How to Heal Digestive Issues & Candida: My Progress Report: Weeks 1-3
12/1: I shopped for my new life and got an energy work session. By the afternoon I felt sick and went to bed at 8 pm.
12/2: Today I woke with a headache and nausea. I canceled my plans, stayed in bed and did not take any herbs. I realized I probably needed to slow down with the herbs.
12/3: My acupuncturist confirms that doing the acupuncture treatment, herbs and energy work session within a 24 hour period was too much.
I am to stay on the diet but add the herbs back slowly: 1 pill tomorrow, and then add 1 more per day until I am once again taking all 6 pills daily.
I make a beef (www.belcampo.com) stew with organic carrots, onions, mushrooms and a few small potatoes for dinner. It is beyond delicious. I’m grateful to have BelCampo nearby. This Mt. Shasta based farm/shop/restaurant sells humanely raised, organic eggs, grass-fed beef and other meats. They also sell Bone Broth, which is extremely healing to the gut.
While I have mixed feelings about eating animal products almost daily, I feel good about the way BelCampo runs their farm and treats the animals, which are given a proper diet, plenty of room to roam, and a normal life cycle.
12/4: I wake up with energy and while I didn’t make coffee until 10 am, felt fairly energetic. I feel just cutting the sugar and flour has already made an impact!
From now on, I’ll do a weekly check in.
12/11: Yesterday I had my best work out in years!
Normally I dread the gym and drag myself there for 30-45 minutes. But this time, I actually did about twice as many reps, some at a higher weight, with relative ease! I’m waking earlier with ease.
My mood is consistently positive.
I also lost 3 pounds, though I’m eating plenty of full fat, nutrient dense foods.
I expect some die off symptoms (skin rashes, dullness, headaches, etc.) to appear as the bacteria, yeast, and fungi leave my system, but none have occurred yet. I do feel some bloating, usually upon waking, but it’s mild.
Not much new to report! My energy is still strong. My workouts are better and I wake up with more energy.
I’m going to see my family for Christmas, and hope I can stay strong and not eat the many homemade desserts, breads and biscuits that everyone else will be
I’m looking forward to my next follow up visit to add