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How to Cure Candida

Candida Symptoms
Posted by El (Cairns, Australia) on 12/16/2010

I have been taking acv/lemon and bs. And after two weeks taking this combination I feel worse. I only take 1/8 of bs, 1tbs ac, half lemon at night. I feel tired, bags under my eyes and slight burn in stomach. I do have low blood pressure. And all symptoms of candida flared up ie: thrush, flem in throat, dizzy, weak. Could you please advise. Greatly appreciated

Dietary Changes
Posted by Govan (Clinton, Ia) on 12/13/2010

Hi, I wanted to know does anybody have a good website with a precise Candida diet plan. I have bill's candida protocol but I am unsure of what else can I eat. If anyone can help me please email me at teegovan at yahoo dot com or post on EC
Thank you all

Dietary Changes
Posted by Self (Ny) on 12/13/2010

Foods You CAN Eat: Fiber, Fresh Vegetables, Lean Meat & Fish, Nuts & Seeds, Water, Whole Grains. For more details see the source link below:


BEFORE BREAKFAST: 8 oz. Glass of lemon or lime water. BREAKFAST: Two apples (red or green)

MID-MORNING: Power drink ( 1 oz. Of Chlorophyll, 4 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 oz. Of lemon, 4 oz of distilled water, 1/3 ground ginger powder, and grade B maple syrup. )

LUNCH: Fresh green salad with lemon/olive or flax oil. MID-AFTERNOON: Raw sticks of celery, other vegetable wedges. DINNER: Steamed vegetables or vegetable soup and a small bowl of millet, buckwheat, corn grits.

For more details, see the source link below:


Posted by Sue (Manchester, England ) on 12/10/2010

Please could you tell me the right Borax to take that Ted mentions in his article. I dont know the right sort. Also have people had good results taking Borax for systemic candidasis. I Look Forward to Hearing From you.

Candida Comments
Posted by Pebble (Spokane, Washington) on 12/07/2010

Candida : I just started 1/2 tsp baking soda in two tablespoons lemon juice. ( I have been sick for years). Makes me so thirsty. Is this protocol good enough? I dont have a lot of money after a year of h2o2 infusions, ect.. I need an easy regime with not a ton of product. I was concerned about the calcium comment. AM I not supposed to take calcium when I have candida? What vitamins am I not supposed to take and witch ones am I supposed to take? I need calcium citrate to build bones ect..

NOTE: To all the folks out there triple dosing themselves with antifungals be very careful. You may make the candida worse because they work just like antibiotics and kill the good yeast too. I hurt my body by overdoing this. (made candida in the long run worse because I was taking more antifungals then I was probiotics. I say be gentle with the use of gse, oregano oil ect and heavy on the probiotics. In our culture we have a tendency to want to kill , kill, kill the thing that is bothering us when sometimes a balance would be better. Find the highest dose of probiotics on the market.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Christina (Bay Area, Ca) on 11/30/2010

I started taking Apple Cider Vinegar about a week ago, alternating between 2 TBSP and 2 TSP, 2x/day. I have a variety of issues, and I'm a little confused about contraindications. I have read that people have yeast flair-ups when drinking the ACV, but also read that ACV is good for yeast. Which is it? I'm pretty positive I have Candida - recurring yeast infections, fatigue, and now outbreak of foot fungus, along with white tongue. I've also had my blood analyzed and was told candida was present. I've decided to take probiotics as well as the oral ACV and ACV foot baths, and I've cut out alcohol, sugars, and non-vegetable carbs. I should mention that I'm also trying to drop 10 pounds.

Since I've started taking the ACV, I have noticed a definite spike in energy. I've also noticed constipation, and a yeast infection, which I'm treating with raw garlic. My question is, am I a good candidate for ACV? Are the steps I'm taking likely to conquer the Candida as well as the symptoms (fungus, fatigue, etc. )? I won't be able to keep the diet forever (I enjoy wine far too much), but my general diet is healthy, though a little dairy heavy. I just want to make sure I'm going in the right direction!

