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    karencroskrey
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    I need to vent! I don’t know if I’m just a wimp or if everyone feels like this off and on, but sometimes I feel like hopeless and I want to just give up. I’m so depressed wondering if I’ll ever get better. This dang diet has made me loose so much weight and I didn’t have much to begin with, so that adds a lot of stress to the process. I’m currently 92 pounds and should be way past the point of loosing weight as I’ve been on the diet for 2.5 months (is that all, it feels like it’s been at least 5 months). I have some improvement in symptoms and I know it takes a lot of time, but with all the effort I’ve been putting into changing my diet etc. I feel disappointed that there isn’t more of an improvement. It’s so discouraging not knowing when/if I can have a normal life again. I’m only 23 years old and it’s depressing thinking about how much longer I have to live and possibly eat like this…anybody else just want to eat a gigantic bowl of chocolate ice cream and give up?

    I’ve worked too hard to throw it down the drain at this point, but a few times a week I get really sad/mad about my situation to the point of wanting to give up and throwing a pity party which includes a fair share of tears.

    Any words on encouragement? Can anyone relate?

    Karen

    #110792

    Katemate3
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    I was just about to post a similar thread! (No need to now! :))

    Yes I feel like you, I’m fed up of it all. I’m fed up of having to explain to people what I’m doing, and them not knowing anything about it (or thinking it’s bollocks!) So many people have said ‘Isn’t there just some pills you can take for it?’ I’m tired of being tired, of feeling so low and crying everyday…. I know it sounds pathetic, but the non-alcohol thing is the worst for me, it is how all my friends socialise, and i’ve moved to a new city so don’t know anyone. And as I have some social anxiety already it seems to be getting worse…

    Any one have any tips for the anxiety that comes with Candida? I’m finding that really hard.

    BUT

    There are a lot of people on the forum who have been helped by the diet and do see improvement, so I think we do just have to keep at it. What are the symptoms you are experiencing? Surely you don’t want them not to go away. When i’m in ‘fighting mode’ I try and think how healthy I will be getting, and that although a year seems like a long amount of time, in the grand grand scheme of MY WHOLE LIFE, it isn’t that long. I’m pretty sure all this stuff will make us stronger people, and when we are back to full health think how much we’ll be really grateful and enjoy life! I see people with full health eating all kinds of stuff I would LOVE TO and they are still miserable! If they only knew!! ha ha.

    Weight wise- I am very new to the diet so I am sure most people here will be able to help you properly with gaining weight tips. But I think if you keep eating fats like avacado, chicken etc. that will help. Also are you making any of the yummy deserts recommended? It may not be chocolate ice cream, but these are pretty tasty- http://blog.vimergy.com/stevia-winners-and-carob-coconut-blobs/

    #110801

    bouncygal
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    I’m 24

    TO PUT ON WEIGHT: Dink Coconut milk, its really fattening. Cover all your foods in oils. Eat heaps of coconut bread and nut spreads (almond butter) if your eating nuts. Thats what i do.

    MY 2CENTS: I go to parties nearly every week, and there is nearly always someone who will bother me and pressure me to have “just one drink” especially because of how much i used to have.

    I am also sooo tired. I have a boyfriend i can’t even have sex with. it was a big enjoyable part of my life.

    Its hard road but imagine if you let candida fester??

    We are here for you!!!! I so know what your going though.

    Loads of loooovveee Bouncy

    #110817

    karencroskrey
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    Thank you girls for your support and encouragement! And thank for the desert recipe, Katemate. I saw that it has carob powder in it. I’ve never heard of that. I’ll have to check it out and make that. Bouncygal, I’m also 24…I put 23 because I forgot I turned 24…yikes! I have a 11 month old, so I’m allowed to forget my age. 🙂

    #110860

    raster
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    What is your diet like and what supplements are you taking?

    I can understand your frustration. By going the “treat your own route” its going to be very difficult in my opinion to reach “a cure.” You may benefit from a naturopathic doctor who who can the decisions for you, because we all have different symptoms that require specific ways to treat them.

    -raster

    #110867

    karencroskrey
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    I’ve been waiting until my health insurance kicks in before I go and see a doctor… which is actually tomorrow!! I am planning on trying to find someone to help me. Will most or all naturopathic doctors recognize and address candidiasis?

    My diet isn’t perfect, and it’s pretty boring, so don’t be too disappointed in me.
    Breakfast: Oat bran w/stevia, cinnamon and a couple blueberries, raspberries and stawberries (I try to eat as little fruit as I can stand with it since I know I’m not suppose to have any).
    Lunch and dinner: Chicken, beef or turkey salad with red peppers, loads of avocado, unsalted sunflower seeds, hemp oil and freshly squeezed lemon, and a large side of broiled zucchini.
    Snacks: Macadamia nuts and coconut bread.

