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29 July 2015 @ 10:12 am
Vinegar is supposed to be bad for you when you're treating a case of candidiasis, but I have heard recently that a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar a day is not only generally very good for you, it can also help fight candidiasis. Since this community doesn't seem to be very active anymore, perhaps only the maintainer will see this question, but I would be interested to know if anybody has any wisdom on ACV and candididiasis either favorable or unfavorable.
19 January 2013 @ 02:08 am
Hello, I have candida for 5 years. I am doing the diet by myself because I didn't find any help. I am taking antifungicals and probiotics and I do whatever I now can help me. I had infeccions 1 or 2 every month and now seems like I have improve a little bit. Can someone tell me how long can be this process? There is anyone that doing diet has found the cure to the candida? Thank you.
16 November 2011 @ 08:54 pm
Hi...I've had a hard time finding whether or not it is bad to smoke marijuana while trying to rid yourself of a candida overgrowth..I partialy gathered that tabacco is bad for you during treatment of candidiasis...right?  ...but does anyone know about weed? I smoke a lot right now just to feel okay...my whole body hurts...and if I don't smoke a TON of weed, my body pain is about an 8 out of 10. Really high...really painful..I'm on the diet now..and supplements and anti fungals and all that jazz..but i need to know if I need to stick it out and give up the weed or if it's safe to continue smoking it?
18 December 2010 @ 10:22 pm

I started having problems with Candida about 5 years ago, but have now got it pretty much under control. I don't eat any sugar (aside from small amounts of fruit) and don't eat yeast either. By doing this the candida seems to have settled down.

However, I am considering starting taking the contraceptive pill (combined version) but I have read before that this can effect candida. Does anyone have any experience of this? Does anyone here take the pill and still keep their candida under control? I want to get something sorted contraception wise but I don't want the candida back!

Would love to hear anyone's experience/ advice on this matter before I start taking it.

01 December 2010 @ 06:53 pm
I'm new to this community (decided to search for one a few minutes ago!) so I hope it's okay me posting.  I've read all the rules so I'm just going to jump straight in!

I'm 18 years old and have been ill since I was seven with a mysterious illness that I only found out a few years ago to be Candida.
I went on the really strict diet from January 2007/2008 (my memory is awful so can't remember exactly when I found out) and got loads better, lost weight etc. but that summer we went on holiday and got a bit complacent as I was used to feeling good by then so I had a few ice creams etc. so I very slowly got worse again, thought the diet hadn't been working, and continued eating a bit of sugar etc. here and there... spiralled into depression (cliche phraseology but ah.. can't think of other way to say it right now) and went on sugar/wheat binges to make myself ill so I wouldn't have to go to school.

It kept getting worse and worse and although I had a few months here and there of being strict I kept falling by the wayside again..
But a few months ago I decided to be really strict again with the Candida diet, stopped eating most meat (which is stupid considering all the restrictions of the diet already but I still eat beef and a few other things - it's mostly chicken I can't stand) and also went on the "Eat For Your Blood Type" diet, recommended to me by a doctor/therapist person.  I've been eating mostly vegetables, salad (usually spinach and goats cheese), roast vegetables most nights sometimes with bolognese.. that kind of thing.

Sorry for the long preamble but I thought it would be helpful to have a bit of background - might help with answering my question and if I have others in the future I can link here (or if I want to help someone else they can know my history).

So!  My question is, is bad skin a normal side effect of detoxing?
I've always had really clear skin but since being on these strict diets the last few months I've had loads of spots and although my skin has always been dry, it's got even worse.

Not sure how to round this off now so I'll just say I'm really excited about this community!
Much love to everyone on here :)
Thank you!
(Hope I haven't rambled too much)
27 November 2010 @ 09:34 am
I don't know what to think......It took this long (two and a half years) to get seen by someone who specializes in this problem at a 'medicine for sexual health and HIV' at a city hospital. There are only three in total that deal with this kind of issue exclusively outside of central London in England. Apparently this one only got funding in the summer......

