- May 24, 2012 at 1:34 pm #82952
gillybumblerMemberTopics: 3Replies: 3
My problems became apparent about a year ago when I had a horrible attack of vertigo that left me on the couch for 2 days. After a couple of attacks I went to various ENT’s and have been diagnosed with Meinere’s Disease and Cervical Vertigo. Nothing they gave me helped, so I started looking into it myself. My husband brought home a book called the Body Ecology Diet (BED) and I realized I had Candida. The vertigo, constant “hangover”, horrible allergies, bloating, gas, constipation, UTI’s, massive brain fog, white coating on my tongue, and fatigue were all related. I got my mirena taken out because I read about the birth control link to candida and still hope this will help in the long run. I started the diet (and kept up with it for about 3 months) but saw no difference so I went back to my ways of drinking too much alcohol and eating things that feed the yeast.
Of course this just made everything much worse and I had more vertigo attacks and worsening allergies. I felt hung-over everyday day one beer would cause horrible inflammation in my ears and leave me miserable for days. It was weird, because I felt normal when I drank, but horrible for the following 3 days. I guess it was just my body getting the sugar it wanted.
I decided to start the diet again, but I knew the BED wasn’t the answer. It has good aspects, and I love the food…but it wasn’t helping fast enough. I found this forum and have been eating veggies only for 4 days. I am waiting to get my moly-b from amazon and then I will start the rest of the detox. So far I have had minimal die off (because I was already eating a very limited diet…just cheating with alcohol and occasional junk food). I think this is going to work! I really feel great and have made more progress in 4 days than months on the BED!! I do like that this diet includes homemade fermented kim chi and sauerkraut because I feel that they really benefit me. Other diets include things like legumes that I could not tolerate at all…so far this diet seems like a good fit for me!
I can’t wait to take my life back and have to be strong enough to keep with it! I have been finding substitutes for alcohol like ginger tea and Xylitol…and virgin mojitos. So far so good! It will be nice when I can add a little meat, but so far I am doing surprisingly good without it (I thought I would be STARVING). I feel bad that I started drinking again, but I guess this is a new start. I am ready to rid my life of this and feel like myself again!!
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