As discussed in my last post, I committed to weekly facials for the foreseeable future in an attempt to help heal my external skin care concerns (scarring, redness, etc). I am confident that my functional medicine course of treatment has worked wonders for my cystic acne concerns and that as I continue to heal my gut and kill the candida overgrowth, additional changes will occur. I am also confident that the functional medicine doctors have little to no interest in helping to deal with my scarring and other acne aftermath issues, so I’m totally willing to give weekly facials a try.
Today marks the start of my second round of anti-fungal medication, so I wanted to provide a quick functional medicine update.
The technical definition, according to Google: “(of food or drink) without sugar or a similar substance having been added.”
It’s not a difficult word, right? Without sugar. Un-sweetened. Not hard.
But yet here I am, livid over the fact that the “unsweetened” almond milk lattes I’ve been somewhat addicted to were made with sweetened almond milk for the past few weeks.
So. It’s finally happening. The candida is finally dying. VICTORY.
Where to even begin? It’s been eight months and four days since I started this functional medicine journey. My face looked great…not perfect, but SO MUCH BETTER. Though we haven’t yet landed on a “and this is why your face broke out…” conclusion to the functional medicine story, it certainly seemed as if my MTHFR mutation and my elevated candida levels may (or may not) have played a role.