There are wide discrepancies between one anticandida diet and another, sometimes even obvious contradictions.
However, in most or all the diets I know, I found the notion that
1- raw foods/veggies are generally better than cooked foods, they can even be a therapy against candida.
2-- you have to limit all carbs, but candida likes refined carbs better--white bread, white rice, etc... So a little brown rice is ok.
That might be true if you have been suffering from candida for a short time. If you have been battling with it for a while, chances are that your intestinal walls are very inflamed, and you might have leaky gut.
In this case, high fiber/raw food are a no-no.I eat a little bit of white rice, since it's one of the 10 or so foods I can eat--my options are very slim.
Just to see, I replaced my white rice by brown rice;; I prefer the taste of brown rice anyway.
A few days later, my intestinal disconfort became more acute; from one bm a day, I went to 2, which is quite unusual for me. That was a good thing per se but unfortunately the intestinal disconfort turned into pain. of course, I had not changed a thing in my life besides the rice.
I resumed my white rice routine for a few weeks, and just to be sure, I reintroduced the brown rice. Within 3 days, the disconfort came back; although this time, I did not go on to the ''pain level''.
my conclusion? do not believe in all encompasing, rigid theories, allopathic or naturopathic, believe what you body tells you.
We hear a lot of venting about bad MDs on this forum.
God knows that if I had 100 bucks for each MD who told me ''it's all in your head'' or ''take this painkiller, or antidepressant, and you will be ok'', I could buy a Porsche. ;-D
But I have also come across a --smaller--number of NDs who were so rigid and ''religious'' about their particular theory for this disease that they were as deeply in denial, unrespnsive an useless as MDs.