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annieamanda;52691 wrote: I have been sick (like not able to leave my house sick) for over 2 years now.
Started GAPS diet soon after – been on GAPS diet for 1 year 8 months now.
Spent entire life savings on every doctor and specialist in CA (8 MRIs, allergy tests, CT scans, etc). Been to 6 different homeopaths, accupuncture, chiropractor, reiki – you name it I’ve tried it. Flew out and spent two months admitted to the Cleveland Clinic.
Diagnosed with systemic Candida (at cleveland clinic) 1.5 years ago. Followed by 3 months of prescription anti fungal 2x a day. Along with Candida Diet (on top of GAPS) and supplements (l-glutamine, fish oil, coconut oil, etc). Daily coffee enema.
Still struggled with daily symptoms or I would get better for no longer than 3 days then all my symptoms would come back (no cheating – EVER!). After 6 months GAPS/Candida I started BodyEcology diet. Symptoms got worse even after 6 months.
Now 1.5 years later I’m still GAPS/Candida and now I think I have a Salicylate sensitivity on top of everything. Still daily symptoms – still can’t leave house. Still too dizzy to walk from room to room most days. Still brain fog and feels like stroke symptoms after eating.
Had to give up all kraut, supplements and coconut oil because of salicylate sensitivity.
All 3 gastro docs, intregrative specialist at cleveland clinic and homeopaths all have now given up and each in turn has asked I not make new appointments (seriously, each in their own way said “I can’t help you anymore – go see your primary doctor”). Primary doctor threw his hands up over a year ago and said “just keep searching”
I am down to 5 foods I can eat (and still have symptoms everyday). Leeks, cauliflower, iceberg lettuce and fermented raw milk viilli yogurt. Even chicken broth gives me symptoms of asthma, brain fog and stroke now.
Still have candida overgrowth.
Truly at a loss! Please help!!!
I hope this proves that limiting our diets might offer some symptom relief- but it does NOTHING for the candida! You cant starve it! It adapts!
I am no authority and havent been suffering for years yet, just months, but I refuse to live low carb.
The reason is that it seems the longer I eat low carb, the sharper the punishment is when a food is too high in natural sugar.
I believe eating low carb teaches our bodies to exaggerate our reaction to sugar, and limit our diets further. This cant be the answer.
Our immune systems demands calories. Any clue how much lettuce and cauliflower you need to eat just to maintain breathing? I have a clue. Going raw vegan for a little while teaches you to consume on a much larger scale.
No one hear is going to get any relief when they are restricting calories.
I dont know much, but I do know that. Just stressing eats calories.
Our brains need glucose. Thats what im told. We aint getting glucose on a low carb diet unless we eat more. I can see this candida diet working if the consumption of calories is adequate.
I was getting terribly depressed about this.
I got mad and said screw it and ate an entire pomegranate tonight.
Im waiting for hells bells,no lie.
Turns out, pomegranate might be slightly anti-fungal…the sugar elicited only a slight reaction (although the reaction could be heartburn,too, from a messed up diet that has transitioned from raw to whatever-will-not-make-me-postal.) BUT the fructose changed my attitude 100% and tonight I will not panic-attack myself to sleep.
Point isnt to throw your hands up and eat fruit, but to consider experimenting with small bites of different high calorie foods to keep your brain and immune system happy.
When was the last time you had a blood panel done?
Have you had your vitamin levels checked, like D and Iron and B12?
I know that some people take supplements but never absorb what they take thanks to yeast or whatever, so they really arent catching up on any deficits.
Even though Dr. Jeff McCombs doesnt cater to a vegan, his candida plan makes sense to me.
Of course im new, so maybe I will find it useless over time…but I like his theory that we have to keep candida from fighting our antifungals by allowing the yeast to live, and keeping it from from transitioning to its fungal form.
I think Low carbing makes it go fungal because its freaking out for food…and then it stays this way and makes us terribly ill. I mean, a pomegranate shouldnt give someone heartburn.
I hope you get relief <3