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Candida Esopheageal infection What foods to avoid?

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I have a candida esopheageal infection, what foods should I be avoiding?
asked Aug 12, 2013 in Diet by Vera

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There’s not much difference between candida eating your guts and the candida feasting on your food canal. What works for usual candidiasis will work for the esophegal infection; however, you might need to put a reign on the use of certain herbs and spices like ginger, pepper and garlic if they make your throat burn too much. But a simple suggestion is bear with it if you can; if it burns, it means it is working.

Where you might feel overwhelmed is the conflicting theories, so the best way to go about it is taking the common things from several recommendations and chucking out the rest. I take the pain of preparing a list for you; you may cross check and create your own. Just don’t make it too extreme or you won’t have the zeal to follow it through.

  1. Sugar and everything that mimic sugars– This is a no brainer; everyone knows it. Avoiding sugar will starve the candida unless it is raw, organic honey. However, there’s no need to think it’s the white sugar that does the damage; even maltose, fructose, lactose, dextrose and sucrose also come under the knife.
  2. Refined Grains - All the ‘white’ stuff (bread, rice and pasta) and cornflakes. Must you eat bread go for the 100% whole-wheat variety and not the pizza bases, the pita bread, bagels or French bread. The whole wheat variety must be yeast-free as well, else no good. That makes even the foods covered with breadcrumbs fall out of the ‘edibles’ list.
  3. Malted health drinks – You’ll harm yourself more if you think these will help you gain back energy.
  4. Fermented products – Not all, since yogurt and sauerkraut are also fermented. What I mean are vinegar, soy sauce, soft cheeses, pickles (not Indian pickles though), ginger ale, sourdough bread, wines and beers. Even distilled alcohols, since they make the sugar levels go high in the blood and aggravate candida further.
  5. Dairy / Milk Products – Everything except for cottage cheese and natural, plain yogurt with live cultures. Also natural butter, if you can get your hands on it.
  6. Fresh and Dried Fruit – Fresh fruits are full of sugar and dried fruits often have mold in them. That also puts mushrooms and smoked/cured (ham, bacon, sausages, smoked salmon) foods in the avoidance list. Have bananas must you have fruits, but not before the 3rd week of your candida fighting diet. They also have plenty of fructo-oligo saccharides, which is food for the probiotics in your gut.

It depends on your degree of infection if you can take stimulants like tea, coffee and chocolates; my advice, avoid them till you are completely cured. 

answered Aug 14, 2013 by Steven Candida Expert (3,000 points)
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