This month, I will be hitting the one year mark since I have been diagnosed and trying to clear my Intestinal Candidiasis. To be more specific, the one year to the date will be August 18th, but who's actually counting. However, since I just finished up my one year checkup, it is time to update you all on what has been going on.
For those who need a recap, Intestinal Candidiasis is an overgrowth of yeast in your digestive system. Also know as a Leaky Gut, it is a major gastrointestinal disorder that occurs in the gut wall.
The last update I provided regarded my excitement of having a tolerance to corn. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. A month after that update, I was back to avoiding corn again. It was not too much of a shock for me to go back to avoiding corn, since, despite being able to eat it for that short time, I still found myself trying to avoid it; force of habit.
However, I did learn more about my allergy to corn; it occurs when your immune system mistakes corn, or a corn product, for something harmful and begins to release antibodies called immunoglobulin E to neutralize the allergen. Being that one of my main problems is my immune system being weak, this may seem to go hand and hand. Another thing I learned is that a corn allergy often occurs alongside a soy allergy, which was another food allergy we discovered with my Candidia.
Overall, I have gotten a good amount of food back within the year: organic sugars, oats, grains, mushrooms, potatoes, gluten-free and corn-free vodka, arrowroot and millet.
Currently, I was informed that I have cleared up a majority of the overgrowth of yeast that was in my stomach; it is finally reaching a normal and healthy level. This means I will now be able to gradually introduce yeast back into my diet, which works out for me since I have been craving garlic knots for the past couple of weeks! I have also scientifically strengthened my immune system, adrenal glands, and sinuses, but they are not at levels my doctors would like to see.
The biggest mystery has solving which foods I can and cannot eat. As we are [hopefully] dwindling to the end of this journey [but possibly not], we are beginning to get an idea of what food I will probably have to always avoid: Gluten, Soy, Dairy, Nuts, Eggplant, Pepper, and possibly corn. At the moment, they are starting to become certain these will be my everlasting food allergies, but I am hoping more will come off that list once I strengthen my immune system.
While the journey continues, keep enjoying Intestinal Candidiasis Approved recipes!