Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Not so strict

I need a new, not-so-strict way of keeping candida at bay. Is this possible?

At the moment, I am keeping sugar and dairy products to a minimum, but not avoiding them altogether. I favor non-wheat products but don't avoid wheat completely. I am using a tea-tree oil toothpaste and mouthwash. I'm taking GSE, but not every day. I take a probiotic every day and sometimes twice a day.

Am I kidding myself or can this work?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know...I find that if I go hard core strict for at least a month, three months if my symptoms have gotten bad, that I can become more and more lenient as time goes on. But your symptoms seem so much more severe than mine. I would think that you would have to be strict for at least a couple of months and then try tapering down to what you describe now and see how you feel. Candida control is very individualistic so it's hard to say...

Djinn said...

I agree with the previous 'commenter'. Give the hardcore diet a bit longer, and when your symptoms have stabilised (doesn't mean they have to have disappeared completely, just be manageable), try to reintroduce some of the lesser evils. Though I fear you'll probably find refined sugars and yeasts are a no-no for evermore. :( In response to the last comment you left on my blog, I've done a post listing what I don't eat. It may give you a few ideas about what you could try to reintroduce. Try just one thing at a time though, otherwise you'll get utterly confused!

Djinn said...

And can I just say, that image of candida under the microscope gives me the creeps! Eugh, to think I'm infested with THAT! :S

Jaimi Q. said...

Don't give up! I'm 6 weeks in and having a really hard day today. I have to believe that this WILL work, we WILL get better and we WILL be thankful we stuck it out. Run the race! You're training, essentially, for a marathon concerning your health and wellness.

Migelooch said...

Thanks all! It's very heartwarming to get your responses and thrilling that so many are reading this blog.

I do seem to be at a crossroads...

Jul

Lex said...

Hi, I am also doing a candida diet and had a hard time (impossible) keeping to the very strict diets proposed (the die off was too fast, I had nothing to eat and not enough calories to function- the candida already had me exhausted, my body NEEDS energy now to repair itself). So I have been doing my own research regarding candida (and other health problems) and started a blog yesterday you might like. it's fairly new, but I plan to add to it frequently (it won't onyl be abou candida but also phytotherapy and homeopathic cures for better health in general, and various blogs on ways to relax and detox not specifically related to candida, although candidiasis is a big concern of mine. Please check it out and don't give up on the diet completely, perhaps just research WHY certain foods are not allowed, and see if the science supports the "rule". Most vinegars are not beneficial but apple cider vinegar is, for instance. We are told not to eat bacon, for instance, but the reasoning behind that is that bacon has los of preservatives and sugar added- there are organic forms of bacon available where no preservatives, sugar or additives are added. The diet opens up tremendously when you do your own researc and find out WHY certain foods are "not allowed" and look for ways to create a fuller, more accessible diet so you have enough energy to function, heal and fight the candida. Good luck.

Migelooch said...

Hi Lex,

Thanks. All the best!

Jul