How to Cure Candida

Last Modified on Jan 27, 2015

Learn how to cure candida with effective natural treatments.  You’ve probably heard of “candida,” but you may not know what a negative effect it could be having on your body. Whether you are familiar with candida or not, it can be difficult to navigate the various natural treatments for yeast overgrowth in your body. So, we have done the research for you and come up with the three most effective natural cures for candida symptoms, including hydrogen peroxide, apple cider vinegar, and caprylic acid.

What are the Candida Symptoms?

Candida is a fungus that is a form of yeast and is naturally present in small amounts in the mouth and intestines. The yeast aids in digestion and nutrient absorption; however, when it is overproduced in the body, it can be extremely detrimental to your health, causing issues that range from digestive problems to depression.

If you think you may have candida, consider a few of these common symptoms. Frequent skin and nail infections, fatigue, digestive issues such as bloating or constipation, autoimmune disease, difficulty concentrating, irritability, vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, severe seasonal allergies, and strong sugar or carbohydrate cravings are all signs you may have candida.

How Can I Naturally Treat Yeast Overgrowth in My Body?

Treating yeast overgrowth involves limiting the growth of candida in the body, reestablishing a level of healthy bacteria in the body, and generally healing the gut. While you can achieve this by diet alone – eliminating sugar and eating very low carbohydrate – nutritional supplements can help expedite the process. While there are other options, hydrogen peroxide, apple cider vinegar, and caprylic acid are the most effective natural remedies for candida.

1. Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide has an oxidizing effect on the body, which functions to kill off yeast. To implement this protocol, begin with just one drop of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide in a large glass of distilled water. Take up to three glasses a day, slowly increasing the number of drops of hydrogen to 10.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV is a wonder home remedy  that naturally restores the pH of the body and eliminates yeast overgrowth. Drink 1 tablespoon of ACV, organic if possible, in 8 ounces of water up to 3 times a day for best results.

3. Caprylic Acid

A supplement derived from coconut oil, caprylic acid actually pokes holes in the cell wall of yeast, causing it to die. This option can be found as a supplement or used by adding organic coconut oil to your daily diet.

Restoring the natural balance of bacteria in your gut is a must for overall health. Improving gut health not only treats candida but also boosts energy, reduces infection, and supports the immune system. Try these options or continue reading below for hundreds more tips from our readers to help cure candida and let us know what worked best for you!

Related Pages:
Bill's Anti-Candida Diet Protocol
Herbal Remedies for Candida Albicans
Yeast Infection Remedies
Fungal Infection Treatments

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Hydrogen Peroxide11
Apple Cider Vinegar7
Reader Theories6
ACV, Baking Soda, Magnesium, Vit E4
Caprylic Acid4
Dietary Changes4
Coconut Oil3
Oil Pulling3
Cream of Tartar3

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Posted by Wendy (Durban, South Africa) on 10/21/2011

Bill, in point 12 of your Candida diet you mention drinking plenty water at meal times to aid digestion. My understanding, from nutritionists, is that drinking liquids during meals dilutes the digestive enzymes and thus comprimises the digestive process. That one should rather not drink quality liquids for the period of 30 mins before, during and up to 30 mins after, a meal.

Can you maybe give me details of your theory?

Otherwise great info, thanks.

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
Hi Wendy, I can only give my experience and observations. Many years ago I tried that theory out because some people I met were doing it and they said they were better for it. What I found was that I was very thirsty and it certainly did not improve my health in fact my eczema got worse and migraines came more often so I stopped. The people I knew who started this appeared to improve in health but all (and I mean everyone of them) did not keep their good health. My belief is that their health initially improved because they also dropped junk food and improved their diet. Most people did not stick with it. The few I knew who did got sick. The 2 that were the reason I gave it a try lived in pain with only minimal sleep and 1 died in their 60s the other lived another 10 years in severe pain till they died. These 2 lovely people started this when they were in their early forties. You should ask the nutritionists that are recommending this for examples of people who have been following this regime for 20 years.
Replied by Bill
San Fernando, La Union
1044 Posts
Hi Wendy... The need for taking more water in the diet is a concept that many people have trouble understanding or accepting.

First thing, water improves digestion. If not enough water is drunk during meals, then digestion in the stomach becomes inefficient -- because the digestion in the stomach is too dry. As well, the enzymes in the stomach are not distributed evenly throughout the chyme or food in the stomach and so enzymes action becomes inefficient when there is not enough water taken with meals. And when this chyme passes into the duodenum for main stage digestion, and because the chyme is not as diluted and spread out as it should be, then the pancreatic juices cannot penetrate and neutralize all the acid chyme efficiently and pockets of acid in the digesting food continue to exist -- thus helping to encourage bacteria and cause acid intestines and many other problems later.

Secondly, there is an important measurement for the body, which Ted from Bangkok has mentioned many times -- called Conductivity. You normally measure the conductivity of your urine. If the urinary conductivity is too high, this indicates excess or too high a mineral concentration in the blood -- or a lack of water in your diet other words. If the conductivity is too low in the body to be effective -- then minerals are low in the body.

No one ever thinks about the proper concentrations necessary for minerals in water as a factor which helps metabolism. But this is indeed critical for the metabolic efficiency in the body. It is therefore simply not enough just to take minerals everyday if your daily water intake is inadequate or incorrect.

Incorrect concentrations of minerals in the blood are every bit as bad as not taking minerals at all. The ancient healers also knew that accurate amounts and concentrations were critical in their remedies -- this, after all, is really the main difference which determines whether a substance becomes a remedy or a poison for the body. Therefore the concentrations of minerals in the blood -- which is entirely governed by water -- is fairly critical for the whole body in terms of metabolic absorption, efficiency and distribution.

Replied by Jelly
Farnborough, Hants, Uk
I've searched everywhere but I can't find any threads that match my heat rash. It only happens when I've caught the sun, then two days later I come up in a nasty bumpy really itchy rash which seems to have fluid in the bumps. I've tried everything but nothing works, I'm sure its related to Candida though. Anyone have any ideas?? Many thanks.
Replied by Wendy
Robbinsdale, Minnesota, Usa
I am a little concerned about your rash. You may have a staph infection.
Replied by Lisa
St. Petersburg, Florida, Usa
Jelly from Farnborough, what you have sounds like a case of shingles, which is from a type of herpes virus that initially manifests as chicken pox, I believe. It can be triggered by stress or sunlight, and the symptoms are basically as you describe. I don't think it's staph.
Replied by Leda11
Menomonie, Wi
In requard to person who has rash after being in the sun, I have the same rash & it is an allergy to a band of UV rays of the sun. The way to avoid the rash is to wear light cover when going out in the sun.
Replied by Don
Green Acres, Texas
Response to rash after sun. I have this as well. Never had a problem when I was younger. Fibro/chronic fatigue has brought on many other nastys along with the sun allergic reaction. If you get 'water zit's' with exposure. Population varied and tied with duration of and intensity of sun. The itch can be controlled with allergy/sinus tabs. Also getting a good base of tan in a safe manner slowly minimizes reaction. I did however have a severe problem vacationing in Cozumel. Fun overshadowed caution and came down with sever swelling of entire face in butterfly fashion. No, never a positive on Lyme or lupus. Fluconazole relieves the symptoms along with chest rash, psoriasis like pores on arms. Strange pores on neck following skin folds / creases, dandruff snow, white nasal, lymphs the size Texas etc.. etc... etc... Lastly my polio vaccination scar has morphed into a keloid type scar which was normal til the change to no health. I think they never fixed polio. Their caveman immunizations just moved the polio type bug into a unchallenged Frankenstein critter the human body has no defense or poor defense over along with Frankenstein food from Swanson kfc Denny's BKing. A pinch of GM food, flour stripped of all good. DNA altered, juiced with drug cocktails monster cows. Drugstores, banks, bars, gas stations rule the street corners. Seems they are keeping us sick, weak and slaves of their energy..... I better stop.... Livin in the united corporations of america.

Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 12/19/2010 | 1044 Posts

Hello everyone... Concerning amounts and clearly laid references to remedies concerning fungus and candida, I wrote a clearly laid out remedy -- all based on Ted's remedies -- a while ago which got rid of my own systemic candida. As well, I have updated it to what I would use and am using now to keep clear of fungus problems and keep my body healthy. Here is the EarthClinic link to the remedies I used for candida:

The candida remedy is in the second comment in the stream from the top of the page.

When I had candida 5 years ago, I used all these remedies on a daily basis. Systemic candida is not easy to kill, and will take 6 months to a year to get rid of systemic candida particularly. So be patient.

To clear up misunderstandings about alkalizing with sodium bicarbonate -- You can use sodium bicarbonate on its own in half a glass of water. I use 1/2 tspn sodium bicarbonate in half a glass of water, but I'm a 200 lbs guy. If you're significantly smaller, then use 1/4 tspn Sodium Bicarbonate. Take this two or three times a day. Taking sodium bicarb on its own in half a glass of water cures acid reflux when taken 1/2 hour after eating(and the food is in the duodenum) as well as helps to alkalizes the blood.

And whether I use two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar, or use one squeezed lemon or use one squeezed lime I always add about 1/2 tspn Sodium Bicarbonate to the solution in half a glass of water. If you prefer, you can add the 1/2 tspn sodium bicarbonate to the ACV or lemon juice or lime juice in half a glass of water until the fizzing stops. By adding a little extra Sodium Bicarbonate(which is what I do), this buffers the final solution ensuring that the beneficial malate or citrate salts that form are in an alkaline solution. More beneficial. If you are taking these alkalizing remedies for candida -- always alkalize at least one hour before a meal and two hours after a meal to avoid interference with digestion at mealtimes(the exception here is if you have acid reflux).

I still use all these remedies regularly today -- they're good for other small problems as well. I'm over 60 years old and now candida free with no aches and pains, a good heart and I haven't been ill with flu, colds or anything for about the past 4 or 5 years.

Replied by Possible Candida Suffer
Chicago, Il
I have a question for Bill. I know you have precisely laid out the remedies for candida but what exactly can I eat??? Currently I am eating everything that is bad for candida it seems like. I need a diet plan to go along with the remedies. I know the basics NO SUGAR but it seems like everything has sugar. I am also considering a 5 day fast.
Replied by Cricket
Spokane, Wa
Just wanted to say thank you for writing back. I have tried almost every remedy on here for the past seven years, you name it I have tried it , researched, cross referenced , tried again. I have so much knowledge and have studies enough mycology reports to fill many of desks. I dont want this to be my life. Some things work some don't. I guess the most important thing to me in my life is my husband and this stuff has really taken up a lot of the creative space. I am a very strict eater and sometimes its easy and I know what to do but other times I worry because my husband is thin and a candida diet is hard to keep weight on him and carbs help with energy but are not aloud and protein is hard to digest and is acidic. I think clear when I have carbs and I feel stronger when I have protein but I don't very often anymore because of all the different answers. I just started Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda and I am trying not to get my hopes up. I digress.. I am here to say thank you for your words.... Blessings
Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
1044 Posts
Hi Possible Candida Suffer from Chicago... When I discovered that I had candida I had just moved to the Philippines, and so my diet changed anyway -- becoming more rice and fruit based. I only ever eat two meals a day, breakfast and diner, and have no problem with this. I eat no desserts and dislike sweet things. I don't eat junk food or drink much soda pop. I don't eat much red meat -- maybe a steak once a month now. My breakfast is large and fresh fruit based and my diner at night is quite small, like a snack really. But this is just me. Any candida sufferer must adopt a diet of their own choice and stick to it. This is a must and is all about breaking the bad dietary habits of a lifetime which has helped to promote and cause the candida in the first place. The best way is to avoid certain foods and products:

1. Absolutely NO SUGAR. No ifs or buts here -- if you really want to get rid of candida -- it starts here, this is a must!!

2. No junk food allowed.

3. No vegetable oil in the diet. Vegetable oil oxidises fairly quickly on the shelf and very rapidly at high heat. Most vegetable oils are also now made from an unnatural chemical process. Better to use virgin coconut oil for cooking -- this is a very stable oil that is very good for you. When I had candida and started taking coconut oil, my bad constipation and bloating issues disappeared in about two weeks. VCO is very healthy for your body and intestines. I only cook with VCO now and VCO has actually helped me to lose weight.

4. No soda pop. Apart from the sugar, soda drinks also contain carbonic and phosophoric acids -- all of which acidifies your body and encourages candida.

5. Eat only white meat like chicken or fish in small amounts and avoid red all meats.

6. No baking products like bread, cakes pastries etc. In the 70s or 80s the FDA, in the wisdom, allowed the use of bromide and bromates in bread-making and baking instead of iodine. Bromine weakens the immune system and also encourages candida growth. Strangely but happily, I recently learnt that bromides and bromates used in baking in the Philipines have always been banned. Well go figure...

7. 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. Upsets hormone balance and weakens the immune system.

8. No Calcium which means no dairy products -- no milk, cheese, yoghurt etc. Avoid calcium fortified foods. Excess calcium encourages acidity and thereby aids the spread of candida.

9. No Monosodium Glutamate(MSG) allowed. This means that all soy products made from a chemical process -- including soy sauce, tofu etc. Are not allowed. Avoid all products with added MSG. But any soy products made from the natural fermentation process are OK and allowed in small amounts.

10. Avoid distilled water and tap-water. Distilled water is "dead water" -- it completely lacks any important body minerals that natural spring-water contains. Tap-water nowadays -- due to water shortages -- is now re-cycled and chemically processed from sewage(especially in cities), so Lord only knows what evil goodies tap-water contains. Enough said I think. Drink fresh mineral or spring water or create your own mineral water instead.

11. 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/pesticides.

