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CoachAng
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 1:27am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hello!  My name is Angie and I am happy to have found ER4YT.  I have lots riding on this diet.  I was very healthy a year ago.  Back in May, something changed.  My integrative doc thinks I have leaky gut and possibly yeast overgrowth (Candida).  I am now having reactions to almost all foods daily.  My thyroid is being affected, hair is falling out, constant fatigue, brain fog, kidney/liver pain (probably due to detoxing), all over rash, heart palps,  and more.  I have tried several dieting approaches to feel better.  Might work for a few days, then bam I hurt all over!

Since I am a Type A, I am to be more of a vegetarian, lower on protein.  I was heavily in to strength training when my symptoms started.  Eating chicken 3 times per day, protein bars, protein drinks, and lifting weights and running.  I was very fit, or so I thought.

Has any other Type A's overcome leaky gut and/or Candida using the ER4YT?  Since A's diets are to be primarily grains/legumes, how did you successfully overcome it?  My integrative doc tried to put me on GAPS and I got worse FAST.  As you might know, GAPS uses lots of fats/proteins/bone broths early on to heal.  

I need LOTS of advice, guidance, support, and success stories.  I am extremely depressed and scared to try yet another approach.  I need to hear that people are making it to the other side with this diet approach.  

PLEASE PLEASE share away!  I would LOVE to hear some positives!!!!

Much appreciation in advance!!!  Looking forward to buddying up with another Type A who would like a friend!  

Angie      
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try this test to set you straight and target your guidelines for starts

http://www.4yourtype.com/WLP_BTD.asp


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Hi angie. I've been on this diet for a year. It does take discipline. Don't stress if you aren't perfect at first. I'm still trying to improve but I'm getting there. I was on the A diet for a short time and felt terrible. Once I got on the O diet I felt much better so it works. Just stay committed and if you have questions there are so many kind people here. Welcome!
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Hi Rachel!  I see where you started with A but switched to O.  Why did you start with A?  Is that your blood type but you just feel better eating the O diet?  I am a bit confused. Sorry!    I do think I need a bit of protein in my diet, but not as much as I was consuming lifting weights (I was eating over 150g per day many days - I only weighed 130 lbs at the time).  I have lost SO MUCH WEIGHT with this battle with leaky gut/candida - whatever this issue is.  I just wish I knew more about the diet and hear some success stories.  I see you are from Indiana - are you from the north or south part of the state?  I am from Indiana, too!

Thanks for your welcome and support!!!
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Hi Lola!  Is that test a basic test to determine supps one might need on this regimen?  I have LOTS to learn here.......feeling very overwhelmed.  

Before getting into strength training, I used to follow a vegetarian, high grain diet out of natural habit.  Not sure if it was good or bad at the time, but it seemed to be pretty parallel with the blood type diet.  I really went against the grain (no pun intended) when I went on high protein, lower carb way of eating.  I pray that this ER4YT can help heal my body.  
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I'm sorry I didn't mean to confuse you. I was confused at the time. I didn't know my blood type and guessed I was an A like my dad. I turned out to actually be O which you can see in my shield.

I don't know a lot about the A diet so I'm not the best to help you. Do you know only about the blood type diet? There is also Genotype diet, secreter status, Swami, and for you A1 or A2. But you don't need to know or have any of that yet to start. I just wanted to say that I have swami and it is great if you can afford it. You might think about looking into that and secreter status later. Learn all you can. I'm still learning!

I'm so south in IN I'm almost in KY. Lots of corn around here. If you ever wanna chat feel free to PM me.
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Quoted from CoachAng


Since I am a Type A, I am to be more of a vegetarian, lower on protein.  I was heavily in to strength training when my symptoms started.  Eating chicken 3 times per day, protein bars, protein drinks, and lifting weights and running.  I was very fit, or so I thought.

Has any other Type A's overcome leaky gut and/or Candida using the ER4YT?  Since A's diets are to be primarily grains/legumes, how did you successfully overcome it?  


I do not do much traditional grain (some rice).

I am more likely to use Quinoa, flax, chia, lentils (ground into flour).

For protein: I do foods like turkey and salmon. salmon.



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CoachAng, do you have any of Dr. D's books?  If you want to begin with the blood type diet, LR4YT is a wonderful, user-friendly book with great food lists and lifestyle/exercise/supplement suggestions.  You can probably find it in your local library if you need to save money.

