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  • #93968

    LESNYC
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    Days 1-3
    ONLY eating fish, chicken, green veggies, turnips, water, green tea, sunflower butter, tahini, goat cheese. 7/10 Chlorella tablets, bentonite clay (soaked overnight), estrovera, hormonal oil. Sage enemas a few times a week. 1 tbs of coconut oil, 2 caps of Aloe+herbs,

    Still shocked by the effect of not eating sugar or wheat is having. I have a host of health problems that I’ll list soon.
    For three days, super tired, off and on, sore throat, vertigo, flu-like symptoms, trouble sleeping. Itching the first night. Hot flashes (worse than before).
    Today, I had planned to go out and buy some supplements but felt too tired. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll get molybdenum and caprylic acid in the morning. Maybe also oregano oil… I’m ordering Candidate unless I can find it somewhere in NYC. Please let me know if you know of a p,ace that has it here. I’m wondering a out silver colloidal and olive leaf…

    Luckily, not many cravings, only apple pie craving today. I think that’s because I’ve been taking chlorella in small doses for months. I did yearn for a lighter protein other then fish and chicken. I ran to the corner store and bought some
    celery and tahini. I had that for dinner. I’m excited that it was filling. I don’t want to eat more than 2.5 portions of chicken/fish daily.

    #94205

    LESNYC
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    Days 4-6:

    ONLY eating fish, chicken, green veggies, turnips, water, green tea, sunflower butter, tahini, goat cheese. 7/10 Chlorella tablets, bentonite clay (soaked overnight), estrovera, hormonal oil. Sage enemas a few times a week. 1 tbs of coconut oil, 2 caps of Aloe+herbs,

    Got molybdenum., oregano oil and caprylic acid on day 4. They helped A LOT! Was able to do errands and function better.
    Serious sore throat and sinus drainage. I used a throat spray and that helped. I wonder about the spray, though, since it has glycerin. I also took 1 propolis and 1 rice based Bcomplex capsule. Is there sugar in any of those? What about the papaya pills I’m taking for pancreas support?

    Also got Pau D’arco tea yesterday and drank 2 cups. Queasy stomach and some constipation. Not sure if from tea or smaller quantity of veggies or what…

    #94216

    Able900
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    LESNYC;32646 wrote: I also took 1 propolis and 1 rice based Bcomplex capsule. Is there sugar in any of those? What about the papaya pills I’m taking for pancreas support?

    Check the labels; if a supplement contains sugar, it should be stated on the label. I wouldn’t take that B complex
    for very long, the imbalance of B vitamin amounts that these pills usually have can cause deficiencies.

    Also got Pau D’arco tea yesterday and drank 2 cups. Queasy stomach and some constipation. Not sure if from tea or smaller quantity of veggies or what…

    Stop taking the bentonite clay as it can cause constipation in a lot of people, and once it starts, it’ll only get worse.

    Since you’re taking Molybdenum, you should be drinking Nettle Leaf Tea.

    You may benefit from reading The Protocol that the forum uses.

    Able

    #94280

    LESNYC
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    Thanks! The papaya does contain 1 g of sugar. Yikes! So, in my first week, I’ve actually had a few g’s of sugar daily. Damn! No more papaya. The discomfort in my left side is gone now anyway. Thanks for the heads up re: B-Complex. That would explain a really weird symptom I had a few months back when I was taking it on the regular.

    Wow! Just looked more closely at my Estrovera supplement for hot flashes. It has malodextrin. Damn again! No wonder I’m not really seeing any yeast come out! Hate to stop this but it’s worth it if the results allow me to stop for good.

    I think I have a very stubborn case and I’ve probably a screwed myself by taking micro amounts of disguised sugar for the first week. And yet, my die-off symptoms are large and in charge… All I can do is keep going, take out the f’ed up supplements. I’m planning to do the strict diet anyway for 6.5 months just because I’m at my wit’s end with my digestive system and hot flashes. I’ll probably even take out the goat cheese as long as my leaky gut doesn’t return.

