How to Cure Candida: The Candida Diet Protocol

Candida Diet Protocol
Posted by Salomon M. (Mexico) on 04/14/2021
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Hi Bill!

First and foremost I want to congratulate you on the excellent job you've done researching and helping others with similar problems, and for putting all this information on the internet so more people can benefit from it.

I just got a couple of questions, hoping you are still around...

I will soon start the program because my health has gotten worse day by day, especially after an antibiotic treatment I got 5 years ago which I suspect that's when Candida outnumbered my healthy flora and caused all my symptoms.

Im a bodybuilder so high carb/sugary food has been always on my diet, I'm talking about periods of 500+ carbs a day for long periods of time. Before antibiotics I'm pretty sure I did have some candida but never was a problem, until one day I got food poisoned with toxoplasma gondii, Dr. gave me triple antibiotic treatment for 2 weeks and after that, my WHOLE life changed, my bowels started to be problematic, and I was finding myself having to eat more fiber to go to the bathroom during constipated periods.. That was my first symptom I believe, constipation.

It was difficult for me to find a proper diagnosis since I live in Mexico and drs in here have no clue about candida, GI MAP and OAT test revealed dysbiosis, candida and H.pylori.

Based on your book (bought it and read it) and more succesfull posts in earthclinic and curezone, Ive thinking in starting the protocol and I wanted to ask you some stuff.

1. Is there any specific order in protocols for best results? I've read one should always start detoxing before starting the killing phase

2. What do you think about this order in particular. Since I live in Mexico and suspect parasites, and tested positive for Blastocystis im starting with Dr.Hulda Clark parasite treatment for 1 month accompanied with coffee enemas, then essential detox protocols with antibiofilm protocol 2 weeks before killing phase, then Anti candida/protocol (starting with lugols, then borax, and the alkalizing) and at the same time with liver, vitamin, mineral support supplements and antibiofilm protocol (serrapeptase/nattokinase) between meals.

3. Do you recommend starting with any protocol in particular during the killing phase, for example, starting with Lugols, or it doesn't matter.

4. I've read in curezone, people getting rid of leftover candida in the cecum area, thanks to nystatin enemas, can I incorporate them in the killing phase protocol or is it too much? I want to do coffee and nystatin enemas.

5. Since my candida problems started with antibiotics, and GI MAP confirms dysbiosis, when and how should I incorporate pre/probiotics during the treatment?

6. I've read that constantly focusing on killing candida doesn't completely solve the problem, but one should instead focus later on to rebuild healthy bacteria in the gut. Can you rebuild healthy bacteria levels with killing protocols at the same time, that seems contradictory to me.

7. When should someone start incorporating pre/probiotics?

7. Does this protocol works as a cure, meaning there is no need to take the supplements and eat normally (Healthy 80% of the time) with no candida symptoms?

Hope you could give me some answers since I'm a little bit lost over here.

Thanks, Bill!

Candida Diet Protocol
Posted by Jackie (Illinois) on 04/10/2021
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Hello Bill,

I am following the Candida protocol from your book and suspect I need to try Turpentine. My question is- do I continue taking the full dose of iodine, baking soda, borax, and supplements along with the turpentine? Or do you lay off those at this time?

Also, is it normal to be on this protocol for several months at the max dosages?

Thank you!

Candida Diet Protocol
Posted by Keith (Texas) on 02/14/2020
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Bill, I just read your book and I am very hopeful that there may be a cure available for my Candida. I have been seeing a Naturopathy Dr. for about 6 months, was diagnosed with a systemic fungus problem, which has been treated with a number of herbal remedies (garlic, Berberine, Pau d'Arco, Wormwood, Echinacea on a rotating protocol) and diet. For a while, (4 months, I felt much better, but recently the I have started feeling tired and lethargic again. I am a T1 diabetic (25 years), but otherwise in good shape. My last A1C was 7.0 so sugars are slightly elevated. My Naturopathic Dr. does not believe we can "cure" the fungus due to me being diabetic. I hold out hope that it can be and would like your thoughts for someone like myself suffering from diabetes. Thanks for all you do!!

