Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: In the Beginning: Preparation
Chapter 2: Hunger and Weight Loss
Chapter 3: The Detox
Chapter 4: The Diet, Stage 1
Chapter 5: The Antifungals
Chapter 6: Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs
Chapter 7: Digestion, Indigestion, and Depression
Chapter 8: Natural & Commercial Probiotics
Chapter 9: Candida’s Connection to Food Allergies
Chapter 10: Candida albicans: Immunity and Stress
Chapter 11: The Diet, Stage 2 and 3
Chapter 12: Recipes and Making a Change
The information offered here is a Candida treatment diet and treatment protocol consisting of specific foods that have been tested for use on a Candida diet and supplements. This is not part of a medical procedure which includes any treatments other than a diet and supplements. If you have specific problems which may require the assistance of a medical professional, then it is up to you to seek these treatments as they are not a part of this diet. We are not medical professionals, and therefore we do not have the authority to advise anyone on a treatment which is defined as a medical procedure. All we can do is to offer our own individual experiences and the research and experiments that we’ve conducted or bothered to research. If you know or believe that you need medical help, then please seek the consultation of a registered medical professional.
The Diet, Stage 1
The Diet: After the initial detox period has ended for you, you’ll be ready to start the Candida Diet; this is the part of the treatment that you will likely be on for a very long time. More protein in the way of eggs every day, and chicken and/or fish are acceptable a few times a week for extra energy if they are truly needed, preferably organic but we understand that this is not always possible.
The Diet Stage: Designing a Candida Diet
It’s important to understand why certain foods on the diet and others are not; knowing these facts can make it just a little easier to do what is necessary to accomplish your goal.
Choosing a good diet isn’t just a matter of finding foods that the Candida cannot feed on, there are several other factors which have to be taken into account. To explain how food on a workable Candida diet is chosen, you need to cover specific aspects that are necessary when choosing a safe Candida protocol which includes a strict Candida diet. When choosing the foods that are part of a Candida diet, you have to consider certain factors which support the ultimate goal of a Candida diet, some of these aspects are described below.
- To prevent feeding the Candida and at the same time avoid excess weight loss.
- To obtain as many nutrients as possible from the diet for the purpose of rebuilding good health which includes repairing and supporting the adrenals, rebuilding the immune system, and preventing further damage to both.
- To include lots of anti-inflammatory foods in order to minimize the effects of *leaky gut syndrome which will often accompany a Candida overgrowth.
So each time you consider adding another food item to a Candida diet, you have to ask yourself the question; does this food have at least one of the attributes needed for a workable Candida diet and even if it does, does it present a potential problem which may interfere with the treatment?
If a food item has one of the rarer attribute, and it’s a powerful and strong provider of that attribute, but it also has a small potential for causing a problem, then the food is probably going to end up as a test food on the diet because of the rareness of the attribute. Most of the prebiotics on the Candida diet foods list are examples of this.
Some foods may have none of the attributes named, but have the potential for being problematic to your treatment; this is one reason so many foods do not appear on the strict diet.
The foods on the list have all been tested and researched and in the end, found to be safer for a Candida treatment than other foods that do not appear on the list. We all need to eat every day, but we can reduce the chances of aggravating the Candida or prolonging the treatment by being as careful as possible with the foods we choose to eat.
A Note About the Leaky Gut Syndrome
Leaky gut syndrome cannot be completely healed until the population of the Candida has been reduced to a minimum, so the best you can hope for in the meantime is to minimize the inflammation and other effects by choosing the correct foods, provide as many natural probiotic foods as possible in order to restore the balance of the flora in the intestines and colon; and providing prebiotic food sources in order to supply food for the beneficial bacteria. This diet includes lots anti-inflammatory foods as well as prebiotic food sources which should be ingested as often as possible in order to feed and sustain the population of the flora.
Foods that can be eaten throughout your treatment are shown below. It’s recommended that (3) different vegetables are eaten at least 3 to 4 times a day and at least one vegetable with snacks. Remember that vegetables serve as prebiotics, or food for the beneficial flora, so you’ll need to eat lots of these every day to allow the bacteria to survive and reproduce.
|Endive||Garlic4||Green bell peppers|
|Lettuce||Mustard Greens||Okra (non-breaded)|
|Olives (packed in ACV only)||Onions4||Radish|
|Rutabaga2||Rhubarb||Sauerkraut (fermented & free of distilled vinegar)|
|Sprouts (green)||Swiss chard||Turnip|
- A good source of Inulin
- A strong antifungal
- No more than 1x a week.