I went to see someone who specializes in fungal issues at the hospital and they told me to do nothing but take 150mg fluconazole three times a week for ten weeks!!!! The cultures were coming up that the candida was quite low, which is mind boggling as I have been full of it before in other tests and have not been near a diet for nearly six months. I have been eating really badly as I have been feeling more and more depressed and feeling guilty about which foods I should be eating and which I shouldn't. I was previously having sugar everyday, but hadn't had any for about five days by the time I went to this appointment expecting that they would put me on the diet anyway.

When I asked about diets and stuff like that she said it was all "money making bullshit". This was said directly after I started to tell her the symptoms I was having, that appear on most candida symptoms lists on line. She said they weren't consistent with Candida.

They did a dermographia which involved running something along my back, to see how my skin reacts, apparently I am producing too much histamine. They said if it hasn't improved in three months then I will be given anti histamines......

I was also told that I have vulvodynia as well as the presence of candida. I am on amityptaline for the pain that a gyno gave me three months ago as I was wanting a second opinion after a sexual health doctor wanted to burn off painful parts of remnants of hymen to which I was alarmed. Turns out not doing it was the best thing esp as I found out about the vulvodynia for certain!!! At the hospital they said all they would do for it would have been prescibing Amitryptaline anyway and that the candida is likely to come back at some point even if we manage to suppress it with the anti fungals.

It's quite scary. The only thing I was told was to stay away from refined sugars as much as possible. I am left simply confused!!! When they asked why I had been looking up the diet I told them it was because the doctor who referred me suggested it, to which they shook their heads. They also asked if I have had certain kinds of tests, like from the anus and others, to which I had to say no.

I simply don't know how to react to any of this......
17 September 2010 @ 10:35 pm
Does anybody know if brown-rice pasta is a candida-kosher food? I'm thinking it might be because brown rice is acceptable. At the very least, I would assume it's a substantial improvement over standard wheat pasta.
09 August 2010 @ 01:37 am
i just found out that i have candida, i have been on the diet for a month and got put on herbal antifungals two weeks ago. i seem to be improving. very slowly. but still improving. How long did the healing process take for you?
i made a blog full of recipes that i alter and make candida friendly, please visit it. if you want to


22 February 2010 @ 07:30 pm
I don't know if it's been discussed extensively or whatever, but has anyone heard of/about or tried the RepHresh Pro-B pills?

They're supposed to be taken once daily and balance the yeast/candida/bacteria in your body?

I really want to try it and it's not ridiculously overpriced (about $30 for 30 pills), since I know a lot of cleansing stuff like this usually costs at least over a hundred. But still, has anyone tried it?

I'm hoping to try it soon and kinda just wanted some feedback while also spreading the word (although they've been having commercials for it where I live).

Their website: http://www.pro-b.com/Main/Default.aspx
13 February 2010 @ 09:02 pm
Hey, over the last few weeks I've been experimenting with coconut oil and ground almonds (almond flour). I've fallen in love with these little lemon coconut cakes! The measurements are in tablespoons because I only bake in small amounts. These are the way I like them but the amounts can be changed if you like them sweeter, less sweet, less moist, etc.

8 tablespoons Ground Almonds (I tend to use 7 and add in 1 of soya flour for added protein)
4 tablespoons unsweetened dessicated coconut
2 tablespoons xylitol
2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder
6 tablespoons virgin coconut oil (melted)
6 tablespoons unsweeted soya milk
2 large eggs
1 fresh lemon

Mix the dry ingredients with the grated zest of the lemon.
Add the oil and then the soya milk and mix.
Squeeze the lemon juice into the mixture and mix.
Add in the eggs and mix.

I normally have a tiny taste of the mixture to see if it's sweet enough and add more xylitol if needed. Put them into a greased mini cake tray - I use a small bun tray and find I have just enough mixture to make 12 cakes. Put in a preheated oven at about 175C (fan oven) for around 20 minutes (depending on how brown you like them). Take them out and leave them to cool - they taste better cooler than they do hot.

I take these to work to snack on between meals, they've not upset my candida! I have no idea if anyone not on an anti candida diet would like these - they may not be sweet enough! BTW I am a complete novice when it comes to baking so any improvements welcome :)