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  • #113835

    Vegan Catlady
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    A few years ago (maybe 3) I was gardening and found a giant purple welt on my leg.
    It was very large, round and hot. Itchy!
    A few days later it receded, but on the OTHER leg, another purple welt!

    This went on for a week or so (3-4 welts,never together, always on opposite legs)
    and I went to the clinic.

    Not knowing what it was,they prescribed me 3 different antibiotics, and then gave me ANOTHER one a few days later when I couldnt tolerate one of them.

    I took them for about 4 days before I got so sick from them I begged to be off them.
    Coincidentally, my tests came back the same day and I had NO infection!
    They found a name for the welts that show up on only the front of legs and opposite ones
    ( I cant remember and wish I could), only that people with severely compromised immune systems get it. Like people with HIV.)

    I was tested for many scary diseases, and they came up negative.

    After this experience, I couldnt eat normal for about 8 months.
    Everyday was acid reflux, I couldnt swallow sometimes since my throat would close up from it,
    and even sipping water would trigger a heaving episode.
    I lost a lot of weight.

    I saw a digestion specialist, and after only 10 minutes with me (and hundreds of dollars later) she said heres a prescription (an 80$ one) you might have to take it the rest of your life. Cant tell yet.

    I might mention here that my diet was not vegan, but super clean. I didnt eat much junkfood, and I wasnt a regular drinker. Maybe you could call it paleo-like.

    Anyway I never took the meds.

    I was getting localized candida attacks and didnt know at the time that it was probably throughout my body, so I was casual with treatment because it would keep getting better.

    Then I went vegan and could eat again! Anything I wanted, NO REFLUX! Not even occasionally!

    I was still having candida attacks until I was told that fat in my diet was not letting sugar get absorbed quickly and made it circulate in my blood longer than it ought to,triggering candida.

    So I removed all overt fats.

    Its been about 1 1/2 years since I went vegan, and the attacks still come and go.

    Yesterday was the worst, I had a “hangover” so bad that I went a little insane and totally freaked out. Screaming,yelling,paranoia, headache and severe “drunkeness”.

    I kid you NOT, I thought I was going to die.

    I have an appointment with my doctor in a few days.
    Until then, I eat advils to help the headaches. Still super dizzy/hangover. Eyesight blurry.
    Itchy all over. Fearful of any liquid that isnt just plain water.

    I eat a diet now that is not friendly to candida, but the day before yesterday I was eating crackers and cookies, just because of the holidays. I paid HUGE for it.
    A banana the next morning set me off drunk-feeling and I couldnt string 5 words together.

    Knowing im not alone here is what is keeping me from going postal on that clinic from years ago.

    Please someone tell me this isnt forever and that I will someday go back to eating sugar again.

    #114094

    Vegan Catlady
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    Okay, so in the interest of anyone this might benefit, im going to continue.
    You never know.

    I have done a significant amount of reading.
    So much conflicting information out there.
    What irritates me MOST is that ALMOST ALL THE INFORMATION ON THE WEB IS REGURGITATED. This means that there is only a very small percentage that is written from first hand experience. Then, to make things worse, the “first hand experience” is usually someone trying something so briefly as to make the try useless.

    First, I believe animal products are bad news. The excess protein works your kidneys.
    the excess fat works your liver. It carries toxins. Antibiotics in amounts you will never know about.

    Dairy is bad news. I love hearing “but my milk is hormone free!” HERES WHAT: no its not.
    Mama cows that just gave up their newborn so that WE can have cheese and milk STILL have loads of natural hormone in their milk that would not pose a problem to a baby COW, but definitely pose a problem to US.
    Antibiotics are added to FEED. But they will tell you we dont not shoot up our cows/pigs/ect with antibiotics.

    Now, I havent consumed any of these things in over a year and a half, and I have been diligently raw till 4 or MOSTLY raw for 8 months. With zero overt fats…which means I dont add oils to my my foods.

    I cant remember the last time I got sick with anything except a bad period….until NOW.

    Candida should not be presenting, unless my immune system is compromised and lacking in some way,OR…..
    there are things that have not been considered yet.

    Really…I hydrate regularly and my foods are clean, and limited to fruits and veggies. So what gives?

