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Old 04-12-2006, 05:46 AM   #1
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Question glucose and candida question.

hi all,

i don't actually have candida but i'm very interested in alternative medicine, exercise science, nutrition, etc., and so am always looking to educate myself. i also work in a health food store and so the more i know, the better i can advise.
i know that on the candida diet all refined sugars should be avoided as the bad yeasts can feed off the sugar. my question i this though: if someone was to take an isotonic sports drink shortly before working out, and during, would the sugar be simply used as a fuel for the exercise (as glucose passes through the stomach lining and bypasses digestion, so it would in theory bypass the intestinal tract where the candida primarliy breeds) straight in to the blood stream and then to the muscles, rather than lingering in the body longer as a potential food source for the candida yeast. dig? basically, if it was utilised straight away and no excess of glucose was ingested beyond what was needed for the exercise, would it just be okay to take in glucose powder at this time only??
any ideas. i thought i'd throw this open for discussion as the idea interested me.


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Old 04-12-2006, 07:51 AM   #2
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Re: glucose and candida question.

I don't think that is the way it works. Yeast feeds on sugar and if you eat or drink it -- it feeds-- regardless of the exercise you do.

Old 04-12-2006, 10:33 PM   #3
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Re: glucose and candida question.


Excellent reasoning -- we should all do more of it instead of blindly believing everything we read in the latest diet and health books! BUT...

Please keep in mind that in order for us to utilize any of the nutrition that enters our mouths, we need to digest it. Digestion begins in the mouth with chewing and saliva. We digest (break down and absorb) more parts of the food in our stomachs. Much more is done in the intestines. If our bodies have utilized any portion of the food, including sugar, then we have digested it.

My understanding is that if we have a bad case of candida and consume sugar, then it doesn't really matter which part of our bodies digest the sugar, and it doesn't really matter how quickly we burn it off. If your body can find the sugar, then so can the candida bugs!

Would love to hear other discussion on this.


Old 04-20-2006, 01:25 AM   #4
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Re: glucose and candida question.

but i thought that glucose doesn't need digestion so to speak. in such a situation it passes straight through the lining of the stomach in to the blood stream and straight to the muscles, where it is used as immedeiate energy. digestion (in this context) is the process of breaking carbs of various complexities into the basic energy supply of glucose, but surely if i ingest glucose straight away then my body isn't having to do that- glucose is the end of the line so to speak! its already got glucose. IT, rather than the candida, can utilise it straight away, i.e. for the intensive exercise i am engaging in.


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