Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- ACV, Baking Soda, Magnesium, Vit E
- Adequate Chewing of Food
- Alkalizing Foods
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Baking Soda, Lemon Juice, Coconut Oil
- Baking Substitutions
- Boric Acid
- Brewer's Yeast
- 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
- Herbal Tinctures, Probiotics, Garlic
- 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
01/13/2012: Kime from Arlington, Wa, Usa: "Having read many of the posts on Candida remedies I have not seen one that mentions the fact that Candida is often associated with, or perhaps even causes, leaky gut syndrome and delayed food allergies. If a person has not been having success with treatment, it is a strong possibility that they may also need to find out what foods they are sensitive to(a delayed sensitivity that may not show symptoms for a day or even longer after the food is eaten). The most common food culprits are dairy, gluten (mostly wheat and flour products), eggs, nuts, and possibly other high protein foods such as beef. By eliminating all of these for 4 days a person may find they are feeling much better. Even if the candida is being dealt with, the symptoms from the allergies, which are many of the same symptoms as candida, will not go away unless the reactive foods are eliminated, too. After the leaky gut has time to heal these foods can usually be gradually returned to the diet.
There is a lot of information on food allergy and leaky gut online, so if you think this may apply to you I would encourage you to read up on it. ELISA testing is another way to diagnose food allergies but some labs are better than others. In some areas you can have a kit mailed to you to take a spot blood sample and mail it in for the testing. However, often the culprits are high protein foods so a 4 day elimination of all high protein foods, including gluten, will be helpful for many people. It usually only takes 4 days for symptoms to clear as long as all of the reactive foods are eliminated. The foods a person is having trouble with are usually foods they eat frequently. We discovered that our omega 3 supplement had egg yolk in it, so you have to check everything you put in your mouth!"
[YEA] 09/17/2013: Dancerdeb from Langley, Bc: "I suffered from severe systemic candida albicans for a long time. I visited several naturopaths & tried remedy after remedy. I followed the (VERY) strict diet, & lost almost 30 lbs in 1 1/2 months (which left me at 93 lbs! ) I have a large box of all the different stuff that I have tried that didn't work. I ended up getting a really bad cold & flu after about 7 months on the diet which worked unless I dared take a bite of anything I wasn't supposed to eat. Because I was so sick, I went off all the herbal suplements I was on & started taking garlic (1 clove cut up into little pieces & swallowed), 3 - 4 times per day to stop the terrible cough I had. After about a week, I was starting to feel a little better & was making a pizza for my family & couldn't resist taking a small bite of cheese & sauce (which should have produced itchy reaction within 5 minutes or less). NOTHING! I couldn't believe it! So I had a bite of the pizza including the crust (flour guaranteed a reaction! ) STILL NOTHING! NO REACTION! I ate the whole (small) pizza! NO REACTION!!! After that I went nuts! I ate everything, & if I felt any kind of reaction starting (usually just with very sugary foods), I just take a clove of garlic & within minutes I'm fine!
Update: I was really going overboard on the desserts & started having symptoms coming back, so I have to be reasonable with the sugar intake & I'm also taking a very good probiotic (70,000 billion) (I take 2) which works by far the best of the MANY that I tried) (140 billion) per day which definately helps, as I now eat almost everything!"Replies
09/18/2013: Meenu from Vancouver replies: "Hi I've been diagnosed by a naturopath at last to be suffering from candida n I'm now on her products quite expensive, u mentioned probiotics 70 billion. I'm using 30 billion, is it possible to know what product are u using n where n how u got it?also earlier whenever I would've raw garlic, the tips of my fingers would start burning, so I stopped taking it, could u pls give more details of your complete regimen of medication to cure candida. thanks n rgrds"
09/18/2013: Cindy from Wisc, USA replies: "To dancerdeb. I read your post on candida with great interest. Were you able to gain the weight back and did you have to deal with garlic breath from taking it that way? thanks"
Garlic and GSE
[YEA] Cindy from Milwaukee, WI: "Wow- what an info-packed webpage! I was beginning to get 2x yearly sinus infections, then read the MAYO Clinic report & made the candida connection. I have acne for years - was geting worse till I saw a site w. info on B5 for acne (clearskin.net, etc) - B5 heped my acne... but I always wondered about having candida (horreur). Most recently, I could not hear well for about 2 wks - started 600-900mg garlic 3x a dy & got sick form obvious "die-off" ugh. Still had bad hearing, so bought grapefruit seed extract - helped immediately. I dread going to see my ENT this week, I'm sure he won't know a damn thing about the Mayo/fungus news (how much are these guys paid???!!!) I've just placed anorder for CANDEX, have not rec'd it yet...I keep seeing THREELAC prodcut advertised on the web,was not sure about it.. THANKS for the wealth of Knowledge & Experience you share here.. GOOD LUCK!"
