sammmick wrote: The Inuit diet really can’t be compared to the typical anglo-saxon diet, as we’ve been evolving separately for thousands of years.
True, but Western people on fat-based diets like Atkins don’t have mental problems. I was just trying to point out that it’s possible for humans to survive with carbohydrates if they choose. I don’t believe it’s a long-term solution, but it’s acceptable as a healing option. We’re not after optimum nutrition here, but the fastest route to recovery, and pretty much anything is better than the standard American diet (SAD).
I’ve seen one study that followed Atkins dieters for a year and found that they actually had improved health in many areas when compared to those on SAD, so I don’t think the stage 1 diet is anything to worry about at all, since it’s designed to last something like 3-6 months and still includes much more carbs, fibre, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants etc and helpful supplements like probiotics than Atkins.
sammmick wrote: I think I’m just doubting the legitimacy of the candida cleanse.
For example, consuming bentonite clay seems like like it would create blockages along the GI tract as well as get caught along the many creases and folds within it. Sure, bentonite clay isn’t toxic, but it absorbs toxins, so there’s a good possibility that there might be these toxic masses accumulating. Especially because since starting the cleanse three days ago, I haven’t had a single bowel movement. Toxins that should be getting passed are just sitting there longer..
You should check the protocol members on the forum use. It doesn’t involve bentonite clay or psyllium and can be skipped if it better suits you.