Candida Diet

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

candida-dietThe Candida Diet is designed to eliminate Candida albicans,  a group of toxic yeast-like microorganisms that live among many other organisms in the human mouth, throat, intestines and genital/urinary tract.

Under normal circumstances yeast live in 80% of the human population all the time with no harmful effects, as they are in balance with other bacteria.

Candidiasis (Overgrowth Symptoms)

When the natural flora in the intestinal/digestive tract fail to control the candida yeast population, “overgrowth” occurs.

Overgrowth is uncontrolled multiplication of yeast cells, resulting in various symptoms commonly termed Candidiasis or just Candida.

Candidiasis affects a wide variety of organ systems and can produce the following Symptoms:

Yeast InfectionsDiaper RashMuscle & Joint PainCanker Sores
Oral ThrushSore ThroatSugar CravingsBrain Fog
Itchy SkinForgetfulnessGasAbdominal pain
ObesityHeadacheBloatingPainful Sex

In immunocompetent persons (those whose immune system is functioning normally), any warm, moist part of the body exposed to the environment is susceptible to infection. This infection is mostly superficial, and proper treatment leads to full recovery.

In immunocompromised persons (those whose immune system has been impaired by disease or treatment), more serious systemic illnesses may occur.

Causes of Candida

  • Poor diet, an out-of-balance intestinal bacterial environment, and weakened immunity can all give rise to candida.
  • Overuse of antibiotics destroys the natural flora in the intestines that keep the candida cells in check.
  • Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, AIDS patients, infants, diabetics and others with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to an infection of candida (candidiasis).
  • Corticosteroids and oral contraceptives also upset the balance of intestinal flora.
  • Yeast cells mutate, requiring ever higher dosages of Nystatin (the anti-fungal drug), so that the yeast is strengthened and the immune system further weakened.

Candida Diet Plan

Reversing candida

  1. Detox
    The first aim of your Candida cleanse is to cleanse the system of the toxic byproducts of Candida. Fasting, colon cleansing, wheatgrass, fresh vegetable juices, plenty of water, detox herbs, exercise, and anything else that extracts toxins.
  2. Reduce the yeast population in your system
    Candida treatment must bring yeast cells back into balance. Use anti-microbial herbs and phytochemicals in formulas from your natural or health food store that include a combination of these powerful herbs, 15 days on then 5 days off, repeating as long as needed. The 5 day break discourages mutating yeast from multiplying and developing immunity to the herbs.
  3. Inoculate yourself with probiotics
    Probiotic bacteria favorably alter the intestinal microflora balance, inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, promote good digestion, boost immune function, and increase resistance to infection. People with flourishing intestinal colonies of beneficial bacteria are better equipped to fight the growth of disease-causing bacteria. Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, along with acidophilus (found in yogurt), maintain a healthy balance of intestinal flora by producing organic compounds (lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and acetic acid) that increase the acidity of the intestine and inhibit the reproduction of many harmful bacteria. Probiotic bacteria also produce substances called bacteriocins, which act as natural antibiotics to kill undesirable microorganisms.
  4. Improve your diet
    A diet to eliminate Candida is a long-term lifestyle – and in fact diet is your best defence against candida. Yeast loves sugar and simple carbohydrates; if you keep feeding yeast cells they will multiply, and even the best anti-microbial herbs won’t keep them in check. Eat a disciplined diet for at least 3 months, then When your symptoms disappear, you can expand your diet. But don’t revert to old habits, or the candida symptoms will quickly return.

For More In-depth Information See: – A whole site devoted to the Candida Diet: facts fiction, research, foods, cures, and natural remedies. It also contains free Candida recipes, reviews of Candida Eliminating diet programs and allows visitors to share their experiences with Chronic Candidiasis to help others and to learn from other sufferers.

