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  • #74107

    Positivo
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    Hello everyone

    I am new here. I discovered I had candida through a holistic colonic. She noticed the white coating on my tongue and from what she observed through my bowels through the colonic. I decided to do some research and found I had a lot of the symptoms of candida and considering that I went to multiple gastroenterologists and they gave me the run around with no clue of what was happening I decided to take matters into my own hands. I am 21 and I curious as to how you guys manage. Im going nuts. My diet consists of eggs(trader joes), apple cider vinegar(braggs), almond butter(traderjoes), brown rice, grass fed organic meats, avocados, flax oil(barleans), olive leaf oil(barleans), EVOO, coconut oil, cinnamon bark oil, oregano oil, mercola probiotics, dgl licorice. I started juicing 2-3 times a day. I ve been doing so for about a week and a half. Green veggies only. I do not eat fruit because of its sugar content. I dont eat veggies that have high sugar. I feel ok when I eat brown rice. I dont notice any major problems. Through out my day even before I even eat a meal I have a juice with kale, lemon, ginger, cucumber, celery, broccoli, asparagus and I still feel gas or have like 2 bowel movements just to start. I dont know what else to do I been eating like this for about a month and I know it takes time so I want to know how you guys maintain a social life. I feel like I have to be locked up in my room. There was a semester where I had to drop out of college because I couldnt leave my house without having horrible gas or a million bowel movements. This has been going on for about a year and a half. Any help please. Im losing hope. I know people have worse symptoms but it sucks to see everyone my age do all of these great activities and I feel caged in on top of the fact that if I talk about health with anyone my age they look at me like im from another planet. Just looking for advice from people with experience.

    #74111

    Able900
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    I am new here. I discovered I had candida through a holistic colonics.

    Are you having colonics on a specific schedule now?

    My diet consists of …. almond butter( traderjoes), brown rice, grass fed organic meats..

    All of the above should be removed from your diet, these are likely a large part of why you haven ‘t seen more progress.

    I started juicing 2-3 times a day.

    This is a great idea and perfect for the diet, I’d keep this up indefinitely.

    I feel ok when I eat brown rice. I dont notice any major problems.

    It doesn’t matter how you feel, brown rice is a starch, Candida love starches; they can live on a daily supply of it for years, decades even.

    Have you experienced any die-off symptoms at all?

    Can you post a link to the probiotic you’re taking?

    Able

    #74112

    Positivo
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    http://probiotics.mercola.com/probiotics.html

    Thanks for the reply. This is the link to the probiotic.

    I can easily remove the almond butter but should I just eat veggies with no kind of meat? (chicken turkey, beef)

    I have seen the most progress when I went on a cooked vegetable diet with chicken for 2 weeks but I always felt light headed, tired and I couldn’t function much at all. I also went from 165lbs to 140lbs in just 2 weeks. Isn’t that dangerous in a sense if my weight drops that much?
    I only had one colonic. I can’t afford to see her often. I should probably start a coffee enema.

    Thanks for your help. It feels comforting to know theres some kind of support system.

    #74114

    Able900
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    I can easily remove the almond butter but should I just eat veggies with no kind of meat? (chicken turkey, beef)

    The best choice of protein for a Candida treatment is organic eggs. You can eat up to 5 or 6 a day if you have no problem with eggs. Red meat and pork are two things you absolutely don’t need to be eating. When the proteins in meat are broken down, ammonia is released into your body adding to a beneficial environment for Candida to thrive. If you still need more protein, fresh or frozen fish and chicken are preferable, and if you can get organic, all the better.

    I have seen the most progress when I went on a cooked vegetable diet with chicken for 2 weeks but I always felt light headed, tired and I couldn’t function much at all.

    That was probably due to the die-off effect, which meant that the Candida were dying and releasing toxins. Before that happens again, you need to purchase a supplement that gets rid of the toxins before they make you sick. Read the link below for more information on this.
    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postsm11590_Molybdenum-and-Dieoff-Symptoms.aspx#post11590

    I also went from 165lbs to 140lbs in just 2 weeks. Isn’t that dangerous in a sense if my weight drops that much?

    That’s going to happen when you change your diet so drastically, and it happens to everyone. The key to slowing down the weight loss after a few weeks is to add more calories to your diet. As long as you’re obtaining fewer calories that your body needs to sustain its weight in a 24 hour period, you’ll continue to lose weight, so in the end, calories are the answer. How much coconut oil are you taking a day? This is a whole-food antifungal that can also help you gain some weight back. Something called ‘coconut flour bread’ usually helps to slow down the weight loss as well. The recipe is on the forum in the “Recipes” section.

    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst746_Coconut-Flour-Bread.aspx

    The probiotic is a fairly good one, but you shouldn’t take any one type throughout the treatment. I would change brands after you’ve used that one. More information on probiotics is in the post below.
    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst1108_Lactobacillus-acidophilus-DDS1.aspx

    I only had one colonic. I can’t afford to see her often.

