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Well hello Jorge, imagine seeing you over here on my side of the tracks. Did you get lost, or are you finally trying to pick up some tips on Candida? stick around you might learn a thing or two. lol
timmyb wrote: Helmax,
Did you have seborrheic dermatitis? Thanks
Nope never had that one, Tim.
This is a great post Able.
I had terrible die off and candida and read this a while back and now both are at least under enough control that i feel like i just might kick this thing. I never thought that before in three years!
LolloRosso is right on target with the coconut flour. I buy it by the 4-pack from Amazon, that’s how much we use in our kitchen.
My problem was having nothing to eat with eggs and fish. What are eggs without a slice of toast or baked bread? Bland as toothpaste that’s what. So now we make a loaf of bread every few days out of coconut flour. It’s a breeze because there are just five ingredients. With this flour you can also make drop biscuits, coconut cookies, vanilla cookies, lemon cookies and several types of muffins such as blueberry. One bag of coconut flour will more than satisfy your taste for sweetness as well as bread. The bread is better if you slice it, brush some olive oil on it with garlic powder and mixed herbs, and toast it in the oven just like garlic bread, delicious. We even fried a chicken using the coconut flour last week. Just go to google and key in “coconut flour recipes” – you’ll be surprised what you find.
A great ‘quick’ snack is half a cup of Organic Greek Plain Yogurt with a couple of tablespoons of coconut cream concentrate mixed in with the yogurt. If it’s not sweet enough for you, add a little sweetener. The only sweetener I can tolerate is one called Truvia which is about twice as sweet as regular sugar.
Just be creative in the kitchen, if you’re not already, you’ll learn how to be quick enough if you just stick with it.
I’m on phase 2 of the Candida diet, and it took me seven months to get here, There was no way I would have touched cottage cheese or any other dairy product other than plain Greek yogurt during the 1st phase, and I have no intention of eating dairy products again. I can live without those. The people who think they can start ‘working in’ phase 2 products early on during phase 1 are only kidding themselves, and setting themselves up for failure. Without knowing it, we can slowly be feeding the Candida that’s still in our system, and one day BANG … the full force of a Candida infestation will show itself in the worst ways possible. And don’t say that can’t happen, it’s happened far too many times in the past.
The truth is, there’s simply not a ‘perfect Candida diet’ that’s going to suit everyone’s needs and tolerance level. Experiment, but cautiously, throughout your treatment. That’s all any of us can really do to survive. Three food items saved my sanity during the long, seven months of phase 1, discovering coconut flour, sardines, and Organic Yellow Mustard made with apple cider vinegar. Take about adding taste to an otherwise morbidly bland diet.
I can’t imagine white rice being on any Candida diet, I wouldn’t touch it with a 30 foot pole, not a chance. White rice is starch and metabolically speaking, equivalent to potatoes, white bread, pasta, flour and even sugar. In other words, a holiday feast for Candida. Please don’t eat this if you have Candida.
As far as rice goes, most experts say that you can have brown rice on the Candida diet, however, brown rice is also a starch. It’s just simple white rice with the bran still intact, and therefore contains much more fiber than regular white rice. But I still avoid it because I want to get rid of this stuff, and I don’t plan on it taking me 20 years to ‘get it right’. Taking no chances here.
Good luck, Max
One way to know whether or not you’re having die-off symptoms or something else is to purchase a product by the name of Candidate. This product contains several herbs which are known to be excellent at safe toxin elimination. It works immediately for me when I am going through a die-off period, and I take it at least three times a day. So, when you’re having these symptoms, take the Candidate, and if the symptoms stop or lessen greatly shortly afterwards, then there’s a good chance that the symptoms were from the die-off.
The best of luck on your journey to health.
MaxJune 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm in reply to: New to all of this – day one of detox is June 1st! #63425
Welcome to the Candida Diet Forum.
As far as my opinion goes, you’re very wise to choose to detox and to go on the Candida Diet.
You’re going to have questions, and most new members find that people who have experienced this dreadful thing are the ones who know the most. So always ask, no matter what the question is, there’s usually someone who can offer you help.
Betty, it sounds like you’re having a couple of die-off symptoms. Have you read the list of symptoms? The things you’ve named are definitely on the list. If you’re not already experiencing die-off, you probably will eventually if you stick with the regimen.
Here’s what you can do to help that. Go to a vitamin or health food store and purchase something called Molybdenum, it’s not at all expensive. It’s an essential trace element, and very helpful with clearing the body of toxins which are released by the dead Candida cells (these toxins cause the die-off symptoms). It was a life saver for me when I experienced debilitating, horrible die-off symptoms from too much rutabaga.
Good luck to you.
Lily wrote: I saw something in a health food shop (well website) that had carob in it and wasn’t sure what it was. All these ‘alternative’ foods are new to me. Apart from the carob I think the other ingredients were ‘safe’. I need to go back and check what the item actually was now as been hoping to find a snack of somekind that is quick and easy to eat if you’re out and about! Hoping it’s some kind of health food ‘bar’ 🙂
Hi, Lily. Please let us know what it was that you saw. Like you, a lot of us need a ‘quick’ snack, especially when out.
watermelon wrote: Is it ok to have Green Tea with Olive leaf extract in it while you are on the 7 day detox? Also I have been getting terrible headaches. Is it ok to have panadol?
