While I was going through that ordeal I decided that I needed to move in a different direction and have been drawn to the GAPS/SCD diets which are similar but much less strict. As far as GAPS goes, I find its system, especially its intro diet incredibly confusing, plus they advocate a very expensive probiotic that I doubt the efficacy of. On the other hand, I found that with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet probiotics are not necessary but probiotic foods are highly encouraged and that is more the direction that I want to go. On a SCD website I found an introduction diet specifically for sufferers of candida and I believe that is how I want to go, though I won't follow this exactly because I do not want to include juices or anti-fungals. It is in three stages and it is simple for me to follow. I am going to work on increasing my intake of fermented vegetables and also probably start culturing yogurt soon, making sure that I get a serving of fermented foods with every meal.
Here are the changes:
Adding 1 oz. hard cheese a weekETA: It appears that I cannot tolerate cheese yet 3/23
- Adding 1 cup. cooked berries every other day
- Slowly add in small amounts of plain 24-hour fermented yogurt every day starting with one spoonful
- Decrease coconut oil to no more than 2 tbsp/day to help with the detox symptoms
- Occasional almond flour or almond butter
- Maybe some lentils?
Maybe some raw honey?ETA: Honey is a no-no 3/24