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Posted by Grace1 (Pdx) on 05/05/2017
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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.

Replied by Violetta


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..,

Vaiolett ..

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


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Posted by Jerome (San Francisco, CA., US of A) on 03/10/2009
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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...

Replied by Paul
(Harrisburg, Pa)

Jerome, if you or anyone else can provide this information, where could one find an 'alternative medicine' provider of nystatin?

Replied by Tim
(Oc, Ca)

Its available by perscription only in the us.

Replied by Indigo
(Dallas, Texas)

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.

Replied by Cleo
(Orlando, Florida)

Hi Tim, I am curious, how was your order and the authenticity of Nystatin from Fulcan? it did work well for you?

Replied by Stella

Im curious as to why no one is discussing SF 722 made from Throne. It's THE best antifungal (rumored to be hundreds of time more effective than Caprylic acid) and can be found at drug stores for less that $30. It's the main supplement used in Dr. Jeff McCombs candida plan....

Oil Pulling

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Posted by Shelawford (Richmond, Virginia, United States) on 10/04/2012

What exactly is oil pulling. Would this be helpful in getting rid of candida? Thanks for any help.

Oil Pulling
Posted by Molly (Los Angeles, Ca) on 05/14/2011

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!!

Oil Pulling
Posted by Steve (Naples, Florida) on 01/17/2008
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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

Oil Pulling
Posted by Donna (Athens, Alabama, USA) on 08/21/2007
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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...

Oil Pulling
Posted by Kimba (Brooklyn, NY) on 12/05/2006
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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.

Ph Balancing

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Posted by Marvin (West Bloomfleld, Michigan) on 08/09/2007
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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 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

Posted by Sarah (Tulsa, Oklahoma, Usa) on 08/31/2020

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.

Replied by Josh
(Ny, Ny)

Can pichia p be purchased? I tried to look for this online. I am very interested in this. Pls advise any details.


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Posted by Lulu (Montreal, Quebec Canada) on 04/28/2013
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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.


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Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 11/04/2012

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.

Enjoy! Lisa

Replied by Geneta
(Sydney, Australia)

Thanks Lisa I listened to this programme and found it so interesting.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
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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.

Replied by Lisa
(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

Replied by Bill
(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.

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.

Replied by Had
(White River Junction, Vermont)

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.

Replied by Citygirl27
(Richardson, Tx, Usa)

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.

Posted by Soyjim (East Alton, Illinois) on 10/05/2011
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There are probiotics that eat and live on fuguses like candida and yeast. Threelac is one. There maybe others. This stuff costs about a dollar a packet. This is expensive if you use much.

I have found that a probiotic culture can be grown on a medium of food grade brewers yeast and water. Brewers yeast is dead yeast cells that are high in protein and several vitamins and mineral. I have made yogart and buttermilk in the past and growing these cultures is very similar. The result is a sour thin liquid that tastes a little like buttermilk.

currently I use 2 cups of brewers yeast flakes in a gallon of water. To this I add a packet of the probiotics I want to grow. This will create a sour culture in 1 to 3 days. I then refrigerate the jug and drink as needed. In winter I have been culturing the liquid in an oven with the light on. Oven needs to be less than about 110 degrees farenheit.

I don't believe that this is a total cure for systemic candida infection but it is a start and should eliminate candida from the intestinal tract. When first starting this you need to be aware of the Herztheimer effect. Now I drink a cup every few days. I know I am not drinking enough if it causes my stomach to rumble within an hour or 2 of drinking. It does cause my eurin to be more yellow.

Brewers yeast is not delicious, and culturing makes it more sour. It is a good source of protein and nutrients. I get the flakes for about $16 a pound. That is at least 10 cups so I don't think of it as expensive because it is a food that enables me to eat grains and sugar that would not be allowed on a candida restricted diet.

I have been drinking this stuff for several years.

Replied by Enola

I just read your post on brewers yeast & making yogurt. I ended up stopping raw cow yogurt thinking it was not helping my 40 years of Candida. Are you cured?

Posted by Jet (Abilene, Kansas) on 05/03/2011
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There is an probiotic that the japanese have developed called (three lac) and or (five lac) that is by far the best probiotic ive ever found for the problem of candiasis... It balanced my system in about three months... Along with taking a pascalite clay and psyillium supplement to clean and detox my intestinal tract. I also take ACV and diatomaceous earth on a regular basis for intestinal problems and black walnut for parasitic cleanses!!!

Posted by Adam (Newcastle Staffordshire , England) on 12/19/2010

Have been taking probiotics for a couple of months now felt better but not quite there. Read about cider vinegar gave it a go. Been taking it everyday for 2 weeks. I feel 10 years younger.