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How to Cure Candida: The Candida Diet Protocol

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Posted by Teresa (Sydney, Nsw, Australia) on 01/29/2013

Hi Bill, I am a 38 year old female and weigh 54 kgs. I now truly believe all my troubles with severe depression among other things have been caused by systemic candida. Problem is now I want another child but don't want to pass this onto my baby as I believe I have already passed candida onto my only child who is now 3. I need to seriously tackle this horrible illness. The protocol is quite overwhelming to me as I have terrible concentration and severe brain fog but I want to give it my best shot. I know I need to follow a strict candida diet as well. I have purchased the following supplements and have a few questions:

  • ACV for alkalizing - how many times a day?
  • VCO
  • Borax
  • Lugols Iodine
  • Sodium Thiosulfate (purchased from a pool shop) as rice sized crystals-how many rice sized grains do I take?
  • Methylene blue (purchased from a fish supply shop but not sure if I should take it whilst on anti-depressants due to contraindications with ssri's)
  • Celtic Sea Salt to make mineral water
  • Magnesium Citrate
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin B3
  • Pau De Arco/Cayenne Pepper/Myhrr herbal tincture
  • Biotin - is this still recommended in the protocol?
  • Molybdenum
  • HCL betaine
  • Vitamin C as sodium ascorbate - how do I make this or can you buy it in this form?
  • Milk Thistle
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Selenium

I also have the following supplements which I picked up before I found your Protocol - are they useful? :

  • L-Glutamine - when would one introduce this to help with leaky gut?
  • Apolactoferrin - is this a useful anti candida supplement?
  • Psyllium and bentonite for a bowel cleansing shake - is this ok for people with leaky gut?
  • s. boulardii probiotic - when would one introduce probiotics in the anti candida protocol?

Are all your suggested dosages ok for my weight(54kgs)? Also can you suggest how some of these supplements can be combined? Can you suggest a timeline of a daily plan to take these supplements?

Sorry for all the questions. I cannot discuss this diet/protocol with any of my family/doctors as they dont believe any of it. Despite the severe neurological symptoms with this illness other symptoms have included constant urgent need to urinate, acne, white spots on skin(Vitiligo), vaginal thrush, creeping or tingling feeling on face and insomnia. Also do you have any suggestions to curb cravings especially chocolate and also for carbohydrates in the afternoon would be much appreciated.

Regards Teresa

Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Philippines
1181 Posts
Hi Teresa... Your protocol against candida looks fairly good to me. To answer all your questions:

ACV for alkalizing -- Take this remedy at least twice a day outside mealtimes. This remedy alkalizes the cells.

Sodium Bicarbonate with water -- You forgot this one which is equally as important as the ACV alkalizing remedy. To fully alkalize the whole body you need to take both of these alkalizing remedies every day. SB and water alkalizes the blood, destroys candida biofilms, also kills candida, improves digestion, increases energy, removes heavy metals and does a myriad other beneficial things for your body. Take the sodium bicarbonate remedy three times amday 1/2 hour to 1 hour after all meals. This will not hurt you and will actually aid duodenal digestion which should be alkaline anyway. This will also not hurt stomach digestion because stomach digestion stops after about 1/2 after you have finished your meal.

Lugols Iodine -- The prime broadband pathogen killer in the protocol. Start with small doses and increase slowly to the advised dosage. I have also explained fully, in a recent post, why lugols iodine can cause severe reactions in people who eat western processed food diets. The problem is not really the iodine -- but is caused by the poisonous processed food diet.

Sodium Thiosulphate -- One flake -- the size of a grain of rice -- in a glass of water per day.

Methylene Blue -- You really don't need to take this remedy if you don't want to. Your protocol already contains Iodine, borax, pau d'arco, molybdenum and alkalizing remedies. All these are wide spectrum pathogen killers, detoxers as well as health promoters that are also very efficient at killing off the candida.

Pau D'Arco -- Go easy with the Pau D'Arco -- In my own experience, using too much initially can cause severe Herx or die-off reactions reactions in the intestines.

Vitamin B -- Take the higher dose of B3 or niacin(at least(500mgs to 1000 mgs three times a day). If the flush effect is too uncomfortable -- then just use the niacinamide form instead. And if you take B50 complex as well -- then there should be no need to take the biotin. Vitamin B is essential because the B3 tends to alleviate depression and you sleep better. Supplementing higher dose B3 also has been found, through research, to raise the capabilities of the immune system by a factor of 2000. The B vitamins in general also help to improve digestion and have other action against the candida.

Molybdenum -- Absolutely essential in the remedy for greatly reducing the candida poisons -- aldehydes and alcohols -- in the body caused by the candida and caused by the Herx die-off. These poisons are what cause the lethargy, lack of energy, brain fog, unclear thinking and even depression in candida sufferers. Molybdenum is critical to form the aldehyde dehdrogenase enzyme in the human body -- this is the main enzyme that removes the dangerous aldehydes from the body. Molybdenum also kills fungus

HCL Betaine -- Must be taken together with protease enzymes -- such as pancreatin, bromelain sand papain, in order to encourage proper stomach acid levels for proper digestion and prevention further intestinal infections via pathogens incoming from the mouth with the food and water. HCL Betaine and protease enzymes should be taken with food -- and also works in conjunction with the sodium bicarbonate remedy to both promote proper digestion and to help kill off the candida as well.

Vitamin C -- Buy the powdered form of Ascorbic acid. Mix a quarter of teaspoon(1000mgs) of AA with water in a glass. Sprinkle in Sodium Bicarbonate until the fizzing and the reaction stops. You now have the much more alkaline and beneficial ascorbate form of Vitamin C to supplement. Powder forms are much purer than pill or tablet forms.

Milk Thistle, ALA and Selenium -- Essential for production of glutathione and glutathione peroxidase enzyme. Not only do these nutrients help to protect your liver -- they also help to recover and revive low thyroid conditions as well.

L-Glutamine - when would one introduce this to help with leaky gut?

It would certainly help both to stop leaky gut as well as stop the sugar cravings when taken with glycerin as well. And avoid all forms of artificial sweeteners like the plague. Aloe vera oil is another good one for gut repair.

Apolactoferrin - is this a useful anti candida supplement?

Avoid this one. It's supposed to starve availability of iron for candida -- iron tends to accelerate transformation of candida into the much more virulent fungal form -- but it also starves your blood of the much needed iron.

Psyllium and bentonite for a bowel cleansing shake - is this ok for people with leaky gut?

If the bentonite with psylliium causes you problems -- then just take the bentonite on its own. Bentonite does not work by mechanical action, as does psyllium, but works electrically, attracting positively charged substances -- including heavy metals and pathogens -- and binding to them allowing direct and quick removal via excretion from the intestines. In this way the intestines are gently but effectively cleansed by bentonite.

s. boulardii probiotic - when would one introduce probiotics in the anti candida protocol?

It's pointless taking beneficial bacteria at the start of the protocol, because you will undoubtedly experience both detox reactions from heavy metals and the die-off or Herx reaction from the initial and heavy pathogen kill -- this may necssarily cause other symptoms such as diarrhea to occur in the initial healing crisis. So its pointless taking beneficial bacteria at the start of your own protocol. Wait for about a month after you have started your protocol and then you can introduce the boulardi to the regimen and it will have a much more beneficial effect.

Regarding all your other strange symtpoms -- disregard these for now. You will be amazed at how many other diseases that have been with you for years and years just disappear completely after you cure your candida. For now -- just focus on getting rid of the candida.

And I agree with you whole heartedly about some unfortunate experiences that certain candida sufferers have with doctors in their surgery.

So perhaps, if EC will allow this, I should illustrate this with a story which embeds many of the experiences of ordinary people with their doctors.

I again take my queue (with some small fictional licence) as exampled from what I have again read on many blogs -- where certain unfortunate people, who are indeed suffering from candida, still seem to regard candida as no more dangerous than the common cold. Some of these sufferers even seem to think like some doctors --

-- "Just take two pills in the morning, two pills in the evening and you can mail me the $200. You'll be cured and clear of your candida in no time.... NEXT!! " The doctor cries.

Ching-ching rings out loudly from the doctor's cash register.

I often wonder about these poor suffering souls and how their own views and opinions on candida might well have changed somewhat in say ten years time when the sufferer still has candida and decides, in some desperation, to go back --

-- "Hey doc, these pills aren't working. In fact my candida is much worse now!! "

"What??... Why that's impossible!! " The doc suddenly and gruffly rummages through a mountain of pill boxes on top of his beloved, crusty copy of The Merck Medical Manual on his desk.

