Intro and welcome to my blog!
This blog was created to give you an intro to my perspective on healthy eating habits, and tell you a little bit about the health benefits of the lifestyle and diet changes I made about a year ago, in July 2012.
Hopefully the articles will help you find some good recipes for cooking and baking without sugar, dairy and meat.
To give you an idea about my diet, I personally gave up meat, dairy, gluten and sugar in July 2012 to feel healthier and more energized. I was lacking energy and concentration for about 6 months and had various other health problems such as skin allergy, so I decided to research a diet called candida diet. As you know, a healthy gut flora is the key to a well functioning immune system. Of course one has to keep in mind that the body needs a balanced diet, and I strongly recommend anyone who wants to try the diet, to research this subject thoroughly.
For those of you who are not familiar with the diet, it's a very restricted low-carb and low-sugar diet usually avoiding the following foods: sugar (incl. all fruits), wheat, dairy products, vinegar,
After careful evaluation of the resources available to me, I decided to follow the recommendations of the page: www.thecandidadiet.com. I have to admit, I found a lot of controversial information about the candida diet, and what foods to eat vs. not to eat, so I decided to stick to the list on this website, as the information they provided seemed trustworthy and reliable.
After being on a strict diet for 9 months, I still felt tired and exhausted and decided to visit a naturopath who helped my mom to get rid of her candida overgrowth as well. She gave me a new list of foods, and told me that the 3 key elements of eradicating candida from your system are: following the diet, taking a very good probiotic, taking antifungal supplements.
I can email you some details of my treatment if you are interested.
I'm almost through with the new 3 month diet, and tried to stick to it, with the dedication and discipline, that I was able to preserve throughout the year. I have two more weeks to go, but I feel incredibly well and really hope that I won the fight against candida, and I want to thank all the people in my life who helped me through this year and supported my enthusiasm to stick to this diet.
I will keep you guys posted on the verdict, whether I'm candida-free, or whether I still have to be on the diet for a while, or not.
Please email me with questions, or post a comment after this article, I can't wait to hear your feedback!
Also, my plan is to give you a comprehensive overview about healthy food choices, eating habits and lifestyle changes in the upcoming articles.