    #94364

    LESNYC
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    Days 7-9

    ONLY eating fish, chicken, green veggies, turnips, water, green tea, sunflower butter, tahini, goat cheese.
    7/10 Chlorella tablets, bentonite clay (soaked overnight). Sage enemas a few times a week. 1-4 tbs of coconut oil, 2 -3 caps of aloe+herbs, 8 drops do oregano oil, 2 moly’s, 2-3 caprylic acid tabs

    Wow! Still full b,own flu-like symptoms even though upped molybdenum to twice a day. Low fever, runny nose, my face hurts like right before I get a sinus infection. I pulled out my trusty neti pot for the first time in months. Definitely have to get some Vit. C today or tomorrow. I feel like my system is flooded with bacteria…

    Also increased coconut oil from 1-4 tbls. I have a love hate relationship w/ the oil. I’ve been cooking with it and taking 1 tbl. for 3 years. I love the taste but hate that I haven’t seen results…
    Upped the oregano to 4 drops morning and night.

    Spent many hours on the net reading through various Candida sites. There is a lot of conflicting info, which is disconcerting. If only the medical community would take their heads out of the sand and do more proper studies. I bet there’s an incentive NOT to investigate Candida overgrowth, since mysterious ailments = more money in their pockets.

    I did find a study about the positive effects of green tea. Good. I enjoy it cold and have always felt that it helps purge
    the body of toxins.

    “Really interesting is green tea, which does contain caffeine but which is not a fast sugar the way it is in coffee. It gets even better: although even slow sugars are bad for you when not taken in moderation, there’s a substance in green tea which “eats” excess glucose in your blood. This way you get all the health benefits from caffeine without the glucose elevating properties of caffeine in coffee.”

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/022241_sugar_food_candida.html#ixzz2HseA1Ap8
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14688042

    More controversial is Reishi mushrooms. I know for a fact, that when I started taking these last year, I saw a stream of a white substance in my urine stream initially. Sadly, I continued to eat breads/sweets and sugars with abandon. The supplement is too expensive right now, in light of all the others I need, but will probably start this again in a few months.

    “…mushrooms such as reishi, shiitake and maitake, all of which are non-destructive and healing fungi.”

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/022241_sugar_food_candida.html#ixzz2HseU3KmZ

    I read someone’s blog and also read Amazon reviews about Solaray Yeast Cleanse. Sounds promising and is very inexpensive. The only drawback I can see is that, IF the yeast adapts to it, there are few alternatives left because the ingredients contains most of the antifungals.

    The Pau D’arco tea seems to be really working. I’m drinking 2-4 cups daily. This really causes strong die-off symptoms. At least for me, when I can drink this without getting a reaction, I believe I will have gotten somewhere on this journey. I’ll also try nettles tea, ask recommended here.

    I cut out the Estrovera, since it has malto-dextrin. I ended up taking 1 serving of the papaya tabs, even though It contains 1 gram of sugar, because I seem to be having trouble digesting chicken.

    And that’s with baking it skinless with shredded ginger and coconut oil on top. My next move is to make a ginger soup with the chicken for easier digestion.

    Tomorrow is day 10. I’ve heard that 10 days is the average for feeling like crap. I hope that will w the case for me because I have a busy week ahead. I made a huge pot of collard greens w/ loads of garlic. Maybe that will speed things up. Collards make you move your bowels…

    Still doing the bentonite clay intermittently w/ oxy-mag. I’ve been doing the clay for years and I love it. I soak mine in water for 24-36 hours before drinking. Then I drink it an hour before I get out of bed, followed by a ton of water. I always have a good BM afterwards. The only problems I’ve had is when I don’t soak it first.

    I did see a liquid version in a protocol on another site…”Whole something or other.” Their protocol involves the liquid plus, capryol (sp) and psyllium. I’m not a big fan of psyllium… I have to check whether people w/ leaky gut should take it. I’m healed from LG but don’t want to risk a relapse.

    #94450

    alexalgebra
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    There are other enzymes you can take aside from the papaya ones that might be better for candida. I think raster suggests one called Pro-gest? Something like that.