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Posted by Delores W. (Georgia) on 10/10/2019
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Thanks for your comments on Sept 22, 2019 on dealing with systemic candida. I am following your suggestions. Plus, since I do have systemic candida, I increased my 5% Lugol to 1 tsp in a glass of water 4 x daily for 5 days as of today. No bad side effects and still sleeping well. The candida is trying to get out. My mouth and tongue are black in spots. I figure I'm getting about 400mg a day of Lugol's and I'm 79 years. I am excited, have lots of energy and plan to see this through. I ordered more copies of your book to share. Thanks again. Delores

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Posted by Delores (Georgia) on 09/21/2019
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Bill, I am 79 years old and have systemic candida. Have battled it for years. Had vaginal infections in my 20s and used monistat cream a lot. Now I'm carefully following your book "Killing So Sweetly". For 2 weeks now I have been taking 15mg of Lugols Iodine 5% 4 times a day for a total of 60mg per day for 2 weeks. I'm having some positive results. After reading Dr Orian Truss book, The Missing Diagnosis, I'm optimistic that I may be well in about 4 more weeks. Would appreciate any comments.

Candida Diet Protocol
Posted by Sidney (Northland New Zealand) on 10/20/2018
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Hi Awesome people.. I am wanting to know how long does one stay on the Candida protocol as per stated by Bill Thomson in his book Candida Killing So Sweetly?

I've been on this protocol for two weeks now and have seen some dramatic improvements in so shorter time... wow

Candida Diet Protocol
Posted by S.connors (Sw Florida) on 07/03/2016
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Better But With Side Effects

3 Weeks on Bill's Candida cure -

Update and Questions: I have been following the program except I didn't start with the zinc. I completely forgot to order it. Love the alkaline drink through the day, my PH has never been higher! For the first time, I feel like I could win this battle against my systemic candida. I am drinking the Pau Darco and Gymenma Tea all throughout the day and loving it!

I do feel like it's working but I am concerned about a few symptoms:

1. I easily bruise like never before and these bruises are large and I don't remember ever hitting or bumping myself where they appear?!

2. Tired! I feel really tired all day long. I've read everyone gets energy from the iodine, but I am not experiencing that.

3. Menses has stopped but the good news is I had no PMS!?!

4. Sleep. I get hot flashes at night and interrupted sleep.

5. Strong nails are now peeling and chipping. Hair growth has slowed significantly.

Candida Diet Protocol
Posted by Chlytie (Northeastern Usa) on 03/26/2016
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I have systemic yeast, which has been in my life for about 20 years. I have tried many different approaches, and eat a pretty clean diet. Regular doctors have not been any help to me. Mostly my symptoms are digestive (bloating, bad digestion, body odor, bad breath, cravings, extremely low blood sugar, tiredness, allergies to dust, any type of animal, mold, chemicals, vinegar, sugar, wheat, dairy, etc., etc.) I follow a general anti-yeast diet, but not too strict, eat whole foods, consume very little protein and oils, as animal protein and oils make me stink, and I cannot digest them.

I started my cleansing program with diatomaceous earth, about 2 weeks ago. I had also been drinking gymnema sylvestre, which really helped the daily dizziness and weakness when I got hungry.

I notice 2 days of improved breath, but then was extremely bloated, stinky, etc. for about 1 week. Then I passed 2 bowel movements of what looked like a lot of rice (apparently tapeworm, chopped into bits by the diatomaceous earth). I felt better.

At the same time I have been doing fresh carrot juice and coffee enemas (maybe every other day).

Then I started iodine, (1 drop day 1,2 drops day 2,4 drops day 5,6,7) which even with 4 drops immediately helped the nasal congestion (I am extremely congested all over... in my nose, body, have vaginal discharge although not a yeast infection there, which apparently corresponds to sinus congestion). I have been taking molybdenum + companion nutrients, and have noticed not die-off. (Normally in the past when I do an anti-yeast cleanse I am seriously sick for about 7 days, and all of my symptoms are terrible, and I stink). The congestion feels like it is even in my ears. It is very uncomfortable.

Then I took 1 tsp pine tar turpentine with 1 TBSP castor oil. The next day I was very spaced out, it felt like I was floating, the breath was worse. I did not notice any digestive symptoms. Must be die-off. Will post again in a few days.

I am very happy to have discovered this approach, and very grateful to Bill Thomson for writing his book.

Candida Diet Protocol
Posted by Sandra (Cornwall, England) on 04/13/2015
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Dear Bill,

I am very intrigued by your protocol and will definitely buy your book. In the meantime I am wondering if you could answer one question for me:

Is it necessary to follow your full protocol for a person who has their Candida symptoms well under control unless they eat something sugary?

With help of a strict Candida diet and several herbal antifungals like Pau d'arco, GSE and oil of oregano I have got my systemic Candida infection down to being virtually symptom free except a minor yeast infection in the eyes and thrush when I eat foods containing sugar.

