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
01/21/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines: "Hi Ben.... For my own jock-itch problem, the most useful topically-applied substance I used seems to have been Magnesium Hydroxide in solution. So I just used Milk of Magnesia as my source of Magnesium Hydroxide and applied it all over the affected jock itch area..."
Our readers offer information and opinions on Earth Clinic, not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
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Apple Cider Vinegar
[YEA] Sean from Sydney, Australia: "The Apple cider vinegar is amazing.. I was suffering from candidas overgrowth, and the GP in Sydney couldn't diagnose what's wrong with me..I am suffering with this intolerable illness for seven years. All these years I went for the frantic search for my solution on my constant migraine, constant numbness on my palm and feet, swaying backside, chronic fatigue and other negative symptom. I limit my diet, but that almost killed me, as I am losing pounds and becoming like a stick. But as soon as I apply myself with the ACV, the impact is almost instantaneous, my allergies are gone, I felt a new rush of energy, my face glow and my arthritis almost disappear miraculously. When I spit on a glass of water my saliva not longer form legs at the bottom, this happens only two days prior to the taking of ACV, and I am getting such an outstanding result. I am confident that if I apply myself daily for another month, I shall be liberate from this long torturing state. I would like to thank this site for providing me with such invaluable information, Thank you so much!!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/09/2012: Gypsyangel from Auckland, New Zealand: "HI, I have been taking Baking soda for a week now and had maintained around 7.5 for most of this time but now in the last 2 days I have gone very acidic - down to 6. I am trying to treat candida. My spit tests are also showing the candida more aggresive and now I have sore nipples? Can anyone tell me what happened? Is this common for a flare-up or should I be concerned?"Replies
01/10/2012: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us replies: "Dear Gypsyangel, You are having a bit of a die off effect which is good. It means that your efforts are working and soon you will feel much better. It is very common with any yeast treatment. Keep up with the Baking soda and eventually the symptoms will start to go away."
01/10/2012: Rsw from Uniontown, Oh replies: "Can the twice a day baking soda alkalizing remedy be taken for longer than five days? I read that someone said to take it for five days only, then a break. Also, can bottled lemon or lime juice be substituted for the fresh lemon or lime? How about grapefruit juice? can it be used instead of the lemon juice? Thank you for any additional information you may have."
01/11/2012: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Rsw, the number of days of alkalizing varies greatly in humans with their various conditions, diets, etc. The only true way to tell is by doing daily saliva on PH test strips.
As for bottled reconstituted lemon juice, I have used it over the fruit for convenience with good results. It may have very little added Vit-C but usually nothing else (depending on brand - read labels). I first tried alkalizing using Grapefruit juice but had to discontinue due to inhibition of liver enzymes. If you are taking any prescription meds it is not advised to use Grapefruit because the drug builds up in the blood because the liver can't metabolize fast enough."
06/07/2012: Vinny from Atlanta, Georgia replies: "The side effect of having baking soda is not what caused your PH level to lower I can assure you. Baking Soda is highly alkalizing to the body. I take about 2-3 teaspoons of Baking Soda nearly every day and is awesome at maintaing PH balance. Baking Soda is roughly around 9 on the PH scale so it's not acidic.
Revisit your diet or prescription drugs you may have taken. Also realize that many websites who try to tell you what is Alkalining or Acidic contradict one another so you may be eating/drinking something you feel is alkalining when it really isn't. If you're at a 6, it's really bad!
Take two litres of Baking Soda a day, with 1-2 teaspoons in each litre of water (or 1/2 litre, what you prefer). That will alkaline you and get you back to normal. Add lime juice since you're really low. Do this for 2-3 days and after that just resume to. 5-1 litre Baking Soda"
Baking Soda, Lemon Juice, Coconut Oil
[YEA] 06/23/2010: Anonomous from Everywhere, Usa: "My 2 cents on Candida
I won't go into great detail, but I had a rash for several years and I tried everything you can imagine. Borax both internally and externally, Niacinamide in large doses, Raw garlic in high doses, urine therapy and alot of other creams and natural cures. Some helped, but you can tell when something really starts to kill the stuff. And for me that was BAKING SODA 1/4 teaspoon in lemon juice 3 times daily, and coconut oil about one to teaspoons 2 or 3 times daily.
