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Old 12-28-2008, 02:15 PM   #1
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The Anti-Candida Protocol Starting Point

This thread is meant to pull all of the information that we have gathered into one place for quick reference for those just starting. I will add all of the links in another post. Please feel free to add additional information to this.

Please ask questions in a separate thread so this can be a summary only for those who don't have time to read the big thread yet.

I highly recommend that you read the "Let's talk.....Yeast/Candida thread. I know it is long, but there is so much good there!

The first thing you MUST realize is:

Every person is different and the severity of the infection is also different. Therefore your treatment will be different. YOu must listen to your body and act accordingly. This room is a place for support and information.

[COLOR="DarkSlateBlue"]I think the reason there are so many variables in the different sites allowances is because there are so many variables between people. Fighting candida is not about just following someone else exclusively, but taking the time to learn what is best for our bodies. Really listen to your body and make decisions based on your tolerances/intolerances. There are basic guidelines that all of those sites agree on, so those guidelines are just our starting place then we must figure out what works for our specific situation.[/COLOR]



With that said we know that many of the reputable sites agree that we should eliminate: grains, nuts, sugar, coffee, tea, starches, fungus, molds, vinegars (except ACV with the mother), fruits (to some degree or another). This is our starting point. We must then begin to see what will work for our individual circumstance. I think the best course of action is to think of battling this in stages.

Yeast likes: ANY bread, pasta, rice, cereal, fruit, sugars, starches, potatoes (these all have carbs that feed the yeast) they also love mushrooms, dairy products, vinegars (except for Braggs with the mother in it) products that contain vinegars like mustard and mayo. Nuts also have mold that feeds the yeast and compromise the immune system.

[COLOR="Red"]Four Steps to Overcoming Candida

* Step 1 – Eliminate foods that feed candida.
* Step 2 – Build up your immune system.
* Step 3 – Kill off candida overgrowth.
* Step 4 – Plant good bacteria in the digestive tract
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Now you may have to actually back off of the protocol some if you are going to fast in order to lessen your die off symptoms. Don't let that discourage you! I had to do it for a while, and now I am doing great.

Remember: YMMV on many things please take it slowly and listen to your body to figure out what works for YOU!
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The diet:
We low carbers have already rid our diets of most of the offending items, but we may need to let go of fruit, nuts, dairy, mushrooms, vinegars and their products, (except ACV with the mother) and low carb breads. Take this elimination step slowly too because as soon as you quit feeding those buggers you will have some symptoms that are not pleasant.

IF you are new to low carb, start with Atkins induction first and then work your way down from there.

Supplements:

The best site for good information is Bee's site located Here

You will find a wealth of information and good explanations about how yeast overgrowth affects your health, what yeast likes and why, and what foods are best to completely avoid until you have a handle on the problem. She also has a section on supplementation that is outstanding!

The most commonly recommended supplements are:

Coconut oil, Pau, d'arco tea, Apple cider Vinegar (with the mother) These can be started right away. Coconut oil should be a gradual addition starting with 1 tsp per day working your way up to 4-6 TBSP depending on your tolerance level. (Some of us can't eat much if we eat 5-6 tbsp per day)

Anti-fungals:
Oil of Oregano
Grapefruit seed extract
Olive leaf extract
Clove oil
crushed raw Garlic or garlic tablets

Rotate these every 7-14 days.

Probiotics: These should be the ones in the refridgerator section of your health food store.

L-Glutamine: This helps heal the gut after getting rid of the candida since many candida sufferers will have leaky gut as a result of the candida planting itself in the intestinal walls and creating microscopic holes that "leak". There are some other supplements that help with this too.

Drink lots of pure water. I drink distilled water that I put mineral drops in to reminerlize it. Tap water has chlorine and many other nasties that will hinder your efforts. Use a filter, Reverse osmosis is preferred. Put some fresh squeezed lemon in your water to help your liver detox.

Take hot baths in epsom salt to help you detox.

I am in the process of gathering all of the wonderful links posted in the other thread together to post here.
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Some great advise posted here:

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I lurk on this thread because I have some yeast concerns. Not everything that everyone tries is good for me and my body. If I'm feeling cruddy or need some advice, I stop here to find out if anyone has experienced my symptoms before and treated them naturally.

If you're looking for a scientific, black and white, prescribed solution to your health issues, you are doing the right thing by seeing your doctor.

Personal, natural health MAINTENANCE is a personal choice that involves a good deal of speculation, experimentation, and time. This thread should give you ideas of how to experiment with your own health, to your level of comfort. Keep in mind that most successful experiments follow similar rules (even the ones doctors do when they swab your tongue or prescribe a drug).

