Natural Candida Yeast Infection Cures

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06/12/2011: Alicia from College Park, Md, Usa: "I have pustules that appear in random paces all over my body, mostly my neck and one has even come up on my finger. They aren't grouped or too close together. I don't know what this is from or how to treat it. Does anyone have any advice? I'm 25 years old and I'm wondering if this could be candida?"

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06/13/2011: Jay from Toronto, Ont, Canada replies: "This most likely is a systemic fungal infection which may be candida or another similar fungus. I have had similar pimple-like pustules on hands, neck, and even on ear lobes before slowly beating it back.

This needs to be treated like you would treat a basic candida overgrowth, but much more agressively as it can appear to be beaten and withdraw from one area only to appear strongly in another area.

I strongly recommend you attack it several ways at the same time. Start on a strong probiotic with at least 6 different strains of probiotic bacteria to help control the fungus in your bowels. Also look up Bill or Ted's recommendations here on Earth Clinic using ACV with sodium bicarb daily. Soak affected areas for 15 minutes daily in a mild solution of ACV and water. You can use organic coconut oil both internally and externally.

Keep us posted."


12/26/2010: Abigail from Lawrence, Ks: "Hi Missourita. Sorry you're suffering from the smelly vaginal discharge; this is really uncomfortable, I know. The only thing that made this go away for me was a high quality probiotic pill. The smell and discharge went away two days after I started taking it! (But I continued taking it for a month, to make sure it was gone. ) I'm not supposed to mention brand names, but I need to say that I tried probiotics from my local health food store, and they were not as effective. It was only when I took a specific probiotic that I got dramatic results. Probably because it has a high count of different strains of bacteria, not sure."


12/26/2010: Missourita from St. Louis, Missouri, United States: "I am a 33-year-old female and I have been struggling with getting rid of vaginal odor. Acidophilis and folic acid have not worked, but the peroxide works when I use it. It's just not something I can use constantly. Additionally, when I have a bowel movement the odor is HORRENDOUS. I have a bowel movement several times a day and while it always is unpleasant, lately it is nearly unbearable. The smell concerns my mother, as well. My sinuses aren't great (allergies, etc. ) and I can't smell/taste things thoroughly and when she walked past the bathroom after I used it, she told me I needed to go to the doctor. I don't have health insurance. I don't know what else to do! I've taken Chlorophyll in the past but that didn't seem to work either! I'm helpless! Thank you."

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12/26/2010: Dan from Whites Creek, West Virginia, Usa replies: "I have not yet tried it; but.... Try dolomite limestone rock powders; 3 pills, with meals, 3 times per day. [= of powders: 1, 500mg, with meals, X 3 t/d

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http://www.mgwater.com/rodtitle.shtml#contents
MAGNESIUM
THE NUTRIENT THAT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE
J. I. RODALE , with HARALD J. TAUB
PYRAMID BOOKS NEW YORK
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A Personal Note by J. I. Rodale..... I made myself a guinea pig. Here are some, of my experiences:

For eight or nine months I took magnesium in the form of dolomite tablets. I wanted to see its effects on me before I recommended it to others. Within a few clays, exactly as Delbet had said, I noticed that it deodorized my stool. But may I say that this deodorization process began with me many years ago, after a few years of being on the Prevention system, cutting out bread, salt, sugar, and milk and taking the many vitamins and minerals, exercising, etc. But with the addition of dolomite the process of deodorization was made almost complete--let us say 99. 4 percent complete. But when I started to take dolomite tablets, I was not prepared for another change it produced, something that took about six months. This was an almost complete disappearance of underarm odor! Unbelievable, you might say! But perhaps the unbelievable is about to come true. Wouldn't that be something--something as basic as the purification of the inner body, by a simple little tablet?

Delbet in the above quotation says that magnesium's effect on body odor is no doubt due to a modification of the intestinal flora, the beneficial intestinal bacteria that take part in the process of breaking down the food. I came to this conclusion independently owing to several experiences I had with magnesium............. In this book we have shown how effective magnesium is in curing certain diseases. Could this be because of the fact that magnesium increases the intestinal flora and enables the body to absorb more nutrients from the food, and thus improve the nutrition to a particular organ that is sick or in a process that is defective?....... Lately we have gotten another clue. There is now much reason to believe that magnesium in large quantities is essential to the healthy functioning of the pituitary gland. This gland, in turn, regulates the functions of all the other glands. And, when there is a noticeable unpleasant odor about anyone's body that cannot be traced to a specific disease condition, it is most often a malfunction of a particular set of glands -the apocrine glands-that gets the blame. Is it possible that, by regulating and improving the function of the pituitary, magnesium acts through the pituitary to regulate the apocrine glands so that they will no longer release enough of their secretions to form unpleasant odors?

We do not know yet, though we feel we are coming closer to the answer. What we do know is that, for reasons not yet established, magnesium consumed in sufficient quantity to avert any possible deficiency does definitely seem to reduce or altogether eliminate any tendency an otherwise healthy person might have to unpleasant body odors........... In my premagnesium era I discovered that, when I walked for two hours a day (at two sessions of one hour each), my foot odor vanished completely. But one hour of this exercise a day did not do it. Today without any walking at all (during the winter), my dolomite tablets keep my feet completely free of odor. How about athlete's foot? I don't know. I haven't had it for many years. I was cured of it about seven or eight years ago by the Prevention system. But perhaps the taking of dolomite might cure it. As I have said, I take nine tablets of dolomite a day. At the beginning, I had a few days of light diarrhea, but soon everything set itself in the proper order. Delbet says the same thing in his communication to the French Academy of Medicine, July 10, 1928: "In persons who have normally active bowels, it brings on a diarrhea in the first days, but it does not last. "

It would seem, therefore, that with dolomite, good nutrition, and sufficient exercise, and without certain organic disease conditions, most underarm, stool, and foot odor could be eliminated. I believe there is another factor, namely, the emotions, which must be considered. In emergencies and under tensions there might be a temporary return of b.o. ---------. J. I. Rhodale, 1968"
12/26/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Missourita, Sounds like you have a very serious candida condition going on. There is much info here on EC about this. Bill from Luzon, Philippines followed a very specific protocol to rid himself of this that you can find here in this thread: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/candida.html#CANDIDA-DETOXING-SYMPTOMS

I would start there as chlorophyll is not going to cut it. Also, keep in mind that this condition takes time to get rid of so it is best to start immediately and be resolute in your actions. Hope this helps, Lisa"

12/29/2010: Camara from Ellicott, Md replies: "Is there a particular place you can order good quality dolomite. I checked out the web site link you provided, but didn't see any recommendations on where to purchase it. Thanks!"
12/29/2010: Dan from Whites Creek, West Virginia, Usa replies: "Camara; Any health food store should sell it locally. Or buy it from a internet health store. I am using the "kal" brand. 1 pound, powdered form. It is a powdered rock. I take 1/4 tsp. of it, with meals. I am guessing that 1/4 tsp = approx 1,500mg = approx 3 "oo" capsules... But I am guessing."
12/31/2010: Jcdines from El Segundo, California replies: "Hi, Have you tried to eliminate certain foods from your diet? Do you eat dairy..... Milk & cheese products? If so, don't eat them for about a week and see what happens. Good luck!"


12/20/2010: El from Australia, Qld: "DESPERATE for some advice.... From TED please.... I have all the classical symptoms of systematic candida where I get thrush, coated tongue, back aches, thrush, hair- dry and lifeless, lethargic, depression, acne, food allergies, pms. These symptoms all began 20 years ago after I took many antibiotics in one year for a re-occurant flu/cold. But I stumbled on a Muliti vitamin (blackmores) and most symptoms disappear when I take them. At the time I had no idea I had candida. So I have been taking them most of the time ever since.

