I thought I’d try to ease some of your concerns:
Food- I have a picky eater problem and it was a hard adjustment to say the least, but my coconut/teff/buckwheat/almond meal bread is pretty tasty, sausage is pretty tasty, and buckwheat tastes pretty good! Eating salads is bomb and I look forward to my meals because they make me feel good! Theres a lot to discover if you like eating veggies; I feel the sky is the limit with the diet.
Fuel- Well some of those items I already mentioned give you a lot of energy. Maybe not at first but in the long term you get plenty of energy from the diet if it is well balanced. Chamomile tea is great for giving you energy and is antifungal as well.
Social life- Well you might be kinda knocked out for the first month or two but as you get better, you can start to do things like you used to. The trick for going out to eat is to find a place that serves salads and maybe meat/rice. While avoiding alcohol is not fun it certainly is unhealthy and you can have fun without alcohol.
Time- Plan on it taking 6-18 months to fully recover from candida overgrowth and its trail of destruction. I have been on the diet for about a year and finally feel mostly symptom free. Time is one of the things you need the most, it takes a lot of time to heal the body.
Travel- Well if you go off the diet for a week or two (or a modified version of it) it won’t set you back too much, so don’t worry about it!
Asthma- Thats a tough one. As you kill candida, the toxins will be detoxed via the skin, via the bowels, and via the lungs. The lungs are the dumping grounds of the body so expect the asthma to get worse. I pretty much became asthmatic initially on the diet (hyperventilating a whole bunch every day) but it became better in time. I expect that your asthma can become signicantly improved or may even go away while on the diet. If you want an alternative to your medication, I recommend trying a naturopathic doctor who will prescribe you natural supplements to address this specifically. Acupuncture can help but isn’t the only thing that you need to address this problem.
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