Bye bye yeasty beasty!

Since yeast has been a word my son has grown up hearing, he has nicknamed it “the yeast beasty”. For the past three years I have said “let mommy see your tongue” and he shows me……and asks “is it gone yet?” Usually my reaction is either “wow, you have a lot of yeast” or “there’s some but it’s not too bad”. For my son he has always gotten a white coating on his tongue when he has yeast. He does get other symptoms as well such as irritability, defiance, craving starch and sometimes a rash on his bum or underarms. He’s been known to devour a box of crackers when he’s got bad yeast.

So for three years we have played this game of “let me see your tongue”. He told me last year that when it’s gone for good he wants to have a party! So I agreed that he could. After all he’s been a trooper in all this. Taking his supplements and not always getting to eat the goodies he wants.

After round 50 we noticed that his yeast improved. It was easier to manage. He didn’t get it so badly, even on chelation rounds. Still he needed daily anti-fungals but far less of them. We finished round 74 this weekend! After round 73 I noticed that his tongue was pink. No signs of yeast. I stopped his anti-fungal and waited patiently. Usually, it returns in a day. It did not return. We went two weeks and no yeast.

We did see a tiny bit on round 74 but very minimal and it was easily gotten rid of with a few sprinkles of his grapefruit seed anti-fungal.
I am counting the days; if he is yeast free on Friday……I think he can have his party.

Finally, we have gotten out enough metals that his immune system is working better and keeping yeast in control.

We have also been able to drop some supplements and he can have food infractions without any symptoms. Things are progressing along.

Bye Yeasty Beasty!

That Yeasty Beasty!

We have forever battled yeast. Chronic gut Candida with my son. Over the years we have learned that we can’t eat sugar or too much starch. We have to take our probiotics and grapefruit seed extract.

If we don’t the yeast gets worse and he feels bad. He gets dark circles under his eyes, irritable, rashes, eats only carbs, and becomes defiant, belligerent and non-compliant.

It goes in phases. Sometimes, we have it under control and he’s pleasant and doing well. But when it’s not….oh boy, look out!

In our house my son has named it the “Yeasty Beasty”. His behavior will flare, and mommy will say “let me see your tongue”. Then we check and see the white coating and we know its back. He will stick out his tongue and then ask “Is the yeasty gone yet mom?” Usually I say “not yet honey”, or “it’s not too bad today”.
One night when I was tucking him into bed, and I checked his tongue, he said “mom is it gone yet?” He says he is tired of taking his “GSE” (grapefruit seed extract) and wants to be able to eat junk food. I say, “Not yet Hun, hopefully soon”. He tells me, “Mommy, when’s it’s gone we are going to have a big party with lots of junk food”.
I smile and agree. He’s a brave little boy with all he has had to endure. Taking some icky tasting supplements, not having all the same goodies other kids eat. It’s only lately that he has expressed that he is tired of it. I agree. I am too. “Not much longer baby” I tell him. The yeast leaves somewhere after 60 rounds, and we are almost there.

Through his detoxification and gut treatment we have seen the yeast begin to go away and it has become a lot more manageable than it used to be. At some point it will go away completely. That will be a happy day. That will deserve a party.

This battle for yeast control hasn’t been all bad. It’s helped me develop a GSE dosing protocol as a general guideline that helps others also control yeast.

We’re still going to celebrate when its gone!