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Busted: Candida Myths

Busted: Candida Myths

What is wrong with The Candida Diet? What is wrong with the popular Candida Diet? And what is a safer, healthier solution to eliminate candida overgrowth? You are in the right place and asking the right questions, because I have some answers for you! Sugar is healthy? What about Candida? Those were the common questions I received on my popular post How to Eat Sugar. “But I have candida issues,” folks commented and emailed me, “I can’t eat raw honey, fruits and maple syrup.” The popular Candida Diet takes many forms, such as the diet outlined in The Body Ecology book or The Candida Diet website. These anti-candida protocols all eliminate natural sugars like honey and fruit as well as starchy vegetables like winter squash and carrots. I’m here to tell you that you can and should eat natural sugars, even if you have candida issues. It sounds like a scary concept. Believe me, I was also hesitant to start incorporating healthy sugars back into my diet after my short and extraordinarily unpleasant stint on The Candida Diet. I am grateful that I escaped harmful candida myths, because now I’m healing my body and addressing the root cause of my candida overgrowth. So, without further ado, here are the three problems I have with The Candida Diet: 1. The Candida Diet doesn’t address the root cause First, candida overgrowth results from poor digestion and a leaky gut… not simply the consumption of sugar (although a high sugar, refined food diet can lead to the leaky gut down the road). Candida diets, which allow the consumption of gluten free grains, will not correct a leaky gut and therefore will not permanently address candida overgrowth. In most cases, it requires a grain free diet to heal and seal the gut lining. Why? Undigested food particles cause injury to Continue reading >>

Fastest & Easiest Diet For Hypoglycemia & Candida

Fastest & Easiest Diet For Hypoglycemia & Candida

Both hypoglycemia and Candida respond well to a low-sugar diet, but for very different reasons. Limiting simple carbs helps regulate both high and low blood sugar, stabilizing glucose and insulin production and preventing hypoglycemia. Candida albicans, a form of yeast-like bacteria, feeds off sugar that the simple carbohydrates provide. The same dietary changes can help resolve both health concerns. Video of the Day Low glucose levels can be the result of skipping meals, exercising too vigorously or taking too much diabetes medication. However, they are most likely the result of the dramatic decline that follows a rapid spike in blood sugar caused by eating too many simple carbohydrates. Simple carbs such as starch and sugar are easily converted to glucose; the faster your body produces glucose, the more insulin your pancreas releases to try and move that glucose into your cells for use or storage. An overproduction of insulin leaves you with too little glucose in your bloodstream, and hypoglycemia results. The first signs of hypoglycemia are often hunger and a craving for more sugar, which will start the cycle of high and low glucose levels all over again. Sugar, Simple Carbs and Candida Candida is a microorganism -- one of many -- that lives harmlessly in your digestive tract until it is allowed to multiply unchecked. An overgrowth of Candida may result in a vaginal yeast infection, jock itch, diaper rash, athlete's foot, oral thrush and canker sores. Medications including antibiotics and birth control pills can interfere with the beneficial bacteria that normally keep Candida in check. Because Candida bacteria feed on sugar, one of the ways you can help control the Candida population in your GI tract is to limit sugar in all its forms, including natural sugars, refi Continue reading >>

