- May 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm #82451
First off, I want to say how EXCITED I am to have found these forums! Thank you all in advance for the advice I’m asking for. I’ve been doing a ton of reading (I’ve thought I might have a Candida problem for a while.) My Naturopath tells me I have Leaky Gut & intolerances to Gluten, Dairy & Soy. I’ve experienced chronic yeast infections for as long as I can remember & am extremely sensitive to all alcohol (except red wine & tequila in small amounts.) I’m starting the cleanse this week & have just a few questions about the whole looooong process:
Are there any other Gluten/Dairy/Soy intolerant candida sufferers here? If so, I’d love to know your secrets for this diet.
I try to be vegetarian as much as possible (I was vegan for 3 years) & eggs make me UBER mucus-y… What would be other acceptable sources of protein? I usually stick with Quinoa, Chia Seeds, Hemp & Millet.
Kombucha? Yeah or Nay? My best friend (an acupuncturist who I plan to highly take advantage of,) makes her own & she says it’s mostly sugar, but the stuff I buy in the store says there’s hardly any in it. Plus it says there’s a few strands of acids…
Nutritional Yeast: I’ve read several different places that it’s not an active form of yeast & it’s ok on a Candida diet. Other places say absolutely not.
Braggs Amino Acids: I know soy sauce is out, but what about Braggs? I don’t seem to have a reaction to it, even though it comes from fermented soy beans. Fermented foods are good, right?
Tempeh: same thing as above with Braggs (in small amounts)
Again, thanks for all your help! I look forward to picking your brains for the next 6-18 months!May 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm #82466
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6828
I basically was intolerant to almost anything and now I am not, so I will say its very possible to heal leaky gut.
Here’s the protocol we developed on the forum on how to heal and we came up with a strict forum food list if you are interested. Check out this post:
-rasterMay 21, 2012 at 9:09 am #82495
Thanks for your quick reply!
Yes! I spent all last night reading the posts on here (and answered a lot of my own questions.) But I would definitely love to have that strict food list if possible. Thanks again!May 21, 2012 at 11:30 am #82513
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6828
Email able900 for the strict food list.
Here are some thoughts from raster:
1) The mucous reaction you mentioned could be that you are allergic to eggs; when I get mucous production, it usually is from something I am allergic to. I get it after potatoes or starch for instance.
2) Kombucha is a prebiotic, so as long as it contains low sugar, it should be ok. By low sugar, I mean less than 5-10g of sugar per serving. You can make it at home as well I believe.
3) I wouldn’t mess around with nutritional yeast but haven’t tried it out. If you could have yeast, you could have beer which is a big no no.
4) Braggs should be ok as long as it doesn’t contain soy; they make other products if you are interested in them. Soy is something we don’t allow on the diet on the strict food list.
5) Tempeh is a soy food product so no.
I’d also be careful with quinoa from my experience; I became allergic to it after 4 days of eating it in a row and look at it in the same category as rice; slightly bad for the diet. I like buckwheat as an alternative.
-rasterMay 21, 2012 at 12:15 pm #82521
Thanks! I emailed him…
The mucus comes from a LOT of things: eggs, potatoes, bread, cheese, pasta, beer, juices (orange, carrot, etc.) I also have a lot when I wake up in the morning (especially after drinking wine the night before.) I’m hoping to just cut it all out & start from scratch & really listen to my body this time.
Good to know about Kombucha because I love it!
I’ll stay away from Nutritional Yeast (although I love it on popcorn!) as well as Tempeh & Braggs (they are fermented, which is supposed to be okay ~ as well as miso~ but I don’t want to take any chances.) I can use coconut aminos & I don’t need the other stuff.
I’ll watch the Quinoa. I don’t eat it too often, but it looks like maybe the way to deal with grains is to rotate them so your body doesn’t get used to them. The only thing is, (with my experience with wheat) that you can have a reaction up to 72 hours after consuming it, which makes things tricky. So maybe I’ll stick with one grain at first, then add another & so on & rotate eventually. I’m not sure if I’ve ever tried buckwheat other than as a pasta. I’ll have to give it a try after my cleanse.
Thanks again for the input! I really appreciate the time you & Able put into these boards & the people on them. You’re guiding a ton of people in the right direction to better health!
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