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New Diagnosis - Candida

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I've never considered gluten intolerance to be a big issue. If I can't eat gluten so be it.

I haven't been feeling 100% so I went to a functional medicine specialist. He ran blood, saliva and urine tests to assess my overall health.

I've been gluten free (or so I thought) since June. My IGA results were just below the level that qualifies as Celiac. How can this be after 8 months. I know it's probably from soy that I occassionally have with sushi and possiblly some cross contamination problems. With my D gone I thought I didn't have to be that careful. I guess I will have to be 100% gluten-free now.

The biggest issue is that I have a BIG problem with candida and my mucosal barrier is compromised. The doctor is going to recommend a specific diet devoid of almost everything including some of my mainstays, eggs, bacon, fruit. He will also have me on some suppplements or "supports" as he calls them. He's British I think.

My rant is that I'm not sure there is as simple a fix to candida as there is to gluten intolerance. How will I know that the candida is gone without getting retested. It seems overwhelming.

My even bigger concern is that I have twin 9 month olds. They and my wife have suffered through thrush several times. We just made the connection tonight that these are all the part of candida and we are probably passing it around to eachother.

I'm concerned about this because there is plenty of research that points towards candida as one possible cause of autism. How do I protect them from this? They are absolutely not showing any signs of Autism at the present time. Quite the opposite actually.

I guess I'm just pissed off that now I have to fret over a problem that affects more than just me and I'm not sure if it can be as easily fixed as simply not eating gluten.

Thanks for listening.

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Ken, I am sorry that you now have to deal with this. But at least you have an answer to your problems, and your family's problems.

Are your twins still breastfed? I guess your wife will need to be on the candida diet together with you. You will all need probiotics (you can get infant probiotics to be mixed into either formula or breast milk), to get your good bacteria back up to where they keep the bad ones in check.

Obviously, you all need to stop eating food containing yeast and sugar, and limit starches and fruit. It won't be forever, just until you are all well.

I have NO clue why you need to be off eggs for the candida diet, I've never heard of that. I personally think it's nonsense (somebody correct me if I'm wrong).

But you definitely need to be 100% strict with the gluten-free diet!

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There is a support thread for the candida diet in the "other intolerances" part of this website that has tons and tons of info. It can be very frustrating to face even more restrictions but it is sooooooo worth it when you finally get those buggers under control.

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I have candida as well and hey, maybe you won't have to be gluten free forever! That might be the bright side of it.

I couldn't tolerate gluten at the beginning of my candida journey and now I can in small doses.

A good quality probiotic like Natren or Healthy Trinity for you and the family should be a good start. Definately start the babies one specific for infants, for they need different strains than adults. The adult strains won't hurt them, its just not in the right order and may not work as well.

Since they are babies, you don't have to worry so much about them going on a "sugar free" diet so this might be a good time to do this diet.

The candida diet is not so bad, you just gotta eat really healthy avoiding sugars, high carb fruits, potatoes, and moldy foods. I didn't find it to bad to follow. And when you are feeling a bit better add some antifungals to the mix.

Join us over on the "candida thread" under leaky gut issues.

Oh, and once you get leaky gut healed you will feel a ton better!

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I have candida as well and hey, maybe you won't have to be gluten free forever! That might be the bright side of it.

I couldn't tolerate gluten at the beginning of my candida journey and now I can in small doses.

A good quality probiotic like Natren or Healthy Trinity for you and the family should be a good start. Definately start the babies one specific for infants, for they need different strains than adults. The adult strains won't hurt them, its just not in the right order and may not work as well.

Since they are babies, you don't have to worry so much about them going on a "sugar free" diet so this might be a good time to do this diet.

The candida diet is not so bad, you just gotta eat really healthy avoiding sugars, high carb fruits, potatoes, and moldy foods. I didn't find it to bad to follow. And when you are feeling a bit better add some antifungals to the mix.

Join us over on the "candida thread" under leaky gut issues.

Oh, and once you get leaky gut healed you will feel a ton better!

Thanks for your replies. For some reason this has stressed me out big time. I found the candida thread and have been trying to plow through the 18 plus pages :blink: . Interesting that you said that about gluten as the FM guy told me the same thing. I can't even imagine eating it again as I no longer think of it as food.

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