Posted on: June 5, 2008 Posted by: Nicole Harding Comments: 6

Candida Yeast Syndrome can wreck your life with fatigue and even lead to depression. It is very hard to shake, because giving up yeast and sugar completely sounds like a life that is not worth living to some! No more wine and cheese and bread and shortcake? You must be kidding!

You can get rid of Candida Yeast Syndrome without giving up sugar completely, and here are six ways to say goodbye to creeping fatigue, while welcoming some sugar back into your life. Follow these steps to find out how!

1. Eliminate “phantom” sugar by reading labels.

Most processed modern foods compete for customers by adding either sugar, or fat, or both. Like an arms race, manufacturers have found a way to put sugar into almost anything, whether it needs it or not. We call this “phantom sugar”.

Peanut butter is a good example. Due to its high fat content and the natural yumminess of peanuts, peanut butter tastes just fine on its own. Back in the 1950’s, somebody thought to add sugar to try and make their peanut butter sell better than the other brand, and in a twinkle of the eye, almost all peanut butter was laced with sugar.

A little label reading can help you catch these miscreants, and filter out 50% of the sugar that sneaks its way into your food.

2. Switch bad sugars to good sugars.

Just like TV shows, some sugars are better than others. You can make a significant improvement on how you feel by switching the most devastating sugars to more gentle forms.
Generally, the more complex a sugar is, the slower it metabolizes, and the less it will hurt you. A teaspoon of icing sugar is extremely refined, and will stimulate the growth of twice as much yeast as a teaspoon of honey or agave syrup. Cut out the refined white sugars and swap in complex alternatives from the health food store.

Yes, all those alternative sugars like maple syrup are more expensive, but that will help you eat less of them!

3. The frozen fruit Candida cure.

Even better, instead of putting maple syrup on your oatmeal, try throwing in a handful of blueberries. You still get a little sugar, and a whole lot of fun. A bag of frozen fruit in the freezer is your best friend when you want to reduce the impact sugar has on you, without totally eliminating it.

4. Sugar alternatives, are they for real?

“Alcohol sugars” such as Xylitol are the new darlings of the health movement, claiming to give you all the sweetness of sugar without the drawbacks. That claim is too good to be true, but unlike “fake” sugars like Aspartame, there are no lingering health concerns over alcohol sugars. Xylitol is still sugar though, just a “better” sugar for Candida sufferers.

Although alcohol sugars have less calories and carbohydrates than sugar, you need to use twice as much to get the same sweetness, so you don’t win there. Where they excel is their lower glycemic index than sucrose, which means they don’t trigger diabetes, and they stimulate less yeast growth than sucrose.

How can you get rid of Candida Yeast Syndrome without giving up sugar? Just say “you’d rather switch, than fight.”

5. Simulate sugar to stay sweet.

Stevia is an even better “sugar substitute,” because it is not a sugar at all, and will not trigger yeast growth. Stevia is an extract from the Stevia plant, and it works by stimulating the “sweet buds” on your tongue, making you experience it as sweet: very clever!

It has picked up some consumer knocks along the way, because Stevia used to have a distinctive taste. It only takes 3-4 drops to sweeten a bowl of oatmeal, but some people over-used it and didn’t appreciate the taste.

Modern Stevia refining has virtually eliminated the odd taste, and Stevia is a wonderful tool in your kit to reduce the sugar you eat, while maintaining a sweet life. 3 drops in a vegetable smoothie will save you from throwing in a banana, or worse yet, a tablespoon of white sugar.

6. Survive sugar by killing yeast quickly.

Reducing our overall sugar load and switching to better sugars is helpful, but takes time and careful planning to change our habits and lifestyle. What if we are at a friend’s wedding and we want to eat cake, and the icing is half an inch thick, with little pink sugar roses studded all over? Is there a magic bullet? Luckily, the answer is yes.

Caprilyic acid is the best weapon in your arsenal, because it comes in handy capsules, which can be slipped into your pocket where you can then carry them to weddings, wakes, and pie eating contests. Simply take one capsule just before you arrive with a little water, and take one capsule on your way home.

Whatever sugar you take in at your event will start to stimulate the growth of yeast, and the Caprylic acid will mow that yeast down like a scythe harvesting a field of wheat. The yeast won’t know what hit it. Go ahead and have a few beers, or a huge bowl of ice cream. Caprylic acid makes this possible!

You will experience a little “die-off” effect, but that will be over quickly. You had your cake, and ate it too, after all.

Grapeseed extract, Goldenseal and Olive Leaf extract are also wonderful natural yeast killers, but they have strong tastes in liquid form. Caprylic acid is king when you want convenience and effectiveness together. Just don’t rely on it to totally solve your Candida problem.

7. Accommodate sugar with yeast flushers.

Once you’ve killed those pesky yeasts dead, you’ll feel better the sooner you flush them out of your system. Psyllium husks are cheap and effective. A high fibre diet helps here; basically think that a million tiny brooms are doing a spring-clean in your digestive system.

8. Tolerate sugar by replacing healthy intestinal flora.

Part of the package of healing Candida Yeast Syndrome is to replace the healthy bacteria that live in your intestinal tract with probiotics such as bifidus or acidophilus. Some of these can come in high quality yoghurt and kefir, but if you do not tolerate cow’s milk well, either from the lactose or the protein structure, there are many different packaged probiotic products available at your health food store.

Candida is hard to beat. Completely eliminating sugar from your life is too difficult, “curing” Candida completely is not easy, but hope is not lost.

Most people find they can learn to manage their yeast problems by reducing their intake of phantom sugar, using substitutes like Stevia and Xylitol, increasing the quality of the sugar they do eat, flushing their system with fibre, replacing beneficial intestinal flora, and carrying around some Caprylic acid for emergencies.

You can get rid of Candida Yeast Syndrome without giving up sugar completely. Instead of drinking a super sized pop every day, save up your “sugar moments” for something special, like a good homemade strawberry apricot pie.

6 People reacted on this

  1. Luigi DS do you realize Hydrogen Peroxide is a poison??
    An antifugal medication is the only way to eradicate a gross yeast infection.

  2. Cherry,

    Educate yourself. There is a FOOD GRADE hydrogen peroxide that is not harmful if taken internally. Antifungals are the great lie of pharmaceutical companies….they tend to breed “superbugs” because of overusage.

    Sheesh….

  3. I keep reading anitfungal meds are bad bad bad. The reason: you can’t kill a fungus without killing human tissue. Also, they can never completely eradicate the fungus.
    I tried the hydrogen peroxide and I threw it all up. Maybe I did too much? It did not make me sick, I just drank it and an hour later it came back up. I did not experience any other symptoms. I’d like to try it again, maybe starting with a drop and working my way up.

  4. Try rinsing your mouth with dilute hydrogen peroxide. Don’t swallow, just swish it around and then spit out like a mouthwash. I don’t have oral thrush but I use this as a healthier alternative mouthwash and I’ve never had a problem with it.

    I found this site while looking for solutions to a massive migraine gotten by using the organic active yeast I had in the back of my pantry in a tofu recipe calling for “nutritional yeast”.

    D’oh! Don’t make the same mistake! Now I’m sick and fairly pissed. Arg!

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