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How to Cure Candida

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Posted by M (Sioux Falls, Sd ) on 02/06/2013

This is the 1st site that I have found with information. I got tested for allergies about 4 years ago. I was told that I was allergic to Candidia Albicans. I have yet to find a doctor what to do for that. I very rarely gt sick 1 or 2 times a year but any time I take antibiotics or get run down I get thrush from the candidia. The doctors have give me Diflucan but 3 months later the candidia overgrowth is back. I would appreciate any tips or ideas of what I can do. I have tried limiting my sugar, eating healthy and other things that I have read. Thanks.

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Posted by Franky (Beirut, Lebanon) on 12/30/2012

An insight summary of candida:

If you have White tongue from a probable Candida Yeast, and you found out or read on this post that an antigungal worked for a person-X and it didnt work for another person-Y, this means that person x had a mild beginners outbreak of candida or may be watching their diet; and Person-y has had Candida for a long time and getting rid of it is very possible but not easy. Because with Candid yeast Advanced, it is more important to not eat the wrong food than eating the right suuplements.

This means that while on a candida special diet the first week and you eat one wrong food eg sugar, or a candy bar, or white rice or bread, you enpower/fuel the candida and you have to start all over again. You need 2 to 3 weeks on average to get rid of it and you still have to watch for diet for a few months afterwards and slowly introduce whole grain products that are not GMO and organic. And hey you have a natural symptom checker that turns white. Please take this condition seriously because once it manifests it becomes like a cancer to get rid off. Then you might have to go on a full month of special diet or more dpending how long youve had your candida.

NO matter what supplement or treatment you are taking, if you are eating the wrong food, you cannot get rid of the candida. Its similar to Hpylori in agressiveness and resiliance for it also wreaks havoc in the immune system affecting digestion, hormones, blood, respiratory, liver, Nerves and much more.

What you cannot eat is anything with wheat or mosy grains, meaning no bread, no rice , NO GLUTEN FOOD OR ANYTHING CONTAINING SUGAR including sweet fruits, no dairy what so ever as lactose intollerance follows gluten intollerance in most people. No nuts, ony hulled walnuts, and almonds soaked in h202. NO supermarket, junk food, or fast food. Alcohol slows healing. The negative thing about coffee, is that if you are used to drinking coffee everday, then it wont do you much good to continue as it messes with your natural hormone cycles. Like natural cortisol production.

Potatoes should only be eaten in this way every other day:(the kanj recipe) peel the potatoes thick after washing them properly with h202, or clay or Apple Cider Vinegar etc. And when are you peeling them, peel it thick. That is to say, the peels should have and half a centimeter of potatoe flesh attached to it. Discard the core of the potatoe or make puree or give it away. It is the thick peels of this potatoe that you can eat. Marinate them with garlic and/or: turmeric basil thyme rosemary, spice coconut oil or cold pressed sessame oil. And put in oven until done but not to over cooked. This is high in potassium, do this every other day and this way you can eat 3 potatoe peels with lunch instead of one filling potatoe.

You can eat any Organic meat/beef, fish, chicken, sea food, turkey, or any edible anima for that matter, just as long as you cook it right, no bad oils, no frying, no bad sauce. Vegetable soup, salads everyday. Flax seeds, sun flower seeds, any vegetable. Esp pumpkin, zuchini, onion, garlic, dark greens sprouts, But no beans, except mung bean sprouts and not much of it)For fruits: you can eat green apples, pineapple, avocados, (mango and papaya, the greener the better) limes, figs, dates 2 a day. Carrot juice is vgood. Veg juice is best. Soda b and borax and h2o2 and clove oil and coconut oil and colloidal silver are all very effective when taken 5 or 6 or even 7 times a day. (3 times in the morning every hours , and 3 times in the evening every hour for 3 hrs for example) remember no sugar or gluten or wheat. Do this for 1 to 2 weeks and you will be done with candida. But take probiotics along the way. 10 billion minimum. open a capsule in cup of water one hour before food.

