After 3 1/2 months of dealing with the Hellish die-off and starvation due to the Candida diet, I believe I am 99% cured or completely Candida-free! I had been feeling great the past week, no signs of fatigue or "brain fog" or similiar symptoms at all.. so I decided to give myself a try at some "naughty food." (I had not cheated ONCE on the diet since the time I began treating myself)
The naughty food was something that could also be beneficial if I weren't completely cured. So I gave it a shot, and ate a whole tub full of regular store-bought Dannon yogurt. (12 G of Sugar per cup!) I ate about 3 cups = 36 g of sugar. I expected to get really tired and dizzy afterwards, but no.. nothing! I thought maybe I was just experiencing a Sugar high or something, but nope.. this morning I woke up, kind of expecting to feel like crap.. and I was in the same type of mood I had been the past couple of days! Everything felt normal.
I came home and ate some more of the same type of yogurt, and it's been 6 hours since I ate it and nothing. I noticed a significant amount of difference with my Candida when I added Bovine Colostrum and L-Glutamine to my list of supplements & went on an Alkaline diet for 3 weeks, with a few liver flushes.
No more brain fog. No more tired feeling in chest. No more inability to socialize and be funny. I'm just so happy.
(Note: I began treating Candida after only 8 months of having it, so I think that's why I may have had the speedy recovery)
Hi I'm really happy for you that you got rid of this. Can I ask you a question, did you eat fruit on ur high alkaline diet? I want to do this diet too, could you please explain the kind of stuff you ate, cheers. Also how much L-Glutamine were you taking. I have heard others talk abou this before. Please reply.
Thanks so much! Yes, I did eat fruit on my alkaline diet.. but only granny smith apples (about 75% of the fruit I ate) with occasional pineapple, melons, and berries. I took alot of super green supplements and Chlorella EVERYTIME I ate something. I also snacked on almonds and ate alot of raw spinach with sun-dried tomatoes & avocado. I didn't really measure the amount of L-Glutamine I took, I just took 500 mg about 6 times throughout the day when I had an empty stomach. Same with Colostrum.
Fantastic! I remember your first post on this forum and it's so great to hear the difference. How wonderful that someone has beaten it!
I probably don't need to tell you, but do take it easy on the bad stuff for a while yet. I have heard that it is a good idea to introduce things one at a time, starting with the best of the no-no's like fruit, potatoes, milk [if you havn't been eating these things], SLOWLY working up to the really bad stuff like chocolate and beer. It's been 31/2 months, another month isn't going to kill you.
I wish you all the best and hope you never need to return here again. Of course it would be nice to hear your doing well every now and then.
This is the regimen I followed. I don't know if I should post it because some people are very well-educated on this stuff and I know I've probably made a few mistakes, but here it goes anyway. This is what healed me!
(Before getting started, I must say.. TAKE ALL OF YOUR VITAMINS! They are essential! Especially B Vitamins, take twice the amount you normally would. It is extremely beneficial in mood and energy loss due to Candida.)
Begin by adjusting your diet to an alkaline-sided one. THIS IS IMPORTANT! Candida can't survive in a alkalined enviroment. (MSM is a good supplement to take helping with alkalinism)
Here is a great chart that shows the alkaline/acid formations of most foods.
Eat only the foods on the alkaline side, you can include the fruits if you aren't sensitive to them. (I wasn't) Be sure to keep in mind the Candida-diet guidelines though! Don't go overboard. Granny Smith Apples are the best fruit to gorge yourself in, they contain little sugar. This is where the Green Foods enzymes come in! Take them with EVERYTHING you eat. It will help break down the food easier and destroy the walls of Candida cells. Chlorella has the same benefits, but I prefer taking that only twice a day. Chlorella helps flourish the healthy bacteria in probiotics in your system up to 4x!!
At the same time, you can begin killing the yeast with the above antifungals, using 2 at a time for a week, then alternating to 2 different ones. Do not let the yeast become immune to them! ( and Grapefruit Seed Extract are the strongest and most effective) I usually take the antifungals before I go to bed, to avoid extreme die-off during the day. You will experience die-off, but don't let it get you down. There are two ways to get rid of it. It all depends on how much time you have.
- For a fast fix from the die-off symptoms, try alka-seltzer or a tablespoon of baking soda mixed with a glass of water. You should feel sligh relief in less than an hour.
- For a beneficial to your health fix from the die-off symptoms, do a one-day Epsom Salt cleanse. 2 cups of water/grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed!) with 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt. Take 1/2 cup every hour. You will cleanse out your liver and bowels, which contains all the toxins from the antifungals (die-off causers!)
During this time, it is also beneficial to take a tablespoon of Bentonite Clay + Psyllium Husk up to 4 times a day. The Bentonite literally soaks up the bacteria and infection in your body, and the Psyllium Husk scrubs the walls of your intestines at the same time, HIGHLY BENEFICIAL!
The antioxidants are basically to cancel out the toxins being released from the Candida overgrowth, they also help kill Candida and heal the gut.
PROBIOTICS + HEALING
After 2 months (or less, depending on your condition) of antifungals and BP + P.. begin taking Probiotics. (I recommend PRIMAL DEFENSE and/or Threelac) Home-made yogurt, kefir, or saurkraut are highly recommended. I also take Stabilized Oxygen Molecules with my probiotics, as it gives the probiotics more room to spread, because the oxygen opens passages that are normally not reachable. It also cleans the blood of any infection or toxic metals! (as does Chlorella)
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF RECOVERY: Begin taking the Colostrum and L-Glutamine (they both heal the gut, which were penetrated by the Candidas, causing Leaky Gut Syndrome, which is the cause of food allergies.) You can also take Shark Liver Oil, but it's not necessary, although helpful in the healing of the gut.
Magnesium deficiency is common for Candidians, causing that "Foggy" and depressed feeling. Take some! You'll feel relief in a few days. (I felt it with the Epsom Salt flush)
After a month of treating yourself with probiotics and the gut-healers, and if you feel up to it.. venture out with the food. Try some potatoes or dairy products and see how you react. See how you handle the food you use to be sensitive to. START SLOWLY THOUGH! Don't come off the treatment with your first food being pizza or Taco Bell, as tempting as it may be! Slowly incorporate the sensitive foods in. This is where the Biotin comes in, be sure to take atleast 1,000 mcg of Biotin before trying the foods, so just incase you ARE sensitive to the foods still, Biotin will inhibit the growth of the Candida even further.