Anyone Ever Hear or Try the Candida Diet

Updated on October 08, 2009
J.K. asks from Rutherford, NJ
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I have been suffering from very bad eczema on my hands for years. the dermatolgist just keeps giving me steroids. i have stopped using them b/c it's been years of steroids and I know they are not good to keep using. So then someone told me I might have too much yeast in my body and that is the cause. The candida diet is supposed to eliminate yeast but it seems really hard to follow, i'm hoping someone out there has tried it with success!

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S.L.

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Don't know about the diet but I HIGHLY recommend trying organic rose hip seed oil, a good quality one. It completely controls my eczema and is so much after than medicated creams. It can be hard to find but I get mine at norabloom.com

Maybe this in combination with the diet will work for you.

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A.K.

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I would definetly try the diet and you have been given good advice here already. What I would also start on is ThreeLac from the internet (http://www.candidasupport.org/) or I think they also have it at the Vitamine Shoppe. I would also buy something called Saccharomyces Boulardii, which is a friendly yeast that also helps fighting the unfriendly yeast. In addition, make sure you get enough omegas into your diet and as a supplement, that should help your skin to heal.
All the above should help you to see quicker results than just being on the diet. Please be warned that initially you might feel worse, that is so-called die-off of the yeast. It only means you are starting to see results and will be feeling better soon!

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R.R.

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J.,

In 2006 my digestive system crashed. I was able to urinate but couldn't deficate (for lack of better word)for over a month. I was in agony and looked 5 months pregnant. Everything the doctors (I saw about 5 gastros) gave me I tried and it all failed until my friend suggested I had candida (yeast, something most Western doctors don't believe in and won't treat). In addition to the severe constipation I had a rash on my face and acne like symptoms on my chest. I started suffering from infertility and my immune system was shot (my CD4 count was that of an HIV patient, my body wasn't ridding of any toxins). It was a very low point in my life.
I decided to try the yeast diet because I had nothing to lose at that point. I found a lot of support on http://www.yeastconnection.com/
Within 6 (tough) weeks of being on the diet and with the aid of probiotics, my digestion returned to normal, my skin became perfect again and I felt healthy. I have no doubt that this is what saved me.
Feel free to send me a personal message if you want to discuss this in more detail.
Best of luck.

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L.W.

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Hi J....
Yes, my husband has been on the candida diet. Started in 1995 (we spent 8 months trying to find an MD who would dx him correctly...he lost something like 70 lbs. in that time), followed it religiously for probably 4 years, and slowly began adding yeast foods back in (beer, pizza, regular pasta, milk, etc.). It did WONDERS - he didn't have eczema, but rather had sterilized his digestive tract with 6 antibiotics in 10 weeks in an effort to get rid of a sinus infection. This led to light-headedness, dizziness, etc. to the extent that he didn't drive a car, or do much more than go to work (and we actually got him working from home for about 2 years, because he could then nap when he needed to, and still put in an 8 hour day...).
Is it easy? Sort of - a lot easier now (you can actually FIND all the foods in a regular grocery store like Price Chopper now, instead of finding a health food store) than in 1995 when we were dealing with it. Processed foods are pretty much out, but I learned to make a good stir fry quickly, brown rice pasta tastes fine if you put sauce on it (just don't over cook it! watch it carefully, because you have about 1 minute to get it out of the water or it turns to paste!), and, in the long run, I think we are better eaters now because of it. (I learned a lot of quick and easy meals to prepare that weren't processed..) The hardest part is that first shop when you are learning what brands don't put added sugar in sauce (Price Chopper brand!), vinegar in salsa (Chili's), etc. (And you still have to check packages regularly, because they WILL change ingredients on you!
We slowly added things back into DH's diet, and now, for the most part, he can eat what he wants. If he has too much yeast, though (pasta for lunch, pasta for dinner, or lots of bread for lunch and dinner...), he feels a little more light headed, and he cuts back for a few days, and things clear up again. It's definitely worth a try - I'm pretty sure it at least saved our marriage, if not his life when he started it.

L.

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S.H.

