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Nomoreplease6991
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   Posted 10/20/2012 2:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone tried this? It is very strict, but good results so far..
Dx'd left sided colitis 2005, flaring since August '12
no mesalamine! bad reaction!
psyllium seed powder with every meal
lots of water, multi-vitamins
food journal
pred 25 mg taper
500mg flagyl 3 x daily
floracor-gi with candida yeast cleanse

soystud
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   Posted 10/20/2012 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
and those results would be ....................... ?
diagnosed with pancolitis december 21, 2003
currently taking: -- Astaxanthin,vit D, ALA, DHEA, a smorgassbord of probiotics, & Wild Harvest Inflamma Shield -
No Gluten, Rice, Corn, & Dairy - limited Sugar -
1 x 800mg asacol/day (sometimes)
Lots of H2O, exercise & sleep as much as possible & enjoy this great life that God has blessed me with -

Nomoreplease6991
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   Posted 10/20/2012 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Got rid of all my urgency, cut my bm's from 4-6 times in the morning down to 1-2. Still bleeding, but getting better, and decreased sugar intake is huge. I was doing paleo before this, but I guess the yeast in my digestive tract was still feeding on the sugars that I was eating, (like fruit).
Dx'd left sided colitis 2005, flaring since August '12
no mesalamine! bad reaction!
psyllium seed powder with every meal
lots of water, multi-vitamins
food journal
pred 25 mg taper
500mg flagyl 3 x daily
floracor-gi with candida yeast cleanse

soystud
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   Posted 10/20/2012 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
AWESOME !

what's the saying, "this too will pass" ?

my goals are so small these days - for me it makes the successes happen almost daily - and that makes it easier to move forward - and if i have a day where i move back, it's only a little -

so in terms of fruit, i love it but i am very slowly adding it back into my diet - and maybe i'll never eat as much as i did before, but thats ok as long as i can still eat some - moderation is my new friend -
diagnosed with pancolitis december 21, 2003
currently taking: -- Astaxanthin,vit D, ALA, DHEA, a smorgassbord of probiotics, & Wild Harvest Inflamma Shield -
No Gluten, Rice, Corn, & Dairy - limited Sugar -
1 x 800mg asacol/day (sometimes)
Lots of H2O, exercise & sleep as much as possible & enjoy this great life that God has blessed me with -

garylouisville
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   Posted 10/20/2012 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Just curious, You say morning BM's are down to 1-2 from 4-6 but what about the rest of the day? Do you have any BM's then? Also, you say decreased sugar intake is huge. Are you saying that is related to the less BM's and less blood or are you talking about something else?
Asacol 400mgs 2 pills X 4; VSL#3 112.5mgs 1 pills X 4; Renew Life 80B probiotic 1 pill X 4; DGL 400mgs 1 pill X 3; Monolaurin 300mgs 2 pills X 3; Vitamin D 5000 ius 1 pill X 2, Slippery Elm at bedtime only

Discontinued: Prescription - Glycopyrrolate; Natural - enteric peppermint oil, Inflaguard (Boswellia), Pepto Bismol, Omega 3 fish oil, Imodium, Beano, Lactaid, Zymactive

bananagirl
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   Posted 10/20/2012 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
what is your typical diet like every day?
Joanna, 23
currently: 10,000 iu vit D, Sacro B, 1 tsp cod liver oil, 1/2 tsp l-glutamine, 4 mg astaxanthin
tried: canasa, rowasa, entocort, pred, 6mp, remicade, lialda, welchol, bentyl, LDN, cipro, flagyl, VSL enema, vit E enema, 8 fecal transplants, terramin clay, aloe vera, zofran
diet: paleo/scd 8/17/12 after 5 yrs GF vegan.
no dairy/legumes/grains/starches/seaweeds/fodmaps.

Nomoreplease6991
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   Posted 10/20/2012 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
@garyloisville Just 1-2 per day (in the morning) and that's it.. No urgency. Yes, I believe that it is mostly cutting out sugars that caused that to stop.

