Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- ACV, Baking Soda, Magnesium, Vit E
- Adequate Chewing of Food
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Baking Soda, Lemon Juice, Coconut Oil
- Baking Substitutions
- Boric Acid
- Candida and Ph
- Candida Cleanse
- Candida Comments
- Candida Detoxing Symptoms
- Candida Symptoms
- Candida Test
- Caprylic Acid
- Chamomile Tea
- Check for Sjogren
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Cream of Tartar
- Dietary Changes
- Dietary Changes, Omega 3
- Food Allergies
- Garlic and GSE
- Garlic, Dandelion, Turmeric, Cayenne
- General Feedback
- Ginger Tea
- Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)
- Grapefruit Seed Extract, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Heavy Metal Detox
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Juicing, Dietary Changes
- Live Sauerkraut
- Low Fat Diet, Mms
- Lugol's Iodine, Baking Soda
- Master Cleanse
- Monarda Tea and Frequency Generator
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Ph Balancing
- Reader Theories
- Remedies Needed
- St. John's Wort, Eliminate the Pill
- Ted's Remedies
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Urine Therapy
- Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)
- Wheat Grass Juice
- Xylitol, Bentonite Clay
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[YEA] 03/10/2009: Jerome from San Francisco, CA., US of A: "TRUST ME, THIS IS ABOUT CANDIDA...
I didn't get over my illness until:
1) I discovered that I had been living with intestinal parasites. My physicians didn't believe that I was ill at all. They didn't want to waste their time and resources testing, don't you know. I was so happy to have them *diagnose* the animalia I presented to them in a box.
(a) the parasites, worms, protected themselves by secreting a biofilm which is both immunomodulating and immunosuppressing. Do you honestly believe my physicians knew / told me that?
2) My physicians explained, (ie., LIED), to me and explained that I had "IBS". Try googling the two words: "IBS" and "TRASHCAN DIAGNOSIS".
(a) "IBS" is a catch all *syndrome* which physicians use to substitute for real medical diagnosis, given that they do not have the time, inclination, energy or desire to solve your health problems for you. They have other things to think about.
3) Once I discovered, after nearly two decades of living in a near constant state of hopelessness, that there was an alternative, legitimate community of health care providers known as alternative, holistic, integrative and herbal medicine, I decided to take the initial plunge into the world of colon hydrotherapy.
(a) This felt great.
4) I went on a candida free diet. I went to an alternative health clinic. I paid $40 for a refrigerated, very fine grain powder, mycostatin. In 3 weeks, I was 85% better. I can now eat fruit, veggies, grains, eggs, etc.,. I had not eaten these things in over a decade. How awful is that!
5) I returned to my HMO with the good news. They were upset. Pissed off even. They couldn't believe that I would BETRAY them like that! How dare I go outside of my HMO! I had gotten off their hook!
(a) I visited a gastroenterologist at my HMO, for kicks. I asked him to take a look at the word, nystatin, which is the generic form of mycostatin. He had never heard of it before but he was willing to do what I asked. It turns out, my HMO's database stated that NYSTATIN WAS INDICATED IN THE TREATMENT OF IBS. Funny thing is, nystatin is a broad spectrum antifungal. And very, very few doctors in mainstream medicine are using it to treat IBS. I met a woman suffering from the same thing I had. She gave me the name of her gastroenterologist. Same dude. I asked her if he had given her a prescription for nystatin. She told me, "No, what is that!"
And so it goes..."Replies
01/05/2011: Paul from Harrisburg, Pa replies: "Jerome, if you or anyone else can provide this information, where could one find an 'alternative medicine' provider of nystatin?"
02/09/2011: Tim from Oc, Ca replies: "Its available by perscription only in the us."
09/19/2011: Indigo from Dallas, Texas replies: "I just wanted to mention that (at least here in the US) you can order nystatin oral powder online from Canada, though it takes a few weeks for you to get it.
The first kind I ordered was the liquid suspension. This is a waste of money! I should have taken more time to convert ml into oz to see how tiny the bottle would be. This works for infants with thrush, but not a full out candida overgrowth. I have just ordered the powder (3 month supply) for $150 from Fludan. I'm very excited to see how effective it is, especially combined with the natural treatments. I've been trying natural treatments for the last month with limited success, and that's why I want to combine.
