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Chamomile Tea   1  0   

Posted by Bobbie (Sydney, Australia) on 05/23/2011

[YEA]  I suffered from candidiasis after I had had 4 days of iv antibiotics (in hospital) for a bowel infection - and then, while my intestines were quite vulnerable (flora imbalance), I ate a mouldy pancake (unknowingly of course). Huge, itchy red welts spread over my body withins days. I even had white fungus growth in my ear canals (my ENT specialist showed me on his video screen). I tried most of the remedies on this site with some success (oregano oil, bicarb in drinking water, kefir and h2o2 etc). With each remedy that I tried, I got better but found it was true that I had to make sure I was trying new anti-fungals and alkalining remedies to keep on top of the infection (apparently, it mutates very quickly). It wasn't until I drank Chamomile tea that all my symptoms finally disappeared.

I had 3 cups of hot and v strong chamomile tea within a couple of hours (I used tea bags, although I imagine loose leaf would have been better). It gave me a big headache but I kept it up with at least 2 cups per day, for the next week.

I have been free of candidiasis for 2 years now and feel that the combination of exercise, healthy eating (alkalising foods), rotating anti-fungals and especially chamomile tea helped me enormously.

Check for Sjogren   1  0   

Posted by Basela (JAX, usa) on 06/30/2007

[YEA]  Check to see if you have Sjogren Syndrome: Sjogren Syndrom causes dry mouth and eyes and thrush in the mouth due to Candidas.

Replied by LuAnn
Rapid City , South Dakota
12/07/2008
Would love to know more about this. At night mostly, I mostly have a very dry mouth. Doesn't matter how much I drink, always dry at night. At work my eyes are dry and my lips seem dry, but because I talk all day on phones, I can only sip or drink on breaks. There are times when my tongue actually sticks to my mouth when that dry. Awfull. Wondering if this is a something I need to worry about. I do have Systemic Candidiasis. So I am apt to have a whole lot of syndromes. Hoping this is not one to add to the list. Thanks LuAnn Got some advice?
Replied by Anon
San Francisco, CA
04/13/2009
RE: Dry Mouth. Are you on medical drugs? Toxins often make your mouth dry. Pesticides on plants, herbs, etc. also can cause dry mouth. Ny dry mouth goes away when I stop taking food or herbs that cause dry mouth. (I don't take "meds," since many are too toxic.

For DRY EYES, I juice about half a small onion with other vegetables, which makes my eyes quite moist. (Recall how you tear easily when peeling onions?) Also, for dry mouth, I eat mung beans SPROUTS. It naturally cleans my eyes and makes it moist. This might work for dry mouth. too.

Clogged Ears   0  0   

Posted by Amy (U.S.) on 02/01/2015

I am back here to earth clinic to ask for help. About a month ago, I read the information about candida (so much information and somewhat overwhelming). Anyway I have adopted the diet - have cut out all grain and sugar, little carbs and started a few of the supplements recommended. I do feel better and will be continuing with this, but am having a hard time with my ears being blocked and affecting my hearing and balance. Why does it seem like I had less blocked ears on my former poor diet than on improved diet? I think I have a long standing bacterial/viral/fungal/biofilm in my ears? Many years ago I would use the foam earplugs at night and unfortunately, not knowing any better then, I kept reusing the same ones and may have introduced fungus from them being dirty. Can I get to the problem in the inner ear somehow? I am afraid to put anything in my ears until I get some good information on what to do. The inside of my ear canal feels very sticky most of the time.

I have also cut out fruit from my diet. Can you have any at all like berries or apples?

I would also like to pass along something I found on internet search for constipation that has so far made a big difference for the better for me. I use 1 tablespoon slippery elm powder and 1 tablespoon psyllium powder mixed with a cup of water and drink immediately. Then I drink 2 more cups of water after that and try to drink extra water during the day. There is a youtube video for this if I can find it again I can give the link. Hope this can help someone as it is helping me. Good health to all.

Replied by Amy
U.s
02/03/2015
please could some one help me? thanks
Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile , Tn.
02/03/2015
HI U AMY, , , , , , , , , I too have candida and in my ears. Probably no one has responded because candida is a long lifetime chore and no one has an instant solution. For the long term ..... follow Ted and Bill's protocol. For the short term I spray my ears with Dr Tichenor's Antiseptic.

https://www.drtichenor.com/about/history

It has been used in the South since the Civil War. It is essentially grain alcohol and peppermint, but don't sell it short. All these posts on Jocky itch etc., have to take a back seat to this brew. It cures lots of stuff. Yep, it burns.

I fuss at folks for making demands, but your plea broke my heart. You were not being ignored by the EC folks, but Candida is TOUGH CITY , and there is no easy solution.

Dr Tichenor's is hard to find anymore. It can be found on the internet.

Wish you well ......======ORH========

Replied by Amy
U.s
02/03/2015
thank you ORH. I appreciate your kind reply!

