Proponents of the Candida Diet now include certain members of the medical fraternity. Keaton , a Consultant Physician at the Biolab Medical Unit in the UK, agrees that there is a condition, characterised by a number of symptoms, which improves dramatically on a diet low in carbohydrates, yeast-based and mould-based foods. He agrees that patients would have had symptoms for years and been subjected to a number of treatments without success. On this diet, there is spectacular improvement, noticeable within one month. Whilst Keaton is reluctant to link this condition with candida, even though it improves when yeast-based foods are eliminated from the diet, there are others who are adamant that it is caused by candida.
Doctors usually prefer to prescribe drugs than to recommend a diet change. Diet, as a treatment, tends to be underrated by doctors as they, conventionally, have not been trained in nutrition and often have an irrational fear that it may cause malnutrition . Antifungal drugs are their drugs of choice but their success appears to be short-lived. Candida has been successfully treated with just diet and results are often apparent within a month. This is better than having to suffer the side effects of antifungal drugs some of which seem to worsen the symptoms.
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