Wednesday, January 12, 2011


A quick post about Stewed!

The whole range is a little pricey, but entirely sugar-free. Candida diet-friendly ready-meals (delicious ready-meals, I might add), just perfect for emergencies. Hurrah!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Cough, cough, cough

After coughing continuously for the last week and a half (Christmas was a total wash-out), I've given in: I'm taking Pholcodine. Which, of course, is full of sugar and alcohol. Frustrating, especially as I have managed to maintain the Candida diet all through the festive period, with not one slip-up. Not even a tiny piece of Turkish Delight has passed my lips. Still, what can you do in these circumstances? I cough all night, every night, not just keeping myself awake, but everyone else in the house too. I am exhausted and have managed to pull a muscle in my side. Feel like I've been beaten all about with a lump of two-by-four.

Pholcodine it is then. I'm trying my Mum's tip: 5ml dose in a cup of hot water, three times a day. Here's hoping it works. I do not want to end up how I was this time last year: steriods, two courses of antibiotics and a chest x-ray. For four months I coughed. FOUR flipping months - Christmas right through to Easter!

In better news - the anti-fungals (Nizoral) I was prescribed a few weeks ago seem to have done the trick, at least for now. Hallelujah.