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I recently did a series of interviews with experts on the subject of candida. It's not online yet--got one more interview to do before it goes live--but if you email me I will send you notification when it's ready.

A lot of the candida diets simply are not effective enough. Definitely cut out sugar and dairy and grains though. Never mix fat and carbs. Fat traps sugar in the blood stream creating havoc. Candida can be eliminated within 48 hours if you do it right. There is not need for it to take months on end of torturous dieting.

My email is [email protected]____.com.

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D.S.

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Hi J.,
I know nothing about the candida diet but have suffered with severe eczema for 15+ years and was also on steroid on and off for all that time. Almost 2 years ago I joined Melaleuca and after 3 months of their products I was completely symtem free. They have a lotion called Renew. For me it was a combination of the lotion, dish liquid, children's bath products to bathe my son with, and hand and shower soaps. Also the laundry line is great. They are all natural and chemical free. Their prices are no more than you would spend in the supermarket. I would love to share more. Please email me @ [email protected]____.com or send me your # to call you. I can't promise you anything but I can tell you it worked for me and I am no longer suffering from this annoying condition. Best of luck, D.

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L.

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Hi J.,
I haven't even heard of that diet.
Have you heard and/or tried Renew lotion (natural and safer)? It works for so many with severe eczema.
Good lcuk
L.
http://www.yes2saferworld.com

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A.R.

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Hi - I know you already got a lot of responses but I was hoping to just add a little bit. I highly recommend you use a nutritionist who specializes in candida elimination. My husband and I both had health problems years ago and following a candida diet along with proper supplementation relieved us of all our health issues. The nutritionist we used is in NYC - Dr. Biamonte - he is extremely knowledgeable and you will get amazing results. I felt so unbelievable for so long that it was worth every dime. This particular dr. does not have a good bedside manner but he gets the job done. You won't believe how wonderful you start to feel!

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J.F.

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Hi J.,

I have gone through a candida cleanse of sorts. I used Candex, which is supposed to be good for cleansing the body of excess yeast. I also take probiotics, one of which is over the counter and called AZO Yeast. While it markets itself as healing and preventing vaginal yeast infections it has a probiotic base. In addition I have essentially cut out refined sugar and I do feel a difference. I did not have eczema, but I have had sinus issues and I had itching around the anus and vagina. That has stopped, and the sinus issues are abating.

It can't hurt to try. Good Luck!

J.

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R.Q.

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I haven't tried the candida diet, but know many who have and had good results from it. This diet may benefit you some, however be aware that there are many causes for eczema and often it has nothing to do with the overabundance of candida in your gut ;-) My daughter, for example, gets severe eczema (among other reactions) when she consumes soy in any amount. She will also get smaller eczema patches on her face when she exceeds her threshold for dairy products. When her diet is clean of both, her skin is beautiful. So if the diet doesn't work for you, don't stop there, try doing an elimination diet, removing certain foods (dairy, gluten, soy and eggs are major causes for eczema, but it could be anything) from your diet completely (any cheats/mistakes and you start over). Once your skin clears up test the foods one at a time and see which one was the cause of your eczema.

The best way to think about any elimination style diet (candida diet included) is to think about all the thing you CAN eat, not what you can't. Make a list of good foods (broccoli, carrots, turnips, spinach, chicken, fish, etc) and post it on your fridge. If you need more add a couple of dish names for each (Chicken&Broccoli stir fry, Tomato&cucumber "smoothie"; veggie chips, celery w/ nutbutter, etc) so you don't have to think about what you're going to eat when you are hungry, just grab something on the list.

Oh and get the really tempting food & snacks out of the house before you start your diet ;-)

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D.D.

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Its not too hard to follow, my brother was on the diet years ago due to a blood infection following a car accident...you just have to be strict with your food intake. most foods are available in grocery stores but you may have to hit the natural foods stores as well. good luck!

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Z.F.

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J.
lots of good advice from other Moms here.
My two cents, I tried this many years ago, and it worked for me. Food has a lot of influence on our system and our gut is so very important.
Bottom line, it is worth a try.

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