CandidaDefined wrote: Fruit cleanse? Is that a different method? I’ve been following thecandidadiet cleanse, then strict diet very closely. I thought it was important to stay away from fruit, because of the natural sugar?
Also, you said that Melatonin can have long term issues? I take a melatonin every night before bed. I thought it was all natural and the best thing to help me fall asleep.
This diet is so confusing. Some people say one thing others say another. Is there a way to see if the candida is going away (however slowly)? Something to give me some faith that all my hard work is paying off?
Supplementing any hormone can have a destabilising effect. The endocrine system runs on a complex series of feedback loops, and influencing one of these loops, e.g. by adding melatonin, inevitably influences the rest. If your body needs it, the influence could be positive, but it can get quite complicated and I don’t know about melatonin specifically. The fact you need it shows there’s an imbalance somewhere, so you might want to research it from the endocrine angle. Imbalances elsewhere, like low thyroid, high (o)estrogen, high/low cortisol can set the stage for infection, and could either be a causal factor in your candida problem or something that’s preventing you from overcoming it.
As for fruit cleanses, I don’t think that’s going to do anything to help, especially if you have blood sugar control issues, which is again influenced by hormones. It’s hard to recommend anything without a full picture of your health, not that I’m qualified to do that anyway. Start on the diet and see how you react, and continue analysing your overall health and researching the underlying factors. The diet and supplements should be able to relieve your symptoms in the meantime at least, and if there are no other health factors involved, maybe even lead to a cure.