- Inulin source
As a prebiotic, Inulin fiber encourages the growth of healthy intestinal bacteria which naturally allows the population of flora to be reestablished in the intestines. Most vegetables contain at least a small amount of Inulin, those vegetables which are known for their Inulin amounts are pointed out.
- Lemon and lime water
- 100% Chicory Coffee – Preferably Organic
- Dandelion Root tea – Preferably Organic
- Nettle Leaf tea; this tea is part of the protocol, especially during the early stages of your treatment.
After one full month on the diet, you can test unsweetened pure coconut milk. This is available with as little as 0 to 4 grams of sugar per serving and containing only 2 grams of carbohydrates per one cup. A lot of people cannot handle coconut milk in just a month’s time, but many others can; just start with a low amount and watch for negative reactions, and if you receive even one negative reaction, stop drinking it and wait at least another month before testing again.
Organic eggs can be started during the first week of the diet and can serve as one of your main sources of protein while on the diet. Of course, you’ll want to use at least a few of the protein sources below for obvious health benefits.
If you do not go through a detox or cleanse period before starting the diet, the limit for organic eggs during the first week of the diet is 1 or 2 eggs a day. If you did a detox/cleanse, or during the second week of the diet, the limit can be set by you according to your protein needs. Please keep in mind that any food can mistakenly be overeaten, and this may cause eventual problems. Common sense is really all you need to gauge your intake of all foods; if you feel uncomfortable or worried about the amount of a specific food you’ve just eaten, then you’ve probably eaten too much.
Organic Hemp Seeds-Protein Source
Benefits: Ground, organic hemp seeds can be used as a good protein source, they strengthen the immune functions and act as a bulk-forming laxative therefore they’re generally able to prevent or help with constipation. They are also used for treating atherosclerosis, eczema and attention deficient-hyperactive disorder. NOTE: Some people have good results with getting hemp protein powder as well because of the cost savings. I have not tried it personally, but it may suit you.
Sprouted Organic Chia Seed Powder
Chia seeds are not only a welcome protein source on the diet, but they contain many other health benefits. Other than being a healthy protein choice, one of the main reasons that they’re beneficial on a Candida diet is the fact that they are high in essential fatty acids which is good news if you’re on a Candida treatment. They can also raise your good cholesterol (HDL) and lower the bad (LDL). But the best reason to eat chia seeds on the diet is their protein content. Being a healthier choice as a protein source than animal protein, chia seeds are 23% complete protein, and a complete protein source is not easy to find among non-animal protein sources. NOTE: Chia powder is a better choice than the seeds because if seeds have been germinated or made into a powder, then it’s much easier for your body to absorb the available nutrients. Germination normally increases the amount of nutrients as well as the enzymes in the product, and of course the powder is easier to digest than are the actual nuts.
Spirulina is a fresh water cyano-bacteria containing a huge 60% protein content, which means that spirulina beats both red meat (27% protein) and soy (34% protein). Another positive factor about spirulina is that research shows that 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of spirulina contains the same nutrients found in about 2205 pounds (1,000 kgs) of assorted vegetables.
To be certain that you obtain the highest quality form of spirulina, look for the scientific name “Arthrospira platensis“ on the container.
Arthrospira indicates the ability to obtain energy through photosynthesis. Platensis refers to the form of spirulina which is grown in Africa, Asia and South American.
NOTE: Since it’s a strong antifungal, spirulina can cause a large amount of die-off toxins to be released in your body, and therefore may cause rather severe die-off symptoms. Because of this you should start with a very small amount and be very careful about what you are taking along with the spirulina, and you should definitely be taking Molybdenum Amino Acid Chelate before you begin using spirulina.
Chlorella is actually an algae, and spirulina is a cyano-bacteria. The other differences are chlorella is about 60% protein where as spirulina is about 90% protein. However, chlorella is significantly higher in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll can cleanse and rebuild the blood, contains immune building properties, and chlorophyll helps to balance the blood sugar and reduce cravings for sweets. Chlorella also has a mild laxative effect and is good for binding and removing heavy metals. The most beneficial form of chlorophyll is Yaeyama Chlorella.
OPTIONAL: Chicken – Fish
After you have been on the diet for 12 full days, you can choose to add one serving of either organic chicken or fish to your diet. You should have this choice only one time during a seven day period.
