Yes the probiotics cause die off because they fight with a part of the candida, yes the antifungals diminish a part of the candida relieving us from some symptoms, yes the protocol makes you feel better after a long time, perhaps even symptom free. I felt like that before, until I made the simple mistake of eating some white rice, getting me contipated for a week and never getting to that point of health again. Why? My guess is: because a big amount of candida was still there just waiting for an opportunity to get ground again. It lies dorment in the gut, we might feel symptom free for a while, but once we get back to normal life a relapse is too easy because of the remaining concentration of candida in the colon.
This is a very painful and inefficient procedure for moderate to severe cases, because you have to live like a monk for a year. I really respect that you got this far this way, but not everyone can do this, especially when there is a way to directly target the base of the candida in the colon with dramatic, fast results.
And this is what is happening right now. Like many other people, I am not in a position to live like a monk and after many years of trying dealing with this problem, having some succes with a protocol only to fall back hard, I have come to realize that the real problem is in the colon. And that is where you wont need diet to keep things quiet, because you are removing the actual cause of the disturbance. After that, the probiotics can take over, the immune system can take over, and we should be fine. This is what i am experiencing right now. I have no reactions to sugar anymore, I dont feel destroyed anymore after a couple of beers. I look and feel better.
you are bang on, this is the point I tried to make here a few days ago.
I tried asking people (I am not pointing to any one specifically/personally) who claim to be cured 100% with the diet, about why they are not getting back to the regular/normal diet and why they aren’t eating what their family eats. Why do they need a special diet if they have already been cured.
For me a cure means eating regular food along with our families (I don’t mean junk food), not just controlling the symptoms by eating a restricted/malnutrition diet.
I even spoke over phone to a 50 yr old man, who suffered from candida infestation for around 20 years and later cured his infestation in about 15 months.
His diet was not this strict, he was eating fruits, rice (though limited), whole grains, and a lot more other stuff which is considered restricted here… all through the treatment, he took no probiotics other than home made yoghurt. But still he cured his infestation, and that was 10 yrs ago, and since the past 10 years he has been eating along with his family the same food they eat and has no problems with that. (this is what I call as a cure).
I dont want an argument about the allowed/restricted foods, what I try to point out here is even though he was eating all those foods he cured his much serious infestation in a period of 15 months. Where as many people having mild cases compared to his are finding it difficult to get completely cured even after being on the strict diet for many more days.
How did he get to that point??
Because he did enemas, he cleaned his colon directly?