The Candida Diet Part II

The Allowable List

This will take a little time so will be updating this list as time permits. This is a big list and is great to print off and take to the store to use as a shopping list. You will be surprised how good you can eat and you will lose weight at the same time. I have many people that have followed this diet and have had great weight lose success. One woman lost a total of 87lbs. by following this diet and taking Aqua Flora within 4 months.

Allowable Foods on a Candida Diet

Foods that are Allowed and not Allowed on a Candida Diet

There is a lot of controversity of what foods are allowed on a Candida Control Diet. I have done extensive research to find the right diet. Here I will be publishing a list of foods that are allowed on the diet and also a list of foods that are not allowed.

Vegetables

Allowable Vegetables

Vegetables:

Artichoke

Arugula

Asparagus

Avocado

Bamboo shoots

Beet greens

Bok choy

Broccoli

Brussel sprouts

Burdock root

Cabbage

Carrots (cooked)

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Celery

Chives

Collard greens

Cucumber

Dandelion greens

Endive

Escarole

Fennel

Garlic

Jicama

Kale

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Lettuces

Mustard greens

Okra

Onions

Parsley

Radishes

Rutabaga

Scallions

Shallots

Spaghetti squash

Spinach

Sprouts (mold free)

Swiss chard

Turnips

Watercress

Zucchini

Bell peppers

Cayanne

Chili pepper

Eggplant

Ground cherry

Pepino

Paprika

Pimento

Tomato

Tamatillo

Fruits

Allowed Fruits

Fruits

Avocado

Lemons

Limes

Carnberries (sugar & sulphite-free)

Meats

Allowable Meats

Meats

Antelope

Beef

Buffalo

Chicken

Cornish hen

Duck

Elk

Goose

Game birds

Lamb

Rabbit

Veal

Venison

Fish

Allowable Fish

Fish

All organically farmed fish

Herring

Kippers

Pilchards

Sardines

Sprat

Whitebait

Anchovies

Carp

Mussels

White bass

Cod

Sole

Halibut

Mullet

Prawns

Tilapia

Turbot

Shrimp

Scallops

Eggs-Organic Please

Eggs

Eggs are allowed but try to get organic. Chickens that do not lay organic eggs have been fed antibiotics and this is carried through to the eggs. Antibiotics are one of the gretest contributors to Candida.

Tea

Allowable Beverges

Beverages

Purified water

Lemon or lime water (may be sweetened with stevia)

Kolorex tea

Pau D'Arco tea

Roobios rea

Daily detox tea

All natural herbal teas

Sparkling water

Soda water

Fresh non-sweetened veggie juices

Nut milks

Stevia Plant

Allowable Sweetners

Sweetners

Stevia extract-now available in many flavors.

Chicolin Natural chicory extract.

Xylitol is also an allowable sweetner on the Candida diet.

Spices

Allowable Spices

Spices and Herbs

All organically grown fresh herbs.

All dried and fresh spices.

Nuts and Seeds

Allowable Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and Seeds

Almonds-raw

Brazil nuts

Filberts

Macadamia nuts

Pine nuts

Seeds:

Pumpkin

Sesame

Sunflower (shelled)

Hemp (shelled)

Almond Butter

Allowed Nut and Seed Butters

Nut and Seed Butters

Almond

Macadamia

Hemp nut

Pumpkin seed

Sesame (tahini)

Sunflower

Flax Oil

Allowable Fats and Oils

Fats and Oils

High quality, cold-pressed oils stored in dark container (may need refigeration)

Flax (raw only)

Pumpkin

Hemp

Sesame

Extra Virgin olive

For Cooking:

Ghee

Organic Cocnut butter

Palm oil

Olive oil

Legumes

Allowable Legumes

Legumes

Aduki beans

Black beans

Brown Lentils

Chick peas

Green beans

Green lentils

Kidney beans

Lupini beans

Mung beans

Navy beans

Snow peas

String beans

These in moderation:

Pinto

Romano

Black eyed peas

grains

Allowable Grains

Allowable Grains:

Buckwheat

Millet

All rices except white rice

Amaranth

Quinoa

Teff

Wild rice

Rye

Spelt

Whole grain pastas except for wheat

Oats if not gluten intolerant

List of Flours that can be Subsituted on a Candida Diet

If you are Gluten intolerant, please stay away from the flours with a (G).


Almond-flour and meal


Amaranth-whole (as hot cereal). flour, puffed


Barley (G)_whole, hulled, flakes, flour


Buckwheat-whole, cereal, flour (raw or roasted)


Couscous


Cassava-flour


Chestnut-flour


Flaxseed- whole and mealed


Hazelnut-flour and mealed


Jerusalem artichoke-flour


Kamut (G)-bran whole grains, flaked, flour, pasta


Kuzu (also called Kudzu)-starch


Legume Flours-yellow and green pea, red and green

lentil, white, lima and pinto bean


Malanga-flour


Millet-whole grain, flour


Milo/sorghum-flour


Oat (G)-scotch style, flour, oat bran, rolled flakes


Pearled millet-whole flour


Poo (dehydrated)-starch and flour


Potato, white-flour and starch


Quinoa-whole, flour, puffed


Rice (short, medium, long grain)-whole, flour, pasta, puffed, cakes, crackers


Rye (G)-flakes, flour


Soy-flakes, grits, flour


Spelt (G)-whole grains, flakes, flour, pasta


Tapioca-starch flour


Teff-whole (for hot cereals), flour


Water chestnut-flour


White sweet potato-flour


Wild rice-whole


Yam (true yam)-flour


Lotus-flour, pasta



FOODS NOT ALLOWED ON A CANDIDA DIET

Here is the list of foods that are NOT ALLOWED on the Candida diet.

Vegetables:

Any vegetables that are pickled in vinegar

Beverages:

Fruit juices

Soda Pop

Alcoholic beverages

Coffee (due to the fungicide that is used to kill a bore that afflicts the coffee plant, this is used for organically grown coffee too)

Black tea

Meat, fish and eggs:

Smoked to processed meats

Smoked fish

Pickled meat

Sausage

Hot dogs

Corned beef

Pastrami

Ham

Nuts and Seeds:

Peanuts

Roasted, salted nuts

Pistachios

Pecans

Walnuts

Cashew

Peanut Butter

Fruits:

Dried or candied fruits

Grains and Seeds:

Wheat

Organic wheat

Bulgar wheat

Semolina wheat

Durham wheat

Malto-dextrim

Dairy:

Oleo or margarines

Butter (clarified only)

Milk

Cream

Yogurt

Ice Cream

Sour Cream

Whipped cream

Cow cheeses

Miscellaneous:

All yeast products including vitamins (read labels)

Caffeine (including chocolate)

Mushrooms

Condiments that contain additives, sugar, vinegar

Food additives

Refined, cooked, hydrated, fractionated or superheated oils


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Comments 669 comments

candy 8 years ago

Thank you sooooo much for this list. I used a control diet when I was pregnant but I lost it and now that I am affected again I was starting to starve, I'll print it and go shopping inmeiately.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

You are very welcome. Please keep a close eye on your new baby. My Grandson developed thrush 4 times in the first 2 months after he was born. The doctor kept putting him on antibiotics and it kept coming back. The only thing that got rid of it is a product called Aqua Flora. He has never gotten it back.


donna 8 years ago

Thankyou Jesus for you, I started my diet yesterday and am starving today.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

I know, it really is hard at the beganing, but hang in there, it gets better. Your cravings will go away once the Candida starts to get starved out. Good Luck!!!


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Decrescendo 8 years ago

Looks nutritious. Makes me feel like eating now.


heather 8 years ago

I would like to know if you are smart to consume honey as it is a single sacharide. Is that alright?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Sorry, but honey is not allowed. It still turns into sugar in the body and feeds the yeast. Yeast grows 200 times faster in the body when fed by sugars.


Decrescendo 8 years ago

Wooo time to lose some weight.


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Kelley Eidem 8 years ago from Panama City, FL

Great list and pretty photos, too. I love it.

My understanding is that raw honey fights yeast and fungus. Bees nests are made moist dark areas and would succumb to molds and fungus if honey promoted yeast/fungal growth.

Raw honey can be used to get rid of a sinus infection which is almost always the result of yeast over growth.

The best to you.

Kelley


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Kelley,

Thank you for the information.  I will have to do some research, I was informed that all sugars feed yeast.  Hope that you are right because I love honey. Dr. William Crook and the people that I work for put the original diet together, but I have researched and added to the diet. I would guess that you are familiar with Dr. Crook. Please let me know if there is anything else that I can add to help all the suffers out there. Is it true that cancer is actually a fungus?

Thank you so much for your input!


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Doc Kelley,

After further investigation, I would say that pure, natural honey would be good in moderation.  I am finding conflicting info, but tend to lean more towards what you are saying.  Thanks for the info!!!


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Tessali 8 years ago from United States

This is a very comprehensive list. I applaud you. I had to be on a candida diet for quite awhile and it is very difficult. Starving out candida and getting the body back on track needs to be done. I was very sick with candida to the point where it was eating my skin and other organs. I needed medication to help as well as the diet and you really don't want to get candida that bad in your system. Once you know what you can eat is a great way to plan your meals. Any food culprit can fuel candida. Thank you for posting a list of foods that helps people know what is okay to eat.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Thanks, I hope to help people out with this epidemic. Hope you are doing much better. It can really be bad.


Raiya 8 years ago

To really do the candida diet there should be no consumption of grains (carbs) in the first 2-3 weeks at least. These should be limited to 1/2 to 1 serving a day for the remaining 2+ months until symptoms clear completely.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Thanks for the info. I do agree with this, especially if you are gluten intolerant.


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Decrescendo 8 years ago

Cool find. Thanks for the health information.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

No problem


JenJen 8 years ago

Is plain tofu okay?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

JenJen,

Yes plain tofu is just fine.


orz1 8 years ago

I've been on the diet for a year and the culture showed no yeast so I put tomatoes, bread, and dairy back into my diet but my symptoms came back this morning. Does anyone have any ideas? Anyone know if there is something that mimics candida?


Smch 8 years ago

Am really confused as a complete novice - one day only - trying to sort this out one site says porridge for breakfast is fantastic another site says absolutley no. I am dairy intolerant so make it with water and oat 'milk', I have been pouring maple syrup on thinking that was a good option! If I leave off the maple syrup is porridge good or bad, what alternatives are there left for breakfast???


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

orz1,

You will always have Candida in your body, even if the test show that there is nothing there. Did you add everything back at once? I would suggest that you cut out the tomatoes, bread and dairy, then add one back at a time for a week and see how you do. This will cut your symptoms back and then you will be able to tell what is making the symptoms come back. You maybe intolerant to dairy products or it may be the gluten in the bread. But just add one back at a time, this will tell you what is making your symptoms come back. Good luck and let us know if this helps. Also you may want to check out a product called Aqua Flora. It is a homeopathic product with a unique frequency added that teaches your body to fight off the Candida. It is really a unique product, it works along the lines of quantum physics, which is something new. Check out their website at www.aquaflorainc.com There is a full explantion on how it works, it is the only thing that worked for me. Again good luck and hope this helps out


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Smch,

The porridge is fine as long as you use organic oats. Do not add the syrup, this is sugar and it feeds the yeast. Yeast grows 200 times faster in the presece of sugar. Add stevia if you need to sweeten it up. Use rice milk to nut milk instead of water. This will help with the flavor also. Here is a good recipe for a make ahead cereal that is food on the diet, just have not got it posted yet, but will try to soon.

A good breakfast cereal I use is: (buy ingredients at the bulk food store) 4 cups rolled oats 2 cups oatbran 1 cup ground raw almonds 1 cup ground raw sunflower seeds 1 cup gr. flax seeds 1 cup dried fruit Mix dried ingredients-store in cool,dark place. At night you take 1/2 c and soak in water. In a.m. warm up and add rice/or nut milk, stevia (sugar substitute) and applesauce (if wanted). OR just add rice/nut milk to dry ingredients in a.m.

Hope this helps. Good luck, I know how hard Candida can be to fight!!


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Tracii 8 years ago from Sin City, Nevada

Great article! As acceptance of the Yeast Syndrome grows, it's good to see a practical guide to living a candida-free lifestyle. This is a great interest of mine, and you might want to check out a recent article I wrote entitled "Got Allergies? A Sinister But Rarely Acknowledged Cause". Keep up the good, informative work!!!


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Thanks Tracii,

By studing I have come to the conclusion that a lot a alergies are yeast. I will check out your hub.


smch 8 years ago

Thanks so much for your prompt help. Little confused about the addition of dried fruit as I thought that was on the banned list.


smch 8 years ago

Sorry, forgot to ask, is it OK to use oat milk to make the porridge or is rice milk better. I am allergic to all dairy and really cannot cope with anything which tastes like milk so have problems with eating cereal with anything other than juice which I now realise is a no-no. Any other suggestions?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

SMCH,

You are right, sorry about the dried fruit, the dried fruit is allowed after the frist month or two if you can tolerate.  I was in a hurry to answer you and  meant to take it out before posting. As for the rice milk, you can use that. Another suggestion would be to beat egg whites until creamy and then a small amount of water to a thick milk consistancy. Then add a flavoring to it with stevia, orange peel, usae your imagination.


SMcH 8 years ago

Thanks, really do appreciate your time and commitment.

S


SMcH 8 years ago

Thanks, really do appreciate your time and commitment.

S


Pam 8 years ago

A friend was infected by a doctor doing srgery, back then there was no name. they figured it out just last summer.so she has gone 24 yrs not knowing what to do.now the more i talk to her i am thinking me too.Iam diabetic so i have to watch my carbs to begin with.I am wondering how that will affect my blood sugars and medication?and where do i start to see if i am affected?


Pam 8 years ago

I was also wondering about Lactobacillus Acidophilus made by Jamieson does it help or not?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Pam,

You can get a blood test to check for Candida, but there is a home test that you can also take, but is not 100%. Spit in a glass of water before you go to bed at night. Check in the morning to see if there are strings coming off of the original spit. If so, this usually is a sign of Candida. There are also questionaire tests on the internet, a good one of is at http://www.aquaflorainc.com/take_the_test.htm

This is a free calculated test that is very easy to do. Many times Candida is associated with diabetes, by following. As for the Jamieson product, all probiotics are great when following a Candida diet. Just make sure to check the labels to make sure there is no sugars or yeast products added. Some are very high in sugars and yeast which defeat the prupose of fighting Candida. If you have anymore questions, don't hesitate to ask. Good Luck!


Tammy 8 years ago

Is agave nectar an allowable food on the candida diet?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Tammy,

No agave nectar is not allowed on a candida diet, use 100% pure vegetable glycerine or stevia.


Tammy 8 years ago

Thanks! How about Bragg's Liquid Aminos? (I have a few questions actually.) Rice cakes--lightly salted Quaker variety, or brown rice cakes? Stevia makes a product that is cut with something so that it isn't bitter. (Sorry, I didn't write it down while at the market.) Is that product ok? (If you need the name, I'll write it down the next time I go.) Thanks for your time. I want to make sure I fully understand this before I start it.


Cynthia 8 years ago

The Aquaflora list says that xylitol is an acceptable sweetener. Is tis ok?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Yes, xylitol is acceptable as a sweetner, will add to the list.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Tammy,

Yes, you can use the Bragg's. Also the brown rice cakes are the best and so is the stevia. Look in the health food store for bread by Fresh Meadows, they have a bread that is dairy, sugar, gluten, and yeast free. I had them one of my other pages and I go flagged so I took it off. You can find a store near you by going to their website at http://www.frenchmeadow.com/ they also have a spelt bread that works too. Bread was my biggest thing that I miss on the diet but it does get better.


Tammy 8 years ago

Thanks for answering all of my questions. One more--on that muesli recipe that you listed above, when you take 1/2 cup of the mixture and soak it in water overnight, how much water do you use. (I know that I can't eat this at the start, but I love muesli and this sounds great for later.)


Tammy 8 years ago

Okay, I discovered that I have even more questions. (I hope that I am not annoying.) What about raw dairy? Specifically, if I got raw milk and made unsweetened, plain yogurt with it at home, would that be allowed? What about rice or soy or almond cheese (store bought)? I have read conflicting information about eating grapefruit, Granny Smith apples, blue and raspberries, and coconut. What do you suggest about these? Once again, many thanks for your time and answers.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Tammy,

You can add plenty of water and then drain the excess off. I ususally add 2 cups of water, just guessing as I just put in plenty and then drain it. As for the yougurt, you can use stor bought but check that label to make sure there is no added sugars, I do not know if you can use raw dairy or not to make your own. As for the cheeses, they still have casein in them and this made from milk. The only cheese that is allowed is raw cottage cheese. I also have read conflicting information about the fruits. I would suggest to use what is listed above. You may eat the apple, grapefruit, couconut and blueberries, but only one of these per day and make sure that you scrub them very good and peel if possible. Hope this helps.


Tammy 8 years ago

Many thanks! You are a tremendous help!!


Maz 8 years ago

Hi, thank you for such a detailed list. My query is about fruits, other places say that no fruit is allowed (especially in the first 3 months) due to their high sugar content.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

There is a big debate about this, but I have done a lot of research. If you must have fruit, use ones that I originally listed, but use only sparingly for added flavoring. The reason for the apple and grapefruit is because their sugars work differently in the body and are a good source of vitamins but is best if you can do without them for the first month.


candi 8 years ago

Hi! Does no wheat include sprouted, as well?


maz 8 years ago

hi, many thanks for the reply. I would also like to know if chickpea flour (gram flour) is ok to use?


lyn3556 8 years ago

HELP! I AM VERY NEW TO THIS. I HAVE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS FOR MONTHS AND A FRIEND SUGGESTED THIS AS MY PROBLEM. A LOT FITS. MY BIGGEST DELIMA TO START IS BREAKFAST. I THOUGHT I READ ONE PLACE THAT YOU COULD EAT OATS(AS IN OATMEAL) AND ANOTHER THAT YOU COULD NOT. ALSO, THOUGHT I READ THAT BARLEY WAS ACCEPTABLE....QUAKER QUICK BARLEY?....THIS IS REALLY GIVING ME A PROBLEM WRAPPING MY BRAIN AROUND SO MUCH INITIALLY. TOO MANY UNFIMILIAR TERMS. IN THE BEGINNING, IT APPEARS THAT THE SIMPLER THE DIET CAN BE KEPT THE BETTER. PLEASE BABYSIT AND GET ME STARTED


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Candi, no wheat until around the 3rd month.

Maz, checkpea flour is allowed.

Lyn3556, Oats are allowed and so are barely, but use only organic if possible and use sparingly. Look in your local health food store. Usually they have fresh grains that are organic in large containers that you can buy by the weight. This is a very rigorous diet and does take time to get the hang of it. I try to help you the best I can.


A. 8 years ago

So glad I found this page. I've been doing some research on the yeast-free diet over the past couple of days and have been sticking to it pretty well so far. I suffer with ulcerative colitis/diarrhea and when I read that candida could be a major cause of that, it seemed to make sense. Also made sense that antibiotics make colitis worse - probably because they increase yeast. I came across a story about a woman who had colitis for 60 years, did the yeast-free thing and was completely healed in a couple of weeks. I can tell I already feel a difference. It's kind of amazing and kind of angering that, after all the pain I've been through with it and all the medications and the steroids which caused even more problems, all I really probably needed to do the whole time is just go yeast-free.

Thanks so much for your information.


Jeanette 8 years ago

There is no mention of goat milk or cheeses - are these allowed? I have read that goat milk is a better alternative to cow's milk as it is closer to human enzyme structure than cow's milk. Is it allowable? Do you know byy chance?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Jeanette,

I would suggest raw goat milk and soft goat cheeses. Please use sparingly. I have studied and found that some professionals agree and disagree with this statement. But I tend to lean towards allowing them because of the structure of the milk.


fourleafcloverjm 8 years ago

Hi I am new to this diet and found your web sites to be extremely helpful! I don't feel so alone! I have a few questions I was hoping you could help me out; Can you have Erthritol for a sweetner? Also I have been eating a lot of corn(organic) in pastas and flours. I have a moderate gluten intolerance so I try to avoid wheat. is corn OK to eat regularly?

Thank you so much for time, I am sure you are extremely busy!


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Fourleafcloverjm,

Erthritol is a is a low calorie sweetner which is incompletely absorbed in the small intestine. They tend to have a laxative effect and can cause stomach cramps, gas and diarrhoea, They can also cause undesirable bactria that tends to make yeast problems worse. Corn pastas and flours are fine on the diet, just eat in moderation. Hope this helps.


Laurie 8 years ago

Hi, first Thank You for a terrific site & info...it is so very much apprectiated :-) You're work is a Blessing!

for now I have a quick question (really need to get out the door to work but I'll be back)...I noticed it mentioned that raw honey is ok - what about Royal Jelly?

Thanks, Laurie


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Laurie, Royal jelly is great but use in moderation!!


Stella 8 years ago

What I find the most difficult is going out to eat in restaurants or while travelling. I will have to stay at hotels in a few weeks and have no idea how I can stay on the diet while being away from home. I usually eat a packed lunch, rye bread (wasa) with goat cheese cucumber/green pepper and one avocado or a home made salad. What would you order when eating out, except a salad and what would you suggest for a packed lunch?

Thanx for your time and the wonderful recipes.


Tammy 8 years ago

Hello again! So, my question is about after one has completed the diet. (Not there yet.) Will there always be foods that need to be avoided? How common is it for people who have followed the diet to the letter, to find themselves in the same condition months or years after they are done?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Tammy,

As you follow the program, I suggest that you add one food at a time back into your diet and see if you feel an effect from that food. If so do not eat it for another month or so and try it again. Do this with each food that you add back into your diet. Sometimes Candida will come back if you eat a bad diet, take antibiotics, birth control pills or have a lot of stress. Always try to eat a healthy diet and cheat every know and them. Good luck!!


