BM - Between type 3 and 4 on Bristol Stool chart this AM. AAahhh I feel better =P. [edit - later] Type 2 on Bristol Stool chart. I hope this gets better tomorrow, but at least it's something.
Yeast - It felt worse in the evening last night, but now feels better. I remember I would have those kinds of fluctuations before (when I had yeast infections a lot in 2011 and 2012). I feel a little optimistic.
Dentist - I have never gone to a dentist that doesn't make me bleed (they call "Oops sorry I'm stabbing you repeatedly" sensitivity), but I do like my dentist's bedside manner. She said my teeth & gums look great, oral hygiene is "very fair" (what does that mean?!). I feel motivated for the first time ever to go for the 6 month cleaning. I want to see what happens with 6 months of proper brushing & oil pulling. I guess I should floss too. I'll get some to leave by the computer. She said that grafts are only necessary if you experience any sensitivity or want to reduce the appearance of length of the tooth (aesthetic reasons). I don't experience any sensitivity except when I eat badly, so I'll just keep up the mouth maintenance and see how things go. For the canker sore, she said I can come in to get a prescription topical cortisone that will get rid of the sore in 3 days instead of a week. I may do that if I ever get one on my gums again.
Exercise - my thighs have shrunk enough to fit into some jeans that I didn't fit into while I was cycling regularly. I feel guilty. It's stupid. I didn't cycle today because of the dentist appointment. I did hold a wall crawl for 20 seconds though!
Supplements - I decided not to continue with the Vitex, as my mood is improving as the week goes on and I think it's all related to the yeast. If my cycle ends up bad this month, I will consider starting it up again.
Morning: 4500 mg L-glutamine in water w/ iodine & Vitamin D when I remember; Digest Gold & Betaine HCL w/ pepsin before meal; mag citrate after meal
Lunch: hydrolyzed collagen in tea at some point during the day; Digest Gold & Betaine HCL w/ pepsin before meal; mag citrate after meal
Dinner: zinc/copper w/ meal when I remember; Digest Gold & Betaine HCL w/ pepsin before meal; mag citrate after meal
Bedtime: 3-4 capsules of slippery elm (will increase to full dose of 4 tonight, but have been doing 3 lately)
In between: tons and tons of anti-fungals I'm trying to take them on an empty stomach. I'll start caprylic acid tonight & oil of oregano tonight as they are both supposed to arrive. In a few weeks, I'll switch one of those to Pau D'arco (not tea form).
I think I'll add a second dose of L-Glutamine after work.
Yeah, so after some reading this week on candida, I decided to test Betaine HCL again as I still have a large bottle of it. When I tried it previously, I got awful heartburn so I stopped. I've been having heartburn after meals lately, though no gas as long as I avoid starches, so I thought maybe low stomach acid may be an issue right now. I took a capsule of Betaine HCL right before my meal, with the Digest Gold, with dinner last night & breakfast this morning. No heartburn after the meal, though I did burp a bit. No burps after breakfast this AM. I'll continue with one capsule for now and try two if there are no ill effects. I am not noticing that "warm feeling" that is referenced in articles online. I hope it does something.
How to Supplement with Betaine HCL for Low Stomach Acid
Food - I have a chili recipe in the crock pot today. I hope it comes out alright. I haven't cooked yellow or green squash before and have no idea what it'll taste like in a chili.