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Anne Thomas



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:08 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Thrush is really a symptom of a broader condition called 'candida' and it is entirely possible to have candida without necessarily having thrush.  I have attached a link through to the National Candida's website so you can read a bit more about the symptoms.

Anne

http://www.candida-society.org/ncs/symptoms.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jo, I thought the following message from another candida sufferer might be of interest to you...

''I would suggest stricter diet as I mentioned - when I was really bad when my baby was little I really noticed it when I ate, for example, sweetcorn - the next day my nipples would have flared up again and be agony. And it took a long time of cutting everything out to clear it - did your friend do the restricted diet long enough? It was certainly at least a month of super-strict candida diet I seem to remember before I could risk having something sweet or yeast. And I would definitely still treat the child - they quite like acidophilus and that seemed to be enough for us after the initial Citricidal cleansing! I notice you say that being less strict with the diet hasn't affected it lately - perhaps it has cleared up and it's just really sensitive nipples remaining??? Mine were tender for AGES after what with all the new healed skin. If it's not aching deep in the breast and is just on the nipples I'd be inclined to think it was gone or very nearly and she just needs to persevere a wee bit longer with the diet etc and the nipples will recover. Fingers crossed!''
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is the thrush Jo? Hope you & Isabel are feeling better. xxx
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Jolanky



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are cured!!!!!! I don't beleive it. I haven't had pain free nipples since December. Life is definatley good at the moment. Not only that but Isabel's sleep is getting a whole lot better so I am feeling on top of the world. Thanks Anne for the tea you sent me I'm sure this combined with the Homeopathy were what worked in the end. I'm also sure that for a little while I was suffering with damaged skin rather than thrush so thanks for that info Adeline, it really helped. I am now so glad I didn't stop feeding as I am back to really enjoying it and it's a great tool to calm a little girl whos world is changing so fast.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so glad you're sorted.  It will be a great relief.

As I said before, marigold tea can be used on grazed or cut skin - it's a  great skin healer.  Or you could make a simple marigold oil.  Put some of the petals in a jar and cover with some oil - like olive or sweet almond.  Cover and leave in the sun for about a week or so, shaking the jar every day.  Then strain.  This is lovely and soothing as it is or you could then develop this on and easily make a salve.  Once you have strained the oil, put the oil in a glass jar or jug in a pan with some hot water and simmer gently to warm the oil.  Add a small amount of beeswax and allow that to melt.  Once it has melted remove the pan from the heat and the jar/jug from the hot water.  Stir the salve until it sets.  The amount of beeswax depends on the quantity of oil, but you don't need a lot, so only start with a small amount.  If you find it is too runny, you can always reheat it gently and add a bit more.  If you've added too much beeswax, warm the salve up again and stir in a bit more oil.  If you do all this in a jar, you aren't constantly having to pour the mix into different jugs and jars.

The beeswax just adds to its healing power and makes it even lovelier!  It's great for things like nappy rash and grazed knees.  Marigold is antiseptic and anti-fungal.

If you want recipe quantities to try, I base mine on 25g beeswax to 300ml infused oil.  So, for example, 100ml would be roughly 8g.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Jo!! I am so happy for you!  Will have to meet up real soon! xxx


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