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Posted by: suzedgar, Friday, July 27, 2007, 3:36pm
Hello all,

Well - I have to admit that I have been off the blood type diet recently - aaaggh! I have pathetic self discipline.   At least, I exercise a lot which for an O nonny helps.  Anyway, sorry to gross people out, but I am SO embarressed that I have horrible breakouts that have happened all over my back. I wondered if it might be related to wheat and coffee/dairy and sugar. I have been eating everything and anything. I thought it might be related to changing my shampoo and conditioner but I went back to my old one and the acne remained. I cannot wear any of my dresses or summer tops because it is so bad.  
Could the food really do that to my back? I have a little on my face - one one side too - the side I sleep on which makes me think my hair caused it??

Any thoughts would be very helpful
Posted by: suzedgar, Friday, July 27, 2007, 4:48pm; Reply: 1
Hi all,

I posted this on another board here but as  nonny, I thought I would turn to others who carry the nonny burden!  
I have not being doing the diet very well over the last few months - lots of wheat/coffee and dairy - i Know - DISASTER!  I am wondering if this is why I have horrible break outs all over my back.  I think it could be related to my shampoo change - but have tried 10 different shampoos and have this problem.  Is it possible to have that from shampoo??

My face has also broken out on one side - the side I sleep on so again I wonder if my hair is the problem. I have highlighted hair and so cannot use all shampoos.  Or could it be the wrong diet??? I would love to know what to do.  

I cannot wear any of my summer clothes and am a bit embarressed in front  of my new boyfriend ( who is very sweet about it!)
Posted by: geminisue, Friday, July 27, 2007, 5:00pm; Reply: 2
Try rinsing your hair in a cup of apple cider vinegar, after shampooing, then rinse with water.

Also eliminate main avoids again, begin all over if you need to, everything white first and corn, than go on to eliminate kidney beans the next week, and keep on eliminating more until your eating hardly or no avoids.

At the same time your doing this, eat all beneficial foods for you, a few neutrals thrown in is fine too.

And drink at least half your weight in oz of water each day.

Your body will starting a gentle detoxing and you may get rid of your problems with acne.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, July 27, 2007, 5:37pm; Reply: 3
don t forget your skin is your largest organ!
avoids cause inflammation.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, July 27, 2007, 5:41pm; Reply: 4
jump right back on the wagon!
no worries!
Posted by: Don, Friday, July 27, 2007, 6:24pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from suzedgar
Or could it be the wrong diet???

Diet definitely effects the health of your skin.

Posted by: geminisue, Friday, July 27, 2007, 6:51pm; Reply: 6
I think you eating avoids again is what happened here, stick to it for 2 months and see if there are changes, I think you will be happy
Posted by: sluggerbean, Friday, July 27, 2007, 7:33pm; Reply: 7
Suzedgar,

I have found that when I am not following the diet (like now) :B then I develop acne around my chin, mouth, and nose.  If I get back on right away, it will go away within days.  Also, I will up my water intake to help flush the toxins from the system.

Try eating bennies only for a few days and see if the acne clears up.

Good luck! :)
Posted by: Ronagon (Guest), Saturday, July 28, 2007, 5:28am; Reply: 8
suzedgar,

I would definitely get on the O-nonnie diet immediately, and also get on some of Dr. D's larch and Deflect formulas.  It would also be a very good idea to get on the anti-bacterial protocol, which is primarily:

1) astragalus,
2) rose hips,
3) zinc/copper.

I also usually do very well on a lecithin supplement.  

Finally, I would stop using conditioner on my hair.  It will run down your back and cause pimples.  However, I'm a firm believer that, if you pay attention to where on your back you're having the pimples, it might be over the areas and organs that are experiencing the heaviest assault from inflammation and, perhaps, infection.
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Saturday, July 28, 2007, 9:08am; Reply: 9
please go for MSM & high potency vit. A intake for a while.......& vit. C !!
Posted by: Debra+, Sunday, July 29, 2007, 3:28am; Reply: 10
Quoted from suzedgar
Hi all,

I posted this on another board here but as  nonny, I thought I would turn to others who carry the nonny burden!  
I have not being doing the diet very well over the last few months - lots of wheat/coffee and dairy - i Know - DISASTER!  I am wondering if this is why I have horrible break outs all over my back.  I think it could be related to my shampoo change - but have tried 10 different shampoos and have this problem.  Is it possible to have that from shampoo??

