Candida Diet

candida-dietThe Candida Diet is designed to eliminate Candida albicans,Ā  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 Infections Diaper Rash Muscle & Joint Pain Canker Sores
Oral Thrush Sore Throat Sugar Cravings Brain Fog
Fatigue IBS Depression Constipation
Itchy Skin Forgetfulness Gas Abdominal pain
Obesity Headache Bloating Painful 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 isĀ 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 defense 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:

  • Acidophilus
  • Arm mesia
  • Bentonite
  • Black walnut herb
  • Bifidobacterium
  • Caprylic acid
  • Cloves capsules
  • Garlic
  • Goldenseal
  • Grapefruit seed extract
  • Oregano oil
  • Oregon grape
  • Pantethine
  • Pau d Arco
 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
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  • Middleton, S. J., Coley, A., & Hunter, J. O. (1992). The role of faecal Candida albicans in the pathogenesis of food-intolerant irritable bowel syndrome. Postgraduate medical journal, 68(800), 453-454. link
  • Sobel, J. D., Faro, S., Force, R. W., Foxman, B., Ledger, W. J., Nyirjesy, P. R., … & Summers, P. R. (1998). Vulvovaginal candidiasis: epidemiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 178(2), 203-211. link
  • Pfaller, M. A., & Diekema, D. J. (2007). Epidemiology of invasive candidiasis: a persistent public health problem. Clinical microbiology reviews, 20(1), 133-163. link

190 Comments or Reviews

  1. cheekasaur

    The Karen Tripp diet is alot easier than most and shorter in length. I’m trying that now after suffering for 15yrs. Will keep you posted.

  2. tawnny

    I have candida and have for a long time i think. I just started using Flora Balance. Has anyone ever used this and did it help them. I had cortizone shots for years and got thrush everytime they gave me one. I have had all the symptoms but didn’t know it. I crave sugar and bread. I never ate sugar before. I hope I can get this under control. Good Luck To Everyone!!!!!!!

  3. mathew

    hi my name is matthew i suffer from ulcerative colitis, and have been going through these sickening symptoms for 2 years iv seen so many specialists doctors and so and finally sort advice from a dietician he sid id developed a sort of allerging to many foods from chocolate, sugers , citris, wheat and even tap water , he put me on this strict diet this type of diet no wheat, yeast ,suger, no dairy, and ive been able to get of all medications i once took to ease symptoms,my bowel movements are decreasing but i feel increadabley tired fatigued and i lost 12 kilos in 2 months,when i pass a bowel movement i occassionally feel pain cramps in the rectum but also a bit sick when about to pass a bowel movement- would you say that colitis is based on an overgrowth of yeast am i doing the right thing?

  4. Stacy Unruh

    I also have candida and so does my 8 year old daughter. I just bought a very informative book called Allergy and Candida Cooking Rotational Style by Sondra K Lewis. It gives you everything you need to know about what to eat what days to eat it and many, many recipes to add to that day of foods your allowed. I have tried this diet before with no luck before I had this book,and didn’t rotate my food now I’m allergic to brown rice because that was pretty much all I ate before. They say when you have candida and eat the same things everyday you can develop an allergy to that food and in my case that turned out true. I’m confident this book will help me and my daughter improve. The only question I have is after doing this diet for 6 weeks(when the candida is weakened) I have SF-722 pills to take to kill it off but my daughter is to young for them, what is safe for her to take to kill off her candida? Hope all goes well for you all!! Stacy Unruh

  5. Cassi

    I first went on the candida diet 4 years ago after feeling so sick and lacking in energy I went to a biochemist who put me on a diet for a month. Being a full on sugar addict the first 2 days sugar free were very hard I had the shakes and withdrawels really bad! I took chromium piccolinate supplements for the sugar imbalance to help, but since I came back on a normal diet its back worse than before and I have “reactions to sugar” my head gets dizzy or fuzzy and I feel tired and also now I get hives ultercaria I get 2 sorts the instant everytime I have something my body doesnt like now huge welts and then a constant rash on my lower stomach and sometimes under my arm so I constantly take antihistamine for weeks on end til it goes and so on around again. Tomorrow is Chinese New Year and Australia day so Im going back on sugar free I did it for 1 week near New Years day but slid back to sugar again I had bad headaches as I was taking some good herbs for parasites to clean out the body, I guess I didnt have enough water. I had a huge meltdown at the end of that week as I guess I was thoroughly being cleaned out so shit comes up. I just cannot live with myself like this any longer my stomach is contantly bloating on top like Im pregnant and its embarrassing as well as fluid build up which when I was zapping with the parasite destroyer and taking a special worming herbal mixture left me quickly within 1 week. Pine bark is also supposed to be great for antioxidant but I guess the diet is the biggest thing like someone else said you cannot “cheat”, the body KNOWS! What kind of life exists like this anyhow not being able to think properly or feeling tired or depressed a lot well mostly all and making excuses is not helping! I am lactose intolerant anyway so the yoghurt is out what do you guys have for breakfast then if you dont have cooked porridge? I read if you are lactose intolerant and you ingest it that causes candida also, ie the pill and so on. I am going to hit this with all I have this time I have learnt a lot about parasites and candida so I am going to treat both a killing spree! Blessings to all Love and Light Cass

