Thanks so much for sharing. I find it very helpful to read other’s journeys of what has helped, as well as what hasn’t shown much benefit. I’m so glad to read of your success. Hopefully I’ll be able to say the same someday.
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?
Maybe you should bring a dog with you to work and blame the gas on the dog. :p
I’ve been wondering if my thyroid issues are candida related as well. I’m hoping to eventually get them both under control. Have you tried using kelp powder or granules? I use the powder in my green smoothies and sprinkle the granules on my veggies. I use 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon.
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.
I’ve been thinking of adding in fresh aloe for my digestive system. I used to have an aloe plant, but I killed it. 🙁 I need to get another one to replace it.
Homemade coconut milk kefir, because dairy is gross/rapey.
This made me laugh a little. I feel the same way.
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.
I’m the same way about measuring. I’d be a horrible cookbook author because I don’t keep track of the measurements. My cookbook would read like this: “Throw in a smidge of this and a heaping glob of that. If it needs more flavor, add a touch more.” Come to think of it, I think my parents have a very old family cookbook that reads just like this! I don’t think there are any actual measurements in some of the recipes. Maybe I could be successful after all!
The lemon juice makes perfect sense. I made some buckwheat pancakes with it earlier, and it did help make them fluffier. And I agree about the coconut flour. I have such a hard time with it in anything.