I need recipes and money saving tips for this yeast elimination thing (can't get rid of thrush. Nutritionist recommended yeast elimination diet. Willing to try anything at this point....)

So, here's the deal, for the next four to six weeks, I can eat only off of this list, and I am about clueless as to what to make that James-friendly (not super chick foods, not too hard on the wallet.)

Here's the list. I need suggestions.

Also, boob nazi types, if I can't have oatmeal or brewer's yeast, what can I take to boost my supply? ***sigh****


Vegetables
alfalfa sprouts
artichoke, chinese
bamboo sprouts
bavarian endive
bean sprouts
bell pepper (green)
carrot
celeriac (celery root, knob celery)
curly cress
curly endive
eggplant
garlic
jicama
kelp
leek
lettuces (romaine)
okra
parsnip
pumpkin
radish
red sweet pepper
sea kale
shallot
squashes
string bean
tomato
water cress

LIMITED VEGETABLES
asparagus
bean sprouts
broccoli
cabbage (red or green)
collard greens
kale
cucumber
onion
spinach
turnip greens

MISC
agar-agar
aloe vera
flax (seed, oil, meal)
green tea
ground cherry
guava
herbal teas
rhubarb
safflower oil
sea salt
sunflower (seed, oil, meal)
tamarind

LIMITED MISC
oatmeal ****very limited
coffee

Animal Products
any fish
any shellfish
any amphibian
game
poultry
plain yogurt with live/active culture

Limited Animal Product
lamb
mutton
eggs
butter

Herbs and Spices
allspice
althea root
angelica
anise
apple mint
balm
basil
bergamot
borage
burdock root
caraway
cardamom
cassia
celery seed
chamomile
chicory
chive
clove
comfrey
coriander
dill
cumin
dittany
east indian arrowroot
fenugreek
ginger
ginseng
goldnerod
hibiscus
horehound
horseradish
lavendar
lemon balm (melissa)
licorice
lovage
marjoram
menthol
mint
nutmeg
oregano
paprika
parsley
perppercorns (black or white)
peppermint
pemiento
rosemary
saffron
sage
savory
spearmint
tarragon
thyme
tumeric
vanilla

From: [identity profile] mwana-isimu.livejournal.com


My reading has indicated that brown rice is okay in small quantities. I made a spelt bread that's actually quite good last weekend, and I've been eating 2-3 slices a day of that.

I got in touch with a LLL leader who's been following a Candida diet (similar to yours, but not as restrictive) through the [livejournal.com profile] candidiasis community. Would you like her contact info? She doesn't know any other breastfeeding moms who are following such a restrictive diet except for me (and I'm a cheater), and she was extremely helpful to me.

From: [identity profile] katiedarling.livejournal.com


I'd love her information, yeah.

I'll be able to start adding stuff like brown rice fairly soon. Do bear in mind that my infection is not just run-of-the-mill. We're talking about ten YEARS of untreated systemic candidiasis, so my treatment is a bit more extreme in the first weeks than normal. But it does seem to be working some already, and it really hasn't been that long.

My trick with the restrictive diet and breastfeeding - other than the fenugreek, flax seed, and mother's milk tea - is to make sure that I have lots of snacks that I can eat any time I feel like I want them. I also make sure that I have protein at every meal and at least one snack (canned tuna and boiled eggs are a godsend!). I'm making a HUGE pot of soup that I can eat any time, and I have a gigantic bowl of salad mixed up in the fridge. Since I can't have any commercial dressing or vinegar (boooooooo) right now, I've made up my own dressing using safflower oil, sea salt, white pepper, garlic, sage, basil, and parsley. It's actually pretty good - especially if I make sure that my salad is made of stuff with FLAVOR (as opposed to, say, iceburg lettuce). When James eats potatoes, I eat squash. And I do "cheat" a little bit every other day or so. I allow myself one gatorade or a tiny bit of flavored rice so I don't go completely insane. The doc and the nutritionist think that just that much is probably okay.

From: [identity profile] mwana-isimu.livejournal.com


If you send me an e-mail (aimee at shimaore dot net), I'll send you her e-mail address. I'll double-check with her that it's all right first, though, so it might take a couple of days.

How did you know you had rampant candidiasis? I have found since changing my diet that my eczema has greatly improved, and I wonder if that has anything to do with candida. I've only ever had one vag yeast infection, and that was when my older son was 2-3 weeks old, and my system was all out of whack. But I've been very prone to thrush with both kids. This is the only time I haven't been able to get rid of it, though. I've had it since August.

How are you treating your child?

From: [identity profile] mwana-isimu.livejournal.com


I've been using distilled vinegar with olive oil in salads. I read somewhere that that was okay, because the distillation process kills off anything bad that resulted from the fermentation process.
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