I looked up your recommendation on amazon. Is it the mouthwash antiseptic you are refering to? Do you dilute it to spray in your ears? Wish you well in your battle with candida. I have to wonder if mine is fungal form now. I fear losing my hearing and I am not 60 yet. I will try anything to save it and am determined to win!

Replied by Bill
San Fernando
02/03/2015
1165 Posts
Hi Amy...It is a fact of life that whenever you take any good anti-candida protocol -- initially you will always feel awful(to some degree) before you feel better. These are called Herx reactions and will vary from person to person. This Herx reaction is unavoidable because whenever you kill huge numbers of candida then various poisons are always released directly into the blood. This causes stress on the liver to get rid of them -- hence you fell awful.

Similarly, heavy metal build-up is also involved in candida issues. So when you detox, then you will similarly get heavy metals dumped into the blood -- with consequent further stress on your liver to get rid of it and the result is the same -- you feel awful. There can be many other symptoms arising from both the Herx and detox effects -- too numerous to mention -- but these should all subside and disappear as you successfully get rid of the candida and heavy metals from your body in time.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando
02/03/2015
1165 Posts
Hi Robert Henry...Interesting what you say about Tichenor's Antiseptic -- for sure peppermint is a strong anti-fungal and should work well against the candida.

The remedies I have used for ear problems involve either using drops of Lugol's iodine and water or just using plain store-bought 1% hydrogen peroxide on its own. I simply use a dropper and fill up the ear carefully. Then I would hold it there for a minute or two in my ear. These remedies are pain-free but the HP will tickle like crazy because of the bubbling(proof positive that it is killing the bad stuff in your ears). With both these remedies, I would then empty out my ears and that's it. I do not wash my ears out -- I leave it there to continue its good work.

When I had serious candida issues some while ago, I also had awful wax build-up problems in my ears. Have to admit that this problem must have also had something to do with my systemic candida problems too. The ear wax itself also smelled awful and loads of it. I used the above simple remedies to clear them out for good(including the wax). Now I never have anymore smelly wax build-up in my ears and my ears are clear of fungus.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.
02/04/2015
HI U AMY, , , , , , , I do not dilute Dr. Tichnor's but only spray it in my ears.

Guess you saw Bill's post to you and it is probably the way to go. ====ORH=====

Cloves   1  0   

Posted by Snowbird (Dublin, Oh) on 03/12/2013

[YEA]  Cloves for Candida: I have had very good results by adding a lot of ground cloves (spice) to my beverages and foods. While many other things also help candida, (biotic silver, probiotics, etc. ) I haven't seen too much information re cloves, so I thought I would share this. Cloves help to kill any parasite eggs within the body, also making them helpful in this regard as well.

Coconut Oil   3  0   

Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 04/01/2015 | 1165 Posts

At last some believable independent research from PubMed on the useful action of Virgin Coconut Oil on candida.

I stumbled onto this research paper which duly confirms that a substance called D, L-2-hydroxyisocaproic acid (HICA) will act against candida in the following way: inhibits candida growth; inhibits and reduces biofilm formation; reduces the production of candida waste poisons like acetaldehyde; destroys candida hyphae; inhibits the mutagenicity(cancer forming) of candida waste poisons; reduces inflammation.

In case anyone is wondering what the heck D, L-2-hydroxyisocaproic acid is -- VCO contains caproic acid and D, L-2-hydroxyisocaproic acid is just an isomer of the same.

So what they are really talking about in this research paper is why VCO, which also contains caproic acid, is so hugely beneficial as a natural supplement when you have systemic candida problems. Notably, VCO also contains caprylic acid, lauric acid and myristic acid -- all with additional, wide-acting and significant action across many pathogen species as well.

Here is the research Abstract:

"The ability of C. albicans to form biofilms is a major virulence factor and a challenge for management. This is evident in biofilm-associated chronic oral-oesophageal candidosis, which has been shown to be potentially carcinogenic in vivo. We have previously shown that most Candida spp. can produce significant levels of mutagenic acetaldehyde (ACH). ACH is also an important mediator of candidal biofilm formation. We have also reported that D, L-2-hydroxyisocaproic acid (HICA) significantly inhibits planktonic growth of C. albicans. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of HICA on C. albicans biofilm formation and ACH production in vitro. Inhibition of biofilm formation by HICA, analogous control compounds or caspofungin was measured using XTT to measure biofilm metabolic activity and PicoGreen as a marker of biomass. Biofilms were visualised by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). ACH levels were measured by gas chromatography. Transcriptional changes in the genes involved in ACH metabolism were measured using RT-qPCR. The mean metabolic activity and biomass of all pre-grown (4,24,48 h) biofilms were significantly reduced after exposure to HICA (p<0.05) with the largest reductions seen at acidic pH. Caspofungin was mainly active against biofilms pre-grown for 4 h at neutral pH. Mutagenic levels (>40 M) of ACH were detected in 24 and 48 h biofilms at both pHs. Interestingly, no ACH production was detected from D-glucose in the presence of HICA at acidic pH (p<0.05). Expression of genes responsible for ACH catabolism was up-regulated by HICA but down-regulated by caspofungin. SEM showed aberrant hyphae and collapsed hyphal structures during incubation with HICA at acidic pH. We conclude that HICA has potential as an antifungal agent with ability to inhibit C. albicans cell growth and biofilm formation. HICA also significantly reduces the mutagenic potential of C. albicans biofilms, which may be important when treating bacterial-fungal biofilm infections. "