Foods To Eat or Avoid

Foods to Avoid on The Candida Diet

Aged cheeses, alcohol, chocolate, dried fruits, fresh fruits, fermented foods, mushrooms, vinegar, glutenous foods (wheat, rye, barley), all sugars, honeys and syrups (that includes any ‘ose’, like lactose, sucrose etc), and foods that contain yeast or mold (breads, muffins, cakes, baked goods, cheese, dried fruits, melons, peanuts – although nutritional and brewer’s yeasts are not harmful, as they do not colonize in the intestines).

Foods to Eat on The Candida Diet

Vegetables (including plenty of raw garlic), protein foods (beef, chicken, eggs, fish), live yogurt cultures (both dairy and non-dairy,) FOS*, whey, acidophilus, green algae (such as spirulina and chlorella), nuts, seeds and oils, and non-glutenous grains (like millet, rice, rice bran and oat bran).

* FOS, or Fructo-oligosaccharides, are nondigestible dietary fibers that help to keep the stomach and bowels healthy.
FOS are considered a “prebiotic” because they nourish the naturally present “friendly” bacteria (especially Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli) which help to ward off infection in the digestive system.

Supplements That Support The Candida Diet

Checkout combination products containing these herbs & supplements for natural defense against candida overgrowth and that make your candida diet more effective:

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
  • Vivian Westwood

    For the record, my ENT diagnosed me with Candida overgrowth in my throat and esophagus. Not sure how far it’s gotten, gut-wise… I read your early blog post about the Lady Soma Candida Cleanse- and within an hour of the first dose — my stomach started churning and it was off to the restroom. All I can say is, YEAH, THIS IS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. Granted, it gave me a fit of diarrhea for a few hours but I’ll take it if it means expelling these toxins from my body.

    Thank you so much for the Lady Soma recommendation! I took 2 pills, popped a probiotic, and now have finally have that horrible thing out of my throat. . .

  • Kathy

    Can someone tell me how to do a complete cleanse I have had trush for a very long time and it is very hard to breath my DR did surgery thinking it was my avenues but it wasn’t because I am the same if not worse my nose Dr said there is no more he can do for me my family told me the same thing I don’t know what to do can anyone help me PLEASE

    • Gimmi

      Go to your local health food store and buy SCRAM is it a candidta cleanse and stick to a strict diet. I have had issues with thrush as well, it is awful!!! Good luck.

    • ted

      You should follow a strict Candida eliminating diet, Kathy. There a some good ones outlined here and offer email support as well.

  • Michelle

    I’m 15 and 10 months ago I got two skin disorders. Rosacea and seborrheic dermasitists. I have red cheeks, chin, nose and forehead. I also have flakes on my face and hair. Because of this I also have a eating disorder. For over 10 months I have been eating so many bad foods but I did not realize how much yeast and sugar I was putting into my body. I noticed white stuff is forming on my tongue. I believe I have this. Does anyone have advice for me? How long will this take to get better? I’m really really hoping if I start the diet and don’t mess up then my skin problems will clear up.

    • CBL

      I was about the same age when I started getting yeast infections every month the skin was sloughing off of my tongue and cheeks, I had eczema on my hands and wrists and I was down to eating soup because everything else made my stomach sick. Our family chiropractor actually suggested a candida cleanse. After completing the cleanse all of my symptoms disappeared I had more energy than ever and as a result lost 40lbs. The cleanse itself might make you feel worse at first (cold sores itchiness nausea) but this is because of the die off of the yeast, Keep Going! Word to the wise you will always have to be on your guard because you are never 100% clear. Poor diet and lack of nutrition and good bacteria is how Candida thrives in the body. Hope you feel better soon!

      • Kathy

        Can you tell me what you did for the complete cleanse my DR even did surgery on me because he said it was my sinuse will I am still no better still can’t breath can someone please help me THANK YOU

      • Michelle

        Thank you for you’re advice!! Can you give details about the cleanse you did. What stuff did you eat? I’m happy things got better for you! (:

  • Lauren M

    Also. though I’ve cut out all fermented foods and had some success in doing so (sensitive to sulfites too), apple cider vinegar is just magical and I don’t react to it like I do with other vinegars. Helps the body cleanse, clear blockages, and maintain a healthy pH balance. It’s one of the main ingredients in some douche recipes I’ve found in the book Natural Healing Wisdom and Know-How that are aimed specifically for clearing up yeast/BV. Have yet to try those though.

