- A BLESSING IN DISGUISE!
This paper has some
theory, circumstantial evidence, cases histories, personal experience,
written resources, centers, ideas and approaches to candida. Something
is here for everyone. I want the text to be a cut-to-the-chase approach
to candida. As you notice in the outline, resources, books and links are
at the end. For every question you have, I'm sure one of those resources
will have the answer! You might end up going back and forth between. A
friend called yesterday as I was finishing the paper and she told me about
her approach to candida with her clients. She looks at it wholistically
and helps people to love themselves back to health using a variety of
techniques. What this means to me is that it's not just about diet and
supplements. One hopefully will attain a higher insight into their condition
and work from a grander perspective.
AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES
CANDIDA IN CHILDREN
Parasites, Autism, AIDS/HIV, Metal, Dental Mercury
CLEANSING REACTIONS AND DIE-OFF
PEOPLE AND CENTERS
To reverse candida
takes time. When a loaf of bread develops a mold, we 'throw it out'. When
the body develops a mold such as candida, we have to make heroic efforts
to create an internal environment in which the candida can live is balance
with the other flora - the original design.
Some people probably
feel like 'throwing themselves out' when they get candida especially with
mental and emotional side-effects like depression, insomnia, exhaustion,
brainfog, memory loss, irritability, whining, anger, anxiety and mood
swings that physical toxins create. And how about the itching that some
people experience! One school of thought feels that the mental and emotional
toxins create a toxic physical environment. That insight opens another
approach to healing the candida.
Candida lives naturally
inside our intestines in balance with beneficial bacteria. Twenty-six
strains are known and one company in Japan, Rikken, sells them to the
public. Candida produces 79 toxins according to Vitamin Research Products
Inc journal (3/99Vol.13#3). Growing out of balance and healthy relationship
to other microorganisms, the yeast/fungi create toxic metabolites that
begin to degrade the intestinal walls leading to 'leaky gut' and inflammation.
This deterioration of the intestinal walls allows the yeast by-products
and other inappropriate food molecules to enter the blood stream. Once
in the bloodstream, candida, it's by-products and other substances have
access to the whole body.
People may have symptoms
that appear totally unrelated to the candida such as irritable bowel syndrome,
inflammatory bowel disease, vaginal yeast infections, headaches with sinus
involvement, histamine allergic reactions and thrush white tongue, to
name a few. Remember, the mouth is the beginning of the GI tract and culinary
sugars begin their work immediately on the teeth, gums and tissues through
interaction with fungi. Sugar activates candida metabolism and some of
its by-products are neurotoxins such as formaldehyde, alcohol and acetlyaldehyde.
One's nervous system can become deranged during candida due to specific
neurotoxins. Autism is one example of this.
Does Candida eat intestinal
tissue? Gottschall says specific bacteria and fungi migrate from the large
to small intestines to break down undigested complex carbohydrates. The
by-products of the pathogens - the acids, gases and enzymes - will irritate
the mucosa and lead to permeability and inflammation. That can eat tissue.
Candida can also change forms and metamorphose from a benign, round yeast
form into a filamentous fungal form. The candida grows hyphae or long
root-like filaments that extend and penetrate into cell tissue of the
intestinal mucosa. That directly 'eats' into the intestinal wall.
Candida is known 'to
impair immune functioning by directly and negatively impacting the helper-suppresser
ratio of T lymphocytes' according to Charles R. Caulfield in his article
"Natural Therapies For Candidiasis Infections" that appeared
in the San Francisco Sentinel, August 27, 1992. He places emphasis
on the immune system. I feel that a weakened immune system may cause the
candida or candida may cause the weakening of the immune system. It can
work both ways. Remember that half or more of intestinal tissue is immune
tissue and what you do to the walls of your intestines you are doing directly
to your 'immune' system. Also, the immune system might respond to candida
by-products and food molecules in the bloodstream by secreting histamines
with the classic symptoms of allergies and intolerances.
Candida is resistant
to antibiotics and lives in relationship to the intestinal environment.
When the environment in the intestines changes in ways that do not promote
the candida life and reproductive cycle, they will not continue to live
in the same numbers.
Candida therapy starts
with eliminating their energy foods from the diet, killing
the fungus with various remedies, cleaning the intestinal walls,
rebuilding the intestinal walls and rebalancing intestinal
flora. As with any disease, candida healing also begins with an honest
examination of one's emotional, mental and spiritual health.
The causes are many
and varied and obviously cultural. Candida overgrowth can happen when
bacterial/fungal balance in the intestines is affected adversely by drugs
such as antibiotics, vaccinations, steroids, birth control pills; chemicals
such as amalgam, mercury, other toxic metals, pesticides, aspartame, MSG,
perfumes, industrial; diet including sugars, consistent alcohol
consumption, nutritional deficiencies, overeating, and refined, canned,
smoked, preserved and fried foods ; diseases such as diabetes mellitus,
chronic constipation or diarrhea, genital candida; and mental/emotional/spiritual
Classic symptoms can
hit suddenly or sneak up on one.
indigestion, gas, bloating, inflammation, pain, diarrhea, constipation,
heartburn, bad breath, dry mouth, coating on tongue, thrush.
Somatic and Allergic:
numbness, burning or tingling; painful, swollen, stiff joints; muscle
aches and tension, nasal congestion, head tension, headaches, blurred
vision, tinnitis, shortness of breath, chest pains, weight loss dizziness,
sinusitis, chemical sensitivity.
depression, mental confusion, insomnia, nervousness, anxiety, disorientation,
impaired decision making, low energy, hyperactivity, agitation.
fungal skin patches like dandruff, acne, athlete's foot, anal itch, diaper
rash, psoriasis, dermatitis, impetigo, finger and toenail inflammation.
discharge, itch, bladder infection, menstrual irregularities, pain, cramps,
lowered libido, infertility, impotency, prostate problems.
urination, burning and desire to urinate, fluid retention, edema.
Dr. Crook in his second
edition of The Yeast Connection has an extensive 'symptom' test
one can take to assess whether or not they have candida. See urls.
STRATEGIES FOR BALANCING
INTESTINAL BACTERIA AND FUNGI
1. Suppress or kill
the yeast with anti-fungals.
2. Deprive or starve
the yeast by diet modification.
3. Cleanse the walls
of the GI tract.
4. Rebuild the walls
of the GI tract.
5. Rebalance bacteria/fungi
in GI tract.
6. Identify and avoid
drugs, chemicals, foods and other allergens such as car fumes, pollutants,
insecticides, preservatives, emulsifiers and food allergens that you know
trigger your candida and its symptoms. Also, avoid yeast spores released
into the air by mold in areas such as bathroom, kitchen and around leaking
pipes in walls. Remove the mold or move out to a dry sunny spot.
