Candida (Candidiasis) is an overgrowth of yeast in your body which, luckily, can be partially managed through diet in accompaniment with taking anti-fungal supplements and probiotics. Read on to learn how to manage Candida through diet.

In order to get Candida overgrowth under control, do these five things simultaneously:

      1.   Eliminate foods that feed Candida
      2.   Build up the immune system
      3.   Kill off Candida overgrowth
      4.   Plant good bacteria in the digestive tract
      5.   Manage the healing crisis (Alleviating die-off symptoms)

The most important thing to note about diet is that you must restrict your food intake to eliminate foods that feed the yeast overgrowth. 

Foods to Avoid/Restrict  

-  Foods and drinks high in added/natural sugars
-  Processed food
-  Starchy Carbohydrates
-  Mold-containing foods (mushrooms) 

  -  Fermented foods (cheese)
  -  Yeasty foods (bread)
  -  Alcohol (wine and beer, yeast and sugar rich)
  -  Soybean and soy-based foods

Foods to Eat   
-  Foods low in glycemic load rating
-  Fresh garlic for its anti-fungal properties
-  Sea salt (as opposed to processed
   table salt)
-  Natural Fats and oils such as Coconut Oil  
  -  Raw apple cider vinegar, 1 TBS before
     meals for its yeast-killing properties.
  -  Natural, unrefined foods
     (nuts, meat, fish, vegetables, oils, seeds
     and small amounts of low-sugar fruits) 


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    anti-viral and anti-fungal properties that are beneficial to Candida
    sufferers. It also kills off yeast overgrowth.

    Coconut oil supports immune system function, supplies important
    nutrients necessary for good health and improves digestion and
    nutrient absorption.

Vitamins/supplements to take for Candidas

     •  Chlorella contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. It helps build the
        immune system, detoxifies heavy metals and other pesticides in the body, improves
        the digestive system, improves energy levels and normalize blood sugar and blood pressure.
     •  Vitamin B Complex (non-yeast), Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, Vitamins D, A, E,
        Calcium/Magnesium Citrate.
     •  Olive Leaf Extract – for its anti-fungal, antiviral, antiprotozoal and antibacterial properties.
     •  Beneficial Probiotics such as Acidophilus, to balance the digestive track. 

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Alleviating Die-Off Symptoms.
Please note that after suddenly changing your diet so strictly, you might experience and suffer an initial period of flu-like “die-off” symptoms – a worsening of the symptoms you are already suffering due to the massive death of yeast cultures. Stick with the diet for as long as possible, or at least until the symptoms have completely cleared up. Your normal diet can be re-introduced if you want, but do it slowly over the next month or so.  

Take 1,000 mgs of Vitamin C several times per day. Epsom salt baths also draw off toxins through the skin and minimize die-off symptoms.

Home Test for CandidaThis extreme diet change is not easy, but it is the best way to help counteract the condition naturally.

Home Testing for Candida. 
You can test for Candida at home.

First thing in the morning, before you put anything in your mouth, fill a clear glass with room temperature bottled water.

Work up a bit of saliva, spit it into the glass of water, and check it every 15 minutes for up to one hour.

If you see fibers traveling down into the water from the saliva floating on top, cloudy specks or cloudy saliva that sinks to the bottom of the glass, you have a candida problem.

More on Candidas overgrowth:
Candidas Albicans lives in all mucus membranes and occurs naturally in the body. However, candida is not intended to overgrow while the body is living; overgrowth is only necessary once the body dies in order to break down the body. Since the onslaut of antibiotics, pesticide use and other environmental changes beginning in the 1970s, the symptoms of Candidas overgrowth have been exacerbated in our society.

Candidas overgrowth causes several health problems that affect your mental, emotional, digestive and nervous systems, and cause immune disorders like asthma and allergies. In some people, Candida overgrowth affects their entire body. It can be the culprit of Athlete’s foot, swollen glands, hair loss, joint pain, nasal congestions, headaches and much more. In women, this overgrowth can cause PMS, endometriosis and infertility. In children, frequent ear infections, pale complexion, aggressive behaviors and weight problems can be associated with Candida overgrowth.

Treatment for Candidas can usually bring about significant improvement in the symptoms associated with the condition, but may not be adequate in all cases to restore health. Please note that additional treatments aimed at improving liver, adrenal or thyroid function, or correcting immune and allergic problems are then necessary to regain proper health.