Allow my dog Daisy to demonstrate to you my level of frustration, and annoyance at the moment:
You see that look in her eyes that tells you she’s nearly had enough (she kind of hates costumes). Well, I’m not going to sugar coat it — that’s how I feel at the moment.
Some of you will remember that back in the Fall of 2013, I spent an arduous month trying to kill candida. And I did wonderfully on the plan! My digestion improved massively, I felt so energetic, my skin and nails improved, and the weight melted off me.
Of course, part of the reason that I started my candida program when I did was so that I could hopefully be ready for our big trip to China in November. Thankfully, the plan worked because despite eating all sorts of adventurous things, I had no real digestive problems in China. I should mention, however, that I was given a green light to eat normally during my vacation. Having said that, on the whole we still ate relatively low sugar.
Flash forward to my return to Canada. I went back to following the candida diet and was doing well. Then the Holidays hit, and I had a green light to celebrate them and eat the associated foods before returning to my regular diet.
Unfortunately, I was unable to see my Naturopathic Doctor in January before he left on honeymoon, and now I have to wait until the week of the 10th of February. In the meantime, I can see the tell tale signs that candida is rearing it’s ugly head again . . . I have a lack of energy, I’ve had some skin issues, tummy pain, I’m bloated, and my weight is creeping up. This despite having returned to a fairly strict candida diet.
And that’s why I’m frustrated, and yes even sad. Had I known that I would suffer such a HUGE set-back I would have kept on going with the anti-fungals, and I would have never indulged over Christmas.
But here’s the thing, I’m not going to let these fungi living in my stomach win. I’m going to do my part, and stick to a clean low-sugar diet until my doctor can see me. Then it’s full steam ahead on killing candida. After all, this may not be a quick process but I intend to regain my gut health once and for all.
Here’s hoping next time I check in on my “Killing Candida” series, I have better news! In fact, I’m confident I will!
Question: Have you ever had a health issue that you felt got in your way of optimum health?