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LGS/Candida Heriditary? PLEASE HELP!

Posted by
MaryMargaret on May 18, 2003 at 17:30:39:

This is going to be a little lengthy, but I'm hoping to end a cycle that seems to plague all of the women in my family. I've been reading the bulletin board and reading as many books and articles as I can on LGS and Candida, because I suspect that's what the problem is. Let me start by saying that it seems that my mother, both of my sisters, and myself were all in good health until we reached our mid to late twenties. I am 27 years old, and refuse to let my health go the way that my mom and sister's have. My mother (52 years old) was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (after suffering with almost crippling joint pain for decades), has at least five to six UTI's per year (which she stopped taking antibiotics for about 20 years ago, just does the cranberry juice), and is constantly and overwhelmingly fatigued, and has a problem with panic attacks. This all started in her late 20's. My oldest sister (33 years old)suffers from painful swelling in her hands, feet, and ankles, joint pain, dizziness, and nosebleeds, as well as fatigue and panic attacks. All of this started in her mid-twenties. My middle sister (30 years old) also suffers from the swelling, her doctor found that she had open sores in her nasal cavity which would give her nosebleeds every time she sneezed, 3-4 UTI's per year, constant yeast infections, panic attacks, and migraines. All of this started in her early to mid-twenties, except for the yeast infections, which started in her teens.

So here I am. I've had problems with yeast infections three to four times a year for the past twelve years. I never gave it much thought. I just thought I was more sensitive to things than other people. My calves, ankles and feet have been quite noticibly swollen in the evening for the past 6 or 7 years and my hands and feet have been cold as ice for about the same period of time. I became lactose intolerant when I was 17, with no history of problems with it in the past. My PMS has gotten progressively worse over the years, and has gotten to the point that I'm almost a completely different person for four days out of the month. I've always felt pretty healthy on a daily basis, though. In January of this year, I had an "accident" with my husband, and took two doses of the Plan B morning-after pill within a few days of each other. I was diagnosed with Perioral Dermatitis by a dermatologist one month later. He wrote me a prescription for one month of tetracycline, which I promptly tore up and threw away after leaving his office. I figured that since he told me it wasn't bacteria that was causing the rash, why would I subject my body to one month of antibiotics? My gynecologist told me that it was acne, and put me on Ortho-Tricyclen, which made me so sick, that I stopped taking them after one week. I have been off and on three different kinds of birth control pills since I was 17, and all of them have made me really sick. These gave me a horrible yeast infection, and a lump in my throat, which I took Diflucan for. I didn't realize it until I did more research, but now I know that I have some kind of problem with Candida, because I had a terrible die-off reaction to the Diflucan. Flu-like, and I had to miss four days from work. The yeast infection went away, but the lump in my throat seems to come and go. I also have noticed a ringing in my ears, as well as "popping" sounds in my right ear, and anxiety problems seem to be creeping up on me. I've been alternating between caprillyc acid and grapefruit seed extract, along with probiotics, which seem to help some. I just ordered Dr. Stoll's book and have been doing SR for about a week now. (By the way - the info on the BB archives for POD cleared up my POD rash immediately - TEA TREE OIL!!!) Thanks to all of those who posted such great advice.

I do not want to end up with the problems that the rest of my family has. I want to nip this thing in the bud before I end up with arthritis and panic disorder and nosebleeds! I'm going to do the TLS and hope that it will inspire my family to do the same.

So, finally, my questions are: Can people be genetically predisposed to LGS and Candida? Could it be the environment we grew up in? Could it have been something in our house? Mold or something? Why do all of these problems not show up until our twenties?

Dr. Stoll, and anyone else who can shed light on this, please help! I want to break this cycle in my family, and make sure that LGS is in fact what's causing our problems.

Thank you, thank you, thank you,
Mary



Re: LGS/Candida Heriditary? PLEASE HELP!

Posted by EllieK on May 18, 2003 at 18:37:17:

In Reply to: LGS/Candida Heriditary? PLEASE HELP! posted by MaryMargaret on May 18, 2003 at 17:30:39:

I think Walt would tell you that people vary in their genetic susceptibility immune disorders, etc. His phrase is "the bell curve of immunity." Sounds like your family is on the low end. You can't rule out shared environment, either, as that would contribute to common health habits that either work with or against your genetically based immunity (eg diet) and also would provide shared exposure to allergens that you are all genetically more susceptible to.

Make sense? Be well. EllieK

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Re: LGS/Candida Heriditary? PLEASE HELP! (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 19, 2003 at 07:56:47:

In Reply to: LGS/Candida Heriditary? PLEASE HELP! posted by MaryMargaret on May 18, 2003 at 17:30:39:

Hi, MaryMargaret.

Listen to EllieK.

All this means is that you will have to work a little harder to be healthy than someone without your genetic susceptibilities.

It surely sounds like you have your condition pegged. Your problem now is that this has gome on long enough that you have begun to involve other organ systems.

Because of this MY recommendation will be serious wellness. This approach will address all of your organ system failures, at the same time, while at the same time it is a major part of what is needed to reverse LGS and lay the foundation for getting rid of your C-RS.

Let us know what you learn and how you do. Once you are well, your family may just begin to ask you what you did. THEN is the time to tell them.

Never stop learning.

Walt

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Re: LGS/Candida Heriditary? PLEASE HELP!

Posted by Joanne on May 19, 2003 at 08:46:23:

In Reply to: LGS/Candida Heriditary? PLEASE HELP! posted by MaryMargaret on May 18, 2003 at 17:30:39:

My family is very similar.The men all have pot bellies and hair loss, and later, diabetes. The women have candida,pot bellies, heart conditions, and diabetes. I don't think it is hereditary, or only partly.

My grandmother was very poor and had too many kids. The kids got cheap junk food. My mom tells me she would give her bread with sugar on it as a desert. My mom eats nothing but bread and cake,etc. I'm sure she was like that when she was pregnant with me, which is why I am starting to have these problems.

I have researched this and evidently poor nutrition affects not only the person, but even as far as their grandchildren. Even eggs in the ovary can be insulin resistant, so the child is born with this. It takes several generations to reverse it. The effects can be minimalized through early dietary intervention. You might want to look up Ron Rosedale, Dr. Mercola and Weston Price.

I am determined not to get that way, but it is a daily battle.



Re: LGS/Candida Heriditary? PLEASE HELP!

Posted by Future Mother on May 19, 2003 at 09:23:02:

In Reply to: Re: LGS/Candida Heriditary? PLEASE HELP! posted by Joanne on May 19, 2003 at 08:46:23:

So Joanie

That means all the good foods we are eating now, may influence our grandchildren's lives? That is so encouraging to do the right thing, and keep following PWFD.



Re: LGS/Candida Heriditary? PLEASE HELP! Preventive Nutrition (Archive in pregna

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 20, 2003 at 07:45:27:

In Reply to: Re: LGS/Candida Heriditary? PLEASE HELP! posted by Future Mother on May 19, 2003 at 09:23:02:

Absolutely, Future Mother!

If you are interested in the extensive research about this you might start with the Weston Price Foundation. By the way it is just as important for the father to participate in this nutritional preventive as well. It is not due to just the environment in the uterus but the chemistry of the sperm and the egg.

Walt

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