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Himawari
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Thomas wrote:

Reactions to food typically happen immediately after eating while die-off symptoms happen all day long or for periods of time.

-raster

If you are not on the diet you cant have die-off or?

My question is: If you are not yet on the diet, but feel terrible do to candida, is that because some of the candida are dying all the time or is the feeding of candida too releasing the same toxins as the dying one?

Do these have different sympthoms. Lets say someone has a terrible skin rash. He starts with the candida diet and the die-off starts. Will his skin heal and other sympthoms of the die-off will come up or will the die-off be expressed mainly through the sympthoms the person had before? In that case he would get a very terrible skin for a while and as a addition he would get brain fog and stuff?

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Thomas

Thomas, I know this was just a theoretical scenario you posed, but since my one-and-only symptom was a rash (eczema), I figured I might as well answer.

For the first week, I noticed no die off, no symptom changes. For weeks 2-3 I had horrible die off (flu-like symptoms, brain fog, headache, dizziness, etc.), but still no skin change (for better or worse). Weeks 4-6 was some die off, skin started getting a little better. Weeks 7-8 was minimal die off, skin got much better, and since then I’ve experienced little-to-no die off symptoms, and my skin condition has for the most part been on an upward trend.

In other words, degree of improvement and degree of die off symptoms were inversely related. If we say the severity of my eczema prior to starting the diet was a 10 and completely healed is a 0, since starting the diet the number has been on a downward trend (with some fluctuation), but has never gotten larger than 10. In other words, being on the Candida diet never made my condition worse.