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Whole, Natural, Healing-Food Candida Diet

Posted by Nutrition Team on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 @ 09:28 AM

Tarilee's Candida Diet Guidelines

Whole, Natural, Healing-Food Diet

The Whole Approach Candida Diet is a healing, low-glycemic diet planned around hypo-allergenic foods that do not promote yeast growth. The Whole Approach Diet emphasizes highly-nutritious and easily digestible foods. The preferred foods help to clear mucous and reduce inflammation, while minimizing or avoiding foods that don’t support candida cleansing.

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Tarilee's Top Five Tips for Skillfully Managing Candida Die-Off

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 @ 08:39 AM

Top Five Tips for Skillfully Managing Candida Die-Off

by T L Cornish, CNP

 

 

"Die-off" is a slang term used to describe the phenomenon that accompanies any significant death of pathogenic organisms in the body. This effect is especially noticeable when candida yeast are killed off by anti-fungal use. This happens because their by-products or mycotoxins are released most when they die. If too many yeast are killed at once (due to agressive anti-fungal treatment), transient problems arise. Mycotoxins are known neurotoxins so increasing the levels too dramatically at one time can produce both physical and emotional/mental symptoms. Generally speaking, most people experience die-off as an exaggeration of their existing candida-related symptoms or as worsening of chronic health conditions.

Too much discomfort indicates that your eliminative organs have become overwhelmed with the cleansing work of trying to clear the mycotoxins (or in the case of detoxification, whatever other toxins you are eliminating from your tissues by cleaning up your diet or catalysing cleansing through herbal products.)

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Finding Your Way Back to the Healthy Path - Candida Diet

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 @ 08:22 AM

Finding your way back to the Healthy Path

by TL Cornish, CNP

 

Sometimes our usual or therapeutic food choices can be disrupted due to travel, family and social gatherings. We can also stray from the healthy path under periods of stress due to emotional habits.

Have you recently eaten more sugar, caffeine, grains or other things not on your make-me-feel-best food list? Do you want to feel well again?

First of all, please 'speak' gently with your inner voice. Kind acceptance of whatever choices you made will help you direct positive energy towards steering back to a better state.

Here are some of my suggestions for shortcuts that can help you find your way back to the healthy path.

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Tarilee's Candida Diet Tips - While Away from Home

Posted by Nutrition Team on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 01:39 PM

Tarilee’s Candida Diet Travel Food Tips  By TL Cornish, CNP

 

Here are a few tips to help you with holiday travel season or for snacking when you can't be at home.

 

How to Make Sure you Choose Well

It will be easier to choose well when healthy choices are readily available. This is especially helpful if you'll be around others who are likely to be eating things you don't want to eat. 

Easy foods to keep in your purse or car include almonds, sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, rice cakes and gluten free crackers. Try to remember to rotate your stash so it stays fresh.

 

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Candida Diet Recipes - Spring Rhubarb

Posted by Nutrition Team on Mon, May 23, 2016 @ 02:25 PM

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Candida Diet - Transitions, Eating Out and Cravings

Posted by Nutrition Team on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 07:09 PM

Dietary Changes©

by TL Cornish, CNP

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Making the necessary dietary changes presents a challenge that requires practice and patience. Most people find that after an initial adjustment period, they feel so good that the efforts expended seem more than worthwhile. You'll discover that the comfort and pleasure you derive from living in a healthier body can be tremendously satisfying.

Eventually, your inner wisdom will guide you to choose only the foods that nourish you and starve the candida. You'll probably misunderstand this instinct a few times at the outset. You may even choose to ignore it a time or two. This is all part of the learning process.

The following helpful hints will serve to keep you on track during your transition.

  • Remember, you are making dietary choices to nourish you. The diet is designed to deprive the yeast - not you. Counter any feelings of deprivation by exploring exciting new foods and recipes that are delicious and nourishing to the body and the soul.
  • Focus on what you can have, instead of what you can't and remember the benefits of your choices.
  • Empty your cupboards of those items that are inappropriate for your program, so you won't be tempted.
  • Plan ahead; utilize rotation-diet and recipe books that help you to organize your groceries and meal plans. Also, visit our Support Forum pages at http://forum.wholeapproach.com/ for help with diet questions and recipes.
  • Ask your loved ones to participate in the diet with you or, at a minimum, to respect your choices.

Once you have felt even a day or two of the reassuring comfort that comes with improving your health, it will be even easier for you to find the inspiration you need to optimize your nutritional self-care.

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Candida Natural Product Protocol - the Candida Cleanse

Posted by Nutrition Team on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 @ 01:57 PM

by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Consultant

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What are the Five Phases of the Whole Approach Protocol?

The Whole Approach Protocol is a five phase product protocol that has been successfully used for many years at the East West Clinic in Minnesota for the treatment of candidiasis (or yeast overgrowth). It has also been successful in helping thousands achieve better health.

 

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Seasonal Allergies and Candida Part I

Posted by Nutrition Team on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 @ 09:29 AM

By TL Cornish, CNP

Do your seasonal allergies feel worse than ever since you've been struggling with candida?

Do you find you've got food allergies that worsen in the spring, summer and/or fall?

Does it seem like your hay fever "gets worse" when you eat certain foods?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be struggling with cross-over allergic or intolerance reactions between fungus/yeast issues, food allergies and seasonal pollens. The connections between these challenges can represent some perplexing allergy relationships. An understanding of how these problems impact each other can empower us to find relief.

