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  • in reply to: Leaky Gut Syndrome & the Immune System #64771

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    Hi Able,

    Where did you post the correction or was your last post the correction

    thanks

    Diane

    in reply to: Leaky Gut Syndrome & the Immune System #64768

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    The only
    thing I am taking consistently is the probiotics. Now I have another question re Leaky Gut syndrome and Probiotics.

    Yes I had read your post before you mentioned it to me and I wonder why it is not advisable for me to stop taking probiotics at this time although
    intuitively I dont think that that is a good idea!!! You clearly stated in your post that if one has leaky gut syndrome which maybe or may not be the
    case with me, its advisable to stop probiotics? Why is that?

    Leaky gut normally causes inflammation, for this you should build up the intestinal flora with soft fibers like rice bran, oat bran and inulin. If the leaky gut is severe, I would avoid taking pure probiotics for a while.

    in reply to: Buckwheat groats #64626

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    If they are allowed, how do i cook them?

    Do i soak them overnight or do I simply roast them and then add them to my yogurt?

    in reply to: Die-off Dangers #64523

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    This set my alarm bells going how long is the extended period of time?

    Did I damage my liver over the past couple of weeks, or did I also take care of it by being careful what I ate?

    I am not cheating, being a very good diligent girl 🙂 Perhpaps my doses of antifungals have been to high these past few days: between 15 and 18 drops of oil of oregano, 4 tbs of coconut oil and 2 garlic pills without the candidate or molybdenum!

    Since my liver has been playing up these days, does this mean I am un danger of contracting any of the aforementioned diseases?  I sincerely hope not!

    in reply to: THANK YOU #64436

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    Hey Able,

    Thanks for the info re saccharomyces, there are loads of things I still have to learn and even though I research, things still need to be explained.

    Before I asked about the kefir, i wrote another post, I wonder if you read it 🙂

    Well my weekend got better as did the indigestion although it reminds me that its still there by just giving a sudden nudge or spasm! I suppose the candida did re populate whilst I have been here and that is rather disappointing but I guess also inevitable! Its not all back, nowhere near that but some old symptoms reappeared, I am hoping that I will get it under control when I get home!

    We leave tomorrow will be in the Netherlands on Wednesday!

    Able, I am having some difficulties which are too private to be discussed on this forum, I ve been trying to write to you privately but somehow I always get an error, could you try emailing me via this forum and then we will see what happens?

    Thanks for all your time and efforts

    Diane

    in reply to: THANK YOU #64430

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    So in other words its a good ingredient for me, it wont feed cndida correct?

    in reply to: THANK YOU #64427

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    In the kefir that ive been drinking one of the ingredients is saccharomyces, what is it and is it any good?

    Diane

    in reply to: THANK YOU #64413

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    Hi Able,

    Thank you for your very long email!

    Last night I woke up and attempted to go to the toilet and somehow even though I was very wobbly and extremely dizzy, I made it to the toilet! I must admit that I was quite frightened! Happily I went back to sleep and in the morning I woke up to find the dizziness had vanished and that i could walk straight literally straight to the bathroom!

    I took my probiotic and and hour later had an egg and two slices of bread and had no reaction, no nausea or dizziness when i ate! I ate very slowly and enjoyed every morsel! After bfast i had a tablespoon of coconut oil and though i must admit that its not too pleasant its not so bad! I will work my way up to as many spoonfuls as you :), hopefully. I also took the other antifungal the oil of oregano!

    At lunch time i had some green lettuce, two more slices of bread, another egg and a tomatoe, (unfortunately the organic store here has limited sorts of vegetables available so its pretty much the same thing every day) this time I had some nausea but only slightly, nothing compared to yesterdag absolutely no comparision! That only means that I have to remove one food next time round!
    Some time later I had some roasted pumpkin seeds and no effect on my tum tum. Very pleased to report all this to you dear Able!
    I am so grateful, deeply grateful to be able to communicate with you! I am not entirely sure that it was indigestion but the symptoms that I have are very close to what you described so its probably GERD. At least thats what I hope and all that you described about change of environment and change of system makes perfect logical sense.

    As I said above I will keep taking my yogurt, probiotics and kefir, yesterday was just one of those days and the one before where any bite I took made me dizzy. However, yesterdat that almond milk was my saviour although as soon as i took a sip it made me extremely dizzy, however the burning and pain stopped almost immediately!

