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02/06/2013: Nobleknight from Mobile, Al, Usa: "Hi ALL, I've been working on getting all the stuff I need to get rid of the systemic candida.
I have the sodium thiosulfate and the methylene blue - I realized I'm "allergic" to the iodine because I get hives when I drink it. I have the borax and the limes and the baking soda and ACV.... my problem is that I don't think I ever have an empty stomach except late at night and early in the morning.
Would it be possible to mix some of these together? Like the thiosulfate and the methylene blue?
I put iodine drops in a bottle of water and noticed that the yellow went away and the flavor changed. Does the iodine have a certain time limit before it breaks down? Can I drink that water after 3 days or should I throw it away?
Thanks so much!!!"Replies
02/07/2013: Bill from San Fernando, La Union, Philippines replies: "Hi Nobleknight... The problem you have is slow or inefficient digestion which is perhaps caused by either a lack of acid in the stomach or a lack of bicarbonates in your pancreas. These will both cause inefficient digestion and all sorts of problems can arise from this -- including candida.
To rectify this specific 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 outside mealtimes. This also helps to supply chloride and minerals to increase stomach acid and for the stomach to heal itself.
* Take pancreatin enzymes at mealtimes to help with more efficient digestion.
* 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 meal and your food has moved into the duodenum. This helps main stage duodenal digestion and also aids 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 alkaline duodenal digestion.
* Take Kelp extract or lugols drops drops for the iodine. Iodine is also necessary for proper stomach acid formation.
The above protocol should greatly accelerate your digestion time and make digestion more efficient.
When you take lugols iodine initially and get hives -- this may also indicate a high bromide level in your body. See this article:
What might be happening is that iodine is forcing bromide out of the cells into your blood and the liver can't cope so the immune system also tries to get rid of the bromide -- through the skin, causing the hives. The solution is just to take sea salt -- this helps to remove the bromide more efficiently and quickly through the urinary pathway which stops the hives problem."
03/30/2013: John from Chicago, Usa replies: "Greetings Bill. Mabuhay! Thank you so much for all the invaluable information that you have so generously shared for those fighting candida. I wanted to know what would be the best way or route to go. I am planning a 14-day body cleanse before I continue to follow as many canida eliminating methods as I can. (I can go on about how I messed up my body, especially with antibiotics, junk food and abuse, but it will be very long. ) What troubles me most though, and I apologize if this is not really much of a part for asking details on the protocol, but I would really love to know what kind of foods were you able to eat during your cure. Being that you are from the Philippines, and me also being from there, I need help knowing what to eat. I have never really been much of a vegetable guy. I read somewhere on one of your posts that 'rice' was ok. But other sites say no. Please if you can, email me (jomy_1996 [at] yahoo (dot} com) what you did to eat during the cure. I know the basics to stay away from but I can't think of what to eat. I am soo desperate to know the real deals when it comes to food. I crave for pinoy foods. Thank you in advance."
05/03/2013: Ben from Wanganui, , New Zealand replies: "Hi Bill, just want to say thanks to you and Ted. Great to have other options apart from endless trips to the docs... I have had candida for over a year now and it has driven me mad...
My main symptoms are oral thrush and the dreaded jock itch. I have been doing Ted's akalising remedy and following a prtocol with iodine, h2o2, vit c, liver aids etc. I have just read you don't recommend the lugol's and h2o2 together. I am starting again as I fell of the wagon with the diet a bit and just got a bit disheartened... But this site and the stories have given me hope. So now Bill the million questions: you can email at esgood4u at yahoo dot co dot nz
I love to party but alcohol is not allowed. is there any alcoholic beverage you can have? I heard gin was ok but I don't believe it...
Which in your opinion is more beneficial, h2o2 or lugols iodone?
What did you use to topically treat your jock itch? to stop the itch...
I love to cook and have lots of recipes using alternate flours like coconut, buckwheat, spelt and alternate sweetners like stevia and rice malt syrup... Are these allowed on your protocol?
I would love to add borax but finding it hard to locate in New Zealand... Any suggestions?
I have lots more questions but really just want to finish by saying thankyou again for giving your time. Absolute legend...
I look forward to hearing from you... Thanks Bill"
05/06/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Ben... In answer to all your questions:
The most recent update on my candida protocol is shown at this link (lower down in the post stream) and also includes a strict anti-candida diet.
I love to party but alcohol is not allowed. is there any alcoholic beverage you can have? I heard gin was ok but I don't believe it...
Alcohol is not allowed because alcohols are converted to sugars which feed candida. Alcohol, in excess, also stresses the liver - which, if you already have systemic candida, will be under continual stress from the poisons that candida secretes as waste. So, no alcohol allowed I'm afraid.
Which in your opinion is more beneficial, h2o2 or lugols iodone?
H202 is very useful both topically and internally and I would never dispute this fact. However, in my own opinion, lugols iodine is even more useful because, overall, it is more beneficial to the body. Also, when you take H2O2 internally, it depletes anti-oxidants in the body - so if you take hydrogen peroxide internally then you must also up your anti-oxidant intake to compensate for its pro-oxidant effects. Lugols is easier to take and manage -- it has many beneficial effects on the body and persists in the body much longer than hydrogen peroxide which is cleared in a couple of hours.
What did you use to topically treat your jock itch? to stop the itch...
Just to be clear -- I couldn't clear my own jock itch until after I had cured my systemic candida problem. After my cure, I then used the following mixture which successfully got rid of my own jock itch:
- Two tablespoons Milk of Magnesia
- Two Tablespoons 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
- 1/4 - 1/2 teasoon of Magnesium Chloride
- 1/4 teaspoon of Borax
Apply the above topically to all the affected area before you go to bed and after you have had a shower and leave it on overnight. Wash off the next morning when you shower.
Using 5 drops of lavendar oil in 1 teaspoon of VCO rubbed into the area during the daytime may also help to kill off the jock itch.
I love to cook and have lots of recipes using alternate flours like coconut, buckwheat, spelt and alternate sweetners like stevia and rice malt syrup... Are these allowed on your protocol?
The diet says no carbohydrates and no sugars. So no buckwheat, spelt of rice malt syrup in the diet would be best.
I would love to add borax but finding it hard to locate in New Zealand... Any suggestions?
You can buy borax easily on the internet - for example, just type "ebay.com ultra pure borax" in Google Search. It's pretty darn cheap even with the shipping costs."
05/16/2013: Ben from Wanganui, New Zealand replies: "Thanks Bill, great advice... things are going better the second time round. A bit more understanding of the protocol has helped me. Just wondering if it is ok to have as a cold drink: lemon into soda water? Just looking for alternatives. Are there any recipes for the candida diet? Thanks again. Ben"
05/24/2013: Ben from Wanganui, New Zealand replies: "Hi again Bill, I have just got some molybdenum, it says 5ml per day on the bottle but if I convert this to mcg, its alot more than you suggest. I have started with half tsp for now... Also how long should I take it for? Thanks again. Ben"
01/30/2013: Marie from Atlanta, Ga: "I desperately need Bill's help to get rid of candida for my husband and myself. We have a host of medical problems which is daily getting worst, this include mold poisoning, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders."Replies
02/01/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Marie... It's fairly common for people with candida to have rheumatoid arthritis when they have candida. This is caused by a combination of aldehyde/alcohol poisoning of the body from candida waste as well as by myoplasma bacteria with other bacteria invoved as well. The anti-candida protocol given at this link would be most helpful to you -- it will help to kill the candida and the mycoplasma(due to the borax)as well.
Regarding your mold problem, and lung or bronchial problem that might have arisen as a result --- you should perhaps comsider using Bill Munroe's Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method, which should kill off any mold in your lungs.
Unfortunately, you have given me very few symptoms to go on, so I can't really give you a proper assessment.
- What symptoms do you and your husband have?
- Have you been to the doctor?
- Have you taken antibiotics?
- Is your house/apartment or your place of work moldy?
I really need more complete info to help you."
02/03/2013: Marie from Atlanta, Ga replies: "Hi Bill, I must first say thanks to GOD, EARTH CLINIC, YOU, ITS SUPPORTERS AND TED. It was on this forum that after an extensive research that I realized what the cause of all my medical conditions. Presently I'm suffering from Mold Toxicity, Candida, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's and scleroderma. I will list my symptoms later.
I have moved out of the house that have caused all of the above diseases and gotten rid of my personal belongings. I'm now in a mold free house. I lived in the previous house for over 11 years and just continue to get worst. I'm in my forties.
My plan is to at least take cholestyramine to bind the mold and remove out of my body. My situation is now a life and death case. I don't eat any process foods. I'm very limited to the types of food I eat, because of the food sensitivity I suffered from. I'm gluten-free, even before I knew what that was. My body was just no able to tolerate any of those foods. As for now I can only eat brown rice, various types of peas and bean, steamed vegetables boniato potatoes( yea, I know they are sweet too). I also eat two salads per day. Before I started eating the above items I was severely malnourish and underweight. Even though I'm still under weight, but it's much better.
I'm a vegetarian and I desperately want to get on the candida diet and that is what I'm trying to figure out presently. I have been able to figure out what exactly to eat, that doesn't have so much starch.
Supplements that I have been taking are:
Iodine - Iodine helps me with the pain and bowel movements
Magnesium Chloride transdermally and orally- This one is a life saver. It only alleviate the pain and discomfort when I used it transdermally and I take it orally to help with my bowel movements and it really works.
ACV/BS twice daily
B12- I show deficiencies in this one
D3- I also show deficiencies
Selenium-I just started 2 days ago
Coconut Oil- helps with the bowel
Omega Oil Supplement) -I can tell the different in my energy level.
Borax- I discontinued about 1 week ago, due to severe kidney and eye pain and eye stiffness.
