This is the umbrella of allergies that changed my life forever. I discovered I had Candida back in 2004. I suffered with Acne, Ezcema and other complex discomfort. This is the cornerstone of Premae Skincare. Please read on.
Candida albicans is a yeast like organism that lives naturally in small amounts in your mouth, gastrointestinal tract and skin. The body’s natural defense against fungal and yeast infections is the production of friendly bacterial flora that keeps it in check. It is controlled by a properly functioning immune system and “friendly” bacteria. When the human body is weakened it is vulnerable to attack. Consider that at all times various bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens are waging an unseen war against the body, resulting as an overgrowth of Candida.
- Thrush is a buildup of candida that can effect men and women alike
- Leaky Gut Syndrome allows toxins to leave the digestive tract and feed right into the bloodstream. It is also interesting to note that once someone begins treatment to kill the excess candida growth, the initial reaction to treatment will often result with the patient actually feeling worse
- Shingles (tingling/ itching) of the skin combined with Acne
- bloated symptoms similiar to IBS
- odorised genital discharge – cloudly, white, yellow thick discharge
The Science behind Candida
Candida exists inside all of us. It becomes an issue when there is an overgrowth. The reason for an overgrowth in the flora of the gut (intestine) may be over exposure to fermented foods/ drinks, sugar content, wheat, stress (depression) which all lower the immune system, leaving the body and skin open for attack.
Why do antibiotics cause Candidiasis? Antibiotics are designed to eradicate the bad bacteria that cause certain diseases and infections. While antibiotics destroy bad bacteria and stop the spread of infection, they also destroy the good bacteria that help to keep the Candida in the body under control.
Here are foods to avoid:
Diet That encourage the growth of yeast and should be avoided
AVOID All sweets including hidden sweeteners in processed foods, such as soups, all fruit and fruit juice. Avoid grains such as prepared flake cereals sprouted grain cereals such as: Amaranth, Buckwheat, Corn, Millet, Rice, Rye, Spelt, Wheat.
Avoid Granola, Pearl barley, Instant oats, Cornmeal, degerminated Hominy grits, degerminated Microwave popcorn Blue corn meal
Pasta Pasta is flour and water, the flour may be white bread flour and it may be durum flour made from semolina. All types of noodles are made from the same base and they should all be cut out of the diet, with Bufin, the Japanese noodles, Ramen instant noodles, farina, semolina and white flour noodles and pastas.
Baked goods and Breads Avoid all cakes, pastries, cookies doughnuts or other processed baked food containing sugar. This list includes white bread, or any bread containing wheat, which includes parathas, nanas bread, pita bread, white flour tortillas, wheat dough tortillas, sourdough, or any other ethnic bread made from wheat. Mochi the sweet unleavened bread made from brown rice should be avoided.
Legumes Avoid beans and peas with sweeteners, bean sprouts, tempeh which a type of fermented tofu, tofu and textured vegetable protein.
Nuts & Seeds Coconut, Peanuts, Pistachios, Walnuts
Dairy Products Buttermilk, Soymilk (sweetened), All kinds of cheeses, Cottage cheese, Kefir, Milk, Sour cream Creme fraiche Sweetened yogurt.
Fruit Never eat dried fruit, and when you start the Candida cleanse diet it is best to avoid all fruit because of the fructose the sugar it contains. Once you have eliminated the current Candida infection then eat fruit with a moderate amount of sugar. Low sugar fruits are apples, grapefruit, melon, and strawberries.
Beverages Alcohol, Cereal beverages, Coffee both regular and decaffeinated Fruit juices Soft drinks including the diet soft drinks. Processed tea drinks such as lemon tea. All fruit teas, Black tea
Condiments and Sauces No Ketchup or catsup or any type of tomato sauce Cream sauces such as Alfredo Steak sauce, NO Capers, Dried or powdered garlic, Miso, Dried or powdered onion, Pickles or chutneys, which include anything made with sugar and distilled vinegar. Spices, Distilled vinegar Sauerkraut.
Proteins: Meat products such as beef chicken or pork have added antibiotics and hormones and they should be avoided if you want to eat meat then eat free-range organic products. Smoked meats such as bacon, sausages and salami products such as pepperoni have added sugar and should be cut out of your diet. Now you understand why I became a Vegan!
Avoid – Beetroot, Canned tomatoes, Carrots, Cucumber skins, Mushrooms (all types), Potato skins, Prepared soups (make your own as they all usually have wheat to thicken them)
Intertrigo is an irritation of the folds of the skin. Candidal infections commonly occur in warm moist body areas, such as the underarms, in the groin, breasts, and under the folds of the skin of the abdomen of persons who are obese. Usually, skin effectively blocks yeast, but any breakdown or cuts in the skin may allow this organism to penetrate.
Candida may produce classic combination skin issues such as itchy acne and severe Eczema (both at the same time!) which requires Alkaline ingredients to nuetralise the Acidic reaction.
Clemensy Range contains Ylang ylang, an Italian Plant oil which acts as a relaxer. It calms stressed weeping skin and encourages the inflammation to become sedated – almost like the action of a deep tissue massage as you press the products into the skin. This range caters to itching and rash symptoms.
Harmony Range contains Lemongrass Oil, excellent for restoring the skin back to a nuetral PH balance. Suitable for classic combination, this was the first range I created in April 2009 due to my 7 yr battle with Candida.
Tranquil Anatomy Body Range is excellent for acne symptoms on the body. With comforting and calming Palmarosa Oil, the body is coated in PH7 ingredients and nourished from head to toe.
Apply your desired 3 step trinity regime both day and night over 28 days to see optimum results. Continue use for atleast 3 – 6months to control and manage the symptoms longterm.
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