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vegas wrote: Hi, I just posted about anal itching. You are the first mention of rectal/anal itching I have come across. My itching + constipation has led to an anal fissure (tear) which needs to be really managed with diet. But the itching flairs up and I don’t know what causes it. Then the itching damages the skin and it is a vicious circle/cycle.
Did you have success on the candida diet against the itching? Did you use any topical anti-fungal soap or cremes?
I’m looking for some answers that my doc, although he is good, does not seem to be getting to.
I think this itching is a yeast infection (Thrush). I wash with diluted organic cider vinager, lavender oil and geranium oil. It stings a little for a short while but then the itching calms down no end. I use it every time I go to the bathroom. Even have a bottle in the ladies at work with some cotton wool. The lavender oil will kill off any bugs and will help the sores heal and the geranium oil will moisturise the skin stopping it from cracking.
you don’t have to do anything. Try it without and see how you get on. You can always restart if it doesn’t work. What have you got to lose? A few more weeks feeling like you do now.
I dunno, maybe that is too hard and you want to fix it asap. I just think it is easy to be too hard on yourself and make it too hard to succeed when maybe you can go a little easier on yourself.
this is just my opinion, based only on my experience and my own personal issues. But… I have found that cutting out the real no-no foods and combining them with pau darco and acidopilus has been enough.
I don’t have a major overgrowth issue but have found that if I eat marmite (yeast extract) I get an infection. It took a while but until recently I hadn’t had a yeast infection in over a month.
Personally I would do your research. Read all the diets and see what the comonalities are and start there. I cut out almost all yeast (inc mushrooms), almost all sugar and vinager (apart from cider vinager), added the anti-fungals and that was enough. But, as I say I don’t have a major problem.
I don’t eat meat so I had to change the diet for my own purposes on the basis that the diet relies on people eating large quantites of meat.
Bumping…. does anyone know?
If celery is allowed on the diet then it is very good for urinary infections. When I get the first signs of cystitus I eat 2 sticks of celery and drink 2 pints of water straight down. Generally fixes it.. but I guess that would depend on how far the infection has got.
Thanks for the suggestion but I don’t think I could stomach drinking that.. I might pop into town and see about caprilic acid (same stuff yes?) as the heath store lady mentioned it.
It’s the not knowing… if it was a case of “these symptoms are it getting worse and these are it getting better” I would cope with the infection this time knowing it definitely was die off.
But, today I feel good. I have started drinking water and lemon juice rather than cordial so thats another sugar free option.. and I just made some soda bread so have bread with no yeast!!! And it’s whole grain so very tasty!!!
It’s a slow process but there is simply no way I could live on veg for a month and will not go back to eating meat… so if I can find my own way through this I am more likely to stick to it.
To be honest I am chilling out a bit. I am a very spiritual person and my healer told me I have to listen to my body and do what it says rather than what all the web sites say. So I have taken to dowsing my food to see what I can eat and what I can’t. I wobble in my faith at times through the day but I feel much happier for it. Lets hope it works….
Ha! Stomping off 😀
Be a pain in me arse all ye want! I’ll still try and keep you on the right track. Won’t give up on ye yet 😀
Funny thing is…it’s the food we put into ourselves that can shape our mental and emotional health. In my case that is definitely true.
Personally I find it’s the other way round. When my vibration is low i.e. I’m feeling stressed, I crave low vibrational food such as chocolate.
This is why my diet always get better in the summer. With SAD the winter makes me want to hide and eat everything that is bad for me. I may get this diet sorted for the summer but it’s gonna be hell in the winter.
I’m just hoping that since I’ve moved to a better place my SAD isn’t going to be so bad. But hey, that’s months away yet 🙂
Aww Heather you do make me giggle 🙂
You remind me of a stubborn friend of mine 😀
That diet saying only eat meat and no exercise is definitely not healthy! Holy Mary!
Sure everybody knows going out in the fresh air for a half hour walk everyday is very good for you.
Balance of opinions is a good idea too. They tried to kick you off another forum because you wouldn’t follow their diet! Hehehehehe 😀
This is the only website I’ve bother looked at as if I looked at everything else it would drive me nuts too trying to figure things out.
Gonna give this one a proper go and if it doesn’t work out then I might try another website.
Judging from how well I was feeling on those 5 days of the diet I think it would be good for me to stick it out.
Going to New York is going to throw spanner in works for few days…esp with them wanting me too drink. The thought of drinking actually makes me feel ill. Not because I don’t love it but knowing that I am doing more damage and helping the Candida along….(forget about me poor liver he can cope!ha)
Will set up another thread about sources of protein I found for you seeing as you don’t eat meat.
Good to know for other people too.
LOL, I’m so glad my grumpyness hasn’t put you off talking to me *smile*. I’m not really a grumpy person, only when you talk about restricting what food I can eat LMAO
Thanks heaps for the list of protein, I’ll follow that link you gave too when I get a mo.
If thinking about drinking makes you feel icky then don’t be pushed by peer pressure, even the coolest people (like Kat Von D) don’t drink. I don’t drink a lot but it is nice to be able to when I want to.
Glad to hear you also agree with me on the almost total meat diet. Also they say you need to boil leafy veg for 40 mins…. there is no goodness in it after that length of time so what’s the point in eating it???
