Well, it comes down to the fact that none of us really has the correct and complete information here primarily because we cannot get many doctors to believe it exists let alone investigate what might be going on. Information is hard to come by, but there is plenty of contradiction. The approach I have taken is to simply see what will work for me. Unfortuantely as great as it sounds to eat fruit, it caused my candida to explode in numbers.
See the problem here is that , or at least as has been my experience, candida multiples far faster than the bacteria in the gut. This makes common sense to me, because if our healthy bacteria grew faster none of us would be here in this board, trying to find answers because we would not be sick. Add a small amount of Sugar
to your diet and the candida population will explode in numbers resulting in thrush, yeast infections or even worse if it goes deeper.
Another issue to consider is the fact that you might think what you are eating is not bothering you, but the candida population does not typically explode over night. There is battle going on in our gut. And it is a slow gradual downward spiral. A little symptom here and there . nothing alarming. Little things that can be ignored or tolerated. This can go on for years as mine did before the curtain drops. I had been snacking on carrots and tomatoes and eating tomato sauce etc whilst my symptoms were barely there. I had cut out everything else, no sugar, no processed ...a very healthy diet. And one day it all came crashing down around me. Point is that people might feel that eating fruit or carbs is not bothering them, but if you have candida it most certainly does eat what you eat and it is slowly growing in there. My illness really became evident when I got really strict adn cut out everything except high quality meat, veggies and salad. My symptoms were severe. And this was after maybe only a few days.
So you must be careful.
I believe that the author of the article meant well, but left out some crucial information. She did not make it clear, although she alluded to it, that she did not eat those things either ( fruit or carb) because she could not digest them. She had trouble digesting meat also. More than likely from not eating meat her body lost the ability to digest it. I have heard of this happening with many who are harsh vegetarians.
In any case, it is important to realize that this person is no more educated than any of us and that her remarks are her opinions only. Candida does feed on Sugar
and carbs unfortunately. And you will see that by eating some of the bad foods. The healthy bacteria may also feed on Sugar
and grow, but the problem is that candida grows much faster from that diet of sugar than your healthy bacteria does. If the healthy bacteria grew faster on sugar , Americans would be the healthiest bunch of people on the planet and we all know that is not true. Healthy bacteria helps us to digest all our food. An article I read some time ago , written by doctors that researched found that healthy bacteria is fed by greens not by sugar. And that when we eat healthy foods we nourish the healthy bacteria. While fruit is considered healthy , it is a hinderance to someone sick with candida. So we eat the foods that will noursh the good guys and not readily feed the bad ones.
The diet works. I have gotten well before on diet alone. So I know that it works. I also know if I started eating fruit , I would ruin alot of hard work.
However, I do agree about the yeast supplementation. I have taken Florastor which is a form of Brewer's yeast and it makes my symptoms go away completely. And my thoughts were exactly the same as the author, yeast is better at fighting yeast than bacteria. And it seems to be working wonders for me.
And just to clarify, fruit is sugar. Candida does not mind fructose, lactose..any kind is fine.