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  • in reply to: For those who think it will never end. #109927

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    stovariste;48431 wrote: thanks for sharing.
    is there any link for your story, and some milestones of your recovery. You have too many posts so it’s hard to find …

    how long have you been on diet?

    I don’t have one, but I think I posted a 3 & 6 month progress, and possibly a later stage one.

    I didn’t follow the forum diet to the letter of the law in regards to protein quantities (I was much higher, but stuck with white meat, eggs & fish for a certain amount of time). Prob the turning point for me was when I accepted that carbs like swede, buckwheat, etc could & should be a part of my protocol. I had always been a fairly low carber (in fact too low for long periods of time -50g per day at times), once i started upping it to 120g per day I started to feel better, even if the signs of issues were still there.

    In the late stages I used s boulardi & bakers yeast, neither of which I had any adverse reaction too & in fact could have possibility knocked it out altogether for me (who knows).

    in reply to: Coconut Water Kefir vs. Coconut Milk Kefir #107218

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    i couldn’t tolerate coconut milk kefir. I did fine on coconut water, goats milk, buffalo & cows milk kefir though.

    in reply to: Interesting article on low carb diets #107097

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    I’ve been a big meat eater in the past, and prob still am compared to most. But when I look back on how much I was eating it shocks me. Some days I would consume more than 200g of protein for meat, & an extra 100g from other sources – a lot of that would have just turned over & been stored as fat. Dropping back really helped, and I prob still eat more than considered necessary on here.

    I agree with what you say about this diet not being super low carb, I was defiantly a lot lower carb before I started. I eat swede, buckwheat & others (once in a while now i’m off the strict diet).

    in reply to: Marathon training and Candida diet #106762

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    If you don’t have it already, that is a sure fire way to get adrenal burnout. I’m sorry to say, but if your sure candida is your problem I would pull out. Marathons are bad for the body anyway, if your already inflamed its only going to make things last longer.

    in reply to: Leaky gut or still candida? #106708

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    As Able says it hard to answer for sure. My experience is I feel free of Candida with very little toxic feeling or die off like symptoms, but I still have certain things that trigger leaky gut reactions. Coffee (caffeine or swiss water decaff) is the one that gives me the strangest reaction, its almost like the same feeling that you get if you smoke a joint.

    I’m careful with the amount of eggs or coconut produce I eat as they were things I was eating a lot of. If I eat too much coconut milk or meat it gives me digestive issues & eggs can kick of skin reactions for me.

    But I am ok eating small amounts of rice with a curry, & fruit.

    in reply to: Are flax seeds bad for candida diets? #106447

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    I didn’t get on with them well. I read something about the lectins being a problem if you had leaky gut, I can’t remember where (perhaps fixmydigestion.com)


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    Yeah thats right. Adding stevia improves it.

    in reply to: Rutabaga question……? #106048

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    Smitty99;44562 wrote:

    From my experience, my 2pence worth is that the sooner you think about things that attack the overgrowth being a positive thing rather than the carb content the more likely you are to succeed. Its a matter of weighing up the positives & the negatives. I found it really beneficial. Plus plenty of studies out there about really low carb diets being problematic for the thyroid, which is the last thing you need when your trying to heal.

    I would agree with you. For the first two or three weeks of my treatment, I was not eating at all cause I was so terrified I’d feed the candida but I think it was definitely stopping myself from healing as well.

    I do eat more regularly now and although my diet is strict, I’m not as incredibly paranoid now.

    I’m pleased to hear that. With little/no help from western medicine & having to do your own self-research & relying on good resources like here (& others) it can get confusing & stressful.

    I found I was paronoid at the start, but as soon as I started thinking positively it helped. Talking to someone who did the lightening treatment for ME made me realise how powerful the brain is to healing as well as getting the gut in order.

    in reply to: Rutabaga question……? #106035

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    From my experience, my 2pence worth is that the sooner you think about things that attack the overgrowth being a positive thing rather than the carb content the more likely you are to succeed. Its a matter of weighing up the positives & the negatives. I found it really beneficial. Plus plenty of studies out there about really low carb diets being problematic for the thyroid, which is the last thing you need when your trying to heal.


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    no, make coconut water kefir.

    in reply to: How many billion probiotics should I be taking? #105397

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    i recently had to take antibiotics for a open wound fracture so am taking 140, but will back down after this week.

    i’m over a year on the diet, and feel much much better. Thanks to advice from Able, Raster & Jorge (& others on here).

    in reply to: Flax seed and candida. #105396

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    flax & chia both gave me leaky gut reaction in the past (although I never had a problem with constipation), if you don’t react to them I think they are considered ok for the strict diet

    in reply to: Hemp Protein Bread #105004

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    I used Hemp on/off during my treatment, if I eat it for too long it gave me major digestive issues, others might be ok with it but thought it was worth sharing.

    in reply to: HELP: advice please? #104898

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    They said maybe even in 2 weeks. Tbh, my biggest worry is the antibiotic, I can cope with a busted finger, but really don’t want to set myself back. Fingers crossed (or at least some of them).

    in reply to: HELP: advice please? #104896

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    It wasn’t actually painful at all, although made me feel pretty light headed when I saw the end of my finger hanging off.

    So I had the operation today. I started the antibiotics y’day. Took them with yogurt, then later high dosed on probiotics. Today i’ve taken another high dose and s boulardii (at different times). Stuck to strict diet (plus one organic coffee). I guess I will know this time next week how much damage they have done.

    I decided against taking the fresh bakers yeast. I’ve been ok with it, but left me with a bit doubt at a time when I know my gut is going to be at risk.

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