There are a number of food and lifestyle adjustments that we can make in order to strengthen the "terrain" of our bodies and thus raise our allergic threshold, (the level of exposure to an allergen required to cause an uncomfortable reaction.). To complement our efforts at strengthening our body terrain, we can utilize specific anti allergy supports. With an understanding of allergies and candida, a gentle candida reduction program combined with a careful process of self observation, food therapy, anti allergy supplements and homeopathy we can gain control over these symptoms and enjoy health indoors and out, even during allergy season.

As most of us know, what we eat can impact our recovery from the candida overgrowth. What is less understood is that some food choices can specifically trigger increased sensitivity to related airborne pollen allergens. There are foods that are actually related to some of the problem pollen plants. There are foods and beverages that create vulnerability to allergies in other ways. Demystifying how to best feed and care for ourselves during allergy season can prevent or minimize the intervention strategies required to cope with allergy symptoms.

Five Step Plan to Enjoy the Spring, Summer and Fall - Allergy Free.

  • Candida Reduction ~ to reduce immune stress and inflammatory mycotoxin accumulation caused by the yeast; to clear the colon for better breathing; and to improve intestinal integrity for greater immune strength and digestive power.
  • Attention to Food Therapy ~ to emphasize healthy, alkalizing and nutrient rich foods while minimizing foods and drinks (and medication) that amplify allergic propensity or sensitivity to specific pollens via cross-over reactions.
  • Detoxify for immune optimization ~ to reduce the overall toxic load and resulting immune suppression to enable a healthful reaction to allergens.
  • Use Supplements to strengthen tolerance specific to allergic response~ use herbs that bolster the immune system as well as nutrient supplements that counteract the histamine response and support immune resilience.
  • Desensitize with homeopathy ~ to gently trigger the immune and respiratory systems to defend against allergenic irritants.
  • Hydrate ~ to supply adequate hydration levels for the mobilization of oxygen carrying red blood cells and to optimize energy production and immune function.
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Seasonal Allergies and Candida - Part II

Posted by Nutrition Team on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 @ 10:36 AM

by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

continued - see Part 1 below

3.  Detoxify

If we want to feel our very best during pollen season, it's important to "clean-up" our environment. Work to create a natural, healthy home, car and workspace environment. Strive for a chemical and additive-free, fresh diet that is rich in nutrients. Reducing the number of allergenic and toxic irritants to our body frees our immune system to more effectively cope with pollens as we progress into a more tolerant health status.

Toss out the artificially-fragranced room deodorizers, car fresheners, laundry products, shampoos, soaps and cleaning products. Whenever possible, avoid unnecessary medications and seek natural medicinal solutions that will harmonize with your body's healing process. Many pharmaceuticals inhibit natural healing actions and can result in tissue accumulations of undesirable substances. If indoor air pollution issues exist, such as pollution particulates from outside, pet dander, dust etc, - you may wish to purchase a quality hepa air cleaner for your space. If you suffer from pet allergies, hay fever season may inspire you to find allergy reduction strategies around pets, including making sure they are kept away from your bedroom at all times.

If you choose to add fragrances to your world, use healthy, organic essential oil products that are solvent and pesticide free, and be aware that even some plant concentrates can cause allergies.

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Glycemic Index and Candida - How Much Sugar are you Eating?

Posted by Nutrition Team on Mon, Feb 29, 2016 @ 10:33 AM

by Tarilee Cornish, CNP

Glycemic Index and Candida - How Much Sugar are you Eating?

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Rather than count grams of carbohydrates, we can limit the down side of carbohydrates by preferring particular types of carbohydrates according to how they influence our blood sugar.

For years, we divided carbohydrate types into simple and complex, with the thought that complex carbohydrates were healthier. Though this division sorts out the least nutritious foods from the most nutritious foods, it is simplistic and it fails to give us an understanding of how those carbohydrates will function in our body.

With the cheap availability of carbohydrate foods and years of promotional efforts to get people to eat lower fat, our society has been growing heavier from an over-indulgence in sweets and starches. The weight loss trend for the last decade or more has been to count carbohydrates and often to try to eliminate them. The body needs some carbohydrates, so this is an unhealthy approach. What we can do instead, is minimize the impact that carbohydrates have on our blood glucose levels.

It is now understood that foods that rapidly increase our blood sugar cause a corresponding surge in insulin, the body’s mechanism for lowering blood sugar. Insulin surges result in fat storage and compromise health in other ways as well. The “glycemic index” rates foods according to the speed at which they’re converted into sugars. The higher the glycemic index (GI) of a food, the faster it is converted into sugar.

One of the ways that eating low on the glycemic index can help our health is by preventing or lessening intense cravings for sugar and starch. This is perhaps due to a higher satiation effect from low glycemic foods.

Reducing high glycemic foods that spike blood sugar levels can also benefit those who suffer from candida overgrowth by minimizing the nourishment to yeast and fungus.

Other health risks that are reduced include: high blood triglyceride issues, candida overgrowth, obesity, immune suppression, high cholesterol. hypoglycemia, learning disabilities, food allergies, atherosclerosis, cancer, and fatigue. Recent studies suggest that insulin may be a cancer promoter while also stressing arterial health so lowering high glcyemic foods could also potentially lower our risk of cancer and heart disease.

There are many contradictory glycemic ratings for common foods, and I recommend you review some of the available lists and use them as a general guide. There are multiple online glycemic index (GI Index) resources.

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