When I eat according to Candida diet guidelines and manage my stress levels well I am symptom free and feel really good.

It feels as if I am able to tolerate more and more carbs, but perhaps I'm kidding myself, and I will always have to watch what I eat.

How would your protocol change in light of the fact that I have already eliminated most of the Candida?

Greetings from Cornwall, England


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Posted by Jm Al (Memphis, Tennessee) on 02/15/2015
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Bill, Thank you for all of you work with Candida and Alkalizing! I recently just started the h202, Borax, and Molybdenum combination and it is doing wonders. (It was also quite interesting look up all the history of boron.) My question is regarding Methylene Blue. You recommend using 0.1%, correct? I can only find this dilution in laboratory grade.

The Methylene available at fish stores I've seen are typically 2.3% or 1%. Does your book recommend how to dilute down? Or should I go with the laboratory grade? I'm having a hard time thinking it out, also dealing with Lyme - brain fog.

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Posted by Diamond (Ma.) on 11/13/2014
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Buzymom; Yes Fungi// fungus is passed on to every child & generation/s the sad thing is I lost a lot of family members because of fungus. I mentioned to one doctor about me having fungus and he ran down the hall away from me, because it is contagious(the spray from our mouth) saliva .. I also found the first signs is people that have contracted it show first signs of anger.There has never been any real treatment/s for it to my knowledge, most Drs. call this the silent disease.My previous Dr. always continued to give me antibiotics until one day I came very close to having a heart attack. There is a medication that is anti-viral med. but my assumption is it may be for a selected few.So far I have lost a nephew that had a twin brother he died of a heart attack, one of my brothers died at the age of 47 from too much toxins// my assumption on this one comment leads me to think I too have an over load of toxins(?) then an older brother died at the age of 57 from a heart attack. Right now I am taking a couple of probiotics, one is cats claw, and grape seed extract/not at the same time. I feel a lot better. Also I changed Drs. over to a holistic Dr. Please write if you have more questions. keep me informed, and good luck.

Candida Diet Protocol
Posted by Kathryn (San Diego, California, US) on 09/23/2014
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Hi Bill,

I have been reading all thru these postings and I noticed you recommend natural mineral water. At the risk of sounding like a fool, could you suggest where I might find it, and what I should look for?

I have been using distilled water, with borax and acv, and have had impressive results in my health, in general, but would switch to natural mineral water if you could help me with how to find/select it. Also cost is going to be a factor for me.

I'm really new to all of this, and 'health' had always been my doctors issue, if you know what I mean. But I now research everything, so any info would be great.

I also want to thank you for all of your input here. It's a very kind thing you do sharing your knowledge.

Candida Diet Protocol
Posted by Deb (Las Vegas, NV) on 09/14/2014
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Working with Bill's Anti-Candida Protocol. feeling good so far. my question is how long to continue the protocol? I am doing many things: borax, lugol's iodine, fulvic acid, threelac, symbion, methylene blue. just got sodium thiosulfate crystals. will be making that solution tomorrow. just wanted to know how long I should plan to continue the protocol. thanks!

Candida Diet Protocol
Posted by Big C (Varies, Philippines This Month) on 07/24/2014
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Hi Bill,

I have been following your (and Ted's) Candida recommendations for 9 months now starting with Baking Soda/Lime which was a massive health turn around in 3 days for me, then taking Borax which worked well at first for about 3 months, drinking Povidine Iodine (it is all I could get for 6 months) and taking small amounts of Serrapeptase.

Recently I visited the USA where I could get everything I wanted (Nattokinase, Lumbrokinase, high potency Serrapeptase, Lugols in particular) and I must say I got sick and weak rather quickly. At this time I bought your book on Candida and read it through 3 times already.

It took about 4 weeks (360,000IU Serrapeptase a day, 9000FU Nattokinase, 1.4 mill units lumbrokinase + 300mg Lugols Iodine + lots of supporting minerals + 1 tsp borax a day) and I, excuse the language, shat out a putrid lot of black slime when my diet is mainly eggs and greens so that was not something I ate. At first after this I got sicker and slept a lot but now almost 2 weeks later (I added 500ml natural yoghurt a day + 5 yakult drinks) I feel so much better and my brain works again, most important I lost my instant temper and emotionally and very stable after years of instability.

THANKYOU for your book and your work, I just have a few more issues to clear up and I'll be better than when I was 18.

Excellent work, I cannot thankyou enough.

Big C :)