Monday, May 29, 2006

Step by Step


I introduced a multivitamin on saturday, i'm taking about 1/4 of a tablet with breakfast and another 1/4 with lunch. The reccomended dose is 1 tablet 3 times a day with food, but with my past experience with multivitamins this would be far to much, so i'm easing myself in. Usually multivitamines affect my sleeping patterns, as in I dont sleep :)

The Multivitamin is Freeda SCD Multi-Vitamin, it is pretty much every thing free!

I also purchased a SCD B-Complex with C & Zinc, although i wont be trying this for a while, i only bought it so save on shipping costs in the long run.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Gradually trying new things

Well so good so far with trying this new treatment. I have been taking Orthplex Hydrozyme digestive enzymes for about 2 weeks and they are going ok and about a week ago i started taking the Lactobacillus acidophilus from Custom Probiotics, initially once a day, but now twice. Surprisingly i seem to be tolerating both these ok so far, the Hydrozyme has some added glucose in it which i'm not happy with, so i may eventually try a different brand. My next medication to bring into the regeigm will be L-Glutamine, which will hopefully start the healing of the Leaky Gut Syndrome.

So fingers crossed.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Candida

I had an appointment with my doctor to get the results of my gastroscopy and blood tests. The gastroscopy was pretty much normal except for a slight ulceration around where my esophagus meets my stomach, but nothing to worry about. The blood tests showed that was a bit anemic and b12 was low.

I also had a Candida test which was positive, I was pretty sure this was case as from my recent research my symptoms indicated it. I assume this leads back to when I took a long course of antibiotics in my teens for acne. It also runs hand in hand with the malabsorbtion and leaky gut.

So treatment is;

1). Digestive enzymes to digest proteins better
2). L-Glutamine to heal the gut
3). Probiotics to make everything nice and happy
4). No sugar the Candida has less to eat, this includes no fruit and reduced sweet foods.
5). Clean out my colon, by taking a magnesium oxide cleanse for 5 days and then having 6 appointments for colon hydrotherapy. This should clean the Candida out.

I plan on going at a slight slower pace that the doctor advised, due to the sensitivity of my system. At this stage I have been taking the digestive enzymes for 2 days and that seems to be ok, I'll continue for another few days before I introduce the probiotics.