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    enorm2
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    I battled with candida for 8 months, and i feel very good now. I will write more closely what i had to do to get here.

    First ill start about myself a bit. I am 22 year old and i had quite severe candida infection for propably about 5-6 years, in my dreams did i know such disease even exists. Doctors told me i am depressed or whatever other stupid disease and just tried to pour some chemicals on me, what made things a lot worse , i even took anti-depressant for a year that was most idiotic thing ever, it does not heal anything.

    • I had severe memory problems – I lost my wallets, keys , mobiles phones, were unable to work at normal jobs because my brain just did not function very well .
    • Kidneys hurted a lot – later i learned its after eating gluten or too much sugar.
    • Behavior issues – Getting along with other people was severly hard, because i had anxiety and autism symptoms , just talking was kind of bizzare cant even explain it well..
    • Ear and bladder infections repeatedly

    There was more but i am not going to talk about that any more.
    So what did i do to get better.
    Very strict diet for many months, i avoided gluten (gluten is the worst), sugar, dairy (cheese,milk everything except yogurts), ALCOHOL is 100% to avoid, its like gasoline to candida. I had some severe fall backs because of alcohol. Somewhere in between i had quite good health so i believed yay i am well and can enjoy everything that others can eat and drink again. So went out with my friend got drunk , smoked few cigars, next day boom i felt so sick that i thought i will die. And that lasted for 2 weeks.. So not very regular hangover. Try to explain to others that your hangovers last for 2 weeks.. Drinking is so not worth it.

    So erase all your friends that pull you into bad lifestyle choices like drinking and junk food.
    Because having willpower to say no every time is actually VERY hard, if you have constant weird cravings that will reset any of your progress.

    Next thing that has to come into daily menu are vegetables, raw green vegetables, some low sugar fruits, no bananas or other highly sweet ones. If you want apple buy a very green one.
    I made smoothies 3-4 times a week, that had a lot of green stuff in it + very important GARLIC and ONIONS. Garlics and onions taste awful, so your smoothie DOES NOT NEED TO TASTE GOOD. It must be destructive to candida .

    Probiotics – that is ofcourse essential, but be aware not all probiotics are helpful, i tested different ones, and some even made my condition worse, so test some and stay with the one that brings the best results. HIGH DOSES, do not be afraid to take more than whats recommended, if you have candida you have world war in your stomach , you need good troops.

    Saccharoo boulardii – I am not sure i wrote this correctly, but i took this for like 3-4 months.
    up to 900mg per day when i was in bad shape. Regular dose was 600mg, that was 2 pills a day.
    This made huge improvement, its something that saccharomyces boulardii is yeast also, but it does not stay inside your body, it flushes out. But it does compete for food with candida, so making candida yeast suffer because it has no food.

    Apple cider vinegar – This is the only vinegar that is beneficial in my testing results, others made things worse by helping candida. Apple vinegar helps you sleep when you have severe candida die-off and gives a lot clarity. I took about 2 table spoons, in morning and before bed. If you get better do not take so much, too much can cause stomach pain. But in crisis it is a must.

    Colloidal silver – This is like atomic bomb to candida and causes severe die off. First time i took it caused me major heart burn and fever. So i also took some Apple vinegar to ease die-off . But after few days i felt so much better, it healed my bladder and ear infections with 2 weeks.
    I took it for a month, dosage is hard to tell, because it depends how the colloidal silver was made. Do your research on google about it.
    I made my colloidal silver myself, if you want to do the same then internet is full of how to do it.
    But REMEMBER to use Distilled water and pure 99% silver! Otherwise it can turn you blue and is not so effective.

    Dichotomous earth + L-Glutamine – every morning and evening i take those 2 with water, helped greatly and help to keep stomach barriers clean and recovering. Dosage: 1 table spoon of both, at morning and evening.

    I also ate some clay sometimes, animals eat clay to transport bad inhabitants out of them, so i thought i will try too. Works quite good in my opinion. But its hard to find good quality clay.

    In this moment i am only taking Dichotomous earth + L-Glutamine, still avoiding gluten dairy and sugar, but not so severly, if i sometimes eat sugar or drink milk, its fine but still cause uneaseing feeling and tiredness. I still do avoid alcohol like plague, it just destroys everything in your body, and i do not ever want to be battling with candida again.

    My health is now very good compared to what it was before. Memory is excelent, asthma and acne gone,
    energy levels high, mood is so much better than before, no more weird health problems.

