Candida Diet
Without strict adherence to the following diet, no anti-candida drug or treatment will succeed.

(1) Avoid added sugars (including fructose, honey, molasses, fruit-juice sweeteners, etc.) and all sugar-sweet foods and snacks, including cakes, cookies, candies, desserts, sodas, fruit-juice and ice-cream, unless they are made with sugar-substitutes like saccharine or aspartame (these substances may cause problems for some people who are allergic or sensitive to them but, by and large, they are not as harmful as sugars); or stevia extract, which is a natural sweetener, available at health food stores. If you can cut out sugars for 3 days, their 'spell' will be broken and you will be able to resist them quite easily, especially once any thyroid, chromium and/ or manganese deficiencies are corrected. 1-2 servings of whole-fruits per day (except the very sweetest kinds, like grapes, watermelon and mango) are OK.

(2) Avoid white-starch foods, like white bread, cakes, cookies, white pasta, white rice, potatoes w/o their skins, and all refined flours, etc.. Whole-grain flour, in moderation, is acceptable to me, unless you are a 'carbohydrate addict'; also potatoes with their peels, whole-grain brown or wild rice, whole-grain pasta (usually available in the deli section of supermarkets), etc. I see no reason to avoid other yeasts - they could help to contain candida yeast. Nor to avoid dairy products, unless you are allergic to them. I believe some of the prohibitions bandied around are "old wives' tales" with no scientific evidence to support them. Avoiding them puts an unnecessary burden on the patient, discouraging adherence to any form of anti-candida diet and derailing the whole treatment-effort.

(3) Increase your intake of essential oils, esp. omega-3 oils, which are very lacking in the Western World's diet. These include: Fish oils, and oily fish, like salmon, mackerel, tuna-in-oil, sardines-in-oil, etc.; Flax-seed, borage and evening primrose oils. One tablespoon or three capsules of any of these, twice daily, should do the trick. Some of these oils can be used as salad-dressing, instead of olive or canola oil, or on whole-grain breads or baked potato, instead of butter. Avocadoes, nuts, olives and olive-oil, canola and other vegetable oils are mostly omega-6, which are also good but not as lacking in our diets.

(4) Avoid antibiotics and cortisone-type prescriptions if at all possible.


Yeast Elimination Diet: Adapted from Trowbridge, John Parks, MD: The Yeast Syndrome, Bantam Books, 1986 by Miryam Williamson


Note: The first phase of this diet is designed to starve the yeast in your body. You may need to stay on it for two months or more. You can eat as much as you wish as long as you choose from the Phase 1 list.


When you are satisfied that you have eliminated yeast overgrowth -- that is, when you have had no symptoms for at least a week or 10 days -- add foods in the second phase. Wait a week or two. If no symptoms reappear, move on to the third phase, and then to the fourth. If symptoms appear at any point, go back to Phase One and start over.



