Dietary Changes, Omega 3
For cures, i strongly recommend both quitting smoking and balancing the omega 3 to omega 6 ratio, especially in regards to curing candida. Candida thrives in a low oxygen system, and i realized this meant smoking after a year of trying everything on this site to no avail. i quit smoking weed and my symptoms stopped very quickly. after that, i still wasn't myself, and balancing my omegas 3 and 6 to becoming a 1:1 ratio brought me back to my old self. i have a theory that weed becomes far more desirable when one has candida, as after it has gone away, i can resist cravings alot easier, but this is the same for everything regarding candida that happens to help it flourish. the omega thing i was very surprised not to find on this site, but i found that when i was researching peanuts/mold/carcinogens and i read another reason why peanuts were bad were because of their high level of omega 6. that lead me to find out that having the "normal" american balance of 20:1 omega6: omega3 is linked to.... SURPRISE! all the symptoms of candida. anyway, just a thought. i will write a report on your site of my experience as soon as summer comes into full swing and i have time. obviously the state of this email dictates that i don't have it, but please if you can add these sections so i can be the first to add my experience. if i helped one person through the struggles i went through, it would give me comfort for the other couple billion too wrapped up in their own world and or symptoms to realize that they could be better off.
ps. I am going to college at uc merced in california, and it is a very terrible situation here. this is major farmland, and student after student i have talked to has agreed that their freshman year here was medically the most miserable year of their lives. i believe this is because of the pesticides, factories, and sudden breakfast/lunch/dinner fast food plan every student is forced into by the university. there is something called the "freshman fifty" which dictates that some freshman have gained up to fifty pounds their first year on campus. my generation is really headed into dark times if the medical industry doesn't fix itself soon. i personally want to devote my life to that change (my dads a doctor and have witnessed the effect of capitol ism on the medical industry my whole life to much disgust even before celiac disease, candida, mcs, adhd cfs and so on struck in my late teens) but i have no idea what direction to take career wise as i would rather be a part of the big change than just being a practitioner helping with individual cases.
anyway, without this site my life today and possibly years in the future would be intolerable. i would go so far as to say that you guys saved my life, for a life with all these terrible things is not much of a life at all. thank you!
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.
(Thousand Oaks, Ca)
Hi Kenzie, Just wanted to say congratulations on taking your health back! And for seeing through the medical world for what it is today. I agree about the "dark times" of the medical industry but also the factory farming, processed food industry that feeds the people lies as well as about what they "need". Still, I have hope- I see more and more people waking up to the lies they've been fed and a desire to find answers.
Onto more positive notes, have you heard of David Wolfe? His parents were both mds and he saw the same thing. He is at the forefront of the alternative health movement, raw food movement, superfoods, etc. He orchestrates The Longevity Conference which took place a couple of months ago in Long Beach, CA and another which is scheduled here again in LA for Sept 2010. I have learned so much from amazing people that I have learned from him and that have turned my life around. You can hear him speaking on youtube at all sorts of events, on his own in interviews and in conjunction with others at the front of this healing movement. I am telling you all this because it may spark in you which way you would want to take your career that would make a real difference in educating the people about their health and truly healing rather than just using pharmaceuticals to cover up symptoms and duping the people. You will discover some amazing people through watching him.
I hope this helps. Peace to you, Lisa
I want to take interfase plus for candida biofilms however I have severe gastritis so I want to know if it can be taken with honey water . Taking interfase plus with honey water will decrease it's efficacy?
I followed an essential oil protocol which totally vaporized the candida in my system in 4 months.
There were several things of note as I did the protocol: I felt much better in about 3 weeks, then worse, then it seemed like the fungus was gone - but it wasn't - and that's exactly when you need to stay on the protocol for at least 6 weeks-2 months more. What happens is that the candida goes into "hiding" as it tries not to be eradicated. It will hide anywhere it can in the body, but if you keep going you will out it. Then, you will start to see more elimination/detox happening as the candida tries to fight the death grip happening to it. For me, I was in the throes of the nastiness for about one month. Finally, the internal nastiness was over and then my skin showed signs of candida. This was the final stage for me. It was as though it was coming all the way out and when it got to the skin layer it was near its end.
