Candida Albicans Information

Everything I have learned about Candida Albicans and how to fight it. I hope you find this useful.

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1.Contents............................................................................................................. 1 Causes................................................................................................................... 2 What to do about it................................................................................................2 Diet........................................................................................................................ 2 Die off reaction: ..........................................................................................3 Foods to have..............................................................................................4 Beneficial foods.................................................................................4 Phytonutrients...................................................................................5 Acceptable substitutes: ....................................................................6 Foods to avoid and why...............................................................................8 Reducing intake of drugs..................................................................9 Candida Diet Foods to Raise PH in The Body.............................................10 Healing the intestine lining..................................................................................13 Eliminate colon toxicity...................................................................13 Supplements........................................................................................................14 Anti-fungal:................................................................................................15 Anti-inflammatory: ....................................................................................16 Immune support: ......................................................................................16 Repair........................................................................................................ 17 Detoxifying:...............................................................................................19 Relief of vaginal thrush symptoms......................................................................20 Homeopathic Options................................................................................20 Herbal tea:.................................................................................................21 Topical applications ..................................................................................22 Helpful tips...........................................................................................................23 Sources:............................................................................................................... 23

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Candida Albicans Information

Causes
The biggest cause is a weak immune system, and this is brought on by the following: • The continued use of antibiotics, cortisone, birth control pills, antiinflammatories and steroids. • Chronic levels of stress. • Poor diet: too much simple sugar, processed foods. • Drinking alcohol. • Health disorders: Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes.

What to do about it
In order to fight Candida it is necessary to do all of the steps listed below. These are not in order of importance – each step is as important as the other, and should be done concurrently. • Amend your diet as outlined, to eliminate the foods which feed the Candida and to include those foods which work against Candida. • Cleanse the intestines, and treat intestinal permeability and toxicity. This will help to eliminate the fungus and also feed better nutrition through to your body to equip it to fight the Candida. • Correct the pH of the body, and most immediately the digestive tract, so that it can function optimally. • Supplement the diet: Modern diets today are lacking in many nutrients and supplementation is necessary. Supporting the immune system helps to beat Candida. • For Thyroid imbalances, use detoxified iodine to balance the Thyroid function. http://www.cayceconcepts.com/DetoxIodine.asp

Diet
This diet is simply made up of known foods that will starve the fungus and has been used by hundreds of people with great success.

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as your body becomes stronger. Living yeast cause symptoms by releasing toxic metabolic by-products into your body. especially if a huge number have died at one time. better elimination. constipation. Some people start the program and feel better almost immediately. other factors supporting or stressing you. vaginal irritation/discharge. To improve your decision-making and ability to discern what is happening in your body. but probably a few weeks down the road. increase your water and vegetable intake and use Neutral Vitamin C Plus and a gentle herbal detoxification tea. manage your diet and anti-fungal product dosages in such a way that the symptoms stay manageable. the released toxins are in your bloodstream and can strain the eliminative capacities of the liver. the die-off experience is still likely to occur. Remember. it’s important not to overwhelm your eliminative organs with toxins from dying yeast. and may also be confused with other health challenges. The die-off reaction normally lasts from one day to one week and can come and go throughout the program (it is especially likely to occur during the first weeks of a new Phase of the program). Page 3 of 24 . Fungi are living things and of course do not like to die. etc. (Remember too that the dead yeast cells themselves also have to be eliminated. mental confusion. and/or diarrhoea. If you experience a severe die-off symptom crisis. and your responses to these variables. skin rashes. as you kill them they will temporarily release even larger amounts of these toxins. However. For these folks. kidneys. headache. colon and lymph as they make their way out of the body. your susceptibility to Candida toxins is reduced and thus so are your die-off symptoms. in response to the temporary toxicity.) In the meantime. fatigue. producing uncomfortable symptoms. stop using anti-fungal agents. keep records of your dietary and supplement intake. general aches and pains). Die-off reactions can cause you to doubt your progress. Once you have experienced die-off symptoms. It takes the body some time to clear out the toxins released by dead and dying yeast cells. They may experience flulike symptoms (stuffiness. better mental focus. noticing positive effects such as increased energy. Others start treatment (in some cases even just diet change) and feel worse straight away. numbness. Unfortunately. brain fog.Candida Albicans Information Die off reaction: I must warn you that the first few days you may have flu like symptoms as the Candida parasite begins to die.

