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Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan Yes/No Foods

During Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan you can eat from the "Yes Foods" and you need to avoid the "No Foods". Starting from Week 9 on the plan, you can start adding back-in certain foods; however, our recommendation is to add in only those foods that work for your body.

If you are eating foods that do not work well with your body you are likely to experience: bloating, flatulence, fatigue, headaches, skin eruptions, and other symptoms.

Yes Foods No Foods
  • All meats (except pork)
  • All Vegetables (includes potatoes)
  • All Fresh Fruits (except oranges)
  • Eggs
  • Brown rice (short or long grain)
  • Brown rice cakes (plain)
  • Hot brown rice cereal (brands include Bob's Red Mill, or Lundberg Purely Organic)
  • Tea, Coffee


Anything not on the “Yes” list is not on the plan.  This includes all sugars (malts, honey, syrups, alcohol, etc.) and canned and/or processed foods.

  • Meal replacements powders, smoothies, shakes and food bars
  • Yeast
  • Dairy
  • All grains (except brown rice)
  • Dried Fruit
  • Dates
  • Frozen blueberries (other frozen fruits okay)
  • Blended fruit of any kind, homemade smoothies
  • Oranges
  • Fruit juices & sweet vegetable juices
  • Nuts, seeds, etc.
  • Legumes (beans, garbanzo beans, lentils, etc.)
  • Popcorn
  • Soy sauce
  • Vinegar
  • Alcohol
  • Breads (including brown rice bread)
  • Pastas and pasta substitutes (including brown rice pasta)
  • Chips (any kind including brown rice flour)
  • Milk/Dairy substitutes (rice milk, soy milk, almond milk, etc.)
  • Chewing Gum (click here for alternate options)
  • Sugar substitutes (stevia, agave, xylitol, etc.)

Why are certain foods eliminated?

Week # Candida Plan Reintroducing Foods Reminder!

Week 1-8

Follow Yes & No foods list


Week 9

You may add back in: dried fruit, juices, soy sauce, vinegar, legumes, tofu, nuts, and popcorn


Week 11

You may add back in: Grains


Week 13

You may add back in:  Pasta, bread, chips, crackers, etc.


Week 15

You may add back in: Sugars


Week 17

You may add back in: Dairy


It may be necessary to delay adding any foods that your body is sensitive to for a few additional weeks.  Listen to your body.

Keys to Success

  1. The best way to approach "Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan" is by preparing large portions of meals in advance.
  2. Keep the appropriate foods and snacks handy.
  3. Remember our motto is "If in doubt, don't eat it."
  4. You will experience a great increase in health and vitality if you follow "Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan" as it is outlined.