A word of caution: Many people that have had candida for a long time have a lowered immune system and are succeptible to other bacteria or fungi. Bacteria such as Hpylori should be checked for with an IGG blood test. And if you have hpylori or would like a more complete list of food or very effective supplements to take then check out my previous post on Hpylori posted by Frank from lebanon. It is estimated that 50 - 65 % of the general population have hpylori. NO wonder everyone is sick. Hpylori hijacks your immune system.

Other mycotoxins should be taken care of if you take about half a spoon of borax a day added to a 1. 5 litres of water, and you can add 1 spoon of 3% h2o2 to this mixture for better results.


Remmebr to alkalize and always flush toxins out of body, by doing weekly colon cleanses and drink lots of water, take fiber or granulated lechitin. Slippery elm is also vgood to repair damage done by the candida. So it castor oil by only take one small spoon a day for 4 days. And rest 3 weeks if you want to do it again.
for the liver: milk thistle, dandelion, lemon & olive oil taken first thing in the morning , if your not taking sodium bicarbonate.

Note: take borax for a week, then rest for a week.

Sorry my random thinking is a bit unorganized but most of the info you need is here.

Ted and Bill have good alkalizing and antifungal remedies that you can also benefit from.

questions are welcome. you can email me at mido2k(at) to notify me if you posted a question for me on earthclinic and I will answer as soon as possible. Best regards, Franky

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Posted by Sue M. (Worden, Il, USA) on 09/30/2012

Hi Everyone..... I was reading some articles on MindBodyGreen and did some "clicking" and that lead me to this kinda lengthly article on candida. It was soooo informative and thought I'd post the link for those who are interested in reading.

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)

Hi Sue M. , Thanks for posting this article. I read it with interest. Still, I do believe fermented foods are important to our inner ecosystem. They help to continually replenish the good bacterias in our gut which are essential for our health. And the variety of good bacteria in a healthy gut are staggering. They can actually create miracles in our body. Here is a brief article which conveys this:

In this article, it is just the tip of the iceberg of all the work good bacteria do in our body! Thanks again for your article. Here's to our good health, Lisa

Replied by Robyn
(Melbourne, Australia)

this is a good article. I have according to the lab the highest copper levels in Australia. They suggested I must have been born with it for it to be so high. But I also have no adrenal function so not using the copper. Was low in zinc. And have the alkaline tissues and blood they suggest. My grandmother and auntie certainly had sugar addictions growing to enormous sizes. My mother & I are quite slim. However, I was drinking red wine to dull the pain, so bad I had to do something. When I was diagnosed with candida along with ross river virus nobody told me what it could actually do to you. Big catch 22 & nothing seems to make a difference.

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Posted by Tank (Dallas) on 06/09/2012

Granted simple explanations are at odds with complexity of biochemistry! That said, I was little overwelmed by the amount of nuanced information on your site. With the exception of the Candida my partner is young, having no other problems (i. e. High blood pressure) and relatively robust. If I have this right he should be taking lemon and baking soda (alkalizing for the blood and body) on an empty stomach between meals and later ACV (Acidic for the stomach) prior, during and immediately after meals? Or can he do all three (lemon, baking soda and ACV) on an empty stomach several times a day? Tank

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Posted by Elisa (Ishoej, Denmark) on 03/30/2012

Hi everyone, This week I had suddenly developed big dark melasma spots beside my nose under my eyes and very patchy looking skin all over the rest of my face. I have been so sad and cried heaps. I have never had melasma before and I had not been in the sun at all (because I live in Europe and the summer is not here yet). So I looked all over at forums and decided to try a cosmelan mask yesterday. However seeing that I today didn't have any tightness or redness in the face (I don't think it worked) I decided to continue looking if I could find some other wonder cure. And I just have to say that I'm so thankful that I found this forum. After reading the blog I am soooo happy.

First of all you made me so optimistic that there was a cure with the Apple cider vinegar and then almost at the end of the first page of great ideas and stories from you guys I realised like some of you that I have candida (which explains why Apple Cider Vinegar works so well because helps kill the fungus). I stopped using the tea tree oil two weeks ago because I was afraid that it was to harsh on my skin but after today's research I have found that this was the worst thing I could have done because that keeps Candida at bay as well. So I can only recommend that you guys try tea tree oil and see if it works on you because that might imply that you also have hyperpigmentation/melasma from candida. I have found medical journals saying tea tree works better than acv. I hope now that I will be able to get it under control and that the melasma/hyperpigmentation will go away with it. I will keep you informed and please ask if there is anything I can do at all for you guys seeing that you have done so much for me.

