Candida Diet

The Candida Diet

While there are many sources of Candida Diet information what we are providing is the diet Dr. Dennis gives his patients. Be sure to read ABOUT CANDIDA to understand WHY you need to change what you eat in order to actually feel better.

This diet works best in conjunction with the ALCAT diet restictions for people sensitive to mold and prone to Chronic Sinusitis. If there is a conflict go wtih Candida over ALCAT.

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DO NOT EAT:

Foods that are high in sugar contributing to fungus, Candida, yeast and food allergies, such as gluten grains, bread, crackers, pasta, white potatoes, white rice, fruit juice, ice cream, candy, soft drinks, sweet fruits, beer, and wine.
Foods that are high in sugar and make insulin levels go up! Some examples are:

bread

pasta

white potatoes

white rice

most sweet fruits

candy

ice cream

frozen yogurt

cereals

carrots in large amounts

beer

wine

crackers

soft drinks

diet soft drinks

cookies

corn

gluten grains

 

 

 

DO EAT:

Meats, seafood, vegetables and fruit. These should be fresh or frozen and not canned. You may eat sweet potatoes, organic food bars (check amount of protein on wrapper), wild or brown rice, soy, spinach or quinoa pasta. When you crave sweets, and you will, use plain yogurt or cottage cheese and frozen berries, peaches and/or cherries. Add Agave Nectar as your sweetener if desired. On this diet many of our patients have lost 2 pounds a week without food restriction (eat more food if you do not need to lose weight).

Patients that are exposed to mold and fungus have elevated food allergies. The secret to success is combining the Yeast Diet with the ALCAT Food Sensitivity Diet, including your food preferences and lifestyle. You can enjoy the foods on your acceptable list in unlimited quantity. People who stop eating foods that they react to, find that the craving for sweets is diminished. Your responsibility is to find the food balance that makes you the best and healthiest person you can be.

Here is what a sample rotation (alternating enjoyable foods) menu looks like:

Breakfast:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Gluten Free Millet Toast with Almond Butter  & a Pear

Rice Protein Shake with Blueberries & Walnut

Gluten Free Oatmeal with Pecans & Apple

Bacon &
Egg White, Red Pepper & Onion Omelet

 

Lunch:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Leftovers or Salad (Romaine, Tomato, Mushroom Cucumber, Avocado & Sliced Almonds.) 

Leftovers or Salad
(Spinach, Mushroom, Walnut, Goat Cheese, & Raspberries)

Leftovers or Salad
(Kale, Pecans, Carrots, & Artichoke Heart)

Leftovers or Salad
(Iceberg, Watercress, Chickpeas & Sunflower Seeds)

 

Dinner:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Beef
Sweet Potato
Green String Beans

Salmon
Wild & Brown Rice
Wilted Spinach

Turkey
Quinoa
Asparagus

Pork Loin
Black Beans & Onions
Yellow Squash

 

This is a diet designed to balance the normal, healthy gut flora and maintain it in order to stop the gut inflammation due to Yeast/Candida. The digestive tract and contains 70% of the immune system and therefore must be maintained and kept free of inflammation due to yeast and food allergies. This is not a diet about losing weight or about how much you eat. It is about the glycemic index. The glycemic index of a food is the sugar content of that food. All foods have a specific glycemic index (GI). If you are eating a food with a GI under 50, and it is not a food you test positive to on your ALCAT test, then you can eat as much of it as you want! Through ALCAT testing and IgG Candida testing, we can customize your perfect eating plan. Then without restricting food quantity, you will loose weight because you will be eating the correct foods that will not cause gut inflammation or insulin elevation, which is what causes fat storage.


 About Kris Lawler

Kris Lawler is a Naturopath and food allergy specialist that has worked closely with Dr. Dennis' patients for 10 years. Kris knows from first hand and clinical experience the Candida/Yeast protocol and how to create a food plan combining ALCAT test results with preferences and life style. She is available for one on one consulting including phone and Skype. Visit her website for contact information www.yourfoodallergies.com.