Candida Detox

Candidiasis is a type of yeast infection caused by a fungus called Candida Albicans. The fungus is usually found in all people, but an imbalance can create an overgrowth and infection. Determinants that lead to the fungal growth are normally usage of steroids, antibiotics, birth control contraceptives, poor hygiene methods like not washing the vaginal area, hormonal changes during pregnancy, menstruation, menopause, exposing vaginal area to moist conditions, diabetes, frequent exposure to semen, chemicals used in soaps, depression, indigestion, fatigue, and wearing tight clothes.Candidiasis can affect your body parts especially the vagina, groin, underarms, inside the mouth, nail beds, in between your toes, under the breasts. Women are more prone to this kind of infection. Typical symptoms are unbearable itching, reddening of the labia accompanied by thick white odorless discharge. irritation in the genital area, white discharge under the foreskin and/or swelling at the end of the penis.

Regularly perform candida cleanse to get relief. Keep the vagina dry, clean and free from sweat. If you practice swimming, change into dry clothes after a swim. Dip a tampon in unsweetened yogurt and insert in the vagina or rub yoghurt on the outside. Do this twice or thrice a day. Add apple cider vinegar in your bathwater and take a hot bath to soothe your itching and cure the infected area. Tea tree oil has strong anti fungal and antibacterial properties. Use one suppository daily till infection gets healed. Garlic is highly effective and helps reduce itching and burning sensation. Use garlic in your regular diet or even insert a clove of garlic inside your vagina every couple of hours depending on the intensity of the infection. Gargle with basil tea. Drink unsweetened cranberry juice that helps acidify vaginal secretion and combat yeast growth.

You can find candidiasis natural remedies at home. Make a paste mixing baking soda with water and brush your teeth with that paste, then rinse with hydrogen peroxide mixed in warm water. Gargle with a mixture of half cup lukewarm water and half teaspoon of salt. Dab the infected area with rosemary tea. Mix olive leaf extract with grapefruit seed extraction in a glass of water. This acts as a tonic to heal the infection. Avoid taking contraception pills that increase the glycogen content in the vagina that helps food for yeast reproduction. Use condoms while intercourse. This prevents the infection to be passed on to your partner. Avoid being stressed.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    is moringa oleifera is bad for candida detox?
    moringa has antibiotic properties which kills all the bacteria in the body including the good bacteria so it means that it is bad for candida detox.. am i right?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it not bad.Moringa is used as a natural antibiotic.Its like good bacteria that helps fight the bad bacteria. Candida detox is a natural substance in your body. A yeast that if overgrowth can lead to yeast infection.Moringa helps keep the yeast in your body at the right level or number. For more health info about moringa. You can check, Hidalgo Foods . Stay and live healthy.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of an organic Candida cleansing kit in a powder or liquid form?
    I need to find a good Candida cleansing kit in powder or liquid form because I can not swallow pills. I prefer a kit that is organic. Can anyone tell me where I can find a kit such as I have described?

    • ANSWER:
      Ooh, sounds dangerous. I hope you're in contact with a doctor about this. Yahoo answers is a good place for quick info, but I wouldn't consider it the best place to get important health help.

      Have you done your homework on the condition? I like to use Amazon.com to track down books that have been highly rated by users. Just search on Candida and then start reading through all the reviews. If I'm not mistaken, Candida really needs to be controlled with diet as well as detox.

      Personally, I'm no expert on the condition so I'm not certain what type of detox you need. There are all sorts of different types and, in most cases, I've heard there's an order you should detox. Colon, then liver, then blood and kidneys, etc. I can't guarantee this is true, but I've read it.

      If colon detox is what you're after, I've used a system called Colonix by Dr. Natura. I like it best out of the few I've tried because I have trouble swallowing a lot of capsules myself. I also like the way the detox herbs are organized. It makes sense to me. Basically, the system is in 3 parts: powdered fiber and herbs that you mix into water, tea, and some capsules (significantly fewer than other systems. I think the most you ever take / day is 4). You can find out more from their extensive website, DrNatura.com. As a side note, the product is kind of pricey, but I really appreciated the ready customer service they made available because I did have questions.

      Whatever you do, I don't think we can stress enough how important it is to be in contact with a doctor about all this (if you're not already). Hope you're feeling well soon!

  3. QUESTION:
    what foods should a person avoid if they have candida?
    I,m triing to find the best cure for candida, and i hear there are certain foods you should stay away from.

    • ANSWER:
      You should limit your carboydrates, and if you do eat carbs they must not be simple carbs; white sugar, white flour and pasta. If you eat fruit then granny smith apples are okay to eat.

      With candida your body needs to be cleansed thoroughly, because more than likely it is not only in your gut, but in your blood and organs. A good herbal cleanse/ detox is recommended. Pau'darco is good for candida, oil of oregano, and there are a host of herbs to help with this condition. You also need to overload your body with good bacteria(probiotics) consistently. Your intestines is about 80 percent of your immune system and for you to get this problem in the first place your immunity must be low.

      There is a company that i will recommend called custom probiotics, you can go to their website. they sell good quality probiotics for this issue. I was also told some good things by some users on here that may help you. I am going to star your question and hope that some others will come to help you.

      Good Luck.

  4. QUESTION:
    Could green stools come from yeast die off during treatment for candida?
    Started treatment for candida with yogurt as a pro-biotic and grapefruit seed extract for an anti-fungal. Stools recently became dark green.

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible. There are many things that affect stool color including diet, exercise, and medication. Your body detoxes from yeast die off in your blood through your skin, breath, and waste.

      Green stools can also come from too much iron at once in your diet, taking Pepto-Bismol, and eating a huge amount of kale and other deep green veggies.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is a good online health store that sells detox products and health foods?
    I'm trying to buy the candida cleanse, colon cleanse and liver cleanse......... but i also want to find diet foods like the bars and things like that....

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest trying cleansing your body. I found cleansing to be the best weight loss program. I have ever tried. I lost 12 pounds in a week and 29 pounds in a month. I feel better since I removed the toxins from my body and shed some unwanted pounds. I did weight watchers, Jenny Craig and Medifast. I found that cleansing was the best since I saw results quickly and that kept me motivated to stick on the program. You can get info toll free at 1-877-587-4647 or online at http://diet4cleansing.tripod.com

  6. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever gone on the no yeast and low carbs and no sugar diet before(candida diet) please help?
    I have been on antibiotics for years due to constant sinus infections and as a result i now have dysfunctional intestinal flora syndrome i.e to much yeast in the body now i have to detox for 4 months to rid my body of this yeast don't know what to eat and i am starving and having withdrawals does anyone know or have been on this any info on foods will be greatly appreciative!

    • ANSWER:
      "Candida overgrowth" does not exist. It's a condition invented to sell products and books. The only way for Candida albicans to actually hurt you requires your immune system to be severely weakened.

      Detox is a scam as well. Your kidneys and liver can do that on their own.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can you do a candida yeast cleanse, a bowel cleanse, and an anti fungal treatment at the same time?
    I want to do a detox of my body, and I need some advice....
    Also, can you take vitamins and birth control along with the treatments?
    To the first two individuals, i can not respond to your answers because i am not a level two. But the answers you provided me don't help me...

    • ANSWER:
      The best detox answer I ever read went something like this. "Okay so get yourself a liver.... got one? Now just stand there and let the liver do the work".
      Colon cleansing has absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the digestive system. Old science from the late 1800's when meat was the main food and people were constipated all the time. Not enough fruit and vegetables.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well to fully detox.
      Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system. Search gut flora to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there a relationship between candida and depression?
    You see all these websites and shows talking about natural cures and ways to detox the body. One theory i read somewhere was that depression can be cause or made worse by the overgrowth of yeast in the body(e.g. GI tract) and the toxins/irritants they produce. Is this all a bunch of b.s.?

    • ANSWER:
      It is definitely not b.s. Candida is real very real. If you do have Candida it will definitely affect your moods and over all health. You must first make sure you do have Candida. There are some tests you can do by answering to questions. I think naturopaths have a test for it too. If you do have Candida then you must really do your best to get rid of it. I know people who had many health related problems to to candida and after they went on the
      anti candida diet, they felt 100 times better. It is real. Believe me.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there a relationship between candida and depression?
    You see all these websites and shows talking about natural cures and ways to detox the body. One theory i read somewhere was that depression can be cause or made worse by the overgrowth of yeast in the body(e.g. GI tract) and the toxins/irritants they produce. Is this all a bunch of b.s.?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, my mother has severe candida infection and has bipolar disorder, part of which is depression (the low times).

      Candida waste products can travel to the brain and interfere with normal brain chemicals and their transfer and may even block the receptor sites on brain cells so that they aren't able to receive necessary neurotransmitters like Dopamine or Serotonin, which can cause mental illnesses like depression.

  10. QUESTION:
    Candida or systemic yeast infections: why do doctors act like yeast infections all throughout the body aren't?
    possible?

    If you have experienced yeast / candida infections in other parts of your body can you please tell me what you did to eliminate it. A natural diet I assume.
    Where in my question did I say doctors are wrong?

    evirusthelaye: Just to let you know, If you are the only one that answers I would rather delete my question then have you chosen as best answer.
    WHY DO YOU ASSUME IT HAPPENED TO ME AND I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH THIS FROM A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR??

    Here is the TRUTH since you like to go on assumptions. I at least ASK questions as part of the way I SEEK the to find the truth. a woman I know who was hiking / camping all over Australia, Hawaii and New Zealand came home to have her doctor give her this diagnosis- she did not define if he was a naturopath or a regular doctor. He gave her some pills or meds to take - I did not see them - and she told me about it. She said "did you know you can get a yeast infection throughout your body?" I said NO I did not know. Then I went to try and find info about it on the web. I could only find advertising info to buy products and ONE that was NOT selling anything. Seemed he was genuinely trying to help people and he gave them ways on how to "cure" it themselves by modification of diet and acidolpholis / bifidus.
    Your answers are based on assumptions. And I am the "idiot" questioner??? You can email me if you want to continue this since this is not a chat format.
    This I do KNOW yeast needs sugar to "grow"

    use your assumptions on THAT!
    Every industry INCLUDING medical / pharmaceutical are a money making industry and they need your money to continue and it has grown to a money making scheme - hence the insurance industry is booming. I know the HEALTH industry is a money making scheme also. However, there is truth in some of those industries also.

    God gave us this earth and in it can provide for our life and also for cures. Not in a bottle, not in a scheme. Those that are greedy and selfish try to find ways to make you pay for it.

    YES, diet does matter. You have been INSTRUCTED about what you should eat and what you should not for optimal health. If HE has given you life here HE has provided for your life HERE.

    • ANSWER:
      What Evirustheslaye and Skep said.

      Systemic yeast infections are only seen in severely inmmunosuppressed people and you would require hospital care if you have such an infection. The alties want you to believe you have yeast everywhere in your body so you will buy their cleanses and detoxes- the amusing thing is, even if you did have a systemic yeast infection, the crap they tell you to take won't help anyway !

      Such an infection s possible but is very rare and there is no reason for people to routinely believe they have such infections.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why is my skin yellow around my mouth?
    I did a Candida diet and cleanse about 1 1/2 Years ago and since then I've had a yellow ring around my mouth! I have done subsequent detox and cleanses. I eat very clean and drink lots of water. I have also had been tested for thyroid and others all is good. I can't even cover it with make up. I am planning to visit a dermatologist. Any help would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      It is a transient condition...will go away on its own...seeing the dermatologist will help though.

  12. QUESTION:
    I want to cleanse and completely clean my face over the next 3 weeks, what should I do?
    I am fed up with having no skin routines and my skin needs a relief. So the half term coming up I have decided to completely 'detox' my skin on my face and get it glowing by May.
    The only problem is I don't know how to do it.
    Anyone got a routine I can use to cleanse and purify my skin in the coming weeks?
    Thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      One of the main things you should do is start drinking distilled water. Tap water is known to have fluoride, which causes acne. So no matter how much tap water you drink, your skin problems will not go away. Another thing they put in tap water is chlorine, which drys your skin out...distilled water is definitely your best bet. Also, I use organic tea tree oil face wash, it works very well. Try to eat as many organic fruits and vegetables(mainly vegetables) as you can. Not only will your skin look great, you'll also have much more energy and you'll be much happier overall. If you can afford it, I also recommend Aqua Flora Candida Cleanse. I used it a few months ago and I feel so much better than I ever thought I could! It's amazing how great you feel when your body is totally CLEAN, inside and out.
      I suggest you take the candida test, it only takes a minute. Here's the link...
      http://aquaflorainc.com/take_the_test.html

  13. QUESTION:
    what could i use instead of bentonite clay for candida detox?
    i havent found any bentonite clay in our place and it is too costly to buy online and i dont have card so please tell me what better alternatives i can buy instead of bentonite clay

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    What is a good quick detox diet that really cleans out your system?

    No no not a drug detox! lol I am just trying to clean out my digestive track and get my bod digesting properly.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think there is a "quick diet" for detoxifying your system.

      first of all, what type of detoxification are you talking about?

      There is a natural package called Clean Start by Nature's Sunshine
      This is a 14-day treatment for body cleansing. detoxifies and cleanses the colon and the blood.

      There are many ways to clean your body. You can take Cascara Sagrada and Psyllium Hulls Combination by Nature's Sunshine just for a complete colon cleanse. This is a natural laxative with a high Quality fiber for normal bowel movements.

      If it's something for a blood cleanse just take Liquid Chlorophyll and Pau D'Arco and/or Liver Cleanse

      There are many products for cleansing, I recommend you use any or some of the next products:
      Cascara Sagrada
      Psyllium Hulls
      Liquid Chlorophyll
      LBS II
      Pau D'Arco
      Heavy Metal Detox
      Yeast/Fungal Detox
      Enviro Detox
      Liver Cleanse

      Packages:
      Clean Start
      Tiao He Cleanse(chinese combination)
      Candida Clear
      Para-cleanse (for parasites)

      All of them are natural and from the best natural brand you can find on the market, Nature's Sunshine.

      If you just mean a drug detox, then you can use a product called Stat Flush(not related to Nature's Sunshine), it just works for a blood test so you don't get hot, but it isn't really taking the drug out of your body.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the best over the counter medicine to cure a yeast infection?
    I have a yeast infection & I won't it gone!! I have been taking acidophilus pills, is there anything else that I can take?

    • ANSWER:
      You may be experiencing the symptoms of candida (yeast) or something else, but what is clear is that your body (and perhaps your immune system) is telling you that it is out of balance.

      A traditional method of treating candida is to drink a glass of water with 3 tsp of apple cider vinegar prior to each meal. However this is more helpful as maintenance, not so much with a full blown infection.

      I suggest that you cut out all sugar (fruit, white sugar, fructose, etc) and processed food (ie white flour), and severely limit carbs/starch. This is what feeds the candida.

      The OTC methods will only take care of the problem temporarily and don't get to the root your problem.

      Try a gentle detox program such as the one by Wild Rose. It provides herbs that you take prior to each meal for a 2 week period which will rid your body of candida and other toxin while supporting your liver. It also provides a guideline for your diet during the 2 weeks with severe restrictions on carbs.

      This will help you to re-establish a healthy flora in your body, cleanse your liver so it can rid your body of toxins and start you on the path to healthier eating habits.

      If the problem continues, go to your primary care provider for a pap smear and swab for cultures.

      Best of luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    How can you cleans body from mercury and other toxins?
    I think we have too much mercury and other toxins in our bodies. Does anyone have a good purification routine?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm actally taking this six step cleanse. It does have a metalcleanse as part 6. i would do a milder cleanse before taking this one just so your body is ready. Its called Renew Life.
      Step 1 is a mild body cleanse stimulatesliver,lungs.colon.kidneys, blood skin and lymphatic system
      Step 2 is an advanced clease works more on the same but lubes up your digestive system for efficient excretion.
      Step 3 is a parasite cleanse. It eliminates harmful parasits and helps on building an apropriate envirnment for good parasites.
      Step 4 is a yeast/candida cleanse candida is fungus that forms from old yeast. Yeast comes from nutrient deficiencies, to many refined carbs. If you feel alot of disorientation or brain fog this could be why.
      Step 5 is Liver detox. This makes the liver strong (liver removes toxins) and actually improves its function
      Step 6 is the metal cleanse. A stronger cleanse. The mass of the metal being excreted can actually make you constipated but throughout this whole cleanse you take fibre. Fibre actually absorbs the toxins in your colon and takes it for excretion. Its a bit of a commitment to do the whole thing. Hope you find what you're looking for

      Philbert thats ridiculous.....mercury is poisonous.....your body will actually excrete it.....threw your skin (if you have a large amount of mercury in you i would go to a doctor) if its just from contact then try the cleanse.

      I bought it way cheaper than on this website at a local health store

  17. QUESTION:
    What topical medicine for zits actually work?
    My career in the fashion industry allows me to be vain, (well,just the right amount of vanity) I get to have occasional zits but there are days when you feel like you just have to have a clean canvas for a certain presentation or event,what works?Pro-activ?Mario Badescu?

    • ANSWER:
      Acne
      Reasons: Hormonal Imbalances; Candida; Parasites; Dehydration; Alergies
      Solutions: Drink 10 glasses of water a day, filtered, never tap; Candida Cleanse; Colon cleanse; Liver/gall bladder cleanse; Parasite Cleanse; Infrared Saunas; Stress Reducing Technique of Dr. Coldwell; Probiotics.
      oEssential Oils – www.amoils.com
      oBurt’s Bees – www.burtsbees.com
      oCrabapple Flower Essence – www.blackflower.com
      oDetoxify your body – www.detox.org
      oVitamina A – www.costlessvitamin.com – (800) 578 – 5939
      oSweat in a Infrared Sauna TheraSauna – www.therasauna.com (888) 729 – 7727
      oAcne Cream, Acne-n-pimple cream – www.himalayahealthcare.com (800) 869 – 4640
      oVitamin E, Unique E - www.acgraceco.com (903) 636 – 4368
      oLiver Rescue III+, HealthForce Nutritionals – www.healthforce.com (760) 747 – 8822
      oVitamin C, Pure Radiance C – www.synergy-co.com (800) 723 – 0277
      oVitamin B Complex, Max Stress B Nano-Plex – www.vpnutrition.com (877) 335 – 1509
      oZinc, Zinc Food Complex – www.new-chapter.com (800) 543-7279
      oGently wash with food grade hydrogen peroxide – www.familyhealthnews.com (888) 284-6263
      oMist Face daily with Willard Water – www.nutritioncoalition.com (800) 447-4793
      Dr. Coldwell’s Stress-Reducing techniques – www.20minutestolessstress.com (888) 827 – 7720

  18. QUESTION:
    What are some good cleanses for food cravings?
    I found out that i eat when im not hungry, and it's bc of cravings. If it wasnt for them i'd be able to lose weight more efficiently. Though i dont eat every time i have a craving, it would be easier for me to control my weight if cravings were a thing of the past. Has anyone tried a good cleanse for food cravings?

    • ANSWER:
      I totally agree with mtreid2001 - the master cleanse is a terrific way to detox and break a food craving cycle. I've done it for 7 days myself with no negative effect.

      Food cravings can be caused by a lot of things though, for example an overabundance of yeast (candida) or emotional issues, just to name a couple. As you travel your path to wellness using mindfulness might help you determine if your craving is linked to unconscious or unresolved emotional issues. (when i feel angry i am attracted to chips - darn it).

      If, after reasonable attempts, you have no relief from cravings a visit to a health care professional would be in order.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the health benefits of eating a gluten-free diet?
    even for those not gluten-sensitive?

    • ANSWER:
      Well yo would be eating less carbs...so if your overweight you would loose some pounds. Also to detox....my nutritionist put me on a gluten free diet to get rid of a candida overgrowth in my intestines.

  20. QUESTION:
    I fear i have a Candida albicans infestion, how do I deal with it?
    I will see the Doc on monday, but what do I do in the meantime, the itching drives me nuts?

    • ANSWER:
      *Pondering a bit* One of my ex girlfriends bounced between bacterial and yeast infections thanx to the doctors until she took matters into her own hands.
      She used an apple cider vinegar douche (to relieve the itching) and drank acidophilus (good bacteria).
      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsqtoz/a/yeast_infection.htm

      Some recommendations For Wellness
      * Avoid all yeast containing foods: yeast breads, fermented beverages (beer, wine, brandy, scotch, etc.) moldy cheeses, fermented vinegars, salad dressing, peanuts, biscuits, canned citrus fruit juices, cake mix, ice cream, all dried fruit, oranges, pickles, tomato sauce, sugars, yeast powder, processed and smoked meats, malt products, barbecue sauce, olives, mayonnaise, and chili peppers.
      * Avoid sugar (especially hidden sugars such as those found in soft drinks, pastries, canned fruits and vegetables), artificial sweeteners, and all refined carbohydrates.
      * Rotate between at least 2 different anti-fungal herbs every 4 days to kill the candida yeast in the intestinal tract such as garlic and pau d' Arco, or try a yeast/anti-fungal combination including Yeast/Fungal Detox, Caprylic Acid Combo or Caprylimune.
      * For even greater effectiveness, try using a homeopathic remedy for Candida to help relieve symptoms and aid in the healing process.
      * Supplement with Acidophilus daily. This helps to reintroduce the good bacteria back into the intestinal tract(this works well as it is what my ex did).
      * Colostrum can also be used to help reserve the balance of intestinal flora and support the immune system.
      * Take 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil or omega 3 oil daily to improve healing and prevent the fungus from destroying cells.
      * Incorporate Echinacea to help strengthen the immune system.
      * Use a multivitamin & mineral complex with vitamin A to provide all the nutrients needed for proper immune function and for repair of the intestinal lining. Try to select a vitamin complex that includes zinc.
      * Treat any yeast or fungal infection that appears on the skin with tea tree oil.
      http://www.soulhealer.com/candida.htm

  21. QUESTION:
    Will becoming a vegetarian help me with my health problems?
    I'm a 16 year old girl. I have constant headaches and stomachaches, sometimes debilitating. I'm also always tired and I sleep terribly at night.
    I'm active. I play softball and have practice six out of seven days a week. I don't eat horribly, but I could eat better.
    Will becoming a vegetarian help with these problems?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what is causing your condition. Do you have these symptoms every day? Here are a few things I think MAY be causing these symptoms, but there could be other reasons also.

      * allergy- if you are allergic to certain foods they can make you ill and this may become progressively worse as you continue to eat them. It can also come on suddenly as an allergy is an immune system response where your immune system mistakenly identifies a normal food as a pathogen.

      * enzyme deficiency- the way we get energy and nutrients from foods is we have specialised proteins called enzymes which help to break down the proteins fats and carbohydrates we eat and release the constituent parts for use in our bodies. Sometimes we don't have enough of a given enzyme and this means it doesn't matter how much or how healthy a food is, we just won't get enough of that particular nutrient because we don't have enough enzymes to provide it for us. Lactose intolerance is a good example, this is an allergy to dairy products which is caused by insufficient lactase enzyme molecules to break down the milk sugar so it has toxic effects which trigger the immune system response.

      * imbalanced nutrient intake- being deficient in one area of your diet can influence how well you absorb some of the nutrients you are getting enough of. Enzymes are made from minerals so if you don't have enough of a given mineral (eg calcium, magnesium etc) you can't build enough new enzymes when you need them. There are other molecules involved in nutrient absorption and transportation as well.

      * gut microflora- not sure if this is really true, there are lots of people saying detox diets are based on pseudoscience. But I read a book years ago which discussed how some of the living organisms in your gut can get out of balance and these are surviving because they consume nutrients from the foods we eat. For example Candida is a type of fungus (a yeast to be specific) which we commonly have in our GI tract. The author reckoned that since they survive on sugars, if we eat too much sugars for too long they can become overabundant and the sugars we really need to keep our brain and body healthy are feeding the colony more than us. This would explain headaches as your brain needs a constant supply of glucose for the cells to survive. It could also explain the tiredness and stomach upsets.

      * disease- there are many medical conditions which could be causing your symptoms.

      SO... time to go to a doctor. You need to eliminate the possibilty of more serious conditions before you consider this to be something you should treat with a dietary change, just in case. Once you are cleared for nasty illnesses and diseases then looking into diet is the next step. Good luck.

  22. QUESTION:
    I'm bipolar and have been a guinea pig to many drugs with bad side effects. Does Chinese medicine work?
    in any way for that and anxiety? I'm not a severe case where I'd whack somebody, I just get down and anxious and fight it all the time even with meds to be happy go lucky like I want to be. What about accupuncture? Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Curing Bipolar Disorder

      ‘They {the medical establishment} hate that word {cure}, like the devil hates holy water’
      Dr. Royal Raymond Rife
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      Intestinal Dysbiosis/Candida Overgrowth

      ‘All diseases begin in the gut’ Hippocrates 460-370BC

      Mental illness starts not in the Brain but the Gut. Do you have digestive problems like colic, bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, and malnourishment {are you very skinny and find it difficult to put on weight?}, and do you have a white/yellow-coating on your tongue? Do you suffer from frequent headaches, mood swings, depression, fatigue, and other symptoms related to ‘candida overgrowth?’

      Read 'Gut And Psychology Syndrome' By. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, NMedSci{neurology}, MMedSci{nutrition}
      This doctor, who has a clinic in Cambridge for treating mental illnesses like Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Disorder. Her son suffered from Autism, she found the cure and the root cause, and believes that all mental illness can be cured.

      I found that my bipolar disorder was caused or worsened by Candida overgrowth or Candida Related Complex. You should consult a Naturopathic Doctor {not a homeopath, they're different}, a Nutritionist that has treated Bipolar disorder before, and an orthomolecular medicine doctor.

      Candida thrive on sugar, so Cut out all sugar, unstable/imbalanced blood sugar levels can cause depression and hyperactivity, replace table sugar with Xylitol {much more healthier and beneficial and tastes the same in the same portions! you wont notice too much of a difference, don’t go near NutraSweet or Aspartame, monosodium glutamate - avoid like the plague}.Cut out stimulants like caffeine, and soda soft drinks.

      S. Boulardii is a good probiotic that flushes out candida from the body. Look into Kefir Making, this home-made free probiotic drink in itself will bring you much improvement in your mental health and well being, all you need is Kefir Grains to get started, google ‘Kefir Making’ and look at Doms Kefir Making website, it tells you everything you want/need to know.

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      Fasting & Detoxification

      Do a detox fast a 3-day apple fast, only red/golden delicious apples, and fresh water, along with coffee enema's, this is all stated in 'Cure your acne in 3 days' but it works great for bipolar disorder, most BP's have bad skin according to one conventional website i was reading. This will help rid your body of the accumulated toxins affecting your brain, and kill a lot of Candida Yeast.

      See the outlined 3-day fast here, although for acne, it will work for bipolar disorder also:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ApSkpEDAvDkxo2PRN3DFZ7Tty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080709071408AAIc9x0&show=7#profile-info-D0W5kyt1aa

      Recent studies have shown that Prozac {a popular antidepressant} has anti-fungal/candida properties, and inhibits its growth, this is due to Serotonin. Further, Sodium Valporate {used as a mood stabiliser} has been shown to stop the growth of harmful pathogenic microorganisms/worms in the gut. This is very interesting findings, as it supports that mental illness is due to problems in the gut or intestinal dysbiosis.

      Go on the anti-candida diet. Source: 'The Yeast Connection' Book

      Drink Alkali water, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to every litre of purified water you drink, this will prevent disease and reduce the growth of Candida. Source: Mr X Acne e-book

      Look also into Gerson Therapy/Juicing, this has cured many diseases, not just cancer, it will help with mental illness. But start this after you have rid yourself of candida.
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      Correcting Nutritional Deficiencies

      -Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 3 supplements or Carlson’s Brand 2-3g per day has been shown in scientific studies to reduce manic-depression significantly. Strictly, the brands mentioned as they are pure pharmaceutical grade, and are used in clinical trials, plus the Carlson’s Brand has added fat-soluble vitamins.
      Google it to see the research with omega 3 and its remarkable effects on mental illness, yet more evidence that mental illness is due to nutritional deficiencies, which has been aggravated by Candida overgrowth/Intestinal Dysbiosis.

      -EM Power Plus + by TrueHope, has been shown to be very effective, look at the testimonies on mcmillans BiPolar website. Personally i have not used this, as my current nutrition programs works great.

      -A multivitamin/ mineral supplement in a bioavailable form, E.g . Higher Nature brand

      SAMe - 400mg per day, this will boost your energy levels. And has been called the ‘instant antidepressant’, please have the histamine blood test done with the help of a mental-health orientated nutritionist, before taking this. If you are high-histamine {google it}, you will need to take methionine 1000-2000mg per day.

      ======================================...
      Getting to the ‘Cause’ of mental illness

      Get blood tests, to test for:

      - Histamine {high histamine is the cause of many bipolar type symptoms, highly recommend this test}

      -Nutritional deficiencies/Nutritional profile.

      - Adrenal exhaustion,

      - Homocysteine,

      - Pyroluria, http://www.kryptopyrrole.com/

      - Allergies, Allergies to certain foods can cause psychological problmes/mental instability, the most common offenders are Milk, Gluten, Egg, in that order, try eliminating each one for atleast 72hours and see how you feel.

      - Candida Comprehensive Stool test, or D-Mannitol Urine Test {best and most accurate, bu hard to find a lab/scientist that does this, as its new}

      - Thyroid disorders, including Wilson's Thyroid disorder, although this involves monitoring youe body temperature immediately on waking, I think it should be above 97.5F, I am not sure, check this first/research.

      -heavy metal toxicity, Ever heard some on say his as 'Mad as a Shoe Maker', well shoe makers used to use harmful chemicals like mercury, lead which made them go mad.

      Your nutritionist can arrange these test through a local lab, or you could..., Biolab in London does this.

      ===============================================
      The Cure for Mental illness was Found Decades Ago!!!

      Read Carl Pfeiffer's PhD book 'Nutrition and Mental Illness', he was a pioneer with orthomolecular medicine and cured many people of bipolar disorder.
      The Brain Bio Centre in London continues his work, as does the one in Princeton US, although it is very expensive. And in my opinion you can recover and save the money if you read and search for the knowledge.

      Dr. Carl Pfieffer MD PhD cured bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, OCD and many other mental illnesses, 30 years ago, he used mega doses of bitamins/mineral to cure the patient, he claimed Schizophrenics had a genetic predisposition to be dificient of niacin. And Bipolars were High Histamine, which can be reduced by taking Vitamin C 1000 - 2000mg as Magnesium Ascorbate and L-Methionine amino acid supplement.

      Exercise as much as you can! especially in the morning, 30mins per day minimum, or Yoga, swimming, meditation, do something relaxing.

      Take Coenzyme Q10 30mg to boost energy levels, when you feel tired, also SAMe.

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      Knowledge is Power

      Watch the videos on youtube.com, type in 'psychetruth' and watch the 'Nutrition by Natalie' videos especially.

      Take 5HTP to boost the feel good serotonin levels, and melatonin at night if you are having sleep problems. Since the circadian clock of bipolar in usually out of synch. If this is the case, watch the sunrise, and set, this will help synchronise your clock and sleep patterns to normality.

      ===============================================
      Why does my Doctor/Psychiatrist not know this?

      Conventional medicine is crap at treating mental illness, alternative medicine has the answers. Just try it out first, regardless of what your Dr. will tell you. Just try it.

      Psychiatrists make a lot of money from chronic life long mental illnesses, which they claim is genetic and incurable, which is a load of BS. Further drug companies make a lot of money from you; since most mental illness cannot be cured {according to the Doctors, since they are merely repeating what they learnt at med school} you have to stay on medication for a life-time {as maintenance}

      Psychiatrists examine mental illness from various angles, although they are helpful, they do not address the cause of chronic mental illnesses like BP disorder. Psychiatrists will look at genetics, childhood experiences, and psychological influences, the last thing they will consider looking at is your digestive system. Strange that, since medical history gives plenty of examples where severe psychiatric conditions were cured simply by ‘cleaning out’ the patients gut.

      Unfortunetly Dr. Carl Pfieffer MD PhD could not afford the expensive 0M+ clinical trials demanded by conventional medicine, as 'evidence', so his work is ignored by doctors, but accepted by naturopaths, nutritionists and herbalists.

      Renowned Japanese Professor Kazudzo Nishi, estimates that 1 in 10 psychiatric conditions are due to self-intoxificiation coming from the gut, the odds are muh higher for the westerner, due to poor diet, abundant use of antibiotics/lack of probiotics in diet/fermented food.

      Read: ‘Politics in Healing’ for more information. Also check out my answer here, which begins with 'This is not new', as its in voting, my username is not displayed:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AvTFll2Ik4dqUfNIaw6Dt.vty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080704172613AAZgAV7&show=7#profile-info-jbINJGI7aa

      http://www.consumerhealth.org/articles/display.cfm?ID=20060216161340 talks about Mental illness

  23. QUESTION:
    Do colonic helps with candida and other toxins?
    I want to try colonics to help with my detoxification, but it seems like it would harm any beneficial bacteria in my intestines. Is this right? Or do I have it all wrong lol

    • ANSWER:
      You don't have candida and "toxins" (the alties just throw that word around, they don't even know what it means) and even if you did these "detoxes" wouldn't help.

      In alt.med land, candida is a fictitious disease invented by the quacks in order to market their various scams.

  24. QUESTION:
    Could someone please tell me how to begin a liquid diet cleanse?
    How often should I have a liquid meal and how long should I remain on the liquid diet?

    • ANSWER:
      i used kefir for liquid cleanse from time to time

      I find my energy is not compromised, and while I definitely detox the symptoms are not as severe.
      I use only aged kefir (at least two days in the fridge) that no longer smells yeasty.
      Some of the things I have noticed after/during a fast are:

      suppression of candida symptms
      mild flushing of liver/gallbladder
      cleansing of the bowel
      improved digestion

      I have never felt well while fasting. Even worse when trying a juice cleanse. This fast with kefir seems to be perfect for me

  25. QUESTION:
    Should i do a colon cleanse before a whole body detox/cleanse?
    I've heard that a colon cleanse was necessary if your trying to get healthier. I've heard about a cellular cleanse, total body cleanse, toxin removals and a colon cleanse. Which is the.best and where can I find out better info on all these.

    • ANSWER:
      Do the colon cleanse first, it will be easier to do the whole body cleanse. Also consider a Gallbladder/liver cleanse and candida cleanse.
      It's easy to do these and you can find the steps on line for the GB cleanse. Google Hulda Clark. She has the best one.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does taking acidophilus pills help yeast infections?
    I have reoccuring yeast infections a lot. I bought a generic brand of acidophilus pills at Walmart. Does taking one a day help prevent and/or cure yeast infections starting?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, probiotics are essential to try and get rid of candida. Taking probiotics "friendly" bacteria suppresses the growth of potentially harmful bacteria. You can also try a bowel detox. If you find your yeast infections keep occuring, you really need to start the candida diet in combination with probiotics. It's very strict! no sugar, white flour and a lot more no nos lol but it eventually gets rid of the candida overgrowth! ;)

      http://www.thecandidadiet.com/

  27. QUESTION:
    I want to chelate my 4 year old autistic child. Any parent/Doctor success stories re: infrared saunas & detox.
    I am currently boosting my autistic daughter's immune system and trying to get rid of all candida. My next step is chelation. I have heard about infrared saunas helping the detox process. Most info comes from manufacturers or agents, this information could be subjective? I am looking for first hand information from parents or docters (not an agent). How the sauna helped their autistic child? Does the sauna help detox metals?

    • ANSWER:
      Go on KILL your kid, why don't you. Stop listening to organisations like autism speaks, DAN and CAN as they brainwash you into taking these expensive treatments when in fact all that is needed is proper therapy, chelation is PROVEN not to work so stop listening to patrents who have "success" stories.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there an over the counter anti parasitic drug?
    I just went to see my pediatrician about a week ago and I don't wan to go back again. I'm 14 and I think I got worms in my stools, so is there an over the counter anti parasitic drug I can take to get rid of those small white worms in my stool? Thanks, 10 points to the best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      hm? thanx for sharing!! D=

      Yes, you can, but in an all natural form; Go here:

      http://sweetsunnah.com/

      then to Colon & Parasite Cleansing on the left menu bar.

      *Edit* Regarding the answer below mine, mainstream doctors don't believe in parasites and are extremely conservative, so your best bet would be to find a holistic alternative health doctor of some sort. I once complained about my colon and what not, and a doctor prescribed me yet another drug, what did that do? made me sick and twitch the entire weekend!

      A detox or a better diet, as well as strong probiotics are recommended. Also, antibiotics kill good bacteria which lead to an overgrowth of bad bacteria in the body, thus this can lead to a candida overgrowth which can have detrimental affects on your health, and thus cause more parasites in the long run, so your best bet is to get a natural solution to your parasitic problem.

  29. QUESTION:
    What does BioSuperfood Algae supplements do?
    i am taking these vitamins called biosuperfood micro algae. Has anyone else taken these? What is the point of them? I have acne so does it clear acne along with cleaning out your body toxins?

    • ANSWER:
      "- These foods are rich in natural minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron. They are also an excellent source of trace minerals that are commonly lacking in today's diet.

      - Many of these vitamins and minerals exhibit antioxidant properties which aid in the elimination of toxins and free-radicals, helping the body fight disease and stay healthy. These elements also fight cancer - in fact, preliminary studies point to spirulina as a natural anti-cancer agent.

      - Spirulina and blue-green algae are highly effective for heavy metal detox, as multiple studies have shown.

      - Phycocyanin gives spirulina its unique blue-green color and perhaps its anti-cancer properties. This specialized blue pigment is only found in blue-green algae.

      - Blue-green algae and spirulina are rich in protein, including the essential amino acids. By comparison, spirulina produces twenty times more protein per acre versus soybeans. Considering the rapidly declining reputation of soy, spirulina could be considered a worthy replacement.

      - Spirulina is rich in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid which aids in the health of the joints and heart. It is also helpful for specific issues like weight loss and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

      - Blue-green algae can help balance the flora in the gut, which aids digestion and fights candida overgrowth.

      - Spirulina is known for its ability to temper the appetite and stabilize blood sugar levels. It may also help with food cravings.

      - Studies have exhibited spirulina's amazing ability to reduce inflammation in the body. This can be important in preventing and treating a variety of conditions.

      In spite of their nutritional punch, blue-green algae and spirulina do not pack a lot of calories. This makes it effortless to incorporate these superfoods into your diet regardless of your nutritional needs and preferences. It is important to find a quality source of blue-green algae or spirulina. Poor quality supplements may contain heavy metal contaminants and other toxins. Be sure to examine the source of your blue-green algae and spirulina carefully before buying.

      For More Information:

      http://healingdeva.com/blog/health-...

      http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnu..."

  30. QUESTION:
    Does anyone suffer from Candida symptoms?
    I am not talking about women's yeast infection but the other form. If so what are your symptoms and how do you treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      I found the list of Candida symptoms overlap soo many other things, its practically impossible to know if you have it. However, there are some herbs. I take one by Nature's Sunshine called Yeast Detox. It seems to help with that sort of thing. Especially since I eat more sugar than I should.

      www.naturessunshine.com

  31. QUESTION:
    Could a yeast infection cause a light period?
    I had a yeast infection about a week and a half ago. I started spotting 3 days ago today...the flow is really lighter than usual. and different in color. So could the yeast infection cause a light period?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, a yeast infection could cause spotting or abnormal periods. Most of the time your over-the-counter treatments for yeast infections tend to only cover the symptoms. They don't usually correct the problem, which could be an internal acidic environment, your good bacteria is out of balance, your diet contains too many refined sugars, refined carbs, and alcohol(if this applies).

      These are just a few things, but you can take action now to get your body back in balance. You can correct these problems and prevent getting a yeast infection ever again in the future. You can learn more about yeast infection causes and yeast infection signs and symptoms but checking this out.

      http://detox-flush.blogspot.com/2008/05/natural-candida-cures.html

  32. QUESTION:
    How to use flax seed as a colon sweep...?
    I'm going to start a juice fast in a couple weeks, and I would like to use flax seed (drunk with water) as a toxin absorber and colonic broom. Can someone please point me to directions, warnings, etc.? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      You can use flax seeds in a number of ways, starting now, leading up to your juice fast.

      Grind them up (or buy them pre-ground in a sealed air-tight container) and sprinkle them into yogurt, on a salad, over brown rice, etc...

      If you would like more info on colon cleanses you can do at home with simple ingredients visit http://www.candida-cure-recipes.com/colon-cleanse-recipe.html

      For more info on natural detoxing with herbs visit http://www.candida-cure-recipes.com/detox-with-herbs.html

      Another page about natural ways to cleanse and detox http://www.candida-cure-recipes.com/natural-detox-body-cleansing.html

      Hope you'll find these links helpful!

  33. QUESTION:
    Can anyone help me with a detox?
    Ok, what are some things that I can eat to try and help me get rid of toxins and other chemicals. What are somethings that I can eat that are very low on toxins and chemicals.

    • ANSWER:
      To start out with, go to GNC and get a candida cleanse and a colon cleanse. (they are pills you take)

      There is another way to clean out your system by mixing purified water with 2 tablespoons organic GRADE B maple syrup, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, straight from the lemon, and an 1/8 a teaspoon of organic cayenne pepper. Drink 6-12 glasses of that a day for 10 days, but the catch is you can't eat because it is a fast cleanse. With the pills you can eat though. To get things without any chemicals, shop comepletely organic, like at a whole foods store, and DO NOT eat processed meats! Like bologna and salami. Eating lots of organic fruits and veggies is very good.

      READ KEVIN TRUDEAU'S BOOK NATURAL CURES "THEY" DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT! It is a VERY good read, and highly beneficial.

  34. QUESTION:
    Has anyone else used Probiotics for Eczema?
    We have used them for a few years with excellent results - only very few sufferers with eczema seem to have heard about probiotics.

    Especially great for babies and children!

    • ANSWER:
      Probiotics may work for eczema. Many times eczema is caused by fungal overgrowth: candida.

      A 3 day virgin coconut oil detox is the shortcut to balancing the ratio of bacteria and fungus in your gut. It should be some 85% bacteria and 15% fungus. See http://tinyurl.com/vcodetox

      OMX capsules from Japan is a good probiotic brand.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have an itchy irritated rash or whatever on my left armpit. What do I do to get rid of it?!?
    I know its because of my deodorant, I got rid of it.. Now i need to get rid of this thing, i accidentally scratch it, and it gets bigger, and grows.. what the hell do I do!!

    • ANSWER:
      In almost every skin problem with itching one has a candida overgrowth. When this happens inside the body, it lets you know on the outside of the body. I took probiotics for several months for diarrhea and I got rid of dermatitis on my hands that I had for at least 15 years, so that was a side benefit. So try to purchase a strong enough probiotic* - yogurt won't do it, especially of there's sugar in it. Sugar acts as fertilizer for bacteria. It helps to go off sugar (remember a piece of whole wheat bread is the same as 2 l/2 Tbsp of sugar). Colon cleansing is really where any healing should start.** After you start cleansing in any way, like even taking probiotics, you may get a bit of stomach distress or other negative symptom (because you're trying to detox). About 75-85 BILLION cells of probiotics/day is good, but start with l/3 of that to see if you can handle it. You'll like the results. Take it from me who's done all the research on this. I've told three people that I know who have itchy skin to take probiotics, and every single one of them got rid of their problem. It may come back if there's stuff lurking in the colon yet.

  36. QUESTION:
    Intestinal candida question. If I eat a restricted diet and take Ketoconazole - see below?
    and other natural anti-fungals for 30 days. Will i be cleansed of candida overgrowth and feel better..

    The diet would consist of one serving of complex carbs per day, plus fish, many vegetables and good oils.

    • ANSWER:
      I did a candida yeast detox a year ago and it was very effective. Although look out for the "die off" process. I used a yeast fungal detox herb and yes my eating was very differant.

      Check out this website:http://www.greatestherbsonearth.com/nsp/yeast_fungal_detox.htm
      I also am a nature sunshine distributor:
      www.mynsp.com/bhealthy

  37. QUESTION:
    milk thistle vitamin pills cause stomach discomfort?
    I am trying to detoxify my liver, my doctor says my liver is not functioning optimally, so i took some milk thistle and my stomach (or something else inside)feels horrible. Should i keep on taking them?

    • ANSWER:
      I have never had any problems with milk thistle. Some say when you detox and your body it starts to release toxins and you may feel a bit strange. When I do candida cleanses may body feels strange for the first couple days. You may also have an allergy to that type of plant.

  38. QUESTION:
    what is the safest home remedy for pimples?
    my skin is very sensitive to neem so what all other methods can i opt

    • ANSWER:
      *Toothpaste
      *baking soda
      *drinking apple cider vinger and water every night(which kills candida which is caused by sugar and is in stomach and causes oil, which causes pimples)
      *green tea
      * detox
      [PROACTIV doesn't help. I got the most expensive pack, and it didn't work.]
      *Natural medicine works better like Collective Wellbeing from the store Sprouts.

  39. QUESTION:
    Are there any pills I can buy over the counter that will work for acne?
    also do the natures cure two part system work? I use a ten percent benzoyl peroxide cream on my face and it doesnt seem to work.I used to but it has stopped. The doctor told me it was coming from hormones. help I dont know what to do. I'm 19

    • ANSWER:
      Acne or pimples have two causes:

      1) Hormone imbalance, causing the sebaceous glands in your skin to produce more oil, which feeds Acne bacteria, which causes the sebaceous glands to become inflammed, red, hot, and swollen, this happens so white blood cells can fight the acne bacteria. Thi occurs at pubery {usually}, or during pregnancy. This theory is accepted by conventional medicine/dermatologists.

      2) Candida overgrowth in the gut, produces many toxins, which leach into the bloodstream, and can result in acne, as this is one of the ways the body rids itself of toxins, if you do not drink enough water, {1/2 your body weight in ounces per day}, however, if the toxic load is high, as it is with candida, water alone will not cure acne.
      This is rejected by conventional medicine {due to various reasons, although I can vouch that this is a genuine medical condition, read 'The Yeast Connection' by Dr. Cook MD}, and is accepted by alternative medicine practionioners, Herbalists, and some Medical Doctors.

      Do the candida spit test, or find a local nutrition-based lab to test you for candida overgrowth, e.g Blood test {antibodies against Candida, not very accurate}, or Urine {to test for a metabolite of candida, 'D-mannitol Urine Test', most accurate, yet hard to find a lab that performs this test, pioneered by Japanese Researchers}, or a Comprehensive Stool Test {Good, 2nd best, yet can be too expensive}.

      Candida Spit Test Instructions, you can do this at home, immediately after waking up:

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      The Good News Is

      In either case, there are things you can do to reduce/cure your acne.
      ===============================================
      1) If your acne is caused by a hormone-imbalance.

      Vitamin A - 10,000 IU per day, {no more than 5,000IU if pregnant, as this can cause birth defects similar to the drug Roaccutane}

      Vitamin B Complex

      Vitamin C - 1000 - 2000mg per day, as Low-acidity Magnesium Ascorbate Powder.

      Zinc - 20mg per day, in chelated amino acid/ bio-available form. 'Mineral' is a good brand, as is 'Higher Nature'

      DIM - Di-Indole-Methane, shown to regulate bad hormones that cause acne, andhas immune modulating effects on the skin, 100mg - 400mg per day. {DIM - Highly Reccommended supplement!, if you decide to take nothing else on this list, take this}

      Chromium - 400mcg - 600mcg per day
      ======================================...
      2) If Candida-overgrowth is causing your acne

      Severe Acne is often associated with Candida Overgrowth, please see the following website.

      I suffered from acne for years, I managed to cure my acne by following a nutritional approach/ a special 3 day Apple Fast, this was my supplement regime:
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      Fasting

      Day 1

      - 10-15 Red/Golden Delicious {most high in pectin, do not substitute for Green apples} Apples. {You can eat as many Apples as you like, on average I ate 10-15, just tot give you a figure for how many apples to buy. The best place to buy these apples in a Local Farmer's Market, in bulk, and its organic/cheap; Although even apples from the superstore will work as well}

      - 3 litres of Alkali Water, {to make alkali add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to every litre of filtered/spring water}

      - Coffee Enema, scientifically proven to detox the liver and kidneys. You will urinate alot after, so drink lots of water before/after.

      - 2x S. Boulardii Probiotic Supplement {this flushes out Candida Albicans, and lodged fecal matter, use this instead of imodium/laxatives}

      - Oil of Oregano Capsules x 4

      - Oxygen Elements Plus/Max by GHT, 21 drops, trice daily as 7 drops in a glass of filtered water

      - {Optional Step} 3 tablespoons of Colloidal Silver, in between meals, alternatively use diltued Iodine BP oral suspension {available at chemists}.
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      Day 2

      Same as Day 1, although substitute the 'Oil of Oregano Capsules x 4' for 4x Olive Leaf Extract {Optional, you can stick to taking Oil of Oregano for all 3 days, I just happened to have these other anti-fungals at home. I thought to cycle the anti-fungals, like Doctors do with antibiotics for Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth}
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      Day 3

      - Same as Day 2, although substitute '4 x Olive Leaf Extract' for 4 x High potency Ginger/Allicin Extract

      - Drink 1 glass of grape juice before bed

      - And 1-2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to restart digestion.

      - A Word of Caution - You will feel very down, and have a headache through this 3 day fast, if you have candida, this is known as the Healing crisis or Herxheimer's Reaction, tis is good as it means candida is dying, I reccommend if you decide to do the fast, do it in the holidays, or on a friday, then over the weekend so it does not interfere with work/university/whatever. The second day is the hardest.
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      After Care Day 4 - 60

      - 4.5g of Glutamine powder, before bed, to heal the gut/leaky Gut Syndrome, damage caused by Candida Albicans

      - Extra Virgin Cocconut Oil 4 tablespoons per day, after meals, this heals the gut also, and kills any remaining Candida Albicans/other pathogenic fungi, bacteria, viruses.

      - Oxygen Elements Max/Plus 21 drops, 7 drops thrice daily, or a cheaper alternative would be Hydrogen Peroxide 35% Food Grade, 1 drop to a pint of water, build up slowly, do not exceed 25 drops.

      - {Optional} Ginkgo Biloba 60mg per day - Increase blood circulation, , scientifically proven to improve memory and concentration

      - Vitamin/Mineral complex by Higher Nature 'Advanced Nutrition Complex', to eliminate dificiencies from the fast, and give the body what it needs to heals itself. 3 capsules daily. 1x Omega 3 by 'Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega'

      - Kefir - made at home {join Yahoo Kefir Making Group, to obtain Kefir Grains} drink 1 pint for breakfast, 1 pint prior to bedtime. This is a probiotic drink.

      - {Optional} Fivelac probiotic supplement by GHT, 4 times daily, then twice daily for maintenance.

      - S. Boulardii x1 capsule, prior to bedtime.

      - {Optional} Consider also supplementing with Oxy Powder to oxygenate the gut/blood, and kills any remaining candida. Although this is an expensive supplement, I personally did not use this, as I had no knowledge of it.

      - Anti-Candida Diet, no sugar, yeasts, ect. Also stop cooking with Vegetable oils, and replace with Virgin Olive Oil, or better Virgin Coconut Oil {anti-candida, and anti-bacterial/acne}. Vegetable oils are rancid and causes alo of oxidation in the body, and hus aggrevate and can cause Inflammation, which is not good for your acne, which involves: Inflammation. Make sure it is 'Virgin' or 'Extra Virgin' {in the case of Olive oil}, these oils are more expensive, but worth it.
      Continue the anti-candida diet for 6 months, then leave the supplements, continue to eat healthy, eat sugar moderately, continue taking Vitamin/Mineral complex and Omega 3.

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      Alkalising the Body

      Candida or Acne bacteria cannot thrive in an alkalised, oxygen rich body, the following will help you alkalise your body to an optimal state:

      - Drink alkali water, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to every litre of filtered water that you drink

      - Eat lots of dark green leafy vegetables with food.

      - Cut down on citrus fruits, soda's, sugar

      - Replace table sugar with Xylitol, this alkalises the body and promote health/ fights candida, and is a prebiotic.

      - {Optional} Consider buying a Bob Beck Ozonator, to oxygenate water before drinking, this also alkalises the body/ kills candida alibicans.

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      My Experience/ Life Story....Don't fall asleep...

      I suffered from severe acne in my teens, which was not long ago, I was on Roaccutane 4 times!, 16months in total {cumulative, 4 month/16wks period per treatment}, it worked great, clear skin, yet the acne returned after 3 months of stopping the treatment, when the drug began to wear off. The side-effects were also nasty, Migraine headaches, chapped lips, ect.
      I finally found the cure to acne, not in antibiotics or roaccutane {accutane} but in Herbs, Orthomolecular medicine and Alt. Medicine. My acne was caused both by Candida overgrowth {due to 6months of antibiotic use, tetracycline} and Hormonal imbalance, so I followed both of the above suggestions. The 3-day apple fast reaps brilliant results, I highly reccommend you look into this, do not do it near your period.

      Hope this helps.

      Almost forgot....
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      Topical Application to Acne Pimples

      - MSM cream or lotion is said to work well, I did not try this though, I was reccommended this by my Naturopath. Further, DMSO with help reduce inflammation, associated with the acne condition.

      - Apply Virgin Cocconut Oil to skin prior to bed {this will kill the acne bacteria}, in addiiton apply Aloe Vera Gel to the affected areas, Buy an Aloe Vera plant, this is best, cheap and most effective. You can cut a small portion of the leaf of and the Aloe Vera leaf with seal/heal the leak, it is easy to look after, 100ml of water watered weekly!

      - Salt Face Wash - Fill the sink with lupe warm water, add lots of salt, until the water becomes murky/cloudy, splash face with this water several times, covering the entire face, then either pat dry with towel or rinse face with plain warm water then pat dry. Wash the towels regularly, every second day, or use kitchen tissue to pat dry.

      - Pillow Case - Change every second day/wash. As Acne bacteria can thrive on this, and worsen your acne.
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  40. QUESTION:
    why every time I eat garlic my tongue get loaded with a substance?
    My tongue is very loaded with a susbtance in the morning and when i eat garlic my tongue is more loaded than usual and when i wake up i feel my mouth muddy, is so loaded in the morning uff i feel I have mud in my mouth,why? Every morning clean my tongue then i drink a glass with natural carrot juice and more then 2 liters of water everyday, i don't smooke i don't drink alchool and i don't eat fats also i clean my tongue every morning with my tooth-brush this process continues forever.about this?can be a detox process? or can be a yeast candida o problems with my digestive sistem or..? what do you think ?thank you
    i don't eat sweets neither and if i don't eat garlic the situation is altomost the same.:(

    • ANSWER:
      It's an allergic reaction, stop eating garlic. Problem solved.

  41. QUESTION:
    I freaking scared I need help cause i think i have yeast infection?
    Please don't tell me to go to the doctor. I heard that it causes odor, burning and itching. How long does it last? Can it go untreated? Does two symptoms happened at once? Help! Is it really deadly??? Please help me

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you do have a vaginal yeast infection it could cause those symptoms. Yeast infections can last forever, that's why you have to have it treated. There is a home remedy for yeast infection that you can use since you don't want to go to the doctor. There are natural yeast infection remedies, and OTC medication you can use...but there are things you should do in the future to prevent being infected again. You can read about all those here.

      http://detox-flush.blogspot.com/2008/05/natural-candida-cures.html

      Hope this helps...

  42. QUESTION:
    How can i loose weight fast?
    what foods must i eat?

    • ANSWER:
      Master Cleanse Instructions
      I have personally done this cleanse more than 15 times from 2003 onward for periods ranging from 10 to 28 days. I have counseled my wife 3 times, 30 year old son twice, many people on the phone, and, on the Master Cleanse bulletin board, 110 in January 2004, 228 in January 2005 and 365 in January 2006!

      Please believe me when I say that the Master Cleanse (or the Lemonade Diet) by Stanley Burroughs is, in my opinion, the fastest and most effective way to regain your vitality and to feel the joy of living again, never mind that it will help you lose weight and give you astounding energy.

      Click on any one of the book or CD pictures to learn more.

      Below is a brief summary of points for doing the Master Cleanse, but I recommend you buy Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days as it will answer such questions as:

      What can you expect on the cleanse?
      Which days are the roughest?
      Is the salt water flush essential?
      What does the cayenne pepper do?
      What to do when it seems nothing is happening?
      How does the Master Cleanse affect women?
      What is the best indication that the cleanse is complete?
      What are the five detox symptoms and why are they important?
      What tends to cause headaches on the cleanse?
      What quantities of the ingredients do you need to buy?
      Why should the maple syrup be organic?
      Can you exercise while on the cleanse?
      What about quitting smoking?
      It also includes a daily journal form, shopping list, table of contents so you can quickly and easily find what you want,and a section entitled "The 12 Most Common Pitfalls Preventing People from Succeeding on the Master Cleanse / Lemonade Diet." This knowledge has helped hundreds of people have an easier time on the cleanse.

      Brief Summary
      For a minimum of 10 days, drink:

      2 Tablespoons (1 fluid ounce) fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice (approx. ½ lemon),

      2 Tablespoons (1 fluid ounce) organic Grade B maple syrup, not maple-flavored sugar syrup or syrup from companies that use formaldehyde to harvest their syrup,

      1/10 Teaspoon or more cayenne pepper (hot red pepper), and

      1 Cup (8 fluid ounces) purified or spring water, NOT fluoridated water.

      For diabetics, there is a section in some editions of The Master Cleanser on using molasses rather than maple syrup in the beginning of the cleanse. Any diabetic should read the book and consult their doctor before beginning the cleanse.

      Drink six to twelve glasses of this lemonade mixture daily. No food is eaten nor any vitamin supplements taken during the cleanse. If you get hungry, have another glass of lemonade. After all, this is also called the "Lemonade Diet."

      If you are overweight, you may use less maple syrup. If you are underweight, use more maple syrup if you wish.

      If you are worried about losing weight, Burroughs says, "The only things you can possibly lose are mucus, waste, and disease. Healthy tissue will not be eliminated."

      Do not vary the amount of lemon juice per glass and be sure to drink at least six glasses of lemonade a day. You can drink more water, if you want.

      I also strongly recommend you take probiotics AFTER the cleanse to replace the good bacteria you lose when you clean your colon thoroughly. These good bacteria manufacture vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B12, and K and help control bad bacteria, such as Candida. By the way, don't waste your money taking probiotics during the cleanse. They'll just get washed out. Do it after the cleanse.

      You can read more about what probiotics do for you here.

      Enhance Your Elimination
      This is a cleanse as opposed to a weight loss diet. So, you need to ensure you are eliminating the toxins that are being loosened in your system. Cravings, aches, pains, mental irritability and tiredness will turn on as your toxins are mobilized. To eliminate these unpleasant sensations, you need to be sure you have two, three, or more bowel movements a day.

      Drink a laxative herb tea each evening. You can find it in your local health food store. I recommend senna tea blend with senna being about half of it by weight. (Senna is an herb that promotes bowel movement.) The kind I've bought warn you not to drink more than two cups per day.

      Each morning on an empty stomach, add two teaspoons of non-iodized sea salt to a full quart of water. Do not use ordinary iodized salt as it will not work properly. Drink the entire quart of salt water first thing in the morning. "Chug" this — drink it as fast as possible. Within an hour several bowel movements will likely occur. (You'll need to be by a toilet for half an hour to an hour.) If you do not have several bowel movements, try a little more salt in the water the next day until it works.

      Drink the herb laxative tea at night to loosen and the salt water each morning to wash it out. If you can't drink the salt water in the morning, drink the herb laxative tea at night and in the morning.

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      Breaking Your Fast
      Breaking a long fast is very, very important. You should ease your way back to solid food after one or two additional days of juices, orange or grapefruit. If you are going back to raw fruits and vegetables, you may do so on the afternoon of the second day.

      If you have been a meat eater and/or milk products consumer, shift to cooked vegetable soup on the afternoon of the second day and a salad for dinner. Keep the lemonade drink as your breakfast drink after that. Of course, you would do better with the least amount of meat and no milk products as they are very productive of mucus and hinder digestion and absorption of nutrients.

      Detox Symptoms
      Detoxifying literally means removing poisons from your body. Once these poisons are gone, you will feel energetic, vital, happy and healthy. It is the poisons that make us feel tired, mentally confused, irritable, unhappy, depressed and ill. Consequently you should look forward to detoxification.

      Unfortunately, when the toxins are mobilized, they will bring about those unpleasant feelings and tempt you to quit the cleanse before you are through. So, you need to understand the symptoms of detoxification and ensure that you drink your laxative tea and salt water to stimulate elimination of those toxins.

      My experience with the cleanse and with various people doing it has taught me that whatever symptom I experienced one day, it would be gone the next morning with my bowel movements. It is nevertheless helpful to know when you are detoxifying because it helps you to get through that symptom to know it will be gone tomorrow.

      I have grouped the detox symptoms I and others have had into five groups:

      Cravings — I have only known one or two people to be hungry on this cleanse. Drinking more lemonade or water handles that. I have, however, observed that people on the cleanse crave what they are detoxifying. Proof that this is true is that the cravings usually go away the next morning with bowel movements. You can crave anything when detoxifying, but most likely you will experience cravings for the most toxic foods, such as pizza, hamburgers, barbeque ribs, etc.
      Tiredness — When your body fights toxins, whether from detoxifying or an infection, it diverts energy into healing and away from the energy you use to work and play. On my first 20 day cleanse, I was not tired except on the fifteenth day. The next morning, I experienced heat in my bowel movements, an indication that acidic toxins were being eliminated. I also lost all sense of tiredness.
      Irritability — This includes the desire to "just chew something solid."
      Physical aches, pains, nausea, vomiting, etc. — These are the most severe reactions and only occur where a person is severely toxic, only a small percentage of people experience these. Fortunately, these have gone away after only a day or two in every case I have heard about.
      Hot bowel movements — Your body wastes are acidic and when you eliminate the most toxic ones, they actually feel anywhere from warm to burning. This experience is very infrequent, but worth mentioning because hot bowel movements after a day of heavy detox symptoms will confirm that you just eliminated significant toxins.
      A Special Note on Headaches
      In talking to people doing the cleanse, I've learned that people with caffeine addiction (coffee, soft drinks, etc.) may experience headaches for the first 2 to 4 days.

      Water Fasting

      by

      Ron Lagerquist

      Water fasting is a complete contradiction to the high-octane rush of the North American lifestyle. Think of water fasting as a stripping down time, a period of brokenness, humility and profound inner reflection.
      Due to a high metabolism, I find fasting on water difficult. Water fasting for me is crawling under the covers in warm flannel pajamas, entering deep into that inner place of prayer with bible beside my bed. The world around becomes obscure and far away. Everything goes in slow motion and the things that yesterday were all too familiar, become strange and unimportant. Values systems make quantum shifts, what was impossibly urgent becomes frivolous. It is a deep dreamy state, an altered consciousness.

      Not everyone finds water fasting so. Those who have slower metabolisms find fasting on water a breeze. They can walk for miles, exercise and generally feel energetic. But for all, water fasting is a profound experience. Mystics down through the ages have discussed its spiritual qualities. Jesus fasted 40 day in the desert on water preparing for the confrontation with His arch-enemy Satan. We, like Jesus, need to be prepared for battle. Water fasting is a preparation to face the world with all its entrapments with a brand new perspective. It becomes a point of comparison, for in the state of water fasting, everything is stripped to its bear essentials and the things that really matter come to the forefront, love, our connection with God, our goals and worthy dreams, what we are becoming and who we have become. Material possessions reduce in value when fasting. The inner spirit, relationship with God, and who we are in Christ, rise to view. They become the nourishment to a groaning body.

      Humble Yourself
      Our position with God is unchangeable, forgiven, perfect and pure because of the work of Christ on the cross. It is our posture that must change. Surrounded with all our false props, we often become a proud independent people, where God becomes an appendage to our lifestyle, until trials hit, demanding us to go deeper. Fasting is a posture of humility, falling prostrate before God in silence. It is a time to remember just how dependant we are on Him. We are weak frail flesh and during water fasting you will taste your frailness. Think of water fasting as a Humility Maintenance Program. Don't be alarmed by the word humility, many of the most powerful people in history were the people of great humility. Moses was considered the meekest man on all the earth but also one of the greatest leaders we have ever seen. Pride and independence are weakness, a cover-up for spiritual famine within. Fasting strips away cover-ups and shows us our deep need for humility.

      The Deep Detox
      I have been on a thirty-day juice fast where I accomplished more, worked harder and experienced a greater sustaining energy than I did in a non-fasting state. When day 20 hit, it was like fireworks. My co-workers couldn't keep up with my zipping and zinging here and there, joyously whistling as I worked, every cell energized with fresh juices. I did have some detoxification dips, but they were not immobilizing and after an enema and an extra ration of carrot juice, I was fine. Not so with water fasting. For me water is one big long detoxification, the deep detox, where all the toxins in my body become fuel. The body is fully focused on burning up and clearing toxins. Blood is saturated with carcinogens, mucus, trans-fatty acids and other byproducts of the North American diet. We recommend juice fasting to those who have never fasted unless they have a calling by God to water. And this is an important point, God leads people to water fasting in the 21 century and he will sustain you during a called fast. But you can also call yourself to a fast from being sick and tired of your spiritual apathy, pressing in to make serious life changes.

      Preparation for Water Fasting

      Water fasting demands mental preparation, don't enter into day to by planning a ski trip. If you are fasting for the weekend clear the calendar, the fast will be an event enough. The less pressure and responsibility you have during a water fast the better. Think of it a holiday away form the normal patterns of living. We also recommended the week before your fast, you drink fresh juices and eat mostly raw fruits and vegetables to cleanse the body so that the detoxification during water fasting will be less aggressive.

      Water Fasting For Healing

      Water fasting cleanses the body aggressively removing toxins rapidly. Water fasting can be more beneficial than juice fasting in combating more persistent forms of cancer, cleansing the tissues more aggressively.

      Water Fasting for Weight Loss
      If you are juice fasting, a few days on water occasionally will intensify the fast and assist with weight-loss if you have a slow metabolism.

      Water Fasting Tips

      1. Avoid water straight from the faucet. Distilled water is the best for cleansing because of its inherent, magnetic properties and ability to absorb and suspend large quantities of toxins, flushing them from the body. The perceived value of mineral water is misleading because the inorganic minerals are like huge boulders to the cellular membranes, making them impossible to assimilate. Plants are able to break down the minerals from the soils, allowing them to be completely absorbable to the cells of the body. The best water is distilled, secondly, spring or filtered. A Brita Filtration System is inexpensive and effective, but change the filter regularly.

      2. There are no calories or nutritional value in water. On a water fast you have given your body no options but to turn to its Life Bank for fuel. This can create a problem when you have spent years depositing counterfeit fuel. Living exclusively on dirty fuel during a fast takes tremendous courage, strength and prayer. To ease into water fasting, we recommend juice fasting with periods of water fasting. For example 3 days on juice, 2 days on water, 5 days on juice, then 3 days on water. You can juice when you have to work and water fast on the weekend when you can rest. This is my preferred method of water fasting.

      Water Fasting Concerns
      It is not advisable to water fast under the conditions of hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, schizophrenia or a chronic heart condition—but God rules over hyperglycemia, diabetes, schizophrenia and chronic heart conditions. Hence, if you are called by the Holy Spirit to go on a water fast, in spite of how foolish it may seem to the world, we encourage you to be obedient.

      DIZZINESS: Be careful of dizziness and black outs. The heart is resting as much as it can during water fasting. Before you stand up, take one or two deep breaths to get the heart pumping. If you start to back out, sit down or crouch down on one knee. This will immediately stop the dizziness.

      Here are some links about low calorie foods.

  43. QUESTION:
    How can I stop loud and embarrasing bowel noises?

    • ANSWER:
      A few things need changing.

      Take probiotics. They'll restore Candida or bad bacteria that ingest good bacteria and even tissue cells. They're waste products are the gas you experience.

      Also, you can put raw chopped garlic on your foods; this helps.

      Also, eat high fiber breakfast cerials. They'll detox your whole digestive system and clean up everything in your GI tract thus again eliminating gas.

      Watching your diet to avoid gaseous causing foods. Google search gas....foods

      ibstimes

  44. QUESTION:
    What Do you think of alternative medicine?
    Eastern medicine- do you think it's quack or effective? Why?
    I'm just curious.
    (eastern medicine- acupuncture/pressure, herbs, TCM, qi gong... etc)

    • ANSWER:
      Effective! Things in nature are there and available for a reason!!! I have been dealing with health problems my entire life....chronic constipation (even though have a clean, natural diet that's high in fiber for the most part), severe back pain and tension headaches, severe depression and anxiety, acne-prone skin, painful heartburn/acid reflux, mood swings, etc. I have gone to countless doctors, had countless procedures done, and have been told over and over that there's nothing wrong, here's this prescription, have a nice day! Prescription drugs lessened the heartburn but made me sooo constipated and depressed. I finally decided one day to seek out alternative routes. I started by doing colon cleansing and had amazine results. No more heartburn, sking cleared up and is beautiful, depression went away...has given me a great outlook on life. Prescriptions will eventually suppress your liver's ability to function and your systems will eventually get backed up and become acidic. You're not curing the problem, you're only covering up the symptoms. I now get colonics, take traditional Chinese medicine (which actually has scientificly-tested studies, not just testimonials) for pain and to help fight off Candida (yeast), do oral chelation for heavy metal detox, do a lemon juice and maple syrup fast a few times a month for just a day or two, go to the chiroprator and get energy healings, practice Yoga, and follow many Ayervedic (Indian medicine) practices as well....cold showers, hydrogen peroxide therapy...as well as good 'ole Western folk medicine such as Apple Cider Vinegar and blackstrap molasses remedies.

      Doctors will tell you it's quackery because it hurts their business. The FDA and Big Pharma will definitely tell you it's quackery and dangerous because they can't patent something natural nor make any money off of it. If it's not mainstream or FDA approved, that doesn't mean it doesn't work. It simply means it's natural, probably just as effective if not moreso, and poses a huge financial threat to their industries. There are many natural ways to fight cancer, for example, but they will never be tested by the FDA because the Pharmacies make trillions of dollars from chemotherapy and radiation alone. If we find a natural cure for AIDS (remedies already exist). then the pharmacies lose out on billions of dollars from drugs being given to the patients. Do you see where this is headed? The FDA says that only a drug can cure or prevent a disease and that natural cures can be dangerous....if this is so then why do more people in this country now die from prescription drugs and medical malpractice than heart disease???

      Visit www.earthclinic.com and read up on lot of different alternative/natural medicines and cures. Hope that helps!

      And yes, I've been called an idiot, stupid, ridiculous...etc. You name it! But I am the one who feels great because of natural medicine while everyone else keeps catching colds, getting the flu, getting cancer. etc. And you must find what's right for you...obviously our body types are different and we react to things diffrently. Good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been on the candida diet?
    I want to detox my body and found this diet. But its very little to eat seems like!! but.. is it okay to eat veggie foods like burgers and chicken nuggets ? i can't find if that's off limits or not. thanks in advanced

    • ANSWER:
      Of course it is not

  46. QUESTION:
    does anyone know of a natural treatment for schizophrenia?
    I have been taking Respiradol off and on for the past 4 years for my schizophrenia and it has destroyed my health. I want to stop taking it but im going to need someting to take its place. does anybody have any suggestions? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Curing Schizophrenia

      Schizophrenia like any illness is due to an homeostatic imbalance, and can be considered on the far right on the bipolar-Schizo-affective disorder-schizophrenia spectrum.

      The amount of neurotoxins {aspartame}, cancer causing chemicals{sacharin, fluoride} and chemicals that are more lethal that any street drugs are unfortunetly given to the mentally ill, as a former bipolar, I found the cure using alternative medicine alone, the following worked for me, and God-willing will work for you, I have modified it to suit your specific condition, by re-reading the books stated, let's begin:

      ‘They {the medical establishment} hate that word {cure}, like the devil hates holy water’
      Dr. Royal Raymond Rife
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      Intestinal Dysbiosis/Candida Overgrowth

      ‘All diseases begin in the gut’ Hippocrates 460-370BC

      Mental illness starts not in the Brain but the Gut. Do you have digestive problems like colic, bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, and malnourishment {are you very skinny and find it difficult to put on weight?}, and do you have a white/yellow-coating on your tongue? Do you suffer from frequent headaches, mood swings, depression, fatigue, and other symptoms related to ‘candida overgrowth?’

      Read 'Gut And Psychology Syndrome' By. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, NMedSci{neurology}, MMedSci{nutrition}
      This doctor, who has a clinic in Cambridge for treating mental illnesses like Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Disorder. Her son suffered from Autism, she found the cure and the root cause, and believes that all mental illness can be cured, that underlying these seemingly diverse labels, is a unified theory behind all mental illness, manifesting differently due to the type of psychological trauma, childhood experiences, personality and even influenced by activated genes. Although mental illness is not genetic, as you may have been told...

      I found that my bipolar disorder was caused or worsened by Candida overgrowth or Candida Related Complex. You should consult a Naturopathic Doctor {not a homeopath, they're different}, a Nutritionist that has treated Schizophrenia before, and an orthomolecular medicine doctor.

      Candida thrive on sugar, so Cut out all sugar, unstable/imbalanced blood sugar levels can cause depression and hyperactivity, replace table sugar with Xylitol {much more healthier and beneficial and tastes the same in the same portions! you wont notice too much of a difference, don’t go near NutraSweet or Aspartame, monosodium glutamate MSG - avoid like the plague}. Cut out stimulants like caffeine/coffee, and soda soft drinks.

      S. Boulardii is a good probiotic that flushes out candida from the body. Look into Kefir Making, this home-made free probiotic drink in itself will bring you much improvement in your mental health and well being, all you need is Kefir Grains to get started, google ‘Kefir Making’ and look at Doms Kefir Making website, it tells you everything you want/need to know.

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      Fasting & Detoxification

      Do a detox fast a 3-day apple fast, only red/golden delicious apples, and fresh water, along with coffee enema's, this is all stated in 'Cure your acne in 3 days' but it works great for mental illness, many patients suffering from mental illness have bad skin according to one conventional website i was reading. Which laughingly went on to say this was also 'genetic'. This fast will help rid your body of the accumulated toxins affecting your brain, and kill a lot of Candida Yeast.

      See the outlined 3-day fast here, although for acne, it will work for bipolar disorder also:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ApSkpEDAvDkxo2PRN3DFZ7Tty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080709071408AAIc9x0&show=7#profile-info-D0W5kyt1aa

      Recent studies have shown that Prozac {a popular antidepressant} has anti-fungal/candida properties, and inhibits its growth, this is due to Serotonin. Further, Sodium Valporate {used as a mood stabiliser} has been shown to stop the growth of harmful pathogenic microorganisms/worms in the gut. This is very interesting findings, as it supports that mental illness is due to problems in the gut or intestinal dysbiosis.

      Go on the anti-candida diet. Source: 'The Yeast Connection' Book

      Drink Alkali water, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to every litre of purified water you drink, this will prevent disease and reduce the growth of Candida. Source: Mr X Acne e-book

      Look also into Gerson Therapy/Juicing, this has cured many diseases, not just cancer, it will cure mental illness. But start this after you have rid yourself of candida.

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      Correcting Nutritional Deficiencies

      -Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 3 supplements or Carlson’s Brand 2-3g per day has been shown in scientific studies to reduce mental illness significantly. Strictly, the brands mentioned as they are pure pharmaceutical grade, and are used in clinical trials, plus the Carlson’s Brand has added fat-soluble vitamins.
      Google it to see the research with omega 3 and its remarkable effects on mental illness, yet more evidence that mental illness is due to nutritional deficiencies, which has been aggravated by Candida overgrowth/Intestinal Dysbiosis.

      -EM Power Plus + by TrueHope, has been shown to be very effective, look at the testimonies on mcmillans BiPolar website. Personally i have not used this, as my current nutrition programs works great.

      -A multivitamin/ mineral supplement in a bioavailable form, E.g . Higher Nature brand

      SAMe - 400mg per day, this will boost your energy levels. And has been called the ‘instant antidepressant’, please have the histamine blood test done with the help of a mental-health orientated nutritionist, before taking this. If you are high-histamine {google it}, you will need to take methionine 1000-2000mg per day.

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      Scientific Blood/Urine tests

      The best way to pinpoint the exact imbalance, or imbalances, as mental illness is mot likely a myriad of conditions manifesting simultaneously, it is best to get blood tests to find out what the problem is:

      Get blood tests, to test for:

      - Histamine {high histamine is the cause of many Schizophrenia type symptoms, highly recommend this test}

      - Pyroluria, http://www.kryptopyrrole.com/

      - Allergies, Allergies to certain foods can cause psychological problmes/mental instability, the most common offenders are Milk, Gluten, Egg, Wheat in that order, try eliminating each one for atleast 72hours and see how you feel.

      - Candida Comprehensive Stool test, or D-Mannitol Urine Test {best and most accurate, bu hard to find a lab/scientist that does this, as its new}

      -Nutritional deficiencies/Nutritional profile

      - Adrenal exhaustion,

      - Homocysteine,

      - Thyroid disorders, including Wilson's Thyroid disorder, although this involves monitoring youe body temperature immediately on waking, I think it should be above 97.5F, I am not sure, check this first/research.

      - Heavy metal toxicity, Ever heard some on say his as 'Mad as a Shoe Maker', well shoe makers used to use harmful chemicals like mercury, lead which made them go mad. Heavy metals are in civil water supplies, and even bottled water, as well as from metal pans/cookware, this can accumulate in the body and cause mental illness, or even Alzheimer's disease.

      Your nutritionist can arrange these test through a local lab, or you could open the yellow pages, get phoning to local naturopaths/nutritionist and finding a local lab and/or their assistance...Biolab in London does this.

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      The Cure for Mental illness was Found Decades Ago!!!

      Read Carl Pfeiffer's PhD book 'Nutrition and Mental Illness', he was a pioneer with orthomolecular medicine and cured many people of Schizophrenia, some say 5000 {Patrick Holford}.
      The Brain Bio Centre in London continues his work, as does the one in Princeton US, although it is very expensive. And in my opinion you can recover and save the money if you read and search for the knowledge, although I know how difficult that can be.

      Dr. Carl Pfieffer MD PhD cured bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, OCD and many other mental illnesses, 30 years ago, he used mega doses of vitamins/mineral to cure the patient, he claimed Schizophrenics had a genetic predisposition to be dificient of niacin. And Bipolars/Schizophrenics were High Histamine, which can be reduced by taking Vitamin C 1000 - 2000mg as Magnesium Ascorbate and and L-Methionine amino acid supplement.

      Exercise as much as you can! especially in the morning, 30mins per day minimum, or Yoga, swimming, meditation, do something relaxing.

      Take Coenzyme Q10 30mg to boost energy levels, when you feel tired, also SAMe.

      ==============================...
      Knowledge is Power

      Watch the videos on youtube.com, type in 'psychetruth' and watch the 'Nutrition by Natalie' videos especially.
      ==============================...
      Why does my Doctor/Psychiatrist not know this?

      Conventional medicine is crap at treating mental illness, alternative medicine has the answers. Just try it out first, regardless of what your Dr. will tell you. Just try it.

      Psychiatrists make a lot of money from chronic life long mental illnesses, which they claim is genetic and incurable, which is a load of BS. Further drug companies make a lot of money from you; since most mental illness cannot be cured {according to the Doctors, since they are merely repeating what they learnt at med school} you have to stay on medication for a life-time {as maintenance}

      Psychiatrists examine mental illness from various angles, although they are helpful, they do not address

  47. QUESTION:
    Do the "total body cleanse detox" systems really work ?
    Do you notice it working? Does it make you feel better? Easier to loose weight? etc.?
    you know, like they claim?

    Whats it like ?

    • ANSWER:
      cleanse and detox come with regimes.. specific diets.. i just finished a 15 DAY candida gone cleanse and dropped about 6lbs. With the no alcohol and diet guide lines youre bound to lose weight and it cleans your insides and makes you feel like a much healthier you.. cleanses are totally worth it

  48. QUESTION:
    should i detox my digestive system?
    i was thinking about buying a digestive health detox kit from GNC. I have had several prescriptions of antibiotics over the past few months and my digestive system is really out of whack. If I were to "detox" my digestive system, will this restore the balance of bacteria in my gut?

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't had any real luck with them though some people swear by them. What works for me is to get some acidophilus tablets (also called probiotics) and take them. I also eat yogurt and if my system is really out of whack, I take something for candida plus eliminate sugars & yeast from my diet for at least two weeks. Probiotics from either Nature's Sunshine or Solgar are the easiest on my stomach but of course, everyone is different. I suggest trying this route before the detox kits.

      You might also try a detox tea from Yogi Teas as they help soothe the stomach while getting rid of toxins. There are all different types so you can read through them and see what appeals to you.

      Good luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    what drugs to use while dextoxing from perscription medication?

    • ANSWER:
      well, if your detoxing from medicine then you don't want to use drugs. you probably want to do a colon cleanse, liver cleanse, candida cleanse. all separate of course. medicine has a place in sosciety, if i'm dying then i want medicine. if i have a small cold, then i'll tough it out and let my body handle it. try, www.naturalcures.com , go to your local health food store like WholeFoods or go to a herbal store and inquire about what can me done to detox and what to stay away from while detoxing.


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Candida In Dogs

Have you been told that your dog suffers from "allergies?" If so, it is sometimes difficult to determine just what exactly is it your dog is allergic to, and in reality, the problem may not be allergies at all. In fact, most allergy related symptoms usually stem from something completely unrelated to an issue normally associated with 'allergies." For example, the most common symptom in "dog allergies", is scratching and/or itching. There are many reported cases of the skin becoming so itchy that dogs will literally scratch themselves until they bleed. Additionally, it is not uncommon for dogs to scratch themselves bald. Like humans, there are a myriad of types of allergies and even more causes of those allergies. The most common dog allergies consist of: food allergies, dust mites, mold, other animals, other dogs, people, insects and insect bites, and seasonal allergies. It is pretty easy to spot when your dog is having an allergic reaction as it will scratch itself constantly. The itching is indeed painful even though it gives the appearance of temporary relief.

It is sometimes very difficult to determine what the underlying cause of the symptoms afflicting your pet. Meaning, it may very well not even be an allergy. For example, your dog or cat could be suffering from a Candida Yeast Infection. Since many allergic reactions can be caused by many different causes, it is difficult to pinpoint and many times a vet will simply diagnose your pet with an allergy and they will then recommend a rather innocuous remedy such as Benadryl, topical steroid, shampoos, topical sprays, even an allergy shot. More times than not however, these remedies offer no long term relief, let alone a sustaining cure for the underlying problem.

Just as there are many types of allergies and recommended treatments, as noted above, there are all-natural products on the market that have shown to be an excellent aid in helping the body use its natural ability to not only offer immediate relief, but have actually been instrumental in the overcoming the condition altogether. One of the most common causes for allergies in pets, is poor food diet. There are several makers of All natural supplements on the market, which provides the body with tools to help itself heal naturally. These products are a safe and holistic approach to supplying your pets the nutrients that they may not be getting from their food (particularly if they are being fed food manufactured by the large commercial brands.)

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can you tell the difference between malassezia pachydermatis and Candida albicans yeast infections?.?
    In dogs.

    • ANSWER:
      it makes them act funny and 1 dog is samller

  2. QUESTION:
    How to make a cake for Candida?
    I want to make a cake for someone who has Candida.
    Lots of normal cake ingredients make the Candida condition worse, so things like yeast, sugars etc.
    Does anyone know a cake for Candida?

    • ANSWER:
      Steaming is always the preferred method for cooking vegetables because it retains more nutrients that way. Don't use teflon coated pans. Glass or stainless steel should be use.
      The best candida diet recipes contain very few ingredients.
      6 to 8 ounces of meat
      6 to 8 ounces of vegetables
      (when you're reducing carbohydrates, this must be replaced with protein and vegetables or otherwise you'll be starving)
      2 or 3 ounces of carbohydrates.
      (usually 1 or 2 tablespoons of potatoes or rice, or half piece of spelt bread, kamut bread or brown rice bread).

      *All items in the candida diet recipes are organic
      Candida diet recipes for the Main Course
      Ground Beef with Green Beans
      ground beef green beans oil of your choice (I prefer safflower or walnut, but olive oil is a nice change) sea salt spice of your choice (optional
      Cook ground beef and steam green beans, mix together in a bowl and sprinkle with oil. Add sea salt and spices if desired.
      This recipe can be done with ground buffalo instead of beef.

      Ground Buffalo and Cucumbers
      ground buffalo cucumbers oil of your choice spice of your choice (optional sea salt
      Cook ground buffalo, slice cucumbers in bowl. Mix them together. Sprinkle with oil of your choice and sea salt. Chill and serve.
      This is a good meal on a hot summers day. Can use beef instead of buffalo if desired.