seaweed (all kinds especially kelp). nicotine and alcohol. berries. wheat. chard.wholeapproach. Grains should be chewed thoroughly and eaten sparingly. ginger root. Plenty of fresh steamed veggies: Vegetables that inhibit the growth of Candida are: onions. garlic is antifungal (one clove.Candida Albicans Information Make sure you eat plenty of fresh vegetables preferably raw on this yeast infection diet. chlorella). and salad in a grapefruit seed extract water solution for 10 minutes. beans. Green (chlorophyll rich) foods are purifying and help to promote growth of beneficial bacteria. turnips and kale. 10% Complex carbohydrate. caffeine.anti stress. Raw onions and garlic are very good natural anti-fungal. rye. roasted buckwheat (kasha). limes. broccoli. parsnips and raw carrots can help to reduce sugar cravings. broccoli. Not more than approximately 60 – 100g per day.pdf Beneficial foods Beetroots. as are aduki beans and mung beans. For a more complete list of foods for the diet. Apple cider vinegar is ok because it contains malic acid which is a known yeast infection fighter. fowl. Another important consideration is to prevent unintentional ingestion of mould fungi. 5% Fruit. oats. Most nutritionists agree that any good Candida diet should reduce as much as possible processed sugar. brown rice. Foods to have 65% High fibre low starch vegetables such as. The following whole grains help to inhibit Candida growth: millet. They contain B vitamins . quinoa and buckwheat. radish and asparagus. amaranth. seeds and eggs. it is recommended that you disinfect fruit. vegetables. avocadoes. and quinoa. The yeast infection diet calls for no fruits and fruit juices because of the sugar they contain except for: Green apples. spinach. dairy. twice a day or take garlic capsules). They are the main culprits because they help Candida yeast to grow. wheat grass. These include parsley. dandelion. celery. spirulina. barley. go to: (press ctrl and click to follow link) http://www. and micro-algae (blue green. grapefruit. watercress. nettle. 20% High protein foods such as.com/diet/WholeApproach_Food_List. Page 4 of 24 . millet. cabbage. This is very important on the Candida diet because vegetables absorb fungal poisons (mycotoxins) and carry them out of the body. nuts. lemons. garlic. yeast. antibiotic free fish. amaranth. Sprouted beans and grains are very beneficial.

Brussels sprouts. eggplant. I just had to go on what the Mycologists said on this one. raw fruits. Meats preferably to be organic or free range. Individual foods to consume: Garlic – raw. sage. so choose fish above meat where possible and organic over regular. all the lettuces. Nuts (essential fatty acids are anti-inflammatory) Oregano. Eating cilantro counteracts the heavy metals. and all the squashes. but they are also an antifungal and keep the yeast infection from spreading. I have seen one yeast infection diet say yes and the next say no. finely chopped Carrots – raw or gently steamed . My doctor thinks it is not as bad as some people say. celery. vegetables. wild . (Carrots are a very controversial food on the Candida diet. dandelion greens. it contains the highest concentration of phytochemicals) Dark berries – preferably strawberries and blueberries.. Phytonutrients These organic chemical compounds from plants help to promote optimum health and boost the immune system. fennel. If you cook carrots it raises the glycaemic index to double that of a raw carrot. The effectiveness of certain phytochemicals in inhibiting yeast growth and providing a high fungicide effect in a short period of time is now clinically proven. grated just before eating Lemon and Lime – zest and rind (although the rind is bitter. and cloves (antifungal spices) Good Candida yeast diet vegetables are alfalfa sprouts. which is to eat them raw. asparagus. Some fish contain high levels of heavy metals.not farmed. There are some phytochemicals and some combinations of phytochemicals that should be consumed regularly by anyone who is battling a yeast overgrowth.) Nutmeg – purchased whole. turnip greens. Note: while foods will retain most of their phytochemical properties during cooking many of them will lose a large amount of their water soluble vitamins. Reason for this is to avoid the routine antibiotics and hormones given to animals when farmed. no added sugar Page 5 of 24 . fresh or frozen. cinnamon. cabbage. nuts and seeds with the skin or peel consumed with the flesh contain the highest concentration of phytochemicals and therefore the greatest benefit. In most cases fresh.not boiled. They are a simple sugar when digested.Candida Albicans Information Jerusalem Artichoke contains Fructo-saccharides (FOS) which is a type of sugar that can dramatically increase the growth rate of beneficial bacteria. This will speed and promote healing time as well as boost the immune system and increase overall health and energy levels. pumpkin.. or with fish. watercress and rhubarb.

We found that studies indicated that combinations of different phytochemicals multiplied their anti-yeast properties by up to one hundred times. For best results. When combined together the effect is much greater than the effect of the individual phytochemicals. try to consume as many of the anti-yeast super foods as possible at each meal. clove or nutmeg with apples or pears Tomatoes with garlic Tomatoes with onion or leek Cilantro or coriander with carrot Cloves with citrus zest (lemon. best when ground freshly before using) Food Combinations: In our research we found that while some phytochemicals show anti-fungal activity. hazelnuts and walnuts in the daily diet (about 12-20 nuts will provide sufficient benefit) Broccoli – best eaten raw or gently steamed. best eaten with other foods Apples – best eaten raw and in moderation on an anti-yeast diet Cilantro – add raw to top off any dish (coriander is the seed of the cilantro plant and has the same anti-fungal effect. raw leeks can be bitter) Kale. fennel and leeks – raw or gently cooked (add them at the very end of the cooking process if possible. raspberries. onions or leeks Turmeric (freshly ground) with garlic or with broccoli Spinach or other dark leafy greens with garlic Acceptable substitutes: Sugar or Candarel: Page 6 of 24 . Garlic and broccoli Berries – mix blueberries or strawberries with blackberries. cranberries or acai berries Cinnamon. lime or orange) Flax seeds and oils with garlic. can cause some cramping or bloating.Candida Albicans Information Onions. especially almonds. spinach and other dark leafy greens – these contain some of the highest concentrations of phytochemicals of any plants Green tea – contains no energy but thousands of phytochemicals Nuts – raw. coriander can be cooked. Note: Foods do not need to be combined in the same dish. just in the same meal. when combined together some combinations of phytochemicals produce extremely powerful anti-yeast activity.

