Natural Remedies

How to Cure Candida

Posted by Travis (Chicago, Il) on 04/24/2010

Hi I just went to get my blood checked and she said I had a lot of yeast. I wanted to know if I like fast on nothing but water (bottled) will that kill the yeast. I want to do five days but I think i'm willing to try to go longer.When she first examined the single drop of blood she said I have poor digestion which I do. She also said my antioxidant levels were low and that I had quite a bit of uric acid. She recommend a good multi, digestive enzymes, reservatrol, and a fungal cleanse. She also said my blood was acidic. I guess I just want some help with the fasting (my idea)and the supplements. Can I use supplements while fasting?? I would also like to oil pull, is this okay??

Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 04/26/2010

Hi Travis, Bravo to you for wanting to do something about your condition! You certainly can fast on water but you might want to consider doing a green juice fast. That will help facilitate the alkalinizing of your body which will in turn help to rid your body of the candida. Personally, I wouldn't take supplements while fasting and as far as enzymes go, if you're fasting with green juices you will get lots of enzymes! You will nourish your body with loads of antioxidants as well. And have all the deliciousness of green veggies. If you're unsure of how to make green juices there are several sites online that offer combinations. Just google green juices and you'll find them. We just do our own combinations. Remember too, you can throw some garlic in there as it is one of the most powerful antibiotic, antifungal there is. It has been found to be significantly powerful in ridding the body of candida.

I want to also let you know that you can have strong symptoms as you cleanse because of the die-off. They can be flu-like symptoms. If it gets too uncomfortable, consider going slower.

I too had poor digestion before I started juicing on a daily basis but that righted me and I continue because I have seen such immense benefits. Also, consider adding in cultured veggies which you can get at a health food store. Whole Foods carries them in the refrigerated section where the pickles are. These can help restore the good flora in your gut that will help rebalance your body. If you do these two things, you will not need a store bought fungal cleanse which can be quite expensive and really have a lot of marketing around them.

When you end your fast, work to change your eating habits so that you will feel better and remain healthy. I hope this info helps you to get started. Take care, Lisa

Posted by Travis (Chicago, Il) on 04/29/2010

Thanks so much Lisa for responding!! I am looking for a good cheap juicer now. It is very very hard to eat with candida, everything has sugar in it.This is the hardest thing I think I've ever done. I dont feel better after the fasting I must admit, maybe the juicing will be better. Any more suggestions???

Posted by Victoria (Los Angeles, California, Usa) on 02/26/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Turmeric Stopped My Candida

Since taking an antibiotic a few months ago, I have been plagued with a Candida overgrowth in my bladder. So painful, and I couldn't leave home. I was taking natural anti-fungals, expensive probiotics, and following the pesky (but helpful) Candida diet.

Then I had a bad flare-up of arthritis, and remembering that turmeric worked wonders with that before, I ate curries for two weeks straight. (Fortunately I love curries!)

Anyway, not only did my arthritis symptoms abate significantly, but my Candida symptoms disappeared!

I can discontinue the expensive probiotics, or at least take less of them, and I don't have to stay strictly on the Candida diet, so long as I have turmeric in some form at least five days a week. I have just learned about turmeric tea, which means I can eat other types of meals besides curry all the time! And, it's great to be able to go out and about again without diving for bathrooms all the time.

Posted by Faithinhealing (Forest Park, Ohio, Usa) on 02/27/2010

I use the tumeric for my candida too, but to cure the candida you have to heal the gut. You can do that with aloe gel and fermented foods, as well as eliminating any toxins/allergens, both food and chemical, that are exascerbating the problem.

Posted by Carool (Mo) on 10/13/2016

Hello, I have been on a candida diet for the past 5 weeks and I am taking turmeric. Any way I was taking a tablespoon of turmeric for maybe two to three weeks 3 times a day and my husband said I started smelling not good. I looked at the recipe and saw you only take a teaspoon so that's what I'm doing now. It also said take almond oil. I can't find almond oil, is coconut oil OK.? Well since I was taking so much I am having trouble having a bowl movement since I stopped taking so much the last two days I've had a bowl movement. But they say you have to have 3 bowel movements to get well. Is that so? They say you can take turpentine to get rid of candida but you have to have 3 bowel movements before you use it, but you didn't use it and got better, is that right? What to I have to take to have more bowel movements. Carol

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Karen (Ghent-belgium, Belgium) on 02/08/2010

Black tongue due to candida detox?

Hello, I am 32 years old, living in western europe, Belgium. I am truly happy to have found this website and got very enthusiastic on the remedies and exchange of experiences. As I wrote before thanks a lot for existing!

I started one month and a half to drink every morning a glass of hot water, apple cider vinegar, black strap molasses and turmeric. In the evenings, I usually drink a glass of warm water with acv, baking soda and some honey for taste. I felt better, but I have to mention I went slowly in upgrading the amount of AVC. I felt great, share the same experiences, it helped me to get rid of the morning coffee. I also have a balanced diet with lots of veggies, fruit, fish and I avoid (but not totaly eliminate) wheat products and sugar. I am just not very rigid in saying no but limit this to two times a week.

I lost 3 kg since I started doing this.

Now, since one week, I am at home from work with what seems a big flu. I was aware that I could get some flu-like symptoms from detox, but it is very cold, wet and just the season for flu so nothing wrong with getting a flu. I added some cayenne pepper and think I am doing allright.

What does bother me tough is this: now I have a black tongue. I rince with hydrogen peroxide (what I learned from this site), brush well, drink a lot of water, clean my tongue with a scraper, etc... I had to go to my regular dokter for prescribing me some more days because I still have headaches and suffer from fatigue. So I asked her what it could be. She said "candida" in the mouth and prescribed me daktarin oral, to fight the fungus in my mouth.

