meal prep monday: the candida cleanse

some of you have heard us talk about the candida cleanse before and how it can positively impact your skin if you have a candida overgrowth. we’ve written blog posts about what candida is and how to treat it. you can read those popular posts here and here.

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the most important aspects of the cleanse are taking your supplement to wipe out the candida (we recommend cansol) and strictly following the candida free diet. just because there are things that you can’t eat doesn’t mean that this diet has to be boring! here’s a meal plan to get your through the first week of candida cleanse. prep all of this food on your day off and keep it in the fridge throughout the week.

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THIS WEEK’S MENU

  1. cauliflower tortillas are a super yummy candida safe alternative to corn or flour tortillas. wrap scrambled eggs in them for breakfast, meat to make tacos, or use as a “mini pizza crust.” find the recipe here.
  2. toasted pumpkin seed guacamole to eat with raw veggies or later on tacos! we left out the serano from this recipe.
  3. barbacoa from this chipotle copycat recipe for tacos or on top of salad.
  4. nappa cabbage, almond & chicken salad sub soy sauce for coconut aminos in this recipe
  5. marinated zucchini with mint sub the white wine vinegar for apple cider vinegar to keep this recipe candida free.
  6. roasted fennel & artichoke salad find the recipe here

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AN AVERAGE DAY

  • breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with green onions and a cauliflower tortilla
  • snack: toasted pumpkin seed guacamole with celery stalks
  • lunch: nappa cabbage, almond & chicken salad
  • dinner: barbacoa and marinated zucchini with mint over arugula

HOW TO PREP IT ALL

  1. start your roast in the crockpot and bake your chicken breasts for the salad.
  2. make the cauliflower tortillas
  3. cook the zucchini
  4. roast the fennel
  5. combine remaining salad ingredients
  6. make nappa cabbage salad
  7. make guacamole
  8. enjoy! 

THIS WEEK’S SHOPPING LIST

fats:

  • 3 avocados
  • 1 cups organic raw pumpkin seeds
  • organic cold pressed sunflower seed oil
  • sesame oil
  • 1 cup raw almonds

protein:

  • 2 dozen free range organic eggs
  • 4 lb chuck roast
  • 1/2 lb organic free range chicken breast

veggies:

  • 1 head organic cauliflower
  • 1 napa cabbage
  • 1 small sweet onion
  • 3 organic zucchini
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 can whole artichoke hearts in water
  • 1 bag organic spinach or arugula
  • 1 bunch organic celery

fruit:

  • 2 limes
  • 2 lemons

herbs:

  • celtic sea salt
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
  • 1 head garlic
  • bay leaves
  • oregano
  • cloves
  • fresh ginger
  • green onions

packaged:

  • bragg’s raw apple cider vinegar with mother
  • coconut aminos
  • organic chicken broth (best to make it yourself or purchase handmade frozen from your local butcher. packaged broth often contains sugar and lacks the essential vitamins that homemade contains)

meal prep monday: low inflammatory diet!

i have officially been living the acne safe lifestyle for 6 weeks! i threw away all of my cloggy products and replaced them with ones that are sS approved, i’ve been icing 20-30 minutes every morning and night and taking zyflammend. i haven’t even had coffee, dairy or soy in almost 2 months (a serious feat for me!)

although i have noticed a HUGE improvement in my skin, i am still having some issues with inflamed acne. as a huge believer in the healing power of food i decided to put my faith in the kitchen this week and eat only low inflammatory foods.

this week’s menu doesn’t include anything that’s known to cause inflammation. it is also autoimmune protocol, paleo, gut healing and mostly candida safe.

NO

  • dairy
  • soy
  • eggs
  • nuts & seeds (except for chia and coconut)
  • grains
  • legumes
  • nightshades
  • alcohol & vinegar (except for apple cider vinegar)
  • added sugar

my lovely boyfriend and i prepped all of this food in a couple of hours on monday. this makes breakfast, lunch and dinner for the two of us for an entire week.

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THIS WEEK’S MENU

  1. beef stew with rosemary & olives! adapted from this recipe using beef instead of lamb and carrot instead of rutabaga.
  2. bacon turkey butternut squash! we turned this recipe into a casserole by layering mashed butternut squash and sweet potatoes with ground turkey instead of beef. *omit the balsamic vinegar and pepper for aip or candida cleanse.
  3. coconut milk baked chicken! see our pesto inspired recipe below.
  4. grated carrot & mint salad! we left out the oil and pepper and used organic raisins instead of currants in this recipe.
  5. cucumber salad! we swapped the tomato in this recipe for avocado and used apple cider vinegar instead of white wine to keep it #aip.
  6. beet salad! see my easy family recipe below.
  7. blueberry chia seed pudding! see this easy egg free breakfast recipe below.
  8. chocolate chia seed pudding! see this easy egg free breakfast recipe below.