"Here.." says the doctor, tossing a full box of pills over to his patient ". Try these...... Anti-depressants!! ... Better than chewing gum!! ... It's the new medical way -- we don't cure the disease now, we just accomodate or treat the symptoms!! "

The sufferer opens the box and looks at the pills curiously. Each pill is unusually stamped with a triple 6.

"Anti-depressants?" queries the confused patient. "Why do I need anti-depressants?"

"Our medical tests show that there is nothing at all wrong with you. No candida. You're as healthy as a horse, son... So you're either a compulsive liar or you have a psychosomatic mental condition. The Merck Medical Manual is NEVER wrong!!! " The doctor confidently booms.

"But..." --

-- "But I'll give you the benefit of the doubt anyway. That's because I'm such a caring, compassionate doctor"

"Wait a minute..."

"Those pills will help your mental condition no end."

''But doc -- I haven't got a mental condition and I'm not a liar... I have candida."

"Are you sure you haven't got CFS or ME or Fibromyalgia?" The doctor tentatively asks.

"No I haven't"

"Whew...Close call!! "

"Listen doc..".

"..NEXT...!! "


Replied by Teresa
Sydney, Nsw, Australia
Thank you so much Bill! You have been so helpful. I will keep you updated on my progress! Kind Regards Teresa
Replied by Teresa
Sydney, Nsw, Australia
Hi Bill. Have a question about drinking water in regards to the Protocol. I cant afford to buy spring/mineral water however a friend has lent me a water filter. It claims to create alkaline water with pH value of 7.4 - 8.2 and also makes tap water Ionised, Magnetised and De-oxidised. Its other claim is that it re-mineralises tap water using an alkaline mineral cartridge. So my question is - is it ok to drink alkaline filtered tap water and also do all of Ted's Alkalizing remedies (ie: upon rising lemon/lime with Sodium Bicarbonate, then 3 x Sodium Bicarbonate with water (1/2 hour - 1 hour after each meal) and lastly before bed ACV with Sodium Bicarbonate)? Kind Regards Teresa
Replied by Feeling Hungry In Hemet
Henet, California
I have recently self diagnosed myself with Candida, reading EC and other websites. I have started on a protocal that is simple, because I get confused easily. I take avc/baking soda in am, lime/BS in pm. I use grapefruit seed extract in my water. I have VCO in my salad dressings. I also take milk thisle 2x/day. I have been using a lot of herbs when preparing meals, Cayenne pepper, oregano leaves, turmeric, garlic, cilantro. I will be getting more supplements, when I can.

Please let me know what is most important to add to this protocal.

Also, if anyone has snacks that is on this diet, let me know. I am use to eating 2 meals and 2 snacks per day. Right now, I feel like I am hungry most of the tme :( Help, Please :)

Replied by Anon
Then the reason I get sick when I eat too much sugar is because of why? Diabetes? I get like flu or cold, sore throat, achy all over.

Posted by Maria (Frankfurt, Germany) on 12/07/2012

Hi Bill, I am breastfeeding my five months old daughter and I am hypothyroid and taking L thyroxin for thyroid. I want to treat my hypothyroid with lugols Iodine before my pregnancy but my doctor advised me to have a healthy pregnancy I must have to continue taking my thyroid med and now she says my milk production goes down without thyroid med. I want to know that can I take high dose of LI during breastfeeding? Should I follow Iodine Protocol after breastfeeding? I know my daughter is low in Iodine. Is it safe to give iodine an infant? If yes then what will be an infant's dose? Thanks in advance.

Replied by Ed2010
Oakville, Canada
hi maria, If you want to start your Iodine intake, then start with the minimal dosage of 1 drop of 5% Lugol's Solution. This will provide approx 6.25 mg of Iodine. Not more than this as you are breast feeding. I can't conclusively say the effects of taking more Iodine at your present situation.

You don't have to give your baby any Iodine solutions because if by all means you see your baby healthy then don't try anyting. Before taking Iodine, test yourself for allergic reaction to Iodine, which is very unlikely.

There is a natural way to supplement Iodine, without Lugol's Solution.

KELP-you can buy kelp leaves in japanese market and use it any recipe you want. A soup may be. Even kelp flakes (just crushed kelp) are available in Japanese markets. Kelp will provide you the necessary iodine as long as you breast feed. Then you can start Lugol's solution if required. Who knows, Just kelp can cure your hypothyroid.

Good Health, thanks

Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Philippines
1181 Posts
Hi Maria... The current RDA dosage for iodine is 150 mcg (containing approx 0.0138 mgs iodine) and the current iodine dose recommended by the RDA for pregnant women is only 220 mcgs. Dr Guy Abraham from the Iodine Utiization Project recomends a daily dosage based on the diet of the Japanese:

"The literature search revealed that 60 million mainland Japanese consume a daily average of 13.8 mg of elemental iodine and they are one of the healthiest nations, based on overall wellbeing and cancer statistics (4). Japanese women do not stop consuming iodine-rich foods during pregnancy, and Japanese fetuses are exposed to maternal peripheral levels of iodide at concentrations of 10-5M to 10-6M (1-4). Either the Japanese are mutants, capable of surviving on toxic levels of iodine or we have been grossly deceived, and the human body needs at least 100 times the RDA, which was established very recently in 1980 and confirmed in 1989!! (7). " -- Source Research:

Gabriel Cousins MD recomends the following iodine dosages for pregnant women and children:

"In 1911, 900 milligrams (900,000 micrograms! [nearly 1 gram of iodine]) daily were considered usual and safe doses. In 1950 the Japanese had 100 times more iodine in their diet than Americans. In 2001 they had 202 times more iodine than Americans and were using up to 13.8 milligrams daily as opposed to the average U. S. Intake of 425 micrograms daily. Unfortunately there has been no real study, ever, about what is the optimal safe dosage of iodine. But, again, no one has ever died from iodine overdose or allergic reactions. It is safe to suggest that at least the guidelines given by Drs. Abraham and Brownstein for the use of 12-50 milligrams of iodine daily, for overall iodine sufficiency and wellbeing, and up to 100 milligrams/day for diabetics is reasonable. My prudent suggestion is that as we follow these ideas, it is important to move forward carefully as we treat this pandemic level of 72% iodine deficiency in the world and a shocking 96% deficiency in Americans, affecting the minds of billions of people. I strongly recommend that people reevaluate the amounts of iodine people consume. I recommend that children under 6 years of age take half the adult dose[which is 12.5 mgs iodine], children 0-2 years take ผ the adult dose, pregnant women take 47% more than the adult dose (current FDA ratio), and lactating women take 93% more than the adult dose (current FDA ratio), as iodine is very important for brain development, from a holistic perspective. In the larger humanitarian context the risk to benefit ratio of these recommended doses is extremely safe for healing the planetary population and ourselves. " -- Source: The Universal and Holistic Super Mineral

From the above, it would therefore seem to be safe to take between 12.5 mgs -- 20 mgs iodide/iodine per day in the form of lugol's iodine or Iodoral during pregnancy. After the birth of your child, it also would be advisable to take between 12.5 mgs and 50 mgs of iodide/iodine per day for the benefit of the child when breast feeding and also for your own candida problems.

Concerning your own hypothyroid problems -- I would seriously consider coming off L-thyroxin and moving onto natural bio-identical thyroid hormones. For more information on this you should read David Brownsteins book: Overcoming Thyroid Disorders. L-Thyroxin is just synthetic T4 and that's all. T4 is the inactive form of the thyroid hormone (T3 is the active form) that is used to control the TSH hormone. If you use bio-identical or natural thyroid hormone made from bovine and porcine sources -- these contain Free T3, Free T4 as well as other essential minerals and components of the thyroid gland so it is much more effective at healing and improving thyroid operation than L-thyroxin. Up until the 1970s, natural bio-identical thyroid was always used for thyroid disorders, and quite successfully, with few side-effects. You should ask your doctor about this.

Replied by Elodie
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Hi Bill, I've read alot of articles which keep emphasizing the importance of alkalising the gut. People have written that candida primarily thrives in an acid environment. Fungi, although more acidiophilic (acid loving) than bacteria, are very well adapted at responding well to alkaline and or neutral pH. Although I hold holistic beliefs when it comes to addressing and treating illness, im wary that there is also a lot of misinformation out there. As a scientist with a mycology background, we know that:

In the human body, pH can vary widely, from highly acidic (pH ~2) in the stomach to mildly acidic (skin and vagina), to neutral (bloodstream and parts of the gut), and even alkaline (some parts of the gut). Candida albicans, thrives in most of these sites and is highly tolerant to a wide range of environmental pH conditions, from pHs of <2 to pHs of >10.

