Hi! I was super sick with systemic candida (self-diagnosis conformed by D.O.) which hit a crisis point this March to the point I was bedridden. With the help of Fungal Defense, Primal Defense, Jordan Rubin's Gut's and Glory candida program, and strangly enough, acupuncture and graded exercise, I got to the point where I could walk 30 minutes a day!
But then a few weeks ago, I caught a flu virus which created a candida upsurge, and my energy is pretty poor (can walk 10-15 minutes a day). Pretty frustrating after all the hard work! I did not "cheat" once - just the virus set me back. But I am determined to keep going with the program I am on and get back to where I was, and even better so that I can get back to my work as an artist.
I have 2 questions:
1) Has anyone had success overcoming severe systemic candida following Jordan Rubin's protocal in "Restoring Your Digestive Health"? I feel that it is working, and really have only been diligently following for about 3 and a half months, so I am not surprised I am not "well" yet. But I would love encouragement from anyone who has gotten well using this method.
2) Has anyone else had a setback with candida after catching a virus? It is a bit discouraging after doing everything right (no sugar, carbs, etc at all, tons of homemade sauerkraut and kefir and organic meat and stocks), but I think the virus took a toll on my immune system, which allowed the candida some strength in this battle.