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  • #16
    I'm going to do that test next week (the PCR test that looks for systemic bacteria and fungus). I've heard of people needing to go on the diet for even 6 months! And the problem is that you can't CHEAT at all because once that sugar gets to the candida, you have really set yourself back. But the cravings for sugar are really intense because that little candida bacteria really wants it and is trying to get you to eat it. Kind of freaky...reminds me of the 'ring' in Lord of the Rings.

    Also, I consulted with my nutritionist. He said that you should do the detox WHILE you are doing the candida cleanse...together you have a better chance of getting rid of the candida. I may get bentonite clay to detox. I read that it is very safe, and it seems like it could be a gentle detox. I want to be careful with my method of detox because I want to ease my body into it. I know that a harsh detox can be painful for IC peeps. I may even buy one of those ionic foot bath machines to help me detox. My body is really sensitive to food and I don't want to try some sort of detox supplement that may make me flare. I'm going to stay on my whole foods diet though, cut out the avocados and oils for a while (hard to detox with those in your system)...and TONS of my good ole' Evian water.

    I've been having a discussion about my diet and more at this forum here (started by someone else, but the discussion is on-going). I talk about my food journey, and it may be helpful: http://www.ic-network.com/forum/show...side-out/page3

    Bleck.
    MP
    Last edited by minharopaola; 02-08-2013, 01:11 PM.
    Diagnosed with IC since 2008. What I'm doing: 1. Reduce Stress (Sleep...10:30 bedtime MAX 2. Diet: Free of Grains, gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, some nightshades, and I avoid foods on IC list when possible, although IC-list foods don't bother me as much as these other things do. 3. What do I eat? At first the garbanzo bean pattie was my staple (http://tinyurl.com/bddoas4, look for my post). Now I'm on the Auto Immune Profile diet/AIP (Google 'Paleo mom AIP' for more info). 4. IC THESIS: IC is for me and many of us, a systemic issue. I'm looking into Hormone probs, Food intolerances, Leaky Gut, Candida, and oxalate issues. 5. Chronicle of my journey: Read about my ongoing learning here: http://www.weallseeic.blogspot.com I kiss my family every day. Stay positive everyone. I know we can beat this! IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT MY USER NAME: I had to redo my registration/username because I messed something up on my original registration (Something to do with my signature? HTML codes? Blah blah blah. Donna and I tried to figure it out, but alas, we decided the best thing I should do is just get a new userid. My new user ID is minharopaola+

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    • #17
      Re: Yeast, The Candida Diet and IC

      I am at my wit's end. Major systemic yeast issues led to on again off again bladder irritation and constant intestinal inflammation and cramping. So I adopted the candida diet and have been eating lots of alkalyzing veggies, some lean proteins, little healthy fats. Of course I have felt like hell getting off sugar and complex carbs and my yeast has gone nuts. However, my bladder starts flaring after every high veggie meal. Is this common with die off? The veggies in small quantities didn't bother me before and I hate to think I might have to also avoid oxalate foods (will leave so little to eat).

      Going to get the oxalate test but I hate to stop eating this way if might only be symptoms of yeast die off.

      Any experiences with anyone who did the diet??
      Laura D. in Florida

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      IC since 1994: primarily utilize herbal/natural treatments due to intolerance to many medications. Daily: Marshmallow Root Tea, Hormones, Cystoprotek, Desert Harvest Aloe Vera, Claritin, and relatively strict adherence to IC Diet.

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      • #18
        Re: Yeast, The Candida Diet and IC

        Have you been diagnosed with yeast infection? If so, I suggest you ask your doctor about treatment options.

        Donna
        Stay safe


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        • #19
          Re: Yeast, The Candida Diet and IC

          Hi everyone;

          I found the right thread I just got diagnosed with candida and hypothyroid and I want to implement all this together Anyhow my naturopath gave me a hypo-allergenic/low GI diet that eliminates a lot gluten diary free, no bananas, no potatoes, no oatmeal, no eggs and some things that are allowed on the IC diet. So, I told my doctor that I should also follow this diet too, but he said don't worry so much now, but I did get a flare up yesterday I suspect from some supplements he gave me. So would love to know how others are doing? I know its not easy, but its doable, as long as you don't get too hungry, even if you have to repeat some foods.

          I read above that the yeast actually could've caused the IC and really believe that as my problem began when my infections began, so it is the bl...y candida

          p,s I also eat quinoa, but was adamant about what to eat for breakfast, as no eggs and no oatmeal. o what do you eat? I heard protein smoothies with almond milk are good and am planning to do buckwheat, or just eat leftovers from dinner!

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          • #20
            Re: Yeast, The Candida Diet and IC

            This probably will make your diet even more restrictive than just the IC diet, which I suggest you continue with. I just hope it works well for you.

            Sending gentle hugs,
            Donna
            Stay safe


            Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
            Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

            Have you checked the ICN Shop?
            Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

            Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

            Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

            Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

            AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

            I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
            [3MG]

            Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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            • #21
              Re: Yeast, The Candida Diet and IC

              Honestly, I do not believe in gluten free much. BUT, I have fructose intolerance and I can not have any wheat! Not sure about connection to IC, I just get pain in my belly. But I am absolutely fine with oats and rhye and rice and such, when bread is yeast-free, or porridge is absolutely fine for me: oats, corn and so on. I would say, leave out all wheat, as it is really high on gluten and hard to digest, but continue other breads, porridges and so on.

              Very important: leave out all sugar, when you have yeast! I am sugar-free, as sugar is fructose, mostly. Not forever sugar free, I am just now for 2-3 weeks diet. But this could help you much more than leaving out some important food. Oh, I am dairy-free as well, because I have milk allergy, now lately I think I can tolerate just a bit cheese and so, but I do not get too far. You can try without dairy 1-2 weeks, but not sure is it very necessary if you have no lactose problems.

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              • #22
                Re: Yeast, The Candida Diet and IC

                Hi I was slightly mistaken about the diet I am following, It is a hypo-allergic low GI index diet, because my main issue is my thyroid that is not in great order and he suspects I might have Hashimoto's so put me initially on gluten free, dairy free, sugar free , but unlike the Candida diet I can actually eat some grains, and legumes, and maybe a little starchy vegetables. I think he recommended this to stabilize blood sugar and improve immunity. I do think though since I had many infections I do have some yeast, but not sure how much. Have to do blood work this week anyway and will find out!

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