Lufenuron: wondering if anyone has used this as a candida cleanse. Specifically there is a Candida product which I believe has lufenuron as it's main ingredient.
EC: More information about Lufenuron on Wiki here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufenuron
Not being one who likes to ingest chemicals, my first thought was as to whether or not you have done any research into grapefruit seed extract. It is all natural, and if used properly, is very helpful for any number of things. It can be taken orally or used topically. My wife has used it for yeast infections and cleared them up unbelievably fast. You should be able to find it at any health food store, and it is very potent. A small bottle will last for years, literally. You only use drops, orally or as a spray.
(Pacific Grove, Ca)
Please try virgin cold pressed Coconut Oil. It has Monolaurin in it to eliminate fungal, etc. problems. Very reasonable and is a curative for other health issues.
I had good success using Dr. McCombs candida diet. I found taking apple cider vinegar halfway through to be helpful. I also took virgin coconut oil all the way through. I found this study on lufenuron:
Am J Vet Res. 2005 Jun;66(6):1090-3.
Comparison of susceptibility of fungal isolates to lufenuron and nikkomycin Z alone or in combination with itraconazole.
Hector RF, Davidson AP, Johnson SM.
No evidence of inhibition, either by susceptibility testing or direct microscopic examination of treated cells, was obtained with lufenuron under experimental conditions. In contrast, nikkomycin Z, a known inhibitor of fungal chitin synthesis, had potent activity against C immitis when used singly. A synergistic interaction between nikkomycin Z and itraconazole was found against isolates of both species tested.
CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE:
On the basis of our in vitro data, lufenuron does not appear to possess antifungal properties.
I have been dealing with Candida for over a decade and just bought your book. I have many questions for you, but will start off with:
I'm fearful that taking the Lugol's iodine will conflict with the Armour Thyroid I'm taking. Would you suggest not taking both at the same time? Or will they not affect one another? I just dealt with having too high a dosage of Armour and it was hell, but I'm afraid to completely go off Armour. Your thoughts are appreciated!
(Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo/ Brazil)
My English is very poor for the writing, not for reading. I am from Brazil and I read an article in the Nexus magazine where a doctor cured a pacient with severe Candida desease with a lot of Lugol. The artcle was about some wrongs in current Medicine or something like that.
Dr, Tulio Simoncini, from Rome says that Candida causes a lot of trouble in the human body and says Sodium Bicarbonate is the solution. But dont be afraid, the human body is very strong also. Put a lot of coconut, coconut oil, Palm oil, garlic and Neem in your diet. About Neem, You can see in YuTube. See, also about Pau Darco, a great enemy of cancer and Candida. See also about Propolis Thank You, Earth Clinic and everybody
Hi Cleopatra...Taking a natural thyroid hormone(NTH) like Armour can be very beneficial for thyroid problems. But you really need to know how to adjust the NTH dose properly. I also realize that visits to an iodine-literate doc or even the alternative healer can be quite expensive. So some ideas for you which I hope will help.
First you must realize that NTH therapy is only a support therapy -- it supplies T1 , T2 , T3 , T4 and supplies calcitonin(regulates bone formation) for the body. This therapy is highly useful for managing hypothyroid symptoms but, without supplementing higher dose iodine, it is not a cure for thyroid conditions -- which is normally caused by a lack of iodine(and minerals) in the diet. This NTH treatment just treats the symptoms of low thyroid hormone -- It just raises your thyroid hormone to correct levels again without the participation of your own thyroid gland. So what you must really work towards if you can is to heal your thyroid gland and bring it up to full operational health again with a view to eventually come off all meds. That should really be your goal. Why stay on any thyroid meds for the rest of your life just treating the symptoms? That's expensive!!
Furthermore, Dr Brownstein has now tested iodine levels in 5, 000 of his patients at his clinic and found that about 95% of them are deficient in iodine/iodine. So most people in America now have low iodine or hypothyroid conditions.
For some good information on supplementing NTH, see this link:
If you also have other separate problems like low blood iron levels or low cortisol levels then this may also cause T3 levels to be too high in the blood thus contributing to other symptoms such as palpitations, anxiety, insomnia etc. If this is the case with you, then I would advise you to see a thyroid competent doctor in your area, since these problems, which are also tied into thyroid behavior, are much more complex and you will need to be properly tested and assessed.
As I've said, NTH can be very useful so you should continue using it but also you should take the full iodine protocol with companion nutrients as well(to actually cure your low thyroid problem). The best way to test your thyroid levels is to check your body temperature fist thing in the morning when you wake up. Don't get out of bed. Use a basal thermometer to check your body temperature(under your armpit). The correct healthy body temperature should be 98.6 F/37 C. This is one way to regulate your NTH and LI intake.
One can also supplement "hormone free" desiccated Thyroid tablets for the rebuilding of the gland without sudden increase in T levels. This method should result in a slow improvement of the gland. I would not shy from taking the "hormone free" along w/ the Armor as they should work very well together.
Thank you both.
Last two questions: 1. My nutritionist is pushing kelp over Lugol's; how do I explain why Lugol's is superior to Kelp when fighting Candida?
2. Bill, which are you in favor of: purchasing the Niacin and B50 Complex as separate supplements or purchasing the ATP Co factors (which I believe contains both)?