@bananagirl So I just started this diet a few days ago, and you are supposed to start off with a cleansing process; but I am without the available resources to do that. So I started at the stage 1 diet, and for the past two days, I will just copy paste out of my food journal:

10/18/2012
0730 flagyl, psyllium, eggs w/ tomatoes and peppers
0750 pred 25 mg
1250 flagyl
1300 psyllium, salad, cucumber, tomato, centrum
1350 glutamine, starting to feel very tired, candida die-off
1520 hb eggs, calcium 1000mg, fish oil 1200mg
1630 psyllium, hb eggs
1810 flagyl, psyllium, salad w/ tomatoes and cucumbers/ apple cider vinegar, hb eggs
CUT FOLIC ACID IN HALF
1850 folic acid 500 mcg
2030 florastor

10/19/2012
0430 2x florastor
0720 flagyl, pysllium, eggs w/ tomatoes and peppers
0740 pred 20 mg
0900 glutamine, 2x florastor
1100 flagyl, psyllium, hb eggs
1300 psyllium, salad w/ tomato, peppers, cucumber, salt/pepper, apple cider vinegar, hb eggs
1330 calcium 1000mg, fish oil 1200mg
1630 psyllium, hb eggs, 1 tsp almond butter
1830 psyllium, salad, hb eggs, flagyl, 500 mcg folic acid
2030 florastor
Dx'd left sided colitis 2005, flaring since August '12
no mesalamine! bad reaction!
psyllium seed powder with every meal
lots of water, multi-vitamins
food journal
pred 25 mg taper
500mg flagyl 3 x daily
floracor-gi with candida yeast cleanse

Nomoreplease6991
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Total Posts : 53
   Posted 10/20/2012 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hah, just noticed I started calling my probiotics florastor instead of floracor.. Sorry if it's confusing.
Dx'd left sided colitis 2005, flaring since August '12
no mesalamine! bad reaction!
psyllium seed powder with every meal
lots of water, multi-vitamins
food journal
pred 25 mg taper
500mg flagyl 3 x daily
floracor-gi with candida yeast cleanse

Nomoreplease6991
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 10/20/2012 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Here is a link to the diet guidelines.

http://www.thecandidadiet.com/foodstoeat.htm
Dx'd left sided colitis 2005, flaring since August '12
no mesalamine! bad reaction!
psyllium seed powder with every meal
lots of water, multi-vitamins
food journal
pred 25 mg taper
500mg flagyl 3 x daily
floracor-gi with candida yeast cleanse

soystud
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Total Posts : 5149
   Posted 10/20/2012 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
interesting -

is that a lot of eggs ?

the house would certainly clear out if i were to try that :-)
diagnosed with pancolitis december 21, 2003
currently taking: -- Astaxanthin,vit D, ALA, DHEA, a smorgassbord of probiotics, & Wild Harvest Inflamma Shield -
No Gluten, Rice, Corn, & Dairy - limited Sugar -
1 x 800mg asacol/day (sometimes)
Lots of H2O, exercise & sleep as much as possible & enjoy this great life that God has blessed me with -

kim123
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   Posted 10/20/2012 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, my symptoms lessened and eventually disappeared after experimenting with an antifungal diet. Initially eliminating grains and sugar was key. Also took natural antifungals (olive leaf extract) and probiotics. I had major "die-off" for the first 5 days. I think I know why they call it die-off. I literally felt so bad I thought I was going to die. :) However, it actually gave me hope that yeast/fungus was my issue...and it was. I still limit grains, no wheat (I'm going gluten-free), and few processed foods with processed sugars.

Nomoreplease6991
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   Posted 10/20/2012 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
@soystud, you would be surprised bro.. Cutting sugar worked so well that I researched more in that direction and found this diet. Eggs are pretty much the only protein I would trust at first, but no more bloating, no more lethargy.. It was really amazing the changes that have happened after the die-off. I wasn't to thrilled about the diet initially, but it is working so well that I am motivated into being strict.

Actually, I felt like holy hell the first few days also, kim123. But thanks for the boost.
Dx'd left sided colitis 2005, flaring since August '12
no mesalamine! bad reaction!
psyllium seed powder with every meal
lots of water, multi-vitamins
food journal
pred 25 mg taper
500mg flagyl 3 x daily
floracor-gi with candida yeast cleanse

garylouisville
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   Posted 10/20/2012 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
More questions:

1. What is the exact reason you are taking Flagyl? If it is for a reason that you decided did you got your doctor to go along with it or was it the doctor's decision in the first place?