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24867320

Other References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24990903

Replied by Pam
Uk
04/06/2015
Bill, I would be very careful about your statement "VCO contains caproic acid and D, L-2-hydroxyisocaproic acid is just an isomer of the same." I remember from my high school chemistry that isomers can behave very differently, and a quick search on wikepedia reveals "Isomers do not necessarily share similar properties, unless they also have the same functional groups". I cook with VCO, and consume it, but right now my systemic infestation with candida is off the scale and nothing is effective anymore, (my circulation has got dramatically worse too, sign of arterial and cardiovascular plaque) so you can bet they have boifilm protection.
Replied by Anon
Us
04/06/2015
There is a coconut oil cleanse that completely starves the candida in the book the coconut oil cures, if you are interested. I have considered it but not sure I can handle it until working up to ingesting that quantity of oil before attempting it.
Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
04/06/2015
1165 Posts
Hi Pam...You're absolutely right about L-2-Hydroxycaproic acid(LHCA) and isomer properties. What I should have made clear is that LHCA is an oxidant or is the oxidant form of caproic acid and, as confirmed from the research, this oxidant form is highly beneficial against candida.

The other thing to remember about caproic acid(or any ingested nutrient) is that when you ingest it as food, it will not necessarily stay as caproic acid but, while travelling throughout the body, will inevitably undergo many chemical changes due to chemical reactions including oxidation and reducton reactions. So LHCA may more simply be regarded as the oxidized form of caproic acid.

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is another one with a useful oxidant form called dehydroxyascorbic acid(DHAA). The hydroxy portion means that it contains a hydroxyl radical which therefore also makes it an oxidant. DHAA is actually more useful than ascorbic acid because it is a glucose mimic and is absorbed in larger amounts and faster via the glucose pathways(GLUT1) of the body whereas ascorbic acid or ascorbate uses the slower and limiting sodium transporters. So DHAA is able to reach cells quicker and in larger amounts than ordinary vitamin C. Once inside the cell the DHAA is then easily converted from the hydroxy or oxidant form into the more useful ascorbate(anti-oxidant form) by glutathione(anti-oxidant).

I am also a firm believer that a healthy body needs the correct balance in terms of oxidants/anti-oxidants. Generally, anti-oxidants are used as essential enzyme cofactors in the many important metabolic processes of the body. Oxidants in the body are also used for essential jobs like respiration and energy as well as in helping the immune system fight invading pathogens. Phagocytes and neutrophils convert chlorides and iodides to hypochlorous acid(oxidant) and hypoiodous acid(oxidant) respectively in order to destroy bacteria, fungus and viruses. In this same immune process hydrogen peroxide(oxidant) is also generated from vitamin c and is sprayed out into the blood to kill the pathogens as well. So you could also perhaps say that vitamin c is a safe way to actually store hydrogen peroxide(an oxidant) in the body.

Regarding your cholesterol and high blood problems, I think that higher dose niacin should help you here. Indeed, I have noticed that many drugs companies are now all incorporating niacin together with statins into their pills in order to make statins more respectable. So, instead, I would come off the statins and just start taking higher dose niacin(flush form) or inositol hexanicotinate(non-flush form) on its own -- at least 500 mgs twice a day.

I'm also not sure whether you have been following a candida protocol. My current anti-candida protocol is shown here.

I've also said often enough that systemic candida involves two dimorphic forms of candida: the yeast form and the fungal form. I've also recently come to the conclusion that there are two forms of systemic candida. The first systemic form is where the yeast form dominates the body and the second systemic form is where the fungal form dominates. The fungal form is by far the most virulent form and the most difficult form to cure.

So it may be that that the fungal form is dominating your body -- this makes it harder to cure. What I would do is simply buy some organic Gymnema sylvestre tea(GST) and drink this tea at least 4 times a day. GST acts to reduce blood sugar and also acts significantly to completely inhibit the transformation of the yeast candida form into the fungal form. In other words, GST strongly inhibits the fungal form. So, in this respect, drinking the GST every day should therefore help to greatly reduce the virulence and dominance of the fungal candida form leaving just the yeast form. The yeast or local candida form is much easier to cure.

I would also get a hair analysis. This will tell you your heavy metal and halide status and will also tell you what nutrients you are lacking in your diet. If you find that you have excessive high copper and low levels of zinc, glutathione, magnesium and low B vitamins(especially B6) then this will perhaps also confirm at least some further reasons for the fungal candida form dominating your body.