The following week you can add the other item during another seven day period. This means you will have the fish and/or the chicken during the week a total of two times in a seven day period.
Continue with this plan, having only two servings of these two animal protein choices per week during the first month of stage one of the diet. Remember that if you choose to do so, you can continue to eat organic eggs during this period and use the other protein sources named in the diet information above. The reason for eating only two servings this early in your treatment is to reduce the amount of ammonia released from the animal proteins.
Organic Chicken Only
If you are eating chicken which is non- organic, you’ll be ingesting both hormones and antibiotics which will make it much more difficult to bring your infestation under control. Chicken should be eaten no more than once a week if you have fish, or twice if you do not have the fish. If you wish to do so, you can substitute turkey or Cornish hen for the chicken at any time, but you really need to purchase organic brands, otherwise you’re just going to sabotage yourself as far as your progress on the treatment is concerned.
Pork and beef should not be eaten at any time during your treatment because of the amounts of ammonia released from the proteins. Eating red meat and pork will only allow the environment of your intestines to become more hospitable for the Candida that are living there.
Fish which are, “Young, sustainable, and certified by MSC” such as the fish marketed online by Vital Choice is the preferred type of fish on a Candida diet. Generally speaking, the younger the fish, the less chance of mercury being built up in the fish.
The following link contains a list of fish and the amount of mercury they contain:
- Pure Sea Salt (Preferably Himalayan Salt)
- Black pepper
- Apple cider vinegar (Raw and with the mother. I like Bragg’s the best. ACV will also help your digestion)
- Apple cider vinegar mustard (after the first two weeks on the diet)
Vanilla (bean only)
There are other herbs which can be eaten on the diet, but these seem to be some of the most-used herbs.
Do not use or take any type of herb which contains berberine. These include; Oregon grape, goldenseal and barberry. Berberine destroys the flora in the intestines, and without reestablishing the flora population, you will not cure your infestation.
Homemade Kefir & Yogurt
Three to four weeks from the day you actually start the diet (depending on how your treatment has progressed at the time as well as the degree of your die-off symptoms), you could test a natural probiotic, specifically homemade kefir or homemade yogurt only. If you start one of these at that time, you should definitely use homemade products and not a commercially purchased yogurt or kefir. No matter which you start first, eat only 2 or 3 bites on both the first and second day. On the third day, if you have no reactions from your choice of natural probiotic, you could add two more bites. Continue to increase the amount by one teaspoon every day until you reach the amount with which you wish to continue; this can be up to 2-3 cups of yogurt and/or up to a quart a day of homemade kefir. The amounts depend on your size and needs, of course.
DO NOT ADD KEFIR OR GREEK YOGURT TO YOUR DIET DURING THE SAME WEEK THAT YOU BEGIN TAKING AN ANTIFUNGAL OR COCONUT OIL.
One month later, you can test commercially purchased organic non-sweetened kefir (Lifeway Greek Kefir is preferred) and plain unsweetened Greek yogurt (without fruit). Greek yogurt brands are Fage and Oikos among others. NOTE: If you receive any reactions whatsoever other than die-off symptoms, please discontinue the use of the commercial product and wait another month to try it. Many people have problems with commercial products such as these and are not able to handle them properly until much later in their treatment.
Remember that homemade yogurt or kefir will always contain a higher level of quality and benefits than will a commercially manufactured form.
Choose only one of the foods below after being on the diet for two to three full weeks depending on your progress.
This first group of foods represents the high fiber food group acceptable for the diet. You can bake with these or, the oat bran and buckwheat can be used as a cereal. Amazon carries most if not all of these.
All of the foods below are test foods (see explanation below) not because they’re potential food for the Candida, but because some people may exhibit a reaction of a different type to the foods.
- Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour
- Bob’s Red Mill Oat Bran Hot Cereal
- Bob’s Red Mill Rice Bran (flour)
- Bob’s Red Mill Buckwheat Products
- Soba Noodles “Soba” is the Japanese word for “buckwheat.”
*Other brands of the above products are acceptable if you’re sure of the quality and ingredients. Most if not all of the foods above can be found on Amazon.
Safety: A lot of people will question the safety of some of the foods above. Let me explain why these foods are important to your diet.
