candida combat starter info and questions
I realized people are landing in my blog and seeing one candida post and not looking for others where the questions are answered — here’s a “starter pack” for those of you who are maybe just realizing you have it.
I wrote this email for a friend.
Questions to ask the naturopath tomorrow include:
1. Ask if there is food sensitivity testing available. The one I had
was called koru and it’s really great — it tests the sensitivity
testing for pretty much every kind of food, fruit, vegetable, etc.
2. Ask about getting B12 shots because it will help with the vitamin
deficiency and it will give you more energy.
3. Ask if she can refer you to an osteopath — you likely won’t need a
referral. I wouldn’t try to go for 5 months or so — once the diet
starts to work for you (often this can take 6-8 months, and you’ll
likely be on it for a year or so at the very least — with some foods
you may never be able to reintroduce).
4. Ask about the antibiotics that you are on. These strip your body of
the natural flora and give Candida a larger holding ground.
5. Ask about anti-fungals. Some of the ones I was on included
candicin, statin, fungisode, and homeopathic Candida pellets. Some are
hard on your system (candicin) and you may not be able to handle them
– I had the best results with the homeopathic pellets and the
fungisode – though they were in the later part of treatment.
You should look into yoga – it helps strengthen the digestive tract
and helps with the entire process of getting Candida under control –
massages are also good, as are any treatments that release toxins
If you’re on Alesse – switch – this pill strips your body of b12 and b6.
-no sugar (glucose, fructose, limit natural fruits to 2 pieces for
several weeks and then up to 3 — juice counts as 2, no cane juice, no
evaporated cane juice, no raw sugar, even sweeteners you shouldn’t
have too often. Candida thrives on these things)
-no gluten (rice and millet are both gluten free, and quinoa is as
well – even if you can currently have spelt, etc., it is likely that
the Candida will adapt and will start to use these things to survive)
-no dairy (at least from a cow, because it’s hard to digest AND the
lactose is sugar)
-check your vitamins — make SURE there is no sugar, gluten, or dairy
in them — the best brands at home are natural factors and sisu — not
sure if they’re here though. DO NOT buy the store brand, or Centrum,
or cheap brands. The vitamins are derived from chemicals, not natural
-try to find soy products without carrageenan — it might not be
possible, as it is a by-product often in them, but they do exist
-rice syrup is something you can use for baking
-no mushrooms, or anything that is a fungus or is moldy (no
cantaloupe, corn, etc.)
-alcohols – you can drink gin
– crushed fresh garlic is good for you and attacks the Candida as does
lemon juice (learn how to make hummus and have it with rice crackers)
– recipes are on the blog.
There’s a lot more food stuff and tricks, but this will get you started.
It is the bible when it comes to everything you need to know about Candida, how to treat it and what you should do in pretty much any situation. I could not have gotten through this past year of handling candida (and pulling through the other side) without it!