How is ibuprofen supposed to help? It irritates your stomach lining and contributes to the kind of digestive, immune and liver problems you’re trying to overcome. The diet is a healing diet, not a guide to optimum nutrition. That’s not to say it isn’t healthy when compared to the typical Western diet. Your body can’t instantly adjust to major dietary changes, and pumping it full of toxins (drugs) is the kind of thing that leads to it breaking down in the first place. Overcoming candida isn’t easy, and it’s unrealistic to believe you can do it in a matter of weeks. It takes a long time to reverse a lifetime of damage, despite the claims of magic-bullet drug companies who produce the likes of ibuprofen.