But I haven’t experienced distinct die-off symptoms, not from any of the above, not even rutabaga which people say causes a sensation of fire in the intestines. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t have candida, just have a mild infestation or if I’m taking to little.
I’ve just read the nine pages that contain your posts, and I couldn’t find where you’ve listed the Candida symptoms you’ve experienced.
You mentioned having depression for four years, but of course, depression can be caused by a zillion different instigators; also hypothyroidism is seldom caused by Candida, and if it is, it’s normally due to a highly advanced overgrowth of the fungus.
You mentioned having IBS-D, but as you know this isn’t always a Candida problem.
The grapefruit seed extract reactions in the beginning of your treatment could easily be the result of destroying various pathogens as it’s very effective against many of the different pathogens normally found in the human intestines and colon.
Considering that you aren’t and have not used Molybdenum or taken any other precautions against die-off toxins, and you ate that much rutabaga with what amounts to basically zero reactions, my guess is that you either have or had an extremely mild case of Candida or you never had an overgrowth to begin with, but there’s probably no way of knowing which at this point.
But whatever your problems are/were, as you’re finding that the diet certainly doesn’t seem to be bothering you and you even say it makes you feel healthier; so congratulations on accomplishing that.
Hi, Able. First of all I’d like to say that I’m grateful you take the time to help each one of us so thoroughgoing. It’s really an amazing work you do.
I’m diagnosed IBS-D. My symptoms are mainly bound to: diarrhea, gas, stomach ache, food intolerances and an overactive bowel. Other symptoms are depression, fatigue and in the past I’ve had yeast infections, seborrhoeic eczema in my eyebrow area and reacouring UTI.
Like, Carriel, this is my second month dieting. I started out 63 days ago thinking I had SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). The diet is very similar to the Candida diet. I made some mistakes, not huge, but the first month I had 2 oranges, raspberries and blueberries on some occations, almond flour and oat milk (absolutely not all the time), diarrhea medecine (containing lactose, which I still take once a week if I must to calm my bowels). My every day meal was mostly fish or chicken, egg and vegtables. I also took some antifungals/antibacterial stuff which also is the same for SIBO and candida.
Then I read about candida and made the spit test. This was when I started consider the possibility my problems may be caused by candida and not SIBO, or maybe both. Oh, and also I’m diagnosed candida by a homeopath. But really, I don’t know how reliable the diagnosis was. My doctor said it was bogus. My problems started when I got pregnant (but I don’t have a baby, so you can figure out what happened). I’m mentioning it since maybe someone can tell something about the connection between this kind of problems and a pregnancy.
Phew, this is my story. I don’t know if candida is my problem. But, something is. Even though I’m not fully recovered (but, who is after only 2 months?) I feel something is changing and my stomach is more calm. So thank you, everyone who have been answering questions, providing information and sharing your situation. It’s been a huge help for me.