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I gave no thought to how many calories or how much fat or carbs I was getting per day.
What you stated above was your only problem, and that decision had nothing to do with the diet.
You cannot live off chicken breast and cauliflower every day
I don’t believe I’ve see anything on this website or the forum that would suggest to anyone that they attempt to live off of
chicken and cauliflower every day.
I have heard that there is a urine test to do for Candida. Do you recommend getting a definitive diagnosis and is the testing reliable?
Neither a stool test nor a urine test will tell you for certain whether or not you have a Candida overgrowth. The Genomma Lab offers a dependable test. You can contact them online at http://genommalab.com/en/inicio.aspx I’m afraid I can’t help you any further with test information as I never sought to be tested during my own treatment.
Frankly, I’m not sure why you want to be tested. You mentioned the symptoms of rashes, food allergies from leaky gut syndrome, a low immune system, heart palpitations, and hypothyroidism, all of which are symptoms of a Candida infestation.
With my sensitivity to Vitamin C should I try it and at what dose or is there anything else to take instead?
You really do need to be taking some form of vitamin C. You might try a buffered form starting with a low amount and gradually work your way up to a higher dose.
I have also been curious about these protocols and theories: Do you know if these been discussed on the Candida Forums?
I really have no idea; you could try keying one protocol or theory at a time into the search option on the forum.
In the past month I’ve added:
– Restore a Fulvic Acid Supplement 1 Teaspoon 1 x per day and spraying on rashes 1-2x a day- my holistic MD believes that Fulvic, Asea, Earthing, Exercise and a Vegan Diet will cure anything.
-Thorne Molybdenum Picolinate 1 mg (not the Amino Acid Chelated form) 1 x a day
-Nature’s Way Thisilyn 175 mg Milk Thistle Extract seed, (80% silymarin 2 x a day
-MegaFlora probiotic 1 x per day
-inner eco Coconut Kefir 1 Tea 1 x a day
-Coptis aka Goldthread Chinese Herb Tincture 3 droppers full a day suggested by my chiropractor- I read that this contains the Berberine that you mention to hold off on. Took only one dose and it seemed to make my heart palpitations worse so I stopped but Chrio suggested I try it as a mouth swish since I blame part of my low immune system on 5 root canals.
-NutraMedix Adrenal Support Herbal Tincture 5 drops 1 x a day (Schizandra berry, Astragalus root Rhododendron caucasicum root, Ginseng & Rhodiola Roots)
BTW I ‘air’ any tinctures for 15- 20 min in 105 degree warm water to hopefully remove the alcohol
-Kraut Juices and fermented veggies from Farmstead Ferments.
– Pau D’arco Tea
Since I had been tinkering with all of these is there anything I need to do to balance out before I start the protocol?
I’m afraid I’ve never even heard of some of the supplements you’ve named. I think I would probably stop all the supplements other than those that are on the protocol; that is if you intend to follow the protocol I sent you.
Is there any recommended way to eat while I collect the supplements and prepare for doing the protocol?
Since you’re already on a diet, just continue with it until you are prepared to start the protocol.
Pelowtz;49306 wrote: If you know of any other threads on this forum,please direct me to them if you think they will help.
Just one single substance will not cure your infestation; and this includes kefir. It’s impossible to bring the infestation under control without a strict Candida diet (which should include homemade kefir) as well as a protocol of supplements. A good diet and protocol which are designed as one treatment is what you will need, and following one but not the other is just wasting your time.
shayfo;49063 wrote: Really? That’s not in iambic pentameter, or even in sonnet form. You can choose from Elizabethan, Italian, whatever styles, but don’t embarrass yourself like this in such a richly literary environment as The Candida Forum.
Who, me? Be embarrassed?
Whoops, goofed again.
Still learning that trick.
The correct writing form…
is taking a break.
(Yeah yeah, I know I have five feet instead of ten, and the foot is all screwed, but it’s not all THAT bad is it? Come on, you gotta gimme that at least.)
Floggi;49167 wrote: Adding good bacteria does not change the gut flora …
Only sellers of probiotics claim otherwise
Actually the College of Science and Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University also claims otherwise.
