- April 25, 2013 at 12:07 am #103471
cpaslawsMemberTopics: 1Replies: 0
I’m new to the forum. I’m actually sending a post to try and help my boyfriend who has been treating candida for the last few months.
He is a very active person and needs to eat carbs throughout the day. He develops food allergies easily. He has had a bad reaction from buckwheat, coconut flour, and brown rice. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as far as what other carbs are ok to eat.
CindyApril 25, 2013 at 5:52 am #103486
moochpbMemberTopics: 112Replies: 688
Maybe try quionoa which isn’t the best but it adds some carbs but still a little immflamitory. Lentils and some beans in moderation. And rotate the foods every 3 to four days so he doesn’t get sensitive to them. I have a mild intolerance to coconut bread and eggs but i still eat them because I’m so thinApril 25, 2013 at 3:25 pm #103508
FlipperMemberTopics: 33Replies: 79
I found that millet works well for me. And it’s not bad tasting!April 25, 2013 at 3:27 pm #103509
FlipperMemberTopics: 33Replies: 79
Also oat bran, which is good because it’s a prebiotic.April 25, 2013 at 5:13 pm #103517
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6828
You need carbs on the diet; there is a misconception that you should not eat carbs. You need carbs for your general nutrition.
If he is having bad reactions he should focus on healing his mucousal membranes and healing leaky gut. There are a variety of supplements that can do this. In order to heal leaky gut, he needs to reduce the inflammation.
I would try black, red, or wild rice because he likely hasn’t had any of these in his lifetime.
I hope he isn’t trying to bulk up on the diet…he needs to build his immune system and not muscle mass.
-rasterApril 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm #103563
impossibleMemberTopics: 16Replies: 606
Hey everyone! I’m the boyfriend. Ok, so the deal is, yes, I am inflamed like crazy. Currently, I am allergic to all cereal grains including corn and oats, coconut flour and possibly milk, buckwheat, almonds, sunflower seeds, and god knows what else. Im afraid to try any other nuts, seeds, or beans. The deal with the brown rice is at this point it is too starchy. I had the infection and my digestion to the point that I could handle eating it twice a week, but apparently uncooked brown rice in the form of crackers is 80% starch and a couple handfuls of those was it all it took for a major flare up. I was three months in and starting to feel normal too. So now I’m going through daily candida growth (every time I eat carbs, the more starch, the more noticeable)/ die off symptoms. My digestion has fallen apart again too (soft, light colored, undigested, mucousy stool).
My diet consists of:
6 eggs in the morning
salad w/ acv & olive oil, meat (chicken, turkey, beef, salmon), 60-70g of a carb source (usually teff, millet, or amaranth & water pancake with a ALOT of coconut oil), and sauerkraut for lunch
meat, occasionally brown rice or quinoa, and a huge pile of steamed veggies for dinner
another grain serving with coconut oil before bed if I didnt have one with dinner bcuz I cant sleep past 3 in the morning if I dont.
This is about as strict of a diet as I can handle as I’m a carpenter and I work my @$$ off every day, on top of dealing with hypoglycemia and cfs (and I have major ocd too, its not easy being me right now). I have major issues if I dont get enough calories, esp carbs and protein. I am currently trying to figure out what the best sources of carbs would be given my situation and am looking for help with this because there seems to be drawbacks with any of them, be it starch content, inflammatory, etc. And I need enough of them for at least a 3 day rotation.
I’m taking small amounts of enzymes on a 3 week on, 1 1/2 week off basis (on right now) and thinking about bumping that up or trying bitters. Idk. I just know I’m not producing enough enzymes on my own and would like to fix that. I take 650 mg betaine hcl before meals once or twice a day. Im not sure that I need to as it doesnt seem to make much of a difference if I’m taking enzymes. My burp tests are about 3 minutes. Maybe i should take it with every meal anyways. Thats more of a money thing.
As for the bowel inflammation, I stopped taking any essential oils 10-12 days ago and started colostrum (4000 mg a day) and aloe juice (1/4 cup a day) yesterday. At the moment Idk what else to take or avoid. The only antifungals I’m currently taking are monolaurin (2-3000 mg daily) and coconut oil (3-6 tbs daily) and I will be ordering some lactoferrin and biotin tonight. These are the only ones that I’m sure arent inflammatory.