  6. brandy

    my family has been battling candida for a while. the best website on the subject i have found is The most important thing I have learned is that everyone that does the candida diet has their own carb tolerance. If you feel really sick an hour or two after you’ve eaten something, it didn’t work for you. Mix 1/2 tsp. of baking soda in an 8 oz. glass of water, drink it slowly and it will make you feel better and then make adjustments. There are a lot of recipes on the website I mentioned above. It takes quite a while to get well again, but it is worth is to feel healthy again!

  7. curtis

    Dysbiosis, Leaky Gut is the context,Candida overgrowth.Every “Candida Diet” ive read about, says no caffeine, starches, gluten etc…..

    How does caffeine affect yeast overgrowth adversely ? Even caffeine pills?. Any info or links appreciated.

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  9. Loreili

    wow! i forgot how helpful the internet was!so THANK YOU ALL!!! YOU HAVE ALL BEEN SO HELPFUL TO ME ALREADY! i wish it haddent taken me so long to get on here~ see… i am 22 well will be 23 next month… I HAVE CANDIDA i know that. i have known that. i have done nothing… will power…self motivation…things i lack now adays. 4 yrs ago i went to a “natural options store one day to ask a few questions and i ended up getting a “live blood call analysis” which is how i knew then that i have this terrible candida thing… i am a cook at a hospital…..(and been working in dietary 5 years) i am always around food of all kinds which is why doing this diet has been so hard for me! i did it for few weeks then slowly got away, for a few months then … would do for a few days then stop for long time now… i hope i can say those were my trial runs and that now i am going at this full tilt and can actually stick to it! am today…is my day #1 and i hope i can do this! i have had a not so great medical history and currently.. i have psoriasis/excezma terrible!(in and behind and on my ears, on both elbows, knees, shins,neck and my entire scalp is plastered! i have started to get small patches on my face and thats scares me!!! my face is the only part of my body i like!!! i have pitting adema in both my legs (legs of 80 yr old woman dr says) and im 65 lbs over weight.i have constant brain fog,irritability,depression to name a few. i just want to get better! i need a little guidence…… how do i know what supplaments i need… before i was doin ground flax seed in oatmeal..(is that ok) flax oil on salads with lemon juice…(i hate lettuce!) umm…applecidar vinegar with mother 2 tbs in water 3 times daily till ppl at work picked at me lol it was gross… (i found applecidar vinegar capsules!!!!!!)i have taken probiotics they are good too!
    i know i need vitamins…. i know too much can be bad… omega 3 ,b-complex, fish oil…. what should i do…. i know all this stuff but i have troubles applying it to myself~ i also tried the fat flush diet has anyone tried that?? it kinda works along the same lines as the candida its all organic and even mentions candida in the book. like all this diet stuff…. its so expencive to live healthy if only there was a diet to make more money…-lost and looking for hope…

  10. Jackie Klear

    I have an 18 year old who was diagnosed with candida.The doctor gave her some pills and said she was cured. He won’t treat her anymore. So we are on our own. Her candida has spread throughout her body, all the way to her feet.(athletes foot). We are just starting the diet on her and hoping she doesn’t lose too much weight.

    If this works, I also have a son 14 years old who has a milder case. He’s going to be alot harder to watch to make sure he’s not eating the wrong foods behind my back.

    And now my 5 year old started complaining of stomach problems. This is what started the whole deal with the older kids.

    This is very frustrating and I wish I knew why my children are getting this. We eat fairly healthy, with an occassional prepared meal.

    If anyone has recipes, I would sure appreciate the help.
    Any additional tips, wacky food ideas etc.

    I will keep you posted on what is happening and what works.

    Sandy, I wish you and the 9 year old luck. It will be worth it in the long run.

  11. Claudine

    I tried NAET while I was doing the candida diet about 12 years ago and I did find it helpful.

