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This page deals with the Rotation Diet which is mentioned in many books on allergies and Candida Albecans / Yeast problems. To make it easier for you, a list of food families and their members is below.

Rotating your food means not eating of the same food family but once every N days. N is usually 4 or 7, but might be longer for some foods. Let's say you are on the four day rotation plan starting with Monday:
Red Cabbage Beans Wheat Parsnips Same
Diacon Peas Corn Carrots as
Radishes Jicama Pasta Onions Monday
Fish Rabbit Shrimp Beef
(We illustrate with ony two families per day, in reality you would eat several families per day.) So if you eat any meals with members of, say, the "cabbage" family on Monday, you would not eat any of that family of foods again again till the fourth day, or Friday.

That means no cabbages, rutabagas, diacon, radishes, etc. till then. On Friday, you might eat several meals with cabbage family members, like red cabbage and rutabagas, etc.; then stay away from the family till the following Tuesday. (The so called cabbage family is more properly called the mustard family.)

Why? The theory is that the foods in each family have a lot of proteins in common, and if one is allergic to one item in a food family, one is more likely to be, or to develop an allergy to another food in the same family. Putting some time between these families allows the food proteins to clear from your body, and most of the antibodies to dissipate. This way, the immune system gets some rest, and is less likely to "panic", triggering a major allergic episode. More on that in the article immune.html.

In practice, you may find that you need to put some foods on a longer rotation list, such as seven days, or several weeks. A lot of problematic foods tend to cease to be problems when one rotates them on a long enough cycle. But some, you may find you just can't eat and feel well after. that's why you need to keep a Foods, Feelings Faculties diary. YOU have to find out for your self. Each of us is different. One size does not fit all.

We have a new Food Allergy and Rotation Chat Page set up for those who want to discuss their food allergies and rotation strategies.

The following is a list of apparently related foods grouped by family. Some foods have a phase indicator number derived from the book "The Yeast Syndrome", by Trowbridge and Walker. The book is recommended reading for anyone with food allergies and/or possible yeast problems. They explain food rotation very well, I think better than the other books I have read. Presentation of this list should be construed as research and although the list is not entirely derived from the book, may be construed as a rather favorable review of what is said book.

In other words, I suggest you buy the book, it's an inexpensive paperback, and has a LOT of useful information in it. Their list is sorted according to phase, not food group, and this list includes more foods and herbs than they have in their book. Still, go buy their book! It's well worth the few dollars it costs!

If you are using the Phase system in Trowbridge and Walker's book, for the first few months, you would stick to those foods with the lowest phase number, as they say in their book. As you get better, add members of higher phase numbers, monitoring your progress to make sure you are not getting any worse.

The easiest way I found to handle a rotating diet, is to print out the food list that follows this text, (see the menu bar on your web browser for PRINT or FILE,) cut and paste each food family to its own 3x5 card, [on both sides where needed,] and put them in a box. Look to eat foods that are near the front of the card stack. When you eat a food, take the card out of the stack and put it in the back of the card stack. Presto! Automatic food family rotation -- No Computers Needed!

On the back of the card, you might also note how you felt some hours after eating that food. That is not really a replacement for the diary/log book mentioned at the Mall-Net allergy resource page, but it helps.

For more information, see also:

Family      Food item           Phase   Allergy 
                                        potential  Type

