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How do you manage your moods while cutting out sugar and caffeine and all of those things that usually perk us up? I'll be starting a candida cleanse and thus a very restricted diet soon and I'm concerned about how this will affect the rest of my life. I don't want to turn into a 3-headed monster! Has anybody had any experience with this? Any ideas how to make it easier?
 

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I am on day 6 of a very restrictive diet and I could really use some help with this as well! Please! It is very hard!
 

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I am curious too. I can't drink any caffeinated drinks as this goes through breastmilk into my dd's system and she won't sleep after it at all. Chocolate, I am so fed up with it!<br><br>
I tried to drink a peppermint tea, it is delicious and improves my mood a lot. I steep peppermint leaves for at least 5 minutes and don't add anything, if you like it strong it can give you a good kick! BUT, it does affect your milk supply if you drink a lot of it. I noticed that after a few days that in the evenings there was not much milk for my nurser.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am curious too. I can't drink any caffeinated drinks as this goes through breastmilk into my dd's system and she won't sleep after it at all. Chocolate, I am so fed up with it!<br><br>
I tried to drink a peppermint tea, it is delicious and improves my mood a lot. I steep peppermint leaves for at least 5 minutes and don't add anything, if you like it strong it can give you a good kick! BUT, it does affect your milk supply if you drink a lot of it. I noticed that after a few days that in the evenings there was not much milk for my nurser.</div>
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When DD was born I couldn't have any caffeine as well--including the chocolate or she was fussy and couldn't sleep. I did find that I could have green tea and it didn't bother her--perhaps you could try that as a substitute for the coffee and other heavy caffeine drinks. I also am beginning my candida cleanse and have read on several websites that green tea is fine for those cleansing.<br><br>
As for the peppermint tea, have you tried mixing it with nettle and raspberry leaf? Both of these are great for your milk and if you add a touch of the peppermint it still lifts your spirits, gives you the yummy flavor of the peppermint, and the raspberry and nettle help your milk flow. HTH.
 

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No suggestions yet... but I'm in the same boat. We've got Sunday pegged as day #1 for our candidia cleanse.... and..... EEP! I'm scared!<br><br>
Maybe we can start some sort of support for eachother?
 

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I've decided to (and for a week have been) eeeeaaaasssing into it. This week I've cut out all wheat. No pasta, breads, or cereals. I'm already almost sugar-free, but in a couple weeks I'll completely eliminate it and the same for dairy.<br>
I got so freaked out by the thought of doing it all at once. This way seems much easier.<br>
And you know, I think I might already be a little calmer.......<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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Cod liver oil and magnesium supplements will balance your moods naturally! My new favorite magnesium:<br><a href="http://www.naturalcalm.net/home.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.naturalcalm.net/home.shtml</a><br><br>
I do like peppermint tea a lot too. It's fabulous iced.
 
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