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Is there anyone who has been successful with the Candida/Yeast cleanse diets? I am beginning my cleanse and would like some guidance from someone who has been there done that. Could you please tell me what you ate, homeopathics/herbs/supplements you took that helped!??!

This is all I know so far: I can eat fish, chicken, non-starchy veggies, brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, millet, olive and safflower oils, sea salt, nuts (no peanuts or pistachios), and tons of garlic. What about beans? I couldn't find anywhere if they were okay. Also, I can't get organic meats--is that going to hurt my chances of getting rid of the yeast?

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I actually just received a book called "Enzymes for Autism & Other Neurological Disorders" that is said to have caused a better yeast "burn off" than some of the strongest meds this person's child ever took to get rid of the yeast.

In case you're wondering about the connection of the book to your subject, yeast problems in the intestine ("gut permeability" and/or "leaky gut syndrome") are suspected to cause a number of neurological problems.

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Best yeast diet for me:

http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i.../beginners.htm

http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i..._the_diet2.htm

I couldn't do grains at all. I wasn't digesting them fully so they were just fermenting in the gut and continuing to feed microbes.

Beans can be okay if they are soaked first before cooking to remove indigestible starches. (meaning canned beans not okay)

I ditto the enzyme route, see website for that book recommended by pp
www.enzymestuff.com

More yeast/bacterial information there.
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Best yeast diet for me:

http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i.../beginners.htm

http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i..._the_diet2.htm

I couldn't do grains at all. I wasn't digesting them fully so they were just fermenting in the gut and continuing to feed microbes.

Beans can be okay if they are soaked first before cooking to remove indigestible starches. (meaning canned beans not okay)

I ditto the enzyme route, see website for that book recommended by pp
www.enzymestuff.com

More yeast/bacterial information there.
Might I ask, who diagnosed this for you? I'd like to find out so I can go to someone to see if candida might be an issue for me.
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What are your symptoms? I had thrush off and on while bf'ing so dx wasn't needed for me. I had lots of digestive issues, gas, bloating, soft stool, undigested food, anxiety, insomnia.

I would do a stool test by Great Smokies or a urine OAT Organic Acids Test by Metametrix.

Or you can ask your primary doctor to do a stool culture that will test for yeast, bacteria and parasites, common for diarrhea diagnosis.
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What are your symptoms? I had thrush off and on while bf'ing so dx wasn't needed for me. I had lots of digestive issues, gas, bloating, soft stool, undigested food, anxiety, insomnia.

I would do a stool test by Great Smokies or a urine OAT Organic Acids Test by Metametrix.

Or you can ask your primary doctor to do a stool culture that will test for yeast, bacteria and parasites, common for diarrhea diagnosis.
Hmmm, I don't have any of those symptoms, just that occasionally (for a long time) I find that I choke on my food, particularly soft food, sometimes. My MIL told me at one point a few years ago, she had too much yeast grown in her and it was choking her, so now that it's been happening to me, I wonder if that's it. I forget that it happens to me for ages, then I go and choke myself and have trouble recovering from it. It's very annoying and embarrassing. My DH just rolls his eyes at me. I'm sure it happens more when I eat something soft (like bread) too quickly but I just wonder if it's anything more.

ETA: oh yeah and I did just get told today that my iron levels are very low, only 8.6 when they should be 12-15. I think that's unrelated, though.
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I found this book on amazon I was wondering if anyone has tried it.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076...lance&n=283155

I don't know If I have the will power to stick to the linked diet above. I think I would fail miserably.
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No one diagnosed this for me I just have been trying to figure out why I just don't feel well most of the time and came across symptoms of yeast. There are a lot of quizzes/questionairres online to help you with your diagnosis here are a couple:

http://www.bodyecology.com/quiz.php
http://altmedicine.about.com/library...iz_candida.htm

I scored a 388 on the first one, so I figure even if it isn't yeast, at least I am working toward finding out what it is. Also, I had another questions for those who have had a candida diet work. . .Can I have low sugar fruits? I went to this website and they said I could have berries and green apples.

Did any of you count carbs while cleansing? One website said I should stay under 20-60 carbs a day. I'm not sure if that is a safe amt while I am still BFing and I don't really want to cut my veggies down--just cut out the high sugar ones.

Thanks for all your great responses so far, keep em coming. I'm off to do more research!!

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Check out www.theyeastconnection.com. I found it today and there seems to be quite a few people on the discussion board with lots of experience fighting yeast.
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I went to that link and I'm not sure I am getting the right thing--it showed a lot of other links to other sites.

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A great supplement to take while doing a yeast cleanse/diet is Fungal Defense by Garden of Life. It works really well at killing off yeast and contains probiotics to help establish healthy GI flora and help the gut heal.

Good Luck!

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oops...sorry
it's www.yeastconnection.com
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Does anyone know if there is a modified yeast cleanse for little ones? My 13 month old dd has a lot of leaky gut symptoms... not to mention we both had thrush quite a bit while BF (I had to stop due to medicines for rheumatoid arthritis)

I am interested in doing one and getting on a modified one to see if her GI symptoms will go away.
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Does anyone know if there is a modified yeast cleanse for little ones? My 13 month old dd has a lot of leaky gut symptoms... not to mention we both had thrush quite a bit while BF (I had to stop due to medicines for rheumatoid arthritis)

I am interested in doing one and getting on a modified one to see if her GI symptoms will go away.
I'm seeing an ND on Thursday about this. I'll post and let you know what she suggests.

I think the healing the gut tribe has info about babies/tots and leaky gut.

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Thanks Molly...

let me know what your ND says. I'll check out the Healing the Gut threads in the meantime!
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Does anyone know if there is a modified yeast cleanse for little ones? My 13 month old dd has a lot of leaky gut symptoms... not to mention we both had thrush quite a bit while BF (I had to stop due to medicines for rheumatoid arthritis)

I am interested in doing one and getting on a modified one to see if her GI symptoms will go away.
I'm not sure if there is a specific diet for kids that young, but my DCs are eating the same things I am--especially since I had to get all the yucky stuff out of the house. We have all stopped dairy, flour, sugar, white rice, high sugar fruits and veggies, and high moldy foods. I figure eating this way is a lot closer to the way I should be eating anyway--a lot more whole foods! Problem is, I think I let DD become a sugar addict as well and she is having a tough time adjusting to this new way of eating--came to me yesterday crying that we have nothing to eat in the house. Speaking of that, does anyone have any suggestions for yummy food (especially snacks) for a picky 4 year old while following this yeast cleanse?

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