      Fried Cabbage and Ground Beef
      buffalo cabbage sea salt spice of your choice (optional)
      Cook ground beef in skillet, steam cabbage. After cabbage is steamed, then fried it lightly in some butter or oil of your choice. Then mix cabbage and cooked beef together. Add sea salt and spices if desired. Can use buffalo instead of beef if desired.

      Eggs, Potatoes and Peppers
      Fry potatoes in skillet until tender. Scramble eggs in bowl. Slice peppers on plate. Stir in eggs and and peppers and cook until done. Serve with sea salt and spices if desired.

      Ground Turkey and Spinach
      ground turkey spinach oil of your choice sea salt
      spice of your choice (optional) (is particularly good with onion powder)
      Whole Wheat Fajita Wrap (optional for an occasional treat if you can eat wheat once in a while)
      Cook ground turkey in skillet. Steam spinach in steamer. Mix them together and sprinkle with oil. Add sea salt and spice of your choice. Eat as is or for something special you can put it inside a Fajita Wrap.

      Fried Cabbage and Organic Beef Hot Dogs
      cabbage organic beef hot dogs (Applegate farms organic hot dogs) sea salt
      Steam cabbage. Then fry in skillet for a few minutes with butter. Cook hot dogs in pan. Slice them into little pieces and mix with the cabbage. Add sea salt to taste.
      It's important that you use organic hot dogs. Traditional hot dogs from the standard grocery store contain all kinds of unhealthy items and should not be eaten.

      Ground Beef and Corn
      ground beef corn sea salt spice of your choice (optional)
      (particularly good with a mexican blend of herbs)
      cream cheese or sour cream (optional) sea salt
      This is good plain without the cream cheese or sour cream or with it. Either way. You can do it both ways for a little variety.
      Cook ground beef in skillet, toss in bag of corn right before it's done to cook corn. Add sea salt and spice of your choice. Add a teaspoon of cream cheese or sour cream.
      You can also eat this inside a Fajita Wrap for a special treat.

      Candida Diet Recipes - Side Dishes
      Zucchini soup
      zucchini leeks or onions oil of your choice sea salt
      Steam the zucchini and leeks or onions in steamer. Then put in a blender and add a couple tablespoons of oil and sea salt. Blend until desired consistency. Pour in bowl.

      Cauliflower Soup
      cauliflower leeks or onions oil of your choice sea salt
      Steam the cauliflower and leeks or onions in steamer. Then put in a blender and add a couple tablespoons of oil and sea salt. Blend until desired consistency. Pour in bowl.
      This recipe can be done with broccoli as well.

      Cucumbers with Oil
      cucumbers oil of you choice (olive is a nice italian flavor and safflower is a nice sweet flavor) sea sat spice of your choice (optional)
      Slice cucumbers in bowl, sprinkle with oil of your choice. Add sea salt and spice if desired.

      Cucumbers with Sour Cream
      cucumbers,sour cream, sea salt, spice of your choice (optional)
      Slice cucumber in bowl, dab with teaspoon of sour cream. Add sea salt and spice of your choice.

      Brown Rice with Oil and Herbs
      brown rice oil of your choice
      spice of your choice (basil is my preferred) sea salt
      Cook brown rice then sprinkle with oil of your choice. Add spice of your choice and sea salt.

      Potatoes and Basil with Oil
      potatoes basil oil of your choice sea salt
      Cut potatoes into pieces. Steam potatoes or boil them. Drain water. Add basil and oil of your choice. Add sea salt. Can also use butter instead of oil if desire for a different taste.

      Candida Diet Recipes for Desserts
      Yogurt with Vanilla
      yogurt vanilla stevia
      Mix half cup or cup of yogurt with half teaspoon of vanilla. Sprinkle with stevia powder. Can also freeze this for 15 minutes or so for a hot day.

      Banana Ice Cream
      banana,nut butter cinnamon
      Put a banana in the blender. Add a Tablespoon of your favorite nut butter. (Peanut, Almond, Cashew, Macadamia etc. Blend until smooth. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon. Put in freezer for several hours or until it reaches desired consistency

      Orange Carob
      unsweetened carob chips orange extract
      Melt carob chips in pan, add orange extract. Put in freezer until hard. Turns into a orange candy bar. You can use any flavor extract you desire for a change. Peppermint, almond, vanilla etc.

      Pineapple Cream Cheese
      1 can of unsweetened pineapple
      1 stick of butter1 package of cream cheese
      1/2 cup of walnuts 1/2 cup of coconut
      1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
      2 Tablespoons of Agave or Maple Syrup
      Let cream cheese and stick of butter get soft. After soft, beat together in bowl with mixer until smooth. Add vanilla and blend again a minute or so. Fold in pineapple, walnuts and coconut. Put in fridge for several hours. Better if you leave it sit overnight.Serve in dish as is. (The pineapple can be replaced with cherries for a different flavor)

      Yogurt Pudding
      1/2 cup or 1 cup of yogurt
      1 or 2 Tablespoons of your favorite nut butter stevia cinnamon
      Mix all ingredients in a bowl. You can eat this immediately or chill it in freezer for 10 minutes for a colder treat.

      Carob Fudge
      unsweetened carob chips favorite nut butter
      Melt carob chips and add favorite nut butter to desired consistency. Stick in freezer for hour or so.

      Chocolate Fudge
      chocolate powder nut butter agave
      Mix 1 or 2 Tablespoons of chocolate powder with a Tablespoon or 2 of your favorite nut butter. Add agave to desired consistency. Let chill.

      Oats, Bananas, Nut Butter and Carob Chips
      raw oats banana nut butter carob chips
      Mash your banana with a fork until liquid. Stir in raw oats, tablespoon or so of nut butter of your choice, handful of carob chips. Can be eaten at room temperature or chilled in the fridge for a while.

      Yogurt and Strawberries
      1/2 cup or 1 cup of yogurt
      3 or 4 frozen strawberries stevia to taste
      Mash frozen strawberries in bowl. Add yogurt and stevia and stir. Ready to eat. Great on a hot day.You can also add frozen bananas to this.

      Oats, Bananas & Cinnamon
      raw oats banana cinnamon to taste
      Mash a banana with a fork until liquid. Add half cup raw oats and cinnamon to taste. Let it sit on the the counter for a half hour until oats become soft. Then eat.

      Bananas and Dates
      Slice a banana into slices. Put into a bowl with some dates.

      Frozen Banana
      Take banana out of skin and wrap in foil or plastic wrap. Freeze for more than 24 hours. Will keep for several months.
      Good as popsicle alternative.

      Frozen Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, etc.
      Freeze any desired fruit and then eat as desired in bowl. Can leave them in whole pieces or you can crush them into a sorbet.

      **Keep in mind that Candida diet recipes that include sweets should be eaten in very minimal amount and only occasionally.
      00000000000000000000000000000000

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any personal experience with fatigue caused by yeast-candida?
    I am hoping to learn more about the possibility of fatigue caused by the over growth of yeast or "Candida". I have been doing a lot of research on the internet, but have found so many different opinions on how to treat it, what the diet should look like and different symptoms that it may cause. A lot of it doesn't seem to match up. I am looking to find the best sites to look for real information, possible facts, studies and personal success stories. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Gidday mate, please please please buy the book "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About IBS" ~

      http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0446690910/healingchoice-20

      Chapter 6 details precisely how to eliminate the yeast overgrowth known as candida albicans ........... i personally eliminated a vast array of symptoms including fatigue and exhaustion, constipation, bloating, headaches and migraines, moodiness and irritability, achy bones, cramping, nausea, thrush, fingernail fungus all by simply eliminating the source of food for the yeast ie ~ yeast and processed sugar.

      The classic telltale signs of a yeast overgrowth ....... candidiasis ...... are those of a white tongue (thrush), toenail or fingernail fungus, jock itch or athlete's foot, and vaginal yeast infections........... an overgrowth of yeast can affect virtually every system of the body with the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous and immune systems being the most susceptible.... common symptoms of candidiasis include:

      Digestive disorders, including IBS;
      Gastrointestinal symptoms: thrush, bloating gas, rectal itching;
      Vaginal yeast infections;
      Urinary tract infections;
      Athlete's foot or jock itch;
      Fungal toenails or fingernails;
      Cravings for sugar, bread, or alcohol;
      Diaper rash;
      Fatigue;
      Irritability (especially when hungry);
      Premenstrual syndrome and menstrual problems;
      Fibromyalgia;
      headaches;
      Brain fog;
      Skin problems or itching;
      Numbness or tingling in the extremities;
      Respiratory problems;
      Depression;
      Hypoglycemia;
      Short attention span;
      Loss of libido.

      Candidiasis almost never occurs in people with healthy immune systems who eat a diet low in sugar and yeast....you need to avoid all yeast and sugar products to kill a yeast infection ......... sugar will literally feed the yeast overgrowth allowing it to flourish......... ditch the alcohol and sodas and diet sodas too if you drink any .......... antiobiotics, especially broad - spectrum antiobiotics will also kill the helpful bacteria which you need for a healthy gut ........ supplement with a good quality probiotic to rebalance gut flora ......... this part is absolutely essential for without the good flora your system will remain completely out of whack ...... eat more alkaline forming foods such as leafy and green vegies, fishes such as tuna, salmon, sardines and whiting, organic nuts and seeds such as almonds and brazil nuts........ all these foods are rich in magnesium and will thus encourage the production of hydrochloric acid in your tummy aiding in digestion and effective elimination ........the leafy greens and fishes are also rich in calcium and protein and the fish are a rich source of vitamin D too ....... eat organic brown rice and quinoa (prounounced keen ~ wah) as they are both a rich source of the B complex of vitamins and will provide you with the carbs you need for sustained energy and the quinoa is also rich in calcium and iron .......... don't forget about getting enough iron on a daily basis too ie ~ lean red meats ..... Avoid sugars such as honey, molasses, fructose, maltose, lactose (that means all milk and dairy products) and fruit juices ...... avoid artificial sweetners and foods containing brewer's yeast - ie - alcohol such as beer, wine, brandy, whiskey, rum, ciders and root beer.... avoid baker's yeast ie ~ breads and rolls and pastries .... avoid mushrooms ... avoid fruits and vegies with any sign of mold growth on them .... avoid fermented beverages and condiments including mayonnaise, ketchup, pickled vegies and pickles, salad dressings (use lemon and olive oil instead), soy sauce and vinegar .... avoid all types of hard cheeses which are a pretty good source of mold.... avoid processed and smoked meats and fish, including hot dogs, sausages, luncheon meats etc....... these meats are processed with sugar, spices, yeast and other preservatives .... avoid canned bottled or frozen fruit and vegie juices cos they have loads of sugar and are commonly made from overripened or damaged produce; generally the skin of the fruit contains surface mold and rotten spots, which are pulverised into the juice... avoid dried fruits.... avoid coffee & tea as much as you can as caffeine will aggravate yeast overgrowth..................... you don't need to use medications to kill a yeast overgrowth ..... simply eliminate their food source and they will disappear on their own ...... if you normalise the bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract you will feel much better and in most cases won't need drugs ♥

      truly, eat loads and loads of green and leafy vegies, squeeze lemon juice over it to spice it up and help torch bacteria and bolster both your immunity and digestive process ........eat some low sugar fruits each day too such as strawberries, pears and watermelon and cold water fresh fishes and brown rice / quinoa and watch it clear up........ oh, drink loads and loads of fresh filtered water to ... to ensure you are properly hydrated as the healthiest and happiest body will always be the most hydrated one .

      make sure that you only eat organic nuts and seeds like almonds, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds too as they "preserve" the commercial varieties with sulfites and other nasty chemicals that will upset sensitive digestive systems.

      hope you feel better soon

      peace 2 you

  4. QUESTION:
    Can a dog licking a 6 week old babies face cause oral thrush in the baby.?
    Took my 6 week old baby to visit relatives their dog had a good lick at my babies face, I looked up to late to stop it. Two weeks later he has had his 8 week check and told he has oral thrush. Could this have been caused by the dogs saliva?

    • ANSWER:
      No, I have never heard of a dog carrying Candida, the organism that causes thrush.
      Dogs have antiseptic saliva; so, despite their sometimes dirty habits, people rarely get any kind of infection from a dog's mouth. Worms are not transmitted orally either. I don't advocate letting a dog lick the baby's face, but it is more yucky than harmful.
      In infants, thrush is usually a matter of the intestinal flora getting out of balance for some reason. It could be from taking antibiotics, too much sugar in the diet, or most likely, for no obvious reason. The Candida organism is pretty common, but for the most part our immune systems keep it in check. You could get some acidophilus or some probiotics especially formulated for infants, to help keep the baby's intestines balanced.

  5. QUESTION:
    why does my dog keep scratching himself and bitting his leg?
    i recently got a dog and he always tends to bite his legs, scratch his year, and his neck .
    I checked for fleas but i couldnt see anything.
    And now i get itchy constintaley
    So just to be sure he doesn't how much would it be
    to take him to the vet and catch him for fleas.
    Cause i really dont know if he has them or not.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many reasons for itchy skin.
      1.) Parasites (not limited to fleas, but also mites)
      2.) Allergies (can be food or environment related)
      3.) Candida (excess yeast on the body that can cause skin irritations)
      4.) Dry skin (this time of year if the heaters are on they can dry the air and we get dry skin too.)
      You should always have a vet diagnose these situations so you can get the best treatment possible. If you choose the wrong one you may be wasting money. Also if you just got the dog, I would check from where you got him and make sure if they are aware of any situations that could be causing. It might be a reoccurring problem.
      Good luck!

  6. QUESTION:
    Can supplementing a dog with omega fatty acids aggravate a Candida(or yeast) infection?
    My dog is recovering from what I belief to be a yeast infection(Vet wouldn't say.. She simply said "Secondary infection from flea allergies".) It is almost gone, but where it is/was, it was always super oily, not dry like most skin infections.. So I'm assuming supplementing an oily dog with oil would be bad, right? Just checking, because I've read about all the other benefits of giving dogs omega fatty acids.

    • ANSWER:

      Derm caps may actually help.
      Derm caps are a balance of omega 3 and 6 with vitamin e.
      Try a shampoo like hylyte 2 days after flea prevention treatment.
      Make sure to fully rinse the dog and brush.
      Brushing daily will help stimulate the oil glands to work properly.
      If oiliness continues I would try an anti seboreahic shampoo from the vet.

  7. QUESTION:
    I started taking symbicort 3 days ago to help w/asthmatic bronchitis. How long until I feel better.?
    Ive been taking it for three days 2 times per day. Although, my I think the infection is lessening, I still feel rotten and sound like a barking dog. In the past I've taken prednisone which gets me past the bronchitis but with such bad side effects that this was presented as a possible alternative. Symbicort is not working as fast as the prednisone so I was just wondering what other people experienced.

    • ANSWER:
      My results with Symbicort are excellent! But I take it for asthma. If your phlegm, which will come up after using the Symbicort, is yellow or grey, then you have INFECTIOUS Bronchitis, whic requires taking an antibiotic in ADDITION TO using the Symbicort. Remember, the correct use of Symbicort requires holding your breath for ten seconds [or less, if ten is not possible], after EACH spray, before exhaling. You must take TWO sprays in each dose. After you have taken both sprays, you must rinse your mouth, and tilt your head back to gargle, at least twice, or you will come down with a nasty case of Thrush [candida], which can be very painful. Two sprays in the morning, and two sprays at night. If you have not gotten total relief after three days, you definitely have a lung infection requiring taking an antibiotic, along with the Symbicort. You should get a C.T. scan of your lungs, to see what's going on in there. Joe

  8. QUESTION:
    Can i use everyday Antisceptic Spray on my pets?
    My dog recently cut his nose. I've cleaned it with boiled (and cooled) salt water on a ball of cotton since its little more than a scratch, but i want to perhaps give it an added barrier. I do carry with me a Antisceptic Spray that claims to be able to kill flu, Salmonella, MRSA and Candida and is "ideal for children" Is it ok for me to spray some on the nose of my amazingly stupid collie so he doesn't get an infection there?

    • ANSWER:
      No, on a body cut I'd say fine, but on the nose I'd use a small amount of triple antibitoic ointment. It should heal quickly.

  9. QUESTION:
    How do I get these itches to leave my beagle alone?
    My beagle is really itchy but doesn't have fleas. He is mostly itchy on his rump and tail base, but also his bellybutton! He doesn't have fleas or ticks, and he is kept in our yard.
    Also, he isn't loosing fur, except in the places on his tail that he scratches raw.

    • ANSWER:
      It is probably a yeast infection (candida). You can get a product called, Anti-itch spray from Pet Relief, but it will only help a little. Try bathing the dog in Malaseb shampoo (leaving it on for the prescribed amount of time), and I think you can only get it from a vet. Then, change the diet to a grain-free diet - grain feeds candida. Some foods have added other things such as potato, but wheat and corn are the worst offenders in causing the yeast to grow and irritate the poor doggie. Benadryl may help, temporarily, but you will really need to try the food change. You might need to make a change more than once to determine which is best for your own dog. If it is especially severe, you can get some prednisone-type of medication to help out on a short-term basis, but in the long run, it only causes more problems. You have to get to the root of the problem, which is most likely the food. It can take time for it to really help.

  10. QUESTION:
    I know I have mold in my gardening shed, anybody have any experience getting rid of it?
    I have sprayed with lysol and it kills molds, but it keeps coming back.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah Moey that's a major hassle. The bleach water scrub works, but it's a pain to do [make sure you use long rubber gloves]. The mold keeps coming back as long as the heat and humidity make conditions favorable for regrowth. It's usually impossible to use an air conditioner or dehumidifier in a garden shed. I just keep using the Lysol until the heat and humidity change with the season.
      The main health risk of mold is for those who are allergic to it. It is not true that mold will grow in your veins. Patients with severe immune deficiency problems such as leukemia can develop severe infections and bloodstream involvement (called septicemia) with Candida or Aspergillus, but this does NOT occur in people with a normal healthy immune system.
      Good luck
      Added Note - - Maybe your dog is allergic to the mold.
      'Hope you have your dog's cough cleared up.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is this burning, bumpy rash on my torso?
    I started having an itching burning scalp, then my neck started burning (felt like I had a sunburn but no discoloration) and now I have a rash on my torso right below my right ribs- it's a clump of many small pink bumps and it burns. There are little versions of it also on different areas of the front of my torso. I don't know what it is- I used a tanning lotion (still had burning before but never a rash) but I know that's not what caused the rash- it does contain some oils tho which might clog pores but this isn't acne. I first noticed a burning in this area sunday night when I was lifting weights and when I wake up today Tuesday morning that freaky looking rash was there. Does anyone know what it is or what may have caused it? (allergic reaction maybe?) I am allergic to dog fur and dust mites both very prevelant here if that even matters. So what is it technically speaking? Will it go away? How do I stop it from coming back?
    We started using a new detergent that could be it, or there could have been any number of contamanents seeing as how i left my shirt on the floor, but it was a reaction from something inside the shirt. Probably the detergent residue. Still, need an expert opinion.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like hives. i started getting them one day, when i'd never had them before ... i now have had them for over eight years. it's also called hay fever. turns out that i not only have seasonal allergies that affect my sinuses, i am now allergic to EVERYTHING due to having Candida, so i break out every day & i have to take antihistamines daily for it. of course this is killing my liver, so i take supplements to cleanse my liver & kidneys to counter all the antihistamines. see an allergist to find out what is causing the break outs.

  12. QUESTION:
    What kind of wet food does your cat prefer?
    I am not sure whether to go with the chunks in sauce (i.e. Fancy Feast) or pate. Can people let me know what their cats prefer? Also, how do you recommend putting it with their dry food? I always mix the two because if not, my kitten doesn't really eat her dry food. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Try and avoid anything with gravy or sauce, because that means carbohydrate overload. Actually, you can go to the pet store and get a really good quality food a lot, lot cheaper. My cats enjoy holistic, low-to-no grain foods, but then mine are oldsters (16, 16, 17, 18). I also supplement their wet food diet with 50% raw, but that is a whole 'nother issue. I serve primarily a pate wet food and I can add a little water to make a gravy if I so choose.

      I do not ever, ever, ever recommend putting wet with dry. They should be fed separately and at different times. Dry food should never ever be moistened with anything as the inherent bacteria in the dry food blooms, and there can be 100% contamination within five minutes of contact. This bacterial contamination constitutes the major cause of IBS and other digestive issues, as well as internal and external yeast infections (including candida).

      If your kitten doesn't eat her dry food, don't force her. Dry food is the cause of more health problems in cats than you can shake a stick at. It is okay to leave a little out during the day or at night (which is how most cats prefer to consume dry) but never make a cat that won't eat dry to eat it. Dry food is not a natural food for cats, and should constitute no more than 25% of the diet.

      I've included a link (one of many) that explains much of why a cat fares better on a wet food.

      Take a cruise down the cat food aisle at the supermarket and the pet store. Anything that starts with "by products" as the first ingredient should be avoided, "meat" could be anything from horse to dog. Become a label reader, just as you are for your own food.

      http://www.littlebigcat.com/?action=library&act=show&item=whycatsneedcannedfood

      Good luck with your kitty!

  13. QUESTION:
    Why do most females get a yeast infection before or after their period?
    Does getting your period help it go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Ah, the question that has been dogging me for years. It has to do with your hormones (thats what my GP, Gyno, Dietician and Natropath have told me). If you're on the Pill and you have been for years, it can be because of the artificial hormones. It doesn't matter what you do, it will always come back, the week before your period.

      My Gyno told me that if you have recurrent thrush, do not use tampons as the discharge will help rid you of the candida infection. For me personally, it helped not using tampons. I've tried the candida diet and it didn't work.

      Also, I stopped the Pill about 2 months ago because I couldn't stand having another infection. I haven't had a recurrence yet (knock on wood).

  14. QUESTION:
    What's a GOOD, HEALTHY brand of puppy food?
    Price is not an issue but don't just suggest the most expensive brand because its not always the best, as we have learned already.

    We need a good healthy brand of puppy food that is easily digestible. Also must be at least 70% PLUS of meat (protein).

    So far we have tried purina and aims with horrible results. Have heard that Nutra and Champion are good brands??

    Puppy is a Boston terrier.

    • ANSWER:
      Orijen, Arcana, Candida, Taste of the Wild, Wellness, Eagle Pack and so forth. There are a good amount of good dog food out there and they definitely do not include Purina or Iams. Try looking in the website dogfoodadvisor.com

  15. QUESTION:
    Is fatty omega acids a cure for dermatitis in dogs?
    MY DOG HAS DERMATITIS I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING. I READ THAT FATTY OMEGA ACIDS CAN HELP WITH THIS PROBLEM . HAS ANYONE TRIED THIS?

    • ANSWER:
      use a colon cleanse for dogs at your health food store and a candida yeast cleanse in that order great results

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there any knowledgeable knowledge in existence?
    I've been wondering a lot about the existance of myself, everyone else, and everything else a lot recently. And I've drawn to a problem in my thoughts that I can't seem to solve. I've begun to realise that my own existence has no true knowledge, potential, aspiration, change, or meaning. I might die in 50-80 years, but what would my life amass to? I would create benefit or woe or nothing to the next generation, but what difference would it make to simply existing?

    • ANSWER:
      While I dislike calling other perspectives unintelligent, occasionally it is necessary. You should not take the advice of candida. As Socrates once stated, "The unexamined life is not worth living." When you go examine your existence, ponder the reasoning, and attempt to decipher some sort of meaning, you will better yourself. When you examine, you gather information, thus you are more capable of handling the situation. Could you imagine a bomb defuser trying to disarm a bomb without examining the bomb beforehand? Furthermore, as candida mentioned, 'you can not solve what your mind can not touch." This is partially true, however, their are few problems that your mind can not "touch." Many problems your mind can "touch" will also remain unsolved, in fact, problems often have multiple solutions. For example, ethics is a subjective field. We each place a value on different ethical dilemmas, and others will place a varying value on the same dilemma.

      As for your question, you may never completely solve it, but by wondering these things, you will better yourself. What you believe is your "purpose" in life, if any, may not be your true purpose. A person may believe he is bettering the human race, however others will see his actions as hindrances to humans. Whether or not we have a purpose in life, we should work to be the best as we can be. Just because existence is chaos doesn't mean you should forget moderation. A person who rapes because there is no meaning would be foolish. The fact is that you do interact with other people, even if you are not remembered in the future, you will affect the future. If you save a life, that life will in turn affect other lives, thus you do potentially play a clandestine role in the universe.

      In my philosophy class, I learned that no question is absolute. Every universal rule has a contradiction, including this rule. An exception could be basic math. "I think, therefore I am" also has an exception. A character from a novel may think in the novel, yet he would have no existence outside those pages (and the thoughts of the readers).

      As for some other truths, knowledges we possess can be obtained through abstraction. Not all knowledges come instantaneously, they may come months, years, or decades later. With enough effort, nothing is impossible. When I was younger, I believed that free will is impossible, as God knows all. If he knew all he would know what we are going to do. One could argue he knows all possibilities, yet if this were true, he would not know which choices we will make. If there were multiple "dimensions," each where we make a variety of choices, then in this "dimension," we have no choice. I accepted the concept that god is benevolent, and would not punish us if we do not deserve it, and since he sends us to hell for our choices, there is free will according to him. Recently, I had thought of this through abstraction- by looking at nature to attain an understanding of another aspect of nature. A dog perceives 15 years as a lifetime. A human perceives 100 years as a lifetime, and 15 years is a long time, but not foreign. A billion years, to a human, is unfathomable. At this point I was thinking that it would be a grim existence if you were an insect, as they live brief lives, yet then I realized that their short lifetimes is still a great length in their perspectives. Knowing that God has been since before the beginning of time and is immortal, his idea of a "lifetime" would be unfathomable. 100 years would be relatively insignificant. Our decisions would pass by in moments, giving him enough time to examine our choices. During this time, we would make our decisions, and still possessing free will. The point is that you can solve these unsolvable problems with abstraction, so do not omit the possibilities.

  17. QUESTION:
    Friend has dog with urinary problem and yeast based skin problems Need Cranberry supplement for pets, where ?
    She has spent a fortune on veterinary bills. They have given all sort of antibiotics and advice and done exploratory surgery only to find NOTHING.
    Desparately need to find a safe measure of some type of cranberry that we can get into a picky Dachshound. I have seen a powder sold "on-line" but do not see instructions on giving this to a dog. (I can not imagine getting a powder down my throat let alone a dogs)
    This dog takes regular over the counter benadryl capsules three times a day. Is there a safe level (mg's) of cranberry for a dog? How and where would I find out if the different vets have not even thought of this.
    The product I found on-line is a veterinary product... it says it is for dogs. It says how much to give.. JUST NOT HOW to give. I could get a pill down a dogs throat but how do you administer powder? And mixing it with water??? The dog isn't going to take that either.

    • ANSWER:
      Dachshund

      NF Formulas Cranberry Forte
      Up to 25 lbs: ¼ - ½ capsule 2 times/day

      Nzymes Candida Yeast Infection Kits

      you can buy both of these products at www.onlynaturalpet.com

      Well if your already giving it Benadryl three times a day whats another pill.
      Try mixing the powder with the dogs food if it eats the canned kind.

  18. QUESTION:
    what does apple cider vinegar do for you? Is it good for you?
    and should you take it before, or after you eat and how long before or after?

    • ANSWER:
      Apple cider vinegar is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis as a beverage or with compresses soaked in hot vinegar applied directly to the joints. It is also thought to be helpful when used to treat asthma, allergies, acne, acid reflux, nose bleeds, osteoporosis, cancer, candida, high cholesterol, colds, constipation, muscle cramps, colitis, diabetes, diarrhea, depression, dizziness, ear discharge, eczema, fatigue, gallstones, gout, flu and colds, kidney stones, hay fever, headaches, heartburn, hiccups, indigestion, insomnia, kidney and bladder problems, metabolism, nasal congestion, sore throats, stiff joints, ulcers and weight loss.

      Apple Cider Vinegar also breaks down fat and is widely used to lose weight. It has also been reported that a daily dose of apple cider vinegar in water has high blood pressure under control in two weeks!

      Apple Cider Vinegar is also wonderful for pets, including dogs, cats, and horses. It helps them with arthritic conditions, controls fleas & barn flies, and gives a beautiful shine to their coats!

      Internal Benefits:
      -Rich in enzymes & potassium
      -Naturally support a healthy immune system
      -Helps control weight
      -Promotes digestion & ph Balance
      -Helps soothe dry throats
      -Helps remove body sludge toxins

      External Benefits:
      -Helps maintain healthy skin
      -Helps promote youthful, healthy bodies
      -Soothes irritated skin
      -Relieves muscle pain from exercise

      Get the ACV "with the mother," which is that floating stuff in it. The "mother" is the source of the good stuff!

      It can upset some people's tummy, so if that happens, take it with food. Try it without first (but it's not all that important). I put 1 tablespoon in about 3-4 tablespoons of water and drink this 2 times a day. You can do more or less.

      Also, be aware that ACV is corrosive to teeth. So after you drink it, swish a little water around your mouth to rinse it off your teeth (or brush your teeth).

  19. QUESTION:
    will my puppy have any long term affects from parvo?
    My pup survived Parvo. Should I expect any long term effects?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few things that you can do to ensure your dog's health following parvo. Many dogs suffer IBD after recovering from an illness that is so hard on the digestive tract. Parvaid is a product that can be purchased from ambertech.com and will help heal the digestive tract to avoid IBD development. Also, your pup has just been through a round of anti-biotics. This means that all the bacteria in the system have been killed, both good and bad. Purchase multi-strain probiotics from your health food store and administer 1-2 capsules worth daily in food (depending on size) for 30 days to replenish the beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. Might not sound like much, but this is HUGE in preventing more problems as time goes on including candida and allergies. Third, sometimes the damages of parvo affect other organs. Now, and at some point in the future, definitely within the next year, have your vet check the heart to ensure there was no lasting damage to it. Congratulations on your dog recovering! That is indicative both of good care and of a strong immune system.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are your favorite seventies songs?
    I'd like some good songs from the seventies.
    Just your favorites, they don't have to be at the top of the charts. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Gypsies, tramps & thieves - Cher
      Me and you and a dog named Boo - Lobo
      I'd love you to want me - Lobo
      Nights in white satin - The Moody Blues
      Sister Golden Hair - America
      Leave me alone - Helen Reddy
      Hopelessly devoted to you - Olivia Newton-John
      Paper roses - Marie Osmond
      The first time ever I saw your face - Roberta Flack
      Take me home country roads - John Denver
      At seventeen - Janis Ian
      Make it with you - Bread
      Lyin' eyes - The Eagles
      Snowbird - Anne Murray
      Baby hold on Eddie Money
      Tush - ZZ Top
      When you're hot, you're hot - Jerry Reed
      I feel love - Donna Summer
      Get down tonight - KC & the Sunshine Band
      Get ready! - Rare Earth
      Boogie on reggae woman - Stevie Wonder
      Island girl - Sir Elton John
      When will I see you again - The Three Degrees
      Making our dreams come true - Cyndi Grecco
      Welcome back - John Sebastian
      Some kind of wonderful - Grand Funk
      Candida - Tony Orlando & Dawn
      I can help - Billy Swann
      Jet airliner - Steve Miller band
      Love will keep us together - Captain & Tennille
      Long cool woman (in a black dress) - The Hollies
      Top of the world - The Carpenters
      Honey honey - ABBA
      Black dog - Led Zepplin
      Coat of many colors - Dolly Parton

  21. QUESTION:
    my house cat has worms and I cannot afford a vet what should I do to treat him?
    My cat has worms and I cannot afford to take him to the vet. I went to Petco and bought a de wormer and now treating him. I am reading online and all advice it directing to take him to the vet. I don't have the money for this. Is there anyone else in my shoes? How did you treat your pet with this problem? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I prefer to use natural flea and worm remedies for my dog and cats. There are natural alternatives to the harsh and harmful chemical based flea and worm products available which are safe and very effective for your animal, your family and the environment + they are inexpensive. DIATOMACEOUS EARTH is very effective against any type of worms, lice, mites and other pests. It is natural, nontoxic, totally organic and safe with no harm to the environment, pets or to people. Diatomaceous Earth is the fossilized remains of a type of hard-shelled algae called diatoms. While Diatomaceous Earth is generally safe for humans and animals, it is lethal when it comes to insects and parasites. Its sharp edges cut into the waxy outer layer of fleas, ticks, worms and other pests causing them to dehydrate and eventually die. It is also an all-natural flea and tick control remedy.
      Another great natural all wormer is NATURAL HERBAL ALL WORMER AND PARASITE TINCTURE FOR PETS. It is a natural remedy for treating intestinal parasites, such as flukes sheep liver flukes, pinworms, threadworms , hookworms, round worms , tapeworms , etc. and as a treatment for Candida . You can find it on ebay.
      For more information see the links below.

  22. QUESTION:
    My dog has what I think is candida (spelled right?) What can I do about this?
    Shes terribly itchy all the time, she has skin and fur discoloration, and she smells like a dead fish when she gets hot. She burps a lot too, though that might be cause shes a dog...
    She has no health problems, no stress in her life, and for the last three months I have been feeding her "wolf king" grain free food (she dosent like the grain free foods much, and wolf king smells like oregano or something, I dont reccomend it -and neither does she!) She has no fleas, and any allergens that might have been around have been taken care of - unless she's alergic to people I guess.
    None of this has helped.
    The stupid Vet has been giving her prednisone and antibiotics since she was a puppy. I almost punched him in the eye when I found out about this, because shes not sick, nor has she ever been! He said it was "good preventative maintenace"
    I assume that she has candida, since she has all the symptoms and has been on steroids and antibiotics for two years.
    What do I do?
    OK, more info here...
    I feed her yougurt, 2 tbsp of plain every day.
    Wolf king was recommended for her problems. the three main ingredients are elk, venison, and sweet potatoes. it has 6 types of yougurt cultures and trace minerals and lots of veggies in it as well. (still smells like herbs though...)
    I bathe her every other day or so with sulfodene (vet recommendation)
    As far as the vet goes, he's history. Ill never take her back to him. Funny thing though, I took her to a different vet friday and he wanted to give her antibiotics and prednisone. (I think most vets are like most doctors - they give you whatever the drug companies tell them to give you, regardless of the symptoms.)

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend an allergy test, that is the only way to rule them out or know exactly what bothers her. Food allergies account for only ten percent of them. So, switching food often helps little to not at all. Most are environmental...weeds, grasses, trees, house dust/mites, etc. Plus, dogs often have multiple allergies. One of mine has nearly thirty and the only sign is yeast ear infections. There are three things you can do to treat them. The best thing is reducing/eliminating exposure to the allergen(s), steroid drugs (prednisone, for example...but none are good/safe long term) or hyposensitization (builds a tolerance to the allergen). The allergy test isn't cheap (0), but it saves so much time, effort and money in the long run and helps the dog much quicker than trial and error. Good luck, with whatever you decide.

      ETA: If you have the test done: You get a booklet when test results come back, lots of helpful information. Along w/them, you get a print out of safe foods...for that particular dog. Pay close attention to the list though, b/c one brand of dry might be safe, but that same brand's canned might not be...depends on the ingredients. For instance, my dog can have Nature's Recipe 'easy-to-digest chicken meal, rice and barley' DRY, but not the Nature's Recipe 'easy-to-digest chicken meal, rice and barley' CANNED...because the canned contains potatos and carrots, both of which he's allergic too. It's natural to assume if a brand is safe, all of that brand's products are...but it's not true.

      ETA: I forgot, has the vet tried anti-fungal pills, like Ketoconazole? You might want to check into that too.

  23. QUESTION:
    Can you take Max Stress B product with Candida? It contains yeast>?
    I saw this posting from "only match" who recommended a program to help the adrenal glands and eliminate itching.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry that you are stressed out.

      There are many different ways to relieve your stress, but I would start with re-evaluating why you let yourself get so stressed and try to find a solution.

      Do you like to write? Keep a journal, or just use one to vent. When you get really frustrated, take the situation and turn it into a comical short story. Walking and jogging, working out, singing, laughing (watch a funny movie or read a funny book) are all great ways to relieve stress. Do you have a dog...take him/her for a long walk. Volunteer somehwere...it's take away your stress and you'll feel very good.

  24. QUESTION:
    why does my dogs tongue change color?
    well rarely often its purple and cold but most of the time its pink

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Wendi!! The tongue is usually pink in color. Dogs may have an occasional dark blue-black marking, while certain breeds, such as the chow, have a totally blue-black tongue. The tongue is covered with taste buds that distinguish flavors.

      Since it is highly vascular and contains many important taste receptor cells, it is richly supplied by both the nervous system and circulatory system. Therefore the tongue is a very sensitive organ and its appearance can change with many physiological changes in the body.

      The normal tongue is pinkish red with a certain shine. When the tongue appears pale, it may be a sign of anemia or weakened body. When it is red, it may be exhibiting hyperactivity in different systems of the body. When the tongue color has a tinge of purple, this might be an indication of pain, congestion and blockages in the body dog.

      A normal tongue should have a very thin clear coating that exhibits proper enzymatic content and salivary secretions. When the coat becomes thick, it is frequently a sign of imbalance in the digestive system.

      When the coat turns thick and cruddy, it is frequently a sign of decreased immune system with Candida (yeast infection) presentation.

      Also changes in this region can indicate changing toxicity levels in the body.

      Consult with the vet if your dog does have tongue change color.

      Jason Homan

  25. QUESTION:
    I have alot of easy dog questions?
    micro chipping your dog cost? What about neutering? How about toenail clipping how much does it cost and how often do you have to do it? How often do you have to give your dog a bath and what kind of shampoo do i need to use? Where can I get the brand of dog food called Canidae or Candida (or some name like that i forgot what it was)?
    Dont worry i dont have the dog yet im gonna get it in like a year, i just want to get prepared so i can be a good owner.

    • ANSWER:
      1) Our clinic charges to insert the microchip, however, owners do need to pay the chip company (Avid, Home Again, etc.) an activation fee. The fee is around for the membership.

      2) Neutering costs at our clinic go by weight. The more the dog weighs, the more anesthetic used, the more pricey.

      3) Nail clips vary by dog, some need a routine trim, while other can last a little longer. I always say as soon as you see a tip in need of trimming, go for it! That way you can help to keep the quick from growing far down into the nail. When my dogs were pups I clipped their nails as often as possible to get the used to the feeling,noise, etc. Now, they are pros! I clip my nails about every 2-3 weeks depending on if they need it. We do a lot of walking on pavement, so I find that to be a natural "trimmer". Our clinic charges for a canine nail trim. Places like Petsmart charge about ... really depends on where you go.

      4) I only bathe my dogs when they need it. It is recommended to not bathe your dogs more than twice a month, unless they absolutely need it. You would hate to dry out the skin. I use oatmeal based shampoo found at pet stores.

      5) Many places sell Canidae. I believe you can go to their website and find a store locator. Our vet office sells it, a natural dog food store and Agway sell it in our town.

      Good questions! Nice to see you are looking ahead!! Enjoy your search for a puppy :)

  26. QUESTION:
    how can a bird companion help a teen with ADHD?
    i want a bird i have read amazing stories of aniamls helping people. i dont expect it to save my life. i just want a ferind( i do have other freinds)

    • ANSWER:
      I think anything that captures your interest, that you need to devote time to, may be of help. Animals are creatures that need you. They have little personalities, are fun, and need attention. These are all good things for people, whether they have ADHD or not. The thing about an animal, is that it needs care. You may find that you are willing to feed the bird, change its water, and clean the bottom of the cage, at first, but afterwhile, it may become a burden. Birds also have lots of dust and very small feathers that tend to fly around. If you have any allergies, this may trigger sypmtoms. Be certain that you really are ready for a pet, such as this. Birds do actually require a lot of attention. They are very social animals and do not like to be alone.

      I think a pet is very good for anyone. Cats and dogs are also good pets. But, just be sure you are ready. If you think the stories you have read sound like they "fit" for you, then you should talk to your parents about it. See what they think.

      Also look up:
      ADHD and food sensitivities
      ADHD and candida
      ADHD and leaky gut
      Alcat test

  27. QUESTION:
    Allergic Dog Scooting - Not anal sac inflammation?
    My dog has been on prednisone all her life, 8 yrs. Her scooting is getting progressively worse. She has food allergies and is always being switched between different high quality food for dogs with allergies. Her skin is often pink and itchy and yeasty. She also has a chronic ear infection. I've tried so many different things and the vet is not much help. Are her scooting problems Candida related or Psorasis or ?.... Please help!

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    what diesease/ infection does my dog have?
    my dogs symptoms are chest pains, pain around his penis, trouble breathing, rash around penis, black spots around penis, and is weak. i tried to take him to the vet but they were closed please help me to know what he has.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeasts are single cell organisms, which are found on the surfaces of all living things, including your dog's body. Yeasts normally live on the mucous membranes of the digestive tract. One family of yeasts called, Candida albicans, live in the digestive tract and consume substances such as sugar and fats in order to survive. When our dog's immune system is healthy, the body is able to destroy the yeasts and keep them under control. However, when the immune system is weak, the yeast, being an opportunistic feeder, may produce in mass amounts causing toxins that disable the immune system and prevent it from functioning properly. At this point, the system becomes altered causing a host of health problems. So, It goes without saying that an overgrowth of yeast toxins will affect your pet's immune system, nervous system, and their endocrine system. Since these systems are all inter-connected, yeast toxins play a major role in causing allergies, bladder infections, skin disorders and many other health problems.

      Read more about dog health, http://pho.se/brl

  29. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of Candida?
    What foods do you add?

    What foods do you cut out?

    etc.

    • ANSWER:
      you need to avoid all yeast and sugar products to kill a yeast infection ......... sugar will literally feed the yeast overgrowth allowing it to flourish......... ditch the alcohol and sodas and diet sodas too if you drink any .......... antiobiotics, especially broad - spectrum antiobiotics will also kill the helpful bacteria which you need for a healthy gut ........ supplement with a good quality probiotic to rebalance gut flora ......... this part is absolutely essential for without the good flora your system will remain completely out of whack ...... eat more alkaline forming foods such as leafy and green vegies, fresh fishes such as tuna, salmon, sardines and whiting, organic nuts and seeds such as almonds and brazil nuts........ all these foods are rich in magnesium and will thus encourage the production of hydrochloric acid in your tummy aiding in digestion and effective elimination ........the leafy greens and fishes are also rich in calcium and protein and the fish are a rich source of vitamin D too ....... eat organic brown rice and quinoa (prounounced keen ~ wah) as they are both a rich source of the B complex of vitamins and will provide you with the carbs you need for sustained energy and the quinoa is also rich in calcium and iron .......... don't forget about getting enough iron on a daily basis too ie ~ lean red meats ..... Avoid sugars such as honey, molasses, fructose, maltose, lactose (that means all milk and dairy products) and fruit juices ...... avoid artificial sweetners and foods containing brewer's yeast - ie - alcohol such as beer, wine, brandy, whiskey, rum, ciders and root beer.... avoid baker's yeast ie ~ breads and rolls and pastries .... avoid mushrooms ... avoid fruits and vegies with any sign of mold growth on them .... avoid fermented beverages and condiments including mayonnaise, ketchup, pickled vegies and pickles, salad dressings (use lemon and olive oil instead), soy sauce and vinegar .... avoid all types of hard cheeses which are a pretty good source of mold.... avoid processed and smoked meats and fish, including hot dogs, sausages, luncheon meats etc....... these meats are processed with sugar, spices, yeast and other preservatives .... avoid canned bottled or frozen fruit and vegie juices cos they have loads of sugar and are commonly made from overripened or damaged produce; generally the skin of the fruit contains surface mold and rotten spots, which are pulverised into the juice... avoid dried fruits.... avoid coffee & tea as much as you can as caffeine will aggravate yeast overgrowth..................... you don't need to use medications to kill a yeast overgrowth ..... simply eliminate their food source and they will disappear on their own ...... if you normalise the bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract you will feel much better and in most cases won't need drugs ........ i found that by eliminating potatoes (high in sugar)as well as all fruits it cleared up a lot quicker ........ when you go back to eating fruits eat low sugar fruits such as pears, strawberries, watermelon, blackberries.....;0)

      truly, eat loads and loads of green and leafy vegies, squeeze lemon juice over it to spice it up and help torch bacteria and bolster both your immunity and digestive process ........eat some cold water fresh fishes and brown rice / quinoa and watch it clear up........ oh, drink loads and loads of fresh filtered water to ... to ensure you are properly hydrated as the healthiest and happiest body will always be the most hydrated one .

      make sure that you only eat organic nuts and seeds like almonds, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds too as they "preserve" the commercial varieties with sulfites and other nasty chemicals that will upset sensitive digestive systems.

      Go to your local health food store and ask the resident naturopath his/her advice on Grapefruit seed extract ....... they don't usually charge for off the cuff advice and are more than willing to share their knowledge ..... Grapefruit seed extract is a multipurpose (broad spectrum) compound that is currently being used in humans and animals alike to safely fight many types of internal and external infections caused from parasites (single and multi-celled), viruses, bacteria and fungi.

      Grapefruit seed extracts biggest benefit is due to it's multipurpose (broad spectrum) effect. It is effective even if the causes of the infections are known, unknown or misdiagnosed. By eliminating a wide range of dangerous pathogens grapefruit seed extract actually enhances the immune system

      also, get assessed by a nutritionally oriented physician or a naturopath as they can provide you with the chemical and food intolerance tests you need and can also guide you through an anticandida diet....... you definitely need to ditch all sugar and yeast in your diet and deal with any food intolerances..... unaddressed food intolerances will definitely contribute to a candida overgrowth.

      peace baby

  30. QUESTION:
    why does my chihuahua scratch the fur off him? Is it try skin or what? how can i help him?
    he is scatching sores on his body.

    • ANSWER:
      Systemic yeast. 9 times out of 10 it's systemic yeast. Vets can not help you with this problem, I know and many people who have come to me for help have learned that as well. What a vet CAN do is rule out anything else. If you take the dog to a vet and they say "he has allergies", or any "unknown" skin issue - I highly recommend that you do NOT put him on any steroids or antibiotics as that will only make it worse. The very first thing to do is feed the dog a kibble, unless you home cook or feed raw which is always better, but if you feed kibble you must switch to formula that does not encourage overgrowth of Candida in the GI tract. The number one best choice (if you feed kibble) for your dog's issue: Holistic Select Duck & Oatmeal radiant health. Please visit the link below and you will see BEFORE and AFTER photos of another Chihuahua that I had to detox from systemic yeast. I also provided another link to refer to. These should give you all the info you need. You'll also need to get a anti-bacterial and anti-fungal shampoo to bath your dog to kill the yeast on the skin - oatmeal will NOT help. You can try something like "Mal-a-Ket". To offer your dog relief right now, you can get ORIGINAL formula Listerine ONLY (the yellow one - yes the mouthwash) and dab it on the aggravated areas. This will not only disinfect (alcohol) but numbs the skin a little so that the itching isn't as extreme for the poor little one. Check out the links - I've successfully dealt with this issue and cured with over 32 rescues dogs and counting and there is no reason for you to watch your poor baby suffer when there is help...

  31. QUESTION:
    Why is the belly of my shih tzu turned white?
    Well before, his belly is like pinkish/reddish in color, but I noticed that it now turned white or is getting pale..

    is there a reason behind this?? Thanks..

    Another is his tongue, is it normal if it is now flesh in color and not red-like? Thanks again..

    • ANSWER:
      The tongue is usually pink in color. Dogs may have an occasional dark blue-black marking, while certain breeds, such as the chow, have a totally blue-black tongue. The tongue is covered with taste buds that distinguish flavors.

      Since it is highly vascular and contains many important taste receptor cells, it is richly supplied by both the nervous system and circulatory system. Therefore the tongue is a very sensitive organ and its appearance can change with many physiological changes in the body.

      The normal tongue is pinkish red with a certain shine. When the tongue appears pale, it may be a sign of anemia or weakened body. When it is red, it may be exhibiting hyperactivity in different systems of the body. When the tongue color has a tinge of purple, this might be an indication of pain, congestion and blockages in the body dog.

      A normal tongue should have a very thin clear coating that exhibits proper enzymatic content and salivary secretions. When the coat becomes thick, it is frequently a sign of imbalance in the digestive system.

      When the coat turns thick and cruddy, it is frequently a sign of decreased immune system with Candida (yeast infection) presentation.

      Also changes in this region can indicate changing toxicity levels in the body.

      Consult with the vet if your dog does have tongue change color.

  32. QUESTION:
    what to take for candidas for dogs?
    I have a dog that has a candidas infections,what natural remedy should him

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    dog with candida albican infection?
    I have a 5 years old female rottweiler. I run a test and it was discovered she has fungi infection. The way it is on the report (culture is light growth of candida albican isolated after 24 hours incubation). Can you please explain this to me better and the solution. I will wait to hear back from you. what is the treatment for this? will the dog be able to get pregnant? Will it delay the dog seeing her heat?

    • ANSWER:
      Where was the yeast infection? Canida is quite rare in dogs but common in people. Could the sample have been contaminated? Yeast infections in general can indicate that the diet needs to be changed to a better quality dog food with fewer grains.

      You need to consult your vet as to the treatment. We cannot give you a treatment as we are not vets and we don't know where the infection is at.

      As far as heat cycles, pregnancy, whelping, etc. Again your vet or mentor will be the best resource here.

  34. QUESTION:
    What should I do? (I REALLY HATE my mother!) >.<?
    I hope she dies. Tbh, I don't Love her.. AT ALL! I can't stand her. I have 2years, and 8months till I can leave. What should I do untill then? Everyday I think about hitting her, cause I fucking hate her!!! I want her to die. I really do.

    • ANSWER:
      Try to avoid her. Here are some tips:

      1) Stay at school later
      2) Take the dogs on a walk or go running when she's around
      3) Hang out with your friends more
      4) Stay up in your room
      5) Have your MP3 wherever you go and always have it in your ears

      Hope I helped. Sorry if this question attracts trolls, like Candida R.

      Answer mine? I need serious answer for my question! Thanks! =)
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120110104318AAKZijV

  35. QUESTION:
    my dog has a thyroid issue?
    My husky is 13 lbs over weight, nearly 7yrs old. But he seems very healthy. The vet wanted to do blood work and found his thyroid a little low. I looked up all the symptoms but he has none. Balding fur? Sleeps a lot? Etc.. I walk him about 30-45 min a day. My parents give him way too much treats which we are now cutting down which I believe that's the reason why he is over weight not because of his thyroid. He pulls on his walks, likes to run a lot and be chased. He seems very healthy to me. The vet said he would have to be on the pill til he dies. I'm very confused here. Anyone have a dog with this? Btw I also looked up common breeds and his isn't in there.

    • ANSWER:
      I've been doing extensive research on hypothyroid (under-active thyroid) lately because I discovered recently that I have one. I cannot speak to canine thyroid issues, but, wondered if what I've learned about human ones could shed some light on your problem.

      A means by which one can determine if they have a hypothyroid is by taking their basal (armpit) temperature. This may sound odd to anyone not acquainted with thyroid issues, but, was deemed an accurate indicator of hypothryoid by a prominent, board-certified MD, Dr. Barnes, in 1973--shared by other physicians today (Dr. Barnes documented results over thousands of patients). A dog's temperature should be 100.5-102.5. Could you possibly take its armpit temperature? I wonder if such a thing could be done. If the temperature is below the range, at least in humans, low temperature is a definite indicator of hypothyroid--an easy way for you to see if your dog has one?

      You just take a regular thermometer. A mercury thermometer is considered best, but, I've also used digital. It is important when taking this temperature that it is done first thing in the morning BEFORE physically arising from sleep. If you use a mercury thermometer, shake it down before you go to sleep, leave it on your bedside table. In the morning, making sure your dog hasn't moved from sleep, place the thermometer in its armpit. Leave the mercury thermometer in the armpit for at least 10 minutes. Digital? Wait till it beeps. See what you get.

      Here's a LONG list of symptoms indicative of hypothyroid in humans. As you can see, symptoms are not limited to a few--as you've suggested above. Again, there may be a correlation with dogs as dogs are mammals, just like humans. Also consider, one of the biggest complaints of hypothyroid sufferers, is their doctors' insistence on performing inadequate tests for hypothyroid. For an overview of the issues I've discussed here, go to the website "Stop the Thyroid Madness." Here's the list of symptoms:

      Less stamina than others
      ¦Less energy than others
      ¦Long recovery period after any activity
      ¦Chronic Low Grade Depression
      ¦¦Often feeling cold
      ¦Cold hands and feet
      ¦High or rising cholesterol
      ¦Heart disease
      ¦Palpitations
      ¦Fibrillations
      ¦Plaque buildup
      ¦Hard stools
      ¦Constipation
      ¦Candida
      ¦No eyebrows or thinning outer eyebrows
      ¦Dry Hair
      ¦Hair Loss
      ¦White hairs growing in
      ¦No hair growth, breaks faster than it grows
      ¦Dry cracking skin
      ¦Nodding off easily
      ¦Requires naps in the afternoon
      ¦¦Air Hunger (feeling like you can’t get enough air)
      ¦¦Forgetfulness
      ¦¦Inability to lose weight
      ¦Always gaining weight
      ¦Weight loss (a small minority experience this)
      ¦¦NO sex drive
      ¦¦Moody periods
      ¦PMS
      ¦Inability to get pregnant; miscarriages
      ¦Nausea
      ¦Swelling/edema/puffiness
      ¦Aching bones/muscles
      ¦Osteoporosis
      ¦Bumps on legs
      ¦Acne on face and in hair
      ¦Breakout on chest and arms
      ¦Hives
      ¦Exhaustion in every dimension–physical, mental, spiritual, emotional
      ¦Inability to work full-time
      ¦Inability to stand on feet for long periods
      ¦Complete lack of motivation
      ¦Slowing to a snail’s pace when walking up slight grade
      ¦Extremely crabby, irritable, intolerant of others
      ¦Handwriting nearly illegible
      ¦Internal itching of ears
      ¦Broken/peeling fingernails
      ¦Dry skin or snake skin
      ¦Major anxiety/worry
      ¦Ringing in ears
      ¦Lactose Intolerance
      ¦Inability to eat in the mornings
      ¦Joint pain
      ¦Carpal tunnel symptoms
      ¦No Appetite
      ¦Fluid retention to the point of Congestive Heart Failure
      ¦Swollen legs that prevented walking
      ¦Blood Pressure problems
      ¦Varicose Veins
      ¦Dizziness from fluid on the inner ear
      ¦Low body temperature
      ¦Raised temperature
      ¦Tightness in throat; sore throat
      ¦Swollen lymph glands
      ¦Allergies (which can also be a result of low cortisol–common with hypothyroid patients)
      ¦Headaches and Migraines
      ¦Sore feet (plantar fascitis); painful soles of feet
      ¦now how do I put this one politely….a cold bum, butt, derriere, fanny, gluteus maximus, haunches, hindquarters, posterior, rear, and/or cheeks. Yup, really exists.
      ¦colitis
      ¦irritable bowel syndrome
      ¦painful bladder
      ¦Extreme hunger, especially at nighttime

  36. QUESTION:
    My dog has a yeast infection in his ear. Help?!?
    My dog has a yeast infection in his ear. We've tried everything to help the little guy but nothing seems to work. We've taking him to several vets and he's had several antibiotics but they only seem to make it worse. Do you know of any home remedies that are safe and effective for curing this yeast infection in his ear? By the way, he won't eat yogurt, tried that already.

    • ANSWER:
      Some dogs with chronic yeast infections in the ear require systemic anti fungal medications. Usually an external ear canal infection is treated topically but if his is not resolving with just tropicals ask your doctor about oral anti fungals. Also some dogs with chronic ear infections or yeast infections of the skin should have there thyroid level checked. Chronic ear and skin infections can be an indication of hypothyroidism. Food allergy's can also exacerbate ear and skin yeast infections. If your vet is not covering all the bases maybe you should seek advise from another one.
      ADDITIONAL: Yeast in the ear of a dog is malasseziapachydermatitis, vaginal yeast infections are caused by candida albicans. They are similar oragnisims but not the same.

  37. QUESTION:
    household hints and health benefits of apple cider vinegar?

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Cider Vinegar’s health benefits for people and their pets can be summarized in the following gathered information. In general it is antibacterial and anti-fungal and gives the immune system a good boost.

      1. Supports Joints and Tissues in animals, as well as, Human
      {“
      When acid crystals harden in the joints and tissues of any animal, the joints become stiff and the tissues hardened. The meat becomes tough and tasteless. But, when the animals are given apple cider vinegar regularly, the precipitated acid crystals enter into a solution and pass out of the body, thus making the body tissues healthier and tender. This applies to human flesh also.

      Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
      http://www.celestialhealing.net/applecider2.htm

      “}

      ==========

      2. Supports Weight Loss and Circulatory Health
      {“
      Apple cider vinegar has long been used as a health aid for weight loss and circulatory health. It is a very safe supplement, even for children. There are no known side effects resulting from using it. It is obtained from the fermentation of apple juice. The fermentation provides alcoholic apple cider that is combined with oxygen to produce acetic acid. The pH of ACV (apple cider vinegar) is very beneficial for the body.
      Apple cider vinegar is quite rich in minerals, vitamins and other substances. It contains vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin, A, vitamin P, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin B6. ACV also a lot of beneficial minerals like manganese, iron, calcium, sodium, magnesium, sulpher, copper, phosphorus, silicon, chlorine and fluorine.

      Health and Weight Loss Benefits Apple Cider Vinegar
      http://www.healthrecipes.com/apple_cider_vinegar.htm

      “}

      =========

      3. According to Earth Clinic Apple Cider Vinigar supports the following health concerns:

      {“
      drinking Apple Cider Vinegar are numerous: allergies (including pet, food and environmental), sinus infections, acne, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, candida, acid reflux, sore throats, contact dermatitis, arthritis,and gout. One reader reported that a shot of ACV saved him from going to the emergency room for heart pain. Apple Cider Vinegar also breaks down fat and is widely used to lose weight. It has also been reported that a daily dose of apple cider vinegar in water has soaring blood pressure under control in two weeks!

      Apple Cider Vinegar is also wonderful for dogs, cats, and horses. It helps them with arthritic conditions, controls fleas & barn flies, and gives a beautiful shine to their coats!
      “}

      ==========

      If you check this site (above provided URL for Earth Clinic), you can access detailed information on Introduction to Apple Cider Vinegar, Recommended Dosage for Apple Cider Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar and Dental Enamel, Recommended books on Apple Cider Vinegar, The History of Apple Cider Vinegar, as well as some of the Reader Feedback.

      Earth Clinic
      APPLE CIDER VINEGAR CURES
      http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/acvinegar.html

      “}

      =========

      4.Remedy for food poisoning, support digestive upsets, and Fight Infections

      {“
      Apple Cider Vinegar is a good remedy for food poisoning and helpful in digestive upsets. It is also effective for urinary tract infections and it lowers high blood pressure. In animals, it is helpful in skin and coat problems. For those on diuretics, it is helpful in replacing potassium depletion. Use one teaspoonful in the dog or cat’s drinking water daily as a healthy tonic. Two teaspoonfuls in a pint of water, for yourself.

      For centuries, people have recognized cider vinegar’s health benefits to fight infection, promote digestion, and even in fighting osteoporosis.

      Health benefits of apple cider vinegar
      http://fl.essortment.com/benefitsofappl_rrak.htm
      “}

      ==========

      Following URL provides with questions such as followings:
      What is Natural Apple Cider Vinegar?
      What is the nature of the Mother?
      Why is ACV not pasteurized?
      Is it okay to eat/drink the Mother?
      Since Apple Cider Vinegar is unpasteurized, is it protected from E.Coli bacteria?
      What type of barrels are used during production?
      Does Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar need to be refrigerated?
      What is the shelf life of Apple Cider Vinegar?
      Is Apple Cider Vinegar safe to take during pregnancy?
      Is it possible to take too much Apple Cider Vinegar?
      Is it necessary to add honey to ACV?
      Is it okay to take the Apple Cider Vinegar by itself?
      What, exactly, are the internal and external benefits attributed to ACV?
      Apple Cider Vinegar FAQ !
      http://www.bragg.com/FAQ/faq_applecider.html

      ==========

  38. QUESTION:
    Canadian Yeast Overgrowth home treatment?
    Can you treat canadian yeast overgrowth at home with out a special pill? or diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida do you mean?? geez hun, i know the pain all too well ........ you need to avoid all yeast and sugar products to kill a yeast infection ......... sugar will literally feed the yeast overgrowth allowing it to flourish......... ditch the alcohol and sodas and diet sodas too if you drink any .......... antiobiotics, especially broad - spectrum antiobiotics will also kill the helpful bacteria which you need for a healthy gut ........ supplement with a good quality probiotic to rebalance gut flora ......... this part is absolutely essential for without the good flora your system will remain completely out of whack ...... eat more alkaline forming foods such as leafy and green vegies, fishes such as tuna, salmon, sardines and whiting, organic nuts and seeds such as almonds and brazil nuts........ all these foods are rich in magnesium and will thus encourage the production of hydrochloric acid in your tummy aiding in digestion and effective elimination ........the leafy greens and fishes are also rich in calcium and protein and the fish are a rich source of vitamin D too ....... eat organic brown rice and quinoa (prounounced keen ~ wah) as they are both a rich source of the B complex of vitamins and will provide you with the carbs you need for sustained energy and the quinoa is also rich in calcium and iron .......... don't forget about getting enough iron on a daily basis too ie ~ lean red meats ..... Avoid sugars such as honey, molasses, fructose, maltose, lactose (that means all milk and dairy products) and fruit juices ...... avoid artificial sweetners and foods containing brewer's yeast - ie - alcohol such as beer, wine, brandy, whiskey, rum, ciders and root beer.... avoid baker's yeast ie ~ breads and rolls and pastries .... avoid mushrooms ... avoid fruits and vegies with any sign of mold growth on them .... avoid fermented beverages and condiments including mayonnaise, ketchup, pickled vegies and pickles, salad dressings (use lemon and olive oil instead), soy sauce and vinegar .... avoid all types of hard cheeses which are a pretty good source of mold.... avoid processed and smoked meats and fish, including hot dogs, sausages, luncheon meats etc....... these meats are processed with sugar, spices, yeast and other preservatives .... avoid canned bottled or frozen fruit and vegie juices cos they have loads of sugar and are commonly made from overripened or damaged produce; generally the skin of the fruit contains surface mold and rotten spots, which are pulverised into the juice... avoid dried fruits.... avoid coffee & tea as much as you can as caffeine will aggravate yeast overgrowth..................... you don't need to use medications to kill a yeast overgrowth ..... simply eliminate their food source and they will disappear on their own ...... if you normalise the bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract you will feel much better and in most cases won't need drugs ♥

      truly, eat loads and loads of green and leafy vegies, squeeze lemon juice over it to spice it up and help torch bacteria and bolster both your immunity and digestive process ........ and cold water fishes and brown rice / quinoa and watch it clear up........ oh, drink loads and loads of fresh filtered water to ... to ensure you are properly hydrated as the healthiest and happiest body will always be the most hydrated one .

      make sure that you only eat organic nuts and seeds like almonds, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds too as they "preserve" the commercial varieties with sulfites and other nasty chemicals that will upset sensitive digestive systems.

      hope you feel better soon

      peace 2 you

  39. QUESTION:
    is it true that dogs have a cleaner mouth then we do?

    has any1 else heard that there saliva has a healing agent in it

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a list of some microbes one may find in a healthy dog's mouth (neisseria, E. coli, pasteurella, pseudomonas, proteus, moraxella, acinetobacter, capnocytophaga, EF-4, Bergeyella, Actinomyces, Sterptococci (nonhemolytic and beta hemolytic), Corynebacterium, Bacillus, Staphylococcus, Bacteroides, Fusobacterium, Propionibacterium, Peptostreptococcus, Bifidobacterium, clostridium, Veillonella, Eikenella, Simonsiella, Candida and Mycoplasma)

  40. QUESTION:
    i have a fungal infection on my left arm (tinea corporis) -should i worry?
    i've seen the doctor already and she said its normal and its probalby from my dog (i know thats really gross) but there are no spots on my dogs body so im pretty confused where it came from - could it be from another person?

    • ANSWER:
      Tinea corporis is an infection of the body surface by mold-like fungi called dermatophytes.

      Causes, incidence, and risk factors Return to top

      The body normally hosts a variety of microorganisms, including bacteria, mold-like fungi (dermatophytes), and yeast-like fungi (such as Candida). Some of these are useful to the body. Others may multiply rapidly and cause symptoms.

      Tinea corporis (often called ringworm of the body) is a common skin disorder, especially among children, but it may occur in people of all ages. It is caused by mold-like fungi (dermatophytes). See also tinea capitis (involving the scalp), tinea cruris (jock itch), and tinea pedis (athlete's foot).

      Fungi thrive in warm, moist areas. Susceptibility to fungal infection is increased by poor hygiene, prolonged wetness of the skin (such as from sweating), and minor skin or nail injuries.

      Tinea infections are contagious and can be passed by direct contact with affected individuals or by contact with contaminated items such as combs, clothing, shower, or pool surfaces. They can also be transmitted by contact with pets that carry the fungus (cats are common carriers).

      Symptoms Return to top

      Itching of the affected area
      Skin lesion, rash
      On the arms, legs, face, trunk (usually exposed body areas)
      Ring shaped
      Reddened patch (abnormally dark or light skin)
      Borders advance and spread and the center clears
      Borders appear scaly, distinct
      Signs and tests Return to top

      The diagnosis is primarily based on the appearance of the skin. If tests are used, they may include the following:

      A KOH (potassium hydroxide) test, in which skin scrapings are dissolved in KOH and then examined under a microscope. This test is painless and easy, and the results are available immediately.
      A skin lesion biopsy with microscopic examination or culture to look for dermatophytes.
      Treatment Return to top

      Keep the skin clean and dry. Topical (applied to the skin) over-the-counter antifungal creams, such as those that contain miconazole, clotrimazole, or similar ingredients, are often effective in controlling ringworm.

      Severe or chronic infection may require further treatment by the health care provider. Oral antifungal medications may be given. Stronger, prescription topical antifungal medications, such as ketoconazole may be needed. Antibiotics may be needed to treat secondary bacterial infections. Infected pets should be treated.

  41. QUESTION:
    what are these pimples on my dog stomach?

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes dogs get a reaction to their food and it can cause candida. Look up candida rash, candida rash on dog, and also try in images. You may see the dog licking the area, some redness, and the dog can just get irritated with the whole thing. The solution is to change foods to less grain, give omega fatty acids such as salmon oil or other oils, use Benadryl if it gets bad or consult with the vet. There is also a spray sold at stores by Pet Solutions for skin irrititations. Malaseb shampoo works well, too. This is vet prescribed.

  42. QUESTION:
    how do you know for sure that you have depression& what can you do to feel better without a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Depression can be experienced differently, depending on the individual; generally it is a really soggy, heavy feeling of lethargy, stuck, unmotivated, or hiding; you may or may not experience it as sad.

      Medically, it is important to rule out possible physiological causes, including hypothyroidism, anemia, low testosterone or other hormone imbalances, yeast/candida overgrowth, some kind of other low-grade infection (including teeth).

      Aside from that and psycho-spiritually speaking:
      Depression comes from holding yourself back from the Truth:
      It's like a chronic lie we tell ourselves, until the only thing that becomes apparent is how numb we are...
      And then we dig ourselves even deeper to intensify our feelings, just so we can feel something!

      How do you bail out of this stuck, dark, mess??

      Dismantle your ego!
      (this is the part of you/us that lies to you to keep you feeling safe).
      Release the fear and Love (healing) will come in to take its place.

      Surrender to the impossibility of (your ego or self-preserving, reactive self) trying to manage everything on your own

      -- it is too far out of your control -- and surrender to whatever is.

      Then allow your (Higher, Knowing, True) self (and God) to guide you into the truth, and give into it --

      Strangely enough, it is your resistance (or defense) that causes you such misery, disconnection, and fear.
      Your misery comes because you are neither happy nor present with what is going on right here and Now...your thoughts are trapped up in worry about the future, or grief/resentment about the past --
      neither of which are here, right NOW.
      BE PRESENT NOW.

      I know this sounds contradictory to what you want -- relief from what you believe you are experiencing now -- But truly, (because I've have experienced this also) I sincerely promise you, that the pain engulfing your Mind and Heart is about not being available to what is right now in front of you...in this moment. Whatever you don't like about what is going on, can only be possible to change in the Now. YOU ARE NOW. GOD IS NOW. And this now is the only moment that you can possibly ever deal in.

      "But I feel so much pain when I bring my mind into the here and now."
      I understand.
      Your pain is like annoying, barking dog or crying child who is desperately trying to get your attention: if only you would get up to see what the problems and move toward the painful noise, you would know how to better handle it.

      Breath!
      Ask yourself, what are you really feeling/ thinking here?
      Respond to the call: what have you been ignoring in your life?
      Surrender to the unknown by feeling how deep those feelings go.
      There is a bottom to the pit,
      and the bottom of the barrel, is the Top of the Light!
      Sit with it. Be curious. Observe. Be in the Now. These are all good first steps.

      Remember to tell yourself the truth, and stop lying to yourself.
      Dig in and be brave enough to have the doctor reset your broken leg so you can Heal.

      Secondly, get involved with others, and give. In so doing, you are allowing Love to flow through you, as well as to others.

      Release the fear and false illusions of how things are,
      Dissolve your attachments to how things should be,
      Allow yourself to be present without criticism of failure.
      Participate in what is happening in the here and Now.

      Surrender to Love now.
      God/ Universe /Life is waiting to catch you.

  43. QUESTION:
    what can i do for my dog that has candida yeast infection?
    bought yeast kit use grain-free holistic food use coconut oil on skin and on food bought cozy comfy cone for head muzzle and feet guards that he has chewed up still his legs feet ears and face

    • ANSWER:
      When natural methods don't work, it's time for a vet.

  44. QUESTION:
    Please tell me a "candida diet" daily eating plan please.?
    Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner.
    I have a blender, how do I make nut butter?
    I'm a vegetarian.

    • ANSWER:
      The classic telltale signs of a yeast overgrowth ....... candidiasis ...... are those of a white tongue (thrush), toenail or fingernail fungus, jock itch or athlete's foot, and vaginal yeast infections........... an overgrowth of yeast can affect virtually every system of the body with the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous and immune systems being the most susceptible.... common symptoms of candidiasis include:

      Digestive disorders, including IBS;
      Gastrointestinal symptoms: thrush, bloating gas, rectal itching;
      Vaginal yeast infections;
      Urinary tract infections;
      Athlete's foot or jock itch;
      Fungal toenails or fingernails;
      Cravings for sugar, bread, or alcohol;
      Diaper rash;
      Fatigue;
      Irritability (especially when hungry);
      Premenstrual syndrome and menstrual problems;
      Fibromyalgia;
      headaches;
      Brain fog;
      Skin problems or itching;
      Numbness or tingling in the extremities;
      Respiratory problems;
      Depression;
      Hypoglycemia;
      Short attention span;
      Loss of libido.

      What a scary list hey.

      Bad digestion is indicated by a deep crack down the middle of your tongue.

      Candidiasis almost never occurs in people with healthy immune systems who eat a diet low in sugar and yeast....you need to avoid all yeast and sugar products to kill a yeast infection ......... sugar will literally feed the yeast overgrowth allowing it to flourish......... ditch the alcohol and sodas and diet sodas too if you drink any .......... antiobiotics, especially broad - spectrum antiobiotics will also kill the helpful bacteria which you need for a healthy gut ........ supplement with a good quality probiotic to rebalance gut flora ......... this part is absolutely essential for without the good flora your system will remain completely out of whack ...... get a powdered one that is dairy free ... easier to assimilate ...... eat more alkaline forming foods such as leafy and green vegies, organic nuts and seeds such as almonds and brazil nuts........ all these foods are rich in magnesium and will thus encourage the production of hydrochloric acid in your tummy aiding in digestion and effective elimination ........the leafy greens ,,are also rich in calcium and protein ........... eat organic brown rice and quinoa (prounounced keen ~ wah) as they are both a rich source of the B complex of vitamins and will provide you with the carbs you need for sustained energy and the quinoa is also rich in calcium and iron .......... ..... Avoid sugars such as honey, molasses, fructose, maltose, lactose (that means all milk and dairy products) and fruit juices ...... avoid artificial sweetners and foods containing brewer's yeast - ie - alcohol such as beer, wine, brandy, whiskey, rum, ciders and root beer.... avoid baker's yeast ie ~ breads and rolls and pastries .... avoid mushrooms ... avoid fruits and vegies with any sign of mold growth on them .... avoid fermented beverages and condiments including mayonnaise, ketchup, pickled vegies and pickles, salad dressings (use freshly squeezed lemon and olive oil instead), soy sauce and vinegar .... avoid all types of hard cheeses which are a pretty good source of mold.... avoid processed and smoked meats and fish, including hot dogs, sausages, luncheon meats etc....... these meats are processed with sugar, spices, yeast and other preservatives .... even the packaged vegetarian faux meats are also loaded with sugar, yeast etc... avoid canned bottled or frozen fruit and vegie juices cos they have loads of sugar and are commonly made from overripened or damaged produce; generally the skin of the fruit contains surface mold and rotten spots, which are pulverised into the juice... avoid dried fruits.... avoid coffee & tea as much as you can as caffeine will aggravate yeast overgrowth..................... you don't need to use medications to kill a yeast overgrowth ..... simply eliminate their food source and they will disappear on their own ...... if you normalise the bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract you will feel much better and in most cases won't need drugs ♥

      truly, eat loads and loads of green and leafy vegies, squeeze lemon juice over it to spice it up and help torch bacteria and bolster both your immunity and digestive process ........eat some low sugar fruits each day too such as strawberries, pears and watermelon and cold water fresh fishes ....... do you eat fish?? and brown rice / quinoa and watch it clear up........ oh, drink loads and loads of fresh filtered water to ... to ensure you are properly hydrated as the healthiest and happiest body will always be the most hydrated one .

      make sure that you only eat organic nuts and seeds like almonds, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds too as they "preserve" the commercial varieties with sulfites and other nasty chemicals that will upset sensitive digestive systems.

      Sheesh mate, sorry it's so long ...... i did this and it cleared up within 6 weeks ..... but i ditched the yeast and processed sugar forever ... that was 18 months ago ....... i had a candida overgrowth so bad that 3 of the nails on my right hand looked like corrigated iron .... nail fungus ....... they're perfect now ...... basically ditch eating out of a packet and eat plenty of leafy and green vegies, organic brown rice, low sugar fruits, peas beans and lentils and what other vegies you choose........good luck.

      Take a B complex supplement including all the B's as well ie ~ B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folic acid etc..... to support healthy neural, immune and digestive functioning ...... especially since you are vegetarian and B12 is hard to come by unless you eat milk and dairy and lean meats ........... the B complex will help you to better deal with the everyday stress of just life that we are all exposed to at some level or another.

      oh, sorry, can't help with the nut butter.

      hope you feel better soon

      peace 2 you

  45. QUESTION:
    Is John McCain an overrated, weak candidate that doesn't have a chance in hell and will be annihilated in Nov?
    Is he? Is Paul Abrams correct? Is the MSM playing it up for ratings? Are they creating a "myth of a close race"?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-abrams/mccain-is-a-lousy-candida_b_99973.html

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely agree.
      McCain folded like a cheap suit against Bush in 2000. He only won this time around because Rudy and Fred (weak competition as they were) didn't show up and Huck and Mitt just seemed interested in arguing over who is actually the bigger religous nut.
      Even with a free ride from the press (his constant gaffes regarding sunnis and shiites, his lying about the relative effects of tax cuts and raises, and his openly admitting his racism have all been ignored by the mainstream press who think snipers in Bosnia and paying attention in church are more important) and Obama and Clinton going at it like cat and dog, he cannot pull away from either in any poll.
      McCain is seen by the community as Bush lite at best. When the Democrats put on a united front at the convention and beyond - McCain is toast.

  46. QUESTION:
    Please help me! My dog has red paws and keeps on licking them? PLEASE HELP!?
    My dog is a cockapoo, and a month or so ago, he started licking his paws. Last month, it wasn't so serious, but we still went to the vet. They gave him medicen to put on his paw when he starts to lick it, but it isn't helping. His paw is all red and he licks it like crazy. Does anyone know what I can do to help him? By the way, he is almost 3 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      No good putting medicine on the dogs feet, if one does not remove the irritant that is causing him to lick in the first instance.

      If you live near the sea and your dog is frequently in the sea water, it could be the salt that is burning his feet - wash them and dry them well - with a hair dryer if need be, especially between the toes.

      Do you have a lawn around your house? If so you dog may be allergic to the grass seeds - keep him off the lawn.

      Have you recently sprayed week killer on the paving? He may be getting this on her feet every time he crosses the paving.

      He may be bored and this licking is a habit which he has developed - as it causes you to give him the attention he craves.

      With regard to easing the itch - a I suggest that you wash his feet in an infusion of Chamomile Tea, after which you one again need to dry them very carefully. - Hair dryer on low heat being the best - bearing the damp places are great breeding grounds for bugs!

      Finally ask you vet to do a PAP smear from the infected areas and have it analysed - he might have something equivalent to thrush (Candida Monilia) or athlete's foot, which could be easily treated.

      I would suggest that determining what is causing your dogs problem is going to take some detective work on your part - executed by a process of elimination.

      Good luck and happy hunting.

  47. QUESTION:
    I have athletes foot. Can my dog cure it by licking it?
    Or is it bad for him

    • ANSWER:
      Athlete's foot is a symptom of a candida albicans fungal infection. Your dog's saliva it probably not anti-fungal enough. I recommend a good anti-fungal cream from the drugstore.

      The yeast link at www.hufa.org has info on what causes candida albicans, and how you can treat it.

  48. QUESTION:
    dog throwing up often?
    my dog throws up alot. he's just a regular energetic dog. we feed him once a day or every now and then we feed him a done bone or a piece of meat. he seems to be able to keep that down. we keep him away from human foods and foods with spices or sugars. im not sure what to do. what do u think is the cause for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely, your dog vomits frequently because you are only feeding the dog once a day. Feeding one meal a day is a mistake. Dogs suffer from blood/sugar surges and plummets the same as humans. When the dog's stomach is empty for such an extended period of time, bile builds up from the acid in the stomach and the dog will vomit. Please feed your dog a minimum of two (2) meals a day. Breakfast and dinner are great. A light snack before bed will help alleviate an excess of acid build up. You don't mention the breed or size of your dog so it's hard for me to suggest what or how much. I also like to give my boys a treat mid-day such as a skinned, cut-up apple - no seeds or some chicken or a spoonful of cottage cheese (which is very low in lactate naturally so dogs can digest). That's for 25 lb and under. Larger breeds can have more. Please do not listen to those who tell you not to feed your dog FRESH food...even a vet - unless your dog has a specific allergy or disease that would prevent them from enjoying a variety of nutrition. Vets are not taught about nutrition in their education and only those that expanded their education outside of graduation, which is few in comparison, have any nutritional knowledge. I have studied canine nutrition for years and #1 reason dogs have so many skin issues, allergies, diseases, ear trouble, etc is due to poor nutrition. EVERY animal thrives on fresh food - fresh food is natural food without spices and sauces. Dogs thrived for hundreds of years on fresh food. They only began eating processed food (kibble) because we humans were duped into thinking it was "better" for them. Kibble was invented by Beer and Cereal manufacturers who wanted to make a profit off the excess grains that they couldn't use in their own products. Your dog is not vomiting because you feed him fresh food. Just start feeding two meals a day and go ahead and incorporate the snacks and see what happens. Please do read up on what foods are DANGEROUS to dogs, and which are highly beneficial. I added some links for you in the source section. This is less likely but your dog could be allergic to something in the kibble you are feeding, the easiest way to figure that out is by changing the feeding schedule and see if there is improvement. The worst kibble you can buy your dog from my experience and education ;) is anything made by Pedigree or Purina, and any food you can buy at a grocery store or supermarket. Even Petco and Petsmart have some awful options. Some of the brands I like based on quality and ingredient ratio (none of these contribute to excess Candida growing in the GI tract) are: Holistic Select, Precise Plus, Precise, Timberwolf Organic, Fromm Family Foods GOLD variety and Natural Planet Organics.

  49. QUESTION:
    Aromatherapy Coconut?
    I have sensitive allergies and 4 smelly dogs :) that are strictly inside animals; I am not allergic to them but I want a natural smell in my home that my allergies can tolerate. I've been to the Tommy Bahama's restaurant in The Woodlands, TX and love the smell of coconut or the mixture of pina colada mix or whatever it is they have. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to recreate that smell?

    • ANSWER:
      Coconut Oil doesn't really have a very strong smell. For Aromatherapy I would suggest using Thyme, Oregano, Rosewood, Frankenscense, and Cassia (Cinnamon) Oils. All of these are very powerful antimicrobial oils. Especially Oregano. Oregano is pretty safe and it can even be ingested as long as you do it wisely. But Coconut oil contains Caprylic Acid. And this acid is a very powerful antifungal agent. If I where you, I would simply take a few tablespoons of coconut oil everyday. I believe there is a link between candida and allergies and Coconut oil can destroy candida. But it isn't as effective as Oregano or Thyme. If you use the 100% pure Oregano Oil in a boiling pot of water, it will remove the smell from your house. There is no doubt about that.


candida in dogs

Candida Diet Food List

Tracking down Candida diet recipes that suit you may seem a bit daunting.Which ones satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body optimally well without feeding the yeast overgrowth in your body?Congratulations. Pat yourself on the back for your wise search for foods that starve the yeast but nourish you optimally. Such knowledge will empower you on your quest to feel great and be smart about feeding yourself. After all, where will you live when your body wears out (or Candida takes over and rules your life and your body)?Here's the truth about foods that feed you without feeding the yeast. Eat only from these food lists:Meat (all kinds of animal protein)VegetablesNon-gluten grains and beansAt first glance this food list may feel very limiting to your candida diet, but think again. How many different animal proteins can you choose from?Poultry - chicken, turkey, duck, Cornish game hens, eggFish - lots of varietiesShellfish - clam, lobster, shrimp, oyster, musselsLambBeefWith the great variety of fish added to the above list, you could eat a different animal protein almost every day of the month.When you add all of the gorgeous, colorful vegetables, your variety increases exponentially. Make your plate a rainbow of colorful food by choosing one vegetable from each of the following color groups:Green leafy - romaine lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, artichoke, chives, endive, parsley, etc.Green - asparagus, broccoli, celery, green bell pepper, green beans, etc.Yellow or white - avocado, cauliflower, cucumber, squash, etc.Red, orange, purple - beets, carrots, eggplant, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, winter squash, etc.Root vegetables - onions, white or red potatoes, radish, turnips, etc.Complete your colorful, delicious, satisfying meal by adding a bean or non-gluten grain to this candida diet recipe you just created:Beans - any varietyGrains - brown rice, quinoa, millet, teff, wild rice, amaranth (have fun exploring this category).There you have it, the food that feeds you magnificently without feeding the yeast Candida and other unfriendly organisms.Try a vegetable that you think you don't like in combination with these other foods and you may find a delightful new taste that you really enjoy!Since variety is the spice of life, experiment with a lot of different combinations of these food groups. Also, add some herbs or spices, or different allowed salad dressings or marinades to add to your taste delights.Vary the way you prepare your candida diet recipes too. Steam all that beautiful variety of food in a steamer basket for 8 minutes or stir cook them. Make them into salads. Also, you can make your meal look like a traditional meal by preparing a meat, vegetable, root or grain and vegetable salad.You will think that you have become a master chef. And you have!After four to eight weeks of eating only from the meat, vegetable, bean or grain list, you may cautiously add these food categories back into your candida diet recipes:Nuts and seedsWhole fruitSince nuts and seeds may develop mold easily and since they can be a bit harder to digest, avoid them in your candida diet plans for the first four to eight weeks. Then add one at a time into your candida diet recipes in small amounts. Three days after trying the first nut, try adding another one if you tolerated the first one well.Do the same with fruit. In order to digest fruit the most efficiently, eat it all by itself between meals.Keep your fruit serving size small (one small apple, one-half banana, 10 grapes, etc.) and eat no more than 2 servings per day. The natural sugar in fruit can start the yeast growing again. Only eat whole fruit, never drink fruit juice. The natural fruit sugar is too concentrated in fruit juice.Congratulations master chef. You may be pleasantly surprised that your whole family loves your candida diet recipes too.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    where can i find a list of foods i CAN eat on the candida diet?
    please hellp all i can find is foods i cant eat......im struggling to beat this after 20 years.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.candidablog.com/get-rid-of-candida-once-and-for-all-the-diet/

  2. QUESTION:
    Does the following test indicate an overgrowth of candida?
    I have heard that if you spit into a glass of water first thing in the morning and the saliva forms white threads or flakes that sink to the bottom this is the candida fungus and shows you have an overgrowth. Is the white stuff really candida?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, that test won't work. There are too many variables in a test like that which may result in assuming you have candida.

      Mucus alone in your saliva would give that appearance.

