Re: Candida diet and chronic gas
I have had a major candida infection, and after a month of fluconazole (usually given in small doses for vaginal yeast infections) and a round of chelated caprylic acid once a week, I think I've got it pretty much under control according to my recent tests and lack of IBS and skin outbreaks.
HOWEVER, with that out of the way, I find that I have fructose malabsorption syndrome, whose major symptom is intestinal gas. (NB: This is not the same as "fructose intolerance", which is much more problematic.)
Sugar is usually a combination of about 50% fructose and 50% glucose (aka dextrose), and any fruit with a higher proportion of fructose gives me severe gas - for example, apples will make me gassy for days! It's because my gut cannot readily absorb fructose, so it ferments into a gas down there. Apparently, this is quite a common problem.
On the other hand, fruits with a higher glucose proportion (50%+), such as blueberries, give me no gas problem. The existing research says that glucose (dextrose) actually helps the gut absorb the fructose (don't ask me to explain this biochemistry - I haven't a clue). I have bought pure dextrose (glucose) from the health food store and put some on any apples that I have to eat (my lovely neighbor specializes in apple desserts and always wants to share some with me). Glucose tastes much less sweet than fructose, so the extra doesn't really make it overly sweet - but it does raise the ratio to more than 50% glucose and decreases the gas.
I don't think I'm supposed to put a link in here, but if you do an internet search for "fructose malabsorption" you'll find some good articles that also show which fruits are high fructose (gassy) vs. high glucose (safe).
Hope this helps.