Johnny, the best treatment for both Candida albicans and Leaky gut Syndrome is strong probiotics and sources of beneficial bacteria, plus plenty of prebiotics to feed the beneficial bacteria.
So treating both with prebiotics/probiotics will definitely help to alleviate both Candida and leaky gut. Normally, it takes quite a while to build up the stomach acid, not to mention the flora, so the sooner anyone gets started on this the better.
The oatmeal that your father is having, is this regular oatmeal from a grocery store or actually oat bran? They’re quite different, and regular oatmeal can feed the Candida.
Both start as ‘whole oat groats’ that are de-hulled and somewhat stabilized to prevent them from going rancid. Oatmeal or oat flakes range in thickness from 0.36 millimeters to 1.00 millimeters. With oat bran, the oat groats go through several rollers that flatten the groats and separate the bran from the flour.
The nutritional value is different as well; 1/2 cup of oatmeal contains 4 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein, but a half cup of at bran contains 9 grams of fiber and about 10 grams of protein.
Rice bran flour will also feed the beneficial bacteria acting as a prebiotic.
Johnny, I’m very interested in what your diet was like before you contracted Candida as well as your father’s diet.