I don’t know if you get your pH test from your doctor or purchase the pH test kits, but the acidic/alkaline tests in general aren’t worth the time it takes to pay for them. First of all you can’t trust a pH saliva or urine test in general is because the foods you eat in the previous meal and the number of various bacteria in the mouth, which varies from one time to the next, can alter the pH readomg. It’s by no means a dependable indicator of the pH balance.
Also, remember what I wrote about the ‘normal’ pH balance of the body; basically what I was saying is that you can’t test one section of the body (urine, saliva, blood or any other part) and get an average pH reading for the entire body, it’s simply impossible because different sections of the body will have totally different pH readings, therefore there is no such thing as “normal” unless you’re looking at one section of the body at a time.
To give you an idea of the digestive system’s pH; the top or upper section of the intestine has a fairly high pH balance because of the release of pancreatic bicarbonate which neutralizes the stomach acid as it leaves the stomach. But then the pH actually decreases as the system leads to the colon where it decreases significantly and becomes quite acidic because the flora is constantly releasing acids. This of course is in the body of a normal and healthy human being, not a person with a Candida infestation in which the lower intestines and colon can become too alkaline.
If you want a true reading of the section of the body that is affecting your Candida infestation, then you would need to have your lower intestines and colon tested, because that’s where the bulk of the Candida are as well as the beneficial bacteria which will eventually lead to enough flora to cure the infestation. The more acidic that part of the body is the more flora you’ll have and the less Candida. So by this you can see how testing the saliva, urine, or even blood isn’t going to give you a fair reading of where the beneficial bacteria and Candida infestation are basically located.
Once the infestation is bad enough, it can become Candidasepsis or in other words, the Candida has become sepsis. At this point the Candida has actually entered the blood stream. If you do a normal reading of the blood, it’s always more alkaline, and in fact it would be abnormal if the blood were more acidic. However, the normal balance of the intestines is acidic; this is part of the reason why it’s so much easier to cure the infestation before it becomes widespread and enters the normal alkaline environment of the blood.
Ok, I know that’s not exactly what you asked, but I’m just trying to show you how ridiculous it is to trust any pH test or to even bother with one; it simply can’t be accurate unless you want to know the pH balance of just one section of the body. If your doctor is testing your pH balance and charging you for it, you’re just wasting money that you could spend on probiotics or your diet.
You listed your expenses as:
$10 chicken sausage
$12 almond meal (last 2 weeks) This isn’t at all necessary, and it’s really a luxury item, plus the coconut flour as you know is much cheaper.
$8 coconut flour (last 2 weeks)
$12 for 3 cartons of eggs (1 week)
Let me get this straight, you’re eating 36 eggs a week plus chicken and chicken sausage … every week?
$20 worth veggies
$10 stevia (lasts long time tho)
$5 expensive toothpaste (1 mo)
If you want to save on toothpaste, you can make your own by using regular baking soda mixed with a little hydrogen peroxide. And the hydrogen peroxide makes a very cheap but good mouthwash; just mix it half and half with water.
$10 for 2 tubs Greek yogurt
I eat yogurt and kefir three to four times a day, but I always make my own kefir (very cheap) and often make my own yogurt (much cheaper than store-bought). But the biggest benefit when these are made at home is that you know there are plenty of beneficial bacteria in them, there’s no question about it.
But man this really adds up:
$30 probiotic/2x month
How far are you into the treatment now, Raster? You may be able to do just one capsule at 80-billion count a day if you’re eating both kefir and yogurt every day. Using the Renew Life brand would only be 42 bucks a month instead of 60.
$30 antifungals/avg. month (for like 4-5 different kinds)
Antifungals are usually and unnecessarily the biggest money pit, other than possibly a naturopath. Right now you don’t really need but two really good antibiotics. That’s not how you’re going to cure the Candida anyway; the flora will be the hero eventually. The main purpose of the antifungals is to significantly lower the initial count of the Candida population until you can raise the probiotic count, and also so that the worse symptoms will subside quicker. Once the symptoms have lessened significantly, just two good antifungals taken at a lower dose will suffice. The best I found were coconut oil and oil of oregano. The cheapest and probably best all-round fungal killer I used was rutabaga.
Looking at the amount you posted, 30 bucks for 4 or 5 antifungals is actually pretty cheap. Which ones are you using?
As far as the B vitamin at $20 to $30 a month is concerned, I’ve stated before on the forum that we don’t need to take these if we’re using probiotics, plus yogurt and kefir added is just a big, beneficial plus. The probiotics will build the B vitamins in the correct ratio which taking a B vitamin supplement cannot possibly provide.
The homeopathic supplements are completely unnecessary as well if you’re taking everything else you’ve named. Also, research has shown that often homeopathic meds can eventually make the infestation worse.