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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can you eat popcorn on a candida diet?i'm on the diet b/c i've had a yeast infection for 3 mon, can't take fluconazole, & tried creams & boric acid.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: It is not advised to eat corn or corn products while on this particular diet (gluten/grains). Best of luck to you!
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Candida diet: Diets that are low in sugar and carbohydrates but high in raw garlic and probiotics can help keep yeast infections at bay. Herbal supplements such as Pau D'Arco (tincture or capsule form) or the Candida-Cleanse by SolaRay may be helpful. Popcorn does breakdown to a simple carbohydrate but overall is relatively low in sugar.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Make sure, if you eat meat, that it has no antibiotics added to it, which might make yeast worse. Free-range is good too, and kinder.
Sep 16, 2014
Last updated Feb 24, 2018

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