- April 16, 2018 at 5:09 pm #175563
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I am desperate for some advice, because I have havent had any doctors on my side. I am 24 years old and I have had a history of health issues that I always considered “normal.” Eczema and asthma as a child, I’ve always been underweight, severe stomach pains, recurrent yeast infections, chronic bloating, but what finally got my attention was when I went from having perfect skin (not trying to brag) to constantly breaking out in bumps, acne, and texture. During the time I had recurrent yeast infections I took azo every single day for over two years (which has Candida albicans in it). I’ve always eaten a high carb/dairy diet, until the past year and a half when I made DRASTIC changes. I started eating very healthy and went gluten free after being told I had leaky gut syndrome, however my dietary changes have not been successful. I tested positive for two co-infections of Lyme Disease so my doctor prescribed me three weeks of doxycycline. During the course my digestion was awful and I felt terribly sick. Within days of coming off of it I developed a flesh colored rash all over my face (did I mention I slipped up and drank alcohol right after the antibiotics smh). I immediately decided I needed to go back on a strict Candida protocol. I increased my probiotic to a top of the line Candida probiotic, digestive enzymes with meals, evening primrose oil (to balance hormones), vitamin D3, and diatomaceous earth at night to kill of any bad bacteria/parasites. I’m currently grain, dairy, fruit, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, most nuts (almonds are my go-to they’re lower in mold), and soy free. My struggle with this Candida protocol is I’m already underweight. My weight fluctuates from 104 to 98 and I’m 5’3. NO I don’t have an eating disorder and no I’m not stressed. I look very healthy but I just don’t feel well. The healthier I eat the worse I feel. Since I started this diet again it’s even worse. I feel so bloated and my stomach is constantly filled with air since especially when eating vegetables. I did a food intolerance panel and tested intolerant to over 40 foods, most being anti-fungal fighting foods, vegetables, Candida, and aspergillius which all leads me to my conclusion of intestinal yeast overgrowth. I’ve had doctors call me crazy, pills have been thrown at me to treat symptoms and I’m tired of it. I feel like the more I try to claim back my health the worse I feel. I desperately want to enjoy food again. I also believe I’ve developed a histamine intolerance because every food on the histamine intolerance list gives me the WORST symptoms, which makes it impossible to incorporate live probiotics into my diet. I just don’t know if there’s something I could be doing better. I’ve been on this diet about a month and I feel like my symptoms have worsened. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.April 18, 2018 at 7:26 pm #175576
I won’t call myself an expert but i thought i would respond with the steps i have taken so far. Have you actually taken the Parasitology x3 or candida tests? I ate healthy for awhile, was extremely bloated and it didnt seem to change. The Parasitology x 3 test showed i had 3 pathogens. I ended up taking anti-biotics to kill those off. It relieved a lot of discomfort and bloating. You may have some harmful pathogens along with yeast overgrowth.
I also took the food sensitivity test. I tested for 37 foods. I can eat them without significant bloat since the pathogens are gone but i am constipated, have brain fog etc.
I just loaded up on some of the products in this protocol and am going to give it a few weeks and see if it kills off my candida.
i just found out i have candida krusei which is rare, but i am told the treatments work for all candida.
If you are worried about weight loss add a few tablespoons of MCT oil to your diet. It has caprylic oil in it which in itself fights candida but it also adds quality fat and calories to your diet. Add it to your veggies. It should help lesson the bloat.
