Candida Diet Program

WARNING:  The Candida Diet is not for the weak minded !  However, you will loose weight and feel great once you have gotten through the first few weeks.

The Candida diet starts by eliminating different types of foods that contribute to the candida overgrowth; which often leads to a yeast infection problem. Our Candida Cleanse needs to be started along with the diet for maximum effectiveness.

The goal here is to either eliminate these foods completely or remove them from the diet for a temporary period until it can be determined that their contribution to the problem is resolved. If you suspect you may have Candida or if you have been diagnosed with a Candida overgrowth problem; this will help as a guideline. For individuals that have mild candida symptoms, you may want to stay on the diet for 4-6 weeks and then evaluate the effectiveness. Those with moderate candida overgrowth symptoms should be prepared to stay on an elimination diet for up to 3 months and those with severe candida problems should be prepared to stay on the elimination diet for up to 6 months.

An elimination diet all by itself, without the kill phase, will not cure your candida problem. 

For more details on our Candida Cleanse go here. If you need further help or evaluation, Dr. Hank Sloan is available by appointment/phone at his office at

Step 1. Food Elimination

Sugar: Stop eating any food that contains processed sugars, such as sodas, cookies, cake, candy, jams, etc.

Fruit: Remove any Fruit sugars, Honey, Fruit Juices, High fructose corn syrup. Fruit can be reintroduced after 12 weeks.

Processed Foods: White Flour Breads, Pastas and Rice (white).

Simple Carbs: Crackers, Chips, Potatoes.

Fermented Products: Fermented products such as bread, vinegar, soy sauce, alcohol or anything containing yeast.

Fungal Products: Mushrooms, Truffles and cheeses.

Step 2. Cleansing & Food Choice

Drink plenty of water, at least 8 glasses daily.
Start the day with a cup of hot water and lemon juice (there is no need to eliminate lemon juice even though it is a fruit).

Eat plenty of salads with raw salad vegetables such as celery, peppers etc to help detoxification and to help energy.
Eat plenty of nuts daily.  Cashews, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds
A thick vegetable soup made up of any vegetables you like is great during this diet.
Stock up on vegetables that inhibit the growth of Candida:  raw garlic, onions, cabbage, broccoli, turnip, kale

Get your protein from fish, chicken, turkey, lean lamb, and fowl. Cut out fatty red meats for first four weeks as they may strain a weak digestive system.
Eat oils and vinaigrettes as often as needed. 

Eat smaller meals more often.

Chew your food well, digestion starts in the mouth.

Step 3. Re-introduce

When you begin to reintroduce foods back into the diet. Introduce one food per week and note the effects. If a food disagrees then eliminate it.

Keep processed sugars out of your diet. Try to have only 1 whole grain per day.  Stick with a lean, clean protein/vegetable/fruit/nut/legume based diet.   This will add years to your life.


Let us know how the Candida Diet works for you. We always appreciate feedback.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE:   Most people have a Gluten and Casein allergy (Grains and Dairy).  When you start to re-introduce these foods keep in mind that if you have bloating, pain, gas or fullness, you may need to keep the gluten and casein out of your diet more long term.  If the above symptoms return, remember it is probably not a candida problem returning for another attack!  Stay off the Gluten and Casein and see if you feel better within the week. 

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Candida Diet
Do you know if you are suffering from Chronic Candida? It can be very easy to tell. That is why we have developed this important questionnaire.

This questionnaire is designed for adults and the scoring system isn't appropriate for children. It lists factors in your medical history which promote the growth of Candida Albicans (Section A), and symptoms commonly found in individuals with yeast-connected illness (Sections B and C).
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