Replied by Marie
New York, US
04/06/2015
I have been very confused as to what is the right thing to take anymore as I am 60 year old female with high blood pressure besides diet and exercise.. can anyone recommend some good vitamins and supplements for the heart and for prevention? I am looking at nattokinase and lysine .. But would that take the place of COQ10. I am reading different doctors, Dean Ornish, Dr. Sinatra. thank you

Posted by Sandra (California, Us) on 09/05/2011

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  Thank you earthclinic for the wonderful website! On here I've found the cure for so many health problems from sore throat to eczema. I am now writing because I've started using VCO three weeks ago and I am loving it. The reason why I wanted to try it is because I think I have mouth candida. For the first two weeks I felt a huge difference in my mouth. It felt cleaner, fresher and that horrible white coat completely disappear!!

A few days ago I started to have an unpleasant taste in my mouth. I can't be sure if it is the metalic taste that some people describe but I can assure you that it is not nice. My tongue is not as pink as it was when I started taking VCO but not as bad as before I started taking it. My question is: Could the bad taste in my mouth be a symptom of candida die off or is it just that the oil worked in the the first two weeks and is not working anymore? Thanks very much

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
09/06/2011
Hi Sandra, California, I also started taking a bit of coconut oil again a few days ago and my tongue is white (while it nowadays is quite clean) and I have this bad taste in the mouth, like I am always thirsty. Although, as I had started to take Chlorella and Spirulina at the same time I am not sure which one is causing this! I don't know whether it is the die off effect as I think that I suffer from Candida or whether my liver got overloaded because this is the result when you take or eat something that doesn't agree with your liver! No idea what to do now.... yesterday I didn't take the clorella spirulina powder or the coconut oil but nothing changed.
Replied by Jay
Toronto, Ont, Canada
09/07/2011
On 09/06/2011 Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France wrote: "... I also started taking a bit of coconut oil again a few days ago and my tongue is white (while it nowadays is quite clean) and I have this bad taste in the mouth, like I am always thirsty. Although, as I had started to take Chlorella and Spirulina at the same time I am not sure which one is causing this! I don't know whether it is the die off effect as I think that I suffer from Candida or whether my liver got overloaded because this is the result when you take or eat something that doesn't agree with your liver! No idea what to do now.... yesterday I didn't take the clorella spirulina powder or the coconut oil but nothing changed."

Francisca, a few random thoughts here ... Candida is known to accumulate in tissue that contains heavy metal deposits as the heavy metals in some manner seem to protect the Candida. Chlorella is well known to help the body excrete heavy metals by any channel available. I suspect your ingestion of the chlorella started to remove the heavy metals which accounts for the bad taste. With this start to the heavy metal removal, the Candida felt somewhat threatened and in its movement, was exposed (white tongue).

If you want to read more about the heavy metal-Candida association see this link

http://www.kroegerhealer.com/healing-candida-detoxifying-heavy-metals.htm

Replied by Amanda
Boston, Ma
10/05/2012
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]   Coconut oil also made my tongue turn completely white & I had a terrible taste in my mouth like metal. My tongue was fuzzy - it was horrible! But I also experienced great efffects like weight loss, smoother hair, and much better sleep (I think it was helping my hyperthyroid). I had to go off the coconut oil bc the white tongue - even when I went down to 1/8 of a teaspoon & the taste were intolerable.
Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
10/05/2012
Hi Amanda, The coconut oil was doing a great job of detoxing you, thus why you saw the white tongue and had the bad taste in your mouth. Since coconut oil is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory you were actually seeing its benefits. If you don't like its effects, you may want to find another way of detoxing since this was an indication that you have a level of toxicity in your body. Hope this info helps, Lisa

Posted by Joyful (Memphis, Tn, Usa) on 07/07/2010

I've cooked with raw/organic/un-refined virgin coconut oil a tad, and I use it liberally in my personal care products. However, I gag whenever I try to injest it. Aside from the overall health benefits, I am curious about this oil because I am dealing with candida overgrowth. I am currently taking probiotics and enzymes from a reputable company, using raw ACV in my water daily, and I will start taking garlic (with allicin) capsules soon. Would it be necessary to consume VCO if I'm doing the other things mentioned above for candidiasis? Are there even coconut oil capsules out there?! Thanks in advance!

Replied by Randy
Jc, Nj
11/30/2010
You can take capryllic acid instead, which is the main active substance in VCO that kills the yeast

EC: VCO= virgin coconut oil

Replied by Melissa
Old Saybrook, Ct.
02/08/2011
Hi, I am a 61 year old female and have broken out in a rash all over, legs, arms, etc. I have osterperosis in the hips and should take calcium. I have acid reflux expecially in the evening. I have high blood pressure. Vaginal dryness that will not stop even though I am taking vagifem. I have a white tongue. What do you suggest?
Replied by Carly
Seattle, Wa - Usa
02/08/2011
Hi Melissa - I take Boron (3mg a day) Magnesium 400mg a day, and a Calcium MAYBE every other day... Maybe. I also be taking Organic Virgin Coconut oil at 3 tbsp a day (starting at one tablespoon, and working up to three tablesoons, SLOWLY so as to not upset my digestive system too much). Boron builds bone, and Magnesium is needed by so many bodily functions... VCO is a GREAT thyroid balancing agent. I also add turmeric to my coffee / VCO (coconut oil) concoction every morning.

