Menu Plan by Brittany
I had a baby in December and have recently been fighting a losing battle against thrush. A sugar-free, wheat-free diet is supposed to help, so my diet has been restrictive, to say the least. Luckily, there are a few edible items out there that I can still eat.
Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:
Monday — Acorn Squash Soup
Tuesday — Crock Pot Whole Chicken, brown rice, some sort of vegetable. (I tried to find a simple recipe to link to but they all call for so many spices. All I do is plunk that thing into the crock pot on high for about 3 hours and use a meat thermometer to be sure it is done)
Wednesday — Curry Fried Rice, One time I was craving this so badly I turned the heat up just a tad too high in hopes it would finish ten minutes faster. I burned it and cried. True story.
Thursday — Chicken Soup with acorn or butternut squash and whatever veggies I feel like throwing in the pot.
Friday — Dinner Out
Saturday — Pumpkin Waffles (I will have to substitute buckwheat and spelt flour.)
Sunday — Crunchy Black Bean Tacos
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Try swabbing your child’s mouth with diluted vinegar. Do the same to your nipples. The acids kill the yeast, and you will be thrush free in no time.
Alex Algebra says
Hey! I have been battling intestinal candida overgrowth for awhile – been on a strict anti-candida diet for 40-some days now. If you find that you aren’t getting better, check out the strict diet and anti-fungal protocol at candidadiet.com’s forums (the forums, not the website). Finding it literally saved my life!! A lot of what you posted is still pretty sugar-y, as folks have pointed out (squash, rice, beans, etc.)
Also, if you are in the Portland area, I have so many water kefir grains that I can’t handle it…email me if you want some. Kefir is a super rad way to populate yourself with more good bacteria 🙂
I have a page of recipes and my candida journal as well at http://sometimesalexeats.tumblr.com – definitely strong language on there though (I have some bad days :p) but some good recipes!
Just linked to the crunchy bean taco recipe and found myself face to face with THE “F” word. I couldn’t get past it and didn’t even get to the recipe, which I think was a little further down on the page. I’m normally not someone who is easily offended, I just wasn’t expecting it…. Especially in a link from FLNW. Just thought you should know…
Oh my goodness, I apologize big time for that. I got that recipe off of pinterest and I haven’t tried it yet. I hadn’t read through as carefully as I should have.
I’d just wanted to say… This sugar-free menu might be “added sugar” free, but the rice and flours do the same for your insulin as if you were consuming sugar. This is a two-faced coin. Food for thought.
I also was going to ask if spelt would affect the thrush. In actuality it is processed very differently than standard wheat flour by the body and thus is sometimes tolerated by wheat sensitive people. I think your goal is more to ct out carbs which process into sugar and feed the yeast. I am about to try pancakes from almond and coconut flour.
Also when I suffered what saved me was the Nutritional Healing book. They had a wonderful regiment of vitamins. That in combo with cutting out the sugar cleared me up. Mine was very bad, internal and growing externally on my skin. GL!
Just in case you didn’t know, spelt is actually a form of wheat and thus not wheat-free. It’s common for people to be told it isn’t, but it’s an ancient form of wheat.
I knew this was going to be pointed out :). Yes I know that spelt is actually and ancient form of wheat, but my thrush is improving so I am going to risk it. I’ve got to keep my sanity! Thanks!
Jenn G. says
I’m so sorry you are dealing with thrush! I fought that for 6 months with my nursing baby and I remember how miserable it was. I hope and pray you will win the battle, but don’t beat yourself up if you end up having to quit nursing. I had a very hard time with it myself, but I know I did the best I could for my baby.
.Best wishes 🙂