    After doing alot of detective work, it occurred to me that last year’s blood test showed that my hemoglobin was within range but the lowest on the scale.Literally.
    My iron was fine BUT my iron STORES were non existent!
    My vitamin D level was very low.
    I find this hilarious, that I live in the “sunshine state” and my vitamin D is low…but im vegan and my B-12 is nice and high with no supplementation.

    So I began researching links to iron-deficiency anemia, vitamin D deficiency, and candida.

    It would seem there are studies showing weakly conclusive links.

    If its been 9 months since my last blood test and I was that low THEN … MAYBE im terribly deficient now and this is triggering my candida issues. Its a long shot, but its worth a look-see.

    I should know next week what my blood numbers are.

    In the meantime, I have been waffling in and out of denial.
    I feel awful and im sure candida is wrecking my life, then I feel rebellious and say screw it, im having sugar and fuck candida.
    I make a cup of coffee, throw some sugar in it, and wait.
    And wait.
    Nothing.
    I get confident and eat 4 pistachios. BAM! I feel like my throat is going to close and my heart is racing.
    WTF IS THAT???? I used to be able to eat a whole BAG of these in one sitting back in the day!
    Confirmation candida is still hanging out.

    Decided to experiment with coconut oil. Im not allergic, so why not? I love me coconut!
    I put maybe 1/8 tsp on some veggies and HOLY MOLY- my heart starts racing, sore throat, sore sinuses, chest hurts,
    Im freaking out. Lasts about 2-3 hours.
    Another confirmation that something is not right with me still.

    So….while I wait for the blood results, I transition to coconut MILK (much better!) and hopefully work my way up to using the oil in the future.

    I have decided that I personally resonate with Dr Morse’s idea of what candida is all about.
    He seems to think that building the adrenals and cleaning out the lymph (or moving it) will be the cure everytime.
    Dont know how accurate that is because everything sounds good until experience tells you otherwise,
    but im leaning towards that perspective until I can rule it out.

    Once I rule it out (and I prefer not to), im hitting the diflucan.
    Ruling it out could take a long time, so im getting this coconut themed party started.

    #114106

    candida_sucks
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    Vegan Catlady;52615 wrote: Okay, so in the interest of anyone this might benefit, im going to continue.
    You never know.

    I have done a significant amount of reading.
    So much conflicting information out there.
    What irritates me MOST is that ALMOST ALL THE INFORMATION ON THE WEB IS REGURGITATED. This means that there is only a very small percentage that is written from first hand experience. Then, to make things worse, the “first hand experience” is usually someone trying something so briefly as to make the try useless.

    First, I believe animal products are bad news. The excess protein works your kidneys.
    the excess fat works your liver. It carries toxins. Antibiotics in amounts you will never know about.

    Dairy is bad news. I love hearing “but my milk is hormone free!” HERES WHAT: no its not.
    Mama cows that just gave up their newborn so that WE can have cheese and milk STILL have loads of natural hormone in their milk that would not pose a problem to a baby COW, but definitely pose a problem to US.
    Antibiotics are added to FEED. But they will tell you we dont not shoot up our cows/pigs/ect with antibiotics.

    Now, I havent consumed any of these things in over a year and a half, and I have been diligently raw till 4 or MOSTLY raw for 8 months. With zero overt fats…which means I dont add oils to my my foods.

    I cant remember the last time I got sick with anything except a bad period….until NOW.

    Candida should not be presenting, unless my immune system is compromised and lacking in some way,OR…..
    there are things that have not been considered yet.

    Really…I hydrate regularly and my foods are clean, and limited to fruits and veggies. So what gives?

    After doing alot of detective work, it occurred to me that last year’s blood test showed that my hemoglobin was within range but the lowest on the scale.Literally.
    My iron was fine BUT my iron STORES were non existent!
    My vitamin D level was very low.
    I find this hilarious, that I live in the “sunshine state” and my vitamin D is low…but im vegan and my B-12 is nice and high with no supplementation.

    So I began researching links to iron-deficiency anemia, vitamin D deficiency, and candida.

    It would seem there are studies showing weakly conclusive links.

    If its been 9 months since my last blood test and I was that low THEN … MAYBE im terribly deficient now and this is triggering my candida issues. Its a long shot, but its worth a look-see.

    I should know next week what my blood numbers are.