7. Build your body,
immune, emotional, mental and spiritual health via a strong program of
supplements including electrolyte and pH balancing, fluids, exercise,
therapy and meditation.
COORDINATION AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES
It is beneficial for
many to have a Naturopath ND, Chiropractor DC, Osteopath DO, Doctor of
Oriental Medicine DOM or Medical Doctor MD coordinate your candida healing
program. Many individuals present with candida symptoms and complications
from candida and can use the help of a practitioner to coordinate a healing
approach. The healing will come from a variety of techniques and practices
not just 'one thing' and the protocol might change over time. Be prepared
and the healing takes time!
Following is a list
of various herbs and drugs which kill yeast/fungi.
Tea tree oil is
an extract of a tree native to Australia. It is a remedy for many mucosal
fungal infections. The oil is used internally for thrush and esophagus
and externally for fungal skin and nail bed infections. Tea tree oil and
Grapefruit seed extract may be used for the external treatment
of candida-related skin conditions by putting 2-3 drops of each in a lotion
or salve and spreading it over the affected area. Nature's Cleanse by
Melaleuca company (1.800.282.3000) is one source of Tea tree oil. Citricidal
is an antifungal from Grapefruit seed extract in liquid form. NutriBiotic
produces an organic form.
is considered more potent and less harmful than nystatin to eradicate
yeast . It is also considered to be more powerful and less toxic in killing
staph infection. Purity Products (1.800.769.7873) has it in liquid form
and other companies have it in tablets.
is an extract of the bark of a South American tree known to have potent
antifungal properties. This substance has immune-stimulating and anti-tumor
activity. It can be taken in many forms including teas.
Garlic is one
of the most potent antimicrobial agents. It was used by Albert Schweitzer
to treat amebic dysentery and by Louis Pasteur as an antibacterial. It
has been shown to be effective against all but two of 26 strains of candida
albicans. The March 1985 issue of Scientific American reported
that garlic was effective against 200 varieties of pathogenic fungi. Garlic
is one of the richest sources of the element germanium, a potent inducer
of interferon and effective against certain cancers by modulating the
immune response. Parsley and fennel can be taken concomitantly
to offset the strong odor associated with its use. (Caulfield)
a bee-harvested tree resin that is a strong antifungal, antibacterial
and antiviral that can be used topically and internally. Naturopathic
Handbook of Herbal Formulas(NHOHF)
indica) is an bitter tonic, fever reducer, alterative, anthelmintic and
antiseptic. According to Vasant Lad in The Yoga of Herbs, neem
is is 'one of the most powerful blood-purifiers and detoxifiers in Ayurvedic
usage. It cools the fever and clears the toxins involved in most inflammatory
skin diseases or those found in ulcerated mucous membranes.' CAUTION:
Not to be used with severe fatigue or emaciation.
Golden Seal (hydrastis
canadensis) is 'effective in all digestive problems from peptic ulcers
to colitis due to its tonic effects on the mucous membranes. It is a powerful
antimicrobial improving all mucous conditions, especially those of the
angustifolia and purpurea) is alterative, immune stimulating and antiseptic.
Terry Willard, PhD in The Textbook of Modern Herbology says that
scientific research indicates antibiotic activity, cortisone-like activity,
promotion of wound healing, production of systemic interferon and stimulation
of T-cell lymphocytes.
Diflucan, Caprilic acid, Nystatin, Fungilin, Oxy-Plus (contains food grade
hydrogen peroxide), Nizoral, Colloidal Silver, Clove, 10-undecenoic
acid derived from Castor bean oil, and Olive leaf extract.
Earl Mindell in his Vitamin Bible writes that many natural and
effective dietary anti-fungals are garlic, broccoli, cabbage, onions,
home-made yogurt and turnips.
Rebalancing (Bacteria, Probiotics, Soil-based Organisms, Colostrum)
bowel ecology is a priority in any candida program. Dysbiosis or the imbalance
of intestinal microorganisms requires taking friendly bacteria on a regular
basis orally and/or rectally. Studies show that absorption is better rectally.
Home-made yogurt also introduces the good bacteria and assists in restoring
natural floral balance when candida and others are out of balance. Antibiotics
in meat and dairy can have a negative impact on bowel ecology. Therefore,
organic and drug-free animal products are a priority on a candida diet.
Lactobacillus is a
group of friendly microorganisms known to transform milk into yogurt and
cheese. They are useful in helping maintain the delicate balance of fungus
and bacteria in the intestinal tract. Some brands are Nature's Biotic,
Jarrowdophilus, Bifidophilus, Primadophilus and Megadophilus. Using these
products is reported to gradually reverse fungal infections in the intestinal
mucosa. Some individuals find help using one or a combination of colostrum
early breast milk organisms with immune factors, soil-based organisms
(SBO'S) which are transient, and/or resident organisms such as
lactobacillus bifidus and acidophilus to name a few.
Some people have success
treating candida-related skin conditions by taking acidophilus internally
and Primadophillus powder mixed with Desitin externally on the affected
Information Foundation (CDIF) offers this insight on candida contamination:
". . . is it
any wonder then that antifungal and probiotic therapy must
continue for such a long period of time? Imagine a worst case scenario
when the fungi have actually rooted into the person's intestinal walls,
from which they continue to re-inoculate the fecal stream. It's not enough
to reseed briefly or sparsely this 'continuous-flow culture' which is
living and growing inside the gut lumen, but one must maintain and support
the desired ecology sufficiently long enough for the intestinal epithelial
cells to desquamate (shed, slough off, turn over) so that the fungi buried
within them will be expelled. While this is going on, the contents of
the fecal stream will continue to be reinfected in an on-going manner;
thus, antifungal therapy must continue sufficiently long enough to guard
against relapse, in order to allow the membranes of the GI tract to heal."
The program to overcome
candida takes time and patience, a constant theme in the literature.
The most common candida
scenario is to have it concurrent with other pathogenic bacteria and fungi
such as Blastocystis Hominis, C. freundii and Claustridia. A complete
candida protocol would call for a parasite cleanse in order to be thorough
and even a liver flush to open up the liver and gall bladder ducts. Opening
them allows any parasites including candida to be eliminated more easily.
The free flow of bile from the liver/gall bladder will also prevent new
parasite infection. Hulda Clark and Hannah Kroeger are the premier people
and products for parasite and liver cleansing. Parasite killing herbs
also kill candida.
is used to rid the body of parasites such as tape worms and as an anti-fungal
for candida yeast, ringworm, athlete's foot and thrush. CAUTION: Black
walnut will stop lactation if nursing. Black walnut is only one of many
parasite killing herbs. See Resources and Urls.
