I, Nikki, am Blogging my crazy thoughts and cravings during my on-going Candida Cleanse, in a step by step journal titled The Candida Chronicles, so I can share with you the The Dietary Rules, the Meal Plans and Recipes, the Tips and Facts, and most importantly, the Results. If I can lick this problem, letting ‘Food be my Medicine’ and only using Herbals then you can too! Day 1 of my Candida Journal STARTS HERE.
Take the preliminary Candida Quiz to see what Candida is,and if you have the Symptoms of this nasty Yeast condition affecting both women, and men.
The Candida Directory and Cookbook …a book review.
The book was written by Helen Gustafson (a former sufferer of Candida) and Maureen O’Shea (a Nutritional Consultant) to assist people by putting together an elegant recipe book for this particular cleanse.
I for one appreciate the segment of the book devoted to a 3 stage process to help plan the great cure against bad ‘Yeasties’. I also appreciated the in depth ‘Symptom Chart’ made available for us to chart our progress from one stage to the next making it easier to identify improvements along the road.
Last but not least they also included a chapter on both Pharmaceutical (if you are into that sort of thing) and Herbal Approaches to conquering the beast for those who are unfamiliar with natural methods.
All good news.
I found myself however disappointed with the differences in information between my Naturopaths’ advice and that given by the authors. It was somewhat confusing for me to assess the conflicting dietary advice given that my Naturopath was far stricter with the ingredient list. Therefore, in the end I was unable to take advantage of the recipes in the book as many of the ingredients they allowed…my Naturopath did not – rendering the menu less than useful which is why I bought the book in the first place.
My all over feelings towards this book is that it will make your life a hell of a lot easier where preparing a weekly menu is concerned, but only if you agree with their assessment of what to eat and what not to eat on this cleanse. I highly recommend you run the menu past a Naturopathic practitioner to gather their input before you make that choice however, because it does no good to be on a ‘cleanse’ if you are eating foods that shouldn’t be on that cleanse. Bless their hearts for writing this book and helping others on their healing journey.
Acidophilus + Herbals
Brown Rice Cereal + Rice Milk
Brown Rice Chips
Apple Fizzy Bubbela