quote: Cream of Tartar kills Yeast !!! Direct quote from the following website: http:/www.totalityofbeing.com/ArchivedYeastInfections.html
..."Through the work of Dr. Tom Revis DC, ND, I've discovered that plain old Cream of Tartar powder, yes the spice, will not only alkalinize better than the coral ever could. (You can test your saliva with Litmus paper to see the difference), but the Cream of Tartar powder also kills yeast all by itself! What a great combo to help with the battle! Most folks need between 1 to 2 tablespoons of the powder daily depending on the severity of the infection. You can mix it with water or just plop the powder in your mouth and swallow water to wash it down. (Don't breathe in while the powder is still dry in your mouth as some of the still dry powder can go down the wrong way). You can divide the tablespoon into 3 teaspoons to take less at one shot. Expect to have the runs for the first few days using the Cream of Tartar as the initial die off of yeast happens.
So take the cream of tartar then at a seperate time take the I Flora (2 capsules 3 to 4 times daily with or with out meals) and the Inulin powder (one teaspoon 3 to 4 times a day) as well. These days I've been using the Inulin from NOW (www.nowfoods.com). It is significantly less expensive that the stuff I used to use as it is from chicory and not artichoke hearts, yet all of the studies done by the German researchers from the University of Leipzig who first successfully used Inulin used the Chicory kind, so why spend more when the chicory Inulin will more than do the job and for a lot less money!
Most docs and patients who have used this program have put a considerable dent in their Candida Infections in 30 days without the problem of compliance to a restrictive diet. The program will work regardless of what you're eating!
Dear Karl: Yes, I have looked on that issue for many years and for me it has always left me in the gray area, or one that I prefer not to recommend. It must be noted that it is with great pains that I not use this, despite many temptations. Why I am never tempted there are many reasons.
Of course you are free to try the remedy and I might be wrong. However, let's look at some of my complaints on such use.
If I have a choice between cream of tartar and potassium bicarbonate, I would choose potassium bicarbonate (and baking soda) for the candida problems. Another form of potassium is potassium citrate, which is free of the problems also. However, people whose body are high in nitrates (and I know because I had experience with this), they can sensitize to too much potassium, causing heart beat problems. At least this is my experience. A safer form is the citrate, or sodium citrate, which is superior than the baking soda. Basically sodium citrate is nothing more than citric acid mixed with baking soda, until pH reaches 8.0, in which case the resultant reaction in a water solution, will yield a sodium citrate. As a simple home remedy, it is a lemon and baking soda formula. If you simply wanted more citrate, than its likely to be a more baking soda is added than the original one which were (8 teaspoon of lime plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda) to be a pH of about 7.5.
Also, I could not confirm the original source of information of Dr. Tom Revis, other than that one quote that it was taken.
The other problem I have is the acid pH of the initial solution, which is taken to be about 3.5. It's the same problem I had with apple cider vinegar, which must be neutralized to a basically more neutral solution to a pH of 7, otherwise you get burning sensation of the esophagus at pH below 7.
The other issue is that when we prepare the growth of a yeast medium culture (which I might be wrong, but candida is yeast too), one patents uses (Nitrate reductase from yeasts, the preparation and use thereof Document Type and Number: United States Patent 5294539):
3. An NAD(P)H-dependent nitrate reductase according to claim 1, wherein the synthetic nutrient medium contains essentially:
0.04 g/l m-inositol, 1.0 g/l potassium dihydrogen phosphate, 1.0 g/l magnesium sulfate, 4.5 g/l potassium hydrogen tartrate, 1.5 g/l potassium nitrate, and 20.0 g/l glucose.
The cream of tartar is the potassium hydrogen tartrate (other synonyms are potassium hydrogen tartrate cream of tartar, potassium acid tartrate, monopotassium tartrate and potassium bitartrate).
