You are here: Home Here's a summary of day three on the anti-candida diet. Weighed 132, woohoo! My day started at 6 AM with the detox drink, breakfast as usual and I took one Capricin which is calcium, magnesium and caprylic acid (a natural antifungal). Today I had the detox drink twice and the broth twice.
Did the liver cleanse at 8:30 PM. Big salad for lunch, and supper was small piece of chicken breast and steamed cabbage. Again, wasn't hungry all day, which is really nice. No cravings for the sweets.
Can't believe that has gone away so soon! No hives today! My joints aren't hurting. Sweating some, hopefully that is part of the Candida die-off, or is it too early for that?
Who knows. I started probiotics before bed, Acidophilis Multi. Also took a stool softener. Here's a summary of my second day on the anti-candida diet.
I forgot to weigh yesterday, but today I weighed 134. I tried to keep my weight between 125 and 130, but since Thanksgiving 2009 I gained between 7-10 lbs. and haven't been able to get rid of it. My day started at 5:45 AM and I was able to fit in the detox drink three times today, as recommended.
I used a tablespoon, rather than a teaspoon of the psyllium husk powder and the bentonite clay. BM as usual in the morning after breakfast. Rather than repeating myself I will have the usual Amaranth for breakfast every day. I also take Liquid Organic Life Vitamins and EFA Lean (Omega 3-6-9 blend) after breakfast every day.
I had the broth twice today. Lunch was a large salad of spinach, romaine lettuce, zuchinni, celery, tomato, red onion, avocado, garlic and a little lemon juice. I had a smoothie around 3 PM of spinach, celery, zuchinni, fresh mint, and fresh ground flax seeds. Supper was 4 oz.
grilled chicken, spinach salad with Dulse seaweed, walnuts, onions and lemon. Hives got pretty bad and I finally took Zyrtec at 7 PM. Did the liver flush at 7:30 PM. Took a stool softener at bedtime.
I am surprised I wasn't hungry just eating like this. I believe it may be because of all the fiber, the psyllium husk powder. Also, I have no cravings for the cookies or ice cream, which is a GREAT feeling! I used to take Celebrex 200 mg at bedtime, for over 6 years, but I stopped taking it because this diet should help with the joint pain.
Any other time I would skip just one day, my wrists especially would hurt so bad I couldn't pick up a pitcher. Tomorrow and the days to come, will be the test! Here's a summary of my first day of the anti-candida diet. For the last several days I had already cut out all processed foods, sugar, and bread.
I've been eating shrimp, chicken, more fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. I love all kinds of fruit. I've never been much of a fan of raw vegetables, except in salads, but I'm making myself eat them more. I decided to check out the green smoothies to make it easier.
Not bad! I was surprised, but I was adding fruit, and the first week of the Anti-Candida Diet includes no sugar at all, not even fruit. So today, day 1, no fruit, and I stopped taking prevacid. I'm trying to stay as close as possible to the outline here Option 3, A detoxing candida diet.
The way I understand it, during this cleanse you're only eating raw and steamed vegetables. I don't want to do that for breakfast. It seems a little difficult to fit everything into my day, but I'm not hungry. That must be due to the detox drink.
I used to love my oatmeal for breakfast, and since that is not on the list of foods to eat, I'm having Amaranth with cinnamon, stevia and vanilla coconut milk. Not bad, and it's filling and also should help with constipation. I take a stool softener every evening and have for years. It does not contain any laxative and works for me daily.
I'm hoping to cut that out if this cleanse works. Normal BM after breakfast. The broth is not bad with the cayenne pepper, but hard to fit it in 3 times a day. My husband is not on the diet with me, so he is eating the vegetables that were strained from the soup.
He ate about half of them and I froze the rest to use at a later date in stew or soup. I had a salad for lunch and steamed cabbage with a small piece of grilled chicken breast for supper. I know, probably should leave the meat out completely. The liver flush is hard to swallow, ugh, but it's only a cup, so just do it.
It seemed to help the hives, but I did take benedryl when the hives started, which is every afternoon or evening. Took the stool softener before bed. There was no difference in my bowel movement today, so tomorrow I will increase the detox drink to a tablespoon instead of a teaspoon of Psyllium Husk Powder and also the Bentonite Clay. Although I'm sure I've had Candida for years, the severe outbreak started shortly after I had two very old mercury fillings removed a few months ago.
Before this, I did not have heartburn, acid reflux, or hives. I could eat spicy foods with no problem, even once the heartburn started, but what really affected me was anything acidic, mainly in liquids. I loved my salads with my homemade dressing, a raspberry vinagerette. Vinegar was a killer!
Also my cravings for cookies and bread had increased over the last couple of months. Before I knew I had Candida, I went to the doctor and he prescribed Prevacid to take twice a day before breakfast and supper. That worked great for the heartburn. I found if I stopped taking it, the heartburn was right back, even after 2 months of taking it.
The prevacid stopped the acid from pumping. For the hives I took Benedryl nighttime in the evening or at bedtime. Occasionally I took generic Zyrtec but had to take it in the early evening or I had more trouble sleeping, and would be really sleepy the entire next day. Today I am starting the Candida Treatment.
For one week I'll be in the cleansing stage. I am using the guide here , but have modified it a bit due to my particular situation and suggestions from the health food cottage here in town. I know it's been a while since I posted, so I'll catch you up on an important discovery I made. For several months I've been suffering from daily heartburn and daily hives.
Much of my time has been spent researching my symptoms and finally I'm on the mend. In my discovery I have found other symptoms I've had for years are now going away, like chronic insomnia, joint pain from tendonitis and arthritis. I've been on Celebrex 200mg per day for years, but I've been off for a week now with no pain. Normally, skipping just one day and I could barely function.
Stomach acidity resulting in GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), acid reflux or heartburn originates in the colon. It is a result of years and years of Candida, a fungal yeast infection, building up in the colon. The Candida yeast is a part of the gut flora, a group of microorganisms that normally live on the skin, the mouth, in the digestive tract, and in the vagina. When the Candida population starts getting out of control it weakens the intestinal wall, penetrating through into the bloodstream and spreading throughout the body.
Yeast overgrowth wreaks havoc on the immune system, making you more prone to recurrent bacterial and viral infections. Candida has been found to produce 79 distinct toxins. These toxins may be responsible for many of the symptoms that Candida sufferers have. The symptoms will vary from one individual to another.
Please click this link, Candida Symptoms to see the list of symptoms in the middle of the page and below that read Candida Misdiagnosis. Close that window to get back here. That was shocking right! If this subject interests you and you'd like to follow my fight against Candida, stay tuned, follow my blog or join the feed.