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Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Candida Diet

Every doctor has a diet and supplements they prefer, but they all have the same core: cut out yeast, sugar, and vinegar, and fruits (at least for the first three weeks); and add garlic, Pau D'Arco, and Caprylic acid. Nystatin is a medication that is often prescribed but it is not without side effects. I took it years ago, but since then have just been following a diet and using these and other herbal supplements.

The last book I read had some interesting points, though it leaned toward Eastern medicine. One thought was drink liquids between meals but not with meals because the liquid dilutes the digestive juices. Also, the author recommended to chew food 20 times each mouthful to make the most of the enzymes in saliva.

Another recommendation is to add lemon juice to plain water, five drops to a glass, to release the dead toxins. Also, it has to be juice from an organic lemon, not bottled lemon juice. A frugal way to do this is to poke a hole in the lemon with a toothpick, squeeze out some juice, and then plug the hole with the toothpick.

There is another long list of forbidden foods and drinks, and one of the hardest for me is tea because anything dried, aged, or fermented encourages the growth of yeast. The only exceptions to teas are Pau D'Arco which has anti-fungal properties, and black walnut tea which is known to eliminate parasites.

I've been doing the core diet since Monday and can't tell any difference yet. I'm still taking the digestive enzyme too. Without it, the pain in my throat comes back, though the pain in my stomach seems to be gone. So maybe I am making progress.

Until next time, may you have blessings and health,


  1. I hope you find the answer! Cutting out those foods must be terribly hard.

  2. It is hard, which is why I keep sliding back into the old habit. I get really cranky when everyone else is eating stuff I can't have - especially at restaurants where I just get to drink water.

  3. Hi Marty,
    You are right it is hard. I want chocolate so bad that I can almost taste it, so far, I have not least knowingly (is that a word?)

    I am in my fourth week ( no fruit) and have not introduced fruit back into my diet. Pretty soon....maybe. I just don't think I am ready for that yet.

    I am still getting some pretty funky die off. I started the caprylic acid yesterday along with the pau d' arco so maybe it will give this candida a kick in the rear.

    Good luck to you....I hope you heal fast. The herbalist said you heal faster than you did the first time so that is is good news for you. Me....I might have 8 or 9 months ahead of me, possibly more.


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