- May 10, 2013 at 1:38 am #104272
Tamtam8MemberTopics: 2Replies: 2
I’m a 26 year old female.
First of all, I haven’t been diagnosed with Candida. My work doesn’t provide insurance and I can’t afford to see a doctor. So it would be misleading to say I am a Candida sufferer. But I am sick esp with diarrhea, lots of gas, bloating, white tongue, anxiety, and palpitations. I think no matter what I have, adopting this diet is still a good idea because health is important. I don’t know. Perhaps it’s not wise without proper consultation but I’ve noticed a difference.
However, sometimes I feel this diet gives me a new kind of anxiety. I live in New York City which is a very stressful and expensive place to live. My budget is tight but somehow I’m making it work. I also have a fast metabolism and love food. Amazingly I’ve been pretty good about the diet minus a few errors. I shop at Wholefoods and always buy anti-biotic free meats and try to buy mostly organic but sometimes it’s just too expensive. I mostly live off brown rice, chicken, roasted seaweed, oat bran, and cabbage, onions. I’m so happy to discover chicory root coffee because I love coffee flavored things (ice cream!). I love chicory coffee with almond milk and stevia. I only drink this on the weekends.
I miss a lot of foods but I’m fed up with feeling sick. Hopefully I will be able to enjoy some of my old favorites again but this is a lifestyle change that I need to commit to for the rest of my life. Soon I will start traveling for work which makes me a little nervous. I’ve read that people bring loaves of coconut bread and pack some food but I really can’t do that. It will be a challenge.
I appreciate this site and this forum. It’s interesting to hear the different stories and it’s nice to get recipes or food ideas. It’s nice to not feel alone with this battle and I wish everyone the best.
Thanks!May 10, 2013 at 2:02 am #104273
ms81MemberTopics: 3Replies: 27
I’ve been dieting for candida for about a few weeks now and I know what you mean. I shop at wholefoods also, spending 100 bucks at stop n shop is like 30 bucks at wholefoods…lolMay 10, 2013 at 2:49 am #104282
KuInns68MemberTopics: 1Replies: 4
Same here. I spend an average of $150-200/week, and I’m hungry all the time. Lol.
Can we compromise by switching to non-organic if part of the problem is a build-up of toxins?
I posted a topic almost two weeks ago, no replies yet.
I have an appt. with my bioenergy practitioner on Monday, if I’m not happy with “progress,” I’m going back to my GP and demand any number of tests through Genova Lab or Great Plains, because LabCorp doesn’t do a lot of them: a vitamin b12 absorption, intestinal permeability assessment, microbiology analysis, comprehensive digestive stool analysis, OAT + IgG allergy w/candida combo.
More bucks out of my pocket, but hopefully stuff can be ruled out, or at least candida overgrowth is confirmed.
Good luck. I’ll be watching.May 11, 2013 at 5:02 am #104346
alexalgebraMemberTopics: 41Replies: 643
Traveling without bringing food with you is going to be close to impossible, I think, at least in my experience.
Also – you might want to stop the brown rice. It feeds candida.
This is a money suck though, for sure! I only work part time and I am always struggling to make ends meet, but I know that I never want to go through this again, so I just reallocate my resources to pay for my food and supplements and pray for miracles.
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