Garlic, Dandelion, Turmeric, Cayenne
[YEA] 08/08/2008: Kathy from Ozark, MO: "Hello, Because of this wonderful site, I used many of the remedies and my candida is in check. I swallow a half of teaspoon of minced garlic twice a day plus I take 3- 00 capsule of dandelion (which I harvested in fields and dried myself then I grinned them in a coffee grinneder and fill the 00 capsules). I also take 00 capsule of turmeric and cayenne pepper daily.
Thank you all for the wonderful imputs. :)"
08/08/2008: Angie from Sparta, MO replies: "Hello Kathy, I live close to Sparta. Could you tell me how you dry your dandelion and anything else I would need to know to do this. I also have lately thought about mincing garlic to use. Thanks, Angie"
08/09/2008: Kathy from Ozark, MO replies: "Hi Angie, I dry my dandelion with a convention oven. You can use an oven, just make sure they don't burn to a crip and they stay green. Make sure the dandelion has not been sprayed. I dry the whole plant with flower, seeds and root if I can get enough root when I pull. I am growing my own dandelions with some of the seeds I have harvested.
I hope this helps you, Angie.
Love and Blessings,
05/11/2013: Healthseeker from Niagara, Ontario, Canada: "Lufenuron: wondering if anyone has used this as a candida cleanse. Specifically there is a Candida product which I believe has lufenuron as it's main ingredient."
EC: More information about Lufenuron on Wiki here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufenuron
08/17/2013: Kasual from Henderson, Nevada replies: "I have started taking cellwall suppressor and it is based on preventing the chitin layer to be made by the candida so that it cant make this chitin armor that prevents the white blood cells to attach it. I finished the first week you can google it by name.
My doc told me to order some Monolaurin which is similar to lufenuron but he said is better than the lufenuron. It hasnt yet arrived so I have nothing to say except that it is supposed to get rid of the biofilm that the candida makes to protect itself.
I have been on Nystatin for 2 months with only a tiny improvement so the doctor said I am not responding to the Nystatin and need stronger supplements.
I have had the candidias for too many years and didnt know about it till 3 years ago and since then have tried many programs/ treatments only the Dr McCoombs treatment did some good but didnt get rid of it. You have to follow it carefully for a result which I did. I have to say it was a good program but I still have the candida just not as bad as before. Wish everyone well"
08/17/2013: Rchoppy from Indiana replies: "Not being one who likes to ingest chemicals, my first thought was as to whether or not you have done any research into grapefruit seed extract. It is all natural, and if used properly, is very helpful for any number of things. It can be taken orally or used topically. My wife has used it for yeast infections and cleared them up unbelievably fast. You should be able to find it at any health food store, and it is very potent. A small bottle will last for years, literally. You only use drops, orally or as a spray."
08/17/2013: Andy from Pacific Grove, Ca replies: "Please try virgin cold pressed Coconut Oil. It has Monolaurin in it to eliminate fungal, etc. problems. Very reasonable and is a curative for other health issues."
10/04/2013: Kedmonds from Seattle, Wa replies: "I had good success using Dr. McCombs candida diet. I found taking apple cider vinegar halfway through to be helpful. I also took virgin coconut oil all the way through. I found this study on lufenuron:
Am J Vet Res. 2005 Jun;66(6):1090-3.
Comparison of susceptibility of fungal isolates to lufenuron and nikkomycin Z alone or in combination with itraconazole.
Hector RF, Davidson AP, Johnson SM.
