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So today is the beginning of my fourth day on this candida diet and I am 10 weeks pregnant. I woke up this morning feeling “shaky” so I popped a couple olives and scrambled three organic eggs in olive oil with some organic spinach and a few more olives.

My first thought is, are the olives packed in vinegar? If they’re packed in regular distilled vinegar, you really are making a mistake by eating those. If they’re packed in apple cider vinegar, they’re fine.

I am somewhat nervous about the amount of cholesterol and sodium. Able, do you have any advice on this?

Why are you worried about too much sodium? Are you using a lot of salt?

Remembering one the most creative statements I’ve read about eggs, this one came to mind from Harvard Medical School.
“Egg Nutrition and Heart Disease: Eggs Aren’t the Dietary Demons they’re cracked up to be.”

You gotta love that one, and it was written back in 2006, but Harvard was actually behind with the news. The facts are that yes, eggs do have a lot of cholesterol, however, the ‘myth’ part of the story comes into play by claiming that the egg cholesterol goes into your bloodstream which eventually (according to myth) passes into your arteries. This is untrue. Just a small amount of the actual cholesterol in the food we eat is capable of passing into the bloodstream. On the other hand, the saturated fats and trans-fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in food products are the culprits which can have negative effects on the blood cholesterol levels. The reason is; there has to be three ingredients in the body in sufficient amounts before the body can make the extra cholesterol which leads to high levels. The three ingredients needed to produce cholesterol are protein, fats, and carbohydrates.

Another reason that eggs are safe for us is something called “lecithin” which is found in the egg yolk. Perhaps you’ve heard of lecithin, it can be purchased in vitamin stores as a health supplement. Lecithin is actually produced naturally by the human body, but it is also obtained from the foods we eat as well as supplements.

Lecithin is a multi-purpose nutrient in that it improves the memory, strengthens the nerves, and the big bonus is that it’s one of the most used natural substances to actually lower cholesterol. And as I’ve stated, it can be found in egg yolks.
The reason that lecithin is so useful in lowering cholesterol levels is because of the B vitamins found in eggs. In the situation of cholesterol, it’s the B vitamin Chlorine which attracts LDL cholesterol in the blood and carries it away, much like the HDL cholesterol does.

Also, there has to be some merit to the fact that, 60 years ago, many of our grandparents lived on farms and ate eggs as a staple food on a daily basis. However, because of all the popular ‘instant’ breakfast products, this is no longer true and yet the average number of Americans who have high cholesterol and blood pressure has greatly increased since then.

I have felt so weak over the past three days that it makes me think I should add some quinoa crackers or something into the diet although I know I have only been on it for three days and that is probably not enough time to really “do the job”, so to speak.

Quinoa is not recommended during the diet. There are better products available used to make bread, etc. which is safe for the diet. There’s an alternate diet available (other than the website’s diet) with a lot of information about foods and why or why not certain foods should be added or avoided during the treatment, and I believe you would benefit from the information. If you’re interested in having the alternate diet, just let me know. Also, you might be interested in the bread recipes since they’re very filling and helps with your energy level.

Also, on another note, I am hearing conflicting advice on almonds. AT first I heard they were fine and know I hear because they are prone to mold I shouldn’t eat them..

This is one of the things that would be explained to you in the alternate diet information.
I know I have many questions but I just want the best for my baby!

You can trust that all of the members who are reading your post also want the best for your baby and you as well.