What to think about this? Is it my body in detox trying to get rid of the candida? Should I be more severe in stopping all wheat and sugar (which are already very limited)? Should I not take this dakarin or is it recommended? Do i risk just fighting the symptoms and not the cause? I don't know. The only think I do know is that I sincerely lack energy now. Today I skipped my usual health cocktail, maybe I was detoxing too fast... I must keep on working tough, I can not permit myself to stay at home and go into detox all the way. Please help me out... Must do something wrong OR do this very well... I am confused.

Thanks a lot for your responses!


Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Karen (Ghent-belgium, Belgium) on 02/09/2010

Bill from the philippines:

Thanks a lot for your answer. I hadn't read the posts on candida yet but did so this morning and I came across your post as well. Especially the confirmation that flu-like symptoms can occur reassured me. So I took my acv, blackstrap molasses, tumeric and cayenne-drink as usual in the mornings. I also take often (and will increase) a spoon of pure coconut oil and went to the health store today for grape seeds extract (which is really expensive over here - but I got lucky I found it). I am looking forward for results. The only thing I am not sure of is whether to take the anti-candida oral get the doc prescribed... Could this speed up the proces and could this be helpful? Or should I say no to this traditional medicine? .. I ask this question because I've seen a site from someone with chronic fatgue who is cured of candida and in the end completely cured buy eating natural healthy foods, but she recommended this so I guess it could be helpful... The thing is that I am working and really need this money, can't afford to go into this kind of deep detox again, .... Yeah I know... Thanks for answering my question, what do you (and other readers) think?

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 02/09/2010

Hi Karen...A black tongue can also be caused by :

* Smoking

* Using antacids frequently like Pepto-bismol (for upset stomach) and others that are based on bismuth chemicals -- such as bismuth subsalicylate.

* Over-use of antibiotics.

* Candida infection -- although in most mouth candida/thrush infections the tongue is white or patchy white, with thick and sour-tasting sputum.

Check these links:

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Cc (Slc, Utah) on 02/09/2010

To Karen - Your tongue was probably white then it turned black. I would say that you used way too much H202 (Hydrogen Peroxide) and killed everything that lives on your tongue the good and the bad. I also did this once when I used to much H202. It went from white to red then to black then back to white. Your tongue will most likely go back to a white color after a few days. Take Care.

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Labes (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 06/22/2010

To Bill from San Fernando, Philippines.

Hi, Thank you very much for you feedback and I'm very happy to hear that some people really do win the battle against Candida, it encourages us to continue the treatment, however, I have a few questions to adress to you, one of them is about Ted's Alkalizing diet:

How could you make your body Alkaline? It's impossible. Death will occur if the ph of the blood is other than its range which is 7±0,4. The homeostatie will always try to keep the optimal ph of the body.

You can verify in all the scientific articls and you will never find such Alkaline body or acidic body. Alkalosis or acidos are two deadly disease when the ph of the body is other than 7,4±0,1.

I can understand a diet low of carbohydrates but I couldn't understand the myth about Alkaline or Acidic blood.

Also, some readers put an accent about cellulase which some companies claims it will kill candida. That is an abvious big lie. Candida Albican has no cellulose in its membrane, the main ingrdients are chitin, ergosterol, B-glucan.

I will appreciate your response.

Thank you very much.

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 06/23/2010

Hi Labes... I could also perhaps produce many logical arguments as to why alkalizing works so well as well as provide links to many websites that support and explain how alkalizing works towards body health.

But the way I see it, there are already hundreds of entries by Ted from Bangkok on EC that adequately and thoroughly explain the chemistry of body alkalizing far better than I could ever describe it.

Ted from Bangkok is a University educated chemist/microbiologist who has worked for many years in the US food and medical sectors as a chemist. He probably has more knowledge about drugs, herbs, minerals and vitamins in his two little thumbs than I have in my brain...LOL. Ted is now a healer, and a very successful one.

All I know is that Ted's simple alkalizing remedies had an astonishing effect on my candida. I also took VCO, molasses etc which helped, but it was really the alkalizing that drove out the candida as far as I was concerned. And, along with candida, my psoriasis, eczma, bloating, low energy, athletes foot etc. also completely cleared up.

I could argue this and that with you about Ted's Alkalizing Remedies and it would probably go on for ever. I prefer not to do that, achieves so little. If you don't believe in alkalizing that's OK.

For myself, I really find it unnecessary to prove anything, because I feel so much healthier now and this is my only evidence -- by observation of the results of alkalizing against candida in my own body -- which, to me, needs no arguing. It worked and is self-evident.

I also know about drugs like Nystatin, Threelac etc for candida. I never tried them because I didn't particularly want to use them because their side-effects can be pretty awful.

Your comment about the hype on drugs that contain cellulase being so effective against candida is well taken and is yet another reason why I really don't use drugs unless I absolutely have too. Because it's so difficult to trust the drugs companies. It has been well known for many years that alkalizing helps the body. Here is one interesting example -- how Dr Orian Truss discovered one of the most effective cures against candida -- lugol's iodine (which is very alkaline):

Dr Orian Truss and Iodine

Good luck.

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Labes (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 06/23/2010

Thank you very much Mr Bill for the fast reply. My first comment about Ted's Alkalizing remedy was not about its effectiveness against Candida, but about Alkalizing the body. I will be very happy to have from you some scientific articles about the body or the blood being Alkiline. Beleive me, I'm even reading physiological reference to find such claim about the possibility to rise the Ph of the body above or below 7.1±0,4. I couldn't find one.

Why I asked such questions is because of my sickness due to Candida ( Which I believe I got it from abusing antibiotics). Also, because I couldn't accept the Alkalizing theory doesn't mean I didn't accept the remedy. Why? because the remedy ( lemon bicarbonate) could have a effectivness against Candida directly or indirectly that has nothing to do with the Ph of the body.