No evidence of inhibition, either by susceptibility testing or direct microscopic examination of treated cells, was obtained with lufenuron under experimental conditions. In contrast, nikkomycin Z, a known inhibitor of fungal chitin synthesis, had potent activity against C immitis when used singly. A synergistic interaction between nikkomycin Z and itraconazole was found against isolates of both species tested.
CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE:
On the basis of our in vitro data, lufenuron does not appear to possess antifungal properties."
03/20/2013: Steve from Bangkok, Thailand: "I am currently suffering from all the symptoms that matches a candida overgrowth, all starting from taking 2 week course of anti biotics after being sick. Symptoms started to get worse, and now I have foggy brain and confusion, eye floaters decreased concentration, abdominal pain and diarrhea. I am not sure how to confirm if it is a candida overgrowth, as doctors here do not believe of it. I am an 18 year old male, generally fit but these past 4 months has been miserable with my health getting worse. Please do let me know what I can do. It would be great if I could contact Mr. Ted."Replies
03/20/2013: Sweat Pea from Somewhere, Usa replies: "Steve, I posted the spit test for candida some time ago. Look under the ailments section for candida. There is so much useful info there."
03/21/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Steve... You can confirm whether you have candida by doing the Spit Test. Just Google "Candida Spit Test" to see how to do it.
The other way to confirm for sure whether you have candida is to take William Crook's Candida Questionnaire. This works off a points system and will help to confirm candida if you have it:
Here is Ted's remedy for candida: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/candida_questions.html#Question_4405
If you have problems getting Ted's supplements -- you should be able to get most of them from a shop selling chemicals called Vittyasom Ltd in Radjadamnearn Rd (near the winged monument) near the palace in Bangkok.
There is also another remedy for candida problems shown on EC -- lower down in this post stream: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/candida2.html#BILLS
You should also try and strictly follow the anti-candida diet that is recommended in the above link as well."
02/07/2013: Pete from Hampshire, Uk: "Hi, a very interesting website and I would like to make a comment. I am 65 and have spent thousands of pounds over the last 14 years on alternative nutritionists, Doctors, etc etc, but no one has yet cured my candida problem and there is loads and loads of other experts out on the various web pages and even on earth clinic who all more or less say the same thing: no sugar, alkalise, etc, etc, but has anyone looked at Dr L Wilson's web page and seen the connection between copper body toxicity and persistant candida that keeps coming back every year, in particular in our wet winters in the UK with lots of mold spores around the gardens etc? Well, I don't want to live in a hot dry climate like the Sahara Desert or spend the rest of my life not being able to eat a cake or some fruit now and then, so what's the answer, is Dr. Wilson correct?
02/08/2013: Bill from San Fernando, La Union replies: "Hi Pete... It is most unfortunate that you have spent so much money looking for a cure for your candida. I know that most doctors have both a bad record and a bad approach to both diagnosing and treating candida so I can understand your frustration. Even some healers don't understand candida and recommend the wrong protocols.
Some years ago I also had the systemic or fungal form of candida and cured it myself using remedies from this site. Since this time I have studied candida quite deeply. As you also mention, the problem with some candida treatments is that after your "cure" the candida keeps coming back. I am currently writing a book on candida and have been going over some old research. The beginning of my book does its very best to dispel some of the myths and bad thinking that still persists concerning the treatment of candida. Here are some of the myths and bad thinking concerning candida:
* "Candida is just a yeast." Well, yes and no. Candida is well known to be dimorphic -- it can exist in two different states as two different organisms with completely differing structural, locational and behavioural characteristics. The yeast is a saprophyte that feeds off dead organic matter so, consequently, this form resides mainly in intestines of the host. The fungal or mycelial form is a true parasite that feeds more directly off the host itself, with completely differing feeding habits where it also can live and grow in any internal region of the body -- including the blood, tissues and organs of the body. This research fact also gives rise to many of the other myths that I'm about to mention. This also makes candida a much more difficult organism to defeat.