12. When you eat food, don't always rush and over-stuff yourself, as this leads to poor, inefficient digestion and acid intestines. There is always a lag from when you feel hungry to when you are satisfied but if you eat too fast, this is not good for you. Eat your food slower and drink plenty of water at mealtimes for proper digestion. The Chinese -- and Okinawans -- normally eat until they feel 70-80% full, then they stop. This is also good simple dietary practice.

All the above precautions are purely to encourage a healthy body and to create an environment that is very bad for candida. Of course this diet must be adopted as well as Ted's anti-candida protocols for complete success to be assured against systemic candida.

Replied by Cindy
Cochrane, Wi
Bill, can one take betaine hci and the alkalizing remedies together?? thank you
Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
1044 Posts
Forgot to mention in the foods to avoid -- No Sweeteners allowed -- no aspartame, sucralose, saccharine etc.
Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
1044 Posts
Hi Cindy... No, betaine hydrochloride generates hydrochloric acid which would defeat the whole point of alkalizing if taken at the same time. Take betaine hydrochloride at mealtimes and alkalize outside mealtimes, this is what I do. I always alkalize at least one hour before a meal or two hours after a meal to avoid creating digestion problems.

I've just realized that the above explanation might confuse certain people who are taking baking soda for other reasons than alkalizing. So to clarify -- If you are taking sodium bicarbonate for acid reflux problems then you can use this in two ways. First, you can add a little -- 1/8 to 1/4 tspn baking soda -- to your drinking water at mealtimes to cut down on stomach acidity by reducing excess acidity from food like fruit, coffee etc. Another reason might be to take 1/4 tspn sodium bicarbonate in a half glass of water a half an hour after you have eaten your meal(when the food has all moved into the duodenum), this would help digestion by neutralizing the stomach acid chyme to slightly alkaline for efficient second stage digestion. This would also save the bicarbs in your pancreas which can then be used instead to alkalize the blood

There are many ways to use sodium bicarbonate, and alot of this has to do with timing, which can cause some confusion I think.

Replied by Pam B
Winnipeg, Mb, Canada
Hi Bill, I've been struggling for 9 months with candida and just found this link today. In the past I had just done the diet and garlic capsule and probiotics. Did you only do the alkalizing concoction, or did you do other things as well like candida diet, garlic, probiotics? Thanks so much for sharing. Pam
Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
1044 Posts
Hi Pam B... I used combined multi-remedies on a daily basis rather than just one alkalizing remedy to cure my own systemic candida. The remedies I used, which I've since updated, are all given here:

The minimum should be that you must at least take Ted's alkalizing remedies plus all the remedies that directly attack the candida fungus. Also, correct diet is essential and very important. Candida is very robust and it isn't easy to get rid of it. I still take all the remedies given in the link above, though less intensely now, as a preventative.

Replied by Kitty
Austin, Tx
Hello Ted, This is a long candida question. I have helped many suffering with this over the past fifteen years with different yeast strains, but still myself am afflicted. I have candida Krusi. I will skip the details or my background for reader ease.

I would love Ted to respond to the following when he has a moment and I am open to others imput as well. My intention is to cover all my bases with no misses. Thanks for all that respond

Attitude: Good usually

Current afflictions: Daily yeast infections and thrush effects marriage was told that my husband cant kiss for a year or we will keep up with reoccurance. Is this true? If so I guess this will never heal because we are mad about each other.

Treatment of hydrogen peroxide infusions at a center for 1 hour twice a week for four month's

Result : No changes

All azole meds have been tried for five month's

Result:Resistance even after rotation with Candida diet.

Oil pulling three month's

Result: clears thrush for the day but returns following morning.

Current :cell food :Magnesium citrate, high end probiotic with no fos, 2 tbs lemon juice with 1/4 tsp bs, white meat only once or twice a week(difficult to digest), cooked and raw veggies(limited on dressings as my enamel is almost gone and has extreme pain so no Apple Cider Vinegar on salads or lemon), almond milk rotated with coconut milk (unsweetened), Stopped taking stevia drops to avoid allergy reaction from to much use. Biotin 400, tried every natural antibiotic under the sun herbs ect... All met with resistance, l -glutimine. Also cilantro for metal detox. Anything missing that is inexspensive?

Info I need : My diet is more limited than most in flavor. What I typed is what I eat, seeds, veggies and a little meat. I stopped being able to continue this after four years. I had no energy. And my hair is thin and falls out frequently. Limited funds make me come to you, the think tank.

Things that I need:

1) (looking for a good b complex that is not acid forming if someone had advice for where to find one that does not contain nicinimide as this was advised to be a poor choice. Do I need a b complex still or will one specific b meet my needs.

2) I put cell food into a veggie cap to pass the teeth with no pain and I also do this with gse. My teeth were ruined by cell food held under the tongue and then swallowed followed by immense pain ( I understand that the mouth will show us how healthy we are but this was the outside enamel on healthy teeth effected on contact and has resulted in my not being able to have any avc or lemon unless in baking soda remedy.) My question is once the veggie cap I filled reaches my stomach, because its not diluted in water, will it hurt my mucosal lining ? I dont need more damage.

3) What can I do for minerals besides liver(liver not an option my body ejects it)??

4) Its been said their is conflicting ideas on nutritional yeast , some say it is dead and will not effect yeast while others disagree. I would love to have this option to eat again because I like the taste and it will give me an additional a seasoning option. Any supported evidence would be very helpful as I do not want to go back to nine years ago ??

5)Kumbucha is a no, no for obvious reason but what about cultured coconut water they now sell in the store, and rejuvilac (its base is wheat and this is usually a no go but is the water from it ok?)

6) I would love to add stevia back into my diet would this be ill-advised from your perspective ted?

7) Fat ::: Everyone says not to much coconut oil or oils in gen or fat , but this seems to be the only thing that keeps me from eating carbs. Is the fat intake really preventing my healing ?

8) Ketosis for several years is hard to prevent if you are unable to eat even complex carbs, quinoa ect with out outbreak. What do suggest on a food level to prevent further imbalance???

9) Ted , I have been told that other yeasts are cured and have assisted others on an emotional and informative level and they have gotten cured. Is there still hope for me?

10) My husband eats millet in the mornings because he is thin and cant work an eight hr day with out the carbs , I believe this is still why he has yeast even though he does food combine, is this true and is he giving it to me when we make love even if it is not visible on the outside of his body?

11) can I have eggs , some say egg whites while others claim only yolk should be consumed. No Yolk!

Ted : My gratitude for all you observations and listening is very valuable. Thank you I hold a lot of love in my heart for you although I dont know you. You provide a place for people to share their story's of trial and error. Blessings to you..... I will donate.

Replied by Anonomous
No City, Usa
would like bill's advice on this as well as I have some of the same questions.thanks
Replied by Bill
San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines
1044 Posts
Hi Kitty... The main reasons which are hindering your cure for candida et al are because of the poor state of your teeth and gums and poor digestion caused by a weak or insufficient liver which is also causing apparent allergy problems.