All the itching stopped, stuff came out of my skin and the rash went away finally... I DID NOT change my diet either and since then I eat and drink whatever I want to. Even Beer!
So, I am not saying this will work for everyone, but it worked for me. I did this for about 6 to 8 weeks."
06/29/2010: Emma from Salt Lake City, Ut replies: "So quick question, do you ingest the lemon juice, baking soda combo and the coconut oil or apply it directly to your skin? I'm going to give this one a try."
EC: Most likely ingesting... The lemon juice & baking soda added to water is one of Ted's alkalizing remedies: http://earthclinic.com/Remedies/alkalizing_formulas.html
01/17/2011: Bobbie from Jamestown, Pa: "I know this is not a website for baking recipes. But I have a very aggravating problem. I am using your website to get off the sugar, to kill off the candida in my body. I have to bake sweet things for my husband all the time, every 2 days or so. He wants nothing to do with my healthy food. So I am on a search for something I can bake for myself, ingredients I CAN use. Is anything from tapioca ok to use? They sell tapioca starch. They mention rice flour, & xanthum gum, all these for gluten free recipes. I wanted to alter the recipes by putting stevia in them. I have tried buckwheat flour, to make my muffins, with cinnamon in them... Oh boy :(. I am about to try millet now. Hope it tastes better!
I know I have to get off the sugar addiction, but I am almost "freaking out" here, trying not to touch my husband's goodies I am making him. (By "freaking out", I mean I am getting mean-spirited! ) It would be easier if I did not have to bake his stuff for him, but I do.
Can you help me? Or refer me to a site that will tell me more? Thank you so very much, Bobbie ps... I tried to register on your site, it won't let me for some reason."Replies
01/22/2011: Analoggal from Rancho Cordova, U.s.a. replies: "Hi Bobbie,
There is a really great website that deals entirely with candida/yeast issues. Go to this address: www.yeastinfectionadvisor.com/. Over to the left of the page there are tabs, click on the one that says Blog. From there you will see different subjects and one of those is for recepies. If you need more recipes than what is listed, then contact Dan, he is the creator of the website. Just click on the tab that says, Contact me, he is really caring, and responds usually within 24 to 48 hours. Good luck!"
08/16/2011: Imma from Montreal, Quebec, Canada replies: "Subject: ELIMINATING SUGAR CRAVINGS & BROWN RICE AS HEALING FOOD
I wish to offer a suggestion in regard to a craving for sweets that the writer of the above email refers to as being difficult to manage. At times I have found myself in the same predicament, and there is a really great solution to this problem, a solution one can use when working on getting rid of candida, or attempting to lose weight.
Brown rice is a complex carbohydrate and very nutritious. My preferred type is Lundberg organically grown that here in Canada can be purchased in health food stores. It has to be simmered to about 45-50 minutes. The best and most therapeutic way to consume it is to eat a small amount - perhaps 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup every 2 hours or so, but it should not be eaten as one would eat regular food; rather, it should be MASTICATED IN THE MOUTH UNTIL IT BECOMES LIQUID, which will mean that one has to chew it about 100 times. If you pretend to have a chewing gum in the mouth instead of food, and it will be easy. This is extremely valuable as nourishment, for much of the breakdown of the food will have occurred in the mouth by the enzymes in the saliva, which is very helpful for those that have a compromised digestive system. Furthermore, the complex carbohydrates of brown rice will stabilize the blood sugar and sugar cravings will vanish. Consumed in this way, simple brown rice ends up being a highly beneficial balancing, nourishing and healing food. It also is rich in roughage and will promote excellent elimination.
Many blessings of health and joy to all......... Imma"
09/04/2011: Lou from Tyler, Tx replies: "There was an article in this past week's Woman's World magazine claiming that if you eliminate wheat and products containing wheat from your diet altogether, that the sugar cravings will stop.
About the brown rice, I just started using Success brown rice that you boil for 10 minutes. It doesn't taste bad at all and I wonder if it would have the same effect? I am not good at chewing my food well, by the way.
Something I recently tried was chopping garlic and letting it sit for 10 minutes to release the allicin and then putting it in steamed veggies with a capful of olive oil. Delicious!"
09/11/2011: Lou from Tyler, Tx replies: "I just read this on another site:
It is important to restore the normal acidophilus and bifidus organism in the GI tract which are killed with antibiotics and predispose to candida.
