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Lymetoo
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What would you ask?? I have a new health coach and she has access to an expert on Candida/yeast (at least for awhile) ...

So she asked me to write down anything and everything I wanted to ask about it.

I need your input and help here!! What would YOU ask??

(I told her to ask how the H to get rid of it!! [Big Grin] )

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i would ask, can candida cause derealisation/brain fog/anxiety, and it not just be lyme or whatever, if you get a chance lymetoo would you ask for me thank you

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Sure will!! Good question!

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You read my mind! I have many questions but:

There are so many diets out there to get rid of yeast...some with grains, some with fruit, some with beans and nuts and of course the meat and veggie only.

1)So, what is the diet that we must follow that will not feed the candida??? Does it really need to be only meat and veggies or can we add in certain grains/beans??

2)How long do we need to be on the diet typically and can we ever eat sugar/white foods again?
Thanks!!!

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I would ask how to you know if your symptoms are candida or something else since the symptoms seem to mimic each other?
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I would ask what herbal/alternatives would help instead of pharmaceuticals and also what would help with the die off reaction when killing candida.
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Great questions!!!

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Can killing candida cause hair loss and lots of acne? If so, how can if be avoided? It's awful to experience those things along with the other awful die off it creates for me.

I previously thought that diflucan was causing excessive hair shedding, but then I took compounded liquid nystatin (not with sugar) along with cryptolepis and high doses of curcumin. These items together caused the most horrid flare ever! I lost chunks of hair and my skin is still awful. And I'm even off of all that stuff now! I had stopped diflucan so I know the shedding hair wasn't from that drug.

How about can die off last for weeks and weeks if you've got a really bad case of candida?

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I have heard some Dr.s say do not pulse prescription antifungals (like Diflucan)

because it will make the yeast strain resistant/stronger-

Yet some LLMD's prescribe it to pulse in the week.

Who is right?

(And thank you!)

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Does coconut oil really help get rid of candida?
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OK... got those down! Anyone else?

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Is it true that if you have mercury toxicity that the body will not allow the elimination of candida because it helps the body deal with the mercury?
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another one...can i still have systemic candida if I don't have a white film on my tongue, and how reliable is the spit test?
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Are there any accurate tests for Candida?

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Thanks!

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If it's not too late... here is another question.

Can candida cause tinnitus, hearing loss and/or head buzzing if settled in that part of the body?

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I have been confused by some recent postings suggesting that some kinds of probiotics actually contribute to yeast overgrowth (something to do with lactobacillus overgrowth I think?), so knowing which probiotics to avoid would be helpful as well.

Thanks! I hope the appt. is useful!

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WPinVA, If you're referring to my posts, probiotics don't contribute to yeast but can contribute to SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth).

Tutu, Can you ask if yeast can contribute to or lead to SIBO? Also, curious if coconut oil is useful for yeast/sibo. And, specifics on diet of course! Thanks!

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I am wondering if bananas are ok. I have heard that they were, because they feed the good bacteria. Tickled, what is the treatment of SIBO? more antibiotics? How do you know if you have an overgrowth in the small intestine?
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Sure will, tickled!!

"girl".. I was treated for supposed SIBO and it made me WAY worse. I likely was misdiagnosed. The GI Dr did NOT do a test.

He gave me an antibiotic and it cleared every last ounce of good bacteria that I had.

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aw, I was just wondering because I was told I had an overgrowth of the good bacteria in the female area, so I was wondering how they would know if it was overgrown in the intestine.

I read that even for an overgrowth of the good bacteria, eliminating sugar will help. I am struggling on this diet. I never got over the hump of craving sugar. Gotta start AGAIN tomorrow! [Frown]

If I could just have blueberries and bananas, I'd be ok, but to totally cut every fruit and every form of sugar is hard, at least for the first week or so. Had low blood sugar a couple of times, felt like I would faint.

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Eat tons of vegetables for the carbs. Allow yourself GF breads or crackers.

