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    I'm interested to hear from those in the know - can I have a cup of black coffee a day on this diet and is it ok to drink black tea?

    I've been battling Candida and chronic yeast infections for well over 20 years. I've been primal for 10 months and my Candida has become worse, probably because when I have cheats (usually sugary binges) my poor body leaps from pure and wholesome to sugar infested.

    After a month of itching, soreness, mouth ulcers and painful joints I'm taking a deep breath and heading back into the Candida diet. I did it several years ago for about 4 months but then fell pregnant and became very ill and stopped.

    I'm good with what I can and can't eat, it's like super strict primal. BUT I am confused about coffee. I am and addict, I could give it up if I had to, and that's what I want to know. Mark did a recent post and the conclusion seemed to be that black coffee doesn't spike insulin levels. My Naturopath knows my addiction and says one a day if I have to. Mark also said in a recent Candida post that black tea is helpful, but many of the Candida websites say no black or green tea. I'm confused!

    Does anyone have any experience?

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    I can't really answer your question regarding the coffee, but I do have a question. Have you every tried coconut oil to get rid of the candida? It can be very effective for systemic yeast infection.
    Some people just need a sympathetic pat... On the head... With a hammer.

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    • #3
      I did a yeast-free diet through my nutritionist and I was allowed to have coffee as long as it was organic. Didn't seem to bother me any. But I only have one cup a day.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by AuroraB View Post
        I can't really answer your question regarding the coffee, but I do have a question. Have you every tried coconut oil to get rid of the candida? It can be very effective for systemic yeast infection.
        I consume coconut oil on a daily basis, it's an anti-fungal, but I am so riddled with the candida that this is another weapon in my arsenal rather than the cure. Thanks anyway. I normally fry my breakfast eggs in butter, but am on the coconut oil again, so getting even more. I miss butter thougnh

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        • #5
          Originally posted by redskater View Post
          I did a yeast-free diet through my nutritionist and I was allowed to have coffee as long as it was organic. Didn't seem to bother me any. But I only have one cup a day.
          That's interesting, I'll switch to organic anyway, it makes sense if my diet needs to be as pure as possible. Did you drink black or green tea?

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          • #6
            I can't believe I headed my thread 'Anti CANADA diet' - yikes, what would that involve? No maple syrup?

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            • #7
              In my experience - avoid black tea - it's a fermented food and very high in mold toxins that promote candida and is also high in histamine. But that is my down to my personal genetics.

              Black coffee is just fine eating low/moderate carb. It's also a potent anti-histamine.

              The question you need to ask is: why are you prone to yeast infections?

              (a) weak immune system generally
              (b) chronic inflammation (due to strong immune system plus environmental factors) which can result in a weak immune response to yeast/bacteria cf viruses.
              F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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              • #8
                Have you been tested for h.pylori?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by paleo-bunny View Post
                  The question you need to ask is: why are you prone to yeast infections?

                  (a) weak immune system generally
                  (b) chronic inflammation (due to strong immune system plus environmental factors) which can result in a weak immune response to yeast/bacteria cf viruses.
                  I don't know if my immune system is weak, these days I don't seem to become ill very often. I have had shingles a couple of times. I was born with oral thrush and had tonsilitis followed by antibiotics throughout childhood and early adulthood until my boss insisted on their removal when I was 24. I also took antibiotics for 2 years for acne, drank a lot of alcohol and sugar and was on the pill for 10 years. I assume all of these things have compounded and got me to where I am now. I don't know, does it make a difference in terms of treatment?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by StoneAgeQueen View Post
                    Have you been tested for h.pylori?
                    Actually yes I have, a few years ago, a gastro checked me. I had all sorts of tests and checks but saw a Naturopath a few months later and she got straight on the Candida. DO you have it? How does it impact?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dexy View Post
                      That's interesting, I'll switch to organic anyway, it makes sense if my diet needs to be as pure as possible. Did you drink black or green tea?
                      I didn't drink tea, just a ton of water and a cup of coffee. you do need to stay away from anything that creates mold.

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                      • #12
                        Do a search on here for 'candida' and you will find a ton of info.

                        I've been battling candida on/off again for over a year. I finally sought out the help of a naturopath with loads of experience with candida and getting rid of it.

                        Coffee is said to be mouldy; unless you buy David Asprey's coffee from his site, I would stay away. Having said that, everyone with candida is different. Yours may not react. I avoid coffee mostly because I feel ill after drinking it. I am fine drinking black tea, although I don't consume it regularly.

                        At the same time, some people with candida react heavily to fermented foods. Some don't. I could not consume apple cider vinegar, for example, for a long time. I can now in very small amounts.

                        Candida is a bitch, because there are no reliable tests for it that are 100% accurate. Mark even posted an article on candida recently with some very good info (particularly low carb is just as bad as high carb for candida, as it can feed on ketones AND sugar alternately). But it's all very inconclusive.

                        I am on a product from Biotics Research called A.D.P. It is an emulsified, slow release form of oil of oregano. It works great. My bowel movements are far more regular than they've ever been, and the white coating on my tongue has disappeared.

                        And I've tried EVERYTHING: from kyolic garlic supps, high doses of coconut oil (it didn't work for me), yeast-eating enzymes from multiple different brands). You name it, I tried it.

                        Candida gave me a nasty form of periorial (sp?) dermatitis on my chin and around my mouth. I rid myself of it in a month using l-glutamine is large doses, between 10 - 20 grams a day.

                        You should also know that candida overgrowth also starts because of adrenal fatigue. Your adrenals regulate blood sugar, your rest/digest and fight/flight systems, and your immune system. If they are out of whack, chances are you've developed weird food allergies (like I have), you're constantly tired (ditto), you are sensitive to odd smells (oh yeah) and you always get sick (yep).

                        Research the crap out of local naturopaths and find a good one. You CANNOT DO THIS ALONE. I tried, and I spent so much money over the course of a year.

                        I was tested for food allergies FIRST when I saw my current naturopath, and I had to remove A LOT from my diet, so my immune system could stop freaking out over what I was eating and start dealing with candida. I've also started healing my adrenals slowly. I figured if I heal my adrenals, then I am ultimately getting to the source of the problem. Food allergies/candiasisis doesn't just develop because of leaky gut. There are other reasons.

                        This is seriously frustrating, hard work. I was at the end of my rope, many, many times. The internet is a bitch because there is A TON of misinformation out there. I've read it all.
                        A Post-Primal PrimalPat

                        Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.

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                        • #13
                          Have you looked into GAPS? It is very helpful in healing digestion and helps many clear up allergic reactions to things by healing the gut. Since candida is a systemic issue GAPS works to heal systemic function.

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                          • #14
                            Also take a look at Body Ecology. Donna Gates has been curing people with candida for ages.

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                            • #15
                              Substitute with ghee

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