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Candida And Adrenal Issues

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Hi

I saw the naturopath yesterday for the first time and she suspects that i have candida (yeast overgrowth) and adrenal fatigue. has anyone done a saliva test for adrenal markers? i have to do one i geuss to measure cortisol level throughout the day. does anyone else have these things? i remember someone talking about adrenal fatigue.

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Jess

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Yes, I've done two saliva tests, one for adrenals/hormones and one for thyroid. The thyroid came out normal, but the adrenals/hormones were way out of kilter. I'm also battling candida, so you've got company. I think many here are battling candida at the moment...some of us talk about that on the OMG (800+ page) thread, lol.

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Oh yes! I basically eat just beef, turkey, eggs, broccoli, green beans and brussels sprouts, and a little tomatoe. I also have a lot of food intolerances, so that's why I'm so limited in what I'm eating now.

I don't eat any sugar, not even good carbohydrates (most of which I am intolerant to anyway), until this is under control. The only sweetener I use is a liquid Stevia, so not even any artificial sugars like Splenda, because most of them have maltodextrin, and regardless of the source it's still bad for me now, and I can almost feel it if I use it.

I DO eat a tiny bite of a nutrition bar here and there. I purchased one from my doctor which has some really good ingredients, then I divide that up into 8 pieces, and eat only 1 or two pieces of that a day. I shouldn't even do that, but sometimes I just want to taste something sweet.

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ok ill have to check out that thread...did you cut sugar out of your diet for the candida?

Oh, and don't try to read from the beginning, lol...just jump in and ask a question...I think on the second to last page, I posted a couple of links to candida diet sites...I'll repost them here too. One of the posters on the thread (NoGluGirl) has actually written a paper on candida, so probably has some good research stuff.

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HI jESS AND DONNA.

THANKS FOR THE LINKS.

I THINK I'LL BE JOINING YOU SOON ...DRS. STILL SAY ONLY PEOPLE WITH DAMAGED IMMUNE SYSTEMS GET CANDIDA..... :blink::ph34r::blink::unsure:

YOU KNOW LAST TIME I WAS THERE....IT'S 3 DRS NOW---------YOUR TOO HEALTHY LOOKING.

OMG...I'M TIRED. CAN'T THEY SEE PAST THE WEIGHT ISSUE....I'M OBESE...HAVE BEEN FOR YEARS...ONLY WAY I LOST WEIGHT WAS GOING gluten-free.

STILL LOOKING B) FOR ANSWERS...

JUDY

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HI jESS AND DONNA.

THANKS FOR THE LINKS.

I THINK I'LL BE JOINING YOU SOON ...DRS. STILL SAY ONLY PEOPLE WITH DAMAGED IMMUNE SYSTEMS GET CANDIDA..... :blink::ph34r::blink::unsure:

YOU KNOW LAST TIME I WAS THERE....IT'S 3 DRS NOW---------YOUR TOO HEALTHY LOOKING.

OMG...I'M TIRED. CAN'T THEY SEE PAST THE WEIGHT ISSUE....I'M OBESE...HAVE BEEN FOR YEARS...ONLY WAY I LOST WEIGHT WAS GOING gluten-free.

STILL LOOKING B) FOR ANSWERS...

JUDY

Aw Judy, so sorry you still haven't found the answers! I think our immune systems are definitely not working they way they should, lol.

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I did the saliva test and my cortisol numbers were fine.

I'm on so many antibiotics for Lyme Disease that I have to avoid sugar and alcohol, and take lots of probiotics. VSL#3 is GREAT for candida overgrowth; you can buy it off the internet. I also take Therelac (not Threelac) and Ultra Flora.

A few years ago I did have a candida problem, and like Donna, I avoided carbs. I basically did the Atkins diet, with as many veggies as I wanted. I had to eat some carbs a couple times per week or I got nauseous. I do not avoid carbs now, but try to focus more on proteins and veggies. (By carbs, I'm referring to starchy carbs).

