Monday, 25 January 2016

How to Make the Healthiest Green Smoothies from Your Kitchen

I make my own green smoothie with core ingredients that never fail to result in the best drink ever. Fizzy drinks and beverages do not compare. The great thing about green smoothies made from fresh, raw vegetables is that it is just about the healthiest food you can have. It is packed full of vitamins, minerals, flavenoids, enzymes and much more that traditional vitamin pills (or cooked dinners) cannot compare. Above raw veg provides the best prebiotic - feeding ground for your good gut flora.

The Healthiest Drink in the World

Chlorella in your Kitchen: Avocados, Greens and More
Cooking kills a lot of the goodness in the food. Juicing also strips the plant of fibre and extra goodness of the whole plant. This is why I drink the whole food raw. It has a better texture and is more satisfying. It is great for you gut and guards against cravings indicative of candida - one of the reasons I now incorporate a green drink into my day.

But not all green foods make tasty smoothies. Here is what I use to create the healthiest smoothie you are ever going to make in the average kitchen.

Ingredients for Green Smoothies

Include a few shavings of avocado in your smoothie. Don’t be fazed by the fat content. Avocados are packed full of essential fats that actually help you lose weight. If you can’t get your hands on avocados, substitute with a few slices of green (unripe) pear flesh, apple or kiwi. You can also add a little natural Greek yogurt to your smoothie to promote a smooth blend. This will help guard against the sensation of drinking sludge or a weedy part of the garden.

Texture is everything when it comes to a great smoothie. Having said that, I like my smoothie to have a little texture so long as it is soft and mealy.

Shave off a little avocado flesh (or your chosen green fruit) and store the rest of the fruit in clingfilm in the fridge for future smoothies. Make sure the fruit you use is low in sugar and underripe – green and bitter is the aim. This will complement the green, freshness of your smoothie and keep it low in sugar.

Secret to a Perfect Smoothie

Wheatgrass Powder is Like Drinking Green Chocolate
You have to add fluid to make a smooth blend. Add three-quarters of a mugful any of the following: water, almond milk, rice milk or oat milk. I don’t use cow’s milk or sweetened milk. Coconut milk tends to be oversweet and I have yet to find hazelnut milk that hasn’t been sweetened.

Other core ingredients I use are endless.

Any leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, celery, cabbage (which might be red cabbage, Savoy or Cavolo Nero a black cabbage is particularly good), lettuce, collard greens, mustard greens, broccoli, cucumber, watercress, most herbs, such as parsley, basil, coriander, oregano, mint, fennel, dandelion leaves, etc., root vegetable tops such as turnip tops, beetroot tops, carrot tops. The darker the green, the better.

Once chopped up, aim for roughly two hands of the green stuff to create an average mug of goodness.

Place the fluid and the chopped greens into the receptacle of your blender. I don't use anything special, just your average hand blender.

Nuts and Seeds for Smoothie Making

You can add a sprinkling of raw seeds and/or nut butters such as: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, Tahini, pumpkin seed butter or almond butter. Nuts and seeds are packed with essential fats, calcium and minerals.

You can also add a splash or two of lemon or lime juice.

Experiment with a sprinkling of spices to give it punch, such as turmeric, cayenne pepper, paprika, ginger, cinnamon or cloves. Most spices have health benefits.

To turn your smoothie into a superfood, add half a teaspoon or so of green powder you can get from any health shop. Green powders keep for weeks in sealed packs in a cool, dark place such as the back of the larder.

I use spirulina, a lovely, velvety dark blue-green algae powder that is packed with goodness. I also used wheatgrass powder, a yummy green-yellow powder that smells like cocoa, and adds a fantastic, chocolately velvety feel to your smoothie. Other powders include chlorella powder, barley grass powder, raw cacao powder and others. Aloe vera juice, a plant beneficial for the gut, is also great to use.

But Don’t Add These to Your Green Smoothie

Don’t spoil your beautiful green smoothie with the addition of fruit juices or fruits that are high in sugar. In fact, don’t include any fruit except a few slices of green bitter fruit such as apples, pears, kiwi or avocado. Avoid any sweet fruits such as mangoes and bananas and those that are overripe.

Ensure your ingredients are not out of date or wilted. Get good quality ingredients from your supermarket and always wash well under the tap before using.

