juliekathryn20;30454 wrote: Able, I am on the strict diet. The only thing I do that you recommend to do in moderation is eating eggs and/or chicken every day. Usually an omelet with fresh veggies each morning, salad for lunch and either chicken or haddock for dinner. The probiotic I’m taking is called Primadophilus Optima by Nature’s Way. It says on the bottle that it’s got 100 billion active probiotics. Should I switch to a different one? As far as the kefir…is there a store brand I can buy? The ones at Whole Foods say they contain fruit. I didn’t see a plain one. Any other suggestions? Each day that I have worse symptoms, I think it’s die off. I just don’t know if it’s the candida or the die off.
Primadophilus isn’t a bad probiotic, but from what I could find, it contains only 10 strains of bacteria, and it doesn’t contain the Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 strain which acts so strongly against Candida.
I would try to alternate probiotics every time you need a new bottle. Some of the better brands are below.
MegaFlora 50-14 (50 billion CFUs including DDS-1, 14 strains)
Flora 50-14 from Innate Response (50 billion CFUs including DDS-1, 14 strains)
Flora 200-14 from Innate Response (200 billion CFUs including DDS-1, 14 strains)
Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics (80 billion, 14 strains)
Some of the Garden of Life “RAW” probiotics contain as many as 32 strains of bacteria per bottle.
Try to use a probiotic containing the DDS-1 strain at least every other time you make a change.
In the beginning, you should try to make kefir yourself either from the Body Ecology starter kits or from the actual grains. If doing this is simply impossible for you, there are several quality brands sold in health food stores as well as some supermarkets.
Helios Organic kefir, Greek Gods, Lifeway Greek Kefir, Green Valley, Redwood Hill (made from goat’s milk), So Delicious (made with coconut milk), and Green Valley are some of the more notable brands of bottled kefir.