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  • #114803

    Bansaw
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    Just watching a news report on flavonoids and blood sugar:

    http://news.sky.com/story/1197707/chocolate-and-red-wine-can-beat-diabetes

    Interesting that they are looking into adding blueberries etc to diet to combat diabetes. I was wondering if this new research impacts our view of blueberries/strawberries on the candida diet?
    Perhaps the fruit [berry] sugar impacts the gut and therefore the candida before it reaches the bloodstream and therefore we should be cautious?

    Anyway, now that I have been on the diet since July I have added one or two extra things in there and being a little less strict. I have a little dark chocolate (1.5 grams of sugar) per day, and the odd potato and carrot.
    I don’t want to go overboard. Now I’m not taking any anti-fungals but am on the S.Boulardii Now Foods brand for 6 weeks.

    I feel I’ve reached a bit of a “plateau” with this diet and have gotten better, yes, but now have leveled off. Next week I get my Methylation results.

    #114808

    Vegan Catlady
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    2 things to share here:

    Im a caregiver to my 94 yr old grandmother. She used to take shots twice a day for her diabetes.
    Since living with me, she now only takes the lowest dose glipiside pill once a day- and the doc says we can get off that too if she will be slightly more strict….like quitting icecream and chocolate.

    Her diet in my house is high carb,fruit and veggies. She also does yogurt and meat sometimes.

    Berries figure prominently in our diet here.

    When my candida overgrowth was at its worse, one of the only things I could eat was berries.
    Frozen mixed-berry medley of rasp,blue,and blackberries. I still have a berry smoothie every day.

    Tdogg mentioned ellagic acid, and I have since researched it a bit. I recommend doing that.
    I find it terribly interesting that top researchers find a connection with candida and cancer, and these berries(and tea and chocolate) with ellagic and gallic acid happen to be antifungal, and also happen to be called a “fake cancer cure that people should avoid” see. Interesting,eh?

    #114822

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    Vegan Catlady;53329 wrote: 2 things to share here:

    When my candida overgrowth was at its worse, one of the only things I could eat was berries.
    Frozen mixed-berry medley of rasp,blue,and blackberries. I still have a berry smoothie every day.

    Thanks, Thats encouraging me to put some berries back in. I used to make a Kefir smoothie with berries but I added honey. THis was a while ago before I learned I had candida.
    I think I’ll put some blackberries and blueberries back in there. Maybe event he odd strawberry.
    I’m also eating nuts as a snack,- walnuts and almonds.

    Now I am off Kefir, but drinking Kombucha because it has S.Boulardii in it. I’m trying to get the Ph right down so the sugar is converted. There is anecdotal evidence of Kombucha having anti-cancer properties. I don’t know about that, its the Boulardii that interests me. Actually about a year ago my doc did a stool test and was so impressed he asked me to bring some kefir in for him!

    I am worried about the cancer-candida link, thats why I’m working to get this thing under control. What steps can I take now to avoid that? Detox properly etc etc…?

    #114835

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    Bansaw;53343 wrote:

    2 things to share here:

    When my candida overgrowth was at its worse, one of the only things I could eat was berries.
    Frozen mixed-berry medley of rasp,blue,and blackberries. I still have a berry smoothie every day.

    Thanks, Thats encouraging me to put some berries back in. I used to make a Kefir smoothie with berries but I added honey. THis was a while ago before I learned I had candida.
    I think I’ll put some blackberries and blueberries back in there. Maybe event he odd strawberry.
    I’m also eating nuts as a snack,- walnuts and almonds.

    Now I am off Kefir, but drinking Kombucha because it has S.Boulardii in it. I’m trying to get the Ph right down so the sugar is converted. There is anecdotal evidence of Kombucha having anti-cancer properties. I don’t know about that, its the Boulardii that interests me. Actually about a year ago my doc did a stool test and was so impressed he asked me to bring some kefir in for him!

    I am worried about the cancer-candida link, thats why I’m working to get this thing under control. What steps can I take now to avoid that? Detox properly etc etc…?

    When I learned that what I had was candida, I didnt do much about it. It would leave for a while and then come back months later, but it always resolved so I didnt take it seriously.

    When I first started posting in this forum, I had just had my worst candida attack ever.
    ( during the holidays I ate cookies and crackers and fat, not to mention I am a high-carber so eating FAT while you are high-carb keeps the sugar in the system circulating rather than being absorbed and used. After I ate all that, I had a meal of antifungals and didnt realize it, and had massive die off all at once. Thought I was going to DIE.)