    I would also recommend omitting the tahini, sunflower butter, and goat cheese due to mold possibilities.

    I’m getting some similar die-off symptoms to you as well! The vitamin C has been helping.

    #94454

    Able900
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    alexalgebra;32891 wrote: There are other enzymes you can take aside from the papaya ones that might be better for candida. I think raster suggests one called Pro-gest? Something like that.

    The best enzyme supplement is one that enables your body to make its own enzymes in the correct types and amounts.
    Swedish Digestive Bitters and Liver Flush is one supplement which is designed to do this.

    Able

    #94509

    LESNYC
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    alexalgebra;32891 wrote: There are other enzymes you can take aside from the papaya ones that might be better for candida. I think raster suggests one called Pro-gest? Something like that.

    I would also recommend omitting the tahini, sunflower butter, and goat cheese due to mold possibilities.

    I’m getting some similar die-off symptoms to you as well! The vitamin C has been helping.

    Thanks so much! The vitamin C worked like a charm, thank goodness! I didn’t think I was going to be able to hold up much longer.

    I did some cursory research on the goat cheese and nut utters, the cheese is fine (I was just taking it for my stomach but I’m feeling like I no longer need it). Pistachios and peanuts are supposed to be the nuts to avoid. I’m limiting my butter intake to 2 tblsp a day for now. They are quick easy protein that eliminates hunger for a substantial time when I need to eat fast. I’m thinking that my hypoglycemic symptoms will abate at some point. The butters with celery are a great travel snack for the short term. I hope they don’t retard my journey….I’m in it for the long haul though.

    This person has a diet posted that worked for her, much more complex than mine, and she advocates certain nut butters. (Just found this).

    http://www.candidarecovery.com/controversy.htm

    #94655

    LESNYC
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    Really bumming out. I went to get the Solaray Yeast Cleanse but found that it has rice in it. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it but I really hate that it has rice.

    I’ve stabilized, as far as my symptoms but honestly, I have only seen yeast in the toilet 2 or 3 times. And that was only after drinking the Pau D’arco tea. I’m afraid that because I’ve used been eating a lot of sugar over the years WHILE taking GSE, coconut oil, Reishi, garlic, onion, that I’ve developed some super strain of yeast that is hard to dislodge. Is it true that the living yeast eat the dead ones?

    The oregano oil is new to me but doesn’t seem to be doing a damn thing.

    Decisions, decisions. It’s gonna take a while to get the L22 or whatever it’s called. I may just have to go with the Solaray…

    #94756

    LESNYC
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    Day 10-12

    ONLY eating fish, chicken, green veggies, turnips, radishes, water, sunflower butter, tahini, goat cheese.
    Supps= 8/10 Chlorella tablets, bentonite clay (soaked for a day) a few times a week, oxy-mag a few times a week. Sage enemas a few times a week. 4-5 tbs of coconut oil, 3 caps of Aloe+Herbs. Moly as needed, 1,000 Vit. C or more, 4,000 D3, 6 drops of Oregano oil twice daily.
    Teas= 4 cups of green tea, 4 cups of nettles alternated (1 type every other day). 2-4 cups of Pau D’arco daily.
    Exercise= Sun salutation 3-5x a few times a week, walking for exercise a few times a week.

    Day 10 was my ureka day, as I had hoped. The Vit. C was a Godsend. My body was fighting so hard before that that I was beginning to get worried about the stress. Much more energy now, in fact I only get about 6 hours of sleep. I’m getting up between 4:30-5:30 every morning. I take a short nap every day though.

    Caved in and got the YeastCleanse. It’s all I can afford right now. I took 3 yesterday. Instant constipation. Nose started running. I popped a moly and felt better. This morning, I had a BM and popped another 3 YeastCleanse caps.

    I’m concerned about this (almost ) constant “clicking” in my nose and sometimes tingling in my brain. Ever since 911, (live w/n walking distance of site) I’ve been plagued with sinus issues. An MRI showed nothing unusual. A sinus specialist told me to use over the counter sinus meds. I popped those like candy for years, against my better judgement. Compromised liver/kidneys perhaps? Several courses of antibiotics, always as a last resort. Anyway, I feel like there some bacteria roosting in my sinuses.

