How to Cure Candida: The Candida Diet Protocol

Last Modified on Mar 11, 2014

by Bill Thompson

I thought that it was about time that I should update my Anti-Candida Protocols on Earth Clinic. This is the full and updated protocol for people with a systemic candida infection or any other type of candida albicans issue - cutaneous, intestinal, uterine, oral etc. This protocol's emphasis is that it must above all work to defeat and cure the candida, that all nutrients must be relatively easily available and that all the nutrients used should be reasonably cheap but effective. This protocol has already proved its worth and has been successful (and is mostly based on Ted from Bangkok's remedies for candida). I must also admit that the die-off and detox effects from this anti-candida protocol are considerable in cases where the systemic candida and rapid weight loss have become a serious problem (ie at the acid body wasting stage). Willpower and faith helps tremendously here, but this is really up to you.

How to Cure Candida with Home Remedies

My most recent success with this anti-candida diet has been with a lady in Africa. We had a lot of trouble with nutrient availability so we had no choice but to improvise. It took her about 6 months of candida protocol dedication to become completely healthy again but she also had a lot more wrong with her than just systemic candida as you will see. All her fungal and other problems were also resolved using only this anti-candida protocol. All she did was to religiously follow this whole protocol on a daily basis and all her other fairly major problems went away too (This protocol won't work very well if the anti-candida diet is not strictly followed as well). See this link for her daily protocol and results: J's Personal Candida Diet Testimony

Please see the Anti-Candida Protocol below for full candida diet instructions!

Also check out our related pages on:
Herbal Remedies for Candida Albicans
Natural Candida Yeast Infection Cures
Yeast Infection Remedies
Fungal Infection Treatments


The Candida Diet Protocol

12/05/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines: "I've recently updated the Anti-Candida protocols -- I've incorporated Ted's more recent remedies against fungal/yeast problems and also tried to arrange the protocols in a clearer and more understandable format.

Anti-Candida Protocol
Remedies that Directly Attack Candida(Mandatory)
I must stress here -- to avoid any confusion -- that not all of the attack remedies below need to be used. These are just options for you. Furthermore, if recommendations are needed for clarity's sake -- I have also personally found that using Ted's Alkalizing Remedies, Lugol's Iodine and Borax in combination to be very useful at curing candida problems. But if these nutrients are hard to get -- just use another combination from below of your own choice.

* Take Ted's Lime/Lemon baking soda water alkalizing remedy at least 2 times a day as recommended. I used mainly the ACV, lemon or lime as well as just the sodium bicarb with water alkalizing remedies which also act to kill candida. These alkalizing remedies create the worst possible environment for the candida while simultaneously creating a healthy body terrain. Also take the Baking Soda with water remedy on it's own throughout the day and one hour before bed - this will help you get a good nights sleep. If you have problems with this remedy, then use Ted's Carbicarb remedy -- this is more balanced and incorporates potassium to balance any sodium issues. Potassium citrate can be taken to more directly aid intracellular alkalization. See this link for the alkalizing remedies:
http://www.earthclinic.c...lkalizing_formulas.html
http://www.earthclinic.c...URES/candida4.html#TEDS

* Supplementing with at least 50 mgs to 100 mgs of 5% Lugols Iodine per day – 8 to 16 drops a day(or as much as you can stand without problems) in split doses taken four times a day(not at mealtimes) in a glass of water. Iodine will also help to balance your hormones because it supports the thyroid and is also able to remove dangerous halogens like fluorine and bromine from your body. Lugol's Iodine also chelates heavy metals like aluminium, cadmium, lead and mercury from your body and this is very beneficial. LI also kills 90% -- 95% of all known pathogens – including candida. You can also use Kelp as the iodine source – but this does not really give sufficiently high amounts of iodine/iodide needed to kill the candida in my opinion.

* Drink 1/4 teaspoon of Tetrasodium Borate or Borax(1/8 tspn for women) in a litre of water throughout the day. Take this protocol for 5 days on then rest for 2 days. So, 5 days on, 2 days off with the Borax. Borax is the ultimate anti-fungal, also good for bones and helps to balance the hormones as well as chelates and removes fluoride from the body. Borax affects your male hormones or androgens in a viagra-like manner, which is why you must rest for 2 days -- to avoid gland over-stimulation.
http://www.earthclinic.c...Remedies/borax.html#TBF

* Sodium Molybdate or Molybdenum. Take at least 900 mcg Molybdenum a day. Sodium Molybdate kills candida and also removes the debilitating candida alcohol and aldehyde poisons from the body via the aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme pathway(needs molybdenum) in the body -- this will help to remove symptoms like nausea, flu-like symptoms, aches and pains, brain fog and lethargy problems. Ted recommends supplementing between 10 mg and 25 mgs sodium molybdate a day taken for only two weeks to quickly kill off the candida -- but I've found Sodium Molybdate or Molybdenum difficult to purchase in amounts greater than 900 mcgs(the highest allowed RDA dosage).
http://candidapage.com/aldehyde.shtml

* Hydrogen peroxide (food grade) I just use a capful of 3% HP in one litre of water a day when I need it. HP kills bacteria, viruses and fungi and it also helps greatly to clear and unblock the lymph glands. Sometimes I splash 3% HP all over my body, this kills everything bad topically as well as being absorbed quite well transdermally into my body by this method. Very potent against all forms of bacteria, viruses and fungus. Do not use Lugol's Iodine together with Hydrogen Peroxide in the protocol – they tend to neutralize and cancel each other out – so just use one or the other in your protocol. See this link:
http://www.earthclinic.c...rogen_peroxide3.html#CF

Caveat: Although Hydrogen Peroxide is highly useful -- it does have its downside. Some people get nausea, migraine headaches etc when they supplement HP. HP also inactivates or neutralizes and depletes antioxidants in the body because of its pro-oxidant effects. I always prefer to use lugol's iodine against candida because it isn't as complicated to use as HP. But if lugol's iodine cannot be found or used -- use HP as recommended and increase anti-oxidant intake at the same time.

* Methylene Blue(MB). You can buy this at any aquatics or fish supply store. It is used to get rid of fungal and bacterial infections on fish. Also used throughout the last century as a successful anti-malarial. Taking MB on its own will turn your urine green and the whites of your eyes blue, but if you take at least 1000 mgs Vitamin C with the MB, these side-effects will not occur. Dosage: 4 - 6 drops of a 0. 1% solution of MB in a full glass of water once or twice a day. Do not take MB after 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon - it gives you alot of energy so you will not be able to sleep, MB is a deep acting anti-fungal that is able to penetrate the blood/brain and blood/bone barriers of the body. MB is also a marvellous mitochondrial super anti-oxidant for your brain -- gives you lots of energy.
http://www.earthclinic.c...ies/methylene-blue.html

* Pau D'Arco(Tabebuia impetiganosa). This is a very effective herb against candida with a solid and useful reputation as an effective anti-fungal. This is best taken as a tea or capsule(1000 mgs twice a day). See this link:
http://www.rain-tree.com/paudarco.htm

Body Detox(Mandatory)
* Detox and get rid of heavy metals from your body. Due to diet and if you've taken medicinal drugs for any length of time your body will have an accumulation of heavy metals. To get rid of these problems just drink green tea 2 or 3 times a day and eat Cilantro 3 times a week in salads. You can also use Sodium Thiosulphate to get rid of heavy metals, arsenic, cyanide and chlorine. ST will get rid of heavy metals over time. Use 6-10 drops of 10% ST solution in a full glass of water daily. Heavy metals create an ideal acidic environment for candida as well as for nanobacteria. See link:
http://www.earthclinic.c...sodium_thiosulfate.html

* Chlorella – Also for detoxing heavy metals and for mineral support.

* Using Lugol's Iodine in the protocols is also the best way to detox fluoride and bromide from the body and will also help to remove heavy metals like aluminium, lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic from the body.

Additional Support with Vitamin and Mineral Supplements(Optional)

* Vitamin C - Taken in the more alkaline form of Sodium Ascorbate -- at least 1000 mgs three times a day. Vit C is an anti-oxidant and also chelates heavy metals from the body as well.

* Magnesium -- Taken as Mag Chloride, Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate. Dosage: 250 mgs twice a day. Magnesium Oil(40% water 60% magnesium chloride) cab also be used transdermally. Magnesium is involved in over 300 major enzyme and coenzyme body processes and also gets rid of any staph or strep bacteria quite well. Magnesium Chloride is the best form of magnesium to take in my opinion. See this link:
http://curezone.com/art/...D=49&db=5&C0=74

* Take at least 2 tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil(VCO) per day with meals to help constipation and intestinal issues. VCO contains mainly medium chain saturated acids, very protective for the intestines, liver and blood. Contains lauric acid, caproic acid, capric acid, caprylic acid and myristic acid -- these act as anti-microbials helping to destroy the candida as well as protecting the intestines from any further external microbial invasion. I don't use vegetable oils anymore, I cook only with VCO now.

* Zinc gluconate or zinc acetate – Helps to support the immune system. 25mgs – 50mgs taken for one week, then take this dose once a week thereafter.

* Natural Sea Salt or Fulvic/Humic Acid. Both of these will act in the same way as absorption synergists as well as helping to create a healthy intestine and help to supply other important and much needed micro-minerals to your body. See these links:
http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/sea_salt.html
http://www.earthclinic.c...ements/fulvic_acid.html

* Selenium – 200 mcg twice a day at mealtimes. Selenium helps remove mercury and supports the liver and thyroid. There is no need to take this dose if you are also already tking the recommended liver support(which includes selenium).

* Vitamin B3 – as niacin or niacinamide. Dosage: 500 mgs twice a day. Be aware of the "niacin flush" effect if you take the niacin form. Niacin is anti-candida and supports the liver, digestion and is relaxing for the body.

* Take B50 Complex three times a week – this is beneficial for digestion and will also help fight candida. It also acts synergistically when higher dose B3 is also supplemented.

Liver and Kidney Support(Optional)
* Take herb supplements like Chanca Piedra, Milk Thistle or Dandylion because the candida die-off will create a big strain on both your immune system and the liver/kidneys which will have to clear the dead candida debris and toxins from your blood. Think of this as taking out the candida trash. This die-off will give you flu-like or liverish symptoms and perhaps some diarrhea. You will probably feel much worse before you feel better. Accept this and work your way through it as this should disappear once your body gains control again. If you have actual liver damage then taking Milk Thistle(1000 mgs twice a day at lunch and dinner) in combination with Alpha Lipoic Acid(300 mgs twice a day at lunch and dinner) and Selenium(200 micrograms twice a day at lunch and dinner) will help to support the liver and kidneys. See this research here –
http://www.askdrdesilva.com/hepatitis.html

Candida Protocol Guidelines
At the barest minimum, candida sufferers should essentially use the following strategies in their protocols:

* Use at least two or three of the remedies that directly attack and kill the candida if you can. Alkalizing, Lugol's Iodine and borax in combination are my own unquestioned favourites for killing off candida because this combo has worked so well for me in the past.

* Always use the alkalizing remedies.

* Use protocols that remove and detox all heavy metals, halogens (fluoride, bromide, chorine) and other chemical poisons from the body. Poisons drag down the body's immune system, they acidify the body and create the perfect environment for candida.

* It is also strongly advised that all the vitamin and mineral support nutrients be taken in their proper orthomolecular dosages as stated above. These nutrients help to address other metabolic issues that may also contribute to and exacerbate candida problems. I also tend, whenever possible, to buy the pure powder forms of vitamins and minerals because these forms are pure and contain no fillers, additives or caking agents.

* Liver and kidney anti-oxidant support is also advised in cases where there is a heavy or severe die-off or detox effect, which tends to stress the liver and kidneys thus causing nausea and flu-like symptoms.

* Stop taking antibiotics!! Antibiotics will kill all the beneficial bacteria in the gut and helps to create acid intestines and dysbiosis via a condition called the Antibiotic Syndrome. This is highly beneficial to the spread of candida.

* The Anti-Candida Diet is a no-brainer when you ask yourself, "How did I get candida in the first place?"

Understanding Detox or Die-off Reactions(The Jarisch-Herxheimer Effect)
It has been my own experience that people will always get an initial die-off reaction when moving onto an anti-candida protocol such as this one. A die-off or a detox reaction is due to either large amounts of candida debris or mycotoxins and/or heavy metals or halogens being released into the blood which will cause particular stress on the immune system, liver and kidneys. So liver/kidney and immune support may well be necessary to help reduce or alleviate the die-off/detox symptoms(which is included in the protocol). A reduction in anti-candida dosages may also be required for a while to make the die-off or detox bearable for the user during the healing crisis as well. When people are infected with systemic candida and attempt a cure – they should always expect an initial period of time during which they may feel considerably worse due to these die-off and detox reactions. This die-off reaction is actually a good sign and proves that the protocol is working against the candida. This die-off or Herx reaction will vary from person to person and its duration will completely depend on the extent of the candida infection and will also depend on the current health state of each individual at the time. This detox or Herx reaction is completely normal and is medically recognized and will last until the candida debris and poisons are reduced and removed from the body and will also depend on when the immune system once more is able to dominate and control the body's health again.

Essential Anti-Candida Diet(Mandatory)
1. NO SUGAR. No means NONE -- no ifs or buts!! Candida, viruses, bacteria and all pathogens all feed off sugar, which promotes their rapid growth and spread. When too much sugar is eaten constantly everyday, this habit also works to greatly lower the immune system's capability to fight disease. Cancers grow in the presence of fructose found it fruits and to survive they need glucose.

2. Greatly reduced Carbohydrate intake. The Western diet is effectively an energy dense but nutrient deficient diet in terms of minerals and vitamins. Therefore for sugar-loving diseases like cancer and candida, carbohydrates are banned because they so easily convert to sugar in the body. If you can, eat carbohydrates that have a low glycaemic index, which are digested and absorbed slowly in the body and which do not cause high sugar spikes in the body which tends to brings down the immune system and feed the invading pathogens as well. Also beware that Glycemic Index doesn't measure the type of sugar so is not a perfect measure or guide to go by.

