- May 31, 2012 at 8:49 am #83583
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Hey everybody! I’m new to this forum, but have been on Candida Diet for about three weeks now. I feel like this diet is more than a way to improve my health, it’s more like a way to see the world. But yeah… Well, I have thought of some things, but haven’t found the answer. I hope you can help me. And on the other hand, maybe my story will inspire someone. 🙂 Not sure, if it’s more of advice or a story, but I believe it fits in this category well.
Actually, my problem is a minor one, as I my Candida wasn’t too severe. I’m 21, with quite good health, except low hemoglobin in my blood and not being able to digest lactose, but it hasn’t bothered me much. I had an usual life of a college student – occasional stress, not-healthy-enough eating habits (but not the worst ones either), some drinking. I had never taken antibiotics. Until I got a nasty inflammation and took antibiotics for it. I didn’t think much of what it could cause me. I got better and almost thought, well I guess that’s all. Soon after it I went to a party, had a couple of drinks… But I think you all know what alcohol might do to an already vulnerable just-stopped-taking-antibiotics body. Suddenly I got uncomfortable itch in my, um… lady parts. I got worse and worse. I googled it, realized it’s probably yeast overgrowth and started the diet.
As I was really eager to get better, I started it really agressively. No cheating (and I didn’t) nor slow-and-steady approach. I didn’t use any medicament, just strict diet (also, preferrably organic and/or local) and probiotic kefir of local producer (and a lot of it in various forms!). I wish I had that kind of willpower for my exams, too… 🙂 So, after 10-11 days I started to feel what I think were the die-off symptoms (swollen allergic rash on arms and legs, eye irritation, headache, irratability, short breath, low libido, etc). I didn’t change my diet much, except that I added some green apples for extra vitamins, increased water intake (to 2.5 liters, I guess? And also, water as first thing in the morning, hot and with lemon slice to wake up my metabolism!), I used skin brushing, contrast showers, sauna and some extra exercise. Plus a nice long sleep every night.
And now (on day 21, I think, but not sure), I feel great! And without any extra chemicals and medicaments added! Of course, maybe it works only in cases like mine, when the candida hasn’t developed to much and you start the treatment early. But I’d say WILL is the key ingredient.
BUT! Actually, it took just a few days for the die-off symptoms to back off, so I’m a little suspicious – is it possible to reach it so fast? Or is it possible that the infection “moved away” from one of my body parts to another and I just can’t feel it right now? I have continued my diet so far, but I’m considering reintroducing some foods.
You are all very inspiring and thank you!
KrisMay 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm #83632
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I think that candida likely became dormant in the body and it will be waiting for a good time to feed! I’ve never heard of anyone getting over candida this quickly, so I think you likely have a ways to go.
I’d consider trying out a dose of antifungals…such as garlic, to see whether you experience immediate die-off symptoms. If so, it means you have a ways to go!
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