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Tasha (Plainfield, Il Usa) on 11/27/2010

I must say, EarthClinic has grown so much over the past 5 years that I cannot find what I'm looking for. But that's a good thing that the site has grown. I am trying to find Ted's recipe for curing Candida. I have his direct email from past conversations but I rather not contact him when he has already listed the ingredients here. Can someone direct me or provide the link to the page where I can find his recipes for Candida. I'm not sure if someone has mentioned this before, but what about giving a tab or side bar link to all of Ted's recipes. Disregard this suggestion if it is already here on the site. I'm probably overlooking it. Thanks, Tasha

EC: You will see that you are in the "Ted's Remedy for candida" thread.

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 11/29/2010

Hi Tasha... I had candida for well over 8 years, and managed to get rid of it within a year using Ted's remedies. Here is a link to where I put all of Ted's candida remedies that I used together in one area. The link leads to a comment stream where I lay out the remedies with explanations. Here is the link:

At a minimum, I would use Ted's alkalizing remedies plus all the core attack remedies against candida from this protocol.

I still use all of these remedies today, haven't had a cold or flu or any illness, no aches and pains, good heart, for well over 4 years now and I'm over 60 y o. But when I had candida, it was a very different story.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Rick (Pasig, Philipppines) on 11/14/2010

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...

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Izzy (St. Louis, Mo, United States) on 11/15/2010

You should try the lemon juice, baking soda and water regimen. I am having success with it, you can find it on EC...

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Livia (The Woodlands, Tx) on 11/18/2010

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.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Ricky (Pasig, Philippines) on 11/19/2010

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.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Sam (Fort Collins, Co, USA) on 10/22/2010

Hi- I recently posted about systemic candida and received great feedback. Probably have had most of my life, I was fed IV penicillin at birth and grateful I am alive... However... I have to stay basic due to limited $, so
1. Diet-I am following
2. Lemon juice bs remedy-ditto
3. Borax in water-is this necessary? I have a bit of background in biochem and I just can't do this-alternatives?
4. Emotional work-doing that
5 Other basic stuff?
I want to stay simple, the diet is crazy enough. Thanks, Sam

Dietary Changes
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 10/23/2010

Hi Sam... Yes, borax is needed against candida -- because it is the ultimate fungal killer and is not expensive. Just use the 20 Mule Team Borax easily found in the laundry isle of most US supermarkets -- dirt cheap. You will only ever use a quarter of a teaspoon of borax daily in a litre of water 4 or 5 days a week anyway. I still use it regularly.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Chis (Quito, Ecuador, S.a.) on 10/29/2010

Please tell me if the 20 Mule Team Borax is to be used internally? You may drink it to treat the Candida? Thank you for your response.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Annie (Los Angeles, Ca) on 07/08/2011

I wanted to chime in with my experience in changing my diet and adding several supplements on my fight to rid my body of candida. About a month ago I was educated about candida after going off of Cipro and realized it was the culprit for my problems (and in retrospect, I have probably been carrying this around for most of my life, since I was on antibiotics for years as a child and have always had a very compromised immune system. )

I decided to start by doing a basic gluten free and sugar free diet, since I am already dairy free it was quite restricted by default. After about a week I cut out all the other no-no foods as well. Problem is my boyfriend and I love the finer things, including wine and sushi and a whole lot of stuff I'm not supposed to eat... So for a couple weeks I've been in a cycle of being very disciplined and then splurging. Dumb, I know. But, the entire time since taking Cipro about a five weeks ago, I immediately implemented probiotics, garlic, oil of oregano, and vitamins A, E, and B complex, and I've also been taking coconut oil every day. I noticed a major difference in my energy levels and as far as my chronic anxiety and depression goes, it lifted majorly.

My boyfriend is out of town for a week so I've been gearing up and cleaning up my diet so that this week I could do some major cleansing. I switched probiotics to a better kind, started Ted's alkalizing baking soda/lemon mixture, and have only eaten raw kale, spinach, some raw almonds, and today avocado, for five days now (and will continue four more at minimum). I've been drinking huge amounts of water, and have added Milk Thistle and Tumeric into the mix as well. I will tell you what, I feel TERRIBLE, but I know it's just the candida die-off, and it proves how much I've been carrying around. Everything is achy, I am exhausted but not sleeping well, and have very short acute symptoms--I will have hives for literally about two minutes and then they disappear, I had a rash above my eye for 24 hours that disappeared as quickly as it came, I get itchy all over for a minute or two at a time and then it disappears, I am suddenly irritable and then back to normal. It's frustrating and I feel awful but I am taking heart in the fact that it is just a sign that it's working.