If there is a situation of low stomach acidity , betaine HCL needs to be added as the candida organisms thrive best in an alkaline environment. You want to make an inhospitable neighborhood for them. If food allergies have developed, further digestive enzyme support may be needed.
It is also helpful to support the immune system with thymus fractions.
What surprised me about this excerpt is that it says candida thrives best in an alkaline environment!!! Here we are, alkalyzing like crazy. What does TED think about this?
What helped me is using coconut oil mixed with the contents of a neem capsule and then heading out for sunshine. Last night I tried a concoction that was from the site on how to make Neem soap. I mixed together as many ingredients as I could, applied it, and then took a normal shower. Here are the recipies. If you don't have all the ingredients, it's OK. Helped my vitiligo that may be presenting from a candida condition. Skin feels better already!!! Looks better too. Hyperpigmented areas seemed to lighten. I think it is better to treat it twice a day also.
09/13/2011: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "The following is what is written on the site you gave: "If there is a situation of low stomach acidity , betaine HCL needs to be added as the candida organisms thrive best in an alkaline environment. You want to make an inhospitable neighborhood for them. If food allergies have developed, further digestive enzyme support may be needed." ... The alkaline environment that the author is talking about is in the stomache which is why she recommends betaine HCL. The alkalizing that is talked about here (EC) is to help alkalize your body, not your stomache acid, which is why it is not recommended that you eat for one and a half hours after taking any of the alkalizing remedies plus to wait a minimum of half an hour after a meal before taking any alkalizing remedy."
09/13/2011: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Love the neem soap recipe link, thanks for the info."
08/12/2012: Larisag from Lancaster, Pa: "HI. I am coming to the realization this awful itching, burning, "crawling" rash that started on my forehead and has spread to down my face even onto my neck a little bit could be a Candida yeast infection. I am overwhelmed with all the possible ways yo cure this - Threelac, Fivelac, Biotin, etc. I will try them all! I am curiuos about your Biotin. IS this over the counter? fast can I expect this to work? THANKS!!!"Replies
08/13/2012: Matthew from Toronto, On, Canada replies: "Hi Larisag, Biotin is actually a vitamin. It should be available wherever you can get a wide selection of vitamins (I got mine at the supermarket).
For me, the effect was noticeable after about a week. Within a few weeks, everything cleared up almost completely, and it just keeps getting better and better.
From what I've read, biotin works by preventing the formation of rhizoids (they're like roots that allow the fungus to attach to your intestines). In other words, it doesn't kill fungus at all.
Because of this, I think the treatment should be continued until long after the symptoms have subsided and it may be useful to add other approaches to the mix.
For me, eating more vegetables and fiber while reducing my consumption of coffee made a big difference.
I use virgin coconut oil every now and then too. It wasn't enough by itself, but it does seem to work well alongside the Biotin."
[YEA] 08/11/2012: Matthew from Toronto, On, Canada: "Hi There, Over the past few years, I've had lots of trouble with Candida. My whole body had gone fungal - skin eruptions everywhere, terrible fatigue, brain fog, illness, etc. I've tried many things, including coconut oil, antifungal medications, alkalizing diets, black walnut, etc. While all of those things seemed to help temporarily, the problem would recur after a few days.
I finally got rid of it when I discovered an article on another site about some promising research conducted using Biotin as a mitigating agent for rhizoid formation. Since I've had great success, I would like to share my findings.
I've been using about 3000 micrograms of Biotin daily for a few weeks now, with a spoonful of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, as well as a strong lactobacillus acidophilus yogurt (50 million bacteria per serving) and a diet high in vegetables and low in sugar.
Within 3 days of starting the treatment, my facial eruptions disappeared, the spots on my arms started to turn back to normal color, and my itching stopped. My dandruff is nearly gone, my eyelashes are no longer shedding little flakes, and some kind of fungal growth on my big toe rubbed right off in the shower - as if my body rejected it.
I hope it continues to work as well as it has. I'll update in a few weeks if the situation changes."Replies
09/08/2012: Marilyn from Coulterville, California replies: "Since I came to the United States, my body chemistry has changed and has been afflicted not only with candida but also psoriasis. I have a strong feeling that it is a result of consuming western diets, which I have never exposed before having come from the PI and had only eaten what's grown from the ground and some occasional seafood and some chicken meat.