Oat bran hot cereal and brown rice bran flour can be tested after two to three full weeks on the diet and are beneficial because they are high quality prebiotics which feed the beneficial bacteria, plus the extra calories help to prevent excess weight loss which is almost always a problem during a Candida treatment. I know most of you are saying you want to lose weight, but not this much weight.
Coconut flour can be used after two weeks on the diet because it’s not harmful to the treatment; it contains healthful nutrients, and offers quality calories which can help to stop access weight loss.
Buckwheat can be tested after two weeks on the diet because it isn’t a grain but rather a plant seed which does not feed the Candida but contains high quality fiber which acts as a prebiotic; it contains needed nutrients, high-biological-value proteins and prevents extra weight loss.
Recipes: You can find recipes online for breads using coconut flour as the main ingredient. One of my favorites is to mix the coconut flour with oat bran, rice bran, or buckwheat for a bread recipe which will contain a good source of prebiotics. For the most part, these recipes are safe for the diet, just be sure to check the ingredients carefully and if an ingredient is not on the diet, then you should avoid it.
Test Foods: The first time that you try a test food you should have only two bites. This amount is important since you’re going to be watching for any type of reaction from the food.
The second day providing you’ve had no reactions at all, you can have three bites.
If on the third day, you have not experienced any reactions at all, you can eat ½ to 3/4 of a cup, however, each time you eat the food you should watch for reactions since food allergies can develop at any time if you have Leaky Guy Syndrome. If allergic reactions occur, you should stop eating the food immediately and do not attempt to eat it again until much later in the treatment or until you have reduced the size of your infestation.
There are exceptions to all rules, especially this one. If your leaky gut has caused so many allergies that you have a problem finding foods that you can eat, you may need to continue to test foods more often in order to include more foods in your limited diet.
OTHER FOODS ALSO INTRODUCED TWO TO THREE WEEKS INTO THE DIET
- Coconut flour bread
- Condensed coconut cream also called coconut manna
- Organic Raw Stevia containing inulin or FOS if possible.
- Coconut Amino Acids
- 100% Stevia Extract Powder Do Not use these processed fake stevia brands
*One of the biggest mistakes that people on a Candida diet make is forgetting to check the ingredients of any food they purchase. Learn to always check the ingredients on any label.
*If you receive a Candida-type symptom or other strong reactions to any test food now or later, you should stop having it immediately. If you believe the reaction is die-off related, you can lessen the amount and try again in a few days. If you believe it’s an allergic or Candida related symptom, you can try again in several weeks.
DO NOT TRY ALL OF THE ABOVE FOODS AT ONE TIME
Choose just one food item to start very slowly; just a few bites the first and second day and slowly work up to more. You can add another food on the list in about two weeks.
NOTE: As you see, there are quite a number of foods that can be added or tested two weeks after starting the diet. However, this doesn’t mean that you should add all of these at one time, but choose one that you’d like to test and add it to your diet. Follow the directions for testing the food and after you’re certain that you are not going to receive any type of reaction from the food, you can try a different food item. The test should last approximately 7 or more days before adding another item of food.
About Antifungals: About a week after starting the diet, providing your die-off symptoms are not too severe, you can add an antifungal to your treatment. There are several good antifungal supplements available as well as whole-food sources, but my suggestion for your first one is virgin coconut oil; first because it’s considered a whole-food source instead of just another antifungal supplement, and a small amount, such as a teaspoon, can be started immediately after completing the detox period when you start the diet. In addition to supplying extra calories on the diet, which you will eventually need, it will also add a beneficial factor to the environment of the good bacteria which you will need to reestablish as you advance on your treatment. I chose the antifungals below because I believe they are safer than other choices.
Choices of Antifungals are:
- Virgin coconut oil
- CFort10 Undecenoic acid
- Fresh garlic and/or garlic pills containing allicin
- Caprylic acid
- Oil of oregano
If you take the following two antifungals, you should take one at a time and alternate them every two weeks: Oil of Oregano and Caprylic Acid
You can start taking one antifungal of your choice around two weeks after you started the detox period, then in two weeks exchange that one for another one unless you chose coconut oil. If so, you can simply add a second antifungal to your regimen providing your die-off symptoms are well under control. If you do not alternate the two antifungals shown above every two weeks, the Candida albicans may adapt to one that is used for an extended period.