Herbal tea- dandelion and burduck
Cilantro- with my salads
I was taking H2O2, but have stopped a few days ago, due to your advice on the forum. I then increased the dosage and frequency of the Iodine and it was an immediate relief to the pain, restful sleep and improved bowel movements. Even my husband is now having an extra bowel movement daily due to the Iodine.
I will be adding the following, which I can only do slowly, because of the high level of sensitivities:
Milk thistle - I have been using this in the past, I'm just out of it presently.
Methylene Blue- instead of the Borax
Niacin- I already have this at home, but I think I need to purchase a blood pressure monitor, before I start this one.
Molybdenum- I tried this in the pass and it caused my fingers to shrink when come in contact with water. I will try it again.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU SUGGEST? How far apart should I take the ACV/BS and Sodium Ascorbate from the Iodine?
When I got sick initially I had problems with my lungs, but they seems to be normal. I only experienced problems with my lungs when I'm exposed to mold and high level of dust. I'm see a rheumatologist and an internal medicine doctors.
My husband is having many of the symptoms I'm having. I know for sure that he has Arthritis, Insomnia, Candida, Constipation, Mold Toxicity, Blurred, Discolored eyes and teeth, Degenerative Joint Disease, Underweight, Prostate Problems and Decreased Vision and high levels of inflammation. I could be more that's not yet diagnose.
I will be adding Dr Mary Short's protocol to this regimen. My question she suggest Adrenal in her support pack, but I was wondering if I would still need that because I'm taking the Iodine. My hormones are imbalance, even though I had the test done and it says it's normal. That can't be because I'm having irregular periods, breast tenderness, no desire for sex (I'm married). This always happen when I'm exposed to mold.
HERE IS A LIST OF MY SYMPTOMS:
Headaches decreased concentration Lack of coordination Confusion; Brain fog Unusual and uncomfortable sensations in head Dizziness; Feeling of Head Swelling; Occasionally unable to process information; Blurred & deterioration of vision Eye pain Redness of eyes; Ear aches and popping sound in ears Itching ears; Nasal congestion Nose bleed; Respiratory Congestion Sinus drainage; Wheezing & SOB Painful inspiratory breath; Tingling tongue; Agina and chest discomfort Pounding heart Needle-like sensation in heart; Joint pain & stiffness Swollen joints; Back pain Frozen wrist & Left shoulder; Fatigue Flue-like symptoms Tremor Chills Seizure-like activities; Unusual pain & discomfort throughout body; Periodic numbness of hands & feet; Intense itching Skin rashes Crawling feelings under skin; Static shock Tick bites; Periodic nausea & Insomnia Urinary frequency; Cold hands & feet (winter); Irregular periods & increased flow; Multiple food, Mold & Chemical sensitivities; Under weight; Muscle spasm, aches & cramps Increased thirst; Periodic breast tenderness & pain; Difficulties Listening and Reading
SORRY FOR BEEN SO LENGTHY!! I'm really desperate. I think I make need to do some off forum communication, because there is more to this. I just hate to put everything on the forum. I really hope this posting will be a blessing to others as theirs have been to me.
02/04/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philipines replies: "Hi Marie... What concerns me most about your problems are certain of your symptoms. Most of your symptoms indicate candida/mold problems, but these two symptoms are not normally found with candida or mold infections:
Intense itching Skin rashes Crawling feelings under skin
Static shock Tick bites
Having these particular symptoms may indicate tick-born diseases such as Lyme Disease or Morgellons Disease. What makes these diseases even more difficult to identify is that many of the symptoms of both Morgellons and Lyme are very similar to candida/mold symptoms. As well as this, fungal problems are also often found together with both these diseases which can make it quite hard to diagnose.
02/04/2013: Connie from Slc, Utah, Usa replies: "Hi Marie; Your symptoms list describes B12 deficiency very well. It can affect nerves, vision, hearing, etc. It can disturb concentration, balance, and perception. I'm not sure how long you've been taking it; it can take 6 or more months to heal. Some people need higher dosages than others. (Some brands are less potent.)
It looks like your husband is also having B12 deficiency symptoms too; but with prostate problems, I would guess that Zinc may be needed."
02/04/2013: Franky from Beirut, Lebanon replies: "Ok, your problems are many. I will help you. You first need to understand a few things. Your health depends on your knowledge of what's good for you, and what's not. So educating yourself is the first step.
you seem to know many useful hints. What you need is perspective on things. Start by reading the post I posted on earthclinic about candida Q&A. Search for franky from lebanon. and search for the candida post, then email me if you have any questions and we can move from there.
As you will be learning its most important to not eat the wrong food. More important than taking any supplement. Because one wrong food and your adding fuel to the fire. And I suspect you are still eating lots of wrong food. Which expains your slow healing, despite your good list of supplements.
Also please email me your diet, what kind of food you eat, organic, source, etc mido2k(at) hotmail.com
I suspect the candia and mold are the source of most if not all of your organ malfunctions. Candida is the first thing that should be treated.
are you drinking carrot juice for vit A. it seems to be lacking in your supplement list.
And you need a good probiotic.
But you also need to depend more on food for vitamins than from pills, and need to learn what power foods give you power vitamins. Synthetic vitamins are not all that good as they seem. they do have side effects and some are dangerous.
you also need to remember that when detoxing or killing off candida, you need to concentrate on vitamins A, C E and selenium so that there is nointernal inflamation /eye pain or any other side effect from extra bodily stress. These vitamins carry the toxins out of the body before they do other harm. Brasil nuts for selenium
how much vitamin d are you taking? theres nothing like sunlight, believe me.
sage tea is best for hormonal imbalance.
how old are you? do you get heat flashes?
have you done a hair analysis test for toxic metals and other minerals. I would strongly suggest one for someone your age, I am assuming you are over 50.
Any questions you can post here, or you can email me for faster response.
If you email me and I do help you, please post the result and program so that everyone can benefit.
There is no body that cannot heal. The trick is knowing what is poisoning the body and what minerals and vitamins the body needs to heal. One step at a time. slowly but surely god willing you will achieve success."
02/04/2013: Me from Meself, Me replies: "Carrot juice for vitamin A? Isn't carrot juiced pretty much pure sugar? How will that help candida? Wouldn't it be better to just take a vitamin A? Seriously wondering. Thanks."
01/29/2013: Teresa from Sydney, Nsw, Australia: "Hi Bill, I am a 38 year old female and weigh 54 kgs. I now truly believe all my troubles with severe depression among other things have been caused by systemic candida. Problem is now I want another child but don't want to pass this onto my baby as I believe I have already passed candida onto my only child who is now 3. I need to seriously tackle this horrible illness. The protocol is quite overwhelming to me as I have terrible concentration and severe brain fog but I want to give it my best shot. I know I need to follow a strict candida diet as well. I have purchased the following supplements and have a few questions:
- ACV for alkalizing - how many times a day?
- Lugols Iodine
- Sodium Thiosulfate (purchased from a pool shop) as rice sized crystals-how many rice sized grains do I take?
- Methylene blue (purchased from a fish supply shop but not sure if I should take it whilst on anti-depressants due to contraindications with ssri's)
- Celtic Sea Salt to make mineral water
- Magnesium Citrate
- Vitamin B3
- Pau De Arco/Cayenne Pepper/Myhrr herbal tincture
- Biotin - is this still recommended in the protocol?
- HCL betaine
- Vitamin C as sodium ascorbate - how do I make this or can you buy it in this form?
- Milk Thistle
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
I also have the following supplements which I picked up before I found your Protocol - are they useful? :
- L-Glutamine - when would one introduce this to help with leaky gut?
- Apolactoferrin - is this a useful anti candida supplement?
- Psyllium and bentonite for a bowel cleansing shake - is this ok for people with leaky gut?
- s. boulardii probiotic - when would one introduce probiotics in the anti candida protocol?
Are all your suggested dosages ok for my weight(54kgs)? Also can you suggest how some of these supplements can be combined? Can you suggest a timeline of a daily plan to take these supplements?
Sorry for all the questions. I cannot discuss this diet/protocol with any of my family/doctors as they dont believe any of it. Despite the severe neurological symptoms with this illness other symptoms have included constant urgent need to urinate, acne, white spots on skin(Vitiligo), vaginal thrush, creeping or tingling feeling on face and insomnia. Also do you have any suggestions to curb cravings especially chocolate and also for carbohydrates in the afternoon would be much appreciated.
01/31/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Teresa... Your protocol against candida looks fairly good to me. To answer all your questions:
ACV for alkalizing -- Take this remedy at least twice a day outside mealtimes. This remedy alkalizes the cells.
Sodium Bicarbonate with water -- You forgot this one which is equally as important as the ACV alkalizing remedy. To fully alkalize the whole body you need to take both of these alkalizing remedies every day. SB and water alkalizes the blood, destroys candida biofilms, also kills candida, improves digestion, increases energy, removes heavy metals and does a myriad other beneficial things for your body. Take the sodium bicarbonate remedy three times amday 1/2 hour to 1 hour after all meals. This will not hurt you and will actually aid duodenal digestion which should be alkaline anyway. This will also not hurt stomach digestion because stomach digestion stops after about 1/2 after you have finished your meal.
Lugols Iodine -- The prime broadband pathogen killer in the protocol. Start with small doses and increase slowly to the advised dosage. I have also explained fully, in a recent post, why lugols iodine can cause severe reactions in people who eat western processed food diets. The problem is not really the iodine -- but is caused by the poisonous processed food diet.
Sodium Thiosulphate -- One flake -- the size of a grain of rice -- in a glass of water per day.
Methylene Blue -- You really don't need to take this remedy if you don't want to. Your protocol already contains Iodine, borax, pau d'arco, molybdenum and alkalizing remedies. All these are wide spectrum pathogen killers, detoxers as well as health promoters that are also very efficient at killing off the candida.
