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Hello everybody!

Jin- I am starting to feel a little better with the acid reflux (or what they think is acid reflux). I forgot to take the Prilosec last night and I was fine, although it was my first day of school and I woke up at about 5 and went to bed at 3.30! (Not on purpose...was in a lot of back/nerve pain!! :( ) So I could have been so tired NOTHING would have woken me up...lol! :rolleyes: Also, I think I started to figure out what may be causing the bad nausea...when I get hungry, it's like there is too much acid and my stomach "starts eating itself". So, if I eat every 2-3 hours I am better. I think that is why I get severely nauseous at night...I'm not eating. I figured this out because today during school, it had been 3 hours since I ate and I was hungry for about 2 seconds and then got the nausea and sweating, etc. I have a friend who has GERD and her GI Dr. told her to eat every 2 hours to prevent acid build-up.

My periods are insane! I have really heavy periods too...super tampon AND maxi pad in an hour! It's no wonder I get anemic...lol. The Yaz has helped but for now I'm only taking the placebo every other month...because my periods are so hard to deal with.

Carla,

I am going to try an anti-candida diet, but SLOWLY. Am I right that coffee is bad and feeds the candida? I don't drink it and haven't since about 8 months ago, but I was thinking about it since I wake up at 5 every morning now for school! :unsure: I will also try the oregano oil tonight before bed and see how that works. As far as the root of the problem, I know, but I have had multiple tests and they can't figure out what the problem is because everything comes back normal. :blink:

Janeti,

Lol. The oregano oil is pretty gross, but I do what Carla does, I put it in a TINY bit of water and put it in a shot glass and take it that way. :P

Mango,

That is interesting. I liked the pill the first month I was taking it, but now I have had an appetite that is INSANE...but healthy foods haven't been what I crave...hence the candida. It is really hard to find a good pill, and I guess out of all of them, it is the least of the evils. I think the main reason I have gained weight is when I first went on it, I was in PT for 2 hours every other day so I think I was much more active. Then when I started gaining weight, I was pretty much sleeping and not active at all. And I used the 110 degree weather as an excuse not to exercise...lol! :lol:

I think that's all and again thank you all for your support! :)

Kassandra

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. . . . Am I right that coffee is bad and feeds the candida?

Hi Kassandra,

Coffee is bad but for a different reason. It kills, or can kill, the good bacteria.

It was SO hard for me to quit coffee, and I only quit it for a couple months.

Mmmmmm I so love good coffee. Once all sweeteners and dairy can't be used, u sure notice how burnt starbucks tastes. All my fav coffee houses artfully roast their beans themselves. Mmmmmm

Another thing that kills good bacteria is the chlorine in tap water. (Including drinking fountains)

I use a filter pitcher at home and bring bottled water everywhere - tho 75% of the time that bottle just has my filter-pitcher water in it. (3 refills then toss bottle)

So while coffee is bad, it's not nearly as bad as anything that can feed the candida. :)

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Dear Carla,

The oregano oil sounds like great stuff for many things. I will keep your tip in mind in case I try it. I am not sure we have a shot glass handy. I will have to see. :lol: I think we have some around here from when we went to Tennessee. They were souveniers.

Replacing sugars with sweet fruits is what I plan to do first to help me ease into the Candida Diet. Then, I will get rid of them. You do not want to shock your system. If you do, that is when you have a terrible herx. I have already done that once. My body could not tolerate it. :(

Good luck with the Ambien CR! I think it will do the job. Lunesta is another option if you have not tried it. This nice neon butterfly will just ease you into sleep as it flies into your bedroom. :lol: I heard there is a particular onion that you should keep in a jar and sniff to get a good night's sleep. It sounds quirky, but I do not think it is a bad idea. A guy on television was talking about it.

Dear Janet,

I know how you feel with the Candida. It is so stubborn to kill! Between my glucose levels dropping and the other stuff, it makes many of the other approaches impossible. I am tired of suffering as well. All of the problems with the digestive tract particularly are hard to handle on a daily basis. Nausea and abdominal cramps are very miserable.

Dear tom,

No, it was only one little clove of garlic that hurt me! I wonder if I am having a die-off reaction. My stomach has cramped something awful lately. Garlic is very good at killing yeast, so a herx would not be a surprise. That dressing you were talking about sounds familiar. Is it the Green Goddess Dressing?

