Hi there, I started oil pulling with sesame oil about 10 days and it has been great so far. After 2-3 days, my BM increased and I got worried about my gluten intolerance but figured out it was the effect of oil pulling. I am also experiencing a sinus mucus draining so for the first days, I even quit my sinus rinse because my sinus was getting cleared with oil pulling. Now, things have changed. Anyway, on this forum I learned that coconut oil is another great oil and that I can also take it internally. I researched and now have a nice jar of coconut oil. All my life, I had issues with my digestive system and I started having reflux at age 12 maybe before.
I took a table spoon of coconut oil and wow what a bad nausea I experienced! It kept me away from food yesterday.
Today, I took baking soda in water before breakfast (thanks Ted) and had breakfast about 20 minutes later. I started eating cucumber one of the rare food that helps me with acid reflux. But had 2 small slice of gluten free bread with olive oil and almond better.
I really want to do something about candida because it can only be that that is keeping me behind. I am gluten free for 3 months and even though I feel much better I still don't have all my energy back.
I don't use sugar anywhere but I love fruits. My favourite fruits of the moment are pommegrenade, pinneaple and banana. I tried other fruits too. I have heard tht the diet for candida means no fruits at all. Is that right?
How long should I stay away from them?
I don't mind a paleo diet aka veggies meat with some rice because that's how I feel the best. Almost anything else causes me reflux as soon as I have more than 3 spoon and sometimes even with very little food.
Here is my plan when I start my candida treatment:
-Take things slowly and then increase treatment
-Use coconut oil, oil of oregano, garlic, cloves, ginger and a few other things I read about.
-Alkalize my system by eating veggies like kale, cucumber celery lemon. I love the juice I make with kale cucumber and pineapple with lemon but don't know if pineaple will be a bad choice since it is a fruit.
-I snake with nuts like almond and seeds like sunflower seeds. I wonder if I should avoid the salt I know it is as good as non salty. Also, should I avoid pistachio because they are acidic and not like almond.
I also have reaction to different foods unless it is not the food but the combination. So I am thinking of eliminating eggs, soya, corn, caffeine whiteners I tried even almond milk and coconut milk. It is ok the first time but because I like having my caffeine after my meal, I ended up having reflux.
Any of suggestions will be appreciated. I need help with the coconut oil and how I can stand keep using... I never like its smell. Also, can I mix all the ingredient like coconut, oil of oreganno, garlic, clove etc and use it as a one time treatment? I drink chai tea where I put cardamone and cinnemon with clove are these other spices good for candida? These days even black tea can give me reflux should I stop the tea too?
Sorry for the long message and thank you.
Fruits are an absolute no if you have candida. Pineapple and banana contain big amounts of sugar, which would feed the yeast.
You should differentiate between foods that cause the actual die-off and foods that only make feel you worse. To experience a die-off, I recommend you try eating one whole coconut in the morning and fasting until evening. You should get a nasty headache. Or you could try eating raw cabbage and drinking chamomile tea afterwards. This is what had caused die-off for me. I had a severe headache, shivers and fever. Another way to cause it could be eating a lot of kimchi exclusively (Korean fermented cabbage) and fasting for several hours. Observe your body and remember what this die-off feels like.
Another time eat some bananas and a pineapple. This time you will feel very bad but it won't be a cleansing die-off. It will be very different. For me, it was UTI (urinary tract infection), absolute lack of energy and a very uncomfortable dry throat feeling. You should avoid foods that give you such a reaction.
If you want food that combines many antifungals, I recommend you Indian curries. In one curry you can have garlic, onions, coconut milk, turmeric, clove, cinnamon and many other antifungal spices.
Above all, do your research. I recommend you read this website. It is a wonderful source of medical information about candida and its treatment. http://janus.net.pl/Candida Fungi.htm
Hi Marcin...Great post and I agree with all you say. I also find it odd that many doctors as well as many alternative healers recommend staying off "spicy food" to stay healthy. Yet Indian curries, as you rightly say, contains many beneficial spices and herbs that act to promote the health of particularly your intestines.