My face has also broken out on one side - the side I sleep on so again I wonder if my hair is the problem. I have highlighted hair and so cannot use all shampoos.  Or could it be the wrong diet??? I would love to know what to do.  

I cannot wear any of my summer clothes and am a bit embarressed in front  of my new boyfriend ( who is very sweet about it!)



Actually, I am pretty sure it has to do with your diet and not your shampoo.  Two weeks ago when Dr. D. posted the recipe for NY bread...I made two loaves and they turned out wonderful.  Not for this O though.  I ate too much of it which I have not done in such a long time.  Took me a week to recover and lots of break outs on my chin, neck and shoulders.  I used to think it was the sugar in things, but there isn't any sugar in that bread.  I used spelt, but as a nonnie it didn't sit well with my blood. :)  Eat beneficials as much as possible-stay away from the avoids, drink lots of water and green tea (milk thistle/dandelion/stinging nettle)...get the exercise in..got any deflect?  Keep us posted.

Debra :)
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Sunday, July 29, 2007, 7:54am; Reply: 11
please have an eye for the higher intake of Vit. A, up from 10'000 IU's and much more for some days,
add some garlic and MSM ....good luck :D
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Sunday, July 29, 2007, 9:49am; Reply: 12
sweet roostersis...please give kamut a try ??) ;) ;D :K) or rice flour......(smarty)
Posted by: Don, Sunday, July 29, 2007, 4:54pm; Reply: 13
I merged the 2 threads about the same topic.
Posted by: suzedgar, Monday, July 30, 2007, 12:59pm; Reply: 14
Interesting info - thank you everyone.

I think the wheat and coffee/dairy might be the biggest culprits. AAAAgh cannot give up the cofee - I know I must. I am very weak willed.

The pimples are all over one side of my face and they came on when I was under a lot of stress at my job and they never went away and then the back issue came on a few months ago after changing my shampoo and conditioners.  The pimples are all over the top and middle of my back - not on the sides or lower down - sort of as far down as my hair goes.  I have tried about 10 different types of shampoos and conditioners.

I have very long hair and think that I need to use conditioner - otherwise wouldn't my hair be really coarse???  Do any of you girls not use conditioner?

Posted by: Debra+, Monday, July 30, 2007, 7:03pm; Reply: 15
Try keeping your hair up off of your back neck and face for a bit and see what happens. ;)  I don't use conditioner, but then again I have very short hair. ;)

Debra :)
Posted by: Lola, Monday, July 30, 2007, 8:58pm; Reply: 16
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please go for MSM


on MSM Dr D
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In some testing in the office, MSM seems to make about 50% of the people sick. It might be of some benefit to certain type O's, but using the high protein diet is cheaper and more savory.

http://www.dadamo.com/forum/convert2/config.pl?read=811
Posted by: Debra+, Monday, July 30, 2007, 9:20pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from lola


Oh goodness...and here I am one of the 50%.

Debra :)

Posted by: 245 (Guest), Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 11:30am; Reply: 18
I am not prone to acne....EXCEPT when my diet crumbles (whether it be avoids, or just too much sugary sweets.)  So, yes, get back on the wagon.  But, when I do get an acne breakout, I do find that tea tree oil (topically) helps to minimize the breakout, as well as shorten the time that it takes to go away with it.  I use the Derma E brand, which is 75% Tea Tree oil (Melaluca) and 25% Vitamin E.  If you are concerned about applying oil to your skin, apply it, and then wash it off in about 2-3 hours.  Good luck!
Posted by: SheriBerry, Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 12:11pm; Reply: 19
The main reason I  tried the BTD was to  find a cure for my acne.  I thought I was SO very healthy being a vegetarian.  I couldn't figure out why my skin looked so bad and I felt so tired.  I knew I had enough protein in my diet.  For the longest time I thought it was anything with much fat in it, like olive oil or butter...so I avoided those things, but it never really went away.
A friend mentioned looking into the BTD.  I didn't even know what I was.  Of course, I was an O who was supposed to eat meat!  I was SO desperate to find a fix for my facial acne!  I had tried EVERY product out there.. every cosmetic line...
so, I did.. and I have struggled with giving up coffe, too.. but as soon as I  cut out all wheat and corn products .. and started eating small portions of meat, lots of veggies, lots of fruits.. some nuts.. lots of olive oil... MY SKIN BECAME PRISTINE!!!!!  no more acne!  it is