Throughout the years I have found if I do to much exercise I burn up all the MV, then symptoms will return. I have also changed to other brands only to find symptoms will return. For some unknown the Blackmores MV works for me. And at times I think is it all in my head, but it can't be because I've had my partner secretly change the MV with another product and sure enough I'm going down hill again. I have even done some experimenting where I go off the MV and go for a full blood count test the results will show everything is on the low. I will then go back on MV and do the test a few weeks later and test shows very high. I also found I once had a really high fever I took about 5 MV spaced throughout the day. For some unknown reason I decided I didn't want to take these MV because I thought at the time my body needed a break. For the following six months I felt great!! Only to eventually go down hill. I have been to naturopaths whom have said just stay on them or put me on something else. Nothing has helped. I gave up trying to find the answer just took one Mv per day. I'm guessing that when you have a fever your body must get rid of unwanted toxins/bacteria.

All was going well until 4 years ago I fell pregnant 30 hour labour then Caesarean ( I was completely drugged out) Nine months later I was pregnant again - elected Caesarean. Soon after I got a really bad flu, my body ached followed by uncontrollable chills all night. I ended up getting them for about a year every 8 weeks. Eventually they eased off and the for the last year I get colds every 6-8 weeks I have been doing oil pulling for the last year - helps my teeth - gingivitis. I take apple cider vinegar for the last 2 years - has helped with period pain/large clots & itchy skin from wine, slightly clearer skin. But as soon as I stop taking Apple Cider Vinegar I get these big blind pimples and period pain returns. I recently purchased fish oil only to give painful diarrhea. I do take peroxide (3% Food grade)when I feel a sore throat coming and sometimes it will cure it. Obviously I have an underlying issue that needs to be dealt with. I have been taking Baking soda with lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar but its only been 5 days. I understand you are very busy, if you have a spare few minutes I would greatly appreciate it. Thanking you, El"

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12/21/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi El... The one thing I realized when I had candida was that there are a plethora of symtoms for this problem -- everyone's symptoms are different. I had bloating, psoriasis, eczma, bad constipation, lethargy, lack of energy, insomnia, infrequent bowel movement, athletes foot and jock itch. What I did was to just blame it all on the candida, and when I eventually got rid of the candida, every one of these symtoms disappeared -- healthy again!!

The reason I'm telling you this is to advise you to forget all your "symptoms" -- and just concentrate on attacking and getting rid of your candida. This must be your strategy. Once you manage to get rid of candida, every other "symptom" will just disappear

Also, systemic candida is not easy to get rid -- because it has infected all of your body, so don't expect an easy cure from a single remedy or magic bullet. See the protocol I used successfully to get rid of my own candida in this comment stream here:

http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/mystery-diagnosis.html

And the dietary plan you should be using is in this comment stream here:

http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/candida.html#ACVB_5594"
12/21/2010: Shaun from York, Olde England replies: "Candida is essential to human life. We could not properly function without it. This is fact. That said, what is happening with secondary manifestations of candida is that the body's state-of-health has started to drop back from its optimal functioning manner, and candida is thereby being activated to do its job. That is, to 'clean' up that which is going (wanting?) to die off. Yes, it can seem a bit over-zealous in this, but its also the 'signal' to you that you are not living correctly. Candida's manifestation comes in many, many forms. All-in-all its just natures way. Its nothing more than that. If you don't like dying early, change your lifestyle. Listen to folk like Ted and Bill. You don't need queues of doctors, or lesser charlatans to 'advise' you what to do. Just use some common sense. I've been there. I know what its like."


12/11/2010: Truthsearcher from Beverly Hills, Ca, 90210: "It all started 3 years ago when I started to get mild to somewhat severe acne. I then went to a dermatologist who told me to stop drinking milk for a year and prescribed me many different kinds of antibiotics and such a monocycline and others. I was a young teen then, so I didn't know I had to take them with food, so I would have it first thing in the morning. As months passed, my acne got better, but another ailment came, severe constipation. I went to a gastrotoligst who ran some test (including a colonoscopy) and said I was fine but suffered from lactose intolerance. After also trying many pro biotics, nothing seemed to help. (I also have muscle "burn" like working out, after just walking up a few stairs)

About 8 months ago, I started to develop a major sleep problem which made me not be able to go to deep sleep(just me laying there and closing my eyes). This lasted everyday for 2 months untill something crazy happened. I had a major psychotic episode, then having one every month and a half, for a total of 3(doctor sais it's a minor case of szcisophernia. Ever since the sleeping problem came, (or a little before it), I do not have thoughts "come in" to my head, and I feel very blank and suppressed. Its also hard for me to feel emotions. Now I am researching and I am thinking it might be candida, a problem with absorbing my food and nutrients, pyroluria, Porphyria, histapenia, or pellegra.

My life is now put on hold because its hard to concentrate, I am more quite and supressed, its hard to have insight, and I space out. Help is much appreciated. P. S; my little brother is a replica of me and is showing signs that I have such as the constipation( I wonder if its genetics)."

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12/11/2010: Carly from Seattle, Wa Usa replies: "Hi Truthsearcher... That sounds really rough. I hope you can figure it all out. I would also look at / google celiac symptoms. I know if you are not digesting your food properly due to celiac disease, it can have a lot of different symptoms. Just one more idea of something worth looking in to. Good luck to you."
12/12/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "It is likely that b3, 500 mg, is taken 4 times a day to help schizophrenia. The severe constipation may likely helped with baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon, after meal 3 times a day with one more dose before sleep and vitamin b50, which is a vitamin b complex perhaps once a day.

Ted"

12/14/2010: Blue Calculator from Los Angeles, California replies: "Please stop taking antibiotics and start a program of detoxification based on natural remedies. You have been poisoned with drugs."


12/05/2010: C1265 from Jacksonville, Fl, Usa: "Can Anyone Tell Me why My Urine has foam in it, And How can I fix this."

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12/05/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi there, I just wanted to say that most likely the cause for your urine being foamy is a candida condition. The foam is the yeast that is in your body. There is a lot of info on this site regarding this condition. Look under candida in ailments. Bill from Luzon, Philippines gives very specific instructions there on how he rid himself of this heinous condition that wreaks havoc on the body. Best of health to you, Lisa"
12/16/2010: Anonymous from Usa replies: "From what I've gathered, the foam is because protein is spilling into your urine and increasing the surface tension of the water the way soap does. This indicates abnormal kidney function, possibly due to high blood pressure. Drinking a lot of coffee and eating a lot of salt can increase blood pressure, which can damage the kidneys. Decrease stimulant consumption and/or salt consumption. Eat more potassium, such as oranges, milk, salad to counter the salt in your system and replace potassium that may have been lost due to stimulant consumption. Taking diuretics and laxatives can deplete potassium, too. Probably you drink a lot of coffee or caffeinated tea or soda."


11/21/2010: Sunnyb from Calgary, Alberta, Canada: "A bit of history on my condition. I was suffering from a strange cold in June of 2010... So bad that I went to the doctor who prescribed antibiotics for me. I then developed a sinus infection, which the doctor prescribed another round of antibiotics for. I took these as well. It had been 7 years since I took antibiotics (after having surgery to remove my appendix) and I took these despite my better judgment that antibiotics are BAD and do not cure most ailments-way over prescribed... Thanks Western medicine.

Flash forward to September, and I had to go back to a new doctor (mine left the city)... Who told me that if I trusted him, he would cure me. I had been trying every cure under the sun for my sinus infection= ACV, oilpulling, grapefruit seed extract, oil of oregano, cayenne pepper, turmeric, and raw garlic. All provided some moderate relief, but not a cure. This is why I found myself back in the doctors office. I was then prescribed another round of anti-b's (Biaxin this time) as well as 4 days on prednisone, and a powerful over the counter antihistamine. Again... No cure... Not even sure that I felt much better from this Western medical intervention....