I even know certain people that cannot eat spicy food like Indian or Thai curries or Mexican food. They claim that they get "a bad reaction". And they usually always end up blaming the food or the spices and herbs when in actual truth these condiments, unbeknown to these afflicted people who eat them, are actually doing battle with their current candida, parasite or bacterial problems in their gut. And yes, it is an uncomfortable feeling for these people -- and its called a Herx or die-off reaction.
The same may be said for allergies caused by gluten or wheat. These people just seem happy to avoid all wheat and dairy for the rest of their lives. But these allergic people never seem to ask the obvious question -- "Why do I have these allergies whereas other people I know can eat as much dairy and wheat as they like?". These allergies are usually due to all the damage caused in their intestines by ongoing invisible pathogens in their gut like candida, parasites and bacteria. Invisible = Undiagnosed. These allergy problems can also be caused by low stomach acid - which also encourage rampant infections in the gut. Don't they want to be cured?
When people taking the anti-candida protocol ask me "When will I know that I am cured ?", I generally tell them that they will be properly cured when they feel much better and when they can eat anything they like in normal healthy amounts -- which includes sugar, wheat, dairy, Indian curries and Mex food. That's the test. Any other result is not a cure -- but is just managing the symptoms, which is what doctors regularly practice with their drugs. And that's a big fail in my book.
Greetings to all whom may read this. I am very frustrated to the point of tears. I have been struggling with candida yeast for 35 years. I just diagnosed myself in February of 2009 after going to the thousandth doctor to tell me my body is attacking itself and all they can give me is Hydroxzine and a bunch of other stuff that dont even control the itching. I have gotten the ACV, Cream of Tartar, H202, cayenne, garlic I have been taking it all. I need relief and I am so tired of reading "I got the cure" but you got to pay for it. Thats ludicrus! I dont have the money for all these darn books all I want to know is how to stop this itching and hives its driving me crazy. For once it would be nice if someone who truely wanted to help would state these foods contribute to Candida yeast and use this this many times a day to starve it. I cant stand to buy another book. I want cold hard facts and side effects. I know the body should be akaline not acidity and cream of tartar is acidity. so is ACV I understand this site speaks from those who it has helped. So if it doesnt help then what for me? If anyone can be more informative and detailed i really would appreciate it.
I understand that olive leaf extract and capryllic acid are really good against candida.
Poking around the web, this site looks to have extensive and detailed info, including food lists:
She does have some affiliate links if you want to support her, but it looks like the info is all free on the site. Candida can be a persistent and complex thing to deal with but people can and do overcome it, so hang in there and work on it. Best wishes for your healing!
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Jo An, Have you tried Grapefruit Seed Extract? I use Nutribiotic. Here are a couple of articles from the Web.. I hope this helps.
Regarding itching in an acute candida upset, my advice (what works for me)is to vary treatments because candida can become immune very quickly to only one. You will find the itching coming back within minutes if you don't use several things.
Two things yeast cannot stand against: Camphor and ordinary household bleach. First things first, if you're suffering from itching - don't scratch! It only opens the skin to allow a deeper infection of the buggers. Let me first say, NEVER EVER take bleach internally - never swallow bleach! Never put it INSIDE your body, like using a douche or an enema. For exterior itching, in a bowl pour 2 cups of water and add up to 2 tbsps. of bleach (in your shower), bathe the area thoroughly and rinse thoroughly - do again if you don't feel immediate relief. Rinse thoroughly, pat dry, and apply a good medicated powder - even foot powder - that contains menthol and/or camphor. Use a first aid camphor oil preparation, but follow the cleansing with a medicated drying agent. If you use the camphorated oil, use powder afterward. If you can, cover the area with a dry washcloth or piece of cotton. In other words, isolate areas where skin touches skin. Use large cosmetic cotton disposable pads - whatever - just don't let the infected areas touch each other. (Change the covering every few hours.) BE CONSISTENT. You will have to go through these steps every time you feel the itching/burning return and/or each time after using the toilet, (depending on where you are suffering), for at least 2 days.
Take a good probiotic! I was making the mistake of not taking enough. Good bacteria is your friend and you have to take enough to overcome the bad/overgrowing beasties! (You will need to take the probiotic - at a lower dose - for probably a month or more.) A word of caution! Die-off from old yeast will occur, and you might become REALLY constipated. Make sure you drink plenty of water and I take a laxative for 3 days just to help the situation. Whatever you do, stay "going." Another sure thing: Oregano. Making a tea from ordinary dried oregano helps. Drink a couple of tbsps of tea and use it topically for itch relief also. If you venture into using oregano oil (it's very strong), READ and FOLLOW the directions carefully. Research oregano on the internet. It's powerful and very potent and it can hurt you if you use it improperly. (It can be hard on the liver.)