ALGAE Seaweeds 1 Leaf ALGAE Dulse Leaf AF Herb ALGAE Irish Moss Plant Herb ALGAE Kelp Leaf Herb ALGAE Nori Leaf AF? ALGAE Other seaweeds 1 Leaf
BEET BEET Beet Greens 1 L Leaf BEET Chard 1 5 Leaf BEET Lambs quarters 1 NSV BEET Spinach 1 5 MH Leaf **NR** Bad with C BEET Beet 3 10 L Root BEET Sugar beet 3 NSV
LAUREL Avocado 2 5 Fruit
LILLY Aloe Vera Leaf AF Herb LILLY Asparagus 1 5 LILLY Chive 1 LILLY Garlic 1 MH Root SAF (TYS) LILLY Leek 1 10 Leaf LILLY Onion 1 10 M Root SAF (TYS) LILLY Sarsparilla 1 Root H LILLY Shallot 1 Root LILLY Yucca (Soap plant) 1 LILLY Name (Yampi) 4 L LILLY Yam 4 25 L Root
MUSTARD Vegitable MUSTARD Bok choy 1 5 Plant MUSTARD Broccoli 1 5 MUSTARD Brussel sprouts 1 5 Plant MUSTARD Daicon Root AF MUSTARD Cabbage 1 Leaf MUSTARD Chardoon 1 MUSTARD Collard greens 1 5 Leaf MUSTARD Horseradish 1 NSV SAF MUSTARD Kale 1 5 Leaf MUSTARD Kohlrabi 1 5 MUSTARD Mustard greens (RED) 1 5 M Leaf MUSTARD Radish 1 5 Root AF MUSTARD Rape 1 MUSTARD Rutabaga 2 10 Root SAF MUSTARD Swiss chard 1 5 NSV MUSTARD Turnip 2 Root MUSTARD Turnip greens 1 5 Leaf MUSTARD White mustard 2 M
PARSLEY PARSLEY Anise 1 PARSLEY Carrot 1 10 L Root PARSLEY Celeriac (Celery root) 1 Root PARSLEY Chervil 1 PARSLEY Coriander 1 PARSLEY Parsley 1 PARSLEY Parsnip 1 Root
Capers Capers 2
Chinese WC Chinese Water Chestnut 2 Chinese WC Chufa (groundnut) 2
GINGER 1 GINGER Cardamon 1 GINGER Arrowroot, East Indian 1 GINGER Ginger 1 Root Herb SAF **** GINGER Tumeric 1
GINSENG Ginseng 1 Root Herb
LEGUME 1-4 LEGUME Bean, String 1 5 LEGUME Alfalfa (sprouts) 1 5 plant Herb LEGUME Bean, Mung (sprouts) 1 LEGUME Jicama 1 NSV LEGUME Cassia (in curry) 1 LEGUME Fenugreek (in curry) 1 Seed Herb LEGUME Tamarind 1 LEGUME Licorice 1 LEGUME Tofu 2 MH LEGUME Pea 2 15 MH LEGUME Pea, Black eyed 2 15 MH S LEGUME Pea, Chickpea (grbnzo) 2 15 MH S LEGUME Pea, Cream 2 15 MH S LEGUME Pea, Field 2 15 MH S LEGUME Pea, Purple hull 2 15 MH S LEGUME Pea, Split 2 15 MH LEGUME Lecithin (soy) 2 MH LEGUME Bean, Soybean 2 MH S A? LEGUME Bean, Soy flour 2 30 MH S A? LEGUME Bean, Aduki 3 LEGUME Bean, black turtle 3 LEGUME Bean, Fava 3 *** Warning: Favism, a genetic allergy LEGUME Bean, Great northern 3 S LEGUME Bean, Green 3 M LEGUME Bean, Jack 3 LEGUME Bean, Kidney 3 60 LEGUME Bean, Masur 3 LEGUME Bean, Mung 3 LEGUME Bean, Navy 3 LEGUME Bean, Pinto 3 LEGUME Bean, Snap 3 LEGUME Carob 3 S LEGUME Garbanzo (chickpea) 3 15 MH S LEGUME Lentil 3 LEGUME Lima 3 20 LEGUME Peanut 3 MH S LEGUME Peanut oil 3 MH S
GRAIN GRAIN Bamboo shoots 1 Plant GRAIN Cornmeal 2 75 VH S GRAIN Corn oil 2 VH S GRAIN Cornstarch 2 VH S GRAIN Popped corn 2 75 VH S GRAIN Triticale 2 S GRAIN Rice 2 75 L S GRAIN rice 2 L S GRAIN Wheat germ 2 45 VH S GRAIN Barley 3 75 L S GRAIN Bran (farina) 3 75 VH S GRAIN Bulgar 3 VH S GRAIN Corn, sweet 3 20 VH S GRAIN Gluten flour 3 VH S GRAIN Graham flour 3 VH S GRAIN Grits 3 20 S GRAIN Kafir 3 GRAIN Malt 3 L GRAIN Maltose 3 GRAIN Millet 3 GRAIN Oats (flake) 3 70 L S GRAIN Patent flour 3 VH S GRAIN Rye 3 75 L S GRAIN Sorghum grain & syrup 3 S GRAIN Wheat 3 VH S GRAIN Whole wheat flour 3 70 VH S
Iris Safron 1
MALLOW MALLOW Althea root (tea) 1 MALLOW Hibiscus (tea) 1 MALLOW Okra 1 MALLOW Cottonseed (oil, meal) 3 M
MINT MINT Apple mint 1 MINT Chinese Artichoke 1 MINT Balm 1 MINT Basil 1 MINT Bergamot 1 MINT Catnip 1 MINT Dittany 1 MINT Horehound 1 MINT Lemon balm 1 MINT Marjorm 1 MINT Menthol 1 MINT Oregano 1 MINT Peppermint 1 MINT Mint 1 MINT Rosemary 1 MINT Sage 1 MINT Savory 1 MINT Spearmint 1 MINT Thyme 1
Myrtle Allspice 1 Myrtle Guava 1
NASTURTIUM Nasturtium 2
OLIVE OLIVE Olive, Black 2 S OLIVE Olive, Green 2 10 S OLIVE Olive, Ripe 2 5 S OLIVE Olive oil 2 S Anti-fungal ***
ORCHID Vanila bean L S
PAPAYA PAPAYA Papaya 3 Fruit Herb PAPAYA Pawpaaw (custard apple) 3
PEDALIUM PEDALIUM Sesame (seed, oil) 2 Seed PEDALIUM Tahini 2 Seed, processed
PEPPER PEPPER Black pepper 1 PEPPER Peppercorn 1 PEPPER White pepper 1
Pomagegranate 3
POTATO POTATO Banana pepper 1 POTATO Bell pepper 1 POTATO Cayenne pepper 2 Fruit Herb? POTATO Chili pepper 2 POTATO Eggplant 1 5 POTATO Ground cherry 1 NSV POTATO Jalapeno pepper 1 POTATO Mealy potato 2 MH POTATO Paprica 1 POTATO Pepino (melon pear) 1 POTATO Pimiento 1 POTATO Potato 2 20 MH NSV POTATO Red pepper 2 SV POTATO Red-sweet pepper 1 SV POTATO Tabasco 2 POTATO Tomatillo 1 POTATO Tomato 1 5 MH SV POTATO Waxy red potato 2 MH POTATO Waxy white potato 2 MH
ROSE Almond 3 S ROSE Apple 3 10 L Fruit ROSE Apple cider 4 L ROSE Apple pectin 3 L ROSE Apricot 4 15 L Fruit ROSE Blackberry 3 10 MH Fruit ROSE Boysenberry 3 MH Fruit ROSE Burnet 1 ROSE Cherry, West Indian 3 M Fruit ROSE Cherry, sour 4 15 M Fruit ROSE Cherry sweet 4 20 M Fruit ROSE Crabapple 3 Fruit ROSE Dewberry 3 MH Fruit ROSE Loganberry 4 15 MH Fruit ROSE Longberry 3 MH Fruit ROSE Loquat 3 ROSE Nectarine 4 20 Fruit ROSE Peach 4 10 L Fruit ROSE Pear 4 15 Fruit ROSE Plum 4 15 M Fruit ROSE Prune 4 70 M Fruit ROSE Quince 4 15 ROSE Raspberry 4 15 MH Fruit ROSE Rosehips 3 ROSE Saskatoon 3 ROSE Sloe plum 3 L ROSE Strawberry 3 5 MH Fruit ROSE Wineberry 3 MH Fruit ROSE Youngberry 3 MH Fruit
SAPODILIA Sapodilia 1 SAPODILIA Sapodilia fruit 3
TEA TEA Black Tea 4 TEA Green tea 1 TEA Oolong
WALNUT Seed nuts WALNUT Butternut 4 MH S WALNUT Hickory nut 4 MH S WALNUT Pecan 4 MH S WALNUT Walnut 4 MH S

