zen50 wrote: I know it’s probably pretty rare to find the combination of the 3 in one person, but alas, here I am. My glucose levels have been doing better on the diet, but it is still not perfect. It goes up and down every now and then, which forces me off the diet. I almost feel like it’s a losing battle being diabetic (type 1) and trying to fight candida completely. …Also there is the vegan aspect. I am having difficult time finding a decent source of protein. I mean, legumes and nuts, I know, but I can only eat so many a day. Soy is out of the diet, if I’m not mistaken, which is where I use to get my main source of protein before. I almost feel like I’m doing my body more harm being on this diet than if I just ate “carb/soy based” foods in moderation.
…I guess my main question is…do people use this diet alone to control their symptoms, or do they go on meds too? I have NOT tried any meds, and have been doing things naturally. It use to work before, but am having a heck of a time lately and am considering of eating carbs/soy and just go on monostat or difflucan, or whatever and hope for the best…
Its going to be pretty hard to get a variety of protein sources, that your body requires for growth & repair, being a vegan on this diet.
Hemp protein powder is allowed.
Chia Seed and Flax Seed are also allowed, although personally flaxseed causes me more digestive discomfort than its worth.
Coconut Flour & other acceptable flours also have a reasonable protein content. See Able & Raster’s diet for the full list.
Spinach, Broccoli, Cauliflower & Kale are high protein vegetables if that helps.
Legumes are high in carbs & phytoestrogens, Soy is absolutely awful stuff & shouldn’t be sold in health food shops, so try to avoid these.
Nuts are consider a problem food on the stricter diet, which most people on this forum follow.