Recap: Take probiotic and cleanse the area to deliver a one-two punch! I can get over a flare-up in one day using this regimen. What I am looking for now is a permanent cure.
(Coto De Caza, Ca)
In response to N Jo An from Atlanta about Itching and Hives/Candida.
My niece had a lot of trouble with itching and hives after a round of antibiotics. They found that she did have Candida, but one of the biggest problems was Delayed Food Allergies-removal of problem foods reduced the itching/hives about 70%. Once she got those under control, they treated the Candida which took care of another 25%. She still gets occasional hives but usually when she eats an "allergic" food.
The web has many food elimination diets to detect problem foods and an expensive blood test is available. The test isn't 100% accurate, but it may identify some problem foods, then try the food elimination diet to figure out the rest.
I was suffering from a lot of "candida" problems and tried all possible remedies from vinigar to h2o2 and even bleach, to no longterm relief. After coming to India I was told by someone NEEM was a secret cure for most candida issues. I am currently on neem pills (google It) very inexpensive. I started with 1 pill after a week 2 pills and now 3 pills a day and sure enuff the candida is dying away. I want to share this with all of you suffering from candida and wish you a healthy happy life.
Remember you will need to take activated charcoal pills (available at drug store) in the begining to balance the dieoff symptoms. After your blood becomes saturated with the neem your blood will become antifungal. :)
(Hope, Bc Canada)
After taking 50mg of niacin several times a day, my mouth-focused candida is much better.
I make sure to keep it below 1000 mg/day. Undecylenic acid was recommended along with niacin, but I cannot find it at the stores. My mouth had geographic tongue, and sores all everywhere and especially after eating certain sugary foods things got tender, but now that I'm eating these niacinamide supplements, I can eat whatever I want again, and the big sores are gone and my tongue is back to normal. If I feel it starting to flare up, I chew up a pill and rub the niacinamide all over my tongue and lips and I can feel the fungus dying, and everything returning to normal. After months of suffering, I'm so glad to have it so much better, not perfect, but I just started 2 days ago, so what can we expect.
John: I note you are trying niacin for candida. It might very well work for you, but did you perhaps confuse 'niacin' with 'biotin', a well-recognized and used remedy even to many MDs?
In the yeast form, Candida reproduces by "budding", and at this stage is usually not invasive. However, in the mycelia or fungal stage, it forms long, "rootlike" structures that can penetrate the mucus membranes. Biotin, as a supplement, will discourage transformation to the invasive myceloid form of Candida. This explains why so many people who have a chronic, severe sinus infection have so much trouble getting rid of it! It is progressed to the mycelial form, and so is literally 'rooted' in there. As for dosage, searches show anywhere claiming from 2 X 500 microgram twice daily, to many saying you need 2 X 2500 microgram or even 2 X 5000 microgram capsules twice per day. This high dose will of course be only in the interim while you kill off the much nastier rooted mycelial form.
NICINAMIDE HELPS ELIMINATES CANDIDA
Some doctors in Montreal found Niacinamide to be a potent fungal and aspergilla's killer. It basically kills Candida infections/pathogenic fungi. This of course is something genuis Ted already knew. Niacinamide is especially effective against candida. The human equivalent dose was 35 mg and it was only administered only once. A second dose of Niacinamide was given 8 hour later. However, even a single dose was effective. While this dose is on the high end for niacinamide, for most people it would still fall under 3g, which is what mainstream medicine officially considers the upper safety limit for niacinamide. Niacinamide can cure Candida infection with a single dose. I think taking caprylic acid a before to first dissolve biofilm and then take Niacinamide and I also took two a dissolved aspirin in a glass of water and took it with the niacinamide this was a strongly effective way to go after it. Of course the obvious stuff which is be on the anti-fungal diet, helps and expect a die off so do gentle detoxification to assist the body in the process of clearing and healing.
