- May 3, 2012 at 7:30 am #80750
I have suffered from Thrush like symptoms for a year. I’ve been to the ENT twice, the dentist twice and even the emergency room once for irregular heartbeat, but never got diagnosed.
My symptoms began soon after taking a couple of weeks of antibiotics and showing an incredible craving for sugar. I decided to cut out most sugar and use cheese and dairy for protein. This has complately exacerbated my issues. Gum, throat, tongue problems have gotten worse. Complete white coating on tongue for several months with the craving for sugar at a peak.
I’m ready to *start* changing everything. Where should I start?
ZMay 3, 2012 at 7:59 am #80753
ChloflosoMemberTopics: 28Replies: 104
You can start by reading the forum’s protocol . It differs from the protocol on the website and has a stricter diet. Most forum members are following this protocol. You should also read the posts collected in the index . If you have questions, people will always help you out.
Good luck to you!
ChloeMay 3, 2012 at 8:09 am #80756
Thanks for the links. I travel alot for work, so I wonder how difficult it would be to do the strict diet.
I’m sure there are others here that travel and did it. Really looking for the best way to start the process thats doable for me.
Thanks again.May 3, 2012 at 8:33 am #80761
carrielMemberTopics: 13Replies: 37
I’ve had thrush/gum issues for a while now too and have had some relief from “Oil Pulling” with coconut oil. http://www.thecandidadiet.com/oil-pulling.htm If I miss a day or so it starts to creep back so I’m trying to do this EVERY morning!
I’ve also had MANY opportunities for diagnosis (dentists, doctor’s “stick out your tongue and say ah…” and also a Chinese Herbalist who CLOSELY examined my tongue) No one said a thing! (had always ‘personally’ thought that ‘coated’ tongue=sick but not a word from the professionals! Crazy!)
CarrieMay 3, 2012 at 8:39 am #80763
Our stituation sounds similar. I’ll try the oil pulling. Recently, the bottom(underneath) of my tongue started swelling and the blue veins looked enlarged. Did some research and thrush can sometimes move to “glossitis,” so I’m dealing with that, also. Fun times…
I suppose I could start with the oil pulling and try to cut out all sugars, dairy and breads…
ZMay 3, 2012 at 8:54 am #80765
carrielMemberTopics: 13Replies: 37
Sounds like a good place to start (difficult! but good!)
I was lucky that I had started a ‘Paleo’ diet out of pure frustration with my health issues right before I was diagnosed with candida so I had already started the process of weening myself from sugar, grains, dairy & caffeine-made it a little easier-cold turkey is such a shock to the system!
this is a good post regarding the oil pulling-
CMay 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm #80776
Jo*JoMemberTopics: 64Replies: 242
I definitely recommend the oil pulling 🙂May 3, 2012 at 6:34 pm #80797
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4814
Hello, Z. Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on making a wise decision.
Just a real quick, short lesson on Candida albicans which might save you a lot time and suffering in the long run.
Candida eat and live on sugar, and no one can come close to curing a Candida infestation, no matter how many of the Candida they manage to kill as long as they’re feeding the Candida. The reason for this is because, if they’re being fed, Candida cells can repopulate faster than they can be destroyed.
Here’s an idea of how Candida cells multiply:
Candida reproduce by ‘budding’ meaning that a cell divides. The divided section becomes the cell’s own individual cell with its own buds. So one Candida cell becomes 2 and the 2 become 4, 4 become 8, then 16 and so on. This multiplying takes place very quickly and continually when the Candida are being fed, and in a a few days you can have literally millions of new Candida cells – and these will be multiplying into billions in a short period of time. You can easily see from this just how important it is to get a Candida infestation under control as quickly as possible. If years have gone by without gaining control over the multiplying of cells, it’s anyone’s guess as far as how many Candida albicans fill the intestines and organs of a person with a Candida infection.
Potatoes, brown and white rice, pasta, carrots, squash, and wheat are a few examples of “starchy foods” which break down into glucose once they’re in the digestive system of humans; starch = glucose = sugar = food for Candida.
To get a good idea of how most of the forum members are treating their Candida overgrowth, you might read the “Protocol” if you’ve not already done so.
Please let us know if you have questions as the people here are always willing to help a fellow member.
AbleMay 5, 2012 at 3:58 am #80929
Thanks for the reply. I have read the protocol. I suppose I’m looking for a way to get started while I travel as much as I do. That may be a difficult task, but I’m going to try. I’m looking for the best way to deal with this situation. The detox and stage 1 may be impossible for me to do as much of the time we are working from 7am-7pm and very far from a grocery store, much less a health food store. Has anyone else dealt with this type of situation?
Cutting out the bad foods and oil pulling may be all I’m able to do at the moment. I could attempt to pack some things, but TSA protocol and the the huge “bag fees” may make bringing everything needed with me on the road challenging, to say the least. .
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