The Essential Anti-Candida Diet Guide + Meal Plan

This anti-candida guide and meal plan by a functional nutritionist will help control yeast overgrowth using nutrition as your foundation.


The Essential Anti-Candida Diet Guide + Meal Plan

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The Essential Anti-Candida Guide and Meal Plan was created by functional nutritionist, Kate Daugherty to help navigate how to eat to limit yeast overgrowth in the body.

Candida, otherwise known as “Candida Albicans”, is a fungus. It is classified as an ‘opportunist’ because it “takes advantage” of imbalances in the gut. Almost all of us have some level of Candida in our gut as well as gastrointestinal tract. Some studies even surmise that up to 70% of us have colonies of this fungus in our bodies. Most times, this opportunist functions as a ‘commensal’, meaning that it is in our GI tract, or on our skin, or in our mouths, but the level of the fungus is “kept in check” by the other bugs in and on us. Even though the fungus depends on its host for nutritive support, the rest of the gut ecology can balance it all out. Essentially, the body is an ecosystem of trillions of bugs. Interactions within this human system as a whole are what is important for health and ill- health. These interactions can have dramatic effects on survival of us, humans. It might not seem like a big deal to have a few extra candida in a soup of trillions of bugs, but the byproducts OF the Candida are the most troubling aspect.



  • Fatigue
  • Digestive discomfort
  • Muscle aches
  • Brain fog
  • Low libido
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Skin rashes

A candida control diet is not one-size-fits-all. There is room for dietary preference and modification. However, some key aspects of a diet meant to lower Candida load include:

  • Relatively low carbohydrate intake
  • Relatively high fat intake (mostly from monounsaturated fatty acids, like olive oil)
  • Low in simple sugars and processed foods
  • High non-starchy vegetable consumption
  • High Omega-3 fatty acid intake (from Fish or plant sources)
  • Avoidance of alcohol and fermented foods
What’s Inside the Essential Anti-Candida Guide + Meal Plan: 
  • FOOD LIST: What to Avoid, What to Include
  • 7-Day Sample Meal Plan on a Candida Control Diet
  • Shopping List
  • Meal Prep Guide
  • Anti-Candida Recipes

This Guide comes as an On-Demand PDF Download.

This Guide is for you if you’re self-motivated and can stick to a plan.

For more guidance, reach out to Kate for one-on-one Nutrition Coaching (in-person and online). Free phone consult!

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