Candida is a bacteria that takes advantage of a disruption in the balance of microorganisms in your gut. This balance of ‘gut flora’ is a vital part of your immune system and digestive health. Unfortunately, it can be lost during periods of stress or after a course of antibiotics. When this balance is lost, the colonies of 'Candida Albicans' are able to grow rapidly until they control a large portion of your gut (read more at https://www.thecandidadiet.com/an-introduction-to-candida/).
Candida Albicans is dependent on organic, carbon-based compounds to build its cell walls, reproduce and switch from yeast form to its more virulent fungal form. In practice this means it needs sugars, so that’s precisely what you should eliminate from your diet - even natural sugars!
The following collection takes advantage of non-starchy vegetables, meats, fish and healthy grains to create some delicious meals to see you through a Candida Cleanse.
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