A friend recommended I take Acidophilus, so I started this to help with the flora in my gut. I recently went to a homeopath who said that my liver may be the cause of my sinus issues. So, for the last 3 weeks I have been taking Dandelion Root, Slippery Elm, Propolis, and drinking cayenne pepper or turmeric with Stevia 3 X daily, as well as having Black Strap molasses (usually in water or rice milk). I have also eliminated wheat, coffee, and milk from my diet (I do not eat junk food at all, so this did not need to be eliminated from my diet). I do eat a lot of organic yogurt (up to 1 liter a day )... Greek or Balkan style and sometimes the vanilla flavored kind.

Upon further reading on this site, I have realized that the cause of my sinus and liver problems may be CANDIDA! I tried to confirm this morning by doing the 'spit test', but couldn't really tell (maybe I left it too long in the water before checking??? I'll try it again tomorrow morning to see if I can see anything). I think Candida causes liver issues too, so maybe this is why the homeopath thought it was my liver.

So, one question I have is that a lot of the remedies I have been using should be helping with Candida conditions too? Oil pulling with coconut oil daily for 2 months, taking 2 tsp of ACV in water 3X a day, the cayenne and turmeric drinks, etc... Since starting the other supplements for the liver, I have noticed some sort of a die-off effect through acne on my face and back. I think this is a good thing?

Two days ago I started adding baking soda to my ACV (2 tblsp ACV with ¼ tsp baking soda) 2X day. I'm not feeling better from this yet, but have noticed that I get slight indigestion type pains on my lower right side (in the area of my liver) and a bit of nausea. Is this a good thing? Do I keep doing this?

My worst symptom with my sinuses is that I have been dizzy and feeling off balance/foggy...I cannot imagine living and feeling like this for the rest of my life. After 5 months though, I'm worried that this is the state I will be in forever. Very depressing. I am going to go to the health food store to buy food grade H2O2 this afternoon. I had wanted to get some previous to this, but cannot find anyone in Calgary who sells 3% food grade. I am nervous to dilute 35% myself, but at this point am at my wits end and need to have relief. I really need to feel 'normal' again... I absolutely cannot continue on this way and know I will treasure every healthful day I have when I finally get back to that state.

I am wondering of someone can provide some insight... Have I been doing too much? Is Hydrogen Peroxide the next best step for me? Is there anything else I can be doing? I am a 30 year old female who until 5 months ago was in great health. I eat a very healthy diet, and the only bad thing I do is smoke (but am on the road to being a quitter... )
Desperate for relief, SunnyB. Ps. Thanks to this wonderful community!"

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11/22/2010: Jamie from Lake Worth, Fl. replies: "SunnyB, you have my sympathy. What I want to address with you is Kefir, for probiotics. I am not sure about the rest of your ailments. Although I do know kefir will fight candida and restore the good flora in your gut. From the reading I have done I agree with our immune system being in our guts. I think it would be good protocol to get that right and hopefully it may take care of some of the other problems. I have been using kefir for a while now and given some of my grains (I grow at home) to a friend who had suffered for years with extreme stomach troubles. She is doing better, better than with the meds from her doc.

If you do not know anything about kefir google it and do some reading. There is plenty on the net. I have grains I am willing to share. Contact me at hacint(at)yahoo(dot)com, I will make the arrangements to get them to you. These are milk kefir grains, you can buy kefir at the health food store. However the stuff you culture at home has far more beneficial properties. It may also be cheaper than buying the other supplements to fight yeast. Once you obtain the grains you can keep them forever as long as they are taken care of properly. Once you get the info on benefits, of kefir, google "Dom's Kefir website" naturally this is not the name of the website however it will bring you to a man in Australia who is the kefir guru. He will give you great ideas on how and what to do with it. I bid you good health and happy healing. I know it stinks to not feel good, remember it takes time to heal the body. You did not get into this poor health situation over night. So it will not go away overnight."

11/22/2010: Mickey from Canberra, Act, Australia replies: "Hi. You poor thing. Get off all the stuff you've been on. Even dandelion and make you ill. I have just been through a shocking sinus infection and out of desperation I tried something and it worked almost instantly. Drink Yakult. Gargle Yakult. Put some in your nose - gently and a little bit only. The bacteria eats the sinus infection up very quickly. Mine smelt like a dead kangaroo rotting in the sun and the smell went very quickly too. It makes sense and I haven't noticed anything bad to come from it. I think cutting out icecream (have you seen the posts on here about this) and caffeine etc is very good."


10/09/2010: Sam from Fort Collins, Co: "Hi- I have had systemic candida for years, probably birth when I was pumped IV antibiotics to save my life. I believe it contributes to hiatal hernia issues. I have tried all kinds of things in the past and am familiar with ways to do this but... I am financially strapped at this point and I am looking for an effective and cheap way to eradicate. And, any way around the diet because I read if its systemic it can take up to 3 years. Thanks, Sam"

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10/10/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Sam... I had systemic candida for over 8 years. My symptoms were: psoriasis, eczema, bloating, irregular bowel movement, tired all the time, athletes foot, rock hard stools etc. Because it is so hard to defeat and get rid of the systemic candida, at the minimum, you should take Ted's alkalizing remedies plus ALL the supplements that provide the core attack on candida given below. It took me a full year to get rid of my own candida. To Improve your Body Terrain

*Take Ted's Lime/Lemon alkalizing remedies at least 2-3 times a day as recommended. These alkalizing remedies create the worst possible environment for the candida while simultaneously creating a healthy and oxygenated body terrain. Also take the BS with water remedy on it's own one hour before bed - this will help you get a good nights sleep. If you have problems with this, then use Ted's Carbicarb remedy -- this is more balanced and incorporates potassium to balance any sodium issues. Potassium citrate can be taken to more directly aid intracellular alkalization. See this link: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/candida4.html#TEDS


*Take at least 2 tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil(VCO) per day to help constipation and intestinal issues. VCO contains mainly medium chain saturated acids, very protective for the intestines, liver and blood. Contains lauric acid, capric acid, caprylic acid and myristic acid -- these act as anti-microbials helping to destroy the candida as well as protecting the intestines from any further external microbial invasion. See this link: http://coconutoil.com/coconut-oil-research/. I don't use vegetable oils anymore, I cook only with VCO now. *Take herb supplements like Milk Thistle or Dandelion because the candida die-off (Herx reaction) will create a big strain on both your immune system and the liver which will have to clear the dead candida debris and toxins from your blood -- so you must protect and strengthen your liver during the protocol. Think of this simply as taking out the candida trash. This die-off will give you flu-like or liverish symptoms and perhaps some diarrhea. Accept this and work your way through it as it should disappear once your body gains overall control again. *Detox and get rid of heavy metals from your body. Due to diet and if you've taken medicinal drugs for any length of time you will have an accumulation of heavy metals. This is a direct cause of acidity and therefore a direct cause of candida. To get rid of the heavy metals just drink green tea 2 or 3 times a day and eat Cilantro 3 times a week in salads. You can also use Sodium Thiosulphate (bought cheaply at any aquatics shop) to get rid of heavy metals, arsenic, cyanide and chlorine. These will get rid of heavy metals over time and the dosage is 6 drops a day in a glass of water. Heavy metals create an ideal acidic environment for candida as well as for many other auto-immune and immune-deficient illnesses such as arthritis and cancer. See this link: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/sodium_thiosulfate.html


Remedies that Directly Attack the Candida

*Drink 1/4 teaspoon(1/8 tspn for women) of borax in a litre of water throughout the day. Take this for 4 days on then rest for 3 days. So, 4 days on, 3 days off with the Borax. Borax is the ultimate anti-fungal, also good for bones and helps to balance the hormones as well as leeches out the fluoride from your body. Borax ups and helps rebalance your hormones, which is why you must rest for 3 days -- to avoid gland over-stimulation. Read about Borax here: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/borax.html#TBF


