This plan is so worth it!
I am a male and have been on this food plan for about 3 months now, and all I can say is, it most definitely works. I used to be a very healthy, active individual before my body succumbed to this autoimmune disease. Mind you, I had been a sugar addict though, which caused Candida in the first place i’m sure. Before this illness took hold, I would fall ill with a common cold maybe only once a year. After Candida took over my body, I started to have colds approximately every 6 weeks. This went on for a year. Not to mention chronic diarrhea, fungal infections in my body and a general feeling of ill health.
Starting this diet most likely will be hard for you, I’m not gonna sugarcoat it (ha!), but once you get going you will not want to look back, trust me. My health started to improve slowly but surely. As I write this I can tell that my gut continues to heal and I no longer fall ill on a regular basis. I intend to continue eating this way to the unforeseeable future, possibly never returning to my regular food regime.
For me giving up coffee has been hard! I gave up processed sugar 2 years ago and that was a walk in the park compared to giving up coffee. So I did my research and it would appear that you can actually have one cup of coffee a day without any problems, and that is exactly what I have been doing (I know the book advises against it). It appears not to have compromised my food plan. I suppose it depends on the individual, and I imagine following the food plan guidelines to a T is the key to healing your body.
One word of caution: I developed a Folic Acid vitamin deficiency during this plan, probably due to the fact that one is not allowed to consume wheat during this diet. A telltale sign of the said deficiency is a burning sensation in the mouth and a very sore, scarlet red tongue. Interestingly, about 24 hours later after I started taking Folic Acid supplement the bothersome symptoms completely disappeared! In other words, make sure you get all the needed nutrients and it is best you take good quality vitamin supplements, especially vitamin B, according to my experience. Again, your body may react differently.
I hope you’ve found this helpful, and I wish you luck, this plan is so worth it!
Shared by Antti V.
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