Javizy wrote: I was trying to research the ammonia issue last night. Are you basing your dietary choices on any particular studies or just the fact that it’s produced? I’m wondering if there isn’t some sort of threshold level. Some studies I saw that showed detrimental effects to the gut flora or increases in stool pH used ridiculous amounts like 200g of red meat protein, which is probably like 1kg of meat. The diets didn’t seem to include prebiotics either. It seems like there are some useful bacterial species that feed on meat that we might not want to starve, and of course lack of protein is a concern for anyone. I’ve been trying to weigh-up the pro and cons, but haven’t reached any conclusions.
There are studies; I don’t recall the exact sources at this moment since the only time I spent the time thoroughly researching this was probably close to 18 months ago during the worst of my own infestation. But there are reports available in journals and university-released papers, etc.
For the most part I base this on my own as well as the experience of some of the others here on the forum. I had the treatment pretty much figured out at one point, and was taking higher counts of probiotics, but I was still experiencing mild Candida symptoms daily until I connected the ammonia and Candida link. Once I stopped trying to fit beef and pork into my diet, I had no problem finishing the cure.
I won’t claim that the infestation is impossible to cure as long as ammonia is being released into the stomach and intestines, but I am absolutely certain that it’s easier and much, much quicker without this being present.