When I first read over the list of foods to cut in order to restore my digestive health, the one that gave me the biggest shock was coffee.
My eyes scanned the list: Sugar– bummer, but no surprise; Wheat and Gluten– That kinda sucks, but I’ll figure it out; Peanut Butter– Oh man! Well, I guess almond butter is supposed to be pretty good; Coffee– Come On! Are you kidding me?
But after scouring countless Candida books, websites and forums, I had to face facts: coffee is a stimulant which releases sugar into the bloodstream and feeds yeast. It’s also acidic, which slows down or halts the body’s attempts at healing itself.
Over the last two years I’ve been on a mission to find the closest thing to real coffee. Although I really love, and actually prefer now, healthier options like this ginger cinnamon tea, I still miss coffee.
Not the caffeine or the jolt, just the roasty smell, the warmth and the subtle bite of it, which is particular to nothing else. If you feel the same I have excellent news for you. [Read more…]