  • Lauren M

    I’ve also dealt with recurring yeast and BV for some years now. Some things I learned to keep in mind- with any health issue, stress will make it much worse and prevents the body from taking care of itself. Self medicating without learning or researching beforehand can do more harm than good, then you’re being just as bad as those doctors that prescribe random medication before they know the cause (the stuff they gave me to treat yeast and BV actually made it worse in the long run!). Andrew Weil’s book Spontaneous Healing really helped to put me in the right mental place to approach my problems from, and I’m currently going through Letha Hadady’s book Asian Health Secrets. My previous ways of eating we’re certainly contributing to the problem and incorporating tastes like bitter, sour and pungent help me move away from my sweet and salty fix. I really like the 3 part cleanse which I’ll be doing again soon. It can easily be modified to incorporate the dietary advice mentioned here. Eating as much organic food as possible helps me overall too. I found I have a food sensitivity to sulfur dioxide, which they use to treat practically every dried fruit, nut and seed that doesn’t specifically state unsulphured somewhere on the label. Chanting Sanskrit mantra has been a wonderful way to keep my mind out of the stress and anxiety gutter (check out works by Thomas Ashley-Farrand). This doesn’t cover everything I’ve learned but by applying what I have so far has reduced this nightmare to a low-grade itching for me with the white discharge here and there but not like it was before. Learn about yourself, take some time to deal with any repressed emotional issues. Every difficult lifestyle change you make is so worth it! That voice that makes you want to give in to old/lazy/unhealthy habits can’t actually make you do something, it can only feed itself if you let it.

  • getting my life back

    Thank you so much anastasia I truly appreciate your reply I can’t wait to try them. I really is a struggle for me. Again thank you. If you have any other ideas for coping on this diet I am all ears. Thanks

  • getting my life back

    does anyone have any tips for this diet such as really easy breakfast and what you use to replace bread if you want a sandwich for a picnic or lunch for work I am really really sturggling here HELP.

    • Barb

      for replacing bread for sandwiches, I use big lettuce leaves and just fold around as best I can.

      • ted

        Great suggestion and provides way less calories as well.

    • vicki mcpherson

      I buy sprouted bread, it is sprouts instead of flour, It is called Ezekiel Bread, I get the one that has no sugar. It is good toasted. I make sandwiches and just put vinegar free mayo on it.

      • veganbychoice

        Where can I find sprouted bread? I know they carry them at TraderJoes by will they not have sprouted wheat in it too?

      • ted

        I think they also have some gluten free varieties.

    • momof2

      i let my daugher eat yeast free sugar free tortilla shells instead of bread. she has come to love home made pancakes, (recipes online for the candida diet) and also eggs.

    • anastasia

      hi! i have candida too and it is hard to give up all those foods, i know! here are some recipes which are really easy and delicious.
      1) egg and avocado omelette- just 2 eggs, half an avocado and salt and black pepper.
      2) lima or doves farm brand cornflakes with oat, skimmed, or cocnut milk, and stevia.
      2) pancakes made with ccocnut or chickpea flour. also try amaranth flour. bread, is also full of recipes. good luck!
      3) brown rice pudding- hot brown rice(cooked) with milk poured over and stevia. tastes like healthy rice pudding.

      to replace bread, experiment with flourless and crustless quiches. Also sample millet bread or glutenfree loaf

      • anastasia

        i used milk as i went to a naturopath who said that skimmed milk is ok for me, but to make the diet more effective you should use goat, sheep, coconut and oat milk!

  • Sany

    Thanks for great post.
    Can you please tell me more about latest researched about Candida Albicans?

  • Iris Lazz

    this diet is soooo good, changes your life for the better even though its the hardest thing..

  • joy

    Is milk really allowed on this diet,when i mean milk i mean cows milk and yoghurt?