One woman used two
weeks of the ParaGONE program from ReNew Life which can be purchased from
the health food store or call 1-800-830-4778. It contains 16 cleansing
compounds for clearing candida as well as parasites. ParaGONE is for cleansing
parasites and ParaZYME is for rebuilding.
and Short-Chain Fatty Acids
(GLA) is an essential fatty acid (EFA) which is often extracted from evening
primrose flowers. It is also found in cold-pressed oils such as olive,
flax, sesame and borage seed oils. Increasing dietary GLA helps prevent
candida from becoming systemically invasive. GLA is also known to have
other beneficial effects on immune regulation. Other therapeutic EFA's
are found in hemp, black current and billberry and in trace amounts in
nuts and seeds, avocados and coconuts. One source says that olive oil
keeps yeast from converting to a fungus.
acids (SCFA) are essential for the integrity of the intestinal mucosa.
Butter is known to be highest in the most essential of SCFA's, butyric
acid. Udo Erasmus in Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill is the expert
to read. Very often a person with candida will have to make friends with
eating more 'healing' fats in their diet and restricting starches. Others
might find their fat metabolism has been jeopardized and they can use
supplemental fats and not so much dietary fat. Each case is unique.
husks powdered and bentonite clear waste from the GI tract.
Daily Castor oil
packs help break up waste in the intestines and liver.
MSM is supposed to
address parasites as well as candida. Yeast also lives IN mucus and MSM
is a good mucus stripper.
Biotin is a
B vitamin which is essential for the metabolism of fats and proteins.
It is believed to play some role in preventing candida from converting
into its invasive form. Yamaguchi and colleagues have found that taking
300 mgs of Biotin three times daily and two teaspoons of green olive oil
three times a day prevents the conversion of yeast to fungal form. At
least six months are required to get a good result.
such as Vitamin E, A, balanced B, I-Lysine and Pantothenic
acid. Vitamins A and C help with the infection resulting
from fungal micropunctures made into the intestinal walls.
zinc work together. Imbalanced copper levels directly tie to Inflammatory
Bowel Disease (IBD) and candida. Copper serves as a natural antifungal.
People with candida, parasites or Epstein-Barr virus commonly have an
excess of copper and mercury in their body.
Asai, found that an intake of 100-300 mgs per day of germanium improved
many illnesses including candida. Research shows organic germanium increases
One theory states
that a deficiency of ionic calcium (and other alkalizing
minerals) is at the root of candida and juvenile diabetes. Acidosis ensues
and degenerative disease develops without these minerals. Years ago I
read in NW Walker books that cooking calcium-containing foods renders
the calcium 'inorganic' and this clogs up the organs, joints and tissues.
He advocates foods high in organic sodium like celery and zucchini to
help remove the pile-up of inorganic calcium. Rich Anderson of Arise &
Shine company feels that organic goat whey is the best source of organic
Hannah Kroeger sells
a kit homeopathic which includes cuprum, ipecac and homeopathic protozoa.
One Tucson AZ MD has a homeopathic remedy she uses successfully with candida.
The purpose of a product
called GI-Encap manufactured by Thorne Research in Idaho is to line the
intestinal mucosa in order to protect it from the ravages of diarrhea,
medications and malabsorption and all its accompanying pain. The ingredients
include Plantain Banana, Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice root, Slippery Elm
bark and Marshmallow root in gelatin caps.
is a Chinese herbal concoction for candida made by Health Concerns in
are: Phellodendron bark, Codonopsis root, White Atractylodes root, Anemarrhena
rhizome, Plantago seed, Pulsatilla root, Capillaris herb, Cnidium fruit,
Houttuynia herb, Dioscorea root, Licorice root and Cardamom fruit.
the green pigment in plants, is good for healing the gut. The grasses
from wheat, barley, oats, rye and others are optimal. Alfalfa, ocean and
fresh water algaes are also excellent. Chlorella, blue-green algae and
spirulina are examples of fresh water algaes.
great healers of the blood and GI tract and give candida the shivers.
I juice fresh dandelion leaf because it is helpful for my mouth, teeth,
potassium and liver restoration. Christopher Hobb's book, Foundation
for Living, A Liver and Digestive Herbal, has a great bitters recipe.
the herbs here are not specific anti-inflammatories, they have a beneficial
effect directly or indirectly on the candida. It becomes apparent in a
candida healing program one needs to purify and strengthen the blood and
liver and that skin and intestinal/liver conditions are related. The herbs
can be taken orally, rectally, externally, alone or in combination. Consult
an herbal for preparation, quantities and appropriate application. This
is true of the herbs mentioned elsewhere in the paper. The section on
Intestinal Health also has additional herbal information.
a multitude of qualities which help relieve gas, stimulate and tonify
the system, purify the blood, tonify tissue (astringent), relieve spasms
and kill pathogens. John Christopher, master herbalist, says that cayenne
rebuilds the tissue in the stomach and heals stomach and intestinal ulcers.
Cayenne also stimulates the peristaltic motion of the intestines and aids
in assimilation and elimination.
(althea officinalis) is demulcent, mucilage, nutritive, vulnerary
and protective. According to Christopher, marshmallow is high is lime
and calcium and the root is high is oxygen and pectin. It is soothing
and healing to inflamed intestinal mucous membranes. It has tremendous
power to arrest putrefactive or dying tissue.
Slippery Elm bark
(ulmus fulva) is demulcent, nutritive, slightly astringent and tonic.
The slippery elm mucilage soothes, disperses inflammation, draw out impurities,
heals rapidly and greatly strengthens according to Christopher. He goes
on to say that it is efficient in absorbing noxious gases and neutralizing
any acidity in the stomach. "It's action is so gentle that it can
be retained by delicate stomachs when other substances will be rejected."
Comfrey leaf and
root (symphytum officinale) is demulcent, cell proliferant, astringent,
nutritive, tonic, hemostatic, alterative, vulnerary and mucilage. The
herbalist Dr Shook writes that comfrey grows new flesh, stops hemorrhage
and heals inflamed tissues remarkably.
Aloe vera will
help heal intestinal tissue damage.
tridentata) is listed by Christopher at alterative, tonic and astringent.
It is a potent healer to the lymph, cleanses the lower bowel and tones
peristalsis in slow muscles. Michael Moore, in Medicinal Plants of
the Desert and Canyon West, says it "slows down the rate of bacterial
growth and kills them with its antimicrobial activity."
(berberis aquifolium) is alterative, tonic, hepatic, tonic and laxative.
Christopher calls it one of the best blood purifiers and liver stimulants.
