- May 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm #82178
One thing I never anticipated was how all this would effect my blood sugar. Its been a long time since I felt like I could barely get up and move around or could hardly hold my body up. Just like the old days when my blood sugar would drop. Just tonight I thought what the hell is wrong with me, I had some gluten free bread with almond butter and some almond milk and I felt much better.
I really had no idea Candida would effect me this way.May 18, 2012 at 1:15 am #82179
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It’s more related to your metabolism than candida itself. Eating carbs creates blood sugar instabilities. Your blood sugar sky-rockets after you eat them, and drops soon after a surge of insulin tries to neutralise it. This leads to a drop in blood sugar soon after that makes you crave carbs to raise it back up. This is the carb see-saw most people in Western societies are stuck on. One carb-rush and you’ll suffer this kind of hunger for at least a day. It takes around 30g in a meal to create such problems.
By the way, gluten isn’t causing your candida problems, so gluten-free bread is as bad as any other bread. The same goes for organic junk foods. Almonds are also over-rated as a health food. All the phytic acid in them affects mineral absorption, and they’re full of inflammatory fat. You’d need to eat a salmon steak just to balance a 50g serving.May 18, 2012 at 6:01 am #82204
Yes Im aware the metabolic aspects of low blood sugar, I was not aware that you seem to be saying Almonds are high in Omega 6’s, Ill have to re-look at that aspect thanks.May 18, 2012 at 6:44 am #82209
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SelfNutritionData conveniently lists fat profiles of foods. You can see that 100g of blanched almonds has over 12g of omega-6s with no omega-3. Balancing your fats might do more than eliminate inflammation too. It seems marine PUFAs like EPA and DHA can inhibit candida biofilms. I’ve read that PUFAs, like those in vegetable oils (and almonds?), can feed biofilms. I don’t know enough about fats to know if these two articles are contradicting each other. I’d assume there are significant differences between n-3 and n-6s, even though they’re both PUFAs. In any case, getting most calories from saturated fat, minimising n-6s and taking marine oils seems like a good idea on this diet, and for anyone suffering from inflammatory symptoms.May 18, 2012 at 7:56 am #82220
Thanks Im sure your right… and its a simple fix in that one area really. I can see is a combination of taking on more Omega 3 and racketing down your Omega 6 to more reasonable levels as well.May 18, 2012 at 8:38 am #82226
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Gluten free bread is not the same as yeast free, sugar free, dairy free, mold free, and grain free bread…so I would examine your bread’s ingredients and determine whether its a benefit to your health.
Almonds and almond milk can significantly set back your progress because of mold content alone and I didn’t include almond butter until 6 months into my treatment. I would try avoiding these for a week and see if your heal faster or not. All of these items are phase 2 items.
One way to improve your blood sugar throughout the day is to snack more often between meals; eat something simple like celery and you’ll notice a difference likely.
The foods on our allowed foods list should not give you blood sugar problems either in the long run.
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