Hi Cleopatra...In answer to your questions:
1. My nutritionist is pushing kelp over Lugol's; how do I explain why Lugol's is superior to Kelp when fighting Candida?
Kelp is a very useful nutrient but I'm afraid that you will need much more iodine than the microgram dosages that kelp can provide to both kill candida or to heal the thyroid or satisfy the whole body's need for iodine/iodide. The thyroid gland optimally stores 50 mgs of iodine tops. The rest of the body needs to store 1, 500 mgs on a daily basis for optimal health(see the video below).
The following references and resources should give you(and your nutritionist) a much wider perspective on the need for higher iodine dosages for the whole body(rather than just for the thyroid):
The Missing Diagosis(a book on candida) by Dr Orion Truss
An interesting video for you:
I also very much doubt that your nutritionist will believe any of the above research because he/she has been so well trained within the narrow guidelines of modern medical research and FDA rules. That's why he/she is probably a confirmed iodophobe who is convinced from all that medical training and propaganda that any iodine dose above 2 mgs is poison for the body.
I've been taking lugol's iodine at 8 drops(50 mgs) a day for 8 years without any harmful effects whatsoever. I also truly believe that my own health has been much improved because of the lugol's iodine that I supplement.
Anyone who cannot take or stand the higher dosage of iodine will probably have either high amounts of bromine or fluorine or heavy metals in their body or will be anaemic(lack of iron in the blood) or will have low levels of cortisol. And if you carefully investigate these reasons as so-called iodine side-effects -- none of them will lead back to excess iodine as the culprit but, instead, will lead back to a bad diet and a bad lifestyle that has been ongoing for decades.
2. Bill, which are you in favor of: purchasing the Niacin and B50 Complex as separate supplements or purchasing the ATP Co factors (which I believe contains both)?
You can use either protocol. I also favour the ATP Cofactors(made by Optimox) because Dr Guy Abraham used his own pills(from Optimox) to help cure iodine deficiency disorders within hs own research. It's up to you whichever you use. I mention using niacin and Vitamin B50 simply because its cheaper and should achieve the same result when used in the Iodine Protocol.
Where can I get a top quality oral magnesium chloride powder/capsule? Is it even better to use a transdermal magnesium chloride oil? I have purchased and am reading the book, "Candida Killing so sweetly" by Bill Thompson
(San Fernando, Philippines)
Hi John D....I would use the Magnesium Oil (70% Magnesium and 30% water) both orally and transdermally. Magnesium is used in over 300 major body processes and is used in 700-800 enzyme systems within the the body(according to Dr Carolyn Dean from her book ) -- including digestion, the immune system and for keeping the intestinal environment healthy. See this link.
Their are many sources of Magnesium Chloride. Dr Carolyn Dean sells the pico magnesium form whereas Dr Sircus advocates the natural Zechstein (mined from the Earth containing other minerals) derived magnesium chloride form. Carolyn Dean's pico magnesium form is said to be better absorbed. She promotes magnesium brands such as ReMag. Dr Sircus promotes Ancient Minerals magnesium. Dr Sircus's magnesium chloride form is natural and contains many other minerals besides which are beneficial for the body. Also bear in mind that both Dr Carolyn Dean and Dr Sircus are probably being nicely paid to advertise that ReMag or Ancient Minerals are the best form of Magnesium Chloride to take. So its up to you to decide really
I bought my own magnesium chloride as a hydrated chemical powder in Thailand and make my own Magnesium Oil whenever I need it. I'm still using it after 5 years.
I've been on the Master Cleanse diet for 10 days and plan on continuing it for 30 in hopes to rid myself of Candida along with bad breath, which is one of the horrible side effects. However, I have not noticed any improvement and it gets me nervous because the fast is recommended 3-10 days for the average person, but you can do it up to 40. I guess what I'm wanting to know is, is the grade b maple syrup that's in the lemon drink helping or hurting my candida?
No maple syrup!!! According to Ted, when erasing candida, no sweets should be consumed, including syrup!!! So no sugar, honey, white flour, milk products, sweetners, red meat, juice.. To be honest, I am not following it either, I am breastfeeding my ababy and cannot be on chicken and rice all day long.. But I am just saying..
Monarda Tea and Frequency Generator
I treated candida with Monarda tea & frequency generator backed with infrared:ranges from 2.5-12.o cps.The person was medically confirmed to have extensive candida overgrowth.They were medically confirmed to be free of infection the next day.Regarding parasites: I occasionally use diatomaceous earth powder 1 tbsp. which acts as fine razor like blades & shreds the buggers. It will not harm the host. blessings.
HI U BILL, , , , , , , , as you know I's jus smart enough to be dangerous. I think this is a candida thing, but I have been doing your H2O2 in my ears as well as ozone ear insufflation. At first, my ears would shed lots of stuff. It is becoming less with time and treatments. What is happening?
Am I making progress? When I used ozonated olive oil all heck took place. That is some potent stuff. I won't do that again until I diminish this fungus. Please explain to me what is taking place.
As you know I'm doing my rife machine for my cancer protocol, could that be helping?
Yo Redneck Buddy====ORH====
(San Fernando, Philippines)
Hi ORH...You're right that the hydrogen peroxide fizz -- let's call it the HP fizz -- happens when you have bacteria, fungus or viruses in your ears. HP kills them all and the fizz tells you that its happening. Same as when you put HP on an open, festering sore -- it will fizz and froth like crazy -- because its busy killing pathogens. And as you use this HP protocol more and more over time -- the fizzing gets less and less and that simply tells you that the pathogen numbers in the ears are going down.