  12. Sandy

    Has anyone ever tried NAET to help clear Candida and allergies? Also, does anyone have children on the candida diet? I’ve just been told my 9 year old and I both have candida overgrowth. Thanks.

  13. Rose

    I had a yeast infection show up under my arms in Jume and that was when I discovered I had systemic yeast. I have been on a candida diet for 5 1/2 months now. The yeast under my arms is about gone and I have lost 52 lbs, I feel great, better than I have in years and for the first time in a long time I am off my prilosec. I don’t have the bloating and the brain fog that I have struggled with for so long and I have more energy than I have had for 20 years. I am on a very strict diet but I feel so good, it makes it worth it. And I don’t crave sugar like I used to. Here is what I eat, it may not be exactly right for you but it sure has worked for me. So here it is:

    I eat brown rice, wild rice, buckwheat and millet for my grains, you can also have amaranth, teff or quinoa.

    lean, natural (hormone and anti-biotic free) meats and eggs, fish, legumes, raw nuts and seeds, (no peanuts)

    1 cup of low sugar fruits per day (no watermelon, grapes or bananas)

    all the green vegetables I want. (Stay away from potatoes, mushrooms and corn)limited amounts of beets, sweet potatoes, yams, winter squash and carrots.

    I use soy milk, soy cream cheese and snack on soy nuts(which are not recommended for men, pregnant women or women who have had estrogen sensitive cancer, because of the phyto-estrogen content in soy)

    cold pressed grapeseed, walnut, E.V. olive oil, and canola for cooking, Mayo (from canola or grapeseed oil) 10 medium olives, and 1/8 avacado.

    Water is really the best thing!
    tea or coffee should be decaffeinated

    stevia to sweeten other flavored extracts, herbs and spices are good along with vinegar, lemon and lime.

    I take a really good Omega 3, B complex and Three-lac which you can find on several websites.

    Good luck to yall,

  14. Donna

    Where are the answers to the comments

  15. Alicia

    Oatmeal with banana slices, and almonds with a little bit of soy milk has become my new best friend. I find that it gives me an energy boost along with lifting my emotional state.
    I have only known that I have candida for about 2.5 days now. I am experiencing, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, itchy skin, sore throat, heartburn (which I have never suffered from before), intense acid reflux, headaches, bloating, and painful stomach cramping. I am trying my best not to get discouraged by this sudden shift in my life and I pray for the courage to look at this as a learning opportunity. I must say, though, it’s hard to go to a grocery store these days.
    Good Luck To You All,

  16. Alicia

    To Ann Head,

    I have found oatmeal to be very helpful. I eat it in the morning with almonds and banana slices with a little bit of soy milk. It’s actually pretty good and I find that it gives me a bit of an energy boost along with lifting my emotional state. I have recently been diagnosed with Candida and I am trying not to lose hope in the idea that I will one day feel better. I’m always really tired, and I’ve been having headaches, along with itchy skin, bloating,painful cramping, constipation and diarrhea. Now I am experiencing sore throat, sore muscles.
    For Anonymous, do you drink the apple cider vinegar?
    Good luck to all. It’s good to know that we aren’t alone.

  17. Anonymous

    I have dealt with candidia for 25 years. The only thing that has helped me is an herbal supplement called Yeast Fighters by Twin Lab.
    This supplement has also been helpful for my teenage kids when they to began displaying symptoms. Raw organic apple cider vinegar is also beneficial.

    Hope this helps you as much as it has helped us!!

  18. nana

    Hi, Can this diet help bad breath sufferers. I have constipation, tiredness, poor skin, and extremely poor breath. Any ideas if this can help me with the bad breath.

  19. Melissa

    I have “self-diagnosed” myself with candida, simply because most all self-tests come out positive, and I have most of the symptoms.

    I have an addiction to sugar and breads. Is there an easy way to cut these out of my diet?

    Also, which vitamins and/or supplements work?

    Thanks! Any response is appreciated!

  20. Natasha`

    I have had candida for 4 years now. i must say that when i started to add in Acai Smoothy, including one banana, berries, cranberries and oranges i felt so much better.. my skin cleared and gave me so much energy. I did try try juicing vegetables, buti had severe reactions immediatly, why was this? i am afriad to try again because i am doing well on the diet but i want to add in he juices.. can anyone please help me? Thankyou!

  21. joyce

    I have a quesion about rice, is long grain white rice a no no? and what about wild rice? Any suggestions on the grain family whould be helpful.