and helping to regulate a balanced cholesterol level. Friendly intestinal Page 7 of 24 . Rye bread without treacle or wheat flour in it. Coffee can be replaced by roasted & ground chicory. rice flour and tapioca flour with Xanthan gum to replace the gluten. Goats milk or Soy milk. One FOS compound found naturally in Chicory having excellent prebiotic activity. Chicory. because it is a proven antifungal and inhibits Candida yeast. or apple cider vinegar. and in the production of enzymes. and to lesser extent lactobacillus. Inulin is not affected by stomach acids. (Butter with the milk solids removed from it. Inulin is a non digestible. Maize flour can be replaced by Arrowroot or Tapioca flour for thickening. and helps in the production of vitamins. It tastes good too. using Rye flour OR using a combination of potato starch. in its role as a support food therefore has numerous benefits for health. increasing the bioavailability of minerals. primarily the B vitamins and vitamins K and folic acid. potassium. and with wide application in food processing is inulin. Butter is preferable to replace with Clarified butter or Ghee. it comes to break down over time in its fermentation in the colon to provide nutrients to beneficial flora. Increased intestinal fermentation results in better nutrient absorption from the foods we eat. In other words.. By encouraging friendly bacteria. and is currently its best known source. it becomes food for beneficial intestinal flora. it won’t rise!) Milk can be replaced with Rice milk. and in general metabolism. magnesium. (Just don’t use it when baking with yeast. copper. intact into the large intestine(colon) where it undergoes bacterial fermentation. iron.. Inulin fermentation increases functioning of the intestinal tract in liver processing. avoid olives in vinegar. phosphorus. It has been said that the foundation of health begins in the colon. Pasta can be made from rye or rice flour. zinc. It has also been proven to reduce tooth decay in children and adults by reducing bad bacteria. with concentrations of 13%-20%. FOS fermentation. Inulin literally encourages the growth of the intestinal flora that because of this containing a high-profile. non-digestible FOS. Bread can be baked with gluten free recipes.) Olives in brine is acceptable. helps to suppress other harmful bacterial species. Additional health benefits include alleviation of constipation or of diarrhoea. species. and increasing the stool mass for better regularity. short to medium-chain polysaccharide(carbohydrate) fibre with excellent properties as a prebiotic. but finds it way. such as calcium. Chicory root is considered a strong source of inulin.Candida Albicans Information Stevia and Stevia Plus Xylitol is an even better sugar substitute. protecting the liver from the overwork of cleaning out a colon made toxic by putrefying matter. It is very heat stable and makes a great cooking and baking substitute for real sugar. primarily of the bifidus. Grape Vinegar can be replaced by lemon or lime juice. water-soluble.

These are known foods which usually contain fungi in one form or another and when digested break down into simple sugars. particularly the bifidobacteria. grains. at the very least. Gluten feeds Candida. Avoid soda drinks. There are also over 400 known fungi that can affect the health of the human body. malt or molasses. preserved refined foods and mould. brewer’s yeast. Page 8 of 24 . etc. To successfully treat Candida. Simple carbohydrates: Potatoes. rice. where the yeast load becomes too great in the body. processed foods such as bread. Avoid any bruised or slightly old food with mould on it. These people should avoid yeasted bread. yeast pates and spreads (Marmite. pasta. which is found in bread. Sweet potatoes are best avoided or kept to a minimum. are also immunomodulators . Candida thrives on carbohydrates. The yeast infection diet calls for no fruits and fruit juices because of the sugar they contain. Wheat contains gluten. a wheat protein. pies. natural and refined syrups and artificial sweeteners. cakes. Sugar: Candida thrives on sugar. If you continue to eat fruit eat very sparingly berries or grapefruit are a good choice. French fries. give yourself the best chance you can. pizza. dramatically reduce your intake. Most nutritional experts feel it is difficult to control Candida without ceasing to eat fruit for at least six months. crisps – all metabolise into sugar very quickly and feed the Candida.) Eat yeast free bread in moderation. flour. Also foods that contain yeast and gluten. pastry. including blue cheeses. Yeasted foods: There are conflicting views on this subject: Some people have a cross reaction with yeast and Candida. which yeast feeds on. it is important that you eliminate it or.they help regulate a properly responding immune system Foods to avoid and why Here is a list of foods to avoid while you are trying to treat yourself for yeast infection. Avoid all products with white or brown sugar. Mouldy or Fermented: Moulds feed and stimulate the growth of Candida. so it is best to not introduce any of these other fungi into your body when fighting Candida or yeast.Candida Albicans Information flora. it is the micro-organism's favourite food. and symptoms worsen.