To digress a wee bit, the middle ear is also connected to the throat by a small tube -- called the Eustachian tube -- which helps to equalize pressure in the middle ear. So this open narrow tube can also perhaps act as a secret and safe hide-away cave for bacteria, fungus, viruses. I'm explaining some reasons here why your flu or cold never goes away. That's because the virus might perhaps be hiding in that ear tube, untouched and unreachable, happily breeding away and dumping all their offspring continuously into your throat region.
Other places these pathogens can hide and breed safely, as I've described before, are in the sinuses, nose, ears, nasopharynx cavity(cavity directly behind the nose and above the throat) as well as in the lower intestines and in the joint and backbone synovial fluids.
To disinfect the upper body regions, as I've mentioned before, just put half a teaspoon of gum turpentine in your mouth, mix it with some spit and slowly breath in the turps vapours through your mouth and out through your nose. Do this for about 2 or 3 minutes. And if you don't breath the vapours slow and easy then you will almost certainly cough. The wonderful thing about this inhalation method is that you don't need a nebulizer and you don't need a fine mist sprayer. This inhaltion method should effectively help to disinfect the mouth, gums, bronchials, lungs, nasopharynx cavity, nose and sinuses. I've affectionately called this turps inhalation method "Taking the Vapours".
Regarding your local ear infection problems wrt your systemic candida issues, its also quite likely that any fungal skin or ear infections are just symptoms or expressions of the systemic candida that has infected your blood. But don't get disheartened -- just focus on eradicating the systemic candida in your body -- this is the most important part of the strategy. And once you get rid of the systemic candida, then all your skin probems and other "symptoms" will just fade away and disappear. That's what happened to me when I cured my systemic candida. My psoriasis, eczma, jock itch and 25 y o athletes foot(caused by galloping 'jungle rot' from my old army days) all disappeared on their own without a whimper and without any topical treatments at all.
As to your final question -- Am I making progress ? -- I think that you have more common sense than most doctors. Your own experience and your advice in helping other people on this site deserves acclaim. And whatever you decide to do, don't stop using your Rife machine. I have high respect particularly for Rife technology because it makes complete sense. The only drawback is that it can be a steep learning curve learning about all the frequencies and harmonics and such.
And if you like I'll email Ted and get the Rife frequencies that he uses for both candida fungus and blood cancer. Not promising he'll answer, he's a busy guy, but I'll let you know either way. Ted uses a Rife BCX Ultra.
(Ten Mile, Tn.)
HI U BILL, , , , , , thanks for your response especially about inhaling turpentine. I would have thought my Ozone ear insuffiliation would have gotten the area you mentioned . None the less, I copied and pasted your post.
I was reared in the Sweat South and was a half ass athlete.... so I know about Jock Itch and kept it until I was in my thirties. I hunted squirrels in the 70's in the Little River bottoms below Broken Bow, Oka. and we hunted them in late August when it was 105 degrees in the shade. Folks always ask, why don't you wait until it cools off. Well, if you want to catch 8 squirrels up a hickory nut tree , then you have to hunt when there are 8 squirrels up a hickory nut tree. That leads to my rattlesnake story which I will tell in another post.
Naturally after the first day's hunt your crotch was chapped bad and you hunted bow legged the next day. Since I's SJS, I figured that the sweat running through the crack in my rear was causing the problem so from then on I packed my fanny with toilet tissue and the problem went away.
I still kept the Jock Itch and figured that it was due to the sweat and so for the last 40 years I pack my fanny every morning with toilet tissue and guess what? I have not had the Jock Itch in 40 years.
I know this is rude and crude, but when you read the numerous post on EC about this problem, I finally decided to pass my little secret on. Our grandson plays football and I know he has this problem. Anyway, when I told our daughter-in-law how to help with this , , , , , , she belly laughed. I did not take offense because she was Yankee reared and they can't help it. That's just the way they are.
If it's so great up there why are they moving South by the droves?
Hi ORH. I was interested in your recent post (reply to Bill)when you described your remedy for jock itch, I've seen many ladies use the toilet paper remedy for sweat and itching down below. I was a district nurse years ago and this remedy helped ladies when they were immobile/bed ridden etc. after bathing, keeping them fresh, and men surely would benefit from this. You say you do. Please keep on with your imformative down to earth posts; they are so enjoyable to read, Joy
(Ten Mile, Tn.)
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Esophagus throat candida travels up into the face, ears and brain. This dangerous. That's why you had the ear problem. You must eliminate candida at a slower pass through out your body.to much die off will only plug your liver which will cause you more problems. Your liver can't filter all die off at once. Once a week, use 2 teaspoons of grey sea salt to one warm but not hot water1 cup of water. Stay home that day. It wil clean out the die off. You will poop possible 4 to 5 times your liver will be clear to filter more.
When using STS, Methylene Blue, turpentine (Georgia version), sodium bicarb, trisodium phosphate, iodine, and borax...is there any general guidance on how to time taking these? IE, I know from drugs dot com there might be interaction between iodine and MB. I also know that turpentine should be taken on its own at night, so that means STS and turpentine are taken separately on different nights. Any other helpful advice? Main goal is candida killing, hoping the candida is what is causing my hypothyroid/migraines/brain fog.
