My husband and I go on the candida diet journey!

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    kabes
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    Hi!
    I wanted to share here, because this diet has changed my life, helped my relationship and even improved my children’s lives!!

    For the last four years (me) and two years (my husband), we have been feeling not quite right – I’ve been lacking in energy, putting on weight, feeling itchy and getting blocked sinuses. My husband had it far worse – he got severe pelvic, leg and foot pain, to the point where he was barely able to work, let alone do anything after work apart from lie on the sofa. With two young children, this was so sad for him, and us all.

    I did a lot of reading for my own symptoms, and then when he started being ill for his. I had always had my suspicions that I may have been suffering from candida, but had not found a diet that I could work with. Many asked for lots of expensive supplements, others were so complicated they were impossible to follow.

    About three months ago, I came to the conclusion that we could be suffering the same thing, I read somewhere that pelvic pain or prostatitis could be caused by candida and had an “Aha!” moment. Honestly by then, my husband had tried and been tested for so many things, seen so many specialists, he was desperate enough to make any change to his diet that might help his terrible condition.

    I started straight away with the Candida diet – fully committing to the cleanse (longest week of my life) and then got so excited to be on comparatively varied foods, for the following weeks. I took all the suggested natural remedies too. In fact, I stuck to it, like I had never stuck to any other diet in my whole life. Somehow, doing this, for my own health, seemed like a no brainer. I did feel tired and weak the first week but within two weeks, I had started feeling better, in fact all my symptoms reduced or just went away.

    My husband decided to go for it, not doing the cleanse (he has a full on job, and knew he wouldn’t be able to operate safely on the cleanse foods) but starting with everything else a couple weeks after me. Within a week, he noticed his pain levels were lowering significantly. Now more than a month on, I can truly say he is nearly back to his old self. We have fun with the kids again, he goes out to yoga (unthinkable two months ago) he plays basketball. He just does everything he used to do. But best of all, he is smiling and happy again because his health is back!

    As for me, I can feel extremely grateful that my cravings for sugar have gone, I’m full of energy, and have none of the other weird but irritating symptoms I was suffering from. Oh and I lost 7lb too!

    Next week will be my day 60. I can honestly say I haven’t cheated on this diet, despite eating out, going to friends and a vacation (that was hard!) What’s the point in cheating when you know the only winner is the Candida?

    Having a partner also on this diet has been just the best thing – we plan our food together, and when one of us is feeling weak and wants to get something off diet to eat, the other one can be strong and say “Don’t do it!” We will continue with this diet until my husband’s symptoms are completely gone. With the progress he has made so far, I would think this will be in a few months. But for now, I’m happy to keep trying all the fun recipes, challenging my husband (and kids!) to try new and weird things and get healthier every day!

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    Jaumeb
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    I also suffer from CPPS. Keep us updated about the progress of your husband.

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    kabes
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    Huge sympathies Jaumeb its an awful condition. Here’s to a similarly successful recovery for you. I cannot emphasise enough how great the candida diet has been for him. I will keep updating regularly.

    By the way, I should add, that about the time my husband decided to try the Candida Diet, we got an appointment with an Integrative Physician. They look at your whole health, not just treating symptoms and often offer more natural remedies. He wasn’t sure if it was Candida, thought it might be a food intolerance but he ran a whole range of blood and urine tests to check. In the mean time we started the diet and waited for the test results. By the time the results came back showing it was Candiasis (it took about two weeks), he was already feeling so much better. The IP was extremely impressed with my husband’s progress – he said he looked like a different man – and that I had made the right diagnosis:) My husband plans to have lab tests done when he feels fully recovered, to try to see if the Candiasis is totally eliminated from his system.

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    Jaumeb
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    Was that a stool culture? I tested positive for candida overgrowth in a stool culture.

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    kabes
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    No – blood tests and urine sample.

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    Jaumeb
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    Both? Who performed those tests? Was it a mainstream lab and mainstream doctor or something more alternative?

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    kabes
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    Yes both. The Lab tests were done by The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. The test was called Organic Acids Test – Nutritional and Metabolic Profile. He also ran tests with Meridian Valley Lab called the E95 common food panel.

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    Jaumeb
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    Thanks. I did the OAT at Great Plains back in 2009. My results came back negative, probably because I was on a very low carb diet back then.

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    laurenziano
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    You have moderate Candida yeast overgrowth. Thank god because you don’t how bad it can get like diahrrea 15 times a day where you can’t go to work or pay your bills. Lots of people like that. Congratulations on getting lab tests because 1.7 billion people in world according to topic diahrrea news have your problem and worse. It’s been revealed to me that bread yeast is the #1 cause of those 1.7 billion people. Yeast doesn’t bother them until it becomes yeast overgrowth and then DIAHRREA starts. White tongue. Colds which is the body getting rid of yeast or mucous. Cut out bread it is your #1 enemy and plague on the earth. God sais DO NOT EAT LEAVENED BREAD. THAT’S WHY. EAT BREAD BUT NOT LEAVENED BREAD. So easy to make your own bread and pizza. Lots of non yeast recipes on the internet. Do your family a favour and learn how to make unleavened bread for them. 1.7 billion people are eating yeast bread and 1.5 million die every year because of yeast. We have been conditioned to eat yeast bread.white bread for the kids sandwiches. Bread every day for supper is yeast overgrowth or CANDIDA YEAST OVERGROWTH.

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    hellosummers
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    Hi Kabes, good to hear that you were successful in your candida cleanse! What did you use to detoxify during this time? Also did you notice changes in your tongue coating from when you started to when you finished the cleanse?

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