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


* Supplementing with at least 12. 5 mgs of 5% lugols iodine per day -- two drops a day in a glass of water(you can use more). Read about proper dosages of iodine from the Iodine Project(most current research) here:http://www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/IOD-02/IOD_02.htm which are over 100 times the RDA recommended daily dose of 0. 125 mgs. Iodine will also help to balance your hormones and is also able to remove dangerous halogens like fluorine and bromine from your body. Iodine is, historically also a very effective candida killer. * Hydrogen peroxide(food grade) -- I just use a capful of 3% HP in one litre of water a day when I need it. Sometimes I splash 3% HP all over my body, this kills everything bad topically as well as being absorbed quite well transdermally into my body by this method. Very potent against all forms of bacteria, viruses and fungus. See this link for more on HP: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/hydrogen_peroxide3.html#CF


Additional and Useful Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

* Vitamin C -- Taken in the more alkaline form of Sodium Ascorbate -- at least 1000 mgs twice a day. Vit C is an anti-oxidant and also chelates heavy metals as well. * Magnesium -- Taken as Mag Chloride, Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate. Dosage: 250 mgs twice a day. Magnesium is involved in over 300 major enzyme body processes and also gets rid of any staph or strep bacteria quite well. Magnesium Chloride is the best form of magnesium in my opinion. See this link:url=[http://curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=49&db=5&C0=74" target="_blank]


* Natural Sea Salt or Fulvic/Humic Acid -- Both of these will act in the same way as absorption synergists as well as help create a healthy intestine and help to supply other much needed minerals to your body. Diet

Avoid the following -- all sugar and sugar foods, dairy, all polyunsaturated vegetable oils, aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, MSG, soft drinks, junk foods, fried foods, baked goods containing white flour, red meat and antibiotics. Use coconut oil to cook everything with and use only Stevia as a sweetener. Your diet should contain low amounts of white meat like chicken, turkey and fish with high amounts of vegetables. Rice is OK. There are other methods of helping to get rid of candida, but I've taken a blanket approach -- I always assume, from my own experience with candida, that other problems caused by other resident bacteria, viruses etc will arise because of the candida and these also need to be addressed at the same time and so this are incorporated into the above protocol. Ted from Bangkok will have many more remedies up his sleeve that will certainly work -- such as BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) and Azoxystrobin (agri fungicide), but these substances are hard to obtain and I've never used them so I can't really comment. But I have used(and still using) all the above recommended remedies now and I haven't been ill -- no colds, flu or any other problem -- for well over 3 years since I cured myself of candida and I'm over 60 y o now. I've tried to keep the candida remedy relatively simple yet potent. See this link for more descriptions from Ted on Candida: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/candida_questions.html"

01/18/2012: Randy from Myrtle Beach, Sc replies: "Hi Bill, I know I'm responding to an older post you made, and if you are still following posts on this site, I'd like to ask you a question because I know you are very knowledgable about candida from your own history of dealing with it. Even though I feel atleast to some degree I have some candida overload, it might be more of an issue with me than previously thought and my question is based on you mentioning methylene blue being a good candida killer which makes sense since it is antifungal. I have taken MB before and I am currently taking it.

I know a combo of Borax and cayenne pepper has at least helped me with some food intolerance issues I've had especially with eggs and bananas that use to give me horrible indigestion. Now I can eat them with no indigestion so I feel that combo is helping me with some gut issues.

I have upped my amount of drops I take daily of MB and I am starting to feel fleeting moments of nausea without getting sick. It usually doesn't last that long then fades away. Could it be that the MB is attacking my candida issue even more so than the Borax and cayenne pepper? Taking Borax and cayenne pepper on its own before never made me feel nausea at all. Is my feeling of nausea a form of a die-off reaction? Previously when I took fewer drops of MB I had no nausea.. Only when I have upped the drops am I experiencing it. I know MB can also help clear excess calcium from your system too. Can clearing excess calcium from your system possibly also make one feel some nausea?"

05/15/2012: Cleo from Orlando, Fl replies: "This question is for Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines, I was reading your protocol for cure candida and Im not sure if I can take all of that remedies, I am only 49 kg (105 pounds) in weitgh, and also have bad herpes outbreaks every month since I was 18 now I am 34, think I got the systemic yeast with the herpes diet and cleaning chimicals, trying to consume a lot of cheese ( to get the lysine) and got all the yeast symptoms, went to doctor recencenty and she gave me 10 days on Naproxen 500mg and doxycycline 100mg twice a day, plus 3 injections also for infection, needlles to say that it didnt work, now on top of everything may ovaries hurt and bothers me now, and the infection still going.... I am on yeast diet and already losing weitgh, my life is a nightmare right now, and I think that the dosage on the protocol its too much for me... what do you think? Thank you."
05/16/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Cleo... The best protocol for you to follow for the yeast problems is the Iodine Protocol specified here:

http://www.breastcancerchoices.org/iprotocol.html

The reason you had 84% false normal reading on the iodine loading test is probably because you have excessive bromide in your body. Excessive Bromide hinders the Sodium/Iodine symporters from absorbing iodine -- therefore much more iodine would be excreted, giving the false normal reading. Bromide is also quite difficult to remove from the blood. Bromide detox symptoms can also be strange and disturbing -- and can give further symptoms that range from increasing lethargy and lack of energy, a bitter metalic taste in the mouth etc to skin eruptions, rashes etc from the detox. To avoid these detox problems with the Iodine Protocol and to remove the excess bromide safely, you should also take William Shevin's Sea Salt and Water Detox given here --

http://www.breastcancerchoices.org/bromidedetoxsymptomsandstrategies.html

At the moment you have said that you have a yeast problem -- but we do not know whether it is a sysemic candida problem or candida problem in the intestines or a yeast problem in the uterus. So the best way to confirm this is to go to a naturopath and let him run the tests for yeast. Also ask him for a hair analysis -- this will tell you what heavy metals and bad halogens you have in excess in your body and will also tell you what mnerals are lacking in your diet.

I would also advise that you follow the Anti-Candida Diet given on EC -- paying particular attention to the folowing:-

No Sugar --->Sugar feeds yeast

Reduce Carbohydrate intake -- Carbs turn into sugars in your body.

No Sweeteners --> Just plain bad for you!!

No Dairy -- No cheese, milk, yoghurt etc -- Candida and yeast love calcium

No junk food

No red meat --> Candida loves heme iron

Ted from Bangkok has some useful protocols against herpes which are given here:

http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/genital_herpes.html#TED

Ted also has used aspirin and higher dose lysine with vitamin C as a remedy as well:

http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/genital_herpes_questions.html#Question_3429

Here is an excerpt from Ted:

"The key to aspirin dose is the secret of the dose, frequency, and duration! Will I found them from learning that a virus expands to saturation point in two hours, that was the key. So a remarkably simple protocol for your conditions is aspirin 500 mg powdered, with vitamin C powdered given every hour for four hours, in morning and in evening for 2 days. For someone without any antivirals this will do it.

If you have access to antivirals the simplest plan and safer is the second one: lysine 1000 mg, powdered and vitamin C powdered, every hour, four doses one in morning and every hour four doses in the evening. It is done for two days minimum. I prefer 3 days, but 2 days would get your virus down in first day, prevent a reinfection on second day, the third is just to kill the remaining virus.

This wouldn't require a lot and is convenient. I developed others, but since you tr"avel, by air it is actually very convenient for a virus to spread in an airplane. Now in case you are interested in a less frequent dose, you must add 1 antiviral which is andrographis paniculata, added to lysine, I think we can get down to 3 doses of lysine, and andrographis is given in the 3rd dose. And one more before you sleep and take this one more day.""

05/16/2012: Cindy from Smalltown, Wi replies: "Hi bill you have another post of interest to me--how would one detox from bromide? What protocol to follow? Thank you so much for your all your help."
05/17/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "The Bromide Detox Protocol is normally taken along with the Iodine Protocol and companion nutrients when you are supplementing higher dose lugol's iodine. Bromide is removed from the cells into the blood but is removed from the body fairly slowly -- which means that there can be a build up of bromide in the blood, which may well give rise to further symptoms, such as increased tiredness, lethargy, metallic taste in the mouth or worse problems such as acne-like skin eruptions and rashes.

