I have finally managed to regain access to my emails. I was so delighted as I’ve had problems for months. But my delight quickly turned to upset when I saw how many emails I’ve received from people all over the world who needed help and support. I am working my way through them all. Please bear with me as I need to read them carefully before responding. I’ve had hundreds which shocked me.
It makes me realise how important it is to keep this blog going and for us all to share our stories and suggestions to help each other.
If you have any tips to help candida sufferers please leave a comment at the end of this post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year when I go shopping for Christmas food I always remember the difficult Christmases I had while on the anti-candida diet. Its hard enough trying to keep to the diet without the added pressure of the festive season’s lovely tempting foods and drinks.
I learnt the hard way that the only way to cope was to plan my meals as always, work out little healthy ‘cheats’ and plan how to cope with any problems. I never wanted everyone to know I was on the diet so work parties and social gatherings were tricky. I learnt to say I was driving which was why I wasnt drinking. I would stick to soda water and lime or diet drinks if I had to. Buffets and canapes were another minefield. Again I had to learn the hard way that it was easier to avoid than try to pick out what I could eat. I used to use the excuse that I had already eaten and was not hungry.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can still enjoy the festive season and perhaps even a few ‘treats’. I’ll be sharing some of my ideas soon! If you have any suggestions to help other candida sufferers please let a comment at the bottom of this page.