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  • #66704

    ray.of.light
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    Hi Guys,

    While on my cleanse, I have started working out again??
    I have been eating eggs, but looking for another source of protein…

    Is protein powder okay? What about a vegan one?

    Also – Can I eat Organic plain yougurt?

    Brands such as: Stoneyfield Just plain perfect or Liberte Plain

    #66720

    raster
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    Hello Ray of light,

    I would look at the ingredients of your protein powder to determine whether it contains any bad ingredients not allowed on the diet. If its a whey protein powder, it is now allowed.

    I would look at the yogurt to determine how much sugar is per serving. Greek yogurt contains the least of all yogurts, about 8-11g per serving. Regular yogurt contains much more, something like 17-25g of sugar per serving. Try to keep your daily intake of sugar below 25g a day if possible.

    -Raster

    #66845

    ray.of.light
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    Thank you Raster : )

    I am still a Newwwbie So I am not sure what all of these ingredients mean.

    Could you take a look at the ingredients on the links and tell me what you think?

    http://myvega.com/content/ingredients-whats-vega-whole-food-health-optimizer

    http://www.nationalnutrition.ca/detail.aspx?ID=3890

    THANKS πŸ™‚

    #66865

    raster
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    In general it looks very healthy for someone who has no health problems. However, on the candida diet you need to avoid sugars as much as possible. These protein powders have a bunch of fruits in them which will contain small amounts of natural sugar.

    Also, while some candida diets put brown rice in the allowed category, we folks on the forum have had trouble with it because it does contain a small amount of gluten. Flax seeds for many is an iffy/troublesome as well; if you can handle it I wouldn’t worry too much. You need to test all of these seperately on your own to determine whether you can handle it.

    I had a vitamin powder during my pre candida diet that was made from beets, pineapples, and carrots just to name a few. It was called superfood powder. I eventually had an allergic reaction to it because it was so concentrated in bad items now allowed on the diet. I have since eliminated and been pretty good.

    The second link contains even worse ingredients such as wheat grass, carrot, apple pectin, and maple syrup powder just to name a few. This one is to be avoided.

    The first one seemed healthier and contained FOS and digestive enzymes. A great way to get protein is to eat it in your foods through a proper diet. I would consider this as an alternative.

    One of the negatives of working out is it runs your body down too much when you need the energy the most. It’ll run down your immune system and it’ll set back your recovery. You may want to wait until you feel better/stronger to work out.

    You mentioned you are doin a cleanse? Is that the candida diet, or the cleanse before the diet? I am confused.

    -Raster

    #66921

    ray.of.light
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    Hm..I see .. thank you for the advice πŸ™‚

    Well..I did start the cleanse.
    I started LAST monday, not the one that just passed but the one before. I am doing the warm water in the AM, 3 lemons a day, and Molybdenum after lunch. I am eating only green vegetables: zuchninni, celery, cucumber, spinach, collard greens, avocado, eggplant, broccoli, cauliflower. Luckily for me, I love vegetables, so this isn’t painful. And as my main source of protein I have been eating organic eggs – Two for breakfast, and two-three for dinner.

    The first week – I felt very low energy. On my second day I had massive headache, and on the Saturday I was very active all day, which made me feel very sick at night.

    On Sunday – my friend from the UK was visiting and I ended up breaking the diet and had a chicken wrap with vegetables, flour tortilla, some french fries – over all NOT GOOD.

    I definitely regretted it, and I felt sooo full after.

    This monday I started the cleanse over again. However, on Tuesday (because I am training at the gym) I had about 2-3 oz of organic chicken in my salad for lunch.

    This week, I also have incorporated greek yogurt as a quick snack. I find that this helps my bowels move : )

    Raster – Do you think it is better to eat small amounts of organic chicken or wild salmon rather than take the protein powder?

    Also – my skin irritations are fading away with the help of my hydrocortisone. Also – I am waaaay less itchy. My eyes are not pink anymore, and over all I feel brighter and happier.

    I have been taking steams at the gym for 15minutes after my work outs. Yesterday after 10 minutes, i started to feel a bit nauseous.

    I havne’t any huge die-off symptoms yet though.

    What do you think?

    P.S. you guys here are great thank you for responding in such a timely manner : ) Truly appreciated

    #66933

    raster
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    I’d do the cleanse for 5-10 days max. At that point I would start the candida diet. In general, chicken use won’t set you back that much. The only thing to worry about is the overproduction of ammonia, which feeds the candida if I recall and helps create an environment for it to grow.

    When on the diet, avoid all white flours and flours in general; you can have buckwheat and coconut flour as much as you want. Also, potatoes a big no no! A great way to get protein is to have the coconut flour or coconut/buckwheat bread; it contains quite a bit of eggs. I think eating meat is also a great alternative to the protein powder. We had an athlete on here recently who eats 6 meals a day. He wanted to eat chicken with every meal instead of his whey protein powder drink; I didn’t know what to suggest because he needed the protein.

    Once you start the candida diet, I would get a probiotic after 1 week, and get some SF722 undeceonic acid. Both will help greatly. The probiotic is the most important thing you need to recover from candida. I would also consider grape or other bitters to help heal your organs. Supposedly one of the most effective bitters is spanish bitters.

    If you want to kill of the candida more, I’d suggest trying garlic, coconut oil, grapefruit seed extract, or oregano oil as antifungals…this will create additional die off symptoms FYI. Do this after the cleanse when you start the diet.

    -Raster

    #66968

    ray.of.light
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    Raaaster!

    Thank you very MUCH πŸ™‚

    #66979

    Yoni
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    Hi,

    I highly recommend on this product:
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/now/whey.html
    Take a look on it’s ingredients…very natural. I use with it to make my bread and pancakes.
    If you have any questions, please ask.

    #66992

    raster
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    The whey isn’t on the allowed list because it is a grain. Many folks have had problems with it, so it isn’t recommended. Do a “search” for whey in upper right hand corner.

    -Raster

    #66994

    raster
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    Also, the apple pectin is allowed on the diet; I didn’t know this. In general, the fruit products aren’t helpful so I would wait a few weeks/months to have this one protein powder. It sounded like really good stuff!

    #67582

    ray.of.light
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    Hey –

    From what I have read – I have decided to scratch the protein powder, and eat organic chicken or salmon or eggs.

    I recently had a killer work-out, and my body needed the protein. I treated myself to a 4oz bison tenderloin.

    It was delicious. I heard that bison is better for you than chicken.

    Do you know anything about it?

    #67587

    Able900
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    Buffalo contains more protein and nutrients yet fewer calories and fat than beef, and it’s recommended as a low-fat, low-cholesterol source of protein, although it does release ammonia when the protein is broken down. Another advantage is that antibiotics and growth hormones are not normally given to bison

    Able

    #67590

    raster
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    Bison is allowed on the diet; so is buffalo! Never had bison before!

    Kefir is another great way to add plenty of protein (plus probiotics).

    -Raster

    #75926

    George
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    raster wrote: The whey isn’t on the allowed list because it is a grain. Many folks have had problems with it, so it isn’t recommended. Do a “search” for whey in upper right hand corner.

    -Raster

    Why do you say whey is a grain, whey is a by product of fermenting milk (cheese making)

    #75936

    raster
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    I misspoke that was from 5 months ago when i didn’t know what it was…

    -raster

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