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Anti-Candida Breakfasts: What Do You Eat?

[Update, April 2011: A new ebook, Good Morning: Breakfasts without Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, or Refined Sugar has just been release, featuring 20 recipes for ACD-friendly breakfast dishes!  Check the ebook page, here, for more information or to order.]

When I first began this round of the Anti-Candida Diet (ACD) almost a month ago (!), I vowed I’d post recipes for just those ACD foods that were good enough to eat even if I weren’t following this crazy-restrictive diet. In other words, the dishes had to be pleasing by objective standards (and with three objective “taste-testers” living under the same roof as me, I figured palatability would be fairly easy to establish).*

After a few readers asked if I could chronicle a day’s menu on the ACD, however, I thought I’d do one better:  I’ll show y’all what can be eaten for breakfast, snacks, or dessert–the three toughest parts of the diet.  (I’ve already been posting main courses, salads, and so on as regular blog entries–anything posted since I started the diet is fair game–or perhaps, fare game?).

Some of the foods here don’t fit my “must be appealing under normal circumstances” rule.  If that’s the case, I won’t post the recipes, but will simply tell you about the dish (so you can feel lucky that you don’t have to be eating this way for six long torturous  tear-your-hair-out  health-promoting weeks!)

Here are a few of the ways I’ve been breaking the fast lately:

Sweet Potato Rounds with Sweet Almond Sauce


This is one of my favorite breakfasts, about which I’ve posted before.  This version is a little more upscale, with a sweet almond sauce I developed for a cooking class a few years ago.  The sauce is also great on pancakes, or even a meal-in-a-bowl.  Simply peel and cut the sweet potato into rounds, spray with olive oil (I use an atomiser to minimize the amount of oil), then bake at 400F (200C) until they begin to brown.  Drizzle with sauce, and enjoy!

Sweet Almond Sauce

1/4 cup (60 ml) smooth natural almond butter (or nut butter of your choice)

1/4 cup (60 ml) unsweetened almond, soy or rice milk

5 drops Stevia or 1 Tbsp (15 ml) agave nectar

1/4 tsp (1 ml) cinnamon

pinch cardamon

1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) carob powder (sift if lumpy)

Place all ingredients in a blender or mini food processor and blend until smooth.  Add more milk if necessary to reach desired consistency.  Pour over warm sweet potato rounds or pancakes.  Makes about 1/2 cup (120 ml).

Caramelized Onion “Quiche”


I got the idea for this luscious torte from the Grain-Free Foodies blog, where it was based on cornbread. I played with the basic recipe (a grain-free “bread”) and came up with this version, heavy on the caramelized onions with a slightly crispy exterior and moist interior.  The texture is, indeed, grainy (it’s made from ground nuts and seeds, primarily), but it’s nevertheless most reminiscent of quiche to my mind.  The HH thought this tasted more like a moist bread.  Either way, I found myself going back for seconds whenever I ate it for breakfast.  Paired with a big salad, this would be an ideal brunch food (and for those of you eating bread, a toasted bagel would go really well, too).

Caramelized Onion “Quiche”

2 Tbsp (30 ml) coconut oil, preferably organic

1 very large onion, thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup (25 g) finely ground flax seeds

2 Tbsp (30 ml) finely ground chia seeds

1 cup (240 ml) vegetable broth

1 Tbsp  (15 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 Tbsp (15 ml) tamari, soy sauce, or Bragg’s

1 tsp (5 ml) agave nectar or 5 drops stevia

1 cup (180 g) raw natural almonds, finely ground

1/2 cup (70 g) sunflower seeds, finely ground

1/2 cup (75 g) pumpkin seeds, finely ground

1/4 tsp (1 ml) sea salt

1/4 tsp (1 ml) smoked paprika

1/4 tsp (1 ml) baking soda

1/4 tsp (1 ml) baking powder

Pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350F (180C).  Line a 9 inch (22.5 cm) square pan or pie plate with parchment paper, or spray with nonstick spray.

In a nonstick frypan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and sauté until the onion begins to brown, 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently.  Add about half the vegetable broth, lower the heat and cover the pan.  Allow to cook until almost all the broth is absorbed and the onions are deep brown, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.  Turn off heat.