2. No junk food allowed. Contains way too much refined salt, MSG, vegetable oils and other additives. All bad.

3. No vegetable oils in the diet. Vegetable oil oxidizes fairly quickly on the shelf from sunlight and very rapidly at high heat because they are polyunsaturated (weak chemical bonds) fats. Most RBD vegetable oils nowadays are also now made from an unnatural chemical process. As far back as 1962, Dr Denham Harman, a Nobel Prize winner who discovered the anti-oxidant nature of vitamins, proved and concluded in his famous experiments feeding mice vegetable oils with their food, that chemically processed vegetable oils or polyunsaturated oils significantly contribute to causing cancer. So, better to use a saturated fat like virgin coconut oil(VCO) or even grass-fed lard for cooking -- saturated fats are more stable oils that do not oxidize easily and are also good for you. Many vegetarian websites quote The Okinawan Diet as their reason for just vegetables being good for you -- which is inaccurate. If you read the book, The Okinawan Diet -- which carefully defines this diet through their research -- the Okinawans generally used pork offal and pork fat in all their healthy cooking -- and, in their pre-WW2 diet they never used whole grain bread, olive oil, soy milk, apples, and yogurt as many articles suggest. When I had systemic candida and started taking coconut oil, my bad constipation and bloating issues disappeared in about two weeks and my bowels became regular again. VCO is very healthy for your body and intestines. I only ever cook with VCO now and VCO has actually helped me to lose weight. Since the 1960s, baby-foods have been using only coconut oil in their cooked products and those in hospital with intestinal trauma are usually always fed with food cooked in coconut oil now. VCO helps to protect the intestines and the body and is also anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. The reason for avoiding vegetable oils is because most contain hydrogenated fats or trans fatty acids and these should instead be replaced and supplemented in the form of Omega 3 fish oil or hemp oil which is not chemically processed or heated.

4. No soda pop. Apart from containing sugar, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) fructose and aspartame, sweet soda drinks also contain carbonic and phosphoric acids as well as halogens like fluorides in their mix -- all of which only works to greatly acidify your body. HFCS also contains mercury and also contains poisonous chemicals like glutaraldehyde -- which is normally used as a poisonous industrial cleaner.

5. No Sweeteners allowed -- no aspartame, sucralose or saccharine. These are excitotoxins (aspartame) which helps to destroy your CNS. In our bodies, aspartame metabolizes to formaldehyde and methanol which is also a poison. In the old days people used stills to make their own illicit distilled alcoholic beverages and if they were not careful in their process methanol would form. It is also well known that wood alcohol or methanol is poisonous and that as little as 10 ml would be enough to cause permanent blindness in humans. Aspartame is also acidifying. Sucralose is chlorinated hydrocarbons and, in tests, it causes shrunken thymus, enlarged kidneys, abortion, low fetal weights, as these areas are all sensitive to chlorine compounds in hydrocarbon forms. Saccharine, even a moderate dose, can increase significant incidence of tumors in people with cancer.

6. Eat chicken, fish and meat in small amounts. Proteins -- meats -- eaten in excessive quantities are acidifying and, as we get older, our body has difficulty digesting them. It should preferably be partially cooked to ease the breaking down of proteins.

7. No baking products like bread, cakes, pastries, etc. In the 70s the FDA, in their wisdom, allowed the use of bromide and bromates in bread-making instead of iodine. Bromine weakens the immune system and encourages acid body. Wheat also contains alloxan, a poison which can help to destroy the pancreas and cause diabetes over time. Wheat also contains gluten.

8. In your diet, include using a handful of raw, chopped coriander leaf or cilantro in a salad three times a week and drink green tea 2-3 times a day. Maintaining this regimen for a month will remove most heavy metals successfully from your body.

9. No canned products in the diet. Bisphenol A -- or BPA -- is contained in all plastic linings of canned products and is very bad for you. It acts as a psuedo-estrogen -- a female hormone -- and upsets hormone balance, therefore weakening the immune system.

10. No Calcium which means no dairy products -- no milk, no cheese, no yoghurt etc. Avoid all calcium fortified foods. Excess calcium encourages acidity throughout the body and particularly in the tissue cells where it tends to cause myalgia pain. In 1970 the recommended calcium to magnesium ratio was 4:1. Then it became 2:1 in the 1990s. I'm guessing that, probably in another 10 years, these same RDA experts will recommend a calcium to magnesium ratio of 1:1. Ted recommends taking no Calcium supplementation in your diet because western foods are all over-fortified with calcium now. Calcium causes acidity inside the cells when taken in excess and when magnesium is lacking in the diet. Magnesium regulates Calcium in the body.

11. No Fruits. In general most fruits contain citric acid and sugar -- especially the citrus fruits. In a healthy body that can cope with the acid and sugars from fruits it is fine to eat fruits in moderation. But if you are ill with an acid-loving and sugar-loving disease like candida or cancer then any acid or sugar food like fruits will actually promote spread because eating fruits uses up your alkaline body bicarbonates during digestion. This further weakens the immune system, increases blood acidity and helps diseases like cancer to dominate the body. You can eat fruit extracts that don't contain fructose, such as red wine extract, grape seed extract, etc.

12. No Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) allowed for the same reasons as aspartame. The antidote to MSG is taurine amino acid which is mainly found in fish. See this link on MSG.

13. Avoid GMO foods. The most common GMO food is actually wheat. But there is also soy GMO. All soy products which are made from a chemical process -- including soy sauce, tofu etc. Are not allowed. But any soy products made from a natural and organic fermentation process are allowed. If you buy soya products like soya milk, make sure it is organic and contains soya flour. But if it contains soya protein then it has been made from a chemical process and also might be GMO (especially in the US).

14. Avoid distilled water and tap-water. Distilled water is "dead water" -- it completely lacks any important body minerals that natural spring-water contains. If you drink distilled water, this will actually act to pull important minerals out of your body during digestion. Tap-water nowadays -- due to water shortages -- is now re-cycled and chemically processed from sewage (especially in cities) and stored in reservoirs that are fed with water tables polluted with agricultural fertilizers and pesticides, so goodness knows what evil goodies tap-water contains. Enough said I think. Drink fresh mineral or spring water or create your own mineral water instead. You should always drink 1 -- 2 glasses of water at mealtimes. This helps digestion and will improve your urine conductivity reading, provided your body minerals are in balance.

15. Use Sea Salt rather than refined table salt for all your cooking and eating needs. Sea salt contains many beneficial natural minerals, is alkaline, and also aids nutrient absorption and acts like a protective anti-biotic in the body which helps to protect the intestines and liver. Sea salt is also far more alkaline than refined table salt which is normally acid.

16. Try and avoid all (chemically) processed food if you can. Try and eat foods that are made from natural processes without excess heating or use of chemicals. Read food labels carefully before you buy.

17. Whenever you eat your meals, it is always best to eat bigger meals at breakfast and lunch. Your evening dinner should be eaten early at about 5:00 pm because shortly after this time, your body goes into another mode. This mode slows down digestion, making it inefficient, which actually impairs digestion, such that large amounts of food can end up sitting and stagnating in your intestines for anything up to twelve12 hours. This encourages and results in acidity, pathogen growth and poisons being absorbed into the body from the intestines. So, better as a habit, to eat a much smaller quantity of food at dinner in the evening to ensure healthy and complete digestion of food before sleep."

Replies
12/31/2013: Val from Sarnia, Ontario replies: "I am 56 years old. I have had candida outbreaks for many years. In the last 3 years they have escalated to the point where I'm finding it hard to function. I've taken probiotics, antifungals and followed the candida diet but have gotten worse. This year I had several serious life stresses including the recent death of my mother.

I now have IBS, thrush, chronic fatigue and insomnia. A friend told me about the turpentine protocol. So I downloaded Bill Thompson's book Candida: Killing So Sweetly and am ready to start all the protocols. I'm very hopeful that this could be the answer for me.

My question is about the diet. You mention what we shouldn't eat but there isn't much about what to eat. Because of my IBS there are very few vegetables I can tolerate (no cabbage, garlic, onions, broccoli, etc.) and I can't eat potatoes, carrots, squash, etc. because of the high carbs so I am basically eating virgin coconut oil, butter, meat, poultry, eggs, pureed green beans, spinach & zucchini, dry cottage cheese (very low lactose) and yogurt I make myself by fermenting for 24 hours to get rid of the lactose. I'm not eating any grains at all.

You say not to eat dairy and only small amounts of meat & poultry. I know I'm eating too much meat but I don't know how to get enough calories otherwise. Should I be eating some grains? I can't tolerate gluten. Do you think that my digestives issues will improve quickly on your program?

I'm losing weight at the rate of about 2 pounds per week and can't afford to lose much more. Is there a sample diet that you or others following your protocols follow? I'd really appreciate some help."

01/01/2014: Mike 62 from Denver, Colorado replies: "Val: Please let me explain concisely and accurately. The banana girl eats a raw organic banana. Enzymes, humic acids, xeronines, sulfur, and trace minerals not in cooked conventionally grown food increase the respiratory quotient. This is a fancy term for the cells functioning at peak performance. Sugar stimulates the production of insulin. Both end up in the blood plasma. Proteins unfold revealing receptors. Insulin attaches to the receptors and sugar is burned as fuel only when fat is less than 10% by calorie. Dieting is not an option because low levels of atp reduce zeta potential and increase the disease state. Cellular biologists can explain this technically. 80/10/10ers give testimonials and share recipes. The cells are not being nourished properly, and this is required, because you have heard that candida eats sugar. Candida does not eat sugar when the cells are nourished properly. All you have to do is just ignore all the diseases and nourish the cells properly. The ibs is going to require some special care. If you want to try this reply back and I'll be glad to send the details. You can study Dr. Doug Graham candida natural news, Andrew Kim Blogs why cells go bad, insulin revisited, carbon dioxide, raw food health the candida cleanse, and watch raw food for candida videos fpr more info. Thank you."
01/01/2014: Taram7 from Cincinnati, Oh replies: "Candida Diet will not and cannot help Candida... because leaky gut must be healed and is almost ALWAYS present with Candida overgrowth. Your body has to have fruit... a juice fast for 30-90 days is the best method. I have struggled with these insufficient diet theories and Candida for over 5 years... I am finally healing by killing the Candida Cell wall (chitin layer) Juice fasting and good probiotics. If leaky gut is not healed with Candida, the symptoms will just transfer somewhere else into another part of your body. Foods heavy to digest and cutting out fruits is bad for your healing and health, as your cells NEED FRUIT to be strong and heal and fight it and without curing leaky gut, the candida keeps migrating into other parts of the body. Candida just goes 'dormant' with the Candida diet and does not 'die' because of the hard to destroy cell wall, your immune system cannot kill Candida on its own without a Chitin Layer destroyer."
01/02/2014: Timh from Ky, Usa replies: "Val: Since Candida is an opportunistic fungus, it seems very likely you have other disease states also. Have you tried detox methods like gallbladder cleanse, colon cleanse, parasite cleanse?

Here are some effective remedies for parasites and pathogens which can be used alongside the diet:

Zapper

Colloidal Silver

MMS

Liposomal Vit-C

Liposomal Borax

Lufenuron

How is the quality of your indoor air? Upgrading your air quality will improve immune function. Magnet therapy directly over the thymus gland as well as "tapping" will improve immunity. Supplementing Raw Thymus Glandular will boost immunity."

01/03/2014: Timh from Ky, Usa replies: "Val: Update on my original reply. I forgot to mention the possible need for heavy metal detox as Candida can thrive in a heavy metal contaminated body.

Also, I have suffered what I believe to be more than one species of fungus infection for aprox 15 yrs w/ symptoms of infection in the spine and until only recently definitely affecting my brain & eyes resulting in vertigo and mental decline, vision problems etc. I began zapping the upper and lower spine w/ major die off symptoms for aprox 5 days. I also did several daily ozone ear insulflations which I did note positive results. Now, aprox 2 wks later I am still improving."

01/03/2014: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Timh...Fungal infections in the backbone and in the synovial fluids can cause considerable problems as regards adequate delivery of curative nutrients because of the blood/bone or blood/brain barrier.

I've recently found out that artemisinin(ART) seems to be very useful against fungus, viruses, various bacteria and mycoplasma. Furthermore, artemisinin is easily able to penetrate the blood/brain barrier -- so it should perhaps be effective in the backbone area as well. Some research here and here.

The way ART works is that it contains a peroxide bridge on its molecule. Similar to Vitamin C, ART can also look like sugar to candida. When the ART gets inside a candida cell then ART reacts with the iron in the candida cell(candida loves ferritin or iron) to produce reactive oxygen species or free radicals(same as MMS and H2O2) only this happens inside the candida cell, not outside. Consequently the candida cells -- not the host cells -- are destroyed. This ART pro-oxidant method of kill is also similar against other pathogens. Also, candida biofilms contain alot of iron, so ART may well be effective at rapidly destroying candida biofilms. I've also read where ART is being successfully used against malaria and cancer(in Vietnam and China). Other posts show that people are using ART against particularly nasty diseases like Morgellons and Lyme Disease -- which can also involve candida.

I've also read where an 81 year old man in California with skin melanomas cured this problems using DMSO and ART. One ART pill in DMSO. His wife also had melanomas and was also cured by this method. See this link. So I was just thinking that using DMSO witand remove h ART on your backbone might be a more focused protocol to help kill the fungus/pathogens inside the backbone area. DMSO, as a carrier, is easily able to transport nutrients through the skin, blood/brain and blood/bone barriers of the body. DMSO with Iodine might also work. Unfortunately, turpentine is insoluble in DMSO, so you cannot use it with DMSO, more's the pity."

01/04/2014: Timh from Ky, Usa replies: "Thanks for the info Bill. I use Art in combination w/ walnut hulls and clove both orally and let. and also includes oregano & grapefruitseed. Despite extensive trnt my condition is still quite severe although I have shown moderate improvement in the last month.

It appears that my heavy metal load has finally decreased and my liver function is better than several yrs past, so I am hopeful yet.

I am more in belief that the autoimmunity problem which stems directly from the lung fibrosis is the single major detriment to any kind of substantial recovery.

I get noticeable improvement fallowing Glucosamine (as it relates to promoting mucus secretions in the lung of which appears I am deficient), Hawthorn also helps (proly something to do w/ antioxidant protection reducing inflammation). Beginning trials w/ Valerian & Calms Forte' seem promising. LDN seems very promising as well as Cannabis (unfortunately I don't live in Colorado). Nebulized Resveratrol appears to have some potential."