  22. marie

    how about crackers , flatbread and ekekiel bread are they bad for Candida

  23. Marie

    should flat breads and crackers be avoided

  24. ann head

    are you saying this is a life diet i am back on candida diet for the third time and end up feeling drained and bloated all the time also can you eat oatmeal

  25. Katy

    I have tried many supplements & for some reason fish oil, an omega 3-6-9 blend taken with each meal/snack has helped control it. Not sure why but maybe due to its anti inflamatory effects but it has helped me. I look for capsules with a low dose & take one each time I eat. & starch is the worst thing!!

  26. Ray

    I am suffering with itching, fatigue, constipation, memory loss, eye itching, feet itching, and ear ringing. My ears ring real loud when i have something in my diet (such as potatoes) that really affects my body. Is the ear ringing part of the yeast infection….and since mine is obviously chronic, can this be cured?

  27. Terri

    I am 45 years old and have have had digestion problems for about 23 years, I now Know, through research why. I suffered from chronic bladder infections since I was 17 years old and taken a lot of antibiotics, not always takeing them properly, I would stop takeing them when I Felt better, because they made me feel so terrible, big mistake. I now have problems with my gallbladder
    liver and suffer from candida over growth. My doctors have been very unhelpfull, I’ve had to find out about my problem myself. I do find it very difficult to be strict with the diet. Web sites like this one has been very helpfull.

  28. mich

    ive been suffering from the affects of candida overgrowth for many years now ,having thrush almost constantly drs given me anti fungal creams etc only to have the problem just reoccur time after time,i also suffer with chronic gas bloating,mind fog,irritability,depression,aches etc before i never thought that all these problems where related to the same problem but having done alot of research ive found that in order to be free of these invaders firstly the intestine has to be cleaned out of all toxins and build up of years of neglect,secondly the good bacteria has to be built up by regularly taking a very good probiotic i found capsules the most affective from a site dr ben kim,and eating a good diet consisting of lots of vegetables protein i also found that dr ben kims green formula wonderfull full of naturally occuring biotics in food form

  29. Cassie

    I just found out 3 weeks ago that I have a candida problem. I also am a type o blood type. I found Raquel’s comments helpful and informative. I’ve struggled with yeast infections ever since I got married and had started birth control. It got out of hand 2 1/2 years ago when I took 3 antibiotics. I changed my diet and had it pretty much under control until I had my last baby in May. They put me on another antibiotic because they punctured my bladder during the c-section and it started all over again. I have inflamation and muscle aches along with bowel problems. I am on a candida diet now and search for anything I can eat that is vegetables or meet. I am doing a bit better, but still have to be very careful. Is there an olive oil dressing that can be made for my leafy greens? I need one without corn starch, sugar, etc. Could stevia be used in it?

  30. Julie

    Becky, those of us with Diabetes get it very easily. Especially when blood sugar is out of range. Have you tried green smoothies? If you do them every morning for a month, your system should be clean. Plus your blood sugar should stabilize. Just go to youtube and search “green smoothies”. They are basically VitaMixed veggies, with some fruit added (like grapes or frozen bananas). Works for me, so long as I don’t succumb to the white rice I love so much.

  31. becky

    i’ve had candida for years and now am an insilun dependent diabetic. i’m wondering if anyone else is a diabetic too. it poses so many problems, you can’t have sugar or carb’s yet when you are on insilun you HAVE to have carbs and when haveing an insilun reaction you HAVE to have glucose tablets which are sugar. i don’t know what to do. the thought of having to live with these symptoms for the rest of my life is beyond depressing. i’m sick of chronic yeast infections and skin rashes. sleep is often compromised because i’m itching! i’v just begun strong doses os probiotics and canndex. if anyone could offer me some advice i would love it.

  32. julie

    Great help!! Thanks for list of ‘what to eat!”

  33. John

    as far as fermented foods go, i found homemade kimchi and natto were really beneficial. It took about 3 days for me to get used to the taste and texture of kimchi, but after that i began to really enjoy it. It’s actually become a staple for me. Natto took longer for me to get used to. I don’t eat it everyday, but i make sure i have at least 3 servings of it a week for the special K2 vitamin (which is great for removing calcium buildup in the arteries).

  34. Greg

    I have had candida for a while now mainly due to taking antibiotics many times. One product I found to be extremely beneficial is “Digestive Enzyme Formula with Probiotics” from My wife’s friend distributes the product and it has been pretty good. It actually ends up being cheaper than having to buy yogurt. It’s all natural and has no sugar because it’s a supplement which was important to me because I also found that yogurts have way too much sugar.