It would be good to find out your Secretor status so that you can fine-tune your diet.  It is a saliva test that does not require a prescription.
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TE006



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Low carb and higher protein makes me feel awful, though I do sometimes have a craving for a bit more meat and then indulge it.  
Mostly stick with chicken, turkey, fish - occasional venison treat and yesterday my body absolutely demanded a piece of liver.
I need what I call smooth bulk to make me feel satisfied, otherwise I crave sweet anything.
So back on the wagon with oatmeal or rice breakfast, veggies and ghee plus something protein, bit of allowed cheese or today, natto... for lunch and often peanut butter on wheat free toast for tea.
That's when I'm behaving of course

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CoachAng
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Thank you all for your help!!  Yes, I do have two of Dr D's books:  Cook Right 4 Your Type and the Blood Type A Food, Beverage, and Supp Listing.  I will find the Live Right 4 Your Type and purchase it - our local library does not have it.  

Have any of you overcome a leaky gut or candida with this diet?  My concern is the quantity of grains/breads, etc we are to consume.  I could definitely eat that many servings (I tend to lean to carbs/veggies/fruit) but with candida, I have always read all those foods are absolutely detrimental to success beating candida back to its natural state in the gut.  I tried to eat a higher protein diet along with some veggies and no fruit - this is when my thyroid got messed up and all my food intolerances set in.  I believe I have a congested liver on top of it as I have lots of pain around the liver and kidneys.  

I am scared to take the leap of faith and eat fruit and carbs if it will worsen my condition (I am in bad shape already).  

Have any of you overcome (or are overcoming) candida or leaky gut?  Other health issues?  I would love to know more about why you other type A's chose this diet.  

Thank you SO SO MUCH!!!  I am very grateful for your support!!!
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Quoted from CoachAng
Have any of you overcome a leaky gut or candida with this diet?  My concern is the quantity of grains/breads, etc we are to consume.  I could definitely eat that many servings (I tend to lean to carbs/veggies/fruit) but with candida, I have always read all those foods are absolutely detrimental to success beating candida back to its natural state in the gut.  I tried to eat a higher protein diet along with some veggies and no fruit - this is when my thyroid got messed up and all my food intolerances set in.  I believe I have a congested liver on top of it as I have lots of pain around the liver and kidneys.

Do you have any idea what happened "a year ago" to cause this downfall?
Did you have an accident, fall, chemical exposure, etc.?
If it was strictly lectin damage in the intestines, maybe just diet with a heavy focus on healing the gut with Deflect to strip the lectin buildup and Intrinsa to heal the damage would be what is needed...

In many cases, the immune system is severely compromised if candida is recurrent or if you are unable to clear it...  In some cases, the candida is actually helping the body "trap" heavy metals or some other chemical toxin to keep it from poisoning the body.  If, as you think, you have sluggish liver activity, work on that and on the gut flora to strengthen the digestive activity and filtration first.  As this starts to function better, the whole body will work better and the immune system will start to control the candida by itself.  Following the diet for your type and adding some Liver Support and Digestive protocol supplements are probably the best course of action for you.

In either case, you don't want to eat very low carb or you will likely get to a point that you don't have adequate cellular energy to dispel the waste matter at a cellular level.  If you get here, it is a VERY long road to rebuild cellular energy as well as rebuild the damaged body systems, etc...

For the thyroid type issues - Have you added any compliant sea vegetables to your diet for the mineral / iodine?  I was so iodine deficient that I used the  "iodine patch" method to increase iodine quickly...


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I would also treat the liver as a priority what with all that protein,

I would highly recommend you take a secretor test to fine tune the diet. I would be surprised if you are not a NON secretor. but I think it very important to be sure.

If you are a non secretor I suspect you should have been eating less protein and fat and therefore have a problem with the liver ( I think I have hat right)

Just keep reading and asking like we all do at the start, much to learn. it gets easier when you realise what you should do (which takes as long as it takes and what is actually wrong with you.


