- July 29, 2013 at 5:10 pm #108373
SueSullivanMemberTopics: 18Replies: 108
I’ve been dragging my feet on starting the strict diet, but I’ve been reading steadily on the forum for the last week or so and I’m now thoroughly convinced that this is what I need to do.
What has helped get me over the threshold of my resistance is a combination of posts from various people, and I would credit you all, but it’s things I’ve read over many days now and I don’t remember everyone’s forum names, so apologies for not citing everyone by name:
I have really appreciated reading the Candida dairies of various people. It was particularly helpful to me to read diaries of people who are not following the strict diet and who are still experiencing major symptoms months into their treatment.
It was also helpful to read the recent post from someone who was following her naturopath’s less strict diet and advice and was feeling much better (as I am already) but found that her candida levels had barely budged after a couple of months.
I really appreciated one poster who said that when she feels deprived by the diet, she reminds herself that at least she is not battling cancer and its horrible treatments. This really struck home for me, as I have a friend who just finished up a year of breast cancer interventions and when I want to complain about the strict diet, I will just remember all that she has gone through.
Lastly, I just realized that my nurse practitioner in the holistic clinic that I paid well over $1,200 for stool and blood tests, supplements and office visits — the person who pinpointed the candida in the first place — put me on digestive enzymes that include cellulase. Her advice for treating this has been poor to say the least. Also, I just bought a $23 bottle of Candidase at the natural food store because they didn’t have Candidate but highly recommended this instead and it’s just loaded with cellulase. I’m done taking less informed advice, wasting my money and setting back my recovery.
On with the strict diet and the protocol.
I’m assuming I should stop taking any probiotics and antifungals and start taking them again according to the protocol schedule. I’ll continue on with the molybdenum, nettle leaf tea and milk thistle supplement.
Thank you everyone, for sharing your stories and insights. There is no other place like this on the internet and I don’t think the forum’s value can be overstated.
SueJuly 29, 2013 at 7:42 pm #108379
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4814
Thank you for acknowledging the posts which have contributed to your decision to start our forum protocol and diet.
As far as your probiotics are concerned, since you have already been taking this for a while, I would continue with it until you’ve finished the container. At that point, you could switch to one that is recommended on the protocol.
Thanks again, Able
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