Natural Remedies

How to Cure Candida

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Posted by Cj (Texas, US) on 11/24/2014


When using STS, Methylene Blue, turpentine (Georgia version), sodium bicarb, trisodium phosphate, iodine, and there any general guidance on how to time taking these? IE, I know from drugs dot com there might be interaction between iodine and MB. I also know that turpentine should be taken on its own at night, so that means STS and turpentine are taken separately on different nights. Any other helpful advice? Main goal is candida killing, hoping the candida is what is causing my hypothyroid/migraines/brain fog.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Bill (San Fernando) on 11/24/2014

Hi Cj...Here are some remedy combination rules that you can follow:

* Never take lugols iodine(LI) together with turpentine, sodium thiosulphate, methylene blue or borax.

* Borax can be mixed in with any of Ted's alkalizing drinks.

* Methylene Blue and iodine should never be taken in the evening because they are stimulating and so might inhibit sleep.

* Always mix methylene blue with vitamin c whenever you take it.

* LI can be mixed in with a vitamin c solution without problems.

For more remedy combinations see Ted's list here.

Here are some examples of useful remedy combinations:

Special Alkalizing Combo No 1

In one glass of water add:

1 tablespoon squeezed Lemon/Lime

1 tablespoon ACV

Add MSM – Methyl-Sulphonyl-Methane(1/2 tspn)

Add Glutamine (1/8 tspn or 500 mgs)

Add 5% Lugol's Iodine (6 drops)

Add Vitamin C as Ascorbic acid (1/4 tspn or 1000 mgs)

Add Sodium Bicarbonate(Baking Soda) until the fizzing stops

Take this drink twice a day outside mealtimes(take it up to one hour before or two hours after meals as a rough guide). Useful against candida/pathogens, digestive problems, low or hypothyroid conditions, heavy metal and halide detoxer and useful for damaged gut/allergies.

This drink is a strong alkalizer, heavy metal detoxer (MSM, Vitamin C, LI), strong anti-pathogen(due to LI), repairs intestines(due to MSM, glutamine and vitamin C), benefits the thyroid gland(LI), strong Immune booster etc. If you haven't got all the ingredients, it really doesn't matter. Just add in what you can and you will benefit from it.

Special Alkalizing Combo No 2

This is virtually the same remedy as the first drink except you just subtract the Lugols Iodine and ordinary water and just add in Ted's borax water instead.

In one glass add:

1 tablespoon squeezed Lemon or Lime

1 tablespoon ACV

Add a full glass of Ted's Borax Water

Add MSM – Methyl-Sulphonyl-Methane(1/2 tspn)

Add Glutamine (1/8 tspn or 500 mgs)

Add Vitamin C as Ascorbic acid(1/4 tspn or 1000 mgs)

Add Sodium Bicarbonate(Baking Soda) until the fizzing stops.

Take this remedy up to one hour before or two hours after meals. Useful against candida, an arthritis cure, detoxer and beneficial for damaged gut/allergies. This drink is strongly anti-fungal, strongly alkalizing, fluoride detoxer, repairs intestines, heavy metal detoxer(MSM, vitamin C), immune booster etc. If you haven't got all the ingredients, it doesn't matter. Just add what you can and you will benefit from its effects.

Another Variation of Ted's Borax Water Remedy

Make a liter of Ted's Borax Water as above and you can optionally add in the following nutrients:

* Add in Green Tea or Gymnema sylvestre tea*.

* Add glycerin for sweetness. No sugar.

* Vitamin C powder -- 3000 mgs .

* Glutamine powder -- 1000 mgs

* 1/2 tspn Methyl Sulfonyl Methane(MSM)

* 1/2 tspn sodium bicarbonate(baking soda)

* Drink this mixture throughout the day.

* Take this remedy up to one hour before or two hours after meals.

* Recent research has discovered that extracts from Gymnema sylvestre actively inhibits the candida morphing into its more virulent fungal parasitic form in the body. The yeast form is much easier to deal with.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Elsa (New Zealand) on 09/02/2021

to Bill

Daghan Salamat dong. (Thank you muchly) I will try this and will update.

Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 08/11/2014

Hi Nickyg...In answer to your question, the proper protocol for candida is to take one teaspoon of turpentine, with between 1-4 tablespoons of castor oil once or twice every week. Castor oil(CO) is used for the following reasons:

* It inhibits candida and kills bacteria primarily in the gut.

* It quickly helps to rid the intestines of intestinal poisons and heavy metals(from candida/bacterial biofilm) by laxative action.

* Most importantly castor oil helps to more effectively spread the turps throughout the intestines to kill the bad pathogens. The intestines in an adult is 28 ft long and has the surface area of a tennis court.

i would not use olive oil with turps. But you can use coconut oil on its own or with the castor oil if you want -- VCO is also a particularly strong anti-pathogen.

About three weeks ago I had a fairly serious bout of food poisoning. After about 4 days with symptoms of shooting pains, gas, non-stop gurgling throughout my intestines, many visit to the toilet with hot, watery stools, disturbed sleep, low energy etc, I took 1 teaspoon of turps with 1 tblspn of castor oil. Next day all these symptoms had shifted to my lower intestines and I still had diarrhea. I wasn't cured but the upper part of my intestines did not have these symptoms.

So after a day's rest I took a higher dose of CO -- one teaspoon of turps and 3 tablespoons of CO with one tblspn of VCO. Next day my intestinal problem was completely gone -- I was back to normal. This higher CO dose had reached the lower intestines and managed to eliminated the infection quickly.

This result is proof that you need to take the right amount of CO with the turps for the turps to be an effective anti-pathogen throughout ALL the intestines.

I know that Dr Daniels maintains that problems like skin blackening can an occur when you take excessive amounts of turps. It's true that any excessive candida/bacterial poisons in the gut will lead to excessive poisons in the blood. And if you have a liver that is already stressed or diseased from removing poisons -- the liver will be unable to clear this excess poison load so the skin, which is also a major excretory organ, tries to excrete these poisons as well -- hence the skin blackening symptoms.

So I disagree with Dr Daniels here. The blackening of the skin is not necessarily always due to intestinal blockages, but can also obviously arise if the liver cannot cope with the excessive release of candida poisons from gut to blood with the turpentine protocol. This is why I always advocate liver support nutrients like ALA, Magnesium, Selenium, Milk Thistle etc whenever you are killing large amounts of candida. Chanca piedra is another good one.

For the last 8 months or so I''ve been working with a parents autism group who are following Kerri Rivera's Protocol to cure their kids ASD problems -- using Chlorine Dioxide(Jim Hubble's MMS protocol) together with Hulda Clark Parasite Protocol and diet. Children with ASD problems are always infected with parasites and candida which apears to be the main cause of autism.

I was contacted by the leader of this ASD group because he could get no further improvement on the ATEC scores for his ASD child using Kerri's protocol. ATEC measures various parameters of the chid -- cognitive ability, shyness, repetitive behaviours, sociability etc. So I've been helping to advise them. So far two kids have have regressed to normal behaviour while using the turps protocol within Kerri's protocol. Usually it takes about 2 years to achieve normal behaviour in kids with ASD using Kerri's protocols. So, incorporating the turps protocol as well seems to speed up recovery from autism.

To show you the virulence of candida and what other diseases it can lead to -- have a look at this diagram:

Candida Virulence and Progression

To show you the action of my own anti-candida protocol -- see this link:

Bill's Anti-Candida Protocol Activity

I've also written a detailed book about candida that is sold on EarthClinic but you can find most of the information about the complete protocol from my posts on this site as well.

Above all, you must have a clear strategy, with sufficient cogent reasons, to get rid of your candida. From my book, here is the strategy that I use:

Anti-Candida and Anti-Pathogen Protocols

Anti-Biofilm Protocols

Alkalizing Protocols

Essential Detox Protocols

Liver Support Protocols

Vitamin and Mineral Support (Immune System Support)

The Anti-Candida Diet

Other nutrients that will also help against candida/bacteria are olive leaf, oregano, Boswellia(Frankincense), Myrrh and undecylenic(or undecanoic) acid. You can research these.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Timh (KY) on 07/20/2014 2072 posts

Cl503: I have had similar results w/ fungal die off. I find either Activated Charcoal or Bentonite Clay prior to meals very helpful in eliminating those toxins safely. Coffee Enemas can also be used but one might need to add Milled Flax Seed and/or Aloe Vera to support the Colon (which already needs this support do to Candida).

Do add Caprylic Acid or Coconut Oil to the diet as it is very necessary in killing or preventing the growth of fungal organisms.

I also benefit from MolyB & Niacin supplementation to clear the (very) toxic aldehydes produced by the fungus.

Magnesium Chloride
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 06/05/2014
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Hi John D....I would use the Magnesium Oil (70% Magnesium and 30% water) both orally and transdermally. Magnesium is used in over 300 major body processes and is used in 700-800 enzyme systems within the the body(according to Dr Carolyn Dean from her book ) -- including digestion, the immune system and for keeping the intestinal environment healthy. See this link.

