Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Naturopathic clarity...

I have been put on an "Anti-Candida" diet by my naturopath as my poor body had been filled with it for months. It began when Molly and I had a bad bout of thrush when she was about 4 months old. She had it only in her mouth but I got the works- name any dark moist region and I had it there! I even had a sore scalp from it. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I visited my naturopath on Thursday night and she feels that my body has never really recovered from the candida and all of my other immune related symptoms are caused by this- including eczema, easy bruising, tiredness and SUGAR CRAVINGS!!

So my diet has been brought right back to basics minus anything that contains even the slightest amount of sugar including fruit!! I am going okay so far but it is very strange having a completely savoury diet! I am not allowed anything processed or artificial so even sweetners are out. And no diet coke!! That's what I am missing most- but I know that it's something that I shouldn't be having anyway so I really just need to deal with it.

Yesterday my food looked like this:
B. 2 eggs on wheat-free, yeast-free, everything-free, flat bread
L. 2 nori hand rolls with fresh salmon
S. 2 peeled carrots
D. chicken with roast carrot, cauli, broccoli, peas

Today is:
B. Brown rice and veggies with pumpkin seeds
S. Hummus and flat bread
L. Brown rice with veggies and salmon
S. Corn thins with ABC nut butter
D. Buckwheat noodles with garlic, chicken and veggies

I am not allowed pumpkin, potato, legumes or mushrooms for the first 2 weeks but after a few weeks most things will be introduced back in. I had brown rice and veggies for breakfast this morning- call me a hippy, but it was great!!!

I do feel as if things are going to turn around for me because of this. It will clear my mind and help my body to function at it's best. This thing is hard but it will be worth it in the end.

1 of you love me enough to comment...:

Miss Beck said...

What a GREAT thing.

I really love naturopaths who know their stuff and hope this sorts out all your health troubles.