I'm so sorry you are dealing with candida overgrowth, and while I haven't had this issue, I did want to share an experience just in case you may find it helpful in your path. I was dx with an autoimmune disease, and there is a lot of anecdotal evidence about following a specific dietary plan for this disease that removed grains and potatoes. I thought, with a doctor's encouragement, that I could combine doing this program and that program. I checked in with Kathleen about it. I was careful and thoughtful. What I learned was: following this RR program keeps my blood sugar steady. That for me needs to be the foundation: steady blood sugar, as that is my weakest leg on the three legged stool of sugar sensitivity. Eliminating the foods that hold and keep me steady caused me to lean toward sugar. I did not have my steady energy throughout the day. I felt a bit irritable, which is so not me! I re- learned that keeping my blood sugar steady helps with inflammation and naturally helps with energy. What I have found also is that for browns, what works so well for me is beans, and sweet potatoes, and brown rice. But beans, wow, that has been such a surprise. So you see I learned some things, and reinforced what I learned before, but my biggest take home message was: I'm sugar sensitive and Kathleen's program is the core of my healing.
Absolute best wishes to you and I wish you radiant health and freedom from the symptoms of candida overgrowth; I know you'll find out what works out best for your body, and thank you for reading my own little story!
: Hi everyone,
: I have not posted in a long time and
: have not followed the program
: except to try and eat protein with
: all my meals....especially my
: breakfast and to come here from
: time to time to read your posts.
: I have been dealing with a self
: diagnosed problem that I think I
: have had for several years. It is
: something that most medical
: doctors do not recognize, although
: mine has started me on a rx
: recently. I have been trying to
: treat my constant yeast infection
: for several months with natural
: antifungals but whenever I stop
: them the sugar just keeps it
: going. I have gotten a lot of
: relief from the treatments but if
: I don't get off sugar permanently
: I am sure it will just continue to
: return. Also, I get terrible side
: effects when I am agressively
: using the antifungals.
: Starting tomorrow morning I am going
: to start with step 1. I want to
: take it slow because I have even
: notice that when I go off sugar
: cold turkey for a few days I get
: the bad side effects too.
: Is there anyone out there that has
: dealt with this candida
: overgrowth? I need to know that
: there is a way to get this under
: control and if finally getting off
: sugar will help with this.