Anti-Fungal Diet

fungus-link-vol1The anti-fungal diet coupled with the anti-fungal medication as proposed by Doug Kaufmann in his book “The Fungus Link” really healed my ulcerative colitis. My holistic doctor recommended this approach to me, and it worked like a charm. I was initially on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet which had reduced my symptoms considerably but I was still suffering. This approach pulled me over the finish line.
It is now many years later, and I am still healthy.

Pilots talk about the “point of no return.” That is when your remaining fuel in your tank does not allow you to fly back to your home airport. You have no choice but to go on. I love aviation and that concept of “point of no return” fascinated me because it applies to life as well.

point-of-no-returnThere are certain things in life where there is no coming back. If I am on a diet but I pig out today, that is not good, but I can come back if I just continue to diet the next day. As a married man, if I were to cheat on my wife, there is no coming back. She may forgive me, but I would have destroyed the absolute trust that my wife has now in me. If I cut out body parts of mine, say a part of my colon, there is no coming back. If I change my mind later on, I can’t put it back in. Now, cutting out part of my colon may be the right medical choice. That is between you and your doctor, but once you do it, there is no coming back. You can’t put it back in. You’ve passed the “point of no return.”

Here is why I am talking about the “point of no return.” I used to believe that most people have an inherent desire to learn the truth and to go wherever the evidence goes. I used to believe that most doctors were that way. I thought they were healers who wanted to heal their patients no matter what that meant.

Unfortunately that is not true and I explained the reasons for that here. I am still shocked that my early conventional doctors were quite comfortable about cutting out a part of my colon, but were totally opposed to my trying out a diet approach first. As a logical person, I thought “why not give a diet a try first, before doing something irreversible like surgery?” You can always do that, but once you do that, there is no coming back. You’ve passed the “point of no return.”

Coming back to the anti-fungal diet, the main theory behind this diet is that not only ulcerative colitis but also Crohn’s disease is caused by fungus infection, which is caused by an overuse of antibiotics, sugar and carbs. In order to heal your body, you need to change your diet and essentially cut out sugar and carbs for a while, supplemented by anti-fungal medication; either with prescription medication like Nystatin or non-prescription supplements like Oil of Oregano, Grapeseed Extract or Olive Leaf.

Kaufman’s Anti-Fungal Diet is comprised of two phases. Phase 1 is the strictest diet to be used initially. As you get better, you can eventually move on to Phase 2 which is considerably less restrictive.

I was on the phase 1 diet for about 1 year. During that time my doctor prescribed me Nystatin and Diflucan to fight my fungal infection. This really improved my symptoms. Later on I switched over to the anti-fungal supplements like the ones mentioned above.

Now, I didn’t get healed overnight, but I saw steady improvements with occasional minor set-backs. But whenever you have a severe illness, you can’t expect every day to be better than the last. The important thing is the long term trend, and the long term trend showed me that I was on my pathway to full health.

It is now many years later and I am still healthy, and my ulcerative colitis is still gone. I consider myself healed. I know some folks prefer the term “in remission,” but whatever you want to call it, it is gone for me.

Doug explains the approach well in his 29 minute video:

Having been on both diets (Specific Carbohydrate Diet and the Anti-Fungal Diet), I’d say they are very similar. In fact they are almost identical in what you are allowed to eat. The main difference is that the Anti-Fungal Diet also adds anti-fungal medication to the mix (prescribed or non-prescription).

For that reason, if I had to do it all over again, I would probably use the Anti-Fungal diet to heal my ulcerative colitis. But from what I have learned & read, many folks healed their ulcerative colitis with the Specific Carbohydrate diet as well.

Everyone is different. You and your doctor need to decide what is best for you.

3 Responses to Anti-Fungal Diet

  1. Chris Lasala says:

    Hi can you please contact me by email. I would like to pay for your time to consult me on the fungal issue. I have colitis and it is very stubborn in the rectum. I have been on plants only for a very long time. im down to 125 lbs and never took medicine. thank you God Bless You

  2. Eric says:

    Chris, read David Klein’s book, self healing colitis and Crohn’s. Maybe add some fermented foods but it’s pretty perfect. Supplements and maybe colostrum and whey may have their place , I’m undecided, but whole food plant based healed me.

  3. Mike says:

    Chris, I am not a doctor and couldn’t accept money to consult you. I am just sharing my experience. My recommendation for you would be to look for a good holistic doctor in your area, and have him help you. Here are some tips on how to find a good doctor:

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