Thursday, June 9, 2011


I've been taking acidophilus for maybe the last 5 or 6 weeks, without doing anything else that would be considered part of an anti-Candida diet. In fact, my diet has been the total opposite of an anti-Candida diet because I've been eating pizza almost exclusively. I usually don't eat all day, then I make a 10" pizza sometime in the evening because I'm freaking obsessed with teaching myself how to make the best pizza on the planet.

Despite this very high-carb diet, I feel better than I've felt since about September 2010.

Aside from taking the acidophilus tablets 1 to 2 times a day, keeping myself hydrated is the only other thing I've done that remotely resembles any component of an anti-Candida diet. And I really haven't even been very good about that. I've averaged probably a little less than half a gallon of water per day. I consider a gallon of water an ideal daily goal, but I haven't come close to hitting that goal in a long time.

So is the acidophilus responsible for my better health of late? I don't know, but it sure seems that way.

All I know is that I got a pizza jones several weeks ago, so I mixed up some dough and ate me some pizza. I figured my body would put up with it for a few days, then I'd start getting headaches, sinus issues, and jaw pain. But it hasn't happened. There has been a little stomach gurgling at times, but it hasn't been too bad. This really shocks me because I wasn't in really good condition even when I started making pizza every day. I felt OK but always vulnerable.

One other thing I started doing several weeks ago is something similar to oil pulling, but with hydrogen peroxide. I don't even know what made me start doing this. I think it was the always-present sore (abscess?) in my mouth, on the inside of my gums, below my bottom front teeth. This sore was getting real bad before I started using hydrogen peroxide, but now it feels like it might fully disappear soon. Even though it almost disappeared a couple years ago, when I did a die-hard anti-Candida diet, I can't remember not having this sore in my mouth. I don't know if my hydrogen peroxide treatment has contributed to my good overall health of late, but it has clearly improved my oral health, and I recommend giving it a try. It'll leave a bit of a funny taste in your mouth for at least a few days, but that goes away. Even with the weird taste, my mouth has felt a million times cleaner and healthier than before I started doing this.

I don't claim to be a Candida expert. The more I think I learn, the less I feel like I know. But I try to help however I can, and this post may be one of my most helpful posts, even though it's based on almost nothing real. Hope it helps. Good luck, y'all.

Here are links to pics and descriptions of some of the pizzas I've made lately:

Tommy's Clone #1 (This one was probably more like Shakey's. It was fucking good!)

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