Their are many sources of Magnesium Chloride. Dr Carolyn Dean sells the pico magnesium form whereas Dr Sircus advocates the natural Zechstein (mined from the Earth containing other minerals) derived magnesium chloride form. Carolyn Dean's pico magnesium form is said to be better absorbed. She promotes magnesium brands such as ReMag. Dr Sircus promotes Ancient Minerals magnesium. Dr Sircus's magnesium chloride form is natural and contains many other minerals besides which are beneficial for the body. Also bear in mind that both Dr Carolyn Dean and Dr Sircus are probably being nicely paid to advertise that ReMag or Ancient Minerals are the best form of Magnesium Chloride to take. So its up to you to decide really

I bought my own magnesium chloride as a hydrated chemical powder in Thailand and make my own Magnesium Oil whenever I need it. I'm still using it after 5 years.

Dietary Changes, Black Seed Oil
Posted by K.b. (Usa) on 04/16/2014

This is in reference to Tony's post about being afflicted with candida and many other health issues.I went through much of what your saying. I did extensive search online to find a remedy since most doctors I went to didn't know how to diagnose me. I had many symptoms and they look at me like I'm sick in the head. For hepatitis b I took milk thistle and olive leaf for about 2 months and for candida the secret is to cut off ALL sugars and bread, pasta, rice, etc. Basically I was eating only salads, meats, chick peas, raw veggies, and kefir which is great for fighting candida. I also went a gluten free diet. I also take black seed oil (nigella sativa) research it online. I also have thyroid issues, headaches, nerve problems, swelling in random places.I f you would like to ask please reply to the post I will check frequently.

Candida and Acetaldehyde Neutralization
Posted by Larry (Fairfax, Va) on 03/12/2014

Recently, I read on Earth Clinic that 10-20 milligrams of molybdenum is needed for optimum acetaldehyde neutalization results, and therefore one had to use powdered molybdenum to enable this dosage; whereas molybdenum pills are down in the range of about 900 micrograms. Can anyone suggest a source of powdered molybdenum? Thanks.

Posted by Maria (New York, NY) on 09/19/2021
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Yup, garlic works for me too. I blend a few cloves in water and chug it down. Also can be used as an insert. Thanks for sharing your story.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Tinetine (Tennessee) on 08/24/2013
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Worked Temporarily

I have what I believe to be severe candida. when I stay on a diet of no sugar, bread, pasta, dairy, fruit it will take weeks but I will start to feel better. After staying on the diet for months I feel good, so I think I am well right, so I start eating everything again, two months later - sick again. symptoms are as follows;
left eye burning stinging itching watering.
severe sugar cravings and hunger
blured vision
itching inside ears
very sleepy after I eat will fall asleep and wake up just feeling bad tired no energy
feeling of just feeling bad
Please help I want to get rid of this and feel good all the time. I know I have a blood sugar issue but my blood sugar is in normal range

Dietary Changes
Posted by Hilary (Culver City, Ca) on 08/25/2013

Candida always lives in the body. It is impossible to totally eliminate it, it must be brought into balance. There is no magic bullet but a synergetic effect can be achieved with a diet protocol like GAPS, an antiviral like MMS and an antifungal agent like grapefruit seed extract. Also very helpful is to re-colonize the gut with a wide range of probiotics from cultured vegetables, raw milk kefir and home brewed Kombucha. Once the Candida is in balance you will need to make it your mission to strengthen your immune system. A strong, healthy immune system will keep lifelong order and balance. One last note is to make sure you do not have parasites. A parasitic environment is perfect for Candida overgrowth. Good luck.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Bill (Philippines) on 08/25/2013

Hi Tinetine... If you want to get rid of your candida you will have to employ more strategies than just a good diet. I think it is very difficult to cure candida by only using a healthy diet. What normally happens is that the diet can certainly sometimes improve your candida symptoms but, when you stop the diet, candida just comes roaring back in full force. This means that your diet has not got rid of your candida because it is able to hide away in biofilms in your body. So using just an anti-candida diet on its own will not cure you and get rid of all the candida from your body.

The reason you are feeling tired sick and tired all the time wth brain fog, lethargy is because of the steady accumulation of candida toxins or mycotoxins that are so characteristic of candida symptoms. Therefore you must neutralize and remove these toxins using molybdenum (or sodium molybdate), selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Milk Thistle.

The strategy I use against candida is geared to be as antagonistic as possible to all its peculiar behaviours and employs:

* Wide-acting Anti-fungals and Antimicrobials
* Anti-biofilm protocols
* Alkalizing
* Essential Detox
* Liver and Kidney Support
* Vitamin and Minerals Support (Immune Support)
* Anti-Candida Diet

A full version of this anti-candida protocol is given here on Earthclinic.

And these tables actually quickly define the wide-acting beneficial effects of this anti-candida protocol.

Another good way to get rid of candida and other biofilms from the gut is to use protease enzymes like nattokinase or lumbrokinase enzymes (or bromealain or papain plant protease enzymes). These enzymes should be taken outside mealtimes and they act to quickly dissolve the candida biofilms in the intestines in order to totally expose candida and all other bacterial pathogens that are hiding in biofilms. Biofilms are made of fibrin and fibrin is a protein which is dissolved and removed using these enzymes. You must also take heavy metal detox at the same time because biofilm destruction always leads to a large release of heavy metals in the gut -- which must be neutralized using chlorella, EDTA or sodium thiosulfate etc. A candida killer(such as lugols iodine or borax) must also be employed to kill the exposed candida and other pathogens that are released when the biofilms are destroyed.

Another all-in-one efficient biofilm remover, candida killer and detoxer is turpentine(distilled gum sap of pine). Turpentine or pine oil is antifungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-mycoplasma and anti-parasitic. it doesn't get much better than that. And, strangely, turpentine does not kill beneficial gut bacteria.

I've been using pine oil or turpentine (Pinus sylvestris) for the last six months and can attest to its bowel cleansing and blood purifying properties. This oil also increases energy, don't know why.

When you initially start using turpentine, start small and go slow. Start with drops and take a week or more to work up to the one teaspoon dosage per day for candida. And if you already have candida -- you certainly will probably get a considerable Herx or die off effect so adjust dosages accordingly and be patient. If you take too much turpentine initially and too quickly, then you will probably get laxative effects. Take one teaspoon a day (consecutively) for no more than 10 days and then stop for 10 days. The maintenance dose for health is to take a teaspoon of turpentine only once or twice a week.I take turpentine in two ways -- one teaspoon of turpentine plus one teaspoon of molasses or raw honey mixed in the mouth with saliva and then chased down with a small amount of water. Take this just before meals so that it will be carried into the intestines with the food. This is a particularly good method for killing candida in the intestines. Or I just take one teaspoon of turpentine with a glass of water on an empty stomach -- where the turpentine gets quickly absorbed directly into the blood from the stomach with this method. This latter method is also better and more effective at curing other diseases outside the intestine and is a great way of purifying the blood.

There is also another option for you. There was also a woman who recently claimed a remarkable improvement from her own serious candida problems on EC -- she just drank pine needle tea three or four times a day which seemed to successfully resolve many of her own serious candida problems. Pine needle tea contains the same oils as pine oil or turpentine. And if you are living in a region with pine trees -- then it's a free cure -- all you need are the fresh pine needles to make the tea. You can also purchase this on the internet. Too make pine needle tea add two tablespoons of washed, chopped pine needles to a teapot of water that has just boiled. Steep for 10 minutes then just drink the tea.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Ed2010 (Canada) on 08/25/2013

Even I read that post regarding pine needle tea, but I could not find now. If EC can help thanks a lot.

Now I see why there are so many Pine Trees in north america or in Canada. Earth has its own balance of diseases and remedies, we just have to seek. In India, Turmeric, Garlic are ready available antibiotic. In African Continent, it can be different.

Also Candida is most prevalent in North America than Asia. Whereas in india ameobic and bacterial infection are more prevalent.

How to Make Pine Needle Tea - video:

Good Health

EC: Misty recently posted the following pine needle tea recipe on our wounds and cuts page...

08/21/2013: Misty from Usa replies: "....I found that pine needle tea is a great remedy and a great tasting tea on ice on a hot day, there are no side affects what-so-ever I go in my back yard and gather any fresh green pine needles, I wash then in a strainer or collander then steam them on the stove for approx. An hour or more, then I run it through the strainer again while the pan is pouring the hot tea into another container such as an old milk bottle, or juice bottle wash good before using any containers. Good luck loving life again. :)"

Dietary Changes
Posted by Anon (Usa) on 08/25/2013

Some years ago I made a strong tea from white cedar leaves and shortly thereafter felt quite faint and hallucinated - I had been laying on my bed reading a book aloud and felt sleepy so I closed my eyes briefly. When I woke up I'd been dreaming of listening to myself reading outloud the book I'd just been reading. So, be careful with your teas and your trees. The other day I found the following:

"Some tree's leaves will kill you. Some plants under stress change chemically and produce either Prussic or Nitric Acid. These acids act on the hemoglobin's ability to make oxygen available for use. In effect you suffocate. Often within minutes. A few years ago in Kentucky some horses ate fallen Maple leaves and died. The trees were in drought stress. Sorghum when it is stressed from cutting is not recommended for animal feed until it reaches a height of at least 18 or 24 inches. Corn plants for silage often react the same way. Both have killed a lot of mammals. Acorns with their tannic acid can make you ill if it's not leached out."