The most useful and powerful antifungals are whole food sources such as virgin coconut oil, Brussels sprouts, and rutabaga. The one exception to a whole food source is CFort10. You can combine any or all of these over time depending on your die-off symptoms, or you can alternate any of them when the die-off is too strong for all of them at one time which is often the case, especially in the beginning of the diet and protocol.
I also recommend taking Probacto Probiotics when you are taking CFort10. You can find out more about why they work together here.
NOTE: Caprylic acid is a substance obtained from coconut oil and is one of the antifungal components of the oil. Candida albicans are believed to be able to adapt to Caprylic acid in capsule form after 6-8 weeks, however, they cannot easily adapt to undecenoic acid (CFort10). On the other hand, pure coconut oil contains Caprylic acid with additional benefits, and Candida cannot adapt to the oil, plus as mentioned previously, it’s capable of changing the environment of the intestines to a less hospitable environment for Candida albicans and a more beneficial environment for the good bacteria.
Remember that antifungals should only be used until the die-off has lessened to a large degree. This can be any time between 1 and 4 months in most cases, and longer periods of time in others. At this point you should stop the antifungals other than coconut oil and/or CFort10 and the whole-food antifungals and start concentrating on reestablishing the flora in the intestines with probiotics, kefir, and plenty of good daily prebiotics (food for the bacteria).
Please remember that the main goal of the diet and protocol aside from curing your infestation is to keep your body safe from the various toxins that both the living and dying Candida will be releasing in your body 24 hours a day.
Parasites: Many of the supplements in the protocol will destroy various parasites other than yeast or Candida. A few antifungals that are capable of doing this are virgin coconut oil, oil of oregano, and garlic. Other supplements that are used specifically for parasites are black walnut and wormwood. Mastic gum and virgin coconut oil are both excellent for destroying H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori).
The environment in which the pathogens exist is just as important as any other factor of the protocol or diet. Both Candida and other parasites require the same environment for their survival; the strict diet and protocol are designed to change that environment to a non-beneficial state for both fungi and parasites.
Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs
IMPORTANT NOTE before starting the vitamin protocol: As with every food or supplement suggested on the diet or treatment, anything you do during a Candida treatment is an individual decision; therefore, all of the supplements suggested below are optional.
During a Candida albicans overgrowth, most sufferers are deficient in many vitamins and minerals and need to take supplements, but as you begin to reach the end your infestation (you’ll know if and when this is happening by the way you feel), you should very slowly start reducing some of the supplements. The best scenario is to have your doctor to test you for deficiencies of both vitamins and minerals before you continue all of the supplements at the recommended dosage. Some people are naturally inclined to have lower amounts of certain vitamins but have a good supply of others, and the only way to be certain is to be tested.
It is not recommended to take most vitamins during the detox period because many of them require food in order to break down and be absorbed by the body.
Below are the most important supplements that you might consider taking during the Candida treatment. The first three, Molybdenum, Milk Thistle, and vitamin C can be taken before you start the detox period. These can be taken with or without.
Molybdenum Amino Acid Chelate (mineral): Take three 250 mcg pills a day at or between means. Continue this amount for as long as you experience reactions from the die-off toxins. You can raise the amount up and down as you see necessary.
Vitamin C: 1000 mg taken three times a day… or more, up to 5,000 mg a day. These can be purchased at almost any pharmacy or discount store cheaper than online.
Milk Thistle: To cleanse and protect the liver as well as for liver damage from the Candida toxin, aldehyde, the recommended dose of milk thistle is 420 mg/day containing at least 70-80% silymarin. Silymarin is a flavonoid that is extracted from the seeds of milk thistle and is the beneficial part of the herb. You can take this throughout your treatment.
Nettle Leaf Tea: This herbal tea is used to fight inflammation, detox the urine which can help to prevent urinary tract infections, detox the body in general, and work to support the immune system, the endocrine system, and the adrenal glands. It also protects the copper supply when remaining on Molybdenum for a prolonged period of time. For these purposes you can drink 3 to 6 cups of Nettle Leaf tea a day. Some people have a problem with the taste of the tea while others enjoy the taste; Stevia sweetener can be added to the tea to improve the taste if needed.
Calcium Orotate, Magnesium, Zinc: Sometimes the three above can be purchased together in one pill, like the one I linked to. For the doses, follow the suggestions on the containers.
