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alexalgebra;44446 wrote: Yeah, I am a recovering addict and have been through a few 12-step programs, but food has been my hardest one to deal with, by far. I have yet to really go through the steps with OA, but I think I really need to. I can’t quite face it just yet 🙁
My emotional roots are definitely tied to never feeling good enough or perfect enough…so I act out because, fuck it, right? :p (Not really, but you know, that’s how I feel.) I had a TON of pressure on me growing up and still do, and I know I’m a big disappointment to my family (don’t tell me I’m not or that I’m a good person or whatever – that’s irrelevant, it’s a fact, my dad has said so :/). It’s been really hard for me to get over feeling like a loser/failure all the time, and I am still working on it, even though I’m 31.
Funny you say that, because I have known several recovering addicts, worked in a detox program, and the rampant over-eating is common.
Must be tough feeling like a loser/failure all the time. I admire anyone who takes their health seriously enough to commit to this diet. Also, in your case commit to sobriety. That seems like a determined, industrious person, who values himself to me.