Brewer's Yeast
Posted by Gingermegs (Sydney) on 09/17/2013

Hi, When you says brewers yeast, do you mean the kind that you use to make bread? Or is it dead yeast?

Posted by Rchoppy (Indiana) on 08/17/2013

Not being one who likes to ingest chemicals, my first thought was as to whether or not you have done any research into grapefruit seed extract. It is all natural, and if used properly, is very helpful for any number of things. It can be taken orally or used topically. My wife has used it for yeast infections and cleared them up unbelievably fast. You should be able to find it at any health food store, and it is very potent. A small bottle will last for years, literally. You only use drops, orally or as a spray.

Posted by Andy (Pacific Grove, Ca) on 08/17/2013

Please try virgin cold pressed Coconut Oil. It has Monolaurin in it to eliminate fungal, etc. problems. Very reasonable and is a curative for other health issues.

Posted by Kedmonds (Seattle, Wa) on 10/04/2013

I had good success using Dr. McCombs candida diet. I found taking apple cider vinegar halfway through to be helpful. I also took virgin coconut oil all the way through. I found this study on lufenuron:

Am J Vet Res. 2005 Jun;66(6):1090-3.
Comparison of susceptibility of fungal isolates to lufenuron and nikkomycin Z alone or in combination with itraconazole.
Hector RF, Davidson AP, Johnson SM.

No evidence of inhibition, either by susceptibility testing or direct microscopic examination of treated cells, was obtained with lufenuron under experimental conditions. In contrast, nikkomycin Z, a known inhibitor of fungal chitin synthesis, had potent activity against C immitis when used singly. A synergistic interaction between nikkomycin Z and itraconazole was found against isolates of both species tested.

On the basis of our in vitro data, lufenuron does not appear to possess antifungal properties.

Urine Therapy
Posted by Ruth (US) on 10/07/2014

More toxins yes - but also more antibodies..... I would stick with urine therapy for 2 weeks than switch to something else for another 2 weeks (turmeric, alkalizing, DMSO, H202, borax, etc). It is said that candida gets used to whatever you taking to fight it in about 2 weeks and so do parasites who are also said to cause candida.

Posted by Snowbird (Dublin, Oh) on 03/12/2013
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Cloves for Candida: I have had very good results by adding a lot of ground cloves (spice) to my beverages and foods. While many other things also help candida, (biotic silver, probiotics, etc. ) I haven't seen too much information re cloves, so I thought I would share this. Cloves help to kill any parasite eggs within the body, also making them helpful in this regard as well.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Maggi (Gauteng, South Africa) on 02/14/2013
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CANDIDA with complications/ heart palpitations / sleep apnea: Good day, I have emailed Ted a week ago but have not yet received an answer. I would like to get some feedback from the forum on the Methylene blue causing extreme dizziness and the insomnia / extreme fatigue issue / sleep apnea issue which he has for more than 2 years.

We have identified that Methylene Blue causes the extreme dizziness, but I'm not sure why. Should he stay off from it completely? MB has so many benefits (I'm using it myself) and want to know if he can start using it again at later point in time.

My son has had Candida for 15plus years. He started below remedy about 9 days ago. I believe he has systemic candida. The last 3 yrs he has difficulty sleeping with symptoms of sleep apnea. He hasn't been tested for sleep apnea yet, but he also stops breathing while awake for +/- 20 seconds which is followed by difficulty swallowing and has to drink water.

Extreme chronic fatigue due to lack of sleep, irregular heartbeat / palpitations are current symptoms. He also started to get pains around the heart. After a week on the candida remedy, he is feeling more tired, but of more concerns is that the dizziness and brainfog has increased as well.

He is currently taking:

  • Alkalizing formula: Lemon with BS and BS in the evening before he goes to bed
  • Lugols Iodine : 5% mouth wash 3x per day
  • Cream for Candida rash around mouth : Coconut Oil with Lavender essential oil
  • Borax- 1/8 to 1/4 tspn in one litre water
  • Camelia Sinensis Drops: (Green tea extract) 10-15 drops x 3
  • SOLAL anti-parasite ( 6 capsules per day containing Golden seal root (Hydrastis Canadensis) 400mg, Wormwood (above ground parts) (Artemisia absinthium) 500mg, Pau D'Arco Inner Bark (Taheebo tabebui) 500mg, Black Walnut Hull (Juglans Nigra) 1000mg ) He has been using this for 3 weeks.. There's a week left to complete the course.
  • Methylene Blue 0. 1% 4-6 drops 2x daily
  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium Chelate 450 mg
  • Zinc gluconate
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin B3 nicotinamide 100mg 3x p.d.
  • Milk Thistle with dandelion
  • Molobdenum: He is not using this due to difficulty obtaining in quantities more than 10mcg. It's also combined in general vitamin products.

I would appreciate it if you could review the above remedies he is currently taking and advise if we are on the right track, and if you believe that the symptoms mentioned I.E. Heart palpitations, sleeping problems, etc could be linked to the Candida and proper remedy for sleep problems. I am especially worried about his heart and increased dizziness.

Your valuable insight and advice would be highly appreciated. Greatest gratitude.

Candida Test
Posted by Sweat Pea (Somewhere, Usa) on 11/21/2012

I have been reading so many posts on EC about candida infections that I found it very curious no one has posted the simple spit test to find out if you actually HAVE an overgrowth of candida. My journey into natural cures began about 3 years ago when I was given a book about natural cures that they don't want you to know about. Many of you know the book I'm talking about. I read it cover to cover as suggested in the book itself and my eyes were opened to the deception and brainwashing I have been exposed to for years. Big pharma is not the answer to a huge majority of what we call medical problems. It's mainly the problem to additional problems.

I read about how antibiotics can lead to a full blown candida overgrowth that gradually works its way up your body and even into your lungs causing asthma. Needless to say, a light bulb went on! I realized that all the prescription drugs were NOT HELPING! I knew when I took Albuteral it was making my lungs weaker. Then add Advair and steroids, my health got worse by the week. I did a the candida spit test and it revealed that I had a very bad case of it. That's when I bought a candida detox that is at health food stores and on the internet. After completing it my asthma was gone! Gone! I was breathing free and easy! No more gasping for air in the middle of the night! That was more than 2 years ago.

So this is the spit test - When you get up in the morning you simply spit in a clear glass of water (like an 8 oz glass), as much spit as you can spit into it. The glass should be clear and glass, not plastic. Don't eat or drink anything before the test, it must be the first spit of the day. Then simply wait about 2 minutes and look at the glass. If you see a lot of stringy things hanging down into the glass that indicates a candida overgrowth. My glass was shocking, tons of stuff hanging down. When I tested recently I had nothing hanging down at all. If you want to get rid of candida, first make sure that's what the problem is, it's just so easy! I would be glad to answer any questions anyone has about this. Getting rid of terrible asthma has truly changed my life and I take NO prescription drugs today. NONE! Please try the spit test and post your results, I'd love to hear about it! Thanks!

Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 11/06/2012

Hi Timh... I'm very glad that you're feeling so much better. I quite enjoy reading your insights into your candida problems, not least because I believe that candida is still an unrecognized pandemic in the western world -- so we need all the information we can get to learn about this problem and the most honest way is through individual testamonials from people using alternative medicine.

Modern medicine still has no recognised method for accurately or consistently diagnosing or sufficiently treating systemic candida in the human body and getting rid of it for good. I've already said that doctors are completely infatuated with bacteria and viruses (from the Germ Theory's over-simplistic One germ -->One disease principle). So how do they successfully recognize and deal with multiple associated infections involving candida?

Unfortunately, they still have no cheap or accurate diagnostic procedures or tests that can successfully and accurately identify or treat candida associated problems like leaky gut, Crohn's, IBS, GERD etc that are also frequently found associated with candida. It's also well known from independent research that candida is frequently associated with other dangerous auto-immune diseases like cancer, Hepatitis, Fibromylagia, arthritis etc.

Time and time again here on EC I read about people who have a "mystery illness". They go to the doctor who then runs all the regular blood and urine tests and they are declared healthy -- but the patient still feels awful for some unknown ans undetermined reason. That's because the majority of doctors are solely geared to look for bacteria and viruses rather than fungus in the human body. Another prime example is when a woman goes to the doctor who then diagnoses her problem as uterine candida -- a recognized yeast/fungal disease. The doctor then prescribes antibiotics -- which only kills the associated bacteria -- and perhaps the candida goes away for a while. Then, one or two months later, the uterine candida comes back with a vengeance and the anti-biotics no longer work. Doctors have little understaning of the Antibiotic Syndrome and even less idea of what it takes to recognize and cure the more virulent forms of candida. Don't doctors know that antibiotics actually come from yeast/fungal strains? Don't doctors know that antibiotics ONLY kill bacterai (if your luck is in and the bacteria don't adjust to it) ? I'm completely flumoxed and amazed at the consistent and utter diagnostic stupidity of modern medicine with respect to fungal problems. I'm afraid that, in this respect, One germ --> One disease thinking just doesn't cut it for me.

