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For some reason I can’t stomach the thought of Kefir. Perhaps it’s the dairy connection. What is it like?
Have you ever have plain yoghurt? This is similar, runnier than Greek yoghurt, but thicker than milk, on top of slightly sour taste it has a little fizz to it, like soda drink and the intensity depends on milk to grain ratio, temperature of fermentation and the length of fermentation. If fermented long enough, very little to no lactose is left in it. You could also make water kefir or out of any other milk (almond, coconut etc.) if you are worried about milk. I cannot tolerate Greek yoghurt, but tolerate kefir pretty well.
Hal123 wrote: Sounds like a pretty awful time for you. I hope things are getting better for you now.
Things are better but since I’ve been dragging candida with me most of my life, it will take time to be rid of it, actually its bad fungal form.
Hal123 wrote: I am still scared my brain fog will stop me doing my job properly, but at the moment it doesn’t seem to be affecting me as much, so hopefully that will continue. I’m learning to tell people to email me things and remind me of things all the time, I know what you mean about thoughts evaporating as if they were never there. Brain fog scares me the most, I’m ok at the moment and scared of it getting worse again.
Fear and thinking about your symptoms too much is not good, this is from my own experience. The brain fog is not that bad of the symptom. Try having dizziness, all kinds of weird heart symptoms, tingling in head etc. Most of the time I was thinking this is it, either the heart attack or stroke will finally get me. As the time goes on and you see nothing really comes out of these symptoms, you calm down a bit. Brain fog should go away eventually if it’s caused by candida and toxins. The more time you spend thinking about it, the worse it gets so keep that in mind. Keep busy and do not think about it much and one day you will just realize it’s better or gone 🙂
Patience is another thing I had to learn to do as all of this takes time and can’t really be rushed more than we do by following strictest diet ever!
Hal123 wrote: Thank you for the luck and strength. It seems you have enough for an army stashed away inside you. I hope your recovery is swift and complete. xx
I don’t really have an army stashed, but have two little kids that depend on me. At times I get desperate and really down and it seems that if I was alone I would like to just lay somewhere and wait to die. Not sure if I would do that or not, but I don’t have that luxury anyway, my kids are only 3 years old and mommy is all they got. I am a bit of a fighter and I can take out anything I put my mind on, this one is so hard to do, but I can do it!
I hope things are improving for you by now. I now see small progress, but occasionally suffer from food being introduced too early, or ingesting mold or accidentally too many antifungals.