Also in autistics and certain people with a problem of leaky gut, it was found that tartrate to be high and would be toxic to them. While it is true that tartrate is part of the Kreb's cycle, it is also true of citrate, acetates, and malates. The most results of energy increase, and hence, the immune system appears to be the acetates and the malates. While my own experience in achieving superior soda loading (a term atheletes used to achieve lower lactic acidosis), involves either or both maintaining a stable alkaline pH, or getting cells rid of the lactic acid. Now, maintaining alkaline pH, I found that citrates work better than bicarbonates in general. While the body rids of lactic acidosis best with acetate. The problem about acetate use is it won't achieve effective alkalization as with the citrates. So in my opinion the citrates and acetates are preferred to raise the immune system best. As to the problem of tartrates many people with bacteria, or toxins, the bacteria or other organism tends to produce too much tartrates, causing the body to be in excess of tartrate whenever people do get sick. This is especially true of leaky gut syndrome and autistics. A small study attached, below on autistics can be read for your perusal. There are many others.
A book excerpts on tartaric acid (from http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/bookstore/autism.asp#biologicalTretments )is as follows:
"A toxicology manual (3) indicates that tartaric acid is a highly toxic substance. As little as 12 g has caused human fatality with death occurring from 12 hours to 9 days after ingestion. Gastrointestinal symptoms were marked (violent vomiting and diarrhea, abdominal pain, thirst) and followed by cardiovascular collapse and/or acute renal failure(3). A gram is approximately the weight of a cigarette. This compound especially damages the muscles and the kidney (4,5) and may even cause fatal human nephropathy (kidney damage) (6) which was of interest to me since the two brothers with autism initially evaluated had the extreme muscle weakness as well as evidence of impaired renal function."
One more problem is the level of tartaric acid in autistics is so high that it reaches toxic levels in autistics. The problem about this autistics quite often get yeast infections, whether they are candida albicans or not I don't know. And yeast infections as a result have high heavy metals.
Tartaric acid is not recommended for people with either chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia. It decreases the malic acid, and reduces the energy levels. Again if you don't believe me, here is a quote, source (http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/book/bk5sect2.html):
"A large percentage of patients with the disorder fibromyalgia who have high amounts of tartaric acid in the urine respond favorably to treatment with malic acid (11-13). I presume that supplements of malic acid are able to overcome the toxic effects of tartaric acid by supplying deficient malic acid. Fifty percent of patients with fibromyalgia who also frequently have elevated yeast metabolites also suffer from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) even though their diet may have adequate or even excessive sugar(14). The reason may be due to the inhibition of the Krebs cycle by tartaric acid. The Krebs cycle is the main provider of raw materials such as malic acid that can be converted to blood sugar (Figure 6) when the body uses up its supply. (The technical name for this process is gluconeogenesis or "new formation of glucose".) If sufficient malic acid cannot be produced, the body cannot produce the sugar glucose which is the main fuel for the brain. The person with hypoglycemia feels weak and their thinking is foggy because there is insufficient fuel for their brain. If adults with elevated values of tartaric acid in the urine have foggy thinking, have little energy, and are so depressed that they may seek out Dr. Kevorkian, imagine what a young child who has some of the same toxins and who has yet to form a clear concept of the world must feel like."
One other that is not mentioned is heart palpitations, diarrhea, excess sweating, and fainting more likely I think from the excess use of potassium than anything else as this basically skews your blood biochemistry and it is a waste product of yeast.
Cream of Tartar
I very much appreciated the toxicity information listed under cream of tartar in the cures for candida section. I even wonder if I already have damage from using it before (in much lower doses than suggested here, and for arthritis).
My favorite remedy for candida is Huang Lian Su, a chinese herb available at Chinese pharmancies, but not where I am currently living, which brought me to your site. I did take some GSE--grapefruit seed extract--before heading to the grocery to get other remedies to try, and realized as I was shopping, that the symptoms were already subsiding. So GSE might be at the top of my new list of favorite helps for candida.
The toxicity issues around cream of tartar as documented in the "nay" article were very surprizing, and I will never use it again. The levels recommended by someone else posting on this page sound potentially extremely damaging, when compared with the information that follows in that entry. I hope you will remove the suggestion of cream of tartar as a remedy given the extreme hazzards, and the poor public awareness of these hazzards.
