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The Candida Diet Part II

Updated on July 2, 2009

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.


Allowable Vegetables






Bamboo shoots

Beet greens

Bok choy


Brussel sprouts

Burdock root


Carrots (cooked)





Collard greens


Dandelion greens










Mustard greens








Spaghetti squash


Sprouts (mold free)

Swiss chard




Bell peppers


Chili pepper


Ground cherry







Allowed Fruits





Carnberries (sugar & sulphite-free)


Allowable Meats






Cornish hen




Game birds






Allowable Fish


All organically farmed fish










White bass










Eggs-Organic Please


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.


Allowable Beverges


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


Stevia extract-now available in many flavors.

Chicolin Natural chicory extract.

Xylitol is also an allowable sweetner on the Candida diet.


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


Brazil nuts


Macadamia nuts

Pine nuts




Sunflower (shelled)

Hemp (shelled)

Almond Butter

Allowed Nut and Seed Butters

Nut and Seed Butters



Hemp nut

Pumpkin seed

Sesame (tahini)


Flax Oil

Allowable Fats and Oils

Fats and Oils

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

Flax (raw only)




Extra Virgin olive

For Cooking:


Organic Cocnut butter

Palm oil

Olive oil


Allowable 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:



Black eyed peas


Allowable Grains

Allowable Grains:



All rices except white rice




Wild rice



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)




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


Millet-whole grain, 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


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


Any vegetables that are pickled in vinegar


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


Hot dogs

Corned beef



Nuts and Seeds:


Roasted, salted nuts





Peanut Butter


Dried or candied fruits

Grains and Seeds:


Organic wheat

Bulgar wheat

Semolina wheat

Durham wheat



Oleo or margarines

Butter (clarified only)




Ice Cream

Sour Cream

Whipped cream

Cow cheeses


All yeast products including vitamins (read labels)

Caffeine (including chocolate)


Condiments that contain additives, sugar, vinegar

Food additives

Refined, cooked, hydrated, fractionated or superheated oils


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      Shalom :) 2 years ago

      Great information!!! Thank you for all your hard work and taking time to help others in need!!! You mentioned Aqua Flora.... Can you suggest a certain brand (there are so many). I have had Candida for years, after long time use of antibiotic. Started cleaning up my diet and feeling improvement already, not there yet but on my way. I would like to try the Aqua Flora though.... please let me know your thoughts. TY Krissy

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      ld4now 2 years ago

      This is the first I read of walnuts not being allowed. They seem to be allowed on every candida blog/diet I read about. Why do you exclude them?

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      passion3flower 3 years ago

      There's a very informative site with lots of information on how to eliminate candida long-term and find healthy diet options to replace foods that feed the candida. You can visit Her detox has also been immensely helpful to my recovery and I seriously recommend it

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      Johnd768 3 years ago

      My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different internet address and thought I might check items out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Appear forward to checking out your web page again. ccddegedddba

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      Neda 3 years ago

      This makes no sense at all!! I am pregnant and have a yeast infection and my doctor said I can't have any carbs or sugar. This includes rice and potato which are both starchy and turn into sugar after consumed. So how is it allowed on your list? I have no problem doing gluten free and sugar free diets I would make pastas and breads with rice flour but with the yeast diet you can't even do that so I have been starving on just veggies and meat only.

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      InnaZ 3 years ago

      I just started a group for people who are on Candida Diet. Please join as and share your experience. I am hoping we can support each other and see what works

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      Cindy 3 years ago

      I'd like to point out the sad, frustrating truth here. Candida feeds off of anything, anything that has sugar or that is easily converted into sugar I. The body and that means grains. Any kind of grains. Abstinence from grains and sugar for a long time, which is different for each person is the only way one may get starve it and get rid of it. Even a little bit of sugar will feed it and you will have to start over. I know this is disheartening and if you actually read the research this is what it will tell you. No nuts, no night shades, no fruit, no veggies too high on the sugar index. Sometime if one is diligent for a good while you might be able to rid yourself of it, sometimes the best one can do is simply to manage it. The diet is extremely hard.

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      dienryamedy 3 years ago

      This really answered my downside, thank you!


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      curio 4 years ago


      Thank you for an informative site. Aqua flora products are not available where i live. What other products can you suggest? Also,is isomalt allowed?

