Saturday, May 4, 2013

Candida Diet / "Paleo Diet" Staples

Just posted a whole bunch of recipes (no, I don't try to keep it all scheduled and stretched out throughout the week - I don't post on this blog to make money or follow "normal" blog guidelines. I'm just sharing great recipes that help to keep my Lyme under control and that help heal my family's digestive systems - and that means I might post a handful of recipes at once.)

That being said ...

This whole new diet thing has been fun and ... challenging thus far. So far the kids are happy with the food. (Why is it that kids have to complain about the food upon looking at it {draining my energy, I must say} but then totally love it once they actually try it {due to mama basically forcing them to try at least one bite}?)

Anyway, kids have started diflucan. Our protocol thus far is:

1st Phase:

Diflucan for 2 weeks along with Paleo-like diet, digestive enzymes with every meal, probiotics after every meal, lemon water every morning (helps alkalize, rehydrate and gives a boost to the liver and digestive system), and b12 supplement.

2nd Phase:

After the two weeks of diflucan we're gonna turn to essential oils for 2 weeks to take care of what diflucan couldn't take care of. Probiotics, digestive enzymes, diet, b12 and lemon water will continue to be a part of what we do.

3rd Phase:

After those two weeks are up we'll use Sanum rememdies to get rid of whatever Candida the diflucan and oils couldn't get rid of and start with the L-Glutamine to help restore the lining of their digestive tracts.

Am I serious about getting this under control? You bet!!

I've had enough with this blasted Candida overgrowth. We'll never get our digestive systems in order with that hanging around (in excessive amounts, of course, because everybody has Candida - it's just when it gets out of control that it becomes a problem.)

Today is our second day on the diet. Kids started taking Diflucan last night. We've dealt with some headaches and bouts of fatigue with the kids thus far. But then it passes and they move on. Tells me something's changing. Which is good.

So far our food staples are:

Meats (chicken, chicken broths, some red meat, salmon, some bacon - no other pork besides that)

Vegetables: leafy greens, carrots, onions, cabbage, etc. etc.

Eggs - every day!

Nuts: almonds, cashews, some walnuts

Seeds: flax, sunflower, sesame

Coconut Milk


Fermented foods: sauerkraut, daddy's fermented drinks

Supplements: digestive enzymes, probiotics, diflucan, b12, biotin,

Sounds so healing doesn't it? Does to me. No grains to cause stress to the digestive system. No yeasts (even in sourdough breads) to add to the Candida. No other grains to turn into sugar once being digested. No starchy foods - another sugar issue. And no dairy to stay away from gut-stressing components like casein or lactose.

1 comment:

  1. We just started treating our candida too, much in the same way. We are doing diflucan for a month then after that we will rotate natural antifungals for a year. We are also doing probiotics, will be starting digestive enzymes, and biotin. We aren't doing paleo though because we are working around soooo many different food sensitivities that are paleo staples (namely eggs, nuts, and coconut...I don't know how we'd do it without those - I could live on meat and veggies but I don't think my kids would be very happy about that). We are including quinoa, buckwheat, and millet. Then very occasionally rice or oats but only rarely. We are also using seeds. The kids are allowed one piece of fruit a day but I am not having any fruit at all for at least one month. I am really hoping this will help! The past few days I have been feeling pretty crummy so I'm guessing it's detox which is good, but hard. We've been at it for 18 days now! Are you located in Utah? I am and thought it would be fun to meet if we live anywhere near each other!