Candida Recovery:  My Personal Experience
By Karen Tripp

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My Story

The Program

The Products

Where to purchase

My Recovery Experience

The Diet

More about the Diet -
Typical day's diet

Getting Started

Candida-safe Recipe Collection

Breakfast & Snacks

Carb Counter


The Parathyroid & Other Info

Muscle Testing
(Applied Kineseology)

My Experience with Muscle Testing

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Controversy

Suggested Books

Acknowledgement &
Thanks to the Doctor

Archived Guestbook Entries As of April 1, 2012, the guestbook run by Gear was discontinued.

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Bridget's Story - Toxic Poisoning from Mercury

Krissy's Story - a product called Nopalea brought her back to health and got rid of her candida and fibromyalgia.

Linda's Experience with Alkaline Water

Alternative Proven Cure Testimonial - Traditional Chinese  Medicine (TCM)

Jennifer's Story - Forever grateful

Amy's Story - Cellular Detox Drops

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Candida-Safe Recipe Collection

By Karen Tripp

This recipe page and its links are assembled specifically for those of you who have candida or autoimmune disorders. Thanks for coming here, and you should know that I will be continually adding recipes and links when I find foods that I know you can have on the candida program that I was on.  I realize there is a huge controversy about what is allowed and what is not, but I didn't write this program, I just followed it.  The stricter you can be with yourself, the better off you will be. If in doubt, don't eat it.  Watch for you OWN reactions to foods ... avoid anything that makes you feel worse. Keep a food journal, it will be your saviour if you run into problems.

REMEMBER:  Eggs are allowed (they are not dairy products).  Small amounts of avocado and tomatoes are allowed.  Many foods are "best avoided" but can be tolerated in small amounts and in moderation BUT must be well heated and eaten hot. If you do not understand this, please read further.

And yes, I did include a couple of desserts. Seems there is just not a lot out there about cooking with STEVIA - The cookbooks that I have found are excellent for diabetics, but almost every recipe has something that the candida sufferer cannot have (i.e. fruit) - at least on this version of the diet.

If you find broken links, or recipes that have sugar in them, please notify me. Thanks.









Spice Mixes






Frequently Asked Questions

Other - People who can help & encourage: recipes and information for those with food allergies, write to

The Wheat-Free Page - 32 alternatives for wheat

Carb Counter


On book that I liked while on the program was The Body Ecology Diet, by Donna Gates. Click here you can go directly to the recipe of the month:

I want you to know that Gates' book is similar to Crooks' "The Yeast Connection", insofar as it is very strict about the foods you can and cannot eat.  Dr. Piller's program is significantly easier to master because of the many foods that ARE allowed, providing they are eaten under the proper conditions (i.e. foods containing vinegar must be well heated and eaten hot). Therefore you will see recipes here that contain wheat, dairy, cheese, vinegar, and several other foods that are forbidden on the traditional candida program. I am living proof that this version of the diet works just fine, but I do believe that a large part of the success of the program had to do with the Formula SF-722 product that I took with each meal, as well as the probiotics. If you were to try to recover by diet alone, you would need to go by the strict version and it would take considerably longer. Be sure to read my entire website. 


Click here for Dairy-free and Wheat-free Recipes

(All Links validated May 16, 2016)

Vegetable Soup with Sweet Basil  |  Exceptional Noodle Soup
Curried Red Lentil Soup  |  Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup
Chicken Stock
Swiss Chard Dahl (I love this!)
Real Jewish Chicken Soup  |  Cream of Asparagus Soup
Carrot SoupCream of Tomato Soup
Borscht  |  Yummy Beef or Venison Stew
Chicken Escarole Soup (I would use the swiss chard)
Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup
Gingered Cabbage Soup with Pork & Potatoes
Mexican Meatball Soup | Carrot & Walnut Soup
Chicken Egg Drop Soup | Chicken Noodle Vegetable Soup
  Spinach Garlic Soup 
Artichoke Soup  |  Asparagus Soup
Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Soup
Bare Pantry Potato Soup  |  Cream of Celery Soup(1)  | Cream of Celery Soup (2)
 Celery Soup  |  Garlic Soup  |  Almond Soup  |  Ann's Seafood Chowder


Spice Mixes
These links all worked on August 14, 2013

Chinese Five Spice Powder (01)
Chinese Five Spice Powder (02)
Creole Seasoning  |  Seasoning Mixes
Fine Herbes  |  Salt-free Chili Powder
Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix  |  All Season Salt Blend
Lemon Herb Seasoning Salt Substitute
Steak Seasoning Salt
Gourmet Seasoning Salt
Garlic Herb Seasoning  |  Garam Marsala (Indian)
Emeril's Southwest Seasoning  |  Cajun Seasoning
Chili Powder
Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix
Taco Seasoning Mix
Meat Marinade
Almost Hamburger Helper


