I annoyingly just posted a huge reply to you and then the internet messed up and all was lost :S…
Basically thank you very much for replying Hope. It is all very confusing; for instance my auntie, who introduced me to candida after she had gone through the same thing, told me to follow Erica White’s Beat Candida Cookbook religiously and she allows wheat, grains, beans etc. etc.
Then I read the Yeast Connection Handbook by Dr William Crook and he says as long as you can tolerate yeast you can even eat bread etc.!! (which made no sense to me whatsoever!).
I understand why you are much more careful, so I think I will follow your advice. To be honest I feel fine without grains everyday and I live mainly of fish, yoghurt, chicken and vegetables at the moment but its nice for a change and I can’t afford the meat all the time. Also its handy for breakfast as I’ve been eating buckwheat porridge (which is ridiculously bland but filling).
In terms of intolerances I was told years ago that I had a problem with the nightshade family and soya (so tofu is out for me anyway I guess). I’ve noticed I slowly became more and more intolerant to dairy over the years I ignored the diet but I can still seem to stomach plain greek yoghurt which I’m happy about.
The weird thing is before I started the diet I couldn’t handle any oils; nuts, avocados, olive oil etc. nor eggs, but these seem to be going down easier these days luckily.
Anyway I guess it is all just a learning process so I’ll keep following the forum and keep reading like you suggested. But this forum really really helps so again, thank you very much for replying.
Oh.. another thing I found interesting today.. I was on a long photo shoot and the only thing there to eat was a big treasure chest full of fruit so I had to cave and eat a green apple or I would have surely fainted. The reaction I had to this was pretty bad!!! On the bright side it has confirmed the diet is doing something :).