I have been having a total war with psoriasis and candida by discipling myself and being careful with what I put inside my mouth. I have replaced eating white rice with brown or wild/ black rice. I have also replaced eating white punky bread with whole wheat bread and have gone almost to eating vegetarian diet. I have almost replaced meat consumption with eating pulses/legumes. They are very cheap but very nutritious source of protien and fiber free from cholesterol and diseases. I also have elliminated cheese from my diet and those sweet/chocolate stuff (dessert) I replaced it with carob from the health food store and just be temperate with sweets like only eat less than a teaspoon for only a taste. I 've been using almond milk/ soy milk and seldom have soda's. I am disciplining myself to be eating large amount of veggies (cooked and raw). I have been noticing that my psoriasis has been under control now and is slowly going away. I have a lot of energy and do not feel any crawling or itchy feeling whenever I eat legumes or faked meat from Morning star product.
I haven't tried taking Biotin for candida, yet and have been thinking of going back eating to a natural, simple diet that grows from the ground and not made and manipultaed by man for profits."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 12/04/2011: Pooped from San Luis Obispo, Ca: "I have had candida symptoms for almost 3 years. I got several rounds of prescriptions for fluconozole 100 mg. Everytime the symptoms disappeared within 3 days but returned after 3 or 4 months. I tried taking ACV everyday (2 tbsp diluted in a glass of water) for a while. It made me feel better but not completely cured. In the last 3 weeks I have had severe depression for the first time in my life and an overall "depleted" feeling. I finally decided that it might be linked to the candida. I had 20 mule borax in the house and decided to start taking it as prescribed by Ted: 1/8 tsp in a liter of water throughout the day, everyday for 5 days.
I am on day 5. I started feeling better after day 3. Now on day 5, I woke up with severe flu like symptoms, feverish, headache, extreme weakness, fever blisters, sinus congestion, and a crawling sensation under my skin. I am thinking that either I caught a bug or these are "candida die off" symptoms, which I never experienced with fluconozole. I will stop the borax cure for 2 days as prescribed by Ted and then resume for 5 days. I will post again to share the results."Replies
12/04/2011: Linda from York County, Southern Maine replies: "Hi Pooped.... Have you tried enzymes and/or probiotics? I spoke with my local natural foods store proprietor and that's what was recommended for me. Also, my chiropractor performed a muscle test & recommended a wafer that has done wonders as the yeast overgrowth I was experiencing affected my skin. I have been a bit fatigued, dreading everything I needed to do/not really WANTING to do much.... The itchy, dry skin in my outer ears - accompanied by occasional draining - is all better; I've been plagued for months and months. I feel a bit more energized..... I've been ingesting the wafers for about a month along with a calcium lactate whole food suplement & a couple of others. I don't find the supps expensive at all and wonder if they may act a little faster than the borax.... Just a thought! I hope you resolve this soon - we all deserve to feel well~Linda"
[YEA] 12/23/2011: Pooped from San Luis Obispo, Ca replies: "I am now on my fourth week with Borax and can say that my candida symptoms have pretty much disappeared. I had tried probiotics as well, and of course a candida diet. It helped but I was not completely cured, symptoms always seemed to come back. Now I feel a real difference. The candida die-off effects only lasted about 24 hours. Borax worked for me! I still feel a little pooped, so I am adding coconut oil and ACV to my regimen. I wanted to try oil pulling but I'm too worried my old amalgam fillings might come out."
04/19/2012: Denise from Waxahachie, Texas replies: "I would recommend you remove those amalgam fillings asap! They contain mercury. I went so far as to remove my root canaled teeth! All 8. But then I had infections and cavitations. If you read up on them and Weston A Price DDS Foundation, you will find information regarding these types of fillings. Best to you..."
05/19/2012: Rads from Montreal, Canada replies: "Before u start removing fillings, specialy old ones please read this. (read the whole page :)
[QUESTION] 12/10/2010: Sue from Manchester, England : "Please could you tell me the right Borax to take that Ted mentions in his article. I dont know the right sort. Also have people had good results taking Borax for systemic candidasis. I Look Forward to Hearing From you."Replies
12/10/2010: Self from NY replies: "Ted generally buys B.P. Grade or U.S.P. Grade borax (Sodium tetraborate) from a chemical supplier or you can look in google products for a 100% Sodium tetraborate or borax. If he can't find this, he'll use the one sold in the supermarket laundry aisle (e. G. 20 Mule Team Borax).
