The Best Treatment I’ve Found for Candida

Treatment for Candida - Mud Hut Mama

I had a couple of questions about candida after my post about starting a cleanse so thought I would share what I have discovered over the years here. My disclaimer is that I am definitely not a doctor, this is just what I’ve tried based on a lot of reading and advice from holistic practitioners. It is what has worked for me. Candida Albicans is a fungus that is always found in the genital and intestinal tracts. When good bacteria, like those found in yogurt with live cultures, is removed, often after a course or repeated courses of antibiotics, the candida can grow to a disproportionate level and cause a variety of different aliments. For me it is usually headaches and often migraines, fuzzy head, […] Read more »

Time for Another Cleanse: A Diet to Get Rid of Candida Yeast

It’s happened again: so many birthdays, so much cake, too much coffee, and too much overindulgence. I’m in a slump. The fuzzy head came back, the sluggishness and lack of energy returned and on top of that I’m irritable and have gained just enough weight that my waist bands are starting to feel too tight. It would have been best to stick to an all natural real food diet in the first place but since I didn’t it is definitely time to eliminate sugar and refined carbohydrates and kick this candida out of my body again. Last week I cut out coffee with added sugar – my two big nemeses. I love coffee but I know that I come to rely on it very quickly. […] Read more »

What’s Wrong With a High Sugar Diet?

What's Wrong With a High Sugar Diet?

As someone who has an ongoing battle with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and candida (an overgrowth of the candida fungus in the digestive system), I have a strong opinion about sugar. I have seen so many health benefits from eliminating sugar as much as possible from my diet, and while I understand that it affects some more than others, cutting back on sugar can only have a beneficial effect on health. My husband often teases me as I scour food labels, but the fact of the matter is, when I eat well I feel great and when I don’t I feel absolutely terrible. Most of the time when I’m feeling terrible it is because I’ve allowed too much refined sugar to creep back into my […] Read more »

Healthy Eating Plan: Bringing Real Food Back

Healthy Eating Plan

Every time we visit the States I am amazed at how far removed from real food we, as a nation, have become.  Walking through a supermarket it seems you can buy anything you could possibly want in a pretty box and it’s either ready to eat or will be after a few minutes in the microwave.  I’ve picked up a number of these boxes and looked at the ingredients, what are these things and where did they originate?  If the answer is in a lab and not on a farm could it possibly be good for you? I define real food as food I can easily and clearly trace back to it’s origin.  When I eat real food with minimum processing I feel great, I […] Read more »