BTW, undigested food in your intestinal tract will only nourish Candida and the other pathogens. And this can happen on any diet!
A chronic yeast infection happens when Candida turn into its fungal form or "The Gremlins" as I like to call this type of pesky out of control yeast.
This type of yeast is thought to produce hook-shaped barbed appendages that cut into your tissue and membranes (very much like oxalic acid) - causing pain and other harmful symptoms.
Did you know that "The Gremlins" can produce oxalic acid in your body?
And if left untreated, a "Leaky Gut Syndrome" can develop in your intestinal tract. This allows toxins to leave the digestive tract and feed right into your bloodstream. This condition also allows partially digested dietary proteins to travel into your bloodstream, where they may exert a powerful assault on your immune system.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of a yeast infection, you'll want to focus on a diet that contains more yeast free foods and possibly some fermented foods. Technically, fruits and vegetables will always come with a little yeast, but the following should be low enough to pass for yeast free foods.
Wild Caught Salmon, Wild Caught Fish, Wild Caught Shellfish, Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream, Sprouted Organic Oats, Sprouted Buckwheat, Quinoa, and Soaked Beans
Unrefined Coconut Oil, Unrefined Organic Olive Oil, and Unrefined Flaxseed Oil
Low Carbohydrate Vegetables, Avocados, Bitter Greens, Garlic, Lemons, Limes, Pumpkin Seeds, Flaxseeds, and Sprouted Nuts
Hot Spices, Ginger, Cloves, Turmeric, and Fresh Herbs
Bison or Buffalo Meat, Wild Game, 100% Grass Fed Meats & Organ Meats, Pastured Poultry & Eggs, and Pastured Pork
100% Grass Fed Raw Milk and 100% Grass Fed Raw Butter
Include lacto-fermented vegetables and raw grass fed dairy that come with "friendly bacteria" such as Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Yogurt, Sour Cream, and Buttermilk
Some people may be able to consume a vinegar like Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.
High Carbohydrate Foods, Sugary Desserts, Sweet Candy, Most Sweeteners, White Sugar, High
Fructose Corn Syrup, and Agave Nectar
Foods and Drink that are Estrogenic or Too High in Estrogen like Soy Based Foods and Coffee.
Soda, Lots of Dried Fruit, Pasteurized Milk, Moldy Nuts, Moldy Grains, Unsprouted & Unfermented Grains, and Yeasty Breads
Hormone Laden and Antibiotic Laden Animal Foods. Also, Fast Foods and Processed Foods.
Candida die-off symptoms are known as the Herxheimer reaction and is compared with flu-like symptoms or seasonal allergies. Candida die-off symptoms happen when candida rapidly die-off and release noxious substances that will make you feel sick. However, this usually occurs when using an anti-fungal treatment.
I think it's important to bring up that most people are under the impression that going on a low carb diet that includes yeast free foods will eliminate Candida because they are eliminating the sugar that feeds them. This may actually be false!
It has been claimed that long-term low carb diets may actually make Candida worse. Candida are eukaryotes that have mitochondria that may be able to feed just as easily on ketones as they do on carbs. And going on a very low carb or Ketogenic diet may provide more fuel for the overgrowth of Candida. Check out this article by Mark Sisson.
And could it be possible that some forms of Candida may actually be helpful in the "right" doses? It is my understanding that Candida can metabolize dead decaying matter in our bodies and may actually be trying to tell you something!