  • getting my life back

    I have a quick question for anyone who knows the answer. Are turnip parsnips and cabbage ok to eat on the candida diet.
    Thanks in advance

    • Karen A.

      rutabaga is still fairly high in sugar and carbs and could feed Candida, so you may want to avoid it at first and reintroduce when symptoms are under control. Honestly, this is not an easy diet to follow, everyone reacts to foods differently, and there are so many different diet recommendations. I try to eat so as not to feed Candida, but every once in a while I’ll eat potatoes, yams or carrots. At least that’s better than eating cake or ice cream! I’ve been on the diet going on 4 years and it’s an ongoing battle.

    • Karen A.

      Turnip and cabbage are ok. Parsnips, like carrots and potatoes, are starchy, and high in sugar and carbs, and should be avoided. You can try reintroducing parsnips in small amounts when the Candida overgrowth is under control. Rutabaga is good, it’s a natural antifungal.
      There are varied opinions whether or not some vegetables should be avoided or not, but generally, if they are high in sugar and carbs, try to avoid them if you are trying to clear Candida overgrowth.

    • ted

      Yes they should be fine. Just make sure they are peeled and well washed.

  • Mario

    been taking garlic cloves ,coloidal silver, baking soda,ginseng,lemon,yeast fight capsule,gfs,doing the diet,

  • Mario

    wow thanks is so good to see other with info been suffer with it for o while now it go so bad i thought i would die doc could not find out what is was they thought it was strep and but me on antibiotics and striods which prob made it worse so. after taking some natrual stuff now feeling better still a bit tired at time after physical stuff but my throat is not swollen or have had white stuff building up.

  • Karen

    I was just told recently that I may have candida. I suffer from chronic migraines, minor depression, anxiety and a very low self esteem. I just started a gluten free diet and working on a candida diet. However I love my candy on a daily basis! Everything was done for my migraines, nerve blocks, burns, Botox inj., decompression surgery, infusion therapy, now they are running out of preventative Meds for me. My niece introduced me to the candida diet, she is into holistic medicine as well. She is helping me thru this, I will have my detox kit this week. However I am having a difficult time trying to give up my sweets! I will keep you posted on how make out… Any suggestions will help! Thank you!

    • Karen A.

      Also, have you tried stevia? There are recipes online for deserts, using alternatives to sugar and wheat. I have found some good recipes at

    • Karen A.

      Karen, I have had a long struggle with systemic Candida…the worst part was being told by my doctor that Candida wasn’t my problem because he thought only aids or cancer patients could have candidiasis. I thought he knew what he was talking about and this delayed my treatment for months. I finally decided to start treatment despite my doctor’s opinion, and within 2 weeks I was like a new person, and just kept getting better and better. I went from not being able to work to working 60 hours a week doing heavy physical work! The hardest part of the treatment was giving up sweets, but if you stick with it eventually your body stops wanting sugar. It takes a lot of willpower but whenever I craved sugar or carbs, I snacked on natural almonds and I ate a lot of sweet onions, either fresh in salads, or sauteed in olive oil which really brings out the sweet flavour. After a month or so I didn’t care about sugar anymore and now, after 3 years, if I try a sweet I find I don’t like the sweet taste at all, and I decided that feeling good far outweighed having sugar in my diet. Now I crave fresh vegetables. I love making salads everyday and it never gets boring because I change up the ingredients all the time, and I am always looking for different things to add to it. I shop in Asian and Indian grocery stores, and I cook Indian vegetarian dishes with healthy spices like turmeric, and fresh ginger, garlic and onions. It’s a matter of rewiring your taste buds, and it can be done!

      • Cayanne

        My name is Cayanne. I believe my candida problem is moderate but I’m not sure, it’s to the point where my tongue has recently became sore and raw feeling, with white film. Not extreme film though. A couple yeast infections and sinus problems for the past three years. I am very skeptical about doctors and candida remedies, so I’m trying the all natural way with strict diet, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic,vitamins, candidate, probiotics, and exercise. Do you feel candida is something I will deal with for years, or something I can tackle within a year? Am I approaching this the right way?

