This blog is for anyone who is looking to go on the candida diet, but faces the added difficulty of being a vegan. When I started looking up information and recipes about following the so-called candida diet as a vegan, I was surprised at how little I found, so to any vegans out there attempting to do this, you are not alone!
I'm a 23 year old female and have been vegan for over 8 years now. I've had pretty bad eczema for about 5 years, and as seems all too common I have received the barest help from dermatologists. I have become very frustrated with topical treatment of a condition that clearly goes beyond the surface of my skin. For the past few months I have been looking into dietary causes for my eczema, thinking that maybe an intolerance to gluten or soy could be the culprit. Eliminating these foods from my diet, however, brought no changes at all. Of course, this dietary angle makes things difficult for me as a vegan, because everyone I talk to immediately wants to link my skin problems with my veganism. People seem unwilling to acknowledge how diverse vegan diets can be, instead choosing to lump them all together under one broad and misleading label of "vegan," as though we vegans all eat exactly the same things! I have varied my diet and nutrient intake significantly with no changes in my eczema. The only thing that helps is not eating at all, which we all know is not a viable permanent solution. For this reason I am convinced that it is not what I am NOT eating, but something that I AM eating that makes my condition ever worse.
I am very hopeful that doing a candida cleanse and following the accompanying diet will help alleviate my skin problems, as well as some other minor health problems I have noticed. However, my unsuccessful experiences with other dietary regimens tempers my hope slightly, so I am trying not to have excessive expectations of this diet. In any case, I will post my recipes here and any developments I may notice in my general health. Hopefully this will work for me, but if it does not, I would be glad to know that reading about my experience could help another lone vegan have better success!