Candida Cleanse Journal Entry #13 – Staying Strong

April 16, 2012, Day 16: I am an awesome girlfriend. No seriously, I am. Who else would make their man vegan mac ‘n’ cheese (while she simply cannot partake) with such love? 🙂 Vegan mac is kinda like my fave meal. I do miss my quinoa pasta, but I sound so silly running around complaining that I miss this or that. I was at a party last night (surrounded by tons of bad influences) and was discussing my diet with someone and we were speaking about nutritional yeast and I said I missed it and I said, “yeah, and I also really miss…” total blank. There isn’t much I am completely dying over not eating. Sure chocolate crosses my mind once in a while, and yes of course while I am making the man his mac ‘n’ cheese, I am a teensy bit tempted to take a small large bite, but truly, I am FINE.

Today I ate much of my usual; raw buckwheat cereal for breakfast, avocado/chickpea mash with fresh cucumber, red and yellow peppers for lunch, almond butter, sludge smoothie (okay, I kinda do miss bananas–they truly do make a smoothie!), and for dinner I had some quinoa with roasted Brussels sprouts and kale. That was super yummy!

I made a cool connection today. I have noticed over the last week or so, that my hair has been fuller, longer and healthier looking. A little while back I got a terrible hair cut (that I shed a lot of tears over) and I was just praying for it to grow back fast. So just about a minute ago, I realized that my hair probably looks so delicious because I have been taking diatomacious earth! One of its pluses is that it helps hair growth! Sweet, right?!? I have been taking it in my smoothies every day!

Okay, so check this out. I have not done this myself (yet), but I think it may be interesting to try…I found a test you can do at home to see if you have Candida or not from a site called Candida Yeast Infection Relief. If you try it, comment and let me know how it went! Or comment on their site here:

How To Tell If You Have Candida  –  The Free and Accurate Candida Spit Test.

THE TEST: In the evening, put a clear glass of water by your bed. First thing in the morning, briefly rinse your mouth, swallow, then gather some saliva in your mouth and spit into the glass of water (be sure to spit out saliva, not mucus). Keep an eye on the water for half an hour — especially the first few minutes. If you have candida overgrowth, you will see one or more of the following:

1. Strings (legs) hanging down from the saliva. 2. Heavy-looking saliva at the bottom of the glass. 3. Cloudy specks suspended in the water.

Spit Test
If, within three minutes after spitting into the water, you see “strings” hanging down, cloudy specks showing up in the water, or “debris” sinking to the bottom, you most likely have extensive overgrowth, which will require more candida-fighting action on your part. If it takes longer than a few minutes for anything to show up, the candida is not as serious. If the saliva just floats on top and the water stays perfectly clear, you most likely don’t have candida overgrowth. The logic behind the test is simple. If you have candida overgrowth, it will show up in the saliva, a friendly environment for yeast. When you spit into the glass, the aerated saliva is lighter than water. However, candida is heavier than either. Whether it sinks as “legs”, falls to the bottom, or floats around in the water, all are indications of candida. The more you see, and the faster you see it, the more systemic the infection. Candida concentrates in saliva overnight, so this test is most accurate first thing in the morning. I suggest rinsing out your mouth first, because, if you happen to be sleeping in a room with mold, you may have mold in your mouth from the room, and that could show up in the saliva too.

Again, I have not done this, because I am pretty sure I have a Candida overgrowth, and even if it’s not “official”, one can stand to go without sugar for a while to clean out, don’tcha think? 🙂

I have to share that the highlight of my week is going to be my colonic! I know, I know… TMI again. But, it’s an important part of this process as well and it is really helpful for keeping the colon clean and healthy. Colonics are designed to remove impacted feces and toxic debris from the colon. After treatment, you can expect to feel lighter, less bloated and more energized. It is not recommended to do too many colonics though because they can upset the healthy balance of good bacteria. This is why it’s important to take pro-biotics directly after a colon hydrotherapy session. I can’t wait to post pics! Kidding. 😉

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I will leave you with a question:

Do you think it would be harder to go without sugar or coffee?

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