Problems with digesting fats which occur in people with Candida overgrowth exclude deep fried products from their diets. But this doesn’t mean you have togive up on them completely – many of them can be prepared “dry” in an oven 🙂
For this chicken a la KFC you’ll need:
– chicken fillets
– olive oil
– natural corn flakes
– spelt (or other) flour
– your favorite spices – for me it’s salt, dried garlic, sweet and hot pepper and a pinch of curry
1. Cut the fillets into bits – not too big, so that they will bake thoroughly under the coating, but not too small, so that they don’t dry out.
2. Make a marinade out of the olive oil and spices, mix it with the meat and leave in the fridge for a while – preferably overnight, as this will make the chicken absorb the spices.
3. Prepare three dishes – one for flour, one for eggs, mixed with a fork and one for crumbled cornflakes.
4. Line a baking tray with baking paper and spray it with olive oil.
5. Coat the chicken in flour, eggs and cornflakes and place onto the tray. Spray with olive oil.
6. Bake in 180C [350F] without fan assistance until the cornflakes turn golden and the meat is baked – depending on the thickness of the bits it will take from fifteen minutes to half an hour. It’s best to check the meat before taking the tray out by cutting one bit in half to see if the meat is baked.
Chicken prepared this way is just as tasty and crunchy, but not soaked in oil, which makes it much healthier and easier to digest. Because the cornflakes provide carbohydrates, it will make for a complete meal with just vegetables – if the proportions are similar to those in the pictures, or if a portion of the vegetables is substituted with an alkaline grain (millet or buckwheat groats, quinoa), the meal doesn’t require supplementation. If a portion of the vegetables is substituted with an acidogenic grain, the meal will require supplementing half a tablet of vitamin B6 (25mg).
As Candida grows, it gradually uses up the body’s resources, causing their deficiencies, which hinder the functioning of various organs and systems. The first target is the digestive system, which also receives the most damage. Its functioning directly affects the process of nourishing the body and thus dictates the speed of recovery.
Using B vitamin supplementation and digestive enzymes is aimed towards supporting the digestive system. Herbal teas geared towards digestion play the same role. You should drink them about half an hour to an hour after a meal. Especially in regards to meals containing fat, because herbs cause an increased production of bile, which is necessary for breaking them down. Drinking these teas systematically prevents the formation of gall stones, since they stimulate the circulation of bile, and often even dissolve existing gallstones.
WARNING: Introducing herbal teas to your diet should be slow and gradual, because bile frees the toxins bound by fats, and the substances contained in it are often fungicidal. Accumulated effects of the herbs can lead to acidification and poisoning of the body by the released substances, which the body lacks the resources to neutralize. This will cause a decline in general sensation, intensification of existing symptoms or new inflammations. This is why you should start with a weak brew once a day, very slowly increasing its strength and the amount of cups per day.
You can use singular herbs, which aid digestion and stimulate the production of bile, create your own blends or use existing ones. Most often used herbs include: peppermint, cumin, anise, chamomile, lemon verbena, linen, elderberry, fennel and St John’s wort.
It’s best to use different mixes interchangeably. On one hand, herbs contain many active substances, which can accumulate in the body, disrupting the natural balance, on the other – you shouldn’t let your body become dependent on one type of aid.
WARNING: St John’s wort is fantastic for stimulating the gallbladder, but it increases your vulnerability to the sun and can cause strong allergies or burns, which is why when using it, you should not tan or sunbathe.
From the Shrek movie 😉
– 100g of soft butter (ghee)
– 1/2 cup of xylitol
– 1 egg
– 1/2 cup of spelt flour
– 1 cup of oat flakes
– 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
– 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
– a pinch of salt
– additions – for me it’s nuts, goji fruit, chia and chocolate, but you can add raisins, dried fruits, sunflower seeds etc.
- Cream butter with xylitol, then add the egg and mix.
- Add the flour, flakes, baking soda, baking powder and salt and combine.
- The dough should be thick and easy to form. If it’s too thin, add more flour.
- Chop the additions into small pieces and add them to the dough.
- Form cookies, leaving a bit of space between them – they’ll expand a bit.
- Bake for 12 minutes in 180C [350F].
A meal equivalent to a portion of vegetables with grains and meat (pictured with wholegrain rice and chicken gizzards) in a tasty and nutritious form.