Yeasts, and Candida albicans is no exception, can actively neutralize the pH of its environment (i. e the human body) from either acidic or alkaline pHs! Under acidic conditions, candida has demonstrated that it can raise the pH of its surrounding environment from 4 to >7 in less than 12 hours.

Your thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated!

Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Philippines
1181 Posts
Hi Elodie... I would completely agree with you about the variance of pH throughout the body which is a natural phenomenon and a biological necessity. But, staying with digestion and the intestinel area, there is a general problem that is strongly related to bacterial and fungal issues (where homeostasis may consistently fail to cope or be able to rebalance and recover the body's pH to healthier levels) in this area called dysbiosis whose complex relationship to candida and other pathogens is fully described here: Candida, Fungal Type Dysbiosis

The causes of dybiosis are:

1. Acid food western diet and eating habits. Approximately 90% of our processed food diet today is acidifying. This creates an acid body where anaerobic pathogens tend to take hold and spread. This is where alkalizing is a great help to the body's homeostatic pH mechanism.

2. Fungal and Bacterial Gut infections caused by lack of nutrients in the diet. These pathogenic intestinal invasions may enter and establish themselves either through a lack of protective HCL in the stomach causing externnal pathogen entry via the mouth or these pathogens can also rise up from the intestines through a lack of bicarbonates in the pancreatic juices which fail to neutralize the stomach acid/chyme necessary for the pancreatic enzymes to work and do their job properly during main stage digestion in the duodenum. Both of these situations therefore tend to create acid upper intestines which tends to weaken and disrupt the healthy microbiota of the intestines as well as to promote pathogen invasion. So here is another solid reason, completely seperate from just alkalizing, why you should supplement with BS -- to restore bicarbonates to the pancreas for proper main stage digestion in the duodenum.

4. Ingesting and accumulating high levels of heavy metals, halides and many other poisons from ingesting chemically processed food, water and medical drugs. Sodium Bicarbonate is a considerable help in neutralizing and removing poisons from the body. Heavy metals as well as calcium and heme iron are also known to promote the formations of candida and other biofilms in the gut which is a huge protection for the candida and other pathogens that reside in them. Sodium Bicarbonate helps to remove these dangerous poisons as well as helping to disrupt and remove these pathogenic biofilms from the upper intestinal mucosa(which should normally be at a pH of about 8. 5) by its emulsifying or surfactant action.

Just some other benefits with reasons for using Sodium Bicarbonate for the body.

Replied by Frank From Lebanon
Yes indeed, sodium bicarbonate is truly and Godsend. But it is always worth mentioning especialy for heavy SB users that: When one should not forget to include high potassium food such as avocado and potatoe peels (peel the potatoe thick, eat the skin with some potatoe beneath half a cm, and ignore the centre core, as most vitamins and potassium are at the top)

Also one should make sure to include lots of vitamin c, esp citric acid fruits like lemon. To balance out the sodium bicarbonate nutrient demanding effects in the long run. As SB does drain you of potassium and vitamin c if used daily.

Best Regards

Posted by Bill Donate
(San Fernando, Philippines) on 12/05/2012 | 1181 Posts

I've recently updated the Anti-Candida protocols -- I've incorporated Ted's more recent remedies against fungal/yeast problems and also tried to arrange the protocols in a clearer and more understandable format.

Anti-Candida Protocol
Remedies that Directly Attack Candida(Mandatory)
I must stress here -- to avoid any confusion -- that not all of the attack remedies below need to be used. These are just options for you. Furthermore, if recommendations are needed for clarity's sake -- I have also personally found that using Ted's Alkalizing Remedies, Lugol's Iodine and Borax in combination to be very useful at curing candida problems. But if these nutrients are hard to get -- just use another combination from below of your own choice.

* Take Ted's Lime/Lemon baking soda water alkalizing remedy at least 2 times a day as recommended. I used mainly the ACV, lemon or lime as well as just the sodium bicarb with water alkalizing remedies which also act to kill candida. These alkalizing remedies create the worst possible environment for the candida while simultaneously creating a healthy body terrain. Also take the Baking Soda with water remedy on it's own throughout the day and one hour before bed - this will help you get a good nights sleep. If you have problems with this remedy, 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 for the alkalizing remedies:

* Supplementing with at least 50 mgs to 100 mgs of 5% Lugols Iodine per day – 8 to 16 drops a day(or as much as you can stand without problems) in split doses taken four times a day(not at mealtimes) in a glass of water. Iodine will also help to balance your hormones because it supports the thyroid and is also able to remove dangerous halogens like fluorine and bromine from your body. Lugol's Iodine also chelates heavy metals like aluminium, cadmium, lead and mercury from your body and this is very beneficial. LI also kills 90% -- 95% of all known pathogens – including candida. You can also use Kelp as the iodine source – but this does not really give sufficiently high amounts of iodine/iodide needed to kill the candida in my opinion.

* Drink 1/4 teaspoon of Tetrasodium Borate or Borax(1/8 tspn for women) in a litre of water throughout the day. Take this protocol for 5 days on then rest for 2 days. So, 5 days on, 2 days off with the Borax. Borax is the ultimate anti-fungal, also good for bones and helps to balance the hormones as well as chelates and removes fluoride from the body. Borax affects your male hormones or androgens in a viagra-like manner, which is why you must rest for 2 days -- to avoid gland over-stimulation.

* Sodium Molybdate or Molybdenum. Take at least 900 mcg Molybdenum a day. Sodium Molybdate kills candida and also removes the debilitating candida alcohol and aldehyde poisons from the body via the aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme pathway(needs molybdenum) in the body -- this will help to remove symptoms like nausea, flu-like symptoms, aches and pains, brain fog and lethargy problems. Ted recommends supplementing between 10 mg and 25 mgs sodium molybdate a day taken for only two weeks to quickly kill off the candida -- but I've found Sodium Molybdate or Molybdenum difficult to purchase in amounts greater than 900 mcgs(the highest allowed RDA dosage).

* Hydrogen peroxide (food grade) I just use a capful of 3% HP in one litre of water a day when I need it. HP kills bacteria, viruses and fungi and it also helps greatly to clear and unblock the lymph glands. 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. Do not use Lugol's Iodine together with Hydrogen Peroxide in the protocol – they tend to neutralize and cancel each other out – so just use one or the other in your protocol. See this link:

Caveat: Although Hydrogen Peroxide is highly useful -- it does have its downside. Some people get nausea, migraine headaches etc when they supplement HP. HP also inactivates or neutralizes and depletes antioxidants in the body because of its pro-oxidant effects. I always prefer to use lugol's iodine against candida because it isn't as complicated to use as HP. But if lugol's iodine cannot be found or used -- use HP as recommended and increase anti-oxidant intake at the same time.

* Methylene Blue(MB). You can buy this at any aquatics or fish supply store. It is 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: 4 - 6 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, 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 marvellous mitochondrial super anti-oxidant for your brain -- gives you lots of energy.

* Pau D'Arco(Tabebuia impetiganosa). This is a very effective herb against candida with a solid and useful reputation as an effective anti-fungal. This is best taken as a tea or capsule(1000 mgs twice a day). See this link:

Body Detox(Mandatory)
* 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 your body will have an accumulation of heavy metals. To get rid of these problems 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 to get rid of heavy metals, arsenic, cyanide and chlorine. ST will get rid of heavy metals over time. Use 6-10 drops of 10% ST solution in a full glass of water daily. Heavy metals create an ideal acidic environment for candida as well as for nanobacteria. See link:

* Chlorella – Also for detoxing heavy metals and for mineral support.

* Using Lugol's Iodine in the protocols is also the best way to detox fluoride and bromide from the body and will also help to remove heavy metals like aluminium, lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic from the body.

Additional Support with Vitamin and Mineral Supplements(Optional)

* Vitamin C - Taken in the more alkaline form of Sodium Ascorbate -- at least 1000 mgs three times a day. Vit C is an anti-oxidant and also chelates heavy metals from the body as well.

