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  • in reply to: Probiotics causing Constipation #66070

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    Able900 wrote: Pina, first there’s simply no way that 50 billion flora-building beneficial bacteria wasn’t killing Candida in your system, even if some of the bacteria were destroyed in the shipment, otherwise, why would it cause constipation as it would be rendered impotent? Are you saying that the dead bacteria caused your constipation?

    I repeat: I cannot find any scientific backing that dead candida is causing constipation by probiotic. And I have no idea of the effects of taking dead probiotics, do you?

    Able900 wrote: In one post you wrote, “… this doesn’t seem to make sense, one guess is that lack of refrigeration killed the potency of this probiotic in the mail.” But in the other post you seemed to dismiss this possibility completely when you wrote, “That product WAS the cause of my problem.” Iā€™m just wondering what happened to the first theory.

    Able, if you read the title of this thread you can see your comment does not make sense. I know what the cause of the problem, and I was trying to get to the root of it. I was also expressing my surprise and disbelief and dismay about the problem.

    Able900 wrote: Going with the theory that the probiotic, which was supposed to be refrigerated, was spoiled during shipment makes much more sense than claiming that the specific brand caused your problem.

    It does not make more sense. First of all, it is a theory, not a true fact. Secondly, other people who purchase this product online would not want to buy it knowing the condition they will receive it in, even if the product is helpful.

    All the sites you are linking are sites that are selling something. If you can list an actual scientific studies, this would be much more candid. Many of these sites will list multiple symptoms and products to reel people in, without any basis in fact.

    I do realize you are trying to help, and I thank you. And if it seems I am getting irritable, do blame the candida šŸ˜‰ But I just cannot find any satisfactory proof that this is the reaction I should be getting. I’m going to take a break now and later try another high-quality probiotic and post my results.

    in reply to: Probiotics causing Constipation #66019

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    Able, to change my post to put that product in a better light would be incredibly wrong to everyone here. I know you had good results with it and defend it, but I didn’t and I would like everyone to know my experience so they are aware. Why should they waste time and money? Everyone’s bodies are so different that what works for one person cannot always work for another. That product WAS the cause of my problem.

    Obviously I had listed alternatives as in buying direct from the store and taking sauerkraut and coconut kefir, so your point is moot. Anyone reading my post could follow the same and buy a different probiotic, or choose to take their chances anyway with Ultimate Flora. But it did nothing for me, even more so than ThreeLac and I can’t report any benefits from it. This is especially disparaging considering how expensive it is.

    I would rather have sauerkraut every day and know at least I am getting live probiotics than a product where I don’t know if its dead or alive. If you can provide some scientific research in showing the probiotics in sauerkraut are essentially ineffective towards candida I would like to see it.

    raster, if heat from transport caused the probiotics to die, then I would think all the cultures would die and render the product ineffective. Probiotics are supposed to aid IBS, not cause it, and I cannot find any scientific backing that dead candida is causing constipation by probiotic.

    I had already been taking ThreeLac from the start so I started the 50 billion. Thanks for your advice though, I won’t quit on probiotics yet.

    in reply to: Protocols for Children #65924

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    Hi Christa,

    Good for you in actively improving your children’s health! However since your children are so young, I don’t think you should follow any dietary advice that people on the internet give you. The doctor who diagnosed them with candida offered no diet suggestions?

    If I were you, I would consult a good nutritionist or naturopathic doctor who is familiar with candida and can devise a plan for them. If that’s not feasible for you, I would just keep them on a very healthy diet with whole foods and no sugar, fruit or yeast products.

    in reply to: Am I O.K? #65921

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    Echoing raster — are you having any dairy? any yogurt?

    I had forgotten to buy yogurt for a week and my skin got very clear of acne. Then next time I bought yogurt, I ate half the tub in one day because I missed having it. The next morning I had two HUGE cystic pimples. I don’t even get that type of pimple normally!

    I immediately cut out the yogurt and I haven’t got any new acne since. I don’t recommend yogurt for this diet, there are other ways to get probiotics!

    in reply to: Vertigo, Dizziness and Fainting; Candida Die Off Symptoms #65872

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    cameron, I had the same extreme fatigue and dizziness for about 2 weeks, definitely felt worse than when I started before I improved. I stayed mostly in bed 3-4 days during those first 2 weeks and doing the simplest things were taxing. I would say now I am better than where I was now (past a month now) but have a ways to go.

    However this is a diet where you just cannot cheat at. The more you keep cheating, the longer you prolong your recovery and lengthen the illness. If you keep drinking caffeine you won’t get over your body’s dependency on it, and alcohol is just a big no for the candida diet.

    Good luck!

    in reply to: Stage 1 Coconut Flax Cookies #65850

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    Hi monita, I’m glad you enjoyed them! Yes, cookie is a bit deceptive, they’re more like a breakfast biscuit maybe? But it does satisfy my urge for baked goods, sometimes you just need a change of texture!

