This was a great post. I am new to this whole process and trying to figure out what I should be doing. But I will say this–the more I think about all of this and the more I focus on it, the worse it seems to get. I think it might be helpful to live your life and not become consumed or obsessed by this. Much of what goes on in your gut is related to your stress level. The stress of obsessing over this most likely creates a release of chemicals in your body like cortisol, adrenaline, and others which I assume are counterproductive to the diet and probably helps candida. It also affects your immune system function. That doesn’t mean quitting the program and eating and drinking anything you want. But there needs to be balance. Vacation, laughing, eating normal meals, and having fun release other types of chemicals in the body, maybe like seratonin, which I assume probably helps GI issues. I am going to most likely take a slow long term approach toward conquering this rather than an assault style attack. It probably took a long time for my gut to get in this shape, it is going to take a long time for it to recover.