"I read on zero-carb forums that a zero-carb or very low carb diet will clear all candida symptoms. Of course, symptoms come back when you go back to eating carbs. Has anyone ever tried that diet?
People on those forums claim to be in perfect health, they say humans ate nothing but meat for 5 million years and health deterioration is caused by carbs."
"those people are wrong - humans ate fruits etc as well
pretty sure you are talking about the candida diet anyhow"
'pretty sure you are talking about the candida diet anyhow'
"No, these people never touch carbs, *ever*. They eat meat and drink water, that's it. Several people got on that diet specifically to cure candida and it worked for them, they have personal journals on the website Zeroingonhealth, go check it out.
Using the search engine on curezone, i also found 2 people curing their candida on a raw paleo /primal diet which is very similar to zero carb, except they drink a small amount of veggie juice, but 90+ % of their calorie intake comes from meat.
I find it amazing that there are hundreds if not thousands people on an anti-candida diet and you rarely hear any of them getting better, much less getting cured. On the other hand, the few people that have the discipline to cut out carbs completely from their diet have all been cured. I have yet to see anyone (who actually tried 0-carb) saying it doesn't work for candida.
'humans ate fruits etc as well'
Imagine you're living on the african savanna, or even Europe for that matter. There are no apples, bananas, almonds, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, etc, (all those have been recently domesticated). There are only basically wild berries, which are ripe for about a week a year. Go live in the wild for a week, anywhere in the world, you'll be lucky if you can get 100 calories a day from fruit/veggies. You'll burn more energy picking fruit/veggies than they contain and you'll be dead within a month.
Without modern refrigeration and shipping and DOMESTICATED fruits, fruit would be scarce everywhere about 10 months out of the year. It is simply not possible to live on a carb diet without all of our modern agrarian techniques and technologies for shipping and distributing food, to pretend a carb diet mimics the diet that humans evolved to eat is delusional.
Now, I don't expect support for this (fairly radical) idea. It could be completely misguided bullshit. Panic has already expressed disapproval of it - which put me off trying it - and advised not to switch things up too much. But I'm just throwing the idea out there.
I havent posted here but I often read this log.
The problem with ZC is it doesnt really take care of the problem, just the symptoms.
There were 2 or 3 people that left that forum due to their candida issues not healing well on ZC.
Once you go ZC, all that gut bacteria that digests carbs dies, so of course when you re-introduce carbs you have a problem again.
Their are plenty of posts on curezone from people that have successfully gotten rid of candida on both the candida diet as well as many other diets like Body Ecology, Specific Carbohydrate, etc, it just takes time and diligence. I am a firm believer that the key to beating candida is building up your immune system and fixing your gut, and the body will keep it in check on it's own. No need for anti fungals other than healthy saturated fats like butter and coconut oil, limit sugar and foods that irritate your gut and you should be fine.
I am on a candida diet right now for my folliculitis/psorasis and taking 6 grams of colostrum a day along with zinc, Primal Defense Probiotics, Biotin, and MSM and I a seeing a steady reduction in all my candida/gut related issues. Although I think the colostrum is causing a bit of an IB, I've been getting some nodules which I havent gotten in forever but it's bearable and worth it.
ZC is unnessasary and quit isolating. To keep candida from coming back you need a strong immune system and good gut bacteria... ZC does not fix these things. There was a woman on there whose hair was falling out and she kept getting staph boils, as well as the others that left because their candida isssues were not resolving.