Candida Diet

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

Our Location

Find us on the map

Office Hours

Find Out When We Are Open


8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM


8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

3:00 PM - 5 ;30 PM


8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM




8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM





Contact Us

Send Us An Email Today!