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Try almond milk 🙂November 9, 2010 at 7:25 am in reply to: Q2: Multivitamin during diet? Not Necessary? Necessary? Recommended? #62252
Ideally you should be able to get all your vitamins and minerals from your diet. That’s the best way for your body to absorb and utilize the vitamins and minerals. Research which foods provide the most nutrition – there’s tons of information on the web… as I am sure you know 🙂
If you still feel you are lacking something get some blood work done and try to pin point what it is and how you can add it through your diet.
My friend, who is very health conscious, was iron deficient and took iron supplements to no avail… her dosage was increases a few times by her doctor… still no difference. After a couple of years of suffering with different diet related issues, she requested to be tested for celiac disease. She tested positive, so no matter how much iron she took her body wouldn’t absorb it as her intestines were compromised. She doesn’t need to take iron supplements anymore as she gets all her nutrients from her healthy diet… only now her body can absorb all the vitamins and minerals as she has had to eliminate gluten from her diet.
As I understand it anti-fungals should be started during stage two…
Do some research and try to switch up the anti-fungals that you use. I am on stage two and I am taking oil of oregano twice a day and aloe vera juice at night. It works for me, but you may need to try some of the other anti-fungals listed on this site as see which ones work for you.
Yes, it is recommended. As long as you have enough energy to handle the exertion during stage one. I would do light exercise and step it up during stage two when you have more energy.
All the best!November 9, 2010 at 6:48 am in reply to: Q4: Probiotics – When to start? When to end? How large of a dosage? #62249
Ummm…. I just went to the health food store when I was visiting Canada and picked ones that don’t require refrigeration, as I travel a bit. I do, however, know a really awesome brand that carries them in amber bottles – Udo’s Choice.
Also his plant based oil blend is amazing!
I always like to hit up the health food store personal as I find them to be so informative.
Hope this helps 🙂November 6, 2010 at 10:32 am in reply to: Q4: Probiotics – When to start? When to end? How large of a dosage? #62244
You can take probiotics from the start. This site mentions you can start from the first day of the detox and I was also told by someone at a health food store to do so as well. You have to dig a bit to find this info on the site, but it’s there.
You need to have the good bacteria’s from the start, so start now. When you move to the anti-fungal stage take your probiotic a few hours before or after the anti fungal as some will inhibit the probiotic eg. oil of oregon.
I am on stage two and I take oil of oregon in the morning, probiotic at lunch, oil of oregon late afternoon and Aloe vera juice before bed. Plus lots of water!
Depending on your symptoms you might want to take a probiotic everyday for life or make sure you eat lots of food that contain probiotics. Just take the recommended dosage on the probiotic packaging.
Hope this helps!October 25, 2010 at 11:48 pm in reply to: Just raw or steamed veg on stage 1 or any on foods to eat list???? #62229
Yah, fasting for seven days would be difficult. I ate raw and steamed veg. I would recommend natural almond butter instead of peanut butter, as peanuts have higher mold content. Plus almonds are great for Candida and better for you.
Almond butter and celery are great together. I usually dislike celery, but with almond butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon…yummy… also good on brown rice cakes and a spoon full in hot cereals.
A helpful tip – when you get any natural nut butter leave it upside down for a bit so the oil isn’t at the top….it’s easer to stir in.
I’ve just moved to stage two and feel wonderful!
Lets keep going!
I will have to do more research into this sweet plant. I think even in its natural form there are still some questions about it, but everything in small doses right?!?
I’ve been using almond milk for my buckwheat cereal breakfast for the second and third weeks of stage one. It’s just almonds and water. Almonds are good to rid the body of candida as is water 🙂 So, why not almond milk? If you buy it in the store just check the contents as some companies will put other stuff into the milk.
There are lots of sites that have recipes for almond milk. Here is a super easy one:
How to Make Almond Milk
By an eHow Contributor
Almond milk is a tasty, healthy alternative to cow’s milk and you can use it can as a drink or on cereal. Follow these steps to make your own beverage from almonds.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Things You’ll Need:
1. Place 1 cup of almonds in a jar or container large enough to comfortably hold the almonds and 4 cups of water.
2. Add 4 cups of water to the container. Place it in the refrigerator and let it soak overnight.
3. Put the water and almonds mixture in a blender. Blend until smooth.
4. Strain the blended almonds through a cheesecloth.
5. Drink the almond milk as is or you could put over cereal or use it to make a smoothie. Use the beverage as you would regular milk.
SOctober 21, 2010 at 11:55 pm in reply to: Just raw or steamed veg on stage 1 or any on foods to eat list???? #62209
The first stage is broken up into two parts…
The first week has three options:
1. Cleansing with colonic irrigation
2. Cleansing without colonic irrigation
3. A detoxing Candida diet (all drinks and veg)
The next two weeks of stage one includes all the foods on the “foods to eat” page.
In total stage one is three weeks.
Then move on to stage two then three.
I did option three for the first week detox. You only eat raw salad and steamed veg. along with the detox drink, liver flush and broth. The first few days are the most difficult, but by the time you are half done your body adjusts and you just keep going. At the end of the seven days I was pretty proud of myself! You will be too!
Originally I was confused about stage one, but all the information is on the site. You just have to read it a few times to get the idea.
Hope this helps!
All the best!
Sorry to hear about your skin problem. Stick with the diet, if you can, because it will help. I’ve been taking a probiotic throughout the whole of stage one and I can see it helping my eczema… Plus the diet. I would try really researching your skin condition. When I first researched mine all it said was that I would have to be treated medically, however it can never be cured :s The more I researched the more “helpful” the information was and it lead me right back to Candida. Skin issues take a bit of time to clear up, even though we wish for over night cures, so give it time. As for breakfast options have you tried Quinoa? It actually a seed, not a grain, and it’s a complete protien. I love to put almonds in mine that I make with coconut milk and cinnimon. I am trying Buckwheat tomorrow for the first time, I will let you know how it goes. I have also found some almond milk (with no sugar) that I can use as a milk sub.
All the best!
Thanks for the info. Last I read it was banned in Europe….
I did however find a honey that is considered OK to have if you have Candidiasis. It’s a honey from Australia and New Zealand called Jellybush and Manuka honey respectfully. There is some contradicting information as to whether or not honey is acceptable. Some say yes and others no. It must be different person to person just like this little yeast. I think when I am on Stage 3 I will introduce this honey…as long as I can find it!
All the Best!! 🙂
Thanks for reporting your journey. It really helps to read others stories to stay motivated. I am on day five of stage one and very much looking forward to week two and three of stage one so I can eat something other than veg and broth!
Anyway, the reason for my post is to advise you to take some olive oil with the oil of oregano – just a tablespoon for the amount you are taking. It cuts down on the burning. If you don’t want to take olive oil, try putting the drops under your tongue then take some water – try to avoid it touching the taste buds…it’s very strong stuff.
All the best!