The coffee is bad bacteria-wise, didn't you say before? I hope I do not have to avoid it. I will miss it so much! :( However, I have a theory as to why my probiotics may not function as well as they could. I think my Prilosec could be interfering with that, as well as the coffee. PPIs have a habit of reducing acid production to the point you cannot digest food or anything else well, including nutrients.

I never came across diets that said red peppers and carrots were too sweet. According to all of the sources I have gathered, which include numerous Web sites and books, they had not mentioned that. I was surprised when you mentioned it. Every plan I had seen was based from carbohydrate restriction. Red bell peppers do not have very many carbs, in fact they have only 9 grams of carbohydrate in 3 peppers. I know this from doing The Zone. Carrots are sweeter, having 9 grams of carbs per half a cup of cooked, sliced carrots. I read these and beets are starchy, though. Perhaps it is how they are metabolized.

It is about time they do something about the mercury! 70 years is a really long time, though. What do you expect, they are the government. :rolleyes: Their timelines are ridiculous. Take for instance, here they said it will take ten years to eliminate homelessness in Vanderburgh County. This was back when we only had 393 homeless. Now we have 5,149 homeless! The really sad part is, back when we only had 393 homeless, we had the highest rate of homelessness in the entire state of all the counties! :blink:

Dear Donna,

Sleep issues suck. I have them, too. Sometimes I get away with more sleep. Neurotransmitters can cause major problems with this. Serotonin particularly effects sleep. I hope your testing will reveal the trouble. :)

Your stomach sounds like mine. It is so cranky lately. This is new. Normally my lower gut is not as big of an issue as my stomach. I do not know if it is Candida, or something else. No matter what, it is frustrating.

Dear Andrea,

How are the children doing? Did T do okay with her foods? How about M? It sure was a bummer for S to still not be able to have tomatoes. I hope T and M get to have bananas again.

You and Mitch have Candida, now? What test did they do to find it? It is hard to kill off. Maybe you do not have as bad of a case as I do and some of the others on here. Hopefully, your living room does not have it like Donna's! :lol:

Dear Mango,

I am glad you pop in. I hope you post more when you can! It is always nice to see your thoughts! ;) Things have been so quiet here lately. Have you heard from Rachel or Julie?

Garlic is not a favorite of yours, huh? :P I like garlic, but it sure did a number on me the other day. Talk about pain. I cannot recover from it. My lower tract has been aggravated ever since, where I have actually been somewhat constipated.

Dear Kassandra,

Those periods are just like mine! :o I used to have them so heavy I would use a pad and the strongest tampon they make! The cramps were unbearable. You might want to be checked for cysts. I was anemic as well.

Yaz probably is adding to the Candida burden if you have one. Hormones of any kind will. That is the trouble. I was afraid to go off of the Depo due to the problems I have had in the past. I know it may be adding to the Candida, but I do not want cysts and to be anemic again either. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place.

I have had the exact same situation with my stomach. It was worse before getting my gallbladder removed. I felt like fire was in my gut. It is almost a gnawing pain you get when your stomach is empty. Eating frequently helps. I do the same thing. I can go longer without needing food now that my gallbladder is out, but need to eat once every four hours due to my blood sugar getting low.

Sincerely,

Jin

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Hello all

Thanks so much for all the helpful info, Tom and Carla :)

I've printed the diet sheets off whole approach. It's very complicated! I did notice tho Jin that they reckon red peppers are fine and raw carrots. Sadly I'm intolerant to both, so don't need to worry if I can or can't eat them on this diet!

My question still remains tho, how can I maintain this anti-candida diet without completely fading away to nothing? (i'm on the borderline now of being under weight and I've only been on the diet a week).

I've been eating starchy veggies instead of too many grains, although I'm still eating quite a lot of that too. Doing those things are both no-nos and I already feel like I'm eating constantly. I will buy some almond butter, but I won't be able to eat too much of that as I'm bad with fats. Do I just have to eat loads of protein and non-starchy veggies?

