Originally Posted by saskiasmom
Thank you. I did just manage to finish (almost) the treatment page on the candidasupport site, which answered a lot of my questions. Thanks for pointing me there. I have to say, its a bit of a relief that you think some of her tips are a little out there. The first day I started reading I thought, well, hmm...
Mostly Ive been eating a lot of eggs, meat, and nuts. I know she says that nuts need to b soaked, but I dont know if that's gonna happen. I also eat some veggies, but have not had much time for prep this week (my first week on the diet). I cant imagine that IM getting much for nutrients without fruit and much veggies. Dont know.
Have you ever taken a prescription med? It was interesting to find at the bottom of her article that she had used them. Obviously it depends when we ttc, but if we want to do it sooner than later (we do), I wont take a precrip med, or even some of the stronger antifungals. Do I need to be "healed" or can getting and being preg be incorporated into this lifestyle? Is that a stupid question - yeah ......
oh, and thanks for the coconut oil link. Can you post it again? (the $28 gallon source)
Nuts are really hard to digest (speaking from personal experience)...nut butters are the easiest if you're going to do them. It is super easy to soak nuts, though--just get raw nuts, cover them with water and add about 1-2 tsp/sea salt per quart of water, and let them sit overnight. In the morning drain the water and dry the nuts either in an oven set on warm or in a dehydrator. Peanuts don't have to be soaked, just dry roasted, but they are supposed to be very prone to being moldy (bad for candida sufferers).
Animal products are actually more nutrient-dense than veggies and fruits. Hard to accept, I know, since we all get ingrained with "eat your veggies".
I haven't taken any prescription meds and won't. If I was super sick and nothing else worked I might consider Nystatin, though. If you want to do some of the stronger antifungals, go for it--you can always stop if you get a BFP, or even switch to something else during the two-week wait.. I can only do raw garlic since the rest are bad for BF'ing.
Theoretically you can do the diet while pregnant, but how well it would work in practice, once you factor in cravings, exhaustation, and/or morning sickness...you know how it goes.