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Stella,

This is very hard. When eating out I suggest that you order chicken, shrimp or fish, that is grilled or steamed, with steamed veggies. Also try a baked potato, but do not eat the skin, add some veggies of the salad bar and add some broth out of the soup. Some places have pastas that you can eat also, it just depends what is on the menu, most upscale places usually use all fresh ingredents and try to make healthy dishes. Just study the menu and don't hesitate to ask questions on how the food is prepated. Good luck!


goveatorres 8 years ago

I'm so glad that I found you. I had just done a 3 day cleanse using virgin coconut oil and have started re-incorporating solid food back in and was limiting a lot what foods I eat because I was not sure what would affect the candida.

I know that the candida overgrowth I have is not gone yet, so I have been watching myself from eating carbs. The list you have is very helpful so now I feel that I have more options. I continue to take the coconut oil and it has help me a great deal with a lot of my symptoms. The most dramatic thing is that my blood sugar is coming down very quickly from the 300 and 400s. Tonight my fasting blood sugar was 113 before dinner. I just starting this 2 weeks ago. I could not help sharing this. I'm really excited and motivated to keep moving forward.

In looking at the recommendations that you give, it practically seems that everything must be organic to completely get rid of the candida. Is it still possible to bring it under control even if everything is not organic such as the meat, chicken, and eggs?

So far, my plan is to switch over as finances permit.

I can sure tell you that I am excited about the recipes and can't wait to try them out.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Goveatorres,

Thanks and hope you enjoy them. I will be adding more.

The main reason for trying to eat natural foods, especially the meat is because most animals are fed antibiotics through their daily feed intake, so you are continually putting antibiotics back into your system. The over use of antibiotics is one of the biggest causes of Candida overgrowth.


jo 8 years ago

why is cow's milk not allowed. what if it is organic


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

There are actually milk sugars in cow's milk. These sugars feed the yeast.


kate gill 8 years ago

Would like a vegetarian version that is also gluten and wheat free - I also can't eat fibre, either ie beans, veg like broccoli etc. Hope you can help as now ving on porage and potatoes!


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

I will see what I can come up with. It has to be really hard. Hope I can help you out.


nannybo 8 years ago

Hi , have been reading your posts , i had a hair strand test done first to tell me what foods my body could tolerate, and i found it a little easier knowing what i couldn't eat, i am a tea drinker but the problem i am having is trying to give up the sugar i take in my tea, i live in ireland and where can i purchase stevie sweetner, absolutely love your page very imformative. thanks


Tammy 8 years ago

What type of symptoms are typical after you try to introduce a food back into diet that your body isn't ready for yet? Is bloating one? Stomach cramps? Gas?


Shirley 8 years ago

You are so helpful, God bless you! I just came back from the doctor and I was so disappointed (she's the 3rd or 4th doctor) with her advise. She gave me some oral tablet and cream and supplements that is so high in carbohydrates and when I read further (after reading your informative page) has Brewers Yeast and fructose, etc!! She informed me to throw away my undies (do I have to really?! I just bought a fresh batch 2 months ago) and not use vaginal wash and warm water and not wear panties (which gross me out!..Please advise me further..

I am just concentrating on the banned foods, I find it easier to memorize this. My question is, how long do I have to stay away from these banned food?

Is green tea okay?

Thank you so very much!


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Nannybo, I did some research on the net and found a herbalist in the UK that sells stevia. You can find it at

www.GRULLABLUE.COM/sale.htm

It is legal for a herbalist to sell it in the UK. Good luck and hope you find it. Or you may be aboe to find it on ebayUK.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Thank you for your comment Shirley, I hope that I am helping a lot of people.

I myself would not use creams or pills. I would try Aqua Flora. See if you can find it at your local health food store or look for it on line. It is homepathic. I would also add a good probiotic with the Aqua Flora. As for your panties. Don't throw them away. Just hand wash in organic or regular white or apple cider vinegar. Just make sure you rinse them out well.

Green tea is good and I would stay on the diet for one month and then start to add one food at a time back into the diet. You will notice if a food does bother you, you will feel the difference. Then just stay away from that food for another month. Just make sure that you add each food by itself so you will know what food your are reacting to.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Tammy, when you introduce foods back into the diet, you will feel, tried, sluggish, flu like symptoms, you may even feel a slight drepression. Everyones symptoms are different. Just listen to your body, it will tell you. Hope this helps.


Shirley 8 years ago

Thank you so much Wammy! You are wonderful. I'll check Aqua Flora on line.

I'm in Brunei at the moment and it's difficult to even find pure sourdough or rye bread! Everything, I believe, is mixed with white flour.

Do you have a simple recipe for bread using those allowed flour so I can bake my own?

And please suggest breakfast menu for Asians like me. Thank you so much! (I can't find organic eggs here) And speaking of probiotic, I found one brand but it has only 2billion beneficial bacteria (I gathered we need 100billion friendly bacteria to really make a difference)..should I still buy this? I've searched everywhere here and that's the only one available.

I truly appreciate your help!


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Kate Gill,

Here is a place on the net that is loaded with info and recipes that you may find helpful. http://www.celiac.com/categories/Gluten%252dFree-C...

It is full of info and a lot of recipes. Hope this helps.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Shirley, Here is a recipe that I found for bread.

No Yeast and No Dairy Ingredients

3 cups whole grain flour (preferably organic)

2 1/2 cups (~ 600 ml) distilled/purified water

1 TBS. (non-aluminum) baking powder

(Featherweight or Rumford)

1 TBS. Olive Oil

1/4 - 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Batter Preparation and Cooking

Mix liquids and dry ingredients separately; then combine and mix well

Place in greased and floured 9" x 5" loaf pan or 9" x 9" cake pan

Bake at 400 F (pre-heated oven) 35 minutes

When bakers pick comes out clean and top is lightly browned, bread is ready to cool on rack. Let cool in pan for at least 1/2 hour.

I will see what I can come up with for an Asian diet.


Shirley 8 years ago

Thank you very much!


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No problem, I hoped I helped you out.


Shiryl 8 years ago

It's my understanding that raw organic apple cider vinegar with the mother helps the body to a ph balance. I recently found out that I have a servere case of candida and I use apple cider vinegar regularily and enjoy it. What are the negitave affects of the cider vinegar on candida? Thank you. I am looking forward to your response.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Erica, I am not familuar with Dr. Vickery.

I would suggest that you may slowly add the following fruits to your diet at month two and three. Do not add them all at once. Just one at a time. Try to get organic if possible.

Apples

Apricots

Blueberry

Grapefruit

Peach

Pears

Pineapple

Plums

Strawberries

Raspberries.

Remember to slowly introduce back into yur diet. Some you may not be able to tolerate. Good luck.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Shirly,

Apple cidar vinegar is great to help the body fight off Candida. It also has trace minerals that are good for the body. It helps detoxify the body. There are no side effects from the cider vinegar. Keep using it. It is thought to be one of the natural Candida fighters.


susan 8 years ago

Is agave nectar ok?


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Susan, Some say yes and some say no. It is the way that the body absorbs the agave. I would stay away from it for the first month and then slowly start to use it and see if it effects you.


susan 8 years ago

I really dont have major symptoms of candidasis . Just a couple like althetes foot, sugar craveings, I want to nip it in the but before it gets bad I was on a large dose of antibiotics last year for kidney infection. I started the candida diet on monday and feel pretty good I had a little bit of agave and xlitol and felt fine some people say it is ok but then again some candida diet are totally different if you search the web.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Susan

You are so right. The diet that I have posted is mainly from Dr. Crook, who is the first MD to research Candida and put together the major part of this program. It is a nasty fungus that can cause so many different symptoms then most people know. Good Luck!


Deb 8 years ago

Thanks so much for your site! How wonderful! I have a 5 yr old with sensory/behavioral issues and a friend with an Autisitic son turned me to the possibility if yeast overgroth and it fits. So the whole family is changing eating habits. I have seen so many conflicting sites and so much information. Your site is a breath of fresh air! I no longer feels so alone and uninformed! You have been a blessing.

My husband wants to know about Jerky, we understand no cured meats, but don't understand why. Is there anything wrong with drying venison?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Thank you for your comment. As for the jerky, it depends on what you are adding to it for flavoring. I always made jerky with a store bought seasoning. If you can add the flavoring following the guidelines you can eat it. Just check the labels on the seasonings that you use to make sure there are no sugar an other things that you are not to eat.


Deb 8 years ago

Is baking powder ok?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Yes baking powder or soda are fine.


June 8 years ago

Thank you so much for the guidelines. I started my "diet" 3 days ago and was totally confused as to what I could and could not eat. This was verrrrrry helpful. Thank you again.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

June, I hope this helps. It is a very hard diet to really get the guidelines too. Recipes are very hard to find also. Good Luck!


Jo 8 years ago

Thanks so much for the info on this site. I have followed most of the eating plan for the last 6 weeks and feel great. My sinus is still congested but I feel so much better and have lost 14 lbs too. This weekend I added back a glass of wine and one beer. I also had wheat. Too much too fast. I do suggest that eating whole foods is a great start to any meal plan. I worry about all the additives in many of the low fat alternatives and now just buy the higher fat items. I have not eliminated milk or yogurt from my diet yet. I have been working to reduce items and eliminate others as this is basically elimating so many foods that I love. I do feel great, with lots of energy. I notice immediately or within 24 hours if I have eaten an item that I should not have (bloating, headache, nasal congestion)

It is a great site and has helped me see all the items I can eat. Thanks for taking the time and including the posts so we can all share.

Jo


nannybo 8 years ago

I am Irish and as most people know we love our potatoes, are these allowed on a candida diet(please say yes ) they are not the sweet potatoe. The only problem i have is that i never heard of some of the foods that you mentioned and i don't know if i can purchas them here in ireland. I went looking around to see if i could purchase organic apple cider and i couldn't get it anywhere. Sometimes i find the cravings hardest to fight but thanks to your information i am hoping to broaden my taste buds. Keep up the good work on your posts, only for them i would lost..sue


daw 8 years ago

I was under the impression that vinegar is not allowed on the Candida diet. But apple cider vinegar is. Can you elaborate?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Thanks for the thumbs up guys. Jo, you are right about the side effects from the foods you should not eat. But someday you will eat most of the foods that you like, just in moderation.

Nannybo, you may have 2 servings of white potatoes a week. I love my spuds too, but feel the difference when I eat too many. As for the list of foods, they are hard to find everywhere, I life a small community and buy what I can find.

Daw, Yes organic, unpasturized apple cider vinegar is allowed. It has to do with the way that the body processes the vinegar. Regular white vinegar will cause the system to me to acidic where the ACP will not cause as servere an acidic system.


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02SmithA 8 years ago from Ohio

Are raw carrots not good for candida? I actually like raw better than cooked myself.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Yes, but the cooking them does take some of the sugars out.


Holland Abad 8 years ago

This list is too long,please can you sun-up for the topics of spices and herbs,because organic is it a little spensive,the pasta made with rice,potato and soy organic Gluten Free is not allowed,I'm asking all this because sometimes I'm unavailable to go to the Whole Food store, and besides it is far away, at cub foods stores they have just few things.The brown lentis how many times a week can I eat it Thank you.What's the difference between the candida part 2and part 3?

Thank you


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Holland,

As for the list, I would suggest that you pick out what you like off of it. Any spice or herb will be just fine. The lentil beans you may eat everyday if they do not bother you. The different stages of the diet are each a month, part 2 is the second month and part three is the third month. Some people may have to stay on the part one longer because they have too much Candida overgrowth and it takes longer to get it under control. After the first month add one food at a time back into the diet and see if you can tolerate. Hope this helps.


Kannie 8 years ago

thanks for post that great lists!!!!

now I dont have to worry about buying the wrong stuff

** btw I read somewhere on the web n it says plums are not allowed on candida diet

do u think it's real or just rumors?thanks :D

( just picked a bunch of plums from tree...already ate some of them * scared now *) haha


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Plums are not allowed, and I just picked 6 gallons of cherries, but put them in the freezer for later.


shawndolyn williams 8 years ago

I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM CANDIDA SINCE I CAN REAMEMBER. WILL I HAVE TO STAY ON THIS DIET FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

No, you should not have to. Once you get the Candida under control, you may introduce a new food, one at a time back into your diet. Watch and see if it you get an affect from that food (feel sluggish, aches, flu like symptoms) you will know. Stay away from this food for a month longer and try it again. I would stay on the strick diet for one to two months before introducing new foods. Also, you may want to try a product called Aqua Flora. They have a very unique product that helped me to recover with great success.


Mari F 8 years ago

Is the suplement Threelac good for killing the candida?


siepri 8 years ago

So, is whole grain wheat bad? If so, why? Also, why cant you have apples and other common fruits?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Mari F, I don't know. I tried Threelac and it did not work as well as the Aqua Flora, but some things work better for others.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Apples and most fruits are full of sugars, and Candida grows 200 times faster in the presence of sugars. Most wheats have mold of some sort in them, this is the reason that the whole wheats are not allowed unless they are processed and this does not guarantee that they will be free of molds.


tymewiltel 8 years ago

Thank you for the precise listing of foods. I have just found this site and have been taking (final stage) Candigest Plus which I'm rotating w/Olive Leaf and Caprylic Acid. Is this equivalent to taking Aqua Flora? I know milk is not good, but I seem to do ok with fat free lactaid w/no hormones/antibiotics added to it for cereal in the morning. I thought it was ok to have black and green tea....Right now, my bloating/gas is gone, but still have extensive external itching. Is tea tree cream ok to use? Of course, this doesn't help when it's summer and it's so humid! Last question. Is there any kind of antibiotic that will kill all the yeast and then if one replenishes with probiotics and lactobacillus, wouldn't that do it? Also, does nystatin seem to be an alternative? I'm asking all this because I'm about to see yet another doctor in desperation, and I'm afraid all he/she will do is look up at the ceiling and tell me take 7 day monistat... thank you ever so much-


anonymous 8 years ago

what about splenda?? can i use splenda?


tymewiltel 8 years ago

Anonymous:

No. I used to use it but found it's made from sugar. Get Stevia (it comes in packets and in liquid drops) at the health food store; it's plant based and really does taste good. The FDA hasn't approved it so they can't sell it as a sugar replacement.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Thanks Tymewiltel.

Thanks for answering the question. As for antibiotics, they kill all bacteria, good and bad in the system. This actually unbalances the immune system and sometimes lets the bad bacteria take the upper hand. Aqua Flora is homeopathic and also has a frequency that is put into the product. It is the only thing like it around. In lab tests, it kills Candida 100%. I actually believe that it is the frequency that is killing the Candida.


Jennylain 8 years ago

I just want to say thank you so much for compiling this list and website! Today's the first day of my candida diet and I've probably been affected by this for many years. I've done a lot of halfway solutions (used garlic supplements, probiotics, etc.) but I'm hoping this will make a big difference. Thank you so much!

I'd also recommend seeing a homeopathic/naturopathic/chinese medicine doctor to any candida sufferers. While it is my sincere hope that traditional medical doctors start incorporating holistic/homeopathic/naturopathic/herbal/nutrition-based approaches to health, most doctors don't understand or use these approaches yet. my traditional doctors all treated my symptoms individually (i had a pulmonary doctor, a dermatologist, a rheumatologist, and a gastroenterologist on top of the regular doctors), and couldn't really see how my symptoms were related. Maybe wammytk has some thoughts on this?

my acupuncturist/herbalist actually sent me here, and she's helped me with this more than anyone. I was suffering from really severe asthma, allergies, and arthritis (at 25! actually, since I was 14!) and thought I'd never get better, but now I'm doing pretty good! The asthma and allergies are mostly gone, but I'm still having some symptoms, some sinus problems, and while I'm a lot more energetic I still have a bit more to gain back. I'm hoping this is the next step to health!


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Thank you for the compliment!! Over 85% of the American population suffer from Candida overgrowth and most do not know it. There are so many symptoms that go along with Candida. Over 95% of people with arthritis have Candida overgrowth. The list goes on and on, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, sinus infections, allergies, asthma, acid reflux, acne, lupus, overwieght, the list is quite large. The worst that most physicians give you an antibiotic and send you on your way. This is the worst thing that they can do. Antibiotics, birth control pills and steriods, stress, amalgam teeth fillings are some of the main causes for Candida, and it is growing to one of the latest epidemic that growing out of control. I soon hope that family doctors relize that Candida is an epidemic and will take it into consideration when treating their patience.


Tammy 8 years ago

Hello, me again! So, I have one more day on the Aqua Flora program, and I have a question. How long, on average, does it usually take after finishing that your body lets you eat foods with any kind of refined sugars or wheat or dairy or yeast? My body won't even let me eat beans or a lot of different vinegars. That diet has changed my life and is an absolutely positive way. I guess that I just underestimated the time frame for expanding my list of acceptable foods.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

I would suggest that you add one new food at a time. Your body will tell you if you if it agrees with your system. But remember to add no more than one food at a time and not to go over two to three new ones over a weeks period. Sometimes it takes longer. It just depends on how much Candida overgrowth that there is in ones body.


laetitia 8 years ago

thank you so much for your list

i was going crazy with all controversy, one site said this and the other said that...

my chiropractor told me yesterday that i had candida and it was crazy because i was embarassed to tell him all the symptoms that i had and he found it without me saying a word by body testing me.

I am the kind to eat sweets and chocolates and all the stuff that are not allowed on the diet for years... today i had a hard day as it was my first day ever without sweets

I want to heal fast so i will be using your list and come back on your site often

thank you very much

you are an angel


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

You are very welcome.


Sally 8 years ago

Your site is very helpful!!!

Though I have a question - is Soy milk and Goat's milk (or goat cheese) allowed while following a Candidat diet?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Soy milk is allowed. I would wait until the second month to add goat mild or cheese.


Sally 8 years ago

Thanks! as I'd had conflicting info on that.

Cheers! :)


Debra Welu 8 years ago

I have read this whole column of comments. My question is a little more complex

I have had lyme disease since 2001 and have been treating extensivly since 2006

I started with homeopathy and graduated to anitbiotic very high doses then IV infusions. I got some better but they only would give me 5months of Iv antibiotic

I took mega probiotics during this. But I think I took them at the wrong time of the day. Incorrectly at first. Then I had an ion foot bath that said I had fungus

so... my delemma is are these symtoms from my lyme or candida. An upper Gi

indicated there was no problem. I am now doing essential oils inside and out for

symptom relief. Any comment would be wecome. I have no health ins.and not

a dollar for any more doctors. desperatly seeking help Deb


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Debra, Since you took so much of the antibiotics, my guess is that you are full of Candida. Antibiotics kill all bacteria, good and bad. It was great that you took probiotics through all of you treatments, but I would guess that the antibiotics killed all of the probiotics that you were putting into your body.

Please contact me at wammytk@gmail.com and I will gladly try to help you out privately.


Maz 8 years ago

Hi I have read that people with candida are prone to defiencies in calcium, magnesium and zinc. A recent blood test has show that I have less vitamin D in my blood, the doctor has prescribed calcium and vitamin D tablets - these contain sorbitol, am I able to take them?


Cathy 8 years ago

Help - just heard I need to do this and have no idea how to get started. What do people leat for breakfast - previously I would have an applie and yogurt or 1 minutes Mother Oats with some blueberries. I'm truly at a loss as to how to put together a meal plan


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Maz, sorbitol is not recommended on a Candida diet.  Os-cal 500 Plus Vitamin D is sugar free and supplies.  They are in a chewable form. I would recommend this.


Talullah 8 years ago

I was just wondering what the long term affects would be if candida is not controlled to a normal state in your body. I was on the diet religiously for a year, then lost a ton of weight and slowly put things back into my diet I had previously avoided. I am eating more sweets lately, which make me sick some of the time, and if I keep going like this... will it lead to some other serious illness?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Talullah,

Candida can be a very terrible problem to deal with, especially if you let it grow our of control. Candida grows 200 times faster in the presence of sugar, so you are actually feeding the Candida and it is asking for more sweets. It can become a very serious problem for many. The cravings tell you that you are starting to develop Candida overgrowth in your body. I would suggest that you follow the diet for a month when ever yu start to get the cravings back. This will help keep it in check. It can lead to very serious problems that can make some people very sick. The trouble is that they go to a doctor and he ends up giving them antibiotics and this really messes with it. It can lead to skin infections up to arthritis, lupus, and more serious illnesses. I would try the diet again for a month and see how you are feeling.


Maz 8 years ago

thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. Take care.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Good Luck!!


Maz 8 years ago

Hi I have another query:) I wanted to know if I can have sago seeds, Im hoping that you've come across these, because they are abit unusual. I've experienced them through asian cooking, and basically you can just cook them in water and they become a gloopy texture.


Tammy 8 years ago

I only take OTC medications when absolutely necessary, and I just have a question for future reference. I am under the impression that nsaids--like ibuprofen--aren't the best option to take when on a candida cleanse diet. Is this true? Is acetomenophen a better choice? I had a screaming headache today and wasn't sure what to do.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Tammy, just check that label for sugars.  I do know that bayer is sugar free as are most.

Maz, yes you can have sago seeds and sago flour.


Tammy 8 years ago

Thank you. I came up with another question--is there anthing out there that can be used as a substitute for buttermilk in recipes?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

No, not that I know of. I would use almond milk or unsweetened soymilk.


Becky 8 years ago

How about home-brewed Kombucha? I've heard it said that it helps fight candida and also, from other sources, that it feeds candida. Can you tell me what you understand about this?

Thanks.


Kevin W 8 years ago

Hi, I've been off and on candidas diets for the past two years. Just have a few questions.

