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nikkimixam

Member Since 11 Aug 2013
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Magnesium Supplement?

29 August 2013 - 01:51 PM

What are your thoughts on supplementing magnesium?  Any success or improvements? Which form/brands do you prefer?  I heard magnesium glycinate is the most gentle form o f magnesium.   What are your thoughts or suggestions?  And how much do you take?  Do you take any other supplements with it? Notice any bowel differences or differences in sleep pattern?  Thank you very much!

Anyone Else Doing Low Candida Diet?

11 August 2013 - 10:03 AM

http://www.foodmatte...ndida-naturally

First off, I want to start off by saying I have about 85% of those symptoms listed in that article.

I have been struggling with acne for almost a couple of years now. A friend of mine has talked me into going paleo. In doing so, I was getting almost no carbs. My skin was starting to improve after about 3 weeks. However, In that time, I lost over 14 lbs. I blame that on me not getting enough healthy fats to keep my calories up. Since I lost so much weight, I decided to start weightlifting to put on muscle. I increased my carb intake and started eating 1-2 sweet potatoes a day... and little by little. . My skin Was getting bad again. I also have other symptoms of candida overgrowth such as brain fog, lots of mucus In my throat, hair falling out BY THE ROOTS, mood swings, depression and my bowel movements are EXTREMELY irregular. I wish I knew how to get rid of this! On paleo, I'm also doing the autoimmune protocol and low fodmaps diet as well. The only things I have been eating are meat, extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, kale, spinach, bok choy, ginger and sea salt. I cook or steam all the veggies. I'm not eating fruit. In doing this, I am losing weight again! I'm wondering if I can still reduce the candida if I'm only eating about half a sweet potato after a workout? Im also worried about consuming too much fats. Ive been known to chug 4 tbsps of extra virgin olive oil right before bed just to get my calories up. Very sickening! There was also an article that I read about how weightlifting can cause more candida. Does anyone agree or disagree with this? As of a few days ago, I've been drinking 3-5 tsps of Apple cider vinegar a day, taking probiotics and cod liver oil. I also take a prenatal. My digestion hasn't improved. I had diarrhea but that's about it. Sorry for such Personal information, buthow else can I explainwhat I'm going through? Another article I read stated that you shouldn't eliminate all sugars because candida will travel up your intestines to try and find something to thrive on! Sorry this is all over the place as I am posting this from my phone. So all in all, What do you all suggest? Could this be candida overgrowth? If so, What should I do? I know some of you may tell me to go get checked, but I cannot afford to at the moment, which is why I turn to this forum. I know stressing out about it doesn't help, but I can't help it:( it's only been a week and a half since I started the low candida diet. I will be lifting weights again and only eat a half a sweet potato after I workout that will be the only "higher" carb that I will be eating. I won't be eating any fruits. Ill take my milk thistle extract, probiotics, cod liver oil, prenatal vitamins and drink my apple cider vinegar as recommended. Ill continue to wash my face with my simple sensitive skin facewash and tone with Apple cider vinegar as well. I also be consuming anywhere from 4-5 of extra virgin coconut oil. im also going to purchase pau d' arco tea or the tablets, whichever i can find. I read a lot of other posts from people doing the anti candida thing, but it's like everyones stopped posting before they shared their resuLts! has anyone else tried this?? Either way, ill update every couple of days or so!