Hypoglycemia With Candida/parasite Die-off

Hypoglycemia With Candida/parasite Die-off

Hypoglycemia with Candida/Parasite Die-off Hello, It is so nice to have found this group! I have a parasite that is partially responsible for my hypoglycemia but I am so depleted that now when I try to kill off the parasite the die-off/herxheimer reaction makes my blood sugar worse (sudden crashes). Even half a clove of garlic can cause this. Are eating a protein, carb and fat at each meal? You might have to eat more frequently to avoid the crashes. My hypo was so bad in the beginning (only a month into this), I had to literally eat every 30 minutes. I put seven pounds on the first two weeks, but it is all gone now once I learned how to help my food stretch (add fiber powder.) You have to get rid of the candida. I use garlic to get rid of mind. One bite of sugar brings it back. You have to stop the sugar and the white starches (flour, rice, potatoes, etc.) I struggled with this so much. In a way the yeast makes me feel better, but still awfully sick. You will feel awful killing it off, but it is short lived. Sip on de-decaffeinated tea. Drink lots of fluids as that will hurry the process, then eat, eat, eat (really good.) Do you have a meter? Avoid, lemon, lime or vinegar. Acidic foods make hypoglycemia worst. I have had candida really, really bad (took a med that actually increases it at first.) But the only way to truly feel better is to get rid of it completely. Thank you for this, it gives me hope! Even Dr. Lam (the adrenal fatigue guy didn't know what I should do!). Yes, I eat the protein, carb and fat at each meal. Besides the fibre did killing the candida help your hypoglycemia? (In the long run). Did you use psyllium fibre or something else? There is something called PGX that contains konnyaku (fibre) that is supposed to help with hypoglycemia (but it also has Continue reading >>

2 Ways To Manage Low Blood Sugars

2 Ways To Manage Low Blood Sugars

Tammy H., a fan of the Body Ecology Diet on Facebook, recently asked about how to raise blood sugar while on the Body Ecology Diet: “If you suffer from Diabetes and sometimes need to quickly raise your blood sugar, what is the best way in the early stages and in the later stages?? Thanks for your help.” Low blood sugar associated with diabetes is a serious condition that must be addressed. However, recommended foods to boost blood sugar, like hard candy and soda, are entirely devoid of nutrients. Raw milk can provide the body with nourishment and simple sugars during a blood sugar crash, and Assist Dairy and Protein digestive enzymes can make it easier to digest. Diabetes and Low Blood Sugar The Body Ecology Principle of Uniqueness tells us that no dietary “rule” should ever come before your personal health. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. It affects your body’s ability to accept glucose — or sugar — and turn it into energy. Diabetes is a chronic disorder where the level of sugar in the blood is too high. In other words, there is too much sugar outside the cells and not enough inside the cells. When cells do not get the energy that they need, they begin to starve. Low blood sugars can be serious and potentially fatal. Signs of low blood sugar include: Lethargy or sluggishness Mental fog Irritability, feeling paranoid or aggressive Blurry vision Shaking, twitching, or weakness in the limbs A pale complexion Sweating Hunger In extreme cases, seizures or loss of consciousness Low Blood Sugar and the Body Ecology Diet Hypoglycemia — or low blood sugar — can quickly and profoundly affect the body. This is why it is always essential to raise blood sugar as soon as possible when there are signs of hypoglycemia. To boost blood sugar, the American Diabetes As Continue reading >>

How Candida Yeast Overgrowth Creates A Hormonal Havoc | Part 1: Surprising Symptoms, Causes And Tests

How Candida Yeast Overgrowth Creates A Hormonal Havoc | Part 1: Surprising Symptoms, Causes And Tests

How Candida Yeast Overgrowth Creates a Hormonal Havoc | Part 1: Surprising Symptoms, Causes and Tests Have you ever taken antibiotics, steroids or birth control pills? Or experienced one or two vaginal yeast infections or recurrent thrush? Do you feel like sugar controls you so much so that you cant walk by a bakery without stepping in? Do you find it impossible to shake chronic health symptoms such as bloating, skin rashes, sinus problems or tummy troubles, even though youre doing everything to eat right and live a healthy lifestyle? And what about fermented foods? Have you tried to boost your health by eating sauerkraut and drinking Kombucha, only to find that your health problems flared up? If you experience any or all of these symptoms, candida overgrowth could be to blame. It could be sabotaging your efforts to achieve hormonal balance, without you even joining the dots. We all carry the fungal strain called candida albicans in our bodies. For people with healthy immune and digestive systems, it causes few health hiccoughs. But candida is an opportunistic micro-organism and it likes to party in big numbers so any chance it gets, this hardy yeast will multiply. This overgrowth most often occurs in areas like your skin, digestive tract, mouth and vagina. Candida also helps other unhealthy bacteria and parasites take hold and thrive your body. And as your candida population grows, it starts to affect everything from your hormone balance to the function of some body systems and organs. Just because you steer clear of sugar doesnt mean candida wont affect you. Did you love lollies as a kid? Or devour cookies and soft drinks? Most days did you eat processed breakfast cereals, pancakes with maple syrup, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or take-away and snack-foods? The Continue reading >>

How Does Candida Cause Hypoglycemia?

