From what ive read green leafy vegetables can cause the bloating and gas with regard to the IBS symptoms, and with candida those are the most vegetables that you should be eating, it seems to me that green leafy vegetables are good for candida diet but not good for IBS. What vegetables do i eat? Theres not much vegetables left if i think about it that can help my condition or am i suppose to be doing a candida diet at all?
The fact is that when you have a Candida infestation, bloating occurs with basically all foods part of the time and at least some foods all of the time. In other words, it’s difficult to avoid bloating when you have Candida unless you do something about it.
Of course the best thing to do is to cure your infestation. But since this can’t be done overnight, the next best thing is to add Betaine HCL (hydrochloride) to your diet right away. Take one table during your meal. If you still experience terrible bloating, take two tables during the next meal.
Another important thing to remember is that, the trigger foods for IBS are often the same foods that you should avoid on a Candida diet. For example; extremely greasy foods and cooking in a lot of grease should be avoided. FYI: Your body needs to have a certain amount of oil every day, and there are ‘safe’ oils which will not aggravate IBS. Other foods which aggravate IBS and can also be avoided on a Candida diet are pizza, red meat, French fries (all potatoes should be avoided during a Candida diet), and extremely spicy foods (such as pizza), also milk, cheese, ice cream and gluten.
Since a lot of vegetables eaten raw cause problems with IBS, you can lightly steam all of your vegetables on the Candida diet if you need to. Be sure to use extra virgin coconut oil or EVO.
So the bottom line is, you can and probably should go on a good Candida diet.
The link below is a post concerning the connection between IBS and Candida; you can read it for more information on curing both Candida and IBS.
Let us know if you have questions about the protocol (link below).