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Offline Last Active May 25 2011 04:21 PM

#691070 Help With Candida Elimination

Posted by on 10 April 2011 - 01:06 AM


I have read a lot about the connection between Candida and various health problems. I didn't really think it was an issues for me, but now I am wondering if some of my problems can be resolved by getting rid of it, along with a gluten free diet. I have some minor digestive symptoms, but bad fatigue/brain fog/neurological tingling and pain/hypoglycemia and blood sugar problems.

Anyways, I want to try using some supplements: I have heard good things about Candex and caprylic acid so I will try those. A couple question I have is:

Has anyone used Candida clear by Now Foods, and did it help?

Now Foods has a caprylic acid supplemnt with 600 mg of capylic acid per softgel , is this supplement different from straight up coconut oil? Like does it have a much higher concentration of caprylic acid? Don't want to be spending on money on a supplement that I can just get from food.

Am I spose to take the candida cleaning supplements in the same period as my probiotics? Like I know I should probably not take it at the same time, but would I need to take them on the same day (at different times)? Or would this just keep on killing the good bacteria?

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#685653 Neurological Symptoms From Intolerances

Posted by on 22 March 2011 - 01:14 AM

Hmmm, you're right, it might be cross contamination

I will try to contact Justin's and see if there is a chance of that, from their website it seems safe

Do your products contain traces of other nuts?
Our nut butters are manufactured on equipment shared with peanuts and tree nuts. In addition, our peanut butter cups are manufactured on equipment shared with peanuts, tree nuts, diary and soy. We take every step necessary to prevent cross-contamination between productions.

Are your products gluten-free?
All of our nut butters AND peanut butter cups are gluten-free!

It does feel like how I feel when I eat gluten. I'm not quite sure how sensitive I am going to be, as its my first two weeks going gluten free - but it definately seems like I am getting more sensitive as I eliminate it from my body. I didnt usually have any non-neuro immediate reactions to gluten prior to going gluten free, just a feeling of increased brain fog/confusion/feeling the opiate effects of gluten.

Those studies you mentioned do sound very interesting. I definately feel different in my brain way before the food reaches my small intestines - and I don't have Celiac, at least by current standards. Good thing is at least, I can now gauge my own reactions to food. I've always felt that food had an effect on my energy and mood from a young age - I just didnt know what it was. I actually ate a lot of bread when I was young and remember loving it, kinda makes sense to me now that I can feel its effects (makes me feel somewhat more better after eating it).

I wish they would come out with that TTG-6 antibody soon - the one that targets the nervous system. Maybe it'll help diagnose a lot more people with neuro problems.
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#685645 Neurological Symptoms From Intolerances

Posted by on 21 March 2011 - 11:16 PM


I just had some almond butter after eating just meat, vegetables, sweet potatoes, and rice during the past two weeks (been gluten free for two weeks, figured I'd eliminate all the other allergens as well). It seems that I am intolerant of almonds, just a few minute after eating it, I could feel an increase in brain fog and a pressure feeling on the right side of brain. I also get these symptoms after eating gluten and dairy products. I've always felt that I've had a strange reaction to almonds in the past, but this time it was definately more noticeable. Its Justin's almond butter and it says that there is no gluten in it on their website, that its processed on lines with peanuts and other tree nuts, but no mention of wheat.

It seems so weird to me that I am having neurological reactions to food but now I am aware that its quite common. It seems weird that I would feel it so soon - according to the leaky gut explanation, shouldn't the food protein have to hit my small intestines, and then leak into the blood before my body has a reaction? I assume it would take more than a few minutes for this to occur.

I also remember having EEG done on my brain, and they found abnormal brain waves in the area where I feel pressure whenever consuming gluten/casein...wonder whats going on there. The CAT scan was normal, though, which is good.
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#681690 Sudden Insomnia After Going Gluten Free

Posted by on 08 March 2011 - 08:24 PM

if you are not already doing so, you should try taking sublingual methylcobalamin (b12) everyday, make sure that all of it dissolves in your mouth (under your tongue), instead of chewing it up

i found that it definately had some positive effects on my sleep
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#675083 Life

Posted by on 13 February 2011 - 11:41 PM

That sounds awesome. Hope you continue to be happy and healthy!

Could you describe the knee pain? My mom have has it for many, many years, I'm wondering if its food that affecting her.

Its crazy to hear about how food affects people so much...I wish everyone in this world could eat the appropriate foods - would eliminate a lot of mental and physical health issues.
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