My candida experience – so far

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    Bradley
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    I have decided to document what occurs to my body during my detoxification process. I am doing this to educate others who may wish to do the same and also to generate discussion amongst those who have already have.

    First, a bit about me. I am 35, 6ft tall and I weigh 78 kilos (that’s 170 pounds). I am (according to my doctors) in very good physical condition for my age. My resting heart rate is about 60-70 bpm; my blood pressure 110/70; my cholesterol level 3; my blood sugar level less than 4. I’ve never been overweight.

    Sounds pretty good right? Well, yes and no.

    I used to be of the false belief that I could eat anything and it didn’t affect me. During my post graduate years and early career (that’s means up to now) I ate food like a starved animal. I essentially gorged myself on all kinds of stuff that I shouldn’t have i.e. pizzas, McD’s, KFC supplementing hunger pangs between healthier meals with junk. I ate chocolate like it was a food group. I drank Coke/Pepsi like water. You name it, I ate it.

    Then one day some problems started to occur. I didn’t know what they meant at the time and didn’t see the connection, but I do in hindsight.
    The first one was a nagging inflammation of my epididymis in my left testicle.
    The second was a nagging painful inflammation of my ear canal.
    Both were treated separately, but never really went away. They would come and go intermittently

    The third was a when things started getting really bad. I started getting a burning pain in my bladder region. I had the need to urinate all the time. Whenever I had sex and reached orgasm it hurt like hell on my insides. My erections didn’t seem as strong as before…but it would get worse. At this point I cut soft drinks out of my diet (I haven’t had one since). I cut down on my beef and lamb intake. This eased the problem a little.

    I went to the Olympics in Beijing in 2008, I was very ill and spent most of it chained to a toilet bowl. I lost a lot of weight, which for someone as slim as me is not a good thing. At this point I cut out the chocolate.

    I came back home and it took a further 2 weeks for my stomach to calm down. But when it did my stools changed. They were fractured and no longer floated. My propensity to urinate had increased greatly…and this became even worse if my stomach became upset…and my sex drive had completely evaporated. This dented my self confidence a lot. I can only thank god I had a very supportive wife, a girlfriend would have surely left me!

    So I went to a doctor to find out what the hell was wrong with me.
    Last year I spent most of my times having tests on my urinary system. They found nothing, initially. Prostate was fine, my kidneys were fine, my liver was fine, but the pain and discomfort continued. I was sent to a specialist, he told me it was all in my head and that I was a nervous wreck. I was so annoyed at this mans opinion I went to another specialist and had an inner urinary inspection. It showed nothing except that the walls of my bladder adjoining my intestines were very red and aggravated.

    So this year I was sent to another specialist and had a colonoscopy…and they found I had IBS caused by a yeast imbalance…and this was aggravating my urinary system.
    I started doing research and I found this support site.

    I started on the detox this weekend. I will do it for 14 days. I have cut everything out of my diet that I shouldn’t be eating and I will stick too it.
    I take a digestive enzyme 2 times a day and ‘Kolorex’ for the Candida, plus 1 multivitamin. No probiotic until the Candida is dead.

    My broth is as stated but I also boil broccoli in it and some Chinese greens.
    So far this is what I have to report:

    Upon taking the detox my system is quite obviously flushing out toxins. My need to urinate has increased significantly, but it’s a different kind of urine to normal.
    It is almost crystal clear (not yellow), this occurs about 15-20 mins after I take the detox drink. When it wear off my urine regains colour.

    When I take the broth I need to go to the toilet to pass stools. They are as expected, heavy, greyish and carrot like in shape.

    No withdrawal symptoms so far.

    I will let you know how the situation goes.

    #62076

    Bradley
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    Day 2:
    My need to urinate has lessened. I still need to go a lot, of course, but not as frequently as yesterday. When i do go it is still clear, and there is always a very large amount.

    Stools remain the same.

    No side effects so far.

    I am sleeping well, 8 hours last night.

    #62077

    Bradley
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    Day 3:
    My need to urinate has decreased rather dramatically. Before I felt like a human flood gate, but I would say its almost like normal now, this is despite my drinking the same amount of fluids as beforehand.

