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The more I read about treating candida and eating low carb the more opinions are thrown out there and I want to see if anyone has personal experience with all of this that will help lead me in a better direction. I have been following the food list from here http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com.../foodslist.php (scroll down for the veggies section) all are very low carb. I don't have a question about the meats or fats just the veggies. I am reading a book by Dr. William G Crook and he has higher carb veggies such as carrots, swt potatoes, squash, beets etc. just in small amounts like 1/4cup per meal type of thing. He follows the idea of eating a rainbow and that seems to resonate with me. I like the idea of adding in these veggies for the nutrition benefit they offer but will they feed the candida and set back our healing? Another thing that is contradictory is fermented foods. I would like to add in sauerkraut for its great health benefits and probiotics but some say yes and some say no, opinions?

Has anyone treated candida and found a food plan that works well? I know everyone is unique and different but it would be nice to hear what others have eaten successfully while dealing with this.
 

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I tried Bee's diet and felt AWFUL. I lost a ton of weight, had no energy and was depressed because I couldn't eat even a bit of fruit. It did nothing for my candida.

Then I switched to a high complex carb diet (whole grains, legumes, plenty of veggies even the high carb ones and even fruit) and my digestion immediately improved. I tried this on my own out of desperation and it helped alot. I got Dr. Crook's book after the fact, but it all made sense since I basically had come to his diet on my own. He does have excerpts from Doctors and patients that acknowledge that different things work for different people, some do well and low carb/no grain, others do poorly on that diet.

Ofcourse, for me after 1.5 yrs of battling and natural methods never fully getting rid of it I am on Nystatin and feel the most normal I have felt in over a year. But in general I found super restrictive diets are harmful, when we have immune problems like this we need all the nutrients we can get.
 

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Thank you for sharing your experience with me. I am starting to move in Dr. Crooks direction as I really feel those higher carb foods are needed for the nutrition aspect just in small quantities like he suggests. We are making a little headway so that is good. I am just taking all the stuff I have read and formulating a pan I feel is best for me
 
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