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Can You Eat Yougurt On A Candida Diet

I just want to say,  you may not want to do yogurt until later in the candida diet....  Some can do yogurt with no problems.  I did not do yogurt until I was able to eat fruits.

With Candida, You should try to avoid all dairy products, especially  when you are cleansing yourself of candida.  Do not eat or drink Buttermilk, Soymilk (sweetened), no cheeses, Cottage cheese, Kefir, Milk, Sour cream or  sweetened yogurt.
You CAN eat Plain Yogurt with live yogurt cultures.  Live yogurt cultures (or probiotics) help your gut to repopulate itself with good bacteria.   Greek Gods Yogurt has 5 live cultures, including probiotics.

I did not start eating yogurt until I was a couple of months into my Candida Cleanse Diet.    After eating a yogurt, I felt so much better, almost right away.  Probably because I was getting something into my stomach besides vegetables.  I got so sick of vegetables.

Now, to get to the VERY BEST YOGURT  I have ever tried,. ""  This is so smooth and creamy, more so than any brand I have tried yet.    Once you eat Greek Gods Yogurt you will be hooked.   I make moaning sounds when I eat is so good!!!

Sometimes, I eat my yogurt plain and other times, I add carob and stevia.  So good, It tastes like ice cream.

My only problem with this Yogurt is...... I have to drive to Erie, Pennsylvania to buy it 1 1/2 hours from where I live.   In fact..... I am going to make the drive tomorrow to stock up on it.  I just can't do without this stuff.

If you ever get the chance to try Greek Gods Yogurt, DO NOT PASS IT UP.

I am tryingi to talk our Giant Eagle into stocking Greek Gods Yogurt, that way I don't have to drive clear to Erie everytime I need my yogurt.   They assured me they are working on it and will do everything they can to get it in.   If I do get them to stock it, I am hitting Steve up for some more coupons for money off.

Below is my Cabbage Slaw made with Yogurt

Coleslaw Made With Yogurt
1 ½ lb green cabbage, quartered, cored and shredded
3 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
2/3 cup  Plain Yogurt
1 small onion grated (optional)
2 medium carrot grated
¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
In a large mixing bowl, toss the cabbage with the lemon juice and salt. Grate the carrots and optional onion directly into the bowl. Add the Plain Yogurt and toss well.

UPDATE::   I had to give up eating yogurt because it had way to many milk sugars.  I sure do miss it.


  1. I have not tried Greek Gods Yogurts yet but I am going to be looking for them.
    By the way, thanks for the recipe, I have been looking for a dressing using yogurt.

  2. I have tried Greek Gods Greek Yogurt!! I was hooked for awhile too. Good stuff. Looks like an amazing recipe! I want to make it. Thanks, Terry!

    Do you get it at Whole Foods? That's where I find it.

  3. I looked into it and it still has sugar in it so I didn't dare try it. I have not been able to find a sugar/sweetner free yogurt yet.

  4. Stacie,
    You are right...there are sugars, but they are milk sugars and don't seem to bother me.

    My problem is soooo good that I want to eat all of it at once.

  5. Anonymous4:15:00 PM

    If you find it hard to get greek yogurt, just buy a good plain yogurt and strain it for a few hours.
    Here is how I do it: Put some paper towels on a strainer, place yogurt there and put a deep bowl under to catch the dripping whey. Put it on the fridge and let it drip for about 4 hours. Then, you will have a very thick and creamy yogurt!

  6. Anonymous,
    I can get the greek yogurt but not the Greek Gods brand. I have never tasted any yogurt that tastes as good as Greek Gods.

    I am going to give your suggestion a try and see how it turns out. Thanks!! Terry

  7. Hi All,

    First time here. Have been trying to find info on re-balancing my GI tract with good flora. Last year I was diagnosed with a very bad case of H. Pylori. Still fighting it as things were going fine, don't know what I did, but seems either I reinfected myself or I lagged and it grew stronger.

    Nevertheless I'm aware of the benefits of yogurt, but would like info on how much one has to digest after completing an intensive antibiotic regimen (14 days of triple antibiotic therapy). Treatment was finished last Fall, but this year some symptoms returned. I have a "healthy" diet, but am almost sure I'm allergic to wheat as I often go into hypoglycemic shock after ingesting sandwiches, toast, meals know, the world seems to be one big sugar bowl when everything from pasta to cereal makes you want to lie down and zone out. That's what happens with me. My stomach balloons and I might pass in and out for a few days (normally with much constipation). Finally I'll figure it out and have a bm. Chugging the yogurt (Greek God is a favorite, but there's a few others I enjoy too), haven't done a full probiotic therapy yet. Next on my list.

