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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
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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.

Replied by Eve
Just wondering Diane, if baking soda might also be called Bicarbonite Soda? Maybe this is its name in Australia???
Replied by Frances
Cabarlah, Qld.
Bi-carbonate Soda, Sodium bicarbonate as called in Australia is baking soda.

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.

Posted by Bill (St. Louis, MO, USA) on 02/02/2009
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My lady friend developed a severe case of some type of yeast or fungus overgrowth. It began as a red area under one breast, and soon spread to both breasts, upper chest, stomach and groin area. I suspect a recent injection of steroids (to relieve poison ivy) to be the cause, but that is only speculation. This rash was severe. She was Dr. prescribed a cream and then a powder-- with little effect. I recommended the Apple Cider Vinegar Cure, along with making sure the affected area stayed clean and dry. We applied (again, use only), organic, unfiltered, non-pasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar. She applied the ACV directly to the affected area. It is important to note that applying the ACV to a severe rash is Very Painful! I suggest that if you cannot tolerate the pain, you might start with a diluted (50%?) mixture until some of the "rawness" disappears. RESULTS: 100 Percent CURE! Absolutely amazing. She continued the application for about two weeks, with results beginning immediately. Her skin dried completely, the rash and finally the redness disappeared. Thank You Earthclinic, Thank You Ted!

Replied by Pj
Columbia, Sc
Wow, I had three rounds of steriods after systemic poison ivy. I have been fighting what I believe is candida of my lungs and organs. It has been 8 months of hell. Been to every type of Dr. and forced them to do a candida test which came back elevated. Of course no treatment was perscribed as they dont believe candida is a problem. Trying to treat myself but not much sucess. The worst part is not being able to breathe 24/7.
Replied by Lisa
Hi PJ,

I had similar lung problems, breathing issues, but also pain. Mine started long before I had any idea I had candida, so I used an inhaler or some sort of systemic med for asthma, though it was not a classic case according to my doctors. It kept it under control, but I could never understand why I developed asthma in my 30s. Twenty years later I had a huge health crisis, part of which was candida. I got off all sugar and yeast, which included most of my bread, ie gluten, and 10 months later my lungs seemed to be better, so got off all of my asthma meds too. I had been taking them 20 years faithfully. That was 7 years ago and still no issued. I believe it was candida in the lungs, as many other symptoms disappeared also, sinus problems, skin issues, etc. Start with your diet first and look on this site for natural antifungals you can add to your diet; especially ACV.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile , Tn
HI U PJ, , , , , , , , , this is my second attempt to address your post.

First, candida is a tough problem to deal with. If you don't have jack then you have to go with Bill's program. But if you do have jack, like say $4600, then you can buy you a plasma GB 4000 Rife Machine and treat every known ailment. That is the way I rid my self of Candida. I am still working on my blood cancer using this and other protocols.

As far as poison ivy is concerned, stay away. Or do as a couple told us about in my chelation sessions. Chew on young tender leaves of poison ivy. They did this and are no longer affected by poison ivy. It's the homeopathic way. Just take enough that your system builds up a resistance to the plant.

I really don't know why or how you equate candida and poison ivy , but I am not in your shoes. I wish I had the answer, but I don't.

You are right about your MD's. They have no appreciation for candida and have no clue how to rid you of this critter.

I wish you well.


Posted by Scott (Paradise, California) on 09/11/2007
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Better But With Side Effects:
Hi. I am a new user of ACV and am very pleased and surprised at the way it is helped me to feel better. I know that I have always struggled with candidiasis, but never got the complete relief from it using other remedies. The ACV has made an incredible difference in how I feel. I have also experienced the other benefits of increased energy, decreased anxiety, better sleep. However, there is one concern I have that I hope someone can help me with. Sometimes when I take the ACV it seems to upset my stomach. Help! I really value this remedy, but I'm concerned about stomach upset. Thanks.

