How to Cure Candida

Last Modified on Oct 13, 2014


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!!

Posted 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.
Posted 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/

Posted 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.
Posted by Fiona
Tustin, Ca
08/10/2012
18 Posts
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.

Posted 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!

Posted 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

Posted 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
Posted by Mike
Kunkletown, Pa/usa
09/02/2010
2 Posts
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.

Posted by Karl (Chiang Mai, Thailand) on 04/22/2007

[YEA]  quote: Cream of Tartar kills Yeast !!! Direct quote from the following website: http:/www.totalityofbeing.com/ArchivedYeastInfections.html

..."Through the work of Dr. Tom Revis DC, ND, I've discovered that plain old Cream of Tartar powder, yes the spice, will not only alkalinize better than the coral ever could. (You can test your saliva with Litmus paper to see the difference), but the Cream of Tartar powder also kills yeast all by itself! What a great combo to help with the battle! Most folks need between 1 to 2 tablespoons of the powder daily depending on the severity of the infection. You can mix it with water or just plop the powder in your mouth and swallow water to wash it down. (Don't breathe in while the powder is still dry in your mouth as some of the still dry powder can go down the wrong way). You can divide the tablespoon into 3 teaspoons to take less at one shot. Expect to have the runs for the first few days using the Cream of Tartar as the initial die off of yeast happens.

So take the cream of tartar then at a seperate time take the I Flora (2 capsules 3 to 4 times daily with or with out meals) and the Inulin powder (one teaspoon 3 to 4 times a day) as well. These days I've been using the Inulin from NOW (www.nowfoods.com). It is significantly less expensive that the stuff I used to use as it is from chicory and not artichoke hearts, yet all of the studies done by the German researchers from the University of Leipzig who first successfully used Inulin used the Chicory kind, so why spend more when the chicory Inulin will more than do the job and for a lot less money!

Most docs and patients who have used this program have put a considerable dent in their Candida Infections in 30 days without the problem of compliance to a restrictive diet. The program will work regardless of what you're eating!

Posted by Ted
Bangkok, thailand
[NAY]   Dear Karl: Yes, I have looked on that issue for many years and for me it has always left me in the gray area, or one that I prefer not to recommend. It must be noted that it is with great pains that I not use this, despite many temptations. Why I am never tempted there are many reasons.

Of course you are free to try the remedy and I might be wrong. However, let's look at some of my complaints on such use.

If I have a choice between cream of tartar and potassium bicarbonate, I would choose potassium bicarbonate (and baking soda) for the candida problems. Another form of potassium is potassium citrate, which is free of the problems also. However, people whose body are high in nitrates (and I know because I had experience with this), they can sensitize to too much potassium, causing heart beat problems. At least this is my experience. A safer form is the citrate, or sodium citrate, which is superior than the baking soda. Basically sodium citrate is nothing more than citric acid mixed with baking soda, until pH reaches 8.0, in which case the resultant reaction in a water solution, will yield a sodium citrate. As a simple home remedy, it is a lemon and baking soda formula. If you simply wanted more citrate, than its likely to be a more baking soda is added than the original one which were (8 teaspoon of lime plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda) to be a pH of about 7.5.

Also, I could not confirm the original source of information of Dr. Tom Revis, other than that one quote that it was taken.

The other problem I have is the acid pH of the initial solution, which is taken to be about 3.5. It's the same problem I had with apple cider vinegar, which must be neutralized to a basically more neutral solution to a pH of 7, otherwise you get burning sensation of the esophagus at pH below 7.

The other issue is that when we prepare the growth of a yeast medium culture (which I might be wrong, but candida is yeast too), one patents uses (Nitrate reductase from yeasts, the preparation and use thereof Document Type and Number: United States Patent 5294539):

3. An NAD(P)H-dependent nitrate reductase according to claim 1, wherein the synthetic nutrient medium contains essentially:

0.04 g/l m-inositol, 1.0 g/l potassium dihydrogen phosphate, 1.0 g/l magnesium sulfate, 4.5 g/l potassium hydrogen tartrate, 1.5 g/l potassium nitrate, and 20.0 g/l glucose.

