Hi, guys! Good morning!
If you caught me on Instagram Stories yesterday, I shared a brief anti-candida diet update. I was actually kind of nervous to talk about my experience so far because it had only been 5 days, and I didn’t want to jinx myself. But I’m happy to report that my GI symptoms have improved immensely.
This is definitely TMI, but my ulcerative colitis symptoms included tons of cramping, multiple trips to the bathroom per day, and seeing lots of blood and mucus in my stool. Basically, I was in a full-on flare in recent weeks. Just 5 days into the diet, my symptoms have done a complete 180, which is absolutely incredible. I know it’s only been a couple of days and anything can happen (nothing is ever straight-forward with an autoimmune disease), but I really, really hope things continue to improve!
When trying to eliminate candida, you can experience all kinds of “die-off” and “detox” symptoms. I had a couple of headaches over the weekend, which really could be from anything, including the LDN that I’m taking. But then on Sunday night, my stomach broke out in a rash, which is most definitely a symptoms of the body struggling with candida. Crazy, right? It went away overnight, but I’m definitely a believer in this candida stuff!
Related: I’ve been getting so many questions about what to eat on an anti-candida diet, so I created this meal plan + prep guide (includes recipes and grocery list) to give you some ideas. I hope it helps!
Mr. Murphy was feeling so much better, but then he had a “fun” weekend at our dog sitter’s house, and he’s back on pain meds. Whomp whomp. The poor dog. I hate seeing him in pain. 🙁
I got my latest Stitch Fix in the mail last week (perfect timing with the start of the Fall season), and I wanted to share it with you as you guys seem to dig these try-on videos. Plus, they’re fun for me to make! I linked up each item I received in this fix – either the original Stitch Fix item or a more affordable version.
RAILS Hunter Plaid Shirt, $158
I’m kind of obsessed with this flannel. I looove the dark red color, and it’s super soft – but it’s $158 which is kind of crazy for a flannel shirt in my opinion. I found something similar at Gap for $48, so I may go that route. What do ya think? Is $158 a little absurd for a flannel top?
I am also obsessed with these leggings (pictured above)! Threads for Thought uses recycled plastic to make some of their products, which is awesome. Plus, these are only $24 (!) which are a lot more affordable than I thought they’d be. They have a nice high waist and are super soft. You can find them on Amazon! If you buy anything from this post, buy these leggings. You will not be disappointed!
This lightweight unity vest is seriously the perfect item for all things Fall! I love it a whole lot and can see myself layering it with sweaters. The one I received in my fix is the Stitch Fix brand for $78, but I found a similar version on Amazon, of course, linked above.
I have a thing for stripes (seriously, I have so many striped pieces in my closet), so this sweater is totally my style. I love that it has cute elbow patches, and it would be versatile to use for several different outfits. I found a nearly identical top on Amazon for much cheaper, linked above!
I love this cowl neck pullover with the tulip hem. What sold me on it is the beautiful Fall color. I think it looks good with my hair and skin tone, and I can see myself wearing this with leggings while I’m working from home/running errands/doing the mom thing!