Quanti milligrammi di nacin hai preso? Hai risolto il problema con la candida?
Se puoi rispondermi e dirmi le dosi e I metodi più precisi?
un saluto affettuoso..,
Google translation from Italian:
Thank you! How many milligrams of niacin did you take? Have you solved the problem with candida? If you can answer me and tell me the most accurate doses and methods? an affectionate greeting
TRUST ME, THIS IS ABOUT CANDIDA...
I didn't get over my illness until:
1) I discovered that I had been living with intestinal parasites. My physicians didn't believe that I was ill at all. They didn't want to waste their time and resources testing, don't you know. I was so happy to have them *diagnose* the animalia I presented to them in a box.
(a) the parasites, worms, protected themselves by secreting a biofilm which is both immunomodulating and immunosuppressing. Do you honestly believe my physicians knew / told me that?
2) My physicians explained, (ie., LIED), to me and explained that I had "IBS". Try googling the two words: "IBS" and "TRASHCAN DIAGNOSIS".
(a) "IBS" is a catch all *syndrome* which physicians use to substitute for real medical diagnosis, given that they do not have the time, inclination, energy or desire to solve your health problems for you. They have other things to think about.
3) Once I discovered, after nearly two decades of living in a near constant state of hopelessness, that there was an alternative, legitimate community of health care providers known as alternative, holistic, integrative and herbal medicine, I decided to take the initial plunge into the world of colon hydrotherapy.
(a) This felt great.
4) I went on a candida free diet. I went to an alternative health clinic. I paid $40 for a refrigerated, very fine grain powder, mycostatin. In 3 weeks, I was 85% better. I can now eat fruit, veggies, grains, eggs, etc.,. I had not eaten these things in over a decade. How awful is that!
5) I returned to my HMO with the good news. They were upset. Pissed off even. They couldn't believe that I would BETRAY them like that! How dare I go outside of my HMO! I had gotten off their hook!
(a) I visited a gastroenterologist at my HMO, for kicks. I asked him to take a look at the word, nystatin, which is the generic form of mycostatin. He had never heard of it before but he was willing to do what I asked. It turns out, my HMO's database stated that NYSTATIN WAS INDICATED IN THE TREATMENT OF IBS. Funny thing is, nystatin is a broad spectrum antifungal. And very, very few doctors in mainstream medicine are using it to treat IBS. I met a woman suffering from the same thing I had. She gave me the name of her gastroenterologist. Same dude. I asked her if he had given her a prescription for nystatin. She told me, "No, what is that!"
And so it goes...
I just wanted to mention that (at least here in the US) you can order nystatin oral powder online from Canada, though it takes a few weeks for you to get it.
The first kind I ordered was the liquid suspension. This is a waste of money! I should have taken more time to convert ml into oz to see how tiny the bottle would be. This works for infants with thrush, but not a full out candida overgrowth. I have just ordered the powder (3 month supply) for $150 from Fludan. I'm very excited to see how effective it is, especially combined with the natural treatments. I've been trying natural treatments for the last month with limited success, and that's why I want to combine.
Natural treatments work just as effectively as nystatin, but I've heard (anecdotally) that nystatin works in weeks, where natural therapies take months.
What exactly is oil pulling. Would this be helpful in getting rid of candida? Thanks for any help.
I have been battling an awful case of Candida for a long while now... I recently broke out in a case of oral thrush that has been so awful! I found this website and discovered oil pulling with extra virgin coconut oil and started op 2x daily plus taking 2 tbsp daily... Initially it cleared up the thrush immediately so fast it was like a miracle!! My Candida symptoms also got so much better!! Now 3weeks later it's starting to come back.. I have been on the Candida diet plus an anti fungal rotation protocol so it's not my diet.... I guess my question is could I have become resistant to the coconut oil already?? Has this happened to anyone else??? Any thoughts would be so appreciated!!
