Question: Watch some YouTube videos, and you seem very knowledgable in the area of candida and SIBO. I know FOS should be reduced or avoided… But I was wondering if I’d know, when making homemade coconut yoghurt, if probiotics contain FOS in them… Does that get broken down in the fermentation process? Might even be beneficial to multiply the probiotics faster and greater a number?
A low FODMAP diet has been linked to reducing IBS and other gut issues. The idea is to follow a low FODMAP diet for 8 weeks, then review and re-introduce some foods slowly. FODMAPs are types of carbohydrates that do not get digested and absorbed in the small intestines and are therefore fermented by bacteria in the colon. Most dairy contains Lactose (a type of FODMAP) so low FODMAP alternatives to diary include almond and coconut milks/yogurts. The amount of FOS usually contained in probiotic supplements is very small and Bifidobacterium is able to utilize the FOS in the supplement as substrate to produce short-chain fatty acids, so after fermentation the amount of FOS is likely negligible to significantly affect you. The amount of probiotics resulting after fermentation is very variable especially in homemade preparations and depends on many factors including an acidic environment, no oxygen, ideal temperature and substrate. So something like a small amount of FOS/inulin from the probiotic pill will likely not contribute as much to the amount of bacteria present after fermentation. Therefore adding a probiotic pill with FOS will have very little impact on the FODMAP content of the food so it is safe to include and will have the additional benefit of being a probiotic rich food to help repopulate your gut with healthy bacteria.
Question: Was wondering what you think about the new Y.I / B.V medication on the market. It’s said that it kills the bad fungi versus placing it on pause — it’s called Brexafemme.
Fungal overgrowth can occur when there is a disruption to the pH balance or good bacteria in the vagina. This can be due to antibiotic use and estrogen imbalances as a result of birth control or menopause. Brexafemme comes in a pill that you take to treat vaginal yeast infections. Many people find relief within 10 days of their first dose. The most significant benefit of Brexafemme is that it is fungicidal, meaning that it kills the fungus. Diflucan, on the other hand, is fungistatic, meaning that it just slows the growth of the fungus. Brexafemme has been shown to fight more strains than traditional treatments. And this gives people with more resitant infections another option. Always check in with your doctor before treating a yeast infection. Brexafemme is probably not necessary for everyone as it can cause unpleasant side effects for some. A safer and gentler approach is to use natural antimicrobials like CanXida Remove formulated with 12 antifungal herbs to ensure potency and broad spectrum action.
Probiotics are also useful to restore normal flora and are an effective strategy to decrease the frequency of yeast and bacteria infections. You can use vaginal probiotic suppositories if you are having an active infection and use a high quality oral probiotic to prevent further infections. I recommend CanXida Restore which has 6 natural probiotic strains proven to prevent yeast and E. Coli overgrowth. Drinking plenty of water and frequently peeing will help prevent the yeast and bacteria from migrating to the urinary tract and causing a UTI’s. Cranberry extract and D-mannose can also help fight vaginal yeast infections since they prevent bacteria and yeast from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract. If you are experiencing unusual vaginal symptoms, such as itching, increased discharge, or bleeding seek MEDICAL help promptly.
Question: Is soda bread OK candida
Soda bread is not OK on the Candida diet. Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread that does not require any yeast. Instead, all of its leavening comes from baking soda and buttermilk. Most soda breads are made using wheat flour which contains gluten and buttermilk which contains a type of sugar called lactose, both which can feed a yeast overgrowth like Candida. However what you can do instead is try a soda recipe made vegan and gluten-free such as this one: https://www.rickiheller.com/2014/10/classic-soda-bread-made-vegan-and-gluten-free/. This recipe is suitable for stage 2 and beyond in the Candida diet. It uses sorghum flour, nondairy milk and baking soda and it is sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and yeast-free. Hope you get the chance of trying it and enjoying it.
Disclaimer: This article intends to provide general insights and may not apply to individual cases. It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional to ensure that any vitamin supplementation.