresh vegetables (raw is best, or briefly steamed).
Other suggested treatments:
Herbs such as Garlic, Echinacea, Cat’s Claw, Pau D’arco, are known to have anti-fungal properties and can help restore normal bowel flora. Also supplement with Saccharomyces boulardii,Lactobacillus acidophilus . Colonic Irrigation can remove large colonies of yeast cells for a more rapid improvement. Check with your Herbalist or Naturopath.