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Rachie
Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 10:14pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I have not been doing my Explorer diet for a long time now and my health has deteriorated and my weight has risen (surprise surprise). It is time to get back on track ... nothing like the news of a good friend being diagnosed with a shocking and scary illness to wake you up!

I am an O type Swami Xpress Explorer. I have candida but there is no button in Swami Xpress to click for candida, so I am wondering what I should do. Standard anti-candida diets have lots of avoids in, such as coconut and avocado, but my Swami diet has beneficial fruits and sweeteners in it, which are no-no's in standard anti-candida diets, so I'm getting a bit confused about what might be the best way to go.

Does anyone have any advice on what the best thing to do would be?

Thank you!  
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Lloyd
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Quoted from Rachie
I have candida but there is no button in Swami Xpress to click for candida, so I am wondering what I should do.

Thank you!  


http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/30.html

and

http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/17.html
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I would avoid foods that are naturally high in sugar or have sugar added to them. Whether they are on your SWAMI or not,

I would look at the fungal health protocol for ideas on what take to control Candida.

http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/30.html

I especially recommend the Intrinsa product.

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP054


There is lots of material on this site related to candida, if you search.  Here is just one example of doing a search:

https://www.google.com/#q=site:dadamo.com+candida+-%22spit+test%22


MIfHI                            I follow a SWAMI diet.
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Rachie
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Thank you all for the suggestions  

If I were to do the protocols, should I do them one after the other or both at the same time?

And when you say avoid foods naturally high in sugar, do you mean grains and starchy veg as well as fruit, C_Sharp? Would I have to avoid things such as rice, spelt, carrots and parsnips, all of which are beneficial or diamond beneficial? It seems that following Swami AND avoiding some of these things would be the most restrictive diet of all, which makes me wonder if it would be better to do a conventional anti-candida diet because at least I would be able to have avocado and coconut and some other things ...

I want to follow my Swami diet, but I'm not sure if I'll be able if I have to cut out lots of the beneficial foods.

Thank you for your help!  
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Quoted from Rachie
Thank you all for the suggestions  

which makes me wonder if it would be better to do a conventional anti-candida diet because at least I would be able to have avocado and coconut and some other things ...



In the end it's up to you. I don't suggest it but it is an option.

I recently had to clear up some thrush after a course of some pretty nasty antibiotics. My choice was to use nystatin along with my normal diet plus extra Polyflora.

Whatever works. Preferably with minimal collateral damage, if you know what I mean.

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Rachie
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Thank you Lloyd, yes, you're right, it is up to me at the end of the day. I guess that's why I'm asking the questions, because I want to make the right decision for me.

Sorry if I'm being impatient, but if you don't mind I'll ask them again (maybe my waffle got in the way of my questions before):

I wonder if anyone could tell me whether I should do two protocols at the same time or one after the other?

And C_Sharp, when you say avoid foods naturally high in sugar, do you mean other things as well as fruit, such as rice, spelt, carrots and parsnip, all beneficial in my Swami Explorer diet?

Thank you for your help, it is much appreciated  
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My perspective is that Candida is a fungus that feeds on sugar.

You feed the fungus and it will bloom.

The fungus does not care if the sugar comes from an avoid or a beneficial.

Other people on the forums have a different perspective than me.

Eating beneficials will help restore the overall health of your body. A healthy body will help protect you against parasitic infections.

Beneficials will also help restore the proper ratio of gut flora which also makes you less vulnerable to fungal infections.

There are beneficials that are not high in sugar. These may be better for you until you bring the Candida overgrowth in check.




Some of the Candida folks want to bring the sugars way down. I personally do not think extremes or zero is necessarily desirable. I prefer balance and moderation.


MIfHI                            I follow a SWAMI diet.
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Tom Martens
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Quoted from Rachie
Thank you all for the suggestions  

at least I would be able to have avocado and coconut and some other things ... )


http://northamericanpharmacal.com/living/2013/12/ask-dr-dadamo-why-cant-i-eat-coconut/


Be who you are.  Those who mind don't matter, those who matter won't mind.

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Rachie
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That's a useful link about coconut, thanks Tom!  

C_Sharp, yes, I like moderation too Which is why I am wondering about how strict I would need to be with my foods that contain sugars, such as rice, carrots, etc.
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Bekki Shining Bearheart
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Thanks for the link about coconut, I've been looking for a good succinct explanation.
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I found the GTD and SWAMI Explorer diets to be too full of carbs.  I do better on a lo-carb version of SWAMI.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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Rachie
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That's interesting, SquarePeg. Do you reduce the grains or the fruits or both? And do you increase the proteins or fats or both?

Thank you!  
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SquarePeg
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Thank you for your question. I don't pay close attention to portion sizes.  But my guess is that I eat extra fats, such as ghee and olive oil, and protein to a lesser degree.  I reduce grains and sweeteners, and I choose less sugarary fruit such as green bananas and blueberries, for example, per the 21-day sugar detox suggestions.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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Quoted from SquarePeg
I found the GTD and SWAMI Explorer diets to be too full of carbs.  I do better on a lo-carb version of SWAMI.
I'm the same SP!!! Must be due to being a Rh-?
And Rachie imo (and from experience)I'd cut out all carbs that aren't extremely low glycemic, while you are trying to heal... Even carrots can be too high in sugars (especially if cooked)

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Rachie
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Thank you both. I'm not sure I can cut carbs to that degree, especially during the winter when my body naturally wants more starch. I'll give it my best shot though.

Gosh, I wish this was easier!
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Jane
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About your question about the protocols.  Start with the top suggestion first, then add more if necessary - you don't have to do all of them.
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Thank you Jane  
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