I have been having various oral reactions to foods, and wrote them down to keep record of them. I brought in the food list and a bag of things to test and they ALL came out ok....well, with the exception of my beloved Reduced-Fat Cheezits--the one highly processed junk food that I still gravitate towards(tsk-tsk). (I'm working on finding an acceptable substitute for myself...)
I won't bore you with all the details of what I brought in. The doc and I sat there looking at my food journal and she suggested it might be Candida.
I tell ya, I am in denial. I don't WANT to have Candida! No! I thought I treated this before(lots of times)!
So, I finally let her test me. Sure enough, the arm went halfway to the floor. Total bummer. I guess this might be why the backs of my legs itch lately?
I decided to go ahead and get treated for it today. And to revamp our diet a bit, maybe do a detox as well for myself. I know my daughter craves sweets like crazy...totally wouldn't be surprised if she has the Yeasty Beast as well in a bad way...
So, I need to avoid anything fermented(including cheese, my kefir and tea--did you know that tea is fermented? and vinegar), sugars, starches(read: grains, potatoes, that sort of thing), all fruits, and uncooked veggies.
I can eat: meat, eggs and well-cooked veggies. And I will be drinking lots of water.
And no, I didn't get treated for the Cheez-its. Maybe another day. Or maybe I should give up on them altogether and try out those recipes I spied awhile back for homemade ones.