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      fleabee 4 years ago

      Hi can I have Nurofen on a candida diet

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      Apolline 4 years ago

      Hi! Firs thank you for some good advices :)

      I have one question, are all foods on this list allowed from the first month (beginning of the diet) or how can I decide what and when to introduce to the diet again?

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      Stefanie 4 years ago

      Hi! I am way confused. Some people say no corn, no potatoes, you say they are okay? Also do you know of any great cookbooks for this diet?

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      stacey 4 years ago

      my partner realy needs to be on this diet but he is a very picky eater if he does the diet for longer but has a banana and a little milk each week will it still work

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      Aimee Verschelden 5 years ago from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

      Hello, I have a salicylate & candida issue and am struggling for foods/meals that I can eat. I am pretty much living on meat & veg, oats with oats milk for breakfast and lunch and sancks - well I have no idea. I have been having tin red salmon on ryvitas but still feel slightly ill from it. Apparently I can't have egg, tomatoes, garlic, onion, dairy, potatoes and a whole list of things. Does anyone have any thoughts?

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      Charles 5 years ago

      Hello, I've been on the candida diet for about three weeks now. I am a vegan. I wanted to know if I could have hemp protein powder (nutiva) for protien in a shake with blueberries and a banana. It has only 1g of sugar and 12g of total carbohydrates. Also, is it acceptable for me to lift weights and run while on the diet. Thank you for time and the work you're doing to help people.

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      Charles 5 years ago

      Hello, I've been on the candida diet for about three weeks now. I am a vegan. I wanted to know if I could have hemp protein powder (nutiva) for protien in a shake with blueberries and a banana. It has only 1g of sugar and 12g of total carbohydrates. Also, is it acceptable for me to lift weights and run while on the diet. Thank you for time and the work you're doing to help people.

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      Tired mommy 5 years ago

      Can you tell me where I can find info while breast feeding? I had a baby 8 weeks ago and am breast feeding. I started the diet not to lose weight but to starve the yeast. I have a horrible yeast infection in my breasts and the baby has it in her diaper rash. I have to get atleast 2000 calories which is hard to do without getting a lot of fat! Also will killing off the yeast send toxins in my milk?

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      John 5 years ago

      Thank you for this list, i am on my way to having candida under control. What do you know about Kombucha?? I have read mixed reviews about it and am interested to know your opinion. Also goats milk yogurt. I understand no dairy but goats milk seems to be allowed to people who are lactose intolerant. One more is tamari covered almonds from whole foods. They are great crushed over a salad but your list reads no salted nuts. Thanks again, i look forward to your reply.

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      Mike 5 years ago

      Some of these foods have high histamine level so not good for candida diet.

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      Deena 5 years ago

      i was on candida diet and took nisatin. worked great but didnt watch what i ate and its back having trouble getting it under control.what should i eat on the first month and what shouldnt i eat . putting garlic on all meals it has started to make a difference.your list of foods are great like them all but can i eat all of them at first. and really miss muatard can i use mustard powder and make a paste not sure what it will taste like but should be better then none at all and is apple cider vinegar good to use on first month.

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      Phyleischa 5 years ago

      Has anyone experienced hair loss after starting the cleanse?

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      chrissydimps 5 years ago

      Also, is steviadent gum safe during this diet. Ingredients: Stevia, Maltitol, Gum base (i.e., original latex from sapodilla trees), Xylitol, Natural Flavoring (Peppermint Oil, Menthol), Gum Arabic, Lecithin, Glycerin, Carnauba Wax, Beeswax.

      I'm not sure because maltitol is controversal...

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      chrissydimps 5 years ago

      I am on month one of the candida diet. Can I use millet flour at this point? Also my doctor told me one cup of organic coffee (black or with unsweetened almond milk)was ok because when I skip my morning coffee I get migraines. Is this ok?

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      neo 5 years ago

      can eating traditionally fermented sorghum soft porridge help in fighting candida as it contains 'GOOD BACTERIA'

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      Nathan 5 years ago

      Hi there,

      I have a very white tongue, anxiety leading to depression, tiredness, sore eyes, sensitivity to perfume and strong smells, yeast infection below following intercourse, catarrh, mood swings, irritability, sinus problems, headaches, migraine etc for 10 plus years well as long as i can remember. I have used antibiotics in the past, anti-depressants a decade ago and feel awful after even one beer or sugary food.