* Magnesium -- Taken as Mag Chloride, Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate. Dosage: 250 mgs twice a day. Magnesium Oil(40% water 60% magnesium chloride) cab also be used transdermally. Magnesium is involved in over 300 major enzyme and coenzyme body processes and also gets rid of any staph or strep bacteria quite well. Magnesium Chloride is the best form of magnesium to take in my opinion. See this link:

* Take at least 2 tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil(VCO) per day with meals to help constipation and intestinal issues. VCO contains mainly medium chain saturated acids, very protective for the intestines, liver and blood. Contains lauric acid, caproic 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. I don't use vegetable oils anymore, I cook only with VCO now.

* Zinc gluconate or zinc acetate – Helps to support the immune system. 25mgs – 50mgs taken for one week, then take this dose once a week thereafter.

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

* Selenium – 200 mcg twice a day at mealtimes. Selenium helps remove mercury and supports the liver and thyroid. There is no need to take this dose if you are also already tking the recommended liver support(which includes selenium).

* Vitamin B3 – as niacin or niacinamide. Dosage: 500 mgs twice a day. Be aware of the "niacin flush" effect if you take the niacin form. Niacin is anti-candida and supports the liver, digestion and is relaxing for the body.

* Take B50 Complex three times a week – this is beneficial for digestion and will also help fight candida. It also acts synergistically when higher dose B3 is also supplemented.

Liver and Kidney Support(Optional)
* Take herb supplements like Chanca Piedra, Milk Thistle or Dandylion because the candida die-off will create a big strain on both your immune system and the liver/kidneys which will have to clear the dead candida debris and toxins from your blood. Think of this as taking out the candida trash. This die-off will give you flu-like or liverish symptoms and perhaps some diarrhea. You will probably feel much worse before you feel better. Accept this and work your way through it as this should disappear once your body gains control again. If you have actual liver damage then taking Milk Thistle(1000 mgs twice a day at lunch and dinner) in combination with Alpha Lipoic Acid(300 mgs twice a day at lunch and dinner) and Selenium(200 micrograms twice a day at lunch and dinner) will help to support the liver and kidneys. See this research here –

Candida Protocol Guidelines
At the barest minimum, candida sufferers should essentially use the following strategies in their protocols:

* Use at least two or three of the remedies that directly attack and kill the candida if you can. Alkalizing, Lugol's Iodine and borax in combination are my own unquestioned favourites for killing off candida because this combo has worked so well for me in the past.

* Always use the alkalizing remedies.

* Use protocols that remove and detox all heavy metals, halogens (fluoride, bromide, chorine) and other chemical poisons from the body. Poisons drag down the body's immune system, they acidify the body and create the perfect environment for candida.

* It is also strongly advised that all the vitamin and mineral support nutrients be taken in their proper orthomolecular dosages as stated above. These nutrients help to address other metabolic issues that may also contribute to and exacerbate candida problems. I also tend, whenever possible, to buy the pure powder forms of vitamins and minerals because these forms are pure and contain no fillers, additives or caking agents.

* Liver and kidney anti-oxidant support is also advised in cases where there is a heavy or severe die-off or detox effect, which tends to stress the liver and kidneys thus causing nausea and flu-like symptoms.

* Stop taking antibiotics!! Antibiotics will kill all the beneficial bacteria in the gut and helps to create acid intestines and dysbiosis via a condition called the Antibiotic Syndrome. This is highly beneficial to the spread of candida.

* The Anti-Candida Diet is a no-brainer when you ask yourself, "How did I get candida in the first place?"

Understanding Detox or Die-off Reactions(The Jarisch-Herxheimer Effect)
It has been my own experience that people will always get an initial die-off reaction when moving onto an anti-candida protocol such as this one. A die-off or a detox reaction is due to either large amounts of candida debris or mycotoxins and/or heavy metals or halogens being released into the blood which will cause particular stress on the immune system, liver and kidneys. So liver/kidney and immune support may well be necessary to help reduce or alleviate the die-off/detox symptoms(which is included in the protocol). A reduction in anti-candida dosages may also be required for a while to make the die-off or detox bearable for the user during the healing crisis as well. When people are infected with systemic candida and attempt a cure – they should always expect an initial period of time during which they may feel considerably worse due to these die-off and detox reactions. This die-off reaction is actually a good sign and proves that the protocol is working against the candida. This die-off or Herx reaction will vary from person to person and its duration will completely depend on the extent of the candida infection and will also depend on the current health state of each individual at the time. This detox or Herx reaction is completely normal and is medically recognized and will last until the candida debris and poisons are reduced and removed from the body and will also depend on when the immune system once more is able to dominate and control the body's health again.

Essential Anti-Candida Diet(Mandatory)
1. NO SUGAR. No means NONE -- no ifs or buts!! Candida, viruses, bacteria and all pathogens all feed off sugar, which promotes their rapid growth and spread. When too much sugar is eaten constantly everyday, this habit also works to greatly lower the immune system's capability to fight disease. Cancers grow in the presence of fructose found it fruits and to survive they need glucose.

2. Greatly reduced Carbohydrate intake. The Western diet is effectively an energy dense but nutrient deficient diet in terms of minerals and vitamins. Therefore for sugar-loving diseases like cancer and candida, carbohydrates are banned because they so easily convert to sugar in the body. If you can, eat carbohydrates that have a low glycaemic index, which are digested and absorbed slowly in the body and which do not cause high sugar spikes in the body which tends to brings down the immune system and feed the invading pathogens as well. Also beware that Glycemic Index doesn't measure the type of sugar so is not a perfect measure or guide to go by.

2. No junk food allowed. Contains way too much refined salt, MSG, vegetable oils and other additives. All bad.

3. No vegetable oils in the diet. Vegetable oil oxidizes fairly quickly on the shelf from sunlight and very rapidly at high heat because they are polyunsaturated (weak chemical bonds) fats. Most RBD vegetable oils nowadays are also now made from an unnatural chemical process. As far back as 1962, Dr Denham Harman, a Nobel Prize winner who discovered the anti-oxidant nature of vitamins, proved and concluded in his famous experiments feeding mice vegetable oils with their food, that chemically processed vegetable oils or polyunsaturated oils significantly contribute to causing cancer. So, better to use a saturated fat like virgin coconut oil(VCO) or even grass-fed lard for cooking -- saturated fats are more stable oils that do not oxidize easily and are also good for you. Many vegetarian websites quote The Okinawan Diet as their reason for just vegetables being good for you -- which is inaccurate. If you read the book, The Okinawan Diet -- which carefully defines this diet through their research -- the Okinawans generally used pork offal and pork fat in all their healthy cooking -- and, in their pre-WW2 diet they never used whole grain bread, olive oil, soy milk, apples, and yogurt as many articles suggest. When I had systemic candida and started taking coconut oil, my bad constipation and bloating issues disappeared in about two weeks and my bowels became regular again. VCO is very healthy for your body and intestines. I only ever cook with VCO now and VCO has actually helped me to lose weight. Since the 1960s, baby-foods have been using only coconut oil in their cooked products and those in hospital with intestinal trauma are usually always fed with food cooked in coconut oil now. VCO helps to protect the intestines and the body and is also anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. The reason for avoiding vegetable oils is because most contain hydrogenated fats or trans fatty acids and these should instead be replaced and supplemented in the form of Omega 3 fish oil or hemp oil which is not chemically processed or heated.

4. No soda pop. Apart from containing sugar, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) fructose and aspartame, sweet soda drinks also contain carbonic and phosphoric acids as well as halogens like fluorides in their mix -- all of which only works to greatly acidify your body. HFCS also contains mercury and also contains poisonous chemicals like glutaraldehyde -- which is normally used as a poisonous industrial cleaner.

5. No Sweeteners allowed -- no aspartame, sucralose or saccharine. These are excitotoxins (aspartame) which helps to destroy your CNS. In our bodies, aspartame metabolizes to formaldehyde and methanol which is also a poison. In the old days people used stills to make their own illicit distilled alcoholic beverages and if they were not careful in their process methanol would form. It is also well known that wood alcohol or methanol is poisonous and that as little as 10 ml would be enough to cause permanent blindness in humans. Aspartame is also acidifying. Sucralose is chlorinated hydrocarbons and, in tests, it causes shrunken thymus, enlarged kidneys, abortion, low fetal weights, as these areas are all sensitive to chlorine compounds in hydrocarbon forms. Saccharine, even a moderate dose, can increase significant incidence of tumors in people with cancer.

6. Eat chicken, fish and meat in small amounts. Proteins -- meats -- eaten in excessive quantities are acidifying and, as we get older, our body has difficulty digesting them. It should preferably be partially cooked to ease the breaking down of proteins.

