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Treatment for Intestinal Candida

Whereas the scientific literature does not even recognize the entity of GI candidiasis as a cause of many vague symptoms, some practitioners claim that even when clinical signs of infection are absent, yeast-related problems can cause or trigger multiple symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal bloating, mood swings, depression, anxiety, dizziness, unexpected weight gain, difficulty in concentrating, muscle and joint pain, cravings for sugar or alcoholic beverages, psoriasis, hives, respiratory and ear problems, menstrual problems, infertility, impotence, bladder infections, prostatitis, and "feeling bad all over". The web site http://quackwatch.com details some of the reasons why traditional medicine does not endorse such a diagnosis.

The major ingredients of many commercial "herbal" treatments for yeast infections of the intestine are garlic, fiber, lactobacillus and caprylic acid. All of these compounds are included in the HiMoLoCarb diet except the caprylic acid. However, caprylic acid is present in very high amounts in coconut. According to the USDA nutritional analysis tables, dried unsweetened coconut meat contains about 4.5% caprylic acid. If you eat one tablespoon (about 5 grams) you will get 225 mg of caprylic acid which is more than most commercial treatments contain.

Therefore, if you believe in the "yeast theory", the HiMoLoCarb diet plan, which includes high fiber and daily yogurt, should treat and control all yeast problems if you include one gram of garlic extract (one one clove of garlic) and one tablespoon of dried coconut daily.

One tablespoon of dried coconut will contain 1.2 grams total carbohydrate which includes 0.75 grams of fiber.

You can add the coconut to pancakes, soups, stews or mix it with the yogurt.