You have to read all the info that's been posted and the SUCCESS stories on a Yahoo group we've discovered, before you make any sweeping judgements. Turpentine is from pine resin...yes, it can be dangerous in larger doses....but people are starting with only drops at a time.
BaDnOn ~ Thank you for understanding...I KNOW how nuts it sounds...the people who are trying it are all very skeptical and a little scared to do it...I am also. The thing is, once they started getting some results, the fear lifted, especailly when only using drops at a time, in order to avoid a dramatic die-off reaction.
Is there a health issue you're suffering from? Maybe I can help you research? :)
This is probably the wrong place but I'll give you a quick rundown. Look at my other posts on this forum so you can understand my position. I'm the "War Against D. Fragilis" guy. ;) Reading those posts will give you a lot of the story. I'm on (I think) day 6 now of my drug regimen. I've lived the last 6 or 7 years pursuing good health and then this whole train wreck hit me. I've done plenty of research on D. Fragilis, and what really has me stumped is the nervous system stuff. I have strange half-numb (for lack of a better term, parasthesias?) sensations in my fingers and sometimes face and feet as well as headaches often. My vision has seemingly suffered from this too, with new floaters appearing and becoming bothersome in the past months. Now, I've attributed the nerve problems perhaps with a bad reaction to Prilosec (docs didn't know what was wrong with my stomach, so that's the quick fix). I didn't have any nerve symptoms at that point, but after a week of that drug, I thought I was coming down with MS. Parasthesias everywhere, weak legs... It was even hard to talk sometimes. I wrote about it on http://www.askapatient.com.
Anyway, I don't know if the parasite has anything to do with it, but those problems are still present to a lessor degree. Sometimes they briefly abate. Don't know, but I'll quit eating up bytes on this turpentine thread and maybe we can start something else. :)
I did try turpentine and it did absolutely nothing observable for me, except that it quite freshened my breath. On the other hand, it did absolutely nothing observable against me either. Mind you, I was strictly on turpentine on what came to 110 metric drops of turpentine on 3 cubes of Sugar without any dieting etc. every third day for 6 weeks. It appears that much higher doses are possible from at least one anecdotal testimony, something like an ounce a day, but I have not confirmed that on the dog (me). I also do not suffer from cancer. I have other problems. When it comes to candida, from what I have learned during the last 3 years, there is no point trying to get rid of it unless you get rid of parasites. Without that, candida just keeps coming back and at best you can constantly keep it at bay with diet, Miracle-Mineral-Supplement etc. but not with your immune system. Candida, as any fungus, onlz cleans up to start with, even though once imbedded, does its own damages as well.
Thanks for this entry. I was wondering just how sick I will get if I start slowly...with a drop or so, and your saying it lasts a couple of hours is reassuring. I'm still scared of being totally incapacitated, unable to work, and/or in need of a backup plan to get me to an emergency room.
My other concern is I just can't seem to eat like Dr. Daniels advises. I thought I was doing good by going in the direction of Dr. Fuhrman's dietary recommendations (though that is quite difficult to maintain also). So now-in addition to the terror of killing myself (dumb ways to die type fear), I have to wait to become a perfect non nut/bean/oil eating vegetarian. That could be a long wait. Can someone who is suffering from the long term effects of the Standard American Diet, but has eliminated dairy, gluten, and substantially reduced carbs and animal protein glean any positive effects from the protocol?
Dr Daniels was forced out of the country because she was curing people with this cleanse. I don't know how she makes a living now except I do know that she sells these wonderful capsules that help with the cleanse. All I ask for giving you this information is that you please repay her in some way when you can, as soon as you can. You can reach her through vitalitycapsules.com and I also recommend purchasing them as well. Maybe that's how you could pay her back for her wonderful knowledge and extensive research she put into finding this cure. That being said, you all know what you should do! So here it is:)
First, you want to clear the body of as much candida as possible by staying well hydrated (1 quart water per 60 lbs body weight)and putting only the best of foods and liquids into it. This means basically all whole foods, organic and local preferably; the fresher the produce and less sprayed with chemicals the better! You can have overcooked grains as well. And it's preferred that you eat a mostly raw vegan diet but cooked is okay as long as you follow the protocol. I recommend making a huge batch of veggie broth at home and using it throughout the week to cook your grains and veggies in INSTEAD of oils. It works just as well and tastes amazing! No animal products are allowed. Or nuts or oils or fats of any kind. So basically veggies, fruits, and overcooked grains are acceptable. No prepackaged anything including rice milks, granola bars, raw bars, dried fruits are out, bread (even raw breads) etc. You must drink lots of water and omit anything else but herbal teas. This means no alcohol!