HOW TO PREP IT

  1. preheat your oven to 350.
  2. cut your butternut squash in 1/2 and place on a baking sheet with whole sweet potatoes. cook until tender, about 30-45 minutes.
  3. put your beets on to boil.
  4. fry your bacon in a pan to desired crispiness. drain bacon and save fat in a sealing glass container.
  5. chop all of the onions, garlic & root veggies that you need for all of the meals. sauté in 2 pans, one for the turkey casserole and one for the beef stew.
  6. brown beef with root veggies.
  7. cook ground turkey. in the meantime chop cooked bacon. once turkey is fully cooked toss it with bacon and sautéed onions.bacon turkey
  8. remove cooked sweet potato and butternut squash from oven. peel and mash together. this will be your base layer for your casserole. top with ground turkey mixture and refrigerate. sweet potatobacon turkey
  9. add bone broth and remaining ingredients to beef stew. bring to a boil then cover and let simmer for at least 1 hour or until beef is tender.
  10. make coconut chicken.
  11. make chia seed puddings.
  12. drain beets, slice and toss with dressing.
  13. make cucumber salad.
  14. make grated carrot salad.
  15. enjoy the fruits of your labor for the next week and say goodbye to inflamed acne! 

THIS WEEK’S SHOPPING LIST

starches:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes

fats:

  • kalamata olives
  • uncured bacon ends and pieces
  • 2 cans organic light coconut milk
  • 2 large california avocados
  • organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil (pantry)
  • 1 bag organic chia seeds

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protein:

  • 2 packages grass fed stewing beef
  • 2 packages 99% lean organic turkey breast
  • 1 bag frozen organic chicken breast

veggies:

  • 2 white onions
  • 2 small bunches organic carrots
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 box baby cucumbers (can also use 1 large american or english cucumber)
  • 1 bag organic baby spinach
  • 1 bunch organic beets

fruit:

  • 3 organic lemons
  • 32 oz box organic blueberries
  • 2 bananas

herbs:

  • organic fresh rosemary
  • bay leaves (pantry)
  • organic cinnamon (pantry)
  • organic fresh basil
  • organic fresh ginger
  • organic fresh garlic
  • organic fresh mint
  • organic dried oregano (pantry)
  • organic fresh chives

packaged:

  • organic beef bone broth
  • organic raisins
  • local raw honey (pantry)
  • bragg’s apple cider vinegar with mother (pantry)
  • 1 box maple water
  • organic dark cocoa powder

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coconut milk baked chicken recipe

  • blend: 1 can organic light coconut milk, 1 tbs fresh ginger, 1 cup fresh basil, 3-5 cloves fresh garlic, 1 tsp celtic sea salt.
  • pour mixture into 1 whole bag of frozen organic chicken. shake to coat chicken.
  • arrange in single layer on deep baking dish. cook at 350 for 30 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked.
  • remove from pan, dice chicken breasts in cubes & toss in coconut milk sauce from baking dish.

beet salad recipe

  • boil 1 bunch of whole beets in water until you can easily pierce them with a fork (30-45 minutes)
  • remove from water, slice thin and toss with 1 tbs olive oil, the juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 tsp celtic sea salt & 2 tbs chopped chives.

blueberry chia seed pudding

  • blend: 1 cup maple water, 1 cup light coconut milk, 2 cups blueberries, 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • mix in 1 cup chia seeds.
  • refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. serve cold.

chocolate chia seed pudding

  • blend: 1 cup maple water, 1 cup light coconut milk, 2 tbs cocoa powder, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 banana, 1/3 cup chia seeds, pinch celtic sea salt, pinch cinnamon,
  • refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. serve cold.

