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Hi missiello and welcome to the forum! You need to get informed well about the subject (Positivo gave you all the info you need) and then decide if you want to do this or not. If you do, then you must be committed to it and I will explain why.

Staying on your current diet, it might take years before some serious results (just guessing, this really depends on how bad your infestation is) or it ay never happen as you are still feeding candida and it will adapt to the single antifungal you are taking. Also, you need strong probiotic with many strains of good bacteria to beat candida. People following forum’s strict diet and protocol see a big improvement in symptoms sometimes in matter of just few months, although fully healing your gut can take 6-18 months so if you want to do this plan to be on modified and healthy diet for quite a while. Going back to the old diet too soon makes candida return, at times much worse than before.

So if your infestation is recent and not as bad, you might feel relief pretty soon and perhaps within 6 months or so you can start introducing new foods, but there is no set timeline. None of us really knows how bad it is until you try to get rid of it. I’ve been on the diet for 4 months and managed to get rid probably 90% of my symptoms. My initial plan was to do this for a month and be done with it. Now I laugh at how silly I was. I had no idea my infestation was so bad and once some of the symptoms I had for 25 years started going away I realized that I do have candida overgrowth in some form for most of my life.

Do not plan to do this if you are not able to commit to it. If you keep trying kill the candida and feed it at the same time you will be stuck in the never ending circle and finally broke down and say this diet doesn’t work. Stay away from cheating and try not to set yourself back and you should be fine. Nobody can do it for you, you must do it yourself. Others can just offer advice and support. Good thing is that you do have naturopath who can also offer some support and advice, although because of allowing fruit and other items candida feeds on makes me question if that person really knows enough about candida overgrowth.

There is plenty of information and support on this forum so if you decide to do this and have questions or just need to vent your frustrations we are all here. I find it that only people who do go through some form of the same issues I do can really understand me. The world outside of candida is so ignorant about it, but then again I was the same way until I found out I have it 🙂

Wishing you best of luck no matter what you decide!