Candida diet and calcium. Had several blood tests done today.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ali-may, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. ali-may

    ali-may New Member

    Hi all,

    Just a quick note. I had several blood tests done today - EBV, B12, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium. I'm interested to see if my EBV levels are better than they were almost a year ago. Plus, I want to see if there are any nutritional deficiencies that I need to deal with by taking supplements.

    Also, I told my doc that I cut out dairy products. I'm doing this for the anti-candida diet. He said this will affect my calcium levels - and I think I DEFINITELY am deficient in calcium. I showed him my fingernails, as I was worried about them - they have vertical ridges on them and some of them have small vertical (NOT horizontal) black streaks. I was worried sick about the black streaks, as I heard this can be a sign of something serious. He said that horizontal streaks can be serious, but the vertical ones may be due a lack of calcium. Plus my nails have become kind of "soft" lately. I put this down to a lack of dairy products, and so a lack of calcium, in my diet. This is very risky for getting osteoporosis later in life!

    So a word of warning on the anti-candida diet. If you cut out dairy, SUPPLEMENT WITH CALCIUM!

    Also I just looked up calcium in one of my books. Maybe I've always been calcium-deficient, as I've never supplemented with it. Lack of calcium can contribute to sore muscles and bones, and may contribute to menstrual cramping. I have both of these symptoms. So I'm interested to see the results of these tests, and whether or not I have a calcium deficiency, I don't want to get osteoporosis - so will start supplementing with calcium anyway.

    Anyone else have calcium problems?

    Ali
  2. ali-may

    ali-may New Member

    Hi all,

    Just a quick note. I had several blood tests done today - EBV, B12, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium. I'm interested to see if my EBV levels are better than they were almost a year ago. Plus, I want to see if there are any nutritional deficiencies that I need to deal with by taking supplements.

    Also, I told my doc that I cut out dairy products. I'm doing this for the anti-candida diet. He said this will affect my calcium levels - and I think I DEFINITELY am deficient in calcium. I showed him my fingernails, as I was worried about them - they have vertical ridges on them and some of them have small vertical (NOT horizontal) black streaks. I was worried sick about the black streaks, as I heard this can be a sign of something serious. He said that horizontal streaks can be serious, but the vertical ones may be due a lack of calcium. Plus my nails have become kind of "soft" lately. I put this down to a lack of dairy products, and so a lack of calcium, in my diet. This is very risky for getting osteoporosis later in life!

    So a word of warning on the anti-candida diet. If you cut out dairy, SUPPLEMENT WITH CALCIUM!

    Also I just looked up calcium in one of my books. Maybe I've always been calcium-deficient, as I've never supplemented with it. Lack of calcium can contribute to sore muscles and bones, and may contribute to menstrual cramping. I have both of these symptoms. So I'm interested to see the results of these tests, and whether or not I have a calcium deficiency, I don't want to get osteoporosis - so will start supplementing with calcium anyway.

    Anyone else have calcium problems?

    Ali
  3. sean

    sean New Member

    going on a strict anti candida diet, without the expert advise of a nutritional specialist, can lead to all sorts of problems, I've been there, you start to get obsessed with what you can and can't eat. It's easy to forget about nutrition. Candida albicans is a naturally occuring yeast, most common in the gut, but can also be seen in the form of thrush. Where the gut is concerned you can never completely get rid of it, it is there for a benificial reason believe it or not. Although candida can get out of control, it is relatively easy to get it back under control. People make there fortunes by writing books on candida and bringing out anti candida products. Could it be that in your efforts to try and rid your body of candida, you have caused yourself a nutritional deficiency? it is a thought worth considering.
  4. ali-may

    ali-may New Member

    I do think that's possible - either that, or an existing one has been made worse! Anyway, I will now be including dairy in my diet again (in moderation), plus taking a calcium supplement.

    Ali

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