 

*skinSALVATION has no affiliation with any of the brands, stores, or blogs mentioned in this post. these resources are from my own personal research and preference.

candida safe noodles (updated 7/7/13)

as we all know, an important part of doing the candida cleanse properly is to avoid processed foods, and stick to whole, nutrient-dense, organic foods.  basically, the closer to the natural state a food is (how it looks when it’s still growing in the field, or on a farm), the healthier it is to eat.  whole grains (like brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat) are a good way to help get fiber while on the cleanse, but should be eaten moderately.  i’d say a 1/4 cup of grain per meal is safe.

but sometimes you just CRAVE a noodle.  so here are some candida-safe ones, but remember to eat these like a treat and not as a staple, since they are processed and extruded under heavy heat and machinery to create the noodle shape.  the heat basically kills off all nutrients, and the fine grinding of grain turns into sugar faster once it enters the digestive system.  for more information, you can read this article to find out why extrusion-processed foods are bad news.

eden 100% buckwheat soba noodles

100% buckwheat soba noodles, though expensive (around $8 a pack) would be a great candida-safe staple, especially since it is so high in fiber and protein.  these are the only ones i have been able to find that are 100% buckwheat – they are often combined with regular wheat flour, so make sure to read those labels carefully!

brown rice noodles

another candida-safe find is brown rice noodles (about $3 a pack).  these cook up quickly and can make for a quick soup or stir-fried noodle dish.  what i also like to do is cook up noodles and mix it up with a salad, making for a really yummy and filling and nutritious meal.

acne and candida safe – homemade mayonnaise

hey guys.  so i am finally doing the candida cleanse, after making so many of you loyal sS’ers do it for clear skin 🙂  except that i am doing it to help with my allergies, and overall health.  ill post more about my journey, but for now here’s a great recipe for homemade mayo – one of the things that have definitely made the cleanse much easier for me.

one of the things i’ve quickly learned is that though the candida-diet can be strict, it just takes a little research and creativity to recreate your favorite recipes.  alls you have to do is substitute ingredients to make it candida friendly.

for this recipe, ive included 2 ingredient lists: 1 candida safe, and 1 acne safe.  try them both out and let us know what you think!

zucchini cakes & home made mayonnaise!

CANDIDA-SAFE HOMEMADE WHOLE EGG MAYO

candida-safe ingredients:
– 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder (mustard seeds will do in a pinch, especially if you have a vitamix to pulverize them)
– 3/4 teaspoon salt (pink himalayan preferred)
– 2 whole eggs (local and pasture-raised eggs preferred – especially since the eggs in this recipe are consumed raw)
– 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or lemon juice (i personally love 1TB of each in a batch)
– 2 cups olive oil (i use this one, that i got from farmer joe’s in lower diamond, oakland)
OPTIONAL: you can blend in some fresh garlic or herbs if you want to make aioli!

acne-safe ingredients:
– 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
– 3/4 teaspoon salt (pink himalayan salt preferred)
– 2 whole eggs (local and pasture-raised eggs preferred – especially since the eggs in this recipe are consumed raw)
– 2 tablespoons vinegar (any kind, get creative!)
– 2 cups any acne-safe oil (no corn/canola, soybean/vegetable or coconut oil)
– OPTIONAL: fresh garlic, herbs, or even avocado & cooked bacon..  yum!

directions:
1.  in a blender (or with an immersion blender), blend up the first 4 ingredients.
2.  while the blender is still running, slowly drizzle in the 2 cups of oil.  the blending action will emulsify the mixture and it will soon start to thicken.  if you are going to add the optional ingredients, you can add these in now, too.
3.  once everything has been blended up (this happens quickly, no more than a minute or two), try the mayo out!  you may want to add more mustard or salt or a splash of lemon juice/apple cider vinegar to your taste.
4.  transfer to a storage container (glass mason jars are what i like to use) and stick in the refrigerator to further thicken.
5.  eat on EVERYTHING.  i love these on my shredded zucchini cakes, as pictured above – recipe for that to follow! 🙂

enjoy!

the CANDIDA cleanse

UPDATED 4/9/13

hello fellow sS’ers!

you may recall from a previous post that candida albicans is a yeast that we all naturally have in our digestive systems. a variety of different factors like antibiotic usage, diets excessive in sugar, and even stress can throw off the balance of bacteria in our systems and cause an overgrowth of candida.  this overgrowth can lead to an endless array of symptoms such as chronic yeast infections, depression, bloating, gas, constipation, fatigue, joint pain and of course….ACNE.

