Hi, that's interesting about the Rhizoms - I would have thought that Olive Leaf would zap those, too.
I am adding coconut oil to my cooking whenever I can, but it seems so mild - I can't imagine it would have an impact on a systemic infection, because like you say those mean yeasty roots are really hard to eradicate...
I think I'll use up my grapefruit seed extract and olive leaf capsules and then I'll give the oregano oil and the black seeds or that ule something or other acid a try.
I've had great success with Tanalbit http://www.intensivenutrition.com/Tanalbit.htm.
My Dermatologist provided it to me about 20 years ago, and it's still available. For whatever reason, none of the other OTC candida fighting products ever worked for me like Tanalbit. I credit Tanalbit for enabling me to gain enough energy to start a running program. I took larger doses than recommended, but that's your own call.
Additionally, I found that it boosted the effect by performing Clark Liver Flushes to restore my bile flow. Bile is a natural intestinal antimicrobial, and for me it turned out to be effective to do both. Each consecutive flush kicked my running pace into a higher gear. The results have been very repeatable.
I'm sure the exercise helped as well.
Everyone's situation is likely to be different, and I'm just providing you with my own formula for success.
that's great advice, thank you. I had not heard of Tanalbit but it sounds really good. The liver flushed on the other hand sound fierce - I don't think I have gall stones - how do I know whether I should do a flush? Or is this always good pracice sort of like an enema?
I'm delighted for you that you have taken up running - I love running (haven't done it for some time, mind you). I started exercising 3-5 times a week again about a year ago and I agree that this has boosted my health and brought my candida symptoms down no end!
I never had Gallstones either, but was very sick from Candida die-off for a long time. The Liver Flush for me, in summary, restored its cleansing function which allowed me to handle more die-off. Bile is also a the natural antimicrobial for the intestines, so for me, the flush broke the vicious cycle. by restoring bile flow. Epsom Salts , olive oil and grapefruit juice are all approved for human consumption, so I didn't see it as extreme.
The numbers in parenthesis are references to the links at the end of my post.
Cholestasis is slow or stopped bile flow.(1)(6) Both bacteria and antibiotics can cause cholestasis.(1)(6) Birth control pills and pregnancy can cause cholestasis.(1) Amebic abscesses, or a collection of pus in the liver in response to an intestinal parasite, also cause cholestasis.(1)(3) Abscesses may be caused by bacteria, parasites, and foreign substances.(4) Intrahepatic cholestasis occurs inside the liver.(1) Symptoms of cholestasis include the inability to digest certain foods.(1) One of the complications of cholestasis is poor absorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins.(1) Fat is essential for the proper functioning of the body.(5) Fats provide essential fatty acids, which are not made by the body and must be obtained from food.(5) The essential fatty acids are linoleic and linolenic acid.(5) They are important for controlling inflammation, blood clotting, and brain development.(5) Fats are also an important energy source.(5) When the body has used up the calories from carbohydrates, which occurs after the first 20 minutes of exercise, it begins to depend on the calories from fat.(5) Healthy skin and hair are maintained by fat.(5) Fat helps the body absorb and move the vitamins A, D, E, and K through the bloodstream.(5)
The underlying cause of cholestasis must be treated.(1) Bile is a natural intestinal antimicrobial.(2)
The point here is that cholestasis is real and there is no "cure" offered up in the literature for intrahepatic cholestasis, which if not corrected, leads to opportunistic intestinal bacterial infestations and/or ultimately, fatty liver disease. It seems couterintuitive to throw fat at a clogged liver, but it has worked for me, and clearly for others who have posted testimonials. The green and yellow floating materials discussed on these Liver Flush Forum s are bile, and provide an indication that I am restoring my bile flow. I proved this to myself by substituting flaxseed oil which is not greenish in color, for olive oil on a flush. The floating "stones" were still deep green. It can only be a constituent of bile.