lashes86 wrote: I’m afraid that if I do cheat 20% of the time, that my yeast will come back full force…
The way I see this is, a long-lasting Candida infestation is a serious illness, as serious as just about any other illness, after all, it’s considered a life-threatening disease by many researchers.
Ask yourself this question, would I want to have 20% of my problems back?
I believe a good maintenance plan is necessary for the rest of the life of anyone who suffered from a Candida albicans infestation for more than six months.
This would mean no sugar products and no wheat products at all, and potatoes, pasta, and rice possibly only two to three times a week at the very most. Red meat eaten only twice a week. Maintenance should also include a good probiotic source, most preferably kefir; also a regimen of vitamins such as A, D3, E, C and Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc. In addition, a diet which promotes a well working immune system is highly important. This would be a minimal of caffeine if any at all.
If anyone who has ever had the infestation and recovered should have to take a course of antibiotics, they should go back on the diet and all supplements including probiotics immediately to prevent a recurrence.