It promotes digestion, improves absorption, increases one's vitality and
strengthens the lymph and skin tissues.
vulgaris) is tonic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, nervine, vulnerary
and vermicide. It is beneficial for bowel problems and has a soothing
sedative action on the nerves. It is non-toxic like oregano and is used
to eliminate all infection, to destroy worms and remove foul odors.
offcinalis Roscoe) is excellent for painful digestion, gas buildup, nausea
and intestinal spasms. Ginger is contra-indicated for those who are already
hot-natured because of its warming qualities.
Therapies: H2O2 or Hydrogen Peroxide, Ozone, Oxygen
A number of people
report good results using a variation of oxygen therapies for extinguishing
candida. A number of products are on the market which contain oxygen or
Some use drops of
food grade hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) (3%) in a full glass of water. H2O2
is also taken in by injection or IV. One woman reported it worked very
well until she ate complex carbohydrates again! OXY-PLUS product is food
grade hydrogen peroxide and aloe vera. It helps relieve oral thrush. Some
use H2O2 in their bath for candida skin disinfection. Oxygen and ozone
may be rectally infused for candida.
Optimum natural sources
of oxygen are deep breathing and focus on breath and consistent exercise.
Breathing and exercise deeply oxygenate the tissues. Germanium and uncooked
foods add oxygen to the body.
Hulda Clark's design,
the SyncroZap or Zapper.
Dr. Becks Silver Pulser
Don Kraft's $49 version
of the zapper.
Calbom and Keane in
their book, Juicing For Life, state that 'digestive secretions
like hydrochloric acid, pancreatic enzymes and bile help prevent the overgrowth
of candida.' Some people swear by enzymes. Enzymes can digest what you
cannot. Indigestion and candida seem to go hand in glove. Enzymes can
eat up accumulated waste albeit slowly.
One person had good
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and pancreatic enzymes can be part of an enzyme program.
Dr. Loomis says cellulose
enzyme dissolved in water handles candida in the mouth. It is used
successfully on thrush, as a douche for vaginal infections and to dissolve
candida in the digestive track.
and pH balancing
and trace elements) and pH (acid and alkaline balance in body) are important
to monitor and balance while healing candida. Their balance help to build
a reserve within you and an environment in which healing can occur. Rich
Anderson in his book Cleanse and Purify Thyself explains how to
measure your pH and balance it.
Many formulas and
plants are available that help replenish and build an appropriate electrolyte
balance. For example, I use Synergy at www.synergy~co.com, Green Vibrance
at [email protected], wheat grass and/or Arise & Shine Liquid Minerals
to replenish myself. One friend suggests an electrolyte product called
Complex K by Dr. Thurston that helps in die-off situations. You
can get it from NEEDS at 1-800-634-1380. Colloidal minerals and homeopathic
cell salts are other sources of electrolytes.
Diet plays an important
role in keeping indigenous flora in check. It seems that fungus, particularly
yeasts like candida, thrive on sugar and over processed carbohydrates.
Decreasing dietary intake of these types of food deprive the yeast/fungi
of their energy food. Gottschall has a diet that does not feed
them. The current areas of debate or difference on the candida diet protocol
are grains, fruits, dairy and yeast. Be willing to read, question and
experiment. Test each category and various items within each to see what
your tolerance level is. Avoid what you know you react to.
unique diet is a creative act and it changes as it goes along!"
debate #1 Grains or no grains.
author of Breaking the Vicious Cycle, Intestinal Health through Diet,
follows in the footsteps of Orion Truss MD. No grains or complex carbohydrates
are allowed on the candida diet. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are complex
carbohydrates. Gottschall is suspicious of FOS because she feels it will
feed and aggravate the candida and other pathogens. Many flora formulas
contain FOS. Some candida diets suggest a product free of FOS. Dr Crook
author of the book The Yeast Connection allows grains.
transitioning to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) will get rid of
pathogens be they yeast or bad bacteria. The diet nourishes the person
and deprives the candida of its energy food. The homemade yogurt is her
rich source of lactobacillus bacteria necessary for intestinal wall health
. It begins to implant good flora and balance out candida.
Some do better with
some grains, others do better with protein. For those who do well with
the complex carbohydrates, beans and lentils and peas can be used daily
and rotated to avoid allergic response.
debate #2 Simple sugars or no simple sugars.
Some people do okay
with fruits, others do not. Lemons and their fresh juice are the
exception. They disinfect the GI tract, dissolve old protein and purify
the blood. Simple sugars to avoid are bottled, canned and fresh fruit
juice; dried, stewed and fresh fruits; and honey. Stevia is not allowed
on the SCD however some do well with it. One person said butternut squash
was too much sugar for them while practicing the SCD diet.
On SCD and Candida
from Breaking the Vicious Cycle:
"When it is suspected
that yeast invasion is widespread (the oral infection, thrush, would be
an indicator) it is wise to cut back on honey ingestion at the beginning
of the dietary regimen. The amount of honey in recipes should be decreased
by at least 75% and may be increased as the condition improves."
like fruit and honey seemed to be absorbed into my system rapidly giving
me needed energy, with no symptoms whatsoever. Prior to SCD, the complex
carbohydrate's allowed on the candida diet caused me immense problems
with alternating diarrhea and constipation, bloating and gas. When I was
on the candida diet, I did not associate these symptoms with complex carbs
but rather I blamed the candida. I always keep a journal of symptoms and
what I eat when I am sick. Now I can look back in it and the incidence
of major GI symptoms are linked to the complex carbo
hydrates. It pains me I did not see it then."
"I have taken
the honey out of my diet and am being rewarded for that. Fruit does not
appear to bother me. I have taken out dairy, including yogurt, and now
my bloating has cleared up.
I am trying to incorporate
more bitter things in my diet and it seems to raise my energy level
and do me good all round. For instance, I eat lettuce that is naturally
bitter and I drink bitter dandelion tea from the health food store."
debate #3 Diary including Eggs, Cheese and Milk or no Dairy.
debate #4 Yeast and fermented foods or no yeast and fermented foods.
One premise says that
eating yeast foods tires out the immune system since they mimic the candida.
According to Earl
Mindell in his Vitamin Bible, the first step in treating candida
albicans is to deprive the body of all yeast-containing foods. For example:
cheese, leavened breads, sour cream, buttermilk, beer, wine, cider, mushrooms,
soy sauce, tofu, vinegar, dried fruits, melons and frozen or canned juices.
from cabbage, nuts, seeds and homemade yogurts are simple recipes to restore
floral and fungal balance. These are the ferment exceptions. Some people
are dairy or yogurt sensitive and will find it better to make other ferments
or use a high quality positive bacteria daily. Many thrive on the home-made
For those interested
in pursuing home-made ferments, I have found the following books.
Handbook Of Indigenous
Fermented Food by Keith Steinkraus, Publisher Marcel Dekker
Book Of Ferments Of Human Nutrition by Bill Mollison
People have had positive
effects on candida with various diets. A few examples make the point.