Hi Cj...Here are some remedy combination rules that you can follow:
* Never take lugols iodine(LI) together with turpentine, sodium thiosulphate, methylene blue or borax.
* Borax can be mixed in with any of Ted's alkalizing drinks.
* Methylene Blue and iodine should never be taken in the evening because they are stimulating and so might inhibit sleep.
* Always mix methylene blue with vitamin c whenever you take it.
* LI can be mixed in with a vitamin c solution without problems.
For more remedy combinations see Ted's list here.
Here are some examples of useful remedy combinations:
Special Alkalizing Combo No 1
In one glass of water add:
1 tablespoon squeezed Lemon/Lime
1 tablespoon ACV
Add MSM – Methyl-Sulphonyl-Methane(1/2 tspn)
Add Glutamine (1/8 tspn or 500 mgs)
Add 5% Lugol's Iodine (6 drops)
Add Vitamin C as Ascorbic acid (1/4 tspn or 1000 mgs)
Add Sodium Bicarbonate(Baking Soda) until the fizzing stops
Take this drink twice a day outside mealtimes(take it up to one hour before or two hours after meals as a rough guide). Useful against candida/pathogens, digestive problems, low or hypothyroid conditions, heavy metal and halide detoxer and useful for damaged gut/allergies.
This drink is a strong alkalizer, heavy metal detoxer (MSM, Vitamin C, LI), strong anti-pathogen(due to LI), repairs intestines(due to MSM, glutamine and vitamin C), benefits the thyroid gland(LI), strong Immune booster etc. If you haven't got all the ingredients, it really doesn't matter. Just add in what you can and you will benefit from it.
Special Alkalizing Combo No 2
This is virtually the same remedy as the first drink except you just subtract the Lugols Iodine and ordinary water and just add in Ted's borax water instead.
In one glass add:
1 tablespoon squeezed Lemon or Lime
1 tablespoon ACV
Add a full glass of Ted's Borax Water
Add MSM – Methyl-Sulphonyl-Methane(1/2 tspn)
Add Glutamine (1/8 tspn or 500 mgs)
Add Vitamin C as Ascorbic acid(1/4 tspn or 1000 mgs)
Add Sodium Bicarbonate(Baking Soda) until the fizzing stops.
Take this remedy up to one hour before or two hours after meals. Useful against candida, an arthritis cure, detoxer and beneficial for damaged gut/allergies. This drink is strongly anti-fungal, strongly alkalizing, fluoride detoxer, repairs intestines, heavy metal detoxer(MSM, vitamin C), immune booster etc. If you haven't got all the ingredients, it doesn't matter. Just add what you can and you will benefit from its effects.
Another Variation of Ted's Borax Water Remedy
Make a liter of Ted's Borax Water as above and you can optionally add in the following nutrients:
* Add in Green Tea or Gymnema sylvestre tea*.
* Add glycerin for sweetness. No sugar.
* Vitamin C powder -- 3000 mgs .
* Glutamine powder -- 1000 mgs
* 1/2 tspn Methyl Sulfonyl Methane(MSM)
* 1/2 tspn sodium bicarbonate(baking soda)
* Drink this mixture throughout the day.
* Take this remedy up to one hour before or two hours after meals.
* Recent research has discovered that extracts from Gymnema sylvestre actively inhibits the candida morphing into its more virulent fungal parasitic form in the body. The yeast form is much easier to deal with.
Hi Cj...Just to also mention and make clear that both hypothyroid issues or candida problems can both cause brain fog, lethargy, tiredness etc for different reasons. Generally when people have serious candida issues they are usually hypothyroid as well. But this is really a chicken or egg argument. The point being that the anti-candida protocol that I advise should address both these problems due to the LI content.
Daghan Salamat dong. (Thank you muchly) I will try this and will update.
(Mansfield , Tx)
Hi Sam...The reason lugol's iodine should not be taken with borax is that neither Ted from Bangkok nor Walter Last, in their own borax protocols, have ever recommended adding lugols iodine as well to the borax solution. In the past, I have tried to find out why online and the only thing that I can figure is that as the borax and LI pass through the stomach the acidic HCL might catalyze or cause a reaction between the borax and LI. I also suspect that it is the molecular iodine component of LI(not the potassium iodide component) that is reactive with borax, since Ted has also recommended using just potassium iodide or SSKI together with borax on EC.
I think Ted would probably be best at answering this one, since he is a biochemist.
I felt an oncoming yeast infection, so I thought I'd do a little of everything to knock it out. I drank a couple cups of Pau d'arco tea, lots of garlic (the candida cleanse formula) tumeric, yogurt and what I really think did it... GSE. I took about 10-12 drops in about 12 oz of water. I took all of this within the span of an entire day, and by the end of it, I felt like I had a bad flu. Terrible body aches that woke me up, night sweats, headache, no appetite. This lasted for about 2.5 days. The only thing that helped mildly with the pain was vicodin (had it from wisdom teeth exaction)
I had candida coming out of everywhere.. it was nasty, but I knew it worked. Afterward I felt fine but am scared to take GSE again, at least that much. Start slow
Cl503: I have had similar results w/ fungal die off. I find either Activated Charcoal or Bentonite Clay prior to meals very helpful in eliminating those toxins safely. Coffee Enemas can also be used but one might need to add Milled Flax Seed and/or Aloe Vera to support the Colon (which already needs this support do to Candida).
