I am grateful

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    Nowhere
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    So it’s almost my 2 year anniversary of having IBS, so I feel like having a vent about it. 2 Easters ago I was feeling depressed and had a binge on chocolate. The next day I noticed I wasn’t feeling too good, and by the next week I still wasn’t feeling good, I was getting fatigued, had stomach cramps and farting too much. So then I visited the doc and realized quite quickly that he was out of his depth and not helpful at all. About a month goes by and I’m feeling terrible so I visit a foreign entity known as a natropath at this stage. She puts me on the gaps diet and tells me some useful information about bacteria, my gut, and the state of the food industry and my mind is blown!

    Unfortunately after many visits to the natropath I realize she has no cure for me either, she has helped by informing me and given me some good pointers, but she has also tried to leech as much money out of me as she can long after her usefulness expired. Also I am still not in control of my symptoms and have to quit my job. As a bum I discover fodmaps and tweak my diet and low and behold I have found a way to manage my symptoms! I have both Candida and fodmaps issues, so I must combine both the diets together and exclude an awful lot of foods but its worth it.

    Now I’m back at work and have things under control. I still lose control quite often, and I find the workload of having to prepare my own special meals takes its toll. BUT I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR IBS! I have learnt what real food is, learnt about life and spirituality and have felt pride in my ability to stand up to this challenge. I am suffering and find life pretty hard but I am doing my best to enjoy the journey. I am actually following a program called Nutritional Balancing Science to try and cure my symptoms, as it offers a new unique and comprehensive approach but it is not easy to follow. Also I have attained a lot of perspective from my pain, it has made me realize that even amidst all this misery I can find meaning and value in life and be thankful for all the blessings I have.

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    Vegan Catlady
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    Nowhere;55970 wrote:

    BUT I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR IBS! I have learnt what real food is, learnt about life and spirituality and have felt pride in my ability to stand up to this challenge. I am suffering and find life pretty hard but I am doing my best to enjoy the journey. Also I have attained a lot of perspective from my pain, it has made me realize that even amidst all this misery I can find meaning and value in life and be thankful for all the blessings I have.

    According to Ralph Waldo Trine who wrote In Tune With The Infinite,
    your attitude and newer perspective can heal you when your feeling this way more often than you are not.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    <3

    #118038

    spectrum
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    Hi Nowhere

    Congratulations on feeling good 🙂

    I have suffered from IBS for over ten years and am still trying to find resolution. I have been on the candida diet for 2 years and it helped so much for the past 18 months but now I am slowly going back to my old symptoms. I was on the fodmapdiet many years ago (2010?) and found no relief, but I do recall not following it strictly. I was still gorging on bad foods and not broadening my vegetables. I was just cutting things out. I also recall not cutting out dairy. The candida diet has helped me to try so many new foods.

    I was wondering if you could supply more information as to what you do eat with both diets combined? Just a few details, like your regular eating habits? Any info would be appreciated. Like you I have exhausted so much money on specialists, naturopaths, dietitians etc. I’m currently seeing a gastro dr but he is medicating me with colofac (anti spasmodic) and an array of laxatives.

    Thanks & congrats again

    #118041

    Nowhere
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    Ok so I dont feel good 24/7 lol. There are so many things that can upset me, and I believe these upsets slow and stop your healing process so you needa find that plateau otherwise your going to be stuck in the mud. Anyways when it comes to combining fodmaps and candida diets it isn’t much fun > < but like I said, you can offset the pain and frustration of having a limited diet by adding extra love to your meals ^ ^. So I typically eat Bok Choy, Silverbeet/Chard, Kale, Cabbage (go easy), Broccoli (causes some problems), round/flat beans and Bean Sprouts (occasionally), and there are some more veg I can eat but their not in season yet like Rutabaga. Also you can eat Nightshades like Tomatoes Eggplant and Capsicum, and summer squash like Zucchini and Supermarket squash, but I only eat these very occasionally, because they are toxic and very yin which means they slow your metabolism and can cause joint pain. Then I eat some meat with every meal because I need that protein, cant have any carbs : / best meat is Lamb, Chicekn, Turkey, Eggs, Venison, Sardines, and Beef (occasionally) no Pork unless you like parasites. Seafood is full of mercury so you should only eat like 100g of a small fish (the smaller the better) every second day Sardines are the best and most nutritious. Beef has been bred to just spam milk and its not very healthy these days. Try eat organic. And also eat mono meals, I.E. One veg, one protein, little spice/fat. Just keep it simple, listen to your body and try to be gentle with your upset tummy. Oh and meat is easier to digest raw. The outside needs to be cooked to kill surface bacteria but if your lamb/beef/venison is fresh and its a tender cut eat it rare, also eggs shouldnt be overcooked. Always cook anything dangerous the whole way through but dont overcook. Be careful and make sure you dont eat any pink chicken. I suggest just going onto http://www.drlwilson.com

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    raster
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    One thing you should try to cure your IBS is with boulardii…which is a yeast that feeds on candida.

    -raster

    #118192

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    I am on my first week of following Candida Diet which first few days was difficult to say the least , Headache from hell could barely see, I was advised to try this by a nutritionalist whom Id visted in search of making my self feel better than I have done for the last few years sick of going to the doctors and getting no where just told that all my symptoms must be either menapausal or IBS .. making me feel quite embarrassd but I was scared so I booked my self in for a Vega Test (results to take with an open mind but I had nothing to loose) turns out I was intollerant to lots of things Dairy/Wheat/CowsMilk the list goes on. She said I was probably suffering from a leaky gut hence the painful episodes I was getting and the non ability to absorb vitamins anymore which was why I was feeling so Old and tired and dry and depressed my sleeping was irratic , so for a week I have followed the diet religiously cutting out everything she said I was intollerant too plus the other stuff you cant eat on this diet . First week has shown signs of improvement already my itchy skin is not so itchy I sleep better for the first time in ages , my cravings have reduced immensely I have more positivy admitedly, I do flagg due to the strictness of the diet leaves you bit tired but am finding more and more about my self and how much you are what you eat >

    #118193

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    raster;56577 wrote: One thing you should try to cure your IBS is with boulardii…which is a yeast that feeds on candida.

    -raster

    Hi Raster how come you are recommending boulardii in relation to ibs? Is it specifically good for ibs?

    Cheers

    Kate

    #118283

    Nowhere
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    Yeah good on you Jane. I remember from when I first started to where I am today I am a completely different person, I feel like I have woken up on so many levels. I think it’s best to think you are ill because you are living wrong somehow, something wasn’t right obviously so use it as motivation to learn more about the world and yourself and it may be the best thing that ever happened to you. Keep an open mind but be discerning of course, I wasted a lot of time doing things that were actually unhealthy for me, but actually they were good lessons, so as long as you never think “I have failed” or “I give up” you can overcome anything.

    #118381

    raster
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    Katemate3;56714 wrote:

    One thing you should try to cure your IBS is with boulardii…which is a yeast that feeds on candida.

    -raster

    Hi Raster how come you are recommending boulardii in relation to ibs? Is it specifically good for ibs?

    Cheers

    Kate

    Yes it is good for IBS but I am having trouble finding the post dvjorge created about it…

    -raster

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