re: poor digestion -- yeast overbalence -- sinus congestion -- oil pulling (remedy). I tried the sesame oil pulling for the first time at the early hour 3:30 Am -- I could not sleep due to sinus congestion - my heart was beating 90 - 100 beats per minute mainly due to the yeast in my mouth and sinuses -- I took the unrefined sesame for 20 minutes and during the treatment my sinuses opened up completely -- after I finished I was so relaxed I could not believe it -- the thrust taste in my mouth was gone and my upset stomach had calmed down -- it has been 9 hours since the first treatment and I am as calm as a cucumber -- I can't wait until tonight to take my second treatment on an empty stomach right before I go to bed -- please spread the good word about OP and lets nip the pharma business in the butt - God bless everyone
I have been having a lot of different problems that have taken years to get to this point. So, this last 6 months or so I have been trying to heal myself naturally. I started by becoming a lacto-ovo vegetarian in April. I have stopped drinking diet drinks and started walking a mile a day as well as doing yoga 3 times a week. All this gave me a better frame of mind but didn't heal my body. I started looking on the internet to find a cure for all my problems. My main problem is yeast. I started getting ringworms, nail fungus, then very dry skin especially on my head, started loosing hair, achy joints, long heavy periods and discharge. I first looked at the thyroid and started a 21 day cleanse for my liver and colon. In looking at all the different things that can be affected by yeast I knew that is what I had in excess amounts.
YEAST OVERLOAD IS MY PERSONAL DIAC-NOSIS. I found this site Thursday and read all day from others and THEIR PROBLEMS. I started Friday with the spit in the glass test and to my amazement strings INSTANTLY streaked to the bottom of the glass. I started the oil pull THEN being Thursday morning. I did the lime and baking soda that day. As I was doing the pull I started getting a headache across my brow and down into my ears. This lasted all day Thursday.
Friday: That day I really started feeling bad. I had a pain under my shoulder blades that traveled my back into my kidneys down the butt on to my knees. I got chilled stayed covered all day and napped 3 times. Heavy head. Slept poorly. Saturday: This time the pain was in the ovary area. I ached all day. Heavy head. Slept poorly. Sunday:Felt better but had no energy. Heavy head. Slept Poorly
Monday:aches on right side in kidney area off and on. Head better. Slept slightly better.
Tuesday: I spit in the glass and the strings didn't happen as before. IT traveled about a fourth of an inch into the glass and stopped. My head is not heavy feeling and I feel really good. This is really amazing. I am now doing the oil pulling, taking lime and soda, taking sea salt and probiotic. I also have the lugol's solution that I plan to start since I don't eat meat or seafood now. I will write back with an update in September. Thank you for this site...
3 months ago, I had a really bad infection in my mouth, so painful that I could not sleep. Orajel helped, but temporarily. I came across this website and decided to give it a try. When I woke up the next day, the pain was gone! No soreness, nothing. Not even a twinge. I stopped doing it for a couple of weeks, and all my health problems came back. Abnormal discharge, candida, and other female issues. I'm doing this again in the hopes that my issues will go away for good. Will keep you all updated on my progress.
Concerning Nail Fungus, Candida and Yeast Growth. Being a man and having candida for over 12 years has been a 3esearch project for natural cures.I have come into contact with hundreds of people, men and women that are living with the result of what I now believe is very curable disease or imbalance. Yes I have treated the result of the internal problem, PH INBALANCE (TOO ACIDIC), NEED FOR COLON AND INTESTINTAL AND KIDNEY CLEANSING. I do not sell anything. I am going to tell my little story that you may relate too.