when kimmy started seeing kim in december of ’09, she literally felt “clear” after the first treatment. but some time passed and she started breaking out again. this time, the breakout didn’t go away no matter how many times she came in for treatment.  along with the stubborn acne, she was having frequent yeast infections, and had an itchy rash on her face that just wouldn’t go away!  after much probing (both at her skin and into her life!), kim came to the conclusion that she had a candida overgrowth and would need to do a cleanse to get clear.

since sS was still fairly new to the candida cleanse, kimmy was sort of the guinea pig who tried and tested the crazy amount of information out there. now, after 3 rounds of the cleanse, hours of reading, and lots of frustration trying to navigate all of the conflicting information, we hope these tips she learned will help you and save you from all of the trouble she went through.

first, a few very straightforward pointers:

1. JUST DO IT. if you’re following the sS acne-free lifestyle, coming in for treatment as prescribed, and following your regimen and you’re still not clearing up; if you get chronic yeast infections, have poor digestion, crave sugar and carbs, have all around poor health and get sick all the time, just. freakin. do. it!!!

the good news is: it can’t hurt. “cleanse” is a misleading word because really, the “candida cleanse” is just following a healthy diet – and this way of eating will benefit you whether or not you have candida.a few months may seem like a long time but it is nothing compared to the months and years you will suffer with acne and all the other candida symptoms you may experience if you dont just nip this in the bud now. and lets just be honest, most of us could do with a few months of cleaning up our diets (and perhaps our livers too…)

2. don’t bother doing it half-assed. if you’re gonna do it, do it all the way! the first two times kimmy did the cleanse, she did it for two weeks each. her symptoms got better then got worse again. finally, she gave in and ended up doing it for the full two months. in the end, instead of just doing it for the full two months in the first place, she wasted time doing it half- assed because she was being lazy. also, yeast thrives on sugar — and yes, that means just a tiny drop of alcohol or a little bite of chocolate! don’t do the cleanse and cheat (even if its just a little bit) because ultimately, you’re just cheating yourself.

3. be prepared! don’t just decide to do the cleanse tomorrow without preparing and definitely don’t decide to do it right before vacation: you’ll be setting yourself up to fail and you’ll be really, really hungry. when the time is right, gather up some recipes, get some snacks in that fridge, and be prepared to spend a little time in the kitchen. if you’re someone like kimmy who’s scared to boil a pot of water, don’t worry!  we promise you, this doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming – but, you are going to have to get over your fear of burning down the house or poisoning someone every time you prepare food. and who knows, by the end of the cleanse, you may even enjoy cooking and be confident in your skills in the kitchen… as you should be! you can do it 🙂

now, on to the nitty-gritty!  we’re gonna warn you, you may start reading this list of foods to avoid and find that everything you eat is, well, a food to avoid. don’t run away just yet!  we promise you won’t be hungry and there is still a ton of things that you can eat! so, here it goes…

FOODS TO AVOID!

SUGARS (try xylitol or stevia instead!)
sugar, honey, syrup, lactose, sucrose, fructose, chocolate, molasses, rice syrup, artificial sweeteners, agave nectar, coconut sugar, candy, cookies, snack foods

ALCOHOL
ALL. OF.  IT.  wine, beer, spirits, liquors, cider.  yep.  sorry.

BEVERAGES
coffee, decaf coffee, black & green tea (or any caffeinated tea), diet & regular soda, energy drinks, sports drinks, coconut water, fruit juice, rice milk, kombucha (it has caffeine from the tea and sugar!)

MEAT
all pork products, cured meat (like: salami, pepperoni, pastrami, hot dogs), processed meats (lunch meat, bacon, spam), smoked & vacuum packed meats

GRAINS/GLUTINOUS FOODS
wheat, rye, oats, barley, bread, enriched flour, white or wheat pasta, spelt products, corn, corn by products, cereal

FRUIT (lemon and limes are fine!)
fresh fruit, dried fruit, canned fruit, fruit juice

VEGETABLES
potatoes, corn, carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, beets, peas, parsnips, yucca, all winter squash,  basically anything starchy, which the body will turn into sugar upon consumption.

DAIRY
cheese, milk, cream, buttermilk, yogurt.  PASTURED and organic butter however, is ok in small amounts.

CONDIMENTS
ketchup, store bought mayonnaise (homemade that you make yourself is ok), regular mustard, relish, horseradish, soy sauce, salad dressings, vinegars.  in place of vinegars, you can use apple cider vinegar, lemon and limes ONLY.