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Ok, this response might be kind of lengthy and I hope you all can read it to the end to understand what I went through a year ago.  Leading up to a year ago, I was a carb-type person.  I liked protein but always 'led' myself to the carbs first - just natural.  I liked fruit and veggies, but I also liked my sweets.  I indulged whenever I wanted because I was thin and did not think much of it at the time.  Around 2008, I got heavy into fitness.  I really ramped up my protein intake in late 2011 and into 2012.  I was working towards achieving lots of muscle, but still looking like a lady.  In October 2011, I started having heart palps, was checked out and all was fine.  Not sure when it started, but I began producing lots of mucus (clear, egg white looking stuff), watery eyes, etc.  My doc said it was allergy-related and not to worry.  Again, me being super healthy, I moved forward.  Noticed that I was starting to exerience dry mouth through the night.  Night sweats started approx 1 year ago (but I am 41, so I thought this was relative to my age).  I look back at pics and I can see age progression in my face, vertical lines between my eyes, thinning hair, etc just in the last few years.  I underwent lots of stress around 2006 and again in 2009, which somewhat ties to this time period.  Okay, roll forward to May 2012.  I thought I had the onset of a vaginal infection and I let warm water run over the urethra/vaginal area from my tub faucet.  I am a very natural person and do not believe in douching and such.  Within 2 days, my symptoms started - they started as bladder spasms, so my initial thought was I 'pushed' yeast into my body via the urethra.  My urologist said that the ureters/urethra should have been too acidic to let that happen.  After seeing several docs, countless rounds of bloodwork, etc, I was led to an integrative doc who does stool samples as well as saliva testing.  He found out I am sensitive to wheat, have no probiotics in my gut (sterile gut), low vitamin d, thyroid was ok, but he thought it could be a smidge better, and I possibly had low stomach acid.  He put me on lots of supps, including a supp for candida just in case I had overgrowth.  I did well for a month.  He doubled up on my probiotic and from that day forward, I have had histamine reactions to almost all foods, a pins and needles feeling all over, sensitivity to heat, burning scalp, many chemical sensitivities, intense heart palpitations.  He then said it has to be gut related and put me on the GAPS diet.  UGH - mostly protein and some veggies.  I got worse very fast and my body went into ketosis.  Ever since this time, I have become sensitive to carbs, too.  I just feel like my body cannot tolerate much of anything.  I was down to 109 lbs and I am almost 5'8" tall.  I am desperate for help.  I tried to see a gastrointerologist and he told me nothing was wrong - just go eat anything and everything.  My GP wanted to put me on histamine blockers.  I am lost and am very scared.  

I should share that as of May when my symptoms started, I was still eating lots of protein.  In late 2011, I was drinking close to 32 oz of dairy per day.  I gave it up for New Years 2011, so I was not drinking it early 2012, but I had recently added it back into my diet.  So, I was still eating chickn (probably 2-3 times per day 4 oz per serving), eating protein bars/drinks, eating 'some' veggies, but not enough to offset the chicken, and had just started eating fruit again.  Was not eating many carbs.  

Ugh......I need some serious help and guidance.  I know it may be a long road, but I just want to start feeling some positive progress.  Each day I feel worse not better.  Just when I think I am hitting rock bottom, it only gets worse again.   I am desperate!
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The heart palps suggest magnesium deficiency [pos thyroid too] - perhaps you could use some Epsom salts [magnesium sulphate] dissolved in water and massaged onto your skin a couple of times a day.... or a foot soak or in your bath water.

You could also try the iodine on skin test as mentioned above - I check myself regularly, having had thyroid problems in the past.  My patch test this am is still visible, but 2 days ago it wasn't lasting more than 2/3 hours.

As a fellow A I would say your protein intake has been far, far too high.  Try complex carbs and leave the fruit out for now - starchy veggies and any grain [wholegrain rice?] you can tolerate, with small amounts of protein and possibly some flax oil and or ghee.
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Sounds like adrenal fatigue-- not to send you in a new direction but just as a thought.


Might just be a very simple fix with the right approach.


Where do you live? Any chance you can just go see Dr. D'Adamo or go to University of Bridgeport?


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Hello!  My name is Angie and I am happy to have found ER4YT.  I have lots riding on this diet.  I was very healthy a year ago.  Back in May, something changed.  My integrative doc thinks I have leaky gut and possibly yeast overgrowth (Candida).  I am now having reactions to almost all foods daily.  My thyroid is being affected, hair is falling out, constant fatigue, brain fog, kidney/liver pain (probably due to detoxing), all over rash, heart palps,  and more.  I have tried several dieting approaches to feel better.  Might work for a few days, then bam I hurt all over!