First , I am a 53 year old white male that has eaten health food almost consistently since he was 20. About 12 years ago I started getting terrible yellow mucus in my throat where I had to spit up all the time with a constant cough. I figured that I had an infection so after a month when it did not go away I went to my doctor of over 20 years and was given antibiotics. I took them and for a few days after, it cleaned up and with a mucus shot to dry me up the coughing stopped too.Unfortunately a week later it came back. So I went back and got a refill and did this for the next year or two with the same results. One day at a health food store, I asked the owner, what should I do? She said it sounds like you have a wheat allergy. I stopped eating wheat right away and the after about 2 weeks the heavy yellow mucus and caughing stopped. It is really heard to not eat any wheat products and heavy yeast products, like beer, especially what beer. (I play a lot of hockey). Anyway I started taking Yeast-Cleanse from Solaray with Caprylic Acid, Pau Darco and Tea Tree Oil, garlic and grapfruit in it and other vitamins. This mixture also helps the pH balance in your system, helping it balance to a pH(potential of hydrogen) 6.5 to 7.5. To acidic would be below and to alkaline would be over. There are many studies concerning this. A great reference article can be found at www.a-better-way.com/naturalhealthschool/acid-alkaline.html but there are many articles about yin/yang balance. Well since this last been a too long uncovering of information , the next year I got eczema, psorias too. Which I still have today. I also got bad nail fungus three years ago which I finally got rid of in the last month. Well to tell all of you that I know what has worked the best wouldn't be true but I know that Yin/Yang ph balance is a very big part of it. Wheat allergies are too. The wheat that the the Egyptians harvested is not at all the same wheat that we get. Unfortunately so many foods have been altered for profits. Nothing wrong with profits but people over profits please. So what am I doing right now that is effective , whell of of it and putting in the information that I get from others to get rid of the last remains of my dis-ease. Trying to not eat much dairy, no wheat, internal cleansing, enemas, yeast cleanse from Solaray ( no I am not a rep.) putting hydrogen peroxide , tea tree oil and garlic on the ecxema and psoriasis and trying to stay ph balanced. For me eating a lot of lemons always helps. Thanks
Pichia Pastoris Inhibits Candida
If patient has the yeast Pichia there will be no Candida. Bacteria/Fungus/Yeast all have to live harmoniously together. I just heard this on the Dr Gundry podcast. Hope this may help someone.
Hi, my post is more for chronic yeast sufferers.
Apple cider vinegar is great and I wish I knew about 6 years ago maybe my yeast infections wouldn't have gone chronic if I CUT THE SUGAR and drank ACV.
One thing I learned through this site that truly helped was prebiotics. Prebiotics are just as important as probiotics. Main difference? Prebioctics they help your colon "treat itself" and stay strong against infections. (Please do your own research on it)
Grapefruit Seed Extract liquid (any brand) cleans out your body and cheap you only take a few drops so the bottle lasts for a long time.
It is important that your doctor follows your progress every step of the way, regardless of how you decide to treat yourself. It feels good when the doctor says "whatever your doing keep at it". Here is the list of stuff I rotate through (it's been 6 months since my yeast infection, I used to get them every month), you need to reasearch this stuff , see what works and keep safe dosages.
- ACV (pills if you can't bare with the taste)
- Prebiotics (will use this forever to keep my colon/body strong) this way the infection will reach my forbidden fruit.
- Grapefruit Seed Extract Liquid (if I notice a change in "mucus" I drink this in OJ)
- Probiotics (carefull some of them need to be refrigarated)
- Folic acid (good for general va-jay-jay health)
- Pau d'arco (I make tea, but it is also in pill form)
less strong then Grapefruit seed extract liquid mentionned above. But still cleanses your body.
Hi Everyone, I know so many people have issues with candida and I know I have offered advice, much I have learned from Donna Gates. Well, I just received an audio interview with her in which she speaks about gut health and the inner ecosystem and the connection between the gut intelligence and our brain. She is a wealth of information and I know I have benefitted from her knowledge. This audio I believe is only up for a couple of days though so I hope you take advantage of listening to her. Be aware that you have to scroll down to the bottom to find the interview audio bar to play.
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
Lisa: Thanx for the post & link.
Bill from Philippines diagnosed me, from afar, correctly as gut issues. Not like I was unaware, but didn't realize the extent of the involvement ---until a couple weeks ago and tried oral Nystatin. Two 500,000 I.U. dose made dramatic improvements. I'm not big on pharmaceuticals but this one is effective and free of side effects as it acts locally and doesn't require metabolism or detoxification from liver. I use Oregano and Garlic regularly as well as Probiotics. Colloidal Silver periodically, but was not getting the "breakthrough" pathogen kills needed for healing. The story doesn't end here; I knew this wasn't a done deal, I was still suffering apparent leaky gut or major malabsorption issues. In a moment of complete despair and while talking on the phone I decided to use some H2O2 as it had been many months since last use. I did a 5 drop dose, waited an hr and repeated. Within minutes fallowing last dose I experience noticeable improvements. As one might guess it looks like a more regular H2O2 for me.
Also feel much more confidant on the food forms of probiotics (since the "breakthrough") like the Kefir ( I got some grains but haven't embarked on the production process yet). Also have some canned sour krout to test.