Pau D'Arco -- Go easy with the Pau D'Arco -- In my own experience, using too much initially can cause severe Herx or die-off reactions reactions in the intestines.
Vitamin B -- Take the higher dose of B3 or niacin(at least(500mgs to 1000 mgs three times a day). If the flush effect is too uncomfortable -- then just use the niacinamide form instead. And if you take B50 complex as well -- then there should be no need to take the biotin. Vitamin B is essential because the B3 tends to alleviate depression and you sleep better. Supplementing higher dose B3 also has been found, through research, to raise the capabilities of the immune system by a factor of 2000. The B vitamins in general also help to improve digestion and have other action against the candida.
Molybdenum -- Absolutely essential in the remedy for greatly reducing the candida poisons -- aldehydes and alcohols -- in the body caused by the candida and caused by the Herx die-off. These poisons are what cause the lethargy, lack of energy, brain fog, unclear thinking and even depression in candida sufferers. Molybdenum is critical to form the aldehyde dehdrogenase enzyme in the human body -- this is the main enzyme that removes the dangerous aldehydes from the body. Molybdenum also kills fungus
HCL Betaine -- Must be taken together with protease enzymes -- such as pancreatin, bromelain sand papain, in order to encourage proper stomach acid levels for proper digestion and prevention further intestinal infections via pathogens incoming from the mouth with the food and water. HCL Betaine and protease enzymes should be taken with food -- and also works in conjunction with the sodium bicarbonate remedy to both promote proper digestion and to help kill off the candida as well.
Vitamin C -- Buy the powdered form of Ascorbic acid. Mix a quarter of teaspoon(1000mgs) of AA with water in a glass. Sprinkle in Sodium Bicarbonate until the fizzing and the reaction stops. You now have the much more alkaline and beneficial ascorbate form of Vitamin C to supplement. Powder forms are much purer than pill or tablet forms.
Milk Thistle, ALA and Selenium -- Essential for production of glutathione and glutathione peroxidase enzyme. Not only do these nutrients help to protect your liver -- they also help to recover and revive low thyroid conditions as well.
L-Glutamine - when would one introduce this to help with leaky gut?
It would certainly help both to stop leaky gut as well as stop the sugar cravings when taken with glycerin as well. And avoid all forms of artificial sweeteners like the plague. Aloe vera oil is another good one for gut repair.
Apolactoferrin - is this a useful anti candida supplement?
Avoid this one. It's supposed to starve availability of iron for candida -- iron tends to accelerate transformation of candida into the much more virulent fungal form -- but it also starves your blood of the much needed iron.
Psyllium and bentonite for a bowel cleansing shake - is this ok for people with leaky gut?
If the bentonite with psylliium causes you problems -- then just take the bentonite on its own. Bentonite does not work by mechanical action, as does psyllium, but works electrically, attracting positively charged substances -- including heavy metals and pathogens -- and binding to them allowing direct and quick removal via excretion from the intestines. In this way the intestines are gently but effectively cleansed by bentonite.
s. boulardii probiotic - when would one introduce probiotics in the anti candida protocol?
It's pointless taking beneficial bacteria at the start of the protocol, because you will undoubtedly experience both detox reactions from heavy metals and the die-off or Herx reaction from the initial and heavy pathogen kill -- this may necssarily cause other symptoms such as diarrhea to occur in the initial healing crisis. So its pointless taking beneficial bacteria at the start of your own protocol. Wait for about a month after you have started your protocol and then you can introduce the boulardi to the regimen and it will have a much more beneficial effect.
Regarding all your other strange symtpoms -- disregard these for now. You will be amazed at how many other diseases that have been with you for years and years just disappear completely after you cure your candida. For now -- just focus on getting rid of the candida.
And I agree with you whole heartedly about some unfortunate experiences that certain candida sufferers have with doctors in their surgery.
So perhaps, if EC will allow this, I should illustrate this with a story which embeds many of the experiences of ordinary people with their doctors.
I again take my queue (with some small fictional licence) as exampled from what I have again read on many blogs -- where certain unfortunate people, who are indeed suffering from candida, still seem to regard candida as no more dangerous than the common cold. Some of these sufferers even seem to think like some doctors --
-- "Just take two pills in the morning, two pills in the evening and you can mail me the $200. You'll be cured and clear of your candida in no time.... NEXT!! " The doctor cries.
Ching-ching rings out loudly from the doctor's cash register.
I often wonder about these poor suffering souls and how their own views and opinions on candida might well have changed somewhat in say ten years time when the sufferer still has candida and decides, in some desperation, to go back --
-- "Hey doc, these pills aren't working. In fact my candida is much worse now!! "
"What??... Why that's impossible!! " The doc suddenly and gruffly rummages through a mountain of pill boxes on top of his beloved, crusty copy of The Merck Medical Manual on his desk.
"Here.." says the doctor, tossing a full box of pills over to his patient ". Try these...... Anti-depressants!! ... Better than chewing gum!! ... It's the new medical way -- we don't cure the disease now, we just accomodate or treat the symptoms!! "
The sufferer opens the box and looks at the pills curiously. Each pill is unusually stamped with a triple 6.
"Anti-depressants?" queries the confused patient. "Why do I need anti-depressants?"
"Our medical tests show that there is nothing at all wrong with you. No candida. You're as healthy as a horse, son... So you're either a compulsive liar or you have a psychosomatic mental condition. The Merck Medical Manual is NEVER wrong!!! " The doctor confidently booms.
-- "But I'll give you the benefit of the doubt anyway. That's because I'm such a caring, compassionate doctor"
"Wait a minute..."
"Those pills will help your mental condition no end."
''But doc -- I haven't got a mental condition and I'm not a liar... I have candida."
"Are you sure you haven't got CFS or ME or Fibromyalgia?" The doctor tentatively asks.
"No I haven't"
"Whew...Close call!! "
02/10/2013: Teresa from Sydney, Nsw, Australia replies: "Thank you so much Bill! You have been so helpful. I will keep you updated on my progress! Kind Regards Teresa"
03/06/2013: Teresa from Sydney, Nsw, Australia replies: "Hi Bill. Have a question about drinking water in regards to the Protocol. I cant afford to buy spring/mineral water however a friend has lent me a water filter. It claims to create alkaline water with pH value of 7.4 - 8.2 and also makes tap water Ionised, Magnetised and De-oxidised. Its other claim is that it re-mineralises tap water using an alkaline mineral cartridge. So my question is - is it ok to drink alkaline filtered tap water and also do all of Ted's Alkalizing remedies (ie: upon rising lemon/lime with Sodium Bicarbonate, then 3 x Sodium Bicarbonate with water (1/2 hour - 1 hour after each meal) and lastly before bed ACV with Sodium Bicarbonate)? Kind Regards Teresa"
12/14/2013: Feeling Hungry In Hemet from Henet, California replies: "I have recently self diagnosed myself with Candida, reading EC and other websites. I have started on a protocal that is simple, because I get confused easily. I take avc/baking soda in am, lime/BS in pm. I use grapefruit seed extract in my water. I have VCO in my salad dressings. I also take milk thisle 2x/day. I have been using a lot of herbs when preparing meals, Cayenne pepper, oregano leaves, turmeric, garlic, cilantro. I will be getting more supplements, when I can.
Please let me know what is most important to add to this protocal.
Also, if anyone has snacks that is on this diet, let me know. I am use to eating 2 meals and 2 snacks per day. Right now, I feel like I am hungry most of the tme :( Help, Please :)"
12/15/2013: Mike 62 from Denver, Colorado replies: "Feeling Hungry: Over 99% of the info on the web is written by doctors who have graduate degrees in synthetic meds and ordinary people who have read their reports. Doctors put some sugar in a petri dish that contains candida. This is called in vivo. They see the candida eating the sugar. They tell people not to eat sugar because candida eats sugar. They say candida is bad and sugar is worse. People continue to be sick because they believe them. 20% of the yeasts in the body are candida. Candida performs a necessary function. God made sugar. Butterflys that migrate 3000 miles from Canada to Mexico eat sugar from nectar. Candida is good and sugar is better. Dr. Doug Graham has a graduate degree in cellular biology. He is a nutritionist to world class athletes including Martina Navratilova. He very clearly explains that candida, whose lifespan is measured in hours, does not eat sugar in the presense of insulin when fatty acids are low. This is called in vitro. Dr. Andrew Kim has a graduate degree in cellular biology. He clearly explains that all pathogens perish when the repiratory quotient is increased, that low atp and fermentation increase the diseased state. There are raw food videos of many 80/10/10ers who have recovered from candida overgrowth while getting hundreds of grams of sugar while eating pounds of raw organic fruits."
12/15/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Then the reason I get sick when I eat too much sugar is because of why? Diabetes? I get like flu or cold, sore throat, achy all over."
12/07/2012: Maria from Frankfurt, Germany: "Hi Bill, I am breastfeeding my five months old daughter and I am hypothyroid and taking L thyroxin for thyroid. I want to treat my hypothyroid with lugols Iodine before my pregnancy but my doctor advised me to have a healthy pregnancy I must have to continue taking my thyroid med and now she says my milk production goes down without thyroid med. I want to know that can I take high dose of LI during breastfeeding? Should I follow Iodine Protocol after breastfeeding? I know my daughter is low in Iodine. Is it safe to give iodine an infant? If yes then what will be an infant's dose? Thanks in advance."Replies
12/07/2012: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: "hi maria, If you want to start your Iodine intake, then start with the minimal dosage of 1 drop of 5% Lugol's Solution. This will provide approx 6.25 mg of Iodine. Not more than this as you are breast feeding. I can't conclusively say the effects of taking more Iodine at your present situation.
