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Anti Fungal Diet
The anti fungal diet below is specifically designed for yeast and candida issues. Also known as candida diet, the anti fungal diet is one of the most important parts of the candida overgrowth treatment.
Use this step by step experts guide to build an ideal anti fungal diet plan based on your own body and lifestyle needs.
We’ll cover top recipes, what to eat, foods to avoid, antifungal foods and candida supplements to support the candida cleanse.
Anti Fungal Diet Plan
|Phase 1: Oxygen colon cleanse.||Remove accumulated waste buildup and other toxins the can feed candida yeast.|
|Phase 2: Transition to antifungal diet.||Replace problematic foods with healthy alternatives.|
|Phase 3: Add antifungal foods.||Help the body to naturally fight the fungal infection.|
|Supplements.||Support the anti fungal diet different phases when needed.|
Health practitioners: see related experts guides for:
Anti Fungal Diet Phase One
Week 1 : Oxygen Colon Cleanse
The most important step to do before starting the anti fungal diet or any candida cleanse, is to optimize your digestive tract and toxins elimination functions.
A constipated, congested or irritated colon is a breeding ground for candida and other pathogens.
No matter what antifungal medication or candida supplements you may take, as long as your colon has waste buildup that can feed candida, candida will continue to grow and release its toxins in your digestive tract.
This applies also to antifungal foods, even healthy foods that are recommended for the anti fungal diet. The waste buildup makes it difficult for the colon to handle the foods you eat in a normal pace. As a result, the foods may stay longer in your digestive tract, get rotten, and become toxic.
Healing Crisis & Anti fungal Diet
Cleansing your colon in the beginning of the anti fungal diet is a critical step. It is often overlooked, and is the main reason why many people can’t heal from their candida and yeast issues. Even when they follow strict anti fungal diet plans.
It is also the cause behind the healing crises and die off symptoms many people experience during the candida cleanse.
It just takes the body too much time to eliminate the dead yeast and its toxins. The longer these released toxins stay in your system, the more negative impact they have on your body, vital organs and the way you feel.
This is exactly what an oxygen colon cleanse (Oxy-powder) is designed to do.
Oxy-Powder releases oxygen in the intestine and colon to detoxify and loosen toxins, undigested food particles and waste buildup so they can be flushed out naturally by the body throughout normal bowel movements.
The weight of the waste buildup in the colon may be 10-20 pounds and sometimes even more. When the body gets rid of such a burden, it has more energy and resources to perform better and to actually heal other areas which were neglected before. Most people start to notice significant improvements in the first 24-48 hours.
For the complete experts guide, see: oxygen colon cleanse.
Anti Fungal Diet Phase Two
Week 1-2 : Transition to a healthy anti fungal diet
Transition to a healthy anti fungal diet is not supposed to happen overnight. Your body may not be able to handle so many changes all at once. Take your time and learn how different foods make you feel. Even healthy foods.
This process usually takes time, especially with foods your body may not be used to.
Taking full spectrum digestive enzyme with your meals can help with this transition and improve the digestion and nutrients absorption from the foods you eat.
Anti Fungal Diet Foods To Avoid
A common (yet overlooked) principle in the anti fungal diet: before you figure out what to eat, it is much more important to stop eating problematic foods that can contribute to yeast and candida overgrowth. Some foods may be the the root cause of the yeast problem in the body. This is very common.
The main foods you should not eat when you have candida:
(click on each of the links if you wish to learn more, including healthy foods you should eat instead)
- Processed foods.
- High sugar beverages.
- Gluten, grains & wheat.
- Mold, fungi & yeast.
- Foods that are hard to digest.
Also, common problematic eating habits to watch for:
What To Eat On The Anti Fungal Diet
Many people are surprised to learn they actually enjoy the anti fungal diet. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a big sacrifice in terms of taste. Just give your taste buds some time to adjust. Modern diets, especially processed foods are chemically enhanced with very aggressive flavors.
The body does adjust, usually within 1-2 weeks.
A few useful comments based on the FAQ:
- Most people do very well on a medium protein medium fat low carb diet. No need to go zero carbs. No need to eat large amounts of proteins.
- You do not have to eat all of these foods below. Select the ones you enjoy. Keep things simple.
- If you choose to eat meat, fish or eggs, always include leafy greens with the meal.
- You do not have to eat meat or other animal proteins every day.
- Remember: this is a transitional diet, not diet for life. Once you feel better, you will add more foods.
Anti fungal diet foods to eat include:
Click on each of the food category link to see the complete food list.
|Food category||Best way to eat||Comments|
|Non-starchy Vegetables||raw, steamed, grilled.|
|Root Vegetables||raw, steamed, grilled, boiled, soup.||eat in moderation.|
|Vegetable-like fruits||raw or lightly steamed.||watch for potential sensitivities.|
|Fresh Low Sugar Fruits||whole ripe fresh fruits, raw.||eat on an empty stomach only away from other foods. Please refer to the food combination section before eating.|
|Meat, Wild Fish & Eggs||grilled or cooked (eggs).||Please refer to the food combination section before eating.|
|Nuts & Seeds||raw, sprouted or soaked, unsalted, unroasted.||Please refer to the food combination section before eating.|
|Herbs & Spices||use organic and fresh when possible.|
watch for potential sensitivities.
|Oils & Fats||raw, natural and unrefined,||Please refer to the food combination section before eating.|
|Natural Sweeteners||use in moderation.|
Anti Fungal Diet Phase Three
Week 2-4 : Add anti fungal foods and herbs
Antifungal foods should be introduced into your anti fungal diet gradually, so you can learn how your body responds to them. This is very important in order to minimize the risk of getting a healing crisis or a detox reaction. Some of these foods have very strong antifungal properties. Always start with a small serving size, one food at a time and see how you feel.
Coconut oil is a great example: it is actually one of the most known foods that kill candida due to its anti-fungal properties. Caprylic acid, a fatty acid found in coconut oil is responsible for its strong antifungal properties, and can be found in many antifungal supplements as well.
If you have candida overgrowth and are not used to coconut oil, taking as little as 1 tablespoon (15ml) of coconut oil at once can cause a strong detox reaction.
Here is a summary of the most common antifungal foods and spices to include in your anti fungal diet and how to use them:
|Natural Antifungal Foods||Best uses and preferred source|
|Apple cider vinegar (ACV).|
See: apple cider vinegar for candida.
|Black tea (source).|
|Coconut oil & butter (Caprylic acid).|
See: coconut oil for candida.
See: garlic for candida.
|Green tea (source).|
|Lemon juice lime.|
|Turmeric (curcumin) (source).|
Supplements can make a big difference in the anti fungal diet plan when used correctly. Supplements are not however, going to come instead of the diet. Regardless of how strong or potent they are claimed to be.
Below are the recommended supplements that are commonly used as a part of the anti fungal treatment.
Note that they are not always needed.
Click on the relevant links to read the relevant experts guide.
|Supplement||Objective||When To Use|
|Oxygen colon cleanse.||Phase 1.|
|Candida “targeted” probiotics.||Initial 4 weeks.|
|Enzymes.||Optional: phase 1 until all digestive issues are resolved.|
|Antifungals.||Optional – start after 4 weeks from initial treatment when needed.|
|Ozonated Olive Oil.||Optional: when a relief is needed.|
|Vitamins, minerals antioxidants.||When needed, especially in more severe infections.|