Ugh, today is not a day that I am loving this candida diet. The last two days I’ve been tired, had a headache, and a mild sore throat. I’ve also had some GI issues that I’d rather not discuss. I’m hoping this is a sign that the diet is working. At the recommendation of Chris’s cousin, who is a chiropractor in Ohio, I had BioRay (Rife machine) this past Monday. I also had my first colonic. I had the colonic first and it was, um, uncomfortable at best. I’m glad that I’ve had two babies delivered vaginally because at this point, I’ve lost most of my modesty. While I can’t say that I enjoyed the treatment, I can say that I will be back again. I’m about half way into The Body Ecology Diet book and she strongly recommends colon cleansing. Besides, everyone made fun of my Grandma for recommending enemas for any ailment but she’s 90 years old and going strong. As for the Rife treatment, I can’t say much about it other than I sat in a chair in front of a light that I can only compare to a sunlamp. I had a 90 minute treatment which meant that I sat there and read my book and played on my phone the whole time. Chris’s cousin did warn me that I may have “die-off symptoms” and that probably explains why I’m feeling so amazing today (note the sarcasm). I have another appointment scheduled for Monday.
Speaking of “die-off”symptoms, The Body Ecology website lists them as:
Depression or anxiety
There are more listed in the book but I can say that I’ve experienced most of these on this list at some point over the last two weeks. Sounds like fun, huh? So why, you ask again, am I doing this to myself?
Well, I do believe that I have candida and I also think that the things that I’m doing are working. I can say without question that this is the longest I have ever gone in my life without eating sugar. My hope is that after 6 or so weeks, I am able to reintroduce foods into my diet successfully. I’m hoping to build up my immune system so that I can stay healthy this winter. I’m also two weeks in. I’m too far in to turn back now. Besides, I don’t feel like this everyday. Some days I feel amazing and I think that I should do this diet as an annual cleanse. Other days, like today, I want to grab someone’s Starbucks out of their hand and run as fast as I can. I’ve been in quite a few situations when everyone else is drinking and I’d love a glass of wine. It’s helpful for me to know that this diet isn’t forever. In fact, we leave for Napa in three weeks which will put an abrupt stop to my sobriety. I’m hoping by then my stomach has healed but I’ll cross that road when I get there.