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.
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.
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.
Where can I get a top quality oral magnesium chloride powder/capsule? Is it even better to use a transdermal magnesium chloride oil? I have purchased and am reading the book, "Candida Killing so sweetly" by Bill Thompson
Yes, John D, it has been said that trans dermal magnesium chloride is better than taking it orally.
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?
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.
This message is for Ted.
How does someone get tested for Candida. My son has psoriasis, has had it for the last two years. He has been able to keep it under control by making a vegetable drink and also trying to keep a healthy diet. Has been clear all winter but now getting some spots appearing.
Hi, this question is for Bill. My husband has had systemic candida for at least 40 years (he is 61 years old). His main symptom of candida is serious depression. He refuses to take anything that kills candida because the die-off reaction is also depression. Do you know if bentonite clay can reduce the die-off since it flushes toxins out of the body? Thanks for your time!
Try kefir, it has been used for thousands of years, its natural and will do everything for you and get rid of the candida
The candida plan makes 3 assumptions. Isolates from supplement manufacturers are superior to raw whole foods that all animals on earth eat. Candida and sugar are bad. These are common misconceptions. There are 2 good yeasts in the body of people who enjoy well being. Eating cooked improperly processed food causes acidosis. One is not able to survive and goes dormant. The other mutates like cancer and becomes bad. The solution is to eat alkalyzing foods like spirulina and green smoothies. The dormant yeast does not wake up because there is not any sugar to eat. Eating sugar from raw organic fruits, sucanet, and raw honey feeds the dormant yeast. The candida goes back to being good and balance is restored. This provides full and rapid recovery while the candida plan only offers small relief. There are many videos of people who recovered.
EC: Hi Mike, which Candida Plan are you referring to?
To add a little more on Alkalizing Foods - Most people with Candida also have a lower PH level one way to raise your PH level is with Potatoes. One large Potato can have 1600 mg of Potassium and eating two large baked potatoes (plain) in a day can make your morning urine PH testing above 7.0.
Re Baked potatoes/digestion problem
You're right...very unusual but not so odd if you are using a lot of sour cream and margarine to "stuff" the potato. Also at night if you're eating the potato I presume you are having something with it...meat of some kind? So if you get only the inner portion of the potato (without the skin that is fiber) and a meat, then you don't have sufficient fiber to move the digestion process along. This is one reason why Europeans will FINISH a meal with a salad. The fiber enhances the digestive process. I eat potatoes by eating most all the "skin" which help with digestion too.
Now it could be, you are lacking digestive enzymes. A favorite on Earth Clinic is a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a glass of water and sip. Also can add a third teaspoon of baking soda to the ACV/water and let fizz and then drink; a milder but effective "aperitif" or digestive aid. And, consider leaving off some of the stuffing ingredients, especially if eaten at night...leave off cheese, sour cream and margarine. Even butter could irritate a sensitive digestive track. But I've found eating the fiber (skin and salad) and avoiding the milk additions PLUS the ACV in water, lets me eat without negative consequences. (If still having problems, think of adding a probiotic to your nutrient list.)
There are numerous YouTube videos about the potato diet!
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
To dancerdeb. I read your post on candida with great interest. Were you able to gain the weight back and did you have to deal with garlic breath from taking it that way? thanks
When do you ingest usually the clove of garlic? Was it with food or after food or right before food? Or on empty stomach like 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals?
Also, should I leave the chopped up clove of garlic for a few minutes in the air before ingesting it?
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."
Lufenuron: wondering if anyone has used this as a candida cleanse. Specifically there is a Candida product which I believe has lufenuron as it's main ingredient.
EC: More information about Lufenuron on Wiki here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufenuron
Urine Therapy (UT) SAVED MY LIFE! Before I was willing to try it, two friends who did not know each other came to me within a week and told me about this therapy. I actually yelled at one of them to get away from me! The idea was completely repulsive and I was sickened even by the mere conversation of such a horrid deed!!
However, a day or so later I asked one of them to loan me one book of three she had offered me. I then read the other two books and decided to give it a try.
When I first drank the flavor was disgusting, but the thousands of miracule cures I read about spurred me on and suffered through the taste. After you drink a time or two the harsh flavor lessons and it is far more paletable.