* "If I can get rid of the candida in my intestines then I will be cured". Very wrong. If candida is dimorphic and if its fungal or disseminated form can exist and spread happily into other internal regions of the body besides the intestines -- then, even if you manage to get rid of the yeast form in the intestines for awhile -- the fungal form in other parts of your body (that you have not killed) will just re-infect and spread back into the intestines again. Hence you have made very little progress in curing your candida -- which keeps returning. This means that in any cure to get rid of candida -- you will, in effect, have to target both the yeast and fungal forms in your cure strategy. If you don't do this --the candida will keep returning.
*"No matter what I try topically to cure my localized uterine candida problem -- it always comes back again". I have read this so many times in health blogs!! This again is completely bad thinking and a bad cure strategy that completely forgets or ignores that candida is a dimorphic organism. So if topical remedies for uterine candida or fungal skin problems or fungal sinus problems or localized ENMT candida problems dont work, then isn't it reasonable to conclude that all the localized candida problems here are all caused by the disseminated or fungal form inside your body and that these localized expressions of candida are merely direct symptoms of the deeper, internal and body-wide candida infection? So the topical cure strategy will never work and so your localized candida problem will just keep coming back again and again -- therefore that's why you must first cure the internal systemic candida problem to stand any chance of curing your localized candida problem.
* Candida manufactures and hides in biofilms and is able to hide from the body's immune system defences in this manner. What's more candida is well known to have wide and myriad associations with other diseases like IBS, Crohns Disease, Colitis, Lyme disease, Morgellons -- on and on ad infinitum. In several pieces of research, autopsies of cancer sufferers were examined to see what the percentage candida infections were in those who had died from cancer. They found that 80% of all those cadavers examined had candida. This was also later verified by other independent research. Similar results were apparent with people who had fibromyalgia -- 80% of the people examined had candida. The reasons for all these myriad association would seem to be that candida is so good at lowering the immune systems defences -- so that other bacteria are normally always involved in the candida problem as well. Also, candida's biofilms are well know to be used by foreign bacteria to help give them cover against the body's immune system. This, again, makes candida, with all its apparent pathogen associations, extremely hard to defeat.
* Use of Antibiotics. See The Antibiotic Syndrome.
* Bad Diet. Like it or not, when people ask the inevitable question on why or how they got candida in the first place -- the answer, as the greatest reason, has to be because of the poor food and diet that person has eaten for the last few decades. What other explanation is there ?
I have also read many blogs where doctors refuse to even accept that candida is the problem. Many lay-people also seem to treat candida problems as no more difficult to cure than the common cold or flu. Their non-effective strategies constantly reflect this -- so just adopting a simplistic cure strategy of taking two pills in the morning and a couple of pills in the evening will certainly not cure your systemic fungal candida problem. You will have to try harder than that. Here is a very good site that will open your eyes and shock or surprise many people concerning candida and other fungi's widespread ability to attack every region of the human body:
Lastly, having helped many people with their own candida problems, I have also discovered that the greatest possible enemies to any candida cure are: lack of understanding, inconvenience and pure indulgence."
02/09/2013: Heather from Leicester replies: "Hi. Thanks for posting this. The website links are interesting - I can't comment on candida but I thought the copper links to heavy menstruation and the way we all use BSM as a cure which perhaps corrects mineral balance??"
02/10/2013: Robyn from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Do you have copper toxicity? hair analysis will help. Often linked to adrenal fatigue. I would gladly give up ever eating another piece of fruit again in my life to feel better & would never touch cake."
02/06/2013: M from Sioux Falls, Sd : "This is the 1st site that I have found with information. I got tested for allergies about 4 years ago. I was told that I was allergic to Candidia Albicans. I have yet to find a doctor what to do for that. I very rarely gt sick 1 or 2 times a year but any time I take antibiotics or get run down I get thrush from the candidia. The doctors have give me Diflucan but 3 months later the candidia overgrowth is back. I would appreciate any tips or ideas of what I can do. I have tried limiting my sugar, eating healthy and other things that I have read. Thanks."
12/30/2012: Franky from Beirut, Lebanon: "An insight summary of candida:
If you have White tongue from a probable Candida Yeast, and you found out or read on this post that an antigungal worked for a person-X and it didnt work for another person-Y, this means that person x had a mild beginners outbreak of candida or may be watching their diet; and Person-y has had Candida for a long time and getting rid of it is very possible but not easy. Because with Candid yeast Advanced, it is more important to not eat the wrong food than eating the right suuplements.
