The issue of Candida overgrowth is faced by many people in the modern world and I was one of them before I switched to raw foods. Low-carb diets are recommended to people suffering from Candida by most mainstream nutritionists, however, do they actually work and are they healthy?
Candida is a fungus that naturally lives inside the human body and can be found in places such as the gastrointestinal tract and bloodstream.
The problem with candida overgrowth comes when the body is not in a healthy state of balance (homeostasis).
Living an unhealthy life, including having an unhealthy diets such as the anti candida diet or low carb diets (aka Paleo) can cause an overgrowth of candida.
For example, having too much fat in your diet can interfere with the uptake of sugar into the body’s cells and so cause a candida overgrowth.
I followed an anti-Candida diet for nearly 2 years, which was a complete failure. In that time I experienced severe cravings, fatigue, sleep problems, mental and emotional instability, memory problems, depression and was continuing to experience problems with a candida overgrowth.
I spent literally thousands on supplements, colonics, cleanses, super-foods, herb tinctures and other things with no positive results. I was really afraid of sugars and fruit and was limiting or even completely avoiding it.
Even so I had no desire to go back to eating meat what so ever, whilst at the same time I had a strong desire to heal my body and have more energy!
So, I dug deeper and was rather surprised to uncover that anti-Candida diets actually feed Candida and fruit is not to blame for Candida.
Instead, the cause of Candida was the excess fat and protein.
And then I came across high-fruit raw food diet. I was already pretty high raw by then, drunk green smoothies and was noticing positive results. As soon as I read the book, I was ready to go all the way and start a low-fat raw food diet.
I excluded all overt fats for about a week or so to cleanse my body of all the excess fat (which meant that I was not consuming nuts, seeds, avocadoes, olives – or any fatty foods at all).
I eat all the fruit I wanted to eat and all the leafy greens I wanted to eat.
Well, after 2 years of battling with Candida, on the 80/10/10 raw food diet my Candida was balanced in just 3 days AND my health issues of the past were both healing and transforming.
My video above talks about my experience of overcoming Candida with raw foods and gives you tips for overcoming yours.
Have you managed to heal your Candida with raw foods? Share your comments below!
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