Archives for: February 2002, 05
Thank you for your last reply and your suggestion of my candida problem. I used to have candida and did candida diets and eventually used grapefruit seed extract to get on top of it. It makes sense now as to why the diet never worked so well after the antidepressants, they must have lowered my immune system so that I got a lung infection and eventually, although I tried to fight it myself I had to go to the doctor who put me on anti-biotics, steroids, etc.
Now I have my answer, you really hit the nail on the head, that kicked off the candida again, should have known, especially when the sugar cravings were so intense. I never realised the coated tongue was a symptom.
I would like to thank the suggestion from someone about the protein absorption. I do relate to that also. I tried to get 5HTP which apparently is no longer available in Ireland, so had to get it from England, but a health food shop said they would suggest SucroGuard for sugar cravings or chromium. It has helped, it has Magesium Ascorbate 250mg, Magnesium Malate 100mg, Magnesium Fumerate 100mg, Magnesium Pantothenate 50mg, B6 25mg, B3 25mg, B1 15mg, B2 15mg, Manganese Ascorbate 8mg, Chromium Polynicotinate 4mg. They seem to work ok I take 2.
I did the flush last night but I don't think I passed any stones but the bowels are sure empty. I don't know how you would see any stones in everything else. After doing the morning epsom doses I'm sure I was just getting a bowel clear out. I woke about 4.30am and went to the toilet, I wasn't sure whether I was supposed take the 'first thing in the morning' dose or not, but as I had to go somewhere I hadn't planned on I decided to take it, maybe it was too early.
Anyway, I have had an extremely coated tongue since doing the juice, veg etc., and very coated this morning, didn't feel that well today either, quite weak also (although I attempted juice days a few times during the week only to find I wouldn't be able to stay at home, so I haven't had much protein for a week).
I would really like to do diet now for candida but would like some guidance. I was allowed apples and pears the last time, about 10 years ago. I note you recommended blueberries, etc., to someone else none of which I can get here. I would like to know exactly what to avoid, I have really struggled getting this strict although I have been trying since I last wrote. It is a long time since I did candida diet before and now I have dones the flush I feel determined to get it right. I would like to also know what I can have if possible in the fruit line. Also is veg gly a no no. I drizzle it on a grilled grapefruit, it is lovely. Also how long, I think I had to do diet for 6 weeks before.
Thanks for those fantastic recipes today, although it is going to be a while before I can try them. A pity because I really struggle with packed lunches. I am going to try them for my daughter who after extreme resistance has said she would try the diet. School lunches are a problem as they all go to town and buy rubbish and she wont take a packed lunch like a salad as it just aint cool! She asked me today to go and pick her up and bring her home for lunch which would be difficult and it is 20mins away, but I would do it if she is willing to try it, but these recipes could give her something to eat for a couple of days a week. I'll let you know. She is very lethargic so I am realy keen for her to try.
Thank you so much for your continued support. Janet in Donegal
Hello, Janet! Yes, do try those "food bar" recipes for your daughter ~ Even if she still gets a bit of lunchtime rubbish now and again, she'll have eaten the good stuff first -- and will eat less of the other.
Well, when you did the juicing and the flush, your tongue became more coated and you're feeling debilitated. It seems you stirred up the little critters who're not so well pleased with you now. This is a good thing! Now you know what you have to do ~ no confusion! :-)
Your grilled grapefruit and veg gly are fine. Vegetable glycerine is great for candida diets, as it is not metabolized as 'sugar,' but tastes like it.
Go ahead and follow the directions I gave to Jim, just use your O diet as the basis. Avoid all grains, milk/milk products, and sugars of all kinds, and all dried fruit. Settle on meats, fowl, fish, eggs, oils, vegetables and mold-free nuts/nutbutters and whatever beneficial or neutral fresh or frozen fruit is available to you. Do as much batch-cooking and preparation in advance as you can, as it is infinitely easier to warm up some soup or stew or a mix of steamed or sauteed vegetables than it is to cook every time you're hungry.
Look at the Immune-Enhancing, Intestinal Health and Yeast/Fungus protocols for O, and choose from the topmost down. Try to take at least #1 from each, more if you can do. And continue as before with the GSE.
I suggest you continue until you wake up in the morning feeling good, and see that you have a clean tongue. Because this modified diet is a perfectly healthy one for you, you can do it indefinitely without harm. When you've been symptom-free for at least two months, you can experiment with adding foods that you eliminated, but in small and infrequent quantities.
The symptoms may get worse for a bit, and that's merely the sign that it's working. You can keep filling in with veg juices whenever you like, and do another flush in six weeks or so. I think you'll notice a difference in the results. If you have got hold of it, take the PolyFlora-O regularly.
I hope you're excited about this -- I am! I do believe you're on the perfect track now to clear up a great deal of what's been "on you" for so long.
Very best wishes, and let me know what your daughter thinks of the 'cool' snacks you'll be making for her! :-D