Tomorrow I plan to add Borax into the mix, which I am guessing will make me feel awful as well, but hopefully only in the short term. Looking back I am almost glad I slowly worked my way toward changing my diet and adding different supplements and probiotics, because if I would have done it cold turkey I probably would have been very ill. I can feel that my immune system is already struggling a lot to flush out all the toxins that are being released. Doing this slowly was good for me, although totally against my nature.
I hope this provides insight for someone here, and encouragement as well for those who feel like their diet or treatment isn't working because they feel worse. Keep going with it! I am really grateful for the information here and for those who have shared so much time and knowledge with us.

Master Cleanse
Posted by Terra (Ocala, Fl) on 10/05/2010
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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?

Posted by John (Jacksonville, Nc) on 09/21/2010
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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.

Posted by Tom (Regina, Sk) on 09/22/2010

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.

Candida Symptoms
Posted by Tommy (North York, On, Canada) on 08/19/2010

Hi everyone, Doctors aren't of great help and I feel a kind of pain over my left diaphragm and in my back. When I wake up in the morning, my tongue is coated with white thing ( Candida probably), and when I eat a food the white coat goes away and then comes back. I put oregano oil directly on my tongue and I saw in the mirror the white spot loosing its form ( Candida dying??). I started with hydrogen peroxide but sometimes I vomit. I don't know if there is a solution to this side effect. Also sometimes I do experience heart palpitations and I don't know if this is due to Candida or something else. I realized before that when I used to eat the jelly pudding, I felt that somethings is squeezing inside my esophagus and stomach. Could that be Candida or somethings else? Thank you very much and God bless you.

Candida Symptoms
Posted by Randy (Jersey City, Nj) on 09/27/2010

Could be candida. I have candida, and I have similar pain in my left diaphram and back. It is from gas/bloating, and also having so much tension in the area over years. You may wish to go see a doctor or naturopath about the vomiting and palpitations. You may also want to do an endoscopy. Thanks for the tip about the oregano oil. Good luck

Candida Symptoms
Posted by Tommy (North York, On, Canada) on 09/27/2010

Hi, I just wonder which medication did you take or supplement to deal with your candida? I have all those symptoms and my doctor doesn't believe me for Candida. I have a coated tongue in the morning. I wonder if there is a test to see what is this white coating in the tongue?
Thank you very much.

Candida Symptoms
Posted by Brenda (Morganton, Ga) on 09/27/2010

I have read that a simple test for candida is as follows: First thing in the morning, before brushing teeth or drinking anything, spit into a cup of water. Allow it to sit a while. If the spittle remains floating on top of the water, you do NOT have candida. If it gets "stringy legs" going down into the water, you DO have candida. When I have had candida symptoms, this test has proven true. Also, I have read that if you have a white coated tongue, you have candida. Period.

Candida Symptoms
Posted by Lisa (Waynesboro, Virginia) on 09/28/2010

The candida diet is the most important thing you can do. (no sugar, yeast at all in any foods; no fruit or juices). I have been on the candida diet for 61 days now and have seen much improvement. I'm almost through all of the symptoms. Of great importance for me was undecylenic acid, caprylic acid and a good multi and probiotics. The undecylenic acid was the most critical element; detox can be tough at times, but use hot teas and epsom salt baths. You will feel better!

Candida Symptoms
Posted by Michael (Ny, Not Selected) on 11/19/2010

Its true so no more SUGAR because it's the most important of the avoidance foods to limit in your diet as it directly increases the amount of Candida in your body when it is consumed. There is no way around this one, if you choose to continue to eat sugar on a regular basis you will continue to develop Candida in your body. This includes not just the obvious forms of sugar but also white flour and breads which convert to sugar in the body. Fruits unfortunately need to be removed too, however when you are finally healed from candida cures tips I strongly recommend you get back to eating fruits regularly again. As well as the YEAST because consuming more yeast in your diet when you suffer from Candida will directly encourage Candida growth. This is arguably due to the fact that some believe Candida is capable of assimilating other yeasts and using them to further develop Candida growth.

