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    Is anybody familiar with Dr. Douglas Graham and his view on systemic Candida?
    In a nut shell he explains that a high fat diet is to blame for a candida overgrowth.
    He explains that excess fat in the diet prevents insulin from escorting sugar out of the blood and into the cells.

    Has anybody heard of this and more importantly has anybody experienced negative effects or a more difficult time treating candida with eating a lot of Avocados, Salmon, Nuts, Oils, or otherwise fatty foods????

    I am ready to start treating myself but also want to get real opinions from everybody here who has dealt with candida.

    thanks so much!!!!!!!!


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    I don’t have any research to back this up, but when I eat a lot of fat, I feel better than when I eat very little fat. I’ve been eating avocados, virgin coconut oil, and extra virgin olive oil a LOT since starting to eat to treat candidiasis, and it seems to be working well for me, personally. Also, I’ve had a really hard time getting adequate calories, and the fats help a ton.

    I’ve done other cleanses/detoxes in the past on a yearly basis, and one of the bits of information I seem to come across when I’m researching them is that fat is important to the detoxification process. Some toxins are fat-soluble, so you need to be consuming fat to pass them from your system properly. Likewise, some vitamins are fat-soluble, so you need adequate fats in your diet to absorb them (think olive oil on salad, etc).


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    I looked into 80/10/10 (low fat raw veganism), which claims to cure candida, but all the reports basically said the second they went off it, candida came back with a vengeance. There’s 2 schools of thought, it seems, one is low carb, one is low fat…who knows, but there seems to be a lot more evidence that high fat, low carb is the way to go. I mean who knows, they might both work for different reasons, i don’t know, but I don’t want to eat 25 bananas a day :p

    Also, like shayfo, I feel a MILLION times better when I eat a lot of fat. I’m already wasting away from eating mostly veggies, gimme my fat! Good fats lube up your organs and help your brain think more clearly (and with the brain fog, I need all the help I can get :p)


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    As others who answered before me, I do much better on high fat. With higher fat I am able to go lower carb (we all know that this diet can vary). I had trouble sticking to strict diet and functioning without the fat so I kept reaching for allowed carbs (the second stage alternative grains like millet and buckwheat etc.). Now I can keep them at bare minimum as I don’t need them.

    Our body needs something for energy and IMO fat replaces carbs very well and much more efficiently. I am talking about healthy fat: EVOO, coconut oil, fatty fish, animal fat (fatty cuts etc.)…

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