This means that while on a candida special diet the first week and you eat one wrong food eg sugar, or a candy bar, or white rice or bread, you enpower/fuel the candida and you have to start all over again. You need 2 to 3 weeks on average to get rid of it and you still have to watch for diet for a few months afterwards and slowly introduce whole grain products that are not GMO and organic. And hey you have a natural symptom checker that turns white. Please take this condition seriously because once it manifests it becomes like a cancer to get rid off. Then you might have to go on a full month of special diet or more dpending how long youve had your candida.
NO matter what supplement or treatment you are taking, if you are eating the wrong food, you cannot get rid of the candida. Its similar to Hpylori in agressiveness and resiliance for it also wreaks havoc in the immune system affecting digestion, hormones, blood, respiratory, liver, Nerves and much more.
What you cannot eat is anything with wheat or mosy grains, meaning no bread, no rice , NO GLUTEN FOOD OR ANYTHING CONTAINING SUGAR including sweet fruits, no dairy what so ever as lactose intollerance follows gluten intollerance in most people. No nuts, ony hulled walnuts, and almonds soaked in h202. NO supermarket, junk food, or fast food. Alcohol slows healing. The negative thing about coffee, is that if you are used to drinking coffee everday, then it wont do you much good to continue as it messes with your natural hormone cycles. Like natural cortisol production.
Potatoes should only be eaten in this way every other day:(the kanj recipe) peel the potatoes thick after washing them properly with h202, or clay or Apple Cider Vinegar etc. And when are you peeling them, peel it thick. That is to say, the peels should have and half a centimeter of potatoe flesh attached to it. Discard the core of the potatoe or make puree or give it away. It is the thick peels of this potatoe that you can eat. Marinate them with garlic and/or: turmeric basil thyme rosemary, spice coconut oil or cold pressed sessame oil. And put in oven until done but not to over cooked. This is high in potassium, do this every other day and this way you can eat 3 potatoe peels with lunch instead of one filling potatoe.
You can eat any Organic meat/beef, fish, chicken, sea food, turkey, or any edible anima for that matter, just as long as you cook it right, no bad oils, no frying, no bad sauce. Vegetable soup, salads everyday. Flax seeds, sun flower seeds, any vegetable. Esp pumpkin, zuchini, onion, garlic, dark greens sprouts, But no beans, except mung bean sprouts and not much of it)For fruits: you can eat green apples, pineapple, avocados, (mango and papaya, the greener the better) limes, figs, dates 2 a day. Carrot juice is vgood. Veg juice is best. Soda b and borax and h2o2 and clove oil and coconut oil and colloidal silver are all very effective when taken 5 or 6 or even 7 times a day. (3 times in the morning every hours , and 3 times in the evening every hour for 3 hrs for example) remember no sugar or gluten or wheat. Do this for 1 to 2 weeks and you will be done with candida. But take probiotics along the way. 10 billion minimum. open a capsule in cup of water one hour before food.
A word of caution: Many people that have had candida for a long time have a lowered immune system and are succeptible to other bacteria or fungi. Bacteria such as Hpylori should be checked for with an IGG blood test. And if you have hpylori or would like a more complete list of food or very effective supplements to take then check out my previous post on Hpylori posted by Frank from lebanon. It is estimated that 50 - 65 % of the general population have hpylori. NO wonder everyone is sick. Hpylori hijacks your immune system.
Other mycotoxins should be taken care of if you take about half a spoon of borax a day added to a 1. 5 litres of water, and you can add 1 spoon of 3% h2o2 to this mixture for better results.
