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  • in reply to: Really need help #62857

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    I order Extreme Immunity from that Amazon website that I linked to my previous post. You can also order it from this website.

    http://www.extremeimmunity.com/

    I think this stuff is anti-Candida, because when I first started taking it, I had die-off symptoms similar to when I started taking probiotics and coconut oil. But it was worth going through the misery of that because the IBS is so much better. If you try it, I hope it helps you!

    in reply to: Really need help #62850

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    Hi, fellow Iowan! I also have IBS and I know that feeling of little critters gnawing at my intestines. It’s probably inflammation. The thing that I found that helps me is Extreme Immunity.

    http://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Immunity-Immunolin-300-Gram-Plastic/dp/B0010ZJTM4

    I just mix one scoopful with yogurt or applesauce or whatever and eat it. I noticed an improvement in my IBS within a week, and those ‘little critters’ went away too.

    By the way, cocoa powder does have caffeine, which is something I avoid like the plague because of my GERD.

    in reply to: Does this sound like Candida – Please help #62587

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    Hi. I’m sorry to hear about all the trouble you’re having with your bowels. They’re a definite nuisance. Mine have bothered me my entire life, but I have the opposite problem.

    I have a question for you. Did your GI doctor check for eosinophils? I’m only asking because I was diagnosed with an eosinophil disorder (eosinophilic esophagitis) five years ago and I’ve heard of people that have eosinophilic gastroenteritis that have the same symptoms you’re having. Perhaps your GI doctor didn’t check for eosinophils because eosinophilic disorders are a ‘new’ thing; doctors and scientists have only known about them for 10 years or so.

    If you do find out that you have an eosinophilic disorder, I’m sorry to say that there’s not much in the way of treatment options. Steroids seem to be the drug of choice to stem the inflammation, which, by the way, I refused. There’s also Singular, which didn’t work for me. Or you can keep on doing what you’re doing (and what I’m doing) – avoiding the foods that cause the problem and praying that someone somewhere finds the cause and cure for this disorder.

    I just had a thought. I’m wondering if Benadryl would help you. It helps me when I’m having an EE episode. Keeps the inflammation and eosinophils calmed down.

    in reply to: Day 17 and feeling great! But……………Help! #62539

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    Just hang in there. Candida is tenacious and pervasive; therefore, you’re in for a long, hard fight. It isn’t like a bacterial infection where you take antibiotics and, poof! It’s gone. I’ve been taking probiotics, coconut oil, raw coconut, cinnamon, ginger, etc…for two years now and I’m still have symptoms of Candidiasis. In fact, I know the Candida will never ever completely go away. I just need to get to the point where the Candida isn’t running rampant throughout my body and I think it’s getting there because the symptoms are subsiding. It sounds as if you’re on the right track too.

    in reply to: Found a website that refutes the info. found here #62523

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    I googled the doctor on that site and it turns out that he’s a chiropractor!

    http://destinychiropractic.com/

    in reply to: OIL PULLING? #62455

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    I’ve never heard of oil pulling, but I’ve eaten 2 or 3 tablespoons of coconut oil a day for almost 2 years. When I first started taking it, I experienced really bad die-off symptoms, but after about a month, I started to have more energy than I’ve had in years, I’m not as pale, and my hair is glossier too. Despite the fact that it is expensive, I definitely recommend it. It’s one of the few remedies that worked for me.

    in reply to: Vitamin D3? #62442

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    Like you, I take 4000 IUs/day Vitamin D3 during the winter for SAD. I also take a daily multi-vitamin. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any improvement in the Candida symptoms with either one. But, it’s like you said, they seem to boost my overall immunity to colds and other illnesses.

    in reply to: Journal Post #1 12-17-10 #62410

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    Wow, that Candex is expensive stuff – $32.79 for 120 capsules. I’ll have to think a long time and do some research on it before ordering. I wonder how many doses it takes before results are seen. I’ve tried Grapeseed Extract, but it didn’t do much for me. Maybe it’ll help you. Everyone’s unique when it comes to Candida.

    in reply to: Journal Post #1 12-17-10 #62407

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    I wouldn’t beat yourself up too much over straying off the Candida diet. I’ve found that it’s almost impossible for me to keep, especially when eating out.

    By the way, what was the name of the cell wall enzyme that you saw at the natural foods store? I would be interested in looking into it.

    Merry Christmas!

    in reply to: What's your Candida experience? #62405

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    Hello, everyone! It’s good to be here.

    A little about myself…I first developed a Candida infection when I was 13 years old and I’ve been battling it ever since. Twenty long years. My main symptoms were fatigue, spaciness, chronic constipation, and persistent gassiness. As a teenager, I was mortified by the flatulence. You can imagine how my classmates treated me. The symptoms of Candidiasis stripped me of most of my self-confidence and my classmates finished off the rest.

    After a two-year bout of insomnia/depression in my mid-twenties, I decided that I couldn’t live like that anymore. I started scouring the internet for anything that could possibly explain my symptoms and I eventually stumbled onto Candida. Like many of you here, I experimented with the different ‘cures’, but none of them really got rid of the Candida. In fact, when I finally started to cure the constipation with probiotics and a high fiber diet, I was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis, which I believe was directly caused by leaky gut syndrome due to years of Candida overgrowth.

    I am happy to say that after twenty years of battling Candida, I am finally feeling like a human being again, the gassiness and depression are subsiding, and my self-confidence is gradually returning. There’s light at the end of the tunnel.

    The combination that works best for me is eating raw coconut (or coconut oil), honey, and cinnamon at least twice a day. I also drink cinnamon water, which is what it sounds like – cinnamon in water. Exercise and Epsom salts help with eliminating the toxins produced by die-off and, of course, probiotics replenish my intestinal flora. I’m looking forward to seeing what things have helped all of you.

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