      Unfortunately, other than vaginal or penile or thrush yeast infections, Candida can be very hard to diagnose people everyone has some level of candida fungus in their body. I'm assuming you're referring to systemic candida in your question.

      The best initial steps to take are natural ones...

      1. avoid sugars and complex carbohydrates.
      2. avoid antibacterial soaps
      3. shower frequently
      4. add grapefruit seed extract to your water for a week (will kill the candida)
      5. There is a complete candida diet listed on the link below:
      http://www.candida-away.com/recommended-foods-for-yeast-infection.html

      Best of Luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to get rid of candida?
    Im 20 and have suffered from acne since about age 13. It has cleared up dramatically because i changed my eating habits, but my tongue is still white coated, and my saliva tests still come back positive. How long do i have to cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Tanalbit Anti-Candida
      www.intensivenutrition.com Anti-fungal, Plant tannin herbal 20 year safety & efficacy record
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      www.candidafree.net List of Symptoms, Dr's tests, treatment options & solutions
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  4. QUESTION:
    I am suffering from Ulcerative Colitis. What kind of Diet should I go on to alleviate my symptoms?
    I have gone to many doctors, and the best solutions they offered were surgery and taking a bunch of pills and suppositories that don't really work. I don't know what to do and the symptoms havent gotten better after a month. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      The most important thing to do is to reduce the incidence of diarrhea and blood. Probiotics, especially the sacchromyces boulardii yeast are known to reduce and even eliminate the diarrhea. Research has shown that boulardii up to 6 times a day is important for UC patients. Below are a list of not too many bacteria that are readily available on various websites or a place like Whole Foods.

      As far as diet goes you want to minimize the ingestion of sulfur containing foods, especially if you are experiencing rotten egg smelling farts as those kind of farts are indicating that you have a high concentration of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) which is a toxic byproduct of protein digestion. Those stinky farts also mean that your body is not properly detoxifying the H2S and will weaken the colon cells. Less meat, less onions and garlic, are important ways of reducing the sulfide precursors.

      As far as things to add, make sure that you are ingesting the bifidobacteria listed below and get some Metamucil, which is essentially repackaged Psyllium husks, or Plantago Ovata fiber. The combination of Psyllium and bifidobacteria has been shown to be as effective as the standard pharmaceutical 5-ASA type drugs such as Pentasa or Mensalamine in clinical testing. Go figure 0/month vs. less than /month. The combination of 5-ASA, psyllium husk, and bifidobacteria is also beneficial.

      As long as you are getting the bifidobacteria, try some oat bran, wheat bran, or brown rice. In in many patients the bran products help reduce inflammation.

      There are many things you can to to ease colitis. Review the following list of KEYWORDs and go to http://www.pubmed.gov and type in: "ulcerative colitis" KEYWORD
      to see the results of the peer reviewed journals. Here is the list...

      lactobacillus and bifidobacteria: Kyodophilus by Wakanuga
      lactoabacillus GG: Lactobacillus GG by Culturelle
      sacchromyces boulardii: a gut friendly yeast by Jarrow
      Pepto Bismol
      Fish oil
      bromelain
      papain
      quercetin
      boswellia
      vitamin C
      vitamin E
      magnesium in citrate or ionic form: traceminerals.com

      The best but unpleasant treatment is a human fecal transplant. In pubmed type in: fecal Borody TJ
      and you will see the articles. Download and review and you will learn that some people can be cured of ulcerative colitis. According to Borody, about 1/6 colitis patients get cured. You could be one of the lucky ones. I know folks who are doing well with this treatment.

      Secondary possibilities
      capric acid (not much research here but shown to be good against a Candida infection)
      caprylic acid (not much research here but shown to be good against a Candida infection)

  5. QUESTION:
    What food best to avoid if you have eczema??
    Hi there im 19 years old and i have has eczema since like forever well 3years old to be precise. I've been given so many cream, anti-biotic hrydo blah blah by my gp but i was wondering if like maybe eggs are bad for my skin?? And what food are good for it??

    • ANSWER:
      I'm in my 40's & have had it forever, too. A naturopathic dr. said it was a yeast problem in the bloodstream (candida). Of course everyone is different, so you might have to experiment with an elimination diet to see if eggs cause a flare-up. Sugar in all forms is bad for eczema. That means "raw" sugar, honey, molasses, maple syrup and white sugar. I use aspartame with no problem. Here are some of the "trigger" foods listed in the text I checked: eggs, dairy products, seafood, walnuts, & pecans." They also suggest keeping a food diary to isolate which foods are causing you have problems. Naturally, try to keep calm & don't get too stressed out if at all possible. "Include legumes, brown rice, wheat germ & other foods high in vitam B6 in your diet."

  6. QUESTION:
    how do you do the candida diet?
    I have horrible candida and i really want to get rid of... how do i start the candida diet? is there a cleanse i should do first? what foods can i have? is there a set amount of calorie intake? i want to start this weekend because it's gotten worse! personal testimonies would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      OK, glad I stumbled across your question. It's a convolluted nightmare of information and products out there. Here's what works great for me after suffering from a bizzarre sugar sensitivity@ age33 and allergies all my life, etc. etc. etc.
      DON"T WASTE TIME COUNTING CALORIES!
      Enzymatic Therapy - Yeast Balance----buy this product. Take it. It is very natural herbal and oils. Take two caplets with hot tea or coffee and eat a lemon or lime in close time proximity. Follow that with a good fiber source. Instant oatmeal with peanut butter. Instant oats or rolled oats I think are best because you don't have to cook the snot out of them to make them digestable. Or take psyllium husk fiber or back beans but some good source of fiber. Your fiber intake should follow your ingestion of the supplement and hot beverage. (This all seems strangely specific but try it for two weeks) Follow your oatmeal with a bowl of marinara sauce that has Cheese cultures and enzymes in the ingredients list. Classico Spicy Tomato and Pesto I think is best because it has this and many good meditteranean diet foodstuffs and it is a little spicy which will improve (stimulate) digestion as well. Then eat a sald if you can. If you are still hungry have something satiating on hand to complete your apetite, nearly anything normally that you would eat. Try to do this routine for breakfast, it's a great way to start the day.

      Eat a big salad a day (greens and/or spinach-not lettuces). It's a discipline so make this effort as efficient as possible. Get acquainted with your local salad bar. Use minimal oils/dressings. Learn to eat greens raw!!!! You will get the best benefit in the candida battle. Yeast don't want to eat salads-they prefer that live on a diet of candy and beer (but I'm sure your diet is not that bad.

      Another supplemnt that is good to be take with Yeast Balance is Solaray - Caprylic Acid or it's just reffered to as Capryl. I believe it is found in coconuts which incidently is one of the most effective foods for you infighting candida but they are a chore to cut up. It (capryl)is also very tame so take two caplets 3x daily.

      So, in review
      supplements: yeast balance; capryl
      Hot tea or coffee: Ingest supplements followed by heat(coffee/tea-hot as you can stand it) and eat a lemon (the "hot" citric acid magnifies the supplements strength in knocking down yeast)
      Oatmeal with healthy garnish like cinnamon or PB or berries or sunflower seeds or Thai Kitchen coconut cream (milk) the paste-like stuff (no liquid noise when you shake the can.)
      Classico: Spicy Tomato and Pesto: eat it like soup without pasta ....or with.
      Salad

      Reserve 1 hour to 1.5 hours to complete this regimen or just include these foods in your daily diet as life's obligations permit. The idea is to keep these things running through you at regular intervals. Otherwise eat regular meals try to avoid sugars and reduce other simple carbs but do not obsess.

      I've had experience in the past with eating yogurt mixed with healthy trail mix, coconut meat for a good probiotic effort after you've knocked some of this out. Stay hydrated. Garlic tabs a re a good thing to include too but be sparing with it. The yeast balnce thing if you take too much, the only SA I ever had is you'll feel the cool sensation after a bowel movement. Both these supplements are very tame to adjust dosage-just stay hydrated to keep your excetory systems moving or you may have some degree of rash-saty hydrated and eat lemons and pineapple and banana. "It's not what you eat, it's what you digest."

  7. QUESTION:
    Are there any ways to soothe an ear infection?
    I have swimmer's ear and it hurts so bad. I am taking advil and a pain killer, it is helping. But I want to find a way to help the pain without so much medicine. Any tips? This would help me soo much! Thanks anyone who answers.

    • ANSWER:
      NATURAL CURE FOR EAR INFECTIONS
      Natural Cures For an Ear Infection - More Than Home Remedies
      For the pain, put a cup of salt in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes. Use coarse salt and dump it into a thick sock. The sock is to prevent burns. Apply the sock to the painful ear and it draws fluid out of the ear.

      Get a washcloth full of hot water and wring it out. Hold this onto the ear until it cools. The moist heat will increase the circulation in the ear, thereby reducing the swelling and pain.

      For the infection, put a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxideicon into each ear, one ear at a time. Keep the solution in for 10 minutes or until the bubbling stops.

      Note: Do not put liquids into your ears if you have a ruptured ear drum.

      OR

      Start with 1 tablespoon of Pure Almond Carrier Oilalmond oil and add 2 drops of Lavender Essential Oillavender essential oil, 2 drops of Chamomile Essential Oilchamomile essential oil, and 3 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oiltea tree essential oil. Mix this well, then warm the mixture. OR, another good mixture would be to start with 1 tablespoon of Pure Almond Carrier Oilalmond oil and add 2 drops of Lavender Essential Oillavender essential oil, 3 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oiltea tree essential oil, and 2 drops of Thyme Essential Oilthyme essential oil.

      Two drops of this warm mixture can be put inside an infected ear three times a day (if the eardrum has never been punctured or perforated). A secondary method to further ease the pain and pressure, rub some of this mixture onto the inside and outside of the ear itself and on the affected side of the neck (the area of the lymph nodes). An even faster secondary method to relieve the pain and pressure is to get the mixture hot, add a few drops of this mixture to a little hot water, dip in a clean cloth, and use the cloth as a compress. Be careful that it is not hot enough to burn.

      Note: 1) Red thyme pure essential oil is not suitable for children, epileptics or those who are prone to high blood pressure. 2) Thyme essential oil can induce a miscarriage or harm a fetus when taken internally and possibly when applied externally.

      For a person who has had (ever) a perforated or punctured eardrum, follow the above procedures without adding drops inside the ear canal to achieve much of the healing and pain relief.

      People that get a lot of ear infections might actually be allergic to dairy products, egg whites, wheat, peanuts or soy. Or, their intake of fatty foods may be too high.

      To use these methods with babies, put one drop of the mixture into 1/4 cup of water for diluted strength, and use the diluted mixture as ear drops or for massaging.

      Chewing gum that contains Xylitol (like Biotene Dry Mouth Gum, Arm & Hammer Dental Care Sugar Free Baking Soda Gum, Altoids Chewing Gum, or Dr. Ken's Sugar-Free Dental Gum) helps fight bacteria, cavities, plaque and gum disease, and helps whiten teeth. Gum chewing may help relieve pressure in the ear, and the pain from the pressure. Chewing Xylitol gum regularly has been shown to prevent inner ear infections by keeping the bacteria in the mouth from moving up into the nose and ears.

      Recurring ear infections may be due to the overuse of antibiotics causing an overgrowth of candida (yeast). That is because the antibiotics kill also kill some good things in our body meant to keep out the bad things. The candida can cause a whole list of problems. In children it usually shows up as diaper rash (in women it is yeast infections), recurrent ear infections, asthma, and a host of other problems. Cutting out sugars and refined carbohydrates from the diet would help a lot, although this is not so easy with kids. So, replace the intestinal flora (a good thing) that was killed by the antibiotics. You do this with acidophilus, which comes in many forms: Acidophilus caplets, Children's Acidophilus chewable tablets, Acidophilus Strawberry Liquid, and Children's Acidophilus Powder.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to recover from Candida systemic infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Drugs are not the answer! You can get over it WITHOUT them! Taking a prescription should be a LAST resort. First of all, get a hold of the book " The Yeast Connection and the Woman" by Dr. William G. Crook. Read it cover to cover! By the way: It does not just apply to women. I have been there, so I sympathize, and I will tell you it is a long tough road. Candida thrives in an acidic environment. The American Diet is 80% acidic, 20% alkaline typically. In order to get healthy those percentages need to be turned to 20% acidic, 80% alkaline! What are acidic foods? All white flours and sugars, everything processed and made with corn syrup, dextrose, sucrose. You have to AVOID these at all costs! What is alkaline? Healthy foods! Fruits, veggies, meats, whole grains. Candida thrives in an acidic environment. What is the best cure? FOUR THINGS: WILD MOUNTAIN OREGANO OIL, LOTS OF FRESH CHOPPED GARLIC, AND GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT, and PH balance pills (VAXA makes these). Don't forget to drink plenty of pure water. WHILE TAKING THESE FOUR REMEDIES, MAKE SURE YOU EAT PLENTY OF ACIDOPHILIS (YOGURT, ACIDOPHILIS PILLS). IT IS NEEDED TO REPLACE THE GOOD BACTERIA IN YOUR SYSTEM. WHEN CANDIDA OCCURS, THE BAD BACTERIA HAS OVERTAKEN THE GOOD, CAUSING FAR REACHING PROBLEMS. TIREDNESS, MOOD SWINGS, ALLERGIES, SKIN PROBLEMS, MEMORY LOSS, CHRONIC FATIGUE, THE LIST IS ENDLESS. CANDIDA CAN ALSO MIMIC THE SYMPTOMS OF OTHER DISEASES. It also does not disappear overnight. Sometimes an individual does not see improvement for a few months, and will have die off symptoms before they feel better. Stick with the restrictive diet, and remember when you cheat, the bad bacteria is allowed to grow again, because CANDIDA LIVES ON SUGAR (THE HERB STEVIA IS A LIFESAVER IF YOU NEED A SUGAR REPLACEMENT IT IS 300X SWEETER THAN SUGAR AND IS NATURAL) Stay away from Nutrasweet, saccharin, Splenda-these are all chemicals that will cause more problems!! One more thing: If you have Candida, chances are you have a parasite problem as well. Be sure to do a parasite cleanse also. Parasites can also cause far reaching problems.

  9. QUESTION:
    How do I start my introduction paragraph on ADHD?
    Yes, I'm doing a research paper on ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) for my Psychology class. And I'm not quite sure how to begin.

    • ANSWER:
      That would depend on what you are going to say in your paper. Will you comment on:
      -The increase in medications prescribed to children, in the last 15 years?
      -Drug-seeking tendancies of ADHD?
      -The variety of medications prescribed to children with ADHD, recently?
      -Added diagnosis of ADHD children: bipolar, ODD, OCD? When were all these added to the list?
      -How the behaviors of an ADHD child affects the way others react to him/her?
      -How negative input from others effects the self-esteem of ADHD children? (Hearing how badly they do each day; loss of friends; negatives from teachers, etc.)
      -How teachers might work with ADHD children?
      -The rise of number of ADHD children within classrooms/effects on teaching?
      -How parents cope with ADHD child?
      -The publics' view of ADHD children?
      -ADHD children and their future?
      -ADHD people in college?
      -Coping skills of ADHD adults?
      -ADHD adults at work, how they do their jobs?
      -How food sensitivities affect ADHD (books by Dr. Doris Rapp - used online sites)
      -Exercise and ADHD?
      -Diet and ADHD?
      -Natural methods of treating ADHD?
      -ADHD and discipline (you would need to interview parents with ADHD kids, because they don't respond to discipline the same as other children - you could ask LOTS of questions and this would really be interesting).
      -And on, and on.
      You need to know your subject and then pick a topic unless your instructor has mandated a specific theme. Look into food sensitivities and ADHD. There was a lot of research done as far back as the 1930's showing proof that food sensitivities effected certain individuals. Several individuals did their own research on this over the next 40 years. (Shown in the books noted above). Naturalists believe this effects kids. Teachers note differences in the behaviors of children on days when sugary treats are brought into the classroom. Also: Candida and ADHD.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection?
    I have overactive yeast and I just recently got off of an antibiotic and I have a yeast infection. I have tried everything from diflucan to Monistat7. Ive ate yogurt and rubbed it on there. I have drank buttermilk and took a bath in it. Nothing has helped. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      As well as trying all the usual stuff like the diflucan and yoghurt etc...have you tried changing your diet? That's what a friend of mine had to do when she had the same problem as you. She left out as much dairy as possible and had to stop eating most fruit because the candida thrives on the sugar from it. Have a look at the site in the source box for a list of foods best avoided if you're having recurring 'yeast' issues. It's really quite interesting and hopefully it'll be helpful for you too!

      Here's a sample of what's on the site:

      The yeast infection diet calls for NO Fruits and fruit juices because of the sugar they contain except for:
      Green apples, berries, avocadoes, grapefruit, lemons, limes.

      NO Breaded Meats...All others ok .

      NO Egg substitutes...Eggs themselves are ok...organic is best since they contain the correct omega fatty acids ratio...with fertile if you can find them being the ideal.

      NO Margarine and butter substitutes.

      On the yeast infection diet, yogurt (especially made from goats or organic), cream cheese, sour cream made from real cream, unsweetened whipping cream, and butter are all ok.

      NO Potatoes and legumes on the yeast infection diet due to the high sugar starch content when digested (includes beans and peas).

      Fresh vegetables and freshly made vegetable juice ok.

      NO Coffee or tea (regular or decaf), NO Diet or regular sodas, Organic coffee or tea if you must in moderation.

      These are known foods which usually contain fungi in one form or another and when digested break down into simple sugars, which yeast, feeds on. There are also over 400 known fungi that can affect the health of the human body, so it is best to not introduce any of these other fungi into your body when fighting candida or yeast, give yourself the best chance you can.

      (One more handy tip I've learned is to iron your undies because the washing machine doesn't get rid of the yeast spores.)

  11. QUESTION:
    I am on a yeast free diet.Can I eat bananas and oranges?
    I have just started a yeast free diet to try and eliminate Candida. I need to know if it OK to eat bananas, oranges, and other fruits as I have been told that I must avoid sugar. I would also be grateful if anyone knows of a good website that can provide me with a list of yeast free foods.
    Many thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      bananas and oranges both contain sugars, banana is 12% sugar and oranges 9% (on average, some varieties have more than others).

      http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1846/2
      http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1966/2

      Haven't researched candida diets so I'm not going to recommend any websites, but there are quite a few that come up in google.

  12. QUESTION:
    what is a yeast infection and how can you get it?
    i'm asking this because i read online that 75% of women, at one point in their life, get a yeast infection. if so, is there anything that can prevent this? what is it? is it contagious? what does it feel like?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello *,

      You can get a yeast infection in a number of ways like your diet or bad hygiene. You can prevent it by keep yourself clean because candida (yeast) loves damp areas in your body. When it comes to diet it's usually due to candida overgrowth by consuming foods high in sugar content and yeast related foods (bread, pasta, etc). It can be contagious during intercourse. Your symptoms can be many things I have listed them below:

      Fatigue, bloating, flatulence (gas),
      Food allergies, carbohydrate craving,
      Vaginitis (thrush)
      Anxiety/depression,
      Impaired memory, poor concentration, a “foggy” brain with feelings of unreality, and general weakness
      Tiredness or malaise.
      Toenail fungus
      Cystitis/urethritis (urinary tract infection – painful, burning or “stinging” sensations when trying to urinate),
      Menstrual irregularities,
      Loss of libido,
      Stiff, creaking and painful joints,
      Muscle pain,
      Indigestion,
      Diarrhea/constipation,
      Inhalant allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities,
      Mucus or catarrh, hay fever, sinusitis, persistent cough,
      Heart arrhythmias,
      Discoloured nails, acne and other skin eruptions ( nail and skin issues are classic tell-tale symptoms of candida),
      Earaches, headaches, and dizziness.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can Vitamin Water be considered a supplement?
    I am a vegetarian because I care about animal suffering, however I also care about the environment and my health. Lately, I have been drinking a bottle vitamin water everyday - mainly the XXX flavor which means triple antioxidants. Vitamin Water of course contains many vitamins including B12. If I drink this consistently everyday, would this be a good alternative to regular vegetarian vitamins?

    • ANSWER:
      You should not drink that stuff. It's a scam!

      Vitamin Water – The Biggest Scam

      What is most wrong and downright sinister about vitamin-enriched waters is how especially deceptive they are.

      At least with Diet Coke Plus, the average health conscious consumer might make the connection that if “Diet Coke” is unhealthy, anything close to it can’t be that much better.

      Not so with vitamin water. Everyone knows that you can’t outdo water for a healthy beverage, and vitamins and minerals added to water make it sound like a panacea for good health.

      Plenty of consumers are falling for it - a new “vitamin enriched” brand of water seems to be hitting the shelves every day.

      Let’s take a good look at the first three ingredients of one of the most popular ones, Glaceau Vitamin Water -which was bought by the Coca Cola Company, by the way:

      * Distilled, deionized, and/or reverse osmosis water: this is water that has had any and all natural minerals removed from it, and can create a highly acidic condition in your body, leading to severe mineral deficiencies, and even heartbeat irregularities2. The addition of minerals and vitamins of inferior quality does not counter-effect the damage.
      * Crystalline Fructose: This is just another name for high-fructose corn syrup, a low quality, cheap, and extremely dangerous sweetener linked to severe health issues including obesity, and fatty liver disease. A new commercial on TV has a couple lying on the grass in a park. The young woman is trying to give her young man a popsicle. He asks her if she is poisoning him. Her answer is ridiculous. Basically she cons him by saying that fructose is as good as sugar and fructose is made from corn. How bad can that be? He falls for it but please, don’t you.
      * Cane Sugar: More processed sugar. Since when do you need processed sugar to get your vitamins? Not only does sugar feed cancer, viruses and the pathogenic yeast, candida,that all help quickly age and even kill you, it has many other undisputed health hazards.

      In addition to these top three ingredients, Vitamin Water also lists:

      * Citric Acid: Contrary to common belief, the citric acid found in so many processed foods today is not from citrus fruits at all. In fact, it’s a food additive and preservative usually produced from corn, and it can cause serious reactions in MSG sensitive people3. People with yeast infections are very sensitive to it and should absolutely avoid it. And who doesn’t have a yeast infection today?
      * “Natural” Flavor: The food industry knows you like the sound of “natural” better than “artificial”. Unfortunately, whenever you see “natural flavor” on a food label it means there is some lab processing involved, which makes the distinction between “natural” and “artificial” suspect.

      Once again, the addition of synthetic vitamins and minerals to what is essentially sugary, or artificially sweetened water, is not a recipe for good health.

  14. QUESTION:
    How long do you need to be on Adderall for ADHD?
    I plan to ask my doctor as well, but wanted to see if anybody here has taken Adderall and gone off of it and their experiences as well. If you are a doctor, your insight will be helpful as well.

    I am 33. I KNOW I have had ADHD my whole life and never did anything about it. I was able to cope and pull of decent grades as my IQ is above 130. I could be more book smart and achieve a lot more if I could concentrate as I have only been able to read 2 books my whole life. I HATE reading as I read the same line 50 times and analyze it and then forget what I read. I have never studied, but am working on my Master's degree now. My job and my Masters prompted me to try Adderall, plus I am having trouble losing weight (adderall not helping that) lately.

    I have been on it 4 months and I have received a 100% in both of my classes. I am completing my duties at work better, as well, but still struggle, as i am only taking half the prescribed dose due to dizziness.

    I read on the drug label that Adderall should be used as a TEMPORARY medication to help control symptoms and help regulate brain activity.

    MY QUESTION IS: How long is temporary and how long will it regulate brain activity to increase my attention span on its own?

    I am also on Zoloft for serious depression and cannot, will not, quit that medication. Zoloft also helps with my OCD, but never seemed to increase my attention span. Since starting Adderall I have actually sat down and read a book 150 pages into it. Couldn't get further than that, but I am proud I was able to do it.

    I find it extremely hard to get refills on this drug, as people abuse it. I am not sure why they abuse it as it doesn't seem to do anything to me other than make me concentrate. No high or fun side effects. I do not have a lot of vacation time and have many things I use that for other than going to the doctor every month. My little girl, school, and other personal responsibilities eat up my time off and I get about 2 days a year for actual rest. My work is stingy.

    I am almost out now and plan to slowly reduce doses until I am done. I have tried to get refills, but I have to get in to see the doctor again and get a hard copy hand delivered to the pharmacy-which I mentioned is difficult for me to do with my schedule.

    I do not want bad withdraws so I am cutting doses as I am almost out. I love the benefits, don't want the side effects, and hate the burden of trying to get the medication.

    Have I taken the medication long enough to still feel the lasting effects of increased concentration? Do I need to continue longer, or for life? - side note, I am also hoping to get pregnant again (yes I am married), and know I can't take the medication, anyways, if I do.

    Any thoughts from people with a similar problem or psychiatric professionals would be very helpful...

    • ANSWER:
      Hope this helps

      ADHD is commonly caused by an inflammatory based diet and toxic food additives. These food additive chemicals are mild-moderately neurotoxic. They also have a strong synergistic effect when combined with sugars such as fructose. A recent Lancet study concluded that food dyes along with the preservative sodium benzoate (found in many soft drinks, fruit juices, & salad dressings) cause many children to become significantly more hyperactive and distractible. This study also found that food additives and dyes can do as much damage to children's brains as lead in gasoline.

      Digestive problems can also dramatically affect brain function and development. A common factor with ADHD is a weak intestinal system and food allergies. Often times a Candida infection is present and producing brain damaging toxic metabolites. It is wise to address the gut and allow it to heal by avoiding allergens and supplementing with high quality Probiotics.

      The most common food allergens to avoid include all pasteurized dairy products and gluten containing grains such as wheat, barley, rye, oats, kamut, & spelt. Soy products, some nuts, eggs, and heavy proteins are often not tolerated well. Other allergens include those of the nightshade family such as eggplant, tomatoes, & potatoes.

      An anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle are critical for full recovery from this condition. Anti-inflammatory foods help to modulate the immune system and give it a more accurate pair of eyes so as to not over-inflame when stimulated. To effectively de-inflame it is key to completely avoid man-made foods, sugars, and food allergens as listed above. The long chain omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are critical for brain function.

      Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032275_ADHD_natural_remedies.html#ixzz2GHlVrBTv

      Digestive, Metabolic Problems Abound In Patients with ADHD,
      http://gordonresearch.com/articles_adhd/Digestive_&_Metabolic_Problems_Abound_in_Patients_With_ADHD_&_Autism.pdf

  15. QUESTION:
    Can Focalin cause a 5 year old to revert back from potty training?
    My son is 5 years old. He has been fully potty trained for over 2 years now. He never had accidents, he even would wake up mid sleep and go to the bathroom to avoid bed wetting. He was recently diagnosed with ADHD and was started on 15 mg of Focalin every morning. Since being on the medicine he wets his bed every night, pees his pants multiple times a day and now is starting to poop his pants. I have asked his Psychiatrist about this and she just brushes it off and says he will grow out of it. He starts school next year. I have tried everything from rewarding him for not doing it, punishing him for doing it and making him go to the bathroom every 30 minutes. He's not doing it to be spiteful because he knows its wrong. If anyone else is going through this, please help! Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      hope this helps, best wishes

      Digestive, Metabolic Problems Abound In Patients with ADHD, Autism
      PORTLAND, OR- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and autism are multifactorial biological disorders requiring a multimodal therapeutic approach that addresses the gastrointestinal, immunologic and metabolic problems usually associated with the behavioral abnormalities, said Jeff Bradstreet, MD, at the annual meeting of the American Holistic Medical Association. "Conventional allopathic concepts define ADHD and autism as 'psychiatric' disorders. I think that's bunk. I look at ADHD and autism biologically," said Dr. Bradstreet, founder of the International Child Development Resource Center (ICDRC), a clinic and foundation that has treated over 2,000 children with ADHD or autism. "As an MD, I had to move toward naturopathic principles to learn how to treat these disorders."

      http://gordonresearch.com/articles_adhd/Digestive_&_Metabolic_Problems_Abound_in_Patients_With_ADHD_&_Autism.pdf

      ADHD is commonly caused by an inflammatory based diet and toxic food additives. These food additive chemicals are mild-moderately neurotoxic. They also have a strong synergistic effect when combined with sugars such as fructose. A recent Lancet study concluded that food dyes along with the preservative sodium benzoate (found in many soft drinks, fruit juices, & salad dressings) cause many children to become significantly more hyperactive and distractible. This study also found that food additives and dyes can do as much damage to children's brains as lead in gasoline.

      Digestive problems can also dramatically affect brain function and development. A common factor with ADHD is a weak intestinal system and food allergies. Often times a Candida infection is present and producing brain damaging toxic metabolites. It is wise to address the gut and allow it to heal by avoiding allergens and supplementing with high quality Probiotics.

      The most common food allergens to avoid include all pasteurized dairy products and gluten containing grains such as wheat, barley, rye, oats, kamut, & spelt. Soy products, some nuts, eggs, and heavy proteins are often not tolerated well. Other allergens include those of the nightshade family such as eggplant, tomatoes, & potatoes.

      An anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle are critical for full recovery from this condition. Anti-inflammatory foods help to modulate the immune system and give it a more accurate pair of eyes so as to not over-inflame when stimulated. To effectively de-inflame it is key to completely avoid man-made foods, sugars, and food allergens as listed above. The long chain omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are critical for brain function.

      Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032275_ADHD_natural_remedies.html#ixzz2GHlVrBTv

  16. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good Candida Cleanse?
    My mom has been having a terrible time with excess yeast in her body. It has probably been perpetuated by heavy doses of anitbiotics. Does anyone know of a great cleanse that is fairly quick. She is suffering with Thrush right now and is miserable. I would love to get her away from medication and have this treated naturally.

    • ANSWER:
      Treating Candida is not a "pop a pill in my mouth and i'm done" type of thing. To really fully cleanse yourself of yeast, you need to cut out all sugar and what products for at least 7 days (this includes fruits as they contain fructose which is a form of sugar). Keep in mind sugar has many names (fructose, glucose, corn syrop, etc etc -- look u the full list on Google). In addition, go to your local health food store (ie. vitamin shoppe) and buy the liquid Acidophillus. Each morning take 2 tablespoons or as directed. make sure to drink plenty of water. Drinkign grapefruit seed extratc or simply eating grapefruit may help as well. Your diet should be focused on fresh vegetables and protein. Stay away from starchy (carbs), sugary, and processed foods. After the initial 7 days you can start eating fruits and then slowly work your way up to some simple carbs. I would always continue to avoid or take in moderation white bread and processed/high sugar content foods.

  17. QUESTION:
    with plain yogurt still be effective for yeast infection if I mix it with honey?
    I just got off of being on antibiotics for 3 weeks and I think I'm starting a yeast infection (I'm SUPER itchy down there, although I'm only having clear discharge) and I know that plain, sugar-free yogurt is good to help fight off a yeast infection.

    The only thing is... I HATE the taste of plain yogurt (so nasty) so I want to mix it with honey, but I don't know if that will cancel out or reduce the benefits of the plain yogurt. I'll obviously suck it up and just eat the plain yogurt if it's better to eat without the honey, but if the honey won't affect anything, then I'll eat it with it.

    Does anyone know for sure if it will affect it? Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Honey contains sugar and sugar helps yeast grow. Plain, not sugar free yogurt can be applied to the infected area.

      A yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of the bacterial yeast Candida. Candida feed on sugar and multiply very quickly. The best way to kill the Candida bacteria is to simultaneously starve it -- by eliminating sugar from your diet -- and repopulate the beneficial bacteria in your body through the use of probiotics and antibacterial substances such as yogurt, garlic or hydrogen peroxide.

      Food items that end in "ose" contain sugar. This is the break down of honey:
      Fructose: 38.2%
      Glucose: 31.3%
      Maltose: 7.1%
      Sucrose: 1.3%
      In short, I'd avoid honey. Real vanilla might work for you though.

      Step 1
      Eat plain yogurt (it isn't listed as sugar free) with active probiotic cultures every day. The good bacteria in yogurt will crowd-out Candida yeast and help restore balance to your digestive tract. Non daily yogurts (almond, soy, coconut) also contain probiotics. According to the Candida Diet website, eating sheep or goat yogurt may be better than yogurt made from cow's milk because there could be fewer additives. The more probiotics in your body, the faster the Candida will die off, so you could consider taking a probiotic, like acidophilus in addition to eating yogurt.

      Step 2
      Take 600 to 900 mg of garlic supplements daily to fight Candida. The antifungal and antimicrobial properties of garlic will help kill the yeast infection in your body. It does take more garlic than you might care to eat in a day, so look for high-quality, 100 mg freeze-dried garlic capsules. You'll want to take the garlic capsules throughout the day so there is a constant level of garlic in your body. The Natural News website suggests that after your infection is gone, you continue to take 200 to 400 mg of garlic daily to prevent the Candida from returning.

      Step 3
      Bathe in a combination of warm water and 3 percent hydrogen peroxide to treat your yeast infection. Hydrogen peroxide is water with one extra oxygen molecule. That extra oxygen helps to destroy bacteria and fungi. You can also make a douche with 1 tsp. of hydrogen peroxide combined with 1 cup of warm water. Use once daily until your symptoms disappear and then use one more day.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the best Horchata recipe?
    i cant seem to find the best horchata reciepe like the one i had a at a local restaurant anyone have any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      ==========================
      Nut Milk Recipes
      ==========================

      Newsgroup: rec.food.veg.cooking
      Subject: Almond milk
      From: mjsickel@umich.edu ("Malcolm J. Sickels")
      Date: Sun, 28 Jul 1996 16:15:58 GMT

      In response to the request for rice milk recipies, I am offering an
      alternative: the simple almond milk recipie.
      Almond milk:
      Start with whole almonds and soak them overnight in water. Next day,
      blanch the almonds (dip in boiling water) and remove the skins (they come
      right off). Puree in blender with water and maybe some sweetener and
      vanilla if you like. Filter out the grit and you have almond milk. Easy!

      Date: Tue, 13 Aug 1996 23:30:43 -0700
      Sender: Yeast-Related Medical Discussion List
      From: Kate Sholl

      There is a recipe for Almond milk that you make yourself in the candida
      directory and cook book. It says the following:

      Almond Milk
      This delicatly flavored milk is a great addition to many foods. It
      brings competing flavors into a state of detente -- sort of the henry
      Kissinger of the Candida diet. It's good on cereal and as a topping for
      waffles and pancakes. Made thickly, it can be used as a spread or
      thickener for soup. The ratio of almonds to water varies in our recipe
      to allow you to choose between a spread or milk-like consistency.

      1 cup of almonds, freshly roasted
      2 1/4 to 4 cups water.

      Place the almonds and water (2 1/4 cups for topping or spread, 4 cups for
      drinking) in a tightly closed jar and store in the refringerator for 1 to
      2 days at the most. Pour into a blender and blend until the mixture is
      smooth. To use it as a drink, strain first. The remaining almond paste
      is delicious and can be tossed on cereal, vegetables or rice.

      Newsgroup: alt.med.allergy
      Subject: Re: How to make rice drink??
      From: kupstas@cs.unc.edu (Eileen Kupstas)
      Date: 23 Oct 1996 12:22:29 -0400

      This recipe comes from the Allergy and Asthma FAQ
      (http://www.cs.unc.edu/~kupstas/FAQ.html). The FAQ is posted to
      misc.kids.info and news.answers, also.

      Nut Milk

      Yield: 2 cups

      This can be used to replace milk in recipes that taste odd
      when made with commercial soy or rice milks. I use this for
      custards and puddings, since soy milk can take on a nutty
      taste when used in these. It is fine to drink, also. The fat
      content depends upon the type and quantity of nuts used.
      More nuts in proportion to water gives a richer milk. This
      is somewhere between whole milk and half-and-half in richness.

      1 cup + approx. two tabls. almonds (blanched*) or raw cashews
      ------- use less for a less rich milk (1/2 cup = skim milk?)
      2 1/2 cups water

      Put nuts and water in a blender. Blend approximately 2 minutes
      (more or less, depends on your blender. The nuts should be
      pulverized.) Strain the resulting stuff to remove the nut chunks.
      (I use a mesh coffee filter [ex. Melitta gold filter] and a rubber
      spatula to force the liquid through. Paper coffee filters are too
      fine, and kitchen seives are too coarse.) This makes 2 cups,
      approximately.

      *blanching the almonds (dipping in hot water for 30 seconds then
      removing the brown skins) results in a much prettier milk. The
      little brown flecks don't filter out so well.

  19. QUESTION:
    what additives and preservatives in food can cause these symptoms?
    here are a list of symptoms that i have:chronic fatigue, drowsiness, irritable bowel syndrome like bloating, cramping, and constipation, migraine headaches, some skin rashes that itch and some that don't , but hurt like the bruises that are coming up on my body, muscle spasms, joint pain and stiffness, forgetfulness, difficulty in concentration, irritableness, depression, and some blurred vision? i know that know one can make a diagnosis on the web. but, i need to know what additives and preservatives in food can cause these symptoms so that I can refer the answers to my doctor on what steps to take so that i can help him with some diagnosis on my health? he is having difficulty in determining my health issues. there are so many similiar symptoms and diseases out there and i don't have much time to search the web. anyway, ive never been to a doctor before about my physical health issues until about May or June of this year of 2006. They started getting worse about nearly a year ago.

    • ANSWER:
      I have experienced many of the same symptoms that you have. After six years of research and seeing internists, allergists, dermatologists, and gastroenterologists, I finally saw a naturopathic doctor who immediately diagnosed my problem as candida. Candida is like a yeast infection in your system. You can probably ease your symptoms by following a strict anti-candida diet: NO sugars of any kind; no more than two servings of fruit per day; NO refined flours (100% whole grain only); no salts except sea salt; and NO milk. You can however eat natural cheeses, natural yogurt, meats, and vegetables. Drink water or herbal teas (may put a lemon or lime in it...); no soda. The most harmful additive in current food supplies is high fructose corn syrup - and it is added to nearly every sauce or packaged food! You need to give the diet about six months to work, so be patient. Good luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    How can i loose weight fast?
    what foods must i eat?

    • ANSWER:
      Master Cleanse Instructions
      I have personally done this cleanse more than 15 times from 2003 onward for periods ranging from 10 to 28 days. I have counseled my wife 3 times, 30 year old son twice, many people on the phone, and, on the Master Cleanse bulletin board, 110 in January 2004, 228 in January 2005 and 365 in January 2006!

      Please believe me when I say that the Master Cleanse (or the Lemonade Diet) by Stanley Burroughs is, in my opinion, the fastest and most effective way to regain your vitality and to feel the joy of living again, never mind that it will help you lose weight and give you astounding energy.

      Click on any one of the book or CD pictures to learn more.

      Below is a brief summary of points for doing the Master Cleanse, but I recommend you buy Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days as it will answer such questions as:

      What can you expect on the cleanse?
      Which days are the roughest?
      Is the salt water flush essential?
      What does the cayenne pepper do?
      What to do when it seems nothing is happening?
      How does the Master Cleanse affect women?
      What is the best indication that the cleanse is complete?
      What are the five detox symptoms and why are they important?
      What tends to cause headaches on the cleanse?
      What quantities of the ingredients do you need to buy?
      Why should the maple syrup be organic?
      Can you exercise while on the cleanse?
      What about quitting smoking?
      It also includes a daily journal form, shopping list, table of contents so you can quickly and easily find what you want,and a section entitled "The 12 Most Common Pitfalls Preventing People from Succeeding on the Master Cleanse / Lemonade Diet." This knowledge has helped hundreds of people have an easier time on the cleanse.

      Brief Summary
      For a minimum of 10 days, drink:

      2 Tablespoons (1 fluid ounce) fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice (approx. ½ lemon),

      2 Tablespoons (1 fluid ounce) organic Grade B maple syrup, not maple-flavored sugar syrup or syrup from companies that use formaldehyde to harvest their syrup,

      1/10 Teaspoon or more cayenne pepper (hot red pepper), and

      1 Cup (8 fluid ounces) purified or spring water, NOT fluoridated water.

      For diabetics, there is a section in some editions of The Master Cleanser on using molasses rather than maple syrup in the beginning of the cleanse. Any diabetic should read the book and consult their doctor before beginning the cleanse.

      Drink six to twelve glasses of this lemonade mixture daily. No food is eaten nor any vitamin supplements taken during the cleanse. If you get hungry, have another glass of lemonade. After all, this is also called the "Lemonade Diet."

      If you are overweight, you may use less maple syrup. If you are underweight, use more maple syrup if you wish.

      If you are worried about losing weight, Burroughs says, "The only things you can possibly lose are mucus, waste, and disease. Healthy tissue will not be eliminated."

      Do not vary the amount of lemon juice per glass and be sure to drink at least six glasses of lemonade a day. You can drink more water, if you want.

      I also strongly recommend you take probiotics AFTER the cleanse to replace the good bacteria you lose when you clean your colon thoroughly. These good bacteria manufacture vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B12, and K and help control bad bacteria, such as Candida. By the way, don't waste your money taking probiotics during the cleanse. They'll just get washed out. Do it after the cleanse.

      You can read more about what probiotics do for you here.

      Enhance Your Elimination
      This is a cleanse as opposed to a weight loss diet. So, you need to ensure you are eliminating the toxins that are being loosened in your system. Cravings, aches, pains, mental irritability and tiredness will turn on as your toxins are mobilized. To eliminate these unpleasant sensations, you need to be sure you have two, three, or more bowel movements a day.

      Drink a laxative herb tea each evening. You can find it in your local health food store. I recommend senna tea blend with senna being about half of it by weight. (Senna is an herb that promotes bowel movement.) The kind I've bought warn you not to drink more than two cups per day.

      Each morning on an empty stomach, add two teaspoons of non-iodized sea salt to a full quart of water. Do not use ordinary iodized salt as it will not work properly. Drink the entire quart of salt water first thing in the morning. "Chug" this — drink it as fast as possible. Within an hour several bowel movements will likely occur. (You'll need to be by a toilet for half an hour to an hour.) If you do not have several bowel movements, try a little more salt in the water the next day until it works.

      Drink the herb laxative tea at night to loosen and the salt water each morning to wash it out. If you can't drink the salt water in the morning, drink the herb laxative tea at night and in the morning.

      Want to get all the ingredients easily?
      Click here to visit our web store.

      Breaking Your Fast
      Breaking a long fast is very, very important. You should ease your way back to solid food after one or two additional days of juices, orange or grapefruit. If you are going back to raw fruits and vegetables, you may do so on the afternoon of the second day.

      If you have been a meat eater and/or milk products consumer, shift to cooked vegetable soup on the afternoon of the second day and a salad for dinner. Keep the lemonade drink as your breakfast drink after that. Of course, you would do better with the least amount of meat and no milk products as they are very productive of mucus and hinder digestion and absorption of nutrients.

      Detox Symptoms
      Detoxifying literally means removing poisons from your body. Once these poisons are gone, you will feel energetic, vital, happy and healthy. It is the poisons that make us feel tired, mentally confused, irritable, unhappy, depressed and ill. Consequently you should look forward to detoxification.

      Unfortunately, when the toxins are mobilized, they will bring about those unpleasant feelings and tempt you to quit the cleanse before you are through. So, you need to understand the symptoms of detoxification and ensure that you drink your laxative tea and salt water to stimulate elimination of those toxins.

      My experience with the cleanse and with various people doing it has taught me that whatever symptom I experienced one day, it would be gone the next morning with my bowel movements. It is nevertheless helpful to know when you are detoxifying because it helps you to get through that symptom to know it will be gone tomorrow.

      I have grouped the detox symptoms I and others have had into five groups:

      Cravings — I have only known one or two people to be hungry on this cleanse. Drinking more lemonade or water handles that. I have, however, observed that people on the cleanse crave what they are detoxifying. Proof that this is true is that the cravings usually go away the next morning with bowel movements. You can crave anything when detoxifying, but most likely you will experience cravings for the most toxic foods, such as pizza, hamburgers, barbeque ribs, etc.
      Tiredness — When your body fights toxins, whether from detoxifying or an infection, it diverts energy into healing and away from the energy you use to work and play. On my first 20 day cleanse, I was not tired except on the fifteenth day. The next morning, I experienced heat in my bowel movements, an indication that acidic toxins were being eliminated. I also lost all sense of tiredness.
      Irritability — This includes the desire to "just chew something solid."
      Physical aches, pains, nausea, vomiting, etc. — These are the most severe reactions and only occur where a person is severely toxic, only a small percentage of people experience these. Fortunately, these have gone away after only a day or two in every case I have heard about.
      Hot bowel movements — Your body wastes are acidic and when you eliminate the most toxic ones, they actually feel anywhere from warm to burning. This experience is very infrequent, but worth mentioning because hot bowel movements after a day of heavy detox symptoms will confirm that you just eliminated significant toxins.
      A Special Note on Headaches
      In talking to people doing the cleanse, I've learned that people with caffeine addiction (coffee, soft drinks, etc.) may experience headaches for the first 2 to 4 days.

      Water Fasting

      by

      Ron Lagerquist

      Water fasting is a complete contradiction to the high-octane rush of the North American lifestyle. Think of water fasting as a stripping down time, a period of brokenness, humility and profound inner reflection.
      Due to a high metabolism, I find fasting on water difficult. Water fasting for me is crawling under the covers in warm flannel pajamas, entering deep into that inner place of prayer with bible beside my bed. The world around becomes obscure and far away. Everything goes in slow motion and the things that yesterday were all too familiar, become strange and unimportant. Values systems make quantum shifts, what was impossibly urgent becomes frivolous. It is a deep dreamy state, an altered consciousness.

      Not everyone finds water fasting so. Those who have slower metabolisms find fasting on water a breeze. They can walk for miles, exercise and generally feel energetic. But for all, water fasting is a profound experience. Mystics down through the ages have discussed its spiritual qualities. Jesus fasted 40 day in the desert on water preparing for the confrontation with His arch-enemy Satan. We, like Jesus, need to be prepared for battle. Water fasting is a preparation to face the world with all its entrapments with a brand new perspective. It becomes a point of comparison, for in the state of water fasting, everything is stripped to its bear essentials and the things that really matter come to the forefront, love, our connection with God, our goals and worthy dreams, what we are becoming and who we have become. Material possessions reduce in value when fasting. The inner spirit, relationship with God, and who we are in Christ, rise to view. They become the nourishment to a groaning body.

      Humble Yourself
      Our position with God is unchangeable, forgiven, perfect and pure because of the work of Christ on the cross. It is our posture that must change. Surrounded with all our false props, we often become a proud independent people, where God becomes an appendage to our lifestyle, until trials hit, demanding us to go deeper. Fasting is a posture of humility, falling prostrate before God in silence. It is a time to remember just how dependant we are on Him. We are weak frail flesh and during water fasting you will taste your frailness. Think of water fasting as a Humility Maintenance Program. Don't be alarmed by the word humility, many of the most powerful people in history were the people of great humility. Moses was considered the meekest man on all the earth but also one of the greatest leaders we have ever seen. Pride and independence are weakness, a cover-up for spiritual famine within. Fasting strips away cover-ups and shows us our deep need for humility.

      The Deep Detox
      I have been on a thirty-day juice fast where I accomplished more, worked harder and experienced a greater sustaining energy than I did in a non-fasting state. When day 20 hit, it was like fireworks. My co-workers couldn't keep up with my zipping and zinging here and there, joyously whistling as I worked, every cell energized with fresh juices. I did have some detoxification dips, but they were not immobilizing and after an enema and an extra ration of carrot juice, I was fine. Not so with water fasting. For me water is one big long detoxification, the deep detox, where all the toxins in my body become fuel. The body is fully focused on burning up and clearing toxins. Blood is saturated with carcinogens, mucus, trans-fatty acids and other byproducts of the North American diet. We recommend juice fasting to those who have never fasted unless they have a calling by God to water. And this is an important point, God leads people to water fasting in the 21 century and he will sustain you during a called fast. But you can also call yourself to a fast from being sick and tired of your spiritual apathy, pressing in to make serious life changes.

      Preparation for Water Fasting

      Water fasting demands mental preparation, don't enter into day to by planning a ski trip. If you are fasting for the weekend clear the calendar, the fast will be an event enough. The less pressure and responsibility you have during a water fast the better. Think of it a holiday away form the normal patterns of living. We also recommended the week before your fast, you drink fresh juices and eat mostly raw fruits and vegetables to cleanse the body so that the detoxification during water fasting will be less aggressive.

      Water Fasting For Healing

      Water fasting cleanses the body aggressively removing toxins rapidly. Water fasting can be more beneficial than juice fasting in combating more persistent forms of cancer, cleansing the tissues more aggressively.

      Water Fasting for Weight Loss
      If you are juice fasting, a few days on water occasionally will intensify the fast and assist with weight-loss if you have a slow metabolism.

      Water Fasting Tips

      1. Avoid water straight from the faucet. Distilled water is the best for cleansing because of its inherent, magnetic properties and ability to absorb and suspend large quantities of toxins, flushing them from the body. The perceived value of mineral water is misleading because the inorganic minerals are like huge boulders to the cellular membranes, making them impossible to assimilate. Plants are able to break down the minerals from the soils, allowing them to be completely absorbable to the cells of the body. The best water is distilled, secondly, spring or filtered. A Brita Filtration System is inexpensive and effective, but change the filter regularly.

      2. There are no calories or nutritional value in water. On a water fast you have given your body no options but to turn to its Life Bank for fuel. This can create a problem when you have spent years depositing counterfeit fuel. Living exclusively on dirty fuel during a fast takes tremendous courage, strength and prayer. To ease into water fasting, we recommend juice fasting with periods of water fasting. For example 3 days on juice, 2 days on water, 5 days on juice, then 3 days on water. You can juice when you have to work and water fast on the weekend when you can rest. This is my preferred method of water fasting.

      Water Fasting Concerns
      It is not advisable to water fast under the conditions of hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, schizophrenia or a chronic heart condition—but God rules over hyperglycemia, diabetes, schizophrenia and chronic heart conditions. Hence, if you are called by the Holy Spirit to go on a water fast, in spite of how foolish it may seem to the world, we encourage you to be obedient.

      DIZZINESS: Be careful of dizziness and black outs. The heart is resting as much as it can during water fasting. Before you stand up, take one or two deep breaths to get the heart pumping. If you start to back out, sit down or crouch down on one knee. This will immediately stop the dizziness.

      Here are some links about low calorie foods.

  21. QUESTION:
    Can you make a long list of ways soda is unhealthy for you?
    and what it does to your body, etc... im extremely curious and its late so i dont want to go searchin for answers but askin puts my mind at ease so i can fall asleep :P

    • ANSWER:
      Suppresses the immune system.
      Upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
      Causes hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, crankiness in children.
      Produces a significant rise in triglycerides.
      Contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
      Causes a loss of tissue elasticity & function
      Reduces high density lipoproteins.
      Leads to chromium deficiency.
      Leads to cancer of the ovaries.
      Increase fasting levels of glucose.
      Causes copper deficiency.
      Interferes with absorption of calcium & magnesium.
      Weakens eyesight.
      Raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine.
      Can cause hypoglycemia. …
      Produces an acidic digestive tract.
      Causes a rapid rise of adrenaline levels.
      Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
      Causes premature aging.
      Can lead to alcoholism.
      Causes tooth decay.
      Contributes to obesity
      High intake increases the risk of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.
      Can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
      Can cause arthritis.
      Can cause asthma.
      Greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
      Can cause gallstones.
      Can cause heart disease.
      Can cause appendicitis.
      Can cause multiple sclerosis.
      Can cause hemorrhoids.
      Can cause varicose veins.
      Can elevate glucose & insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
      Can lead to periodontal disease.
      Can contribute to osteoporosis.
      Contributes to saliva acidity.
      Can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
      Can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
      Decreases growth hormone.
      Increases cholesterol.
      Can increase the systolic blood pressure.
      It can cause drowsiness & decreased activity in children.
      High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(It bound non-enzymatically to protein)
      Can interfere with the absorption of protein.
      Causes food allergies.
      Can contribute to diabetes.
      Can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
      Can contribute to eczema in children.
      Can cause cardiovascular disease.
      Can impair the structure of DNA
      Can change the structure of protein.
      Can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
      Can cause cataracts.
      Can cause emphysema.
      Can cause atherosclerosis.
      Can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
      High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
      Lowers the enzymes ability to function.
      Intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
      Can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
      Can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
      Can increase the amount of liver fat.
      Can increase kidney size & produce pathological changes in the kidney.
      Can damage the pancreas.
      It can increase the body's fluid retention.
      It is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
      It can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
      It can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
      It can make the tendons more brittle.
      It can cause headaches
      It plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
      It can cause learning disorders..
      It can cause an increase in delta, alpha, & theta brain waves.
      It can cause depression.
      It increases the risk of gastric cancer.
      It can cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
      It can increase your risk of getting gout.
      It can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
      It can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-It diets compared to low It diets.
      High refined It diet reduces learning capacity.
      It can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, & lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to h&le fat & cholesterol.
      It can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
      It can cause platelet adhesiveness.
      It can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive & others become overactive.
      It can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
      It can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
      It can lead to dizziness.
      Diets high in It can cause free radicals & oxidative stress.
      High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
      High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
      It feeds cancer.
      High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the weight loss cure that they don't want you to know about?
    The one that Keven Trudu speaks of. Has anyone read the book?
    Tell me and I want have to get the book.

    Thanx

    • ANSWER:
      I just recently bought both of Trudeau's books. In them he gives the following weight loss secrets:

      1. Eat breakfast - include meats (unprocessed organic beef, lamb, chicken); fish (wild salmon, sardines, tuna); fresh, organic fruits (grapefruit, apple, pear, strawberry, blueberry, plum, peaches, apricots)
      2. Eat foods that give you a high metabolism; i.e. organic and unprocessed.

      He also says that most fat people have a low metabolism (underactive thyroid, poorly functioning pancreas, clogged and sluggish liver, and digestive system); eat when they are not hungr; have a large appetite; hormonal imbalances; eat larger portions than thin people; consume more diet food; are highly toxic; eat before bed; are affected by growth hormone in meat and dairy products; and, see themselves as fat.

      He says the dirty little secret the food industry doesn't want you to know is that they run on the profit motive and benefit by you eating more and making foods cheaper including genetic engineering and spraying chemical poisons on foods so crops aren't damaged by disease, bugs, etc. And, that they lobby against the national campaign to "eat less, exercise more".

      To turn your body into a fat burning furnace and bring weight to its natural state he lists 32 steps.
      1. Drink a glass of water immediately upon arising
      2. Eat a big breakfast
      3. Drink eight glasses of distilled water each day
      4. Walk for at least one hour, non-stop, each day
      5. Do not eat after 6:00pm
      6. Do a candida cleanse
      7. Do a colon cleanse
      8. Consume 100% virgin and unrefined coconut oil
      9. Use infrared saunas
      10. Eat organic grapefruits all day
      11. Absolutely no aspartame or any artificial sweeteners
      12. Absolutely no MSG
      13. Take digestive enzymes
      14. Absolutely no diet sodas or diet food
      15. No fast food or chain restaurants
      16. No high fructose corn syrup
      17. No white sugar or white flour
      18. Eat organic apples all day
      19. Eat only organic meat, poultry and fish
      20. Limit dairy products
      21. Do a liver cleanse
      22. Eat a big huge salad at lunch and dinner
      23. Rebound (mini-trampoline)
      24. Add hot peppers
      25. Use organic apple cider vinegar
      26. Breathe, oxygen burns fat
      27. Wear magnetic finger rings
      28. Get 15 colonics in 30 days
      29. Add muscle
      30. Fast
      31. Cheat whenever you want...don't deprive yourself
      32. Reduce or eliminate the uncontrollable urge to eat when you are not hungry

  23. QUESTION:
    Is corn and rice OK to eat on the Candida diet?
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      If you suffer from Candida diet can play an important part in how you feel. ... Once you get the toxins cleared out of your system, you will be amazed how good you feel. ... not eat white foods (white sugar, white flour or white rice); Do not eat grains ... Avoid corn; Avoid soybean products (except those listed below); Avoid rice .

  24. QUESTION:
    Can you get rid of ADHD through habit?
    OK I have ADHD really bad I think I have been medicated for it and everything but I hate my medication. I am in the middle of college and sit down but never get any work done. I don't know if it is because I am unmotivated or have bad habits or if this is something I am going to have to live with, has anyone experienced anything similar to this?

    • ANSWER:
      It will depend upon you. Are you interested in the classes you are taking? If you are studying something that does not interest you, you might be in a difficult situation. Although everyone needs to study something they love and are dedicated to, if you are ADHD, it will be even more important. So, decide if you are really interested in your chosen area. Then, try to look at your study habits. Is there a lot of distraction? If so, try to find a place where you feel more comfortable studying. If you need a friend with you to talk over the material, try that. If you need it quieter, try that. Some people need to have headphones on with music playing in order to study. Try to figure out what works best for you. Try to take breaks and not put too much time into one session. Even a small break could make a difference. Make sure you have had something to eat that is high in protein. Try to make lists of what you need to do, break it down into smaller items and check it off or highlight it, as you do it. Look into food sensitivities and ADHD. Look up: ADHD and food sensitivities, ADHD and candida, ADHD and leaky gut, elimination diet. This may lead you to some interesting material. Try eliminating sugary things, wheat products. Eat more fresh foods.

  25. QUESTION:
    Could you tell what can be used in place of yeast -I'm allergic- (other than baking powder) in bread making ?
    If I were to use baking powder in place of yeast, how much maximum safe quantity can be used, say for a one pound bread without affecting the taste or damaging one's health ?

    • ANSWER:
      YEAST

      Yeasts are living one-celled plants found on plant leaves and flowers, and on the skin surfaces (either symbiotically or parasitically) of warm-blooded mammals. In humans, Candida albicans (a yeast-like fungus) is normally found in the mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract; in some individuals, a pathological overgrowth of yeast develops (e.g. thrush, vaginitis, Candidas). Commercially yeast is utilized to ferment the sugars found in grains (e.g. rice, wheat, barley, and corn) or in sugars in baking products or alcoholic beverages; the fermentation releases carbon dioxide and ethanol gases. As a rich source of protein, B vitamins, niacin, and folic acid, Brewer’s yeast is often used as a nutritional supplement.

      Baker’s yeast is typically dried to remain dormant until use. It is reactivated with moisture and heat (air, moisture, or excessive heat, all kill the yeast). Air bubbles in the baked good traps the carbon dioxide causing dough expansion, or rising (leavening). Baking yeast-free for most means significant dietary changes. Initially many no-yeast diets avoid the following foods: no refined, starchy flours or grains, no yeast or yeast leavened products, no fermented products (vinegar, cream of tartar, cheese, many condiments, etc), milk or milk products (except unsweetened yogurt), no cocoa or chocolate, no mold containing foods (vanilla bean and many other spices, many nuts), no refined or high sugar content foods, no fruits, and no highly processed products.

      This list limits a diet a great deal. So what is left? Again, it is dependent on the reason for your dietary restrictions and medical advisor. Like other dietary issues, some controversy remains regarding what the acceptable food choices are and when they can be re-introduced. For the purposes of this paper, the foods we will regard as acceptable for consumption are: unprocessed, minimally or unrefined whole grains (amaranth, barley, brown rice, buckwheat, corn, kamut, millet, oats, quinoa, rye, spelt, teff, wild rice); minimal starches; many vegetables and legumes; plain, unsweetened yogurt; unsalted butter; alcohol-free, sugar-free flavorings or extracts; special baking powders (without cream of tartar); freshly squeezed lemon juice; many seed and nuts, seed and nut butters, seed and nut oils; seeds; eggs, and cold processed, unrefined fats. Some diets allow certain starchy vegetables in moderation (e.g. red skin potatoes, sweet corn, water chestnuts, winter squash, artichokes, Jerusalem artichokes, lima beans and English peas).

      In baking, grains work best if used in combination. A binding agent (xanthan or guar) will be required in cakes, breads, and some other foods to offset the lack of or low gluten in the grains. Typically for every cup of flour you will need:
      1 tsp. xanthan or guar gum for cakes
      2 tsp. xanthan or guar gum for breads or pizza
      1 tsp. to no xanthan or guar gum for most cookies.

      Dough and batters created with these grains tend to be stickier, heavier, and softer that processed and higher gluten flour products. Strive for a balance between heavier and lighter flours, tipping the balance towards lighter grains and flours if possible, for best results. For example, use arrowroot starch to offset the heaviness of quinoa flour.

      Yeast can be successfully omitted and substituted for baking powder in most recipes. It is an equally effective leavening agent. Baking powder is a combination of an acid (typically cream of tartar) and base (baking soda). An inert starch is added to keep the acid and base from reacting until use. Liquid in the recipe causes the acid and base to begin reacting, and produce carbon dioxide bubbles. Single-acting baking powder produces all of its bubbles as soon as it gets wet; double-acting baking powder produces bubbles again when it gets hot. To check the freshness of baking powder, place a tsp of baking powder into a cup of hot water. Fresh baking powder will cause a bubbly reaction.

      Commercial baking powders use cream of tartar (a fermentation byproduct of grapes during wine production) as an acid, and are therefore unacceptable on many yeast-free diets. But you can make your own using an alternative acid. Small amounts of other acids, acceptable on a yeast-free diet, such as unbuffered vitamin C (ascorbic acid) crystals or freshly squeezed lemon juice will work equally well with baking soda to create the same reaction (see side bar). Many bakers prefer baking powder (or baking soda/acid combinations) to yeast because of the time constraints (yeast takes up 2 to 3 hours to produce its bubbles whereas baking powder is instantaneous). For this reason baked goods leavened with baking powder are called quick breads.

      Side bar:

      Homemade yeast-free substitutes for leavening:

      For each packet or Tbsp of yeast required, or baking powder required use:

      1 Tbsp baking soda + ½ tsp unbuffered vitamin C (ascorbic acid) crystals OR

      1 Tbsp baking soda + 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (keep separate until needed)

      Since the acid and base begin to react once wet, most recipes suggest keeping the dry and liquid ingredients separate until ready, to prevent the baking powder from reacting prematurely in the mixing process. All mix preparation (preheating the oven, preparing pans, measuring and mixing, etc.) should be done beforehand. In quick breads with minimal to no sugar, there is a constant risk of overdeveloping gluten. Over-mixing results in muffins with large air tunnels and tough cell walls, resulting in coarse, uneven grain and chewy texture. Only mix the ingredients briefly until moistened (even if some lumps remain) to minimize premature gas bubble release from the batter. Over-mixing is considered an issue to some experts even with low-gluten or no-gluten breads. However my personal experience with no-gluten breads has not demonstrated this. On the other hand, without yeast to leaven baked goods, more than the original amount of leavening aids may be needed to achieve a successful end product. Substitute yeast with an equal to slightly greater amount of baking powder to boost the leavening process of these heavier, low or no-gluten grains. Use the quick bread setting on bread machines to prevent over rising and collapse.

      Since grains in a yeast-free diet have minimal to no gluten, there is little to no elasticity in the dough. Somehow the dough needs to trap the leavening gases. A high-powered, table top mixer and the batter beater attachment (not the dough hook) helps beat extra air into the dough by creating air pockets in the dough, leavening gases have space to release and allow for rise. It also ensures the batter is thoroughly blended (another key necessity in determining proper batter consistency and amount of liquids needed).

      Other ways to add bulk and minimal flavor without flour is to finely shred bland vegetables (e.g. zucchini, squash, pumpkin, yams, etc) to the recipe. Since they add moisture to a recipe, modifications like those used in the sugar section still apply. Chocoholics may find carob powder with added sweetener and extra fat a satisfying and acceptable alternative. For every ounce chocolate, use 3 Tbsp carob powder, 1 tbsp hard fat/ shortening, plus a smidgen of acceptable sweetener. For unsweetened chocolate, use 3 Tbsp carob powder plus 2-3 Tbsp water. If a recipe uses vinegar as a dough enhancer (to boost the leavening), substitute an equal amount of freshly squeezed lemon juice or just delete it and adjust your liquids in the recipe to accommodate for this change.

      Putting it all together
      For best success converting recipes, select recipe where major substitutions are not required. Substitute only what you have to. To minimize costs and frustrations when making recipe substitutions, quarter the recipe and make four separate smaller ones to start. In each quarter recipe, make ONE modification from the original recipe (i.e. amount of substitute used or which substitute used) and write down what you did. Keep track of which modification is which by inserting a different colored toothpick in each one, and jotting down which color responds to which recipe. Bake all four versions in the oven at the same time and keep track of how long each took to bake. Compare your results. Look at the final crumb texture, taste, mouth feel, and appearance of the finished product. Using the best recipe of the four as the beginning point, make another four separate changes. Again, make only one substitution or change to these next four recipes. Continue to follow this format until you achieve your desired results.

      Don’t despair. Being creative is a gift as well as a learned experience. Our business offers free technical support for these and other baking dilemmas. There are a multitude of free online email groups (see appendix A) that not only offer great tried-and-true suggestions but recipes. And when all else fails, don’t forget you are not alone, and probably will be able to relax on these dietary restrictions as time heals.

      Table 1

      Terms Implying Sugar:

      Any Fruit

      Any fruit juice

      Any fruit juice concentrate

      Bakers Special

      Barley malt

      Bar sugar

      Barbados sugar

      Beet sugar

      Brown sugar (light and dark)

      Cane sugar

      Cane syrup

      Carbohydrate

      Coarse sugar

      Complex carbohydrate

      Complex sugar

      Confectioners (or Powdered) Sugar

      Corn syrup

      Date sugar

      Demerara sugar

      Dextrose

      Disaccharides

      Evaporated cane juice

      Extra fine sugar

      Fine sugar
      Fruit sugar

      Free flowing brown sugar

      Fructose

      Galactose

      Glycerin

      Glycogen

      Granulated sugar

      High fructose corn syrup

      Honey (from any source)

      Invert Sugar

      Lactose

      Maltose

      Mannitol

      Many terms ending in “ose” or “ol”

      Maple sugar

      Maple syrup

      Molasses

      Monosaccharides

      Muscovado sugar

      Nutritive sweeteners

      Polydextrose

      Polysaccharides

      Refined sugar

      Regular sugar

      Sanding sugar

      Simple carbohydrate

      Simple sugar

      Sorbitol

      Starch

      Sucrose (also known as white or table sugar)

      Sugar

      Superfine sugar

      Syrup

      Table sugar

      Turbinado sugar
      Ultrafine sugar

      Unrefined sugar

      Table 2

      Major Functions of Sugar In Baking and Cooking

      Function Explanation

      Taste & Flavor Enhancer Sugar provides sweetness in many products, including medicines. When added to strongly salty, sour or acidic dishes, sauces, or condiments, sugar not only enhances and blends flavor, it also mellows the acidity in tomato and vinegar-based products, compliments the saltiness of other food products, and minimizes the starchy flavors.

      Mouth-feel Imparts a satisfying "mouth-feel" to beverages and some ingredients with fat (e.g. lower-fat baked goods)

      Flavor, color, aroma, color Sugar chemically reacts with proteins in the baking product at high temperatures, causing it to caramelize. This caramelization contributes to the flavor, aroma, and color (surface browning) of the baked good. The higher the sugar content of the baked good, the darker golden brown the surface appears.

      Prolong shelf life Surface browning from caramelization also helps the baked product retain moisture, and prolong freshness. Sugar delays browning or withering of frozen and canned fruits, and acts as a preservative, inhibiting the growth of yeast and molds in jellies, jams, preserves, and fruits.

      Enhance leavening Sugar is broken down by the yeast cells via moisture and warmth; this nourishes the yeast’s growth. Carbon dioxide gas is released faster than if only the carbohydrates of flour were present, hastening the leavening process and allowing the dough to rise at a faster and more consistent rate. Most artificial sweeteners may not be substituted in bread making, as they are proteins and cannot be fermented.

      Enhance volume & texture Sugar provides the essential body or bulk to a product when it is the predominant ingredient (as in many ice creams, baked goods, beverages, etc.)

      In cakes, sugar competes with gluten for the absorption of liquid, preventing the over-development of gluten and delaying the swelling (gelatinization) of the starches in the flour during mixing and baking. Sugar also delays the temperature at which cakes changes from a liquid to a solid allowing optimum leavening gases to be produced and expand in the air cells. All these help sugar give the final baked product soft, smooth crumb texture and good volume.

      Unshortened cakes such as sponge and angel food cake contain no fat, but include a large proportion of eggs white proteins to provide the cake structure. Sugar provides a key function in the cake’s final tender texture and excellent volume. Air beaten into the eggs provides the leavening agent. Sugar not only serves as a whipping aid to stabilize the beaten foam, it also helps delay coagulation of the egg proteins during baking, so optimum amounts of air can be trapped in the egg protein cell walls. Once the egg proteins coagulate, the cake "sets," forming the solid mesh-like structure of the cake. Some sugar is also combined with flour before it is folded into the foam mixture, and helps the flour's starch particles from lumping when the flour is folded into the foam mixture.

      Sugar stabilizes foams such as meringues in a similar fashion. The mechanical action of the beaters partially coagulates the egg proteins that will hold the air bubbles. When sugar is added, often with salt or cream of tartar (other stabilizers), the protein film becomes more adhesive and increases its ability to hold air bubbles, resulting in a more stiff, higher and more stable foam.
      Custards and similar cooked egg dished are mostly egg protein structures. Sugar breaks up the egg white proteins, preventing heat from solidifying the egg white prematurely in the cooking process, and allowing them to blend with the other ingredients, resulting in a smooth, stable consistency.

      Puddings, sauces and pie fillings use sugar to help evenly disperse the starch particles of the flour used as a thickening agent before adding the hot water. This helps the product cook evenly and smoothly as it thickens.

      Sugar’s influence on delaying gelatinization in yeast-leavened breads is less clear. Theoretically breads with higher sugar content undergo the same delayed gelatinization as cakes; this slowing the overdevelopment of gluten and elasticity results in bread with more tender crumb texture.

      Sugar also helps improve the tenderness of canned fruits.

      Whipping aid Sugar interacts with egg proteins to stabilize whipped or beaten egg foams. In foam-cakes it makes the egg foam more elastic so that air-cells can expand and trap leavening gases.

      Promote lightness Creaming sugar with shortening or other hard fats traps air pockets that undergo heat expansion from the release of carbon dioxide and other gases during baking. This contributes fluffiness to the shortening and shortened cakes.

      Enhance cookie spread In cookies, not only does the sugar introduce air in the batter during creaming process, but also approximately half the sugar remains un-dissolved at the end of mixing. In the oven the shortening melts resulting in more liquid dough that allows the cookies to spread during baking.

      Regulate gelling Of fruit jellies and preserves.

      Crystallization/Re-crystallization As sugar crystallizes, it gives off heat that evaporates the water it absorbed during baking and mixing. This enables a wide variety of candies through varying degrees of recrystallization and helps produce the desirable surface cracking of some cookies (e.g. gingersnaps).

      Appendix A

      MANY online email groups offer recipes and tips for a yeast-free, sugar-free diet. Here are a just a few. These groups can also provide references to appropriate cookbooks based on your food concerns:

      Autism-Diet: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/autism-diet

      Candida: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/candida

      Food Allergy Kitchen: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/foodallergykitchen

      GFCFRecipes: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gfcfrecipes

      Miss Roben’s Chat Room: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MissRobensChatRoom/join

      Parents of Food Allergic Kids (POFAK): http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pofak

  26. QUESTION:
    Will raw food diet help my allergies?
    I have very bad allergies and I'm desperate to control them. They interfere with my daily functioning and even cause me to be a recluse because if I go outside, I sneeze nonstop. Even my fiance's parents find me annoying because they are outdoorsy people and I just can't go outside without taking medicines and precautions. And even then, it doesn't guarantee anything.

    I take 3 kinds of medicines 2x a day and it doesn't help. I've tried 4 different nasal sprays, nothing works. I did allergy shots for a year and they didn't do anything-- it was a waste of time and money. In fact, my insurance is starting to refuse converage for allergy meds because they've gotten so bad where I need stronger ones.

    I've heard the raw food diet works for a lot of people. Some people even said that it made their allergies go away. I am pretty ready to try anything-- even if it restricts what I can and cannot eat. I am desperate! Nothing works, but if this does, I'll stop cooking right away. Can it work?
    You're supposed to see benefits of allergy shots within 6 months, not year. I'm tired of dealing with the allergist. Instead of giving me something to work with, I was told to basically become a recluse and avoid going outside at all costs-- she even told me to get rid of my books, and I'm in college!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes a raw-food diet will help but the source of the allergies could be caused from candida albicans.

      What is Candida?

      Candidasis is a major contributing factor to the cause of:

      Chronic Fatigue
      Immune Weakness
      Allergies
      Systemic Degeneration
      Candida Albicans is a negative yeast infection that begins in the digestive system and little by little spreads to other parts of the body. It is a strong, invasive parasite that attaches itself to the intestinal wall and can become a permanent resident of your internal organs. It is may cause numerous health problems and discomfort for over 30 million men and women every day and it is estimated that many people have or will eventually have a moderate to serious Candida condition in their lives.

      A yeast cell may produces over 75 known toxic substances that poison the human body. These toxins contaminate the tissues, weakens the immune system, the glands, the kidneys, bladder, lungs, liver and especially the brain and nervous system. Candida yeast can become so massive and invasive that is enters the FUNGAL form where it provides very long, root-like structures that penetrate the mucous lining of the gastrointestinal wall. This penetration breaks down the protective barrier between the intestinal tract and bloodstream, allowing many foreign and toxic substances to enter and pollute the body systemically. As a result, proteins and other food wastes that are not completely digested or eliminated can assault the immune system and may cause tremendous allergic reactions, fatigue and many other health problems. It also allows the Candida itself and bacteria to enter the bloodstream, from which it may find its way to other tissues, resulting in far-ranging effects such as soreness of the joints, chest pain, sinus and skin problems, etc. The results of an autopsy done on a lady who had died of heart failure for no apparent reason, found that her heart was encased with Candida yeast. Vaginal yeast infections are more prevalent today than ever, and they will never completely go away until the yeast has been cleared from the intestinal area. To make matters worse, Candida may be sexually encouraged from one person to another.

      Candida covers the intestinal wall which chemically and mechanically interferes with digestion and assimilation of food nutrients. Many people, especially senior citizens, cancer victims and those with AIDS are wasting away for want of nutrition because they cannot absorb what they eat. Many people digest less than 50% of their food because the Candida may creates a digestive conflict and robs them of their nutrition. Candida creates chaos in the intestines and diseases of which the doctors have little or no answer and can use only medicines to treat it. ALL IMMUNOLOGICAL WEAKNESSES AND INFECTIOUS CONDITIONS are made worse by the presence of Candida throughout the body.

      The major waste product of yeast cell activity is acetaldehyde, or ethanol. Many people have low iron in their blood because iron is hard to absorb when Candida is present, and which deprives tissue of proper oxygen. Ethanol may cause excessive fatigue and reduces the strength and stamina which takes away ambition. It destroys enzymes needed for cell energy and causes the release of free radicals that encourages the aging process.

      Candida Albicans can be incredible destroyer of health and is may be main missing link in many of our modern day diseases and poor health. The fact that Candida can rob the body of its nutrition and poison the tissues with it toxins may be a major contribution, directly or indirectly to the following list of serious conditions:

      The majority of people who have Candida may not realize they have it until they become seriously ill. The symptoms are so numerous and seemingly unrelated that it is very perplexing to both doctor and patient. Candida itself is out preventable and if you have this condition, there is a special way in which your body can be brought back into balance.

      The CANDIDA WELLNESS CENTER, is now offering this amazing discovery in a specific and personalized CANDIDA WELLNESS PROGRAM that is now available in booklet form. It describes in detail how to overcome a moderate to serious Candida Yeast overgrowth within a given period of time depending on its severity. By using a concentrated natural method, our program helps kills the Candida overgrowth and continues to help prevent recurrence. It is a simple and easy program to follow with proper instructions and a thorough explanation as to what Candida is, how it got there and how to get rid of it. The presence of Candida and what it does to the body is common knowledge with health practitioners, but how to get rid of it is a guessing game and not understood by some doctors. This is a remarkable anti-fungal program that helps overcomes Candida in a more reliable and permanent manner. If you can remove this parasite from your body using a natural approach, you will also remove negative effects and symptoms along with it. This program may help improve your digestion and most associated weaknesses including bloating, constipation, ulcers, colitis, colon problems, gas, chronic fatigue, aches and pains and many subtle, nagging health problems. Infections such as the common cold, Epstein Bar Virus, bladder infections, skin eruptions, etc. can be prevented or significantly improved along with less stress on the immune system, the glands and the nervous system. Reproductive organs can become healthier and infertility issues improved and food assimilation can be increased. It is so impressive that people are calling constantly just to reserve their personal copy because their family and friends speak so highly of their success through this special program.

      The body has the innate capacity to heal itself, if it is supplied with the correct combination of whole foods, and provided that we each take responsibility for our health (through our thoughts, actions, food choices and lifestyle). In taking care of our health, we all require the following:
      •Pure, organic foods
      •Clean air and pure water
      •Exercise – Yoga asana practice
      •Rest (resting at least 7 hours a night) & peace of mind (meditation)
      •A loving environment (where we are loving, and are loved)

      According to the ancient Chinese, everything that grows in nature is an herb. There are primarily three categories of herbs: toxic, medicinal and food grade.
      •Toxic herbs are those that are poisonous.
      •Medicinal herbs are those that are to be administered by a herbalist/naturopath and should only be consumed for a short time.
      •Food grade herbs have three categories:
      1.Regular table foods.
      2.Tonic foods nourish the body more deeply and include a wider spectrum of the plant kingdom, from roots and leaves to spices, bulbs, seeds, bark and flowers. Indian and Chinese cultures have incorporated these foods into their diets for centuries.
      3.Emperor grade foods were fed only to the emperor and his family because of their extremely high nutritional profile. They were “simply the best!”

      The other important concept to remember is the concept of whole food vs. isolates. Whole food is Mother Nature’s gift to us. Isolates are chemically broken down or artificially created. In our modern world, there is a lot of research and industry around the recreation of specific compounds found in whole foods that help the body heal itself. However, when these compounds are taken out of their whole food source or are manufactured in a lab, they are often not recognized by your body, are difficult to digest, and are expensive. When food is minimally processed and in its whole food form, your body recognizes all its nutritional markers, produces the right enzymes to break the food down, and builds, repairs, balances and cleanses itself daily.

      I'm a rawfoodist and I have many health resources to assist you to regenerate your body. Feel free to contact me for more assistance.

  27. QUESTION:
    do all canned vegetables contain yeast?
    ive seen some cans that say they do and some say nothing at all. i want to clarify this since im on an anti candida diet and am running out of fresh vegetables

    • ANSWER:
      To actually answer your question, it partly depends on the brand and their company policies. The FDA regulations that the food companies have to abide by say that they have to list the added ingredients on the label, but there are some gray areas as well. The reason I pointed out the brand and their policies is that some companies list ingredients under vague names (which is one of the gray areas that the FDA allows)... "natural flavorings", for example could mean many things. Another gray area is the processing of the food (which doesn't have to be listed)... they don't have to say what it was mixed with if that mixing isn't sufficient in the final product, but the exception to that is common allergens (milk, soy, wheat, etc).

      With all that being said, the only reason I could think of that vegetables would have yeast is if they've been fermented (like soy commonly is, but I haven't seen canned soy either). Aside from fermentation, adding yeast without it needing to be listed on the label would be an additional step that would cost the company more money and not really give any benefit. So as long as it's just veggies in a fluid (not fermented), you should have no problem. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  28. QUESTION:
    How should I treat Candida?
    I did the "spit test" and it showed what was described in many online resources. I also have a lot of the symptoms.

    What should I do to treat it? Eliminating yeast, fruit, starches, and whole grains isn't an option right now. Is there something else I can do?
    Thank you so much! If you can just recommend a good probiotic I could purchase in a health food store, walmart, or Kroger I'll give you best answer. I was looking at threelosec but it looks like it has some nasty side effects.

    • ANSWER:
      The #1 thing isn't as much a food as it is a supplement... Probiotics are the biggest thing to help fight Candida and yeast growth. Yogurt and Kefir have Probiotics in them, but no where near enough to make a fast impact on Candida that a good Probiotic supplement (one with 30+ billion viable organisms from several strains) can.
      In addition to Probiotics, Caprylic Acid and Grapefruit Seed Extract also help to fight the Candida directly, so those three together are a very good combination to fight Candida.

      With diets for Candida, it is most ideal to completely eliminate the "bad foods", but even minimizing them could help. Skipping a few snacks/treats with yeast, sugar, etc every so often would be a good help to combating the Candida and may help it go away sooner, but the Probiotics will be the best things to help you. Those options will help a LOT to starve them while you attack with the supplements, but I've heard of quite a few cases where Candida was controlled only with supplementation and no dietary changes... it usually just takes longer.
      Eating lots of fiber (veggies, especially) will help with elimination, which can help remove some of the yeast as well. There are a lot of angles that fighting Candida comes from, not just one or two.
      Most of the cases I've heard of that used regimens like this showed an impact within just a few days (where they noticed some benefits) and were often almost completely gone within a month or so, but some more extreme cases took longer. Good luck and I hope I helped!

      [edit]: I personally don't buy supplements from Walmart, Kroger, or a health food store unless I need it the same day... I've found MUCH better prices with a few high quality companies that use mail order (often 3-4 times cheaper than health food stores for the same product). A few of the top quality companies I've found (all of which are competitors, so shop around for the best price) are at http://www.swansonvitamins.com http://www.puritanspride.com and http://www.vitacost.com
      I personally shop with them because of their high quality and low prices so I'm not sure what options would be at your local Walmart, but you can go by the guidelines I listed above if you'd like to get a bottle from Walmart. I hope that helps!

  29. QUESTION:
    Question for people familiar with IBS?
    Hi,
    I work with a family with a daughter who has IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome - also called a spastic colon). Apparently there are certain types of food that she should or should not be eating. Does anybody who has experienced this have any suggestions on what she should or should not be eating. Specifically, are there certain foods that are "trigger foods" for her IBS to start acting up again?
    Also, is anybody familiar with the causes of IBS? I'm curious as to see what causes it. Does eating certain foods cause it, or is it a genetic syndrome?
    Please, serious answers only. I know it may sound disgusting, but she has a serious problem that she's working with and I want to help her.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to avoid SOY in any form with IBS. All SOY products (except for fermented soy products), inhibit mineral absorption, especially iron (about 50%). There are many other reasons to avoid soy, but these two listed above are the best reasons to avoid it with IBS.

      IBS is claimed to be incurable because it is listed as a disease rather than what it is. Many so called incurable diseases are looked at this way. What they should say is that they have no drugs that can fix the problem because it is caused by nutrient deficiencies. All the symptoms of IBS point to deficiencies the body is dealing with that cause the problems.

      The solution is not straight forward because when organs are not working correctly, like the colon, digestion becomes difficult, so nutrients are not absorbed and a vicious cycle is set up. The cause is generally stated as unknown.

      However, unless there is some genetic or substance abuse causing the problem specifically, the cause is most likely diet, I believe. The problem is claimed to affect between 10 - 20% of all Americans. It is simply hard to believe that this many Americans can have a genetic deficiency that could be causing this problem. Food allergies could be a big factor, especially if migraine headaches are associated with the IBS.

      It's a well known fact that stress can be a factor, but it is more in how you deal with stress that is the real issue, not the stress itself that creates the problems.

      It is reported that excess hydrochloric acid can create this problem. I believe this is incorrect, based on the symptoms associated with this diagnosis. It most likely is an excess of lactic acid generated by rotting food that is not being digested that is causing this and it is the lack of stomach acid rather than an excess. Bad bacteria overwhelming the intestine can cause many of these problems as well as Candida Albicans could be the underlying condition creating what appears to be IBS. The lack of stomach acid causes these problems.

      Processed foods, chemical additives, food grown on depleted soils (not rich organic soils), by food choices can leave the body greatly nutrient deficient and destroy it's ability to process food correctly.

      It's not enough to just add some pills containing nutrients and expect the problem to go away. The body's organs that are not functioning properly are most likely due to a result of the lack of nutrients to feed those organs so they can work properly. If the gall bladder and liver are not working properly, the fats will not be digested correctly and you will get the IBS symptoms associated with that problem. If the stomach is not acidic when digesting food, the bad bacteria will not be killed, calcium, magnesium, and zinc (these minerals in particular) will not be digested, and a whole series of issues such as toxic build up in the intestines will occur causing IBS symptoms. When these minerals are not absorbed, organs will suffer and not work correctly. Taking any kind of drugs will damage the liver, create a lot of free radicals, and generally shorten your life, and cause so called "side effects." What marketing genius ever made up that term anyway. Drugs cause reactions and they are all direct and there is nothing side about them.

      I believe a regime that includes quality food and supplements directed toward fixing the digestive issues would be a great benefit to solving your problem.

      Eliminate all SOY

      Eliminate all bad oils like high omega 6 fatty acid SOYBEAN oils (look on all foods you buy to see if this is in there); CANOLA oils (this is loaded with toxic garbage due to processing techniques and Erucic Acid that can wreak havoc with your body).