Needless to say that making sure you get enough vitamin d is essential. 10, 000 IU a day minimum when treating. Magnesium chloride and zinc and so is: COQ10 SLENEIUM AND LOTS OF VITAMIN E AND ESPECIALLY VITAMIN C FOOD WILL HELP YOU DETOX LIKE PARSLEY. SPINACH TWICE A WEEK IS VGOOD AND EVEN BETTER IS RAW GOAT LIVER OR SHEEP LIVER OE EVEN CHICKEN LIVER IF NO BEEF AVILABLE. LIVER EVEN SLIGHTLY COOKED IS A SUPER FOOD AND WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH MANY b VITAMINS NECESSARY TO PROMOTE GOOD BENEFICIAL BACTERIA. YOU ALSO HAVE TO EAT FOOD RICH IN VITAMIN k, AS VITAMIN K HELPS YOUR BODY BUILD GOOD FLORA. BROCCOLI LETTUCE KALE ARE HIGH IN VIT K. Also drink lots of water and never over eat. Chew properly.
Remmebr to alkalize and always flush toxins out of body, by doing weekly colon cleanses and drink lots of water, take fiber or granulated lechitin. Slippery elm is also vgood to repair damage done by the candida. So it castor oil by only take one small spoon a day for 4 days. And rest 3 weeks if you want to do it again.
for the liver: milk thistle, dandelion, lemon & olive oil taken first thing in the morning , if your not taking sodium bicarbonate.
Note: take borax for a week, then rest for a week.
Sorry my random thinking is a bit unorganized but most of the info you need is here.
Ted and Bill have good alkalizing and antifungal remedies that you can also benefit from.
questions are welcome. you can email me at mido2k(at) hotmail.com to notify me if you posted a question for me on earthclinic and I will answer as soon as possible. Best regards, Franky"
09/30/2012: Sue M. from Worden, Il, USA: "Hi Everyone..... I was reading some articles on MindBodyGreen and did some "clicking" and that lead me to this kinda lengthly article on candida. It was soooo informative and thought I'd post the link for those who are interested in reading. http://drlwilson.com/articles/candida.htm"Replies
09/30/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Sue M. , Thanks for posting this article. I read it with interest. Still, I do believe fermented foods are important to our inner ecosystem. They help to continually replenish the good bacterias in our gut which are essential for our health. And the variety of good bacteria in a healthy gut are staggering. They can actually create miracles in our body. Here is a brief article which conveys this:
In this article, it is just the tip of the iceberg of all the work good bacteria do in our body! Thanks again for your article. Here's to our good health, Lisa"
09/30/2012: Robyn from Melbourne, Australia replies: "this is a good article. I have according to the lab the highest copper levels in Australia. They suggested I must have been born with it for it to be so high. But I also have no adrenal function so not using the copper. Was low in zinc. And have the alkaline tissues and blood they suggest. My grandmother and auntie certainly had sugar addictions growing to enormous sizes. My mother & I are quite slim. However, I was drinking red wine to dull the pain, so bad I had to do something. When I was diagnosed with candida along with ross river virus nobody told me what it could actually do to you. Big catch 22 & nothing seems to make a difference."
06/09/2012: Tank from Dallas: "Granted simple explanations are at odds with complexity of biochemistry! That said, I was little overwelmed by the amount of nuanced information on your site. With the exception of the Candida my partner is young, having no other problems (i. e. High blood pressure) and relatively robust. If I have this right he should be taking lemon and baking soda (alkalizing for the blood and body) on an empty stomach between meals and later ACV (Acidic for the stomach) prior, during and immediately after meals? Or can he do all three (lemon, baking soda and ACV) on an empty stomach several times a day? Tank"
03/30/2012: Elisa from Ishoej, Denmark: "Hi everyone, This week I had suddenly developed big dark melasma spots beside my nose under my eyes and very patchy looking skin all over the rest of my face. I have been so sad and cried heaps. I have never had melasma before and I had not been in the sun at all (because I live in Europe and the summer is not here yet). So I looked all over at forums and decided to try a cosmelan mask yesterday. However seeing that I today didn't have any tightness or redness in the face (I don't think it worked) I decided to continue looking if I could find some other wonder cure. And I just have to say that I'm so thankful that I found this forum. After reading the blog I am soooo happy.
