The recovery time varies person to person and you shouldn’t set a strict timeline. It takes the body a long time to heal, especially when you consider all of those holes in your gut that the candida created. I’ve been on the diet for about a year and am pretty much symptom free. I’ve had assistance from a naturopath too of course, so its hard to say how long it will take for any of you to heal. I’d say stick to the general 6-18 month timeline.