For those who want to be very strict about the diet, the overachievers among us who don't want any inflammation symptoms, I'm working on somewhat comprehensive sheet of what foods to eat and what foods not to eat, based on the Hagglund Diet my doctor gave me.
This list is similar to the Yeast Connection diet, but stricter (the Yeast Connection books explain the troubles the following foods cause, and I can't find a copy of the Hagglund diet except for the copy my doctor gave me, so the books are still an excellent source to explain why to follow an anti-inflammatory food diet.
Please feel free to suggest changes to the following diet, since I merely found it onlline and changed it to reflect my doctor's diet (which is what saved my life ten years ago when I couldn't keep food down and was dropping weight rapidly, while also suffering from debilitating inflammation symptoms). I may change the list if I find something I missed, and add things based on research:
The Strict Candida Diet
Candida Diet - Foods To Eat
MEATS (Antibiotic, nitrate, preservative & Hormone free)
Fish (eat moderately because of metals)
Flaxseed (not used for cooking)
Olive Oil (good to cook with)
Sesame Oil (not used for cooking)
Sunflower Oil (not used for cooking)
GRAINS (Whole - not refined)
Pasta (whole grains that are not wheat)
*If gluten intolerant stay away from barley, oats, rye, spelt
NUTS & SEEDS (Raw)
DAIRY ( Antibiotic
& Hormone Free)
*All (except mushrooms)
Moderate potato (1-2/x wk)
Fresh herbs (i.e. basil, parsley, etc.)
Spices (without additives, sugar, MSG, etc.)
Water - filtered
Herbal Teas (red clover, peppermint, etc.)
Mineral water w/no Sugar
Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
BEANS & LEGUMES*
All (except fermented soy products, i.e. miso, tempeh)
*Good to eliminate this group for the first month - then eat only 3x/week
Carob - unsweetened
Salsa (fresh w/ no vinegar or sugar)
FRUITS (1 per day)
Apples (granny smith - peeled)
Stay away from common allergen foods if allergic (citrus fruits, corn, milk, tomatoes, wheat)
Get tested (IgG test for delayed food allergies
to find out if any of these foods offend your system.
Also, eliminate foods if you detect that you react poorly to them by doing food- Elimination Diets
Follow the rotational diet plan, because you may develop allergies if you rely on one food source too much.
To develop perspective on your diet, eat 20 percent meat, 80 percent vegetables, and less than 100 grams of cars a day.
Also, meal proportions should fit in your hand. If your combined servings at one meal are too big to fit in your hand, then you are overeating.
Try to eat organic.
Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day, spacing the water out for maximum hydration: two glasses in morning, one mid morning. Two glasses after lunch, one after dinner, and one before bed. If you are new to the candida diet and experiencing die-off from killing the candida with the diet, then you should drink a half glass of water every hour to purge your system of toxins.
Candida Diet – Don’t Eat
Processed & Packaged meats
Processed oils - label reads partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oils
NUTS & SEEDS
All cheeses including cottage cheese, and hard and soft cheeses
Cow & Goats Milk
Breads (unless wheat, dairy, yeast and Sugar
Cereals (unless wheat, dairy and Sugar
Jams & Jellies
Salad Dressings (unless no added sugar)
Spices with yeast, sugar of additives
Processed Foods (TV. dinners, etc.)
Smoked, Dried, Pickled or Cured Foods
BEANS & LEGUMES
No fermented soy products (i.e. miso, tempeh)
No soy - tofu
Sodas (Diet & Regular)
Teas - Caffeine (except green tea)
Berries (raspberries, strawberries, etc.)
Dried fruits (prunes, raisins, etc.)
Brown rice syrup
Fruit juice sweetened
Raw cane juice crystals
* Stay away from common allergen foods if allergic (citrus fruits, corn, milk, tomatoes, wheat).
· warning: People with allergies and sensitivities related to inflammation associated with candida should consider eliminating a certain family of vegetables related to tobacco:
"Nightshade vegetables include tobacco, tomatoes, potatoes and chili peppers. It is not surprising that these novel foods, being nightshades, were regarded with suspicion at first and were slow to take hold in the European diet. They all contain nicotine in some form, although it may be named solanine (potatoes), tomatine (tomatoes), alpha-solanine (aubergine) or solanadine (chillies and capsicums). It is now apparent that there are groups of people who cannot tolerate nightshades in their diets, wish to avoid them anyway or find that eliminating them helps alleviate a variety of mental, emotional and physical problems. The following groups of people avoid nightshades. People with Arthritis
- Some researchers believe that Arthritis
is misdiagnosed in people who are in fact just suffering joint aches and swelling arising from consumption of nightshades. One in three arthritics react badly to nightshades. These individuals frequently have a sensitivity to the solanine chemicals present in these foods. It can take up to six months of exclusion of nightshades from the diet to achieve a beneficial effect. Macrobiotics - since the 1960s, the macrobiotic diet has recommended avoidance of all nightshades. This proven diet for health and longevity is followed by celebrities such as Sadie Frost, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin of Coldplay and Madonna. Children with eczema - for some children the elimination of nightshades from the diet helps clear eczema, particularly around the mouth. Gastro Esophogal Reflux disease - consumption of nightshade vegetables, particularly tomatoes, can causes a reaction where the stomach contents are pushed back up the esophagus towards the throat with symptoms of heartburn, chest pain, choking while lying down and asthma symptoms when sleeping. Those quitting smoking - some programmes to help people give up cigarettes also recommend giving up nightshade foods in order to completely eliminate low level nicotine intake and consequent re-addiction. Blood group diet - Dr. Peter d'Adamo's Blood Type Diet
recommends people of blood types A and B to avoid all nightshade foods. This represents about half the population of most European countries. Cystitis, lupus, Psoriasis
- giving up nightshades can help relieve symptoms of cystitis, lupus and psoriasis."