      • ted

        Most people feel much better after about 60 days on a Candida diet, but if you want the yeast to stay at bay you will have to continue to avoid foods high in refined sugars and refined carbs.

      • Kathleen

        Thank you Karen A. for your post, it is very informative. I am just starting with this diet and my biggest problem is chocolate. I have had a headache everyday from not eating sugar or sugar products. Can’t tolerate servia or other artificial sugars subtitutes. Do you have a special diet you use?

    • Aga

      Since Candida feeds on sugar, it’s the candida in your body that is responsible for your sweets cravings. I’m going through the same thing as you. It’s very important to overcome the cravings though as otherwise the detox will not work. Good luck!

  • Lauren

    Hi. I’m just staring out on a life style change like this. For the first month to detox I’m only aloud fruit, veg and salad thru the day till dinner. You are also aloud nuts however I’m highly allergic to them so can’t have them. Is there a replacement I can have instead thru the day cos I eat a apple or what ever and am starving 20 minutes later.

    • ted

      Whoever told you to detox with fruit is mistaken. Fruit is high in sugar and can feed candida. Are you allergic to all nuts?

      • kyle

        You can have fruit in the morning by itself as the fructose
        Will absorb in the blood before candida can feed. If you it fruit
        with something else then it will ferment in the intestines and then it
        Will feed candida.
        Stick with low glycemic fruit strawberries apples and other berries.

      • Lauren

        I’m doing cave man diet so similar to candida but still different not as strict. Yes all nuts but not peanuts cos their a legume but apparently I shouldn’t have them anyway. I’ve been snacking on dried broad beans and chickpeas thru the day to keep my energy consistent but everything else just seems to be full of carbs.

  • getting my life back

    sounds more like paracites to me if the itching is worse at might they go on the move when it is dark and you relax

  • Mac

    I was going crazy for last 4 years! I started sumtoms after an emotional shock – i believe that dis-ease in the body usu has a mental/emotional component – I thought it was
    just stress for so long. … Itchy bumps, no sleep, couldnt focus, confusion, … Finally I found a way to ‘control’ my particular issues – the itching after eating sugar or bread or processed foods….i finally could not deny a relationship. I tried many herbs an
    things. Never saw a doc, was told by medical intuitives to eat better and no sugar or processed stuff.
    To stop the insane itching and clawing at these wierd bumps …all over my legs mainly, I am able to take
    caprycilic acid or jasons probiotics. Stevia, not sugar in evedything & no wheat or processex foods. (& I will also now heed the diet recomendations listed here thk u vy much!) I really cant express how happy I was/AM to find relief via these solutions!!!! Well, temporary repreive anyway…still work to be done on diet, still sleeping bad,

    I have started focusing again on the
    energetic healing I was working with for so long…now using it on myself too! Perhaps I will focus on this issue for ppl and offer inexpensive group sessions (distance sessions) … Bec from all ive researched, this thing is so very troublesome to get rid of as the candida can mutate and hide and last long periods dormant in the body. The holiday season is kicking on, it will be difficult to hold ground diet wise. I am glad I found my temp solution if I slip up an cater to nostalgia for foods of the past…
    modern day foodstuffs and stress are causing this epidemic that is probably the inderlying cause of more dis-eases than we will kno.

    Wish u all well on your joirneys! ! (& sorry my cell phone has such small buttons the spelling has suffered too : )

  • Kashifa

    Honestly I don’t know what to do anymore. I have this terrible itch at the bottom and its driving me crazyyy. I gave out such alot of money already. I dont know what to use anymore or what to eat anymore. But this itchiness is driving me insane. I cant sleep some nights. I’m emotionally depressed about it. I just really really cant anymore. I’m thinking of going to a Homeopath. Help me please!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Karen A.

      Try the Yeast Buster Kit by Inno-Vite. Follow the instructions exactly, including the diet. It cleared Candida overgrowth for me, I felt amazing after only 2 weeks, but you have to stick with it even after you start feeling better.Everybody is different and it depends how long you have the problem, but in some cases once you have completed the entire treatment, you will probably have to maintain the diet restrictions,
      or the Candida will come back. And taking probiotics everyday as part of the maintenance will, help keep the Candida in check.

