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   Posted 3/2/2018 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Good evening everyone smile

I have a quick concern that my llmd can’t seem to understand. I might not have explained it very well at the last meeting.

But I have a hunch that Candida have been active in me for a couple of years with not knowing I had lyme. Whenever I was drinking alcohol(which was a lot, I worked as a bartender) I think I helped the fungus growing. Whenever I ate sugar I always got a blister in my mouth, which would stay for 1-3 weeks. It was extremely painful and I didn’t understand the connection. But now it sounds like it’s due to Candida. I have Candida for sure at the moment, but my llmd doesn’t worry about it too much. Whenever I eat spicy food, do the sauna, eat gluten-free ready-made packages I can get dizzy, brain fog, get facial rashes and when eating spicy foods I sweat a lot and get very hot.

Does it sound like Candida? I read How To Get Better w/ dr. Horowitz and he addressed all the symptoms on 158-159. And they all come after eating something or during something like sweating/get hot.

My llmd has told me not to get a tunnel-vision and give lyme or Candida the fault, as the brain fog might be related to mycoplasma, getting hot after eating spicy might be because of babesia.

It sounds makes sense to me, what do you think? Have you guys experienced the same?

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   Posted 3/2/2018 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I understand where the doctor is coming from, but you also have to listen to your gut.

Maybe you could make any needed diet changes and keep a journal of when you started. Make notes of all the symptoms you suspect are candida. See if diet changes have any effect on those symptoms.

Ask the doctor to do a blood test for candida antibodies. Positive blood tests would indicate candida is outside the GI tract where it does not belong.

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   Posted 3/3/2018 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I can’t change my diet anymore, it’s already crazy strict. If I had to stop eating brown rice, gluten-free pasta and cereal I would lose weight. And I’m already trying to gain weight but it’s impossible. I tried living on a Candida diet for 1 week and I had so much fatigue because I couldn’t eat anything. I think I would much rather get rid of Lyme+co’s and afterwards focus on Candida. My llmd also told me that stop eating fruits would be more loss than gain as I need those nutrients. And I don’t have the money or time to make everything from scratch

I have my meeting next Wednesday, so I’m definitely gonna bring it up.

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   Posted 3/3/2018 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
"eat gluten-free ready-made packages" - gluten substitution is still a candida magnet.

Candida usually bloats after sugar, carbs, real dairy.

Try eating a basic palio whole foods diet. This is what we are supposed to eat. All the nutrition you need, less the man made stuff. More veggies than fruit, especially when going after candida. A little boring at first, you get used to it.

No gravies ect, cheeses, just basic whole in one piece foods for awhile.Ex: chicken breast w/, pan grilled sugar snap peas with zucchini / mushrooms with garlic ect. You can do a couple days worth at once and put in fridge. This is obviously harder to do if you job requires travel or onsite/field work (eating in a vehicle).

NEVER eat fruits as desert after protein..NEVER!!! Protein digests slower and will make fruit ferment - which will make candida flourish. Fruit first or hours between protein meals. Red meat fat also temporarily plugs muscle cell sugar receptors, increasing blood glucose levels - even in non-diabetics.

Post Edited (astroman) : 3/6/2018 8:45:06 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 3/6/2018 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Good advice Astroman but I have read that Candida like mushrooms because they’re fungal

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   Posted 3/6/2018 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
It's important to not focus on just candida. Remember, there are other strains. My candida tests all were normal, but yet I still have a very strong systemic chronic yeast infection (non-candida strain called saccharomyces cerevisiae). So, it's just something to keep in mind.

To be perfectly honest, I find it really difficult to know which symptom is caused by which pathogen. I am postive for lyme (but am not that sick from it). I didn't see really any improvements treating for lyme, but yet, I saw major improvements treating for my yeast issues. So, it really is very much trial and error in my opinion and a lot of best guesses too.

I feel your pain on the super strict anti-yeast diet. I did not feel good on it, as I felt weak and caused digestive issues that I did NOT have previously. I felt better once I wasn't so strict. I do have serious issues with the diet, as I commonly call it the starvation diet. : | Sure, I understand it works for some and few like that diet, but for vast majority of folks, it's very unattainable. It caused nutritional deficiency issues for me (not surprisingly given how strict it is). It cuts out many nutritional foods too.
I am glad I did it for awhile, but I have absolutely no desire to do the super strict diet as long as they recommend.
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.
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