Research study title:
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF NATURAL REMEDIES
VERSUS MICONAZOLE NITRATE SALT AGAINST CANDIDA ALBICANS
Biological Sciences Department
College of Science and Mathematics
California Polytechnic State University
Quote: “The ecological balance of the intestine can be favorably altered upon the ingestion of probiotics. Probiotics are micro-organisms that exert health benefits beyond innate general nutrition. The qualifying characteristics defining a probiotic includes: resistance to acid and bile, ability to attach to human intestinal mucosal cells, capability of colonization of the human intestinal tract, ability to produce antimicrobial substances, ability to demonstrate probiotic activity and to survive modern manufacturing processes, must be of human origin (Human Micro Flora by Genestra is part of the protocol). Their role in the prevention and treatment of different gastrointestinal disorders continues to be supported by ongoing research.”
Peyt;49152 wrote: Able900, For what it’s worth, I did stop Baking Soda because I realized I was starting to need more and more HCL with my meals.
Good for you, and you’ve managed to figure out something that some people haven’t been able to in over two years.
Apparently blood PH levels and PH levels in the stomach, intestine and colon are at different levels.
An excellent observation, and something else most people can’t seem to understand.
I have an article on another website concerning the alkaline and acidic pH balance, if you’d like to read it I can send you a link via private message.
What are your thoughts on SF722? would you consider that an effective anti fungal?
SF722 is actually undecylenic acid, and it’s one of the supplements I recommend on the protocol. The interesting thing about this ‘acid’ is that it doesn’t work too well if the intestines and stomach are too alkaline. Once the beneficial flora begin to increase in the intestines and produce acids which of course increase the acidic nature of the intestines, then the undecylenic acid offers an excellent type of fatty-acid support to the bacteria. By the way, the fatty acids that the flora produce are also an excellent antifungal.
Peyt;49080 wrote: The funny thing is my stomach acid is actually low, so I take HCL with food. and now I take baking soda early in the morning on an empty stomach,
This was confusing to me because how can my PH show acidic and have low stomach acid at the same time?!!
So called “symptoms of low stomach acid” are actually a sign that there’s a lack of stomach acid. The baking soda and HCL are working against each other; you’re likely accomplishing nothing in other words.
As far as the Candida are concerned, you don’t need to worry about the pH of anything other than your intestines, and that’s why my treatment calls for high amounts of probiotics and homemade kefir. These change the environment of the intestines back to an acidic balance which turns off the fungal gene, thus changing fungal Candida into benign yeast again.
raster;49076 wrote: according to able, the yeast wouldn’t be able to thrive in this environment (he thinks that yeast can’t live in acidic environments). But I was deftly ill. When my pH rose to closer to neutral, I started to feel a lot better.
Did you check the pH balance of your intestines, Raster?
I would test your pH to determine whether you are close to pH neutral or not.
Which is a total waste of time unless you’re checking the pH balance of the inside of your intestines where the Candida are digging in.
raster;49076 wrote: Baking soda is antifungal. It also alters the pH of the body.
Baking soda is also dangerous (see P.S.) and not the least bit necessary on a Candida treatment.
Alkaline and acidic environments both benefit the yeast…
You just keep on breaking your own record, don’t you.
Both alkaline and acidic environments DO NOT benefit yeast. In fact, an alkaline environment is the reason that the benign Candida yeast are able to turn on the fungal gene which changes them into the fungal form of Candida.
A change to an acidic environment in the intestines by replenishing the acid-producing beneficial bacteria is the reason the fungal gene is turned off and the yeast become benign once again.
Now would you be so kind as to explain to the nice people how an acidic environment and acid-producing bacteria benefit the Candida?
PS: Baking soda interferes with the absorption and digestion of nutrients as well as proteins; something all Candida sufferers need more of. Once again, great advice, Raster. Way to go, doc.
Sue, why don’t you read your other post where you asked the very same question? I replied to that post this moring with, “Stop taking the oregano oil.” Your treatment does not depend on oregano oil, and there are other angifungals that work just as well or better.
I also replied to your other concerns.
Celfiter;49136 wrote: Im confused about coconut oil and cholesterol, in some sources its written that its very high in saturated fat and can increase cholesterol, and in other articles its said that cconut oil is healthy fat and it can, vice versa, lower cholesterol.
