- April 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm #80399
carrielMemberTopics: 13Replies: 37
Just wanted to say a VERY big “Thank You” to everyone here for all of their time and good advice! Stumbled on to the Forum & have found many answers to my questions in past posts! (It has also been reassuring to know that I am not totally mad and that much of what I’m experiencing is normal-if that’s the right word?!?)
I’ve been following the website plan and I’m just starting my 6th week/the 1st week was a 7 day ‘allowed’ veggie cleanse per instructions on the website. (took Now Silymarin w/artichoke & dandelion & time released vitamin C.)
Not sure the ‘Strict Diet’ is strict enough for me & would love more info on the Forum’s Protocol version of the plan!
(sent a request to Raster but not sure the email went through-ah, computers!)
I’m currently eating allowed veggies/spices (from the website list) with the addition of fresh jalapeno.
Chicken & ground turkey (baked or pan fried in a little olive oil.)
Some plain organic ‘probiotic’ Bulgarian yogurt & kefir (these were health food store bought)
[Raw] almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts & walnuts. (not sure this is a good idea after reading through the posts!)
added raw almond butter week 3 and coconut butter, tahini & sunflower butter week 4 (bad idea?)
occasional coconut bread (just eggs, coconut flour, sea salt & coconut oil)
a little stevia, coconut aminos and in addition the the allowed spices I’ve included a little chipotle powder & chili powder w/no additives (have worried a little about this?)
started experimenting this past week to try to bring my calorie level up and feel like I’ve regressed my progress!
made coconut macaroons (organic/unsweetened shredded coconut, egg whites, sea salt, cinnamon, powered stevia & alcohol free vanilla.) seems OK right? Also, found a wonderful recipe for coconut custard that I thought would be OK (1 can organic coconut milk, 3 eggs, sea salt, cinnamon & XYLITOL!) I’m sad to admit this but I think the Xylitol was too much for me-it tastes really good-darn it!
have been drinking organic roasted chicory, peppermint/lemon grass tea, pau d’arco tea on occasion, filtered h2o, and unflavored sparkling water (saw the post on this so I’m going to cut this last one out!)
I’ve finished a course of Candex (1 bottle)
raw garlic, oregano oil, alcohol free golden seal, Capricin, Panthetine, vitamin C, Milkthistle & a natural colon mover that my colonic therapist gave to me (the psyllium & betonite were clogging me up-sorry!)
I have Calcium/Magnesium & Biotin here at the house but both contain soy oil so I’m not sure I should take them (but having terrible calf & foot cramps!)
starting with a regular dose of coconut oil today. Printed out your recommendations re: antifungals, probiotics & supplements so I’m in the process of revamping my current regimen.
have to admit to 2 ‘setbacks’ which I’m hoping didn’t totally derail me-
The 1st was a piece of turkey that I ate wrapped in lettuce at a work luncheon-turned out to bit a bit too processed and I flared. Then (this is hard to admit!) a week later I reached for a tin of Altoids that someone had put on my desk (complete brain fog auto pilot!!!) and popped one in my mouth-I’m a chewer so it was gone in an instant! The moment I swallowed it came the realization-OH SH*T!! Took a dose of Oregano oil.
Hope you’ll pardon the long winded post! grateful for any advice and/or info on the protocol diet! Looking to following the stricter version of the diet so that I can kick this horror in its behind!!
Thanks!!April 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm #80476
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6821
The food list was developed by me and Able from personal experiences while on the diet; these food items are typically very safe for most people and contain only safe ingredients that candida cannot feed on easily.
I would cut out the nuts and seeds and save for phase 2 of the diet (if at all). Roasting or soaking them can reduce or elminate molds found on them (they are a dried food item).
The almond and sunflower butter could be problematic depending on where you are at in your treatment. If you have leaky gut (food allergies) you won’t be able to handle the almond butter at first. However, if you don’t…it shouldn’t be problematic. The only almond butter you should eat should be FRESH almond butter…made that day (it goes bad after a week). My local store has a “nut butter” machine where you press a button and it makes almond butter for you right then and there. You can also make it at home where you soak and roast them beforehand and this will be even better than the market.
Your supplements sound OK to me and I would consider others when you are ready. We can give you all sorts of suggestions but you have a good list chosen. When done with the goldenseal I would stop that one because it was mostly ineffective for me.
-rasterApril 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm #80492
carrielMemberTopics: 13Replies: 37
Appreciate the feedback-have cut the nuts (and butters)out for now.
I’m fighting a L-O-N-G term infestation that I’ve only recently been diagnosed with (no previous doctors could tell me what all of my mystery symptoms were caused by!) so anything I can do to speed this up would be wonderful!
I’d love a copy of the allowed foods list if possible-feel like I’d really benefit from that! (suspect a leaky-gut…)I’m finding that the website version is just a little too loose for me but was a good place to start! (got an error message when I tried to privately email this to you so my apologies for the repeat request!)
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