I have fought off my yeast infection; thanks to a proper diet, pinecone extract, and Udo's oil.
To begin, in order to achieve any type of success, you need to have a very good DIET. You need a diet consisting of low carbs, low sugar, essential fats, and high protein.
The best source of essential fats I found is UDO's oil. This is a very important part of your diet. Essential fats strengthen the immune system and have anti-yeast/anti-fungal properties.
Along with UDO's oil, you should be taking pinecone extract. Pinecone extract gets to the root of the problem and balances the immune system which allows it to do its job. I take liquid pinecone extract daily; it's very potent and it is easier to take than swallowing pills.
If you want anymore details don't hesitate to ask!
Tell me more about pinecone extract, what does it contain, is it like grapefruit sed extract?
Yes, Udo's oil is exceptional, I am a big fan of EFAs, most folks just don't enough of the right oil in their diet. Immune boosting is a wise move with candida.
The pinecone extract says its medical ingredients is pinus sylvestris, which is scotch pinecone extract. other ingredients are organic grape alcohol, distilled water, kosher vegetable glycerin, potassium citrate. You can check our their website, sorry I didn't post it earlier http://immunophen.com/
I think immune boosting is the most important part of fighting candida, it allows the body to do it naturally. I am glad you understand the benefits of Udo's oil!
When I received the bottle, it told me to take 1 ML under my tongue 1-2 times per day. I later contacted the company and they recommended I up the dosage to 3-4 times per day considering my condition. I ended up taking it for 2 months and just after the second month is when I noticed I was symptom free. I saw a change after the first week, could have been closer to the second week.
I was not taking kefir, I tried to stay as organic as possible. I learned my lesson with probiotics, stay away from them as they don't work! If Probiotics worked to kill Candidis why are people still suffering from Candidis and Yeast Infections?
So symptoms free now - wondering what's your plan next? Will you adress the underlying cause as it usually said it exist or just start Probiotics food?
I'm wondering if pinecone works also for other pathogens they said is for immunity boost.
I remember 2 years ago before figuring out the causes I was taking cordiceps and gingseng for immunity and helped a lot. Bbut as I did not know the cause the soon I finished it and continued poor diet and stress the problems were back. Or maybe they just mask the problems for a while...hm. Already started to have AF symptoms...hm
Protein is important for the body in many ways. It is not good to call a person "AN IDIOT" because they have different views to you, pokermaniac. I would tend to disagree with your view that "everybody needs 0.8 grams of protein per kilo", this is like saying "everybody needs short hair or they are an idiot". Some folks do really well on low protein, some on moderate and some on high. After treating many thousands of candida patients for over twenty years, I have found NO evidence that keeping protein intake under 10 percent has any beneficial effect on reducing candida. In fact I do believe the opposite applies. Getting rid of candida is about restoring balance and harmony in the body, it is NOT about extremist methods - these extremist ideas and lifestyles is often what gets people into a yeast infected state in the first place!
And Sydney, probiotics DO work. You need to know how to take they, and when. They don't "kill" candida, they bring about harmony to your existing bacterial population and help to put the "squeeze" on candida. Beneficial bacteria like the acidophilus species also help to produce agents like hydrogen peroxide and even natural antibiotics like acidophilin which actually do help inhibit candida.
Yes you're right, I guess you need to know how to take them and I have not been taking them properly. I haven't had success with it is what I should have said :)
When it comes to probiotics, different strains of probiotic bacteria have different health benefits. The problem is the distinct benefits of each strain of probiotic bacterium haven’t been categorized. Also these dietary supplements have little regulation and may not contain what is on the label. Probiotics don’t have a very long shelf life and and if not kept at a certain temperature just die off.
If one knows how to take probiotics I can imagine they can prove to be beneficial!
Sydney, have you tried to consume more fermented and cultured foods? There is something to be said for consuming foods which have such a positive effect on your digestive system. There is an excellent product called Molkosan, made by a company called Bioforce, which is the first stabilized whey product ever sold. Improving the intestinal health is not a new concept by any means, Dr. Alfred Vogel (the Swiss father of naturopathy) knew back in the early 1950's of the importance of a person's intestinal flora because he always recommended sauerkraut and natural yoghurt to his patients many years before retail outlets started to even sell them. Folks who eat sauerkraut, kefir, kim chi, tempeh, and other such foods don't seem to have any guy issues. While probiotics are good, they have to be strain specific, condition specific and dosage specific, and for that you need expertise in this field!