      Eliminate anything that may contain chlorine (this kills friendly bacteria in your intestine that you need)

      Eliminate all pasteurized milk products. This does very little for your body. The pasteurization kills the enzymes, alters the calcium (this is why Vitamin D is required in the milk to attempt to force the absorption of the altered calcium).

      Eliminate all Soda drinks! Diet drinks as well as non diet drinks. These destroy the immune system for about 3 hours after you drink one, contain substances that convert to formaldehyde in the liver, and are a big contributor to type II diabetes and weight gain; as well as irritate the bowels.

      Eliminate all commercial beef products you buy in local grocery stores. This beef is Angus beef most likely that is from Angus cattle fed in grain feed lots. These cows produce high omega 6 fatty acids, contain antibiotics given to them because they are sickly and very nutrient deficient and given growth hormones that are certainly not good for you.

      Eliminate all Drugs! This will make you nutrient deficient and inhibit or stop the functions of glands that you need to be working at top condition to fix this problem.

      Add (2) Betaine HCL + an (1) Activator after each meal. This will create the acid condition that will solve any so called "acid indigestion" problems associated with poor digestion and help insure that you will be absorbing calcium, magnesium, and zinc in the jejunum; also will be remethylating your cells.

      Add a quality probiotic to be taken morning and night.

      Add keifer milk (I prefer flavored). This can be digested even if you are lactose intolerant. This also contains probiotics.

      Add a quality digestive enzyme. This is needed to supplement the diet because we eat cooked foods. When you cook food, you cook out the digestive enzymes that are there to help digest that particular food.

      I suggest you get the Betaine HCL + activator, probiotic, and digestive enzyme from: www.healthline.cc (not .com) because these people have the highest quality product I know of that really works with no additives and the highest grade of nutrients available.

      After your digestion has improved, eliminate where you can any processed foods like pizza from pizza hut (as an example - this contains 30% soy), anything out of a can because it is most likely loaded with preservatives, insecticide laden plants that affect your nerves, and nutrient deficient ingredients grown on depleted soils).

      Eat good oils: Olive oils (good to include a little garlic everyday), Coconut oil, walnut oil, avocado oil.

      Eat beef from grass feed cows. You can eat this everyday and it is very good for you. It contains high omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin K, E, and trace minerals; also CLA that is a cancer fighting agent being widely used in Japan to fight cancer.

      Eat eggs grown free range; not the typical local grocery store eggs from chickens fed from a conveyor belt.

      As an additional suggestion, I would add green tea extract, colostrum, whey protein (definitely not soy), nucleotides, and allicidin all from the company listed above because these will boost your immune system into high gear and get rid of biofilms, bad bacteria, and give your body necessary tools to fight infections.

      good luck to you

  30. QUESTION:
    is not having any sugar in your diet a horrible thing?
    could it give you some weird affects?
    could it give you some weird effects?*

    • ANSWER:
      Not having sugar in your diet is healthy.
      It's having sugar that will give you
      "weird effects." Want to know how
      weird your body reacts to sugar?
      Check out this partial list:

      1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
      2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
      3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
      4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
      5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
      6. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
      7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.
      8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
      9. Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.
      10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
      11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.
      12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
      13. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
      14. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
      15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
      16. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.
      17. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
      18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
      19. Sugar can cause premature aging.
      20. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
      21. Sugar can cause tooth decay.
      22. Sugar contributes to obesity
      23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.
      24. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
      25. Sugar can cause arthritis.
      26. Sugar can cause asthma.
      27. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
      28. Sugar can cause gallstones.
      29. Sugar can cause heart disease.
      30. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
      31. Sugar can cause multiple sclerosis.
      32. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
      33. Sugar can cause varicose veins.
      34. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
      35. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
      36. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
      37. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
      38. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
      39. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
      40. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
      41. Sugar can increase cholesterol.
      42. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.
      43. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
      44. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)
      45. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.
      46. Sugar causes food allergies.
      47. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
      48. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
      49. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
      50. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.

      There are 96 other reasons @:
      http://www.fitnesstipsforlife.com/sugar-is-bad.html

      There are other sites with such warnings
      about sugar. I stopped eating white powdered
      sugar as an additive to tea, cereal, etc...
      I use STEVIA instead, and sometimes
      I also use honey. Both of these sweeteners
      are actually GOOD for your health!
      Stay sweet!

  31. QUESTION:
    How do I overcome adult ADHD? I am on medicine but what else?
    I was always LD-ADHD as a kid and now it affects me as an adult.

    • ANSWER:
      hope this helps, best wishes

      Digestive, Metabolic Problems Abound In Patients with ADHD, Autism
      PORTLAND, OR- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and autism are multifactorial biological disorders requiring a multimodal therapeutic approach that addresses the gastrointestinal, immunologic and metabolic problems usually associated with the behavioral abnormalities, said Jeff Bradstreet, MD, at the annual meeting of the American Holistic Medical Association. "Conventional allopathic concepts define ADHD and autism as 'psychiatric' disorders. I think that's bunk. I look at ADHD and autism biologically," said Dr. Bradstreet, founder of the International Child Development Resource Center (ICDRC), a clinic and foundation that has treated over 2,000 children with ADHD or autism. "As an MD, I had to move toward naturopathic principles to learn how to treat these disorders."

      http://gordonresearch.com/articles_adhd/Digestive_&_Metabolic_Problems_Abound_in_Patients_With_ADHD_&_Autism.pdf

      ADHD is commonly caused by an inflammatory based diet and toxic food additives. These food additive chemicals are mild-moderately neurotoxic. They also have a strong synergistic effect when combined with sugars such as fructose. A recent Lancet study concluded that food dyes along with the preservative sodium benzoate (found in many soft drinks, fruit juices, & salad dressings) cause many children to become significantly more hyperactive and distractible. This study also found that food additives and dyes can do as much damage to children's brains as lead in gasoline.

      Digestive problems can also dramatically affect brain function and development. A common factor with ADHD is a weak intestinal system and food allergies. Often times a Candida infection is present and producing brain damaging toxic metabolites. It is wise to address the gut and allow it to heal by avoiding allergens and supplementing with high quality Probiotics.

      The most common food allergens to avoid include all pasteurized dairy products and gluten containing grains such as wheat, barley, rye, oats, kamut, & spelt. Soy products, some nuts, eggs, and heavy proteins are often not tolerated well. Other allergens include those of the nightshade family such as eggplant, tomatoes, & potatoes.

      An anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle are critical for full recovery from this condition. Anti-inflammatory foods help to modulate the immune system and give it a more accurate pair of eyes so as to not over-inflame when stimulated. To effectively de-inflame it is key to completely avoid man-made foods, sugars, and food allergens as listed above. The long chain omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are critical for brain function.

      Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032275_ADHD_natural_remedies.html#ixzz2GHlVrBTv

  32. QUESTION:
    Can i have butter on a candida diet?
    cause i take my yeast free bread and dip it in a butter cinnamon sauce that is homemade

    • ANSWER:
      As long as it's butter and not margarine or shortening - they're not reccommended. This website has a list of foods to avoid:
      http://www.thecandidadiet.com/foodstoavoid.htm

  33. QUESTION:
    Is there a relationship between allergies,autism, leaky gut syndrome,candida,intestinal flora and antibiotics?
    My son is and autistic 10 year old.He is classified as High functioning.We notice changes in behaviour and symptoms for the worse when he was given antibiotics,milk.wheat. We tried a casein /gluten free diet but only saw a mild improvement when he was 5.We have a list of foods which are off limits for him to eat because they cause strange behaviour, rashes,excema dematitis.My wife has a family history of allergies to penicillin and other antibiotics.Rhumitoid arthritis is in the family some members have had to be hospitalized.We have recently tried a new product from Global health trax called Threelac.The product claims to remove unwanted anerobic bacteria and yeast from the intestinal wall.During the first two days of administering Threelac my son was crying because his belly hurt so much.He finally had a pooh which was all yellow and full of stringy material.Yeast?
    1 month later he has eye contact,speaks great and tells jokes.What a difference he wants to try new food!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The thing that is extremely important here is to keep an opened mind, which you seem to be doing very well. All too often, merely asking ones doctor can lead to a dead end. Several things to which our family can personally relate are: family history of allergies, strange behavior apparently associated with certain foods, and that you saw a mild improvement when your son was on a gluten/casein free diet. My son also has autism. It was not diagnosed until he was 10 yrs old......after a continuing nightmare of labels, "treatments"and proposed (threatened) "treatments" which didn't make any sense. One day I read some obscure reference to clusters of misdiagnosed "schizophrenia" in areas of western Ireland where many people had an allergy to wheat. We experimented with removing wheat from my son's diet and his behavior seemed to improve....just a bit. We got him tested for food allergies, and found that he was allergic to" wheat" (gluten), egg whites, "legumes" (peanuts, soy...), and "dairy products" (casein) We removed the offending foods from his diet . I figured this was noninvasive and difinately worth a try. The results were nothing less than amazing! We were very, very careful, read labels, did research. Of course it was difficult,... but when I look at the alternative, and look at look at the payoff, it was definitely worth the effort. Recently, I read in Answers about someone who tried GF/CF diet and it made things worse...Later, it occurred to me that if we had replaced wheat and milk with with soy products, my son probably would be worse. . Your son is very fortunate to have parents who don't give up...

  34. QUESTION:
    I have a yeast infection that just wont go away. Could there be something else seriously wrong with me?
    Even with medication and following all the rules to prevent it, it still never goes away completely. I am lost and do not know what to do next.

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely Candidiasis. It is challenging to treat however, mainly because there is a lot of medical misinformation out there intended to distract the patient away from the real cause and capitalize on the treatment of the symptoms instead. They succeed very well at this too, because really eradicating the condition requires a lot more work than most patients will even consider. Instead they become life long patients that doctors just love to have. The secret is simply to realize that the general overuse of antibiotics is the main cause of the illness, so the medical community does not even officially recognize this most fundamental disorder as a disease entity. Just know to avoid "medical" advice and look for alternative health advice. You will find there are some supplements that help, but even then, only when very strict dietary changes are kept. Avoid breads, cheeses, vinegar, meats, etc... The list goes on. Search for info on the means of testing for it yourself. Some call it "The Candida Challenge" It involves avoiding such foods as these for a time of one week and then eating some of them. If you are positive your symptoms will be very pronouced about 24 hours later.
      It is not easy to stay on the remedial diet for as long as it takes to deal with this. I had it many years ago and nearly died from liver failure because of it. My condition was very profound though. It was only strict vegetarianism, for seven years, that saved my life. The official opinion of "medical" doctors that do recognize the condition is that it is incurable. But some alternative health physicians take difference with that, and I am living proof that they are right.

  35. QUESTION:
    Candida diet question?
    I am on the candida diet and I know that this is not a life-long diet, but don't know what to do after the 3 months of cleansing. What foods might be acceptable to eat then?

    • ANSWER:
      In general you should stay away from excessive amounts of sugars and complex carbohydrates. Yeasty foods like beer can also cause trouble.

      There's a list of recommended foods in the link below. This also incorporates foods from the Yeast Infection Diet. It should be helpful.

      http://www.candida-away.com/recommended-foods-for-yeast-infection.html

      Good Luck!

  36. QUESTION:
    candida diet food list - Who knows this problem ?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida merely means a gaggle of yeast-like fungi that lives contained in the human body. It may be present in areas of the intestines, reproductive and urinary tracks, and even the mouth of your body.

      A candida food regimen is a food regimen that avoids meals that may assist the an infection to prosper. You see, candida (typically referred to as yeast an infection or candidiasis) is brought on by the candida albicans fungus that all of us have in our bodies. The fungus particularly likes the nice and cozy, moist, darkish areas just like the intestine, sexual organs, mouth, etc., to develop in.All included in the list referred to candida diet food list.

      Everybody has a sure degree of yeast or micro organism in every of our our bodies which could be very regular and does not often trigger critical issues to your health. The issues happen when there’s an overgrowth of candida which happens principally when sure meals are ingested that the yeast simply feeds on and continues to develop and grow. That is when an an infection happens, which known as candidiasis.This infection can be overcome with home remedy for yeast infection.For more info click http://www.homeremedyforyeastinfectionn.com/candida-diet-food-list/

  37. QUESTION:
    can i eat FROZEN leftovers on the anti-candida diet? what about grilled chicken at a fast-food joint?
    i've heard that leftovers leave traces of mold. is that true even if those leftovers are promptly put in the freezer??

    • ANSWER:
      I've read that mold grows on leftover foods if refrigerated for more than one day, but that it is okay to eat them from the freezer. Just make sure that you freeze your leftovers rite away.
      I would say no to the grilled chicken. Here is the ingredients of the grilled chicken at Wendy's. It does not sound good at all for this diet.
      Wendy's ingredients:
      Ultimate Grill Fillet
      Chicken Breast with Rib Meat, Water, Seasoning (salt, flavor, maltodextrin, autolyzed yeast extract, contains less than 2% of: citric acid, chicken broth, corn syrup, disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate, soy sauce [soybeans, wheat, salt], honey, mixed triglycerides, modified corn starch, safflower oil, sugar, thiamine hydrochloride), Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Modified Corn Starch, Sodium Phosphate. CONTAINS: SOY, WHEAT.
      From this list we are not aloud to have: yeast, chicken broth (usually contains yeast unless homemade), corn syrup, soy sauce, honey, sugar, soybean oil... the others I am not sure about! Don't eat it!!!

  38. QUESTION:
    I'm a 20 year old college student and I was recently diagnosed with ADHD.?
    I was prescribe Ritalin, Should I take the meds?

    • ANSWER:
      hope this helps, best wishes

      Digestive, Metabolic Problems Abound In Patients with ADHD, Autism
      PORTLAND, OR- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and autism are multifactorial biological disorders requiring a multimodal therapeutic approach that addresses the gastrointestinal, immunologic and metabolic problems usually associated with the behavioral abnormalities, said Jeff Bradstreet, MD, at the annual meeting of the American Holistic Medical Association. "Conventional allopathic concepts define ADHD and autism as 'psychiatric' disorders. I think that's bunk. I look at ADHD and autism biologically," said Dr. Bradstreet, founder of the International Child Development Resource Center (ICDRC), a clinic and foundation that has treated over 2,000 children with ADHD or autism. "As an MD, I had to move toward naturopathic principles to learn how to treat these disorders."

      http://gordonresearch.com/articles_adhd/Digestive_&_Metabolic_Problems_Abound_in_Patients_With_ADHD_&_Autism.pdf

      ADHD is commonly caused by an inflammatory based diet and toxic food additives. These food additive chemicals are mild-moderately neurotoxic. They also have a strong synergistic effect when combined with sugars such as fructose. A recent Lancet study concluded that food dyes along with the preservative sodium benzoate (found in many soft drinks, fruit juices, & salad dressings) cause many children to become significantly more hyperactive and distractible. This study also found that food additives and dyes can do as much damage to children's brains as lead in gasoline.

      Digestive problems can also dramatically affect brain function and development. A common factor with ADHD is a weak intestinal system and food allergies. Often times a Candida infection is present and producing brain damaging toxic metabolites. It is wise to address the gut and allow it to heal by avoiding allergens and supplementing with high quality Probiotics.

      The most common food allergens to avoid include all pasteurized dairy products and gluten containing grains such as wheat, barley, rye, oats, kamut, & spelt. Soy products, some nuts, eggs, and heavy proteins are often not tolerated well. Other allergens include those of the nightshade family such as eggplant, tomatoes, & potatoes.

      An anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle are critical for full recovery from this condition. Anti-inflammatory foods help to modulate the immune system and give it a more accurate pair of eyes so as to not over-inflame when stimulated. To effectively de-inflame it is key to completely avoid man-made foods, sugars, and food allergens as listed above. The long chain omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are critical for brain function.

      Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032275_ADHD_natural_remedies.html#ixzz2GHlVrBTv

  39. QUESTION:
    Can you have a yeast problem if you have no physical yeast symptoms, but only mental, emotional or headaches?

    • ANSWER:
      You will find that when dealing with a candida infestation that different people will react differently. Many people that suffer from candida can have no physical symptoms. There are those that have pretty severe physical symptoms. This is not to say that your problem with a few symptoms is not the same problem as someone with only physical symptoms. Every person body will assimilate things differently. The best way to address is going to be the same however. I would do a complete body cleanse. The first step is to make sure that you are on a diet that does not contribute to the candida. The link to look at the foods that should be eliminated from your diet is listed below. The next step is to start with a good intestinal cleansing. The product that I use is called Oxy-Powder.

  40. QUESTION:
    is it safe for teens to take zoloft?
    Is it safe for my 14 yrld to take zoloft and does it help with anxiety

    • ANSWER:
      No..No..did i mention No. :) See this video! She put her daughter Candace on zoloft for anxiety and her daughter committed suicide. "Antidepressants increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior" is listed as a black box warning on all antidepressants. Look for safe alternatives.

      Antidepressants & Child Suicides: Candace's story >>>
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQpRcKI3jPY

      Magnesium deficiency is very common (causes include stress, sugar, coffee, high sodium diet, soft drinks, alcohol, poor diet, too much calcium, smoking, low thyroid, diabetes, medical drugs, fluoride) and causes anxiety. Lack of B vitamins cause anxiety. Selenium calms. Try stress and anxiety sprays like Bach's rescue remedy.

      "Diet and depression, anxiety and stress options: Hypoglycemia-style diet, cave man diet, food allergy elimination diet, Candida diet, anti-inflammation diet, increased intake of colored fruits and vegetables, dairy elimination, gluten elimination, detoxification diet, well-balanced diet

      Minerals that can augment stress, depression and anxiety treatments: Minerals - Zinc, Magnesium; Vitamins- B12, B6, thiamine, folic acid; other supplements: S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe), Inositol

      Herbal contributions to stress management techniques: St. John’s Wort, Kava, Ashwaganda, Ginseng, Ginkgo

      Bio-Behavioral approaches as Stress Management Techniques: Appropriate exercise, Better Sleep, Repairing Disordered Breathing, Relaxation Skills (e.g. Guided Visual Imagery), Instant Stress Reduction Techniques (e.g. Freeze Frame)

      Others components of natural depression treatments, stress relief and anxiety improvement: Fish Oil, Borage/Primrose Oil, Inositol, phosphatidyly serine, CDP-choline, DNA/RNA mixes, trimethyl glycine, L-Carnitine, Acetyl-L-Carnitin, tryptophan, 5-hydroxy tryptophan, tyrosine, phenylalanine, GABA"

      http://www.drpodell.org/alternative_treatments_for_depression.shtml

  41. QUESTION:
    Candida diet diet.. qns about flour and green tea?
    i am on candida diet, very strictly on it, the green tea i meant isnt self brewed but the supermarket pokka green tea, flour of making roti prata(indian food) hope u guys say no or yes, dont say "better not, not advised " cos i want strict answer thanks guys :D

    • ANSWER:
      DO NOT HAVE ANY TYPE OF THAT AWESOME PARATA. Anything made of flour should be avoided at all cost during your diet. Also the following things listed below:

      AVOID All sweets including hidden sweeteners in processed foods, such as soups, all fruit and fruit juice. Avoid grains such as prepared flake cereals sprouted grain cereals such as: Amaranth, Buckwheat, Corn, Millet, Rice, Rye, Spelt, Wheat.

      Avoid Granola, Pearl barley, Instant oats, Cornmeal, de-germinated Hominy grits, de-germinated Microwave popcorn Blue corn meal

      Pasta Pasta is flour and water, the flour may be white bread flour and it may be durum flour made from semolina. All types of noodles are made from the same base and they should all be cut out of the diet, with Bufin, the Japanese noodles, Ramen instant noodles, farina, semolina and white flour noodles and pastas.

      Baked goods and Breads Avoid all cakes, pastries, cookies donuts or other processed baked food containing sugar. This list includes white bread, or any bread containing wheat, which includes parathas, nanas bread, pita bread, white flour tortillas, wheat dough tortillas, sourdough, or any other ethnic bread made from wheat. Mo chi the sweet unleavened bread made from brown rice should be avoided.

      Legumes Avoid beans and peas with sweeteners, bean sprouts, tempeh which a type of fermented tofu, tofu and textured vegetable protein.

      Nuts & Seeds Coconut, Peanuts, Pistachios, Walnuts

      Dairy Products Buttermilk, Soy-milk (sweetened), All kinds of cheeses, Cottage cheese, Kefir, Milk, Sour cream Creme fraiche Sweetened yogurt.

      Fruit Never eat dried fruit, and when you start the Candida cleanse diet it is best to avoid all fruit because of the fructose the sugar it contains. Once you have eliminated the current Candida infection then eat fruit with a moderate amount of sugar. Low sugar fruits are apples, grapefruit, melon, and strawberries.

      Beverages Alcohol, Cereal beverages, Coffee both regular and decaffeinated Fruit juices Soft drinks including the diet soft drinks. Processed tea drinks such as lemon tea. All fruit teas, Black tea

      Condiments and Sauces No Ketchup or catsup or any type of tomato sauce Cream sauces such as Alfredo Steak sauce, NO Capers, Dried or powdered garlic, Miso, Dried or powdered onion, Pickles or chutneys, which include anything made with sugar and distilled vinegar. Spices, Distilled vinegar Sauerkraut.

      Proteins: Meat products such as beef chicken or pork have added antibiotics and hormones and they should be avoided if you want to eat meat then eat free-range organic products. Smoked meats such as bacon, sausages and salami products such as pepperoni have added sugar and should be cut out of your diet.

      Vegetables:

      Avoid - Beetroot Canned tomatoes Carrots Cucumber skins, Mushrooms (all types), Potato skins, Prepared soups, Canned tomatoes

      Eat - Beans, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumbers Green pepper, Kale, Lettuce Onion, radishes, Parsley, Peas, Rocket or arugula Spinach, Tomatoes.

      I can tell your from personally experience I have done the candida diet and it does work on suppressing the growth of yeast in your body. In fact I am indian/paki myself so not eating rice/roti can be hard at first but you can overcome it.

  42. QUESTION:
    Please tell me a "candida diet" daily eating plan please.?
    Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner.
    I have a blender, how do I make nut butter?
    I'm a vegetarian.

    • ANSWER:
      The classic telltale signs of a yeast overgrowth ....... candidiasis ...... are those of a white tongue (thrush), toenail or fingernail fungus, jock itch or athlete's foot, and vaginal yeast infections........... an overgrowth of yeast can affect virtually every system of the body with the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous and immune systems being the most susceptible.... common symptoms of candidiasis include:

      Digestive disorders, including IBS;
      Gastrointestinal symptoms: thrush, bloating gas, rectal itching;
      Vaginal yeast infections;
      Urinary tract infections;
      Athlete's foot or jock itch;
      Fungal toenails or fingernails;
      Cravings for sugar, bread, or alcohol;
      Diaper rash;
      Fatigue;
      Irritability (especially when hungry);
      Premenstrual syndrome and menstrual problems;
      Fibromyalgia;
      headaches;
      Brain fog;
      Skin problems or itching;
      Numbness or tingling in the extremities;
      Respiratory problems;
      Depression;
      Hypoglycemia;
      Short attention span;
      Loss of libido.

      What a scary list hey.

      Bad digestion is indicated by a deep crack down the middle of your tongue.

      Candidiasis almost never occurs in people with healthy immune systems who eat a diet low in sugar and yeast....you need to avoid all yeast and sugar products to kill a yeast infection ......... sugar will literally feed the yeast overgrowth allowing it to flourish......... ditch the alcohol and sodas and diet sodas too if you drink any .......... antiobiotics, especially broad - spectrum antiobiotics will also kill the helpful bacteria which you need for a healthy gut ........ supplement with a good quality probiotic to rebalance gut flora ......... this part is absolutely essential for without the good flora your system will remain completely out of whack ...... get a powdered one that is dairy free ... easier to assimilate ...... eat more alkaline forming foods such as leafy and green vegies, organic nuts and seeds such as almonds and brazil nuts........ all these foods are rich in magnesium and will thus encourage the production of hydrochloric acid in your tummy aiding in digestion and effective elimination ........the leafy greens ,,are also rich in calcium and protein ........... eat organic brown rice and quinoa (prounounced keen ~ wah) as they are both a rich source of the B complex of vitamins and will provide you with the carbs you need for sustained energy and the quinoa is also rich in calcium and iron .......... ..... Avoid sugars such as honey, molasses, fructose, maltose, lactose (that means all milk and dairy products) and fruit juices ...... avoid artificial sweetners and foods containing brewer's yeast - ie - alcohol such as beer, wine, brandy, whiskey, rum, ciders and root beer.... avoid baker's yeast ie ~ breads and rolls and pastries .... avoid mushrooms ... avoid fruits and vegies with any sign of mold growth on them .... avoid fermented beverages and condiments including mayonnaise, ketchup, pickled vegies and pickles, salad dressings (use freshly squeezed lemon and olive oil instead), soy sauce and vinegar .... avoid all types of hard cheeses which are a pretty good source of mold.... avoid processed and smoked meats and fish, including hot dogs, sausages, luncheon meats etc....... these meats are processed with sugar, spices, yeast and other preservatives .... even the packaged vegetarian faux meats are also loaded with sugar, yeast etc... avoid canned bottled or frozen fruit and vegie juices cos they have loads of sugar and are commonly made from overripened or damaged produce; generally the skin of the fruit contains surface mold and rotten spots, which are pulverised into the juice... avoid dried fruits.... avoid coffee & tea as much as you can as caffeine will aggravate yeast overgrowth..................... you don't need to use medications to kill a yeast overgrowth ..... simply eliminate their food source and they will disappear on their own ...... if you normalise the bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract you will feel much better and in most cases won't need drugs ♥

      truly, eat loads and loads of green and leafy vegies, squeeze lemon juice over it to spice it up and help torch bacteria and bolster both your immunity and digestive process ........eat some low sugar fruits each day too such as strawberries, pears and watermelon and cold water fresh fishes ....... do you eat fish?? and brown rice / quinoa and watch it clear up........ oh, drink loads and loads of fresh filtered water to ... to ensure you are properly hydrated as the healthiest and happiest body will always be the most hydrated one .

      make sure that you only eat organic nuts and seeds like almonds, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds too as they "preserve" the commercial varieties with sulfites and other nasty chemicals that will upset sensitive digestive systems.

      Sheesh mate, sorry it's so long ...... i did this and it cleared up within 6 weeks ..... but i ditched the yeast and processed sugar forever ... that was 18 months ago ....... i had a candida overgrowth so bad that 3 of the nails on my right hand looked like corrigated iron .... nail fungus ....... they're perfect now ...... basically ditch eating out of a packet and eat plenty of leafy and green vegies, organic brown rice, low sugar fruits, peas beans and lentils and what other vegies you choose........good luck.

      Take a B complex supplement including all the B's as well ie ~ B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folic acid etc..... to support healthy neural, immune and digestive functioning ...... especially since you are vegetarian and B12 is hard to come by unless you eat milk and dairy and lean meats ........... the B complex will help you to better deal with the everyday stress of just life that we are all exposed to at some level or another.

      oh, sorry, can't help with the nut butter.

      hope you feel better soon

      peace 2 you

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best Anti-Candida Diet?
    I woke up this morning feeling like I got hit by a car. (yes, I've been hit by a car before, I know what it feels like.) I discovered in the last few days that I have a male yeast infection, and after extensive research into it, trying to determine what questions I should ask my dr, I stumbled on Candida. I've stumbled across multiple websites all over the internets that say, buy my supplement to to rid yourself of Candida. For most people that have a disposable income, (which isn't many in this recession) the cost of the product isn't so prohibitive. However, I'm on a fixed income. Fixed income is the governments way of saying that we're going to pay you less than poverty level income, and there's nothing you can do about it.
    Anyways, all of these sites have a list of Candida overgrowth symptoms, etc, and it would appear that I have all of them as they apply to males. It's difficult for me to determine if this is just all some fad or hype on the internet, because it seems the best source of information is from those people that want to sell me some obscure fix.
    I remember being capable of applying my mind to a problem and being able to work through it to the end of the problem. Over the last 2 years, my mind has become quite a foggy mess, and I find it difficult to remain on task, because I forget what I was thinking about.
    As there are many differences as to what the 'best' is, I decided to clarify what I think would be good for me as far as best.
    I need a diet that is easy to follow, and is affordable on my income. I spend between -0 a month on food. I haven't done much shopping yet for the month, but I estimate to have around remaining for the month.
    I won't buy any 'special - specific anti candida treatments'. I cannot afford to waste that money, and money back guarantees are frustrating. (odds are I'll forget anyways.)
    Since I'm often erratic in my means and methods, I intend to stock my food stores up with things that aim to be anti-candida, so no matter what I manage to grab to feed myself, will be along the lines of my end goal. (anti - candida snack foods)
    I've taken the first step toward this goal, and I have resigned to drinking my iced tea without any sugar in it. I read somewhere that I should avoid tea for an anti candida diet. I need to know if this is something I can ignore. I drink just standard tea, orange pekoe, I brew it pretty strong, 10 small bags for about 3-8 hours per 2 quarts of water. I also brew it cold. It's pretty much my last vice, other than smoking, and when I quit that, my tea will be my last vice.
    I'm sorry the detail is lengthy, I hope it is not too redundant. Thank you to all who try to help me with this in advance.
    For those of you that desire to SPAM this thread, don't. I will not tolerate answers that are totally unrelated to my question, answers that promote some silly site where you are trying to make a buck on a referral, I want a direct, informative answer related to my question. If you can't be bothered to READ the question, and the guidelines for answers, don't bother answering it.

    • ANSWER:
      You need a diet that does not promote growth of the yeast: no sugars, no vinegar, no alcohol, no yeast, no dried fruit, etc. See the full diet here: http://fibromyalgia-irritable-bowel-candida-support.com/anti-fungal-diet.aspx.

  44. QUESTION:
    Food allergy or Candida?
    Please help - someone must know the answer to this...

    Does anyone know how quickly Candida symptoms appear after eating something like sugar or wheat, or are they present all the time?

    I have all the symptoms of Candida such as itchy skin, a rash across the stomach and ribcage and up one arm, chronic cough, sudden joint and muscle pain, headaches, etc. but they seem to come on rapidly after eating (within about half an hour). Does this mean I have eaten something that triggers Candida to multiply or is it more likely to be a food allergy?

    I've been taking antifungals (which caused some detox symptoms) and probiotics in case it is Candida, but now I'm beginning to wonder if the reason the symptoms disappear when I follow the anti-Candida diet might be that I actually have an allergy or intolerance to something on the list.

    Any help, comments, suggestions or better yet, personal experiences WELCOME!

    Thanks in advance.
    Dr. Frank, unfortunately, several visits to various GPs, numerous blood tests, and referrals to specialists in three different fields have led nowhere - they can't find any explanation, and yes, the symptoms are longstanding. So now I'm looking for an alternative.

    • ANSWER:
      We get this all the time. Often if you have Candida, or any other fungal overgrowth, it can cause you to be sensitive and show allergic symptoms to certain foods (gluten, dairy, etc). If you are finding the antifungals (don't know which ones you are on) and Candida diet aren't working, I would recommend our protocol. http://fibromyalgia-irritable-bowel-candida-support.com/about-candida.aspx

      If you take Morinda Supreme, Melia Supreme and Takesumi Supreme along with our anti-fungal diet, for 1-2 weeks, you should feel much better. These natural supplements kill the fungus while the diet keeps you from feeding it. I believe this will really help you.

  45. QUESTION:
    What causes foggy head symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's what I found;
      It is a sad fact that the world seems to be a very troubled place. There has always been disharmony amongst mankind but as the world population increases, weapons become more and more deadly, the threat of war increases and the media report on worldwide events, we are all subjected to troubling news, pictures and stories.

      It is no wonder that children are showing signs of anxiety and adults are suffering from depression and stress related illnesses. There is a very close link between the mind and the health of the body.

      Homeostasis is the state where all is functioning in harmony. When a fertilised embryo is in the early stages of development, the skin and nerve cells arise from the same source. Our whole body is controlled by an autonomic nervous system, which ensures that food moves rhythmically through the digestive tract, the airways are swept clean by constantly moving ‘hairs’ and blood and lymph flow around the body.

      A stressed and troubled mind causes muscles to tense up which in turn affects the natural flow of fluids and electrical rhythm of the body. Stress in the neck and shoulders causes pain, tortion of the spine and lower back problems. When the stomach isn’t working properly, food ferments and toxic by-products and gases are produced. Toxins can leak through the gut and get into the bloodstream, causing many problems – general malaise, headaches, nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, weight gain, joint pain, foggy head … the list is endless.

      A little known problem is candidiasis, caused by the yeast which lives in our gut called candida albicans. Normally it is harmless but antibiotics, steroids such as the contraceptive pill and HRT, and a sugary diet, cause the candida to thrive and change. It then sends out ‘roots’ into the delicate lining of the gut and damages it. Small partly digested particles and toxins leak through the gut and into the blood stream. Here they are identified as ‘invaders’ and antibodies are sent out to destroy them.

      Unfortunately an oversensitive immune system can turn on its own environment and cause allergies such as asthma, eczema, urticaria, arthritis … to name but a few. For more information, it is worth looking through the health section in a book shop or looking on the web

      The medical profession are beginning to realise how much harm the modern diet is causing. We were not designed to eat highly processed foods, which are full of fat, salt and artificial additives. The food we are eating is broken down by cooking, and is highly concentrated, and we are taking in large amounts of calories, in a quickly assimilated form.

      Cooked carbohydrates such as bread, cakes, potatoes, white rice, and refined sugars, are rapidly broken down in the stomach and cause the blood sugar to rise dramatically. This soon causes a low blood sugar problem as the pancreas produces insulin to mop up the sugar. There is then an excess of insulin and the blood sugar drops, causing tiredness, inability to concentrate, moodiness etc. Ultimately the pancreas wears out and diabetes develops. Diabetes appears to be directly related to the high sugar, high calorie western diet.

      It is only when you realise what is happening to your body that you can do something about it. Sadly most people never give it a thought. They suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, allergies, diabetes etc and visit the doctor for help. Unfortunately most prescribed drugs have harmful side effects. It is far better to prevent the problem in the first place.

      There are many avenues of help available, and the medical profession are beginning to realise their value. Some doctors even invite complementary therapists to work along side them.

      If you feel that stress is ruling your life, before going on antidepressants, try one or more of the following: Therapies

      Yoga – trains the mind a body, using relaxation, meditation and slow stretching exercise.

      Meditation – encourages you to sit quietly, breathe slowly and sort out your mind

      Massage therapy – As the skin and nervous system are so closely linked, massage is very soothing and beneficial. It stimulates the flow of lymph and helps to drain toxins out of the body. As toxins irritate the nerves, it can help to alleviate stress related pain

      Singing – By using your voice you increase your lung capacity, and raise your spirits. It is a good way of expressing your emotions too.

      Bath – Give yourself plenty of time, use candles and nice aromas and allow the water to ease away the tension.

      Aromatherapy – Massage using essential oils, many of which are said to affect the emotions.

      Reflexology – light pressure work over specific points on the feet and hands. These areas correspond to organs in the body. A skilled therapist can identify a problem just by feeling your bumps and dips!

      Music – Try listening to a piece of beautiful music. Some classical music is very soothing. Headphones will isolate you from your surroundings. Make sure you have plenty of time and are not disturbed. If necessary, take your headphones to bed and drift away to beautiful sounds.

      Visual aids – Sometimes just gazing at peaceful and beautiful pictures can calm the mind. Imagine you are there, in the picture and tell yourself a nice story.

      Hopi ear candles – Long hollow tubes of wax, which are gently placed in the entrance to the ears and lit at the other end. The gentle warmth draws out earwax and is very soothing!

      Indian Head massage – The therapist will work all over your scalp, neck and shoulders. The beauty of this is that you don’t need to undress, you can even sit at your desk while your aches are soothed away.

      Hypnotherapy – Definitely one for a qualified practitioner. Many people carry a lot of emotional ‘baggage’ which affects their self confidence and leads to frustration and stress. By discovering and revisiting, under light hypnosis, what is causing your problems, you can be guided through them by the therapist and learn to deal with them for good.

      Acupuncture – Eastern philosophy believes that there are many lines of energy running through the body. When the flow of energy is blocked there is dis-ease and health problems. A skilled acupuncturist will assess the functioning of your internal organs and place super fine needles at the appropriate points in the body. They may be stimulated from time to time or even gently heated with a herbal stick.

      Osteopathy – If your joints are out of alignment, it can impact on your whole body. For instance, if your jaws are not properly aligned, you can get constant headaches. If you don’t ‘place’ your feet correctly it can affect your knees and spine. If you back is out of alignment you will get back pain and headaches. The osteopath is highly skilled at assessing your skeleton and manipulating you to realign everything.

      Homeopathy – Homeopaths treat like with like. They believe that if you treat a symptom with a highly diluted substance that would normally cause the same symptoms, the body will respond and the problem will improve. Normally poisonous substances are diluted to such an extent that they are hardly detectable. It is therefore a safe treatment and is often very successful.

      Discussion and self help groups – Talking to others is often of great help. You can compare experiences and may be able to offer each other help. There are bound to be some in your area. Try doctors surgeries and the library. The Internet may also be able to point you in the right direction.

      Enlightenment – Religious enlightenment can turn your life around. If you feel you are not alone and there is someone out there who cares about you, it can be a great help. Attending religious services can also help as you will soon meet new people and make friends. It is always difficult making that first step. Try to speak to someone first and ask them to meet you before you attend your first meeting.

      Gardening – There is great reward in seeing plants grow and flourish. You can get many books on the subject these days and there are many programmes on the television. If you are a beginner, tackle a small task at a time, or you will end up having to visit the osteopath!

      Painting and drawing – You don’t need to be artistic, you could trace an existing drawing and colour it or you could join a local art class. It takes courage to join but once you are there you will meet new people and learn a new skill.

      Reading – You may like romantic novels, a funny story or have a thirst for learning. Join the local library, get books from charity shops or browse round the thousands of wonderful books in the shops. Don’t choose disturbing and depressing stories. Allow yourself a special reading time every day and make sure you are not disturbed. Reading books with small children can also be rewarding. Snuggle down with them and share a book at bedtime. There are some lovely stories out there. And don’t forget, if you have an interesting tale to tell, try writing your own!

      Romance – Whether it is a romantic film, book, or the real thing, romance makes us feel good. If you are on your own and long for companionship, take the first positive step and take up dancing lessons, join a dating agency, put an advert in the newspaper, sign up on the internet … don’t feel sorry for yourself, there are thousands of lonely people out there.

  46. QUESTION:
    Should we ban citing "sources" on the intenet?
    Some people seem totally unable to read and review internet sources correctly, and quote snippets just to try and make a point whereas all they are doing is showing themselves up as deluded inbalanced timewasters

    whereas if they read the whole site they quoted they would realise that the person they cite is barking mad and shouldn't be trusted.

    I mean, would you really cite someone as a valuable source of information regarding a Vegan diet if the same person was also in the market of selling "cat purr" and "EarthRain" Meditation CD"s

    The list of crap is endless:
    http://chetday.com/healthaids.html

    Ignore the artical on Vegan diets, is so biased its laughable.
    some people do like creating new Yahoo accounts , don't they ?

    Oh no, let me think, perhaps they get thier accounts removed all the time because no--one wants them here. Yep, that'll be it.

    • ANSWER:
      Water
      I think it's important to drink some pure water each day, though as of August 2002 I have begun to seriously question the oft-heard injunction in the natural health world to drink a minimum of eight 8-ounce glasses every day. Hallelujah Acres says to consume liquid from juices and downplays the idea of consuming much water. Although my suspicion is that the body does not treat water the same as it treats juice, my current thinking is that listening to our body's requests for liquid may be the most sensible approach

      Who drinks distilled water?
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      Salt
      Although I abstained from all forms of salt for several years, I no longer believe it's healthy to avoid salt for long periods. I now use Celtic sea salt pretty regularly and now believe the human body makes good use of minimally processed sea salt for many bodily functions. Modern medicine, as it often does, seems to be coming full circle on the salt question, and fairly recent studies reveal that consumption of some salt may be necessary for long-term health. See "Dietary salt reduction in hypertension--what is the evidence and why is it still controversial?" in Prog Cardiovasc Dis 1999 Jul-Aug; 42(1):23-38.

      I already use sea-salt,I'm sure any vegan who buys their own food uses it also
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      Carrot Juice
      Instead of drinking straight carrot juice, which is extremely high on the glycemic index and thus dangerous for diabetics, candida sufferers, and those with hypo or hyperglycemia, I prefer vegetable juices with no more than 1/4 carrot juice as the base

      Carrot juice hurting them?Diabetics get more help from being vegan more than they get hurt from carrot juice
      Eating a low-fat vegan diet may be better at managing type 2 diabetes than traditional diets, according to a new study.

      Researchers found 43 percent of people with type 2 diabetes who followed a low-fat vegan diet for 22 weeks reduced their need to take medications to manage their disease compared with 26 percent of those who followed the diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

      In addition, participants who followed the vegan diet experienced greater reductions in cholesterol levels and weight loss than those on the other diet.

      A vegan diet is plant-based and consists of vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes and avoids animal products, such as meat and dairy. People who are on a vegan diet are at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency, and so B12 vitamins were given to the participants on that diet.

      "The diet appears remarkably effective, and all the side effects are good ones -- especially weight loss and lower cholesterol," says researcher Neal D. Barnard, MD, adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University, in a news release. "I hope this study will rekindle interest in using diet changes first, rather than prescription drugs."

      Barnard is also president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit health organization that opposes animal research and advocates a vegan diet.

      Vegan Vs. ADA Diet For Diabetes

      In the study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, researchers compared the effects of following a low-fat vegan diet and the ADA diet on reducing the need for drugs to manage diabetes, kidney function, cholesterol levels, and weight loss in 99 adults with type 2 diabetes. Meals were not provided, but participants met a dietitian to come up with a diet plan and then met regularly each week for nutrition and cooking instruction.

      Forty-nine of the participants followed a low-fat vegan diet consisting of about 10 percent of daily calories from fat, 15 percent protein, and 75 percent carbohydrates. They were asked to avoid animal products and added fats and instead favor foods like beans and green vegetables, but portion sizes and total daily calories or food intake were unrestricted.

      The other 50 participants followed the dietary guidelines recommended by the ADA, including 15-20 percent protein, 60-70 percent carbohydrates and monosaturated fats (such as olive oil), and less than 7 percent saturated fats (such as animal fats and butter). Total cholesterol was also limited to 200 milligrams or less per day.

      Overweight participants in the ADA diet group were also advised to reduce daily calorie intake by 500-1,000 calories per day.

      The results showed that both diets improved diabetes management and reduced unhealthy cholesterol levels, but some improvements were greater with the low-fat vegan diet.

      For example:

      43 percent of those on the vegan diet reduced their need to take drugs to manage their diabetes compared with 26 percent of the ADA diet group.

      Weight loss averaged more than 14 pounds in the vegan diet group vs. less than 7 pounds in the other group.

      LDL "bad" cholesterol dropped by an average of 21 percent in the vegan group compared with 11 percent in the ADA diet group who did not change their cholesterol drug use.

      Measures of blood sugar control also improved more significantly among those who followed the low-fat vegan diet than among those who followed the ADA diet and who did not change their diabetes drug use.

      Researchers say the vegan diet represents a major change from current diabetes diets because there are no limits on calories, carbohydrates, and portions, which may make it easier for some people to follow. Talk to your doctor about what diet changes you might consider to help with diabetes or other medical conditions.

      SOURCES:Barnard, N. Diabetes Care, August 2006; vol 29: pp 1777-1783. News release, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
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      Animal Foods
      I think it's important for most people, especially individuals like me who zealously followed strict vegan diets for several years, to eat some "clean" and minimally processed animal foods as their body needs point out to them.

      I currently eat health food store butter and free-range eggs as well as deep sea salmon. I don't drink milk, though I will occasionally have some organic, raw milk cheese or yogurt made from cows that are pasture fed and not injected with antibiotics and hormones. I try to avoid all supermarket dairy products. In September of 2002, we added grass-fed, organic beef to our diets. I eat these animal foods when my body tells me I need them. I'll go for days (and sometimes weeks) without an egg, and suddenly I'll know by a strong craving that I need some eggs, so I'll eat them until that feeling goes away. Ditto for fish. Ditto for cheese. Ditto for beef and chicken.

      The ovo-lacto vegetarian diet (plants and eggs and dairy) seems to me to be an excellent choice for those who wish to avoid eating animal flesh.

      If they aren't comfort-food related and generated for psychological or stress-based reasons, food cravings often suggest your diet isn't working for you. Listen to your body. It knows what it's talking about. Even cravings for junk food may well be telling you that you're not getting enough concentrated foods, or some other needed factor, in your diet.

      Before some pundit misinterprets or tries to twist what I'm suggesting, I do not urge you to run down to the local Dairy Queen when you suddenly crave ice cream. Instead, entertain the possibility that your body needs some animal fat to help utilize fat-soluble vitamins and other factors not present in strict vegan diets.

      If you want a Big Mac, your body's probably telling you it needs some meat. But instead of eating the highly-processed fast food hamburger, seek out the best quality meat you can find at a health food store and then eat it and enjoy it. Guilt contributes nothing to human health.

      Philosophically, I continue to believe that a predominantly plant-based and uncooked diet is the best thing for the long- term health of most people. Personally, I would estimate somewhere between 5% and 15% of my current diet (as of August, 2002) includes animal foods. Animal foods probably compose closer to 20% of the diet of my wife and sons, and they eat more cooked foods to meet their energy requirements. As a side note, I generally find that animal foods satisfy my appetite much more than vegan choices

      Myth:Cravings are your body's way of telling you it needs something.
      Probably not. To date, scientists have not been able to link cravings in humans to specific micronutrient deficiencies. In fact, an experimental psychologist conducted a study on people with constant chocolate cravings. In this experiment, one group was given a cocktail that mimicked the chemicals found in chocolate, and another group was given a fake chocolate bar which looked, smelled, and tasted like chocolate but contained no authentic chocolate-like compounds. Guess which bar satisfied the participants most? The fake chocolate! Even though it didn't chemically resemble chocolate, the look, smell and taste hit the spot and satisfied cravings.

      That said, cravings are believed to be emotionally or psychologically driven. People also tend to crave foods they enjoy and associate with pleasurable times and places. For example, you may crave hamburgers because you downright love the taste and typically eat them in cozy pubs and at family barbecues — not because you’re deficient in the mineral iron. Hormonal changes can also be responsible for cravings. Ice cream and pickles anyone?
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      B12 and Other Deficiencies

      What vegan doesn't know about b-12?
      ------------------------------...
      You can go on the internet and find anything you want.I could search "vegan diet is the most perfect diet in the world" or "vegan diet cures and prevents cancers" and something will come up.

  47. QUESTION:
    What are foods without URIC ACID?
    please give me a jumbo list of it... I can't eat anything...

    • ANSWER:
      undiagnosed overgrowth of candida albicans will present as raised uric acid levels in your blood stream ....... elimination of all yeast and sugar in your diet will go a long way towards eliminating an overgrowth of candida ........ get yourself to a fully qualified naturopath or nutritionally oriented physician so that you can be fully assessed ........ if needs be, they can guide you through an anti candida cleanse..... get them to do testing for food and chemical intolerances also which would hinder digestive functioning, neural functioning and impede vitality and health ........ a diet high in processed salt, processed sugar, animal protein, saturated fat, alcohol, sodas and pop and caffeine will all raise uric acid levels too...... high protein foods such as meats, dairy products, poultry, fish and seafood can raise your blood levels of chemicals called purines and in turn, purines elevate your uric acid levels......... base your diet on 70 - 80% green plant foods with minimal servings of lean meats and research the benefits of celery seed extract ...... apparently it can lower uric acid levels...... ;0)

      peace baby

  48. QUESTION:
    what are the proven ill effects of sugar in the diet?

    • ANSWER:
      All carbs (even vegs) are converted to sugar (glucose) by the body. Through their direct effects on insulin & blood sugar, refined carbs, starches, sugars are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease & diabetes. They are likely dietary causes of cancer, Alzheimer's & other diseases.

      Gary Taubes who wrote "Good Calories, Bad Calories" spent 7 years going through all the studies over the last century & dividing up the real science from the faulty science & concluded that low carb was the best way to control insulin levels which balances out other hormones & allows the body to function properly.

      His main points are:

      1. Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease.

      2. The problem is refined carbs in diet, their effect on insulin secretion & the hormonal regulation of homeostasis.

      3. Sugars - sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup specifically - are particularly harmful, the combination of fructose & glucose simultaneously elevates insulin levels & overload liver with carbs.

      4. Through their direct effects on insulin & blood sugar, refined carbs, starches, sugars are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease & diabetes. They are likely dietary causes of cancer, Alzheimer's & other diseases.

      5. Obesity is a disorder of excess fat accumulation, not overeating.

      6. Consuming excess calories does not cause us to grow fatter.

      7. Fattening & obesity are caused by an imbalance in the hormonal regulation of adipose tissue & fat metabolism. Fat synthesis & storage exceed the mobilization of fat from adipose tissue & its subsequent oxidation.

      8. Insulin is the primary regulator of fat storage. When insulin levels fall, we release fat from fat tissue.

      9. By stimulating insulin secretion, carbs make us fat.

      10. By driving fat accumulation, carbs also increase hunger & decrease the amount of energy we expend in metabolism & physical activity.

      Interesting article posted by carboluver above -

      Nancy Appleton, PhD, clinical nutritionist, has compiled a list of 146 reasons on 'how sugar is ruining your health' in her book Lick the Sugar Habit. Here are some of them:

      * Sugar can decrease growth hormone (the key to staying youthful and lean)

      * Sugar feeds cancer

      * Sugar increases cholesterol

      * Sugar can weaken eyesight

      * Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children

      * Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein

      * Sugar causes food allergies

      * Sugar contributes to diabetes

      * Sugar can contribute to eczema in children

      * Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease

      * Sugar can impair the structure of DNA

      * Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children

      * Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases)

      * Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections)

      * Sugar contributes to osteoporosis

      The body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.

  49. QUESTION:
    Ramadan:What are some candida diet recipes?
    assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    • ANSWER:
      Walaikum Assalam

      The Candida Diet

      Some alternative practitioners use diet to address Candida overgrowth. For example, Dr. Crook recommends people with Candida overgrowth follow certain diet guidelines:
      Avoid sugar. According to Dr. Crook, sugar promotes the growth of yeast. The total carbohydrate intake per day is often limited. For example, during the initial two to three weeks on the diet, the carbohydrate intake may be restricted to less than 60 grams per day, depending on age, health, activity level, and the extent of food sensitivities. Low-carbohydrate foods such as meat, chicken, turkey, shellfish, non-starchy vegetables, and certain nuts are emphasized instead. As symptoms subside, the carbohydrate total of the diet is often gradually increased.

      Avoid foods containing any type of yeast. This includes fermented foods such as bread made with yeast, cheese, tomato paste, mushrooms, and beer. Although Dr. Crook believed that people with Candida overgrowth would also be allergic to other fungi, not all practitioners believe this restriction is necessary.
      The length of time on a Candida diet depends on the length of time one has had symptoms and the severity of the symptoms. The general level of health is another important factor to alternative practitioners when recommending a treatment plan.

      People who do respond to the diet often report that it takes a minimum of four weeks before any improvement is noticeable. For many, it may take months. Once there is sufficient improvement in symptoms, practitioners suggest slowly reintroducing foods from the restricted list back into the diet.


candida diet food list

Candida Diet

Before we check out the Candida diet we need to look at what Yeast infection really is . Candida (blank) infections are caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans. A multitude of microorganisms along with Candida albicans are normally found inside our colon. Its purpose is to try to continue to keep other sorts of detrimental microorganisms at bay. Pro-biotic microbes inside our colon are there to help keep Candida albicans within check.

There's accordingly a subtle harmony of these assorted bacteria in a healthy individual. The natural healthy inner balance may be upset through a plethora of scenarios in daily life. A number of localised yeast infections are usually instigated whenever the Candida albicans bacteria have the ability to increase unrestrained. Infections can show up in several areas but in most cases around the genital area, inside skin creases, as well as in the mouth and round the finger and toe nails.

When you have a Candida yeast infection you might have diverse symptoms like irritated red-colored itchy skin breakouts. These tend to be seen in the genital area in addition to skin creases, like under the breasts. You might also experience head aches, loss of energy, general fatigue and significant tiredness.

An essential part of the effective treatment of yeast infection may be performed by your diet regime. The candida will definitely feed on different kinds of foodstuffs that you choose to consume. Therefore any time you stop eating food products which they prefer to nourish themselves on they will not be able to carry on and multiply. Foods which establish an alkaline environment will be more likely to kill off the candida which usually enjoys much more of an acidic environment.

An effective Candida diet regime is definitely one in which all kinds of sugar along with just about anything containing yeast are eliminated. Keep away from all food products which might be made of or incorporate sugars or sugars alternative. You might also want to stay clear of whatever that the human body could change in to sugar. Pretty much all refined carbohydrate food really should hence be eliminated including white rice, white pasts along with white bread in addition to almost all food items derived from these products. All beers and wines also have to be avoided simply because they consist of yeast. Yeast feeds on yeast.

We are being asked to steer clear of food items and drinks that the majority of people consume on a extremely regular basis and this is what makes the Candida diet quite challenging. It can for this reason end up being very difficult to stay to the Candida eating plan.

Medical research indicates, however, that diet plan can have a huge effect on our health and wellbeing and on our ability to resist infections. Weight-loss might be a by-product simply because the Candida diet is actually nearly the same as a number of diet plans targeted at weight reduction. You ought to find the idea of getting all the way down towards your optimal bodyweight as well as assisting to treat your Yeast infection an extra motivation.

You could also want to look at eliminating dairy products like milk, cheese and the majority of yoghurts. Mould or fungi is found in various cheeses. Milk has lactose which can be changed in to a form of sugar alternative by the body. The usage of milk also stimulates the development of mucous which in turn can be a really good breeding ground for the yeast. Pro-biotic cultures included in non-heated treated yoghurts could be helpful. Excessive amounts of sugars as well as carbohydrate food is found in quite a few yoghurts though hence be sure you look at this first.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to exercise on a strict anti candida diet?
    I'm on a strict anti candida diet for 30 days and I'm taking a herbal anti candida supplement.
    Is it ok to exercise? Or would this be too much for my body if it's getting rid of the toxins/candida?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Exercising regularly will be helpful in eliminating excess sugars from the system. Just don't overdo it. Listen to your body when it tells you it has had enough, and make sure to get plenty of good rest too.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you keep motivated on an anti-candida diet?
    Hi,

    I need to keep a client motivated on an anti-candida diet to get rid of her long-standing candida. Does anyone have any tips - especially when there are sugar and sweet cravings - do you use any form of mind control or visualisation to stop yourself from giving in. Or do you have any other tips?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.thecandidadiet.com/

  3. QUESTION:
    How long do you have to be on a Candida diet?
    How long do you have to be on a Candida diet before you are cured. Ugh.

    • ANSWER:
      The whole time

  4. QUESTION:
    Does Oral Thrush Get Worse before Better When you go on the Candida Diet?
    I've heard all over that when you start the Candida Diet, your symptoms will get WORSE before they get better. Most of the ones mentioned are ones like bloating, etc. What about if you have oral yeast infections though - once you start the candida diet will you notice that these also get worse before they improve?? Help please!

    • ANSWER:
      For oral yeast infection there wont be much severe symptoms after you start to take the diet compared to other infections such as vagina, penile.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can you ever eat normally after you do the candida diet?
    I am on the Candida diet, I am wondering if I am ever going to be able to eat normal again?

    • ANSWER:
      yes you can but try to slowly work your way up to what you consider a "normal" diet so that you can pinpoint exactly what caused the infection and avoid that particular food.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can i eat a chicken saag on a candida diet?
    I've recently been put on a candida diet for a month which is VERY STRICT! No yeast, no sugars etc. But i'm desperate for a takeaway! from what i understand a chicken saag, pilau rice and a poppadom is ok? any other suggestions of candida friendly takeaways be great!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a "candida diet". Local candida infections can be resolved with anti-fungals, systemic infections only really occur in the immunocompromised and you would be in hospital if you had it. Eat what you want, excluding yeast and sugar from your diet will not resolve any yeast infection. Your body absorbs simple sugars, yeast used in cooking is an entirely different specie. The quacks are scientifically illiterate.

      Edit: Nitram...did you go anywhere for bonfire night? I was going to go to Lewes but my horse threw me off and I've cracked a rib..so I am at home alone on a Friday night. This really sucks. I think I'll go and make a nuisance of myself in R&S.

      Edit: OMG. I'm only going to say this once. That chap is not Weise Ente, it's Chris, my ex boyfriend. It was taken when we went to CA after he got back from his deployment in A'stan. My roomate was playing around with my facebook and put that picture up to remind me of him as she thinks we should get back together (FYI....there is more chance of me dating you than there is of us getting back together). The US Army completely screwed him up BTW.

      Now, I'm used to strange men stalking me on here and in real life. It's water off a ducks back to me (no pun intended Weise), but what I don't understand is why Weise Ente has been roped into this. The funny thing is, out of all the skeptics on here, I talk to him the least, in fact, I think in the entire time I've been on this silly place, we've exchanged a handful of emails, mostly regarding vaccines. I do ask him questions about vaccines given this is his area of exerptise.

      I know most of the other skeptics very well and we email and chat on a daily basis, I don't really know Weise Ente. Leave him out of this, nothing is going on between us, and even if there was, what I do has got nothing to do with you.

      Edit: It was clearly pointless wasting my time even trying to reason with you. Think what you want.

      Edit: Nitram: Have you ever been to Bills Cafe? I try not to get too excited over food, but their stuffed olives are orgasmic.

  7. QUESTION:
    How fast can I lose weight on a Candida Diet?
    I am about to start a Candida diet and other times when I have started it it was so hard to stick with it, but I feel if I have a little more motivation I can do it. Does anyone know the general range answer to this question, i'm not looking for exact numbers..right now I am 170.

    • ANSWER:
      everyone is different so will have different results but you should see good results in about 2 weeks or so.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is a Candida diet healthy and necessary?
    I thought I had an overgrowth of fungal yeast in my body but not eating any sugar including fruits, carbs or starches for months seems a little unhealthy especially if you have a hectic work schedule like I do. Some people say the Candida diet is bogus but there are lot of websites promoting it. What's your take?

    • ANSWER:
      i just read this story about candida. It' s an unbiased review and helped me understand.
      I say just cut out sugar and eat lots of vegetables, lean protein, gluten free things.
      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5488500/truth_about_candida_the_mccombs_plan.html?cat=5

  9. QUESTION:
    Can you drink green tea on the candida diet?
    i've read a bunch of stuff contradicting the fact that you cant have tea while on the candida diet because caffeine feeds the yeast your trying to starve out, but some sites say you can have green tea? So whats the right answer? Im just trying to starve out the yeast in my body as fast as possible.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't have candida.

      It has no symptoms therefore even IF you did have it, you would never know.

      There's so much rubbish written on the net about it and the bulk of it is completely invented. That's why you're getting conflicting information because all the information is invented by idiots selling you fake diets from fake websites that are used to sell advertising space.

  10. QUESTION:
    If your an expert on the Candida diet i really need your help. I need to know if Hoodia is ok to take?
    im on the candida diet.....well trying to be. hey its hard!
    anyways, hoodia supposedly releases a chemical very similar to glucose telling your brain that your stomach is full so you dont over eat. but is it so much like glucose that it would feed the candida?

    • ANSWER:
      I would not take Hoodia.
      Stay away from sweets (white sugar) and breads (white flour processed food). They all feed candida. Cancer cells also feed off of sugar and white flour foods. As a matter of fact disease feeds off on those foods.
      When you want to have something sweet; have a handful of raisins w/ a handful of almonds...dried apricots, figs, dates, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts etc (make sure it's no more than a handful)...or if you want have a green apple and sprinkle 1 Tbsp of chia seeds (buy at healthfood store). Chia seeds are very nutritional and high in fiber.
      Try to eat food/snacks high in fiber that don't make your blood sugar go high.
      For more ideas google "snacks that bring blood sugar down"...
      Oh and drink lots of "filtered" water.
      Hope this helps :)

  11. QUESTION:
    Who has ever been on the Candida Diet?
    Have any of you ever been on the Candida Diet? If so did you loose weight? I am not on this diet to loose weight. I actually do not need to loose weight, but was told I may loose 10 - 20 pounds in the next three months I am on this diet.

    How healthy is this diet?

    The Candida Diet is nothing like the Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers, or any of that. This diet consists of you NOT eating any carbs, sugars (that means no alcohol, fruits, any pre-made foods, condiments, etc.), diary (unless it is plain low-fat yogurt...YUCK), and excess fat. I feel as if all I will be eating are greens and lemon juice with water for 3 months.

    I was also told that I may get depressed and feel overwhelmed!

    Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      3 years ago I started a Candida diet and it was the best eating I could have ever started! It is very difficult at first because your body wants the carbs so bad. (Carbs turn into sugar in the body and its a quick way for your body to get energy). Thats where the moodyness comes in and you will be tired for the first 3 weeks or so almost like a terrible withdrawl to sugar.
      You are eating this way to force your body into taking from its reserves (the fat) and it will absolutely work for you if you can stick with it! It took my 6 months of following the eating plan and I went from 210 to 145lbs!
      There are all sorts of sites on eating natural on the web and many devoted to not eating the "whites" (flour, sugar, rice, milk). You will find information on vitamin supplements you should take and recipies.
      It isnt a diet, it is a lifestyle choice- ha ha or thats what I call it. I still follow the no whites but do have a piece of fruit each day, I now exercise daily and am just very happy to not be fat. I was very sad for a long time about it and glad I finally had had enough!
      Its hard but you can totally get through it!
      I went out and bought a pair of jeans that were to tight and put them on each week until they fit. Then went out and picked up another pair. After 3 months I bought a vacation and worked towards that. I went on the scale only twice- once when I started and the day before I left on my holiday. The scale is brutal!!! Go on how your clothes fit and the smaller sizes you will be falling into!!
      GOOD LUCK!

  12. QUESTION:
    I am on the candida diet but am already really skinny, how do I get enough calories?
    I am very skinny and I can only eat meat and vegatables because of the candida diet. How can I get the 3000 calories I need every day? All nuts and almonds and other fats flare my symptoms.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to call the doctor that put you on this diet. And tell him your concerns. He will be able to tell you how to customize this diet to your needs. Any time your on a diet for medical reasons it should be monitored by your doctor.

  13. QUESTION:
    Why does bread lead to yeast and candida overgrowth in the digestive system if the yeast in it gets cooked?
    How come it is ok to eat other carbohydrates and sugars from say carrots or sweet potato or brown rice but not ok to eat bread - isnt the yeast fungus in the bread dead - it has been cooked/baked? Can a feasible anti-candida diet include some bread, perhaps unleavened (if that does make a difference see question) and glutinous grains like rice and oats, while excluding all processed sugar and also honey and including plenty of yogurt and coconut oil?

    • ANSWER:
      Refined starch and sugar feeds existing candida bacteria colonies. The general advice is to avoid eating anything "white". Cooked yeast isn't the problem. When dried yeast is activated by water and put in bread dough it releases carbon dioxide which is what makes bread rise -- that yeast is not what causes candida or feeds it.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective way to cure candida?
    I was recently told by my acupuncturist that I have candida which is causing me hives and food allergies. He suggested a candida diet and probiotics although I haven't eaten bread/gluten or sweets in months. Is this the best way to cure this or is there something that would be more effective in getting rid of the yeast? Also how long would I have to do the diet for it to work? When I asked him he said everyone is different. Some people it takes 4 weeks and some it takes months. Please help me

    • ANSWER:
      For starters, candida isn't your biggest health concern. The biggest danger you're in is going to an acupuncturist. Acupuncture is a woo practice conducted by asian 'traditional medicine' practitioners who are not qualified medical professionals. If alternative medicine worked it would be medicine, so by default I'm assuming you're well aware that acupuncture kills 1,800+ people every year around the world and sucks hundreds of thousands of others in for useless treatments.

      Further you really should be addressing your mental health and evaluating why you are going to a voodoo witchdocter instead of a medical doctor with legitimate medical questions. He shouldn't have answered you and directed you to a practitioner of non-religious (aka real) medicine such as your local doctor, in doing so he has left himself open for a law suit for negligence by misstatement of fact.

      Go to your doctor, he will prescribe you a gentle antifungal that will fix it up. If you're female it's a matter of taking one pill. If you're male, there's not as much research into male candidiasis thus it will take several pills. No offence, but statistically females are more probable to believe in woo medicine so I am assuming you're female in which case you're lucky, one pill and it's gone for good!

      PLEASE do also talk to your doctor about your pursuit of snake oil salesmen, if you truly believe 'aligning your qi energy' (an unproven non existent 'energy' that is unmeasurable by any energy measuring device but is claimed to exist by thousands around the world, none of whom have medical degrees from reputable if any university) then you need to get yourself educated. I strongly suggest starting with: http://whatstheharm.net/acupuncture.html

  15. QUESTION:
    Homemade yogurt and candida diet and recipes?
    Does anyone know if homemade yogurt (no sugar, or anything else added to it) is bad while on the candida diet? I read somewhere to avoid dairy, and other places where people eat sugarless yogurt, and others where people eat only greek yogurt. I really want to make yogurt because I'm running out of things to eat! I'm very hungry!

    Also, does anyone have any stage one recipes? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately the candida diet isn't actually useful anyway. Yogurt consumption orally has no effect on the infection. Topical application of live yogurt may reduce the risk of candida exacerbation's.

  16. QUESTION:
    Why does bread lead to yeast and candida overgrowth in the digestive system if the yeast in it gets cooked?
    How come it is ok to eat other carbohydrates and sugars from say carrots or sweet potato or brown rice but not ok to eat bread - isnt the yeast fungus in the bread dead - it has been cooked/baked? Can a feasible anti-candida diet include some bread, perhaps unleavened (if that does make a difference see question) and glutinous grains like rice and oats, while excluding all processed sugar and also honey and including plenty of yogurt and coconut oil?

    • ANSWER:
      the baking kills the yeast but that leaves all the basic nutrients that yeast needs in the bread.

  17. QUESTION:
    Why is my Candida still growing when I am eating right?
    I have Candida and unfortionarly it has given me a yeast infection. I am following the Candida diet (right now only eating veggies, meats, raw cacao, stevia, some nuts, eggs, coconut flour/oil) but yeast is still growing. It has been three weeks. Does this mean something in my diet is making yeast grow or what?

    • ANSWER:
      What type of meats are you eating because meats like pork products, cured meats like pepporoni, and processed meats like bacon. Also you say your eating nuts. If I were you I would avoid all nuts until your candida is under control. Especially nuts like cashews, peanuts, pistachios can cause your Candida problem to get worse before it gets better.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I rid my body of candida without using meds?
    I am searching on line and in books and finding contradicting information. I have read that garlic (fresh), fresh juiced carrots (not store purchased juic), grape seed extract, olive leaf extract and something called pau d'arco help eliminate and then I have to take probiotics not to mention a "candida diet"- can't find consistent info on what a good candida diet would even be.... help!

    • ANSWER:
      The only sure fire way to resolve a candida albicans overgrowth is to starve it to death........ to eliminate all sugar and yeast from your diet...... yes that's hard because you generally need to eliminate all fruit sugars as well (as i had to) ........ but it works.......... it would be a really good idea to empower yourself with knowledge in regards to the nature of an overgrowth of candida albicans........... basically it hinges on managing to completely eliminate sugar and yeast ..... candida will thrive and flourish on both....... so yeah ........ sauces, juices, spreads, packaged foods, packaged anything, bottled anything ..... and that includes supplements, tablets, cough mixtures .... every single thing you put in your mouth is a possible culprit for containing sugar ....... opening a bottle or packet or tin is pretty much out unless it specifically states "no sugar at all"........ and that's not going to happen unfortunately....... fresh food that you prepare yourself so that you know precisely whats in it is the way to beat it mate.

      Read a book called "Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook" ~ Revised 2nd Edition by jeanne Marie Martin with Zoltan P.Rona, M.D... fabulous reading there for you.

      A few suggestions for natural antifungals are ~

      Oil of Oregano ~ antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic ..... it has strong antioxidant and antiflammatory effects and is quite effective in eliminating Candida ....... not regular oregano but a wild form (wild mountain oregano, Origanum vulgare species) ..... your local health food store may be able to help you with this one... Oil of Oregano has no side effects and oregano is compatible with any other natural remedy or prescription drug....... the active compounds in Oil of Oregano also act as free radical scavengers thus prevent further tissue damage while encouraging healing.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract ~ Go to your local health food store and ask the resident naturopath his/her advice on Grapefruit seed extract.. they don't usually charge for off the cuff advice and are more than willing to share their knowledge ..... Grapefruit seed extract is a multipurpose (broad spectrum) compound that is currently being used in humans and animals alike to safely fight many types of internal and external infections caused from parasites (single and multi-celled), viruses, bacteria and fungi.

      Grapefruit seed extracts biggest benefit is due to it's multipurpose (broad spectrum) effect. It is effective even if the causes of the infections are known, unknown or misdiagnosed. By eliminating a wide range of dangerous pathogens grapefruit seed extract actually enhances the immune system.

      Freshly crushed cloves of garlic mixed throughout your green vegies and lentils or brown rice, beans, salads etc....... will also help enormously in eradicating parasites and fungus overgrowth..... garlic arre a powerfull natural antibiotic, antiparasitic, antifungal, antibacterial...... please be carefull with garlic though as starting any new food you need to be aware of how your body responds to it... it may cause gastric distress if you have more than 1 clove to begin with and as well as that ...... you may be intolerant to garlic...... tummy aches, brain frizz, achy bones, moodiness and irritability can all be definite symptoms that your body can't tolerate it ..... i found that out the hard way.

      Ask at the health food store about other natural antifungals such as Colloidal Silver, Powerded Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, Olive leaf extract too.......... ;0)

      And, of course, complete and total avoidance of any food or drink that contains yeast or sugar ......... fanatical label reading or simply don't eat from a package and prepare loads and loads of fresh green vegies (all spectacularly rich in calcium and magnesium and far easier to digest than all that milk and dairy which are btw loaded with processed sugar anyway), some organic rices, organic rolled oats, beans, organic lentils, organic quinoa some lean meats, organic nuts and seeds yourself ..... broccolli and celery and lemons freshly juiced is what totally saved my sanity...... around a litre each day...... filled me up..... supplied me with much needed calcium and stress busting magnesium (the green vegies) and bolstered my liver functioning with fresh lemon juice .... and drinking plenty of fresh filtered water .... hydrating yourself properly ..... some people find success by also eliminating natural sugars such as fruits and raw honey...... that's the final route i had to go ..... eliminating all fruit sugars ... even the low sugar ones like pears and strawberries ..... and raw honey for around 4 months.....;0)

      life is all about choices i guess......... and i'm so glad i made the choice to ditch sugar and yeast ...... you can do it mate..... i know you can......... get your bounce back.... you're entitled you know.

      good luck

      (((huggs)))

      peace baby

  19. QUESTION:
    What kinds of alcohol are yeast free?
    I am on the candida diet and cannot consume yeast, dairy, or sugar but I need a friggin' drink! What's the least harmful beverage for me?

    • ANSWER:
      I know from experience which alcohols still contain yeast, as I am allergic to yeast and on consuming I get rashes and my stomach starts protruding and swelling.

      Being on the candida diet you need to stay away from anything fermented and anything with malt (not just yeast) so that includes wines and of course your whisky, bourbons etc. Of course beers and ciders are out, they have loads of yeast in them. Also keep in mind you are not to eat moldy foods so thats where the wine really lets you down as wine is made from grapes that are getting towards moldy. You may tolerate small amounts of red wine but you would have to try and see. It depends on the manufature.

      Vodka and gin even though they are fermented are the best choice for you. Keep in mind doctors or candida books wont generally recommend you drinking at all as the liver has to get out all the toxins but if you feel you need a few drinks either vodka and gin mixed with soda and real lemon or diet softdrink will not cause you any probs.

      Good luck with it all.

  20. QUESTION:
    can you have natural sugars when doing a candida diet?
    my 12 year old has been told to do a candida diet and I am having trouble finding things she likes to eat.

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is a favourite diagnoses by fake doctors.

      It actually has NO symptoms (but if it was 'systemic' candida then she'd be in hospital by now).

      Ignore the incorrect and possibly dangerous advice that has been given by a clearly unqualified and non-medically trained person.

      She does NOT have candida and there is no need to put her on a hoax diet.

  21. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had eating disorders with Candida?
    I have been on the candida diet since december. I recently have been eating a lot. I even eat when I am not hungry. I am starting to worry if this continues I will develop an eating disorder since my parents have been giving me a hard time with eating so much. What would you recommend I do in this situation?

    • ANSWER:
      Since the Candida diet is nonsense, stop.

      Candida overgrowth is fictitious conditions to begin with. Even if it existed, the diet quacks recommend makes no sense whatsoever.

  22. QUESTION:
    how do you do the candida diet?
    I have horrible candida and i really want to get rid of... how do i start the candida diet? is there a cleanse i should do first? what foods can i have? is there a set amount of calorie intake? i want to start this weekend because it's gotten worse! personal testimonies would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      OK, glad I stumbled across your question. It's a convolluted nightmare of information and products out there. Here's what works great for me after suffering from a bizzarre sugar sensitivity@ age33 and allergies all my life, etc. etc. etc.
      DON"T WASTE TIME COUNTING CALORIES!
      Enzymatic Therapy - Yeast Balance----buy this product. Take it. It is very natural herbal and oils. Take two caplets with hot tea or coffee and eat a lemon or lime in close time proximity. Follow that with a good fiber source. Instant oatmeal with peanut butter. Instant oats or rolled oats I think are best because you don't have to cook the snot out of them to make them digestable. Or take psyllium husk fiber or back beans but some good source of fiber. Your fiber intake should follow your ingestion of the supplement and hot beverage. (This all seems strangely specific but try it for two weeks) Follow your oatmeal with a bowl of marinara sauce that has Cheese cultures and enzymes in the ingredients list. Classico Spicy Tomato and Pesto I think is best because it has this and many good meditteranean diet foodstuffs and it is a little spicy which will improve (stimulate) digestion as well. Then eat a sald if you can. If you are still hungry have something satiating on hand to complete your apetite, nearly anything normally that you would eat. Try to do this routine for breakfast, it's a great way to start the day.

      Eat a big salad a day (greens and/or spinach-not lettuces). It's a discipline so make this effort as efficient as possible. Get acquainted with your local salad bar. Use minimal oils/dressings. Learn to eat greens raw!!!! You will get the best benefit in the candida battle. Yeast don't want to eat salads-they prefer that live on a diet of candy and beer (but I'm sure your diet is not that bad.

      Another supplemnt that is good to be take with Yeast Balance is Solaray - Caprylic Acid or it's just reffered to as Capryl. I believe it is found in coconuts which incidently is one of the most effective foods for you infighting candida but they are a chore to cut up. It (capryl)is also very tame so take two caplets 3x daily.

      So, in review
      supplements: yeast balance; capryl
      Hot tea or coffee: Ingest supplements followed by heat(coffee/tea-hot as you can stand it) and eat a lemon (the "hot" citric acid magnifies the supplements strength in knocking down yeast)
      Oatmeal with healthy garnish like cinnamon or PB or berries or sunflower seeds or Thai Kitchen coconut cream (milk) the paste-like stuff (no liquid noise when you shake the can.)
      Classico: Spicy Tomato and Pesto: eat it like soup without pasta ....or with.
      Salad

      Reserve 1 hour to 1.5 hours to complete this regimen or just include these foods in your daily diet as life's obligations permit. The idea is to keep these things running through you at regular intervals. Otherwise eat regular meals try to avoid sugars and reduce other simple carbs but do not obsess.

      I've had experience in the past with eating yogurt mixed with healthy trail mix, coconut meat for a good probiotic effort after you've knocked some of this out. Stay hydrated. Garlic tabs a re a good thing to include too but be sparing with it. The yeast balnce thing if you take too much, the only SA I ever had is you'll feel the cool sensation after a bowel movement. Both these supplements are very tame to adjust dosage-just stay hydrated to keep your excetory systems moving or you may have some degree of rash-saty hydrated and eat lemons and pineapple and banana. "It's not what you eat, it's what you digest."

  23. QUESTION:
    Why is my skin yellow around my mouth?
    I did a Candida diet and cleanse about 1 1/2 Years ago and since then I've had a yellow ring around my mouth! I have done subsequent detox and cleanses. I eat very clean and drink lots of water. I have also had been tested for thyroid and others all is good. I can't even cover it with make up. I am planning to visit a dermatologist. Any help would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      It is a transient condition...will go away on its own...seeing the dermatologist will help though.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between yeast and bacteria?
    Because Candida is a yeast inefction and yet at the same time it is said to be 'bad bacteria overgrowth'?
    So if I want to get rid of bad bacteria in my body I have to drink vinegar, but on a candida diet you cannot drink vinegar so what am I supposed to do?

    • ANSWER:
      Bacteria and yeast co-exist so that they feed off of each other, if the levels of one are high the other is low. Any time you introduce extreme ph levels this can also throw off the balance. For example if you drink lots of sugarry drinks or just generally consume alot of sugar this will cause your yeast to have more food and so it will multiply. I think in order to rid yourself you should eat yogurts with live cultures. These live cultures contain good bacteria to balance both the bad bacteria and the yeast. Best wishes

  25. QUESTION:
    How can I make vanilla extract without alcohol or glycerine?
    I am on a very strict allergy cleanse/candida diet and want to make vanilla extract. I can't use any form of alcohol, glycerin, or any sugary substance. I'm not opposed to the concoction sitting in the fridge if it needs to keep there. Thanks for the help!

    Allowed ingredients:

    *distilled water
    *stevia or Truvia, etc.
    *any nut milks
    *unprocessed vanilla beans
    *olive oil

    • ANSWER:
      If I were you, I would use and buy vanilla beans as needed. They are really easy to work with and there is no need to make vanilla extract. They can be used in ANY recipe calling for vanilla extract.

      Simply steep the beans. Do this buy heating whatever liquid the recipe calls for, drop a vanilla bean into the liquid, simmer for a minute, pull it off the heat and let it steep for about 5 minutes and strain the liquid. If the recipe calls for cold liquid, then simply cool the liquid before you use it.

      You also want to cut the bean in half length wise before steep it. You can scrape the seeds out with the dull side of knife and add both the bean and the seeds to the liquid to steep. The seeds is where all the flavor is.

      Here is a video that shows you how to scrape a vanilla bean:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bICPn7Ifrh8&feature=related

      Another option to vanilla extract is to buy vanilla bean paste, which is just the inside of a scrapped vanilla bean. You can purchase this at specialty food shops or online. Just add the paste to whatever it is you are making instead of vanilla extract.
      http://www.amazon.com/LorAnn-Oils-Natural-Madagascar-Vanilla/dp/B000MS69WS

  26. QUESTION:
    how can i get treatment for systemic yeast or candida?
    I believe that a have a systemic yeast problem, which I really want to get sorted out. I have nutritional supplements and follow an anti-candida diet but i've heard that you really need nystatin to completely rid yourself of the yeast problem.
    but doctors don't believe in candidiasis, so how can i get a prescription for nystatin?
    has anyone tried any of the yeast diets with success?
    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      yes, there are antifungics in systemic presentations.-
      but they have to be prescribed by your doctor cause most of them are toxic for the liver an kidney.-

  27. QUESTION:
    If omega 3 is meant to lower triglyceride then why to the omega 3 supplements have it in the ingredients?
    trying to find a healthy candida diet but all the ones ive looked at so far contradict each other.
    Thanks Andy but i really dont want to lose the weight, i want to put more on thats why im struggling with this candida diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Fish Oil helps with Cholesterol support because of the EPA (the natural Omega-3 fatty acid in it)... it's just what it does, like the reason Vitamin C is acidic.
      The fact that Fish Oil has cholesterol doesn't mean it's going to increase your cholesterol... they are two very different things. In fact, you need to ingest some cholesterol every day... the RDA for cholesterol is 300 mg per day so a softgel of Fish Oil would have less cholesterol than a couple potato chips (which is almost insignificant as well). One thing to remember is that there is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, just like there is good fat and bad fat... Fish Oil is an example of a good fat and it gives your body some of the raw materials it needs to properly control cholesterol and keep it in a healthy range. I hope that helps to clear it up!

  28. QUESTION:
    Any guys out there who have experienced a male yeast infection?
    My doctor seems to think that I may have a male yeast infection, due to months of antibiotics I had taken.

    My symptoms have been itching/redness in the testicles and itch in the anus. It has been going on for months and he has me on the candida diet. it seems to be working to a point, but has not subsided.

    I would like to know of any males out there have had this condition and could shed some light on the subject.

    your help would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Im a woman but men can get yeast infection. If your having unprotected sex with a woman who has one it can be transmitted. Both of you need to get treated unless you'll just keep passing it back and forth to one another. It definilty causes itching, the meds wont work overnight. Be patient and it should go away. You didnt say how long you've been taking it. I know that there are many causes to YI in women. Good luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any recipes for home aide ketchup, mayo, and mustard.?
    They have to be made without any type of sugar or honey due to Candida diet. THANKS!!!

    • ANSWER:
      homemade mayo is just oil, lemon juice, egg yolk, dry mustard, and salt.

  30. QUESTION:
    Any recipes for the first stage of the Anti-Candida diet?
    I'm just starting the Anti-candida diet and i was wondering if anyone knew any recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to lose weight quickly, you need to know what to do and you can't go back to your old habits. So how do you lose the maximum amount of weight in the minimum amount of time? Unfortunately, there are no magic solutions, and the key is to make consistent changes in the way you eat and exercise on a daily basis. There are, however, certain specific tactics that can make losing weight fast a little easier, and you can take a looking at some of these here.

  31. QUESTION:
    can I gain muscle just by eating lots of meat and salads?
    I have to follow a candida diet (Sugar/yeast free diet), but at the same time I wanna gain Muscle by lifting weight. Is it possible to eat a 150 grams of meat protein and get some carbs through salads? I am 140 lb's.

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Should I start antifungals or probiotics first?
    I'm on the candida diet to kill a yeast infection...

    I have read that I should leave a week between staring them so which do I start first???

    should i take antifungals then start probiotics a week later?

    or
    take probiotics then start antifungals a week later?

    • ANSWER:
      I killed a yeast infection with just eating fruits and vegetables. Yeast hate a gut that is clean and pure. Yeast hate fruits and vegetables. I hardly ate any fat.

      Yeast love to chomp on foods that ferment. Like breads, cheese, milk, alcohol.

  33. QUESTION:
    Can you get rid of breastfeeding thrush by discontinuing nursing?
    My 9-month-old baby and I have been fighting breastfeeding thrush for almost two months. We've been on Nystatin which did not help. I've also been following an anti-candida diet and taking Grapefruit Seed Extract and Capryllic acid internally as well.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a whole list of treatment options here if Nystatin is not working:

      http://www.breastfeeding-magazine.com/thrush-treatment.html

      While breastfeeding may be spreading it between you and your child, it will not go away for either of you unless you treat it.

      Make sure you are treating BOTH of you and try some of the other options on that page. Monistat on the breasts between nursing sessions works great for a lot of women. Just remember to wipe it off well before nursing again.

      Good luck!

  34. QUESTION:
    Do you know any recipes using Agave nectar syrup?
    I am on an anti candida diet, I have discovered agave nectar, some people say its fine on anti candida diet, others disagree but i'm willing to give it a go. I cant seem to find any free recipes using this stuff though, do you have any? I am also not eating any refined carbohydrates which basically means anything white so any wholemeal recipes using agave nectar would be even better! Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You can put it in the place of honey in any recipe or put it in your oatmeal.

  35. QUESTION:
    How Much Longer Do i Have to Follow Candida Diet?(YEAST INFECTION)?
    when can i eat pizza and stuff that contains yeast?
    iv been on monistat1 for 4 days now everything seems a lot better
    if i just continue to eat eathly foods on the candida diet but also add some pizza or something will it be ok?? or do i have to stay on the diet forever? :(

    • ANSWER:
      Monistat will kill the bacteria anyway so you should be fine to eat what you like. To prevent yeast infections from occurring in the future though, you might want to incorporate some yogurt with active cultures like L. Acidophilus in your permanent diet or taking acidophilus supplements which you can find at your local pharmacy.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is itchy ears a sign of mild Candida or extreme? Can gluten intolerance cause Candida?
    I recently found out I am gluten intolerant. *Can this cause candida? *
    I do not relate to any other symptoms than the itchy ears.
    *Are itchy ears a sign of mild Candida or extreme?*

    I am on the "phase II' candida diet.
    I took the at home "spit taste" & compared to the woman's examples of a bad case & a case where the person should lower sugar intake, I was in the middle I believe.

