Posted by: Lucy | 2008/12/10

Candida free diet

Hi There
I am using Probiflora 9 strain for repeated Vaginal Candida infections that I get. Is there any dietry advice re foods to avoid and others to perhaps eat more of?
Thanks again

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Dear Lucy
Some of the leading microbiologists in SA have stated in public that dietary factors do NOT affect Candida infections and cutting out foods like fruit, sugar and wheat will effectively starve the patient, but not affect the Candida organism! All human beings live in harmony with millions of yeasts such as Candida which occur naturally on our bodies. If something upsets the balance between the 'good' microorganisms and the potentially 'bad' organisms like Candida, then the Candida starts to flourish and you get infections. Factors that can promote the overgrowth of 'bad' microorganisms like Candida are stress, hormone treatments, antibiotics, obesity, etc. It may be useful for your dr to test a swab of your infection (e.g. the vagina, mouth, etc) to see which type of Candida you suffer from as different strains react to different antifungal preparations. It helps to use probiotics or 'good microorganisms' like Acidoforte by mouth and Vagiforte by vagina (buy at health shops) to help combat the Candida. Combine this with anti-fungal treatment as prescribed by your dr and a normal balanced diet.
Best regards

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Posted by: Annie | 2008/12/10

Hi Lucy, I am suffering or should i say was suffering from candida for 10mnths i tried everything and returned to my gyni several times and he couldn' t prescribe anything anymore because he had already given me all there was. The next thing was to see a dietician and she changed my life she gave me a sugarfree diet and also probotics 9 with omega 3 and vitalforce ladyvite, try a dietician it could help.
Since my sugar intake changed everything changed. God bless

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