To avoid these extra symptoms and problems and to get rid of the bromide in the blood more quickly -- you should do William Shevin's Sea Salt Detox every day along with the full Iodine Protocol.

The explanations for this Bromide Dominance is explained more fully here and here is the the actual Sea Salt Detox.

The essence of this Sea Salt Detox is to just take 1/4-1/2 tspn of Sea Salt with about a glass and a half of water then, 45 mins later, drink another full glass of water and that's it.

The action of the water and the sea salt(Sodium Chloride) helps to flush all the excess bromide out of the body more quickly because the Chloride ions(from the sea salt) rapidly bind to the bromide, which then makes it more easily and quickly flushed out and excreted via the urinary pathway."

05/20/2012: Cleo from Orlando, Fl replies: "Hi Bill, thanks for your attention and the so fast reply, I read your post and decide to do the the Iodine protocol first, and keep the anti-candida diet until I am done with the Iodine protocol, then go to herpes treatment. I have another question for you,

How long should I be on the Iodine protocol? because the site was no clear about the duration... And I really want concentrate on getting better... I really appreciate your attention thank you again."


10/05/2010: Milesinthesky from Winston Salem, Nc, Usa: "I have enjoyed reading many of your posts on Earth clinic! I have had an issue, on and off, for about a year. I was sick last fall with cold symptoms and started noticing more and more a pressure in my sphenoid sinus area, or the area at top of nose, between eyebrows. I thought it was a sinus infection for the longest time. But the pressure pretty much remains whether I have any congestion or not. I rarely get sick, but this pressure and tension remains. I notice it more usually about an hour and a half after I eat. I also remember that last year leading up to my sickness I had been through a long period of eating way more sweets and drinking more alcohol than usual. I looked up symptoms I had and the combination of circles under the eyes and constant pressure/tension in the sinus area seemed to point to a fungal infection, which seems to me is candida. I did the saliva test and it was think with many legs in the water glass. I also tried colloidal silver drops in the nose, letting them flood into the sinus cavity and this provided some temporary relief but not for long. I feel that I may need to try your suggested remedies for candida. Using the baking soda, potassium bicarbonate, borax and H2O2. Do you think that eventually a remedy such as this will provide relief? Any insight or suggestions are welcome, as I would very much like to get rid of this tension once and for all. It is mostly mild, and does not really interfere with living my life, but it is quite a nuisance and I don't want it to develop into something else. I do not feel sick, but the pressure remains. Thank you again for any helpful advice! Sincerely, Josh"

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10/05/2010: Jamie from Lake Worth, Fl replies: "How about checking out some kefir? I am now trying some, seems I have a fuller feeling, no so hungry. Its too early to give any for sure results. Check it out online, there is soo much info"


07/28/2010: Moriah from Oxford Junction, Ia, Usa: "Daughter with severe candidiasis, need help! Hi everyone. I'm a new member, but have really enjoyed reading questions and responses so far. Here's what's going on that I need help with. My stepdaughter is 24 years old. When she was a baby, about six months old, she developed severe pneumonia that killed most of her killer T cells. She has one lung, and has severe candidiasis. She has been on everything on the market to control it, and has become resistant to everything. Right now she isn't on anything, although the doctor wants to start her on I/V Capsofungen treatments which will be a daily trip to the hospital for the infusion. My husband and I are looking at natural things for her, because she's really sick. She wasn't supposed to live past her 8th birthday, and has been given last rites three times.

All of the remedies I am seeing I would love for her to try, but she's so picky. She is suffering a great deal, but that doesn't stop her from smoking, drinking, partying, and consuming about 6 or more cans of coke a day. Everything else "tastes nasty" to her. The other thing is she is 4'11, and used to weigh 90 to 95 pounds. Right now she weighs 73 pounds. So I am afraid to put her on a diet where she will possibly lose more weight, that will kill her. I was wondering if you have any kids that you were able to get to try any of these, such as the Apple Cider Vinegar, because I know she won't try it. I'm just trying to figure out if it's better to get her to try to ingest this stuff, or bathe in it, or what. Right now her mouth is totally white and sore, and she is having a lot of vaginal discomfort. What do you guys recommend?? Please help, she wants to live, and her dad and I want her to live as well, I just need to know how to get past her pickiness. Any help is much appreciated!! Thank you!! "

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07/28/2010: Mdee from Provo, Ut replies: "So about candida, I've been there been super super strict on diet with no success, your daughter doesn't have to give up on the sugar. She only needs one thing- good legitimate fat (what everyone calls saturated fat)VCO if it's too scary, but otherwise have her enjoy any and all the BUTTER and LARD she wants. Also minerals are very important, raw fruits and veggie juices (fiber gets in the way, fat keeps one regular), also you need raw animal foods in your diet to get the whole range of minerals needed. RAW MILK is a great option. Candida destroyed my life along with all the bad advice I received, but the solution is simple and works without fail. (FYI Saturated fat doesn't cause weight gain, that is a result of toxins the body cannot deal with due to mineral deficiencies)"
07/28/2010: Paula from Perth, Wa, Australia replies: "Hi Moriah, A few months ago I went to a naturopath & was diagnosed with sytemic candida. He said I must get off the sugar or any remedies I try will be all in vain because sugar feeds the candida. I looked at him & said "you are asking me to give up my favourite food. I can't do that. " He just looked at me & said. . . "well you don't have to give it up, but if you don't these things will keep going wrong with you. It's your choice! " So the responsibility was in my hands, not anyone elses. I have made a 90% reduction in my sugar consumption (&also gluten for that matter) & I found it pretty easy. I feel great & have so much more energy than ever. I know this does not help with your question on making things taste better for your daughter, but in the end it is up to her & there is nothing you can do until she decides she wants to help herself. Coke is probably one of the worst things she could possibly have with candida. Check out the sugar content in a can. Maybe you can help her become more conscious of labelling & sugar content. Just a suggestion. Best of luck with it all & I hope she wakes up & smells the roses very soon, for her own sake."
07/28/2010: Labes from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "Hi Moriah, I hope that your daughter will be fine and all that will be just history. Well, You mentioned that she will take Capsofungen, that is good, don't worry about it because it doesn't have a very dangerous side effects ( never give her amphericinB), plus it will destroy the enzyme that makes B-glucan, and by doing that the candida will be more susceptible for the immune system. You can also give your daughter lufenuron, which will inhibit the syntheses of Chitin. With those two combos, the candida will be leaky and just by osmosis it will die. The candida will try to mutate to live in this environment, however, it has to be without Chitin and D-glucan and that will make the candida a very weak species. The lufenuron has to be mixed with very strong probiotic yogurt ( up to 30 billions living probiotics at least). On the other hand, buy B-glucan and give it to your daughter as a supplement. That will make the immune system very harsh on the Candida's D-glucan ( So it is like giving your daughter a vaccine against Candida). I also just recently read about a scientific paper that shows how zapping kills candida. The article was written by a team from a Polish university. So you can get a small zapper and start zapping also. Your daughter will get a huge die-off reaction, so be careful, don't stop the treatment, just some patience and everything will be OK. Also I read recently that KI which is Iodide potassium kills very well a range fungus. So you can give it a try. Don't forget to alkalinize the body of your daughter by giving her some Japanese prune. I hope that your daughter will be well and I'm sorry for my poor English because I'm not an anglophone and English is my 4Th language."

EC: Japanese plum= umeboshi which can be found in health food stores and Japanese grocery stores.

