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Candida - Symptoms and Diet

“The entire range of Orgran products are suitable for people with dairy and yeast sensitivity. Orgran products are ideal as they are free from dairy, egg, lactose, casein, milk, yeast and wheat”


 What is Candida?


Candida is a yeast, which is normally present in the bowel. It feeds on sugars, simple carbohydrates and fermented products like alcohol and cheese. Unfortunately the presence of candida in the body weakens the immune system, which has to try and cope with the toxins produced by the yeast. The yeast takes over and turns into a nasty mycelial form, which sends out mycelia or roots, which invade the rest of the body. This is where the long-term problems start as unpleasant symptoms are produced in the part of the body that the yeast takes control of.



The list of symptoms below has been collated from the case histories in many books. No-one has all of them and obviously many of them can be attributed to other problems. If you do suspect you have candida however just looking through the list might help to confirm your suspicions. You may not have all of them at the same time but may have any of them at any time depending on which part of your body the candida has taken over. 


Digestive problems

white coated tongue
alternate diarrhoea and constipation
irritable when hungry
mucus in stool
flattened stool

frequent sore throats
bad breath
sore mouth
rectal itch
white discharge from the bowels
abdominal pain
feeling of never having a complete bowel movement
urgency to pass stool


Urino-genital problems

vaginal itch/burning
vaginal discharge
repeating cystitis
urinary urgency
burning on urination

painful periods
menstrual cramps
lack of interest in sexual activity
urinary frequency




Avoid foods that you may be sensitive to. Cow’s milk and milk products and wheat are the most likely here. To reduce the strain on the immune system and to allow the maximum absorption of the nutrients, you may try a rotation diet as an optional alternative, a Glutamine supplement will also help here. A simple explanation of food combining is not to eat proteins and carbohydrates at the same meal because they are digested in different acidic environments. A rotation diet works on the principle that it takes five days for traces of a food to be removed from the body. Eating a food type only every five days means that: the immune system has a chance to recover by not being subjected to the same allergens everyday. When food is re-introduced after five days an adverse re-action will indicate that your body is intolerant to that substance. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, organic if possible to provide essential nutrients and antioxidants to repair the immune system and fibre to help repair the digestive system.


How can Orgran products assist?


The entire range of Orgran products are suitable for people with dairy and yeast sensitivity. Orgran products are ideal as they are free from dairy, egg, lactose, casein, milk, yeast and wheat. For those wanting to follow the general principles of healthy eating, you can enjoy the benefits of alternative grains with Orgran’s great range of pastas, crispibreads, bread and baking mixes, breakfast cereals and biscuits. Orgran products are a delicious inclusion in a yeast free diet.

This information on Candida was referenced with permission from

This information was provided for general use only. Please seek medical advice from a GP or health professional before considering undertaking any diet.