CHEEZE Goat milk 1 CHEEZE Yogurt SAF CHEEZE Colby cheese 2 CHEEZE Cream cheese 2 CHEEZE Edam cheese 2 CHEEZE Gouda 2 CHEEZE Hard 2 CHEEZE Monterrey Jack 2 CHEEZE Mysost 2 CHEEZE Neufchatel 2 CHEEZE Primost 2 CHEEZE Ricotta 2 CHEEZE Sapsago 2 CHEEZE Soft 2 CHEEZE Whey 2
ANCHOVIE Anchovy BASS 1 BASS Bluegill 1 BASS Crappie 1 BASS White Perch (1) 1 BASS Yellow Bass 1
BARACUDA Baracuda 1 VH
BLUEFISH Bluefish VH Fish
Codfish Codfish Coal fish 1 VH Codfish Cod 1 VH Codfish Cusk 1 VH Codfish Scrod 1 VH Codfish Haddock 1 VH Codfish Hake 1 VH Codfish Lingcod 1 VH Codfish Pollack 1 VH Codfish Whiting 1 VH
CROAKER Fish CROAKER Croaker 1 VH CROAKER Drumfish 1 VH CROAKER Fresh water drumfish 1 CROAKER King whiting 1 VH CROAKER Sea Trout 1 VH CROAKER Sheephead 1 VH CROAKER Silver Perch 1 VH CROAKER Spot fish 1 VH CROAKER Weakfish (spot s trout) 1 VH
CRUSTACEA Shellfish CRUSTACEA Crayfish 1 CRUSTACEA Dungeneese Crab 1 CRUSTACEA Lobster 1 L CRUSTACEA Prawn (shrimp) 1 CRUSTACEA Snow crab 1
DOLPHIN Mahi Mahi 1 (not the mammal Dolphin)
EEL American Eel 1 VH
Gurnard Gurnard 1 VH Fish Gurnard Sea Robin 1 VH
Harvestfish 1 VH Fish
HERRING Fish, Salt water HERRING Herring HERRING Sea herring 1 VH HERRING Pilchard (sardine) 1 VH HERRING Menhaden 1 VH HERRING Sardine 1 VH HERRING Shad 1 VH HERRING Shad roe 1 VH
JACK Fish, Saltwater Jack Amberjack 1 VH JACK Pompano 1 VH
MACKEREKL Fish, Salt water MACKEREKL Albecore (tuna) 1 MACKEREKL Bonito 1 VH MACKEREKL Mackerel 1 MACKEREKL Skipjack 1 MACKEREKL Tuna 1 VH
MARLIN Sailfish 1 VH
MOLLUSK MOLLUSK Abalone 1 MOLLUSK Clam 1 MOLLUSK Mollusk 1 MOLLUSK Octopus 1 MOLLUSK Oyster 1 MOLLUSK Quahog 1 MOLLUSK Scallop 1 MOLLUSK Snail 1 MOLLUSK Squid 1 MULLET Mullet 1 VH
PADDLEFISH Paddlefish 1
PERCH Sauger 1 Perch Walleye pike 1 L Perch Yellow perch 1
PIKE Fish, Fresh Pike Muskellunge 1 Pike Pickerel 1 Pike Pike, northern 1
PORGY Fish, Salt Porgy Northern Scup (porgy) 1 VH