    Thats all for now and once again thanks a million

    Cheers

    Diane

    in reply to: THANK YOU #64400

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    Hi, Able,
    Coconut, and therefore coconut flour is alkalizing. So is the coconut oil if that’s what you used, as well as sea salt, the eggs are acidic, so you had a nice mixture of both in the bread. No, I dont use coconut oil, I use olive oil, in your recipe, the ingredients are ghee and olive oil and I use olive oil! Is the coconut bread all you had this morning? Yes that was all i ate!

    Look at the information below and see if it describes your problem. It concerns gastro-esophageal reflux disease, often referred to as GERD. 

    Symptoms of GERD can include pain in the high abdomen or chest area which often will move upward toward the mouth. A lot of people have chest pain with or without the burning sensation. Sometimes the chest pain can move down the arms, neck, or jaw, and often there’s also either a mild stomach pain or a burning in the stomach, also bloating and belching. GERD can also cause nausea after a meal.   Yes, I have many of the above mentioned symptoms, except that I dont have any neck or jaw or arm pain!  The pain also spreads to my back!

    GERD is not at all unusual in people with Candida as it seems to often be a byproduct of the infestation. Regardless of what most people believe, it’s the lack of stomach acids which causes GERD or heartburn. This makes sense when you consider that a lack of stomach acid creates an overgrowth of yeast, and the overgrowth of Candida in the abdomen causes heartburn due to fermentation from the Candida. Have you ever heard of anyone taking loads of Tums to cure themselves completely of heartburn? This is because Tums are an anti-acid.  Does that mean, that what I am experiencing at the moment is full blown candida once again? My goodness what have I done wrong in this past week?

    Aside from the above possibility, you might think about reducing the number of different foods that you eat on a daily basis during this stage of the diet. I know that the diet is boring already, but doing this not only cuts down on the possible causes of a problem, but it also cuts down on the possibility of problems in general.  What do you mean by this exactly?  Should i take different foods on different days? I am lost now, I think you need to spell it out to me at this point in time!  Do you mean taking e.g an egg in the morning 
    Two slices of bread later on in the day! Some yogurt later on, then some salad and veggies early afternoon then once again taking some veggies in the evening? And just having chicken or fish twice a week? Can you elaborate please?  I dont mind that its boring Able, I want to get well so I will do whatever it takes.  I am grateful to have found you and your valuable advice and knowledge!

    ILL. DO WHATEVER IT TAKES, IM SICK AND TIRED OF FEELING SICK AND TIRED AND THIS IS REALLY A KILL JOY DURING MY HOLIDAY NOT TO MENTION THAT OF MY PARTNER, sorry for the caps Im not shouting at you or any thing like that, I hope I dont come across like that, just letting of some steam!

    If you’re going to try and limit the acids in your diet, you may consider that you’re taking high doses of probiotics which create an acidic environment in the intestines and stomach (that’s how it kills off the Candida). Not that I’m trying to convince you to do this, but to let you see how it can have adverse reactions in your treatment.  Not sure exactly what you mean by this last sentence

    thanks for giving me so much valuable advice

    Warm regards

    Diane

    in reply to: THANK YOU #64397

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    Dear Able,

    The thing is this morning as soon as I took the coconut bread, I felt nauseous, after that I took thie Betaine and I got heart burn which in turn spread to my back and kept moving. I also had burning sensation going all the way up to my mouth. I was also getting dizzy spells, I guess associated with indigestion and heart burn and I really started to get really frightened. Especially after reading the symptoms and dangers of dyspepsia! So i had no idea what to do so I went to buy some almond milk and happily I found it! I took a glass and I got a bad dizzy spell! I could still stand and walk but, that could be a reaction to the almonds after all it is an antifungal! After that the heart burn subsided considerably and the pain has become somewhat dull, happily, however I feel very weak and unsteady.

    I have no desire to eat anything, I am too frightened that it will have some sort of effect. Plus, yogurt, bio kefir belong to the acidic family??? so i guess i have been eating a generous amount of foods tht are acidic. The most frightening part of all this is not knowing exactly what is going on in my body and feeling so foggy!

    No I dont have any digestive bitters, im afraid I ordered them some 3 weeks before I left but they take very long to arrive. I expect I will have them when I get back home!