      Do you think this is candida as it very much seems like it might be from your site?

      Shall i start with the diet, a probiotic supplement, caprylic acid and grapefruit seed extract alternating?

      Does brewers yeast or flush free niacin tablets affect candida? Should i be using a b vitamin with the niacin instead of brewers yeast?

      Can i eat wholegrain rice, rice/millet pasta?

      I have purchased the book by William G Crook and it's on the way by post.

      I so hope this might be the underlying cause of my problems as i generally feel optomistic and enjoy life but cannot control the feelings and effects i have despite counselling, lots of exercise etc

      Please help from England

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      governer69 5 years ago

      Can flavourings like pure almond extract be used for flavouring? I am talking just using drops of it. Greatist website I have seen.

      Thanks for your help

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      5 years ago

      Hi there,

      Are lentils alright? Thanks for the website :)

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      Linaya 5 years ago

      Just wondering if Choffy or Crio Bru (ground pure cocoa beans) are acceptable on a yeast free diet? I really miss coffee and tea and need a change from herbal tea once in awhile. There is no caffeine, sugar, yeast etc in the brewable chocolate available these days.

      I'm sure hoping it'll be ok as I've just ordered some online.


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      Marci Huebert 5 years ago

      I am about to start the diet AGAIN.... my question is this, after days of research, and viewing several different versions of the diet, and all the "List's " of what to eat and not, why are there so many differences if it basically the same diet ? I applaud your list, it had much more shown that was avail to eat. Your list says no Yogurt or cheeses, but two or three others said as long as they were natural they would be fine? I have massive migrain head aches and I would think a bit of protien might help. Any suggestions..

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      Aaron Ramsey 5 years ago

      I believe that avoiding packaged foods could be theght. They could taste very good, but packaged foods contain very little vitamins and minerals, making you try to eat more simply to have enough vigor to get with the day. If you're constantly ingesting these foods, moving over to grain and other complex carbohydrates will assist you to have more vigor while eating less. Good blog post.

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      Adam 5 years ago

      Are we aloud to have corn? or corn tortillas???

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      mahi 5 years ago

      hi i am newto this infection like from a week.. it stoppedin the middel the iching thing so i though it has gone... i a totally confused wat to eat n wat to not ... n for how long.. as i ve used the geanosperin 10% cream 3 times... now i am better but i want to know that can i eat gram flour.. as from thoese i make pakoras(in hindi)..

      i am really new to this so guide me thank u..

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      siskotako 5 years ago

      how about kefir milk (goat,cow), fermented coconut water using water kefir grains, and coconut flesh

      Thank you!

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      siskotako 5 years ago

      is tempeh alright?

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      Virginia 5 years ago

      My 6 yr old daughter was just told that she may have candida overgrowth. She was given Aquaflora to take and a candida diet was suggested. We're currently GF/CF and hoping to make the transition. SOOO overwhelmed how to do the diet for (picky) kids!

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      colanne 6 years ago

      Is agave nector ok on a cleanse?

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      meking 6 years ago

      i have a poor service issue with kingbio, the makers of AquaFlora. UPS delivery i paid extra for 3 days did not arrive. the manager of kingbio customer service would not credit me the $9 difference in regular shipping versus 3 day, and she hung up on me. although they give you no choice in shipping companies, nor do they take the risk of operating retail storefronts, they also do not stand behind their delivery method. the risk is all on the customer. my great credit card company is championing my dispute. i hope the product works, but first i hope to receive it. i will keep you posted.

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      miro 6 years ago

      from my personal research, i blv that bulgar wheat must be in the acceptable food list since it has high fiber.can u plz re study bulgar wheat and confirm if my idea is correct.

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      Dora 6 years ago

      Thank you so much! Your help has been truly invaluable!

      I bought a carton of almond milk yesterday, which is supposed to be ok, but in the ingredients it said that it contained brown sugar. Does this apply to all types of almond milk and if so, how can it be ok to consume it?

      Thank you for all your help!

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      Selena 6 years ago

      Thanx this site has helped alot :-)

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      Tracy Anderson Diet 6 years ago

      Excellent list of foods. I think that even if someone is not suffering from candida, that this diet will help them tremendously. Thank you very much!

