The Anti Fungal Diet: Not a cleanse!


How to treat a fungal infection accurately.

I once embarked on an anti-candida diet; I felt amazing by the end. My skin cleared up, I felt lean, and I felt strong.

How long did you do it for?

Oh, God only two weeks it was so hard and totally unrealistic to sustain.

This is how the conversation usually goes when I speak to people/clients about cleansing, candida, yeast or fungal infections. I use the Kaufmann Diet when helping clients eradicate their fungal infection which can be any of the following:

  • Candida spp.

  • Candida albicans

  • Geotrichum spp.

  • Microsporidium spp.

  • Rodotorula spp.

Fact: Fungi are a unique collection of single-cell and multicellular organisms that have their own kingdom, separate from the plant and animal kingdoms. Mycology is the dedicated field of study for fungi, concerned with discovering new species, as well as exploring how to use them in various industries or applications that can benefit humanity

This is what Doug Kaufmann says about the diet:

This diet minimises fungal food because it reduces sugars that fungi require to grow. Often, people begin to challenge this diet, wanting back some of the foods they miss, after achieving excellent results within a month or two. Most find that their symptoms begin coming back as they go back to their regular diets. This indicates that the fungi were successfully starved, but perhaps not eradicated. With their symptoms much better and their diets now getting more exciting, this diet becomes the genesis of their health program.

So when you begin the Kaufmann Diet, some might experience a worsening of symptoms, initially, and some might experience flu-like symptoms or another intense discomfort. This reaction is called The Herxheimer reaction, and it could be the result of fungal die-off. When fungi begin to die and their poisonous byproducts start flushing out of your system, it can cause discomfort, symptoms of being sick or an initial worsening of existing problems. It is temporary, and somewhat ironically, is actally a very good sign that you’ve taken the first step towards better health by ridding your body of a potential health-destroying, parasitic organism.

It is worth remmebering that you health problems will have almost certainly taken some years to develope tand so will not resolve over night. Your health problems likely did not develop overnight.

The top signs and symptoms of having a fungal infection.

  • Inability to focus

  • Poor memory

  • Brain fog, Irritability, Anger, Dizziness

  • Depression

  • Crying spells

  • Panic attacks

  • Low libido

  • Persistent extreme fatigue

  • Hyperactivity

  • Cravings for sweets and alcohol

  • Insomnia

  • Poor coordination

  • Acid reflux

  • Bloating

  • Flatulence

  • Nausea, Diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • Stomach cramps

  • Indigestion

  • Burping after meals

  • Mucus in the stool

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Itching anus

  • Thrush (white coating on the tongue), Swollen lower lip, Halitosis, Metallic taste in mouth

  • Mucus in throat, Sore throat

  • Sinus congestion

  • Chronic post-nasal drip

  • Flu-like symptoms

  • Hay fever symptoms

  • Sinusitis, Asthma

So if your diet, first of all, looks like this! Large amounts of trans fats, refined sugar, refined carbohydrates, corn, gluten, soy, caffeine, and alcohol—not to mention the chemicals and preservatives commonly found in processed foods. How can your cells thrive on a diet devoid of nutrition? They can’t, you will more than likely have a fungal infection brewing inside you!

Sadly, the average diet is essentially a candida diet!

The diet to adopt is one high in protein and over ground vegetables because these are low in sugars, mould and carbohydrates which all keep fungal infection at bay!

A diet that is high in fruits, vegetables, and plant foods are abundant in phytochemicals, which help prevent cancer and reverse disease. The most important vegetables to eat daily are dark green leafy vegetables—such as spinach, watercress, collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion greens, arugula, baby greens, bok choy, and kale—and sprouts. They are filled with vitamins and minerals, especially B6 and magnesium, which are required for many metabolic processes. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower contain natural compounds that assist with healthy liver function.

Animal proteins are essential too because they contain all the amino acids required to keep your body functioning. Raw nuts and seeds contain essential fatty acids needed for the cellular membrane around each cell.

Top Tips for keeping your Gut free and clean of Fungal infections.

Eat Animal Protein: Your body needs amino acids to regenerate and repair cells, tissues, and organs and it also keeps blood sugar levels balanced. Eating animal protein less than three times a week can create deficiencies in the body and can even exacerbate fatigue, muscle mass loss and moodiness.

Eat vegetables below the ground three times a day:

Phytochemicals are found in organic vegetables helping your body to regenerate. Over 4,000 such compounds have been found in plants and some of the more common include:

Beta-carotenoids are found in green and yellow vegetables, benefit the skin, bones, and immune system.

Lycopene ia abundant in tomatoes, red peppers, and pink grapefruit, is essential to heart health.

Lutein, a thick yellow pigment is related to eye and heart health, found in leafy greens, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts,

Anthocyanidinscontribute to the health of your heart and blood vessels and are found in berries and onions.

Get Herby:

Cilantro: essential for bone and blood health, helping in the removal of heavy metals and blood clotting and high in vitamin K,

Rosemary: fights inflammation and fungus, it is high in vitamins A and C and rich in antioxidants that

Parsley: Is high in vitamins B1, B3, and C

Oregano: Has antibacterial and antifungal properties

Thyme: Is rich in antioxidants and contains antiseptic and antifungal characteristics

Basil: Is high in flavonoids, antioxidants, vitamins A and K, and calcium

Dill: Is high in calcium, niacin, and antioxidants

Mint: Can be used for maldigestion and headache

Tarragon: Is one of the highest in antioxidant value, often used as an appetite stimulant, also inhibits blood clotting; rich in B-complex vitamins.

Marjoram: Is in antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties high levels of beta-carotene and vitamin A,

Sage Rich in high in antioxidants and B-complex vitamins, vitamins A and C, and calcium

If you are Vegetarian: Make sure you don’t just eat beans as your source of protein. They are high in protein but also hight in starch and that converts to sugar which then feeds the candida.

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Be Sure to supplement:

Caprylic acid: natural antifungal extract of the coconut palm destroys candida effectively.

Oreganol: A powerful natural antifungal compounds.If possible, oregano oil should be taken in an enteric-coated capsule, which delays its release until it reaches the intestinal tract

Garlic: A super power supplement, it takes strong action against Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli, two extremely active microorganisms. Garlic is extremely effective against yeast and fungi.

Berberine: Is an anti fungal. Berberine has a wide spectrum of antibiotic activity against bacteria, protozoa, and fungi. Berberine’s action against Candida albicans has been shown to be more powerful than most medical drugs commonly used for these pathogens.

Saccharomyces Boulardii : Derived from the lychee and mangosteen fruit, and it is used as a probiotic for candida and to re-introduce friendly bacteria into the gut, it is a is a powerful antifungal yeast supplement

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