Begin to clear your current diet of all yeast-containing items for 5 – 14 days, depending upon your current dietary habits.
The following contain yeast/sugar: sugar, all grains, flour (almond and coconut flour are allowed, as these are not grain-based flours), dairy, potatoes (all colors), pasta (including gluten-free), pastries (including gluten-free), breads (including gluten-free), candy (including sugar-free) alcohol, and vinegar (except for white and apple cider vinegar).
After completing the initial 5-14 days of eating yeast-free, you may start the nystatin and probiotic.
2 weeks after starting nystatin and probiotic you will need to increase both.
After you have taken nystatin and probiotic for 3 – 5 weeks and are free of yeast symptoms, you may start fluconazole.
Once readiness for fluconazole is determined (you are symptom-free on the full dose of nystatin), you may start using the fluconazole. Take 1 tablet once per day with any of your meals. You will only take this for 7 days.
After 2 weeks on the nystatin and probiotic you may add fruit back into your diet, sparingly.
After taking nystatin and the probiotic for 4 weeks you may add sweet potatoes, rice, dairy and alcohol back into your diet, in moderation, if you are free of symptoms.
After 3 committed months to your new dietary habits, it is our hope that you will continue to either abstain from yeast consumption or only consume in extreme moderation.
Dr. Hotze and Sally Kerr, LVN, LMT, give an overview of the yeast-free eating plan.
Dr. Sheridan explains what to expect when you start the yeast-free eating plan.