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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Day 5: Candida Cleanse

So far so good. I'm surprised by my willpower thus far. I don't think on any cleanse I've ever done that I've ever lasted 5 days without just sampling a little something (shows just how little self-control I normally have and how I got in this predicament in the first place). So that is a testament to God's abundant grace.

On a further positive note, the die-off symptoms are appearing more and more. This is a wonderful thing. I'm braced for battle, and I'm seeing the impact of starving out the yeast. Fatigue, lethargy, horrible acne, rashes cropping out on my skin, headaches...I look like crap, but it's all still a good sign and only by the grace of God am I coping with them and prepared for them. Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I'm standing on God's word and looking them in the face and saying "Bring it on, I'm ready, because this means I'm getting better". And really, the end is in sight. It shouldn't last more than a couple weeks at the most. So then I'll have more energy than all of you put together (oh yes, the old Erin will be back!).

Oh, and another prayer request is that I won't get an ear infection as the yeast comes out (it happened last time and is quite common) not only because of the uncomfortableness of it, but because I don't want to go on antibiotics as that is totally counterproductive to this cleanse (yeast thrives on antibiotics). And thank you all for the encouragment I've recieved so far. You are an integral part of my healing process.


jude said...

Hey Erin,
I'm glad you're doing well and remaining positive... way to go!

I have another verse for you (I thought it was encouraging for me!):
(James 1:2-4)
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers (in this case, sisters), whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

Erin said...

thanks Jude, what a great verse. So encouraging today!!

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