- March 22, 2011 at 8:22 am #62923
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Has anyone done this (the 7-day detox cleanse)? I kind of want to but am daunted and have read conflicting information/opinions about how good it is to do… I’d be really interested in any experiences you’ve had with it!March 23, 2011 at 8:37 pm #62932
I did it. I’m just completing the first week of stage one. I have been battling candida since taking 3 courses back to back of antibiotics. Then I went on Nystatin for 3 rounds as I developed a bad case of thrush. That didn’t even make a dent. So did the troches for 2 rounds. Helped a bit but didn’t get it. Then the Fluconozole because by that time, I also had a yeast infection down below. Went 2 months on the fluconozole and finally decided I needed to try something else. I emailed my dr after finding the candida diet online and asked him about doing the cleanse and the diet for a couple of months before continuing to take more rounds of what seems to be very ineffective antifungals for my particular yeast infection. He gave the go ahead. I did the 7 day cleanse first. I have to tell you (this is graphic sorry) it took until the 2nd enema before I started noticing white/gray matter that coincidentally looks like candida floating in the toilet. By the third enema, there was a lot of it coming out. It was shocking. The 4th enema there wasn’t much at all. I have to tell you that during that cleanse I felt like I had the flu and I was so weak. My body ached everywhere. By the time it ended, I was starting to feel better! By the first day of stage one, I was clearer headed than I have been in a long time. I was still weak but seemed to feel better. Now I’ve still had some bad days, fatigue and body aches, but nothing like that first week. So, today is day 7 of stage one. I actually can tell a difference in the thrush in my mouth. It has gone down. I’m not taking the prescription meds either, I’m just following this program. Now I also have to tell you that I don’t cheat at all. I stick to it. But I also think the 7 day cleanse plays a significant role in cleaning out the system and getting it ready for the stages of this program. It is hard, but it was sure worth it for me. I feel better than I have in years as far as ability to concentrate and energy. I am still resting as much as I can. Drinking lots of water. And taking supplements. For me, I just wanted to do this right. I think it was worth it and I’d recommend that 7 day detox to everyone that wants to do this program. Hope this helps. Just letting you know it is hard but it can be done and I think it should be done. I’m really looking forward to getting to stage 2 so I can introduce the antifungals. I am hoping my thrush will be gone soon after. Oh, I also have taken probiotics since the beginning.April 16, 2011 at 7:02 am #63019
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Thanks for your response! Did you find that you couldn’t do much toward the end of the 7 days? I’ll have to time it right for productivity’s sake I think…
What supplements do you take? So you took probiotics through the cleanse? That’s good to know.April 16, 2011 at 6:15 pm #63023
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I don’t think it is necessary. I did diet without it. Just jumped into diet with antifungals.April 18, 2011 at 9:26 pm #63045
The seven day cleanse was the worst part of this for me. I did get very weak and felt very sick. I would definitely schedule it for a time that you aren’t going to be needing a lot of energy or concentration!
As far as supplements go, I am in stage 2 of this diet. I am taking Candex, Oil of Oregano, Grapefruit seed extract, Olive leaf extract, Cayenne pepper (super hot), aloe vera juice, alka max (to help get my body into balance as I have found I’m very acidic), and three lac probiotic. Oh, and a herbal colon cleanse to help with the constipation. My nutritionist told me that temporarily, it is important to cleanse my system of the die off. I won’t be staying on the cleanse after this phase. I also take vitamins including 1500mg of Vit C per day. I still have another 2 1/2 weeks of stage 2 and I plan on very gradually introducing some foods back into my diet but I doubt that I will ever go back to my old diet of white bread, sugar, and diet sodas. Not that I ever went overboard, but I feel so much better now that I wouldn’t want to go back to eating the way I used to eat.
An FYI. I went to a specialist on Infectious diseases last week that told me that my candida was dead and I should go back to my regular diet with sugar and white bread and forget all this candida nonsense. I still have a bad case of thrush but he said it was just residual and would go away soon (no guess as to when). He wouldn’t give me any more antifungals as I have taken way too many to get over this thrush and vaginal yeast issues.
Anyway, I left there really ticked off! Here the doctors have not helped me at all. I can definitely tell a reduction in my thrush since doing this program. There is no way I’m quitting now! So stick with it! If I can do it you can! I have been dealing with this stuff for months. I am only just now noticing an improvement.
And again, yes, I believe the 7 day cleanse is what got my body to start getting back in balance. Do it! Good luck and let me know how it goes!April 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm #63046
Forgot to mention, during the 7 day cleanse, I took a different probiotic. It was a 7 day program called Ultimate 200 billion super critical. I got it from my Vitamin Store but it also sells on Amazon. Expensive but really good stuff for that first 7 days.
Also about the cleanse, I know I had the most die off during that cleanse. I could hardly get out of bed from the first couple of days. And I hurt so badly! Since I want this stuff out of me fast, it was so worth it!
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