The other reason why I'm sceptical about the ph theory is because some bacteria use their urease enzyme to make their enviromnent Alkaline like H.pylori.

Thank you very much for the link of doctor Orian Truss. I did try lugol's solution but it doesn't help much.

Thank you very much. God bless you.

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Labes (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 06/27/2010

Hi Bill, thank you again for thr reply.

I have read that Japaneze plum can rises the Ph of the body, a theory that I don't believe till now, could I use them agaist candida then? Do you have any idea about those plums and their activities against candida?

Also, I need some references that talk about how to control candida with body ph?

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 06/29/2010

Hi Labes...Thanks for your reply. In answer to your question:

Also, I need some references that talk about how to control candida with body ph?"

In my last post to you, I provided many suggested remedies for your candida, along with 10 links which both described the efficacy and safety of these remedies. But apparently you will only be satisfied or convinced by standard medical research, which is very unfortunate because even if you search all the recognized databases like Medline and PubMed (which are both controlled by the big drugs companies), you won't find much on these remedies or on alkalinity. I know, I've it tried too.

I have spent much time using Google Scholar, which ONLY searches research databases and have found very little on the usefulness of alkalization or much info on the remedies I've mentioned. I was frustrated with this, so, due to my suspicions, I applied some reverse logic. I knew that drugs like Vioxx and Gardasil could kill and were very dangerous, so I searched for Vioxx on these respected medical databases and lo and behold I found many glowing accounts from research papers on Vioxx. Vioxx has recently been taken thru the courts, and it has been proved that this drug has killed about 26,000 people from iatrogenic heart attacks through Vioxx use. By the way, Vioxx has not been withdrawn and is still being sold out there.

The lesson here is simple. Be very careful what you believe, and be careful of what info sources you trust. If you read a research paper then the second thing you do is find out who funded the research, and if it is one of the Drug Giants, then simply ignore it. However, if the research is independently funded -- ie not funded by the drug companies, then you can, perhaps believe it.

There is also much spoiler research out out there by the drugs companies. A wonderful example of this is the Wolff-Chaikoff research report and criticism of Abraham/Browntsein's recent iodine research. In their rebuttal, Drs Abraham and Brownstein completely demolished the Wolff-Chaikoff iodine report as unbelieveably amateurish, innaccurate and deliberately badly executed. I'll leave you to Google this evidence for yourself.

I also find it odd that you seem more driven to prove or disprove the alkalization remedies on this site than you are to cure your own candida. As well, I also find it suspicious and odd that you hardly even mention your own candida. Most contributors who have candida usually talk about it willingly, to help other people but you hardly mention it at all. What are your symptoms? And what kind of candida do you have? Is it Cutaneous Candida, Oral Candida, Intestinal Candida or Systemic Candida?

I wish you luck with your Umeboshi Pickle and I hope you find the answers that you are looking for.

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Labes (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 06/29/2010

Hi Bill, Thank you very much for the reply.

Don't get me wrong. I just want to understand the theory and believe me I do believe you when you say that it healed you. I.m taking the same remedy as you describe before: lemon bicarb in 8oz of distilled water.

My symptoms are bloating even after eating very small meal, Jack-Itch, very very low energy, constipation and depression sometimes.

I apologize if I did hurt your feeling when I asked you those questions.

Have a nice day.

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by T (Maryland, Usa) on 07/01/2010

Labes, with those symptoms have you considered a gluten-free diet trial? I'd do that for 2 months and see if you notice improvement. It can be tricky at first to make such a big dietary change but it is certainly not impossible. Just be very careful about hidden sources of gluten (and you cannot cheat by even a single crumb!). Tons of info on the net to help and many GF products now available. If you try this, please do let us know if it helped you at all. Best of luck!

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Labes (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 07/01/2010

Hi T from Maryland, USA.

Thank you very much for your reply. I'm just living day to day with stomach pain and those horrible bloating even if I just eat salad. Also constipation is horrible. I'm not working because I feel like a death living with very vey low energy.

I'm now on a gluten free diet but there is no big improvement. I eat just once a day salad with some eggs. I don't touch bread or any cereal products.

Last year I changed my doctor because of heart palpitations and jumping heart and he gave me H.pylori test, it came back positive. He prescribed for me Hpac for one week. I felt great for 2 weeks and then all the symptoms came back worst then before. 3 months after than my specialist did a endoscopy with a biopsy to see if H.pylori is still there, he said that there was no H.pylori. He couldn't find it in my stomach.

One thing I don't understand is why I felt good for the week when I used the Hpac agaisnt H.pylori and why the symptoms came back after than worst than before. I was trying to find if the antibiotics can kill the fungus during the begining of the treatment but I couldn't find one. The other mystery is if I became H.pylori free after the Hpac why I still have the pain? It is a big dilemma for me.That let me think of Candida as an issue and not H.pylori. Since that time, I started taking probiotics and sticking to the atkin's diet. I'm so skinny now. But I still have the problem.

Thank you T for your time and your help.

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Funnybones (Henderson, Nv) on 07/04/2010

Hi Labes from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

For your Candida you should try colloidal silver. Your Candida has probably turned into systemic fungi now and it will take a while to clear it up. You have to look in the Web to see what you have to avoid eating to get rid of it. No grains, limited fruits, no sugar, avoid dairy, etc. You can eat most vegetables and meat but not with sugared sauces or floured sauces. Its difficult to get rid of but the silver will be a big help and help you avoid other infections as well. Look up both. You have to get rid of it or it will do you in in the long run. I talk from experience. Good luck

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Tommy (North York, On, Canada) on 08/21/2010

Hi Bill,

I'm happy to know that you are doing well after your struggle with candida. I just want to ask you if you had a white coated tongue and also if you experienced a constant stomach pain at the upper abdomen?

