There are other posts on CureZone, claiming similar results from using Turmeric - usually as a side effect.
I have been suffering from Candida for a long time, with most debilitating symptoms associated with Candida Overgrowth.
I have not been eating bread for a long time, very little pasta or other wheat products. But that did not seem to make a big difference. The only difference I did notice, was when I did eat Sugar and/or Bread, the Candida flared up to intolerable levels.
The first thing I did to seriously starve the Candida, was to cut out all refined sugar. I still ate fruit. So, since Sugar in my coffee was the biggest source of daily Sugar - I opted for bitter coffee. That did make a difference, but only slight.
Then I started taking Turmeric. I started with 1/4 teaspoon twice a day. Currently I am taking about 1/2 teaspoon twice a day.
For the first couple of days, I felt GREAT. Then came the Herxheimmer Effect. I felt terrible. Whole body ache, my skin hurt and I had a fever. My urine became a dark amber colour.
I drank a lot of water, and slightly lowered the dose of Turmeric.
Tree days later I felt SO GOOD. And I still feel good. And my tongue is pink. I still take the Turmeric. I also have a regular intake of Ginger and Cayenne Pepper. My urine colour is back to normal.
I am still keeping away from sugar and wheat. But after the occasional succumbing to the lure of chocolate or a pizza, I do not get that terrible flare up.
Maybe this sounds too easy - Turmeric, the stuff that makes rice yellow? But, unless you have serious gallbladder and/or liver problems, I really would recommend taking Turmeric. Do some reading on the Net. I have read only good things, and have only good things to report.
I swear the one time I was feeling better 1.5-2 years ago was something with my diet. I'd tried so many things.. and couldn't ever remember. Recently realizing that I had been putting lots of Turmeric with my food. Just adding it, I never thought anything much more of it..
Thank you for posting on turmeric, it does seem to do an amazing job.
I have more energy than ever before. I have to add things to my routine, and do not need a nap after work any more.
My tongue is 'pretty in pink'. No more white coating.
And the dreaded itch is gone. Nothing. Not even when a have some Sugar (which I do avoid most of the time - maybe once a month I will have some candy, if that often) there is no flare up.
I am severely impressed with Turmeric, and wish I new about its healing properties ten years ago.
My brain fog is mostly removed, but I have always been a bit of a dreamer :-)
And another amazing thing happened: the liver spots on my face is getting lighter. Nothing I have tried so far, has managed to lighten the liver spots. Only Turmeric.
And overall, I feel good.
I must mention that I did get a horrible die-off reaction shortly after starting the Turmeric. But once that cleared, all above mentioned positives started to manifest. I also use Hemp seed oil as a source of Omega 3 and GLA. And I add Cayenne Pepper to the mix, to increase the bio-availability of Curcumin. And I ingest a lot of Ginger with fresh fruit juice.
So, I am very happy with the results, and very thankful that my father told me about Turmeric.
Keep getting better, and enjoy your Turmericed Cuisine!
I tried turmeric several years ago, when I was at my absolute rock bottom. I couldn't handle the reaction turmeric gave me, so I stopped taking it. I was fighting so many problems then that I didn't make the association with candida. It's time to try turmeric again.
I started using turmeric last Friday and boy what a difference in my tongue in just 7 days. I have been using one teaspoon of turmeric in lukewarm water three times a day. Each morning I wake up and look forward to seeing my tongue in the mirror. Each day the white coating on the tongue is less and less. I saw it is about 50% gone. What is left is much thinner. I am also using Manuka Honey. Thanks for the suggestion of using the turmeric. So far the die off has been minimal but I have noticed more itching and aching.
I am glad you are having positive results - personally, I am totally thrilled with turmeric!
I have been using turmeric constantly at 1 tsp per day for about 2 - 3 months, and can occasionally eat something sweet now without getting a flare-up. This does not change the fact that sweets are bad, but I am only human, and sometimes i succumb :-(