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PHASE 1: Candida Cleanse (1 week fast)

PHASE 2: Strict Candida Diet (2 weeks no carb)

PHASE 3: Candida Diet (4 weeks+ wholesome goodness)

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  • Veenesaa

    Reply Reply June 20, 2012

    Wanted to know if haloumi, strawberries and feta are allowed & at which phase. Thanks

    • Sandra

      Reply Reply June 20, 2012

      Hi Veenesaa, you can eat haloumi and feta from phase 3 onwards. But test how you react to small amounts first. It is possible that haloumi or feta aggrevate your symptoms, particularly if you have sinuses, throat or chest infection related trouble.

      Feta and haloumi worked best for me towards the end of phase 3 (after many months on the candida diet). But then again I had a systemic case of candida infections. Everyone is different. It might very well agree with you a lot sooner.

      Strawberries contain very little sugar. So despite being vitamin rich they are not allowed on the candida diet. That said, enjoying a handful of strawberries once in a blue moon should be fine. I personally had no problems eating small amounts of strawberries, green apple and grapefruit as a treat on rare occasions. Hope this helps.

  • Penny

    Reply Reply April 27, 2013

    If week 2 and 3 are no carb, how can we have rice? I love rice and love the idea but, would feel better understanding how we can have it. thanks!! Penny

    • Sandra

      Reply Reply April 27, 2013

      Hi Penny, valid question. The idea is not to eat any carbs during this phase.

      But most people find that impossible and encounter insane cravings, anxiety and depression, which then might lead to a relapse into eating sugary foods out of frustration or severely impacts their ability to work.

      People also tend to starve themselves when they start the diet and end up not taking in enough nutrients, which in turn slows their healing down.

      Brown rice is easy to digest, rich in minerals, keeps the blood sugar stable and with it’s B vitamins also supports the nerves in this time of extreme stress.

      The little natural sugar in it gets released into the blood stream very slowly, especially combined with green vegetables and the antifungal action of coconut oil.

      Your body will use the energy where it’s needed, so that there is not much opportunity for candida to feed on any excess sugar from the rice floating in your blood stream.

      Rice also promotes regularity which is so important in the fight against candida. All in all the benefits outweigh the negative aspects in my opinion.

      Refined white rice and big amounts are off the books of course. But eating a little bit of unsweetened brown rice every now and again is not going to sabotage your recovery.

      I personally found it a godsend, and did not experience any problems from eating it at all. And I know that it has helped a lot of my readers, too.

      Hope this has clarified things a little ๐Ÿ™‚

  • shakti

    Reply Reply June 28, 2013

    I have a little feta because I am a vegetarian and love cheese, it is salty and I wash it!
    I Ned and love Brown rice mixed with some quinoa and chia – important to get protein and do not eat fish, meat, nor eggs. I used oats and later yoghurt daily, now I have fruit and nuts with a little yoghurt.
    Bit lost with oral thrush more frequent, cannot give up more of steroid asthma inhaler up, get too.I’ll and cannot give up pulmonary blockage meds, another inhaler, heart bit risky.
    Diet bit muddled, but think the snacks may please – have they got enough protein for me.?

  • Sandra

    Reply Reply June 28, 2013

    You can only know for sure whether you’re getting enough protein if you are working with a nutritionist. They have the means to analyze if you are deficient in anything. Sounds to me like you are getting enough Protein from the feta, brown rice, quinoa and chia though (don’t forget there’s also protein in vegetables). On days when you are feeling particularly low and starving you could add some vegan protein powder to a fruit smoothie. That would give you an extra protein boost that is easy to digest.

  • colette

    Reply Reply August 31, 2015

    Hello Sandra,

    i’m so lost with this candida so manny people say so manny deferent thing!!!

    eat this but dont eat that .. eat that but not this~!!!!!!

    maybe that is why i’m getting super depress right now .. i refusing to eat anything that will feed them..
    You see the minutes i see sugar on the contents i put it back on the shelf… so 3 to 5% sugar content your saying is ok as ? that your body will use it up before it can feed the critters :((
    wow ….so Quinoa is ok to eat to? Those vegan patios?

    i guess i’m trying to starve them .. a new symptom came last week dizziness

    I have absolutely NO ENERGY and i want to sleep all the time…
    how long did it take you to be able to eat somewhat normaly again..
    thank you

    • Sandra

      Reply Reply September 20, 2015

      Hi Colette,
      I can totally relate to what you are going through – I found it super confusing in the beginning and I sure struggled with depression.
      I’d say 3-5% sugar is ok once a day when combined with other foods for slow release energy, but every body is different.
      Quinoa is only ok to eat if it agrees with you. Most Candida sufferers develop a grain sensitivity and although Quinoa is gluten free it can still cause symptoms. Personally brown rice agreed much better with me than Quinoa.
      Have you tried Spirulina to boost your energy levels? That helped me in the beginning.
      I’m not a good example for when to eat normal again as I had a severe case of Candida with underlying health issues, prolonged stress and traumatic experiences…. and I regularly ate things outside the scope of the diet or had a cocktail or glass of wine which threw me back several weeks or sometimes months in my healing…. So in my case it literally took me several years. But I was already able to eat somewhat normal after say 3 months, but I’d get some flare ups the day after or so but they became more and more easily manageable.
      Chin up, you can do this. It will get easier!

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