Don’t use sweetened milks or sweetened yogurts in your smoothie. Fruit yogurts, even low in fat contain sugar and will ruin the taste and health benefits of your green smoothie.

Avoid using cashew nuts, peanuts and especially nuts that have been roasted, salted or old. I also found cashew nut butter sickly which could ruin the flavor of your smoothie.

Above all, don’t add salt, sugar, sweeteners or artificial flavors to your smoothie.

Healthiest Ingredients for your Smoothie

The choice is endless in the variety of green smoothie you can make. Ensure the green stuff makes up the biggest part of your smoothie recipe. Chlorophyll is the idea. Chop small for a smoother blend. Add something fleshy or creamy to get the texture right. This might be a few slices of bitter fruit flesh, avocado or a few dollops of plain natural yogurt. Nuts and seeds and their derivatives will also contribute to a smooth, mealy and satisfying texture. Green powders will raise your green smoothie to a superfood and add a velvety texture that compares to drinking green chocolate. And lastly, experiment with a few spices to add punch.

Articles on Healthy Foods

12 ways you can use coconut oil to promote health
Is oregano oil as powerful as penicillin as an antibiotic?
Why I began the candida diet

Does Oregano Oil Get rid of Candida Albicans? My Oral Thrush Experiment

Oregano is a hard shrubby perennial that is related to the mint. It has a strong, aromatic flavour which is why it used in cooking, particularly pasta dishes. But oregano also has medicinal properties used since the Romans. It has been used to treat athlete’s foot, urinary infections, colds, an insect repellent and even to clean the home.

This is because oregano oil is supposed to have antifungal and antiseptic properties. It would seem oregano oil is the ideal treatment for candida, a nasty yeast overgrowth can lives in the gut of stressed or junk-eating people. But is this just another one of those so-called miracle cures that is supported by claims all over the Net?

Having suffered with candida albicans for many years, I decided to give oregano oil a go.

Medicinal Properties of Oil of Oregano

Does Oregano Oil Work?
After purchasing a bottle, I learned that oil of oregano is distilled from its flowers and dark green leaves when the oil content is at its highest. The oil has a golden brown colour and the aroma is strong enough to permeate the gel coating. When in contact with skin or the tongue, the oil can irritate. This is why I take a little coconut oil with the capsule.

Treatment for Thrush

I brought a month’s supply from my local health shop. I took one capsule per day with a meal as advised. However, oregano oil is so powerful, I am told it can kill not only the bad bacteria but also the beneficial flora in the gut. Could oregano oil have the same effect as the NHS’ industrial antibiotic? I wasn’t sure.

Despite this, I took my probiotics and ate plain yoghurts, but kept these separate to my dose of oregano oil. (I took my oregano oil in the morning with breakfast, so I would take probiotics later in the day). This kept the two opposing forces separate from one another.

It also unfair to expect oregano oil to counter a bad diet of sugar, alcohol and fast food. In this vein, I had cut refined sugar, alcohol and other junk from my diet four weeks earlier. In order to keep the results faithful, I did not begin taking oregano oil until day 28 of my diet. This prevents results of the oregano oil from being ‘masked’ by my change in diet.

Despite cleaning up my diet, a light yeasty coating persisted on my tongue, even a month later. The thrush had cleared a little since beginning my diet, but not enough.

Oil of Oregano Versus Penicillin

It should be noted here, that shortly after beginning my candida diet, I had taken a course of antibiotics. It could not be avoided, but doing so educated me firsthand on the Napalm effect of traditional antibiotics. Shortly after completing my course of amoxicillin, my tongue was completely clear. However, as you may have guessed, the yeasty coating returned via a light coating. It has never really cleared since. Having said that, the coating could have been worse had I continued eating my high sugar diet.

I shall return with the final results of my experiment with the oregano oil, but for now, my oral thrush continues to linger via a light coating. It seems amoxicillin is a big killer of yeast (if only temporarily).

Other Articles on Candida Albicans

My candida diet diary
Why I began the candida diet
The many ways I use coconut oil
Cheap and healthy green smoothie recipes

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Ultimate Healthy Fry Up Recipe to Beat Candida Albicans

I love fry ups on cold mornings, for lunch before a long walk or as a main meal. But fried eggs, bacon, sausage, beans and fried bread does not always bring to mind a healthy meal, especially if you have candida or thrush.

Healthy Fry Up
So here is my recipe for a healthy fry up, which is delicious and satisfying. It is also quick.