Candida Symptoms
Posted by Julie (Davie, Fl) on 11/24/2010
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I have Candida but my symptoms are a little different. My eyesight is getting worse and my eyes are sensitive to light, I have this woozy feeling in my brain causing me to have vertigo, forgetfulness, and a limited vocabulary. For some reason I can't seem to remember the names of things. Like I'm trying to explain something and I completely blank out and can't find the word I'm looking for.. I've developed an allergy to dairy and I believe it has to do with it causing mucus. I had tingling feelings in my toes, I started getting yeast infections once a month (they have since stopped). Heart palpitations, feeling drunk, not coordinated, anxiety (never had it before), toe fungus, constipation.. I think there's more but I believe I'm forgetting a few symptoms (damn candida).. I went to my doctor and they found nothing, I went to the neurologist had my brain scanned and they found nothing, went to the ENT and same thing... NOTHING!

So I started doing my own research. I googled My brain feels woozy.. And I found some forums where people were talking about vitamin deficiencies.. So I started researching vitamin deficiencies... I found that I lacked magnesium, D and B-12. So I went to the store and bought them on my lunch break. Took them and OMG I felt a shift in my brain. Very weird. Everything seemed to look very clear. And I had more clarity to my thoughts. I have started doing many different things. I took dairy out of my diet. Eating way more fibrous vegetables, Lots more fruit (candida friendly). Started with Ted's Lime bicarbonate (not so sure its working). Taking Selenium, Probiotics, Oil of Oregano, magnesium, garlic and I just ordered Grapefruit Seed Extract.

Candida Symptoms
Posted by Tommy (North York, On, Canada) on 11/24/2010

Dear Julie, You are absolutely right about brain fogs related to the deficiency. The main cause of B12 deficiency is a damaged intestinal mucosa. The damaged mucosa could be attributed to many thing but the parasites are the big problem. The parasite infection leads to Candida. And I read so many people who suffered from white tongue that their tongue became normal once the parasite was gone. So you should test for a parasite infection. Best regards, Jean

Candida Symptoms
Posted by Name (City, State) on 12/17/2010

Also take fresh ginger and horseradish, chamomile/catnip/basil tea (no milk with or before), get some serious exercise, especially lifting your arms above your head, and get enough sleep. No caffeine or stimulants, coffee, chocolate, dairy, gluten...

Candida Symptoms
Posted by Aleena (Dallas, Tx) on 01/16/2011

You can't know the relief that I felt knowing that I found someone like myself. I don't know how long I've had candida, but seeing as how it can occur when hormones change, it could be that I've had it for 7 years. I was put on birth control when I was younger to regulate my hormones, but it seems to have caused more damage rather than having fixed anything.

My symptoms are as follows: I became constipated. And I don't mean occasionally, or having a few less BM, at my worst I had a single BM every 2 weeks. My memory started to falter. Being a person who has photographic memory, this was incredibly evident. My joints ached. I had been very athletic and suddenly I found myself moving slower and struggling to keep up with my fellow athlethes, where I had previously had been on varsity. My skin changed. I have olive skin, but over the years, my skin lightened, and rather than getting a nice tan when I was outside, I began to develope splotches. My eyesight, seemingly overnight, got worse and all of the sudden each eye doctor says that I must have pre-mature glaucoma because the pressure in my eyes is very high. I have a white coated tongue. At one point in time I fell incredibly ill and the symptoms that worried me most were the constant sulfuric burps.

Now what may be a little shocking to all of you, is that I'm just 20. I never had any say what we ate because we ate what my father could afford, but I think that may be one of the main contributors. I want to get rid of whatever it is I have. I hate feeling this way, and if I knew that I had had some sort of infestation I would have done whatever means necessary to cure it. I love this website and I will begin treatment immediately, however I have a concern. I have receieved the wonderful news that I'm pregnant with my first child. What treatments can I do while I'm pregnant? Please, help from anyone would be great and very much appreciated.

Candida Symptoms
Posted by Brenda (St Saviour, Jersey) on 01/16/2011

Hi I would suggest trying oil pulling which is safe to do while pregnant. Full details and instructions are listed under oil pulling on this site, hope this helps. have a safe and happy pregnancy.