[YEA] 01/27/2006: April from Steubenville: "Make your own boric acid suppositories by filling size 00 gelatin capsules. insert one capsule in the vagina at bedtime for 2 weeks. To prevent a recurrent infection, boric acid can be used twice a week for 6mo. to 1 year. I am 37 yrs old and put up with chronic yeast infections for the past 10 yrs. I tried this treament after every medication had failed. I have been yeast fee for almost a year! This really works, I told my gynocologist about this treatment and he is now letting this patients in on the cure! You can go to a website WebMD.com to read more about it."Replies
[NAY] 10/01/2008: Leigh from Dallas, TX replies: "My vote is a big NAY!
Boric Acid is a systemic poison. It is used as an insecticide! Actually works great. Kills roaches almost as soon as they ingest it. It is highly absorbable through mucos membranes - such as the vagina. The lethal dose is approximately 15 grams. On-line recommended doses for vaginal yeast infections vary between 1 and 2 capsules as suppositories per day for 14 days. Wikipedia references 600 mg per day as a suppository for 14 days - which if you care to do the math adds up to 8.4 grams. If you double this number to get 2 capsules for 14 days the result is a whopping 16.8 grams which goes well beyond the LETHAL DOSE! 00 capsules hold between 540 and 1090 mg! I would NOT recommend using Boric Acid to anyone I cared about!"
06/15/2009: BJ from Vancouver, BC replies: "This same boric acid remedy stopped recurrent yeast infections I had been having for several years. Just as a side note, make sure you buy the boric acid in the pharmacy that's for minor cuts, not the borax from the laundry aisle."
10/16/2009: Joc from New Orleans, La replies: "They sell a natural bacterial vaginosis remedy in the feminine section of the drugstore that is primarily boric acid with some other herbs mixed in. I took this remedy (with little result) but experienced no ill effects from the boric acid. It was there right next to the OTC yeast infection remedies. I guess it is to restore the PH balance"
07/28/2010: Renee from New York replies: "For the past 3 months I have been suffering with BV & yeast infections. I've never had this problem before, at least not simultaneously. My Dr. has tried a few creams and nothing has worked. Most recently she prescribe Boric Acid suppository's for 14 days. This seems to be doing the trick however, I was just told by another Dr. (in the same office) that the Boric Acid might not be safe while I am breastfeeding. My daughter's pediatrician wasn't sure either. Can anyone clear up this contradictory information? It seems Dr.'s become numb when it comes to medicine & breastfeeding and I feel like I'm left to fend for myself. Thank you in advance for your information."
Candida and Ph
08/06/2006: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "Very few people, except maybe doctors, know that candida albicans grows when your body's pH is acid and therefore, it makes for feasibility of taking baking soda to raise your body's pH but also using some potassium carbonate to further raise the pH as a means of killing Candida albicans appears to be quite feasible.
Candida albicans optimum growth pH is a 4, but it can grow between pH 3 - 7, however most hospital's antiseptic is usually acid which makes it rather ineffective in the killing and the spread of candida albicans. The research below also implies that taking digestive enzymes supplements will also destroy the candida also. Ted
Here is a research abstract:
Effect of pH and human saliva on protease production by Candida albicans.
G R Germaine and L M Tellefson
This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract
The elaboration of extracellular proteolytic activity by Candida albicans during growth in laboratory broth or in human whole salivary supernatant was investigated. Growth of the organism in broth at pH 3 to 7 followed by assay of culture supernatants at pH 4 (optimum for activity) indicated protease was only present in cultures grown at a pH of less than 5. In contrast, growth in sterile human whole salivary supernatant over the pH range of 3 to 7 uniformly failed to result in production of protease. Growth of the organism at pH 4 in broth supplemented with saliva resulted in a saliva-dependent inhibition of protease production. Although the addition of up to 16% (vol/vol) saliva had essentially no effect on growth, 4% saliva caused a 50% reduction in proteolysis of substrate protein. Due to the low pH requirement for protease production and activity and the demonstration that saliva is a potent inhibitor of protease synthesis, we conclude C. albicans most likely does not produce extracellular protease in the human oral cavity."Replies
06/01/2009: Sunny from Spgfd., Mo replies: "Try oil of oregano for candida"
07/10/2009: Anon from UK replies: "dont take *huge* amounts of baking soda /sodium bicarb it can raise blood pressure-more is not necessarily better"
06/22/2010: Labes from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "Hi Ted, Could you please kindly explain more about how the Ph will influence the virulence of Candida. Because the body will never become Alkylin neither acidic. The homeostatiea always will keep the body acidity around 7±0.4. If the blood becomes ph 6, it means we will die, and if it reaches 8 the same thing.