Aside from that I also take ACV at one ounce (a shot glass full) in a glass of water and a splash of orange juice every morning.

You might want to also look at taking DIM (google it - DIM) and a good natural progesterone cream. Just suggestions per what you said your age and symptons are... Great for balancing out those damned estrogens that can make our bodies get so whacked out.

I am turning 50 this month, and these are the things I have found helpful for me.

Also - a great (beyond great, and AWESOME book actually) to read is "Breakthrough" by Suzanne Somers. Yes, Suzanne Somers.... The woman is VERY intelligent!!!!!

Good luck to you, and if nothing else, just "google" the individual elements I have mentioned to see if they look like something your body may be needing.... One of them may just be something you will be very happy to have found! Carly :-)

Replied by Sims
Branson, Missouri
11/19/2011
I was having a hard time with my health and couldn't quite figure out what I had going on, and after some reading I figured out I had candida in my intestines (I fit the symptoms to a T ) so I started with the cold pressed coconut oil about 2 to 4 spoons a day and I am all but cured of all of my symptoms, I also started taking Apple Cider Vinegar at the same time and a strong probiotic... My health is great and I lost 5 lbs which were those last 5 that are so hard to shed, lost some puffy-ness too :) VERY happy... Thank you Earth Clinic!

Posted by Corinna (London, Kent, England) on 02/05/2010

[YEA]  I suffered from candida infections virtually all my adult life. It started after I used antibiotics in my early twenties and became chronic. This changed once I started to use virgin coconut oil for cooking at age 38. What a relief!
I went to a food intolerance check in my local health food shop. The man was all set to diagnose me with candida because then he would be able to sell me lots of medicines (his major source of income) - or so it seemed to me. However, he checked and checked and could not find the candida. He seemed astonished because apparently he found the fungus in everyone. Anyway, I am free of candida for the last 10 years and as an added bonus I also suffer less from herpes outbreaks that I used to have much more frequently.

Posted by Colleen (Livingston, NJ) on 06/28/2009

Hi, My Mom and I have been doing some research regarding Candida. We are both convinced that we have this condition since we both fit the symptoms to a tee.

Anyway, my question is, my Mom has been diagnosed with high blood pressure and I've been seeing mixed commentary on the web to whether or not taking the Coconut Oil is good for people who have high blood pressure. Should she continue taking Coconut Oil and will it lower her pressure or make it higher?

Any commentary or personal results are appreciated!! Thanks!

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
11/28/2009
1165 Posts
[YEA]   Hi Colleen...As a help to you here is a website showing much of the research on coconut oil in our diet:

http://coconutoil.com/coconut-oil-research/

There are many myths that have been spread around about saturated fats and the above web-site should explain all.

I use extra virgin coconut oil internally and externally on body every day, I regard this oil as far more curative even than olive oil because coconut oil is a stable saturated fat, whereas olive oil is a monounsaturated vegetable oil, therefore less stable and much more prone to quickly oxidise.

When I started taking coconut oil, I actually lost weight, my blood pressure went down, my cholesterol levels went down and rebalanced, I had more energy and it was a major factor in getting rid of my Candida.

Replied by Maria
Wilmington, DE, Usa
03/16/2010
This is a question to Bill from the Philipines. Bill how long did you take the coconut oil to cure your candida? Maria
Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
03/17/2010
1165 Posts
Hi Maria...It took a year to cure my candida. And coconut oil wasn't the only remedy I used. I also used the following.

* Ted's lime/lemon plus Baking soda 3 times a day for alkalizing the body.

* Occasionally Ted's ACV plus BS or BS on its own on in water to provide more energy and to provide more bicarbonates respectively.

* Teaspoon of Blackstrap Molasses in my coffee for minerals.

* Milk thistle to support my liver throughout the cure.

* Kelp tablets for iodine.

* My own homemade decoction of Tinospora cordifolia, Phyllanthus niruri(Chanca piedra or Stonebreaker) and Tumeric, all of which grow in my garden. I took this for liver, kidney and intestinal support throughout the cure. I have recently included Neem leaves in this decoction, because I found a Neem tree in my neighboorhood the other day. Neem, amongst all its other highly beneficial properties, is also highly alkalizing.

I had terrible constipation for about 7 years and usually had a bowel movement once every 4 days. Not good. The coconut oil had an immediate effect on this, my stools became smaller and softer, and eventually I started to have regular BM everyday. I cook everything in VCO now, even use it on my salads. I have banned all other polyunsaturated veg oils from my diet now, since most of these are highly processed chemically and suffer oxidation too quickly which is bad for the body. VCO should be unprocessed, stable and it takes 2-3 years to oxidize this oil.