Thank you very much.

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 08/23/2010

Hi Tommy... When I had candida I had a white tongue but no stomach problems. I also had constant bloating and constant constipation. Don't forget that candida sufferers can have between 20-30 different symptoms -- and no two candida sufferer's symtoms will ever be exactly the same. For instance, one person with candida might have constant constipation(like I had) but another might have loose stools or constant diarrhea. I have also read many posts here with people who think they only have oral candida or thrush when they have a white tongue. But if they also have other fungal skin problems like psoriasis, dandruff, eczma, athletes foot or jock itch or intestinal problems as well, then I would immediately assume that systemic candida is present and treat it accordingly. The dangers and robustness of Candida should never be underestimated.

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 09/04/2011

I have found that coconut capsules are the greatest supplement to combat constipation. Plus, they are anti-fungal. I can't take VCO orally, it gives me gerd. The capsules are little miracle workers! I have probably bought every supplement known to mankind. I wish I had bought this one first.

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Connie (Antioch, Ca, Usa) on 10/15/2011

I have a question/concern about supplementation because it seems to me that since Candida is a digestive tract issue, doesn't it interfer with the absorption of anything you ingest? Does anyone suggest it is a good idea to get tests on your vitamin levels so you can judge how well you are absorbing what you do take and maybe adjust dosages upwards or downwards? Do you think this could be an answer to those of us who try an internal protocol which might not have worked? Thank you for your time.

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Caren (Northridge, Ca) on 07/08/2012

I read that you should take borax for 4 days then take 3 days off. How long is the entire process? How many series of 4 days total should one take borax?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Adrienne (Chicago, Il) on 01/15/2010

I have seen my question a few times, but never found an answer. I have candida and have subsequently stopped using all forms of vinegar. Can anyone explain how/why ACV can be used as a yeast remedy?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sherry (Lakeport, California) on 07/07/2010

ACV, in addition to clearing up candida is excellent in bringing the body's ph into balance. Often the body becomes too acidic and becomes sensitive to aliments such as this. I use ACV often to maintain a healthy ph.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Carriedove (Lost Angeles, Ca) on 08/07/2010

Actually, this is about the baking soda/apple cider vinegar/lemon yeast cure. I have a very very very bad allergy to all glutens.. Including corn. I recently learned baking soda contained or was made from corn when I had a horrible reaction to some gluten free cookies and for the life of me could not figure out the reason. Baking soda.. Was the reason. So, I highly highly suspect I have candida. The amount of classic symptoms I have are too many, including severe digestion and sinus issues since I was a little girl. Severe is an understatement. Chronic fatigue, ear issues, sore throats and recently severe lack of focus and much fogginess. Can This Ted person recommend a substitute for the cure containing baking soda... Please.. For a desperate person. I know Candida causes allergies, but we cannot cure it if I have a severe allergic reaction to the baking soda first.. And my intestines severely and catastrophically shut down, which is what typically happens. Also this boric acid, peroxide face thing. I cannot find a recipe for this or a step by step on how you are supposed to use it. (Recent red marks on face which seem to be a reaction to EVERYTHING... Sunscreen, powder, any type of makeup, face wash.. Etc. )

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Davebrit (San Diego, Ca) on 11/05/2010

Carriedove, I lead a gluten free life and I can tell you that absolutely for sure, there is NO gluten in corn! I would know because I have bad reactions to all gluten sources. Go do some research and you will see, corn is gluten-free.... Thank God because I can eat corn pasta, corn bread and corn on the cob.... I hope you find out what else it is that you are allergic to... But its n-o-t the gluten in corn. Db

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Michelle (Johnson City, Tn) on 09/05/2011

To Lou from Tyler, TX: Boric acid is NOT borax! Boric acid is boric acid... Borax is sodium borate. If you do your research, you will learn that while boric acid is actually approved as a food additive, sodium borate is not. This is just one indicator of the relative toxicity of the two substances.

While I can't advocate the use of boric acid as anything other than a (relatively) safe pesticide, I did want to clear up this misconception, as sodium borate (trade name borax) and boric acid are definitely different substances, with very different effects on humans.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Frances (Cabarlah, Qld.) on 01/02/2016

Bi-carbonate Soda, Sodium bicarbonate as called in Australia is baking soda.

Caprylic Acid
Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 12/29/2009
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I have been on a Candida Diet for about 6 months, definitely with some improvements. However, just couldn't get rid of this recurring yeast infections. After further research I kept on hearing about capryllic acid, and what a powerful anti-fungal it is. What I didn't know is that you have to slowly build up the quantity (the lady in the store suggested 3 in the morning, and 3 in the afternoon). Long story short, 7 days later I had a Herxheimer reaction, also known as a die-off reaction. Mine was pretty crazy though, very scary especially if you don't know what the heck is going on and have no one to talk to about. For about a week prior I noticed red, hot burning checks, especially after I came out of the shower. Then my cheeks started becoming really dry and started slightly peeling. As mentioned, 7 days later, I woke up with extremely itchy palms in my hand and feed. Within hours the itchiness spread throughout my entire body. Something was obviously in my blood stream. It was a weekend so I went to Urgent Care as I started noticing really huge hives showing up. I was told to take Benadryl, which somewhat helped. I broke out in hives and rashes for the next two days. On day 2 and 3 both my eyelids were swollen. The doctor simply called it allergic reaction and prescribed steroids. Somebody told me to go and get hydro colon therapy for 3 consecutive days. I had my second one today. Most of my rashes, hives and itchiness are almost gone. And my eyelids are almost back to normal. In retrospect I found a lot of online information how capryllic acid can cause a herxheimer reaction, which is why you need to slowly build up the potency over a couple weeks. I'm so glad I didn't take the steroids. Well, hopefully I rid my body of the candida by now :-)"

Caprylic Acid
Posted by Phill (Pleasant Hill, Il) on 11/07/2011

When searching to overcome ANY health problem, please don't neglect to consider msg and free glutamate. I fought candida, heart palpitations, fatigue, muscle symptoms, fibromyalgia, headaches, neck pain, foggy thinking, stomach problems, trouble swallowing, and so much more for a great number of years.

