Do you have any proof that is true? I've heard people say it over and over but what is it based on? Some vague idea that peanuts have a greater tendency to "accumulate mold". But natural oily peanut butter without the added sugar(none of that skippy crap) is a very healthy food. The good fats lower your risk of heart disease, with wheat bread it makes a complete protein and it's very low carb.
Why would almond butter be any better? We really don't have any research to verify the ideal diet, we all just repeat these things that we've read on a list somewhere from Bee or Dr. McCombs or chiropractor so and so, and they got it from someone else who read it somewhere.
And when it comes to bread, according to some sources the yeast in whole wheat bread doesn't even feed candida, it's just the fact that the carbs can turn to Sugar if you overdo it. But what doesn't? Jorge thinks a gluten free diet is essential even if you aren't gluten sensitive, perhaps that's true. But I just can't believe that living on broccoli and almonds is necessary or even good.
Do you really think that for someone taking RX and herbal antifungals/probiotics for months on end(YEARS infact) and eating a great balanced diet, having a healthy turkey or even a peanut butter sandwich on stone ground whole wheat bread a few times a week is going to deal a death blow? I think it's exceedingly healthy. Hell, just a few minutes ago I had TWO natural peanut butter sandwiches on whole wheat, and I washed it down with a tall glass of milk. I'm livin' dangerously!
I Think it's like this. People with candida overgroth often also have problems with leaky gut and, alot of other digestive problems. So therefore they might have problems with precessing all kinds of nuts, and that might be because of the mold; I dont know! But as you say, if someone feel great while eating peanut butter, then let them. There is so much misguided information out there.
And I belive all candida problems have a different root problem, so you can approach it in a "one way fits all" way.
I have been starting to eat some peanutbutter now and then. And I dont give a f*** about what someone have to say about it, as long my body; specially my stomach feels great.
I belive stress is one very big factor in candida sickness, and in mostly all other sicknesses. And to be afraid of everything you put in your mouth is a very big physic stressor.
Doug Kauffman's "The Fungal Link" - I was on his strict diet and Almond Butter was allowed. I have read in many other sources that almonds are fine, and not only that, Almond milk, (Almond Breeze unsweetened). There are so many conflicts with the diet. I have read that peanuts contain high mold whereas almonds don't. Same thing with corn. Who knows...with so much conflicting things, it's hard to know whats really right.
why are people eating maple syrup on here? Why are they eating honey? I just don't get it. I thought the only sweeteners that were allowed were stevia and xylitol. Heck, in my huge fat candida book, she says NO STEVIA!! Everything is a contradiction.
It is hard to know what is right but listen to your own body. I have been eating raw honey and have been fine on it. Honey is mentioned in the bible and I believe that it is a healing food.
Maple syrup not sure about that though lol
I have had some organic peanut butter and I have had a little bit but I am cautious. So far so good.
I am actually astounded that anyone can exist on the candida diet; it is so restrictive. Then again I don't have the horrific experiences of many people here. But I guess it makes one understand just a little bit how frustrated sufferers can become.
That said, if the OP wants to try peanut butter I say go for it. My only advice to you is, go organic. It's the best way, IMO. Everybody's body is different and we do not all respond to things in the same way, so adding PB to your diet may cause you no harm whatsoever. Just take your time getting used to it.
I am led to believe by many of the posts I've read here that most of the extreme cases of candida are due to years of antibiotic abuse. It is really tough to understand how food that is natural and unprocessed have become intolerable by human beings.
I think if we had not strayed so much from naturally grown foods, we wouldn't be in this position. Some of us might never have been ill in the first place. It's also ironic that the medical industry that probably created this issue in the first place can not cure it. Actually, it's not.