I’m of the school of “Do as I Do” so I started actively killing off the Candida in my system this week - as I was researching about what Candida overgrowth causes. I can tell you from personal experience, it isn’t a fun process. Depending on how much overgrowth of Candida you have, the symptoms of 'Candida Die-Off' can feel flu-like, bring on headaches and gastrointestinal issues..to put it mildly. I’ve been experiencing headaches, dizziness, itchiness and fatigue but there are other symptoms. I’m not telling you this to scare you from choosing to cleanse your body but to arm you with knowledge.
Cleaning up one’s diet and your body from harmful toxins and keeping our body’s flora and hormones balanced are an essential part of being healthy, avoiding illness and feeling our best!! Thankfully, there are things you can do to ease the symptoms of the Candida Die Off and to aid your liver in expelling the toxins!
Foods to Kill Candida
Choose Non-Starchy Vegetables - this starves the candida of sugar (which feeds it and allows it to grow and multiply).
Choose Deep Green Vegetables and Barley Grass Concentrates - these are rich in chlorophyll which supports your liver in removing toxins from your body.
Eat Fresh, Organic, Antibiotic & Hormone-free Poultry - commercial poultry and livestock are fed antibiotics daily and ingesting even low levels of antibiotics can cause a proliferation of candida. Eggs, dairy and red meats have properties that promote candida growth and should be avoided for 3-4 weeks. Avoid processed meats and cold cuts too, as they are loaded with chemicals and sugar!
Eat Wild Salmon, Herring, Sardines and Anchovies are loaded with healthy omega-3 fats that help heal inflammation in the body caused by candida overgrowth.
Choose Non-Glutinous Grains - buckwheat, millet, quinoa and oat groats have high amounts of fiber which are excellent for keeping your digestive system moving and for removing candida toxins from your body.
Eat Aduki Beans and Mung Beans are great for their fiber content and detoxifying effects and they are also among the best foods for limiting candida growth.
Live Yogurt Cultures found in prebiotic, organic yogurt and kefir are essential in helping your gut repopulate the good bacteria and crowd out the candida.
Extra Credit - Avoiding/Easing Candida Die Off
You’re starting to kill of the candida overgrowth in your body and you’re not feeling so good...But now is not the time to give up! (If your symptoms are severe, you can ease up a little - but only a little!) Add these to your routine and feel better:
Increase your water intake to flush out the toxins faster.
Take an antioxidant supplement NAC with Molybdenum, 600mg, which help your body expel candida toxins and supports your liver and immune system.
Take a quality vitamin C supplement twice a day - I like the Synergy Company’s Pure Radiance C because it is an organic, whole-food naturally derived vitamin.
Slow down and rest as much as you can.
Drink Chicory Root coffee, Cinnamon tea, Pau d’Arco tea, Ginger tea and Licorice tea as they have anti-fungal properties and chicory root is a great prebiotic, helping repopulate your gut with healthy bacteria.
Don’t give up on your health because of temporary discomfort! Choose to make cooked, steamed or grilled, veggies 60% of your diet, non-glutinous grains and aduki/mung beans 20% and quality protein source 20%. Lots of water, rest and your supplements will cleanse the toxins out of your body faster and ease your symptoms during the process. Follow thru with these recommendations, rid your body of candida and the enjoy the benefits of clean eating!
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