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Quote: “I use Kiss my Face toothpaste – it has sorbitol in it.”
Reply: You should stop using this; the sorbitol is feeding the Candida. Candida feed on sugar alcohols just the same as pure sugar. Truvia and pure Stevia Extract are two safe ones for most people.
Important: As long as you are feeding the Candida anything at all, they are able to breed and therefore multiply their numbers in your body, and this will only prolong the length of time needed to cure your body of the infestation.
Quote: “He said I have leaky gut and my blood test showed Candida too … He did not recommend any other diet changes except to add more fruits and veggies.”
Reply: This is probably the most ridiculous suggestion I’ve heard thus far from a doctor, and I thought I’d heard them all.
Quote: “He said he wasn’t going to take anything away from me he just wanted me to add the fruits and veggies.”
Reply: Nothing less than insane.
Quote: “I’m really afraid now about this Difflucan, I don’t know if I should just finish the second month or if that’s too long.”
Reply: Whether you continue the Difflucan or not is your choice, no one can make this one for you.
Quote: “I know the candida is still in my body but I do feel better.”
Reply: This is the very reason that so many Candida patients take 5, 10 and even 20 years to cure their infestation, and sadly, many never do. Feeling a little better is never a reason to stop the treatment.
Quote: “I get stomach aches a lot when I eat – I don’t know if it is the Difflucan or Candida.”
Reply: It’s the Candida, Leaky Gut, and Difflucan. It’s no wonder you have stomach aches.
Quote: “I have quit pop completely – when I crave badly I have diet coke.”
Reply: You haven’t “quit pop” at all. You may as well go ahead and have a regular Coke and forget about the diet Coke. Diet Cokes contain both high fructose corn syrup and Aspartame (NutraSweet), both of which are feeding the Candida in your body.
Quote: “The Candida diet is very difficult for me but I do want to get better.”
Reply: Try to keep in mind that you are neither the first nor the last person to go through this and find it difficult. In fact, thousands of people are on the diet at this moment, and they’re curing their Candida infestation. Every step of the diet is about a choice you have to make with that next tiny step; they’re all your choices and no one can make even one of them for you.
Quote: “If I eat a little sugar will it sabotage everything?”
Reply: Yes, most definitely. By doing this you will only continue to ‘feel a little better’ now and then, yet making no progress towards a cure.
Quote: “Is brown rice syrup ok?”
Reply: Absolutely not. Neither is brown rice for the first 2 to 4 weeks of the diet, depending on the degree of your infestation.
Quote: “I have changed my diet drastically, but not as crazy as the Candida Diet.”
Reply: And this is your problem. You’ve not changed anything drastically enough to cure the infestation.
Quote: “When I went back to old habits the Candida hit me…”
Reply: Of course it did, and this will continue to happen until you decide to stick with the diet long enough to go on the antifungals and probiotic and cure the infestation.
Quote: “I have ear nose and throat irritation all the time.”
Reply: That’s the Candida albicans moving into these areas of your body.
Quote: “I didn’t know anything about die-off and thought I was getting worse.”
Reply: You should read the post titled “Die-off Dangers” dated August 27 before going any further, that is if you decide you want to cure your infestation.
Quote: “So I guess a strict diet is vital, but when you start to feel better you think you can eat more.”
Reply: To repeat, that’s been your problem.
Quote: “Oh boy what a battle.”
Reply: That’s exactly what it is; a battle between you and the Candida albicans, but it’s definitely a winnable battle.
Quote: “I am going to try another probiotic with more strains. I am going broke though with all these different supplements.”
Reply: If you’re going to sincerely try and cure your infestation, Do Not start a new probiotic yet. First you will need to do the detox diet and get rid of at least a portion of the Candida population before starting a stronger probiotic. This way you will prevent becoming sicker from the die-off. Let me know if you’re going to make a genuine attempt at a cure, and we can discuss your next step. If you do not wish to waste more money, follow the instructions you receive here. There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on a medicine cabinet full of antifungals when 2 or 3 excellent ones will do the same job. If your decision is to start the detox diet, please read the “die-off” post first.
“Every decision we make is a step into our future.”