Pina wrote: I have been on the candida diet for about one month now. I’m calling it my Month Zero however, as I’ve made little mistakes throughout the month (having oatmeal, citric acid, soy sauce, lactose in stevia, cornstarch in baking powder, sorbitol in toothpaste and so on).
Nice call on all of the above, Pina.
I have to wonder why you’ve added red meat back to your diet, since practicing Pescetarianism allowed you to obtain your protein from fish before. I know that Pescetarianism also allows for eggs to be eaten, do you eat these?
The problem I have with red meat is the fact that when the protein is broken down, it releases lots of ammonia which is an alkaline gas. In addition to causing an additional load of toxins for your liver to deal with, additional ammonia is already being released by the Candida infestation itself in order to build a friendlier environment for their thriving communities. So in the long run, red meat will harm a lot more than help your situation as a whole.
Quote: “My IBS symptoms have become more severe — bloating, constipation. I am hoping the new probiotic I’m taking will help with this as I can’t remember when I’ve ever really been regular.”
Constipation and bloating are notorious for being a big part of the problems presented by a Candida Infestation. Hopefully the probiotic will in time help this problem significantly. In addition to this, red meat is a known problem for the bowels and typically will hinder elimination to some degree, large or shall.
I’m assuming you’re taking Molybdenum and Candidate for the die-off symptoms. You can take up to 250 mcg three times a day if you need to for the die-off symptoms.
What count is the probiotic you’re taking right now? Also which probiotic did you stop in order to take the new one, I’m talking about the brand, counts and number of strains for both.
You’re doing fine, hang in and you’ll eventually find your reward for all the hard work.