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Candida Related Complex and Food Allergies

Posted by Nutrition Team on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 02:51 PM

Candida Related Complex and Food Allergies

Exploring food allergies and food sensitivities


by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

CRC (Candida Related Complex) contributes to suppressed immune and intestinal health, which can result in an increased vulnerability to allergic disorders. Reactions to a wide variety of foods, chemicals and seasonal allergens are common. With compromised immune function, digestion and/or intestinal integrity, adverse reactions to benign food substances can be particularly overwhelming.


Most of the sensitivities that may develop during the CRC illness or other immune suppressing conditions are temporary and will resolve themselves as your CRC is resolved. Having said this, it is also not unusual for long-standing allergies to be identified for the very first time during CRC recovery as a result of the health awareness that the recovery process necessitates. Your long-standing allergies and intolerances may be permanent.

There has long been a tremendous amount of controversy within both the medical community and the naturopathic community concerning how a food allergy should be defined. There are, in fact, many different types of allergy-like immune reactions. Symptoms may include any one of several hundred different physical and emotional responses. We must become sleuths to sort out what foods/substances are our medicines and what foods are our poisons.

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Tarilee's Tips for Better Digestion - Candida Diet

Posted by Nutrition Team on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 @ 12:29 PM

by Tarilee Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
 
 

Better Digestion©

If you're like many health-conscious people, you pay a lot of attention to what you eat. But even the highest quality foods won't necessarily help you build health if you don't digest them well. Following are some tips for optimizing your digestive process and preventing digestive problems from arising in the first place. You may not need to employ all of these strategies-look at your own eating habits and decide which ones will help you most. Then you'll have the right tools to keep your digestion running at its best; so you can absorb more nutrients and prevent indigestion. You'll also find a special list of remedies for indigestion. If a particular food or eating experience upsets the applecart the more familiar you are with your options, the better chance you'll have of limiting discomfort and finding relief when you need it.

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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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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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Tags: candida diet, candida, candida diet recommendations

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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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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Tags: candida diet, candida, allergies, seasonal allergies

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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Recovery from Candida Related Complex - an Opportunity for Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Growth

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sat, Feb 27, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Recovery from Candida Related Complex - An Opportunity for Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Growth

By TL Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Many so-called physical illnesses are caused by and/or affect our mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Our minds, bodies, and souls are all connected and must work together if we are to recover completely. Of the three of these, the soul is often seen as the wisest. Some spiritual teachers believe that the soul guides us towards experiences, including illnesses that will help us to heal in the way that we need to. While this reality may be very difficult to see while one is in the midst of struggling with an illness, many people who have recovered from a serious illness express gratitude for the experience because, in retrospect, they can see that their illness led them through an essential healing and learning process.

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