The full regimen for the anti-candida protocol -- which is based on Ted from Bangkok's recommendations --is given in this comment stream. Just click on the heading of this comment -- "Need Advice Regarding Candida" -- and you will be taken to a page where you will find my comment with a link to both the full anti-candida protocol as well as the anti-candida diet that you should be following.

To improve your digestion, I would supplement with Betaine Hydrochloride as well as Pancreatin Enzymes -- taken with water before all meals. This will ensure proper digestion of all protein, carbohydrates and fats. Since you have a ketosis problem, you might well have a problem with carbohydrate digestion or this might also be due to a developing diabetes problem which also causes keto-acidosis. You should get this checked out and confirmed by a doctor.

The problem with your teeth has probably been caused by acid mouth due to both the oral candida as well as from acid waste from the plaque bacteria. You can brush your teeth with sodium bicarbonate - Baking Soda -- and sea salt or you can simply use Dr Gerald Judd's recommendation of just brushing your teeth with bar soap. The purpose of these protocols is help reduce the plaque bacteria and the candida biofilm formations in your mouth which tend to protect the candida and plaque bacteria.

Dr Judd, who researched teeth health for 18 years, says that using excess fluoride or eating acid foods are what weakens and destroys teeth -- not the candida or plaque bacteria (which tends to destroy the gums). In order for teeth to re-mineralize properly, you must therefore have alkaline saliva as well as minimal levels of plaque formation(no plaque bacteria). I use ordinary, unscented, no-addtive bar soap to brush my teeth together with an iodine or 3% hydrogen peroxide mouthwash. This has improved my own teeth health no end -- they are much whiter, stronger and better formed and I didn't have to go to he dentist for my yearly plaque scrap and de-gunk this year because plaque formation was minimal. Here is what Dr Gerald Judd, an orthodontist researcher, has to say about keeping teeth healthy:

Also, if you think you are allergic to something like lemon/lime plus BS or Stevia there is an easy test to confirm this. Just put a drop of the solution on your arm and leave it. If it causes redness or itching then you are allergic to that substance. If this does not happen, then you are probably suffering, instead, from a candida die-off or Herx reaction. Just cut back on the dose for a while, then build it back up later.

To improve the state of your liver and help to rid yourself of allergies, I would follow the protocol which I describe at this link here:

Replied by Missy
Sf, Ca
Bill, what is the name brand of the bar soap that you use to brush your teeth with? Also, what is the ratio used of iodine and hp (ie drops, cap full, water) for your mouthwash solution? How long have you been doing this? How long did it take for you to notice beneficial results? Thank you.
Replied by Laurel
Bucklin, Mo
Soap--castil is a pure soap, but I use as plain of white bar soap that is handy and also use sea salt-baking soda-bentonite clay off and on as a change.

Site to check

They do a 'red cell mineral & toxin' blood test to see where the body is and what need balancing.

Replied by Linda
Ogden, Ut, Usa
I have gone to several doctors (regular and alternative) to get help with overcoming candida. They always give me a list of foods to avoid. On everyone of them, vinegar is listed and yet I see in this thread that many of you have had success killing the candida by taking it internally. My drs. said that it can be diluted and applied topically but never taken internally to rid the candida. I am sooooo confused!!! Can anyone help explain this discrepancy???
Replied by Sindee
Sc, Ca
I have been afflicted with candida for about 3 months so I took 4-6 drops of organic oregano oil in 16-20 oz of water for about two weeks and now am taking ACV baking soda regimen as per Ted's advice for 3 days now. My tongue has turned pink, there is no itching etc. I am still feeling very tired in the afternoons but that most likely has to do with hypothyrodism. I have other ailments that I have to work on such as weight gain, heart palpitations, back, head injuries, poor circulation, poor eye sight etc. I have been praying that God would show me how to get healthy becasue the drs have done nothing but butcher my body parts and rendered me to the mercy of pills but I refuse to roll over and die. Thank you all for your valuable feedback, experiences and advice. God bless you all.
Replied by Florida
U might like to try the GAPS diet. U will be surprised with the results.
Replied by Whisperingsage
N California
[YEA]   Gee, I always hold the Weston Price studies as a standard for ideal diets (book is now free online with the Gutenburg project), and these very high meat and fat eating healthy cultures never had problems with candida at all.

Also I know a lot of Phillipino people from work and they eat a lot of fish, not a lot of fruit. I enjoy their sharing quite a bit. I got hooked on their little salty whole fish. Eyes and guts and everything. (there's a lot of real vitamin A in those eyes.)

Posted by Christa (Vancouver, Canada) on 01/26/2008

[YEA]  I am so gratefull for this site. Thank you everyone for the time and effort it takes to do this. I went into menapause about 1.5 years ago. I developed an overgrowth of yeast that ended up breaking out all over my body in different rashes at different times. Nothing would make it go away. I tried silver. I tried creams . I went on 2 week cleanses and nothing worked untill I tried ACV. I read that this would kill yeast so I started to bathe in with a cup of it in my bathwater and i started to take 2 Tbs with 1/2 tbs, Baking soda with a little hot water and a dash of pure apple juice 3 times a day . Within a week, my rash's had cleared up. One more sore broke out the next week but I have been rash free for almost 3 weeks now and I am so gratefull. I then took Teds advise and took 250 ml of Magnesium Citrate, liquid for w 400 iu of Natural Vitamin E.Capsules and as he said, my body is cooling down. I barely have hot flashes anymore. All this incouraged me and I have totaly illiminated white floor & Sugar from my diet. I find myself giggleing now and feel so much lighter...Thank you so much

Replied by Julian
Dublin, Ireland
my girlfriend wants to try this treatment but she doesen't know what dosage to use for candida albicans treatment
Replied by Diane
Napa, CA
[YEA]   Natural Cures for Candida: First, thank you for this website. I read Christa's (from Canada) message posted here after searching for a natural remedy for a white tongue (another symptom of a systemic yeast infection). I followed her regime of 2 Tbs with 1/2 tbs Baking soda with a little hot water and a dash of pure apple juice 3 times a day. Within five days my white tongue was rosy again. I started taking 400 iu of Natural Vitamin E.Capsules; I had already been taking the Magnesium 25ml per day, for the menopause. And I also stop the sugar. Wow! I have more energy, sleep better,and oh, my joints are not painful, another symptom! Thank you!!
Replied by Erin
Tampa, Fl
I'd like to vouch for the suggestion of magnesium citrate. I experience heart palpitations that I believe might be caused by a recurrent candida problem (which I believe to be a complication of another problem), but ever since I started taking 250 mg of magnesium citrate before bed, the palpitations have ceased. Other symptoms of candida keep cropping back up, but magnesium stopped the rapid heartbeat problem very effectively!
Replied by Beth
Scottsdale, Az
Did you really mean 1/2 tablespoon baking soda to 2 tablespoons ACV or did you mean 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to 2 tablespoons ACV? 1/2 tablespoon baking soda seems like alot all at once.

