I am really not a “diet person” and still loathe the fact that I need to be forever gluten free for the rest of my life, but since I was diagnosed, I have been reading about the many other diets out there that are used to “cure” symptoms and problems that celiacs often suffer from.
A few I’ve come across:
- SCD (specific carbohydrate diet)
- Dairy Free
- Candida Diet
I thought SCD soundly mildly interesting, if not ridiculously hard to find something to eat. I already cannot eat most grains and it cuts off the deadly nightshade plants like potatoes and corn. Hello?? I need something to eat! Then I read some questionable things about when the diet was created and why and it turned me off the idea completely.
I’d also heard about the candida diet, so I decided to do some digging and find out more about it since I’ve been battling some cracked corners in my lips for a few months. While it sounds nice to cure yourself from the symptoms of candida, the diet no-no’s list is daunting. Check it out: Foods to Avoid
What the heck does someone eat on this diet?? I was curious about what people do eat, so I ran across another site that gave some basic meal ideas. In the breakfast ideas they suggest mainly eggs and meat, as well as this nugget of advice:
Just use a little imagination or skip breakfast entirely.
Are you kidding me? Tired of eggs and meat for breakfast, so just skip it entirely? How could this possibly be considered sound diet advice?
It’s so easy to be overwhelmed by the wealth of wonky diet advice on the interwebs. Try a lactose free diet to clear your system out, do a juice cleanse, make sure you drink this or that supplemental shake at the right time. It’s enough to scare anyone off dieting!
I guess you should mainly get your diet advice from a real dietician and not just books and self-diagnosis. Still, I find it interesting that all these different specialty diets are around and some people follow them religiously.
What do you think? Is there any merit to the candida diet or is it a load of hokey?