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      Kristen 6 years ago

      Hi, Thank you for this info! I'm doing the diet and curious about carbo? Is there any sugar in carob? Can I eat it everyday, in moderation? Also, what about nescafe. I really miss my soy latte and wonder if I stick with everything else is this okay to keep? I'm also breastfeeding at the moment and eating one apricot and half a nectarine a day. Do you have any other advice for breastfeeding moms? I want to keep my baby healthy and also give her milk that is free from candida! You're website is sooo helpful. Thanks again!

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      Vegan Candida Diet 6 years ago

      Thanks so much for this list and all your advice! I'm about 3 weeks into this diet, which I started because I have had problems with eczema for several years and doctors have been no help. My skin is looking better than it has in a year, it's really amazing. Of course, I am wary of it coming back, so I am trying to be extra careful in figuring out what I will soon begin to reintroduce into my diet.

      I notice that a lot of people have posted asking about breakfast options. I would like to recommend using quinoa or amaranth to make a porridge. When I started the diet, I was making amaranth/quinoa porridge with unsweetened almond milk and some xylitol. I also like to mix in some almond or other nut butter to make the porridge more filling. Now that I'm adding some fruits back in, I no longer add any xylitol, but will mix in either some chopped granny smith apple or strawberries. As a lifelong oatmeal lover, I really enjoy having this for breakfast, and I will continue to make it even after I've added some oats back into my diet.

      The diet has been a unique challenge for me because I am also vegan. Finding that there was next to nothing on the internet about approaching this diet as a vegan, I decided to make my own blog about it. It's nothing fancy, but if you are trying to approach this diet without eating eggs, meat, fish, or any other animal products, you may find it helpful:

      Lastly, I just want to add that I'm actually enjoying this diet now that I've gotten over the initial cravings. Of course I miss bread, but I have learned a lot about my body and about eating habits, even though I was already quite health-conscious before I started the diet. Approaching this diet with a positive attitude makes it a million times easier. Remember that you will get over your sugar cravings, and learn to appreciate the enhanced performance of your taste buds, freed from dependence on sugar! Best of luck to everyone.

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      brent 6 years ago

      hi, i was diagnosed with H-Pylori,as a result i also have Candida,my question is has anyone ever experienced a sweetness in their mouth upon waking in the morning.I don't have anymore since starting the Candida diet.I am also wondering is this a temporary diet or permanent?

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      Terrylee5151 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I have had such a time with all the things candida has done to my body. Right now I am working on my liver... but first, I am doing another parasite cleanse.

      It seem candida just wreaks havoc on the body. Check out my blog and you will see all the things I am doing to get over the problems caused by candida

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      Kerri  6 years ago

      HI, ten years ago I was told by a naturopath that I had candida. I stopped after I felt better and now I am feeling horrible. Recently, my hair started itching and I have had major thinning in the front. Has anyone experienced anything like this? Do you have any advice and if I follow a candida diet could my hair grow back?

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      Anonymous 6 years ago

      I found this interesting from this site:

      Authors Frédéric Patenaude and Dr. Douglas Graham, D.C. have disputed the notion that the sugar is the cause and instead have said that excess fat is the challenge:

      "Excess fat is the culprit in candida, not sugar, per se. When fat levels in the blood rise, so does blood sugar, because excess fat inhibits insulin from performing its function of escorting sugar out of the bloodstream. The excess fat lines the blood vessel walls, the cells’ insulin receptor sites, the sugar molecules themselves, and the insulin with a thin coating of fat, thus blocking and inhibiting normal metabolic activity. Too much sugar in the blood is as life threatening as too little and can result in serious illness or death. Yeast, or candida, is a constant presence in the blood; it serves as a life preservation mechanism, blooming when there is an excess of sugar in the blood stream to bring blood sugar down to a non-threatening level. When the sugar is distributed and used by the cells of the body, the yeast quickly dies off as it is supposed to. If fat levels stay chronically high due to a poor diet, sugar will remain in the bloodstream and feed the large candida colonies instead of feeding the 18 trillion cells of your body. Starved for fuel, these cells can no longer metabolize energy, and you become tired, and feel rundown. Because all carbohydrate, fat, and protein that we eat is converted to simple sugar (glucose) if it is to be used by the cells for fuel, the way out of this cycle is not to eat less sugar, but to consume less fat. When fat levels drop, the sugar starts to get processed and distributed again, and the yeast levels drop because there is no longer excess sugar available."

