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    mattsuss89
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    Hi Guys,

    Ive been trying to get rid of my candida for a short time now. Its given me food intolerances amongst other things and i also have dysbiosis. Im worried at the moment because i have heartburn constantly and the damage that it could potnetially cause to my esophagus. Can you still cure a candida infection whilst taking PPI medication and has anyone done this???

    desperate for some help.

    Mattsuss89

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    raster
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    I recommend professional help for dealing with this problem.

    -raster

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    chrisluketaylor
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    I had a similar problem. Leaky bowel, candida etc…

    Nutrition is what got me through it, if I ate the right things ie cut out the sugar it really eased the symptoms.

    I gradually phased out the ‘bad’ foods.

    I also drank ridiculous amounts of water whilst I was gradually phasing out the bad foods to help with the die-off symptoms, sometimes 5 litres a day.

    Now Im really strict with my food and have optimised my lifestyle and eating habits to help my body recover as well as it can. Still not fully recovered, but the indigestion has long since gone.

    Stomach pains only come back when I eat something I shouldn’t have done (or my body is still intolerant to it due to leaky bowel). For instance I ate honey 7 days ago which sent me funny, and I tried introducing sunflower seeds a few days a go which also sent me funny.

    During my transitional phase into the strict diet I have now, oatbran was what I used to keep my energy levels up and keep my blod sugar dropping too much to cause massive die-off.

    The thing I wish I had done sooner though is sort out my probiotics/yoghurt with live cultures, they are so important. As soon as I had indigestion I should have been ingesting these. But in hindsight everything is clearer. Nowadays, Im back playing basketball and working out in the gym (something which I never imagined I’d be able to do back at my worst).

    One thing I’d do is get-off drugs as soon as possible. Whilst I was unaware what was damaging my body (and the doctors I saw) I was told to take anti-depresants (for depression), ibruprofen (for the joint pain I got in my hips), antibiotics (for the testical-infections/UTI’s) and gastro-resistant drugs (for the heartburn). All of these most probably made it worse.

    The awareness of gut-related health seems to be pretty low among the general medical profession, so I’d seek out specialists/information whenever you can or where-ever you can find it. But don’t take everything you read as gospel. What works for one might not work for another.

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    mattsuss89
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    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your reply, how long were you doing all of this before you found relief??

    Im just worried about damage to my esophagus. I have a hernia but i never had any issues with this before only up until i found out i had a candida issue.

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    chrisluketaylor
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    I first started getting stomach/esophagus issues at september time last year. Up until then I had already developed chronic fatigue, sleep issues, depression, dry hands, dry eyes, cold hands and feet, joint pain and infections of the nail (which I’m still treating with tea-tree oil), testical and urinary tract.

    I had indigestion for quite a while as I didn’t know it was gut dysbiosis/CRC that was causing it until half way through this year. Once I knew it was the problem and started eliminating things out of my diet slowly the indigestion soon calmed down and has since disappeared.

    For me indigestion was one of the last symptoms I developed before I knew that the problem lay in the health of my gut. So once I started optimising my nutrition to help my gut repair (something I’m still working on), it soon went away.

    The indigestion went away after a couple of months if I remember correctly, but I probably would have done it faster if I knew what I know now.

    I’d go easy with changes to your diet if you are planning an overhaul, but coconut oil (I eat extra-virgin out the jar to help with the esophageal candida albikans) and probiotics are 2 things I would definitely get as soon as possible and should not make your indigestion any worse. Then it’s just a case of finding out what foods you are intolerant to and eliminating them.

    My current diet consists of mainly chicken and veg such as cauliflower, brocolli, spinach, celery, green beans and cabbage. And my weekly shopping list can be seen here if you are interested:

    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forums/topic/2nd-time-trying/#post-172061

    Hopefully that gives you a rough idea of what you need to basing your nutrition around. But don’t take it as gospel, just because it works for me doesn’t mean it will work for you. You may have other symptoms/not the same symptoms I have had so we may be suffering from different gut issues (there are numerous different ‘bad’ fauna that can occupy/damage the gut & body and to different extents).

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