Do add Caprylic Acid or Coconut Oil to the diet as it is very necessary in killing or preventing the growth of fungal organisms.
I also benefit from MolyB & Niacin supplementation to clear the (very) toxic aldehydes produced by the fungus.
CANDIDA with complications/ heart palpitations / sleep apnea: Good day, I have emailed Ted a week ago but have not yet received an answer. I would like to get some feedback from the forum on the Methylene blue causing extreme dizziness and the insomnia / extreme fatigue issue / sleep apnea issue which he has for more than 2 years.
We have identified that Methylene Blue causes the extreme dizziness, but I'm not sure why. Should he stay off from it completely? MB has so many benefits (I'm using it myself) and want to know if he can start using it again at later point in time.
My son has had Candida for 15plus years. He started below remedy about 9 days ago. I believe he has systemic candida. The last 3 yrs he has difficulty sleeping with symptoms of sleep apnea. He hasn't been tested for sleep apnea yet, but he also stops breathing while awake for +/- 20 seconds which is followed by difficulty swallowing and has to drink water.
Extreme chronic fatigue due to lack of sleep, irregular heartbeat / palpitations are current symptoms. He also started to get pains around the heart. After a week on the candida remedy, he is feeling more tired, but of more concerns is that the dizziness and brainfog has increased as well.
He is currently taking:
- Alkalizing formula: Lemon with BS and BS in the evening before he goes to bed
- Lugols Iodine : 5% mouth wash 3x per day
- Cream for Candida rash around mouth : Coconut Oil with Lavender essential oil
- Borax- 1/8 to 1/4 tspn in one litre water
- Camelia Sinensis Drops: (Green tea extract) 10-15 drops x 3
- SOLAL anti-parasite ( 6 capsules per day containing Golden seal root (Hydrastis Canadensis) 400mg, Wormwood (above ground parts) (Artemisia absinthium) 500mg, Pau D'Arco Inner Bark (Taheebo tabebui) 500mg, Black Walnut Hull (Juglans Nigra) 1000mg ) He has been using this for 3 weeks.. There's a week left to complete the course.
- Methylene Blue 0. 1% 4-6 drops 2x daily
- Vitamin C
- Magnesium Chelate 450 mg
- Zinc gluconate
- Vitamin B3 nicotinamide 100mg 3x p.d.
- Milk Thistle with dandelion
- Molobdenum: He is not using this due to difficulty obtaining in quantities more than 10mcg. It's also combined in general vitamin products.
I would appreciate it if you could review the above remedies he is currently taking and advise if we are on the right track, and if you believe that the symptoms mentioned I.E. Heart palpitations, sleeping problems, etc could be linked to the Candida and proper remedy for sleep problems. I am especially worried about his heart and increased dizziness.Your valuable insight and advice would be highly appreciated. Greatest gratitude.
Hi Maggie, I feel your pain. It is so sad to see a mom go through all that you are going. But don't give up! Candid can be beaten. It can cured completley. As far as the remedies you have listed, I don't see anything wrong with it. Some of them kill the candida and some are immune boosters. May be some of the more knowledgeable bloggers will cast their opinion on it. Don't give up! Your son will be healed completely. Have faith. Trust in God.
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.
I had suffered from candida for nearly 30 years. As the years went by I have friends who have been on too many antibiotics or had a bad diet and started suffering from it as well. I am overwhelmed at the number of people I meet who have digestive problems now. I started giving my friends a rotating supplement program that I use myself. I sourced out the cheapest suppliers, used only the best supplement companies and put the rotated supplements in an easy weekly pill box. You should do a strict full blown cleanse first as this is the maintenance regime. The rotation is something like this:
- Mon - olive leaf extract
- Tues- l-glutamine
- Wed - sporogenes (probiotic - no need for fridge)
- Thus - grapefruit seed extract
- Fri - caprylic acid capsules
- Sat- garlic capsules
- Sun - berberine
- Week 2
- Mon - Pau d`arco etc etc....
If you want me to send you my regime ... Let me know. I think I have been just as frustrated as the legions of people who have severely suffered from candida... Left to our own devices to sort it out without the help or support from regular MDs. I will send it to you at cost. Not in it to make a profit - just want to help out wherever you are in this world! .
I recently wrote about this very subject and the reason that Candida Albicans can be difficult to get rid of, especially if you have had it for a long time. I included ways to help deal with it based on the current science. Here is a link to that article :
Let us know how you do!
Hi All, I take apple cider vinegar 4 drops with tsp honey bit of warm water to stir then add cold and knock it back only once a day it has helped my bad back no end but why would anyone want to take their concoctions more than once a day - anything that is taken too much is not good for you.
I also take quarter tsp of Bicarbonate of soda in half a glass of water for my heartburn when it comes on which is about once a week now whereas before I lived on rennies - then the doctor put me on some sort of antacid tablets that had side effects like putting on weight. So I stick to carrying my bicarbonate of soda in an old tablet bottle.
