Hello VX!, Thanks a lot for your valuable time and response, I do appreciate a lot.
>It's also possible you're suffering from dietary deficiencies. When you have time, do a hair analysis at "Doctor's Data" or "Genova" labs to get an idea if you have any.
1.- Deficiencies: for sure I was on a very restrictive Diet, and due to my lack of knowledge I had omitted all fats, except a little extra virgin olive oil. I will do the hair analysis.
>F you have Candida, there are strategies for dealing with this. Mostly using a drug called nilstat/nystatin and/or Threelac (special probiotic), or other probiotics (especially kefir made from raw milk).
2.- Candida: I do not take drugs, and Threelac not available here. I took a lot of things, including Kolorex. The last lab stool analysis done in Spain showed no Candida, but my allopathic doctor said the lab did it wrong, 8 days to make the culture it is not enough, it must be at least 3 weeks. Now I am back in my house in South America, in a month I will do it in the original lab where they detected it the last year.
3.- Cholesterol: This is unbelievable! A fall in 6,75 mg/dl per day during these last 8 days!,
3.1 On April 7th 2010 I did the Total Cholesterol, to have the measure just before the Primal Diet. I got 239 mg/dl.
3.2 On April 15th 2010 I did the Total Cholesterol again: 185!!!! mg/dl, A fall in 54 mg/dl in just 8 days eating Raw stuff, not very compliant because I was eating about 250 grams a day of various white cheese, and 30 grams of butter, but with salt, the local cheese here is done more naturally, but we have a very hot weather so cheese comes with plenty of salt. Plenty of raw fish and little raw cow meat, not organic, no chicken. I did not suspended my supplements.
I could not found the book in the big local Book Stores and there is a very tough foreign exchange control from government, so it is very difficult to get USD in the credit cards to purchase anything via web. So a big miracle!
4. I still have some minor water retention to resolve located in my feets only, my slimness and tiredness and my very low blood pressure: 90/60 I used to have it in 115/75. I guess this should be part of the deficiencies of the previous restricted Candida diet.
>You know, I wouldn't pay much attention to what (medical) doctors say.
5.- Doctors: You are right they have made me lose: all my money, my poor mother who is extremelly ill and 16 long suffering years of my productive life. Unfortunately they specialize in confusing the people with false data. This week when I was doing my non standard Primal Diet I was extremely concerned about my health with so “huge” daily intake of raw eggs and animal fats, due to my wrong misconceptions created by the doctors “expert” opinions, both allopathic and naturist doctors.
>Pasteurized milk was super bad for me and I had to stop drinking it. Butter is fine.
6.- MILK: Me too VX. But cheese and Butter always was good to me until I suspended them in the Candida diet. In 2008 when I was also in Spain I tested raw milk directly from my uncle's cow, I noticed my stomach a little warm but not discomfort nor gases, interesting...
6.1 I still wonder if mother nature made milk suitable for humans?, it is still a big question in my mind.
Thanks for your candida link, the zapper and herbs data, very usefull to me, I will try to get them from the US, I will see how.
>cravings. Several people need starch to detoxify, so next time, don't feel bad about eating them.
7.- Cravings: That explained why I celebrated my low cholesterol that day with a dessert done with: Raw Black Cocoa, soaked and cooked(sorry) quinoa, soaked almonds and walnuts and raw honey, hummmmmm with my new love: “Raw coconut oil” from pure tropical coconuts done with juice extractor, was my first time and it tasted to me to heaven :)
>For your own curiousity, I would try testing to see if you have Candida before trying anything. Try taking 100mg of nystatin 3 times per day for 2 weeks and notice any changes in your health. If there is no change, you don't have Candida, it's probably either amoebas or protazoa, which can be killed by Parastat.
8.- Die-Off/Herxheimer reaction: Last saturday night my naturist doctor recommended to take ¼ teaspoon of baking soda with water, I had diarrhea from 4:00 am until next monday, I had to use cooked rice to stop it. I wonder what level of cholesterod I had reached without the rice :) I do not know if this means that Candida is still there.
>Good luck, please keep me posted as to how you are doing in the future. (No one ever does this, sigh).
VX, thanks a million for your kind and detailed answers and your willingness to help others :)
Hello VX, nice to hear from you, I am glad you are feeling great!.
I was also away from this forum. I am still doing the Primal Diet from Vonderplanitz. I got better, then I had to return to Spain, since my mother is suffering a lot and she is facing a terrible situation here with the Social Security (SS) You can not imagine how bad are these guys. Anyway that situation caused me a huge stress because she was cheated with a terrible contract in order to receive assistance, I was not here, so I am realizing that now, and breaking my head with lawyers to figure out a workable solution.
In Spain I was able to test unsalted raw milk, cheese and butter, but those caused me a lot of troubles, candida soared, probably due to my non-secretor status. I suspended dairy and I followed Primal Diet as when I began with it where I live, in South America, where raw dairy is not available, I am using a lot of blue fish, and now I am feeling better again.
But I noticed that with raw dairy I was stronger, I increased weight and my joints did not sound, but after 6 weeks I began to have my old problems: to loose appetite, decrease my number of raw meat meals (fish, cow, chicken, turkey) a day, from 3 to 2 or even 1, I get indigestion, heartburn, insomnia and candida proliferation (by the candida spit test). I suspended raw dairy and in 2 weeks those problems disappeared, but now my joints sounds again and I am not so strong now, but I can sleep and that makes me happy :)
My question now, is this:
Is there a way that we can indirectly measure the secretor/non-secretor status at home, like we do with candida that we use the saliva home test?
I want to make some experiments but I can not afford to do a lab test every month or so in order to check that status.
I am suspecting that if I can manage to eat raw dairy and to do a standard Primal Diet I would be a new and strong man like my grand father, who drank almost 2 litters of raw milk daily, of course he was also working hard all day, not sitting in front a computer like me :)
Thanks and Best regards.