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I know Able has mentioned that after a certain point, you can start testing foods and “have a bite of that wedding cake.” I don’t think I’m quite at that point yet, however.

You’re right, being on the treatment for just four months doesn’t qualify anyone for a go-to-cake free card, not by a long shot. In fact, I probably shouldn’t have posted that at all since it was intended for much, much further down the road at the point where the Candida infestation is believed to be completely cured. Plus, if I remember correctly, I wanted to give the guy his wedding cake as a goal to work toward during his treatment, since it seemed to be so important to him at the time.

Passing up on dessert/drinks is obvious..


should I go with the soba (usually made of wheat with some buckwheat, in a soy sauce and rice wine broth), or with the grilled fish (covered in soy sauce and sprinkled with table salt)? Maybe some sushi (raw fish over white rice)? How about soy-based products like tofu? If it’s just going to be one meal anyway, should I splurge and go for a curry dinner?

“Soy sauce and rice wine broth” is definitely out. Choosing white rice, no matter what the dish is, is practically the same as choosing a baked potato. Tofu, if it’s the ‘real deal’ and not what we receive here in America, may be worth a test; remember if it’s your first attempt, you should have only a minimal amount. And keep in mind that the table salt they use, if not sea salt, may contain Dextrose.

The best food to sick with is a one-ingredient dish when it comes to vegetables, otherwise, you have no idea what was used in the recipe (casseroles, etc.). And if there’s no other ‘safe’ choice for your main course, you can always go with any type of dried beans if they’re available or even a simple baked chicken breast would work – as long as you check to see if other ingredients were placed in the recipe.
If it’s an upscale restaurant, you can send a message to the chef with the explanation that you have allergies and can only eat certain foods, you may be surprised at what some restaurants are willing to do in order to please their customers (thanks, Luce).

My one reservation is that I would like to stay away from eggs if possible, since I’ve had bad experiences with non-organic eggs in the past.

Actually, in most cases, maybe not in yours, if you’re far enough along on the treatment, a regular egg (one) is far from the worst choice you could make. If it’s just a plain egg, at least there’s nothing there that’s going to feed the Candida as opposed to most foods you get in restaurants. For example, one boiled egg sliced over a large salad isn’t that bad.

Sashimi? As a test food, yes. I think I’d stay away from the sauces however, maybe a lime or lemon squeezed over the dish.

My opinion about wheat is biased I’m afraid; this I put in the same category as corn and sugar as being something that no one, Candida being present or not, needs in their diet. There are dozens of negative possibilities attached to these without one single positive.

We’ve all heard of essential amino acids and essential fatty acids, and even essential vitamins and minerals that the human body can’t live without. But have you ever heard of “essential carbohydrates”? Of course not, that’s because there’s no such thing.

Did you know that carbohydrates can be made in your body? They’re made out of fat and protein. So as long as you eat fat and protein, you’re going to have carbohydrates in your body.

A lot of people will argue that we need the carbs from such foods as wheat in order to produce the needed glucose, but glucose is also produced naturally in the body from amino acids if we’re not eating a carb rich food source.
I often wonder how these people who argue in favor of eating a carbohydrate diet think that the Eskimos of years ago survived for century after century when the only food source they ever had was meat protein, i.e. fish, walrus, polar bear, etc. I have no doubt that they were healthier as a whole than the average American is today. That’s because the human body is able to supple the essential nutrients if given the correct, “healthy” tools. (No, I’m not advocating an all-meat diet by any means). Sheesh, it’s amazing at how we have to cover ourselves when posting factual information.

It’s a well documented fact that wheat can and does damage the lining of the intestines. Here on the forum we know this better by another name, leaky gut syndrome.

I seemed to have gotten off the subject again, sorry about that, Himawari.