Each morning on an
empty stomach a friend squeezes the juice of one lemon and drinks it down
and follows it with one tablespoon of minced garlic in olive oil.
According to a chiropractor
friend with candida, one of her biggest manifestations was dry skin. She
found lemon juice a great antidote to the candida. She makes salad dressing
with lemon juice, garlic and olive/flax oil and uses it with plenty of
'Eating pumpkin seeds
and/or sunflower seeds first thing in the morning is great!
I snacked on raw carrots, pumpkin and sunflower seeds all day long. Raw
Use cayenne pepper on everything.
Pomegranates are also very anti-parasitic in property.
Eating as much garlic and onion as possible is good, too.'
'Sauerkraut is a very
healthy food for several reasons. Cabbage is very high in calcium and
boron which acts synergistically with calcium. So it's very assimilable.
It also has lactobacillus bifidus and acidophilus which help to replenish
the friendly flora in the intestines. Overall, it's excellent for the
digestive system and helpful for candida, too.'
Some clients have
candida and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) so bad all they could
eat was water and ground meat. Others advance successfully to meat and
The Blood Type
Diet by Dr Peter D'Adamo is outlined is his book Eat Right For
Your Type. I feel it can be of supreme guidance in selecting foods
that harmonize with you and avoiding foods that potentially have a deleterious
effect on your blood and hence, immune system. The book also tuned me
into to more of what my natural tendencies are and the personalities of
the various blood types. Dealing with candida requires every trick in
the book and I find rotating through the highly beneficial foods keeps
my mind on 'positive focus'. Because I am grain sensitive, I restrict
the allowed grains for my type and do them rarely. Each person can temper
the diet to their particular condition and sensitivity. The author says
that due to our unique nature and backgrounds, exceptions exist and sometimes
abound! At www.dadamo.com you can purchase a cheap family blood tester
First things first.
Are you hydrated or dehydrated? Are you drinking sufficient fluid every
day to keep your self afloat and your immune system mobile? Does lack
of hydration cause waste, by-products and parasites to stagnate and form
a breeding ground for further inoculation, infestation and infection?
I now thrive on a gallon plus of fluid daily mainly water, herb teas and
raw juices after many years of dehydration.
a priority takes me away from my inappropriate focus on candida-unfriendly
foods and habits and can reduce my appetite."
Bitters are best!
Astringents are next!
Try fresh lemons squeezed
in hot/cold water or tea. Try juicing green drinks like wheat grass, dandelion,
escarole, endive, parsley, kale and chard. One friend suggested 2 quarts
of carrot juice or carrot mixed with vegetables such as beet and celery
daily for a week or two to see if there is a difference. However, some
individuals do not tolerate carrot and beet due to high sugar content
(high on the glycemic index) and/or pigment. In addition to the juices
mentioned, Calbom and Keane add spinach, turnip and turnip greens, radish,
parsley, beet greens, broccoli and ginger root. See their book for the
combinations. The best juices for the candida people will be the greens,
medicinal and aromatic herbs, lemons and limes.
Juices help us balance
our 'electrolytes' because they are high in mineral and trace elements.
The right juices are a fast track way to nourish ourselves quickly with
live food and to strengthen our immune system.
I have gotten into
herbs teas in the last few years whether I use tea bags, bulk herbs or
wild-crafted herbs. Sometimes I brew only one herb like Neem (ayurvedic
bitter and anti-fungal) which I use for an enema additive or peppermint
which I drink for flavor and tonification of digestive system. Most
often I have 2-4 herbs mixed at once. I keep a 2 1/2 quart pot going most
of the time. See the list of herbs under Supplements and choose one or
more with a specific purpose in mind for your candida. Some are very bitter
like golden seal and you might prefer it in capsule. Chaparral is a local
plant and has quite a pungent flavor however I craved it when I had a
bad infection. I like the flavor. Pau d'arco tastes great almost like
root beer. Echinacea is also tasty. Cloves, a strong anti-fungal, can
be added to any tea for candida and flavor. Give some a try. Use some
fresh mint or other herbs from your garden or start an herb garden.
Fruits, Vegetables and Raw Foods
Is your diet at least
50% raw fruits and vegetables on any given day?
Is your diet at least
50% raw foods on any given day?
The raw foods help
the elimination, make a better formed stool and increase energy for many
people. Others are so sensitive or raw that beginning with steamed or
cooked food is easiest on the system.
Diet clean-up takes
time and may last six months to a year or longer. If you are struggling
with eating disorders namely bingeing and overeating it means you don't
have control over foods that cause your candida. It's important to get
therapy and use behavior modification to overcome this. This process may
take much longer than a year.
Rebuilding and Rebalancing
"A sign that
you are feeding candida more than yourself is excessive gas."
What effect do the
colonics/colemas/enemas have on candida?
"As for candida,
I discovered I had a serious infestation after recently undergoing my
first professional colonics. The black water and black fecal debris coming
out of me with its distinctive moldy fetid odor (like the polluted, long-neglected
bird bath) really convinced me."
"The colon cleansing
has helped the most in getting rid of the yeast problem."
"I get relief
when I get a colonic and eat raw organic fresh vegetables. Mostly the
"I worked on
an autistic 6-7 year old child with serious candida a few years ago. The
parents used nystatin among other things and we did the colonics to help
with die-off and re-initiate peristalsis (muscle motion of the intestines)."
"I get great
results with candida when I use colonics in conjunction with anti-fungals,
a candida deprivation diet, an intestinal cleansing program and flora
rebalancing. The colonic rinses out the die-off and toxic metabolites
the fungi secrete and it can relieve some of the hairy symptoms quickly
mainly gas and bloat and pain."
"With the candida
program I need to keep things moving to get rid of the die-off. Laxatives,
enemas, colonics, colemas help keep the flow going. It is most desirable
to flush out the dead and dying parasites and candida. Not only can they
(and frequently do) cause obstructions, but much of the wastes will be
digested and absorbed into the body."
"I have a pretty
severe case of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and candida. I am working
with a nutritionist who strongly suggested I take colonics as part of
my program. I was the woman complaining of weak arms a few months ago.
After I started the colonics my lymphatic system drained for four days
straight. I was so tight lymphatically in the belly, my massage therapist
couldn't massage my belly. Things are much softer since I have had the
colonics. I was reading The Colon Health Handbook by Robert Gray
and he says that if the intestines are clogged, the lymphatics cannot
drain waste material properly into them. I have lost a lot of fluid that
was trapped and now with the candida die off, I am getting more overall
die-off feeling in the whole body rather than in my weak arms. So things
seem to be working better."