G O N E!!!!  I am so happy.. I've been on the BTD for close to 4 years now and  I have just recently  stopped the coffee.. I feel SO much better.. didn't think I could ever do it.. I know drink green tea...  but anyway, I am certain that wheat and corn are big culprets in acne..  and diet is THE thing that will affect your skin.. the  BIG thing! so don't let anyone tell you otherwise!  and I work out a lot.. sweat a lot.. and that has very little to do with it.. I can even wear regular sunscreen on my face now... YiPPpPppPyY...   I  wish you luck  and hope you have as much success as I have had.. I am SO thankful!
Posted by: suzedgar, Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 12:37pm; Reply: 20
Sheri,

That is SO encouraging to hear.  I do think the wheat and corn are huge culprits.  I am also trying to give up the coffee because I am convinced that the cream I have is also a problem. Have you given up dairy too?

I do remember doing the diet really well a while ago and my skin looking amazing. I am so fed up now that I think I have to go back and do it. I am 37 years old and sick of looking like this.

Thank you so much for the encouragement. I am interested to hear that your skin was clear on the coffee though.  Do you have more energy now after giving it up?
Posted by: SheriBerry, Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 4:21pm; Reply: 21
Hi suzedgar,

Yes, absolutely I gave up dairy.  As a  vegetarian some of my favorite things were smoothies made with yogert and milk.. and also just yogert with some granola... and keifer with some Special K cereal.... oh did my face look awful!!!!  and this was all about the time I was your age, too.. I was about 40ish  ...  my weight was great.. I loved my vegetarian food.. but my skin looked  awful.. I tried all of these expensive lines.. Erno Laszlo, Pro Active, Chanel, Prescriptives... you name it...
the LOVE of my life was my coffee in the mornings.. I'd have Cafe DuMond with heavy whipping cream ( or just plain milk) and real sugar.  I didn't have any other coffee any other time of the day, just mornings..
So once I  started the BTD, my face got sooo much better.  No dairy except for a tablespoon of  that cream in  my coffee... so several months ago I went cold turkey and started drinking just green tea in the morning...  I often put some Westsoy Soy Milk ( unsweetened) and some sugar in it, but I have done several weeks with nothing in the green tea... my skin is amazing.. no more  pimples or white heads or black heads of any sort.. nada.. and I just use pretty plain stuff on my face.. not a bunch of junk.. any ol' soap sometimes.. I still have a lot of my nce stuff left so I use that most of the time.. but I don't use a lot of extra creams and treatments.. I don't have to!
Also, you should be drinking about 1.5 liters of water a day.. water is important...
another book you might find quite interesting is Dr. Perricone's Acne book.... it seems that the type O diet and Dr. Perricone's diet for one size fits all are pretty similar.. so I  can't say if it's just the blood type diet that has cleared my face or the low glycemic load that I  now eat....  but hey.!! it's working
!
Posted by: suzedgar, Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 4:27pm; Reply: 22
Sheri,

You give me so much hope!!!  Do you eat any fruit at all? I am a non secretor and it definitely sounds like i need to eat a lot less sugar - i eat bagles, cookies etc. I am  not overweight - weigh 108 pounds and I absolutely LOVE my food!!  
It is hard to cut out the carbs - as a non secretor, I am best on no carbs.