While I did the candida protocol I also was attacking other bacteria and parasites with different oils. I was clear and clean from these things all told within 6 months. At that point I then proceeded with chemical/metal detoxing and it was a relative breeze.
Some of the oils: lemon, orange internally. Bay leaf for circulation (on my feet and legs), wormwood oil, myhrr and clove, and oregano all on the balls of my feet. Layer the oils onto your feet one at a time - do not pre-mix them.
Hi I just went to get my blood checked and she said I had a lot of yeast. I wanted to know if I like fast on nothing but water (bottled) will that kill the yeast. I want to do five days but I think i'm willing to try to go longer.When she first examined the single drop of blood she said I have poor digestion which I do. She also said my antioxidant levels were low and that I had quite a bit of uric acid. She recommend a good multi, digestive enzymes, reservatrol, and a fungal cleanse. She also said my blood was acidic. I guess I just want some help with the fasting (my idea)and the supplements. Can I use supplements while fasting?? I would also like to oil pull, is this okay??
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
Hi Travis, Bravo to you for wanting to do something about your condition! You certainly can fast on water but you might want to consider doing a green juice fast. That will help facilitate the alkalinizing of your body which will in turn help to rid your body of the candida. Personally, I wouldn't take supplements while fasting and as far as enzymes go, if you're fasting with green juices you will get lots of enzymes! You will nourish your body with loads of antioxidants as well. And have all the deliciousness of green veggies. If you're unsure of how to make green juices there are several sites online that offer combinations. Just google green juices and you'll find them. We just do our own combinations. Remember too, you can throw some garlic in there as it is one of the most powerful antibiotic, antifungal there is. It has been found to be significantly powerful in ridding the body of candida.
I want to also let you know that you can have strong symptoms as you cleanse because of the die-off. They can be flu-like symptoms. If it gets too uncomfortable, consider going slower.
I too had poor digestion before I started juicing on a daily basis but that righted me and I continue because I have seen such immense benefits. Also, consider adding in cultured veggies which you can get at a health food store. Whole Foods carries them in the refrigerated section where the pickles are. These can help restore the good flora in your gut that will help rebalance your body. If you do these two things, you will not need a store bought fungal cleanse which can be quite expensive and really have a lot of marketing around them.
When you end your fast, work to change your eating habits so that you will feel better and remain healthy. I hope this info helps you to get started. Take care, Lisa
Thanks so much Lisa for responding!! I am looking for a good cheap juicer now. It is very very hard to eat with candida, everything has sugar in it.This is the hardest thing I think I've ever done. I dont feel better after the fasting I must admit, maybe the juicing will be better. Any more suggestions???
Having read many of the posts on Candida remedies I have not seen one that mentions the fact that Candida is often associated with, or perhaps even causes, leaky gut syndrome and delayed food allergies. If a person has not been having success with treatment, it is a strong possibility that they may also need to find out what foods they are sensitive to(a delayed sensitivity that may not show symptoms for a day or even longer after the food is eaten). The most common food culprits are dairy, gluten (mostly wheat and flour products), eggs, nuts, and possibly other high protein foods such as beef. By eliminating all of these for 4 days a person may find they are feeling much better. Even if the candida is being dealt with, the symptoms from the allergies, which are many of the same symptoms as candida, will not go away unless the reactive foods are eliminated, too. After the leaky gut has time to heal these foods can usually be gradually returned to the diet.
There is a lot of information on food allergy and leaky gut online, so if you think this may apply to you I would encourage you to read up on it. ELISA testing is another way to diagnose food allergies but some labs are better than others. In some areas you can have a kit mailed to you to take a spot blood sample and mail it in for the testing. However, often the culprits are high protein foods so a 4 day elimination of all high protein foods, including gluten, will be helpful for many people. It usually only takes 4 days for symptoms to clear as long as all of the reactive foods are eliminated. The foods a person is having trouble with are usually foods they eat frequently. We discovered that our omega 3 supplement had egg yolk in it, so you have to check everything you put in your mouth!