Add the remaining ingredients to the frypan and stir well to combine.  Turn into the prepared square  pan, smooth the top, and bake 50-60 minutes, rotating the pan about halfway through, until the torte is slightly puffed and well browned.  (Usual tests won’t work for this, as a tester may come out clean long before the torte is actually ready).  The torte will have a brown, slightly crisp exterior with a moist, grainy inside.  Makes 9-12 servings.  May be frozen.

Tofu Scramble


[Old photo from pre-ACD days. . . I think this is a Moosewood recipe]

Pretty much any tofu scramble will do here, as long as it doesn’t contain taboo ingredients (which means no nooch in this particular brekkie–sorry).

Home Fries


I use my own recipe for The Best Home Fries Ever (of course!), paired with a tofu scramble or even some hummus.

Blended Cereal


Taking a cue from everybody’s favorite chocolate covered vegan (ie, Chocolate Covered Katie), I blend up whatever grains I happen to be eating at the moment, add some almond milk or soymilk, a few drops of stevia (or use brown sugar, agave, or maple syrup) and a dash of cinnamon.  Heat and serve, topped with seeds or chopped nuts, if desired. This particular bowl, above, had blended brown rice, a light sprinkle of cinnamon and hemp seeds, and pumpkin seeds to top it off.

Lemony Almond Pancakes


I’ve already posted about these–they freeze beautifully, so when I’m craving a pancake for breakfast, I just remove one of these lovelies from the freezer.

Eggy Soufflé


This is a veggie-based “soufflé” that I thought tasted remarkably like an egg-based one. . . I’m still working on the recipe and think a non-ACD version would be stupendous, so I’ll post it as soon as I’ve got it nailed!

Other breakfasts I consume fairly frequently are basically leftovers from dinner:  I’ve taken to having a  bean burger, hummus, grains, or even a salad for breakfast.  As long as the food tastes (relatively) good and my tummy is filled, I’m happy.


This dish, above, is kale in a spicy peanut sauce (I replaced peanuts with almonds), a test recipe from Swell Vegan that I first made almost a year ago. We love it so much over here that we consume it on a regular basis. (Keep an eye out for Swell Vegan’s upcoming ‘zine, too!).  I had this leftover plate for brekkie one day last week.

So there you have it. . . mornings on the ACD.  If anyone has suggestions for other options, or has been on the diet and wishes to share a favorite breakfast, please let me know in the comments!  I’m always looking for new foods to try.

* Perhaps I should revise that to “one objective taste tester.”  As those of you with dogs know all too well, our canine friends are only too happy to eat pretty much anything, ACD or not.

Mum, that’s rather judgmental of you.  As you may recall, I did refuse to eat that jalapeno pepper three summers ago.

OTHER ACD BREAKFAST FOODS on Diet, Dessert and Dogs (this is just a sampling; for all the breakfast recipes, see the Recipe Index):

For even more anti-candida breakfast ideas on the blog, check the Recipe Index (recipes after March, 2009 are ACD-friendly).

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73 comments to Anti-Candida Breakfasts: What Do You Eat?

  • oh everything looks so nom!


  • Well, you are way more ambitious than I am in the morning – and probably better fed, even if it is on the ACD. If there was one meal I wish I had a personal cook for, it’s breakfast. I dream up lots of good stuff, and then eat oatmeal or granola. Ho hum.


  • Whoa…sweet potato rounds with almond sauce…


  • Jes

    The caramelized onion quiche looks and sounds amazing!


  • Josiane

    Everything looks fabulous! Your eggy soufflé is quite intriguing… I’m looking forward to trying the recipe!


  • Sweet Potato rounds with Almond sauce??! FABULOUS!!!


  • I’m not on the ACD diet and I would totally make some of those recipes. You’re proving that diets don’t have to be as boring as restrictive as people think they are. Great job 🙂


  • That souffle looks AWESOME, I can’t wait for the recipe!


  • A-K

    I love how conscientious about ingredients/health you are in your recipe-posting! I don’t have known allergies or strict dietary restrictions, but I really like knowing what can be eaten by those who do. If I ever do an ACD, you are the first person/blog I’ll be referring to!


  • These recipes look delicious. I don’t feel so bad for you on this diet anymore!

    I guess I didn’t look closely enough at the link you sent, as I am surprised that potatoes and sweet potatoes are permitted. With my protocols, I tend to eliminate the starchy veggies in the first phase. My understanding is that the yeast feeds on undigested dissacharrides that find their way past the enzymes, and so avoiding the really starchy foods which would also include lentils, beans and whole grains was part of starving off the little critters.

