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Controversy - who's right? What can you
I can't tell you how many emails I've received since 1996 and which
I've painstakingly answered one at a time. It seems like the above
kind of email comes in at least once a day. I am prepared to write a
long response each time, depending on a person's circumstance. But
honestly, I need to say this to almost everyone who writes for the first
time, so I finally decided it's worth putting my response on my website.
First of all, diet and probiotics are not enough. Probiotics help to
replenish the good bacteria in your system, but you will not recover by just
that. If it were possible, then candida would not be such a big deal, I'd
have no need for a recovery story, health food stores would not have dozens
of products for it, it would not be an epidemic.
Yes, you need probiotics. Nature's Way Primadophilus is an excellent
brand. Take 2, three times a day preferably on an empty stomach.
Diet. You think you can't do the diet? Listen, this is the only "diet" in
the world that lets you eat foods like lasagna and a small dollop of whipping cream on your
sugarless jello. This is a totally do-able diet. You need to understand
that your problem right now is that in spite of HOW you got your candida
condition (i.e. antibiotics, birth control pill, stress, toxicity, etc.), the fact is
that you are FEEDING the candida yeast with foods containing sugar, yeast,
mold, fermentation, vinegar.
And these foods are in practically everything that is in a box or jar.
I know that scares you, especially if you are used to shopping for canned
and boxed goods.
You need to shop differently, indeed, but you do not need to shop
at a health food store or order any special cookbooks.
Understand you cannot have ANY form of sugar on this diet - no glucose,
fructose, NO FRUIT, sucrose, sucralose, splenda, molasses, sugar of course,
brown sugar, molasses, honey, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, corn syrup,
malt, maltodextrin, booze of any kind, liqueur, liquor, vodka, wine, beer,
whatever - none. But NO FRUIT is very key because lots of websites,
doctors, naturopaths, books, will tell you that you can have "one fruit a
day" or "only granny smith apples" or "only berries" or "only bananas". On
the program I was put on I was told NO FRUIT.
** I have received some emails telling me that people have recovered
from candida while including natural sugars like honey and maple syrup, or
fruit, in their candida diet, and if that is the case, lucky you. I
was told in no uncertain terms that I was not to have ANY form of sugar, not
natural or any kind. So if you want to follow the program I was on,
you must avoid natural sugars too. I do not want to argue this
point with anyone who wants to try doing this program using natural sugars.
I didn't eat them and I recovered just fine, and this is MY experience
according to MY doctor, so please don't email me if your doctor said you can
have fruit & natural sugar. Sorry.
There is also the 3 p's - peanuts, pistachios and preservatives. These
are to be avoided.
The other foods - grains (must be whole grains), and vinegar, mold &
fermented foods MUST BE WELL COOKED/HEATED/TOASTED AND EATEN HOT.
So that opens to the door to all and any food that does not contain
That leaves a LOT of food.
all nuts except peanuts and pistachios
all meats except bacon and ham
all veggies, keep starchy ones like potatoes to a minimum
grains - best avoided, but eat whole grains and brown rice and keep them to a minimum
dairy - best avoided, but you can have a little milk, cream, yogurt, butter (even a little whipping cream sweetened
with stevia or artificial sweetner, or stevia, or just vanilla won't harm
all cheeses - best avoided because of the lactose, but tolerated in small
amounts if they are WELL cooked and eaten hot
tomatoes, small amounts in moderation
avocados, small amounts in moderation
breads - best avoided but tolerated in small amounts providing they are well toasted
yeast-containing foods - providing they are well cooked and eaten hot
vinegar-containing foods - providing they are well cooked and eaten hot
mushrooms - providing the well cooked and eaten hot
leftovers - providing they are well heated
tomato juice (in moderation)
shredded wheat cereal (in moderation) (the sugarfree stuff)
triscuits - nuke them first (in moderation)
cashew butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter
all seeds like pumpkins seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.
decaf tea & coffee
decaf and sugarfree sodas (yuck)
Now I want you to re-think the "diet" not as a diet, but as a TEMPORARY
way of eating so that you AVOID FEEDING THE CANDIDA.
And the probiotics are not going to kill the candida or anything, so you
need more than that if you are going to do THIS particular program. You must
stick to 50 gm or fewer of carbs per day. PLAN your meals!!! If you know
you're going to want some popcorn after dinner, and you want some sugarless
chocolate cream pie for dessert - then don't start the day with two pieces
of toast!!! Be SMART about what you eat and PLAN your days and you will
have no trouble with it.
But I digress. What I wanted to say here was that you need a
good "yeast buster" - and caprylic acid is a good product easily available
at health food stores. It's a fatty acid, and you take it with meals, and
the yeast don't like it so they will stay away from what you ingest, and
eventually die of starvation. The Formula SF722 which I took is available
from lots of sources - see my "program" link for
starters (may as well order it from Amazon), and you need TWO PER MEAL no
matter what you hear, see or read about the dosage. Dr. Piller TESTS his
patients for how many they need, and almost everyone tests out at 2 per
meal. Taking more does not speed up the healing process - it also is only a
fatty acid, and the yeast don't like it. Taking more than 2 is just a waste
As for what else * I * took, remember that I was tested by Dr. Piller
in person and I needed support for my parathyroid, my gall bladder, my
ovaries, various other things, but that has nothing to do with you.
You may well also have a sluggish parathyroid, and/or parotid, and/or
any other gland, organ or hormone. I can't help you with this. You need to
find a good naturopath to help you with that. Or learn the basics of
muscle testing and find out for yourself.
Read the info link about the parathyroid, as lots of
people need support for this and don't know it, and it's often the missing
culprit that finally gets a person free of candida once and for all.