Your post has given me enough inspiration to actually do the diet. I am so sick of buying expensive foundation and creams and trying acne medication.  The big problem I have is my back 0 so weird. I cannot wear any summer clothes and it is ridiculous. I really hope this clears up as I don't want to take antibiotics - the dermatologist wants me to. Uugh. They love handing out pills
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 4:32pm; Reply: 23
sheri,
your testimonial is a keeper for all those trying to get rid of acne!
thanks for sharing and being so conscious of the fact that 'the right food IS your medicine'!
Posted by: SheriBerry, Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 2:27am; Reply: 24
oh, gosh, I just HOPE this will work for you as well as it did for me!  and thanks, lola, for the  pat on the back..
I DO eat fruit... I eat plums, grapes, apples and dried figs..dried cherries...  the dried cherries  you find at most health food stores have sugar added to them, so I go light on those..  ONLY when I eat a TON of  fruit does my face  show any signs of acting up.. but it's miniscule!  and yes, I used to eat a TON of bagles and wheat produts.. plus coffee and dairy..and once I cut all of that OUT my acne went away.. and I spent hundreds of dollars on products, too.. ask me and I've tried it...
I   was so desperate that I just had to try this diet.. I don't know if you eat meat, but meat is SO good for O's... I  don't  have  meat twice a day every day, but most days at least once.. eat lots of salad with  olive oil only...  please let me know either here or a PM how this is working for you..  I was just amazed at how my skin became as  clear as a baby's skin on this diet... after YEARS of dermatologist, the PILL... creams... antibiotics... you name it.. I did it... I tried it all..and the BTD is THE only thing that has kept my face clear.. as I said, I think a lot of it has to do with the low glyecmic index that O's eat... but experiment for yourself and see.. just NO wheat dairy or corn.... and easy on the sugar.. always..
Posted by: suzedgar, Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 1:09pm; Reply: 25
Sheri,

I will keep you posted on my progress. It is because of you that I am inspired to do this again.   Yesterday, I had no wheat/corn/coffee or dairy.  

Guess what - already my skin is clearing!!!!! WOW!!

I also think it is the low glycemic index of the O diet. I am going to go easy on the fruit too.

I will let you know how it is going in a few days - thank you so much for this wonderful support - how great it would be not to have to buy so many creams and topical antibiotics etc.
Posted by: 312 (Guest), Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 4:22pm; Reply: 26
I would also be quite interested in your progress as I have 2 sons with a considerable acne history.  One is 17, one is
almost 24, oops and I forgot the one in the military who is 22....he's got it too.  They mostly rely on topicals, except for the 17 year old.  He's taken some vits/herbs that seem to help & probiotics....but it varies.  I am sure about the diet though.....2 are o's, the 22 yr old is a b.....Anyway, best wishes on continued clearing!
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 4:37pm; Reply: 27
Just a note that apples are an avoid for O non-secretors.
Posted by: SheriBerry, Thursday, August 2, 2007, 2:50am; Reply: 28
if you think about it, it's no wonder teenagers suffer so from acne.. think of pizza, sandwitches, hamburgers, french fries with ketchup.. cookies, chips, crackers.. cereal, milk.. their diet is  just about 100% things that contain wheat and raise the glycemic index.  I'm convinced that for SOME people, this is the culprit behind nagging acne.  I just don't see how dermatologists can say that diet has no part in acne.  I think Dr. Perricone's book on acne makes wonderful sense, and I think that's one reason why the O diet on the BTD works so well for me.  Now, Dr. Perricone would say no bananas or mangos for me, but I have one or two occasionally.. and I am able to eat dried cherries and other dried fruits that I KNOW are high glycemic foods..  no problems... they are all bennies on the BTD for me..
anyway,  Suzedgar, I am SO thrilled you are seeing early results!!!!! Keep me posted!!! you won't be disappointed.
Paul, my oldest child doesn't have skin problems..  she is a vegetarian A and eats small portions of  mostly  healthy things, but she doesn't follow any particular diet.. and she is doesn't suffer from any skin/ weight/ health issues.  My second child is a son who is 18.. he had moderate acne but refused to give up his regular foods to clear his skin.. He did the acutane with GREAT success... but I wish  he had  gone the diet route.. oh well... my last son eats more like my daughter.  He's 15 and eats smaller portions of whatever he wants.. but no acne... strange, eh?    But I am CONVINCED that anyone who wants to clear their acne can do so by diet alone...
Posted by: 312 (Guest), Thursday, August 2, 2007, 9:03pm; Reply: 29
Thanks Sheri,
You know the thing is that the kids do eat pretty healthy.  But my oldest with the problems is kind of a vegetarian, and
he's an O, I am guessing that he and my youngest might be nonnies...., but the older one does try to avoid gluten.
I think he needs more clean proteins, but it's hard to get him to listen.  He doesn't really eat junk, but he eats what I call healthy junk, like Newman's fig newtons, etc.  Things that might have too much natural sugars, etc.  But he has taken up biking and takes long rides, seems to help his breathing be clearer, energy better, etc.  The younger one is
less active, and I think that more activity would also help his system.  Since it's summer we encourage him to get out to walk the dog, etc.  Anyway, I believe the Live Right would help them both....
Posted by: SheriBerry, Saturday, August 4, 2007, 11:27am; Reply: 30
Hi Paula,