1. Don't change too many things at once or you won't know what's working/not working.
2. Stay consistent with your changes to maintain some sort of reliability in your results.
3. Honestly and objectively record your observations. If it doesn't work-write it down!
4. Continue the experiment for a sustained period of time before analyzing your data. (7-10 days, minimum)
5. Make an educated decision about whether to continue the treatment.

There's no magic pill, no guaranteed result, and no prescription for everybody. That's why we can't answer you. What works for me may not work for you, and even if I'm sure it would, I'm not qualified to give medical advice.

Good luck!
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:37 AM   #3
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One thing I forgot to add to the foods to avoid list :

Chocolate
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One more thing. How do we ask the MOds to make a thread a sticky?
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I'm bumping this thread up because I didn't see it on the main Candida board. I've been reading through the long thread for days and this is very helpful info for anyone that doesn't have time to read that whole thread. Thanks!
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Just to update those that are thinking of following Bee's plan...the initial post has link's to Bee's Candida Diet. I follow her yahoo group and she's taken out all anti-fungals from her diet except for coconut oil and garlic (normal use, nothing excessive). She says she hasn't updated her website yet but if she has talked about it in her posts. Her reasoning is that she's found them to be unneccesary. With a good high fat, mod protein, and low carb diet with her supplements and coconut oil, you'll be able to get candida under control. Also, she's taken probiotics out as well.
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Just to update those that are thinking of following Bee's plan...the initial post has link's to Bee's Candida Diet. I follow her yahoo group and she's taken out all anti-fungals from her diet except for coconut oil and garlic (normal use, nothing excessive). She says she hasn't updated her website yet but if she has talked about it in her posts. Her reasoning is that she's found them to be unneccesary. With a good high fat, mod protein, and low carb diet with her supplements and coconut oil, you'll be able to get candida under control. Also, she's taken probiotics out as well.
wow that is very interesting! I wonder why she took out the probiotics? Off to do more investigating
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One thing I forgot to add to the foods to avoid list :

Chocolate
oh no, really?! you had me until that! even unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder? i am determnied to get rid of these buggers, so if that' what it takes i will do it, but i am not happy about it

i AM hppy that found this thread though. just started a candida cleanse protocol similar to what's rec. here. definitely will need some support. feeling so crappy already. it's like induction sick X 10...

will be coming back to read more tomorrow. love,
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Wow! I have loved cheese my entire life and I've had cravings and binges my entire life. Why couldn't I see a connection until now? I've eliminated all dairy now for about 2 weeks and I can not express how great I feel. Within the first few days I could tell a big difference. I've stopped all foods that feed candida and . . . well, just WOW!
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Die off?

I am positive I have candida overgrowth, the rash in skin folds, the nasty smell!! OMG! How do you know if you are in a "die off" state? What are the specific conditions? I hear it's nasty and uncomfortable, but what specifically do you look for/go through?

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Beware of Bee's

I had to comment on Bee's web site...hate to see incorrect info used by anyone, and leaving them feeling miserable and not knowing why. I've had
bad candida on and off all my life, and have studied alternative health in depth since I was a teenager.

I actually was at odds with Bee over a hormonal issue before, so lost respect at that point. She may be a great person, but from all the most cutting edge
opinions, simple low carb foods with a bit of garlic and coconut oil is not enough, and never was. Supplements are essential.

Also, not taking probiotics is a huge mistake. As a matter of fact, Dr. D. Perlmutter, a prominent alternative health/neurologist has just published a book called Brain Maker, which is all about using pre- and pro-biotics, even
seeing evidence in his practice of how much it helps depression. (one woman, after 1 week on this diet used the word "transformed" in connection with her depression problems). Dr. Brenda Watson also had a show on how to lose weight with probiotics on public health tv.

So don't want to be a know-it-all, but just had to say that Bee is going against all the most knowledgeable Naturopaths that I know of (and that's alot). Please do your own research!!! I have also sufferered from depression a great deal especially after menopause, and I really can't sit still with someone advocating things that are, to me, really dangerous.
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Dataham, thanks. I notice that probiotics are really key for me. They help me in many ways, immune system, weight maintenance, general well-being, and so on. I keep seeing recommendations for Dr. Perlmutter's book. I've put that on my "Read soon" list.

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Hi Auntie Em, Kind of you to comment of my post. I too find probiotics very helpful. Yes I looked at the new Brain Maker book, and it looks very good I'll be reading it soon too.
I'm wonderingly if Bee reads this section, lol....I've become a total chicken since I developed ptsd. Certainly everyone deserves to have their own opinion, but you can't go wrong by doing your own research, and the I usually look for at least 3 respectible opinions that are in agreement on a certain point before I take it to heart.
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Finding this a very interesting thread I have always suffered with candida and dried the diet many times and failed. 10 days into the low car diet and I'm feeling so well! My fatigue and foggy brain has gone, I'm not as achy, I'm waking up and looking forward to the day ahead instead of dreading it. I really feel that in doing low carb it's helped the candida. Only thing I haven't cut out completely of list is a little cheese and a little milk.

