Well, I am most of the way through the Humaworm Candida cleanse. And things are changing.
First of all my poos are now fairly normal in consistency, although I still need huge amounts of psyllium to keep regular. Their colon cleanse is nowhere nearly effective enough.
Next, I chose the Humaworm because it didn't require me to go on a Candida diet. My experiments with the parasite cleanse had pretty well cured my TMJ, but my sugar cravings went absolutely wild! I think that was due to the candida blooming in the absence of the the parasites to gobble it up. So the idea of going on a GAPS diet or similar while taking the treatment was just silly.
I have been on it for nearly three weeks, and about ten days in I noticed that I no longer felt the impossible cravings. As a result I am (largely) able to resist the temptation to eat whatever sugary rubbish I can get my hands on. I had a pudding in the pub on Saturday, but that was the first thing for a week. Now hubby has buggered off to Japan (he calls it work, but seems to consist mostly of going out drinking with his Jap friends every night) I am eating a pretty low carb diet, and not struggling. In fact I am hardly ever properly hungry, which leads me to wonder if actually my previous hunger was just carb cravings. And I am not constantly snacking either.
Furthermore, either because of the diet or because of the departure of the candida I am beginning to feel much brighter, and more active. I don't feel the overwhelming need for an afternoon nap, and am tackling tasks I have ignored for months. In fact I am almost buzzing, and wondering if I can afford to reduce my NDT slightly.
Who would have thought? I am beginning to think that everyone who has optimal bloods (including Ts, B12, ferritin D etc) but is still suffering should seriously consider looking at parasites and candida. When I look back, I certainly did use sugar as a drug, for its narcotic like effects on endorphins. But also I suspect I was using it to try and boost energy. Its all a bit of a vicious circle. Use sugar as a pick-me-up and you invite the candida, which then demands more and more.