  35. jr

    do you mean someone who doesn’t eat vegetables? your chances of strengthening your immune system are non-existent without the vitamins, mineral, phytochemicals, and anti-oxidants of vegetables. people fighting candida need to eat a plant-based diet. if the reason you don’t eat vegetables is taste, i suggest learning how to cook them differently. almost all vegetables are totally delicious if prepared properly!

  36. dympna

    could you give a diet for someone who dosent eat veg

  37. Hope

    I have just about every symptom of candida. Exhaustion, intense itching and uncontrolled weight gain being the worst. I am wondering if I can eat beans, like kidney beans, etc that are canned? I rinse the salt from them and mix them into brown rice.

  38. Magda

    Eish people,i have been from dr to dr to hematoligest,was very sick,had urticaria caused by a strep infection,was on 3 diferent antibiotics before strep was cured,just to see that i still get hives,after seing a hematoligest she told me that i have candida and that it lived in ouer drinking water i was shocked,please help me with what i can eat i was 65kg fell down to 53kg cause i do not eat.please help!

  39. Mitch

    I’ve found cold pressed flaxseed oil extremely beneficial, I developed Candida from a long course of anti-biotics throughout my life and in hindsight the worst period for the overgrowth happening was when I was on Minocycline and eating a vegetarian diet consisting mainly of lots of wheat and fruit. I also was on anti-histamines every day since my allergies were terrible at the time, anti-histamines also contribute to the overgrowth. I discovered my discoloured tongue when I was on Tylenol 2’s after I got my wisdom teeth out and researching for a few months lead me to the cause behind my extreme allergies and eczema which was Candida. You can’t cheat on the diet or you’ll be back to square one, alcohol has proved to be a disaster for me so unfortunately I had to quit even though I love it. If anyone stumbles upon this and wants some questions answered I may be able to help.

    Good luck. Mitch

  40. Maureen

    I would appreciate a source for recipes and menus for the candida diet. Just beginning !!!!!!

  41. Raquel

    this is a message for Corinne, you sound like a blood type O to me. Most blood type O’s struggle with candida and that is because you are putting the wrong foods in your body. Just because it does not come up on an allergy test does not mean you must have the food stuffs. I am talking from experience about struggling with candida until I found a book by Dr PJ D’Adamo on eat right for your type. Blood type O’s are basically on the candida diet for life, look on the avoid list i bet you are eating all the foods that are on the avoid list for blood type O’s and that is what is stopping you from getting well. Blood type O cannot eat grains and starches especially any gluten products like oats etc. I got well after following the type O diet of eating only veg and meat. I have always been wheat, yeast, dairy and chocolate intolerant which leaves me virtually not much to eat except meat and veg. Its hard but it works

  42. Raquel

    This is a comment for Corinne If you have been battling then i think you should try the Blood type book. It is for your blood type. If you avoid the things that are on the avoid list you should get rid of your candida. I have followed it after struggling for a while and it worked. It is by DR PJ D’Adamo. Good Luck

  43. Corinne

    Just wanted to add..I have been batteling Candia my entire life. While treating the Candida the best diet is to STAY AWAY from ANYTHING WHITE..It turns to sugar & than feeds your Candida.

  44. Laura

    Try looking up Karen Tripp, a patient who worked very hard to overcome her Candida issues.

  45. Cindy Smith

    The most helpful diet I have found is online at Doug Kaufmann’s website. I thought the Yeast Infection Handbook was not restrictive enough. Many items it allowed definitely feed yeast.

  46. L

    I Saw a Natropath about my candita problem, she’s an MD turned natropath, and she’s helped A LOT, so I know she really knows what’s going on. She gave me a list of ok foods that are usually not ok on candita diets:
    -goats cheese & rice cheese
    -fruits (in moderation) especially non-tropical fruits with less sugar.
    -coffee & black tea (once a day)
    -dark chocolate with no sugar added is OK

  47. penny

    I would like to know if we are able to eat any legumes and goat cheese. I need to know what else can I eat…. Please help

  48. marilyn

    Comments and no answers?

  49. alicia

    I completely agree with mckenzie. I have found kim chi (homemade) to be extremely beneficial, as well as raw apple cider vinegar (although this is extreme and taken in large amounts is too expansive and makes me nauseas) and see that yogurt is recommended above(though commercially bought yogurt usually contains sugar). Miso helped me at first but I probably had too much of it and it started to help candida. What guidelines, if any have been set for fermented foods? Only ferments that contain bacteria and no yeast?

  50. mckenzie

    You have stated ferenting food but have not stated or listed whot they are, Iwould like it to be more difined and foods specified. thanks

Last Reviewed: March 26, 2017