The cream of tartar is the potassium hydrogen tartrate (other synonyms are potassium hydrogen tartrate cream of tartar, potassium acid tartrate, monopotassium tartrate and potassium bitartrate).

Also in autistics and certain people with a problem of leaky gut, it was found that tartrate to be high and would be toxic to them. While it is true that tartrate is part of the Kreb's cycle, it is also true of citrate, acetates, and malates. The most results of energy increase, and hence, the immune system appears to be the acetates and the malates. While my own experience in achieving superior soda loading (a term atheletes used to achieve lower lactic acidosis), involves either or both maintaining a stable alkaline pH, or getting cells rid of the lactic acid. Now, maintaining alkaline pH, I found that citrates work better than bicarbonates in general. While the body rids of lactic acidosis best with acetate. The problem about acetate use is it won't achieve effective alkalization as with the citrates. So in my opinion the citrates and acetates are preferred to raise the immune system best. As to the problem of tartrates many people with bacteria, or toxins, the bacteria or other organism tends to produce too much tartrates, causing the body to be in excess of tartrate whenever people do get sick. This is especially true of leaky gut syndrome and autistics. A small study attached, below on autistics can be read for your perusal. There are many others.

A book excerpts on tartaric acid (from http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/bookstore/autism.asp#biologicalTretments )is as follows:

"A toxicology manual (3) indicates that tartaric acid is a highly toxic substance. As little as 12 g has caused human fatality with death occurring from 12 hours to 9 days after ingestion. Gastrointestinal symptoms were marked (violent vomiting and diarrhea, abdominal pain, thirst) and followed by cardiovascular collapse and/or acute renal failure(3). A gram is approximately the weight of a cigarette. This compound especially damages the muscles and the kidney (4,5) and may even cause fatal human nephropathy (kidney damage) (6) which was of interest to me since the two brothers with autism initially evaluated had the extreme muscle weakness as well as evidence of impaired renal function."

One more problem is the level of tartaric acid in autistics is so high that it reaches toxic levels in autistics. The problem about this autistics quite often get yeast infections, whether they are candida albicans or not I don't know. And yeast infections as a result have high heavy metals.

Tartaric acid is not recommended for people with either chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia. It decreases the malic acid, and reduces the energy levels. Again if you don't believe me, here is a quote, source (http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/book/bk5sect2.html):

"A large percentage of patients with the disorder fibromyalgia who have high amounts of tartaric acid in the urine respond favorably to treatment with malic acid (11-13). I presume that supplements of malic acid are able to overcome the toxic effects of tartaric acid by supplying deficient malic acid. Fifty percent of patients with fibromyalgia who also frequently have elevated yeast metabolites also suffer from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) even though their diet may have adequate or even excessive sugar(14). The reason may be due to the inhibition of the Krebs cycle by tartaric acid. The Krebs cycle is the main provider of raw materials such as malic acid that can be converted to blood sugar (Figure 6) when the body uses up its supply. (The technical name for this process is gluconeogenesis or "new formation of glucose".) If sufficient malic acid cannot be produced, the body cannot produce the sugar glucose which is the main fuel for the brain. The person with hypoglycemia feels weak and their thinking is foggy because there is insufficient fuel for their brain. If adults with elevated values of tartaric acid in the urine have foggy thinking, have little energy, and are so depressed that they may seek out Dr. Kevorkian, imagine what a young child who has some of the same toxins and who has yet to form a clear concept of the world must feel like."

One other that is not mentioned is heart palpitations, diarrhea, excess sweating, and fainting more likely I think from the excess use of potassium than anything else as this basically skews your blood biochemistry and it is a waste product of yeast.

Posted by Joanne
Arroyo Hondo, NM, USA
07/19/2008
2 Posts
[WARNING!]   I very much appreciated the toxicity information listed under cream of tartar in the cures for candida section. I even wonder if I already have damage from using it before (in much lower doses than suggested here, and for arthritis).

