Limit milk and dairy products. There are several reasons to restrict or eliminate the intake of milk in chronic candidiasis. Milk's high lactose content promotes the overgrowth of candida. Milk is also one of the most common food allergens and may even contain trace levels of Antibiotics , which can further disrupt the gastrointestinal bacterial flora and promote candida overgrowth. The consumption of a 30-hour cultured goat's milk yogurt is very beneficial to those suffering from candidiasis.