Nystatin can be useful to clear candida from the gut but it also unfortunately ruins the beneficial microbiota bacteria in the gut as well. Nystatin frequently causes diarrhea and other problems. Nystatin is also very badly absorbed by the gut into the blood -- so would be of little use against the more virulent disseminated systemic candida form. Amphotericin A and Amphotericin B are similar well-used anti-fungals that tend to cause more awful side-effects and, as well, the candida fungus can easily hide or adjust to it like bacteria adjusting to antibiotics.

Both Hydorgen Peroxide and Lugols Iodine act to kill pathogens instantaneously by different methods. HP kills electrically and Iodine instantaneously dissolves the exposed tyrosine and histamine amino acid layers in the cell walls of the pathogen. The sheer speed with which both these substances kill pathogens is the prime determining factor because the pathogen -- whether its bacteria, virus or fungal -- has absolutely no chance of adjusting to it by reproducing a resistant strain.

Candida Test
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 09/19/2012

I have recently stumbled upon a very useful questionnaire and tool that Dr William G Crook -- who wrote The Yeast Connection -- used to more accurately diagnose whether any of his patients had candida or not. With his permission, his questionnaire has been put up on this site:

Time and again on EC I have read posts from desperate people who know perfectly well that there is something very wrong with them. And when they go through all the docotor's tests, the doctors tell them there is nothing wrong with their bodies. Some believe that they might have candida but have no confirmation from doctors. Other's call it a mysterious illness because they don't know what the problem is and ask desperately for some help. Candida is a very dangerous disease due to its robustness and due to its associations with so many other diseases and conditions in the body.

I have said often that modern medical research really doesn't have a good reputation in properly being able to diagnose early or even late stage systemic candida problems.

William Crook's questionnaire is about 4 pages long and works from a point scoring system. Dr Orian Truss also included a questionnaire in his book -- Candida: The Missing Diagnosis. Truss's questionnaire was 11 pages. This just illustrates just how difficult it is to accurately diagnose candida, because it always seems to be associated with a host of other allergic, bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases.

For those who are unsure of their current condition or those who honestly suspect candida, taking the questionnaire should help to give you a clear answer.

Candida Test
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 09/19/2012

I've found the same test for candida(William Crook's Questionnaire) given in my original post at another site. This test is presented in a much clearer format and the point scoring is also automated and much easier to use. See this link:

Candida Comments
Posted by Heather (Leicester) on 07/06/2012

Hi Bill, I meant to say thankyou for this post and all your others. Fascinating thank you and great detail and links.

Candida Comments
Posted by Ben (Wang, Nz) on 05/28/2013

Hi Bill thanks again for all your knowledge... The protocol is going great, doing most on the list... I have just started trying your mix of h2o2, milk of mag and borax. and the jock itch is not liking it... Which is best? just the milk of mag by itself or this other mix you gave me? The second seems to hit it on many more levels...

Also, I have read that milk of mag. is good to swish around in my mouth to cure my oral thrush. Can you please let me know the best protocol to use to cure this symptom... Thanks again...

Another little bonus with alkalising and changing your diet to sugar free, is that you lose weight and have increased energy once you are through the herx effects...

As a long term sufferer of candida I highly recommend Bills protocol.

Candida Comments
Posted by Chris (California ) on 09/08/2021

Hi, I have suffered from candida overgrowth when I became a truck driver. I had a variety of symptoms including skin fungal infections, skin rashes, cutaneous candidiasis, severe bloating, weight gain, blurry vision, hair loss, fatigue, and even some pre diabetic symptoms like blood sugar whiplash.

I quit my job and did a full candida cleanse using natural remedies.

It's been cleared for the most part but I noticed that right before the cleanse, I had a smallish lump on my upper right shoulder. I thought it was a big pimple since I usually have back acne. After the cleanse, most of the acne disappeared but not this thing. A year later, it's still there and now I have 4 more of these strange lumps.

I did a lot of research and learned that they were keloids. I've looked desperately for answers on how to get rid of them. I've used scar creams but nothing. I've heard of ppl using the same anti-candida remedies I've used during my cleanse to get rid of these things with varying success. However, they appear to be very resistant. I strongly suspect they have some relationship of when I had the worst part of my candida since I've almost always had back acne and this never happened before.

I've read that when a candida spore burrows its way in fresh tissue (wounds like acne), it tries to create a colony. However, candida is stealthy as it tricks and avoids your immune system so what your body does instead is envelopes it with your own skin cells to prevent it from spreading .. kind of similar to the mechanics of cancer.

Right now my current theory is that even though I've eliminated the majority of the candida symptoms, there's a possibility that I may still have some hiding deep in tissue and systemically... in the blood.

Does anyone have more information about this and possible treatments??

Candida Comments
Posted by Ali (Harrahan, La) on 06/27/2013

Hi Bill, I am just wondering what protocol you exactly used to treat systemic candida?? I am willing to try it because I am sick of these docs, Thanks.

EC: Hi Ali, please see this page for Bill's Protocol:

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Hadassah (CA) on 06/26/2022

Hi Melissa,

It's been many years since you posted here, but I'd love to know if the diatomaceous earth worked to relieve you of the candida? Do you know if it was in the large or small intestine (the candida, I mean), or was it systemic?

Ginger Tea
Posted by Tina (Houston, Usa) on 03/01/2012
5 out of 5 stars

YES! I successfully cut up a piece of 3-4" ginger root and boil for 20 mins in 2 cups water and allow to cook on slow stove. I had this 3-4 times daily for few days and the nastiest of candida is now gone! Amazing!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Amanda (Cairo) on 11/03/2012

Hi Maryam, Metro supermarket sells American Garden acv. I found a reference to it on this site - its OK even if it is pasteurised. I found baking soda (Arm & Hammer) in the Royal House supermarket (Cairo by Merryland Park). Finding live yoghurt for thrush is a problem but there is something called Reyeb that seems to be probiotic? Maybe you can get the ingredients translated to find out the name of the active bacteria?

Its also possible to get iodine over the counter at the pharmacy (hurrah! You can't in the UK). Also H2O2, though you only need a little. I am trying to track down Milk Thistle (some hope here), and Coconut oil. The health store chain (also has an outlet in the Royal House) has tiny, expensive bottles of coconut oil. Not finding any Borax though, not available in the UK - even for washing clothes - and I have had no luck here either.

Hope you find some of the above helps and you get shot of the candida.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 12/29/2014

It seems that we know the answer now. I asked Bill a similar question about lemon juice, which, I guess, is similar to ACV. Let me quote his answer below:

"Hi Marcin...if you were to drink lemon juice in its raw form then it would have to be neutralized by the pancreatic juices first in the duodenum before it was properly absorbed into the body as citrate (the safer and more alkaline chemical salt form).

So citrate may simply be thought of as the post-digested form of citric acid. The point to take away here is that drinking the raw lemon juice containing the citric acid needs to first be digested and neutralized to citrate form before digestion and absorbtion into the blood. But the bicarbonates stored in the pancreas are also crucial to help maintain the correct alkaline body pH in other parts of the body. So if you take the raw lemon juice then you are effectively wasting the body's bicarbonate stores(which could be used elsewhere in the body to aid other metabolic processes) in the pancreas and reducing them.

So that's why it's far better to take the post-digested form of lemon juice(as citrate) by adding water and sodium bicarbonate(baking soda) to the raw lemon juice and then drinking it this way. This form does not need to be converted to citrate -- it is already in the post-digested citrate form -- and will be easily absorbed into the blood without depleting the crucial bicarbonate stores in the pancreas.

And apart from the above reasons, if you drink raw acidic lemon juice or vinegar then the acids in them will tend to erode and dissolve the enamel on your teeth over the longer term. That's yet another reason why it's better to supplement the more alkaline citrate or post-digested form of lemon juice using sodium bicarbonate.

Regarding your UTI and back problems, these are probably being caused by excess cell and blood acidity caused by the candida and other poisons being released in your body. This acidity can cause damage to the fine filtration network in the kidneys which might be causing your back problems. And if your kidneys are not up scratch then fungal/bacterial infections will get through to infect the bladder causing the UTI problems. That's why its important that you should be taking the lemon in water mixed baking soda -- this will help to alkalize the cells and should help to reduce the pain. Take this outside mealtimes twice a day and also take 1/2 teaspoon baking soda on its own with water at about 9:00 pm before you sleep. Both these protocols will help to make your body more alkaline and should help you. For the back problem you might also want to try using a tablespoon of VCO mixed with about six drops of lavender oil or tea tree oil or clove oil for some immediate relief.

Posted by Denise (Waxahachie, Texas) on 04/19/2012

I would recommend you remove those amalgam fillings asap! They contain mercury. I went so far as to remove my root canaled teeth! All 8. But then I had infections and cavitations. If you read up on them and Weston A Price DDS Foundation, you will find information regarding these types of fillings. Best to you...