Read the information on the link that Benc posted. I can’t make it any clearer than this.
SueinOz;49120 wrote: Bloating improved with Betaine HCl. Swedish Bitters give me tongue sores. I take enzymes as there is undigested food in stools and they float.
This description sounds like the results of Leaky Gut Syndrome. Since the Candida are causing the leaky gut, this will only heal after the infestation has been greatly reduced. Wait a few weeks and test the Swedish bitters again.
My coconut oil and avocado diet is quite fatty but some days that’s all I’ve had. Didn’t think I would need enzymes to digest those two. What do you think?
This explains why you’re still losing weight. Read the second part of chapter 2 of the protocol called, “The Problem of Weight Loss.”
Oregano oil, lemon water, coconut oil, and Mega Flora first thing makes me feel nauseous and one morning had severe stomach cramps and diarrhea too, next morning had exactly the same things and same breakfast and had no symptoms at all!
Stop taking oregano oil. Are you saying that you’re taking your probiotic and the oregano at the very same time? This is not the instructions in the protocol.
Still confused whether I have die off or just headache from tired, late shift and bad sleep. I really don’t have any die-off flu type symptoms in general. Maybe twice in 8 weeks – since the initial week, which had a bit more flu like stuff.Should I have more die off? I take Silymarin daily which has some Molybdenum with it. Only take the Mb itself if I think I have die off.
Taking Molybdenum only when you have the symptoms is not the way Molybdenum works. You should test your symptoms to see if they’re die-off related. Take the correct dose of Molybdenum Amino Acid Chelate which is 3 pills a day at 250 mcg each for several days straight. You should also be taking Candida by Native Remedies if you have it. If your symptoms improve after taking Molybdenum for a few days, then they were caused by die-off, if not, then there’s another cause.
I’m at a record low weight of 50.5kg/111lbs – I’m 1.7m 5ft7ins. I’m a bit concerned that I am losing so much weight. Even Marathon training has never taken me this low. What can I do to add weight? Be healthy? Seems like I am starving myself. I’ve only had vegetables, oatbran, chia seeds … chicken, fish, buckwheat, mung bean “pasta”, and not much dairy – bit of yogurt once or twice. Eggs by the barrel load. Avocados by the bucket full. Have had the odd tomato lately, only this last 2 weeks, a couple of green apples, brown rice twice. What to do??
Read the second part of chapter 2 of the protocol called, “The Problem of Weight Loss.”
You’re not following the diet as it was written. Please don’t tell me that you only ate “a few bites of each cheat-food” because I really don’t care, but if you’re following Raster’s diet called, “How to Cheat on a Candida Diet” you’re taking the long road to a symptom-free state.
Are you making homemade kefir and drinking it every day? The is one of the main parts of the protocol.
Had an awful experience today: I had my lemon water, with oregano oil – 4 drops, and 3 big tsps of coconut oil and a Mega Flora first thing before eating anything
A perfect example which shows you’re not following the supplement protocol as it was written. If you don’t follow the diet and the protocol as they were written, I can’t help you. Read the first chapter of the protocol.
SeanSeptember 23, 2013 at 12:07 am in reply to: 1.5 years of symptoms and pain before discovering the candida hypothesis #110594
Your Udo’s probiotic doesn’t contain 30 billion strains; it contains 30 billion CFU’s or Colony Forming Unit. It probably contains around 8 strains. You’re going to have to find another type of probiotic with different and more strains as well as higher billions. Check your email account for more information.
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Damn woman, I knew those “new” sexy vibes coming from your corner weren’t my imagination.
Way to go, Hot One.
PS: Your story was a lot more fun than Kelly’s article.
Hate to hear this, Alex, and I’m so sorry you haven’t improved since we last talked.
Check your inbox, please.
Beat Candida;48648 wrote: My question is that I have already started taking Ashwagandha a few days ago & would like to take 5 Http as it functions very much like the prescription drug. Is it ok to take both of them at the same time?
Absolutely. It’s fine to take both of these during the same period of time, but I would take the Ashwagandha during the day and 5HTP
a few hours before your bedtime. This is because of the function that each offers. I did this for several months during my own treatment.