- May 3, 2013 at 2:39 am #103885
I’ve been pouring through these forums for a week or two, and have learned an incredible amount from you.
I’ve had a moderate case of recurring seborrheic dermatitis for the past 18 years. I’ve been to three or four doctors, plus a dermatologist. All of them prescribed some type of anti-fungal cream/foam. The only medication I remember is “Extina” foam. I tried talking with them to see where the infection was coming from, and received answers like “possibly something you brushed up again. I’m not sure, but you could try boiling all your clothes in case they’re re-infecting you”.
When I asked if it was possibly systemic, or if there was anything I could change with diet/supplements, I got little more than a blank stare and no helpful information.
I seem to fit many of the symptoms of Candida Albicans infestation to a T: Frequent respiratory infections and antibiotics (even a few times a month), severe allergies (especially mushrooms and moldy cheeses), asthma, indigestion, IBS. Much of this I have gotten under control through exercise (distance running), and yoga.
Up until recently, I have enjoyed homebrewing beer, and drinking daily cups of coffee. Obviously I have stopped both of these : )
I am currently on day 19 of the website’s diet (actually the ebook purchased through the website).
Phase 1 – did a 6 day (couldn’t make it to 7) detox on salads/veggies with an ACV/Lemon juice/cayenne drink 3x daily. Took/am taking Candidate. And Now foods Fiber 3. Experienced terrible die-off days 3-6, but not since then : )
Phase 2 – started the anti-candida diet. At the recommendation of expert members, I am not consuming quinoa, amaranth, etc and am eating
VERY few nuts
Phase 3 – started Healthy Origins 30 billion CFU’s probiotics, 2x daily. Just started Now Foods “NAC with Molbdenum”
Phase 4 – am about to start taking my anti-fungals (Now Foods “Candida Clear” and caprylic acid, using dosages recommended on packaging. I’m
also about to start making my own water Kefir.
So far, I’ve not seen any improvement with my seborrheic dermatitis, but as I know from yoga, it takes a while to undo what you’ve put your body through.
My diet is mostly vegan, so alexalgebra and shayfo’s posts in particular have been extremely helpful!May 3, 2013 at 5:15 am #103894
alexalgebraMemberTopics: 41Replies: 643
Sounds like you are on your way to healing!
Have you gotten the strict diet from Able? It’s different than the one on the website. Once I switched to that, I really started to see a difference. First, I felt way worse, because I was going through a lot more die-off and detoxing, and then I just kept feeling better.May 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm #103905
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6821
You have multiple health problems that require a specialist to treat and they are not all directly tied to candida. For instance, I’ve talked to my naturopath at length about the relationship between seb. derm./ezcema (skin conditions) and asthma.
He said some people go between being asthmatic and have skin problems and rarely both at the same time. Asthma is caused by the toxins flooding the lungs, which is one of the vectors the body detoxes naturally. The other ways the body detoxes includes via the bowels and via the skin, the bodies largest organ. So you have a toxicity problem in my opinion, and if you can detox the toxins properly, this will reduce your asthma as well as your skin conditions.
I would be quite careful with multi-antifungal products and would consider purchasing each one seperately. They will be just as effective if taken by themselves.
What are you taking to protect your liver from the toxins?
-rasterMay 4, 2013 at 1:46 am #103930
alexalgebra – I have gotten the strict diet and forum. I am gradually switching over to these, as I have noticed some indigestion/bloating with some of the nuts/grains that the website says are safe. I keep finding things from the website that it turns out might not be safe! For example, I have been taking Now Foods “Fiber 3” as recommended by the website, and just realized that gum acacia (one of it’s three ingredients) is a no-no.
raster – the asthma and frequent respiratory infections were really bad from about 1998 to 2006ish. I’ve been mostly ok with them since, apart from an occasional cold. The seb.derm. comes and goes, but I notice it most when it’s about to rain, or is hot/humid out.
In terms of liver protection, I am drinking two cups dandelion tea daily, and 1-2 cups chicory coffee (only chicory, no coffee), and lots of water. I also frequently practice yoga poses for detoxing the liver and helping with digestion (with the support of experienced instructors). Is this enough?May 4, 2013 at 1:50 am #103931
Hi again Raster – since I already have both antifungal products (Candida Clear and Caprylic Acid), is it ok to start off with them, and just switch when they run out?
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