    In the meantime, I have been waffling in and out of denial.
    I feel awful and im sure candida is wrecking my life, then I feel rebellious and say screw it, im having sugar and fuck candida.
    I make a cup of coffee, throw some sugar in it, and wait.
    And wait.
    Nothing.
    I get confident and eat 4 pistachios. BAM! I feel like my throat is going to close and my heart is racing.
    WTF IS THAT???? I used to be able to eat a whole BAG of these in one sitting back in the day!
    Confirmation candida is still hanging out.

    Decided to experiment with coconut oil. Im not allergic, so why not? I love me coconut!
    I put maybe 1/8 tsp on some veggies and HOLY MOLY- my heart starts racing, sore throat, sore sinuses, chest hurts,
    Im freaking out. Lasts about 2-3 hours.
    Another confirmation that something is not right with me still.

    So….while I wait for the blood results, I transition to coconut MILK (much better!) and hopefully work my way up to using the oil in the future.

    I have decided that I personally resonate with Dr Morse’s idea of what candida is all about.
    He seems to think that building the adrenals and cleaning out the lymph (or moving it) will be the cure everytime.
    Dont know how accurate that is because everything sounds good until experience tells you otherwise,
    but im leaning towards that perspective until I can rule it out.

    Once I rule it out (and I prefer not to), im hitting the diflucan.
    Ruling it out could take a long time, so im getting this coconut themed party started.

    Yes, there is a lot of crap on the web, sometimes even in this forum. If you’re going to invest significant energy in a battle against candida, why not learn from the pioneer MDs that spent decades treating people for it and wrote about it? Orian Truss MD, John Trowbridge MD, and William Crook MD all have books that are pretty cheap to buy.

    Food sensitivities are common for candida sufferers. Candida toxins can cause inflammation, opening up space between cells of the intestinal lining and allowing undigested food particles to pass through. The immune system encounters these particles and gets pissed off. Candida will also grow hyphae and dig into your tissues if it’s not getting enough nutrients, which is another way undigested food particles can get into your system and cause an immune response. This is the kind of stuff you’d learn in the books, by the way.

    Cheers,
    CS

    #114109

    TheChosenOne
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    Vegan Catlady;52615 wrote: First, I believe animal products are bad news. The excess protein works your kidneys.
    the excess fat works your liver. It carries toxins. Antibiotics in amounts you will never know about.

    Dairy is bad news. I love hearing “but my milk is hormone free!” HERES WHAT: no its not.
    Mama cows that just gave up their newborn so that WE can have cheese and milk STILL have loads of natural hormone in their milk that would not pose a problem to a baby COW, but definitely pose a problem to US.
    Antibiotics are added to FEED. But they will tell you we dont not shoot up our cows/pigs/ect with antibiotics.

    This is true. The so called ‘hormone free’ milk is usually even worse than the normal milk, since antibiotics is being used as a hormone replacement.
    Dairy has been praised by our governments because of milk industry lobbyists. It is unnatural to drink someone else’s mother milk. The majority of the population is allergic to animal milk. Vegetable milks are much better.
    The reason why we started drinking milk is because it can be very beneficial in case of famine.

    Vegan Catlady;52615 wrote: After doing alot of detective work, it occurred to me that last year’s blood test showed that my hemoglobin was within range but the lowest on the scale.Literally.
    My iron was fine BUT my iron STORES were non existent!
    My vitamin D level was very low.
    I find this hilarious, that I live in the “sunshine state” and my vitamin D is low…but im vegan and my B-12 is nice and high with no supplementation.

    So I began researching links to iron-deficiency anemia, vitamin D deficiency, and candida.

    There are doctors who believe that if you don’t eat meat, you basically die. Obviously this is completely retarded. You can be perfectly healthy on a vegan diet.
    Vitamin D deficiency is quite normal when you have candida. Most people here will have serious vitamin D deficiencies. I also have a small insufficiency (19.6 ng/ml). Luckily vitamin D3 supplements are very cheap and it is very hard to overdose with it.
    Doctors say that your vitamin D is only related to your sun exposure, but that’s total rubbish. If your liver is broken, you won’t absorb much vitamin D.
    Although I live in a country with a rainy climate, I have a very pale skin so I should have lots of vitamin D.
    My hemoglobin levels are normal (15.2 g/dl), but my leukocytes are low (3080/µl), my lymphocytes are high (41.6/µl) and my ferritin is low (33 µg/l) (probably the iron stores you were talking about). Low ferritin apparently can really deprive your immune system, since it is essential for a descent thyroid function.
    All these deficiencies should be resolved once the candida problem is fixed, unless you have another underlying disease. I’m going to my specialist within about a month. I’m going to ask specifically if my ferrotin levels have changed. (I’ll be on the diet a good 7 months by then.)

