The Candida diet has been a complete failure. I have been taking ridiculous amounts of raw garlic and Dida tablets religiously whilst fasting on little but I didn’t find a change in my symptoms whatsoever… so I did a little more research, bought some supplements to support the immune system such as grapefruit seed extract, folic acid, molybdenum etc. and pure protein powders to heal the gut. I also discovered the SCD diet which I just love because it works well against SIBO and allows the gut to heal. It allows enough things that I don’t feel too restricted but eliminates problem foods that I wasn’t aware of. It’s made me re-think so much of what I’ve been doing so far… things like commercial yoghurt (even pure unsugared yoghurt) can be full of lactose because of the very little time it has to ferment… anyway with a little bit more education and adaption I hope I’ll be feeling better soon. I should be getting a SIBO (Small intestinal bacteria overgrowth) within the next week or so and I’ll know once and for all whether SIBO is my problem. Even if SIBO isn’t the answer I think this diet is a great way to avoid foods that cause irritation in the gut and allow it to heal. Many people suffering from Crohn’s Disease and Leaky Gut also follow this diet for better health and wellbeing. Carbohydrates and starches seem to cause me such severe digestive problems which are foods eliminated in this diet but it also eliminates yeast and most sugars excluding honey and saccharine so I’d hope this helps me with any candida issue if present too.
I found this amazing website – Breaking the Vicious Cycle – It has a very thorough list of legal and illegal foods!! Please check it out.