    • Karen A.

      I had the same problem and used a dewormer I bought at the pharmacy at Wal-Mart. It’s an over the counter medication for humans, no prescription needed, but you have to ask for it at the pharmacy. I don’t remember the name, but I think the medication is pyrantel pamoate. However, fungal infections, like candidiasis, can also cause itching down there. It could be worms, or a Candida overgrowth, or a combination of the two. My advice would be to deworm yourself with the pyrantel pamoate and follow a strict cleanse and diet to treat the Candida overgrowth. No need to see a homeopath or spend a lot of money. If you need any help let me know, I can help.

      • Karen A.

        This was in response to Kashifa.

    • pollywolly

      have you tried natural yoghurt? I had a similar issue I had a bad reaction to some antibiotics they made the throw up and I had bad diarrhea I had a really bad itchy bottom, I tried all the normal creams and things but it was still itchy even through the creams and it was worse at night when I was trying to go to sleep, then when I put natural yoghurt up my bum for about a week it stopped. It was the only thing that worked.

    • Linda

      Just try this.. Use a hand held shower head with a strong water flow. Turn water at hot as you can stand it (Not hurtful) and run it over and over your body… it is going to feel as good as someone is scratching your back… do this all over especially your bottom area. It will stop the itch.

      • ted

        Bad advice, this will only dry out the skin leading to further itching.

    • DivineSunshine

      You may need to read about a newly misunderstood condition. It is begin studied out west and they have documented it. Many doctor’s do not have training in it. Morgellons will cause you to itch and some doctor’s have gone as far as to tell patients that it is all in their head when it is actually in their flesh. Some people seem to be more susceptible to it than others. Perhaps someone with candida would be more susceptible. Do some research. You will have to become the expert on it. I would encourage you to do a candida cleanse either way. You should try baths in peppermint oil and to eat peppermint- without sugar. You can buy the oil and put it in water. You can find other things that others have tried for this as well. Well wishes.

    • Jaime

      I’ve been dealing wih Candida for about two years now and have been on the diet. (No fruit, gluten, yeast, beans, mushrooms, alcohol, vinegar, carrots, beets, etc.) It’s been very hard especially with all the side effects that happen and the emotional stress it puts on you, but I have seen improvements. Also, you should be taking a probiotic, fish oil, and a multi-vitamin. I am a firm believer in holistic medicine and have been consulting with a holistic practitioner about it. She provides me with different herbs and then tests my body each month to see if it’s working or what not. I suggest researching as much as possible. Obviously eating all raw foods is the best thing to do expecially when detoxing your body.

    • ted

      Perhaps you have pubic lice and not candida, this would explain why the itching is so bad at night.

      • Joan

        Not lice, but pinworms. Keep your hands washed and your nails clean and keep your hands away from your mouth. Pinworms live for only 2 months. Wash your sheets often! Now, to tell if this is the problem, take a mirror and take a look down there. They come out at night to lay eggs around your anal area. Or just go to a doctor and find out for sure (take a stool sample).

  • getting my life back

    I had been on the diet for 3 months and felt like a million bucks but I have now fallen off and can’t sseem to get back on track. I swear to god I don’t know why I am my own worst enemy but I am. I was wondering if anyone is able to follow such I strict diet for the rest of their lives. Also I was wondering if anyone else has the same symtom as me if I eat something bad I feel the affects within 20 min and sometimes my body feels like I am in super gravity like when I am walking like someone is pushing all their weight down on my shoulders does anyopne else have that symtom? Thanks

    • Jillian

      That sounds like insulin resistance. Do a google search for Insulin Resistance. it’s what i’m trying to get out of now myself. it’s your blood sugar going crazy after you eat.

    • Joan

      You might consider giving yourself a sort of vacation from your diet one day a week. Looking forward to going off the diet one day may give you courage to continue the diet. Don’t allow yourself to go hog-wild, just add in a dessert or something not on the diet. Think about what you are craving tho. Sometimes you crave what is really bad for you, such as for example something that causes allergies.

