wow i am so happy to feel like someone understands i could cry!
i 100% am with everything you just said. it's so rare (more like impossible) to find people that truly get what's going on with me. and i have noone in real life that is or has gone through this so sometimes it gets lonely. but i am past the hardest points i think. so that makes me happy. i almost, if i can step out of the negativity, remind myself to be happy when i feel like crap because chances are what i am feeling is another wave of candida and toxins being digested or dying off. at least this is a hopeful thought in my daily routine. i've been "good" long enough now that what i do and do not is more habit and not really hard, it's just what i do. though it does make being social at all very difficult. i just tell people i am doing an allergy cleanse. simplifies things a lot. and not drinking... yes. this has been a huge life altering thing in itself. for a while, more in the beginning, i would say i am just not drinking (or eating Sugar nor *fillintheblank*) for now. but oh yes, of course, i will drink again, when the time is right. maybe a few months. but now... the longer i go without alcohol, the more i am thinking i may not ever touch the stuff ever again. emotional, spiritual, and psychological revelations i never expected to experience are happening along with the physical cleanse. it's truly life altering. i love it.
back to what you wrote to me and what you're doing though, hehehe... trace minerals... hmm i don't take those. maybe i get them from one of the 23556 supplements i take. what form do you take? liquid? you have a favorite brand?
i will watch my carrot intake more. and you said sweet potatos are ok for us?
guess anything i am questional about i just better wax on the safe side, right right.
i have yet to see a naturopath. just don't know where to go i guess. and i don't even know what reflexology is. though massage... yes some more hands on healing sounds a good idea, for me, perhaps something to complete my full spectrum of healing.
two things that changed a lot for me and got me on the path to healing were two books : the complete candida yeast guidebook & the coconut diet
adding coconut oil into my diet and fresh coconut... mmm ... shattered so many preconceived notions of things. coconut, if you didn't know, has caprylic acid naturally so it is a great healing item for us. and it tastes so good that i feel like i am being bad when i eat it. but i am not. so i am all obsessed with coconut right now.
also the paleo diet book got me thinking a lot too. it's into eating a lot of animal protein though which doesn't work for me for i am a vegetarian - though the philosophy behind it is applicable to me for it's all about not eating grain.
and yes- besides being perhaps 'bad' food, for they feed the candida, i cut grains out just to test and see if i am perhaps gluten sensitive.
i have ezcema and it was not getting better from anything i tried and i think that when it is gone, the candida will be too.