Phase 1 Vegetables

Alfalfa sprouts                                                     Artichoke, Chinese
Asparagus                                                             Bamboo sprouts
Banana pepper                                                    Bavarian endive (escarole, chicory escarole)
Bean sprouts                                                        Beet greens
Bell pepper (sweet green)                                   Cabbages
Bok choy                                                              Broccoli
Cabbage kraut                                                     Cauliflower
Celery cabbage                                                    Chinese cabbage (PeTsai)
Collard greens                                                      Head (green, red)
Kale                                                                       Kohlrabi
Savoy                                                                    Cardoon
Carrot                                                                    Chayote
Celeriac (celery root, knob celery)                    Cucurnber
Curly cress                                                            Curly endive (chicory)
Dandelion greens                                                 Dulse
Eggplant                                                                Garden cress
Garlic                                                                     Gherkin
Jalapeno pepper                                                  Jicama
Kelp (seaweed)                                                    Lamb's quarters
Leek                                                                       Lettuces
Butterhead                                                            Bibb
Boston                                                                   Butterscotch
Celtuce (stem)                                                      Iceberg (crisphead)
Loose-Leaf                                                           Lamb's
Matchless                                                              Oakleaf (green, bronze)
Prizehead                                                              Salad bowl
Red-leaf chicory (Arugula)                                Romaine (cos)
Roguette                                                                Mung bean sprouts
Onion                                                                     Okra
Parsnip                                                                   Pumpkin
Radish                                                                   Red sweet pepper
Sea kale                                                                 Shallot
Spinach                                                                                 Squashes
Acorn                                                                     Alligator
Banana                                                                                 Boston marrow
Bush                                                                       Buttercup
Butternut                                                               Caserta
Cheese                                                                   Cocozelle
Connecticut field                                                                 Crookneck
Cushaw                                                                                 Delicious
Golden nugget                                                      Hubbard varieties
Mammoth                                                            Melopepo
Mirliton                                                                  Pattypam
Pumpkin                                                                Quaker pie
Queensland blue                                                  Small sugar
Spaghetti                                                               Straightneck
Table queen                                                          Turban
Vegetable spaghetti                                             Virginia mammoth
Whitebush scallop                                               Zucchini
String bean                                                            Swiss chard
Tomatillo                                                              Tomato
Turnip greens                                                        Upland cress
Water celery                                                         Watercress
Whitloof chicory (Belgian or French endive)  Yucca
Phase 1 Herbs and Spices                                  Allspice
Althea root (tea)                                                  Angelica
Anise                                                                      Apple mint
Balm                                                                      Basil
Bergamot                                                              Boneset (tea)
Borage                                                                   Burdock root (tea)
Burnet (cucumber flavor)                                  Caraway
Cardamom                                                           Cassia
Celery seed                                                           Chamomile (tea)
Chervil                                                                   Chicory (in coffee, tea)
Chive                                                                     Clove
Comfrey (tea)                                                      Coriander
Cumin                                                                    Dill
Dittany                                                                  East Indian arrowroot
Fenugreek                                                             Ginger
Ginseng (tea)                                                        Goldenrod (tea)
Hibiscus (roselle) (tea)                                        Horehound
Horseradish                                                          Lavender
Lemon balm (melissa)                                        Licorice
Lovage                                                                  Mace
Marjoram                                                             Menthol
Mint                                                                       Nutmeg
Oregano                                                                 Paprika
Parsley                                                                   Peppercorns (black, white)
Peppermint                                                           Pimiento
Rosemary                                                             Saffron
Sage                                                                       Savory
Sorrel (dock)                                                         Spearmint
Tarragon                                                               Thyme
Tumeric                                                                 Vanilla (bean, extract)


Phase 1 Miscellaneous

Agar-agar                                                              Aloe Vera
Carrageen (Irish moss)                                       Green tea
Ground cherry                                                      Guava
Herbal teas                                                           Pepino (melon pear)
Rhubarb                                                                Safflower oil
Salt (table salt, sea salt)                                      Sunflower (seed, oil, meal)


Phase 1 Animal Products

Any variety of :

Fish                                                                         Shellfish
Amphibian                                                            Beef
Pork                                                                        Lamb
Mutton                                                                  Game
Poultry                                                                   Eggs
Milk products                                                       Butter
Casein (protein)                                                   Yogurt (live culture, no fruit)



Phase 2 Vegetables

Artichoke, globe                                                   Artichoke, Jerusalem (sunchoke)
Artichoke flour                                                     Avocado
Brussel sprouts                                                     Chinese water chestnuts
Chufa (groundnut)                                              Mustard greens
Peas                                                                        Black-eyed (cowpea)
Chickpea (garbanzo)                                          Cream
Field                                                                       Green
Purple-hull                                                             Split peas
Potato (waxy white, waxy, red, mealy)           Rutabaga
Satisfy (oyster plane)                                          Soy products
Soybean                                                                Soy Flour
Soy mink                                                               Soy oil
Tofu                                                                       Turnip

Phase 2 Fruits

Melons                                                                   Canang
Casaba                                                                  Cassabanana
Christmas                                                              Crenshaw
Honeydew                                                            Muskmelon
Persian                                                                   Santa Claus
Spanish                                                                  Watermelon


Phase 2 Grains

Cornmeal                                                              Corn oil
Corn starch                                                           Popped corn
Rice                                                                        Triticale
Wheat germ                                                          Wild rice


Phase 2 Animal Products

Cheese                                                                   Soft
American (white, yellow)                                   Cream cheese
Neufchatel                                                            Hard
Colby                                                                     Edam

Gouda                                                                    Monterey Jack
Whey Cheese                                                       Gyelost
Mysost                                                                   Primost
Ricotta                                                                   Sapsago

Honey bee pollen               


Phase 2 Miscellaneous

Bay leaf                                                                Capers
Cayenne pepper                                                  Cinnamon
Mustard seed                                                        Nasturtium (leaves, flowers, seeds)
Olives (black, green, ripe)                                   Olive oil
Red pepper                                                           Sassafras
Sesame (seed, oil)                                                Tabasco sauce



