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we all know that dancers need real healthy nutrituous food to keep us going, keep our bodies strong, and help with a variety of other things such as bloating, injuries, inflamation, you name it. a balanced diet is the key to success, and is just as important as physical training to a dancer or athlete.
…so i have to tell you guys that unfortunately what i was eating for the last half of last season (roughly dec-june) was wreaking havoc on my body and immune system. i’d gotten fed up with dieting and eating the same foods all the time, and i decided to just let go and eat what i want when i wanted it.
surprisingly, on a diet of mainly pizza and beer i suddenly dropped a lot of weight for no apparent reason. for some reason i thought i could keep just eating whatever i wanted (which was generally just crap food: candy, cakes, lots of bread, minimal veggies, lots of take aways…etc) without consequence on my body or dancing. i was really wrong.
recently i’ve had a handful of health issues, and finally after consulting multiple doctors as well as my grandmother (who is a homeopathic nurse), we’ve concluded i have candida overgrowth.
what is candida? candida is a type of fungus that is in your body, and is harmless if kept contained by your immune system. but if your immune system is compromised, it can invade and cause illness and infection. A few of the side effects include yeast infections, weight loss, athlete’s foot, fatigue, bloating, indigestion… and that’s just scratching the surface.
the foods i was eating were feeding this, and i wasn’t giving my immune system any fuel to fight it, thus it is out of control and needs to be solved.
so instead of complaining (like i’ve been doing recently), i thought maybe for the next three months while i’m on this strict diet (it’s even stricter that vegan or gluten-free diets) i’d post daily on instagram, snapchat, and here about my meals or other things i make to eat, give recipes, and generally just bring a little attention to this issue because this is the first i’ve ever heard of it and from the side effects list i have a feeling a lot of people may have it and not know what’s wrong.
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input on this? xxx