    Ask me anything you would like, and i will come and answer these if i can.
    If i remember something new to add , then il edit this post.
    If my English sucks then know its not my mother language πŸ˜€

    #171493

    Missy7
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    Hi Enorm2, such a helpful post – thank you so much for sharing. I’m exactly 4 weeks into my candida diet/homeopathy supplements and very very confused to say the least. I read quite a few posts on this forum and compared to symptoms most people are experiencing, including yours, my problem doesn’t seem as bad. I’m seriously considering taking a different treatment approach cos the one I’m on right now is driving me crazy.

    My main issue for some time now has been bad breath (whitish coating on the tongue) and 2 incidents of vaginal thrush – which only came about after unprotected sex. First incident was with my now ex 5 years ago (which is also the very first time I got thrush ever in my life). And the second was couple of months ago with another partner – which made me wonder why it was happening again. I visited my naturopath and here I am now.

    The diet so far has caused me more problems than good. Majority of the foods allowed on the candida diet, especially along the lines of legumes, lentils, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower etc have always given me bloating/gas/constipation since childhood so having to eat not much but these foods for the past 4 weeks wreaked absolute havoc on my system. I’m walking around like a balloon. I feel disgusting to say the least.

    And although I stuck to the diet and the supplements, I’m yet to see a substantial change on either one of my current issues – the white coating on the tongue or the thrush. My naturopath was also hoping I would see better results by now so she’s referred me to a doctor who specialises in infections to see if we can take a different approach.

    Of course I’ll see what he says but to be honest at this stage, I’m considering taking the standard GP prescribed meds and loading my system up with probiotics and anti fungals to increase the good bacteria.

    I admire you for sticking to such a strict regime and great to hear you can now better manage your condition πŸ™‚

    #171520

    enorm2
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    Yeah sticking with the diet is quite hard, but after this time i cant even imagine eating the way i used to, when i was younger my main food was sugar and chips. Yuck..
    About taking standard prescribed meds,it may bring great result and i would certainly take them too, have read great feedback on Fluconazole. But i cant try it my doctor thinks candida is made up thing, so yeah, i should switch doctor but i trust none of them πŸ˜€

    #171707

    Emmap
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    Hi Enorm2 and Missy7. Thanks for your posts. I completed 30 days on the candida diet, and have since fallen off the wagon, and have slipped back into old eating habits. I noticed a huge improvement in my health in the 30 days and don’t know how to motivate myself!

    Please share with me your tips for staying motivated on the diet. I really appreciate any suggestions!

    Missy7, I noticed that there were certain foods that upset me on the diet, so stuck with the things that were ok. After a while the bloating reduced. I also noticed that legumes are on the DON’T EAT list!

    I hope you are both well πŸ™‚

    #171711

    enorm2
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    Hey Emmap,
    I have been watching my diet for at least 10 months, and i still slip.
    Sometimes i just test if i can now eat pizzas and stuff and will feel fine afterwards, but its still the same. Its funny to think there are lots of things i can eat and feel great afterwards, but the society is so full of bad grains and artifical sugar foods its crazy, so it will take time to get out of this cycle of bad eating habits.
    But its worth it, sometimes i walk around and see like miserable, tired people and i know they feel so crap because they probably have no healthy food habits, and the doctors just keep writing pills if they want help.

    So my motivation is to just see what happens to me if i keep this up for years, like if you can see upward trend in yourself, then you do not want to go back to old you anymore.

    #171719

    Edge Hog
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    The diet so far has caused me more problems than good. Majority of the foods allowed on the candida diet, especially along the lines of legumes, lentils, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower etc have always given me bloating/gas/constipation since childhood so having to eat not much but these foods for the past 4 weeks wreaked absolute havoc on my system. I’m walking around like a balloon. I feel disgusting to say the least.

    And although I stuck to the diet and the supplements, I’m yet to see a substantial change on either one of my current issues – the white coating on the tongue or the thrush. My naturopath was also hoping I would see better results by now so she’s referred me to a doctor who specialises in infections to see if we can take a different approach.

    Bloating/gas/constipation resulting from highly fibrous foods is perhaps the clearest indicator of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). I highly recommend you listen to all the podcasts at http://www.siboinfo.com/learning-more.html I’ve listened to each one at least twice, as there is so much useful information in them. Components of a treatment plan for SIBO could include a low FODMAP/SCD diet, natural or localized antibiotics, and chiropractic relocation of the ileocecal value, among other things.

    #171738

    Emmap
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    Thanks Enorm2. Yep, I managed to get back on the wagon after getting your reply. I listened to some motivational youtube videos & meditations, today is the day etc! And felt that the best moto for myself was ‘short term gain, long term pain’ for when I’m considering eating something I shouldn’t.