2 large organic eggs.
2 tablespoons of chopped tinned tomatoes.
1 to 2 quorn sausages or good quality pork sausages.
Half a leak chopped
A little garlic
1 to 2 tablespoons of precooked green lentils (I used Asda’s Good Balanced range of precooked lentils for convenience. They keep for a few weeks in the fridge once opened).
Chopped fresh parsley
A Pinch of cayenne pepper, paprika salt and pepper.
A little olive oil.

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Gently fry the sausages until a little brown on all sides.
Add the chopped leaks and garlic and gently fry until soft.
Add the two eggs and cook, making sure the yolks remain soft.
In the corner of the frying pan, add the lentils and the chopped tinned tomatoes. Add the spices to the tomato/lentil mix and turn over with a slotted spoon until heated.
Once cooked, serve with a garnish of chopped parsley. Add more seasoning to taste.

This healthy fry up is delicious and kept me satisfied all afternoon during a long walk.

A Fry Up that is Good For You

Lentils in Tomatoes is Tastier and
Healthier than Baked Beans
The recipe is low carbohydrate so it won’t make you fat.
It is high in good sources of protein in the form of the eggs, sausages and lentils.
It contains antifungals in the form of the spices: turmeric, cayenne pepper and paprika. Candida don’t like leeks and garlic either.
It contains complex carbs and vitamins in the form of the tomatoes, leeks, parsley and lentils.
Higher in fibre than your average fry up in the form of tomatoes, lentils and leeks.

Healthy Fry Meal up Versus the Traditional Fry Up

Personally, I think the green lentils in chopped tinned tomatoes are tastier than tinned baked beans which contains lots of hidden sugars and is rather sickly.

Cut out the fried bread or toast from the fry up which will make you fat, as it is full of carbs. It also soaks up the saturated fat so you don’t realise how much fat you are actually consuming.

A little olive oil is better than frying the meal in lard or butter. Make it healthier by poaching the eggs instead of frying. You could also grill or fry fresh chopped tomatoes instead of using the tinned variety as I did.

Mushrooms are avoided as they are not good for candida.

Lots of saturated fat are also avoided.

This fry up alternative is healthy and will help you lose fat. Most importantly, it has little to offer that nasty candida that causes thrush and a spectrum of other horrible symptoms. It will stop the cravings and keep you satisfied for hours.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

My Candida Diet Experiment Day 25: How I lost a Stone in Three Weeks

On a low carb diet without sugar, junk food or fruit, I am seeing slow and small changes in my health. I began my experiment to see if the candida diet works before Christmas. I had some hitches, namely, two courses of antibiotics for a strep G infection. I had no choice but to complete the course before continuing on this diet. I also submitted to Christmas pressure, having a serving of Xmas pud and a choc or two. However, this sugar intake is nothing compared to what I used to eat on a normal day.

Read why I began the candida diet, about my hair loss and the things I have learned dabout coconut oil after having my life ruined by this horrible bug.

Is the Candida Diet Good for You?

Candida Diet to Clear Oral Thrush
Some catching up here. Fatigue continues to plague me, particularly in the mornings. I am finding it almost impossible to get up before 8am. My eyes have dark circles, they look puffy and awful. Still, they look better as the day progresses.

My oral thrush is a stubborn problem. I had a false reading on day 14 of my candida diet after completing a course of antibiotics and the thrush cleared. However, it returned on day 18 with a light yeast coating on my tongue. Now 11 days after completing my final course of antibiotics, the oral thrush has cleared again somewhat, but not good enough. I want the blighter completely gone.

Bald patches in my hair have yet to grow back properly. I am moisturising my scalp with coconut oil after each wash with gentle shampoo.

My eyes continue to be dry at night, but last night (day 24) my eyes weren’t so dry as usual. They did get dry in the small hours. Private itching comes and goes. Am not sure if the candida diet is responsible. The only way to convince is if the itching disappears altogether.

Weight Loss on Low Carb Diet

One of the biggest changes is my weight loss. I have lost a stone in a few weeks. I no longer have that horrible spare tyre that hanging over my jeans. To be frank, weight loss was a secondary aim of this diet. I just wanted my energy, hair and health back. Yes, I have lost weight, but the symptoms persist.

