I’m new to this site and just want to say hi. I have had candida most of my life but it hasn’t been to unmanageable. I just used to get thrush when run down, use some cream and it was gone until the next time. I have for a long time though had very little energy, foggy head, bad memory and various other symptoms which I never put down to candida, but just recently after going on a very unhealthy couple of weeks, my thrush became extremely bad and painful and I have also become intolerant to the creams which now cause a reaction them selves making it even worse. I can’t use soap on my genitals any more because of becoming just to sensitive to all soaps. I took antibiotics for the thrush and they didn’t seem to work either at a loss of what to do, I started searching on the internet and found garlic and apple cider vinegar were good for candida, started cooking with garlic every day and taking apple cider vinegar with every meal and my thrush has become manageable again thank God but is still there which led me to buy a candida diet book by Erica White.
Now I haven’t started the diet yet, but reading through it I find that I am half way there any way because I used to have high cholesterol but have got it down through diet, meaning all my pasta’s, rice, flour are wholemeal anyway, lots of fresh veg and salad, no frozen food from supermarkets etc. My main problem is bread, I make my own anyway but I just love it. I made some soda bread the other week and I think I put to much potassium bicarbonate in because that’s all I could taste, any way I digress. I will be going on the full diet soon and it is so great that this site is here. I hope I can help and I know from what Ive been reading here some of you guys have a wealth of knowledge which is just great because my doctors arn’t really very clued up at all and all they want to give me are creams even though I tell them I have become to sensitive to them, they then seem at a loss what to do.
So things that have helped me the most, first and foremost is kundalini yoga, as candida messes totally with your immune system any set of kundalini yoga will help improve your immune system also (sorry I forget your name), some one mentioned about thyroid problems, the link below will take you to one of the kundalini teachers I use, you can buy there DVDs on amazon where it talks about thyroid issues and what to do about it. Honestly this really does help, I have been doing kundalini yoga on & off for many years now while also at times leading an extremely unhealthy life style. When I am being unhealthy all my problems get worse candida now being the criminal, then I get back into being healthy start doing my yoga daily and my body comes in balance after a short period. Obviously as am getting older I think if I want beat this now I will need to change the diet as well. Well I hope that helps, please try and let us know how you get on.