Candida Symptoms
Posted by Cured (Houston, Tx) on 01/19/2011
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Hi, I don't normally post to bulletin boards but I've cured my condition and want to share what I did. The symptoms I had were dry mouth with a rough surface, white and yellow coating, little red spots, and a deep split in the middle. Also tiredness and brain fog. Worst of all constant bad breath. I had this for years and would brush often and chew gum but it didn't help.

First, here are the things that didn't work when I tried them individually: drinking lots of water, stopped caffeine, stopped social smoking, stopped social alcohol drinking, gargling with mouthwashes(hydrogen peroxide made it worse), consuming apple cider vinegar, taking herbs(fang feng tong shen wan), eating more veggies, brushing w/baking soda, selecting food/drinks based on pH, stopped using steroid nasal spray.

In the end, I feel one key practice did it: use tongue scraper w/hard edge(but not too hard) then mix few drops of oil of oregano and grape seed extract in 1 cup hot water. Swirl mouthful for 30 sec and swallow. It will be bitter but repeat as often as you can, all day if possible. I saw results after 1 week and by 2nd week my tongue was red again and moist and slippery. It was a feeling I had almost forgotten. The split is not gone but getting smaller all the time.

Here are some additional things that I did in conjunction that may or may not have helped: reduced usage of steroid nasal spray (instead rinsed nose with water and little sea salt daily), stopped all caffeine and soda(even diet), drank only hot or warm water, took supplements milk thistle, coconut oil, multivitamin, and royal jelly.

I'm so much happier now! Thanks to everyone who posted on this problem and good luck!

Ginger Tea
Posted by Namooni1974 (Portland, Oregon, Usa) on 08/10/2010
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I am 36 yr. Old female curing my candida with ginger root tea. I use 2 tablespoons of peeled and diced ginger root steeped in 2 cups of boiling water. I drink this tea twice a day (morning/night.) It stops the growth of candida and cleanses the system as well. I happened upon a clinical study that showed ginger as an effective fighter against fungal infections and thought I would try it. I am pleased with how I am feeling after one week of my trial. My spit tests are coming out clear every morning and I do not seem to be suffering any die off effects (ginger has me eliminating 3 times a day, remaining solid as well)I am sleeping well, have more energy, can think clearly, and pain has almost gone completely.

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Joe (Wpb, Fl) on 07/30/2010

Bill - Re Your Updated Candida Protocol:

I have the symptoms that you experienced with Candida (constipation, eczema, dandruff, insomnia, sweet cravings, nail fungus). My urine and saliva is alkaline even though I don't eat a good diet. I have been doing Iodine, borax, sodium ascorbate, Sodium Thiosulfate, for fungus and metals. I'm alkaline but still have all the symptoms?

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 07/31/2010

Hi Joe... The question of alkalinity can be confusing. But you must also consider that there are two areas that you must alakalize -- the blood terrain(extracellular) and the cell terrian(intracellular). You can certainly have alkaline urine, which means that your blood may be alkaline, but this does not mean that your intracellular environment is alkaline. My favourite ways of alkalizine now are to just use Ted's lemon/lime remedies or to use Ted's Baking soda plus Sodium citrate and potassium citrate mix. Both of these will create the necessary citrates for intracellular alkalinity. Also, if you add magnesium citrate or bicarbonate to your protocol this will go further to balance the calcium and also help with increasing the alkalinity too. Anyway, here is another more in depth explanation that I found from Ted, which should help you to understand body alkalinity better:

"The potassium is the primary method of getting alkaline pH. Actually, extracellular fluids is like a highway system where toxic wastes are rid of from the cells. So getting alkaline urine is important. The exception appears that if a person is deficient of potassium, then it's the intracellular fluids that is acid. Two intracellular fluids are required, magnesium and potassium, and traces of phosphate. In practice potassium will get you alkaline pH fairly quickly, but if the body's accessibility to buffers are limited due to circulation then a carbicarb is required to reach those. In any event, I don't use what present conventional medicine (in Europe, at least) and has long modified them to be a carbicarb potassium mix. Which technically speaking is a equimolar concentrations of carbicarb. A more powerful potassium is the tripotassium citrate. You have to realize that the alkaline bandwagon started in the early 1990s before it hit popularity with the internet around the late 1990s. However, I have been doing this since the late 1960s, and Dr.Carey Reams started somewhere in the 1970s. My idea wasn't even original one either. It was first suggested by Edgar Cayce the importance of alkaline foods found in vegetables, but I found that inconvenient and settled for baking soda instead. An Australian marketed Unique Water that had Magnesium bicarbonate to alkalized the intracellular fluids which I h ave known that long time before it was even patented. In any event, the primary vehicle to alkalized the salivary pH is fairly quick and I have noticed that you may not have even added potassium citrate (tripotassium citrate), or potassium bicarbonate to a large extent in the dosing in alkalizing, which is why the salivary pH still remains at an acidic range. It appears that the body remains low on potassium and perhaps another one was also ignored, which is the magnesium, preferably magnesium bicarbonate. In practice a magnesium bicarbonate doesn't exist in dry state so I would either use a magnesium citrate or a magnesium chloride to replenish electrolytic deficiency and imbalances in the intracellular makeup of magnesium and potassium. It takes a bit longer to alkalize the salivary pH as opposed to urinary pH. The lag time for urinary pH is only an hour or two, while a potassium pH lags about 12-24 hours. In effect, if regular frequent measurements and proper dose were observed, the potassium's effect of salivary pH would have been noticed anyway. A salivary pH of 5. 5 is a seriously distressed body. In any event, there IS a possibility where potassium has little effect on salivary pH. That has a lot to do with poisons added into our food where the body is seriously distressed in metabolic acidosis. That I found came from excitotoxins of aspartame that is now present in thousands of consumer products, including Gatorade, xylitol chewing gums, Clorets, Flintstone vitamins, many effervescent products (such as to reduce stomach acid) that required a much larger dose to neutralize these. Hence, to have any DENT on increasing salivary pH, excitotoxins, such as aspartate (e. G. Lithium aspartate, or anything with aspartate name), Monsodium Glutamate, and other amino acids of excitoxins should be avoided as if the neural system is destroyed, the body's natural restoration of pH is affected and both urinary pH and salivary pH is stubborn to change to more alkalinity. A long term metabolic acidosis, especially acid intracellular fluids has a much better chance ot becoming cancer causing. It's also interesting to note that hydrocarbon exposures such as benzene found in softdrinks from the use of sodium benzoate, which breaks down into benzene causes both metabolic acidosis and neural damage. Whatever the arguments, present researchers have a long way to go in understanding these pH issues. Issues such the body's electrical capacitance, electrical conductance, body's electrical potential, are other issues that had not given importance, the effects of difference buffering, and even something as simple as a electrolyte drinks are currently missign magnesium, the ignorance of the toxicity of lactates and lactose, the hydrocarbon causing metabolic acidosis, are some of the topics today's writers should cover but are only just barely even going beyond baking soda. Has anyone ever had a look at other kinds of buffers yet, besides bicarbonates yet? Such as carbicarb, citrates, etc.?

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Joe (Wpb, Florida) on 07/31/2010

Bill: So the citrate remedies are more for intracellular alkalizing tested by our saliva?
Does it matter when you take the BS / lemon?
For extracellular what is some of the best common remedies?
Can one use BS, potassium bicarbonate, magnesium citrate combo for alkalizing extracellular?
Thank you so much Bill:)

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 08/01/2010

Hi Joe... In answer to your questions:

So the citrate remedies are more for intracellular alkalizing tested by our saliva?

Absolutely right. Both citrates and potassium are necessary for intracellular activity. The potassium, together with the magnesium are necessary to help balance the calcium within the cell. And the citrate form helps to produce cell energy within the cell and the end product of citrates from the Krebs or citric acid cycle is carbonates, which are highly alkaline and help maintain a high pH and a healthy cell environment.

Does it matter when you take the BS / lemon?

The best time for me is to take the BS/lemon remedy in late morning and late afternoon, always one hour before or two hours after meals.

For extracellular what is some of the best common remedies?

