- July 27, 2013 at 12:46 am #108256
magnarssonMemberTopics: 1Replies: 1
I’m sure it has been an issue for many more years but my first REAL crisis came in 2009. I was in an unhappy relationship, a job I didn’t like and I compensated by eating a lot of sugar. A LOT! I remember the tipping point, it was a chocolate cake. I had 2nds and 3rds and after that, my life changed. After that point, whenever I would eat something with any carbs in it, I would enter this drunken stupor. I had trouble concentrating, I couldn’t do basic math, and everything that was aggravating in my life just became 10x worse. I was aware of candida and I knew it was the culprit so I had to enter into a treatment protocol as outlined by my naturopath and the time.
The only thing I could eat was brown rice, green veggies some meat (turkey, fish and chicken). I was on that diet for 5 weeks, also taking a bunch of supplements. The Dr also did some tests to see what anti-fungals were best for me… apparently caprylic acid tested ineffective so I had to use other alternatives. It cost me a ton of cash (I think the Dr upsold me a bunch of stuff I didn’t need and squeezed as much $$ as possible). Despite that, I went through the diet and felt somewhat better after I was finished. I ended the diet with a prime rib and got horribly sick :/
I made some horrible decisions though during those bad moments when I couldn’t think straight.. I can’t imagine all the decisions mankind have made under the influence of something like this.
And now I find myself battling it yet again.. although not quite as bad as round 1. I had a colonic a couple months ago and ate refined sugar too soon afterwards. It’s a slippery slope and I found some familiar symptoms returning. I had another colonic last week and I’ve made it a priority to do it right this time and to take care of this once and for all.
I ordered some supplements which include:
– Candex: Yeast Management System. Any one have any experience with this??
– Saccharomyces Boulardii
– Jarro-Dophilus EPS
Since I live in Bali, I don’t have the luxury of obtaining refrigerated probiotics so those will have to do. But what makes matters worse is that I just got a call from customs saying they need special paperwork for my shipment, which I don’t have, which I have no idea how to provide. It looks like the shipment will be sent back. Arrghh.
So for now, I’m relying on yogurt, kimchee and an older batch of ‘body biotics’ which I’ve heard is an excellent supplement. I also just polished off some Natren probiotics (Superdophilus and Bulgaricum) that I brought with me a few months ago.. a miracle that I’ve been able to keep them cool in the fridge despite moving so many times.
So now I’m on day 5 of no carbs and I feel like absolute garbage. I’m excited to have some oat bran today so I can at least get a bit of energy.
And that’s kind of what’s going on so far!
DrewJuly 27, 2013 at 1:59 pm #108272
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4811
Hello, Drew, and welcome to the forum.
I wish you had found the forum before you purchased your supplements. You can’t take S. Boulardii and the Jorrow probiotic during the same period. Jorrow contains lactic acid bacteria which has shown antifungal properties against yeast, S. Boulardii. The same goes for drinking kefir and take S. Boulardii during the same period. Some believe you can take one of these in the morning and one at night, but I personally don’t believe this would work because most of the lactic acid bacteria are going to live and still be around when you take the S. Bourlardii.
We have a protocol on the forum, and one of the sections is about Probiotics . This information will tell you exactly which probiotics are most useful in the treatment because they’ve been tested by forum members.
Candex is not going to help you either, so I wish you had not already wasted your money on it.
In your private message to me requesting the strict diet, you mentioned that you were considering flying to an area where you could obtain the correct probiotics, but remember that you also need to drink kefir every day after around two weeks on the diet. If you can afford to make this trip, I would seriously consider doing so.
Check your inbox for the diet information.
AbleJuly 28, 2013 at 3:57 am #108302
magnarssonMemberTopics: 1Replies: 1
Thanks for the reply and diet info.
I was unable to receive my order at customs so it looks like it’ll be returned to iherb. I should be able to get a refund so not a huge loss.
Thanks for advising on the probiotics. As I mentioned, the chance of getting good quality kefir and probiotics is minimal as the only thing I’ve seen is commercial goat’s kefir so not sure how to best approach it. Getting stuff sent in ice packs isn’t likely going to do much either considering how long stuff takes to get here. Aren’t there suitable probiotics that don’t require refrigeration? I’m considering a visit to Bangkok so perhaps there are more options there.
For now I’m just continuing with the diet and with the ‘body biotics’ probiotics. It doesn’t help things that I’m needing to avoid most saturated fats either (coconut oil, butter, etc..) on this modified diet so I’ll do my best. It sucks being so hungry all the time, no matter what you eat! Gotta work with what you’ve got 😉
DrewAugust 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm #108978
lita11MemberTopics: 0Replies: 8
I think you should try to eat more and more vegetables and fruits. There is another thing that you should properly complete your sleep. Most of the people are prey of candida due to incomplete sleep.
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