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is normally found in the body, so the presence of candida in the body isn't necessarily a bad thing. It is when the candida grows out of control that problems arise.

      In addition, there has been research done that shows that there is a protein found in the cell wall of Candida that is very similar to gluten. As a result, the immune system can actually mount an immune reaction against the candida as it does with with the protein found in gluten.

  37. QUESTION:
    Hi everyone i have a question concerning Splenda sweetener?
    I am on the candida diet and sugar is restricted, is it safe to use splenda granulated sugar as a substitute, i heard that stevia is a good substitute but the grocery store didnt have that one so i got the splenda , is it safe to use on the candida diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Splenda is very bad and made using fermaldahyde (sp?)

      Stevia can be found online at Amazon and other places and it is totally natural.

      Read about Stevia here.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to prevent yeast infections?
    Every time I masturbate or get fingered, have sex, anything that moves around the inside cells and bacteria of my vagina, I get a yeast infection. I make sure my and his body are clean, I eat the Candida diet and I know he doesn't have a yeast infection. I've gotten 3 in the last year, right after any sort of penetration. I make sure to clean up afterwards and wear loose-fitting clothes. What am I doing wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      Follow these guidelines to avoid the itching, burning, and other discomforts of a vaginal yeast infection. While you can't always avoid a yeast infection, you can help lower your risk of getting one. Here are the ways to prevent yeast infections:

      Wear cotton underwear, or at least wear panties with a cotton panel at the crotch. Avoid wearing panty liners, which can increase your risk of recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Yeast tend to overgrow in damp, moist environments and keeping moisture away from your body can help prevent yeast infections.
      Avoid wearing tight-fitting pants and shorts, so you stay cool, dry, and "airy."
      Avoid wearing nylon pantyhose or synthetic leotards every day. If you must wear these, choose the kind with a cotton panel to absorb moisture away from your body.
      Change clothes from wet workout gear or a wet swimsuit as soon as you can, because a damp place is an ideal environment for a yeast infection to grow.
      Don't use douches, scented powders, scented tampons, and feminine deodorant sprays. They contain chemicals and perfumes that upset the natural balance of "good" bacteria and other micro-organisms in the vagina. Having a yeast infection and douching is a bad idea: Douching can spread a yeast infection up through your cervix and into the uterus.
      Wipe from front to back after using the bathroom to avoid spreading bacteria from the anus to the vagina.
      If you have diabetes, control your blood sugar levels to reduce your risk of yeast infections. Yeast infections and diabetes are linked -- in fact, high blood glucose levels from uncontrolled diabetes is linked to infections of all kinds.
      Eating yogurt that contains live cultures of lactobacillus acidophilus, a natural, "friendly" bacteria, may help prevent yeast infections. However, a small study showed that women who consumed acidophilus-containing products had an increased risk of recurrent vaginal yeast infections.
      If you have vaginal yeast infections after taking antibiotics, talk with your doctor about preventive antifungal therapy at the start and end of your antibiotics.
      Finally, try to eat a healthy diet and manage stress. Although it's not confirmed by medical research, some women say that too much sugar and stress can trigger their yeast infections.

      In general, eating well-balanced, nutritious meals and taking time out to relax helps keep your immune system running well -- and prevents infections of all kinds, including vaginal yeast infections. A healthy lifestyle increases your overall health and feelings of well-being, too

  39. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to cure a yeast infection with the candida diet?
    I have been on the diet for 3 days and all my yeast infection symptoms have vanished. Im wondering when it will be safe to quit the diet with out having the chance of the infection recurring again. Can anyone help me with this?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you used an anti fungal.Hard to beleive it`s gone in that short a time.Do you eat meats and milk that have been fed anti biotics? The length of time,depends,it is different for everyone.How long you have had it,how severe.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is there anyone who has any advice for how to handle the strict Candida diet? What do you do for cravings etc?
    I am really trying to stay on this diet, but it is damn near impossible - as much as I love sweets! Agghhh! I have been going in circles with this. As soon as I make two steps forward, I take four steps back! If anyone is going through the same thing and has any advice, I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Good news. You can quit the diet because it is nonsense.

      Candida overgrowth does not exist. It's a fictitious condition invented by quacks to sell supplements and books.

      The diet makes no physiological sense either. Simple sugars are rapidly absorbed by the small intestine. They wouldn't even make it to the colon to "feed" anything.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can you use rice flour instead of flour for corn fritters?
    I'm on the Candida diet and I can't eat flour, I wanted to make some corn fritters but all o the recipes call for regular flour can I use rice flour instead?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. :)

  42. QUESTION:
    Help, what can a young vegan eat on the candida diet?
    Hi,
    I am a vegan and I ate mostly fruit and odwalla juices before the candida diagnosis. I don't know what to do now. Please Help! I would love a structured meal plan, I am starting to get really hungry, is there anybody who can help, because I'd love to eat some breakfast tomorrow. I am normally quite healthy and need a nutritious plan because I don't want to stunt my growth. Thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Princess,
      I hope you are feeling OK. I thought about it for a long time and after some diligent research, I have come up with a plan.
      You probably know what you can't eat, but the hard part is fitting together what you can.

      Day 1

      MORNING
      Strawberries
      Soy milk
      Oatmeal

      LUNCH

      Cauliflower
      Vegan spread
      Spinach
      Pepper
      Tofu
      Now,you've got a stir fry

      DINNER

      Brown Rice,
      Asparagus
      BBQ tofu strips
      __________________________________
      Day 2

      MORNING

      Sugar Free yeast free flat bread
      Banana
      Sugar free Nut butter

      LUNCH

      Tortilla
      Avocado
      Tofu beefy meaty
      Lettuce

      DINNER

      Fakin' Chicken Tofu
      Veggies
      EVOO
      Sticks
      NOW,BBQ

      SNACKS

      Coconut pulp
      Strawberry banana smoothie
      Tea cone,(it is like a snow cone) use fave tea and stevia and lemon to flavor the cone yummy!

      I have so many more Ideas for you, so write me if you need help. I promise you'll get the hang of it in no time.
      Signing off, Vegan to Vegan, Princess to Princess,
      -See Ya and feel better

  43. QUESTION:
    How do I become healthier and gain 25 pounds?
    I suffer from Fibromyalgia. I read a book called "The Candida Control Diet". I want additional tips on how to gain weight because eating healthy sometimes makes me too skinny. I only weigh 100Ibs and I'm 5'6". I don't believe in using medication but I can't afford to buy homeopathic remedies.
    I want to gain weight WHILE EATING HEALTHY.

    • ANSWER:
      well... you weigh 100lbs which means your daily protien intake should be 125g-130g daily to weigh 125-130lbs...protien builds healthy lean body weight... eat lean meats turkey breast, chicken breast or vegetarian options...eat better carbs...carb option bread,yogurt, sweet potatos instead of white...and lower you fat intake... eat enough calories daily to maintain your desired weight....look into seeing a nutritionist or go to a book store for books...go to a gym and find out how to maitain body weight while remaining active. You will have to workout too.

  44. QUESTION:
    How does it feel when you've the flu?
    Ok I don't have the flu but I've been on a Candida Diet and while at that u can get flu-like symptons so I just wanted to know what it was like. Is similiar to a fever? Where you feel very lousy and just can't do anything but rest.?

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Where can i get fat sources from whilst on the candida diet?
    (the diet consists of veg and meat to starve off the yeast overgrowth)

    i heard avocado/guacamole is good,almond/almond butter, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, but what else?

    and is ALL alcohol to be eliminated?

    • ANSWER:
      Use Smart Balance's Omega-3 cooking oils and butter spreads, regardless of what kind of diet you are on. They will help lower your cholesterol and promote healthy weight.

      The one thing you want to avoid on a candida diet is refined foods, sugar, sweet fruits and simple carbs. And avoid things that have a lot of acid in them . No apples, no pears, no oranges, no melons or grapes, but grapefruit is ok.

      Eat lots of broccoli and green leafy veggies to bring your ph-level down. Steamed soy beans (edamame) are excellent, but not sugary soy milk. You can find unsweeted soymilk and add a quality all-natural sugar substitute to that (like Stevia or Xylitol).

      Definitely avoid alcohol. It will wreck your ph-balance. After the diet is over, you can go toward having a glass of red wine a week and then after two weeks, a glass of red wine every other day. This amount of alcohol is actually health-promoting.

      Oh, and avoid artificial sweeteners in general. They cause cancer. Most even say so on the box!

  46. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any experience with a type of alcohol ok on the candida diet?
    I am going on vacation and I would like a few sugar free drinks, I am going to follow the diet in every other way but I want to cheat a bit when it comes to the alcohol part, maybe just 2 or 3 a week. Does anyone have any personal experience with this?

    What is the best type to cheat with?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry there is no alcohol that is ok to drink when your on this diet. Alcohol contains sugar and or yeast, that's how it becomes alcohol in the first place is the fermentation of these ingredients. So you will either have to not drink at all or cheat.

  47. QUESTION:
    Candida diet. Three days in and feeling rubbish?
    I've taken up the candida diet as nothing else can be dianosed for my terrible urinary tract infection recurrences and constant irritation symptoms, I'm sick of the doctors and their rubbish medicine so I'm going it alone.

    However, I'm only two days in and I woke up this morning feeling rubbish, plodded into uni feeling like a zombie and have spent the day almost delerious with hunger (even though I feel I'm eating normal sized portions), rather confused and generally feeling pretty bad. Is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      That's not abnormal by any means. Feeling bad a few days into a cleanse is very normal, and that is part of what the Candida diets do... cleansing the Candida out of your system.

      This part of it will probably last anywhere from 1-3 days (depending on the diet and how well your system cleanses), but you'll get past it and you'll probably have much more energy afterward. To help out, I would suggest making sure you drink lots of water (64 oz throughout the day is a good normal level, but drink enough so that you're not thirsty). Also, I'm assuming the diet includes probiotics, but taking a good probiotic complex with at least 3-5 billion viable organisms would be a good thing to help clean out the Candida and keep it under control as well. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  48. QUESTION:
    Can I Get Rid of Yeast without the Candida Diet?
    My doc suspected I had systemic yeast in my stomach whein I went to her complaining of chronich sinus infection & post nasal drip. I tried the diet for this past month and it works. I just don' want to have to do this forever. The only supplements I've been taking are grapefruit seed extract & acidophilus. They're supposed to get rid of the yeast as well. But are there any other supplements I can take to get rid of the yeast? I've heard of Candex & ThreeLac. Does anything else work? Or do I have to stay on the diet for ever?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, this problem does not go away just by taking medication/supplements.Diet plays a big role in treatment.
      The best diet is stay away from anything that feeds yeast e.g. sugars, carbs, etc. when your system gets free of yeast you can go back to your regular diet.

  49. QUESTION:
    Can I eat brown rice on the Candida Diet?
    I need to eat something other than veges and meat because I get migraines. Without sugar and carbs I'm feeling very low energy. Can I eat brown rice for dinner with chicken and veges? Or will this feed the candida?

    • ANSWER:
      Brown rice is fine. It is mostly sugar and yeast that feeds candida.


candida diet

Candida Home Remedies

Because of the nasty side effects of mainstream drug-based medications, many victims are beginning to realize the benefits of using a natural remedy for yeast infection. Not only that, these mainstream meds. tend to just address the local symptoms and not the underlying causes of the infection. This is another powerful reason for natural home remedies for yeast.Although the cause of yeast symptoms is the Candida albicans fungi, it's usually an underlying condition or issue that actually helps to trigger the Candida overgrowth that leads to an infection. The main issues are, depleted beneficial bacteria levels in the body, a lowered immune system, too high blood sugar levels, hormonal imbalance, and some drugs. So these are issues that need to be addressed as well as the signs and symptoms of your infection.Now that you have some background, let's look at a very popular home remedy for yeast infection symptoms being used by many sufferers as we speak...Garlic is full of natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Eat a lot of garlic daily to take care of the Candida fungi in your gut. And by making a soft paste of a raw, peeled garlic clove you can attack the local yeast infection. Just apply over the affected area and leave for a couple of hours, or overnight.Internally, you can make a tampon by wrapping a peeled clove inside muslin or similar material. Tie-up with dental floss and leave some outside for easy removal. Insert and leave overnight. Repeat nightly until the yeast infection symptoms have gone. Then repeat for a further couple of nights to make sure.This natural yeast remedy is found to be effective by many sufferers. But, as I said above, you really do need to address a whole lot of other issues that actually trigger your infections. This means looking at things like your diet, your general health position, any drugs you are taking, and other things like some lifestyle issues...

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I cure Candida at home?
    I'm confused on what I can and can not eat. What are some home remedies for Candida overgrowth?
    I'm not quite sure what it is, I havent been to the doctor yet but it's a yeast overgrowth.

    • ANSWER:
      What works depends on the persons body.

      I have been suffering with candida for years and I have tried it all, so far I have not been cured but some things work better than others. Here is a list: candida diet (which also varies per site), apple cider vinegar, boric acid insertions (works for me. keeps it away longer. do not ingest), femdopholis (works better for me too, realize I said better not totally), Threelac (didnt work for me, but others praise it). There is so much. I will submit links of where you can look.

      I put juicing links in there as well because the issue of candida has a lot to do with the way we eat and I have found that juicing some veggies reduces it as well, but after a while I will eat bad which throws me off balance. What can I say, I love cake! It is a lot of information, but please take the time to read it. You will learn so much and be very educated as you work in controlling your candida

  2. QUESTION:
    What are perfect home remedies for Yeast Infection?
    I just need to know some quick home remedies and how long does it take to work and how much to use? any suggestions would be great! thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections aren't that easy to permanently get rid of. Many products can temporarily relieve the symptoms, but a long term treatment approach will be your best bet to completely elliminate it.

      One of the more popular and effective homeopathic solutions is yeastrol. It's very effective at treating vaginal, penile and oral yeast infections.

      What you can also do to speed your recovery is to change you diet in a way that will starve the yeast organisms (Candida).

      Things that you should remove from your diet are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour,
      alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      Things to add to your diet are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Another thing to keep in mind is that both you and your partner should consider the diet change/yeastrol treatment as you can be passing the infection back and forth between you.

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      I've included the link to their website if you're interested

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the best home remedies of yeast infection? Is tee tree oil an effective natural home remedy for it?
    Does Tea Tree Oil really work for yeast infection? Or is there another home remedy for it.

    • ANSWER:
      Getting rid of a persistent yeast infection can be quite challenging.It's estimated that three out of four women will have a yeast infection in their lifetime.
      Some natural remedies and home remedies that are used for yeast infection are
      1. Unsweetened yogurt
      2. Garlic
      3. Tee Tree Oil
      4. Honey
      5. Vinegar, etc.

      Tea tree oil is an effective medication for the cure of yeast infections which is extracted from the tea tree Melaleuca alternifolia, exclusively found in Australia. The active ingredient which kills the basic ground for the nurture of Candida is Terpinen4-ol.

      For more Information try the links

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/women-health/home-remedies-for-yeast-infection.html

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/women-health/tea-tree-oil-and-yeast-infection.html

  4. QUESTION:
    ok i think i have a yeast infection. home remedies to relieve itching? and will it go away on its own?
    like if i dont treat it will it go away?
    it itches really bad, and i cant got to the doctores for 1 week so thats not an option. home remedies? and is it possible for it to go away without doing anything? please help:)
    thanks all il love yyou!

    • ANSWER:
      Some yeast infection home remedies include inserting or applying plain yogurt in the areas affected. If it is the vagina, soak a tampon in plain yogurt and insert it at least twice a day. Repeat this regularly until the infection disappears. Consumption of yoghurt, buttermilk, unsweetened cranberry juice, and acidophilus in large amounts is also known to help a lot.

      Douching with a solution of vinegar and water is another perfect home remedy. This is because vinegar has antifungal and antibacterial properties that will combat Candida. Simply mix a cup of vinegar in a bathtub full of warm water, and soak inside for about 20 minutes. Any kind of vinegar is okay, but apple cider vinegar has proved very effective.

      Use of garlic is another way to treat this infection. Simply make a paste using garlic pods and apply to the surrounding parts of the affected area. For a vaginal yeast infection, you can also slice the garlic pods and wrap with a clean piece of cheesecloth and then insert in the vagina for around 20 minutes. Be advised using garlic may somewhat burn the area slightly, but is equally effective.

      Arguably the most uncomfortable and stickiest home remedy for curing a yeast infection is using honey. Simply pour honey on all the areas affected and stay for 20 minutes. You can afterwards shower using warm water and don’t forget to dry the affected areas sparingly and thoroughly using a clean absorbent piece of paper.

      Hope this helps.

  5. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for yeast infection discomfort?
    Finished my antibiotic this morning and took my diflucan this evening. In terrible discomfort though and was wondering if anyone had any good home remedies for some relief from the itching and burning? It is quiet severe. Even seems there are some raw area's. Need some relief!

    • ANSWER:
      Understand that biotic refers to anything that's alive and anti-biotic eliminates that life. It will kill both "good" and "bad" bacterias in your body. When this happens your immune system will become not be able to perform at it's optimal level. When those good bacterias are missing, the candida (yeast) will cause a havoc in your body and lead to many issues including a yeast infection.If you want to avoid that from happening I would recommend for a limited time you cut out the following from your diet since it is your best defense against a yeast infection:

      1.Cut all foods containing yeast including bread, pizza, crackers, pastries, muffins, mushrooms and ferments like soy sauce, cheese, tomato paste, beer and vinegar.
      2. AVOID ALL SUGARS.

      These will only prolong your symptoms so avoid them at all cost until this issue clears up.
      Also I would recommend you do the following:

      1. Choose cotton underwear and do not wear tight trousers (Moulds love warm, dark spaces with limited airflow).
      2. Avoid damp environments where airborne moulds are ever-present.
      3. Exercise everyday to relieve stress. Aerobic exercise is especially useful in treating candida as Candida and other fungi do not thrive in a high-oxygen environment. Also, fresh air and regular exercise have a positive effect on immunity.
      4. Cut all foods containing yeast including bread, pizza, crackers, pastries, muffins, mushrooms and ferments like soy sauce, cheese, tomato paste, beer and vinegar.
      5. Avoid refined carbohydrates as they are known to have a depressant effect on the immune system.
      6. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.
      7. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.
      8. Eat lots of leafy Green Veg's every time you are hungry.
      9. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed
      10. AVOID ALL SUGAR BASED FOODS

      This will starve the candida and reduce you inflammation so the when you see the doctor on the 16th he/she will be able to help you recover more quickly. But please this will require effort on your part and since you did take action by seeking help I know you can do what i suggested above . I can tell you from personally experience that this WORKS because I have done this myself.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can taking two months of antibiotics for uti cause yeast infection?
    My urine is now clear but I still have some pressure, achy and pee pain, Can I have Od's on too many antibiotics and now candida overgrowth? What are some good home remedies for yeast?

    • ANSWER:
      yes it can cause yeast infections because I believe the large intestines develope bacteria. Idk any remedies sorry.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there an at home remedy for yeast infection?
    I think i may have a yeast infection. I looked up the symptoms and it seems as though i may have it. However i would like to know if there is an at home remedy rather than a cream or medication.
    Also, if i let it heal alone, will it take very long?
    at this point right now, it is not too bad, its just uncomfortable and i´d just rather not have it.

    my symptoms: Very itchy at times, discharge that is sometimes white, more discharge than normal

    Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      If you do nothing, it will probably take your period to stop the infection. Don't use tampons during the period.

      Also, don't scratch it as it will make it worse.

      You can try a couple of things.

      * Vinegar & Water Douche
      * Tea Tree Oil & Water Douche
      * Yogurt - External & Internal
      * Inner Health Tablets (take a lot when you've got an infection - I've done 10 a day)
      * Garlic Tablets
      * Diet - eat less Sugar as this feeds the candida & don't eat anything with Yeast in it (Beer, bread etc)

      If you skin is really sore, put some vaseline to stop the rubbing.

      However, it would be best to go see a doctor. It maybe something else that may need attention.

  8. QUESTION:
    Best home remedy for candida infection?
    Just interested in the best home remedies for candida( yeast) infection. I was told plain yogourt, any others?

    • ANSWER:
      cleanliness & good airation.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy for a yeast infection?
    I have a yeast infection and i bought the 3 day suppositories, but i forgot and skipped a day and now the infection is back. Everyone tells me to get a pill from the dr and do that.I would rather stick to older things on the market or home remedies,i did hear vinegar and yogurt mixed for a douche was good to use, has anyone ever heard of this?I may just call my dr. monday and get the pill but for now and tomorrow i wanted some relief. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      Both Vinegar and yogurt can be used and you can mix them together and create a douche as well, but I would try some of my other suggestions first before aggressively douching.

      In which case, here are some natural tips and suggestions for you.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      4. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to snuff out the infection.

      When all is said and done I would suggest you research Candida and take a test to determine if you are suffering from it, as anyone who gets yeast infections has Candida, it's just a matter of how bad it is.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of thrust ( white tongue, Candida) and athletes foot?
    How do I get rid of the white stuff on my tongue.. I tried brushing it and using a tongue cleaner , it didn't work. How can I get rid of it? What are some home remedies? Or doctor options?

    I also have athletes foot, it's not too bad but a little red on foot soles, what can I do to get rid if it?

    • ANSWER:
      thrush? it is a fungus, go to the doctor and get some anti fungal.

  11. QUESTION:
    I need a natural home remedy for toe-nail fungus?
    A guy I know has the beginnings of a toe nail fungus but is a hippie who does not believe in using prescription drugs unless you're dying (lol). Are there any home remedies I can turn him on to.

    • ANSWER:
      First up ....... i'm sorry this is going to be so very long .... but yeah.... you need to know all this information....... The classic telltale signs of a yeast overgrowth ....... candidiasis ...... are those of a white tongue (thrush), toenail or fingernail fungus, jock itch or athlete's foot, and vaginal yeast infections........... an overgrowth of yeast can affect virtually every system of the body with the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous and immune systems being the most susceptible.... common symptoms of candidiasis include:

      Digestive disorders, including IBS;
      Gastrointestinal symptoms: thrush, bloating gas, rectal itching;
      Vaginal yeast infections;
      Urinary tract infections;
      Athlete's foot or jock itch;
      Fungal toenails or fingernails;
      Cravings for sugar, bread, or alcohol;
      Diaper rash;
      Fatigue;
      Irritability (especially when hungry);
      Premenstrual syndrome and menstrual problems;
      Fibromyalgia;
      headaches;
      Brain fog;
      Skin problems or itching;
      Numbness or tingling in the extremities;
      Respiratory problems;
      Depression;
      Hypoglycemia;
      Short attention span;
      Loss of libido.

      Natural antifungals that will dramatically reduce the symptoms of toe nail fungus are Oil of Oregano ~ antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic ..... it has strong antioxidant and antiflammatory effects and is quite effective in eliminating Candida ....... not regular oregano but a wild form (wild mountain oregano, Origanum vulgare species) ..... your local health food store may be able to help you with this one... Oil of Oregano has no side effects and oregano is compatible with any other natural remedy or prescription drug....... the active compounds in Oil of Oregano also act as free radical scavengers thus prevent further tissue damage while encouraging healing.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract ~ Go to your local health food store and ask the resident naturopath his/her advice on Grapefruit seed extract.. they don't usually charge for off the cuff advice and are more than willing to share their knowledge ..... Grapefruit seed extract is a multipurpose (broad spectrum) compound that is currently being used in humans and animals alike to safely fight many types of internal and external infections caused from parasites (single and multi-celled), viruses, bacteria and fungi.

      Grapefruit seed extracts biggest benefit is due to it's multipurpose (broad spectrum) effect. It is effective even if the causes of the infections are known, unknown or misdiagnosed. By eliminating a wide range of dangerous pathogens grapefruit seed extract actually enhances the immune system.

      Freshly crushed cloves of garlic mixed throughout your green vegies and lentils or brown rice, beans, salads etc....... will also help enormously in eradicating parasites and fungus overgrowth..... garlic arre a powerfull natural antibiotic, antiparasitic, antifungal, antibacterial...... that is, if he can tolerate garlic ...... many people suffer from gastric distress eating only the smallest amount of garlic.

      Ask at the health food store about other natural antifungals such as Colloidal Silver, Powerded Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, Olive leaf extract too.......... ;0)

      Read a book called "Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook" ~ Revised 2nd Edition by jeanne Marie Martin with Zoltan P.Rona, M.D... fabulous reading there for you.

      And, of course, complete and total avoidance of any food or drink that contains yeast or sugar ......... an overgrowth of candida albicans will positively thrive and flourish on either yeast or sugar (both natural and processed sugar) ..... and fanatical label reading or simply don't eat from a package and prepare low sugar fresh fruits like pears, strawberries, watermelon and vegies, rices, beans, lentils, some lean meats, organic nuts and seeds yourself ..... and drinking plenty of fresh filtered water .... hydrating yourself properly ..... some people find success by also eliminating natural sugars such as fruits and raw honey...... that's the final route i had to go ..... eliminating all fruit sugars ... even the low sugar ones like pears and strawberries ..... and raw honey for a while.....;0)

      peace baby

  12. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of oral candida?
    What are ways to get rid of oral candida without buying any product? (home remedies?)

    • ANSWER:
      Kristy - You will have to buy some product(s). For healthy adults and children who have oral candida (thrush) try one of these that do not require a doctor's prescription:

      Eating unsweetened yogurt. Taking acidophilus capsules or liquid Yogurt and acidophilus don't destroy the fungus, but they can help restore the normal bacterial flora in your body. If your infection persists, your doctor will prescribe an antifungal medication.

  13. QUESTION:
    whats the diffrence between candida and jock itch if any?
    if your male and have it in the groin area what do you use that works over the counter or home remedies? Yes i have gone to the doc for it last summer....i only get it in the summer hence i live in arizona where we live in 110 temps and we sweat alot.
    Sorry i ment to change the male part befor i hit submit so females too!

    • ANSWER:
      candidiasis is caused by candida albicans, a fungal disease more common in females (they proliferate when the vaginal acidity is very low) and jock itch is caused by trychophyton mentagrophytes that can usually be found in soil/moist things...just keep the area clean and dry...

      oh, sorry, i aint a guy

  14. QUESTION:
    good home remedies for yeast infections?
    My girl friend has a really bad yeast infection and cant get a doctor appt - any good home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections aren't that easy to permanently get rid of. Many products can temporarily relieve the symptoms, but a long term treatment approach will be your best bet to completely elliminate it.

      One of the more popular and effective homeopathic solutions is yeastrol. It's very effective at treating vaginal, penile and oral yeast infections.

      What you can also do to speed your recovery is to change you diet in a way that will starve the yeast organisms (Candida).

      Things that you should remove from your diet are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour,
      alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      Things to add to your diet are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice, rice and oat brans

      Another thing to keep in mind is that both you and your partner should consider the diet change/yeastrol treatment as you can be passing the infection back and forth between you.

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      I've included the link to their website if you're interested

  15. QUESTION:
    Any experts who knows Phimosis and Balanitis?
    Hi, I was diagnosed with Balanitis Candida yesterday when I felt an itch around my foreskin (uncircumsized) which spread down to my testes. I applied some tea tree oil cause it's anti-fungal. The next morning, I noticed that my foreskin was very swollen but I can still somewhat fold back the skin and see my tip, I thought it might be from the tea tree oil but researched online to find that it is Phimosis.

    The thing is, I don't have health insurance to go see a doctor and was hoping for suggestions on home remedies. I know that my diet and hygiene is the factor to Balanitis and have started on the path to cleansing it but Phimosis? Any suggestion and help is much appreciated on both.
    Thanks for the reply. I'll keep Health Dpt. in mind. I'm 23 and yeah I guess I did diagnose it myself cause there are numerous info on the matter online.
    @cirkdone I think your mistakening my condition for Paraphimosis. Circumcision is really unneccessary. Thanks for answering though...

    • ANSWER:
      You didn't say who diagnosed you, but it sounds like you did and it would be good to know you age.

      You could go to the local county Health Department. It may be yeast infection which is usually in uncircumcised guys, but can be in cut guys too. It may be something different, but they can help you. It's usually about to in case you don't have money and they will take into account the fact that you are the working uninsured. They would rather help you with an examination by a Physician or a Physician Extender (like Nurse Practitioner or Physician Asst.), then let you get worse and end up costing even more if it become infected and requires emergency treatment.

      There is a lot of advice you are going to get here, but a fungal or any other type of infection can deform your penis if it doesn't get addressed. I believe in good old western medicine like an antibiotic or prescribed anti-fungal if needed. There could be something in the oil, that made it worse. Leave it to the professionals. Write me if you have further questions about the Health Dept. at guthrie5312@gmail.com.

  16. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of candida/yeast in my vagina without supplements?
    please help.
    i havent been to my doctor because im very shy and i thought it was going to go away on its own.
    ive had this problem for about 2months now.
    i get a thick white discharge, no itching, no odour or any other symptoms.
    has this happend to anyone before?
    is it dangerious?
    is it possible to cure with a home remedy?
    i clean it out everyday because its gross. is this bad?
    what do i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Use plain yogurt and put it on the outer lips and insert some into the vagina each night before bed for about a week. Or you could go to the pharmacy/drugstore and get Monistat.

  17. QUESTION:
    what is the best thing to use for vaginal itching?
    Ive tried monistat and vagisil, but it doesn't really work during the nights, I stay up because the itching is so harsh that I give in and end up breaking the skin in the area. I heard that Alka seltzer works, but I don't know if it does. Anyone know a effective home remedy that would work for at least a few days?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal itching can be caused by many different reasons. The most common of them all is infection specifically infection that is caused by the fungus candida albicans. In candida infection, one of its cardinal symptoms is vaginal itching. This kind of itchiness can cause a lot of discomfort thus prompting sufferers to look for immediate cure such as those home remedies to stop vaginal itching.

      Vaginal itching can be relieved through a number of different ways. A household item commonly used for this is garlic. Itching can even be relieved through consumption of Alka-Seltzer. The problem with this though is that it will only relieve the itching temporarily. It will come back again and again since the source of the itching is still not solved. Since this is the case, the best way to stop vaginal itching is through eliminating the cause which is the candida infection.

      Home remedies to stop vaginal itching [http://stop-candida.blogspot.com/2007/09/how-to-cure-candida-yeast-infection.html] through eliminating candida infection can be done through dabbing apple cider vinegar mixed with garlic and water. In this concoction, the vinegar part will try to control the growth of the infection while the garlic temporarily stops the vaginal itching. It would also be better to use organic apple cider vinegar. With this home remedy, both infection and itching are given focus. This method is one of the best home remedies to stop vaginal itching as well as its infectious source.

  18. QUESTION:
    Why do I keep getting fungal infections?
    In the past 3 months I've had a vaginal yeast infection, a uti, and now very painful althetes foot. I've had these bumps in between my breast for about 2 years which are believed to be another yeast infection. No cream has worked but my doctor is still trying. I've had severe migraines for 2 years as well usually after a lot of sugar. They come with blurred vision and nausea. I also shake sometimes too. Anyone know why this is happening? Or anything home remedies for my foot?

    • ANSWER:
      It may be worth looking into Candia Albicans. Candida is a fungus in our bodies which can go a little out of control if the body is compromised. Personally I have had thrush and Bladder infections (UTI's) that I beleive are related to Candida. It can flair up with excess sugar so limiting processed and sugary foods is a good start to working on treating it.

      I am still working on researching into how to get rid of Candida completely so I cannot tell you how to get rid of it if this is the problem but it may be worth doing your own research into Candida to see if you get any answers you need.

      For your foot check out one of my favourite home remedy sites - www.earthclinic.com. There is a lot of information there so try not to be overwhelmed but they should be able to give you some pointers to start with.

  19. QUESTION:
    I am on my last day of treatment and I still have a yeast infection?
    I have been using the off brand Monistat 7 and tonight is my last dose but I still have a yeast infection. Can someone please tell me what the most effective way of treating a yeast infection is and how to prevent them? I am open to home remedies as well. Also, what causes yeast infections. I know antibiotics can because I get one every time I am on antibiotics but what else causes them?

    • ANSWER:
      As you may already know, candida, the bacteria that causes yeast infections lives in the vagina. There is always a small amount of it but because the vagina itself is acidic with a Ph between 3-4 it is controlled, and doesnt bother at all. Ok, so you know about antibiotics, but any other factor (like soap, ovulation, condoms or any type of birth control ) that changes your vaginas Ph and makes it less acid is giving the candida a environment that is perfect for it to grow.

      Now about the remedy, give the monistat some time to work, but I recommend you to take Some Apple cider vinegar dilute it in some fresh water and sit on that mixture, in a tub or in a bucket, allowing your legs to be just a little open. Believe me THIS WORKS.
      Do it at often as you can :)
      Hope I helped!

  20. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any swimmer's ear home remedies?
    Got water in my right ear three day's ago and now it's really bothering me. I did some online research, but found nothing from anyone with personal experience (and I'm scared to try some of them). Please don't recommend doctors, as I will be going to a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner Monday if there isn't substantial improvement. So yeah, home remedies from people with experience would be great; even if it helps a bit until Monday.

    Thanks a bunch.

    • ANSWER:
      Read some of the articles on here, http://www.naturalnews.com/GoogleSearchResults.html?q=water+in+ear&cx=010579349100583850635%3Aw_kzwe9_yca&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&sa.x=0&sa.y=0&siteurl=www.naturalnews.com%2F001535.html#1368

      It's nice seeing that someone is educated and not going to a conventional doctor to get antibiotics and get candida or something and is actually trying to cure themselves naturally.

  21. QUESTION:
    Will eating flavored yogurt help a yeast infection?
    I just bought flavored yogurt and then realized that that's not so good for a yeast infection because of the sugar. I wouldn't use that to put into my vagina because I realize how bad that could be (feeding the yeast and all), but will it make the infection worse if I just eat it? Will it help clear up the infection?

    Also, do you have any other general advice for a yeast infection? Any recommended over-the-counter things, home remedies, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections aren't that easy to permanently get rid of. Many products can temporarily relieve the symptoms, but a long term treatment approach will be your best bet to completely elliminate it.

      One of the more popular and effective homeopathic solutions is yeastrol. It's very effective at treating vaginal, penile and oral yeast infections.

      What you can also do to speed your recovery is to change you diet in a way that will starve the yeast organisms (Candida).

      Things that you should remove from your diet are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour,
      alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      Things to add to your diet are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Another thing to keep in mind is that both you and your partner should consider the diet change/yeastrol treatment as you can be passing the infection back and forth between you.

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      I've included the link to their website if you're interested

  22. QUESTION:
    What causes you to get a yeast infection?
    What are the causes to a yeast infection? What are some home made remedies that can help cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      Candidiasis, commonly called yeast infection, is the most frequent infection acquired by women and is one of the most common reasons that women consult healthcare professionals. Yeast infections result from an overgrowth of a species of fungus called Candida albicans. Fungi are larger and more complex than bacteria. Yeast is unicellular fungus that thrives in warm, moist environments such as the mouth and vagina. Problems occur when there is an overgrowth of yeast, commonly occurring with pregnancy, use of oral contraceptives, poor nutrition, antibiotic therapy, diabetes, and other immunosuppressed disorders.

  23. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for a male yeast infection?
    What is the Best Home remedies for a male yeast infection..anybody, please help

    • ANSWER:
      Anti fungus medications for Athlete's Foot, available from you local pharmacy or supermarket.
      This is most affective for the tinea infections (ringworm, athlete's foot, jock itch). For candida infections (thrush) there are alternative off-the-shelf creams.
      Also, Head & Shoulders, ZP11 and other anti-dandruff hair shampoos also contain anti-fungal agents so you might try these first as they are usually easily at hand.

  24. QUESTION:
    how do i cure chronic bacteria infections?
    is there a natural cure or remedy for chronic bacteria infections? ive tried preventing them in all of the typical ways doctors tell you to and nothing works. the medicine is useless too. i would appreciate some info on any at home remedies. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I dont know where exactly are you having this infection but try the following stuff

      a. Yogurt:

      b. Douching:
      A boric acid douche is an ideal alternative to acidify the vaginal pH. Can be used for vaginal infection. A vinegar douche, made by mixing one tablespoon of vinegar per quart of warm water, is also as effective.

      c. Beta-dine and gentian violet:
      Beta-dine and gentian violet are excellent in countering Candida vulvovaginitis. Betadine is an effective antiseptic iodine solution.

      d. Oxygen healing therapies:
      Oxygen healing therapies have proven successful for treating candidiasis with intravenous hydrogen peroxide.

      e. Homeopathy:
      The all encompassing homeopathy comes to the rescue here too, as over the counter homeopathic treatments are readily available. Common ingredients used in its preparations are pulsatilla and sepia. Specific treatments can also be designed for treating individual cases.

      g. Nutritional supplements:
      The antioxidants in vitamins, like vitamins A, C, D and E, as well as, B complex, help in treating bacterial infection. Topical applications of vitamin E from prepared creams or powdered capsules help relieve itching.

      h. Dietary restrictions:
      Foods that yeast organisms thrive on, like cheese, alcohol, chocolate, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, fruits, fermented foods or those containing molds, like blue cheese, should be avoided.

      i. Warm bath:
      An ordinary warm bath or a shallow sitz bath can be very soothing. But don’t use soap, as it leaches out the skin’s natural oils that act as the body’s natural lipid barriers against germs.

      j. Cold compresses:
      If swelling and itching is making you feel miserable, cold compresses can help. When you place a cold washcloth across the affected area, it causes the blood vessels to constrict and makes the area less red and swollen.

      Get well soon!

  25. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection and home remedies?
    I've been pretty uncomfortable for the last few days in my downstairs. It's pretty itchy but I'm wondering about one of my symptoms. I have this weird clumpy discharge that has a sort of doughy consistency and reeks like bread. Is this for sure a yeast infection? Do you have any good home remedies? Also, I'm still a virgin.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi PyramidH,
      It certainly sounds like you have a yeast infection and I see someone has already wrongly advised you to take antibiotics, let me briefly explain what a yeast infection is and how you can safely get rid of it and why taking antibiotics does more harm than good.

      ANTIBIOTICS are probably the leading cause of vaginal yeast infections in American women, and are a great example of the important principle that by using technology to solve problems, we create other problems. Say you take an antibiotic to cure your sinus infection. The antibiotic kills the unwanted bacteria in your sinuses, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in your crotch, upsetting the balance of your vaginal ecosystem, allowing the yeast to take over. (Antibacterial deodorant soap can have the same effect.) Most women have problems with only a few types of antibiotics, or with prolonged antibiotic treatment. Others get yeast infections every time they take antibiotics.

      Yeast is a fungus that normally lives in the vagina in small numbers. A vaginal yeast infection means that too many yeast cells are growing in the vagina . These infections are very common. Although they can bother you a lot, they are not usually serious

      Most yeast infections are caused by a type of yeast called Candida albicans.

      A healthy vagina has many bacteria and a small number of yeast cells. The most common bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus, help keep other organisms-like the yeast-under control.
      When something happens to change the balance of these organisms, yeast can grow too much and cause symptoms. Taking antibiotics sometimes causes this imbalance. The high estrogen levels caused by pregnancy or hormone replacement therapy can also cause it. So can certain health problems, like diabetes or HIV infection.

      If you practice good genital hygiene, you can help prevent infection.

      Keep your vaginal area clean. Use mild, unscented soap and water. Rinse well.

      After using the toilet, wipe from front to back to avoid spreading yeast or bacteria from your anus to the vagina or urinary tract.

      Wear underwear that helps keep your genital area dry and doesn't hold in warmth and moisture. One good choice is cotton underwear.

      Avoid tight-fitting clothing, such as panty hose, and tight-fitting jeans. These may increase body heat and moisture in your genital area.

      Change out of a wet swimsuit right away. Wearing a wet swimsuit for many hours may keep your genital area warm and moist.

      Change pads or tampons often.

      Don’t douche or use deodorant tampons or feminine sprays, powders, or perfumes. These items can change the normal balance of organisms in your vagina.

      PyramidH if you're like most Yeast Infection sufferers, the reason you're having such a hard time getting rid of your yeast infection is because you're using methods that couldn't possibly work, physiologically speaking. Not only that, you could be utterly destroying your delicate internal balance and your health and making your Yeast Infection worse in the process!

      Even the natural products that promise to kill the source of the infection (e.g. killing Candida Albicans) do not work because Candida is a naturally occurring yeast that is found in everybody and the only way to get rid of it is to neutralize the environment that encourages its overgrowth, not by killing the yeast.

      Only by tackling the real underline cause, the correct circumstances that promote the growth of candida and the exact source of Candida in the body following a complete multidimensional holistic program will result in the complete elimination and prevention of Candida yeast infection and gaining back your health

      PyramidH below is a link to my website where you will find all the help you need.

  26. QUESTION:
    its drinking baking soda with water good for a yeast infection?
    please please help .? would it work if i drink baking soda . does any one know about any other home remedy .

    • ANSWER:
      Baking soda would be good for heartburn, but not yeast infection. Over the counter meds may relieve some of the symptoms, but often natural remedies can help the body to over come the root of the problem so that it doesn`t just keep coming back again and again.

      For immediate relief try douching with organic apple cider vinegar. It will kill the bacteria that causes the infection. After you get it under control you can add apple cider vinegar to your bath water a couple of times a week which will be good for your skin along with helping prevent a recurrence of your yeast infection.

      Learn to eat more garlic. Garlic can help your yeast infection and it`s causes from with-in. Garlic is one of the most tested foods and herbs and countless test show it helps kill bacteria including the kind that causes this problem.

      In addition to Garlic, you need to include some fermented foods into your weekly diet. In the west the most common is yogurt. I am not a big believer in milk products. I would recommend Eastern style fermented foods such as Korean Kimchi or Japanese Natto or Miso Paste or Indian Tempeh. All are good choices and delicious. These foods contain natural probiotics which will help if you have an over growth of candida which can lead to increased yeast infections.

      If you want something sweet, try eating cinnamon. German and Japanese researchers have found this to aid in killing candida.
      Hope this helps.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you get a yeast infection?
    Can you get them from sex and is there any home remedy to get rid of it or do i have to got to the docter???
    what are symtoms of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast organisms are always present in all people, but are usually prevented from "overgrowth" (uncontrolled multiplication resulting in symptoms) by naturally occurring microorganisms.

      At least three quarters of all women will experience candidiasis at some point in their lives. The Candida albicans organism is found in the vaginas of almost all women and normally causes no problems. However, when it gets out of balance with the other "normal flora," such as lactobacilli (which can also be harmed by using douches), an overgrowth and symptoms can result. Pregnancy, the use of oral contraceptives, engaging in vaginal sex after anal sex in an unhygenic manner, and using lubricants with glycerine have been known to be causally related to yeast infections. Also, antibiotics, and diabetes mellitus can lead to an increased incidence in yeast infections.

      In immunocompetent people, candidiasis can usually only be found in exposed and moist parts of the body, such as:

      the oral cavity (oral thrush)
      the vagina and/or vulva (vaginal candidiasis or thrush)
      folds of skin in the diaper area (diaper rash)
      Candidiasis is the second most common cause of vaginal irritation or vaginitis, and can also occur on the male genitals, particularly in uncircumcised men.

      In immunocompromised patients, the Candida infection can involve the esophagus and can become systemic, causing a much more serious condition, fungemia.

      Children, mostly between 3 and 9 years old, can be affected by chronic mouth yeast infections. It is normally seen around the mouth as white patches. However, this is not a very common condition.

      Symptoms include severe itching, burning, and soreness, and irritation of the vagina and/or vulva, and a whitish or whitish-gray discharge that may have a "yeasty" smell like beer or baking bread. It may resemble cottage cheese.

      Many women mistake the symptoms of the more common bacterial vaginosis for a yeast infection. In a 2002 study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, only 33 percent of women who were self treating for a yeast infection actually had a yeast infection. Instead they had either bacterial vaginosis or a mixed-type infection. Currently, bacterial vaginosis can only be diagnosed by a doctor.

      Candidiasis is alleged to be successfully treated either with home remedies or, in the case of a more severe infection, with either over-the-counter substances or prescription antifungal medications. Home remedies for candidiasis include the consumption or direct application of yogurt, which contains lactobacillus (probiotics, "friendly" bacteria that kill yeast), acidophilus tablets or salves, and even lightly crushed cloves of garlic, which yield allicin, an antifungal. Boric acid has also been used to treat yeast infections when gelcaps are filled with boric acid powder and two are inserted at bedtime for three to four nights.

      While home remedies can offer relief in minor cases of infection, seeking medical attention can be necessary because the extent of the infection sometimes cannot be judged well by the sufferer. Prescription medication is often the only solution to an infection; the antifungal drugs commonly used to treat candidiasis are topical clotrimazole, topical nystatin, fluconazole, and topical ketoconazole. In severe infections (generally in hospitalized patients), amphotericin B, caspofungin, or voriconazole may be used. These medications are not effective against the more common bacterial vaginosis.

      If indicated, an underlying reason should be looked for. As an example, oral candidiasis is often linked to the use of inhaled corticosteroids in asthma medication. Patients on long term inhaled corticosteroids should rinse their mouth after each dose of steroids. It can also be the first sign of a more serious condition, such as HIV. Babies with diaper rash should have their diaper areas kept clean, dry, and exposed to air as much as possible. Sugar assists the overgrowth of yeast; thus, the increased prevalence of yeast infections in patients with diabetes mellitus, as noted above. In the case of frequent yeast infections, sugar can be looked to as a culprit and should be avoided.

      As Candida spp. originates in the gut, some control may be exerted during an infection, and prior or between infections to control outbreaks. The fungus requires processed starches such as gluten as well as sugars. Dairy products may also contribute. As such, avoiding glutens, sugars, and dairy products may be termed an "avoidance diet" by some practitioners, and others as the "Candida control diet".

      It is important to consider that Candida is part of the human body's normal flora, and an infection is more a "bloom" than the work of a parasite, as in the case of some bacterial infections. Despite this, Candidiasis is sometimes misdiagnosed by medical personnel as bacterial in nature, and treated with antibiotics. This can lead to eliminating the yeast's natural competitors for resources, and increase the severity of the condition.

      Furthermore, extensive antibiotic treatment can lead to candidiasis, with probiotics sometimes being recommended.

      Following the health tips at vulvovaginal health can help prevent vaginal candidiasis. Local treatment may include vaginal suppositories or medicated douches.

      click here:http://www.msu.edu/user/eisthen/yeast/

  28. QUESTION:
    How can one get rid of thrush?
    Since i have been pregnant my oral hygiene has change quite considerably. I know that is normal but seeing a dentist is just not in my budget right now. When i saw my OB she told me i had thrush and should see my doctor. I have made an appointment with my doctor but it seems too far away and having thrush is very uncomfortable not to mention painful as well.
    Can anyone help me with a safe home remedy, even if its just temporary, I will see my doctor soon.

    • ANSWER:
      Thrush "candida albicans" is a fungus that can only be rid of by taking antibiotics. I would suggest seeing dentist first and remind them of your pregnancy. Sorry for the discomfort, there is no home remedy that i've ever heard of =)

  29. QUESTION:
    Anyone know what it is if everything you eat gives you bad gas?
    Seems like for the last week everything I have eaten has given me bad gas- like the kind that you feel all the way to your chest and in your back- This is really embarrassing to ask but I ain't ever had this problem before- Any ideas? And what do I do for it? Like home remedies please- I don't have insurance and cant afford to go to a doctor over it- so if anyone has any info please share. thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Google Candida Albicans and digestion. You will learn a lot about what caused it and how to get rid of the problem for good.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can you please give me at home remedies to get rid of my acne and tan?
    My face is full of little tiny acne and I want to gt rid of it. I also want paler skin and rosy cheeks. Are there any home recipies that you can easily make that is cheap and natural and will give me the criteria that I wanted? If so please give me some. I desperatly need my skin perfect in 2 weeks. :) Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      what you eat effects your skin the most! just youtube Dr. Mercola's youtube video about acne. he gives great info about how to cure it!! Acne is caused by candida.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural cure for candida? With no drugs or doctor?
    It's embarrassing as hell but I have a reoccurring yeast infection that will not turn loose of me. My doc prescribed some pills that do nothing for me. I am in the process of searching for a new quack to give me more worthless treatment, but in the mean time does anybody know of a home remedy that could give me some relief?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you diabetic? It might be a good idea to be checked to see if you are passing glucose in urine. (very important)
      There are OTC creams and ointments which might cure it. Make sure your partner is yeast free as well. Eat yogurt and drink buttermilk daily and cut out all sugar from your diet.

  32. QUESTION:
    Thrush spread to the milk ducts?
    If you suspect that the thrush has spread to the milk ducts will any of the home remedies work to clear it? I have shooting breast pain and painful nipples. Baby isn't showing any signs yet.

    • ANSWER:
      They may still work, and are worth a try. This link is to Dr Jack Newman's website which is great http://www.drjacknewman.com/help/Gentian%20Violet.asp

      You can also get a prescription from your doctor for Fluconazole that will clear it up in a couple of days if the gentian violet doesn't work. Again, I would follow Dr Newman's recommendations, even taking a printed copy of the dose into your doctor...sometimes they might prescribe a 'one-off' dose rather than the full course it should be
      http://www.drjacknewman.com/help/Candida-Protocol.asp

  33. QUESTION:
    I think I have a stomach flu, anyone know of any home remedies?
    I need to get better quick. I have three kids and my boyfriend starts a new job tomorrow.
    Since four nights ago I have had a low grade fever with body aches. Now today I have a large head ache, and throwing up. At times I'll have nothing to throw up so I'll dry heave and it really hurts.

    Does anyone know of how I can cure this fast with home ingredients?

    • ANSWER:
      Get on the internet and look up Colloidal Silver, DMSO, Dr. David Gregg, Candida Albicans.

  34. QUESTION:
    what is the best remedies for an active male fungal infection, genitals, my bro has it, and he is worried?
    any details. Because he's had it 4 months now, and he been trying to read on it, but nothing comes up, any remedies, drinks, foods, would cranberry juice help, we can't identify the infection, but what is the best sort of home remedy or food you can eat of drink to get rid of ANY INFECTION....HELP

    • ANSWER:
      He is most likely infected with the tinea cruris fungus, called Dobie's Itch, or more commonly known as "jock itch" . The fungus thrives in dark, sweaty and airless creases of skin. He can try using off the shelf anti-fungal creams, powder or spray used for Athlete's Foot. He should keep his genital area clean and dry and wear loose fitting clothing below the waist, or none at all when possible.
      If proprietary treatments don't work, he should get prescribed medication from his doctor, which is more efective and quicker acting.
      Get him to read all the info in the link below.
      Jock itch is very common, but alternatively, there is a slim chance the fungus could be candida (thrush), but the treatment and medicines will be similar.

  35. QUESTION:
    16 years old and I have a Yeast Infection. I can't tell anybody, please help?
    Ok so basically my vagina is very itchy, especially when I come out of the shower? It has been for about four days now, last night I tried bathing with a bit of vinegar and tonight it is itching still. I (sick I know) took a picture of the inside and it is all cream, and it looks similar to pictures of Yeast Infections. White gunky fluid comes out, and it smells awful. I DO NOT want to tell my Mum, OR see the Doctor.

    (I know it's awful and I should grow up, but I want to try a few home remedies first)

    Please what works? I have researched it but I am seriously quite worried.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infection is the more common term for the fungal infections candidiasis or thrush. Yeast infection is called as such because the fungal infection is caused by the species candida, or the yeast family.

      More you got here: http://www.qwhatis.com/what-is-yeast-infection/

  36. QUESTION:
    How can I treat penile fungi?
    I know is a yeast infection I am not circumcised clotrimazol does not help and I am a virgin I can't go to a doctor any over the counter medications or home remedies please i am desperate can I just scratch the blisters off with a razorblade?

    • ANSWER:
      I have seen so many fungal infections on people in my life. They used every kind of anti-fungal creams and lotions but all failed. When I asked them about systemic symptoms they had all systemic symptoms. So it is my experience that I can't believe the one who has fungal infection on skin and he does not have other symptoms. So stop external treatment. It doesn't effect.

      Start Internal treatment.
      Here is the real treatment.
      1. Strict diet www.debkitt.com/resources/Candida%20Deto… at least 3 months
      2. Yogurt 250g
      3. Probiotics(Multibionta Probiotics)
      4. Ketoconazole(Nizoral) 100mg (half tablet)
      5. Chicken and meat
      6. Eggs
      7. Almonds without skin and pistachios 200g

      You should not take any tablet or medicine with Ketoconazole.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is Sarah Summers Natural Cure For Yeast Infection?
    I don't want any other cure. Just this cure. Please. I don't want those home remedies that can easily be found through googling. I know them all. And creams and stuff like that are no help at all. I NEED THIS REMEDY!
    Please...i'm begging u

    • ANSWER:
      Complete Relief from Yeast Infection in HOURS.

      Safe, 100% Natural and Drug Free.

      "At Last Infections can be eliminated FAST and For Good"
      Cure Your Yeast Infection, Guaranteed

      Sarah Summer

      March , 2008
      #670, 286 Main Street
      Exeter, Ontario
      Canada
      f you are looking for an FAST, Safe, Effective and All-Natural Cure for Yeast Infection.

      Then this is likely the most important report you will ever read.

      Dear Internet Friend

      Hello my name is Sarah Summer, I am a Health Researcher and the Editor of the medical publication, www.The-Web-Doctor.info

      I am also a former yeast infection sufferer and know first hand how yeast infections can disrupt a persons life.

      Over the next few minutes I want to share with You valuable information you can use to cure your yeast infection.

      I want to share with you something NEW and IMPORTANT that I have DISCOVERED .

      There are Two Important Truths

      1....There are VERY FEW All-Natural treatments for yeast infection that are safe and effective.

      2....And there are HUNDREDS of dangerous drugs and internet remedies.

      Be Warned; there is some Good and some Very Bad advice on the Internet. Some internet remedies recommend using Boric acid. This toxic substance is a poison and has caused deaths. It has no place in anyone's home much less inside you!

      I will Honestly explain what works, what is safe and what is effective in treating yeast infection. And I will point out the dangers of other recommended treatments.

      GOOD Advice is hard to find, but look for some one who has done their research, can prove it and will stand by their recommendations. The good news is you have found it!

      I can tell you honestly that there is a Safe and Effective, All-Natural way to treat yeast infection. I will show you how to SAFELY and permanently rid yourself of yeast infection without drugs.

      Ask Yourself These Questions

      Do you want to Cure your yeast infection ?
      Do you want to know Why you Keep getting yeast infections?
      Do you want to Stop Painful Infections that always seem to happen at the worst possible time!
      Do you wonder "could I have a yeast infection" ?
      Do you wonder if you could have a chronic yeast infection?
      Do you want to stop the burning, nonstop itching, painful urination or vaginal discharge?
      Did you used to feel healthy, and want to regain that feeling again?
      Do you have rashes, on your skin, penis, or on your hands?
      Do you ever find you just seem to lack energy and can't explain why?
      Do you ever have unusual symptoms that you can't explain?
      Do you ever have problems with your appetite or food cravings?

      Do you ever...... "Just not feel like yourself"......And can't explain why?

      There is HELP !!!

      If you answered YES to any of the questions then I can help you. Did you know these could be symptoms of a yeast infection?

      If you are SUFFERING from any of these symptoms....take heart, there is a safe way to rid yourself from these problems. I am going to show you how you can break free from them. I’m here to help you get back your good health and the life you deserve!

      Typical Yeast Infection Symptoms

      Symptoms of Yeast Infection, Candida, Thrush

      •Painful Sex or Sexual dysfunction •Vaginal Odor •Premature Aging •Vaginal Discharge •Arthritis •Depression •Chronic Rashes •Tiredness or Fatigue •Poor Memory •Irritability •Joint Pain or Swelling •PMS •Feeling Rundown •Digestive pain •Muscle Aches •Short attention span •Hand pain •Hip and Knee Pain •Headaches •Acne •Respiratory Infections •Memory loss •Lowered Immune System •Lowered Self Esteem •Skin problems •Impotence •Gas •Hand pain •Depression •White Vaginal Discharge •Hypoglycemia •Menstrual Pain •Urinary disorders •Skin Lesion•Shortness of Breath •Food allergies •Learning and Memory problems

      Yeast Infection Symptoms Change

      Strange Yeast infection symptoms occur.They vary from person to person. And with one person the symptoms can change from day to day. These symptoms may vary based on the person's general health or genetic makeup. This is the one of the reasons that there are so many different symptoms.

      75% of the population, it has been estimated, suffer from some sort of yeast infection at some time in their life.

      To treat yeast infection you have to treat what caused the infection in the first place. The root cause. Everyone knows what a flare up of vaginal yeast infection or diaper rash is. You get some medicine and it clears up, right?

      But did you REALLY cure the infection or did you just treat the symptoms?

      Chronic Yeast Infection

      You treated the symptoms in most cases and the yeast infection is still there. Unless you treated the root cause of the yeast infection you have not solved the problem.

      IT'S STILL THERE???

      YES IT IS!!!

      There will still be a low level of the yeast cells present... just waiting until conditions are right for another Flare-up.

      Most people don't know what a chronic yeast infection is or the damage it can do. Many people become so accustomed to their symptoms they think their symptoms are simply just part of growing older or part of their lives.

      The Good News (finally!)
      It is a simple fact that yeast, thrush, and Candida can be cured permanently. Once and for all completely eliminated. You can treat the root cause of yeast infection. And you can do this easily and safely in the privacy of your home. Even if your doctor may have told you differently!

      Hard to believe, isn’t it?

      Since natural cures can not be patented by drug companies. These natural cures are not profitable for them. They do not spend money researching them and do not promote them. Drug companies are required by law to make a profit, and are not required by law to make drugs that help people. This shocking fact is not common knowledge.

      The Big, Fat Lie

      Think about it for a minute and decide your self....... Western medicine, Television, our doctors, magazines....every where we look....conditions us to believe that repeated doses of this drug or that antibiotic or this medication can cure all our ills.

      "You will feel better as long as you keep taking the drug". The drug companies want you to keep using their products. Over and over again. Do you really think they want to CURE YOU ....Or keep you coming back for more?

      Many of the treatments they offer are Band-Aids, masking symptoms, while the real problem is never addressed. Think VIOXX to treat arthritis. Premarin to treat menopausal symptoms. Insulin might be wonderful.....but it treats high blood sugar not the underlying cause of diabetes!!!!

      Did you Know there is something called "The Edmonton Protocol" that transplants Islet cells in the liver. It has been sucessfull in curing diabetes. There has been NO DRUG COMPANY FUNDING.

      It is CRAZY!!!

      Drugs, Drugs....DRUGS, they simply do not treat the root cause of the yeast infection. They mask the symptoms for a while. The yeast becomes Drug Resistant to the treatment and the infection comes back even worse than before, more pain, more suffering and more drugs.

      ...Well having thought about it for a minute.. What do you think?

      1.....This is a good and rational plan for my health.

      2.....THIS IS CRAZY!

      The Simple Truth

      Yeast infections of all kinds, have plagued humans throughout history. Long before the drug companies came along, people had yeast infections and had been treating them. Some how in the past people have been cured. That's what I set out to discover.

      How did people treat yeast infections before Drug Companies?

      I set out to discover a simple, safe but very effective, treatment for yeast infection that is All-Natural. Not only did I want to treat the yeast infection.I wanted to eliminate the root cause.

      Of course I didn't know if it was possible to discover this. But I set to work anyway and I can truthfully report I have "REDISCOVERED" those SECRETS.

      I can promise you that you can have complete relief from your yeast infection in a few hours. For just few pennies and using no Drugs In an All-Natural way.

      The Rest of My Story

      Dear Friend

      As I said earlier I was a former yeast infection sufferer. I want to tell you a truthful, if not slightly embarrassing, story. I was plagued with yeast infections for years. Occasional flare ups, trips to the doctor, prescription medications, hours of misery.

      I would get burning, itching, vaginal discharge, painful urination and pain during sexual intercourse. Sound familiar?

      My recurring yeast infection came back with a torturous vengeance. That was about three years ago. I was in extreme discomfort and visited my doctor. She confirmed what I already knew, but she told me this time it was different.

      "This Is a Serious Yeast Infection" my doctor said. The serious form of yeast infection occurs when the yeast actually turns into a mold form and sends out tentacles called hyphae, or roots, into the skin. Not only is it difficult to treat.

      My doctor said "It was Impossible to Cure". Further, she said that all the previous treatments we’d tried, merely controlled the symptoms, the infamous Band-Aid therapy. Now it was a serious, very serious, situation.

      Frustrated and with limited options. I turned to my husband Robert, who is also a medical researcher, for help. Together we explored every known treatment for yeast infection.

      Robert and I spent thousands of dollars and purchased every internet remedy we could find.
      We collected hundreds of medical documents about yeast infections.
      We spoke to infectious disease experts, researched yeast infections, Candida, thrush, and mysterious rashes.
      I "lived" in the medical library.
      Finally

  38. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies I can make and use to cure a yeast infection?
    If you know any good websites where I can ask a doctor "live & free" questions or any other websites that will give me good advice I would appreciate it. Thank you.
    I have used the over the counter 7 day vaginal cream, but it's very uncomfortable and I cannot sleep when I use it.
    Also, if you know any good websites where I can ask a doctor "live & free" questions or any other websites that will give me good advice I would appreciate it. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Samii,

      I have some in-expensive, 100% Safe and Natural Treatments you can try. Most importantly they work better than drugs because they help your body fight the infection off, working in synergy.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      4. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to help wipe out the infection.

      If you're interested in more natural vaginal yeast infection therapies, and how to know which are the most effective check out my source box below.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy medicine to get rid of an infection in my jaw/ ear? There's a small ball behind my ear.
    I cant take antibiotics because I have candida and it makes my condition worst. I dont think I have any good bacteria left because I seem to be getting infections that require 1500 mg of antibiotics that arer eally hard on my stomach and make me feel sicker than the actual infection. any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Antibiotics can be hard on your stomach, but that's really what you need to kill an infection. Otherwise it can spread into your blood stream and do serious damage to your organs. Try eating yogurt with active cultures and probiotics to counter-balance the stomach effects.

  40. QUESTION:
    home remedies for yeast infection?
    Yes I already made a doctor appoint but it is next week, I don't want to wait longer. I think I have this infection, what are some good home remedies? I have experienced some itching, and white stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infection is the more common term for the fungal infections candidiasis or thrush. Yeast infection is called as such because the fungal infection is caused by the species candida, or the yeast family.

      More you got here: http://www.qwhatis.com/what-is-yeast-infection/

  41. QUESTION:
    home remedies for a yeast infection, 13 year old?
    im 13 years old and i live with my dad. i wont be seeing my mom until this summer. over 2 months away.. and i have a yeast infection. i think its because i wear skinny jeans, but im not really sure. is there any home remedies that i can do without needing anything special. i cant talk about it with my dad. please help me..?/: its really itchy. and i need it to stopp ):
    so can i just wait until this summer.. or what?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi be happy .

      am sorry to hear about your infection but it is always good to get medical attention. However, you can take care of this infection on your own. It will require a trip to your local health food store and buy some items. Also you will need to change you diet for a limited time. Once you follow this, you will get rid of the infection and also candida ( yeast ) over-growth in your body:

      1. Choose cotton underwear and do not wear tight trousers (Moulds love warm, dark spaces with limited airflow).
      2. Avoid damp environments where airborne moulds are ever-present.
      3. Exercise everyday to relieve stress. Aerobic exercise is especially useful in treating candida as Candida and other fungi do not thrive in a high-oxygen environment. Also, fresh air and regular exercise have a positive effect on immunity.
      4. Cut all foods containing yeast including bread, pizza, crackers, pastries, muffins, mushrooms and ferments like soy sauce, cheese, tomato paste, beer and vinegar.
      5. Avoid refined carbohydrates as they are known to have a depressant effect on the immune system.
      6. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.
      7. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.
      8. Eat lots of leafy Green Veg's every time you are hungry.
      9. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed
      10. AVOID ALL SUGAR BASED FOODS

      This will starve the candida and reduce you inflammation so the when you see the doctor on the 11th he will be able to help you recover more quickly. But please this will require effort on your part and since you did take action by seeking help I know you can do what i suggested above . I can tell you from personally experience that this WORKS because I have done this myself

  42. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a yeast infection on my chest?
    A dermatologist told me that some marks on my chest were a yeast infection. I went to see him about something else so he didn't prescribe anything for that problem. Are there are natural remedies I can try? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections are caused by the organism Candida albicans. It is present in everyone every day, since it helps our bodies function. When the opportunity presents itself, whether it is due to stress, a lowered immune system, or other infection, Candida can grow out of control, causing the infection.

      Many people would prefer to skip a visit to the doctor for something as common. And trying to even get a doctor's appointment may take a week or more. Most prescription and over the counter medications are great for clearing up the symptoms, but they don't address the real issue. Using a home remedy can be more effective in clearing up the root cause of the infection.

      There are several home remedies. They are easy to use and effective most of the time. One of the most popular and often reached for home remedies is plain yogurt. When shopping, look for plain yogurt that contains live culture Lactobacillus acidophilus.

      This yogurt is applied directly to the infection. For a vaginal infection, the yogurt can be frozen in the shape of a tampon, and then inserted into the vagina for treatment. Alternatively, you can inject unfrozen yogurt into the vagina with a needle-less syringe, or you can dip a real tampon into the yogurt and insert it afterwards.

      Garlic is another effective home remedy for yeast infection. Garlic has anti-fungal qualities that make it very useful. Simply make a tampon-like shape out of the garlic cloves. Maybe sew them together with strong thread. Attach a string securely for easy removal. Insert into the vagina for several hours before removing. If the string comes off, you can remove the garlic cloves by sitting over the toilet and using your vaginal muscles to push them out.

      Another natural home remedy is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is from Australia, and contains many anti-fungal and anti-bacterial qualities. Mix a few drops of the oil (it is very potent) with a carrier oil like sweet almond oil or olive oil.

      Apply the mixture directly to the affected area. Tea tree oil can clear up an infection pretty quickly. If you are pregnant or nursing, you may want to discuss this with your care provider first, as tea tree oil is very strong.

  43. QUESTION:
    Discharge with an intense external itch?
    Also has a green tint to it. Thick and clumpy like cottage cheese. No odor. Home remedies? Im going to the doctor in the morning I just can't stand 2 go 2 sleep like this. The itching is horrible.

    Im on the nuvaring. Perhaps if I take it out? I know its wats causing this in the first place

    • ANSWER:
      Hi either yeast infection or something more sinister read below OK Cheers ♥

      Hi well what u describe sounds very much like what is below so read on Ciao ♥
      What is vaginal yeast infection?
      Simply put, the vaginal yeast infection is the irritation of the vulva and the vagina. The underlying cause of this infection is the overgrowth of the yeast or fungus Candida. Although this fungus is normally found only within the vaginal area, an overgrowth can cause potential harm. Statistically speaking, vaginal yeast infection occurs very commonly. Of all the women throughout the world, around 75 percent of them are infected with this at one time or another.
      What people should be aware of is that every woman is under the risk of getting this infection. This is more so if one is: under a lot of stress, lacks the proper amount of sleep; has a scanty diet or one that includes too much sugar intake; pregnant and sick; taking pills for birth control; under heavy antibiotics; or has diseases like HIV and diabetes.
      -- A strange dense, scentless, milky like vaginal discharge
      -- Undetermined hurt during sexual intercourse, some slight blood spotting.
      -- Uncontrolled itchiness and a burning feeling in the vagina and the skin rounding the vagina (vulva).
      -- Undetermined puffiness of the vulva.
      -- An inflamed burning sensation during urination
      Regardless of how many or few symptoms occur, the infection may either be severe or mild, so one should consult a doctor as quickly as possible. This is because the symptoms for vaginal yeast infection are very similar to that of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as gonorrhea or Chlamydia.
      How can vaginal yeast infection be treated?
      Simply put, vaginal yeast infections can be treated and cured with the use of certain anti-fungal medicines that can come in many forms like suppositories inserted in the vagina, ointments, tablets and creams. The most popular medications are terconazole, tioconazole, nystatin, miconazole, clotimazole, and butoconazole. Most of these are readily available over-the-counter at various grocery stores and drug stores. Another known medication is fluconazole, and it can be taken per dosage as prescribed by a doctor.
      Unfortunately, like other infections, vaginal yeast infection may sometimes develop antibodies against medication. Thus, it is a must that one does not use these medicines unless she is completely sure of having the infection. Make sure that the doctor has confirmed it after a thorough check-up. Stick to the medicine prescribed by the doctor and stay away from dubious medical remedies.
      Self-Medication May Worsen the Infection - It is a must that doctors look into the condition before using any medicine. Pregnant women, those who have been diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection before, as well as those who have repeated yeast infection conditions should first check with their doctors before using any form of treatment. Should one plan to use these over-the-counter medications, it is essential that she understand and follow the instructions so that she will get the full effect.
      So as to avoid vaginal yeast infection, women must: Avoid using douches. Avoid using scented products for hygienic purposes like tampons, pads, sprays, and bubble baths.
      Change tampons and pads frequently during periods. Avoid wearing tight clothes and underwear that are made from synthetic fibers. use cotton instead, And take off exercise clothes and wet swimsuits as quickly as possible.
      Contrary to popular belief, it is very rare for one to contract vaginal yeast infection through sexual activity. It is when one's immune system is weakened that a woman becomes highly susceptible to this infection
      Vaginal yeast infection is a condition that can be treated with proper medication and good hygiene practices.
      http://www.healthnetwork.com.au/women/vaginal-yeast-infections.asp

  44. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for male thrush?
    I know i should probably go to the dr but they will just prescribe me a bunch of nasty chemicals. Any natural home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      It is caused by the candida fungus, so any anti-fungal treatment will help, even the ones for Athlete's Foot, but there are specialist treatments which are more effective at targeting candida.
      Everything is a chemical, whether it is sold as a proprietary manufactured brand or extracted from herbs in your kitchen.
      If you don't mind your skin going blue or purple, gentian violet or potassium permanganate are very effective fungicides.

  45. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for male thrush?
    I know i should probably go to the dr but they will just prescribe me a bunch of nasty chemicals. Any natural home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, try the candida diet:

      http://www.thecandidadiet.com/

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I help my son focus?
    I have a 2nd grader that I home school and he is impossible to keep on task. I have to fight with him constantly to sit down and do his work. He will find anything and everything to distract himself. He is being tested for ADD in a few weeks, but in the meantime do any of you home school moms (or dad) have any suggestions to help me keep my sanity?

    And if you don't home school please save your "send him to public school" judgments to yourself.

    • ANSWER:
      You might try supplementing with krill or fish oil. My oldest daughter is dyslexic and experienced improvement after taking fish oil. I also just saw a study that said kids with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, etc, performed 20% better after taking a fish oil supplement for 6 weeks. The cortex of your brain is made up of fat. If you aren't getting the right kinds of fat, it's harder for the right and left side to connect making ADD, ADHD and Dyslexia worse.

      You may also want to check for Candida Overgrowth. My youngest son had candida when he was 7yo and couldn't keep his train of thought for anything. If your son has ever had antibiotics there is a possibility that he may be experiencing the effects of Candida Overgrowth. It's makes your brain feel fuzzy and it's hard to focus. Check your local health food store for remedies for that. We alternated a Wormwood/Black Walnut extract with Acidophulus an hour later. Candida is a yeast and the Wormwood/Black Walnut Extract kills it. The Acidophulus replenishes the good bacteria in your stomach.

      Another thing you may want to consider is that your child may have a Kinesthetic Learning Style. Children with this kind of learning style need to move around and touch things in order to learn.
      http://www.learning-styles-online.com/style/physical-bodily-kinesthetic/

      You might want to have your son take a learning style survey and see how he learns best. There are all kinds of free learning style surveys online. Here's one I've used before:
      http://www.learning-styles-online.com/inventory/

      I don't know how long you've been homeschooling but learning doesn't have to be done sitting at a desk or sitting period. If you feel that some of his learning needs to be done while sitting, try alternating 5-15 minute periods of sitting with 5-15 minute periods of activity. Put the timer where he can see it and let him know that he's going to be able to get up and move around when the timer goes off. I used to have a friend with a son who learned best while moving around. He bounced a ball while answering questions or verbally spelling words or reciting math tables. I often let my kids play with Historical Toobs while I read to them. They enjoy moving the little figures around while hearing about another time and way of life.

      Keep in mind that the hardest thing I've ever had to fight was my public school upbringing. I've been homeschooling for 12+ years now and I still fight the "sit at a desk to learn" mentality.

      Second grade is still really young. You didn't say if you'd been homeschooling from the start or if you'd recently pulled him out of school. If you recently pulled your ds out of school you'll want to give him time to adjust to being home. Search for Deschooling online. The term refers to the period of time right after you pull your child out of school. It takes time for them to adjust to being home with you. I've always believed in starting as you mean to go on but with homeschooling that doesn't always work. Sometimes the kids need a period of time to get their bearings and regain their love of learning.

      Enjoy your homeschool journey!
      Seana

  47. QUESTION:
    Is there any home remedies for psoriasis?
    My 15 year old daughter has had psoriasis for almost a year now. It is quite painful. She cant take showers or baths without it hurting. We are not sure what type it is.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis and Eczema are similar in underlying problems that cause it. The reason you have Psoriasis or Eczema is most likely an adrenal gland and fat metabolism problem. All the cremes, drugs, and other so called modern day medicine cures are ridiculous and doctors need to go back to school or better yet, change where they went to school. The drug companies that fund these schools prey on the ignorance and end up making a lot of money on this problem. You can get real relief from either of these problems forever and it only takes a few months.

      If you are not getting good sleep at night ( 1 - 2 REM sleep periods ), this will not allow your adrenal glands to recharge properly and cause them to not work properly.

      You need to eliminate ALL hydrogenated oils and especially genetically modified oils like Canola & Soybean. These are all being genetically altered and wreak havoc with your bodies immune system and fat digestion. Don’t be like a lot of uninformed Americans that eat these “vegetable” oils that are creating huge digestive problems.

      Your liver and gall bladder need to be taken care of because if they are not working properly, you will not digest your fats correctly and this will cause the problem. Drugs like the Prednisone will damage your liver and the Magnesium Stearate they put in the tablets will suppress your immune system. If you are eating a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fats, this is a big problem because the low fat diet will cause the bile in your gall bladder to become very viscous and not work properly, hence, not digest your fats properly. You need a diet that is balanced at 30% protein, 40% carbohydrates, and 30% fats to be healthy.

      Any scars on the front of your body's torso could play a big role in this problem because the scar from the episiotomy will reflex to your adrenal glands and reduce the energy to a point where they won't work properly and cause this problem.

      To correct these problems, if it were me, I would do the following and expect results very quickly.

      Stop all medications unless your doctor tells you that you cannot stop, but make sure any steroids you have taken or are taking is slowly eliminated if you are taking these. Once you have stopped them, you are going to have to deal with lots of other digestive issues they have messed up.

      Buy some "pink sea-salt." This is salt that contains minerals and other ingredients that will help your problem. Take at least 1/2 teaspoon of this per day.

      Any drugs you have taken, killed your intestinal flora and you have Candida Albicans (yeast problem) that you are now going to have to deal with. This has stopped your body from producing “B” vitamins naturally. If you are itching, getting styes, ringworm, etc. that is typical of this problem, this is most likely a good reason for this. It's not enough to take B vitamin pills to fix this, it won't, especially if you get the “B” Vitamins in a tablet from from drug stores or health food stores. You need to eat lots of fermented foods, like keifer, sauerkraut, miso (a good brand is Yamabuki), yogurt, etc.

      I stongly suggest you go to this web site: www.healthline.cc (not .com) or call them at: (310) 320 – 1123 and order the "Max Stress B" product. I would take 1/4 teaspoon day one, and then increase it daily up to 2 teaspoons after one week. This is a very potent form of “B” Vitamin source that contains the "end chain" B's and is highly assimilated by the body. This will stop any itching you may have also within a couple days.

      I would also purchase from the same company a product called Adrenal Complex. I would take 9 to 12 of these at breakfast each day and NOT after 12:00 noon because it will keep you up at night. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need these herbs to go to work on your deficiencies.

      If you follow this routine, you should see very positive results within a few weeks to 2 months and it should not return.

      I would also change my diet to heavy omega 3 fatty acid foods such as WILD fish (not farm raised), Beef from grass fed cows (very high in omega 3 fatty acids), unlike the high omega 6 fatty acid garbage beef from grain fed cows sold in commercial grocery stores, flax seed products. Eliminate sugars, especially sodas (even diet sodas), white flour breads. This feeds the Candida and the phosphoric acid in the sodas is binding the calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, etc. preventing absorption.

      I would also purchase from that company the Betaine HCL and activator, as well as the digestive enzyme and take 2 to 3 Betaine HCL and 1 to 2 activators and take after each meal, and one digestive enzyme with each meal. I would also purchase the probiotic and take one in the morning and one at night. I would take it with keifer milk. You can take this even if you are lactose intolerant. Additionally, I would go to: www.organicpastures.com and find out local sources or order from them ALL their RAW milk products, including milk, colostrum, raw butter, etc. This is very good for you.

      All this will change your life. It really works. Then when you don't have the symptoms anymore, tell your doctor and educate him on how the body works. I hope he appreciates the advice, because you will not be going to him for medications and his services anymore for this problem.

      good luck to you

  48. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for vaginal soreness?
    You know when you have too much sex and you get that random sore, itchy, swelling? Are there any home remedies that can cause this to go away faster or help it in any way?

    • ANSWER:
      Home remedies to stop vaginal itching -----through eliminating candida infection can be done through dabbing apple cider vinegar mixed with garlic and water. In this concoction, the vinegar part will try to control the growth of the infection while the garlic temporarily stops the vaginal itching. It would also be better to use organic apple cider vinegar. With this home remedy, both infection and itching are given focus. This method is one of the best home remedies to stop vaginal itching as well as its infectious source.

  49. QUESTION:
    What are the best home remedies for exezma and also for vertigo?

    • ANSWER:
      I had terrible eczema for years. My doc finally ordered a comprehensive test from Great Smokies Lab...I've been rid of eczema for 5 years now! My son developed eczema and I did the same test for him, it came out negative! So we had him tested for gluten allergy through EnteroLab. Turns out, he has a gluten allergy which was causing his eczema and hives. And for me it was candida overgrowth and parasitic infestation causing the eczema and hives! So it's important to do good testing to determine the underlying cause of the eczema and then treat accordingly. Best of luck to you!


candida home remedies

Candida Holistic Treatment

A Natural Approach To Candida Albicans

Finally,Candida albicans is now becoming recognized as a multifaceted medical syndrome. Chronic candidiasis, or the yeast syndrome is thought to generate a wide variety of symptoms in virtually every system of the body, with the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous, and immune systems being the most susceptible. Oddly enough, candida albicans is just one of the many types of fungi that live and grow inside most human bodies. In general, candida causes no harm; our bodies are endowed with probiotic (or "friendly") bacteria and immune cells that keep it restrained. Best case scenario would be that the fungi live harmoniously in the inner warm creases and crevices of the digestive tract and in the vaginal tract in women.

Sometimes, however, certain medication, high-sugar diets, allergies, and other factors can all cause the friendly bacteria to die, allowing candida free to proliferate unchecked in parts or all of the body. In addition, when this yeast overgrows, or when immune system mechanisms are exhausted, or when the normal lining of the intestinal tract is harmed, the body can absorb yeast cells, particles of yeast cells, and various toxins.

The medicinal name for this overgrowth is candidiasis, but most of us call it thrush or a yeast infection. You can pinpoint thrush as it is marked by soft white patches in the oral cavity, around the anus, or on the skin. It has been observed quite frequently in babies and the elderly, but people with badly compromised immune systems are also quite vulnerable. Then there is the all too common vaginal yeast infection that causes burning, itching, and soreness in the vagina, along with a thick, sticky discharge.

On some occasions, the fungus spreads all over the body and is then a condition called systemic candidiasis. Unfortunately, this disorder may generate a wide variety of symptoms and is characterized by the person feeling, "sick all over". Sadly, many doctors who are not familiar with systemic candidiasis will tell the patient that there is nothing wrong. In cases where the person's immune system is dramatically compromised, systemic candidiasis can actually poison the blood.

Widespread use and abuse of antibiotics is becoming alarming, not only because of the chronic candidiasis epidemic, but also due to the development of "superbugs" that are resistant to currently available antibiotics.

Harmonizing treatments, which highlight therapies that reduce the levels of candida to normal levels, are the optimal ways to put an end to this condition. Depending on the person, several steps are almost often needed for success in treating the overgrowth. The underlying cause is what you have to focus on. One of the more apparent objectives is to eliminate or, at the very least, cut down on simple sugars, alcohol and products that feed yeast.

There are also quite a few natural agents with proven actions against Candida albicans. Here are a few

Caprylic acid—This is a naturally occurring fatty acid, and has been known to be an effective antifungal compound. It is readily absorbed in the intestines, so it is more beneficial to utilize timed-released or enteric-coated formulations.

Oregano Oil—A recent study compared the anti-candida effect of oregano oil to that of caprylic acid. The results were that oregano oil is over 100 times more potent than caprylic acid against candida. Volatile oils are associated with causing heartburn, so enteric-coated oregano oil is recommended to ensure delivery to the small and large intestines. Take between meals.

Probiotic—Take a product containing at least 4 billion active organisms twice daily, thirty minutes after a meal. Acidophilus and bifidus are some of the friendly bacteria which fight candida and prevent its overgrowth. I like a product called Bio-K, which you can find in the refrigerated section of your local health food store. Daily use of an effective probiotic is ESSENTIAL to recovery.

Grapefruit seed extract—Many alternative practitioners rely on this herb for its anti-candida properties. In addition to being effective as antifungals in the digestive tract, citrus seed extracts also kill off parasites like giardia and blastocystis hominis. If you take them an hour before or after meals you can avoid any upset stomach it might cause.

Garlic—Garlic has demonstrated significant antifungal activity. Studies have shown that its inhibition of Candida albicans in both animal and test tube (in vitro) studies has shown it to be more potent than nystatin, gentian violet, and six other reputed antifungal agents. Why The answer is allicin—the pungent and odorous principle of garlic.

Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) & Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)— Both herbs enhance immune function and Echinacea has been shown to have anti-yeast effects.

Gentian root (Gentiana lutea)—Taken at the beginning of each meal, it improves stomach acid levels and overall digestive function. Often used with other bitter herbs.

Boric Acid Suppositories—These are capsules that are filled with boric acid and have had extraordinary success rates for the treatment of Candida vulvovaginal infections. You can read more about it here.

Horopito leaves (Pseudowintera colorata)—These leaves are found only in New Zealand and have traditionally been used by the Maori people to treat fungal skin diseases. In 1982, a group from Canterbury University in New Zealand reported they had isolated a substance called polygodial in the leaves of New Zealand native, Pseudowintera colorata. The Canterbury University team grew cultures of Candida albicans and measured the zone of inhibition in these cultures produced by discs of polygodial extracted from the leaves of P.colorata. They found it was very effective at inhibiting Candida. In comparing it against the drug amphotericin B (which is commonly used to treat systemic mysoses), they found that polygodial gave larger zones of inhibition. Polygodial also suppressed Candida colony growth from day one, while amphotericin B required 3-4 days incubation.

In addition, in vitro studies by the Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand, show that dried P.colorata was twice as powerful at killing Candida albicans as sodium caprylate. In 1992, an open study conducted by New Zealand naturopaths for Forest Herbs Research Limited examined the therapeutic effects of capsules containing milled P.colorata and milled Anise seed (the product is called Kolorex), in patients diagnosed with chronic intestinal candidiasis. This study demonstrated a symptom improvement rate in 76% of cases. Lastly, there is no record of toxicity from oral ingestion or topical applications, and this was supported by a study done by Huntington Life Sciences in the UK.