    A top priority is purchasing the Swedish bitters and the LM22 (?). I just can’t afford to get any more supps at the moment. Yarrow tea was recommended & I’d like to include that in my tea rotation. Drink so much tea has really helped w/ fluid intake.

    I stopped 2 hormonal supps but now I’m bitchy and mean. I plan to get some Shatavari today. I used it for a few years until switching to Estrovera. It works but its vastly weaker. My ND told me my hormones are all screwed up. I took Evamist (HRT) off and on for 18 months. I’m positive that screwed me up royally.

    “One candida waste product produces a false estrogen, which tricks the body into thinking it has produced adequate levels, signaling a reduction of its own estrogen. Estrogen will literally feed candida growth, which is why birth control pills and estrogen replacement therapy put women at a greater risk of developing candida.”

    http://www.sbwellnessdirectory.com/articles/smooth_transitions_Brachtl.htm

    What I need, most of all is TOTAL BALANCE. I’m doing a lot of meditating, energy work and sacred breathing techniques. Sometimes I feel like I’ll NEVER get better no matter what. It’s been over 5 years of dealing with this… This diet is really my last hope. As soon as I can get a read on WTF is going on w/ my pancreas, I can continue w/ acupuncture and hopefully throw in some abdominal massage. Right now, the acupuncture aggravates my pancreas.

    I’ve been collecting recipes. There’s a soup made w/ zucchini I plan to try. Some Teff pancakes too. People all over the net are raving about coconut flour bread. I’m terrified to include any starch carbs. I LOVE CARBS and I feel like I’ll start eating fewer veggies and get lazy and psychologically addicted. Carbs = love for me, right now. As I’m feeling quiet lonely and sad, they basically become my roommate. Maybe in a few months?

    Yesterday I went to Westerly and got some arugula, radishes, okra and cukes. I need variety if this diet is going to work. (I dutifully peeled the cukes.) Arugula is so delicious! Like an idiot, I didn’t get any dandelion. Raw dandelion is so awesome for your liver. It’s like a superhero cape for your liver.

    #96479

    LESNYC
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    Day 30 today.

    Wow! It’s weird that today is the 30th day.

    I feel like shit, literally. First off, my funds are super low so I ran out of my aloe and my YeastCleanse. I haven’t had the aloe in a few weeks and I can tell the difference. Luckily, I’m going to get some more aloe in a few moments.

    Second, once I got on the bread kick, it was a double edged sword. In about 2-3 weeks, I’ve made at least 3-4 batches of buckwheat bread and 2 batches of coconut bread. Like a simpleton, I ate fewer veggies whenever I had the bread around. Ugg!

    Third, exhausted of eating fowl and fish. I just feel incredibly stuffed up. And this is with a few enemas a week.

    Fourth, I had to get back on my Estrovera (the support w/ the malto-dextrin). I try to take it with caprylic acid to kill any yeast that is lusting for the malto-dextrin… I also put myself on Shatavari. It’s supposed to be good for ulcers and hormones.

    Fifth, today, I was really going crazy for sonething naughty. It was either gonna be some yam fries, a Naked Green zveggie juice (has fruit juice), or a gluten free cupcake sweetened w/agave. Turns out I bought a dark chocolate bar sweetened with stevia. It was yucky, but I ate half.

    I have made the bold decision to do a liquid fast. I know the signs of needing to fast. Even though I’ve been eating massive amounts of cabbage, spinach, turnips… I just feel so totally gross.

    My plan is to drink 5 teas: yarrow, nettles, peppermint, Pau D’arco, green tea, water and possible a cup of fresh almond milk a day (w/Stevia?). Step up the aloe, go to 12 chlorellas a day, continue w/ the caprylic, coconut oil, moly, Vit. C/D, & other supps mentioned earlier; and do the enemas.

    My hypoglycemia symptoms have decreased so I’m hoping I can do this for a short while. I just need to empty out…

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