Re CANDIDA - I got rid of mine that I had had for years on and off with the following:
2 -3 half capfuls of Aloe vera (cranberry flavour) juice (this is like a weed killer for yeast) 1 -2 acidophulus tablets (10 million per capsule) as the 4 Billion suggested capsule gave me a temperature. I gave up all sugars, all yeasts incl alcohol except Apple cider vinegar, and gave up mushrooms as suggested in the candida book - this I did (and noted on paper each day my headaches etc) I did this for 3 months suggested and all my ailments went away now I keep aloe vera in the fridge for when I need it (opened it only lasts a month) and always keep taking my acidophulus tablets 1 or 2 a day - they are the good bacteria that is suppossed to be found in Actimal and Yogurts and Yacult except that the later 3 things have sugar in them and make you fat hence contarindications.
I now take Selinium tablets - antioxidents once a day and a squirt of lemon juice also antioxident to ward of colds - I watched a documentary that said that oxygen oxideses our body like rust and therefore we should all be taking antioxidents because of this and the chemicals in the air.
Look after yourselfs and don't overdo your concoctions but personally I would do things over a course of a month or 2 -3 only and if it does not clear up then think again.
I have areas on my face, primarily the sides of my nose and between my eyes, that are very prone to pimples and even some cystic type acne. Had this for at least 15 years now, since puberty. The ones on the sides of my nose seem to be there permanently :( Sometimes they get better for a bit, then come back.
i have been trying using coconut oil, ACV, and H2o2 with miminal results. My theory is that they are pockets of candida (i have a systemic issue that I am treating). can anyone suggest a *strong* topical remedy? thank you!
My son has had remarkable results from oil pulling for acne. He is 26 with many scars on his face from acne since puberty. He tried many topical treatments including ACV and sulfur creams. He improved his diet excluding sugar, processed foods, dairy, fast foods, but still had outbreaks frequently. Since oil pulling with extra virgin olive oil his face is not breaking out and looks SO much better. He never misses a day without oil pulling now.
(Jersey City, Nj, Usa)
Thanks Patricia. I've done oil pulling as it helps somewhat... I need to get back to doing it.
if I may, it sounds like your son has similar breakouts to what I had.... For me, it was definitely a candida issue. In fact, the fact that this diet has helped him supports this conclusion. That might be something to look into... There are plenty of remedies on this site. It needs to be attacked aggressively.
First off, I would like to thank Earth Clinic!!! You may have saved my marriage! I was at my wits end with my husband. He has been in an ill dispostion for years. He has really bad depression, no concentration (he says his brain just feels foggy all the time), he has gained weight, he is now 330lbs! His depression comes along with a bad temper and extreme mood swings. He has always been like this, since I met him ten years ago but the past 2 years has gotten really bad. Well, I decided to treat him naturally for his depression since I have sucessfully treated myself naturally for different things over the years (haven't been to a docter in probably 15 years aside from The prenatal care and delivery of our 2 kids). I started giving him St. John's Wort, fish oil and a good multi vitamin. It helped slightly but was not enough for me to keep putting up with it. So about 2 days ago I started doing more research and found out about Candida. I have gone through this with my dogs so I was slightly familiar with it. Anyways I found a test to take to see if you have it! My husband definately has it! I think he was born with it! His mom seems to have had the same symptoms most of her adult life. His symptoms are; Chronic Athlete's foot (it's so bad, his feet are covered with probably a good 2 inches of solid callus. ), his armpits are brown with major pimples all over them, itchy anus, itchy ears, itchy and raw belly button, his belly is huge and hard, extreme gas and bloating, extreme appetite, horrible breath and body odor, acne on his rear, recurring jock itch, constant headaches, recurring bronchitis, joint and muscle pain, foggy vision And as mentioned above major mood swings, depression, anger problems... the symptoms can go on forever.
Well he had already agreed to go on a diet to lose weight because I am only 120lbs and it was becoming a real problem for me. It may sound superficial but it is causing real problems for me in the bedroom dept. Because his weight on top of me truly hurts. So I have now eliminated all sugars and refined flours and grains temporally. I plan to reintroduce whole grains after we've gotten the Candida under control. I have also started to give him fresh lemon juice with baking soda, fresh crushed garlic and warm water 3x's a day. Today I am going to get him som VCO and good pro-prebiotics. I really hope all this helps because I truly feel he has this so bad he could die soon from it if not treated immediately. He is only 29 years old and he is just miserable! And so is everyone else who has to live with him!
Anyways I have a few questions. First, should I be treating myself, my children and my animals also? My son, who is 4, Has bumpy, rashy arms, mild asthma, recurring broncitis and Gets thrush about once a year, usually after taking antibiotics, but is quickly cured with nystatin and lots of yogurt. He also had thrush for the first 6 months of his life, which I believe was due to the major iv antibiotics he was put on immediatly after birth (my water broke 2 days before he was delivered, it was a precaution). My daughter who is only 2 years old has mood swings compararable to a menapausal woman. I'm not exaggerating at all about her temperment, it can be unbearable at times. Second, does anyone recommend anything else for my familiy's condition? I must get rid of this monster afflicting us!
Thanks again Earth Clinic! I hope to reply back soon with good news!
(Eau Claire, Wisconsin)
Dear Robyn from Lavaca, Ar
I am new to this forum but have read extensively the postings. I am curious, is there mold in your home? Myself and my family have very similar symptoms. My daughter and youngest son have terrible mood swings and fatigue plagues all of us. I have suspected mold for sometime but did not know how it manifested itself inside the body.Thank you
No. I do not live in a moldy home. Oddly enough though, 2 and a half years ago we owned a moldy home. We lived there for 5 years. The mold was so bad. My son was hospitalized for breathing issues when he was 1 and a half due to the mold. We tried reporting it to our home insurance company and they said with the amount in our home that it was there before we bought it and they can not cover pre existing damage. We finally let our home go into foreclosure because we could not afford to pay for the mold extraction and pay for somewhere else to live until it was done. We have been alot healthier since we left our beloved first home. Luckily we moved out 2 weeks before my daughter was born and oddly enough she is the healthiest one out of my family, never gets sick with respiratory issues.