Natural treatments work just as effectively as nystatin, but I've heard (anecdotally) that nystatin works in weeks, where natural therapies take months."
05/19/2012: Cleo from Orlando, Florida replies: "Hi Tim, I am curious, how was your order and the authenticity of Nystatin from Fulcan? it did work well for you?"
07/08/2012: Stella from Brooklyn replies: "Im curious as to why no one is discussing SF 722 made from Throne. It's THE best antifungal (rumored to be hundreds of time more effective than Caprylic acid) and can be found at drug stores for less that $30. It's the main supplement used in Dr. Jeff McCombs candida plan...."
10/04/2012: Shelawford from Richmond, Virginia, United States: "What exactly is oil pulling. Would this be helpful in getting rid of candida? Thanks for any help."
05/14/2011: Molly from Los Angeles, Ca: "I have been battling an awful case of Candida for a long while now... I recently broke out in a case of oral thrush that has been so awful! I found this website and discovered oil pulling with extra virgin coconut oil and started op 2x daily plus taking 2 tbsp daily... Initially it cleared up the thrush immediately so fast it was like a miracle!! My Candida symptoms also got so much better!! Now 3weeks later it's starting to come back.. I have been on the Candida diet plus an anti fungal rotation protocol so it's not my diet.... I guess my question is could I have become resistant to the coconut oil already?? Has this happened to anyone else??? Any thoughts would be so appreciated!!"
[YEA] 01/17/2008: Steve from Naples, Florida: "re: poor digestion -- yeast overbalence -- sinus congestion -- oil pulling (remedy). I tried the sesame oil pulling for the first time at the early hour 3:30 Am -- I could not sleep due to sinus congestion - my heart was beating 90 - 100 beats per minute mainly due to the yeast in my mouth and sinuses -- I took the unrefined sesame for 20 minutes and during the treatment my sinuses opened up completely -- after I finished I was so relaxed I could not believe it -- the thrust taste in my mouth was gone and my upset stomach had calmed down -- it has been 9 hours since the first treatment and I am as calm as a cucumber -- I can't wait until tonight to take my second treatment on an empty stomach right before I go to bed -- please spread the good word about OP and lets nip the pharma business in the butt - God bless everyone"
[YEA] 08/21/2007: Donna from Athens, Alabama, USA: "I have been having a lot of different problems that have taken years to get to this point. So, this last 6 months or so I have been trying to heal myself naturally. I started by becoming a lacto-ovo vegetarian in April. I have stopped drinking diet drinks and started walking a mile a day as well as doing yoga 3 times a week. All this gave me a better frame of mind but didn't heal my body. I started looking on the internet to find a cure for all my problems. My main problem is yeast. I started getting ringworms, nail fungus, then very dry skin especially on my head, started loosing hair, achy joints, long heavy periods and discharge. I first looked at the thyroid and started a 21 day cleanse for my liver and colon. In looking at all the different things that can be affected by yeast I knew that is what I had in excess amounts.
YEAST OVERLOAD IS MY PERSONAL DIAC-NOSIS. I found this site Thursday and read all day from others and THEIR PROBLEMS. I started Friday with the spit in the glass test and to my amazement strings INSTANTLY streaked to the bottom of the glass. I started the oil pull THEN being Thursday morning. I did the lime and baking soda that day. As I was doing the pull I started getting a headache across my brow and down into my ears. This lasted all day Thursday.
Friday: That day I really started feeling bad. I had a pain under my shoulder blades that traveled my back into my kidneys down the butt on to my knees. I got chilled stayed covered all day and napped 3 times. Heavy head. Slept poorly. Saturday: This time the pain was in the ovary area. I ached all day. Heavy head. Slept poorly. Sunday:Felt better but had no energy. Heavy head. Slept Poorly
Monday:aches on right side in kidney area off and on. Head better. Slept slightly better.
Tuesday: I spit in the glass and the strings didn't happen as before. IT traveled about a fourth of an inch into the glass and stopped. My head is not heavy feeling and I feel really good. This is really amazing. I am now doing the oil pulling, taking lime and soda, taking sea salt and probiotic. I also have the lugol's solution that I plan to start since I don't eat meat or seafood now. I will write back with an update in September. Thank you for this site..."
