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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 June 20, 2012 at 11:43

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


Sandra June 20, 2012 at 19:54

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 April 27, 2013 at 02:21

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 April 27, 2013 at 15:46

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 :-)


shakti June 28, 2013 at 06:34

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 June 28, 2013 at 06:54

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.


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