I had bad candida for over 8 years and I knew that it was serious and I had to do something about it when I couldn't go to toilet for seven days. My own symptoms were: constipation, irregular and infrequent bowel movement, bloating, psoriasis, eczma, extreme tiredness, jock itch, arrythmia, and low energy all the time, overweigtht, insomnia and I caught every bout of cold or flu that was in my area without fail because of a much weakened immune system. There are are over 20 possible symptoms of candida, and these symptoms will always vary between different candida sufferers.
From EarthClinic here is a description of my anti-candida protocols that also provides a link to the original protocol that I followed to cure my own candida. I also give a full description -- with dosages and links -- of the new anti-candida protocol that I would follow now(see below).
" Here is a link to a comment stream on EC where, in several detailed comments [as Bill from the Philippines], I completely describe what protocols, herbs and supplements I used to rid myself of candida. This was My Original Protocol:
When I used this old candida protocol I did not know what I know now -- 3 or 4 years later. My original remedy took a whole year to get rid of my candida, but Ted has said that you can get rid of it in for months. So, after much self-research on candida, here is the protocol I would use now:
To Improve your Body Terrain
*Take Ted's Lime/Lemon alkalizing remedies at least 2-3 times a day as recommended. These alkalizing remedies create the worst possible environment for the candida while simultaneously creating a healthy and oxygenated body terrain. Also take the BS (Baking Soda or Sodium Bicarbonate) with water remedy on it's own one hour before bed - this will help you get a good nights sleep. If you have problems with this, then use Ted's Carbicarb remedy -- this is more balanced and incorporates potassium to balance any sodium issues. Potassium citrate or bicarbonate can be taken to more directly aid intracellular alkalization. Read about Ted's alkalizing formulas here.
*Take at least 2 tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil(VCO) per day to help constipation and intestinal issues. VCO contains mainly medium chain saturated acids, very protective for the intestines, liver and blood. Contains lauric acid, capric acid, caprylic acid and myristic acid -- these act as anti-microbials helping to destroy the candida as well as protecting theintestines from any further external microbial invasion. See this link. I don't use vegetable oils anymore, I cook only with VCO now.
*Take herb supplements like Milk Thistle or Dandylion because the candida die-off(Herx reaction) will create a big strain on both your immune system and the liver which will have to clear the dead candida debris and toxins from your blood -- so you must protect and strengthen your liver during the protocol. Think of this simply as taking out the candida trash. This die-off will give you flu-like or liverish symptoms and perhaps some diarrhea. Accept this and work your way through it as it should disappear once your body and immune system gains overall control of the candida through the remedies.
*Detox and get rid of heavy metals from your body. Due to diet and if you've taken medicinal drugs for any length of time you will have an accumulation of heavy metals. This is a direct cause of acidity and therefore a direct cause of candida. To get rid of the heavy metals just drink green tea 2 or 3 times a day and eat Cilantro 3 times a week in salads. You can also use 10% Sodium Thiosulphate solution (bought cheaply at any aquatics shop) -- 6 drops in a glass of water every day to get rid of heavy metals, arsenic, cyanide and chlorine -- all reasons that cause candida. These will get rid of heavy metals over time and the dosage is 6 dros a day in a glass of water. Heavy metals create an ideal acidic environment for candida as well as for many other auto-immune and immune-deficient illnesses such as arthritis and cancer. Se this link for more details on ST.
Remedies that Directly Attack the Candida
*Drink 1/8 teaspoon of borax in a litre of water throughout the day. Take this for 4 days on then rest for 3 days. So, 4 days on, 3 days off with the Borax. I use 20 Mule team Borax which is fine, but you can also buy Boron supplements which are much more expensive and when you check the ingredients on the back of the Boron bottle, it will probably say that it contains Tetrasodium Borate -- better known as plain old borax. Borax is the ultimate anti-fungal, also good for bones and helps to balance the hormones as well as leeches out the fluoride from your body. Borax ups and helps rebalance your hormones, which is why you must rest for 3 days -- to avoid gland over-stimulation. Read about Borax here.
*Methylene Blue(MB). You can buy this at any aquatics or fish supply store. Used to get rid of fungal and bacterial infections on fish. Also used throughout the last century as a successful anti-malarial. Taking MB on its own will turn your urine green and the whites of your eyes blue, but if you take at least 1000 mgs Vitamin C with the MB, these side-effects will not occur. Dosage: Two drops of a 0. 1% solution of MB in a full glass of water once or twice a day. Do not take MB after 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon - it gives you alot of energy so you will not be able to sleep! ! (I learned this the hard way. . . LOL) MB is a deep acting anti-fungal that is able to penetrate the blood/brain and blood/bone barriers of the body. MB is also a marvellous mitochondrial super anti-oxidant for your brain -- gives you lots of energy. Read about MB here.
