Natural Remedies

How to Cure Candida

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Markus (Str, Bav) on 06/30/2012
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Hello all, Can somebody clarify something for me? Whenever I try the ACV-Remedy I get diarrhea with a lot of mucus. Is the Apple Cider Vinegar not supposed to remedy diarrhea? Do you guys have any tips for me? Thank you, Markus

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sarah (Seattle, Wa) on 06/30/2012

It would seem like putting yeast (acv) on Yeast (candida) is not such a great idea. Have you checked for other parasites? On the other hand I would say if you can put healthy gut yeasts in there instead of unhealthy yeasts, the niche for yeast would be taken up by beneficial yeast and then ther would'nt be room for the candida to live. I use Kefir daily to add healthy yeast to my gut. Kombucha, taken occasioanlly also contains healthy yeasts. These may be alternative yeast if you are sensitive to the ACV.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Melissa (Rockport, Texas) on 06/29/2012
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I'm currently on a Candida Detox using Diatomaceous Earth. I knew I had an issue with Candida, but had no idea how bad it was until I experienced the "Candida Die Off" only two days after starting the detox. Read up on it because there is alot to learn before starting, especially about the "die off" phase, but it will be well worth it. Make sure to follow the Detox diet, which can be found all over the internet. Diatomaceous Earth fixes more than Candida. The list goes on forever, so check into it and give it a try. It's super cheap and easy to get and there are no side effects from this natural substance.

Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 06/23/2012
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Acidophilus can effectively treat garden-varieties candida and yeast infections. Candida can manifest itself in many different ways, but a common way is it proliferates dramatically when antibiotics are taken. When the 'really nasty' things are allowed to proliferate when both good and bad bacteria are killed by antibiotics, that is candida but the doctors won't tell you that or how to fix it, and won't endorse the use of probiotics bc it effectively makes people well very cheaply. If you supplement with acidophilus immediately following an antibiotic course, you will greatly limit your reaction to the antibiotics. I recommend acidophilus/probiotic powders. Tablets and capsules likely have fillers and take longer to take effect.

Posted by Had (White River Junction, Vermont) on 06/24/2012

its always good to have fermented foods in your daily diet, like kefir, kombucha tea, yogurt, sourkraut, etc.... make it yourself w/ RAW and organic foods and never buy probiotics again, and watch your immune system improve and the inbalances, like candida, disappear.

Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 06/25/2012

Probiotic supplementation is needed after an antibiotic course if you are interested in mitigating the effects of the antibiotics. It is needed to replenish the beneficial flora the antibiotics kill off In another thread I speak of making yogurt a regular part of your diet to keep candida at bay, however that does not eliminate the need for additional probiotics following an antibiotic course. Regular use of probiotic powders or tablets have a place with anyone who is interested in their much longer shelf life than yogurt, or is not interested in consuming dairy products or their calories. Foods besides yogurt don't provide enough of a significant probiotic contribution, and to accomodate a maintenance level through food requires drastic changes. Instead, regular yogurt or probiotic use is much simpler and more convenient and less expensive.

Dietary Changes
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.

General Feedback
Posted by Tank (Dallas) on 06/09/2012

Granted simple explanations are at odds with complexity of biochemistry! That said, I was little overwelmed by the amount of nuanced information on your site. With the exception of the Candida my partner is young, having no other problems (i. e. High blood pressure) and relatively robust. If I have this right he should be taking lemon and baking soda (alkalizing for the blood and body) on an empty stomach between meals and later ACV (Acidic for the stomach) prior, during and immediately after meals? Or can he do all three (lemon, baking soda and ACV) on an empty stomach several times a day? Tank

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Susan (Los Angeles, California ) on 05/03/2012

I was reading on the internet that candida is very hard to kill because when feels that is been attacked spreads spores and those spores you cannot kill them and also say that candida is very smart and it can mutate itself and become immune to the remedies we start using so I will subject to kill it by not giving any sugar for more than a month and then when she is weak then attack it with all the remedies we now like garlic pills, apple cider' baking soda, oregano oil , lemongrass. Graepfruit Seed extract, coconut oil, sweet basil extract, colloidal silver, bentonite powder, olive leaf oil, all this above kill candida to. I suspect it is better to weak it before that way you don't give it a chance to mutate good luck to all.

