SIFO Protocol

SIFO – Small Intestine Fungal Overgrowth / Anti-Candida

Patient Protocol

This SIFO protocol may be used in conjunction with the Oxalate protocol for 90 days.

The goal is to rotate the supplements between Groups One and Group Two every 4 days.

Follow this schedule for the next 90 days:

Group 1

Days 1-4
Days 9-12
Days 17-20
Days 25-28
Days 33-36
Days 41-44
Days 49-52
Days 57-60
Days 65-68
Days 73–76
Days 81–84
Days 89-90
Group 2

Days 5-8
Days 13-16
Days 21-24
Days 29-32
Days 37-40
Days 45-48
Days 53-56
Days 61-64
Days 69–72
Days 77–80
Days 85–88

Group One

Nutricidin – 1 capsule 3 times per day with meals. Nutricidin contains aromatic oils which work as well as gold standard antibiotics at killing bad bugs, and also contain proteolytic enzymes and heavy metal chelation agents to absorb toxins released by biofilm breakdown. This cleanses the bowel of bacteria/viruses/yeast/parasites.

Spectrum-BR – 2 tablets 3 times per day with meals. Oils of berberine are very effective for removing more bacteria/viruses/yeast/parasites from the GI tract.

Group Two

Garlic Pro1 capsule 3 times per day. Garlic Pro is made from fresh, raw garlic heads that are specifically selected to ensure that they contain significant enzyme activity (allinase enzyme). This allinase enzyme destroys Candida biofilm and helps rid the GI tract of high levels of yeast.

GSE Pro – 1 Capsule 3 times per day with meals. Shown to be an immune system modulator, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, and powerful broad-spectrum antimicrobial.

Additional SIFO Support Products are to be taken each day for the first 90 days.

L-Glutamine Powder – 10g 3 times per day. Pure L-Glutamine supports healthy digestive, immune and muscular system functions. L-glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in human muscle and blood plasma, supporting cellular integrity throughout the body and brain. It is a conditionally essential amino acid, meaning the body’s demand for it increases during instances of stress and/or prolonged physical activity.

D3 10,000 w/K2 – 1 capsule per day. Essential micronutrients with ubiquitous roles throughout the body, such as supporting stress levels, bone health, skin health, heart health, and immune function.

Stress Essentials Relax – 2 capsules 3 times per day with meals. A comprehensive formula made to support a better sense of relaxation by supporting a healthy balance between the neurotransmitter’s GABA and glutamate.

UltraBiotic Defense – 1 capsule 2 times per day with meals. Probiotic support containing Saccharomyces boulardii and other healthy bacteria that promote clearance of yeast, fungi and toxic bacteria.



Additives, preservatives, artificial colorings & flavorings: Avoid consuming chemical preservatives & additives that are tough to pronounce. These are typically found in processed foods like canned foods, frozen foods, pre-prepared foods, and fast foods.

Alcohol: Alcohol is high in sugars that feed the yeast, so wine, beer and spirits should all be avoided.

Caffeine: Caffeine gives the yeast a “boost” just as it does for you! Avoid caffeinated beverages and foods (including soda drinks, coffee, non-herbal teas, energy drinks, chocolate, etc.). Many of these products contain sugar and/or other sweeteners, which are not advisable when trying to rid the body of yeast.

Dairy: Aged cheeses are the worst culprits, although all dairy products should be avoided when trying to eliminate yeast. Avoid all margarine, milk products, and cheeses. Butter, ghee, and whey protein can be used in limited amounts (see below for details).

Fermented & cultured Foods: Avoid all fermented foods, including miso, tempeh, tamari/shoyu, sauerkraut, kimchee, coconut aminos and Bragg’s amino acids. (These are generally very healthy foods, but need to be introduced into the body when in a more balanced state).

Fruits & fruit Juices: Dried fruits should be completely avoided, as the sugars become more concentrated when the water content of the fruit is removed. Avoid eating melons, strawberries and grapes, which are very susceptible to molds. Canned and candied fruits are also not recommended, as they often contain added sugars, syrups, dyes and preservatives. Avoid all fruit juices, including coconut water.

Gluten-containing foods & grains: Many people are sensitive or intolerant to gluten, without being aware of it. Consuming gluten-containing grains diverts the body’s resources from combating an overgrowth of Candida because it is busy trying to manage the gluten overload. The main gluten-containing grains are wheat, barley and rye, although spelt, kamut, amaranth, millet and oats also tend to contain some level of gluten. Avoid all wheat products, white bread, bleached flour products, and white rice.

Mushrooms: Mushrooms are a type of fungi. Candida albicans loves to feed on molds and fungi, which is why all mushroom products should be avoided during initial stages of treatment.

Non-organic animal products & eggs: These often contain steroids, pesticides and hormones that disrupt the normal gut flora.

Nuts: Some nuts (especially peanuts and pistachios) are high in mold content. Nuts that were cracked a long time ago (e.g. those found in bulk food stores or pre-packaged nuts) are also more susceptible to developing mold, which is particularly detrimental when Candida albicans is abundant in the body. Avoid all roasted and salted nuts, and peanuts and pistachios.

