Severe Pain Gone!
“I was 12 and had my first bout of severe menstrual pain followed by two to three weeks worth of pre menstrual symptoms. My period came every other month and each time i would be rushed to the E.R. This went on for 15 years. I learned of Candida and saw a doctor in 1996. I knew I had trouble eating raised donuts and breads, I could FEEL them working through my left ovary? He suggested I start by cutting out breads. I did this for 1 year. I am now 47 years old and have not been to the emergency room for PMS since 1997! I sporadically eat pizza but have learned my twice a month limit on bread intake. I hope this helps someone.”
Shared by Jennifer
Candidiasis the monster
“Today I am here reading your stories. Like all of you I have been diagnosed with candida yeast infection by a naturopath. It all started 2 months ago that I started feeling all the bad symptoms like dizziness, chills, stiffness, burning, heart beat elevating you name it I had it. I am pretty sure I’ve had it for years but always was diagnosed with urinary tract infections, but it was till I had my second baby that it got really bad. The naturopath gave me probiotics with lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium and some fatty acid mycostat pills, and with the diet he said I would be fine in a month. Its been only 2 weeks im feeling better but lets see in 2 more weeks – I will let you know. Good luck to everyone with this terrible monster that is attacking our bodies.”
Shared by Mich
Keep up the good work
“Hello! Can I just say how fantastic your web site is! I first suffered with Candida symptoms 16 years ago. I saw several GPs who could do nothing for me and eventually told me that I was probably just prone to vaginal thrush, which was the worst most aggressive symptom that I had. I did not buy the fact that my health became so poor so I set about finding a way to make myself better. There were not the resources that there are today such as your web site and it took me an age of researching and experimenting with several holistic treatments before I found my way with good nutrition and a wonderful homeopath who used bioresonance technology on me. In total from start to finish where my health became way beyond what it had ever been before took me 5 years.
I have been clear of all symptoms for 10 years, and having had an extremely stressful year have just experienced an episode of thrush once again. Feeling a little bit scared with the reminder of what I went through before to reach optimal health, I jumped on it straight away with the cleanse and strict diet. Thankfully the symptoms went within days as I knew what to do immediately. I typed into Google and found your amazing web site and thought how much easier my life would have been if I would have had access to this all those years ago!! However I am an extremely positive person and I always look at what I can learn from my experiences. I am now an Holistic Therapist myself and absolutely love what I do and the fact that my experiences can help people to achieve better health themselves. I would love to advise people who suffer from Candida in a professional capacity as I feel that I have had so much experience first hand now, so I will investigate what I need to do to enable me to do that. The recipes are wonderful on your site. That is one of the hardest things on the diet is to keep it fresh and interesting so that people are more likely to stick to it. Keep up the good work! Kind regards :-)”
Shared by Simonne
“Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Lately I have another flare up of candida secondary to some new medications and re-started to follow your recommendations. I am now feeling much better, the itching is gone especially in the anal area.”
Shared by Luz
Suffering .. For the moment
“Hi, I am currently in the process of eliminating yeast through my diet and I just want to say it’s been horrible for me, last night I spewed up, had bloated stomach, felt like death , had some messed up dreams and broken sleep, pains in chest, aching joints, cold shivers, sweating profusely, trouble standing for long periods, ringing in ears, itchy skin, pains in throat , brain fog. It’s like I have the flu. I have been cutting out sugar, fruit, potatoes, pork, bread, chocolate etc. Instead I have been drinking herbal chamomile tea, eating porridge for breakfast, cauliflower , swede, beef, chicken, nuts ( not pistachio) , seeds, tomatoes, salads…. It’s like being hit with a lump hammer round the head having this die off, it’s disgusting .Also having garlic raw (two to three) , apple cider vinegar with lots of water, probiotics ( goats yoghurt). I will keep you updated as to progress, I am on day four I think ( Thursday) . Say a prayer for me as I feel like death and am off work, I have suffered with candida for years and only recently plucked up courage to make a change, used to get itchy forearms which kept me up all night and felt very ill, moody and snappy after alcohol( not to mention the anxiety I have suffered since a teen) I am now 35. I think a lot of my shyness is related to candida. I took a massive course of antibiotics a few years ago for a NSU ( non specific urethra infection) turns out antibiotics are the worst thing ever to combat a NSU. Hind sight ISA great thing. Good luck to everyone ”
Shared by Paul
“I was diagnosed with Candida 8 weeks ago, after getting sicker and sicker. The doctors were no help, after requesting prayer at my church, a member of my church who is all organic called me and asked about the problems and suggested I take the Candida test, God had answered my prayers!! Through Prayer I have been able to do this diet and Thank God for it every day. Not only has it help me, I have learned sooooooo much about our health and what our body’s are suppose to be fed. For the first time in my life I don’t feel hungry anymore or crave sweets!! This diet makes me feel very satisfied food wise, and I am healing. I did have a bad day I ate something I should not have and my body let me know right away I will do this diet for the rest of my life for many reasons, it has cured my acid reflux, IBS, my cholesterol went from 230 to 158 within 6 weeks, I am off all medications, I TAKE NONE NOW!! I no longer crave the sweets and fried foods etc., instead I crave nuts, yogurt. Your body will crave what you feed it!! And of course I have lost weight!!
