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Hello, Munch, and welcome to the forum.
The first thing you should do is stop taking the psyllium husk now. Just as Benji wrote, they’re dangerous and should not be on the site at all. It doesn’t matter that they are in powder form, the powder can contain small shards of the husks which can and has damaged the intestines.
Concerning the site’s suggestions for the stage 1 diet;
Most of us here do not suggest following the site’s suggestions on the stage 1 diet unless you have a very, very mild case of Candida albicans and providing you’ve had the infestation for only six months or less. Otherwise, following the diet suggestions will only add to the length of time of your treatment.
I absolutely advise against the detox drink suggested by the site because of the psyllium. The bad thing about psyllium is that it’s very hard on the intestines because of the sharpness and hardness of the small shards of husks which can cause lacerations as it passes through the intestines which in turn can cause internal bleeding. In addition, it can also cause heavy bloating in some people. If you’re interested in a safe way to cleanse, read the post titled “Proper & Safe Cleanse” posted today.
With your exceptional weight loss, you should go directly to a Candida diet.
What to eat:
All green vegetables, fresh preferred, frozen if fresh is not available. If you have a juicer, you can juice any of the vegetables and drink as much as you wish, this is very helpful to the diet.
No canned foods at all.
You can eat avocados in a salad or alone as a snack.
Try to make only organic eggs your main source of protein. (Preferably) organic chicken or young fish such as herring (sardines) are alright two or three times a week.
No wheat or gluten products, no dairy at all, of course no sodas (even diet), no tea and try to cut down or out your coffee.
Fresh lemon juice or water should be your choices for liquid, and the more water you drink, the better off you’ll be in the long run.
For constipation use ground flax seeds. You can also purchase a milled flax seed and use this as part of your recipe for coconut bread (found in the “Recipe” section on the forum). This bread can be eaten on stage 1 of the diet and can be a lifesaver as far as hunger is concerned.
No fruit or fruit juices.
Check your toothpaste for sugar alcohols which can feed Candida just the same as regular sugar can. Also, most table salts contain Dextrose which is glucose, which is a sugar capable of feeding the Candida. Himalayan sea salt which is the purest form of salt with many life-sustaining minerals still intact and does not contain added ingredients.
The ingredients in Desert Essence Natural Tea Tree Oil Toothpaste should be alright for Candida sufferers. Amazon carries this brand.
Your questions and answers are below:
1. Is this sort of rapid weight loss normal on the cleanse and should I stop and continue with step 1
Reply: Only if the person is overweight and is adhering strictly to the cleanse.
2. Is experiencing no hunger normal when eating nothing?
Reply: The human body is adaptable to anything we do or do not feed it. You’ve simply given your body time to adapt to what you’re ‘not’ eating.
3. How often should once go to the toilet on the cleanse. Does the Psyllium Husks and Bentonite clay ever leave the body?
Reply: As stated before, stop the cleanse and go directly to the diet suggestion I just gave you. Use the ground and milled flax for constipation. Drink plenty of water.
Let us know if you have further questions.
Good luck, Able