Just to say that intestinal candida is an insidious problem that can be very hard to eradicate. It is insidious because initially you don't notice its effects, they sort of creep up on you and since I'm over 60 y o I just thought it was age...LOL. But then I stumbled on EC and read about candida. I now regard any yeast, mold or fungus as the prime human enemy now, far more destructive on the human body than viruses, bacteria etc. Fungus's are way more adaptable than any other microbe, they are neither plant nor animal, they can hide for years, they can transfer their nucleus via their hypha by penetrating host cells in order to hide and breed when under attack. The overall effect of this is to continually weaken and wear down the body's immune system, and eventually to provide a wonderful acid environment to allow in a plethora of other viruses and bacteria. This is why it takes so long to get rid of and recover from candida.

Simply put, there is no one magic bullet for candida. I still regard Ted's lemon/lime remedy as the prime remedy that hepled to destroy my candida. But I also have a very high regard for VCO too.

Replied by Maria
Wilmington, De - Usa
03/17/2010
Hi Bill, Thanks for the prompt response and thorough explanation. However, I have a few questions regarding your remedies:

1. How much lime/lemon juice and baking soda dis you use?
2. Milk Thistle - is this in a form of tea or powder. How much and how frequently do you use it.
3. Kelp tablets - not sure I need it or do I

I have had thrush in my throat (I'm sure it's in my stomach as well) for about 2 months now and went the Rx route but I'm ready to use the home remedies. I am also over 60 and having a tough time of it but I'm not giving up, there must be an answer. I am determined to kill this fungus off and get my life back. All the best to you.

Maria

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
03/18/2010
1165 Posts
Hi Maria...In answer to your questions:

1. How much lime/lemon juice and baking soda is you use?

Use 1/2 tspn Baking soda dissolved in the juice of one lemon or lime. Just slowly add the BS to the lemon/lime juice in 1/2 glass of water until it stops fizzing(Do not worry if you use a little more or less than 1/2 tspn BS). Take this at least 2 times a day -- at least one hour before or two hours after meals. Never take this remedy with meals. Take this 5 times a week with 2 days rest every week.

2. Milk Thistle - is this in a form of tea or powder. How much and how frequently do you use it?

I took Milk Thistle powder in capsule form -- Two 1500 mg capsules per day. Do not buy the tablets, buy the capsule form containing powder. I took this every day in order to help my liver cope with the Herx reaction or fungal die-off.

Kelp tablets - not sure I need it or do I?

Kelp contains minerals, but I took it mainly for the iodine to support my immune system. It is always a good idea to support your immune system as much as possible. You can also use iodine foot-painting (transdermal absorbtion) as well as described here if you like:

http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/iodine3.html#IP

I use iodine painting now. For this you can use lugol's iodine or just ordinary iodine tincture or even Betadine.

Ted advises the best way to get rid of oral thrush here:

http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/thrush.html#TED

Although I've never used the ACV plus hydrogen peroxide(H2O2) combo, I have used these two separately for different reasons and they are both powerful anti-fungals. I also agree wholeheartedly with all his other advice.

Replied by Pr
Houston, Texas, Usa
03/18/2010
Bill, I have to agree with you on how destructive fungus is to the human body and how deceptive it can be. As you mention it will hid in the body waiting for an opportunity to start growing and a person will never know it. I see fungus as one of the great cleanser of the earth digesting unused material. But what does this tell us about what we are consuming and we get an overgrowth inside. As you know too much toxins and waste. I believe eating clean is a big part of conquering this dis-ease.

I am now for the 4th time in my life dealing with this. I am having great results with EC remedies and your posts. I also used the maple syrup combined with baking 3 xs a day to kick start the clean up. Boy did it do it. I lost 7 pounds from stomach in about 3 days. I feel so much better not having the extra weight around the middle. If anyone tries this be prepared to feel really sick for a week or so.

Thanks for your posts and sharing your journey as it is a great encouragement to fellow travelers.

Replied by Peter
Chicago, Il
03/18/2010
Bill, I am not afraid of taking B/S, from my experience using two tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, I always need at least one tablespoon of B/S to stop the fizzle. I just want to double check with your experience to make sure I am doing this right.

Posted by Star Z (London, UK) on 03/17/2008

[YEA]  I have been taking Organic VCO before meals for the last 2 days. A single heaped table spoon. It's yummy. I felt a tense pressure in my baby belly and my stomach has not stopped churning very low pain levels. There is also discomfort to my lower back. I was surprised to find a huge discharge below totay. I was unaware of the fact that I had trush. It disclodged and evacuated more discharge than the prescription medicine I take when I feel the discomfort of thrush. I have also been having an unusually thin poo, not watery, loser than the norm. After the display with the discharge I just wonder what is leaving my stomach! The fact that I didnt know it was there is not reassuring. This is the best detox I have ever done. I think in 3 weeks I will reduce to 1table spoon a day, as well as skin and hair application. This site does a fabulous job, somebody needs to tell Oprah.