Raw Foods are the Best Prebiotic
My choice of foods is a problem at lunch time when I used to eat bread, toast or biscuits. I tried making low carb flatbread with chickpea flour and buckwheat. It’s ok, but gets a little boring after a while. So I have incorporated a few raw veg blends into my diet. Raw veg is a feast for your good gut bacteria. It is the best prebiotic for your probiotic. The taste is bitter and takes some getting used to, but I don’t really enjoy toast or bics either. I am looking for the perfect recipe for a veg blend lunch. I’ve yet to find it. For now, this is what I have tried.

Energy Giving Raw Foods

Notice I don’t juice my veg here, because there is no fibre in juiced veg. I want fibre as well at the vitamins and minerals and prebiotic tonic. I tried blended red cabbage, half an avocado, a few slices of apple (not apple juice) with lemon juice and seasoning (salt, pepper and a little turmeric). I added a little water then blitzed the veg in a blender, then poured it into a saucepan for warming. I won’t eat it cold.

A little onion and garlic would make it antifungal, only trouble is, it makes your breath smell. I have odourless garlic instead.

The result is a powerful flavoring warm raw veg soup. Yes, it made my taste buds wince, but I don’t enjoy that horrible tinned processed soup anyway. My first foray into raw veg. I will try other recipes and hope to find the holy grail of a great tasting raw blend of veg.

Back to my previous post: day twenty of the candida diet

My Horrible Hair Loss Story: Hypothyroidism Symptoms Due to Candida Albicans

Sections of my scalp were showing more than they should in my fiftieth year. These were penny-sized patches around the top of my crown. There is no alopecia nor hair growth disorders in my family and I have had reasonably thick hair all my life, although my hair does fall out more than it should during my periods.

Woman’s Hair Thinning

Hair Loss around Scalp
However, these small bald patches were completely new to me. Never has my scalp been exposed in this way. Looking at my hair was like looking at a stranger’s scalp. From a woman’s point of view, the experience was horrible and frightening.

This hair loss occurred suddenly in March 2015 when I first noticed that sections of my scalp had developed small lesions due to dry, flaky skin, which started to peel and weep. After a while, the lesions crusted over into dry, hard lumps which looked incapable of growing new hair. My skin is itchy with dry patches on other parts of the body.

Candida and Autoimmune Disorders

I also have dry eyes and mouth. I had been referred to a dermatologist who told me I have eczema. A rheumatologist also suspected I have Sjogren’s Syndrome. This is an autoimmune disorder which causes dry mouth and eyes. With all this, I have symptoms similar to hypothyroidism, although tests show normal amounts of thyroxin.

After looking up the causes of female hair loss, have learned that hormone imbalances, diet and stress can cause hypothyroid-type symptoms typical of hair loss. The hair loss can also occur some weeks after the cause, which might be a traumatic event such as an operation.

Signs of Hair Growth
In my case, hair loss was only part of my symptoms which are many: dry eyes, skin, hair loss, bloating, fatigue, migraines, bloatedness, irritability, oral thrush, private itching and more. However, it was the bald patches in my scalp and terribly dry eyes that spurred me to begin the candida diet. This is a regime where you cut out bread, refined sugars and junk food that feed the yeast in your gut and compromise your immune system. Over time, this crappy diet will wreak havoc upon your adrenals, liver and pancreas, bringing hypothyroidism type symptoms and in some cases, hair loss.

Candida Diet and Hair Loss

After surfing the Net, have found a connection between the yeast fungus and the symptoms I have been suffering. Candida Albicans is a hellish disease that robs your life and energy. It starts insidiously and then takes more and more. Throughout my twenties I have been plagued with migraines, tiredness and troublesome periods. I thought this ‘normal’, as many women have these symptoms during menstruation.

But in later years, new symptoms have materialized: dry eyes with one eyelid drooping more than the other, hair loss and snuffly sinuses with no cause (No asthma, hayfever or colds). For no reason I would begin sneezing and fail to taste my food like I should.

The hair loss was the last straw. The photos show bald patches around my crown after the lesions in my scalp has healed. The hair has yet to grow back properly.

Roughly 2 months later, hair growing back
It appeared the yeast had become systemic, causing leaky gut syndrome, or fungal dysbiosis. This means that the yeast had become so entrenched in the intestinal wall, that the tissues became semi-permeable, allowing matter into the bloodstream. Candida invades parts of the body it shouldn’t. Immune disorders, allergies and adrenal exhaustion are the result.

