Saturday, February 20, 2010

A wealth of information

Just a few moments ago I was complaining about my first, brief impressions of "The Candida Albicans Yeast-Free Cookbook". I should go back to add that while I may not find a lot of recipes that are useful to me every day as I feed my family of six, the amount of information in this cookbook is great! I have learned a lot about Candida/yeast overgrowth through all of the cookbooks I have checked out. I'm like a sponge when it comes to absorbing everything I can about this. I find it so odd though; whenever I use to hear people talking about being vegetarians or eating 'healthy' I used to think 'Well, that's fine for them but there's no way I'll ever eat like that." And here I am fascinated by all the information out there about what flour and sugar can do to the body. I'm definitely one of those health fanatics now and I never thought I would be. Granted, I have given in to temptation through this journey and made choices that weren't wise...but ultimately, I am a believer that all of the symptoms I was experiencing before I was 'diagnosed' with a yeast overgrowth were a direct result from the infection itself. The biggest proof for me has to do with Xanax. I was having panic attacks and experiencing a lot of anxiety before my new doctor found the yeast in my stomach. I was taking Xanax on a regular basis and it was helping to keep the anxiety at bay. Within a week of cutting yeast out of my diet, I no longer felt any need for the Xanax. I found myself to be happier, at peace, enjoying time spent with my family, which previously had really been a struggle for me. Another thing I have noticed is an improvement to my overall health. While the flu and colds have ravaged my husband and kids, I have had just the mildest of symptoms. I do believe it is all food-related. That's not to say that I won't ever get sick again, but I do believe that the severity of my symptoms is lessened by ridding myself of the yeast and what contributes to yeast growth.

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