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  • in reply to: Question for Raster #172280

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    Another question for you, Raster.

    How much is too much where vitamin E, zinc, molybdenum and minerals are concerned? I’m already taking a multivitamin alongside my standalone vitamins/vitamin complexes, and it contains the aforesaid vitamins and minerals already. As I mentioned, I purchased a mineral complex and molybdenum, both from Thorne, and I want to be sure that I wouldn’t be taking too much. I also have a vitamin E vitamin containing 400 IU, while the multivitamin to which I referred already contains a fair amount.

    Let me know as I don’t wish to overdose.

    in reply to: Question for Raster #172275

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    Thanks, Raster! You’ve definitely helped.

    I returned the unused supplements containing magnesium stearate and subsequently ordered Thorne’s molybdenum, as well as their mineral complex, as well. Thorne is truly fantastic.

    Here’s hoping that all goes well! Thanks again.

    in reply to: Organic Buckwheat Groats #171865

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    Oral thrush isn’t the issue as far as I know, but bugs? In my experience the peeling lips disappears completely so long as I’m on the diet. I always assumed it was a caused by inflammation, which candida, leaky gut and stress can cause (all of which I experience). Nevertheless, I’ll look into kombucha.

    Thanks, Raster.

    in reply to: Organic Buckwheat Groats #171861

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    Thanks, Raster. It’s good to see you.

    I’ve also been drinking two cups of Throat Coat tea, so there’s always the possibility of that contributing to the aforesaid die-off symptom, right? Also, the peeling lips might be characteristic of the old (applicable) adage of things getting worse before they get better. I’m taking 15 SF722 capsules per day, so the peeling lips might simply be the candida symptoms I’ve always felt, only amplified. What do you think?

    I appreciate your insight. I’ve discontinued consumption of the tea for now, but will treat lightly around my intake of organic buckwheat groats. The tea should be fine, I realize, but I must be sure. The same goes for the buckwheat.

    in reply to: Help! #170682

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    Hi Raster,

    I appreciate the response. I don’t believe I have SIBO as I’ve never experienced gastrointestinal distress as I currently am, but other gut flora problems are a possibility. As far as stomach acid levels are concerned, I’m positive it’s an issue, but I will look into the baking soda test nonetheless.

    I have a theory, actually. I just ate lunch and, as of yet, my state of my stomach has not worsened in terms of pain. I didn’t have my green smoothie today, which I believe could be the issue; specifically, I think I’m eating too much protein. Perhaps 8 TBSP of hemp protein is too much, and I think I’m constipated as the bulk of my stools does not match the portions of food I’m consuming. I’m going to increase my dosage of vitamin C and drink more water.

     

    in reply to: General Concerns #115533

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    I’m taking SF722 at the moment, specifically 15 capsules daily. HMF neuro is presumably a probiotic? I’ve been taking 5g of a good probiotic twice per day: once in the morning and once at night. According to the label, it contains 329 billion cfu/g, and its contents are comprised of: B.breve 20%; B.longum 20%; B.bifidum 10%; L.plantarum 20%; L.casei 10%; L.rhamnosus 10%; S.thermophilus 10%. I’m not sure what any of this means, but the probiotics were synthesized by a friend of mine and the product is highly regarded and sought after.

    Thanks for the food list. I noticed that there are still phases to this diet. Is it absolutely crucial that I abide these stages? Where can I find them? My die-off hasn’t been especially severe, although I initially broke out quite badly and still occasionally suffer with some gastrointestinal distress. It might get worse, though, judging by other peoples’ responses to the diet. What about neem and coconut oil for candida/parasites?

    in reply to: General Concerns #115527

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    Hey Raster, it’s good to see you again. I appreciate your input and will be taking all of it into account. I’ll find a buckwheat substitute and will refrain from shrimp and scallops. Fortunately, my tests indicated a “moderate” candida imbalance, which I believe was far worse last year but diminished due to (inconsistent) treatment. You’re absolutely right about chewing as I tend not to chew my food very well. I’ve been trying to change that, however. I currently take 5g of L-Glutamine 3x per day, and was at one point taking Throat Coat tea but stopped as I feared that it was interfering with my medication (I take an SSRI for OCD/anxiety/depression). Is there anything else you would recommend?

    I won’t have kefir after all if it could potentially set me back. I’m taking a good probiotic, so I’m hoping that will be enough to repopulate my gut. If there are any other ways by which I could achieve this that are risk-free, please let me know.

    I’m sorry to hear about Able. I’d love to read the diet if you’d be so kind as to share the link.

    Thanks for everything, Raster.

    Luke

    in reply to: SF722 availability or alternatives #102666

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    Myco Plex by A.N. Tyler is, in essence, the very same product offered by Thorne Research. In fact, the two companies were at one point adjoined. As Thorne’s SF722 has been unavailable for some time, I chose to try A.N. Tyler’s. I really have no grounds for comparison, but it has been effective.

    in reply to: Success is imminent #102654

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    Thank you for that. I did try baking the bread with the substitutes you mentioned. They turned okay, but the batter wouldn’t bind well. It was quite flavourless as well. Nevertheless, I will alter the recipe to better suit my taste. I appreciate your input, candida_sucks.

    in reply to: Cheated :( #101982

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    I cheated, too, due to the holiday. I went overboard with pie, stuffing and gravy. I don’t feel guilty, though, because a war is comprised of many battles; many of which we win, others we lose. It hasn’t set me back very far, nor has it you. I suggest you look at it in the same way and resume your healthy eating habits. Look forward to it. 🙂

    in reply to: Delish brocolli soup #101956

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    I made it this afternoon! It was good, but the recipe asks for 2 quarts of water which is too much for my liking. If you’re like me and prefer a thicker soup, I’d use 2 or 3 cups of water instead. Moreover, I added some hemp protein powder to thicken it, and its earthy taste complimented the soup very nicely.

    in reply to: Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 70 #101937

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    Okay, shayfo. Thank you so much.

    in reply to: Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 70 #101934

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    That’s great to hear! According to their respective labels, the 70 contains 2 grams of sugar while the 50 contains only one. Do you really think that would make a difference? I want to be absolutely sure.

    in reply to: Anti depressants containing small amount of sugar #101869

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    While it’s true that antidepressants can contain a small amount of sugar, what’s most important is that you don’t lose sight of the big picture. Ask yourself why you’re taking them in the first place and if you would jeopardize your quality of life by ceasing intake. As previous posters have noted, nobody can avoid sugar altogether. Our bodies wouldn’t benefit from the complete absence of sugar, anyway. I’m of the shared opinion of the other posters in this thread. I wouldn’t worry about it hindering your progress.

    in reply to: Success is imminent #101859

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    Thank you again for your help, shayfo.

    Able sent me the diet so I’ve more clarity with concern to which foods I can eat, which to avoid, etc. I hope for his diet to serve as my guide from here on out.

    Also, no kidding about the coconut products. I hadn’t had any significant die-off symptoms prior to the consumption of a table-spoon of virgin coconut oil last night, after which I felt a little bit uncomfortable. I had another this morning and, wow, I feel extremely nauseous. My body feels warm and I’ve a slight headache as well. I’ve always questioned candida’s part in my health, but I think it’s safe to say that now I know for certain. That being said, my case doesn’t seem to be as profound as many others’ I have seen. It’s mostly intestinal resulting in weight loss, acne, food intolerances, impaired digestion, etc. A little verification can go a long way, which is exactly what I feel the coconut oil has done for me today.

    Wow.

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