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Fat, Fruit and Candida: The Debate Continues

August 3rd, 2008 · 12 Comments

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.

Tags: Health

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sunnie Fernandes // Aug 4, 2008 at 3:44 am

    I can’t tell you how glad I am to read this. So many people with candida are depriving their body of necessary fruit, while bombarding it with detrimental fat to compensate. I highly recommend The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr Douglas Graham. He sheds alot of light on this subject and has cured many of candida, as well as diabetes and cancer. So glad to hear you are including fruits again. Your body is loving you right now!

  • 2 debbie // Aug 4, 2008 at 7:19 am

    B! you do some really awesome research, I will take the time and read all of these..
    Kris gave me details, I will email you.
    see you very soon:)

  • 3 Whole_Body_Healer // Aug 4, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Bueller, some VERY interesting info! Thanks for sharing…strung together, these things have a certain sense.

  • 4 Olivia // Aug 5, 2008 at 5:43 am

    Hey Bueller,

    I wanted to pass another link to you about candida: http://www.womentowomen.com/digestionandgihealth/candida.aspx

    The Women to Women clinic in Maine has been instrumental in helping me resolve many of my major chronic health issues, and their website has lots of great articles. I hope this helps.

    In health,

  • 5 Dana Herbert // Aug 5, 2008 at 6:01 am

    Hey Buelller, I thought you’d be interested in this story from Dr. Mercola about candida being the leading cause of cancer!

  • 6 Melissa // Aug 7, 2008 at 9:34 am

    I am soooo confused about all of it. I went from 80/10/10 with a lot of yeast problems to a candida diet with only eggs and fish as protein. I would love some clarification about what to do with candida infections and how is the best way to really eat for my body. It is so hard to figure out alone. Any help you can give us is really appreciated.

  • 7 becomingwhole // Aug 14, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    This is a awesome post. I am going to put a link to it on my blog. Thank you for sharing all of your research!

  • 8 Natasha // May 6, 2009 at 2:43 am

    What has happened to Marrilyns post about fruit? it has disappeared.

  • 9 bueller // May 6, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I don't Natasha!

  • 10 bueller // May 6, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I don't know Natasha!

  • 11 Buy Hosting // Aug 22, 2009 at 4:16 am

    It 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.

    Thanks and Regards

  • 12 Sylvia // Dec 27, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I agree! Your research on these topics is certainly commendable. I have read the first two articles and passed them on.. Candida is a rare topic in my family, but I have opened some eyes and ears. Thanks.
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