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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Day 2: Candida Cleanse

(aka: get rid of the crappy yeast making me sick, tired and bloated!!!!)

So I've made it through the first 24 hours of this program. I just keep telling myself "one day at a time". I've hit the first die-off symptom; headache. It's making my eyes burn. But that's actually a good thing (that's what I need to remind myself) because it means my body is in withdrawl from something it wants and I'm not giving it what it wants (yeast and anything that promotes yeast growth: sugar (and there are like a hundred different names for sugar that the sneaky buggers use to try and fool us), alcohol, MSG, preservatives, vinegar, etc., etc.). And I've told myself I will not cheat. Not once. I will be strong.

I was kind of discouraged at the outset. It's a huge chore to cook without encountering something I shouldn't have. But I must say I made a wicked lasagne yesterday. All natural. I even made the pasta sauce from scratch. And supper only took me 2 hours from beginning to end. Hopefully I'll do better so that I don't spend the next 2 months in kitchen cooking from sun-up to sun-down.

I was told by my dear sister, Svea, that I should remember to go to the Lord and ask for His Holy Spirit to help me with self-control and strength, creativity and wisdom in what to eat. That's a hard thing to do when you already feel so distant from God. So I had to shake myself and crawl back. I spent an evening on the couch listening to some good music and crying out to my God to pull me close. It was hard to break down the wall of pride and admit that I had drifted. All I know is that I won't do this diet on my own strength. I already know that because I've failed it twice before. So if you remember, please pray for me. This is more than just a silly diet to lose weight (although that's a great benefit), it's going to make me healthier, stronger and hopefully build my relationship with Jesus.


Anonymous said...

What kind of diet or where do you find this diet. I also suffer from the candida curse. Especially after all the Christmas chocolates which I of course have overindulged in. Are you just changing your diet or are you also taking some natural acidopholus?


Erin said...

i've been taking acidophilus for about 12 years, but i've changed the kind and upped my dosage. I also take herbal supplements that have been specifically prescribed for me (I go to the Herbal Market in Winnipeg and I had a consultation). The diet can be found a lot of place on the internet. Just type in Candida Diet and it will show you lots of great websites with all the info you need. I did lots of research and if you need any other info, just email me, hope this is helpful.

jude said...

way to go erin! i am a bit sad because i wish i could do something like that... but you know what? even though i'm pregnant, i guess i can still choose to eat well... and not stuff my face with sugar (i already had two cookies this morning, boy that sucks).
anyways, i know it'll be a good thing for you! you go girl - way to challenge yourself!

Ruth said...

wow, GOD bless you erin. i am encouraged by your walk.
i love you.

Becky said...

Erin, I am so proud of you for challenging yourself like this. You can do it! You are an inspiration to me: a sugar/chocolate/baked goods junkie!Perhaps some day I will be strong enough to follow in your footsteps. I'm cheering for you! love Becky

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