Should I really cut ot all carbs for three weeks?? The only carbs I am eating are Brown rice, Puffed Quinoa (w unsweeted soy milk for cereal) and Beans. The Diet seems to be working but slowly... and hate to cut all the carbs out because i loose to much weight and have no energy.

Next is the tomatoe, I've read lots of mixed rivews on this. I had a friend tell me no tomatoes on the diet because of how they digest or something... So you beleive tomatoes are ok??

I noticed you recomending rice milk a couple times. I beleive rice milk have some of the highest sugar contents? or not? Can you get unbsweetened or reduced sugar or something??

Do you know if tapioca is ok??

And finally I stay away from potatoe all together, it is complex carbs and gets converted into sugar very easily.

Hope this isn't too much, lol. Thanks for everything and happy dieting =)


Pat R. 8 years ago

Is sunflower oil ok to use? How about sausage I make it myself with pork hamburger and spices ? I also make my own mayo with pasterized egg whites ground mustard lemon juice and sunflower oil ? Is pork chops or pork hamburger allowed at all? Thank you so much.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Becky,

I would stay away from this tea. Besides using sugar, as it ferments it produces a fungus or yeast and this does feed Candida.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Kevin,

If you cut out all the carbs the first three weeks the diet will work betterr, but if you feel that you need the carbs, it will just take longer to rid the body of the Canida overgrowth. The tomatoes are fine, they create an acid environment and Candida does not like this type of environment. Just make sure that they are scrubbed very well and peeled if eating fresh if possible. If using canned, check for extra sugars. Tapioca is great and also is tapioca flour. As for the potatoes, use 3 to 4 times a weeks and also peel and scrub.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Pat,

If possible try to switch to olive, flax, hemp, seame, safflower or pumkin oils. I prefer olive oil. As for making your own sausage, try and grind your own meats, this way you are sure that there are no additives. As for the pork, I would wait until the four week to add this to your diet and try to find organic if possible. Most pork is grown in a confinement situation and they are feed antibiotics and additives daily through their feed.


Kevin W 8 years ago

RE:

Pat R. says:2 days ago

"ground mustard lemon juice"

So ground mustard is alright then???


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Yes the ground mustard is fine, just not prepared mustard.


Mark 8 years ago

Ive had a bad brain fog for two months now. I cant concentrate or focus and I am having a very hard time remembering things. I think I may have an overgrowth of candida. I heard candida effects your ammune system. If this is truw how can I boost it back up? And how much sugar should I consume a day. I know nothing is sugar less, even vegies have sugars.

Is it ok for me to take vitamin supplements to boost my immuninty?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Mark, Yes you make take vitamin supplements. I would suggest that you try to stay away from sugars as much as possible. Eat plenty of organic meats if possible and a lost of veggies. Stay away from fruits, breads and sugars. This should help.


Mark 8 years ago

Thanks. I live in a college dorm facility, and I rarely have access to cooking. My day os so busy I usually eat fast food all the time. I try to stay on the healthier side like grilled chicken and togo's, but seeing that I cant eat bread this will be hard. I was never big on sugar. What can I eat since I am unable to cook. I have Subways, Togos, and every fast food place around. Is there anything that I can get at subway? Or is it good too eat Salads from McDonalds or Carls Jr. As long as its dairy free and I stay away from the salad dressing? Another thing is can I get the low carb burgers from places? Just the meat wrapped in lettuce.

Sorry I am so full of question. I just want to get rid of this brain fog ive had for 2 months. Its with me 24/7 and its effecting my work performance.

What tests can Dr.'s do to see if I have a Candita Overgrowth? Ive been to the Dr. 3 times. And they tested my blood for everything possible that is common, such as hypothyroidism, diabetes, hormonal levels, vitamins... etc. With all these test done would the Candida show? Or do I need to ask for a specific test.

Ive ever had a CT scan done and it came up clean. One Dr. Said I am depressed and I have anxiety and the prescribed me Paxil which I refuse to take. Ive never been depressed in my life so why now? I think what ever I have is causing me to feel depressed. Not depression causing these symptoms.

Im having a hard time, I just wish I could wake up feeling the same again. All of my symptoms seem to be cognitive. Its very frustrating and I can barely study.

Another question I have is Katsup and Mustard? Are these ok?

Thanks,

Mark


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Mark, I feel for you.Candida is a hard thing to deal with,especially at collage and no place to cook. The doctor can test for Candida in the blood, but I am sure you would have them to check for it. Most doctors do not beleive that Candida can cause so many problems. You can do a spit test in a glass of water. Before you go to bed at night, spit in a glass of water. Check it in the morning, it will have spider like legs coming of the original spit. This is ot 100% accurate but ususally is a good sign of Candida overgrowth. If you do have Candida, you are feeding it with what you are eating. Try to eat all the veggies that you can, as for the low carb burger joints, I am sure that they use processed cheap meats and this is not good either. Eat a lot of chicken and fish if possible, too. You may have most beans also, but without sugars. Try some of soups, that you can micro at your dorm. Just check the labels. Look in the diabetic area of your local grocer. Is there a healthy cafe in the area? They may have things that you can eat. As for the condiments, no but if you check out my recipes, there are easy alternatives that you can make and take with you to lifen up your foods. Email me at wammytk@gmail.com and I can email you some more recipes and ideas to help you out. If you have anymore questions please do ask. I am here to help.


Kevin W 8 years ago

I am removing carbs from my diet for three weeks.. Seems like what I have to do to get proper results. This means no brown rice, no quinoa, any grains really. What im asking is I guess beans and nuts are carbs too? gunna have to cut those too?

I'm gunna go tomaotes just on the fact that they are a controversial diet item. Also no leamons for the first three weeks juat for the fact tht its a fruit.

I find I can't cheat at all, if i Do I have to start the three weeks from scratch.

Happy Dieting, Kev


Mark 8 years ago

What are possible soups I can buy at the store that are canned that are carb free and sugar free? And which store can I find these at?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

I would suggest that you look in the diabetic department at any local food store. Or there are a few on the internet if you do a seach for sugar and carb free soups. I wish I could be more helpful but I always make my own.


Jackie 8 years ago

Hi Tammy,

Can you eat Greek (plain, fat free) yogart on the candidas diet?


Lalita 8 years ago

Hi Tammy,

I have been reading thru all your postings about the Candida diet. I have to go on a strict Candida diet but I am also a Vegan. With that in mind I'm trying to figure out what I can eat for the first few weeks to get enough protein without eating too much grains and beans. I don't think it seems doable for me to restrict the grains for the first few weeks otherwise I don't know what I can really eat besides tofu and of course lots of veggies.

Any ideas would really help me!

Thank you


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Jakcie, that is fine.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

 Lalita,

here is a table of vegan protiens that should help you out. Go to http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/protein.htm

They have a lot of info for a vegan candida diet.


Anne 8 years ago

Hi Wammy,

Are we allowed to have cocoa made with water, when on a candida diet? I have bought some Green and Blacks Organic Cocoa Powder.

http://www.greenandblacks.com/uk/productdetails.ph...

Can I have this, flavoured with stevia, or is cocoa simply out of the question?

IF it is out of the question, why is this?

Thanks in advance!


wammytk 8 years ago

Yes, Anne, it is allowed on the diet. It is low fat and a great anti-oxident. The stevis should sweeten it up just right.


Anne 8 years ago

Thanks so much Wammy, I found very little information about this online. By the way, my husband and I have been on the candida diet for over a month now, and we have already begun to lose weight. I have far less achey joints than I did before I did this diet and feel so much better.

To those doing the candida diet, stick with it! :-)


Cheryl Jean 8 years ago

I was wondering if using the Aqua Flora 2 is something that will need to be a forever thing?

I mean it's O.K. if it so.

I was on it then went to the helth food store and got the 3rd part and it is not doing the job as well.

Can or dose the body become immune to the Aqua Flora?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Cherly Jean,

Some people have such an overgrowth that they sometimes need to stay on the High Potency. Are you still following the diet? Remember the key is to introduce new foods one at a time and see if your body reacts to it. If so stay away from it for a couple of more weeks and then try it again. Remember that foods with sugar feed Candida and allow it to grow 200 times faster. The body can not become immuned to the Aqua Flora. Hope this helps


Amanda_22 8 years ago

Hi Wammy,

I have a condition called angioedema, which causes severe swelling in my eyes every single day. I am on doctor number 4 (as the other doctors have given up, even after using treatments from other universities and the Mayo Clinic), and have just started using the yeast-free diet in hopes that it will finally begin to help my symptoms. I have chronic yeast infections, in part because all of the medications I take on a daily basis break down my immune system so that I cant even fight off minor infections. I already have noticed a slight difference. Have you ever heard of severe swelling being a symptom of the Candida overgrowth? And do you have any suggestions as far as what to do next? I am at my breaking point, as I have been dealing with this severe problem for almost 4 years now, and as time passes I end up in the ER more often and just cannot afford to keep trying new doctors...none of them have done any good. I tried that test here at the website to test for Candida overgrowth, and rated a 48. Any suggestions would be helpful...I'm desperate at this point.

Thanks for your time.


kathy 8 years ago

I am looking for easy way to do an extremely strict diet for candida free that is right , I would buy this online if I could find a way to do this does anyone know how I can do this ? I don't want any controversial foods I want the strictest possible deal with no preservatives or yeast that messes anything up. Also does coffee mess this up im coffee addict would it help to do organic? please help.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Amanda,

I have heard of this. Sometimes the Candida tries to get out were it can, eyes, ears, toenails, just about anywhere on the body. I remember reading a story of a new born baby that contracted Candida while in the hospital shortly after birth. It infected his eyes and they could not figure out what it was. Needless to say, the baby ended up being blind. What a horrible story, so the answer is yes. I would suggest looking into Aqua Flora, it is homeopathic and is the only thing that has helped myself and others. The website is www.aquaflorainc.com


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Kathy,

There are a lot of books out there. Here are a couple that I really like

The Candida Control Cookbook by Gail Burton

Recipes for Overcoming Candida by Don Colbert MD

Plus look for books written by Dr. Crook, he has the formost strictess diet. Hope this helps about the books.

As for coffee, it is a no-no, organic or not. Coffee plants are treated with a natural fungicide to control the coffee beetle, so try and substitue with a good tea.


Tammy 8 years ago

Another question...I have endometriosis and my doctor has me on birth control pills in order to regulate my hormones. I remember reading somewhere that this type of medication is something to avoid with candida. I feel like I'm caught between a rock and a hard place. I finished the candida cleanse diet a month ago and then began with the pill. Am I totally going to loose all the ground I gained in doing the diet?


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Tammy,

You are probably right by taking the pill that it may send you back. I would suggest that you take a good probiotic and you may want to stay on some sort of product that will help keep the Candida under control. I would suggest something homeopathic that has no side effects.


Sharon  8 years ago

Hi Wammytk,

Just wanted to ask if the foods below are ok:

Pumpkin Popcorn (home made from corn kernels organic)Corn Chips - I have been eating the Amaizin' brand of corn chips which has only corn, sea salt, extra v olive oil on itTinned tuna - spring water and sunflower oil basedTofuSugar PeasPeasSnow PeasI've been on this diet for about 2 months now, if this information helps.Many thanks.


Sharon 8 years ago

Just reposting cos my previous post is a mess. :)

Just wanted to ask if the foods below are ok:

Pumpkin Popcorn (home made from corn kernels organic); Corn Chips - I have been eating the Amaizin' brand of corn chips which has only corn, sea salt, extra v olive oil on it; Tinned tuna - spring water and sunflower oil based; Tofu; Sugar Peas; Peas; Snow Peas. I've been on this diet for about 2 months now, if this information helps.Many thanks


Anne 8 years ago

Hi Wammytk,

Are we permitted to eat carob whilst on the candida diet? Does it feed the yeast?

Thanks Wammytk!


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Sharon, everything you listed is ok, except limit the peas.

Anne, you can eat carob on the diet.


Linda 8 years ago

I cannot thank you enough for all of your information!! My 12 year old daughter has Tourette's and your site has helped me greatly in knowing what foods she can eat. We had natural meats and veggies only the first week. Now I am wondering if it is okay to start incorporating brown rice products and beans this second week? Also, I thought spelt bread did not contain gluten, but you have it listed differently. I was going to buy brown rice bread, but it was sweetened with fruit juice concentrates so I didn't think that was allowable. Lastly, is tapioca starch allowable? I wanted to get her rice dream ice cream, but the only questionable ingredient was tapioca starch. Sorry for all of the questions, but this is a crash course for me! Thanks again!!


Linda 8 years ago

It's me again! Just wondering if you have a yeast free brown rice flour bread recipe? I am also trying to avoid egg in the recipe if possible, but will take whatever recipes you have! Thanks again!


Lynn 8 years ago

I noticed that almond milk was on the allowable list, but not rice milk. Can you please explain or was it an oversight? What about corn meal? Does it have too high of a sugar content? Thanks!


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Linda, spelt is on the allowable list. If you can find French Meadow Breads in your are, they have a lot of different types that you can eat on this diet. They make a breads, bagels, pizza crust and more that are yeast, sugar, dairy and fat free breads. Visit their website, they do have a listing of where you can purchase their breads.

http://www.frenchmeadow.com/

Tapioca starch are allowed. I do not have a recipe for brown rice bread. As for not using eggs, try to substitue plain, fat-free, sugar-free yogurt in any recipes. This is a great subsitue with mixing up recipes.

Lynn, rice milk and corn meal is acceptable.


SarahBella 8 years ago

Will this diet help with mouth thrush? I've had 2 rounds of diflucan and the thrush comes back. Dr said nothing about diet change but I'm ready to try anything!


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

I just found on wikipedia that the over use of fluconazole, marketed under the trade names of Diflucan or Trican is causing an increase in Candida, and doctors presribe it to get rid of the yeast but the overuse is making it worse. My grandson was born with thrush. The doctor put him on an antibiotic three times and it returned each time. They finally started to put Aqua Flora in his bottle once a day and it disappeared and has never come back and he is almost 4. This diet will help the thrush wich is a form of Candida.


Linda 8 years ago

Thank you for answering my previous questions. I really appreciate your time and helpful information. Two more questions for now: When can allowable fruits be added back into the diet? We are currently eating only meats, vegetables and brown rice products. (This is week two of the diet for us.) Also, if we take Aqua Flora, do we continue other supplements that are designed to kill candida, or take the Aqua Flora alone? Thanks again!


Patrice 8 years ago

Hi there,

Thanks so much for your help. I have afew symptoms, like a yeast infection that comes and goes and some digestive issues I hope will clear up, but my husband has had a horrible rash for 2 1/2 months. Nothing gets rid of it- arm pits and groin area. I am having to slowly cut down on my coffee/ cafine. How important is it to cut out coffee altogether? Also what kind of breakfast cereal is ok? I have read so many conflicting statements on this. My hubby is being so good. He has also been told that he has prostate issues and possibly high blood sugar- like pre diabetes. Are both or either of these things helped by ridding the body of candida?

I so much look forward to your response. Thank you so much for your time.


Anne 8 years ago

I apologise but I can't find a reply to this question, so I thought I would ask again.

Hi Wammytk,

Are we permitted to eat carob whilst on the candida diet? Does it feed the yeast?

Thanks Wammytk!


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Linda, I suggest that you stay on the strict diet for the first month, then slowly add fruits and other things one at a time. See if you feel different after eating them. If they agree with you and you feel fine go ahead and add them to your diet, but limited, one serving a day for the next month.

You may take any supplements with the Aqua Flora, it is homepathic and nothing will interfere with the way the product works.

Hope this helps!


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Patricia,

All of the symptoms that you have desribed can be caused by Candida. I am not trying to be to personal here, but you may be reinfecting each other. Coffee is a big no-no. Coffee is treated with a fungicide to control the coffee beatle, even organic coffee. Try to steer more towards teas. Breakfast cereal is a tuffy, the best is old-fashioned oatmeal, use sugar free soy, almond, or rice milk or water to make. Sweeten with stevia or add a handful of fresh blueberries.

As for the sugar-diabetes, some early signs of stage 2 is caused by Candida and can sometimes be controlled with a Candida diet.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Sorry Anne, I answered your question in someone elses post. Carbo is fine on a Candida diet.


Challis 8 years ago

hi wammytk,

i am a ten year old with a severe case of candida and i am on the diet, i have been for about a moth now and i read the post by orz1 that said she was on it for a year and her symptomes came back! how long should i be on the diet for?

thanks,challis


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Challis,

Everyone has Canida in their body. Sometimes it will start to overgrow due to diet, antibiotics, stress and other things. Some peoples systems work different than others. I would suggest that you stay on the diet for at least three months. You may start to add one fruit at a time on the second month. Try two fruits a week. See if they make you feel funny. If they do stay away from them. Slowly put other foods back into your diet the third month, the same way. There may be some foods that you may not be able to eat for a long time. Just listen to your body, it will tell you. Just try to stay away from all sugars. Sugars feed Candida as much as you can.


Kevin W 8 years ago

Hi Wammytk, First I just wanted to add something to you last answer, I read somewhere that you should be on the diet for 1 month for every year that you have candida, with a minimum of 3 months... Do you think this is trueNext, "Nuts". Should they be romoved for the first three weeks as well? Also shelled nuts contain mold, so should they not be safe to eat if they were heated to 160 degrees??(this should kill everything?)Also possible bad news for me, I'm reserching it more right now, but, looks like Aqua Flora might be illigal in canada. Any other suggestions?

Kev


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Kevin, as for the temp. I am not sure of. This may be possible. As for the one month for every year, I have not heard this either, but a 3 month diet is the best. The first month must be very strict, then adding other things for the next couple of months. Nuts are not allowe except what I have listed above in the list. Peanuts are a no-no. Aqua Flora is legal in Canada. It has been sold in Canada since 1990. You may order off of there website or they do have a contact in Canada that sells to the public. Check out there store links. I will look further into this new info that you have posted. Thanks for the heads up.


Bill 8 years ago

I'm so glad I came across this site. The other candida diets -- I came across on the web -- meant that I had to starve myself (and being naturally thin, this was bothersome to me).

I'm so glad to know that I can finally EAT (considering that I eat a lot of the foods that are good to eat while on a candida diet) as much as I want now. What are some good foods for maintaining a healthy weight. I'm male, and my normal weight is 137lb, but since trying to starve the candida, my weight has dropped to nearly 124lb. I prefer my weight.


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wammytk 8 years ago from Iowa Author

Bill,

This is a tough one. I really do not have an answer for you. Everyones body works differently. I would suggest that maybe your try to eat a lot of the grains and flours in breads that are allowed.


BigTum 7 years ago

Hello there! Here in the UK they are selling lactose-free milk.. think this would be okay? Its the sugars that I thought was why milk is a no-no.. Be great if you could tell me what you think of it. Cheers!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

I would say that it is the sugars, so I would think that lactose-free and sugar-free milk would be fine.


BigTum 7 years ago

ThankYOU! I hoped that would be the case. Rice and oat milk are nice with cereal, but horrible in a cuppa decaf tea! :-)

Thankyou for your time and help, appreciated!


Kevin W 7 years ago

How about water chestnuts(would go great in stir fry), also do you know if smoke as an ingredient is allowed? Ummm and my previous question heating nuts to 160 Deg. will this kill all the mold?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Kevin,

Water chestnuts are fine, as for the liquid smoke I would say no. Most smoke products are a molases base. As for heating the nuts, I would say yes but they would need to be at that temp for atleast 1 to 2 hours.


shelly 7 years ago

I am just wondering how I can get my calcium reqirements. I have been on this program for a couple weeks now. Should I take supplements or what. Thanks so much for your help .

I am a 49 year old female


BigTum 7 years ago

I wondered that too, but there's loads of calcium rich foods, check on Google. But to keep you going, Cottage Cheese (allowed on this diet I think), Dark Green Veg, Beans, Halibut, Kale, Salmon with bones.. and there's loads of suppliments out there too.

Hope nobody minds me butting in and writing this!! :-)


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Shelly, yes you can take calcium supplements.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

THANKS BIGTUM, ALL HELP ON THESE PAGES ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!

But make sure that the coattage cheese is raw cottage cheese.


shelly 7 years ago

Thanks for giving me the information regarding calcium supplements. Now another question. I was just a whole foods and there are so many supplements, can you offer the type of calcium supplements that I should be looking for. I am overwhelmed by the amount out there. Could you clarify exactly what raw cottage cheese is. I checked at whole foods and they thought it might be something that was not pasturized and if that is the case it is something they would not carry. Thanks again. I feel so much better being on this "diet" I can certainly tell when I have had something I should not have.


Rachel 7 years ago

Hi,

I was just wondering if you could tell me weather coconut is ok and also coconut milk.

Thanks. This is a great list.


Rachel 7 years ago

I have read that Coconut oil is part of a natural cure for candida so I was wondering if coconut milk was ok too


shelly 7 years ago

Could you please clarify what "raw cottage cheese" is? Whole foods told me they couldn't sell it if it was not pasturized.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Shelly and Rachel, Coconut oil and sugar free coconut milk are fine on the diet. As for the raw cottage cheese, it will be hard. So I have found a place that has a recipe to make it. Make sure that you take out the cream as suggested in the diet.

http://nhhoney.com/recipes.htm

You can also make an allowable cheese from this recipe. Make sure to read about the real buttermilk, plus you will have to find raw milk to make this. Hope this helps.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

The best calcium supplement forms include:

- Pure calcium gluconate- Calcium citrate - Calcium lactate

Sorry I forgot to add this in the last post.