One more quick question :D Could sleep disturbances be caused by herxing? I'm waking up in the night feeling anxious for no reason and it's disturbing my sleep a lot. This started just after I went potato free :o

from a tired, hungry Susie x

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Carla,

I am going to try an anti-candida diet, but SLOWLY. Am I right that coffee is bad and feeds the candida? I don't drink it and haven't since about 8 months ago, but I was thinking about it since I wake up at 5 every morning now for school! :unsure: I will also try the oregano oil tonight before bed and see how that works. As far as the root of the problem, I know, but I have had multiple tests and they can't figure out what the problem is because everything comes back normal. :blink:

Yes, coffee is bad ... if you've already given it up, stay where you are ... when you're as old as some of us (me and Tom, LOL), it's hard to give up the habit ... though I do drink decaf lattes.

Maybe as the rest of your health issues resolve your menstrual issues will, too. A lot of this stuff affects hormones.

Janeti,

Lol. The oregano oil is pretty gross, but I do what Carla does, I put it in a TINY bit of water and put it in a shot glass and take it that way. :P

Seventeen and already doing shots! :o:lol:

Dear Carla,

The oregano oil sounds like great stuff for many things. I will keep your tip in mind in case I try it. I am not sure we have a shot glass handy. I will have to see. :lol: I think we have some around here from when we went to Tennessee. They were souveniers.

I actually use a juice glass, but same idea.

Good idea easing into the diet ... and thanks for the well-wishes on the new Ambien. I had a PM telling me that the Ambien CR didn't work for someone, so he took half a regular one before bed, then the other half when he wakes up in the middle of the night. That's a great idea, too.

I'm not sniffing onions. I don't need sleep that badly!!! :lol:

My question still remains tho, how can I maintain this anti-candida diet without completely fading away to nothing? (i'm on the borderline now of being under weight and I've only been on the diet a week).

When I was on the diet strictly, I ate a bowl of oatmeal (pre-gluten-free days) twice per week because I started feeling bad if I didn't get any carbs aside from veggies. It wasn't a candida-herx bad, it was just plain bad. I seem to need carbs.

The other thing I did was switch my lattes (no, I didn't cut them out) to breve lattes (made with half-n-half). That added a ton of calories, but I have no problem with eating fat.

Because I have no problem eating fat, butter and coconut oil helped, too.

I ended up gaining weight on this diet. :P That was a good thing, because when I got really sick, I dropped almost 15 pounds.

If you eat starchy carbs for your weight, try to make them ones lowish on the glycemic index. There's no one perfect diet for any given person.

We were talking on here before about waking up at night ... one theory we came up with is that our bodies are detoxing at night, which might wake us up.

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Tom,

Thank you for your encourgement, I like that. I actually bought the book, which will be arriving today. I am eager to begin, or really understand what i must do. I'm ready to roll.

Carla,

I think that today I will try the shot glass, and then keep trying different things just to get it down. But yesterday was a real eye opener :o lol, I just can't believe what every day brings to me now.

Thank you both, Janet

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Carla,

I think that today I will try the shot glass, and then keep trying different things just to get it down. But yesterday was a real eye opener :o lol, I just can't believe what every day brings to me now.

I hate to say it, but you get used to it. LOL

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Replacing sugars with sweet fruits is what I plan to do first to help me ease into the Candida Diet. Then, I will get rid of them. You do not want to shock your system. If you do, that is when you have a terrible herx. I have already done that once. My body could not tolerate it. :(

JIN!! Don't go scaring ppl!

Your situation is different in that you have SO many different things going on at once.

I started the extreme diet all at once and felt much better on just the SECOND day!

W/ candida, the diet doesn't cause the herx. It's the pills that kill it, thus starting the die-off herx. It survives days w/out food just fine - far better than humans imho. We sure don't die from a foodless day. :P

I *totally* wanted to /\/-SHOCK-/\/\/ my system!! Shock the buggers and let 'em know who's boss!

And Jiiii-iiiin!! I think you're scaring ppl about a candida herx! It's just a measly bad flu sort of thing for a couple days. Sure, it can suck some for the human, but it's death for the buggers. <die yeast-beast die!>

So not fun for us for a couple days, but the beasties are dead FOREVER!!!!!! ;):)

Dear tom,

No, it was only one little clove of garlic that hurt me! I wonder if I am having a die-off reaction. My stomach has cramped something awful lately. Garlic is very good at killing yeast, so a herx would not be a surprise. That dressing you were talking about sounds familiar. Is it the Green Goddess Dressing?

