Originally Posted by TanyaLopez
Metals can deposit in the brain and the central nervous system, but I _think_ that just the candida dying (even if they aren't holding onto lots of metals) still releases toxins (just candida-toxins--chemicals, I mean) that need to be excreted. BUT I don't think they settle in in the same way metals do, so I _think_ it's purely a matter of avoiding discomfort (which is clearly worthy, esp for kids). I'd start a few supps first (if you can find anything safe for you guys), I think even basic stuff like some extra Bs (even low dose like in a decent kids' multi) and some extra C are worthwhile. It may be even more important for you guys right now, since everything is cooked and you've cut out a few groups (whoMe's getting a lot of folate from lentils, but that's not for you, and folate could be in various veggies, and is more available raw, but again that's not for you). Maybe some extra mag and/or zinc, seems like those are biggies. So I'd consider that first.
Okay, that makes sense. I really had been just putting things off, taking notes, feeling like I needed to see the "whole" picture before I knew what to try. Bit of a perfectionist over here, huh?
Thanks though, that actually really clarifies things for me, the difference between the metals and the candida. I guess I was just thinking "toxins" inclusively, but duh, that makes much more sense!
I have just ordered some cal/mag, and was thinking about zinc too. I think I am going to try all of those you mentioned, one at a time, because all of those are things I have on my list, and I've actually just ordered a few of those this past week. Yes, I am worried about all this cooked food too, which is why I am definitely giving extra C, and a few other things. But when I try to add more raw stuff into the diet, or too many veggies, especially the starchier stuff like butternut squash, the stools get worse. Odd thing is that on a diet of nothing but meat and bananas and some good fat and they have perfect stool. But we can't eat that way forever. Maybe digestive enzymes are going to help with that. I don't know if it's just that it's still really early in the diet or what. Some people on GAPS/SCD talk about really the whole first year being full of huge shifts and changes, so it's hard to tell what is what.
We DO need to make some fermented veggies though, I keep putting that off. I am really conflicted about dairy. I just can't bring myself to try it yet.
Whew, thanks for letting me process all this here folks! Hope everyone has a good day. We have decided to take a "whole" health day (as opposed to a mental health day) and just stay home and not HAVE to go anywhere!