    Looking back on it, I can see how people can live their whole life on that cycle, never having enough die-off to think they should research it (doctors are zero help).
    I would be more worried about people getting cancer that have no desire to take their health into their own hands than Id be worried about you 😉

    Impressing a doctor with a stool test is impressive itself!
    So I would worry less, enjoy your new direction more.

    I come from a background of herbalism. I drink herbal teas everyday, but got away from it for quite a few years until this candida issue ( I took 4 different antibiotics at once 🙁 )
    If you want my opinion,
    I encourage LOTS of berries,like everyday. Pomegranate. Coconut yogurt.
    I believe with all my heart that a diet rich in animal products (dairy)causes stagnation of the organs, acidosis, and screws with our hormones badly.
    With this said, just drinking some tasty detox-teas ( for the liver,kidneys,lymph,adrenal-building,ect ) a few times a day with a nice clean diet will begin to reverse any damage that making poor choices does.
    But this is just my opinion, coming from my experiences.

    I think collectively we got to move our lymph, clear our kidneys, and support our adrenals.
    Then our immune system feels empowered to attack projects that it had to shun due to being busy with dietary toxins 😀
    Like getting our candida under control naturally.

    Im going to try kefir,never had it! I love trying new things!!!! Thank you, Bansaw.

    #114851

    Bansaw
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    I come from a background of herbalism. I drink herbal teas everyday, but got away from it for quite a few years until this candida issue ( I took 4 different antibiotics at once 🙁 )
    If you want my opinion,

    With this said, just drinking some tasty detox-teas ( for the liver,kidneys,lymph,adrenal-building,ect ) a few times a day with a nice clean diet will begin to reverse any damage that making poor choices does.
    But this is just my opinion, coming from my experiences.

    I think collectively we got to move our lymph, clear our kidneys, and support our adrenals.
    Then our immune system feels empowered to attack projects that it had to shun due to being busy with dietary toxins 😀

    Catlady,- what kind of detox teas do you use? I had a brush with Essiac tea and found it helpful with a stomach ulcer issue I was having. Thats a traditional detox tea. Along with GI BEnefits, I think it took away the ulcer problem.

    What other detox teas do you recommend? I need to get my adrenals boosted.

    I did kefir for a while with raw goats milk. Its a more broader probiotic than Kombucha, but the beauty of Kombucha is that it detoxes, has S.Boulardii in it (antagonistic to Candida) and helps a lot with digestion as well as having a respectable range of probiotic strains in it.
    Kombucha is cheaper than kefir to make but takes more time. Kefir can be ready in 48 hrs.

    #114856

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    Bansaw;53372 wrote:

    I come from a background of herbalism. I drink herbal teas everyday, but got away from it for quite a few years until this candida issue ( I took 4 different antibiotics at once 🙁 )
    If you want my opinion,

    With this said, just drinking some tasty detox-teas ( for the liver,kidneys,lymph,adrenal-building,ect ) a few times a day with a nice clean diet will begin to reverse any damage that making poor choices does.
    But this is just my opinion, coming from my experiences.

    I think collectively we got to move our lymph, clear our kidneys, and support our adrenals.
    Then our immune system feels empowered to attack projects that it had to shun due to being busy with dietary toxins 😀

    Catlady,- what kind of detox teas do you use? I had a brush with Essiac tea and found it helpful with a stomach ulcer issue I was having. Thats a traditional detox tea. Along with GI BEnefits, I think it took away the ulcer problem.

    What other detox teas do you recommend? I need to get my adrenals boosted.

    I did kefir for a while with raw goats milk. Its a more broader probiotic than Kombucha, but the beauty of Kombucha is that it detoxes, has S.Boulardii in it (antagonistic to Candida) and helps a lot with digestion as well as having a respectable range of probiotic strains in it.
    Kombucha is cheaper than kefir to make but takes more time. Kefir can be ready in 48 hrs.

    The kombucha sounds great, but im going to pass until I feel more confident in my healing.

    I heard there is a possible ( not probable) link with acidosis and Kombucha, which may be only slight-
    but im a 5’1″ thinner gal and it doesnt take much for me to feel “off” .

    So its my Bday tomorrow, and I was going to treat myself to Dr Morse’s “parasite M” to detox the candida.
    I am familiar with most of the recipe so it doesnt seem like a risk for me, but its out of stock….so im going to take that as a sign that what im doing is fine for now 😀

    The detox teas im drinking are found at the grocery store.

