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    Anti-candida Whole30, anyone?

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    I really need to kick my Candida overgrowth once and for all, and in order to do that I think I need to do a Whole30. This is a true no-cheat zone, if you cheat the candida wins, and your gut gets overtaken with bad bacteria again.

    If you're not sure whether you have a candida issue, but think it might be causing some issues (chronic yeast infections are a huge clue, as are fruit cravings), take this Candida Questionnaire to see if a 30-day anti-candida diet might help you.

    I'm sure things will change as this challenge develops, but here are the basics:

    • No fruit
    • No nuts
    • No potatoes of ay kind
    • No high sugar veggies (carrots, beets, peas, acorn or butternut squash)
    • No mushrooms
    • No bacon unless it is uncured with no additives
    • No vinegar
    • Lots of probiotic vegetables (sauerkraut, homemade pickles)
    • Plenty of meat, including organ meats
    • Homemade bone broth as desired
    • Organic butter/ghee (raw if possible)
    • Anything listed on This website is safe
    • For me personally, no nightshades because I react horribly to them


    I hope some people will join me! I desperately need the accountability.

    ETA: According to the website, yogurt and kefir are NOT candida safe, but I'm not sure I agree yet. I'll let you know. I have decided to keep them in for my Whole30, and re-evaluate at the end of the 30 days.
    ETA2: Yogurt and Kefir are definitely out for me, causing bloating and gas
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    That sounds like my kinda W30! Alas, I just did it in April, and not really emotionally ready to take it on again just yet (in a month or two for sure!)
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    I'll do it! I've been hemming and hawing about doing the Whole30 thing anyway and I, too, think I have a bit of a Candida overgrowth. I won't be having yogurt or kefir, though.

    So, count me in!

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    Yay, glad to have another person joining me! I changed the challenge wording to make yogurt, kefir, and kombucha optional. I'm going to keep them in, and re-evaluate in a month.

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    I'm in!! I could kick the dark chocolate/sugar habit. When do you want to start?

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    I'm starting tomorrow (the 15th), but if the rest of you want to start Monday that works too!

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    Sunday works for me!! Looking forward to it. I feel the first three days are the hardest and then about a few weeks in, so doing it with a group will be nice

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    I would love to join this W30. I have been wanting to start one for a couple of weeks but have had a problem getting around to it, this is my first one. I will plan on starting tomorrow. I do have a question, Is unsweetend coconut okay during a whole 30?

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    For a regular Whole30, unsweetened coconut is fine, along with most other nuts (no peanuts though). Here is the list of foods if you want to do a regular Whole30 along with our anti-candida Whole30

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    I'm pretty sure that unsweetened coconut is all good, as is coconut oil.

    I'm going to start tomorrow, totally stoked.
    Last edited by Robynbee; 05-14-2011 at 09:08 PM.

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