Main Courses, Seafood
These links all validated August 14, 2013

Tunisian Snapper
Halibut with Tomatoes and Dill | Baked Fish Nicosia
Parmesan Fish Fillet   Grill Salmon with Avocado Dip
Baked Sea Bass with Potatoes
Baked Swordfish Castillian
Baked Trout 01  |   Poached Salmon
Stuffed Sea Bass
Swordfish with Walnut Thyme Butter
Tarragon Flounder  |  Easy Fried Fish Fillets
Baked Haddock with Spinach and Tomatoes  |  Oven Fried Haddock
Baked Haddock with Oyster Stuffing
Baked Spicy Haddock Fillets  |  Sole Almandine  |  Broiled Fish with Chili Lime Butter
Pine Needles Roasted Mussels
Basa Fillets with Parmesan Crust
Garlic Shrimp Scampi with vegetables over brown rice

Main Courses, Chicken
These links all validated August 14, 201

Chicken Italian Style
Circassian Chicken: Turkish Poached Chicken with Walnut Sauce
Chicken with Avacado Walnut Sauce
Spicy Grilled Chicken and Potatoes
Texicali Chicken | Kentucky Fried Chicken (don't use peanut oil)
Fried Chicken like KFC
Country Fried Chicken | Chicken Vegetable Stew
Garlic Lemon Chicken | Tandori Chicken | Chicken Avgolemono
Almost KFC Spice Mix for Chicken
Country oven-Fried Chicken
Barbecued Garlic Chicken  |  Chicken Marinade
Tandoori Chicken and Couscous | Garlic Fried Chicken
Holy Basil Chicken | Olive Oil Garlic Chicken
Chicken with Caramelized Onions (vinegar allowed if well heated and eaten hot)
Mediterranean Chicken with Eggplant and Tomatoes
40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken
And my favorite:  chicken with 40 cloves of garlic

(These links all validated May 17, 2016)

Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Sugarfree Recipes

Lebanese Yogurt & Cucumber Salad
Roasted Potatoes with Garlic
Cucumbers au Gratin
Quinoa (or Buckwheat) Stuffed Peppers
Turkish Green Beans
Fried Onion Rings
  Steak Fajitas  |  Fajitas
Creamed Potatoes with Spinach and Roasted Garlic
Julia's Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Fresh black-eyed peas with Spinach & Okra
Leftover Potato Pancakes
Chicken in a pot with Eggplant
"Buttermilk" Amaranth Pancakes (use coconut oil, not bacon fat)
Black Bean and Corn Salad

Main Courses, General
These links all worked August 14
, 2013

Herbed Rubbed Pork Chops
Pork & Vegetable Skillet
Lamb Burgers in Pita with Yogurt Sauce
Pecan Pancakes with Grilled Shrimp and Cucumber Salsa
Garlic Greek Sauce
Greek Style Lamb and Eggplant Lasagne
Lasagne Al Forno
Angel Hair Pasta and Stewed Tomatoes
Zuccini Stuffed with Bulgur & Ground Turkey
Christmas Tourtiere (Pork Pie) | Lois Currie's Pasta-free Lasagne
Mediterranean Lamb Burgers


Main Courses, Beef
These links all worked August 14, 2013

Meat Marinade | Lois Currie's Pasta-free Lasagne
Blackened Prime Rib  |  No-Salt Prime Rib
The perfect prime rib recipe
Easy Meatloaf Recipe  |  Quaker Oats Meatloaf
Aromatic Asian Burgers  |  Cyprus Gyro Burger  | Gyros Burgers

Crustless Quiches
These links all validated August 14, 2013

Crustless Chicken and Broccoli Quiche
Crustless Spinach Quiche I  |  Crustless Spinach Quiche II
Crustless Spinach Quiche III
Crustless Asparagus Quiche
Broccoli and Cheese Frittata
Broccoli and Cheese Crustless Quiche

* Cheese may be tolerated if well heated/cooked and eaten hot
* Mold has been known to survive very high temperatures ... so
only include this if you are fairing well with the program in general
and are not lactose intolerant.