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Posted by Eldean (Woodinville, Washington) on 02/22/2012

Thank You 4 A Great WebSite & with Trying 2 Assist Those of Us Affected by such A Debilitating IllnessI have been dealing with Candida 4 Almost 40 Yrs & of Course It Took much Diligence & Frustration with Many so called MD's & Narurpaths' 2 put The Pieces together The Expense & Poor Quality of Life
I have been using Terbinafine what is The Generic 4 Lamicil that I used 2 Take until Denied Terbinafine does not get Rid of The Candida but Keeps pretty much @ Bay All Horrible Symptoms However per having changed Insurance Companies I Am again without that Prescription & Fighting the Drs 4 It Again I have been on Terbinafine/Lamicil4 about 12 Yrs

The only other Thing that gives Relief Is Hydrogen Peroxide but I Am 4 Some Reason Deathly Afraid 2 Use It on A Regular Basis believe Me I have tried & failed 2 get Relief from AnyThing Else that I Know is Available & from All the Research In the last @ least 40 Yrs 4 Me TheTerbinafine/Lamicil has Been A Life Saver
Warm Regards Eldean
Again Thank You 4 All Your' Hard work & Diligence I would B glad 2 Address Any of Your Questions or Concerns

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Posted by Lisa (London, Uk) on 01/10/2012

Hi Ted, I lost a lot of hair when I turned 29 and maybe a year later I began to get rosacea symptoms, strong flushing and now broken thread veins. I was wondering whether it could be candida in my system that's causing both of these. I remember during the period when I began to lose hair my head would suddenly itch particularly during the night. I am also prone to thrush particularly in humid weather. Could it be hormonal?

I'm just not sure where to start...?

Regards, Lisa

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Posted by Marie (Charleston, Sc) on 01/06/2012

I am breastfeeding my 5 week old baby, and we seem to have a yeast problem. White tongue & gums, Dry skin on forehead, diaper rash, and smelly skin around neck folds. I am giving baby baking soda baths everyday, which tends to keep the rash at bay and even the dry skin. I have been swabbing inside of baby's mouth with baking soda/water solution & using ACV/water solution for skin folds. However, the thrush is not going away in the mouth. I have noticed that my tongue is white and I have a touch of a vaginal yeast infection. I have only had a few in my life & eat organic foods & NEVER take meds. So, I wanted to clarify if it would be safe for me to take the lime/lemon & baking soda combo to help me get rid of the candida, so that I can quit passing it on to my baby? Thank you for your time!

Replied by Jr
(Coloma, Mi)

Marie, when I was nursing my baby many years ago, I got a cracked nipple. The baby had thrush in his mouth and the Dr. said to quit nursing him because we would just pass the yeast back and forth. Then an older woman told me to use apple cider vinegar diluted in the baby's mouth and also to wipe my breast with it. It did the trick. In just a few days the baby's mouth was clear and the thrush went away. Give it a try.. good luck.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Usa)
2072 posts

Marie, the lime/lemon & baking soda combo is mainly an acid reducer, so it seems safer to use it than not especially if your body is acidic, but to be safe use ph test strips to achieve a slightly alkaline state. As for the yeast infection, do consider oral Coconut Oil or Caprylic Acid along with any number of herbs like Grapefruit Seed, Olive Leaf, Neem, Pau de Arco to kill the bad fungus.

Hope this helps and good luck and report results, changes.

Replied by Lisa
(Pleasant Prairie, Wi)

To Marie.... I had a minor case of thrush/yeast while nursing both my children and used gentian violet to cure it. My pediatrician told me to paint in on my nipple before nursing so my baby would get some in her mouth too. Although it is quite messy and stained both of us temporarily, it worked. I was able to get it over the counter at my local pharmacy.