How Does Candida Cause Hypoglycemia?

Cynthia, Just wondering what your opinion is on something I’ve experienced lately… I’ve been really going hard lately with antifungals and limiting my carb intake and have noticed lately feeling a bit dizzy and hypoglycemic (a bit weak and “fluttery” inside). This is happening a few times a week. Is it possible that candida can emulate hypoglycemia? Kind of in an attempt to make you eat more carbs and in turn, feed it? I know how clever it is at mutating and appearing as different disorders etc…so I thought this might be possible. I’ve read candida can cause hypoglycemia…and I guess I just don’t really understand why that happens and hope you can shed some light. thanks! Keri Hi Keri, Well there are a couple of possibilities for what you are experiencing and more than likely it is a combination of each of them. When you are aggressive in reducing yeast overgrowth, such as you described, then there is usually quite a bit of die off. If you’re not familiar with die off, it is toxins released as the Candida is killed. If too much is killed at one time it can overload the body with toxins and result in a variety of symptoms and being weak and fluttery inside could be some of them. On the other hand, being weak and fluttery is also a common hypoglycemia symptom. Since you say you have recently started limiting your carb intake, then your body is probably trying reestablish balance. If you were eating carbs on a frequent basis, then your body was dependent on them for functioning. So you may actually be experiencing some withdrawal, which could be exhibited in feeling weak and fluttery. If that is the case, you will probably begin to feel better in a week or two as your body learns how to run off of protein again. I have never thought about the possibility Continue reading >>

Is Candida And Hypoglycemia Connected?

Is Candida And Hypoglycemia Connected?

Yes, it seems that Candida and hypoglycemia are linked in a complementary manner. Hypoglycemic conditions are often a resultant of the inability of your body to balance insulin and glucose under certain conditions such as the ones presented by Candida overgrowth. Indeed, it is now an established fact that one of the crucial symptoms of Candida overgrowth is hypoglycemia. On the other hand, persons suffering from hypoglycemia have sugar cravings. They also resort to taking more sugars to reduce the symptoms of hypoglycemia but only ends up promoting the growth of the yeast. So, if you are struggling with hypoglycemic symptoms you might do well to look for Candidiasis. The hypoglycemic condition: Hypoglycemia is a condition of low blood sugar level which is the route cause of almost all types of sugar regulatory problems. Saunders has outlined in his book that generally hypoglycemia shows up as a sudden blood glucose drop in most of the individuals (2-3) hours after meal which tempts you to eat to restore this condition back to normality. Hypoglycemia is also countered by the muscle tissue breakdown and conversion of the proteins into glucose. You may experience a sudden dip in your energy level if having hypoglycemia. The aforesaid conditions are encountered under normal conditions. But if the hypoglycemia persists longer as with Candida overgrowth it may lead to other symptoms. Symptoms common to both hypoglycemia and Candida overgrowth: According to Dr. Cryer, the symptoms commonly observed in patients with Candidiasis and hypoglycemia include irritability, fatigue, cravings for sugar, brain fog onset, urination complications, gut disturbances, increased nausea and sweating. Infact there is so much similarity between the symptoms that a specific diet for one has been a Continue reading >>

