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Karen Tripp: Candida Recovery

Welcome! (Updated August 17, 2008)

Dear Readers:

It was in 1995 that I  made my swift & complete recovery from candida. 

By sharing my story with you, my hope is that if you "have tried everything" to get rid of this nasty beast called candida albicans, then maybe you will find something here that you have not considered.

My satisfaction in sharing my experience is that I have documented the journey I went on to reach optimum health, because, one - maybe it will help someone else, and two - it is a constant reminder that we are all responsible for our own health, and we must pursue each avenue of possibility until we find the route that ultimately leads us to optimum health, and three - there will come a day when I shall forget the details, the effort, the commitment I made back then, and how hard it really was, but worth it in the end.

I did find my road to good health, with the help of an American naturopath, combined with my own passionate desire to be healthy again. 

Having this website is not only a way to shout "I'm yeast-free!!!" but more importantly to say, "Maybe my experience will help someone else."

Lastly, I want to comment on the negative criticisms and arguments that this program is - and I quote - "tripe" and "bogus" or simply "can't be done in 30 days".  There is no person who is foolish enough to expose themselves to the world if they believed they would be condemned, ridiculed or criticized for their efforts.  Using a public forum to share such a private and personal experience, in my opinion, could be seen as an unselfish, vulnerable, heartfelt intention to help others.  If that perception has been lost because 1) the program did not work for you or 2) because you are offended that after 12 1/2 years of dedicated years of answering thousands of emails, I have decided to add links to Amazon (which generates a commission of between $12 and $17 per month in the form of gift certificates), or charge $5 for an ebook printable summary (as opposed to publishing a book and making millions), then I am sorry.

I do not profess any medical knowledge; my claim to fame is as a recovered patient.  My disclaimer says that if you do not see the same naturopath in Idaho as I did, then please do not berate ME for your lack of success.  Most sufferers who try this program on their own do NOT have 100% success - but almost all who go to see the naturopath in person DO have complete recoveries.  Why?  Because the program is tailored to each individual. It is not a one-size-fits-all program.  While I may have been allowed this food or that, does not mean that you will be allowed the same foods. 

The program I was on requires omitting ALL FORMS OF SUGAR, including natural sugars, fruit sugars, honey, maple syrup, etc.  Some of you have written to tell me that your doctor allows various forms of natural sugars on the program.  That's fine.  Try the program. If you recover, that's great.  But this program requires cutting it all out.  So my feeling is that if you're going to do this program, then do it exclusively, i.e. don't do it 80% and also include fruit or honey, then write to me after several weeks and tell me it's not working. 

In conclusion, you may try this program on your own, keeping in full mind that it requires a maximum of 50 gm of carbs per day, with supplements at each meal and acidophilus.  You may well have a complete recovery as I did, but do not be surprised if a visit to the naturopath in Idaho determines that what is missing from your recovery is a parathyroid supplement, or chromium, or parotid support, or that you have a dairy allergy, or that you have parasites or a toxic liver ... all of these things play a factor in whether you can achieve optimum health or not.  Please do not BLAME ME if you do not have 100% success. 

I am doing the very best I can to give something back to the world.  My intentions are sincere and I never expected to be criticized for "offering unlicensed medical advice for a profit," as one person suggested.  This offends me to the core, and for this reason one day I will remove this site completely.  Life is too short for negatives, and all I ever wanted for you was to help you achieve the same great health as I did.



November 24, 2007

Many of you email me and ask if I am still on the diet, and the answer is definitely no.  I did the program for the summer of 1995 and have never looked back.


January 23, 2008

After 13 years of having regained my health, I have gained some weight back because I now eat breads, and sweets, and starchy foods.

I am no longer a size 4, but I am 13 years older now than I was back then, and I feel great, and that is all that counts.

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