"I am doing a
heavy duty candida program and metal detoxification program that require
weekly colonics. The cost is getting old and I am trying to decide if
a colema board would be effective enough that I wouldn't need to do colonics
weekly. I read about a unit called The Ultimate Cleansing Unit by Ultimate
Trends. Their website is www.fcinet.com/ultimatetrends. It sounds like
a superior unit. Dr. Ann Wigmore and Dr. Bernard Jensen recommend it.
Does anyone have any thoughts on colema boards? Have you found them very
effective, and if so are there any other brands you would recommend?"
The answer is yes,
colemas are very effective. Some people prefer them over enemas and colonics
and say they get the best cleansing from the colemas. My article on Intestinal
Hydrotherapies on my website has the names of many colema manufacturers.
Some people think
colon hydrotherapy will "cure" a condition that has taken
time to gain a stronghold in their intestines. Candida, parasites, food
poisoning and inflammation can cause damage to the intestinal lining.
The walls take time to heal. These clients might feel better after the
treatment then experience symptoms again. The cleansing/rebuilding/rebalancing
program creates an environment in which the intestines can heal. It's
a matter of changing the environment. Robert Gray says remove what the
parasites live in and they have nothing to hang onto. Cleansing
programs remove some of them and/or their habitats. Intestinal and parasite
cleansing together are more thorough in eliminating bugs in the lumen
and bugs eating into and residing in the intestinal walls. Be patient.
For those who suffer
from candida and constipation or slow transit, it is important to get
the transit time down below 24 hours. I began psyllium and bentonite
in December and continued for 8 weeks finishing with a 7 day fast. I took
a 3 week break then another round of 6 weeks of psyllium and bentonite
finishing with another 7 day fast. It has cleansed and created positive
effects more rapidly that anything else I've done. My transit used to
be 3-4 days and after the first 9 weeks I got the transit down to 2 days.
After the second round of 7 weeks, the transit is sometimes close to 24
hours. That's fast feedback. I used 2-3 TBS of each daily and 3 TBS during
the fasts. Do all you can to support your digestive system and get transit
time down to 24 hours or less. Improving elimination helps get candida
out of the bowel.
How does internal
implanting of flora help if my symptoms are external on my skin?
Regular implants of
acidophilus and bifidus can be taken after an enema/colema/colonic. The
flora begins distributing internally from the intestines. It corrects
'dysbiosis', an imbalance of the living organisms that live in the GI
tract. They also neutralize the deleterious by-products of candida and
restore the health and integrity of the intestinal walls. Skin problems
are a reflection of the state of the intestinal wall! As the walls heal,
so the skin heals.
AIDS/HIV and the Intestinal Connection
for additives and implants
Candida is an opportunistic
infection and present in many cases of HIV/AIDS. Jose provides excellent
information on substances he and cited authors suggest for adding to the
enema or colonic water in an effort to heal the affected intestinal membranes
and lymph. His suggestions for enemas and colonics and the substances
for additive or implant are prolific and worthy of keying out and testing.
An additive is a substance(s) added to the enema or colonic water and
it will run in and out of the intestines with the inflows and outflows
of water. An implant is a substance(s) that is retained in the rectum
after an enema/colema/colonic. The medicine of India, Ayurveda, calls
additives in enemas, 'medicated enemas'.
"Some 40 to 60%
of all the immune cells in our body are in the gut. Dr Andrew Korotzer
PhD in the article 'The Gut Reaction To HIV' cites scientific magazines
which say that 14% of the HIV replication occurs in the blood while 86%
occurs in the mucosal membranes of the intestine tract and in the lymph
nodes. These findings have implications in designing future treatments
for HIV by focusing anti-viral therapy in areas where the highest concentration
of HIV is found, the intestinal tract and lymphatic system.
The magazine Perfect
Health News (PHN) (# 18, Spring Issue 1999) in the article 'Other
Infections of the Intestinal Tract' reports that the large intestines
(colon) is a nest for the growth and replication of many pathogens that
contribute to immune dysfunctions and other symptoms. Published scientific
research demonstrates that the gut can be heavily infected with HIV, parasites,
candida albicans, tuberculosis, hepatitis viruses, CytoMegaloVirus
(CMV) and mycobacterium avium complex (MAC/MAI). In view of the above,
what treatments would target infections in the mucous membranes of the
Marc Correa and Stanley
Rebultan have a book on bitter melon enemas. In their view, medicinal
or medicated enemas and colonics are therapeutic and bring positive results.
The authors perform enemas with regularity and now are healthy and their
HIV undetectable. Mark Konlle mentions in PHN anti-viral enemas made with
garlic and apple cider vinegar, lemon balm (for HIV and herpes), chlorophyll
(extremely good for hepatitis ), charcoal , bitter melon (for HIV), urine
retention enema, ozone rectal insufflation, oxygen enemas and simple water
enemas. We have a whole new field of experimentation for what is effective
against HIV. I also suggest the following : - phyllanthus enemas - hypericum
enemas - lactoferrin enemas - olive leaf extract or infusion enemas -
hydrogen peroxide (well diluted ) enemas."
Information on Mark Konlle, an HIV community leader and writer, who runs
Keep Hope Alive. Perfect Health News (PHN) is a publication from Keep
Contributed with permission
by Jose Garcia, [email protected], March 27, 1999
(Quebra Pedra) is a rain forest botanical used to clear obstruction throughout
the system by promoting the elimination of mucous. It strengthens and
fortifies the liver and gall bladder function by stimulating the production
of bile. (NHOHF)
(St Johnswort) is a sedative and pain reducer useful for neuralgia, anxiety,
depression, fibrositis, sciatica, rheumatic pain and irritability and
tension due to menopausal changes. (NHOHF)
(Lemon Balm) is a nervine which eases digestive tract spasms and is useful
in gaseous dyspepsia. It helps in tension, depression, migraine, anxiety-induced
palpitations and insomnia. (NHOHF)
It is very tough on
the family when a child succumbs to candida. Parents share that their
children eventually adapt to the new protocol and diet however it takes
some strategies to make it work. Some make separate food for their spouse
and other children. Others keep offending foods in paper bags in the refrigerator
and get a lock for an offending cupboard so the child can't get in. Each
parent develops the necessary sensitivity to help the child and maintain
a balanced family life at the same time.
Thrush is a common
form of candida in children. One woman has a three-month old baby with
thrush on the gums. The thrush looks like little white spots or cottage
cheese. She uses four drops of tea tree oil diluted in one teaspoon of
olive or vegetable oil and rubs it into the spots on the gums. It helps
restore the infant's gums to balance. She also either sterilizes or tosses
the nipples on the bottles her child has been using.
is to use four drops of clove oil in four ounces of water however the
child may not like the taste of it. Lemon juice is also good as an antiseptic
but babies are not overly fond of lemonade. A weak tea of the oregano
leaf or clove bud may be put in a bottle so that each time the
baby drinks it coats her mouth. The water needs to be sterilized until
the thrush disappears.
formula for thrush of the mouth is Propolis With Herbs by
Twin Labs. It is a glycerine tincture containing golden seal, marshmallow,
licorice, echinacea, myrrh, black walnut leaves, garlic and capsicum plus
the propolis. It too can be diluted in bottle water.