Regarding the article that you put and explains the activity of the protease of candida, it doesn't say that Candida is unactive at the mouth but it just explains that candida has no protelytic activity in the oral cavity.
I will very pleased to hear from you.
Thank you very much."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/14/2013: Ella from Nyc, Usa: "Hi there, I decided to do a Candida cleanse before embarking on the GAPS diet - using a product called C____. I have had chronic eczema/skin issue and whenever I eat wheat (for sure) and other things (though not sure what) it flares up. I only ever get it on my hands and wrists and it is a red raging wrash that looks like my hands and wrists have been bound - it is literally like wearing red gloves. It is eczema like in the dryness and other eczema symptoms (I have had eczema diagnosed but figured myself it links to my chronic digestive issues). The strange thing is, however, I have always wondered why a toxic reaction would just take place on my hands and wrists. It is definitely not atopic (i.e. from physical contact with something). I plan to do a parasite cleanse next then liver. However - when I take these candida tablets my left leg swells up a few hours later. I have eliminated other sources and it just started when I increased the dose of the cleanse. It is totally painless and goes away the next morning after drinking lots of water with lemon, kelp and cranberry supplements. Could this possibly be a reaction to the Candida cleanse? I have not found anything about it online whatsoever. Any thoughts would be so very much appreciated. I love this website!!"
07/03/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines: "I have noticed many posts on EC where people post symptoms of a mystery illness or a recurring problem that they don't understand. The doctor's blood/urine tests are unable to find anything wrong and so the doctor then decrees that the patient is perfectly healthy and the sufferer is thus not helped. I remember the very same thing occurring in the 1960s and early 1970s. Some friends of mine suffered from strange debilitating pain and lack of energy problems. In those days, doctors arrogantly treated these types of patient problems as mental problems -- recommending anti-depressants and telling these sufferers to see psychiatrists. Now, of course, ME, Fibromylagia and CFS are all recognized physical illnesses.
But the doctor's medical tests are still notoriously poor at recognizing and diagnosing all the various different forms of candida. This diagnosis problem is further compounded and complicated by a plethora of different symptoms caused because of other pathogens -- such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa and even parasites -- which are always associated with candida problems. These days it is also fairly well recognized and even admitted that the medical approach to diagnosing early stage candida problems is still quite inaccurate and inadequate. See this research link.
I think perhaps that a definition of what candida is all about is needed here to help to clarify things. From my own research and experience, candida infections can express themselves in many ways and in many different regions of the human body. You can have oral candida, cutaneous candida, nasal candida (sinusitis, rhinitis), eye candida (conjunctivitis), lung candida, stomach candida, intestinal candida, esophageal candida (esophigitis), uterine candida etc.
But the worst form of candida by far is systemic candida -- where the candida has turned into its most virulent and dangerous fungal form and has moved into your body to infect the blood and organs.
Furthermore, all the other forms of candida mentioned above can just be mere symptoms of the systemic candida itself. I only mention this because so many people are under the great misconception that a candida problem such as oral candida or uterine candida or skin candida are just local topical problems. What people (and doctors) don't realize is that uterine candida or oral candida or skin candida or nasal candida can also be actual symptoms or expressions of systemic candida which is already infecting the blood.
Time and time again I read where people only treat their candida problem topically and it doesn't have any effect. Topical treatments won't have any effect if systemic candida is already infecting the blood.
I also frequently read about women, who have uterine thrush, who go to the doctor and the thrush is treated with antibiotics for awhile and the vaginal thrush or candida goes away. Two months later the uterine candida comes back with a vengeance and the sufferer continues taking antibiotics and it doesn't work anymore. Antibiotics are about the worst thing you can possibly take for any fungal problem -- because it causes intestinal dysbiosis allowing and encouraging candida and all sorts of other bacteria to spread up into the upper intestines thereby further infecting the body and causing many other problems and complications.