    Still troubled by food issues and think I probably have systemic candida if the H. Py. is decimated. Won't know for sure til I see the GI doc in coupla weeks (mid April). Personally, after still bloating up and often while eating, but not with a boisterous appetite or an appetite at all most times, I think I need to change my diet to lessen the sugar load. Don't eat white sugar, but consume local honey and Agave in moderation. Am on prenatal, magnesium, and ferrous sulfate due to B-Vitamin deficiency and Anemia due to the H. Py. infection. No soda, little juice, low fruits. Still, my stomach swells (not as bad as when the H. Pylori was eating me up), but most things I consume cause noticeable and lasting discomfort.

    Therefore, I know what I'm consuming is turning to sugar as prior to all of this I had a vegetable intensive, but high carb diet of pastas, low protein and green and yellow vegetables. Just need to rebuild my system. Some things such as the edema in my leg is all but gone; weight is holding (I lost 30 lbs after the triple antibiotic therapy from cleansing holistically removing "die off" from my system), cellulite pockets in my thighs and stomach have mostly disappeared, etc. Still, I need COMPLETE health and have hit a wall of sorts...not sure what to give up first, second, third at this "turning point" stage.

    Hope this isn't too much info. As that seems the problem with most of this society we live in - we are information accessible with a low tolerance for absorption...much like our diets (lol). As for me, I'm not out of the woods yet (H. Pylori leads to stomach/gastric cancer which most people and doctors don't recognize before it's untreatable), though I feel there's a clearing ahead. I pray for health these days more than anything else.

  8. Nicole,
    First, I found out I could not eat yogurt on a regular basis. Once in a long while is okay.

    Two... honey is out for me. Way to much sugar content. I haven't tried it lately but really don't miss it. I do use agave.

    Are you sure you don't have parasites? Your GI Doctor will probably think you are crazy if you ask him about parasites. He may not even believe in candida. Most doctors don't. That is slowly changing.

    Giving up any form of cane sugar will probably help you most of all.

    Fruit and fruit juices are usually out at the beginning of the candida fight.

    My Doctor put me on a alkaline diet limiting the fruits. It took 3 months to even start seeing any improvement.

    Also, you could be low in magnesium. Magnesium chloride is what I am taking.

    My hubs and I just started drinking wheatgrass juice

    Wheatgrass has over 100 vitamins and minerals.

    My email is at the top of the blog if you click contact me.

  9. If you have a Safeway near you they will order in almost anything you request. The might just require you buy a certain amount. Good luck!

  10. Merritt,
    Thanks, I kind of quit eating yogurt because for some reason it started bothering me. Probably because i eat so much all at once.

  11. Anonymous8:03:00 AM

    I have candida it is truly awful, the itch and the pain is sometime unbareab

  12. Anonymous,
    I didn't have much itching, just on my shoulders in the winter time. I did have pain especially when I was having die off.

    I hope you heal soon!!

  13. Anonymous4:43:00 PM

    So can you eat plain yogurt in stage 1 of the diet? I've had candida/thrush for almost 6 years now and am just now going through wtihdrawal/detox after quitting everything cold turkey, including cigarettes, coffee, sugar, and what not. It's so hard, but I really want to rid myself of these parasites! I started drinking herbal chamomile tea but i was already so sick and pale with my blood sugar level dropped that I got some stavia sugar, but it's a brand called Truvia so I probably gotta start the detox cleanse all over again without any sugar. :/ Did you have a white tongue? when does it go away ?

  14. Anonymous,
    I didn't eat yogurt in stage one. It was later... and I also had to quit eating it, but my sister can and does eat it.

    The white tongue is hard to get rid of... it will come back again and again. You just have to stick with the parasite cleanses, candida cleanses and diet.

  15. Anonymous2:22:00 PM

    Ahh! It's so hard! I'm in stage 1 and only eating two salads a day, with onions, garlic, bell peppers, lemon and a bit of sea salt. I've been doing this for a few days now but I feel like I can't even get out of bed anymore. Body is numb, dizzy, and sugar cravings are so bad I almost gave up today. The reason I'm doing it though is mainly that white tongue, I got it when I was on asthma steroid inhalers a few years ago. I guess I'll have to do this cleanse for a few more days to see if it kills the parasites. Thanks!