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Yes, more antibiotics for SIBO. Although the GAPS diet claims to heal this and much more. I'm in the process of reading the book right now and am planning on doing GAPS.

I found out about my overgrowth through testing by Metametrix. From what I understand, if you take probiotics and don't limit sugars then good bacteria can overgrow and cause problems like D-lactate acidosis.

I also think that if there is yeast then bacteria can relocate to small intestine causing problems there where they don't belong especially if diet isn't adhered to.

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Oh yeah, I remember reading somewhere that berries and cherries are ok w/Candida and certain apples that are lower in sugar (maybe green apples?).
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Yes, Granny Smith apples.

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Lymetoo; Can you share any info. with us when you get some of the answers? Thanks! DW
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Sure will!!!!

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Castor oil packs on the liver seem to help me enormously with candida. I wonder if that's just me, or others. I wonder if the liver is particularly important with candida, or if my candida has a base there. Would castor oil packs on the liver be great for others?
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Castor oil packs help with detoxing the toxins produced by die-off of Lyme, Candida & other infections.

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Is fermented food like sauerkraut good or bad for yeast? How about apple cider vinegar? I have read both online.

Also does coffee feed yeast? A neighbor told me it does.

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Coffee, being hot, can kill a lot of the probiotics in your stomach, so I've read.

IMO, ACV is a good fermented food, regular vinegar is not good for yeast. Fermented foods like sauerkraut are a powerhouse probiotic food, good for you. Great, actually. you can feel them working.

Candida weakens the liver because of the toxins it emits, acetlyaldehyde and ethanol, I believe. The liver is working overtime.

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[Smile] Just realized those last question were probably meant for the EXPERT lady.

I have a question for ANYONE.

Do we know FOR SURE that garlic does not kill the good bacteria? How does it differentiate (when nothing else seems to). It is antimicrobial, so why wouldn't it kill the good ones, too?

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I have heard the same about coffee killing beneficial bacteria but am not sure it is b/c of the heat. Interestingly things started going to hell for me after I developed a coffee habit.

girl, good question about garlic differentiating between good and bad bacteria. I've often wondered this myself about garlic and other things like GSE (grapefruit seed extract). If anyone knows the answer I'd love to hear it.

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Well I've eaten 4 big cloves of garlic today, so I hope it doesn't kill the "good guys". [Smile]
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Nah... it's all good. Hope you survive it. [Wink]

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Killing candida with herbs or other direct chemical stuff (including garlic, or whatever you think of, that looks natural) never was the solution for candida for myself.

For me, it is like turning a button on or off.

When the candida button is on, I need:

- strict diet
- MULTIPLE candida killers
- good probiotics.
- photons
- chlorella or other binders
- electrosmog avoidance
- exercises, vit D, enzymes, KPU etc

And STILL, candida will be there, bothering me, for quite some time.

I find that the only way to get candida in control is to 'convince' my body to stop producing it.

The only thing that so far has effectively helped me to do that type of 'reasoning' are nosodes.

Nosodes alone will not be efficient, but WITHOUT nosodes, it takes too much energy, time and work to convince my body to stop the candida production.

The same strain of candida can turn into a bad strain from night to day, like in a flash. When it starts, well, in my experience, it is only a treatment that ADDS nosodes that makes my body reacts fast and 'rethink' about that transformation.

when I'm on nosodes (photooned are much better), I can still eat fruits, carbs and chocolate (black), and the infection will calm down anyway, sooner or later.

If not on nososdes, I can't just eat what I normally would eat (fruits, carbs and chocol!!). I get fogged, tired, bloated, all the things that candida cause...

If you can ask the person if he (or she) knows about that 'transformation' of candida.

I've seen photos of the harmless version of candida and the bad agressive candida, they look like different species, but the article said it was the exact same species in different manifestations.

If so, it is not the candida we need to fight, but what makes it turn into a sort of malignant form.

And if the person has experience with nosodes!

Thanks!

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any updates?
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I'm giving her this last round of questions. I think she will be able to ask about them soon.

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