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After hours and hours and hours of research (and many fights with significant other over my hours)
I have come to a new perspective.
Everyone has experienced knowing that they dont have all the answers to whatever they are researching but they know when when something doesnt resonate or feel right.
They may not have the reason WHY it doesnt resonate, but something causes a flag to go up. Thats the gut telling you there must be more to whatever your researching.
Anyhoo, my biggest problem with everything I have read on the forum and on the candida website is that there is no definitive reason this happens to people with healthy immune systems.
Simply saying its sugar-over-consumption never ever felt correct. I know people that live only on sugar (not processed,silly,but fruits and veggies). This would be epidemic in those communities,and its not.
So my research is fueled in the WHY this happened to me, because I have never had more energy than I have the last 8 months, and I cant remember the last time I got sick. I simply dont get sick….and im in the company of school children all the time. Who are sick. lol.
I know my past 8 month diet has been considered by low-carbers to be exceptionally “high-carb”.
Not because I eat candy or sugar, but because I DONT eat meat or dairy. This translates as high carb, and I get that, but those foods are WHOLE,with tons of fiber and dense nutrition. I say dense because when you eat as much as I do, even less than par veggies have to be imparting nutrients if your eating pounds of them.
Not only wasnt I on caffeine for 8 months, but I was hyper and having 2-3 bowel movements a day.
I didnt “do” junk because I was too full on the good stuff.
So then I ask myself “if things were so great, then how did this happen?”
No question I was indulging on the holidays with foods that should not be in anyone’s body,lol.
Cookies, a donut, crackers,ect. Not in abundance, but the holiday for us was like 5 days long, so in the healthiest person’s gut, the yeast would be higher than normal. But this shouldnt be a problem yet, because your immune system should handle the excess yeast eventually and you would come into balance. People can indulge and NOT have problems with yeast…. the body is smart.High levels of yeast isnt a yeast problem until your body decides it cant get rid of it and bring it into balance.
I think with me, there might be the possibility that it was never the temporary indulging…I asked myself, what did I do different before my first attacks?
One thing I did different was that my meals were less raw on the holidays and more cooked. So what,right?
I added in ridiculous amounts of garlic,cayenne, herbs, and everything including the goodies were spiced-
cinnamon, cloves, ginger…ect.
It hit me today that the stuff that CHANGED over the holidays was that anti-yeast foods were in abundance in my diet suddenly.
Why would that make me feel sick, instead of better?
Obviously die-off makes someone feel sick…but since I wasnt suffering before adding the antifungals in my diet then WHY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CANT I EAT SUGAR WITHOUT SUFFERING LIKE IM DYING NOW???
My newest thought is that if your yeast is high…and the body is still in the process of coming into balance…and you suddenly hit it with a flood of anti-fungals,thats when the yeast says “really? you want a piece of me?”
and changes into its fungal form and becomes nastier than if you had just let the body handle it.
Im not saying someone with health issues would have come into balance naturally without boosting the immune system…but I dont have health issues.
This honestly shouldnt be an issue for me.
I have read that eating lots of Biotin (feeds yeast?) changes the fungal form back into yeast, where you can bring it into balance again.
I would love for more info on this idea specifically.
The idea is that you dont want to kill yeast, you just want it to stay yeast and not go fungal.
Be patient; im still learning.
Low carbing the rest of my life is not an option.