    The reason I am afraid to take the antifungals and probiotics because they might lend themselves to providing an acidic environment!

    The thing about visiting a dr here is a little bit tricky and I hope I wont have to do that, i am still in Italy, wont be home till next Wednesday!

    Am i being fussy or is this a scary place to be? The stage im in that is?

    Thanks Able

    Diane

    in reply to: THANK YOU #64394

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    Dear Able,

    This is my 2nd post today, unfortunaley the discomfort is persisting. Today I decided to lessen my intake of proteins or at least not have so much at one time, so this morning I just had a yogurt

    At about 12 i had two slices of coconut bread with goat butter and immediately afterwards had the Betaine as well as msm and 5 drops of oil of oregano and immediately afterwards I had that mild shake as well it did not feel good, that is something was happening in my upper abdominal, i.e right under my chest! It is also moving to my back, I also get a mild burning sensation there too. I wish I could indicate exactly where so you could get a clear picture. After I took the betaine i got heartburn. The sensations I am having were present before I started the diet, however I have not felt them for a very long time, so I really dont know whats going on now.
    Have I eaten too much protein causing some sort of unbalance in my system?

    Able, sorry for barraging you like this, i am really starting to see no end to this struggle, I was doing so well, eating and feeling ok and now this, I feel that the past 5 weeks have almost been for nothing! Really dont know what to think, quite desperate actually!!

    Any suggestions, I think it would be wise to stop all proteins and antifungals at this point what do you think?

    Cheers

    Diane

    in reply to: can i eat cooked veggies #64390

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    absgail wrote: i dont like the raw taste of vegetables so i prefer to cook them instead. can i cook veggies on the first stage everyday???

    I also suggest that you look at list of allowed vegetables since you are on stage 1 of the diet!

    Also it is advisable to steam vegetables so that you preserve some of the vitamins, leaving them al dente( somewhat crunchy)
    If you dont like that boiling or frying or baking!

    Cheers

    Diane

    in reply to: THANK YOU #64387

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    I’m really sorry I didn’t see this earlier today, I know it’s really late there now, but I was away all afternoon and never had a chance to look at the forum.  Please dont worry Able, I really dont expect you to answer right away, I am happy when you do! 

    It’s interesting that you ate garam masala with your meal, the reason I found that interesting is because of its anti-inflammatory properties which of course are good for any type of pain, even indigestion.  What do you mean, since I had the garam masala,  I should have not had any pain?

    By the way, the pain you described doesn’t sound like a die-off symptom. 

    Were you able to purchase the Betaine HCL (Hydrochloride)? If not, when you can get it this will help with all sorts of indigestion, especially if you’re using the grape bitters as well. If you look for the HCL, look for this name “Betaine Hydrochloride (HCL) With Pepsin.” Yes, i have been taking them diligently every day! Does that help, if so why do I still get indigestion? The ones I take are Betaine HCI ( not HCL but HCI whats the difference?)with 150mg of Pepsin.

    How was the chicken with coconut flour breading? Well it was a complete disaster, the batter just fell right off which is just as well cause it was far too rich to begin with!  I used the wrong frying pan so the chicken was not cooking properly so I had to keep adding coconut oil, absolutely too fatty!  Generally speaking I dont like deep frying however with legs one must deep fry otherwise we run the risk of having uncooked chicken! Mine was very well cooked!  

    Hope you’re feeling better by Friday.  Yes, I am feeling better, although, I am rather confused as to what I should eat now, quantities and combinations!  
    Should i just have an omelet in the morning without the bread?
    Could I snack on a piece of bread later on in the morning?
    I am really lost now. I will figure it out! I hope it was indigestion, I didnt know indigestion could hurt rib cage and move from left to right. I hope it was not candida!

    Since I used the same post, I seem to have confused you!  I did not eat omelet and chicken on the same day.  
    Following is the food I ate  two days ago i.e Wednesday

    Morning 2 slices of bread
    Boiled egg
    One tiny piece of sardine
    Organic goat yogurt

    Midday: bio kefir

    4.pm. 2 slices of bread with some canned white tuna, the good type that is

    19.30 red onion, egg plant, zucchini with garam masala, curry, turmeric, garlic and coconut milk
    Chicken drum sticks, 2 of them rolled in batter, made of coconut flour eggs and some salt pepper and some spices
    Salad with tomatoes, roasted pumpkin seeds, onions, tomatoes and garlic, lemon and olive oil vinegaraitte!