You don't have to give your baby any Iodine solutions because if by all means you see your baby healthy then don't try anyting. Before taking Iodine, test yourself for allergic reaction to Iodine, which is very unlikely.
There is a natural way to supplement Iodine, without Lugol's Solution.
KELP-you can buy kelp leaves in japanese market and use it any recipe you want. A soup may be. Even kelp flakes (just crushed kelp) are available in Japanese markets. Kelp will provide you the necessary iodine as long as you breast feed. Then you can start Lugol's solution if required. Who knows, Just kelp can cure your hypothyroid.
Good Health, thanks"
12/08/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Maria... The current RDA dosage for iodine is 150 mcg (containing approx 0.0138 mgs iodine) and the current iodine dose recommended by the RDA for pregnant women is only 220 mcgs. Dr Guy Abraham from the Iodine Utiization Project recomends a daily dosage based on the diet of the Japanese:
"The literature search revealed that 60 million mainland Japanese consume a daily average of 13.8 mg of elemental iodine and they are one of the healthiest nations, based on overall wellbeing and cancer statistics (4). Japanese women do not stop consuming iodine-rich foods during pregnancy, and Japanese fetuses are exposed to maternal peripheral levels of iodide at concentrations of 10-5M to 10-6M (1-4). Either the Japanese are mutants, capable of surviving on toxic levels of iodine or we have been grossly deceived, and the human body needs at least 100 times the RDA, which was established very recently in 1980 and confirmed in 1989!! (7). " -- Source Research: http://www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/IOD-08/IOD_08.htm
Gabriel Cousins MD recomends the following iodine dosages for pregnant women and children:
"In 1911, 900 milligrams (900,000 micrograms! [nearly 1 gram of iodine]) daily were considered usual and safe doses. In 1950 the Japanese had 100 times more iodine in their diet than Americans. In 2001 they had 202 times more iodine than Americans and were using up to 13.8 milligrams daily as opposed to the average U. S. Intake of 425 micrograms daily. Unfortunately there has been no real study, ever, about what is the optimal safe dosage of iodine. But, again, no one has ever died from iodine overdose or allergic reactions. It is safe to suggest that at least the guidelines given by Drs. Abraham and Brownstein for the use of 12-50 milligrams of iodine daily, for overall iodine sufficiency and wellbeing, and up to 100 milligrams/day for diabetics is reasonable. My prudent suggestion is that as we follow these ideas, it is important to move forward carefully as we treat this pandemic level of 72% iodine deficiency in the world and a shocking 96% deficiency in Americans, affecting the minds of billions of people. I strongly recommend that people reevaluate the amounts of iodine people consume. I recommend that children under 6 years of age take half the adult dose[which is 12.5 mgs iodine], children 0-2 years take ¼ the adult dose, pregnant women take 47% more than the adult dose (current FDA ratio), and lactating women take 93% more than the adult dose (current FDA ratio), as iodine is very important for brain development, from a holistic perspective. In the larger humanitarian context the risk to benefit ratio of these recommended doses is extremely safe for healing the planetary population and ourselves. " -- Source: The Universal and Holistic Super Mineral
From the above, it would therefore seem to be safe to take between 12.5 mgs -- 20 mgs iodide/iodine per day in the form of lugol's iodine or Iodoral during pregnancy. After the birth of your child, it also would be advisable to take between 12.5 mgs and 50 mgs of iodide/iodine per day for the benefit of the child when breast feeding and also for your own candida problems.
Concerning your own hypothyroid problems -- I would seriously consider coming off L-thyroxin and moving onto natural bio-identical thyroid hormones. For more information on this you should read David Brownsteins book: Overcoming Thyroid Disorders. L-Thyroxin is just synthetic T4 and that's all. T4 is the inactive form of the thyroid hormone (T3 is the active form) that is used to control the TSH hormone. If you use bio-identical or natural thyroid hormone made from bovine and porcine sources -- these contain Free T3, Free T4 as well as other essential minerals and components of the thyroid gland so it is much more effective at healing and improving thyroid operation than L-thyroxin. Up until the 1970s, natural bio-identical thyroid was always used for thyroid disorders, and quite successfully, with few side-effects. You should ask your doctor about this."
12/15/2012: Elodie from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia replies: "Hi Bill, I've read alot of articles which keep emphasizing the importance of alkalising the gut. People have written that candida primarily thrives in an acid environment. Fungi, although more acidiophilic (acid loving) than bacteria, are very well adapted at responding well to alkaline and or neutral pH. Although I hold holistic beliefs when it comes to addressing and treating illness, im wary that there is also a lot of misinformation out there. As a scientist with a mycology background, we know that:
In the human body, pH can vary widely, from highly acidic (pH ~2) in the stomach to mildly acidic (skin and vagina), to neutral (bloodstream and parts of the gut), and even alkaline (some parts of the gut). Candida albicans, thrives in most of these sites and is highly tolerant to a wide range of environmental pH conditions, from pHs of <2 to pHs of >10.
Yeasts, and Candida albicans is no exception, can actively neutralize the pH of its environment (i. e the human body) from either acidic or alkaline pHs! Under acidic conditions, candida has demonstrated that it can raise the pH of its surrounding environment from 4 to >7 in less than 12 hours.
Your thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated!"
12/16/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Elodie... I would completely agree with you about the variance of pH throughout the body which is a natural phenomenon and a biological necessity. But, staying with digestion and the intestinel area, there is a general problem that is strongly related to bacterial and fungal issues (where homeostasis may consistently fail to cope or be able to rebalance and recover the body's pH to healthier levels) in this area called dysbiosis whose complex relationship to candida and other pathogens is fully described here: Candida, Fungal Type Dysbiosis
The causes of dybiosis are:
1. Acid food western diet and eating habits. Approximately 90% of our processed food diet today is acidifying. This creates an acid body where anaerobic pathogens tend to take hold and spread. This is where alkalizing is a great help to the body's homeostatic pH mechanism.
2. Fungal and Bacterial Gut infections caused by lack of nutrients in the diet. These pathogenic intestinal invasions may enter and establish themselves either through a lack of protective HCL in the stomach causing externnal pathogen entry via the mouth or these pathogens can also rise up from the intestines through a lack of bicarbonates in the pancreatic juices which fail to neutralize the stomach acid/chyme necessary for the pancreatic enzymes to work and do their job properly during main stage digestion in the duodenum. Both of these situations therefore tend to create acid upper intestines which tends to weaken and disrupt the healthy microbiota of the intestines as well as to promote pathogen invasion. So here is another solid reason, completely seperate from just alkalizing, why you should supplement with BS -- to restore bicarbonates to the pancreas for proper main stage digestion in the duodenum.
4. Ingesting and accumulating high levels of heavy metals, halides and many other poisons from ingesting chemically processed food, water and medical drugs. Sodium Bicarbonate is a considerable help in neutralizing and removing poisons from the body. Heavy metals as well as calcium and heme iron are also known to promote the formations of candida and other biofilms in the gut which is a huge protection for the candida and other pathogens that reside in them. Sodium Bicarbonate helps to remove these dangerous poisons as well as helping to disrupt and remove these pathogenic biofilms from the upper intestinal mucosa(which should normally be at a pH of about 8. 5) by its emulsifying or surfactant action.
Just some other benefits with reasons for using Sodium Bicarbonate for the body."
12/16/2012: Frank From Lebanon from Beirut replies: "Yes indeed, sodium bicarbonate is truly and Godsend. But it is always worth mentioning especialy for heavy SB users that: When one should not forget to include high potassium food such as avocado and potatoe peels (peel the potatoe thick, eat the skin with some potatoe beneath half a cm, and ignore the centre core, as most vitamins and potassium are at the top)
Also one should make sure to include lots of vitamin c, esp citric acid fruits like lemon. To balance out the sodium bicarbonate nutrient demanding effects in the long run. As SB does drain you of potassium and vitamin c if used daily.
07/11/2012: Carolyn from Milford, Ct: "I am trying to email Bill from San Fernando about his candida summary protocol. More precisely;
Is it possible to combine several of the candida-cleanse ingredients into a one liter bottle of water with the borax? I would like to combine the borax, baking soda (Ted recommends 1/2 tsp to prevent kidney pain while taking the borax), h2o2, methylene blue, vitamin c (as sodium ascorbate, of course) and a couple of drops of Lugol's iodine.
I know that combining the Lugol's and vitamin c at the same time will make it turn clear and into iodide. Does this matter for the overall curative effect when done over an extended period of time?
Also, I am curious how long he waits between taking the lemon/lime baking soda (Or Ted's carbicarb remedy) and then sipping at the borax? Is there a need to wait a while before or after the bs/lemon before sipping the borax again?
Any help would be appreciated!
Warmest Regards, Carolyn"Replies
08/29/2012: Prospero from Angeles City, Pampanga replies: "Bill, if you happend to see this message please drop me an email at prosperity71(at)gmail.com
I need to ask where did you get the BORAX, I'm also from Pampanga, Philippines. I have really a severe candida that crippled my life for almost 3 years now. Thank you"
04/07/2012: Susan from New York: "Bill from San Fernando, Can you clarify how to take 5% Lugols Iodine? I thought onlly distilled water should be used with 5% Lugols Iodine? Is spring water ok too?"Replies
04/08/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Susan... 5% Lugol's Iodine means that 5 gms of elemental Iodine is completely dissolved in a solution that comprises a mixture of 10 gms of potassium iodide and 85 gms distilled water. This mixture would make approx 100 mgs of a 5% lugol's iodine soluton.
Elemental iodine is not soluble in water alone but is completely soluble in an aqueous solution of potassium iodide.