Candida Patients And Low Blood Sugar Issues

Candida Patients And Low Blood Sugar Issues

You are here: Home / Diet And Yeast Infection / Candida Patients And Low Blood Sugar Issues Candida Patients And Low Blood Sugar Issues There are several good reasons why candida sufferers would do well to eliminate starches and grains, and in some instances the high carbohydrate vegetables. Most all grains can potentially feed candida because they have a high glycemic (GI) index just like sugar, and like sugar they feed candida and create insulin resistance within the cells. 4 Reasons To Avoid Diet Soda With Candida I have seen plenty of candida patients over the years with blood sugar problems, especially hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and there are a couple of reasons why they have developed these issues, here are some of the main reasons: Some candida sufferers eat fruit, and plenty of it, because they have started to react to many different sweet foods which they crave but havent figured out that many fruits are equally as bad when it comes to food reactions. Some candida sufferers have very restricted diets but continue to snack on dried fruits with the fallacious belief they are eating a healthy snack. Some candida sufferers skip meals or havent quite figured out yet that small meals or snacks has a more stabilizing effect on their blood sugar levels, as well as mood and energy control. Other candida patients I have seen especially those who used to eat plenty of take-out, drink alcohol or Coke every day, love chocolate bars, etc. have made an abrupt and sudden change in their diet and decided to go healthy very suddenly. Some of these patients have ended up in trouble with weakness, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, headaches, and the many other abnormal signs and symptoms associated with abnormal blood sugar control. For these patients I recommend a good dietary su Continue reading >>

3 Core Symptoms Of Candida

3 Core Symptoms Of Candida

You have heard people and media talking about symptoms of Candida. Candida is becoming more known, but still remains a mysterious disorder that eludes too many patients and doctors alike. There are only three core Candida symptoms that suggest its overgrowth. These three symptoms are nearly invariably present in all patients afflicted with this disorder. There is no need to remember exhaustive three-page long lists of possible Candida symptoms. These can be very confusing because hundreds of symptoms ranging from oral thrush to autoimmune problems occur extremely rarely in any one person. So how would you ever know whether you actually have Candida symptoms or not? Bloating and distention are early symptoms of Candida Excessive gas and bloating are most common early symptoms of Candida overgrowth. As many as nine out of ten people walking into my office admit to feeling bloated, distended, and having problems with digestion. The most significant is bloating after eating carbohydrates like bread, pasta, pizza, chips, fruits and others. Why? Because yeast ferments. In the process of carbohydrate fermentation Candida produces gases. Those when trapped lead to bloating. To reduce bloating one has to expel the gas from the intestines, process commonly known as farting. If you find yourself getting bloated, distended, or upset after eating fruits or bread, your chances of having actual Candida overgrowth symptoms is very high. There are three major underlying causes for Candida-related bloating: The success to removing Candida permanently depends on removing the underlying causes of Candida overgrowth. Fatigue and hypoglycemia – later Candida symptoms Hypoglycemia is becoming an under-diagnosed epidemic and widespread Candida overgrowth problem has a lot to do with it. Cand Continue reading >>

10 Signs You Have Candida Overgrowth & What To Do About It

10 Signs You Have Candida Overgrowth & What To Do About It

10 Signs You Have Candida Overgrowth & What To Do About It An imbalance in gut flora can allow specific bacteria and fungi to invade our bodies. Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast, and a very small amount of it lives in your mouth and intestines. When overgrowth occurs, candida breaks down the wall of the intestine and penetrates the bloodstream, releasing toxic byproducts into your body. This can lead to many different health problems, ranging from digestive issues to depression and even cancer. The healthy bacteria in your gut typically keep your candida levels in check. However, several factors can cause the candida population to get out of hand: Eating a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar (which feed the yeast) Taking a round of antibiotics that killed too many of those friendly bacteria When Candida Albicans is under control, it poses no problem, but when it gets out of control it begins to overgrow, causing numerous symptoms and health problems from the top of the head to the tips of the toes from migraines to nail fungus. It can result in symptoms inside (pain and malfunction of organs, even brain lesions) and outside (eczema and hives). It can also cause problems with the mind and emotions. Here are many of the symptoms caused by an overproduction of candida. Allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances that worsen in damp, muggy or moldy places or weather that is damp, muggy, humid or rainy. Intolerances or allergies to perfumes, odors, fumes, fabric shop odors, grass, cats, dogs or other animals, tobacco smoke, chemicals, smog, molds, dust mites, dust, pollen, and other airborne substances. Babies colic, diaper rash, thrush (coated white tongue), and cradle cap. Cold hands or feet, low body temperature. Cold-like symptoms excessive mucus in Continue reading >>