Replied by LuAnn
Rapid City, SD
Try diluting it in warm water if you are taking it straight. May help. Or try having your apple cider vinegar in your salad instead. Something in the stomach may also help.
Replied by Darlene
Denver, Colorado
If you put the acv in v-8 juice you can't even taste the acv.
Replied by Dee
Redlands, CA
Also, don't forget that yeast infections are prominent with diabetes. I suffered yeast infections for years because my blood sugar ran high at times! Make sure that you're blood sugar is stable!
Replied by Veroanique
Melbourne, FL
Try adding a pinch of baking soda. According to a lot of comments, that alleviated negative stomach reactions to ACV.
Replied by Martin Rivera
East Chicago, Indiana
Make sure you are taking the organic avc do not take the one that is already filtered. U need to buy the Apple Cider Vinegar from a health store

Posted by Sean (Sydney, Australia)
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The Apple cider vinegar is amazing.. I was suffering from candidas overgrowth, and the GP in Sydney couldn't diagnose what's wrong with me..I am suffering with this intolerable illness for seven years. All these years I went for the frantic search for my solution on my constant migraine, constant numbness on my palm and feet, swaying backside, chronic fatigue and other negative symptom. I limit my diet, but that almost killed me, as I am losing pounds and becoming like a stick. But as soon as I apply myself with the ACV, the impact is almost instantaneous, my allergies are gone, I felt a new rush of energy, my face glow and my arthritis almost disappear miraculously. When I spit on a glass of water my saliva not longer form legs at the bottom, this happens only two days prior to the taking of ACV, and I am getting such an outstanding result. I am confident that if I apply myself daily for another month, I shall be liberate from this long torturing state. I would like to thank this site for providing me with such invaluable information, Thank you so much!!

Replied by Lee
Mn, Usa
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How much ACV do you take a day? Are you still Candidia free? I take ACV daily, but my Candidia is out of control. I wonder if I am not taking enough???

Replied by Mary
According to a episode on How it's Made, H ----brand of ACV is made from corn therefore, they stated, it is corn ethanol and not a drop of apple.

B Vitamins  

Posted by Cindy (Usa) on 12/17/2014

Bill, I have a question on supplemental yeast.

There is bakers yeast, brewers yeast and nutritional yeast. How do you know which to use and can any be used if you suspect candida condition. I am most interested in taking one for the b vitamins they may have. I don't seem to tolerate supplemental b vitamins in ANY form and also know that my digestion is better if I can cut out all grain. So now I have trouble with insomnia and wondering if b's can help?

Thank you for any help.

Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Philippines

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Hi Cindy...I would simply take the B50 complex as recommended. You should only purchase the form that is made from the synthetic type of B Vitamins, which is not made from the yeast forms. Generally, on the bottle it should say something like "derived from yeast". This form should be avoided if you have candida. The B vitamins are necessary for proper digestion, blood, nerves etc. If you also have difficult digestion problems then then I would simply try taking this protocol.

To help cure the insomnia(from the candida waste poisons) I would ensure to alkalize the body at least twice a day using Ted's lemon/lime or ACV with baking soda protocol. Last thing at night I would also take a half teaspoon of baking soda with water. This helps to neutralize poisons in the blood and also helps to maintain favorable and healing levels of pH in the body. Niacin or niacinamide(500 mg twice a day) will also help to relax you and also helps to kill the fungus. Magnesium Chloride or Magnesium Citrate are also useful for relaxing the body(250mg twice a day).

Supplementing 25 mgs of sodium molybdate in water every day(as Ted recommends) will also help to neutralize and reduce the candida waste toxin problems in your body. Take this dosage every day for two weeks and then take a week off the protocol. See this research. I am also aware that sodium molybdate can be difficult to find on the internet but I have seen it for sale on

Eating grain-based foods seems to cause Americans many problems and that's because grains not only contain gluten but they also contain dangerous pesticides. And all grains in America are now grown as GMO crops. Have a look at what Dr Serilini's long term research study, recently republished(because Monsanto couldn't stop The Truth), has to say on GMO maize to see what Monsanto's Roundup Ready grain weedkiller/GM brands do to your body in the longterm -- especially if you are female. So not only will American wheat cause gluten and other problems in the body but wheat also contains carbohydrates which are converted to sugars in the body. Sugar feeds candida and helps it to spread rapidly. All bad, in other words.

