This client had a candida infection (virginal yeast infection) problem when she came to Body Inc. Since 2 years ago, she has faced this same problem every few months. Candida albicans is part of our natural microflora that commonly live in or on our bodies. It can be found in the GI tract, mouth and the vagina.
She has been putting on weight since 2017 despite exercising (yoga) 2 to 4 times a week. She also experiences severe bloating, water retention and constantly craving for sweets before menses. No supplements such as probiotics, fish oil or turmeric could help reduce her candida infection.
She never thought that her diet could be the problem.
Prior to coming for detox at Body Inc., this is her typical daily diet:
Breakfast – granola with Greek yogurt (dairy) and nuts/latte (sugar)/fish ball noodle (wheat/gluten).
Lunch – avocado toast (yeast & wheat/gluten), scrambled eggs (dairy), almond nut butter with bread (nuts and wheat).
Tea-time – chocolate every other day (dairy & sugar), scones (wheat), bubble tea (sugar).
Dinner – eat out at Chinese restaurants.
Her dinner was her only proper meal. Otherwise her diet was full of dairy, nuts, yeast, wheat and sugar which are the very contributors to the overgrowth of yeast. There was a lack of fruits and vegetables, and proper unrefined complex carbs like rice.
She went on a 21 day detox program. She was lethargic on the first day and had hard stools for the first 3 days of detox. Subsequently, the stools became normal and bowel movements were at 2-3 times daily. By day 10, she had no more bloating. She used to rely on “ru yi” oil for her very bad bloating, and used to feel hungry easily. Now she no longer has such cravings or hunger for no reason.
We told her to avoid salads and dressings.
By day 21, she has no more candida problems. Now she knows what our health coach meant by having no cravings. When she first came to us, she could not understand how anyone could have no cravings. She thought, "Maybe they are not foodies, that’s why they have no cravings." But apparently she interviewed some friends who ate all kinds of food and yet they had no food cravings.
Well, people who eat proper food usually do not put on weight so easily, as compared to those who eat less.
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