2. How do you know for sure that the diet really has anything to do with your improvement? To play devil's advocate, it could be either the flagyl, psyllium seed powder, 25mgs of pred, probiotics, or a combination of these things and nothing to do with the diet at all.
Asacol 400mgs 2 pills X 4; VSL#3 112.5mgs 1 pills X 4; Renew Life 80B probiotic 1 pill X 4; DGL 400mgs 1 pill X 3; Monolaurin 300mgs 2 pills X 3; Vitamin D 5000 ius 1 pill X 2, Slippery Elm at bedtime only

Discontinued: Prescription - Glycopyrrolate; Natural - enteric peppermint oil, Inflaguard (Boswellia), Pepto Bismol, Omega 3 fish oil, Imodium, Beano, Lactaid, Zymactive

stereofidelic89
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   Posted 10/20/2012 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you NoMorePlease! Sounds like you're doing well on it.

Gary, I also have followed the candida cleanse diet, or some version of it, and the key is to avoid foods thats feed the yeast overgrowth bacteria in the body.

Sugar is the most inflammatory food out there, so cutting out all fruits is beneficial for this process, and surprise, surprise, sugar too! The diet will also recommend staying away from fermented foods, like vinegar and all alcohol, as well as fungus like mushrooms and melons like cantalope and watermelon.

I never experienced die off, unless you consider having 1 extremely foggy/groggy/angry/tired day when starting, this is what I went through. I literally had depression and anxiety, and anger for a whole day.

Combined with the diet, I also took supplements, ADP, ParaGuard and one other I can't remember atm.

This ofcourse was all after extensive stool testing, where the major red flag pointed towards yeast overgrowth in my body.

After two months, I was able to eat a little more sugar without having cravings and my bowels have become more formed as result too, less stomach aches and nausea. Thats one big downer of this disease for me, is how much I used to and still sometimes 'feel' achy or nauseaus or sick. It sucks.
Diagnosed Crohns-Colitis Sept 2011
Gluten Free, VSL#3, InflaGuard, Zyflamend, Asacol
Metametrix Labs stool testing reveal yeast overgrowth/parasite
Two Month Protocol: Candida Control Diet, Phytostan, ParaGuard, ADP
Results: Stools are firm, no aches, normal bowel habits and less cravings

Nomoreplease6991
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   Posted 10/20/2012 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
@garylouisville: I am taking flagyl to get rid of any infection or parasite that I can possibly get rid of. I work overseas, so I don't have access to the resources I should be using, (I should have done a stool sample first). Flagyl is like a first line drug over here for bleeding bowels.

And yes, I can see your argument, but I keep a detailed food/med journal and document any changes day to day. I notice a difference with each change, and I can tell you with certainty that cutting out sugar improved my symptoms radically, which lead me through research to the anti-candida diet. Once I started a strict anti-candida diet, I experienced another radical improvement, and have been improving since. I actually think the flagyl and prednisone are working against this diet, but don't want to stop either one for obvious reasons. (Flagyl is an antibiotic, and it kills the good bacteria along with the bad, so I hope my probiotics are strong enough to counter this. Prednisone suppresses your immune system, which slows the process of killing the candida in your g.i. tract.)

As for the psyllium seed powder, I believe that helps with everything: bulk stool, ease passage, absorb toxins, clean colon, etc. I will probably take psyllium for the rest of my life.
Dx'd left sided colitis 2005, flaring since August '12
no mesalamine! bad reaction!
psyllium seed powder with every meal
lots of water, multi-vitamins
food journal
pred 20 mg taper
500mg flagyl 3 x daily
floracor-gi with candida yeast cleanse

garylouisville
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   Posted 10/20/2012 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't want to give the impression that I don't believe in the diet because I do, at least in some individuals. I just like to ask questions. I have found, even in myself, that sometimes I give credit to something that doesn't deserve it and sometimes I blame something that turns out being blameless. I see that happen to others on this site as well. Often times one plus one doesn't always equal two.
Asacol 400mgs 2 pills X 4; VSL#3 112.5mgs 1 pills X 4; Renew Life 80B probiotic 1 pill X 4; DGL 400mgs 1 pill X 3; Monolaurin 300mgs 2 pills X 3; Vitamin D 5000 ius 1 pill X 2, Slippery Elm at bedtime only

Discontinued: Prescription - Glycopyrrolate; Natural - enteric peppermint oil, Inflaguard (Boswellia), Pepto Bismol, Omega 3 fish oil, Imodium, Beano, Lactaid, Zymactive

Nomoreplease6991
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   Posted 10/21/2012 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
No more mucus this morning.. Still traces of blood on tp. I have been strict with this diet, and it is a pain, but it is paying off. I advise anyone who hasn't tried it yet to try it.
Dx'd left sided colitis 2005, flaring since August '12
no mesalamine! bad reaction!
psyllium seed powder with every meal
lots of water, multi-vitamins
food journal
pred 20 mg taper
500mg flagyl 3 x daily
floracor-gi with candida yeast cleanse

kim123
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   Posted Yesterday 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
nomoreplease6991...LIKE!

