Journaling My Natural Cure for Candida

Nicole Chayka, co-author of Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift,& Canadian gal on a journey to live off the Grid with Middle Earth HomeGame On! Candida…you and I are going a couple rounds. I’ve been a physical and emotional train wreck for awhile now and it’s time I took back control of my health. Join me, Nikki, as I journal my way through the chaos that is Candida, in my Blog of crazy thoughts and cravings during my on-going Cleanse, in a step by step journal titled ‘The Candida Chronicles’ , starting with Candida Cleanse: Day 1. Did you know that 75 % of Canadian and American women are affected by it at some point in their life? Men can experience Candida as well.  Maybe you’re sitting on a bad Yeast condition right now and didn’t know it. Take our preliminary Candida Quiz to see what Candida is, and if the symptoms sound all too familiar.

Everything I learn I will pass onto you. The natural cleansing Dietary Rules, Meal Plans and RecipesTips and Facts, and most importantly – the RESULTS. If I can lick this problem, letting ‘Food be my Medicine’ and only using Herbals then you can too!

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Candida Cleanse: Day 109 ‘The Finish Line !!’

Nicole Chayka, co-author of Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift,& Canadian gal on a journey to live off the Grid with Middle Earth HomeI, Nikki, am Blogging my crazy thoughts and cravings during my on-going Candida Cleanse, in a step by step journal titled The Candida Chronicles , so I can share with you the The Dietary Rules , the Meal Plans and Recipes, the Tips and Facts , and most importantly, the Results of the Candida Cleanse Diet. If I can lick this problem, letting ‘Food be my Medicine’ and only using Herbals then you can too! Day 1 of my Candida Journal STARTS HERE.

Take the Candida Cleanse Quiz

Take the preliminary Candida Quiz to see what Candida is,and if you have the Symptoms of this nasty Digestive Yeast condition affecting both women, and men.

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Candida Cleanse Finish Line !!

The blood test confirms it.

The deed is done.

It took me 6 bloody months but I did what  I set out to do, and if I may take  moment to pat myself on the back and do my rendition of the ‘Charlie Brown happy dance’ as performed by Snoopy.I am celebrating with pizza!?

I have learned much not only about Candida but also about myself as a whole and how the entire body came together to create the Yeast problem.

The body is synergistic and dominos have a cascading effect on one system
to another.  Now that I have my yeast infection in check I move onto adrenals, Liver Cleanse and getting the Lymph Glands healthy again.  It only took me decades to fudge it up so a little patience getting it on track is in order. ONE thing at a time.

You see there are multiple reasons why yeast takes hold. I am looking at the bigger picture now and not treating the Candida as a singular event.  It was a variety of things that led me here and I am determined not to slide back into old ways. I mean what’s the point of that?  Yes that means some changes must take place on a permanent basis but now that I am without severe cravings it will be a whole lot easier to manage.

That’s the good news.  Also, as a point of reference feeling good feels soooo much better than feeling bad so it goes without saying I want to stay in this zone.  Lastly I Lost Weight as I knew I would so it’s good to be able to access the side of the closet I thought I’d never see again.  I’m not overly vain but even so I appreciate wearing outfits that don’t resemble circus tents.

I didn’t know I was an ‘A Blood Type’ and so I did not eat properly for that type = lousy digestion.  I’d become Sedentary (OK all I did was sit on my ass in front of this computer screen) and so my lymph glands weren’t getting what they needed to do their job properly and as for the Adrenals… I’m a worrier by nature so stressing out comes naturally to me.

Apparently Mediation and finding a way to deal with my emotions would go a long way to solving that so Dr. Wayne Dyer (aka the ‘Dyer Dude’) will be making an appearance on my iPod soon.

I’d like to sign off by saying thanks for hanging out with me on this journey. I hope you found out something useful for yourself that may assist you on your own Candida cleanse.  Please feel free to Drop a Line and share any mind blowing insights that you think would be important for someone to know or check into while going through this.

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…and good luck with your Candida Cleanse eh.

Candida Cleanse: Day 108 ‘Me and my Dysfunctional Immune System’

Day 108 of my Candida Cleanse, and Me and my Dysfunctional Immune System. ‘By visiting the Nutritionist/kinesiologist, I learned it is her opinion that in the question of what came first…the chicken or the egg….or in my case the Candida and the symptoms that I experience…the answer is a domino effect beginning with….my Adrenal Glands…’

Candida Cleanse: Day 107 ‘A Little Humility is Good for the Soul’

Day 107 of my Candida Cleanse, and The new Herbal Crew. ‘My problems according to her stem from my Adrenal Glands being shot, placing undo strain on my liver which under load is losing the battle. This allowed too many Toxins to proliferate in my blood stream thus creating yummy conditions for an over abundance of Yeast to proliferate. In other words if I fix …’

Candida Cleanse: Day 106 ‘Live Blood Test and Adrenaline Exhaustion’

