- June 6, 2012 at 6:09 am #84044
mimigraceMemberTopics: 4Replies: 10
I’ve posted in a few different threads about my candida and trying to treat it before my upcoming wedding. I’ve been on the strict diet (from the website) for about 2.5 weeks. The die-off I’ve had has mostly been extreme lightheadedness and headaches and fatigue.
In short, I’m starving all the time and I can’t function very well. I need to be on the go a lot these next few weeks, and I’m exhausted and when I’m out, I have trouble finding foods I can eat. Also, I won’t be able to follow really any form of the diet on my honeymoon, and I don’t want that to be the first time I reintroduce normal foods.
So my question is: is there some benefit to moving to stage three of the diet until the wedding, just so I can function, and returning to a more strict diet in about 6 weeks? My candida symptoms are definitely improving, but I simply can’t continue with these restrictions at such a crazy time.
Any advice?June 6, 2012 at 7:54 am #84051
bencMemberTopics: 67Replies: 419
I’m not an expert so I can only think of what I would do in the same situation:
-I would still avoid all sugar & alcohol (& if you must drink, go for something like vodka)
-I would include foods to increase energy like buckwheat, coconut flour, etc, etc
-I would stick with the probiotics
-In the short term I would considering lowering my dose of antifungals
-I would keep top levels of organ protecting supps, like milk thistle & molybdenum
-I wouldn’t over stretch myself & let people around you know you might need to rest at times
-I would include herbs like ashwagandha, rhodiola, korean gingseng, etc that help with energy.
Good luck & hope you have a great day.June 6, 2012 at 8:21 am #84054
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6821
5 weeks is still a lot of time to turn around the microbiology of your gut and you likely will be mostly over die-off by that time if you stick to the protocol. There are a few easy tricks to completely feel better this quickly:
-Take between 60-120 billion cfu probiotics per day; this will help greatly in how you feel.
-Sweat out the toxins in a sauna, hot tub, jacuzzi, steam room, or even hot bath. This can completely eliminate or reduce die-off symptoms; you can do it up to 6 days a week. If there is any kind of mineral hot springs in your area, it will greatly help your organs:
-Consider trying out acupuncture…this can help heal your organs, reduce stress, and detox the toxins. It makes you feel great as well; its a cornerstone of my treatment.
-Heal the liver and kidneys and protect it like ben mentioned. Juniper berry extract is another thing to look into to heal the body.
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