    Vegan Catlady;52615 wrote: Decided to experiment with coconut oil. Im not allergic, so why not? I love me coconut!
    I put maybe 1/8 tsp on some veggies and HOLY MOLY- my heart starts racing, sore throat, sore sinuses, chest hurts,
    Im freaking out. Lasts about 2-3 hours.
    Another confirmation that something is not right with me still.

    This is actually good news. Coconut oil is one of the strongest and best antifungals and it’s a type of antifungal your candida will not likely be able to get resistant against. I guess this can be your ‘big gun’ for fighting the candida.

    Vegan Catlady;52615 wrote: I have decided that I personally resonate with Dr Morse’s idea of what candida is all about.
    He seems to think that building the adrenals and cleaning out the lymph (or moving it) will be the cure everytime.
    Dont know how accurate that is because everything sounds good until experience tells you otherwise,
    but im leaning towards that perspective until I can rule it out.

    I’ll look into this once I have more time.

    #114127

    Vegan Catlady
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    candida_sucks;52627 wrote:
    Yes, there is a lot of crap on the web, sometimes even in this forum. If you’re going to invest significant energy in a battle against candida, why not learn from the pioneer MDs that spent decades treating people for it and wrote about it? Orian Truss MD, John Trowbridge MD, and William Crook MD all have books that are pretty cheap to buy.

    Food sensitivities are common for candida sufferers. Candida toxins can cause inflammation, opening up space between cells of the intestinal lining and allowing undigested food particles to pass through. The immune system encounters these particles and gets pissed off. Candida will also grow hyphae and dig into your tissues if it’s not getting enough nutrients, which is another way undigested food particles can get into your system and cause an immune response. This is the kind of stuff you’d learn in the books, by the way.

    Cheers,
    CS

    I appreciate this perspective, thank you.
    There is definitly alot of reading to do, since everyone claims their source of info is the authority on candida,and they all do not say the same thing.

    Buying books is not an option right now,but free info on the web with little incentive to make money off me is attractive.
    I try to only use sources that dont have alot to gain from my attention to them.
    Some of your advised reading has info on the web, for that I am very grateful.

    I also look for patterns in other people’s experiences.
    I notice that almost everyone that eats low-carb since having candida stays low carb….or else!
    This is both horrifying and repulsive to me.
    I have never been more unhappy and unhealthy than when I was low-carb,thinking I was helping my family’s diabetes.
    Turns out, once I took one family member off a lowcarb diet and put her on a balanced, high carb diet, she went off shots and now only needs the lowest dose glypozide to maintain.
    Doctor thinks she can be off that soon, too,if she wants to .

    I have a feeling this is going to be alot of experimenting.

    #114128

    Vegan Catlady
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    TheChosenOne;52630 wrote:
    I’ll look into this once I have more time.

    I look forward to your research findings.
    We resonate on alot of points.

    thank you!

    #114148

    candida_sucks
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    Vegan Catlady;52648 wrote:

    Yes, there is a lot of crap on the web, sometimes even in this forum. If you’re going to invest significant energy in a battle against candida, why not learn from the pioneer MDs that spent decades treating people for it and wrote about it? Orian Truss MD, John Trowbridge MD, and William Crook MD all have books that are pretty cheap to buy.

    Food sensitivities are common for candida sufferers. Candida toxins can cause inflammation, opening up space between cells of the intestinal lining and allowing undigested food particles to pass through. The immune system encounters these particles and gets pissed off. Candida will also grow hyphae and dig into your tissues if it’s not getting enough nutrients, which is another way undigested food particles can get into your system and cause an immune response. This is the kind of stuff you’d learn in the books, by the way.

    Cheers,
    CS

    Buying books is not an option right now,but free info on the web with little incentive to make money off me is attractive.
    I try to only use sources that dont have alot to gain from my attention to them.

