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I was diagnosed last year with a gluten allergy (as well as some other food allergies that should eventually go away). My Son was diagnosed with a dairy allergy. Both of us have an overgrowth of Candida (yeast overgrowth) in our bodies and our doctor/nutritionist is having us follow a sugar and yeast free diet. We also currently take olive leaf extract to help fight the Candida and are supposed to start caprillic acid shortly.

I have my Son follow the diet pretty strictly because his behavior becomes terrible when on sugar due to the overgrowth of yeast in his body. This was due to being on antibiotics too much from undiagnosed food allergies. I am having a hard time staying on a sugar free diet. The yeast isn't as hard since I am gluten free and won't go back. My only weakness seems to be coke. The worst form of sugar I know. I don't buy them at home, but will get one at work during the day.

I'm looking for anyone out there trying to follow the diet that we can support one another and share helpful hints.

Thanks!

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I was diagnosed last year with a gluten allergy (as well as some other food allergies that should eventually go away). My Son was diagnosed with a dairy allergy. Both of us have an overgrowth of Candida (yeast overgrowth) in our bodies and our doctor/nutritionist is having us follow a sugar and yeast free diet. We also currently take olive leaf extract to help fight the Candida and are supposed to start caprillic acid shortly.

I have my Son follow the diet pretty strictly because his behavior becomes terrible when on sugar due to the overgrowth of yeast in his body. This was due to being on antibiotics too much from undiagnosed food allergies. I am having a hard time staying on a sugar free diet. The yeast isn't as hard since I am gluten free and won't go back. My only weakness seems to be coke. The worst form of sugar I know. I don't buy them at home, but will get one at work during the day.

I'm looking for anyone out there trying to follow the diet that we can support one another and share helpful hints.

Thanks!

I went on a candida diet years ago, twice for a period of 1 year each time, to treat a candida problem. I think it was a result of undiagnosed Celiac Disease and my insides were all messed up. It helped tremendously and curbed some of the Celiac symptoms also. This was before I knew I had celiac disease and when you think about it, much of the diet is gluten-free because you have to almost eliminate carbs.

I will admit freely that it is MUCH harder to not eat sugar than it is to dump the gluten. It affects your blood sugar and moods and for the first 2 weeks, I was ready to jump off a bridge! :o However, after about a month, when my blood sugar was rock solid steady from NOT eating the sugar, I felt fantastic. Plus, the symptoms of candida overgrowth were starting to get better, slowly, so it made it easier to stay on the diet.

A few things.....you may go into a period of "candida die-off" when your symptoms may return with a vengeance. This is because when yeast starts to die off from food deprivation, it dumps into your blood stream so will circulate around your body and produce symptoms. The Caprylic acid, I have heard, is supposed to be very good at killing off what dumps into your blood. I took Nystatin and that worked really well for me. Any anti-fungal will probably do the trick. It is VERY important to not eat any sugar because, like gluten, just a little will really impede recovery. Is it possible for you to drink diet coke instead? I do not drink soda of any kind so am clueless as to the what the taste differences are.....sorry.

I hope you feel better soon but try really hard to stay sugar free. It's not forever and once you get the candida under control, it should stay that way because you are already gluten-free and that will help to keep your gut healthy. I can eat some sugar now, in small amounts, without any symptoms or problems. I am pretty self-regulating when it comes to food but have noticed I don't need to OD on sugar now to keep me happy. Once you cut it out for awhile, your craving for it goes way down. Good luck!

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I was diagnosed last year with a gluten allergy (as well as some other food allergies that should eventually go away). My Son was diagnosed with a dairy allergy. Both of us have an overgrowth of Candida (yeast overgrowth) in our bodies and our doctor/nutritionist is having us follow a sugar and yeast free diet. We also currently take olive leaf extract to help fight the Candida and are supposed to start caprillic acid shortly.

I have my Son follow the diet pretty strictly because his behavior becomes terrible when on sugar due to the overgrowth of yeast in his body. This was due to being on antibiotics too much from undiagnosed food allergies. I am having a hard time staying on a sugar free diet. The yeast isn't as hard since I am gluten free and won't go back. My only weakness seems to be coke. The worst form of sugar I know. I don't buy them at home, but will get one at work during the day.

I'm looking for anyone out there trying to follow the diet that we can support one another and share helpful hints.

Thanks!

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The caprylic acid is what worked for me. I also avoided all vinegars, though not sure just how important that part is.

I haven't gone back to eating sugar, just because I felt so much better. I see no need to risk a relapse, so I use Stevia for a sweetener. It is all-natural, and has zero carbs, zero sugars, and zero calories, and is zero on the glycemic index. I'd recommend the pure powder, with no added fillers or any other ingredients whatsoever. The Stevita brand has the highest purity, thus the purest taste IMO. Besides, it's the only one I know of that doesn't come from China. It can take some practice to learn how much to use, but it's not difficult. I think of it like a spice, since that's how potent it is. One teaspoon or less can replace an entire cup of sugar. I find it is more potent in moist foods than in dry ones. So a sweetbread or a batch of cookies would require a little more than pudding or a smoothie.

I would NOT recommend diet soft drinks, unless they are naturally sweetened. Most use artificial sweeteners, and those things are all toxic. Your health store might have a healthy, fizzy drink, or you can make your own. A smoothie isn't a bad idea either. If memory serves, spices such as sassafras have traditionally been used in root beer type drinks.

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The caprylic acid is what worked for me. I also avoided all vinegars, though not sure just how important that part is.

I haven't gone back to eating sugar, just because I felt so much better. I see no need to risk a relapse, so I use Stevia for a sweetener. It is all-natural, and has zero carbs, zero sugars, and zero calories, and is zero on the glycemic index. I'd recommend the pure powder, with no added fillers or any other ingredients whatsoever. The Stevita brand has the highest purity, thus the purest taste IMO. Besides, it's the only one I know of that doesn't come from China. It can take some practice to learn how much to use, but it's not difficult. I think of it like a spice, since that's how potent it is. One teaspoon or less can replace an entire cup of sugar. I find it is more potent in moist foods than in dry ones. So a sweetbread or a batch of cookies would require a little more than pudding or a smoothie.

I would NOT recommend diet soft drinks, unless they are naturally sweetened. Most use artificial sweeteners, and those things are all toxic. Your health store might have a healthy, fizzy drink, or you can make your own. A smoothie isn't a bad idea either. If memory serves, spices such as sassafras have traditionally been used in root beer type drinks.

Riceguy ~ My dietician reccomended using Stevia and aguave syrup. I've been incorporating them into my diet as well. I'm starting to get used to the taste. I do buy only the purest stevia form. Some have fillers and I'm wary of those. I've also removed all artificial sweetners from my family's diet. They are toxic! I've been struggling with what to bring to work to drink. I work at a desk for 10 hours a day and I'm gone from home 12 hours at a time. I love water, but like to have one drink per day that isn't water. I bought some 100% instant tea with no other ingredients and brought my stevia to work. Hope it's not too bad for me, but it's a doable drink. I think I can replace my cokes : -)

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Good to hear on the caprillic acid, I will get started on that soon and can't wait! Thanks!

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