Asked Questions about Candida and Food Allergies
-- My friends and family think I’m a
hypochondriac, are they right? Are my symptoms
all in my head?
Sounds like you’re one of the millions of
Americans with undiagnosed symptoms of food
allergies and Candida yeast overgrowth that
mimic mental illness -- you’ve been through
the regular medical channels, been pronounced
“healthy” and you’re still experiencing
-- What are some common symptoms of food
from body aches, brain fog, mental confusion to
CFS, fibromyalsia, interstitial cystitis,
digestive disorders, depression, IBS, bowel
disturbances, learning disabilities, loss of
see my Candida
Quiz, many of the symptoms are
-- What are the most common allergic foods?
eggs, corn, peanuts, soy, yeast, and refined
-- Where do I get my calcium if I can't have
calcium were topics of my Ph.D. research.
See my book Calcium
without the Cow.
-- How do I know if I really have food
the Elimination diet -- eliminate all suspect
foods for 5 days and see how you feel. (Also
known as the “Cave Man” diet ). Eat meat,
fish poultry, most beans and peas, nuts and
seeds, vegetables and fruit. Avoid milk, grains,
and refined sugars. Symptoms
may improve, or even disappear
-- What’s an Elimination Diet?
eliminate, or avoid, any food that you may be
-- My doctor says there’s no such thing as food
doesn’t permit me to elaborate on that right
now. Whether you say
allergy, sensitivity or hyper-sensitivity, the treatment is the same: Eliminate the suspect food, rotate
all other foods, then reintroduce the suspect
foods. See How
to Keep a Food and Symptom Diary - Guide Book
Do I Start?
you have my Rotation
Game, take out the colored Master
Chart and cross out the foods you will be
Don’t have the chart? Then turn to the first
page of each colored section in the Allergy
Recipe Book and
draw a pencil line through the foods you are
avoiding. What’s not crossed out is what’s
left to eat. What
you see is what you get. Use these pages for
your shopping list.
-- What Does The Rotation Diet Do?
/ Elimination eliminates the foods that may be
making you sick & tired, creates variety,
will reduce or eliminate your current food
sensitivities and prevent new allergies from
-- Do I Have To Rotate?
If you are allergic to wheat, and you start
eating rice every day, you will most likely
become allergic to rice, or any other grain you
eating is a major cause of food
intolerance-eating the same foods day after day
after day. That’s why wheat, milk, eggs, corn,
soy, peanuts, refined sugars and yeast - foods
we eat daily -
are common allergens. The Rotation
Recipe Book and Calcium
without the Cow are excellent
examples of rotation diets.
-- How Do I Rotate?
a food only once every four days. But, you
don’t have to think about how to rotate,
I’ve done the thinking and planning for you!
The recipes and menu ideas in my Game and recipe
book are actually PRE-ROTATED, makes planning
meals easy and fun.
-- Can I Ever Have Wheat Again?
up your favorite foods is not forever, just
until the symptoms subside. You can begin to add
back the omitted foods in about three to six
months, after the immune system has a chance to
rest and rejuvenate. With the alarmingly rapid
increase in Immune System Diseases, the stronger
we can become, the healthier we’ll be.
-- How do I get muffins instead of hockey pucks?
with heavy flours can be tricky, but
doable. See Guide
Book #6 - Allergy Free Baking Tips.
-- I'm hypoglycemic. What do I do about
can control your hormones and your moods with
foods. Eat small, frequent meals, avoid
allergens and sugars, read the Blood
Sugar Blues. The Blood Sugar
Blues book has meal plans that are gluten, dairy
-- What About Vitamins?
take vitamin C daily, plus a good hypo
allergenic vitamin/mineral capsule and essential
fatty acids (EFA's), like those found in flax
oil, vegetable oils like olive - black currant -
safflower - sunflower - sesame - evening
primrose oil and fish oils. Cod liver oil is
good for you but it's NOT the same thing.
-- How much Vitamin C?
with a small amount of Buffered C (contains
calcium, potassium & magnesium) - 1/8
tsp., 4X a day - in water, between meals -
gradually increase the dose, just a little at a
time, until you reach bowel
tolerance: ‘Til you get a rumbly gut, soft
stool or diarrhea, then reduce the dose.
-- Allergies & Candida Yeast - What’s the
yeast overgrowth can be a major contributing
factor in food allergies, and vice versa.
Do I Do if I Suspect Candida Yeast Problems?
Try the simple Cave Man diet plan for 10 days,
limit the amount of starchy foods you eat, and
note any changes in your mental and physical
functions. See the Candida
the Cave Man Diet?
and lots of vegetables: Every way except fried.
Raw is best, of course, then steamed or stir
fried, soups and stews; frozen is okay. Lots of
beans and peas, root vegetables; and some
protein foods: Such as fish, shellfish, chicken,
turkey, rabbit, nuts and seeds. See colored
pages for specific foods allowed each day.
Do I test myself for food Allergies?
the suspect foods, then add them back one at a
time, and your body will tell you. When your
symptoms have calmed down, usually after five to
ten days (sometimes longer), then begin to add
foods back into your diet.
the Allergy - Addiction Connection?
-- We can actually become addicted to foods
we are allergic to, and if we don't get a `fix',
that is, have that specific food daily, we may
go through withdrawal symptoms. Feeling worse
for the first 3 to 5 days on an elimination diet
is normal, but then, little by little the old
complaints should start to disappear.
Harmful is Cheating on the Diet?
all of us slip off the diet occasionally, just
get back on it the very next day. Be nice to
yourself! Be your own best friend. What's
harmful is beating yourself up for indulging and
playing 'kick me'. Relax, you’re human - we
all go astray occasionally.
Far Can I Go Off the Diet Without Destroying All
the Good I've Done?
don't know. You'll find out just how far you can
go after slipping once or twice; just get back
on your diet immediately.
-- Is there a doctor in my area who understands
food allergies and Candida?
Pages for doctor referrals or call
my office - 206- 542-7130.