- May 15, 2012 at 9:32 pm #81943
So I’ve been doing the candida diet pretty strictly for almost a month in a half now.
The majority of my symptoms have gone except for two main things…
1. I get stomach cramps that last about 20 minutes after I have a bowel movement.
2. I tend to get heartburn after I eat meat. It generally goes away when I burp a few times.
Thoughts on what might cause these symptoms?
Any supplements that you think I should take? I was thinking of buying a good digestive enzyme supplement for the heartburn.
Currently, these are the supplements I am using on the Candida diet daily…
-1 Garlic pill
-1 25 billion probiotic
-1 Grapefruit seed extract
-1 Betaine HCL pill with each heavy meal
What I take occasionally..
-apple cider vinegar
Sidenote: I just went to my naturepath and found out i’m alleric to gluten, eggs, and almonds. I’m think there must be a correlation with this and candida.May 16, 2012 at 8:41 am #81987
If you are allergic to just about anything it is caused by leaky gut syndrome which is caused by candida. Leaky gut can be healed via the protocol and other supplements.
I get heartburn after I eat pork or beef…are you eating these types of meat?
I get stomach cramps before bowel movements and this is usually because I am very constipated…not sure what to suggest other than chewing your food longer.
-rasterMay 16, 2012 at 8:58 am #81991
I was actually researching leaky gut syndrome this morning and this definitely sounds like what I have.
And yes, it is after I eat heavy meats such as pork and beef.
I made turkey lettuce wraps for lunch yesterday and felt completely fine.
I do know I have a habit of not chewing my food long enough which I’m sure contributes to the heartburn.
Any suggestions on what supplements I should add or even subtract to my daily regimen?
I’m drink a hemp protein shake in the morning which has about 45% my daily fiber intake, but I’m thinking I need more. Somebody suggest miracle fiber.
I was also suggested to take a smaller dosage of probiotics throughout the day instead of one 25 billion probiotic, which I usually take after dinner.
I am also trying my best to do a food rotation and I’m going to limit my heavy meats for a two weeks and hopefully that will get rid of some of my discomfort.
On a brighter note, I am feeling MUCH better than before I did the Candida diet. I feel like once I battle these leaky gut syndromes I will be back to my normal self from 6 months ago…only healthier!May 16, 2012 at 9:01 am #81992
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missiello wrote: Any suggestions on what supplements I should add or even subtract to my daily regimen?
Here’s the post covering Leaky Gut Syndrome.May 16, 2012 at 9:12 am #81994
I would completely eliminate pork or beef because this causes heartburn. I cheated on mothers day and had some bacon and had some heart burn…you won’t have it ever again if you eat chicken, turkey, buffalo, lamb, seafood, etc. Cause and effect right here! It also takes 1-2 days to digest beef/pork while it takes only 4 hours to digest seafood or chicken. If you want to heal leaky gut you need to get your digestion to improve as much as possible.
A simple way to heal leaky gut is prebiotics, probiotics, and fiber (FOS). Good sources of FOS include artichokes, oat bran, and miracle fiber which you can add to your breads, yogurt, etc. You also need to reduce the inflammation of the gut by taking (fermented) cod liver oil or anti-inflammatory foods such as broccoli, fish, blueberries, etc.
-rasterMay 16, 2012 at 10:41 am #82013
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missiello wrote: I was also suggested to take a smaller dosage of probiotics throughout the day instead of one 25 billion probiotic, which I usually take after dinner.
Is this more beneficial in terms of die-off effects?May 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm #82021
The more probiotics and antifungals you take the more die-off you will experience, to lessen die-off, reduce antifungals or probiotics if you desire. There are other ways to lessen die-off as well.
-rasterMay 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm #82167
Able – thank you for the link. I am making a list of supplements to get at the health food store.
Raster – I’ve been taking a very high quality Omega-3 Fish oil which includes both EPA and DHA. The brand is called “Pure Alaska Omega.” Is this just as good as taking cod liver oil?
I also bought an acupuncture deal off groupon. I heard it also does wonders for people dealing with candida/leaky gut syndrome. Has anybody used acupuncture?May 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm #82173
Acupuncture is one of the foundations of my treatment and it is very effective. The more energy you have the more effective it’ll be, so its best to do it later in your treatment…but even a few times early on can make you feel good immediately. I would tell them your symptoms, maybe mention candida, and state that your detoxing and need digestion to improve. 30 minutes later and your like a new person.
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