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  • #16
    Originally posted by Aliophile View Post
    All I know is that since I've gone paleo and fully cut out grains and mostly cut out sugar (couple teaspoons of raw honey per say in my tea) I have not had a raging yeast infection for the very first time right before my period IN YEARS! I always get one in the two weeks between ovulation and the start of my period. I've also begun an iodine protocol. Iodine is also an antifungal and most of us our deficient in it. It may benefit you to do some research on the iodine threads here and see what you think of giving it a try.

    I've heard about Iodine. I will definitely try this. Speaking of which, this is worth the watch:
    http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvi..._Mitochondria/
    Last edited by lashes86; 03-14-2012, 06:08 AM.

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    • #17
      Kefir is meant to be really good for candida. Im just starting to get into it and at first it seemed rediculous to think a live yeast would be a cure! But reading more and more about it, it seems it will kill off the bad bacteria that is causing the overgrowth and level things out. Like most things, it takes a while for the body to adjust to it and the candida will cling on for dear life at first, but perseverence is the key - as usual!
      I'm not a complete idiot! There's parts missing!!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by lashes86 View Post
        It is definitely NOT a subject of my imagination!! Candida is a real problem. My question is more along the lenghts of if you actually really need a "Candida" diet in order to treat Candida or if going Primal would/could have the same effects.
        I think it will depend on your susceptibility to candida. In my experience, I still need to eat a low yeast/mold and low fructose, low sugar diet. I rarely eat fruit. So for me simply eating 'primally' is not enough.

        I find eating full fat, low lactose dairy helpful, as candida hates that.

        I'm not as prone to candida as I used to be, so I don't have to be so strict any more, e.g. I can tolerate white wine, black tea and some hard goats cheeses. Apart from those I avoid fermented foods.

        I was more prone to candida, especially chronic sinus infections and a bloated gut, when I had mercury amalgam fillings. I got them replaced with safe fillings a few years ago.
        F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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        • #19
          tea tree oil is also a good for fungal infections you could invest in body wash that contains tea tree oil or place a few drops in the bath.. sort of tingly though!!! I am sure you could also find a lotion as well just some ideas

          I am actually having a similar issue with a fungal skin infection and have been using a shampoo from the doctor- I have noticed though that diet has helped it ( I just needed some medical as well) and it is going away with both aiding me

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          • #20
            Originally posted by LexxyV86 View Post
            tea tree oil is also a good for fungal infections you could invest in body wash that contains tea tree oil or place a few drops in the bath.. sort of tingly though!!! I am sure you could also find a lotion as well just some ideas

            I am actually having a similar issue with a fungal skin infection and have been using a shampoo from the doctor- I have noticed though that diet has helped it ( I just needed some medical as well) and it is going away with both aiding me
            You should really try to incorporate coconut oil into your diet. It has definitely helped my acne and dry scalp. It has lots of anti-fungal propreties.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by paleo-bunny View Post
              I think it will depend on your susceptibility to candida. In my experience, I still need to eat a low yeast/mold and low fructose, low sugar diet. I rarely eat fruit. So for me simply eating 'primally' is not enough.

              I find eating full fat, low lactose dairy helpful, as candida hates that.

              I'm not as prone to candida as I used to be, so I don't have to be so strict any more, e.g. I can tolerate white wine, black tea and some hard goats cheeses. Apart from those I avoid fermented foods.

              I was more prone to candida, especially chronic sinus infections and a bloated gut, when I had mercury amalgam fillings. I got them replaced with safe fillings a few years ago.
              My problem is that I have a lot of allergies and I am lactose intolerant. My allergies range from peanuts, nuts, soy, legumes, and apples, to things like carrots and celery. It's very difficult for me to find snacks, therefore I find that eating fruit is quite easy. I'm always trying to find new recipes and snack ideas in order to limit my fruit intake. I think you are right when you say that "eating primal is not enough". I find since I've gone completely Paleo for the past two weeks that my acne has somewhat come back. Maybe too much sugar? Because before I would eat things like rye bread, rice crackers, etc. as snacks. Now I replace them with mainly fruits and vegetables.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Rattybag View Post
                Kefir is meant to be really good for candida. Im just starting to get into it and at first it seemed rediculous to think a live yeast would be a cure! But reading more and more about it, it seems it will kill off the bad bacteria that is causing the overgrowth and level things out. Like most things, it takes a while for the body to adjust to it and the candida will cling on for dear life at first, but perseverence is the key - as usual!
                Is Kefir good for someone who is lactose intolerant?