Once you have been eating cleanly for 2 or 3 days start taking ACES by Carlson, a B-50 Complex, trace minerals (twice the dosage),B-12, and 1/4 cup flax seed soaked overnight in 1 cup of water, stir and drink in am. I recommend B-12 from Hippocrates Health Institute and a raw B-50 supplement, they have these at whole foods.
You also must make sure you are omitting waste 3 or more times daily, if this is not occurring for you, Dr Daniels' vitality capsules work wonders! But just going on this whole foods diet and drinking plenty of healthy fluids (no caffeine or alcohol!) will help in this process so you may not need to.
Then, you are ready to take the turpentine. I would say make sure your diet has been pure for a week at least, but if you are a person who has never cleansed and who eats the Standard American Diet daily then you should cleanse for up to 4 weeks before attempting this. I would also test it out first by taking a lesser dosage because Candida die-off can be worse for some people, especially if you are a little heavier. So the regular dosage is 3 Sugar cubes (domino dots) and stack one on top of the other. Drip 1 tsp. turpentine of pure gum spirits (it must be of pure gum spirits!) onto the top Sugar cube and wait until it soaks into all three. Then eat and chase with water. It tastes kind of minty and refreshing and the sugar gives it a nice sweet taste. No complaint at all!
She also recommends that if you have had symptoms for more than 2 years you might want to take this dosage once every 4 days, then twice a week until you feel like you did before you had it. Long term dosage is twice a year like our ancestors did.
Be careful though, if you have had candida for a longer period of time or have been on the Standard American Diet for your whole life like me you will have more candida and toxins to rid your body of, so take it slow and cleanse your body right! Remind yourself upon waking and throughout the entire day that you are doing this cleanse for your well-being and praise yourself for doing something so loving for your body. It will pay you back, I promise! Your body is amazing and it will heal, but you must step out of the way and let it. This is just as much mentally as as it is physically. So clear your body and your mind of the toxic energy we tend to pump ourselves with on a daily basis in this society we live in. Love yourself and you will heal!
That's really sad about Dr. Daniels. I would love to know the whole story about her experience and being run out of the country. What a shame when it becomes a crime to heal others. It breaks my heart.
I would be willing to donate to her cause for providing this protocol. Perhaps she can put a donate button on her site or someone can make a site for her. It's horrible when someone is run out of the country for helping others naturally but that is exactly what's happening here in the U.S. Hopefully this will change. Perhaps those in power will someday see that money and power are illusions. As far as Dr. Daniel, I feel it's only fair to give back something to those that help us. Even if it's a few dollars or only a thank you. It's good karma. People who only take in life without giving back often wonder why they are broke, down and out and suffering.
I have a question about this protocal to those that know. Do you take the 1tsp of turpentine with 3 Sugar cubes every 4 days until you feel relief? (when do you stop?) or 2 times a week until relief? what are some of the reactions people are getting on this protocal? die-off? can this cause liver damage? sorry i'm confused how long you do this for and it really sounds scary. I would love to hear some testimonials and what others have experienced on this system. As fascinated as I am with this I have to admit I'm nervous. It sounds like you only take very little. I've always loved pine trees, such a lovely tree. What a blessing if this really works. Well..good luck to those that try it. Please post and share. xoxo
"I sat down at the kitchen table. Put the Sugar cubes down and sat the turpentine down,
and I said, well, this is it. I am either going to die or I am going to find out something.
So I opened the box of Sugar cubes and put one sugar cube on a ceramic plate. I then
opened my turpentine can, pored it into a teaspoon, and dripped the turpentine, onto the
sugar cube. I took the sugar cube, chewed it, and washed it down with water. I did not
feel any different. I went on about my business, and went to work the next day.
The next evening I returned to the same chair in my kitchen and did two sugar cubes.
Again, I did not feel anything. I became quite bold and the third day I did three sugar
cubes. Thirty seconds after taking the turpentine, I felt wonderful. My brain was
exceptionally clear; I was filled with energy. I didn’t need to take my Ayurvedic vitamins,
my mega vitamins, my vitamin C--I was taking eleven vitamins a day. I felt so great, I
skipped my vitamins that day.