The photos were taken on day 25 of my candida diet. Since day 1 of my candida diet, I have begun nourishing my scalp with a little coconut oil after washing. I avoid anything but the mildest soap. I have now cut carby foods including grains, fruit and junk. I have millet, quinoa or porridge for breakfast. I make my own flatbreads from chickpea or buckweat flour. Otherwise, I eat lots of veg, lean meat, plain Greek yoghurt, coconut products and nuts. I also take probiotics and antifungal agents.

On day twenty of my diet, my oral thrush has retreated, but is still hanging around. I still itch and I am still tired with dry, puffy eyes. I guess my hair will take some time to show any signs of growth, and pray that it does grow back.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

12 Things I do With Coconut Oil to Improve my Health and Beauty

My health has improved since I introduced Coconut into my diet and beauty routine. Coconut is a superfood that contains caprylic and lauric acid antifungals which kills yeast causing candida and other harmful pathogens such as staphylococcus. Just what I needed!

Coconut Butter
Coconut also contains complex fatty acids of the medium chain triglyceride variety, beneficial for heart health and boosting metabolism. Tribes of the South Pacific eat large amounts of coconut foods have the lowest incidence of heart disease in the world.

Applied to the skin, coconut has a natural sunscreen factor of eight. It is great for moisturizing the skin and hair. With all this in mind and as a fighter of candida albicans, this is how I use coconut in my everyday life.

1 I use coconut oil in place of other frying oils (although olive oil is OK). Coconut oil has a lower frying point than other frying agents meaning you can cook food at a lower temperature. Its melting point is a mere 36 -40 C (body temperature). This means I can use a very low heat for frying flatbreads or stir fries. The oil will not be denatured by heat to become hydrogenated, a big no-no for heart and cardiovascular health.

Healthy Milk without Antibiotic or Lactose Allergens

2 Drinking coconut in place of milk means no allergy-triggering lactose proteins to bloat you up. There is also no chance of antibiotic traces in coconut milk to sneak into the system, killing off good gut bacteria and compromising the immune system. I find coconut milk sweet with a subtle, musky flavour. Great for porridges and smoothies. Shake well before use.

Coconut Oil for Scalp Health

3 Massaging coconut oil into the scalp is great for maintaining scalp health. I have suffered flaky scalp with hair loss for years. TGel irritated my scalp to hell and weeks of using BetaCap (cortisone solution) did nothing at all. Now, I massage a little coconut oil into the scalp before going to bed to allow the oil to get into the skin. Place a towel over the pillow or a shower cap over the hair overnight. After a few weeks, the condition of my scalp improved.

4 Natural hair moisturizer. Studies have shown that massaging coconut oil into the hair reduces protein loss. The oil also left a lovely sheen to my hair. Apply at night with the scalp tonic. Of course, you have to wash the oil off with a very mild shampoo the next day, or your hair will look greasy. I use Oil Atum. Now, I will never go without a dose of coconut oil for my scalp and hair.

Natural Sunscreen for Anti Aging

5 Facial moisturizer and sunscreen. For years I suffered red, irritated eyes because of the chemicals used in sunscreens and other moisturizers. Coconut oil is the least irritating moisturizer I have come across. It is also a natural sunscreen. So when visiting sunny climes, I will apply the coconut oil onto the hair as well as skin, as both will offer some protection from harmful UV rays. Coconut oil is also great for blending into a little foundation or powder to cover skin blemishes.

Oil Pulling to Get Rid of Oral Thrush

Coconut to Get rid of Oral Thrush
6 Coconut butter for oil pulling and mouthwash. Oil pulling is a technique for treating oral thrush and ridding of other toxins in the mouth. Best practiced first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Before breakfast, place a teaspoon or so of coconut oil into the mouth where the oil will soften. Swill around the mouth for twenty minutes. Get the oil between the teeth, under the tongue and within every cavity. The technique takes a little getting used to (I gagged once or twice). Don’t spit down the sink, as the oil could solidify and block the drains, spit outside or in a bin. Oil pulling is also great for dental health and treats bad breath. If need be, add a little oregano oil or cloves to really kill off that nasty candida on the tongue.

Natural Coconut Bath Oil Cleanser

7 Place a tablespoon of coconut butter into the bath with a little seasalt. This will create a moisturizing bath that leaves your skin feeling soft and silky. Adding a little seasalt, or dead seas salt (from Boots) creates a wonderful, all round cleansing tonic without irritants to cause dry skin. With such cleansing properties, little wonder coconut is an important ingredient for many soaps.