Thank you for clarifying as my condition seems very similar to yours,

Replied by Nodoctorsplease
Norwich, Norfolk, Uk
I was just wondering if whilst using ACV for candida you went on an anti-candida diet or not. I'm guessing this is probably the case but just wanted to check. Thanks


Replied by Jason
Los Angeles, California
Just wondering can baking powder substitute baking soda, Should I just chug the mixture or slowly swish it around in my mouth and also I'm guessing the apple juice isn't necessary but can I replace it with cranberry juice?
Replied by Catherine
Wellington, New Zealand
Reply to Jason.. No no no to using baking powder instead of baking soda.. Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate, while baking powder is a mixture of sodium bicarbonate, potassium tartrate and a starch such as cornflour to assist freeflow.
Replied by Will
Montclair, Nj
@beth: It would HAVE to be 1/2 teaspoon, or tsp. of Baking Soda, as it is phenomenally powerful stuff. If it can neutralize the sulfuric acid in a car battery at that strength or less in a gallon, it would probably be too much for a person. Even the side of the box encourages extreme moderation when using as an antacid.
Replied by Jenny
Jersey, Uk
[YEA]   My partner had a course of antibiotics and within days had a white coating on his tongue which I instantly recognised as candida. I had had systemic candida a few years before and wished I had known then what I know now about the illness. I cured my candida after two years of feeling like death with oregano oil. I still take a course of it every now and then so I had some with me and got my partner to swill his mouth with the oil several times a day plus take it orally. The infection cleared up in four days.
Replied by Cricket
Spokane, Wa, 99204
Ted Help :Severe candida :
How am I supposed to eat protein if it is acidic? I have a difficult time digesting much of anything. If I eat some chicken another site says to eat protein meat so that the acids/chyme in the tummy will start producing so that I dont have such a hard time with digesting or to take Hcl. The acid needs carbonates (usually released by the pancreas) to neutralize the acid before released into our intestines. No one says how to know if you take HCL that your pancreas is releasing enough carbonates so no harm is being done to the intestines. Nobody ever gives directions except that you need to take HCL 45 min after you eat your protein.

I also have leaky gut and the acid will hurt my lining even more. Baking soda is fine to take with your meat if it doesn't make you dead thirsty and hands swell for hours afterwards like it did me but if I was taking it with my meat I would be neutralizing the acid used to digest my protein anyway. Directions like, wait two hours after eating your meat then take BS and then tell me why and if in those two hours the lining of my tummy has not been damaged even more.

When you folks give advice you really need to give more in depth information. Folks like me have been spending two hours a day or more on the internet for years trying to heal severe candida when we could be spending this time with are loved ones who I am sure really are sick of hearing about our diets, white mouth after eating anything that is not steamed veggies. This can be very hard on a relationship. I do love that this place is here, don't get me wrong but it can be so frustrating sometimes when all you can eat is food combined foods and very few of them at that. Thank You for reading my gripes and questions.

Replied by Dickens
I agree it'd be easier if remedies were complete and easily summed up but keep in mind, this site is just regular people researching online and experimenting with what they find, like you, and reporting back here (especially when traditional medicine isn't working or is too expensive). If your candida and leaky gut is really severe and you need a lot of detailed info, it might be best to work with a local naturopath doctor of some sort (or even travel a little if need be). They do have a database of healers listed on this website (although its limited for WA).
Replied by Jamie
Lake Worth, Fl
Cricket, I found out the hard way to ingest these suggestions carefully. As much as I wanted to be mad at at the person who made the post, I had to assume personal responsibility. While I agree in some cases more information is needed, "some turmeric" Well how much is some, 1 teaspoon? A tablespoon?

Plus a big thing to remember, most of these people who write in their remedies are not holistic professionals. They are just folks who are sick of being sick and traditional meds have not helped. Not to discount the fact their remedies may work very well for them, but not for you.

What I do is try the remedies that interest me, and leave the rest. I hope you cure your candida, from what I have read its a nasty condition that takes months to rid yourself of. Above all give the remedies a chance to work. It seems people who successfully remove candida are totally dedicated to some kind of routine. To me it makes sense to use an anti candida diet, eliminating refined foods, sugars, and even high sugar fruits. Good luck to you Cricket.

Adequate Chewing of Food   1  0   

Posted by Matt (Millbrook, Ny) on 12/28/2009

[YEA]  Adequate Chewing of Food

During a battle with candidiasis, I learned just how important it is to REALLY chew up your food.

"Human saliva is composed of 98% water, while the other 2% consists of other compounds such as electrolytes, mucus, antibacterial compounds, and various enzymes." - Wikipedia

Digestion begins in the mouth. This is very important. Since I put proper chewing into practice, I found that I eat much less, and that I've become more lean and have more energy! Also my stomach is flatter, either from eating less, or from not being blocked up anymore. It's a very simple practice that everyone can improve upon. If you think you already chew enough, chew more! Perhaps this could have it's own remedy page...?

Replied by Janey
Leeds, Uk
I think this is a good suggestion and not something that comes easy to me I always eat fast, people comment on it too it is obvious when they finish after me always, they say you ate fast I say why not tell me when you notice I am! I have had digestion problems and candida for years so it's a worth a try, I should be doing it anyhow.
Replied by Karen
Henderson, Nv
I also eat fast, have candida but also have leaky gut which is made worse by not chewing my food enough. This then caused tons of food allergies because the food particles get into the body cavity and decay producing toxins along with the candida toxins. This then causes a series of other problems for me. Hashimotos thyroidis, endometriosis, fibroids, PMS, Acne, brain fog, bad memory, insomnia, fibro, chronic fatigue and more so its really important to chew, chew chew. Still trying to fix all these problems. Whew

Alkalizing Foods   0  0   

Posted by Mike (Denver, Colorado) on 09/22/2013

The candida plan makes 3 assumptions. Isolates from supplement manufacturers are superior to raw whole foods that all animals on earth eat. Candida and sugar are bad. These are common misconceptions. There are 2 good yeasts in the body of people who enjoy well being. Eating cooked improperly processed food causes acidosis. One is not able to survive and goes dormant. The other mutates like cancer and becomes bad. The solution is to eat alkalyzing foods like spirulina and green smoothies. The dormant yeast does not wake up because there is not any sugar to eat. Eating sugar from raw organic fruits, sucanet, and raw honey feeds the dormant yeast. The candida goes back to being good and balance is restored. This provides full and rapid recovery while the candida plan only offers small relief. There are many videos of people who recovered.

EC: Hi Mike, which Candida Plan are you referring to?

