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Anti Fungal Diet : Experts Plan For A Natural Safe Effective Candida Cleanse

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Anti Fungal Diet

The anti fungal diet below is specifically designed for yeast and candida issues. Also known as candida diet, the anti fungal diet is one of the most important parts of the candida overgrowth treatment.
Use this step by step experts guide to build an ideal anti fungal diet plan based on your own body and lifestyle needs.
We’ll cover top recipes, what to eat, foods to avoid, antifungal foods and candida supplements to support the candida cleanse.

Anti Fungal Diet Plan

Phase 1: Oxygen colon cleanse.Remove accumulated waste buildup and other toxins the can feed candida yeast.
Phase 2: Transition to antifungal diet.Replace problematic foods with healthy alternatives.
Phase 3: Add antifungal foods.Help the body to naturally fight the fungal infection.
Supplements.Support the anti fungal diet different phases when needed.

Health practitioners: see related experts guides for:

Anti Fungal Diet Phase One

Week 1 : Oxygen Colon Cleanse
  • Objective: Remove accumulated waste buildup and other toxins the can feed candida yeast.

The most important step to do before starting the anti fungal diet or any candida cleanse, is to optimize your digestive tract and toxins elimination functions.
A constipated, congested or irritated colon is a breeding ground for candida and other pathogens.
No matter what antifungal medication or candida supplements you may take, as long as your colon has waste buildup that can feed candida, candida will continue to grow and release its toxins in your digestive tract.
This applies also to antifungal foods, even healthy foods that are recommended for the anti fungal diet.  The waste buildup makes it difficult for the colon to handle the foods you eat in a normal pace. As a result, the foods may stay longer in your digestive tract, get rotten, and become toxic.

Healing Crisis & Anti fungal Diet

Cleansing your colon in the beginning of the anti fungal diet is a critical step. It is often overlooked, and is the main reason why many people can’t heal from their candida and yeast issues. Even when they follow strict anti fungal diet plans.
It is also the cause behind the healing crises and die off symptoms many people experience during the candida cleanse.
It just takes the body too much time to eliminate the dead yeast and its toxins. The longer these released toxins stay in your system, the more negative impact they have on your body, vital organs and the way you feel.

This is exactly what an oxygen colon cleanse (Oxy-powder) is designed to do.
Oxy-Powder releases oxygen in the intestine and colon to detoxify and loosen toxins, undigested food particles and waste buildup so they can be flushed out naturally by the body throughout normal bowel movements.
The weight of the waste buildup in the colon may be 10-20 pounds and sometimes even more. When the body gets rid of such a burden, it has more energy and resources to perform better and to actually heal other areas which were neglected before. Most people start to notice significant improvements in the first 24-48 hours.

For the complete experts guide, see: oxygen colon cleanse.

Anti Fungal Diet Phase Two

Week 1-2 : Transition to a healthy anti fungal diet
  • Objective: Replace problematic foods with healthy alternatives.

Transition to a healthy anti fungal diet is not supposed to happen overnight. Your body may not be able to handle so many changes all at once. Take your time and learn how different foods make you feel. Even healthy foods.
This process usually takes time, especially with foods your body may not be used to.
Taking full spectrum digestive enzyme with your meals can help with this transition and improve the digestion and nutrients absorption from the foods you eat.

Anti Fungal Diet Foods To Avoid

A common (yet overlooked) principle in the anti fungal diet: before you figure out what to eat, it is much more important to stop eating problematic foods that can contribute to yeast and candida overgrowth. Some foods may be the the root cause of the yeast problem in the body. This is very common.

The main foods you should not eat when you have candida:
(click on each of the links if you wish to learn more, including healthy foods you should eat instead)

Also, common problematic eating habits to watch for:

What To Eat On The Anti Fungal Diet

Many people are surprised to learn they actually enjoy the anti fungal diet. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a big sacrifice in terms of taste. Just give your taste buds some time to adjust. Modern diets, especially processed foods are chemically enhanced with very aggressive flavors.
The body does adjust, usually within 1-2 weeks.

A few useful comments based on the FAQ:

  • Most people do very well on a medium protein medium fat low carb diet. No need to go zero carbs. No need to eat large amounts of proteins.
  • You do not have to eat all of these foods below. Select the ones you enjoy. Keep things simple.
  • If you choose to eat meat, fish or eggs, always include leafy greens with the meal.
  • You do not have to eat meat or other animal proteins every day.
  • Remember: this is a transitional diet, not diet for life. Once you feel better, you will add more foods.

Anti fungal diet foods to eat include:
Click on each of the food category link to see the complete food list.

Food categoryBest way to eatComments
Greensraw, steamed.
Non-starchy Vegetablesraw, steamed, grilled.
Root Vegetablesraw, steamed, grilled, boiled, in moderation.
Vegetable-like fruitsraw or lightly for potential sensitivities.
Fresh Low Sugar Fruitswhole ripe fresh fruits, on an empty stomach only away from other foods. Please refer to the food combination section before eating.
Meat, Wild Fish & Eggsgrilled or cooked (eggs).Please refer to the food combination section before eating.
Nuts & Seedsraw, sprouted or soaked, unsalted, unroasted.Please refer to the food combination section before eating.
Herbs & Spicesuse organic and fresh when possible.
watch for potential sensitivities.
Oils & Fatsraw, natural and unrefined,Please refer to the food combination section before eating.
Natural Sweetenersuse in moderation.

Anti Fungal Diet Phase Three

Week 2-4 : Add anti fungal foods and herbs
  • Objective: Help the body to naturally fight the fungal infection.

Antifungal foods should be introduced into your anti fungal diet gradually, so you can learn how your body responds to them. This is very important in order to minimize the risk of getting a healing crisis or a detox reaction. Some of these foods have very strong antifungal properties. Always start with a small serving size, one food at a time and see how you feel.

