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You're right that I should add that 30-days is "not typical" -
although Dr. Piller's program usually is successful in 6 weeks or so... he and
his partner agree that my recovery was quicker than usual. But please
remember that I saw this doctor in person and he was able to diagnose
everything that needed help in my body, and candida was not my only
problem, so getting on all the other things that my body needed
definitely helped in my recovery.
Now as far as the "contradictions" go, I can see why you would
Dr. Piller's program says that cheese is allowed if well melted & eaten
hot, breads are allowed well toasted, nuts are allowed, vinegar-containing
foods are allowed if well heated, grains are allowed if well heated &
eaten hot, etc.
Ok, his program allows these foods, but I DID NOT NECESSARILY EAT THEM. I did
more or less what you did... home-grown preservative-free veggies and lots of
meats (organic or not, but no ham or bacon). I only had toast in the
third month (I stayed on the program for 3.5 months to be sure, although I am
fairly sure I was completely candida free in 40 days - judging by my vagina
condition, which was my major symptom).
But in the first couple of months I was VERY STRICT with myself, I did not
take any chances. For example, I know the vinegar-containing products
could be eaten if well heated, but I always wondered... "how
heated?" so I never took a chance. I do not like toast, I even hate
the smell of it. So when he told me bread had to be "well
toasted", forget it. I hate toast. But by the third month tomatoes were
in full season in my garden and I was ready to try them... and I did, on an
open-faced toasted piece of bread with some homegrown basil & homemade
mayo. It was a treat.
As far as dairy, Dr. Piller's program allows it, in moderation and in small
quantities. Personally I do not condone the human consumption of dairy.
I am allergic to dairy, never mind not liking the taste of it. I do not
eat it. So if a recipe says you can have a cheese sauce or whatever, you
can - but I didn't eat everything that is on my recipes page. In fact I ate
hardly anything that is on my recipes page because I didn't find those recipes
until years after my own recovery. It was summer when I was on the diet,
and I ate nothing but veggies from my garden and meats. Oh and I did eat
nuts too, a little, but not peanuts or pistachios. I might have had
cashews or almonds, but nuts are not my favorite foods. I found that I could
experiment with cooking with them, like have cashews with my chicken stir fry,
or crushed almonds in my cake, but in general I'm not a nut lover.
I did make an unusually speedy recovery and it's probably because I was very
strict with myself, mostly due to paranoia. I was feeling great
immediately after giving up sugar - it was the FIRST time in my life I had
ever had sugar-free days. It was THE single best investment in my health I had
I did NOT go back to eating "normally" when I recovered. At
that point, sugar was out of my system and I did not crave it. The taste
of sugar made me ill - and paranoid too. It was a long while before I
ate regular sweets again, but I did eventually go back to them. But
"normal" took on a whole new meaning. I never eat chocolate poptarts
and hot chocolate for breakfast anymore - I think nothing of eating a stir fry
for breakfast, or a salad or soup or reheated leftovers. I STILL do
that, and it's been many years since my recovery. I have an entirely
different set of eating habits than I had back then.
So if I seem contradictory, I apologize, and maybe I should make my site a
little more clear. But it's been there since 1995 or '96 or so and only a few
people have written to tell me I am contradictory. Usually I explain the
situation and people get it. Maybe my website
isn't clear. I don't know. But it has helped a lot of people
and given them hope. I had been suicidal when I first met Dr. Piller, so I
know full well how people feel when they are reaching rock-bottom and they get
some HOPE from my site.
IT IS NOT INTENDED TO GIVE FALSE HOPE, in fact if I felt I was giving false
hope, I would not have a site in the first place. Do not forget that this is
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE and no one can take that away from me. It's a
spoken-from-the-heart true story and I have nothing - and I mean nothing - to
gain by sharing this with the world. I get over 10,000 emails a year,
questions, comments, thank-you's, etc., which I take very seriously and answer
conscientiously. I do not take kindly to those who bad-mouth or
criticize me because this is just MY experience and like I said, no one can
deny me that. I feel very bad that you feel I'm giving a false sense of
hope, but there are hundreds of people who have benefited from finding my site
and contacting Dr. Piller in person, and getting on the road to recovery (some
of whom who have signed my guestbook). I always always always tell
people there is no substitute for finding a qualified & reputable
naturopath, and encourage them to follow the program under the guidance of a
good doctor or naturopath rather than trying to do it on their own.
The "typical day of eating" page I have not looked at in so long
that I forget what is there, but in general I did not eat toast, but I put
that page there so that those who are 'addicted' to bread/toast can know that
it is allowed on this program, if eaten under the proper conditions. Me,
I gave up bread altogether and have had but a few slices between 1995 and now.
You can't possibly know how many thousands of people out there who have
candida cannot BEAR the thought of "giving up" bread. So if
you let them have one slice of toast a couple of times a week, at least they
feel they can do the program and it makes it do-able.
My recommendation is to do the diet as strict as you can stand it, and to use
toast or melted cheese or heated this or that... as a TREAT.
Without Dr. Piller's program and encouragement, I would NEVER have done the
diet in a million years and I would have committed suicide long before now due
to the depression and frustration of living with yeast. His program is
do-able and that makes it possible for people like me.
If you can do nothing but organic meat and veggies for several months at a
time, more power to you.
But I needed more than that.
And by the way, this is not MY program and I should not have to justify it to
ANYONE. It's Dr. Piller's program and he has a 95% success rate with it.
I am but ONE of his many recovered patients.
You don't have to believe a word I say, and you can argue about the program
all you want, but Dr. Piller is highly reputed and he's really the one you
should discuss it with.
My website is just MY experience.