My favorite remedy for candida is Huang Lian Su, a chinese herb available at Chinese pharmancies, but not where I am currently living, which brought me to your site. I did take some GSE--grapefruit seed extract--before heading to the grocery to get other remedies to try, and realized as I was shopping, that the symptoms were already subsiding. So GSE might be at the top of my new list of favorite helps for candida.

The toxicity issues around cream of tartar as documented in the "nay" article were very surprizing, and I will never use it again. The levels recommended by someone else posting on this page sound potentially extremely damaging, when compared with the information that follows in that entry. I hope you will remove the suggestion of cream of tartar as a remedy given the extreme hazzards, and the poor public awareness of these hazzards.

Thank you,
Joanne

Posted by Leigh
Dallas, TX
10/01/2008
2 Posts
[YEA]   I vote Yea! The comments posted for this one intrigued me to do some more research on cream of tartar. Here's what I found. Cream of Tartar is NOT the same thing as Tartaric Acid - although some try to use the names synonymously.

The technical name for Cream of tartar is potassium bitartrate which is not exactly the same as straight tartaric acid. It is formed during the cold stabilization process in wine making and happens when the potassium that naturally occurs in grapes binds with the tartaric acid which also naturally occurs in grapes. Thus diluting (neutralizing) the tartaric acid and making a white crystalline substance called potassium bitartrate.

Let's also note that cream of tartar is a food grade substance which is regulated by the US FDA. It is widely used in baking, as well as some sodas and lots of other foods. If it were that toxic to the consumer, I sincerely doubt the Food and Drug Administration would allow it to be freely used in foods available to everyone!

Posted by Tina
Dunbridge, Ohio, USA
11/14/2008
I have the Inulin, the cream of tartar, but what is, where do I get, and how much is this 1 Flora? I am very interested in trying this formula because acv,baking soda, and borax aren't doing a thing for my systemic candida. Please respond soon!

EC: Looks like iFlora is a probiotic formula. Search for it on iherb.com.

Dietary Changes   4  0   

Posted by Tinetine (Tennessee) on 08/24/2013

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  I have what I believe to be severe candida. when I stay on a diet of no sugar, bread, pasta, dairy, fruit it will take weeks but I will start to feel better. After staying on the diet for months I feel good, so I think I am well right, so I start eating everything again, two months later - sick again. symptoms are as follows;
left eye burning stinging itching watering.
severe sugar cravings and hunger
blured vision
itching inside ears
very sleepy after I eat will fall asleep and wake up just feeling bad tired no energy
feeling of just feeling bad
Please help I want to get rid of this and feel good all the time. I know I have a blood sugar issue but my blood sugar is in normal range

Posted by Anon
Anon
08/24/2013
Iodine may be your answer. Try googling iodine therapy for effective elimination of candida.
Posted by Ed2010
Canada
08/25/2013
435 Posts
Even I read that post regarding pine needle tea, but I could not find now. If EC can help thanks a lot.

Now I see why there are so many Pine Trees in north america or in Canada. Earth has its own balance of diseases and remedies, we just have to seek. In India, Turmeric, Garlic are ready available antibiotic. In African Continent, it can be different.

Also Candida is most prevalent in North America than Asia. Whereas in india ameobic and bacterial infection are more prevalent.

How to Make Pine Needle Tea - video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrSqva1Y9Bg

Good Health

EC: Misty recently posted the following pine needle tea recipe on our wounds and cuts page...

08/21/2013: Misty from Usa replies: "....I found that pine needle tea is a great remedy and a great tasting tea on ice on a hot day, there are no side affects what-so-ever I go in my back yard and gather any fresh green pine needles, I wash then in a strainer or collander then steam them on the stove for approx. An hour or more, then I run it through the strainer again while the pan is pouring the hot tea into another container such as an old milk bottle, or juice bottle wash good before using any containers. Good luck loving life again. :)"

Posted by Anon
Usa
08/25/2013
Some years ago I made a strong tea from white cedar leaves and shortly thereafter felt quite faint and hallucinated - I had been laying on my bed reading a book aloud and felt sleepy so I closed my eyes briefly. When I woke up I'd been dreaming of listening to myself reading outloud the book I'd just been reading. So, be careful with your teas and your trees. The other day I found the following:

"Some tree's leaves will kill you. Some plants under stress change chemically and produce either Prussic or Nitric Acid. These acids act on the hemoglobin's ability to make oxygen available for use. In effect you suffocate. Often within minutes. A few years ago in Kentucky some horses ate fallen Maple leaves and died. The trees were in drought stress. Sorghum when it is stressed from cutting is not recommended for animal feed until it reaches a height of at least 18 or 24 inches. Corn plants for silage often react the same way. Both have killed a lot of mammals. Acorns with their tannic acid can make you ill if it's not leached out."

