Juice for People with Candida
Have you ever heard of The Body Ecology Diet?
This diet is geared toward people who suffer from candida and other opportunistic infections due to yeast, fungus and parasites.
Recently, I started reading this book based on the recommendation of one of my favorite health gurus–Truth Calkins. (Truth doesn’t really have much of a web presence, but if you’re ever in L.A., you can find him at the Erewhon Market tonic bar.)
Anyway, The Body Ecology Diet is a fascinating book. I’m learning a ton from it, and although I don’t think I have full-blown candida, I’m taking away lots of great insights about how I can continue to evolve and improve my health.
The Body Ecology Diet is all about how to encourage positive probiotic activity in our bodies. By helping the good kind of bacteria grow in our bodies, we can ward off invasion from opportunistic baddies like candida.
Candida feeds off of sugars, so part of the diet involves drastically cutting out sweets in virtually every form from cakes and candies straight on through to fruits, alcohol and carbohydrates like bread and pasta (which convert to sugars in our bodies when we eat them).
I’m gearing up to try this diet out, and I’m already seeing lots of interesting improvements without even jumping 100% into it.
Today, I wanted to share a simple juice recipe that comes straight out of The Body Ecology Diet book.
The only sweet element comes in the form of green apple, which isn’t sweet enough to trigger candida or other sugar-feeding invaders.
I’ve been enjoying this juice regularly for the past week or so, and I’ve even gotten used to the absence of sweetness! It’s actually pretty scrumptious, and you can really taste the depth of flavors that come from the vegetables (which most of us spend a lifetime running from–to the detriment of our health!).
Body Ecology Juice Recipe
The key here is the proportion of the ingredients.
We’re going to be adding:
- Romaine Lettuce
- Green Apple
But we’re not just going to combine these ingredients willy-nilly (which both you and I know would most likely result in a juice filled to the gills with apple and light on the veggies). Instead, we’re going to combine these ingredients in the following percentages:
- 50% Celery
- 30% Zucchini
- 10% Romaine Lettuce
- 5% Parsley
- 5% Green Apple
If you make this juice right, it should taste more salty (from the celery) than sweet. But the apple is there to lightly cut the deep chlorophyll intensity of the veggies.
Don’t Trust Your Tongue at First!
One of the problems people get into when they try to shift from a less healthy way of eating into a healthier one is their taste buds often don’t agree with the new “healthy” foods.
I’ve seen countless people held back from radiant health by the limitations their previous dietary habits have created in their ability to appreciate different tastes.
We love sweet and salty flavors, but how many of us have cultivated a genuine love for bitter or pungent flavors?
This juice is a gentle way for you to begin cultivating your appreciation for the flavors beyond sweet.
Take it slow, enjoy and definitely check out The Body Ecology Diet–it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read on health.