Hello, welcome to the forum. I’ll answer your questions below.
Quote: “how does caffine feed the candidia?”
Reply: Caffeine doesn’t really feed Candida, but the reasons that we ask you to avoid it during your entire treatment are just as important; this is because caffeine, along with stress, are the two biggest drains on the immune system which is already overworked just trying to handle the infestation that has hold of your body. Speaking of caffeine, most coffee contains mold as well, and as you can imagine, this is one of the worst things you can digest, especially with a Candida infestation.
Quote: “can you eat oatmeal on this diet at some point?”
Reply: You can eat organic oat bran, but you shouldn’t eat regular oatmeal as there’s a huge difference. You can also use this to make chicken strips or any other breaded food item.
Quote: “knowing everything that is on the diet and can be reintroduced, you can make chili, correct?”
Reply: Since chili normally contains dried beans and tomatoes and tomato sauce, as well as beef if it isn’t vegetarian, I would hold off until you’re a few weeks into the next stage, which can be anywhere from 2 to 6 months or in some cases longer, depending on the degree of the infestation and how long you’ve had it.
Quote: “can you drink things like almond, hemp or rice milk?”
Reply: For a better start on the diet, we suggest that you drink nothing but pure water and lemon water for at least the first few months if you can manage. Water is ultra important for many reason when you’re suffering from a Candida albicans infestation.
Quote: “do you have to do the detox and liver cleanse BEFORE you start the strict diet and is that all you get is the liquid or do you get to eat food on it?”
Reply: Please read the post linked below. This will explain an easier way to do a diet combined with a mild detox. You’ll be eating food from the beginning with this plan.
Quote: “i had read that ph and candidia go hand and hand, if tomatoes are so acidic, how can you eat them on this diet?”
Reply: The pH of the body in general doesn’t normally change much at all, but the pH of the lower intestines can change drastically, and this is the problem with a Candia infestation. The only way you’ll cure the infestation is by making the lower intestines and colon environmentally inhospitable to the Candida albicans, this is done by causing the area to become more acidic. As far as your question goes, if you’re saying that an alkaline pH is needed to cure the infestation, you should read the following post. http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst780_Acid-or-Alkaline.aspx
Tomatoes shouldn’t be eaten during the first month of the diet, and then occasionally.
Let us know if you have other questions.