So, in America, we eat a huge variety of plastic chemical food products that act to poison the body and you pay the agricultural chemical companies handsomely for that distinct privilege. This makes Americans sick and diseased. Then we go to our doctors who recommend drugs(more synthetic poisons) and we are confused as to why they can't cure us. But we never argue because they are supposed to be the experts -- right?

Essentially it's the drug media propaganda machine(brainwashing) vs. your own direct experience and common sense and you shouldn't need a double blind placebo study costing millions to work that one out.

Replied by Janinaw
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Take a multivitamin as a base only. For sleep, take calcium/ magnesium pill2 of them at 250. This will stop any cramping and the calcium will hep you sleep. Do not drink or eat any dairy products. You will make things worse do not even drink kefir. It still is a dairy product with added probiotics.

Baking Soda  

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Posted by Mandandi (Gaborone, Botswana) on 04/12/2015
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After reading about the effectiveness of bicarbonate of soda here last Nov (2014); I decided to follow the advice to take 1/8 teaspoon in a glass of water morning and evening for candida.

Well, that worked well for me. There were 3 months of die-off but thereafter the candida load has clearly reduced. My tongue has more pink in it. Depression is gone. Insomnia is gone. Jock itch, armpit rashes, itchy eyes, brain fog, athlete's foot are all gone. Only toe-nails are still deformed but they are slowly clearing.

I will take the soda till my tongue is pink.

For the past two weeks, I have also been doing herbal enemas too - 3 cloves of crushed garlic, a leaf of aloe vera in a cup of water then adding up more water to make a 2 litre enema solution. That has helped me I realize. My colon was blocked, and it still is I think. I will carry on with the enemas till the candida has cleared.

Posted by Leslie (Methuen, Ma) on 12/29/2014

Hello Bill /Ted

I have candida and I am on a protocol from my Chiropractor that includes a strict diet and remedies that includes Myconil for the candida and I also started with gravity fed colonic irrigation. We know I have it because of the white tongue, rash that happens under my breasts and the itching in and around my vaginal area, and mucus that comes out when I have a colonic.

I started with 10 drops 3x per day of the Myconil, and did that for 3 months I am now up to 20 drops 3x per day. I came across your site by accident and have been reading but am confused on what recipe to use for the candida, and If I can use this in conjunction with the Myconil.

If you think it is ok to use your recipe also I will show it to my Chiropractor and see what he thinks also since I respect his opinion.

Just so you know, I did read your baking soda recipes and I didn't see any heading for Candida but read comments referring to what you said you used but no specifics.

Thank you for your time in answering and trying to help, this fungus is horrible!

Sincerely, Leslie

Posted by Pamela (Albany, Ga) on 06/13/2014

I've had systemic candidiasis for as long as I can remember. I've tried many things, but almost everything I try seems to have the opposite effect on me, making me worse. I recently read about using baking soda, but one of my questions is, doesnt this lower the acid in your stomach? I have low stomach acid so I don't want to make that worse either. how can I treat candida while not lowering the stomach acid? What is the best, most recent protocol for this? I read the threads and there are so many different things it's very confusing.

Replied by Timh Donate

Pamela: Candida is not your disease, it's the effect of some other disease like parasitic infestation (very high risk for pet owners) or any number of pathogens that are the primary cause resulting in immune dysfunction.

I would recommend taking Oregano Oil extracts in the a.m. and garlic oil extract before retiring as a simple first step. An herbal parasite formula like "Black Walnut Complex" is advised. Also take 25-50 mg Zinc Citrate w/ 10, 000 iu Vit-A daily (this will boost immune function and protect the gut from invading pathogens. L-Glutamine will boost the immune cells in the intestines.