Bill's Protocol

11/20/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines: "I've now updated my anti-candida protocol to include the Anti-Biofilm options of taking either the turpentine/kerosene protocol or the protease enzyme protocol to remove candida biofilms more quickly.

Although the below protocol is perhaps the essence of my anti-candida protocol -- if you have any questions (there are always questions!! ) then it would perhaps benefit you to purchase and read my new book -- Candida: Killing So Sweetly which is now for sale on EarthClinic. This book describes a more in-depth view of candida as a pathogen (which is backed up by all the research evidence) and also more fully explains the above protocol. As well, the book also contains Example Daily Anti-Candida Protocol Schedules in simple table format to further help the sufferer and describes more fully how to both take and manage this protocol.

The Anti-Candida Protocol
Updated: November 20, 2013

The strategy that I use against candida incorporates the following essential protocols:

  • Anti-Candida and Anti-Pathogen Protocols
  • Anti-Biofilm Protocols
  • Essential Detox Protocols (including removal of candida mycotoxins)
  • Liver Support Protocols
  • Vitamin and Mineral Support (Immune System Support)
  • The Health Defence Diet

This strategy addresses and prevents the candida continually returning by directly and more effectively attacking its unique pathogenic behaviours. For instance very few ant-candida protocols actually attack and remove candida biofilms or even accept that candida has two entirely different dimorphic living forms which allows candida to spread through the body -- into the blood, tissues and organs -- and not just to infect locally such as in the intestines, uterus or skin. The above strategy address and counteracts all these peculiar and unique candida behaviours;.

For a quick visual outline of the activity of all the nutrients that are used in this protocol -- see this link.

Anti-Candida Protocol

Remedies that Directly Attack Candida(Mandatory)
I must stress here -- to avoid any confusion -- that not all of the attack remedies below need to be used. These are just options for you. Furthermore, if recommendations are needed for clarity's sake -- I have also personally found that using Ted's Alkalizing Remedies, Lugol's Iodine and Borax in combination to be very useful at curing candida problems. But if these nutrients are hard to get -- just use another combination from below of your own choice.

* Take Ted's Lime/Lemon baking soda water alkalizing remedy at least 2 times a day as recommended. I used mainly the ACV, lemon or lime as well as just the sodium bicarb with water alkalizing remedies which also act to kill candida. These alkalizing remedies create the worst possible environment for the candida while simultaneously creating a healthy body terrain. Also take the Baking Soda with water remedy on it's own throughout the day and one hour before bed - this will help you get a good nights sleep. If you have problems with this remedy, then use Ted's Carbicarb remedy -- this is more balanced and incorporates potassium to balance any sodium issues. Potassium citrate can be taken to more directly aid intracellular alkalization. See this link for the alkalizing remedies:
http://www.earthclinic.c...lkalizing_formulas.html
http://www.earthclinic.c...URES/candida4.html#TEDS

* Supplementing with at least 50 mgs to 100 mgs of 5% Lugols Iodine per day –or 8 to 16 drops a day(or as much as you can stand without problems) in split doses taken four times a day(not at mealtimes) in a glass of water. Iodine will also help to balance your hormones because it supports the thyroid and is also able to remove dangerous halogens like fluorine and bromine from your body. Lugol's Iodine also chelates heavy metals like aluminium, cadmium, lead and mercury from your body and this is very beneficial. LI also kills 90% -- 95% of all known pathogens – including candida. You can also use Kelp as the iodine source – but this does not really give sufficiently high amounts of iodine/iodide needed to kill the candida in my opinion.
Iodine Research

* Drink 1/4 teaspoon for men (1/8 pn for women) of Sodium Tetraborate or Borax in a litre of water throughout the day. Take this protocol for 5 days on then rest for 2 days. So, 5 days on, 2 days off with the Borax. Borax is the ultimate anti-fungal, also good for bones and helps to balance the hormones as well as chelates and removes fluoride from the body. Borax affects your male hormones or androgens in a viagra-like manner, which is why you must rest for 2 days -- to avoid gland over-stimulation.
http://www.earthclinic.c...Remedies/borax.html#TBF

* Sodium Molybdate or Molybdenum. Take at least 900 mcg Molybdenum a day. Sodium Molybdate kills candida and also removes the debilitating candida alcohol and aldehyde mycotoxin poisons from the body via the aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme pathway(which needs molybdenum) in the body -- this will help to remove symptoms like nausea, flu-like symptoms, aches and pains, brain fog and lethargy problems. Ted recommends supplementing between 10 mg and 25 mgs sodium molybdate a day taken for only two weeks to quickly kill off the candida -- but I've found Sodium Molybdate or Molybdenum difficult to purchase in amounts greater than 900 mcgs(the highest allowed RDA dosage).
http://candidapage.com/aldehyde.shtml

* Methylene Blue(MB). You can buy this at any aquatics or fish supply store. It is used to get rid of fungal and bacterial infections on fish. Also used throughout the last century as a successful anti-malarial. Taking MB on its own will turn your urine green and the whites of your eyes blue, but if you take at least 1000 mgs Vitamin C with the MB, these side-effects will not occur. Dosage: 4 - 6 drops of a 0. 1% solution of MB in a full glass of water once or twice a day. Do not take MB after 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon - it gives you alot of energy so you will not be able to sleep, MB is a deep acting anti-fungal that is able to penetrate the blood/brain and blood/bone barriers of the body. MB is also a marvellous mitochondrial super anti-oxidant for your brain -- gives you lots of energy.
http://www.earthclinic.c...ies/methylene-blue.html

* Pau D'Arco(Tabebuia impetiganosa). This is a very effective herb against candida with a solid and useful reputation as an effective anti-fungal. This is best taken as a tea or capsule(1000 mgs twice a day). See this link:
http://www.rain-tree.com/paudarco.htm

Anti-Biofilm Protocols
From the research, candida quickly forms biofilms in the gut and the body. These biofilms are made of protein fibrin lattices that surround the candida like cages and affords considerable protection for candida against both the body's immune system and anti-fungals. Candida biofilms initially start as weak micro-slime cages but, over time as they harden and become more dense, they become stronger and much more difficult to remove. So if you have been infected with candida for years, then there is a much greater chance that mature, hardened biofilms would have had the chance to form in your body. The two protocols described below will help to remove all forms of biofilms -- even mature, hardened biofilms -- quickly.

The Turpentine/Kerosene Protocol
For the purposes of this description and for convenience, I will just be using the word turpentine to describe this protocol. Turpentine(the distilled gum sap of pine) has particular surfactant properties that helps to destroy and remove biofilms rapidly. Turpentine also kills candida quickly because of its iso-pinene and terpenoid content. By removing the biofilms in such a manner, the candida is thus totally exposed with nowhere to hide.

There are many ways to supplement turpentine, but I usually take one teaspoon of turpentine with either one teaspoon of Balckstrap Molasses or with one teaspoon of raw organic honey. You shoud supplement turpentine once a day. Don't take this protocol for more than a month without at least one week's break from the protocol.You can take this protocol with meals or outside mealtimes. I also advise that you should initially slowly work up to the one teaspoon dose of turpentine with drop dosages on the principle of 'start small and go slow'. If you initially take too high a dose of turpentine then you may get laxative effects. Also be warned that supplementing turpentine in this manner will most likely give Herx or die-off effects and healing crisis symptoms. For more details on dosage, frequency, toxicity, safety, brands and usage of this turpentine/kerosene protocol -- see this link.
The Candida Cleaner -- Dr Jennifer Daniels
The Health-Giving Properties of Turpentine
Turpentine Usage -- EarthClinic

The Protease Enzyme Protocol
This protocol uses Nattokinase or Lumbrokinase to directly digest and dissolve the protein fibrin biofilm cages. This protocol should be taken outside mealtimes. Because of the large release of heavy metals incorporated in the candida biofilms it is also imperative that you should also take other heavy metal detox protocols (such as chlorella, sodium thiosulfate etc) at the same time as using the protease enzyme protocols. As a cheaper alternative, bromelain and papain could also be used in the same way to dissolve and dispel biofilms.

You should supplement these protein digesting enzymes(as nattokinase, lumbrokinase, bromelain or papain) at least four times a day at the advised dosages to remove the candida biofilms in your gut.

it has also been my own experience that using the turpentine protocol in particular has resulted in faster healing times to a candida cure with no continual return of candida problems.

Body Detox(Mandatory)
Detox and remove heavy metals from your body. To get rid of these problems just drink green tea 2 or 3 times a day and eat Cilantro 3 times a week in salads. You can also use Sodium Thiosulphate to get rid of heavy metals, arsenic, cyanide and chlorine. ST will get rid of heavy metals over time. Use 6-10 drops of 10% ST solution in a full glass of water daily. Heavy metals create an ideal acidic environment for candida as well as for nanobacteria. See lin

Chlorella – Also for detoxing heavy metals and for mineral support.

Using Lugol's Iodine in the protocols is also the best way to detox fluoride and bromide from the body and will also help to remove heavy metals like aluminium, lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic from the body.

Additional Support with Vitamin and Mineral Supplements(Optional)
* Vitamin C - Taken in the more alkaline form of Sodium Ascorbate -- at least 1000 mgs three times a day. Vit C is an anti-oxidant and also chelates heavy metals from the body as well.

* Magnesium -- Taken as Mag Chloride, Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate. Dosage: 250 mgs twice a day. Magnesium Oil(40% water 60% magnesium chloride) cab also be used transdermally. Magnesium is involved in over 300 major enzyme and coenzyme body processes and also gets rid of any staph or strep bacteria quite well. Magnesium Chloride is the best form of magnesium to take in my opinion. See this link:

* Take at least 2 tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil(VCO) per day with meals to help constipation and intestinal issues. VCO contains mainly medium chain saturated acids, very protective for the intestines, liver and blood. Contains lauric acid, caproic acid, capric acid, caprylic acid and myristic acid -- these act as anti-microbials helping to destroy the candida as well as protecting the intestines from any further external microbial invasion. I don't use vegetable oils anymore, I cook only with VCO now.

* Zinc gluconate or zinc acetate – Helps to support the immune system. 25mgs – 50mgs taken for one week, then take this dose once a week thereafter.

* Natural Sea Salt or Fulvic/Humic Acid. Both of these will act in the same way as absorption synergists as well as helping to create a healthy intestine and help to supply other important and much needed micro-minerals to your body. See these links:
http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/seasalt.html
http://www.earthclinic.com/Supplements/fulvic_acid.html

* Selenium – 200 mcg twice a day at mealtimes. Selenium helps remove mercury and strongly supports the liver and thyroid. There is no need to take this dose if you are also already taking the recommended liver support(which includes selenium).

* Vitamin B3 – as niacin or niacinamide. Dosage: 500 mgs twice a day. Be aware of the "niacin flush" effect if you take the niacin form. Niacin is anti-candida and supports the liver, digestion and is relaxing for the body.

Take B50 Complex three times a week – this is beneficial for digestion and will also help fight candida. It also acts synergistically when higher dose B3 is also supplemented.

Liver and Kidney Support(Optional)
* Take herb supplements like Chanca Piedra, Milk Thistle or Dandylion because the candida die-off will create a big strain on both your immune system and the liver/kidneys which will have to clear the dead candida debris and toxins from your blood. Think of this as taking out the candida trash. This die-off will give you flu-like or liverish symptoms and perhaps some diarrhea. You will probably feel worse before you feel better. Accept this and work your way through it as these healing crisis symptoms should disappear once your body gains control again. If you have actual liver damage then taking Milk Thistle(1000 mgs twice a day at lunch and dinner) in combination with Alpha Lipoic Acid(300 mgs twice a day at lunch and dinner) and Selenium(200 micrograms twice a day at lunch and dinner) will help to support the liver and kidneys. See this research here –http://www.askdrdesilva.com/hepatitis.html

Candida Protocol Guidelines
At the barest minimum, candida sufferers should essentially use the following strategies in their protocols:

* Stop taking antibiotics. Antibiotics will kill all the beneficial bacteria in the gut and helps to create acid intestines and dysbiosis via a condition called the Antibiotic Syndrome. This is highly beneficial to the spread and virulence of candida.

* Always use the Anti-Candida Diet.

* Always use the alkalizing remedies.

* Use at least three of the main candida-attack remedies within your protocol. Lugol’s Iodine, Borax and Alkalizing are my own unquestioned favourites for killing candida.

* Use vitamins, minerals and herbs in their most natural organic forms wherever possible. Avoid “chemically standardized” herbs. Use the purer powder forms or powder capsules, not hard tablets.

* If any particular nutrient in the protocol is causing problems, then either reduce the dose or pulse the full dose once every three days or stop supplementing that nutrient if an allergic reaction is confirmed.

* Always use protocols that remove and detox heavy metals, halogens (fluoride, bromide, chorine) and other toxic chemical poisons or mycotoxins from the body. Poisons drag down the body's immune system, they acidify the body and create the perfect environment for candida.

* It is also strongly advised that all the vitamin and mineral support nutrients are also taken in their proper orthomlecular amounts as advised. These nutrients help to address other metabolic problems -- such as low immune system, over-stressed liver or low thyroid -- that may also contribute to and exacerbate candida problems.

* Liver and kidney anti-oxidant support is also strongly advised in all cases where there is a heavy or severe die-off or detox effect, which tends to stress the liver and kidneys thus causing nausea and flu-like symptoms.

* The Anti-Candida Diet is a no-brainer when you ask yourself, “How did I get candida in the first place?”

* It is also strongly advised that all the vitamin and mineral support nutrients be taken in their proper orthomolecular dosages as stated above. These nutrients, at their correct dosages, help to address and heal other metabolic issues that may also contribute to and exacerbate candida problems. I also tend, whenever possible, to buy the pure powder forms of vitamins and minerals because these forms are pure and contain no fillers, additives or caking agents.

* If progress and healing or recovery is slow while using these protocols then you should additionally take one of the stronger Anti-Biofilm Protocols -- either the Turpentine/Kerosene Protocol or the Protease Enzyme Protocol as described below.

