mould free diet
Dr Andrew Lockie – homeopath)
be called the anti-candida diet; it should be combined with low carbohydrate
diet and followed for a month but be careful to substitute permitted for
forbidden foods, eat proper quantities of food and do not do the diet if you
are on drugs without first consulting your GP or nutritionally trained
physician. If after a month the symptoms have disappeared but return when
you go on to an ordinary diet, you should seek the help of your homeopath or
nutritionally trained physician. For further information read Candida
Albicans by Leon Chaitow. Yeasts and fungi are used in many food
preparation processes, and can be introduced into foods inadvertently.
Brewer's and baker's yeasts are two strains of the organism: mostly people
who react to one will react to the other. Yeast and wheatgerm are the two
major sources of B-group vitamins. Persons who react to yeast may also react
to mushrooms and truffles. No list can be comprehensive but yeast is
certainly found in the following:
All bread, buns, cakes, biscuits, rolls containing yeast and any food
dressed in breadcrumbs. Also Twiglets, pizzas and bread pudding. Soda or
unleavened bread is acceptable unless an allergy to wheat is suspected.
alcoholic drinks depend on yeasts to produce the alcohol - they are all
risky. So is root beer.
Citrus fruit drinks and juices - only home-squeezed are yeast-free. Malted
milk, malted drinks and tea and coffee.
Malted cereals, malted dairy foods for babies, cereals enriched with
Pickles and pickled foods, salad dressings, mayonnaise, horseradish sauce,
tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, French dressing etc. Mustard, ketchup,
sauerkraut, olives, chilli peppers, tamari and soy sauce, vinegar and
All cheese including cottage cheese and cheese spreads, buttermilk, milk
enriched with vitamins.
Mushrooms, mushroom sauce, truffles, etc. contain organisms closely related
Hamburgers, sausages and cooked meats made with bread or breadcrumbs.
Bisto, Marmite, Oxo, Bovril, Vegemite, gravy browning and all similar
All B-vitamin preparations are likely to be derived from yeast unless
otherwise stated, but most manufacturers do make some B-vitamin preparations
free of yeast. Some selenium-rich foods.
These foods either belong to the mould family, encourage moulds, or are
prepared with them: buttermilk, sour cream, cheese snacks, peanuts, sour
milk products, cheese dressings, cream cheese, pistachios, tinned and packet
sauces, hydrolysed vegetable proteins and antibiotics. Many dairy products,
eggs and meat contain antibiotics in small quantities. Eat sparingly.
Sugar, sucrose, fructose, maltose, lactose, glycogen, glucose milk, sweets,
chocolate, sweet biscuits, cakes, candies, cookies, puddings, desserts,
canned food, packaged food, hamburgers, honey, mannitol, sorbitol, galactose,
monosaccharides, polysaccharides, date sugar, turbinado sugar, molasses,
maple syrup, most bottled juices, all soft drinks, tonic water, milkshakes,
raisins, dried apricots, dates, prunes, dried figs, other dried fruit.
labels should be checked carefully for hidden sugar and yeast. Avoid MSG
(monosodium glutamate) also.
restaurant beef or hamburgers may contain added sugar.
should be avoided in the first few weeks due to its high content of
natural sugars (fructose). Very sweet melons should probably be avoided
also best avoided initially, although live natural yoghurt is allowed
because of its lactobacilli content, which will help to re-balance the gut
content should be as high as possible to increase the absorptive surface
of food in the gut and hasten the elimination of toxic waste. This is best
achieved by high content of fresh vegetables, raw and cooked, or using
cereal and pulse mixtures as a high fibre source to replace some meat
meals. Oatbran or linseed may be added to the diet for this purpose as
should be avoided unless organically produced, in order to avoid antibody
and steroid residues. White meat and fish is preferable.
development of candida-related food allergy it may be wise to try and eat
foods in rotation, so that no one food is eaten every day, but food groups
are eaten twice a week. Many candida sufferers develop an allergy to
grains, especially wheat.
substitutes i.e., saccharin and aspartame, are acceptable in small amounts
in the short-term, but their long-term effects are not yet known.