Apart from the environmental toxicity, I feel that there is another component to modern sickness with parasites.
While people in the past often lived in small geographic areas the diseases they contracted were all local and of common strains? While they were probably exposed to high levels of pathogens they could handle the burden because they had common strains.
My question is, is it the diversity of modern pathogens like worms, Borrelia, etc that cause major symptoms within a person? You could touch a doorknob in a northern city like Oslo, a climate which normally would expose a person to low levels of parasites, and contract parasites from Asia or Africa.
I know that most pathogens never leave the body, and each strain often has a specific niche (i.e. Borrelia strains), so is it possible that the more diverse a person's pathogen's are (through extensive travel, or interaction with people in cities), the more likely they are to be sick?
Yes. The thing is, once you are infected with 1 type your immune system is depressed and therefore you are easily getting new types. Be it worms, protozoans, bacterias, viruses etc. It is all a matter of immune system. The body is an amazingly complex but well built system, so it can function seemingly well under a high load of parasite burden. Nowadays the number of sick people are on the rise because of the extensive migration, travel and globalised food chains. Also because parasitic diganostics and prevention simply do not exist. So yes, it really is a matter of an immune overload which we daily experience as it has become so easy to get parasites basically anywhere (door knobs, physical contact, food etc)'
I have been diagnosed with leaky gut, candida, inflammation, high levels of copper, and also a not insignificant level of lead.
As part of a regimen to cure myself I eat bone marrow soup, glutamine, Marshmallow root, Spirulina, FOS, and EDTA rounds while staying away from food that could trigger inflammation.
Anyhow - I seem to experience a rise in anxiety levels in relation to the intake of probiotics and was wondering if anyone else has experienced this?
I can't seem to find any articles describing this, in fact, only the opposite (that probiotics cure anxiety).
Also, as far as I can see, there can be 2 explanations to this:
1. A transitory phase with re-newed candida die-off
2. Probiotic bacteria that enter the blooedstream due to severe leaky gut.
I tend to think it's the latter as I have been eating only bone marrow soup and spirulina/blueberry shake for 2 weeks plus I had been using antifungals and practiced a Paleo diet for ages before that (and no Sugar or wheat).
Does anyone have any input on this at all?
Should I quit probiotics as it makes me edgy and it surely can't be healthy if the bacteria is entering the bloodstream/system?
Or is it even a plausible theory?
Yes I was reading your post and wanted to give you a little information on what you might want to try. but first I will tell you some of the things I have done, I see that if you would eat right and change your diet a little, things would slow down with the anxiety. you can try walking around as you're having them, try to think of happy things. and avoid stressful things.
My opinion: trust your instincts and quit the probiotics if you feel they're causing problems. I know people who can't take them. Many therapies and medicines mentioned on curezone are used and recommended to be used improperly. Probiotics are not a cure-all, and shouldn't be used if they're making your condition worse.
Sometime in the future, consider dropping glutamine, FOS, EDTA. If your condition isn't being considerably improved by these things, they can make problems worse over time. Anything unnecessary should be stopped.
I don't know anything about your history or who diagnosed you, but if the diagnosis is correct, I would recommend checking liver health too.
All of the things you mentioned are signs of excess. If your copper levels are high, consider camu-camu, amalaki, rosehip, and acerola cherry extract. Unless your lead levels have been reliably tested and shown to be through the roof, herbs and diet specific to your other conditions will gradually allow removal - in other words, don't worry too much about it.
Psyllium-bentonite (search google for "psyllium-bentonite eytonsearth" for a guide) may provide some relief from your symptoms - just don't make the mistake of overdoing it.
If you're using marshmallow root capsules, I highly recommend purchasing this in bulk from starwest, frontier, etc and making a light decoction instead. Maybe investigate licorice root, astragalus, and slippery elm as well. Astragalus is great for the immune system, and nearly specific for your bowel condition. (Based on TCM and ayurveda.) If you can handle licorice root, it's great for the mucus membranes and works well against candida. Slippery elm will perform similarly to the marshmallow. Making a decoction out of all of the above isn't a bad idea. Consider boiling a tiny piece of myrrh, frankincense, guggul, or pine resin in the water for 2-10 minutes before adding the herbs. (The myrrh may fully dissolve, so use a smaller amount.) Whatever hasn't dissolved can be saved for next time.
Marrow soup sounds like a good idea to me, and I'm sure it's working well. Meat broth soups in general (without the chunks) should be handy, and consider adding Celery and (if you're not sensitive to it) a little radish.
