- June 5, 2013 at 5:54 pm #105730
Donna VMemberTopics: 1Replies: 7
I am 56 years old and live in Alaska. I never understood Candida and people’s problems with it until I was given a package of Wisconsin cheeses—I ate some for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Everything in moderation–I didn’t. I now know that I have always had Candida. (I had a white tongue that no matter how I scrubbed wouldn’t go away. Doctors didn’t care about it.) Three years ago my 12 year old daughter moved in with her Heavenly Parents after battling a rare cancer for two years. During that time and for the year afterwards, I gained a lot of weight and ate all kinds of “comfort” foods, especially my favorite, ice cream. In the fall of 2011, I decided it was time to focus on me and regain my healthy self as I was 205 pounds and climbing. I am 5’7″. I stopped all sugars, grains and starchy carbs. I went on a high fat, medium protein and low carb diet. I know what makes my blood glucose skyrocket and what doesn’t. I’ve lost 50 pounds and have kept it off. I know it will take a while to regain my metabolic health; I’m patient. Cancer taught me that.
I should point out that I had cut out all dairy including my kefir cheese and flax oil as all the doctors said that was not good, which didn’t make any sense as they suggested I eat plain yogurt. I KNOW what is in my kefir cheese! I had already been eating coconut oil; so I continued that. I do not eat breads even buckwheat or sourdough, rice or potatoes. I drink lots of water and an occasional herbal tea with a black tea if I am stressed, which is no longer very often. I use EFT if I need to. I have a rare cup of Mexican coffee if I have a headache that Exederin won’t touch as it staves off migraines for me. I don’t like coffee, so I add a tablespoon of whipping cream. I use Sweet Leaf Stevia or Xylitol for sweetening, but don’t really crave sweets anymore. I make a coconut oil, coconut (unsweetened) and cocoa mixture that I use as my dessert when I need a treat.
In January 2013, I visited my sister in New Mexico who had been fighting Candida for 1 1/2 years. She was drinking molasses and baking soda daily. I had read something negative about this, but didn’t remmember what; so I didn’t want to do that. I started with a Candida cleanse that her health store offered for $27 and I liked other products from the company as they were all herbs. (My Alaskan health food store only sold products for $83 from a very good company.) I didn’t really feel any different after following the directions. I called the company and they told me I needed another round with additional products such as probiotics. I followed their suggestions and still didn’t feel any differently.
I added L-glutamine and Pau D’Arco tea as I read that that helps combat Candida. My naturopath gave me Diflucan; that helped. I had to use it for a month, and my tongue became pink. I ate 1.5 oz of potato at a special dinner. Bloating occurred and I knew I had just caused it to be full-blown again. I paid for the Nature’s Sunshine cleanse at $83! No difference! I called the company and followed their additional product recommendations. I learned I was doing the probiotics incorrectly. The bottle said with meals–I was supposed to do it between meals! So I started taking them at 5AM before my 8AM breakfast and when I went to bed. I have used the Nature’s Sunshine product three times. No difference.
Two months ago, I learned about DoTerra essential oils and started their Candida protocal, which was really a GI tract cleanser followed by probiotics. That was for 15 days. I then started taking the following essential oils 5 drops each: oregano, melaleuka, and lemon. I added Dr. Christopher’s Cayenne pepper of 5 drops. I added these with the last box of the NS cleanse.
I returned to my naturopath who gave me a stronger dose of Diflucan along with Nystatin. My tongue is whiter than when I went to see her! A few days ago, my kidneys started hurting. I use a hot compress and rosemary essential oil. I reduced my supplements, stopped the essential oils, and stopped drinking the Pau D’Arco tea. (Boy, is that nasty stuff!) I have only slight right kidney pain now.
I am grateful to have come upon this group. Thank you for any help you have. I have read a number of people’s posts but have not learned really what to do differently. I do not know how to request the strict diet as I am new to forums of this style. Thank you for your assistance.
Donna in AlaskaJune 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm #105733
Donna VMemberTopics: 1Replies: 7
I just downloaded The Ultimate Diet; so will give this a shot and let you know how I am faring. My last word, “Oh, good grief!” I believe that moderation in all things is vital. I know that stress and poor eating during our cancer adventure was the cause of my body being out of balance. Donna in AlaskaJune 5, 2013 at 7:48 pm #105742
shayfoMemberTopics: 18Replies: 668
Hey Donna, welcome. If you’d like to read up on the protocol most forum members are following, you can find it here: http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst1334_From-Able-and-Raster-The-Protocol.aspx
To get the strict diet list that’s to be used in conjunction with the protocol, send a private message to Able900. You’ll find a “PM” button under his post on the protocol thread to send a message.
It sounds like you’ve got a good mindset and clear head for this! I wish you luck.June 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm #105754
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6828
First of all, I wouldn’t focus on the cleanses anymore because obviously they don’t do much in regards to the candida numbers. I would consider a liver cleanse because the liver effects so many things in the body.
Additionally, if you want to reduce your migraines, I would look no further than reducing the inflammation of your gut. You can do this by doing an anti-inflammatory diet, anti-inflammatory supplements, etc.
We have a strict forum food list, if you are interested email able900.
I would focus on probiotics on bringing you a cure, not antifungals. Antifungals just kill the candida…what you need to do is change the environment within the gut so that candida doesn’t thrive nearly as much.
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