Phase 3 Vegetables

Beans                                                                     Aduki
Black Turtle                                                          Fava
Great Northern                                                     Green
Jack                                                                        Kidney
Lima                                                                      Mung
Navy                                                                      Pinto
Beet Snap                                                             Carob
Hearts of palm                                                     Lentil (plain, pink)
Masur bean                                                          Palm cabbage
Sago palm (starch)                                              Sugar beet
Swamp cabbage                                                  Sweet corn (immature)

Phase 3 Grains                                                     Barley
Barley malt                                                           Buckwheat
Grits (hominy)                                                      Kafir
Maltose                                                                                 Millet
Oats                                                                        Rye
Sorghum syrup                                                     Wheat
Bran (fanna)                                                        Bulgur
Flour                                                                       Gluten
Graham                                                                                 Patent
Whole wheat                       


Phase 3 Nuts

Almond                                                                                 Beechnut
Chestnut                                                                Chinquapin
Filbert                                                                     Hazelnut
Peanut                                                                   Peanut oil
Pine nut                                                                                 Pinyon (pinon)


Phase 3 Fruits

Apple                                                                     Bearberry
Blackberry                                                            Blueberry
Boysenberry                                                         Cherry, West Indian (Barbados, acerola)
Citron                                                                     Crabapple
Cranberry                                                              Dewberry
Elderberry                                                             Gooseberry
Huckleberry                                                          Kumquat
Lemon                                                                   Lime
Longberry Loquat                                               May apple
Murcot                                                                   Papaya
Pawpaw (custard apple)                                     Peach
Pineapple                                                              Pomegranate
Rosehips                                                                Sapota
Saskatoon                                                             Sloe plum
Strawberry                                                            Tangelo
Ugli fruit                                                                Wineberry


Phase 3 Miscellaneous

Angostura (bitters)                                               Apple pectin
Arrowroot                                                              Coffee
Juniper berry                                                         Mate


Phase 3 Animal Products

Cheese                                                                   Soft
Cottage Cheese                                                    Cheddar
Cheddars                                                               Cheshire
Granular                                                                Grana
Parmesan                                                              Reggiana
Romano                                                                Sardo
Stretched curd                                                      Caciocavallo
Mozzarella                                                            Provolone
String Cheese



Phase 4 Fruits

Apricot                                                                   Banana
Breadfruit                                                             Cantaloupe
Cherry (sour, sweet)                                            Coconut (oil, meal, milk, meat)
Currant (red, black, white)                                 Date
Date plum                                                             Fig (all varieties)
Grape (all varieties)                                             Grapefruit (all varieties)
Kiwi fruit                                                               Loganberry
Mango                                                                   Mulberry
Muscadine                                                            Nectarine
Orange (all varieties)                                           Pear
Persimmon (American, Japanese)                    Plum
Pomelo                                                                  Prune
Quince                                                                   Raisin (all varieties)
Raspberry (black, purple, red)


Phase 4 Vegetables

Agave                                                                    Castor bean and oil
Chinese yam (potato)                                         Dasheen
Malanga                                                                Manioc
Morel                                                                     Mushroom
Name (yampi)                                                      Plantain
Poi                                                                          Prickly pear
Tapioca                                                                                 Taro (root)
Truffle                                                                   Yam (sweet potato)


Phase 4 Nuts

Brazil nut                                                              Butternut
Cashew                                                                  Cola nut (cola, kola)
Heartnut                                                                Hickory nut
Litchi nut                                                               Macadamia nut
Pecan                                                                     Pistachio
Walnut (black, Engish)


Phase 4 Sugars

Beet sugar                                                             Cane sugar (turbinado)
Corn sugar ("Cerelose," dextrose, "Dyno")     Corn syrup ("Cartose," glucose, "Sweetose")
Honey and related products                              Honey (commercial blended, raw, Tupelo)
Honeycomb                                                         Beeswax
Maple Syrup, sugar                                             Molasses


Phase 4 Miscellaneous

Apple cider                                                            Black tea                                              

Brewer's yeast (nutritional yeast)                     Blackthorn (tea)                                 

Cocoa                                                                    Cocoa butter

Cream of tartar                                                    Hops (alcohol)

Pickles (cucumber, gherkin)                               Vinegar (cider, wine)


Phase 4 Animal Products

Cheese (bacteria-, mold-, or yeast ripened)    Asiago
Bel Passe                                                               Bleu/blue
Brick Brie                                                              Camembert
Emmental                                                             Gorgonzola
Gruyere                                                                  Limburger
Muenster                                                               Port de salut
Roquefort                                                             Stilton