Vitamins A Dose, Vitamin A: At least 5000 units (IU) a day. Try to get your vitamin A in beta carotene form rather than fish liver oils. This means you want beta carotene vitamin A instead of retinol vitamin A. Retinol comes from animal food sources and is stored in the body, whereas Beta-carotene can come from both plant and animal sources but is not stored in the body. In addition, beta-carotene provides more protection for vitamin D than does retinol.
Vitamin D: 400 units (IU) a day.
Always take vitamins A, D and E after a meal containing oil and or fat. The reason for this is because they’re oil soluble vitamins.
Please DO NOT take the vitamins A or D unless you can take both together as they depend on each other for balance and absorption.
Always take A, D, and E in gel caps only.
Vitamin D3: Research shows that D3 is essential to healing a Candida infestation, and research studies lean towards a deficiency of vitamin D3 being part of the cause of a Candida albicans overgrowth.
Take at least 5000 units a day of D3 only in gel form caps for about four weeks. These should always be taken after a meal containing fat and or oil. If your infestation is still very strong after four weeks, continue the 5000 IU dosage for another month at least.
Biotin: Take 1000 mcg a day for four days, then 1000 mcg a day every morning and evening after meals. You can start reducing the amount if the die-off becomes very strong, or once the Candida symptoms begin to lessen. Normally, in addition to being in some of the food we eat, biotin is formed by beneficial bacteria in the system, but Candida sufferers are habitually deficient in beneficial bacteria (otherwise it’s doubtful that they would have contracted Candida). In studies, the majority of Candida sufferers who are tested show a deficiency of Biotin. Biotin can sometimes cause rather severe die-off symptoms, so be sure that you are taking the die-off supplement, Molybdenum Amino Acid Chelate when you start biotin.
Vitamin E: Take 200 to 400 IU or units in gel caps each day taken after a good meal containing some form of oil or fat. Research has shown that Candida albicans can cause a depletion of vitamin E. A deficiency can cause liver, bone marrow, muscle, and brain function abnormalities as well as anemia and cataracts. It is important to take Natural vitamin E, not synthetic.
Iodine and other Minerals
If you’re using sea salt without iodine, you should take an iodine supplement. “Liqui-Kelp” made by World Organic. A general mineral supplement with selenium should also be considered as a positive factor in the overall protocol. If your mineral supplement contains the correct daily dose of iodine, then of course you would not need to take it separately.
Digestive Swedish Bitters (alcohol-free) are a big benefit to both the health of your liver as well as the digestive process, but should be taken after a good meal. Be sure to purchase these without alcohol or ethanol. Follow the directions below.
Since the principle of digestive bitters is to stimulate the bitter receptors, or the vagus nerve on the tongue, you only need to taste the bitterness of the herbs in order for them to function properly; therefore 1/2 of a dropper full or 1/2 of a teaspoon dropped onto the middle to back of the tongue after a meal will be enough to do the job; this is regardless of what the label may say. No matter what you read from here on out, you will not need to purchase additional enzymes as long as you use the bitters. Remember that you’ll need to take them 5 to 15 minutes before a meal – followed by plenty of water.
If one of your symptoms concerns several digestive problems such as gas or bloating, you may want to try taking both Betaine Hydrochloride (HCL) and Digestive Bitters. Start with one HCL pill following each full meal of the day. Take the Swedish Digestive Bitters before your meal and the HCL after your meals. Be sure to read the instructions on the container concerning HCL.
Prebiotics are foods which feed the beneficial bacteria. If you don’t feed them, they’re just going to die out.
The top eight prebiotic foods (in my experience) in order of significance while on a Candida protocol are below.
- Raw Chicory Root
- Raw Jerusalem Artichoke
- Raw Dandelion Greens
- Bob’s Red Mill Brown Rice Bran (flour)
- Bob’s Red Mill Organic Oat Bran
- Raw Garlic (Garlic also contains antibiotic properties and should be discontinued around four weeks into the treatment. The main purpose for it in the protocol is to kill Candida during the month.
- Raw Leek
- Raw Onion
- Cooked Onion
- Asparagus steamed lightly
All forms of Greens as well as Broccoli are two types of foods on the diet which contain lesser amounts of prebiotics. Basically, any vegetable or other food which contains soluble fiber can serve as a prebiotic food source to one degree or another.
Yucca Root: A good herb to use which is a prebiotic for the beneficial bacteria is yucca root. Follow label directions for dosage and take with food.
Chicory root can be taken as an herb or you can purchase 100% chicory root coffee or tea which will also work as a good prebiotic.