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      John Kaufi 6 years ago


      If you suffer on a chronical yeast infection, the reason could be that there is too much mercury in your body. Here is a great site too:

      Check out Mercury on the left.

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      John Kaufi 6 years ago

      Hi to everyone. ..I agree with Mark.

      All grains should be avoided if you want to starve Candida.

      And THANK YOU VERY MUCH to Wammytk!! Very cool and active site!!

      Good Luck and Godd Health to all!

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      Mark 6 years ago

      I'm sorry to be giving some bad news. But as everyone NEEDS to know - Carbohydrates = sugar. Therefore, all grains need to be avoided if you really want to starve Candida.

      Of course, this is for people that want to have a faster recovery, I do understand that this diet alone is very tough to keep up.

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      joe 6 years ago

      Can I drink my girlfriends breast milk? Or does it have the sugars that other milks have, such as cows milk?

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      Kim Smith 6 years ago

      Great Article. Thank you for all the great information! I use

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      iamsharona 6 years ago


      I have had some serious skin rashes and they keep telling me it is a fungus so when I researched, I realized I had about half of the symtoms!! then I did a spit test first thing in the morning and I had legs RIGHT AWAY!! It is so nice to know that you are not alone and there are other people who are suffering too!! I have excema and psorisis (most likely spelt wrong!!) and I use high steriod cream for it, one of the reasons for my Candida.... Vicious cirlce!!

      I do have some questions about the diet.

      Is salsa ok? What about canned tuna? Prawns? Regular fish from the store? Apple juice or any kind of fruit juice? Wraps instead of bread? I am a very healty eater in general, but of course most of the things I ate are on the foods to avoid list!

      I must thank you so much for doing this for everyone, you really are the light at the end of the tunnel!

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      iamsharona 6 years ago


      I have had some serious skin rashes and they keep telling me it is a fungus so when I researched, I realized I had about half of the symtoms!! then I did a spit test first thing in the morning and I had legs RIGHT AWAY!! It is so nice to know that you are not alone and there are other people who are suffering too!! I have excema and psorisis (most likely spelt wrong!!) and I use high steriod cream for it, one of the reasons for my Candida.... Vicious cirlce!!

      I do have some questions about the diet.

      Is salsa ok? What about canned tuna? Prawns? Regular fish from the store? Apple juice or any kind of fruit juice? Wraps instead of bread? I am a very healty eater in general, but of course most of the things I ate are on the foods to avoid list!

      I must thank you so much for doing this for everyone, you really are the light at the end of the tunnel!

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      Chantel 6 years ago

      Ugh So I started the diet today.. Not to loose wait just to free my body of yeast. I feel very sick, and dont think the affects of the yeast killer could come on so fast... I did end up eating plain animal crackers to settle my stomach.... Maybe next week will be better HAHA

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      Melody 6 years ago

      Also how many weeks do we have to stay off of fruit? I am starting to rely on corn a lot and wonder if thats bad. I bought popcorn and corn chips and corn tortillas from the organic store. I am eating a lot of almonds and meat and veggies and such. Is corn and lima beans ok? I am starving and have 2 active toddlers :-) Thanks so much for this info! Also, I have all over itching (only been on the diet 4 days and used sugar heavily before). Is this itching a die off symptom?


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      Kristy 6 years ago

      I am new to all this and just found your website. In the initial phase, do we have to cut out all the foods you have listed- my naturopath told me to follow a 70%/30% Rule. If I should be really strict for the first month then I would rather do that, and I just scrolled down and dont remember seeing this but is a glass of wine every now and then allowed?

      I do find quite a few contradictory sites so will have a look at any sites you recommend to be most reliable.

      Thanks :)

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      Melody 6 years ago

      are lima beans and corn allowed? I'm starving :-)

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      jennylain 7 years ago

      Is yacon syrup OK on the candida diet? It is supposedly diabetic safe and high in FOS.

      Do you recommend hydrogen peroxide therapy? I've read good things about it but it also sounds a bit scary (since food grade hydrogen peroxide can start fires if not handled properly!)

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      Christian 7 years ago

      I've been reading some of the questions above, and just wanted to offer a few corrections:

      Lactose-free milk should be considered a big no-no. While it's technically lactose-free, the milk has merely been treated in such a way that the lactose has been broken down into simple sugars. But they were never removed.