I suffered from severe systemic candida albicans for a long time. I visited several naturopaths & tried remedy after remedy. I followed the (VERY) strict diet, & lost almost 30 lbs in 1 1/2 months (which left me at 93 lbs! ) I have a large box of all the different stuff that I have tried that didn't work. I ended up getting a really bad cold & flu after about 7 months on the diet which worked unless I dared take a bite of anything I wasn't supposed to eat. Because I was so sick, I went off all the herbal suplements I was on & started taking garlic (1 clove cut up into little pieces & swallowed), 3 - 4 times per day to stop the terrible cough I had. After about a week, I was starting to feel a little better & was making a pizza for my family & couldn't resist taking a small bite of cheese & sauce (which should have produced itchy reaction within 5 minutes or less). NOTHING! I couldn't believe it! So I had a bite of the pizza including the crust (flour guaranteed a reaction! ) STILL NOTHING! NO REACTION! I ate the whole (small) pizza! NO REACTION!!! After that I went nuts! I ate everything, & if I felt any kind of reaction starting (usually just with very sugary foods), I just take a clove of garlic & within minutes I'm fine!
Update: I was really going overboard on the desserts & started having symptoms coming back, so I have to be reasonable with the sugar intake & I'm also taking a very good probiotic (70,000 billion) (I take 2) which works by far the best of the MANY that I tried) (140 billion) per day which definately helps, as I now eat almost everything!
Hi I've been diagnosed by a naturopath at last to be suffering from candida n I'm now on her products quite expensive, u mentioned probiotics 70 billion. I'm using 30 billion, is it possible to know what product are u using n where n how u got it?also earlier whenever I would've raw garlic, the tips of my fingers would start burning, so I stopped taking it, could u pls give more details of your complete regimen of medication to cure candida. thanks n rgrds
(New York, NY)
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.
Garlic and GSE
Wow- what an info-packed webpage! I was beginning to get 2x yearly sinus infections, then read the MAYO Clinic report & made the candida connection. I have acne for years - was geting worse till I saw a site w. info on B5 for acne (clearskin.net, etc) - B5 heped my acne... but I always wondered about having candida (horreur). Most recently, I could not hear well for about 2 wks - started 600-900mg garlic 3x a dy & got sick form obvious "die-off" ugh. Still had bad hearing, so bought grapefruit seed extract - helped immediately. I dread going to see my ENT this week, I'm sure he won't know a damn thing about the Mayo/fungus news (how much are these guys paid???!!!) I've just placed anorder for CANDEX, have not rec'd it yet...I keep seeing THREELAC prodcut advertised on the web,was not sure about it.. THANKS for the wealth of Knowledge & Experience you share here.. GOOD LUCK!
Garlic, Dandelion, Turmeric, Cayenne
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. :)
Hi Angie, I dry my dandelion with a convention oven. You can use an oven, just make sure they don't burn to a crip and they stay green. Make sure the dandelion has not been sprayed. I dry the whole plant with flower, seeds and root if I can get enough root when I pull. I am growing my own dandelions with some of the seeds I have harvested.
I hope this helps you, Angie.
Love and Blessings,
For Bill Thompson: My son is doing Dr Hulda Clark's Herbal Parasite Cleanse, using black walnut hulls, wormwood and cloves. My question is, can he do this cleanse at the same time as doing the program for Candida outlined in your book, Candida, Killing so sweetly.
We are just on day 6 of the parasite cleanse but have not yet implemented your program. We have spoken previously, my son Eric has had Psoriasis for the past 3 years.
Your comments are appreciated.
Resistant Human pathogenic candida - new strain.. The following abstract was obtained from Pubmed.com. Are they possibly talking about the candida related to morgellons?
Mol Microbiol. 2005 Dec;58(5):1288-302.
Candida albicans MTLalpha tup1Delta mutants can reversibly switch to mating-competent, filamentous growth forms.
