Candida Albicans can be an incredible destroyer of our health and is the main missing link in many of our modern day diseases. The length of time on the diet will depend on the length of time one has had symptoms, symptom severity, and overall health. Many people can feel an improvement after following the diet for two to four weeks. Once symptoms of Candida overgrowth are gone and lab tests show significant improvement, whole foods from the restricted list can be slowly incorporated back into the diet.
Carbohydrate daily total
Sugar feeds Candida, so it is important to minimize the total carbohydrate content of one’s diet. During the first 2 to 3 weeks of the program, it is often recommended that carbohydrate intake be restricted to 20 to 60 grams per day, depending on age, activity level, and extent of grain sensitivities. As symptoms disappear, the carbohydrate total can gradually increase. Candida can develop into following serious conditions:
FOODS TO ELIMINATE
One should eliminate all forms of sugar, as it feeds the yeast and speeds its growth. These foods are: white sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, maple sugar, molasses, date sugar, raw sugar, demerrara, amisake, rice syrup, sorghum. One should read labels carefully. There can be hidden sugars in the food like: sucrose, fructose, maltose, lactose, glycogen, glucose, mannitol, sorbitol, galactose, monosaccharides, polysaccharides.
One should avoid fruit that contain natural sugars that support the growth of yeast. The following foods should be eliminated: Frozen, canned, and dried fruit, All canned and frozen fruit juice, Oranges and orange juice, Melons. These fruit often contain mold.
Foods that contain yeast should be eliminated. These include: Baker’s yeast, Brewer’s yeast, Engevita, Torula, and any other nutritional yeast. Baked goods raised with yeast such as breads, rolls, crackers, bagels, pastries, and muffins should be eliminated.
Healthy, yeast-free alternatives may include: Sprouted Essene bread, Lifestream bread, Manna wheat or rye bread, corn tortillas, tacos, rice cakes, rice crackers, Wasa rye crackers and rice bread. Muffins, biscuits, pancakes, Irish soda bread, chapatis, and other breads made at home using the flour of whole grains that a person is not allergic to and made with baking powder and/or baking soda for leavening.
Vinegar is made with a yeast culture so One should eliminate it from the diet. Foods that contain vinegar include: White vinegar, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, mayonnaise, commercial salad dressing, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, BBQ sauce, shrimp sauce, soy sauce, mustard, pickles, pickled vegetables, green olives, relishes, horseradish, mincemeat, chili sauce.
Eliminate all sort of mushrooms, because mushrooms are fungi.
Peanuts, Peanut Butter, and Pistachios
Peanuts, peanut butter, and pistachios often have high mold contamination and should be eliminated.
Alcoholic beverages provide sugar that feeds the yeast and stresses other organs such as the liver. Eliminate all forms of alcohol, that means red wine, white wine, beer, whiskey, brandy, gin, scotch, any fermented liquor, vodka, rum, and liqueurs.
Coffee, Black Tea, Cider, Root beer
Coffee and black tea can create an extra burden for the body’s stress-coping mechanisms. Regular coffee, instant coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and all types of black tea (including “fruit flavored” black tea) should be eliminated. Cider, root beer, and other fermented beverages should be eliminated. Healthy alternatives include: water, vegetable broth, fresh vegetable juice, herbal teas
Aged, Moldy and Processed Cheeses should be eliminated
Roquefort and other aged, blue or moldy cheeses should be eliminated. Also eliminate processed cheese such cream cheese, cheese snacks, etc.
Processed, Dried, Smoked, and Pickled Meats
These include products such as smoked salmon, sausages, bacon, pickled herring, hot dogs, bologna, pastrami, salami, corned beef.
Packaged, Processed, and Refined Foods
Canned, bottled, packaged, boxed, and other processed foods usually contain yeast, refined sugar, refined flour, chemicals, preservatives, and coloring. They are not recommended at any time.
FOODS TO LIMIT
Also most of dairy products should be eliminated.
One should eliminate following dairy foods:
- Cow’s milk, including whole, skim or dry milk
- Most cheeses. But we can eat Cheeses that are lower in lactose such as white cheddar, swiss, mozzarella, provolone, and dry curd cottage cheese.
Organic skim yogurt made with live bacteria may be beneficial for some because of the beneficial bacteria it contains.
FOODS YOU MUST EAT CAUTIOUSLY
Beans, peas and other legumes
Celery root (celeriac)
Boniata (white sweet potato)
Winter, acorn or butternut squash
Eat these sparingly since many people have food sensitivities to dairy products. If your symptoms persist, eliminate them completely.
Breads, Biscuits and Muffins
All breads, biscuits and muffins should be made with baking powder or baking soda as a leavening agent.
FOODS YOU CAN EAT FREELY
Vegetables low with carbs. They are low in carbohydrates and calories. You can eat them freely fresh, frozen, cooked or raw.
Meat, Seafood, Eggs and Other Food
Beef, lean cuts
Other fresh or frozen fish
Pork, lean cuts
Shellfish: shrimp, lobster, crab
Unprocessed Oils, Nuts and Seeds
Oils, cold-pressed and unrefined:
Corn, Olive, Safflower, Soy,