The term candidiasis refers to infections caused by the Candida albicans fungal bacteria. Parts of the body that can be affected vary widely, and include the mouth, head (infants), nails, sexual organs and anus.

The proliferation of the Candida albicans fungus is stimulated by a diet that is too alkaline, excessively rich in carbohydrates, and in some cases too rich in gluten and dairy products. Intake of these foods should be reduced, or even eliminated altogether, at least for some time, with preference given to fresh fruits and vegetables, grown under organic conditions if possible. Going on a raw food diet for a few weeks is often effective as well. 152

Recommended foods

– clay (add a teaspoon of nutritional clay to a glass of water)

– beets, carrots, celery, cabbage (cooked and raw), squash, watercress, spinach, turnip (raw), parsley, leeks, green peppers (raw), potatoes, green salads, tomatoes

– black currants, dates

– wholegrains

– chervil, onions

– sorrel, whole grain bread

– all fresh fruit, and especially strawberries, kiwis, peaches

– dried green legumes

– fish and poultry

Foods to avoid

– butter and cheese (except for elderly persons)

– smoked or barbecued foods

– eggs

– meat in general