One mother uses lavender,
tea tree and clove oil in a diffuser to reduce bacteria and mold in the
air. She also burns a myrrh and lavender combination incense when her
children have viral infections (one part granulated myrrh and one part
Thrush is not the
only manifestation of candida in children. Antibiotics and vaccines can
set up an environment for other forms of infant candida and an expectant
mother can pass it on to her baby. "When Barry's mother gave birth
to him, she had a Candida infection. This meant Barry was born with an
internal fungal infection. When he drank his mother's breast milk, the
candidiasis became seated in his intestines and blood."
AND RELATED CONDITIONS
"For almost two
and a half years I was very ill. My immunity was lowered and I was plagued
with every infection that was going around and had a difficult time recovering.
I had constant bladder infections, nose and throat infections, chronic
fatigue, constant constipation, bloating, weight gain, depression, hormonal
problems, loss of hair pigmentation, dry skin, and allergies. After months
of my research, I discovered Candida. I treated myself successfully
and felt great! No sugar, low carbs and antifungal herbal supplements.
I decided to eliminate sugar and get off of the herbs. Immediately my
symptoms returned. I discovered that many with re-occurring candida have
an internal parasite problem. I went to the local health food store
and purchased the parasite herbs to cleanse myself. It's five months later
and I have not been sick again. I am exercising, feel younger than I have
in years and am free from all symptoms. I have given up sugar entirely."
See Supplement section
for additional information.
Here are some links
for parasite killing herbal remedies:
Black Walnut/Wormwood Plus at Herbal Alternatives website
Paragone and Parazyme available plus others.
Pat Lee offers Clark's books and formulas.
and Dental Mercury Connection
Candida converts the
element mercury to methyl mercury which is 100 times more toxic. Mercury
chelation might deliver more mercury to the system temporarily allowing
the candida-methyl mercury conversion. Bacteria should die in the face
of mercury but instead converts it for its own survival. For more details
on dental mercury read Dr Huggins book It's all in your Head.
Metabolites of candida
and claustridia are found in urine samples of children with autism at
Dr. Shaw's Great Plains Laboratory. I worked with a six to seven year
old child, neurologically delayed and originally diagnosed with autism.
She tested high for candida and clostridia in her GI tract. Her parents
used colon hydrotherapy,
and nystatin, worked
with Shaw and were aware of the SCD diet.
and Toxic Metal Poisoning
Metals are also tied
in with candida. Hair analysis is one method of discovering them.
See paragraphs in Intestinal Hydrotherapies section.
RESPONSE, CLEANSING REACTIONS and DIE-OFF
is a reaction to yeast die-off. Another name is the "healing crisis".
Over 300 symptoms are related to candida. Symptoms may be aggravated when
yeast is being destroyed through the use of Aqua flora and/or any anti-fungal
remedies. Yeast wants to survive and will fight to live. When you
win the battle, the crisis is over and you feel better. One client
reported that she had a mild headache for several days and then suddenly
felt much better.
who have a heavy parasite infection have a tremendous die off reaction.
I believe my initial elimination diet and candida supplements helped ward
off a serious die-off reaction during my parasite cleanse. I felt tired,
sleepy, had minor skin eruptions, felt queasy at times and noticed cramping.
These are good signs that my body is killing and ridding itself of parasites.
Enemas relieve the die-off symptoms by washing out the dying parasites,
candida and their toxins. However, if your die-off reaction becomes intense
it is best to start slowly and eliminate some of the herbs from your diet
for a while."
Sickness and cleansing
can be taxing on all the organs and our systems slow down. Clearing toxic
chemicals, accumulated intestinal wastes, parasites, candida, pathogenic
bacteria or viruses is likely to produce slowed bowel transit time until
we achieve some of our cleansing goals. During this time, it's important
to lighten the burden on our bodies by eating lighter meals, avoiding
foods we have trouble with, drinking more fluid and cultivating patience.
The Herxheimer reaction is a severe response to cleansing whatever way
it is accomplished. Die-off reactions can be uncomfortable and the Herxheimer
reaction can mean major discomfort.
What do you do if
you have an aggravated die-off? You have a choice. You can one,
temporarily discontinue taking the product(s) causing the die-off, or
two, reduce the dosage of the product until the body can eliminate
the toxic waste or three, stay on the daily dosage and roll with
the discomfort. Specialists suggest taking aspirin, AlkaSeltzer Gold or
baking soda to reduce the symptoms. Many individuals experience no such
A nurse who was cleansing
described her experience this way. "These physical complaints became
familiar to me while killing parasites. Surely the response is common
where many organisms are to be killed! After several days of excessively
aggressive zapping, I once experienced heart irregularities, leg pains
and severe die-off symptoms. Certainly, I needed to heed those symptoms.
Temporarily cutting back or discontinuing treatments may seem the logical
answer if my response is the result of zapping, taking herbs, hydrogen
peroxide or antibiotics. Perhaps not always. Doing coffee enemas has also
been my answer for attaining relief."
Biofeedback Wellness in Ontario Canada tests for:
Food Sensitivity (166 items) $61.50
Organ Testing & Printout $40.00
Organ Balancing $40.00
Remedies if supplied $ 8.00
Candida Test (only) $20.00
Candida Test with other tests $12.00
Mineral Testing $25.00
Mineral Testing with other tests $15.00
Phone: 905-206-0525 Fax: 905-206-0519
Tests for candida immune complexes and also intestinal permeability with
anti-casein and anti-gliadin antibodies through AAL Reference Labs. Excellent
Great Smokies Laboratory. Candida Antibody · Yeast Culture &
Sensitivity · Anti-Candida Antibody tests. They also include all
the natural products to balance your intestines.
Great Smokies analyze the microorganism balance in the intestines for
the public. One fellow learned he had no Lactobacillus Acidophilus in
his sample at all despite intense supplementation with probiotics. I have
had clients whose tests come back from Great Smokies and they too have
no Lactobacillus Acidophilus! This is not uncommon.
GS Lab test results can indicate digestive and absorptive intestinal capacity;
stool pH; short-chain fatty acids; and presence, absence and volume of
bacteria and yeast. A yeast amount of 4+ is substantially greater than
My Anti-Candida Diet And Natural Treatments
John V Dommisse MD, FRCPC provides his candida protocol. He is a nutritional,
metabolic and psychiatric physician in Tucson AZ and editor of The Natural
Candida Wellness Center
(1-800-869-1613 or 1-800-644-1612)
Howard Loomis, DC.
