This. This is the kind of shit that makes me want to poke my own eyes out.
I am currently reading The Candida Cure Cookbook by Ann Boroch. I actually meant to order The Candida Cure: Yeast, Fungus and Your Health, but I guess I screwed up in my brainfog and ordered the sequel. This one is mostly a cookbook, whereas the first book is more of the manifesto, I guess. Maybe the first book explains all of this stuff better, but I find the sequel disappointing. It’s a great cookbook, but I am looking for the reasoning behind some of this information, and I’m just not seeing it in this book. For example, she has a list of foods to eat, and a list of foods to avoid. There is very little explanation for why foods are on each list. Sometimes it’s obvious. Some foods, like grains, contain starch. Starch converts to sugar in your body and thus feeds yeast.
But then she has brown rice, wild rice and quinoa on the list of foods to eat. And also squash and sweet potatoes. You’re only supposed to eat these in small amounts, only 2 or 3 times per week. Ok. Weird, but whatever.
Then on the Foods to Avoid list, there’s pork. Hmmm. I thought, well, if this lady is so popular and has cured so many people of candida, someone else must have asked this question already. Why no pork?
(To be fair, this is not on Ann Boroch’s website. The only thing on her website about pork is some weird thing about swine flu.)
For those of you who understandably don’t want to take the time to read this bullshit, let me synthesize:
Someone has the same question I do: I can’t eat anything except meat, but now I’m reading that pork is bad. Why is that?
Someone responds: The Blood-type diet says it’s bad. So do Muslims and Israelis. This person then goes into a really weird non-scientific story about how pigs bodies are toxic because they eat themselves to death.
Our questioner takes slight issue with these non-factual statements, having actually raised pigs and sheep themselves.
The responder tries to make themselves sound knowledgeable about pig farming, but just comes off as self-righteous.
Someone else jumps in with some very unscientific guesses about why pork might be bad.
Someone else jumps in and starts quoting Edgar Cayce. Because that’s relevant.
Our questioner comments that Wow, pork must be really bad, since so many people say it’s bad.
The Edgar Cayce-Quoter concurs. Pork is really really bad.
What the fuckety fuck fuck? This is not helpful! To anyone! When you are seriously asking a question about what you should or should not be eating to try to deal with your desperate health problem, you need scientific factual information, not jargon and trendy diet bullshit and Edgar Fucking Cayce! What in the fucking hell?
Until I see some real science or actual facts, I am NOT giving up pork. I have access to amazing pasture-raised pork that is incredibly good, and I want someone to give me a REAL FUCKING REASON WHY I SHOULDN’T EAT IT.