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Re: Alkalinity Kills Candida
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Published: 10 years ago
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Re: Alkalinity Kills Candida

The greens diet is effective for more than just its alkalinizing effect: remember it also has a very low glycemic load and minimizes blood sugar thereby starving the candida.

Blood sugar is blood sugar.  Candida is going to feed on sugars remaining in the intestine where the Candida can get to it.  Before you try to argue this fact look up the fact that not all dietary sugar gets absorbed in to the bloodstream.

Once the candida is weakened enough, it can be killed with antifungals/cellulase enzymes.

Misleading.  Cellulase can digest the cellulose in the cell walls of Candida as well as cellulose in the fibers from our diet that would normally feed the flora.  This brings up two important facts.  First, the digestion of cellulose by cellulase produces lot of glucose, which can feed surviving Candida.  And secondly, by digesting the flora's food this will reduce the production of beneficial acids that control Candida at the same time.

"When I went on the highly alkalizing diets before my candida got out of control it was very constipating and gave my bowel movements a very foul odor."

Constipation + foul odor sounds exactly like the initial herxheimer reactions when intestinal candida is dying. Might want to reconsider your conclusion...

Constipation is from a lack of acidity, which reduces intestinal motility.  Increased gas production and foul odor is a common problem with highly alkaline diets.  In dogs for example alkaline diets will create a lot of smelly gas that can be corrected by adding certain fibers like FOS to increase the production of beneficial acids by the flora.

"Trying to restablish that unique balance with the interference of candida is extremely difficult."

It is not just difficult: it is impossible until the fungal colonies are eliminated from the intestinal lining.

It is the flora that generate the acids that prevent the overgrowth as the studies have shown.


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