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These are some general guidelines for a Candida Diet. They are inspired by the work of Dr. Crook (and will be updated as soon as I can consult with his book), and they were prepared with the help of Philip Starkman (416 410 0251).


avoid sugar and sugary foods: except (a maximum of) 2 pieces of fruit per day.

no refined products/ no processed foods

no milk or dairy

care is needed with the selection of foods high in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates should be reduced so eat green leafy vegetables. Observe moderation with root vegetables and pulses (which are high in carbohydrates - but have a low glycemic index). Pay attention to the "glycemic index". Eat foods with a low glycemic index.

grains are to be avoided.

no red meat or poultry.

fish is fine - except: of you wouldnít drink the water, donít eat the fish.

most candida diets stress that fermented products should be avoided. This certainly cannot apply to food fermented by lactobacillus such as saurkraut. I donít actually understand... (or if I do understand it, then I donít agree with) the rational behind avoiding fermented foods. My colleague, Phil Starkman, has likewise had success with candida diets that do not exclude fermented foods. Nonetheless you will need to avoid breads, beer, wine, etc, because of their high glycemic index!

eat lots of garlic.

no caffeine



see also a discussion of candida


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