FATS/OILS
peanut oil, cottonseed oil, corn oil, coconut oil, vegetable oils, canola oil, soy oil, margarine, shortening, lard

MUSHROOMS/MOLDS
mushrooms, truffles, imported teas, cheeses, even dried spices (fresh herbs are best)

NUTS
cashews, peanuts, pistachios

PHEW. you still with us? now, lets talk about the foods you CAN eat.

we know most of you have a diet right now that consists entirely of foods in the last section.  we also know how intimidating it is to read the list that you’re about to read and to never have cooked or even heard of some of these foods.

amaranth? is that a perfume?… buckwheat? wasn’t that a character from the little rascals?… um, NO. these are foods that for some strange reason are not a part of our american diet… but they should be! most of them are affordable, easy to make, full of nutrients and delicious.

take buckwheat for example. buckwheat is one of the gluten-free grains allowed on the cleanse. it can be found in the bulk section of most supermarkets and is usually even less expensive than rice. it’s high in quality plant proteins, both essential and non-essential amino acids, the powerful antioxidant rutin, and vitamin e. compared to rice, it has twice as much zinc and copper, over three times the amount of calcium and iron, and over five times the amount of potassium and magnesium. buckwheat takes less time to cook than rice and can be eaten as is or put in soups (like we like to do).

the point is, don’t be scared by foods you’re not familiar with. a fancy name doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s hard to cook or expensive.

now, onto the full list of FOODS TO EAT:

VEGETABLES
artichokes, asparagus, avocado, beet greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collard greens, cucumber, dandelion greens, eggplant, endive, garlic, green beans, kale, kimchi (raw – with no sugar or vinegar!), leeks, lettuce, okra, olives (as long as they are not in vinegar – apple cider vinegar is ok though), onions, peppers, radish, rutabaga, sauerkraut (raw), snow pea pods, spinach, summer squash, swiss chard, turnip, zucchini

NON-GLUTINOUS GRAINS (keep at a minimum, up to 25% of each meal)
amaranth, buckwheat, millet, canahua, oat bran, quinoa, wild and brown rice

BEANS  dont eat these more than 1-2 times a week max. they are high in carbohydrates, which turns to sugar. if you want to be super conservative, don’t eat them at all!

MEAT (be sure to use organic, hormone-, antibiotic-free and local products as much as possible!)
beef, chicken, lamb, turkey, wild game, eggs

FISH
anchovies, herring, sardines, wild salmon

NUTS AND SEEDS
almonds, almond milk (unsweetened), coconut milk, coconut cream (unsweetened), flax seeds, hazelnuts, hemp seeds, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts

OILS/ FATS
olive oil, sesame oil, pumpkin seed oil, macadamia oil, almond oil, flax oil, safflower, sunflower, ghee, organic butter. (traditionally coconut oil and butter are allowed on the cleanse, but are not recommended for the acne-prone, so it’s best to avoid them)

HERBS AND SPICES
basil, black pepper, cayenne, cilantro, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, curry, dill, garlic, ginger, nutmeg, oregano, paprika, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, turmeric (fresh is always best, to reduce the possible amount of mold dried herbs can harbor)

SEASONING
black pepper, sea salt, lemon juice, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, mustard powder

BEVERAGES
chicory root “coffee” (aka inka), herbal teas (meaning, non-caffeinated like chamomile, senna, peppermint, etc.), fresh vegetable juices (avoid the not-candida-safe veggies like carrots and beets, though – also no fruit!).  pau d’arco tea is known for helping with rebalancing candida levels.

SWEETENERS
stevia, xylitol

let’s want to walk you through a typical day of food on the cleanse:

breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with greens (kale, collard greens, spinach) in olive oil, oat bran w/almond milk, cinnamon and sliced almonds or coconut shreds (unsweetened), or even candida-safe grain porridge (you can eat this savory with leftover veggies and meat, or sweet with almond milk, cinnamon and almonds or unsweetened coconut)

snack: celery/bell peppers w/hummus or almond butter, mixed nuts

lunch: salad w/avocado and quinoa & dressed w/olive oil and apple cider vinegar, chicken

dinner: roasted brussels sprouts, cajun spiced fish, millet/buckwheat

all of these meals are super easy, economical, and easy to pack up and take to work or school.

here are a few tips while you’re on the cleanse:

you may experience “die-off” symptoms, a.k.a.: sugar withdrawals. as you starve the yeast, it releases toxic byproducts into your system and this can cause symptoms ranging from sweating to headaches to fatigue. if this happens, don’t stop! it simply means that the cleanse is working and your body is cleansing itself of the yeast.  just try to take it easy, and be gentle with yourself.  take extra time to rest, have relaxation time, take epsom salt baths, take up a new hobby like coloring or reading paperback books 🙂

try not to eat out too much during this time: it will just make you really frustrated.  if you must, mediterranean restaurants are a good choice because a lot of the dishes are yeast free.  you can also go to a high end restaurant that serves good, clean locally grass-fed beef or organic free-range chicken or wild fish, and ask that they prepare them with only olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic.  they often will also have veggies you can ask to have as sides instead, and have seasoned the same way.

