So today I wake up early 5.30am. Felt brilliant.
Having said that I slept on the settee from about 8.30 last night.
So my sinuses have cleared again, headache all but gone and although there is still a twinge in my back and shoulder I am much, much better. Still not 100% ache free but pretty close. Still can fall asleep in a nano second, but generally feeling pretty dam good.
Feel like a hypochondriac always looking for things wrong in the body and then talking about it, especially when I teach dont try and figure it out, move into allowing and acceptance.
Loads of great things have happened, super cool people, synchronicities and opportunities. I have been faithful to my routine and following my own advice to the letter (cool eh:) and I am loving the feeling of the flow.
Despite what the body is doing, even with the sneezing and itching, it is a minor irritant that is not stopping me from being on one.
So my next nutrition move is to cut out the sugars. I knew I had slight candida but I was not following a candida diet as I did not think it was the issue. Now I do. All the symptoms lead to that. I have been eating a lot of fruit, maybe 10 times more than I normally do. Normally I would have eggs, cheese, pulses but they are all high in sulphur so I had cut them out.
Now I am going raw for a week so I will be interested to see how that goes taking fruit out the equation.
I have raw milk on order so will make kefir and paneer and that should help keep me free from starvation :)
When I have felt hungry over the last few weeks I have just eaten fruit.
I have lost weight, my jeans are hanging now, I never had an arse but when I am thin my jeans fall off, I need to get another belt this one does not cut the mustard anymore.
Its nice to see hip bones and some muscle definition again, I have really ignored my body recently, did not give a shit, but have to say I am enjoying feeling that middle age spread feck off.
Interesting old journey this. Raw food workshop tonight got me really inspired, I love raw food, nuts, spices and herbs and looking forward to seeing how I feel at the end of Lent.
1 week to go, wooohooooo. Then I will still need to do anti candida diet for another month or so. So will still be very restricted.
Here are the things one site recommends, as always there are many varying and conficting views, but I am going with this one.
Eating non-starchy vegetables starves the Candida of the sugar that feeds it. You should buy your vegetables fresh and eat them raw, steamed or grilled.
Avoid starchy vegetables such as sweet potatoes, potatoes, yams, corn, all winter squash, beets, peas, parsnips and beans. Olives are OK as long as they are not in distilled white vinegar.
LIVE YOGURT CULTURES
Live yogurt cultures help your gut to repopulate with good bacteria. The live bacteria in the yogurt will crowd out the Candida yeast and restore balance to your system. This is especially useful after a course of antibiotics.MEAT & EGGS
Eat only fresh and organic meat - processed meat (like lunch meat, bacon and spam) is loaded with dextrose, nitrates, sulfates and sugars.
Smoked or vacuum packed meats are also best avoided.
Wild salmon and sardines do contain ocean contaminants, but in much lower amounts than other seafood. Buy these fish fresh or packed in olive oil or water.NUTS AND SEEDSAlmonds
These nuts are healthy and have a low mold content. If you're still worried about mold, soak them in a diluted grapefruit seed extract solution for a few hours.
For baking, almond flour and coconut flour are healthy options.NON-GLUTINOUS GRAINSBuckwheat
These grains contain a high amount of fiber, excellent for keeping your digestive system moving and eliminating Candida toxins. Most products derived from this list are also OK - e.g. quinoa crackers, buckwheat flour. You can find these in the gluten-free section in health food stores.
HERBS AND SPICES
Many herbs and spices have antioxidant and antifungal properties. They can also improve circulation and reduce inflammation. They're great for livening up food if you're on a limited Candida diet.OILSVirgin Coconut Oil
Red Palm Oil
Use cold pressed oils where possible. Remember that heating or boiling can destroy many of the oil's nutrients.
Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic, Raw, Unfiltered)Coconut Aminos are a great alternative to soy sauce. And you can use apple cider vinegar to make some delicious salad dressings.BEVERAGESChicory root coffee
These are just a few of the herbal teas that have antifungal properties.
Chicory root is also a great prebiotic (it contains 20% Inulin), so it can help to repopulate your gut with healthy bacteria too.
Stevia and xylitol can be used in place of sugar and they have a much smaller effect on your blood sugar levels.
I am healing, I am in the process of healing, I am letting go of all impatience around my healing, I am totally pain free.