Re: Basic Question About Candida Symptoms and Diet
Hi - I am pretty close to being over it. I only get candida flares now when I am ovulating or its my period time, and they are minor and clear on their own after the hormones settle back down. It is best for me to keep pretty clean on these days, diet-wise, but I have a lot of freedom with my diet the rest of the month, and can eat almost everything now without reacting as long as it is not my cycle's problem days. And I just got back from Maui where I drank 7 pina coladas over the week, ate breaded seafood and onion rings and bruschetta and did NOT get a candia flare. I am taking Indole-3 Carbinol to help regulate my excess estrogen (which fosters candida growth), and it seems to be working, but it is one of those things that takes a while to kick in. I have been on it almost 2 months, but most see clear benefits after 3 months. However, nothing works for me if I consume coffee - it tends to exhaust my adrenals, raise my cortisol, and in turn grows candida. Man, I am worse with coffee than with sweets - it is my big downfall! And I looooooove it, so I really have to keep on the straight and narrow and avoid it to do my best, candida wise (tho a cup once a week seems fine).
Personally, I have zero problems with plain organic commercial yogurt. My favorite is Nancy's as it seems the most probiotic-full (judge this by the sourness of the taste - the more sour/bitter, usually means the most probiotics. Knowing this, you can tell that stuff like Yoplait is not that great of a source - the plain yoplait is very mild in taste). However, some here think commercial yogurts are too sweet and contribute to candida. All I can say is that this has not been my personal experience. We are all different in what we can tolerate, and our degreee of tolerance will usually change as we get better/worse.