My doctor has always said from the beginning I have an improperly functioning immune system. Right off the bat he said vaccines, soy baby formula, eating a bad diet and eating my food allergies all my life weakened my immune system. My mom also smoked when she was pregnant with me, and I had antibiotics when I was a teenager for acne. This all probably contributed to my compromised immune function which led to candida overgrowth. So you guys are on the same page. He just didn’t test for the candida until 5 months under his care. The first few months he had me remove my food allergies and take supplements to heal leaky gut, and then ‘detox’.
Your doctor sounds like one of the better ones. The fact that he mentioned vaccines right off the bat tells me this.
Symptomatically speaking, you seem extremely similar to myself. What get me started on this health journey actually, was my search for a cure for acne. I knew instinctively that topical treatments were only addressing the surface of the problem and would spend hours upon hours sifting through threads on acne.org in order to get a better grasp on what might be happening. I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume you’ve probably done the same…
I was in college at the time and suffered from social anxiety and symptoms of depression much like yourself. I figured this was just a result of my own insecurity with my acne. Little did I know, there was much more to it than that.
It was around the time that I was graduating that I came across the possibility of candida as the root cause to my health problems. It made sense and all of my symptoms matched up perfectly. After I returned home I eventually came across this forum and embarked on an anti-candida protocol. “Die-off” was terrible and lasted for several months. Long story short, I eventually crashed one day and ever since then I would consider myself has having CFS.
Holistic Health Journal;55518 wrote: No I don’t have any fillings, but my mom did while she was pregnant with me. I didn’t eat fish much growing up, but now I eat sardines and salmon a lot.
I’m not sure if you are aware but amalgam “silver” fillings are actually 50% mercury. This mercury constantly leeches from the fillings and can make one quite sick if they are not able to excrete it fast enough. Also, toxicity from the mother is passed to her baby in utero, which means you were getting a steady dose of mercury before you were even born. Combine the mercury from the fillings with the mercury from the vaccines (thimerosal–a mercury based compound, is commonly used as a preservative in vaccines) and you have yourself a health condition, pending or otherwise. Those kids that react immediately after receiving a vaccine are known to us as “autistic”. Did you know that almost all autistic kids have gut problems?
I’m similar to you in that I’ve never had any fillings, although my mom had several while she was pregnant with me. I received all of the vaccinations as a kid and was relatively healthy all my life. Despite this I had an underlying toxicity that was just waiting to manifest itself as a health condition.
Like I mentioned previously, all of my symptoms developed in college. During this time I was eating a high-fish diet–lots of salmon and tuna. Despite the fact that I was really into working out and eating healthy (or so I thought) I began to get sick, both emotionally and physically. At the time I didn’t realize what was going on, but looking back now it becomes painfully obvious. I was slowly poisoning myself with all of the high-mercury fish I was eating.
I realize this is a lot of information to take in so I’ll leave it at this for now. Digest this, do your own research, and let me know if you want to hear me. Mercury poisoning is reversible.
What anti-candida protocol did you use? Did it use bentonite clay or charcoal to absorb toxins?