From: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081101203303AAztqnV

Posted by Hilary
Culver City, Ca
08/25/2013
Candida always lives in the body. It is impossible to totally eliminate it, it must be brought into balance. There is no magic bullet but a synergetic effect can be achieved with a diet protocol like GAPS, an antiviral like MMS and an antifungal agent like grapefruit seed extract. Also very helpful is to re-colonize the gut with a wide range of probiotics from cultured vegetables, raw milk kefir and home brewed Kombucha. Once the Candida is in balance you will need to make it your mission to strengthen your immune system. A strong, healthy immune system will keep lifelong order and balance. One last note is to make sure you do not have parasites. A parasitic environment is perfect for Candida overgrowth. Good luck.
Posted by Timh
Ky, Usa
08/25/2013
1293 Posts
@Tinetine: As for prevention of Candida take 200mcg Chromium Picolinate 2x day and take Cinnamon caps 1 or 2 per day. These two nutrients combined will help your body convert glucose to energy and kill candida at the same time. If you have underlying issues you will need to do more aggressive treatments as listed here: http://earthclinic.com/cures/candida-diet-protocol.html.

Let us know of your progress.

Posted by Bill
Philippines
08/25/2013
948 Posts
Hi Tinetine... If you want to get rid of your candida you will have to employ more strategies than just a good diet. I think it is very difficult to cure candida by only using a healthy diet. What normally happens is that the diet can certainly sometimes improve your candida symptoms but, when you stop the diet, candida just comes roaring back in full force. This means that your diet has not got rid of your candida because it is able to hide away in biofilms in your body. So using just an anti-candida diet on its own will not cure you and get rid of all the candida from your body.

The reason you are feeling tired sick and tired all the time wth brain fog, lethargy is because of the steady accumulation of candida toxins or mycotoxins that are so characteristic of candida symptoms. Therefore you must neutralize and remove these toxins using molybdenum (or sodium molybdate), selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Milk Thistle.

The strategy I use against candida is geared to be as antagonistic as possible to all its peculiar behaviours and employs:

* Wide-acting Anti-fungals and Antimicrobials
* Anti-biofilm protocols
* Alkalizing
* Essential Detox
* Liver and Kidney Support
* Vitamin and Minerals Support (Immune Support)
* Anti-Candida Diet

A full version of this anti-candida protocol is given here on Earthclinic.

And these tables actually quickly define the wide-acting beneficial effects of this anti-candida protocol.

Another good way to get rid of candida and other biofilms from the gut is to use protease enzymes like nattokinase or lumbrokinase enzymes (or bromealain or papain plant protease enzymes). These enzymes should be taken outside mealtimes and they act to quickly dissolve the candida biofilms in the intestines in order to totally expose candida and all other bacterial pathogens that are hiding in biofilms. Biofilms are made of fibrin and fibrin is a protein which is dissolved and removed using these enzymes. You must also take heavy metal detox at the same time because biofilm destruction always leads to a large release of heavy metals in the gut -- which must be neutralized using chlorella, EDTA or sodium thiosulfate etc. A candida killer(such as lugols iodine or borax) must also be employed to kill the exposed candida and other pathogens that are released when the biofilms are destroyed.

Another all-in-one efficient biofilm remover, candida killer and detoxer is turpentine(distilled gum sap of pine). Turpentine or pine oil is antifungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-mycoplasma and anti-parasitic. it doesn't get much better than that. And, strangely, turpentine does not kill beneficial gut bacteria.

I've been using pine oil or turpentine (Pinus sylvestris) for the last six months and can attest to its bowel cleansing and blood purifying properties. This oil also increases energy, don't know why.

