I was just wondering. I am feeling soooooo much better, most of my symptoms are gone and I am only 1 1/2 months on the diet and the supplements. I think I saw dead candida in my stools once. lots of it. But just once. Do I HAVE to see it in my stools or could it be dying and going out of my system without me noticing it????
I'm 2 months on diet, and I also started seeing candida in my stool just recently, and I know I was cleaning before cause I was also feeling better in that short time... so I guess candida in stool is only one sign of cleaning but not must...
Also don't be sure you are getting rid of all of it in only 1 1/2 months, better go check it for sure, cause if you stop diet and everything now it can come back easily...
οκ..thank you for your answers. don't worry!!! I really have no intention to stop the diet. I know that a tiny little mistake is triggering all my symptoms so I am extra carefull and no cheating at all and this will last for several months.....thank you.
I know personnaly that I will have a horrible day while doing the diet and candida killing type supplements, and then the next day I will have candida in my stool. Going on about 6 yrs now of diet and supps!!! I know when it first started coming out , it was off white, light brownish and yellow. Now when it comes out, it is usually white. I heard the older it is the darker the color. I guess I have diet dicrepensies(sp) occasionally and the yeast regrows.
I am taking pau d'arco, garlic, grape fruit seed extract, coconut oil, vitamin c,aloe vera, FOS and betaine hcl. I am doing very very good. But I have to stick on a very low carbohydrate diet. Of course no cheating at all.
Oh, I was asking bodgey but I didn't say that in my post...sorry :)
I am so happy for you Marissa that you are making so much progress! Not cheating is the key! I have had candida for years and as soon as I start to get better I start eating bad again and then I get sick again. It has taken me a long time to learn my lesson but now I know this will have to be a lifestyle for me. I'm not saying it will for everyone but I have had it for so long that I am just prone to it. I actually am fine with the diet, I have been on it for a while now and sweets and alcohol don't even look good to me anymore. I'm happy to hear that you are doing well! Keep up the good work!
Yes megghill I have other ills. I am type 1 diabetic, hypothyroid(hashimotos), and just about all my hormone systems are low(hgh, adrenals,ovaries). I believe the doctor called it Sheehans Syndrome. It all occured when I gave birth and hemmoraged, starving my hypothalamus of blood. The diabetes and thyroid were already present, so for me it seems like my immune system started attacking the rest of my hormone systems. The doc said it was possible, but there aren't any tests for antibodies against the rest of my hormone systems. I also think candida(or maybe some other parasite) is why my body is doing this. As far as feeling better with diet and supps, I think so. I know most days I have much more mental clarity than I used to. I felt liked lived I in brainfog for two yrs straight!! But then on the other hand, my altmed doc put me adderall(weird I know), b/c studies have been done for CFS(I have) showing it helps with orthostatic hypotension. It has helped me with soooo much more!! I no longer have the blood pressure issues, the mental clarity, it even helped kill the candida surprisingly!! I had the most horrible die-off when I first began taking it. I thought it ws just a reaction to the med, but then candida started coming out in droves!! Another strange side effect from it ws that my period returned! I had not had one since the birth(sheehans), but this brought them back. It took me a while to figure that out. I stopped the adderall for about 3 months b/c I thought it was doing in my adrenals in, and then my periods stopped. I am such a freak!!LOL. Anyway, sorry to drone on, HTH.
Oh Bodgy, your def. not a freak! I think it's healthy to search for answers and support. My biggest question is what causes some people to have Candida and others don't get it, yet they do all the same things to their body (anti-biotics, birth control, diet, alcohol, stress, childbirth, etc.) I figure it's just that some people have a weaker immune system? It's strange that myself and my mother both have many of the same health issues, to the point that we are unable to work because of the good days and bad days...are you able to work? I'm glad that you are feeling some relief from your symptoms!
YES! I Know what you mean! I get so annoyed at those that totally abuse their bodies, yet appear to have perfect health. Then here I am eating "health food" (according to everyone, even my husband says I should be the healthiest one in the bunch), yet I'm in the worst shape of all. I eat right, exercise, and go out of my way to do the healthier things, yet nothing to show for it. Yes I agree with the immune system thing. I always tell my loved ones that I didn't get the gene that fights fungus.lol But my mom's health is in bad shape too, she has everything I have, but just a better attitude. She eats whatever she wants and doesn't do anything along the candida fighting guidelines. But she is just about in the same boat as me, no worse though, plus she's generally happy. Loooking back at her health history makes me realize I was probaly born with this!! Well anyway, I keep trying, Bodgy