See below with regards to Sugar
vs candida. I think the trick here is to make sure that the fruit digests rather than ferments by chewing it properly and also choosing the right type of fruit.
Here it is.
"Feeding the person, while starving the Candida is the least understood step in the process of healing Candida quickly, though ironically, it is the most discussed and the most effort is placed here.
Generally, the position is taken that anything that might feed Candida must be eliminated and this would include all sources of Sugar
and any slowly-breaking-down starch or difficult-to-digest food.
This position is about half right. We will deal with the issues in more detail now.
I will break this subject up like the others and cover the details that should be understood or learned differently.
a. No fermentation is the first step in feeding the person but not the Candida. Sugar
that is fermented feeds Candida, but not you. This includes alcohol, but also includes any sugar that can be chemically changed through fermentation.
Regular sugar feeds Candida too, but if that sugar is usable to you, it will feed you much faster than the Candida and is less of a threat. Fermented sugar only feeds Candida and cancer cells. Not good.
Here we shall drop the first very important bombshell on my list: The most important key to avoiding fermentation is to digest your food completely.
This means several things:
i. Chew your food very thoroughly. I would not be surprised to discover that raw foodists who are still struggling with Candida, universally fail to chew their food to a paste before swallowing. This means that holes and chasms exist in the food that will resist mixing with digestive juices, but which will be in the perfect condition to ferment.
ii. Take cayenne pepper in water (work up to ¼ teaspoon of cayenne in any amount of water) 15 minutes before each meal to optimize digestion like nothing else on earth I know of.
iii. Renew your digestion with at least monthly 3-5 day juice fasts where you consume lots of carrot juice with lots of greens (preferably including chard, beets and greens, parsley and asparagus). This will take your digestion back in time about 20 years and will help you avoid overeating, which is the next point.
iv. Avoid overeating as this poses the same problem as inadequate chewing. This will leave food that ferments instead of digesting.
v. Avoid foods that you cannot digest, such as your reactive foods (discussed below) and processed foods and wheat, dairy, White Sugar
, protein powders, etc. All grains and beans should be sprouted if dry (green beans are okay to eat without sprouting). Undigested food particles in the blood are guaranteed to feed every undesirable condition and invader, but not you.
vi. Avoid combining proteins and starches and fruit with anything. Always eat fruit on an empty stomach. More details about this rule and its exceptions can be found in Traci's Transformational Health Principles, available for free at (www.bestfoodist.com) . Fruit will heal you and will actually repel Candida in several ways provided that it digests, rather than ferments. This means eating it on an empty stomach and chewing it completely.
b. Having no food reactions
is a good goal. A strong reaction to a food eaten regularly, will not only exhaust the immune system, it will also ensure that food and other foods eaten at the same time do not fully digest.
These undigested food particles will feed yeast, thicken the blood, and create acidity and disease.
Reactive foods do not digest because the immune system responds to such an extent that digestion is stopped or greatly inhibited. This will also exhaust the immune system such that it cannot fight Candida overgrowths that do appear.
c. Lots of healthy glucose is the last thing that anyone expects to hear recommended on a Candida diet. I think it is important to notice, however, that people with Candida troubles are already sick, I do not understand how starving them will help.
There is nothing in this world you need more than high quality glucose and oxygen. The oxygen is a separate discussion, but glucose is vital. Your body knows this and the process of replacing glucose, if it is absent from the body, is one that will definitely feed Candida.
The first thing that happens when your body is low on glucose is that a hormone is secreted from your brain saying that it is starving and it needs more glucose. This hormone (called ACTH) causes the adrenals to release cortisol (which causes a mess if released too often due to stress or bad dietary choices) which causes two important things to happen: First, the body cells release protein (for manufacture into glucose in the liver -- a process that pulls out water, minerals and other nutrients and causes deficiency). Second, those same cells become glucose resistant.
The protein is taken to the liver where a toxic form of glucose synthesis takes place. Understand that this process is natural and normal and no problem for your body if it happens once in a while. When it happens a lot, there is a problem.
The glucose is released into the blood and the brain takes up all it can. Immediately, however, there is an excess of glucose (a sugar) in the blood which your body cells will not readily take up because the cortisol made them glucose resistant.
Normal cells will not take it up, but cancer cells and Candida have no such inhibitions!
The body will whip the pancreas to release high levels of insulin to get that sugar into the cells (where it is needed) and out of the blood (where it can cause problems).
This is a less desirable process to simply eating plenty of high quality glucose in the first place. This means ripe fruit, honey, sprouts and raw vegetables. Generally, I am in the habit of recommending a piece of fruit 20 minutes before each meal. If you are taking cayenne, you can take the cayenne fifteen minutes before this or 5 minutes later, both seem to work.
I also recommend just fruit for breakfast. This feeds the body cells and will not hang out in the blood for Candida to eat or blood sugar to increase. This will build up glycogen stores (which are depleted in most people) which will release glucose anytime it is needed so that the whole cortisol process does not have to take place.
Sugars that are immediately usable by the body are no threat. This includes whole sugars with enzymes in tact and trace minerals and water to aid in their use. This is what you get from ripe fruit, honey, sprouts and raw non-starchy vegetables.
This plan is simply an understanding of what the body really needs to be healthy. It needs high quality glucose and oxygen in its cells, not its blood.
It follows, once more, that the fruit, or any food, should be chewed completely and all fruit should be eaten on an empty stomach. This ensures that the fruit digests, rather than ferments. Fruit in the stomach with any other food will ferment and certainly feed the Candida.
Candida is a pretty trippy subject right now. There are elements of the Candida struggle that are out of our control, such as modern houses, EM radiation, microwave radiation on wireless devices and Microwave ovens -- all of which encourage mutation in Candida and malfunction in the human immune system.
We also deal with toxins in our air and water. We can put filters on our home water (I put one on mine for less than 100 dollars and installed it myself in one morning) and air systems, but just breathing outside air may infuse us with synthetic fibers that promote fugal growth and hide this growth from normal, natural defenses.
My experience suggests, however, that wise use of natural methods that are in our control is still enough. I hope it will continue to be. We can cut down the microwave and EM radiation we are exposed to. We also can think healthier thoughts and resist the down trend in thinking that accompanies a toxic world full of people who are struggling to express their love for one another (though, I generally find that most people really do have that love).
I believe you can take control of your health in any situation in life. If you really cannot, then focus on what you can control and fall in love with that for now. Be grateful for what you can do and for the challenges that keep you interested in doing better. Focus on gratitude and your ability to do better will be gradually increased.
Thanks for reading, Kal Sellers, MH"