I believe in limiting carb intake and eating only complex carbs, along with fresh healthy vegetables and protein. I believe in exercise and stress reduction and prayer or meditation. But the thing that finally took away the remainder of my symptoms was to eliminate msg and free glutamates from my diet. Also aspartame! These are excitotoxins which do great damage to your body!!!

The most helpful information that I have found are on the websites and Also,

Adequate Chewing of Food
Posted by Janey (Leeds, Uk) on 02/04/2010

I think this is a good suggestion and not something that comes easy to me I always eat fast, people comment on it too it is obvious when they finish after me always, they say you ate fast I say why not tell me when you notice I am! I have had digestion problems and candida for years so it's a worth a try, I should be doing it anyhow.

Adequate Chewing of Food
Posted by Karen (Henderson, Nv) on 09/24/2010

I also eat fast, have candida but also have leaky gut which is made worse by not chewing my food enough. This then caused tons of food allergies because the food particles get into the body cavity and decay producing toxins along with the candida toxins. This then causes a series of other problems for me. Hashimotos thyroidis, endometriosis, fibroids, PMS, Acne, brain fog, bad memory, insomnia, fibro, chronic fatigue and more so its really important to chew, chew chew. Still trying to fix all these problems. Whew

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Mira (Oshawa, On) on 12/17/2009

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.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 12/28/2014

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. Fungi.htm

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Bill (San Fernando) on 12/28/2014

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.

Posted by Marlo (Hattiesburg, Ms) on 12/02/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I tried so many things to overcome my candida infection but the single most effective thing I tried was drinking a few dashes of cayenne pepper powder in a beverage. Vitamin and probiotic supplementation also helped some. It relieved my depression/fog, fatigue, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, yeasty body odor, itching, allergies, anxiety, high blood pressure, "blurred" vision, generalized muscle pain and spasms.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Martin (Leeds, Uk) on 11/07/2009
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I am a 46 year old male who has had the symptoms of Candida for about 15 years. I started with severe bouts of sinusitis for which the doctor prescribed repeat prescriptions of antibiotics. I was on and off these for about 1-2 years until I came to my senses and realised I was not getting better. However, by this time I had developed mood swings and heart palpations and was constantly admitted to hospital to undergo cardiac tests and low and behold they all showed I was extremely fit and healthy at least cardically. The story goes on as many of the sufferers with this problem have outlined until I turned to alternative therapies and one reoccurring condition kept coming up which was candida. Now it seems like I am in the fight of my life I just can't seem to get this thing under control.


Taking 3 x 1250mg garlic tablets daily.
1 x 350mg caprylic acid tablet (not enteric coated)
3 x 500mg echnicea purpurea
4 cups of java tea
pure olive oil with seasame seed.
3/4 probiotics 100 million organisms at time of
1 1/2 litres of water per day approx.
restrictive diet (have lost 4 kgs in 3 weeks)
fennel seeds in tea to clear gas.

I have now been on this regime for about one month. The first 3 days I felt 200% better then something must have changed or I did something differently because I am still feeling very weak and understrength. Blood pressure has dropped from 130/90 with pulse at 54 to around 118/75 and pulse 75. Weight was 80.4 kg and is now 76.1 Kg.

As I am working in the MiddleEast I have not got access to all the various things that I would like such as lughol's solution which is banned as in most countries.

I have been following the posts with interest and especially Teds from Thailand. I would be grateful for some clear and sound advise as there is also a lot of contradictory statements or at least it appears so, but my own feeling is that this condition is a monster that can change and affect each person in a different way.

My diet consists of proteins derived from meat and poultry (no pork). I occasionally use minimal honey (one teaspoon a day) in my tea, I have barley porridge every two days. I eat vegetables and recommended fruits.

Oh, one thing after the first month of this routine I tried to introduce cream cheese and went into body shock and had to take a week of work. I woke up shivering although the temp was 33 centigrade, I had to put on two thick jumpers and three blankets to get warm.

I can smell the yeast on my skin and the eczema on my foot is still there with only a slight improvement also
my sinusitis has improved dramatically.

I look forward to hearing from anyone who can give salient advice in this matter.


1. How long should I continue this routine?
2. Can I find a compromise to lughol's solution.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Merryanne (Orange City, Fl, USA) on 11/07/2009 120 posts

Google research,,Kelp (seaweed) has Iodine in is natural, and if the body does not need it it will pass on. Hope this helps. Merryanne

Dietary Changes
Posted by Merryanne (Ornge City, Fl, Usa) on 11/07/2009 120 posts

I do not know if this will help,,but I am a diabetic my self so I have dietary challenges also...If you are fighting candida then it might help if you eat a low low carbohydrate diet. That might starve it out..I might be wrong I did not take time to research it,,but stop eating starchy foods, sweet fruits, no bread. for a few days eat meats, green vegtables a little cheese, no milk no juice. Try it for a few days,,,It certainly is not a diet to stay on,,but it might kill back the population or strength of the candida. Merryanne

Dietary Changes
Posted by Christos (Athens, Greece) on 11/25/2011

Martin UK leads first because candida is very flexible stop and make cycles... 4 days garlic lot of, then stop 1 day. Then 4 days caprilic acid, oregano oil and in the middle east you can find plenty of antifungal herbs.. Now the most important is to protect your liver for die off chemicals of candida.. Take liver protection herbs milk thistle, artichoke, blessed thistle, akorus kalamus... dandelion, NAC(N-ACETYLOCYSTEINE), VIT B5, PINE BARK tea(you cant do it your own) and calendula tea...