KLH 7 years ago

What about taking diflucan (prescription) along with the candida diet? I suspect candida to be my problem and where I live, it's hard to find some of the foods (I am overseas). Also, adding pro-biotics...if I can get them here where I live that is; would these measures plus the diet expedite things in terms of erradicating the candida?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Yes, I always suggest a good pro-biotic along with the diet. Diflucan does help some but usually the symptoms will come back. It seems to just mask the problem for a while but does not help clear it out of the body.


KLH 7 years ago

Could you recommend a good pro-biotic that can be found in Erlangen Germany? I am civilian and do not have access to military facilities. Also, I have a heart arrythia and take toprol xl for this since it manages it quite well. Is there an issue with the aquaflor product and my meds?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Any probiotic that does not contain sugars or yeast are what you need to look for. There are a lot of good ones out there. I do not know what brands that they sell in Germany so just read the labels. The Aqua Flora is homeopathic and will not interfere with any type of medicines.


calabaza 7 years ago

Hi. I'm about to embark on the anti-candida diet as I have been ill for the last 3 years and no doctor can tell me why. Anyhow... I have read that grapefruit seed extract is good for killing the bad bacteria. When should I introduce this into the diet?


calabaza 7 years ago

I just wanted to add, is tomato paste (99% tomato, salt) ok for this diet?

You said to limit peas on an earlier post. Should I not use split peas to make a soup? Or are split peas ok?

Thanks


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

calabza, grapefruit extract is fine to use. The tomato paste also. Peas have a lot of natural sugars so just limit them, say once or twice a week.


calabaza 7 years ago

Sorry to bother you again but i've been eating lentils with kidney beans.. sort of like madras lentils. I was wondering if lentils/kidney beans are like peas and should be limited.


renee83 7 years ago

I have a four week old baby and found out that he has thrush, its seems to bother him very badly. What would you suggest for him other than me following this diet? I am also taking acidophilis and giving him the liquid form twice daily


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Calabza, the lentils and beans are fine.

Renee83, My Grandson had the same problem. I take it that you are breast feeding. My Grandson was not breast fed. The parents took him to the MD and he was given antibiotics, wich it would clear up as long as he was on them. He was on it three different time and it never cleared up. I talked them into using Aqua Flora and it cleared up within less than a week and has never returned. They would put about 3 to 5 drops in his bottle every morning and at night. My guess is that you do have Candida and are passing it onto him. Stay on the diet and keep doing what you are doing. If you can control the candida, you should be able to control it in him. Good Luck, I know how hard it can be on a baby.


renee83 7 years ago

Is brown rice ok to eat?


mister g  7 years ago

is pumpkin okay to start the diet with? also what about taco shells and flatbreads like chipatis and totliias and rice noodles and rice wraps ? any ideas on snacks to


mister g  7 years ago

also i read chilli is ok so can i make a stir fry with fresh chilli ginger garlic coriander and lime and veges and meat ..... and brown rice if so theres acutally a lot to eat

are complex carbs ok ? i think the yeast cookbook says yes

also how many carbs are permitted a day

THANK YOU SO MUCH


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Renee,

Brown rice is fine but sparingly.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

mister g:

Punkin is fine but limited, corn tortillas are fine. Rice noodles and rice wraps are fine also, just check the labels for things added that are not allowed on the diet. As for flat breads also check the ingredents. Spelt, rice, Barley, Kamut, Rye and whole grain bread are great, but would wait until the second month to add and use sparingly. Complex carbs are fine also but sparingly. As for the carbs, I do not know the exact number for them.


shelly 7 years ago

Is cornmeal allowed?


wammytk 7 years ago

yes, cornmeal is allowed.


Kevin W 7 years ago

Just wanted to add a few things here. I started ussing Essiac Tea in the morning and night. This really helped my immune system. I found i was getting infections around my fingernails a lot, since, it has all cleared up.

Probiotics can be taken throughout the day, bust most importantly before bed.(If they are good they should keep you going to the washroom regularly)

And don't forget the Aqua Flora, I find 1 Tbsp. 3xper/day 20 min before food works good.

Grapefruit Seed Extract should be taken with food, Olive Leaf Extract can be taken on empty stomach, Caprilic acid and Bentonite can be taken in the mornings. ***Be carefull not to take to many supliments. ie: Calcium supliments are not absorbed well by the body .


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Hope Kevin helps you out. Sounds like it is working, YEH!!


Kevin W 7 years ago

Ohh, another thing worth mentioning and often overlooked. Make sure to chew your food properly. Swallowing chunks of food, will leave unprocessed food for the candida to feed off of. Good Luck Everyone;)


Krys 7 years ago

Thanks for all the info!

It still seems odd that if so many in our society are affected by this Candida overgrowth, why isn't the Naturopathic team of specialists going on TV, radio, out to the public with this vital informtion? Why do we only get medical info in the news media from one side, conventional medicine?

Concerning the diet, why is wheat not allowed if it is not combined with yeast but rather with baking soda or powder?


Lisa 7 years ago

Can you eat turkey sausage and turkey bacon? Also, can you eat yougurt made with soy milk?


shelly 7 years ago

I am about ready to start incorporating new foods. When introducing new foods what would be the best route to take? Thx!!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Krys, You are so right. Most medical doctors do not believe that Candida can cause so much trouble. They have been taught to use antibiotics to cure everything. There are a lot of alternative doctors that are starting to treat Candida as a serious illness. I have heard various talk shows on the net and radio, and some in info commercials. Wheat should be avoided due to it high carbs and high gluten content. Candida also thrives from high gluten.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Lisa, yogurt with soy milk is great. As for the turkdy sausage and bacon. check the label for additives that are not allowed. I do know wome people that make their own and follow the guidelines on the list.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Shelly,

Introduce one food at a time. Watch to see how it affects you. You will know if it does not agree with you the next day. You will feel different, blaw, flu like, headaches, this appears different for everyone, but you should be able to tell. Then slowly add new things, one at a time and two to three new things a week. Do this slowly so you can watch how your body reacts.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Kevin, thanks, that is a great suggestion.


Krys 7 years ago

I will be away for one week, in a hotel in Dallas, in late November and have been on the Candida diet since October 10th.

How to eat in restaurants in my situation?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

This is a tough one. Salads are a great choice here, ask for oil or vinegar on the side. You may eat baked potatoes without skins, grilled salmon and baked fish, grilled chicken, steamed veggies, eggs, veal Usually you can specify for them to omit things when ordering. You will be surprised at what you can eat when going to resaurants if you just follow the list. Good Luck.


Krys 7 years ago

Thanks for your considerate response, wammytk!

Now, I have a new question:

Do you or anyone out there have a recipe for a little birthday cake OK on a Candida diet?

My husband's birthday is in two weeks, and he would like me to make a little cake that both of us can enjoy.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Krys,

Go here for a great recipe, http://doth.wordpress.com/2006/07/02/gluten-free-s...

Also try searching the net. sugar, gluten,dairy free cake recipes. Hope this helps. There are a lot of recipes out there if you search.


BigTum 7 years ago

can you help? I've been on this diet for 6 weeks, and 3 days ago introduced a good probiotic, yeast, sugar and everything free. I originally went on the diet because of feeling sluggish, bloated, constipated and having oral thrush that no medicine could get rid. It was getting better slowly with this diet but now its come back with a vengance, and I've now got thrush in other places *blush*. I can only link it to the probiotic, as its the only thing that I've changed. Anyone experienced this? Is it worth continuing? Am I doing something wrong? I am tempted not to take anymore, even though its $40 worth of pills down the toilet!!

Any help/advice be appreciated big time, thankyou


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

This is a hard one to answer. The only thing I can think of is the Candida is trying to come out of your body. I would keep trying it for another week and see if the symptoms improve. If not I would ask for a refund on the pills and tell them what is happening. Does anyone else out there have any suggestions.


Laura 7 years ago

Wammy-

I'm in my first week on the diet and had a few questions about ingredients. There is a product called Almond Breeze in the grocery store, an almond beverage, but it has evaporated cane juice in it. Is that legal on the candida diet?

Also, why do you recommend cooked carrots over raw? Doesn't that actually increase the carb content?

Can you recommend a brand of protein powder that doensn't contain sugar, sweeteners or any other illegal ingredients for candida dieters?

Thanks so much for all this info! Very helpful!


dre 7 years ago

wow!!!! i have learned so much! thankyou for taking the time to post this diet. it has helped me a lot. i do have a question though... you said seeded sunflower seeds are ok,but no salted seeds.does that mean i cant have flavored-salted sunflower seeds?


shelly 7 years ago

Is popcorn ok to have if it is popped in an air pop pocorn maker with no seasoning on it what so ever?


BigTum 7 years ago

Thanks... I have stopped them now, and its clearing up again. Odd. I shall just leave the probiotics alone.

Laura, evaporated cane juice is made from sugar...


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Sorry for the delay, I was on a small vacation.  Went to see my favorite horse trainer in action.  Had a great learning experience, it was awsome.

Laura,

Big Tum is right, no cane.  After researching the Almond Breeze, the unsweetened would be great.  Good Fine, I have never seen this.  The reason for the carrots, you may eat them raw but make sure that they are peeled and washed.  They are grown in the ground and prone to fungus.  

A good quality isolated, ultra-filtered whey protein shake powder should be ok to consume with your candida ... because the casein protein has been removed in the micro-filtration process. Casein is the protein in cow's milk that's most likely to trigger allergic symptoms. The whey protein is quickly absorbed in the small bowel, and so there's nothing to feed the yeasty beasties in the colon. 

 

dre,

As for the sunflower seeds, if you can find them unsalted with flavoring, it would be fine.

Shelly,

Air-popped popcorn is great, plus you can seasoning to it if you wish to spice it up alittle.

Big Tum, glad it worked!! 


shelly 7 years ago

Wammy, I am sorry I have so many questions. I am always thinking of something so I do want to double check something on meats. Are deli meats allowed. I know it can't be smoked but is deli meats considered processed?

Thanks so much for your help.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Shelly

I would check out the sebsite that I have listed below to totally understand deli meats. If you can find one that does not have any additives, then you should be able to eat that kind. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16361276/

You will have to carefully read the labels. Our you may buy organic meat, slow toast them with your choice of seasonings that are allowed, cool it and then slice them to your desired thickness and enjoy!


Jamie 7 years ago

I have a 4-1/2 year old son who is, for the most part, healthy and does not have any signs of Autism.

However, he's had a recurring yeast infection in his armpits and on his bottom since he was a baby and the pediatricians keep telling me it's just from extra moisture. I've never agreed - I've always felt it was something else.

In the past few days with his high consumption of Halloween candy, the rash is worse than it has ever been.

His behavior is often very unpredictable but I've noticed in the past two weeks he's been aggressive, grumpy, inattentive, etc.

After reaserching these symptoms I am almost positive that this is what he is suffering from. I'm just overwhelmed at how to change his diet and keep him healthy. I want to really go for it now to see how quickly he improves. What do you recommend doing for children - where should I begin? (The candy has been thrown away!)

Thank you,

Jamie


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Jamie,

This will be a tough one, especially with a small child. I would suggest putting him on the diet. Slowly change his eating habits so he does not notice it. We try to keep my grandson on the diet as much as possible, but with halloween it was next to impossible. After consuming part of his treats he turned into an uncontrollable 3 year old. He could not even sit still. I felt so sorry for him. The hardest thing for him is what he drinks. It is so hard to find something that does not have sugar or aspertine in it. I finally found a sugar free kool-aid type drink at the local wal-mart. There is a lot of info on the web for recipes if you do some research. The whole Approach is a great place where people share ideas, recipes, what works and what does not. This would be a great place to start. Here is the direct page for the recipes-http://wholeapproachforums.com/6/ubb.x?a=cfrm&... Plus there is a lot of info here. I hope this helps, hang in there and you will both be much happier!


Jimmy 7 years ago

Is there any other type of milk such as soya or rice that is ok to drink/have on cereals?


Jimmy 7 years ago

Another question sorry, is yeast free soda bread/farls OK


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Jimmy,

Sugar free soya and rice milks are fine. As for breads, they are to be sugar,yeast, gluten free. French Meadows breads has some great breads and pizza crust that are great on the diet. Check them out on the web.


liza 7 years ago

i'm new to this diet - my nutrionist said no rice, no unlevened breads even (anything with flour)... any comments on that?


shelly 7 years ago

Is canned pumpkin allowed?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Liza, you are allowed brown and wild rice at the beganing. I would wait till the second or third month to eat any other rice. As for the breads, there are breads that are dairy. sugar, yeast and gluten free. This is allowed. French Meadow breads do have various items that you can eat on the diet. Go to there website and they list where the breads can be purchased. They have breads, pizza crust, and I think they have bagels. Here is their website http://www.frenchmeadow.com/

Good Luck


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Shelly,

Read the label, if you can find one without sugar I would say it would be alright.


dre 7 years ago

ok so its the holidays and hard no to drink. i know sugar is out of the question on thit diet but what about saki ( i dont know if thats spelled right .. haha). in moderation... can i drink that?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

dre, I would say no. It is ferminted with yeast. I found this out by research. Also there is no safe alcohol for this diet. I would suggest that you may have a few and it will not totally destroy all of you efforts on this diet. Just remember moderation is the key. Enjoy yourself and have a great holiday!


BigTum 7 years ago

Are some types of vodka ok? I'd read that some makes have no sugar or yeast as they are eliminated by distilling the alcohol.


cmm1017 7 years ago

In doing food allergy research I found this information that has been helpful in possibly diagnosing some of the medical issues I have been facing. I have read through the diet, which is very limiting as it is, but with the foods I have tested positive in being allergic to, it makes the list even smaller. Turkey, Rice, Broccholi, all seeds, all legumes, chocolate, coffee, soy and peanuts are among the items I tested positive for, many of these items are not allowed on the diet and many are, have you found that the food allergies are due to Candida or in addition to this?


BigTum 7 years ago

cmm1017, I hope you dont mind me writing, but you've ben tested for an awful lot of foods, and I'm always a bit wary of people cutting out lots of food, foods that are full of nutrients, and needed by the body

There's an interesting article on food allergy V intolerance, and the people who do those tests.. dunno if its worth reading?

http://www.which.co.uk/advice/the-truth-about-alle...


cmm1017 7 years ago

Thank you for the food allergy link. Not sure what to trust anymore. I have experienced hives many times that led me to taking the tests, my worst was during a trip to Paris where I ate a variety of breakfast spreads that I found out after reasearch was created with soy, which seems to be the worst of all the foods for me. I have tried to stay away from the other foods and as of yet have not experienced another head to toe rash, but some smaller hive outbreaks. So many of the foods I tested positive for are foods this diet suggests not eating that I felt there could be some similarities.


BigTum 7 years ago

You poor thing, thats real miserable. And frustrating to say the least. Have you the support of a good doctor, who could perhaps send you off to an allergy specialist? I hope so. I'm not so sure on a lot of the pay-mega-bucks allergy people because I've been twice and got told different things, and a very very long list, basically allergic to food! I think food diary is a good way to find out for sure which triggers off attacks?

Of course no expert, but I'd guess it may be linked to this being most rashes are to do with candida. But have you got checked out for thyroid too? That can also cause some problems. Best of luck, big time.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

I don't know about the vodka. I do know that it is made from wheat and distilled 3 to 4 times and then filtered each time. So I don't know what to say. I do know that if you drink non flavored that it is o carbs and usually around 60 to 70 calories an ounce. So by this, since there are no carbs there is no sugar. But for the yeast???? But it sounds good to me.


BigTum 7 years ago

Some Vodka's are made from Rye, potato too, just emailing Smirnoff to try and find out. Also I've read many times about vodka and yeast, this I just got from a newspaper:

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Calories: 55 per 25ml shotThe purest of all alcohol - it is distilled so well that no yeast remains, so you can drink it if on a yeast-free diet. Vodka is also the least likely of all alcoholic drinks to give you a hangover, as it is free of preservatives, congeners and colouring. One scientific analysis found vodka had only a tiny amount of the toxic alcohol methanol, so is less likely to cause the unpleasant after-affects of drinking too much."Good innit?!!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

GOOD FINE, know we can drink on this diet, moderately though, Thanks so much for finding this info!!!!


BigTum 7 years ago

Email from Smirnoff - red label:

Smirnoff Red Vodka is corn based but does contain grains. It does not contain Barley, Hops, Malts, Oats, Potatoes, and Wheat. We do strongly recommend that you first consult with your Doctor before you consume any type of alcohol.

Once again, thank you for contacting Smirnoff. We look forward to serving you in the future!

Sincerely,

Richard D. Smirnoff Vodka Consumer Response Representative


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

WOW! That was quick. But since it is corn based, in moderation only. Corn has natual sugars. At least this is my opinion. Thanks for the info.


Sheila 7 years ago

I was wondering how much of a probiotic can you take?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Sheila,

Follow the directions on the probiotic.


Sheila 7 years ago

Thanks. Also I went to the doctor and he did blood test for candida, I do have it and he had put me on the diet and then nystatin a couplemonths later did another blood test and it had come down but still not in normal range, he told me to stay on the nystatin, and then in a couple months we will retest this past week I went back in another blood test still waiting the results. but he told me to stop taking the nystatin and that when he got the test results back he would probably put me on diflucan? anyway I'm not real excited about this i have never been one to take medication not even asprin I have had antibiotics a few time in my life, and a few years ago had a lot of dental work done a lot of old fillings and dentist said we need to put crowns on them so I started one at a time having crowns put one not knowing about the issue with silver fillings I was going to a regular dentist and now have heard that all the issues i have had over the past few years could be related to murcury toxisity? I'm just wondering if this is the case and that the cadida is caused by it and if so will diet work or do I need to go to a dentist who knows about this sort of thing and have all my crowns redone? and also what about root canals I have also had several of those. Thanks so much for your help and insight.

Sheila


Lise 7 years ago

Hello ! Love your site! I just started a candida diet 11 days ago, already feel great, was losing weight already and have more energy...i have really limited my diet and eventually will add things back one at a time to keep control of things...I just added almond butter the last couple days, and am not sure if this is the reason i have started crashing in the afternoon? This was my common problem prior to the diet. And put three lbs back on...

Also, I am still a little constipated like i was before - can i add some ALL BRAN to my oatmeal in the mornings? All I eat are vegetables, lean meat, oatmeal, eggs, bit of plain yogurt, and it is not helping.

One more question - Does candida cause a common problem of sore/tenderness of the lymphnoyds (neck, under arms, and boobs) Also if I sneak in a quick bath, my symptoms re-occurred (itchiness, like a yeast infection is coming back)

Thanks so much for your time...


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Sheila,

Here is what I know and hope that this helps you out to make the right decisions. Candida can actually get into your blood stream and eventually effect your entire body, not just the gut. Since this is how Nystatin works, I believe that this is why it is taking so long to get it out of your system. Also it is a kind of antibiotic and your system will eventually become immuned to the drug.

As for the going to the extreme of getting your teeth redone, that is up to you. My suggestion is to follow the diet and try to get some Aqua Flora. The Aqua Flora is homeopathic and will work throughout the entire body, nut just the gut. I would suggest that you try this first before having your teeth redone. You may want to stay on it for maintinence. I do not work for Aqua Flora but it is the only thing that helped me through this. I take it daily.

Hope this helps.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Lise,

You may want to stay away from the almond butter until the second month since you are noticing and effedt from it.

As for the stowel, I would try rice bran or oat brand to add to your diet to help with this problem. This is normal, some people get constipated and others get diahrea, everyone is different.

The reason that you are sore it probably from the Candida is dying off and building up a small amount of toxins in that area of your body. This is one place that Candida will effect. Just drink plenty of water to flush it out of your system. Hope this helps. If you have anymore questions let me know.


Lise 7 years ago

Thank you for your response! It is awsome that you respond to everyone!

I ended up picking up a Fibresmart product from the health store for the constipation, and it has already worked! This has no dairy, gluten, wheat, soy, corn, or yeast. I will stay on this for a while.

After reading on your site, I have decided I can stay on the Ultimate Flora probiotic I was taking, but I am finished with the enzymes I was also taking (CandigoneI CandigoneII and Candizyme) by Saturday. How long can we stay on the Flora probiotic and continue this diet? The treatment I was doing was a 15 day yeast cleanse/detox? Should I do a further 15 days of the enzymes as well? ANNND (sorry) Is this diet supposed to be for always and just eat/drink anything else not on the list in moderation?

I feel great, and do not want to stop it, except for the fact I do feel a bit of a vaginal yeast infection in the last day or so!!??!?....My sugar cravings are stopping, but at times still gets hard, as I used to be up in the middle of the night every night eating/wanting sweets!

Thanks again!

Lise


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Lise,

You can stay on the probiotics as long as you want. This is good with any diet. As for the diet, you should stay on it for one month. Then slowly add a new food, one at a time and see if it effects your system. If it does, you will get flu like symptoms, or just feel different, your body will tell you. If this does happen, stay away from this food for another two weeks and try again. But only introduce one new food at a time. Just slowly go back to a regualr diet.


Sheila 7 years ago

Thanks for the information, I'm so glad to find you. It is just wonderful for you to take the time to help so many people. I will look for the aquaflora and try that, This week I started to be very strict with the diet and have made fresh veg. juice in the morning to drink, and eaten plenty of salads with raw veg. and nuts as well, I noticed that when I go to the bathroom its kind of loose and looks a little greenish I was wondering if that was from the veggies or something else, also the other day I really felt horrible and then had to go to the bathroom and after I went I felt 100% better?, then the next day I felt bad again and rested most of the morning, in the afternoon I ended up feeling really good ? Any idea on the ups and downs? I thought maybe I was getting worse, but when I start feeling better I thought maybe it was just an adjustment period to the food?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Sheila,

You are starting to kill off the Candida. What you are experincing is what is call the hertxeimer effect. With the die off of the Candida, it will produce toxins so drink plenty of water. The green stool is also from the body ridding the toxins. It may take a few days for this to straighten up but keep up the good work and you will really feel the difference. You can order the Aqua Flora on the web at a lot of health food sites so just do a search if you can not find it near you.