    If it makes you feel better, the books are from the 1980s. Orian Truss isn’t even alive anymore, so he wouldn’t be making any money off of you.

    #114168

    Vegan Catlady
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    After hours and hours and hours of research (and many fights with significant other over my hours)
    I have come to a new perspective.

    Everyone has experienced knowing that they dont have all the answers to whatever they are researching but they know when when something doesnt resonate or feel right.
    They may not have the reason WHY it doesnt resonate, but something causes a flag to go up. Thats the gut telling you there must be more to whatever your researching.

    Anyhoo, my biggest problem with everything I have read on the forum and on the candida website is that there is no definitive reason this happens to people with healthy immune systems.
    Simply saying its sugar-over-consumption never ever felt correct. I know people that live only on sugar (not processed,silly,but fruits and veggies). This would be epidemic in those communities,and its not.

    So my research is fueled in the WHY this happened to me, because I have never had more energy than I have the last 8 months, and I cant remember the last time I got sick. I simply dont get sick….and im in the company of school children all the time. Who are sick. lol.

    I know my past 8 month diet has been considered by low-carbers to be exceptionally “high-carb”.
    Not because I eat candy or sugar, but because I DONT eat meat or dairy. This translates as high carb, and I get that, but those foods are WHOLE,with tons of fiber and dense nutrition. I say dense because when you eat as much as I do, even less than par veggies have to be imparting nutrients if your eating pounds of them.

    Not only wasnt I on caffeine for 8 months, but I was hyper and having 2-3 bowel movements a day.
    I didnt “do” junk because I was too full on the good stuff.

    So then I ask myself “if things were so great, then how did this happen?”

    No question I was indulging on the holidays with foods that should not be in anyone’s body,lol.
    Cookies, a donut, crackers,ect. Not in abundance, but the holiday for us was like 5 days long, so in the healthiest person’s gut, the yeast would be higher than normal. But this shouldnt be a problem yet, because your immune system should handle the excess yeast eventually and you would come into balance. People can indulge and NOT have problems with yeast…. the body is smart.High levels of yeast isnt a yeast problem until your body decides it cant get rid of it and bring it into balance.

    I think with me, there might be the possibility that it was never the temporary indulging…I asked myself, what did I do different before my first attacks?

    One thing I did different was that my meals were less raw on the holidays and more cooked. So what,right?
    I added in ridiculous amounts of garlic,cayenne, herbs, and everything including the goodies were spiced-
    cinnamon, cloves, ginger…ect.

    It hit me today that the stuff that CHANGED over the holidays was that anti-yeast foods were in abundance in my diet suddenly.

    Why would that make me feel sick, instead of better?

    Obviously die-off makes someone feel sick…but since I wasnt suffering before adding the antifungals in my diet then WHY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CANT I EAT SUGAR WITHOUT SUFFERING LIKE IM DYING NOW???

    My newest thought is that if your yeast is high…and the body is still in the process of coming into balance…and you suddenly hit it with a flood of anti-fungals,thats when the yeast says “really? you want a piece of me?”
    and changes into its fungal form and becomes nastier than if you had just let the body handle it.

    Im not saying someone with health issues would have come into balance naturally without boosting the immune system…but I dont have health issues.
    This honestly shouldnt be an issue for me.

    I have read that eating lots of Biotin (feeds yeast?) changes the fungal form back into yeast, where you can bring it into balance again.

    I would love for more info on this idea specifically.

    The idea is that you dont want to kill yeast, you just want it to stay yeast and not go fungal.

    Be patient; im still learning.

    Low carbing the rest of my life is not an option.

    #114169

    TheChosenOne
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    There are a lot of reasons why a candid a overgrowth can occur.
    The most mentioned causes are:

    • mercury poisoning
    • problems with the methylation cycle (mostly genetics)
    • antibiotics use
    • ph imbalance

    It is probably a combination of these causes and a (genetically?) weak immune system which makes this occur.
    The overly use of sugar doesn’t lead to candida, but it does stress certain organs. The reason to go for a low carb diet is to elevate the symptoms and give your body the ability to cure itself. As long as the real cause of the candida overgrowth is not found, the candida will probably return once you go back on your previous diet.
    I’m still working on why I got candida. So far, I haven’t found anything.

    I hope to do a mercury/methylation test soon.

