Hope wrote: Able, do you eat any grains, then? I’m assuming from your comments that you don’t eat brown rice. I’m confused by your condemnation of foods that convert to “sugars” once digested.
No, Hope, I don’t eat grains or carbohydrates at all other than what small amount of carbs I obtain from coconut flour, the vegetables I eat, and a hand full of blueberries I have every few days. Human beings can live without carbohydrates, and they can live healthier. For example, our body makes the necessary amount of cholesterol that is needed in order to survive. When there is an overabundance of cholesterol in one’s body, that extra cholesterol was created by an overabundance of certain food products in the body. Three ingredients are needed in order for your body to make extra cholesterol, namely, protein, fats, and carbohydrates. One can easily see how too many of the three of these is the reason that we Americans are notorious for our high cholesterol levels.
I’m very sorry that I confused you with my post, and yes, I was speaking of the high glycemic rate in many foods as opposed to that of vegetables. Please believe that I am by no means condemning your diet, and please allow me to explain why I view the Candida diet as I do:
Have you experienced the Herxheimer response, also known as die-off symptoms? If you have, you probably realize how terrible this experience can be. I’ve talked with Candida sufferers who have actually passed out from this part of the Candida cure, and yes, I also experienced it during the worse time of my infestation. Part of the reason that this continues to take place in our bodies is because, if we are using any of the stronger antifungal products fairly often, and not following the diet precisely as it was meant to be followed, what we are actually doing is fighting a war in which we are aiding the enemy with needed supplies such as rations. Do you see my point? By doing this, we are constantly allowing more Candida to grow and survive, and yet attempting to kill them off at the same time. It becomes nothing less than a continuous cycle of feeding and killing, thus experiencing the die-off symptoms over and over again, and unnecessarily prolonging the Candida cure. Perhaps not everyone will experience it in this manner, but I know of many who have.
Of course there are mild cases of Candida in which a milder diet can be tolerated. But do you wonder how many Candida sufferers are really aware of whether their case is that of a mild, moderate, or severe case of Candida? I know that I was not aware that I had a mild case until it changed into a different form, and then I became acutely aware.
I hope that my reply to Neeky’s post will further explain my position, and I’m truly sorry for the lack of clarity in my previous post.