07/29/2010: Mdee from Provo, Ut replies: "Yeah I'll do my best. So first off understand that I was eating mostly lard and milk fat (raw milk)when I easily rid candida. Coconut oil is good, I'm not sure if it has the full range of fats but if not it's close so it should work. Basically all you are just going to use saturated fat when ever you eat and use fat in your diet. (Don't try and do low fat your body needs it) So when you make brownies, fry an egg, make stir fry or whatever use lard, tallow, butter or coconut oil. I mostly mention coconut oil because vegetarians/vegans will at least try plus it's not as scary, it doesn't need to be virgin or organic either. BUT. . . . . You need GOOD FAT and MINERALS, without both you won't beat candida as well as other issues. From my experience minerals have to be bound to a protein (chelated), I've never had success with supplements, we can't get nutrients from rocks, coral or chemically chelated ions that they put in pills, try if you want I'm just trying to save you money. INSTEAD get them from raw foods (when you cook heat changes the proteins shape which no longer binds the mineral ion so your body can't absorb it). You need both raw plant foods and raw animal/microbe foods. Raw milk and yolks are a great option. Good luck!"
07/29/2010: Freakzilla154l from Philadelphia, Pa, Usa replies: "Mdee, Could you expand on what you were explaining. Are you talking about coconut oil and consuming it? I have tried this with no success but didn't do it long. Thanks again!"
07/29/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Moriah... I had bad candida for over 8 years and I knew that it was serious and I had to do something about it when I couldn't go to toilet for seven days. My own symptoms were: constipation, irregular and infrequent bowel movement, bloating, psoriasis, eczma, extreme tiredness, jock itch, arrythmia, low energy all the time, overweight and insomnia. There are are over 20 possible symptoms of candida, and these symptoms will always vary between different candida sufferers.

Here is a link to a comment stream that also provides a link to the original protocol that I followed to cure my own candida. I also give a full description -- with dosages and links -- of the new anti-candida protocol that I would follow now.

Both the protocols from the link follow Ted from Bangkok's remedies for candida. And I can attest that his methods work, because my own candida is now gone (and it's going to stay that way!).

Worth a mention is that when my candida disappeared, all the symptoms mentioned above simply evaporated. In my research on candida and its symptoms, I also noted that the medical profession openly regards psoriasis as both a pre-cancerous condition and incurable. But when I cured my candida, I can assure you that my psoriasis just disappeared altogether. Therefore I came to several conclusions about this. First, curing the candida was what cured my psoriasis, and second -- it is not psoriasis that is a pre-cancerous condition, but rather candida that is the pre-cancerous culprit. Also, and in my own mind anyway, if anyone has psoriasis -- I would immediately suspect candida as a possible cause. Therefore systemic candida is certainly not a trivial condition, but very dangerous for the body. Good Luck"
07/30/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Moriah. . . The link to my Candida Protocol isn't working, so here is the link to original candida protocol:

http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/alkalizing_formulas.html#AH

When I used my old original candida protocol I did not know what I know now -- 3 or 4 years later. My original remedy took a whole year to get rid of my candida, but Ted has said that you can get rid of it in for months. So here is the protocol I would use now:

To Improve your Body Terrain

*Take Ted's Lime/Lemon alkalizing remedies at least 2-3 times a day as recommended. These alkalizing remedies create the worst possible environment for the candida while simultaneously creating a healthy and oxygenated body terrain. Also take the BS with water remedy on it's own one hour before bed - this will help you get a good nights sleep. If you have problems with this, then use Ted's Carbicarb remedy -- this is more balanced and incorporates potassium to balance any sodium issues. Potassium citrate can be taken to more directly aid intracellular alkalization. See this link:http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/candida4.html#TEDS

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

*Take herb supplements like Milk Thistle or Dandelion because the candida die-off(Herx reaction) will create a big strain on both your immune system and the liver which will have to clear the dead candida debris and toxins from your blood -- so you must protect and strengthen your liver during the protocol. Think of this simply as taking out the candida trash. This die-off will give you flu-like or liverish symptoms and perhaps some diarrhea. Accept this and work your way through it as it should disappear once your body gains overall control again.

*Detox and get rid of heavy metals from your body. Due to diet and if you've taken medicinal drugs for any length of time you will have an accumulation of heavy metals. This is a direct cause of acidity and therefore a direct cause of candida. To get rid of the heavy metals just drink green tea 2 or 3 times a day and eat Cilantro 3 times a week in salads. You can also use Sodium Thiosulphate (bought cheaply at any aquatics shop) to get rid of heavy metals, arsenic, cyanide and chlorine. These will get rid of heavy metals over time and the dosage is 6 drops a day in a glass of water. Heavy metals create an ideal acidic environment for candida as well as for many other auto-immune and immune-deficient illnesses such as arthritis and cancer. See this link: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/sodium_thiosulfate.html

Remedies that Directly Attack the Candida

*Drink 1/8 teaspoon of borax in a litre of water throughout the day. Take this for 4 days on then rest for 3 days. So, 4 days on, 3 days off with the Borax. Borax is the ultimate anti-fungal, also good for bones and helps to balance the hormones as well as leeches out the fluoride from your body. Borax ups and helps rebalance your hormones, which is why you must rest for 3 days -- to avoid gland over-stimulation. Read about Borax here: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/borax.html#TBF

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

* Supplementing with at least 12. 5 mgs of 5% lugols iodine per day -- two drops a day in a glass of water(you can use more). Read about proper dosages of iodine from the Iodine Project(most current research) here: http://www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/IOD-02/IOD_02.htm which are over 100 times the RDA recommended daily dose of 0. 125 mgs. Iodine will also help to balance your hormones and is also able to remove dangerous halogens like fluorine and bromine from your body. Iodine is, historically also a very effective candida killer.

* Hydrogen peroxide(food grade) -- I just use a capful of 3% HP in one litre of water a day when I need it. Sometimes I splash 3% HP all over my body, this kills everything bad topically as well as being absorbed quite well transdermally into my body by this method. Very potent against all forms of bacteria, viruses and fungus. See this link for more on HP:http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/hydrogen_peroxide3.html#CF

Additional and Useful Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

* Vitamin C -- Taken in the more alkaline form of Sodium Ascorbate -- at least 1000 mgs twice a day. Vit C is an anti-oxidant and also chelates heavy metals as well. * Magnesium -- Taken as Mag Chloride, Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate. Dosage: 250 mgs twice a day. Magnesium is involved in over 300 major enzyme body processes and also gets rid of any staph or strep bacteria quite well. Magnesium Chloride is the best form of magnesium in my opinion. See this link: http://curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=49&db=5&C0=74" target="_blank

* Natural Sea Salt or Fulvic/Humic Acid -- Both of these will act in the same way as absorption synergists as well as help create a healthy intestine and help to supply other much needed minerals to your body.

Diet

Avoid the following -- all sugar and sugar foods, dairy, all polyunsaturated vegetable oils, aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, MSG, soft drinks, junk foods, fried foods, baked goods containing white flour, red meat and antibiotics. Use coconut oil to cook everything with and use only Stevia as a sweetener. Your diet should contain low amounts of white meat like chicken, turkey and fish with high amounts of vegetables. Rice is OK.

There are other methods of helping to get rid of candida, but I've taken a blanket approach -- I always assume, from my own experience with candida, that other problems caused by other resident bacteria, viruses etc will arise because of the candida and these also need to be addressed at the same time and so this are incorporated into the above protocol.