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by lashes86 View Post
                  Is Kefir good for someone who is lactose intolerant?
                  Yes because you can make it with goats milk or even coconut milk, and also lactose free milk.
                  There is also a water Kefir but Ive not much knowledge of how that works or what you do with it!
                  I'm not a complete idiot! There's parts missing!!

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by lashes86 View Post
                    You should really try to incorporate coconut oil into your diet. It has definitely helped my acne and dry scalp. It has lots of anti-fungal propreties.
                    Um I use coconut oil when I am cooking- I have also tried many soaps with coconut oil though naturally I have oily skin and found that anything with oil just isn't my thing simple soaps are my friends lol my skin issue is also related to snorkeling alot when I lived in hawaii it is also irritated by humid climates- ( the more humid it is the more the flare up- I am trying to remember what the doctor called it but it definitely wasn't candida but something else- terrible right? lol )

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Rattybag View Post
                      Yes because you can make it with goats milk or even coconut milk, and also lactose free milk.
                      There is also a water Kefir but Ive not much knowledge of how that works or what you do with it!
                      I will try that. Thanks!

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                      • #26
                        I have posted a ton about candida on here. Been dealing with it for a really long time. Have digestive issues and dermatitis because of it. I just wrote a huge post on my blog about my journey and my own do's and don'ts about what to eat/what not to eat.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by LexxyV86 View Post
                          Um I use coconut oil when I am cooking- I have also tried many soaps with coconut oil though naturally I have oily skin and found that anything with oil just isn't my thing simple soaps are my friends lol my skin issue is also related to snorkeling alot when I lived in hawaii it is also irritated by humid climates- ( the more humid it is the more the flare up- I am trying to remember what the doctor called it but it definitely wasn't candida but something else- terrible right? lol )
                          Oh I can see how that could be irritating. Is it perioral dermatitis?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by patski View Post
                            I have posted a ton about candida on here. Been dealing with it for a really long time. Have digestive issues and dermatitis because of it. I just wrote a huge post on my blog about my journey and my own do's and don'ts about what to eat/what not to eat.

                            primalpat.com
                            Thanks! I had time to check it out a bit. It seems like your Candida problem is much worse than mine. I guess it really come down to your own body. It will tell you whether it likes something or not.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by lashes86 View Post
                              Hi All;

                              Here is my story:

                              I currently suffer from a condition called Candida. I’ve had symptoms of constipation, bloating, "brain-fog", cystic acne, weight gain, sleep disturbance and craving sweets; just to name a few.
                              This really sounds like hypothyroidism to me, not the catch-all "Candida", which might explain why iodine seems to help some people. I had a mile long list of symptoms, including some of the ones you list, and a few people tried to talk me into an anti-candida regimen. Then I had a doctor run lab tests. No candida was found. But a "normal" sluggish thyroid was found. By that I mean lab tests were within the normal range but but at the extreme end. Many doctors do not treat thyroid if it's "normal" no matter how many symptoms a patient has. I finally found a doctor who would and treatment with thyroid hormone replacement resolved all these issues.
                              Last edited by Sunnivara; 03-14-2012, 08:24 AM.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by lashes86 View Post
                                Thanks! I had time to check it out a bit. It seems like your Candida problem is much worse than mine. I guess it really come down to your own body. It will tell you whether it likes something or not.
                                Everyone reacts differently to certain foods. I cannot consume anything fermented right now, even though many folks tout apple cider vinegar and kefir. Can't touch 'em.

                                I'm not even eating any fruit, or high starch veggies right now like parsnips, sweet potatoes or carrots. When I made my BBQ parsnip fries, my perioral dermatitis got worse overnight! Wretched thing.
                                A Post-Primal PrimalPat

                                Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.

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