50 years ago, a “soda” was considered a treat, something enjoyed every once in a while. Today, consumption of sodas and sugary drinks have more or less replaced water altogether, for many people. Today, Americans consume over 120 lbs of sugar per person per year, on average. This is more than at any other time in history. A big part of this consumption of sugar is due to the wide-spread availability of sugary beverages, soft drinks and soda.
Because fungi’s favorite food is sugar, people with fungal issues often crave sugar and consume quite a bit of it. For this reason, if you crave sugary drinks or soda or have a hard time giving those things up, this may be evidence that something else is driving your cravings.
In order to combat the ravages of fungal infections, the Phase One Diet was created. The Phase One Diet eliminates the majority of sugar from the diet, along with foods like grains, corns, starches, and alcohol. The Phase one Diet seeks to eliminate foods from the diet that would potentially feed a pathogenic fungal infection, and foods that are known to be contaminated with fungal poisons, known as mycotoxins.
Many people going on the diet report great difficulty giving up sugar, initially, when going on the diet. Many often go through a period of feeling worse than they did before, a period known as a “Herxheimer reaction”. However, after a period of time spent on the diet, many people report relief from symptoms that have plagued them for years, all from a few simple dietary changes, namely eliminating sugar.
Regardless of whether you feel like you are suffering from a fungal condition or not, it is best to eliminate the sugary beverages, soft drinks, and sodas from your diet. Your health will thank you in the long run.