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11/21/07 4:16 A

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Yes I had really bad foggy thinking - we nicknamed it yeast brain... Sometimes it got bad enough I had a hard time reading anything and retaining it for more than a few minutes. It does get better though.

I have found The Schwarzbein Principle in most large retail book chains these days. I just picked up a used copy of the Schwarzbein Principle Plan for half price at one of my favorite bookstores- Third Place Books. They are all still in print so they are easy to order for home delivery too.

Happy veggie eating,
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11/19/07 10:48 A

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Great info Celeste - thank you so much for sharing!

Cheerfullady - when you have a question - always google: here's the link when I googled Schwarzbein:

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CHEERFULLADY Posts: 650
11/19/07 12:14 A

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Hi Celeste,

Thanks so much for your response! I have been away from the computer for a while so have been unable to read or respond to anything. When you had the candida overgrowth, did you have really foggy thinking? Sometimes I can hardly remember if my head is attached to my neck! I have to get back on the diet, I must admit I have been bingeing on some sweet stuff and it doesn't help with Thanksgiving, Halloween and kid birthday's right now! How would I find out about Schwarzbein? Is it a book that I can find in the bookstore? My hormones are really bad right now also.

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11/6/07 3:12 A

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Hi! I've been through bad yeast overgrowth more than once... I had a dozen or so courses of antibiotics in 5 years in College plus two pregnancies that threw off my hormones for over ten years...I ended up at 235 after grad school and had the round moon face like some one who has been on steroids for years... then I found Dianna Schwarzbein and Julia Ross's work and began to put the pieces of my puzzle to make me healthy again. On the Schwarzbein Principle you end up going gluten free which is where I discovered gluten was such a problem for me and with Julia Ross's work I did her yeast protocol for at least six months hard core and had pretty bad die off then all of a sudden I could think straight and had energy that I hadn't had since before grad school.

Julia Ross wrote the Diet Cure and the Mood Cure.
The parts that worked were increasing my veggies from 2 to 4 to 8 cups of mostly raw or steamed low carb veggies, adequate protein and complex carbs like brown rice and quinoa 4 to 6 times a day, removing a huge list of things that have yeast or molds in them or are high in sugar whether processed or naturally occurring. the comprehensive list is in The Diet Cure. And Caprylic Acid supplements to help kill the yeast. I worked with my Naturopath who helped support the research I found and with her guidance based on what she saw work her practice with other Candida patients... Sometimes its hard but being able to think and read again has been worth it...And being able to dance again too. Stick in there... glad you are here to get support.
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CHEERFULLADY Posts: 650
11/3/07 11:54 A

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Thanks Dotslady for your encouragement! I feel positively dreadful today-but I gave in yesterday and had vegetarian pizza with wheat crust. I feel very weak and tired today. I really do feel frustrated sometimes without being able to eat wheat!

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11/1/07 4:46 P

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Hi Cheerfullady - I'm glad you're here. You've gone through A LOT, and I hope by your respecting your body that you can begin to heal and find lots of joy. I can't imagine all you've gone through ... you must be strong! Falling off the diet wagon is human - glad you are with us. We will try to support you the best we can.
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As for the candida question. I have no experience. I know a person at SP who was on the diet and found it terribly difficult and strange (if you've had experience going gluten-free, it's just a few steps more I'd think, and therefore, not so strange). But last I heard she was finally making progress and feeling better. It can take a long time!
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I wrote a little about it in my blog - there's the link. Didn't the naturopath give you something about it?

What's good about this diet - it's not forever! I hope this helps some.

Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 11/1/2007 (16:56)
KNOWLEDGE = POWER. BODY = TEMPLE. FOOD = MEDICINE. PREVENTION IS THE CURE. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB!
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CD stories: bit.ly/cdstories
Nutrition/Cancer: bit.ly/Quillinnutrition


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CHEERFULLADY Posts: 650
11/1/07 11:58 A

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Hi everyone,

I almost cried today when I read the posts of others. I have been feeling so ill for so long. But here is my story. I was diagnosed at 3 months with a congenital heart defect-so by the age of 5 years I underwent a complicated surgery which corrected 4 things wrong with my heart. I could finally walk, and run. It was amazing!
But when I was in my teens I developed an arthritis-I was on numerous meds to help the pain, and my stomach felt awful. I had casts and splints-a regular walking zombie! I was told by doctors that I would outgrow the arthritis. I would have problems related to my monthly cycles and pass out. This happened numerous times, but one was so bad that I ended up with a concussion! Doctors could not figure out why I blacked out.
In my 20's I developed such serious hormonal imbalances and again my stomach problems was a huge issue. I craved carbohydrates-especially bread and sweet things.
I went through several terrible car accidents (not my fault) and spent years in rehabilitation. During this time, I believe the stress was so bad that it contributed to my developing Hashimoto's thyroid. So now I am on Synthroid for life! I had this autoimmune disorder and saw two specialists (supposedly) who said I did not need any medication to help me (even though my antibodies were elevated at 2800)I wound up getting pregnant and after delivering our daughter, my thyroid crashed in 6 weeks down to almost 0. I couldn't even stand up-I felt so weak and I wanted to cry constantly. I had muscle aches, stomach cramps and a very strange feeling as though I was very anemic. My doctor tested me and said I was not anemic, but I could not escape the breathless, tired feeling. I found that when I ate wheat I felt bloated, but my mom also was like that, so I thought I inherited her tendency. I finally saw a naturopathic doctor who suggested I was anemic, gluten intolerant, had a real candida overgrowth and needed more thyroid medicine to function. Someone on here posted about the foggy brain-oh how I relate! Sometimes it's all I can do to get out of bed and find the hallway!

Are there any people here struggling with candida overgrowth as well? How do you cope? I have gone off my diet in the past 2 weeks and feel awful! Last night being Halloween...well I didn't do so well. I just want to feel better!!



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