The 5% Lugol's represents the lugol's strength -- such that one drop from a dropper of this form is equivalent to 6.25 mgs of iodide/iodine whereas a 2% lugol's iodine solution would deliver less -- just 2. 50 mgs of iodide/iodine per drop.
Lugol's Iodine is generally always made with distilled water."
04/08/2012: Lon from Stanhope, Nj replies: "This is terrific and much needed guidelines. Thank you Bill. I read all of your posts carfully as you summarize and break down to the essentials. One question; what about the flouride in the green tea. Isn't that a problem?"
04/08/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Lon... There might indeed be fluorine in the green tea. However, since you will also be detoxifying halogens as well as heavy metals with this protocol anyway, I don't think this is a worry because borax and lugol's iodine, which are also both used in this protocol, will act to strongly remove or inhibit absorption of fluorine into the body respectively. So the effect of possible fluorine in Green Tea is therefore cancelled or nullified when you follow this anti-candida protocol."
04/10/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "I must perhaps add several other points concerning this anti-candida protocol:
* Generally whenever people request my help with getting rid of their candida problems by email, I initially send them the protocol above and some initial advice. Then I wait for a response. There should always be a response because systemic candida can effect people in many ways with differing symptoms and so there will always be questions. There must be questions. But after I send them the protocol, I never hear from about 70% of them again. Obviously they are perhaps a little surprised or horrified at the protocol.
* Many people treat candida as perhaps just a trivial problem. Candida not only causes acid body and drags down the thyroid and immune system -- but the environment candida creates inside the body sends an open invitation and pass to other pathogenic bacteria and viruses for a free lunch in your body as well. This is why particularly systemic candida is so hard to defeat -- because you may well have other associated bacteria and viruses in your body as well as the candida -- which can also give rise to a huge variety of symptoms. Therefore, just as an example, if you have colitis, GERD, IBS, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Crohn's Disease etc, then there will be a very high probability that you also have candida as well. When Dr Orian Truss started to use Lugol's Iodine in earnest, he found that larger dose LI could cure not only candida but schizophrenia and severe depression as well. Candida is also a fungus, which is a highly adaptable pathogen which can both hide and overcome drugs by mating with your cells. Of the people that email me for help, only about 25%-30% of them actually do the anti-candida protocol. I am always in touch with these sufferers by email because symptoms always change, other problems arise and there are always questions to be answered and so support must be given.
* Many people with hypothyroidism (another close companion to candida), as another example, when they take just one or two drops of Lugol's Iodine have heart palpitations, arrythmias or skin breakouts, eruptions and rashes similar to acne or other problems such as depression, lethargy etc. This is caused by bromine detox by the iodine causing excess poisonous bromine to accumulate in the blood. And so if you also have a weakened excretory system already (very likely with longterm candida) -- and an overstressed or insufficient liver or kidney -- then your body will not be able to clear the bromine sufficiently quickly and you will get other symptoms arising and manifesting such as racing heart, skin problems, depression etc. This is why oral iodine should never really be taken alone -- but always, at a minimum, involves taking companion nutrients that help strengthen the liver and kidney, while also taking nutrients that heal metabolic malabsorption issues (bromine also inhibits iodine uptake in the intestines and cells). The answer, therefore, to this bromine detox problem is to take the Sea Salt Loading Protocol given here to help eliminate the bromine more quickly from the body. It has also been my experience that when I've helped people from Africa or the Philippines with candida -- these people took 30 drops of iodine from the start with very few bromine detox problems. And yet, it seems that candida and hypothyroid suffers from the Western World -- America and Europe -- have much harsher side-effects from even taking just one drop of lugol's iodine. Why is this? This is because the people I treated in these more primitive countries ate better, less processed foods and better diets that contained no bromine. In the Philippines bromine is not used in their bread by law. In America particularly -- bromine is used in their bread and in their brominated, highly processed vegetable oils. So I am not the least bit surprised that people in America or Europe now have such a hard time taking just one drop of lugol's iodine. This is one of the reasons why proper diet is also important in the anti-candida protocol.
* I am also surprised at the way people think about how to cure their problems. Alot of people seem to think in the same way as doctors do now, which is:
One disease --> One Germ --> One Cure (just attack the pathogen and do nothing else)
OR - in the case of autoimmune and degenerative disease treatments eg hepatitis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism:
Antibody attacks organ --> Attack and destroy anti-body with huge collateral body and immune system damage and hope for the best. Meanwhile, let's just treat the symptoms instead.
Attack!! Attack!! Attack!!
Where's the healing?
Where's the actual cure?
I define an actual cure as taking a remedy or a protocol for a while until you determine that you no longer have that medical problem and then you can stop taking that remedy forever. Unfortunately, in the case of degenerative or auto-immune diseases, the larger pharmaceutical companies seem to prefer just treating the symptoms of these diseases with a battery of drugs (glorified anti-inflammatories and pain-killers with huge and dangerous side-effects) for the rest of your life, simply because this seems to be a much more profitable fit to their Business Model."
04/10/2012: Lon Di from Stanhope, Nj replies: "Thank you, Bill, this is very helpful information because I've been quite confused about green tea."
06/23/2012: Heather from San Diego, Ca replies: "Yes. This works.
I have been following various forms of Ted's advice, combined with other research I found on the Net (after years of piecing together what did and didn't work for me from trial and error). Essentially, what I came up with is exactly what Bill has written, which I just now discovered on Earth Clinic.
I used this for chronic fatigue syndrome, which I suspected was related to candida.
This is very good advice. It took 6 months for me, and I still have health issues but the main ones (fatigue, brain fog, depression, anxiety) are cured.
Also, I haven't given up dairy. I did for two months, didn't notice any difference in my health and since I missed it so much, added it back. Also not taking the MB from the aquarium store, but may add that in. (May eventually give up dairy too but for now I eat only organic, minimally processed dairy when I can afford it.)
THANKS so much for writing this excellent report! I'll refer to it often!"
09/24/2012: Wydo from Ventura, Ca, United States replies: "Hi Bill from San Fernando, Philippines, You have a wonderful protocol here and it has helped me out greatly. I, however, struggle. I have discovered the reason that the protocol doesn't work that well for me as it has for others. I discovered I have a couple of places on my descending colon that just clamp up tight and do not allow the digested food to pass through. These strictures make the whole digestive system back up and cause the Candida to flourish. I discovered the problem while trying to get things to move by doing an enema. I just couldn't get much water to go in. At first I thought the strictures were a prolapsed colon but they can be made to pop open. I took an enema, one time, after sex and all 2 quarts of water went in before I knew it and that's how I learned that those strictures will pop open. At this time I really need some help on resolving this problem because I have needed to do an enema every day for the last 3 weeks. I do feel better when I take the borax in water but terrible when I am not taking it.
I use 3 capsules of laxative, magnesium chloride and VCO to try to keep things moving. When it comes out it comes out as diarrhea and that is the only way it will come out. I also do your protocol but I don't do all of it at once because it is just too hard for me to do all of it while working. If you have any ideas on how to relax these strictures please post them for me. Thank you."
01/16/2013: Cindy from Wisconsin, Usa replies: "Question for Bill from Phillipines. Could one do nasal irrigation for candida? What would you use in the water for most effect and how often? I have a bad smell in my nose in the morning and a drippy nose as well during the day. Also feel a lump in throat like something you can't get swallowed down. Thanks in advance."
09/19/2013: Josey from Vancouver, Canada replies: "Hi Bill, I was hoping you could help me as I have a lot of questions before I do this program. First, for some background info, I am a 20 year old female with Mitral Valve Prolapse (second level out of 4, but I have symptoms synonymous with level 3 - premature ventricular contractions, fast/irregular beats, which give me a lot of anxiety). I believe I have a systemic candida infection; I have chronic yeast and sinus infections (which I believe to be fungal because I had a fungal ball discharge through my eustachian tubes into my mouth once - disgusting! ), among many other symptoms - chronic fatigue, low immunity, constant sickness & infections, more recently skin rashes/reactions, anxiety, hives/allergies/food sensitivities, indigestion/constipation, loss of balance, athlete's foot (which I struggled with as well as warts as a child but eventually grew out of), etc. I've traveled a lot throughout my life and I've caught various viruses overseas in Asia and it leads me to think I might have parasites as well but who knows.. Of course there's nothing wrong with me according to doctor's, they can only diagnose my yeast infections when they are at their worst, but not when they are mild... But I know they are still there.
I have a question about your suggested use of borax... In the past few months I have successfully used boric acid powder which I put into empty gel caps and inserted vaginally overnight to cure yeast infections - temporarily of course, it usually works after inserting 3 nights in a row and then comes back within a week or so, doing it once a week usually helps to keep the infections at bay... I'm sure I'm just killing the active infection in my vagina but since it's inside my body it will just keep resurfacing there until I kill it all.. Anyways I'm wondering what the difference between borax and boric acid powder is and whether they are interchangeable or if one is better than the other for ingesting and/or inserting vaginally for candida. And now that I think about it, I have another question - with Hydrogen Peroxide therapy (the one where you increase the drops daily up to 25 drops 3x/day and then reduce back down again), I am worried about killing the good bacteria within as well as the bad (I think I'm very low in good bacteria as I believe that my candida problems started after I was put on many different antibiotics for something that was eventually diagnosed as one of the first cases of h1n1 virus in Canada) so I'm wondering when it would be best to take my probiotics, as I'm supposed to be drinking the h2o2 3 times a day and I don't want the two to interfere. And while I'm at it, I already take on a daily basis: 500 mg of magnesium, fish oil, 200 mcg of selenium, 500 mg of timed release vit C, astaxanthin, vit D drops, peppermint oil gel caps for digestion, birth control pills (I know bad), and tryptophan 1000 mg for my heart palpitations/arrythmia/premature ventricular contractions. I mostly only take 1 tryptophan at night, because my symptoms are worse at night, unless something is causing worse heart symptoms of late, then I might take more pills or some during the day - I try not to though because I find it suppresses my nervous system too much and lowers my blood pressure so I get very faint the next day if I take too much at night. Recently I started taking B100 timed release and those aggravated my symptoms, so I stopped and after a couple days they went away, but I was fine before on another B complex that wasn't as potent I guess (I don't have the bottle anymore so I'm not sure). I also drink 1 tb of liquid chlorophyll, ACV & blackstrap molasses every day as well. I'm wondering if there's anything else you suggest that I should take, or if any of these supplements will react with either each other, the h2o2 therapy and/or my tryptophan. I was thinking of adding Pau D'Arco and of course doing the sodium bicarbonate & lemon alkalizing formula twice (or thrice?) daily. And what kind of anti oxidants do you recommend taking on the h2o2 therapy?