Ted from Bangkok will have many more remedies up his sleeve that will certainly work -- such as BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) and Azoxystrobin (agri fungicide), but these substances are hard to obtain and I've never used them so I can't really comment. But I have used(and still using) all the above recommended remedies now and I haven't been ill -- no colds, flu or any other problem -- for well over 3 years since I cured myself of candida and I'm over 60 y o now. I've tried to keep the candida remedy relatively simple yet potent."
08/04/2010: Cindy from Cochrane, Wi replies: "Does borax kill all bacteria, good and bad? Also, do you need to supplement with probiotics when doing your candida protocol. Thanks"
08/04/2010: Labes from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "Hi Cindy, I wish that your daughter is OK. Regarding Borax, I don't believe in this stuff because I tried it myself for two weeks and it does nothing at all. I got more stomach pain then I had to stop it. A lot of remedies here are just myths like the Alkaline theory. I think that people get just some placebo effect from those remedies rather than direct effect. Some remedies are true like turmeric against Salmonella and some Staph but some remedies are nothing but myths. The best thing against candida is probiotics and the diet plus the raw garlic. And please be careful about those strange myths that can kill us. I have tried the Alkaline Ted remedy plus borax and I got more and I more sicker. I'm not saying that there is no beneficial effect from borax ( I have no Idea) but what is claimed here seems strange since some remedies work for some and doesn't work for others and give a serious side effect to others."
08/04/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Cindy... For systemic candida, I would not use probiotics like yogurt because yogurt contains lactic acid, which is also a by-product of candida respiration, which tends to encourage candida. Also, if the candida is systemic, then it will exist in very high concentration throughout your intestines and body, and so it is unlikely that the probiotic will have much effect because of its relative low concentration and numbers compared to the much higher concentration of candida.

In my own experience with candida, there will be many ups and downs while you take any successful protocols for candida. The Herx or die-off effect can come and go and last a considerable time and be quite unpleasant. This die-off effect really depends on the extent of the systemic candida throughout your own body.

I've also noticed that many people who start a protocol for candida tend to give up the particular protocol because they insist that they are allergic or that they felt awful and the protocol did nothing for them. What these people do not realize is that this is probably the candida die-off effect, and giving up the protocol may make them feel better but then they are still stuck with the candida -- alive, well and spreading, inside their bodies. Like I have said, this die-off reaction can be quite unpleasant, and can make you feel much worse.

Also, in some descriptions of taking these protocols, some only take them for two weeks or so. I find this a little amusing, since it took me a whole year to cure my own candida. As I've repeatedly said here on EC, there is no magic bullet out there that can cure particularly systemic candida quickly. Wishful thinking I'm afraid -- I've tried several of them in the past, all of which which never worked. Therefore, a multi-protocol is the best way to attack the candida, attacking it in many different ways is, in my opinion, the quickest and best way to get rid of systemic candida. But this will take time and there will be periods when you will feel awful and times when you feel better. Therefore there are elements of personal focus and will involved in order to get rid of systemic candida."
08/04/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Cindy... Concerning Borax, yes borax does kill other bacteria, viruses etc, but it is perhaps the ultimate fungal killer as well. Borax is also beneficial to the bones and balances the hormones as well.

If you are concerned about using Borax, you could also orally use 0. 5% Hydrogen Peroxide, Neem leaf extract or large dose Lugol's Iodine against the candida.

Hydrogen Peroxide is a body friendly chemical which is used by the blood lymphocytes to kill bacteria, viruses and fungus. Similarly HP is also used by friendly bacteria in the lining of the uterus and in the intestines for the same reason.

Neem leaf extract is unique in that it seems to also kill the bad bacteria in the gut whilst not harming the friendly, useful bacteria.

Iodine is stored in the mucus glands throughout the intestines, uterus, breast etc, and is also very body friendly and is a very useful fungal killer when used in larger doses."
08/04/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Labes, In response to your last post, I would like to remind you that that is your opinion. There are plenty of people on here that have found help on this site. These are not "myths" as you put it. They are folk remedies that have been passed down through the ages and are an alternative to aggressive medical intervention for problems that often can be addressed with natural remedies. What are you referring to "strange myths that can kill us?"

As for the alkaline remedy of Ted's and the borax- 2 weeks? Are you kidding? Candida is something that must be persistently worked at ridding as it is very aggressive in nature. Also, it is not at all unusual to get quite sick during a detox. It is an uncomfortable experience to be sure but one that must be gone through to reach the other side- your true health! And do you even understand the idea behind alkalinizing the body? There's a lot out there about the absolute importance to alkalinizing. There are books out there about it, doctors are now bringing attention to it ( more open-minded ones- i.e.Dr. Joseph Mercola) and there are websites to learn how to do just that-alkalinize.

Addressing your comment that some remedies work for some and some don't work for others and yet, for others there are "side effects". Well, remember the principle of uniqueness- that we are all unique individuals and bodies. Everyone is exactly that- different. Hence, the varying results for individuals. The special quality of this website is that everyone is free to post and give their results. We, as free-thinking people can then make choices. Please think before posting such negativity. Peace, Lisa"

08/05/2010: Cindy from Cochrane, Wi replies: "Thanks Lisa! My thoughts too!"
08/05/2010: Cindy from Cochrane, Wi replies: "Thank you Bill for your quick response and all your helpful information. I plan to get started on Ted's protocol for candida."
08/05/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Labes... Your advice and opinion concerning Ted's alkalizing protocols is somewhat surprising. Your complaint that it caused pains and aches in your stomach and that taking Borax made you feel more sick doesn't surprise me one bit. By writing that in your comment it would seem that you have absolutely no understanding of the Herxheimer Effect or Candida die-off effect whatsoever. Look it up sometime.

Most people who have had candida and have done their research, know exactly what the Herx effect is and understand it completely and accept it. I don't know how long you have had your candida, but my guess is that it has been with you for some years. It also appears that you are looking for a cure for your candida that is pleasant and comfortable.

Here is another simple fact -- there are more beneficial as well as bad microbes in your intestines alone than the total number of cells in your whole body. And if your candida has gone systemic and infected your blood tissues and organs then Lord only knows how many billions or trillions of candida cells exist in your body at the moment. So when you kill off all that candida, your body will always have to cope with the strain of the released toxins and debris from the dead candida. And this is what causes aches and pains in the stomach or gut, this is what causes fevers and a feeling of sickness.

The Herxheimer Effect is very well known in medical science. Just type "Herxheimer candida" in Google Search and see what you get. I would also add that you will always get a die-off effect when you successfully start to kill the candida and you will always feel sicker before you get better with any successful anti-candida protocol.

Your opinions also seem to have offended several EC users who know all about the Herx Effect, but apparently you have absolutely no grasp or understanding of it at all.

And I've said it before, there is no pleasant and comfortable magic-bullet cure for candida. And if you use Ted's alkalizing remedies or borax again, try them for at least two months before you rubbish them, which should be a suitable enough length of time for you to get over the inevitable and unpleasant Herx die-off effect."


St. John's Wort, Eliminate the Pill

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  04/11/2008: Sandra from Dublin, Ireland: "I had four years of constant vaginal infections. I was then put on repeat presciption of diflucan and constant pessaries. Allergy testing for food indicated things like yeast and tomatoe but giving these up made no difference.I gave up the pill at the suggestion of a herbalist and the infections stopped. However, five years later i got a prolapse and I think this was caused by all the infections plus drug filled pessaries I was constantly using that then caused tissue weakness.

I've had thrush candida now twice since (in about a decade) and it's very easy to get rid of with a few drops of Red turkey st john's worth applied internally (i.e topically internally). A canadian herbalist told me about this rememdy and it's an unusual one. She just had nothing else in the house and it made logical sense to her 'cos of it's constituents. it worked for her and it worked for me.

good luck."

Replies
05/13/2009: Joanna from London, UK replies: "can anyone tell me what 'red turkey' st. john's wort is? is this a tincture? thanks"

EC: A little sleuthing on the internet and we think we've figured it out...

Red Turkey looks like it is actually called Turkey Red Oil, or Sulphonated Castor Oil. So it looks like St. John's Wort may be mixed with the castor oil and then applied inside the vagina.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castor_oil

"Sulfonated castor oil, also called sulfated castor oil, or Turkey Red Oil, is the only oil that completely disperses in water. It is made by adding sulfuric acid to pure castor oil.[5] This allows easy use for making bath oil products. It was the first synthetic detergent after ordinary soap. It is used in formulating lubricants, softeners, and dyeing assistants.[6]"


Supplements

Approval Ratings
YEA (3)
100%

[YEA]  12/28/2008: Larry from Brigham, Utah USA: "I had a case of full blown systemic candida albicans, as I found out through confirming my symptoms with those posted on the Internet. The doctor wanted to hospitalize me but we had no insurance and I had little trust of giving myself to a medical system that did not even officially recognize my affliction.