    • ted

      If you have symptoms 20 minutes after eating something, I would say Candida isn’t the issue. Sounds like a food allergy.

      • Jasmine L

        No, its not a food allergy at all. If you eat something that DOESN’T follow the favor of the Candida diet, your body will react! Instantly! The yeast is what’s causing pain and other things that we’ve just gotten so used to feeling over the years, that we think its normal. But when you pay attention to how you eat and the way you feel accordingly, you’ll notice a difference. Yeast is what is bringing on my fibromyalgia at the age of 18 (diagnosed at 18, symptoms since early childhood). If i don’t eat anything with yeast or yeast extract, i feel AMAZINGGG!! If i cheat a little and and have a cookie, i feel like i’ve just been beat up! And the ONLY food allergy i have is to milk. (I had the blood work done, i know this for fact). It’s amazing what yeast and sugar will do to a body!! o_O

  • Kerri

    This is my second time going on a yeast free diet. Last time I just went off sugar and sugar producers as well as yeast, breads, mushrooms, etc. I feel super sick right now and came to realize this might be yeast again. In the interim I also found out I am gluten intolerant so I often feel glutened but this feels different. So I decided to do a juice fast but because of the sugar in fruits, I can only do veggies. I know carrots are high in sugar is this off my list? I wonder if anyone has any info on gluten free, candia diets/juicing? help!

    • Kelly

      I read in the candida cure, that carrots have a different property of sugar, so the juice is fine to drink occasionally. After you do the 90 day cleanse and kill the toxic level of yeast, you can have a cheat day of sugar a few times a month. You will notice the difference of how your body reacts to the sugar. I have found that I like to cheat with cheese and bacon instead of a cookie!

    • Joan

      You need some sugar, so don’t cut fruit. Think of fresh fruit rather than fruit canned in sugar syrup, for example. Your body turns all food into sugar and fat. :) Rye meal may have a better effect on you–try whole rye crackers like rye krisp. Try rice, like cream of rice cereal. A juice fast should be undertaken only for a few days. You are surely near a dietician–pay one a visit. It will be very helpful for you. Otherwisw you are just self-medicating and you obviously are not a doctor,,, or dietician. They will try to work with you.

    • Jaime

      If you’re going all raw then you should wait at least 2 weeks to have your body rid of the “cooked” food within your body. The cooked food reacts with the natural sugars (ie carrots and fruit) but when you’re rid of this completely it is okay to eat/juice carrots. I’m actually on week 4 of my raw transition and I’ve been able to eat fruit and any vegetables I want without any reactions.

  • eileen

    the info here is great because people otherwise try different things and maybe make things worse instead of better so info on things to avoid is good. Luck everyone stay strong

  • Emi

    I found the trick. I tried every diet and drug with no luck. Until I found the something. I promised myself I would share it with people after I was healed. So here it is. Try applying and eating organic virgin cocanut oil. Last month it cleared my candida problem just in a few days with no reoccurence so far. It is also safely used as lubricator by many people for years with no side effects. Research about it, you will see.

    • Jan

      Emi, I’m surprised no one has mentioned it until now. I too, am using extra virgin coconut oil on my skin and a tablespoon or two a day. It works like magic!!

    • Jack

      i’m a 4yr (male) candida sufferer. Could you please elaborate? Like how much oil was applied or ingested and how often, Thanks!

    • ted

      Thanks, but that’s not a secret. Coconut oil is mentioned in the diet above and on every Candida Diet website I know of.

  • Lisa Quinn

    Hi everyone,

    I have been on and off for a year with thrush and I’m fed up and I’ve been to the doctors and treated it so many times and still suffering;( and I feel like I’ve hit a wall and don’t know what else to do the Doctors are just no Good not very Helpful ;( has any one got any advice ? Or a diet for me to follow

    Thank you

    Lisa from the UK

    • Kay

      Hi LIsa, have you considered alternative approaches? If you are having somethig for a long period of time andthat is recuring it could be because you are not getting to the root of the problem. You may be focusing too much on the symptoms and not the cause. The cause however may not be what you expect.

