While I like Dr. Mcoomb and the information he mentions, I am not a big fan of his plan for many reasons. First, he allows fruit which is a big no no as far as the diet is concerned. Fruits contain lots of beneficial vitamins and healing properties, but they all have one thing in common…lots of sugar (typically).
While you’d think the body can handle natural sugar, in reality it is feeding the candida prolonging your treatment. Sugar is found in other foods including vegetables such as carrots and tomatoes (technically a fruit tho). I look at sugar as the devil right now and its nothing but trouble.
The second reason is he allows foods like rice. I feel rice can be problematic if you are very ill with candida because it contains starch and natural sugars; this can feed the candida. It will only prolong your treatment. If you eat it sparingly then its OK (in my opinion). Also you can become allergic to rice (like me) and this shows that it isn’t beneficial to the diet.
The third reason is that he allows beef and pork. These are big no no’s as far as I’m concerned because cause a TON of ammonia production (one of the top things you don’t want). Gas can harm the internal organs, create an environment for candida to grow (low oxygen environment), and is pretty toxic in general.
My other reason is because he promotes his products which he makes money off of. While he wants to help and heal people, it won’t be effective for everyone because they would be eating fruits, pork/beef, and starches. It just doesn’t make sense to me. Also his probiotics are weak sauce; something like 5 billion per capsule. His antifungal product also is a joke because you can find things that are way more effective such as SF722 undecenoic acid, oregano oil, etc.
If I went on the Mccoomb’s plan; I would be in bad shape because I once had horrible leaky gut. My recovery time would be years instead of months and I would spend twice the amount of money (possibly)…
Relating to this, everyone has their own individual candida problem (in my own opinion) and I feel that its caused by different factors in everyone. The mcoomb’s plan may heal like 40% (complete guesstimate) of people out there, but it won’t heal everyone. It certainly wouldn’t heal me as much as I’d like!
2)An alternative to cow derived kefir is to make one from goats milk and you shouldnt be allergic to goats milk. Kefir contains many strains of natural probiotic which is the single most important thing you need for your recovery. The benefits outweigh the consequences because it’ll be introducing new micro flora to your gut. This imbalance (caused by antibiotic use) caused you to be here.
3)High count and high strain probiotics are best. Able recommends one with DDS-1 and I like called HMF neuro; both of these are human derived probiotics that heal better than most other probiotics (in our opinion).
4)I didn’t do the cleanse so don’t know.