When you initially start using turpentine, start small and go slow. Start with drops and take a week or more to work up to the one teaspoon dosage per day for candida. And if you already have candida -- you certainly will probably get a considerable Herx or die off effect so adjust dosages accordingly and be patient. If you take too much turpentine initially and too quickly, then you will probably get laxative effects. Take one teaspoon a day (consecutively) for no more than 10 days and then stop for 10 days. The maintenance dose for health is to take a teaspoon of turpentine only once or twice a week.I take turpentine in two ways -- one teaspoon of turpentine plus one teaspoon of molasses or raw honey mixed in the mouth with saliva and then chased down with a small amount of water. Take this just before meals so that it will be carried into the intestines with the food. This is a particularly good method for killing candida in the intestines. Or I just take one teaspoon of turpentine with a glass of water on an empty stomach -- where the turpentine gets quickly absorbed directly into the blood from the stomach with this method. This latter method is also better and more effective at curing other diseases outside the intestine and is a great way of purifying the blood.

There is also another option for you. There was also a woman who recently claimed a remarkable improvement from her own serious candida problems on EC -- she just drank pine needle tea three or four times a day which seemed to successfully resolve many of her own serious candida problems. Pine needle tea contains the same oils as pine oil or turpentine. And if you are living in a region with pine trees -- then it's a free cure -- all you need are the fresh pine needles to make the tea. You can also purchase this on the internet. Too make pine needle tea add two tablespoons of washed, chopped pine needles to a teapot of water that has just boiled. Steep for 10 minutes then just drink the tea.

Posted by Jaynemim
Leesburg, Fl
08/27/2013
The following two websites are fascinating: http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/detox/clean.htm (There is an order to cleanse.) and http://www.ericiswinning.com/regimen.html

Posted by Maggie (Calgary, Alberta, canada) on 06/10/2012

I am currently on a strict candida diet trying to rid myself of the viral infection which I have had ongoing for many years - was diagnosed with fibromylagia over 20 years ago. After going through menopause more symptoms have appeared and I have been diagnosed with systematic candida by a naturopath as well as it being confirmed by Bill and Ted on Earthclinic. Since I have eliminated all dairy and sugar, fruit, wheat I have a concern if my body is nutrient deficient. I did previously have symptoms of toenail fungus and bleeding gums before starting the candida diet but the bleeding gums have gotten worse during the strict diet. I am taking a multi vitamin and taking a calcium supplement but not sure if this is enough. Also began taking Lugols iodine during the course of the cleanse. Should I try to incorporate fruit and dairy into the cleanse? Or any other supplement? Thanks for any advise.

Posted by Connie (Slc, Ut) on 07/12/2011

Hello Soiske, The symptoms listed here stongly indicate that neurological injury is happening; particularly the symptoms of: dizziness, blurred vision, incontinence, fainting, and pain in the spine of the back. These neurological symptoms may be due to a severe B-12 deficiency. Please find a way to obtain B-12. I recommend sublingual methylcobalamin, (a very effective active form for nerves) and or injections. (injected methylcobalamin if possible). For most people, symptoms can return in a few days even with injections, so I recommend daily supplementation.

Daily supplementation with the best B-complex you can find is also critical for healing. I suggest trying the lower dose type of B-complex, then add extra individual B's. For instance, extra Folate may be needed for GI trouble. B6 is also very helpful for IBS, but in good measure because it can irritate nerves in amounts above 50mg daily. B12, Folate, and B6 also aid neurotransmitter formation, good for depression, anxiety, irritability, and logical thinking. B12 and Folate are very supportive of each other, as Folate is good for tissue inflammation and B12 is good for nerve inflammation. ( allergies, burning itchy eyes, nasal congestion, etc. ) Extra Folate may be needed for awhile to aid inflamed tissues. I recommend methylfolate if possible, because it is another active form that is more easily used by the body. There could be a strong need for other nutrients such as amino acids, carnitine, and zinc, but B12 is most important to stop neurological damage.