    Though seeing as how you are feeling so much better, it is great that this program is working for you!


  • I’m making that caramelized onion thing tomorrow! It sounds totally delish!


  • That quiche sounds fascinating! Though I may start with the sweet almond sauce first, sounds right up my alley 🙂


  • Wow, you’d never know you were following any sort of diet guidelines! Incredible food!!


  • you know how to make a restricted diet look very tempting – I especially like the idea of the tofu and potatoes followed by pancakes but it all looks great!


  • These are some of the best breakfasts I’ve ever seen!


  • i’ve really gotta get on the blended breakfast wagon! mmmmmmmm! and i really need to pick up some chia seeds, too! i keep hearing about how awesome they are for you – and i always forget to snag some at my local natural foods store. i guess i need to write it down!

    now i wish i had some home fries ‘n tofu scramble! think i’m gonna have to make it happen soon! hooray for some darn delicious breakfasts – and might i add that sweet almond sauce sounds divine!


  • Yum those look like good breakfasts! I’m particularly intrigued by the caramelized onion “quiche”!


  • YUM and purdy. Can’t wait for the souffle recipe since I just learned I am allergic to eggs:( But meantime, I plan to make the pancakes this weekend!


  • Everything looks awesome! Not restrictive at all. I’m sure it feels that way to you, but it looks great!


  • I think it all looks pretty great. Nothing like restrictions to bring out creativity!


  • That eggy souffle looks mighty cool!
    Thanks for the idea of sweet potato fries.. I’m going to make some for dinner!


  • Everything looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!


  • I love the sound of the quiche, especially since I’m a savory breakfast person. BTW, I made your cheesecake (with a few changes due to ingredients at hand) and it was so good!!


  • bee

    what a treasure this post is!!! i’ve bookmarked it.

    don’t know if this fits into ‘anti-candida’, but i have started having liquid salads for breakfast.
    fresh organic greens, cooked pumpkin (frozen or canned), carrot or lightly steamed broccoli pureed in the vitamix with organic frozen berries and any other fruit until you can’t really taste the greens. use some organic rice milk to thin it and a scoop or two of protein powder if you like. great antioxidant boost and all the fibre intact. tastes great too.

    then, mid morning, a slice of multigrain toast with raw almond or peanut butter. or whole grain oat cheerios with soymilk.


  • So many fantastic ideas… I’ve been wanting to eat healthier lately, so I think I should just read through your recipe archive! Everything always looks incredible.


  • Some great breakfast ideas here! I especially like the sweet potato one!


  • The pancakes would be my choice out of those. they look great!


  • Everything that I have researched tells me it is best to eliminate all starches and carbs when doing an anti-candida protocol. You may be able to eventually fight it off, but it goes much faster and easier if you stick to a low-carb diet during the process.


  • Pearl,
    Thanks! Glad you like it. 🙂

    What’s wrong with oatmeal or granola?? Both sound pretty darned good to me about now. . .!

    I have to admit, I like that one even NOT on the ACD!

    It’s actually quite tasty–though under normal circumstances, I’d have it as a savory side dish, not brekkie. 🙂

    Thanks! Still working out the glitches, but hope to post it soon enough.

    Glad you like the look of it! It IS pretty tasty 🙂

    Thanks so much. It must be my inability to eat the same thing twice in a row. 😉

    I’m working on it–! 🙂

    Thanks! Feel free to ask away if the occasion arises. 🙂

    I think it depends on the particular diet one follows. . . when I was first on the ACD, I did a stricter version for the first month, but I knew I’d have a lot of trouble following that this time round. (I’ll comment more on this below–see response to Shannon). 🙂

    Yay! Let me know what you think if you do give it a try.

    The sauce is actually good in lots of contexts–I have it on pancakes, too. 🙂

    Nice of you to say, but no, this doesn’t feel quite like my “normal” food!

    Yes, it would be nice if I could eat all of these things in a single meal!! 😉

    Aw, you’re too sweet. (Unlike most of those breakfasts–ha ha!)

    Nothing like blended cereals! Yummmm.

    Well, it doesn’t really taste like quiche, but it is good in its own right.

    Glad the dishes appeal! Let me know what you think of the pancakes if you do make them.

    Thanks. And yes, after 4 weeks, it does feel a bit restrictive. . . but I’m plugging away!

