I would like to ease your mind a little first by telling that not all of us here on the forum are fumbling around in the dark in an attempt to cure our Candida infestation. Many of us have either completely cured or are at least on a definite road to recovery from the dreadful disease.
In addition, many of us have and are still researching every aspect of a Candida albicans infestation, and we answer each question with research to back up the information we offer.
Personally, I have a very limited amount of experience with Candida, and I would never attempt to answer a question with only my experience to back it up. You can trust that each of my comments to you will stem from official, published research conducted by universities, scientists, and medical facilities all over the world.
Now to address your concerns:
First, don’t worry about the lemon drink as you can cure your infestation without it.
Your daily diet of broccoli, cucumber, Brussels sprouts, and one chicken breast is almost perfect, but I have to ask, are you allergic to eggs? (eggs are not a dairy product) If not, I would substitute organic eggs every other day for your protein source. The reason for this is, when the protein in animal meat breaks down in your body, it releases ammonia which is beneficial to the Candia but not to your body. The ammonia is a drain on the liver which is already being overworked in keeping the toxins that the Candida is producing out of the body. I would also suggest adding a larger variety of green vegetables, such as asparagus, cabbage, and various greens (turnip, mustard, spinach, etc.) as well as avocados if you can eat these items. By the way, if you’re worried about cholesterol, eggs are not as bad as meat as far as cholesterol levels. Let me know if you have cholesterol problems, and I’ll post the research.
You’ve apparently had Candida albicans long enough to acquire leaky gut syndrome, and this is the reason for all the new sensitivities. Curing the leaky gut is part of the Candida treatment, in other words, if you stick strictly to the protocol, you’ll be curing your infestation and at the same time the leaky gut problems.
When you go to purchse the grape bitters, be sure to look for a type that contains no alcohol; most people can handle the small amount of alcohol that they contain, but you will definitely be better off without it considering your situation. Swedish bitters may be your only other choice for obtaining the bitters which are alcohol free. If you can’t find these, let us know when you return and we’ll give you some places online where you can obtain them.
With the prolonged infestation that you’ve suffered from, the naturopath was no doubt correct in saying that your adrenals are shot. Rebuilding the adrenal glands will take place as you’re curing the infestation as the treatment is designed to do that as well.
To start with, print the entire protocol (link below) so that you’ll always have it available when there is a doubt. Don’t try to absorb it all at one time, just take it a day at a time, and eventually you’ll be able to understand how your body is going to be healed from the infestation.
Please let us know about any doubts or questions you have.
hey able, thanks alot for your response i appreciate it. i do have faith in yours and other people(like raster) who seem to be very educated in this realm of health. you guys are the reason i am on this forum and not off turning google search pages looking for a piece of information that i feel like i can trust.
what im worried about is if once again i am not addressing the right problem. this chiari malformation can cause alot of symptoms i also have..the numbness and and back pain, and general sickness. because my symptoms are so left-centric, the same side as my chiari malformation…im wondering how strong the connection could be. if digestive issues like these could cause such specific symptoms in such specific areas of my body(the constant sickness in that upperleft area)
the thing is with the chiari malformation, surgery for this is quite invasive and takes months of healing to be active again. so im exploring any other option i have to improve my health on my own terms. and one thing i do know for sure is with how sensitive my body is, what i feed it is more important than anything.
i know this diet will do nothing but improve my health..but i would also like to know if i can know for sure that this is infact the right problem to treat. having to take so much time off work i dont have much money but i have some savings i am willing to spend on a naturopathic doctor, if it is going to help my cause. is there any form of testing for leaky gut, and candida that a naturopath can perform? is one form of testing more reliable then another, or is there one end all be all thats considered the standard to pinpointing this problem?
i can handle eggs i believe. i have eaten them a couple times the last few days and have not had any notable reaction. after reading your post i scrambled 4 of them in some olive oil and had some raw green pepper and garlic with it..the meal made my stomache feel alot better actually. i will incorporate them into my diet! thanks!
good to know about the alchohol. i will be going to pick the grape bitters up tomorrow if i cant find any without i will let you know.
thank you for the link to the protocol, i actually came across it a few days ago which is hwat started me on the track i am now, and gave me every idea of what to do i know have and i am grateful for that.
do you think given the severity of my condition right now i should stick it out on the cleanse for a couple weeks instead of just one?
just spending a few hours on this forum i can see the time you dedicate to helping people on here. its inspiring to see people care about others like that, and it means alot to actually discuss my health with people who actually seem to have my best interest in mind. thanks again man. sincerely.