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lbrenner800
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raster;54052 wrote: Her statements cause fear. Candida does not travel into the blood in the manner she states and very rarely does not become systematic. Once again if you have systematic candida, you are fighting for your life. She is using the word systematic incorrectly and to me this means she is not educated enough about this syndrome.

And I am someone who can eat a chocalate bar whenever I want with no problems…

One other thing worth noting is that your adrenals and thyroid are likely messed up before even getting ill with yeast. If you drain these via heavy coffee consumption, not getting iodine, etc. and personal habits then its already messed up. So the candida diet may make things worse. Unless you address your thyroid and adrenal health, it will be much harder to get better. But do you need sugar to heal these glands? There’s plenty of natural sugars on the diet available in vegetables…this is not a no sugar diet at all! This is a low sugar diet. Have people been harmed by a low sugar diet? Of course…and their thyroid likely was hella messed up too. This diet isn’t a one size fit all diet, but if you think eating sugar in high amounts will bring a cure…you are playing with fire imho.

-raster

Thanks for clearing that up. In my case, I know my thyroid is probably still compromised, because immediately following my 8-month antibiotic course, I was incredibly stressed and was having anxiety + palpitations. I went to the doctor and the first thing they noticed was my slightly swollen thyroid and elevated levels.

Granted, I did manage to get my thyroid levels back down through meditation and a restrictive diet, but that was 2 years ago, and shortly after my levels returned to normal I abandoned those things, so I’m sure my thyroid is still off, probably my adrenals too. I think that for me, these imbalances followed the antibiotic use + stress, I don’t think I had them before.

I’m currently a week and a half into my primal candida + gut diet. I’m eating lots of fat and vegetables, a little bit of meat, and probiotics daily (sauerkraut mainly). I’ve cut out carbs, but I’m still getting enough I think from avacados and cooked vegetables. I was feeling very good and energetic for the first week, but a couple of days ago I started feeling die-off symptoms, and yesterday I had flu-like symptoms. Today I’m still very tired, which is probably why I’m online reading about this stuff, cause anytime I start to feel bad a part of me starts second-guessing my diet.

I would assume that what I’m feeling is a combination of low-carb flu from eliminating carbs, and die-off (I took some coconut oil and olive oil a few days ago, and I’ve been having a ton of probiotics). But I am somewhat concerned that feeling this way could have a negative impact on my thyroid and adrenals and could cause them to be more depleted.

Should any special changes be made to the diet to allow for thyroid + adrenal support?