    You said it, sister! 😉

    Yep, sweet potatoes are a godsend!


    Thanks! So glad you liked the cheesecake, too! 🙂

    Sounds great! And very similar to a smoothie I usually make (though I can’t have the fruit now, unfortunately).

    Thanks so much. I’d guess you aleady eat pretty healthfully, though!

    Me, too. Sweet potatoes are one of my all-time faves.

    Thanks! And they do fill that “pancake” need!

    There are many ACD protocols out there, and I think it depends on the practitioner, the client, and the individual’s temperament and tolerance levels which one you follow. When I studied nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, we looked at several anti-candida diets. Some disallowed fruit entirely; some allowed non-sweet (low GI) fruits, if eaten alone and apart from other foods (the theory being that, since fruit is basically digested in 20-30 minutes anyway, it theoretically would not allow the yeast to reproduce). Most of my colleagues now tell me that they even allow agave nectar on the ACD.

    Because it’s already so difficult to follow the diet, if the restrictions are too great, you risk non-compliance, which would be worse than eating a fruit, for instance. Most versions of the diet do allow gluten-free grains; some even allow breads if made with sprouted grains or whole grain flours. The “bible” of ACD, The Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook by Zoltan Rona and Jeanne Marie Martin, allows a host of ingredients that I am not eating this time round, from certain nuts to flours. I think one has to take it on a case by case basis, and adjust the diet to one’s own symptoms and improvement–if I were not feeling better, I’d probably cut back on some of the foods I’m currently consuming.


  • You know, I think it all looks delicious! I wish I could find chia seeds and coconut oil here. Now I am just craving home fries like crazy!


  • Your breakfasts look incredible!! I’m always searching for new breakfast ideas – thank you so much for the wealth of info!! Your breakfasts will definitely find their way onto our table very soon – starting with those gorgeous sweet potatoes! Wow!!


  • sweet almond sauce?? incredible 🙂


  • Have you been tested for Candida, Ricki? Good luck on your plan! Looks like a lot of lower carb yummies. I really can’t imagine how hard this type of plan is for you without meat, fish, and eggs. You are such a trooper, and quite the inventive cook!

    If you want to feel validated for your efforts, check out Good Calories, Bad Calories (Taubes). It’s science heavy, but I know you are interested in nutrition and health. 🙂


  • All of these are treasures. I love the Almond Sauce & the Tofu Scrambel idea!


  • The ACD is restrictive but you sure are making the most of the foods you CAN eat, Ricki! Your open-mindedness and outside-of-the-boxness (tee hee – boxness) when it comes to food is amazing!

    I was just watching Iron Chef America and Bobby Flay made a soufflé that made me wish someone would come up with an eggless one. And then came you! 🙂


  • Tofu scramble without nooch? That’s a sad, sad thing…

    All the breffixes do look delicious though. I’ve always thought that I should eat more “real” food for breakfast and less cereal and toast.


  • Jay

    Everything loos delicous! That souffle sounds delcious! I can’t wait until your pefect the recipe!


  • Hey there Ricki, thankas for the comment and the link! I am really happy to have found your blog too, you have some excellent anti-candida recipes-especially all these good breakfast ideas! The onion quiche looks SO good. As does everything else…I will have some recipe posts up today as well, as I write about my first week sugar free, so check it out! I really look forward to reading your blog more 🙂


  • […] been wanting to try out the sweet almond sauce from Diet, Dessert, and Dogs and wasn’t in the least bit disappointed with the final product, although I must admit to […]

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  • Ricki! I’m sorry I never commented on this post. Gosh, I am soooo far behind in my blog reading/commenting. Please forgive me!



  • Marie

    I ran across your website today and can’t wait to try some of the recipes! It seems you have similar diet requirements as I do— it’s not easy to find recipes that are “anti-candida.” Love the canine touch, too!


