- June 19, 2012 at 6:35 am #84878
key49MemberTopics: 5Replies: 3
So today is the beginning of my fourth day on this candida diet and I am 10 weeks pregnant. I woke up this morning feeling “shaky” so I popped a couple olives and scrambled three organic eggs in olive oil with some organic spinach and a few more olives. I am somewhat nervous about the amount of cholesterol and sodium. Able, do you have any advice on this? Also, before the diet I took a strong med on the advice of my OB. but after what I have read about this med, I am on the candida diet for the baby and for myself. For the baby, so I don’t have to take a synthetic antifungal and for me so I feel better however, I have felt so weak over the past three days that it makes me think I should add some quinoa crackers or something into the diet although I know I have only been on it for three days and that is probably not enough time to really “do the job”, so to speak.
Also, on another note, I am hearing conflicting advice on almonds. AT first I heard they were fine and know I hear because they are prone to mold I shouldn’t eat them.. I know I have many questions but I just want the best for my baby! Thank you to anyone for any advice!June 19, 2012 at 7:19 am #84884
Jackie2ParticipantTopics: 57Replies: 197
I would beieve this diet is healthier than most diets that pregenant women follow. Many just binge and eat like pigs.
Make sure you find ways to get calcium for you and baby as baby will pull it from your bones if you don’t feed yourself enough. Also foic acid. Usually from orange juice etc. But that is out. IDK if it is in lemons. If so drink tons of lemon water. Keep eating your greens. They will fill you up. Get yourself in touch wiht Able900 and he will help you with other questions. I have had bad problems with nuts. Good luck to you and baby. So much to deal with when your pregnant much less deal with this diet. I’m so proud of you for doing what is right for you and your baby. Hang in there. It will get better as it goes on. I too was shaky etc during the first few weeks. Those were tough days but it does get better.
I always have cauliflower, broccoi, celery, peppers, hard boied eggs chopped and ready for on the go and snacking. Lots of work but well worth it.
JackieJune 19, 2012 at 7:59 am #84894
FaithMemberTopics: 16Replies: 87
Oh man, that is so hard! I too am proud of you, but hopefully Able can help you!!! I think you should figure out one of the breads that you like, and make that. The coconut bread or something?! That will help fill you up!
I will be praying for you and your baby too!!!! Hang in there!! 🙂
FaithJune 19, 2012 at 8:27 am #84897
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4811
So today is the beginning of my fourth day on this candida diet and I am 10 weeks pregnant. I woke up this morning feeling “shaky” so I popped a couple olives and scrambled three organic eggs in olive oil with some organic spinach and a few more olives.
My first thought is, are the olives packed in vinegar? If they’re packed in regular distilled vinegar, you really are making a mistake by eating those. If they’re packed in apple cider vinegar, they’re fine.
I am somewhat nervous about the amount of cholesterol and sodium. Able, do you have any advice on this?
Why are you worried about too much sodium? Are you using a lot of salt?
Remembering one the most creative statements I’ve read about eggs, this one came to mind from Harvard Medical School.
“Egg Nutrition and Heart Disease: Eggs Aren’t the Dietary Demons they’re cracked up to be.”
You gotta love that one, and it was written back in 2006, but Harvard was actually behind with the news. The facts are that yes, eggs do have a lot of cholesterol, however, the ‘myth’ part of the story comes into play by claiming that the egg cholesterol goes into your bloodstream which eventually (according to myth) passes into your arteries. This is untrue. Just a small amount of the actual cholesterol in the food we eat is capable of passing into the bloodstream. On the other hand, the saturated fats and trans-fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in food products are the culprits which can have negative effects on the blood cholesterol levels. The reason is; there has to be three ingredients in the body in sufficient amounts before the body can make the extra cholesterol which leads to high levels. The three ingredients needed to produce cholesterol are protein, fats, and carbohydrates.
Another reason that eggs are safe for us is something called “lecithin” which is found in the egg yolk. Perhaps you’ve heard of lecithin, it can be purchased in vitamin stores as a health supplement. Lecithin is actually produced naturally by the human body, but it is also obtained from the foods we eat as well as supplements.
Lecithin is a multi-purpose nutrient in that it improves the memory, strengthens the nerves, and the big bonus is that it’s one of the most used natural substances to actually lower cholesterol. And as I’ve stated, it can be found in egg yolks.
The reason that lecithin is so useful in lowering cholesterol levels is because of the B vitamins found in eggs. In the situation of cholesterol, it’s the B vitamin Chlorine which attracts LDL cholesterol in the blood and carries it away, much like the HDL cholesterol does.
Also, there has to be some merit to the fact that, 60 years ago, many of our grandparents lived on farms and ate eggs as a staple food on a daily basis. However, because of all the popular ‘instant’ breakfast products, this is no longer true and yet the average number of Americans who have high cholesterol and blood pressure has greatly increased since then.
I have felt so weak over the past three days that it makes me think I should add some quinoa crackers or something into the diet although I know I have only been on it for three days and that is probably not enough time to really “do the job”, so to speak.
Quinoa is not recommended during the diet. There are better products available used to make bread, etc. which is safe for the diet. There’s an alternate diet available (other than the website’s diet) with a lot of information about foods and why or why not certain foods should be added or avoided during the treatment, and I believe you would benefit from the information. If you’re interested in having the alternate diet, just let me know. Also, you might be interested in the bread recipes since they’re very filling and helps with your energy level.
Also, on another note, I am hearing conflicting advice on almonds. AT first I heard they were fine and know I hear because they are prone to mold I shouldn’t eat them..
This is one of the things that would be explained to you in the alternate diet information.
I know I have many questions but I just want the best for my baby!
You can trust that all of the members who are reading your post also want the best for your baby and you as well.
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