I would like to report one incident of a rare moment of noticeable improvement from one dose of 66 billion broad spectrum probiotic upon rising with a subsequent "good day".
Lisa, your many posts on healthy gut (particularly flora) should not go by unheeded; as food, meds, and supplements can be seriously compromised. In my case, I have gone from despair to hope in the forementioned corrections.
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
Glad you enjoyed it Geneta. And Timh, the same! And so glad to hear you continue to find improvements in your condition. I'm happy you're feeling more confident about probiotics in food forms. They are powerful ways to get them into our system. I make sure I have some everyday. I know I have learned so much in regards to our health linked to our gut flora.
I want to encourage you to start making your own kefir. I know you'll reap the benefits. Where is the canned sauerkraut from? Is it homemade? The only sauerkraut in the mainstream grocery store that is truly probiotic is Bubbie's. Both that and their pickles and their green tomatoes. We always have these in our fridge. I drink the juice everyday as well. It's loaded with probiotics. Making your own fermented veggies is super easy too. Google Sandor Katz and you'll learn a lot from him.
Anyway, it's always great to hear about your breakthroughs! It's validation for others that there is another way. Best of health to you, Lisa
(San Fernando, Philippines)
Hi Timh... I'm very glad that you're feeling so much better. I quite enjoy reading your insights into your candida problems, not least because I believe that candida is still an unrecognized pandemic in the western world -- so we need all the information we can get to learn about this problem and the most honest way is through individual testamonials from people using alternative medicine.
Modern medicine still has no recognised method for accurately or consistently diagnosing or sufficiently treating systemic candida in the human body and getting rid of it for good. I've already said that doctors are completely infatuated with bacteria and viruses (from the Germ Theory's over-simplistic One germ -->One disease principle). So how do they successfully recognize and deal with multiple associated infections involving candida?
Unfortunately, they still have no cheap or accurate diagnostic procedures or tests that can successfully and accurately identify or treat candida associated problems like leaky gut, Crohn's, IBS, GERD etc that are also frequently found associated with candida. It's also well known from independent research that candida is frequently associated with other dangerous auto-immune diseases like cancer, Hepatitis, Fibromylagia, arthritis etc.
Time and time again here on EC I read about people who have a "mystery illness". They go to the doctor who then runs all the regular blood and urine tests and they are declared healthy -- but the patient still feels awful for some unknown ans undetermined reason. That's because the majority of doctors are solely geared to look for bacteria and viruses rather than fungus in the human body. Another prime example is when a woman goes to the doctor who then diagnoses her problem as uterine candida -- a recognized yeast/fungal disease. The doctor then prescribes antibiotics -- which only kills the associated bacteria -- and perhaps the candida goes away for a while. Then, one or two months later, the uterine candida comes back with a vengeance and the anti-biotics no longer work. Doctors have little understaning of the Antibiotic Syndrome and even less idea of what it takes to recognize and cure the more virulent forms of candida. Don't doctors know that antibiotics actually come from yeast/fungal strains? Don't doctors know that antibiotics ONLY kill bacterai (if your luck is in and the bacteria don't adjust to it) ? I'm completely flumoxed and amazed at the consistent and utter diagnostic stupidity of modern medicine with respect to fungal problems. I'm afraid that, in this respect, One germ --> One disease thinking just doesn't cut it for me.
Nystatin can be useful to clear candida from the gut but it also unfortunately ruins the beneficial microbiota bacteria in the gut as well. Nystatin frequently causes diarrhea and other problems. Nystatin is also very badly absorbed by the gut into the blood -- so would be of little use against the more virulent disseminated systemic candida form. Amphotericin A and Amphotericin B are similar well-used anti-fungals that tend to cause more awful side-effects and, as well, the candida fungus can easily hide or adjust to it like bacteria adjusting to antibiotics.
Both Hydorgen Peroxide and Lugols Iodine act to kill pathogens instantaneously by different methods. HP kills electrically and Iodine instantaneously dissolves the exposed tyrosine and histamine amino acid layers in the cell walls of the pathogen. The sheer speed with which both these substances kill pathogens is the prime determining factor because the pathogen -- whether its bacteria, virus or fungal -- has absolutely no chance of adjusting to it by reproducing a resistant strain.