Was just reading your article with interest and empathy. After years of Candida and related diseases associated with overload of toxicity initially started with gut dysbiosis, (most likely from early age, if not birth) I am again researching the internet and fortunately found (this time round), this very useful site. Thank you EC and everyone sharing their experience and knowledge on here.
Among many other books, I have recently read 'Gut and Psychology Syndrome' by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, who cured her child of severe learning disabilities through researching and learning that imbalances in the flora (friendly bacteria) of the gut and overload of unfriendly bacteria and their toxins causes damage to the gut wall allowing undigested proteins and other toxins getting to the brain, as well as other organs; causing ADD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression, Schizophrenia, auto-immune diseases and such like. She has developed a Diet called GAPS which to me looks pretty interesting.
I have been on various candida fighting regimes at different times through my life, the strict diet plans, detoxification protocols, catalogue of herbs and supplements and the one in the past that helped the most and was easier to manage and stick to, was eating all natural organic, fresh fruit, vegetable juices, steamed vegetables and a little organic meat or fish.
I fasted for three weeks first just taking one vegetable juice in the morning, (which included carrots) and drinking distilled water for the rest of the day. The first three or four days were uncomfortable, the body was detoxifying, bad headaches, very bad breath and body odour and pain everywhere. It passed and I just rested, as you have no energy, but I did sit in the sun when I could. After the fast I built up slowly to eating with just a few chunks of ripe melon, or peeled cucumber and banana until I ate proper sized meals within a couple of days. I lost 10 lbs.
This was a very good start to a healthy maintenance diet and a more long term but SLOW detoxification protocol particularly if you are CHRONICALLY ill, in my opinion. Suddenly ingesting huge amounts of supplements even probiotics, when you are very toxic and dehabilitated causes severe auto-intoxication and unbearable side effects, in my experience. I wont bore you with my details as many people have discussed similar events on this site already.
My Life circumstances changed and I unfortunately slipped off my healthy life style again and not surprisingly I am again ridden with disease. I will be trying HP or MMS (still researching to decide which one) and am already taking Baking Soda alkalising formulas as stipulated on this site which is going well, so far.
My query is really with diet? after reading so much, I am really confused which diet is better, Organic Meat with vegetables, salads etc. and NO fruit, or All fruit, veggies and salads with NO meat or Dairy.
Obviously all refined food, tinned, jarred etc are out and for me also I firmly believe grains are the worst to take when fighting Candida, even oats, quinoa, millet, brown rice and all those, which some candida protocols say are ok in small amounts.
Amongst the alternative health practitioners world there really is a huge difference with attitudes, the diets and supplementation protocols. It is a frightening minefield for the lay (and sick person). The key common ground seems to be the need for balanced ph and detoxification and a halt in ingesting or absorbing anymore toxicity (as much as is humanly possible in this modern world )whilst remembering to actually enjoy life along the way!
Choice of supplements and diet at the end of the day is up to us as individuals and it seems to me that it is only when we accept responsibility for our illness instead of blaming doctors (or other health practitioners for that matter) for doing stuff to us, that we can start to take control of our health and lifestyles in a rational and composed way, without fear.
Many different diets and supplement protocols evidentally seem to work based on all the research I have done over the years. I guess we just need to choose one based on what feels right, that is practical and affordable too. Do our very best with diet, which ever one we choose. I think it is clear that refined sugar in drinks and junk food, packaged food is no good for anyone.
Cut all the bad stuff out, that is a good start, along with taking some form of exercise every day, a little at a time, then more as we get stronger. Dont rush and dont panic, step by step over time slowly incorporate things that we believe (based on our own research) will make us well and most importantly believe we can get well, our bodies are the most amazing healing organism, we just got to love and respect it.
Good luck to everyone on their journey to improved health, I will stay posted to this site with interest.
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
Rachel, thanx for your personal testimony / post as many people suffer this condition.
If I might add, it is common nowadays to ascribe "Candida" as the number one culprit; which is most likely the case in the majority, but not for all. There are many types of pathogens that are similar to Candida but aren't specifically. Especially for folks like yourself, there seems to be underlying causes that prevent any permanent resolve. The ecology of your external as well as internal environments must be scrutinized. Anything causing toxicity and lack of oxygen MUST be eliminated. Home air quality is often very poor, so it is advised to purchase air purification hardware (I personally like Negative Ion and Ozone generators).
Any kind of parasite infestation can be a donor in the Candida problem, as the immune system gets compromised.
As for diet, you know the essentials so stay w/ that, and leave anything else for experimentation as per your individual condition. Don't forget the powerhouse of herbs & spices in your cupboard ---Garlic, Oregano, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Ginger, among others. Don't forget to use plenty of Coconut Oil and Caprylic Acid as they are so effective especially in the lipid membranes.
Iodine supplementation is advised as a deficiency can leave the body susceptible to infection. If "all else fails", HP supplementation is advised. MMS is our last and most powerful defense from pathogens. Begin w/ as little as 2 drop dose and add one drop per day.
