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*What do you guys think about eating hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds)?

I just replied to another post concerning hemp seeds yesterday.
“Seeds can contain mold, plus seeds produce mucus which is already a problem which accompanies a Candida infestation; so seeds of any type are better left alone for several months. However this, as with everything else on the forum is just another suggestion which means that it’s up to the individual as to whether or not he wants to test the food in question. You could try it for a few days if you need to, and watch to see if your mucus production increases or you experience any other allergic reaction, if so, I would leave it alone for the time being.”

I can handle two or three eggs a day, but definitely not more, it makes me feel sick and disgusted… so that’s a bit of a problem here. Does anyone have a suggestion how to make life easier for vegetarians who don’t like eggs?

Disgusted? That’s an interesting description.
I don’t know of any dependable protein source that would be safe on the diet for the first two to three weeks at least. Maybe someone else will.

*I didn’t completely understand after reading many forum entries: Is coconut flour allowed in the first two weeks of the diet (I’m not doing the detox), or not? Didn’t eat it so far.

This is another food that you really should wait at least two weeks before starting, especially if you don’t plan on doing a cleanse. The first few weeks should be dedicated to detoxing your body, whether with a cleans or a clean diet. Coconut flour does contain a bit of sugar which is a must in avoiding when detoxing the body.

*I’m also having problems with the coconut oil. Eating fatty foods has always made me feel sick, and I almost can’t handle to eat a full teaspoon of coconut oil at once. No way that I’m gonna eat 10 spoons a day, unfortunately. Can I heat the coconut oil and cook with it, or does it loose its antifungal properties when heated?

Coconut oil is something that normally takes anyone a bit of getting used to, so you’re certainly not alone in that way. Of course you can cook with it, but you’re not going to be receiving nearly the same amount as taking it by the spoonful. Try having a cup of very warm water standing by and immediately follow the dose of oil with several swallows of the water.

*I prefer natural antifungals and don’t want to take Diflucan anymore since it’s very toxic to the liver. However, I still have an unopened bottle of Nystatin and was wondering what you think about this? It says that it can even be used for babys and is harmless since it doesn’t go into the blood stream. Should I take it?

Most people would probably take it instead of wasting it, and I don’t imagine one round would be a problem, plus I’m sure it would work well as an antifungal.

And that leads me to another question: Nystatin works only in the gastrointestinal tract while Diflucan works systemically. Do the natural antifungals you take work systemically or not? Do most Candida sufferers have Candida systemically or not?

Most people definitely do not have systematic Candida. The Nystatin is a good starter as far as antifungals go. What you want to do in the beginning is to slowly begin lowering the population of the Candida, and avoid overwhelming the body and especially the liver with the aldehyde toxins from dying Candida.

I have read so much contradictive information on this (some say, Candida needs only one antibiotic course to go systemic…)

This is a ridiculous statement made by someone with a complete lack of common sense apparently. All you have to do to realize this is to think about all the different sufferers and their various symptoms and especially the degree and length of their infestation and you’ll see how ridiculous the statement is. In fact, there have been members of the forum who have had to go through rounds of antibiotics during their treatment ‘without’ developing systematic Candida.
“Hope” is one of these members. Just key her name into the search section if you wish to read her story.

others say, only HIV patients and other immunocompromised people have Candida systemically.

People who are both immunocompromised and suffer from a Candida overgrowth definitely have a better chance of their infestation going systematic than those who are not.

So I’m wondering, do we have to treat Candida systemically or is it enough to treat the intestines?

On a normal basis treating the intestines with the supplements and the probiotics is enough to eventually reach a cure; however, this naturally depends on the degree of vigor and sincerity with which a person addresses the entire treatment. Of course there are those cases with extenuating circumstances (problems) which also have to be addressed before a complete cure can be reached. In our experience here on the forum, these cases are few and far between.

I have a bottle of tamarind concentrate, something really delicious often used in the Indian kitchen. Does anyone know if this is allowed on the diet?

Tamarind contains tartaric acid. The only source of tartaric acid is yeast, which would lead one to believe that tamarind contains yeast, right? I don’t think I would chance it, but in the end, testing it is up to you.

Is a protein-rich diet not harmful to the kidneys?

A diet rich in protein from animal meat is potentially harmful; not to mention the ammonia that is released during the animal protein breakdown. Ammonia is actually produced by the Candida in order to make the environment of the intestines more beneficial for them and less for the beneficial bacteria. Ammonia also presents extra work for the liver.