Candida Die off nearly killed me

Candida Die off symptoms are supposed to be pretty brutal. I wasn’t expecting the severity or the chain reaction though once I started my candida die off treatment/diet.

It all began innocently enough after a colon cleanse. The technician remarked I had an overgrowth of Candida and I really should treat it to regulate my health issues. The treatment was a low-sugar diet, antifungals and probiotics.

I started off with the low sugar diet. I Googled Candida Diet, which consists of giving up coffee and sugar and eating a lot of green vegetables like kale and spinach. I found some probiotic fermented beverages to wash down the kale salads I started thriving on and was off to the races in eradicating Candida from my body.

In addition to the diet, the technician also recommended Oil of Oregano as the anitfungal. I was to make a mixture of 6 drops to one ounce of water, swish it around in my mouth and then swallow. Just like Buckley’s it tasted like hell, but I heard it works, so with a heroic “Through the teeth and over the gums, look out stomach here it comes” I started carpet bombing my candida overgrowth.  This was on Wednesday the 3 of February. A day that will be forever burned in my conscience.

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Toronto’s Torturous Commute

You know it’s going to be a long commute when the first thing you hear entering your local subway station is – “Attention customers on Line 1 …”, but when it’s followed up by “Attention customers on Line 2 …” and then “Attention customers on Line 3 …” you know it’s going to be another typical torturous commute or as I like to call it TTC, Toronto’s Torturous Commute.

spadina-stationThis morning while stuck at Spadina I heard that:
1) there was a flood at St. Patrick, thus cutting off my alternate route of taking the University subway to St. Andrew.
2) There was a flood at Bathurst, which is why Spadina station was flooded with bewildered people looking for the shuttle bus.
3) The SRT was down, but really who cares?
4) The reason I was stuck at Spadina was because there was a streetcar stuck in the tunnel, backing up other streetcars. Which explained why I kept seeing people emerging from the tunnel, but no streetcar.

I will give the TTC kudos though, they were trying to communicate the best they could to people to let them know what was going on. I do pity the poor chap directing people where to go when they got off the subway. He received an earful or rather a handful of complaints from a deaf woman who was complaining she did not receive the message as all they were doing was announcing it over the public address system.

It took them about 15 minutes to hook up and push the disabled car out of the way. Two UTDC cars arrived and then a new Flexity.  Which I boarded. When we emerged from the tunnel, there were still three more cars waiting to enter the station.

All in all it was a typical bad morning on the TTC.

I should have listened to my instinct and worked from home this morning!