  • […] Ricki! I still have SO many more recipes to explore! The recipe for the Sweet Almond Sauce is here and it is to die […]

  • […] Sweet Almond Sauce is on Ricki’s blog, here. The recipe for the coconut flour pancakes […]

  • Anne-Marie

    For breakfast I usually eat puffed rice with either rice milk or unsweetened soya milk. I add toasted pumpkin and sesame seeds. Puffed rice is like rice krispies except it has no added sugar or salt, and its not fortified with vitamins. It is completely natural in every way. I get it in the health food shop. It means I’m eating cereal every day for breakfast.
    Stevia is not available in my country so I use xylitol instead when I need sugar. (like with the unsweetened soya milk)
    I can’t believe you have time in the morning to cook such fancy breakfasts! I’m feeling quite lazy reading your blog! 🙂


  • Jackie



  • […] frequently about vegan, GF breakfast: Tofu Omelette with Mushrooms and Pesto (use leeks from box?) Caramelized Onion Quiche Lemony Almond Pancakes Coconut-Flour Biscuit Shortbread (use jam instead of fresh fruit and soy […]

  • […] almost giddy at the prospect. I found this recipe: Sweet Potato Rounds with Sweet Almond Sauce. There are soaked almonds in the dehydrator (to become Crispy Almonds), hopefully to be ready by […]

  • […] can I just say that I’ve eaten a bit of heaven today? You have to try those Sweet Potato Rounds with Sweet Almond Sauce, even if you aren’t on the miserable healthy anti-candida diet. I’m wobbling around the […]

  • […] is delicious and perfect when nothing but a glass of milk will do. It is perfectly paired with the Sweet Potato Rounds, I keep talking about. And don’t let the unsweetened label fool you. I detect a hint of […]

  • […] Actually, she’s not really my friend. But I feel like she is. After all, she gave me the Sweet Potato Rounds with Sweet Almond Sauce recipe, and then suggested the sweeties. That’s a good friend if you ask […]

  • […] sauce you see poured over these cakes of freedom is Ricki’s famous (famous with me at least) sweet almond sauce. I didn’t have any sugar free maple syrup on hand. And that’s okay, ’cause this […]

  • Rebecca Bochenek

    I sprout buckwheat grouts overnight and then add sunflower seeds, maca, Raw Protein-Garden of Life, cinnamon, flax seed, green apple and unsweetened Coconut milk to the food processor. Then I have Raw oatmeal. You can heat it up also. High in plant protein, filling and mobile.


    Ricki Reply:

    Sounds delicious! 🙂


  • Jacci in Ohio

    Hello, Ricki 🙂 I just stumbled upon your site. I’ve been in Phase 1 of an ACD for 2 months now (I had to have an antibiotic after 5 week five – a little frustrating!). Anyway, I’m feeling like I’m in a bit of a rut mealwise, did a little googling, and here you are! I’m just wondering why there are no eggs in your meal options for breakfast. Do you not have access to organic, antibiotic-free eggs in the UK? I eat eggs in some form or another probably 4 days a week!


  • […] for some). Heather of Gluten-Free Cat just did a great post on breakfast, and I love this breakfast post by Ricki as well – while it is geared to those on the anti-candida diet, I found lots of great ideas […]

  • […] is a simple baked sweet potato with almond butter.  I’ve elevated the almond butter a notch with this almond sauce, but the basic premise is the same.  Flavorful and oh-so-nutritious, […]

  • Sasha

    I’m confused… Sweet potatoes are extremely high in natural sugars and feeds candida. Also white potatoes are starchy and thought they also going against the candida diet. How could these be good to eat to help fight off candida?


    Ricki Reply:

    Sasha, it depends which phase of the diet you’re on. Sweet potatoes actually are very low on the glycemic index (the gauge of how quickly something raises blood sugar levels), and while they are very sweet in taste they are not actually that high in natural sugars. See this post: sweet potatoes actually help to regulate blood sugar levels, even in Type II diabetics! White potatoes are allowed in moderation on the Whole Approach diet that I followed. Again, they do contain natural sugars (so do most foods in varying degrees, except for pure protein), but they also are very high in potassium and fiber that offers some great health benefits. In the beginning, though, they are restricted in the amount you can eat. If you personally react to potatoes (or even sweet potatoes), I’d recommend that you eliminate them from your candida diet until you have your symptoms further under control. Since we are each individuals with individual metabolisms and cellular makeup, what works for me may not also work for you.


  • Hi Ricki!
    Do you have a current link for the Kale with Spicy Peanut Sauce? I clicked it and it says it’s no longer available. It sounds great (as do all the other recipes!) Can’t wait to try them!


    Ricki Reply:

    Hi Erin,
    Thanks for letting me know about the dead link!! I will email A-K and see if she’s got the recipe posted somewhere else. Sorry about that! 🙂


  • Oh joyous day yes. This is the exact reason I was born. To find you,
    my long lost blogger soul-mate.


