The other day, I had a sudden realization: although I often refer to myself as “95% symptom-free, 99% of the time,” it has actually been over a year since my last symptom flare-up.
Ever since I first healed from candida in 2010 (I started the diet and protocol in 2009), I always felt that candida still lurked right under the surface.
Although I generally felt good and symptom-free, and I had actually built a life that is now much more active, productive and happy than it was before I had candida overgrowth, I never really considered myself “clear.”
Since those days back in 2010, about twice a year, I’d face a real symptom flare-up. Maybe my rash would suddenly turn angry and a little red; maybe my sinuses would rebel and I’d feel an infection coming on. I’d usually self-treat with sinus irrigation, essential oils or other at-home treatments, and within a week or so, everything would be back to normal.
These things seemed to happen for no apparent reason. In retrospect, though, I could always connect them to something I’d eaten (such as too many flour-based foods) a supplement I lacked, or an extremely stressful period.
In fact, I would often tell people that I have “chronic candida.”
And yet, here I was, with a symptom-free period so long that I can no longer remember the last flare-up.
What made this amazing change happen? That’s what I share today.
And even better–I think what I did can be applied whether you deal with candida, Lyme, chronic joint issues or any other condition that requires you to eat a special diet.