    Yogi Tea detox for liver and kidney- there are like 3 versions of it, different herbs and flavors but I have only tried 2. One agrees with me very well, the other is just “meh” (the peach one). http://www.yogiproducts.com/products/category/detox-wellness-support/

    The ingredients in these particular Yogi teas contain anti-fungals like cinnamon and clove, while also containing herbs that ease digestion and soften the edges of detoxing.
    Most Yogi Teas also contain licorice root, which builds the adrenals 🙂

    I also drink Yogi Teas Chai Rooibos. You’ll want to google many of the herbs that go into these formulas, as Yogi doesnt want to make any claims on their site and the herbs they choose are truly brilliant and synergistic!!!
    Rooibos deserves a thread all on its own,lol. Then there is cinnamon, clove,ginger, cardamom, and stevia. Even my kids love it.

    I do Yogi Teas Skin Detox. Its got the polyphenols of green tea (beats candida up!why green tea is awesome )honeybush (a fancy name for rooibose?) and 4 different roots that clean the blood,make the liver happy, and do literally a BUNCH of other awesome things.

    One of the best ones is Yogi Immune Support.
    There are studies showing that your body does NOT get used to Echinacea and the benefits it provides. It might be used to encourage an immune response, but it also happens to be a natural anti-fungal.
    It also contains herbs with antifungal abilities like peppermint, lemongrass, cinnamon,and clove….also contains licorice root and astragalus for adrenals,liver-support,blood cleansers,the list goes on.

    The only other tea I drink ( I know, I love variety) is Bigelow Lemon Ginger Plus Probiotics
    which I do not take for the probiotics,lol. Im not convinced they survive a good boiling yet!
    It has Lemongrass (antifungal),lemon peel, ginger,cinnamon, licorice root,and bacillus coagulans GBI-30.

    As far as adrenals go, these teas are all I do.
    If I wanted to make the adrenals my focus, i would go right to Gaia Herbs ( the brand I sold for years when I helped to manage an herb farm) because im confident in their efficacy. http://gaiaherbs.com/products/detail/5/
    more news on those 2 herbs: http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-health/adrenal-fatigue-herbs-zbcz1306.aspx

    I was working at the herb farm when the Essiac recipe first came out in the late 80’s,early 90’s.
    We couldnt put it together fast enough to sell.
    Recently they have found herbs that play together a little nicer than that formula, and achieve a quicker response, but I say do what your DRAWN to.

    #114857

    Vegan Catlady
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    bummer…i replied but a moderator-notice popped up.
    maybe I am breaking some rules? not sure.

    I hope the post is saved however, as I can remove what needs to be and still maintain the integrity of the post…it was a long one 🙁

    #114866

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    forgot to mention in the post that hasnt posted yet that B vitamins and C are supposed to be good for building the adrenals too 🙂

    #114908

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    Vegan Catlady;53377 wrote: I was working at the herb farm when the Essiac recipe first came out in the late 80’s,early 90’s.
    We couldnt put it together fast enough to sell.
    Recently they have found herbs that play together a little nicer than that formula, and achieve a quicker response, but I say do what your DRAWN to.

    happy birthday ! By the way, – whats more effective than Essiac? Essiac was kindof expensive so I am looking for an alternative. Mountain rose herbs provide a good value but they omit the sheep sorrel roots (some people say these are essential…?)

    #114911

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    Bansaw;53429 wrote:

    I was working at the herb farm when the Essiac recipe first came out in the late 80’s,early 90’s.
    We couldnt put it together fast enough to sell.
    Recently they have found herbs that play together a little nicer than that formula, and achieve a quicker response, but I say do what your DRAWN to.

    happy birthday ! By the way, – whats more effective than Essiac? Essiac was kindof expensive so I am looking for an alternative. Mountain rose herbs provide a good value but they omit the sheep sorrel roots (some people say these are essential…?)

    I use Mountain Rose for almost all single-herbs I need, especially organic essential oils.
    Their quality is outrageous. I also have used Frontier Coop, and they will not disappoint either. They used to supply our sheep sorrel at the farm in the 90’s.

    So there is this one formula, and its not well known, but you can can check out the ingredients-list and look up each herb individually.Its not different or weird, you are probably familiar with everything in it already.
    I think because chapparel is considered potentially toxic (but isnt water if you drink too much?) its on the down-low.

    Go to Drmorsesherbalhealthclub and use the search function to look up “heal all”.
    read all the notes they offer about it.

    His metal detox,lymph cleaner,endocrine formula, I have checked out all the formulas, and most of them I like the ingredients of.
    Some scare me, because they contain heavy-duty “big-gun” herbs that are too strong for me.

    I trust this doctor, as I have written to him and he addressed my concerns for free and helped me (without pushing his products!).

    #114921

    impossible
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    LarreaRX (chapparal) has the toxins removed, fyi. Its the only chapparal supplement ive found that does. From what ive read of it and a couple of people’s experiences, if theres an appreciable amount of it in an herbal formula, I would personally take them separately just to avoid that one. But alot of people use it, so idk.

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