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    Lily
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    I’m sure I’ve read somewhere that cottage cheese is ok to eat. Anyone know if this is true??

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    rajv23
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    I hope so, i’m sat here eating some right now!

    I’m sure I’ve that as Cottage Cheese isn’t a hard cheese, you are allowed it.

    #63496

    Lily
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    Haha! Oh that’s good then as at least I have something tasty as a topping 🙂

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    Hope
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    Are you guys in Stage 1 or Stage 2? My understanding is that the only dairy allowed in Stage 1 is plain organic yogurt or kefir, and even some AC diets don’t allow those because of the high lactose (milk sugars). Here’s from the “Foods to Avoid” list for Stage 1

    “Holistic practitioners recommend that Candida sufferers dramatically reduce their dairy intake
    Candida prevents the body from processing fat properly
    Only aged cheeses need to be eliminated completely
    ***A small amount of Swiss or Mozzarella cheese can be reintroduced in Stage 2***)

    Swiss and Mozzarella are exmaples of cheeses that are not aged (or are aged only briefly) and are allowed to be reintroduced in Stage 2, with caution. I don’t think I’d be snacking on cottage cheese.

    If you *must* have some, goat’s milk is lower in lactose than cow’s milk. So, your best bet would be organic goat’s milk cottage cheese, but my understanding is that it would not be an allowed food at all on this diet. I could be wrong (?).

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    Lily
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    Oh drat! Thought it would be too good to be true :-/

    #63589

    LolloRosso
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    I think it depends which site or book you read. I have two books that say cottage cheese is okay for stage one, infact any cheese matured less than 3 months.

    With this diet I have found that somethings affect me more and less than the books say, we are all individuals and I would guess that certain foods will cause different reations to others than they do to me. I think probably due to the severity of the infection.

    Caffine is my worst enemy, on week 2 I thought, a cup of Earl Grey can’t hurt, I’ll have just one cup. I paid for it the next day, I felt as if I had been down the pub on an all nighter. I stick to my rooibos now.

    #63593

    helmax
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    I’m on phase 2 of the Candida diet, and it took me seven months to get here, There was no way I would have touched cottage cheese or any other dairy product other than plain Greek yogurt during the 1st phase, and I have no intention of eating dairy products again. I can live without those. The people who think they can start ‘working in’ phase 2 products early on during phase 1 are only kidding themselves, and setting themselves up for failure. Without knowing it, we can slowly be feeding the Candida that’s still in our system, and one day BANG … the full force of a Candida infestation will show itself in the worst ways possible. And don’t say that can’t happen, it’s happened far too many times in the past.

    The truth is, there’s simply not a ‘perfect Candida diet’ that’s going to suit everyone’s needs and tolerance level. Experiment, but cautiously, throughout your treatment. That’s all any of us can really do to survive. Three food items saved my sanity during the long, seven months of phase 1, discovering coconut flour, sardines, and Organic Yellow Mustard made with apple cider vinegar. Take about adding taste to an otherwise morbidly bland diet.

    #63598

    ducktorwho
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    What brand is the mustard? I miss it. And ketchup, but that I’ll just have to try to make myself.

    #63717

    Betty83
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    dang I was hoping cottage cheese was allowed in stage 1. I guess I better avoid it until stage 2. As for the plain greek yogurt… Fage is really good but has 6 to 8 grams of sugar depending on what kind you get (total, 2%, or 0%) is that ok for stage 1? I can’t find any yogurt that is sugar free? This is the only dairy allowed in stage 1 right? What about Kefir? Lifeway is what I used to buy but has sugar in it. Something like 15 to 20 grams per serving. Should I wait on that until later?

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    Javizy
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    Just thought I’d ask about paneer here. It’s a kind of cottage cheese that’s easy to make with milk and lemon juice, and contains only 1.2g of carbohydrate per 100g. That’s over 90% less than a Granny Smith apple, which can be allowed on phase 1.

    I’ve heard the problem with dairy is in digesting the fat, but wouldn’t that make kefir, yoghurt, oil etc a problem, too? Are there any other reasons for avoiding non-aged cheeses? Is there something special about lactose in particular? Even 100g of turnip has 4g of sugar.

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    Javizy wrote: Just thought I’d ask about paneer here. It’s a kind of cottage cheese that’s easy to make with milk and lemon juice, and contains only 1.2g of carbohydrate per 100g. That’s over 90% less than a Granny Smith apple, which can be allowed on phase 1. I’ve heard the problem with dairy is in digesting the fat, but wouldn’t that make kefir, yoghurt, oil etc a problem, too? Are there any other reasons for avoiding non-aged cheeses? Is there something special about lactose in particular? Even 100g of turnip has 4g of sugar.

    Hello, Javizy, digesting the fat in milk isn’t the problem with a Candida infestation nor the carbohyhdrates; it’s the fact that the lactose sugar is food for the Candida. As far as yogurt and kefir are concerned, the sugar remaining in the end product after fermentation is notably less than in straight milk.

    I don’t know that much about paneer, but I doubt that it’s fermented, however, if it is then the same would be true as far as the sugar content is concerned.

    Able

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    Javizy
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    Able900 wrote: Hello, Javizy, digesting the fat in milk isn’t the problem with a Candida infestation nor the carbohyhdrates; it’s the fact that the lactose sugar is food for the Candida. As far as yogurt and kefir are concerned, the sugar remaining in the end product after fermentation is notably less than in straight milk.

    I don’t know that much about paneer, but I doubt that it’s fermented, however, if it is then the same would be true as far as the sugar content is concerned.

    So candida feeds on lactose more readily than say fructose? That’s what I don’t understand. The Granny Smith is about 11% sugar, some of which is made up of sucrose. The paneer is just over 1% lactose. Greek yoghurt is 6% lactose. Most non-starchy veg falls in between somewhere. Am I missing something?

    I’m still not understanding why certain foods aren’t allowed judging by their nutritional content. I know it’s a lot more complicated than sugar percentage, but any light you can shine on the matter would be appreciated.

    By the way, you make paneer just by heating milk, adding acid like lemon juice, separating the curd and pressing it into a block. That’s why it appeals to me, since I could economically make organic cheese without mould.

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    salexander
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    What about dry curd cottage cheese? Apparently it is very low in lactose.

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    Clare_
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    I think I read a recipe for Kefir cheese on Dom’s site.

    That might be worth trying.

    Here it is:

    http://users.chariot.net.au/~dna/kefir_cheese.html

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    Shannon29
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    What brand is the mustard? I miss it. And ketchup, but that I’ll just have to try to make myself.

    Doctorwho,

    The brand of mustard is Eden organic. I have some and I put it on everything. Here is a link:
    http://www.vitacost.com/eden-foods-organic-yellow-mustard-9-oz?csrc=GPF-PA-024182002102&ci_sku=024182002102&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw=%7Bkeyword%7D

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