Understanding Detox or Die-off Reactions(The Jarisch-Herxheimer Effect)
It has been my own experience that people will always get an initial die-off reaction when moving onto an anti-candida protocol such as this one. A die-off or a detox reaction is due to either large amounts of candida debris or mycotoxins and/or heavy metals or halogens being released into the blood which will cause particular stress on the immune system, liver and kidneys. So liver/kidney and immune support may well be necessary to help reduce or alleviate the die-off/detox symptoms(which is included in the protocol). A reduction in anti-candida dosages may also be required for a while to make the die-off or detox bearable for the user during the healing crisis as well. When people are infected with systemic candida and attempt a cure – they should always expect an initial period of time during which they may feel considerably worse due to these die-off and detox reactions. This die-off reaction is actually a good sign and proves that the protocol is working against the candida. This die-off or Herx reaction will vary from person to person and its duration will completely depend on the extent of the candida infection and will also depend on the current health state of each individual at the time. This detox or Herx reaction is completely normal and is medically recognized and will last until the candida debris and poisons are reduced and removed from the body and will also depend on when the immune system once more is able to dominate and control the body's health again.

Essential Anti-Candida Diet(Mandatory)

1. NO SUGAR. No means NONE -- no ifs or buts!! Candida, viruses, bacteria and all pathogens all feed off sugar, which promotes their rapid growth and spread. When too much sugar is eaten constantly everyday, this habit also works to greatly lower the immune system's capability to fight disease. Cancers grow in the presence of fructose found it fruits and to survive they need glucose.

2. Greatly reduced Carbohydrate intake. The Western diet is effectively an energy dense but nutrient deficient diet in terms of minerals and vitamins. Therefore for sugar-loving diseases like cancer and candida, carbohydrates are banned because they so easily convert to sugar in the body. If you can, eat carbohydrates that have a low glycaemic index, which are digested and absorbed slowly in the body and which do not cause high sugar spikes in the body which tends to brings down the immune system and feed the invading pathogens as well. Also beware that Glycemic Index doesn't measure the type of sugar so is not a perfect measure or guide to go by.

3. No junk food allowed. Contains way too much refined salt, MSG, vegetable oils and other additives. All bad.

4. No vegetable oils in the diet. Vegetable oil oxidizes fairly quickly on the shelf from sunlight and very rapidly at high heat because they are polyunsaturated (weak chemical bonds) fats. Most RBD vegetable oils nowadays are also now made from an unnatural chemical process. As far back as 1962, Dr Denham Harman, a Nobel Prize winner who discovered the anti-oxidant nature of vitamins, proved and concluded in his famous experiments feeding mice vegetable oils with their food, that chemically processed vegetable oils or polyunsaturated oils significantly contribute to causing cancer. So, better to use a saturated fat like virgin coconut oil(VCO) or even grass-fed lard for cooking -- saturated fats are more stable oils that do not oxidize easily and are also good for you. Many vegetarian websites quote The Okinawan Diet as their reason for just vegetables being good for you -- which is inaccurate. If you read the book, The Okinawan Diet -- which carefully defines this diet through their research -- the Okinawans generally used pork offal and pork fat in all their healthy cooking -- and, in their pre-WW2 diet they never used whole grain bread, olive oil, soy milk, apples, and yogurt as many articles suggest. When I had systemic candida and started taking coconut oil, my bad constipation and bloating issues disappeared in about two weeks and my bowels became regular again. VCO is very healthy for your body and intestines. I only ever cook with VCO now and VCO has actually helped me to lose weight. Since the 1960s, baby-foods have been using only coconut oil in their cooked products and those in hospital with intestinal trauma are usually always fed with food cooked in coconut oil now. VCO helps to protect the intestines and the body and is also anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. The reason for avoiding vegetable oils is because most contain hydrogenated fats or trans fatty acids and these should instead be replaced and supplemented in the form of Omega 3 fish oil or hemp oil which is not chemically processed or heated.

5. No soda pop. Apart from containing sugar, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) fructose and aspartame, sweet soda drinks also contain carbonic and phosphoric acids as well as halogens like fluorides in their mix -- all of which only works to greatly acidify your body. HFCS also contains mercury and also contains poisonous chemicals like glutaraldehyde -- which is normally used as a poisonous industrial cleaner.

6. No Sweeteners allowed -- no aspartame, sucralose or saccharine. These are excitotoxins (aspartame) which helps to destroy your CNS. In our bodies, aspartame metabolizes to formaldehyde and methanol which is also a poison. In the old days people used stills to make their own illicit distilled alcoholic beverages and if they were not careful in their process methanol would form. It is also well known that wood alcohol or methanol is poisonous and that as little as 10 ml would be enough to cause permanent blindness in humans. Aspartame is also acidifying. Sucralose is chlorinated hydrocarbons and, in tests, it causes shrunken thymus, enlarged kidneys, abortion, low fetal weights, as these areas are all sensitive to chlorine compounds in hydrocarbon forms. Saccharine, even a moderate dose, can increase significant incidence of tumors in people with cancer.

7. Eat chicken, fish and meat in small amounts. Proteins -- meats -- eaten in excessive quantities are acidifying and, as we get older, our body has difficulty digesting them. It should preferably be partially cooked to ease the breaking down of proteins.

8. No baking products like bread, cakes, pastries, etc. In the 70s the FDA, in their wisdom, allowed the use of bromide and bromates in bread-making instead of iodine. Bromine weakens the immune system and encourages acid body. Wheat also contains alloxan, a poison which can help to destroy the pancreas and cause diabetes over time. Wheat also contains gluten.

9. In your diet, include using a handful of raw, chopped coriander leaf or cilantro in a salad three times a week and drink green tea 2-3 times a day. Maintaining this regimen for a month will remove most heavy metals successfully from your body.

10. No canned products in the diet. Bisphenol A -- or BPA -- is contained in all plastic linings of canned products and is very bad for you. It acts as a psuedo-estrogen -- a female hormone -- and upsets hormone balance, therefore weakening the immune system.

11. No Calcium which means no dairy products -- no milk, no cheese, no yoghurt etc. Avoid all calcium fortified foods. Excess calcium encourages acidity throughout the body and particularly in the tissue cells where it tends to cause myalgia pain. In 1970 the recommended calcium to magnesium ratio was 4:1. Then it became 2:1 in the 1990s. I'm guessing that, probably in another 10 years, these same RDA experts will recommend a calcium to magnesium ratio of 1:1. Ted recommends taking no Calcium supplementation in your diet because western foods are all over-fortified with calcium now. Calcium causes acidity inside the cells when taken in excess and when magnesium is lacking in the diet. Magnesium regulates Calcium in the body.

12. No Fruits. In general most fruits contain citric acid and sugar -- especially the citrus fruits. In a healthy body that can cope with the acid and sugars from fruits it is fine to eat fruits in moderation. But if you are ill with an acid-loving and sugar-loving disease like candida or cancer then any acid or sugar food like fruits will actually promote spread because eating fruits uses up your alkaline body bicarbonates during digestion. This further weakens the immune system, increases blood acidity and helps diseases like cancer to dominate the body. You can eat fruit extracts that don't contain fructose, such as red wine extract, grape seed extract, etc.

13. No Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) allowed for the same reasons as aspartame. The antidote to MSG is taurine amino acid which is mainly found in fish. See this link on MSG.

14. Avoid GMO foods. The most common GMO food is actually wheat. But there is also soy GMO. All soy products which are made from a chemical process -- including soy sauce, tofu etc. Are not allowed. But any soy products made from a natural and organic fermentation process are allowed. If you buy soya products like soya milk, make sure it is organic and contains soya flour. But if it contains soya protein then it has been made from a chemical process and also might be GMO (especially in the US).

15. Avoid distilled water and tap-water. Distilled water is "dead water" -- it completely lacks any important body minerals that natural spring-water contains. If you drink distilled water, this will actually act to pull important minerals out of your body during digestion. Tap-water nowadays -- due to water shortages -- is now re-cycled and chemically processed from sewage (especially in cities) and stored in reservoirs that are fed with water tables polluted with agricultural fertilizers and pesticides, so goodness knows what evil goodies tap-water contains. Enough said I think. Drink fresh mineral or spring water or create your own mineral water instead. You should always drink 1 -- 2 glasses of water at mealtimes. This helps digestion and will improve your urine conductivity reading, provided your body minerals are in balance.

16. Use Sea Salt rather than refined table salt for all your cooking and eating needs. Sea salt contains many beneficial natural minerals, is alkaline, and also aids nutrient absorption and acts like a protective anti-biotic in the body which helps to protect the intestines and liver. Sea salt is also far more alkaline than refined table salt which is normally acid.

17. Try and avoid all (chemically) processed food if you can. Try and eat foods that are made from natural processes without excess heating or use of chemicals. Read food labels carefully before you buy.

18. Whenever you eat your meals, it is always best to eat bigger meals at breakfast and lunch. Your evening dinner should be small and eaten early at about 5:00 pm because shortly after this time, your body goes into another mode. This mode slows down digestion, making it inefficient, which actually impairs digestion, such that large amounts of food can end up sitting and stagnating in your intestines for anything up to twelve12 hours. This encourages and results in acidity, pathogen growth and poisons being absorbed into the body from the intestines. So, better as a habit, to eat a much smaller quantity of food at dinner in the evening to ensure healthy and complete digestion of food before sleep."

Replies
11/21/2013: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Bill,

Thank you so much for your detailed and informative post. I am sure this post will be helpful to many people!

~Mama to Many~"

11/21/2013: Oregano from On, Canada replies: "Hello, in my estimation, the best anti-candida remedy ever is slow release caprylic acid. Best regards."
11/22/2013: Timh from Ky, Usa replies: "B: Thanx very much for your in-depth post and good luck on you're new book!

A little testimonial from my case for addendum.

As concerning one of you're previous post on the use of pharms for fungal infections I will dis-agree a bit on total abstinence. In my case, I simply hadn't the will or ability to adhere to the strict protocols offered here. So here's my history w/ the phams for fungal. First, I'm no big fan of pharm and much prefer naturals but in severe cases and for short periods of time I think there is some big advantages that may proove beneficial for many.

I first tried 2 50, 000 iu caps of Nystatin w/ very good results in the gut. Adsorption of food, meds, and supplements was substantially increased. One cap a day for a few days and I had made progress way better than many natural substances, even MMS.

In July 13 I tried my first Lufeneuron 750mg. Two hrs latter felt nothing so took another and begin experiencing some substantial die-off for several hrs latter. Continued w/ 1 750mg daily for the duration of the twelve caps in the bottle. Overall the Lufeneuron did show some improvement but only for a short period and I concluded there would need modifications. I finally obtained some Ketoconazole 200mg and got about the same results as L. My liver function put major restriction on the Keto use so this further hampered any progress. Then I remembered reading something about the safety & effacasy of combining Lufeneuron & conazole type antifungals. I took one 750 mg L w/ evening meal and fallowed w/ Ketoconazole 200mg w/ very powerful results. If the kill effect of L=1x and the power of K=1x, by my estimation, the power of L+K would = at least 4x and proly more. I think this combo renders the fungus completely defenseless. I did this combo about twice weekly for two months w/ substantial improvement but no sign of near complete remission.

Now, on to Borax. I used the oral route very little at first but slowly increased but never to the recommended dosage but opted for 1/4 cup in hot baths combined w/ Berberine and fallowed w/ colloidal silver w/ only modest effects. After having begun the Liposomal Encapsulation Technique w/ vit-c and gth I thought about LET'ing two spoons of borax. The first dose proved immediately releiving so I fallowed w/ 2 more on that day. The taste is quite tolerable and a little chaser makes for no aftertaste. After the first 16oz batch, I was really feeling better, much better. I also highly suspect mycobacterium and mycoplasma infection along w/ candida and likiely aspergilus, so this lipo borax seems to be dealing a broadspectrum death to these pathogens w/ no significant die-off to report. I only yesterday started my second batch. I know of no other testimonials or trials on lipo borax and this is my first post, but do carefully consider the (so far) major good results I am experiencing w/ this method. Other plausable applications would be in cancer protocols as the lipo application of borax may proove possibly way more effective for cancer killing than the traditional bsm/sodium bicarbonate delivery method in comparison."

11/22/2013: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "To Timh:

Anti-candida/yeasts,

I had great result with Nystatin also. Important to note Nystatin is NOT a statin drug."

11/22/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Oregano, does that mean a tablespoon a day of Coconut Oil?"
11/22/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Timh...Much thanks for sharing your insight as to your own considerable problems. I very much appreciate your feedback concerning candida as regarding what you've tried and what works because the only feedback I tend to get is from the people that I directly try and help and the rest comes from studying research and testimonials which is always ongoing. This also gives me a chance to trade some ideas about candida with you.

I was quite intrigued with your use of liposomal vit c and glutathione. I've also used these forms and made them at home using lecithin etc because its so much cheaper than paying ridiculous sums of money for the same stuff. I even wondered whether it was possible to make liposomal fulvic acid, but that's another story. I must also add that your use of lipo borax is very innovative and is definitely worth using according to your very positive results.

But one idea that might also be useful for you is perhaps to make another form a liposomal nutrient such as with potassium iodide. I am considering trying this for several reasons. KI is a strong anti-oxidant which strengthens the thyroid and which also helps to re-supply many other iodine storage sites all over the body. But the real reason to use iodide in the liposomal form is that it helps to more efficiently deliver iodide rapidly to the cells.

It's well know that iodides, chlorides and vitamin c are essential ammunition for the immune system. The immune system phagocytes, neutrophils etc use these substances in their pro-oxidant forms to destroy pathogens in the body. When a pathogen is detected then the stored chlorides within the phagocyte are rapidly converted to hypochlorous acid(HOCL) and this is sprayed outside the phagocyte all over the pathogen in what's called a respiratory burst and the pathogen is thus destroyed by pro-oxidant action. Similarly and in the same sort of way, iodides within the phagocyte are rapidly converted to hypoiodous acid(HOI) and sprayed outside the phagocyte during a respiratory burst for the same beneficial result. Furthermore, specific enzymes within the neutrophil or phagocyte also require hydrogen peroxide to complete these conversions from chlorides and iodides to HOCL and HOI respectively. The vit c stored in the phagocytes is what is converted into hydrogen peroxide which is also sprayed out onto the pathogen to good effect and which is also needed to convert these anti-oxidant forms of both chlorides and iodides into their more active and useful pro-oxidant forms in order to destroy all invading pathogens(including candida). Therefore by greatly increasing vit c, iodides and chlorides in the body -- you effectively are supplying greater ammunition to the immune system for its fight against pathogens. Interestingly, I have also read that HOI is seven times more effective against pathogens than HOCL.