The sensation of well being, was like nothing I had ever experienced. It was as if years
of fatigue just evaporated. I knew this was the secret. I discovered the dose that
caused benefit, now, I needed to find the dose at which one experiences not so good
reactions. So the fourth day I took four sugar cubes, the fifth day I took five sugar
cubes, and so on. Finally, on the seventh day I felt a twitch. I can’t explain it, all I can
tell you is it wasn’t particularly pleasant or unpleasant, but having read the back of the
turpentine can, I deduced that this might be one of the things the turpentine can was
talking about. So I stopped taking turpentine for two weeks, to let it wash out of my
The next thing I had to figure out was how often should a person take turpentine and
sugar. In other words, if one takes one dose, how long is it before another dose is
needed to continue the improvement caused by the first dose? So then I took my three
sugar cubes, stacked them up one on top of the other, took a teaspoon of turpentine,
poured it over the top cube, and the turpentine dripped down through the top cube, the
second cube and just entered the third cube.
I did not let the turpentine get to the bottom of the third cube. So I took these three
sugar cubes, and just like the first time I felt wonderful.
I said OK let me keep track and see how long this feeling lasts. Well it turns out that it
was about five days before I felt like maybe I could use a vitamin pill. And so then I
concluded that three sugar cubes two times a week was the dose for maintaining good
Then the next thing to determine was how long could one take it every single day
without experiencing any adverse events? Well, I then took turpentine and sugar, three
sugar cubes every single day for about a week. I did not experience any adverse
events but I decided that was long enough for the purposes of science.
Then I approached my mother who suffered from chronic pain of her finger (30 years)
and her knees (fifteen years). I explained to her that I had been taking it for a while and
would she please try it. She said well OK, and so mom took turpentine and sugar and
her pain got less and less and went away over a period of one week.
Then I approached my sister-in-law and asked her, "Would you take turpentine and
She had some aches, pains,fatigue and various vague but annoying problems. She
took turpentine and sugar and her pains went away.
I said, "Oh my goodness, this could be the miracle remedy I was looking for!"
And so from working with these relatives and a few others who were so kind as to
volunteer, I deduced that turpentine and sugar, basically, is one teaspoon a day
maximum dose, over three sugar cubes 2 times a week. I started recommending it to
patients who had been suffering from longstanding incurable diseases for which there
was no effective medical therapy and people who had not gotten complete healing with
diet, cleansing and vitamins."
Daily warm water enemas using distilled water are very helpful, especially for the week
before and while you are taking turpentine.
Note: If you are having 3 or more bowel movements a day, your small intestine is most
Step 2: Stop eating candida's favorite foods.
This is any food that is blended, cooked, or mixed with something else before you buy
it. Yes, rice milk, rice cakes, power bars, granola, etc. Also, convert all beverages to
water. No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed.
Breads risen with yeast are a major hazard. Studies done in the 90’s to analyze the
yeast in women with recurrent vaginitis found it was the same strain of yeast used in
making bread. So stop eating breads, meats and dairy. These "foods" are all full of
parasites that stress your system and make your body unable to cure the candida.
Step 3 : Strengthen the immune system with food that is organic or locally grown,
purchased fresh and prepared in your home.
The diet I advise is fresh raw fruit, green leafy vegetables, root vegetables and squash.
Also overcooked grains such as quinoa, millet and brown rice or black rice and one raw
salad a day. Eat all you want. If you are raw, same diet just do not cook it.
Spices to use are any green leafy herb, curry, garlic, pepper, cumin, cinnamon.
Notice that nuts, beans, cooked fruit and dried fruit are absent. These foods create a
hostile environment for allowing healing conditions in your body. Dried fruit and nuts
absolutely aggravate candida. Trail mix is an abomination and has destroyed the health
of many a health nut. It nearly did me in. I used to mix my own. That is how ignorant I
By following my dietary recommendations, much of the candida will leave just because
their favorite foods are not readily available. Next are some sample menus to use with
the Candida Cleaner. It is important to stay well hydrated according to the directions in
step 1 of the 5-step Candida Cleaner protocol.
Candida Cleaner - Sample Menus
Menu for Raw Foodists:
All the fresh fruit you care for
All the fresh fruit you care for
If you crave something savory then "after eating the fruit" you can have a Savory Veggie
Stew or salad. No overt fats like oils (including salad dressings with oil), avocados, nuts,
seeds, coconuts should be added.
