@MyButterflyEffect Thanks for your response. Alcohol does mess with your blood sugar levels and sleep cycle, as you probably know. Alot of it may be just psychological, though. Not encouraging people to drink more alcohol, but just trying to give people the option. It makes the diet more tolerable if people realize they can have a drink and socialize with friends, once in awhile.
If mushrooms are triggering an allergic response, then I can see the logic in keeping them off the menu. My understanding was that the immune system was failing to recognize candida as a threat, though.
@dvjorge – there is little lactose/carbs in cheese remaining – that’s the whole point. Bacteria converts the lactose in milk into lactic acid – that’s what makes it cheese! As for casein, you would know if you are allergic to casein already and there are many allergens out there. No sense in avoiding healthy proteins.
As said before, alcohol is not necessary, but makes life easier and the diet more likely to be followed.
I appreciate that some of you may be suffering from far worse symptoms than I am and good luck to all.