Sunday, May 20, 2012

Avoid Processed Foods If You Suffer from Candida

Some of us may have regular yeast infections that are easy to cure whenever we eat the right kind of foods or perhaps use something natural, such as yogurt. There may be times, however, when the yeast infection is embedded deep within our body as a result of Candida. For those of us that understand what Candida is, we realize that they can cause a number of different problems and it is one of the more difficult things for us to cure naturally. That is why it is absolutely necessary for you to do everything in your power to get rid of it, as well as to keep it from getting more of a foothold at the same time.
We live in a world that is full of things that are not good for us, and most of us realize that. Believe it or not, one of the worst offenders for causing us to have Candida is processed foods. These things simply do not exist in nature and 100 years ago, absolutely nobody ate any of the processed things that now line the shelves of the grocery stores. If you want to be able to get rid of Candida and perhaps free yourself from the problems that it has been causing, the first thing that you need to do is to drop processed foods from your diet altogether.

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Leaky Gut Syndrome??

Hey guys..

I'm 16 and I'm assuming I have leaky gut syndrome.
Is there any way to find out FOR SURE if I have leaky gut? (i hope it's cheap....)

If you guys want to diagnose me.. go ahead. haha.. Doctors have never helped me so...

-I have constipation (i have 1-2 bowel movements a WEEK)
-I'm losing my eyebrows
-I've taken acne medication and duretics(spelling?) for years which is I think part of the problem..
-I have seborrheic dermatitis
-I suffer from dandruff and acne
-I used to eat a whole bunch of processed foods (ice-cream, bunch of fast foods...etc). But I changed my diet a bit 1 month ago.

I don't know what's wrong with me...
At first, I thought I had candida, but I don't even know.

THANK YOU for your time.

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Hi Yuri. There is a standard diagnostic test for intestinal hyperpermeability (leaky gut) called "the intestinal permeability test" (pretty simple!).

The test is performed by drinking a solution containing two sugars: lactulose and mannitol. Lactulose is poorly absorbed by a healthy gut and excessively absorbed by a 'leaky gut'. Mannitol is readily absorbed by a healthy gut. The levels of these sugars are then measured in the urine. A higher than normal level of lactulose in the urine indicates a leaky gut and a lower than normal urine level of mannitol indicates malabsorption by the gut.

Any health care professional trained in nutritional therapies should be familiar with this test and can order it for you.

Your total picture of signs and symptoms suggests the possibility of Celiac Disease. I suggest you get tested for it. Celiac Disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease that damages the lining of the small intestine (and causes the "odd" combination of leaky gut and malabsorption). It is caused by an allergic reaction to the proteins in wheat, rye and barley called glutens/gliadins.

Celiac Disease is quite common, but is rarely diagnosed by medical doctors (probably because it is a nutritional disorder - no drugs treat it). Most doctors don't even know that constipation can be caused by CD! The only treatment is total avoidance of glutens/gliadins in your diet (NO MORE JUNK FOOD - but you will feel GREAT!).

You really need to find a health care professional trained in nutrition and environmental medicine. Naturopathic Physicians, Chiropractors, Certified Clinical Nutritionists (CCNs) and that rare medical doctor trained in "functional medicine" or "environmental medicine" would be a good choice for you.

Best wishes and good luck.
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thanks to the both of you !

very helpful and I'm very thankful for you guys' insight!

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You know, it may be Gluten Intolerance, or Sylliac Disease. This is an allergy to wheat. Eating wheat and other gluten products pretty much cause an autoimmune attack on your small intestine.

You try getting tested for gluten sensitivity or trying staying off all wheat (and all gluten) and see if you feel better.

Contact me if you need more information
  • 3 years ago

I'm not saying that it is going to be easy for you to do this and as a matter of fact, it may be one of the more difficult things that you have ever done. It is easy for us to grab something that is processed but it is not as easy for us to eat something that is in its pure state. In order for us to be able to get rid of a Candida problem, however, we are going to have to switch over to an almost all raw food diet for a period of time. Even whenever we are eating raw food, however, it is important that we are don't overdo fruit because it contains sugar that can actually feed the Candida in our body.

One other thing that you should make sure that you are doing is keeping yourself hydrated regularly and keeping your body in an alkaline state. Candida can not grow outside of an acidic environment, so make sure you are not giving it an environment in which it can live.

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