Whether you like it or not, the answer to this question is NO – absolutely not. If there is one thing that will deter your progress, it’s alcohol. You can’t drink vodka. You can’t drink wine. You can’t drink beer. You can’t drink any kind of liquor you can think of. When it comes to alcohol, the answer is an emphatic no.
Why can’t you have alcohol? There are two reasons. First is the fermentation process (and the yeast), and the second is the sugar content, or the carbohydrate content.
Research done by William G. Crook, a leader in the field of Candida research, states, “Wines, beers, and other alcohol beverages contain high levels of yeast contamination, so if you’re allergic to yeast you’ll need to avoid them. You should stay away from alcoholic beverages for another reason: They contain large amounts of quick-acting carbohydrate. If you drink these beverages, you’ll be feeding your yeast.”
Another problem is that most people who enjoy alcohols other than beer or wine like to mix them into soda or juice – which simply ads even more sugar to the diet.
This is, according to most naturopaths I’ve spoken to, one of the most difficult thing for Candida sufferers who drink to overcome. Even social or casual drinkers think that a small glass of wine once in a while won’t hurt. They may stick to their diet plans for a couple of months and then start sneaking in even a glass a week. They start to have symptoms again and think their diets aren’t working but it’s their own actions that are causing complications.
You simply can NOT drink while you are on the Candida diet. There’s no way around it. Seek support, counseling, or advice from your doctor if you think you have a serious problem. Otherwise, do your best to avoid all forms of alcohol at all costs. Your recovery depends on it.