After much research and a lot of help from friends. I’ve decided to do a hard core cleanse for two weeks. Everything I’ve heard about candida, says that if you cheat even for a second you are kind of risking the whole thing. Candida thrives on sugar, and the cleanse rids your body of all the toxins and etc. Therefore allowing the candida to die off. However, if you cheat and eat even a piece of fruit you are giving the candida a chance to stay alive. The cleanse is harder than it sounds, so I highly getting yourself ready for it before you begin. Removing any temptations from your house, stocking up on the stuff you can have and making sure you have support from the people around you. It was instrumental for me. Here’s a sample of the plan I followed. I followed the website http://www.thecandidadiet.com. I recommend you go check out their website I’ll post of lot of the info that I used, but there’s definitely a lot more info on the site. I researched in other areas too, but this one seems to have most of the info in one place. It’s great for reference.
Option 1: A detoxing diet (the easier option)
This is a strict (but very healthy) diet, with some detox drinks and a liver flush added too. Think about what you eat each day. Fast food is overloaded with additives, beef has added growth hormone, and fish are full of the various chemicals that are pumped into the oceans. You can do a very effective detox just by cutting out these toxins, without necessarily doing a colon cleanse. Eating fresh, organically grown vegetables is a great start and will stop any more toxins from entering your system. Always remember to drink lots of water too.
- Eat only raw salads and steamed vegetables
- Buy organic if you can
- Drink a detox drink (recipe) twice each day
- Drink a liver flush (recipe) every evening, at least two hours after your last detox drink
- Do the cleanse for 7-14 days
Avoid starchy vegetables such as sweet potatoes, potatoes, yams, corn, all winter squash except zucchini, beets, peas and parsnips. They all contain sugar and can lead to Candida overgrowth. Raw salads and steamed vegetables might not sound that exciting, but you can use salt, pepper, lemon juice and various herbs and spices to liven them up. See our list of foods that you can eat while on the cleanse for more information.
The detox drinks must be taken on an empty stomach, so don’t eat anything for an hour before and after you drink it. The easiest times are usually first thing in the morning, in the afternoon, and two hours before bedtime.
Note: If you are experiencing an irregular heartbeat, nausea or any other worrying symptoms, you should stop the cleanse immediately and consult your health professional.