      Also, vinegar should also be considered a strict no-no. It's essentially a complex sugar that easily breaks down into simple sugars. Organic doesn't make it okay, either. I had to explain to my mom that she was causing her chronic yeast-infections and urinary track infections by drinking organic apple cider vinegar on a daily basis. Once she stopped, they went away.

      I would add the exceptions that on the later stage of a candida diet, around the time when you're introducing good bacteria back into your system with probiotic yogurts and what have you, saurkraut and kimchi are excellent sources of good bacteria.

      Hope this helps!

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      Cathy Lemburg 7 years ago

      I like to make pigs n the blanket. (rolled pancake around link sausage). I found a pancake recipe made with brown rice flour(wheat free, yeast free). What kind of syrup can I put on it? I understand agave nectar is a "no".

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      Maggie 7 years ago

      Wow, this list is amazing. My doctor put me on a candida diet but only gave me a list of foods I can't eat. It's great to see a list of things I can eat too. I think this will make it a lot easier.

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      gaiachic 7 years ago

      “The form of fructose in agave nectar is a complex structure called inulin. Inulins are a group of short chain fructose molecules called oligosaccharides which occur naturally in few sugar sources. Inulin helps in the absorption of Calcium and Magnesium. The sugar in agave nectar, while still being very sweet, does not feed Candida yeast and other unfriendly anaerobic bacteria in the small intestines and Colon. Anaerobic bacteria recognize the inulin in agave nectar as a sugar source yet when they try and feed on it as other sugar sources you have been putting in your body the unfriendly bacteria cannot extract sufficient energy from the Agave nectar to progress life cycle. “ Sourced from Health N Vitality Website

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      chris 7 years ago

      Hi i have candida, it affects me with my sinuses, i did a diet for a month with some nutrispore antifungals and i did feel much beter, my spit was clear and didnt feel thick and sticky and my nose wasnt stuff, i still got crackling noises in my ears though as that is the main symptom., i went back on a normal diet and it came back, so i have gone on some candida clear antifungals and i went to my doctors yesterday and he prescribed me some nystatin oral suspension, i dont understand it though because the nystatin contains high sugar, why is this?, thanks Chris

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      Rhoda 7 years ago

      This list and all the comments and questions and answers are all really amazing and helpful. I started reading at the top and have been reading for hours. Still in the "2 years ago" comments, and because I'm tired of reading, I'm just going to ask anyone who knows the answer what it means to add foods back into your diet "one at a time." Is this like one per meal, one per day, one per week, what? I'm sorry if this question was previously answered later in the posts, but so far in my reading no one ask asked this question yet...

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      KMT 7 years ago

      Also, why can't nuts be roasted?

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      KMT 7 years ago

      I was wondering why the oils such as canola and sunflower are on the "not allowed" list.Thanks!

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      OLARA 7 years ago

      thanks alot for this list. i have been following it strictly and for the first time in years, in feel i am taking full control of my life.

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      nina 7 years ago

      is corn allowed?

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      Ali 7 years ago

      Looking for a recipe For a Protein Shake ( no dairy, WHeat, Sugar )

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      candida sucks! 7 years ago


      I've just been diagnosed with candida (finally! after 5 years of specialist after specialist, and drug after drug that i now realise inflammed it!) I've been put on Nilstat and Nalcrom, plus Glutathione (an oral powder supplement) and Probex (a probiotic). Do you know anything about the values of these medicines???? I am a little concerned as I got candida by too many antibiotics, immune suppressants and the contraceptive pill. My symptoms are severe eczema, horrible rash on my face, swollen eyes, brain fog, to name a few. I also have asthma and all the environmental allergies, plus muscle tested allergies to wheat, dairy, egg, rye, barley, blueberry, green beans, soy, and kiwifrut (that ones anaphylactic!) ..makes the diet even harder!! After a week on the meds and candida diet I am feeling SO SO SO much better! Still a way to go but finally I can see a light... In the last week I also had colon irrigation on the advice of someone in similar circumstances.. I freaked out at the thought at first, but I think it has made a huge difference, and the nurse told me she could actually see the candida coming out! (it wasn't particularly pleasant, but was nowhere near as bad as having candida!!!) I think everyone should look into doing this as a way of helping the detox.