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Posted by Sherry (Huntsville, Alabama) on 10/30/2011

Has anyone ever used Syclovir for candida yeast? I have been using it for over 2 weeks and am up to 1/2 teaspoon. It is powerful and one must go very slow and build up to the larger dosages.

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Posted by T (Houston, Usa) on 10/11/2011

Is Kefir considered ok for consumption if one has candida? I have read pros and cons and need some guidance here. Please.

Thank you :)

Replied by Maria
(Gippsland, Australia)

As Kefir is considered a probiotic I think that it can be taken if you have candida, but only the homemade version not the bought one. Also it is better to start out with a small amount first and build up. Here are some sites to have a look at including ECs candida page.

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Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 09/14/2011

Hi Bill, I was reviewing your Candida remedy and you mention BSM but doesn't it contain a lot of sugar? I am trying to stay away from sugar as much as I can to see if with the diet and some supplements my health will improve once and for all!

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Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 09/07/2011

Thinking that I might suffer from Sjogren's I decided to pay a visit to my husband's GP (I don't have one, I rarely go to mainstream doctors! ). This is a doctor in Switzerland, where medicine is supposed to be good and I had been there once, months ago. Because I thought that I might actually just suffer from Candida I took my Cure Candida Through Diet book with me to help him along. Of course he wasn't interested in anything to do with Candida, whether I could suffer from it or not was of no consequence to him. But well, I have a lot of difficulty sleeping with my dry eyes and mouth.... But that is my problem, he must have thought... His answer, when I showed him the book was that anybody can write everything which doesn't mean that they are right! Then I went on to tell him about my other complaints, white spots on the skin, lower back pain, warts.... A bit bored he asked me which complaints I wanted him to treat, meaning I shouldn't come with so many thing but choose a couple and leave it at that. Amazing... Isn't the complete picture what should give a doctor an idea of what one is suffering from? In the end I had a blood test and he is going to see whether I really have Sjogren's. For the rest he asked no questions, showed no interest only told me that having Sjogren's, although not a pleasant illness it is not really something to worry about! So I came home, feeling abandoned, with no one to turn too with my symptoms except this site, as usual, and my books!

If you think that I was unlucky with my choice of doctor think again, they just don't care and the choice is very limited here although through my health insurance I have access to two countries, France and Switzerland. But maybe I am lucky, I have just read the book "Breaking through the untouchable diseases" by Geral Green, which I will review here in due course, phoned Gerald last Sunday, had a great conversation with him and am starting the anti-Candida diet soon and he will ship me his medication. So fingers crossed I will be feeling a lot better soon (sorry Bill, you told me to do the diet such a long time ago.....)!

Replied by Rob
(Manhattan, New York)

Drs... especially western doctors are engineers of the body. A wonderful science to be respected in its own right however as engineers many lack interpersonal skills. I think many of us have had similar experiences to yours, .. For me walking out of a Dr's office muttering under my breath, "what an A-hole! " was more than a couple times. It's important to find a doctor that doesn't make you feel helpless about your condition. So good that you are moving on. Western, mainstream medicine mainly views a diagnoses of systemic candidiasis as having no scientific basis, and most of the recommended treatments for it a waste of time and money. Some feel that it is mostly psychological in that it satisfies a need to blame our maladies on an external cause.

For this type of condition you would most likely do better by seeing an traditional chinese medicine practitioner or Ayurvedic Dr. who is more in tune with balancing the body. Finding a good one is however tricky and usually trial and error... even in big cities like New York I found this to be a challenge...

Trying to understand a dr's position however is important... I can imagine that they after spending so many years studying, having their patients telling them what internet's diagnosis is would be annoying at times... However a good Dr.. would be open to all views... I've a few times mentioned certain herbs to Dr's who had no idea what they were... So I do believe it is a two way communication. Use them, respect their info.. but don't take it as the final word because that will always change with time.

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

Francisca, sorry to hear about your experience but I am afraid it was to be expected. Our western Doctors only know which medication to give for which symptom.

When my son was a year old and was very constipated all I was told was to give him a stool softener (at the Emergency Department). No one told me about probiotics or digestive enzymes or anything else. The health food shop told me about those. Since then I have read everything I could find.