So my suggestion to you is this: Why not create a lipo form that consists of an aqueous mixture of both potassium iodide and sodium ascorbate to more greatly enhance your immune system (to supply it with more ammunition)? As far as I understand it, and from my descriptions in the above paragraph, I think that this combination may well have much greater beneficial effects on your immune system than just taking lipo vit c on its own. You could also make another more effectve lipo version by just adding lugols iodine to sodium ascorbate or ascorbic acid in solution. This would convert all the iodine -- the molecular iodine -- to the iodide form. Its reaction with ascorbic acid also creates dehydroascorbic acid which has exactly the same properties as ascorbic acid or ascorbate -- but only the dehydro form is able to more easily penetrate the blood/bone and blood/brain barriers for a much wider beneficial effect than the iodide form on its own with vit c.

Time ant time again I also read about people who adopt a new anti-candida protocol, which does quite well for a while and then they simply hit a brick wall with little further improvement in their candida or other problems. So I ask myself the following questions about candida:

How does candida avoid anti-fungals and the immune system?

Where and how does candida hide to avoid the immune system and ant-fungals?

I've already explained how candida can avoid antifungals by hiding in biofilms, by breeding with host cells, by hiding in the blood, tissues and organs etc but this still dose not seem to adequately explain why so many people hit this brick wall when trying to get rid of their candida issues.

Then I happened to read a testimonial about a woman who decided to try nystatin dissolved in water as an enema. She apparently cured her own serious candida problems(which she had had for years) with rapid improvement in only a matter of weeks by using the enema approach. This also made complete sense to me, because if the candida has already spread throughout the intestines all the way down to your caecum and colon in force then it seems quite reasonable to ague that whatever you orally take as an anti-candida remedy will be completely dissipated, absorbed, used up, exhausted etc by the time it reaches the caecum and colon area and so that's why these oral remedies will be ineffective against candida in the caecum/colon area. This therefore allows the candida to easily set up its untouched headquarters and poison factories in the colon/caecum area because anything that you are taking via the oral route will simply not be effective in reaching this area.

So it would seem to make complete sense to more effectively attack the candida simultaneously from both ends of the alimentary canal at the same time. And although the girl who cured herself used a simple water-nystatin enema, there are certainly other methods and possibilities that you could try.

For instance, you could also use a simple suppository made of frozen coconut oil. In fact, they sell these preformed coconut oil suppositories in the Philippines and I've tried them -- they are very easy to use and convenient. You just put them in the freezer and when they are frozen hard you just slip them quickly into the rectum. The coconut oil rapidly melts and disperse in the rectum at body temperature and, if I made my own suppositories from coconut oil, I would probably also add a few drops of lugol's iodine as well as add drops of turpentine to greatly strengthen this remedy. The size of these coconut suppositories is about an inch long and of similar circular dimensions to toothpaste. As an afterthought, there's also no reason why you couldn't use these frozen coconut oil suppositories in the uterus to similarly destroy local candida.

I must also add here that just taking suppositories to get rid of candida in the lower intestines is not the end of the story because what you are doing with the enema or suppository approach will only get rid of the headquarters of candida in just the intestines. But, in serious candida issues, you will still have to continue taking oral protocols that act to remove candida and other pathogens from the blood, tissues and organs(outside the intestines). If you don't remove the systemic or mycelial form from your blood then this form will just act to come back and re-populate your intestines and you will have made very little progress to a cure."

11/23/2013: Timh from Ky, Usa replies: "Thanx for the extensive & informative reply, Bill. Since my lipo-c tends to be overly irritating to the esophagus and tummy, your suggested sodium ascorbate just might be the answer; and in combo w/ iodine certainly seems like a better advantage.

As for rectal administration, I have historically used povidone Iodne plus coffee enema w/ decent success. But lately I use a mixture of commercial grade veg. oil plus appropriate measure of grapefruitseed extract w/ very good results. My case is so severe that before getting out-of-bed, my colon is so contaminated that I require multiple hydrogen peroxide enemas (measured & mixed w/ water for suitable administration) until I finally get "cleaned out" and still require the oil based grapefruitseed extract. This has been going on many yrs and the severity, in comparison to others, is to the point of embarrassing mentally, and near death physically. The best abstract explanation I can provide is the Hulda Clark heavy metals/zenobiotics in combo w/ (in my case 3 species of parasites/worms I.e. fluke, tape, and round and at this point I think only eggs, cyst, and stages) and the attending pathogens and very bad stuff like malonic acid, to the max degree. I have been in the trenches for 3 yrs now and am surprisingly still alive. If not for the recent lipo trt I would proly be dead, although I have not yet tried some of the advanced MMS protocols that are good at reducing the nausea (which was a big problem for me). There are also symbolic aspects that may betray malicious spiritual intent. As w/ many severe chronic illnesses one questions for causes as the possibility of accident seems small in comparison to very likely evil design. Maybe going to far here, but there is some plausibility to it all, unlike primitive peoples who understood their diseases mostly thrugh shamans probing and exorcising the "evil spirits". Unfortunately they had not a correct measure of balance of science/spirt to validate their superstitions.

Back to the lipo, I have not yet published the results but now seems appropriate although maybe premature, the standard black walnut hulls, clove, and wormwood plus grapefruitseed extract, garlic extract, and oregano extract. The first 16oz batch was consumed through out the evening w/ the lower back tightening feeling that is my key indicator of para/path killing, and experience die-off symptoms for 2 days whereupon I drank another half batch w/ some seeming breakthrough results. That night fallowing the second batch, I experienced significant viral loading in the gut/liver whereupon 2 250mg bht fallowed by one cap chanka paedra w/ much relief. The lipo borax seems to compliment the lipo herbal very well and I am going steady w/ 2 doses each daily and seem to be slowly improving and beginning to have some real hope.

Back to the lipo gth, if I may indulge. Before finishing the first batch, I experienced mass parasite & pathogen mobilization which also included viral. On one occasion there was a crisis situation that would proly have lead to very high fever and possibly kidney or heart damage but one good dose lipo-c resolved the issue within minutes; so I thank dr Levy for his practice and teachings as this application proly saved my life.

So, I am stimulated by your proposal to try the aforementioned lipo iodine/c protocol as I certainly need it.

Also, am going to try lipo cilantro prior to foot spa for the removal of heavy metals, in lue of a more risky lipo edta. Any info on lipo oxygen? Seems possible. Ozone is bubbled into water or olive oil, why not water/lecithin? "

11/23/2013: Lola from London replies: "How does one make a lipo version of vitamins and nutrients?"


11/07/2013: Nancy from Dyer,indiana: "Hi, I have Hashimotos along with a candida problem. I have tried taking Lugols iodine in the past but have trouble with my heart racing. Do you have any suggestions for what I should do? Will I ever be able to take iodine? I've read about all of the great benefits of iodine, especially for removing heavy metals, of which I know I also have. I am taking zeolite for this. Is this okay to take along with the candida protocol? Thanks for your feedback!"

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11/07/2013: Mike 62 from Denver, Colorado replies: "Nancy: You are struggling with lackluster results, courtesy of people tinkering with mother nature. They dispense nuggets of bad advice. They lure you in with their titles and philosophies. When I read a story like yours I shake my head in amazement. God made goodies that prevent and cure all diseases. Eating the best foods increases the respiratory quocient, raises zeta potential, zaps the pathogens, improves digestion, repairs the tissues, resets the immune system, balances the hormones, and removes the toxins. Savvy people gleefully indulge in God's Goodies."
11/08/2013: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Dear Nancy,

If Lugol's is too much iodine for your system, you could try taking some Kelp instead. One Kelp capsule (or 1/4 t. kelp powder) would be a lot less iodine than Lugol's.

Some people use Bentonite Clay baths to remove heavy metals from their systems. It might be an option that would work for you if iodine won't work for you.

~Mama to Many~"

11/08/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Nancy...It's been my experience that candida is always usually regarded as a fairly trivial disease by many people. Until, through time, candida ends up completely dominating your own body because of a poor cure approach, poor diet and poor lifestyle. Perhaps the best description of candida's permanence in the body and its ability to dominate so easily is best described by a passage from my new candida book, which is shown here to illustrate just how robust, adaptable, dangerous and unique candida is as a pathogen:

"If bacteria and viruses are the regular enemy troops that attack our bodies and our immune system, then you should regard candida as their Special Forces or as a highly competent guerrilla terrorist force that can hide in your body using biofilms; candida can breed with the host cells, thereby easily adjusting to medicines; candida can cause cravings in its host for its favourite food: sugar. It is both a saprophytic yeast and a fungal parasite with a dual form that is always associated with many other pathogenic forms and diseases and one that uses superior chemical warfare to continually weaken our immune system via its waste products, which act to poison and wreak havoc in our bodies with excessive levels of aldehydes, alcohols and poisonous proteins... Knowing what I now know about candida and the effects of their waste products, I would far rather be infected with bacteria or a virus than from any fungus like candida"

The point that I'm trying to make here is that you will not find success if you just use the allopathic approach or if you think like the majority of doctors out there. My own research on candida has shown me that candida can covertly also be associated with a huge number of diseases. Dr William Shaw has proven from his own research that, so far, candida has definite causative associations with serious diseases such as Autism, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer's Disease, ADHD, SLE, Crohn's disease, IBS, Esophigitis, Down Syndrome, colitis, PDD, Seizures, Depression, CFS, Fibromyalgia etc. -- the list is large and his research on these associations is by no means finished or complete.

It must therefore be appreciated that that candida is not a trivial or easy disease to cure because it is so robust and adaptive as a pathogen. So you are not going to cure a serious candida problem by just taking two pills in the morning and two pills in the evening. The best way to cure candida is to focus more on its unique behaviours. In order to kill and remove the dominance of candida infection and help to rebalance your own body's health the following strategy has been very successful for me and for other sufferers:

Anti-Candida and Anti-Pathogen Protocols

Anti-Biofilm Protocols

Essential Detox Protocols

Liver Support Protocols

Vitamin and Mineral Support (Immune System Support)

The Health Defence Diet

The main anti-candida protocol that I would recommend is shown on EC at this link. For a brief view of the actual anti-candida protocol activity -- see the link below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8GpBF_xWPFYcjdwU29lTlB4ZEU/edit?usp=sharing

I must also confess that I have since updated the protocol to include the option of either taking protease enzymes such as nattokinase and serrapeptse or to supplement the turpentine/kerosene protocols. Protease enzymes actively remove candida biofilms rapidly. Turpentine/kerosene also helps to remove biofilms rapidly but also acts as a strong anti-oxidant that kills a wide range of pathogens including candida and also helps to neutralize and remove poisons in the body. I will update the main protocol soon when I have some time, but these new additional protocols are also described fully in my new book which is for sale on EC.

Currently, I have been helping two fairly desperate women with their severe candida problems. Both have tried the allopathic approach and other alternative methods with little or no success. Both are now doing well after only about a month and a half on the anti-candida protocol, with significant improvement in their conditions. One of these women also has CFS and, after taking the full protocol for only one month she said that she now felt great with significant energy increase, few myalgia pains and depression gone. The other woman was also elated because she was overweight and since going on the candida protocol she has lost 22 lbs with little physical effort. Both these women appear to be returning back to balanced health again. I must also emphasize that both these candida sufferers have been regularly supplementing the turpentine protocol(distilled gum sap of pine) in their daily regimens, apparently with great success and few side-effects."

11/08/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Nancy....I forgot to answer your questions and worries with the lugols iodine protocol. I know from the research of Dr Brownstein, Dr Guy Abraham and others from the Iodine Utilization Project that their research shows that both iodine and certain essential minerals are always lacking in our diets -- such as selenium, magnesium and zinc as well as certain vitamins like Vitamin C and the B vitamins -- which may be responsible for the Hashimoto's condition as well as causing other thyroid problems in the body. Their research has found that you should always take the Iodine Companion Nutrients whenever you supplement lugol's Iodine.

The full advised Lugol's Iodine Protocol -- with companion nutrients -- is shown at this link. Furthermore, in my own anti-candida protocol, which also uses lugol's iodine, I have also ensured that the the iodine companion nutrients are fully incorporated into the protocol.

I must also mention that one of the women that I am currently helping with serious candida issues also initially complained that she had problems -- heart palpitations -- whenever she supplemented LI and was unable to use it. But she wasn't taking the companion nutrients. So when she started taking the companion nutrients as well as the LI she found that there were no problems or side-effects, and she is now doing really well on the protocol.

The point here is that Hashimto's is a very up and down problem. My way of thinking tells me this is completely due to both a lack of iodine and is also related to a lack of essential nutrients and anti-oxidants that support the thyroid process and which are entirely dependent on diet -- on what you eat every day. So I think that you will find that when you start taking the proper companion nutrients together with supplementing the lugol's iodine, then your thyroid problems should be much improved as a consequence with few side-effects. And as I've already said, both the lugols and the companion nutrients are already incorporated into the candida protocol that I use."

11/09/2013: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Hello Bill from San Fernando,

Thank you from all your articulate work on candida.

I've had success with nystatin. You've probably talked about it but would you comment on nystatin's place in an anti yeast protocol.

Thanks"

11/09/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Dave...Thanks for your question about Nystatin. I've researched the history of nystatin and I have read hundreds, if not thousands, of testimonials as to its failure or success against candida. From all this evidence, I'm afraid that I have little regard or respect for Nystatin's efficacy against candida.

I think where I should start is by first defining what I mean by a cure. A cure from any disease occurs when you take a nutrient(s) or drug(s) for say 3 months for a particular disease, during which time all symptoms of the disease disappear. Then you STOP taking that particular drug or nutrient and you remain healthy and disease free. To be absolutely clear, I do not regard a person as being cured from candida problems(or any other disease for that matter) if he or she has to take Nystatin or other drugs for the rest their life. All you are doing with such a protocol is merely treating and perhaps suppressing the symptoms as well as giving a considerable sum of money to the drugs companies for a non-cure protocol.