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      mythbuster 7 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Wow - this is a really comprehensive list of both suggested items and foods/beverages and condiments to stay right away from. Thanks for making this hub. Very helpful.

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      David 7 years ago

      I am told wine is not allowed on diet but xylotol, an alcohol based sweetner is; Why?

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      Kevin Williamson 7 years ago

      Hey Tammy, It's been a while. Onto some really great breakthroughs on curing candida. Its still in the works but i will keep you updated. For those of you that are eager here is some of it.

      -Bob Beck Protocol

      -MMS(Miracle Mineral Suplement)

      -Ionized Alkaline Water

      I want to start my own hub eventually, but still in the experimental stage.(some great results so far though)

      for more info or cheap methods of obtaining or building your own machines, feel free to contact me!

      And as always, diet is the first step!! thank you tammy ;)!

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      Brooke 7 years ago

      I am wondering why rice and other grains are permitted, so many sited I have read on and the info from my doctors says no grains at all. Anyone?

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      fiona Stewart 7 years ago

      hi,great site thanks for so much useful information its so hard to find accurate information.

      I have previously done both liver and candida diets,I am determined this time to really get on top of it this time.

      I have only been on it for just over a week and am considering having a colonic irrigation to kick start it ,what would you advise ?

      I am also taking probiotics,golden seal and olive leaf extract.

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      heather 7 years ago

      has anyone tried Niaouli essential oil (3 drops to take mornig and night). I was told that it would help clear the candida. Is it safe to consume essential oils, and does it help?

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      Linda  7 years ago

      And what do you know about trying a coconut oil cleansing? What are the pros and cons?

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      Linda  7 years ago

      I suppose I am denying the obvious here. Do you mean that until I get rid of the candida I should avoid eating any potatoes of any kind?

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      Catriona 7 years ago


      Does anyone know if I can have rice starch and corn starch on an anti candida diet?

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      Vanessa 7 years ago

      A message for Sue.

      If you are having bad die off, try Epsom salt baths especially if you are aching. Rub the salts into aching limbs and muscles. For the constipation try chlorella. It will help you go to the toilet but not like a laxative does. Make sure you get a high quality one - chlorella pyrenoidosa, as if you don't, it can have the opposite effect and give you bad wind.

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      Vanessa 7 years ago

      Hi, Haven't been on for a while but I thought I might share some things with other candida sufferers. My big bout started this time last year and following an elimination diet with suggestions from Wammy and a nutritionist, I mananged to get my candida under control in a few weeks and by the summer I felt tonnes better. I know from chinese medecine that it is a dampness in our system but I didn't realise how bad damp can effect candida sufferers. We have had torrential rain for over 2 months and the damp in homes and in the air is terrible. I'm almost back to square one and will have to go back on a strict anti-candida diet and avoid damp places. If anyone is feeling particularly bad, it might not be something you are doing but the weather in your area.

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      Vanessa 7 years ago

      Hi, Haven't been on for a while but I thought I might share some things with other candida sufferers. My big bout started this time last year and following an elimination diet with suggestions from Wammy and a nutritionist, I mananged to get my candida under control in a few weeks and by the summer I felt tonnes better. I know from chinese medecine that it is a dampness in our system but I didn't realise how bad damp can effect candida sufferers. We have had torrential rain for over 2 months and the damp in homes and in the air is terrible. I'm almost back to square one and will have to go back on a strict anti-candida diet and avoid damp places. If anyone is feeling particularly bad, it might not be something you are doing but the weather in your area.

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      sue 7 years ago

      I have recently started an anti candida diet and introduced probiotics and started anti fungals. I had a really bad die off reaction and so have stopped the anti fungals for the time being. I have now developed bad constipation which is clearing but I have terrible stomach acidity and pain especially after eating my main meal in the evening. I feel as if something is burning holes in my stomach and I have awful cramping pain. I have a history of gastritis. Do you think I ought to stop the diet?

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      YeastFreeRecipes 7 years ago

      Hi Wammytk! We found and recommend the French Meadow website to our visitors as well...good site.

      Would you be interested in including some of your recipes in our cookbook we are finalizing? I would pay you for your recipes / time (of course). Please contact me at and we can discuss. Thanks!

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      tasha hess 7 years ago

      Also meant to ask about organic tofu? Is this okay?