[YEA] 12/05/2006: Kimba from Brooklyn, NY: "3 months ago, I had a really bad infection in my mouth, so painful that I could not sleep. Orajel helped, but temporarily. I came across this website and decided to give it a try. When I woke up the next day, the pain was gone! No soreness, nothing. Not even a twinge. I stopped doing it for a couple of weeks, and all my health problems came back. Abnormal discharge, candida, and other female issues. I'm doing this again in the hopes that my issues will go away for good. Will keep you all updated on my progress."
[YEA] 08/09/2007: Marvin from West Bloomfleld, Michigan: "Concerning Nail Fungus, Candida and Yeast Growth. Being a man and having candida for over 12 years has been a 3esearch project for natural cures.I have come into contact with hundreds of people, men and women that are living with the result of what I now believe is very curable disease or imbalance. Yes I have treated the result of the internal problem, PH INBALANCE (TOO ACIDIC), NEED FOR COLON AND INTESTINTAL AND KIDNEY CLEANSING. I do not sell anything. I am going to tell my little story that you may relate too.
First , I am a 53 year old white male that has eaten health food almost consistently since he was 20. About 12 years ago I started getting terrible yellow mucus in my throat where I had to spit up all the time with a constant cough. I figured that I had an infection so after a month when it did not go away I went to my doctor of over 20 years and was given antibiotics. I took them and for a few days after, it cleaned up and with a mucus shot to dry me up the coughing stopped too.Unfortunately a week later it came back. So I went back and got a refill and did this for the next year or two with the same results. One day at a health food store, I asked the owner, what should I do? She said it sounds like you have a wheat allergy. I stopped eating wheat right away and the after about 2 weeks the heavy yellow mucus and caughing stopped. It is really heard to not eat any wheat products and heavy yeast products, like beer, especially what beer. (I play a lot of hockey). Anyway I started taking Yeast-Cleanse from Solaray with Caprylic Acid, Pau Darco and Tea Tree Oil, garlic and grapfruit in it and other vitamins. This mixture also helps the pH balance in your system, helping it balance to a pH(potential of hydrogen) 6.5 to 7.5. To acidic would be below and to alkaline would be over. There are many studies concerning this. A great reference article can be found at www.a-better-way.com/naturalhealthschool/acid-alkaline.html but there are many articles about yin/yang balance. Well since this last been a too long uncovering of information , the next year I got eczema, psorias too. Which I still have today. I also got bad nail fungus three years ago which I finally got rid of in the last month. Well to tell all of you that I know what has worked the best wouldn't be true but I know that Yin/Yang ph balance is a very big part of it. Wheat allergies are too. The wheat that the the Egyptians harvested is not at all the same wheat that we get. Unfortunately so many foods have been altered for profits. Nothing wrong with profits but people over profits please. So what am I doing right now that is effective , whell of of it and putting in the information that I get from others to get rid of the last remains of my dis-ease. Trying to not eat much dairy, no wheat, internal cleansing, enemas, yeast cleanse from Solaray ( no I am not a rep.) putting hydrogen peroxide , tea tree oil and garlic on the ecxema and psoriasis and trying to stay ph balanced. For me eating a lot of lemons always helps. Thanks"
[YEA] 04/28/2013: Lulu from Montreal, Quebec Canada: "Hi, my post is more for chronic yeast sufferers.
Apple cider vinegar is great and I wish I knew about 6 years ago maybe my yeast infections wouldn't have gone chronic if I CUT THE SUGAR and drank ACV.
One thing I learned through this site that truly helped was prebiotics. Prebiotics are just as important as probiotics. Main difference? Prebioctics they help your colon "treat itself" and stay strong against infections. (Please do your own research on it)
Grapefruit Seed Extract liquid (any brand) cleans out your body and cheap you only take a few drops so the bottle lasts for a long time.
It is important that your doctor follows your progress every step of the way, regardless of how you decide to treat yourself. It feels good when the doctor says "whatever your doing keep at it". Here is the list of stuff I rotate through (it's been 6 months since my yeast infection, I used to get them every month), you need to reasearch this stuff , see what works and keep safe dosages.
