SparkPeople Beating Candida Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=21606 For People willing to discuss ideas and helps for those suffering from Candida SparkPeople Beating Candida Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=21606 Why I'm moving from Beat Candida to GAPS & not SCD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x59856890 Just wanted to copy a post of my blog here, as I'm aware that others are a little confused over which of these diets is best, and maybe this will help you decide. <BR> <BR> I have also put this post on the SCD and GAPS teams today, so apologies if any of you see it twice. <BR> <BR> The Beat Candida Plan tries to remove all sugar from the diet, including the sugar in fruit, milk, and honey, as sugar is what Candida lives on. <BR> <BR> All funghi and fermented foods are also removed from t... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:46:52 EST Wheat free yeast free rye bread recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x59801795 This makes a slightly crumbly close textured loaf. The crust is slightly crunchy but not hard. <BR> <BR> And it tastes of olive oil, as I used extra virgin, but if you don’t like that you could substitute a different oil. <BR> <BR> Also, I try to keep as much salt out of my diet as poss, but if you prefer you could add some, perhaps a level teaspoon? <BR> <BR> Pre-heat your oven on 170 degrees <BR> Grease a baking tray <BR> Sieve 450g wholemeal rye flour (I used Doves) <BR> Wit... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:31:57 EST New and curious! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x59784936 Hi! <BR> Sorry this might be long! <BR> I have been struggling with candida for over a year now. <BR> It is not generalized a this time. But definitely there. <BR> Have tried many treatments without success. <BR> Specialist has asked that I reset my gut with diet and probiotics. <BR> I was not given an actual diet to follow. <BR> General rule given was no sugar, no alcohol. <BR> So I've looked for candida diet plans and I think I'm following a (really) very strict one. <BR> (no white flour, ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:01:29 EST Free summit about autoimmune disease TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x59720356 Free online summit dedicated to Helping you Reverse and Prevent Autoimmune Disease <BR> November 10th - 17th 2014 <BR> This is starting today here is link to sign up. <link>autoimmunesummit.com/ </link> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:00:36 EST stevia?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x59681729 Can someone recommend pure Stevia at a good price? I notice some store brands have sugar. <BR> Thanks Margarette Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:16:40 EST Yeast free bread recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x59598562 Grease 2 loaf tins with butter (or just use a buttered baking sheet) <BR> Pre-heat oven on 170 degrees (fan) <BR> Mix 2 level teaspoons of sodium bicarbonate into <BR> 450g wholemeal strong plain flour (sieved) <BR> Stir in 300ml of natural yoghurt <BR> And 150ml of warm water <BR> Mix together but no need to knead <BR> Flour your worktop <BR> Divide dough into two <BR> Coat each portion with flour <BR> Shape into 2 flatish oval shaped loaves <BR> Place in the loaf tins or on baking tray <BR>... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:45:09 EST Hi I'm following Erica White's Beat Candida plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x59521203 I started point 1 of her 4 point plan (getting my food right) on 29th September 2014. <BR> I started point 2 (taking nutritional supplements) on 3rd Oct. <BR> <BR> I am intolerant to oats and wheat. <BR> I will be testing to see if I'm tolerant to rye (and therefore gluten) tomorrow, and casein and whey the week after next. <BR> <BR> I hope to start points 3 & 4 of the plan (taking antifungals and beneficial bacteria) on Wednesday 5th November. <BR> <BR> I'll be a member of this team from ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:24:31 EST Sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x50486037 Just a post to say: I am sorry. I am not knowledgeable about Candida, I don't even know if I have a Candida issue, I was looking for information because of some literature I've read, describing some symptoms I do have. <BR> <BR> It was never my intention to become a team leader. I merely emailed, clicked and voila... the leader. <BR> <BR> I have removed myself as the leader of this group, because I do not have the knowledge to facilitate a group and I also do not have time to devot... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 14:10:28 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x50441776 It doesn't look like this board is very active, but that's alright. I've been on SP for over 2 years & have been dieting & exercising for over 3 years. I lost 30 pounds & have about 10-14 more to go to reach my goal weight. <BR> <BR> I've known I've had a candida problem for a few years now & try to watch carbs & take probiotics religiously but looking back on my symptoms, I now know that it goes back well over 10 years. <BR> <BR> Two months ago, I started seeing a naturapathic doctor who... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:28:33 EST Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x48540578 Does anyone ever post on here anymore? Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:30:15 EST Looking for some Candida People? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x47864273 <BR> If you have a problem with Candida then I am looking for you! I'm looking for several people who want to share their experiences & symptoms. What are your symptoms? How did you find out you had a Candida problem? Did you ever have any testing done? <BR> <BR> What is your diet like? Do you eat any sugar? Do you have brain fog? Are you bothered by orders or smells? Do you have anxiety? Do you eat a lot of vegetables? Do you have any skin rashes? or fungus o... Tue, 1 May 2012 19:07:49 EST Do you have Parasites??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x47777919 <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> If you have a Candida problem you could also have parasites. Sometime you don't even know you have them. You could have them for years without any symptoms. I just recently found out I had parasites when I seen it going to the bathroom. In most cases this is where you will find them in your stool. <BR> <BR> They don't often show up in stool or saliva tests. If you see them in the toilet get it out & take the parasite to your Doctor. They... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:19:16 EST Basic Vingerette Dressing ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x47744531 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> For those of us with a Candida problem know we can't use vinegar. The next best product to use is called Vitamin C Crystals- unbuffered by Solgar. Vitamin C Crystals is a white granulated powder that is tangy & tart. Just what we need to make our salad dressings taste great. <BR> <BR> You can also use the Vitamin C Crystals to sprinkle on vegetables or tuna salad to spark up the taste. I'm sure you will find a lot of ways to use it. You won't even miss ... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:20:33 EST The Yeast Connection Cookbook! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x47740870 <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I have found this book to be very helpful while I was first with the Candida Problem. The name of the book is called The Yeast Connection Cookbook. You can also get The Yeast Connection. They are both written by the same person. Dr, William G. Crook, M.D. <BR> <BR> Dr.Crook was the Doctor that found the Candida problem. You will understand better why you have the problem you do. What to eat & not ot eat. How to help you get your health back. ... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:06:16 EST Candida members were are you???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x47378964 <BR> Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Where is everyone? If you have a Candida problem then you should be here posting & learning more about your condition. Asking questions so I can help you to help yourself. We had a good group here what happened?? <BR> <BR> I need you to get more involved in this group. If anyone has any suggestions or comments please let me know. We would like to see this group more active than it is. Candida is a very serious digestive problem which needs to ... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 22:30:55 EST Does anyone with Candida have a Gluten problem??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x46900531 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I just found out on Friday going over my Bowel & Saliva test with Dr.Tom I have a Gluten problem. As I am healing my colon back into balance again I am learning a lot that has to be done to get there, Your Immune system is usually low. Your adrenals are usually stressed, You small intestines could be irratated by what's going on in your colon. You have a leaky gut that needs healing. You have to get nucus back onto the walls of your colon. You also have to ... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 15:48:53 EST When did our Candida problem start??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x46834210 <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Did you ever stop to think how this Candida Problem start with me? When did it really happen? How did I ever get this way? <BR> <BR> Candida causes NO PROBLEMS when your immune system is strong & your intestinal membrane & your gut flora are normal. <BR> <BR> Example: Normal intestinal tract & Vagina O= Friendly germs <BR> Y= Yeast germs <BR> ... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:37:33 EST Tips for Travelling with Candida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x46248949 Hi Fellow Candida-Warriors! <BR> <BR> My Husband and I just decided yesterday to travel out to Newfoundland to investigate a job offer for him and though I have travelled short distances (to visit out-of-town friend, etc) since starting the cleanse I haven't been on a plane or in a strange new city while cleansing. Any tips for how to cope with as little stress as possible?? Any suggestions on what to pack or easy snack items to look for when there? Itis an internal flight so I don't have... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 08:49:31 EST Recipe ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x46076352 I think all can agree that figuring out what to make is the highest challenge. I would love to hear what others are making. I know we are all on different versions of the diet (I'm guessing because every website that claims to have a candida diet has DIFFERENT rules!) but we can adjust things to fit our diet. <BR> <BR> Today I made a two-egg omelet. First I sauteed some carrots, cauliflower and onions. When they were crisp-tender I added some chopped tomato. I removed that from the pan and m... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 02:25:22 EST spit test http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x45693248 what is the test suppose to look like wen the candida is gone caz I'm not seeing any more tentacles floating around. Is there any more test I should take. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 06:13:28 EST Where is Everybody??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x45689205 <BR> Where are all the members who have a Candida Problem? There should be more posts going up in this group. Candida is a real problem that causes one a lot of different symptoms. There is much to discuss about this condition if you have it. <BR> <BR> Your main goal is to learn all you can about Candida. How to starve or kill it. Know what it likes to live on. And finally how to get rid of it! <BR> <BR> Is anyone interested in learning more about your Candida problems... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 21:18:24 EST Any Vegans on Candida-diet?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x45583955 I am really wanting to transition from lacto-ovo vegetarianism to veganism but not sure how this would impact my Candida-diet as I already at times feel a bit restricted by the diet. I currently only eat a very small amount of butter and plain unsweetened yogurt, so cutting out the dairy isn't really the issue. It's cutting out eggs that I am feeling nervous about, because I do eat a fair amount of them (more so now while on the cleanse than I normally would). I guess I could subsitute bea... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 08:20:22 EST disadavantages to diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x45226093 First stage of this diet is no sugar and low carbs. Yes its all for a good cause but does anyone face bad side effects eg. Ketosis. My energy is extremely low because my caloric intake is low due to lots of vegs. I'm cranky sometimes and I have die off symptoms. The diet may get very boring and thats where temptation starts. When I'm cooking for the family I cant taste it so its frustrating. Thu, 24 Nov 2011 18:01:36 EST PUT AN END TO YOUR CANDIDA YEAST INFECTION!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x45201992 <BR> Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> If you have been suffering & having all kinds of symptoms from Candida help is here! I have been suffering from a yeast infection in my colon for many years. Going from Holistic Doctor to Holistic Doctor finding no answers to my problem. I continue to have my symptoms & have been on a low carb diet for as long as I can remember. Cutting out my sugar & thinking I have to live like this for the rest of my life. <BR> <BR> I finally found a Doctor who rea... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 18:01:54 EST candida die off symptoms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x45189236 Im getting really itchy skin and even inside my ears. One bad headache every day. Can anyone tell me how long is this period going to last? Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:38:16 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x45144483 Been on antibiotics mostly for yeast infections and dental care. Toe nail fungus and skin rashes so my doctor suggested I try this anti candida cleanse. So far my journey has been hell because I cant have the pleasures that I used to. Still trying to have some self control and gained some healthy rewards. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 17:16:49 EST New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x40581182 Hey everyone, <BR> I just found out last week that I have Candida. two of my sisters have it as well as my mom. My mom has had it for many years now and it almost took her life when it affected her immune system and made it so she couldn't fight of her allergies. She almost died several times from ateliers. Now, she has learned to live with her Candida and is helping me cope as well. She's such a trouper. <BR> <BR> Sara Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:45:36 EST Candida, mercury teeth filings and Chlorella http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x36642276 As I continue on my search for the best way to cure my Candida over growth, I have come across the link between the overgrowth of candida and mercury in the bodies system, possible from teeth filings, and which would be the best way to eliminate the metal from our systems by using Chlorella. <BR> <BR> Here is a link about the three things, candida, mercury and chlorella. <BR> <link>www.candida-albicans-cure.com/tooth-<BR>filling.html </link> <BR> Sun, 12 Sep 2010 14:40:23 EST Dr Ann Wignore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x35913117 Has any one read a book by Dr Ann Wigmore ' Candida Health through Living Foods' <BR> And if you have how did you find it? Sun, 8 Aug 2010 07:28:50 EST New to the team, but not to candida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x34407062 Hey everyone, <BR> I discovered that I had candida a year and a half ago. I have struggled with the uncomfortable and most the time painful symptoms and tried to diet since then. It isn't easy but this go around I am doing much better. I have stuck with the diet to the t for a while but that doesnt mean i wont have a sugar or mac and cheese craving sometime! Googling an image of candida however is usually helpful in preventing this. If you do so, it's pretty nasty looking and it makes since ... Wed, 26 May 2010 21:25:27 EST Fantastic candida website! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x34181166 I came across this amazing website that has absolutely loads of information about how to combat Candida, this man has covered everything. Because it has so much information, its not really a website that you can just breeze over, I think you'll have to read it as a book because everything he's written is important. <BR> He has tried a tested hundreds of products, recommended the highest rating ones and gives you a free step by step guide on how to get rid of candida. <BR> Here's the link <l... Sun, 16 May 2010 17:44:30 EST So, you still have a sweet tooth? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x33523163 It's the hardest thing giving up things you really enjoy, going out for dinner and knowing you can't have dessert, being offered a biscuit at a friends house with your coffee and having to refuse..... <BR> <BR> Well have you heard about Xylitol? Not only does it taste like sugar and look like sugar.... It's actually healthy to eat it!!! yes thats right it's healthy for you. <BR> <BR> • Xylitol™ is a 100% Xylitol sugar-free natural sweetener. It is not an artificial sweetener. It is derive... Sun, 18 Apr 2010 14:09:53 EST Dry skin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x33499153 So, i'm coming into my third week of the candida diet. Iv had absolutely no sugar, grains, yeast of any kind. Just the certain vegetable and seeds you are allowed, some chicken, turkey and fish. But now I have noticed that my hands, face arms and legs have got really dry skin now. Does anyone have suggestions on what I can add to my diet to bring my skin back to normal. <BR> <BR> And also, when can I expect to see a die-off reaction and what would be the symptoms? Sat, 17 Apr 2010 09:18:08 EST week 2 day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x33406180 Hi I'm sarah, i'm new to this group even though iv been on SP since late last year. I started off really well with spark people, keeping to my calories, drinking my water, doing exercise and trying my best every day. But there was still this urge for sugary things, in the afternoons, after meals. I felt tired nearly all the time but I put it down to running after my 4 kids. I would still get yeast infections every now and again even though I had changed to a slightly healthier diet. After hav... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 11:07:55 EST Tips and Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x32818737 I just thought of a new topic that might be helpful to us. <BR> If there has been something you have tried that has worked for you please share it. It might help someone else. ~Neva~ Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:35:47 EST Help! How do I deal with sugar cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x32763457 Hey guys, <BR> I know most of you can relate to what I am going through. I started the Candida diet a few weeks ago and did very well for a week and a half. Lost 5 pounds. Then one weekend I gave in to an ice cream craving and bam! back to square one, the 5 pounds are back. I am so discouraged. I feel like I am trying to do something that I am not capable of. I am starting to question if I will ever be able to truly heathy, due to my lack of will power when it comes to sugar. I seem t... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:33:04 EST Food Lists http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x32470510 Here's a web page with a foods list. This is what I am going by. <BR> <BR> 3 Stages of Diet (At bottom of page) <BR> <link>wholeapproach.com/diet/foodlist.php </link> <BR> <BR> Food Lists: <BR> <link>wholeapproach.com/downloads/WholeApp<BR>roach_Food_List.pdf </link> Fri, 5 Mar 2010 19:26:54 EST wheat/gluten and candida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x32116779 Wheat and gluten was getting better at it. <BR> I knew my ALLERGY: dust, mold, mildew fungi and cat/dog dander. <BR> Thinking these things were air-bourne, never was I told not to eat these!!! Ear infections, UTI, cramps, esophagus dialated and passing mucus. Not to mention fevers and night sweats. Using Vagisil, Monistat, ear drops and Beano on a daily basis...Until a Physician Assistant said "You know, here's your record of allergies from the Allergist..Did they tell you not to eat, Feta, ... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 02:46:58 EST Hello, I am ready for advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x32055336 Hello, I am new to SP and to this team. I recently read the Yeast Connection book and feel that Candida is a contributing factor to the difficulties I have with losing weight. I have struggled with weight since birth although I grew up in a family of thin people. I have dieted on and off since highschool with varying degrees of success. I have lost some weight last year on atkins and felt quite good on a low-carb diet, but I was still having yeast infections and just had a hard time stayi... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:44:36 EST Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x30488243 I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy new year. <BR> I hope your Holidays are safe for you and yours and that you can stay within your dietary limitations. <BR> God Bless you all. <BR> ~Neva~ Wed, 23 Dec 2009 17:58:23 EST A new personal Discovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x30335119 I have been finding out that although I have the Candida for sure. That most of my pain is coming from three Hernias. I can eat a little better if I care for them better. The Doctor has me on Prilosec now and it seems to be helping. Does anyone have this trouble also? The pain is excrutiating but I have been blaming the Candida for everything. But it seems to be mostly the Hernia problems. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 19:46:52 EST Candida Cleanse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x29704063 My name is Joy, I am 27 & new to SP. Little things over the last 2 - 3 years has led me to feel that I have an abundance of Candida. So after doing some research my husband & I are going to do an herbal cleanse that helps balance your body's yeast/candida. <BR> <BR> Thank you NEVA for sending me the welcome e-mail. Here is the product I was speaking of. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.vitacost.com/Enzymatic-Therapy-W<BR>hole-Body-Yeast-Balance </link> Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:19:13 EST Hello, I am new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x28942214 Hi everyone, I just found out I have Candida, I am also Hypothyroid, so I always blamed my symptoms on my Thyroid and that I am not being treated properly, alot of the symptoms btwn the 2 are the same. I finally found a new doctor, an osteopath and he pretty much nailed it right away. So, here I am trying to cut out so many of the foods that I love. I am looking to find out foods that are safe and somewhat easy to prepare, and looking for any and all the advice I can get. Oh one last thing,... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 12:18:33 EST New case of Candida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x28567593 I thought this would be a good place too look for others with candida. My mother is an avid sparkperson. i had subscribed to support her efforts and am glad for it. I have been in and out of the Doctors with the unexplained slime in my throat not coming from my lungs or sinuses. years of sinus issues even after a sinopsy. sores in my mouth and herbs and other flaky foods sticking to the back of my throat. coughing up clear slime after eating . abdominal pain cloudy head tired oh yeah and Hive... Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:59:16 EST Hello! I am new also. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x27312191 Hello! My name is Liz and I'm new to this team. I'm diabetic type II, I think I've had the condition for 2 years. I've had PCOS and metabolic syndrom for probably 19 years. All my 4 pregancies were gest. diabetes. <BR> <BR> For the last two years I've had a recurrent vaginal yeast infection that I can't get rid of. <BR> <BR> So, I've lost 13 lbs on a very strict low-carb, moderate protein, high healthy fat diet, but just seem stuck at 196. <BR> <BR> I think it is due to Candida. <BR> ... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 14:25:01 EST Has anyone tried WholeApproach? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x27109876 <link>www.wholeapproach.com </link> <BR> <BR> They seem to have a lot of information on their site. I've looked at the site a couple of times over the last year and was wondering if anyone had tried this program. <BR> <BR> Hi by the way! :) I'm new here! :D Sun, 19 Jul 2009 20:56:22 EST What 5 things are you grateful for today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x27087815 I understand that listing 5 things a day that you are grateful for will change attitudes from depression and negative feelings to positive and uplifting ones, First we have to think of what we are grateful for and not focus on the negative ones and ofcouse that helps a lot. <BR> So lets try it out and see if it works. Sat, 18 Jul 2009 16:39:41 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x27057522 I'm new here and just starting a yeast-free diet. <BR> <BR> I did one before a few years ago and the weight fell off and I felt great but it's a hard wagon to stay on being quite restricted. <BR> <BR> I found I could eat certain types of carbs, such as potatoes, without any problems. I'm hoping this will still be the case. <BR> <BR> It took me a while to figure out what was wrong. I'd found I had no energy, mysterious weight gain (no diet worked), depression/mood swings and cravings fo... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 07:36:04 EST Herxheimer Reaction/Die Off Anyone??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x26855824 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> For the past 4 or 5 days I've been experiencing vomiting, nausea, the chills, and diarrhea - not too pleasant to say the least. I've literally not left my apartment since Saturday and have pretty much been sleeping the whole time. When I eat, I vomit or, (surprisingly) even worse, have really bad nausea where I WANT to throw up but can't. I went to a clinic today and the doctor said there wasn't much that he could prescribe for the stomach flu, but said to get plenty of re... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 11:32:17 EST Is this for me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x26850941 I'm honestly not sure if this is the right team for me. I don't seem to be suffering from most of the "typical" problems that people who deal with candida have. I've taken the quizzes that often help to determine if you're being affected by candida and I come out somewhere between "possibly" and "probably" having a problem related to yeast. <BR> <BR> The big problem right now is that I have the white coating on my tongue that supposedly is yeast (aka oral thrush) and I have had vaginal yea... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 08:28:34 EST Already a low-carber - help?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x26155143 On May 30th I noticed bumps on my legs. I honestly thought it was razor burn. These bumps are hives and have spread everywhere and are not getting any better. Being an Atkins follower I pulled out his book and even though I was familiar with the chapter regarding Candida I reread it. I spent all day yesterday on the internet trying to figure out if this could be what's wrong with me. You know how the internet can drive you crazy...anyway, I will list my symptoms but I think my overwhelming pr... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 09:59:56 EST Tell us about you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x25996631 I will start. I am Neva. I live in Idaho. I am 66, almost 67. I have no husband any more or children. I do have a pet Cocatiel who can be quite funny at times. I have Candida and found out that I have had it for many years but did not know it until a fvew years ago. <BR> My Doctor tells me that I will have to live with the Candida diet for the rest of my life and that although I may be able to get by with things from time to time it is a chronic problem and will always come back. <BR> I have ... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 02:16:07 EST What's Worked. What Hasn't. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x25492083 Hi, I'm new on this team, and I've also only recently come to the conclusion that I have candida. So far, I've tried Oil of Oregano, Caprylic Acid (pills), Coconut Oil (used for baking, cooking), Acidophilus, and CandiGone, all while following a low-carb, restrictive candida (vegetarian) diet. I added dairy back into my diet and completely gave up on the whole diet thing (even though I'd lost about 7 pounds, which was unthinkable weeks before!). I'm trying to get back on track and the woman a... Tue, 12 May 2009 23:04:03 EST New Member Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x23899709 Hello all, my name is Amy. I haven't officially been diagnosed with Candida. Getting proper medical care is difficult for me because I don't have health insurance. But I've been reading up on Candida and I think it would explain a lot of thy symptoms I've been having: achey joints, headaches, brain fog, tiredness, mood swings, abdominal cramps, sinus problems, rash, and itchiness. I also have a roommate who is a Candida sufferer and so I plan on radically transforming my diet with her with h... Wed, 18 Mar 2009 01:22:00 EST Hola! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x19872820 I haven't been technically diagnosed with candida, but I did research of my own and due to my chronic yeast infections and the fact that I break out into hives whenever I eat sugar or wheat, I thought I'd give the diet a try. Seems to be working well so far~ but it takes some getting used to for sure! Any tips would be appreciated! Sun, 2 Nov 2008 21:02:25 EST Welcome new members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x19574010 I would like to welcome all the new members to the group. We are glad to meet you and have you here with us. <BR> Please jump right in and join or start a conversation. Wed, 22 Oct 2008 21:51:28 EST Hi, I'm Janie (Martha Jane) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x19082250 I am soon to be 50 years old and have deal with Candida for years. Nice to see there is a group on the Spark site. Sun, 5 Oct 2008 22:47:48 EST I am Geri-Jean http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x17366528 Hi there, <BR> I am glad to finally have figured out how to find other people dealing with Candida. <BR> I have battled Candida for years. <BR> I just started the diet AGAIN!!! <BR> I am SO exhausted and weary, irritable and worn-out. <BR> I need help! <BR> I have joined Sparks to help me to be motivated and for support and encouragement. <BR> Candida is a very difficult thing to deal with and I am glad there is support here. <BR> Please..Know that I am willing to help as well... <BR> Blessin... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 16:20:46 EST Today's chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x17218372 This is a place to get to know each other and talk about your daily activities and aything you would like to discuss. Wed, 30 Jul 2008 17:32:48 EST What is your favorite Song? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x16606211 This is sort of a game to enjoy. <BR> <BR> Mine at the age of 4 was A Big Boquet of Roses by eddy Arnold. Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:14:51 EST PANIC BUTTON-need help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x16606126 If anything is troubling you or you need help for any reason please post here. Help is on the way. Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:12:14 EST Helpful Information http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x14681479 This information came from a member of the Natural remedies team. Sounds very helpful. <BR> <BR> MARGIE100%PURE <BR> Posts: 148 <BR> 5/5/08 1:30 P <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Neva42 and Team Members, <BR> I am not a pro anything, but maybe this can get you to the right people with the answers you need. Here is what has worked to fortify me. A vitamin and mineral program, RDA respected is taken in small amounts 3xs a day at meals. The prescription antibiotics have killed off most of the... Tue, 6 May 2008 01:19:56 EST I am Neva http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21606x14648087 I am Neva. I have just created this team. I hope to be able to share ideas with others on the subject of Candida and their treatment. I know that everyone is at a different level depending on the severity of their problem. I think with the sharing of what works for each of us and what doesn't we can learn and grow together and cure our problem. Mon, 5 May 2008 02:40:57 EST Candida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21606x14648041 I have been suffering from Candida for over 30 years but have just been diagnosed within the last year. I know that it can be life threatening and takes a long time but it can be cured. <BR> I also belief in using natural medicine as well as safe perscriptions, if needed. <BR> My diet is very strict and I also understand that everyone is at a different level and may not be as severe as I am. <BR> I hope to share ideas and helps with anyone interested. Mon, 5 May 2008 02:33:11 EST