Candida and outlook of the infection
What is the Candida diet?
There are some practitioners of CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) that recommend a diet known as the candida-cleanse diet to help in eliminating the symptoms of headaches, fatigue and memory issues associated with brain fog.
The diet is still a controversial topic, yet some people believe that this cleanse is able to cure the syndrome, however, this theory is not yet proven.
The basic idea behind the diet is that the patient should eliminate the following foods entirely from their diet:
- White flour
As these are said to promote candidiasis. Because there is still a large amount of research needed to be conducted on the more invasive types of this infection, some practitioners do not endorse the use of the candida-cleanse diet and there are currently no clinical trials documenting the validity and effect of the diet for the treatment of the recognised medical condition.
However, the majority of sufferers have noticed improvements in a number of their symptoms when they follow this diet strictly. The thinking behind this is that through cutting out these foods, you will effectively be eliminating sugar from your diet which in turn will starve Candida of the substance it needs to grow and spread.
In addition, by eliminating the majority of processed foods, this means that the person following the diet will be looking for more nutritive alternatives which are normally healthier. By replacing junk food with healthy food, the individual is likely to feel as though they have more energy and feel generally healthier.
What is the outlook for candidiasis?
The more superficial kinds of candidiasis tend to have a more positive prognosis, such as cases of oral or vaginal thrush. These kinds of infections are seen often, and when diagnosed correctly, can be treated effectively with the individual suffering from only mild discomfort or pain, depending on the severity of the condition.
However, it is clear that more extensive research regarding invasive candidiasis is vital for ensuring early diagnosis and effective treatment. At present, there is little information regarding the condition and the sites of infection are so vast, with each one having its own unique symptoms. One hopes that with the advances in technology and recent medical breakthroughs, we will be able to learn more about the condition in the near future.
Until then, it is not something to be taken lightly and recurrent cases of Candidiasis should be treated as such and brought to the attention of a medical doctor to ensure appropriate treatment.