MAMMAL Flesh, Red meat MAMMAL Bear 1 MAMMAL Beef 1 MAMMAL Beefaloe 1 MAMMAL Buffaloe (bison) 1 MAMMAL Butter 1 MAMMAL Carribou 1 MAMMAL Casein (milk protein) 1 MAMMAL Deer (Not cured) 1 MAMMAL Elk 1 MAMMAL Goat (kid) 1 MAMMAL Goat milk 1 MAMMAL Ham 1 MH MAMMAL Horse 1 MAMMAL Lamb 1 L MAMMAL Moose 1 MAMMAL Muskrat 1 MAMMAL Mutton (lamb) 2 MAMMAL Opossum 1 MAMMAL Pork 1 MH MAMMAL Porpose 1 MAMMAL Rabbit 1 MAMMAL Raccoon 1 MAMMAL Rennin 1 *BP MAMMAL Sea lion (seal) 1 MAMMAL Squirrel 1 MAMMAL Veal (beef) 1 MAMMAL Walrus 1

UNCLASSIFIED HERBS Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) Root bark, Herb Bayberry (Myrica cerifera) Root bark, Herb Bistort (Polygonum Bistora) Root Herb Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) Root Herb Blue Cohosh (Cimicifuga thalicitroides) Root Herb Blessed Thistle (Cnicus benedictus) Herb Black walnut (Julgans nigra) Hull, leaf Herb *NR?* Brigham Tea (Ephedra nevadensis) Herb Buchu (Barsoma ...) Leaves Buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) bark herb, AW SAF SAP Burdock (Arctium lappa) root Herb Camomile (Matricaria chamomillia) Flower Herb Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana) Bark Herb Cayenne (Capsica annum) fruit AF Herb Catnip (Nepeta cataria) Herb Herb Chaparral (Larrea divaricata) Herb Herb, AW Chickweed (Stellaria media) Herb Herb Chlorophyll (divers sources) Herb AF? Herb Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) Root Herb GRAIN Corn Silk (Zea mays) Silk Herb Couch Grass (Agropyron repens) Herb Herb Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus) Bark Herb Damiana (Turnera aphrodisiaca) Leaf Herb Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Root Herb Don Quai (Angelica sinensis) Root Herb Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia) Root Herb Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) Oil Herb Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) Herb Herb False Unicorn (Chamaelirium luteum) Root Herb Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Seed Herb LEGUME Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) Seed Herb (Legume) LILLY Garlic (Allium savativum) Bulb Herb SAF AW (Lilly) Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Root Herb SAF (Ginger) Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) Root Herb Golden Seal (Hydrastis canadensis) Root Herb Gotu Kola (Hydrocotyle asiatica) Herb Herb Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacanthus) Fruit Herb Hops (Humulus lupulus) Flower Herb MUSTARD Horseradish (Cochlearea armoracia) Root Herb (Mustard) Horsetail (Equestetum arvense) Herb Herb Hyssop (Hyssopus officinale) Herb Herb Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus) Plant Herb (Seaweed) Juniper (Juniperus communis) Fruit Herb Kelp (Macrosytic pyrifere) Plant Herb (Seaweed) Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Root Herb Lobelia (Lobelia inflata) Herb Herb Mandrake (Podophyllum peltatum) Root Herb AW, AF Marshmallow (Althea officinalis) Root Herb Mistletoe (Viscum album) Herb Herb Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Leaf Herb AW, AF Myrrh (Commiphora Myrrha) Gum Herb Nettle (Urtica dioica) Leaf Herb GRAIN Oat Straw (Avena Sativa) Stem Herb (Grass) Papaya (Carica papaya) Fruit Herb (Papaya)

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