Posted by August (220.127.116.11) on October 16, 2000 at 11:46:25:
In Reply to: Ted and Dennis O'C... posted by Flash on October 16, 2000 at 07:45:54:
lasimil(hope i spelled that right) or diflucan will temporarily treat the candida. It takes months, like over 6 sometimes up to a year to bring your body back into balance. You never completely get rid of candida. Everyone has it to some degree in their systems.
If your going to get your body back to balance with it, you need to look at your diet. Cut out carbohydrates, sugar(all sugars)including fruit juices, fermented foods, dairy products, all alcohol, fungi foods(mushrooms) and foods containing yeast. Eat night shade foods, lentils, rice, oats, fish, meat(but watch out for meat that has steroids because of the chance of antibiotics used also) eat lots of garlic(it's a fungus fighter)
Sugar and yeast are the most important to avoid. You don't need to eat like this for 6 months. You should until you get your body back into balance.
While your eliminating foods that feed the candida you need to re-populate the good bacteria in your system. Get a supplement of lactobacillus acidophilus, or bifidobacteria bifudum. If you can get a supplement with both even better. Make sure that the supplement reads it is at least 1billion active organisms per gram. Once you open it you need to keep it in the refridgerator so the organisms don't die.
Other supplements to help are aloe vera juice, and essential fatty acids (efa's)
Taking garlic capsules is another supplement that will help fight off the candida. B-vitamins is another.
It's easy to take a pill like diflucan or something else, but your only masking the symptoms temporarily and it's short term.
There are symptoms that are warnings that the candida is out of balance in your system. Symptoms include achey joints, gastrointestinal pain, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, sensitivity to perfumes and other chemicals, poor memory and concentration, recurrent sore throats and nasal congestion, blurred vision, ear infections, chronic fatigue(never seem to get enough sleep) compromised immune system, depression, irritability, acne, migraines, muscle pain, thrush, cystitis, and muscle pain.
Flash your right, about that it can eat holes through your stomach(tiny holes) and enter into the bloodstream and reach your brain. It's called brain allergies. In the book i have about it, writen by a naturopath and dr. of osteopathy they don't mention headaches as being in the symptoms of the stage where it reaches the brain. They do say it can affect the brain and cause symptoms of schizophrenia, mood swings and depression. If it can reach the brain and cause these things, it could be that it could affect the hypothalamus as well.
I hope this info might help someone.
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