Wow I dunno why I thought it was an entire bulb. Maybe "whole clove" confuses me because I would never use just a partial clove.

I don't think a garlic clove would cause any significant die-off. I think it more just helps prevent further expansion of the colony.

Is it possible your garlic wasn't very fresh?

My dressing has far fewer ingred than Green Goddess. It was just a 1st try at "wth can I eat now that I can't eat anything" dressing, but it turned out delicious!

I never came across diets that said red peppers and carrots were too sweet. . . . . .. . . . Red bell peppers do not have very many carbs, . . ..

I've seen it in a few of the diets. I used 5 books and 6 sites.

Green peppers were ok, but I swear, when I finally tried red again, it may as well have been candy, it tasted so sweet!!

I think there's something about simple/complex carb ratios more than than total carbs.

Personally, I'm positive both carrots and red bell peppers will feed the yeast-beast.

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I've printed the diet sheets off whole approach. It's very complicated! . . . .

My question still remains tho, how can I maintain this anti-candida diet without completely fading away to nothing?

I've decided that the reason there's so so much variation in all the diets stems from everyone being different w.r.t what works.

So I'd recommend looking over more than one diet.

Here's a few more:

http://www.becomehealthynow.com/conditions...st3_print.shtml

http://www.pureliquidgold.com/candida-diet.htm

http://www.diet-i.com/candida-diet.htm

(huh? fruit?bean? Potato?) <seems I didn't agree w/ this one's laxity>

http://www.althealth.co.uk/services/info/d...inationDiet.php

http://www.annecollins.com/foods-for-candida-diet.htm

http://www.annecollins.com/candida-diet-fo...o-eliminate.htm

http://chetday.com/candida.html

Have you checked your library for candida books?

I don't remember having a problem w/ weight loss from the diet. Tho I have had 2 weight-loss episodes, one was mostly before the diet and the recent one was from suddenly being so much more active.

I just ate more of what I *could* eat. And I really really came to looooove avocados!! Tho I haven't felt right eating much in the morning for yrs now, later in the day it seems my salads might be 1.5 lbs!! LOL ok it can't *really* weigh that much, but I sure wouldn't try to carry it one-handed.

And my dinner plate would be packed full w/ chicken or fish and a pile of broccoli/cauliflower. (W/ freshly-squeezed lemJu they're great!)

You'll find a way to get enough to eat Susie, once you're more used to what u can have. :)

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My dressing has far fewer ingred than Green Goddess. It was just a 1st try at "wth can I eat now that I can't eat anything" dressing, but it turned out delicious!

Tom,

Would you mind sharing your dressing recipe? You've mentioned it a couple of times and now I'm curious. I just might like to make some for myself. I eat lots o' salads.

Thanks,

Ami

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How are the children doing? Did T do okay with her foods? How about M? It sure was a bummer for S to still not be able to have tomatoes. I hope T and M get to have bananas again.

You and Mitch have Candida, now? What test did they do to find it? It is hard to kill off. Maybe you do not have as bad of a case as I do and some of the others on here. Hopefully, your living room does not have it like Donna's! :lol:

Mitch has a lot of digestive issues one of which came up was dysbiosis. The only testing we have had done is the ASYRA. The children have also had the ART done. Mitch and I had ART to the extent of just finding some supplements that we could take.

The following I posted over on D/S......you guys already know about the tooth pulling.....it still hurts. :(

At some point soon, I'll type up something of the ASYRA tests we all had done.....you guys already know mine.

Just a quick update.

We had the ART/ASYRA on Wednesday. Since we can't afford more LED's at this point we are being put on supplements to help support and detox the body. The ASYRA's came up with the next level of things to deal with.

The ART notes are brief.......Seth's main stressor is metals but the chlorella should help with that. Micah's regulation was blocked. I forget exactly what that means but it's supposed to be open. His body is a little stressed. He has metals but also fungi. She's going to want to do more LED's in the future on him. Talitha's regulation was also blocked....body a little stressed. Metals are a little stressor but the Modifilan is doing a good job. Her main problem is yeast and bacteria. For me, I didn't have anything done but to check for cavitations. The root canal tooth had a bad cavitation and the wisdom teeth areas had smaller cavitations that she said may be able to be treated without surgery. I'll have to talk to the dentist. Mitch didn't have much done either. He has problems with metals and bacteria.