    My stools were a little difficult to pass today, but they eventually did. They are still in a smooth carrot like shape, heavy, sometimes grey in colour (from the bentonite).

    I noted some mild aggrovation of my bladder when I passed stools today, but not like before, it aches a bit, but I don’t really ned to pee so bad.

    Some food is passing through my system undigested, most notably capsicum (bell peppers to some of you).

    No other side effects so far.

    Still sleeping well.

    #62082

    Bradley
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    Day 4:
    I am not sure if it is because I am not eating enough or if it is mild die off symptoms. I have been bleary eyed, my emotions are a mixture of irritablity and sadness. I feel, at times, demotivated. I don’t feel like eating much, even though I know I need to eat, so I basically force myself to take my required doses. If I eat something I feel a bit better, but not that much.

    My head throbs in the morning, especially around my sinuses. I also ache around my lower jaw line and lower back, but otherwise I feel ok. my wife says i am thrashing around a lot when we sleep.

    I am not passing many stools. Some food remains undigested – capsicum again.

    My unrination is not frequent anymore. This is the biggest contrast so far…on the first 2 days I peed myself silly.

    Can anyone reading this, and there are a lot of you, please give me some feedback??

    #62083

    Bradley
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    (cont)
    I should also like to mention that my lymph nodes are hurting like crazy. Is this normal?

    #62084

    lisa
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    Swollen and painful lymph nodes is a detox symptom. You need to get your circulation moving so you can get them out. Some light exercise, a rebounder or a even try contrast shower. Alternating hot and cold water. Make sure you are drinking loads of water. Flush that rubbish out!

    Good luck!

    #62087

    doodllz
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    Hi Bradley,

    With regards to the broth, do you discard the vegetables as suggested on the website?

    Today is day 6 of my detox diet, I have been unable to continue with the detox drink since last night, I just hope the 5 days of the drink has helped. I think you are very brave and good to document this, I hope you manage to elimante it as soon as possible.

    I found just sticking to the broth was too difficult so I have introduced option 3 into my diet as of tuesday gone, fortunately most of my symptoms relating to the candida seems to have reduced, sth must be working.

    All the best…

    #62089

    Bradley
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    @lisa:
    thankyou for that, I was wondering if things were on the right track!

    #62090

    Bradley
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    @doodllz:

    I don’t eat the vegies from my broth, but my wife does. She uses them in dishes she eats. Throwing them away is such a waste. I added some broccolli to my broth, which tastes nice, but is also very healthy for you (it contains some useful enzymes).

    On day 4 I was as you described, drinking the detox drink was really hard. Mentally I was flat.

    I don’t know what has really changed inside, but the detox drink seems to have no effect on me anymore. I am wondering if this is supposed to happen.

    I hope everything works out for you!

    #62091

    Bradley
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    Day 5:
    As mentioned earlier my need to urinate has stabilised. At the start of the detox I would pee myself silly, now I don’t. The weird thing is that I still pee an enormous amount (as i am drinking a lot), it’s just that the urgency to do so has reduced. Is this because the toxins present in my bladder were flushed away?

    My stools remain as mentioned previously.

    Some side points of note:
    I am by no means bald, my hair is very thick, but before I went on this diet my wife swore my hair was getting thinner on the very top of my head. The other day she was playing with my hair and said that there are small hairs growing in this area again.

    Second, I am sporting a very strong ‘morning glory’ every morning. It’s been missing for a while! Welcome back old friend!

    Third, I am fairly sure that I am having a more ‘normal’ reaction when being caressed by my wife. As I mention in my earlier posts I just wasn’t feeling anything before.

    Fourth, my skin looks very clear.

    Fifth, I have not had any troubles with my previous testicle or ear infections recently. Have to wait and see on those.

    Sixth, my appetite seems far more controlled. I eat a lot, but can tolerate waiting and I am less inclined to want to snack. If I do, I have a brown rice cake and some sliced (non processed) meat.