Maybe a Naturopath could help you but I sincerely think that a green juice detox would help you. Fresh lemon juice every day (1/2 glass). Stick with the chlorella and sprirulina and chlorophyl. Take colloidal minerals.

The chlorophyl in the green juices will cleanse the blood from toxins. The chlorella and spirulina will also cleanse the kidneys and liver amongst many other things.

If you don't have faith in the above then colloidal silver may be your savior.

It has been used against warts and yeast infections. It is antibacterial and anti fungal (and can treat over 650 diseases)

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Thanks Rob and Debbie. Unfortunately Rob, here in France as a rule you only find homeopathic doctors. And yes, it must be very annoying when you spent years studying something to have some little lady come in with her own ideas, books, etc but that is life.....

Debbie, I am sticking with the Clorophyl, Chlorella and Spirulina. Coloidal Silver I am not sure about. I bought a bottle once but read so many bad things about it that I didn't dare to take it again. It seems one risks getting a funny color.... No idea what to believe anymore! Anyway, I bought the copper which I think you suggested a little while ago but that also gave me a bad taste in the mouth. And I have read that Alzheimer's might be connected with too much copper and zink in the brain. Aren't you afraid of that? So far no changes in my hair color with the Chlorella, Spirulina powder. I stopped with the copper for the moment!

Replied by Rob
(Manhattan, New York)

you're right Francisca, better to risk annoying the Dr. when it comes to our health... I recall when I was young, a hospital Dr. caring for my brother hanging up on my mother over the phone. (she was a very polite woman) The Dr didn't want to admit they were failing him and she persisted on having him moved to a better hospital. She eventually prevailed, & as soon as he was moved the new hospital alarmed at his condition, they operated immediately (when the previous hospital was attempting rehab on him!! )... It was an infection that was close to being systemic.... It was a close call but it was uphill from there. It was a mother's intuition and risk of being a pain that absolutely saved his life.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Rob, I absolutely recognize the position your mother was in. I had the same with some issues with my daughters. Difficult to have the doctors do something but me as a mother I fought to get them well. Now they are wonderful, beautiful, young women! And with my health as well, it took me many years of monthly migranes to find out by myself that I had hormonal headaches and to find a pill that cured them (all by myself! ). Or to cure the ostheoarthritis in my knee (ok, a natural doctor did it in the end but I had to look for the answers myself, now at 54 I haven't had any pain at all for 6 years).

Do you know what made me laugh the most during my visit to the doctor in Switzerland? When he told me that there is no way of moisturizing the tissues from within. He told me to just put some cream on my skin and that Hyaluronic Acid would do nothing to moisturize it or to minimize my dry eyes and throat. Sorry but I find it very difficult to respect them! Of course they can do some things natural medicine can't do, but they also do a lot of harm! I have just finished reading Gerald Green's book (which I would recommend to anyone and no, I don't have any connection with him other than talking with him on a phone a week ago) and there you can see that even life threatening illnesses can be cured by natural methods, maybe even only with natural methods because mainstream medicine has no clue of what to do with them!

Replied by Dragonesse
(Houston, Tx Usa)

FRANCISCA-I went on DHEA (100 mg oral every other day) and made same amount of DHEA instilled into eyedrops (natural tear type-keep in fridge-use in a week and wash hands before each instillation-USE clean technique)-I also went on Minocycline for about 12 months. I drank lots of H2O and protected my eyes----the Italian medical journals do the best job with this ailment! (ALSO-that DOCTOR is a FOOL. Sjogren's has two 'types' one is very, very serious and tends to Lymphatic cancers-you need to know 'which' one is the likely one-so you may help yourself. Best Wishes!

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Posted by Linda (Hendersonville , Nc Usa) on 08/27/2011

Everyone says 1/2 glass of water. Are you talking about an 8 oz. Glass?

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Posted by Randy (Jersey City, Nj, USA) on 01/27/2011

Is it ok to take honey if I am suffering from intestinal candida? Thanks!

Gentian Violet

Posted by Terri (Montana, US) on 01/27/2015

Has anyone used Gentian Violet internally for candida since it is an anti-fungal like methylene blue? Thank you in advance.