I have my candida supplements here but a bit over whelmed at how/when to take them, and if it's to take them altogether. I have 3 but can't remember their name without moving from my comfy seat. Ones a colon clean, one to kill the candida and possibly acidophilus.

In what form should probiotics take? Think acidophilus is a pro biotic?

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Hi Tracywatz,

Yes, getting rid of candida is a pretty involved subject, and you really can't get away from doing some research, if you want good results.
I'm also re-starting the candida diet, from scratch, ugh. And Yes, acidopholus
is a pro-biotic, one of many. In my opinion Enzymatic Therapy Probiotic pearls
is a reliable product.
A website I really like is candidadietplan (just google that phrase, and the site will come up)
and she has lots of suggestions for yeast-killers, recipes, articles, and you could schedule a consultation with her. The newest book on the subject that I just bought is "Living Candida Free" by Ricki Heller, and she also has an online blog.
If I were you, I would choose either a book or a website and get a basic understanding of how candida operates; what are the substances that can help you, in what doses, and then perhaps schedule a consultion with
one of the above candida experts, if you feel you need more info. That way
you're not wasting your money on asking about basic stuff, you know what I mean?
Also, just a suggestion, maybe be a bit stricter in the first 2 weeks and stay
away from milk and cheese? Then later, you can add small amounts back in.
Or just wait till you get more info, but for now stick to low carb. Thats what I had to do--I just got so sick from the candida overload one day, and my
physio said I needed to get back on the candida diet asap. So I tried to leap
back in from one day to the next, and it was too much at once. So now, I've taken a week to get better prepared, get that book, find some simple recipes, and will start again on the weekend. BTW, this same physio, who's done extensive additional training, told me that I would never lose any of my extra weight without reducing the amount of candida I had!!! Interesting, huh? And she's been proven right so far, for sure.

Best of luck, and let me know how it goes, ok?
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Hi Tracywatz,

Yes, getting rid of candida is a pretty involved subject, and you really can't get away from doing some research, if you want good results.
I'm also re-starting the candida diet, from scratch, ugh. And Yes, acidopholus
is a pro-biotic, one of many. In my opinion Enzymatic Therapy Probiotic pearls
is a reliable product.
A website I really like is candidadietplan (just google that phrase, and the site will come up)
and she has lots of suggestions for yeast-killers, recipes, articles, and you could schedule a consultation with her. The newest book on the subject that I just bought is "Living Candida Free" by Ricki Heller, and she also has an online blog.
If I were you, I would choose either a book or a website and get a basic understanding of how candida operates; what are the substances that can help you, in what doses, and then perhaps schedule a consultion with
one of the above candida experts, if you feel you need more info. That way
you're not wasting your money on asking about basic stuff, you know what I mean?
Also, just a suggestion, maybe be a bit stricter in the first 2 weeks and stay
away from milk and cheese? Then later, you can add small amounts back in.
Or just wait till you get more info, but for now stick to low carb. Thats what I had to do--I just got so sick from the candida overload one day, and my
physio said I needed to get back on the candida diet asap. So I tried to leap
back in from one day to the next, and it was too much at once. So now, I've taken a week to get better prepared, get that book, find some simple recipes, and will start again on the weekend. BTW, this same physio, who's done extensive additional training, told me that I would never lose any of my extra weight without reducing the amount of candida I had!!! Interesting, huh? And she's been proven right so far, for sure.

Best of luck, and let me know how it goes, ok?
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Thanks so much. That's really helpful. I had been still having about 200 ml of milk in the day so switched to soya and finding it ok. Also was having a bit of cheese so will stop that. Honestly I cannot believe how much better I feel in just 11 days. I feel like a new person and thus us before I start using my supplements!!!!!

Very interesting point about the weight though because although I've lost inches I'm struggling to lose pounds and still quite bloated.

I'm in the uk where majority of doctors don't believe in candida.
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Glad you found it helpful :-))

I'm in Canada, and have also lived in the US and the great majority of doctors
here also don't believe in candida. It's partly because I think the testing is still not that hot, so it's easier to just deny it's existence, much like fibromyalgia or
chronic fatigue, which they now "acknowledge"!

I feel alot better on the diet too. But if you're not losing that much weight, I would double-check on the foods I was eating. BTW, another good web site is
wholeapproach.

It's a tough diet, but the results are worth it
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