First of all you made me so optimistic that there was a cure with the Apple cider vinegar and then almost at the end of the first page of great ideas and stories from you guys I realised like some of you that I have candida (which explains why Apple Cider Vinegar works so well because helps kill the fungus). I stopped using the tea tree oil two weeks ago because I was afraid that it was to harsh on my skin but after today's research I have found that this was the worst thing I could have done because that keeps Candida at bay as well. So I can only recommend that you guys try tea tree oil and see if it works on you because that might imply that you also have hyperpigmentation/melasma from candida. I have found medical journals saying tea tree works better than acv. I hope now that I will be able to get it under control and that the melasma/hyperpigmentation will go away with it. I will keep you informed and please ask if there is anything I can do at all for you guys seeing that you have done so much for me."
02/22/2012: Eldean from Woodinville, Washington: "Thank You 4 A Great WebSite & with Trying 2 Assist Those of Us Affected by such A Debilitating IllnessI have been dealing with Candida 4 Almost 40 Yrs & of Course It Took much Diligence & Frustration with Many so called MD's & Narurpaths' 2 put The Pieces together The Expense & Poor Quality of Life
I have been using Terbinafine what is The Generic 4 Lamicil that I used 2 Take until Denied Terbinafine does not get Rid of The Candida but Keeps pretty much @ Bay All Horrible Symptoms However per having changed Insurance Companies I Am again without that Prescription & Fighting the Drs 4 It Again I have been on Terbinafine/Lamicil4 about 12 Yrs
The only other Thing that gives Relief Is Hydrogen Peroxide but I Am 4 Some Reason Deathly Afraid 2 Use It on A Regular Basis believe Me I have tried & failed 2 get Relief from AnyThing Else that I Know is Available & from All the Research In the last @ least 40 Yrs 4 Me TheTerbinafine/Lamicil has Been A Life Saver
Warm Regards Eldean
Again Thank You 4 All Your' Hard work & Diligence I would B glad 2 Address Any of Your Questions or Concerns"
01/10/2012: Lisa from London, Uk: "Hi Ted, I lost a lot of hair when I turned 29 and maybe a year later I began to get rosacea symptoms, strong flushing and now broken thread veins. I was wondering whether it could be candida in my system that's causing both of these. I remember during the period when I began to lose hair my head would suddenly itch particularly during the night. I am also prone to thrush particularly in humid weather. Could it be hormonal?
I'm just not sure where to start...?
01/06/2012: Marie from Charleston, Sc: "I am breastfeeding my 5 week old baby, and we seem to have a yeast problem. White tongue & gums, Dry skin on forehead, diaper rash, and smelly skin around neck folds. I am giving baby baking soda baths everyday, which tends to keep the rash at bay and even the dry skin. I have been swabbing inside of baby's mouth with baking soda/water solution & using ACV/water solution for skin folds. However, the thrush is not going away in the mouth. I have noticed that my tongue is white and I have a touch of a vaginal yeast infection. I have only had a few in my life & eat organic foods & NEVER take meds. So, I wanted to clarify if it would be safe for me to take the lime/lemon & baking soda combo to help me get rid of the candida, so that I can quit passing it on to my baby? Thank you for your time!"Replies
01/07/2012: Jr from Coloma, Mi replies: "Marie, when I was nursing my baby many years ago, I got a cracked nipple. The baby had thrush in his mouth and the Dr. said to quit nursing him because we would just pass the yeast back and forth. Then an older woman told me to use apple cider vinegar diluted in the baby's mouth and also to wipe my breast with it. It did the trick. In just a few days the baby's mouth was clear and the thrush went away. Give it a try.. good luck."
01/08/2012: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Marie, the lime/lemon & baking soda combo is mainly an acid reducer, so it seems safer to use it than not especially if your body is acidic, but to be safe use ph test strips to achieve a slightly alkaline state. As for the yeast infection, do consider oral Coconut Oil or Caprylic Acid along with any number of herbs like Grapefruit Seed, Olive Leaf, Neem, Pau de Arco to kill the bad fungus.
Hope this helps and good luck and report results, changes."
01/08/2012: Lisa from Pleasant Prairie, Wi replies: "To Marie.... I had a minor case of thrush/yeast while nursing both my children and used gentian violet to cure it. My pediatrician told me to paint in on my nipple before nursing so my baby would get some in her mouth too. Although it is quite messy and stained both of us temporarily, it worked. I was able to get it over the counter at my local pharmacy."