Cream of Tartar
According to Dr. Wong's formula, the probiotic you want to include is Lactobacillus sporogenes, which is the same as bacillus coagulans, or the trade name Lactosporin (not sure if that is the proper spelling)
H202 therapy cured stiffness in the back and candida big time. I would wake up in the morning energyless until I did my regular kidney flush, now after the therapy, i woke up feeling good.
Hello Rhonda. I do not know what Stephen used to flush his kidneys since he did not specify. And since his post is way back in 2006, chances are unless he is a daily reader he probably won't respond back to your question.
I can tell you that ASPARAGUS is very good for flushing the kidneys. You can smell the asparagus as it passes from your urine. I have also read something in the asparagus actually will disolve kidney stones. So load up on the asparagus or google and find you a good organic asparagus extract. You can also type in kidney cleanse in the search box here and see if anything comes up...
Hope this helps!
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)
Niacinamide- This needs vitamin c and vitamin E to be absorbed. There is a book called Mega Vitamin Therapy that talks about the synergystic effects of B vitamins and needing C and E to be absorbed. I usually take 2000 mg Vit C, 1000 Vit E, a good B vitamin complex with no yeast and 500 mg of niacinamide daily. This is very good for stress also as many people that have candida raise their PH by having stress in their lives
Candida and pH
Try oil of oregano for candida
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)
Better But With Side Effects
I would like to comment on niacin for fungus infections and ask Ted some questions. I read about using niacin in the form of "inositol hexanicotinate" for acne. Within a week of taking 500mg per day of niacin/inositol hexanicotinate all my cysts are gone and other acne is totally gone. I have had acne for over 30 years and this to me is a miracle. My acne has always increased after antibiotic use and also is accompanied by fungus or candida symptoms. My fungal symptoms have lessened substantially in just a week too! The only problem is my insomnia is much worse now. I notice that the niacin seems to block my calcium because I get particular symptoms from low calcium and when I take niacin my calcium no longer works for my insomnia or my low calcium symptoms.
Questions.. What is your advice or thoughts on the niacin blocking my calcium? And.. Is the inositol hexanicotinate form of niacin also considered antifungal in the research you mentioned? Thanks much!
Believe me! I hear you! It's difficult finding a cure for this problem especially when you have to do it on your own. Doctors will treat your symptoms, not your actual problem and I'm willing to bet most people here are self-diagnosed. Before attempting to solve your candida issues, you first have to understand why you have them and what will solve them. I have found a very good webpage which explains candida infection and has a very easy diet to follow. http://www.drlockie.com/article_disease_view.fcm?articleid=13359&subsite=3
For me, change in diet has really helped out the most so far, but I know it will take a long time for my body to get balanced again. I am far off from that point. This is what I understand from the research I've done. Candida overgrowth is due to decreased levels of good bacteria in the body. I am focusing on increasing the level of good bacteria in my body while simultaneously decreasing the levels of fungus in the body. This means I don't want ANYTHING anti-bacterial. Yes, ACV will kill fungus but it will also kill bacteria. So to me, ACV is a BIG no. You would think yogurt would be off-limits because it is a dairy product, but since it contains good bacteria that should help boost the levels of good bacteria in the body, the good outweighs the bad and yogurt is a big YES. Anti-fungals are good. This includes oregano oil, oregano juice, garlic (raw AND capsule form), calendula tea, among many many others. I have also read chamomile has anti-fungal properties. Probiotics are definitely a yes. Make sure to buy the best kind, most likely found at the health food store. You keep them in the fridge to make sure the bacteria is still alive. Probiotics with dead bacteria are no good. Fruit juices are a no, because usually they contain a ton of sugar. In fact, most fruits are a no because of the sugar they contain naturally. I know this is a frustrating problem as I am having to deal with it myself due to overuse of antibiotics. I had been so sick for several months and the fog is just starting to lift. I just try to remind myself that my body is basically an ecosystem and ecosystems take much time to rebuild after devastation of one of it's inhabitants (bacteria). If anyone would like to contact me to discuss candida issues and exchange theories and possible remedies, please do email me! Remember two heads are often better than one! :)
Make your own boric acid suppositories by filling size 00 gelatin capsules. insert one capsule in the vagina at bedtime for 2 weeks. To prevent a recurrent infection, boric acid can be used twice a week for 6mo. to 1 year. I am 37 yrs old and put up with chronic yeast infections for the past 10 yrs. I tried this treament after every medication had failed. I have been yeast fee for almost a year! This really works, I told my gynocologist about this treatment and he is now letting this patients in on the cure! You can go to a website WebMD.com to read more about it.