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      tasha hess 7 years ago

      I am wondering why you can't have decaf black tea if you have no sugar and use almond instead of milk?

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      MGriffi 7 years ago

      Thanks for all the info. I just ordered Aqua FLora High Potency. I sure hope it helps. It would be great to get rid of these symptoms that I have had for 5 years!

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      wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa

      Sorry for the delay. The weather here in IA was been atrocious!! We had ice before the snow and this caused the internet connection to be lost for 3 weeks. Life without the net is strange!!!

      Shelly, I can not say for sure about the headaches but this may be the cause. You may want to see your dr. on this.

      MrsDuncan, You can take the fivelac with the AF. As for the breads, they have gluten, yeast and sugar breads, pizza doughs and more.

      Try this link.

      Susan, I am so sorry, lyme disease can be a nightmare as you state. Probiotics are all about the same, just check for the sugars and stay on the diets. If you can get AF, I would take 1/2 dosage everyday as long as you are on the antibiotics. Hope this helps. Hang in there!!

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      Susan 7 years ago

      Don't know if you remember me about 4 months back...I was asking questions as I was told I had candida. Well, since then I've found that I have lyme disease. It has been a complete nightmare and of course I'm on lots of antibiotics. What probiotics would you recommend, how much and how far away from the antibiotics? What other things should I do?

      Thanks so much!!!

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      MrsDuncan 7 years ago

      Me again, I was looking at the french meadow bread and got confused again. Which breads and products can we have on the website? I see wheat and sugar all over.

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      MrsDuncan 7 years ago

      I am just starting this diet and I find it very hard. I made chicken with all salt, but then found out it has maltodextrin in it, I didn't know that was a sugar. I also ate it with white flour tortilla's, the label said 0 sugars, but then I read you are to avoid them, I am so confused. I am going to stay on this diet and start fivelac, when it arrives. But I was wondering if I could take the fivelac with the aqua flora?

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      shelly 7 years ago

      I have used all your information and have felt great for a long time. I have noticed that I have started eating more sugar than I use to (duh!! should have known it would bother me) I have been experiencing terrible headaches that will not go away. Even strong medicine won't help. I am guessing that the yeast is feeding on the sugar heavily since I had done so well without it for such a long time. I notice I am not drinking much water either. I guess what I am wanting confirmation on is... do you think the headaches are being caused by the sugar I am consuming and the lack of water?

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      Kevin W 7 years ago

      I've never seen anything like this, the first time i did this cleanse I passed about 70 gal stones all around 1/4 in. The second time I couldn't believe it, one came out over an inch in diameter. can't wait to do it again and get the rest out.

      I highly recommend this to everyone, I feel so much better inside! Even if you've had your gall bladder removed this is still highly recommended. +++ Diabetics too!!. Will also relieve a lot of prostate problems!


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      kathycat 7 years ago

      Great info. here! I am just starting the diet and I know that it is more restrictive in the first 2-3 weeks. I am slightly confused about the initial diet. Are the following allowed in the first weeks;



      greek yogurt

      Any grains?

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      Katherine 7 years ago

      Hello, I'm searching for diet related blogs like mine and I stumbled your site, nice blog!. I hope you could also include me in your blogroll.

      By the way, you have a very good writing skills here. Keep up the good work.

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      wammytk 7 years ago from Iowa

      The bread should be fine. French Meadow Breads makes breads and pizza crust that are yeast a gluten free. Check them out on the web at

      They do have a store locator and have printable coupons.

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      Ana 7 years ago

      Forgot to ask, is sour dough bread(with small amounts of culture added to the batter) an option?! This is the only free-bakers-yeast-bread I could find in my country. There are also available breads with 0,5% of bakers yeast in it. Is that too much for the diet?

      Loved your recipes - Maroccan chicken was AMAZING!

      Whipped cream made of tofu, is a non dairy alternative, also hazelnut milk (if banana is an option later in the diet, it makes creamy texture)!

      With nuts, herbs, garlic, oil, water one can make creamy sauces to serve with meat!

      Lunch Dinner Salad: green salad, handful fresh spinach, 1 onion, 1-2 garlic, basil leaves, kohlrabi, purple salad (radish), lightly cooked kale, or broccoli, or swiss chard, it goes great with leftovers of cooked chicken or alone!