Hi Tim, Thanks for your feedback to help beat my candida issues once and for all. I have had parasite/stool tests done and apparently clear there. Good tip about MSM and iodine. I have just purchased nascent iodine and magnesium oil with MSM included to use transdermally as I have such bad gut/absorption issues. Staying as alkaline as possible is working well. I need more exercise instead of being routed to this site and researching (only kidding! ) Completely agree about limiting toxicity from our environment, have ordered Sodium thiosulfate to mineralise my distilled drinking water and use to get rid of chlorine in bath water.
best wishes, Rachel
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
Hi Rachel, Not sure how I missed your original post. I notice that you read about the GAPS diet but have you read any of Donna Gates work? She has been dedicated in this field regarding candida for over 20 years and I consider an expert on this subject. Her book is called "The Body Ecology Diet". It's an amazing book and I have had the great good fortune to hear her speak extensively on this subject on four occasions now. She is also dedicated to the autism community in helping turn children around through their diets. She has a very comprehensive site as well which you can easily google and on it she offers quite a few excellent recipes and articles. I've learned so much from her and have helped others to rid their candida with her protocol. You might really enjoy reading her book. She teaches you how to make make fermented veggies and also coconut kefir which is her own creation to get the good bacteria back into action. On Facebook, if you do a search for Body Ecology her page always has really good information and video of her speaking. Anyway, I wish you the best, Lisa
Hi Lisa, Thanks for your advice. I will take a good look at Donna Gates work and The Body Ecology Diet, obviously it is similar to the gaps diet as fermented probiotics are what she advocates, just a quick question though, does Donna Gates advocate high animal fat, lots of fat the more the better, as the GAPs diet does? Cos that is the only part of it that doesnt sit well with me. I am not strictly vegetarian but the thought of washing loads of greasy caseroles and chopping up lots of bones and animal parts to make broths is putting me off the whole thing. Would be grateful for feed back on this but will look up her site anyway Thanks! Best wishes
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
Hi Rachel, as a matter of fact, no she does not promote high animal fat or fat in her diet. Given the information regarding your favored way of eating, you will appreciate what she advocates. Her journey began as a macrobiotic many years ago and then vegetarian as well which is how my journey also began many years ago too. What she did was took what she considered the best of all the knowledge she had gathered through her many avenues and combined them for her unique Body Ecology diet. It's very comprehensible and includes what I consider mostly vegetarian dishes on her site and also in her book. I have used quite a few of them and absolutely love her various soups. I eat meat but really focus on lots of vegetables. She also has a lot of video on her site that might interest you. I am always impressed with the vast knowledge she conveys whenever I've heard her speak. I hope you take the time to check her info out. Wishing you the best on your health, Lisa
Good day sirs. Ive been suffering nearly three months now. I had this due to rampant use of antibiotics, few months back, currently im using the the following remedy. Garlic and Cayene pepper - occasional
Grapefruit extract 3 x a day
Milk thistle - 2x aday
L-glutamine - 1x a day
Power herb, to help my immune system - 1x aday
Pau d arco - 2x aday
3 ltrs of water with lemon daily
Olive oil-occasional - 1 spoon a day
Yeast destroyer table from UK - 2 x aday. Consist of herbs etc
Ascorbic acid vitamins 1X aday
Now im planning to take multi vitamins, but most of them consist of the following ingridients, citric acid, corn starch, beta carotine. Follic acid, is it possible to take that? as I know those are not allowed to be taken if you had these condition, please do help, I need a guidance, I wish to end this long battle, im thin like a stick now, due to my diet, help please...
(St. Louis, Mo, United States)
(The Woodlands, Tx)
You are doing lots of things to kill the candida, but I'm not seeing anything to replace the good bacteria killed by the antibiotics. The good bacteria actually help to keep things like candida down to a manageable level. You can get good bacteria into your body in a lot of different ways -
Fermented dairy like yogurt, kefir, buttermilk and other variations
Fermented veggies like home-made lactofermented cabbage (sauerkraut), carrots, kim chee mixtures, beets and more
Fermented fruits - aka chutneys
Fermented grain drinks - like rejuvelac from grains like wheat or rye
Fermented soy - like unpasteurized miso in a warm broth (not hot, it will kill the good microorganisms)
You can also use probiotic supplements. Jordan Rubin found that one of the turning points in his health recovery was including soil microorganisms into his diet. Garden of Life and a few other companies offer soil microorganisms in some of their supplements, too. You may also want to look at the possibility of toxic metals in your body - they predispose us to candida problems, and make them very difficult to eradicate. Hair sample testing can show toxic exposures over time, and a chelation test can show what can be pulled out of your tissues by a chelating agent. Many people have uranium poisoning due to shifting winds carrying radioactive fallout from places like Chernobyl, to give one example why you might have toxic exposure even if you have been scrupulous about your diet and water filtration habits. Fermented foods are also protective during exposure to radioactive toxicity, btw... So are green foods and fiber-rich foods, but fermented foods proved their value after the bomb in Hiroshima, which I really respect.
Thank you so much for the advise, yes Im planning to try the lemon and baking soda regime, but im not sure if I can add that with my current routine, what should I do now, I dont know what will be the effect, should I cut some of theme or and before adding the lemon regime, everyone who knows please advise, im suffering so much with this illness.