Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be food — Hippocrates
CHOOSE ORGANIC WHENEVER POSSIBLE
Vegetables: all vegetables and herbs, except potato, celeriac, carrots or parsnips. Eat them raw, juiced, steamed, roasted, baked or grilled
Fruit: apples, pears, grapefruit, berries (no strawberries, oranges or cantaloupe) and papaya are the best choices. You may eat whole fruit or a maximum of 2, 6 oz. glasses of unsweetened juice watered down by 50%.
Grains: unless you have been directed to avoid. Millet, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, basmati rice that is pan-roasted before cooking, rice cakes, oat cakes, corn tortillas, sesame crackers, oats, sprouted grain tortillas. Gluten-Free, yeast-free frozen par-cooked bread
Milk Alternative: no sugar added almond milk, hazelnut, quinoa milk, hemp, and rice milk. Homemade is best.
Dairy: raw or organic butter, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese and plain organic yogurt.
Nuts and Legumes: freshly cracked nuts (no peanuts or cashews), seeds, lentils, peas and beans – sprouted and cooked over low heat.
Oils: Cold pressed Organic Olive, Palm, Grape-seed, Coconut, Flax and sesame
Beverages: Clean water (no tap water), fruit and herb teas, vegetable broth, fresh vegetable juice, candida friendly smoothies, organic coffee – limit to 2 cups daily
Protein: Eat a palm size amount with each meal: Meats (chicken, lamb, beef or veal), fresh fish (esp. oily fish), shellfish, and eggs. Choose organic varieties whenever possible. Fish must be wild caught (no farmed).
Foods to Eat Occasionally: Cheeses lower in lactose may be tolerated, such as Monterey Jack, Swiss, Mozzarella, Colby and Provolone. Organic yogurt made with live bacteria may be beneficial for some Candida patients due to its healthy bacteria.
Condiments: must be no sugar added. That essentially rules out most commercial products. Mustard is allowed. Grapeseed Vegenaise from Follow Your Heart can be used in place of mayonnaise. Bragg’s Amino Acids can be used in place of Soy sauce.
Sweetener: Stevia and/or Xylitol (Xylitol is anti-fungal and tastes better)
Foods with anti-fungal qualities: garlic, onions, broccoli, cabbage, kale, collards, Brussels sprouts, olive and flax oils, cinnamon and clove.
Foods to Avoid
Boxed, canned or packaged foods generally contain overt or covert chemicals, toxins, molds, sugars, corn, soy, preservatives, coloring agents
Products containing yeast such as bread, baked goods, pastries, crackers, wine, and beer
No Alcohol, sugar, honey, molasses, maple syrup, Agave syrup, Brown rice syrup. look for hidden sugars in any sauce, dressing or food. Sugars on labels end with an –ol or -ose
All hydrogenated oil products: margarine, commercial butter, Crisco, lard, safflower oil, soybean oil, corn oil, canola oil, and cottonseed oils
Oranges, orange juice, canned or frozen fruit juices, cantaloupe, strawberries, dried fruit
Cashews, Peanuts and Peanut butter (Valencia Peanut butter is OK)
Processed meats, marbled meats, salami, bologna, bacon, sausage, corned beef and ham
All fried food including French fries, potato chips and other fried snacks
Commercial Condiments such as soy sauce, tamari, Ketchup, mayonnaise, BBQ sauce containing sugar, hydrolyzed protein, corn syrup and MSG
No leftover restaurant food.
Sherman Oaks (818) 788-8242 DrRob@hygieahealth.com<