Herb teas, including green tea, if improperly dried or stored can harbor mold spores. Perhaps you could check with the company whose tea you are drinking to see if they take precautions against this. You don’t want to ingest any type of mold at all.
Panadol is actually Acetaminophen.
You’d be better off taking Ibuprofen because, according to a report from the Department of Microbiology Porto School of Medicine in Sweden it was shown that Ibuprofen at different concentrations had an inhibiting effect on Candida species. With higher doses a “killing” effect was observed. The ‘killing’ mechanism was due to Ibuprofen damaging the cell wall of Candida.
Hope wrote: I didn’t think corn was allowed in Stage 1. I went back and checked and it’s not on the list of approved foods…
I eat buckwheat grits with a little organic butter, garlic butter, salt, and chili powder. Very tasty 🙂
Wow, Hope, those buckwheat grits sound great, I’ve got to get some. Can you tell me where you found yours? I’m hoping I can find them online, because I’m fairly certain I won’t find them in my area.
The only thing I know I would miss would be the buttery taste. I’m not eating dairy period, and even organic butter is a dairy product, isn’t it?
About the corn, I completely agree with you, corn is a starch, pure and simple; I wouldn’t touch it with a 20 foot pole.
Personally, I leave all apples out of my diet. The only fruits I have are lemons, limes, and about once or twice a week, half a handful of blueberries. These things are all I can tolerate in the way of fruit.
Actually, the granny smith green apple shows up on a lot of Candida diets. All you can do with this information is to give it a try. However, I would not start with a whole apple, perhaps a quarter at the very most, and take it from there according to your reactions to that.
Just keep in mind that you’ll find almost as many different Candida diets online as there are people posting them. The bottom line is, every one of us is different from the other, and there should not be a set rule which states, “THIS is the diet to follow for Candida.” Be your own judge; don’t let anyone else do that for you.
Good luck to you, Max
Yes, I understand the “split” that you spoke of. I have experienced the after-effects of those “splits” many times. But I’ve been going through this Candida nightmare for almost seven months now, and I’ve definitely learned the huge difference between the increase of symptoms and die-off. Trust me, as huge as that was, if it was an increase in Candida, not only would I have felt my symptoms increase, but I would still be experiencing them today. But instead, after Sunday night, all day long yesterday my symptoms gradually decreased, and so far today, on a symptom-scale of 1-10, I’m experiencing perhaps a 1, which is rare for me, and something I would gladly welcome every day.
Also, I had done a bit of research on rutabagas as I had never eaten these before, and I found that they are a member of the turnip family, which I love and can eat several times a week if I choose to do so without reactions. Of course you’re right; they are a bit sweeter than a regular turnip, but nevertheless, I felt very safe trying these. I just did not realize how strong they were, although, in all honesty, I was warned about it.
There is a story of a personal Candida experience that i read, the subject is exactly what the title infers. This story goes through the details of how rutabaga worked for her (I think this person is a female). Her rutabaga experience is what impressed me the most of all the antifuntals she mentioned. This person’s story is copyrighted in 1987, so by the fifth day of a rutabaga diet, and not knowing at the time about the power of overdosing with Bifidus and Acidophilus cultures, she experienced a terrible episode of intestinal gas. After that, she began to rotate the rutabaga every 4 to 7 days, which of course worked better for her.
I would also like to mention a subject that, as far as I’ve seen isn’t mentioned often on this site, although I’ve seen it on other message boards. One quote I found on this site is a person talking about oil of oregano, the quote;
“I’m using the oil, and so far it seems to be killing something, I can see the evidence in my stools.”
I know exactly what this person is talking about, because I’ve experienced this about four times in the past months, and once was in fact was from oil of oregano, as well as with the rutabaga. There isno mistaking this, as it is the only time in our lives we will ever see anything like this. Gross I know, but important in identifying a real and strong die-off experience.
You’re right, the fast and detox can’t do any harm, but I do hope you’re back on the diet again.
Mistakes happen though, I did it myself. After about two months on the diet, I was doing so well that I thought I could start adding more items to the diet, such as crackers and peanut or almond butter, sweet potatoes (I know these are on some lists of Candida foods, but apparently I cannot eat them), and nuts (I can’t tolerate any of these either). I was still not eating ‘sugar’ products; however, I was making a big mistake by drinking a diet Mountain Dew about once a week, plus I was still drinking regular coffee, not being aware of how bad regular coffee, caffeine, and aspartame (the diet soda) are for Candida sufferers. And these items were enough to allow the yeast colonies to grow, because suddenly I found myself with extremely strong and powerful symptoms, which are now taking an exceptionally long time to bring under control.
Good luck to you, and please continue to let us know how you are doing.