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Fried or boiled eggs, oat bran with kefir, kefir-avocado smoothie, buckwheat with veggies, various salads…but you have to prepare yourself that you will spend more time cooking/preparing meals than usual…my tip is cook more food so you’ll have it for 2 days. That way you don’t need to cook every day
Can someone tell me is it dr. Marjorie Crandall you are talking about? Thanks 🙂
Hi mamasez, I tried Diflucan therapy for six months, but only one Diflucan a week, along with supplements and diet, (but not too strict diet)…Diflucan didn’t help me so much, but I noticed a huge difference when I started taking SF722, that’s the supplement which I found to be most helpful of all, but you need to combine it with the diet and probiotics…at one point I stopped the diet so it all fell apart again. One girl I talked to from the forum had also vaginal candida and she said one doctor diagnosed her with vulvodynia, and that’s how she cured herself. My plan now is to find a new doctor and to make a new treatment plan for fall…but I won’t be taking Diflucan again, I think it did me more damage than benefit…
What are exactly your problems and how do you deal with them? If you don’t want to write it here we can do it through mail or something, I would really like to hear different experiences in dealing with vaginal candida, as I am struggling with it for six years now.July 9, 2014 at 1:31 pm in reply to: How in the world can one keep an anti-candida diet #119864
Truth_T3ller;58354 wrote: I mean if you have the funds, time and perseverance too then i could see it being possible, but that ridiculous diet is well…….. ridiculous for the average person, especially one who isnt doing so well financially. especially if they dont have the time. there has to be another way.
I would never be able to keep a diet like that not in the current position im in, even if i were, i would probably fall short either way because of my cravings……….. there has to be another reasonable way.
Can i not just take extra probiotics and anti-fungals(natural and prescribed) to get rid of it, while still eating the same foods, but i will limit those foods to a minimum if anything. I couldn’t see myself not eating some of those restricted foods at all……. but again i wouldnt be able to keep a diet like that, whether it be a month, a year or my whole life.
EDIT: Also I think SIBO(Small intestine bacteria overgrowth) and candidiasis are one in the same, one leads to the other basically. So i think I would aslo have to keep a SIBO diet, which is even more ridiculous.
Unfortunately, this diet isn’t a choice, at least for me…it’s the last hope to getting healthy…I’m out of other options, doctors can’t help me, medicine can’t help me, so what should I do? I tried taking antifungals and probiotics with “normal” diet, and it didn’t work…I’m not saying that in your case it couldn’t work, maybe it would, because everyone’s different and I don’t know how long you’ve had an infection and where it’s located…I’ve had vaginal candida for 6 years now…continually…diflucan doesn’t help…I’ve been on the diet hundreds of times, and I’m from a country which isn’t nearly as rich as the States…and I order my supplements from the States…so go figure…With the money I spent on my treatment I could’ve bought a car, or went on a luxurious vacation, but I didn’t have a choice really.
My tips regarding the budget:
– buy seasonal vegetables – it’s cheaper
– don’t eat meat/fish every day – eggs are the cheaper replacement
– plan your budget ahead – see which supplements are essential and buy those, skip other supplements (currently I’m on SF722, probiotics, coconut oil & vaginal probiotics, I don’t have the budget for anything else)
– when I’m on the diet I save money on things like alcohol/going out/ordering in/candies etc…because you make all of your food at home, you won’t spend any money outside, maybe only on salad/water/tea
– like raster said, simple life 🙂 unfortunately i can’t go on fancy vacations or buy a car, but I’m aware I’m doing all of this for my health, and my health is my priority
I would suggest to use oils if you want to gain weight. Do you use coconut oil as an antifungal? One tbsp has 117 calories. Also, you can use olive oil on your veggies and salads – 1 tbsp has around 119 calories. Last time I was on a strict forum diet, I didn’t lose weight, I gained it 🙂 because of all the oils and eggs. Coconut bread contains 6 eggs and half cup of oil, and that`s A LOT of calories, if only in one slice. Maybe you can keep track of your calorie intake, so you make sure you aren’t in deficit, and if you see you are, just eat more meals, or double your portions.
DL 453, you can take hemp powder as a source of protein
lockie86;55588 wrote: Hi,
I’m pretty sure that my progress is slow partly due to me being so stressed.
Stressed about feeling so ill, and also general life/work stuff.
Seems to be that as long as my body is producing too much cortisol/adrenalin, then the candida is being fed and no diet/supplements in the world are gonna win over that huh.
Any ideas of how to combat this, beyond ‘trying to relax’. Easier said than done, that, tho I am trying!
Specifically are there any supplements that would support the stress response, stop me feeling so wired and be OK on the plan?
I know ashwagandha was mentioned and now trying that, but is that OK long term? Wouldn’t the adrenals get too used to it?
Currently getting adrenals tested to see how depleted they are, but I suspect very.
Any advice GREATLY appreciated!
I am also experiencing a lot of anxiety and stress due to being sick with candida for years, and advice I can give you is: to deal with your stress, you have to deal with your stress 🙂 I think there’s no supplement that will do it for you, supplements can help but I don’t think they can resolve issues like being stressed because of an illness or a lot of work, personal problems etc…I think it’s about dealing with this problems on the first level – within ourselves, explore what is the reason we are stressed, explore the situations in which we get stressed, and then deal with it – talk to someone about it, write about it etc…and do things that can release stress, like sport, yoga, meditation, being in nature, socializing with friends and family…maybe reading books about psychology or some self-help…I also hate advices like “just try to relax”, because it doesn’t work that way, you have to look at your issues and deal with them one at a time, and it isn’t easy, but I think it’s the best way to deal with stress
not4sakn;53188 wrote: Seems the more websites I read about foods that are and arent acceptable, the more confused I become. There’s a lot of conflicting information floating around online and apparently within the forums as well.