and clarified butter. These drugs can be over-prescribed by some GPs. BBQ sauce. Try to cut out alcohol completely. Page 9 of 24 . a contributory factor in Candida overgrowth. Reducing intake of drugs Antibiotics: Many people experience a rise in the level of Candida in their system after taking antibiotics. which stimulates the growth of Candida. salad dressings. pickled peppers. If you are a regular consumer of caffeine cut down to one cup a day. Tempeh and tamari are potential troublemakers. Alcohol: alcohol is a fermented product. A small amount of miso or pure soy sauce (half a teaspoon per day) may be beneficial even though they are fermented. Peanut products and pistachio nuts . If you have to take a course. wine and cider should be eliminated. Caffeine: reducing intake of caffeine drinks can help to reduce stress. mayonnaise.Candida Albicans Information Avoid all vinegars except for cider vinegar. dairy products (high sugar content lactose) except Live cultured yogurt which helps to replenish your intestinal bacteria. hot sauce. If you must. dips. Caffeine also depletes the immune system. pickled or cured foods (high bacterial and mould load) Mushrooms (they are a mould and feed the Candida) Luncheon (cold) Meats –Moulds from being on display. diluted with soda water. Worcestershire sauce. mustard. Smoked. Sauces containing Sugar and/or vinegar: tomato sauce. horseradish. Fermented alcohol such as beer. pickles. dried. It takes the body approximately five hours to replace the intestinal flora depending on the diet and balance of the body at the time. vodka or gin. Often a complementary practitioner can help to get to the root of an illness without using antibiotics.mould inside shells. it is wise to take probiotic tablets to re-populate the gut with friendly bacteria. very occasionally drink good quality whisky. olives.

. nicotine. See your GP for advice. The other is the acid or alkaline forming ability of a food after it is digested. There are two kinds of alkaline and acid forming foods. Excess acidity in our body leads to diseases in three different ways: Enzym activity. • • Over-acidity in organic tissues leads to irritation. thus feeding the Candida and preventing the body from fighting it. due to the body borrowing minerals to try to correct the alkaline balance. teeth.) and suppress the immune system. Cortisone: Suppresses the immune system and raises the blood sugar. rheumatism and other degenerative diseases. The Page 10 of 24 .g. One of course is the acids or alkaline substances the foods themselves contain. bladder and kidney infections to candidiasis. an imbalance is created. Take for instance a lemon which is very acidic. It opens the way to the demineralization of inner organs and bones. from skin inflammations. arthritis. Candida Diet Foods to Raise PH in The Body Acid-alkaline imbalance lays the ground for most diseases. inflammation and body organs are more vulnerable to bacterial or viral infections. Drug intake in general: most drugs tend to have a debilitating effect on the immune system and should be avoided unless absolutely necessary..Candida Albicans Information Anti inflammatories: They can disturb the digestive system (causing bleeding of the stomach and intestines. is deeply disturbed in an acidic body. Science has shown us that there is a close link between oestrogen dominance and yeast overgrowth. Acupuncture can be a helpful support in cases of addiction (e. osteoporosis. which is essential for most organic processes. Contraceptive pill: The use of birth control pills is a major risk factor for developing yeast overgrowth because it promotes oestrogen dominance. Because birth control pills give a woman's hormonal system a continual stream of oestrogen. anaemia. but once digested it has an alkalizing effect in the body. Excess acidity in the body leads to a loss of essential minerals in organic tissues. hair. chronic fatigue. alcohol).

if you eat something from this list and it causes a problem. Page 11 of 24 . I have tried to edit this list to give you more acceptable diet options while treating yourself for Candida. However.Candida Albicans Information absolute best foods for the alkaline diet and to raise body ph are not surprisingly green. stop eating it! Try to eat from the alkaline side 70% of the time if possible.