Candida Detoxing Symptoms
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 11/24/2011

Hi Lisa... The evidence that iodine is beneficial during pregnancy is quite strong and the historic, demographic evidence should be enough. From research by the Iodine Project:

"The literature search revealed that 60 million mainland Japanese consume a daily average of 13.8 mg of elemental iodine[mainly from kelp and seaweed as food] and they are one of the healthiest nations, based on overall wellbeing and cancer statistics (4). Japanese women do not stop consuming iodine-rich foods during pregnancy, and Japanese fetuses are exposed to maternal peripheral levels of iodide at concentrations of 10-5M to 10-6M. Either the Japanese are mutants, capable of striving on toxic levels of iodine or we have been grossly deceived, and the human body needs at least 100 times the RDA, which was established very recently in 1980 and confirmed in 1989!! " Source:

13.8 mgs is about 2 drops of 5% Lugols Iodine per day which is approx 100 times more than the current RDA for iodine. Further evidence has also confirmed that iodine supplementation by mothers both during and after pregnancy helps the baby's brain and CNS system to develop properly and also helps to reduce cretinism and retardation in the newborn such that there seems to be a direct relationship between the baby's intelligence outcome with a higher IQ and iodine intake. Iodine helps to reduce miscarriages and also reduces complications during pregnancy. After the baby has been born, it is also important that the mother continues taking iodine, because iodine in mother's milk will further help to protect the baby's health against germs, heavy metals and halogens during early stage development as well.

I must also add here that purchasing kelp tablets will not be sufficient to attain the proper dose as recommended above. I recently purchased a so-called good make of European kelp tablets and when I eventually read the label(stupid me!! ), this revealed that each tablet only contained 125 MICROgrams of actual iodine. Therefore I would have had to take 100 of these tablets PER DAY just to satisfy the same maintenance iodine intake as the healthy Japanese. Please understand that I have nothing against Kelp in natural food form, however I do object very much to the ridiculous RDA for Iodine as recommended by the medical regulatory authorities which is so rigidly enforced by the Codex laws in Europe -- and we all know why. This will also apply to American forms of kelp as well.

Finally, I was day-dreaming the other day -- as one does -- and had these thoughts.

Arthritis prevalence across the population in the US is about 22%. The prevalence of arthritis in Israel is 0.35% -- because their drinking water supply contains slightly over 3 ppm of borax.

Heart disease statistics in Finland were horrific until they added magnesium to their drinking water. Now their heart disease figures has gone "Oriental" and are the lowest in Europe.

Chlorine is used in western drinking water supplies. Why not use Iodine instead?

So, if we added proper amounts of borax, magnesium and iodine(not expensive) into our western water supplies --- then in one sweep we would greatly reduce heart disease, arthritis, goiter, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, cancer, infectious and fungal diseases etc and the western populations would immediately become healthier again!!

However and as far as I am aware, common sense has never yet entered into the rather bereft and squalid regions of political thinking and debate -- particularly regarding the important health needs of their ordinary citizens. Politicians only ever seem to think of their sick flock as tax mikcows these days. Or perhaps "Tax Cattle" would be the more appropriate term here.

Just some thoughts...

ACV, Baking Soda, Magnesium, Vit E
Posted by Mike (Savannah) on 03/25/2016

This website is very engaging and it appears to be as comprehensive and as succinct a source of holistic information that I have come across. By now, I'm well acquainted with the condition of candida over growth but one thing that still escapes my comprehension is how the rash can propagate on the skin...Now, I understand that if one has a yeast infection say, in the vagina or elsewhere, they necessarily have a larger problem with their gut flora. Sure but once a rash has been handled and long gone, why does it crop up again, even if so in lesser strength. Naturally, this can be seen a "cleansing" or healing sign but how is it that the yeast get to the skin in the first place? I get that the skin is also a purging organ but wouldn't the dead yeast be inert once they are sweated out? I get a periodic under arm rash and after a two years of keeping candida "under control, " I still can not tell if these rashes are evidence of progress, regression or both...Another question would be regarding candida in the blood. Evidently, this is a very serious condition yet how else would the yeast arrive at the armpit region, for instance, if it originally existed in the intestines? By that notion, shouldn't a skin rash be evidence of a serious condition?

ACV, Baking Soda, Magnesium, Vit E
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 07/17/2017

Candida can travel through the bloodstream, or so I just read. I get a rash under my breast and the healthfood store advised using an ointment with GSE (grapefruit seed extract). The ointment is basically comprised of castor oil.

ACV, Baking Soda, Magnesium, Vit E
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 07/28/2017

Try going gluten-free. The gluten could be causing the rash.

Posted by Soyjim (East Alton, Illinois) on 10/05/2011
5 out of 5 stars

There are probiotics that eat and live on fuguses like candida and yeast. Threelac is one. There maybe others. This stuff costs about a dollar a packet. This is expensive if you use much.

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

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

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

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

I have been drinking this stuff for several years.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Bianka (France) on 09/13/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Hi All, I take apple cider vinegar 4 drops with tsp honey bit of warm water to stir then add cold and knock it back only once a day it has helped my bad back no end but why would anyone want to take their concoctions more than once a day - anything that is taken too much is not good for you.

I also take quarter tsp of Bicarbonate of soda in half a glass of water for my heartburn when it comes on which is about once a week now whereas before I lived on rennies - then the doctor put me on some sort of antacid tablets that had side effects like putting on weight. So I stick to carrying my bicarbonate of soda in an old tablet bottle.

Re CANDIDA - I got rid of mine that I had had for years on and off with the following:

2 -3 half capfuls of Aloe vera (cranberry flavour) juice (this is like a weed killer for yeast) 1 -2 acidophulus tablets (10 million per capsule) as the 4 Billion suggested capsule gave me a temperature. I gave up all sugars, all yeasts incl alcohol except Apple cider vinegar, and gave up mushrooms as suggested in the candida book - this I did (and noted on paper each day my headaches etc) I did this for 3 months suggested and all my ailments went away now I keep aloe vera in the fridge for when I need it (opened it only lasts a month) and always keep taking my acidophulus tablets 1 or 2 a day - they are the good bacteria that is suppossed to be found in Actimal and Yogurts and Yacult except that the later 3 things have sugar in them and make you fat hence contarindications.

I now take Selinium tablets - antioxidents once a day and a squirt of lemon juice also antioxident to ward of colds - I watched a documentary that said that oxygen oxideses our body like rust and therefore we should all be taking antioxidents because of this and the chemicals in the air.

Look after yourselfs and don't overdo your concoctions but personally I would do things over a course of a month or 2 -3 only and if it does not clear up then think again.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Amanda (Boston, Ma) on 10/05/2012
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

Coconut oil also made my tongue turn completely white & I had a terrible taste in my mouth like metal. My tongue was fuzzy - it was horrible! But I also experienced great efffects like weight loss, smoother hair, and much better sleep (I think it was helping my hyperthyroid). I had to go off the coconut oil bc the white tongue - even when I went down to 1/8 of a teaspoon & the taste were intolerable.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Ti (Houston, Usa) on 07/11/2011

I am going through a flush to get rid of candida myself, and am 50% better than I first started.

I eat veggies (nothing starchy), eggs, yogurt and lil bits of cheese. My breakfast is an omlette with different types of veggies and salsa for taste.

Once I omitted fruits and grains and other sugary items, I have been feeling much better but I still have some ways to go.

I also consume lots of raw garlic with food 3 times daily.

And I drink 2 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar in 8oz lukewarm water 3 time daily.

Hope you get better soon!

Candida Comments
Posted by Fiona (Tustin, Ca) on 08/09/2012

I think I got rid of almost all the candida now. I drank lots of colloidal silver 2 or 3 bottles per day for 3 months. It literally melts parasites and candida away. I lost 10 pounds. And I can finally think! As human. I realized that I was possessed. By the way now I make my own silver at home. So easy to make cost a cent maybe :) Just google how to make colloidal silver. And MSM is very good for killing bugs too. Vitamin C and lots of enema to avoid the die off reaction.. The worst nightmare... You guys know what I mean.. Good luck.

Baking Substitutions
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 09/04/2011

There was an article in this past week's Woman's World magazine claiming that if you eliminate wheat and products containing wheat from your diet altogether, that the sugar cravings will stop.

About the brown rice, I just started using Success brown rice that you boil for 10 minutes. It doesn't taste bad at all and I wonder if it would have the same effect? I am not good at chewing my food well, by the way.

