Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Allergy and Candida Cooking

While reading Allergy and Candida Cooking: Understanding and Implementing Plans for Healing by Lewis and Fink (Canary Connect Publications 2009), I found some particularly good insight on proactively helping the body to heal through careful dietary measures. 


Probiotics - What They Do:
  • (some kinds) produce lactase for the lactose intolerant
  • facilitate healing from IBS (inflammatory bowel syndrome)
  • reduce diarrhea and constipation
  • increase nutrient bioavailability, esp aids the absorption of calcium, zinc and iron (important in the treatment of candida)
  • reduce acid reflux
  • lower cholesterol
  • contribute to the prevention of cancer, esp colon cancer
  • properly balance yeast growth (vital for people with candida)

Natural probiotic food sources that promote friendly bacteria and prevent the spread of bacterial infections -- these foods are high in chlorophyll:
  • alfalfa
  • barley green
  • chlorella
  • spirulina
  • green Kamut
  • blue green algae

Anti-fungals for treating candida include:
  • B-complex
  • bentonite
  • capryllic acid
  • citrus seed extract (grapeseed)
  • coenzyme Q
  • garlic
  • grape extracts (with caution)
  • oil of oregano
  • olive leaf extract
  • psyllium
  • tanalbit
  • pau d'arco
  • coconut oil
  • olive oil
  • foods rich in chlorophyll are also anti-fungal:
  • kelp
  • seaweed
  • dulse

Essential Fatty Oils (EFAs)

These oils have Omega-3s and Omega-6s and are essential for reducing inflammation and rebuilding cells. They also reduce cholesterol, regulate hormones and fight infections:
  • flax seed oil
  • evening primrose oil
  • GLA
  • borage oil
  • fish oils
  • saw palmetto is important for men with prostatitis associated with yeast infection

Treatment That May Buffer Food Reactions
  • drink 1/4 t. baking soda in 1/2 cup purified water. You may need to repeat the dose
  • drink buffered, corn-free, citrus-free vitamin C powder dissolved in purified water
  • drink purchased salt preparations such as a combination of sodium and potassium bicarbonates

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