If you search the Internet, you will find a lot of information about the Candida diet. Most of them will have one thing in common: They will recommend avoiding fermented foods, because those foods contain mold. Still, some of them will recommend using apple cider vinegar; as part of your diet or as a component of your enema recipes.
That is a very controversial topic in the Candida diet: the use of apple cider vinegar. I searched the internet, spoke to microbiologists, winemakers, and food technology specialists. Now I know how this vinegar is made, how it works, and how candida reacts. The conclusion I made for myself that I want to share is that raw apple cider vinegar is an excellent remedy for Candida symptoms.
The main point to pay attention to is also the quality of the apple cider vinegar. It should be raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, the cloudy one, not the clear one.
It should be cloudy because the transparent underwent the clarification process, which involves high temperature use. This high temperature kills all the good things in apple cider vinegar.
Not only apple cider vinegar, being a fermented food helps cure Candida, sauerkraut is good too. The reason those two foods are good is the fermentation process. They are fermented by lactic bacteria; These bacteria are also contained in the vaginal flora and compete with yeasts for the living environment. These foods bring the good and friendly bacteria to our body. Both are also rich in digestive enzymes, which help digest the food we eat.
Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage. Lactobacteria ferment all the sugar in cabbage. And the lack of sugars is like scorched earth for Candida: it starves.
Apple cider vinegar also works for the Candida diet – it kills Candida directly. Actually, this vinegar is so good for treating Candida, that sometimes it works too well. And it brings up some nasty reactions, known to Candida researchers as the extinction reaction or the Herxheimer reaction, which is a good thing, even if it feels pretty bad.
Apple cider vinegar is used to cure vaginal yeast infections, when used in douching. (I’ve seen these kinds of jerks sold in drugstores.)
It can be applied on the skin to cure Candida skin and foot symptoms.
For intestinal Candida, the vinegar water enema is a perfect solution.
And it is widely used as a household cleaning agent: it is perfect for cleaning your house of mold. And molds are yeasts, you know?