Candida is an overgrowth of yeast (fungus) that can be anywhere in the body; however I only experienced this in my stomach (gut) which occurs with an overgrowth of an intestinal organism called Candida Albicans due to over-use of antibiotics, overgrowth of yeast, stress or a diet high in sugar. Candida can also effect the blood stream as well as internal organs such as your liver or spleen. Check out my Candida Program for more information if you are experiencing the below symptoms.

What are the common symptoms of Candida?

The side effects vary; however some common symptoms of Candida are:

  • Skin rashes
  • Headaches
  • Brain fog
  • Food allergies
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Digestive issues
  • Skin rashes
  • Constipation (check out my Constipation Program for more information if you are experiencing symptoms)
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Chronic fatigue

I had to remove many foods from my lifestyle when I had yeast in my stomach including sugar, dairy, gluten, white flours, vinegar and many others listed below. I took billions, YES Billions of probiotics daily to keep my good bacterial in my stomach, which helps fight off your bad bacteria. I took natural anti-fungals such as oil of oregano, probioitcs and grapefruit seed extract, which were helpful but I recommend only taking these with your Integrative MD’s supervision.

What foods should you avoid when you have Candida?

  • Sugars
  • Honey
  • Syrup
  • Lactose
  • Fructose
  • Chocolate
  • Molasses
  • Rice Syrup
  • Sucrose
  • Artificial Sweeteners
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Yacon Syrup
  • Agave Nectar
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Wheat
  • Rye
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Spelt
  • Corn and Corn byproducts
  • White bread, pasta, cookies, baked goods, etc.
  • Fresh fruit
  • Dried fruit
  • Canned fruit
  • Fruit juice
  • Fruit juice
  • Potatoes (White and Sweet Potatoes)
  • Carrots
  • Yams
  • Beets
  • Peas
  • Parsnips
  • Yucca
  • Pork
  • Cured Meats such as (Salami, Pepperoni, Pastrami, Hot Dogs, Cured Meats)
  • Processed Deli Meats
  • Bacon
  • Smoked & Vacuum Packed Meats
  • Shellfish
  • Cheese
  • Milk, Cream, Buttermilk
  • Yogurt
  • Whey Products
  • All Dairy Products
  • Citric Acid
  • Energy Drinks
  • Malted Drinks
  • Coconut Water
  • Sports Drinks
  • Soda/Diet Soda
  • Coffee
  • Green/Black Teas
  • Peanuts
  • Cashews
  • Pistachios
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Carob Powder
  • Soy Products
  • Soy Milk, Soy Cheese
  • Tofu
  • Chickpeas
  • Beans and Legumes
  • Truffles
  • Mushrooms
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Relish
  • Vinegar
  • Horseradish
  • Salad Dressing
  • Soy Sauce
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • Peanut Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Cottonseed Oil
  • Soy Oil
  • Margarine
  • Shortening

It is essential to work with a nutritionist and an Integrative M.D. because I am sharing general information that is not intended to be medical advice. This information is only given for informational purposes.

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  1. Great information. Lucky me I came across your blog by chance (stumbleupon). I’ve bookmarked it for later!

  2. I started your 21 day Plan to Detox today because I have been having headaches and pain from inflammation. I thought this would be a good start. I have been working with a Functional Medicine Doctor and we think I may also have Candida. A lot of your recipes in the Detox include do not eat items for Candida. Should I just try to stick to recipes that do not include those items?

    1. Hi Rachelle! We’re so glad you’ve found a functional medicine doctor who can help you. You should avoid any ingredients on the Candida “do not eat” list. We have a Candida program full of recipes specifically developed for people with Candida that might be a better fit for you:

  3. Hi Amie, not sure if you answered Jan’s question there.

    I’m with Jan on this. You simply posted every food known to humans. Back to Jan’s question, what foods can you eat?

    1. Hi Graham,
      All of that information is located in our Candida Program on our Programs Page. Thank you!