- May 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm #82962
I’ve been on the diet for over two months with a week break in between due to travelling. I did the strict diet for about two weeks but my addiction to brocolli was making me think I had really bad die-off or severe allergies to something..it was just making me gassy! Wasn’t pleasant though.
Today I didn’t eat brocolli and feel great! All my symptoms are gone and I feel so much better! I will stick to the diet anyway for a little while and taking all my pills just to make it’s under control and reintroduce some fruit in a couple of weeks. I’m looking forward to some blueberries again.
I just wanted to share the good news so it might encourage people to stick with it.
And thanks all for the advice and suggestions during the diet!May 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm #82966
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4811
Thanks for the update, Crumbly. And congratulations!
AbleMay 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm #82971
missielloMemberTopics: 8Replies: 36
Good to hear! I’m at month two and I’m starting to feel much better as well.
PS Broccoli makes me gassy and bloated too but I love it. Weird, I thought broccoli was supposed to help with inflammation?May 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm #82988
Yes brocolli is the only thing I cut out in the last few days and no gas. I thought I was just getting worse and made an appointment for allergy testing but now I want to do it myself with diet and see what intolerances I have myself. I’m going to listen to my own body after this.
I also read that xylitol can cause gas and I had cut that out with the strict diet anyway so hopefully all will return to normal soon.
Just want to add after reading other posts about returning to normal diet in the future – I will NEVER be returning to the diet I had before this! I don’t want yeast mind-controlling me to eat cakes… I’ll have a slice of cake on a Saturday for a treat if I meet a friend for tea (never caffine anymore!) and I will think twice about having a ready meal in my fridge ‘just in case’. I also won’t accept anti-biotics again or take any medication wihtout really feeling the need for it. I’m also going to buy a better juicer that will encourage me more to have healthy shakes.
It’s an exciting chapter around the corner!
Just hopefully today will be ok as well..!May 24, 2012 at 11:44 pm #82990
DoggiemamaMemberTopics: 43Replies: 204
i been on the dirt for 4 weeks. the first week was horrible from being so weak..the next two weeks i felt pretty darn good..and now this past week..i feel absolutely horrible. i dont know why i feel so bad…when sitting here i get soo dizzy..and a bad headache that advil wont knock out..which was all my symptoms before i started the diet. i am getting some new antifungals this weekend so i hope that helps. really discouraged right now…cause i feel so bad.June 2, 2012 at 9:28 am #83742
Thought I would update on this post as I’ve tried to introduce some foods again.
I had a really stressful week at work and had to go out two nights for dinner with colleagues. I went to Lebanese restaurant and managed to eat only approved foods but felt swollen with a pain in my tummy – I think it might have been aubergine (eggplant) puree…and then I realised I ate a little feta cheese by mistake after someone told me it was cottage cheese. Then for lunch one day I took some aubergine again to see what would happen and I felt bloated again. I then ate some organic probiotic yogurt for a snack two days in a row and felt that feeling again. Today I haven’t eaten yogurt, just oat bran and unsweetened coconut milk, eggs and coconut bread (made with greek yogurt) and then a lunch of corned beef, lettuce, olive oil, guacamole and roast turnip. I also had a xylitol coconut drop biscuit with tea and I feel fine.
I’m wondering now if some vegetables are indeed causing havoc but also dairy. The only dairy I ate was butter really and the baked greek yogurt in my bread didn’t seem to do much.
It’s interesting trying new food again but unfortunately my thrush is back a bit so I’m going to back a step again for a while and see what happens. It just won’t go away completely,I think I have had thrush on and off (but most of the time) for over a year now. It’s very frustrating but I think the stressful week had something to do with it coming back. At least all of my other symptoms are gone now which is a relief!
I have decided against going for an allergy test at the moment because I want to keep more of a food and symptom diary for longer. I haven’t read great things about the tests accuracy as well which is putting me off. I have since found out that two members of my family (cousin distance) are coeliacs so that may go some way to explaining things.
We have a bank holiday weekend here and I’m having a good and pressure-free weekend in the kitchen which is a welcome relief!June 2, 2012 at 9:48 am #83744
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4811
It just won’t go away completely
I’m always amazed when someone who has been on the treatment for only a couple of months says, “It just won’t go away completely. “ But I guess I shouldn’t be since I’ve read it so often. You’re looking at a year or longer even ‘after’ all the symptoms have disappeared before you should feel safe as far as adding foods that will most definitely feed the Candida yeast which will always be in your intestines.
I’ve been Candida free for a year, and there are still certain foods I won’t eat because I believe they could still cause problems. One thing I’ve not eaten is dairy products which most definitely include butter. Of all things to test, this should be among the last right alongside sugar.
Foods you test should be foods considered ‘safe’ which means they add a benefit to a Candida treatment. Butter, for example, has absolutely no benefit for a Candida treatment since all it can do is supply food for the Candida.
These include such foods as dried beans, tomatoes, 1/2 Granny Smith apple and a very small amount of sweet potatoes, and possibly millet although there’s really no need for this because of the plentiful supply of similar foods on the diet.
AbleJune 2, 2012 at 11:33 am #83763
mstewartMemberTopics: 37Replies: 47
I’m glad to see that you are improving. I have been on the diet for almost 6 months. I wanted to let you know that candida is very sneeky. Just when you start to feel better and think that you can make some changes it rears it’s ugly head! I started using regular toothpaste again and I think that’s what started my problems again with the familiar itching (vaginal and rectal)!
What I am doing is planning out my attack on a calendar. I can’t remember when I make changes and when something happens I don’t know what to attibute it too. With it written on a calendar, I can look back and see what can be the culprit.
It is also important not to add more than one thing at a time. I believe the recommended time in the protocol is 7-10 days. I know how hard it is to wait. But we have to remember we didn’t get this way overnight, the cure won’t happen overnight.
The other thing that I do differently is really use the forum when I have questions or am thinking about doing something new. Able and raster and many of the others are very quick to share their experiences and advice.
This diet is not like western medicine, it doesn’t work that fast. We are used to getting pills and being fixed. That only treats the symptoms. This diet addresses the root causes and makes you look at how you are treating your body.
Take care and keep going!June 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm #83767
The symptoms I get from food reactions are swelling and pain and also sometimes mucous production like Raster has explained about. These happen within 10 minutes of eating the food and disappear within 2-3 hours. So I know exactly after eating something that is making me ill. I never felt this with butter (the tiny bit I ever had on my bread). I’ll stop eating now anyway as you explained, it is feeding the yeast.
As soon as I started feeling weird digestion-wise I was on this diet as I googled it straight away so it’s likely my candida wasn’t overgrowing for so long as others here.
Anyway I’m hoping to get tested next time at the doctor in case I’m coeliac and go from there.
And the reason I didn’t go back to eating everything was because I felt I was better but didnt trust the yeast! I stayed on the diet apart from that damn mistake at dinner the other night!
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