Chrissysoul
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   Posted Yesterday 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
No more- are you eating grains then? I have looked up that diet before actually. I thought about trying it too because I think yeast is an issue for me. I just really struggle with strict diets and my med combo keeps me doing well so far - I'm still tapering pred- currently 5 and 10 mg alternating. But I do feel very lethargic constantly :( I'm
Really really addicted to gluten/ sugar lately it's like it's heroin or something :( lol
Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis, Pred taper, Lialda, Yoga

Nomoreplease6991
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   Posted Yesterday 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
@kim123: Are you tryiing it?

@ChrissySoul: No grains right now.. Basically anything that can be converted into sugar feeds the yeast. It is a very strict diet, and to do it right, you have to be willing to suck it up for a few days/weeks. I literally only ate salad (with no dressing just fresh olive oil and lemon juice/pepper) and hard boiled eggs for a few days until my symptoms started clearing up. But I noticed an immediate, overnight change once I cut out all sugars/carbs. I am just waiting for my gut to heal up completely.

You absolutely have to give up all sugars and other foods on the list that feed yeast. One small amount of food that feeds the yeast per day can keep it alive. Just pick a legal food off the list that you like and just eat that with nothing else; see how you feel. I just got to that point where it was either this or something even more drastic.
Dx'd left sided colitis 2005, flaring since August '12
no mesalamine! bad reaction!
psyllium seed powder with every meal
lots of water, multi-vitamins
food journal
pred 20 mg taper
500mg flagyl 3 x daily
floracor-gi with candida yeast cleanse

Chrissysoul
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   Posted Yesterday 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
For sure it the list did have brown rice/quinoa etc as ok tho I wonder if I'm looking at a different website or something.
Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis, Pred taper, Lialda, Yoga

Nomoreplease6991
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   Posted Yesterday 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
CrissySoul: Yes it does have some grains on the 2nd part of the diet, but you need to heal your gut a little before adding that. The first part of the diet is to eliminate all sugars/carbs and clear your colon out. You are supposed to do a week cleanse of just insoluble fiber and veggies to starve all the yeast and wait for die-off symptoms.

Here is the site I am using again:

http://www.thecandidadiet.com/what-to-eat-during-cleanse.htm

Like I said, I was a believer after one strict day.
Dx'd left sided colitis 2005, flaring since August '12
no mesalamine! bad reaction!
psyllium seed powder with every meal
lots of water, multi-vitamins
food journal
pred 20 mg taper
500mg flagyl 3 x daily
floracor-gi with candida yeast cleanse

Nomoreplease6991
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 53
   Posted Yesterday 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Remember to take psyllium seed powder to produce butyrate, and probiotics to help crowd out the yeast!
Dx'd left sided colitis 2005, flaring since August '12
no mesalamine! bad reaction!
psyllium seed powder with every meal
lots of water, multi-vitamins
food journal
pred 20 mg taper
500mg flagyl 3 x daily
floracor-gi with candida yeast cleanse

kim123
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Total Posts : 1188
   Posted Today 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
@nomore- I followed the diet over 6 years ago. Am still symptom-free and med-free. Eating pretty well any natural foods, also gluten-free, and doing great!

soystud
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   Posted Today 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
so....Kim, are you saying the diet CURED you ?

and is living gluten-free really living ?

and yay for you :-)
diagnosed with pancolitis december 21, 2003
currently taking: -- Astaxanthin,vit D, ALA, DHEA, a smorgassbord of probiotics, & Wild Harvest Inflamma Shield -
No Gluten, Rice, Corn, & Dairy - limited Sugar -
1 x 800mg asacol/day (sometimes)
Lots of H2O, exercise & sleep as much as possible & enjoy this great life that God has blessed me with -
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