8 Massage coconut oil into dry, itchy skin to treat eczema. Coconut oil is great as an all over body oil and cleanser, particularly for itchy areas caused by eczema, dermatitis or other skin allergies. Not only does coconut oil improve the lipid levels in the skin, it is also an antifungal and mild antiseptic. This can help counter fungal infections and night time itching. I apply coconut oil to the insides of my elbows, knees and other itchy areas, particularly when itching starts up at night.

9 Natural lip balm. Place a little coconut oil into a small container for handy lip balm during cold, windy days. Tint with a little lipstick for a little colour. This will keep your lips moisturized and prevent chapping. It also tastes nice.

10 Strengthen and create supple fingernails by massaging a little coconut oil into the cuticles of the fingernails (and toenails if desired). This will counter ragged, rough fingernails and bringing smooth, strong nails over time.

11 Coconut oil makeup remover. I have sensitive eyes that are dry and get inflamed at every opportunity. Coconut oil is great for removing makeup without leaving your eyes stinging and watering. Place a little oil on a cotton but and gently sweep over the eyelids. A dab of coconut oil on cotton wool will easily remove the most stubborn makeup applied over the rest of the face.

12 Body scrub. Don’t waste lots of money on buying exotic body scrubs containing shredded apricot seeds and oils that leave your skin feeling dry or irritated. Rub your skin down with simple sea salt blended with a little coconut butter. This will create a nice, moisturizing cleanser for getting rid of dead skin cells, leaving you feeling clean and fresh. No allergies or dry skin to fear. Plus a disinfectant and antifungal.

Other articles on getting Candida out of your life

Oregano oil for getting rid of candida albicans
My candida diet
Make healthy green smoothies from your kitchen for great gut health

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Does the Candida Diet Really Work? Disappointment of Day Twenty

At the moment, I would say the traditional low carb, probiotic antifungal regime isn’t working. Yes, my trial was hampered by having to go on antibiotics ten days ago. The trouble with antibiotics is that they alter the PH balance of you intestines until they are too alkaline, allowing the yeast to flourish. Good bacteria thrive in an acidic environment, not alkaline. So my trial has been messed up two weeks ago.

Antibiotics and Candida

However, I have been antibiotic free for over ten days, continuing with my anti candida diet regardless. I have been hampered with fatigue, a vague headache that has been hanging around for a few days. My eyes have been terribly dry in the evenings and my skin itched so much last night, the scratching made me bleed. My sinuses were a little snuffly last night with some sneezing. My tongue remains coated, after clearing up on day 14 and I have a stale taste in the mouth. I’m thinking the coating cleared up on day 14 only because of the antibiotics.

So the result of my trial on day 20 is to say the least underwhelming and inconclusive. After sticking to this low carb diet for over a month, I feel as if I am back to square one with the candida problem.

The Eighty Ten Ten Diet

Lots of Fruit for Candida
After surfing the Net for more answers, I have come across another anti candida diet that advises to do the exact opposite of the traditional low carb diet. It is called the Ten Ten Diet. The ten ten diet stands for eighty percent carbs (from mostly fruit), ten percent fat and ten percent protein. The argument is that sugars stick around for longer in your body when consuming lots of fats. This allows the yeast to have a feast at leisure. The sugars from fruit come and go quickly, so the yeast has little time to feast. In the end, the body still has the break down food into sugars. With protein and fats, it takes longer.

I’m having trouble with this because it is the bursts of sugar levels in the body that causes the cravings and the need for more sugar, doesn’t it? This candida confusion is really p*ssing me off and I don’t know what to do.

So here are two schools of thought on how to treat candida with totally opposite approaches.

What to do.

The Eighty Ten Ten Diet or the Traditional Low Carb Approach?

My only choice for now is to carry on with the traditional low carb diet for a little longer for I have come this far. If nothing changes in two weeks, then I’m jumping ship.

Today, I have had yogurt based breakfast with oat bran and flaxseed. No surprise that I am having eggs for lunch and turkey soup with low carb gluten free bread for tea.

At this point, my symptoms persist and are as bad as ever. The antibiotics are partly to blame, but the other factor could be that the anti candid diet isn’t right. I will post again only when there is something to report.