Info, Tips, and FAQ’s about the Candida Cleanse


Candida Cleanse? What’s that?  Most people want to start because it is a cleanse but don’t know why they should.  Simply, candida is a yeast.  Although there are many types of candida, I encourage the “candida cleanse” for those who feel frequent bloating after meals, fatigue and headaches.  The benefits for most who do this type of candida cleanse are awesome!  Most people who do the cleanse lose weight, notice more muscle definition, feel more energetic and overall just feel better.  But my favorite benefit is the wake up call that we get: we eat more sugar than we think.  By taking out the sugars and “silent sugars”, or foods that have a high glycemic index (GI) but aren’t necessarily “sugary”, we realize that the glycemic load of our daily caloric consumption is not that healthy.  The “candida diet” prescription is growing popularity among alternative medicine practitioners, naturopaths and even MD’s, but not without scrutiny over its science.  Here is a quick article from Mayo Clinic.  I don’t recommend this type of diet for a lifetime, but for three weeks it’s managble….and out of all the cleanse’s that I have researched, this is one that you can work-out without any major health risks.  Once your three weeks are over, gradually introduced the healthy “no” foods back into your diet.  I recommend starting with fruits.  I hope you feel better from this cleanse by learning how to eat cleaner.  Good luck!


-Talk to your Doctor before you decide to change your diet.

-Set yourself up for success, don’t buy items you are trying to avoid.

-Read your labels.  Avoid ingredients that end in -ose and/or contains gums.

-When eating out, make sure you know what is in your food.

-All or nothing.  If you want the benefits of the cleanse, do it 100%.

-Explore new recipes, learn how to cook clean.

-Don’t forget your probiotic pearls.


Why so long, three weeks?!

When Dr. Joel Friedman perscribed this cleanse for me, he said that people can clear up candida overgrowth by just eating clean, but it would take months and most don’t have the discipline for that long.  So three weeks was his compromise with the help of the probiotic pearls.

What can I use to substitute cow’s milk?

You can use a variety of milks like soy, rice, almond and/or coconut.  Make sure that there are no sweetners or additives.

Can I have crackers or whole grain pastas?

As long as your item is made from 100% whole grains, yes.  Make sure that the ingredients does not include anything else.

How should I eat after the three weeks?

Gradually begin to include the items from the “no” colum to your diet.  Most people by then don’t crave the “junk” but really want to eat fruits.


Om Maui Candida Cleanse

Om Maui Candida Cleanse

Join the feeling of eating clean* and feeling cleaner with your friends at #ommaui. Starting the week of 8/10/2015, Om Maui Studio will begin our annual candida #cleanse. For three consecutive weeks, accompanied by a daily dose of probiotic pearls, here are the yummy items that you can enjoy:

No: Yes:
Sugars (lactose, fructose, sucrose, syrups) Goat and Sheep Products (Goat cheese, Kefir, etc.)
Fruits & Citrus 100% Whole Grains
Processed foods (white flours, bread, etc.) Lean Cuts of Protein  (Chicken, Fish, Eggs, etc.)
Cow’s Milk and Products Nuts & Seeds (Raw and salted)
Fermented Foods (Alcohol, etc.) All Vegetables (Root veggies, tomatoes & carrots, etc.)
Fried Foods Feta Cheese
Mushrooms, Tempeh, molds Lentils, Beans & Soy
Vinegar Oils
Yeast & Nutritional Yeast Salt, Spices, Herbs
Sugar Substitutes (Stevia is ok) Coconut
If you can’t pronounce the name, or don’t know what it is Coffee & Tea (caffeinated ok)

For more information about the Om Maui Candida Cleanse and tips for what to eat and where to buy your food on Maui email Rebecca Jakeway at So let’s get started: 1st Choose any day that is best for you to begin this week 2nd Keep Om Maui posted via social media on your progress #ommauicleanse 3rdRemain active with your normal training at Om Maui, eat clean and enjoy the results!

*Talk to your doctor to find if this cleanse is right for you.

Sustainable Wellness: Train for life

Sustainable wellness implies that you have a long-term commitment to your well-being physically, mentally and nutritionally.  If you’re serious about your fitness, sport or skill, sustainable wellness is a key factor for non-stop improvement, strength and injury prevention.  If you are a “recreational professional”,  you probably have events that motivate you to train harder like a special performance day at your favorite class, a race or a competition.  Training for a short-term goal like weight loss, strength or a special event can make or break you depending on how hard and smart you push yourself to compete and reach your goal.  But with the mindset that you are committed to your long-term health you can avoid sacrificing your well-being just to make the podium for that one event.  When you train for life, you can feel like you’re in “1st place” all the time.  So keep it simple, train hard and train smart for the most important event ever. LIFE!

Train For Life