In a study on this same site, essential oils Dill and Geranium were successful in fighting all species of candida better than antifungals on the market.
There is a very persistent myth that Candida albicans cannot survive a high (alkaline) pH. The fact is that C. albicans can survive very acid to extremely alkaline pH. The primary difference is the form it takes on dependent on the pH. At a low (acidic) pH C. albicans remains in a less pathogenic yeast form, and its growth is inhibited. When C. albicans is exposed to a high (alkaline) pH it promotes the formation of its hyphal growth. This hyphal growth allows C. albicans to not only become pathogenic, but also to allow it to invade deep in to tissues and to promote organ damage. This hyphal growth is inhibited at an acidic pH of 4 or below reducing tissue invasion and damage.
See multiple scientific references here:
This is so true. I am a case in point as my urine PH is very alkaline and I have been struggling to get my PH to 6.4. I have found that the Candida is also extremely difficult to get rid of. I have been following Killing so Sweetly protocol and have had to be very aggressive with the Turpentine protocol and have been using all of the suggestions (excluding the alkalizing recommendations). I'm also doing 2 to 3 times daily water enemas and 1 coffee enema. Tons of Candida is coming out with the water enemas.
Even this protocol assumes that you will have an acid PH. I have seen slow improvements but the Candida still is persistent after 6 weeks.
(San Fernando, Philippines)
Hi Sgarsena...You should try and achieve a pH of between 6.4 and 6.8 for both urine and saliva. A pH of 7 is also acceptable for both your urine and saliva.
Currently I've been working with an autism group and we have recently discovered some important information. All children with ASD problems seem to suffer from both serious candida and parasite problems which are hard to cure. So this information also applies to people with serious candida issues and other gut diseases as well.
Recently there was a parent of an autistic child who gave the normal child's turpentine dose together with a much stronger dose of castor oil and his results were quite remarkable. His child also excreted a much larger discharge of parasites and candida biofilms than normal and, strangely, no Herx or detox side-effects occurred. His child behaved normally throughout this protocol.
Normally, after taking the turps or MMS protocols (or any candida-kill or parasite-kill protocol) to kill the pathogens and parasites, the ASD child always behaves strangely -- aggressive, drunken or OCD behaviours are always usually apparent due to the presence of excess toxic poisons and heavy metals being released in the gut which enter the blood and affect the brain. But this didn't happen with his child. So this was a breakthrough.
To understand why the castor oil worked with the turps so well and to save alot of space -- please read this document and this article as to the reasons for this particular protocol working so well.
You have mentioned that you aren't making much progress with the candida protocol that you are using. The above explains the possible reasons why you are not making progress and also shows you a solution -- use the turpentine/higher dose castor oil protocol in your regimen together with Bentonite and Chlorella. Just add these simple protocols to your own protocol.
Just to also mention that I've had a bout of serious food poisoning over these last few days. I had lots of gas, shooting pains, gurgling, watery diarrhea and hot stools.
So this was an ideal time to experiment. So I took the normal dose of turps(1 tspn) with only a mild castor oil dose -- just one tablespoon. This didn't cure the food poisoning problem but it did seem to move all the food poisoning issues and symptoms into just the lower intestinal area. I therefore took this as confirmation that this turps/mild CO combination was unable to act throughout the whole of the intestines.
Next(yesterday) I again took just the normal amount of turps(1 tspn) but increased the dose of castor oil to 3 tablespoons with an added tablespoon of VCO. Yes, this had quite dramatic effects throughout the day.
But this morning I did not feel ill, had more energy, had no apparent intestinal issues and had a normal stool(small amount). My conclusions here was that due to the effects of the greater castor oil dose, the turps was able to work more efficiently throughout the whole of the intestines to kill and eradicate the food poisoning infection successfully.
Hi been doing candida killing so sweetly for 5 weeks going well been back to my health clinic lady. she tested me clear but now in menopause and have to take thyroid tablets as mines been taken out. starting to feel dizzy, sinus bad, sore head do I need to take anything different because of menopause? thankyou
Thank you for being there EC. Maybe you can help with another good info source.
