3 Weeks and Counting

It has been 3 weeks since I started this candida diet. After reading The Body Ecology Diet book, I finally feel like I have a good understanding of things. I’ve gotten a bit more creative with my food and in some ways it has gotten easier. Today, I made chicken and kale soup, chicken salad with homemade mayo, homemade almond milk (technically not allowed but raw soaked almonds are so I don’t understand the difference), and almond milk chia seed pudding. I’ve also made a point to eat 4 meals plus 1-2 snacks per day. I had my second colonic and rife treatment yesterday and unlike last week, I don’t seem to be suffering any “die-off” symptoms. I also tried (unsuccessfully) a probiotic enema as well as a probiotic douche. Sorry, I realize this is TMI (too much information) for most of you but I’m all about full disclosure.

As for my workouts, I’ve been doing yoga twice a week and walking a few days and that’s about it. I feel like I have the energy but I don’t have extra calories to spare so I’ve been easy on myself. I’ve tried to mediate more, take more epsom salts baths, and take care of myself. I’ve been meaning to do more dry brushing and oil pulling to help my detoxification but I keep putting them off. Maybe this week…

Overall, I feel pretty good. I can’t say that I’ve been symptom free for the past three weeks but overall I can’t complain. I did come to the realization that I can’t expect to feel amazing everyday. Some days I wake up feeling better than others. I think that’s normal. I’ve also realized that just about every diet for candida or leaky gut recommends following the protocol for at least 3 months. I’m hoping my doctor was right and that I will be able to heal in 6 weeks. This diet takes a lot of dedication and commitment. Generally, I have to eat at home before going out to eat because there are very limited (if any) options at restaurants. Going out to dinner and only drinking soda water (which I’ll be doing tomorrow night) isn’t much fun.

Thanks for taking this journey with me. I realize that it’s not overly exciting. I also know though, that whatever your goal is, you can achieve it if you dedicate yourself. The first couple days are the hardest. I’m getting to the point now where this almost feels like my new normal. I still really miss my coffee and I’d love a glass of wine but I’m not dying to have sugar or bread or any of the foods that I gave up. Your “normal” is really whatever you want it to be. So if you’ve been meaning to do something and you’ve been putting it off, I encourage you to start today. See what happens. Life is one great experiment. You never know what might happen.

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