HI I WAS READING A BOOK TITLED THE CIRCADIAN PREscr*iptION BY SIDNEY MACDONALD BAKER, M.D. WITH KAREN BAAR,MPH. I WAS STUDYING CIRCADIAN RHYTHYMS WHEN THIS BREAD WAS MENTIONED. SUPPOSEDLY,ACCORDING TO THE AUTHOR, THIS BREAD IS LEAVENED WITH LACTOBACCILUS ACIDOLPHILUS INSTEAD OF YEAST. THE AUTHOR GOES ON TO EXPLAIN HOW THIS PROTECTS MALES FROM PROSTATE CANCER. THIS BREAD IS A FINNISH BREAD. SO I COPIED AND PASTED AN INSERT FROM THE BOOK. I GOOGLEd IT AND GOT THIS COMPANY, I THINK THEY IMPORT AND SELL THE BREAD, HERE IS THE LINK
ALSO, I ALSO FOUND ANOTHER COMPANY WHO SELLS JUST THE CULTURES IF YOU WANT TO MAKE THE BREAD YOURSELF. I ASKED ABOUT THEIR CULTURE FROM FINLAND, but he did not know for sure what was in it. He said the only one he knew for sure was the one from San Franscisco that they sell. that link is here.
also, I believe that real sour dough bread is a fermented bread, so I googled that and came up with this link.
so basically, if this finnish bread is fermented, it is made from acidolphilus, not yeast. So that leaves the argument as to whether fermented foods are good for you if you have candida. I would ask a question for the body ecology lady who wrote the body ecology book , her website is
and I would write her your question and see if the bread I mentioned is good for candida or what she suggests. she seems to be the master of how to make fermented veggies and products. all though she does have a lot of things to sell.
ok this an incredibly long post but I am sharing all I know so I hope it helps, and please know I am not affiliated with any of the companies I have mentioned. I am sending this info to you in the same fashion I would if I received the request from a good friend of mine.
GOOD LUCK, AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU FIND OUT.
SINCERELY, SECRET AGENT MAN
so here are two pages I copied from the above mentioned book:
THE CIRCADIAN PREscr*iptION BY SIDNEY MACDONALD BAKER, M.D. WITH KAREN BAAR,MPH
"Most men who have a reasonably healthy personal and family medical history and who don't abuse themselves with excesses of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, other risky activities, or excessive inactivity can probably remain free of obvious symptoms even if they don't implement all the points of the Circadian Prescr*iption. Some of these points are aimed at people who are trying to get out of serious medical trouble or who have risk factors that call on them to follow the diet very strictly.
Naturally, the more closely you follow the Circadian Prescr*iption the better, but if you do nothing else, I urge you to consume soy protein and flaxseed powder daily to prevent prostate problems. By making these simple dietary changes and keeping your mind open to the possibility that fungal infection, intestinal overgrowth, or allergy might have a hand in any prostate inflammation that is not otherwise easily diagnosed by a physician, you can go a long way toward avoiding the possibility of getting prostate cancer, as well as the other problems that frequently lead men to undergo cystoscopy.
What I'm giving you here is a chance to climb the ship's mast with me so that from its top we can see far over the horizon of medicine. The view from the masthead is based not so much on my daily activities as a practicing physician but on my mission to search the seascape of scientific research for courses that can help prevent my patients from developing prostate trouble. What I see from the top of the mast is a body of evidence that is solid enough to support these simple changes in behavior, especially considering that there's zero risk in consuming flaxseed and soy protein.
The best evidence is based on studies done in a couple of places in the world where prostate troubles are rare. This work has been done by a number of people, including Dr. Herman Adlercreutz. A professor and multitalented researcher in Finland, Dr. Adlercreutz has conducted solid epidemiological studies that show a lower incidence of prostate cancer in men consuming foods popular among Finns and Chinese—rye bread for Finns and soy for Chinese.2 And he has carried out elaborate chemical analyses and experiments to show which substances in these foods provide the protection.
For years before his research was done, it was assumed that the Finns genetic history accounted for their lower incidence of prostate cancer. Most modern Finns come from a small number of people who migrated to that part of the world many years ago, so they are a rather distinct linguistic, racial, and genetic group. It turns out, however, that it's not their genes but their diet that protects them against certain cancers. And the dietary factor that is most significant is a sourdough rye bread that is eaten by people consuming a traditional Finnish diet. This whole-grain, heavy-duty bread is made out of ground whole rye seeds without anything removed. The leavening is provided by lactobacillus (acidophilus) instead of yeast, which is used to leaven almost all bread consumed in other parts of the world. What's key is that the rye fiber contains lignans that modulate hormone chemistry and reduce the risk of reproductive cancers.
RYE BREAD: THE FINNISH SOLUTION
You don't have to live in Finland to try this bread. You can order it from a bakery In Canada which ships it UPS. (Dimpflmeier Bakery, 1-800-724-6636.) I keep it in my freezer until I'm ready to eat it. Consuming two slices of this bread daily is another way you can fight prostate problems. But it is relatively high in carbohydrate content, so you should consume it in the evening.
Dr. Adlercreutz and others have also done experiments to show that flaxseed contains more lignans than rye fiber; in fact, there's no other food that even approaches flaxseed when it comes to lignan content.
Flax is described in detail in chapter 3. Eastern Europeans have traditionally used flaxseeds as a source of food and medicine. Flaxseed oil, which makes up about one-third of the weight of the seeds, has extremely healthy properties that also provide particular benefits for the prostate gland. But here we're talking about the fiber in the flaxseed. The best way •* to use the seeds is to grind them in a coffee mill. You can then consume the fine, fluffy powder as part of a shake or add it to a variety of other foods. Your aim is to eat a heaping tablespoon per day.
Besides rye and flaxseed, there are other foods that contain lignans. Some of the best sources include legumes (especially lentils, kidney, fava, and navy beans), seeds (like sunflower seeds), seaweed, cereal brans, and whole grains.
There is also a solid body of evidence supporting the role of soy protein in reducing the risk of prostate cancer."