Talitha came up with about 8 food compounds she's reacting too. Her food sensitivities aren't real apparent on some of these. Whatever we find that causes obvious problems we'll take her off of. We all have different food sensitivities.

I had my root canal pulled Wednesday as well, and the bone scraped to get rid of the cavitation. Still taking Tylenol and will be glad when this thing stops hurting. I woke up with a headache today so I'm hoping the children don't give me a day like yesterday. Seems they outdid themselves on good behavior Wednesday......course Mitch was with us and that helped a great deal.

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Tom,

Would you mind sharing your dressing recipe? You've mentioned it a couple of times and now I'm curious. I just might like to make some for myself. I eat lots o' salads.

Thanks,

Ami

I'm not Tom, but I use olive oil, lemon juice, a tiny bit of mustard, garlic, and salt. You can add tahini for a different texture, or maple syrup (if you aren't on an anti-candida diet). I just make it in the bottom of the salad bowl, then toss the salad in it. I don't measure.

Hmm, I pressed quote on more than just this ... let me look ...

Andrea, sorry the teeth hurt.

Tom, I agree, the die-off-herx shouldn't be too bad, at least not too long, unless you're REALLY sick from the candida already. I never had a die-off herx when I went on the diet.

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Phew, I can finally breathe again at work. It's been a nightmare...had training Wednesday and Thursday for part of the days and then had to deal with the pile up of work. More training coming Monday too.

Well, I stayed home from choir last night because my gut hurt again...and NO Tom, no cookies were involved. :lol: I am thinking that it's either the cashews I ate (because the stupid training messed up my eating 'schedule' and I had to eat something) or more likely it's the new supplement I started a couple of days ago. The supplement is NADH and I couldn't find any that didn't have a "...tol" in it. I think these have mannitol. Any of the "tols" will give me problems, but I thought that it was in such a small amount in the supplements that it might be okay. Have to go online in a while and see if I can find any without. What the heck does a supplement need with that anyway. Sheesh, lol.

Not sure I can catch up with everything, that might have to come later. :P

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Phew, I can finally breathe again at work. It's been a nightmare...had training Wednesday and Thursday for part of the days and then had to deal with the pile up of work. More training coming Monday too.

Hope Monday is the last of the training so you can join us again. :)

Good luck looking for something without the "tol" in it. I just spent 10 fortunes on supplements that will last 2-3 months......don't know what I'll do after that.

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So today I haven't had any obvious sources of sugar and let me tell you I feel like I am dying!!!!!!! :( So Tom, hmm...I tend to think my body is freaking out because no sugar. I had a really healthy lunch today, but then I had a nectarine (I have to go slowly...last time I did it hard core, I was sick for 3 weeks and it didn't get better!) and it was over! I got nauseous immediately...UGH! I love nectarines! Also, how long does one have to stay on the anti-candida diet?? I feel like life is not worth living if I can't enjoy my foods. Can you tell my body is not happy with me?? I'm feeling really down! I didn't realize that I relied SO much on sugar to give me energy. I have a headache from hell and I just am SO tired it's ridiculous! I did take the oil of oregano last night and I slept fine...actually it was hard waking up this morning (but I think that's normal for me...I need 12 hours of sleep and I only got 7!). Well, I'm really braindead so I will talk later!

Kassandra

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I have a headache from hell and I just am SO tired it's ridiculous!

I can sympathize with the headache. I have one the tylenol won't touch that I'm taking for my tooth socket ache.

I hope you feel better after a good nights sleep but I have a feeling this headache may hang around for a few days. :(

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Tom,

Would you mind sharing your dressing recipe? You've mentioned it a couple of times and now I'm curious. I just might like to make some for myself. I eat lots o' salads.

Sure Ami!

It's really nothing special, but if u like garlic, it works. So simple it barely qualifies as a 'recipe'.

EV olive oil & lemon juice - I've never measured. Since leftovers are a big Don't, it's all about making a single serving.