Replied by Mike
Denver, Colorado
E.C.: Studying the latest posts from all the wonderful people is fun. Dr. Oz says 28,000 studies have been done on candida. The candida cleanser recommends a chitin synthesis inhibitor, n-fused strengthening the immune system, and candisol enzymes. Dr. Crook says avoid ferments, fruits, molasses, and brewers yeast. All of them make the mistake of condemning sugar. Low blood sugar and mycotoxins cause chronic fatigue and migraines. Everybody is missing the point that there is a balance between the 2 yeasts. They are underestimating the potency of God's Goodies that are raw whole foods and ferments. They are overestimating their narrowly focused plans. The complete solution is simple. Make home made water kefir to repopulate the gut with beneficial microbes, take alkalizing greens from whole foods like Hawaiian spirulina, chlorella, and green smoothies, and get sugar from raw honey, organic sucanet, and raw organic fruits. This feeds the yeast that went dormant and the balance between the 2 yeasts is restored. There are many videos of people who fully recovered rapidly.
Replied by Cc
To add a little more on Alkalizing Foods - Most people with Candida also have a lower PH level one way to raise your PH level is with Potatoes. One large Potato can have 1600 mg of Potassium and eating two large baked potatoes (plain) in a day can make your morning urine PH testing above 7.0.
Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
Hello Juliana,

Re Baked potatoes/digestion problem

You're right...very unusual but not so odd if you are using a lot of sour cream and margarine to "stuff" the potato. Also at night if you're eating the potato I presume you are having something with it...meat of some kind? So if you get only the inner portion of the potato (without the skin that is fiber) and a meat, then you don't have sufficient fiber to move the digestion process along. This is one reason why Europeans will FINISH a meal with a salad. The fiber enhances the digestive process. I eat potatoes by eating most all the "skin" which help with digestion too.

Now it could be, you are lacking digestive enzymes. A favorite on Earth Clinic is a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a glass of water and sip. Also can add a third teaspoon of baking soda to the ACV/water and let fizz and then drink; a milder but effective "aperitif" or digestive aid. And, consider leaving off some of the stuffing ingredients, especially if eaten at night...leave off cheese, sour cream and margarine. Even butter could irritate a sensitive digestive track. But I've found eating the fiber (skin and salad) and avoiding the milk additions PLUS the ACV in water, lets me eat without negative consequences. (If still having problems, think of adding a probiotic to your nutrient list.)

Antibiotic Side Effects   0  0   

Posted by Brad (Elizabeth, US) on 08/21/2014

Antibiotics are a good tool to fight bacteria only... Never take them if possible... The major side effects of taking antibiotics is your entire immune system is compromised. Good and bad bacteria is destroyed. The bacteria that usually causes the problem is Candida albicans which causes oral thrush and yeast infection.. Men are just as susceptible as woman for yeast infections. Apple cider vinegar is a good remedy for oral thrush but rinse or brush teeth to offset the acid which might cause your teeth to lose enamel covering.

Apple Cider Vinegar   7  0   

on 08/05/2012

[SIDE EFFECTS]  ok.. Here goes. For the past 3 weeks I have been under a great and I mean GREAT amount of stress. I have been drinking a full bottle of "the mother" in less than two weeks in my water. I know for sure I have a yeast infection, (had previously been on antibiotics for celulitus for 2 months) however, the palms of my hands are blistered and sore and embarrassing!!!! Is this candida die off? Is it shingles???? Should I stop with the vinegar? I am scared!!!!!!!

Posted by Markus (Str, Bav) on 06/30/2012

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Hello all, Can somebody clarify something for me? Whenever I try the ACV-Remedy I get diarrhea with a lot of mucus. Is the Apple Cider Vinegar not supposed to remedy diarrhea? Do you guys have any tips for me? Thank you, Markus

Replied by Sarah
Seattle, Wa
It would seem like putting yeast (acv) on Yeast (candida) is not such a great idea. Have you checked for other parasites? On the other hand I would say if you can put healthy gut yeasts in there instead of unhealthy yeasts, the niche for yeast would be taken up by beneficial yeast and then ther would'nt be room for the candida to live. I use Kefir daily to add healthy yeast to my gut. Kombucha, taken occasioanlly also contains healthy yeasts. These may be alternative yeast if you are sensitive to the ACV.

Posted by Rachelle (Sydney, Ca, Usa) on 02/05/2012

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar Cure for BV and Candida / Yeast

Hi Ladies, I just wanted to share what worked for me in the hopes that what helped me can help you. I've been dealing with BV/Candida for about 15 years now - sheesh! My doctors tested me for AIDS, HIV, diabetes (oookay - Im 5'5", 115lbs) anything and everything. Went to naturopaths, tried absolutely everything - threelac, syntol - you name it. Went on special diets, ate garlic... Voodoo magic (not really, but I would have if it helped! ) Some things helped, some did things did nothing. Most things were a complete waste of money and I wasted ALOT of money. BV/Candida is such a curse!! Anyways, as you may already know BV/candida is triggered when the pH of your vagina gets out of whack - which means the pH becomes more alkaline. Sugar, diet, yes.. But the crux of the problem is pH. The vagina becomes more alkaline during sex (to make life more hospitable for sperms), this also happens during the menstral cycle. Once the pH rises, this paves the way for things to start to grow. So the KEY IS THE PH. This means keeping the vagina acidic - what it is naturally.

Here's what worked for me: I started off douching with ACV and hydrogen peroxide, but hydrogen peroxide kills all the good bacteria along with the bad (which can cause alot of problems) and I found it to be too disrupting. Id get rid of the BV, but cause a yeast infection instead. Plus my husband is a scientist and he tells me that extensive use of h202 on mucous membranes can be cancer-causing. So then I just stuck to ACV, with a suppository of lactobacillus for the vagina. So douche in the morning, vaginal suppository during the day/night and then - and this is the important part - I started drinking apple cider vinegar twice a day. Just a couple of teaspoons with water in the morning/evening and my BV/Candida problem has COMPLETELY CLEARED UP!!!! Im telling you its a miracle. Now, when I feel like I've got a problem, I start back on the ACV drinks and within 24 hours everything is gone.

This has been my experience and I told my girlfriend about this after she started having recurring yeast infections and everything cleared up for her straight away too. So I can only hope that you find the same relief!! Thanks, Rachelle

Replied by Jingkatphils
Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines
Hi Rachelle, I would want to ask if the yeast infection has all cleared up?

I drank kefir last month, and all the white specks that were normally found in walls of my vulva were gone. However, there's still white discharge coming out from my vagina which isn't my normal vaginal discharge.

I just want to know the brand of the lactobacillus you inserted to your vagina and the measurement you used in the Apple Cider Vinegar douche.

Hope you'd reply on this.

Replied by Maryam
Hurhgada, Red Sea/Egypt
hi, this is a message for rachelle in ca re her cure for bv/candida. i have been suffering so bad with this for 3 years. Can u tell me how I can get acv drinks... what are they?

lactobacillus suppositories. -- I live in the middle east but I can try to get this on line as I am so worn out with this problem

thank u for ur help. sincerely, maryam

Replied by Amanda
Hi Maryam, Metro supermarket sells American Garden acv. I found a reference to it on this site - its OK even if it is pasteurised. I found baking soda (Arm & Hammer) in the Royal House supermarket (Cairo by Merryland Park). Finding live yoghurt for thrush is a problem but there is something called Reyeb that seems to be probiotic? Maybe you can get the ingredients translated to find out the name of the active bacteria?

