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Vegan Catlady;52615 wrote: Okay, so in the interest of anyone this might benefit, im going to continue.
You never know.
I have done a significant amount of reading.
So much conflicting information out there.
What irritates me MOST is that ALMOST ALL THE INFORMATION ON THE WEB IS REGURGITATED. This means that there is only a very small percentage that is written from first hand experience. Then, to make things worse, the “first hand experience” is usually someone trying something so briefly as to make the try useless.
First, I believe animal products are bad news. The excess protein works your kidneys.
the excess fat works your liver. It carries toxins. Antibiotics in amounts you will never know about.
Dairy is bad news. I love hearing “but my milk is hormone free!” HERES WHAT: no its not.
Mama cows that just gave up their newborn so that WE can have cheese and milk STILL have loads of natural hormone in their milk that would not pose a problem to a baby COW, but definitely pose a problem to US.
Antibiotics are added to FEED. But they will tell you we dont not shoot up our cows/pigs/ect with antibiotics.
Now, I havent consumed any of these things in over a year and a half, and I have been diligently raw till 4 or MOSTLY raw for 8 months. With zero overt fats…which means I dont add oils to my my foods.
I cant remember the last time I got sick with anything except a bad period….until NOW.
Candida should not be presenting, unless my immune system is compromised and lacking in some way,OR…..
there are things that have not been considered yet.
Really…I hydrate regularly and my foods are clean, and limited to fruits and veggies. So what gives?
After doing alot of detective work, it occurred to me that last year’s blood test showed that my hemoglobin was within range but the lowest on the scale.Literally.
My iron was fine BUT my iron STORES were non existent!
My vitamin D level was very low.
I find this hilarious, that I live in the “sunshine state” and my vitamin D is low…but im vegan and my B-12 is nice and high with no supplementation.
So I began researching links to iron-deficiency anemia, vitamin D deficiency, and candida.
It would seem there are studies showing weakly conclusive links.
If its been 9 months since my last blood test and I was that low THEN … MAYBE im terribly deficient now and this is triggering my candida issues. Its a long shot, but its worth a look-see.
I should know next week what my blood numbers are.
In the meantime, I have been waffling in and out of denial.
I feel awful and im sure candida is wrecking my life, then I feel rebellious and say screw it, im having sugar and fuck candida.
I make a cup of coffee, throw some sugar in it, and wait.
I get confident and eat 4 pistachios. BAM! I feel like my throat is going to close and my heart is racing.
WTF IS THAT???? I used to be able to eat a whole BAG of these in one sitting back in the day!
Confirmation candida is still hanging out.
Decided to experiment with coconut oil. Im not allergic, so why not? I love me coconut!
I put maybe 1/8 tsp on some veggies and HOLY MOLY- my heart starts racing, sore throat, sore sinuses, chest hurts,
Im freaking out. Lasts about 2-3 hours.
Another confirmation that something is not right with me still.
So….while I wait for the blood results, I transition to coconut MILK (much better!) and hopefully work my way up to using the oil in the future.
I have decided that I personally resonate with Dr Morse’s idea of what candida is all about.
He seems to think that building the adrenals and cleaning out the lymph (or moving it) will be the cure everytime.
Dont know how accurate that is because everything sounds good until experience tells you otherwise,
but im leaning towards that perspective until I can rule it out.
Once I rule it out (and I prefer not to), im hitting the diflucan.
Ruling it out could take a long time, so im getting this coconut themed party started.
Yes, there is a lot of crap on the web, sometimes even in this forum. If you’re going to invest significant energy in a battle against candida, why not learn from the pioneer MDs that spent decades treating people for it and wrote about it? Orian Truss MD, John Trowbridge MD, and William Crook MD all have books that are pretty cheap to buy.
Food sensitivities are common for candida sufferers. Candida toxins can cause inflammation, opening up space between cells of the intestinal lining and allowing undigested food particles to pass through. The immune system encounters these particles and gets pissed off. Candida will also grow hyphae and dig into your tissues if it’s not getting enough nutrients, which is another way undigested food particles can get into your system and cause an immune response. This is the kind of stuff you’d learn in the books, by the way.