  • […] nut butter on your (gluten-free) toast or biscuit, or whip up some coconut butter. Add that nut butter to your baked sweet potato – I promise, it’s delicious! And you may find that using a touch of coconut oil on […]

  • There are a couple simple ACD breakfasts that I actually one. Favorite is 1 cup brown rice w/2 tbsp coconut oil, sprinkled w/nutmeg & cinnamon. Also like amarath (which is supposed to be candida fighting) w/butter – or coconut oil – and cinnamon. Favorite is a sort of egg hash – brown green onions in coconut oil, stir in egg, cilantro & cooked buckwheat grouts – delicious!


  • April

    Hi, I was wondering if the souffle recipe is still in the working? 😀 It looks so wonderful! Thanks!


  • How are added sugars not candida-inducing? I had thought we should be eating foods that take some work to break down into sugars, no? Always trying to learn, thanks!


    Ricki Reply:

    Hi Ellen,

    Thanks for your comment, and for stopping by. 🙂 I am guessing you’re referring to the agave (the only added sweetener mentioned on this page). It’s an option for those who are either not on the diet, or have gone through enough of the diet that they are already re-incorporating some sweeteners. Most of my recipes are identified by Stage (1, 2, 3, or maintenance) which loosely correspond to the stages in the Whole Approach diet, which is the one I (loosely) followed. My own diet was a combination of Whole Approach and my naturopath’s individual recommendations for me. You can read more about it here. My more recent recipes do include some sweeteners, to reflect the changes in my diet as I moved through it. 🙂


  • I was looking at the oatmeal recipe which caught my attention: “few drops of stevia (or use brown sugar, agave, or maple syrup…” Thanks for your response. 🙂


    Ricki Reply:

    Hi Ellen,
    As I mentioned in my previous comment, the other sweeteners are included so that people who are NOT on the anti-candida diet have some options to use these recipes. If someone is following the ACD, they’re obviously not going to be adding brown sugar or maple syrup to their cereal. 😉


  • Beebee

    I thought sweet potatoes, and other such starchy foods, are not allowed on the anti candida diet bc they turn into sugars (like how fruit is to be avoided)…. I’m confused. Can u explain how u ate all these carbs and it didn’t affect ur candida?


    Ricki Reply:

    Hi Beebee,
    Thanks for your comment. Re: sweet potatoes, etc., it depends which diet you’re following. There are many (many!) different versions of the diet out there. The one I followed, Whole Approach, allows sweet potatoes even in Stage 1 (as well as some other orange vegetables). Some candida diets (such as Dr. McCombs’s) allow fruit from the very beginning.

    Despite their name, sweet potatoes are actually lower on the glycemic index than regular potatoes. However, that might not work for you; I think each person has to choose a diet based on the severity of their symptoms and what they are willing to stick to. Then, each person needs to take note of how each food affects them or their symptoms, and tailor the diet that way. Hope that helps!


  • Beebee

    Thanks for the quick reply! This is where I get confused… Some say that the only allowable carbs should be from green veggies; some say only low glycemic carbs; some say grains are fine; sone say heck not to grains ; others vilify legumes, while others say they are important to include; some say certain fruits are ok, some say not at all, and then u have the 80-10-10 diet/fruitarian that they fat causes candida, not sugar, so eat tons of fruit and no fats; some say u must eat meat; sone say nooch, acv, probiotics, kefir, kombucha, fermented foods (etc) are to be avoided and other say they are vital….
    ….. Holy moly. How does a person know what the heck to do??

    This makes those breatharians sound more credible than ever lol


    Ricki Reply:

    Beebee, it can certainly be confusing, and for me, it was also a bit of trial and error. I’ll preface this by saying that I can’t give advice because I’m neither a doctor nor healthcare professional, so please take this as my own personal story, and do consult with your own healthcare professional for more info. To me, it made sense to begin with the strictest diet I could stand, then slowly bring in some of the more “indulgent” (ie, starchy!) foods one at a time to see if I had a reaction. In my case, for instance, legumes were fine, but oats weren’t at first, so I had to wait over a year to re-incorporate oats (and even now, I can’t eat them very often). It takes time to learn to listen to one’s body (at least, it did and still does for me), but that’s really the best gauge, in my opinion. 🙂


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