The purpose of the strict candidiasis diet is to limit the type of foods
that feed the fungus.
Prescription drugs can often speed up the job of killing off unwanted yeast/fungus, but they have considerable toxicity, and can be quite expensive.
Some doctors use primarily nystatin powder, an antifungal substance, and this is thought to be an excellent medication for treating the fungus overgrowth.
However, according to Virender Sodhi, M.D., N.D.,3 Bellevue, Washington, while suppressing the fungal form, nystatin simply causes candidiasis to mutate into resistant strains while also killing off beneficial microorganisms.
Alternatively there are dietary provisions along with herbs and natural medications that can be used to help eradicate the fungus. Some of these are more effective than others such as capryllic acid, tannic stearates and albuminates, fatty acids and even extracts from certain plants and vegetables, such as the herbs goldseal, Oregon grape, and barberry, as well as homeopathic remedies.