General Feedback
Posted by Elisa (Ishoej, Denmark) on 03/30/2012

Hi everyone, This week I had suddenly developed big dark melasma spots beside my nose under my eyes and very patchy looking skin all over the rest of my face. I have been so sad and cried heaps. I have never had melasma before and I had not been in the sun at all (because I live in Europe and the summer is not here yet). So I looked all over at forums and decided to try a cosmelan mask yesterday. However seeing that I today didn't have any tightness or redness in the face (I don't think it worked) I decided to continue looking if I could find some other wonder cure. And I just have to say that I'm so thankful that I found this forum. After reading the blog I am soooo happy.

First of all you made me so optimistic that there was a cure with the Apple cider vinegar and then almost at the end of the first page of great ideas and stories from you guys I realised like some of you that I have candida (which explains why Apple Cider Vinegar works so well because helps kill the fungus). I stopped using the tea tree oil two weeks ago because I was afraid that it was to harsh on my skin but after today's research I have found that this was the worst thing I could have done because that keeps Candida at bay as well. So I can only recommend that you guys try tea tree oil and see if it works on you because that might imply that you also have hyperpigmentation/melasma from candida. I have found medical journals saying tea tree works better than acv. I hope now that I will be able to get it under control and that the melasma/hyperpigmentation will go away with it. I will keep you informed and please ask if there is anything I can do at all for you guys seeing that you have done so much for me.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Diane (Austin, Tx) on 07/15/2017

I have listened to a LOT of candida "rules" & everyone differs. One doc says there is a certain order ... cleansing first before attacking. I am anxiously awaiting to hear from you, as you seem to have it figured out ... without enriching the docs selling something. Thanking you in advance

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Barbara (Washington State) on 10/22/2020

If this remedy is still available I would like it

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Sandra (Florida) on 11/21/2021

I have also been fighting candida for over 30 years now have in ears and on my scalp. before in virginial

please any suggestions

Ginger Tea
Posted by Tina (Houston, Usa) on 03/01/2012
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YES! I successfully cut up a piece of 3-4" ginger root and boil for 20 mins in 2 cups water and allow to cook on slow stove. I had this 3-4 times daily for few days and the nastiest of candida is now gone! Amazing!

Ginger Tea
Posted by John (Boise, Id) on 03/08/2012

I am confused by some of the information in your post. What do you mean by "allow to cook on slow stove"? Thanks in advance for the clarification. John

Ginger Tea
Posted by Claudia ( Am.samoa) on 07/04/2016

She meant "cooking it on low heat"

Ginger Tea
Posted by maria (ON) on 11/18/2021 12 posts

How long did you drink this tea for?

General Feedback
Posted by Eldean (Woodinville, Washington) on 02/22/2012

Thank You 4 A Great WebSite & with Trying 2 Assist Those of Us Affected by such A Debilitating IllnessI have been dealing with Candida 4 Almost 40 Yrs & of Course It Took much Diligence & Frustration with Many so called MD's & Narurpaths' 2 put The Pieces together The Expense & Poor Quality of Life
I have been using Terbinafine what is The Generic 4 Lamicil that I used 2 Take until Denied Terbinafine does not get Rid of The Candida but Keeps pretty much @ Bay All Horrible Symptoms However per having changed Insurance Companies I Am again without that Prescription & Fighting the Drs 4 It Again I have been on Terbinafine/Lamicil4 about 12 Yrs

The only other Thing that gives Relief Is Hydrogen Peroxide but I Am 4 Some Reason Deathly Afraid 2 Use It on A Regular Basis believe Me I have tried & failed 2 get Relief from AnyThing Else that I Know is Available & from All the Research In the last @ least 40 Yrs 4 Me TheTerbinafine/Lamicil has Been A Life Saver
Warm Regards Eldean
Again Thank You 4 All Your' Hard work & Diligence I would B glad 2 Address Any of Your Questions or Concerns

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jingkatphils (Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines) on 02/07/2012

Hi Rachelle, I would want to ask if the yeast infection has all cleared up?

I drank kefir last month, and all the white specks that were normally found in walls of my vulva were gone. However, there's still white discharge coming out from my vagina which isn't my normal vaginal discharge.

I just want to know the brand of the lactobacillus you inserted to your vagina and the measurement you used in the Apple Cider Vinegar douche.