Sheila 7 years ago

Thanks for the information I am glad to hear that it is a good thing, I have felt pretty good for the last 2 days, this morning when I got up my hands and feet were sweating I could look at them and actually see the moisture, I have had what I would call clamey hands/feet before but not actual sweat dripping off is this my body trying to get rid of the toxins too?

Thanks so much for all of your help.!!!!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Yes this is the toxins trying to escape, you are on the right course to a healthy new you! Merry Christmas.


shellyray 7 years ago

I started off my diet from another website which allowed some things that you don't . I would like to know if having one cup of coffee each morning , with cream, and yogurt sweetened with xylitol like I have been doing will sabotage the whole diet or will it just take longer to kill the yeast. I tried going for 5 days without coffee and felt like I was loagy , disconnected , walking in water. Added the coffee back and I feel like maybe I can do without all of my other '' treats''.

How bad am I ? : (


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Shellyray,

The only reason that coffee is not allowed, even organic is because they actually us a fungicide to control the coffe bore. Also the cream is a dairy product and you should not use that either. The yogurt is fine. If you can try to drink herb teas and sweeten with the xylitol or stevia, it would be much better, at least for the first 3 or 4 weeks. Yes you can drink the coffee, but you at adding a fungus right back into your body and will take much longer for the diet to work. I even drink hot water with lemon or a flavored stevia, and this seems to help. Good luck, as I was a 1 to 2 pots a day coffe drinker and it was hard but I finally adjusted to it.


Shellyray 7 years ago

Thank you for your quick reply : )

I came down with rheumatoid arthritis early this summer and have stayed on top of the pain and stiffness by taking many herbal / natural remedies. I was told by someone who knows , to stay away from cane sugar. Big difference. When I ate sugar, I had pain , so I started using xylitol instead of sugar and kept on with the herbs etc .

Since starting this diet , my pain and stiffness have almost disappeared. And I am not really keeping on the alkaline side of the diet very well yet. Connection between sugar/yeast/arthritis ? I certainly think so.

I started adding aloe vera juice in the morning and I take my glucosamine / chondroitin ( with stevia) before bed. Now I wake up without stiffness. What a blessing !

Will I be able to add dairy in a month or two ? I have access to raw milk from organic feed cows. And will I be able to have my cup of coffee after another month ?

Thanks again , you are a very kind lady,

Shellyray

I also noticed that


BigTum 7 years ago

Am off for my first ever sugar-free holidays, Happy Christmas Wammytk & everyone - thanks for your help :-)


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Congrads and You have a Very Merry Christmas Too!


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Shellyray, the is a big connection between arthritis and Candida. It has been proven that over 95% of patience with arthritis have Candida. I would try to add the milk in a month and see how you feel. Then add the coffe in a week after that. Your body will tell you what you can tolerate.


Shellyray 7 years ago

Thanks Wammytk, I will try that.

Merry Christmas !!


Tyna 7 years ago

Hi! Merry anti-Candida Holidays to all!

If someone is allergic to ragweed, does it mean they can't have Stevia?

Also, if someone can't put their rings on because their fingers are swollen when they get up in the mornings, does that mean they have a food allergy? Need to go back to the very basic anti-candida diet of brown rice and veggies?

s psoriasis caused by a yeast overgrowth in the body? My cousin's 30 something son has this skin disorder and he's obese too. Doesn't know what to do since the psoriasis is really bad, over a lot of his body and to date no doctor has helped!


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Tyna,

I would try a small amount of stevia and see if you get a reaction. It should be used very sparingly with people that have an allergy to ragweed.

Keep an eye on your fingers, there maybe something else wrong. You may want to consult your doctor if this presist. I get this if I use to much salt so I try to keep my salt intake way down.

As for the psoriasis, yeast overgrowth can attribute to it. Psoriasis is a very hard to control. My husband had a severe case, so I have done a lot of studing on the matter. Many people of good luck with the injections that have come out in the last couple of years, the name has escaped me. My husband opted not to do this because of the severe side effects and major effects on body organs. The best control for him was and candida diet. If he follows the diet, it clears up pretty well, and then he gets better and goes back to his old ways and it comes back. It is a hard one to control, so he suffers with the consiquences, same on him but he likes to have a few alcoholic beverages and this really adds to the symptoms. Have him follow the diet, he will lose weight, feel better and may be able to control the psoriasis this way. He has a long road ahead of him but it will be worth it. Tell him to find "The Healthy Heart" cookbook or find recipes on the net for a healthy heart. This diet does wonders for psoriasis and it is not a resrticted as the candida diet. Good Luck!


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nancydodds1 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Great hub!


Mama E 7 years ago

Hi. May I substitute carob for chocolate? Secondly, I've read so many mixed reviews regarding beans. Aren't they considered complex sugars? Is it normal to feel nauseated on the first couple of days on this diet?

Thanks.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Mama E,

Yes you may sub carob. As for the beans, yes there are mised reviews on this, but remember te eat them in moderation. Some people do feel nauseated for the first few days, this is called the Hertxeimer Effect. By following the diet you are killing off the Candida. It is building up toxins in your body and this is what is making you feel ill. Drink plenty of water to flush them out of your body. Will will feel better in a few days.


Amarillis 7 years ago

Hi Wammytk

I am new to this diet as well. I have spend a few moments reading all the posts from previous candida sufferers. I still have a couple questions if you would not mind helping me out...

First, I am just starting this diet today. It's my second attempt at doing this right but did not have the information i do now on my first attempt. I visited a naturopath and found out I also have a food sensitivity to eggs and dairy as well as the Candida. I have been provided with a substitute for eggs, made from ground Flax seed. I can not get French meadow as I am in Canada, but I have a bread called Little Stream which is also gluten,yeast and sugar free.. this has been Candida approved. Can i eat this in my early stages? i read something about maybe having to wait a month...

Second question is if i slip up... am I starting ALL over again? Let say one day a month from now I break down and cheat with something tiny... am I back to square one on this or if in moderation when I do cheat will I bounce back.

Also, i have been given Bentonite, Caproil and a couple other things to take daily to help speed up the candida recovery. Apparently like an "internal scrub". Have you any idea if this works or if it's just money to be made on my naturopaths end?

Thank you for your help!

-A


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Amarillis,

I checked out the Little Stream breads and they all look great except I think I would stay away from the raisin bread till the second month.

Slipping up will not take you back to square one. If you cheat once in awhile, you will feel the difference but it will not set you back to day one.

As for the Bentonite, he is giving it to you to absorb the toxins and flush them out of your body as the Candida dies off. As for the Caproil, it is a combination of caprylic acid and oleic acid from olive oil. The caprylic acid is said to fight against Candida. If you think it is helping you can take it. It will help change the acidity of your system and this is what helps fight the Candida. Hope this helps.


Amarillis 7 years ago

Hi again,

Thank you so much for all the information. I thought of a few foods I am unsure of and was wondering if you could tell me if they are ok?

Green, red, orange or yellow peppers

Sweet Potatoes

Squash (butternut and so on.. I know I can have spaghetti squash, but really like soups made from butternut squash and sweet potatoes)

Also, I found unsweetened Vanilla almond milk... it's from "Almond Breeze" not sure if you have this brand in the U.S. Do you think I can drink this or are their forbidden ingredients?

-A


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Amarillis,

The peppers are all fine and so are the sweet potatoes. All squash in moderation are fine also. As for the Almond Breeze, it does have evaporated cane sugar and will feed the yeast. I would not drink this.

Here is a recipe for almond milk to make at home.

1 cup of fresh raw almonds

2 cups boiling water

1 quart of cold water

1 tablespoon of pure cold-pressed safflower oil

2 tablespoons of pure vegetable clycerine

1/4 teaspoon of sea salt optional

Blanch the almonds by pouring boiling water over them. soak a few minutes so that you can slide the skins off easily and then drain. Place the almonds and the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. You may want to strain through a strainer or cheese cloth if not complete smooth. Use in recipes as you would milks. I like to add different flavored stevias to give it different flavors, experiment. There is a lot you can do with this. Shakes, cooking, and it is so easy to make.


Amarillis 7 years ago

Thanks again! I will avoid the Vanilla. I did not notice the any type of sugar in the Vanilla as it was the unsweetened version. i could never find it before and i came across some at the health food store last night. However, the original for sure does not list any form of sweeteners or can sugar. So I can still drink the plain unsweetened kind? Also, do you know of any soy sauce that can be used on this diet?

Always greatful :o)

-A


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

A,

That fine and as for the soy sauce, you can use Braggs if you can find it.


Amarillis 7 years ago

Great! Thank you so very much :o)


mary 7 years ago

Thanks for the great and informative site. I have had several friends do this type of diet with great results. Just get a little confused about all the different sites I think I'll stick with yours, it seems to be the most extensive:) I am just about to start, I have a few questions if you wouldn't mind. I was wondering abourt Kashi 7 grain puffed cereal. It does have winter hard red wheat as 1 of the grains. Should I avoid this? Also is inulin (fiber Sure only ingriedient listed 0 sugar) allowed? Thanks a bunch for all the information that you provide to everyone


Amarillis 7 years ago

Hi Wammytk!

I was wondering if olives of any kind or capers are permited on the Candida diet?

-A


Amy 7 years ago

I have been following this diet faithfully for a month and my symptoms lessoned for a week, but now they are back in full force. Could this mean that I have a yeast strain that is not candida?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Amarillis,

Sorry but no capers or olives of any kind.

Amy,

I am guessing that there is something that you are eating that you may be allergic to. Try to limit your goods to just meats and veggies and see if this helps. You may have something other than Candida. The only way of knowing is to consult a doctor. I wish I could be of more help.


Amarillis 7 years ago

Hello,

What are the chances of you having an oatmeal cookie receipe for the candida diet? Any chance? I need some for of baked good... and it's only been 4 days. yikes

A


Amarillis 7 years ago

Ok... I will avoid both. I saw black olives in one of your bean salads and had a glimmer of hope. Thanks again! You are such a wonderful resource and all your help is truly very very appreciated.


Amarillis 7 years ago

Hi again,

I am hoping you can perhaps help clear up some confusion I have with respect to flour andsemolina. I was told I can have organic Spelt pasta, but all I can find are organic pastas that still have semolina in them. Am I correct in thinking I am not allowed to have anything with semolina while on the diet?

Thank you,

Amarillis


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

A, I would say no. I just ran into this page and it has tons of recipes. check it out. http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/4966/recipes.h...

I did not check out all of the recipes but use your judgement. I am guessing by looking at the site, she has done a really great job and has done a lot of research on the diet.


kitkat 7 years ago

Wow, my boyfriend has Candida, so I've been doing a lot of research. That website of recipes is awesome! I just made Karen's cornbread. 2 thumbs up! I also made homemade caeser dressing- better than any store bought and no vinegar. Wammy, I cut up little pieces of Mortadella and fried them so he thinks he's eating bacon. Can he have that? I know you say no ham, but I was under the impression it was cured meats. You're doing a great job helping everyone here! I'm glad I found you! Kat


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Thanks Kat, Don't use to much of the Mortadella, it does have some fat from and some have fruits in them so just check the label.


jennylain 7 years ago

Hi wammytk,

I posted a long while ago. I've been on moderate forms of the candida diet ever since, and have been on the full, first phase candida diet for a week and a half now. while it's not the greatest way to do it, i found it helpful to take some time to get used to the different ingredients, ways of cooking, etc. before going on the full no sugar, no yeast, no gluten version (i'm allergic to milk and soy, so that also made it harder to find what to eat!). it's made a huge improvement in my health, with my asthma, allergies, and other auto-immune problems.

I have a few questions... most of them short!

1) How long should a person wait before using small amounts of honey or agave?

2) Why is caffeine bad? Is black tea always bad?

3) If you cheat (like have a bite of a cookie) how bad is that? does it set you all the way back? with the moderate form of the diet i allowed myself a bite of almost anything. once people get better is it ok to have an occasional dessert, or should they be avoided altogether?

4) How few carbs should people have when they first start out? I'm trying to go as low as possible, and made it about a week with very, very low carbs, but I find myself a little too short on blood sugar to keep it up so I end up eating whole grain rice. I exercise a good bit so I need the energy.

5) (this is the longer question) why are mold and fermentation such big issues with candida? does this have anything to do with household mold (to which i'm very allergic, and after exposure to which i got very sick?) why can't we eat regular vinegar (a fermented food), but we can have apple cider vinegar?

sorry to have so many questions, and thanks as always!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Jenny, I will try my best to answer yur questions.

1. I would wait until you have followed the diet for at least 1 1/2 to 2 months. Add it to your diet a small amount at a time and see how yur body reacts. Your body will tell you if you can tolerate it.

2.Caffeine is bad because it can irritate the gut causing the liver to slow down it function and causing the toxins in your system to start building back up.

3.If you cheat ir will not totally destroy what you have started. You may feel crappy for a day or so, but if you stay on track you will set yourself back too far. After you feel you have everything under control try a small piece of dessert, again your body will tell you.

4. You should try to take in between 60 to 100 grams of good carbs a day. As your condition improves you can slowly add more. Here is an example- 1 cup of allowed cooked whole grains or beans equals about 40-50 grams of carbs, one large potato has around 27 grams. Hope this helps.

5. Mold and fermentation is a big issue with Candida because Candida is actually a fungus or mold. Try to stay away from this if possible. Some people will even feel worse in high humidity areas. The difference between the vinegars are the way that they are processed.

Hope this helps and keep up the great work as you have stated that you are feeling much better!!!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Jenny, I will try my best to answer yur questions.

1. I would wait until you have followed the diet for at least 1 1/2 to 2 months. Add it to your diet a small amount at a time and see how yur body reacts. Your body will tell you if you can tolerate it.

2.Caffeine is bad because it can irritate the gut causing the liver to slow down it function and causing the toxins in your system to start building back up.

3.If you cheat ir will not totally destroy what you have started. You may feel crappy for a day or so, but if you stay on track you will set yourself back too far. After you feel you have everything under control try a small piece of dessert, again your body will tell you.

4. You should try to take in between 60 to 100 grams of good carbs a day. As your condition improves you can slowly add more. Here is an example- 1 cup of allowed cooked whole grains or beans equals about 40-50 grams of carbs, one large potato has around 27 grams. Hope this helps.

5. Mold and fermentation is a big issue with Candida because Candida is actually a fungus or mold. Try to stay away from this if possible. Some people will even feel worse in high humidity areas. The difference between the vinegars are the way that they are processed.

Hope this helps and keep up the great work as you have stated that you are feeling much better!!!


jennylain 7 years ago

Thank you so much for your answers to all my questions! This is a huge help as I figure out what to do!


nuitblanche777 7 years ago

Debb,

Hello. I have suffered from candida for 3 years now and i have tried a more strict diet were no high carbs are allowed, no fruit, sugar, grains, nuts and seeds, or dairy are allowed. Basically i was eating non-starchy vegetables, a lot of fat from coconut oil and olive oil, and a really high protein diet. i was on it for a while, but my symptoms never cleared uo. Also i felt malnourished being on such a strict diet for so long. so i went off the diet and my candida is worse because i started eating sugar and other foods like bread, pecans and cashews that are not good for candida. but i wanted to eat them in order to gain weight since i was so skinny from being on the previous anti-candida diet. now my weight is back up there so i want to try and correct my candida. i was trying the low-fat diet where sugar found in fruits are allowed. ( That one guy has a theory about how fruit and low fat diets cure candida because fat makes sugar stay in the bloodstream longer). But i cannot give up fat completey. i did not have my period for a year because i was so underweight and now i have had it for 2 months and feel like i need some fat and more then he recommends in order to have hormones working. So i am really confused if this diet works or not. Can you tell me hnonestly if it cures candida and how long should i remain on this diet for? I am so confused about how to cure candida. So many people tell you different things. Thank you so much for your help!!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Nutiblanche777,

Yes the diet will work. I think that you went overboard with your diet. Go to this website http://wholeapproachforums.com/6/ubb.x?a=cfrm&...

It is full of recipes. You do not have to starve yourself. I would suggest that you stay on the diet for at least 3 months and then slowly add foods back, one at a time.


Amarillis 7 years ago

Hello Wammytk

Can I use Becel olive oil - no salt margarine instead of the clarified butter?

Amarillis


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Amarillis,

The Becel olive oil is made with canola and sunflower oils. I would say no to this. I would also say no to the no salt margarine. Margarines are made of various oils and water. The oils that are in most are not allowed on the diet.


Amarillis 7 years ago

So Canola is not allowed either? What about reagular salt? I don't think i can have anything but Sea salt but i am not sure what it is in these two items that makes it that I am not allowed to have them...?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

There really is not any difference between sea salt and regular table salt, it is just the way it is refined. You may use either. Canola is out but you may use cold-pressed safflower oil and sesame oil but some people do not like the way that it taste for cooking. These are usually used for salads. Also do not forget about the nut butters. You can make your own. Use 1/2 cup of raw pecans, walnuts or almonds and place in a food processor with 1 tablespoon of safflower oil. You can use this as a spread or use in recipes that call for oils.


Sophia 7 years ago

What do you think of fresh Cassava root? Is that ok to eat?

I see Cassava flour on your list as ok to eat, just wondering about the fresh one, I love that stuff. What about Yerba Mate teas? When you say daily detox tea is ok to drink, what brand do you recommend?

I have leaky gut to go along with vaginal yeast infection for a few years now.Every month, bout 10 days before my period I feel extremely itchy and "raw" with burning urination. I also go to the bathroom very frequentlyAny advice and opinion you can offer would be appreciate it....... I am 44 yrs old and wondering if I have hormonal problem that causes these health issues on top of the taking those antibiotic for Urinary Tract Infection a few years ago.

I have been taking AquaFlora for a few days and today was really careful not to cheat and I feel good this evening.

Thank you so much for creating this site and sharing your knowledge to help people.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Sophia,

I did some research on the root it self. I think that I would stay away from it just because if not cook properly, it can be very toxic to the body. The flour is fine because fo the way it is processed. Read about the cassava root here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manioc especially the paragraph processing and toxicity. The Yerba Mate teas are allowed.

I am glad to hear that you are taking the Aqua Flora, it is the only thing that realy helped me. I hate to post this here, but since you really need the help. In their literature, a group of doctors wifes suggest that to ease this discomfort, to soak a tampon in the Aqua Flora, about 1/2 to 1 ounce and insert at night before going to bed. This helps with the burning and itchiness. I did do this and it really helped me. About once a month I would get a severe case of bladder infection and the doctor always gave me an antibiotic. I threw them away finally since they did not help and started on the Aqua Flora. I am happy to say that I have only had one set back in the last three years, because of a very bad diet. I know take Aqua Flora daily and have not had trouble since. I take 1 tablespoon or less each day. It seems to work great for me. Good Luck and you are welcome for the info.


Amarillis 7 years ago

Wammytk,

I was under the impression I could not have walnuts or pecans. Was I wrong! Another thing i was thinking about is if I can have ground meat..like hamburger meat in things. I know many processed meats are out, but I am not sure if I can or can not have hamburger.

Your thoughts?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Amarillis,

You can most nuts in moderation. The reason that I put the walnuts and pecans on the list is because most people will eat alot of these and they are more prone to fungus. Moderation is the key to nuts. If you can find organic hamburger that is very low in fat yu can use it.


Sophia 7 years ago

Thank you for responding so quickly and providing links about cassava roots.That's too bad, I love that stuff.........

I have few more questions.

I read from the previous posting that soft goat cheese is ok, do you mean chevre? what's wrong with hard goat cheese?

About soaking tampon, do you use AquaFlora High Potency? Do you do this every day?

What do you think of maltitol? There is a dark chocolate bar I love from Trader Joe, it has no sugar, they use maltitol.

Thank you so much for your help.


Jen 7 years ago

i have been on the diet for a week. Two things. TOnight i made italian wedding soup and used quionoa for the pasta supplement. I used organice free range chicken broth but i just looked at the ingredients and it says that there is evaporated cane juice in it and some yeast thing. Can i not eat it now, i already had a little bowl before i looked? I also have been feeling awfuly, came down with a fever last night and aches and bad cough this morning. My mouth is also ithcy and i have red itchy bumps on the corner of my mouth on my lips. I dont know how long i can keep this up if i keep feeling like this, any thought?


CoffeeJunkie 7 years ago

If I don't give up coffee, should not even bother with the rest of the diet?


Amarillis 7 years ago

Hello Wammytk

I am wondering if there is something i am doing wrong... I have been doing this diet now for about 4 weeks and I do feel better somewhat.. but I was told I would feel horrible first for like 2 weeks. I have not had any kind of illness since I started other then maybe a headache for 3 days when I was killing out the caffeine. Is this because of something I must be still eating that is forbidden on the diet?

This early in the diet should I be avoiding allowable flours or oat meals... I'm starting to think I am not doing something right! Where are the withdrawals caused by the candida dying off... is it still too early to feel the dying off symptoms?

questionable things i may be eating that i need your expertise on ;o)

dried Peas, I eat them as a snack... Grape tomatoes are in alot of things I make, or tomatoes in general. I have oatmeal, no name quick oats for breakfast each day.. the ingredients says rolled oats only... Should I be eating Potatoes in moderation? I don't have them often now but I did make home made potato chips the other day. Are they allowed if fried in Olive oil?

This I just an idea of what I think I may be eating and should be avoiding all together. Any thoughts on what I could be doing wrong?

