My story is that I was on some form of birth control off and on for 9-10 years. Finally decided to get off of it for good May of 2012. I rapidly started gaining weight after that...10-15 pounds
within a year and I had no idea what it was from because nothing changed with my diet or workout habits...ate pretty decent during the week, but splurged on the weekends, and work out 5-6 days a week. I just thought my hormones were out of whack so I got them tested. Iím low in estrogen, but shouldnít be reason for such horrible weight gain. Also have dealt with horrible Acne
since getting off the pill. I then started reading up on Iodine
and what it can do to balance hormones. Also wanted to get on it to try and avoid hypothyroid diagnosis that runs in my family.
In Feb. or March of this year I decided to give up gluten. I had battled horrible digestion for a couple of years actually and thought that maybe was the culprit. Well, it didnít help me take any of this weight off. So then I decided to go raw vegan for a couple of months and consumed massive amounts of fruits and vegetables. Acne
intensified horribly...really bad. I still didnít make the connection that this was possibly tied to candida infection. I only did raw vegan for a couple of months because I couldnít deal with the Acne
and it wasnít helping me lose weight.
Now Iím on a paleo diet...still canít lose weight. So Iím betting that what I have is candida. My tongue is not all pink...digestive issues, weight gain. I donít know what else it could be since the Iodine
and Boron also havenít made a dent after a few months.
I should also mention that I gave up all dairy in March. This means no consumption of healthy bacteria...no yogurt or probiotics. I started on a 100 billion probiotic last weekend and BOY, Iíve never felt so awful. I was in bed most of the day...horrible diarrhea, Sugar
cravings, headaches. I should have started with a less potent probiotic, I know...
I bought Candex yesterday...most of the reviews Iíve read on iHerb and Amazon are good, so I thought Iíd give it a shot. I started my one pill yesterday and have already noticed some positive effects...itís taking away some of the die-off symptoms Iíve been battling the past few days. I did have horrible gas though, and some stomach rumbling. Hoping itís better today. Has Candex worked for others here? I know itís somewhat controversial. I plan on being on it a couple of months and hopefully then can ween off of it and control this with probiotics/prebiotics/kefir, etc. I just want to beat this and get control of my weight/acne for good....
My other question is will it interfere with my other supplements? Iím taking companion supplements for my Iodine
and just donít want the enzymes to gobble up all those supplements I need! Thanks for any help, advice, words of encouragement, other methods...
P.S. What really sucks is that I'm starting all this a week before Thanksgiving! I hate having to give up sweet potatoes... Guess it will just be turkey and green beans for me on that day :-(