    Best regards to you πŸ™‚

    #171739

    mattsuss89
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    Hi,

    Ive recently found out i had candida, 3 different types along with dysbiosis, i have seen a nutrionist who has given me a dietry plan to go by, although there are some things on there i question, like jacket potato and sweet potato as allowed foods, as well as cottage cheese. I also suffer from chronic heartburn which i think is part of the candida problem, does anyone else have this and if so whats your plan?? Any advice is appreciated im in a bit of a sorry state along with my gut! πŸ™

    #171740

    Emmap
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    Hi Mattsuss89. I’m sorry to hear that you and your guts are in a sorry state. It sucks and I think I know what you mean. I have had some heartburn, and inflammation of my pancreas. Definitely in the first few weeks of the candida diet, I experienced these symptoms, so may be die-off related.
    I would stay away from the potatoes and cheeses on the candida diet. I too have never seen such a strict candida diet, but it is working and probably a lot quicker than other diets before which allowed a few extras. It’s great to have a dietary plan – is it like a meal plan, or more the do’s and don’ts?
    How did you get the diagnosis of 3 different types of candida and dybiosis?

    #171741

    mattsuss89
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    Hi emmap,

    Thank you for replying, i had a stool anaylsis done, my heartburn is chronic but ive had this before i found out i had candida and wondered if it can be a cause of candida and dysbiosis?? I think if i get rid of candida and get my gut healthy again the heartburn may stop. I think i may just have to stick to meat and veg for now because everything else just makes it worse, ive also had burning in my arms and legs… So many things going on!

    #171825

    enorm2
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    Hei mattsuss89, have you tried apple cider vinegar with water for heartburn ? It sure did help me with the pain. Also high dose of Vitamin-C seems to help. I took like 1000% of recommended dosage for quite a while :D, there are no side effects on too much C vitamin, you will just pee it out.

    #171830

    ampm
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    few quick questions. I have been limiting my diet (I also have a host of other food allergies) for about 3 months now and have good, albeit slow results. I did have 2 cheat days within that span & I feel like it basically brought me back to square one. That being said, on to the questions.

    1. generally, how much does ingesting something off the diet set back the process (medically/scientifically)?
    2. are these items okay to ingest while on the candida cleanse?
    Teff (flour or grain)
    quinoa flour
    coconut flour
    psyllium husk powder
    olives
    nightshades (eggplant, peppers, chilies)
    3. if/when/how will i know when it is okay to back away from this diet or start occasionally incorporating items on the “do not eat” list?

    Any guidance, references, ideas and recipes are welcome.
    Thanks!

    #171832

    Emmap
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    Hi there ampm,

    Well done on restricting your diet for 3 months! As far as eating foods on the don’t eat list and how long it sets you back, my experience is that it depends on what it is and in what quantity and the state of my guts, etc!
    Re: the list of foods you asked about, I believe the flours are ok, but I don’t know what teff flour is. I personally don’t eat the coconut flour because it makes me constipated. I eat olives which I cured myself (coz I’m lucky to have an olive tree). And the nightshades you listed are ok on the Eat list.
    Introducing foods, I have accidentally experimented with this by being unmotivated! I think once all your symptoms are cleared up you can introduce foods, starting with green apples and other low sugar fruits. I am not at that stage yet and have just ticked off 30 days (for the 2nd time!).

    Good luck!

    #171841

    ampm
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    Thanks for the quick and informative response. I had never heard of teff, either. With all the conflicting info, you & this website, in general, seem to be the most informed…at this point i feel a lot is just trial and error. I’m definitely jealous of your olive tree, but we all work with what we’ve got.

    The first few weeks are the toughest, congrats! I was on an herbal/liquid candida cleanse called CandiGone made by Renew life that lists green apples as ok, so who really knows. I’ve also heard conflicting info about quinoa, pears & tomatoes.

    Incorporating stevia, almonds, almond butter & green apples have been keeping me sane. I suppose I could try without them, but I’m not sure how sustainable that diet is with all my other allergies/diet restrictions.
    Wine is definitely my worst nemesis & most missed item. I did also have tortilla chips last night, which I followed with an activated charcoal drink (liter of water ) & back to back colonics today & tomorrow. Not really sure how this will all play out, but its worth a shot

    #171876

    Emmap
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    HI all, how is everyone fairing?

    Mattsus, any luck with the indigestion?

    Ampm, huh! Wine, oh yeah, that’d be nice. I cave at lollies, and would get into cake if I had it around! I like how you have your few items that keep you sane. I have started cooking up green apples with skin on and vanilla and cinnamon, then eating a tablespoon of that with a tablespoon of yoghurt for a snack or dessert. I binged on ice-cream the other night, have spent the past 2 days in bed and on the toilet πŸ™ So trying to bring myself to the realisation that I can’t eat certain foods, that they ‘don’t serve me’, so ‘let it go’

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