Hope you'd reply on this.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Maryam (Hurhgada, Red Sea/Egypt) on 08/15/2012

hi, this is a message for rachelle in ca re her cure for bv/candida. i have been suffering so bad with this for 3 years. Can u tell me how I can get acv drinks... what are they?

lactobacillus suppositories. -- I live in the middle east but I can try to get this on line as I am so worn out with this problem

thank u for ur help. sincerely, maryam

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Amanda (Cairo) on 11/03/2012

Hi Maryam, Metro supermarket sells American Garden acv. I found a reference to it on this site - its OK even if it is pasteurised. I found baking soda (Arm & Hammer) in the Royal House supermarket (Cairo by Merryland Park). Finding live yoghurt for thrush is a problem but there is something called Reyeb that seems to be probiotic? Maybe you can get the ingredients translated to find out the name of the active bacteria?

Its also possible to get iodine over the counter at the pharmacy (hurrah! You can't in the UK). Also H2O2, though you only need a little. I am trying to track down Milk Thistle (some hope here), and Coconut oil. The health store chain (also has an outlet in the Royal House) has tiny, expensive bottles of coconut oil. Not finding any Borax though, not available in the UK - even for washing clothes - and I have had no luck here either.

Hope you find some of the above helps and you get shot of the candida.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Victoria (Usa) on 07/21/2013

When you douche with the Acv, how much of it it do you use, and where did you get the capsules? I have the same problem. My Dr. put me on terazol cream & summers eve water & vinger douche cause the pill & monistat cream wasn't curing it. Where you get the Acv, at a store? Did u mix a couple tspn in water and drink it?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Eliminatecandida (Texas) on 01/31/2014

Hi, what kind of suppository did you use? Did you douche after having sex? If you want to get pregnant would the douching affect the sperm in anyway? Thanks.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Chelsea (Florida, Us) on 02/07/2014
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To everyone asking where you can get apple cider vinegar (acv), I recommend buying an organic brand which you can get from almost any supermarket in the US. As far as outside of the US goes I am not sure. Maybe a specialty health food store.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 12/29/2014

What do you mean by BV?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Samantha (Miami Fl) on 07/16/2016

Please help me. 27 yr old and Yeast will not go away. I need more info about your ACV Douches. Are they diluted or full strength? Which vaginal suppository did you use. I need relief

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

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Rebel (Somewhere, Usa) on 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.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Loveallnatural (Kansas City, Mo) on 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!!

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Lisa B. (Texas) on 06/19/2021

I was going to give colloidal silver to my daughter and then heard about people turning blue. Have you ever heard of this?

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Loveallnatural (Kansas City, Mo) on 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.

Food Allergies
Posted by Kime (Arlington, Wa, Usa) on 01/13/2012

Having read many of the posts on Candida remedies I have not seen one that mentions the fact that Candida is often associated with, or perhaps even causes, leaky gut syndrome and delayed food allergies. If a person has not been having success with treatment, it is a strong possibility that they may also need to find out what foods they are sensitive to(a delayed sensitivity that may not show symptoms for a day or even longer after the food is eaten). The most common food culprits are dairy, gluten (mostly wheat and flour products), eggs, nuts, and possibly other high protein foods such as beef. By eliminating all of these for 4 days a person may find they are feeling much better. Even if the candida is being dealt with, the symptoms from the allergies, which are many of the same symptoms as candida, will not go away unless the reactive foods are eliminated, too. After the leaky gut has time to heal these foods can usually be gradually returned to the diet.

There is a lot of information on food allergy and leaky gut online, so if you think this may apply to you I would encourage you to read up on it. ELISA testing is another way to diagnose food allergies but some labs are better than others. In some areas you can have a kit mailed to you to take a spot blood sample and mail it in for the testing. However, often the culprits are high protein foods so a 4 day elimination of all high protein foods, including gluten, will be helpful for many people. It usually only takes 4 days for symptoms to clear as long as all of the reactive foods are eliminated. The foods a person is having trouble with are usually foods they eat frequently. We discovered that our omega 3 supplement had egg yolk in it, so you have to check everything you put in your mouth!

General Feedback
Posted by Lisa (London, Uk) on 01/10/2012

Hi Ted, I lost a lot of hair when I turned 29 and maybe a year later I began to get rosacea symptoms, strong flushing and now broken thread veins. I was wondering whether it could be candida in my system that's causing both of these. I remember during the period when I began to lose hair my head would suddenly itch particularly during the night. I am also prone to thrush particularly in humid weather. Could it be hormonal?

I'm just not sure where to start...?

Regards, Lisa

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jackie (Shelby Township, Michigan, Usa) on 01/10/2012

I think I have a systemic fungal infection, since I take Tylenol Arthritis, seem tired, have a toenail and vaginal fungal infection, and have taken birth control and NSAIDs in the past.

