alexalgebra;37627 wrote: Jorge – I’m actually not very new at this, thanks. Been battling all of this for several years. Literally the only success I’ve seen (after 5 doctors and myriad treatments) is from following the diet and protocol from this site.
Also, I guess I just don’t understand the cheating thing. People CAN stick to something, if they want to, they just don’t. It’s not permanent, it’s 6-12 months of your life that will make the rest of your life much better to live. I just don’t understand why you would want to jeopardize your treatment and give yourself other symptoms over some food?? I mean if you want to cheat, whatever, it’s on you, but all the promotion lately of cheating is really frustrating because if you just stop cheating, the urge to cheat will go away by a very large percent. The reason y’all keep wanting to cheat is because you keep cheating. If I went out and ate a brownie and pizza and hummus and whatever I think I want, then I would just inevitably want more of them. Staying away from them completely makes it easy to stay away from them completely. I don’t feel deprived most of the time. I will just be happy to be able to eat out again because I miss being a part of things with my friends, but otherwise, it’s whatever. It just feels like if people gave the diet/protocol an actual chance (like more than a week or two), that they would see the difference it can actually make.
Yes, everyone’s body is different, but I feel like the diet and protocol are adaptable enough to anybody’s body and preferences. You just have to push through the first few weeks and try not to whine about missing your old lifestyle…it is probably what got you here in the first place. :p
I am one of those that think a diet is extremely necessary to treat an intestinal fungal overgrowth. Cheating during the treatment, specially with sugary food, will delay the results.
However, there are controversial food that are allowed in some diets and prohibit or limited in others. There isn’t an universal anticandida diet, and NOBODY knows what could be the perfect diet. Dr. Crook modified his diet more than one time during the years he treated this syndrome.
It is evident that there are some food that can not be eaten during an anticandida treatment. Those are the most important to keep out. For instance, rutabaga is a NO food in some of the diets that are mentioned in candida books, others allow it. Like this, there are many controversial food that are considered safe for some and a NO to others.
What doesn’t make too much sense for me is some people are worried about things that won’t make any difference such as a teaspoon of brown rice or half of a green apple. I have seen posts from people who are alarmed or terrified because they ate half of an apple in a month.
There isn’t diet ( even fasting for a month ) that will eliminate a fungal infection. To understand it you have to know about the infection and the form candida invade tissues.
The fungus that penetrates the cells aren’t affected by any diet. They have food sources from the blood and tissues. However, eliminating or reducing the colonies living on the mucus areas will give you a tremendous symptom relief. Does it mean the infection is cured ?? No, it isn’t because you need to eradicated those fungal cells that were inside the epithelial cells that form you intestinal lining. The only way to do it is using a systemic drug.
Trust me, I am writing it because I want to help. I am really tired of participating in this kind of debates about the diet. I have seen people doing incredible sacrifices eating only green vegetables and eggs for months to eliminate the infection. Any of them have reported a complete cure. Think that I have been posting in 4 candida forums simultaneously for years. I have known people from everywhere and read all what they report. Add to it, the amount of research and time I have dedicated to learn about this syndrome. I can tell you that who really has a serious intestinal fungal overgrowth has a hard battle to fight.