It's just going to depend on how interested your vegetarian son is in clearing up his face.  My son with medium acne just wouldn't do any diet change.... he isn't a vegetarian and doesn't eat a terrible diet, but he likes his cereal, milk, sandwitch, pizza, et al.... so he went the acutain route.. it made his face perfect, although I don't agree with doing that over diet.. but  that was his choice.  and yes, the Newman's fig  newtons would be loaded with  wheat, which I think is  worse than sugar in the figs...
as I said, I was THE healthiest vegetarian, and my acne wasn't pretty at 40... and the BTD fixed it completely ( at least for an O because the glycemic index is so low)... so I stick with it
Posted by: 312 (Guest), Saturday, August 4, 2007, 5:35pm; Reply: 31
Thanks Sheri, I think that I will talk to him again, or pass on one of my books for him to peruse and decide for himself.  He told me the Newman fig newtons are wheat free, but not gluten free.  So I asked him the ingredients,
turns out they used barley flour, so hmm, I think they still are not such a great choice.  I think he's a nonnie too.
He and my other O son with the sad skin both have had more cavities than the rest of us.  So going on that part of the
equation, I am guessing they are nonnies....so sugars are even more of a problem....it's very interesting I must say!
Posted by: SheriBerry, Monday, August 6, 2007, 11:41am; Reply: 32
I was curious about the ingredients of the  Newtons, so I looked it up.  See all of the corn syrup? and corn flour?  corn is SO bad for O's...it lurks in a lot of products that are unsuspecting unless  you read labels.... in order to get great results  regarding skin, all products with "corn" anything  have to go!



Wheat Free & Dairy Free: Organic Barley Flour, Organic Sugar, Corn Syrup, Organic Figs, Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Yellow Corn Flour, Organic Palm Oil, Water, Glycerine, Leavening (sodium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate), Vanilla, Xanthan Gum, Salt, Natural Flavor, Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier)
Posted by: Lola, Monday, August 6, 2007, 7:22pm; Reply: 33
the other day an O celiac wanted to know more on BTD and how to feed her body.

when I mentioned all her beloved corn products had to go, she dismissed the whole plan asap!!

oh well!!!
Posted by: 312 (Guest), Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 4:39pm; Reply: 34
Yes, I looked at the ingredients, his package of Fig Newmans are unopened, and your list is correct.....so they sit in my kitchen,  I'll figure something to do with them.  By the way, I made muffins this morning with Pamela's bake mix, blueberries, sweetened with agave syrup.  They were very yummy, and more compliant I think.  I also read the thread from MelissaJ about DogtorJ and "the Answer" from the o-nonnie and pets thread, very interesting!!
Posted by: SheriBerry, Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 12:16pm; Reply: 35
so if weight isn't really a problem,  I'd try a diet of tons of bennie veggies, some tofu,  raw bennie nuts...  easy on the fruit.  Maybe some Eziekel bread, but not too much.  Raw nuts really satisfy me, but I  have to be careful because I gain weight.
Interestingly enough, I've been on an " yuck, meat"  kick the last few days... I've been eating all the bennie nuts, salads, veggies for a few days.. don't know what's up, but meat isn't looking appealing... I'm sure I'll get back to it.
I did see ONE pimple, though.. lol.... it's one of the few I've had in years!
Posted by: MzMoonpie, Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 5:59pm; Reply: 36
I know I sound like a broken record, but YEAST.  It can also cause skin problems. My psoriasis responds to pretty much nothing but avoiding the yeast.  When I'm good and don't eat yeast, sugar (including fruit), vinegar, dairy, and alcohol, my psoriasis goes away.  The minute I fall off the wagon, the itchies are back.  

Also, I am lactose intolerant as well.  I don't even bother buying Lactaid anymore so I just don't eat dairy.  A few days ago, I made a recipe with muenster cheese in it and took a couple lactaid.  The next morning, I had zits all around my mouth.  Had to have been the cheese.  

Good luck.  Avoid putting vinegar on your acne or scalp. Yeast feeds off it as well.
Posted by: suzedgar, Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 6:04pm; Reply: 37
interesting ....and I thought this might be the case.  I wondered if an anti-yeast cream on my back might actually work.

