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    Leeanne
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    Hello everyone,
    So, I’m just getting myself organised to start the Protocol and was wondering what I should do about my Iron supplements. I have extremely low iron and my hair has been falling out since the beginning of the year. I have been reading A LOT on here and someone mentioned that the Molybdenum reduces copper with depletes iron???! At least I think that’s what it says…So I should definitely still take my Iron? Also was wondering if repairing Adrenals is part of the Protocol, or is that something that should be tackled later? I’m sorry but I’m VERY new, I thought (was told by several doctors) my terrible ailments were due to depression at the beginning of the week! I have a lot to wrap my head around…So does the Protocol cover Adrenal repair? I just want to cover all my bases. I saw a
    specialist last night and he told me my whole body is pretty much wrecked with Candida and toxins. Also, a new friend I met on the Forum mentioned she was taking Biotin (?) for hair loss, should I try? Or will it be cancelled out by the Molybdenum?
    Thanks everybody,
    Leeanne

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    kjones02
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    Leanne, they recommended taking apo-lactoferrin on the form if you are iron deficient because candida feeds on iron. However, I had a phone consult with a new naturopath yesterday, I have always been low on iron, and I mentioned this. I was not sure on the milk (I still can’t tolerate whey even though I am not eating it) from the supplement. He is sending my way a iron supplement that is suppose to be better for my condition. when I get my package on Monday, I’ll let you know what it is. I tried to take in all the information from my consult yesterday, but it was a lot. They are typing out the full list for me, and I’ll review it on Monday. Hang in there!

    #104670

    Leeanne
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    Thank you much kjones02! There’s just soooo much to take in!! I had no idea about Candida infestation until a few days ago. I’m currently lying in bed after my Hot Bath, my lower back had shooting pains after I got out ( kidneys I suspect) I haven’t even started the protocol yet! I have completely eliminated sugar though and have just had raw greens and organic chicken/eggs for the last 5 days, I’m looking at what other food to add because I don’t want to detox too bad before my Molybdenum arrives.
    K, thanks again kjones02

    #104688

    Julia
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    Hi there,
    My back (kidneys) used to debilitate me at times. Triggers for increase in the pain were eating or drinking anything with high sugar ie pop. Taking a hot bath ; ) or using the heated seats in the vehicle in the winter time….all three of these would cause instant lower back/kidney pain. Relief came from swimming in an ice cold lake lol but i don’t recommend it…I think yeast likes warmth and hates cold..

    One day at a time. There are a lot of great options for treatment out there. Hang in there…always here to help in anyway I can.

    : )

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    kjones02
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    Hey Leanne,
    hope you are doing well. I received my package of supplements yesterday, so I am starting the whole list of things to hopefully get my gut straightened out. The doctor forgot to add the iron supplement, but it said on the sheet, ferr phos 6x, so I guess it is a base of iron phosphate for easier assimilation, not sure. I guess you can try looking up some research on that. I’ll do the same.

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    Able900
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    Leeanne;43180 wrote: I have been reading A LOT on here and someone mentioned that the Molybdenum reduces copper with depletes iron???!

    Leeanne, I know there’s a lot of information to take in during the first few weeks, but the protocol suggests that you either take the Nettle Leaf herb or drink Nettle Leaf tea; this will protect your copper supply while you are on Molybdenum, but it doesn’t hurt to drink Nettle Leaf tea throughout your entire treatment.

    As far as iron is concerned, the Candida fungus is responsible for the reduction of iron. All the information you need to stop this is in the following post.
    Apo-Lactoferrin

    So does the Protocol cover Adrenal repair?

    Yes it does, here’s the link. Immune System and Adrenal Repair

    Also, a new friend I met on the Forum mentioned she was taking Biotin (?) for hair loss, should I try?

    Biotin is also on the protocol. Hair loss goes along with a Candida albicans infestation, and most of the time it won’t completely stop until the population of the infestation has been sufficiently reduced. Biotin Deficiency and Candida

    Able

    #106169

    Leeanne
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    Awesome, thank you so much, Able!
    Yes, I’ve read all these links since I originally posted, so I feel a little less clueless now πŸ™‚
    My main question now is, can I take my Iron supplements in conjunction with Apo-lactoferrin, seeing as it will bind/absorb the Iron? Or is it recommended that I simply take the Apo-lactoferrin and eat Iron rich foods? I haven’t had any Iron since starting the Candida diet, and I feel my Anemia has returned. It’s such a bummer as I was feeling strong enough to begin the Protocol (started the Molyb and everything) but I really don’t fancy going through die-off while I’m anemic, I’m not sure my body could cope…I have a phone consult with my Specialist today, so ill discuss this with him too.
    Also, I’ve been reading about Bone broth. At what stage should I introduce it?
    Should I start taking it now, in order to strengthen myself before the Protocol, then re-introduce it in stage 2? Hmmmm…*strokes chin

    Thanks all for your wonderful advice and support πŸ™‚

    Leeanne

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    kjones02
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    Leanne, here is what the nd recommended me. I have the supplement now. It says it is for inflammation, but this is suppose to be easier on the system because I am still not sure about the lactoferrin for me. I think it gives me reactions. I am crazy anemic, too. I have been all my life. A couple weeks ago, I could def. tell, too, because I was just craving something chew, ice, etc., pica.

    http://www.rockwellnutrition.com/ferrum-phosphoricum-6x-by-unda-seroyal.html

    #106194

    Leeanne
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    Thank you so much kjones02, you Honey!
    I am feeling quite crappy right now. I just ordered the Apo-lactoferrin and should receive it next week. Out of desperation I took an Iron pill tonight. Ill see how I go on the Lactoferrin, but ill look into your supplement right now. Nice to have some options, so thanks a bunch πŸ™‚
    How are you feeling since taking the new supplement? Better I hope?

