One issue that bothers me is protein. In essence, how concerned should we be that Candida might feed on the protein we eat? Is the issue more that protein produces ammonia in the intestines?
It’s the ammonia released by the breakdown of the protein that plays a factor in the Candida infestation, not the protein itself.
From the chicken, I’ve experienced belching and flatulence. This I find very confusing. Might this be a sign that the Candida are chowing down? Or is this just my body reacting to meat after a cleansing diet?
It’s the Candida and the beneficial bacteria both reacting to ammonia. Candida use it as part of the hospitable environment that they need for survival, and the beneficial bacteria are destroyed by ammonia which allows more room and food in the intestines for the Candida to multiply. That’s why die-off symptoms slack off when eating meat protein and often symptoms of a Candida infestation will return or grow worse.
This is the reason I went for three months without eating meat, chicken or fish when I started the treatment. Small amounts of chicken and fish are only on the stricter diet because most people find it impossible to go that long without protein. I made up for the animal protein with lots of eggs and kefir.