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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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Tags: candida diet, candida cleanse, candida, allergies, food allergy, food allergies, candida albicans, leaky gut

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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Tags: candida diet, candida cleanse, candida, allergies, food allergy, candida albicans, candida die-off, candida support, candida forum

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

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Feb 24, 2013 @ 11:58 AM

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

By TL Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

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Tags: candida diet, candida cleanse, candida, allergies, food allergy, candida albicans, candida die-off, candida support, candida forum

Candida Related Complex and Food Allergies

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Feb 03, 2013 @ 01:45 PM

Candida Related Complex and Food Allergies

Exploring food allergies and food sensitivities


by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

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Tags: candida diet, candida cleanse, candida, allergies, food allergy, food allergies, candida albicans, leaky gut

Candida Diet Considerations - the Four Day Rotation Diet

Posted by Nutrition Team on Sun, Oct 07, 2012 @ 01:50 PM

by T L Cornish, CNP

Candida Related Complex (CRC) often goes hand in hand with food allergies and leaky gut syndrome. Many with CRC will also be sensitive to individual foods, additives and preservatives. When beginning your CRC treatment program, it's particularly helpful to use the rotation diet to stabilize and improve your eating habits in such a way as to support your recovery process.

The central premise of the Four Day Rotational Diet, first introduced by Dr. Herbert Rinkel in 1934, is to structure your food intake in order to allow your body a period of recovery between subsequent exposures to specific foods that may be causing cyclical food reactions. In addition, the rotation diet is a useful tool in identifying sensitivities; and may help prevent new food allergies from developing.

Advantages of the Four Day Rotation Diet
  • By allowing the body's immune system to recover from the effects of a challenging food, current food allergies begin to mitigate.
  • Helps to reduce the chance of developing new/additional allergies
  • Encourages diet diversity by providing a wide range of nutritional choices.
  • Discourages the over-indulgence of one food to compensate for the removal of another.
  • Aids in identifying foods that could be causing problems.

When following the Rotation Diet, a specific food is eaten on a particular day of the rotation and is not repeated until that day of the rotation comes around again. Four days is generally long enough, but persons with chronic constipation may need to cycle longer than 4 days until regular bowel movements are achieved. For example, the Quinoa and Broccoli consumed on Day 1 of the 4-Day rotation is not eaten again until Day 1 of the next cycle.

The Rotation Diet also helps with feelings of deprivation that often occur when starting a CRC diet. When we eliminate favorite foods from the diet, we sometimes compensate by over-eating a substitute for a food we are missing. This can cause new food allergies or sensitivities to surface. Eating a wide variety of foods not only keeps the diet more interesting, it is packed with a variety of nutrients that are essential to recovery.

Please visit the book store on our site to find one of our favorite "Rotation Diet" books: "Allergy and Candida Cooking - Understanding and Managing Plans for Healing" by Sondra K. Lewis is an excellent book with many helpful resources including menu ideas for each day in the rotation and food-family lists.  Also helpful in menu planning and recipes "WholeApproach Recipes for Recovery, a collection..."

For more information on Food Allergies: See our article on allergies.

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Tags: candida diet, candida, allergies, food allergy, food allergies, candida diet tips

Candida Diet - Two Steps Healthy, One Craving Back

Posted by Nutrition Team on Mon, Sep 03, 2012 @ 10:31 AM

Navigating dietary changes while treating systemic candida

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Candida Diet - Eating on the Go - Tarilee's Top Ten Tips

Posted by Nutrition Team on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 @ 11:46 AM

by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

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Tags: candida diet, candida, food allergy, food allergies, candida food, candida-safe, candida diet tips, candida diet recipe, gluten-free, diet for candida, candida forum

Candida Related Complex and Food Allergies

Posted by Nutrition Team on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

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Tags: candida diet, candida, candida symptoms, allergies, food allergy, food allergies