Low Blood Sugar The Candida Diet

Low Blood Sugar The Candida Diet

GET THE ULTIMATE CANDIDA DIET PROGRAM TODAY Last Updated October 2, 2012 by MsMollyJackson Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) So, I have experienced a few episodes of low blood sugar. I believe that when I started the diet in June, I was not eating enough calories (adjusting to the diet). Now I have a better handle on it, but am scared that it is going to happen all of a sudden when I am out. I have a 1 1/2 year old and am scared to drive her to daycare without a bowl of rice and chicken with me! I notice that when I vacuum, it starts to drop toonow I am scared to cleanwhat the heck is going on? Is anyone else experiencing this and will it go away when the candida is cleared up? I have a glucometer from when I was preganant and am obsessed about checking my blood sugar whenever I do anything. I also have terrible anxiety and panic as a die off symptomI also wonder if the anxiety lowers the blood sugar too? Without a blood sugar monitor, theres no way another could state any symptom they experienced was due to low blood sugar. With that said, over months of adhering to a strict diet I had episodes where suddenly standing up sent me crashing to the floor or just walking around would give me a woozy feeling where I couldnt walk straight. At the time I attributed this to blood sugar issues but, now Im not too sure. Could have been a blood pressure or volume issue. Could have been die off symptoms as well, who knows. To answer you question, yes many report anxiety/stress during treatment (I never had anxiety issues until I got sick and they are impossible to describe to someone who hasnt experienced them long term). Think this has a lot to do with flight/fright responses from the adrenal/thyroid. More often than not it seems these endocrine systems are weakened long Continue reading >>

5 Die-off Myths Everyone Needs To Know About

5 Die-off Myths Everyone Needs To Know About

5 Die-Off Myths Everyone Needs to Know About Heres a recent question from Jake about die-off myths: Ive made great progress on the diet. 7 weeks ago I was moody, tired and my bowel movements were all over the map. Almost every area of my life is better, but Im just not happy yet, I feel like I cant get over the hump. Every other week I hit a couple day stretch where I feel awful, what is causing this die-off and when is it going to end? It could be die-off, but Ive noticed a recent trend that must be corrected. Just because your symptoms get worse doesnt mean that youre having die-off. Most times, your symptoms simply got worse. Some call it a setback or flare, but in general its a reaction to something youve changed in your treatment plan or a failure to change something. Im sure that last statement was confusing for some, so let me break it down for you. You can have reactions from changes like: Lifestyle events, changes and toxin exposures And you can have a reaction from the inflammation in your body getting to the point at which it starts to affect you But first, lets talk about die-off. In this article , we stated that die-off usually lasts 3-7 days, which is true, but that doesnt mean that every worsening of symptoms or reaction that lasts 3-7 days is a die-off event. Die-off is shorthand for a Herxheimer reaction ( Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction ). This term was coined to describe what Karl Herxheimer saw when he administrated drugs to patients. The reaction is thought to happen when toxins from dying pathogens (viruses, bacteria, parasites, candida, etc.) overwhelm the bodys abilities to clear them out. This creates a toxic state in the body, which produces symptoms like: Increased GI Problems (diarrhea, constipation, etc.) These symptoms are often reported by ma Continue reading >>