There is much more but you must know it when to take ....

I am a candida-asthma suffer too.

Posted by Cathy (Hartville, Ohio, Usa) on 11/03/2009

Yogurt for candida - If you are feeding yogurt try to find a "greek" yogurt. There is much less sugar in greek type yogurt than any other- even organic yogurt has excess sugar which feeds the yeast.

Candida Comments
Posted by Dunn Dunn (Dallas, Texas) on 09/16/2009

i believe that i have candida and and i was trying to find out some step to take to get the candida under control,,,its a few different treatment options that i have heard of ,,but they all seem to be different,,,i really didnt want to waste time or money trying thinking that didnt work,,,any suggestion would be greatly appreciated,,,

Candida Comments
Posted by Sheena (Glasgow, Scotland) on 09/17/2009

Search Google for the Candida spit test and try this if you haven't already done so. Not only has my health improved but my spit test results have greatly improved, so I know that at least some of what I have done has worked. I would recommend that read through all the posts on the Candida page and then start writing a Candida diary. This helped me to determine what was having an affect (including foods).

I would much rather you did your own research and devised your own plan of action, however I will the things that I did which I am sure helped in my case:

Lemon and bicarbonate soda drink (or baking soda for the US)
Tiny pinch of borax in 1 litre of water

Vitamins C, B E. Zinc & cod liver oil. Also selenium and Magnesium. I took all of these supplements fairly regularly (2 - 3 times a week) for a few months. This was to address any nutritional deficiencies that might exist as a consequence of the Candida. Also, many of these supplements (esp selenium) are anti fungal.

I also drink blackstrap molasses in water, particularly around my time of the month as it helps. I also drink an apple cider vinegar (with bicarbonate of soda) drink from time to time.

All of the things I mentioned here can be found in this website, so read up on everything carefully and then decide if you want to give anything a try. Good luck.

Candida Comments
Posted by Skye (Atlanta, Ga) on 03/24/2010

Great feedback! I have suffered with Candida since I was a child. I had chronic sinus infections and a doctor who was happy to prescribe antibiotics several times a month. The diflucan came next, and I was up to 10 a year, which is awful! This has since caused hormonal imbalances and numerous ovarian cysts as well as insomnia. The classic case I guess you would say.

I have been on a very high end probiotic (candida flora) for months now and have noticed much less bloating and abdominal discomfort. I have just discovered GSE! I am using the nasal spray and the capsules. I am going to try it in a neti pot and make douche next.

Do you have any experience with ACV? I eat very healthy and have a healthy lifestyle.

Thanks again, best feedback so far :)

Candida Comments
Posted by Cindy (Cochrane, Wi) on 08/12/2010

Are you using the product for plants and gardens? Can you let me know where you found this information? Thank you

Candida Comments
Posted by Catherine (Wellington, New Zealand) on 11/19/2010

I have been struggling with candida since a life threatening bout of sceptecaemia some 30 yrs ago. Doctor had me on high doses of anti-biotics for a year to "help my immune system cope". In spite of all my efforts to overcome I am still plagued with debilitating chronic fatigue, heavily coated white tongue, sleep problems, etc.. I am about to try Marvin Lee Robey's protocol of a thorough colon cleanse followed by treatment for 2 weeks with ionic silver and hydrogen peroxide. Apparently 2 weeks is all it usually takes though some bad cases may require up to 5 weeks. I feel really confident about this therapy and will keep you informed about my progress.

Candida Comments
Posted by Katnco (Denver, Co) on 02/18/2011

Lisa from To... Donna Gates video's are terribly long and boring. If anyone wants a simple recipe for making fermented veggies, just type it into google and look around for what suits you. Donna Gates appears life less, no vim or vigor for being so "healthy".

Low Fat Diet, MMS
Posted by Teresa (Winston Salem, Nc) on 08/09/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I just want to encourage others to stay on a pretty strict low fat diet while killing candida and other beasties. I have had candida for many years and have tried the lowfat raw diet and am now taking MMS in addition to it. I am only up to seven drops but so fat so good, no side effects yet. I think I am feeling well because of staying lowfat this means only fruit and vegetables and rice cakes and sprouted grain breads, etc. Everyone who has researched candida treatment knows most people say stay away from sugar but I learned that the sugar can't feed the beasties on lowfat diet on the internet. I have had very good success with it but I still get symptomatic if I slip and eat to much fat, thus I am using MMS to help kill it off. I am convinced that these two together will make and are making a huge difference. While I don't eat all raw, the MMS and lowfat high raw diet are making a big difference. Also, it is important to normalize your ph and this diet with MMS will do that. I have read that the beasties cannot live in an alkaline environment.

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Rhonda (Lakewood, Ca) on 08/07/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I want to make this site my home page! Ted from Bangkok could just save my life if I continue to get better. I am using his baking soda remedy for a fungus I got from taking antibiotics. Although I still am suffering, I can now at least eat. Doctors I've been to have failed me and in fact, got me in this situation in the first place with their prescriptions for antibiotics and acid blockers. My fingers are still crossed as I am only on day three of his two-week treatment but at least I can say that I no longer feel like I'm on death's doorstep for most of the day. I look forward to healing completely with Ted's remedy. Thank you so much.

EC: Can you please tell us which of his baking soda remedies you are taking? He has posted quite a few of them! Thanks...