Something I recently tried was chopping garlic and letting it sit for 10 minutes to release the allicin and then putting it in steamed veggies with a capful of olive oil. Delicious!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Robyn (Lavaca, Ar) on 01/14/2011
4 out of 5 stars

First off, I would like to thank Earth Clinic!!! You may have saved my marriage! I was at my wits end with my husband. He has been in an ill dispostion for years. He has really bad depression, no concentration (he says his brain just feels foggy all the time), he has gained weight, he is now 330lbs! His depression comes along with a bad temper and extreme mood swings. He has always been like this, since I met him ten years ago but the past 2 years has gotten really bad. Well, I decided to treat him naturally for his depression since I have sucessfully treated myself naturally for different things over the years (haven't been to a docter in probably 15 years aside from The prenatal care and delivery of our 2 kids). I started giving him St. John's Wort, fish oil and a good multi vitamin. It helped slightly but was not enough for me to keep putting up with it. So about 2 days ago I started doing more research and found out about Candida. I have gone through this with my dogs so I was slightly familiar with it. Anyways I found a test to take to see if you have it! My husband definately has it! I think he was born with it! His mom seems to have had the same symptoms most of her adult life. His symptoms are; Chronic Athlete's foot (it's so bad, his feet are covered with probably a good 2 inches of solid callus. ), his armpits are brown with major pimples all over them, itchy anus, itchy ears, itchy and raw belly button, his belly is huge and hard, extreme gas and bloating, extreme appetite, horrible breath and body odor, acne on his rear, recurring jock itch, constant headaches, recurring bronchitis, joint and muscle pain, foggy vision And as mentioned above major mood swings, depression, anger problems... the symptoms can go on forever.

Well he had already agreed to go on a diet to lose weight because I am only 120lbs and it was becoming a real problem for me. It may sound superficial but it is causing real problems for me in the bedroom dept. Because his weight on top of me truly hurts. So I have now eliminated all sugars and refined flours and grains temporally. I plan to reintroduce whole grains after we've gotten the Candida under control. I have also started to give him fresh lemon juice with baking soda, fresh crushed garlic and warm water 3x's a day. Today I am going to get him som VCO and good pro-prebiotics. I really hope all this helps because I truly feel he has this so bad he could die soon from it if not treated immediately. He is only 29 years old and he is just miserable! And so is everyone else who has to live with him!

Anyways I have a few questions. First, should I be treating myself, my children and my animals also? My son, who is 4, Has bumpy, rashy arms, mild asthma, recurring broncitis and Gets thrush about once a year, usually after taking antibiotics, but is quickly cured with nystatin and lots of yogurt. He also had thrush for the first 6 months of his life, which I believe was due to the major iv antibiotics he was put on immediatly after birth (my water broke 2 days before he was delivered, it was a precaution). My daughter who is only 2 years old has mood swings compararable to a menapausal woman. I'm not exaggerating at all about her temperment, it can be unbearable at times. Second, does anyone recommend anything else for my familiy's condition? I must get rid of this monster afflicting us!

Thanks again Earth Clinic! I hope to reply back soon with good news!

ACV, Baking Soda, Magnesium, Vit E
Posted by Becky (Ca) on 10/20/2018 32 posts

To Bill ( Philippines) In the post above you state that you had changed your diet becoming more rice and fruit based. Did you eat fruit while ridding your body of Candida? I have a serious systemic infection with the worst in my ear from a long standing ear fungal infection. When I try fruit I feel like this ear area is pushing into my brain. MANY say we need fruit to clean out our body of acidosis. I am trying to get there but this situation is touchy and go. Diet extremely limited so it hard not to eat meat. Anyway am curious if you ate fruit while detoxing Candida? Thanks!

ACV, Baking Soda, Magnesium, Vit E
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 12/20/2010

Forgot to mention in the foods to avoid -- No Sweeteners allowed -- no aspartame, sucralose, saccharine etc.

ACV, Baking Soda, Magnesium, Vit E
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 12/20/2010

Hi Cindy... No, betaine hydrochloride generates hydrochloric acid which would defeat the whole point of alkalizing if taken at the same time. Take betaine hydrochloride at mealtimes and alkalize outside mealtimes, this is what I do. I always alkalize at least one hour before a meal or two hours after a meal to avoid creating digestion problems.

I've just realized that the above explanation might confuse certain people who are taking baking soda for other reasons than alkalizing. So to clarify -- If you are taking sodium bicarbonate for acid reflux problems then you can use this in two ways. First, you can add a little -- 1/8 to 1/4 tspn baking soda -- to your drinking water at mealtimes to cut down on stomach acidity by reducing excess acidity from food like fruit, coffee etc. Another reason might be to take 1/4 tspn sodium bicarbonate in a half glass of water a half an hour after you have eaten your meal(when the food has all moved into the duodenum), this would help digestion by neutralizing the stomach acid chyme to slightly alkaline for efficient second stage digestion. This would also save the bicarbs in your pancreas which can then be used instead to alkalize the blood

There are many ways to use sodium bicarbonate, and alot of this has to do with timing, which can cause some confusion I think.

ACV, Baking Soda, Magnesium, Vit E
Posted by Whisperingsage (N California) on 12/19/2014 47 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Gee, I always hold the Weston Price studies as a standard for ideal diets (book is now free online with the Gutenburg project), and these very high meat and fat eating healthy cultures never had problems with candida at all.

Also I know a lot of Phillipino people from work and they eat a lot of fish, not a lot of fruit. I enjoy their sharing quite a bit. I got hooked on their little salty whole fish. Eyes and guts and everything. (there's a lot of real vitamin A in those eyes.)

Posted by Self (NY) on 12/10/2010

Ted generally buys B.P. Grade or U.S.P. Grade borax (Sodium tetraborate) from a chemical supplier or you can look in google products for a 100% Sodium tetraborate or borax. If he can't find this, he'll use the one sold in the supermarket laundry aisle (e. G. 20 Mule Team Borax).


Candida Comments
Posted by Brooke (Montgomery, Tx, Usa) on 12/08/2010

When I have had candida in the past, the only thing that helped mine was that I soaked a tampon in Glyco-thymoline and then inserted it into my vagina. I left it for approx an hour and then took it out and then douched with a solution of baking soda. It worked for me and has not returned.

Master Cleanse
Posted by Emi (Sarajevo, Bosnia) on 09/29/2011

No maple syrup!!! According to Ted, when erasing candida, no sweets should be consumed, including syrup!!! So no sugar, honey, white flour, milk products, sweetners, red meat, juice.. To be honest, I am not following it either, I am breastfeeding my ababy and cannot be on chicken and rice all day long.. But I am just saying..

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 Cured (Houston, Tx) on 01/19/2011
4 out of 5 stars

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!

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Randy (Jersey City, Nj) on 11/22/2010

Tommy, make sure you are using DISTILLED water, and not ingesting anything else 3 hours before or 1 hour after. I do my regimen in the morning after not eating for 8 hours at night. Also, make sure you are starting with just one drop in water, and go up from there.

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.

Baking Soda, Lemon Juice, Coconut Oil
Posted by john (london) on 10/18/2021

Hi Anonomous (Everywhere, Usa),

Please, could you please elaborate on the Baking Soda(BS) in lemon juice mixture?

Did you mix the BS in only lemon juice, no water? If so, in how much lemon juice did you mix the 1/4 tsp. BS?

When did you drink the BS+lemon juice mixture in relation to meals? Like did you drink it during meals, or 30 min before meals or right after meals, or 2 hours after meals?

Also, an important detail is the brand of the coconut oil. The one you took obviously worked. Many coconut oils on the market are worthless. So which brand of coconut oil you took?

Thank you very much

Dietary Changes, Omega 3
Posted by John (Seattle, Washington) on 05/13/2010

Smoking pot creates an acid pH, throwing off the acid-alkaline balance in the body. Can lead to kidney or liver cancer. Another excellent reason to quit.

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

Hi Karen...If you have Candida in the mouth then it's very likely you have candida in your intestines as well. I've had Intestinal Candida, and managed to cured it. Here is a past extract of what I used and how I cured it:

"Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Deborah and Cured from Niceville...I had candida three years ago. My symptoms were psoriasis, eczma, BM and toilet only once every 4 days if I was lucky, tired and sluggish all day, severe grogginess and brainfog in the mornings, jock itch(tinea cruris) and overweight. I also regularly caught colds, flu etc many times a year on a regular basis.

This is what I took to cure candida:

* Ted's alkalizing remedies using either whole squeezed lemon/lime or 2 tbspns ACV plus 1/2 tspn baking soda(Arm & Hammer brand) two or three times a day. This is Ted's Alkalizing Remedy and this is THE NUMBER ONE CURE for Candida in my book.

* One tablespoons of virgin coconut oil stirred into my coffee at least 3 times a day.

* Blackstrap molasses in my coffee, no refined sugar or aspartame sweetener allowed in my diet.

When I started this remedy at the beginning, I got fairly severe flu-like symptoms -- it almost seemed as if the remedy was making me worse. But this die off or Herxheimer Effect always happens when you get the fungal toxins in your blood from the microbes and fungus, so think of it as a good sign.

Your liver and kidneys are overworked initially, until your immune system can get on top of it. After this die-off it was easy. All my skin problems just disappeared slowly (except the jock itch -- but that's another story) and I haven't had a cold or flu in 2 years.

Mind you, it took me a full year to completely get rid of my candida. And even though I'm clear of candida now, and since it is very difficult to eat non-acidic foods these days, I still always alkalize and take coconut oil a couple of times a week as a preventative even now (plus supplementing borax, magnesium, natural sea salt etc as recommended by Ted on this site).