7. No baking products like bread, cakes, pastries, etc. In the 70s the FDA, in their wisdom, allowed the use of bromide and bromates in bread-making instead of iodine. Bromine weakens the immune system and encourages acid body. Wheat also contains alloxan, a poison which can help to destroy the pancreas and cause diabetes over time. Wheat also contains gluten.

8. In your diet, include using a handful of raw, chopped coriander leaf or cilantro in a salad three times a week and drink green tea 2-3 times a day. Maintaining this regimen for a month will remove most heavy metals successfully from your body.

9. No canned products in the diet. Bisphenol A -- or BPA -- is contained in all plastic linings of canned products and is very bad for you. It acts as a psuedo-estrogen -- a female hormone -- and upsets hormone balance, therefore weakening the immune system.

10. No Calcium which means no dairy products -- no milk, no cheese, no yoghurt etc. Avoid all calcium fortified foods. Excess calcium encourages acidity throughout the body and particularly in the tissue cells where it tends to cause myalgia pain. In 1970 the recommended calcium to magnesium ratio was 4:1. Then it became 2:1 in the 1990s. I'm guessing that, probably in another 10 years, these same RDA experts will recommend a calcium to magnesium ratio of 1:1. Ted recommends taking no Calcium supplementation in your diet because western foods are all over-fortified with calcium now. Calcium causes acidity inside the cells when taken in excess and when magnesium is lacking in the diet. Magnesium regulates Calcium in the body.

11. No Fruits. In general most fruits contain citric acid and sugar -- especially the citrus fruits. In a healthy body that can cope with the acid and sugars from fruits it is fine to eat fruits in moderation. But if you are ill with an acid-loving and sugar-loving disease like candida or cancer then any acid or sugar food like fruits will actually promote spread because eating fruits uses up your alkaline body bicarbonates during digestion. This further weakens the immune system, increases blood acidity and helps diseases like cancer to dominate the body. You can eat fruit extracts that don't contain fructose, such as red wine extract, grape seed extract, etc.

12. No Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) allowed for the same reasons as aspartame. The antidote to MSG is taurine amino acid which is mainly found in fish. See this link on MSG.

13. Avoid GMO foods. The most common GMO food is actually wheat. But there is also soy GMO. All soy products which are made from a chemical process -- including soy sauce, tofu etc. Are not allowed. But any soy products made from a natural and organic fermentation process are allowed. If you buy soya products like soya milk, make sure it is organic and contains soya flour. But if it contains soya protein then it has been made from a chemical process and also might be GMO (especially in the US).

14. Avoid distilled water and tap-water. Distilled water is "dead water" -- it completely lacks any important body minerals that natural spring-water contains. If you drink distilled water, this will actually act to pull important minerals out of your body during digestion. Tap-water nowadays -- due to water shortages -- is now re-cycled and chemically processed from sewage (especially in cities) and stored in reservoirs that are fed with water tables polluted with agricultural fertilizers and pesticides, so goodness knows what evil goodies tap-water contains. Enough said I think. Drink fresh mineral or spring water or create your own mineral water instead. You should always drink 1 -- 2 glasses of water at mealtimes. This helps digestion and will improve your urine conductivity reading, provided your body minerals are in balance.

15. Use Sea Salt rather than refined table salt for all your cooking and eating needs. Sea salt contains many beneficial natural minerals, is alkaline, and also aids nutrient absorption and acts like a protective anti-biotic in the body which helps to protect the intestines and liver. Sea salt is also far more alkaline than refined table salt which is normally acid.

16. Try and avoid all (chemically) processed food if you can. Try and eat foods that are made from natural processes without excess heating or use of chemicals. Read food labels carefully before you buy.

17. Whenever you eat your meals, it is always best to eat bigger meals at breakfast and lunch. Your evening dinner should be eaten early at about 5:00 pm because shortly after this time, your body goes into another mode. This mode slows down digestion, making it inefficient, which actually impairs digestion, such that large amounts of food can end up sitting and stagnating in your intestines for anything up to twelve12 hours. This encourages and results in acidity, pathogen growth and poisons being absorbed into the body from the intestines. So, better as a habit, to eat a much smaller quantity of food at dinner in the evening to ensure healthy and complete digestion of food before sleep.

Replied by Val
Sarnia, Ontario
I am 56 years old. I have had candida outbreaks for many years. In the last 3 years they have escalated to the point where I'm finding it hard to function. I've taken probiotics, antifungals and followed the candida diet but have gotten worse. This year I had several serious life stresses including the recent death of my mother.

I now have IBS, thrush, chronic fatigue and insomnia. A friend told me about the turpentine protocol. So I downloaded Bill Thompson's book Candida: Killing So Sweetly and am ready to start all the protocols. I'm very hopeful that this could be the answer for me.

My question is about the diet. You mention what we shouldn't eat but there isn't much about what to eat. Because of my IBS there are very few vegetables I can tolerate (no cabbage, garlic, onions, broccoli, etc.) and I can't eat potatoes, carrots, squash, etc. because of the high carbs so I am basically eating virgin coconut oil, butter, meat, poultry, eggs, pureed green beans, spinach & zucchini, dry cottage cheese (very low lactose) and yogurt I make myself by fermenting for 24 hours to get rid of the lactose. I'm not eating any grains at all.

You say not to eat dairy and only small amounts of meat & poultry. I know I'm eating too much meat but I don't know how to get enough calories otherwise. Should I be eating some grains? I can't tolerate gluten. Do you think that my digestives issues will improve quickly on your program?

I'm losing weight at the rate of about 2 pounds per week and can't afford to lose much more. Is there a sample diet that you or others following your protocols follow? I'd really appreciate some help.

Replied by Mike 62
Denver, Colorado
Val: Please let me explain concisely and accurately. The banana girl eats a raw organic banana. Enzymes, humic acids, xeronines, sulfur, and trace minerals not in cooked conventionally grown food increase the respiratory quotient. This is a fancy term for the cells functioning at peak performance. Sugar stimulates the production of insulin. Both end up in the blood plasma. Proteins unfold revealing receptors. Insulin attaches to the receptors and sugar is burned as fuel only when fat is less than 10% by calorie. Dieting is not an option because low levels of atp reduce zeta potential and increase the disease state. Cellular biologists can explain this technically. 80/10/10ers give testimonials and share recipes. The cells are not being nourished properly, and this is required, because you have heard that candida eats sugar. Candida does not eat sugar when the cells are nourished properly. All you have to do is just ignore all the diseases and nourish the cells properly. The ibs is going to require some special care. If you want to try this reply back and I'll be glad to send the details. You can study Dr. Doug Graham candida natural news, Andrew Kim Blogs why cells go bad, insulin revisited, carbon dioxide, raw food health the candida cleanse, and watch raw food for candida videos fpr more info. Thank you.
Replied by Taram7
Cincinnati, Oh
Candida Diet will not and cannot help Candida... because leaky gut must be healed and is almost ALWAYS present with Candida overgrowth. Your body has to have fruit... a juice fast for 30-90 days is the best method. I have struggled with these insufficient diet theories and Candida for over 5 years... I am finally healing by killing the Candida Cell wall (chitin layer) Juice fasting and good probiotics. If leaky gut is not healed with Candida, the symptoms will just transfer somewhere else into another part of your body. Foods heavy to digest and cutting out fruits is bad for your healing and health, as your cells NEED FRUIT to be strong and heal and fight it and without curing leaky gut, the candida keeps migrating into other parts of the body. Candida just goes 'dormant' with the Candida diet and does not 'die' because of the hard to destroy cell wall, your immune system cannot kill Candida on its own without a Chitin Layer destroyer.
Replied by Timh Donate

Ky, Usa
Val: Since Candida is an opportunistic fungus, it seems very likely you have other disease states also. Have you tried detox methods like gallbladder cleanse, colon cleanse, parasite cleanse?

Here are some effective remedies for parasites and pathogens which can be used alongside the diet:


Colloidal Silver


Liposomal Vit-C

Liposomal Borax


How is the quality of your indoor air? Upgrading your air quality will improve immune function. Magnet therapy directly over the thymus gland as well as "tapping" will improve immunity. Supplementing Raw Thymus Glandular will boost immunity.

Replied by Timh Donate

Ky, Usa
Val: Update on my original reply. I forgot to mention the possible need for heavy metal detox as Candida can thrive in a heavy metal contaminated body.