    Following is the food I ate yesterday:

    Morning 2 slices of coconut bread, 2 small slices of the tuna + 2 tomatoes

    Midday bio kefir

    2pm: zucchini soup from restaurant no additives
                Salad with egg plant and tuna (unfortunately it had some vinegar but I noticed too late, it was so little I was not sure) however I hardly think that candida is likely to explode or would it have fed it?

    Evening: omelet with onions and ginger, slice of bread and salad!

    Also very shortly afterwards, I had this sort of quiet shake, not trembling or anything like that but a kind of shake, uneasiness! 

    Ok I understand that I have been eating too much protein but what am I supposed to eat in the morning? I was having the coconut bread for bfast!
    What should I have for bfast?

    The thing that worried me was the pains felt like my old symptoms especially the pains i described which started on the right and then moved to the left! 

    I am also getting several dizzy spells, is that candida or die off?
    I am taking 15 drops oil of oregano per day!
    2 garlic pills per day
    36 billion probiotics per day
    250 grams bio kefir per day

    One anothet thing, I am panicking, my probiotics are nearly finished and I dont go home till next wednesday should I reduce intake and spread them over the last few days rather than having high doses and not having any at all on other days?

    Cheers

    Diane

    in reply to: THANK YOU #64375

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    Diane wrote: Hi Able,

    Yesterday after dinner not immediately after I got a dull ache on my right side just under my chest, if I laughed it hurt and if i pressed also. 
    I have not had any discomfort now for a while and so far food it seems like I have been digesting my food normally! 
    Is it intestinal gas? I used to have this pain before, it used to come and go! Its not unbearable or anything like that its quite a dull feeling but I dont like it being there!  Any ideas of what it might be?

    Just in case you are wondering food I ate today:

    Morning 2 slices of bread
    Boiled egg
    One tiny piece of sardine
    Organic goat yogurt

    Midday: bio kefir

    4.pm. 2 slices of bread with some canned white tuna, the good type that is

    19.30 red onion, egg plant, zucchini with garam masala, curry, turmeric, garlic and coconut milk
    Chicken drum sticks, 2 of them rolled in batter, made of coconut flour eggs and some salt pepper and some spices
    Salad with tomatoes, roasted pumpkin seeds, onions, tomatoes and garlic, lemon and olive oil vinegarAitte

    Was that too much for my stomach perhaps, I realised immewdiately afterwards that I had eaten too much, I was so hungry and when you are travelling so much during the day its difficult to have food handy! The thing is we were counting on having an early lunch but that didnt work out, grrrrrr! 

    Once again this evening the pain seems to have moved to the left of my chest that is just under my chest where the rib cage kind of ends!
    On the right hand side it persisted all day and now its moved to the left! This is worrying me, Is this die off or candida symptoms?

    I dont understand, I am eating the right foods, taking anti fungals so why am i feeling my oldo symptoms or is this what I was so anxiously waiting for, glorious die off. Tonight after I ate an onion and ginger omelet and some salad with garlic and olive oil, very soon afterwards i kind of started to shake but not quite if you know what I mean!

    I hope you read this today 🙂

    Cheers

    Diane

    So any ideas? I should definitely reduce amounts of food right? Still would like to know what pain is?

    One anothet thing, I am panicking, my probiotics are nearly finished and I dont go home till next wednesday should I reduce intake and spread them over the last few days rather than having high doses and not having any at all on other days?

    Cheers

    Diane

    in reply to: Coconut and Lime #64362

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    momof2peanutz wrote: I am new to this.. Are we allowed shredded, unsweetened coconut? I see recipes posted that call for coconut milk. So it’s okay to use shredded coconut and coconut flour? Also, are we allowed lime juice?

    Thanks,
    Morgan

    I was reading another post written by Able and this is what he had to say about lemons:

    ” By the way, you mentioned lemons; lemons are an alkalizing fruit. They work well in the beginning as a cleanse, but when the diet is started I would leave them alone or have them sparingly. After taking fairly large dosages of probiotics for a week or two and the antifungals have been started, I see no problem with introducing lemon water”.

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