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Diane wrote: The thing is this morning as soon as I took the coconut bread, I felt nauseous, after that I took thie Betaine and I got heart burn which in turn spread to my back and kept moving. I also had burning sensation going all the way up to my mouth. Diane

Hi, Diane.
Coconut, and therefore coconut flour is alkalizing. So is the coconut oil if that’s what you used, as well as sea salt, the eggs are acidic, so you had a nice mixture of both in the bread. Is the coconut bread all you had this morning? If so, you should always take the Betaine on a full stomach as well as the Grape Bitters once you have them.

Look at the information below and see if it describes your problem. It concerns gastro-esophageal reflux disease, often referred to as GERD.

Symptoms of GERD can include pain in the high abdomen or chest area which often will move upward toward the mouth. A lot of people have chest pain with or without the burning sensation. Sometimes the chest pain can move down the arms, neck, or jaw, and often there’s also either a mild stomach pain or a burning in the stomach, also bloating and belching. GERD can also cause nausea after a meal.

GERD is not at all unusual in people with Candida as it seems to often be a byproduct of the infestation. Regardless of what most people believe, it’s the lack of stomach acids which causes GERD or heartburn. This makes sense when you consider that a lack of stomach acid creates an overgrowth of yeast, and the overgrowth of Candida in the abdomen causes heartburn due to fermentation from the Candida. Have you ever heard of anyone taking loads of Tums to cure themselves completely of heartburn? This is because Tums are an anti-acid.

There are lots of other reasons why we DO need acids; I’m going to post some of these reasons in a different forum for anyone who is interested.

Aside from the above possibility, you might think about reducing the number of different foods that you eat on a daily basis during this stage of the diet. I know that the diet is boring already, but doing this not only cuts down on the possible causes of a problem, but it also cuts down on the possibility of problems in general.

For over a month prior to feeling a significant decrease in symptoms, I had practiced the diet strenuously, and was able to keep the number of different foods I was eating at a minimum. For the most part, the foods were eggs, coconut bread, vegetables, either chicken or fish only twice a week (sometimes less) and yogurt/kefir, and I seldom if ever had a problem with indigestion. It’s true that I lost a good bit of weight, but once I stopped this part of the diet, I was able to gain most of it back.

If you’re going to try and limit the acids in your diet, you may consider that you’re taking high doses of probiotics which create an acidic environment in the intestines and stomach (that’s how it kills off the Candida). Not that I’m trying to convince you to do this, but to let you see how it can have adverse reactions in your treatment.