In my own readings of testimonials on blogs from people who have taken nystatin for candida, many have found it useless while others have managed to get rid of candida locally for a short while but then, after of one or two months, the candida suddenly comes raging back into their bodies and -- lo and behold!! -- nystatin no longer has any effect whatsoever because candida has adjusted to it.

The same story applies to the azole family of anti-fungals and to the Amphotericin A and B forms of anti-fungals. Similar to anti-biotics, allopathic anti-fungals have, in my opinion, been over-used so that candida is now easily able to either hide away in biofilms to avoid them or has already adjusted to these anti-fungals. Modern medicine also fully recognizes its huge weaknesses in both the diagnosis and treatment of candida as these links to several critical medical reviews show:

Biological diagnosis of systemic candidiasis: difficulties and future prospects

Recurrent Candidiasis: One Step Forward, Still Backward.

Why Do Doctors Often Miss Candida Diagnosis?

Furthermore, nystatin has a fairly high toxicity profile and is also poorly absorbed into the blood from the intestines. Therefore, nystatin will only ever have any efficacy locally -- just in the intestines or uterus for example. Nystatin therefore has no applicable use or efficacy in getting rid of the fungal form or disseminated systemic form of candida(that has already spread into the blood, tissues and organs). So this is yet another reason why the candida either never goes away or just keeps coming back when you use nystatin.

It is also widely recognized that nystatin users suffer from something that the medical profession describes as "The Rebound Effect". This effect occurs when you take nystatin and the candida symptoms are improved or supressed but when you stop using the Nystatin -- then the symptoms and disease come roaring back. As I've said already, this effect or outcome does not fit my own definition of a cure.

Another interesting but useless fact about nystatin is its name. Nystatin was invented or discovered by two women researchers -- Elizabeth Hazen and Rachel Brown -- in 1950 from the New York Health Department -- hence the name NY-Stat(e)-in."


07/30/2013: Ivana from Winnipeg , Mb: "Hi Bill, can I do this while I am still nursing my baby? Or do I need to be done nursing and then start the anti-candida diet ? Thank you."


Bill's Candida Book

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Bill's Candida Protocol

11/25/2013: Oliver from New Zealand: "Hi Bill or Earth Clinic, I was wondering could you take turpentine and h202 therapy not at the same times but 2 hours apart or would this be to hard on the body? Also if you have mercury fillings is ok to take h202? Cheers oliver"

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11/26/2013: Bill from San Fernando, The Philippines replies: "Hi Oliver...If you took turpentine with hydrogen peroxide, then this would not effect the turps much but the hydrogen peroxide itself would become water and oxygen. The reason for this is because the beneficial iso-pinenes within turpentine have anti-oxidant action whereas HP has pro-oxidant action, so they will react. The iso-pinenes will thus be converted to their oxidized forms and the HP is simply converted to water and oxygen. Moreover, the oxidized iso-pinenes are still useful to the body, whereas hydrogen peroxide's ability to chelate metals, kill pathogens etc is entirely lost when it is reduced to water and oxygen. This is why you should never take HP during meals and also why you should never take HP together or at the same time as anti-oxidants. I always take HP on its own on an empty stomach because of the fact that it is so reactive.

Regarding mercury fillings, I only have one mercury filling in my mouth(over 40 years old). But I still use 3% HP both topically(skin, ears, nose) and internally regularly. The way I see it, hydrogen peroxide -- even if it did react with your mercury fillings -- would neutralize mercury's affects in the body because HP safely chelates and removes heavy metals. Furthermore, supplementing other nutrients such as liquid forms of chlorella, sodium thiosulfate and even the cilantro that you eat will also react with mercury in this manner.

It's probably easier to think more simply about your alternatives like this. If you don't take the HP then you will not get the benefits of HP. But if you do take HP, then this will help your body to kill pathogens, remove heavy metals, oxygenate the cells etc.

It would therefore seems to me that the benefits of HP, even if you do have mercury fillings in your mouth, far outweighs the benefits of not taking HP, especially when you consider that we really shouldn't have mercury fillings in our teeth in the first place.

If you are stiil concerned about the effects of HP on mercury fillings, you can avoid the oral and digestive route entirely by simply combining DMSO and HP together in the appropriate amounts and use the transdermal route(through the skin directly into the blood). However, if you are using the oral/digestive route for supplementing HP for a problem in your intestines then the transdermal route, using DMSO, may not be so effective."


Bill's Protocol

03/10/2014: Healthseeker from Usa: "Help requested from Bill from San Fernando:

Bill, having cured yourself from candida, I was hoping you could share the diet you followed and what food you ate and didn't eat. I totally get the no sugar part but do you also have to eliminate carb. vegetables? I cannot eat ANY dairy, eggs or beef and really struggle to find the right balance of fat, protein and carbs to feel satisfied and not hungry again in an hour or two. Also how to deal with the severe carb/sugar cravings. Could that be a die off reaction? Thank you Bill for your time and any advice."

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03/11/2014: Bill from San Fenando, Philippines replies: "Hi HealthSeeker...Candida produces many mycotoxins, which can variously and adversely affect the body in many ways. They can radically affect digestion, cause tissue pain and affect the mind(depression). Candida also produces toxins that closely mimic tissue receptors causing autoimmune reactions, inflammation etc. in the body. So its not surprising that these candida mycotoxins can also affect and upset our hormones(insulin), thus causing sugar cravings.

Whenever you kill large amounts of candida in the body, this causes a large release of mycotoxins into the blood when the candida cells are destroyed and broken up. This will usually cause an exaggeration of candida symptoms for a while but should eventually reduce as the body gets rid of these poisons. So if you're killing alot of candida on a daily basis, then these candida poisons may act to increase your cravings for sugar or carbs for a while because of these toxins.

Here are some helpful nutrients that should help to both reduce the cravings and heal the intestines.

Glutamine -- 1000 mgs twice a day with meals. Taken with food.

Take B50 Complex every day with food.

Niacin or niacinamide -- 500 mgs twice a day.

Pantothenic Acid -- Vitamin B5 -- 500 mgs twice day.

Pantethine -- 500 mgs twice a day.

Vitamin C -- 1000 mgs three times a day.

Molybdenum(Sodium Molybdate) -- Take at least 900 mcgs three times a day. Acts to neutralize the candida aldehyde and alcohol toxins in the body and also kills candida at the same time. This mineral also helps to reduce excess copper in the body which is another virulence factor for candida. See this link.

Hydrgoen Peroxide(food grade) -- One capful of 3% HP in a liter of water as Ted from Bangkok recommends. Drink a liter a day. Always take HP alone away from food. Always ensure that you take HP at least an hour either side of taking any anti-oxidants or supplements.

When I cured my own candida, I never went on a diet persay because I did not know about diets all those years ago. Consequently it took me a whole year of taking specific nutrients to cure my own candida problems. With my current candida protocol, which also involves a diet, I've cured people of candida in four months, provided they don't abbreviate the protocol and strictly follow it as recommended and don't take shortcuts or cheat. Mind you, when I came to the Philippines my diet changed radically anyway -- very little supermarket food, mostly market-bought food. This obviously helped me to cure my candida. But it still took me a year to get rid of my candida with all symptoms -- which is why going on a proper diet will always help to accelerate a cure. The diet I recommend is shown here. Avoid all wheat, sugar, dairy, yeast foods and allopathic drugs -- these are the main priorities. You can eat white meat(fish, chicken) but avoid all red meat. Red meat contains iron which tends to increase candida biofilms in the intestines and makes candida more virulent.

I also hope that you will forgive me for not recommending specific foods as you requested. To do this and do it justice and give reasons would take a book. That's why I only ever recommend foods groups that are natural and contain no agri-chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals etc. In other words -- avoid all processed foods and eat as healthy as you can."


02/25/2014: Shellie from Kelowna, Bc: "Regarding Bill's Bill's Anti-Candida Protocol... I have a question. I take Adalat (Nifedepine) 60 mg 1 x per day for high blood pressure. I am concerned about how doing any heavy metal cleanses might affect me and my medication.

I feel like the answer to curing my high blood pressure is by doing a toxic/metal cleanse, a liver and gallbladder cleanse and cleaning up my diet. I don't use table salt, but pink Himalayan salt and I try my best to avoid processed foods. I do green juices to help alkalize and take spirulina in small doses.

But as I said, I am afraid that doing a cleanse will also remove the medication that keeps my blood pressure down. Though I think the cleanses will cure the blood pressure problem, I worry that my bp will spike severely if either I don't take my medication and to the cleanse...or even take the medication while doing the cleanse. What advice and/or information can you give me regarding this? I'd like to clean out my body in the safest way. I am suspecting I have a slight candida problem as I have daily flatulence...not a normal level of it...it's alot and sometimes very, very smelly. I also have a hard time losing weight."

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02/25/2014: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Shellie, before doing a cleanse, you might want to try "cleaning up" your diet. That might be the safest "cleanse"."
02/25/2014: Mike62 from Denver replies: "Shellie: Mmsg is right. Eating the best food the right way nourishes the cells and detoxes the poisons. Active nutrients lower the energies of the pathogens. When the energy of the cells is higher they zap the pathogens with electricity. There is a video of a woman who lowered her bp from 145/90 to 125/80 while taking her bp meds in 5 days. Sick fat people tend to diet. This is not wise. Increasing the metabolism is the solution. When I was in your shoes all the emotions I felt were negative, confusion, worry, and fear. Today I feel better than in my entire life. I take 80% raw carbs, activated barley, home brewed water kefir from whole sugars and whole flours, raw wildflower honey, and fruit, mainly banana, 5% fiber, 10% raw protein, and 5%/g of fats, 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 flax oil. I take all organic and grass fed. I take the carbs, oils, and proteins together every hour with water."


01/30/2014: Eliminatecandida from Texas: "Hi I am a 29 year old female. I have tried millions of treatments and protocols to get rid of candida overgrowth for over a year. My main symptoms are lower abdominal distention and mild cramping along with a dry, white, fluffy discharge from "down there." I am now thinking of trying borax or even turpentine but I read that borax can damage the reproductive system and cause infertility. My main goal is to hopefully become pregnant soon and have a healthy child. Have you ever heard of this result? How long do you think I would need to be taking borax before trying to conceive. Thank you"

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01/30/2014: Om from Hope, Bc, Canada replies: "To Eliminate Candida from Texas -----from Om

Nonsense. Read Walter Last online and you will see Borax is feared by health business and big pharma. So it had to be demonized .Australia is fiercely opposed to natural medicines, as for instance Essiac cannot even be imported. Walter Last explains also about Merk's lies in their book on medicine, scaring people in Europe off Turpentine and Kerosene treatments which have even been used many hundreds of years ago. They are cheap and effective. The lies and disinformation proliferate everywhere.

One has to learn by following up and studying, then the Truth comes out. It seems to me that this is not the age of information but the age of deceit and disinformation for the sake of greed. Namaste, Om"

01/31/2014: Janet from Usa replies: "Biotic silver has helped me, along with strong probiotics. Of course, no sugar should be eaten (including limiting fruits) - sugar feeds the candida yeast."


01/21/2014: Daniel from Vancouver: "Hi there, my name's Daniel. I've been suffering with Candida for over 3 years now I'd say. I came down with thrush years ago all over my lips. It's been a constant in my life since that day. I also have stomach problems, not being able to eat in the morning and bloating. I feel as though at this point the infection has spread to full body it can't possibly not.

My question is how long will I have to do Bill's Candida regime for in order to see a full body result?"


11/28/2013: Lshep from San Diego, Ca: "Hello Bill, My first post to Earth Clinic, hopefully I am doing it correctly. I am trying to find information on how to treat my 8 yo daughters candida skin infection. It is between her buttocks. She has had a small patch as long as I can remember (an infant) and not only did that never go away, it has grown and now there are several large patches between the buttocks and even one in between the butt and top of the thigh. They are painful! A doctor had prescribed the over the counter athlete's foot cream before but that doesn't seem to do much. I am reading the remedies here and the info is amazing, but I am confused, especially when I try to think of how to dilute it for an 8 yo. I am thinking I can do Lugol's (which I have on hand), 1/8 tsp baking soda in water 3x's day and then apply MoM directly to the patches? I think I want to shy away from the borax for now (unless you think it is crucial). I would love your input. Thank you so much in advance! Blessings, Laura"

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11/28/2013: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, Tn. replies: "Try colloidal silver and the game is over. ===RH=="
11/29/2013: Om from Hope, Bc, Canada replies: "To Robert Henry from Om:

Would you be able to tell me how to make colloidal silver correctly? Do I need to check the ppm with what? I usually heat the dist. water but it still takes a long time before I notice the slight yellow tone appearing. Then, upon storing it takes on a deeper shade to gold.

I think highly of colloidal silver abilities . Will it cure mites in humans and animals? I have had good results with rosacea. I really would value your reply. Namaste, Om"


10/02/2013: Kacper from Cracow, Poland: "Hello, I'm 25 year old male and I think I'm struggling with a case of candida, represented by occasional oral thrush, frequent social anxiety, athlete's foot, hairloss possibly caused by recurring dandruff, gum swelling and sinus swelling/pressure, bloating, asthma trigerred at the age of 6 by living in a moldy house for 2 weeks, allergies, acid reflux and frequent burping after I eat my usual diet and a few more symptoms...

I would like to hear your (Bill's) opinion on a few subjects:

1. Is it absolutely necessary to cut out all the carbs while staying on the diet? I work out hard at the gym and one time when I went on a slow carb diet (from the 4hour body book) I ate mostly legumes, eggs, meat and lots of vegetables and it actually made my candida symptoms subside quite severely but I had very little energy and lost quite a lot of strength (eg. On bench press) Can I for example replace the carbs with VCO? You once wrote that:

"Coconut oil is a medium chain triglyceride, a much shorter molecule, which never gets stored in the body but is processed directly by the liver into glycogen -- which is why it is so useful for diabetics as a source of energy"

So I thought that maybe it could replace my carbs during the candida diet. An if not, what fats can I use to up my calorie intake during the diet?

2. Can I eat eggs on the diet? I read in one of Ted's posts that egg white is an anti nutrient and should be avoided. Eggs eaten everyday seem to cause my salivary gland swelling (but strangely, not always) an I think I may be allergic to them.

