My Candida and Parasite Protocol. Can you help me?
Im reaching out and asking for help.. I have been a member for a couple years, reading and learning from all of you. However, this will be the first time that I make a post and share my story.. Im hoping to get some advice on my Candida & Parasite Protocol. Im feeling a bit confused and a bit overwhelmed and I want to make sure that Im doing things as best as I can, so that Im not wasting my time and money.
Ive always known something was not right with my health. I could never find out what it was for YEARS. Doctors always told me I was crazy and there was nothing wrong with me. They never knew why I had eczema. These dry and painful red rashes in my armpits and inner thighs have been with me for 14 years. Any doctor I saw would only give me more creams, and zero answers. I've been told the floaters in my eyes are "normal." My recurring yeast infections were just treated with more over the counter products that were making them worse. Ive been told my bloated belly "is just my body shape". My fatigue, foggy brain, depression are all "curable" if I take an anti-depressants, but I refuse. Im sure this is not news to all of you, to be misdiagnosed for so long. Its just frustrating, that I wasted 14 years trying desperately to find the answers. Finally after taking my health in my own hands, I asked to get bloodwork and stool testing done. The biggest finding was Candida albicans in my digestive system. I also had a slight intolerance to gluten, ZERO VitaminD, low ferritin, low b12, and low thyroid. I did not get tested for parasites, as the cost was twice as much as the one I got, which hurt the bank enough.
So, I am now 2 weeks in of my second "candida cleanse". When I first received my results in the summer I attempted to do the 3 month program the doctor gave me, however I failed after 4 weeks! So this is my second attempt, except this time I'm going to finish the 3 months. This diet sucks, I will say. But the second time around it seems a little easier. I guess failure makes you stronger.
So here it is. I will point out what my doctor has recomended for me, and what I have added (or would like to add) into the protocol. Any advice from you would be extremely appreciated.
-For 3 months, strict candida diet. No starches, sugar, dairy, coffee, alcohol. 1 serving of fruit a day or less. Also no gluten due to intolerance. Keeping hydrated with at least 8 cups of water a day (drinking way more). - Doctor recommended
-Anti-fungals + Anti Parasite herbs: (loose herb form): Cloves, Wormwood
, P'au Darco, Cats Claw, Olive leaf, and cascara sagrada (for laxative effect). I mix these loose herbs together into a jar and then take one heaping teaspoon mixed with water and 1ml tincture of Black-Walnut
, 2X a day on an empty stomache. - My doctor recommended a way overpriced bottle called Olivirex, basically almost all the same ingredients. I already had these on hand from a previous parasite cleanse and told her I would use my own, she said this was fine, however I didn't mention the cascara sagrada. I added this into my herbal mixture to make sure I am passing everything that I am killing off.
Vitamin B-12 1000mcg -Once daily First month, once weekly second month, once every 2 weeks third month. Doc recommended.
Thorne research Basic B-complex twice a day for the first month, then 1 every other day for 2nd and 3rd month. Doc recommended.
Rosita Cod liver oil - 5ml a day for 3 months with 4 drops of 400 IU Vitamin D3. My doctor recomended the Cod liver oil, and only 2 drops of D3 a day. I didn't feel that it was enough so I'm taking 4 drops because my levels showed so low on my bloodwork. Should I be taking even more D3?
Thorne research Magnesium Citrate 135mg - 2 upon waking and 2 before bed for 2 months. 3rd month 3-4 twice a day. Doc recommended.
Vitamin C - as much as I can throughout the day. 3000-6000mg depending on the day. This was not suggested by my doctor but I decided to add it to the regime.
Multi-Vitmain - starting on the second month 2 scoops daily for 2 months - Doc recommended.
GLA Borage oil - starting on third month, 1 daily. Doc recommended
Thyroid Support - Starting on third month, 1 daily. Doc Recommended
Probiotics - Starting on second month - 1 daily. Doc recommended
Things I would like to add but not sure how to:
I have a bottle of garlic capsules that are 500mg. I would like to take these with my herb mixture, is this safe and how much?
I have oil of oregano but I have read good and bad things about taking oil of oregano. Is this too dangerous to add to my protocol?
caprylic acid. I use coconut oil when cooking but want to get more caprylic acid! from what I read it won't hurt to add this to my regime. How much should I take and where would I add this in my regime?
Probiotics - I worry about my gut flora with all these antifungals and don't want to destroy all the good guys too while I'm at it. My doc doesn't recommend that I start on probiotics for 2 more weeks, but would it hurt to include them now?
Psyllium husks. I just purchased a big tub of this. Im thinking of using this instead of the cascara sagrada. The CS seems to be giving me a "lazy" loose stool. I don't feel like its emptying me out like it should. I have tried psyllium in the past and I like that it bulks up and "pulls" everything out of you. Do you think this is a better option than the cascara sagrada? The container of psyllium says its 66% psyllium husks and 34% inulin. Is this Okay? Ive read mixed reviews on inulin and candida, let me know your thoughts.
I also have not done any enemas since starting my candida cleanse two weeks ago, but I plan on starting with coffee and water enemas
this week. I just don't enjoy doing them...
Lastly, I have herbs like tumeric, dandelion root, and milk thistle. would it be worth to take this as well to support the liver? or am I just doing too much now?
I am also drinking dandelion root tea, Pau dark tea, adding lots of raw garlic and ginger into my diet for extra anti - candida effect.
Well, I think thats all. I hope I didn't share too much and ask too many questions! I understand this is a lot of me to ask, so any help or input would be so appreciated. Thank you for your time and reading about my story.
Wishing you all health & happiness!!!