Also, I have suffered what I believe to be more than one species of fungus infection for aprox 15 yrs w/ symptoms of infection in the spine and until only recently definitely affecting my brain & eyes resulting in vertigo and mental decline, vision problems etc. I began zapping the upper and lower spine w/ major die off symptoms for aprox 5 days. I also did several daily ozone ear insulflations which I did note positive results. Now, aprox 2 wks later I am still improving.

Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Philippines
1181 Posts
Hi Timh...Fungal infections in the backbone and in the synovial fluids can cause considerable problems as regards adequate delivery of curative nutrients because of the blood/bone or blood/brain barrier.

I've recently found out that artemisinin(ART) seems to be very useful against fungus, viruses, various bacteria and mycoplasma. Furthermore, artemisinin is easily able to penetrate the blood/brain barrier -- so it should perhaps be effective in the backbone area as well. Some research here and here.

The way ART works is that it contains a peroxide bridge on its molecule. Similar to Vitamin C, ART can also look like sugar to candida. When the ART gets inside a candida cell then ART reacts with the iron in the candida cell(candida loves ferritin or iron) to produce reactive oxygen species or free radicals(same as MMS and H2O2) only this happens inside the candida cell, not outside. Consequently the candida cells -- not the host cells -- are destroyed. This ART pro-oxidant method of kill is also similar against other pathogens. Also, candida biofilms contain alot of iron, so ART may well be effective at rapidly destroying candida biofilms. I've also read where ART is being successfully used against malaria and cancer(in Vietnam and China). Other posts show that people are using ART against particularly nasty diseases like Morgellons and Lyme Disease -- which can also involve candida.

I've also read where an 81 year old man in California with skin melanomas cured this problems using DMSO and ART. One ART pill in DMSO. His wife also had melanomas and was also cured by this method. See this link. So I was just thinking that using DMSO witand remove h ART on your backbone might be a more focused protocol to help kill the fungus/pathogens inside the backbone area. DMSO, as a carrier, is easily able to transport nutrients through the skin, blood/brain and blood/bone barriers of the body. DMSO with Iodine might also work. Unfortunately, turpentine is insoluble in DMSO, so you cannot use it with DMSO, more's the pity.

Replied by Timh Donate

Ky, Usa
Thanks for the info Bill. I use Art in combination w/ walnut hulls and clove both orally and let. and also includes oregano & grapefruitseed. Despite extensive trnt my condition is still quite severe although I have shown moderate improvement in the last month.

It appears that my heavy metal load has finally decreased and my liver function is better than several yrs past, so I am hopeful yet.

I am more in belief that the autoimmunity problem which stems directly from the lung fibrosis is the single major detriment to any kind of substantial recovery.

I get noticeable improvement fallowing Glucosamine (as it relates to promoting mucus secretions in the lung of which appears I am deficient), Hawthorn also helps (proly something to do w/ antioxidant protection reducing inflammation). Beginning trials w/ Valerian & Calms Forte' seem promising. LDN seems very promising as well as Cannabis (unfortunately I don't live in Colorado). Nebulized Resveratrol appears to have some potential.

Posted by Carolyn (Milford, Ct) on 07/11/2012

I am trying to email Bill from San Fernando about his candida summary protocol. More precisely;

Is it possible to combine several of the candida-cleanse ingredients into a one liter bottle of water with the borax? I would like to combine the borax, baking soda (Ted recommends 1/2 tsp to prevent kidney pain while taking the borax), h2o2, methylene blue, vitamin c (as sodium ascorbate, of course) and a couple of drops of Lugol's iodine.

I know that combining the Lugol's and vitamin c at the same time will make it turn clear and into iodide. Does this matter for the overall curative effect when done over an extended period of time?

Also, I am curious how long he waits between taking the lemon/lime baking soda (Or Ted's carbicarb remedy) and then sipping at the borax? Is there a need to wait a while before or after the bs/lemon before sipping the borax again?

Any help would be appreciated!

Warmest Regards, Carolyn

Replied by Prospero
Angeles City, Pampanga
Bill, if you happend to see this message please drop me an email at prosperity71(at)

I need to ask where did you get the BORAX, I'm also from Pampanga, Philippines. I have really a severe candida that crippled my life for almost 3 years now. Thank you

Posted by Susan (New York) on 04/07/2012

Bill from San Fernando, Can you clarify how to take 5% Lugols Iodine? I thought onlly distilled water should be used with 5% Lugols Iodine? Is spring water ok too?

Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Philippines
1181 Posts
Hi Susan... 5% Lugol's Iodine means that 5 gms of elemental Iodine is completely dissolved in a solution that comprises a mixture of 10 gms of potassium iodide and 85 gms distilled water. This mixture would make approx 100 mgs of a 5% lugol's iodine soluton.

Elemental iodine is not soluble in water alone but is completely soluble in an aqueous solution of potassium iodide.

The 5% Lugol's represents the lugol's strength -- such that one drop from a dropper of this form is equivalent to 6.25 mgs of iodide/iodine whereas a 2% lugol's iodine solution would deliver less -- just 2. 50 mgs of iodide/iodine per drop.

Lugol's Iodine is generally always made with distilled water.

Replied by Lon
Stanhope, Nj
This is terrific and much needed guidelines. Thank you Bill. I read all of your posts carfully as you summarize and break down to the essentials. One question; what about the flouride in the green tea. Isn't that a problem?
Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Philippines
1181 Posts
Hi Lon... There might indeed be fluorine in the green tea. However, since you will also be detoxifying halogens as well as heavy metals with this protocol anyway, I don't think this is a worry because borax and lugol's iodine, which are also both used in this protocol, will act to strongly remove or inhibit absorption of fluorine into the body respectively. So the effect of possible fluorine in Green Tea is therefore cancelled or nullified when you follow this anti-candida protocol.
Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Philippines
1181 Posts
I must perhaps add several other points concerning this anti-candida protocol:

* Generally whenever people request my help with getting rid of their candida problems by email, I initially send them the protocol above and some initial advice. Then I wait for a response. There should always be a response because systemic candida can effect people in many ways with differing symptoms and so there will always be questions. There must be questions. But after I send them the protocol, I never hear from about 70% of them again. Obviously they are perhaps a little surprised or horrified at the protocol.

* Many people treat candida as perhaps just a trivial problem. Candida not only causes acid body and drags down the thyroid and immune system -- but the environment candida creates inside the body sends an open invitation and pass to other pathogenic bacteria and viruses for a free lunch in your body as well. This is why particularly systemic candida is so hard to defeat -- because you may well have other associated bacteria and viruses in your body as well as the candida -- which can also give rise to a huge variety of symptoms. Therefore, just as an example, if you have colitis, GERD, IBS, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Crohn's Disease etc, then there will be a very high probability that you also have candida as well. When Dr Orian Truss started to use Lugol's Iodine in earnest, he found that larger dose LI could cure not only candida but schizophrenia and severe depression as well. Candida is also a fungus, which is a highly adaptable pathogen which can both hide and overcome drugs by mating with your cells. Of the people that email me for help, only about 25%-30% of them actually do the anti-candida protocol. I am always in touch with these sufferers by email because symptoms always change, other problems arise and there are always questions to be answered and so support must be given.

* Many people with hypothyroidism (another close companion to candida), as another example, when they take just one or two drops of Lugol's Iodine have heart palpitations, arrythmias or skin breakouts, eruptions and rashes similar to acne or other problems such as depression, lethargy etc. This is caused by bromine detox by the iodine causing excess poisonous bromine to accumulate in the blood. And so if you also have a weakened excretory system already (very likely with longterm candida) -- and an overstressed or insufficient liver or kidney -- then your body will not be able to clear the bromine sufficiently quickly and you will get other symptoms arising and manifesting such as racing heart, skin problems, depression etc. This is why oral iodine should never really be taken alone -- but always, at a minimum, involves taking companion nutrients that help strengthen the liver and kidney, while also taking nutrients that heal metabolic malabsorption issues (bromine also inhibits iodine uptake in the intestines and cells). The answer, therefore, to this bromine detox problem is to take the Sea Salt Loading Protocol given here to help eliminate the bromine more quickly from the body. It has also been my experience that when I've helped people from Africa or the Philippines with candida -- these people took 30 drops of iodine from the start with very few bromine detox problems. And yet, it seems that candida and hypothyroid suffers from the Western World -- America and Europe -- have much harsher side-effects from even taking just one drop of lugol's iodine. Why is this? This is because the people I treated in these more primitive countries ate better, less processed foods and better diets that contained no bromine. In the Philippines bromine is not used in their bread by law. In America particularly -- bromine is used in their bread and in their brominated, highly processed vegetable oils. So I am not the least bit surprised that people in America or Europe now have such a hard time taking just one drop of lugol's iodine. This is one of the reasons why proper diet is also important in the anti-candida protocol.

