How Long Does It Take To Get Better?

Candida diet how long to get better

One of the questions I get asked often is, “How long will it take me to get better?”

Like you, when I was first diagnosed with candida, I was eager to find out the answer to that question. I wanted my symptoms to be gone, like, yesterday, so I could finally get back to living my life again.

In today’s video, I talk about the many factors to take into consideration when trying to determine how long it will take for you to heal from candida, as well as a fundamental definition of what it means to “get better” with this condition.

Question:  Have you cleared your candida, or still in the process of healing? How long did it take you to get better? 


  • The two most common approaches to healing
  • The best perspective to encourage healing from candida
  • How is candida like other conditions like diabetes or chicken pox?
  • The best way to assess whether you’re healed from candida
  • Why I don’t consider myself cured of candida (even when I’m symptom-free)
  • The ideal goal I’d aim for when clearing candida
  • Factors to consider when you calculate how long healing from candida will take
  • Some of my common triggers for relapse


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  1. What food can I eat or supplement

  2. Hi Ricki,
    I totally agree with you, this is a life-long change to the way that I eat and think about food. But the problem I find is making meals that are substantial enough to keep me and especially my husband feeling full and satisfied. Have you found this as well, in your own journey, or in those of your clients? We are vegetarian, but I am allergic to eggs, so we basically just eat a vegan candida diet. I don’t love salad and I’m getting sick of nuts. Oy!
    I also find breakfast difficult, but I see you have a cookbook that I will look into purchasing.

    • Hi Amy, I guess my past as a baker and professional recipe developer means that for me, getting tired of the “same old thing” isn’t a reality. But I also hope that all my recipes can help those of you out there who do find that salad feels like the only thing to eat! My book, Living Candida-Free, is a guidebook to living well with candida and also includes over 100 recipes. You should also be able to find lots of ideas right here on the site–just search the Recipe Index and hopefully there will be many options for you there, too (PS everything on the site is free of eggs, gluten, sugar and dairy). Good luck!

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