Can anyone give me some advice on diet for candida?
Earlier this year I had a candida antibodies test and it came back positive. Following this I put myself on a very restrictive diet: no sugar, dairy, caffeine, potatoes, barely any grains - I allowed myself some porridge, brown rice and rice cakes, and no fruit for the first month. I also took ecobalance and coconut oil daily.
I did this for 10 weeks and at no point did I feel any of the amazing health benefits that others report, though I did lose weight. Nor did my sugar cravings ever go away. To be honest I ended up really miserable and gave up.
I've been back to my bad habits giving in to my cravings for sugar and carbs but I think I really need to get rid of this as I've no idea whether it's causing symptoms that I'm attributing to my hashimotos.
My problem is I'm almost vegetarian - I will eat some chicken and fish a couple of times a week - so cutting out grains and potatoes is really difficult.
I would really appreciate if someone knows of a diet/plan that is sustainable (and preferably downloadable for free!!)?