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What Can You Eat To Heal?

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Let me share with you the exact

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  • Remedies & Healthy Eating Habits

that have helped me with my allergies & digestive issues (Candida).

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  • erin vaughn

    Reply Reply November 4, 2012

    Hi Sandra, I weigh 110 and I lose weight easily, If I do the detox I know I will shrivel away. I have done a cleanse in the past 6 months and I have been eating healthy and I have been taking the betonite detox every day for about a month to control my acne. I was on antibiotics for 10 years for it. Can i skip the cleanse and just do the 2nd phase for an extra week?

  • Sandra

    Reply Reply November 4, 2012

    Hi Erin, yes you can skip the cleanse. But try and do regular 1 day fasts, every 1-2 weeks. That shouldn’t impact on your weight too much and will give your body the best chance to heal. Easier said than done, I know…, but it would be really good.

    It is virtually impossible to gain weight in phase 2 I’m afraid. The only thing you can do is to use lots of healthy oils like coconut oil & flax seed oil and eat oily fish. That will help you to at least keep your weight.

    In phase 3 it will get a bit easier not to lose weight since you can start eating calorific foods like pancakes ?

  • Anna Mifsud

    Reply Reply February 24, 2014

    Hello good people, i have a bit if confusion as i have candida, and i am vegetarian, and i am taking Hormone tablets as i am hypothyroid. So certain veggies i cannot Eat,…. Can any One give me a Weeks meal Plan so i adjust pls. Cos i am Kind of feeling hungry. Thank you.

    • Sandra

      Reply Reply February 24, 2014

      Hi Anna,
      it’s not easy to do the Candida diet if you’re a vegetarian. You would probably need to drink smoothies with protein powder to make sure you are not losing too much muscle mass. Feel free to pick out the recipes that you can eat from my menu plan here:

  • Julia

    Reply Reply March 18, 2014

    Could you please seen me another copy of the Candida safe food list some how I missed mine. Thank You so much.

  • Jessie

    Reply Reply July 16, 2014

    I just purchased your ebook and I am so happy to have found it. It is so positive I am almost looking forward to the diet.

    I was wondering if eating veg, brown rice, lean protein is enough of a cleanse? I am a nursing mama. My little one is 4mo old and has had troubles with yeast since 4weeks. It really made me realize how off balance my system is! So this diet is not only for my benefit.

    Also can I continue taking the supplements I am currently using? They are prenatal vitamin, vitamin d, omega 3, calcium, and garlic.

    Thanks you,


    • Sandra

      Reply Reply July 16, 2014

      Hello Jessie, thanks so much for purchasing the e-book and for getting in touch. It’s lovely to hear from you and congrats to your little one ?
      It is quite common to get yeast trouble after giving birth with all the hormones going haywire… It’s great that you’re nursing though as this will strengthen the baby’s immune system. It’s important that you eat a well balanced diet with tons of organic vegetables, whole grains and protein. You need extra energy. Now is not the time to do a cleanse. So definitely skip the fast. But I really wouldn’t stick to a diet as such either. I’d just avoid processed foods and sugar. I think it’s probably better for the baby if you still have a little starchy veg and berries every now and again and perhaps some homemade yeast free bread. Might be worth double-checking with a naturopath or nutritionist. The vits sound good to me, I could imagine a probiotic to be good, too, but again I have no nutritional qualification to give you advice. Just as important as the food you consume is how relaxed you are. So don’t worry about what to eat too much. Just make sure you get as much rest and sleep as possible ? All my best

  • Jasmin chowdhury

    Reply Reply November 7, 2014

    Hiya Sandra ,
    Can I take iron tab given by my gp for increasing my iron level up which is 12.1 (at the borderline can become anaemic ) is it candida related ? but looking at the ingridents it has sprayed liquid of glucose , fructose , and lactose . My sinuses are blocked always , get white dried string like discharges , feel like these discharge are blocking my nostrils ( gross ! Sorry for to much info ) along with it I get really bad head aches . Any home remedies Sandra .
    Sandra I wanted to ask you why your website doesn’t allow me to get the free 5 core home remedies report , it says iam already subscribed . What do I do to download one . Thanks ! Hope to hear from you soon , you are my only inspiration that I can do it .