Posted by Soiske (Ko Samui, Suratani, Thailand) on 07/11/2011

Hello everyone, Thank you all for all the info regarding candida. I just realised that it is the reason of my many daily sicknesses that I have had for many years. As I am a eating disorder person, the diet will be very very difficult for me. I also live on a island In Thailand and do not have the possibilty to purchase stuff from healthy stores as they don't exist overhere. On the top of that I am a vegetarian and I am completely lost off what I will be eating in the future.... My breakfast was normally fruits.... or porridge or muesli but now what could I eat???any suggestions?

I am also very interested in any ideas for meals that are good for candida but the purchase possibility is very poor here...

Thank you all in advance, Soiske

Posted by Ti
Houston, Usa
07/11/2011
I am going through a flush to get rid of candida myself, and am 50% better than I first started.

I eat veggies (nothing starchy), eggs, yogurt and lil bits of cheese. My breakfast is an omlette with different types of veggies and salsa for taste.

Once I omitted fruits and grains and other sugary items, I have been feeling much better but I still have some ways to go.

I also consume lots of raw garlic with food 3 times daily.

And I drink 2 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar in 8oz lukewarm water 3 time daily.

Hope you get better soon!

Posted by Govan (Clinton, Ia) on 12/13/2010

Hi, I wanted to know does anybody have a good website with a precise Candida diet plan. I have bill's candida protocol but I am unsure of what else can I eat. If anyone can help me please email me at teegovan at yahoo dot com or post on EC
Thank you all

Posted by Self
Ny
12/13/2010
Foods You CAN Eat: Fiber, Fresh Vegetables, Lean Meat & Fish, Nuts & Seeds, Water, Whole Grains. For more details see the source link below:

Source: http://www.colonhealthadvice.com/candida-diet-guidelines.html


BEFORE BREAKFAST: 8 oz. Glass of lemon or lime water. BREAKFAST: Two apples (red or green)

MID-MORNING: Power drink ( 1 oz. Of Chlorophyll, 4 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 oz. Of lemon, 4 oz of distilled water, 1/3 ground ginger powder, and grade B maple syrup. )

LUNCH: Fresh green salad with lemon/olive or flax oil. MID-AFTERNOON: Raw sticks of celery, other vegetable wedges. DINNER: Steamed vegetables or vegetable soup and a small bowl of millet, buckwheat, corn grits.

For more details, see the source link below:

Source: http://www.celestialhealing.net/candida_diet_plan.htm

Posted by Christina (Bay Area, Ca) on 11/30/2010

I started taking Apple Cider Vinegar about a week ago, alternating between 2 TBSP and 2 TSP, 2x/day. I have a variety of issues, and I'm a little confused about contraindications. I have read that people have yeast flair-ups when drinking the ACV, but also read that ACV is good for yeast. Which is it? I'm pretty positive I have Candida - recurring yeast infections, fatigue, and now outbreak of foot fungus, along with white tongue. I've also had my blood analyzed and was told candida was present. I've decided to take probiotics as well as the oral ACV and ACV foot baths, and I've cut out alcohol, sugars, and non-vegetable carbs. I should mention that I'm also trying to drop 10 pounds.

Since I've started taking the ACV, I have noticed a definite spike in energy. I've also noticed constipation, and a yeast infection, which I'm treating with raw garlic. My question is, am I a good candidate for ACV? Are the steps I'm taking likely to conquer the Candida as well as the symptoms (fungus, fatigue, etc. )? I won't be able to keep the diet forever (I enjoy wine far too much), but my general diet is healthy, though a little dairy heavy. I just want to make sure I'm going in the right direction!

