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Whole, Natural, Healing-Food Candida Diet

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sat, May 02, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

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

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sat, May 02, 2015 @ 01:54 PM

by Tarilee Cornish, CNP

Glycemic Index

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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Whole Approach: Candida Diet and Treatment Success Stories Part I

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sat, May 02, 2015 @ 01:30 PM


A collection of WholeApproach success stories taken from the WholeApproach Support Forum:

"Chronic neck pain, shoulder and upper back pain, yes!! I had all of those for about 8 years, with an increase in intensity the last 2 years.  And that was with numerous trips to the chiropractor for adjustments.  My muscle pain started to decrease after being on the new diet for about 10 weeks. Not gone completely, but started to feel relief from it.  I would say maybe by Phase II, the GSE phase, I realized my muscle pain was mostly gone. That was also after aromatherapy messages. That will help clean the toxins out of your muscles.

It was after completion of my acupuncture and first aromatherapy message... I think? That I suddenly felt like someone pulled my shoulders upright and I found myself standing up straight.  I had a severe slouch for years.  Not anymore! I hardly ever go in for back adjustments now. My muscle are strong enough to hold my back bone in it's place. - Barbie

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Seasonal Allergies and Candida Part I

Posted by Nutrition Team on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 @ 03:13 PM

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 and/or summer?

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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Tarilee's Vegetarian Recommendations for Breakfast on Candida Diet

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Mar 01, 2015 @ 12:51 PM

by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Consultant



Tarilee's Top 10 Vegetarian Food Recommendations for Breakfast

 

We often hear from our clients that they need help redesigning their approach to the first meal of the day so that they can incorporate the healing food recommendations outlined in the Whole Approach Candida Diet pages. I've put together a list of favorite candida foods for breakfast or anytime to inspire and encourage you! There are many more amazing candida cleanse recipes in the Breakfast Foods Recipe Section of the Whole Approach forum. including some 'meatier' choices. Once you’ve explored this list, be sure to check out all the rest! We'll post some grain-free breakfast ideas soon! (All suggestions below use foods from the WholeApproach Candida Diet Food List.)

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Tarilee's Tips for Success - Candida Diet Plan

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Mar 01, 2015 @ 07:20 AM

by TL Cornish, CNP

Embarking on the learning adventure of a new healthy diet is the important first step towards understanding your body's health and nutritional requirements. The Whole Approach.com™ website is designed to support and inspire you on your journey toward the diet and lifestyle strategy that suits your individual needs. Just as each of us has a unique personality, health history, health challenges, and biochemical make up, we also have unique dietary needs. The information on our website will be invaluable to you both as a starting point as well as an ongoing reference.

The primary goal of an effective candida diet is to support healing and detoxification through a nutritionally-balanced diet that is low in carbohydrates. The ideal diet for CRC recovery reduces or eliminates hard-to-digest foods that stress the digestive system as well as allergens and toxins that suppress the immune and nervous systems.

Lifestyle considerations that will enhance your treatment program:

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Candida Diet: The Indulgence of Good Health

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 @ 02:13 PM

Loving ourselves through healthy choices

   By T L Cornish, CNP   

Mind your own wisdom

Cravings for unhealthy foods represent a significant challenge to our healthy path when we get together with family and friends who are less aware of, and less sensitive to, the health impacts of our food choices. When our new food habits are offered up (through togetherness) to the scrutiny of others, it can be difficult to know how to respond to questions or criticism. Without trying to change others around you, I encourage you to find your own tactful strength and to focus inwardly on your knowledge about which foods will have the greatest benefit to the quality of your time with loved ones. Is it the two minutes of bliss from indulging in a craving or is it the fun you will have because you feel so good from making self loving food choices.

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Candida Diet:The Indulgence of Good Health Through the Holidays

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Nov 30, 2014 @ 02:15 PM

Loving ourselves through healthy choices

   By T L Cornish, CNP   

Mind your own wisdom

Cravings for unhealthy foods represent a significant challenge to our healthy path when we get together with family and friends who are less aware of, and less sensitive to, the health impacts of our food choices. When our new food habits are offered up (through togetherness) to the scrutiny of others, it can be difficult to know how to respond to questions or criticism. Without trying to change others around you, I encourage you to find your own tactful strength and to focus inwardly on your knowledge about which foods will have the greatest benefit to the quality of your time with loved ones. Is it the two minutes of bliss from indulging in a craving or is it the fun you will have because you feel so good from making self loving food choices.

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Candida Care - Staying Well This Cold and Flu Season

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Nov 30, 2014 @ 01:47 PM

Tarilee Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner


We’ve come to expect that the cold weather season brings more cold and flu viruses. But we don’t have to enter cooler weather worrying about inevitable illness. We can defend ourselves effectively by supporting our immune systems. By making a few wise lifestyle choices and using supportive therapeutic products, we can maintain vibrant health all season. If we do happen to catch a virus, these same methods, employed to an enhanced degree, will bolster our ability to fight off the virus, or at least reduce its severity, and, possibly its duration.
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Thriving on Candida Diet During the Holidays - Tarilee's Top 10

Posted by Nutrition Team on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

Tarilee’s Top Ten Social Tips for Thriving on a Therapeutic Diet

by T L Cornish CNP

Almost every culture in the world connects around food, especially during the Holidays. The experience of eating differently amidst the expectations, curiosity and confusion of those around you will almost certainly challenge your social graces at some point. But with a little preparation, you can reduce any related stress and thus preserve your success on your program.

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