    Leeanne

    #106366

    kjones02
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    Hey Leanne,
    I think that iron supplement is starting to help. Of course, I feel my adrenals have been pretty good the past few days, too. A few of the supplements the nd gave me for that are helping. I still got lots to work out on my digestion though; just started a new supplement regimen that is less intense this time because the nd had to get to know my body first, so hopefully it will start to take effect.

    It is just hard to stick to complete diet sometimes, and I watch my fiber due to my gastroparesis, too. I found that I really need at least 1 fruit per day, but I stick to low sugar ones, like berries, a few slices of granny smith apples, and might put some unsweetened applesauce or no sugar added apple butter on some bread (like a spoonful) on some candida-friendly bread I made; otherwise, my sugar just gets too low.

    However, to keep things to at least somewhat calm, it has actually helped to stick to mainly vegan diet, no meat this past week. I think I have ate eggs a couple times this week, and I did yesterday because I was just doing sooo much; needed some protein. I was in the kitchen all day, cooking, baking, and then doing the dishes, exhausting sometimes. Hard work to get your food prepared sometimes!! =0 However, I do like a few of my recipes now. I love my zucchini pizza crust that I created! =)

    This past week was sort of rough for digestion. I started a new job; I hadn’t worked in quite some time due to me taking care of my health (all my surgeries, digestion, candida, etc.). It is suppose to be only a per diem job, every other Sunday, and as needed during the week, but this past week; I had 2 days of orientation, and then a full long week. Now, this week, I am just 3 days a week until the end of July for training, glad!

    I can tell you that I feel that I am ready to move on past my zoloft though. I have been taking it probably for about 2 years now. I am feeling that other remedies are working, and that if I take it in the morning, it makes me very tired during the day. If anyone has any recommendations on how to decrease that, it would be appreciated. For now, I decided to take half my dose (usual 100 mg) down to 50 mg, and then maybe every other day till none. I think this is a big step in candida, if I feel that I don’t need it anymore.

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    Leeanne
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    That’s so good, Kjones! Far out, there’s so much to wrap your head around, like, what’s Zoloft? Or Gastroparesis? Gosh, I’m so green…I’ve never heard these names before. There are just soooo many things to take into account when it comes to Candida & Treatments. I’m easing my way into the Protocol and strict diet, learning as much as I can and slowly gathering the Herbs, Vitamins etc. My current woes are constipation ( Im eating alot of Chicken and fish) UTI, Kidney pain and Anemia, I want to tackle these and make sure I’m as strong as I can be before the dreaded die-off.
    Glad to hear you’re doing well (and working! That’s a big deal if you have CFS)

    Leeanne

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    kjones02
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    lol, yes, there is so many diseases, treatments, conditions today that people get confused. I have posted some of stories on here before. This is my very first post.

    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst6884_New-Member–Advice–help.aspx

    So, yes, I am a complicated case with no colon and stomach issues, but I can tell you the gastric pacemaker is the best tool ever to help me. Living without a colon, I sort of regret not having it. I think these surgeries, drugs, antibiotics, and no colon really contributing to my candida. Plus, before I had the pacemaker, just food fermenting in my digestive system too long contributing to the cause. Here is some info on gastroparesis and the pacemaker for people on here because a lot of people do not know about this disease. I try to stick to pureed, steamed, and the easiest veggies on my system.

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gastroparesis/DS00612
    http://www.medtronic.com/patients/gastroparesis/device/index.htm

    Zoloft, it is an anti-anxiety, depression medication. I have started to take 1/2 a dose, took one last night, after not taking one since Sunday. Better to take at night, and I think I might be okay getting off of it slowly. I think that is a big step in my candida treatment.

    http://www.drugs.com/zoloft.html

    I think the iron supplement that was given to me is starting to help more, kicking in. I didn’t think so at first.

    As far as meat, I have went vegetarian lately just to heal my system more besides eating eggs here and there. The past few days, it has been weird. I guess I am not necessary bloated, just I am actually going to the bathroom or feel the need to, which creates pressure on my lower abdomen and some cramps. This is good, and I felt like I was getting cleaned out yesterday. I didn’t really have diarrhea, and this morning, I did have a pretty good bm. It is still my major issue of mine to get a balance, and get my food to digest as well as possible with no colon.

    For your urinary problems, the nd gave me juniper, which I think is helping quite a bit. I have always had kidney pain, urinary issues. I had a kidney stone in 2006. Then, I have I had problems getting a steady stream when I go. I sat down like a girl to force it out. It is gradually getting better.

    Constipation, if it gets too much, check out the remedies on the forum. Also, I know magnesium sure gets me going when I float that way.

    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst1098_Constipation-Remedies.aspx%5DConstipation Remedies

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