The best and simplest is simply the BS(Sodium Bicarbonate) with half a glass of water. I use this one all the time. Sometimes I use 1/4 tspn Sodium Bicarbonate, 1/4 tsp sodium carbonate and 1/4 tsp potassium citrate -- this one seems to calm my brain down, make it less acid perhaps and helps with insomnia. This is, perhaps a good all round one to alkalize both the intracellular and extracellular eninvironments, but I tend to use the lemon/lime with BS the most since this is also very balanced.

Can one use BS, potassium bicarbonate, magnesium citrate combo for alkalizing extracellular?

Yes, you can mix these together without problems. But these will alkalize the intracellular environment more. Just take plain old baking Soda in water if you want to alkalize the blood.

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Peter (Chicago, Il) on 08/01/2010

Bill, Can I add magnesium citrate to the Baking Soda/Lemon?

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Joe (Wpb, Florida) on 08/01/2010

Is Intracellular remedies more related to alkalizing for acid brain? BS, potassium bicarbonate, magnesium citrate or BS and lemon. I think the acid brain is suspect with insomnia b/c I've been doing what Ted says with insomnia: removed all halogen exposures, 12.5mg Iodine daily, no emf's, , ,
How much of the lemon do you squeeze? (2 tablespoons )
I think the insomnia may be making me lose weight or the remedies have facilitated the krebs cycle with me thus, the weight loss.

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 08/03/2010

Hi Peter... Yes, you can add the magnesium citrate to baking soda without problems. I add magnesium chloride to ascorbates as well as baking soda quite often. To check compatibility of compounds for mixing -- have a look at this link to Ted's List:

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 08/03/2010

Hi Joe... In answer to your questions:

Is Intracellular remedies more related to alkalizing for acid brain?

The lemon/lime and carbicarb remedies are perhaps the most balancing for your body and when you make the carbicarb remedies with citric acid, this seems to have more of an alkalizing effect on the brain. I was a bit of an insomniac and now I tend to use both the BS and lemon/lime remdies as well as carbicarb remedies in the evening depending on how I feel. And whenever I make the lemon/lime and BS remedies I always add a little bit extra BS to ensure an alkaline medium(the water). And if I need it more alkaline then I will add a little sodium or potassium carbonate instead.

How much of the lemon do you squeeze?

I squeeze the whole lemon, and if it is a small lemon then I squeeze 2 lemons and then add the BS. I'm quite tolerant of baking Soda, since I've been using it for a number of years now. I also take BS alone in water when necessary, useful for keeping your blood alkaline. That's the way I do it anyway and I've never had a bad reaction.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Joyful (Memphis, Tn, Usa) on 07/07/2010

I've cooked with raw/organic/un-refined virgin coconut oil a tad, and I use it liberally in my personal care products. However, I gag whenever I try to injest it. Aside from the overall health benefits, I am curious about this oil because I am dealing with candida overgrowth. I am currently taking probiotics and enzymes from a reputable company, using raw ACV in my water daily, and I will start taking garlic (with allicin) capsules soon. Would it be necessary to consume VCO if I'm doing the other things mentioned above for candidiasis? Are there even coconut oil capsules out there?! Thanks in advance!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Randy (Jc, Nj) on 11/30/2010

You can take capryllic acid instead, which is the main active substance in VCO that kills the yeast

EC: VCO= virgin coconut oil

Coconut Oil
Posted by Melissa (Old Saybrook, Ct.) on 02/08/2011

Hi, I am a 61 year old female and have broken out in a rash all over, legs, arms, etc. I have osterperosis in the hips and should take calcium. I have acid reflux expecially in the evening. I have high blood pressure. Vaginal dryness that will not stop even though I am taking vagifem. I have a white tongue. What do you suggest?

Coconut Oil
Posted by Carly (Seattle, Wa - Usa) on 02/08/2011

Hi Melissa - I take Boron (3mg a day) Magnesium 400mg a day, and a Calcium MAYBE every other day... Maybe. I also be taking Organic Virgin Coconut oil at 3 tbsp a day (starting at one tablespoon, and working up to three tablesoons, SLOWLY so as to not upset my digestive system too much). Boron builds bone, and Magnesium is needed by so many bodily functions... VCO is a GREAT thyroid balancing agent. I also add turmeric to my coffee / VCO (coconut oil) concoction every morning.

