Greetings, greetings greetings.
I got a question in from somebody.
"Is the paleo diet good to get rid of candida?" Let's have a look at that one.
I'm not sure if I've done a video previouslyon paleo diet.
Paleo diets are very interesting.
Paleo diets have been around for thousandsof years.
In fact, my favorite book written in the 80swas called Paleolithic Prescription by Dr.
S Eaton and Connor, a very good book.
I can remember reading that book a long timeago thinking, "Wow, this is how I'll be eating for a long time.
" This has become quite a faddy kind of thingnow, eating nuts and eating seeds and eatings meats and organ meats and bone broths, andthese sorts of things.
But is it a good way to get rid of candida? Well, I can tell you now there's really nogood particular diet to get rid of candida, because really the diet varies in some degreefrom person to person.
The main tenets of a good anti-candida dietare taking the sugars out, the sodas out, the crap food out of the diet like pizzasand just crappy food, and by eating a higher quality diet.
Now, vegans can follow a candida diet, paleoscan follow a candida diet, Muslims can follow that, Catholics can follow that.
It doesn't matter what your belief systemis because to me paleo is just another belief system.
Chances are if you're eating very healthylike me, you're probably eating kind of paleo already anyway.
I would tend to be careful of really wackyor way out diets, and some of these diets are pretty crazy.
I'm not going to mention some of them, butwe've got some carbohydrate type of diets that I think are a little bit far fetchedand way out.
Paleo is quite a good approach, but it doesn'tsuit some people.
Some people are not really going to like eatingmeat, for example.
They're going to be looking at other kindof proteins.
I prefer this paleo approach because I feeleating this is a good level of satiety.
You feel full when you've eaten some typeof animal protein.
I believe also it's conducive for health.
It builds good blood health, good digestivehealth.
I get a little bit concerned with people whodon't eat any meat at all, who just tend to eat vegetables and grains.
I find that quite a difficult approach forcandida.
I find it a difficult approach to stop bloatingand gas and bowel issues.
You've got issues with sugars and fibers inmany different kinds of vegetables.
If you've got poor bacteria, it can createa lot of digestive discomfort.
If you've got issues with paleo and particularlywith meat, try eggs.
There are many different types of meats youcan eat on a paleo approach.
Maybe you don't like red meat, which I'm nota huge fan of.
Maybe fish is better, some salmon or somesardines or fresh white filets.
I'm not a big fan of shellfish or the bottomfeeders.
I get a bit concerned.
I just read an interesting article now onthe amount of plastic found in bottom feeders for example.
Fragments, because there's so many trilliontons of plastic in the ocean now, it's actually making its way into crustaceans as well.
We have to be careful.
Paleo is a good approach.
It's a sound approach, but the best approachfor you is the approach that makes you feel good.
I always say to patients, find the proteinthat resonates with you, that makes you feel good, okay? You're going to wear the clothes that youlike to wear.
You're going to drive the car that you liketo drive.
You can't say everybody needs to buy a redmotor vehicle.
Some people might like a green one or a whiteone.
It's the same with diet in my opinion.
We gravitate towards the things that we likeand that make us feel good, so try different proteins out.
My favorite proteins, egg, lamb, and fish.
Not in that particular order.
I think they're really good proteins for me.
They suit me.
Of course vegetables, you need to eat vegetableson a paleo diet too.
You can't just eat meat alone.
I would like you include particularly somevegetables that have got a high prebiotic potential.
Written about those on EricBaker.
I believe I've done videos on vegetables withprebiotic potential.
Green beans for example, broccoli, cauliflower,the brassicas.
Sprouts, mung bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts.
There's many types of food you can eat.
Sweet potato, yams, Jerusalem artichokes,lettuce, endive, I think they call it, rocket.
These are all really good foods that inducegood levels of beneficial bacteria.
Beet tops and beets, all good foods to eat.
Be sure to include foods that help to buildgood levels of gut bacteria.
For some people, they might like to have kefirin their diet.
Other people have yogurt, some people kombucha.
There's merits and benefits and disadvantagesto all of those foods as well.
I'm not a big fan of kefir or kombucha forpeople with very poor digestive health.
I prefer to get the health up to a higherspec before I start including those foods.
But is paleo diet good to get rid of candida? I think it is.
I think it's a sound approach, but i thinkyou need to modify paleo to suit yourself, all right? Make sure that you don't eat too much of onefood.
It's not a good idea to eat handfuls of nut.
You're going to end up with problems.
Eat small amounts of nuts.
Eat protein regularly, eat plenty of vegetableson this diet, and eat the kind of fruits that are conducive towards good bacteria that aren'tgoing to push the sugar levels up.
You need to modify paleo.
Let's make it a personalized paleo diet.
I think that's going to be the right approachfor you for candida.
That's what the MEVY diet is all about whenyou think about it.
Meat, eggs, vegetables, and yogurt.
It's very much a paleo kind of approach.
Thanks for tuning in.