Hope your 2017 is going well.
I got PATM last year, after receiving antibiotics for an infection. Fortunately, I discovered these forums pretty quickly, and they offered me a source of hope. I saw hopeful12345's post about his cure and decided to try out what he suggested. The most effective thing for me was brown rice protein powder -- I tried it for two weeks and stopped seeing reactions for about two weeks after that. Unfortunately, I ate something with sugar in it and the reactions came roaring back.
I then noticed a post by tennis89 in November 2016, where she made a comment about a product called RESTORE. I did research on the website, restore4life (dot) com, and saw that it was designed specifically to heal leaky gut. I couldn't really afford to buy it at the time, but at the beginning of this year I bought a 16 oz. bottle (for $50). I tried it for a month, and the reactions disappeared. I was ecstatic, and bought another bottle and used it for a month. I finished it at the end of February. I still haven't seen any reactions since.
I hesitate to say I'm 100% cured, as I haven't tested out any bad foods yet. However, I think this product is really promising. While taking it, I experienced significant detoxification symptoms, including brain fog, passing out candida in the toilet, and spitting out phlegm in the morning (not by choice, it just poured out of me). So, I think you all should give it a try and see if it works for you. This may be what we're looking for.
A few tips for taking it:
-- I think it's smart to try the 16 oz bottle so you can have a month to use it, but if you can't afford it, there is also an 8 oz. bottle for $30 that lasts two weeks.
-- While you are taking it, do not take ANY SUGAR products whatsoever. It will just set you back. My rule of thumb was to always look on the ingredients label, and if the food/drink had more than 6 grams of sugar, I avoided it. Basically, stick to a strict candida diet.
-- Take 1 tablespoon (or three teaspoons) each morning before breakfast. The instructions say to take three teapsoons a day, but I believe that taking all at one time gave me the potency I needed to start healing my gut.
--Do not take any other supplements at the same time of day as you take the Restore, as they might compete. More importantly, avoid taking probiotics/enzymes at the same time as they interfere with the supplement's ability to build a new bacteria environment. Know it seems hard, but believe me, it's worth it.
-- If you can, refrigerate the bottle. It says you don't need to, but I think that it keeps it fresh, which is good.
-- If you can, buy it directly from the website. The first bottle I bought from Amazon, and it showed an already past expiration date. It still worked, but it's best to get it direct from the manufacturer. If you can't order online, it is available in General Nutrition Center and various health food stores (see website for list).
Restore basically works by filling the holes in our leaky guts with lignite extract, which is rich in carbon. It also helps create conditions in the gut to multiply good bacteria, which many of us are lacking, which helps to combat candida. I highly recommend you guys give this a shot, and good luck!