Enjoying life again!!!!
“It all started when I took way too many antibiotics for recurring sinus infections after the birth of my daughter in 1995. In 2003 mild migraines and stomach pains were calling my name. Little by little things started getting worse. I noticed I was extremely hypersensitive to perfumes and tons of environmental causes such as car fumes and smoke. My joints began aching in the mornings especially my knees and ankles and I would tire easily. Migraines turned into horrible vomiting attacks that would land me in the hospital at least once a month. I lost all interest in sex and was depressed and wanted to sleep all the time. I was constipated and bloated and gained 10 lbs.
In 2006 I completed my Masters and began working at a school and would come home in pain and exhausted. My emotions were running low and I felt like I was angry and moody all the time. So many doctors including a rheumatologist wanted me to take plaquenil but I refused. I was coming to a point of accepting that at age 41 feeling bad all over was due to getting older. I made an appointment with an M.D. who believes in Preventative Medicine and he tested me for Candidiasis. He placed me on a sugar free (including no fruit)/yeast free diet along with supplements and Nystatin 4x daily. I have been committed for about a month now and I am absolutely amazed at the amount of energy and how awesome I feel. I can stay awake during movie now and I have my life with my family again!!!!”
Shared by Tina
Beating my Candida
“After eight years of very ill health I am on my way up. Little did I know about Candida, but now I understand all about it. I have worked on this, followed the right diet, and my health is getting back to normal. What a blessing to feel well again! Eight years ago I was a hopeless mess crying every day because I did not understand the problem. Believe me, it is well worth all the effort to feel well and normal again.”
Shared by Sandy
Not missing sugar
“I have just had my first sugar-free Christmas and I can scarcely believe it! I thought it would be impossible for my craving and love of sweet things – especially chocolate – to go, but it certainly has, and my Candida has gone with it. I had no trouble watching others eat chocolate, mince pies, pudding and Yule log while I indulged in Greek yoghurt. I don’t mind one bit because I feel and look so much better. Now I look forward to my first sugar-free Easter!”
Shared by Tanya
Amazing it has worked so fast!
“I have suffered from Candida since I was a child. I don’t know what triggered it. I also had eczema and they have bothered me a lot. When I went to the doctor, before he even diagnosed me, he simply said Candida means either HIV or Diabetes infection. I was so mad at that doctor for scaring me. I wonder where they got him from. Anyways, I have basically been on all treatments of Candida. I have got Urine Infections, Cystitis. It reached a point where the doctor said they are not sure what’s wrong and they need to scan me. They checked my kidneys, bladder, ovaries…all was okay. I have done everything, and no doctor has ever said try the Candida diet. I just searched on internet and found it and tried it. Today is my 3rd day on it. Its pretty harsh but amazingly my discharge has cleared. I don’t know if it works this fast. Everybody laughs at me making my separate food… but I think it is worth it. After suffering eczema and all that, I better make the sacrifice. I take a garlic before bed, when I get hungry I take yogurt or make vegetable soup. I have omelet with lots of salad mixed in yoghurt. I drink green tea. In the mornings when I wake I take lemon in hot water. I eat meat, chicken and fish in salad.”
Shared by Sandy
It is good to feel good!
“I have been feeling very weak and drowsy for three months. A natural doctor told me that it can be due to Candida overgrowth. Candida? Well, I started reading about it and I realized that stress has reduced my immune system function, allowing Candida to overgrowth and parasites as well. I am doing this special diet and I can see a big difference. Garlic, avocados, celery, fennel, are my new friends. I have relapses every week, but good thing is not every day. It takes time, but its worth the effort.”
Shared by Mary
One Year Later
“A year ago December 2008 I realized something was very wrong. I have been on thyroid medicine for 20 years so I assumed that was the problem. At the doctors office my test results came back that I am allergic to beef, molds, cats and dogs. They also said my thyroid levels tested high so they lowered my dose of Synthroid. Two weeks after giving up beef I feel a little better the bloating and brain fog improved but still having pain through my body and the fatigue was so awful I went back to the doctor she then tells me I have fibromyalgia. Not buying this. I then made an appointment for an endocrinologist he recommended I go off thyroid medication. Six weeks after going off the medication my pain and fatigue improved. I can now sleep through the night which I had not done in 10 years. I am now left with symptoms of Candida which come and go. Some of my symptoms are joint pain, rash, bladder pain, fatigue, and brain fog. My last attack was when I went out and drank too much. Since then I have gone on the Candida diet. I am feeling a little better and am hoping that I can stick to it through the holidays. Good luck everyone this sucks feeling this way!”
Shared by Karen
Allergies and Candida
“I knew I had problems when I was continually getting excess mucus, sinus issues, weekly diarrhea and other embarrassing symptoms which I always tried to hide. My visit to the naturopath last year made me aware that I had food allergies and now I am going through the NAET program (Natural Allergy Elimination Treatment). All my allergies had depleted my immune system and it caused hypoglycemia. Earlier on in my life and later on as I read more about it, realized I had developed Candida which was confirmed in my health check up. I am now following the recommended Candida diet and feeling glad (ironically) that I am experiencing Candida die off and the unfortunate symptoms. As I have allergies, I am using food I have been treated for. I found out that I had and still have to be treated for nearly every food allergy under the sun, which I was not aware of, things like vitamin C, nightshade vegetables etc. I recommend anyone to ensure that they have either cleared allergies for recommended Candida diet or avoid use to not cause any ill effect as untreated and overexposure of allergic foods, lead into more health problems and every medical condition known, like Candida.
I love the prospect that I am facing a life of food freedom and that my soon to be strengthened immune system will prevent any further illness. If you have Candida, be rest assured that it goes away and it takes a great deal of discipline, but please read the fine print of what may cause an allergic reaction and get them cleared! It forms part of the Candida treatment. Yeah to the courageous who don’t want to face this abnormality ever again!”
Shared by Sonora
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