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I don't know what to do.. It seems, though I"m eating rediculously healthy, that I keep developing new food allergies.
I am now allergic to dairy, eggs, gluten, wheat, rye, corn, millet, buckwheat, nightshades, cruciferous vegetables, citrus fruits, nuts, avodado, pineapple, brewer's yeast etc.
Now, I'm trying desperately hard to figure out what's causing this. I take probiotics, vitamins, and don't eat any processed foods. Do I have candida?
I am hypothyroid, but am on Armour thyroid 90mg, so I doubt that's causing anything. I think I might try some adrenal support, cause they were a little low last time, but still in normal ranges... but other than that I think I'm ready to jump off a bridge or something because I can't figure this out.
Could the gluten free grains I've been eating cause this? Because it seems I don't tolerate grains very well. Or the occasional nightshades?
You can find out easily in the morning if you have candida- have a glass of water available when you rise in the morning in a glass you can see through. Before drinking or eating, let siliva come into your mouth and let it fall into the water. check every fifteen minutes for an hour, if you see a stringy substance floating down, kinda looks like an octopus, you have candida. you can look the test up on internet called spit test for candida. for more information.
For your own benefit when so much seems lost in allergies, or avoids to your blood type, think positive and make a list of everything you still can eat, even things you never tried before, you may find out it's good and if you don't know how to prepare something, ask and we will help you. Remember to check typebase after baking your list and double check yourself.
That way you will be starting fresh, and will soon be feeling great! Think positive thoughts, if a negative one comes in your head, say don't be silly there's better things to think or, or to do. get off this stinkin thinkin life goes on. You can do it. We're all behind you!
Hey Scott,I totally feel for you because I am in the same boat with many of the same food allergies you have. If we are talking about the same test " Aliza" my most severe were wheat,gluten,eggs,all dairy,pineapple,pinto beans. I also had tons of moderate foods that should be on 4 day rotation.Interestingly enough I also am hypothyroid and take bovine thyroid daily. I also just did the spit test and it looks positive for candida. Hang in there
how hard is candida to get rid of? I've been on a really strict healthy diet for over a year, but I contine to eat fruits, some grains (sugar). And I haven't taken any anti-fungals.
I also have (before the diet) tons of anti-inflammatories for surgery i had, was on antibiotics a lot as a kid, etc. So I don't know.. I definitely ate bad over a year ago, but I'm wondering how hard candida is to get rid of.
Scott I don't know if this will be suitable to you but it sure helped me. I have irritable bowel and had candida. I have been on theBTD diet for quite sometime and my irritable bowel is well under control.I started taking a product called Biokult which i can't get in Aus but import from UK . it is wonderful and seems to help me tolerate so much more food and I no longer suffer from the candida. Worth a try.
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I also have been fighting a fungal infection, probably candida for some time with some results, but haven't been able to eliminate it. MoDon says that the Candida will feed on mercury from silver amalgam fillings and killing it will release the mercury into the body... Double-edged sword... I have cut almost all grain and all sugar, fruits (except fruit compote - cranberry, pineapple, fig and blueberry and a daily grapefruit). About the sweetest thing I eat is sweet potato - either smothered in plain yogurt or the above fruit compote...
When I first did the spit test for candida, the reaction was almost exactly as you described it... I also had white covering the tongue which was painful about half of the time. Now, most of the white and pain is gone, unless I eat too much starch or sweet... From what I've read, Candida is very difficult to beat because you need to kill it and heal the immune system and damaged nerves at the same time. Nerves take a long time to heal, so this becomes a long process.
I also need to remove some amalgam fillings before I continue with intense Candida removal, but I have decided to eat compliantly and allow the body to continue removing toxicity prior to challenging it with all the amalgam removal right now.
I've also read that the fungicides prescribed by most M.D.s attack the immune system as much as the Candida, so that when the fungicide course is completed, the Candida can rebuild much faster than the immune system, so the end result can be worse than before... I don't have actual experience with this however.
I hope there is some information here that helps you...
You may want to give oil pulling a try and try and get the bacteria out of your mouth ( you can fine it on net or here in pass post. Also if you have mercury fillings I would get them removed before trying to beat candida. the way MoDon explain it I think that is the correct way to proceed. Sweets are a disaster for candida.