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atmyhouse
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Hi All,

I have been a member quite some time and was treated ten years ago for lyme (6 1/2mos) and again in the winter of 2008-09. This site has aways been informative and supportive.
Well since the spring of '09 I have not been the same digestion-wise and wondered if I may be on the right track of Candida. Been to the doctors and been given the OTC stuff (purple pill) - I believe there's more to do. Any information appreciated!

Thanks!

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Keebler
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can you be specific - what is the "OTC stuff (purple pill)" ?

I have no idea of what that might me.

You say this is helping? "I may be on the right track of Candida"

or are you asking if the right track is to explore candida as a problem?

Did you take probiotics when you were on antibiotics (abx) . . . did anyone ever suggest OLE (Olive Leaf Extract) or allicin (or freeze dried garlic capsules)?

DGL is also excellent. Articles here: http://www.vrp.com/ArticlesSearch.aspx?k=DGL


All that is good. An Rx, Diflucan can help in tough cases but that can also be hard on your liver and liver support is essential.

Nizoril (sp?) and Nystation are also other anti-fungal Rx but generally not as strong as Diflucan.

Have you read some of the books and articles about Candida?
Diet advice is very good there but can vary a bit. Basically, cut out all simple sugars and avoid artificial anything. Real food will help your gut heal.

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atmyhouse
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The "purple pill" is Zantac - for more of a gastritis treatment. Although it relieves the heartburn, I still have gas, bloating, and lack of bowel movements for nearly 5 days. I still get abdominal and high rib pains. Have tried to increase fiber intake, and lowered sugars, but honestly this has been since April.
The last bought of ABX I actually didn't do the probiotics...thinking a 3 month course is easier than the 6 1/2 one 10 years ago. (I know - not wise)

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Atmyhouse,

have you tried the morning spit test? i just took it 2 weeks ago and had my wife participate so i had a base line. i fialed in 3 mins and her's was fine. Google on the internet...not very scientific but will give yome idea.

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Keebler
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Zantac did nothing for me. Zippo.

DGL was MUCH more effective.

Good luck.
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BackinStOlaf
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Google "Anti Candida Diet"..

no amount of medication will help you if you continue to eat foods that feed yeast- these include:

sugar, carbs, dairy and starches

it is a difficult diet but I have been doing it for about 4 months and it is getting easier.

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gemofnj
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at,

gazillions of threads on yeast and candida.. just do a search on this site and you will come up with many wonderful options.

Mainly: no carbs or sweets, including things such as peanuts, mushrooms, etc.

Also, taking live culture (refrigerated) high culture/high strain probiotic such as Renew Life Ultimate Flora, 50 billion/10 strain, or Megaflora, helps your body fight the production of candida.

Most of all you need to starve the yeast.

good luck!

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But remember that candida is a fungal infection. You will need some sort of anti-fungal agent whether an Rx like Diflucan or a supplement like allicin or OLE.

The probics are required to replenish.

DGL is to soothe the GI tract and stomach and can also help if H. Pylori is a factor, which is quite likely. H. Pylori is the infection that causes ulcers and some gum disease.

And, you can't avoid carbs totally as our body requires carbohydrates - but as others suggest, no simple carbs - only as complex foods, mostly vegetables of many colors.

There are some gluten-free whole grains that, in moderation, can help fuel your body and they supply important nutrients.

These include Quinoa ("Keen-wa"), Millet, Buchwheat (really a legume), Wild Rice (really a grass), dark brown, red and black rices. Quinoa would be the best choice as it's very light and high in amino acid profile (also low glycemic index).

Be sure to get enough good protein and good fats, too.

You should probably also be evaluated for H. Pylori as that is very likely a player here and requires special treatment.

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quote:
Originally posted by BackinStOlaf:
[QB] Google "Anti Candida Diet"..

no amount of medication will help you if you continue to eat foods that feed yeast- these include:

sugar, carbs, dairy and starches


Candida Diet and Elimination:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/021202.html

Buy a good probiotic like Theralac. www.theralac.com

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