Consider purchasing some chelated molybdenum to use temporarily. If your copper levels are high, you have bowel issues, you have inflammation problems, and you're sensitive to probiotics, it's possible molybdenum can help. (Deficiency of molybdenum can produce those problems.) If nothing else, the molybdenum will help to reduce copper levels. If you choose to try it, take it for a week or two at a high dose (can be up to even 2000% recommended) and stop to allow the body time to adjust itself again.
My son will be on an airplane in a few weeks- I am aware that there is not much air circulation. I take olive leaf extract every day and assume the best thing he can do is to strengthen his immune system? About how long before the trip would it take for a product like olive leaf extract to become fully effective? Also, when he is on the plane besides drinking water, any other suggestions? Thanks!
A hand sanitizer with Lemongrass oil. It's the strongest oil for fighting MRSA and other nasties.
"Essential Oils for Travel
"I can’t go anywhere without essential oils! Even driving to work, 40 km down the South Klondike and Alaska Highway to Whitehorse, I have essential oils going in my handy plug-in car diffuser.
I like to use oils like lemon grass, eucalyptus, or peppermint to keep me mindful while I’m on the road. These oils all have uplifting, stimulating, and immune-boosting properties.
For longer trips I always pack my aromatherapy trip kit, which includes a variety of oils; my trip kit contains oils for fatigue, jet lag, indigestion, colds and flu, and minor skin injuries.
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) and tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oils are at the top of my list because of their versatility. Lavender’s name is derived from the Latin “lavare,” which means to wash. When I fly I like to smell lavender essential oil straight from the bottle; not only does it help relax me but it helps protect me from any cold and flu germs circulated in the recycled air that passes throughout the plane.
Tea tree oil has very powerful antiseptic and immune-stimulating properties. It disinfects and is excellent to use as a hand wash while traveling. I always use one drop on my hands after I wash them in a public washroom to protect me from bacteria, fungus, and viruses. Tea tree is also beneficial for coughs, sinusitis, blisters, burns, cold sores, infected wounds, insect bites, and rashes.
Hotel Room Blend
The air quality in many hotels is often poor. I always travel with a scent-ball diffuser that plugs into any electrical outlet, to which I add essential oils that cover the stale hotel air.
Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citrates ) is one of my first choices to add to my diffuser because it does such a good job at freshening the air. It has an uplifting, grassy-citrus scent. It is an appetite stimulant and also helps aid digestion. Lemon grass has a strong tonic and stimulating effect and is a powerful antiseptic. It has a sedative effect on the central nervous system and is useful for headaches. Use as an inhalant or with a diffuser, on skin with a carrier, in massage oil or a bath. Do not take internally. When using topically always use it with a carrier oil.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globules) is a powerful bactericidal and has antiviral properties. Eucalyptus is an excellent immune stimulant, and it’s good for travellers who are tired, run down, and prone to frequent colds. Eucalyptus is also beneficial for muscle aches and pains, sprains, burns, blisters, cuts, wounds, and insect bites; it can also be used as an insect repellent.
I love to put a drop of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil in the palm of my hands and rub it all through my hair; it smells amazing and helps me conquer the afternoon doldrums. Rosemary’s versatility makes it useful in respiratory and circulatory disorders and muscular and rheumatic pain from sitting too long in a plane, train, or automobile. The essential oil can be used through inhalation, massage, steam, or diffuser for colds, flu, infections, arthritis, muscular pain, rheumatism, acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, varicose veins, and oily skin, as an insect repellent, and to stimulate hair growth.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a stimulating, protecting oil that has a strengthening effect on the nerves. It is ideal for the treatment of exhaustion, both physical and mental. Thyme warms with its pungent herbal aroma and is another immune-system stimulant. Use through inhalation, massage, bath, steam, or diffuser.
Travellers’ Aromatic Shower for Jet Lag
Put the plug in the bottom of the tub while you are showering, and add a drop or two of spruce, eucalyptus, or peppermint essential oils for a quick pick-me-up, or add lavender to help restore a feeling of balance.
1 tub full of steamy hot water
6 drops of lavender essential oil
Fill the tub with hot water and add lavender essential oil. Lay back, relax, and let lavender’s restorative healing properties wash over you. Lavender stimulates circulation, so it helps with sore muscles, aches and pains, abscesses, acne, athlete’s foot, boils, bruises, burns, cell regeneration, cuts, dandruff, dermatitis, inflammation, insect bites, psoriasis, and wound-healing."