I just want everyone to know how this diet has changed my life and encourage each of you to stay with it!! My symptoms if it helps were, extremely tired all the time, constipation, foggy headed, rashes when I ate something that fed the yeast on my hands & palms, IBS, Acid Reflux, swollen gut all the time, muscle aches, terrible headaches now gone. So just stay with it you too will see results. But its a life long diet not a few months and your through. Good Luck and God Bless!”
Shared by Felicia
Thank God I found out I have Candida Overgrowth
“I am a high schooler and last year my parents noticed something different with me in my mood and in my stamina. I was constantly tired and struggled with school because I had ADD. Being on the Candida diet for only 8 weeks so far my life has been changed for the better, I no longer have ADD symptoms, my skin cleared up, I’m no longer swollen in the face or calves and, unwanted odors have vanished, and my outlook on life is way more positive, even my joints don’t hurt anymore!! It’s only been 8 weeks and I lost nearly 40 pounds and have experienced significant changes in my body for anyone who has a child with a learning disability I strongly urge to have put on pure meat and vegetables nothing else and see if there’s a difference I know there was for me.”
Shared by Deanna
Be prepared and get support
“I’m 28 and I have been on the candida diet for 4 weeks now after suffering for 4 years or more with IBS, skin rashes (one on my face for nearly 2 years), thrush, mood swings & fatigue. I went to the doctors several times and got me nowhere! I started Googling my symptoms and Candida seemed like the answer to all the problems I had been experiencing. I decided to take on the diet as I didn’t feel I had anything to lose. 4 weeks in and I feel so much better. The skin rash on my face practically disappeared after just only a few days, I’m no longer feeling bloated, thrush-free and haven’t suffered with diarrhea since the first week. I’m taking a high dosage caprylic acid tablet, strong probiotics and various vitamin supplements which all aid the diet. I’m also seeing a nutritionist which I find very helpful in keeping me motivated and it’s also a great support (can feel quite lonely in it at times) but also found it important in making sure I was taking the right supplements and the correct dosage.
The first 10 days were the hardest (die-off) and I felt very daunted by the task ahead. The key is being organized for all situations and plan for all meals in advance to avoid temptation of just grabbing something convenient. Try not to let yourself get caught out in a situation where you’re hungry and don’t have a diet-approved snack in your bag! There is still a long way to go and I’m still battling with my cravings from time to time but it gets easier each day and the weight loss and improvements in my symptoms keep me motivated. Good luck everyone! ”
Shared by Anon
The medical community needs to be more aware of this
“I have had “psoriasis” since I was 23. I am 29 now and I have been experiencing debilitating pain in my joints and muscles and my feet have been swollen for over a month now. I know it is my diet. Last summer I did the cleanse and then ate fairly healthy for awhile. Once I went back to my old ways it has slowly crept back and now it’s the worse it’s ever been. It’s travesty that doctors try to give you a million medications for skin rashes and arthritis and antibiotics every time you have a simple infection. Is it kind of strange that they are supposed to be helping us, but instead are harming us? I know I have to take care of myself and can’t rely on anyone else.”
Shared by Leah
“When I was seven, I had pneumonia and was on antibiotics; shortly thereafter, I developed a vaginal yeast infection that my pediatrician [who’d waited until I was almost dead to treat the pneumonia] just laughed at. At age 13, my digestive problems started. I was told I had acid reflux, IBS, anorexia and an ulcer; I didn’t have any of these. My allergies got worse and worse. I developed skin problems–rashes, itching, fungal infections [the doctor thought it was melanoma at first]. After having Lyme disease and several viruses, my candida got worse and made my food allergies so bad that all I could eat was vegetables. I am currently trying to work my way back to a [somewhat] normal life. Oil of oregano, homeopathy, and probiotics are what I’ve been using. I had to stop eating meat and eggs, as both of these gave me breathing problems. I have had no refined sugar, no grains, no dairy for the past five years. It has been very hard and very emotionally taxing. I strongly believe I inherited a disposition for candida problems from my father, as he as been sick for most of his life [mainly with digestive problems]; my mother has had health problems as well. My list of physical symptoms is so long and varied, doctors have laughed in my face when I told them about it. Most people, including my family, believe I am simply “crazy” and need “crazy pills.” Naturopathic docs have tested me, and candida/fungus has always been my main problem. In addition, I live in a very old house in a very humid climate which makes it hard. I have found that stress makes candida much, much worse; this a vicious cycle since the more candida you have, the worse you will feel and the more stress you will have. Alternative medicine and prayer have been the only things to offer me hope and relief from the beastly yeast.”
Shared by Kells
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