      There is always an underlying emotional aspect to all of our problems. We create everything in our lives and our energies attract everything too. By using alternative medicine such as NLP or Energy medicine or tapping you can get to the root cause of why you still need to have this problem. for example…

      My body is currently eliminating a severe candida overgrowth.(notice I do not say “I have” because that would make the diease abpart of my identity which it is not. and I say currently because that leaves room for the possibility that I can get rid of it)

      I have used a method called NLP to heal and resolve my candida problem. Mine was caused because my parents constantly fed me sugar and starch as a child. there were always cookies after school and pudding for dinner and icecream after dinner and corn and potatos with meals. I was terribly addicited to sugar. I had to work on my painful issues surrouning my parents abuse and sugar overload before I could realize I didnt need Candida anymore. Once I did that I started detoxing the candida like crazy with horribe die-off symptoms.

      The candida or thrush, is just a symptom it is not the cause. It is only a metaphor for the true underlying cause. fix the cause and fix the thrush or candida.

      Also I highly reccommend to everyone reading this to check out “energy medicine” a bok by Donna Eden. its self techniques that you can use to help the condtion and realign your bodies energy sistems which are way out of balance. Or you could find a local EM practicioner. I dont trust doctors, they cause more problems than they fix. Try oriental medicine, or energy meicine. You’ll learn a lot and it will help. Also of course you will need to go sugar free :) which I did years ago before I even knew I had candida.

      i hope this helps someone!

      • dave

        Hi Kay,
        Interesting point of view regarding candida. I’ve been struggling for many years without knowing what am I facing. Do you think we can get in touch somehow? I also have many emotional issues and wondering how to get over them. I’m eastern Europe based and have also many other issues but here its kind of hard to find a good practitioner. I’ll try to start some taichi lesson and to find a acupuncturist.
        Also have adrenal fatigue and several other infections which were undiscovered for many years: parasites, candida, bacterial and EBV/CMV (viruses). possibly the ilness appeared after a long term stressfull period on the jos and home with a lot of anger and dispear.
        Many thanks,

    • ted

      I have reviewed a few really effective candida diets here. :-)

  • ali

    I’m confused on this diet. How long do you do the fasting for? Iv read up nd I’m sure this is what I have I just don’t know how to go about getting rid of it:(

    • ted

      Fasting? I’m not sure what plan you’re following but a good candida diet doesn’t require fasting. I recommend trying some of the good plans reviewed on

  • Terri

    Has anyone tried Candisol for getting rid of Candida

    • ted

      I think those products are a waste of money unless you also follow dietary recommendations.

  • liz

    can someone post the diet!?i av bn battling wt candida for sooo long

    • ted

      The candida diet is too much to post in a comment.. has over 100 pages of info about the various aspects of the diet.

  • liz

    am feeling encouraged after reaDing all this posts i have been having candida for 4 years now. and it goes for a while n kMs back after stop medicTion.can someon post the diet i try it out bcoz i want to get *intimate soon

  • Roz Bailey

    Can anyone tell me whether a single steroid injection into my spine could be reponsible for the intestinal candida problem I have? The infection started about 2 -3 weeks after the epidural.

    • ted

      Yes, steroids surpress the immune system which would help candida to get established.

  • Mona Lubik

    This is rather useful piece of information, however I have been fighting candida for ages. 8 years ago I found out I have candida and since then it has ruined my life, I didnt do great at school or college or in social life. Fast forward after my 1st semester at college I went to Australia and there I heard from a naturopath that I should check some of the research work of Dr. Eric Bakker ND on the topic of candida. I tried his candida diet religiously until i got rid of my candida. However I think the real challenge is not starting back to same old diet once you get back to normal.

  • Ann

    I don’t have systematic yet but close…doc put me on diflucan for week off 3 and again and again…….guess I should do diet meanwhile?

    • ted

      Yes, If you do the diet, you won’t need diflucan.

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