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hello!

I’m finding that this little blip is a lot easier to deal with.  I’m taking a lot more probiotics than previously as my aim is to beat this once and for all. In the past I’ve been so keen to get to the end of the 8 weeks that I havent really had a plan to beat it forever apart from trying to stick to the anti candida diet and keeping my fingers crossed! Not a good plan as I realised this year. I had a tremendously stressful period. I wont go into all the details but it was a nightmare and I thank God that all my loved ones are ok which is the main thing.  I have found a fantastic cook book which I recommend called ‘Cooking Without Made Easy’ by Barbara Cousins. Its full of recipes without dairy, gluten, yeast or sugar.  It even includes cakes!! Perfect for candida sufferers and also anyone who is intolerant to gluten.  We are having fun trying out the recipes!  I think Dr Mercola’s view that trying to zap the candida with anti fungals is not really the long term solution.  I am trying to boost my immune system through vitamins, healthy eating, lots of sleep, aromatherapy massages, chill out time (a new one for busy bee me!) and of course probiotics.  I understand that most of the immune system is in the gut so an imbalance of gut will adversely affect the immune system. I understand this better now. I am keeping on the diet as I’ve managed to lost a half a stone!! So I want to lose another half a stone so that I look nicer in my bikini this summer.  One of the perks of the anti candida diet! 😉

But one of the negatives is other people’s attitudes. Does anyone else have any ideas on this one? I dont tell many people about candida or the diet as its supervised by my naturopath and they think anyone who isnt a ‘proper’ Doctor is a crank.  My limited diet makes office parties and meals an absolute nightmare.  I have heard rumours that the women in the office think I’ve got an eating disorder as I avoid the junk food that they eat!! Mind you I also avoid their obesity so I’m not complaining too much!  So do I tell them and risk getting called a crank? I’ve tried it and totally regretted it so I tend to keep quiet and try to avoid eating in front of people… and I wonder why they think I’ve got an eating disorder! he! he!  I wish I knew someone else who has candida.

Day 2

The sun is shining and I am about to sit in the sunshine for 20 mins or so. I think it helps and I’ve been told that so long as I am careful not to burn, then it can help to raise the seratonin levels in my brain which makes me feel better! If you want to learn more about the positive effects of sunshine visit Dr Mercola’s fantastic website.

I am taking weak colloidol silver (3ppm) to start with. 5ml three times a day. I am also taking my pau d’arco, capryllic acid and my Garden of Life Primal Defence arrived this morning (edited by Katie 10 Oct 07 – I dont recommend this product any longer.  There is too much controversy. Now I rely on threelac for my probiotics). I think my bad day yesterday was due to kill-off. I feel a lot better today. I should also add that I have been diagnosed as low in pancreatic enzymes so I take those too. I also take a selection of vitamins according to the tests carried out by my naturopath. So yes I am rattling! But I feel a lot better. I am also taking aromatherapy baths which I highly recommend. I mix 10 drops of pure essential oils in a few ml of carrier oil (grapeseed as I already had some). The mix of oils depends on how I feel. I use an aromatherapy guide book for advice. Its easy!! For example today my bath will contain tea tree and lavender to kill candida and any bugs plus rosemary to help alleviate fatigue. I would add some lemon oil but you cant use if you are going in the sun. Lemon helps to lift the spirits. There are so many oils to choose from and many of them smell divine. They only cost a few pound so its a low cost treat! You can also burn the oils in a special oil burner but I think baths help more if you are poorly. I burn oils if someone germy has visited!

I am also doing my Louise Hay’s affirmations which helps enormously (and I was such a sceptic in the beginning!). Plus I’m trying to drink loads of water. Fingers crossed that all this works.

Hope its lovely and sunny with you today!