I found these four posts about Fruit, Fat and Candida are really interesting and I wanted to pass them along. I have not determined my opinion yet as I am deep in research at the moment. When I have I will be sure to share. I know I miss fruit and everything in my body right now is saying pay attention so I’ll keep you posted.
The first is Jinjee’s post on her battle with Candida. Jinjee is of course the raw food guru and is well know for her beautiful raw family as well as her expertise in living a natural a life as possible. I think what she talks about is particularly interesting. I highly recommend her newsletter as well as her e-books.
I found Marilyn’s post about her winning battle with Candida fascinating and I will be reading it in detail all over again. This is really interesting weather you have Candida or not. I think there’s some really great information here. She claims like Jinjee that you have to eat fruit in order to nourish the body while you starve the Candida instead of starving both the body and the Candida. Check it out. She also talks about sugar and cancer.
I found this post on Cure Zone called Candida/Fruit/PH Balance that is absolutely fascinating. It is similar in principle to The Dries Cancer Diet that I had tried for a month at the beginning of my journey which I am now realizing why it was not successful. I particularly took note of the importance of re-mineralization while eating fruit in order to stay alkaline as well as balancing with greens, veggies and green juice. I think that was what went wrong when I tried this before. My body was SO depleted of minerals I couldn’t both build minerals and eat fruit without becoming acidic. Especially the amount a fruitarian eats. Now having been a “plant-arian” for 8 months I feel more mineralized and if I up that I should be able to eat fruit, stay alkaline and balance candida. This is all just a theory as of now. I don’t think I’d go back to fruitarian but adding some fruit to my diet just seems natural to me. Or moreover, cutting it out for up to a year (and having already done it before for 6 months) seems really wrong to my body. I did not keep enough minerals in my diet before to help my body alkalize. I bet I would be successful if I tried that as well as adding a lot of fresh juiced vegetable juice and greens.
This quote from the post really struck home:
“I believe that what happened is that I had been going along well last 3-4 months, alkalizing, candida was going away even tho I was eating at least 1-2 servings of fruit/day, and then when I began this cleanse, the fact that I ate so much fruit (3-5 servings/day) and nothing else, without also having my usual minerals, that the lack of minerals allowed the fruit, which would otherwise have been healing, to cause the candida to re-surge. And the fact that adding these alkalizing things back has so rapidly changed things back around is amazing.”
I think there is definitely something to Frederic Patenaude and his theory of the Fat/Sugar ratio. I have felt much better now that I’ve cut down on my fat intake.