    #114210

    ThomasJoel2
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    Do you have any amalgam/silver fillings? Do you eat a high-fish diet? The reason I ask is because almost all mercury poisoned people have a yeast problem and yet this is something most people on candida forums overlook.

    #114211

    Vegan Catlady
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    TheChosenOne;52690 wrote: There are a lot of reasons why a candid a overgrowth can occur.
    The most mentioned causes are:

    • mercury poisoning
    • problems with the methylation cycle (mostly genetics)
    • antibiotics use
    • ph imbalance

    It is probably a combination of these causes and a (genetically?) weak immune system which makes this occur.
    The overly use of sugar doesn’t lead to candida, but it does stress certain organs. The reason to go for a low carb diet is to elevate the symptoms and give your body the ability to cure itself. As long as the real cause of the candida overgrowth is not found, the candida will probably return once you go back on your previous diet.
    I’m still working on why I got candida. So far, I haven’t found anything.

    I hope to do a mercury/methylation test soon.

    I know it will probably come back. Sigh.
    Thats why I am putting alot of hours into reading.

    Im so sorry you havent found your trigger yet. I feel your frustration, not knowing is worse than having a clear path,no matter how rough.

    I cant imagine why this shows up after feeling so incredibly good.
    I know there must have been a trigger. Im kind of looking into a pattern with (of all things) hair-coloring. My hair is black and lapis blue, and unless you also color your hair, you dont realize that we inadvertently ingest these chemicals while in the shower,in the rain…

    Im really vibing with my issue being the transition of the yeast to the fungal stage, and what is triggering that transition, because I know I have always had yeast since I have had antibiotics from an early age.
    Especially since my last round of antibiotics 3 years ago was taking 3-4 different ones at the same time. That probably sealed my fate right there.

    And now my 12 yr old is going through all this too…and just got off antibiotics recently.

    Candida is a nightmare.

    I guess the gift here is that your attention is now on health and well being, which can be huge if your like me and had times where you worked 80 hours a week to make ends meet.
    I abused myself because you think there is no other way, but candida says you have to find another way because stress aint your friend,lol.

    #114212

    Vegan Catlady
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    ThomasJoel2;52731 wrote: Do you have any amalgam/silver fillings? Do you eat a high-fish diet? The reason I ask is because almost all mercury poisoned people have a yeast problem and yet this is something most people on candida forums overlook.

    Thanks for the heads-up!

    I actually have one-less amalgam filling than I did last year, since I had one replaced last year. But yes, I have a few.

    I dont eat fish because I ingest no meat of any kind.

    Mercury will not be my issue, but I can see how it is an issue for many people.
    I had a filling replaced when I was having health problems a year ago and thought the fillings had to go.
    They all have to go, but I could only afford to remove one.
    Someday they will all be removed.

    #114213

    raster
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    TheChosenOne;52690 wrote: There are a lot of reasons why a candid a overgrowth can occur.
    The most mentioned causes are:

    • mercury poisoning
    • problems with the methylation cycle (mostly genetics)
    • antibiotics use
    • ph imbalance

    It is probably a combination of these causes and a (genetically?) weak immune system which makes this occur.
    The overly use of sugar doesn’t lead to candida, but it does stress certain organs. The reason to go for a low carb diet is to elevate the symptoms and give your body the ability to cure itself. As long as the real cause of the candida overgrowth is not found, the candida will probably return once you go back on your previous diet.
    I’m still working on why I got candida. So far, I haven’t found anything.

    I hope to do a mercury/methylation test soon.

    What I wanted to add to these comments is there is likely even further causes than what he mentioned here. I would look at some of the following:

    -GMO foods
    -Fluoride and chemicals

    Combined with what he mentioned and constipation. When you are constipated these toxins and food you eat ferment in the gut. When this occurs over and over for years or longer, this slowly benefits the bag bugs in the body and contributes to overall toxicity.

    You are at a critical point catlady and basically your “swimming pool” is full of toxins. When you throw crap into the swimming pool, it overflows causing your symptoms.

    I don’t know what you are planning as far as diagnosis/testing, but most western doctors won’t be able to treat this. They don’t know much about digestive disorders, yeast overgrowth, etc. and cannot treat it because there isn’t a single drug you can take that will cure you. Western doctors prescribe drugs and do testing, and that’s about it. The are some Rx antifungals out there that can bring relief but you have to basically give your doctor studies to read about candida in order to convince them to prescribe these drugs (for most doctors and not all).

