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Sweetfudge

K So I Took The Candida Quiz...

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now what do i do?


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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now what do i do?

Now you decide to take a "By Any Means Necessary" approach - to me, that's the only way to beat it.

I had a pretty bad case of candida, affecting me in SO many ways.

Now, the only remaining associated symptom may be not wanting to be in an elevator w/ a perfumed/cologned individual.

2 things to do:

1) Find a good Dr - I ended up w/ an ND (Naturopathic Dr). She "prescribed" an assortment of pills and powders - maybe 5 total.

2) Adopt THE Strictest anti-candida diet.

It's not that hard once u get used to no sugars or sweeteners of any kind. Even a carrot is too sweet!

Beating candida is a two-pronged process. The diet is to starve the candida. The pills and powders (and some foods, I think) kill it.

There will be a herxheimer reaction when the candida is dying. It's like a bad flu. :o You've just got to power thru it, knowing that the yeasty-beasties are dying and you'll come out of it FAR better. ;)

Good luck!! :)

P.S.

Get a couple books at the library to get more familiar w/ what's happening.


>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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Tom - seeing as you're so knowledgeable about candida ;) can you tell me something that I genuinely want to know the answer to as I get high scores on those candida quizzes too - how do you know that you're scoring high because it's candida and not something else eg food intolerances and the general toll coeliac takes on the system? Thanks for any input!


Susie from Coventry, UK

IBS & GERD 2000

Screened for coeliac disease as sister has it - negative blood test

Nov 2005 positive blood tests

January 2006 dx by biopsy

gluten-free and dairy lite since then

I am also neutropenic, anaemic and have hypothyroidism

Feb 08: free protein S deficiency; candida overgrowth; adrenal exhaustion

'My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.' 2 Corinthians 12

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Tom - seeing as you're so knowledgeable about candida ;) can you tell me something that I genuinely want to know the answer to as I get high scores on those candida quizzes too - how do you know that you're scoring high because it's candida and not something else eg food intolerances and the general toll coeliac takes on the system? Thanks for any input!

Well, I know a decent amount about candida, since I researched plenty once I found I had it (by York intolerance test result of Yeast and frenzied research that same day), but I'm sure others here know more and I wouldn't claim any expertise.

It's true that so many symptoms on the quizzes could be caused by so many things, but it's in the tallying that the link to candida is. A high score means either 1 cause, candida, or some (more unlikely) combo of 5 or 10 or whatever other conditions.

The other "food intolerances and the general toll coeliac takes on the system" comment is interesting since they're actually all completely interrelated.

Not everyone agrees, but I'm very sure I'd never have had candida overgrowth w/out 1st having celiac and only going "obvious wheat"-free for too long while ingesting gluten in smallish amounts.

And candida's companion, leaky-gut syndrome, was also, imo, caused by celiac.

It's leaky-gut that actually creates other food intolerances.

I personally believe that many more newly gluten-free celiacs have candida and leaky-gut than what gets reported.

They feel "better" but far from "well".

You can ask me about any specific symptom here or thru PM or email if you'd like.

And getting a couple books from the library may be incredibly enlightening.

Good Luck Susie!! :)


>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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i found the quiz on another post i saw a couple days ago. looks like i need to do some more reading. any good sites? also, will a general practitioner be ok to talk w/ about this? thanks!


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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also, can i be tested to be sure it's candida? and where can i look for cooking ideas?


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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Hi! From when I did the anti-candida diet before, I found wholeapproach.com very helpful. As far as recipes are concerned, Erica White's Beat Candida Cookbook is brilliant. It is a UK book, I bought it from Amazon UK, so hopefully you would find it on amazon .com. I will have to leave others to answer about the testing thing - as far as I'm aware, there's no test (apart from the quiz) that can confirm whether you have systemic candida, although parts of the body can be tested for it eg mouth, vagina.

Susie x


Susie from Coventry, UK

IBS & GERD 2000

Screened for coeliac disease as sister has it - negative blood test

Nov 2005 positive blood tests

January 2006 dx by biopsy

gluten-free and dairy lite since then

I am also neutropenic, anaemic and have hypothyroidism

Feb 08: free protein S deficiency; candida overgrowth; adrenal exhaustion

'My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.' 2 Corinthians 12

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Stool tests aren't totally reliable either.

I'm not sure about general practitioners. They probably wouldn't be much help unless they are more open minded to the alternative treatments.

An alternative test that would help nail things down would be ART/ASYRA. They are two separate things but often used together. ASYRA picks up things in layers as what is the most burden on your body at the time and then when those are taken care of seeing what the next layer of burden is. ART works much the same way.

ART is a form of kinesisiology (sp?) (which would also work). You would want recommendations from people who live somewhat near you because not everyone is experienced in this. Just like doctors, you find some good, knowledgable ones and others not so good.


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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don't know where you live, but i know the name of a regular MD in utah that has dedicated his practice to treating candida.

Provo, 1/2 hr south of SLC.


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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