Daily - I drank sodium borate water [1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon to a quart of water p/day].

Also, I followed a strict diet of no bread, no sugar and no vitamins, for a period of about 4-1/2 months during which time I starved the Candida to death.

During this time I did enjoy Xylitol in place of sugar [ a healthy natural sugar that kills fungus, molds and bacteria]. You can buy it at the health food store as well as Xylitol gums and mints. Beware of the cheaper gums at the discount stores as they generally contain aspartame, while advertising minimal amounts of Xylitol. I also enjoyed lemonade and cocoa drinks that I made with Xylitol. I also enjoyed my pero with no Xylitol or sugar.

I had read about Zell Oxygen as an ultimate cure for candida. I was finally able to get some from www.regenerativenutrition.com where they have the best pricing and availability of anywhere i could find.

When it arrived I had finally starved off the candida. So it was a bit of a stretch - but the Zell Oxygen instructions say to take this product with fruit juice [sugar]. To support the new beneficial yeast that feeds the body and nourishes the cells.

Well I did take the fruit juice and Zell Oxygen as instructed. What happened first was I noticed the candida spores germinated in a short burst - so the newly coming beneficial Zell Oxygen Yeast could move in and take over as it is an air loving beneficial yeast.

I followed the standard daily minimum dose and at the end of one bottle and one month I was free of candida and shortly after I was able to start incorporating sugar into my diet with no adverse effects.

P.S.: The people at regenerative nutrition have an excellent resource to help you find whatever you may need to get better - whatever your affliction may be."


[YEA]  10/21/2008: Lance from National City, California: "selenium deficency and anemia appear to be the biggest factor in promoting candida growth. years ago when i had hypot i also had a severe candida infection. i found a book titled candida silver (mercury) fillings and the immune system" which eventually led me to getting my mercury fillings removed. following this and supplementation with zinc and selenium, my candida and hypot both ended. Experiments with animals show that candida growth can be increased by selenium deprivation and reduced by selenium supplementation. Since mercury depletes selenium,it makes sense that candida is higher when there are mercury fillings in the teeth. Other studies show that anemia and iron deficiency increased candida growth. there are some studies suggesting that b12 and folic acid deficiencies may be involved in candida, since deficiencies of these lead to anemia. In anemia and iron deficiency friendly bacteria cannot grow well in the body. A lack of these bacteria probably is a key factor which promotes candida growth, since candida is a fungal growth rather than a bacteria growth. Another study showed that women with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis correlate very with the deficiencies associated with hypothyroidism. the key nutrient deficiencies are probably selenium, zinc, iron and folic acid. Taking multi vitimins just doesnt seem to work. You need to buy the vitimins minerals indivudally its worth it to rid your self of candida. I found this cure after months of research. If you sweat under your arms, taking magnesium will help this a lot. Took 3pills 3 times a day execpt for the iron, zinc 2 times a day. This really does work it doesnt take very long for this to work less than 5 days. There will sill be some itching from the fungus is still in your skin."

EC: hypot = hypothyroid


[YEA]  03/19/2008: Tanya from Albany, NY: "I have been struggling with Candida for over 12 years, and in the past five have found some items that help me considerably. (Yes, they will be described as products, although the breakdown of ingredience could be researched more) I found a Naturopath and he had been working with Candida patience for 25 years. I had large cystic acne on my face and chin line only, and had been struggling with the cysts once I started a yeast free diet in my late twenties. I also was having lower back pain that would wake me up from 4-5 a.m. (I found out it was also related to the Candida die-off or growth. This back pain went away once I got on a diet that worked for me.) I also, found I had developed allergies to food once I started to kill off the yeast, and probably had/have leaky gut. I did muscle testing on some food products, which the doctor told me was only 85 percent accurate, and at that point I didn't care. I was at the end of my rope fighting yeast and living with large boils of puss exploding from my face.

I began to avoid the food that was suggested, but I also began to take supplements, we increased some and decreased others. I will tell you I was tired and defeated and just wanted a normal life back, so this is my story of what worked for me.

I have a lot of metal fillings in my teeth, so there was a thought of possible mercury sensitivity, and yes they wanted me to get the filling replaced, but I couldn't afford it. There was also the mention that the yeast encircles heavy metals safely eliminating them from your body. I started my morning with a glass of water and a drop (starting at one and increasing to five) of liquid Selenium. I found this made a large difference in either the "fog" from the dye-off or the general Candida feeling. I was more alert and awake, my energy level increased from taking this.

I was tested with a lower thyroid by taking my temperature every morning. My doctor suggested taking edible Iodine. I also took this in water after my Selenium, 2 drops twice a day, or I just did four in the morning.

I was to avoid the food I was tested to not respond well too, and that included for me, wheat, gluten, dairy, chocolate, coffee, beef and pork. I didn't even look at sugar items at this point, and had been doing low-carb diets for sometime now. So I was allowed to included red potatoes and brown rice, lots of leafy greens(twice a day if possible), non-starchy veggies, and the rest I filled in with protein, nuts, and on special occasions berries (raspberries or blueberries)

If I was to advise someone on a product it would be the Tanalbit I took. I took it twice a day before lunch and dinner, two tablets each time. There is another version of it I took that had no dairy, starts with a C. It's a type of Zinc. I also tried taking Zinc supplements but everything I took made me nauseous. The only one I found that could stay down was Optizinc, probably the type or compound. I took pro-biotics an hour after each meal.

Those items helped me most of all. Also taking a very good food based vitamin to make sure I was covered. I was successful for a few years and then decided I wanted to taste some of the sweet life again. I still keep up with the Zinc and Pro-biotics, but I'm now back on the diet working to get rid of some nail fungus. I'm taking Oregano oil for 6 weeks to see how it goes, on top of using the topical remedies I've read from your site here.

Just wanted to share what has helped and worked for me. Thank you, and just to let you know, there is life after Candida... just keep at it, the fog will lift and your head will seem clearer again!"


Ted's Remedies

Approval Ratings
BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1)
100%

09/12/2011: Andrew from Charlottetown, Pei, Canada: "Hi I have a question for Ted. I'm confused by Ted's recipe for taking ACV and Baking soda and I also think with water. I would like to try this recipe after eating a meal, but not sure how much of each to take and how much water, I have read the links but nothing seems to be clear. Any info will be great on this...

ACV =

Baking Soda =

Water =

How many times a day?

Ive had sinus problems for years and have been trying everything and Ive come to the conclusion that I most likely have Candida, and would like to try this."

Replies
09/13/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Andrew, I have also had sinuses problems for many years (they stopped completely for 7 years and started again last year). I am quite all right now. I am taking Echinacea and also powder Spirullina, Chlorella and Chlorophyll. No idea whether this is what has been helping.... My nose was running the whole time and I was sneezing a lot especially during the night and when I woke up. I also think that I have Candida so little by little I am starting the diet! And I am going to try woodworm capsules advised by Gerald Green (I reviewed his book on the book section! )."
09/13/2011: Andrew from Charlottetown, Pei, Canada replies: "Hi Francisca I don't have the usual runny nose or anything like that, I have inflammation on my right nostril that seems to be constantly blocked over the past 30 years but the last 5 to 10 yrs has been a lot worse. Night time is usally the worst time. Ive been trying everything from Coconut oil to ACV to Colloidal silver to cayenne pepper tp grapefruit seed extract but Apple Cider Vinegar seems to keep it under control most times. Ive tried this ACV -two tablespoons with 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda and 8 ozs of water, stir it together in a glass and drink it, Im not sure if this is what Ted tried, I couldnt quite follow his instructions so hopefully I'll see a message from him on this, Im pretty sure I have a Candida allergy or wheat allergy..."






 



 

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