Coconut oil is a great example: it is actually one of the most known foods that kill candida due to its anti-fungal properties. Caprylic acid, a fatty acid found in coconut oil is responsible for its strong antifungal properties, and can be found in many antifungal supplements as well.
If you have candida overgrowth and are not used to coconut oil, taking as little as 1 tablespoon (15ml) of coconut oil at once can cause a strong detox reaction.

Here is a summary of the most common antifungal foods and spices to include in your anti fungal diet and how to use them:

Natural Antifungal FoodsBest uses and preferred source
Apple cider vinegar (ACV).
See: apple cider vinegar for candida.
  • Use raw unfiltered unpasteurized form with the mother.
  • Preferred source: Bragg organic raw apple cider vinegar with the mother.
  • Great as detox drinks on an empty stomach: overnight toxins flush.
  • Use in foods as salad dressing with lemon juice.
  • Highest food source of natural chlorophyll.
  • Ideal for gentle detoxification and nutrients support.
  • Preferred source: E3live fresh blue-green algae.
  • Use 2×3 times a day on an empty stomach.
Black tea (source).
  • Use in moderation as coffee alternative.
  • Can cause die off symptoms for some people.
Cayenne Pepper.
  • Consume with healthy fats.
  • Great for improved circulation.
  • Do not use if you have leaky gut.
  • Watch for food sensitivities, especially as nightshades allergy.
  • Stabilizes blood sugar, good when taken with foods.
  • See cinnamon apple recipe for candida breakfast.
  • Good as cinnamon tea with organic stevia or xylitol as natural sweeteners.
  • Good with foods, desserts as well as with cinnamon tea.
  • Ideal for parasite cleanse.
Coconut oil & butter (Caprylic acid).
See: coconut oil for candida.
  • Great energy source.
  • May cause die off symptoms or diarrhea.
  • May cause diarrhea when taken on an empty stomach.
  • Start with 1 teaspoon (5 ml).
See: garlic for candida.
  • Most potent in raw fresh form.
  • May cause die off symptoms.
  • Start with 1 garlic clove with healthy fats.
Ginger (source).
  • Mild antifungal.
  • Great as digestive aid.
  • Good as candida tea, detox drinks or added to foods.
  • Great for liver cleanse, see: liver cleanse juice.
Green tea (source).
  • Use in moderation as coffee alternative.
  • Can cause die off symptoms for some people.
Lemon juice lime.
Olive oil.
  • Very mild antifungal.
  • Great for salad dressings with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice.
  • Great for liver cleanse, see: liver cleanse juice.
Onions (source).
  • Weak antifungal activity. Good for cooking or to add flavor to meals.
Papaya seeds.
  • Strong antiparasitic action. May cause die off reaction.
  • Use: later phases of candida cleanse or parasite cleanse, after colon cleanse.
  • How to use: as a part of a anti parasitic smoothie.
Pumpkin seeds.
  • Mild antifungal activity.
  • Very good source of vegan protein and zinc.
  • Was raw organic sprouted for easy digestion.
  • See pumpkin seeds soup recipe: golden detox energy soup.
  • Weak antifungal activity.
  • Use roasted rutabaga as a lower carb alternatives to potatoes.
  • Good source of minerals.
  • Add Umami flavor to meals.
  • Preferred source: raw nori sheets as salads wraps, dulse with salads.
  • Source need to guarantee heavy metals purity.
  • See seaweed recipe: living vitality salad.
Turmeric (curcumin) (source).
  • Mild antifungal activity.
  • Strong anti-inflammation.
  • Great as teas, soups, detox drinks and added to meals.
  • When used in meals use with healthy fats to improve absorption & bioavailability.
  • See turmeric soup recipe: golden detox energy soup.
  • For detox drinks, use alcohol free liquid extract.
    Preferred source, organic: Dr. Group organic liquid turmeric.


  • Objective: Support the different phases of the anti fungal diet.

Supplements can make a big difference in the anti fungal diet plan when used correctly. Supplements are not however, going to come instead of the diet. Regardless of how strong or potent they are claimed to be.

Below are the recommended supplements that are commonly used as a part of the anti fungal treatment.
Note that they are not always needed.

Click on the relevant links to read the relevant experts guide.

SupplementObjectiveWhen To Use
Oxygen colon cleanse.
  • Remove accumulated waste buildup and other toxins the can feed candida yeast.
  • Improve toxins elimination.
  • Prevent and minimize a healing crisis.
Phase 1.
Candida “targeted” probiotics.
  • Populate the gut with good bacteria that are effective against candida.
Initial 4 weeks.
  • Help with the transition to the anti fungal diet.
  • Improve digestion, nutrients uptake from foods you eat.
  • Break down candida cell wall biofilm.
Optional: phase 1 until all digestive issues are resolved.
  • Eliminate candida yeasts in more severe or stubborn cases of candida overgrowth.
Optional – start after 4 weeks from initial treatment when needed.
Ozonated Olive Oil.
  • Relieve fungal infection on skin, rash, eczema, itchy skin, vaginal yeast infections, oral thrush.
Optional: when a relief is needed.
Vitamins, minerals antioxidants.
  • Key nutrients required by the body to repair the damage caused by the fungal infection.
  • Prevent common nutritional deficiencies.
  • Protect the internal organs and cells from free radical damage.
When needed, especially in more severe infections.
Candida Specialists


  1. 5 stars
    I have had yeast in my mouth for about a year. I had it biopsied to confirm diagnosis.
    I have tried many things to get rid of it, to no avail.
    Can you PLEASE point me in the right direction, whatever that may be?

    Does sugar aggravate oral yeast?

    Thank you,
    N. Dekker

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