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mariegirl wrote: I’m on my 7th week of the candida diet. The first 5 weeks were good and encouraging. I lost all the fatigue that I was suffering with. I was only having problems with insomnia. But, even that didn’t seem to be too hard now that it wasn’t coupled with the fatigue.

The last 2 weeks things seemed to change. The insomnia seems to have gotten worse, or maybe just effecting me more. It seems that I’m getting my usual amount of sleep and sometimes even more; between 5-7 hours a night. But, I’m very tired.

My stomach is always unsettled; blotted, nauseous, crampy, and gassy. It’s always making gurgling noises, I feel that I need to have a bowel movement, but can’t.

My diet:


Hot water and a small glass of homemade kefir

1 hour later

buckwheat pancake with spinach and herbs ( my stomach doesn’t like eggs in the morning)
stir fry of onions, zucchini, broccoli, and cauliflower
But sometimes, I’ll fry onions and zucchini and spinach and throw an egg in it.
When my stomach isn’t very good, I’ll have cream of buckwheat. It’s boring and bland, but it goes down good and no complaints from my stomach.


Salad of mixed greens, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, avocado, and boiled egg
dressing: olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs
1 piece of toasted buckwheat or coconut bread with 1 tsp. Coconut oil. (only because I don’t want to lose any more weight.) I usually regret having it, because it makes me too full.
Sometimes just the salad makes me nauseous and uncomfortable.


veggies with eggplant dip, or steamed green beans or both, or a stir fry with allowed vegetables. Sometimes I make another salad without egg and avocado and throw in some black beans. I also like kale chips which I make with olive oil and salt.

an egg (if I can stomach it), or chicken (2x week). I can’t have fish because my husband is very allergic to it and can’t even smell it.

I fry with coconut oil only.

Before bed

small glass of kefir (This sometimes settles my stomach)

I drink between 2-3 litres of water a day
I take molybdenum in the morning, noon and at supper
calcium and vitamin C, vitamins a and d at supper
SF722 – 5 pills a day
I take an iron supplement from the doctor, not with calcium, but with my vitamin C at lunch
A probiotic before bed

Does this sound reasonable? Why is my stomach so upset? What am I doing wrong?

Hi mariegirl,

What I noticed was black beans. As you are on week 7 I doubt that you are on reintroducing phase of the diet so these were not be allowed I believe. Correct me if I’m wrong. I’m not sure how often you are eating it but perhaps you are not ready for that much starch?

I had similar symptoms to yours few weeks back. One thing that I noticed was that too much fiber was bugging my stomach. I had an endoscopy done and it turns out I also have stomach hernia and erosion caused by acid being pushed back so I am more careful with lemon on an empty stomach now.

So what I first done to make it easier on my stomach was I reduced the fiber a bit and this was easier on my stomach. By reducing fiber I mean watch out for high fiber foods combined on the same day. I had lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, leeks, celery etc. all on the same salad and could not digest it. I had a huge salad every day, but in about two weeks my stomach just crashed on it and I had nausea and stomach pains and gas etc. I reduced salads a little bit and have a cooked egg with steamed veggies (not more than two or three combined) in place of few of those salads. It helps for now. I was also instructed by my doctor to eat more smaller meals instead of three big ones. That helps as well.

Eggplant is sometimes to tough on my stomach, not sure why, so you can try and skip this one few days and see if it gets better or not.

You can try and see if this helps you at all.