    I am not a big fan of coconut flour to be honest, so the flax seeds help a lot in adding to the taste and texture. They are rather filling and yes coconut is a great antifungal for candida šŸ™‚

    in reply to: Pina read this! #65848

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    Dear Joy,

    You are a doll for sharing this and making sure I see it šŸ™‚ Thanks for the info! I will check the tea out and see if the ingredients are okay for me on Stage 1. I still unfortunately have movement problems! For two days I was able to go twice a day which astonished me and made me think I was finally past the problem, but then for the next two days I haven’t been able to at all. Not sure what is the cause!

    Funny you mention oil pulling! I tried it maybe twice a few months ago with coconut oil and then got lazy and stopped lol. My tongue isn’t so coated anymore but I will definitely try oil pulling again and see if I get your results!

    Thanks again for thinking of me šŸ™‚ I’ll share my results soon!

    in reply to: Reading Lables at the store #65789

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    I have never found ONE turkey bacon product that did not have sugar in it. Much sausage is the same way. Out of curiosity I checked pork bacon products and all brands hand some kind of sugar in it except for one, and that one was smoked. So I would say just avoid all packaged bacon, they all have sugar, are smoked, or have nitrates.

    I think the majority to all of prepackaged foods are going to have preservatives or something you need to avoid — citric acid, soy lecithin, xantham gum, tapioca starch, dextrose, lactose, or some kind of sugar…

    At my local grocery, I could not find ONE soup stock base that didn’t have yeast extract or dextrose or carrots or sugar in it. There’s a vegetable broth at Trader Joe’s that is candida-safe but that’s the only one I’ve found and I didn’t find it very tasty. In the end I developed my own soup stock recipe which I need to make in bulk for the coming winter šŸ™‚ I’ll share it on the Recipes section after I’ve made it a few times.

    in reply to: Stage 1 Coconut Flax Cookies #65740

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    granolamama, coconut is full of good fats! Good as in I’ve lost 10 lb šŸ™‚ Macarons or do you mean macaroons? These taste nothing like macarons I’m afraid, and I never cared for macaroons so I don’t remember what they taste like. Probably not though! These are more of a morning biscuit!

    Les13, I don’t like very sweet things in general which is why I didn’t add any amount. I use erythritol, which is less sweet than xylitol. I usually half of a 1/4 cup of erythritol, so half a 1/4 cup may be satisfactory enough for xylitol and your tastes.

    in reply to: Candida constipation #65733

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    Thanks Raster, Able for the suggestions, though I was looking for an easier solution as money is tight. I’m very annoyed a $30 probiotic and daily probiotic yogurt are not keeping me regular :/

    joy, I haven’t tried chia seeds but I had been considering them and wanting to try them before even candida. I have to research it in regards to candida though before ordering it.

    Carb, here’s a site with the same instructions I use for SWF. Do it in the morning, make sure you don’t eat/drink anything or you will throw up. Don’t go anywhere for several hours and stay by the bathroom. It helps me a lot to squeeze some lemon or lime in the salt water.

    I did the SWF and was able to go, but again now I became constipated and haven’t gone in 3 days. It’s extremely frustrating. I have started eating more cabbage which I hear helps, and if it does I’ll post back here and share some recipes.

    in reply to: Sweeteners #65688

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    Xylitol and erythritol are okay to have as sweeteners every now and then. I would treat pumpkin seeds as a test food, but personally wouldn’t eat them on Stage 1. I’ve been putting flaxseed meal in my coconut bread with no ill effects.

    in reply to: Can i eat cheddar cheese? #65687

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    Sadly, no cheese of any kind!

    in reply to: Probotics #65685

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    Hi Meadow,

    Based on my experience, I do not recommend the Ultimate Flora 50 billion probiotic. I have been taking it for 20 days now, and all my IBS symptoms have become severely worse. I have been constipated and bloated for over 2 weeks now.

    Considering it’s quite expensive, I’ll be looking into getting a refund from the company and looking into Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics instead.

    in reply to: why i'm here… #65611

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    I haven’t tried any of this, but some people have had some improvements: I’ve read people tried douching with garlic water or leaving a garlic clove inside (tie a string around it so you can pull it out), or using a tampon dipped in coconut oil.

    Don’t wear tights or pantyhose. Wear only cotton underwear. Don’t wear tight jeans, pants or leggings.

    I would quit BC if you are still on it at as well. If you are having unprotected sex, you can pass candida to your partner and for as long as you’re with this person, it will be harder to fight this fungus.

    All of the above is helpful, but going on the candida diet is what will really help you.

    Good luck!

    in reply to: super easy fake peanut butter cookies #65578

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    These are very yum, thanks for sharing! Though I stopped eating these on the Stage 1 diet and will eat them again several months down the line šŸ™‚

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