A


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Sophia,

I would say that the maltital should not be eaten. It has a form of alcohol sugars so it really is not sugar free. As for the Chevre, this is usually any name for goat cheese. They usually mark it with this name so it is easier for the consumer to find goat cheese. I would just check the label for ingedients. I am not sure about the difference, I do know that the hard cheeses are much more expensive, my guess is the way it is processed.

As for the tampon, use the high potency and do it when the itching occures for as many days as needed. It is homeopathic so it can not hurt you. Hope this helps.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Jen,

Go ahead and eat the soup, it will not totally mess up the diet, just a small set back. Next time try to make your own broth for a organic range chicken and then use the chicken for other things if this is not an ingredient, like chicken salad with the the mayo recipe or as a salad topper.

As for feeling so bad, I would say that it is the Candida trying to leave your body. This manifest in different. Drink plenty of water to flush the toxins out of your body. I would say that you may be having what is called the hertxeimer effect. You are killing off the Candida and it is building up toxins in your body. The key is to drink plenty of water to fluch the build up of toxins. I would seriously take a look at the Aqua Flora site, they have come up with many different products that help with various symptoms.

Good Luck, it is a very hard diet, but you will soon start to feel better.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

CoffeeJunkie,

Coffee, no matter if it is organic or not is treated with a fungicide to treat the coffee beatle. If you can follow the diet I would say that it would help some but you will still be feeding the Candida. I would suggest that you try a herbal tea, there are some really great tasting ones out there. I myself actually drink hot water with lemon or stevia. I does take some getting use to but you will soon not feel the need for the coffee. Good Luck!


CoffeeJunkie 7 years ago

Ordered a blood test from my Dr and they said it's such a rare condition that they didn't even stock the correct "tube" for the test. The CDC's web site says it's rare as well. Also, ketosis will occur in people that don't eat enough carbs whch can lead to kidney and liver damage.

Has anyone else been told by their Dr that this test is rare and so forth?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

CoffeeJunkie,

Most medical doctors do not really beleive in Candida. Most alternative doctors do though. There are a lost of people that develop thrush and this a Candida, so is a vaginal yeast infection, Doctors just do not call it Candida. There are many different symptoms of Candida. The main reason for the rise in Candida is do to all of the antibiotics that doctors prescribe for everything, pluse all of the meat that we eat. most of the animals have been treated with an antibiotic. Antibiotics kill all good and bad bacteria in the body. This allows the body to go out of control and gives the Candida a chance to take over and invade every tissue of your body. Hope that this simplfies it for you, but again most medical doctors do not believe that Candida can cause so many problems. Dr. Atkins claims that over 90% of over weight people have an over growth of Candida. Another doctor claims that all of his patience with artiritus have Candida over growth. I guess it just depends on who you talk too. If there is anything else that I can help you with please let me know.


CoffeeJunkie 7 years ago

Is there any real science to back up what people like Atkins say? I am not doubting it so much as just making sure this is what I have.

The one thing that confuses me more than any other is the differences between recommended diets. I have been told coffee is just fine as long as it's decaf (and that's because caffeine slows liver function), and all kinds of other things are OK that are not OK on other's lists.

I hear Aqua Flora is a miracle, then I hear ThreeLac is a miracle and Aqua Flora is a scam, then Nystatin is the only "cure" and al alt remidies are a joke, on and on and on. By the time you get to the point where you're on three different homeopathic remides, two chemical prescriptions and a diet that's next to impossible to follow, you are totally worn out, frustrated, and completely broke from these 30+ dollar/bottle cures that you have to take for 6 or 8 months or possibly forever (AquaFlora 2 xtra strength bottles for two months, 2 medium strength for 2 months, 2 bottles reg strength for 2 months--repeat if necessary).

I don't know about the rest of the people here, but I sure as hell know I can't afford organic AB free meats and eggs, cold-pressed oils, etc... not for 6 to 8 months at least.

I am not slamming people that believe they may have this, nor am I trying to dissuade people from trying the supposed cure. All I am saying is for me personally, I am to the point where it almost doesn't matter what the conquences are because I can neither afford the cure, or the weight the cure is going to take off of me (I am already border-line under-weight).

If I could afford to see a naturopath (or even a Dr that understood imbalances like this) then I certinely would, but as it stands the insurance I do have is so limited that I can scarcely get a simple cholesterol test let alone one that is "so rare that only people on their death beds from AIDS and such have" <-- a quote from my Dr.

So, this leaves me where? I guess I have to start Googling a new search string; one similiar to:

"Will Candida eventually kill me if I can't afford the cure"


Jen 7 years ago

Thanks for the info. So my lips have gotten worse. So swollen and i am entirely itchy. My mouth is itchy and the roof of it is swollen. MY mouth has been like this for almost a week. I also am beginning to think maybe i am allergic to either eggs or cashews i have been eating those non stop. Yesteday i stopped eating the nuts but had eggs in the morning. Today i have had nothing. Any thoughts>


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

CoffeeJunkie,

I feel for you and know what you mean. By no means am I a doctor or work in any profession in the medical feild. I was a sufferer for many years not knowing if it was Canida and still do not, and always running to the doctor. I would always feel bad, when I got sick I would really get sick. I have had 2 simple operations that turned into life and death situations. I would not just get a cold but would be down for 2 weeks with bronchitis, the flu would hit me full force. The doctor would just keep giving me antibiotics to fix what the symptom was. I would get bladder infection at least twice a month and it had nothing to do with my monthlies. I have had a hysterectomy, due to a normal D&C. A normal gallbaldder surgery took over 5 hours. I was just an ill person all of the time.

I finally decided to hell with the medical doctor for most things. I started to do my own research. By no means am I an educated person. Just your average high school grad. who just got tired of being tired and sick.

I wish you luck with your journey. It will be a long and hard one. I just realized that proper diet and taking care of our bodies the way they were intended is the best that we can do. This is how I feel about it. Would you put sugar in the gas tank of your car? I would hope not.

Yes I know that everyone has their own opinion which products work and which ones don't. And yes you can go broke trying to figure it out. Just eat healthy, as healthy as you can. To say if you do have Candida, that I can not say. A small home test, spit in a glass of water at night before you go to bed. Check it out in the morning and see what it looks like. If it has legs, then you may be a Candida sufferer, but this is not fool proof.

I wish you the best and am here just trying to help people that need it.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Jen,

I feel for you. My guess is that it is the cashews more likely than the eggs. If it gets worse, I would see your MD. Keep me posted.


StevenK 7 years ago

Does AquaFlora actually kill the candida yeast?


Amarillis 7 years ago

Hello Wammytk

I am wondering if there is something i am doing wrong... I have been doing this diet now for about 4 weeks and I do feel better somewhat.. but I was told I would feel horrible first for like 2 weeks. I have not had any kind of illness since I started other then maybe a headache for 3 days when I was killing out the caffeine. Is this because of something I must be still eating that is forbidden on the diet?

This early in the diet should I be avoiding allowable flours or oat meals... I'm starting to think I am not doing something right! Where are the withdrawals caused by the candida dying off... is it still too early to feel the dying off symptoms?

questionable things i may be eating that i need your expertise on ;o)

dried Peas, I eat them as a snack... Grape tomatoes are in alot of things I make, or tomatoes in general. I have oatmeal, no name quick oats for breakfast each day.. the ingredients says rolled oats only... Should I be eating Potatoes in moderation? I don't have them often now but I did make home made potato chips the other day. Are they allowed if fried in Olive oil?

This I just an idea of what I think I may be eating and should be avoiding all together. Any thoughts on what I could be doing wrong?

A


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Kevin,

It does not actually kill the yeast, it keeps it under control. The body does need some of the Candida in your digestive system, to work properly. It actually stimulates the body's immune system to keep the overgrowth under control. It kind of works like a vaccine. When the product is introduced, it sends a signal to the body to find the overgrowth and fight it off to lower the population. I hope this explains it. Homeopathy is treat simular with simular.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Amarillis,

Some people will have a grater die-off then others.  So don't worry about any horrible die-off symptoms.  It sounds to me like you are doing the right thing.  Since you are already feeling better, I would stick with what you are doing.  Lay a little low on the flours, but other than that it sounds like you are doing a great job.  


Daniela 7 years ago

Hi,

I have spent countless hours reading books and articles about ways to kill off my candida. I have been on the diet for a few weeks and had horrible die off symptoms. Just as I started feeling better I found out that I needed a root canal and was prescribed an antibiotic because it was infected. I have doubled up on taking my probiotcs and natural antifungal meds so that I do not back track. I am feeling very sluggish and aching again though. Is there anything else that I can do while I am taking the antibiotics. Please Help!! Thanks


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Daniela,

Keep doing what you are doing. There is not much else you can do until the antibiotics are out of your symptoms. This will not totally wreck everything that you have done so far but will set you back some. Keep taking the probiotics, this will help keep the proper balance in your digestive tract. Good luck and I feel for you. Nothing is worse than a darn tooth ache.


Just An FYI 7 years ago

Probably thee most comprehensive article written on candida over-growth issues:

http://www.cfs-recovery.org/docdarren2.html

Note the part about people that have severe candida over-growth:"Natural antifungal products are far too weak to have any significant effect or else they would be used in cases of severe mycosis."Go see your Dr, get on prescription meds. To CoffeeJunkie: don't waste your money on so-called natural cures, they don't work in people that have a bad case of this awful stuff. Granted, it can't hurt to take them, but what you need is a fungicide, and these natural products are (at best) fungistatics.

The diet is most likely a forever deal, unless your infection level is restricted to the intestines, then you'll eventually be able to go back to a mostly-normal diet. But again, if you have leaky gut from it, you're pretty much never gong to eat normal again, and you'll be on meds for the rest of your life.

Awesome, isn't it, what food companies have done to us? If you want to make a difference then find a really, REALLY good lawyer to file a class action law suit on the food companies. I'll sign it.


Daniela 7 years ago

Thanks for the responses. I do have a an allergist who specializes in candida. I have been avoiding getting a prescription for nystatin just because I already had really bad die off symptoms and at this point the less prescription drugs I can take the better. Having this condition is the worst thing ever but I am so grateful that I have finally figured out what has been wrong with me for so long. Im going to keep on trucking and you have anything positive to say about Nystatin I could maybe consider it further.

So glad I found this site!!!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

FYI,

Great find!!! This is full of a ton of info. Just to let you know, Dr. Crook actually worked with the people at Aqua Flora to help them put together the proper diet and did much of the research on the product back in the late 80's, before his death. He is the first MD that brought attention to Candida.

The only thing I can say about the AF is actually works different than and anti-fungal. The main reason they say that it is different is that it is a frequency based product. It is not localized to the gutt. It actually works throughout the entire body by the frequency. Where as the anti-fungals are localized to the gutt only.

You are right about the food companies. I would love to find a great lawyer!!! Count me in!


jenny 7 years ago

i wonder if it would be OK to take aquaflora AND sf722 at the same time???

sf722 is undecylenic acid. any idea?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Jenny,

No it will not hurt to take the two together.


Shelly 7 years ago

Hey Wammy, I have a question. I picked up a book called The Bible Cure recipes for overcoming candida by Don Colbert, MD. In the book he talk about stevia but also says that splenda is acceptable. I go between stevia and splenda. I have noticed however that I am experiencing some issues. don't know if it is related. What is your take on using splenda?

Thanks


Shelly 7 years ago

Hey Wammy, I have a question. I picked up a book called The Bible Cure recipes for overcoming candida by Don Colbert, MD. In the book he talk about stevia but also says that splenda is acceptable. I go between stevia and splenda. I have noticed however that I am experiencing some issues. don't know if it is related. What is your take on using splenda?

Thanks


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

I would stay away from the splenda. Splenda is not natural: it is a chlorinated artifical sweetener. I think I would stay away from the Splenda. This is what may be causing your troubles.


Kevin W 7 years ago


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Great video, good find. I found this very interesting. I think that I am going to try it. I have been eating activa for a week now, thought I would give it a try. I feel worse instead of better. I had an infection of the ear and throat on the right side for over a month and it just would not go away. So I went to the doctor, which I did not want to do but was tired of fighting it. Well of course he put me on an antibiotic, amoxicilen (sp?). I asked if it was viral, bacterial or fungus, and he had no answer but said it was more likely bacterial, ha! So I went and got the yogurt, the Aqua Flora and started back on my regime. I think I will try this and see if it will straighten my system up. I can tell that I feel worse but the ear is some what better, but want to try and keep in check as much as possible.

Again great find!!!!


gecko2181 7 years ago

Hello - I cannot tell you how happy I am to have found this! I have started a Candida diet this past week (I am on my third day) and have found so many conflicting lists on what is good to eat and what is not. I have suffered (literally) with stomach problems for the past 5 years and have tried everything from probiotics to getting a xylose breath test done at my doctors only for it to come back negative. I stumbled upon the aquaflora line at my health food store and the owner said it works extremely well for the people that have used it, including herself. I do have some questions: I did start back on birth control and am leary to get off of it again; I know that it contributes to candida but by how much and is it rally necessary to get off of it? Also, the health food store owner said that organic, sugar free peanut butter is ok to use (she and other people that have been on the candida diet have used it with no problem) is this ok? Also, I am a personal trainer and have been feeling a huge energy sap from being on this diet. What can I do (besides the obvious sleep and exercise regimen) to keep my energy levels up? I know that with this diet you feel worse before you feel better again but about how long does that process take?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

gecko2181,

Glad that you found the site and I hope that it helps everyone. As for the peanut butter, if it does not bother you go ahead and eat it. some people do have a reaction to it. As for the birth control pills, it is the hormones that react to cause the candida overgrowth. Ask your doctor for the lowest hormone birth control pill. I would really think about going off of them while on the diet, and then go back on them when you get your candida overgrowth in-check. As the the lack of energy, it will just take time for your body to adjust. You should feel the difference within a couple of weeks. Eat your veggies and drink plenty of water. Also you amy take vitamins, just check the labels. It sounds like the lady at the health food store is pretty heplful and should be able to steer you in the right direction for the brand of vitamins. Good Luck.


gecko2181 7 years ago

Thank you SO much for the quick response! It's so nice to hear that I can eat peanut butter! It is my favorite food and the primary source of protein I live on :) I am on the lowest hormone birth control pill as well. And it's great to know that this will subside over the next couple of weeks. The primary problem that I'm facing is a lot of flatulance that has become apparent with everything that I eat. ( Hey I'm being honest! this IS what this blog is for and I need the advice!) I noticed that, even while being on the program for the past three days, I am still experiencing it. Is this something that will dissipate over time as well as the lack of energy?? I would like to think that, like you had stated, my body is getting used to this product and the diet and just needs time to even itself out. Am I right in assuming that?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Gecko,

Actually this is a good thing. It means that your system is already work more properly. Drink lots of water to flush the candida die off out of your body. Keep it up and you will soon notice the difference!!


shelly 7 years ago

Can you tell me if using vegtable glycerin is ok?


DieOff? 7 years ago

Are the die off symptoms similiar to the candida symptoms? All my sysptoms came back today with a vebngence but I ate a small handful of blueberries and blackberries so I am not sure which is causing this. Could eating 15 blueberries and 6 balckberries really erase everything I have done over the last 5 days of supplements and 10 days of diet?


Kevin W 7 years ago

http://www.timelesshealth.net/ This is the same guy that does the kefir videos. Enter your name and email to get all his cleansing techniques. This is amazing.

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Also: I have eated a jar of sauerkraut (cabbage/salt/water) in about the past three weeks and have had substantial improvment with my psorasis with little or no change to my diet.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Shelly, yes the vegetable glycerin is fine.

Die Off, Yes the diet off can be as bad as the symptoms. This will not erase everything that you have done just set you back a bit. The supplement may be what is effecting you. Cut back to half of the dosage for one week and drink lots of water. Then after the 7 days go back on the full supplement amount. Just drink the water, the Candida is dieing fast and making your body slightly toxic so you need to flush it with water.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Kevin, I would love to hear more about this, if you are making the sauerkraut, how much and everything. My husband has psoriasis, and would love all the info on what you are doing. Thanks for finding timelesshealth. Are you also doing the cleanse along with the suerkraut.


DieOff? 7 years ago

I think I figured out what's causing my relapse. Red, yellow and orange (especially red though) bell peppers have A LOT of sugar. As a matter of fact, they have more sugar as a lot of fruits. Green peppers have a good amount as well.

I am not using AF, I am using something called SF722 which is Undecenoic Acid, and Primadophilus.


DieOff? 7 years ago

I couldn't afford the AF so hopefully this SF722 works.


jaglassc 7 years ago

Hi Everyone, great blog, very informative!! I have been doing the candida diet on and off for the last couple of months and have done HEAPS of research about the condition. I agree that there is lots of conflicting advice out there. I actually bought an e-book from yeastinfectionnomore.com which has helped me a lot. The diet is rather strict (recommending limited meat, eggs etc, and mainly raw food). The book has heaps of info about treating symptoms, supplements and other beneficial lifestyle changes (sleep optimisation, stress relief, detox etc).

One very important factor that has not really been mentioned here is healing leaky-gut syndrome - this allows the yeast to get out of the digestive system and into other parts of the body. Until this is fixed the chances of eradicating yeast entirely is small. I am taking colostrum for this, and have noticed good results so far.

I agree with coffeejunky; you could spend a fortune on all of these supplements and supposed cures. My advice is to do lots of research and only take what you think you really need. I am using Candigest Plus - it digests the yeast cells so there is no die-off effect.

With regards to food, I have always had a very sweet tooth and thought giving up sugar would be impossible. I don't use any sugar substitutes and find that once the yeast is under control, my sugar cravings are almost gone - it was the yeast craving the sugar, not me!! If I feel like something sweet after dinner I drink nut milk or tea made from liquorice root or fennel seeds (both are very sweet and have a great flavour).

Good luck everyone. Stick at it. It can be really hard, but you get to a point where feeling great and healthy is far more satisfying than a burger or a chocolate bar!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Die off, I really don't know about the SF722, let is know if it helps and glad you figured out about the peppers.

jaglassc,

Thanks for all of the info. You are right about the leaky gut. You added some great info. As for the Candigest Plus, I have never heard of it. Is it available in the US?


jazzy 7 years ago

Hey Wammy, I've been suffering from Candida over the last ten years and no doctors could ever diagnose my problem. Some said it was nothing wrong with me, one doctor thought I had a vaginal herpes, the other one I had endometriosis etc... Sexual intercourse was just not possible with my new husband and it lead into major deppression on both sides. It took me two years to discover what was wrong with me.. and finally researching on the internet I started to realize it could be a chronic yeast infection and everything else connected with it... I had muscle pains, loss of memory, bad concentration, loss of my vision, stomach cramps and PMS, depression etc etc... Finally I found an alternative doctor in Europe who started healing me with the bio feedback. He gave me probiotics, I had to drink alkaline water and eat alkaline foods - and of course very little carbs. I felt the difference immediately. He said that the ph balance of my urine was so acidic as if I would have been already 70 years old and I am only 30. Of course everything started with the usage of too many antibiotics in a short period of time...Basically how it started (and I needed to use tons of memory!!) is with an infection of my ankle which I broke when I was only 13 years old...So it got so sore one week in the summer (I was 18) that I needed antibotics and so on and so on... I took aprox 3 to 4 different types in about 6 months of period...So that's how it all started and since then I never knew and of course never really enjoyed sex...Right now I am on my diet.... still struggling.. I am vegetarian so it is hard for me not to eat carbs.. I do eat a lot of soy products like: tofu, tempeh, seitan...etc. I do eat eggs and I drink only soy milk, doctor said I was alergic to milk and wheat... So I can find my way around with veggies etc.. but what I really lack is chocolate... or something sweet... Do you know any good recepies that would replace chocolate? Thank you! I really appreciate your answer...


gecko2181 7 years ago

Hi Wammy ~

Ok, I have had a HUGE setback. Valentines day came and went and so did the sugar, I had cake, I had cashews, I had crystal light, I had fruit that I thought was allowed and it wasn't. This was only during the weekend but with that said and done, am I going to have to start all over again? my stomach did react a little but not nearly with the severity and the duration that it normally does. Please let me know your thoughts. I feel like I erased absolutely EVERYTHING that i did for the last two weeks...What should I do in regards to the aqua flora supplement that I am taking? What should I do overall? I really was noticing a huge difference...HELP!!!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Jazzy,

Sorry for the delay, I was gone out of town. I am glad that you finally figured out what was wrong, and that you are doing so much better. There are various recipes out there that you can make for the chocolate. Here are a couple:

1 cup of coconut milk

1 tsp raw cacao

1 smidgen stevia

Mis together to form a creamy consistency. Use this for a dip with the other foods that you eat, experiment, this should help with the cravings.

Frozen Chocolate Treat

1 can coconut milk(sugar free)

1 tablespoon of raw cocoa

1/4 teaspoon of stevia

Mix toghether and pour into icecube tray. Place a toothpick in the center and freeze. Makes a great frozen chocolate treat. I usually put plastic wrap over the tray to help support the toothpicks.

Enjoy and check out this site for more desserts: http://wholeapproachforums.com/eve/forums/a/frm/f/...


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Gecko 2181,

You have not ruined everything that you have done. Just start back on everything the way that you were doing and also the Aqua Flora. As you said, after eating the sweets, you did not feel as bad as you usually do so you are making progess. So just go back on the diet and you will be just fine.


Jazzy 7 years ago

Thank you Wammy soooooo much!!! I am sure I will get back to you... you are really such a blessing for all of us who suffer from candida... God bless u!