    That’s no problem. Most people who cure their infestation do so without ever having a colonic. You’re better off without them.

    I should probably start a coffee enema.

    Actually, that’s probably the last thing you should do outside of maybe eating a couple of cupcakes.

    Thanks for your help. It feels comforting to know theres some kind of support system.

    Someone on the forum will always be willing to help you out. Just ask, you’ll receive an answer.

    The protocol and diet that the forum members use are linked below.

    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst1334_From-Able-and-Raster-The-Protocol.aspx

    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst1136_ALLOWED-FOODS-LIST.aspx

    Please let us know if you have more questions.
    Able

    #74118

    Positivo
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    I also have a renew life probiotic that I have used in the past.
    I take about 1-2 tablespoons of ev coconut oil daily with 5 drops of cinnamon bark oil which I read helps with the white coating on the tongue.

    I plan on doing a colonic and then starting a green juice fast for a couple days then Starting the diet with all the allowed veggies, eggs, and organic chicken. Then I’ll stick to that for a while and look into the candidate that I saw on the link you posted.

    Important question: Is candida contagious?

    Thanks for the fast reply. Means a lot, please let me know what you think about the juice fast.

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    Able900
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    I take about 1-2 tablespoons of ev coconut oil daily with 5 drops of cinnamon bark oil which I read helps with the white coating on the tongue.

    You could raise the coconut oil as high as 16 teaspoons a day if male, if female, 12 should be sufficient. By the way, don’t do this all at one time but very slowing such as adding one teaspoonful a day.

    Then I’ll stick to that for a while and look into the candidate that I saw on the link you posted.

    Molybdenum is more important when it comes to protecting your liver and kidneys from the toxins.

    Important question: Is candida contagious?

    Candida has been known to be passed via sexual intercourse, but naturally this is through unprotected sex as well as intercourse taking place three times or more within a 24 hour period. In addition, in order for a person to contract Candida in this manner, all other aspects would have to be present. In other words, the environment would need to be perfect for a yeast overgrowth.

    please let me know what you think about the juice fast.

    I mentioned what I think about juicing, and a juice fast is also extremely beneficial; of course that depends on whether or not your body can handle it without causing more harm. You’ve already lost a lot of weight; do you know what a fast of any type would do?

    #74120

    Positivo
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    I mentioned what I think about juicing, and a juice fast is also extremely beneficial; of course that depends on whether or not your body can handle it without causing more harm. You’ve already lost a lot of weight; do you know what a fast of any type would do?

    Able,
    I have read that it gives your digestive system a break because the nutrients are readily available when juicing and it should help strengthen my immune system. I would expect die off and weight lose but I would juice fast for at least 3 days and then take it from there to see how I feel and if I should continue to a full week and so on. I’m also suspicious about taking so many supplements. May I ask have you experienced candida and were you able to heal yourself or make significant progress?

    #74145

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    Positivo wrote: I’m also suspicious about taking so many supplements. May I ask have you experienced candida and were you able to heal yourself or make significant progress?

    Please understand that you do not start all of the supplements at one time. You want to start them very slowly by introducing one at a time. Of course there’s no law that states that you have to take any of the supplements mentioned, the final decision as to whether or not to take them is yours, not ours.

    To answer your question; yes, I contracted Candida well over a year ago and have been completely cured for around six months. I used the protocol on the forum to cure the infestation which is why I posted it here for everyone to benefit from. I have no guarantee for you that it will cure you, all I have is the testimony that I was cured with it.

    Thanks, and good luck.
    Able

    #74151

    raster
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    You should look into a vitamin called zypan by standard process. It will help completely eliminate any gas problems that you may have. It has worked really well for me.

    For weight gain, you should try the teff bread I make under the coconut bread recipe. Another idea is to try coconut milk (if you are not allergic) in the coming weeks/months. I am slightly allergic to it so cannot handle it. In time the weight loss will subside and I have actually managed to gain some weight with the diet. Also chicken, buffalo, or lamb sausage is pretty high in fat and can help with weight gain.

    If you need any food suggestions, I would be happy to help.

    I would consider cutting the rice and following the allowed foods list:
    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst1136_ALLOWED-FOODS-LIST.aspx

    I would consider substituting it with buckwheat.

    There will become a time when you are virtually symptom free, it just takes time, patience, and a good plan.

    For constipation tips, check out this post:
    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst1098_Constipation-Remedies.aspx

    -raster

    #74173

    Positivo
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    Raster thank you for the info. I used to drink coconut milk unsweetened from trader joes but I focus more on water and veggie juice. I actually love juicing. I’ll also look into buckwheat?

    Able, do you still follow the same strict diet today or have you modified it to fit your personal needs?

