Nothing about this journey has been easy. This whole thing started 7 years ago with a rapidly racing heart , anxiety and panic. Althoughn I managed to get that under control after a while and I had a few years where it was not soooo bad, BUt this year has been utter hell. All my fault mind you. I knew I had candida and I ignored it thinking that if I simply avoided some things I would be okay. The first time I had candida is 1992, I got rid of it with diet alone. SO my thinking was to just avoid those foods like I did before. it did not work. And all of sudden one day this past summer these symtpoms hit me like a ton of bricks. I have gone from miserable to scared to death to frantic. What I am experiencing now is nothing compared to earlier this summer. The last 3 weeks since I started coconut oil the die off has really hit me. But really I do not mind it. Feeling like I am really sick with headache, tired, exhausted really, upset stomach,achy allover, it is really nothing compared with what the summer was. I would rather have die off and feel like I am making progress. At least there is an end eventually. I believe in the no pain no gain philosophy. I know some think you should not suffer with die off. BUt I do not want to slow it down, I can take it, it is a piece of cake really after what I have been thru. I mean it was so bad that I would be hysterical if my hubby had to leave for work. I did not want to be alone. I was sure I was going to die. I had prayed God would just take me already. Buyt I keep waking up every morning and each month has gotten much better since October.
The post you mentioned about feeling lousy I posted the other day because old symtpoms were all coming back and I have had a bad day or two. really bad. Not die off , just symptoms. I ran out of coconut oil and the die off came to a screeching halt. My husband and I think we may have figured out what is going on here though. I have had the best luck with the coconut oil but it also is a must in my diet. When looking at what I eat day in and out for 8 months now, there was virtually no fat in my diet at all. My main problem with symptoms I believe is an inability for my body to maintain water balance as I mentioned ot you before. In the early summer I would have to drink 150 ounces
of water or more to be hydrated as soon as water level dipped my symtpoms came back with a vengence. After speaking with Dr. she told me mineral imbalance can cause water imbalance as can fat. We need enough fat in the cell to maintain hydration. I now drink a normal 64 ounces. Problem was when I ran out of coconut oil again my body started with the water trouble again. And obviously if you cannot get water where it needs to be it is not flushing out
toxins if it going right thru me. I started taking coconut oil again yesteday and dramatic improvement again along with die off starting up again.
Now I whole heartedly believe in the acid /alkaline theory. I read all about how to transtition. Of course I jumped right in and was cutting everything that is not green like chicken and eggs. But I do not believe I can do that. My body cannot handle it. I need the fat. I need fat in my diet to maintain hydration. It sounds weird , but we have proven it with me again and again.
SO at this point I am trying to add as many raw veggies and salad as possible especially cucumber since that seems to be the highest alkaline veggie around. BUt cannot cut anything out of diet any further. I wish I could do an all green diet , I think it would make all the differnence. But right now my body says No Go.
How are you making out on Garden Veggies. Having die -off? I am still taking them. I am hopeful they are doing something.