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reneng 7 years ago from Singapore

great tips, i sure can work on these. Another tip for you consideration here

www.noexcerciseweightloss.com


Debbie 7 years ago

Thank-you for this site. I was wondering if unflavored jello is ok. I like to take 2 packs of unflavored jello and mix it with one flavored one. My daughter has endrometrioce is this from yeast?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Debbie,

I would suggest the sugar free jello. Or better yet if you can find agar agar at a local health food store I would use this instead. It is made from natural sea weed and it much better for you. Add some flavored stevia. This works great. It sets just like jello without all of the chemicals. As for the endrometrioces, there is no know cause. They believe it is due to stress which is a factor of Candida. She may want to try this and see if there is an effect on it. I would love to know if this helps, let me know. Thanks for the compliment!


carly 7 years ago

Hi wammytk,

I am a candida sufferer from South Africa and have just started to follow the candida diet 3 days ago......it's going well so far.....

I would like to know if polenta is allowed on the candida diet?

thanks!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

carly,

Yes polenta is fine. I just found this blog for people in the UK. Thought I would post it here, thinking that it may help you, since you are overseas and may be able to things in your area that we do not have here.

http://cardboard-diet.blogspot.com/


jkathryn 7 years ago

Dear Wammy,

I am new to this candida thing. I have had a chronic cough (mostly after eating) for about 3 years now, and have discovered that it was due to allergies/asthma/acid reflux. I have been trying to get rid of the acid reflux through raw food diet, taking out dairy and wheat, taking orange peel extract, papaya enzymes etc. Nothing really worked. And I tried the candida diet and my coughing went away, my skin cleared up- and I feel much better. So now I am excited, yet frustrated again. I'm taking all sorts of things- solaray yeast cleanse, coconut oil 3X a day, black walnut hulls, esther-C, grapefruit seed extract, and probiotics. Am I taking the right things? And should I take them every day, or rotate them? I've read many articles on line, but am not sure which one I should go by. Also- I have been losing too much weight, which I am worried about- because I've mainly been eating veggies and meat. I'm scared to eat anything with carbs- I tried to eat a bowl of rice the other night, and my cough came back, and my throat was sore and it was back to my old symptoms. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Jkathryn,

I would stay with what you are doing. You may not need all of the supplements that you are taking, but stick with the probiotics for sure. It will not hurt to take all that you are taking either. To cut down on the cost of these, I would take one out for a few days and see if you feel any difference. If it is working without that one, then I would eliminate it. As for the wieght, remember that this diet is not for a live time, you will be able to eat other foods to put your weight back on after you have it under control. I would check into weight gain supplements that are sugar free and see if you can find something there.


Kevin W 7 years ago

wammytk, I have some great info on Kefir for you. email me at kev_willy@msn.com and I will send it to you


Tropiclaire 7 years ago

Hi There!

I am wondering about soy milk (sugar free obviously!), soy beans whole (edamame), kamut pasta, green tea, blueberries (I know this is a fruit, but they are high antioxidants), digestive enzymes (are these just probiotics???), cottage cheese etc! I am also looking for replacements in my morning smoothie for the organic berries and organic fat free probiotic yogurt that I use (must compliment the udo's oil and hypoallergenic brown rice protien I use and stay within the 300-350 calorie area!!) I'm not picky at all hey?!!!

I definitely have candida, been diagnosed from a few different alternative health care providers, but being treated by a gastroenterologist as if I have ulcers! The pain is not that of searing hot acidic gushing pain! It's the described discomfort of candida symptoms! He gave me the Nexium, but I haven't started taking it, wanting to find out about treating my condition the most natural way possible first before turning to the dreaded "conventional" medicine!

Thank you so much for all your time, information and general compassion you have to us candida sufferers...

Tropiclaire....


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

I would not take the Nexium. This is for treatment of acid reflux which can be controlled by a Candida diet. Everything you have listed is fine but not to many berries and see if you can find raw cottage cheese. Go here for a lot of smoothie recipes, they are all rated and I have tried a few and they are all pretty good.

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?food=sm...


Pheobe 7 years ago

I have been on the Candida diet for a little over a month after being sick for a month. This is quite the mystery illness. No fruit, sugar, carbs. The only thing I have eaten is vegtables, almonds, and fish, chicken, eggs. I made yesterday a rice pancake (brown rice flour, brown rice, water.) My throat seems to go really dry after. Is this a reaction? I have lost 25 lbs. in 9 weeks...and now weigh 120lbs. I don't want to loose more weight. I use olive oil alot and eat almonds and black olives. Can you eat the "acceptable flours" and "grapefruit" at this point or should I wait another 2 months? I'm just scared to eat the wrong thing. Also is plain goat yogurt and regular butternut squash?

Thank you kindly.... I'm starting to feel very depressed : (


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Pheobe,

I would go ahead and add one thing at a time. Try to eat something new and then wait a couple of days and see if effects you. then try something else new and do the same thing. Slowly try to add new items this way and watch for effects. If they don't effect you add them and if they do wait a couple of weeks and then try again. As for the yogurt, eat the plain yogurt sugar free. You can flavor it with flavored stevia and the squash is just fine. Good luck and I hope that your cough has gotten better. You may want to try a diebetic candy for your throat to keep it moist.


CJoy24 7 years ago

I just wanted mention a fantastic book I have had for years that is all about candida and restoring your immune system. "The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity" By Donna Gates. This book is the BIBLE for dealing with Candida and I am so happy I found it!! It gives you extremely detailed info on how and why we are so sick from this, and how many elements can work together to heal. (also has wonderful recipes and meal plans)


Vanessa 7 years ago

Just wanted to say thankyou for your very informative website. I have recently started with an anti-candida diet after fertility drugs triggered it. Have now discovered it could be the cause of the infertility in the first place - incredible! Like many others on your site, I was starting to get down about just eating chicken, vegetables and fish with some pumpkin seeds. Your colourful food lists make everything look a bit brighter.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Yes Cjoy24,

It is a great diet and here is a link to her site:

http://www.bodyecologydiet.com/

Thanks Vanessa and good luck.



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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Great find. Let us know if you try it and how you turn out.


Vanessa 7 years ago

Hi, I've just found a great website for checking the amount of sugar in all foods:

www.calorieking.com

My nutritionist said that in time I should start to introduce some fruits but very little at a time. She said organic strawberries and blueberries and I have to admit that although she's a very knowledgeable woman and is usually always right, I didn't quite believe strawberries are so low in sugar. I went onto the above website and made a list of the Top ten fruits that are lowest in sugar. It's quite surprising that strawberries, raspberries and pineapple have much less sugar than say, grapefruit. Hope this helps anyone who is being told to reintroduce it in their diet. It will certainly be a plus for me when I'm able to do so as I'm having trouble keeping my calorie count up even with the organic almonds I'm eating!!!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Thanks Vanessa! I love everyones input on the page!!!!


doulamama 7 years ago

Hi!

Thanks for your wonderful insightful web page! I have since researched more and have found a way to make this work for my life and lifestyle, however it's not easy! I was wondering about organic butter and lactose free cheese and other dairy products? Is it the lactose that's the issue or the actual casein or what? Please, if you could let me know if the organic and lactose free choice of dairy is at all suitable for the treatment of candida.

Thank you so much


Pheobe 7 years ago

Thank you. I've been on the diet about a month and 1/2 now. Still haven't eaten any fruit and the only grain has been "teff" with a bit of Xylitol. When I eat the Xylitol my throat and tongue start to get dry and tingle. The same thing goes for when I eat almond butter that I made. It said it was o.k. for you to roast your own "organic" almonds. But after I eat it the same thing happens. I just finished taking Nyostatin yesterday, for the last month. I feel like my throat (no cough) is great in the morning until I eat something and then I can feel it start to react as mentioned. Does this go away and could i be doing something better?


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lazlow 7 years ago from NY

I have heard about this diet! And some people say they even lost weight after some time. But what really helpls is this http://tinyurl.com/cbc5ao


Vanessa 7 years ago

Hi, I'm getting a little worried about the weight loss. I needed to lose a few kilos but lost 3 the first week and 1.5 last week. I know this is far too much. If it contiues like this weekly, I'll be skin and bone in 2 weeks. I know worry is all part of the process but have started to worry about pancreatic cancer! Sorry to sound raving but my husband just says not to worry and I daren't mention anything to my mum as she would panic even more.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

doulamam,

It is the casein. Try to find raw cottage cheese. As for dairy limit yourwelf to goat variaties. You can make your own butter by melting it is the microware and skiming off the white to make your own butter.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

lazlow,

You diet may work great but has nothing to do with ridding the body of Canida,


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Phoebe,

You may be allergic to almonds, you may wnat to take them out of your diet for a couple of weeks. There must be something that you are eating that is bothering you. Hopefully it will clear up with followng the diet soon.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Vanessa,

I know that you are worried about your weight. Try and find a high calorie supplement drink that follows the diet. You may be able to find something in the diabetic section for maintaining your weight. I will do some research and see if I can find something. I am guessing that you are not in the US since you are talking kilos instead of pounds. Hope I can find something that you can get.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Vanessa,

Here are three that I found.

Carbo Hit, 3 lb$12.99 - WholesaleSupplementS ...Stevia Concentrate$16.48 - TransformYourLife.comStevia Extract Clear Liquid$14.38 - TransformYourHealth.com


Pheobe 7 years ago

I finished the Nyostatin 3 days ago and my tongue is starting to get white again and feeling raw. I am so at a loss. I'm on a pro-biotic 12,000 per day. : (


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Nyostatin will not work. It will just cover up the symptoms. I would suggest trying the Aqua Flora. They came out with a new one with the probiotics right in the product.


Vanessa 7 years ago

Thanks Wammy for your attentiveness. I'm orignally from the UK but live in Spain. My mother had candida for a long time and was able to get a drink called ENSURE in most countries she visited. It comes in many flavours and she believes was the most pleasant of the high-calorie drinks. The coffee flavour was best, if anyone is thinking of trying it.

I go for acupuncture and the practitioner said yesterday that the weight loss is normal. She believes that the candida had caused me to put on weight in the last few years and that my body was just getting rid of excess weight. In Chinese medecine they talk about candida causing 'stagnation' in the body, hence why, when not treated, people start to gain weight.

The diet has left me with lots of energy and feeling much trimmer so I'm going to stop worrying and enjoy it!

Something for Phoebe: I don't know what Nyostatin is but I don't take it. I'm on Lamberts Acidophilus 4, a multivit, Oregano Complex and Oxypro by Biocare, garlic tincture and chelated magnesium (Solgar). All prescribed by a nutritionist. I also take Taurine by Solgar 30 minutes before breakfast in the morning for clarity of thoughts. With Wammy's diet and these supplements, I haven't had the white or yellow ( as mine was) tongue for two weeks. I've put down the brands as my nutritionist has each supplement studied for its effectiveness.

Hope this helps someone.

Vanessa


Organic Spices 7 years ago

Thanks for this wonderful information.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Vanessa,

Great information and glad that you are not worried about your weight anymore. You should eventually go down to what is right for you.

My neice-in-law is from Spain. Beautiful country. They know reside in San Fran. she misses Spain, but they do get back quite often to visit her folks in Sevelia.


iMindMap 7 years ago

That is a good balance that we should adopt to have a more healthty living.


Vanessa 7 years ago

Wow that's a big coincidence. I live in Sevilla!!! It's a great place but then San Fran looks just as wonderful.

Did you or anyone have problems with legumes? I get a really raw throat and feel tired after chick peas. I made a big mistake today and ate some cannelini beans. Thought I was going to fall asleep driving to work! Had the aircon in the car blowing on my face full blast so I didn't all asleep. Have just noticed they aren't on your list.

Have just done what my nutritionist advised and included some strawberries - 90g - that's 3 strawbs. Hope I tolerate them as it is strawberry season here and it's killing me. Only 0.3g sugar to 100g.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Vanessa,

This just shows what a small world it really is.  Heck you may know her and her family.  Her name is Miriam Soult and her folks still live in Sevilla.  Mir is married to my nephew and they had a condo in Cadiz, and I had my passport to come over and visit.  I am not a big traveler, but canceled the trip because we were due to leave a month after 9/11.  I am a chicken!  They have since sold the condo so I will never get to make the trip.  

Some people due have trouble with the legumes, especially early in the diet.  I do not know what cannelini beans are.  Just limit yourself.  The strawberries, they are my favorite also.  3 should not hurt.  Follow your nutrioninst, they are much more trained than I am and hope you enjoy those scrumcious strawberries. 


Meghna 7 years ago

Im happy to know you and your suggestion but im little confused about my diet as i always maintained good diet but my candida is in bad shape now.Doctors made my life misserable i guess hhhahahaha as they never talkee about Candida .Anyway now i know what im suffering from .And today will be my 1st day of fasting and starting with a good diet but now im very sacred of eating anything.Im indian vegeterian so i love vegeis but how about lentin .I love lentin.Please suggest me.I love banana as well and last few years i ate them like anything ! Take care and God bless.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Meghna,

Bananas are a no no, they are considered fruit. As for lentin, I am guessing you lentils, and they are fine!


Jimmy 7 years ago

I notice that black tea is on your list of non acceptable drinks, are green tea and peppermint tea ok


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Jimmy,

Yes you may drink both.


Jimmy 7 years ago

There are some great tips on the site but are the likes of prawns, shrimps, crab etc ok to eat?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

All sea foods are fine!!!


Meghna 7 years ago

Hi Dear, just wrote a long e-mail to you and waiting for the reply but before that my itchiness in vagina and ulcers on my lips getting worse , and whenever I take pro biotic my tummy bloating gets better and today doctor has given me DIFLUCAM which im not sure , should I take it as I have checked it’s a very powerful antibiotic and he asked me to go for allergy taste as well .Plz tell me what should I do.

Thanks very much and take care.

Love.

Meghna


Meghna 7 years ago

Hi Dear, just wrote a long e-mail to you and waiting for the reply but before that my itchiness in vagina and ulcers on my lips getting worse , and whenever I take pro biotic my tummy bloating gets better and today doctor has given me DIFLUCAM which im not sure , should I take it as I have checked it’s a very powerful antibiotic and he asked me to go for allergy taste as well .Plz tell me what should I do.

Thanks very much and take care.

Love.

Meghna


Pheobe 7 years ago

Question? I think I have candida and have been on the diet 2 months now. I went to see a Natropath and she doesn't think i have candida. She said that they(2 other Dr.s) tested (stool)..(twice) and (1) swab in the mouth test and the reports came back negative. So she wants to retest. She says there are other things that can cause a "white tongue".

Is it possible for all those tests to come back "negative" and still have Candida?

Kindly, Pheobe


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Sorry guys about not answering anyone. My email was down and I did not know I had gotten any messages.

Meghna,

You can take the Diflucan, it is a quick fix to releive the symptoms, but stay on the diet also. But since it is an antibiotic, it is going to kill your good bacteria, so keep taking the probiotics. I did not receive your email, sorry.

Pheobe,

I would have the test done again. It should show up in a blood test manly, and sometimes in the stool. I am not sure what else causes your white tongue but I am sure there are other things that do. I would follow her advice.

pkoson,

I don't know what to tell you. It can be hard but your body will adjust to it all in time.


lurking 7 years ago

Hi- I have not read all the comments so I apologize if this has been answered already.

however has anyone used threelac before?


Samtango 7 years ago

Hi great site!!! I have used Aqua Flora in the past and loved it. I would like to run my whole family through a candida diet and cleanse. Can you tell me what I can do for my three year old who loves her juice. We use fruit and veggies juice and she drinks 1% milk everyday. I am sure she needs this as much as my husband and myself. We are a big dairy family and frit and veggie family. She does love tofu though. I feel terrible as I thought we had a very balanced diet. I have a kid who will eat anything from basic to exotic. I think this diet will work for me but keeping the husband and the little one on it will be tough do you have any suggestionsÉ

Also we all take fish oils she takes Effalex and us a supplemental tablet. So we have to stop theseÉ Is the aqua flora safe for my daughter 3 1/2 to take she is 34 pounds? Thanks for all of your great information


Jimmy 7 years ago

I struggle over what to have for breakfast, any suggestions?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Lurking, I do not know of any comments on Treelac. I have heard that it does not work the greatest, the body becomes immuned to it after extended use.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Samtango.

It is very safe to put your daughter on the Aqua Flora. Just cut her dosage in 1/4 of the adult amount. I would try to get her to drink sugar free juices if possible. Also stevia makes a flavored mix that is really good. I would go ahead and leave her on the 1% milk. The Aqua Flora will work for your family but will take longer if they do not follow the proper diet. The are a lot of websites with tons of recipes that they will not even know that they are on a diet. Look in my hubs and you will find quite a few. Good Luck.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Jimmy, yes breakfast is a toughy. I eat a lot of eggs, brans, puffed rice cereal with almond milk, omlets, rice cakes, be creative! Hope this helps.


Meghna 7 years ago

Hi there,

Its been almost 3 weeks im following Candida diet but still waiting for someone to buy me Aqua Flora. My ulcers on my lips and itchiness is getting better but its on and off which i don’t mind. Tummy bloating is also much better than b4 but still anything i eat i do have palpitation in my stomach and hopefully i will get better .only im still confused about my diet as im vegetarian but i think i will start eating fish or else i hardly find food for myself .Yesterday i ate pears but its very sweet so i got scared in fact now im really sacred of eating anything which is not good at all. Can i drink coconut water? Im taking pau D Arco 2 capsules with meal , si it ok? I don’t know im feeling very week. Can i take normal puffed rice(white rice) . And how to get hemp powder , here no one have any ideas about Hemp.Im in Malasia.Oh i wish you were here in front of me so that i would ask you everything i need to know now .Its been long time i suffered for Candida without knowing. I have my blood test obviously it doesn’t say i have Candida but anyways i want to take care of myself now. And i know i can do it if you are with me.

Take care and have a wonderful evening there.

Love.

Meghna.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Meghna,

The coconut water is fine and so are the pau D Arco capsules. If you can get the tea that would be great too. The puffed rice is also great. A small amount of fruit will not kill you but it will slow down the process of ridding your body of the Candida. Remember Candida grows 200 times faster in the presents of sugars. I would see if you can find the hemp on the internet. The fish would be great, it will add extra protien to your diet. Hang in there, it will get better. You have a great day!


Meghna 7 years ago

Hi there,

Yesterday i was fine with less palpitation but again today after my lunch it was terrible, i really don’t understand now what’s happening , i talked to my cardiologist he says im allergic to some food and sent me for allergy test excepting dust everything came out well and now again getting worse .And as you know im on Candida diet for 3/4 weeks , should get better rite? not worse .WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Im getting scared.

Love.

Meghna.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Meghan,

Things usually get worse before they get better. Drink water, as much as you can and flush your system. With being on the diet, you may be killing off the Candida and it is dieing off and building up a few toxins in your system. You are also stressed I am guessing and this may be causing your troubles. Relax, stress does funny things to the body. Hang in there!!!


Kevin W 7 years ago

This is the best colon cleanse you can get. Highly recommended before you start any type of diet or fasting. I learnt that the hard way. Great to even do once a year for that matter

http://www.timelesshealth.net/colonkit/0index.html


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

The website is really good. You should write a hub all about his stuff.


Meghna 7 years ago

Hi,

As you can understand im getting better because of my quietness.Im doing good with my candida diet only my breakfast , as i always used to take mixed fruits juice before and now i really dont know what to eat , I do want but im confused and as im taking Garlic juice (1 tea spoon in the morning in empty stomach) and after that falxseed oil with small amount of yogurt and 4/5 almonds which is socked over night and then i dont know what to eat but i can feel i must have morning break fast .I was doing well but then again for the last 2 days ulcers, itchy...........and one more new thing added rashes in my fingers.Itchy, redness and then skin started pelling.Obviously slightly bloating is also there .Its very hot now a days here so i had taken coconut water last 3 days , do you think its safe for me ?I have ordered Aqua flora and oil of oregano on line .lets see when i get them.Having Avocado only as fruit and its very expensive here .Life is becoming very expensive slowly!!!! hahahha

Take care.

Love.

Meghna.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

I know, it does get expensive. You can eat puffed rice cereal with almond milk or kefir, eggs, yogurt, oat bran with almond milk or kefir. The rashes on your fingers maybe the Candida trying to get out of yur body, I have heard of this before. Some people even get puss coming out from under their fingernails. Water is the big key to getting it flushed out of your body. If you would like to send me your email I can send you some really great recipes. Email me at wammytk@gmail.com and I can email them to you.

Hope I am helping you. Take Care Wammytk


Meghna 7 years ago

Hi.

Have you received any e-mail from me?

Love.

Meghna.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Meghna

Yes I did, I will reply to yu today.


John J 7 years ago

Thanks Wammy for your great advice to so many people, it has helped me a lot.

What I was wondering was, if I am pretty diligent, how long does it take to get the Candida under contol? I have been following the strict diet for about 4 weeks now, but still feel a bit average, not back to my usual energetic self. I see various comments about months to years, and comments like it takes one month for each week that you have had candida, so I am wondering how long it takes?

regards John J


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

John,

Everyone is different, some take longer than others. I would suggest that you stay on it for another month and then try one new food at a time back into your diet. You body will let you know if it is adjusting to the new food item. Start slow and listen to your body.


Meghna 7 years ago

Hi Dear.

Still waiting for your reply at my gmail and eagerly waiting for your recipes.I have a good news , have got Aqua Flora ( high potency) as i have learnt this is the one to start with, right?And after that phase 1 and then 2 .As i told you my rashes are getting worse now on my shoulders and in thumb but yes im taking it easily and i do hope everything is gonna be fine soon .Only my food , im travelling on the 8th and i dont know how will i manage when i cant take even bread , not even oat .Please tell me when i take Aqua flora then after how long i should take garlic juice which im taking every mroning 1 tea spoon.And how about the spyllium ,everything is supposed to be taken in a empty stomach but how , im getting so confused.

Take care.

Love.

Meghna.