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 Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 06/25/2010

Hi Labes... Much thanks for your reply. You probably know the protocol that I followed to get rid of my own candida and regarding your questions about alkalizing -- here is a link to a comment stream where I describe why alkaline bicarbonates are good for you:
Alkalinity and Sodium Bicarbonate

Here is a link to a comment stream where, in several detailed comments, I completely describe what protocols, herbs and supplements I used to rid myself of candida:
Candida Protocol

When I used this protocol I did not know what I know now -- 3 or 4 years later. My remedy took a whole year to get rid of my candida, but Ted has said that you can get rid of it in for months.

Here is the protocol I would use now:

To Improve your Body Terrain

*Take Ted's Lime/Lemon alkalizing remedies at least 2 times a day as recommended. These alkalizing remedies create the worst possible environment for the candida while simultaneously creating a healthy body terrain. Also take the BS with water remedy on it's own one hour before bed - this will help you get a good nights sleep. If you have problems with this, then use Ted's Carbicarb remedy -- this is more balanced and incorporates potassium to balance any sodium issues. Potassium citrate can be taken to more directly aid intracellular alkalization. See this link and read Ted's description.

*Take at least 2 tablespoons of VCO per day to help constipation and intestinal issues. VCO contains mainly medium chain saturated acids, very protective for the intestines, liver and blood. Contains lauric acid, caproic acid, caprylic acid and myristic acid -- these act as anti-microbials helping to destroy the candida as well as protecting the intestines from any further external microbial invasion. See this link. I don't use vegetable oils anymore, I cook only with VCO now.

*Take herb supplements like Milk Thistle or Dandelion because the candida die-off will create a big strain on both your immune system and the liver which will have to clear the dead candida debris and toxins from your blood. Think of this as taking out the candida trash. This die-off will give you flu-like or liverish symptoms and perhaps some diarrhea. Accept this and work your way through it as it should disappear once your body gains control again.

*Detox and get rid of heavy metals from your body. Due to diet and if you've taken medicinal drugs for any length of time you will have an accumulation of heavy metals. To get rid of this just drink green tea 2 or 3 times a day and eat Cilantro 3 times a week in salads. You can also use Sodium Thiosulphate to get rid of heavy metals, arsenic, cyanide and chlorine. These will get rid of heavy metals over time. Heavy metals create an ideal acidic environment for candida as well as for nanobacteria. Se this link for more details on ST.

Remedies that Directly Attack the Candida

*Drink 1/4 teaspoon of borax in a litre of water throughout the day. Take this for 4 days on then rest for 3 days. So, 4 days on, 3 days off with the Borax. Borax is the ultimate anti-fungal, also good for bones and helps to balance the hormones as well as leeches out the fluoride from your body. Borax affects your male hormones or androgens in a viagra-like manner, which is why you must rest for 3 days -- to avoid gland over-stimulation. Read about Borax here.

*Methylene Blue(MB). You can buy this at any aquatics or fish supply store. Used to get rid of fungal and bacterial infections on fish. Also used throughout the last century as a successful anti-malarial. Taking MB on its own will turn your urine green and the whites of your eyes blue, but if you take at least 1000 mgs Vitamin C with the MB, these side-effects will not occur. Dosage: Two drops of a 0.1% solution of MB in a full glass of water once or twice a day. Do not take MB after 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon - it gives you alot of energy so you will not be able to sleep !!(I learned this the hard way...LOL) MB is a deep acting anti-fungal that is able to penetrate the blood/brain and blood/bone barriers of the body. MB is also a marvelous mitochondrial super anti-oxidant for your brain -- gives you lots of energy. Read about MB here.

*Supplementing with at least 12.5 mgs of 5% lugols iodine per day -- two drops a day in a glass of water. You know the story of Dr Orian Truss, candida and lugol's iodine. Iodine will also help to balance your hormones and is also able to remove dangerous halogens like fluorine and bromine from your body.

*Hydrogen peroxide(food grade) I just use a capful of 3% HP in one litre of water a day when I need it. Sometimes I splash 3% HP all over my body, this kills everything bad topically as well as being absorbed quite well transdermally into my body by this method. Very potent against all forms of bacteria, viruses and fungus. See this link for more on HP.

Additional and Useful Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

Vitamin C - Taken in the more alkaline form of Sodium Ascorbate -- at least 1000 mgs twice a day. Vit C is an anti-oxidant and also chelates heavy metals as well.

Magnesium -- Taken as Mag Chloride, Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate. Dosage: 250 mgs twice a day. Magnesium is involved in over 300 major enzyme body processes and also gets rid of any staph or strep bacteria quite well. Magnesium Chloride is the best form of magnesium in my opinion. See this link.

*Natural Sea Salt or Fulvic/Humic Acid. Both of these will act in the same way as absorption synergists as well as help create a healthy intestine and help to supply other much needed minerals to your body.


Avoid the following: all sugar and sugar foods, dairy, vegetable oils, aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, soft drinks, junk foods, fried foods, baked goods containing white flour, red meat. Your diet should contain low amounts of white meat like chicken, turkey and fish with high amounts of vegetables. Rice is OK.

There are other methods of helping to get rid of candida, but I've taken a blanket approach -- I always assume that other problems caused by other resident bacteria, viruses etc will arise because of candida and these also need to be addressed and so this is incorporated into the above protocol.

Ted from Bangkok will have many more remedies up his sleeve that will work -- such as BHT (Butylated Hydroxy Toluene) and Azoxystrobin (fungicide), but these remedies are hard to obtain and I've never used them so I can't really comment. But I have used(and still using) all the above recommended remedies and I haven't been ill -- no colds, flu or any other problem -- for well over 3 years and I'm over 60 y o now. I've tried to keep the candida remedy relatively simple yet potent. See this link for more descriptions from Ted on Candida.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Diane (Berkeley, Ca) on 08/07/2010

Baking soda is not made from, nor does it contain, corn products. You are probably thunking of baking powder, which is a mixture of baking soda, cream of tartar and a neutral starch such as corn starch. You may be able to find some gluten-free baking powders made with potato starch to use in baking. As far as any remedies though baking soda has no corn in it.

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 Lou (Tyler) on 09/04/2016

Maybe I wasn't clear. I wasn't saying boric acid is Borax; I was telling them to use Borax and not to use boric acid.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Eve (Sydney) on 12/26/2015

Just wondering Diane, if baking soda might also be called Bicarbonite Soda? Maybe this is its name in Australia???

Candida Comments
Posted by Eh (Atlanta, Ga) on 09/17/2009

Candida Treatment: I had tried several things also, but the thing that worked for me was Grapefruit Seed Extract (sometimes referred to as GSE), and a very good (refrigerated) Pro-biotic. I can't mention the brand name here, but it has 3 different types of healthy bacteria in it -- it is awesome. I took the GSE 3x daily - 10 drops in an empty gelcap (can buy at most health food stores) or you can put it in a glass of water, but it's hard to swallow - very bitter. Make SURE you drink a full glass of water with the gelcap -- it can hurt your stomach if you do not. And, I took the pro-biotic 2x daily at first -- then once daily after for maybe 2 months. Also, make sure to wait at least 2-3 hrs to take your probiotic -- you don't want the GSE to kill the good bacteria! Even after I started to feel totally better, I continued the GSE 1 or 2x daily for months.. just to be sure. THere are many, many benefits to the GSE also (do a search on the web for it -- it's also very inexpensive for all the benefits it does ) And... NO, I do not sell the GSE :-) I'm just a believer! (If your candida is vaginal, you can also douche with it -- the bottle has instructions) I have heard people say that Collodial Silver does a great job also, but it's more expensive, so I just used the GSE. It is a great natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. I've gotten a couple of extra bottle in case anyone in my family contact swine flu. Hope this helps!

Candida Comments
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 03/26/2010

Hi everyone, It seems that candida plagues an awful lot of people and really can wreak havoc in their bodies and lives. I would like to bring to everyone's attention a woman named Donna Gates who offers so much information in restoring the body's ecological balance. She has her own website and offers lots of free info. You can also watch her on youtube making fermented veggies which she says can really help the body find its balance. I discovered her not that long ago and find her work extremely valuable and have incorporated fermented foods/drinks into my diet. She has her own method of eating called Body Ecology and also a book but you can just learn a lot if that is too expensive for you and start incorporating her ideas.

She also reminds us that now is the natural time in nature, of which we are a part of, to cleanse the body from all that we have stored up during the dormant months of winter. Our bodies are actually primed for this process in the spring but we have lost a connection to this as we have been increasingly separated from the natural rhythms of life. She suggests eliminating oils and fats right now, animal protein, or at least stepping back from it dramatically right now, adding in lots of greens to lighten our bodies, adding lemon or sour/bitter to our diets to help cleanse the liver which naturally wants to detoxify during the spring and prepare for the hot months of summer. By doing this now, we unload the toxins from our bodies that otherwise will continue to accumulate if this process is not done thereby, leading to all the various "diseases" that are plaguing people these days. The diet is very inclusive, meaning it can appeal to vegetarians, vegans, meat eaters, etc. She acknowledges that everyone is unique and has different needs. Hope you check this out- it is invaluable info!

