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Trixie wrote: Thank you for your reply. So I’m wondering, do you not think the dermatitis is caused by the candida? I’m only asking as it has been the bane of my life for a long time and I was really hoping that this lifestyle change (not diet!!) would heal it! I also have another question, are we allowed rhubarb? Sorry, slightly off topic!!

Hello, Trixie.

According to the research I’ve found in the past, S. dermatitis is believed to be a superficial fungal disease caused by a type of yeast called Malassezia folliculitis. The dermatitis is due to the yeast growing in the hair follicles producing inflammation which is of course called Seborrheic dermatitis. As we know, a Candida infestation is caused by an overgrowth of the Candida albicans yeast. My guess is that having both is a yeast connection; if a person’s system presents an environment that is beneficial to the overgrowth of one type of yeast, there’s a good chance that another overgrowth could occur as well.

Rhubarb is fine on the diet and has now been added to the list. I’m beginning to think perhaps a “foods not allowed” list would have been wiser.