Maybe some symptoms everyone has is from information overload. I mean seriously there's some quacks on this forum no offence.
I keep encouraging everyone to simplify. Elimination diet, and try to really decipher what's doing what. I know everyone's trying all this different stuff..I'm guilty of going down that road too.
These days I keep it simple, because it is. Most of the time we are still eating foods that irritate us and we blame it on the Candida. Or we set out to drink enough water but we just don't, or we have like 10g of fiber a day and that's just not enough to push stool, with or without Candida issues. It's an overall bad intestinal environment most of us are dealing with. Candida is a major culprit but it's more than that.
You gotta be aware of what's happening, and notice offending foods. I find I can have a little Sugar without feeling that the Candida is suddenly thriving out of control. Same with yeast, like if I eat a gluten-free pizza that has yeast.. it's not this huge downfall that I notice the next day... But say I drank a glass of milk, it would be very noticable and I probably would be messed up for a few days. What does "messed up" mean? It means irritation, imflammation.. the things we don't want. It might have nothing to do with Candida but with constant irritation, the gut ain't going to function properly and things like Candida will have a chance to take control.
There's no exact way to do this. There are so many things going on, someone will always come on here trying to bring some new research to the table. Research is great, but there's so many variables
Whoever claims they have the cure is a criminal of health
We all know this..its a whole approach..it's everything..exercising, water, fiber, vitamins, minerals, not eating too late, not skipping meals, balanced diet, identifying allergies, restoring gut flora, improving digestion, detoxing at a healthy pace, there could be neurological, mental, spiritual issues... and the list goes on and on
If you want to get the yeast in check, first understand that it was always there and will never go away. The reason why it's out of whack is because something is not right.. maybe it's stress..maybe its something you can't let go from your past that keeps you in a state of stress or anxiety. Could very well be the reason for some.
There are a lot of helpful ideas out there, but not 1 of them is the absolute cure. I speak highly of this probiotic I'm taking and even though it's the only thing I'm taking, there's so much more going on that's personal to me...like the foods I'm eating and the foods I'm avoiding.. I'm no longer in the dark about what is doing what. This is a great help. I also drink adequate water, and I get adequate fiber. I also don't drink alcohol or smoke. I got my Amalgams removed by a dentist who knew what he was doing. I rest a lot. Some people are always on the go, so no matter what they do, they're still screwed. Some people don't move enough and as the old saying goes, what you don't use, you lose. Toxins build up and never get out through the skin..they start finding home in the joints, in the brain, in the crevices... This could be a major problem..there's many possibilities.
I'm not 100% yet..I can admit that, but coming from a time when I had to roll around with a pillow under me just to get gas out..I'm really far along in recovery. So I speak from personal experience. Extremely messed up cholesterol levels, hyperoxaluria, Thalassemia minor..heavy gluten intolerance, potentially celiac... I've got things I'm up against, but there's not 1 thing that's going to make this all better.. There's many things and even though I grab a tip from here and an idea from there...managing my health is going to ultimately be personal to me.
And the MOST IMPORTANT PART IS SELF-AWARENESS, understand what your body is telling you, and get some diagnostics done that are PERSONAL to you, which will help prevent illnesses and help crack the code of YOUR body
So to anyone coming on here forcing their opinion on others or arguing if someone disagrees (you know who you are)... Buzz off already ! You don't know the cure because you aren't me, or anyone else. You're just you..
There are definitely people that had an easier time with candida on here that post that a simple metal pull or supplement did it.. As long as someone doesn't claim to have the cure, I find all posts positive...that is the cure that allows for a great lifestyle and no moderation with food. We really do all have the same goal. Your post on oxalates was great and I switched to bok choy and napa.
Yea I am gonna watch oxilates and replace the kale drink with cilantro. That's a chelator for metals from what I read...this is just what I am doing. I am going to make it clear that I am not calling it the only way or something that everyone has to do. I am just combining my focus on alkalyzing with oxalate elimination and taking the suggestions on metals.
Chelation is just an aggressive way of detoxing heavy metals. It's not the only way. First, correcting any digestive issues will take a major burden off other organs to allow them to do their job properly. I did a few months of Spirulina after the Amalgam removal. If down the road I suspect I still have dangerous levels of mercury, then I'll look into it but there's nothing in my head telling me it's a problem anymore. My health has improved greatly so if it was a bad case of mercury poisoning I would probably know it.
In my opinion there's too many risks involved with flushing or detoxing too fast...I like slow and progressive improvement leading to longterm cure. I've learned to be patient with healing
Of course, it's also possible that you still have a mercury problem. The other things you've done are simply controlling the symptoms. I found I could control the symptoms with diet and anti-yeast supplements, but it wasn't until I began chelating that I experienced genuine improvement.
Spirulina, by itself, isn't an effective tool for chelating since it has a very limited effect when used alone. Mercury becomes stuck in various places throughout a person's body. It would be nice if a body's natural chelating system could take care of it, but if it could, probably nobody would have heavy metal problems. Regular detoxing and flushing are also of limited use since the metals get stuck and will not be easily pried loose.
We need to get the mercury out and there really isn't an alternative to systematic use of a good chelator.
Otherwise, the metals will stay in our bodies forever.
Whether or not you chelate is up to you, of course. I'm not an expert. I just try to give advice to people based on my own experiences or upon what I've read during my research. I hope that I can spare other people the same pain and suffering I went through for decades.
My main regret after years of chelating is that I didn't figure this out sooner (for example, telling my dentist not to put that silver !%#$ in my mouth).
I appreciate the advice but blood goes everywhere..so if spirulina is ingested, it will find its way around and get to the mercury. There's no reason to believe otherwise. Is there?
Everything we eat and drink reaches everywhere through the blood..that is..whatever gets absorbed through the intestines. The heart pumps the blood everywhere.. Physiology 101. Not trying to be rude just saying.
Am I outta line for believing this?
Maybe a little Science behind why Spirulina falls short would help me understand...could you provide anything along those lines? Thanks