My suggestion though, go into battle knowing your enemy. Get the Parasitology x 3 and candida tests done so you know what you are dealing with. Then look at the protocols identified in the link.April 19, 2018 at 4:12 pm #175579
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Thank you SO much for replying. I really appreciate you taking the time to read my post. I would be very interested in taking those tests, but I can’t seem to find a doctor that will work with me. Most just say, “you have IBS” and call it a day. I’ve been to dozens of doctors and specialists and they all just want to put me on antibiotics or just insinuate I’m stressed and it’s all in my head. I’m beyond frustrated. I also went to a naturopath, but I just felt like she was in it for the money and selling me copious amounts of supplements and no dietary plans. How were you able to take these tests? I just feel like I’m wasting my time with all these “diets.” I feel worse either way so why not enjoy myself, but at the same time I really want to heal my gut. There’s also so many different protocols for the wide range of pathogens that exist in the gut. It’s so hard to determine which one will be the most beneficial. I feel better when I eat carbs and greasy food…so listening to my gut isn’t really an option lolApril 19, 2018 at 7:09 pm #175580
I went through similar hassles. they all wanted to put me on prescription medicine. Two specialists, MRI’s, upper GI’s…. so much for 8-10 years of medical school.
I found a homeopathic/functional medicine doctor by Googling. You can just Google “homeopathic + your zip code”. You can also try this site. http://www.homeopathycenter.org/find-homeopath
You don’t need a doctor for Verisana. (https://www.verisana.com/stool-tests) so you can order them whenever you want. They have tests for leaky gut, candida, h.pylori which a lot of women get, and a comprehensive gut biome.
The first person i went to out in Missouri had several tests done. Food panel, parasitology x 3. They are not cheap. But yes, they tried to get me to take their brand of products and gave very little in way of dietary advice.
You aren’t completely wasting your time on diet. You aren’t furthering the problem. But until you know what you have, you aren’t going to get rid of it.
Did you look at the protocol i sent you? (https://www.thecandidadiet.com/forums/topic/a-full-anti-candida-protocol-89/)
I am going this route. I’ve read too many stories of people beating it using these protocols. These are in addition to the protocol if you want to expand on anti fungals and die of supplements but you don’t have to. (http://candidaspecialists.com/recommended-candida-supplements-experts-guide/). It gives a full spectrum of antifungals and die off support supplements. You WILL need them.
These are what i have on hand and am starting on Saturday.. for however long it takes.
1. Caprylic Acid
2. Undecylenic Acid (Calcium Undecylenate)
7. Saccharomyces boulardii
8. Grape Seed Extract
9. Oil of Oregano
10. Pau d’Arco
11. Aloe Vera
17. Olive Oil
I also have colloidal silver and gold on the way.
If you are stressed, and diet can do that to you, add in ashwagandha and take it with vitamin c and cream of tartar. It will relax you and ashwagandha is good for fighting infection as well. ive tried it already and it did help.
Just so you don’t stress out over what to buy, i would get yourself a good multi-vitamin and eat greens. And i would look into a product like this which contains tons of anti-fungals. Mine is one the way.
Garlic is cheap. Coconut oil will give you your caprylic acid.
So looking back at what i have done so far, my steps would be this.
1. Google a homeopathic, alternative medicine, or health coach. Write down a list of names and start calling them. They are not traditional doctors. They will know exactly what you are talking about. They have doctors on site who can call in the tests. They will be shipped to you. You mail them back to the lab and 2-3 weeks later you get your results.
As far as your food allergy/sensitivity tests, talking to a doctor already, you have to go after the root cause. You either have a pathogen and/or candida from the sounds of it. The parasitology test will identify both. So if for example, if you are sensitive to coconut and it causes inflammation, just take some anti-inflammatory products with like cinnamon or curcumin. I would also recommend aloe vera. That is great for calming the stomach. You will not beat leaky gut or get rid of food sensitivities until the pathogen and/or candida are eliminated.
2. While you are waiting, watch what you eat.
3. If you think you can make the assumption that you have candida, in which case start prepping for your regiment. Look over the protocols (https://www.thecandidadiet.com/forums/topic/a-full-anti-candida-protocol-89/) and pick two. And buy the anti-fungal and die off products.
Just an FYI. I tried the protocols a couple weeks ago, and started experiencing the die off and felt like crap. I thought i could get by without the added supplements. I would advise against it. Get your die off supplements! 🙂April 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm #175581
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