Im taking 150-300 bil cfu of Custom Probiotics 5 strain pro-b’s and about 6 oz’s of sauerkraut and juice a day.
The rest of the supplement list is:
Pantethinic acid 500 mg
C 4000 mg
D 6000 iu
moly 500-750 mcg
mag glyc 400 mg
selenium 200 mcg every 4th day
carlson cod liver oil 2000 mg
q10 100 mg
isocort 6 mg
valerian and melatonin b4 bed
Im getting to that I want to beat my head against a wall stage. I just started seeing a decent integrative doctor. I say decent because she recognizes and treats these types of things in a very holistic way, she’s willing to try new things, and she listens to my input, but she also already suggested some no-no’s and glossed over a few important things. She doesnt seem like she goes beyond typical mainstream holistic methods or really hammers on every little detail. But I still feel lucky to have her in my corner. I think Im gonna ask for nyastatin when I go back in 2 weeks. We’re also testing for/putting together a treatment plan for the other usual suspects like heavy metals, lyme, mono, hormone and amino acid deficiencies etc. Other than that I dont know what to do.
Any help or suggestions would be very very very appreciated. I’m sure its cliche at this point, but theres a special place in heaven for people that take time out of their life to help those in need the way many of you do here. Your knowledge and wisdom has already been a tremendous help and guiding light for me and many others and I thank you not only for myself but on behalf of all those like myself that have poured over these pages without posting or getting a chance to say it.April 26, 2013 at 8:39 am #103583
CheeseyMemberTopics: 37Replies: 245
I’m not an expert like many people on the forum, however I just want to say I strongly empathise with you as I also suffer from CFS and OCD! Recently my OCD has lessened tremendously. I can’t say for certain what the causal factor is, however it might have something to do with my (slow) improvement on the diet, my return to mindfulness meditation or my extremely high doses of omega-3 fish oil. I take NOW foods Omega-3 because this has the highest concentration of the essentials per capsule and due to the size of the bottle actually works out to be fairly cost-effective. I’ve been taking 2 capsules (equivalent to 1 gram of EPA and 0.5 gram DHA) for about three months now. My obsessive thoughts have virtually disappeared (though I think I need some therapy to get over the last hump) and some of my stranger mental symptoms have also decreased tremendously.
As for the CFS, i would be wary here! I have been off work now for nearly 2.5 months because I pushed too hard. I probably could be back in work now if I forced myself, however I’m sick of forcing myself and am now intent on getting better. I don’t know your situation, however I do know that you should be kind to your system in these times otherwise your CFS will be paying you back weeks, months or years down the road.April 27, 2013 at 2:28 am #103619
impossibleMemberTopics: 16Replies: 606
Congratulations! Thats awesome! That has to feel like a thousand pounds being lifted off your shoulders and winning the lottery at the same time. Probably better actually! Makes sense, the fuel for ocd is anxiety and inflammation. In fact, the timing of my ocd going from personality type to bad pure O coincides perfectly with a round of amoxicillin and a large order of girl scout cookies. Its tricky business treating all 3, as what helps one is often detrimental to another, but not treating one of them will stall progress with the other 2. Keep at it! You’re obviously doing a good job. Have you checked out Dr Conley at cfids.com yet? He covers all the cfs bases very well. His book America Exhausted is like a go to manual, and if you call his office they will mail it to you for free. Its a dozen years old so its missing some info thats come about lately, but I know he was taking time off recently to write another one, hopefully on the same topic with some updates. 8 months ago I couldn’t work, in fact I could barely get out of bed. But I’ve come far enough along to be able to, albeit barely sometimes. Its the only way I can afford any treatment or to even stay alive for that matter. And there arent many jobs around here, especially well paying low activity ones. I do my best to be a lazy bum outside of work. I’m sure that once I get the candida and subsequent inflammation under control I’ll be well on my way. Thanks for looking out and the encouragement. I read that at lunch and it made my day 🙂
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