  • Sandra

    Reply Reply November 7, 2014

    Hi Jasmin,
    there seems to be a correlation between low iron levels and Candida. Make sure you get a lot of spinach, meat and eggs in your diet as they contain lots of iron. Then I wouldn’t take the tabs your doc gave you, as they would feed the yeasty stuff, causing you more pain. To get the stringy stuff out of your nose you must follow the diet strictly and inhale over antifungal essential oils at least twice a day if not three times and I sometimes even put an earbud dipped in olive oil and tea tree or cinnamon oil into my nostrils and inhaled, while also taking oil of oregano or olive leaf. The stringy stuff is very resilient – only a systematic approach with constant local cleansing is effective. It will be such a relief for you when the sinuses pain is gone. Stick with the diet, make healthy choices every day. You will automatically get the 5 core remedies report – it will be sent on Sunday. It was meant to be a surprise ? Take care my friend

  • Jasmin chowdhury

    Reply Reply November 8, 2014

    Hi Sandra ,
    Can I make paratas from chickpeas flour called besan in indian for me to eat everyday , as iam having trouble transitioning to bland vegetables even though spicing it up with herbs as I come from an Asian background which we love our spices and chillies . Will this feed the yeast . Do I take the antifungals on stage 2 of the diet ?. After how long after the antifungal do I take the probiotics ? Do you think I should start with a lower dose first with the antifungal and probiotics and gradually increase the dose , dreading the die off symptoms . Can you email me how I can recognise symptoms of die off if possible , and symptoms of candida overgrowth after eating sugary foods as well Thanks a lot .

  • Sandra

    Reply Reply November 9, 2014

    Hi Jasmin,
    absolutely, I use Besan all the time. Perfect as snack food and nicely filling. At this stage you can use spices and chillies in your cooking.

    It is only when you take expensive probiotics later during the diet that it would be wise to use less spices just to provide a better living environment for the healthy microbes.

    But right now, if it helps you to eat spicy foods, go for it. It will help you kill Candida.I would give it a good two weeks at least of just taking antifungals before starting to take probiotics.

    Most antifungals you can take with food so you want to take the probiotics as far away from those times as possible, say 30 minutes to two hours before each meal or at bed time with a glass of cold water.

    Yes, definitely start with the lowest doses, but also focus a lot of your attention on cleansing the body parts where you have symptoms, especially the nose – so getting a neti pot is a good idea or steam inhaler. You need to get into the habit of cleansing your nose and throat to prevent secondary infections.

    It is very easy to get those once you have the sticky systemic Candida strains. So you have to double your efforts to break this cycle. It is hard at first because you can’t breathe properly and it is painful and harsh. It always gets worse before it gets better.

    I have heard good things of food grade diatomaceous earth, bentonite clay and psyllium husks — they mop up toxins out of your system.

    Might be worth trying if you are worried about die off… should minimize it. I’ll email you the die off symptoms list separately. Take care

  • Jasmin chowdhury

    Reply Reply November 27, 2014

    Hiya Sandra ,
    I know you told me that I can take chick pea besan flour in my last e-mail, but I was wondering if I can take it from stage 2 of the diet onwards as well as brown rice noodles and rice too. Will this feed the candida if I take it regularly from stage 2 .
    Another question iam flying abroad and iam worried that I will not able to stay on the diet because I can’t find the Iteams in my country as I find it here easily and what supplement and food I should take from here for stage 2 as I am restarting again from falling off the wagon . Thanks ! Take care

    Ps : is it unusual to get left chest pain from candida die offs .

  • Sandra

    Reply Reply November 28, 2014

    Hiya Jasmin,

    Any type of carbs feed Candida, even brown rice noodles… wholegrain rice is better as it goes into the blood stream slower. Key is to eat vegetables and fish/ white meat or eggs most of the time then occasionally eating the other stuff will be ok as during the times when you don’t eat carbs you’re killing more yeast than you’re feeding on those other days… Grapefruit seed extract is a good one to take with you when you’re traveling as it kills bacteria, viruses and yeast. Biocidin do a fantastic throat spray as well.

    I experienced chest pain from the die off, but if it continues you might want to see a doc about it – I wouldn’t want you to suffer a heart attack ? Just do the best you can while you’re abroad and start fresh on your return. Take care x

  • Jen

    Reply Reply June 29, 2015

    Hi, I have a question since i am always reading anything and everything that has to do with this subject on the internet. And came across ingesting Borax for Candida. Not too much about it though. What are your thoughts on using Borax? Still think diet is the main course of action in all this. And the hardest part. Almost a year later, and i am still struggling just to stop to old bad habits.

    • Sandra

      Reply Reply July 5, 2015

      Hi Jen, good question. I was intrigued by it, too, when I came across it on-line. At the time I had already cleared up all Candida symptoms except for thrush. I did take a combination of different herbs with borax for a few months, around the time of the month… and that seemed to have helped to clear it up completely. Keep up the good work, you’ve done well to change your diet so much over the past year. You are so close now, keep making healthy choices ?

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