I've read that Apple Cider Vinger can help with the fungus. How much should I take (along with water and honey as suggested by _____s), considering that I must still take Tylenol Arthritis (2600mg a day) to treat a moderate athritis pain and inflammation. (I don't want the Tylenol to cancel out the goodness of the vinger. Also, do I need to use the treatment with the Apple Cider Vinger forever?

By the way, I have talked to my doctor, who wants me to take Lamisil. However, I don't want to jeopardize my liver and stomach with two medications -- Tylenol Arthritis and Lamisil.

Any help will be appreciated.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jen (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 03/04/2012
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Do not take the Lamisil as prescribed by your doctor. My doctor prescribed that to me as well, but I was uneasy in taking it because of high possibility of liver damage. Use the _____'s Apple Cider Vinegar in a soak. Soak your foot in apple cider vinegar (straight up) for 15 minutes at a time, 2-4 times daily. I had toe fungus, and it cleared up within a month of doing this. It may take longer, depending on how severe it is. Also, use a pair of toenail clippers only for this toe, cleaning it after every use. Trying to keep the nail short and cleaned as much as possible helps get rid of it. This worked for me, and I've gotten this twice since being prescribed for Lamisil. And it saved my liver! Good luck!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Myoho (Nyc, Ny) on 03/04/2012
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yes, it worked perfectly. plus lotramin creme.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jackie (Shelby Township, Mi) on 03/15/2012

Thanks for your responses! I'm sorry I'm so late in thanking you, but I didn't know that you had responded until now!

Baking Soda
Posted by Gypsyangel (Auckland, New Zealand) on 01/09/2012
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HI, I have been taking Baking soda for a week now and had maintained around 7.5 for most of this time but now in the last 2 days I have gone very acidic - down to 6. I am trying to treat candida. My spit tests are also showing the candida more aggresive and now I have sore nipples? Can anyone tell me what happened? Is this common for a flare-up or should I be concerned?

Baking Soda
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 01/10/2012

Can the twice a day baking soda alkalizing remedy be taken for longer than five days? I read that someone said to take it for five days only, then a break. Also, can bottled lemon or lime juice be substituted for the fresh lemon or lime? How about grapefruit juice? can it be used instead of the lemon juice? Thank you for any additional information you may have.

Baking Soda
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Usa) on 01/11/2012 2077 posts

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

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

Baking Soda
Posted by Vinny (Atlanta, Georgia) on 06/07/2012

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

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

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

General Feedback
Posted by Marie (Charleston, Sc) on 01/06/2012

I am breastfeeding my 5 week old baby, and we seem to have a yeast problem. White tongue & gums, Dry skin on forehead, diaper rash, and smelly skin around neck folds. I am giving baby baking soda baths everyday, which tends to keep the rash at bay and even the dry skin. I have been swabbing inside of baby's mouth with baking soda/water solution & using ACV/water solution for skin folds. However, the thrush is not going away in the mouth. I have noticed that my tongue is white and I have a touch of a vaginal yeast infection. I have only had a few in my life & eat organic foods & NEVER take meds. So, I wanted to clarify if it would be safe for me to take the lime/lemon & baking soda combo to help me get rid of the candida, so that I can quit passing it on to my baby? Thank you for your time!

General Feedback
Posted by Jr (Coloma, Mi) on 01/07/2012

Marie, when I was nursing my baby many years ago, I got a cracked nipple. The baby had thrush in his mouth and the Dr. said to quit nursing him because we would just pass the yeast back and forth. Then an older woman told me to use apple cider vinegar diluted in the baby's mouth and also to wipe my breast with it. It did the trick. In just a few days the baby's mouth was clear and the thrush went away. Give it a try.. good luck.

General Feedback
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Usa) on 01/08/2012 2077 posts

Marie, the lime/lemon & baking soda combo is mainly an acid reducer, so it seems safer to use it than not especially if your body is acidic, but to be safe use ph test strips to achieve a slightly alkaline state. As for the yeast infection, do consider oral Coconut Oil or Caprylic Acid along with any number of herbs like Grapefruit Seed, Olive Leaf, Neem, Pau de Arco to kill the bad fungus.

Hope this helps and good luck and report results, changes.

General Feedback
Posted by Lisa (Pleasant Prairie, Wi) on 01/08/2012

To Marie.... I had a minor case of thrush/yeast while nursing both my children and used gentian violet to cure it. My pediatrician told me to paint in on my nipple before nursing so my baby would get some in her mouth too. Although it is quite messy and stained both of us temporarily, it worked. I was able to get it over the counter at my local pharmacy.