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6/1/08 11:27 P

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I did the Candida dieet HARDCORE for 3 months, 1 month of Nystatin and the last 2 without. Then, I added cheeses back in month 4. I do great with real cheese that hasn't been aged and I'm able to get my calcium without supplements (I'm allergic to shellfish and have kidney problems so no calcium supplements is a good thing).

I still do acidopholis daily. I have had a biopsy to diagnose for Celiac & it was neg, but I don't eat gluten anyway and feel better for it. So I'm not concerned over a diagnosis, just don't want to be deficient in some wacky little mineral or something like that!

I'm actually happy with the amount of foods I can tolerate now. Becuase of the Candida, the sugar / fruit and carbs are going to have to stay low. Becuase of the kidney, which is a mechanical defect, the leafy greens and meat are going to always be a concern as well.

"All day long I think of things but nothing seems to satisfy
Think I'll lose my mind if I dont find something to pacify"


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6/1/08 4:45 P

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Hi Zoo! Ironically, I was JUST thinking about you and wondering how you were doing on that candida diet you were doing. How long did that last? Did you take nystatin and such too? Did you have stool tests for that?

If you are interested in learning about gluten sensitivities, I'd say check out www.glutensensitivity.net (aka glutenreactivity or glutensyndrome.net also). Read the first page, and follow the directions to "activate" the links - one of which is about tests. Your doctor/gastro should know what test: You'd ask your doctor for a "comprehensive" celiac panel. BUT -if you've been wheat free, it's probable that your test would be negative unfortunately. Consider reading "Gluten Free Living for Dummies" by Danna Korn, or the Gluten-Free Bible.

Checking your iron status is a good idea, you might want to ask for a full iron panel to check serum ferritin. Checking B12 is good, as is the Vitamin D or any other fat soluble vitamin. Vitamin D is getting a lot of press right now and rightly so. You're wanting to know your D3 level (D(OH)25) if I'm thinking right.

Some doctors do stool tests, but I never did that. If you don't get a blood lab because you've not been eating much gluten, you could consider visiting www.enterolab.com who conduct stool tests. I believe they can still detect gluten up to a year after stopping gluten in the diet.

I hope this gives you enough to go on for now. If not, check out www.leakygut.co.uk for more ideas. Maybe once you get that gut healed, you'll be able to tolerate more foods.

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6/1/08 12:41 A

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I've had blood tested every 6 months for the past several years trying to pin down whatever has been wrong with me. It always comes back 'fine' or 'perfect' which is infuriating because that doesn't tell me anything!

So what tests are normally given and what should I request?

I'm still havign trouble with fatigue and that time of the month, so iron seems a very reasonable request. Vit. D was suggested by an aquaintance who is an MD herself (and also deficient in Vit D with many of my same symptoms).

My sister has Grave's disease, so I always ask for a thyroid test (I always have symptoms too so they always give it to me).

My diet is quite restrictive, no wheat, soy, yeast, eggs, or fish. Low in dark leafy greens, and sugars, including fruit. There are many kinds of fruits I just can't eat. I don't eat fortified cereals / bread substitues. I jsut want to be sure I'm not going to get malnourished this way too!

"All day long I think of things but nothing seems to satisfy
Think I'll lose my mind if I dont find something to pacify"


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