Monthly Archives: July 2015

Candida Flare Up

This seems to be a regular occurrence. Just when I think i’m getting better and relax slightly, then bang – another candida flare. It drives you mad. There are three likely culprits for this latest one.

 

These are my possible instigators

Culprit No.1 Potatoes. I had been looking into the possibility that I could get much better if I increased my Resistant Starch intake, whilst taking probiotics. So, I steamed a few Charlotte potatoes one evening, and then ate them at breakfast the following day.

 

Culprit No.2 Methylated Spirit. This day I cleaned the bugs off the bumper of my car using Meths. Apparently it’s just alcohol, but the smell is strong.

 

Culprit No.3 DMSA. I had been dividing my 100mg capsules into 12.5mg capsules. I am doing this in preperation for my first round of mercury chelation.

 

Candida Flare Up
The usual symptoms for a Candida attack happened that night. racing mind – unable to sleep, when sleep does occur – wake up with sweat dripping, hot feet, phlegm.

 

So, which one could it be?

It could be potatoes, they are known to have a high glycemic load, and quickly convert to Candida food. I didn’t eat many though, perhaps 150 grams.

Meths could be the culprit as it’s a strong alcohol, and alcohol converts very quickly to candida food, the thing is It’s not like I drank it. So I may have absorbed some through my skin, and inhaled a bit more.

So, that leaves me with DMSA, for those with mercury in their bodies, when DMSA is taken it mobilises the mercury ready for expulsion. This process aggravates the candida, and can cause flare up. Maybe this small amount of DMSA through inhalation caused it.

The most likely outcome is a combination of all three. I figure small amounts of a toxic substance are okay, but there is a cumulative effect to be had from multiple toxic substances.

 

Cannot drink Chamomile tea no more

Histamine Reaction

Cannot drink Chamomile tea no more

Cannot drink Chamomile tea no more

It appears I may be getting more sensitive to selective foods. Tingling mouth and tongue, cracked lips follow when I drink Chamomile tea and Coconut milk. These are two foods I regard as healthy, it’s a shame I get issues, but unfortunately, this is the way it goes.

After a bit of research, I have discovered that I may be close to death.

“Anaphylactic shock is an acute, life-threatening emergency…..the following may occur within seconds or a few minutes after exposure to a substance to which you are very allergic: Tingling or numbness around the mouth.” (source)

I do not feel that my condition warrants the concern of being close to a anaphylactic shock, but it just shows how trying to diagnose yourself via the net can lead you to an over reaction. Many people have told me that they would not attempt to self diagnose via the internet for this reason.

The most likely cause is that my antifungals, and diet are working, and this is just another die-off symptom.

“Other death-stress chemicals cause direct cellular toxicity throughout the body. Immune/yeast complexes trigger the release of histamine, an irritating tissue hormone which initiates tissue inflammation and causes discomfort. Severe allergic and toxic reactions exacerbate the symptoms of Candida. Die-off reactions may last from a few days to a few weeks but usually clear up in less than a week.” (source)

Liver Cleanse

Someone told me to do it like this

It was when you said cleanse…

I had been meaning to try out this detox method for months, but for whatever reason I had put it off. Well Last Friday, I did it.

The Hulda Clark methods are controversial, but having read the book, ‘The Cure for all Diseases’, I was very intrigued by a lot of what she talks about. There are of course a number of people all over the internet that describe their liver flush protocols, but the best ones, are the ones based on Dr. Clark’s.

Liver Flush Theory
For those unfamiliar with this protocol. The theory is that throughout your life, your liver will accumulate stones. These stones are made from either cholesterol, or calcium. They are made in the liver, and travel down to the gallbladder, where they are mostly expelled during normal transit. Most of these stones will be very small. However, they do have a tendency to stick, and grow larger. In this situation the stones are called ‘intrahepatic stones‘. Gall stones would be intrahepatic stones which have travelled to the gall bladder. These will not present a problem until they grow large enough to cause pain. For people with impaired digestion, it is important that the stones are expelled, as a clean liver will help with your digestion, and healing.

This is how I did mine.

Wednesday; I started to cut down on the fat I eat with every meal. For instance at breakfast I would usually eat 3 or 4 eggs fried in butter with a few veggies. This day, I had 2 eggs, with a little butter, and a few more mushrooms. For lunch I usually have Sardines, or Mackeral with soup. This day, just soup. Evening meal, Grilled Salmon. I also pureed 5 Granny Smith apples. and made jelly with part of that. I made drinks from the rest, and consumed that regularly all day.

Thursday; Breakfast, 1 egg, and mushrooms. More pureed apples and Apple jelly eaten throughout the day. Lunch, soup with Kale. Evening meal, Gram pizza without cheese.

Friday;

7.30 am Oat Groats, with banana and bluberries.

1.oo pm Apple Jelly, Leaf salad, cucumber, spring oinion, ACV and salt.

3.00 pm Enema.

5.00 pm 1 cup mint tea.

6.00 pm 1 tsp Epsom salts in a glass of sparkling mineral water (most people mix this with fruit juice, but I don’t mind the taste)

8.00 pm 1 tsp Epsom Salts in a glass of sparkling mineral water.

10.00 pm 120ml Virgin Olive Oil, with 150ml Fresh pink Grapefruit juice. I mixed this in a jar by shaking vigorously. I took this up to bed with me, and just as I was ready for bed gulped it down.

I had a bizarre night in bed, I just could not sleep. With my mind racing, and my feet scorching hot, it was very uncomfortable. This is pretty much the experience I have if I drink any alcohol these days, or if I eat too much of a sugary food (fruit) in the evening. The only thing I can put it down to is a Candida attack. I did finally get some sleep at about 3.00 am.

Saturday;

7.00 am 2 tsps Epsom Salts in a glass of sparkling mineral water.

9.30 am At this point I was concerned I hadn’t taken enough Epsom salts, as nothing was happening. I increased the dose, and took 3 heaped tsps Epsom salts in water.

10.18 am Small amount of diarrhea.

12.00 Now I was starving, and thinking that it hadn’t worked, I had some lunch. Just something light. I made a Pineapple, Blueberry, Pumpkin seed and Coconut milk smoothy and poured it over Apple Jelly.

12.30 pm Bigger dose of diarrhea.

12.45 pm 200g Dates.

Bouts of diarrhea all afternoon. I consider this exercise a success, as there was plenty of ‘stone’ like pieces, some floating, some not. They were different colours from light brown to ones with a greenish hint. There are people who like to catch these in a colander to see how many they’d expelled, but not me. I was just happy that i’d seen a few in the toilet bowl.

I developed really bad gut ache, like trapped wind, and I also experienced blocked sinuses, especially my right side (which I have never had before). To combat these symptoms, I took sodium bicarb, plus mag citrate, and mag spray. I also took a good shot of black walnut oil, and clove oil. After a while these symptoms calmed down.

Just before my meal, I developed severe adrenal fatigue. My legs turned to jelly, and my energy level dropped considerably. I decided to eat some food and see how I felt afterwards. I ate a normal evening meal. After half an hour I was still the same, so I drank a cup of licorice tea. Shortly after this, my fatigue faded and I felt fine.

I also ate some raw Ginger with raw Honey. Bouts of diarrhea happened all through that evening.

Conclusion

I am glad I did the cleanse, which expelled a lot of stones. With all the symptoms, I wondered whether I had made my Candida worse, or possibly released a parasitic infection, or maybe it was a toxic release. Upon reflection, it was more than likely a herxheimer reaction. The diarrhea lasted for two days afterwards, and my head seems clearer.

I will be doing it all over again in two weeks.