Candida Diet

YEAST FREE DIET RECOMMENDATIONS

Yeast (Candida) overgrowths are common in our society, related to overuse of processed, glutinous, sugary foods, as well as the use of antibiotics in both people and stock animals. Symptoms can be rashes, infections, allergies and other indications of immune system malfunction. Yeast thrives off sugars and glutens. To suppress yeast overgrowth and reduce symptoms, you must rearrange diet content. You may also need to take supplements and/or medications to assist in the process.

HELPFUL HINTS

Try to focus on the foods you can have. Eat three to five meals or snacks per day.  If allergies are a problem it will help to rotate foods.  This means to eat a given food every four days.  When eating at restaurants choose simple foods.  Avoid sauces and ask for lemon wedges to perk up plain foods.  Try Mexican foods without the dairy or Chinese food without soy or sweet and sour sauce.

Unbreaded fish dishes are good.

FOODS THAT ARE “ALLOWED”


COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES

Buckwheat, corn, quinoa, long grain rice, millet, teff, amaranth

Potatos o.k. in moderation, brown rice is o.k, white rice is o.k. but not preferred

 All vegetables are fine to use, unless you know you have an allergy to a particular food. 

The only mushrooms allowed are shitake, enoki, and maitake.  All other mushrooms are not allowed.

 

PROTEINS

You may use all meats, poultry, fish, eggs, beans and lentils.  All organic, fresh seeds and nuts from hard shells are fine with the exception of peanuts** and cashews.

(** organic valencia peanuts or organic valencia peanut butter is o.k.)

 

FATS AND OILS

It is fine to cook with butter, olive oil and coconut oil.

Sunflower, sesame and flax oils are best added to foods after they have been cooked.

 

CONDIMENTS AND DRESSINGS Use fresh herbs, salt, lemon juice, fresh homemade salsa. These are all good

 

BEVERAGES Water, fresh herb tea and vegetable juices* are permitted.

* Avoid carrot juice. If drinking other vegetable juice, always drink fresh, not canned, limit yourself to 4 oz/day and always combine with protein


FOODS TO AVOID

ALL SUGAR & ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

This includes honey, molasses, syrup, fructose, glucose, maltose, dextrose rice syrup, brown rice syrup, etc.

 

FRUIT AND FRUIT JUICE

After six weeks on the protocol you will be reevaluated to see if some fruit can be added to the diet.  You can obtain vitamins and bulk in the diet from vegetables.  Some people are allowed 1 fresh fruit per day.

 

MUSHROOMS - Button mushrooms and portabella mushrooms are not allowed

 

ALL DAIRY- Butter is o.k. in moderation. Some people are allowed plain whole milk yogurt or goat milk          yogurt.

 

GLUTEN GRAINS -These include wheat, oats, rye, barley, spelt and kamut

 

CONDIMENTS AND SNACK FOODS       Please avoid any pickled, smoked, dried, fermented or cured foods. However raw sauerkraut, wheat free tamari (in moderation) and naturally fermented miso are o.k.

 

CARBONATED, ALCOHOLIC OR CAFFEINATED BEVERAGES       Please consider good water

 
HELPFUL HINTS

Try to focus on the foods you can have. Eat three to five meals or snacks per day.  If allergies are a problem it will help to rotate foods.  This means to eat a given food every four days.  When eating at restaurants choose simple foods.  Avoid sauces and ask for lemon wedges to perk up plain foods.  Try Mexican foods without the dairy or Chinese food without soy or sweet and sour sauce.

Unbreaded fish dishes are good.


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