Sunday, January 28, 2007

Die-(off), Yeast! (Updated)

More information about my innards was revealed at the last GE appointment. One interesting find is an apparent Candida overgrowth. I wasn't warned of a die-off period, but I guess it has to go somewhere, and it doesn't go easily. This (in addition to the hidden sugars) could also explain the recent return of symptoms since starting Nystatin.

I was right. I was informed by another healer that Nystatin kills fungus at breakneck speed, but provides no mechanism for the corpses to leave the system. The result is a feeling of toxicity in the liver. Yuck. I stopped Nystatin on 23 Jan (original post above).


Blogger Lynn Barry said...

Hey nutty,
I thought my problem was too much candida in my body and followed the diet to starve the yeast, but what I found was that I intolerant of yeast, gluten, casein, soy, corn, and eggs.
Do you hear that eating onions and garlic can help kill the yeast? I heard cloves and ginger help too. Sounds almost like we have werewolves in our innards...
Good luck.

4:38 PM  
Blogger NuttyMeatfruit said...

Good point, Lynn. Yeast is a vicious and prolific enemy. I was reminded this morning that garlic's fungus- and bacteria-fighting property diminishes only one hour after you cut it open, so best to just snack on the cloves directly. I also learned that the reason I feel so terrible on the Nystatin is because there is no way for the bodies to leave - they are collecting in my liver and causing a toxic, "flu-like" feeling. Needless to say I'm looking for an effective food-based antifungal at this point! Thanks for your input.

5:20 PM  

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