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alexalgebra
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I don’t know if you have candida or not, but one way to tell is if you start the protocol/diet and experience die-off. You will know when the die-off hits, LOL. A lot of it is flu-like symptoms – for me, I get a scratchy throat, swollen glands in my neck, itchy eyes, itchy spots on my skin, body aches, nightmares, and constipation/bloating. However, there are ways to minimize that, such as taking molybdenum amino acid chelate. There are links to all of this information in the protocol (message Able500 for the strict diet/protocol link).

I was vegan as well, but started eating eggs because I literally could not eat any plant protein by the time someone finally figured out I had candida. No gluten, soy, corn, beans, quinoa, etc… I wish I could stay vegan, but eggs have been such a savior for me, that I will continue on them until I get through this, then reevaluate.

I didn’t quite do the cleanse…I actually started on something called the Body Ecology Diet, which is similar to the website diet on here, vs. the strict forum diet. When I found the strict diet, I did all veggies for maybe a week, then added back in buckwheat and have been slowly adding foods since.

I dropped 15 pounds, but I’ve now stayed steady. Finally, after adding in a couple of foods and adding in a lot more coconut oil to my diet, I’m able to eat over 1000 calories a day (I was at like 800 with just veggies) and I’m feeling much better.

Basically, the first 10-14 days of this ordeal just suck, then you get through it, and things start to improve slowly but surely from there. For reference of where I’m at, I’m on day 41 today.

Also, the first thing that improved with me was my mental symptoms, so you get to look forward to that! 🙂 My digestion is still struggling though, unfortunately, but that takes a lot of time.