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Candida Albicans Information Healing the intestine lining The allergies we experience when suffering from Candida Albicans is caused by the roots (hyphe) of the Candida which penetrate the intestine walls. The Psyllium seed fragments are very hard. whatever it adsorbs is removed in the faeces. This was designed to take advantage of other health benefits of oleic acid from Safflower oil and to interact with the Psyllium to amplify its fungicidal effects far beyond what Caprylic acid has traditionally offered. but the one we prefer is liquid Caproyl. each absorbs and then expels toxic materials in the faeces. As the Psyllium gel presses up against the intestinal walls. essential vitamins and minerals may not be absorbed as efficiently. is not absorbed. We recommend that liquid Caprylic acid be mixed with the Psyllium powder. The liver. Neither one is absorbed into the system. The immune system is stimulated into producing antibodies resulting in food sensitivity reactions and a hypersensitive or distracted immune system. resulting in poor nutrition. Caprylic acid preparations exist as capsules or tablets. a volcanic ash. Page 13 of 24 . We need to cleanse and heal the intestines. Because Bentonite. bacteria. physically and mentally. and viruses both in laboratory dishes and in humans. bacteria. Eliminate colon toxicity This can be accomplished by using two natural agents. Bentonite. Psyllium and Bentonite. toxins and other substances can make their way into the blood stream. Bentonite adsorbs toxins. hormone breakdown and digestion. preventing it from carrying out the necessary functions of detoxification. they tend to scrape away at the toxic plaguing on the walls and clean it away over a period of months. Food particles. which vary widely among individuals. At the same time. some unique and beneficial things occur: the liquid Caprylic acid is released into the intestinal wall at a rate determined by the gel. but rather. so that we can restore normal absorption of nutrients. acts toward toxic material as fly paper does with flies when processed into a very fine liquid suspension. and water to be taken orally once or twice daily. can become over burdened. This includes miscellaneous intestinal poisons and toxins generated by Candida Albicans. This situation greatly affects how we feel. not by the intestinal pH conditions. itself. Bentonite. which must filter out all toxins.

intensive farming methods.20 minutes for roots. Steep covered 5 . and 10 . powders. Caprylic acid is slowly released through the entire length of the intestinal tract. You may use tinctures alone or in combination as noted. our diets are not naturally supplying us with all the nutrients our bodies need. But the bulking action of the gel forcibly rubs liquid Caprylic acid into the filth and onto the Candida. Herbs are generally a safe way to strengthen and tone the body's systems. you should work with your health provider to get your problem diagnosed before starting any treatment. routine antibiotic treatment of stock animals. Because the Candida Albicans micro-organisms are buried deep into the toxic accumulations on the intestinal walls. herb per cup of hot water. access to them is difficult. or merely stay well. consistent. or tinctures (alcohol extracts). You may use herbs as dried extracts (capsules. While other colon cleansers may be touted. results are predictable. Unless otherwise indicated.Candida Albicans Information Consequently. Page 14 of 24 . will rid most people of major yeast symptoms in three to eight weeks. For this reason it is necessary to supplement our diets. we know that over a period of many months. poor diet. By doing this we also supply our immune system with the tools it needs to fight against the Candida. and favourable. they will need to continue to eradicate the originating site and cause of the problem. teas).10 minutes for leaf or flowers. Drink 2 .4 cups per day. it acts as a paint brush in delivering the liquid Caprylic acid to the intestinal wall. glycerites (glycerine extracts). They will need to clean up their intestinal environment. using the Psyllium/Bentonite mixture once or twice daily and adding the liquid Caprylic acid every fourth week for five consecutive days will clean out a colon and keep the Candida in check. As with any therapy. however. Not a square millimetre of wall is missed through the entire length of the intestines. If these people really want to improve their health. As the gel rubs itself against the intestinal wall. Liquid Caprylic acid. Supplements In today’s world of fast foods. you should make teas with 1 tsp. dispersed in a Psyllium gel.

Those who supplement with lactoferrin typically take 250 mg daily. 3 . There are a few enzyme products on the market that are formulated for fighting yeast (Candida) problems. You want to particularly check the label and look for these types of enzymes: Page 15 of 24 . two or three times daily . Best used as a tea (2 tbs. Oral lactoferrin dosed at 40 mg daily has been used in a couple of clinical trials.6 cups per day).) Warburgia – 200mg three times a day. use a 10% extract. main function is not antifungal: Digestive enzymes help to digest food quickly so that food particles do not get absorbed and cause allergies.Candida Albicans Information Anti-fungal: Choose one or two of the following remedies. Take the equivalent of one clove per day (or one tablet that equals 4. Caprylic acid is an antifungal fatty acid. Not for long term use Take for 15 days and then stop for 15 days. Optional supplement: Echinacea ( Echinacea purpurea ) has been shown to lower the recurrence of vaginal yeast infections. Optional supplement.Some in vitro studies suggest that lactoferrin acts synergistically with antifungal agents.4 ml tincture per day. Lactoferrin . Start at 300mg three times daily 30 minutes before meals. Garlic – Select a capsule with high allicin yield.5. making them more potent. Some people recommend rotating them to prevent the Candida from building up a resistance to them. and gradually increase to 800mg 3 times a day. boiled in 1 quart of water. Take 2 . Oil of Oregano – 150 mg twice daily. capsules or tincture) is traditionally used as a gentle anti-fungal. Olive leaf extract may inactivate antibiotics and should not be taken while taking antibiotics.000 mcg of allicin. Pau d'arco bark ( Tabebuia avellanedae): Pau D'Arco (available as a loose herb. Pau d'Arco is highly effective against Candida because it can penetrate into body tissues and work on a cellular level. Then repeat the process. or use the cooled tea as a vaginal douche.000 . Olive Leaf extract 500mg three times daily.

