Ah. I thought you meant that you weren't going to allow yourself one single instance of diversion from the Primal at all, ever. Well, in that case, I agree with you then. Eating 80/20 all the time does nothing for me, either.
Originally Posted by Earthy Mama
This Christmas season has shown me approx what makes me feel good, and what doesn't, because now I have 6 months of Primal (one of those was a Whole30) and a pretty liberal Christmas season to compare it to. For me, a lot of it hinges upon two things: the type and quality of the fatty acids, and the type/amount of sugar.
Ketchup (duh lol)
Those are going to be eliminated for the time being. Going to attempt eating seasonally.
I've looked here and there about candida die-off, but I have spent all morning/afternoon really reasearching it b/c I'm at my wits end.
I do not have what I thought was carb-flu, it's candida die-off. I didn't come to this conclusion just willy nilly, I've had recurrent (like ALL the time it seems) v.yeast infections for 3-4yrs now so it makes complete sense what is happening.
Light at the end of the tunnel... I'm not going the route of letting it die off slowly, I'm killing it fast and will do everything to detox my body at the same time. I'm so done with this yeast buildup in my body.
need for more sleep
swollen lymph nodes
mucous discharge (nose and nether regions)
Fun. Not. So not cool having to deal with this, but I am happy it's my body's way of finally getting rid of something that has plagued me for years.
OMG you sound like me with the above. I battled it for 18 months after my second son was born. It was just the itch that came out, no obvious redness or anything, so Drs just said ignore it and move on its nothing.
Then discovered primal, and also realised dairy made it worse. I gave it up on and off during the last year. Now I am using HWC and butter and it seems to be OK.
I hope you can work it out ASAP, itching in that area drives ya mad I tell ya! Coconut oil on the area helped me tons! Also apple cider vinegar in a glass of water in the morning too (or lemon juice).
I too am a SAHM with 2 boys (5 and 2.5). Have you checked out the Eat Moar Fat thread? Its what is finally working for me I feel amazing!
Good luck with your journey
BTW love the quote in your signature.
I am studying to be a naturopath via distance learning, and I am most excited about teaching people about the primal way of life to help them deal with their issues once I am qualified.
Last edited by Earthy Mama; 01-06-2013 at 08:20 AM.
Wooo for homebirth!
My second son was a HBAC and it was a beautiful healing experience for my first sons unneccesearean. (failed induction, cascade of intervention and running out of time).
Yes the garlic and probiotic vaginally helped me too.
Butter I use for bulletproof coffee and putting on veg. Yep HWC = heavy whipping cream.
No crash yet, in fact, I just vacuumed. LOL!
Woo for no crash!
I have only had BP coffee, and HWC since Sat dinner (monday am here now), and I feel amazing, full of beans, and no hunger. I am just going with it, since I spent so many years stuffing my face to the point of feeling sick. Then trying to starve to make up for it. No wonder i am 100 lbs over weight
Homebirthing used to feel like it was the biggest thing ever to me, but now it just seems normal ya know?
Are you still breastfeeding your youngest? I stopped my youngest at 18 months, and my oldest at 3 years 3 months. I breastfed them both for around 6 months, then I told my oldest now he needed to stop and it was so stress free as he understood, it was great. But by the time I got to 18 months with my youngest I just couldn't do it any more, and weaning was so stressful and took ages, and I got mastitis for the first time ever, the whole process was so awful, and I should have just stuck it out. I feel so much guilt over it I have offered often since then, but he doesn't know how to suck any more. I still have milk though.
Why do you think you were having too much butter? Due to the candida? Or were you not losing?