Hypoglycemia And Hcg

Hypoglycemia And Hcg

I know this is an older thread but thought I'd add my experience for any future readers with this problem. I have had hypoglycemia all my life too. My mother had it as well - but dx-ed with type 1 diabetes in her 60's (so be on the look out in your later years) Anyway, on a normal diet, I usually basically have to eat every 2-3 hours, after I have first eaten. My sugar is actually very stable in the morning until I eat - once I eat, then the crashes come. this is my first time on the HCG but I have done a couple of vlcd before and I had found that my sugars stabilized after the first couple of days and I didn't have any problems with low blood sugar for the remainder of the diet. but when I stopped, then I began crashing again. I always kept some glucose tablets in my car and purse just in case but I never had to use them on the diets. I will do this again just in case. One more thing, I have found that sometimes I may feel the low sugar crash but it must be from something else, because when I test, the sugars are fine. I have recently found out I have swings in my blood pressure as well, and that might be part of it... so, I find that the vlcd stabilizes my sugars - I think taking out the carbs eases the body's stress. Continue reading >>

Is This Fatigue After Eating Sugar Candida Die Off?

Is This Fatigue After Eating Sugar Candida Die Off?

Is this fatigue after eating sugar candida die off? Is this fatigue after eating sugar candida die off? I don't know if I have a candida overgrowth, maybe this question will help me to identify if I do..? I started a low carb diet a few weeks ago to control my hypoglycaemia, and for the first time in 6 years I feel somewhat normal in that respect. It took a while to adjust and I'd guess my body is still adjusting to low carb. I haven't been able to avoid simple sugar for more than a few days each time, and I've noticed the reaction I have after eating sugar is getting more and more severe. Over the next 16-20 hours after eating sugar I get more and more fatigued, constipated, waves of fatigue, hot, very thirsty, I can barely function. I'm very tired and I can't sleep. After about 20odd hours it gets somewhat better, and I improve over the next couple days. I've tried to investigate whether this might be adrenal, liver glycogen issues etc and I've ended up here. Any advice or comments? I am not going to eat sugar again - I know I have to avoid it now. Re: Is this fatigue after eating sugar candida die off? Hi yes candida growth tends to make a person fatigued sugar grows it and candida does not seem to be an easy bug to eventually get rid of. I would start improving health habits and I am glad the decision has been made to stay off sweets. Re: Is this fatigue after eating sugar candida die off? Re: Is this fatigue after eating sugar candida die off? Hi they say hypoglycemia is a form of prediabetes. Re: Is this fatigue after eating sugar candida die off? I have type 1 diabetes and all of those symptoms listed (thirsty, fatigue, low energy, etc) are exactly how I feel when my blood sugar is high (which happens when I eat sugar and do not inject enough insulin). If it is Continue reading >>

Candida And Diabetes

Candida And Diabetes

Candida and Diabetes are two common conditions that occur as a result of past antibiotic use. Each condition supports the existence of the other, but fungal candida alone can create diabetes through direct and indirect means. Diabetes is a condition in which regulation of the level of sugar (Glucose) in the blood has been altered. The hormone insulin is responsible for ensuring that blood sugar levels don’t get too high. Insulin, a protein-based hormone produced by the pancreas, moves sugar from the blood into the cells and tissues. There are two main types of diabetes, Type I and Type II. Type I is primarily diagnosed in children and is considered to be an autoimmune condition. Type II is primarily diagnosed in adults due to lifestyle and other factors. Type II is the most common form. There are over 20 million adults with diabetes, and 40 million with pre-diabetes. Both the incidence and prevalence of diabetes and candida have risen steadily since the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s. Diabetes has now become the leading cause of death among various ethnic groups and is the 6th leading cause of deaths in the United States. Worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 347 million people have diabetes and approximately 3.5 million die as a result of it. In 1940, there were no recorded studies on candida. Now there are over 53,000 studies, with 2466 recorded in 2013 alone. The incidence of both systemic fungal candida and diabetes have risen sharply in recent years. Candida affects the body through various means. One of its primary tools for destroying tissues and acquiring nutrients in the body is through enzymes it produces called Secreted Aspartyl Proteases (SAPs). SAPs are considered to be candida’s main mechanism of virulence or patho Continue reading >>

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