protease enzymes can help reduce die-off discomfort because they can further breakdown the waste and residue by the dead yeast cells. Many people dealing with yeast have found that combining an anti-fungal with a yeast enzyme product gives a powerful synergistic effect on yeast. Do not take liquorice if you have high blood pressure or heart failure.Candida Albicans Information proteases (target proteins) cellulases (target fiber) hemicellulases (target fiber) xylanases (target fiber) Yeast cells have tough outer shells made up of protein and cellulose. a mix of omega-6 (evening primrose) and omega-3 (flaxseed) may be best (2 tbs.60 drops tincture three times per day) for 6 weeks. You can try giving more proteases if die-off is too uncomfortable. Immune support: Page 16 of 24 . In addition. slippery elm contains the fibre-rich ingredient mucilage which stimulates mucus secretion Optional extras: Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) are antiinflammatory. The shells may be several layers think and present a barrier to the commonly used antifungal medications and over-the-counter supplements. Use a tea or tincture (1 cup tea three times per day or 30 . Slippery elm calms the inflamed mucous membranes of the stomach.000 1. Slippery elm is a soothing. The strategy of using the yeast fighting enzymes is to decompose or break down the yeast coverings so the yeast dies. The enzymes breakdown the coating and the anti-fungals can act more quickly and effectively in destroying yeast cells. In addition to a soothing texture that coats the stomach lining.500 mg twice a day). oil per day or 1. Reduce animal fats in your diet and increase fish and nuts. or simply reduce the amount of enzymes and antifungals given. Anti-inflammatory: 1st choice: Essential fatty acids: anti-inflammatory. protective demulcent renowned for its beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal lining.

a digestive and immune stimulant. which contains as many of the following vitamins as possible: Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for the production of the GI tracts protective antibodies (SIgA). Optional: Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). Preferably. B5 (100 mg).4 grams of the dried bark or 250 . folic acid and pyridoxine (B6). B2 (50 mg).Candida Albicans Information An anti-oxidant formula will help support the body to detoxify the toxic substances released by the Candida organisms. B6 (50 100 mg). Oregon grape root (Mahonia nervosa). Pro-biotics improve digestion. B-complex: B1 (50 .000 IU's per day.000 mcg).000 mg per day). combat vaginal yeast infections and kill harmful bacteria by changing the intestinal (acid-alkaline) balance thus depriving Page 17 of 24 . Vitamin C (500 . eat as many foods with high antioxidants as possible in your daily diet. vitamin E (200 . Vitamin A can is available in a number of different forms. Pro-biotics compete with disease causing microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract. B12 (100 . probably the best of which for this application is an emulsion. Take a good multivitamin. niacin. this form is more effective as it effectively coats the intestinal mucosa and gets to where it is needed.1. Vitamin A can be used safely in doses of up to 20. B3 (25 mg). and magnesium (750 . Although more expensive. Pro-biotics are responsible for several activities including the manufacturing of B-vitamins like biotin.1. Repair Probiotics are essential.400 IU per day). Certain B vitamins are important for sufferers particularly folic acid.100 mg). B vitamins are vital if symptoms are associated with stress.000 .000-25.1. Viatmin A also helps to maintain a healthy intestinal mucosa and soothes inflammation5. Take 2 .1. Calcium (1.450 mg of the herbal extract three times per day. The other supplements listed here are optional. and barberry (Berberis vulgaris) contain berberine. folate (400 mcg per day).500 mg per day) to correct deficiency often found in people with yeast infections. pantothenic acid and riboflavin.000 mg per day) to balance calcium intake. rather than take pills. and selenium (200 mcg per day) are anti-inflammatory and support immune function.