Thanks in advance for your help, I appreciate any and all advice I can get as I know other people who have gone through the candida diet "cure" just by changing their diet and not using many of the other things, but who I personally don't believe are cured because still get a few yeast infections a year, think I'm insane for considering h2o2 therapy, and so do my mother and her bf, who are both in the science research field, my mother in cancer research and her bf has his doctorate as a scientist - then again his speciality is sex hormones not fungus so who knows, I take everything with a grain of salt and everything in moderation.
09/20/2013: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Hello Josey; based on your description and travel experiences as well as what you suspect, you clearly have a system wide viral/fungal infection. Your description of the sinus problem means you need repeated sinus irrigations of colloidal silver. I make my own so know it is strong enough... Over 100 ppm. But you'll know if you have the right silver the first time you irrigate. It should sting in the infected sinus cavities. Also irrigate into the ears so the eustacian tubes are coated. Repeat twice a day for a month. AND begin drinking on empty stomach two tablespoons daily for at least six months to kill the system wide infection. One case I knew took two years to kill the infection; it had landed on the pancreas.
Finally, I'm happy to see you are doing some things to help the heart situation but you have left off the most important; NATURAL vitamin E. You need at least 400 iu daily for good circulation/ oxygen flow/ slicking down veins and arteries and platletes.
Do not buy E in a drug store as they only want to carry synthetic E."
09/20/2013: Mike from Denver, Colorado replies: "Josey: A young woman who followed the candida plan for 2 years gives a concise explanation of the way she completely cured everything in 3 days. Google raw food for candida videos. She has an accent and is standing in a field. The duration is 7:15."
12/16/2013: Davae from La replies: "Borax and Boric acid are two different things DO NOT INTERCHANGE THEM THAT IS DANGEROUS! Boric acid is only for yeast infections it is to be inserted in the vagina,
I had a fungal overgrowth and finally figured out a natural solution, I had a hidden dental infection that lead to sinus issues/ nasal polyps I had to have sinus surgery then I was on clindamycin which lead to bad yeast infection my doctor gave me boric acid suppositories to insert vaginally before bed and he told me that I needed to do it for two weeks to really get rid of it Now I had fungus overgrowth I had this intense stinging, itching. The MD gave me Diflucan that stopped the itching fast except I had bad side effect I really hate to take antibiotics .I decided to do my own research So here is what you do to get rid of fungal overgrowth take mega doses of vitamin C, stop all sugar and carbs dairy gluten. Read the the Gut and Psychology book get on the diet. Start taking slow released coconut pill ( caprylic acid) and serrapeptase which dissolves the biofilm 15 minutes later take Grapefruit seed extract , garlic pills, SF722 antifungals some people like oregano oil but is kills all the good flora too so you need to decide if it is for you . Few hours later take threelac, florastor probiotics, this will keep the good flora in place. This will take awhile you may have a dieoff of the bad stuff so take benonite clay to get in out of your body, Get with a naturopathic doctor they know how to cures this and will test for it they might suggest IV therapy."
Candida Diet Length
01/07/2014: Fred03 from Washington, Dc: "Good Afternoon, I've had candida/parasites (protozoa) over the last few years and in 2013 did a protocol for candida using 10-Undecenoic Acid for 2 months with a candida diet that did include fruits, potatoes, and brown rice. My chiropractor recently tested me (using vials of fungus, parasites, foods) by placing these vials on my body and determining my resistance to his force pushing on my arm. Again, my resistance was weakest when candida, parasites, and many foods such as wheat, corn, dairy, were exposed to me. He currently has me taking Similax Supreme, Golden Thread Supreme, Trace Minerals, and Digestive Enzymes since 1/1/14. I don't feel either the undeconoic acid for current remedies have done much. I don't believe I've ever experienced any die-off. I do, however, sit in an Infrared sauna 5-6/week for 30 minutes. I would like to start using your candida diet and remedies protocol. Can you tell me how long I need to do? Also, are low glycemic fruits allowed such as green apples, berries? Is brown rice ok? I'm a male, 6'2" and only weigh 160lbs. I appreciate your help and advice."
Enemas for Candida
12/17/2013: Healthseeker from Usa: "For Bill from San Fernando:
Maybe others would also be interested in this information-I am wondering what I can put in enemas to kill candida? Turpentine/kerosene, hydrogen peroxide, borax, iodine etc. Or any herbs? Also how much to start and how often? Thank you so much. I really appreciate Earth Clinic. It is the first place I go to look up information and have suggested it to many others.
Bill, I just recently purchased your candida book and soo glad I did. Thank you."Replies
12/17/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Survey says: lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) and clove (Syzygium aromaticum). Also essential oils of thyme, patchouli, and cedarwood. Don't know how safe those would be in an enema."
12/17/2013: Bill from San Fernando. Philippines replies: "Hi HealthSeeker...Much thanks for your comments.
And your question on whether enemas will help against candida is a good one. In fact, in my candida book, I actually considered putting in a chapter that described cures for other diseases that are usually associated to candida. These other associated diseases are various and many and some of them are quite serious -- see Dr William Shaw's website for a complete listing of these disease associations. But I was just considering including the commonly associated diseases: like GERD/Reflux, bacterial vaginitiis, toenail fingus, esophigitis, allergies etc. I also considered including prebiotics, enema and laxative protocols as further viable strategies against serious candida issues. In the end, I decided against including these -- not least because my book would've become huge and complicated as a result. I wanted to make the approach to a candida cure as simple as possible.
But your question about using enemas against candida is certainly a good one which I completely support.
So why should we need to use enemas against candida?
In my book I make the point that it is a huge mistake to regard and treat candida in the same way as bacteria or viruses. I illustrate this in the book by calling bacteria and viruses the regular enemy troops that invade our bodies, while describing candida fungal disease as their Special Forces or as a highly effective terrorist group -- the invisible guerilla pathogen. This is why so many people who have serious candida issues are unable to even get their disease diagnosed -- so they call it a Mystery Illness or Mystery Diagnosis here on EC because doctors can't find anything wrong with them. So it has become very obvious to me that candida is extremey adept and clever at hiding in our bodies.
How many people here have got rid of their candida from their intestines or from their uterus using nystatin or whatever protocol only to have this disease come raging back a few months later?
Candida could only return later by hiding safely somewhere in your body. So where does candida hide? Ted from Bangkok has mentioned that viral diseases like Epstein Barr, HPV and herpes can easily hide in the fluid areas of our bodies. They tend to hide in the fluids of the backbone and in the sinovial fluids in between our joints where the immune system cannot reach them. He uses topical oils such as clove oil and lavendar oil to chase these pathogens out of their hiding place and then uses other protocols, such as lysine, vitamin c and green tea to kill these viral pathogens when they are thus exposed in the blood.
After pondering where candida can hide, here is a further relevant list of areas in the body where I think that candida (as well as other pathogens) can easily hide:
The ear canals
The sinuses(think rhinitis or sinusitis - both incurable fungal/bacterial diseases associated with allergies)
The root canals of the teeth(see Weston Price's research)
The lower intestines (caecum/colon region)
Biofilms in the gut (same as plaque on teeth. Biofilms are impenetrable fibrin fortresses to antifungals and the immune system)
The Brain (due to the blood/brain barrier)
The Bone fluids(due to the blood/bone barrier)
When you have flu and then get rid of it -- why does the flu suddenly come back with a vengeance after a week of recovery? After getting rid of cancer and successfully going into remission -- why does the cancer come back within 5 years? The reason must be because cancer is a patient pathogen, yet another invisible guerrilla pathogen, that can hide and will wait until your immune system and body is at its lowest ebb and then it will reveal itself and strike again.
But lets talk about pathogens hiding in the lower intestines -- which hasn't really been mentioned before on EC. This explanation applies not just to candida -- as far as I'm concerned it also applies to many other incurable diseases like HIV AIDS, cancer, Hepatitis, Herpes, HPV etc. I recently read about a woman on another health website who had serious candida problems for years and years. She tried all the allopathic and alternative remedies and nothing ever worked. Sometimes taking a particular protocol would help for a while but the candida always came back. Then one day, out of desperation, she tried dissolving nystatin (one pill) in water and took this as an enema and, within a very short time she was vastly improved and healthy again -- no candida. So yes I would definitely advise taking enemas (or even regular laxatives like Miilk of Magnesia -- similar effect and outcome) for serious candida issues because, as far as I can work out, the lower intestines is a prime safe haven for candida.
And if you really think about the enema protocol against candida, it actually makes complete sense. When you take all the remedies that kill candida, you take oral dosages by mouth that will only ever be effective against candida in the upper intestine(duodenum, ileum) and for absorption into the body. But by the time these oral candida-kill remedies reach the caecum/colon in the lower intestines they will be all played out, in very low and ineffective concentrations, which will have little beneficial effect there. So perhaps candida can easily hide with impunity in the lower intestines, which allows a hiding place and safe haven for candida to continually pump out evermore candida spores and toxins into the body."
