For those suffering from Candida and PATM I will list on this page specifically what works best. I encourage those unfamiliar with Candida to check out this website. The following is a link to Dr. Jason Bradley’s website which offers a nice overview of what Candida is.
In the PATM case the Candida has taken hold in the colon and become what is called Systemic Candida. This is can be very hard to manage but it can be done. Have faith!
What works to rid your body of Candida?
Everyone hates the word but you will soon realize once on the Candida diet that you are merely eating the way human beings were meant to eat without all the grease and grime. It is a very clean diet but just think how thankful your own body will be when you treat it with the nutrients it wants.
Three rules on the diet.
1. No sugar
2. No glutenous carbs
3. Little to no dairy
May seem like one has to give up a lot but the WONDERFUL thing about this diet is that there are alternatives to satisfy cravings.
The greatest alternative to sugar comes in the form of STEVIA… a natural sweetener. It is more expensive than sugar but once on the Candida diet for a month or so your body will crave sugar less and a large bag of it should last quite awhile! You can buy Stevia in most grocery stores but you can also buy it here:
No sugar means no alcohol. Candida will continue to thrive unless one is able to severely limit the amount of alcohol one takes in. I will say in my case, being a college student and in my 20’s, completely giving up alcohol was out of the question and I was still able to cure the Candida over time. It has been suggested to me that the best alcohol to consume while on the Candida diet is clear hard alcohol such as plain vodka and red wine. Beer is a no-no due to it’s glutenous qualities UNLESS you can find a great gluten free, clean beer. Stick to RED WINE if possible!
If you are having cravings for sugar, eat turkey!
As for no glutenous grains. There are other options. I know that gluten free grains tend to be on the more expensive side but that isn’t always the case. AND the more Americans and people everywhere turn to a gluten-free diet the cheaper the gluten-free grains will be. Please take a look at the following link for motivation to start your gluten-free diet today!
For starters I would try these gluten-free noodles. They taste great and can take the place of ANY glutenous grain you currently have in your kitchen.
Also please check out my recipes page for great gluten-free recipes including wraps, pastas, and more
Finally, for the limited dairy. I know cheese can be a staple in many diets and cheese may be one of the few dairy products that will not feed the Candida terribly. BUT it is important to give up all dairy for as long as possible when first trying to eliminate the Candida. For those with PATM, dairy significantly increases reactions so if you find it hard to give all the above up and have to chose one at a time… start with eliminating dairy!
Yet again, have no fear, because there are alternatives.
Silk Pure Almond Milk is fantastic and while more expensive is MUCH better for digestion and I often find coupons for the milk in the weekly ads. Make sure to buy the unsweetened flavor. They do have a Vanilla unsweetened that I very much enjoy 🙂 There is also a coconut milk that I don’t think would be too bad but I have yet to try it. If you have, let me know what you think! You should hopefully be able to pick this milk up in a grocery store near you but just make sure you are buying the UNxWEETENED kind and add Stevia if needed.
Remember, try and focus on the good that will come when following this diet and not “what you have to give up and others don’t” You are the one taking great strides for your health and you will see results! Check out my Motivation Page for more inspiration.
2. Natural Herbs to RID yourself of Candida.
You can get prescriptions for Candida but honestly ALL-NATURAL is the way to go, and is much cheaper. I will list for you what has worked for me but please feel free to send what has worked for you and I will add it to the site.
Garlic- Garlic is my best friend for Candida. It is all-natural, God grown, herb that does have quite a bite but is Candida’s worst enemy. I have found ways to include it into my diet on a regular, almost daily basis. It keeps any leftover Candida at bay. Garlic is a proven antifungal. Research studies have shown that garlic is effective against pathogens like Candida. In addition to its use as an antifungal, garlic can support your immune system, reduce cholesterol, and help control blood sugar levels. You can buy cloves or minced garlic from your local grocery store. I use the minced garlic more because it is simpler and much less potent than the cloves. However, the cloves can be used in recipes just as well.
Candicid and Paracid Forte by OrthoMolecular- I list garlic and coconut oil first because they are 100% natural and fairly cheap and very effective BUT I also want to inform you about a supplement that my doctor had me on for near 6 months that is also very effective. Ideally you should be using at least 3 of the above (Garlic, Coconut Oil, Candicid Forte or Paracid Forte) to really fight the Candida battle along with diet. If you can be on all four for at least a short period of time, I truly encourage it. You will see results! By clicking the pictures below you will be able to order both Candicid Forte and Paracid Forte.
Candicid Forte is specifically designed for Candida and the product details, ingredients, and why they use these ingredients can be found here
Paracid Forte is formulated to help eliminate and expel parasites from the body. Many of those who suffer from Candida also suffer from some sort of parasite as the number of good bacteria in the gut is overpowered by the bad bacteria and this leads to a fertile environment for parasites. For product details, ingredients, and why they use these ingredients click here
Again, start low and go slow. These are all-natural and made of herbs so should not cause any side effects aside from slight abdominal pain and other symptoms of Candida die-off. I started with the dose listed on the bottle and slowly moved up to 4 capsules a day. Make sure to take them on an empty stomach and if at all possible consult a physician prior to taking these supplements. Drink lots of water while taking these supplements and you will see better results because that will help reduce the toxin load.
Ayurvedic medicine has been around for thousands of years. In America, Ayurveda is considered CAM, Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The aim of Ayurveda is to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit. In Sanskrit “ayur” stands for life and “veda” stands for science/knowledge. To learn more about Ayurveda click here to visit the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine’s website.
TWO Ayurvedic Medicines that should help PATM and wellness overall:
1. Triphala: A blend of three different herbal fruits- Hirada, Amia, Barada; this supplement increases gastrointestinal motility, it is a safe alternative to prokinetic drugs, has antibacterial affects, antiviral effects, antioxidant effects, antitumor effects, and finally lipid lowering and antiatherosclerotic effects. It also cleanses and detoxifies the colon and blood leading to better overall health. Click here to read more on Triphala.
Buy Triphala by clicking below. It is very reasonable.
2.Neem- Has anti-bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoal, and parasitic properties. It is basically ANTI everything we don’t want in our body. It is also, however, anti spermicidal and if you are trying to have children one should refrain from using this supplement both male and female. It can heal external wounds exceptionally well. Internally, it helps to restore the taste of mouth, cures constipation and relieves indigestion. It also can eliminate the problem of acidity. It is de-worming. It improves the quality of blood and purifies it and keeps the body disease free. Helps to control blood sugar levels for those suffering from diabetes. It strengthens the immune system and can help rid the body of any foreign disease. PATM as well possibly. Clickhere to read more about Neem.
The information contained in this website is for educational purposes only. It is not to be considered medical advice, prescriptive or diagnostic. See your physician for qualified health care.