Another thing for candida overgrowth is to take something to kill the candida (the probiotics don't kill it, and the "no sugar" just starves it). Garlic is good for that. Also, use coconut oil, it has caprylic acid, which kills candida. I use it for everything.

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ok ill have to check out that thread...did you cut sugar out of your diet for the candida?

I once had candida overgrowth of the intestines and elevated cortisol (enough to get tested for cushings syndrome, but the docs decided it wasn't elevated enough for that). I never made the connection between the two at the time, but maybe there was - anyway thats back to normal now.

candida was self diagnosed, docs don't recognise it and I couldn't be bothered to pay for outside lab tests and because my symptoms went when I treated it, i'm fairly sure thats what it was.

initially I took a very poweful herb mixture containing amongst other things wormwood, this made my alternating constipation and D go away, but shortly after stopping the one month course it all came back again. This happened twice, so for me a one off cure treatment is no good instead I need daily maintenance. what keeps me happy is a daily intake of the following 3 things:

1. a gentler herb mixture called "intestinal cleanse #1", i've been taking just one capsule of this for years with no dependency (ie no need for increasing amounts)

http://healthfree.com/shop/index.php?actio...mp;prevstart=24

2. strong pro-biotics

3. A fibre digesting enzyme called "no phenol", apparently this can eat the yeast plant http://houstonzymes.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?S...tegory_Code=nof

I eat lots of carbs everyday - rice, sometimes gatorade if I'm active, some chocolate.

Products 1. and 2. above seemed to get my colon motility under control. When I introduced 3. (i sprinkle the powdered form on food) I finally got rid of the white coating on my tongue. This works for me, the drawback is that I can't stop this daily intake, but I don't mind, taking these 3 things is not so bad.

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thanks everyone for the helpful responses and resources!! she told me to buy pao d arco tea- has anyone had it? it sounds gross

also i bought hemp protien powder and hemp oil to make protein shakes- has anyone tried that?

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thanks everyone for the helpful responses and resources!! she told me to buy pao d arco tea- has anyone had it? it sounds gross

also i bought hemp protien powder and hemp oil to make protein shakes- has anyone tried that?

Yes, I've hard of Pao d'arco, but actually haven't found it yet. I've heard that recommended a lot. Also coconut oil is supposed to be very good.

Is the hemp for the candida or is that just for some protein? Did your NP recommend that? I've seen it at Whole Foods and was curious but don't know much about it.

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Yes, I've hard of Pao d'arco, but actually haven't found it yet. I've heard that recommended a lot. Also coconut oil is supposed to be very good.

Is the hemp for the candida or is that just for some protein? Did your NP recommend that? I've seen it at Whole Foods and was curious but don't know much about it.

i got tea at whole foods made by "traditional medicinals" brand of tea- i have a feeling its going to taste bad- that is for the candida. the hemp proteient was also recommended by the np for the adrenal fatigute i think- i do nt get a lot of protient- dont eat meat or fish. ill let you know what its like- im supposed to make a drinkof it with frozen fruit... im also taking a probiotic.

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i do nt get a lot of protient- dont eat meat or fish. ill let you know what its like- im supposed to make a drinkof it with frozen fruit... im also taking a probiotic.
Protein is necessary for adrenal issues. Do you consume dairy? Eggs? Both of those will help, too.

I don't know why you don't eat meat and fish, but I've read that a lot of people with adrenal issues don't ... it just doesn't seem to "sit right" with them. If it's because you don't feel right afterward, you might find that changes after you get your adrenals healthier.

I'd start with a mild fish or a little chicken ... don't jump into eating bacon or something along those lines. :rolleyes:

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i got tea at whole foods made by "traditional medicinals" brand of tea- i have a feeling its going to taste bad- that is for the candida. the hemp proteient was also recommended by the np for the adrenal fatigute i think- i do nt get a lot of protient- dont eat meat or fish. ill let you know what its like- im supposed to make a drinkof it with frozen fruit... im also taking a probiotic.

Great, I'll look again at my Whole Foods for the tea...I don't think I looked at the Traditional Medicinals.

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