    Things I would consider testing include histamine levels and allergens. You could have high histamine levels and this would indicate a need to address this via diet. If you have allergies, you could take allergy shots to get over the allergies. A naturopath could reverse them too. Then I would look at liver enzyme levels to see if this is elevated. This could explain a lot of your anxiety problems, etc. All of these tests start to add up in $$$ and don’t typically give you a full diagnosis of yeast overgrowth. For a positive diagnosis for yeast overgrowth, you would need to do some of the metametrix or genova diagnostics tests and these could look at potentially other things like parasites, sibo, h.pylori, etc.

    http://www.candidaplan.com/store/Candida-Testing/

    There are a lot of things that are similar to yeast overgrowth in symptoms and I would not rule them out. I already mentioned parasites, sibo, h.pylori, etc. but it could also be a little bit of your liver, thyroid, adrenals, slightly damaged…or elevated histamine levels.

    Eastern holistic doctors are completely different and good ones don’t need to do testing typically. They’ll focus on healing your liver and various organs all together at the same time. They’ll make a detox plan and tell you what foods are best etc. But it costs way more…

    Dvjorge has a good post about a study/article you should share to your doctor about yeast but I don’t know the link to the post.

    -raster

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    ThomasJoel2
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    Vegan Catlady;52733 wrote:

    Do you have any amalgam/silver fillings? Do you eat a high-fish diet? The reason I ask is because almost all mercury poisoned people have a yeast problem and yet this is something most people on candida forums overlook.

    Thanks for the heads-up!

    I actually have one-less amalgam filling than I did last year, since I had one replaced last year. But yes, I have a few.

    I dont eat fish because I ingest no meat of any kind.

    Mercury will not be my issue, but I can see how it is an issue for many people.
    I had a filling replaced when I was having health problems a year ago and thought the fillings had to go.
    They all have to go, but I could only afford to remove one.
    Someday they will all be removed.

    I wouldn’t be so certain it’s not an issue for you. Removing your fillings is a good idea and necessary, but not sufficient to cure mercury poisoning. Unless you chelate(detox mercury) long enough to remove the mercury from your body/brain you will still be mercury toxic. I highly recommend you check out Andy Cutler’s two books on mercury poisoning: Amalgam Illness and Hair Test Interpretation. He’s the leading expert on mercury toxicity and has the safest and most effective method out there when it comes to mercury detox IMO.

    You also might want to check out Hal Huggins’ book It’s All in Your Head: The Link Between Mercury Amalgams and Illness.

    Also, here’s a torrent for Cutler’s Amalgam Illness if you’re interested, but don’t want to buy the book: http://kickass.to/andrew-hall-cutler-amalgam-illness-t6533350.html

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    Vegan Catlady
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    Thanks raster 🙂

    Watching Dr Morse has me thinking of my adrenals and my kidneys/liver constantly,hahaha. In my sleep even.
    When I have extra money, I want to try building up my adrenals and moving my lymph with some of his formulas.

    I intuit my histamine is high…I even feel a weird feeling in my sinuses after eating something with sugar in it.
    Bananas were my attack triggers, and I felt a histamine reaction from them. But you know, I was never allergic to anything in my whole life…it doesnt resonate with me that I would over-night be allergic now,unless yeast is making me sensitive,you know?

    I have been mostly raw vegan for over a year, but vegetarian before that. I stick with organic when it comes to the “dirty dozen” food list. Clean eating for so long (no meat,no dairy, mostly organic, smoothies with full-fiber whole foods,ect.) that even the candida diet isnt as clean as my diet was.

    So with this said, I have a blood panel coming back to me this week.
    I look forward to sharing the results, as I assume it will be all kinds of wacky!

    I started taking a multivitamin with iron in it ( I know, iron feeds candida…but im borderline anemic)2 days ago, and I took 1000 mg biotin today too. I heard taking both those things may make matters worse,
    but I cant imagine getting more deficient than I already am. I should probably wait for the results of the test…but its hard not trying new things. Anything for relief.

    I should see if my liver enzymes are elevated too when the test comes back. Hopefully this will shed light on my triggers.
    If not, im back to the drawing board and I will NOT be happy.

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