Start w/ this and continue for a few wks and if you don't see much good results fallow Bill's anti-candida protocol which is available in full version in his new book "Killing So Sweetly" or the truncated version here on E.C.

Posted by Gypsyangel (Auckland, New Zealand) on 01/09/2012

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HI, I have been taking Baking soda for a week now and had maintained around 7.5 for most of this time but now in the last 2 days I have gone very acidic - down to 6. I am trying to treat candida. My spit tests are also showing the candida more aggresive and now I have sore nipples? Can anyone tell me what happened? Is this common for a flare-up or should I be concerned?

Replied by Jen
Bozeman, Mt, Us
Dear Gypsyangel, You are having a bit of a die off effect which is good. It means that your efforts are working and soon you will feel much better. It is very common with any yeast treatment. Keep up with the Baking soda and eventually the symptoms will start to go away.
Replied by Rsw
Uniontown, Oh
Can the twice a day baking soda alkalizing remedy be taken for longer than five days? I read that someone said to take it for five days only, then a break. Also, can bottled lemon or lime juice be substituted for the fresh lemon or lime? How about grapefruit juice? can it be used instead of the lemon juice? Thank you for any additional information you may have.
Replied by Timh Donate

Louisville, Usa
Rsw, the number of days of alkalizing varies greatly in humans with their various conditions, diets, etc. The only true way to tell is by doing daily saliva on PH test strips.

As for bottled reconstituted lemon juice, I have used it over the fruit for convenience with good results. It may have very little added Vit-C but usually nothing else (depending on brand - read labels). I first tried alkalizing using Grapefruit juice but had to discontinue due to inhibition of liver enzymes. If you are taking any prescription meds it is not advised to use Grapefruit because the drug builds up in the blood because the liver can't metabolize fast enough.

Replied by Vinny
Atlanta, Georgia
The side effect of having baking soda is not what caused your PH level to lower I can assure you. Baking Soda is highly alkalizing to the body. I take about 2-3 teaspoons of Baking Soda nearly every day and is awesome at maintaing PH balance. Baking Soda is roughly around 9 on the PH scale so it's not acidic.

Revisit your diet or prescription drugs you may have taken. Also realize that many websites who try to tell you what is Alkalining or Acidic contradict one another so you may be eating/drinking something you feel is alkalining when it really isn't. If you're at a 6, it's really bad!

Take two litres of Baking Soda a day, with 1-2 teaspoons in each litre of water (or 1/2 litre, what you prefer). That will alkaline you and get you back to normal. Add lime juice since you're really low. Do this for 2-3 days and after that just resume to. 5-1 litre Baking Soda

Baking Soda, Lemon Juice, Coconut Oil  

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Posted by Anonomous (Everywhere, Usa) on 06/23/2010
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My 2 cents on Candida

I won't go into great detail, but I had a rash for several years and I tried everything you can imagine. Borax both internally and externally, Niacinamide in large doses, Raw garlic in high doses, urine therapy and alot of other creams and natural cures. Some helped, but you can tell when something really starts to kill the stuff. And for me that was BAKING SODA 1/4 teaspoon in lemon juice 3 times daily, and coconut oil about one to teaspoons 2 or 3 times daily.

All the itching stopped, stuff came out of my skin and the rash went away finally... I DID NOT change my diet either and since then I eat and drink whatever I want to. Even Beer!

So, I am not saying this will work for everyone, but it worked for me. I did this for about 6 to 8 weeks.

Replied by Emma
Salt Lake City, Ut
So quick question, do you ingest the lemon juice, baking soda combo and the coconut oil or apply it directly to your skin? I'm going to give this one a try.