If you have done your due diligence and covered all your bases, and still are unable to get well, there may be an underlying problem you have not addressed—intestinal permeability, also known as leaky gut syndrome. When the fungal form of candida works its way across the intestinal mucosa, it makes larger holes in the intestinal walls, allowing particles of food or bacteria to "leak" across this barrier. Leaky gut syndrome will not get better by itself or with a simple change in diet and a few antifungals. It can, however, be diagnosed by laboratory tests.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What can you eat to improve the smell of the vagina?
    I once read in a magazine a while back. And it listed some things that a female could eat or drink to improve the scent of her vagina (i.e. orange juice). However, this was under the circumstance where no disease was present. Because every woman has a different scent, some stronger than others, I just wanted to know if you knew of any other "remedies"? And this question is not being asked to completely wipe out the odor, but to control it. And please don't say wash because I know that is mandatory. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      * Plain Organic Yogurt - Plain organic yogurt contains lots of friendly and essential bacteria cultures that are essential in helping maintain normal vaginal pH levels and control vaginal odor. Yogurt can be soothing and provide relief when applied directly to an inflammed or irritated vagina. Although it is not necessary to buy organic yogurt as a natural way to get rid of vaginal odor, organic yogurt is probably a more holistic and natural way to get rid of vaginal odor. Many natural health sources cite that yogurt helps bacterial vaginosis and recommend yogurt treatment and even a yogurt douche for preventing vaginal odor.
      * Avoid all aged cheeses, sugar, alcohol, grains with gluten, and yeast products while trying to prevent vaginal odor. You can use a journal to keep track of what foods seem to be working with preventing vaginal odor or make a note of a certain foods that may have seemed to make vaginal odor worse or make symptoms flair up.
      * Acidophilus - Acidophilus can help restore friendly bacteria in the vagina. These friendly bacteria are necessary in maintaining the vaginal pH level and helping to control vaginal odor.
      * A bath in 3 cups of pure apple cider vinegar can also help prevent vaginal odor.
      * Garlic - Garlic is a powerful anti fungal with lots of great health properties. Garlic can easily be added to many meals or garlic drops and pills are available at most health food stores.
      * Fiber - Eating healthy fiber is recommended for treating vaginitis and vaginal odor
      * Pure Water - Drinking pure clean water is always beneficial for promoting health and well being. Being sufficiently hydrated can help the body flush out toxins associated with conditions like foul vaginal odor or bacterial vaginosis.
      * Breathe - nice deep breaths can provide oxygen and stress relief. High stress levels can contribute to vaginal odor and other vaginal conditions such as bacterial vaginosis, gardenella vaginosis, yeast infections or candida.

  2. QUESTION:
    How serious can a yeast infection get if gone unnoticed?
    I know they are pretty easy to take care of, but I am just wondering what could happen if I didn't pay any attention to it.

    • ANSWER:
      If you suffer from yeast infection then you must have experienced the confusion stemmed from conflicting advice and from information overload. Honest information about vaginal yeast infection or any other type of candida infection is harder to come by than ever before, and nearly everyone has been misled at one time or another. I know I have. I wasted literally thousands of dollars on candida treatment programs that didn’t “work out” and anti-yeast infection products that didn’t do anything.

      Furthermore, to successfully navigate through today’s jungle of misleading, dishonest and conflicting information, you're going to have to become a very shrewd and discriminating consumer.

      There are in fact, alternative, cheap, safe, natural and holistic health practices and methods necessary to permanently eliminate the symptoms of this disease and cure the root internal cause of yeast infection regardless of its type, location, or level of severity.

      You can get rid of yeast infections and you can do it from the comfort of your own home. There is a good guide about how to get rid of yeast infections and I put the link below. I hope this helps you out.

  3. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to cure an yeast infection?
    I was prescribed an antibiotic a week or two ago and now I believe it has given me a yeast infection. What's the best way to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,

      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. There is one really good article about why OTC over the counter prescriptions just dont work and why its actually becoming a problem in our society (bacterial resistance, pharma companies, etc). I dont know it just made alot of sense to me after I spent a few minutes reading around here, some good stuff. Keep in mind that this type medicine usually only provides a temporary or short term solution to your yeast infection, it will likely come back again
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  4. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?
    what are the symptoms of yeast infection what does the discharge look like does your vagina swell and get sore I only see discharge when I look inside theres none on my panties and no odor

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal Yeast Infections

      Vaginal yeast infections are numerous but the most common is itching which can be severe or mild.

      Other symptoms are:-
      * swelling of the vulva of the vagina;
      * the vagina may have a rash;
      * redness and burning of the vagina;
      * soreness and pain during sex;
      * a white and cottage cheese-like discharge, usually thick and without odor;

      When treated promptly with over-the-counter medicine it's likely to go away. Sufferers may have some or more of the symptoms above. Sufferers should be careful though. If these symptoms are persistent it may mean something serious like yeast syndrome has developed.

      Sometimes the usual candida yeast infections symptoms are accompanied by hidden signs which might be evidence of yeast syndrome. This is a dangerous condition which can be a silent killer when combined with life-threatening opportunistic diseases. There's a very interesting and informative yeast infections article explaining this further on EzineArticles.

      Many people have not realized yet that the cure of chronic yeast infections especially, requires more serious and comprehensive attention. The condition needs a holistic treatment and a change of lifestyle to permanently get rid of the vaginal yeast infections.

  5. QUESTION:
    Could my boyfriend have given me a yeast infection?
    I've never had a yeast infection and now I have one. I'm always very clean and healthy, but my boyfriend doesn't shower as often as he should. He's uncircumcised so I'm thinking it's his fault I have a yeast infection.

    IF this is the case, will simply showering before sex (no condom) keep me from getting another yeast infection, or does he need to be on antibiotics too?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Olivia,
      Candida can be transmitted between people by direct contact, and so can actually be a sexually-transmitted disease.

      so if you or your lover has an active infection you should be extra-careful to follow the safer sex guidelines: wash your hands or change your gloves in between touching your own crotch and your partner's, and keep your toys clean clean clean. And you should be aware that men can get yeast infections, often without obvious symptoms. It's not uncommon for a yeast-infected woman who has unprotected sex with a man to infect her lover, treat her own infection, and then get reinfected next time she has sex with him. If you think your male lover might have a yeast infection, get him some treatment, and practice safe sex at least until both of you are sure that your infections are gone

      Olivia you mention antibiotics, they are are probably the leading cause of vaginal yeast infections in American women, and are a great example of the important principle that by using technology to solve problems, we create other problems. Say you take an antibiotic to cure your sinus infection. The antibiotic kills the unwanted bacteria in your sinuses, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in your crotch, upsetting the balance of your vaginal ecosystem, allowing the yeast to take over. (Antibacterial deodorant soap can have the same effect.) Most women have problems with only a few types of antibiotics, or with prolonged antibiotic treatment. Others get yeast infections every time they take antibiotics.

      Olivia If you're like most Yeast Infection sufferers, the reason you're having such a hard time getting rid of your yeast infection is because you're using methods that couldn't possibly work, physiologically speaking. Not only that, you could be utterly destroying your delicate internal balance and your health and making your Yeast Infection worse in the process!

      Even the natural products that promise to kill the source of the infection (e.g. killing Candida Albicans) do not work because candida is a naturally occurring yeast that is found in everybody and the only way to get rid of it is to neutralize the environment that encourages its overgrowth, not by killing the yeast.

      Only by tackling the real underline cause, the correct circumstances that promote the growth of candida and the exact source of candida in the body following a complete multidimensional holistic program will result in the complete elimination and prevention of Candida yeast infection and gaining back your health.

      Olivia below is a link to my website where you will get all the help you need.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do I stop getting Yeast Infections and BV?
    I am a 21 year old not sexually active female. i have had reoccurring yeast infections for about 3 years. i am prone to all kinds of vaginal infection. i have also had bacterial vaginosis several times. I am really frustrated. Im allergic to the pill they usually give so I do capitals that you have to put in your vagina. My doctor knows I get these all the time but they do not know why I get them? I have been tested for everything and im clean, they are thinking its because of my auto-immune diseases is that is the case how can I stop them, if its not the case then what? I stop wearing thongs, changed soap ect Im so sick of this! Please Help!!!!!
    So all of you are saying to change my diet and this will help? Should I stop using the capitals the doctor gives me? and what is progotic whatever that word is you all said I should start taking?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast is actually Candida bacteria and it's obviously multiplying out of control in your system (everybody has some, but friendly bacteria usually keep it in check). When you take antibiotics they kill off the friendly bacteria and allow biofilms of candida to multiply out of control once you're finished the antibiotics. It's a vicious cycle. It's one of those "what doctors don't tell you" deals.
      For starters you have to take a high quality probiotic supplement for at least a few months. Forget yogurt, there's hardly any probiotic in it. Talk to a holistic nutritionist at your local health food store.
      You have to stop eating simple carbs/starches and sugar because candida feasts on it. Cut off its food supply.
      Auto-immune problems are really gut flora problems. 80% of your immune system is in your gut! It gets screwed up by such things as antibiotics and vaccines (yup).
      Go for the probiotics and diet changes. You'll see some improvement in about a week. Don't stop there.
      You're well off seeing a Homeopath or Naturopath for further consultation/treatment. Face it, your MD has already blown it.

  7. QUESTION:
    How to make my skin clear?
    I have freckles, pimples, blackheads (and wierd pimple lumps on my face,but there not that noticable) how do i get rid of them to make me skin as clear as possible?
    I want nice skin of how its ment to be without all the blackheads and pimples. Please help..
    Any advice WITHOUT me changing my diet.
    Just facewashes, special things to get rid of them? Like home remodys?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're looking for tips on how to get clear skin then this article will probably stand out from the rest. Unlike the other articles, I'm not going to insult your intelligence with miracle products to make a quick buck - what I've covered in this article is simply the best way to treat your acne that I have discovered after years of research.

      I Suffered From Acne at a very Young Age

      I started getting spots and what you would describe as mild acne at the age of 12, but little did I know then that it would progress into the much more serious case of cystic acne and that it would blight my confidence and put me at the centre of ridicule with my classmates.

      Desperate to get rid of my cystic acne that was prevalent and highly noticeable on my face, chest and back I went to the local doctor at the age of 14 to get treatment. Over the course of the next 4 years I was prescribed all sorts of drugs and medication including erythromycin, tetracycline, benzoyl peroxide and even roaccacutane, but nothing worked.

      I tried fasting, only eating vegetables, drinking gallons of water a day, supplementing with every single kind of vitamin I could find and I even starting putting odd mixtures such as psyllium husks on my face to help clear up my acne. Nothing worked. I decided to take matters into my own hands, did years of research on holistic remedies; I read everything I could find about the body and the root cause of spots and acne. It was only then that I started to make discoveries.

      Here's what I learned - How to get clear skin

      Through my extensive research, I found that acne is caused by excessive toxic buildup in the body. Toxins are poisonous, which is why your body will do all it can to remove them from the body.

      In a healthy spot free person, these toxins would be excreted through the liver, kidney and bowels, however in the unlucky amongst us who suffer from spots one of two things is happening: either the level of toxicity is too high for all toxins to be removed from the body, or the organs aren't filtering the toxins to their full capacity.

      If toxins can't be filtered out by the liver, kidney or bowels, then the only other way your body can remove these toxins from your system is through the skin. When that happens, pores become blocked, acne bacteria spread and spots break out.

      To Get Clear Skin You Must Do The Following

      Firstly, you must reduce the number of toxins that you are ingesting. It sounds easy but it is actually quite difficult because toxins can be caused through a wide variety of ways; poor diet, mercury tooth fillings, air pollution, chlorine in the swimming pool, allergic reactions, unbalanced hormone levels and even from Candida and leaky gut. The trick is to identify where the majority of your toxins are coming from and eliminate them. Some of this can be achieved through a blood test but often it requires a bit of experimentation through trial and error.

      Secondly, you need to improve the filtering capacity of your internal organs. The best way to do this is to internally cleanse the kidneys, liver and intestines to remove all the stagnant bile that has built up over time. Don't underestimate the power of internal cleansing - when I did my first liver cleanse I felt incredible - my eyes glowed, my overall well being improved and my skin was so much clearer.

      Everything else you read about applying substances to your face are only good for removing existing spots. Anything topical that you apply to the site of acne will not stop new spots from forming - for that you need to look deeper. If you reduce your toxicity and improve your liver, bowel and intestinal function then you'll have excellent results - I'm living and walking proof.

  8. QUESTION:
    will canesten help get rid of my constipation and yeast infection?
    i have all the symptoms of a yeast infection, but ive also been constipated and had a weird appetite lately... i was just tested about a month ago but i just want to know if taking the pill will help with my problems?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,
      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. There is one really good article about why OTC over the counter prescriptions just dont work and why its actually becoming a problem in our society (bacterial resistance, pharma companies, etc) I dont know it just made alot of sense to me after I spent a few minutes reading around here, some good stuff
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  9. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection and home remedies?
    I've been pretty uncomfortable for the last few days in my downstairs. It's pretty itchy but I'm wondering about one of my symptoms. I have this weird clumpy discharge that has a sort of doughy consistency and reeks like bread. Is this for sure a yeast infection? Do you have any good home remedies? Also, I'm still a virgin.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi PyramidH,
      It certainly sounds like you have a yeast infection and I see someone has already wrongly advised you to take antibiotics, let me briefly explain what a yeast infection is and how you can safely get rid of it and why taking antibiotics does more harm than good.

      ANTIBIOTICS are probably the leading cause of vaginal yeast infections in American women, and are a great example of the important principle that by using technology to solve problems, we create other problems. Say you take an antibiotic to cure your sinus infection. The antibiotic kills the unwanted bacteria in your sinuses, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in your crotch, upsetting the balance of your vaginal ecosystem, allowing the yeast to take over. (Antibacterial deodorant soap can have the same effect.) Most women have problems with only a few types of antibiotics, or with prolonged antibiotic treatment. Others get yeast infections every time they take antibiotics.

      Yeast is a fungus that normally lives in the vagina in small numbers. A vaginal yeast infection means that too many yeast cells are growing in the vagina . These infections are very common. Although they can bother you a lot, they are not usually serious

      Most yeast infections are caused by a type of yeast called Candida albicans.

      A healthy vagina has many bacteria and a small number of yeast cells. The most common bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus, help keep other organisms-like the yeast-under control.
      When something happens to change the balance of these organisms, yeast can grow too much and cause symptoms. Taking antibiotics sometimes causes this imbalance. The high estrogen levels caused by pregnancy or hormone replacement therapy can also cause it. So can certain health problems, like diabetes or HIV infection.

      If you practice good genital hygiene, you can help prevent infection.

      Keep your vaginal area clean. Use mild, unscented soap and water. Rinse well.

      After using the toilet, wipe from front to back to avoid spreading yeast or bacteria from your anus to the vagina or urinary tract.

      Wear underwear that helps keep your genital area dry and doesn't hold in warmth and moisture. One good choice is cotton underwear.

      Avoid tight-fitting clothing, such as panty hose, and tight-fitting jeans. These may increase body heat and moisture in your genital area.

      Change out of a wet swimsuit right away. Wearing a wet swimsuit for many hours may keep your genital area warm and moist.

      Change pads or tampons often.

      Don’t douche or use deodorant tampons or feminine sprays, powders, or perfumes. These items can change the normal balance of organisms in your vagina.

      PyramidH if you're like most Yeast Infection sufferers, the reason you're having such a hard time getting rid of your yeast infection is because you're using methods that couldn't possibly work, physiologically speaking. Not only that, you could be utterly destroying your delicate internal balance and your health and making your Yeast Infection worse in the process!

      Even the natural products that promise to kill the source of the infection (e.g. killing Candida Albicans) do not work because Candida is a naturally occurring yeast that is found in everybody and the only way to get rid of it is to neutralize the environment that encourages its overgrowth, not by killing the yeast.

      Only by tackling the real underline cause, the correct circumstances that promote the growth of candida and the exact source of Candida in the body following a complete multidimensional holistic program will result in the complete elimination and prevention of Candida yeast infection and gaining back your health

      PyramidH below is a link to my website where you will find all the help you need.

  10. QUESTION:
    Best way to consume garlic to kill candida yeast?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast are found everywhere in the environment, including spoiled food. For this reason, fresh foods (fruits and vegetables) should not be left in the bird's cage for long periods of time. Food can spoil in as little as a few hours during the hot and humid summer season.

      Poor hygiene can also spread yeast infections. Not sterilizing hand feeding equipment, improper cage cleaning and not washing our hands can spread the yeast.

      Most healthy birds will not be affected. Older birds, neonates, sick birds and stressed birds generally develop yeast infections as secondary infections. These secondary infections put increased stress on their already overtaxed immune system and interfere with the healing process. For at-risk birds, your veterinarian may advise mixing chlorhexidine into the drinking water.

      Diagnosis:

      Tentative diagnosis can be made with clinical signs along with the absence of bacterial infection. Samples can also be taken, and cultured in specially prepared culture media. Caution: Candida is a common environmental contaminant. PCR and sequence assays are essential tool to identify the presence of Candida and identify specific strains.

      Treatment: (scroll down to find out how breeders address this problem)

      Treatment requires the elimination of any risk factors, such as stress, poor diet, poor sanitation, or the presence of other diseases. Focus should be on quality nutrition and immune function support. The diet should be devoid any sugar and little to no fruit until the yeast is cleared up. A clean environment will help in the resolution of this disease - the quality of the air and the water (steam-distilled).

      Antifungal medications commonly prescribed include nystatin, flucytosine, ketoconazole (Nizoral), fluconazole, diflucan, and itraconazole. For treatment of oral or skin infections, ointment containing amphotericin B are usually applied.

      Please note that candida may become resistant to Nystatin, especially if administered incorrectly, and/or over a prolonged time.

      Nystati is administered by mouth for 5 days or longer. Nystatin could be mixed into the handfeeding formula; however, is more effective if given full strength about half an hour before feeding. Nursery items need to be cleaned and disinfected after use on each bird. To prevent cross-contamination, it is strongly recommended to not use any utensil on two birds without disinfecting in-between. Any left-over formula should be discarded.

      Natural Treatment / Treating Chicks with Yeast
      (Consult with your vet)
      Raw Apple Cider Vinegar:

      * Some breeders swear by raw apple cider vinegar and their recommendations are to add a drop or two of raw apple cider vinegar to the handfeeding formula to establish a normal pH balance in the gut. Apple cider vinegar naturally promotes acidity in the digestive system thus encouraging the growth of healthy bacterial flora ... Vinegar: A Natural Approach to Avian Management
      * Organic apple cider has natural enzymes, minerals vitamins and essential acids that help keep yeast under control. It is frequently referred to as natures 'antibiotics' that is more of a probiotic (because its an antiseptic). The dilution that a breeder recommended was approximately 1/4 cup of vinegar to one gallon of distilled or filtered water. (Do not use spring water as it may counteract with some of the enzymes). NOTE: Some birds can be sensitive to vinegar, so make sure you talk to your holistic vet before you start this or any other regimen of natural origin.
      * One vet recommended the following dosage for early treatment or preventative for candida: 1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar per 16 oz water

      Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)

      * Others (including myself) have been happy with the results gained by adding Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) added to hand feeding formula. I am using it as a preventative measure and it literally eliminated this problem. As an additional benefit, GSE also has good anti-parasitic properties.

      Probiotics:

      * Why is Lactobacillus Acidolphilus so Important to your Bird's Health?

      Gentian Violet Treatment:

      * Gentian Violet is considered a safe and efficient remedy for treating Candida, and was successful when conventional treatment failed. It is available from some drug stores and hand-feeding equipment suppliers. A solution of 1% Gentian Violet is used to swap the mouth, esophagus and crop of bird suffering from the crop disorder. The saturated swab is slowly rotated around the mouth, down the esophagus and into the crop. Make sure to completely wipe the crop interior with the purple Gentian Violet. It helps to place your thumb against the crop and run the swab in circular motions with in the crop while slightly pressing against the thumb. Healthy tissue within the crop will stain purple when swabbed with the Gentian Violet. The unhealthy tissue will show up whitish and mottled. Best results are realized when administered to an empty crop but a

  11. QUESTION:
    Is burning when using Monistat 1 normal?
    I have never had a yeast infection before. I went and bought Monistat, and I bought the most expensive one, thinking that it would work very well. I wasn't burning before, but now I am. It's not painful, really, and it doesn't burn inside just on the outside-ish areas. I read that Monistat has alcohol and this should subside. Is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. And yes this means you can save yourself a trip to the gyno, embarrassing i kno..... They cover a huge range of topics and are way more knowledgeable then I can explain here. One article I found that seemed to make alot of sense was about why OTC over the counter prescription medications and pharmaceuticals wont work in the long run, Idunno it made a ton of sense to me and since I have taken her advice (natural cure) and checked out the few tips/product she recommended,
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  12. QUESTION:
    WOMEN ONLY: how do you treat vaginal irritation naturally?
    About two and a half weeks ago I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a UTI. I took the medicine for the week it was prescribed and then I thought I had a yeast infection from the medication. NOW...to add to it...the medication for the yeast infection is causing me to be incredibly irritated. I went and had a urinalysis done and my doctor says there is nothing there...but he says I do look irritated. I need some ideas on how to fix this, because it is just very uncomfortable. Please help me. I am open to any ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,
      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. There is one really good article about why OTC over the counter prescriptions just dont work and why its actually becoming a problem in our society (bacterial resistance, pharma companies, etc) I dont know it just made alot of sense to me after I spent a few minutes reading around here, some good stuff
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  13. QUESTION:
    Is it a yeast infection or like my period?
    Ok well I haven't started my period yet...For starters lol...Um ive noticed like white stuff that looks like cottage cheese...? And like in the shower ive noticed it gets like sticky when i clean down there...So are there like other signs that I should look for like if its my period or a yeast infection? Or can some one tell me like what it is??

    • ANSWER:
      If you suffer from yeast infection then you must have experienced the confusion stemmed from conflicting advice and from information overload. Honest information about vaginal yeast infection or any other type of candida infection is harder to come by than ever before, and nearly everyone has been misled at one time or another. I know I have. I wasted literally thousands of dollars on candida treatment programs that didn’t “work out” and anti-yeast infection products that didn’t do anything.

      Furthermore, to successfully navigate through today’s jungle of misleading, dishonest and conflicting information, you're going to have to become a very shrewd and discriminating consumer.

      There are in fact, alternative, cheap, safe, natural and holistic health practices and methods necessary to permanently eliminate the symptoms of this disease and cure the root internal cause of yeast infection regardless of its type, location, or level of severity.

      You can get rid of yeast infections and you can do it from the comfort of your own home. There is a good guide about how to get rid of yeast infections and I put the link below. I hope this helps you out.

  14. QUESTION:
    how to cure Candida by natural remedy ?
    Dear Friend , who know any thing about natural remedy please mail me , Thank you very much.

    how to cure Candida by natural remedy ?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is nearly an epidemic in our society and is responsible for many of the chronic illness categories we see so frequently. Candida symptoms are vast and all encompassing and can even incapacitate the individual.
      Most people are unaware that it even exists, because most main stream doctors are uneducated about its impact on our health. People suffering from this condition often go from doctor to doctor for years and are usually told they are a hypochondriac or that it is stress or a psychiatric problem, before ever discovering the real culprit.

      Candida Albicans is a yeast that occurs naturally in the human body. Normally it lives in harmony with a variety of other microorganisms and actually performs a couple important functions. The problem occurs when something upsets the balance of bacteria in the body and this allows the yeast organism to proliferate and take over all the healthy microorganisms.

      It normally resides in the intestinal tract, mouth, throat and genitals, however it can burrow holes in the intestinal tract, enter the blood stream and then make it's way into any organ of the body. To make matters worse it emits over 70 different toxins into the body. Some people may even become allergic to the yeast itself.

      Once this hardy organism proliferates in the body, it wrecks havock in many ways and is the insitigator of many common maladies, conditions, syndromes and illnesses in our population.

      Some of the most frequent Candida symptoms are:
      abdominal gas

      headaches

      migraines

      excessive fatigue

      cravings for alcohol

      anxiety

      vaginitis

      rectal itching

      cravings for sweets

      inability to think clearly or concentrate

      hyperactivity

      mood swings

      diarrhea

      constipation

      hyperactivity

      itching

      acne

      eczema

      depression

      sinus inflammation

      pre-menstrual syndrome

      dizziness

      poor memory

      persistent cough

      earaches

      low sex drive

      muscle weakness

      irritability

      learning difficulties

      sensitivity to fragrances and/or other chemicals

      cognitive impairment

      thrush

      athlete's foot

      sore throat

      indigestion

      acid reflux

      chronic pain

      To read the complete article click the link below :-
      http://www.holistichelp.net/candida.html
      To read about the Homeopathic treatment( Without any side effects or complications) of Candida read this article :-
      http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/leucorrhoea-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp
      For more Holistic Help on Candida read this :-
      http://www.drz.org/asp/conditions/candida.asp

      Take care and God bless, I hope this helps you to get 100% well.

  15. QUESTION:
    What happens if a yeast infection goes untreated?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have untreated yeast infection, it will only get worse and develop as a systemic yeast infection. I would suggest that you do take care of it.
      It is imperative that you make an appointment with your doctor to be sure what kind of infection you have. While you wait to go to the doctor, you can try some natural remedies for yeast infection cure or candida yeast overgrowth. They are both pretty much the same treatment.
      Below, you will find some very easy ways to naturally heal your body from yeast infection. I encourage you that If you are pregnant or under the age of 18, then you should see a physician first.

      I did some research on holistic and natural remedies that included probiotics and homeopathic for curing infections and found that they work better than the prescribed or over the counter drugs. Not only that, but you will no longer have a recurring yeast infection with natural remedies.
      Here are some steps to take to cure yeast infection naturally:
      1)Drink at least six glasses of water each day. Water helps to remove toxins
      2)Aloe Vera Juice twice per day is very good for detoxifying the body from all infections including vaginal yeast infection because it strengthens the immune system.
      3)Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with water and drink it. This kills all the bad bacteria in the body and you can even lose weight in the process. Don’t do this more than 1 to 3 times per week.
      4)Eat yogurt on a daily basis. It contains the good kind of bacteria, Lactobacillus Acidolhylus , that is found in the body.
      5)Take acidophilus or bifidus pills each day. This helps to encourage the good bacteria in the body. Make sure you keep these pills stored in a refrigerator for freshness.

      Here are a few Excellent Sources below that you should definitely check out to get more great tips on how to cure your yeast infection naturally. Good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    Don't you think psychiatric treatment need a fundamental change ?
    Since I started working in this filed, I realized there is gross shortage of psychiatrists all over world. The treatment needs to be counseling based which takes huge time , as against it is driven by drug companies and newer and newer costly molecules are being given to patients with marginal benefits. There is no time to increase awareness of the relatives of the patients who could be of great help. Society in general either laughs at psychiatric patients or ignores them. With this situation, patient is not getting combination of treatment which should include counseling , medicines , Behavior therapy and attitudinal change from society and sympathy from relatives. What do you think could be done to change the situation ?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, in my opinion, a psychiatric patient would be lucky if he/she would get the following combination of treatments.
      1. An experienced psychiatrist who will correctly diagnose the particular psychiatric condition.
      2. Prescribe the most suitable drug to control/cure the condition and not overdose with unnecessary medicines.
      3. The doctor should be one who is also qualified to use holistic or alternate therapies as required.
      4. It is been found that certain psychiatric conditions are the result of food allergies such as gluten intolerance, candida overgrowth, etc. This should be looked into.
      5. The Doctor should be able to advise on supportive nutrition for the patient.
      6. He should be able to advise the patient's family members on behaviourial support.
      7. The family members should take the trouble to get a good idea of the patient's condition and provide an atmosphere at home which is conducive to a good recovery from the illness.
      8. They should take the trouble not to behave, act or speak in any way which would aggravate the patient's condition.
      9. They should show patience and give love and understanding.
      10. Most of all, if the patient shows any abnormal behaviour depending on the nature of the illness, the family members must understand that it is a symptom the illness and not a deliberate attempt by the patient to trouble or irritate them.
      11. As the patient may not be able to remember or take his/her medicines on time in the required doses, a family member must take up this responsibilty to give the medicines to the patient on time as per the prescription and also keep track of the visits to the Doctor for follow up evaluation/treatment.
      12. The Doctor should advise the family members about the possible side effects (if any) of the drugs given and the remedial measures/precautions to be taken.

      So in my opinion, a recovery/cure is possible by the combined efforts of the Doctor, medicines, proper diet, exercise, family, friends and to a certain extent, the patient himself.

  17. QUESTION:
    "LUPUS"which is the best ways to perm hair with this condition?
    while perming my hair, nomatter how much vaseline or hair grease i'd put in scalp their no relief from the painful burning... is their another way to BASE the scalp from having inflamation of lesions.......

    • ANSWER:
      Hair Loss, Lupus, Hair Loss Remedy, Cancer Treatment, Lupus SymptomHair Loss at Peggy Knight Solutions. Your source for lupus, hair loss remedies, cancer treatment and lupus symptoms.
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  18. QUESTION:
    what is best over-the-counter medication/treatment for vaginal yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      NONE !
      Listen this is probably the best advice youll ever get about this... None biased, not trying to sell you something, not trying to steal your money
      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. There is one really good article about why OTC over the counter prescriptions just dont work and why its actually becoming a problem in our society (bacterial resistance, pharma companies, etc) I dont know it just made alot of sense to me after I spent a few minutes reading around here, some good stuff
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  19. QUESTION:
    Does vinegar have any health benefits?

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Cider Vinegar

      I am sure we have all heard the old saying , “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This could well have a lot of merit. Apples are among the most health-giving fruits available to us. They contain a host of beneficial vitamins and minerals, such as phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and many trace elements as well. And, they are the central ingredient in apple cider vinegar.

      Cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent. It breaks down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. By breaking down these substances it improves the health and function of the vital organs of the body, such as the kidneys, bladder and liver, by preventing excessively alkaline urine. It also oxidizes and thins the blood, which is important in preventing high blood pressure. This powerful potion also promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination, all the while neutralizing any toxic substances that enter the body. Cider vinegar has been found to neutralize any harmful bacteria that may be found in certain foods. When a mixture of cider vinegar and water is taken before a meal (particularly food served in restaurants or at picnics where the preparation or duration of food left uncovered and not refrigerated is questionable), it seems to prevent diarrhea or digestive upsets.

      Apple cider vinegar contains a potent supply of potassium which researchers feel is helpful in easing the effects of common colds and allergies, including mucous formation, watery eyes, sinus and catarrhal problems. Cider vinegar can also be beneficial for symptoms such as tooth decay and splitting of the fingernails, which are symptoms of potassium deficiency. Potassium is essential for the replacement of worn-out tissues within the body. This mineral is also important to soft tissue repair, as calcium is to the bones and teeth. A deficiency of potassium within the body can produce callous formations on the souls of the feet, insufficient replacement of worn tissue, and hair loss.

      Tests have proven that soil deficient in potassium will produce anemic and undersized plants, but when potassium is introduced into the soil, the plant becomes healthier and increases in size. When potassium, in the form of cider vinegar is fed to livestock their appearance improves and their stamina increases. This can also prove true on a human level for those who have potassium deficiency. A few teaspoons of cider vinegar taken with water each day has been known to produce amazing results. Cider vinegar can be taken alone or used in cooking. It can be used as a salad dressing, for pickling, in making mayonnaise or sprinkled on potato chips or French fries. It can used as a hot or cold beverage sweetened with honey. The best method of using apple cider vinegar is in its natural liquid form.

      When the body is lacking certain minerals or salts, ill health can be the result. Toxic build-ups with the body can cause boils, blisters, acne, etc. Cider vinegar detoxifies and helps with the cleansing and clotting processes of the blood, by helping along the blood oxidation process.

      Cider vinegar is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis, as a beverage or with compresses soaked in hot vinegar applied directly to the joints. It is also thought to be helpful when used to treat asthma, nose bleeds, osteoporosis, cancer, candida, high cholesterol, colds, constipation, muscle cramps, colitis, diabetes, diarrhea, depression, dizziness, ear discharge, eczema, fatigue, gallstones, kidney stones, hay fever, headaches, heartburn, hiccups, indigestion, insomnia, kidney and bladder problems, metabolism, nasal congestion, sore throats, stiff joints, ulcers and weight loss.

      Please check with your physician before starting any new treatments, including dietary changes. Alternative or holistic health procedures are meant to be complimentary process to traditional medical practices, and not used in place of them.

      Making Cider Vinegar at Home

      Two factors require special attention when making vinegar at home: oxygen supply and temperature. Oxygen is spread throughout the mixture by stirring it daily and by letting air reach the fluid through a cheesecloth filter, which is used in place of a regular lid. The temperature of fermenting cider should be kept between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (F). Lower temperatures do not always produce a usable vinegar, and higher ones interfere with the formation of the "mother of vinegar." Mother of vinegar is a mat that forms on the bottom of fermenting wine that has gone bad.

      Do not use a metal container when making vinegar; acid in the mixture will corrode metal or aluminum objects. Glass, plastic, wood, enamel, or stainless steel containers should be used for making or storing vinegar. The same holds true for making or storing foods that have more than 1 Tablespoon of vinegar in the recipe.

      Steps for Making Cider Vinegar

      The following steps must be followed to make a high-quality cider vinegar:
      Make a clean cider from ripe apples.

      Change all of the fruit sugar to alcohol. This is called "yeast fermentation."

      Change all of the alcohol to acetic acid. This is called "acetic acid fermentation."

      Clarify the acetic acid to prevent further fermentation and decomposition.

      Step 1--Making Cider
      Cider is made from the winter and fall varieties of apples (summer and green apples do not contain enough sugar). Fruit should be gathered, then washed well to remove debris. Crush the fruit to produce apple pulp and strain off the juice. Use a press or cheesecloth for straining.

      Adding yeast to activate fermentation is not essential, but will speed up the process. Special cultivated yeasts are available for this purpose at wine-making shops and biological labs--bread yeasts are not recommended. To make a starter, crumble one cake of yeast into one quart of cider. This makes enough starter for 5 gallons of cider; double the recipe proportionately when making more.

      Steps 2 and 3--Making Alcohol and Acetic Acid
      Pour all of the liquid into one or more containers to about three-quarters capacity; do not close the lids on the containers. Stir the mixtures daily. Keep the containers away from direct sunlight and maintain the temperature at 60 to 80 degrees F. Full fermentation will take about 3 to 4 weeks. Near the end of this period, you should notice a vinegar-like smell. Taste samples daily until the desired strength is reached.

      Step 4--Filtering
      When the vinegar is fully fermented, filter the liquid through several layers of fine cheesecloth or filter paper--a coffee filter works well for this. This removes the mother of vinegar, preventing further fermentation or spoilage of the product.

      Storing Your Vinegar
      The vinegar is now ready for storage in separate, capped containers. Stored vinegar will stay in excellent condition almost indefinitely if it is pasteurized. To pasteurize, heat the vinegar before pouring it into sterilized bottles, or bottle, then place in a hot water bath. In both cases, the temperature of the vinegar must reach at least 140 degrees F to sterilize the product, and should not exceed 160 degrees F. Use a cooking thermometer to ensure the correct temperature is met. Cool the containers and store at room temperature out of direct sunlight.

      Flavored Vinegar
      Flavoring can be added to homemade vinegar just before bottling. Good examples of additives include green onion, garlic, ginger, or any combination of dried or fresh herbs. To make flavoring, place material in a small cheesecloth bag and suspend in the vinegar until desired strength is reached. This will take about 4 days, except for garlic, which takes only 1 day. For every 2 cups of vinegar, use one of the following: 1/2 cup crushed fresh herbs, 1 tablespoon of dried herbs, 2 large cloves of garlic, or 8 small green onions. Other good flavorings include tarragon, basil, nasturtium, chives, mint, chervil, borage, hot chilies, and raspberries. Adjust the amounts to taste, but be careful not to overload the vinegar. Too much vegetable matter can destroy the acid and ruin the preservative quality of the vinegar.

      Some flavorings may not go well with cider vinegar's distinct taste and color. When flavoring store-bought vinegar, use more delicate or decorative flavors. When flavoring store-bought vinegar, you will still need to pasteurize it and use sterile bottles.

      Flavored vinegars taste great and have a beautiful color, making them excellent for use in salads. You will be tempted to display flavored vinegar; however, be sure to keep your bottles out of direct sunlight, which will destroy the flavor, acidity, and color of the vinegar.

      Uses for Homemade Cider Vinegar
      Because the acidity of homemade vinegars will vary, do not use them in foods to be canned or stored at room temperature. Homemade vinegar is, however, excellent in salads, cooking, or freezer and refrigerator pickled products.

      Recipe for Apple Cider Vinegar prepared by

      Christine Nicholas, Intern
      Doris Herringshaw, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
      Ulcers

  20. QUESTION:
    what is the most effective remedy for yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      (m)

      Vaginal Yeast Infection
      Vaginal yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida albicans which is normally found in small amounts in the vagina but can overgrow when the vaginal pH balance changes from its normal acidic levels to a more alkaline one.

      This can be caused by your period, pregnancy, diabetes, birth control pills, steroids, and antibiotic use.

      Yeast infections are also more common after menopause due to declining estrogen levels, which thin the vaginal walls.

      It's estimated that three out of four women will have a yeast infection in their lifetime.
      Boric Acid Suppositories
      The most effective natural treatment for yeast infections is boric acid capsules that are inserted into the vagina. Boric acid acidifies the vagina, which restores the natural balance of bacteria and yeast.

      Boric acid treatment is especially useful for people with chronic yeast infections that haven't responded to over-the-counter or prescription anti-fungal medications.

      For example, one of my clients who had a chronic yeast infection for over a year and hadn't improved after taking over-the-counter creams, prescription drugs, and natural home remedies such as garlic clove suppositories, tea tree vaginal douches, apple cider vinegar, and acidophilus (good bacteria) douches.

      After her third day of taking a boric acid suppository I suggested, her symptoms were almost completely gone. After 2 more days, she experienced no symptoms and the yeast infection did not come back.

      Some pharmacies can prepare boric acid capsules for you. Ask to have size "0" gelatin capsules filled with 600 mg of powdered boric acid in each capsule.

      Yeast infection treatment is typically 3 to 7 days. Chronic yeast infections may require a longer treatment, but it should be done under the supervision of a naturopathic doctor or holistic practitioner, because using boric acid suppositories for more than a week can cause irritation.

      One capsule is typically inserted at night before going to bed. Some people may need to take it in the morning and evening. With a vitamin E gelatin capsule or vitamin E oil each night, to prevent irritation.

      To prevent yeast infections from recurring, a common recommendation is to take one capsule a day for 3 days a month.

      There is also a ready-made boric acid suppository called Yeast Arrest, manufactured by Vitanica, a supplement company based in Oregon. Yeast Arrest contains boric acid, the herbal antifungal oregon grape root, and calendula to reduce inflammation.

      Important Precautions:

      boric acid is toxic and should never be taken internally or placed on cuts or open wounds

      side effects may include irritation and burning

      boric acid should never be used during pregnancy

      Symptoms of Yeast Infections
      itching and burning around the vagina

      white vaginal discharge that may look like cottage cheese

      pain during sexual intercourse

      burning with urination[]
      Getting Yeast Infections Diagnosed
      Although there are many over-the-counter remedies and natural treatments, you should see a doctor to get properly diagnosed and evaluated, especially if:
      this is your first yeast infection

      you've had other types of vaginal or urinary tract infections

      you've already tried treating yourself and symptoms persist

      you have a weakened immune system due to cancer treatments or diseases such as AIDS

      you have a fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, abdominal or back pain, bloody discharge, or difficult or increased urination. Go to the hospital immediately, as it may be a serious condition such as kidney infection, appendicitis, or pelvic inflammatory disease.

      you're with a new sex partner or have had multiple sex partners. It's important to make sure you don't have a sexually transmitted disease, since the symptoms can be similar.
      Vaginal yeast infections can be confused with these conditions:
      Bacterial vaginosis - this common condition occurs when there is an imbalance between good and bad bacteria in the vagina, with an overgrowth of good bacteria. Bacterial vaginosis can spread through sexual intercourse, but it can also occur in women who douche or use an intrauterine birth control device (IUD). It is also common in pregnancy. Symptoms include a gray, foul-smelling discharge with a fishy odor. The odor is often more noticeable after sexual intercourse.

      Noninfectious vaginitis - Douches, perfumed soaps, spermicides, bubble baths and feminine hygiene sprays can irritate the skin around the vagina. Symptoms include itching, burning, and pain. One type, atrophic vaginitis, is caused by lowered estrogen after menopause.

      Trichomoniasis - Common sexually transmitted disease caused by the parasite trichomonas vaginalis. In men, it usually infects the urinary tract but often produces no symptoms. In women, symptoms can include greenish-yellow discharge that is sometimes frothy. People with trichomoniasis have a higher risk of other sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV.

      Complications
      The most important reason to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis is that if it's not actually a yeast infection, the delay in getting treated can cause complications.

      In pregnant women, vaginal infections can result in premature delivery and low birth weight.

      Untreated vaginal infections can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, a condition which can scar the fallopian tubes and cause infertility.

      Trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis have also been linked to an increased risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases.

      Prevention Tips
      don’t douche

      use a condom

      wear cotton vs. synthetic underwear

      avoid baths, hot tubs, whilpools

      avoid scented products, including tampons and feminine hygiene sprays

  21. QUESTION:
    what are the signs of parasitic infection of the digestive track?And what type of holistic treatment is needed

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest all-natural Optiflora. This two-product system uses new technology to protect beneficial microflora during the rigors of shipping, storage, and the acidic journey through your stomach. Other products claim live microflora at the time of manufacture. Optiflora guarantees the delivery of live microflora to your intestines.

      This two-product system includes Probiotic (Bifidus & Acidophilus...microflora) + Prebiotic (FOS...food source for microflora). Patented guaranteed delivery of 500 million microflora to intestines.

      It very successful in treating candida, colitis/IBS, parasites, psoriasis to mention a few.

      Also Garlic Complex: Natural anti-inflammatory and antibiotic and strengthens the immune system

      Hope this is helpful and feel free to contact me with questions.

  22. QUESTION:
    I want to find a remedy for Thrush?
    My wife suffer regularly of vaginal Thrush and We can not cure it

    • ANSWER:
      Before I answer, let me reveal 5 of the most important facts that you need to know regarding your candida yeast infection in order to fully understand the nature of Candida infection and what really needs to be done in order to fully control and eliminate its related symptoms for good.

      Fact #1: There Is an Overload of Conflicting Information and Often Ineffective Advice on How To Treat Yeast Infections

      Fact #2: Men, Children, and Babies Suffer From Yeast Infections, Not Just Women.

      Fact #3: Yeast Infection Symptoms Vary From One Person To Another and Often Change As The Candida Infection Develops

      Fact #4: Drugs, Creams or Probiotics Cannot Cure Candida Infection.

      Drugs, creams and lotions are designed to tackle the symptoms of yeast infections, not the real cause. This is why most conventional treatments for candida infection which work as a temporary band aid solution, fail to work in the long run. Even probiotic therapy which is considered an alternative, natural treatment that re-establishes the balance between the good bacteria and the bad bacteria in your digestive tract, fails to work in the long run simply because the root cause of Candida infection is still ignored.

      Fact #5: Candida Infection is Not a Myth But a Serious Condition That Can Cause Great Harm To Your Body If Neglected.

      Let's make this clear: Candida infection is not a problem with your skin, genitals, head, muscles or bones. Candida infection is an internal and systematic problem. It's a disorder that affects your whole body and manifests in a myriad of symptoms. Since our bodies are designed to protect us against the takeover of microorganisms such as candida albicans, when you do have yeast infection, it is simply a big warning sign that something is WRONG inside your body and that it needs to be corrected. Failing to diagnose and fix this problem in a timely manner can results is far more severe and chronic symptoms and disorders (as I explain later) which can seriously danger your health and well-being.

      WARNING: Candida Yeast Infection Can Be Very Dangerous If Left Untreated

      Candida Albicans overgrowth can be very dangerous: When Candida shifts from non-pathogenic to pathogenic form, it produces root-like structures called rhizoids, that penetrate the intestinal walls and create holes in the walls of the intestines.

      This enables the yeast, toxic waste, bacteria and undigested food to enter the blood stream causing many unpleasant and often dangerous conditions such as: leaky gut syndrome, severe rashes, brain fog, acid reflux, memory loss, joint pain and severe inflammation and yeast in the sinuses and lungs.

      When candida becomes systemic it can virtually penetrate and manifest itself within every organ it settles in. It can be the lungs, sinuses, mouth, vagina, lymphatic system, esophagus, toenails, brain and the urinary tract. That is why yeast infection is so dangerous when left untreated.

      It is also a well known fact that candida yeast produce (as a waste product) more than 75 toxic substances that poison the human body. The two major toxins (canditoxin and ethanol) have a negative effect on our brain and can significantly interfere with our biochemical processes. Note that Canditoxin and Ethanol that are released into your blood stream are the SAME dangerous toxins that when injected into rats, had caused paralysis of the limbs and ultimately death.

      In humans Canditoxin and Ethanol cause a myriad of health problems: vaginal yeast infection, dry itchy skin, oral thrush, skin rashes, eczema, joint pain, stomach bloating, chronic diarrhea, arthritis, constipation, heartburn, blisters in the mouth, restless sleep, lack of energy, brain fog, chronic sinus problems, jumpy legs, headaches, blurred vision, mood swings, sugary food cravings, food allergies, jock and rectal itching, body chills, athlete's foot, etc.

      Introducing...

      "Yeast Infection No More (TM) "

      The Only Holistic System In Existence That Will Teach YOU How To Permanently Cure Your Yeast Infection, Rebalance Your Body and Achieve LASTING Candida Infection Freedom!

      "Yeast Infection No More System" is a 250 page downloadable e-book, jam-packed cover to cover with all the secret natural yeast infection cure methods, unique powerful techniques and the step-by step holistic Yeast Infection system I've discovered in over 12 years of Yeast Infection research. This program contains all the information you'll ever need to eliminate your Yeast Infections permanently without creams and without using drugs and without any side effects.

  23. QUESTION:
    can taking Apple Cider Vinegar help lower cholesterol?

    • ANSWER:
      Cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent. It breaks down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. By breaking down these substances it improves the health and function of the vital organs of the body, such as the kidneys, bladder and liver, by preventing excessively alkaline urine. It also oxidizes and thins the blood, which is important in preventing high blood pressure. This powerful potion also promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination, all the while neutralizing any toxic substances that enter the body. Cider vinegar has been found to neutralize any harmful bacteria that may be found in certain foods. When a mixture of cider vinegar and water is taken before a meal (particularly food served in restaurants or at picnics where the preparation or duration of food left uncovered and not refrigerated is questionable), it seems to prevent diarrhea or digestive upsets.
      Apple cider vinegar contains a potent supply of potassium which researchers feel is helpful in easing the effects of common colds and allergies, including mucous formation, watery eyes, sinus and catarrhal problems. Cider vinegar can also be beneficial for symptoms such as tooth decay and splitting of the fingernails, which are symptoms of potassium deficiency. Potassium is essential for the replacement of worn-out tissues within the body. This mineral is also important to soft tissue repair, as calcium is to the bones and teeth. A deficiency of potassium within the body can produce callous formations on the souls of the feet, insufficient replacement of worn tissue, and hair loss.
      Cider vinegar is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis, as a beverage or with compresses soaked in hot vinegar applied directly to the joints. It is also thought to be helpful when used to treat asthma, nose bleeds, osteoporosis, cancer, candida, high cholesterol, colds, constipation, muscle cramps, colitis, diabetes, diarrhea, depression, dizziness, ear discharge, eczema, fatigue, gallstones, kidney stones, hay fever, headaches, heartburn, hiccups, indigestion, insomnia, kidney and bladder problems, metabolism, nasal congestion, sore throats, stiff joints, ulcers and weight loss.

      Please check with your physician before starting any new treatments, including dietary changes. Alternative or holistic health procedures are meant to be complimentary process to traditional medical practices, and not used in place of them.

  24. QUESTION:
    I think i have a yeast infection/thrush?
    Im 13 and EVERYDAY i get discharge on my underwear i got told its normal to get it sometimes but i get it all the time i was thinking it might be yeast infection or thrush but im not sure so here are the things i get
    1. discharge everyday
    2. fishy smells
    3.occasional itch
    please help im scared so my questions are 1.what do you think it is?
    2. how can you get rid of it?
    3. can you buy a test that tells you if something wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,
      This is probably the best advice youll get (im not trying to sell you any products)
      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. There is one really good article about why OTC over the counter prescriptions just dont work and why its actually becoming a problem in our society (bacterial resistance, pharma companies, etc). I dont know it just made alot of sense to me after I spent a few minutes reading around here, some good stuff. Keep in mind that this type medicine (OTC) usually only provides a temporary or short term solution to your yeast infection, it will likely come back again
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  25. QUESTION:
    Candida and recurrent yeast infections.?
    I'm 20 years old 5'1 and average weight.

    For about a year I have had continuous yeast infections. I have many symptoms of candida such as muscle pain and joint pain because I have arthritis, extreme drowsiness, anxiety, very low sex drive etc. I also recently found out I'm iron and b12 anemic because I do not like to eat much red meat, I'm a semi veggitarian let's say. I crave red meat and sugar, problem is sugar feeds the yeast overdose. Taking my iron pills hardens stools which is a big issue because I already have an issue going to the bathroom, not very often.

    I'd just like some guidance on what to do because my family doctor doesn't seem to care and simply tells me to take canes-oral before my period for 4 months and take Iron and b12 supplements. She's not wrong but not thorough and helping with getting rid of my issues.

    Please help in anyway such as a diet guide, exercise routine I have a gym membership I'm just always drained and have infections so I feel so uncomfortable.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you for taking the time to help me,

    Lia

    • ANSWER:
      I cant believe your doctor is so nonchalant about this it sounds like you need some answers !
      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. They cover a huge range of topics and are way more knowledgeable then I can explain. One article you may find particularly interesting is the one about "drug resistance and why OTC and prescriptions do not work" check it out :)
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!

  26. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a Chinese Herbalist or Holistic Healer?
    I have a few problems that I have been dealing with for quite some time now and find myself exhausted with no results. I am 23 years old and have never struggled with acne until now having it for about 2 years. I also battle an eating disorder that comes and goes in waves. Recently I have lost weight due to being Gluten Free for health reasons and fear I have triggered it again. I was told by a nutritionist that I had Candida a few months ago but because of the ridiculous pricing I decided to try and cure myself by drastically changing my diet. I have been very healthy and exercise 3-5 times a week. I really started to feel better before I felt worse. I have mood swings constantly changing from days to minutes. I get nausea, fatigue, dizzy spells, nervousness, anxiety, brain fog, random boosts of energy and then crash, stomach problems and pains, and very emotional. Lately, it's been my mood where I have felt depressed for no reason. I have a great life with beautiful people around me but find there is something missing. My last gynecological exam my doctor gave me a prescription for Zoloft and said I may have Bi-Polar Disorder. I prefer not to take an anti-depressant altering my state of mind. I also don't think an OB/GYN has the credentials to diagnose me with Bi-Polar Disorder. I have switched to 13 different birth controls and find it just makes me crazy when I'm taking them. I recently was on the Depo Provera shot which was the worst of all. I have also had 2 bacterial infections the past few months. One in my stomach and the other vaginal. As you can see I have a wide variety of problems that I am exhausted from. I don't have any insurance and that's why I have been holding off. I am desperate for answers and help. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      "Does anyone know of a Chinese Herbalist or Holistic Healer?"

      Yes someone does. Evidenced on Google

      To be fair, you do sound a bit barking. You'd be better off seeing someone about your mental health whether you want to or not. You can spend all your money on fake treatments and be no better off. There is no such thing as candida that can't be tested for by conventional medicine, a nutritionist is a quack not a doctor.

  27. QUESTION:
    Discharge and bad smell?
    I had a pap exam a week ago and dr called and said everything is ok. Yet I have discharge (think white) and very very bad smell. I no longer let hubby give me oral because the smell is so embarrassing . If I buy canasten ( yeast infection pill) does it help?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Isabella,
      First thing is find out if it is a yeast infection,if it is, pills and potions will only give you a short term solution.

      Here are some tips,

      Keep your vaginal area clean. Use mild, unscented soap and water. Rinse well.

      After using the toilet, wipe from front to back to avoid spreading yeast or bacteria from your anus to the vagina or urinary tract.

      Wear underwear that helps keep your genital area dry and doesn’t hold in warmth and moisture. One good choice is cotton underwear.

      Avoid tight-fitting clothing, such as panty hose, and tight-fitting jeans. These may increase body heat and moisture in your genital area.

      Change out of a wet swimsuit right away. Wearing a wet swimsuit for many hours may keep your genital area warm and moist.

      Change pads or tampons often.

      Don’t douche or use deodorant tampons or feminine sprays, powders, or perfumes. These items can change the normal balance of organisms in your vagina

      Assuming it is a yeast infection please don't let anyone tell you to take antibiotics here is why.

      ANTIBIOTICS are probably the leading cause of vaginal yeast infections in American women, and are a great example of the important principle that by using technology to solve problems, we create other problems. Say you take an antibiotic to cure your sinus infection. The antibiotic kills the unwanted bacteria in your sinuses, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in your crotch, upsetting the balance of your vaginal ecosystem, allowing the yeast to take over. (Antibacterial deodorant soap can have the same effect.) Most women have problems with only a few types of antibiotics, or with prolongeantibioticic treatment. Others get yeast infections every time they take antibiotics.

      If you're like most Yeast Infection sufferers, the reason you're having such a hard time getting rid of your yeast infection is because you're using methods that couldn't possibly work, physiologically speaking. Not only that, you could be utterly destroying your delicate internal balance and your health and making your Yeast Infection worse in the process!

      Even the natural products that promise to kill the source of the infection (e.g. killing Candida Albicans) do not work because Candida is a naturally occurring yeast that is found in everybody and the only way to get rid of it is to neutralize the environment that encourages its overgrowth, not by killing the yeast.

      Only by tackling the real underline cause, the correct circumstances that promote the growth of candida and the exact source of Candida in the body following a completmultidimensionalal holistic program will result in the complete elimination and prevention of Candida yeast infection and gaining back your health.

      Isabella below is a link to my website where you will get all the help you need for a yeas infection.

  28. QUESTION:
    Candida-Can't maintain progress!?
    I've had candida for a few years now. I just found out what it was a few months ago. I've been taking Chinese Herbs and eliminating sugars, wheat, and dairy from my diet. My issue is this: People talk about die off like it's a few days to a couple weeks at most before improvement comes. I feel like crap all the time, but every once in a while I find a treatment that gives me undeniable progress, but then in about 12 hrs I feel exceptionally terrible. Every time I think I put a dent in this thing, I just loose my results, like recently I tried an enema for the first time in my life and expelled a lot of white stuff. Within an hour I got I felt amazingly better. The next morning, my symptoms were coming back. How do I get better and stay better! Some say take a probiotics in these moments. The holistic practitioner who's been treating me tells me to finish my herbal treatment first as it will just flush out the good bacteria. Anyone else having this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, Probiotics aren't just a short-time use product... they are ideally used long-term (or for at least a few weeks to give enough of an effect), especially for candida or yeast issues. If you wanted to try a good Probiotic supplement, I would go for one with 30+ billion viable organisms from several strains. In addition to Probiotics, Caprylic Acid and Grapefruit Seed Extract also help to fight yeast growth directly, so those three together are a very good combination to fight yeast and Candida. Once the Candida is at a more manageable level, you could go down to a maintenance dose with 3-5 strains and 4-6 billion organisms daily to keep it away or you can stick with the higher dose if you'd prefer.
      Most of the cases I've heard of that used regimens like this showed an impact within just a few days (where they noticed some benefits) and were often almost completely gone within a month or so, but some more extreme cases took longer. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  29. QUESTION:
    Endometriosis?
    I am wondering if I had / have endometriosis. My periods used to always be very painful and I would often be physically sick. It was also painful passing stools. I would get cramping a few days before and after a period as well.

    To be honest I didn't think all this was necessarily unusual. Then I saw a dietician to treat gut Candida and amazingly all the syptoms above dramatically decreased.

    I have since found that the better I follow the Candida diet, the better my syptoms are. Do you think I had endo? Also do I need to see my doctor about it even though I can now manage the symptoms by diet? Like is the actual endo still "there" if it was that?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is highly prevalent in women and girls with the disease, and some of the symptoms can be managed very, very effectively with the Candida diet and other alternative inteventions as you have experienced (including mind-body medicine, holistic and aruveydic, nutritional, etc. etc.). This does not, however, rule out Endometriosis.

      It sounds like you did/are doing quite well on the diet regardless of whether or not you have Endo, and I wish you continued success. If you can continue to manage on the Anti-Candida approach you are using, then there is no reason to feel as though you might need a surgical laparoscopy for diagnosis and subsequent treatment right away. If the symptoms persist or grow worse, however, do consider seeing a gyn surgeon with an advanced understanding of the illness who can meticulously treat it.

      As for the above re: masturbation and Endo by the Yale research team - read this to find out why this study is flawed and inaccurate, and borders on the irresponsible:

      http://www.endocenter.org/endostudy.htm

      As for the claim above that women with Endo are somehow always in the hospital with terrible pains and don't get their period, that's absurd. Women with Endo DO get their periods and often suffer the worst during menses (though pain from Endo can occur at any point in the cycle, after menopause and after hysterectomy), and while surgeries and hospitalizations are a part of life with Endo for a lot of women and girls suffering, it's not as though the 89 million females living with Endo are all sitting in a hospital room and not out living productive lives. Yes, the disease can be crippling in terms of unrelenting pain, but women and girls with Endo are among the strongest in the world and manage to persevere despite the pain and symptoms of the disease. For an educated discussion on Endo that contains actual facts, see http://www.endocenter.org/pdf/2007ScreeningEducationKit.pdf.

  30. QUESTION:
    Possible yeast infection?
    I'm not 100% sure because Ive never had a yeast infection before but Im having signs of it. What can I do to take care of it and being 29 weeks and 1 day along. I have a doctors appointment next wednesday but I rather not wait that long to get this to heal. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories (if you suspect you have an infection). Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. And yes this means you can save yourself a trip to the gyno, embarrassing i kno..... They cover a huge range of topics and are way more knowledgeable then I can explain. this is one of the only sites I ever came across that wasn't filled with ads or shoving products down your throat, just honest advice and information. There is also an extensive symptoms article you may find useful.
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  31. QUESTION:
    does vinager have any health benifits?
    just wondering

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Cider Vinegar

      I am sure we have all heard the old saying , “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This could well have a lot of merit. Apples are among the most health-giving fruits available to us. They contain a host of beneficial vitamins and minerals, such as phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and many trace elements as well. And, they are the central ingredient in apple cider vinegar.

      Cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent. It breaks down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. By breaking down these substances it improves the health and function of the vital organs of the body, such as the kidneys, bladder and liver, by preventing excessively alkaline urine. It also oxidizes and thins the blood, which is important in preventing high blood pressure. This powerful potion also promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination, all the while neutralizing any toxic substances that enter the body. Cider vinegar has been found to neutralize any harmful bacteria that may be found in certain foods. When a mixture of cider vinegar and water is taken before a meal (particularly food served in restaurants or at picnics where the preparation or duration of food left uncovered and not refrigerated is questionable), it seems to prevent diarrhea or digestive upsets.

      Apple cider vinegar contains a potent supply of potassium which researchers feel is helpful in easing the effects of common colds and allergies, including mucous formation, watery eyes, sinus and catarrhal problems. Cider vinegar can also be beneficial for symptoms such as tooth decay and splitting of the fingernails, which are symptoms of potassium deficiency. Potassium is essential for the replacement of worn-out tissues within the body. This mineral is also important to soft tissue repair, as calcium is to the bones and teeth. A deficiency of potassium within the body can produce callous formations on the souls of the feet, insufficient replacement of worn tissue, and hair loss.

      Tests have proven that soil deficient in potassium will produce anemic and undersized plants, but when potassium is introduced into the soil, the plant becomes healthier and increases in size. When potassium, in the form of cider vinegar is fed to livestock their appearance improves and their stamina increases. This can also prove true on a human level for those who have potassium deficiency. A few teaspoons of cider vinegar taken with water each day has been known to produce amazing results. Cider vinegar can be taken alone or used in cooking. It can be used as a salad dressing, for pickling, in making mayonnaise or sprinkled on potato chips or French fries. It can used as a hot or cold beverage sweetened with honey. The best method of using apple cider vinegar is in its natural liquid form.

      When the body is lacking certain minerals or salts, ill health can be the result. Toxic build-ups with the body can cause boils, blisters, acne, etc. Cider vinegar detoxifies and helps with the cleansing and clotting processes of the blood, by helping along the blood oxidation process.

      Cider vinegar is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis, as a beverage or with compresses soaked in hot vinegar applied directly to the joints. It is also thought to be helpful when used to treat asthma, nose bleeds, osteoporosis, cancer, candida, high cholesterol, colds, constipation, muscle cramps, colitis, diabetes, diarrhea, depression, dizziness, ear discharge, eczema, fatigue, gallstones, kidney stones, hay fever, headaches, heartburn, hiccups, indigestion, insomnia, kidney and bladder problems, metabolism, nasal congestion, sore throats, stiff joints, ulcers and weight loss.

      Please check with your physician before starting any new treatments, including dietary changes. Alternative or holistic health procedures are meant to be complimentary process to traditional medical practices, and not used in place of them.

      Making Cider Vinegar at Home

      Two factors require special attention when making vinegar at home: oxygen supply and temperature. Oxygen is spread throughout the mixture by stirring it daily and by letting air reach the fluid through a cheesecloth filter, which is used in place of a regular lid. The temperature of fermenting cider should be kept between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (F). Lower temperatures do not always produce a usable vinegar, and higher ones interfere with the formation of the "mother of vinegar." Mother of vinegar is a mat that forms on the bottom of fermenting wine that has gone bad.

      Do not use a metal container when making vinegar; acid in the mixture will corrode metal or aluminum objects. Glass, plastic, wood, enamel, or stainless steel containers should be used for making or storing vinegar. The same holds true for making or storing foods that have more than 1 Tablespoon of vinegar in the recipe.

      Steps for Making Cider Vinegar

      The following steps must be follo

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it a yeast infection?
    So I recently started taking the Tri-Nessa BC pill.
    I had also lost my virginity on March 5th to another virgin.
    But I have itchiness/soreness around the entrance of my vagina, but no pain actually inside or when I pee.
    There is also NO redness or discharge.
    Im also two pills away from starting my ring of sugar pills.
    I woullikeik to avoid seeing my Gyno, but if necessary, i will.
    So what should I do.
    Will it go away on its own?

    • ANSWER:
      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories (if you suspect you have an infection). Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. And yes this means you can save yourself a trip to the gyno, embarrassing i kno..... They cover a huge range of topics and are way more knowledgeable then I can explain. this is one of the only sites I ever came across that wasn't filled with ads or shoving products down your throat, just honest advice and information. There is also an extensive symptoms article you may find useful.
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  33. QUESTION:
    hows anyone cured candida holistically?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Find out where it is coming from. Candida overgrowth can be from antibiotics, steroids, birth control pills, or immuno-suppressants, dietary factors, liver function, or other underlying disease.

      2. Treat the cause.

      That is basically holistic treatment in a nutshell [and any good doctor, holistic or otherwise practices this way].

      Candida Control Diet:

      CUT OUT: All refined/simple sugars, milk/milk products, alcohol, cheeses, dried fruits, peanuts, and any known or suspected food allergens

      ADD IN TO YOUR DIET: Probiotic capsules three times daily, caprilic acid or oregano oil, garlic, onion, rosemary, ginger, cinnamon, melissa, zahtar, cumin, curry, and oatmeal or psyllium.

      Good luck.

  34. QUESTION:
    have you ever heard of a horse allergic to this many thing?
    i've gotten my horse tested like three times with three different vets and each came out with the same testing. so i've done like everything possible but i'm just trying to find out if anyone else has ever heard of such a thing. here's the list of what she's allergic to:
    positive:
    grasses -
    orchard
    bermuda
    ryegrass
    bahia
    weeds -
    ragweed
    cocklebur
    dock/sheep sorrel
    waterhemp
    trees:
    juniper cedar
    pecan hickory
    mulberry
    fungi-
    curvularia
    oaphalosporium
    trichodarma
    pullularia
    penicillium
    foods-
    alfafa
    molasses
    indoor-
    jute/sisal
    insects –
    stable fly
    grains – wheat pollen
    borderline:
    grasses:
    timothy
    weeds:
    saga
    trees:
    Bm
    Fungi:
    Candida albicans
    Foods:
    Corn
    Insects:
    Horse fly

    have you heard of such a thing?
    and DO NOT say i should put her down because i would never do that! she's the SWEETEST girl! and i love her to death and she loves me too! i spoil her rotten lol (well she knows her goods and bads) but i give her specially made allergy shots from cornell, acupuncture, special hay/field/grains/treats/flysprays, she has flystrips everywhere... and i keep her stall as clean as it can be (well i like to keep the spider webs up cuz they catch flies... but other than that it's clean)
    no she's a bay pony. here are pics if you wanna look through them:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39821419@N06/
    lol yeah she's pretty strong (brave)! she's been through alot but she hasn't really shown any pain well i bet you horses would be bucking out of the ying yang... all she does is itch alot (well she has to of course) but i know it's painful but i do my best for her to prevent itching lol... today she was itching her whole body (ie mouth legs, belly, back, neck) i had to itch for her lol and i fly sprayed her three times and had a coat on her and she was still itching poor girl!
    btw we have the best vet in the area. he goes to four different states (delaware, penn, virginia, maryland) and has soo much experience he's very good with my pony ;) this is him:
    http://www.cooperwilliamsvmd.com/main/
    she itches LIKE CRAZY! i mean seriously it's so sad like she can't go a second without itching... if she gets bit, she will swell up.. if she eats those feeds her mouth will like swell up etc and if she rolls in them she will get sweet itch (which she has) and she will rub it RAW and then i can't ride her for a few days till it heals... she has other issues too (authritis, history of lameness and she did have lymes but it went away)! she's such a strong mare! i understand her cuz i go through stuff like she goes through too! (my mom likes having problem children lol...same with my dogs haha)
    lol yeah cooper loves my pony for she's very sweet. also liz came to see her the other day and she walked into her stall (she stands so quietly) and was like how's the sweetest snickers in the world? she was talking so cute to her lol they all love her for she's very sweet! my pony gives hugs too! she's so mothering.. too bad she has health problems cuz she'd be the best mother!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, unfortunately in my career as a barn manager I ran across several horses with allergies like this. Often it seems like they are allergic to EVERYTHING!

      I have seen several owners try the allergy testing like you did, then get special allergy shots made up to desensitize the horse to those allergens. In every single case, the allergy shots did not work and the owners wasted a ton of money. One lady even tried taking the blood again and getting a completely different lab to make her allergy shots (just in case the first lab messed up) and it didn't work any better. So if you want to try that treatment, go ahead, but all I can say is that it's expensive and I've never seen it help.

      The one lady did start working with a naturopath and put the horse on a regimen of herbs that did really seem to work. The horse's allergies almost completely went away. But who knows? Maybe it was the herbs, maybe the horse just acclimated to the allergens on her own over time. But this lady had tried the allergy shots before (no luck) and steriod pills (somewhat helpful) and nothing worked well. So she stopped all medication and started the herbs, figuring she had nothing to lose at that point. So you might want to try it. I know that there is a holistic veterinarian named Joyce Harmon who lives in your area, it may not hurt to give her a try.

      I'm glad your pony has such a caring owner who loves her so much. Keep trying! Did you ever try moving her to another barn? Maybe a change of environment would help her? Just a thought...

  35. QUESTION:
    Severe Food Intolerance?
    Severe food intolerance
    There was a time when I used to be able to eat all types of food. My current problem with food started 20 years ago with an intolerance to dairy. From there, the problem kept progressing and I kept reacting to more and more foods. Basically, it feels like the body is rejecting whatever is put into it. Over time, most foods had to be eliminated from my diet. Now I am down to only 3 items that I can eat. These items are brown rice bread, sweet potatoes, and meat. I am on a gluten-free/yeast-free diet. My two daughters are currently in the same situation. The symptoms that we exhibit are breathing difficulties (shortness of breath), extreme fatigue (we have actually slept 17 hours straight and it feels as if we have taken a ton of sleeping pills),brain fog, dizziness, and lightheadedness. It feels difficult to function for days after eating the wrong food. We also have the same negative reactions to vitamins/supplements. I have taken a multitude of vitamins and supplements to try to fix this problem in a natural way.
    In the past, when I was able to handle supplements, I took supplements to treat things such as candida, leaky gut, H.Pylori, mercury removal, and I took supplements to kill parasites even though I was told that I did not have parasites. I just wanted to cover all bases. I also took enzymes, hydrochloric acid, and a very high quality probiotic. I did everything I could think of to clean out my digestive tract. Nothing worked and I can still only handle 3 foods and cannot handle vitamins/supplements anymore. I have been to so many holistic as well as non-holistic doctors. These are the following treatments that I have tried and nothing has fixed the problem: Colon hydrotherapy, coffee enemas, Epsom salt bath, bentonite clay baths, acupuncture, chiropractic, reiki, chelation (Vitamin C and peroxide drip), herbs, electrolytes, psyllium, oral ingestion of clay, aloe vera juice, oil of oregano, amino acids, NAET (allergy elimination technique), craniosacral therapy, reflexology, homeopathy, nutritionists, Harmony formulas (detox cleanser), bio-identical hormones, and live blood cell analysis. My daughters and I have been tested for food allergies with the Elisa blood test and it doesn’t show us to be allergic to any foods. Our food problem does not appear to be an actual allergy but rather an intolerance or rejection of food by our body.
    Every doctor my daughters and I have seen are completely perplexed by this problem. We have seen some of the top doctors in New York City and they all say that they have never seen anything like this and that they don’t know what the answer is to cure it. I am basically posting this frustrating problem to see if there is anyone out there who has this rare problem and if they have gotten it cured. Also, if there is anyone out there who does not have this problem but feels that they can provide information that may be helpful, it would be greatly appreciated. My daughters and I are in a rush to receive answers because we cannot afford to start rejecting the extremely small amount of foods that we are currently able to eat. Thank you so much for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi I've been in a similar situation and like the other man tried buteko breathing and most of the other things you have also tried. Buteko helped me generally but wasn't the real answer. After much searching I lastly tried Low Dose Immunotherapy (a UK & US way of testing and treating allergies and intolerances). For me this was the key to a better life. If you're interested the website address is allergyintolerancetreatment.com I do hope it all works out for you and your daughter. I understand what you are going through.

  36. QUESTION:
    I have lots of symptoms of Candida...how can I test myself /is there any hospitals do testing in Ajman (UAE)?
    Symptoms like:
    Craves for sugar/ sugary drinks, abnormal tiredness (almost every day), frequent cough, poor memory, poor concentration, brain fog, gets once in three months a kind of wound on the corner of my lower lips etc) Could someone help me to identify my disease ? also please let me – Should I need to consult a END specialist or skin specialist or ? Plz help ….It is serious problem now….. I am not able to work/study bz of poor memory, poor concentration? Who put their thoughts and knowledge towards this question is helping a young chap to come out of his life killing disease and helping him again to walk toward his dreams? Plz, it is a request from Young guy at the age of 25….. lot more to go in life…..

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, there is actually no definite test for Candida and there are a lot of symptoms associated with Candida. So what you can do is try going on an anti-Candida diet and taking anti-bacterials/fungals to see if your symptoms improve. The diet is incredibly important in getting rid of Candida and it is incredibly hard to stay on it because you need to exclude so many food groups...but it's the only way to completely starve the Candida. You can't eat dairy, any grain/wheat products, or any form of sugar including natural-fruits. So what your diet would basically consist of (for about 6 months to maybe even longer depending on how long you've had the symptoms) : Almost all vegetables (except for carrots, beets, peas, and a couple others), different meat products: chicken, beef, fish, pork, etc., and in some anti-Candida diet book it allows you to eat certain grains such as buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth....but it really is best to avoid carbohydrates(except for what you''l be getting from vegetables) for the first 6months or so. While on this diet you should also be taking specific vitamins/minerals to keep you healthy because it is such a restricting diet.
      The natural anti-fungals are usually extra virgin coconut oil which should be included in your diet(but personally I cannot tolerate it,I can't hold it down so I'm not taking it....but really you should because it is extremely helpful in getting rid of Candida...and I would be taking it it if I could), along with the coconut oil you should take an ati-bacterial of your choice( garlic-organic or tablet form, oregano oil, clove oil....whatever you prefer I personally decided on oregano oil and garlic tablets together since I don't take coconut oil). Or there is also a formula sold in Whole Foods called "Candigone" which you can take instead (or the "Paragone" which has all the same ingredients of the Candigone and a few extra...it's around I believe...bu I haven't yet tried this myself so I don't know how well it works). From experience, what I know works is the diet(it is really key and you can not treat a Candida overgrowth without changing your diet and also the coconut oil in addition to the diet change~because for the short time that I managed to take it it really helped).

      Here is a very helpful website to getting rid of a Candida overgrowth the natural way:
      http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/candida/index.php

      And here is another link- and this one is from acne website(which can also be a symptom of Candida-but is not a definitive symptom) but it doesn't matter because the guy in this link was able to cure himself and he includes a very helpful guideline and methods(by the way he also used the first website I provided as a guide):
      http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Diet-isn-t-related-acne-t222897.html

      I know that a lot of doctors can be pretty skeptical when it come to Candida (I found a regular doctor who also likes using natural/holistic treatments who has been very helpful to me) so maybe you ucan find a doctor who is understanding or try a holistic doctor to help you out.
      There is a spit test but that too isn't a sure way to find out if you have it or not(what you do is first thing in the morning when you wake up(before brushing your teeth) fill a glass with some water and spit in the glass and check what you spit looks like in the water- Google this and online it will tell you how your spit will look if you have a Candida overgrowth....but once again even if your results are fine with this you can still have Candida without knowing it)

      Good luck and feel free to email me from my profile if you need some more help on the topic.

  37. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection??? Please help?
    So the other day i was taking my vlothes off to shower and in my under wear was this clumpy white discharge , it didnt smell i have no itching or burning and it hasnt done it again since so do i have a yeast in fection or am i just paranoid??
    P.s if you think i do i cant exactly go to the doctors im too young and embarrased so anyone have any home remedies??

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Kenzii
      you may just have a yeast infection but dont worry its easy to get rid of if you do it correctly
      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories and save yourself an embarassing trip to gyno. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. There is one really good article about why OTC over the counter prescriptions just dont work and why its actually becoming a problem in our society (bacterial resistance, pharma companies, etc). I dont know it just made alot of sense to me after I spent a few minutes reading around here, some good stuff. Keep in mind that this type medicine usually only provides a temporary or short term solution to your yeast infection, it will likely come back again (as it sounds like it has)
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  38. QUESTION:
    rash under my breasts?
    thanks for all your answers, but have tried most of them to no avail, doctor says i have to stick it out till i get it out of my system. and to all you sarcastics 'I AM NOT FAT' i am size 10 with fabulous big breasts!
    please let me know if you have any other cures for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Healthy skin provides a barrier between the inside of the body and the outside environment. A rash indicates an abnormal change in the skin. Rashes can be caused by many different things from allergies, allergic reaction (from food, latex, bra), yeast, bacteria, sweat/heat, irritants, and other skin problems or diseases. Here are some causes and suggestions I found online.

      FYI: Rashes without other symptoms are usually minor and may go away with home treatment. In some cases, a rash may persist or the skin may become so irritated that medical care is needed. In adults and older children, rashes are often caused by contact with a substance that produces irritation (contact dermatitis). The rash usually starts within 48 hours after exposure to the irritating substance. A minor case of contact dermatitis may cause mild redness of the skin or a rash of small red bumps. A more severe reaction may cause swelling, redness, and larger blisters. The location of the rash may give you a clue about the cause.

      Sug. #1
      If itis a fungal infection then, a rash cream with no water (thus depriving any fungal infection from the moist conditions it needs to survive). Fungal spores can survive warm washing conditions so it's advised to wash underwear and bras in hot/boiling water to kill the spores and reduce the chance of reinfection.

      Sug. #2
      Submammary intertrigo. This may be due to maceration because of poor support and/or bacteria and/or yeast growing there. Treatment of the bacteria and/or yeast are necessary to bring the problem under control, but YOU must take special precautions to clean under your breasts thoroughly, dry with a clean towel, then blow dry the area under your breasts where the dermatitis is located with a hair dryer. This should be followed by application of a topical antibiotic or topical anti-yeast preparation. You should wear a good bra and use a man's T-shirt under your breasts or put a towel under your breasts at night so that any perspiration is wicked away. Your (PCP) physician can easily order Mycolog II which has nystatin in it and Triamcinolone ointment which is an anti-inflammatory agent. This in many cases is sufficient. Be sure to use the cream. You should be followed by a board certified dermatologist to be certain that you clear and stay clear.

      Sug. #3
      Many rashes are caused from an irritant from the inside out rather than the outside in. Under the bra area is your liver and stomach. In Chinese Medicine the liver and lungs are associated with rashes. Vaseline is a petroleum based product which means it is derived from oil as is gasoline. Since this is a holistic column I would recommend calendula ointment instead. I would also suggest a liver detox program.

      Sug. #4
      A red 'sweat rash' under the breasts is called intertrigo. It may be sore or itchy, and you may have it in your armpits as well. The rash has a definite edge, and there may be some whitish material on it. It's usually caused by Candida fungus or Corynebacterium bacteria, which likes to live in warm, moist places. If you are overweight or have large breasts, the skin crease underneath them is ideal for Candida. Candida also likes skin that has been slightly damaged; this makes it easier for the fungus to take hold.

      Get a supportive bra to lift your breasts up. Although underwired styles give good support, they tend to trap sweat under the breasts so choose a non-wired style. Cotton is better than a synthetic material because it allows sweat to evaporate. Wash it in a non-biological (non-enzyme) detergent and don't use perfumed fabric softner. Wash carefully under the breasts with a non-perfumed soap. Don't put any disinfectants in the water. Rinse well. Pat dry with a soft towel. To make sure skin is dried thoroughly use a hairdryer too. Don't wash your hair with shampoo in the shower – the shampoo may contain perfume that trickles down and irritates the area under your breasts. Stop applying creams, even if they say 'for Candida' on the label. You could have become sensitized to one of the ingredients, and the cream could be making it worse. Instead, simply follow the instructions above for 2 weeks. If after 2 weeks, the rash isn't better, see a doctor who will be able to prescribe a different cream.

      Sug. #5
      Contact dermatitis doesn't usually occur the first time you are exposed to the irritating substance (allergen). Once you have had a reaction to the substance, a rash can occur in response to even very small amounts of the substance. Contact dermatitis is rarely serious, but it is often very itchy. Common causes of contact dermatitis include:

      * Poisonous plants, such as poison ivy, oak, or sumac.
      * Soaps/detergents
      * Shampoos, perfumes, cosmetics, creams or lotions.
      * Jewelry or fabrics.
      * Latex. Allergy to natural rubber latex affects people who are exposed to rubber products on a regular basis, especially health care workers, rubber industry workers, and people who have had multiple surgeries. Latex allergies can cause a severe reaction.

      Sug. #6

      Rashes women get in the skin folds between and under their breasts. The typical appearance would be red, sore, sometimes itchy and perhaps even raw skin, beneath the breast folds. Hot and humid climates, summer days, perspiration and underwire bras will worsen the situation. Women with larger busts seem to suffer the problem more severely, possibly because their is more skin area covered below the breast skin fold that could be affected. In some cases, the breast folds could extend as far as the armpit or underarm area.

      Breast rashes are difficult to clear up because of two factors

      - The chest and bust area tends to get very little airflow and that creates a moist environment where fungal infection can develop. The problem usually becomes worse in hot climates and during summer

      - Reinfection can be caused by fungal spores remaining in your underwear. You can prevent this by washing undergarments in hot/boiling water.

      As the bust rash condition is often associated with a mild fungal infection ladies often try antifungal creams but only with average results.

      The common medical terms for these breast rashes are Submammary Candidiasis (Meaning a flat inflamed rash underneath the breast where the candida fungus aggravates the damaged skin) and Submammary Seborrhoeic Dermatitis where the skin is red and may have a somewhat scaly appearance.

      (NOTE:- Submammary Psoriasis is different and is best treated with our PSOREXEDERM CREAM (psoriasis cream) Submammary Psoriasis has raised red areas often with a shiny silvery scale.)

      Below is a link for the psoriasis cream and the info from suggestion #6....

      well, hope this helps.
      Take care.

  39. QUESTION:
    What in the heck is "heavy metal toxicity"?
    I was told that I have this, but no labs were drawn or tests run. Is this real or is it just another way for a holistic physician to get me to pay a lot of money for sketchy treatment?
    Thanks guys.
    You don't have to issue a personal attack here. My symptoms are extremely severe and almost completely disabling. But I agree with everybody (especially after doing some reading on the net).
    Well this is the first time I've gotten good responses on ya, glad I asked. Thanks again.
    Why should I have to list all my symptoms for you a stranger? I have been diagnosed with ME, CFS, and FM. I went to this physician because I was referred. I went specifically to get tested and hopefully rule out lyme disease, since I live smack dad in the middle of the boonies.
    I do not want to get treated for something I don't have. It's dangerous, time consuming, and wastes a lot of money. So I am very skeptical. There's nothing wrong with trying to find out the truth. "Thenoseknows" seems to be the only one getting defensive? Why?
    I appreciate Dr. T's approach to answering the question and I am more inclined to listen to her even though I am skeptical. She answered with professionalism and kindness.

    Thank-you for all the considerate and non judgemental responses (which would include everyone other than "thenoseknows".)

    • ANSWER:
      it's so you can be scammed. Heavy metal poisoning, systemic candida, they are both the same things, lying scamming.

      A blood test will reveal heavy metal poisoning, nowadays with the legislation in the past 50 years lead is off the menu so it become mercury instead. They will try to sell you some kind of chelation therapy.Chelation therapy is a legitimate treatment for heavy metal poisoning, but it needs to be medically supervised because the side effects are not great so levels need to be monitored with blood tests.

      Don't take the stuff without the monitoring. If you think you have heavy metal poisoning then see a real doctor.

      btw - you sound like a sensible person - don't get scammed or poisoned by these treatments

      So it seems you have 3 out of 3 for the real scientists, Rhianna might be along to support everything said so far and provide her medical experience to boot (I'm only a some-time scientist)

      good luck.

      ETA

      Did Rhianna wake you up Nate :) (fnar, fnar)

  40. QUESTION:
    my Yeast infection is back? :/?
    well 3 weeks ago i had a yeast infection (vaginitis candidiasis) and the doctor gave me antibiotics and crem and wash for 2 weeks. but then after d first week i had an infection in my throat and i was given augmentin pills for 1 week aswell. so last week i finished all my medication. my throat is fine. and i had my period this week but today i woke up itchy down there and i think my yeast infection is back :/ any ideas why it came bk? maybe from the augmentin pills? :/

    • ANSWER:
      Too much antibiotics is not good for you. It will allow your yeast infection to come back.

      The Candida albicans, a fungus is a major cause of yeast infection. In fact, it is usually present in the groin and armpit region but other conditions like humid weather, existing skin inflammation; tight clothing etc can accelerate the growth of yeast infection. Even hormonal changes can trigger yeast overgrowth.

      People who suffer from recurring yeast infections are usually diabetics because they have high sugar levels in the blood. A weak immune system is also the cause of recurring yeast infections. It is also not advisable to take over the counter medication to thwart yeast infection because if one uses it constantly for every rash on the skin, the yeast begins to develop a resistance to the drug.

      Anti fungal medication can be useful but it is not guaranteed that one can permanent relief. A holistic treatment which treats the yeast infection from within, gives you complete and permanent cure.

      Below you will find some AWESOME sources of information that will help anyone who has a yeast overgrowth.

