- August 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm #64487
Has anyone experienced chronic constipation before and after starting the Candida diet? I feel better in other areas but no matter how many vegies I eat I still cant “go”. Ive had this problem for yrs. Ive tried everything!!! Nothing works unless I take several laxatives. I thought the Candida diet was the answer to my prayers but now Im not so sure. Any thoughts?August 4, 2011 at 5:12 pm #64489
Hello, and welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately, constipation is fairly normal with most Candida sufferers. Which antifungals are you on? And I assume you’re taking a probiotic, if so, what’s the count and strain number?
Simply put Candida plus low flora in the system equal constipation. You should be taking organic coconut oil as well as a high count of probiotics, both will help.
AbleAugust 4, 2011 at 5:27 pm #64490
Thank you! Ive only been on the diet 4 days. So, Im probably being inpatient. Im currently not on any probiotics cuz I have no idea what ones to buy or strains or any of that kinda stuff. So, If you have any advice on that, stuff that would be great! Any help I can get is great!!! And I will look for organic coconut oil. Also, what antifungals?August 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm #64493
amack1841 wrote: Also, what antifungals?
You really should start by reading the posts on the forum. You can learn a lot that will help you through your treatment. The answer to most – if not all of your questions are on the forum. If you can’t find a particular subject, certainly you should ask about it.
If you’ve only been on the diet for four days, wait at least another seven days before starting any antifungals or probiotics. The reason for this is that the diet normally causes die-off symptoms, and if it does, the antifungals and probiotic will only add to the die-off sickness.
To help with the constipation, you can start taking two teaspoons a day of the coconut oil, the next day add another spoon, then move up to four teasspoons. Contact the forum again after that, or before, to let us know how you’re doing with the coconut oil. Be sure to purchase only the “organic” pure coconut oil from a health food store.
What are you Candida symptoms?
You have at least seven days to research the site, you can learn volumes of useful information about Candida during that time, information that you’ll need to cure your infestation.
AbleAugust 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm #64503
I got the coconut oil. Now Only if I could find the recipe for the coconut bread.August 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm #64511
The coconut bread recipe is located in the “Recipe” section of the forum under the “Lunch / Dinner” category.
AbleSeptember 11, 2011 at 3:17 pm #65243
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amack1841 wrote: Has anyone experienced chronic constipation before and after starting the Candida diet? I feel better in other areas but no matter how many vegies I eat I still cant “go”. Ive had this problem for yrs. Ive tried everything!!! Nothing works unless I take several laxatives. I thought the Candida diet was the answer to my prayers but now Im not so sure. Any thoughts?
I’m new here and learning about all this myself but I do know of 2 different natural sources that combat constipation. The elders here could tell you whether these are not allowed in the candida diet.
The first is chlorella. A marine algae taken for its high protein content and its ability to remove heavy metals from the human body. In amounts of usually about 2 to 4 grams [4 to 8 ’00’caps] constipation turns to normal or wet stool.
The other is He Shou Wu, also called Fo-Ti. This is a Chinese remedy and 1 of the 10 great Chinese herbs. Please google it to see if it is right for you.
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