EC: Most likely ingesting... The lemon juice & baking soda added to water is one of Ted's alkalizing remedies:

Baking Substitutions  

Posted by Bobbie (Jamestown, Pa) on 01/17/2011

I know this is not a website for baking recipes. But I have a very aggravating problem. I am using your website to get off the sugar, to kill off the candida in my body. I have to bake sweet things for my husband all the time, every 2 days or so. He wants nothing to do with my healthy food. So I am on a search for something I can bake for myself, ingredients I CAN use. Is anything from tapioca ok to use? They sell tapioca starch. They mention rice flour, & xanthum gum, all these for gluten free recipes. I wanted to alter the recipes by putting stevia in them. I have tried buckwheat flour, to make my muffins, with cinnamon in them... Oh boy :(. I am about to try millet now. Hope it tastes better!

I know I have to get off the sugar addiction, but I am almost "freaking out" here, trying not to touch my husband's goodies I am making him. (By "freaking out", I mean I am getting mean-spirited! ) It would be easier if I did not have to bake his stuff for him, but I do.

Can you help me? Or refer me to a site that will tell me more? Thank you so very much, Bobbie ps... I tried to register on your site, it won't let me for some reason.

Replied by Analoggal
Rancho Cordova, U.s.a.
Hi Bobbie,

There is a really great website that deals entirely with candida/yeast issues. Go to this address: Over to the left of the page there are tabs, click on the one that says Blog. From there you will see different subjects and one of those is for recepies. If you need more recipes than what is listed, then contact Dan, he is the creator of the website. Just click on the tab that says, Contact me, he is really caring, and responds usually within 24 to 48 hours. Good luck!

Replied by Imma
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

I wish to offer a suggestion in regard to a craving for sweets that the writer of the above email refers to as being difficult to manage. At times I have found myself in the same predicament, and there is a really great solution to this problem, a solution one can use when working on getting rid of candida, or attempting to lose weight.

Brown rice is a complex carbohydrate and very nutritious. My preferred type is Lundberg organically grown that here in Canada can be purchased in health food stores. It has to be simmered to about 45-50 minutes. The best and most therapeutic way to consume it is to eat a small amount - perhaps 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup every 2 hours or so, but it should not be eaten as one would eat regular food; rather, it should be MASTICATED IN THE MOUTH UNTIL IT BECOMES LIQUID, which will mean that one has to chew it about 100 times. If you pretend to have a chewing gum in the mouth instead of food, and it will be easy. This is extremely valuable as nourishment, for much of the breakdown of the food will have occurred in the mouth by the enzymes in the saliva, which is very helpful for those that have a compromised digestive system. Furthermore, the complex carbohydrates of brown rice will stabilize the blood sugar and sugar cravings will vanish. Consumed in this way, simple brown rice ends up being a highly beneficial balancing, nourishing and healing food. It also is rich in roughage and will promote excellent elimination.

Many blessings of health and joy to all......... Imma

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx
There was an article in this past week's Woman's World magazine claiming that if you eliminate wheat and products containing wheat from your diet altogether, that the sugar cravings will stop.

About the brown rice, I just started using Success brown rice that you boil for 10 minutes. It doesn't taste bad at all and I wonder if it would have the same effect? I am not good at chewing my food well, by the way.

Something I recently tried was chopping garlic and letting it sit for 10 minutes to release the allicin and then putting it in steamed veggies with a capful of olive oil. Delicious!

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx
I just read this on another site:

It is important to restore the normal acidophilus and bifidus organism in the GI tract which are killed with antibiotics and predispose to candida.

If there is a situation of low stomach acidity , betaine HCL needs to be added as the candida organisms thrive best in an alkaline environment. You want to make an inhospitable neighborhood for them. If food allergies have developed, further digestive enzyme support may be needed.

It is also helpful to support the immune system with thymus fractions.

What surprised me about this excerpt is that it says candida thrives best in an alkaline environment!!! Here we are, alkalyzing like crazy. What does TED think about this?