– green beans
– green peas
– spices: himalayan salt, fenugreek, cilantro, dried onion, curry
– dried kale or parsley
– a tablespoon of coconut cream
1. Bring a pot of water with the spices to a boil. Chop and add the vegetables. You can use a vegetable or meat based broth (in this case, from cooking the chicken gizzards).
2. Cook until soft for easy blending.
3. Add the coconut cream and blend into a creamy consistency.
4. Pour over the meat and grains, sprinkle kale or parsley on top.
This soup, when served with acidogenic grains (rice, barley, spelt, groats) requires the supplementation of half (25mg) of vitamin B6.
I based this recipe off of a mix of frozen vegetables from Bonduelle, but you can add kale, leek, green pepper and pumpkin seeds, though it will alter the flavor a little bit. You can also make a yellow variant (pumpkin, yellow bell pepper, corn) or a red one (tomatoes, red bell pepper, onion) 🙂
B vitamins are what a body with Candida overgrowth needs the most, first and foremost. Supplementing them with varied meals with a pH close to neutral allows the body to gradually restore the various organs and systems to normal functioning, according to its individual priorities. Skin is not a priority and it can often offer a look into what’s going inside the body. Toxins are removed through it, and the body saves vitamins on it when it lacks resources, so in the case of a Candida overgrowth, it’s often dry, reddened and prone to abnormalities of all kinds. You can aid it from the outside as well, by bathing with baking soda or applying a vitamin solution.
I have managed to found the vitamins B3, B5 and C available online. I dissolve them in water – 5 mg vitamin B3, 5 mg of vitamin C and 10 drops of vitamin B5 in 100 ml of water. This solution has to be used within a week, so you shouldn’t make too much of it. You can wash your face with it before using a cream or independently, or add to your hair conditioner. It works better than most creams for hydrating and soothing the skin and also delivers the necessary vitamins to the skin from the outside, which aids the process of self healing.
Tasty, quick and easy to make 🙂
– a piece of fish per person (it can be frozen)
– optionally, a package of frozen shrimp or other seafood
– carrot, celery, leek, peas and any other favorite vegetables (they can be frozen)
– spices: salt, dried garlic and onion, fenugreek, coriander, ground paprika, curry, dried parsley, pepper, chili and ginger
– a tablespoon of coconut milk
1. Add the fish to a pot of boiling water spiced with salt and garlic (or a vegetable broth). Cook for a few minutes and put on a plate.
2. Add the seafood to that same pot of boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Then take it out.
3. Pour hot water on the tomato, peel off the skin and cut into small pieces.
4. Add the rest of the vegetables, including the tomato and the spices to the broth and cook for 10 minutes.
5. Cut the fish into little pieces and add it to the soup along with the seafood, then add the coconut milk.
6. Sprinkle parsley or dried kale on top.
You don’t need to supplement anything with this soup in this form.
For it to be a complete meal for people with Candida overgrowth, it requires adding carbohydrates – that means you should eat it with a toast or an acidogenic grain (like barley, rice, groats, bulghur, spelt). Then it requires supplementing vitamins B complex or B6.
Many people suffering from Candida ovegrowth avoid eating grains because of their high carbohydrate content. This isn’t necessary, because Candida doesn’t feed off of alkaline carbohydrates, or those which are absorbed slowly, without causing a sudden increase in blood sugar. Meanwhile, carbohydrates are much needed in a fungus infected body for energy, since it doesn’t have the ability to fully break down fats. (You can aid this process by takin enzymes with meals, which prevents the accumulation of undigested food and helps with digesting the combination of carbohydrates and proteins.)
Grains can be a great way to regulate a meal’s pH. A meal consisting of a bigger portion of vegetables and a smaller portion of meat is close to neutral, which means the easiest for the body to digest and absorb. It contains vitamins, elements and protein, but not carbohydrates, which is why a meal like this can weaken people with Candida overgrowth and cause sugar cravings.
Adding one of the alkaline types of grains – millet, buckwheat, quinoa – to vegetables with meat makes the meal complete – that is, not requiring supplementation. Adding one of the acidogenic grains – barley, groats, rice – makes the meal acidogenic, harder to digest and needing supplementation of B vitamins, B6 especially.
You need to remember that buckwheat contains a large amount of magnesium, which is why you should limit its content in meals and always supplement vitamin B6 with it (to avoid making the meal too alkaline, you need to change the proportions – less vegetables, more meat).