- May 29, 2012 at 10:27 am #83373
I have been on the Candida Diet stage two for just over two weeks and was feeling much better until a couple of days ago. I have stuck to the diet 100% but also cannot eat any dairy due to lactose intolerance.
Along side the diet I am taking probiotics and I am oil pulling with Coconut oil. I was thinking of starting to take some antifungals soon.
For the last couple of days my bowels movements have not been so firm (a bit like when I used to eat the wrong food). And about 3.30 in the afternoon I start to feel really bloated until I go to bed then I wake up with a flat(ish) tummy again. Today I have really bad heartburn and am really tired. The only thing I have done different is to drink one mug of Chicory Root coffee each morning.
Is it possible it could be the coffee? although all the reading I have done about the coffee doesn’t mention these side effects. Is this does a normal symptom of die off?May 29, 2012 at 11:06 am #83375
I think the problem likely lies in your diet, what are you eating on the diet?
Here are the stages of the diet we follow on the forum:
stage 0: cleanse
stage 1: strict long term diet
stage 2: for when you get better
stage 3: healthy non-candida diet
Sounds like you went straight to stage 2 which you should do after doing stage 1 for a long long time. I started stage 2 after 9 months on stage 1…
If you are eating a lot of rice products, this could be the cause of the problem right there…eventually candida will adapt to foods such as these and they will feed the candida.
We have a strict forum food list that doesn’t even allow rice on the diet.
-rasterMay 29, 2012 at 11:57 am #83385
I avoided stage one because when I have done a cleanse before I get really bad diarrhea were I really cannot leave my house. Also I exercise a lot and I need protein to be able to keep this up. The diet would not really allow me to carry on with my busy work and family life.
I am eating only vegetables and protein from the list of foods allowed at stage two. The only grain I have had is quinoa which I make into a porridge for my breakfast every morning using almond milk. The proteins I have had are eggs, chicken, nuts (almonds, pine nuts, pecan nuts, brazils), pumpkin seeds.
I am really scared of attempting stage one and I sure I read somewhere on this site it is ok to go straight to stage two if you lifestyle makes stage one too difficult. Unfortunately I cannot find it right now.May 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm #83387
If you want to know why you are bloating, I would look no further than all of the nuts/seeds that you are eating. These contain molds which feeds the candida and can cause bloating…I know from my own personal experience. I ate sunflower seeds the first 4 months of my diet and it only set me back. Once I removed them I started to heal much much better.
I would not be scared about stage 1 whatsoever…there are plenty of foods to eat, you just have to wrap your mind around it.
Quinoa and almond milk also feed candida and I haven’t had either of these throughout my treatment (just reached the 1 year mark). A great alternative to quinoa is buckwheat, which is a prebiotic that feeds the probiotic and beneficial bacteria in the gut.
It can take as long as 6-18 months to fully recover from candida, so I would consider how you are going to tackle this monster and come up with a better plan. I have not heard of anyone on the forum who went directly to stage 2 and had it solve their problems or reach a cure…sorry if my words are harsh, but just trying to give you a nudge in the right direction.
-rasterMay 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm #83392
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i’ll 2nd that about the nuts. I used to eat between 100-300g of raw nuts per day & plenty of organic meat. Since Raster & Able told me to cut them out, i’ve gradually felt a lot better & had far less reactions.
You are allowed organic hemp seed protein, its another option to keep your protein up. You can bake with it as well, it works quite well with cinnamon, all spice & Stevia.May 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm #83399
Thanks for the advice. Thinking about it I probably have eaten more nuts in the last few days because I seem to be losing weight quite quickly and wanted to increase my calories. (I am not overweight). I will have to introduce some oil into my diet to keep the calories up but I will definitely stop the nuts to see if this makes a difference.
I will also think about doing a cleanse soon but if it has the reaction to my bowels I expect I am not sure I will be able to stick with it.May 30, 2012 at 8:52 am #83463
You don’t have to do the cleanse if you don’t want to, it is completely optional. I would go with nuts during stage 2 but would not eat them before then and only stick to stage 1 foods.
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