Its also possible to get iodine over the counter at the pharmacy (hurrah! You can't in the UK). Also H2O2, though you only need a little. I am trying to track down Milk Thistle (some hope here), and Coconut oil. The health store chain (also has an outlet in the Royal House) has tiny, expensive bottles of coconut oil. Not finding any Borax though, not available in the UK - even for washing clothes - and I have had no luck here either.

Hope you find some of the above helps and you get shot of the candida.

Replied by Victoria
When you douche with the Acv, how much of it it do you use, and where did you get the capsules? I have the same problem. My Dr. put me on terazol cream & summers eve water & vinger douche cause the pill & monistat cream wasn't curing it. Where you get the Acv, at a store? Did u mix a couple tspn in water and drink it?
Replied by Eliminatecandida
Hi, what kind of suppository did you use? Did you douche after having sex? If you want to get pregnant would the douching affect the sperm in anyway? Thanks.
Replied by Chelsea
Florida, Us
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   To everyone asking where you can get apple cider vinegar (acv), I recommend buying an organic brand which you can get from almost any supermarket in the US. As far as outside of the US goes I am not sure. Maybe a specialty health food store.
Replied by Marcin
Toronto, Canada
What do you mean by BV?

Posted by Jackie (Shelby Township, Michigan, Usa) on 01/10/2012

I think I have a systemic fungal infection, since I take Tylenol Arthritis, seem tired, have a toenail and vaginal fungal infection, and have taken birth control and NSAIDs in the past.

I've read that Apple Cider Vinger can help with the fungus. How much should I take (along with water and honey as suggested by _____s), considering that I must still take Tylenol Arthritis (2600mg a day) to treat a moderate athritis pain and inflammation. (I don't want the Tylenol to cancel out the goodness of the vinger. Also, do I need to use the treatment with the Apple Cider Vinger forever?

By the way, I have talked to my doctor, who wants me to take Lamisil. However, I don't want to jeopardize my liver and stomach with two medications -- Tylenol Arthritis and Lamisil.

Any help will be appreciated.

Replied by Jen
Cincinnati, Ohio
[YEA]   Do not take the Lamisil as prescribed by your doctor. My doctor prescribed that to me as well, but I was uneasy in taking it because of high possibility of liver damage. Use the _____'s Apple Cider Vinegar in a soak. Soak your foot in apple cider vinegar (straight up) for 15 minutes at a time, 2-4 times daily. I had toe fungus, and it cleared up within a month of doing this. It may take longer, depending on how severe it is. Also, use a pair of toenail clippers only for this toe, cleaning it after every use. Trying to keep the nail short and cleaned as much as possible helps get rid of it. This worked for me, and I've gotten this twice since being prescribed for Lamisil. And it saved my liver! Good luck!
Replied by Myoho
Nyc, Ny
[YEA]   yes, it worked perfectly. plus lotramin creme.
Replied by Jackie
Shelby Township, Mi
Thanks for your responses! I'm sorry I'm so late in thanking you, but I didn't know that you had responded until now!

Posted by Katie (Hillsdale, Mi) on 12/12/2011

Hi, My name is Katie and I recently heard about apple cider vinegar and the the benefits for your health. I began drinking this and not only did I get terrible acid reflux but I also had a terrible kidney infection along with a UTI. I'm not sure if this was the cause but my kidneys hurt very bad and still do too often to be normal. I am battling with what I just found out as a very bad case of Candida Yeast as well as low thyroid and my adrenal glands are so flat they basically aren't working. I read that yeast can make your acid and alkaline rise in your body. Should I stay away from this? Thank you, God bless, Katie.

Replied by Marcin
Toronto, Canada
I have the same problem with lemon juice. I wonder if the UTI is a negative reaction or a positive die-off reaction.
Replied by Marcin
Toronto, Canada
It seems that we know the answer now. I asked Bill a similar question about lemon juice, which, I guess, is similar to ACV. Let me quote his answer below:

"Hi Marcin...if you were to drink lemon juice in its raw form then it would have to be neutralized by the pancreatic juices first in the duodenum before it was properly absorbed into the body as citrate (the safer and more alkaline chemical salt form).

So citrate may simply be thought of as the post-digested form of citric acid. The point to take away here is that drinking the raw lemon juice containing the citric acid needs to first be digested and neutralized to citrate form before digestion and absorbtion into the blood. But the bicarbonates stored in the pancreas are also crucial to help maintain the correct alkaline body pH in other parts of the body. So if you take the raw lemon juice then you are effectively wasting the body's bicarbonate stores(which could be used elsewhere in the body to aid other metabolic processes) in the pancreas and reducing them.

So that's why it's far better to take the post-digested form of lemon juice(as citrate) by adding water and sodium bicarbonate(baking soda) to the raw lemon juice and then drinking it this way. This form does not need to be converted to citrate -- it is already in the post-digested citrate form -- and will be easily absorbed into the blood without depleting the crucial bicarbonate stores in the pancreas.

And apart from the above reasons, if you drink raw acidic lemon juice or vinegar then the acids in them will tend to erode and dissolve the enamel on your teeth over the longer term. That's yet another reason why it's better to supplement the more alkaline citrate or post-digested form of lemon juice using sodium bicarbonate.

Regarding your UTI and back problems, these are probably being caused by excess cell and blood acidity caused by the candida and other poisons being released in your body. This acidity can cause damage to the fine filtration network in the kidneys which might be causing your back problems. And if your kidneys are not up scratch then fungal/bacterial infections will get through to infect the bladder causing the UTI problems. That's why its important that you should be taking the lemon in water mixed baking soda -- this will help to alkalize the cells and should help to reduce the pain. Take this outside mealtimes twice a day and also take 1/2 teaspoon baking soda on its own with water at about 9:00 pm before you sleep. Both these protocols will help to make your body more alkaline and should help you. For the back problem you might also want to try using a tablespoon of VCO mixed with about six drops of lavender oil or tea tree oil or clove oil for some immediate relief.

Posted by Sheila (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 08/19/2011

Hi, Does anyone know or have references to how ACV affects Candida albicans? I've read several resources online and a couple of books recommending that vinegar and vinegar foods be avoided due to Candida overgrowth. Is this so?

Thank you, Sheila

Posted by Robin (Melbourne, Australia) on 01/30/2011

Doesnt Apple Cider Vinegar feed candida or yeast infections? Pity coz Apple Cider Vinegar has so many benefits. How do I get rid of the candida quick so I can get back to the acv?

Posted by Adrienne (Chicago, Il) on 01/15/2010

I have seen my question a few times, but never found an answer. I have candida and have subsequently stopped using all forms of vinegar. Can anyone explain how/why ACV can be used as a yeast remedy?