Kevin W 7 years ago

Hi Tammy, I am back again with some unbelieavbe info

http://www.timelesshealth.net/ebook/ I finally bought his book tonight I've been reading it non stop all night. Not even 1/4 into and I have learned so so much. This is some info you will not find anywhere else. Absolutly amazing, I cannot even begin to explain the stuff in this book. Find out why you feel so hungry in your diet and how to get all the nutrients and enzymes you are missing. Tammy this is a must read for you, this is info we must pass on to everyone.... =)


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Meghna,

I emailed you on Saturday, I will check and see what happened. When you travel there are plenty of things that you can eat, eggs, veggies, grilled meats, salads and much more.

Glad you got the Aqua Flora. Remember to take it in the morning when you get up. Take 2 tablespooons every morning. You can drink water with it or your morning drink, just try not to eat right away. You can also take the other things with it at the same time. It will be just fine. Just remember to take 2 tablespoons. If you start to feel flu like symptoms then cut down to 1 tablespoon for a week and drink plenty of water. Then go back to 2 tablespoons.

I will check out and see what happened to the email.

Keep up the great work and check Kevin's link above, there is a lot of good info on the timeless health website.


low calorie diet plan 7 years ago

thank you for this information


Pheobe 7 years ago

I've been on the Diet for 3 months now. I am feeling much better than I was in January. The white on my tongue is gone. However, I'm still not eating anything with sugar in it including fruit.. My tongue seems to burn from time to time, alternating with a feeling of alot of saliva being produced. Does anyone else experience this??


Kevin W 7 years ago

Hi Tammy, just wondering if you have gotten into that book yet?? Almost done. I wonder if sprouted grains are ok for candida?

*****Candida diets are very tough and can result in binging and lost hope (been there). But there more answers out there if you just keep looking.

He has also posted has a brand new video course which i believe has everything in the book plus more...

http://timelesshealth.net/dietofmasters/index.html

Book:(Lots of these are teachings from the Essene people. the MASTER HEALERS ie: Jesus!)


Meghna 7 years ago

Hi Dear,

I just got Oil of oregano so would you please tell me how will i take it , how many drops and when .I think im getting better only my palpitation is still there specially after my meal and i have noticed its not my food allergy its always there and i guess and hope this will even get better with time. Hope you are doing fine. As I have started enjoying my Candida diet now. Even though I know im getting some sugar from some vegetables as well but I think im doing trying not to get it more . My meals are with no fruits, no wheat, no rice, no east, no SUGAR OF COURSE .Even though this diet is full of with NO but still one can make it interesting if he/she wants and im trying my best to do that. I used to make something like Indian bread with rice flour which now im making with Millet flour and Quinoa flour orBuck wheat flour adding onion, chilli, garlic, ginger, salf and one egg and then I bake it with little olive oil and its so yumm. But im wondering how to get other things because this diet is full of with protein and we need all the vitamins as well .May be slowly one day I will try orange .Im having one Avocado everyday, is it ok?

Take care .

Loads of love.

Meghna


Kevin W 7 years ago

Meghna, Email me. kev_willy@msn.com


Helen 7 years ago

Hello,

I`ve been on a candida diet for just under two weeks. When will I start to feel better? I feel much the same as usual right now (headaches, clogged sinuses, stomach aches)


Juanita 7 years ago

I just started the diet today. I am scared that I will not be able to make it.. or that I will successful in ridding some Candida. This site is amazing & the list of what to eat & what not to eat is very informative!!! Thank you!!


Kim 7 years ago

Hey! Thanks for the list. What about Turkey? I eat alot of turkey meat instead of beef. I havent read anything on it


Kim 7 years ago

Hey! Thanks for the list. What about Turkey? I eat alot of turkey meat instead of beef. I havent read anything on it


Susan Jaggers 7 years ago

Can I eat Watermelon?


Susan Jaggers 7 years ago

How can I do the yeast challenge? I ate pure brewers yeast & felt drained the whole next day, but I also had taken Diflucan. Does that mean I can assume I'm allergic to yeast? Is cream of wheat & oatmeal fine?


Susan 7 years ago

Is unsweetened soy milk ok?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Sorry folks, I have been on vacation. I will try to answer all of your questions. Watermellon should not be eaten until the second month and very small amounts. Unsweetened soy milk is fine. Turkey is fine, just make sure that it is not processed, organic is the best.

Juanita, it may take some time to start feeling better. Usually most feel worse before they feel better. You body has to adjust to the new diet. Hope you are feeling better.

Meghna, hope you are feeling better, it sounds like you are adjusting greatly to the diet.


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Susan 7 years ago

Is oatmeal & Cream of Wheat allowed in the first month? What about wheat biscuits? Are you ever allowed to eat sugar substitutes? Is powder Nystatin or candida cleanses better? How many months should it be taken?

Also, if I have to take a pause & eat some carbs on vacation...is anything I've done before been in vain? I've done a strick diet for 1 month, but am going on vacation now & taking a small break & following back up when I get home.

Is Candida ever cured?

Thanks!!!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Susan,

Hope you enjoy your vacation!!! You will always have Candida in your body. You need it in your gut for things to work right. Just sometimes it gets out of hand and exscapes the gut and entires the rest of your body. Once you get it under control you may have flare ups, especially if you have to take antibiotics. But a quick change in diet for a short time should keep it under control.

Oatmeal is fine. As for the cream of wheat, I would not use it until the second month. Wheat buscuits are fine as long as they contain no sugars or yeast. Sugar subs are fine, I love stevia and it comes in different flavors.

Go ahead and enjoy your vacation. It will not totally destroy everything that you have done. Just eat sensibly, and enjoy yourself. It may take you a week or two get get back on track but enjoy it!!!


Susan 7 years ago

Thank you so much for the advice!!! It is so comforting having someone to turn to.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

no problem, and enjoy your vacation, stress is one cause of Candida so have a stress free time!!!


Pheobe 7 years ago

I have been on the diet for 5 months. "STRICTLY" Still my mouth burns..some days more than others and occasionally turns from pink to a light white on my tongue only. That is my only remaining symptom. I am at a total loss at this point. It has been doing this for 2 months. I don't know who to go to anymore or what to do. Know one seems to know what to do.


Eva 7 years ago

I am just starting the diet..

Not one dr knew what was wrong with me...my symptoms have been acid reflux...belching...and acid tongue

My hubbie came to the conclusion after much research the root is the candita.

My question is...is soy milk ( vanilla allowed)

How about oatmeal cereals?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Eva, sugar free soy is great and you can flavor it with all flavors of stevia and the vanilla is fine too. Oatmeal is fine but not cereals with oatmeal in them, most contain sugars. Good Luck!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Pheobe,

I know that you have been struggling with this for sometime and that you have been very strict. My guess is that you have a lot of stress. My daughter in law has the same problem. She has been to the doctor many times. He finally said that she has, I do not remember and that only 2 % of the population has it. I will get back to u after I talk to her and see what she has to say.


Eva 7 years ago

I am so confused

I just bought some rice milk made from dark rice and it has MORE sugar grams in in than the standard SILK vanilla soy milk ( 8 grams)

I checked both ingredients

Which one is safe to take?

Is vanilla silk ok ..even though it has 8 grams of sugar?

This is just my first week on this diet

ITS SO HARD....but a bit easier with your help and ideas of what i can eat

All this has happenned due to stress in my life...and with 3 kids keeping stress at minimal is very hard

I have lost weight already...not that i wanted to as i am pretty fit

so the SKINNY look is not my ideal:(

I was looking at just regular OATMEAL that you have to cook for 10min

(quaker??)

and with the SILK Vanilla milk

Will that be ok??? i dont want to worsen my symptoms

which are acid tongue...and heartburn ( but its getting much better now)


eva 7 years ago

Hi

Is any chewing gum ok?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Eva,

Either milk is fine, but almond milk is the best if you can make it. The oats are also fine. Sugar free gum is ok, but chewing gum sends signals to the brain to produce acid to digest food so limit yourself to the gum but other than that it is fine on the diet.


sunflowers 7 years ago

First of all, thanks so much for the info. It's so informative, I've found it a huge help :)

Just a few questions re what's allowed: soda bread, oat cakes, chapatis, rye bread all contain wheat flour and sugar but I thought these ingredients werent permitted? Is mineral water, unsweetened soya milk, roasted meats, dried herbs, butter (I've read elsewhere it is allowed), dried jasmine tea leaves (with hot water) permitted?

Not sure if anybody else suffers with a white tongue which gives me bad breath? I've heard this diet could cure it and wondered if anybody else has had it?

Many thanks in anticipation of all your help.


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Sunflowers,

Your list is fine as long as you are not gluten intolerant. Also for the butter, heat it in the micro and then skim of the white stuff before use then place back in frig. This takes out the dairy in the butter. You are right about the tongue patches, this usually is Candida.


sunflowers 7 years ago

Thanks so much wammytk. You deserve a medal for helping all us sufferers :)


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Thank you Sunflower, I enjoy doing this. I worked for a company for 4 years and learned everything there is to know about Candida. I took the job because I myself was a sufferer for years so I enjoy sharing what all I have learned and glad I can help!


Melanie 7 years ago

Hi - Do you know anything about candida and eczema? I have been on the diet for almost 3 months, cheated once or twice with a snack or two, still organic, but may have had some type of sweetner in it and i can feel the difference. My skin gets itchy, etc. But, I have been on a homeopathic treatment (4th different kind of holistic treatment) and it seems to be smoothing out my skin and I feel and look much better. Also, do you know if agave is acceptable? Eating whole fruit? I do miss my smoothies. I am also nursing my 14 month old. Any additional advice would be appreciated. Thanks so much for this info. You are a godsend.


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Yes Candida does cause many skin problems. Candida leaks out of the skin. Agave is fine, as for smoothies try ice with flavored stevia. Since you have been on the diet for over 4 months, you should start to add fruit back into you diet but just one at a time. Wait and see if you noticed any difference and then try another one. Hope this helps.


Eva 7 years ago

I just wanted to say a BIG thank you

I have been on the diet JUST 2 weeks

BUT am noticing a HUGE difference

I dont know what i would do without this site

Dr's think you are nutts and just want to medicate

which is the worst thing you can do

I love your recipes and now am looking forword to getting up in the morning

where just a few weeks ago i was VERY depressed

I cannot wait to slowly add fruit

My kids know what i am going through and are counting the weeks with me

As they know....my first fruit will be yummie CHERRIES

I cannot wait

BTW...i had RED blotchy skin and it has just NOW cleared up after 2 years!!!!


Eva 7 years ago

I do have questions after reading some posts

On the first month am i to have no sorts of flour>??i am using buckweat and spelt to make my own cookies with stevia...just the flour i listed /stevia and pumkin seeds as well as unsweetend almond milk and egg

Also most meats are ok and lots of vegies in the first month( the ones you listed) right?

Its just removing all fruits and carbs ...am i correect?

then in the second month or third you gradually add the fruit one a week

right?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Eva,

You got it and thankyou for the comments, I love helping everyone. Candida is a terrible thing and doctors do think we are all crazy.


eva 7 years ago

Me again

I came back from the grocery store and they had a diabetic section

I would love to buy some candy...but i just didnt recognize any of the ingredients

The grams of sugar was 0

would diabetic candy be ok

to indulge in ??


eva 7 years ago

Which aqua flora did you get from the site

there is so many there it gets confusing

I am trying to find a supplier in canada


EVA 7 years ago

This is so confusing

Not sure which aqua flora??

also

have you heard of treelack??


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Eva,

The diabetic candy is fine. As for the Aqua Flora, I would use the High Potency for a couple of weeks. Treelack is not so good I have heard. I do think it will be hard to get in Canida, try and call there office as see if they will send it to you in Canada, 800-237-4100


Eva 7 years ago

Thank you you are my guide

I am on CANDIDA GONE 1 AND CANDIDA GONE 2 DROPS

Hubby got them at the heath food store here

I take the 1...2 pills in the morning and night

and the drops its 1 ml 2 times a day as well

Its by renew life

Have you heard of it?

ps great to hear i ca have the candy

LOOKING forward to a little treat

:)


BigTum 7 years ago

I did this diet for 4 months and felt reasonable on it. Not brilliant, but it was good to eat reasonably healthy! But I just wanted to let people know that I've been diagnosed with Endometriosis which had a lot of the symptoms that lead me to the candida conclusion - Bloating, bad bowels, pain, tiredness. Just wanted to let people know to make sure they keep looking at all causes and dont accept doctors word as final. Its taken me 7 years to get to this conclusion and of course, for me, no amount of food habits would help. Its so nice to eat a more varied diet now too! I missed my fruit and their vitamins.


eva 7 years ago

I am in the first few weeks of cleansing

I would like to ask about this bread

ingredients

stoneground organic whole spelt flour

spring water

organic sour dough

bacterial culture

organic brown rice

salt

ALSO

i made cookies

of spelt flour

buckweat flour

oatmeal ( plain no sugar the one you cook for a long time)

sugarfree soy milk

baking powder with NO alumminum

stevia

pumkin seeds

SHOULD i worry about the amount i eat of the cookies"

??

I have one slice of bread and 4 cookies a day

IS that too much of the flour at this stage of my cleansing?

Thank you


sunflowers 7 years ago

Hi again

Just have a couple of queries about whether I can have the following foods: soda bread (this contains buttermilk, sugar and is high in carbs, which I thought we couldnt have?), wheat flour (everything seems to contain this), sweetcorn, tinned tuna. Must all meat and eggs be organic?

Thanks very much (again) in advance :)


Eva 7 years ago

One more thing

How about adding organic cocao to my cookie recipe its pure cacao...not sweet


eva 7 years ago

I am confused again

I found another sire / canadian forum for candida

It says absoluteley nothing with any flour in the first month??

So me baking with buckweat organic flour...i shouldnt eat anything that is bread related or carbs??

It said all i should eat is veggies and meat/eggs/fish

NO rice cakes ...no oat cereal in the first month

Am i ruining what i am trying to fix??

am i feeding this caddida?

I am feeling much better

BUt am i doing it right?

should i remove anything with flour even though the flour is healthy like buckweat and spelt?

please help??

confused


Sue 7 years ago

Hi, Thanks so much for taking time out to make such a careful list. You are helping alot of people. Do you know if you can have corn and potatoes? For example, popcorn or fresh corn? Potatoes fried? I know they are starchy veggies so I wasn't sure if allowed. Thanks.


Susan 7 years ago

Is the Aqua Flora at the Healthy Living Store good? Do I take it along with my Nystatin? Also, do the Nystatin pills work as efficient as the liquid? How long should I be on Nystatin? How did you do first starting out and how long???

Thanks so much!!!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Sorry for the delay in the help but I have been gone on business for a few days. So here we go and hope I do not miss anyone.

I will start with Eva. Limit the breads and cookies, what you are doing sounds great. The cocao is fine to use. You are dong just fine also with the buckwheat, oatmeal and rice cakes. Stay with what is helping. You say you feel better so listen to your body.

Sunflowers, If you are not gluten tolerant the you may eat the wheat. Stay away from the sweet corn. The tuna is fine packed in water only. As for the organics, the only reason this is suggested is because many animals are feed high amounts of antibiotics and they are passed onto you in the meat. I know it is very expensive so use your best judgement.

Sue, I suggest to stay away from corn the first month. Popcorn is fine, it is used by the body differently then the sweet corn. Potatoes are fine but just one a day and if fried use olive oil.

Susan,

Teh Aqua Flora at the store is great. You can take it with your Nystatin. Aqua Flora is homeopathic so it works totally different then the Nystatin. You do not have to take the Nystatin with Aqua Flora. The most effective way to take the Aqua Flora is to take the HIgh Potency the first month. Then Phase I the second month and finish the third month with the Phase II. If you take it right you will use 2 bottle of each product for that month. Hope this makes sence.


Susan 7 years ago

I feel like a pain...but here goes...is toothpaste ok? Someone told me I should be brushing my teeth with baking soda. They also said only distilled water? Have you read the book called the Yeast Syndrome?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Yes I have read the book if it the one by Dr. Crook. I knew him personally. He is the one that I actually got the diet from. Toothpaste is fine but if you are gluten intolerent use the backing soda and peroixide. Most toothepaste contain gluten. Any water is fine. Don't worry about asking too many questions, I am here to help the best that I can.


Susan 7 years ago

I am on the Orthro Evra birth control patch. I have read about the birth control pills being a contributor. What birth control method is best with this condition?

Also, have you heard of Amphotericin-B? I read that it is very effective taken with Nystatin in 250 mg capsules. One of the names of it is Fungizone. It said that even the patients that were having the most trouble got great results when taking this with Nystatin and Diflucan.

Thanks,


Susan 7 years ago

Do you know if the Nystatin pills are just as effective as the powder? They are coated...does that mean they have sugar on them? What is the usual dosage?

Thanks!!!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Susan,

This is what I found on Amphotericin-B on RXList.com. It would not recommend this.

WARNING

This drug should be used primarily for treatment of patients with progressive and potentially life-threatening fungal infections; it should not be used to treat noninvasive forms of fungal disease such as oral thrush, vaginal candidiasis, and esophageal candidiasis in patients with normal neutrophil counts.

FUNGIZONE Intravenous should not be given at doses greater than 1.5 mg/kg. EXERCISE CAUTION to prevent inadvertent overdosage, which can result in potentially fatal cardiac or cardiopulmonary arrest (see WARNINGS, OVERDOSAGE, and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION). Verify the product name and dosage if dose exceeds 1.5 mg/kg.

As for the pill coating, yes I am guessing that the pill is rolled in a heavy, sugary syrup so the powder should be better.

As for the birth control pills, I do not think one is better than the other for have less effect on the body. Wish I could find a better answer for you on this one.


Susan 7 years ago

Thank you very much for your quick response!!! You are a blessing!


eva 7 years ago

I just read that green apples and all berries are ok

is this true??

can i actually have some fruit in the first month

or will i do more damage

how about cherries?? that i have been craving for 3 weeks

?


eva 7 years ago

Also

how about kefir???

I am finding a hard time with brft...i read

brown rice with almond milk ...is ok

or kefir with berries and stevia

thoughts?

I will be starting the aqua flora as you suggested in a week

for the 3 months


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Eva,

You can have 1 granny smith apple a day, limited blueberries (10) a day, 3 large strawberries a day. I would stay away from them for the first 3 weeks to a month. Brown rice a kefir are great and so is any stevis. They have great flavors now. It may take up to 2 weeks to feel the effect of the Aqua Flora but is well worth it at the end. I know a lady that lost over 100lbs. and threw away all of her meds by following the diet and taking the AF. She was on 11 meds a day. She even got rid of her diabetes meds.


Susan 7 years ago

Do most patients stay on their birth control? Does it make a big difference with the candida?


Susan 7 years ago

Also, do many candida patients get B-12 shots to help with the fatigue while taking Nystatin?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Susan,

Some people go off of the birth control while doing the diet, it is one of the major contributors to Candida. Any antibiotic, hormone or steriods will contribute to Candida overgrowth. A B-12 pill will help also with the fatigue instead of the injections.


Susan 7 years ago

I have Dr Crooks Yeast Connection book and it says cashews are ok...but I didn't see those listed. Also, is a colon cleanse and liver cleanse recommended? Will it help with the candida?

Thank you so much!!!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Susan, you have the book by the Dr. that brought Candida to our attention. He actually wrote the original diet that I have just added to. Cahsews are fine, I guess I just missed them while posting the list. The cleanses will help also.


g1 7 years ago

hi can you please tell me why cous cous is on ur not acceptable foods list?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Sorry, I must have put it on the wrong list. Thanks for caughting that for me.


eva 7 years ago

Also

here is somthing else thats ok to eat

rhubarb!!


eva 7 years ago

Hi,

Can you recommend a great recipe book?? for someone like me who is still in the early stages??

I bought this one and am not too impressed

Candida alnican yeast free cookbook

Do you know of any better ones

that dont have TOO many ingedients?and are simple to follow

Thank you


EVA 7 years ago

Hi

Can you clarify is the apple a day ....later in phase 2??

or ok in the first month?

I havent started aqua flora yet as i dont get it till later in july ( shipping delay)

I am sooo craving some fruit

:(


g1 7 years ago

i need some advice i am going to Australia in 3 weeks for a month to far north queensland where its humid and tropical. I am starting to get a bit paranoid about the humidity wondering if it could potentially cause or encourage a re growth of the candida that i am desperately trying to get rid of, i will of course stay on my candida free diet and continue taking all of my natural anti fungal remedies but is there a chance of this happening?


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

g1,

This I can not answer truthfully.  I would guess that if you follow your diet you should be just fine.  You may get a few symptoms but just be faithful on your diet and remedies and enjoy yourself.  Wish I could sneak in your suitcase!!!  Just remember to enjoy yourself and don't stress it is the worst thing you can do, so just have fun!!!  It will be the best thing for you!


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wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Eva,

Rhubarb is fine, to sweeten use stevia. The best cookbook that I have found is "The Candida Control Cookbook" by Gail Burton. Also there are a ton of recipes on the net at www.wholeapproach.com It is full of recipes and a ton of advice. It is great website that people share recipes. You may eat one granny smith apple a day in the later part of the first month.


eva 7 years ago

I see you have beet greens

Are the beets allowed??

I steam them and made a soup with organic red meat as well as cauliflower and broccoli...safe?

Also

I am feeling better still not 100% but its only been a month

and i have not yet got my aqua flora

Is funny tasting mouth a symptom??

I still get occasion heartburn ...its the burning/acid tasting mouth

thats hard to shake

Hubby is worried it coule be something serious...but after i had the initial testing all the dr said was i had al ulcer/acid reflux and the hernia

I am thinking to give the diet more time and the flora a chance before going to a gastro dr ...any thoughts?


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