According to a episode on How it's Made, H ----brand of ACV is made from corn therefore, they stated, it is corn ethanol and not a drop of apple.
Go to your local heath food store to find a great brand of Kimche or Sauerkraut. Remember, look for brands that are live and unheated and unpasturized. A farmer's market or farm near you may have in and advertise on the internet. Don't buy commercially available brands found at supermarkerts. They're heated and they have lost their nutrients.
Hello, I am struggling with the Candida diet. When I try to find it on here I am unable to so I am going to make a post.
I started Ted's alkalizing protocols about a week or so ago. I have begun to eat less meat so I can alkalize.
I have been taking 1/2 tsp of baking soda and lemon 2x per day. And 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp sodium carbonate, and 1/4 tsp potassium carbonate. 30 min after meals.
The issue is that I have a rapid metabolism and poor digestion. I am usually around 150 lbs but I am just at 150 already. I know ill continue to lose weight if I don't get calories. This causes me anxiety. According to Ted, you are to limit fats on a Candida diet. I eat coconut oil. I don't consume any vegetable oils or processed foods. Been avoiding those for years. I have limited my organic butter. Cut out all gluten and dairy. I haven't been eating grains.
I would like to eat grains. I have some brown rice, amaranth, and quinoa here but I don't really know how to cook it. Soaking is required?
I know about nuts and seeds but I seem to have a hard time ingesting them. I am taking lecithin for liver congestion. Also dealing with heavy metals.
I have a complex web of issues and I really need to know how to eat Alkaline and eat for candida as well. Are sweet potatoes bad?
I am just wondering what I can and can not eat. What I can and can not eat in moderation...
Pretty confused here..
Pichia Pastoris Inhibits Candida
Can pichia p be purchased? I tried to look for this online. I am very interested in this. Pls advise any details.
Vegan Diet for Candida
Anyone knows of a good vegan diet for candida?
Hi, I'm a 54 years old male whom was diagnosed with candida over growth, I was given some drops to help with stabilising the over growth it work for a mouth or so now its back. Symptom Heart palpitation, gas, belching, passing gas but have good bowel movements as in no diarrhoea. The solution I was given has no name but I was given it at a Holistic Health Expo when I was diagnosed. At the moment I'm using ACV 1 tablespoon in a cup of water 3x a day stop sugar, white bread, still taking milk, natural yogurt, brown bread sometimes, eggs, olive oil, to cook with.
Can you please help ...
Can someone answer me, how do you take hydrogen peroxide already diluted to 3%.?In Italy you cannot buy the 35% solution!What would be the protocol for candida using 3% hydrogen peroxide .. How much distilled water should be diluted?I did the borax protocol for a month, and it really helped, but now I see, a little perianal egzema is back. Certainly not with the same strength!I think, hydrogen peroxide could make a difference!Thanks in advance! This site is saving me!!!
Thanks for existing!!
Chaparro Amargo Herb
How do you take this herb to cleans the intestines?
Quanti milligrammi di nacin hai preso? Hai risolto il problema con la candida?
Se puoi rispondermi e dirmi le dosi e I metodi più precisi?
un saluto affettuoso..,
Google translation from Italian:
Thank you! How many milligrams of niacin did you take? Have you solved the problem with candida? If you can answer me and tell me the most accurate doses and methods? an affectionate greeting
Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
I think I have a severe Candida problem. I have a body wide, itchy rash, I get raised, oozy bumps on arms, back of neck, chest, upper back and face that cause burning and intense itch. The only relief I found for this was an otc antifungal cream. Eyes are also full of goop that strings out when I clean my eyes.
