Hi Christy! I am so proud of you for being here and loving yourself enough with courage to do this! So far, this site and the support has helped me tremendously be solid in my commitment to heal these imbalances.
I just got through a 5 days of the colon cleanse option of the strict diet w/enemas every day or two (water or garlic, b/c of suspected parasites from long trips to Mexico), Silymarin tablets 300g & Pau D’Arco 2x/day, and lots of lemon water and a supplement called CALM for Magnesium/Calcium balance. I have not had symptoms besides some weakness/fatigue some days, and a rash sporadically.
Evaluate if you are getting the vitamins/minerals you need for especially for the times when you need to exert yourself more. Remember to LISTEN really well to what your body, not your mind (or the candida for that matter) wants. Breathe through your nose as often as you can. It really helps with the anxiety that can accompany the cravings for foods. Mind/body balance is key, so any practices you may have ever practiced, or do presently will help a great deal too…and will very likely be more powerful during this kind of fast. Give it a try! Even 10 min. of any meditation you choose. Knowing when you do start eating foods, you will bring so much creativity to the table!
Today was my first day I started to eat food. Greens, herbs, celery, and a bit of summer squash tossed with coco oil and himalayan salt and lime. My thing is I was craving FATS more than anything (maybe a cappuccino too)! I ended up diving into more guacamole than I would usually eat in one sitting. Not sure what this is about.
ONE DAY AT A TIME! Keep it up! Breathe!