MAKE SOUP!!! soups were kimmy’s saving grace during the cleanse!  she’s all about the easiest and fastest way to do things and making a soup is a great way to make something easy, fast and economical. every saturday, she went to the alemany farmers market, bought tons of organic veggies and made a soup that would last me almost the entire week.  no cooking everyday, and super easy to reheat and eat?  hallelujah.

CANSOL is an herbal tincture recommended by naturopath, dr. anstett, to be taken in conjunction with the diet. dr. anstett says there are a lot of candida cleanse kits on the market and most of them are garbage. the manufacturer of cansol, pure herbs, is the one he trusts and uses in his own practice.  we have also heard success with taking oregano oil, but haven’t tested this out.  let us know how it works out for you!

CANSOL INFORMATION from pure herbs, the manufacturer:

CAN.-SOL – (CANDIDA yeast – SOLOMON, formerly known as CAN. COMBINATION) Kills stubborn yeast infections. This unique Combination was designed and formulated by the much loved and admired, living, Amish Herbal Practitioner, Solomon Wickey, for severe cases of Candida and other persistent yeast infections. Part of Solomon’s wisdom in choosing two of the herbs in this combination was to observe Nature and note which plants can and do live in dark and moist or wet environments and never have problems with a fungus infection such as yeasts. The roots of Purple Loosestrife (loves to be near or in water) and the White Pond Lily fill these requirements exactly, and lend their strength to us for protection against yeast and other fungus infections. Indiscriminate use of antibiotic treatments, which are in reality yeasts themselves, do kill bacteria, but, at the same time, encourage the growth of fellow yeasts and other types of fungus. Often, normal yeasts associated with the body, such as candida, are pushed to an overgrowth type of situation by the use of antibiotics and cause an even worse problem. Yeast infections can be sexually transmitted and traded back and forth between sexual partners. This must be guarded against while a person is using CAN.-SOL, so it can do its job properly. Avoid all “sweets” and refined carbohydrates such as white flour products, bread, cookies, crackers, stuffings, etc. during use of CAN.-SOL. Also, avoid vinegar, beer and wines. Some natural sweets such as fruit juices and fruits can be enjoyed, by some, during this time. Do use a bowel program that produces at least 2, and preferably 3, easy and complete evacuations per day, to clean out the area in which yeasts can house and use as a base of operations, from which they can continue to invade the rest of the body. (SEE: Cascara SagradaC.C.E.-WBuckthornSennaBlack Root) It may also be necessary to eat only organically raised meats, as commercially raised farm animals are often routinely fed antibiotics in their food and passed on to us. CAN.-SOL does offer a welcomed solution and relief to this modern scourge of stubborn yeast infections.
COMBINATION:   Greasewood, Purple Loosestrife, White Pond Lily.DOSE: take 3 dropperfuls, 3 times a day, in conjunction with the candida diet for the best results. Do not be alarmed if cleansing discharges occur; persist and rejoice!

VERY IMPORTANT: make sure you have 2-3 long and formed bowel movements a day, to flush the excess candida completely out of the gut. you can drink extra water, eat more fiber (marshmallow and parsley teas, flax seed, fibrous veggies like celery, cauliflower, broccoli), eat more salad and raw veggies, do some digestive yoga poses.

dr. anstett also recommends you drink ONLY distilled water, and eat organic/locally sourced/antibiotic-free meat and produce.

and last but not least, keep in touch! you can email or call us anytime if you need help, have questions, or you just want to vent your frustration.

we’ve got a pinterest board where we’ve collected tons of recipes and tips. let us know if you find something good to add to it!   just remember, beans (in general) should only be eaten sparingly (1-2 times a week at max) and many of the recipes on our pinterest have garbanzo beans (so don’t go crazy with those recipes!).

we hope this helps and we wish you all the best of luck!