Our entire community followed an effective, natural, relatively fast protocol for clearing candida overgrowth using 100% Gum Spirits of Turpentine. We share our results in a multi-part series.
Lifestyle changes (especially something as basic eating habits, which are developed in infancy) can be challenging in the beginning. Thankfully, we have the support of a group while we make some more health conscious choices!
During this protocol, we follow an anti-candida diet for 4 days and take 1 teaspoon of 100% gum spirits of turpentine first thing in the morning, and we take the next 3 days off each week. During the 3 off days, we eat whatever we want and do not take 100% gum spirits of turpentine.
The anti-candida diet largely corresponds to an alkaline diet based in fresh fruits and vegetables. We are having:
tea or coffee
We avoid or eliminate:
processed foods (anything from a package)
non fruit sugars
soda, energy drinks, and other carbonated beverages
Now let's take a look at what we're actually consuming!
Our reported diets for ON & OFF days from Week 1:
Looks like we stuck to the protocol pretty well over the first week.
Now let's look at the differences between ON days for Weeks 1 to 3:
Week 3 was a little more relaxed than week 1 while we were supposed to stick to the diet, although only a few people are not following the complete protocol during the on days.
Now let's look at the differences between OFF days for Weeks 1 to 3:
The data shows that from week 1 to 3 we are eating more meat, dairy, and processed foods on our off days, but we are also eating more fruits and veggies even on our off days. This suggests we are adjusting the baseline of our diet and actually prefer plenty of plants when given the freedom to have anything we want.
Here is what we are experienced from following the anti-candida diet:
Most of the people here at The Garden of Eden were considered very fit based on height to weight ratio even before we began the protocol. Weight is not something we have been specifically tracking during our experiment, but one individual reports they have lost 10 pounds in only a few weeks!
Others have reported a noticeable difference in stomach protrusion both after eating and in the morning. One Eden Knight said, "It felt like I was always carrying around a food baby because I was eating so much, but I still felt hungry. Now I'm eating a lot less, I don't crave junk food, and I wake up each morning with my stomach flat again!"
Everyone agrees that eating excessively healthy during the majority of the week and allowing ourselves to eat whatever we want during the last few days is working very well. Everyone feels better mentally & physically since the cleanse started!
We have all made positive changes towards our eating habits and are eating much more consciously. Most people report new awarenesses of their own tendencies for healthful vs. not so healthful food choices, consideration for where their habits come from, and an increased desire to choose options that make their bodies feel good.
Despite our starting to slack on the diet in week 3, we are still making progress. Our candida levels have decreased, our die off symptoms have decreased, and our pH levels are slowly rising as well. This is encouraging to know that you can still "cheat" from time to time and see positive results in health! Getting better and better can be fun and rewarding!
We hope this will inspire you to do additional research and work towards the best possible health for yourself!
Cheers to your health & happiness!
*This information is not intended to be medical advice; it is just shared research & experience.