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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Adding a Twist

I've known for awhile that I needed to change my eating habits. It is a very good possibility that I have candida overgrowth. Plus, I'm susceptible to hypoglycemia. I know that stabilizing my blood sugar will help me keep my energy stable, too.

So, I have just finished a juice detox, and I am starting a low carb diet. I've done South Beach before, and I always feel good when I'm eating that way. I'm going to add a lot more leafy vegetables. I'm taking garlic, oil of oregano, and probiotics for the candida. Goodbye sugar, white flour, regular pasta, sweets. Oh, except I think I'll keep my daily doses of dark chocolate -- you know, for medicinal purposes!

I've also started taking a magnesium supplement, and I want to boost my glutathione levels. I'm looking at a couple of different supplements to see which would be best.

Does anyone know any more tricks for fighting candida? From what I've read, that's about it, but I'm always open to suggestions!


Treya said...

Hey Shelli. I'm on a strict anti-candida diet also. Pain in the ass, eh?? My doctor gets me to take a Caprylic acid supplement also. I eat a big probiotic yogurt everyday as well as the probiotic supplements. If your not already-drink lots and lots of water.

Link to my supplier below:

Good luck with it all.

Treya : )

Dusty Bogwrangler said...

You probably also know to stay off yeasty stuff - mushrooms, vinegar, soy sauce and Marmite (although you probably don't know what Marmite is!) I don't do dairy anyway but I think you need to lay off the cheese too or anything else fermented.

I wish you luck! It works, so stick with it at least for a while.

Any tips for giving up caffeine? I'm seriously addicted!

Treya said...

Yes I have also given up all dairy too except the yogurts. Hmm caffeine tips––no tips from me. I'm lucky that I have never been a fan of caffeine, so I wouldn't have advice there. I still like to have a drink at the weekend when I'm feeling up for it. The only drink I allow myself is vodka and grapefruit juice. I have found it impossible to do it a 100%. It makes me miserable. So I go for 90% which works for me. After all we have all had to give up so much already. I read the grapefruit/vodka thing from a nutritionist site. You should only have very small amounts of fruit also and no fruit juices as they have high sugar content. Watch out for tomato sauces and carrot juices, they also contain lots of sugar, only when reduced.

It's a bit overwhelming I know... Just do your best!!

Renee said...

There are herbal formulas that help kill off LLMD has me using Phytostan from Integrative Medicine and also Yeast Formula because I cannot take normal prescription meds for yeast which us lymies get alot of due to antibiotics. Also I have tried coconut oil...just plain eating it but it did a number on my gall bladder. It is supposed to kill yeast and can be put on toast like is sweet to taste. I think there is caprylic acid in it?
Joel and I eat only 2 serving of fruit a day.. like 1/2 banana or 1 small apple and no sugars at all.
It is tough!
BUT so is a full blown candida problem.
Good luck to you.

me/cfs warrior said...

I've been putting off dealing with potential candida issues. I've heard Olive Leaf Extract is helpful but it also hits viruses and stuff so some people experience die off symptoms.

I know what you mean about chocolate! I love it-especially the expensive kind.

Have you read anything about the Simplified Methylation Protocol? It can be really helpful if you have a methylation block or partial one even but again the supplements for that can cause some die off symptoms which can be uncomfortable. If you want any info on it let me know. I've been on it for almost a year.


Sue Jackson said...

Best thing - for both CFS and candida - is lots of high-quality probiotics!

Jamie and I take two supplements to boost glutathione - milk thistle (which is also very good for helping the liver to process all the other meds and supplements we take!) and NAC (N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine). I noticed a significnat improvement with the NAC - I take it 3 times a day.

Good luck with the new approach -