Bowels sometimes work OK, sometimes not. Sinuses are usaully clogged or I have a thin watery drip, hearing is diminished. Palms of hands have clusters of red spots below surface of skin that occasionally erupt. Almost always have brain fog and low to no energy. I feel like I've been beaten, I hurt all over. Sleep is erratic, sometimes 7 hrs, sometimes only 5 hrs, often waking in middle of the night. I never feel rested. Mood is subject to mild swings.
Problems started about 8 yrs ago after being hospitalized for a week and pumped full of steriods and antibiotics due to acute food poisoning and intestinal infection and have now reached a peak.
Two days ago I started drinking ACV (with mother)/water 3X a day and doing oil pulling with coconut oil. I also started swallowing one tablespoon of it daily (will increase this amount over the next 2 weeks) and using it in all cooking. Last night I noticed my tongue was entirely coated with thick white slime that was difficult to brush off. I have a tingling sensation all over my entire body and a constant mild headache. Sinus is now draining quite a bit of clear mucus. I noticed this morn that I now have slight lung congestion resulting in a light cough that produces a small amout of clear phelm. Stomach is bloated with lots of foul gas and I'm having soft BMs 2-3X a day. My urine is darker and has a strong bitter smell. Brain fog is much worse today. Diet is unchanged except for the addition of ACV and coconut oil and eating more raw onion and garlic. Plus I've doubled my water intake.
All I have available for use is pure coconut oil and ACV that someone brings to me.
Please, can anyone tell me if I have a severe Candida problem and if I'm doing the right thing with ACV and coconut oil?
I'm male, mid 60s, high blood pressure, PTSD.
My guess would be that your detoxing and not getting side effects from food grade peroxide.
Dietary Changes, Antifungal Supplements
I have systemic candida which I have been treating by eliminating sugar though I had continued to eat grains and beans. I have recently stopped the grains and beans and started taking anti fungals: oil of oregano, olive leaf oil and Undecylenic Acid. I am continuing with the no grain no sugar diet but stopped all anti fungals temporarily due to feeling severe die off symptoms. Now I am just experiencing extreme fatigue though depression feelings have subsided. I am wondering if I can start the anti fungals again or one at a time or should I wait until I am no longer so fatigued?
Thank you for your input,
Could you be a little more specific on how you did this, dosage wise and what type of essential oils you used on your body and safely for the internal. Some say do not consume internally, would like to know what brand you used. Thank You.
How much did u take?
Apple Cider Vinegar
I went straight to ACV for Candida. I've never felt better! My sugar and caffeine cravings have been gone for over a year! I start each day with 1 tbsp ACV in a glass of warm/hot water and at night too for better sleep! I also add 2 tbsp of ACV to my regular bottled water with a couple packets of stevia. Tastes like lemon aid and gives me an afternoon boost.
My dermatogist said no vinegar like BBQ sauce pickles mustard Worcester sauce and such. Anything made with vinegar, hmm. Wonder why. Hope you can help me with Candida. Thank you.
I was suffering from a lot of "candida" problems and tried all possible remedies from vinigar to h2o2 and even bleach, to no longterm relief. After coming to India I was told by someone NEEM was a secret cure for most candida issues. I am currently on neem pills (google It) very inexpensive. I started with 1 pill after a week 2 pills and now 3 pills a day and sure enuff the candida is dying away. I want to share this with all of you suffering from candida and wish you a healthy happy life.
Remember you will need to take activated charcoal pills (available at drug store) in the begining to balance the dieoff symptoms. After your blood becomes saturated with the neem your blood will become antifungal. :)
Dear Andrew ---
Thank you for your post. I am also using Ayurvedic remedies and have for most od my adult life. Your post made my day. Namaste, Om
After reading about the effectiveness of bicarbonate of soda here last Nov (2014); I decided to follow the advice to take 1/8 teaspoon in a glass of water morning and evening for candida.
Well, that worked well for me. There were 3 months of die-off but thereafter the candida load has clearly reduced. My tongue has more pink in it. Depression is gone. Insomnia is gone. Jock itch, armpit rashes, itchy eyes, brain fog, athlete's foot are all gone. Only toe-nails are still deformed but they are slowly clearing.