  16. It is hard... you need to get a few carbs in you. You can do certain grains can't you? I did the flax bread once a day, I think I made sure I got 17 carbs a meal. I did a Rice cake also... with almond butter. Yummmmmm so good. Now I am on the Paleo diet.

    Here is the Flax Bread Recipe

    Flax says it has a lot of carbs but I guess most of them are unsuable so that is why I ate it. Never seemed to bother me.

  17. I've been on this HORRIBLE Candida diet for nearly a month now. I basically gave EVERYTHING I love up including dry red wine (which is killing me), all breads, starches, most sugars except what is in Chobani plain greek yougurt. I'm not sure if this is acceptable or not but it's about the best I can find where I live. This yougurt has 6mg of sugar in 1 cup. I added a little Stevia in the raw to give it a little sweetness and I added raw almonds for crunch. Pretty tasty when you can't have anything else.

    I make steroid free chicken by coating it in olive oil, sea salt, rosemary, thyme and basil then grill it on a charcoal grill....VERY good! I've pretty much just been eating cooked cabbage, greens of different kinds, green beans, onions, bell peppers and stuff like this. The ONLY sugar in my diet is what comes from the yougurt, so is this acceptable? I also take a LOT and I mean a LOT of supplements to fight candida. Olive leaf extract, garlic, grape fruit seed extract, two type of probiotics, Pau D' Arco, and this supplement I found online called Zbiotic by Zenulife.

    My main symptoms have been a skin rash basically from my knees to the tops and sides of my feet which started out as a red spot or two which have gotten worse and more of it over the last several years. I treated it as eczema and psoriasis with NO change or help. I finally ask my Dr about it and he did a skin scrape and said it was yeast. He prescribed Ketoconazole cream which did absolutely NOTHING! This is when I decided to try the candida diet and I have been putting pure tea tree oil on the rash spots for a month now. The spots seem to be drying a little but definitely not like I would have thought, especially given this strict diet. I'm not sure at this point if I should continue the diet but I'm going to give it another couple weeks to see any further changes occur with the rash. One thing I've noticed on a positive is I have 90% less stomach gas which has been amazing in itself for me. I have also lost another 10 pounds on this diet....but I suppose if you cut everything in your life out, there's no way of NOT losing weight! Any suggestions from anyone would be helpful. Blessings!


    1. David, Have you done a parasite cleanse yet?
      I had to give up eating yogurt because it had too many milk sugars in it for me... but if it doesn't bother you, I would keep on eating it.

  18. I've been on a candida diet now for nearly a month. I've given up everything due to a rash I've had below both knees for several years. It started out as a few tiny red spots that have now grown into somewhat larger....circular rash spots that sometimes itch and sometimes don't. I've treated it all this time until a month or so ago as eczema/psoriasis. After finally seeing my MD he did a skin scrape and said yeast was present. He proceeded to prescribe Ketoconazole cream which did absolutely NOTHING! I then decided to try the candida diet along with a host of supplements that are recommended from different internet sites. I take olive leaf extract, Pau D'Arco, grapefruit seed extract, garlic, grape seed extract, two types of probiotics and a prod. I found online called Xbiotic by Zenulife that has more than 20 candida fighters in one capsule.

    My diet does include yogurt, so I've been doing the Chobani plain yogurt which I've added a little Stevia in the raw for a bit of sweetness. I also add almonds to it for some crunch. This is the only sugar I have in my diet period that I am aware of. It has 6 grams of sugar per 1 cup I hope this isn't too much. I sometimes eat this yogurt at least 2 times a day. Meal wise....I pretty much eat steroid free, freerange chicken coated in olive oil, sea salt, rosemary, thyme and basil grilled on a charcoal grill. My veggies consist of green beans, collard greens and other greens, cabbage and some Quinoa. I've honestly not eaten any breads, other sugars, desserts, meats, veggies, caffeine,no fruits no nothing!

    I've lost 10 more pounds since this diet and can report at least a 90% change in the amount of stomach gas I had before the diet. As far as the rash...I've treat it with pure tea tree oil twice daily and it seems to be drying but it's NOT going away. To be honest...I'm beginning to wonder if this is really yeast related??? I would imagine after a month of strict dieting, one would see some results of the lessening of this rash. Any thoughts or suggestions would be helpful and appreciated! God bless you all on this....interesting....journey!