My Second Checkup and Week Seven Update with Intestinal Candidiasis
Updated: Oct 10
I have just gotten home from my second checkup. It is an understatement to say that I am really happy with the outcome of this visit.
As I continue with my baby steps, I am excited about the good news that came out of this doctor's appointment. For starters, I have cleared up the yeast living in my stomach immensely. Due to that, my body is finally absorbing vitamins and nutrients properly.
When I first started writing about my diagnosis of Intestinal Candidiasis, I received a lot of responses asking why I wasn't taking a probiotic to clear it up. The reasoning was due to the overgrowth of yeast living in my stomach. There was so much that when I would ingest something good, the yeast would basically kill it off, defeating the purpose of eating healthy. Now that I have cleared up a lot of the yeast naturally, I am allowed to introduce a probiotic into my system to help me fight off the yeast build-up and hopefully speed up the process. My doctor is also hoping the probiotic will assist in helping me finally fight off the morning sickness I have been getting since I started this detox.
During my last checkup, I was told to add rice back into my diet. During this checkup, the doctor confirmed that rice is still a positive food for my body and that I can continue eating it. Along with rice, I was also told I could add mushrooms and vinegar back into my diet. Not a huge addition, but I am still pretty excited to have Joe's Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Dill Pickles again!
It is a lot of steps in a good direction. In more good news, my birthday celebration will not be dampened by bad news and more food being taken away. Instead, my mom and Joe are a million percent on board with helping me figure out how to make the perfect "free-from" breakfast for dinner. We are thinking of making these 3-ingredient pancakes! Have any additional suggestions?