Replied by Lita209
Sanford, Fl, Usa
Addrienne from Chicago: I see you have the same question I do. I take ACV and I am trying to make my daughter take it as well for her candida symptoms but that's her argument; that she is not supposed to ingest vinegar. Well I have google ACV for candida and it is a big yes! Here is a copy of one the sites I went:
"If apple cider vinegar helps cure candida yeast infections, then why do some people say to avoid fermented foods for candida?"

The recommendation to avoid fermented foods and vinegar in order to cure candida is misleading. I believe it comes from the desire to avoid moldy foods and fermented yeasty beverages like beer and wine.
Mold aggravates candida symptoms and alcohol is a yeast fermentation product, where, in some cases, yeasts can still be present in the beverage. Some people feel it's best to avoid yeast in any form when following a candida diet (but that's for another page altogether).

Alcohol is a waste product of yeasts eating sugar. The reason it's best to avoid alcohol when doing a natural candida cure diet is because the candida yeasts excrete alcohol as a byproduct of sugar metabolism, which contribute to the feelings of brain fog, lack of coordination, fatigue and muscle weakness. We don't want to add even more alcohol to a body which is already a little "drunk".

Note: That's why my candida recipes are all low carbohydrate; carbohydrates are sugars. Sugars feed candida. Candida produces alcohol as a waste product of eating the sugars.

Alcohol and vinegar both go through a fermentation process, in fact, vinegar is made from alcohol!

But they're not the same. Just as mold and naturally fermented sauerkraut are quite different from each other.

In very simplified terms - Wine is made from fruit juice which has undergone a yeast fermentation, where the yeasts ferment the sugars into alcohol. Making vinegar from wine involves another fermentation process, called acetobacter fermentation. Acetobacter is a kind of bacteria which converts alcohol into acetic acid (the major component in vinegar).

By the time something has been fermented into vinegar, there are no more yeasts or sugars to worry about.

Along the same fermentation lines as apple cider vinegar (and therefore similar in its benefits) is sauerkraut that has been fermented by lactic acid bacteria. Cabbage is one of the easiest vegetables to ferment, as its naturally loaded with lactic acid bacteria.

Sauerkraut is sour because the bacteria has fermented the sugars in the cabbage. It's the same reason vinegar tastes sour. Fermented foods like vinegar and sauerkraut are not at all like wine, beer, or mold.

Stay away from mold whenever possible."

I hope this helps if not just google Apple cider vinegar for candida. Good health to you.

Replied by Sherry
Lakeport, California
ACV, in addition to clearing up candida is excellent in bringing the body's ph into balance. Often the body becomes too acidic and becomes sensitive to aliments such as this. I use ACV often to maintain a healthy ph.
Replied by Carriedove
Lost Angeles, Ca
Actually, this is about the baking soda/apple cider vinegar/lemon yeast cure. I have a very very very bad allergy to all glutens.. Including corn. I recently learned baking soda contained or was made from corn when I had a horrible reaction to some gluten free cookies and for the life of me could not figure out the reason. Baking soda.. Was the reason. So, I highly highly suspect I have candida. The amount of classic symptoms I have are too many, including severe digestion and sinus issues since I was a little girl. Severe is an understatement. Chronic fatigue, ear issues, sore throats and recently severe lack of focus and much fogginess. Can This Ted person recommend a substitute for the cure containing baking soda... Please.. For a desperate person. I know Candida causes allergies, but we cannot cure it if I have a severe allergic reaction to the baking soda first.. And my intestines severely and catastrophically shut down, which is what typically happens. Also this boric acid, peroxide face thing. I cannot find a recipe for this or a step by step on how you are supposed to use it. (Recent red marks on face which seem to be a reaction to EVERYTHING... Sunscreen, powder, any type of makeup, face wash.. Etc. )
Replied by Diane
Berkeley, Ca
Baking soda is not made from, nor does it contain, corn products. You are probably thunking of baking powder, which is a mixture of baking soda, cream of tartar and a neutral starch such as corn starch. You may be able to find some gluten-free baking powders made with potato starch to use in baking. As far as any remedies though baking soda has no corn in it.
Replied by Davebrit
San Diego, Ca
Carriedove, I lead a gluten free life and I can tell you that absolutely for sure, there is NO gluten in corn! I would know because I have bad reactions to all gluten sources. Go do some research and you will see, corn is gluten-free.... Thank God because I can eat corn pasta, corn bread and corn on the cob.... I hope you find out what else it is that you are allergic to... But its n-o-t the gluten in corn. Db
Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx
Do not use boric acid!!! It is borax--the laundry booster found in the laundry detergent aisle at the grocery store. Boric acid is poison!!!
Replied by Michelle
Johnson City, Tn
To Lou from Tyler, TX: Boric acid is NOT borax! Boric acid is boric acid... Borax is sodium borate. If you do your research, you will learn that while boric acid is actually approved as a food additive, sodium borate is not. This is just one indicator of the relative toxicity of the two substances.

While I can't advocate the use of boric acid as anything other than a (relatively) safe pesticide, I did want to clear up this misconception, as sodium borate (trade name borax) and boric acid are definitely different substances, with very different effects on humans.

Replied by Faith
Forest Park, Ohio
[YEA]   It is GREAT for the body and for candida... Work up to 1/4 cup three times a day along with kelp, echinacia, and plenty of fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, protein and healthy fats!

Also try FERMENTED rice vinegar... It is great too because it is a PREBIOTIC like ACV, oat bran, wheat bran, flax seed, chia, etc. You need plenty PREBIOTICS to rebuild good bacteria to fight off candida and other diseases.

Posted by Tamra Klosowski (Falcon, Colorado) on 02/23/2009

I'm a little confused, does AVC contribute to candida or cause it? I don't seem to have any (obvious) negitive reations but after reading something on your website I started to wonder. I do deal with candida and I am doing what I know to get it under control. The last thing I want to do is make it worse. As I'm sure you know it can be a little bit of a challenge to figure out where the real reason for not feeling good is coming from. I like simple. Thats why I like AVC (and garlic) I believe AVC has kept my health. Again I understand that candida recks havoc on any ones system. Thank you for the imput. Tamra

Replied by Debbie
Elsewhere, No Longer Colorado
To reply to Tamra from Falcon, Colorado.

If you are having ill effects, such as but not limited to: weight loss or gain, hair loss, cancer, tooth loss, brittle bones or respiratory problems, or even brain tumors, please listen closely. I learned the hard way that the water there is contaminated. If it happens that you have a fairly shallow well into the Arapaho aquifer or if you are on the Sage Water Users Assoc. there, that's your problem. We had perchlorate (rocket fuel) in our water (4 times higher than the theoretical "safe" level), along with fluoride, nitrates, high sodium, high calcium and heaven knows what else. I tried to tell everyone the water was polluted....

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx
That also happened in a suburb of Chicago due to a dry cleaner leaching perchlorate into the water supply.

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