I recently came across a very interesting and informative website 'DoctorFungus.org' chock full of information on candida and its' symptoms; plus some protocols for addressing this issue, beautifully laid out--
About a week ago, I tried to go back to the website and it seems to have vanished!! Googling and even changing browsers does not bring up anything anymore. It's just gone... Does anybody happen to know who is/was Dr. Fungus and how to get in touch with him?
(San Fernando, Philippines)
Hi Daisy-b...The link to the Doctor Fungus website is here. I know this link works because I physically checked it before I put in the link. The Dr Fungus website is a very good site if you want to learn all about fungus in the body. It's run by an independent research group called The Mycosis Study Group and I also give their link in my candida book as well.
If you still can't get to the website with the above good link, then think NSA or other govt agency -- they may well be deliberately blocking you. While these agencies are so busy creating fear from terrorists as justification for their Big Brother approach with robbery of liberties and freedoms as now being the norm, they are also working hand in glove with corporations and cartels such as Big Pharma to help promote their products and defeat the alternative med opposition. For quite a while now the NSA has been working very closely with Google, FaceBook, Microsoft etc on the internet. Not only are they watching you, they are deliberately interfering with your free choice and website access on the internet as well.
As further evidence of this web interference, let me say that I access research sites like PubMed, Medline and many others quite a lot in my own research and I have noticed that -- this last year in particular -- there are times when I have great difficulty accessing these research websites easily. There are also days when I seem to have have great difficulty accessing the EarthClinic website itself. Usually I get an "Unable to connect..." timeout error and yet I can access all other websites quite easily and without problems. And I've recently upgraded to a faster internet connection -- no difference. And as I've already described, there can only be one true logical explanation for this strange site access problem on the internet.
I am currently suffering from all the symptoms that matches a candida overgrowth, all starting from taking 2 week course of anti biotics after being sick. Symptoms started to get worse, and now I have foggy brain and confusion, eye floaters decreased concentration, abdominal pain and diarrhea. I am not sure how to confirm if it is a candida overgrowth, as doctors here do not believe of it. I am an 18 year old male, generally fit but these past 4 months has been miserable with my health getting worse. Please do let me know what I can do. It would be great if I could contact Mr. Ted.
(San Fernando, Philippines)
Hi Steve... You can confirm whether you have candida by doing the Spit Test. Just Google "Candida Spit Test" to see how to do it.
The other way to confirm for sure whether you have candida is to take William Crook's Candida Questionnaire. This works off a points system and will help to confirm candida if you have it:
William Crook's Candida Questionnaire
Here is Ted's remedy for candida: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/candida_questions.html#Question_4405
If you have problems getting Ted's supplements -- you should be able to get most of them from a shop selling chemicals called Vittyasom Ltd in Radjadamnearn Rd (near the winged monument) near the palace in Bangkok.
There is also another remedy for candida problems shown on EC -- lower down in this post stream: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/candida2.html#BILLS
You should also try and strictly follow the anti-candida diet that is recommended in the above link as well.
Hi, a very interesting website and I would like to make a comment. I am 65 and have spent thousands of pounds over the last 14 years on alternative nutritionists, Doctors, etc etc, but no one has yet cured my candida problem and there is loads and loads of other experts out on the various web pages and even on earth clinic who all more or less say the same thing: no sugar, alkalise, etc, etc, but has anyone looked at Dr L Wilson's web page and seen the connection between copper body toxicity and persistant candida that keeps coming back every year, in particular in our wet winters in the UK with lots of mold spores around the gardens etc? Well, I don't want to live in a hot dry climate like the Sahara Desert or spend the rest of my life not being able to eat a cake or some fruit now and then, so what's the answer, is Dr. Wilson correct?
(San Fernando, La Union)
Hi Pete... It is most unfortunate that you have spent so much money looking for a cure for your candida. I know that most doctors have both a bad record and a bad approach to both diagnosing and treating candida so I can understand your frustration. Even some healers don't understand candida and recommend the wrong protocols.