- ACV (pills if you can't bare with the taste)
- Prebiotics (will use this forever to keep my colon/body strong) this way the infection will reach my forbidden fruit.
- Grapefruit Seed Extract Liquid (if I notice a change in "mucus" I drink this in OJ)
- Probiotics (carefull some of them need to be refrigarated)
- Folic acid (good for general va-jay-jay health)
- Pau d'arco (I make tea, but it is also in pill form)
less strong then Grapefruit seed extract liquid mentionned above. But still cleanses your body."
Probiotics for Candida
Taking probiotic capsules daily can substantially increase your body’s own ability to restore its homeostasis and drive out the candida overgrowth. Be sure to find a supplement that guarantees more than 2 billion live cells per capsule, and use as directed.
[YEA] 06/23/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa: "Acidophilus can effectively treat garden-varieties candida and yeast infections. Candida can manifest itself in many different ways, but a common way is it proliferates dramatically when antibiotics are taken. When the 'really nasty' things are allowed to proliferate when both good and bad bacteria are killed by antibiotics, that is candida but the doctors won't tell you that or how to fix it, and won't endorse the use of probiotics bc it effectively makes people well very cheaply. If you supplement with acidophilus immediately following an antibiotic course, you will greatly limit your reaction to the antibiotics. I recommend acidophilus/probiotic powders. Tablets and capsules likely have fillers and take longer to take effect."Replies
06/24/2012: Had from White River Junction, Vermont replies: "its always good to have fermented foods in your daily diet, like kefir, kombucha tea, yogurt, sourkraut, etc.... make it yourself w/ RAW and organic foods and never buy probiotics again, and watch your immune system improve and the inbalances, like candida, disappear."
06/25/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa replies: "Probiotic supplementation is needed after an antibiotic course if you are interested in mitigating the effects of the antibiotics. It is needed to replenish the beneficial flora the antibiotics kill off In another thread I speak of making yogurt a regular part of your diet to keep candida at bay, however that does not eliminate the need for additional probiotics following an antibiotic course. Regular use of probiotic powders or tablets have a place with anyone who is interested in their much longer shelf life than yogurt, or is not interested in consuming dairy products or their calories. Foods besides yogurt don't provide enough of a significant probiotic contribution, and to accomodate a maintenance level through food requires drastic changes. Instead, regular yogurt or probiotic use is much simpler and more convenient and less expensive."
[YEA] 10/05/2011: Soyjim from East Alton, Illinois: "There are probiotics that eat and live on fuguses like candida and yeast. Threelac is one. There maybe others. This stuff costs about a dollar a packet. This is expensive if you use much.
I have found that a probiotic culture can be grown on a medium of food grade brewers yeast and water. Brewers yeast is dead yeast cells that are high in protein and several vitamins and mineral. I have made yogart and buttermilk in the past and growing these cultures is very similar. The result is a sour thin liquid that tastes a little like buttermilk.
currently I use 2 cups of brewers yeast flakes in a gallon of water. To this I add a packet of the probiotics I want to grow. This will create a sour culture in 1 to 3 days. I then refrigerate the jug and drink as needed. In winter I have been culturing the liquid in an oven with the light on. Oven needs to be less than about 110 degrees farenheit.
I don't believe that this is a total cure for systemic candida infection but it is a start and should eliminate candida from the intestinal tract. When first starting this you need to be aware of the Herztheimer effect. Now I drink a cup every few days. I know I am not drinking enough if it causes my stomach to rumble within an hour or 2 of drinking. It does cause my eurin to be more yellow.
Brewers yeast is not delicious, and culturing makes it more sour. It is a good source of protein and nutrients. I get the flakes for about $16 a pound. That is at least 10 cups so I don't think of it as expensive because it is a food that enables me to eat grains and sugar that would not be allowed on a candida restricted diet.
I have been drinking this stuff for several years."
12/19/2010: Adam from Newcastle Staffordshire , England: "Have been taking probiotics for a couple of months now felt better but not quite there. Read about cider vinegar gave it a go. Been taking it everyday for 2 weeks. I feel 10 years younger."
