Hello, Meadow, welcome to the forum.
Replies to your questions are below.
1. Although I am taking a probiotic (liquid). I am wondering if I can do better in
this department. I read that the probiotic should have a delivery system.
Enteric coated? If so….would my health food store carry this? It should be cold.
Are there are brands that someone can recommend?
Reply: What is the name brand and strain count of the liquid probiotic?
One of the best brands of probiotics is Ultimate Flora Critical Colon BifidoMAX 50 billion 9-Strains Probiotic. Taking one capsule a day for about two weeks, then moving up to two capsules, one morning and one at night on an empty stomach should work well. The Vitamin Shoppe sells this both in their stores and online. So does Amazon.
I’ve listed the 50-billion count because you’re already taking a probiotic, but I really need to know the brand and count before we know exactly how many count you should be taking. This probiotic also comes in 30 and 80-billion counts.
2. I am high raw. And wondering if my green smoothies (kale, banana, apples,
oranges, water, ice, spirulina) along with eating nuts, seeds, avocado,
may have caused this outbreak? I have been making my smoothies with (kale, orange, a little homemade almond milk, spirulina, 1/2 avocado, water and ice.)
Any remarks to this change for now?
Reply: Remove from your diet the bananas, apples, and oranges. These are continually feeding the Candida and therefore allowing the infestation to grow and thrive. I would also avoid nuts in general until stage 2 (this really depends on how long you decide to remain in stage 1). In addition, your homemade almond milk should be alright, but when it’s commercially-made it contains tapioca starch which will feed the Candida.
3. I am confused on the fruit part of this diet.
I have eliminated all fruits except oranges and granny smith apples.
Are all these fine for part 1 of diet? When I am ready for part 2 of diet….should I introduce one fruit at a time to see my reaction?
Reply: Definitely remove all the fruit for the time being. During stage 2 you can introduce Granny Smith apples and wait quite a while to see what happens before you try adding another one. Look online for a list of the sugar-content of fruit, and choose the lowest content ones only. Add them very, very slowly watching for reactions.