Oh, and Rob from Manhattan, she talks a lot about the unbelievable benefits of natto! So amazing that I'm going to find some!

To our health, Lisa

General Feedback
Posted by Terry (Qulin, Mo) on 08/08/2010

To control candida you must change your body terrain as Ted says. First raise ph also candida is one of the bodies defense against mercury so you must detox yourself of mercury or have problems from mercury release when you kill the candida. Use untreated diatomaceous earth baked in a starch product like corn bread. Dt earth removes the coating on all parasites including candida use 1 tbs per pan mixed in to ingredients. Also use enteric coated oregano oil to kill in colon. Also use cellulase enzyme to eat candida coating then detox.

Candida Comments
Posted by Terry (Qulin, Mo) on 08/11/2010

The reason you use a starch or sugar product with the diatomaceous earth is that is what the candida like to eat they come in contact with dt earth and die. The problem with many treatments such as drug or garlic and other herbs the candida are able to mutate and after a short time they become ineffective how ever this is not the case with dt earth or the cellulase enzymes that destroy candida's cell walls. Dt earth is very safe. You can also put in capsules and take with food. Or eat 3 2x2 pieces of bread a day and freeze the rest.

Candida Comments
Posted by Terry (Qulin, Missouri) on 08/14/2010

I found this by searching for treatments for candida put diatomateous earth and candida in search engine. I have used di earth for years as a parasite cleanse for my champion german shepherds I raised. I also used it to protect my grain from wevils for my chickens and used it in my garden. When I read about it on the internet, I thought of course this would work and used it myself and it did the job very fast and I still take it monthly for one week. I take it in capsules with my meals for all parasites.

Do not use di earth treated for swimming pools, anything else is fine. Also, I took a enzyme at night to get in my blood stream called cellulase, it digests the outer wall also. I would give you the name but this web site frowns up on that. Di earth is poorly absorbed so it mainly treats your digestive track but that is the main breeding and feeding ground for candida.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 03/18/2010

Hi Maria...In answer to your questions:

1. How much lime/lemon juice and baking soda is you use?

Use 1/2 tspn Baking soda dissolved in the juice of one lemon or lime. Just slowly add the BS to the lemon/lime juice in 1/2 glass of water until it stops fizzing(Do not worry if you use a little more or less than 1/2 tspn BS). Take this at least 2 times a day -- at least one hour before or two hours after meals. Never take this remedy with meals. Take this 5 times a week with 2 days rest every week.

2. Milk Thistle - is this in a form of tea or powder. How much and how frequently do you use it?

I took Milk Thistle powder in capsule form -- Two 1500 mg capsules per day. Do not buy the tablets, buy the capsule form containing powder. I took this every day in order to help my liver cope with the Herx reaction or fungal die-off.

Kelp tablets - not sure I need it or do I?

Kelp contains minerals, but I took it mainly for the iodine to support my immune system. It is always a good idea to support your immune system as much as possible. You can also use iodine foot-painting (transdermal absorbtion) as well as described here if you like:

I use iodine painting now. For this you can use lugol's iodine or just ordinary iodine tincture or even Betadine.

Ted advises the best way to get rid of oral thrush here:

Although I've never used the ACV plus hydrogen peroxide(H2O2) combo, I have used these two separately for different reasons and they are both powerful anti-fungals. I also agree wholeheartedly with all his other advice.

Urine Therapy
Posted by Betty (Gainesville, Ga) on 07/14/2011

I don't think so :( I've tried many things on this site and feel that I am open-minded, but that is a little much. I have recommended this site to many of my friends and family, but after reading this bizarre post, I will stop never do that again. It also makes me re-think some of the other "cures" I have read about here on this site -- if anyone can just post anything, no matter how weird or disgusting. There MUST be SOME kind of filter by whomever runs this webpage so that you are not viewed as totally crazy and bizarre, and then the GOOD things that are recommended are overlooked because of things like this one. But, "to each his own", I suppose.

Urine Therapy
Posted by :o) (Atlanta, Ga) on 07/15/2011

Hmmm. drinking urine or having the constant aroma of the gainesville chicken plants... Decisions drive me nuts! Research before reactions please!

Urine Therapy
Posted by Carolyn (Abilene, Texas) on 07/15/2011

I don't subscribe to this practice myself, but apparently NASA does. NASA has used a urine recycler since 2008. This was in a headline on July 11th this year: The crew of Atlantis, the final mission of the US space shuttle program, are testing a urine recycling system developed by NASA that is capable of turning astronauts' pee into a tasty sports drink.

You can find the articles by searching Google. It's pretty interesting.

Urine Therapy
Posted by Pepper (Naperville, Illinois / Usa) on 07/16/2011

Betty - Even though I would never consume my own urine, it is my belief that if this therapy helps people I have no right to criticize their choice. By the way, the main ingredient of the estrogen replacement thereapy drug Premarin is urine, hence the name Premarin comes from PREgnant MARes uRINe. That has never been a secret. Also, urea (derived from urine) is often listed as an ingredient in cosmetics.

Please don't criticize a wonderful website because you find one therapy disgusting. Many people have been helped with advice from all over the world for their various ailments.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Gale (Niagara Falls) on 08/08/2018

What you are experiencing is a detox/die-off will improve over time.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tamra Klosowski (Falcon, Colorado) on 02/23/2009

I'm a little confused, does AVC contribute to candida or cause it? I don't seem to have any (obvious) negitive reations but after reading something on your website I started to wonder. I do deal with candida and I am doing what I know to get it under control. The last thing I want to do is make it worse. As I'm sure you know it can be a little bit of a challenge to figure out where the real reason for not feeling good is coming from. I like simple. Thats why I like AVC (and garlic) I believe AVC has kept my health. Again I understand that candida recks havoc on any ones system. Thank you for the imput. Tamra

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 09/04/2011

That also happened in a suburb of Chicago due to a dry cleaner leaching perchlorate into the water supply.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn) on 08/01/2015

HI U PJ, , , , , , , , , this is my second attempt to address your post.

First, candida is a tough problem to deal with. If you don't have jack then you have to go with Bill's program. But if you do have jack, like say $4600, then you can buy you a plasma GB 4000 Rife Machine and treat every known ailment. That is the way I rid my self of Candida. I am still working on my blood cancer using this and other protocols.

As far as poison ivy is concerned, stay away. Or do as a couple told us about in my chelation sessions. Chew on young tender leaves of poison ivy. They did this and are no longer affected by poison ivy. It's the homeopathic way. Just take enough that your system builds up a resistance to the plant.

I really don't know why or how you equate candida and poison ivy , but I am not in your shoes. I wish I had the answer, but I don't.

You are right about your MD's. They have no appreciation for candida and have no clue how to rid you of this critter.

I wish you well.


Reader Theories
Posted by Evie (Bristol, UK) on 11/19/2008

Hi all. Really interesting and helpful comments from everyone, thanks.

I have been struggling with a candida problem for about 6 years now. Sometimes I think I have it cured, but then get a relapse every now and then even though I maintain a fairly strict diet. I have had some successful with quite a few of the things evry mentions, caprylic acid, oregano, GSE, probiotics etc.

I am just undergoing a bad relapse but dont know why. However there are two things that I am still confused about even after masses of research and reading over the last 6 years, and I would love to know what others think.

1. Most antifungals are also antibacterial. People with Candida are trying to kill off fungus and encourage good bacteria, and are usually taking antifungals and probiotics at the same time. But I am wondering how this can work? Surely by taking antifungals which are also antibacterial the good bacteria are going to be killed off as well? And we are therefore wasting our money buying expensive probiotics that are just not going to survive? The anti bacterial antifungals cannot discriminate between pathogenic bacteria that need to be killed off and the good friendly bacteria that we desperately need to be healthy.

2. Am I right in saying that candida needs an acidic encironment in which to flourish (ie less than pH7)? So we are all trying to alkalise our bodies. However, I have an outbreak of vaginal thrush currently and most people seem to reccomend curing it by applying an acid of one sort or another ie apple cider vinegar or similar. But how can applying an acid kill off the candida if it prefers acidity? I am confused! I was also told by several 'experts' when I first became ill to avoid all vinegars because these feed yeast / candida, but perhaps this is incorrect?

If anyone can clarify / answer these points I would be most grateful!

Reader Theories
Posted by VeganGypsie (San Francisco, CA) on 06/19/2009

i think that ACV makes you more alkaline when digested because of how you process it, even though it is an acid. I have also heard about applying ACV vaginally for a yeast infection and it didn't work for me. sticking some whole peeled cloves of garlic up there did seem to do something :)

Garlic, Dandelion, Turmeric, Cayenne
Posted by Kathy (Ozark, MO) on 08/08/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Hello, Because of this wonderful site, I used many of the remedies and my candida is in check. I swallow a half of teaspoon of minced garlic twice a day plus I take 3- 00 capsule of dandelion (which I harvested in fields and dried myself then I grinned them in a coffee grinneder and fill the 00 capsules). I also take 00 capsule of turmeric and cayenne pepper daily.

Thank you all for the wonderful imputs. :)