- September 21, 2011 at 9:30 pm #65480
NicoleHudsonMemberTopics: 1Replies: 0
Hi everyone, this is my first post on forum but I have been lurking on here for quite a while. I found myself here after having a few yeast infections over 3 years that have been kept “at bay” with Diflucan. However, in the past 5 months I’ve probably had a yeast infection every month and they have started becoming more resistant to the Diflucan. After reading these forums and seeing a Naturopath, I have concluded that I have been only treating the symptoms and not the cause. Other than the recurring yeast infections, I have no other outside symptoms of candida but the infections are enough for me to decide to take action.
I’m currently on the detox stage (as outlined by Able). Which includes only green vegetables and organic eggs up to now. I might have chicken or fish sometime this weekend but I don’t want to push myself too much. I’m curious though, is the coconut bread ok for the detox stage or should it only be introduced in Stage 1? When exactly will I feel ready to stop the detox stage? When I stop experiencing die-off symptoms?
And I’m also confused about what I can eat in Stage 1 that differs from the detox period. Is that when I add ‘test foods’ such as greek yogourt and tomatoes? When does stage 2 begin? When I’m symptom free? I realize there is no set timeline but I’d like to know how I’m supposed to feel before I can move on.September 22, 2011 at 8:34 am #65484
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4811
Hello, Nicole, and welcome to the forum.
I’ve never read a report about Difflucan or any other prescription med was able to completely cure a Candida albicans infestation, even though as you say they can sometimes lessen the symptoms and make the patient feel a bit better for a while. This is because they are unable to address the actuall cause of the infestation which is always a loss of beneficial bacteria because of diet plus sometimes antibiotics and a low immune system, also generally caused by the diet.
A healthy person can get through a full course of a strong antibiotics without contracting a yeast infection or a Candida infestation; others cannot because of other factors present with the body.
The detox stage can last from one week to ten days and even up to two weeks or more. It depends on you and how you feel with the protocol. Also, it often depends on whether or not the patient is working because sometimes more protein and food is needed for a person who is working on a daily basis among other activities. I can say that the longer you’re on the detox, the faster you will jump-start the treatment and, providing you do not stray from any stage of the treatment, the longer detox period will shorten the length of the overall treatment in most cases. Just decide which length of time you wish stay on the detox diet.
After the initial detox period has ended for you, you’ll be ready for the regular Candida diet treatment, this is the part you will be on for a long time. Some people call it stage two, but in reality the more appropriate name would be the second part of the detox. When you start this, in the beginning you would add at least one antifungal to your regimen. In addition, more protein in the way of chicken and fish would be alright in most cases. If at that time you’re not already taking Molybdenum, I would suggest purchasing this in pill form. It’ll be very helpful when the die-off symptoms start, plus it will protect your liver from the toxins which the dying Candida will release.
During this time I would also recommend various vitamin supplements to be added if you’re not already taking them. These would be A & D, plus extra D3 capsules, vitamin E, vitamin C, calcium and magnesium. I do not advocate multiple vitamins at all for various reasons, all having to do with health issues.
After about three weeks from starting the detox, and depending on how you’re doing at the time, you could try testing organic non-sweetened Greek yogurt.
Let me know if you have questions, and congratulations on making the decision to start your treatment.
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”
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