Some people include in their low carb flu symptoms things like swollen glands and worse acne. This sounds like candida die-off. They both involve fatigue and general malaise
Are they the same thing? How can you tell if you have one or the other or both?
Should you handle them differently?
asked byCaroline_4 (45)
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on April 19, 2012
at 12:51 AM
You can't really tell them apart. On the SCD diet it's called "bacterial die-off", in the candida/GAPS circles it's called "candida die-off", in the Paleo circles it's called "carb flu", and in the keto circles it's called "keto flu". In reality, it's the same thing, a mix of both bad organisms die due to less sugar food for them, and going through sugar withdrawal yourself. Toxins are released, and everyone starts feeling bad. But you survive, they don't.