Colloidal Silver   2  0   

Posted by Loveallnatural (Kansas City, Mo) on 01/22/2012

[YEA]  My Dad has had a yeast rash for over 50 years. It is mostly on his back and each summer it would cover his back and itch like crazy. Over the years he has visited every kind of doctor and tried every remedy he could think of trying to find relief. He's tried every prescription and OTC pills or cream available with no effect and summers were unbearable as the heat made him itch constantly. Each summer he took strong prescription steroids in an effort to manage the itching. (He was also very susceptible to athlete's foot. )

I recently started researching, and taking, colloidal silver for my cold sores (really helped) and read that several people with systemic yeast infections had amazing results with it. I thought it might do him so good, so my Mom bought some online from a reputable laboratory and he started taking a few tablespoons each morning after he brushed his teeth.

I warned him that since he has had this rash for 50 years it might take 3-6 months before he noticed any improvement. But within a short few weeks he started having more energy and noticed that his constant heartburn was gone and he wasn't as itchy. Within a month his back seemed completely cleared, he didn't itch at all, and his issues with horrible indigestion (much gas and bloating) had drastically improved. For the first time in over 50 years, he hasn't had any symptoms of athlete's foot or his back rash despite a very hot summer. Also, he usually catches every cold, cough, or virus that goes around... Yet last winter he only had a mild cold once or twice.

We started to realize that he has probably had a systemic yeast infection for many years that caused leaky gut and compromised his overall immune system. Out of desperation, he tried colloidal silver for his back rash, but ended up with AMAZING results of more energy, less illness, normal digestion and gas issues, and no rashes. (He will continue to take it daily until he hits the 12 month mark since he's had it for 50 years and he wants to be completely sure that he kills off all of the yeast and not just the symptoms. ) Good luck to all!!

Replied by Rebel
Somewhere, Usa
01/23/2012
Loveallnatural, I would like to know the brand of silver your father used. I used some that did not work and got me real discouraged. Is it dark amber or clear and whats the PPM on it? Website or brand would be appreciated.
Replied by Loveallnatural
Kansas City, Mo
01/24/2012
I order my oil of oregano and colloidal silver from Bio-Alternatives Nutritional Supplements. Their products are really high quality and the price is great!! Good luck!!

http://www.bio-alternatives.net/

Replied by Loveallnatural
Kansas City, Mo
01/24/2012
Oh, and looks just like water with no smell and very little taste. My 3 y.o. thinks it is water when I give it to him if he starts to get sick.
Replied by Fiona
Tustin, Ca
08/10/2012
I used to buy tons of colloidal silver. If you buy online you could get for over 10 dollars. I make my own now. Buy 99.999 pure silver lods and buy battery. Go to radioshack and buy alligator clip. Connect to a glass cup. And use distilled water. And connect to the battery. Run for several hours. If you check internet there are tons of info and pics. You can make gallons for cost of a cent.. You will use this silver rods almost forever.

And Silver saved my mental health.. When you kill off candida, you will understand we are very intelligent beings who are actually calm.. I was anxious entire life. And there was a period time that I couldn't remember 3 sentences in a row. Now I can memorize pages no problem. :) I really think there is no other supplement cheaper and stronger than silver.. I know for some people money is issue. If so then dig here :)

Posted by Bob K (Phoenix, Az, Usa) on 05/13/2011

I would like feedback from Ted or any other readers regarding the use of Collidial Silver for treating Candida. From what I have researched and read here on the earthclinic site and other websites there appears to be 3 catagories of collidial silver products, those being collidial silver, a ionically produced silver and a ionic silver w/ protein. From what I have read the ionic silver products when ingested and hit the stomach acids react and become a salt chloride which is then eliminated from the body. If this is correct then I don't see where this would be an effective treatment.

My question is would a "true" Collidial silver be effective as a treatment for Candida as my understanding from what I've read is that it is the silver particles that must come into contact with the fungus/bacteria/virus in order to kill it so it can then be eliminated from the body. So far I have only found one website offering research data supporting the internal use of collidial silver for eliminating candida while also concluding that there is a more noticable benefit from ionic silver when used topically rather than internally. I do agree with the post I read here on collidial silver that if taken internally, a probiotic supplement should be used as well. Any comments and insights would be much appreciated as it appears Collidial Silver could eliminate Candida at a much faster rate than some of the other candidia cleanses I've read about that take 4 months or longer. Thank you and keep up the great work.

Posted by Beth on 06/11/2007

[YEA]  For years, I suffered chronic candida in the form of migraines, yeast infections, fatigue, food allergies, and PMS that debilitated me with vomiting at least two days a month. I began seeing great relief by using colloidal silver and following the diet I learned from on website "http://dogtorj.net".