Candida seems to initially infect, congregate and multiply in all the mucous regions in the body -- that's the ears, eyes, nose, lungs, skin, stomach, intestines, breasts, uterus and prostate glands. Let me be very clear here -- initial candida infection is not just limited to the intestines.
It is also well know through research that iodine accumulates and is used as a first line of defense in all the mucus gland secretions in the body to effectively kill extraneous incoming pathogens -- including candida -- quickly. Therefore, if your body is lacking in iodine then it is surely reasonable to believe that the iodine storage sites for the mucus glands are also likely to be depleted of iodine and so pathogens such as candida will therefore have an easy and unhindered passage into your body. This is why I believe that lugol's iodine supplementation is so essential when you are trying to remove candida and other pathogens from your body.
In his book -- Candida: The Missing Diagnosis -- Dr Orian Truss used an eleven page questionnaire and a point scoring system to determine whether a patient had candida problems. In William Crook's more recent and famous book, The Yeast Connection -- he reduced the questionnaire to just four pages. Both questionnaires inquired on the past and current medical history and problems of the patient. These days, naturopaths also use a similar method to determine if you have candida or yeast infections and this method seems to work quite well and certainly much better than the tests and diagnosis from modern doctors.
As Dr David Derry, a well known iodine researcher, concluded in an article -- "Iodine is simply the best antiseptic, the best antibiotic and the best anti-fungal in the world. Iodine kills most pathogens in about 30 seconds -- so pathogens cannot adjust to it like they can with medical antibiotics or chemotherapy.""Replies
07/06/2012: Heather from Leicester replies: "Hi Bill, I meant to say thankyou for this post and all your others. Fascinating thank you and great detail and links."
01/20/2013: Ben from Wanganui, New Zealand replies: "Hi A question for Bill, you the man. I have a bad case but not as bad as some here. I am pretty healthy but have had jock itch for about a year now. Went through the usual doctor channels with no luck. I have been doing Teds akalizing and 3 % HP plus the sea salt now himalayan pink salt for about a month. The rash seems to be spreading more down my thigh and on my balls, yuck. I am hoping it is a die off and things get better soon. I have used a mix of Apple Cider Vinegar and 3% Hp and just 3% HP splashed on.
My question is how did you treat your jock itch?
Thanks. Keep up the good work..."
01/21/2013: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Hi Ben im afraid you havent just got jock itch, you have basicly athletes foot of the crotch, a fungal infection made worse by sweating, I bet your scrotal sac feels leathery as well. The cure is the usual treatment for athletes foot in a tube of white cream from the chemist. Lamasil cream is the best to use, use sparingly and try to get three to four weeks out of the tube.
It will cure it up in a couple of weeks. When it clears up wash regularly down there, and when dry rub some coconut oil in the area and that will stop it reacuring. You might have it at the corner of the lips as well, put the cream on there as well."
01/21/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Ben.... For my own jock-itch problem, the most useful topically-applied substance I used seems to have been Magnesium Hydroxide in solution. So I just used Milk of Magnesia as my source of Magnesium Hydroxide and applied it all over the affected jock itch area and did this twice a day, morning and evening after having my shower. Basically I was simply attacking the jock-itch with high alkalinity -- MoM has a pH of about 12 which will kill any pathogen on the skin. If the skin dries out - just use some aloe vera oil to revive it every day as well. When I had jock itch it was bad and had moved down my thighs and was all round the back -- including on my bum. So, thinking logically, I immediately assumed that when I had candida -- some of the fungus might be moving out of my intestines into the external anal area of my bum and spreading the jock itch from there -- so I made a definite point of also disinfecting my anal region twice a day with MoM to kill any and all the fingus spreading from there -- just in case.
A mixture of HP and ACV as you have described will give para-acetic acid -- this will also kill most pathogens including fungus. Other substances which might help your condition -- 5 -10 drops of Orange Oil or Lavender Oil (mixed with a carrier oil like VCO) or just some Neem Oil or Castor Oil mixed with Virgin Coconut oil and applied directly to the skin."