3. I plan to alkalize (since I just recently discovered that my urinary PH showed 5.0 in a lab test 4 years ago, which is very, very bad acording to Ted) and firstly buy some magnesium to try to balance my minerals, since I have high blood pressure and am afraid of taking the baking soda for now. However I read in one of Ted's recent posts that a magnesium is bad on the candida diet, to be exact, he wrote 08/25/2013:

"Magnesium promotes candida overgrowth and certain fungus issues, but the effects can be reduced if it is 60% magnesium chloride mixed with 5% ammonium chloride solution, and take it as drops say 5 drops added during meals twice a day with a pinch of sea salt."

What is your opinion on this? Also back to the alkalizing, could drinking the maintenance amount of alkalizing remedies counteract heavy consumption of protein from meats, eggs, cheese etc? I workout a lot in a gym and just have to eat many protein rich foods...

4. Another thing that bothers me is Ted's recent opinion on vitamin C, you say that sodium ascorbate is best on the candida diet, but Ted recently advocated use of ascorbic acid to treat candida, he wrote in response to a lady seeking treatment for her daughter:

"if you give her 500 mg of ascorbic acid only every hour for at least 12 to 18 hours on the first day, she should improve. This is because a fungus does not like acidic forms of vitamin C."

Your opinion on the subject would be very helpful.

5. Another one regarding recent Ted's post, he wrote recently that

"Borax is a known remedy to get rid of fungus too, but is only maybe 1/8 teaspoon in 1 or 2 liter of
water and use that as drinking water."

In your protocol you suggest taking 1/4 teaspoon so I'm concerned, just don't want to overdose the borax.

Thanks in advance for the response, I love your site and try to learn as much as I can from you.

Kacper."

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10/05/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Kacper... In answer to your questions:

1. Is it absolutely necessary to cut out all the carbs while staying on the diet? I work out hard at the gym and one time when I went on a slow carb diet (from the 4hour body book) I ate mostly legumes, eggs, meat and lots of vegetables and it actually made my candida symptoms subside quite severely but I had very little energy and lost quite a lot of strength (eg. On bench press) Can I for example replace the carbs with VCO?

You should at least reduce your carb intake because carbs convert to sugar in the body and sugar feeds candida. The VCO medium chain tryglycerides convert to glyocogen or ketone bodies which the liver produces when you suddenly need energy. This pathway, involving ketone bodies, is not controlled by insulin which is why supplementing VCO is so beneficial. These ketone bodies that are derived from coconut oil are useful for energy in the human body because candida does not use them.

2. Can I eat eggs on the diet? I read in one of Ted's posts that egg white is an anti nutrient and should be avoided. Eggs eaten everyday seem to cause my salivary gland swelling (but strangely, not always) an I think I may be allergic to them.

Egg does tend to prevent absorbtion of nutrients which is true. So don't take supplements when you are eating eggs. But aside from that, eggs are a good source of protein and other nutrients for the body.

3. I plan to alkalize (since I just recently discovered that my urinary PH showed 5. 0 in a lab test 4 years ago, which is very, very bad acording to Ted) and firstly buy some magnesium to try to balance my minerals, since I have high blood pressure and am afraid of taking the baking soda for now. However I read in one of Ted's recent posts that a magnesium is bad on the candida diet, to be exact, he wrote 08/25/2013...

There are too many other benefits, particularly from Magnesium Chloride, so if you stopped taking this nutrient then you would not gain from its essential immune boosting and anti-aging qualities.

You can read all about it here: Http://drsircus.com/medicine/magnesium/

With minerals, its all about proper balanced intake. The right amount of calcium is good for you but too much or too littlle calcium in the diet is bad for you. Candida also loves Calcium, Iron and copper when it is in excess in the body. Both excess calcium and iron, in too large amounts, will cause the candida to form and grow more biofilms in your gut - makes candida more virulent. Similarly, even though it is believed that copper kills candida -- I have recently read some research which concluded that excess cooper in the body will act to make the fungal candida form(in the blood, organs an tissues) much more virulent. Like I've been saying -- it's all about balanced intake of minerals for the body.

Ascorbic Acid

I advise ascorbic acid as ascorbate in order to boost the immune system and help to detox the body. Ted also recommends the ascorbate form to boost the immune system. I don't know why Ted advises ascorbic acid against candida. I don't like ascorbic acid because it is an acid. Candida likes an acid environment.

Borax Water

The dose is usually dependent on whether you are a man or woman. Usually it is 1/4 teaspoon in a liter of water for men and only an 1/8 of a teaspoon for women. The reason for these differing dosages is due to the differences in hormone activity between men and women."

10/06/2013: Kacper from Cracow,poland replies: "Bill, thank you very much, I have much clearer view on the subject now.

I'll try to replace the carbs with VCO then, but don't know how much can I ingest safely without having a laxative effect, as some of the EC readers reported it may occur, I guess I'll have to check my tolerance then.

In your response you missed one thing important for me, that is the acidosis from protein consumption and how to counteract it with the alkalizing remedies. If I for example eat 2 or 2, 5 grams of protein for 1 kg of lean body mass a day, how much lime with baking soda should I take to balance it out, I don't think the standard dose would be enough....

Of course I plan to limit my protein consumption on the candida diet as you advocate, but I cannot drop it entirely and even after resigning from some meats I will probably still be ingesting considerable amount of protein.

One last thing I would like to ask you is about your new protocol using turpentine and digestive enzymes that I read on curezone about. If it really gets rid of candida much quicker than the standard protocol, I would like to know something more about it, since it is a fairly new subject you are working on as I assume and it hasn't been briefly described here. If it really is that good I'd be very happy to try it on my own.

Thank you once again, your work here is truly wonderful, I'm so glad I found your site."

10/07/2013: Bill from San Fernando, The Philippines replies: "Hi Kacper... In answer to your questions:

How much lemon/lime must I take to improve my acidosis?

If you have acid intestines, then this might actually be caused by too little acid from the stomach. The way to repair that is to take Betaine Hydrochloriide tablets together with pancreatin enzymes (that also contain bromelain and /or papain enzymes), at every meal. You should also take either the sodium bicarbonate with water protocol or take the the lemon/lime protocol one hour after eating all your meals. This protocol not only helps against candida but also builds up proper protective acid levels in your stomach while at the same time ensuring that final digestion in the duodenum is achieved at the proper alkaline to neutral pH.

See this link for a more detailed explanations on alkalizing: Http://earthclinic.com/Remedies/alkalizing_formulas.html

Turpentine or Protease enzymes vs Candida

Both Turpentine and protease enzymes will act to dissolve candida biofilms made of fibrin, thereby removing any hiding place for the candida. Turpentine also acts to rapidly kill the candida at the same time time as helping to neutralize toxins in the body as well. I've been using the 100 % gum spirit of turpentine for healthy gut and blood maintenance for the last 8 months or so and it is a good protocol and cheaper than using protease enzymes. I take one teaspoon (in the morning or evening) once a week. But if I had candida I woud take one teaspoon of turpentine -- with sugar(1 tspn) or with molasses(1 tspn) or with milk or with just water --. Once a day for only 10 days and then take 10 days off the protocol. So 10 days on turpentine, then 10 days off on a continuous basis for as long as needed. If you get a laxative effect then reduce the dosage -- so initially start small and build up to the one teaspoon dose slowly.

More info here: Http://earthclinic.com/Remedies/turpentine-kerosene.html

Http://www.health-science-spirit.com/kero.htm"

10/07/2013: Kacper from Cracow, Poland replies: "Thanks again Bill,

I think I'll first invest in some pocket PH meter and measure my salivary and urinary PH, to know if the alkalizing is sufficient. If it isn't I'll try to take some more of the baking soda and/or further reduce meat consumption. If even that won't help I'll buy some digestive enzyme supplements as you suggested.

As for the turpentine I have one last question for now, can I incorporate it into your standard candida protocol or do I have to take it as a separate protocol? I don't know if there are any interactions of turpentine with the supplements from your standard protocol.

Kacper"

10/09/2013: Bill from San Fernando, The Philippines replies: "Hi Kacper,

It's OK to take the turpentine with the anti-candida protocol. If you wish, you could also just take the turpentine protocol for a month on its own as a pre-protocol before taking the full candida protocol. This will help to initially dissolve all the candida biofilms mainly in the gut and will leave the candida and other associated pathogens with nowhere to hide. It also purifies the blood in the same way. Turpentine also kills bacteria, fungus and viruses, parasites and is also anti-xenobiotic -- which means that turpentine will act to remove any chemical, drug or poison that is foreign to the body. So if you are taking other medications then be aware that turpentine may also nullify these foreign drugs that are not body-friendly."

10/10/2013: Kacper from Cracow,poland replies: "Thanks again for a very helpful response Bill, if some more questions emerge on my way to recovery I'll post them here in this topic. Kacper"
10/14/2013: Kacper from Cracow,poland replies: "Hello again Bill, I'm sorry to interrupt you, I know you have many other things to do besides answering questions here but I just had to bring this up.

I was browsing curezone candida forums and found this:

http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1545201#i

In this post and in the whole topic that man counters Ted's statements about alkalinity being bad for the fungus, he even says that it promotes candida to turn into its fungal form. He also has his own explanations about eczema for example. Very confusing is also his opinion on salivary pH.

Another topic on the subject that I found is here:

http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=2014730#i

This man provides some links leading to scientific evidence behind his statements, he is seconded by the man from previous topic.

Could you please relate to those findings? I'm really confused about what to do now, I was thinking that there must be something to that they are saying, I thought of the statement of candida going into the fungal form and infecting the blood. But how is it suppose to do it when the blood has an alkaline PH that is believed to discourage it's growth?

Thanks in advance for your response Bill, and my apologies again to disturb you, but I really want to read some different opinion that may be countering those men findings.

Kacper"

10/14/2013: Kacper from Cracow, Poland replies: "I found the first guy's post with scientific evidence on that subject:

http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1452732#i

It seems to be overwhelming, I'm basically stuck now... Some are from pubmed, the site Ted recommended in one of his post for more indepth research on various subjects. This research also goes along with that recent statement of Ted that candida doesn't seem to like acidic forms of vitamin C... He also stated in some of his recent posts that certain kinds of fungus thrive in an alkaline environment.

I know that alkalizing remedies are great and help many, many people, but I'm now really concerned about taking them for my candida. I know that there are more kinds than only albicans, and that it may not be accurate for any of them but nevertheless I'm a bit scared..."

10/14/2013: Mike from Denver, Colorado replies: "Kacper: Dwelling peacefully in the colon candida is a harmless and necessary yeast. The colon is acidic. Cooked regular food weakens the microbes in the digestive system and the cells in the tissues. Synthetics poison them. Partially digested food accumulates in the intestines and becomes acidic. This causes candida over growth. The other beneficial yeast is not able to survive and goes dormant waiting for conditions to improve. The candida mutates. The poor innocent candida is suffering. Candida makes mycotoxins as a way of signaling to the host that something is wrong and is pleading for some cure. We have forgotten the way to live naturally like our hunter gatherer ancestors because we are trying to be civilized. The solution is easy and simple. Eat like animals. They don't suffer from candida overgrowth because they eat God's Goodies. Herbivores eat raw wild vegetation and carnivores eat raw grass fed herbivores. Google raw food for candida videos for verification."
10/14/2013: Ed2010 from Canada replies: "Just try for 1 week, you will see the difference. Empirical treatments don't have to be well researched and prooved.

It worked for millions, it will work for you.

Moreover, modern research itself is very much inconsistent coz what is published today is later dissaproved by other scientists again prooved by different scientists."

10/16/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Kacper... I'm sorry that you are so confused and stuck on how to cure candida. But there is a lot of poor, irrelevant or wrong information out there on candida.

My own point of view concerning candida is backed up by my own personal experience with curing my own serious systemic candida problems as well as using the protocol to help cure other people's serious candida issues.

I try not to argue or convince people who will never be convinced because I find this a great waste of time. I'm afraid that I am also very busy at the moment, so I cannot give you long and extended explanations on this or that candida topic. My humble apologies for this.

Furthermore, I find curezone a very contentious site, which is why I don't post there much anymore. There are some people posting on curezone who actually insist that candida problems are not caused by a fungus at all but is really caused by malnutrition -- in other words that candida problems just do not exist and its all about poor nutrition. Well poor nutrition, from my point of view, can certainly be a contributing factor to candida problems -- but candida can also be caused by medical drugs and anti-biotics in particular. It's also well known in medicine that when anyone who has a serious stage 4 auto-immune disease also contracts serious candida issues -- then this can eventually become the main cause of their death. This is true and is an accepted medical fact for serious diseases such as cancer, cirrhosis, HIV AIDs, Hepatitis C etc.

I'm also a believer that each and every one of us is responsible for our own health. Doctors are not really responsible for your health -- you are -- because, depending on your ailment or disease, it is you who must choose whether to take this or that drug or whether to take chemo or not. So doctors aren't really the experts at all -- you are the expert -- because only you can tell if a drug or remedy is actually working to help cure your ailment or not.

Regarding the questions you ask, you can certainly find all the answers to these complex questions searching the EarthClinic site. That's one option for you. I've also just written a detailed book/ebook on candida called Candida: Killing So Sweetly which lays out and explains, in detail, the following:

1. Exactly what candida is and how it behaves as a pathogen

2. Why candida is so misunderstood by the medical profession.

3. Why the majority of doctors can't cure candida

4. Candida myths, fallacies and truths.

3. How to cure candida problems -- using a properly defined, fully epxplained and proven strategy.

I've tried to empty my head into this book and I've tried to keep the explanations as brief and simple as possible so people will more clearly understand the reasons. Furthermore, within the book, I provide about 170 links to medical and other research from Pubmed, Medline as well as providing testimonials and other articles in order to give solid, cogent reasons in support as to why the anti-candida strategy in the book works so well.

I wrote the book because so many people seem to have completely the wrong idea about how candida behaves and spreads as a pathogen. The other reason I wrote this book was to provide one simple resource so that people can have access to and understand all the reasons -- with all the evidence -- on how to cure there own candida issues.

I'm currently helping two ladies with severe candida problems at the moment. One lives in the US and the other lives in UK. Both have just started the anti-candida protocol. One of these women has also started the turpentine protocol. The lady from UK also has CFS and tissue pain(probably caused by mitochndrial calcification) whose symptoms seem to have greatly reduced after starting the anti-candida protocol. She has also started taking the turpentine(100% pure gum spirit of pine) remedy within the protocol to alleviate severe gut problems. Both of these women are improving fairly quickly now.