Water as per your body weight recommendation in Step 1.
A small fruit meal to make sure you've gotten enough carbohydrates.
Wait about 15 to 30 minutes and then eat a large salad or two, or make some Savory
Veggie Stews which you can find out more about at http://SavoryVeggieStews.com
Menu for Cooked food eaters:
Fresh fruit with or without hot oatmeal or cooked quinoa with extra water to porridge
consistency (eat the fruit first and then eat the porridge)
Salad, the larger the better; lemon juice or papaya dressing. Must contain one leafy
Brown rice and vegetables
May substitute quinoa, sweet potatoes, black rice, red rice for brown rice
Same as lunch
Note: For people who eat cooked foods, it is mandatory that they get at least one raw
dish a day. For people who are raw, it is mandatory that they get some greens each
A salad or Savory Veggie Stews would accomplish this.
You can get more information and recipes that have worked for others at http://vitalitycapsules.com
Step 4: Supplements should be minimal as the candida eats your supplements and,
like any good parasite, gets fed first.
I have told many a patient to cut back and even stop quite a few supplements for this
reason. I used to feel that the more supplements the better. Then, I noticed that my
patients that relied on supplements, just kept taking more and more but did not get
Here is a list of what I recommend:
* 2 Bcomplex 50, 2 ACES 2 times a day. ACES is a product made by Carlson. It is a
combination of antioxidants in a particular ratio so that you do not deplete other
nutrients by oversupplying one nutrient.
* B12 sublingual 1000mcg
* Trace minerals twice the dose on the bottle
* ¼ cup brown flax seed – soak overnight in 1 cup of water. Stir and drink in the
Step 5: Kill and repel parasites that have not yet left.
This last step will take you to how you felt before you were ill. This is when you use
turpentine. If you weigh between 40 pounds and 240 pounds, the MAXIMUM dose is 1
teaspoon a day.
If you weigh 241 and above, you may have more Candida than others and you should
actually use a lesser dose. 1/2 tsp will give less die off and discomfort. If this dose is
tolerated, it is ok to gradually increase the dose to one tsp.
TIME OF DAY
Turpentine may be taken in the morning but most people complain about burping the
taste of turpentine throughout the day. It can be taken in the evening but at least 2
hours before bedtime. Some people feel that they sleep better if they allow 2 hours
RELATION TO MEALS
It can be taken with or without food. It seems to be equally effective.
If you weigh between 40 pounds and 240 pounds, the MAXIMUM dose is 1 teaspoon a
1. Take 3 Sugar Cubes. They must measure 1cm or less on each side. There is a
popular brand of sugar cubes in the United States that are the smallest ones available.
All other sugar cube sizes will be too big to use.
If you use the sugar cube size larger than 1 centimeter then you'll end up overdosing on
the turpentine in other words... taking more than 1 teaspoon per day. Sorry but we can't
mention the brand of sugar cubes here.
2. Stack one sugar cube on top of the other.
3. Take one tsp of turpentine and drip onto the top sugar cube.
4. Keep dripping until the turpentine begins to enter the bottom cube.
5. Take the top sugar cube place in your mouth, chew about three times and chase
with water. The water is used to help you swallow the candida cleaner and move it from
your mouth down your throat.
Repeat with the second then the third cube.
If you are unable to find sugar cubes measuring 1 cm or less, you may use granulated
white sugar. One rounded teaspoon. Pour 3/4 tsp of turpentine over the spoonful of
sugar. Some granules of sugar should remain dry or untouched by turpentine. If every
granule is soaked with turpentine, DISCARD THIS SPOONFUL. Repeat with less
turpentine. Place in your mouth and chase with water. No need to chew.
If you weigh 241 and above, you may have more Candida than others and you should
actually use less turpentine.
1/2 tsp will give less die off and discomfort. If this dose does not give any benefit, it is
ok to increase to 1 tsp over a period of 4 doses.
Instructions for People with Candida Symptoms for more than Two Years
If you fall into this category, you may benefit from taking the candida cleaner once a day
for 4 days then, 2 times a week until you reach your pre-candida state. The long term
dosing is once a month or 2 times a year like our ancestors did.
Repeat this dosing 2 times a week: Monday and Friday, Saturday and Tuesday, etc.
This completes the 5 steps. I allow 1 week to complete each of the 5 steps. These
steps must be done thoroughly or there will be candida die off caused by candida that
are trapped and unable to leave the body.