Wow, what can i add to this? Thanks so much for putting this all together. I'm very interested in other people's approaches. I too am formulating an attack on candida and would love to compare notes as we go. I'm a woman just over 30 and have on and off for the past 6 years had signs but could not piece it together (although for 4 years or so I believed I had celiac disease--my old GP told me this and it's only recently I learned he didn't do the proper tests to confirm his diagnosis).
Having been put on a course of nystatin recently, I've only just come to realise that candida/some form of this may likely be the problem as the nystatin remarkably reduced symptoms.
Re anti-candida diet, does it for you include rice? I'm not clear on whether I should/can include this?
A website I came across, don't know if you've seen it, www.drcranton.com or is it .org..? He suggests quite a stiff anti-fungal mix along with diet.. something I think I may try if other more natural methods fail.
I am considering liver flushes. FYI I was told by a guy with 40 yrs experience in colon cleansing that coffee enemas are not good for the colon. Also when I get to that stage in my process, I'm going to do it only every 2 weeks to give the body a chance to recuperate.
I'm ordering some high strength oregano oil from the site: http://www.survival.com.mx/health/oregano/ Someone on this forum gave that site out (thank you if you're reading this by the way!). Many oils are only 60% or so carvacrol, the oil available on this site is 85%. I plan to rotate anti fungals.
It's interesting what you say about probiotics because this is such an important aspect and I want to get the right one too. I've taken primal defense in the past but I'm not convinced it's the best out there for candida especially now that it has fermented molasses as an ingredient (??). I'm about to try Udo's first choice super & high potency probiotic (apparently formulated particularly for yeast imbalance).
Threelac, well I'm allergic to brewer's yeast, so I can't take that anyway.
I have also just bought some candex-enzymes which supposedly break down yeast cell walls. Do you have any thoughts on this product?
Have you heard about allimax? Thank you to the curezonian who drew our attention to this product recently. It sounds interesting and I think worth trying. It's an allicin supplement.
I am thinking that just as much (if not more) emphasis should be more on strengthening the immune system than actually destroying the candida (as it's ultimately our immune system that will be doing this for us anyway). All these products claiming to destroy yeast though are tempting! I just gave in to candex.
Have you thought about Ethinacea? Supposed to be very good for the immune system.
Thanks for all the book recommendations--I've yet to digest all the info you gave in your message and look forward to doing so, it'll help me out so much in my planning. I'll no doubt be coming to you with some questions!