Posted by LN (Austin, TX) on 06/13/2009
[YEA] Turmeric together with eliminating sugar & gluten cured my Candida.
I had a candida infection for 15 years and had tried many treatments including over-the-counter creams, acupuncture, naturopathy, hydrogen peroxide, raw garlic, and various dietary regimen. Last year I took the plunge and eliminated all sugar, including fruit and all starches, from my diet and experienced some relief of my symptoms, but the yeast was still present and would flare up now and then.
What finally worked for me was taking turmeric 3x a day along with cutting way down on sugar and totally eliminating gluten (I ate rice and corn but no fruit, refined sugar, honey, etc). I experienced yeast die-off symptoms (all my symptoms seemed to get much worse for several days) but then the symptoms lessened and finally abated!
Here's what I did with the turmeric (credit goes to the Kundalini Yoga Tradition for this info):
Make turmeric paste by mixing 1/4 cup of turmeric with enough water to form a thin paste and boiling it on the stove for 5 minutes. Stir continuously and add water as needed. Store the paste in glass jar with a tight-fitting lid in the fridge for up to 30 days.
Heat 1.5 cups of milk, almond milk, soy milk, or rice milk to almost boiling.
Pour milk in a mug.
Dissolve 1 heaping teaspoon of turmeric paste in the milk.
Add sweetener to taste (use stevia powder if you are avoiding sugar).
Add 1 tsp. of almond oil.
It's sweet, warm, and delicious! Even my husband, who is not adventurous with food, loves Golden Milk.
I drank three cups of this a day for six weeks in conjunction with eliminating refined sugar, fruit, and gluten from my diet. Once my symptoms were gone, I introduced refined sugar and fruit back into my diet but when I tried to re-introduce gluten, I had bad results so I no longer eat gluten.