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    Angel29
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    All,

    Just a few questions for anyone who has any input.

    1. A few years ago I had really high cholesterol and I managed to reduce it through diet and exercise. Now on the Candida diet, I eat A LOT more meat and haven’t been exercising at all. I am wondering what will happen to my cholesterol. I know that reducing Candida also reduces cholesterol, but is that the case even if I eat a lot of meat?

    2. Does anyone know whether egg yolks really do increase bad cholesterol? According to Doug Kauffman (who writes many books on Candida) egg yolks don’t increase cholesterol, but my own doctor and other research says otherwise.

    3. Any tips on improving memory?

    4. Has anyone noticed any sleep improvements while on the Candida diet?

    5. I’m a bit confused about almonds as I’ve read contradictory information. Are they acceptable on the Candida diet?

    6. I keep reading about people consulting with their Naturopath. About how much does a Naturopath cost?? Any other details would be great.

    7. I made the switch to black rice recently and I just noticed on the package it says, “a whole grain rice.” Pardon my ignorance, but is this okay to eat? Also, I’m wondering how often I’m able to eat it since rice is a staple in most of the dishes I eat.

    THANK YOU.

    #92488

    titan
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    Check out this post a few months ago from user “akay”. Tips about almonds, rice, eliminating symptoms, etc. It’s an inspiring read —

    akay’s forum post: Good, Better, Best

    Take care,

    Titan

    #92489

    titan
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    Naturopaths are not covered by insurance. Typically run $75 to $500/hour. Plus a good one is hard to find. If you feel you would benefit, search for a referral from a trusted source. I haven’t used one, neither has Able. But Raster and dvjorge have.

    If you are using the fourm “strict” diet from Able, it recommends to eliminate rice and almonds, along with eating meat only once to twice a week.

    Memory will increase with time on the protocol.

    Sleep does improve. For me, going to the sauna helps me sleep better, as it flushes out toxins. When I go to the sauna, my body and mind seem much calmer and relaxed, and sleeping comes more naturally. My weekly goal is to go to the sauna 4-5 times a week, 20-30 minutes each session. Some gyms have saunas, as my local YMCA does, so its affordable.

    The oat bran/coconut flour 50/50 mix bread has been a staple in my diet….would be a safe alternative to your rice. It will give you fiber, calories, carbs, and the oat bran is a prebiotic.

    #92492

    raster
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    In response to your questions/comments:

    1) How much meat do you eat?

    2) Able900 has posted about this several times if you do a forum search, but it shouldn’t cause levels to increase.

    3) Getting over the brain fog takes a long time, but there are some good supplements out there such as super neurogen, PS-100, and E3AFA essential fatty acids. These are ones I use.

    4) I have a chronic sleeping problem (insomnia) and I get better sleep on the diet but it isn’t cured.

    5) Almonds and all nuts at first should be avoided but added in time; almonds have a ton of mold which can easily feed other fungi. You can reduce the amount by soaking and roasting the nuts.

    6) If you have health insurance that covers naturopaths, it only costs a co-pay. If you have a naturopath without health insurance it costs quite a bit more (just like if you went anywhere without insurance). Keep in mind that the supplements that they will prescribe will be costly as well. I spend about $300ish every month on supplements (not covered by insurance either).

    7) Rice should be eaten vary sparingly on the diet and is not a good food to eat a bunch while on stage 1/2 of the diet. It should be saved for when you get better later in the diet. It contains high levels of starch, ferments in the gut, and isn’t very digestible. It basically feeds candida very lightly. Even after being on the diet for over a year, I don’t eat it very much myself.

    -raster

    #92511

    Angel29
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    1. I eat 3-5 servings of chicken each week; most of the chicken being organic. I eat bison maybe every two weeks and salmon once a week. I’ve never eaten pork and very occasionally beef.

    3. Sigh…I literally feel BRAINDEAD sometimes. I’m feel some improvement but overall the brainfog has REALLY affected me at work, my performance has really slipped and I’m always afraid I”m about to get fired.

    4. Raster, I used to suffer from severe insomnia as well, I’ve literally taken every medication out there. In the end I went to a sleep specialist/therapist and she informed me about “sleep hygiene,” you know going to sleep around the same time, even on the weekends, etc Most importantly using your bed AND bedroom only for sleep (sex or reading is okay too, preferably before bedtime). You’re not supposed to watch TV, eat, pay bills, or do stressful things in your room. Not sure if this will help you, but it helped me tremendously and got me off those damn sleeping pills.

    5. The almonds I eat are roasted and salted. I give them a quick rinse too; I hope that’s good enough.

    I’m having some problems with baking edible bread; I guess I’m too picky. I want either a regular sandwich bread or some sort of Middle Eastern pita or Afghan bread.

    Thank you all for responding, I really appreciate it.

    #92512

    raster
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    Another great way to reduce brain fog is to detox in general from the candida toxins. We’ve covered this quite a few times on the forum, but basically drink tons of water, support your liver, try out acupuncture if you wanted, and keep on trucking. It took me about 4-6 months to get over the brain fog.

    I would check out what kind of salt is on your almonds; you should only consume sea salt while on the diet and not morton’s table salt.

    -raster

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