I’m back eating good things, in fact I have hummous in my wraps so I’m getting my protein. I’ve also bought some mozerella and feta as I read on the list that un matured cheese (younger than 6 months) should be ok. I’m guessing cottage cheese would also be ok.
I am also starting to listen to my body. I’ve been eating live yogurt because of the “liveness” but I really don’t think that volume of dairy is doing me any favours. Small amounts are ok but a heap of it never did make me feel well. My bro is really milk intollerant and I know I am a little. Never had a problem with cheese though.
Just got to think of a substitute for it as that was what replaced the fruit that really was making me feel bloated. Once again, raw fruit always made me feel rough but smoothies were fine. I always believed it was something to do with the amount of hard fibre. I could drink gallons of smoothies with no problem at all… and did when I was in Oz.
I am very tempted by the detox week to get it over and done with but in reality I don’t think I could do it… so I’ll work on cutting the baddies out.
Bought myself a cafetiere mug so I can have coffee without a heap of sugar in it. I know some people say coffee is bad but at the moment I am trying to concentrate on sugar and yeast. Will work on other stuff when I have got that down to a minimum.
Really sorry, this is sort of turning into a blog… will go do some more work.
TT wrote: But thing is you are giving up before really even trying ya know?
Yeah you only feel you have one symptom but I know you want rid of that badly so why not give this ago. Yes it is a pain in the bum (possibly even literally 🙂 ha) but if it doesn’t make any difference after the 6 weeks or so then at least you can always cross it off your list and try something else.
You have had this for over 20 years yeah? Well sure what is another 6 weeks? 🙂
Give it a proper go. Get all organised and try it, won’t do ya any harm at least!
ooookaaaaay…. I know you’re right… *stumps off in a sulk*
Not had it for over 20 years… have had thrush on and off for maybe 3 years but it’s only really been what I would call recurring for maybe 6 months.
I know I’m being a pain in the ar*e, sorry. Am very good at looking after my mental, emotional and spiritual health, c*ap at acknowledging what my body is telling me.
at night. My husband is very hot so I sweat in my sleep.
Sorry to hear that you fell off the wagon.
Still not totally conviced and I’ve been doing some more research on another forum.
There is one diet out there that is encouraging people to eat mostly meat so you switch into using fat from protein rather than carbs and then they say that you shouldn’t exercise because you are not getting enough to power the muscles. Sorry but that is just not healthy!!!
When I say my weight is stable I mean I am pretty much at a healthy weight. Yes I could do with losing a few lbs but I am certainly not hugely overweight. I haven’t been trying to diet because I am pretty happy as I am.
When I do try to diet I do feel that I lose weight. I don’t tend to weigh myself more work on what hole I am using on my belt and I have recently gone back to, and stayed, on the one I have been using for years (so much so I have had to have it repaired!)
My only real fatigue is due to my SAD. In the winter I am very tired. Also I am woken at 4am week days when my husband gets up, I then get up at 6.30 myself. So I go to bed when my husband does at 10pm. I find it quite easy in the summer to get up, get moving and go to work. When I get home from work I am happy to go out in the evening or work on the house most nights.
That to me says I don’t suffer from fatigue. When my SAD kick in in the winter it is a different story, but the D3 helped imensely!
I think it is good to get a good community going, however I think it is good to have a balance of opinions, so long as they are respectful. I was almost kicked off one forum because I wouldn’t follow their diet to the letter. They basically said they wouldn’t be able to advise me.
Although I am faaaar from being an expert I think it is easy to see that everyone who comes here is riddled with candida. It’s important to listen to the person and evaluate their situation.
It may well be that I have it but I want to look at it from all angles and be sure about it before I disrupt my life.
I am registering at a doctors after work today and then I will make an appointment to speak to a doctor about my recurring thrush and see what they say.
However, after tall of that rambling, I really do appreciate speaking to you TT. You have been a voice of compassion and understanding in a world of near fanatics.
Blessings to you
I’m not craving sugar and I don’t think I mentioned that I was, but I did consume things on the bad list.
I went to a birthday party where I had one small bottle of cider, I also had some pudding, not a lot but there was sugar in it.
I also ate cheese, bread, a small amount of fruit and a number of other foods that are not on the good list. Yes, bread and fruit have an amount of sugar in it but cheese doesn’t but it is still on the bad list.
There is a halfway between living on the diet and craving sugary foods constantly. There is what I have been doing for the last 20 years which is eating a balanced diet…. I am still in the process of being convinced I have this and it is proving very difficult because people keep making assumptions that I definitly have it and am exhibiting classic symptoms.
I’m not, I just keep getting vaginal yeast infections. In the check list I scored extremly low on the sypmtoms that confirm overgrowth.
I’m starting to give up on this and I think I will go back to living my normal life with a reduction in some of the bad things and see what happens.
I don’t have an allergy to it as I used to take it all the time and it is not obviously giving me problems, other than what I assume a bowel cleanse is supposed to do. I just wanted to know if it was on the good or bad list.
I haven’t tried the psyllium yet as I have linseed in the cupboard.
i don’t sleep in synthetic clothing, just cotton knickers and in the winter cotton pj’s.
If I don’t have an infection would sweating cause me to have one?