Some say you can have brown rice and redskin potatoes in moderation others do not. Some say low sugar fruits are ok, others do not. I’ve read that almond milk is approved then turn to another site and they dont encourage it.
I’m already gluten free so altering my diet isnt a concern I’m just trying to get answers and find out whats really acceptable and whats not. Even meal plans throughout the day would be nice.
I workout so hitting atleast 2k calories or more a day is needed but it seems so hard with no carbs. What protein powders are allowed? I read to stay away from soy. I know healthy fats are allowed but I just need some clarification on somethings if you guys dont mind..
Thanks in advance
The strict forum diet says no to quinoa, brown rice and potatoes..but I would recommend you to choose what’s best for you. There are so many candida diets around that it’s easy to get confused and overwhelmed, but I think that each person has to find out for himself what best suits their needs and problems. I’m having a battle with yeast for years now and have been on different kinds of diets, and throughout this time I just started to feel that I need to listen to myself and my body. Now I’m on a less strict version of the diet, trying to find what best suits me. I found out I need carbs (but in a moderation) – I eat buckwheat and oat bran. But for the time being, I stay away from potatoes and beans, I might add them when I start feeling better. I was also exploring soy, but all of the sites and experts don’t recommend it for candida so I don’t eat it. Regarding the proteins powder, I think hemp powder would be okay. Fruits – I eat granny smith apples, and I think berries would be okay. And I don’t keep track about protein-carb percentage, I just try to not eat too much carbs…Currently I’m concerned about milk products since I consume kefir and mozarella…I’m thinking of quiting them for a while too see if lactose is a problem for me. This is just my opinion and approach for the time being 🙂
marxoxoshizzle;53941 wrote: Keya, I suggest you read the website I linked in my original post, and read up on it. I ordered the informational packet and called the doctor. She told me she doesn’t think I have candida in my entire body due to the fact that the only place I have issues is in my vagina. She told me that the infection WILL be cured with proper treatment, which can only be done by taking diflucan for several months daily, and using terconazole internally, followed by clotrimazole internally. I believe you can beat this if you have the right treatment. Dr Crandall says my problem was I was never on diflucan long enough to cure the infection. Five days is not enough. That works for normal people who do not have an overgrowth problem. I showed her my blood test results, and she says the yeast is only growing in my mucous membrane in high amounts (the vagina). So I believe as long as I can get my OBGYN to send me a script for diflucan daily for six months or even three or something, I can beat this. I will report back.
Thanks, I’ll read the website. I’m going to a new gyno this week, so I’ll see what she’ll say about my problem, because so far no gynecologist didn’t know what to do with my issues…Here they don’t prescribe long-term Duflucan treatment so it could be a problem for me to get a prescription for it.
marxoxoshizzle;53899 wrote: Keya, what type of yeast problems did you have? Do you also battle with recurrent vaginal yeast infections?? This is driving me crazy. I have a very understanding partner of almost 6 years who deals with my issues but it puts a strain on our relationship, and on my self esteem. I do not ever want to have sex or be intimate for fear of getting another infection. It used to be a few times a year, now it is every single time we have intercourse. I cannot deal with this anymore.
Yes, I have been having vaginal yeast infection for 5 and a half years. It’s not recurrent, it’s ongoing, sometimes it’s better, sometimes worse, but it never goes away…Here in Croatia doctors wouldn’t prescribe me such high dosage of Diflucan (one pill every day for 6 months), and I’m also worried that it would do harm to my liver…I’m going to try with S. Boulardii+candida diet this time, but if it doesn’t work, maybe I’ll also try with Diflucan, but lower dosage…
I totally understand you about you partner and your sex life, it’s really a torture, sometimes I lose hope that this aspect of my life will ever be normal again…
I wish you best of luck, and please write about your results with the treatment.
marxoxoshizzle;53872 wrote: But my OB decided to give me 1 weekly for 6 months. I don’t feel like that is going to do anything, because usually I take one every day for 5 days and then the prescription is done.
My friend who is a doctor told me that they have it written in their manuals that recurrent yeast infections are treated with 1 pill of Diflucan over the course of 6 months. I assume your doctor just followed this manual, which doesn’t mean it’s correct or that it’s going to help, regarding the knowledge, or more correctly, lack of it, that doctors have about candida. I can’t advise you what to do, since I didn’t go through this therapy, I only had a therapy – 7 pills of Diflucan once a month over the course of 3 months. And it didn’t help 🙂 so I basically quit trying with Diflucan and went on alternative therapies – diet, supplements etc…
Hi stovariste, I would like to contact you because I see we are from the same region and I’m planning to start SB soon, how to make a contact now when there’s no PM anymore? 🙂
Whats the longest time period you have been on the diet and why did you stop?
Thank you raster for your reply.
Seven months was the longest I was on the diet. I stopped because I couldn’t take it anymore, there was no improvement although I was doing everything by the book. I know it takes 6-12 months to be on the diet, but when I couldn’t see any improvement whatsoever, I started cheating and eventually gave up…I know it was the wrong decision, but I wasn’t strong enough in my head and had the will power to carry on, and also lost the faith in the diet.
Do you know how I can check my kidneys for yeast or what’s the treatment protocol?
I actually gained weight on the diet. I was always very thin and gained 15 pounds while on the diet. I think everybody’s body reacts differently. And “a weird looking bulge in the lower abdomen” can be, like shayfo said, just a belly 😉