* I am also surprised at the way people think about how to cure their problems. Alot of people seem to think in the same way as doctors do now, which is:

One disease --> One Germ --> One Cure (just attack the pathogen and do nothing else)

OR - in the case of autoimmune and degenerative disease treatments eg hepatitis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism:

Antibody attacks organ --> Attack and destroy anti-body with huge collateral body and immune system damage and hope for the best. Meanwhile, let's just treat the symptoms instead.

Attack!! Attack!! Attack!!

Make sense?

Where's the healing?

Where's the actual cure?

I define an actual cure as taking a remedy or a protocol for a while until you determine that you no longer have that medical problem and then you can stop taking that remedy forever. Unfortunately, in the case of degenerative or auto-immune diseases, the larger pharmaceutical companies seem to prefer just treating the symptoms of these diseases with a battery of drugs (glorified anti-inflammatories and pain-killers with huge and dangerous side-effects) for the rest of your life, simply because this seems to be a much more profitable fit to their Business Model.

Replied by Lon Di
Stanhope, Nj
Thank you, Bill, this is very helpful information because I've been quite confused about green tea.
Replied by Heather
San Diego, Ca
Yes. This works.

I have been following various forms of Ted's advice, combined with other research I found on the Net (after years of piecing together what did and didn't work for me from trial and error). Essentially, what I came up with is exactly what Bill has written, which I just now discovered on Earth Clinic.

I used this for chronic fatigue syndrome, which I suspected was related to candida.

This is very good advice. It took 6 months for me, and I still have health issues but the main ones (fatigue, brain fog, depression, anxiety) are cured.

Also, I haven't given up dairy. I did for two months, didn't notice any difference in my health and since I missed it so much, added it back. Also not taking the MB from the aquarium store, but may add that in. (May eventually give up dairy too but for now I eat only organic, minimally processed dairy when I can afford it.)

THANKS so much for writing this excellent report! I'll refer to it often!

Replied by Wydo
Ventura, Ca, United States
Hi Bill from San Fernando, Philippines, You have a wonderful protocol here and it has helped me out greatly. I, however, struggle. I have discovered the reason that the protocol doesn't work that well for me as it has for others. I discovered I have a couple of places on my descending colon that just clamp up tight and do not allow the digested food to pass through. These strictures make the whole digestive system back up and cause the Candida to flourish. I discovered the problem while trying to get things to move by doing an enema. I just couldn't get much water to go in. At first I thought the strictures were a prolapsed colon but they can be made to pop open. I took an enema, one time, after sex and all 2 quarts of water went in before I knew it and that's how I learned that those strictures will pop open. At this time I really need some help on resolving this problem because I have needed to do an enema every day for the last 3 weeks. I do feel better when I take the borax in water but terrible when I am not taking it.

I use 3 capsules of laxative, magnesium chloride and VCO to try to keep things moving. When it comes out it comes out as diarrhea and that is the only way it will come out. I also do your protocol but I don't do all of it at once because it is just too hard for me to do all of it while working. If you have any ideas on how to relax these strictures please post them for me. Thank you.

Replied by Cindy
Wisconsin, Usa
Question for Bill from Phillipines. Could one do nasal irrigation for candida? What would you use in the water for most effect and how often? I have a bad smell in my nose in the morning and a drippy nose as well during the day. Also feel a lump in throat like something you can't get swallowed down. Thanks in advance.
Replied by Josey
Vancouver, Canada
Hi Bill, I was hoping you could help me as I have a lot of questions before I do this program. First, for some background info, I am a 20 year old female with Mitral Valve Prolapse (second level out of 4, but I have symptoms synonymous with level 3 - premature ventricular contractions, fast/irregular beats, which give me a lot of anxiety). I believe I have a systemic candida infection; I have chronic yeast and sinus infections (which I believe to be fungal because I had a fungal ball discharge through my eustachian tubes into my mouth once - disgusting! ), among many other symptoms - chronic fatigue, low immunity, constant sickness & infections, more recently skin rashes/reactions, anxiety, hives/allergies/food sensitivities, indigestion/constipation, loss of balance, athlete's foot (which I struggled with as well as warts as a child but eventually grew out of), etc. I've traveled a lot throughout my life and I've caught various viruses overseas in Asia and it leads me to think I might have parasites as well but who knows.. Of course there's nothing wrong with me according to doctor's, they can only diagnose my yeast infections when they are at their worst, but not when they are mild... But I know they are still there.

I have a question about your suggested use of borax... In the past few months I have successfully used boric acid powder which I put into empty gel caps and inserted vaginally overnight to cure yeast infections - temporarily of course, it usually works after inserting 3 nights in a row and then comes back within a week or so, doing it once a week usually helps to keep the infections at bay... I'm sure I'm just killing the active infection in my vagina but since it's inside my body it will just keep resurfacing there until I kill it all.. Anyways I'm wondering what the difference between borax and boric acid powder is and whether they are interchangeable or if one is better than the other for ingesting and/or inserting vaginally for candida. And now that I think about it, I have another question - with Hydrogen Peroxide therapy (the one where you increase the drops daily up to 25 drops 3x/day and then reduce back down again), I am worried about killing the good bacteria within as well as the bad (I think I'm very low in good bacteria as I believe that my candida problems started after I was put on many different antibiotics for something that was eventually diagnosed as one of the first cases of h1n1 virus in Canada) so I'm wondering when it would be best to take my probiotics, as I'm supposed to be drinking the h2o2 3 times a day and I don't want the two to interfere. And while I'm at it, I already take on a daily basis: 500 mg of magnesium, fish oil, 200 mcg of selenium, 500 mg of timed release vit C, astaxanthin, vit D drops, peppermint oil gel caps for digestion, birth control pills (I know bad), and tryptophan 1000 mg for my heart palpitations/arrythmia/premature ventricular contractions. I mostly only take 1 tryptophan at night, because my symptoms are worse at night, unless something is causing worse heart symptoms of late, then I might take more pills or some during the day - I try not to though because I find it suppresses my nervous system too much and lowers my blood pressure so I get very faint the next day if I take too much at night. Recently I started taking B100 timed release and those aggravated my symptoms, so I stopped and after a couple days they went away, but I was fine before on another B complex that wasn't as potent I guess (I don't have the bottle anymore so I'm not sure). I also drink 1 tb of liquid chlorophyll, ACV & blackstrap molasses every day as well. I'm wondering if there's anything else you suggest that I should take, or if any of these supplements will react with either each other, the h2o2 therapy and/or my tryptophan. I was thinking of adding Pau D'Arco and of course doing the sodium bicarbonate & lemon alkalizing formula twice (or thrice?) daily. And what kind of anti oxidants do you recommend taking on the h2o2 therapy?

Thanks in advance for your help, I appreciate any and all advice I can get as I know other people who have gone through the candida diet "cure" just by changing their diet and not using many of the other things, but who I personally don't believe are cured because still get a few yeast infections a year, think I'm insane for considering h2o2 therapy, and so do my mother and her bf, who are both in the science research field, my mother in cancer research and her bf has his doctorate as a scientist - then again his speciality is sex hormones not fungus so who knows, I take everything with a grain of salt and everything in moderation.

Thanks again!


Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
Hello Josey; based on your description and travel experiences as well as what you suspect, you clearly have a system wide viral/fungal infection. Your description of the sinus problem means you need repeated sinus irrigations of colloidal silver. I make my own so know it is strong enough... Over 100 ppm. But you'll know if you have the right silver the first time you irrigate. It should sting in the infected sinus cavities. Also irrigate into the ears so the eustacian tubes are coated. Repeat twice a day for a month. AND begin drinking on empty stomach two tablespoons daily for at least six months to kill the system wide infection. One case I knew took two years to kill the infection; it had landed on the pancreas.

Finally, I'm happy to see you are doing some things to help the heart situation but you have left off the most important; NATURAL vitamin E. You need at least 400 iu daily for good circulation/ oxygen flow/ slicking down veins and arteries and platletes.

Do not buy E in a drug store as they only want to carry synthetic E.