Coconut Oil
Posted by Colleen (Livingston, NJ) on 06/28/2009

Hi, My Mom and I have been doing some research regarding Candida. We are both convinced that we have this condition since we both fit the symptoms to a tee.

Anyway, my question is, my Mom has been diagnosed with high blood pressure and I've been seeing mixed commentary on the web to whether or not taking the Coconut Oil is good for people who have high blood pressure. Should she continue taking Coconut Oil and will it lower her pressure or make it higher?

Any commentary or personal results are appreciated!! Thanks!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 11/28/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Hi Colleen...As a help to you here is a website showing much of the research on coconut oil in our diet:

There are many myths that have been spread around about saturated fats and the above web-site should explain all.

I use extra virgin coconut oil internally and externally on body every day, I regard this oil as far more curative even than olive oil because coconut oil is a stable saturated fat, whereas olive oil is a monounsaturated vegetable oil, therefore less stable and much more prone to quickly oxidise.

When I started taking coconut oil, I actually lost weight, my blood pressure went down, my cholesterol levels went down and rebalanced, I had more energy and it was a major factor in getting rid of my Candida.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Maria (Wilmington, DE, Usa) on 03/16/2010

This is a question to Bill from the Philipines. Bill how long did you take the coconut oil to cure your candida? Maria

Coconut Oil
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 03/17/2010

Hi Maria...It took a year to cure my candida. And coconut oil wasn't the only remedy I used. I also used the following.

* Ted's lime/lemon plus Baking soda 3 times a day for alkalizing the body.

* Occasionally Ted's ACV plus BS or BS on its own on in water to provide more energy and to provide more bicarbonates respectively.

* Teaspoon of Blackstrap Molasses in my coffee for minerals.

* Milk thistle to support my liver throughout the cure.

* Kelp tablets for iodine.

* My own homemade decoction of Tinospora cordifolia, Phyllanthus niruri(Chanca piedra or Stonebreaker) and Tumeric, all of which grow in my garden. I took this for liver, kidney and intestinal support throughout the cure. I have recently included Neem leaves in this decoction, because I found a Neem tree in my neighboorhood the other day. Neem, amongst all its other highly beneficial properties, is also highly alkalizing.

I had terrible constipation for about 7 years and usually had a bowel movement once every 4 days. Not good. The coconut oil had an immediate effect on this, my stools became smaller and softer, and eventually I started to have regular BM everyday. I cook everything in VCO now, even use it on my salads. I have banned all other polyunsaturated veg oils from my diet now, since most of these are highly processed chemically and suffer oxidation too quickly which is bad for the body. VCO should be unprocessed, stable and it takes 2-3 years to oxidize this oil.

Just to say that intestinal candida is an insidious problem that can be very hard to eradicate. It is insidious because initially you don't notice its effects, they sort of creep up on you and since I'm over 60 y o I just thought it was age...LOL. But then I stumbled on EC and read about candida. I now regard any yeast, mold or fungus as the prime human enemy now, far more destructive on the human body than viruses, bacteria etc. Fungus's are way more adaptable than any other microbe, they are neither plant nor animal, they can hide for years, they can transfer their nucleus via their hypha by penetrating host cells in order to hide and breed when under attack. The overall effect of this is to continually weaken and wear down the body's immune system, and eventually to provide a wonderful acid environment to allow in a plethora of other viruses and bacteria. This is why it takes so long to get rid of and recover from candida.

Simply put, there is no one magic bullet for candida. I still regard Ted's lemon/lime remedy as the prime remedy that hepled to destroy my candida. But I also have a very high regard for VCO too.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Maria (Wilmington, De - Usa) on 03/17/2010

Hi Bill, Thanks for the prompt response and thorough explanation. However, I have a few questions regarding your remedies:

1. How much lime/lemon juice and baking soda dis you use?
2. Milk Thistle - is this in a form of tea or powder. How much and how frequently do you use it.
3. Kelp tablets - not sure I need it or do I

I have had thrush in my throat (I'm sure it's in my stomach as well) for about 2 months now and went the Rx route but I'm ready to use the home remedies. I am also over 60 and having a tough time of it but I'm not giving up, there must be an answer. I am determined to kill this fungus off and get my life back. All the best to you.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Pr (Houston, Texas, Usa) on 03/18/2010

Bill, I have to agree with you on how destructive fungus is to the human body and how deceptive it can be. As you mention it will hid in the body waiting for an opportunity to start growing and a person will never know it. I see fungus as one of the great cleanser of the earth digesting unused material. But what does this tell us about what we are consuming and we get an overgrowth inside. As you know too much toxins and waste. I believe eating clean is a big part of conquering this dis-ease.

I am now for the 4th time in my life dealing with this. I am having great results with EC remedies and your posts. I also used the maple syrup combined with baking 3 xs a day to kick start the clean up. Boy did it do it. I lost 7 pounds from stomach in about 3 days. I feel so much better not having the extra weight around the middle. If anyone tries this be prepared to feel really sick for a week or so.

Thanks for your posts and sharing your journey as it is a great encouragement to fellow travelers.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Peter (Chicago, Il) on 03/18/2010

Bill, I am not afraid of taking B/S, from my experience using two tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, I always need at least one tablespoon of B/S to stop the fizzle. I just want to double check with your experience to make sure I am doing this right.

Urine Therapy
Posted by Kavita Ballah (Port Louis, Mauritius) on 06/04/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Hi my name is Kavita Ballah. i am a Mauritian, married and mother of two kids 22 & 18 yrs. i am now 43 yrs old. i had surffered from candida since 24 yrs now. i have never known what it's like not to suffer & not take medicines. All my life i have struggled and fought for my health. i tried so many things but there has never been a cure. i was very sick. For a very long time.

i tried all kinds of herbs and chemicals that exist on the market home and abroad. i spent all my saving going around the world ( US,UK,India,malaysia,Indonesia,Reunion island) in search of relief.In 2001, i had hysterectomy followed by adhesion on the left which nearly killed me.