These links all validated August 14, 2013

Low-Carb Ketchup
Cornbread III  |  Hot Water Cornbread | Chipeta Spoon Bread
  Karen's Cornbread
Yogurt with Cucumber & Mustard Seeds
Cilantro Lime Yogurt Dressing | Non-dairy Cheese
MayonnaiseRice Milk
Almost wheat-free Pizza Crust
Buckwheat Croquettes (I love these well fried, for breakfast)
Sharon's Favorite Spelt Muffins
Meat Marinade | Fresh Tomato Salsa with Cilantro & Lime
Basic Corn Bread Mix
  Egg Substitutes  | Gluten-free Pancakes
Millet Stew (I would omit mushrooms)
Bisquick  |  Yeast-free Pizza Dough


These links all validated August 14, 2013

Tomato Relish - serve it on Triscuits, or Blue Corn chips, or Rice crackers...
Artichoke Nibblers (These are great, I've been making them for years.)
Green Chili Salsa | Pico de Gallo Salsa
Pico de Gallo Salsa (02)
Walnut and Yogurt Chutney | Non-dairy Cheese
  Roasted/Caramelized Garlic
Creamy Garlicky Ceasar Salad Dressing

These links all worked August 14, 2013

Ginger Ale | Carrot-Celery Juice
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Carrot BlushPopeye's Garden Tonic | Super 8 Stress Reliever
Alma's Strong Carrot Juice Mix
Vegetable 8 | Peppers Galore | Muscle Beach

These links all worked May 17, 2016

Please note that the Stevia that I use is an expensive ($630 per kilo) concentrated white powder. You may have to alter the amount of stevia, depending on the brand you are using. There is a product called Sweetvia which has no aftertaste and is available in single packets. I can vouch for this product; as I have tried it and it is excellent. Note - when this site was created, there was a link to, however that link no longer exists.  I do not know what happened to the original Sweetvia company but a google search will take you to a Turkish website, which can be translated into English with a click.  I do not know if this is the same product or not.

Now - about chocolate.
Ideally, caffeine should be avoided. 
And milk chocolate is generally sweet therefore you definitely cannot have that. If you're going to cheat on this program, you could use dark chocolate and use it VERY VERY sparingly.
The only reason I included recipes with chocolate in them is because most of the people who need to go on thisprogram are attached to their desserts and that is what they find hardest to give up. I know I did. So I found a way to eat a modicum of dessert, including chocolate, that didn't compromise the effectiveness of the program.  If you can go "cold turkey" and completely avoid desserts, more power to you.  But if you "must", and you feel like you will positively die without having desserts, then try the following recipes. Remember, BEST IS TO AVOID them altogether.  I'm trying to make this program do-able so you'll stick with it.  :)

Stevia Canada
Chocolate Cake
Quick Chocolate Pudding
Carob Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate Mousse
Deep Dark Chocolate Pudding using Stevia
Carob Chip Cookies
Chocolate Pudding (using package - do this sparingly)
Chocolate Torte with Chocolate Sauce
Carob Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Carob Chip Oatmeal Cookies, no white flour (these are wonderful)
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Sauce
Tapioca Pudding
Lemon Meringue Pie
"Fudge" (made with gelatin, good chocolate flavor)
Walker's Fine Oatcakes, imported from Scotland, difficult to find in USA
Chocolate Brownies with Sauce (made with Stevia)
Chocolate Brownies (variation) (made with Stevia)
Lemon Cream Meringue Pie or Pudding (made with Stevia - delicious)
Rich Chocolate Tapioca Pudding
Sugarfree Carrot Cake Variation
Vanilla Custard  
Chocolate Cream Pie
Freezer Chocolate Cheesecake

If you love cakes and feel you can't give them up,
try using muffin recipes and substituting the sugar with stevia or Twin*.
Make the entire batch in one cake pan. You'll be surprised what you can create.

* Twin, Equal, Nutrisweet - all these products are made with or from 
aspartame, which is a known health hazard.  Use it at your own risk.


These links all worked May 16, 201

Chili Nuts
Cheesy Oven Fries and other Variations on the Potato
Non-dairy Cheese
Sharon's Favorite Spelt Muffins
Popcorn! Make your own - the store-bought stuff has preservatives (tsk tsk ...)
Trail Mix (make your own!): cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, unsweetened carob chips, sunflowers seeds, etc. 
Blue Corn Chips
Corn Chips
Potato Chips

SAY WHAAAATTT?????  Yes, you can have these providing:
and you CHECK THE INGREDIENTS to make sure there is 
no preservatives, no artificial this or that... 


These links all worked May 17, 2016

Cilantro Lime Yogurt Dressing
Creamy Garlicky Ceasar Salad Dressing
Mustard: use dry mustard with a little water, drop of stevia to sweeten!
Low-Carb Ketchup
Tomato Relish - serve it on Triscuits, or Blue Corn chips, meat or Rice crackers...
Green Chili Salsa | Pico de Gallo Salsa
TsatsikiWorld Famous Guacamole Recipe
Meat Marinade  |  Chef Mom's Guacamole Recipe
The Italian Gourmet Guacamole
Yogurt Salad Dressing

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