Candida Albicans Information them of the nutrients they need to live. The continual flow of undigested protein to the blood is also stopped. These functions. Pro-biotics are a category of dietary supplements consisting of beneficial microorganisms that aid in recolonization of intestinal bacteria. Drinking aloe vera juice helps to seal the intestinal wall much in the same way aloe gel seals a wound or soothes a burn when applied to the skin. in the form of l-glutamine. as well as glutamine's ability to prevent translocation of bacteria from the gut to the bloodstream. and soothes irritated tissues. intestinal swelling decreases. Lactobacillus acidophilus (1 . it gently encourages the growth of friendly bacteria. You can purchase glutamine. a generous supply of glutamine will help repair and maintain a healthy small intestinal lining. it fixes the damaged membranes. as capsules or powder and it is widely available in health stores. inhibits Page 18 of 24 . as well as generally reducing septic morbidity and the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. and. have been established in a substantial number of clinical studies both in animals and in human patients with diseases involving impaired intestinal permeability. and the cells of the intestinal wall are tightened. Aloe effectively heals the lining of the intestine.10 billion live organisms per day) bifidobacteria (10 billion colony-forming units per day). Aloe Vera juice (or in a capsule) has been traditionally used for alleviating digestive problems. Glutamine is also required for the production of both intestinal mucus and Secretary Immunoglobulin Type A (SIgA). which basically corrects intestinal weakness. so use with care. There have been several recent studies into the effects of glutamine and what properties it possesses. (Aloe is also a laxative. L-Glutamine is one of the most important nutrients for healing leaky gut syndrome because it is the preferred 'fuel' for the cells lining the mucosa of the small intestine (enterocytes). The reason for such "cleansing" properties is thought to stem from the fact that the intestinal extraction rate of glutamine is higher than that for other amino acids. These cells have the ability to take up glutamine directly rather than waiting for it to be supplied through the blood. intestinal cell proliferation and differentiation. and is therefore thought to be the most viable option when attempting to alleviate conditions relating to the gastrointestinal tract. As a result of these functions. The suggested dosage for moderate-severe leaky gut syndrome is in the range of 520g per day. aiding maintenance of gut barrier function. there is now a significant body of evidence that links glutamine-enriched diets with intestinal effects.) N-acetyl-D-glucosamine promotes growth of beneficial bacteria. The powder is arguably a better option as quite large amounts need to be taken and it also ensures the glutamine is readily available when it enters the small intestine.

6tbsp olive oil. being replaced about every four days. Taking 400 mg of cilantro a day can dramatically reduce the level of heavy metals (particularly mercury) in the body in just 2-3 weeks.Candida Albicans Information Candida and E coli. In the body zinc is required amongst other things for growth and healing and is more essential to cells with a rapid turnover. Blend together: 1 cup fresh cilantro. so it is advisable to do a heavy metal detox once every 4 -6 months. To underline it's importance. Fresh cilantro is extremely effective in helping flush heavy metals out of the blood. The cells of the small intestinal mucosa have an extremely rapid turnover. London has found zinc to be one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in people with leaky gut syndrome. Page 19 of 24 . Keith Eaton. and Europe indicate that chlorella can also aid the body in breaking down persistent hydrocarbon and metallic toxins such as mercury. It is not required to do this all the time. and is needed for intestinal mucus production. zinc is easily depleted in the body and Dr.S. Zinc. cadmium and lead. depending on your lifestyle. eat a couple of teaspoons of this each day for 3 weeks. Dosages in the range of 5080mg per day are usually taken to correct deficiencies of zinc. Numerous research projects in the U. A common dose is 250 mg twice per day with food. Heavy metal toxicity contributes to Candida problems. Make this pesto. Be careful not to take more than 100mg each day. which prevents irritation and inflammation. It is also wise to take 1mg of copper for every 15mg of zinc as they antagonize each other so taking zinc supplements alone will deplete copper in the body. DDT and PCB while strengthening the immune system response. Repeat this 2-3 times a year. so zinc is extremely important to the integrity of the intestinal lining. Up to this level zinc has a positive effect on the immune system but above 100mg per day and it actually inhibits immune function. Heavy metal toxicity contributes to Candida problems. Clinical studies have shown that zinc supplementation can help heal leaky gut. Chlorella is a powerful detoxification aid for heavy metals and pesticides. Detoxifying: Your body does need some metals.

this is just for symptomatic relief. Kali bichromicum This remedy may be indicated in cases of vaginitis where discharge is yellow and tenacious.Candida Albicans Information 1 clove garlic. has a craving for sweets. and a feeling that warm water is flowing out. 2 tbsp lemon juice Fresh apples and apple cider vinegar contain malic acid which is good at removing aluminium from the body. Infections are more likely to appear before the menstrual period or during pregnancy. Discharge from vaginitis is milky and acrid or thick and yellow. Kreosotum This remedy is strongly indicated for vaginitis with watery. Symptoms may be worse in the morning. Then follow instructions at the bottom of the list. and makes the vulva itch and burn. cashew or other nuts. Understand that until the digestive tract infection is cleared. and is easily tired by exertion. unpleasant-smelling. A person who needs this remedy is often chilly and stout. half cup of almond. Calcarea carbonica When this remedy is indicated. Symptoms may be worse in the morning and worse when standing up. Vaginitis that responds to Borax usually appears midway between the menstrual periods. burning and itching feelings may occur both before and after the menstrual period. Page 20 of 24 . A person who needs this remedy is often nervous and very sensitive to noise. The person feels better from resting and keeping warm. thin. Relief of vaginal thrush symptoms Homeopathic Options Read the symptom descriptions and find the one which best describes your symptoms. very irritating discharge that makes the vulva swell and itch. Borax Yeast infections of the vagina with discharge resembling egg white. suggest the use of this remedy.