Posted by Sam (Fort Collins, Co, USA) on 10/22/2010

Hi- I recently posted about systemic candida and received great feedback. Probably have had most of my life, I was fed IV penicillin at birth and grateful I am alive... However... I have to stay basic due to limited $, so
1. Diet-I am following
2. Lemon juice bs remedy-ditto
3. Borax in water-is this necessary? I have a bit of background in biochem and I just can't do this-alternatives?
4. Emotional work-doing that
5 Other basic stuff?
I want to stay simple, the diet is crazy enough. Thanks, Sam

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
10/23/2010
948 Posts
Hi Sam... Yes, borax is needed against candida -- because it is the ultimate fungal killer and is not expensive. Just use the 20 Mule Team Borax easily found in the laundry isle of most US supermarkets -- dirt cheap. You will only ever use a quarter of a teaspoon of borax daily in a litre of water 4 or 5 days a week anyway. I still use it regularly.
Posted by Chis
Quito, Ecuador, S.a.
10/29/2010
Please tell me if the 20 Mule Team Borax is to be used internally? You may drink it to treat the Candida? Thank you for your response.
Posted by Annie
Los Angeles, Ca
07/08/2011
I wanted to chime in with my experience in changing my diet and adding several supplements on my fight to rid my body of candida. About a month ago I was educated about candida after going off of Cipro and realized it was the culprit for my problems (and in retrospect, I have probably been carrying this around for most of my life, since I was on antibiotics for years as a child and have always had a very compromised immune system. )

I decided to start by doing a basic gluten free and sugar free diet, since I am already dairy free it was quite restricted by default. After about a week I cut out all the other no-no foods as well. Problem is my boyfriend and I love the finer things, including wine and sushi and a whole lot of stuff I'm not supposed to eat... So for a couple weeks I've been in a cycle of being very disciplined and then splurging. Dumb, I know. But, the entire time since taking Cipro about a five weeks ago, I immediately implemented probiotics, garlic, oil of oregano, and vitamins A, E, and B complex, and I've also been taking coconut oil every day. I noticed a major difference in my energy levels and as far as my chronic anxiety and depression goes, it lifted majorly.

My boyfriend is out of town for a week so I've been gearing up and cleaning up my diet so that this week I could do some major cleansing. I switched probiotics to a better kind, started Ted's alkalizing baking soda/lemon mixture, and have only eaten raw kale, spinach, some raw almonds, and today avocado, for five days now (and will continue four more at minimum). I've been drinking huge amounts of water, and have added Milk Thistle and Tumeric into the mix as well. I will tell you what, I feel TERRIBLE, but I know it's just the candida die-off, and it proves how much I've been carrying around. Everything is achy, I am exhausted but not sleeping well, and have very short acute symptoms--I will have hives for literally about two minutes and then they disappear, I had a rash above my eye for 24 hours that disappeared as quickly as it came, I get itchy all over for a minute or two at a time and then it disappears, I am suddenly irritable and then back to normal. It's frustrating and I feel awful but I am taking heart in the fact that it is just a sign that it's working.

Tomorrow I plan to add Borax into the mix, which I am guessing will make me feel awful as well, but hopefully only in the short term. Looking back I am almost glad I slowly worked my way toward changing my diet and adding different supplements and probiotics, because if I would have done it cold turkey I probably would have been very ill. I can feel that my immune system is already struggling a lot to flush out all the toxins that are being released. Doing this slowly was good for me, although totally against my nature.
I hope this provides insight for someone here, and encouragement as well for those who feel like their diet or treatment isn't working because they feel worse. Keep going with it! I am really grateful for the information here and for those who have shared so much time and knowledge with us.

Posted by Martin (Leeds, Uk) on 11/07/2009

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  I am a 46 year old male who has had the symptoms of Candida for about 15 years. I started with severe bouts of sinusitis for which the doctor prescribed repeat prescriptions of antibiotics. I was on and off these for about 1-2 years until I came to my senses and realised I was not getting better. However, by this time I had developed mood swings and heart palpations and was constantly admitted to hospital to undergo cardiac tests and low and behold they all showed I was extremely fit and healthy at least cardically. The story goes on as many of the sufferers with this problem have outlined until I turned to alternative therapies and one reoccurring condition kept coming up which was candida. Now it seems like I am in the fight of my life I just can't seem to get this thing under control.

Currently:-

Taking 3 x 1250mg garlic tablets daily.
1 x 350mg caprylic acid tablet (not enteric coated)
3 x 500mg echnicea purpurea
4 cups of java tea
pure olive oil with seasame seed.
3/4 probiotics 100 million organisms at time of
manufacture
1 1/2 litres of water per day approx.
restrictive diet (have lost 4 kgs in 3 weeks)
fennel seeds in tea to clear gas.