I will take the soda till my tongue is pink.
For the past two weeks, I have also been doing herbal enemas too - 3 cloves of crushed garlic, a leaf of aloe vera in a cup of water then adding up more water to make a 2 litre enema solution. That has helped me I realize. My colon was blocked, and it still is I think. I will carry on with the enemas till the candida has cleared.
HI U BILL, , , , , , , , as you know I's jus smart enough to be dangerous. I think this is a candida thing, but I have been doing your H2O2 in my ears as well as ozone ear insufflation. At first, my ears would shed lots of stuff. It is becoming less with time and treatments. What is happening?
Am I making progress? When I used ozonated olive oil all heck took place. That is some potent stuff. I won't do that again until I diminish this fungus. Please explain to me what is taking place.
As you know I'm doing my rife machine for my cancer protocol, could that be helping?
Yo Redneck Buddy====ORH====
Hi ORH. I was interested in your recent post (reply to Bill)when you described your remedy for jock itch, I've seen many ladies use the toilet paper remedy for sweat and itching down below. I was a district nurse years ago and this remedy helped ladies when they were immobile/bed ridden etc. after bathing, keeping them fresh, and men surely would benefit from this. You say you do. Please keep on with your imformative down to earth posts; they are so enjoyable to read, Joy
HI U JOY, , , , , , , , yep, I'm a story teller, but my ATS (Another True Story) are 96.4% factual. I reserve the remaining 3.6% for embellishment. That's allowed when you get old.
Bill, I would be very careful about your statement "VCO contains caproic acid and D, L-2-hydroxyisocaproic acid is just an isomer of the same." I remember from my high school chemistry that isomers can behave very differently, and a quick search on wikepedia reveals "Isomers do not necessarily share similar properties, unless they also have the same functional groups". I cook with VCO, and consume it, but right now my systemic infestation with candida is off the scale and nothing is effective anymore, (my circulation has got dramatically worse too, sign of arterial and cardiovascular plaque) so you can bet they have boifilm protection.
There is a coconut oil cleanse that completely starves the candida in the book the coconut oil cures, if you are interested. I have considered it but not sure I can handle it until working up to ingesting that quantity of oil before attempting it.
I have been very confused as to what is the right thing to take anymore as I am 60 year old female with high blood pressure besides diet and exercise.. can anyone recommend some good vitamins and supplements for the heart and for prevention? I am looking at nattokinase and lysine .. But would that take the place of COQ10. I am reading different doctors, Dean Ornish, Dr. Sinatra. thank you
Bill, potresti indicare qualche protocollo sulla trementina?
Translation: Bill, could you indicate some protocol on turpentine?
Hi, I have a question about sodium bicarbonate use for candida. It's well known that sodium bicarbonate is very alkaline and helps to balance PH balance for acidic person, however, when you ingest it, it turns your digestive system alkaline, which will make favorable environment for the candida.(It's different from making your system alkaline.)
I'll appreciate your explanation on this. Thank you.
Hello, I am wanting to ask Bill Thompson a question. I just received his book in the mail a few days ago. I have started doing the borax today. My question that I wanted to ask him was can candida cause me to have a constant throat clearing? Also will the borax help to get rid of the throat clearing. I thought it would be best to ask him since he seems to know so much about candida. Thank you for passing this message along to him.
This is all so very thorough, scientific and thoughtful. I can commiserate with much of what you have went through both in diet approach and the basic mental aspect of the candida overgrowth condition. I would, however, wish that more people would more comprehensively explain the various tenets of candida protocol, in particular, the role of fasting in candida treatment. I don't know if you covered this in your last post, but judging by your in depth coverage of candida, you will probably know what I'm talking about. Apparently, the yeast can utilize ketones about as well human beings can. If this is the case, that would make sense that a little carbohydrate with your meals would be a good idea. However, when this is true, wouldn't the same go for sweet potato? Who could argue that sweet potatoes, for instance, aren't as nutritious or as beneficial as say, white rice? Between the beta caroteen, the minerals in general, the vitamin A, the prebiotic fiber, etc, potatoes and sweet potatoes appear to be a "go to" carb. What say you?