yet is very emotional inside. and the labia may itch or burn. In addition. This remedy is often helpful for vaginitis during pregnancy. Herbal tea: Drink this tea daily. A woman needing Sepia often feels worn down and irritable. at least half an hour away from meals: • ¼ tbsp Goldenseal root – Page 21 of 24 . A creamy white or yellowish discharge appears. and causes great burning and itching brings this remedy to mind. instructions for use are usually printed on the label. or 30C) should be used. a lower potency (6X. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. 12X. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped. A woman who needs this remedy often seems reserved. A craving for salt and a tendency to feel worse from being in the sun are other indications for Natrum muriaticum. 30X. is offensive-smelling. symptoms may be changeable.Candida Albicans Information Natrum muriaticum Vaginitis with discharge resembling egg-white. Symptoms may be aggravated by warmth and bathing. The vagina may feel sore. Discharge may be more profuse in the morning and increased by walking. wanting a lot of attention and affection. with cold extremities and a weak or sagging feeling in the pelvic region. between meals. Sepia If yeast infections cause vaginal discharge that is yellow and itchy. is likely to respond to this remedy. The woman will be moody. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour. Many homeopathic physicians suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. Pulsatilla When this remedy is indicated for yeast infections. Homeopathy Dosage Directions Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. unless otherwise directed by a physician. Sulphur Discharge that looks yellowish. 6C. possibly tearful. which itches and makes the vagina feel dry and irritated. other times a dose may be indicated several times a day. this remedy may be indicated. another dose may be taken. and in some situations. If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time. select a different remedy. If improvement is seen. which can be either bland or irritating. or white and curd like. 12C. one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient. continue to wait and let the remedy work.

excessive salivation. and is also employed to fight sinusitis and mucus.Candida Albicans Information Goldenseal has a wide variety of uses. 2 tbsp Mullein Historically it was also used for genito-urinary tract infections. Leave in for four hours once or twice a day.  2 tbsp Raspberry leaf • • • Mix these herbs in a litre of water and allow it to draw for 8 – 10 minutes. • Many women have found that tea tree pessaries or tea tree and lavender pessaries help relieve thrush symptoms. female sterility and menopausal problems. profuse perspiration. Strain herbs out of tea and drink throughout the day. patchouli and tea tree are anti-fungal and may be: • combined with lavender and used in a short. For 50ml oil add 10 drops of lavender and 10 drops of myrrh The essential oils of myrrh. It is also used to reduce excessive lactation in nursing mothers and night sweats (especially in menopause). Yoghurt. Page 22 of 24 . tepid bath. Apply full strength to skin infections (discontinue if skin irritation develops). anxiety. 2 tbsp Sage – Sage is used internally to treat indigestion and flatulence. Topical applications Do not use these oils if you are pregnant. Calendula Infused Oil with added lavender and myrrh is also a good remedy. no more. (Or dip a tampon into a mixture of Sweet almond oil with tea tree oil in it: 10 drops tea tree to 50ml Sweet almond oil. It also has supportive properties for the liver and is used to boost the functionality of the liver. can be very soothing. • One single drop of tea tree oil. on a tampon can also be effective.) Replace tampon every 8 hours for 5 days. applied either on a tampon or with the help of an applicator (block one tube and replace tampon with yoghurt). Topical treatments include tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) or lavender oil (Lavandula species ) two to three times a day. while for women it is useful with painful menstruation and pelvic inflammation disease. depression.

Or avoid soap altogether. You can apply marigold (Calendula officinalis) three to five times per day in an ointment for rashes.aspx?id=62346 http://www.wholeapproach. The bacterial load will be too high for consumption after that. Those with thrush should wear loose clothing and cotton underwear.glamourmagazine.Candida Albicans Information • Dilute (one drop of essential oil to 2. If possible.shtml http://www. These treatments are for external use only.ei-resource.pdf http://www. After visiting the loo. Bathing tends to aggravate thrush symptoms.haelan. Sources: http://www. wipe from front to back to avoid cross infection.5ml of base oil) in almond or apricot oil and use as a body oil.html http://www.pureliquidgold. don't wear tights or tight trousers.org/ http://www.co.html http://www.jonbarron.com/candidadiet.co. Helpful tips Spray all nuts and seeds with a solution of 15-30 drops grapefruit seed extract in 2-cups water and spray or soak them for a few minutes to remove any aflatoxins moulds or fungus that may be present.org/treatment-options/treatment-information/leaky-gutsyndrome-treatment/ Page 23 of 24 . store them in glass containers and use within one day. take a shower instead of a bath. Use natural. un-perfumed soaps and detergents.com/PDFs/CleansingGuide.com/index.yeastinfectionadvisor.uk/Remedies-Candida_Albicans.htm http://www.uk/ask-the-experts/default.theherbalist. If you have left-overs. Rotate foods every 4 days to prevent food sensitivities from developing.com/candida-diet.

html http://www.com/lactoferrin.html Page 24 of 24 .goldenworks.advance-health.Candida Albicans Information http://www.beinghealthynaturally.htm http://www.com/womenshealth/controlpills.us/chicory.

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