I have now been on this regime for about one month. The first 3 days I felt 200% better then something must have changed or I did something differently because I am still feeling very weak and understrength. Blood pressure has dropped from 130/90 with pulse at 54 to around 118/75 and pulse 75. Weight was 80.4 kg and is now 76.1 Kg.

As I am working in the MiddleEast I have not got access to all the various things that I would like such as lughol's solution which is banned as in most countries.

I have been following the posts with interest and especially Teds from Thailand. I would be grateful for some clear and sound advise as there is also a lot of contradictory statements or at least it appears so, but my own feeling is that this condition is a monster that can change and affect each person in a different way.

My diet consists of proteins derived from meat and poultry (no pork). I occasionally use minimal honey (one teaspoon a day) in my tea, I have barley porridge every two days. I eat vegetables and recommended fruits.

Oh, one thing after the first month of this routine I tried to introduce cream cheese and went into body shock and had to take a week of work. I woke up shivering although the temp was 33 centigrade, I had to put on two thick jumpers and three blankets to get warm.

I can smell the yeast on my skin and the eczema on my foot is still there with only a slight improvement also
my sinusitis has improved dramatically.

I look forward to hearing from anyone who can give salient advice in this matter.

questions:

1. How long should I continue this routine?
2. Can I find a compromise to lughol's solution.

Posted by Merryanne
Orange City, Fl, USA
11/07/2009
127 Posts
Google research,,Kelp (seaweed) has Iodine in it...it is natural, and if the body does not need it it will pass on. Hope this helps. Merryanne
Posted by Merryanne
Ornge City, Fl, Usa
11/07/2009
127 Posts
I do not know if this will help,,but I am a diabetic my self so I have dietary challenges also...If you are fighting candida then it might help if you eat a low low carbohydrate diet. That might starve it out..I might be wrong I did not take time to research it,,but stop eating starchy foods, sweet fruits, no bread. for a few days eat meats, green vegtables a little cheese, no milk no juice. Try it for a few days,,,It certainly is not a diet to stay on,,but it might kill back the population or strength of the candida. Merryanne
Posted by Christos
Athens, Greece
11/25/2011
Martin UK leads first because candida is very flexible stop and make cycles... 4 days garlic lot of, then stop 1 day. Then 4 days caprilic acid, oregano oil and in the middle east you can find plenty of antifungal herbs.. Now the most important is to protect your liver for die off chemicals of candida.. Take liver protection herbs milk thistle, artichoke, blessed thistle, akorus kalamus... dandelion, NAC(N-ACETYLOCYSTEINE), VIT B5, PINE BARK tea(you cant do it your own) and calendula tea...

There is much more but you must know it when to take ....

I am a candida-asthma suffer too.

Posted by Mary (Virginia Beach, Virginia) on 03/14/2009

Greetings, How do you know that you have candida and not some other fungal infection?

Having lived in moldy dwellings for years - no, can't afford to move - I can tell you that all the diets in the world WILL NOT work if you are breathing in airborne mold.

Diet is not the greatest way to deal with infectious disease anyway. Fasting helps if you don't have diabetic/hypoglycemic problems. Mary

Posted by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
03/15/2009
252 Posts
Hello Mary, Part of the answer to the question you asked is: If the infection occurs following a round or two of antibiotics for infectious disease the most likely culprit is candida albicans, which normally is kept under control by the good guys who reside in our intestines, but run rampant when these good guys are killed off by those antibiotics for some other infection. The reason why diet is good for this infection is because candida loves the acid environment caused by lots of sugars and other sweets and dislikes the alkaline condition of a a better and more nutritious diet. When you read EC you will learn about alkalinizing your body to get rid of candida and other fungi/molds because they don't like the alkaline condition either.

Eating more nutritiously also makes your immune system healthier & stronger which makes it more likely that you won't need antibiotics for infections, because your immunne system is the hero in keeping you healthy. I was just reading on line recently about the effect that sugar has on your immue system - they knock out your white blood cells which are the ones that fight off the invaders that cause infectious disease.


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