I just pour however much evOo looks right for the situation into the bowl, then squeeze most of the juice from 1/2 a lemon. (U know to roll the lemon to make it soft before cutting?) [edit - the rest of the lemju goes on the avocado pieces]

If u wanted to measure, I've read that a 3:1 ratio is the usual for oil:acid.

But it's so easy to taste and correct the oil/lemJu anyway.

Then I use a garlic press on a clove or 2, and use plenty of sea salt and freshly-ground pepper.

I just use a fork instead of a whisk, but it does need to be mixed very well to emulsify it.

Mmmmm I can smell it now!! Oh wait . . .. I can taste it too!

<well duh - ya ate some an hr ago!>

[Another thing - it might end up w/ some red onion flavor since I put that in immed and let it steep or marinade (depending on which way the flavors go) ]

I've tried many times to make other types of dressings, but I'm never as satisfied as this simple one I tried 1st.

Lime/cilantro, ginger/sesame, etc . . . .none have worked out near as well for me.

I should try others again until I get 'em right, but that's for another day.

I'd try something w/ mustard, but couldn't have the vinegar in it. Considered starting w/ Dry Mustard powder but never got around to it. Too little confidence to want to buy any in the first place I suppose.

Wow I'm watching these amazing kids on cello and piano again. I never thought I'd like cello so much, but sitting just feet away is spectacular. They've played w/ all the local symphonies yet somehow grace this coffeehouse regularly! :);):)

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So today I haven't had any obvious sources of sugar and let me tell you I feel like I am dying!!!!!!! :( So Tom, hmm...I tend to think my body is freaking out because no sugar. I had a really healthy lunch today, but then I had a nectarine (I have to go slowly...last time I did it hard core, I was sick for 3 weeks and it didn't get better!) and it was over! I got nauseous immediately...UGH! I love nectarines! Also, how long does one have to stay on the anti-candida diet?? I feel like life is not worth living if I can't enjoy my foods. Can you tell my body is not happy with me?? I'm feeling really down! I didn't realize that I relied SO much on sugar to give me energy. I have a headache from hell and I just am SO tired it's ridiculous!

Hi Kassandra,

Oh I'm so sorry it's doing that already! I think others have said they felt worse when starting the diet. I only felt better until the Naturopath's pills-that-kill came along a week or so later.

NOWWWWWW I'm thinking I *should've* said "find a naturopath or chiro or someone w/ candida experience".

If it is the herx/die-off starting, it does suck, but the buggers are dead forever and you'll be feeling MUCH much better very soon.

Most of what I read said the strict diet should be for a month or so. If I hadn't been having soy, maybe I would've been done in a month.

You probably should have some sort of health care pro to work w/.

Once it's done and u feel fantastic, you'll never question whether it was worth it! :)

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Hi Kassandra

I hope you're feeling a bit better today. Come on here for encouragement- it's what's getting me through, otherwise I wouldn't stick with it.

Does the oregano oil help with sleep? I could really do with some help with sleep right now!

I feel really rubbish today coz I did too much cycling yesterday :o It was good I had the energy to cycle - definitely an improvement - but now I'm regretting it!

Susie x

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Hi, back from my trip and catching up.

I had the same thought as Carla, Kassandra. Try easing into the anti-candida diet so that the symptoms are more mild, I think you will have symptoms though, it is pretty hard to avoid.

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I am having another dip today, not really sure why. Might be more carbs in my diet this past week, and might be because I did the DMPS this last Thu Fri. I'll have to see if there is a pattern with that. Also when I tested milk is was also the day after I finished my last dose of DMPS. Wouldn't it be something if my problems were not from milk but just the detoxing?

Wishful thinking I suppose!

I did find a small amount of goat cheese in Beijing, and am saving it for a trial in a couple weeks.

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Dear Susie,

I do not always handle raw vegetables well, either. :( Have you ever heard of The Raw Food Diet? I have no idea how anyone did that plan without crapping to death! It is strange, because none of those things tend to raise my blood sugar at all. My system is different than other people's I think.

I have difficulty sleeping at times, too. There are just some days where getting any rest is hard. The symptoms you are having could be a herx. Anxiety can be caused by the yeast dying off. Normally, this type of thing does not last too long unless you have a very large population of yeast.

