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hello everyone

well for the past 3 weeks these things are happening:

1) itching all over my body (and rectal ithching...)

2) sleeping ALL the time and still feeling tired

3)headaches and brain fog all the time

I had the saliva home test for candida and it was positive (but I still don't know if I can trust it). I will see my doctor in 2 weeks, and untill then I started taking olive leaf extract which is for candida but no difference (I must admit I haven't changed my diet. There are so many things I am not allowed to eat. if I start excluding potatos and rice and fruits I'll have to start eating air...)

and yes last year I took anibiotics for 2 months without eating yoghurt and at the same time I used to eat something like 5 chocolates / day.

any ideas? could it be candida? and the most important question....can my doctor actually tell me if it is candida or not? are there any tests that can confirm it? can he see it from my colonoscopy and my gastroscopy?

any help.....please..... :unsure:


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Graves disease June 2008

Candida overgrowth / started treatment November 2008

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Sure sounds like candida to me. When I had to kick candida out of my system, I didn't stop eating carbs at all. I stopped sugars, yeasts, vinegars, and fruits. I also began taking caprylic acid capsules. That's basically all I did, and it worked. In a matter of weeks I felt like I had a brand new body. I started adding back fruit over a very long time (years), probably more slowly than necessary, but I didn't want to undo the progress. I've remained off all the other items to this day. But again, carbs I kept eating, and I really ate gobs of it too.


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Sure sounds like candida to me. When I had to kick candida out of my system, I didn't stop eating carbs at all. I stopped sugars, yeasts, vinegars, and fruits. I also began taking caprylic acid capsules. That's basically all I did, and it worked. In a matter of weeks I felt like I had a brand new body. I started adding back fruit over a very long time (years), probably more slowly than necessary, but I didn't want to undo the progress. I've remained off all the other items to this day. But again, carbs I kept eating, and I really ate gobs of it too.

good for you!! + you give me hope!! when you say carbs I guess you mean rice and potatos.....

one more question....how did you find out? self - diagnosis from the symptoms? or did you ave a test???


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Candida overgrowth / started treatment November 2008

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So what would you eat on a daily basis? I think I may have this, too.

Sure sounds like candida to me. When I had to kick candida out of my system, I didn't stop eating carbs at all. I stopped sugars, yeasts, vinegars, and fruits. I also began taking caprylic acid capsules. That's basically all I did, and it worked. In a matter of weeks I felt like I had a brand new body. I started adding back fruit over a very long time (years), probably more slowly than necessary, but I didn't want to undo the progress. I've remained off all the other items to this day. But again, carbs I kept eating, and I really ate gobs of it too.

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So what would you eat on a daily basis? I think I may have this, too.

I would really like an answer to that....can anyone help as here?????


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Candida overgrowth / started treatment November 2008

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Sounds like a predicament...

From what I have read...its basically that you just don't want to eat things that feed candida...

But there are many different theories too...

You could try those capriyllic acid (sp) caps...and eliminating certain foods like Rice Guy mentioned.

I thought I might have been struggling with it the last month... i started just eating raw garlic cloves...and in a few days I felt different. But I also pretty much stopped eating even rice or yams. So basically I was just eating fruit, meat, and veggies.

How fun is this!! I think its way funner than a pizza party. Yep.

but seriously...for some reason i feel better now. i've been getting tons more sleep but also my life-stress level has gone down considerably recently.

I wish you the best of luck and keep asking questions !!!!!


I eat whatever I want. But I listen to my body. I just can't eat a lot of diary or grains. If I do eat them, I savor and chew them slowly and well... I don't like feeling sluggish and if I eat alot of those things I start feeling sluggish. I feel very cleaned out now. I like to eat lots of raw fruits and veggies. I think for me I just can't eat things that are inflammatory, and dairy and all grains are inflammatory to me. So looks like I'll be eating mainly fruits, veggies, wild or grass-fed meats, and figure out what other stuff I can eat thats not too inflammatory. I'll probably also drink wine or brandy and use other plants things that are anti-inflammatory. Yeah!

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good for you!! + you give me hope!! when you say carbs I guess you mean rice and potatos.....

one more question....how did you find out? self - diagnosis from the symptoms? or did you ave a test???

Sure, I continued to eat rice, potatoes, etc. I can't say it would not have worked better to avoid them, but since my recovery was so fast and pronounced, I knew I was on the right track, thus didn't have to look for other ways to beat down the candida.

I self-diagnosed. All the stupid doctors I went to never had a clue about candida, much less gluten. It was a pamphlet from a health store which clued me in. It had a checklist, to score yourself and get an idea of the possibility of candida issues. I had practically every symptom.

So what would you eat on a daily basis? I think I may have this, too.

Well, from what I've read, complex carbs aren't so much a problem as the various forms of sugar. My diet has always been all homemade, from scratch. So I never had a problem finding things to eat. But I do suppose if the problem is severe enough, some of the more complex carbs might present a problem. However, my first thought as to a solution might be to put a healthy spoonful or two (or three, or ten :)) of coconut oil on the meal. I never found anything that doesn't taste great with coconut oil. Rice, veggies, pasta, etc. Since coconut oil has a good amount of caprylic acid, and the Medium Chain Fatty Acids are easily assimilated and burned for fuel, it can help to provide satiety, energy, and fight candida all at the same time. Seems like this might actually be a way to provide the body with the needed energy, without sugars or carbs. But of course not everyone can eat fat and not gain weight, and like anything else, at some level it would be too much to be healthy.


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Sure, I continued to eat rice, potatoes, etc. I can't say it would not have worked better to avoid them, but since my recovery was so fast and pronounced, I knew I was on the right track, thus didn't have to look for other ways to beat down the candida.

I self-diagnosed. All the stupid doctors I went to never had a clue about candida, much less gluten. It was a pamphlet from a health store which clued me in. It had a checklist, to score yourself and get an idea of the possibility of candida issues. I had practically every symptom.

Well, from what I've read, complex carbs aren't so much a problem as the various forms of sugar. My diet has always been all homemade, from scratch. So I never had a problem finding things to eat. But I do suppose if the problem is severe enough, some of the more complex carbs might present a problem. However, my first thought as to a solution might be to put a healthy spoonful or two (or three, or ten :)) of coconut oil on the meal. I never found anything that doesn't taste great with coconut oil. Rice, veggies, pasta, etc. Since coconut oil has a good amount of caprylic acid, and the Medium Chain Fatty Acids are easily assimilated and burned for fuel, it can help to provide satiety, energy, and fight candida all at the same time. Seems like this might actually be a way to provide the body with the needed energy, without sugars or carbs. But of course not everyone can eat fat and not gain weight, and like anything else, at some level it would be too much to be healthy.

Thank you so much for the info!!! you are helping a lot.


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Candida overgrowth / started treatment November 2008

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You sound like you may have parasites in general (which includes candida). Check out this website: Humaworm


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Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

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You sound like you may have parasites in general (which includes candida). Check out this website: Humaworm

thank you ursa major!!!!! I'll check it out


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Candida overgrowth / started treatment November 2008

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