02/15/2014: Earthclinic Follower from Wi: "Question for Bill from San Fernando: would you advise consuming beverages or foods that have been fermented with sugar/honey if you are on candida protocol? I would like to get good bacteria but not from supplements. Thanks"
MMS and Turpentine
01/02/2014: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines: "I have some significant and useful information to report on the beneficial effects of both MMS and particularly Turpentine against parasites, candida and Autism.
Mr Prakash has generously allowed me to describe how successful he has been in curing his own son of parasites, candida and Autism.
Briefly, the initial protocol he followed was the MMS/CDS protocol(Miracle Mineral Solution -- Chlorine Dioxide protocol) as used by Kerri Rivera. He used this protocol for a couple of months and achieved an 80% improvement in the cognitive abilities of his own son who is autistic. But Mr Prakash told me that the effects of the MMS protocol then plateaued and he could not get any further improvement with his son which is why he contacted me because he had read my book on and he wanted advice on turpentine. With using just the MMS/CDS protocol there would always be parasites etc in the stool -- his child's stool was never really completely clear of parasites despite the improvement. So I advised that the turpentine protocol would also kill parasites/candida and would be much more efficient at removing candida biofilms.
He also contacted Walter Last, a well respected healer, who sent him a protocol for his son which included Iodine, Borax and turpentine or kerosene. I also advised that he should now stop the MMS protocol and just concentrate on using Walter Last's advised protocol which is a solid protocol for a child with few side-effects. Here is Walter Last's protocol and advice against parasites and candida:
* Make a jar of the following mix. You can use any kind of liquid, like water, cold or warm herbal tea, very diluted vegetable juice with a little bit of apple added for taste. Combine the chosen liquid with 1 tbsp of the borax concentrated solution, to this add a 1/3 tsp (1 gram) of Sodium ascorbate, ? tsp (2 grams )each of MSM, L-glutamine and Sodium bicarbonate. You may add a tsp of glycerine to sweeten it. Nirekh needs to sip this throughout the day. Alternatively, it can be mixed with food or drink.
* Start with a much smaller amount and gradually over 2 weeks increase to the full dose. If any reactions or problems arise with this cut back again to a small amount and then gradually increase again.
* 1 drop of Lugols’ solution in food or drink in the morning. A low-level B complex vitamin tablet crushed up and mixed with several meals during the day. It can also be added to the above drink. 3 x a day rub the abdomen with diluted DMSO (50%). You can continue periodically with MMS/CDS, but best to give it a rest for a while. Borax is excellent against parasites.
* Start using kerosene with 1 drop and gradually increase to half a tsp once a day. A suitable low-odour product in the US is Klean-Strip 1 Kerosene, see www.wmbarr.com/product.aspx?catid=35&prodid=71; you can get it at Wal-Mart and various hardware stores. It is easiest to take after coating the tongue with molasses, and taking it diluted half and half with olive oil. Eat something afterwards. The same for gum turpentine which may be used once or twice a week instead of kerosene.
The mother, and most likely the whole family, might have Candida problems. It would be recommended, especially for the mother, that some antimicrobial treatment to be implemented as well. Adults may take higher doses of the recommended remedies.
Mr Prakash contacted me because I use the turpentine protocol in my book against candida. He read about this in my book and wanted advice. He ended up giving his son 1/2 teaspoon turpentine a day. He has only been giving his son this amount for 3 weeks.
He has further reported that for the first week on the turpentine protocol there was an extremely large sudden discharge of worms/parasites -- larger than normal. He also mentioned that other strange stuff came out with his son's poop (which did not occur with the MMS protocol). Mr Prakash was sure that this stuff was candida biofilms. Then, in the third week of the turpentine protocol -- the child's poop had no parasites or strange discharges -- just normal poop.
For any doubters, Mr Prakash also sent me over 30 photos of his son's poop. In one photo there was a ropeworm which was over 20 inches long. He also sent me a video of his autistic son as he is now. The child was happily playing with toys, plenty of energy, no pain, he wasn't shy or withdrawn and there was plenty of eye contact -- just like a normal 2 year old boy. Mr Prakash is thoroughly convinced that this acceleration in improvement of his son's health is mainly due to the effects of MMS and turpentine. He continues using just the turpentine protocol now (with breaks) as well as Walter Last's protocol for his son.
This wonderful news and evidence also further demonstrates and proves to me that both parasites and candida are key causative factors for serious diseases like Autism. Another fact -- Mr Praksh's son was given large amounts of anti-biotics at birth -- anti-biotics are, perhaps, the top major cause of candida infections today.
So to help cure autism -- just use a protocol that removes parasites and candida efficiently and successfully and you will have vast improvement if not a complete cure from Autism.
I've reported this testimonial not just to further highlight the benefits of pure gum spirits of turpentine but also as further proof of safety with its proper use."Replies
01/11/2014: Tony from Tn, Usa replies: "Hello again Bill. The link to this post was finally fixed by EC so I can now view this great success story. You had provided this link for me from our other candida protocol discussion. This leads me to a question about our son. He's 12 years old & suffers from ADHD, Asberger's Syndrome, and low level Tourette Syndrome.
Would this protocol be efficient for treating that combination of mental sickness? Our son has been on quite a bit of anti-biotics. We've tried numerous natural approach remedies as well as prescription meds. Nothing to date has helped him. Right now, we don't have him on any meds or natural remedies.
What's your opinion on the best route of treatment for him? I'm already using the turpentine myself so getting him to take it shouldn't be too much a problem since he sees me using it. I know taste will be the biggest problem for him. Thanks again Bill for your time & God Bless!"
01/24/2014: Tony from Tn, Usa replies: "Hey again Bill! With my health problems I forgot about replying to this a couple weeks ago. Could you please respond back about my question regarding our son? We would like to get him on something. We've tried numerous things without success. Hopefully, with your advise and guidance we can get him turned around. He's getting into a lot of trouble at school and on the verge of being sent to alternative school.
We're doing our best with him. We want to use only natural remedies. He's already tried enough prescription meds. We took him off them about 2 years ago. We've tried to deal with his problems by therapy and alternative remedies but they too haven't worked. We just haven't came across the right treatment option(s).
We're believing in God to do that! Turpentine might be the answer for him. I just know how difficult it would be for him to ingest this stuff. He's so picky anyhow with food. Maybe mixing it with juice/food would do the trick. That's if you think turpentine is right choice for his mental health conditions. Thanks again Bill! Have a great day!"
01/24/2014: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Tony...Regarding your son, I think he should be able to take the turpentine protocol for his problems. 1/4 to 1/2 tsp dosage of turpentine with castor oil and sugar/molasses should be fine for him. If he is over 13 y o then he should be able to take the full one teaspoon dose -- but work up to the dose slowly!! I would also watch his stools -- to see if parasites are also present. One thing I have learnt from participating in the Autism group is that when parasites start being killed and coming out then autistic kids not only fell better -- their mental problems and sociability rapidly seem to improve.
Another protocol that your son can try which should help to greatly improve his mood, shyness, anger and sociability is just to take higher dose niacinamide(B3) every day in an easy protocol shown here:
Supplement magnesium citrate (250 mgs) twice a day and zinc gluconate(25 mgs) once a day.
At every meal your son should also take:
500 mgs niacinamide
1000 mgs vitamin C
You can also take an adult dose of 1000 mgs of niacinamide three times a day at meals without problems according to Dr Abram Hoffer.
The above niacinamide protocol is a paired down and simplified version of the main orthomolecular protocol that works to resolve many mental health problems like depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, CFS, ME and other autism spectrum disorders. The full protocol that is recommended is shown at this link.
This same protocol should also greatly help your wife's condition who you have said has a bipolar disorder. She should also use this niacinamide protocol.
And today I've just read how a daughter cured her 89 year old mother's 6 year old Alzheimer problem by just using higher dose niacinamide, Vitamin A and Coconut Oil. See this link."
01/25/2014: Tony from Tn, Usa replies: "Thanks again Bill for such a quick reply. I had totally let this slip my mind recently about our son. Thanks for posting back.
Our son is 12 years old so we'll just start out at 1/4-1/2 tsp. daily. He don't care much for honey. Would it be OK to use the turpentine in some organic apple juice? That would hide the taste of the turpentine for him.
What do parasites look like in stools? I have seen dead yeasts and other pathogens in my own stool with the anti-candida protocol. Heck, there might have even been parasites in my stools before. I don't know exactly what to look for in parasites.
I know what the niacin can do for him. It's helped me tremendously Bill from your protocol for me. I take 1, 000 mg daily in split doses and it's helped my BP and mental clarity & that's only over 1 months time. I'm considering going up to 1, 500 mg daily to help even more with my depression and anxiety. I want off these meds. They're doing me NO GOOD!
My wife has now read your reply and she's excited to see that there's hope for her bipolar disorder as well.
Is it OK for her to use the niacin protocol along with taking the turpentine? Also, should I go with one or the other for our son? In other words, using the niacin protocol and the turpentine in combination or just use the niacin protocol alone? It doesn't hurt to use the turpentine in combo with the niacin protocol, right?
BTW, I had already read that post about a mother being cured of Alzheimer's with niacin, Vit A, & Coconut Oil. Doesn't surprise me at all. Niacin is a help to an awful lot of health problems. A simple vitamin that NO DOCTOR would even think about telling their patients to use.
It's not something they can use their hands to write a prescription for. That's why! Thanks again Bill! Looking forward to your suggestions back to me! God Bless you Bill & may the Lord take care of you in every way!"