* Supplementing with at least 12. 5 mgs of 5% lugols iodine per day -- two drops a day in a glass of water(you can use more). Read about proper dosages of iodine from the Iodine Project Research(most current research) which are over 100 times the RDA recommended daily dose of 0. 125 mgs. Iodine will also help to balance your hormones and is also able to remove dangerous halogens like fluorine and bromine from your body. Iodine is, historically also a very effective candida killer. Read about Orian Truss, iodine and candida here.
*Hydrogen peroxide(food grade) -- I just drink a capful of 3% HP in one litre of water a day when I need it now. Sometimes I splash 3% HP all over my body, this kills everything bad topically as well as being absorbed quite well transdermally into my body by this method. Very potent against all forms of bacteria, viruses and fungus. See this link for more on HP.
Additional and Useful Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
* Vitamin C -- Taken in the more alkaline form of Sodium Ascorbate -- at least 1000 mgs twice a day. Vit C is an anti-oxidant and also chelates heavy metals as well.
* Magnesium -- Taken as Mag Chloride, Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate. Dosage: 250 mgs twice a day. Magnesium is involved in over 300 major enzyme body processes in the body and also gets rid of any staph or strep bacteria quite well. Magnesium Chloride is the best form of magnesium in my opinion. See this link.
* Natural Sea Salt or Fulvic/Humic Acid -- Both of these will act in the same way as absorbtion synergists as well as help createÃ‚ a healthy intestine and help to supply other much needed minerals to your body.
Avoid the following -- all sugar and sugar foods, dairy, all polyunsaturated vegetable oils, aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, MSG, soft drinks, junk foods, fried foods, baked goods containing white flour, red meat and atibiotics. Use coconut oil to cook everything with and use only Stevia as a sweetener. Your diet should contain low amounts of white meat like chicken, turkey and fish with high amounts of vegetables. Rice is OK."
There are other methods of helping to get rid of candida, but I've taken a blanket approach -- I always assume, from my own experience with candida, that other problems caused by other resident bacteria, viruses etc will arise because of the candida and these also need to be addressed at the same time and so this are incorporated into the above protocol.
Ted from Bangkok will have many more remedies up his sleeve that will certainly work -- such as BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) and Azoxystrobin (agri fungicide), but these substances are hard to obtain and I've never used them so I can't really comment. But I have used(and still using) all the above recommended remedies now and I haven't been ill -- no colds, flu or any other problem -- for well over 3 years since I cured myself of candida and I'm over 60 y o now. I've tried to keep the candida remedy relatively simple yet potent. See this link for more descriptions from Ted on Candida.
Lastly, I notice and read alot about people with systemic candida who, when recommended a multi-protocol, tend to simply cherry-pick only parts of the protocol that are just easy and convenient. In my own opinion, candida is a horrible, insidious and pernicious disease that is hard to cure. Candida is far cleverer than viruses, bacteria etc, because it is so robust and tough, can adapt swiftly when under attack, and can hide in your body for years and then suddenly reappear when you least expect it like a cancer -- particularly Systemic Candida. My point here is that there is no simple, convenient and easy one-shot "magic bullet" cure-all pill for systemic candida because candida is not a trivial condition. It takes alot of will and effort to get rid if it, so you will have to adopt an attitude that is every bit as aggressive and dedicated as the candida inside you to succeed. "
Both the protocols follow Ted from Bangkok's remedies for candida. And I can attest that his methods work, because my own candida is now gone (and it's going to stay that way !!).
Worth a mention is that when my candida disappeared, all the symptoms mentioned above simply evaporated(many of my "symptoms" were yeast/fungal anyway). In my research on candida and its symptoms, I have noted that the medical profession openly regards psoriasis as both a pre-cancerous condition and incurable. But when I cured my candida, I can assure you that my psoriasis just completely disappeared altogether. And after 3 years of being free of candida, the psoriasis has never reappeared. Therefore I came to several conclusions about this. First, curing the candida was what cured my psoriasis, and second -- it is not psoriasis that is a pre-cancerous condition, but rather candida that is the pre-cancerous culprit and, perhaps, in certain cases, psoriasis is a definite warning sign that you have a candida infection. Therefore systemic candida is certainly not a trivial condition but is an extremely serious and dangerous condition for the body and can be quite difficult to cure.