Since I am a Type A, I am to be more of a vegetarian, lower on protein.  I was heavily in to strength training when my symptoms started.  Eating chicken 3 times per day, protein bars, protein drinks, and lifting weights and running.  I was very fit, or so I thought.

Has any other Type A's overcome leaky gut and/or Candida using the ER4YT?  Since A's diets are to be primarily grains/legumes, how did you successfully overcome it?  My integrative doc tried to put me on GAPS and I got worse FAST.  As you might know, GAPS uses lots of fats/proteins/bone broths early on to heal.  

I need LOTS of advice, guidance, support, and success stories.  I am extremely depressed and scared to try yet another approach.  I need to hear that people are making it to the other side with this diet approach.  

PLEASE PLEASE share away!  I would LOVE to hear some positives!!!!

Much appreciation in advance!!!  Looking forward to buddying up with another Type A who would like a friend!  Angie      


Oh, my, all that chicken would have put me in my grave all by itself!! Eat turkey instead, but not three times a day!! There are people on the forum that have been right where you are, and I'm sure they will have lots of advice for you. I haven't had the "leaky" problem in many years, but I know plenty about the candida beast! I fought that one tooth and nail for a couple of years, but that was before I learned about Dr. D. and his diets. I did get the best of it, though, by the hardest. Thankfully, you have found the right place to get help already. Just be prepared to give it your best, which I think you are! Good luck and welcome to the forum!!


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Coach, it sounds like you have systemic Candidiasis and a lot of the reactions may only be Candida die-off. Here is a simple article that gives the basics of that. It helps to always remember that Candidiasis can just about mimic any disease - including alcoholism when it really gets bad! And it can nearly destroy your "gut.":

http://www.wholeapproach.com/newsletter/archives/2003/06_June.html


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Here is the link to the protocols Dr. D. recommends for various health problems:
http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/1.html

This is a list of the ones in that list that he recommends for Candida: 3, 17, 30. These supplements he recommends are wonderful for this problem. I will say that the first one I took (not even knowing Dr. D. at that time) was a good probiotic. (I would recommend his probiotic that is formulated for your type.) I had terrific symptoms for three days, but I stuck with it. (When people describe the feeling of having a steel band tightening around their heads they are not kidding!) Then, I began to add the other supplements gradually. There is no use in nearly killing yourself trying to hurry up the cure! Drink lots and lots of water. Of course, the diet for this is very important too, but just try to get a few foods lined up, and a few of the supplements now. You will see why I say that when you start...


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Thank you all SO MUCH!  I am really worried at the supplement listing - I am so buried in debt right now due to all my doctor bills, etc.  My ins does not cover the doc I am seeing - integrative medicine.    Ugh...... If I were to buy all those supplements, there would be 15-20 of them.    Is this what you all did to recover - purchased all of them from the beginning?  

I have researched candidiasis until I was blue in the face.  I had a stool test run, but it came back negative but I had been on an anti-candida diet for over 30-45 days at that point.  It is possible it was just lying dormant at the time.  I might have only killed off the 'smaller stuff' and the larger rhizomes came back to repopulate with a vengeance.  

I want to beat this thing ONCE AND FOR ALL!  I just have no idea what to eat.  I am literally starving right now - my family is extremely worried about me.  No doctors can help me.   If I eat brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, etc., I am worried about damaging my gut with 'grains' and further feeding candida.  If I eat fruit, I am afraid of feeding the candida.  If I eat carrots, candida.  I just don't know what is left, other than veggies and protein again - which I believe has caused lots of my issues anyway.  

I did forget a few good points that I need to make - I have been a constipated person for many years and it got really bad closer to the peak of my issues in May 2012 (could have been all that animal protein).  Also, the week before this May 2012 episode began, I was running a sprint drill to increase my time.  I literally sprinted for a solid mile - trying to beat my time and get under 7:00 minute/mile.  I did this 2 days in a row.  I have read now that this could damage a gut and cause it to leak.  

I have been on a very strict diet for a long time.  I eliminated gluten back in July 2012 on my own.  Doc had me eliminate grains effective Aug 2, 2012, but I added them back in around October-ish 2012.  My thyroid took a dump after 30 days of no-grains (early Sept), but I kept pushing on thinking I would feel better.      