Some years ago I also had the systemic or fungal form of candida and cured it myself using remedies from this site. Since this time I have studied candida quite deeply. As you also mention, the problem with some candida treatments is that after your "cure" the candida keeps coming back. I am currently writing a book on candida and have been going over some old research. The beginning of my book does its very best to dispel some of the myths and bad thinking that still persists concerning the treatment of candida. Here are some of the myths and bad thinking concerning candida:
* "Candida is just a yeast." Well, yes and no. Candida is well known to be dimorphic -- it can exist in two different states as two different organisms with completely differing structural, locational and behavioural characteristics. The yeast is a saprophyte that feeds off dead organic matter so, consequently, this form resides mainly in intestines of the host. The fungal or mycelial form is a true parasite that feeds more directly off the host itself, with completely differing feeding habits where it also can live and grow in any internal region of the body -- including the blood, tissues and organs of the body. This research fact also gives rise to many of the other myths that I'm about to mention. This also makes candida a much more difficult organism to defeat.
* "If I can get rid of the candida in my intestines then I will be cured". Very wrong. If candida is dimorphic and if its fungal or disseminated form can exist and spread happily into other internal regions of the body besides the intestines -- then, even if you manage to get rid of the yeast form in the intestines for awhile -- the fungal form in other parts of your body (that you have not killed) will just re-infect and spread back into the intestines again. Hence you have made very little progress in curing your candida -- which keeps returning. This means that in any cure to get rid of candida -- you will, in effect, have to target both the yeast and fungal forms in your cure strategy. If you don't do this --the candida will keep returning.
*"No matter what I try topically to cure my localized uterine candida problem -- it always comes back again". I have read this so many times in health blogs!! This again is completely bad thinking and a bad cure strategy that completely forgets or ignores that candida is a dimorphic organism. So if topical remedies for uterine candida or fungal skin problems or fungal sinus problems or localized ENMT candida problems dont work, then isn't it reasonable to conclude that all the localized candida problems here are all caused by the disseminated or fungal form inside your body and that these localized expressions of candida are merely direct symptoms of the deeper, internal and body-wide candida infection? So the topical cure strategy will never work and so your localized candida problem will just keep coming back again and again -- therefore that's why you must first cure the internal systemic candida problem to stand any chance of curing your localized candida problem.
* Candida manufactures and hides in biofilms and is able to hide from the body's immune system defences in this manner. What's more candida is well known to have wide and myriad associations with other diseases like IBS, Crohns Disease, Colitis, Lyme disease, Morgellons -- on and on ad infinitum. In several pieces of research, autopsies of cancer sufferers were examined to see what the percentage candida infections were in those who had died from cancer. They found that 80% of all those cadavers examined had candida. This was also later verified by other independent research. Similar results were apparent with people who had fibromyalgia -- 80% of the people examined had candida. The reasons for all these myriad association would seem to be that candida is so good at lowering the immune systems defences -- so that other bacteria are normally always involved in the candida problem as well. Also, candida's biofilms are well know to be used by foreign bacteria to help give them cover against the body's immune system. This, again, makes candida, with all its apparent pathogen associations, extremely hard to defeat.
* Use of Antibiotics. See The Antibiotic Syndrome.
* Bad Diet. Like it or not, when people ask the inevitable question on why or how they got candida in the first place -- the answer, as the greatest reason, has to be because of the poor food and diet that person has eaten for the last few decades. What other explanation is there ?
I have also read many blogs where doctors refuse to even accept that candida is the problem. Many lay-people also seem to treat candida problems as no more difficult to cure than the common cold or flu. Their non-effective strategies constantly reflect this -- so just adopting a simplistic cure strategy of taking two pills in the morning and a couple of pills in the evening will certainly not cure your systemic fungal candida problem. You will have to try harder than that. Here is a very good site that will open your eyes and shock or surprise many people concerning candida and other fungi's widespread ability to attack every region of the human body:
Lastly, having helped many people with their own candida problems, I have also discovered that the greatest possible enemies to any candida cure are: lack of understanding, inconvenience and pure indulgence.