3 months back, i was told i had Pelvic inflammatory disease, adhesion on the left again, left ovarian cyst 5.8 cm for the 4th time( had ablation done once), vaginal yeast infection, chronic cystitis, sinus infections and chemical allergies.

i knew about Urine Therapy some 10 yrs back. a friend insisted i should do it. Did not trust it that much then until one night i was on my knees crying becuase of pain in my lower abdomen. i just remembere UT. Next Morning i started on it and immediately my pain reduced to 20%. That day i did it whole day and the next dat my pain was down.i was suppose to go for surgery on the 3rd day. i postponed it and for following week. i gave myself one more week to decide. within 5 days my cyst shrunk and all my pain reduced to 60%. i started beleiving in it and from that day till now i am continuously drinking urine in the morning.

My chronic cystitis and yeast infections has disappeared . After one months, i was a new person. Today it's nearly 3 months and i am happy to confirm that i don't suffer anymore. my sexual life is so beautiful and i see life full of values.

This is a message to all women who are suffering from Candida. Urine therapy is the answer girls.

Urine Therapy
Posted by Rawan (Abu Dhabi, UAE) on 06/04/2009

Happy to hear that your suffer it ends after that much long time! can you tell how much urine you are digesting?

Urine Therapy
Posted by VeganGypsie (San Francisco, CA) on 06/19/2009

wow, interesting. does one drink ones own urine, or that of someone without a candida overgrowth? This sounds extreme for me, but candida is only ever a problem now and then.

Urine Therapy
Posted by Pedro (Latin America, La) on 07/14/2011

It's not disgusting if it is what cures you :-)

Urine is not disposal like feces is. Urine is sterile, and in fact, you "recycled" it in your mother's womb for 9 months. In fact your body recycles it today still, just sending excess of it to the bladder for disposal. Our bodies reuse what it can.

I have tried it but I couldn't get over the icky factor. However if you research urine therapy with an open mind you will find some fascinating info.

Urine Therapy
Posted by Tina (Princeton, New Jersey) on 07/15/2011

Betty, please do not dismiss a therapy just because of your 'ick' factor. This is a forum where people post therapies that have worked or pose questions about solving their health issues. Urine therapy is an ancient form of treatment and it's benefits have been well-documented, as you would have found out if you had cared to do a web search. Yes, it is not for everyone and I fully understand (being one myself) but I have personally seen it work for a family member with a chronic skin problem. So I know it definitely has something to it. You remind me of a friend who scoffs at acupuncture saying sticking needles into one in hopes of a cure is just hogwash! I think it just airs one's ignorance.

Urine Therapy
Posted by Elsaeasterly (Elsewhere, Ca, Usa) on 07/15/2011

Betty, You are not the only one that feels this way. I have been reading this site regularly for a couple of years and have always felt that the practice is repulsive. I have never said anything because I knew there would be a huge backlash.

The fact is that Webster's dictionary defines urine as waste, and according to, if the kidneys did not remove these wastes, they would build up in the blood and make a person ill. In some cultures, even animal urine is consumed as medicine. In ancient times, dung was used as a poultice for wounds - really not a good idea! Just because some people have done this sort of thing for thousands of years doesn't make it an intelligent choice and certainly doesn't make it any less repulsive.

I'm with you, Betty. It's nasty!

Urine Therapy
Posted by Nat (Tampa, Florida, Usa) on 07/17/2011

Personally, I would not consider "urine therapy" under any circumstances, no matter how dire. However, if people really want to do such a thing, then it is their own business. That's what freedom means. Even though I happen to be repulsed by this therapy, that does not mean it should be censored from EarthClinic. If consenting adults wish to use this therapy, they are free to do so.

For my part, I'll stick with ACV. That's hard enough to get down sometimes.

Urine Therapy
Posted by Betty (Gainesville, Ga) on 07/18/2011

Hi, Carolyn - If you will read the thread, the topic is Urine Therapy, not Urine recycling. I know about NASA using that procedure. From what I have researched (yes, I have researched it), it is the DRINKING of your own urine (not cleansed in any way) that I find disgusting. AND by the way I have NOT "criticized" others doing this. I just said that I found it disgusting, and I do. I have had several ailments that I was desperate to find a cure for, but I would NEVER consider doing something like that. There are always far-out "snake oil" theories out there, so "go for it" if you are so inclined. My main point was that posting that as a "therapy" will scare many people away from what otherwise would be a beneficial resource for effective home-remedy type treatments. They will see this site as a JOKE instead of an actual serious attempt to help people. So, all you "open minded people", stop critiziing ME for having my own opinion on a disturbing "treatment" found in this site. I was very disappointed to see such bizarre, far-out-there suggestions on this site that I have come to find interesting and enjoy.

Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)
Posted by Ms. E. (Washington, DC) on 06/03/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I have been taking GSE for some months now and it has really helped with this Monster, however, i am still eating the sugars and breads, not like I was, conversely, I want to know if anyone has taken GSE and continued to eat sweets/bread and the Monster was kept bay?

Confused in the Capital

Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)
Posted by Ines (New York City, Ny, Usa) on 04/07/2011

Aple cider vinegar is great for suppressing sweet tooth! Whenever I have cravings I try to drink it. :-) However, if you have to have something sweet then instead of sugar use Xylitol, a natural sweetener extracted from birch cellulose. Xylitol does not feed candida, it is antifungal. That is what I use and it taste really good with no after taste.

Also, another option is Stevia, personally I have never tried it and cannot comment on it. Good luck!