Javizy wrote: I can’t understand why anyone wanting to maintain health would drink liquid starch. Rice milk is terrible for the average person wishing to remain sensitive to insulin, let alone someone with a candida overgrowth. Same goes for pseudo-health food rice cakes, and even rice itself.
There are loads of reasons to avoid wheat, but this article I read last night links nicely to insulin-spiking rice milk – How toxic is wheat?. In terms of candida, the simple fact is it’s packed full of starch, which raises your blood sugar faster than sugar itself, and is also the preferred choice of chow for pathogens like Klebsiella which fuel H. pylori overgrowths and GERD, not to mention gas and bloating.
There are a ton of candida diets out there, but it doesn’t mean any of them actually work. You won’t find any clinical trials verifying their efficacy, and you’ll rarely see a single reference for anything they claim. The one you posted can be instantly discounted because the authors believe vegetable oils don’t kill you and eggs do. Follow this advice to your grave.
All you can go by is what the available evidence suggests, and Able & Raster have tried to use that along with their own experience of trial and error to put together their diet. You can search the evidence and experiences of people online and you’ll probably struggle to fault any of their advice. The rest of the unsubstantiated stuff floating around the web can be discounted. If you want to further your own understanding, stick to science journals and listen to people’s experiences (with a pinch of salt) and the doctors/scientists who know what they’re talking about (surprisingly few it seems).
Is it fair to assume that oats are OK to eat, since, whilst they contain gluten, they have none of the other toxicity issues? (Hypothetical question; oats leave my stomach sore for some time, I’m assuming because of the gluten.)