Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Anxiety and Candida

Of course, I'd forgotten all about the link between candida overgrowth and mental well being. So, while I said the other day that I'd managed to go 'off-diet' for a couple of weeks without any major problems, the increased levels of anxiety and general miserable-ness which coincided with me eating masses of sugar and cheese and crap are likely to be connected. Especially as I've noticed that since I went back on the diet, my mood has slowly improved. Just another reason why its imperative that I don't slip back into old ways. And drink plenty of water. And remember to take all those damn supplements! ;)

6 comments:

Spence said...

I totally agree with you. Before it came to light that this is what I had, my mood, anxiety, concentration were TERRIBLE. Although I get the odd craving that I mildly give into, if i do too much I go spare!
Quick question; are you taking anything to help kill the yeast? I'm currently taking oil or oregano...no idea if it's helping or not, only just started

Djinn said...

Yeah, I'm taking Mycopryl 400 (caprylic acid) twice a day - I should do a supplement update post!

AnitaL said...

Did you ever get around posting any supplement info? Would love to hear about your experience with various products! :) There's so much out there...it's hard to figure out what works and what's just another marketing scam.

AnitaL said...

Did you ever get around posting any supplement info? Would love to hear about your experience with various products! :) There's so much out there...it's hard to figure out what works and what's just another marketing scam.

Djinn said...

I did - search my tags for 'supplements'. I mostly took Mycopryl in various strengths (caprylic acid), but also tried grapeseed extract. The latter had quite a violent effect on me - I found Mycopryl a lot gentler. However, I'm a firm believer that the most powerful antifungals are ones you can from food, like garlic, onion, oregano for example. Whatever you take, make sure you drink plenty of water through out the day to help relieve any die-off symptoms (headaches, general feeling of 'yuck', etc).

shag sanderson said...

I suffer from candida overgrowth and the thing that works the fastest for me is raw garlic. To counter the smell, eat at the same time both fresh parsley and fresh fennel - the heart and in 48 hours you'll be feeling much better. The only thing that really kills candida though is about a week of 600mg of acidophilous and about 10 colonics. if you cant do that, try the garlic.