Gertrudes said:Psyche said:You can stop when your nystatin finishes. 2 week protocols seems what Dr. Hyman is recommending from his experience. Other practitioners who treat yeast overgrowth had recommended much longer periods (even months). But if you have no significant symptoms, 4 weeks is reasonable.
Oh great! One week to go and I can eat all the sweet potato I want!
Thank you as usual Psyche
We've found that once you have done an anti-candida protocol that you really need to be careful for months afterward, limiting carbs to a bare minimum. Instead, eat meat and fats and low carb veggies for a period. Coconut may have too many carbs. The reason is that nystatin only kills the candida in your gut, not any pockets of it that may be living elsewhere in your body.
When I did the whole thing, I did nystatin AND followed this up with a round or two of a systemic candida killer - fluconazole. I also cut back on carbs seriously for some time - several months - afterward. From what I have read, xylitol can also help to kill candida, but you don't want to have too much and you want to be careful how you have it. I have a spoon in my tea. I used to eat it on blinis with cinnamon, but I gave that up too.
Since you didn't really have any serious die-off symptoms, my question would be: why do you think you need to do the anti-candida protocol to begin with? If you just cut back on carbs, use xylitol, take probiotics regularly, a mild "infestation" will probably sort itself out.