- June 10, 2016 at 2:42 pm #172515
amandatravelsParticipantTopics: 1Replies: 1
Hey everyone. Hope you are well… I have been trying to successfully implement the Candida Diet for about a year now, getting about as far as 2 weeks and then succumbing to holiday food and peer pressure to eat “normally”. I justify it for a while until my symptoms come back, often worse than before.
I have been struggling with brain fog, lethargy, digestive issues, sugar cravings and worst of all, migraines, for several years now, and I am tired of it. My symptoms are not constant which makes it difficult to consistently remember why I am sacrificing some of my favorite foods. One of the hardest parts is that (woe is me) my husband and I are traveling for a year, to places with great food and drink, and it is really difficult to prepare meals and make good decisions. We are in Ireland right now and finding food that is not breaded, breakfast that is not bread, and saying no to a pint of Guinness is really really hard. But again, come that next migraine, I’ll be kicking myself.
Something that has been helpful to me in the past is having someone to hold me accountable, who has done this before and would be willing to connect regularly to support one another. Or perhaps there is a forum out there, online support group or board where people can connect, maybe just posting here is a good place. Not sure… but any recommendations for how to start to take this thing seriously, to hold one’s self accountable, would be much appreciated.June 17, 2016 at 4:08 pm #172537
cgoldieParticipantTopics: 2Replies: 6
I agree that it is much easier to have an accountability buddy. I’ve been on the diet for two months and still have frustrations and wish I had someone to check in with who understands. If you want, we could email.
CaitlinJune 22, 2016 at 10:31 am #172542
Ophiocordyceps unilateralisParticipantTopics: 3Replies: 4
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Figuring out what foods and supplements are healing or poisonous for our bodies is difficult enough. But having the willpower to stick wwith healthy, brutally restrictive diets is nearly impossible, particularly since candida weakens the body and the mind. I like your intelligent idea of an accountability buddy, but I’ve found success with a different strategy.
Whenever candida food cravings close in on me, I shut myself in the bathroom and cut myself with an X-Acto knife. I always sterilize the blade with rubbing alcohol beforehand. I’ve made slices into my forearms, biceps, chest, stomach, calves, and thighs, basically any area that can be hidden by clothing.
Since starting this practice four weeks ago, I haven’t fallen off the wagon once. My body have become very weak, but my mind is sharper and clearer than it’s been in twenty years. I now have the mental stamina to solve life’s daily dilemmas and to read notoriously difficult books that I couldn’t before, such as “Gravity’s Rainbow.” And now, when I walk city sidewalks and forest trails, I experience an almost holy sense of peace and serenity. I don’t plan to be a cutter forever, but I wouldn’t have been able to get this far without it.
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