Hi Shayfo, I don’t know if you mentioned it before, but how long were you experiencing symptoms before you started the protocol?
I’ve had candida-related symptoms as far back as high school, so about 10 years. Looking back, I caught a break when I discovered my gluten intolerance a bit over two and a half years ago, and a lot of my symptoms improved (stopped getting vaginal yeast infectons, for instance). Last year, around September or October, things really escalated and I kind of bottomed out.
Also, if you don’t mind sharing, did you stray at all from the strict diet, or did you follow it completely?
I’ve been eating flaxmeal since about a month into the cleanse and diet, which is not on Able’s strict list. I’ve also eaten one blueberry, two goji berries, and a handful of pea pods over the past three or four months. We garden at my house, and I love to eat my babies :p I also eat fresh aloe from my backyard. Other than that, I’ve followed Able’s diet. I don’t eat any meat at all.
And other than the diet, what supplements or other methods did you use in your treatment?
I’m broke as a joooke, so I’ve not taken many supplements. I can barely afford vegetables :p Here’s what I have used:
-Vitamin C: the cheap kind. Usually 3000mg/day if I remember, which I don’t always.
-B12 sometimes. I take it maybe a couple times a week.
-Multi-B vitamin. I stopped taking this because the percentages are all wonky.
-Zinc: I take 50mg a couple times a week. I was taking this more regularly (every other day) earlier in my treatment, when I was having flu-like die-off.
-Iodine: I was taking liquid kelp iodine for a couple weeks about a month ago, but the glycerin in it seems to rot my insides, so I stopped. Massage therapists can’t be farting up a storm :p I’m trying to find a glycerin-free variety. This is more a thyroid thing than a candida thing, but it’s possible my thyroid thing is a candida thing anyway, I guess?
-Biotin: I used it as an antifungal for a while. I didn’t have any die-off, but my fingernails are reveling in their new-found strength.
-Coconut oil, brussels sprouts, rutabaga: my antifungals. I can’t afford food AND pills, basically, so I combined efforts.
-Molybdenum, of course, for die-off, but I haven’t taken it in months.
-Nettle tea. Yum.
-Aloe could possibly be listed here, as well, since I’m eating it mostly for my intestines’ sake. I’ve been eating it every day for about a week or two.
-Homemade coconut milk kefir, because dairy is gross/rapey.
Oh, and I’d really love your recipe for fluffy pancakes!
I don’t really measure anything ever (which is not a valid path to success, haha), so I can’t tell you the whole recipe, but the trick is to add a small amount of baking soda (half a teaspoon?) to your batter, and right before you cook them, whisk in some lemon juice or vinegar (a couple teaspoons?). Second grade science class! Play with the amounts til it works for you. Also, this probably won’t work with coconut flour, because coconut flour hates being helpful. I do this with buckwheat flour pancakes.