By Michael Winicki
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For those that aren’t familiar with a candida yeast problem, let me give you a brief overview…
A candida yeast problem is one that is suffered by millions of people around the world, and is essentially an “imbalance” within the intestinal tract.
All of us have two primary organisms within our intestinal tracts– the bacteria and the fungi. And while many believe that bacteria and fungi are the same thing, the truth is they are entirely different organisms. The bacteria helps break down food and helps maintain our immune system, and just as importantly they help keep down the fungi population.
Too much fungus within the intestinal tract can potentially create all sorts of health challenges; let me explain why…
Fungus eats the carbohydrates we put into our bodies. And as it eats it expels toxins. These toxins can then potentially create a wide array of health issues like vaginal yeast infections in women or jock itch in men. Some other issues are diarrhea, constipation, food sensitivities, nail fungus and sinus problems.
One popular way to get someone’s candida yeast problem under control is following what’s called, “The Candida Diet”.
You’re probably aware of the various “low-carbohydrate” diets that exist. Keep in mind that fungus feeds on carbohydrates, so cutting back on your carbs is a good idea. The Candida Diet takes this cutting back on carbohydrates to the extreme.
Instead of low carbs, with the Candida Diet you’re talking no carbs. That’s right zero carbohydrates.
For grins, try going a single day without carbohydrates– it’s brutally hard. And the Candida Diet suggests you do that day after day after day. Obviously there are some big issues when trying to stay on a diet like this. The first is that your food choices basically come down to meat and vegetables, and keep in mind those are no-carbohydrate vegetables.
I quite often hear of people suffering terrific weight loss while on this diet, which of course makes sense. Not only are you eliminating carbohydrates but you’re also eliminating a lot of fats that are in those carb-heavy foods. And while a certain amount of weight loss can be healthy, it can reach a point where additional weight loss can endanger your health.
Vegetarians can suffer even worse by following a diet like this because they do not have a selection of meats to choose from.
I’ve worked with over 30,000 candida yeast sufferers over the years and I can count on two-hands the number of people that have been able to maintain the strict Candida Diet for any more than a couple of weeks. Everyone else falls off the wagon much sooner than that. It’s simply too strict, on top of not being the healthiest diet to follow.
That’s where a low-carb diet comes into play. Getting someone to give up all carbs for any length of time is brutally hard. Getting someone to give up some of their carbs is much easier.
Now is someone going to get their candida yeast related issues in check much faster by not consuming any carbohydrates?
Of course, but sometimes the cost isn’t worth the risk or in this case the pure torture of being on such a strict diet.
Many report long term success by combining a traditional low carbohydrate diet with choosing the right dietary supplements, like Threelac, http://www.candida-yeast-problems.com which has a very good reputation for helping those that suffer with candida yeast related issues.
In closing, keep in mind that yes, you can get your candida yeast issues under control and you don’t have to eliminate all carbohydrates to get there.
Michael Winicki has been helping people get their candida yeast problems under control for several years now. For more articles on candida yeast go tohttp://www.candidafitness.com/