Candida Diary #9: Turning a Corner

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may 10, 2012

Today was a good day.  I felt alert and energetic throughout the entire day.  I don’t know where I get the energy from.  When i start to feel this way, I start to doubt myself.  Did  accidentally eat some sugar somewhere?  Was there sugar in the fried chicken I made this evening?  Sounds impossible, but there must be some glucose, fructose, sucrose, galactose somewhere in there if I am feeling this good.

I felt so good, in fact, that I made it to the gym.  If I can make a few more appearances this month I can justify the cost of membership.  Even in the workout, things felt good.  I never felt out of breath or weak once.  A sharp contrast to my first trip to the gym where I felt like I was a mini version of Niagara Falls.

In other news, my mind is playing tricks on me.  I swear that my hair feels and looks like it is growing again after years of baldness.  I seem to have this hope deep down inside that this candida cleanse will cure everything that is wrong with me.  I know, rationally, that it is not possible, but when I notice a positive change my mind starts racing to connect the dots to attribute the cause of the ailment to candida, and thus, the candida cleanse to be the cure.  I can hardly be blamed.  The list of symptoms attributed to candida are surprising.  If things like mental fogginess, joint pains, and burning eyes can be caused by candida, why not baldness?  Maybe they wanted to add alopecia to the list of candida symptoms, but just ran out of ink or space?  Well, in the end, I succumbed to reason and accepted the bald truth, but it definitely was fun believing for those moments that at the end of this cleanse I might have a full afro of dirty hippiness all over again.  If only long hair on guys would come back in style again.