    Supplements: Biotin 1000mcg, 50 billion capsule probiotic, coconut oil, molybdenum 250mg 3x daily, Nettle Leaf 2 capsules 3x daily, Vitamin C 1,000mg 1-2x daily, Vitamin B50 complex, vitamon D3 5,000IU, Vitamin E 400IU, HCL 1000mg 3x daily. I’m expecting some vitamin A in the mail tomorrow and will start that then.

    #110869

    raster
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    Your habits aren’t the best, especially with meals. For meals, I would try to eat 3-4 course meals to the point where you feel quite full afterwards. I also would cut out the beef which causes chronic constipation. Beef takes 1-2 days to digest whereas chicken and fish take hours to digest. You need to double the amount of food you eat or more.

    The sunflower seeds and macadamia nuts likely are setting you back due to the amount of molds they contain. I would consider cutting these out for a period of time and re-introduce in stage 2. I would substitute with other items. I recently suggested this to my wife as well because she is on the diet.

    It also sounds like you haven’t tried SF722 and HMF neuro which are the best anti-candida products I have tried essentially. SF722 causes the candida to morph from the pathogenic to non-pathogenic form and is mentioned in the protocol. HMF neuro is the only human derived probiotic on the market.

    Most naturopath’s can treat candida overgrowth (also known as CRC or candida related complex). Its just a matter of whether they are effective or not.

    -raster

    #110871

    karencroskrey
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    I’ll try to find those supplements and add them to what I’m already taking, thank you.

    If I’m not experiencing any constipation do I still need to cut out the beef? I’m not sure how to double the amount of food I eat…I feel so limited with what I can eat and the amount of time I have to prepare a meal. I have a daughter that is 11 months old and requires a lot of attention. Do you have any suggestions on what I can add? Any suggestions on substitutions for the nuts?

    Thanks for your help.

    #110875

    raster
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    With the nuts I would consider soaking them first; if you were to roast them this would also reduce the mold.

    If you are having less than 3 bm’s per day this is considered constipation.

    I would look at making the breads, make smoothies, and get more creative with food preparation. For instance, my wife prepares and freezes a bunch of indian food (dinners) for the whole month and she warms them up when she wants to eat them. She makes other types of food but this is just an example.

    I would eat a salad with both lunch and dinner plus a serving of one of the breads. Also buckwheat groats are a great rice replacement and have similar texture/flavor…takes like 15 minutes to make it. Teff and millet are also great grains you can have on the diet and have a lot of nutritional properties and benefits.

    If you are a big veggie person you can get really creative with veggies.

    Rutabegas are a great potato replacement and are strongly anti-fungal.

    Soups are an easy way to go with the diet and you could just reheat them when you want them, and it helps with your digestion.

    Smoothies are a way you could get proper nutrition…blend up the stuff you aren’t too fond of and drink it down real quickly. Make a broccoli, kale, kefir, brazil nut, and berry smoothie!

    Kefir is liquid yogurt and contains high levels of probiotics. With kefir you can make kefir cheese, kefir bread, etc. There’s a lot out there you can do with kefir and it’ll annihilate the yeast.

    Celery is a good snack to have between meals. In stage 2/3 you could have it with almond butter.

    Things should get easier over time as you get better.

    -raster

    #110883

    karencroskrey
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    Thanks for the great ideas! Are you recommending berries on the diet then? And I’m confused about when to go to stage 2 of the diet.

    #110885

    raster
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    It’s up to you whether or not to consume berries but I found them to beneficial because of their anti-inflammatory properties and the amount of beneficial vitamins found within them.

    You should go to stage 2 when you are basically symptom free which could take a long time.

    We follow different stages on the forum:

    stage 0: the optional cleanse
    stage 1: the long term strict diet
    stage 2: less strict diet with more molds, starches, sugars, etc.
    stage 3: basically a healthy non-candida diet.

    -raster

    #110889

    karencroskrey
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    Now I can feel a little less guilty when I eat my berries. I’ve been eating them almost the whole time I’ve been on this diet. Would you recommend trying to limit the amount you eat (of berries), or do you eat as much as you want?

    Is there a site you went to to find out information on making kefir and kefir cheese? Thanks for letting me pick your brain!

    #110891

    Beat Candida
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    This is an excellent site: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/starter-cultures/kefir-cultures.html

    You can download a whole Kefir Recipe there.

    Good Luck!!

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