02/24/2011: Pris from Nevada, Mo: "I have had a revelation re: candida and its root cause which is an over abundance of yeast in the body. Due to the poor economy and wanting to save money, I cut the amount of yeast I use when I make bread. I now make bread using 1/4 tsp. of yeast (Hodgson's Mill which holds 1 Tablespoon). That is 1/12th of a package. In other words, when one makes bread using a whole package of yeast, he is using 12 times the necessary amount; many recipes call for 2 packages of yeast for one loaf of bread calling for 3 -4 cups of flour, so a consumer eating bread is ingesting 24 times the amount needed to make a loaf of bread. I have no idea what the strength of the Rapid Rise or the so-called instant yeasts have. It is no wonder that people consuming commercially prepared breads with yeast as well as homemade breads have Candida! I activate the yeast by adding a little bit of sugar (1/4 tsp. ) in lukewarm water before adding to the other ingredients and only half of the flour, let rise, and then add the remainder of the flour---this is called the sponge method of making bread. If sugar activates yeast in the process of making bread, when a person has an over-abundance of yeast in the body, and then consumes sugar filled foods (also fructose corn syrup) that causes the yeast to become that much stronger in the body, just as it does in a bread dough.
I believe that Candida is the cause of all the ailments listed on this site. When I use the remedies listed on this site, acv, peroxide, tumeric, baking soda, acidolphilus, coconut oil, oil pulling, etc. , I feel so much better. These remedies keep the yeast to a minimum in the body. I can tell by the way I feel whether I have too much yeast, and when doing the spit or saliva test, that confirms my suspicions. I am 66 and use no prescription drugs nor pain relievers, and feel much better than I did in my 40's or 50's or early 60's, thanks to all the information listed on this site. I use vinegar, peroxide, borax, baking soda, to clean, bathe, shampoo, etc. , using no products with chemicals. I only weigh 100 pounds and can mow for an hour at one time with my little power push mower or until my mower runs out of gas. I feel much younger now than I did 20 or 25 years ago. Thank you to all of you on this site who have contributed information. God's blessings to all of you!"Replies
06/23/2011: Sheila from Dayton, Nv replies: "to Pris from Nevada: Could you give the measured amounts you use of the concoction that has helped you with Candida?"
02/22/2011: Bridget from Glendale , Ny: "I have fought candida for a year now my nails are peeling off, my toenails are horrible, I lost 37 pounds. I want to know what type of doctor will diagnotic candida. Is it stool samples, is it gastro doctors, I need to know what foods I am allergic too also. I have problems digesting vitamin b. this is a thing my mother had also. Please help me get on with my life and get answers. I am not sure what you say about the drinking of baking soda and water 2 times daily. Can I eat meat/or is it just raw vegetables. Please help me understand all of this. thanks"Replies
07/13/2012: Daisy from Dublin, Co Dublin replies: "I just wanted to say thank you to the site & everyone who has commented. This is the most informative thread I've ever found."
08/09/2012: Fiona from Tustin, Ca replies: "I think I got rid of almost all the candida now. I drank lots of colloidal silver 2 or 3 bottles per day for 3 months. It literally melts parasites and candida away. I lost 10 pounds. And I can finally think! As human. I realized that I was possessed. By the way now I make my own silver at home. So easy to make cost a cent maybe :) Just google how to make colloidal silver. And MSM is very good for killing bugs too. Vitamin C and lots of enema to avoid the die off reaction.. The worst nightmare... You guys know what I mean.. Good luck."
12/07/2010: Pebble from Spokane, Washington: "Candida : I just started 1/2 tsp baking soda in two tablespoons lemon juice. ( I have been sick for years). Makes me so thirsty. Is this protocol good enough? I dont have a lot of money after a year of h2o2 infusions, ect.. I need an easy regime with not a ton of product. I was concerned about the calcium comment. AM I not supposed to take calcium when I have candida? What vitamins am I not supposed to take and witch ones am I supposed to take? I need calcium citrate to build bones ect..
NOTE: To all the folks out there triple dosing themselves with antifungals be very careful. You may make the candida worse because they work just like antibiotics and kill the good yeast too. I hurt my body by overdoing this. (made candida in the long run worse because I was taking more antifungals then I was probiotics. I say be gentle with the use of gse, oregano oil ect and heavy on the probiotics. In our culture we have a tendency to want to kill , kill, kill the thing that is bothering us when sometimes a balance would be better. Find the highest dose of probiotics on the market."Replies
12/08/2010: Brooke from Montgomery, Tx, Usa replies: "When I have had candida in the past, the only thing that helped mine was that I soaked a tampon in Glyco-thymoline and then inserted it into my vagina. I left it for approx an hour and then took it out and then douched with a solution of baking soda. It worked for me and has not returned."