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07-20-2006, 12:47 AM
I used to have candida overgrowth for years, all the time.
Then, after eating raw, it disappeared and has been gone now for about a year.
The last couple of days I have been very lethargic and bloated.
I have NO itching, no rash, but maybe a cottage cheese looking discharge and dryness and I feel so tired.
What can be happening to me?
I am thinking of going to a naturopath.
I don't eat greens at all, just fruit and nuts mostly. Can this be the cause and will garlic work if I eat it raw with a salad?
Thank you for listening.
07-20-2006, 12:56 AM
If you're not eating greens, you may be mineral-deficient. Variety in your diet (over time, not necessarily at the same meal or in the same day) is important to ensure that you don't develop nutrient deficiencies. Try adding more greens to your diet and see if that helps. Green smoothies might be the easiest way to incorporate more greens.
07-20-2006, 01:03 AM
I just really NEED fast relief right now.
Will greens do it
07-20-2006, 03:36 AM
probiotics, should help pretty quick,
and stop eating fats, that is what carries the yeast, although yeast feeds on sugar, but the fats carry the yeast and the sugar, so they can't move and grow without fats.
I hadn't had a yeast infection for maybe 10 years, or so, and just a month of two ago, I got one, weird, so I figured it was detox, and started taking probiotics, and cut out fats, It was fine in a couple of days, felt perfect in about a week.
also stop all sexual activity if you suspect a yeast infection, as you can give it to your partner, who will give it back to you, also good to have your partner take the probiotics too.
EVERYONE has yeast, it's only when they have an over growth that they are bad.
07-20-2006, 04:43 AM
Two things will kill yeast infections very quickly. The first one is boric acid. Here's a link with some particulars:
Gentian violet is another effective treatment:
Now that website does say that the gentian violet tampons are a prescription only item. However, I bought a little bottle of the stuff (ordered it online) and used a cotton swab to apply it. I did this only as a last resort when the OTC treatments were no longer working and the Drs. weren't helping at all. They'd just tell me to use the OTC stuff. I had tried Diflucan but all that did was make me sick to my stomach.
My friend told me she had one yeast infection some years ago. Luckily she only had the one, following the use of antibiotics. She spoke of the instant relief she had. So I gave it a try. And she was right. The relief was instant! I almost cried because I'd been suffering for so long.
I would only use this as a last resort though. Reason being, the stuff is bright purple and it stains, stains, stains! As I said, I used cotton swabs to apply it externally and also swabbed some up inside of me. I only had standard size swabs so I'm sure I didn't get it all covered but it sure was enough to work! I only did two such swabs. I felt no more symptoms after that first swab but all of the information I'd read indicated that I needed more. The second day I did one more internal swab but no more because I was so frustrated at the purple mess.
For two weeks I wore nothing but black undies and black pants or skirts. The stuff not only stains where you applied it but the surrounding skin. And it was a good two weeks before the staining wore off. But I kid you not, the relief was totally instant! And it was many months before I had another one.
These days if need be I use the boric acid suppositories. I buy them already made up. I used to make my own, but here I can find them made up. Generally three days of using those clears up an infection. I tend to get frequent ones due to diabetes. Part of my problem is that these days they seem to be very low grade. I do not get the intense itching or cottage cheese like discharge. Instead, I feel some dryness and irritation that just sort of comes and goes. So I keep debating with myself as to whether or not I actually have one. Then after a few weeks, more symptoms might kick in to alert me that yes, I do indeed have one!
07-20-2006, 08:54 AM
I'm trying the no fat and boric acid.
Does no fat mean no coconut oil and avacadoes and my flax seed oils, too?
I thought coconut oil was good for killing off candida quickly.
Heck, maybe I should go to natropath to make sure it's a yeast problem because it doesn't itch, but I have a fogginess in my brain. Bleh. I hate these things.
07-20-2006, 09:53 AM
I don't know if this applies to the boric acid, but when you use the gentian violet, it is actually advantageous to engage in sexual activity with your partner. If you have a yeast infection, he will too. When you treat with the gentian violet, he gets treated indirectly too. It really does cure it. And yes, it really does stain. You can wear black underwear and clothing and even a sanitary napkin right after use. I don't remember it continuing to re-stain though. Just after use when it is pretty fresh.
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