    #74179

    Positivo
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    Also what do you guys think about quinoa?

    #74245

    Tina
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    Full fat cocnut milk by native forest is great to help you get the good fats you need. You can make green smoothies or yogurt using your probiotics. Also good to eat fermented, live foods.
    Check out some recipes on elanas pantry for pancakes and crackers using almond flour….great for take along snacks.
    It’s definitely hard being social with this diet but if you bring some snacks with you, you will be more prepared to enjoy social events. I also bring stevia packets and make myself a lemonade coctail with water, lemons and stevia.
    If you are experiencing a lot of gas still you might want to take a broad spectrum enzyme to help with digestion. Chew your food really well. Try to keep a log of when you get the gas ( i.e. is it with high protein meals or raw cruciferous vegetables).
    There might be underlying food intolerances as well. two great probiotics are klaires vital 10 and gut pro. You want to slowly increase your probiotic intake….start at one before bedtime….if tolerated add a second in the morning on empty stomach. You want to find your perfect dose for your body weight( refer to gaps diet). Once on max dose for 6 months add in Sach b probiotic which is good for candida. Alternate taking Sach b one day on the other the next day. Good luck!

    #74249

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    Tina wrote: two great probiotics are klaires vital 10 and gut pro.

    Probiotics advocated by the forum “experts” which are better for treating a Candida albicans infestation:
    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst1108_Lactobacillus-acidophilus-DDS1.aspx

    Check out some recipes on elanas pantry for pancakes and crackers using almond flour….

    According to research analysis the average almond flour contains 500/g of yeast/mold; the analysis also shows an average of 100/g Coliform bacteria. Coliform are rod-shaped pathogens that commonly cause gastrointestinal ailments. For these reasons, Bob’s Organic Coconut Flour is a better choice.

    If you are experiencing a lot of gas still you might want to take a broad spectrum enzyme to help with digestion.

    Swedish non-alcohol digestive bitters are a better choice. This is because they stimulate the production of natural enzymes in the body. When individual enzymes are supplied, over time the stimulating nerves stop working and the enzymes must be artificially supplied to the body indefinitely.
    In addition, when the bitters are taken just before or immediately after meals they allow the body to produce its own enzymes in the type and amount needed at that time.

    Able

    #74261

    Positivo
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    Thanks for the info guys. I do get gas with raw veggie. I take enzymes with them but I think chewing is the problem. I should chew more slowly. That’s a fact. I am worried that I’m not having bowel movements on this kind of diet. Any advice on that.

    Breakfast: celery, cucumber, ginger, kale, lemon juice
    3 scrambled eggs with spinach

    Lunch: chicken breast, sautéed broccoli, asparagus, green beans, Brussel sprouts in olive oil and sea salt, avocado

    Dinner: raw kale mixed greens chicken breast avocado veggie juice

    Late meal: 3 eggs and spinach

    #79629

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    Hi Positivo,

    I realise this isn’t a current post but I just wanted to say it’s nice to see someone in a similar position as me, I am also 21 and at university, I went on the Candida diet in the second semester of my first year (well over a year ago) because I like you felt sometimes I couldn’t even leave my dorm room, I suffered badly from CFS and IBS.

    You’re probably doing pretty well (there are set backs and ups and downs all the time) and managing your symptoms but I just wanted to say that there is hope for a social life. I’ve been really lucky and made an absolutely wonderful set of friends who more than accept my odd eating habits. I know that you sound like the crazy person at first when all your friends are eating the same food and you’re having protein and vegetables but I’ve found if you don’t let it bother you it won’t bother others and now when I meet new people they have no trouble accepting the way I eat. I’m known for being the super healthy one of all of us but the others certainly don’t mind, it’s a bit of a running joke and never an issue. In fact one of my friends constantly thanks me for showing her how easy it is to incorporate healthy meals and other people will always congratulate you on your will power and say they wish they could do the same. Most people really want to lead a healthier life style, so be grateful you are.

    As for going out drinking that’s obviously an issue I’ve struggled with and perhaps a reason I’m not cured (althought there could be many), I rarely drink which is something people do find harder to accept but am always keen to partake in any other activity. You can and should be fun to be around without drinking. Eating out can be stressful but I always approach it with an open mind and find that it is others who become more worried for me (trying to find places for me to eat), most restraunts are more than happy to grilled fish or meat with salad.

    Remember your on the candida diet to get your life back not to ruin it more so don’t let it dictate or define your life. I know from experience that this is a rollercoaster but as long as you stay positive you know set backs will pass, at the end of the day you are (probably) 100xs healthier than you would have been without this diet so if healthy eating and outlook on food is all you gain from it (unlikely) you are miles ahead of most of the population. :).

    I would love to here how your doing and any ways you’ve found to cope with socialising, studying etc?

    Joanna

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