Candida Diet by Michele Carelse
An initial detox diet will ensure, along with our Candidate Formula will ensure that the levels of systemic Candida are significantly reduced. Thereafter, a maintenance program should be followed to keep Candida permanently at bay. Remember that Candida thrives on all sugars and refined carbohydrates and it is only by controlling your intake of these foods that you will beat systemic Candida. By following this candida diet, you will not only be able to control Candida levels in your body, but you will also be amazed at the amount of energy you have. Your skin will clear, your eyes will sparkle and you will even lose weight, despite the fact that you need never go hungry! Many people find that the Candida diet helps to clear joint and back pain, balance sugar levels and blood pressure, control cholesterol and relieve symptoms of depression – all without medication! This is because by reducing Candida overgrowth in the body, the immune system is able to function properly for the first time in years, allowing the body to heal itself!
Some Important Points
When following the Candida diet, you must make sure that your blood sugar levels are kept at an acceptable level by eating a substantial breakfast, lunch and supper. If you find that your energy level is low or you are experiencing dizziness while on the Candida diet, it is probably due to low blood sugar. If this happens, simply add a mid-morning and mid afternoon snack. Please remember to drink lots of water in order to assist the elimination of toxins from your body. After a few days of detoxing, some of your symptoms may become worse and you could also experience headaches. This is quite normal and part of the detoxification process. It will improve after a few days and you will begin to feel healthier than you have felt for years! The Candida diet should be followed for 4 weeks, followed by a maintenance program as outlined.
You may not use sugar in any form – this includes sucrose (cane sugar), glucose and fructose (fruit sugar). Lactose (milk sugar) to be kept to a minimum.
Foods Allowed on Candida Diet
Chicken, fish, meat roasted/grilled or steamed)
Rye Vita (contains no yeast)
Rye Bread (no yeast or wheat)
Rice, potato or rye flour
Corn or soy flour
all veggies fresh or frozen – no tinned food
Oats, maize (corn) meal,
Dairy-milk 125ml per day
Sweet / normal potatoes
Plain Bulgarian yogurt-125ml (no sugar!)
Brown rice (no white rice)
Low fat cottage cheese (no sugar!)
Onions / garlic (unless sensitive)
Soy / Rice milk
Walnuts, cashews, hazel,
pecan, coconut & macadamia
One fruit per day (no melons or grapes) Make sure that fruit is not bruised.
Herbal teas eg Rooibos
Foods Allowed Weekly
(only one item of each)
1 rice cake with carob or yogurt topping
Wheatbix (sugar free)
tomato paste Soft goat cheeses e.g. Camembert, feta or goat
Foods allowed twice a week (only one item of each)
Tinned tuna or Salmon in spring water
Spices eg. curries, chillies (avoid if allergic)
Foods to Avoid on Candida Diet
Anything containing yeast
Pickled, smoked or processed meat, fish (including cold meats, & vacuum packed foods)
White wheat flour or pastry flour
Gluten flour, flake cereals, semolina,
Cream of wheat, pasta – white
All vinegars and vinegar products (chutney, mayonnaise, salad dressing etc)
Cheese, fermented or processed eg. Cheddars, feta from dairy or other hard cheeses
All forms of alcohol
Fruits – melons or grapes or any fruit and vegetables that shown any signs of bruising or mold.
Honey and other natural sweeteners.
Sugar and anything containing sugar
Peanuts, peanut butter and pistachio
All teas and coffees, except herbal teas
All fruit juices (drink still mineral water instead)
Typical Meals Would Include
(omit foods your are allergic to. Eat as much as you want)
Porridge – Oats, maltabella (regular) or Mealie (corn) meal. Rice cereal (infant food)
Rye vita / yeast free bread / rice cakes
Avo / cottage cheese / egg / tomato
LUNCH / DINNERS
Salads eg. potatoes, greens, rice, beans (include as many different ingredients as possible)
Meat, fish, chicken (roasted / grilled / steamed)
Lentils, pulses, legumes-soups, etc.
All vegetables-steamed and to include pumpkin, squash, butternut
salads/stir fries/soups-chicken & veggie soup
yeast free bread/rye vita/rice cakes
Avo / tomato / cottage cheese / tuna / cold chicken
After the initial four weeks detox, you can slowly re-introduce foods from the “Foods to avoid list”, but, please remember to use them in moderation.
The foods to continue avoiding, or using with caution are:
Sugars, white flour, fruit juices, dried fruits, prepared breakfast flakes including muesli, alcohol, vinegar and foods containing yeast.
Michele Carelse is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who has formulated a wonderful line of all natural herbal and homeopathic remedies, including a formula for clearing candida & yeast.
Candida and Yeast Infections