I sipped all day on a single teaspoon of colloidal silver added to whatever I was drinking. It is tasteless. Whenever I get a migraine, I even put a spoonful in salt water (and sometimes I use it alone when the pain is unbearable) and use it to flush out my sinuses. The relief is immediate because it suffocates the candida. The die-off symptoms are non-existent.

Candida thrive in progesterone. They have an ability called quorum sensing. That simply means that tiny individual candida can sense when there are enough of them to cause a bigger effect. So now I don't give them that chance. The liver has a hard time recovering from the die-off, the food allergy symptoms from the toxins the candida create AND the stress of the menstrual cycle all at the same time. I discovered if I am especially careful about not eating any grains, dairy, or soy the week before my period, I can avoid a bad scene. It's not sugar the candida eat. Sugar goes through the body too quickly. Candida, needs sustenance that takes longer to break down. It's grains they feed on. That's why low carb diets alleviate symptoms.

Replied by Patti
Camlachie, Ontario, Canada
09/10/2008
The silver is an excellent choice for many ailments and helps to 'boost' up the immune system, which in turn keeps disease away. Go one step better and purchase "ionic" silver. This process puts the silver in a state where the molecules are even smaller and therefore are absorbed much quicker and at a better rate than the colloidal silver which has larger molecules and your body does not absorb the full intake. One source you can check out for more information is a small family owned business in Canada that has purchased the technology to produce mineral waters in an ionic form. They are called Quench Essentials and I know many health food store sell their product. However, you can order from their website or call their number. I have provided it for you too.
(519) 268-0151
www.Quench.ca

Thanks EarthClinic for all you do. I am a Country bumpkin that thrives on and a big believer in natural home remedies. Big Pharma has become wealthy makins 'synthetic' versions that only bandaid or worsen the health issues many suffer from. All the best of health to everyone. Namaste!

Colonics   1  0   

Posted by Sarah Kay (Jerusalem, Israel)

[YEA]  I had candida yeast infection so bad that I landed in the hospital -- it went to my head, and ears and and eyes and...causing profuse vomiting for days. The doctors were baffled. Of course for most of them, candida is a made up illness. In NJ, doctors can't list it as a diagnosis cause it doesn't exist. No, doc, it wasn't Meniere's, or an imbalance in the ear canal nor any of the other guesses that you took, it was the genuine article: Candida Albicans. As a result of their not knowing, I went home untreated (except that the night duty nurse tried to give me the heart patient's medication) and treated it myself: I took a series of 10 colonics followed by ozone rectal insufflations which stopped the yeast dead. The ozone killed all the little nasty buggers hiding internally and flooded them with ozone/oxygen. I ate no sugar, flour, dairy or yeast products for a year. Two weeks ago I had my first dose of regular whole wheat yeasted bread and bada bing: no swelling, no itching, no bags under my eyes, no tingles. I recommend a few colonics a year followed by the ozone insufflations, just to make sure!

Replied by Ivena
Valley Mills, TX
06/29/2009
If you wouldn't mind, please let me know of the products, and the process that you describe in your post. I have been a sufferer of Candiasis for 17 years and have tried many things to remedy this condition. I have done a sugar free, limited grains diet, Caprylic acid (it worked the best) but when I quit taking it the "yeasty beasties" came back...in triplicate. Thank you for giving my request your consideration.

-Ivena

Replied by Tim
Phoenix, Az
09/01/2010
I had thrush about a month ago and they gave me Nystatin for it. The doc says it's gone, but my tongue is patchy white. I was wondering if I still have it and should try some of theses remedies, If so which ones? Would gargling with Tea tree oil 2 or 3x a day be a good start? Am kinda confused on the ACV thing, do you just mix it together and drink it or gargle? Thanks, Tim
Replied by Mike
Kunkletown, Pa/usa
09/02/2010
I've had what I think is candida for years but all the physicians I've been to have run tests and say it isn't so, however, I get this white junk that builds on my tongue and the more sugar I ingest the worse it gets. I also get tired, have gas, diahrea, joint pain, sore eyes, and many other problems when ever I eat foods with sugar. I tried the oil pulling starting about 5 weeks ago and at first had itchy rashes for a few days. This went away and I continue to oil pull twice a day for 30 min each. All my symptoms have decreased substantially, particulary the thrush (or whatever it is). I've been to doctors all over the country, have had tests from A to Z, and none have found anything. I oil pull with olive oil.

Cream of Tartar   3  1   

Posted by Brenda (San Antonio, Texas) on 06/24/2010

[YEA]  everyone talks about baking soda for yeast, i have found that cream of tarter is a much better for ridding the body of yeast with out die off, 1 teaspoon in a little water 3 times a day, works great. take for at least 5 days.

i have used this for people suffering from rashes, etc. from any yeast related problem. cream of tarter, comes from the making of wine, so it is mostly made from grape skins pulp and seeds. it also does not have the salt of baking soda so is a better choice for high blood pressure. for thrush just swish around in the mouth and swallow. also great for acid reflux.


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