01/26/2014: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Tony...You can try mixing turpetine with apple juice for your son if you want, but turpentine wont mix with aqueous solutions very well because it is fat soluble. Which is why I normally recommend using it with castor oil of VCO. However, turpentine would dissolve in milk(contains fats) which is something you could perhaps try.
Also, the turpentine should not interfere with any of the nutrients, although -- as has already been mentioned -- it does expel xenobiotics. I use turpentine normally twice a week now as a preventative. I also use higher dose niacin on the same day as using the turpentine, without any problems at all."
01/27/2014: Tony from Tn, Usa replies: "Thanks again Bill for your time and help! I think we'll try the milk mixture for turpentine usage for our son. He drinks milk just about every day so that is probably the best option.
Our son isn't on any meds so that's not an issue as for the xenobiotics factor. However my wife is on 5 bipolar meds.. Well, 6 when you include the Maxalt for her migraines. I already have her on magnesium, omega 3's, & Coq10 for headaches. This would be a factor for her. We've discussed here using the turpentine but certainly is small amounts to start off with.
She shouldn't have any problems with the niacin protocol with her meds. I think 1/4 tsp. daily dose for her for a couple weeks is a good start. Should she take the turpentine dose at least a couple hours away from her prescription meds? Thanks again Bill & God Bless!"
01/28/2014: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Tony...As you have said, your wife should take the turpentine dosage well away from her medicines. I would also add the higher dose niacin or niacinamide as well. The niacin(with vitamin B complex) should have quite a positive mental effect."
02/26/2014: Mary from Saskatchewan, Canada replies: "Hi Bill do you have any more information about the progress of this boy and about the protocols they are using. I have been using turp in the am and MMS enemas and bath in the pm and getting lots of worms out. More energy and feeling really good. I am just wondering if it is safe for my liver. Thanks, Mary"
02/28/2014: Bill from San Fenando, Philippines replies: "Hi Mary...I'm still involved with the autistic group who are essentially taking MMS, MMS enemas (Dr Volinsky method), the Hulda Clark Parasite Protocol and turpentine. The man who bought my candida book invited me to his autistic group because I was talking about biofilms and turps -- something which is never mentioned in most other protocols against candida and I have been observing and giving advice to him and others from the group on the use of turps as well as lugol's iodine etc. This group have combined the MMS protocols with the turps protocol. They also mostly tend to use an Indian Ayurvedic anti-parasite herb called Vidanga(False Black Pepper) instead of the Hulda Clark Parasite Protocol. This group has broken away from the main MMS group because several people were a little disappointed with their autistic child's progress results using just the MMS on its own as advised and used by Kerri Rivera(who follows Andreas Klacker and Jim Hubble).
This man has a two year old autistic son who is on the MMS and turps protocol(1/4 tspn a day with breaks). He contacted me two months ago and said that, according to his ATEC scores, his son's autism problems had resolved by 80%. At this point he found that there was not much more progress using the MMS protocol -- in other words that the curative effects of MMS had plateaued. Then he began the turps protocol in combination with MMS, resulting in a sudden and much larger discharge of parasites and candida biofilms found in the stools. The discharge of parasites is reduced now, but the biofilms found in his son's stools are still apparent. The father is mainly using the oral turps protocol now. A ways to go yet but his son continues to regularly improve.
I believe that the reason MMS didn't fully recover his child from autism(and the reason for plateauing) was because MMS does not effectively remove biofilms from the intestines where both candida and other bacteria can hide. The presence of more killed parasites and biofilms in the stool when turpentine was used was also confirmatory evidence for me that turps both kills parasites and removes biofilms very effectively. It also effectively confirmed the safety of using the turpentine protocol on a two year old child(and other children). There appears to be no adverse affects on the liver when turpentine is supplemented sensibly. The only problems are the Herx reactions from the candida, bacteria and parasite toxins -- causing wooziness, drowsiness and occasionally mylagia pain or intestinal problems for the child. The side-effects of using MMS appear to be nausea, vomiting and headaches(similar to hydrogen peroxide use). I have also been helping both the father and the mother of this autistic child who both also have serious candida issues. They've had no end of Herx trouble using lugol's iodine, alkalizing and turpentine. This Herx problem with iodine and turps is typical in the West where poor processed food is eaten every day(they live in the America). It is the bain of our modern society.
I must also state that I have much respect for the protocol used and advised by Kerri Rivera. Her only intention is to help cure autistic children. She so far claims to have cured over 100 autistic children using her protocol which a wonderful record. But when I read her autobiography, I noted that her own autistic son, who has been on her protocol for ten years, is still not fully cured yet. That's why I believe that the one missing link in her protocol is turpentine because turps removes biofilms efficiently and fast. Her protocol does not address the biofilm factor in autism even though there is ample evidence for the truth of this in Dr William Shaw's wide research on candida, autism and other autism spectrum disorders."
03/01/2014: Ed2010 from Canada replies: "Hi Bill,
Turpentine are you referring to Kerosene or Turpentine obtained from Pine Trees? Good Health"
03/01/2014: Rsw from Uniontown, Oh replies: "Hi Bill, I can only imagine how grateful the parents of this autistic child must be for your help with his improving condition. I am amazed by the turp success stories but I still have a mental avoidance to ingesting turpentine, just as I had a hard time at first with the borax. I wondered if this supplement contains the active ingredient in turpentine, and could be used initially to see what one's reaction might be? (I omitted the seller info) Thank you for all the information and advice you freely give to this group.
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03/01/2014: Bill from San Fenando, Philippines replies: "Hi Ed2010...You can use either Kerosene or Turpentine in the protocol. Although they have different names they contain the same constituents more or less. I use and describe gum turpentine because its far less complicated than to advise Kerosene. Kerosene goes by other names like paraffin or mineral oil. The main difference between turpentine and kerosene is that turpentine comes directly from pine trees whereas kerosene is generally a distilled derivative of coal or petroleum -- which also arises from the breakdown of plants and trees. If you want to know more about the different forms of kerosene and turpentine then this is a good link:
01/31/2014: Dawn from Los Angeles: "Hi Bill,
Wondering if you could help me. I have had candida for years.Its now really affecting my vision, memory, skin, mood, joints. I also had a very severe case of Valley Fever - Cocci- a few years ago so my lungs are pretty weak. I have tried most everything including your protocol for a few months last Fall which really seemed to help me. Then the holidays hit and I got lazy and fell off my candida diet. So I am back and resolving to start again. I have done weeks of a good diet and 4 days of Turpentine drops. I am going to try to find new turps today as mine do not say PURE GUM SPIRITS. They only say 100% Natural from tree resin. What I need your advice on are my dosages. I am 48 years old and 102 lbs. How long should I take working up to the 1tsp of turps and when do I take breaks? Also, when I take turps with the borax/ Lugols/ Meth Blue is it going to overload my system too much? I have two young boys and need to avoid the massive die-off as much as possible. And last question, what do you think of Dr. J. Daniels using sugar cubes as "they lure the candida out and the turps then kill it" ? As a long time Candida sufferer, taking pure sugar or even honey sounds like suicide!! I have been melting EVCO and mixing the turps in it. Any advice would really help. And thanks for all your work here, Bill. I have been lurking on the boards for years and am very grateful for this site."Replies
01/31/2014: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Dawn... In answer to your questions.
I am 48 years old and 102 lbs. How long should I take working up to the 1 tsp of turps and when do I take breaks ?
You can take a week to two weeks working up to the full one teaspoon dose of turpentine. You can initially start the turps protocol with drop dosage amounts of your own choice and work up to the full dose that way. Or you can simply start with 1/4 teaspoon of turps and work up to a full tspn that way, in drop dosage amounts. Take day-off breaks whenever you have to in order to cope with the healing crisis or die-off effects. The worst thing you can possibly do is start taking turpentine at the one teaspoon dose straight away. This is likely to cause a huge pathogen die-off that might produce a much more severe die-off. Your body must also be given time to get used to the turpentine. Hence you should start small and go slow.
Also, when I take turps with the borax/ Lugols/ Meth Blue is it going to overload my system too much?
I have taken the turpentine protocol with the remedies you mention above without problems.
And last question, what do you think of Dr. J. Daniels using sugar cubes as "they lure the candida out and the turps then kill it" ?
Have you ever seen the film "The Ghost in the Darkness"? This was a story about man-eating tigers in old colonial India. The way they eventually killed the last tiger was by using a goat as bait and by building a platform near the goat so the hunter could kill the tiger when it went for the goat. The was the bait and kill tactic they used.
Turpentine and sugar uses the same strategy. Add to this that you are on a sugar-restricted candida diet and this also makes the candida sugar receptors very sensitive and desperate for sugar. So when you do take the sugar(or molasses or honey) and turpentine together, the candida cells open up to gorge on the sugar, which allows the turps to freely enter their cells which kills them.
Also, I'm afraid I find it quite hard to believe Dr Daniels somewhat rigid recommendation that only sugar cubes of a particular size should be used in the turps protocol. She explains that she discovered the turps protocol when she read about early American slaves curing many illnesses using this particular cube sugar turps protocol. But there is one glaring hole in her recommendations.
They didn't have refined sugar or cube sugar in early American history. So the slaves must have used cane syrup, molasses or raw honey instead with their own turps protocols."
02/05/2014: Dawn from Los Angeles replies: "Hi Bill,
Thanks so much for your advice. I bought your book and I love it! If possible, could you advise me again?
I am working up the turps...now at 1/4tsp. How long should I take to reach 1tsp? And once I get there, do I take it for 10 days on then 10 days off?
I know each person is different but I am wondering how long I should do the whole turps protocol? And the main anti-Candida protocol? I am assuming the main protocol will be months.
And last question....should I swap out the turps for the nattokinase at some point? Likewise, should I use the meth blue on the 2 days off from the borax or does my system need a break on those days?
Really appreciate you, Bill. Thanks."