Do not overdo the exercise! That will wear your adrenals out, too! Gentle exercise is better for the adrenals if yours are weak. I think you mentioned something about that before. Cycling is good as long as you take it easy some.

Dear Carla,

I think the reason I do better easing into the diet for Candida is because I have a severe overload. This has been building since birth. I was on antibiotics at least twice a year for some kind of infection until now, so you can imagine the stress that has put on my immune system. I was probably born Celiac considering the issues I have dealt with. The antibiotics really pushed it, but then you add being on steroids for many years as a teenager, and birth control, and you could only think of how rampant the yeast has become.

The Ambien CR may help you a lot. That guy had a great idea. Taking half of the pill before going to sleep, and the other half in middle of the night probably would work best. Let us know how it goes! I am sure approval will be no problem. :)

I do not think I have any small glasses like for juice. Our juice glasses are bigger. I know we have shot glasses somewhere! I do not know if I could afford the oregano oil. How much does it usually cost? I would assume $20 a bottle.

Dear Andrea,

Those poor children! They sure have quite a burden on their little bodies! :o It is frightening that being young does not seem to protect you any more than anything else. I am happy to hear the Modifilin is helping T. The boys seem to be in better shape than they were at least.

Getting the ART done will help a lot. At least you can identify key issues this way. Knowing what they are is a good start, even if you cannot afford to do LED to treat all of it right now. Avoiding reactive foods is easier than some other things.

Mold is almost impossible to avoid. If it is not in your house, it is in your food, or in your yard. :angry:

That is terrible about Mitch! Dysbiosis is probably more common than we thought. Many factors can play a role in this.

Most of the time, the good bacteria ratio is not even thought of. I have a cousin who had the Rota Virus as a teenager, and nearly died. A probiotic saved his life. L. Salivarius was the name of it.

I hope your tooth socket feels better soon! It is awful that you are in such pain. I always take sinus pills. They even work on my migraines! My mother gave me one of her pills once, but it did not do much. It dulled the pain, but the sinus pills did better.

You mentioned small cavitations from where your wisdom teeth once were. Those concern me. I need to get mine pulled.

They are causing my jaw to be badly misaligned. TMJ could be adding to my health issues. There are no holistic dentists here. We barely have regular dentists! :blink:

Dear tom,

The dressing sounds good! I do not know if my stomach would tolerate it, though. Anything high in fat is a problem for me. Since I had my gallbladder out, anything high in fat makes me sick. Having Candida, Celiac, and that alone makes things very complicated. Add in what all else could be wrong, and you have a real pain in the booty.

I am not sure why the garlic irritated my colon. I still wonder if a herx could have been part of it. It was from a just opened jar. The brand is Pollaner. Half a teaspoon is equivalent to a clove.

I just think people should be careful with the yeast. I feel there is an estrogen link to Candida. The majority of sufferers are women. Only about a quarter of sufferers are men. Women seem to get more severe cases most of the time. Our hormones also tend to cause us to crave more carbohydrates, especially when we suffer from PMS.

I experienced an unbearable herx from trying to go low-carb. I get low blood sugar. Shocking your system can be good, or it can be bad. This depends on how severe your case of Candida is. Due to all of the antibiotics, hormones, and steroids I have been on, mine is likely a really extreme overload.

All of the Web site I have read and all of the books did not mention carrots and red peppers being too sweet. I have bought and read at least six books on Candida, and I have no idea how many Web sites. I would have to say of all of the sites, the information I found in common was from ten Web sites plus the books. I wrote a paper on it for one of my classes last year. The pathology is very fascinating.

I agree with you that many people are just plain confused because there are so many diets out there. Candida is no exception. Diets in general are confusing to people! I think that is why so many Americans are overweight. One minute, you hear something makes you fat, the next it makes you thin. My theory is that the reason people are so fat here is that they have given up because they do not know what to believe!

