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singer2200 wrote: I’ve seen some improvement now with regard to itching in the vaginal and anal areas with the cleanse and strict diet. The swelling and burning has improved significantly. I lost about 4 lbs on the cleanse, but now am at a plateau. Die off such as aching muscles and joints have disappeared but now I am having hives and a rash/acne on one side of my face. The rash/acne seemed to be subsiding, but is now looking worse and is itching as well. I started adding organic meats and dairy back into my diet along with the probiotics and antifungals and I’m wondering if the dairy is why I’ve been getting more acne and itching on my face and hives? I’m concerned about the yogurt and kefir as when I read the nutrition facts the sugar content is 10g or more? Isn’t this sugar feeding the candida? I purchased kim chee which has sugar in the ingredients, but has less than 1 g of sugar listed in the nutritional facts, so I feel safe eating it, knowing that the sugar has been fermented. However with the yogurt I don’t feel that confident since the sugars listed are quite high in the nutritional facts. I don’t want to go backwards. What can I do going forward?
Dairy products are known to exacerbate acne/skin problems. It’s also mucous forming and not particularly healthy due to the pasteurization and chemical additives that are added during the manufacturing process. I read a book covering this subject before I knew about my Candida condition. This is one of the reasons generally avoid dairy products as much as possible. If you end up making your own kefir, I highly recommend doing so with goat’s milk because its chemical composition is very close with human milk and therefore, more digestible along with other nutritional benefits. Cocunut and almond milk are additional options. Kimchee and saurkraut are also good alternatives because they provide other health benefits such as the fact ingredients like cabbages and garlic are antifungal. Personally, I would I would experiment with everything, homemade kefir, kimchee and sauerkraut at this stage and figure out what’s the best for you. That’s what I’m doing