- March 13, 2018 at 8:22 am #175309
RobParticipantTopics: 2Replies: 7
I am so tantalisingly close to being fully cured that it feels like it’s just days away. After months of low carb, low grain, no dairy, no gluten, little alcohol, I have managed to get my candida levels down significantly. I’ve done this mostly through nystatin/curcumin enemas every day or every other day. Once I started to see noticeably less candida (at the start I was seeing 10-20 inch strings of fungus every day), I then introduced high dose probiotic and prebiotic sources into my diet and this has paid off massively. Over the course of only 2 weeks, I’ve worked my way up to 2 x tsp of lactulose twice per day as well as fiber supplements (acacia gum, larch arabinogalactan, psyllium husk, PHGG, resistant starch) 3 x per day in increasing doses and all of a sudden i’m having proper, brown, well formed bowel movements every day. This is in comparison to the yellow, mushy, cowpat style bowel movements that have plagued me for 7 years. This is no exaggeration. The change is unbelievable and there was a time I thought this wasn’t possible.
The prebiotics are reshaping my gut bacteria, which are now proliferating and producing high amounts of lactic acid, butyrate and other short chain fatty acids. This is creating a more acidic environment in my gut favourable to good bacteria and disfavouring candida rhizomes that are now converting back into a harmless yeast form. My experience at the start of this phase was unsettling because the drastic change in your gut’s environment brings with it a number of unpleasant and uneasy symptoms similar to life with candida. Basically, prebiotics can make you temporarily more symptomatic, constipated, bloated, itchy, tingly etc. as this change takes place. It certainly doesn’t happen overnight.
I think one of the most important things to take away from this experience and pass onto sufferers is that although you gradually feel better as you kill off candida in the initial kill phase, you’ll likely not reach a stage where you feel truly symptom-free until you boost the good gut bacteria sufficiently and fix the underlying dysbiosis. I suspect sufferers stay on the kill phase longer than necessary expecting to eventually wake up feeling symptom-free. In my experience, this is not the case. I think it’s only when you restore normal and healthy bacteria levels in the gut that your immune system fully restores and you reach a full and sustained cure with no symptoms.March 28, 2018 at 2:27 pm #175407
onionsParticipantTopics: 0Replies: 1
I have been following your posts with interest. How are your symptoms now?
I have been using enemas for about three weeks but have not really progressed, did it take some time for you to progress?
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