- January 16, 2012 at 8:08 am #70904
jamesbMemberTopics: 47Replies: 43
Does anyone know if Kelp is an antifungal? It is rich in iodine which I have seen on one website is a good way to combat candida.
I have also seen conflicting information on the internet as to whether kelp might lower or increase blood pressure and as I take medication to keep my BP in check I don’t want to start something that will increase my BP. Has anyone got any personal knowledge or experience on this?January 16, 2012 at 9:48 am #70907
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4811
jamesb wrote: Does anyone know if Kelp is an antifungal?
Yes, kelp is an antifungal as well as an antioxidant and contains antibacterial properties.
Kelp iodine can be purchased in a liquid form which, as you mentioned can supply your iodine as well.
As far as your blood pressure is concerned; the candida diet is lowering your cholesterol as you continue to follow the protocol.
In a research experiment, a group of volunteers, all needing medication for high blood pressure, were placed on a low-carb diet. In a period of six months, the serum total cholesterol level decreased, the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level decreased, the triglyceride level decreased, high-density lipoprotein (HDL – the good part of cholesterol) level increased, and the cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio decreased.
The readings were:
Serum total cholesterol: decrease of 11 ± 26 mg/dL (P = 0.006)
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol l decrease of 10 ± 25 mg/dL (P = 0.01)
Triglyceride level decrease of 56 ± 45 mg/dL (P <0.001)
Lipoprotein (HDL- the good cholesterol) increase of 10 ± 8 mg/dL (P <0.001)
Total cholesterol/HDL ratio decrease of 0.9 ± 0.6 units (P <0.001)
AbleJanuary 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm #70935
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6828
I have recently been placed on a vitamin called “min-tran” which is made from kelp. I take it because I wake up in the middle of the night due to the need to urinate. I must be deficient in iodine I am thinking.
-RasterJanuary 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm #70943
kirstyk4MemberTopics: 9Replies: 125
I used to wake up 1+ times a night to use the restroom. Several weeks ago, I started taking a kelp supplement because I was concerned about how little iodine I was getting. I used to take a mulivitamin that had it (because I am vegetarian so don’t get from fish/seafood). With the candida diet I could no longer take the multivitamin so I thought the kelp supplement would help. I understand that iodine is still in many of the foods on the diet (such as kelp and eggs) but I thought the kelp supplement couldn’t hurt me a few times a week.
Anyways…I noticed that I no longer have to get up at night to use the restroom. It’s an amazing feeling to wake up at 7 am…and realize that was the first time I had woke up. 🙂
I’m sure other things I’m doing with the diet are also helping. General better health one of them! 🙂
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