All you have to do is just try the anti-candida protocol shown here on EC. What have you got to lose?"

10/18/2013: Kacper from Cracow, Poland replies: "Thanks Bill, you're right, I should try the protocol first. It really all comes to that, there is so much confusing information over the internet, one group of researchers say totally different things than the other.

I found a post with some reports that actually prove that candida albicans can also change to its fungal form in acidic pH by altering it, that organism is so complex, it's really scary. And no one knows for sure what exactly causes that transformation. here's the link:

http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1935391#i

I also found the most recent study proving the ability of pure baking soda to kill various yeast and fungi, it's an in vitro study, so we cannot be sure that the same things happen when we ingest it, but regardless of that, it's really important I think. Here it is:

http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=2114051

I just started my way of researching things, because I really like to know how things work, but already at the start I can say that the field of biochemistry and microbiology, especially involving pH influence is very poorly researched.

People claiming that something doesn't work didn't even try to use it on themselves and convince other people to not use it too.

In comparison, people like you Bill, and of course also Ted, don't fear the experiments on the unknown and I see clearly that some things can work very good from your descriptions of succesfully ending cases, even if current scientific knowledge says otherwise.

Nevertheless I won't stop researching, I already have about a dozen questions and suggestions for Ted, but I won't write to him until his situation improves, what I really hope happens very soon.

Kacper""

10/21/2013: Sami from Tx, Usa replies: "Candida is a very complex deep and confusing illness. It seems to effect every person very differently. I have been dealing with it for one year. Last Oct. I started doing oral baking soda to try to balance my PH and using urine test strips. After about a week I expereinced what I called a die off effect. It was the start of a night mare. I've had breast cancer and many surgeries and antibotics 5 years ago. I had no idea this stuff had been lurking and hiding for years. After a year of researching, reading and learning I do know now that when I forced my PH from acidic to more alkaline it forced the yeast to change to the hyphal and germ-tube forms. It was a nightmare and I saw about 10 doctors and was treated for parisites and told to see a shrink. I could feel these moving around my face, body and hair at night. I finally verified it for myself by using a very strong black light. I'm still fighting this terrible illness with diet, holistic remedies and I'm seeing Dr. Trowbridge who wrote the book "They yeast syndrom". This terrible hyphal and germ-tube form went on for months. I was actually blowing them out my nose when I exhaled and at one time thought I had tiny pinworms in my eyes and nose. It's horrible and most doctors don't believe you or even know that this is a possiblity that yeast do to survive when treatments distrub their happy home. Thanks for those links because it just verified what I thought had happened. I think it will takes months or another year of diet and daily routine for my skin and other remedies to get my body back in balance. Sometimes I wonder if it is even possible as I seem to have very severe case. I will never again force my PH balance to change quickly. I do think the slower way with candida type diet and health supplements may not force the yeast to the nightmare hypea form. I would not wish this on anyone as it is terrible and nobody believes you. I'm paying for my mistake with a year of hell for me and my family and terrible face and body sores. It is slowly eating me and destroying my way of life."


06/27/2013: Teresa from Sydney, Nsw, Australia: "Hi Bill, Have been on Bill's Candida Protocol for 2 months now and noticing some real positive changes. One downside is that I have lost more weight (now 49 kilos). Lugols Iodine has made the most impact recently with the salt loading-something I forgot to do in the beginning! Still have a long way to go as I am a severe case. But can feel my immune system trying to fight it now. Have bought some Potassium carbonate and so can you tell me what the exact Carbi Carb mixtutre is with Baking soda plus the lemons or limes? Also have some MSM - can this be helpful for the Candida Protocol? Also do you keep the Vit C and iodine separate from each other? And lastly what is your opinion of yoghurt and Kefir for fighting candida?

Kind Regards, Teresa"

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06/28/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Teresa... The most worrying aspect of your symptoms is your huge loss in weight. Here is a simple extra protocol that will help you to gain weight.

The problem you have is slow or inefficient digestion which is perhaps caused by either a lack of acid in the stomach, damaged intestines(due to candida) or a lack of bicarbonates in your pancreas. These will all cause inefficient digestion and all sorts of problems can arise from this -- including candida.

To rectify this specific loss of weight problem, follow this protocol:

* Take betaine hydrochloride tablets at mealtimes. To find your correct dose (and correct stomach acid strength) increase your dosage of BH by one tablet every meal until you get an uncomfortable acid feeling. Then cut back by one or two tabs and that is your dose. Further on down the timeline, as your stomach heals and you start producing more stomach acid, you will again get that uncomfortable acid felling. Keep cutting back the dosage like this until your stomach is healed and you no longer have to take the BH. The stomach is now healed because the BH supplies chloride for the stomach to manufacture its own acid.

* Take 1/4-1/2 tspn of sea salt per day outside mealtimes. This also helps to supply chloride and minerals to increase stomach acid and for the stomach to heal itself.

* Take Magnesium Oil (Magnesium Chloride) -- 10 drops twice a day at mealtimes.

* Take a double dose of pancreatin enzymes or bromelain enzymes at mealtimes to help with more efficient protein digestion. This will help to digest proteins properly hence you will put weight back on.

* Take Ted from Bangkok's Sodium Bicarbonate and water remedy -- 1/4 - 1/2 tspn of SB in half a glass of water. Take this 1/2hr - 1 hr after you finish your meals. This helps main stage duodenal digestion and also helps the stomach to protect itself after you have eaten. It neutralizes the stomach acids in the stomach when it is empty and is incorporated in the mucus of the stomach to protect the parietal cells of the stomach from acid damage after stomach digestion. This protocol also helps to replenish the bicarbonates in the pancreas -- needed for proper alkaline duodenal digestion.

* Iodine (which you are already taking) is also essential to heal the stomach.

* Take a spoonful of Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) in water at mealtimes to supply the necessary proteins to help you put weight back on again. The protein enzymes that you are also taking will digest these proteins for you so they can be absorbed into the body. You can buy BCAAs at most health shops or weight training stores.

The above protocol should greatly accelerate your digestion time and make digestion more efficient.

The other problem you have is body acidity. You should be alkalizing two or three times a day(1 hr after all meals ) with sodium bicarbonate and water. This alkalizes the blood. You should also be alkalizing using the lemon lime or ACV and sodium bicarbonate remedy. This alkalizes inside the cells. You need to alkalize more!!

Another very healing and fortifying drink that will help against candida and other diseases is given here. Mix the following:
* 1/4 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
* 1/4 teaspoon ascorbic acid powder
* 1/4 teaspoon MSM powder
* Juice of 1 lemon
* 6 drops Lugol's Iodine
* 200ml water(top up with water)
* 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

* Mix and drink when the fizzing has stopped. To be taken 3 x daily after meals.

This drink is both highly alkalizing and very beneficial and is another alternative for you.

Here is the Carbicarb protocol that you requested: 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate and 1/8 tspn potassium carbonate in 1/2 glass of water. You can take this remedy up to 3 times a day and it is a strong alkalizer that can be used instead of the Sodium Bicarbonate and water protocol.

I would not supplement anything with yeast in it if you have candida. Yoghurt also contains lactic acid which acidifies the intestines."

07/04/2013: Teresa from Sydney, Nsw, Australia replies: "Thanks Bill! This is great info on digestion and I feel it will really help. Will keep you posted. Many blessings to you and this site. Teresa"
09/17/2013: Teresa from Nsw, Australia replies: "Hi Bill, Have been addressing the digestion issues I have as you suggested and also been taking the fortifying drink 3 times a day plus the carbicarb drink(bicarb soda, potassium bicarb and sodium carbonate) 2-3 times a day. And although things are improving(hearing gurgling noises for the first time in my stomach in years! ) I have still been getting die off constantly and so I think I may have an issue with parasites and believe this may be holding me back from a complete recovery. I have read Castor Oil can help with this. Should I if recommended also use this in conjuction with paracidal herbs? Also I am thinking that hardened Biofilms are an issue also so have purchased Diggers Pure Gum Turpentine which is the actual brand Walter Last mentions in his report "KEROSENE - a Universal Healer" (http://www.health-science-spirit.com/kero.htm). But am a bit scared by the thought of ingesting this highly refined turps - is there a more naturally unrefined product like Pine Oil that you have used that you could provide a link to purchase? Also I am not having 3 BMs a day as suggested before doing the Turpentine protocol. Shoud I leave this until hopefully my BMs become more regular and thinking the castor Oil will help with that too? Any advice at this stage would be greatly appreciated. Also looking forward to the release of your book. I think that self experience is the best kind of learning especially when it comes to such a difficult illness to beat as candida. Kind Regards, Teresa"


06/07/2013: Cindy from Cochrane, Usa: "Dear Bill, for some months now I have been reading the candida protocol and feel I have finally been able to acquire the needed ingredients/supplements suggested to take. I am very eager to get started on monday when I will have several months off from my work and be better able to follow the plan. I would be VERY GRATEFUL if there were a timetable of some sort of what to take when/with what throughout the day. I have been overwhelmed trying to put it together myself. If I could see it down on paper it may be easier to do. I also have many food sensitivites such as soy and coconut. I also read that slippery elm may help for healing leaky gut, so I have some powder of it thank you bill for your help on this great earth clinic site."

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06/08/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Cindy from Cochrane USA... I'll try and make up a general daily timetable for you for the anti-candida protocols. It might take a little while to make one up and, since I don't have your email address, I will send it to you in the next few days via the good people at EC.

Just bear in mind that these anti-candida protocols work according to the following strategy:

* Broad spectrum attack protocols that act to kill candida as well as kill all other coinfections associated with your problem. These protocols also don't just act in the intestines -- they act throughout the body in order to successfully kill off the systemic or fungal form of candida which infects the blood, tissues and organs -- body-wide.

* Anti-biofilm protocols. Most advertised anti-candida protocols that I've read about -- including the allopathic approach of just giving you anti-fungals with antibiotics -- don't act to remove or destroy candida biofilms, which then allows candida(and all other involved pathogens) to hide away so successfully and avoid the effects of anti-fungals and antibiotics and that's why the candida infection keeps coming back again and again. You have to continually use protocols that systematically destroy and dispel these biofilms in order to access and kill the candida for eventual success.

* Alkalizing prototocls. Essential to create the worst possible environment for acid-loving candida.

* Essential Body Detox protocols that also includes neutralizing and riddance of the debilitating candida mycotoxins in the body.

* Liver Support Protocols. This protocol, together with lugol's iodine, also helps to revive the thyroid.

* Vitamin and minerals support. To revive and support the immune system.

* A healthy anti-candida diet.

Your sensitivities to soy and coconut would also suggest that your intestinal wall has been compromised and damaged by the candida as well as by associated bacteria such as mycoplasma. The anti-candida protocol should help you overcome these problems."

06/08/2013: Cindy from Wi, USA replies: "thank you so much for your reply bill. I look forward to seeing the protocol and getting started on this journey. perhaps the timetable will also help others on this site."


05/21/2013: Buli from Port Elizabeth, South Africa: "Hi, I have lesions and patches on my tongue and doctor diagnosed candida. Gave me antifungals to take for 5 weeks and a gel to apply to my tongue. Only told me to stay away from sugar and yeast, nothing else.

In desperation I researched and found the candida diet. I've been trying anti candida recipes and they have been helping. I found your site and would like to try the protocol.

For the lime/lemon remedy, can I use mineral water with it? I found a mineral water recipe and will make my own. Should I carbonize the mineral water or is it fine as just filtered water? Thank you."

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05/31/2013: Lisa from North Hollywood, Ca replies: "Hi Bill, I'm assuming I have an overgrowth of candida. I had a severe sinus infection that also turned into an ear infection. The pain in my ears went away but they are still blocked, so my balance is really bad, I have foggy brain, etc. They gave me two rounds of antibiotics and still hasn't gone away. I also have several uterine fibroids, I don't know if this is all related. My equilibrium problem is geting really bad. Which of the candida protocol do you think would work best for me?

Thank you so much for your help, Bill."

05/31/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Lisa... As far as I can see, most of your symptoms would seem to confirm the presence of the systemic form of candida in your body(the more virulent body-wide form). Candida continually exudes waste products, which are both poisonous and debilitating for the body -- giving symptoms such as lethargy, tiredness, brain fog etc. Unfortunately these symptoms are also classic signs of low thyroid or hypothyroid as well and can also be confused with low adrenal hormone and/or low B12 cobolamine levels. But from my own experience with being infected with systemic candida, this disease also tends to adversely affect the thyroid - so these symptoms can be confusing. My advice is to take the full remedy protocol shown here. For more information on lugol's iodine see these links:

http://www.hhpdr.net/pdf/Explore_the_Power_of_Iodine.pdf

Supplementing lugol's iodine within the protocol(together with borax and alkalizing every day) in the recommended orthomolecular amounts will help to kill off both the yeast and fungal forms of candida in your body and will also kill any other pathogenic bacteria involved. Iodine is also essential for the body - almost everyone is deficient in iodine/iodide now in the west because of poor diet. Iodine is also an efficient detoxer of heavy metals, halides and other poisons. Iodine/iodide is also critical for the production of thyroid hormones - it greatly improves low thyroid problems. Fibroids and cysts can also be caused by low thyroid and low iodine in the diet. See this research:

http://joannebrophy.com/programs/iodinetherapy.htm

I helped an African woman who had systemic candida as well as GERD, thyroid nodules, kidney nodules and uterine fibroids as well as many other problems. She primarily followed the anti-candida protocol with diet shown above and within six months all her symptoms and problems were completely resolved and she was healthy again. ''

Your sinus problem can also perhaps be just another symptom of systemic candida. You can certainly try a topical remedy by squirting hydrogen peroxide(1% solution) up your nose with a dropper. Or you can try lugol's iodine(4 drops in a capful of water) in the same way. For your ear problems, you can also use hydrogen peroxide or iodine to flush out the ears and remove the wax and pathogens in this region. But if this does not work then you probably have a systemic candida infection in your blood - which is why topical remedies will not work. You may have to kill the internal fungal candida in your blood first in order to successfully get rid of your ear or nose problems."






 



 

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