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raster
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Well, I have been on the strict forum diet since last May (2011). I have a blog post on the forum that mentions my progress as I go through this journey…

Well, about 3-4 months ago I would say that I was at my “peak.” I felt like I was fighting this sucker off really well, and I basically had no symptoms. Since then, I decided to go into phase 2 because I felt that I was “strong enough” to fight off candida and I was sick of my phase 1 foods/diet. I was on phase 1 for 4-5 months or so.

It has worked for me very well, I was able to reintroduce black/red rice (2-3x per week), potatoes (2x per week), green apples (1-2x per week), rice crackers, and fresh almond butter to my diet without any reactions or symptoms this whole time. I even could tolerate the occasional “hot spices” such as paprika with no symptoms. I finally could handle regular salad dressing (just for lunch) which contains white vinegar, sugar, etc (kraft ingredients). I never got a reaction to it either. I was allergic to all of these foods before phase 2, but I felt no symptoms whatsoever once I started to eat them. I was like “yes” I am beating this sucker and I can eat more foods! Yay me!

Then last night, I decided to put some paprika on my chicken and it gave me a bad “leaky gut” reaction. I haven’t tried it for a few weeks, but it was concerning to say the least. I used to have it during phase 1, but I haven’t had a reaction to it for over 4 months. Today, I ate my rice cakes with almond butter like usual and also had a “leaky gut” reaction (a little different than normal, but included a mucous cough, stomach girgling, and a “hot” feeling throughout my body like I did some exercise.)

I just would like to caution everyone about phase 2. While it may seem like heaven when compared to phase 1, it can slowly set you back if you overindulge. Phase 2 items should be eaten very occasionally (like once a week or less) for a long period of time so that candida doesn’t have a chance to come back…

I am pretty bummed that my leaky gut is returning and worsening. I am going back to phase 1 and I likely will switch out salad dressings for lunch. I am sure this happened to many people out there and just wanted to share my story so that others don’t make the same mistakes.

Current diet:

Breakfast-
pumpkin pie muffin bread
greek yogurt, kefir, and blueberries (about 15 blueberries)’
2 large eggs scrambled
oat bran or cream of buckwheat
hash browns 2x per week with ketchup (going to stop this soon)

lunch:
salad with kraft italian dressing (acv dressing on weekend)
teff/buckwheat/coconut flour bread with coconut oil
rice cakes and fresh almond butter (going to stop this soon)

dinner:
lamb (steak or sausage), buffalo sausage, chicken (sausage)
buckwheat or black/red rice
salad with acv dressing
teff/buckwheat/coconut flour bread with coconut oil

no snacks

-raster