posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 12:26 PM
My son has been diagnosed with a severe yeast infection in his belly. In order to clear this infection we will be following the candida diet to help
his medicine work. So basically we will be starving the yeast at the same time the meds are killing it off. We will be following the diet as a
family. It needs to go on for two months, and we decided that was just unfair to him over the holidays if we ate normally in front of him.
This is about the most restrictive diet that I have ever come across. We are basically limited to meat, veggies and olive oil freely. My son has also
been given the freedom of whole grains so he doesn't lose any weight. Coconut is a safe food as well as nuts. My dilemma is coming up with two months
of menus. It's basically winter here now and my gardens are done for, so produce will be expensive.
We start on Monday, and my shopping list is getting large fast. So far I have figured out how to make gyros to fit the guidelines, but that's about
it. Salads, shish kabobs, and roasted meats will be our basic staples. I need to come up with three meals a day for two months, and two major
holidays, and I have two already picky boys to feed.
I put this out there to ATS, does anyone have previous experience with this diet? Or maybe some good recipes to fit it? I will add in any recipes
that I can come up with that are actually good. Here's a couple of links I have found so far.
Here are the recipes that I have come across to make the gyros, enjoy!
I don't think baking soda or baking powder are allowed in this diet, so I think I'm going to try sparkling water to add in some lift to the
flatbreads, luckily they don't need much lift. I have not tried this yet either, it will be dinner on Monday.
Thanks ATS, I needed to throw this out there. Short of my husband, I can't even find anyone to talk to about any of this. If anyone has been
contemplating this, maybe we can even support each other through it. Thanks again, and wish us luck!