    I think, apart from the obvious physical benefits, that psychologically these are all good things.

    #62094

    Bradley
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    Day 6
    Some minor issues of note today. Perhaps these are further die off symptoms?

    I have noticed the odd red rash appearing on my uppers arms. They are not very big, maybe the size of a fingernail. I am putting some anti fungal cream on it.

    I used to get really nasty ulcers, painful and stubborn. I can feel that an ulcer was erupting on my tongue (on the side, as was usual), but there seems to be no venom in this one at all. It’s more like a benign growth.

    I have also noted some mild aggravation particularly in my bladder region and epididymis. When this occurred beforehand I knew that I was about to suffer. This is different though, it is sort of aching, but I don’t feel the need to urgently go to the toilet at all. My stomach feels calm. Something is going on down there thats for sure.

    Otherwise I feel pretty good. I am looking for to the next stage of Stage 1, you can get pretty sick of the detox drink! I do like the vegetable broth though, so I have decided to keep drinking it as a supplement to my restricted diet.

    #62099

    elise
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    Hello everyone,

    Ive been on the candida-diet for a month now.
    At first it was really hard for me since I love baking pies/cakes basically everything sweet. By now it has become more of a lifestyle for me to find things I can have (like products sweetened with corn-syrop instead of sugar, else I would go crazy!!) Im still looking forward to the day I can get my chocolate-cheesecake again, but im afraid its gonna take a while.

    It all started with an unfortunate food-poisoning in Januari, leaving me dehydrated, causing a blatter-infection. Had to use anti-biotics, causing the candida. I wish i never ate that shrimp i thought looked funny!

    After the anti-biotics my urinal-system problems didnt go away and I got really tired, sometimes falling asleep on the couch after dinner, and my mind cloudy during day-time. Also i felt really depressed cause I didnt know what was wrong with me (and caused by the candida i know now) causing an emotional space between me and my boyfriend. Since my mother is a homeopatic doctor, im raised with a lot of natural ways to get healthy again and I refused to take any other anti-biotics.(though my mom also couldnt figure out what was wrong with me)

    After a couple of months feeling miserable I went reluctantly to the doctor and they tested my urine – nothing. So I went to the urologist, had all the inside and outside tests but they couldnt find anything unnormal. Then finally a month ago my mom called me and said “I know whats wrong with you! You have a Candida infection!” She said that she dindt understand why she didnt see it before and blamed it on the ‘mothers blind-spot’.

    By now I dont feel depressed anymore and have a lot more energy. My urethra still hurts every day but Ive had a couple pain-free days so im optimistic.

    Im wondering what you’re eating/not eating? And maybe you have some tips for me.

    Im staying away from:
    everything from cow-milk (i have some goat-milk now and then)
    sugar obviously (though im still having some alternate sweetened products)
    normal bread
    I dont know the english word, its the product that makes bread rise, since its related to the candida
    white rice and white pasta
    fruit
    anything moldy mushrooms french cheese etc

    Im eating rice-crakcers, crackers without the rising-product, bread from sourdough. For dinner kind of normal potatoes with beef and veggies or brown rice with chicken or so.

    I have a very helpfull book which has recipes for the candida diet, called (translated from dutch) “fighting with recipes” Maybe its also translated into english i dont know.

    Anyway, im going to try to go on with the diet for another month or so, so tips are welcome!

    greets, Elise

    #62100

    elise
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    Also, I use anti-candida suplements, 4 a day and 2 pro-biotic on an empty stomach. Plus 2000mg of vitamine C and 1 multi vitamin. I try to drink a lot of water but i tend to forget (i know, bad!).

    #62102

    mylife
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    elise wrote: Also, I use anti-candida suplements, 4 a day and 2on an empty stomach. Plus 2000mg of vitamine C and 1 multi vitamin. I try to drink a lot of water but i tend to forget (i know, bad!).

    pro-biotic kill people i think this website is owned by the goverment

    #62116

    Bradley
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    Day 7:
    nothing of real note that hasn’t happened before hand.

    Only grumble is sporadic aching in my lower pelvic, bladder region.

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