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Since my doctor put me on an anti-candida diet, I have had the privilege of drinking a green smoothie from time to time.

Just throw raw spinach, kale, collard greens, basil leaves into a food processor with an avocado, cucumber, and a tiny amount of water.

Starts out looking like this:


And turns into this elixir


Isaac, don't you want one now?
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The only time I've seen something that looks like that, it was "coming out" not "going in"
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I know I'm weird, but I actually like the taste of kale. Spinach too. That smoothie looks pretty tasty.

So you have a bit of a yeast issue, Randy?
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I have an aversion to all green vegetables so this is going to give me nightmare. gulp
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Is that glass broken? Germs. Germs lurk there.

Yes, some people are glass-half-full people, and others are is-that-glass-broken? people.
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wmshub wrote:
So you have a bit of a yeast issue, Randy?
Well, just as "anxiety" is the go-to diagnosis for conventional doctors when they don't want to work a situation anymore, candida is the fallback for alternative practitioners. Difference is that SSRIs don't do much other than make you mellow while fighting yeast with diet (whether merited or not) also helps with a host of other illnesses.
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Is that glass broken? Germs. Germs lurk there.
No, that's the way the glass looks. It's about the least functional glass I've ever owned. Square. Indentation that is completely unnecessary, and won't come clean in a dishwasher.
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Randy Cox wrote:
wmshub wrote:
So you have a bit of a yeast issue, Randy?
Well, just as "anxiety" is the go-to diagnosis for conventional doctors when they don't want to work a situation anymore, candida is the fallback for alternative practitioners. Difference is that SSRIs don't do much other than make you mellow while fighting yeast with diet (whether merited or not) also helps with a host of other illnesses.

I got my Ph.D. studying yeast, although not Candida. But others in my lab were studying Candida albicans, so I'm pretty familiar with its virulence factors. I don't see how this diet is meant to help fight yeast at all, but I agree that it would improve your health and therefore your ability to fight illnesses in general.

So... how's it taste?

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Looks good. I love veggies.
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amwiles wrote:
Randy Cox wrote:
wmshub wrote:
So you have a bit of a yeast issue, Randy?
Well, just as "anxiety" is the go-to diagnosis for conventional doctors when they don't want to work a situation anymore, candida is the fallback for alternative practitioners. Difference is that SSRIs don't do much other than make you mellow while fighting yeast with diet (whether merited or not) also helps with a host of other illnesses.

I got my Ph.D. studying yeast, although not Candida. But others in my lab were studying Candida albicans, so I'm pretty familiar with its virulence factors. I don't see how this diet is meant to help fight yeast at all, but I agree that it would improve your health and therefore your ability to fight illnesses in general.
This concoction isn't specifically for the yeast. It's for antioxidants and general good health. The anti-candida diet means no yeast, no wheat, no sugar (not even fructose), no vinegar, and a bunch of other stuff. Basically, if it's got yeast in it or will feed yeast, you can't eat it.
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So... how's it taste?
Pretty much like thick water. I think I'll add ginger and garlic next time around to give it some kick.
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Drew1365 wrote:
amwiles wrote:
So... how's it taste?


"You can really taste the kale!"

Believe it or not, you can't taste the kale. I am not one who likes kale (whenever my wife cooks it and I come into the house, I ask if I tracked in dog poop). And you'd think that raw kale would be even worse. But since there is only a little bit (a few stalks, minus the thick part) it doesn't really add any flavor at all--just fiber.
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Randy Cox wrote:
This concoction isn't specifically for the yeast. It's for antioxidants and general good health. The anti-candida diet means no yeast, no wheat, no sugar (not even fructose), no vinegar, and a bunch of other stuff. Basically, if it's got yeast in it or will feed yeast, you can't eat it.

Actually thinking about it, probably the best "anti-yeast" diet would contain all those pro-biotic bacteria that can be found in healthy yogurt, such as L. acidophilus, L. casei, and L. rhamnosus. What the bacteria would be doing is to compete for the niche that the yeast are currently living in, meaning fewer yeasties.



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"Even I wouldn't try that!"
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sounds like a nice soup if it was heated. I don't like food cold but otherwise sounds sound.
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amwiles wrote:
Randy Cox wrote:
This concoction isn't specifically for the yeast. It's for antioxidants and general good health. The anti-candida diet means no yeast, no wheat, no sugar (not even fructose), no vinegar, and a bunch of other stuff. Basically, if it's got yeast in it or will feed yeast, you can't eat it.

Actually thinking about it, probably the best "anti-yeast" diet would contain all those pro-biotic bacteria that can be found in healthy yogurt, such as L. acidophilus, L. casei, and L. rhamnosus. What the bacteria would be doing is to compete for the niche that the yeast are currently living in, meaning fewer yeasties.
Yep, raw plain yogurt is OK and I supplement with probiotics which are slam full of those good bacteria. But you don't want to kill off too many yeast too quickly, as all those dead organisms in the body cause a temporary "illness" (first documented over 100 years ago).
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