What helped me is using coconut oil mixed with the contents of a neem capsule and then heading out for sunshine. Last night I tried a concoction that was from the site on how to make Neem soap. I mixed together as many ingredients as I could, applied it, and then took a normal shower. Here are the recipies. If you don't have all the ingredients, it's OK. Helped my vitiligo that may be presenting from a candida condition. Skin feels better already!!! Looks better too. Hyperpigmented areas seemed to lighten. I think it is better to treat it twice a day also.

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
The following is what is written on the site you gave: "If there is a situation of low stomach acidity , betaine HCL needs to be added as the candida organisms thrive best in an alkaline environment. You want to make an inhospitable neighborhood for them. If food allergies have developed, further digestive enzyme support may be needed." ... The alkaline environment that the author is talking about is in the stomache which is why she recommends betaine HCL. The alkalizing that is talked about here (EC) is to help alkalize your body, not your stomache acid, which is why it is not recommended that you eat for one and a half hours after taking any of the alkalizing remedies plus to wait a minimum of half an hour after a meal before taking any alkalizing remedy.
Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
Love the neem soap recipe link, thanks for the info.

Bentonite Clay  

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Posted by Vanessa (China (from Nm, Usa)) on 03/02/2014

Hi, this question is for Bill. My husband has had systemic candida for at least 40 years (he is 61 years old). His main symptom of candida is serious depression. He refuses to take anything that kills candida because the die-off reaction is also depression. Do you know if bentonite clay can reduce the die-off since it flushes toxins out of the body? Thanks for your time!

Replied by Bill Donate

San Fenando, Philippines

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Hi Vanessa...Bentonite clay will certainly help against candida. Bentonite should be taken in a glass of water outside mealtimes together with psyllium husks for best effect. Azomite is another one that is used in the same way. What I would also advise is to add a squeezed lemon to the bentonite, psyllium and water as well as to regularly take milk thistle and a magnesium supplement(Magnesium Chloride or Magnesium Citrate forms are best).

Bentonite is renowned for its detoxing properties which include removal of parasites, bacteria, toxins and many heavy metals. For more on Bentonite's health properties see here and here.

One caveat with Bentonite. Don't use bentonite together with allopathic drugs at the same time -- because bentonite will also act to remove synthetic drugs from the intestines as well. So do not supplement bentonite within 2 hours of any allopathic drug use.

Also, supplementing Molybdenum or sodium molybdate acts to generate and increase an enzyme in the body called aldehyde dehydrogenase (AD) which is the main enzyme that removes aldehydes and alcohols from the body. The majority of toxins emitted as waste by candida are aldehydes which can seriously effect the brain and mood. The AD enzyme converts aldehydes to acetic acit which is actually beneficial for the body. Additionally, adding pantethine and pantothenic acid to this protocol will also help to remove and safely neutralize dangerous candida toxins in the blood and this will consequently help to remove the depression and improve your husbands mood. Because sodium molybdate also kills candida -- this means that candida will be killed while, at the same time, acting also to neutralize and remove candida toxins so no side-effects on the mind should happen on die-off. See this link for the full details on dosages for molybdenum, pantethine and pantethenic acid(Vitamin B5). Taking a regular laxative (Philip's Milk of Magnesia should also be used -- this will also help to kill candida because of its high alkalinity and will remove alot of intestinal debris quickly).

Since your husband has had candida for over 40 years, then its practically a certainty that his fungal infection will be system wide or a systemic infection -- this means that his candida infection will not be just in the intestines but will also be in the blood, organs and tissues of his body.

For now, because of the amount of candida in his body and his extreme sensitivity to die off, I would simply concentrate on the complete removal of all candida from his intestines which always tends to be the throne of candida. Once this has been achieved and the symptoms reduced then perhaps you can move him on to a proper and full anti-candida protocol that will get rid of the candida and other bacterial infections from his blood. If you do not attempt to remove the systemic candida form from his blood, then it will simply act to come back in to repopulate and re-infect his intestines later. There is a full candida protocol, which includes diet here on EC.

