Discover the foods allowed on the diets that do not create a reaction to your particular infestation – everyone is different as we already know.Make your list of ‘different’ food items as short as possible.
You’ve seen my list in a previous post, but I’ll name them again.
Organic chicken or fish only twice a week, sometimes less.
I didn’t experience any indigestion at all while doing this and it didn’t matter what combination of foods I ate, but I was taking Betaine and Grape bitters after almost every meal. A typical day (without meat) would be like this:
Breakfast; as many eggs as I wanted at the time and coconut bread.
Lunch; eggs, vegetables, and coconut bread.
Dinner: sometimes eggs, different vegetables than the ones I had for lunch, and coconut bread.
Actually, I didn’t even have organic yogurt or kefir for the first several weeks. I still don’t know if this was the wisest choice or not, but it’s what felt right at the time.
The vegetables I ate during that time were (and I ate a LOT of vegetables): asparagus, spinach, onions, broccoli, celery, green beans, green peppers, garlic, lettuce, cabbage, cucumbers, turnips, rutabaga, all types of greens including a lot of kale, and avocados (at least 1 or 2 every day). I know that avocados are officially a fruit, but I grouped them with the vegetables that I ate every day because they’re a great food source for the flora in our system.
Along with the antifungals, I gradually built up to 16 tablespoons a day of pure organic coconut oil (I’m not kidding or stretching that number). I think this was the most difficult part of my treatment, I totally hate the stuff, and there was no easy way to take it, but I had 10 to 16 tablespoons a day for at least a month.
I ate nothing from a can other than the small amount of fish I had which came from VitalChoice. And I would eat only sardines because of the age, which made it less likely that they would contain mercury. These were packed in purified water only, nothing else added, and certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. My vegetables came from a local, organic farmer’s market, as did the eggs and chicken.
I still avoid canned foods as much as possible.
I stopped eating meals out and going to friends or relatives homes for meals for over two months – because I knew I couldn’t control what was in my food, and I wanted to know exactly what I was eating every time I took a bite. For example, unless it’s an organic or health food restaurant, the restaurant will use regular table salt in their ingredients. I don’t know about Italy or Norway, but in America that means salt containing Dextrose (sugar). Also, as you’ve discovered, restaurants use a lot of condiments and other additives that we’re not aware of, like the vinegar. I know it would be difficult to prepare every meal yourself while on your holiday, but it’s something you might think about after you return home.
Concerning the vinegar; yes, it does feed the Candida, that is unless it’s pure apple cider vinegar with the “mother” still intact. Distilled vinegar is made by biological processes, the result of which is micro-organisms, namely yeast and acetobacter. Acetobacter is a bacterial organism that is also in alcoholic beverages, fruits, and other things.
Quote: “Yes that was all i ate (coconut bread).” Try to take the Betaine on a full stomach.
Quote: “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.”
Your statement was, “Not sure exactly what you mean by this last sentence.”
In a previous post you stated, “Yogurt, bio kefir belong to the acidic family, so i guess i have been eating a generous amount of foods that are acidic.”
This sounded to me like you were partially blaming the acidic foods for the problem, and I thought maybe you were considering lowering the amount of acidic items you were ingesting, so what I was saying is that limiting your intake of acids will not work, because it makes sense that if you were going to do that, it would necessitate removing your largest source of acids, which is the probiotic.
Quote: “Does that mean that what I am experiencing at the moment is full blown candida once again? My goodness what have I done wrong in this past week?”
I don’t think you’ve necessarily done anything “wrong” … it’s just that you’re on a holiday, and you’re eating different foods, drinking different liquids, even the water is different, and there’s a definite change in the environment – which includes your system. I’ve never known of anyone to go on vacation (American term for holiday) and continue to cure an illness at the same time, there are just too many possibilities that can have a negative effect on the treatment.
If it is GERD that’s causing your problems, you can get this under control again just like you did before, because I feel like once you return home, and get back to a regular routine, back on the probiotic at full strength (maybe increase the dosage), and eating more or less the same foods every day, then you’ll start to see an improvement again.
It’s just too big a coincidence that all this happened while you were on your holiday to ignore that being the cause.