Mood - There are warning signs all over the place lately. Anxiety was high yesterday, but today depression is settling in. I need to let Hulky know.
My downward spiral with diet & mood is very gradual right now, but it's still there. I've turned at least one rotation so far. Is it the weak will causing the bad diet causing the bad mood or is it the mood causing all the rest? It would be helpful to know in order to figure out the best treatment. Do I need to borrow Tomi's big girl panties or break out the 5-HTP?
I took L-tyrosine and Vitex this morning. I don't know, there's just that thought that it could be hormonal. Maybe it is the start of the week long PMS again. If it is, I feel really sad that my body is so borked that I can't produce progesterone properly on my own. I don't know what to do about that. I don't know if the L-Tyrosine is helping. I have some here at work, I realized, so I might take another shortly. I felt depressed enough that it diminished my appetite this morning. I could tell I would be hungry if not for the mood.
And maybe if I just demolish this yeast thing, it will all be okay. I honestly think that's very likely, but I'm still left with the question of where to start. My order of caprylic acid will arrive tomorrow and the Puritan's Pride order of oil of oregano is still pending. After taking the caprylic acid for a few weeks, I will need to switch to something else. Maybe liquid Pau D'arco, as I don't think the tea is strong enough this time (maybe I just picked a bad brand, I know one was stronger than the other last time). Or maybe I'll try that gymnema Goldie referenced. I need to do more research on how to use it. I'm exploring the CureZone Candida subforum today.
I had kettlecorn last night. It was great. I got the Stop & Shop brand which has palm oil, not soybean oil. I'm sure corn is bad, bad, bad for my poor gut, but I was tired of fighting.
Links of interest for myself:
Candida - Candidiasis Prevention, Cure, Curing Protocol, Remedies, Herbs, Alternative Medicine
Element Two: Probiotics | The Candida Diet
How To Choose A Probiotic | The Candida Diet
ThreeLac Probiotics | The Candida Diet - I still have some Threelac left, but I'm finding mixed info about when to take probiotics when you start treating yeast.
How To Make Your Own Kefir | The Candida Diet
Candida Treatment Protocol - General Discussion - The Candida Forum - Utilizes molybdenum & nettle leaf; would try the SCD as the "cleanse" diet, going back to mainly chicken soup blend; have not heard of using red thyme oil before
Constipation Remedies - General Discussion - The Candida Forum - Don't like most of those recommendations, but definitely agree that promoting motility is really important while dealing with candida. It always feels worse when I'm simultaneously constipated.
Gut - I "gave it a break" yesterday after the morning's clear-out. But today I need to make sure there's movement.