At the time I had SEVERE food allergies, my immune system had crashed the year prior and I was isolated from the world I had suddenly become allergic to everything. In seeking medical help nothing worked, the AMA said I was nuts and should be on anti-depressants and depression meds, they could find nothing wrong with me. The alternative world wanted to charge me an arm and a leg for their offerings which I tried many, but eventually ran out of money. UT was all that was left for me. Eventually from daily use of drinking and rubbing it in my skin my chemcial allergies subsided, my food allergies were abated and my skin was incredibly clear and smoothe!
I've used UT on and off since 1996. Today I am severely ill from a virus and have been drinking to try and relieve the symptoms. I believe I may have picked up candida from going back to wheat and sugar again. Not good thinking on my part.
One week ago I began eating sugar and wheat free, sipping through out the day while swishing and gargling to relieve thrush symptoms. UT is perfectly balanced for us because it is made by our bodies. It IS STERILE as it comes out - so drink to your health and wellbeing. Storing for later use is ONLY good for exterior applications NOT DRINKING.
Good luck to all and I do comprehend the initial repulsion at first blush - I had it too, BUT some of us are so severely ill we will try anything and so thankful I did!
No, don't try this.. The more ill you are, the more toxins are in your urine.. Follow Bill's protocol for candida.
Hi, my post is more for chronic yeast sufferers.
Apple cider vinegar is great and I wish I knew about 6 years ago maybe my yeast infections wouldn't have gone chronic if I CUT THE SUGAR and drank ACV.
One thing I learned through this site that truly helped was prebiotics. Prebiotics are just as important as probiotics. Main difference? Prebioctics they help your colon "treat itself" and stay strong against infections. (Please do your own research on it)
Grapefruit Seed Extract liquid (any brand) cleans out your body and cheap you only take a few drops so the bottle lasts for a long time.
It is important that your doctor follows your progress every step of the way, regardless of how you decide to treat yourself. It feels good when the doctor says "whatever your doing keep at it". Here is the list of stuff I rotate through (it's been 6 months since my yeast infection, I used to get them every month), you need to reasearch this stuff , see what works and keep safe dosages.
- ACV (pills if you can't bare with the taste)
- Prebiotics (will use this forever to keep my colon/body strong) this way the infection will reach my forbidden fruit.
- Grapefruit Seed Extract Liquid (if I notice a change in "mucus" I drink this in OJ)
- Probiotics (carefull some of them need to be refrigarated)
- Folic acid (good for general va-jay-jay health)
- Pau d'arco (I make tea, but it is also in pill form)
less strong then Grapefruit seed extract liquid mentionned above. But still cleanses your body.
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.
Steve, I posted the spit test for candida some time ago. Look under the ailments section for candida. There is so much useful info there.
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:
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.
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.
Hi Maggie, I feel your pain. It is so sad to see a mom go through all that you are going. But don't give up! Candid can be beaten. It can cured completley. As far as the remedies you have listed, I don't see anything wrong with it. Some of them kill the candida and some are immune boosters. May be some of the more knowledgeable bloggers will cast their opinion on it. Don't give up! Your son will be healed completely. Have faith. Trust in God.
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?
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.
Hi. Thanks for posting this. The website links are interesting - I can't comment on candida but I thought the copper links to heavy menstruation and the way we all use BSM as a cure which perhaps corrects mineral balance??
Do you have copper toxicity? hair analysis will help. Often linked to adrenal fatigue. I would gladly give up ever eating another piece of fruit again in my life to feel better & would never touch cake.
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.
Hi there, I decided to do a Candida cleanse before embarking on the GAPS diet - using a product called C____. I have had chronic eczema/skin issue and whenever I eat wheat (for sure) and other things (though not sure what) it flares up. I only ever get it on my hands and wrists and it is a red raging wrash that looks like my hands and wrists have been bound - it is literally like wearing red gloves. It is eczema like in the dryness and other eczema symptoms (I have had eczema diagnosed but figured myself it links to my chronic digestive issues). The strange thing is, however, I have always wondered why a toxic reaction would just take place on my hands and wrists. It is definitely not atopic (i.e. from physical contact with something). I plan to do a parasite cleanse next then liver. However - when I take these candida tablets my left leg swells up a few hours later. I have eliminated other sources and it just started when I increased the dose of the cleanse. It is totally painless and goes away the next morning after drinking lots of water with lemon, kelp and cranberry supplements. Could this possibly be a reaction to the Candida cleanse? I have not found anything about it online whatsoever. Any thoughts would be so very much appreciated. I love this website!!