Our expert says:
I had the most amazing break! No need to apologise for the 3 questions - just check how many the last Reader asked me! I feel exhausted already! Anyway, 2 -3 tablespoons of cooked dried fruit will assist with regularity, as will 2 tablespoons of oat bran (1 t is probably too little). I do not think that oat bran will have a negative effect on your weight because it will not make you retain water. The dried fruit/oat bran has the potential to cause winds if you suddenly start eating large quantities thereof. So if you are going to increase your dietary fibre intake you should do so slowly. Start off with 1 teaspoon of dried fruit/oat bran per day for about 3 days until your system is used to it. Then graduate to 2 t a day for 3 days, etc. Until you reach the 2 - 3 tablespoons a day. The body needs to adjust to the higher fibre intake. It may also help both your constipation and the Candida to use probiotics (beneficial microorganisms) like Bifidoflora (constipation) and Vagiforte Plus (Candida). You can buy these probiotics at health shops.
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