Spices & seasonings: Some spices can destroy the healthy bacteria in the gut, providing an environment for Candida albicans to flourish. For this reason, pungent spices such as curry and hot peppers should be eliminated during initial stages of Candida treatment.

Sugars & sweets: Sugar feeds the yeast, therefore all products containing sugars (whether refined or natural sugars) should be avoided. This includes glucose, fructose, sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, etc. Avoid all refined sugar and candies.

Vinegar: Both white and apple cider vinegar should be eliminated because they are made in a yeast culture. All pickled products, commercial salad dressings and other vinegar-containing foods should be removed from the diet.


Dairy: Organic/grass-fed butter is okay every few days. Organic ghee can be used daily. High quality (low heat) pure whey protein is fine for those who tolerate it well.

Eggs: Limit to 2 eggs per day. Should be organic or pasture-raised. Best way for cooking is poached, hard or soft-boiled.

Fruits: Limit fruit consumption, especially tropical fruits (mangoes, pineapple, papaya, etc.) which are high in natural sugars. If you continue to consume fruit, choose organic/unsprayed fruits. The best choices are green apples, pears, berries, pomegranates, avocados, lemons, and limes. You may also have apricots, cherries, guava, nectarines, papaya, peaches, plums, pineapple, and tangerines on occasion. Limit to 1 serving of fruit per day during initial treatment.

Non-gluten grains: Brown or wild rice is preferred as a substitute for wheat, rye, and barley-containing products. Quinoa and buckwheat are also good alternatives to gluten-containing breads, cereals, and pasta. Limit to 1 serving daily. If you eat gluten-free bread, limit to a maximum of 2 slices daily. Potatoes, corn and tapioca flours are gluten free, however, these foods are fairly starchy and should be limited or they may feed the yeast. Keep these limited to 1 serving only every few days. You may have organic sprouted corn tortillas or brown rice tortillas every few days. Also, almond flour, coconut flour, and quinoa flour are allowed as a substitute for gluten-containing grains/flours.

Nuts & seeds: Although some nuts and seeds should be avoided due to their high mold content, these foods are generally high in protein, which starves the yeast. It is best to crack and remove the shells off the nuts and seeds just before you intend to eat them, as this helps to preserve freshness and remove molds. Alternatively, soaking them in water or spraying them with grapefruit seed extract or veggie wash may help to minimize the mold content. Eat only nuts and seeds that are raw, soaked, and/or sprouted. Examples are almonds, pecans, cashews, Brazil nuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds.

Sweets & sweeteners: Unpasteurized honey, raw coconut sugar, organic pure maple syrup, and unsulfured black-strap molasses may be used VERY OCCASIONALLY.

Vegetables that should be limited to smaller portions:

  • Corn
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Peas
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Yams
  • Parsnips


Beverages: Mineral water, herbal teas, green teas, white tea, dandelion tea, fresh vegetable juices (from green leafy vegetables only).

Oils: High quality organic cold-pressed oils, preferably olive oil or coconut oil. The best oils for cooking are coconut oil or organic ghee. Flaxseed oil and olive oil are used unheated (great for salads or added to already cooked foods).

Proteins: A diet rich in lean proteins helps to starve the yeast and restrict its growth, while providing essential nutrients and a sense of fullness. Organic animal sources of protein are recommended since non-organic products contain hormones and pesticides that create an extra toxic burden to the body. Processing these toxins diverts resources from combating yeast overgrowth. Emphasize organic/pasture-raised chicken, turkey, lamb, beef, wild game, and smaller sized low-mercury containing fish.

Spices & seasonings: Chives, garlic, onion, parsley, laurel, marjoram, sage, thyme, savory, cumin, oregano, sea salt, kelp salt, and fresh herbs.

Sweetener: If a sweetener is desired, stevia can be used frequently.

Vegetables: Except for the ones listed above, vegetables should be abundantly eaten. Eat a wide variety to provide a balance of nutrients. Vegetables generally starve Candida albicans of sugar and help to remove toxic yeast byproducts from the body. Ones that are especially good at inhibiting Candida albicans include garlic, onions, cabbage, broccoli, Brussel’s sprouts and kale. Other great vegetables to include are artichoke, asparagus, cauliflower, celery, chives, eggplant, endive, green pepper, leeks, radishes, spinach, zucchini, and tomatoes. Starchy vegetables, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams and other roots should be eliminated during initial stages of treatment, as they tend to have high sugar content that feeds yeast.

Food Proportions

40% Vegetables – As a rule of thumb, the vegetables on your plate for lunch and dinner should cover about half of your plate. This can be in the form of stews, salads, and steamed or sautéed vegetables.

40% Healthy Protein – This includes organic animal meats, fish, and eggs. If you are a vegetarian, your protein will come from beans, nuts, seeds, gluten-free grains like quinoa, plant-based protein powders (rice, pea, hempseed), and/or high quality whey protein powders if you tolerate them.

10% Carbohydrates (root vegetables, legumes, beans, grains) – A rule of thumb is no more than 3 servings per day (1/2 cup each serving) of these types of foods.

10% Nuts, Seeds and Fruit – Fruits are limited to 1 serving daily. Nuts/seeds should be limited to about ¼ cup daily.

*Always include plenty of healthy fats like organic coconut oil, olive oil, and organic ghee.