I have read a lot about die-off and thought it only lasted a few days to a few weeks then subsided.  Mine has been pretty constant since eary September.  It honestly has been a daily struggle to shower, eat, concentrate.  I feel histamine reactions within 20 minutes of eating.  My doc said 'yeast' would not respond that quickly where I would actually 'feel' it happen.  

I just cannot take much more.  I know something is wrong.  May 14 is a day I will never forget as long as I live.  

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I also wonder if I could have killed the yeast if it were present ( I was 100% committed to that diet the entire time) and now I am left with toxins drifting around my body that cannot get eliminated due to the leaky gut it left behind.

I can actually feel my body go from alkaline to acidic as I am eating foods and it is digesting.  This is really strange to me.  

Oh, and I also tried that liver flush you see lots about on the internet.  You do epsom salt drinks, then at bedtime do a concoction of grapfruit juice and extra virgin olive oil.  Done 2 of those trying to help my liver.  Not sure if that was a bad idea now looking back..........
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When you have systemic Candidiasis it takes much longer to rid your body of its ravages. I certainly don't think you should buy up all those supplements right now, as I said. Are you taking a probiotic already? Some of the more recent diets for systemic Candidiasis allow fruit, but mine did not for the first few weeks. And, YES, your stool could come back clear and there could be infestations of this stuff anywhere else in your body. I got so weak in my muscles that I could not even iron for more than about a minute, and I am a very strong person normally. I would become so weak trying to dust the house that I would have to go to bed. Using a vacuum was out of the question. I became a complete phobic about mold of any description. The first symptom I would have was my ears would start popping! I felt like a complete freak. I'm sure this sounds very familiar to you. Food did absolutely nothing for me.

When you feel the acid building up, take 1/4 teaspoon of pure baking soda in a little water. Candida hates an alkaline environment. I wish I had known this twenty-five years ago!! And, take it from me, most doctors don't know very much about systemic Candidiasis. My doctor, an OB/GYN freely admitted to me that he knew nothing about it until I started talking to him. He read all my books and encouraged all the patients he had with the symptoms I had to read them. He never charged me a dime, and he made calls to the top specialists in this country trying to get help for me. They wanted to see me, but there was no way I could travel at that time.

About the veggies and protein - that is all I ate for two or three weeks when I first started, along with the probiotics. I was having to eat a small amount about every two hours so it was a challenge to have enough food in the house. I did not eat food that had the slightest chance of having invisible mold on it. I stayed away from all sources of toxins that I could. Anything with sugar in it was taboo. My wonderful husband went on this regimen with me so he could give me his strongest support! I don't know whether I would have made it or not without him. I have a very good friend who was invaluable too.

Even after all these precautions I eventually had to take Nystatin to go that last stretch to get all of it out of my body. Whether a limited amount of soda would have spared me taking the Nystatin I don't know, but I feel now that it would have. I am a strong believer in keeping the pH in my body as balanced as possible!


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When you were writing about your concerns about debt, etc, I could just see your pH going through the floor! Worries like that are as corrosive as - well, acid!


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I want to beat this thing ONCE AND FOR ALL!  I just have no idea what to eat.  I am literally starving right now - my family is extremely worried about me.  No doctors can help me.   If I eat brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, etc., I am worried about damaging my gut with 'grains' and further feeding candida.  If I eat fruit, I am afraid of feeding the candida.  If I eat carrots, candida.  I just don't know what is left, other than veggies and protein again - which I believe has caused lots of my issues anyway.

I would start eating a balanced plan per ER4YT.  You can choose the less starchy vegetables and less fruit.  You can start with the higher protein grains like quinoa or the most fiber type options like brown rice vs. white, etc...  Don't overload on turkey and fish, but don't forget them either...  The oils in the fish will help maintain the proper balance, as well as ghee to help the gut rebuild.


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ABJoe, I would never have gotten over Candida if I had eaten grains of any type, starchy veggies and fruits for those first few weeks. The pain was just not worth it anyway. If carrots are bothering her, that tells the story pretty well right there about what is going on. I couldn't eat carrots, either, at first. But the veggies that were recommended and the proteins worked. They did not recommend eating large meals. It is a devilish ailment to get under control, but I am an example of the fact that it can be done. My doctor told me later that out of the twenty patients he had that had systemic Candida, I was the only one that was willing to stick with the treatment and get well. It takes a lot of grit and determination......


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