Your coffeehouse performers sound interesting. I saw the Voena Children's Choir perform at the Whitehouse on television several years ago. The two soloists were amazing, despite their young age. Holly Stell was only eleven, but could get squeaky high in that part from "Carol of the Bells". The other soloist sang a stylized version of "Oh, Emmanuel". I wish I could recall her name! (This was prior to tapping.) :P

Dear Donna,

Work seems to add a lot of stress for you. Training takes a lot of patience and time. I normally have little of either. Using your energy for things you would rather not be doing does not help matters. It is like trying to get your brain to think when it does not want to. I had that trouble with my Finance class! :lol:

It is a good possibility your new supplement is contributing to your abdominal pain. Those things can do that. Everyone's system is different. What works for one person does not always work for the other. My abdominal cramps are finally better. I must have eaten too much fat. I had been eating potato chips. :ph34r:

Dear Kassandra,

I can totally relate! I get the same way when I try to give up sugar completely. I have been doing better with not eating it, but have to eat starches in place of it. Otherwise, my blood sugar dips. I say, do what you can handle. Just make small changes a little at a time if need be. Some people can stop it all at once and be fine.

Citrus fruits have a lot of acid. However, I heard they can be high in mold, too. At least, their peels can be. I remember reading about that in "The Yeast Connection", I think. That might explain my lips tingling when I ate an orange some months ago. Drinking orange juice did not do that to me.

Do you ever have an acid taste on your tongue? I used to get that all the time. After I got my gallbladder out, that stopped. This could point to a bad gallbladder if you experience that. I thought I would ask. Oh, and be careful with those oregano oil shots! :lol:

Dear Janet,

How are you doing today? I hope better. Did you try the oregano shot yet? :lol: It might take a bit for it to help. Once it kicks in, you will know.

Dear Ami,

I like salads, too. I loved spinach salads, but got scared to eat it after the E. Coli scare. You just cannot be safe with anything anymore! Just what I need, more stuff to worry about! Eating is scary enough for Celiacs. We did not need anymore problems!

Dear Sherry,

What a bummer that you are feeling rough! It could be herxing. Carbs can make you feel really tired if you overdo them. I can get sluggish if I do not eat some with protein. Zoning really does best for me.

That would be weird if the dairy was not causing the trouble. It could be, though. The body is an odd thing at time. We all know that too well! Hopefully, the goat cheese will set okay. We will be anxious to hear!

Sincerely,

Jin

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I feel really rubbish today coz I did too much cycling yesterday :o It was good I had the energy to cycle - definitely an improvement - but now I'm regretting it!

It's hard not to overdue it when you're feeling well. Hope you rebound quickly from the overexertion.

I did find a small amount of goat cheese in Beijing, and am saving it for a trial in a couple weeks.

I hope your trial goes well. I would suspect that dairy is a problem at least for now, until you've healed up some in the intestines. I'd be curious whether the DMPS was to blame.

You mentioned small cavitations from where your wisdom teeth once were. Those concern me. I need to get mine pulled.

They are causing my jaw to be badly misaligned. TMJ could be adding to my health issues. There are no holistic dentists here. We barely have regular dentists! :blink:

You need to talk to my dentist. He is adamant that we don't need our wisdom teeth pulled. He likened the jaw to a nut cracker. The most pressure is where the jaw comes together. That is the wisdom teeth. He said our creator knew what He was doing and the wisdom teeth weren't put there for nothing.

Other things could be causing your TMJ.

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Andrea, sorry the tooth still is bugging you. :(

Kassandra, what are you doing to detox? The candida leave toxins as they die, and that's what's making you feel sick. The fact that they're hungry is what's making you crave sugar. Eventually you will have more energy from not eating sugar than you do now from eating it.

Maybe drinking a fresh lemon in water will help you feel a little better. Be sure to brush your teeth afterward so you don't damage the enamel on them. I drink lemon or lime water when I'm herxing.

Susie, oregano oil isn't for sleep ... but the effect it has on candida makes Kassandra tired. You might try melatonin and/or valerian root.

Sherry, good to have you back! You know what I just thought of? My symptoms have always been worse in the early fall/late summer ... maybe that is what's bothering you, too.

Tom, it's funny how similar our dressings are. If you want more of a Ceasar Salad type texture, add some tahini to it.

The Ambien CR may help you a lot. That guy had a great idea. Taking half of the pill before going to sleep, and the other half in middle of the night probably would work best.

Nope, you can't break the Ambien CR because of the time-release mechanism ... it's the regular Ambien ... I did it last night ... took half at bedtime, then half at 2AM when I woke up. It did work better that way ... but it would be nice if the CR got rid of that 2AM wake-up entirely!

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