Foods NOT allowed for 8 weeks while taking effective antifungal herbs: NO artificial sweeteners or sugar of any type (NO honey, maple syrup, agave, molasses, fructose, corn-syrup, erythritol, xylitol, ribose, mannose, sucralose, aspartame, saccharin). This includes no sugar additives in processed foods or recipes and no sugars in nutritional supplements (so every label must be read & the restaurant cooks must be questioned). Six days per week, NO fruit products or fruits other than lemons, limes, tomatoes & avocadoes. NO grain products (NO breading on fried foods and NO breads, cereals, pastries, pasta, pizza-crust, wheat, couscous, triticale, spelt, kamut, oats, barley, rye, rice, millet, amaranth, quinoa, or teff). NO peas, lentils, soy-bean products, dried beans, hummus, etc. NO potatoes, beets, carrots or other root vegetables other than garlic and onions. NO starchy vegetables (NO butternut squash, pumpkin, acorn squash, etc.). NO milk products (from cows, sheep, goats, buffalo, camel, etc.). NO alcoholic beverages (NO beer, wine, hard liquor, mixed drinks, etc.). NO vinegar products (NO commercial mustard, commercial ketchup, barbeque sauce, pickles, kombucha tea, sauerkraut, kimchi nor most salad dressings). NO meats with non-meat fillers (avoid most hot-dogs, most bologna, most meat-loafs, most hamburgers from fast-food restaurants, etc.). NO pistachios, peanuts or peanut oil. NO canola oil, cottonseed oil or hydrogenated oils. No coconut water but unsweetened coconut milk, coconut meat, coconut flour & coconut oil are OK. Also preferable to NOT eat pork products.
Permitted foods during those 8 weeks of antifungal treatment: All types of eggs, chicken, turkey and other types of fowl (dove, pheasant, quail, pigeon, partridge, Cornish game hens, etc). Small servings of pure-beef products, bison & game-animal meats (deer, elk, caribou, etc.) as long as bromelain or papaya-leaf enzyme is taken during & immediately after each meat ingestion. Small bony fish with scales are OK in moderation, especially anchovies & sardines or wild-caught salmon (but many fish from the North Pacific Ocean are contaminated with radioactivity from Fukushima, Japan; also shell fish and large bony fish, like tuna, swordfish & shark, are heavy-metal contaminated). All seeds, nuts, seed-butters and nut-butters (other than peanuts & pistachios) as long as no sugars or sweeteners are added to the “butters” or the nuts. All cruciferous vegetables (as long as they are steamed for at least 5 minutes before eating them (cabbage, cauliflower, cress, collard, broccoli, broccolini, brussel-sprouts, kale, bok-choy, etc.). All lettuces, salad greens plus green beans, okra, asparagus, zucchini, yellow crooked-neck squash, yellow straight-neck squash, patty-pan squash, artichoke, fennel, eggplant, peppers & similar non-starchy vegetables, as well as olives, avocados, tomatoes, lemons, limes (and lemonade or limeade made from fresh-squeezed lemons or limes plus Nutramedix Stevia). For something crunchy, “flackers” (tomato & basil flavor) from DoctorInTheKitchen.com should be tolerated by most people. The Rosemary-flavored flackers contain Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (from non-GMO soy) which would likely be tolerated by those who are not allergic to soy. The tiny amount of vinegar in these should NOT be a problem.
NOTE WELL: Most patients with cancer usually do better if they also restrict animal source proteins from the above list (because tyrosine, leucine, glutamine & possibly other amino acids, which are found in higher concentration in animal protein, can also stimulate cancer growth, as can sugar).ONE DAY PER WEEK EAT VEGGIES & SOME FRUIT: During a prolonged ketogenic diet, glycogen stores in the human organs & tissues can become depleted and the cellular metabolism can become more incapable of metabolizing sugars & starches. In order to prevent these problems, it is usually helpful for one day each week to eat NO fat or oils, no avocado, no nuts or nut products, no seeds or seed products, no grains or grain products and no animal-source protein (no fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs, beef, bison, pork or other land animals). During that day, instead eat all non-starchy vegetables listed in the “permitted foods” list above plus you can also have as much as ONE cup of any ONE of the following fruits by itself with no other food at the same time (but must wait 45 minutes after eating that fruit before eating other foods, and fruits should only be eaten for several HOURS after the previous food). Permitted organic fruits on that one day per week include: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, firm apricots, firm nectarines, firm peaches, firm plums, grapefruit, green pears and Granny-Smith apples.