21st Century Nutrition
6421 Enterprise Lane
Madison, WI 53719
608-273-8110 or 8114 fax
Hannah Kroeger's Herbs
& Products: (Rascal)
5684 Valmont Rd. Boulder CO 80301
1 800 225-8787 (Wholesale)
805 Walnut St. Boulder CO 80302
1 800 206-6722
Centre (Hulda Clark)
757 Emory St. #508
Imperial Beach CA 91932
Candida Research and
POB Drawer JF
College Station TX 77784-5146
Colon Health Handbook
by Robert Gray
Health: Colon Flora, The Missing Link in Immunity, Health and Longevity
by David Webster
Palma Christi by
Edgar Cayce instructs us on castor oil packs and their significance.
Breaking the Vicious
Cycle by Elaine Gottschall
The Missing Diagnosis
by Orion Truss MD
It Could Be Allergy
And It Can Be Cured by Phillip Alexander
Encyclopedic and source of orthomolecular knowledge. SCD diet can be adapted
to fit and additional information on vital topics is covered: environmental
factors, candida associated allergies and intolerances, the importance
of rest, oxygen and sleep as well as what medications to use and how to
tell your doctor what to do.
The Yeast Syndrome
by Dr. Trowbridge mentioned using enemas. "I cleared a yeast infection
that had reached the fungal stage using his diet, some of the suggestions
in his book and a product called Aqua Flora."
Therapies by McCabe.
A Holistic Protocol
for the Immune System by Scott J Gregory says candidiasis is "Due
to poor food combining (mixing sugars and proteins, starches and proteins,
carbohydrates and sugars...) and therefore digestion is interrupted."
Taste That Kills by Dr. Russell Blaylock has done research on aspartame
and a few other substances which he considers to be neurotoxins.
And Restore Your Immune System by Jack Tips discusses the hydrogen
peroxide treatment in depth.
Guess What Came
to Dinner Last Night by Anne Louise Gittleman highlights damage
by parasites, mentions laboratories that test and remedies.
Your Body Knows
Best by Anne Louise Gittleman
The Parasite Menace
by Skye Weintraub
Coping With Candida
Rotated Allergy Recipes $8.95
The Rotation Game $16.95
P. O. Box 31065
Seattle, WA 98103
School of Natural
Healing by John Christopher
SCD Url and Listserv
Details about how
to order the book from the publisher are on this website:
William Shaw PhD, Great Plains Laboratory Director
Dr. Shaw's work is important in the field of autism and its relation to
candida and clostridia. Dr Shaw has video of his work which covers abnormal
yeast and bacteria abnormalities common in autism, the abnormal chemicals
produced and the harm done, the different therapies for controlling the
yeast and bacteria and the improvements expected with the therapies. Shaw
lists adult diseases in which yeast and Clostridia bacteria may be a factor:
schizophrenia, alzheimers, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, HIV infection,
colitis, depression, PMS, vaginal yeast infection, MS, interstitial cystitis.
Childhood diseases affected by bacteria, yeast and fungal metabolites:
autism, ADD with hyperactivity, ADD, seizure, child psychosis, pervasive
developmental disorder for a few.
Dr. Crook's self-scoring candida symptoms test.
An exceptional site regarding Candidiasis Syndrome.
Very comprehensive and includes relationship to allergies, psoriasis,
Excellent explanation of 'dysbiosis' or the imbalance of intestinal microorganisms.
Stanford University's research projects on the subject.
Educational site by an endoscopy medical practice which has some fantastic
scope pictures from the esophagus on down through the gut. A visual education.
I clicked on the picture of esophageal candida.
A more technical look at candida and other pathogens.
More information on intestinal flora for those who like the scientific
Introduction to hormone disrupting chemicals. Candida apparently thrives
with hormonal fluctuations and excesses. Certain foods and toxins are
said to cause an overabundance of estrogen in our bodies. Candida has
been named as contributing to many female problems, such as endometriosis
and other blood clots within the reproductive tract. It's possible the
same factors that contribute to candidiasis, also contribute to gynecological
Beating Candida, Curing Environmental Illness by E. Butler,
Chapter 5, Antifungals
Cure For All Cancers
Although it's called "The Arthritis Fund" it goes into detail
on candida, causes, treatments and doctors who treat candida. It lists
a four step protocol that must be adhered to in order to get well.
Also, there is an interesting article on Molybdenum which detoxes
copper. Molybdenum helps eliminate dead yeast that is still in the system.
The dead yeast can still cause toxic symptoms!
Tremendous candida resources by links.
The Candida/Aldehyde detox pathway and the Molybdenum Connection. Plus
info on intestinal related conditions, supplements such as molybdenum
and pantethine and relationship to brain fog.
Summary of books/diets by many authors including Ali, Gottschall, Sears,
Gittleman plus. After reading, I purchased Dr Majid Ali's book, The
Ghoraa and Limbic Exercises for insight into the emotional and energetic
Avant-garde raw food site plus metaphysics and research on raw and other
transcendent human diet info. The Paleo and Neanderthin diets are included
in articles. Grain/dairy reduction diets.
Contains information on candida treatment which calls for intestinal cleansing.
Dusan of Norway has a great site full of pertinent info on candida, cleansing,
links and recipes.
Review of Lohoz's book, Conquering Yeast Infections, and an intestinal
cleansing program as part of the candida protocol.
One person's story on the relationship between fibromyalgia/loss of hearing
Carl Tuttle's site contains his story with candida and c. freundii plus.
Carol's Candida site in UK.
Cooter PhD writes an excellent article on the role of molybdenum in healing
his own case of candida. Excellent information.
Relationship of Chronic Fatigue to candida plus allergies, thyroid.
The site is for CFS however it has 4 links to Candida info and sites
Interview on relationship between Lyme disease and candida with further
Rich resources on candida including a posting forum.
Long paper by Dr Leo Galland which includes candida.
Articles by health professionals including Jonathan Wright MD and naturopathic
Outstanding Italian source on candida including Ayurvedic approach and
extensive research sources.
Bill Hopkins, Chinese herbalist from Novato CA, has herbs for candida.
The Biamonte Center for Clinical Nutrition
Candida Albicans Intestinal Yeast Infection, Treatment by Electro-Medicine.
Homeopathics available for candida.
Aquaflora is one of the key homeopathic flora formulas for candida.
Flora-Balance by International BioTech USA (800)736-1991.
Thorne product, SF-722, 10-undecenoic acid derived from castor bean oil
is described. Candida Clearance Rotation Protocol. Good explanations.
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