Day 106 of my Candida Cleanse, and Live Blood Test and Adrenaline Exhaustion. ‘Today I had the Blood Work done with a nutritionist/kinesiologist. Very interesting. It turns out that I’m an ‘A’ Blood Type not an ‘O’ which means a significant difference in eating habits according the book Eat Right 4 Your Type by Peter J. D’Adamo …’

Candida Cleanse: Day 105 ‘Fuzzy Brained Parasites’

Day 105 of my Candida Cleanse, and Fuzzy Brained Parasites. ‘I am Going in for Testing. I made the call today to go in tomorrow for a Blood Test which should give me an indication of what’s going on inside me..including Parasites etc.I’m a little Fuzzy Brained today which surprises me…’

Candida Cleanse: Day 104 ‘Live Blood Test and the Stanley Cup’

Day 104 of my Candida Cleanse, and NHL Final Game Between Canuks & the Bruins 2011. ‘Disappointment underscored…but no one can say we/this Canadian doesn’t have grace even in defeat. Good game boys…It’s been about a month since I ran out of Gingko so I picked some up today at the health food store. I’m hoping to regain a little more mental clarity and acuity so I can get my writing assignments done…’

Candida Cleanse: Day 103 ‘Weeds Vying for a Place in My Bed’

Day 103 of my Candida Cleanse, and Checking in with my Strawberries. ‘Funny how ‘Routines’ must be established with plants and gardens. In particular, they require a daily gander to see how they are coming along. I suspect that the routines I’ve set for myself during this Cleanse will have to be maintained to a large degree too (such as minimal Dairy in my life) or I can expect the symptoms to creep back in just like those weeds vying for a place in my garden bed….’

Candida Cleanse: Day 102 ‘Upside Down Plant Pot’

Day 102 of my Candida Cleanse, and Upside Down Plant Pots. ‘Have you seen these things on TV? You plant your Strawberries or Tomatoes upside down so it’s easier to care for and supposedly they grow better? Well I’m always curious enough to give something a shot and decide for myself, so I got one of each and …’

Candida Cleanse: Day 101 ‘Slimming Down and Looking Healthier’

Day 101 of my Candida Cleanse, and Slimming Down and Looking Healthier. ‘Lasagna gardening on the hill top. Between raking grass clippings and shovelling dirt my co-gardening experience with a friend on her property is going very well. I decided to ask someone with an abundance of land if they would like to share in the work, expense and bounty of a garden and Fruit Orchard…’

Candida Cleanse: Day 100 ‘A Mecca for Brassicas’

A Mecca for Brassicas. ‘Eating for your zone? I know you must be getting sick of the gardening analogies by now, but I can’t help but see the correlation between eating what works for your body (to be healthy) and growing what works for your Growing Zone…’

Candida Cleanse: Day 99 ‘A Virgin and Saving a Whack of Cash’

Day 99 of my Candida Cleanse, and A Virgin and Saving a Whack of Cash. ‘We discovered the frame of an old structure used as an outdoor lunch and buffet area will do nicely as we convert it into a Potting Shed come Green House. The real fun begins next year as my gardening partner Linda and I start our Seed Trays indoors in winter for transplanting seedlings in spring. I am looking forward to…’

Candida Cleanse: Day 98 ‘Bagging Horse Pee’

Bagging horse pee. ‘Not the most pleasant conversation I realize but an accurate one. I am damn lucky to be living in a rural area where my neighbours cleaned out (and bagged) the contents of their Horse Stalls, so now I have 2 year old composted wood chips to add to my Lasagne Garden. My friend and gardening partner came over today with her…’

Candida Cleanse: Day 97 ‘Lasagne Gardens, and Composted Horse Urine’

Lasagne Gardens, and Composted Horse Urine. ‘The first time I saw Lasagne Gardening I didn’t know that is what it was called. I was visiting ‘Our Eco Village’ on Vancouver island where they had some WOOFERS working in the Green House at the time making something called ‘Nettle Compost Tea’ to feed the garden vegetables with…’

Candida Cleanse: Day 96 ‘BBQ, Beer Drinking, and Liver Tonic Tea’

Day 96 of my Candida Cleanse, and BBQ, Beer Drinking, and Liver Tonic Tea. ‘A bonding moment with my cat. If Mist (short for Mischief) could speak I wonder what she would say to the human plunking herself down in the middle of the lawn snipping away at Dandelions. I decided that if the lawn needed mowing I should make myself a nice Salad from the greens and a Liver Tonic Tea out of the flower heads and roots. Considering the Summer BBQ and Beer Drinking season is upon us it would be a good tea to keep in mind just to balance out the party animal’s innards…’

Candida Cleanse: Day 95 ‘Hockey Playoffs, Canadians, and Vodka’

Day 95 of my Candida Cleanse, and Hockey playoffs and Canadians. ‘It’s the day after. The day after planting my garden AND the day after drinking a fizzy with vodka and I am one sore-exhausted puppy today. Good day to watch the playoffs with some friends! Hair of the dog (I’m in)…it’s summer bbq season I try to make it easy on everybody by saying….meat and a salad, and now that I’ve figured out cranberry fizzy vodkas….LOOK OUT SUMMER!

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