Why would one put vinegar on the acne or scalp?  It is true that my skin is completely clear when i don't eat dairy or sugar.   At least - my skin on my face is. I have not found that to be the case with my back.  I think maybe there is some kind of infection there that needs clearing. The doctor gave me antibiotics which have done nothing in one week - have not reduced anything. Maybe I will try the anti yeast cream. - like monistat or something
Posted by: MzMoonpie, Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 6:11pm; Reply: 38
Get rid of the yeast and everything it can feed on.  Taking a probiotic also helps flush it out of the system by promoting the growth of good bacteria.  

My SIL stopped drinking Dr. Pepper for a week and her acne cleared up.  She wouldn't believe me that it was the sugars (not to mention all the other bad stuff in it) that was causing the problem.
Posted by: 312 (Guest), Thursday, August 9, 2007, 2:09pm; Reply: 39
suzedgar, you reminded me of an article in a magazine I read while waiting for one of the guys to have their hair cut.
It actually said that there was a medical trial on some people for acne where they combined benzoyl peroxide with the
active ingredient in some antifungal creams, I want to say terbafine (sp?) that people's skin cleared faster and stayed
clear longer.  I mentioned it to one of my sons, maybe we'll also try it today.  I am sure I have some of this stuff around, like tinactin or whatever it's called....
and I hate to say it, but my oldest is home for a visit, his toenails have fungus problems, it's got to be yeast related....!
Posted by: SheriBerry, Thursday, August 9, 2007, 2:13pm; Reply: 40
Isn't it just amazing how the skin clears when you get the junk out? and when you finally figure out what causes the breakouts?  seemingly "good for you things"   can be such culprits!!  good for some people is NOT good for others....
I just wish I had known years ago what caused my acne... I think of the agony I went through, not to mention the  dollars spent....
I will mention that Dr. Perricone's book on acne is worth looking into.. he goes mostly on diet.. it just so happens that most of what he says goes along with  the type O diet... for me...  I don't question which one..... I just follow along and enjoy my clear skin!!
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 2:42pm; Reply: 41
My DH and I have decided to see if we can put a little more space between this baby and the next, partly for my sanity and partly so I can do a major liver flush and see if I can clear up my skin.  When the baby weans, and before I get pregnant again, I'll see what I can do.  I've been working really hard this last week to do what I can to starve the yeast (I wasn't sure that's what it was, but I decided it couldn't hurt to try).  I quit eating all fruit (although one day I did have some pineapple) except lemons, grapefruit and 1 quart of pure cranberry juice, which I drank up the first couple of days.  I do have to say that the acne is going away some, but then, it goes in cycles anyway.  I'll have to see if it comes back like usual.  

I'm still reeling from the discovery that onions and garlic make my skin break out.  I don't understand it, and I don't like it.  I thought they would help kill whatever's bothering me, if anything.

Days 1 and 2 I really dragged.  Since then I've felt a little more energetic than usual.  I am still drinking 1 c. of natural decaf coffee in the mornings to give me that tiny of bit of caffeine so that I can smile at my family.  

Is nutritional yeast okay to eat if I'm trying to fight Candida?

People put vinegar (or lemon juice is what I use) on their hair as a rinse to get rid of the build-up.  I use natural shampoos now, but I still have to use a rinse.  When I used unnatural shampoos I had to change brands every couple of months or my hair would become really coarse.  It's coarse now all the time, using natural shampoos and natural conditioners, but I don't know what to do about that.  
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 8:03pm; Reply: 42
NY is ok to have...does not interfere with the yeast in candida, in fact it helps.
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, August 17, 2007, 1:21am; Reply: 43
I think I'm experiencing some yeast die-off.  Interesting, since I didn't even know I an overgrowth to begin with.  

Craving spelt bread.  I've been making a lot of biscuits.

But I'm happy to say my skin looks better than it has in a while.  Could it have really been Candida making it so aweful?  
Posted by: MzMoonpie, Friday, August 17, 2007, 3:32pm; Reply: 44
See, told ya!  I've seen it work so many times.  Congrats on your skin looking better. Candida does some funky things to people.  Since you're nursing your baby, you'll probably also notice a difference in her.  My sister gave up all yeast when she was nursing, and her daughter stopped having a runny nose, slept better, and didn't have any more ear infections.  
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