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Hello, Amanda.

I’d start the detox diet regardless of the steroids. Long term use of steroids can suppress the immune response, but hopefully you won’t have to use it that long, and like you said, you’ve got to do something.

The detox diet should start killing the Candida, so unless you screw up with in the diet at least the Candida symptoms won’t get any worse than they are now. That’s a plus.

The broth isn’t a bad idea, but it seems that the beneficial fiber in the vegetables are just going to waste that way, so personally I would want the veggies as well. You could always make the broth and then eat the vegetables I suppose. If possible, I would try to find some organic vegetables as well as the organic eggs.

A good way to detox the liver is using Digestive Grape Bitters by Planetary Formulations. These will help you to digest the fibers in the vegetables naturally, as well as acting as a detoxing agent for the liver. Most of the Vitamin Shoppe stores carry this brand and it’s fairly cheap compared to most supplements.

If you decide to use the bitters, use only 1/2 of a dropper full after each meal. But sure to drop it towards the back of the tongue as it needs to stimulate the vegas nerve in that area. You will not need to take any additional digestive enzymes during your treatment as long as you use this, and it’s better for your system than pure enzymes would be.

A list of detox foods you can have on the diet are;

Fresh garlic
Greens (turnip, kale, mustard, etc.)
Fresh lemon water 2 to 3 times a day (no sweeteners)
Brussels sprouts
Green Peppers

I’m sure I left out a few, so if you have one in mind, just ask.

Remember you only want to lightly steam to vegetables if you wish to ‘cook’ them. Mixing the vegetables together as a salad is a great idea. You can use pure lemon juice with a little olive or coconut oil as a dressing.

A tablespoon of organic coconut oil after each meal will help with elimination, and a couple of spoonfuls of extra virgin olive oil each night will stimulate the liver to eliminate bile. Try not to become constipated on this diet as the point is to clear your body of all chemicals and toxins.

You’ll want to obtain enough salt during the cleanse but be sure to use only Himalayan sea salt which is normally a light pink color. This is the purest form of salt with many life-sustaining minerals still intact, and does not contain added ingredients. Regular table salt contains either Dextrose (sugar) or other unnecessary chemicals.

Check your toothpaste as most brands contain various chemicals which will harm the detox process as well as sugar alcohols that feed the Candida.