Replied by Lardiver
Abbotsford Bc
5 out of 5 stars

Try kefir, it has been used for thousands of years, its natural and will do everything for you and get rid of the candida


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Posted by Larisag (Lancaster, Pa) on 08/12/2012

HI. I am coming to the realization this awful itching, burning, "crawling" rash that started on my forehead and has spread to down my face even onto my neck a little bit could be a Candida yeast infection. I am overwhelmed with all the possible ways yo cure this - Threelac, Fivelac, Biotin, etc. I will try them all! I am curiuos about your Biotin. IS this over the counter? fast can I expect this to work? THANKS!!!

Replied by Matthew
Toronto, On, Canada
Hi Larisag, Biotin is actually a vitamin. It should be available wherever you can get a wide selection of vitamins (I got mine at the supermarket).

For me, the effect was noticeable after about a week. Within a few weeks, everything cleared up almost completely, and it just keeps getting better and better.

From what I've read, biotin works by preventing the formation of rhizoids (they're like roots that allow the fungus to attach to your intestines). In other words, it doesn't kill fungus at all.

Because of this, I think the treatment should be continued until long after the symptoms have subsided and it may be useful to add other approaches to the mix.

For me, eating more vegetables and fiber while reducing my consumption of coffee made a big difference.

I use virgin coconut oil every now and then too. It wasn't enough by itself, but it does seem to work well alongside the Biotin.

Posted by Matthew (Toronto, On, Canada) on 08/11/2012
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Hi There, Over the past few years, I've had lots of trouble with Candida. My whole body had gone fungal - skin eruptions everywhere, terrible fatigue, brain fog, illness, etc. I've tried many things, including coconut oil, antifungal medications, alkalizing diets, black walnut, etc. While all of those things seemed to help temporarily, the problem would recur after a few days.

I finally got rid of it when I discovered an article on another site about some promising research conducted using Biotin as a mitigating agent for rhizoid formation. Since I've had great success, I would like to share my findings.

I've been using about 3000 micrograms of Biotin daily for a few weeks now, with a spoonful of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, as well as a strong lactobacillus acidophilus yogurt (50 million bacteria per serving) and a diet high in vegetables and low in sugar.

Within 3 days of starting the treatment, my facial eruptions disappeared, the spots on my arms started to turn back to normal color, and my itching stopped. My dandruff is nearly gone, my eyelashes are no longer shedding little flakes, and some kind of fungal growth on my big toe rubbed right off in the shower - as if my body rejected it.

I hope it continues to work as well as it has. I'll update in a few weeks if the situation changes.

Replied by Marilyn
Coulterville, California
Since I came to the United States, my body chemistry has changed and has been afflicted not only with candida but also psoriasis. I have a strong feeling that it is a result of consuming western diets, which I have never exposed before having come from the PI and had only eaten what's grown from the ground and some occasional seafood and some chicken meat.

I have been having a total war with psoriasis and candida by discipling myself and being careful with what I put inside my mouth. I have replaced eating white rice with brown or wild/ black rice. I have also replaced eating white punky bread with whole wheat bread and have gone almost to eating vegetarian diet. I have almost replaced meat consumption with eating pulses/legumes. They are very cheap but very nutritious source of protien and fiber free from cholesterol and diseases. I also have elliminated cheese from my diet and those sweet/chocolate stuff (dessert) I replaced it with carob from the health food store and just be temperate with sweets like only eat less than a teaspoon for only a taste. I 've been using almond milk/ soy milk and seldom have soda's. I am disciplining myself to be eating large amount of veggies (cooked and raw). I have been noticing that my psoriasis has been under control now and is slowly going away. I have a lot of energy and do not feel any crawling or itchy feeling whenever I eat legumes or faked meat from Morning star product.

I haven't tried taking Biotin for candida, yet and have been thinking of going back eating to a natural, simple diet that grows from the ground and not made and manipultaed by man for profits.

Replied by Sarmad
Punjab, IN
I read an article here and I follow some home remedies, and worked well for me within just 12 hours. and the good news is that it was treated at home without any expenses, and medicines