I’ve been doing this diet for over 5 months, so I’m willing to try something new if it means finishing off the candida faster.
CS, what were the probiotics you were taking? Also, were you drinking homemade kefir every day?
Probiotics: Since I was already on a different (though very similar) candida diet before I found this forum, I had started off with a low-CFU probiotic with about 10 strains or so. After I found this forum, I switched to the forum-recommended MegaFlora and went through a bottle of 30. Then I went through a bottle of 30 MegaFlora Plus. Since Raster advocates variety, I switched to a different brand after that — 35 billion CFU with 14 strains, which I now take twice a day. It doesn’t have DDS-1, so I went and bought a bottle of DDS-1 to augment it. I take 10 billion CFU of the DDS-1 per day, so altogether I’m up to 15 strains @ 80 billion CFU per day right now. I take them at night before bed, at least two hours after any meals or anti-fungals, as you had recommended. I used to also take S. Boulardi, which is a Candida-killing yeast.
As for the kefir, the forum protocol described it as being optional so I skipped it.
I will say that I’ve made great progress with the diet, but the beast has yet to be slain. If injecting some water and probiotics (or other all-natural stuff) into the colon speeds up this battle, then I’m all for it. So I’m gonna take up what I dub “the 2012 Jorge enema challenge” and see what happens. 🙂