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First of all, I ordered the Candida Immune Complexes test (although I haven’t received a confirmation yet).
Question about Stevia: I have Stevita which also includes erythritol. You said stay away from xylitol. I know that bacteria can break down the alcohols even though we can’t, although I don’t know whether yeast do or not. Is the erythritol okay? Alternatively, there is a stevia that includes maltodextrin. Is THAT okay?
I already was taking antifungals in the form of Aloe Vera juice (2 oz twice a day), oregano oil (5 drops 2x day), SF722 (2 with each meal 3x day), and eating coconut and olive oils. (Did you really mean 10 to 12 spoonfuls of coconut oil a day?! I don’t think I could get that much in me!) I’ve been on a diet since Sunday as well, although I only just read more carefully through the info on diet on thecandidadiet.com site and discovered a few things I was eating that I thought was okay wasn’t. I have now eliminated them. I’m going to add a caprylic acid softgel with each meal next week and am considering working in grapefruit seed extract.
As far as symptoms, I think the GI symptoms MAY be a little better but I think my head symptoms (drugged feeling, etc.) MAY be a little worse. But it is hard to be sure because my symptoms go up and down anyway so I’m never sure if I’m just going through a worse period or if whatever protocol I’m doing is to blame.