Replied by Mike
Denver, Colorado
Josey: A young woman who followed the candida plan for 2 years gives a concise explanation of the way she completely cured everything in 3 days. Google raw food for candida videos. She has an accent and is standing in a field. The duration is 7:15.
Replied by Davae
Borax and Boric acid are two different things DO NOT INTERCHANGE THEM THAT IS DANGEROUS! Boric acid is only for yeast infections it is to be inserted in the vagina,

I had a fungal overgrowth and finally figured out a natural solution, I had a hidden dental infection that lead to sinus issues/ nasal polyps I had to have sinus surgery then I was on clindamycin which lead to bad yeast infection my doctor gave me boric acid suppositories to insert vaginally before bed and he told me that I needed to do it for two weeks to really get rid of it Now I had fungus overgrowth I had this intense stinging, itching. The MD gave me Diflucan that stopped the itching fast except I had bad side effect I really hate to take antibiotics .I decided to do my own research So here is what you do to get rid of fungal overgrowth take mega doses of vitamin C, stop all sugar and carbs dairy gluten. Read the the Gut and Psychology book get on the diet. Start taking slow released coconut pill ( caprylic acid) and serrapeptase which dissolves the biofilm 15 minutes later take Grapefruit seed extract , garlic pills, SF722 antifungals some people like oregano oil but is kills all the good flora too so you need to decide if it is for you . Few hours later take threelac, florastor probiotics, this will keep the good flora in place. This will take awhile you may have a dieoff of the bad stuff so take benonite clay to get in out of your body, Get with a naturopathic doctor they know how to cures this and will test for it they might suggest IV therapy.

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Posted by David (Illinois) on 09/27/2014

Bill, about the Methylene Blue. There are several websites that caution using MB along w/ Sodium Bicarb. They do not say exactly what the concern is. The MB/bicarb warning is listed near the MAOI Inhibitor warnings. Can you explain what the concern would be in taking MB and bicarb? Have you seen any problems with them together?

Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Philippines
1181 Posts
Hi David...I have never recommended the use of Methylene Blue with Sodium Bicarbonate alone. I recommend the use of Ascorbic acid that has been converted to Ascorbate with addition of Sodium Bicarbonate. Then, when you add the methylene blue, this converts the ascorbate to dehydroxyascorbate. This form of vitamin C has exactly the same properties as ascorbate -- except this form can penetrate the blood/bone and blood/brain barrier. So this form of vitamin C reaches farther in to your body.

Another reason to take MB with vitamin c is to stop its side effects -- it turns urine green and the whites of your eyes blue. MB is used as a stain in biochemistry for identifying the presence of carbohydrates. So taking taking MB with ascorbate will stop these side-effects.

MB attacks plasmodium, bacteria and fungus and is also energizing. MB has positive methylation effects and also acts to increase serotonin in the body thereby also increasing the production of T-cells and immune system lymphocytes.

You should never take MB together with SSRIs(Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) because this could result in overproduction of serotonin, MAOI and serotonin toxicity:

Overview of MB


I used MB frequently when I had candida problems and I also alkalized(at different times) using Sodium Bicarbonate on the same days and I have never suffered any problems with with this combination.

Don't forget that very small amounts of MB are recommended on this site -- 6 to 10 drops of 0.1% MB taken only once or twice a day. When the US troops used MB against malaria in Vietnam in the 60s -- they took stronger dosages by the spoonful.

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Posted by Marjean (Pardeeville, Wisconsin) on 11/18/2014

Have been reading book Candida. Got ingredients to make recipe on p 78. Put 1/4 tsp C sodium ascorbate into glass. Methylene didn't have built in dropper so I used standard glass dropper and put in 10 drops. didn't turn clear so I added 3 more 1/4 tsp C (to full tsp). added more water to two cups and let sit thinking it may take more time to clear. it didn't, but I drank 1C worth.

Now, upon looking up the info here, do I understand that I should have put 8 drops in a liter of water and used 10 drops of that?

What should I expect to happen on OD-ing the methylene? What should I do other than drinking lots of water?

Replied by Marjean
Pardeeville, Wisconsin
Have been reading book Candida. Got ingredients to make recipe on p 78. Put 1/4 tsp C sodium ascorbate into glass. Methylene didn't have built in dropper so I used standard glass dropper and put in 10 drops. didn't turn clear so I added 3 more 1/4 tsp C (to full tsp). added more water to two cups and let sit thinking it may take more time to clear. it didn't, but I drank 1C worth.

Now, upon looking up the info here, do I understand that I should have put 8 drops in a liter of water and used 10 drops of that?

What should I expect to happen on OD-ing the methylene? What should I do other than drinking lots of water?

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Posted by Meeya (Sunnyvale, Ca) on 12/07/2014

Dear Bill,

Thank you for the wealth of info you provide for all of us.

My 1 year old son was born with intestinal bands that never dissolved and which ended up strangling his small intestine when he was only 4 months old. He ended up losing half of his small intestine (the lower half), as well as his appendix and Ileocecal valve. His upper half of the small intestine was joined with his colon, and now he just has one continuous length of intestine without the separation of the small int. and colon (due to no Ileocecal valve). Majority of children who also have this same condition end up with bacterial overgrowth in the intestines, and are treated with antibiotics. They end up stuck in a vicious cycle of bacteria (and I'm sure candida/ yeast/ fungal) overgrowth, antibiotics, temp relief, overgrowth... However, I'm in prevention mode and plan on using your candida protocol (including small amounts of turp) to keep his intestines free of microbial overgrowth. Thank you for your clear explanation here regarding how much CO/turp to use, and why.

I also just read on one of your most recent posts regarding constipation, that gum arabic makes an excellent prebiotic, so I will give him small amounts of that a few times a week as well. (His bowels are already very loose so I don't want to overdo it, but do want to provide food for the probiotics to thrive on).

I had a question for you about a protocol you mentioned in a couple of your other posts.. about a woman who used a mix of ghee with turmeric, cinnamon, clove, etc. to heal her child's autism. Can you please tell me where I can get more info on how exactly to make this ghee and spice mixture, along with how much and how often it's given?? I think this would be excellent for all of my kids to take. And it's a keeper for the recipe book!

Many thanks, Meeya

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Posted by Kin D (Philippines) on 09/02/2014

Hi Bill,

I purchased your book last month. It's very informative. I did not yet start with the protocol. I'm planning to start this month. I just have 1 question. Can I substitute lemon/lime/acv with calamondin or calamansi? Thank you in advance.

Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Philippines
1181 Posts
Hi Kin D...In answer to your question, yes you can take calamansi instead of lemon/lime/ACV. It is also a citrus fruit that contains some vitamin C. I drink calamansi all the time in the Philippines. But make sure that you use enough calamansi for two tablespoons per serving and always add sodium bicarbonate(Arm & Hammmer brand is what I use) to neutralize the acidity first as advised by Ted from Bangkok on EC and in my book.
Replied by Kin D
Pampanga, Philippines
Thanks Bill. It's great to know that. I have other questions please. Will it affect the efficacy of sodium bicarbonate, lugols iodine, lemon/lime/acv/calamansi if I prepare and put them in a bottle container(approx.2-3 glasses) early in the morning and drink the needed amount of mixture throughout the day or within the scheduled time? For instance, I prepared and mixed them at 7 AM. Can I drink the mixture at 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM or later in the day? This same question goes for other solution like sodium thiosulfate. Do I still need to put sodium bicarbonate in the mixture if I already have capsules of sodium ascorbate? For alkalizing protocol, I guess yes.

Since decoction of chanca piedra is more concentrated and better than tablets, capsules and tea, I'll be making my own decoction and tincture. Fresh chanca piedra is readily available here. I believe decoction can only lasts for 2-3 days. I can't make decoction every time I need it so I'm planning to make large amount and preserve it using vegetable glycerin. I'm also planning to make a tincture, but I read that tincture bypasses the gi tract and directly absorbs in the bloodstream.

Chanca piedra has anti-fungal properties. If I take it, I want it to pass my gi tract so decoction is more suitable for that than tincture. Tincture is stronger though than decoction and its absorption to the bloodstream is faster than tea and decoction, so its effect to the body is faster too. Now, I'm unsure which is better for candida sufferers, a decoction or a tincture of chanca piedra? This will be my first time making decoction and tincture of chanca piedra. I can't find several sources on how to make tincture of chanca piedra. I hope I can make it right. Your place is just some minutes away from mine. If I failed to make an effective chanca piedra decoction or tincture, I might politely ask if I can bother and visit you personally as my last resort. Thank you again.