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  • jackiejov
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    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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  • krist656
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    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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  • ICNDonna
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    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

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

    Donna

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  • lauraads
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    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??

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  • minharopaola
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    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.

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  • Chipotle
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    How long do you do the candida diet? I'm having a test done next week, and if I test positive for yeast, I'll need to be doing both diets at the same time, but to be honest, the thought of that really overwhelms me. I find the IC diet restrictive enough as it is. I can't imagine taking sugar out to, and I feel for those who live with me.

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  • minharopaola
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    Hi Raelynnw,

    I too have a candida issue. I have the following history as far as yeast/candida goes:
    - years of antibiotics,
    -always moderately itchy in my crotch area,
    -Thrush: I have 3 kids, and with my first 2 we all had THRUSH (a form of candida infection on the breast of a nursing mother or on the baby's tongue)...usually babies give thrush to the breast-feeding mother because they spit up a lot and the candida comes up from their gut, and onto the mother's nipple. The only problem for me was my babies NEVER EVER spit up. It's strange but I'd never bring a burp rag along with me...they rarely spit up. So it was very strange that I got thrush with my first two babies. When I was nursing my 3rd, I noticed the signs of thrush right away so I freaking popped 8 probiotics a day, and I even would open a capusle and sprinkle some of the powder on my nipple before and after nursing, and I was able to kick it. But the entire time I felt like I was barely kicking the thrush.
    -I do crave sugars, but ever since I went on my crazy grain-free, animal product-free, low oxalate, IC diet, sugar has naturally been out of my life.

    So, I'm currently cutting out all fruit to try and kick my Yeast and have 0 sugar.

    Finally, I'm not sure if FeatherBullet is still checking this forum, but I thought I may ask her--or anyone really who may know-- Do you recommend doing a detox of heavy metals BEFORE, DURING, or AFTER trying a candida cleanse? I have heard that it is best before. Not sure. I would like to hit it hard the first time and get it right. But who wouldn't

    Thanks everyone! We can beat this IC! I know it! STAY POSITIVE EVERYONE!

    Going for remission here,
    MP

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  • raelynnw
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    So I know it's been a while since anyone posted anything on this thread but I'm curious to know how you're all doing. I'm doing the anti-candida diet as well as the IC diet since that is the only way I have found any relief after 3 months of misery and a doctor who won't prescribe pain medication (basically he'll only give me steroids, antibiotics and gelnique). I know I have a yeast problem since the back of my tongue is white, I have symptoms of yeast infections and insane sugar cravings. I'm hoping to hear that all of you were successful and that there is a light at the end of this very long, dark tunnel.

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  • featherbullet
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    I am doing the candida diet. I read the book The Yeast Connection(highly recommend), and it actually lists IC as a symptom of yeast overgrowth. I am doing a yeast buster kit by Inno-vite which contains bentonite clay, caprylic acid, probiotics , and psyllium fibre. So far so good. My brain fog is gone and my sysstem feels "clean"
    If anyone here has candida symptoms along with bladder issues, such as brain fog, fatigue, yeast infections ,irritability, sugar cravings, history of anti biotics , birth control pills, steroids, etc..then I recommend lookng into a yeast cleanse. I work at a health food store and am in school for holistic nutrition, so I am familiar with this kind of stuff. If anyone has questions, feel free to ask!

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  • shebear
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    I take femdopholis - http://www.jarrow.com/product.php?prodid=391.

    It really does work me controlling my yeast infections. Not sure how it fits in with the IC diet, though- I'm just beginning to figure out what is good or not for the IC.

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  • Stacie Lynn
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    I was going to ask what people were taking. My doc just told me that while ill you need around 30 billion (so your 25 is good) then when you have everything under control you can back down to 5 - 10. Right now I am not on enough and am working on finding one that doesn't break the bank. As far as the diagnosis...did you mean the blood disorder? If so, my sister had 2 heart attacks and a stroke last Jan. She is younger than I am, so it made me quite nervous. It was found that they were due to blood clots. I went in for testing and they found a rare blood disorder. The doc wasn't too worried about me because I had gotten through my pregnancies fine, then wham, I ended up with a bi-lateral pulmonary embolism a week later. So now I am on blood thinners indefinitely. If you were asking about the yeast...I had the ALCAT blood allergy test. It found a systemic candida issue.

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  • valkay18
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    Originally posted by Stacie Lynn View Post
    This is helpful to me...I am going to have to try this. I had a confirmed test if a systemic candida problem. On top of that I have a blood disorder so I am on thinners and have to be careful with salads, broccoli, spinach, etc. I am having sooooo much trouble figuring out what to eat. I am also going to try a good probiotic and see how it goes.
    Hi Stacie -

    Wow, you are a worse case than me with the blood thinners! How were you diagnosed, if I might ask? I had a hard time figuring things out. Also, I take double the probiotics every night to keep things under control. A good one is Florajen 3, which is in the refrigerator at most natural food stores. Walgreens (pharmacy department behind the counter) has it the cheapest. You want at least 10 - 25 billion active cultures. 25 is a bit on the high side, but since I am so susceptible to yeast, that is what I take.

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  • Stacie Lynn
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    This is helpful to me...I am going to have to try this. I had a confirmed test if a systemic candida problem. On top of that I have a blood disorder so I am on thinners and have to be careful with salads, broccoli, spinach, etc. I am having sooooo much trouble figuring out what to eat. I am also going to try a good probiotic and see how it goes.

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