April 5, 2012, Day 5: I kept saying to people that the best way to describe how I felt today was “I feel good and bad at the same time.” When I woke up this morning, I felt like I had the best sleep I have had in a long while. I had also felt like I got hit by a Mack truck. My head was clogged and my sinuses felt all congested. I also um, had to go to the bathroom a lot (TMI?). My body is definitely detoxing, I can tell you that much. 😉
I was at work and my awesome friend came in and brought me a sample of E3 Live and some food grade diatomaceous earth. You can read all about E3 if you click the link, as I wrote about it a while back. I took the E3 at work right away and I think it actually made a huge difference because I felt much better all day long.
I am anxious to try the “D.E.” (diatomaceous earth)!! It sounds AMAZING! It is said to be beneficial because it is made up of mostly silica. It’s really good for removing bacteria, fungi, viruses, pesticides, etc. from the gut. It can also dramatically help with skin issues, lower blood pressure, help make you regular (no problems there), stimulates metabolism and keeps hair and nails lookin’ good! My friend suggested I put it in my tea or a smoothie.
I feel like I had cabbage all day today! At lunch I had this tasty cabbage and hijiki (seaweed) salad with green onions, hemp seeds, and sunflower seeds. I made a sesame dressing (which used to be my favorite) of 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tbsp. sesame oil, 1 drop liquid stevia and red pepper flakes.
I had an AWESOME dinner (sorry, no pic)! I created a “peanut sauce” out of 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter, 2 tbsp coconut aminos, 1 drop liquid stevia, 1/4 cup water and cayenne pepper. I then sauteed some kale, red pepper and purple cabbage (told ya!) in coconut oil (also had a teaspoon of coconut oil this morning raw–it’s an amazing anti-fungal) with shallots and garlic. I threw the sunbutter sauce on the veggies and had it over 1/4 cup brown rice. Joey (my bf) and I both really liked it! I think I am going to have to stock up on that sunflower seed butter and those coconut aminos since I see a ton of them in my future.
I am however, a little frustrated because there is so much conflicting info about killing Candida. Books, websites and friends all tell you different things about what you should and shouldn’t eat, what supplements to buy and how you can expect to feel. I have to admit, I was never “diagnosed” with having Candida. I am just listening to my body and for a really long time, I have known that sugar (and gluten) were not serving me. This is the best way to weed them out and although it is challenging, I sense the results will be worth every cupcake I have to turn away and every drop of agave I had to replace with liquid stevia.
I am ordering the E3 Live because I believe in its benefits and I also ordered a very high grade pro-biotic another friend swears by called Dr. Ohhira’s as this is vegan and it resonates with me. I will let you know how all that supplement stuff goes.
For now, I am looking for anyone who has gone on an elimination / Candida diet before and who has done so as a vegan. I’d love to hear about your experiences, what you ate, how quickly you got rid of the Candida, etc. Please leave your comments below and again, thanks so much for reading!