Aside from that I also take ACV at one ounce (a shot glass full) in a glass of water and a splash of orange juice every morning.

You might want to also look at taking DIM (google it - DIM) and a good natural progesterone cream. Just suggestions per what you said your age and symptons are... Great for balancing out those damned estrogens that can make our bodies get so whacked out.

I am turning 50 this month, and these are the things I have found helpful for me.

Also - a great (beyond great, and AWESOME book actually) to read is "Breakthrough" by Suzanne Somers. Yes, Suzanne Somers.... The woman is VERY intelligent!!!!!

Good luck to you, and if nothing else, just "google" the individual elements I have mentioned to see if they look like something your body may be needing.... One of them may just be something you will be very happy to have found! Carly :-)

Coconut Oil
Posted by Sims (Branson, Missouri) on 11/19/2011

I was having a hard time with my health and couldn't quite figure out what I had going on, and after some reading I figured out I had candida in my intestines (I fit the symptoms to a T ) so I started with the cold pressed coconut oil about 2 to 4 spoons a day and I am all but cured of all of my symptoms, I also started taking Apple Cider Vinegar at the same time and a strong probiotic... My health is great and I lost 5 lbs which were those last 5 that are so hard to shed, lost some puffy-ness too :) VERY happy... Thank you Earth Clinic!

Cream of Tartar
Posted by Gary C. (West Virginia) on 08/17/2022

Is Ms. Brenda's remedy permanent so that the yeast will not return?

Baking Soda, Lemon Juice, Coconut Oil
Posted by Anonomous (Everywhere, Usa) on 06/23/2010
5 out of 5 stars

My 2 cents on Candida

I won't go into great detail, but I had a rash for several years and I tried everything you can imagine. Borax both internally and externally, Niacinamide in large doses, Raw garlic in high doses, urine therapy and alot of other creams and natural cures. Some helped, but you can tell when something really starts to kill the stuff. And for me that was BAKING SODA 1/4 teaspoon in lemon juice 3 times daily, and coconut oil about one to teaspoons 2 or 3 times daily.

All the itching stopped, stuff came out of my skin and the rash went away finally... I DID NOT change my diet either and since then I eat and drink whatever I want to. Even Beer!

So, I am not saying this will work for everyone, but it worked for me. I did this for about 6 to 8 weeks.

Baking Soda, Lemon Juice, Coconut Oil
Posted by Emma (Salt Lake City, Ut) on 06/29/2010

So quick question, do you ingest the lemon juice, baking soda combo and the coconut oil or apply it directly to your skin? I'm going to give this one a try.

EC: Most likely ingesting... The lemon juice & baking soda added to water is one of Ted's alkalizing remedies:

Dietary Changes, Omega 3
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca) on 05/13/2010

Hi Kenzie, Just wanted to say congratulations on taking your health back! And for seeing through the medical world for what it is today. I agree about the "dark times" of the medical industry but also the factory farming, processed food industry that feeds the people lies as well as about what they "need". Still, I have hope- I see more and more people waking up to the lies they've been fed and a desire to find answers.

Onto more positive notes, have you heard of David Wolfe? His parents were both mds and he saw the same thing. He is at the forefront of the alternative health movement, raw food movement, superfoods, etc. He orchestrates The Longevity Conference which took place a couple of months ago in Long Beach, CA and another which is scheduled here again in LA for Sept 2010. I have learned so much from amazing people that I have learned from him and that have turned my life around. You can hear him speaking on youtube at all sorts of events, on his own in interviews and in conjunction with others at the front of this healing movement. I am telling you all this because it may spark in you which way you would want to take your career that would make a real difference in educating the people about their health and truly healing rather than just using pharmaceuticals to cover up symptoms and duping the people. You will discover some amazing people through watching him.

I hope this helps. Peace to you, Lisa

Dietary Changes, Omega 3
Posted by Fiona (Tustin, Ca) on 08/10/2012

When I was going through candida die off, I meditated after smoking. This wonderful plants share their wisdom with us and help us going through the most difficult time. Nothing is truly bad. Nothing can be black and white. If someone thinks they can use it for the better, then so be it.