I’m getting my new computer this afternoon! Which means things should be getting back to normal by tomorrow, and I’ll be able to begin to play catch-up. Thank you guys so much for bearing with me through this fiasco! I hate having “question comments” hanging out unanswered on the site . . . Ill be able to answer them all real soon!
Anyway, for now I’m posting from Damian’s iPad (the iPad is so rad, who knew?!)
Last week I introduced The Great Grand Diet Trial Of 2011, and I opened up about the physiological/metabolic troubles I experienced after my son was born. One of the biggest issues I faced back then, and a topic that provoked a lot of interest, was how to deal with Candida (internal yeast infection).
I really should have known that there would be so much interest in this aspect of my ordeal, as Candida is a scourge that impacts the health of so. many. people. And it’s often misdiagnosed, or simply dismissed, by western medical doctors (which I sort of understand, since it seems like everyone and their dog is claiming Candida infections – more on that later).
But the truth is, my “Great Grand Diet Trial” wasn’t done to address my Candida. No, this set of experiments was all about correcting imbalance, and stabilizing blood sugar, and learning about what foods truly nourish me (both physically and emotionally). I had already eliminated my Candida, separately, prior to beginning thee trial.
So I wasn’t prepared for all the Candida focus, even though I should have been! But I’m excited to share my experiences in dealing with this horrible little beast, and I’ll do so in a separate post, following the Great Grand Diet Trial series. Fair?
What I’ll tell you now I’s that it involved a depressingly restrictive “anti-Candida” diet, followed by a full-scale onslaught of probiotics involving fermented or cultured foods at every. single. meal, and often in between. There was a veritable “beneficial-bacteria battle royale”, waged near-hourly in my body. It was very hard work, banishing Candida, but in the end I was victorious. And that’s about the time I fell deeply in love with fermented foods . . . which means, when I’m feeling particularly optimistic, that I can thank Candida for leading me to one of the greatest healing tools I’ve ever discovered. All’s well that ends well?
I’m really looking forward to sharing the details of my experience in fighting Candida. In the meantime, feel free to ask your questions so that I can (hopefully) address them along with my own story. Look for the Candida post in the days following the conclusion of the Great Grand Diet Trial series.
Cheers everyone! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!