  41. QUESTION:
    Persistent yeast infection ?
    Let's start at beginning. November 2011 got a yeast infection went to store purchased Monistat 1. Followed instructions with no luck. Went to dr and was prescribed diflucan. Took as directed with no luck. Went back and they ran full std screenings and all came back negative so was prescribed 3 diflucan and a Monistat 7 creme took as directed with no luck. Was prescribed another 7 pills round of diflucan one every three days. No luck. It's like it gets better for about three days until meds are out of my system and come right back. I switched doctors, went onto a two week round of acidophilus pills vaginally and garlic, milk thistle, vitamin c pills orally. Within two days of quitting it came back, went back to the doctor and the doctor prescribed me another round of diflucan, it came back two days after. I did 14 days of vaginal suppositories of boric acid, yeast infection is back full force. I've tried everything they've run full std screenings and more multiple times nothing has ever shown. I have saw four doctors for different opinions, all say yeast. I am soooooo fed up and upset, my husband and I want a baby and at this point sex is miserable. I don't know what else to do. Today I was prescribed 4 more diflucan pills and a 7 day round of terconazole vaginal gel. I was also sent for glucose test. I've never had any problem I do not know what is going on. 4 months. Please some kind of advise.
    They have gave hubby two diflucans over the past few months

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,
      Don't feel bad, recurrent yeast infections can affect anyone for a variety of reasons
      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. There is one really good article about why OTC over the counter prescriptions just dont work and why its actually becoming a problem in our society (bacterial resistance, pharma companies, etc). I dont know it just made alot of sense to me after I spent a few minutes reading around here, some good stuff. Keep in mind that OTC medicine usually only provides a temporary or short term solution to your yeast infection, it will likely come back again (as it sounds like it has multiple times). What you need is to correct your bodily imbalances which are creating these conditions in which yeast are flourishing.
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  42. QUESTION:
    I think i have a yeast infection what do i do?
    My vagina is reaaaaaally itchy, burning and also dry :( its becoming a problem now. Ive had it for about 3 days and never experianced it before. Ive been taking antibiotics for my acne and i read the side effects and yeast infection is on there. Should i stop taking the tablets? What do i do to make it go away? :( i dont really want to go back to the docs, ony as a last resort really. Also i havent had any sexual intercourse lately so it cant be from anything like that. Thanks :(

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,
      Don't feel bad, yeast infections can affect anyone and may not always be due to sexual activity or being unclean.
      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. There is one really good article about why OTC over the counter prescriptions just dont work and why its actually becoming a problem in our society (bacterial resistance, pharma companies, etc). I dont know it just made alot of sense to me after I spent a few minutes reading around here, some good stuff. Keep in mind that this type medicine usually only provides a temporary or short term solution to your yeast infection, it will likely come back again (as it sounds like it has)
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  43. QUESTION:
    Why do I keep getting yeast infections?
    Im only 14 and Ive had three already. One in August, one in December (on christmas, and for boxing day shopping..) and one now, in March. I hate getting them because they hurt a lot and it makes a lot of things uncomfortable. I bought the canesten pill the last time I got one, and this time I bought the London Drugs ( drugstore ) house brand. I bought that two days ago and nothing has changed at all. Why do I keep getting yeast infections and what can I do to make it go away? Im not sexually active, I'm very clean, I shower everyday and stuff.. I have no idea why I get them.
    Please help :(

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Melanie,
      Don't feel bad, recurrent yeast infections can affect anyone and may not always be due to sexual activity or being unclean.
      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. There is one really good article about why OTC over the counter prescriptions just dont work and why its actually becoming a problem in our society (bacterial resistance, pharma companies, etc). I dont know it just made alot of sense to me after I spent a few minutes reading around here, some good stuff. Keep in mind that this type medicine usually only provides a temporary or short term solution to your yeast infection, it will likely come back again (as it sounds like it has)
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  44. QUESTION:
    yeast infection will not go away?
    I've had a yeast infectiom for 2 years and i've tried everything. I went to several physicians and gynecologists and nothing they gave me worked. I tried eating yogurt but i hate it. I took garlic pills for a while but i stopped because my mom bought me a set of pills she claimed cured the infection. The set is EIGHT bottles, three times each bottle daily and i've been on it a MONTH with no progress. I got tested for stds and came out all clean. Does anybody know what I could do to get rid of my infection? Please help, I've asked this question before and got no answers. Please, It's taking over my life :/

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone lives with some form of Yeast, or Candida. A Yeast Infection is when the healthy candida takes over and creates bacterial growth. There are diets that you can go by to rid the body of all Candida, however, this can cause other issues in the future if you go back to a regular diet (including resistant Candidas - but unfortunately, it sounds as if you may already have this going on).

      Have you taken something NON-holistic for the problem? (ie: prescription antibiotics, miconozole treatments, etc?) I only ask because the set of pills you speak of simply sounds like holistic probiotics - which are great for most bodies, but can PROMOTE the growth of Candida again!

      There are also specific diets to avoid the production of more bacteria and reduce what you already have - reducing certain food intake and upping others will also cause your body to "turn around" and create more good bacteria and up your immune, as well, since a lowered immune can cause even MORE bacterial growth from Candida.

      While I can't explain it all because there is so much information on the subject, I can give you a few links to check out. Hopefully they'll help your situation. I feel for you.

      http://www.everydiet.org/diet/candida-diet
      http://www.thecandidadiet.com/foodstoavoid.htm
      http://www.thecandidadiet.com/foodstoeat.htm
      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/popularhealthdiets/a/candidadiet.htm
      http://www.candidadiet.org/

  45. QUESTION:
    How can i stop chronic yeast infections?
    I've been taking acidophilus caplets 3 times a day, ive been eating 1 cup of plain yogurt with live active cultures daily, all while i was taking terconazole 3 day suppositories. I finished taking the terconazole suppositories last tuesday (7-21) and on monday (7-27) my yeast infection was completly gone. But today (7-30) when i woke i had alot of white clumpy discharge. im still eatting the yogart and still taking the acidophilus pills, ive completely stopped eating sugar, yeast, and caffine. When am i supposed to start seeing results?

    • ANSWER:
      Read this i found it very interested to me.
      Cure Chronic Yeast Infection Completely
      By traffickahuna On July 15, 2009 Under General Health Chronic yeast infections keep coming back, even after being treated.

      The causes of recurrence might be:

      •An unusual type of yeast that may be resistant to certain anti-fungal medications, such as candida glabrata or candida tropicalis
      •Undiagnosed diabetes
      •Re-infection from a sexual partner
      When a person has a chronic yeast infection it is important to practice prevention, and also to change the internal environment of the body so that yeast does not grow.

      Some ways to prevent chronic yeast infections include:

      •Wear loose clothing
      •Wear cotton underwear, or underwear with a cotton crotch
      •Remove damp clothing after swimming or working out
      •Dry the infected area well after bathing. It works well to dry with a blow dryer.
      To change the internal environment of the body you need to have the right diet and supplements. Recommended treatments vary, but to become completely yeast-free and not just symptom-free it’s important to follow a natural, holistic, well-proven regime.

      It is important to avoid certain foods.If you have alternatives on hand this is pretty easy.It’s easy to change your diet by substituting similar foods.

      Foods to avoid (use substitutes):

      •Dairy products, especially milk
      •White sugar and artificial sweeteners
      •White flour
      •White and puffed grains
      •Grains containing gluten, such as rye, wheat, barley, bran and corn
      •High glycemic index foods
      •Hydrogenated oils and partially hydrogenated oils
      •Red meat and fatty meat
      •Yeasty foods such as yeast, brewers yeast, beer, mushrooms, yeast extract and vinegar
      •Processed, preserved and fermented foods
      •Alcohol
      •Caffeine
      Don’t despair!It’s easy to get delicious substitutes for the above foods!

      Foods that are candida-friendly and healthy:

      •Fresh fruit
      •Sprouts
      •Non-starchy vegetables
      •Non-gluten grains
      •Whole rice
      •Beans
      •Raw nuts
      •Fresh herbs
      •Garlic
      •Seeds
      •Lean range or wild meat
      •Fish
      •Wheatgrass
      •Barley green juice
      •Aloe vera juice
      •Plenty of water
      Does it all sound overwhelming?There’s no need to worry. We can provide good ongoing advice and once you get going it will become quite natural.

      Within a week you’ll feel good.In just two weeks you’ll feel wonderful.You will want this feeling to last all your life! And you will have no more yeast infections.

  46. QUESTION:
    How to Clear Acne and how to Fix the Root of the Problem?
    My mom keeps saying that its because I'm dirty and that I dont wash my fash good. I used a cleanser and srub everyday. I used to have acne long time ago too but then I started using proactive and it got better. My skin was really good and I thought I didnt have to use Proctive anymore. Like 2-3 days after I started seeing my acne. I didnt want use Proactive again cus I heard it can damage yur skin and it has a chemica in it that makes your skin addicted to it. So what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to know how to clear your acne by attacking the root of the problem then this article is for you. If on the other hand you're looking for quick and easy remedies that you can just concoct at home and throw onto your face for a few hours then this isn't the right article for you. I've read a number of articles about "how to clear acne" and it's incredible how so few of these articles tell you to look inside your body for the solution instead of preaching about a new lemon and psyllion husk mixture that will clear your acne in two days flat.

      Topical Treatments are only good for some

      The "throw at the wall and hope they stick" home remedy type treatments may temporarily alleviate some of the skin problems; in fact for mild acne sufferers it may even completely eradicate acne. However, those sort of treatments aren't going to cut if for the population that have moderate to severe acne and who are fed up of all these little topical "cures" that actually just don't work for them.

      It's not attacking the root cause

      The reason why these cures don't work for the moderate to severe sufferers is down to the fact that it's a cover up. When you try and cure acne by applying substances to your skin, you're nowhere near the root of the problem, you're trying to fight a battle after the battle has already been lsot. At the point where the toxins are being excreted through your pores in the skin, there's only a certain amount of prevention that a topical treatment can do - and it certainly can't be branded a "cure".

      Toxicity levels are the crux of the matter here

      The real cure is addressing the root cause of acne from the beginning and taking steps to stop toxic build up in the body. If your body doesn't have excess toxic residue, then the toxins won't have to be excreted through the sebum glands in the skin, your pores won't become clogged, bacteria won't multiply and you won't get spots.

      So to clear acne we must...

      Either consider what it is that we're doing that could be causing elevated levels of toxicity in the body (diet, environment, poisonous chemicals, metals in tooth fillings, unbalanced hormones, Candida, other yeast infections etc.) or improve our body's ability at filtering them through the liver and kidneys. For the most successful acne campaign, both is necessary!

      Dermatologists won't necessarily tell you all this

      Some dermatologists are absolutely great and really understand that holistic cures are possible for this condition. Others, however, are just as likely to put you on a course broad-spectrum antibiotics, topical Benzoyl Peroxide (such as Quinoderm), Erythramycin or even Roaccutane (although apparently there's been a law suit filed against Roche so roaccutane is off the list now). This stuff has a low success rate because it's not attacking the root of the problem. What's more, especially with the antibiotics, you are introduced to a plethora of other side effects that result from taking an intensive course of Tetracycline, for instance. This stuff actually kills the bacteria in the body that causes spots - but it also disrupts our healthy internal flora, which helps control the build up of spot causing bacteria anyway! In the long run, some patients have reported worse acne at the end of this treatment!


candida holistic treatment

Candida Natural Cure

Yeast infections are not a pleasant experience for anyone. These infections, which are typically caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans, are painful, uncomfortable, and can be far too common for some women. If you are dealing with a yeast infection and need to get to the cause so that you can find relief, there are plenty of resources to help. Keep reading to learn more about Candida and how you can alleviate your issues.What Is Candida Albicans?Candida albicans is a naturally-occurring fungus in the body. When there is an overgrowth of this yeast, it leads to an infection. There are many causes of this type of issue, including antibiotics, hormonal changes, and even some health conditions that can lead to yeast infections. Some women are more prone to these infections than others, as well. By getting to know the symptoms and signs, you will be able to find relief and get your body back on track, no matter what you are dealing with. Click here to find out more about probiotic reviews for women and Candida Albicans.Symptoms of Yeast OvergrowthWhen you have a Candida yeast overgrowth, the symptoms are pretty easy to identify. There are a lot of different signs but they are common. The signs of Candida infection include things like:Itching and sorenessPain or burning during urination or intercourseThick, white discharge that is odorless (often cottage cheese-like in texture)When you have these symptoms, you need to find relief. Take the time to learn what is causing your issues so that you can get exactly what you need from your solution, no matter what that might be. Symptoms are rarely too dangerous, but they are bothersome and you should treat your infection as soon as you can to get relief.Natural Remedies For Candida InfectionsWhen you are looking for Candida albicans relief, natural remedies are often a great choice. There are plenty of home remedies and natural supplements that can help restore the good bacteria balance in your vagina so that you can get rid of your yeast infection quickly and easily. You should check out your options for relief and ask about natural remedies and how they can help. Whether you have chronic infections or just the occasional issue, it's helpful to explore your options. Natural remedies can be effective without the risks or hassles of other options, and can give you overall health support that your body deserves for yeast infections and other vaginal health support.Under Section 5 of DSHEA, the content material within this article or webpage is for consumer and educational purposes only. *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how do i cure chronic bacteria infections?
    is there a natural cure or remedy for chronic bacteria infections? ive tried preventing them in all of the typical ways doctors tell you to and nothing works. the medicine is useless too. i would appreciate some info on any at home remedies. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I dont know where exactly are you having this infection but try the following stuff

      a. Yogurt:

      b. Douching:
      A boric acid douche is an ideal alternative to acidify the vaginal pH. Can be used for vaginal infection. A vinegar douche, made by mixing one tablespoon of vinegar per quart of warm water, is also as effective.

      c. Beta-dine and gentian violet:
      Beta-dine and gentian violet are excellent in countering Candida vulvovaginitis. Betadine is an effective antiseptic iodine solution.

      d. Oxygen healing therapies:
      Oxygen healing therapies have proven successful for treating candidiasis with intravenous hydrogen peroxide.

      e. Homeopathy:
      The all encompassing homeopathy comes to the rescue here too, as over the counter homeopathic treatments are readily available. Common ingredients used in its preparations are pulsatilla and sepia. Specific treatments can also be designed for treating individual cases.

      g. Nutritional supplements:
      The antioxidants in vitamins, like vitamins A, C, D and E, as well as, B complex, help in treating bacterial infection. Topical applications of vitamin E from prepared creams or powdered capsules help relieve itching.

      h. Dietary restrictions:
      Foods that yeast organisms thrive on, like cheese, alcohol, chocolate, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, fruits, fermented foods or those containing molds, like blue cheese, should be avoided.

      i. Warm bath:
      An ordinary warm bath or a shallow sitz bath can be very soothing. But don’t use soap, as it leaches out the skin’s natural oils that act as the body’s natural lipid barriers against germs.

      j. Cold compresses:
      If swelling and itching is making you feel miserable, cold compresses can help. When you place a cold washcloth across the affected area, it causes the blood vessels to constrict and makes the area less red and swollen.

      Get well soon!

  2. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way of curing a yeast infection?
    Hiya peoples!
    Is there a natural way of curing a yeast infection in the genital area? The idea of shoving a pill up there...*shudder*

    I heard somewhere that you could eat yogurt or something, but I'm not sure.
    As in, without the pill round thing.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural live yoghurt can be used in two ways to deal with thrush: eating it and/or inserting it into your vagina. The key is not the yoghurt itself but the bacteria, lactobacillus acidophilus, in the yoghurt. This helps the body maintain, or regain, its natural pH level and keeps yeast under control.

      Eating yoghurt may help keep yeast levels low throughout the body, but particularly in the stomach and intestines. Because candida in the bowel can easily make its way to the vulva and vagina, keeping your digestive system clear of thrush may help prevent vaginal thrush.

      Inserting yoghurt into your vagina may also help restore your vaginal pH balance, but there is less scientific support for this method. If you want to give it a try, put one teaspoon of yoghurt in an applicator, a plastic syringe or on a tampon, and insert it high into your vagina. Repeat this every night for a week. It is important that you use only unsweetened, plain, live yoghurt.

      The active ingredient in this treatment, lactobacillus acidophilus, is also available at health food stores as a supplement on its own.

      Hope this is useful. For more ideas, check out this link. Good luck.

      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsqtoz/a/yeast_infection.htm

  3. QUESTION:
    i want to find out how to get rid of candida without having to nuy a book or some product?
    I read in a book about natural cures that there is a cure for candida however i no longer have acess to that book and i can't find a website that doesn't want to sell me something.
    candida is a fungus and antibiotics actually cause it to be worse

    • ANSWER:
      The best person to see would be a qualified and reputable Naturopath who deals with women's issues - not your GP. Modern medicine only goes so far with candida and isn't a permanent soloution.

      The best natural things to do that have worked for me are to :

      * Cut down on your sugar intake - sugar encourages yeast to grow in your body

      * Avoid ANYTHING with yeast - especially bread! Check all processed foods ingredient lists to make sure they're ok.
      Eg. Original flavour doritos are fine but Nacho Cheese doritos have yeast plus a whole heap of other things.

      * If you must eat bread try corn tortilla's or eat sourdough bread that creates it's own yeast and doesn't have any added. Always avoid white starchy processed bread.

      * Avoid any foods that may have mould in them, aged cheeses (stick to younger ones like mozzarella) mushrooms etc

      * Take acidpholous tablets (available at your chemist in the refrigerated section) They help to promote good bacteria in your body.

      * Drink heaps of water

      * Avoid alcohol - it does the same thing as sugar

      * Avoid any cured or pickled foods - eg ham, salami - essentially the more processed food is the worse it is for candida

      * Not sure where you live but I'm in Australia where we have a priduct called Vegemite which is essentially made out of a yeast extract - avoid anything like this (similar to marmite and promite)

      Finally, eat heaps of vegetables!

      Have a look at the sites listed in the sources section. Good Luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection inconspicuously?
    I am 16 am only have access to common household items. I need to cure this yeast infection which has not yet gotten bad.

    What are some main ways of going about this and how long will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      ....

      Before treating a yeast (candida) infection, you want to be sure it IS a yeast infection.
      See your doctor.
      If you are sure it is than the standard treatment is Monostat or Canesten- both available over the counter at your pharmacy. You can choose from various treatment methods: Tablets taken orally or creams applied vaginally. Treatment time varies from one day to six, depending on the method you choose.

      Check your local Natural food/health store about Acidophilus , (it's kept in the cooler) and other natural methods. Red juice (pomegranite, cranberry.etc.) gives relief. Put 'natural yeast cures' in your browser for many resources.
      Natural yogurt is a natural cure used to restore the proper balance of vaginal bacteria.

      Some foods and beverages that are high in yeast can aggravate candida.
      Soaking in the tub can aggravate candida.
      Yeast loves warm, moist environments so keep yourself cool and dry (cotton undies)

  5. QUESTION:
    How and where do I do a candida cleanse? Organic answers only please!?
    I am very interest in doing this, seeing that I don't believe in 'pills' Please only natural cures and 10 points for best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      You can go to Whole Foods Market and talk to someone in the Whole Body department. They are extremely knowledgeable and will be more than happy to help you with anything. Rainbow Light makes a fantastic herbal candida cleanse - I've used it and it's definitely worth it. It is totally natural, safe and effective.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of vaginal thrush naturally?
    I am 13 and i think i have thrush, i am really itchy downstairs and it burns when i pee. I wanted to know an easy natural way to cure vaginal thrush?????????????????? Help i don't want to take medication and creams something natural is good!

    • ANSWER:
      To the person who answered first, yes it is called thrush no matter where it is. And she said she wants natural, probably so she doesn't have to tell her mum, because it is embarrassing i would know. I'm 14. Lol.

      Usually these infections start by not washing downstairs properly.

      Most women will experience at least one episode of yeast infection (thrush) in their lifetime. Unfortunately for many women yeast infections are on going and persistent and cause misery to the sufferers. Yeast infection is very common and is not to be confused with a STI infection. Thrush or yeast infection is caused by the overgrowth of a naturally occurring yeast Candida albicans.

      Candida albicans is usually kept in balance by the body but certain conditions can cause the yeast to proliferate. Thrush usually affects the vagina and is a common cause of vaginal irritation. Thrush may also affect the mouth and anal area although this is less common. Many drugs to cure yeast infection are not without side effects but there are natural ways to help the body rid itself of this problem and prevent further episodes.

      One of the best natural ways to combat Candida albicans is to use live natural yogurt. Live yogurt contains good bacteria which help to redress the natural balance in your body. Eat at least two pots of natural yogurt daily to attack the infection from the inside. Yogurt can be used a soothing cream - it can an be applied directly to the affected area to bring relief from itching. Soaking a tampon in natural yogurt and using it as a pessary is a natural way to ease the symptoms of vaginal thrush. Although live natural yogurts contain live bacteria, a more concentrated way to ensure a good supply of friendly bacteria is to take daily probiotic supplements which contain acidophilus or lactobacillus. A good quality probiotic supplement can be bought from a reputable health store.

      Ensure a good supply of zinc in the diet. Deficiencies of zinc have been linked to yeast infections. Good sources of zinc include shellfish and dairyfoods. Alternatively take a daily zinc supplement.

      Wear only cotton underwear which allows the skin to breathe. Synthetic materials produce a warm, moist environment allowing the Candida albicans yeast to proliferate.

      Another holistic approach to curing a yeast infection is to use a safe homeopathic remedy. A new product available as a spray which is used under the tongue three times a day tackles the multiple symptoms and prevents the infection getting hold further.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there a relationship between candida and depression?
    You see all these websites and shows talking about natural cures and ways to detox the body. One theory i read somewhere was that depression can be cause or made worse by the overgrowth of yeast in the body(e.g. GI tract) and the toxins/irritants they produce. Is this all a bunch of b.s.?

    • ANSWER:
      It is definitely not b.s. Candida is real very real. If you do have Candida it will definitely affect your moods and over all health. You must first make sure you do have Candida. There are some tests you can do by answering to questions. I think naturopaths have a test for it too. If you do have Candida then you must really do your best to get rid of it. I know people who had many health related problems to to candida and after they went on the
      anti candida diet, they felt 100 times better. It is real. Believe me.

  8. QUESTION:
    What causes dandruff? What's a natural way to cure it?
    I've recently taken a more natural approach to my hair and now only wash it two times a week to keep the natural oils. So far its worked great; my hair is softer and the ends are less dried and split. However, I've noticed I have a little dander which I've never had before. Now when I do wash my hair I scrub my scalp with shampoo really well but It's still there. What's up with that?

    • ANSWER:
      candida.Thyme can help.antifungals.use natural and get off sugar and carbs that break down into sugar.Sugar feeds it.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is medicine the right way to cure anxiety or does it only keep it under control?
    I'm gonna get some medicine for my anxiety problem and I was wondering if there was a better way to cure anxiety for good. I don't to take a medicine and then get addicted to it or get to the point where I will believe that it's the " only way " for me to cope with anxiety. I'm really sick of anxiety.

    • ANSWER:
      Try natural therapies which have scientific support, are not addictive or have many adverse side effects. The most common deficiency state is magnesium which is a common cause of anxiety.

      The following natural anxiety treatments that have some scientific studies supporting their use:

      Magnesium
      Inositol
      Valerian Root
      Kava Herb
      Rhodiola Herb
      Appropriate Exercise (not too much, not too little)
      Hypoglycemia Diet
      "Food Allergy" Elimination Diet
      Candida Yeast Theory (speculative)

      Natural treatments for depression and anxiety >>>
      http://www.drpodell.org/alternative_treatments_for_depression.shtml

      Need More Magnesium? 10 Signs to Watch For >>>
      http://www.ancient-minerals.com/magnesium-deficiency/need-more/

  10. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to cure a yeast infection, is there a way?
    What is the Best Natural ways to cure a yeast infection..anybody, please help if there is a way to cure it

    • ANSWER:
      Get the book,Prescription For Nutritional Healing,it has a section on Candida,or yeast overgrowth.Lists many natural antifungals.Garlic,coconut oil,oil of oregano are a few,but,be awhere,that they casue die-off reactions or healing reactions that can make you feel ill.Get some charcoal tabs to help absorb the die-off.Go slow.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is there a relationship between candida and depression?
    You see all these websites and shows talking about natural cures and ways to detox the body. One theory i read somewhere was that depression can be cause or made worse by the overgrowth of yeast in the body(e.g. GI tract) and the toxins/irritants they produce. Is this all a bunch of b.s.?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, my mother has severe candida infection and has bipolar disorder, part of which is depression (the low times).

      Candida waste products can travel to the brain and interfere with normal brain chemicals and their transfer and may even block the receptor sites on brain cells so that they aren't able to receive necessary neurotransmitters like Dopamine or Serotonin, which can cause mental illnesses like depression.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I help cure my yeast infection?
    I don't really have the money to be spending on monistat and stuff, so I was wondering if there's any natural way I can help get rid of this infection. It's pretty gross I've never had one before and it's bothering me. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Probiotics are a popular natural remedy for yeast infection. They are live microbial organisms that are naturally present in the digestive tract and vagina. Probiotics, sometimes referred to as "friendly" bacteria, suppress the growth of potentially harmful organisms such as Candida, which is why probiotic supplements have been explored as a natural remedy for yeast infection.

      The type of probiotic being studied for yeast infections is Lactobacillus, especially Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1, and Lactobacillus fermentum RC-14. In some studies, low levels of Lactobacilli in the vagina have been associated with yeast infection. These can be found in foods like yogurt.

      The essential oil tea tree oil, diluted and applied topically to the vaginal area, has shown some potential as a natural home remedy for yeast infection. A compound called terpinen-4-ol in tea tree oil appears to be responsible

  13. QUESTION:
    Can I do candida and colon cleanses naturally without buying expensive supplements?
    I would seriously like to do whole-body cleanses but supplements are expensive and I don't really trust a lot that ar on the market today? Does anyone know of natural ways to do candida and colon cleanses?

    • ANSWER:
      I read alternative therapy books a lot, and from them I've learned a few things:
      1) Candida is a nasty conditions that causes a lot of problems.
      2) Most doctors don't awknowledge that it exists (and say it's in your head etc).
      3) It's really difficult to treat.

      One of my friends came up to me and told me that she had candida, and explained how it was messing her up and that the doctors she'd seen hadn't really done s**t (or perscribed anything that work). I asked her if she'd tried fixing her diet and not eating sugar. She said she had somewhat, and it helped a little, but it didn't really make a difference. She also had eaten probiotics, which helped a bit.

      I'd recently finished reading a book on oxygen therapies which said candida is exteremely difficult to cure, regardless of what you do, but hydrogen peroxide seemed to actually do the trick very quickly.
      They advocated intravenous injection (which is a pain to do), but I thought drinking it might work as well since candida hangs out in the gut. I had some lying around and I'd used it for other stuff, so I figured I had nothing to lose by trying it. Neither of us thought it would work.
      I checked back with autumn in a few days, and she said that she didnt think it would work, but she started noticing changes after about 3 days, and within 10 most of her symptoms had gone away (in 2 weeks she said she felt like she as 95% of where she had been before, and "wow I can't believe how much candida messed me up").
      At some point, she lost the peroxide I gave her, and then went for about a week without it, at which point she noticed she got a lot worse (to about 50% of where she had been before she started, and said "I hope I don't have to use this stuff for the rest of my life."). We talked about it, and I theorized that the peroxide would probably need longer to completely kill the candida, but it might also be necessary to inject it to get some of the candida hangingou out in the bloodstream outside of the gut (in all the case studies I'd seen where peroxide worked, it was done intravenously, which we did not yet want to do).
      A bit later, while still not having peroxide, she came across a drink called kefir (another strong probiotic one), and started using it. She said that it got her to the last push of 99.9%, and that she planned to use that from now on, and has been fine ever since.
      Total sucesses with candida are very rare (a lot of these herbal things people suggest might work on one person, but never have consistent success since the condition is hard to treat), but I thought I'd share that example since I'm certain it happened (first hand experience), and I'd advise trying something similar.

      Candida normally occurs when you have too many things in your guy that feed the fungus (ie sugar), or your stomach bacteria are supressed and can't contain the fungus. The latter commonly happens when people are overperscribed antiobiotics (which happens a lot since doctors use antiobiotics zealously). Ie, it's very common for people to get a candida infection immediately after being treated for pneumonia.

      In our approach to treating it, we first killed off most of the candida with peroxide. Then once it was mostly gone, we put a lot of friendly bacteria in to put the balance in the gut back to where it should be. I don't think doing the latter will work if the Candida population is there in full force to begin with.

      As far as hydrogen peroxide goes, the stuff is harmless good for you if a few safey measures are followed:
      1) It has to be in a very low concentration (if you drink 30% you will most likely die and it burns skin if you touch it, whereas .05% helps your health a lot).
      2) It can't have toxic additives in it (most peroxide sold does)
      3) It needs to be drank away from meals (when you eat the stomach acids and proteins in gut can turn it into OH-, which is bad for you).

      The procedure she followed was very simple.
      1) Get a little bit of food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide* from me (you can buy it online), and an eyedropper.
      *It should be stored in the freezer if not used.
      2) Put 1 drop of 35% in a glass of water and drink it on the first day as far away from meals as possible.
      2) 2 drops the next day
      3) Keep on increasing* until it feels like you've done as much as feels comfortable (10 is the absolute max, she settled at 7).
      Some people increase at a slower rate, such as 1 drop for a week, then 2 for the next instead of 1 per day.
      4) once it feels peroxide has cleaned you out, switch to kefir (you cannot use both at the same time, since peroxide will kill the recently added probiotics)

      I'm not an expert on probiotics, but I do know their quality greatly varies from source to source, so you need to make sure you get a good brand. All I can say is that Kaffir seems to work well. If you don't want to deal with this, you can also just keep on using peroxide, or consult a doctor that works with oxygen therapies (and say can give you intravenous injections).

      Sometimes when you use peroxide, it will detoxify your system, and cause a lot of crap that was stored in your to come out quickly. This can be unpleasant for a few days (toxic flush syndrome), but once it passes you feel a lot better than you did before.

      Everything I said can also be done with ozone, and ozone colonics for instance work really well (as does drinking ozonated water). However, I do not have personal experience with either and both are more expensive than peroxide (and you asked for cheaper approaches). Oxygen is really good for getting the body to purge and flush stuff out, and if you follow a peroxide regimen it will most likely get a lot out of your system.

      Anyhow, I hope this helps. Candida is very difficult to cure and has a profound effect on people's lives, but hopefully if you follow this you'll be able to get better. Considering how much it helped my friend, I figure it's my duty to pass the knowledge on.

      *Eating foods with a lot of fiber also helps clean the colon out.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the best cleanse to boost immunity and regain health?
    What is the best candida cleanse to boost immunity and get a bit heathier. I have recently quit smoking and have a bit of a whitish tongue and some bumps on the back of my tongue from Acid Reflux Disease. Would should I do to cleanse myself? Any tips from other people that have tried cleansing? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations on stopping smoking.

      There are many products you can purchase that can help to flush out your system but I must warn that you may also flush out important flora, or good bacteria in your digestive tract. I recommend the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. The making of whey is very simple you can buy organic yogurt at the grocery and drain it through a cheese cloth or dish towel into a jar. You use the whey to lacto ferment vegetables, the most healing of these is the beet Kavas which uses 2 large beets, 1Tsalt, enough water to fill a 2 qt jar after all ingredients are added and 1/4 C whey you leave them set 2 days to ferment then move to refrigeration.

      According to Her book "Periodic fasting is an age-old method for restoring and maintaining health. FASTING ON MEAT OR VEGETABLE BROTH OR ON LACTO-FERMENTED VEGETABLE JUICES allows your enzyme-producing and digestive mechanisms to rest so that other enzyme systems can work at repair, detoxification and healing. .... Healing fasts work best when carried out in conjunction with a program if intestinal cleansing through enemas or colonics."

      But the investment in 2 beets and a tub of organic yogurt is much cheaper, natural, and effective than expensive cleanses. Most cleanses you buy are attempting to recreate a similar effect but can not be the fresh natural effect you get with a lacto fermented fresh product.. She recommends you use this beet Kavas in you cooking regularly it has a sour almost like vinegar taste but will help with your digestion. On going I recommend you ad probiotics which you can purchase at a health food store to regulate the yeast and other helpful bacteria in your digestive tract.

      Regarding you Reflux I used to suffer from this as well and I have been seeing a naturopath to get off all of the meds the Prilosec, and similar drugs stop your body from absorbing some of the vital nutrients you eat so you would do well to treat this naturally. I have found the acid is due to an imbalance in my bodies acidity and alkalinity. I have found a great cure squeeze 1 organic lemon into a 20 oz glass filled with ice. ad 2-3 T grade b maple syrup (to ad sweetness and to ad minerals) and fill the rest of the way with water, you can adjust the ingredients to your liking. You will find 1 lemon a day will lower your bodie's acidity and keep you from having acid reflux.

      Hope this helps

  15. QUESTION:
    I want to cure candida naturally without antibiotics and without a extreme diet?
    I have tried before to go on the no sugar diet, and for me it is just too hard financially. I am living on a ski bum income which means i cant afford all the sugar free, wheat free, gluten free etc etc products, as much as i try, veges are also hard to afford in this town!
    I dont want to go on a doctors prescribe antiobiotics as i would like to do this in a more natural way.

    • ANSWER:
      Its fungal, not bacterial. The doc would rx an anti fungal not an anti biotic. I get your want for nature, but really, go get some monostat or lotrimine.

  16. QUESTION:
    My mum has had a constant burning sensation in her throat for about 5years. What could it be?
    She has been examined by several doctors and taken several meds and no diagnosis nor cure has been found. She is in her 50's and on a good diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Good diet can mean different things to different people.

      Does she have post nasal drip? Does she like sweet? Does she crave carbohydrates? She can get a Candida Albicans test from a homeopath. That may be the culprit.

      If so, there is a way to kill the overgrowth safely and allow the tissue to recover in her throat and stop the post nasal sinus drip at night.

      A great way to tell if that is the case is to see if there is a white film covering the tongue before brushing teeth in the morning. If so, its not supposed to be there, and most people don't realize that its not normal. It means a Candida overgrowth and serious health issues can stem from that if left alone, because its a sign that its living in every natural opening of the body.

      Disease caused by candida albicans ranges from acid reflux, crohns, allergies, asthma, joint problems, depression, lack of libido etc.

  17. QUESTION:
    How long does it take acne cysts to go away on their own?
    I've had this acne cyst on my cheek since August last year. I've had to wear concealer on my face every day because of it. I went to a dermatologist about a month ago and he injected some stuff into it and it got a lot smaller and almost went a way for a while but then it got all inflamed again. Are acne cysts permanent or do they eventually go away? Are there any natural remedies for them?

    • ANSWER:
      Okay my sister if you want to remove acne permanently you cannot use topicals.
      The truth is internal parasites, yeasts & candida are causing your acne. Now when you eat junk food or have hormonal fluctuations there becomes a stronger need for efficient removal of toxins.

      When the body's eliminatory organs are over-burdened the skin needs to be used as an elimination channel hence acne.

      Honestly you can keep thinking topicals will help or you can visit http://www.acnedelete.com

      I've created the site myself, nothing to sell, pure information for curing acne. Please comment on the website to let me know what you think.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is candidiasis and its treatment. Is there any herbal treatement for this. ?
    I was diagonized diabetic at 27 and that is the time I started experiencing itch on my private parts. I am now on insulin and candidiasis is really a problem. Any cure?

    • ANSWER:
      Candidiasis is the term used to describe what happens when the yeast that normally populate the gut become pathogenic and reproduce uncontrolled, resulting in an infection that is almost parasitic in nature.

      The yeast cell is normally round, and at healthy levels they help to keep things moving along in your digestive system. When disbiosis occurs (an imbalance in the normal gastrointestinal flora, or bacteria and fungi that populate the gut) the yeast cells can grow unchecked and may become pathogenic (or cause disease). When this happens, the yeast cells develop rhizoids (or flagellates, little tail like appendages) that they use to burrow into the intestinal walls in search of food. Get enough of them in there and you may end up with leaky gut syndrome, a condition in which the intestine has become permeable and undigested food particles and waste products from the yeast can make their way into the bloodstream where they are treated as toxins and an immune response is triggered. This can make a person feel very sick.

      The diabetic diet should go a long way toward starving the candida, as it feeds on sugar. It is tantamount that you keep your blood sugar levels under control to have any measure of success in battling a yeast infection.

      But, that alone isn't a cure. In severe cases, strict adherence to the anticandida diet is required (this includes total avoidance of sugar, both natural and artificial, as well as moldy and yeasty foods such as cheese, all vinegars except ACV, mushrooms, pickles, and alcohol), and may be for several months or even years before a balance is achieved.

      A good probiotic is also necessary to help repopulate decreased levels of the healthy bacteria normally present in the gut that keep yeast in check.

      In addition, antifungal therapy may be necessary, such as a prescription medication (like diflucan or nystatin powder) or herbal remedy (such as oil of oregano, pao d' arco, or other herb with antiviral properties).

      Digestive enzymes can go a long way toward starving yeast because they help to break down food before it reaches the intestine, where the yeast are feeding.

      Usually a comprehensive (or multitier) program works the best, and long term therapy is required to acheive a good result. Diet, probiotics, antifungals, and digestive enzymes together should give a good result if the program is adhered to faithfully.

      Keep in mind that if you kill off too many yeast cells at once you may experience what is known as a herxheimer response. This happens when too many dead yeast cells and their byproducts are killed to be comfortably filtered by the system. If this occurs, simply let up a bit on the therapy and go at it a bit more gradually.

  19. QUESTION:
    Do you know if The Yeast Connection works for Systemic Candida?
    Or, do you know anything about, Cure Your Yeast Infection the All-Natural Way?

    • ANSWER:
      My ex is the author of The Yeast Syndrome (John Parks Trowbridge, MD)

      Diets do work, but you also need the help of anti-yeast medication to get things under control. You also feel worse before you get better as the yeast die-off creates a reaction called Herxheimer's Reaction - which is the illness you feel from the toxins released by millions of dying yeast.

      Arlette Pharo, MD is who Dr. Trowbridge refers candida patients to unless you are seeing him for orthopedics or chelation. The regimen of ANY yeast control diet is so hard to adhere to - yeast makes a person really emotional, and it is is hard to stay on these diets without a lot of support.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural cure for candida? With no drugs or doctor?
    It's embarrassing as hell but I have a reoccurring yeast infection that will not turn loose of me. My doc prescribed some pills that do nothing for me. I am in the process of searching for a new quack to give me more worthless treatment, but in the mean time does anybody know of a home remedy that could give me some relief?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you diabetic? It might be a good idea to be checked to see if you are passing glucose in urine. (very important)
      There are OTC creams and ointments which might cure it. Make sure your partner is yeast free as well. Eat yogurt and drink buttermilk daily and cut out all sugar from your diet.

  21. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to cure a yeast infection for men?
    Would pulling foreskin back and keeping it dry get rid of yeast infection? Are there any natural ways to get rid of yeast infection in men. thanks
    Krishna...thank you

    • ANSWER:
      "flour and water" << This is the worst advice I have ever seen given related to a yeast infection. ALL YEAST RELATED things should be avoided during a yeast infecion. By doing so you will only make matters worst. I have listed for what is required for you to do below. It will cost you a trip to the local health food store and a few bucks:

      1. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.
      2. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.
      3. Eat lots of leafy Green veg's every time you are hungry.
      4. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed

      Doing so will get your candida under control and kill off your yeast infection. I have personally done this myself and IT DOES WORK. But you have to stick to it and not give into your cravings for sugars. Those cravings are not YOU but the candida. So control yourself at all cost.

  22. QUESTION:
    Is there something natural that can help a person cleanse themself of candida?
    I know one good way to do it is to not eat foods that are high in sugar, like candy, certain types of bread, fruits, certain types of vegitables like beets and ect.
    But is there a natural food that is good for getting rid of Candida?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes... Your diet plays a major role in your ability to prevent and cure yeast infections. It sounds like you have everything under control but still need some more information on Candida yeast infection I did some research and here are some helpful tips I thought you would find interesting…

      To prevent yeast infections...

      1. Keep your genital area dry
      Failing to clean your genital area makes it easier for fungi to thrive and overgrow. This might lead to infection of other parts of your body, a case which can be life-threatening. Make it a habit to clean your genital area – and your whole body for that matter – regularly. Most people can get away with washing twice daily but for those who engage in strenuous activities, extra care must be observed.

      2. Avoid products that can cause irritation
      Some products might cause irritation to the genital area, especially scented soaps, sprays, and creams. If you find that you feel itchy down there after using a certain product, discontinue use immediately. Scented products might give the false feeling that you are cleaner but this is not the case and these products will just make it more difficult for you to get rid of a yeast infection fast. Fragrance-free products are enough to get the job done and keep you feeling clean and fresh.

      3. Watch what you wear
      Tight clothing won’t help when you are trying to treat a yeast infection. Tight jeans and underwear can cause further irritation. It is advisable to wear loose-fitting clothes and wear underwear made from cotton. Fabrics made from synthetic materials do not allow your skin to breath, trapping moisture which attracts fungi.

      If you found this information helpful this blog post goes into greater detail and offers many ways to prevent and deal with yeast infections. Several of the tips provide almost immediate relief for the pain and uncomfortable symptoms associated with Candida yeast infections...

  23. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection?
    Can anyone give me some advice as how to cure a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      For years some doctors have advised women to insert live yogurt into the vagina to introduce Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium and also produce a more acidic environment to help fight infection. Sometimes, freeze-dried Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium containing pessary is inserted into the vagina for even more pronounced results. Continue this for an extra day after you get cured.

      There are other effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and anti fungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      You may try this hugely popular natural remedy for Candida infections http://healthherbsandnutrition.com/products/candidate.htm

      Hope all that helped

      Good Luck!

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the best remidies/cures for male candida?
    As the question says also im 15 in the uk can i go to the doctors to make sure it is candida without parents permission? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Best remedies for soothing and getting rid of thrush or candida, is to eat natural yogurt or smear it on the affected area. Avoid eating any foods with yeast in them, like bread, biscuits, cakes, alcohol. Yes you can go to the Doctors and get it checked out.

  25. QUESTION:
    Can I do these cleanses to lose weight ?
    http://curezone.com/dis/1.asp?C0=254

    I also read the chapter in kevin's book named "natural cures "they" don't want you to know about" and he said you can do two cleases (colin and candida) to lose weight in the chapter about losing weight. I also want answers from people who have this this before, and any books I can read on this.

    Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      The colon does not need cleansing. Please see the following links for details:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105845.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

      *1) Burn more calories then you're consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/weight/calsburned.htm

      Get an online, desktop, or cell phone diet and fitness calculator. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

      Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
      Adults: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
      Teens/Children: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/bmi.html

      It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.

      Here are two articles on how to break through a weight loss plateau:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/86/99147.htm
      http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/18/102117.htm

      *2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

      Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
      http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates.html

      The following are food pyramids and several articles on what you should eat everyday:
      Food Pyramids:
      http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d
      http://www.mypyramid.gov/
      Antioxidant Superstars - Vegetables and Beans:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107638.html
      Antioxidant Loaded Fruits:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107640.html
      Good Carbs Mean Better Weight:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105783.htm
      The Benefits of Protein:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/85/98824.htm
      Some Fats Are Good For You:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/49/40075.htm
      Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107641.html
      What You Should Eat Daily:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_201.jhtml
      Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_101.jhtml

      *3) Perform cardiovascular, core, and/or strength training on most days. Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure you're doing all exercises correctly.

      The following is a website and numerous articles on cardiovascular, core, and strength training:
      Exercise Prescription on the Net
      http://www.exrx.net/
      Starting an Exercise Program:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/startexercise.htm
      Strength Training Basics:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/trainbasics.htm
      Cardiovascular Machine Workouts:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/cardiowork.htm
      Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/64/72314.htm
      Understanding Your Training Heart Rate:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/thr.htm
      Exercise Errors:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/errors.htm
      Getting a Flat Stomach:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/71/81365.htm
      Weight Lifting - Does Order Matter:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/80/96440.htm
      Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/95/103524.htm
      Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/32/1728_81005.htm

      *4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

      *5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com
      Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier.

      Send me an email or yahoo instant message to "gainbetterhealth" if you have any questions and good luck!

      *Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can you please give me at home remedies to get rid of my acne and tan?
    My face is full of little tiny acne and I want to gt rid of it. I also want paler skin and rosy cheeks. Are there any home recipies that you can easily make that is cheap and natural and will give me the criteria that I wanted? If so please give me some. I desperatly need my skin perfect in 2 weeks. :) Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      what you eat effects your skin the most! just youtube Dr. Mercola's youtube video about acne. he gives great info about how to cure it!! Acne is caused by candida.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are the best home remedies of yeast infection? Is tee tree oil an effective natural home remedy for it?
    Does Tea Tree Oil really work for yeast infection? Or is there another home remedy for it.

    • ANSWER:
      Getting rid of a persistent yeast infection can be quite challenging.It's estimated that three out of four women will have a yeast infection in their lifetime.
      Some natural remedies and home remedies that are used for yeast infection are
      1. Unsweetened yogurt
      2. Garlic
      3. Tee Tree Oil
      4. Honey
      5. Vinegar, etc.

      Tea tree oil is an effective medication for the cure of yeast infections which is extracted from the tea tree Melaleuca alternifolia, exclusively found in Australia. The active ingredient which kills the basic ground for the nurture of Candida is Terpinen4-ol.

      For more Information try the links

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/women-health/home-remedies-for-yeast-infection.html

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/women-health/tea-tree-oil-and-yeast-infection.html

  28. QUESTION:
    how long should a fast against candida last?
    I have done 3 days so far of water fasting in an effort to get rid of this. How long should this last?
    I meant water fast as in a fast where I only drink water, not as in a fast where I do everything but drink water, sorry for the confusion!

    • ANSWER:
      Who told you that you should "fast", to get rid of Candida?
      That is not an effective treatment for candida.
      Your time would have been better spent, doing a web-search for natural cures/treatments against candida.
      Drinking water helps people to flush out waste, and toxins out of the body.
      Not drinking water for 3 days will only get YOU dehydrated!
      Whoever suggested that you do that, was/is an idiot.

      Sorry for not realizing that. But on this board, all kinds of crazy things show up, so we start expecting to read the un-thinkable.
      I do hope you ARE doing your own web-search on your subject, since you are not getting much here. The search that I "did", did not include "flushing your system", as a possible answer. Happy hunting.

  29. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies I can make and use to cure a yeast infection?
    If you know any good websites where I can ask a doctor "live & free" questions or any other websites that will give me good advice I would appreciate it. Thank you.
    I have used the over the counter 7 day vaginal cream, but it's very uncomfortable and I cannot sleep when I use it.
    Also, if you know any good websites where I can ask a doctor "live & free" questions or any other websites that will give me good advice I would appreciate it. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Samii,

      I have some in-expensive, 100% Safe and Natural Treatments you can try. Most importantly they work better than drugs because they help your body fight the infection off, working in synergy.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      4. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to help wipe out the infection.

      If you're interested in more natural vaginal yeast infection therapies, and how to know which are the most effective check out my source box below.

  30. QUESTION:
    An all natural cure for yeast infection and thrust of the MOUTH!?
    MY Aunt just had half a lung taken out due to cancer, after the round of antibiotics she has gotten thrush of the mouth or yeast infection in her mouth. With the surgery she has had they are afraid to giver her anything for this (and I think she is at the point where she doesn't want anything else). So I am on here asking is there anything organic, or all natural that would help with this?

    • ANSWER:
      Switch to the candida diet to make things less conducive to fungal infections (don't eat any sugar at all and focus on pH balancing food). Also, fungus will grow in an alkaline environment, so acidic things will help to remove it (lemon juice in water, etc). You can also get natural mouthwashes that are non-alcohol based but have tea tree oil in them - tea tree oil is a fungicide. Natural unsweetened probiotic yoghurt applied topically can also help.

  31. QUESTION:
    Are there any homiopathic remedies to cure or prevent a sinus infection?
    I get them 2 or 3 times a year and I'd like to start being more pro-active at preventing them and cut back on the antibiotics.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there is.

      You will need a tea kettle, a box of Kleenex, a towel, thick glass salad type bowl, cutting board and one small bottle of tea tree oil and one small bottle of peppermint oil.

      Boil water. Place bowl on cutting board and pore hot water in bowl. The cutting board prevents the heat from the bottom of the bowl from making a mark on a wooden table top.

      Add 4 drops tea tree oil and 2 drops peppermint oil.

      Hair must be pulled away from face and drape bath towel around your head and over the bowl and breath slowly in and out until you feel your nose open up little by little.

      The box of Kleenex will come in handy as you will need to blow your nose as it clears the infection out.

      Tea tree oil and peppermint oils are known as natural disinfectants and expand your air passageways.

      If you are the kind of person who has chronic sinus infections, google Candida Albicans and sinus infections and learn what is causing it, because that is most likely the problem.

      There is another way to combat this by supporting your immune system. You may discuss it with me if you have questions.

  32. QUESTION:
    How do you treat/cure chronic yeast infection with natural remedies?
    My girlfriend has chronic yeast infection. She has taken many meds and is watching what she eats. What are some remedies and tips that you may have? thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Coconut oil is supposed to be a good rememdy for candida. You can now buy virgin coconut oil in the supplement section of you local health store. Don't buy the cooking type - it's not as pure and doesn't have the same benefit.

  33. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of an excess of candida bacteria in my gut?
    apparently I have more that I should which is currently why I am eating everything and not gaining weight. The problem is I am trying to lose weight. any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      If you think you have excess Candida in your gut you should see a natural health practitioner or a doctor that treats the condition to be sure that is indeed your problem. The healthcare professional you see will help you develop a plan to deal with the problem. There are prescription antifungal drugs doctors can give you to kill excess yeast. You can also take herbal remedies. Raw garlic, oil of oregano, and grapefruit seed extract are all natural antifungals. There are more but I don't know what they are off hand.

      You should also go on a Candida diet. Cut out simple carbs like white rice and white flour. You also should cut all sugars out of your diet. That means eliminating white sugar, brown sugar, and high fructose corn syrup. Don't eat really sweet fruits like bananas and oranges. You should also avoid all canned and dried fruits.

      Foods that contain yeasts should also be avoided. Don't eat fermented foods, smoked or cured meats, bread or alcohol.

      I hope that information helps you some.

  34. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection during pregnancy?
    What can I take specific answers please!
    FYI I did not give thumbs down! I dont know who did! I'll give everyone thumbs up! Thanks everyone for the great answers! Hopefully I can get some relief SOON!

    • ANSWER:
      Candida albicans is the microscopic fungus which is responsible for thrush. While this organism ordinarily lives in the intestinal tract of men and women, nearly one out of three women have candida albicans present in their vagina. This can become a problem when its numbers outgrow the good bacteria – it’s a battle of the good bacteria with the bad bacteria and the side with the most ‘soldiers’ wins.

      During pregnancy, the vagina becomes rich in a form of glucose named ‘glycogen’, which feeds the growth of Candida albicans. It’s believed the higher levels of glycogen occurs due to increased oestrogen levels and reduced acidity in the vagina. This is why a pregnant woman is ten times more likely to get thrush than normal – instead of being a nice cosy home for thrush, the vagina is now a five star hotel!

      Other things which can kill good pro-biotic bacteria include:

      * Anti-biotics
      * Birth Control Pills
      * Steroidal/hormonal drugs
      * Fluoride
      * Chlorine
      * Coffee/Tea/Carbonated Drinks
      * Synthetic vitamins
      * Radiation
      * Stress
      * Additives
      * Pesticides
      * Fertilisers

      The best way to prevent thrust is to take a regular pro-biotic. There are many pro-biotic preparations on the market, usually in powder form found at your health food store or at the chemist. They store the pro-biotic ‘acidophilus’ in the fridge being a live bacteria – you will likely need to ask for it as it won’t be on the shelf. However the one of the best pro-biotic product to take is Fast-Tract – it contains not only one or two strains of pro-biotics but thirteen different ones – a much better product by far! Fast-Tract is not fast-tracked in faecal matter like some other commercially made pro-biotic products. The bacteria are produced from fruit and vegetables and they have been able to acheive a massive 265 million CFU’s (colony forming units) per ml of liquid – and it doesn’t taste that bad at all!

      Of course, if you think you have thrush, be sure to let your carer know. You may be prescribed a medication in the form of pessaries or creams which are safe to use during pregnancy – oral forms of medications are generally not recommended in pregnancy. Don’t buy any other medications unless you have spoken to your carer first as some are not safe to use.

      Many care-givers won’t worry about a diagnois of thrush and are often dismissive, even with heavy growth of candida because it’s considered harmless – but it’s very uncomfortable if you are the person who has it. So you will need to be quite insistent if you want treatment prescribed.

      Just because one type/brand of treatment doesn’t work e.g. Canasten, it doesn’t mean another like Nilstat won’t work. Try them all because they have slightly different constituents.

      If you are in your first trimester, your carer will be least likely to want to prescribe you something for thrush. Here are some suggestions below if you cannot take any medication:

      * Get onto a probiotic as soon as you can – this will help the actual problem of a bacterial inbalance and will get to work right away. The good bacteria will begin to grow and out-number the bad bacteria.

      * Natural live yogurt contains a pro-biotic called acidophilus. However, the level of pro-biotics in yoghurt is quite low, so it can take a little more time to help, which can be frustrating especially if itching is a problem. You can eat the yoghurt as much as you like, some women swear by inserting some plain natural yoghurt into their vagina. You can soak a tampon in natural yoghurt, (differentiate just unsweetened from true natural yoghurt) and insert into the vagina for 2 hours, then change for new one.

      * Avoid underwear that is tight or contains materials like lycra and other fabric which reduces air circulation – cotton is best. Avoid underwear wherever possible – not a good idea though if you are going to work and wearking a skirt! Around the home and overnight is a good start.

      * Avoid tight jeans or trousers where possible – opt for skirts if you can.

      * Candida albicans thrive in moist, warm environments so try to avoid long, hot baths.

      * Good old Gentian Violet in an aqua or water Base is still extremely effective for vag thrush (just messy & ‘out there’ being bright purple) especially good for nipples & babies mouths as it is very liquid and soaks into all the crevices in the tissues which a gel like Daktarin cannot.

      * Douching isn’t recommended in pregnancy even though it’s effective whilst non-pregnant

      * Try avoiding yeast – lot of women swear that yeast in their diet increases the growth of candida. It’s often present in iron tonic supplements so check list of ingredients when taking these.

      * High levels of sugar in diets seems to be a very common culprit, look to amending the diet primarily.

  35. QUESTION:
    what is the best cure for systemic candida?
    all i've heard about is the diet, which is practically impossible, and i was hoping there was something else out there that works. what has the highest success rate? help!

    • ANSWER:
      Since intestinal candida is a weed, you have to choke out the weed by refusing to feed it (which means cutting out sugar and yeast). But, I've done some other things that help that process along rather quickly:

      1. Candex - supplement that contains digestive enzymes that digest the candida and take it out of the body without any die-off reactions - you have to take it on an empty stomach (at night and first thing in the am) because if there is food in the system, it will digest the food instead of the candida. Die off reactions can be brutal so Candex is a life saver!

      2. Probiotics - I use Udo's Super 8 High Potency because it has 30 billion good guys per pill and its specially designed to fight yeast. It has to be refrigerated but its a great one - take one in the am and one at night. You can get it online or in your local health food store.

      3.Caprylic Acid and Undecenoic Acid - supplements that attack candida. Caprylic acid is the active component of coconut oil found to be stronger than prescription drugs like Diflucan in getting rid of candida. Undecenoic acid is an natural fatty acid that prevents candida from attaching to the intestinal walls starving it off.

      Use these together and you should be able to knock out candida in no time!
      Good Luck,
      Jenn

  36. QUESTION:
    Can Oil of Oregano help with Candida Overgrowth? If yes, how do you use it?
    I've had serious issues with Candida for over a year now. Over the counter and prescription drugs do not help me, so please don't suggest any kind of drug. I'm looking for a natural way to cure this. I've heard Oil of Oregano has amazing anti-fungal properties. Does anybody have experience with this? And please, don't tell me to go to my doctor. My doctor is no help at this point.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes oregano oil does work but for me I have found these work exponentially better:

      1. Avoid all sugers (candy, junkfood, chocolate, fruits, etc)
      2. Avoid all grains (rice, bread, oats)
      3. Avoid Alcohol
      4. Avoid All meat's (fish is ok)
      and get yourself the following:

      1. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.
      2. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called braggs which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.
      3. Eat lots of leafy Green Vegs everytime you are hungry.
      4. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed

      If you do this for 21 days you will completely be Candida free and get rid of yeast infection. I have done this personally and have seen great results.

  37. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of the eczema on my scalp?
    i have had really bad eczema all my life, but i only started getting it on my scalp about 2 years ago.
    ive heard that it can be caused by puberty and extreme temperatures. ive been to the doctors and they suggested a few different shampoos but nothing has cured it. it is veeerrry sore and irritating, which stops me from living my life the way id like to. please help ! ANY advice is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I have finally found the answer and it has taken me years of research to figure out. Go to Amazon and order 1 - Nutiva 24 oz Organic Hemps Seed Oil (has the omega oils 3-6-9) and 1- Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 54-Ounce Jar by Nutiva, 1 bottle of 25,000 IU of vitamin,Barlean's Organic Oils Organic Evening Primrose Oil, 120 softgels/1300 mg each. 1 shower cap, preferable plastic, 1 box of stevia or susta at http://www.sustastore.com, 1 bottle of NOW, Candida Clear, (If you want get a a bottle of "Super Enzymes 180 tabs" and "Amino Complete" and "8 Billion Acidophilus and Bifidus" from NOW brand also) 1 or 2 bars of dove soap. And need the "Body Ecology" book: http://amzn.to/b0DHpe - This book teaches how to stay away from Candida Overgrowth that causes Eczema with proper foods to eat to have a normal life again.

      Start taking the Vitamin D and Primrose Oil pills every day with breakfast, keep in fridge... (as with enzymes, amino, and Acidophilusis get those also)

      When the sun is shining, with the oil on your skin get some sun, as the sun will heal the eczema as the body can only make natural vitamin D from the sun.

      First if you hair is long, get a hair cut from friend or family member or go to your barber or hairdresser. Then at night get into shower, get hair/scalp wet, then with skin brush...brush your scalp to get excess skin off. Then before you go to sleep, dry off hair and you or someone massage Organic Hemp Seed Oil into your scalp rub in for 5-10 minutes with fingers and or skin brush if want to ...put a shower cap over your head and go to sleep.

      Allow the hemp seed oil to deactivate the eczema while you sleep and moisturize your scalp. (Have a couple of towels over your pillows and bottom sheet.) Then wash your hair with dove soap the next morning to get some of the oil out.

      wait 2 days....and every day....take vitamins...drink lots of filtered water....no more fluoridated water (watch video's on youtube about fluoride water that we drink, shower, bath in) (Get a shower filter on amazon and a brita water filter container purify water)

      Then 2 nights later before you go to sleep, take a skin brush and brush your scalp, and then wash scalp with dove soap and water. Then you or someone massage the "Organic Coconut Oil" into your scalp rub in for 5-10 minutes with fingers and or skin brush if want to. Then put shower cap on and go to sleep. (Have a couple of towels over your pillows and bottom sheet.)

      So switch off every 2 or 3 days of massaging Hemp and Coconut oils into scalp. If there is eczema or psoriasis on skin apply hemp and coconut oil where needed.

      During the next 60 days carry the little packets of stevia or susta in your pockets or purse to add to your drinks or food when needed. Release sugar as it feeds what causes eczema called "Candida Over growth" (google that) . Eat only organic raw foods as much as you can. Consume green smoothies made with your vita mix or blender will accelerate the healing. Try and eat as many non sweet vege's as you can...add only a few sweet vege/fruits to starve the Candida as much as you can. Go to youtube.com and enter "green smoothie" into search engine....practice making them with tutorials...take notes...and then make and drink them.

      Durring 60 days visualize your skin right now healed, and thank the eczema for teaching you to eat a new way, a better way, and that if it comes back it is communicating to you...to stay away from processed foods, candy, High Fructose Corn Syrup, anything in a box with MSG. If the eczema comes back it is telling you with the color red...to stop...like a stop sign...stop and go back to green foods...the color green will heal your skin.

      Eat greens...like Kale, Spinach, etc....The color of green foods is the color of "Go" !!! There are Green "GO" foods, and red rash "STOP" foods. Your body will show you which foods it wants to eat, the way it reacts. You will feel scratchy and itchy with red rashy eczema foods. Your body will feel free and fresh with green smoothy foods.

      Enjoy :)

      Ps. This may seem expensive to buy all these things....if add it all up...it is the cost of a Dr. appointment and the meds that you buy that will never ever work. These foods will heal you. You can also buy a few things a month and then over time you will have all you need to heal your self and be free from this torturous dis-ease.

  38. QUESTION:
    how can i cure a yeast infection?
    is there a shot you can take to cure a yeast infection?? i have tried the yogurt thing and it doesnt work im really not trying to find any natural cures just a quick and easy way to get it over with.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi well what u describe sounds very much like what is below so read on Ciao ♥
      What is vaginal yeast infection?
      Simply put, the vaginal yeast infection is the irritation of the vulva and the vagina. The underlying cause of this infection is the overgrowth of the yeast or fungus Candida. Although this fungus is normally found only within the vaginal area, an overgrowth can cause potential harm. Statistically speaking, vaginal yeast infection occurs very commonly. Of all the women throughout the world, around 75 percent of them are infected with this at one time or another.
      What people should be aware of is that every woman is under the risk of getting this infection. This is more so if one is: under a lot of stress, lacks the proper amount of sleep; has a scanty diet or one that includes too much sugar intake; pregnant and sick; taking pills for birth control; under heavy antibiotics; or has diseases like HIV and diabetes.
      -- A strange dense, scentless, milky like vaginal discharge
      -- Undetermined hurt during sexual intercourse, some slight blood spotting.
      -- Uncontrolled itchiness and a burning feeling in the vagina and the skin rounding the vagina (vulva).
      -- Undetermined puffiness of the vulva.
      -- An inflamed burning sensation during urination
      Regardless of how many or few symptoms occur, the infection may either be severe or mild, so one should consult a doctor as quickly as possible. This is because the symptoms for vaginal yeast infection are very similar to that of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as gonorrhea or Chlamydia.
      How can vaginal yeast infection be treated?
      Simply put, vaginal yeast infections can be treated and cured with the use of certain anti-fungal medicines that can come in many forms like suppositories inserted in the vagina, ointments, tablets and creams. The most popular medications are terconazole, tioconazole, nystatin, miconazole, clotimazole, and butoconazole. Most of these are readily available over-the-counter at various grocery stores and drug stores. Another known medication is fluconazole, and it can be taken per dosage as prescribed by a doctor.
      Unfortunately, like other infections, vaginal yeast infection may sometimes develop antibodies against medication. Thus, it is a must that one does not use these medicines unless she is completely sure of having the infection. Make sure that the doctor has confirmed it after a thorough check-up. Stick to the medicine prescribed by the doctor and stay away from dubious medical remedies.
      Self-Medication May Worsen the Infection - It is a must that doctors look into the condition before using any medicine. Pregnant women, those who have been diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection before, as well as those who have repeated yeast infection conditions should first check with their doctors before using any form of treatment. Should one plan to use these over-the-counter medications, it is essential that she understand and follow the instructions so that she will get the full effect.
      So as to avoid vaginal yeast infection, women must: Avoid using douches. Avoid using scented products for hygienic purposes like tampons, pads, sprays, and bubble baths.
      Change tampons and pads frequently during periods. Avoid wearing tight clothes and underwear that are made from synthetic fibers. use cotton instead, And take off exercise clothes and wet swimsuits as quickly as possible.
      Contrary to popular belief, it is very rare for one to contract vaginal yeast infection through sexual activity. It is when one's immune system is weakened that a woman becomes highly susceptible to this infection
      Vaginal yeast infection is a condition that can be treated with proper medication and good hygiene practices.
      http://www.healthnetwork.com.au/women/vaginal-yeast-infections.asp

  39. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of a yeast infection?
    Ok I think my sister has a yeast infection but she dosen't want to go to the doctor ( she is only 13 and scared. ) How can I help her?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lindsay,

      For years some doctors have advised women to insert live yogurt into the vagina to introduce Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium and also produce a more acidic environment to help fight infection. Sometimes, freeze-dried Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium containing pessary is inserted into the vagina for even more pronounced results. Continue this for an extra day after you get cured.

      There are other effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and anti fungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      For prevention, ask her to wash her panties with extra care as the yeast spores are left in the panties if you are infected and normal laundering won’t kill the fungus. Scrub the crotch of the panties with unscented detergent before washing. She may also put her panties in boiling water for sometime or soak them in bleach for 24 hours before wearing them. Hot ironing your panties is also a good idea as candida may die due to heat.

      Wear loose fitting clothes, made from cotton fiber if possible, to allow good air circulation. Fibers like polyester, plastic and leather trap the moisture inside and also render poor circulation. This makes the environment near your genitals prone to infections. Remember, try to sleep naked if possible, or at least remove undergarments (panties), to allow the vaginal area to become cool and dry. This shall provide you her immense relief equal to all the medicines combined.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any natural remedies to treat a yeast infection?
    I heard yogurt is good but it does not cure it just prevents it.

    • ANSWER:
      Try white vinegar douches [one tablespoon of Heinz white vinegar to a pint of water], twice a day for 5-7 days. This solution will turn the vagina acidic, and candida albicans [the microscopic yeast which causes infection] can only survive in an alkaline environment. If there's no improvement after trying this remedy, get an OTC medication like Monistat, Gyne-Lotrimin, etc; or, go to a doctor for treatment.

  41. QUESTION:
    how to cure Candida by natural remedy ?
    Dear Friend , who know any thing about natural remedy please mail me , Thank you very much.

    how to cure Candida by natural remedy ?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is nearly an epidemic in our society and is responsible for many of the chronic illness categories we see so frequently. Candida symptoms are vast and all encompassing and can even incapacitate the individual.
      Most people are unaware that it even exists, because most main stream doctors are uneducated about its impact on our health. People suffering from this condition often go from doctor to doctor for years and are usually told they are a hypochondriac or that it is stress or a psychiatric problem, before ever discovering the real culprit.

      Candida Albicans is a yeast that occurs naturally in the human body. Normally it lives in harmony with a variety of other microorganisms and actually performs a couple important functions. The problem occurs when something upsets the balance of bacteria in the body and this allows the yeast organism to proliferate and take over all the healthy microorganisms.

      It normally resides in the intestinal tract, mouth, throat and genitals, however it can burrow holes in the intestinal tract, enter the blood stream and then make it's way into any organ of the body. To make matters worse it emits over 70 different toxins into the body. Some people may even become allergic to the yeast itself.

      Once this hardy organism proliferates in the body, it wrecks havock in many ways and is the insitigator of many common maladies, conditions, syndromes and illnesses in our population.

      Some of the most frequent Candida symptoms are:
      abdominal gas

      headaches

      migraines

      excessive fatigue

      cravings for alcohol

      anxiety

      vaginitis

      rectal itching

      cravings for sweets

      inability to think clearly or concentrate

      hyperactivity

      mood swings

      diarrhea

      constipation

      hyperactivity

      itching

      acne

      eczema

      depression

      sinus inflammation

      pre-menstrual syndrome

      dizziness

      poor memory

      persistent cough

      earaches

      low sex drive

      muscle weakness

      irritability

      learning difficulties

      sensitivity to fragrances and/or other chemicals

      cognitive impairment

      thrush

      athlete's foot

      sore throat

      indigestion

      acid reflux

      chronic pain

      To read the complete article click the link below :-
      http://www.holistichelp.net/candida.html
      To read about the Homeopathic treatment( Without any side effects or complications) of Candida read this article :-
      http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/leucorrhoea-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp
      For more Holistic Help on Candida read this :-
      http://www.drz.org/asp/conditions/candida.asp

      Take care and God bless, I hope this helps you to get 100% well.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some good methods to get rid of acne?
    I know this is a really old, boring question that has been asked at least a million times, but what I'm looking for is a list of as many remedies as possible. I'd really appreciate it if you could mention everything you know works against face and body acne. I'm bound to learn something new that way. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The tricky part about acne is that the problem can actually become worse if you overmedicate. That's because acne medication can overdry the skin, causing a boost in your skin's Sebum (oil) production. This results in...you guessed it - more acne.

      So what's the long term solution? Find gentler solutions or even natural acne cures that won't shock your body into more breakouts. Here's what I recommend:

      - Use a glycerin based facewash. Glycerin is gentler and will balance the ph levels in your skin.
      - For body acne, try using an antibacterial soap to slowly dry out the skin. If your skin gets too dry, switch to a moisterizing soap like Dove to counterbalance the effect.
      - Wash your face only 2 times a day max and gently pat dry with a towel.
      - Use a gentle face moisterizer if the glycerin based face wash drys you out too much.
      - Eat almonds
      - Eat lots of fiber
      - drink lots of water
      - avoid excess sugar intake. It causes Candida Acne
      - If acne medication isn't working or causing new breakouts, try applying egg whites to the pimples at night before bed. This natural remedy works great.
      - One of my favorite natural skin conditioners is wearing an "oatmeal mask". The oatmeal with smooth your skin while simultaneously absorb toxins and oils from your pores.
      - Once naturally remedy is putting a dab of toothpaste (the paste kind) on irritated pimples before bed. The alcohol and zinc in the toothpaste will gently dry out the pimple without irritating the skin.
      - moisterize with an oil free moisterizer to prevent overdrying and further breakouts.

      For more great remedies, check out the Source link Below.

      Best of Luck!

  43. QUESTION:
    I wanted to know what is the best way to gid rid of a heache or migraine without using medicine?

    I have a really bad headache and i get them alot and i am into that all natural stuff, so what do i do???

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of migraine medicines are just pain killers. They only help before a migraine starts to occur.

      Migraines usually occur when the person is Dehydrated, stressed, hormonal imbalances: Candida: food allergies: parsites: heavy metal toxicity, and allergies.

      When I turned 18, i began experiencing painful headaches that lasted a week or two. One day, I went to the doctor and told me that those painful headaches were migraines. The doctor told me it could be genetics because my parents had it. The doctor gave me painkillers but I denied the drug. I found it useless because I did not want unknown chemicals going into my body that could harm me (side effects). I later bought a book full of natural cures. It had pages full of natural cures medicines that would cure common diseases such as migraines, allergies, herpes, diabetes, etc.
      The books title is called Natural Cures “They don’t want you to know about”.

      The cure that I found for migraines is Apple Cider Vinegar. (There is also Dr. Coldwell's stress reducing techniques; acupuncture; alphabiotics; cranial sacral therapy; chiropratic adjustments). If you are serious of getting ride of you migraine, you must eliminate artificial sweeteners and do all the cleanses (colon cleanse; liver/gallbladder cleanse, heavy metal cleanse, parasite cleanse, candida cleanse).

      One day, I slowly felt a migraine ready to cause me pain. I quickly ran to the kitchen and filled a glass of water and mix it with 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml). I drank it and within an hour and a half, my migraine was gone.

      Instructions:
      Since Apple Cider Vinegar is 5 percent acidic. I used two methods of indulging the acidic product.

      Eat it with a salad and 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar
      or
      A 3/4 glass full of water and mix with 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar.

      P.S. You can use the natural cure "while" having a migraine and it will take about an hour and a half for the pain to go away (the amount of time for the migraine to go away depends on the person). Please try it. It helped me, my parents, and my co-workers.

  44. QUESTION:
    What approaches have worked best for you when you suffer from a migraine?
    Today I've been sensitive to light, my vision is blurred, and the room is spinning, nausea hits me every time I try to "work" around the house. And my Migraine medicine doesn't seem to be helping.

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of migraine medicines are just pain killers. They only help before a migraine starts to occur.

      Migraines usually occur when the person is Dehydrated, stressed, hormonal imbalances: Candida: food allergies: parsites: heavy metal toxicity, and allergies.

      When I turned 18, i began experiencing painful headaches that lasted a week or two. One day, I went to the doctor and told me that those painful headaches were migraines. The doctor told me it could be genetics because my parents had it. The doctor gave me painkillers but I denied the drug. I found it useless because I did not want unknown chemicals going into my body that could harm me (side effects). I later bought a book full of natural cures. It had pages full of natural cures medicines that would cure common diseases such as migraines, allergies, herpes, diabetes, etc.
      The books title is called Natural Cures.

      The cure that I found for migraines is Apple Cider Vinegar. (There is also Dr. Coldwell's stress reducing techniques; acupuncture; alphabiotics; cranial sacral therapy; chiropratic adjustments). You must eliminate artificial sweeteners and do all the cleanses (colon cleanse; liver/gallbladder cleanse, heavy metal cleanse, parasite cleanse, candida cleanse).

      One day, I slowly felt a migraine ready to cause me pain. I quickly ran to the kitchen and filled a glass of water and mix it with 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml). I drank it and within an hour and a half, my migraine was gone.

      Instructions:
      Since Apple Cider Vinegar is 5 percent acidic. I used two methods of indulging the acidic product.

      Eat it with a salad and 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar
      or
      A 3/4 glass full of water and mix with 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar.

      P.S. You can use the natural cure "while" having a migraine and it will take about an hour and a half for the pain to go away (the amount of time for the migraine to go away depends on the person). Please try it. It helped me, my parents, and my co-workers.

  45. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to cure an yeast infection?
    I was prescribed an antibiotic a week or two ago and now I believe it has given me a yeast infection. What's the best way to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,

      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. There is one really good article about why OTC over the counter prescriptions just dont work and why its actually becoming a problem in our society (bacterial resistance, pharma companies, etc). I dont know it just made alot of sense to me after I spent a few minutes reading around here, some good stuff. Keep in mind that this type medicine usually only provides a temporary or short term solution to your yeast infection, it will likely come back again
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  46. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to treat a yeast infection during the day?
    I know there are plenty of creams available but is there any other, non messy treatment that doesn't require laying down for several hours in order to work?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.

      - You can try applying tea tree oil to a tampon and wear it during the day. Tea Tree Oil is a safe, natural anti-fungal. You can purchase it in most health food stores.

      -You should be drinking lots of water, eating tons of fiber and eating lots of probiotics like yogurt and cottage cheese while you have a yeast infection.

      - Make sure you don't wear underwear to sleep as to air out the area

      - Avoid scented soaps as well.

      You can find TONS of natural yeast infection cures through the source link below. In the meantime, here's some additional information...

      Candida is a bacterial fungus that lives in both men and women.

      More specifically called Candida Albicans, this fungus thrives in the digestive tract (as well as the vagina in women) and lives in harmony with acidic bacteria called Acidophilus.

      The acidophilus, being an acid regulates the Candida Albicans (a base).

      When people eat certain foods like complex sugars, the Candida Albican multiply and change the balance between the Candida and Acidophilus in the body.

      Suddenly, the acidophilus can no longer regulate the outnumbering Candida.

      This creates what is commonly known as Candida Overgrowth or a Yeast Infection.

      Symptoms include (for vaginal infections):
      - thick cottage like discharge
      - digestive troubles
      - burning
      - painful urination
      - itching
      - bleeding
      - soreness

      A Candida diet should consist of leafy greens, very little sugar, plenty of probiotics (found in yogurt and cottage cheese), drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fiber.

  47. QUESTION:
    Would it be safe for me to treat for a former yeast infection to make sure I cured it?
    I am not sure if I have got rid of my infection. And want to be sure I have. Would it hurt me to treat again for a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on how you are treating it. If you are using an anti-fungal cream then it's possible you may allow the yeast to build a resistance to the treatment. I would also advise against the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics, by definition, are supposed to kill bacteria; in many situations, such as when you have a bacterial infection, that’s a good thing.

      But those antibiotics, while doing their job on one part of your body, can cause problems elsewhere: They could be destroying “good bacteria” in your vagina — bacteria that help to keep the body's natural yeast population in check. When the good bacteria are destroyed, yeast can multiply and potentially cause a yeast infection.

      Instead try the following:

      AVOID THE FOLLOWING FOODS:

      ALL fruit juices and canned fruit (too much sugar).
      ALL dried fruits (too much sugar).
      Very starchy vegetables (pumpkin, sweet corn, parsnip) – Avoid for the first few weeks, like fresh fruits.
      Frozen fruit, preserved fruits, canned fruits.
      Canned vegetables.
      White flours, white rice, white pasta.
      Potatoes (baked is generally OK, not mashed).
      White rice (stick with brown or wild rice).
      White pasta (stick with buckwheat pasta).
      Most all breads & pizza bases (avoid bread).
      Alcohol (can be especially a bad choice).
      Sugar, in any form, shape and quantity.
      Honey, molasses, rice syrup, maple syrup.

      1. Choose cotton underwear and do not wear tight trousers (Moulds love warm, dark spaces with limited airflow).

      2. Avoid damp environments where airborne moulds are ever-present.

      3. Exercise everyday to relieve stress. Aerobic exercise is especially useful in treating candida as Candida and other fungi do not thrive in a high-oxygen environment. Also, fresh air and regular exercise have a positive effect on immunity.

      4. Cut all foods containing yeast including bread, pizza, crackers, pastries, muffins, mushrooms and ferments like soy sauce, cheese, tomato paste, beer and vinegar.

      5. Avoid refined carbohydrates as they are known to have a depressant effect on the immune system.

      6. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.

      7. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.

      8. Eat lots of leafy Green Veg's every time you are hungry.

      9. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed

      10. AVOID ALL SUGAR BASED FOODS

  48. QUESTION:
    What are homeopathic remedies for systemic yeast infection?
    I saw a program with a checklist for systemic yeast infection. I answered "yes" to nearly every question! I already know about yogurt and probiotics. What other things I should be incorporating?
    This is NOT for specific treatment of a vaginal yeast infection, rather an overgrowth of fungus throughout the body. Instead of "homeopathic" maybe I should have specified "natural" remedies instead -- such as certain foods, vitamins, or supplements to use.
    Thanks for all the suggestions so far!

    • ANSWER:
      This stuff. 98% kill of Candida Albicans. Triple blind placebo study completed in 1998 and found on Pubmed.org
      http://www.microbiologybytes.com/video/Candida.html
      Proof that Candida takes two forms and can become systemic.

      http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7727934020345992708&q=candida+albicans+video&total=22&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=3 What feeds candida and what starves candida.

      What I did. http://www.glycoscience.org is real. Dr. Hudson Freeze used "Mannose" to help improve his genetic patients which is found in aloe and this company has as well. He was angered by the fact that one of his patients dropped out to take this complex from glycoscience web site and as a result, he has been on a campaign to put down the company that sells it because he wants to market glyconutrients. However, he has no patent and Oxford University has taken down his slamming article against the company that sells it, because he is proven wrong.

      In the interum, there is a triple blind pacebo study conducted by Doris Lefkowitz PhD who approves of medical dictionaries and this study shows that glyconutrient complex has a 98% kill of Candida Albicans... The mannose alone, has a 45% kill.

      Kalos, from your other answer tried to report me to Yahoo as a solicitation and once they saw my answer was helpful they restored my points and my answer.

      If you ever see Kalos Orisates answers again, feel free to report him if he calls osteopaths and chiropractors who have earned their degrees and have healed countless people in a non toxic manner quacks.

      This yahoo forum is to be of people of quality and its time for people to take charge and report those who slam natural healing to the extent that it is actually harming people, because side affects of OTC drugs is blindness and liver damage.

      It is the body, with the proper nutritional tools that are missing in the modern diet that can cure itself. Once your cells recognize the fungus, it eliminates it on its own safely with no side affects from drugs.

  49. QUESTION:
    Would this have treated my yeast infection?
    I got a yeast infection a few days back from spending a day in a wet bathing suit. I didn't have time to buy /real/ Monistat, so I took some AZO Yeast pills and applied Monistat external cream that I had leftover. (The little tube that comes with Monistat) I didn't use either one today, yet I did not experience symptoms all day. Did that cure it, or is it only temporary relief?

    • ANSWER:
      Drugs, creams and lotions are designed to tackle the symptoms of yeast infections, not the real cause. This is why most conventional treatments for candida infection which work as a temporary band aid solution, fail to work in the long run. Even probiotic therapy which is considered an alternative, natural treatment that re-establishes the balance between the good bacteria and the bad bacteria in your digestive tract, fails to work in the long run simply because the root cause of Candida infection is still ignored.

      This video has information about natural treatment


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection inconspicuously?
    I am 16 am only have access to common household items. I need to cure this yeast infection which has not yet gotten bad.

    What are some main ways of going about this and how long will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      ....

      Before treating a yeast (candida) infection, you want to be sure it IS a yeast infection.
      See your doctor.
      If you are sure it is than the standard treatment is Monostat or Canesten- both available over the counter at your pharmacy. You can choose from various treatment methods: Tablets taken orally or creams applied vaginally. Treatment time varies from one day to six, depending on the method you choose.

      Check your local Natural food/health store about Acidophilus , (it's kept in the cooler) and other natural methods. Red juice (pomegranite, cranberry.etc.) gives relief. Put 'natural yeast cures' in your browser for many resources.
      Natural yogurt is a natural cure used to restore the proper balance of vaginal bacteria.

      Some foods and beverages that are high in yeast can aggravate candida.
      Soaking in the tub can aggravate candida.
      Yeast loves warm, moist environments so keep yourself cool and dry (cotton undies)

  2. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way of curing a yeast infection?
    Hiya peoples!
    Is there a natural way of curing a yeast infection in the genital area? The idea of shoving a pill up there...*shudder*

    I heard somewhere that you could eat yogurt or something, but I'm not sure.
    As in, without the pill round thing.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural live yoghurt can be used in two ways to deal with thrush: eating it and/or inserting it into your vagina. The key is not the yoghurt itself but the bacteria, lactobacillus acidophilus, in the yoghurt. This helps the body maintain, or regain, its natural pH level and keeps yeast under control.

      Eating yoghurt may help keep yeast levels low throughout the body, but particularly in the stomach and intestines. Because candida in the bowel can easily make its way to the vulva and vagina, keeping your digestive system clear of thrush may help prevent vaginal thrush.

      Inserting yoghurt into your vagina may also help restore your vaginal pH balance, but there is less scientific support for this method. If you want to give it a try, put one teaspoon of yoghurt in an applicator, a plastic syringe or on a tampon, and insert it high into your vagina. Repeat this every night for a week. It is important that you use only unsweetened, plain, live yoghurt.

      The active ingredient in this treatment, lactobacillus acidophilus, is also available at health food stores as a supplement on its own.

      Hope this is useful. For more ideas, check out this link. Good luck.

      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsqtoz/a/yeast_infection.htm

  3. QUESTION:
    Is medicine the right way to cure anxiety or does it only keep it under control?
    I'm gonna get some medicine for my anxiety problem and I was wondering if there was a better way to cure anxiety for good. I don't to take a medicine and then get addicted to it or get to the point where I will believe that it's the " only way " for me to cope with anxiety. I'm really sick of anxiety.

    • ANSWER:
      Try natural therapies which have scientific support, are not addictive or have many adverse side effects. The most common deficiency state is magnesium which is a common cause of anxiety.

      The following natural anxiety treatments that have some scientific studies supporting their use:

      Magnesium
      Inositol
      Valerian Root
      Kava Herb
      Rhodiola Herb
      Appropriate Exercise (not too much, not too little)
      Hypoglycemia Diet
      "Food Allergy" Elimination Diet
      Candida Yeast Theory (speculative)

      Natural treatments for depression and anxiety >>>
      http://www.drpodell.org/alternative_treatments_for_depression.shtml

      Need More Magnesium? 10 Signs to Watch For >>>
      http://www.ancient-minerals.com/magnesium-deficiency/need-more/

  4. QUESTION:
    How can I help cure my yeast infection?
    I don't really have the money to be spending on monistat and stuff, so I was wondering if there's any natural way I can help get rid of this infection. It's pretty gross I've never had one before and it's bothering me. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Probiotics are a popular natural remedy for yeast infection. They are live microbial organisms that are naturally present in the digestive tract and vagina. Probiotics, sometimes referred to as "friendly" bacteria, suppress the growth of potentially harmful organisms such as Candida, which is why probiotic supplements have been explored as a natural remedy for yeast infection.

      The type of probiotic being studied for yeast infections is Lactobacillus, especially Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1, and Lactobacillus fermentum RC-14. In some studies, low levels of Lactobacilli in the vagina have been associated with yeast infection. These can be found in foods like yogurt.

      The essential oil tea tree oil, diluted and applied topically to the vaginal area, has shown some potential as a natural home remedy for yeast infection. A compound called terpinen-4-ol in tea tree oil appears to be responsible

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best cleanse to boost immunity and regain health?
    What is the best candida cleanse to boost immunity and get a bit heathier. I have recently quit smoking and have a bit of a whitish tongue and some bumps on the back of my tongue from Acid Reflux Disease. Would should I do to cleanse myself? Any tips from other people that have tried cleansing? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations on stopping smoking.

      There are many products you can purchase that can help to flush out your system but I must warn that you may also flush out important flora, or good bacteria in your digestive tract. I recommend the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. The making of whey is very simple you can buy organic yogurt at the grocery and drain it through a cheese cloth or dish towel into a jar. You use the whey to lacto ferment vegetables, the most healing of these is the beet Kavas which uses 2 large beets, 1Tsalt, enough water to fill a 2 qt jar after all ingredients are added and 1/4 C whey you leave them set 2 days to ferment then move to refrigeration.

      According to Her book "Periodic fasting is an age-old method for restoring and maintaining health. FASTING ON MEAT OR VEGETABLE BROTH OR ON LACTO-FERMENTED VEGETABLE JUICES allows your enzyme-producing and digestive mechanisms to rest so that other enzyme systems can work at repair, detoxification and healing. .... Healing fasts work best when carried out in conjunction with a program if intestinal cleansing through enemas or colonics."

      But the investment in 2 beets and a tub of organic yogurt is much cheaper, natural, and effective than expensive cleanses. Most cleanses you buy are attempting to recreate a similar effect but can not be the fresh natural effect you get with a lacto fermented fresh product.. She recommends you use this beet Kavas in you cooking regularly it has a sour almost like vinegar taste but will help with your digestion. On going I recommend you ad probiotics which you can purchase at a health food store to regulate the yeast and other helpful bacteria in your digestive tract.

      Regarding you Reflux I used to suffer from this as well and I have been seeing a naturopath to get off all of the meds the Prilosec, and similar drugs stop your body from absorbing some of the vital nutrients you eat so you would do well to treat this naturally. I have found the acid is due to an imbalance in my bodies acidity and alkalinity. I have found a great cure squeeze 1 organic lemon into a 20 oz glass filled with ice. ad 2-3 T grade b maple syrup (to ad sweetness and to ad minerals) and fill the rest of the way with water, you can adjust the ingredients to your liking. You will find 1 lemon a day will lower your bodie's acidity and keep you from having acid reflux.

