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#1 Healing Journal Entry: My Candida Diagnosis

#1 Healing Journal Entry: My Candida Diagnosis

Tara Carpenter, NC.

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#1 Healing Journal Entry: My Candida Diagnosis 

Written on September 9, 2010.

Today, I was diagnosed with a systemic case of Candida, a.k.a. yeast overgrowth throughout my body. After a year of chronic symptoms (i.e., cravings, bloating, fatigue, skin issues) I asked my doctor for the test. Now I know. Aren’t I going through enough already? I ask with my face to the sky. I recently initiated the start of a difficult divorce, am in graduate school to be a Holistic Nutritionist, and my kids start school this week.

I am so thankful to a good friend who noted the other day that I am looking 5 months pregnant due to my bloating issue and she handed me a book to borrow, called The Body Ecology Diet written by Donna Gates. A book meant to help people heal from the kind of digestive and health issues I have been having. She thought this book might help me feel better. I hope so and have already submerged myself in the pages of help!!!

If I can do this you can too is my reasoning for baring my journal. I am a single mother first off which is no easy feat and is near full-time job in and of itself. I also work as a Personal Therapeutic Chef and like I said above am in graduate school to attain a masters. I have very little time, yet here I stand in MY POWER. You can do this! 

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The thing I feel most daunted about is what I will eat. I already have dietary limitations because I have food sensitivities, so I worry about limiting myself further and losing weight, being hungry, etc. I could take the easier route of taking antibiotics, yet am deciding instead to change how I eat to make necessary changes inside my body. This is my choice, so here I go tightening my boots to walk step by step into my own healing.

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I have skin issues, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, bloating, gas, and a sour taste in my mouth that comes and goes frequently. I also have heartburn, GBS+, and brain fog. My condition has worn me down to the point where I know a change needs to be made. Here I am. 

When I say bloated, I don’t mean a poof from too much eating. I mean looking pregnant and needing to wear pants without a waistband; an uncomfortable feeling that lasts hours and comes after eating bothersome food or “improper” food combination. Learning about proper food combining in the B.E.D. book is a serious lifesaver and most valuable tool for feeling better in my belly. I can feel this in my gut, all pun intended.

Seems like the way most people heal yeast overgrowth is with anti-fungal medicine and avoiding sugar. As for the logistics or an actual diet, I didn’t know there was one until I read a book called Body Ecology Diet. This book gunned me forward in getting my body back into balance. 

My oldest son and I visited the Statue of Liberty earlier this year. This icon of a national treasure stands as one of the most recognizable figures in the world as a symbol of freedom, inspiration, and hope. I can’t think of a better depiction for my own healing journey. I know this won’t be easy as 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 and pace myself with necessary diet and lifestyle changes using The Body Ecology Diet.

My hope is that this Healing Journal I am beginning will help others who are also struggling with a chronic health condition to find a way through the dark and drear and despair. May you find hope and inspiration again and feel a sense of freedom inside your body. 

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