[YEA] 08/28/2008: Ann from Los Angeles, CA: "Candida and beneficial bacteria: I have Candida as I took lots of penicillin over the years. When a friend who is an acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine doctor, began to help me, she had a stool sample sent to Great Smoky Labs. It came back very high for Candida and some of my bacteria was very low. And we need that bacteria in our systems to balance the Candida, and also specific bacteria. So she told me to go to health food stores and purchase the ones I needed and take them before addressing the Candida, to more ensure the Candida would not easily return. Ann"
[YEA] 08/26/2008: Mona from Vista, CA: "Probiotics are the best way to aleviate and eradicte Candida yeast infections. These attack people with many different symptoms. I give Threelac to my dog amd takes care of all yeast related problems. Also human consumptable."
11/19/2008: Evie from Bristol, UK: "Hi all. Really interesting and helpful comments from everyone, thanks.
I have been struggling with a candida problem for about 6 years now. Sometimes I think I have it cured, but then get a relapse every now and then even though I maintain a fairly strict diet. I have had some successful with quite a few of the things evry mentions, caprylic acid, oregano, GSE, probiotics etc.
I am just undergoing a bad relapse but dont know why. However there are two things that I am still confused about even after masses of research and reading over the last 6 years, and I would love to know what others think.
1. Most antifungals are also antibacterial. People with Candida are trying to kill off fungus and encourage good bacteria, and are usually taking antifungals and probiotics at the same time. But I am wondering how this can work? Surely by taking antifungals which are also antibacterial the good bacteria are going to be killed off as well? And we are therefore wasting our money buying expensive probiotics that are just not going to survive? The anti bacterial antifungals cannot discriminate between pathogenic bacteria that need to be killed off and the good friendly bacteria that we desperately need to be healthy.
2. Am I right in saying that candida needs an acidic encironment in which to flourish (ie less than pH7)? So we are all trying to alkalise our bodies. However, I have an outbreak of vaginal thrush currently and most people seem to reccomend curing it by applying an acid of one sort or another ie apple cider vinegar or similar. But how can applying an acid kill off the candida if it prefers acidity? I am confused! I was also told by several 'experts' when I first became ill to avoid all vinegars because these feed yeast / candida, but perhaps this is incorrect?
If anyone can clarify / answer these points I would be most grateful!"
06/19/2009: VeganGypsie from San Francisco, CA replies: "i think that ACV makes you more alkaline when digested because of how you process it, even though it is an acid. I have also heard about applying ACV vaginally for a yeast infection and it didn't work for me. sticking some whole peeled cloves of garlic up there did seem to do something :)"
03/06/2012: James from Normal, Il replies: "Evie, I know your email was from 2008 and it is now 2012, perhaps you provided your email to EC and they will notify you of a response. First thing, how is your battle with Candida? You tackle the bugger finally?
I never knew what Candida was and have recently started to beat the turds out of it ;). With the help of Coconut oil, my thrush is 90% fixed. I have NEVER had a pink tounge since I can remember. My grandfather got me hooked on candy and all kinds of sweets at a very young age, and as I got older beer became a staple of my diet. Causing a massive outbreak. My intestinal Candida is another story which is still a tough battle.
As for your questions.
1. I think the best solution one can take when doing anti-fungal doseages with good bacteria dosages is not at the same time. What you say in theory to me is very sound. I would take your anti-fungals in the morning on an empty stomach. After an hour or so eat your breakfast then wait a couple hours and take your probiotics, since I believe they all should be taken on an empty stomach, so they can repopulate your intestinal track with the fungas you just eradicated. In the process the fungas should be in a weakend state and the probiotics will attack it even further. If you alternate back and forth rather then at the same time then I think the results will be alot better.
2. I personally do not do the apple cider vinegar that is all the rage. That is one of THE first treatments I went for when I found out what I had and it did nothing. IMO it made things way worse, which people say will happen, except things never got better, they kept getting worse and worse. To the point where I thought my constipation before treatment would have seemed like heaven because I didnt know what a bowel movement was after ACV. Maybe my body does not work like everyone and ACV works for them, but for me it was a no-no. Not trying to discourage people from trying ACV, and yes it was with the mother, since alot of people have posted success with it. Just don't let yourself get hospitalized just because you think you are going through Herx when you might be doing something worse. ;)"