Journal Entry: September 9th 2010
Today, I was diagnosed with Candida, a.k.a. yeast overgrowth. I had all the symptoms (i.e., cravings, yeast infections) and so asked my Naturopathic doctor for the test.
Aren’t I going through enough already? I ask with my face to the sky. I recently initiated the start of what appears will be a difficult divorce, am attending a graduate program in Holistic Nutrition, and both my boys start school this week.
I have food sensitivities/allergies which make me less than thrilled to put more limitations on an already limited diet. Yet, I have felt awful for a year now and the effects are wearing me down. All of this has me tightening my bootstraps to walk step by step into my own healing.
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Time to Change
For the past year, I had digestive issues; something I never experienced with this intensity; diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, bloating, gas, sour taste in my mouth that comes and goes with frequency.
When I say bloated, I don’t mean the poof from too much eating. I mean a belly that looks 5 months pregnant!! A most uncomfortable feeling that can last hours and comes on after eating a bothersome food or a food combination that does not settle. Learning about proper food combining was a lifesaver that encouraged me to keep learning more about B.E.D. which is where I learned this most valuable tool for feeling better in my belly. I also had heartburn, GBS+, and brain fog. My condition wore me down to the point where I know a change needs to be made. Here I am.
Seems like the main way to heal yeast overgrowth is with anti-fungal medicine and avoiding sugar. As for the logistics or an actual diet, I didn’t know of one until I found The Body Ecology Diet. Most of all what gunned me forward is the want to get my body back into balance.
I know this journey won’t be easy, life is already full. I don’t know how I am going to do all that needs doing. I’m committed though and will ease into things. I will pace myself with any necessary diet and lifestyle changes.
My hope is this Healing Journal I am beginning here, will help others who are also freshly diagnosed with Candidiasis or other gut flora imbalance.
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May all bellies be happy!