      Hope this helps

  6. QUESTION:
    I want to cure candida naturally without antibiotics and without a extreme diet?
    I have tried before to go on the no sugar diet, and for me it is just too hard financially. I am living on a ski bum income which means i cant afford all the sugar free, wheat free, gluten free etc etc products, as much as i try, veges are also hard to afford in this town!
    I dont want to go on a doctors prescribe antiobiotics as i would like to do this in a more natural way.

    • ANSWER:
      Its fungal, not bacterial. The doc would rx an anti fungal not an anti biotic. I get your want for nature, but really, go get some monostat or lotrimine.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can I do candida and colon cleanses naturally without buying expensive supplements?
    I would seriously like to do whole-body cleanses but supplements are expensive and I don't really trust a lot that ar on the market today? Does anyone know of natural ways to do candida and colon cleanses?

    • ANSWER:
      I read alternative therapy books a lot, and from them I've learned a few things:
      1) Candida is a nasty conditions that causes a lot of problems.
      2) Most doctors don't awknowledge that it exists (and say it's in your head etc).
      3) It's really difficult to treat.

      One of my friends came up to me and told me that she had candida, and explained how it was messing her up and that the doctors she'd seen hadn't really done s**t (or perscribed anything that work). I asked her if she'd tried fixing her diet and not eating sugar. She said she had somewhat, and it helped a little, but it didn't really make a difference. She also had eaten probiotics, which helped a bit.

      I'd recently finished reading a book on oxygen therapies which said candida is exteremely difficult to cure, regardless of what you do, but hydrogen peroxide seemed to actually do the trick very quickly.
      They advocated intravenous injection (which is a pain to do), but I thought drinking it might work as well since candida hangs out in the gut. I had some lying around and I'd used it for other stuff, so I figured I had nothing to lose by trying it. Neither of us thought it would work.
      I checked back with autumn in a few days, and she said that she didnt think it would work, but she started noticing changes after about 3 days, and within 10 most of her symptoms had gone away (in 2 weeks she said she felt like she as 95% of where she had been before, and "wow I can't believe how much candida messed me up").
      At some point, she lost the peroxide I gave her, and then went for about a week without it, at which point she noticed she got a lot worse (to about 50% of where she had been before she started, and said "I hope I don't have to use this stuff for the rest of my life."). We talked about it, and I theorized that the peroxide would probably need longer to completely kill the candida, but it might also be necessary to inject it to get some of the candida hangingou out in the bloodstream outside of the gut (in all the case studies I'd seen where peroxide worked, it was done intravenously, which we did not yet want to do).
      A bit later, while still not having peroxide, she came across a drink called kefir (another strong probiotic one), and started using it. She said that it got her to the last push of 99.9%, and that she planned to use that from now on, and has been fine ever since.
      Total sucesses with candida are very rare (a lot of these herbal things people suggest might work on one person, but never have consistent success since the condition is hard to treat), but I thought I'd share that example since I'm certain it happened (first hand experience), and I'd advise trying something similar.

      Candida normally occurs when you have too many things in your guy that feed the fungus (ie sugar), or your stomach bacteria are supressed and can't contain the fungus. The latter commonly happens when people are overperscribed antiobiotics (which happens a lot since doctors use antiobiotics zealously). Ie, it's very common for people to get a candida infection immediately after being treated for pneumonia.

      In our approach to treating it, we first killed off most of the candida with peroxide. Then once it was mostly gone, we put a lot of friendly bacteria in to put the balance in the gut back to where it should be. I don't think doing the latter will work if the Candida population is there in full force to begin with.

      As far as hydrogen peroxide goes, the stuff is harmless good for you if a few safey measures are followed:
      1) It has to be in a very low concentration (if you drink 30% you will most likely die and it burns skin if you touch it, whereas .05% helps your health a lot).
      2) It can't have toxic additives in it (most peroxide sold does)
      3) It needs to be drank away from meals (when you eat the stomach acids and proteins in gut can turn it into OH-, which is bad for you).

      The procedure she followed was very simple.
      1) Get a little bit of food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide* from me (you can buy it online), and an eyedropper.
      *It should be stored in the freezer if not used.
      2) Put 1 drop of 35% in a glass of water and drink it on the first day as far away from meals as possible.
      2) 2 drops the next day
      3) Keep on increasing* until it feels like you've done as much as feels comfortable (10 is the absolute max, she settled at 7).
      Some people increase at a slower rate, such as 1 drop for a week, then 2 for the next instead of 1 per day.
      4) once it feels peroxide has cleaned you out, switch to kefir (you cannot use both at the same time, since peroxide will kill the recently added probiotics)

      I'm not an expert on probiotics, but I do know their quality greatly varies from source to source, so you need to make sure you get a good brand. All I can say is that Kaffir seems to work well. If you don't want to deal with this, you can also just keep on using peroxide, or consult a doctor that works with oxygen therapies (and say can give you intravenous injections).

      Sometimes when you use peroxide, it will detoxify your system, and cause a lot of crap that was stored in your to come out quickly. This can be unpleasant for a few days (toxic flush syndrome), but once it passes you feel a lot better than you did before.

      Everything I said can also be done with ozone, and ozone colonics for instance work really well (as does drinking ozonated water). However, I do not have personal experience with either and both are more expensive than peroxide (and you asked for cheaper approaches). Oxygen is really good for getting the body to purge and flush stuff out, and if you follow a peroxide regimen it will most likely get a lot out of your system.

      Anyhow, I hope this helps. Candida is very difficult to cure and has a profound effect on people's lives, but hopefully if you follow this you'll be able to get better. Considering how much it helped my friend, I figure it's my duty to pass the knowledge on.

      *Eating foods with a lot of fiber also helps clean the colon out.

  8. QUESTION:
    What causes dandruff? What's a natural way to cure it?
    I've recently taken a more natural approach to my hair and now only wash it two times a week to keep the natural oils. So far its worked great; my hair is softer and the ends are less dried and split. However, I've noticed I have a little dander which I've never had before. Now when I do wash my hair I scrub my scalp with shampoo really well but It's still there. What's up with that?

    • ANSWER:
      candida.Thyme can help.antifungals.use natural and get off sugar and carbs that break down into sugar.Sugar feeds it.

  9. QUESTION:
    how do i cure chronic bacteria infections?
    is there a natural cure or remedy for chronic bacteria infections? ive tried preventing them in all of the typical ways doctors tell you to and nothing works. the medicine is useless too. i would appreciate some info on any at home remedies. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I dont know where exactly are you having this infection but try the following stuff

      a. Yogurt:

      b. Douching:
      A boric acid douche is an ideal alternative to acidify the vaginal pH. Can be used for vaginal infection. A vinegar douche, made by mixing one tablespoon of vinegar per quart of warm water, is also as effective.

      c. Beta-dine and gentian violet:
      Beta-dine and gentian violet are excellent in countering Candida vulvovaginitis. Betadine is an effective antiseptic iodine solution.

      d. Oxygen healing therapies:
      Oxygen healing therapies have proven successful for treating candidiasis with intravenous hydrogen peroxide.

      e. Homeopathy:
      The all encompassing homeopathy comes to the rescue here too, as over the counter homeopathic treatments are readily available. Common ingredients used in its preparations are pulsatilla and sepia. Specific treatments can also be designed for treating individual cases.

      g. Nutritional supplements:
      The antioxidants in vitamins, like vitamins A, C, D and E, as well as, B complex, help in treating bacterial infection. Topical applications of vitamin E from prepared creams or powdered capsules help relieve itching.

      h. Dietary restrictions:
      Foods that yeast organisms thrive on, like cheese, alcohol, chocolate, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, fruits, fermented foods or those containing molds, like blue cheese, should be avoided.

      i. Warm bath:
      An ordinary warm bath or a shallow sitz bath can be very soothing. But don’t use soap, as it leaches out the skin’s natural oils that act as the body’s natural lipid barriers against germs.

      j. Cold compresses:
      If swelling and itching is making you feel miserable, cold compresses can help. When you place a cold washcloth across the affected area, it causes the blood vessels to constrict and makes the area less red and swollen.

      Get well soon!

  10. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of vaginal thrush naturally?
    I am 13 and i think i have thrush, i am really itchy downstairs and it burns when i pee. I wanted to know an easy natural way to cure vaginal thrush?????????????????? Help i don't want to take medication and creams something natural is good!

    • ANSWER:
      To the person who answered first, yes it is called thrush no matter where it is. And she said she wants natural, probably so she doesn't have to tell her mum, because it is embarrassing i would know. I'm 14. Lol.

      Usually these infections start by not washing downstairs properly.

      Most women will experience at least one episode of yeast infection (thrush) in their lifetime. Unfortunately for many women yeast infections are on going and persistent and cause misery to the sufferers. Yeast infection is very common and is not to be confused with a STI infection. Thrush or yeast infection is caused by the overgrowth of a naturally occurring yeast Candida albicans.

      Candida albicans is usually kept in balance by the body but certain conditions can cause the yeast to proliferate. Thrush usually affects the vagina and is a common cause of vaginal irritation. Thrush may also affect the mouth and anal area although this is less common. Many drugs to cure yeast infection are not without side effects but there are natural ways to help the body rid itself of this problem and prevent further episodes.

      One of the best natural ways to combat Candida albicans is to use live natural yogurt. Live yogurt contains good bacteria which help to redress the natural balance in your body. Eat at least two pots of natural yogurt daily to attack the infection from the inside. Yogurt can be used a soothing cream - it can an be applied directly to the affected area to bring relief from itching. Soaking a tampon in natural yogurt and using it as a pessary is a natural way to ease the symptoms of vaginal thrush. Although live natural yogurts contain live bacteria, a more concentrated way to ensure a good supply of friendly bacteria is to take daily probiotic supplements which contain acidophilus or lactobacillus. A good quality probiotic supplement can be bought from a reputable health store.

      Ensure a good supply of zinc in the diet. Deficiencies of zinc have been linked to yeast infections. Good sources of zinc include shellfish and dairyfoods. Alternatively take a daily zinc supplement.

      Wear only cotton underwear which allows the skin to breathe. Synthetic materials produce a warm, moist environment allowing the Candida albicans yeast to proliferate.

      Another holistic approach to curing a yeast infection is to use a safe homeopathic remedy. A new product available as a spray which is used under the tongue three times a day tackles the multiple symptoms and prevents the infection getting hold further.

  11. QUESTION:
    Do you know if The Yeast Connection works for Systemic Candida?
    Or, do you know anything about, Cure Your Yeast Infection the All-Natural Way?

    • ANSWER:
      My ex is the author of The Yeast Syndrome (John Parks Trowbridge, MD)

      Diets do work, but you also need the help of anti-yeast medication to get things under control. You also feel worse before you get better as the yeast die-off creates a reaction called Herxheimer's Reaction - which is the illness you feel from the toxins released by millions of dying yeast.

      Arlette Pharo, MD is who Dr. Trowbridge refers candida patients to unless you are seeing him for orthopedics or chelation. The regimen of ANY yeast control diet is so hard to adhere to - yeast makes a person really emotional, and it is is hard to stay on these diets without a lot of support.

  12. QUESTION:
    My mum has had a constant burning sensation in her throat for about 5years. What could it be?
    She has been examined by several doctors and taken several meds and no diagnosis nor cure has been found. She is in her 50's and on a good diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Good diet can mean different things to different people.

      Does she have post nasal drip? Does she like sweet? Does she crave carbohydrates? She can get a Candida Albicans test from a homeopath. That may be the culprit.

      If so, there is a way to kill the overgrowth safely and allow the tissue to recover in her throat and stop the post nasal sinus drip at night.

      A great way to tell if that is the case is to see if there is a white film covering the tongue before brushing teeth in the morning. If so, its not supposed to be there, and most people don't realize that its not normal. It means a Candida overgrowth and serious health issues can stem from that if left alone, because its a sign that its living in every natural opening of the body.

      Disease caused by candida albicans ranges from acid reflux, crohns, allergies, asthma, joint problems, depression, lack of libido etc.

  13. QUESTION:
    Ways to get rid of a yeast infection in baby boys?
    My son is one (15 mos) and has a yeast infection AGAIN. He's got the little red bumps and is very red, blotchy on his penis/testicals. I took him to the doctor and was recommended lotrimen, which fine, worked okay last time. But it didn't work great by any means, I thought, so I was just wondering if there's any other, maybe more natural/fast-healing ideas you fantastic geniuses have out there? I am letting him air out more, and trying to be more careful about not letting his diapers get wet. I'd really appreciate it, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast diaper rashes are common in both boys and girls, so ignore the first person (as I assume you will)

      Firstly if you want to use OTC creams there are three main drugs so you might just want to use a different ones. I find Miconazole works best.

      If you are breastfeeding you should always treat mom and baby together (with natural treatments listed below there is basically no risks/side effects). If this is a recurrent problem for baby treating it orally is a must.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract is probably the most effective and most researched. It can be used orally and topically (and should probably be used both)

      Probiotics: returning the flora balance will kill of the yeast. It can be taken orally and applied topically. If you crack open the capsules most kids will just eat the powder no problem as it is quite sweet. Just be aware that most brands are sold in a lactose base, in case this is a concern. The dose I was told is 1 capsule twice a day on an empty stomach for adults, 1/2 capsule twice a day for kids. Though there really isn't a risk of overdosing.

      Vinegar: Some people take cider vinegar -don't know if that works. However vinegar douches are useful for women, and can possible be used for babies just use caution in case it burns (if the rash is severe). Also put 1/3 cup in the rinse of your laundry to kill yeast. Bleach in concentrations safe for laundry will not kill yeast. Vinegar is also a natural fabric softener and deodorizer, your laundry won't smell of vinegar.

      Baking soda in the bath water can also change the pH enough to kill Yeast and it will soothe and prevent itching.

      Note: Genetian Violet you will note I didn't mention this, and for very good reason it is NOT a natural cure, it is a commercial chemical that happens to kill yeast. It has been linked to mouth cancer though this is far from proven.

      http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/bf/thrush.asp
      http://www.mothering.com/discussions/archive/index.php/t-821.html
      http://www.kellymom.com/newman/c-candida_protocol.html
      http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/thrush/thrush-resources.html

  14. QUESTION:
    Has there been any proof of yeast causing heart disease?
    This is a Kevin Trudeau claim in his "Natural Cures" books, specifically that Candida yeast is responsible for most incidents of heart disease. The remedy is something called "Candida Cleanse", which he has a financial interest in.

    My mother is an M.S.N. and she told me that the only patients she's seen with yeast infections of the heart were severely immuno-depressive, ie terminal AIDS patients or stage 4 cancer patients.

    • ANSWER:
      yeast can cause inflammation of the inner coating cells of the heart in very sick immuno supressed people like you have mentioned. that would cause heart failure. it is also possible in intra venous drug abusers, albeit very rare.
      yeast dose not cause heart attacks. not even a small percentage.

  15. QUESTION:
    How long does it take acne cysts to go away on their own?
    I've had this acne cyst on my cheek since August last year. I've had to wear concealer on my face every day because of it. I went to a dermatologist about a month ago and he injected some stuff into it and it got a lot smaller and almost went a way for a while but then it got all inflamed again. Are acne cysts permanent or do they eventually go away? Are there any natural remedies for them?

    • ANSWER:
      Okay my sister if you want to remove acne permanently you cannot use topicals.
      The truth is internal parasites, yeasts & candida are causing your acne. Now when you eat junk food or have hormonal fluctuations there becomes a stronger need for efficient removal of toxins.

      When the body's eliminatory organs are over-burdened the skin needs to be used as an elimination channel hence acne.

      Honestly you can keep thinking topicals will help or you can visit http://www.acnedelete.com

      I've created the site myself, nothing to sell, pure information for curing acne. Please comment on the website to let me know what you think.

  16. QUESTION:
    i've been eating yogurt to cure my yeast. Then clumps of yeast have come out is this a sign of it leaving me?
    I've had yeast infections before but i have never tried eating yogurt to cure it. For the past 3 weeks i've ate yogurt daily and have taken yeast infection pills. Recently, clumps of yeast have discharged my body as if i used monistat or something, and i'm wondering is this a sign of the infection leaving or is it worsening?

    • ANSWER:
      sounds to me like it's worsening ........ ditch the yoghurt as it's likely that it's natural sugar content (lactose) is only serving to feed the overgrowth of candida ....... lactose is a sugar and that's what a yeast overgrowth (candidiasis) will thrive and flourish on ...... sugar and yeast feed it.

      complete and total avoidance of any food or drink that contains yeast or sugar is the way to combat it ......... fanatical label reading or simply don't eat from a package and prepare loads of green vegies, rices, beans, lentils, some lean meats and fresh fishes, organic nuts and seeds yourself ..... and drinking plenty of fresh filtered water .... hydrating yourself properly ..... i found more success by also eliminating natural sugars such as low sugar fruits and raw honey...... that's the final route i had to go ..... eliminating all fruit sugars ... even the low sugar ones like pears and strawberries ..... and raw honey.

      natural antifungals to aid in it's elimination are ~

      Oil of Oregano ~ antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic ..... it has strong antioxidant and antiflammatory effects and is quite effective in eliminating Candida ....... not regular oregano but a wild form (wild mountain oregano, Origanum vulgare species) ..... your local health food store may be able to help you with this one... Oil of Oregano has no side effects and oregano is compatible with any other natural remedy or prescription drug....... the active compounds in Oil of Oregano also act as free radical scavengers thus prevent further tissue damage while encouraging healing.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract ~ Go to your local health food store and ask the resident naturopath his/her advice on Grapefruit seed extract.. they don't usually charge for off the cuff advice and are more than willing to share their knowledge ..... Grapefruit seed extract is a multipurpose (broad spectrum) compound that is currently being used in humans and animals alike to safely fight many types of internal and external infections caused from parasites (single and multi-celled), viruses, bacteria and fungi.

      Grapefruit seed extracts biggest benefit is due to it's multipurpose (broad spectrum) effect. It is effective even if the causes of the infections are known, unknown or misdiagnosed. By eliminating a wide range of dangerous pathogens grapefruit seed extract actually enhances the immune system.

      Freshly crushed cloves of garlic mixed throughout your green vegies and lentils or brown rice, beans, salads etc....... will also help enormously in eradicating parasites and fungus overgrowth..... garlic arre a powerfull natural antibiotic, antiparasitic, antifungal, antibacterial..... be carefull with garlic though and only introduce it slowly to ensure that you are not intolerant to it...... i ate it freely for months on end before i worked out it was the source of my random stomach aches, arthritic pains in my fingers and terrible morning brain frizz....... all those symptoms "spontaneously healed" when i stopped the garlic...... so yeah ... listen to your body when you start having a new food.

      Ask at the health food store about other natural antifungals such as Colloidal Silver, Powerded Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, Olive leaf extract too.......... ;0)

      Read a book called "Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook" ~ Revised 2nd Edition by jeanne Marie Martin with Zoltan P.Rona, M.D... fabulous reading there for you..... good health to you buddy and good luck.

      peace baby

  17. QUESTION:
    What is candidiasis and its treatment. Is there any herbal treatement for this. ?
    I was diagonized diabetic at 27 and that is the time I started experiencing itch on my private parts. I am now on insulin and candidiasis is really a problem. Any cure?

    • ANSWER:
      Candidiasis is the term used to describe what happens when the yeast that normally populate the gut become pathogenic and reproduce uncontrolled, resulting in an infection that is almost parasitic in nature.

      The yeast cell is normally round, and at healthy levels they help to keep things moving along in your digestive system. When disbiosis occurs (an imbalance in the normal gastrointestinal flora, or bacteria and fungi that populate the gut) the yeast cells can grow unchecked and may become pathogenic (or cause disease). When this happens, the yeast cells develop rhizoids (or flagellates, little tail like appendages) that they use to burrow into the intestinal walls in search of food. Get enough of them in there and you may end up with leaky gut syndrome, a condition in which the intestine has become permeable and undigested food particles and waste products from the yeast can make their way into the bloodstream where they are treated as toxins and an immune response is triggered. This can make a person feel very sick.

      The diabetic diet should go a long way toward starving the candida, as it feeds on sugar. It is tantamount that you keep your blood sugar levels under control to have any measure of success in battling a yeast infection.

      But, that alone isn't a cure. In severe cases, strict adherence to the anticandida diet is required (this includes total avoidance of sugar, both natural and artificial, as well as moldy and yeasty foods such as cheese, all vinegars except ACV, mushrooms, pickles, and alcohol), and may be for several months or even years before a balance is achieved.

      A good probiotic is also necessary to help repopulate decreased levels of the healthy bacteria normally present in the gut that keep yeast in check.

      In addition, antifungal therapy may be necessary, such as a prescription medication (like diflucan or nystatin powder) or herbal remedy (such as oil of oregano, pao d' arco, or other herb with antiviral properties).

      Digestive enzymes can go a long way toward starving yeast because they help to break down food before it reaches the intestine, where the yeast are feeding.

      Usually a comprehensive (or multitier) program works the best, and long term therapy is required to acheive a good result. Diet, probiotics, antifungals, and digestive enzymes together should give a good result if the program is adhered to faithfully.

      Keep in mind that if you kill off too many yeast cells at once you may experience what is known as a herxheimer response. This happens when too many dead yeast cells and their byproducts are killed to be comfortably filtered by the system. If this occurs, simply let up a bit on the therapy and go at it a bit more gradually.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is there something natural that can help a person cleanse themself of candida?
    I know one good way to do it is to not eat foods that are high in sugar, like candy, certain types of bread, fruits, certain types of vegitables like beets and ect.
    But is there a natural food that is good for getting rid of Candida?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes... Your diet plays a major role in your ability to prevent and cure yeast infections. It sounds like you have everything under control but still need some more information on Candida yeast infection I did some research and here are some helpful tips I thought you would find interesting…

      To prevent yeast infections...

      1. Keep your genital area dry
      Failing to clean your genital area makes it easier for fungi to thrive and overgrow. This might lead to infection of other parts of your body, a case which can be life-threatening. Make it a habit to clean your genital area – and your whole body for that matter – regularly. Most people can get away with washing twice daily but for those who engage in strenuous activities, extra care must be observed.

      2. Avoid products that can cause irritation
      Some products might cause irritation to the genital area, especially scented soaps, sprays, and creams. If you find that you feel itchy down there after using a certain product, discontinue use immediately. Scented products might give the false feeling that you are cleaner but this is not the case and these products will just make it more difficult for you to get rid of a yeast infection fast. Fragrance-free products are enough to get the job done and keep you feeling clean and fresh.

      3. Watch what you wear
      Tight clothing won’t help when you are trying to treat a yeast infection. Tight jeans and underwear can cause further irritation. It is advisable to wear loose-fitting clothes and wear underwear made from cotton. Fabrics made from synthetic materials do not allow your skin to breath, trapping moisture which attracts fungi.

      If you found this information helpful this blog post goes into greater detail and offers many ways to prevent and deal with yeast infections. Several of the tips provide almost immediate relief for the pain and uncomfortable symptoms associated with Candida yeast infections...

  19. QUESTION:
    How do you treat/cure chronic yeast infection with natural remedies?
    My girlfriend has chronic yeast infection. She has taken many meds and is watching what she eats. What are some remedies and tips that you may have? thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Coconut oil is supposed to be a good rememdy for candida. You can now buy virgin coconut oil in the supplement section of you local health store. Don't buy the cooking type - it's not as pure and doesn't have the same benefit.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can you please give me at home remedies to get rid of my acne and tan?
    My face is full of little tiny acne and I want to gt rid of it. I also want paler skin and rosy cheeks. Are there any home recipies that you can easily make that is cheap and natural and will give me the criteria that I wanted? If so please give me some. I desperatly need my skin perfect in 2 weeks. :) Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      what you eat effects your skin the most! just youtube Dr. Mercola's youtube video about acne. he gives great info about how to cure it!! Acne is caused by candida.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are the best home remedies of yeast infection? Is tee tree oil an effective natural home remedy for it?
    Does Tea Tree Oil really work for yeast infection? Or is there another home remedy for it.

    • ANSWER:
      Getting rid of a persistent yeast infection can be quite challenging.It's estimated that three out of four women will have a yeast infection in their lifetime.
      Some natural remedies and home remedies that are used for yeast infection are
      1. Unsweetened yogurt
      2. Garlic
      3. Tee Tree Oil
      4. Honey
      5. Vinegar, etc.

      Tea tree oil is an effective medication for the cure of yeast infections which is extracted from the tea tree Melaleuca alternifolia, exclusively found in Australia. The active ingredient which kills the basic ground for the nurture of Candida is Terpinen4-ol.

      For more Information try the links

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/women-health/home-remedies-for-yeast-infection.html

      http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/women-health/tea-tree-oil-and-yeast-infection.html

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the best remidies/cures for male candida?
    As the question says also im 15 in the uk can i go to the doctors to make sure it is candida without parents permission? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Best remedies for soothing and getting rid of thrush or candida, is to eat natural yogurt or smear it on the affected area. Avoid eating any foods with yeast in them, like bread, biscuits, cakes, alcohol. Yes you can go to the Doctors and get it checked out.

  23. QUESTION:
    How and where do I do a candida cleanse? Organic answers only please!?
    I am very interest in doing this, seeing that I don't believe in 'pills' Please only natural cures and 10 points for best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      You can go to Whole Foods Market and talk to someone in the Whole Body department. They are extremely knowledgeable and will be more than happy to help you with anything. Rainbow Light makes a fantastic herbal candida cleanse - I've used it and it's definitely worth it. It is totally natural, safe and effective.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection?
    Can anyone give me some advice as how to cure a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      For years some doctors have advised women to insert live yogurt into the vagina to introduce Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium and also produce a more acidic environment to help fight infection. Sometimes, freeze-dried Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium containing pessary is inserted into the vagina for even more pronounced results. Continue this for an extra day after you get cured.

      There are other effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and anti fungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      You may try this hugely popular natural remedy for Candida infections http://healthherbsandnutrition.com/products/candidate.htm

      Hope all that helped

      Good Luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies I can make and use to cure a yeast infection?
    If you know any good websites where I can ask a doctor "live & free" questions or any other websites that will give me good advice I would appreciate it. Thank you.
    I have used the over the counter 7 day vaginal cream, but it's very uncomfortable and I cannot sleep when I use it.
    Also, if you know any good websites where I can ask a doctor "live & free" questions or any other websites that will give me good advice I would appreciate it. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Samii,

      I have some in-expensive, 100% Safe and Natural Treatments you can try. Most importantly they work better than drugs because they help your body fight the infection off, working in synergy.

      There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following:

      1. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further.

      2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone.

      3. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better.

      4. Take a probiotic with at least 50 billion live cells per pill, this is key in redistributing good bacteria throughout your body, and effectively end the yeast infection. You must do this continually until you have eliminated your yeast infections and Candida entirely.

      5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut.

      6. You can also try taking some vitamin B3, many women find their infections resolve quicker when they are taking 300mg/per day.

      7. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off.

      8. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time.

      Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to help wipe out the infection.

      If you're interested in more natural vaginal yeast infection therapies, and how to know which are the most effective check out my source box below.

  26. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of an excess of candida bacteria in my gut?
    apparently I have more that I should which is currently why I am eating everything and not gaining weight. The problem is I am trying to lose weight. any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      If you think you have excess Candida in your gut you should see a natural health practitioner or a doctor that treats the condition to be sure that is indeed your problem. The healthcare professional you see will help you develop a plan to deal with the problem. There are prescription antifungal drugs doctors can give you to kill excess yeast. You can also take herbal remedies. Raw garlic, oil of oregano, and grapefruit seed extract are all natural antifungals. There are more but I don't know what they are off hand.

      You should also go on a Candida diet. Cut out simple carbs like white rice and white flour. You also should cut all sugars out of your diet. That means eliminating white sugar, brown sugar, and high fructose corn syrup. Don't eat really sweet fruits like bananas and oranges. You should also avoid all canned and dried fruits.

      Foods that contain yeasts should also be avoided. Don't eat fermented foods, smoked or cured meats, bread or alcohol.

      I hope that information helps you some.

  27. QUESTION:
    how long should a fast against candida last?
    I have done 3 days so far of water fasting in an effort to get rid of this. How long should this last?
    I meant water fast as in a fast where I only drink water, not as in a fast where I do everything but drink water, sorry for the confusion!

    • ANSWER:
      Who told you that you should "fast", to get rid of Candida?
      That is not an effective treatment for candida.
      Your time would have been better spent, doing a web-search for natural cures/treatments against candida.
      Drinking water helps people to flush out waste, and toxins out of the body.
      Not drinking water for 3 days will only get YOU dehydrated!
      Whoever suggested that you do that, was/is an idiot.

      Sorry for not realizing that. But on this board, all kinds of crazy things show up, so we start expecting to read the un-thinkable.
      I do hope you ARE doing your own web-search on your subject, since you are not getting much here. The search that I "did", did not include "flushing your system", as a possible answer. Happy hunting.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there a relationship between candida and depression?
    You see all these websites and shows talking about natural cures and ways to detox the body. One theory i read somewhere was that depression can be cause or made worse by the overgrowth of yeast in the body(e.g. GI tract) and the toxins/irritants they produce. Is this all a bunch of b.s.?

    • ANSWER:
      It is definitely not b.s. Candida is real very real. If you do have Candida it will definitely affect your moods and over all health. You must first make sure you do have Candida. There are some tests you can do by answering to questions. I think naturopaths have a test for it too. If you do have Candida then you must really do your best to get rid of it. I know people who had many health related problems to to candida and after they went on the
      anti candida diet, they felt 100 times better. It is real. Believe me.

  29. QUESTION:
    Are there any homiopathic remedies to cure or prevent a sinus infection?
    I get them 2 or 3 times a year and I'd like to start being more pro-active at preventing them and cut back on the antibiotics.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there is.

      You will need a tea kettle, a box of Kleenex, a towel, thick glass salad type bowl, cutting board and one small bottle of tea tree oil and one small bottle of peppermint oil.

      Boil water. Place bowl on cutting board and pore hot water in bowl. The cutting board prevents the heat from the bottom of the bowl from making a mark on a wooden table top.

      Add 4 drops tea tree oil and 2 drops peppermint oil.

      Hair must be pulled away from face and drape bath towel around your head and over the bowl and breath slowly in and out until you feel your nose open up little by little.

      The box of Kleenex will come in handy as you will need to blow your nose as it clears the infection out.

      Tea tree oil and peppermint oils are known as natural disinfectants and expand your air passageways.

      If you are the kind of person who has chronic sinus infections, google Candida Albicans and sinus infections and learn what is causing it, because that is most likely the problem.

      There is another way to combat this by supporting your immune system. You may discuss it with me if you have questions.

  30. QUESTION:
    what is the best cure for systemic candida?
    all i've heard about is the diet, which is practically impossible, and i was hoping there was something else out there that works. what has the highest success rate? help!

    • ANSWER:
      Since intestinal candida is a weed, you have to choke out the weed by refusing to feed it (which means cutting out sugar and yeast). But, I've done some other things that help that process along rather quickly:

      1. Candex - supplement that contains digestive enzymes that digest the candida and take it out of the body without any die-off reactions - you have to take it on an empty stomach (at night and first thing in the am) because if there is food in the system, it will digest the food instead of the candida. Die off reactions can be brutal so Candex is a life saver!

      2. Probiotics - I use Udo's Super 8 High Potency because it has 30 billion good guys per pill and its specially designed to fight yeast. It has to be refrigerated but its a great one - take one in the am and one at night. You can get it online or in your local health food store.

      3.Caprylic Acid and Undecenoic Acid - supplements that attack candida. Caprylic acid is the active component of coconut oil found to be stronger than prescription drugs like Diflucan in getting rid of candida. Undecenoic acid is an natural fatty acid that prevents candida from attaching to the intestinal walls starving it off.

      Use these together and you should be able to knock out candida in no time!
      Good Luck,
      Jenn

  31. QUESTION:
    What is candida, vaginitis and yeast infection?
    Hello
    How is candida different from yeast infection? Is it the same as the vaginitis and candida yeast?
    Which are some of the best product for curing candida/yeast infection

    • ANSWER:
      Baasically they all mean the same its just that the names are used interchangeably, there are some natural remedies out there, so please speak to yor doctor and dont get blinded by the stuff being sold on ther internet as some of it doesnt work, I know my girlfreind usede to have on now she os completely healed.

      Good Luck

  32. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of the eczema on my scalp?
    i have had really bad eczema all my life, but i only started getting it on my scalp about 2 years ago.
    ive heard that it can be caused by puberty and extreme temperatures. ive been to the doctors and they suggested a few different shampoos but nothing has cured it. it is veeerrry sore and irritating, which stops me from living my life the way id like to. please help ! ANY advice is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I have finally found the answer and it has taken me years of research to figure out. Go to Amazon and order 1 - Nutiva 24 oz Organic Hemps Seed Oil (has the omega oils 3-6-9) and 1- Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 54-Ounce Jar by Nutiva, 1 bottle of 25,000 IU of vitamin,Barlean's Organic Oils Organic Evening Primrose Oil, 120 softgels/1300 mg each. 1 shower cap, preferable plastic, 1 box of stevia or susta at http://www.sustastore.com, 1 bottle of NOW, Candida Clear, (If you want get a a bottle of "Super Enzymes 180 tabs" and "Amino Complete" and "8 Billion Acidophilus and Bifidus" from NOW brand also) 1 or 2 bars of dove soap. And need the "Body Ecology" book: http://amzn.to/b0DHpe - This book teaches how to stay away from Candida Overgrowth that causes Eczema with proper foods to eat to have a normal life again.

      Start taking the Vitamin D and Primrose Oil pills every day with breakfast, keep in fridge... (as with enzymes, amino, and Acidophilusis get those also)

      When the sun is shining, with the oil on your skin get some sun, as the sun will heal the eczema as the body can only make natural vitamin D from the sun.

      First if you hair is long, get a hair cut from friend or family member or go to your barber or hairdresser. Then at night get into shower, get hair/scalp wet, then with skin brush...brush your scalp to get excess skin off. Then before you go to sleep, dry off hair and you or someone massage Organic Hemp Seed Oil into your scalp rub in for 5-10 minutes with fingers and or skin brush if want to ...put a shower cap over your head and go to sleep.

      Allow the hemp seed oil to deactivate the eczema while you sleep and moisturize your scalp. (Have a couple of towels over your pillows and bottom sheet.) Then wash your hair with dove soap the next morning to get some of the oil out.

      wait 2 days....and every day....take vitamins...drink lots of filtered water....no more fluoridated water (watch video's on youtube about fluoride water that we drink, shower, bath in) (Get a shower filter on amazon and a brita water filter container purify water)

      Then 2 nights later before you go to sleep, take a skin brush and brush your scalp, and then wash scalp with dove soap and water. Then you or someone massage the "Organic Coconut Oil" into your scalp rub in for 5-10 minutes with fingers and or skin brush if want to. Then put shower cap on and go to sleep. (Have a couple of towels over your pillows and bottom sheet.)

      So switch off every 2 or 3 days of massaging Hemp and Coconut oils into scalp. If there is eczema or psoriasis on skin apply hemp and coconut oil where needed.

      During the next 60 days carry the little packets of stevia or susta in your pockets or purse to add to your drinks or food when needed. Release sugar as it feeds what causes eczema called "Candida Over growth" (google that) . Eat only organic raw foods as much as you can. Consume green smoothies made with your vita mix or blender will accelerate the healing. Try and eat as many non sweet vege's as you can...add only a few sweet vege/fruits to starve the Candida as much as you can. Go to youtube.com and enter "green smoothie" into search engine....practice making them with tutorials...take notes...and then make and drink them.

      Durring 60 days visualize your skin right now healed, and thank the eczema for teaching you to eat a new way, a better way, and that if it comes back it is communicating to you...to stay away from processed foods, candy, High Fructose Corn Syrup, anything in a box with MSG. If the eczema comes back it is telling you with the color red...to stop...like a stop sign...stop and go back to green foods...the color green will heal your skin.

      Eat greens...like Kale, Spinach, etc....The color of green foods is the color of "Go" !!! There are Green "GO" foods, and red rash "STOP" foods. Your body will show you which foods it wants to eat, the way it reacts. You will feel scratchy and itchy with red rashy eczema foods. Your body will feel free and fresh with green smoothy foods.

      Enjoy :)

      Ps. This may seem expensive to buy all these things....if add it all up...it is the cost of a Dr. appointment and the meds that you buy that will never ever work. These foods will heal you. You can also buy a few things a month and then over time you will have all you need to heal your self and be free from this torturous dis-ease.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection during pregnancy?
    What can I take specific answers please!
    FYI I did not give thumbs down! I dont know who did! I'll give everyone thumbs up! Thanks everyone for the great answers! Hopefully I can get some relief SOON!

    • ANSWER:
      Candida albicans is the microscopic fungus which is responsible for thrush. While this organism ordinarily lives in the intestinal tract of men and women, nearly one out of three women have candida albicans present in their vagina. This can become a problem when its numbers outgrow the good bacteria – it’s a battle of the good bacteria with the bad bacteria and the side with the most ‘soldiers’ wins.

      During pregnancy, the vagina becomes rich in a form of glucose named ‘glycogen’, which feeds the growth of Candida albicans. It’s believed the higher levels of glycogen occurs due to increased oestrogen levels and reduced acidity in the vagina. This is why a pregnant woman is ten times more likely to get thrush than normal – instead of being a nice cosy home for thrush, the vagina is now a five star hotel!

      Other things which can kill good pro-biotic bacteria include:

      * Anti-biotics
      * Birth Control Pills
      * Steroidal/hormonal drugs
      * Fluoride
      * Chlorine
      * Coffee/Tea/Carbonated Drinks
      * Synthetic vitamins
      * Radiation
      * Stress
      * Additives
      * Pesticides
      * Fertilisers

      The best way to prevent thrust is to take a regular pro-biotic. There are many pro-biotic preparations on the market, usually in powder form found at your health food store or at the chemist. They store the pro-biotic ‘acidophilus’ in the fridge being a live bacteria – you will likely need to ask for it as it won’t be on the shelf. However the one of the best pro-biotic product to take is Fast-Tract – it contains not only one or two strains of pro-biotics but thirteen different ones – a much better product by far! Fast-Tract is not fast-tracked in faecal matter like some other commercially made pro-biotic products. The bacteria are produced from fruit and vegetables and they have been able to acheive a massive 265 million CFU’s (colony forming units) per ml of liquid – and it doesn’t taste that bad at all!

      Of course, if you think you have thrush, be sure to let your carer know. You may be prescribed a medication in the form of pessaries or creams which are safe to use during pregnancy – oral forms of medications are generally not recommended in pregnancy. Don’t buy any other medications unless you have spoken to your carer first as some are not safe to use.

      Many care-givers won’t worry about a diagnois of thrush and are often dismissive, even with heavy growth of candida because it’s considered harmless – but it’s very uncomfortable if you are the person who has it. So you will need to be quite insistent if you want treatment prescribed.

      Just because one type/brand of treatment doesn’t work e.g. Canasten, it doesn’t mean another like Nilstat won’t work. Try them all because they have slightly different constituents.

      If you are in your first trimester, your carer will be least likely to want to prescribe you something for thrush. Here are some suggestions below if you cannot take any medication:

      * Get onto a probiotic as soon as you can – this will help the actual problem of a bacterial inbalance and will get to work right away. The good bacteria will begin to grow and out-number the bad bacteria.

      * Natural live yogurt contains a pro-biotic called acidophilus. However, the level of pro-biotics in yoghurt is quite low, so it can take a little more time to help, which can be frustrating especially if itching is a problem. You can eat the yoghurt as much as you like, some women swear by inserting some plain natural yoghurt into their vagina. You can soak a tampon in natural yoghurt, (differentiate just unsweetened from true natural yoghurt) and insert into the vagina for 2 hours, then change for new one.

      * Avoid underwear that is tight or contains materials like lycra and other fabric which reduces air circulation – cotton is best. Avoid underwear wherever possible – not a good idea though if you are going to work and wearking a skirt! Around the home and overnight is a good start.

      * Avoid tight jeans or trousers where possible – opt for skirts if you can.

      * Candida albicans thrive in moist, warm environments so try to avoid long, hot baths.

      * Good old Gentian Violet in an aqua or water Base is still extremely effective for vag thrush (just messy & ‘out there’ being bright purple) especially good for nipples & babies mouths as it is very liquid and soaks into all the crevices in the tissues which a gel like Daktarin cannot.

      * Douching isn’t recommended in pregnancy even though it’s effective whilst non-pregnant

      * Try avoiding yeast – lot of women swear that yeast in their diet increases the growth of candida. It’s often present in iron tonic supplements so check list of ingredients when taking these.

      * High levels of sugar in diets seems to be a very common culprit, look to amending the diet primarily.

  34. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to cure a yeast infection for men?
    Would pulling foreskin back and keeping it dry get rid of yeast infection? Are there any natural ways to get rid of yeast infection in men. thanks
    Krishna...thank you

    • ANSWER:
      "flour and water" << This is the worst advice I have ever seen given related to a yeast infection. ALL YEAST RELATED things should be avoided during a yeast infecion. By doing so you will only make matters worst. I have listed for what is required for you to do below. It will cost you a trip to the local health food store and a few bucks:

      1. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.
      2. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.
      3. Eat lots of leafy Green veg's every time you are hungry.
      4. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed

      Doing so will get your candida under control and kill off your yeast infection. I have personally done this myself and IT DOES WORK. But you have to stick to it and not give into your cravings for sugars. Those cravings are not YOU but the candida. So control yourself at all cost.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is Sarah Summers Natural Cure For Yeast Infection?
    I don't want any other cure. Just this cure. Please. I don't want those home remedies that can easily be found through googling. I know them all. And creams and stuff like that are no help at all. I NEED THIS REMEDY!
    Please...i'm begging u

    • ANSWER:
      Complete Relief from Yeast Infection in HOURS.

      Safe, 100% Natural and Drug Free.

      "At Last Infections can be eliminated FAST and For Good"
      Cure Your Yeast Infection, Guaranteed

      Sarah Summer

      March , 2008
      #670, 286 Main Street
      Exeter, Ontario
      Canada
      f you are looking for an FAST, Safe, Effective and All-Natural Cure for Yeast Infection.

      Then this is likely the most important report you will ever read.

      Dear Internet Friend

      Hello my name is Sarah Summer, I am a Health Researcher and the Editor of the medical publication, www.The-Web-Doctor.info

      I am also a former yeast infection sufferer and know first hand how yeast infections can disrupt a persons life.

      Over the next few minutes I want to share with You valuable information you can use to cure your yeast infection.

      I want to share with you something NEW and IMPORTANT that I have DISCOVERED .

      There are Two Important Truths

      1....There are VERY FEW All-Natural treatments for yeast infection that are safe and effective.

      2....And there are HUNDREDS of dangerous drugs and internet remedies.

      Be Warned; there is some Good and some Very Bad advice on the Internet. Some internet remedies recommend using Boric acid. This toxic substance is a poison and has caused deaths. It has no place in anyone's home much less inside you!

      I will Honestly explain what works, what is safe and what is effective in treating yeast infection. And I will point out the dangers of other recommended treatments.

      GOOD Advice is hard to find, but look for some one who has done their research, can prove it and will stand by their recommendations. The good news is you have found it!

      I can tell you honestly that there is a Safe and Effective, All-Natural way to treat yeast infection. I will show you how to SAFELY and permanently rid yourself of yeast infection without drugs.

      Ask Yourself These Questions

      Do you want to Cure your yeast infection ?
      Do you want to know Why you Keep getting yeast infections?
      Do you want to Stop Painful Infections that always seem to happen at the worst possible time!
      Do you wonder "could I have a yeast infection" ?
      Do you wonder if you could have a chronic yeast infection?
      Do you want to stop the burning, nonstop itching, painful urination or vaginal discharge?
      Did you used to feel healthy, and want to regain that feeling again?
      Do you have rashes, on your skin, penis, or on your hands?
      Do you ever find you just seem to lack energy and can't explain why?
      Do you ever have unusual symptoms that you can't explain?
      Do you ever have problems with your appetite or food cravings?

      Do you ever...... "Just not feel like yourself"......And can't explain why?

      There is HELP !!!

      If you answered YES to any of the questions then I can help you. Did you know these could be symptoms of a yeast infection?

      If you are SUFFERING from any of these symptoms....take heart, there is a safe way to rid yourself from these problems. I am going to show you how you can break free from them. I’m here to help you get back your good health and the life you deserve!

      Typical Yeast Infection Symptoms

      Symptoms of Yeast Infection, Candida, Thrush

      •Painful Sex or Sexual dysfunction •Vaginal Odor •Premature Aging •Vaginal Discharge •Arthritis •Depression •Chronic Rashes •Tiredness or Fatigue •Poor Memory •Irritability •Joint Pain or Swelling •PMS •Feeling Rundown •Digestive pain •Muscle Aches •Short attention span •Hand pain •Hip and Knee Pain •Headaches •Acne •Respiratory Infections •Memory loss •Lowered Immune System •Lowered Self Esteem •Skin problems •Impotence •Gas •Hand pain •Depression •White Vaginal Discharge •Hypoglycemia •Menstrual Pain •Urinary disorders •Skin Lesion•Shortness of Breath •Food allergies •Learning and Memory problems

      Yeast Infection Symptoms Change

      Strange Yeast infection symptoms occur.They vary from person to person. And with one person the symptoms can change from day to day. These symptoms may vary based on the person's general health or genetic makeup. This is the one of the reasons that there are so many different symptoms.

      75% of the population, it has been estimated, suffer from some sort of yeast infection at some time in their life.

      To treat yeast infection you have to treat what caused the infection in the first place. The root cause. Everyone knows what a flare up of vaginal yeast infection or diaper rash is. You get some medicine and it clears up, right?

      But did you REALLY cure the infection or did you just treat the symptoms?

      Chronic Yeast Infection

      You treated the symptoms in most cases and the yeast infection is still there. Unless you treated the root cause of the yeast infection you have not solved the problem.

      IT'S STILL THERE???

      YES IT IS!!!

      There will still be a low level of the yeast cells present... just waiting until conditions are right for another Flare-up.

      Most people don't know what a chronic yeast infection is or the damage it can do. Many people become so accustomed to their symptoms they think their symptoms are simply just part of growing older or part of their lives.

      The Good News (finally!)
      It is a simple fact that yeast, thrush, and Candida can be cured permanently. Once and for all completely eliminated. You can treat the root cause of yeast infection. And you can do this easily and safely in the privacy of your home. Even if your doctor may have told you differently!

      Hard to believe, isn’t it?

      Since natural cures can not be patented by drug companies. These natural cures are not profitable for them. They do not spend money researching them and do not promote them. Drug companies are required by law to make a profit, and are not required by law to make drugs that help people. This shocking fact is not common knowledge.

      The Big, Fat Lie

      Think about it for a minute and decide your self....... Western medicine, Television, our doctors, magazines....every where we look....conditions us to believe that repeated doses of this drug or that antibiotic or this medication can cure all our ills.

      "You will feel better as long as you keep taking the drug". The drug companies want you to keep using their products. Over and over again. Do you really think they want to CURE YOU ....Or keep you coming back for more?

      Many of the treatments they offer are Band-Aids, masking symptoms, while the real problem is never addressed. Think VIOXX to treat arthritis. Premarin to treat menopausal symptoms. Insulin might be wonderful.....but it treats high blood sugar not the underlying cause of diabetes!!!!

      Did you Know there is something called "The Edmonton Protocol" that transplants Islet cells in the liver. It has been sucessfull in curing diabetes. There has been NO DRUG COMPANY FUNDING.

      It is CRAZY!!!

      Drugs, Drugs....DRUGS, they simply do not treat the root cause of the yeast infection. They mask the symptoms for a while. The yeast becomes Drug Resistant to the treatment and the infection comes back even worse than before, more pain, more suffering and more drugs.

      ...Well having thought about it for a minute.. What do you think?

      1.....This is a good and rational plan for my health.

      2.....THIS IS CRAZY!

      The Simple Truth

      Yeast infections of all kinds, have plagued humans throughout history. Long before the drug companies came along, people had yeast infections and had been treating them. Some how in the past people have been cured. That's what I set out to discover.

      How did people treat yeast infections before Drug Companies?

      I set out to discover a simple, safe but very effective, treatment for yeast infection that is All-Natural. Not only did I want to treat the yeast infection.I wanted to eliminate the root cause.

      Of course I didn't know if it was possible to discover this. But I set to work anyway and I can truthfully report I have "REDISCOVERED" those SECRETS.

      I can promise you that you can have complete relief from your yeast infection in a few hours. For just few pennies and using no Drugs In an All-Natural way.

      The Rest of My Story

      Dear Friend

      As I said earlier I was a former yeast infection sufferer. I want to tell you a truthful, if not slightly embarrassing, story. I was plagued with yeast infections for years. Occasional flare ups, trips to the doctor, prescription medications, hours of misery.

      I would get burning, itching, vaginal discharge, painful urination and pain during sexual intercourse. Sound familiar?

      My recurring yeast infection came back with a torturous vengeance. That was about three years ago. I was in extreme discomfort and visited my doctor. She confirmed what I already knew, but she told me this time it was different.

      "This Is a Serious Yeast Infection" my doctor said. The serious form of yeast infection occurs when the yeast actually turns into a mold form and sends out tentacles called hyphae, or roots, into the skin. Not only is it difficult to treat.

      My doctor said "It was Impossible to Cure". Further, she said that all the previous treatments we’d tried, merely controlled the symptoms, the infamous Band-Aid therapy. Now it was a serious, very serious, situation.

      Frustrated and with limited options. I turned to my husband Robert, who is also a medical researcher, for help. Together we explored every known treatment for yeast infection.

      Robert and I spent thousands of dollars and purchased every internet remedy we could find.
      We collected hundreds of medical documents about yeast infections.
      We spoke to infectious disease experts, researched yeast infections, Candida, thrush, and mysterious rashes.
      I "lived" in the medical library.
      Finally

  36. QUESTION:
    Would it be safe for me to treat for a former yeast infection to make sure I cured it?
    I am not sure if I have got rid of my infection. And want to be sure I have. Would it hurt me to treat again for a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on how you are treating it. If you are using an anti-fungal cream then it's possible you may allow the yeast to build a resistance to the treatment. I would also advise against the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics, by definition, are supposed to kill bacteria; in many situations, such as when you have a bacterial infection, that’s a good thing.

      But those antibiotics, while doing their job on one part of your body, can cause problems elsewhere: They could be destroying “good bacteria” in your vagina — bacteria that help to keep the body's natural yeast population in check. When the good bacteria are destroyed, yeast can multiply and potentially cause a yeast infection.

      Instead try the following:

      AVOID THE FOLLOWING FOODS:

      ALL fruit juices and canned fruit (too much sugar).
      ALL dried fruits (too much sugar).
      Very starchy vegetables (pumpkin, sweet corn, parsnip) – Avoid for the first few weeks, like fresh fruits.
      Frozen fruit, preserved fruits, canned fruits.
      Canned vegetables.
      White flours, white rice, white pasta.
      Potatoes (baked is generally OK, not mashed).
      White rice (stick with brown or wild rice).
      White pasta (stick with buckwheat pasta).
      Most all breads & pizza bases (avoid bread).
      Alcohol (can be especially a bad choice).
      Sugar, in any form, shape and quantity.
      Honey, molasses, rice syrup, maple syrup.

      1. Choose cotton underwear and do not wear tight trousers (Moulds love warm, dark spaces with limited airflow).

      2. Avoid damp environments where airborne moulds are ever-present.

      3. Exercise everyday to relieve stress. Aerobic exercise is especially useful in treating candida as Candida and other fungi do not thrive in a high-oxygen environment. Also, fresh air and regular exercise have a positive effect on immunity.

      4. Cut all foods containing yeast including bread, pizza, crackers, pastries, muffins, mushrooms and ferments like soy sauce, cheese, tomato paste, beer and vinegar.

      5. Avoid refined carbohydrates as they are known to have a depressant effect on the immune system.

      6. Get organic coconut oil which cost about -7 dollars from a health food store and take 2 tablespoons of it every morning. It will help give relief from the inflammation caused by yeast (candida), externally and internally to your body.

      7. Get apple cider vinegar RAW. I would recommend the one from a company called Bragg's which is about dollars. Take 2 tablespoons of it the moment you wake up from bed and before you go to sleep. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida and balances your body's pH level.

      8. Eat lots of leafy Green Veg's every time you are hungry.

      9. Get probiotics supplement which cost about 20-30 dollars. Use as directed

      10. AVOID ALL SUGAR BASED FOODS

  37. QUESTION:
    i want to find out how to get rid of candida without having to nuy a book or some product?
    I read in a book about natural cures that there is a cure for candida however i no longer have acess to that book and i can't find a website that doesn't want to sell me something.
    candida is a fungus and antibiotics actually cause it to be worse

    • ANSWER:
      The best person to see would be a qualified and reputable Naturopath who deals with women's issues - not your GP. Modern medicine only goes so far with candida and isn't a permanent soloution.

      The best natural things to do that have worked for me are to :

      * Cut down on your sugar intake - sugar encourages yeast to grow in your body

      * Avoid ANYTHING with yeast - especially bread! Check all processed foods ingredient lists to make sure they're ok.
      Eg. Original flavour doritos are fine but Nacho Cheese doritos have yeast plus a whole heap of other things.

      * If you must eat bread try corn tortilla's or eat sourdough bread that creates it's own yeast and doesn't have any added. Always avoid white starchy processed bread.

      * Avoid any foods that may have mould in them, aged cheeses (stick to younger ones like mozzarella) mushrooms etc

      * Take acidpholous tablets (available at your chemist in the refrigerated section) They help to promote good bacteria in your body.

      * Drink heaps of water

      * Avoid alcohol - it does the same thing as sugar

      * Avoid any cured or pickled foods - eg ham, salami - essentially the more processed food is the worse it is for candida

      * Not sure where you live but I'm in Australia where we have a priduct called Vegemite which is essentially made out of a yeast extract - avoid anything like this (similar to marmite and promite)

      Finally, eat heaps of vegetables!

      Have a look at the sites listed in the sources section. Good Luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    Are there any ways to soothe an ear infection?
    I have swimmer's ear and it hurts so bad. I am taking advil and a pain killer, it is helping. But I want to find a way to help the pain without so much medicine. Any tips? This would help me soo much! Thanks anyone who answers.

    • ANSWER:
      NATURAL CURE FOR EAR INFECTIONS
      Natural Cures For an Ear Infection - More Than Home Remedies
      For the pain, put a cup of salt in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes. Use coarse salt and dump it into a thick sock. The sock is to prevent burns. Apply the sock to the painful ear and it draws fluid out of the ear.

      Get a washcloth full of hot water and wring it out. Hold this onto the ear until it cools. The moist heat will increase the circulation in the ear, thereby reducing the swelling and pain.

      For the infection, put a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxideicon into each ear, one ear at a time. Keep the solution in for 10 minutes or until the bubbling stops.

      Note: Do not put liquids into your ears if you have a ruptured ear drum.

      OR

      Start with 1 tablespoon of Pure Almond Carrier Oilalmond oil and add 2 drops of Lavender Essential Oillavender essential oil, 2 drops of Chamomile Essential Oilchamomile essential oil, and 3 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oiltea tree essential oil. Mix this well, then warm the mixture. OR, another good mixture would be to start with 1 tablespoon of Pure Almond Carrier Oilalmond oil and add 2 drops of Lavender Essential Oillavender essential oil, 3 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oiltea tree essential oil, and 2 drops of Thyme Essential Oilthyme essential oil.

      Two drops of this warm mixture can be put inside an infected ear three times a day (if the eardrum has never been punctured or perforated). A secondary method to further ease the pain and pressure, rub some of this mixture onto the inside and outside of the ear itself and on the affected side of the neck (the area of the lymph nodes). An even faster secondary method to relieve the pain and pressure is to get the mixture hot, add a few drops of this mixture to a little hot water, dip in a clean cloth, and use the cloth as a compress. Be careful that it is not hot enough to burn.

      Note: 1) Red thyme pure essential oil is not suitable for children, epileptics or those who are prone to high blood pressure. 2) Thyme essential oil can induce a miscarriage or harm a fetus when taken internally and possibly when applied externally.

      For a person who has had (ever) a perforated or punctured eardrum, follow the above procedures without adding drops inside the ear canal to achieve much of the healing and pain relief.

      People that get a lot of ear infections might actually be allergic to dairy products, egg whites, wheat, peanuts or soy. Or, their intake of fatty foods may be too high.

      To use these methods with babies, put one drop of the mixture into 1/4 cup of water for diluted strength, and use the diluted mixture as ear drops or for massaging.

      Chewing gum that contains Xylitol (like Biotene Dry Mouth Gum, Arm & Hammer Dental Care Sugar Free Baking Soda Gum, Altoids Chewing Gum, or Dr. Ken's Sugar-Free Dental Gum) helps fight bacteria, cavities, plaque and gum disease, and helps whiten teeth. Gum chewing may help relieve pressure in the ear, and the pain from the pressure. Chewing Xylitol gum regularly has been shown to prevent inner ear infections by keeping the bacteria in the mouth from moving up into the nose and ears.

      Recurring ear infections may be due to the overuse of antibiotics causing an overgrowth of candida (yeast). That is because the antibiotics kill also kill some good things in our body meant to keep out the bad things. The candida can cause a whole list of problems. In children it usually shows up as diaper rash (in women it is yeast infections), recurrent ear infections, asthma, and a host of other problems. Cutting out sugars and refined carbohydrates from the diet would help a lot, although this is not so easy with kids. So, replace the intestinal flora (a good thing) that was killed by the antibiotics. You do this with acidophilus, which comes in many forms: Acidophilus caplets, Children's Acidophilus chewable tablets, Acidophilus Strawberry Liquid, and Children's Acidophilus Powder.

  39. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of a yeast infection?
    Ok I think my sister has a yeast infection but she dosen't want to go to the doctor ( she is only 13 and scared. ) How can I help her?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lindsay,

      For years some doctors have advised women to insert live yogurt into the vagina to introduce Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium and also produce a more acidic environment to help fight infection. Sometimes, freeze-dried Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium containing pessary is inserted into the vagina for even more pronounced results. Continue this for an extra day after you get cured.

      There are other effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and anti fungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      For prevention, ask her to wash her panties with extra care as the yeast spores are left in the panties if you are infected and normal laundering won’t kill the fungus. Scrub the crotch of the panties with unscented detergent before washing. She may also put her panties in boiling water for sometime or soak them in bleach for 24 hours before wearing them. Hot ironing your panties is also a good idea as candida may die due to heat.

      Wear loose fitting clothes, made from cotton fiber if possible, to allow good air circulation. Fibers like polyester, plastic and leather trap the moisture inside and also render poor circulation. This makes the environment near your genitals prone to infections. Remember, try to sleep naked if possible, or at least remove undergarments (panties), to allow the vaginal area to become cool and dry. This shall provide you her immense relief equal to all the medicines combined.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to cure an yeast infection?
    I was prescribed an antibiotic a week or two ago and now I believe it has given me a yeast infection. What's the best way to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,

      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. There is one really good article about why OTC over the counter prescriptions just dont work and why its actually becoming a problem in our society (bacterial resistance, pharma companies, etc). I dont know it just made alot of sense to me after I spent a few minutes reading around here, some good stuff. Keep in mind that this type medicine usually only provides a temporary or short term solution to your yeast infection, it will likely come back again
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  41. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any natural remedies to treat a yeast infection?
    I heard yogurt is good but it does not cure it just prevents it.

    • ANSWER:
      Try white vinegar douches [one tablespoon of Heinz white vinegar to a pint of water], twice a day for 5-7 days. This solution will turn the vagina acidic, and candida albicans [the microscopic yeast which causes infection] can only survive in an alkaline environment. If there's no improvement after trying this remedy, get an OTC medication like Monistat, Gyne-Lotrimin, etc; or, go to a doctor for treatment.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some good methods to get rid of acne?
    I know this is a really old, boring question that has been asked at least a million times, but what I'm looking for is a list of as many remedies as possible. I'd really appreciate it if you could mention everything you know works against face and body acne. I'm bound to learn something new that way. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The tricky part about acne is that the problem can actually become worse if you overmedicate. That's because acne medication can overdry the skin, causing a boost in your skin's Sebum (oil) production. This results in...you guessed it - more acne.

      So what's the long term solution? Find gentler solutions or even natural acne cures that won't shock your body into more breakouts. Here's what I recommend:

      - Use a glycerin based facewash. Glycerin is gentler and will balance the ph levels in your skin.
      - For body acne, try using an antibacterial soap to slowly dry out the skin. If your skin gets too dry, switch to a moisterizing soap like Dove to counterbalance the effect.
      - Wash your face only 2 times a day max and gently pat dry with a towel.
      - Use a gentle face moisterizer if the glycerin based face wash drys you out too much.
      - Eat almonds
      - Eat lots of fiber
      - drink lots of water
      - avoid excess sugar intake. It causes Candida Acne
      - If acne medication isn't working or causing new breakouts, try applying egg whites to the pimples at night before bed. This natural remedy works great.
      - One of my favorite natural skin conditioners is wearing an "oatmeal mask". The oatmeal with smooth your skin while simultaneously absorb toxins and oils from your pores.
      - Once naturally remedy is putting a dab of toothpaste (the paste kind) on irritated pimples before bed. The alcohol and zinc in the toothpaste will gently dry out the pimple without irritating the skin.
      - moisterize with an oil free moisterizer to prevent overdrying and further breakouts.

      For more great remedies, check out the Source link Below.

      Best of Luck!

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there a relationship between candida and depression?
    You see all these websites and shows talking about natural cures and ways to detox the body. One theory i read somewhere was that depression can be cause or made worse by the overgrowth of yeast in the body(e.g. GI tract) and the toxins/irritants they produce. Is this all a bunch of b.s.?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, my mother has severe candida infection and has bipolar disorder, part of which is depression (the low times).

      Candida waste products can travel to the brain and interfere with normal brain chemicals and their transfer and may even block the receptor sites on brain cells so that they aren't able to receive necessary neurotransmitters like Dopamine or Serotonin, which can cause mental illnesses like depression.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to treat a yeast infection during the day?
    I know there are plenty of creams available but is there any other, non messy treatment that doesn't require laying down for several hours in order to work?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.

      - You can try applying tea tree oil to a tampon and wear it during the day. Tea Tree Oil is a safe, natural anti-fungal. You can purchase it in most health food stores.

      -You should be drinking lots of water, eating tons of fiber and eating lots of probiotics like yogurt and cottage cheese while you have a yeast infection.

      - Make sure you don't wear underwear to sleep as to air out the area

      - Avoid scented soaps as well.

      You can find TONS of natural yeast infection cures through the source link below. In the meantime, here's some additional information...

      Candida is a bacterial fungus that lives in both men and women.

      More specifically called Candida Albicans, this fungus thrives in the digestive tract (as well as the vagina in women) and lives in harmony with acidic bacteria called Acidophilus.

      The acidophilus, being an acid regulates the Candida Albicans (a base).

      When people eat certain foods like complex sugars, the Candida Albican multiply and change the balance between the Candida and Acidophilus in the body.

      Suddenly, the acidophilus can no longer regulate the outnumbering Candida.

      This creates what is commonly known as Candida Overgrowth or a Yeast Infection.

      Symptoms include (for vaginal infections):
      - thick cottage like discharge
      - digestive troubles
      - burning
      - painful urination
      - itching
      - bleeding
      - soreness

      A Candida diet should consist of leafy greens, very little sugar, plenty of probiotics (found in yogurt and cottage cheese), drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fiber.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are homeopathic remedies for systemic yeast infection?
    I saw a program with a checklist for systemic yeast infection. I answered "yes" to nearly every question! I already know about yogurt and probiotics. What other things I should be incorporating?
    This is NOT for specific treatment of a vaginal yeast infection, rather an overgrowth of fungus throughout the body. Instead of "homeopathic" maybe I should have specified "natural" remedies instead -- such as certain foods, vitamins, or supplements to use.
    Thanks for all the suggestions so far!

    • ANSWER:
      This stuff. 98% kill of Candida Albicans. Triple blind placebo study completed in 1998 and found on Pubmed.org
      http://www.microbiologybytes.com/video/Candida.html
      Proof that Candida takes two forms and can become systemic.

      http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7727934020345992708&q=candida+albicans+video&total=22&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=3 What feeds candida and what starves candida.

      What I did. http://www.glycoscience.org is real. Dr. Hudson Freeze used "Mannose" to help improve his genetic patients which is found in aloe and this company has as well. He was angered by the fact that one of his patients dropped out to take this complex from glycoscience web site and as a result, he has been on a campaign to put down the company that sells it because he wants to market glyconutrients. However, he has no patent and Oxford University has taken down his slamming article against the company that sells it, because he is proven wrong.

      In the interum, there is a triple blind pacebo study conducted by Doris Lefkowitz PhD who approves of medical dictionaries and this study shows that glyconutrient complex has a 98% kill of Candida Albicans... The mannose alone, has a 45% kill.

      Kalos, from your other answer tried to report me to Yahoo as a solicitation and once they saw my answer was helpful they restored my points and my answer.

      If you ever see Kalos Orisates answers again, feel free to report him if he calls osteopaths and chiropractors who have earned their degrees and have healed countless people in a non toxic manner quacks.

      This yahoo forum is to be of people of quality and its time for people to take charge and report those who slam natural healing to the extent that it is actually harming people, because side affects of OTC drugs is blindness and liver damage.

      It is the body, with the proper nutritional tools that are missing in the modern diet that can cure itself. Once your cells recognize the fungus, it eliminates it on its own safely with no side affects from drugs.

  46. QUESTION:
    What approaches have worked best for you when you suffer from a migraine?
    Today I've been sensitive to light, my vision is blurred, and the room is spinning, nausea hits me every time I try to "work" around the house. And my Migraine medicine doesn't seem to be helping.

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of migraine medicines are just pain killers. They only help before a migraine starts to occur.

      Migraines usually occur when the person is Dehydrated, stressed, hormonal imbalances: Candida: food allergies: parsites: heavy metal toxicity, and allergies.

      When I turned 18, i began experiencing painful headaches that lasted a week or two. One day, I went to the doctor and told me that those painful headaches were migraines. The doctor told me it could be genetics because my parents had it. The doctor gave me painkillers but I denied the drug. I found it useless because I did not want unknown chemicals going into my body that could harm me (side effects). I later bought a book full of natural cures. It had pages full of natural cures medicines that would cure common diseases such as migraines, allergies, herpes, diabetes, etc.
      The books title is called Natural Cures.

      The cure that I found for migraines is Apple Cider Vinegar. (There is also Dr. Coldwell's stress reducing techniques; acupuncture; alphabiotics; cranial sacral therapy; chiropratic adjustments). You must eliminate artificial sweeteners and do all the cleanses (colon cleanse; liver/gallbladder cleanse, heavy metal cleanse, parasite cleanse, candida cleanse).

      One day, I slowly felt a migraine ready to cause me pain. I quickly ran to the kitchen and filled a glass of water and mix it with 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml). I drank it and within an hour and a half, my migraine was gone.

      Instructions:
      Since Apple Cider Vinegar is 5 percent acidic. I used two methods of indulging the acidic product.

      Eat it with a salad and 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar
      or
      A 3/4 glass full of water and mix with 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar.

      P.S. You can use the natural cure "while" having a migraine and it will take about an hour and a half for the pain to go away (the amount of time for the migraine to go away depends on the person). Please try it. It helped me, my parents, and my co-workers.

  47. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to cure a yeast infection, is there a way?
    What is the Best Natural ways to cure a yeast infection..anybody, please help if there is a way to cure it

    • ANSWER:
      Get the book,Prescription For Nutritional Healing,it has a section on Candida,or yeast overgrowth.Lists many natural antifungals.Garlic,coconut oil,oil of oregano are a few,but,be awhere,that they casue die-off reactions or healing reactions that can make you feel ill.Get some charcoal tabs to help absorb the die-off.Go slow.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is good to take to help your digestive system?
    I have a really lazy stomach/digestive system (gastroparesis) and I have been looking for some herbal supplements or even a shake I can make that will help my food go down better.

    I have had this medical condition for a while and will try ANYTHING at this point.

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Oregano Oil is outstanding at improving digestion! But there are other things that can help. Ginger works pretty good, so doe a good ole cup of green tea! Coconut Oil is helpful. I take Oregano Oil, Coconut oil and green tea. And they do help alot. Apple Cider Vinegar is wonderful at balancing the PH of your stomach, thus pretty much curing heartburn! But personally, I believe that the 100% pure Oregano Oil diluted with a little olive oil is the best natural remedy for digestive problems. It totally destroys candida (yeast) and it generally will kill all the bad bacteria and viruses and leave the good germs alive. But I'm sure you will hear different opinions. And not all remedies work the same for everyone. It is important to note that with natural remedies you run the risk of allergic reaction just like with anything else. So be wise about whatever you choose to do. GOOD LUCK!

  49. QUESTION:
    I wanted to know what is the best way to gid rid of a heache or migraine without using medicine?

    I have a really bad headache and i get them alot and i am into that all natural stuff, so what do i do???

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of migraine medicines are just pain killers. They only help before a migraine starts to occur.

      Migraines usually occur when the person is Dehydrated, stressed, hormonal imbalances: Candida: food allergies: parsites: heavy metal toxicity, and allergies.

      When I turned 18, i began experiencing painful headaches that lasted a week or two. One day, I went to the doctor and told me that those painful headaches were migraines. The doctor told me it could be genetics because my parents had it. The doctor gave me painkillers but I denied the drug. I found it useless because I did not want unknown chemicals going into my body that could harm me (side effects). I later bought a book full of natural cures. It had pages full of natural cures medicines that would cure common diseases such as migraines, allergies, herpes, diabetes, etc.
      The books title is called Natural Cures “They don’t want you to know about”.

      The cure that I found for migraines is Apple Cider Vinegar. (There is also Dr. Coldwell's stress reducing techniques; acupuncture; alphabiotics; cranial sacral therapy; chiropratic adjustments). If you are serious of getting ride of you migraine, you must eliminate artificial sweeteners and do all the cleanses (colon cleanse; liver/gallbladder cleanse, heavy metal cleanse, parasite cleanse, candida cleanse).

      One day, I slowly felt a migraine ready to cause me pain. I quickly ran to the kitchen and filled a glass of water and mix it with 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml). I drank it and within an hour and a half, my migraine was gone.

      Instructions:
      Since Apple Cider Vinegar is 5 percent acidic. I used two methods of indulging the acidic product.

      Eat it with a salad and 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar
      or
      A 3/4 glass full of water and mix with 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar.

      P.S. You can use the natural cure "while" having a migraine and it will take about an hour and a half for the pain to go away (the amount of time for the migraine to go away depends on the person). Please try it. It helped me, my parents, and my co-workers.


candida cures natural

Candida Cure Naturally

Heartburn occurs due to excessive gas or increase in pressure in your body. Considerable number of people suffers from heartburn, but if the problem is persistent then you should not ignore it. Heartburn if left unnoticed can grow into a large problem; it can even damage your esophagus. There are advanced medical treatment for severe heartburn, but if you are in the initial stage then you can reduce it by controlling your diet. Natural heartburn cures are both effective and safe.

Natural heartburn cures are hidden in certain type of foods, beverages and juices. There are certain teas like ginger, fennel, chamomile etc, which are good for your heart and health. Then you can drink juices of Aloe Vera, cabbage, celery etc are also good cures for heartburn. In case of foods, have as much fruits and vegetables as possible, they work wonders for your health and helps to prevent any kind of heartburn. The best part of the Natural Heartburn cure is that they are completely free from any chemicals, which also reduces the chances of any kind of harmful side effects.

Candidiasis is mainly caused due to the fungus Candida albicans. Whenever the balance between the good and bad bacteria is hampered in the body, infections occur. Candida albicans is a fungus, which lives in the body, but when it grows in large numbers, it affects the body adversely. Mouth thrush and vaginal yeast infections are the most common type of Candidiasis. To get complete relief you must go for the candidiasis natural remedies .

Garlic is the best natural ingredient to cure Candidiasis. It is a natural anti fungal element, which helps to kill the harmful fungus causing the infections. It also reduces the inflations in stomach and intestines caused by Candidiasis, without harming the good bacteria in the body. If you have Candidiasis in mouth or vaginal area then smash some garlic cloves, make a paste and apply in the effected area.

Honey is the next element in the Candidiasis Natural cure. Apply honey in the effected areas to cure Candidiasis. One can cure it at home by following a candida diet which tells you what to eat and what not to eat in order to get rid of the disease.

Cider Vinegar can work wonders in Candidiasis Natural cure. Apply it in the effected areas after diluting it in warm water.

Organic Yogurt is good for treating yeast infections. It helps to restore the balance between the bad and good bacteria in the body, thereby reducing the infections. You can apply yogurt to the affected areas two or three times a day. Therefore, use these natural tips and get rid of irritating fungal infections.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can I do candida and colon cleanses naturally without buying expensive supplements?
    I would seriously like to do whole-body cleanses but supplements are expensive and I don't really trust a lot that ar on the market today? Does anyone know of natural ways to do candida and colon cleanses?

    • ANSWER:
      I read alternative therapy books a lot, and from them I've learned a few things:
      1) Candida is a nasty conditions that causes a lot of problems.
      2) Most doctors don't awknowledge that it exists (and say it's in your head etc).
      3) It's really difficult to treat.

      One of my friends came up to me and told me that she had candida, and explained how it was messing her up and that the doctors she'd seen hadn't really done s**t (or perscribed anything that work). I asked her if she'd tried fixing her diet and not eating sugar. She said she had somewhat, and it helped a little, but it didn't really make a difference. She also had eaten probiotics, which helped a bit.

      I'd recently finished reading a book on oxygen therapies which said candida is exteremely difficult to cure, regardless of what you do, but hydrogen peroxide seemed to actually do the trick very quickly.
      They advocated intravenous injection (which is a pain to do), but I thought drinking it might work as well since candida hangs out in the gut. I had some lying around and I'd used it for other stuff, so I figured I had nothing to lose by trying it. Neither of us thought it would work.
      I checked back with autumn in a few days, and she said that she didnt think it would work, but she started noticing changes after about 3 days, and within 10 most of her symptoms had gone away (in 2 weeks she said she felt like she as 95% of where she had been before, and "wow I can't believe how much candida messed me up").
      At some point, she lost the peroxide I gave her, and then went for about a week without it, at which point she noticed she got a lot worse (to about 50% of where she had been before she started, and said "I hope I don't have to use this stuff for the rest of my life."). We talked about it, and I theorized that the peroxide would probably need longer to completely kill the candida, but it might also be necessary to inject it to get some of the candida hangingou out in the bloodstream outside of the gut (in all the case studies I'd seen where peroxide worked, it was done intravenously, which we did not yet want to do).
      A bit later, while still not having peroxide, she came across a drink called kefir (another strong probiotic one), and started using it. She said that it got her to the last push of 99.9%, and that she planned to use that from now on, and has been fine ever since.
      Total sucesses with candida are very rare (a lot of these herbal things people suggest might work on one person, but never have consistent success since the condition is hard to treat), but I thought I'd share that example since I'm certain it happened (first hand experience), and I'd advise trying something similar.

      Candida normally occurs when you have too many things in your guy that feed the fungus (ie sugar), or your stomach bacteria are supressed and can't contain the fungus. The latter commonly happens when people are overperscribed antiobiotics (which happens a lot since doctors use antiobiotics zealously). Ie, it's very common for people to get a candida infection immediately after being treated for pneumonia.

      In our approach to treating it, we first killed off most of the candida with peroxide. Then once it was mostly gone, we put a lot of friendly bacteria in to put the balance in the gut back to where it should be. I don't think doing the latter will work if the Candida population is there in full force to begin with.

      As far as hydrogen peroxide goes, the stuff is harmless good for you if a few safey measures are followed:
      1) It has to be in a very low concentration (if you drink 30% you will most likely die and it burns skin if you touch it, whereas .05% helps your health a lot).
      2) It can't have toxic additives in it (most peroxide sold does)
      3) It needs to be drank away from meals (when you eat the stomach acids and proteins in gut can turn it into OH-, which is bad for you).

      The procedure she followed was very simple.
      1) Get a little bit of food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide* from me (you can buy it online), and an eyedropper.
      *It should be stored in the freezer if not used.
      2) Put 1 drop of 35% in a glass of water and drink it on the first day as far away from meals as possible.
      2) 2 drops the next day
      3) Keep on increasing* until it feels like you've done as much as feels comfortable (10 is the absolute max, she settled at 7).
      Some people increase at a slower rate, such as 1 drop for a week, then 2 for the next instead of 1 per day.
      4) once it feels peroxide has cleaned you out, switch to kefir (you cannot use both at the same time, since peroxide will kill the recently added probiotics)

      I'm not an expert on probiotics, but I do know their quality greatly varies from source to source, so you need to make sure you get a good brand. All I can say is that Kaffir seems to work well. If you don't want to deal with this, you can also just keep on using peroxide, or consult a doctor that works with oxygen therapies (and say can give you intravenous injections).

      Sometimes when you use peroxide, it will detoxify your system, and cause a lot of crap that was stored in your to come out quickly. This can be unpleasant for a few days (toxic flush syndrome), but once it passes you feel a lot better than you did before.

      Everything I said can also be done with ozone, and ozone colonics for instance work really well (as does drinking ozonated water). However, I do not have personal experience with either and both are more expensive than peroxide (and you asked for cheaper approaches). Oxygen is really good for getting the body to purge and flush stuff out, and if you follow a peroxide regimen it will most likely get a lot out of your system.

      Anyhow, I hope this helps. Candida is very difficult to cure and has a profound effect on people's lives, but hopefully if you follow this you'll be able to get better. Considering how much it helped my friend, I figure it's my duty to pass the knowledge on.

      *Eating foods with a lot of fiber also helps clean the colon out.

  2. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of vaginal thrush naturally?
    I am 13 and i think i have thrush, i am really itchy downstairs and it burns when i pee. I wanted to know an easy natural way to cure vaginal thrush?????????????????? Help i don't want to take medication and creams something natural is good!

    • ANSWER:
      To the person who answered first, yes it is called thrush no matter where it is. And she said she wants natural, probably so she doesn't have to tell her mum, because it is embarrassing i would know. I'm 14. Lol.

      Usually these infections start by not washing downstairs properly.

      Most women will experience at least one episode of yeast infection (thrush) in their lifetime. Unfortunately for many women yeast infections are on going and persistent and cause misery to the sufferers. Yeast infection is very common and is not to be confused with a STI infection. Thrush or yeast infection is caused by the overgrowth of a naturally occurring yeast Candida albicans.

      Candida albicans is usually kept in balance by the body but certain conditions can cause the yeast to proliferate. Thrush usually affects the vagina and is a common cause of vaginal irritation. Thrush may also affect the mouth and anal area although this is less common. Many drugs to cure yeast infection are not without side effects but there are natural ways to help the body rid itself of this problem and prevent further episodes.

      One of the best natural ways to combat Candida albicans is to use live natural yogurt. Live yogurt contains good bacteria which help to redress the natural balance in your body. Eat at least two pots of natural yogurt daily to attack the infection from the inside. Yogurt can be used a soothing cream - it can an be applied directly to the affected area to bring relief from itching. Soaking a tampon in natural yogurt and using it as a pessary is a natural way to ease the symptoms of vaginal thrush. Although live natural yogurts contain live bacteria, a more concentrated way to ensure a good supply of friendly bacteria is to take daily probiotic supplements which contain acidophilus or lactobacillus. A good quality probiotic supplement can be bought from a reputable health store.

      Ensure a good supply of zinc in the diet. Deficiencies of zinc have been linked to yeast infections. Good sources of zinc include shellfish and dairyfoods. Alternatively take a daily zinc supplement.

      Wear only cotton underwear which allows the skin to breathe. Synthetic materials produce a warm, moist environment allowing the Candida albicans yeast to proliferate.

      Another holistic approach to curing a yeast infection is to use a safe homeopathic remedy. A new product available as a spray which is used under the tongue three times a day tackles the multiple symptoms and prevents the infection getting hold further.

  3. QUESTION:
    is it possible to cure candida yeast infection fast, permanently and naturally without go to doctor?
    my boyfriend had suffered from this problem but he doesn't want to go to see the doctor. is there any solution for cure yeast infection fast?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    I want to cure candida naturally without antibiotics and without a extreme diet?
    I have tried before to go on the no sugar diet, and for me it is just too hard financially. I am living on a ski bum income which means i cant afford all the sugar free, wheat free, gluten free etc etc products, as much as i try, veges are also hard to afford in this town!
    I dont want to go on a doctors prescribe antiobiotics as i would like to do this in a more natural way.

    • ANSWER:
      Its fungal, not bacterial. The doc would rx an anti fungal not an anti biotic. I get your want for nature, but really, go get some monostat or lotrimine.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best cleanse to boost immunity and regain health?
    What is the best candida cleanse to boost immunity and get a bit heathier. I have recently quit smoking and have a bit of a whitish tongue and some bumps on the back of my tongue from Acid Reflux Disease. Would should I do to cleanse myself? Any tips from other people that have tried cleansing? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations on stopping smoking.

      There are many products you can purchase that can help to flush out your system but I must warn that you may also flush out important flora, or good bacteria in your digestive tract. I recommend the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. The making of whey is very simple you can buy organic yogurt at the grocery and drain it through a cheese cloth or dish towel into a jar. You use the whey to lacto ferment vegetables, the most healing of these is the beet Kavas which uses 2 large beets, 1Tsalt, enough water to fill a 2 qt jar after all ingredients are added and 1/4 C whey you leave them set 2 days to ferment then move to refrigeration.

      According to Her book "Periodic fasting is an age-old method for restoring and maintaining health. FASTING ON MEAT OR VEGETABLE BROTH OR ON LACTO-FERMENTED VEGETABLE JUICES allows your enzyme-producing and digestive mechanisms to rest so that other enzyme systems can work at repair, detoxification and healing. .... Healing fasts work best when carried out in conjunction with a program if intestinal cleansing through enemas or colonics."

      But the investment in 2 beets and a tub of organic yogurt is much cheaper, natural, and effective than expensive cleanses. Most cleanses you buy are attempting to recreate a similar effect but can not be the fresh natural effect you get with a lacto fermented fresh product.. She recommends you use this beet Kavas in you cooking regularly it has a sour almost like vinegar taste but will help with your digestion. On going I recommend you ad probiotics which you can purchase at a health food store to regulate the yeast and other helpful bacteria in your digestive tract.

      Regarding you Reflux I used to suffer from this as well and I have been seeing a naturopath to get off all of the meds the Prilosec, and similar drugs stop your body from absorbing some of the vital nutrients you eat so you would do well to treat this naturally. I have found the acid is due to an imbalance in my bodies acidity and alkalinity. I have found a great cure squeeze 1 organic lemon into a 20 oz glass filled with ice. ad 2-3 T grade b maple syrup (to ad sweetness and to ad minerals) and fill the rest of the way with water, you can adjust the ingredients to your liking. You will find 1 lemon a day will lower your bodie's acidity and keep you from having acid reflux.

      Hope this helps

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some good hair growing tips or just good products in general to use for my hair type?
    I am mixed with Black and Italian and I have really confusing hair. When it gets wet, it's naturally curly, when it's relaxed its bone straight for a while, when just in a ponytail or a regular style, its wavy. Keep in mind that I am more 2/3's black, but my hair texture is not course at all, in fact , it is shiny and quite soft. HELP ME!!

    • ANSWER:
      Keeping your hair well conditioned is very important. My hair composition sound similar to yours. I use virgin coconut oil to keep my hair looking good. Please don't use harsh shampoos on you hair and use a good conditions that you can leave in your hair for 20 minutes or longer then wash it out. This system will help your hair to grow. A good healthy diet helps too.

      I'm a big fan of virgin coconut oil, here is a link that you may enjoy reading.
      http://www.candida-cure-recipes.com/coconut-oil-for-hair.html
      It says candida cure but it is for hair information too.

      Good luck.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is Candida and why should I do a cleanse for it?
    I'm nineteen years old with quite healthy eating and exercise habits, but I keep hearing that everybody should do these Candida cleanses every so often. But I'm not sure where Candida comes from, or why it is bad for me, or how to tell if it is affecting me or not, or how to cleanse it if it is.

    Please help! Thank you in advance! :)

    • ANSWER:
      There are many different fungi and bacteria and organisms that live on our bodies. Candida is one of them, called candida albicans is a form of yeast that is naturally living in our mouths and intestines. It is supposed to be there, so cleansing it out of your system is probably not the best idea unless your doctor suggests doing so.

      It can migrate to places it should not be and cause infections and you may need a yeast cream to cure it (if you catch my drift). Leave the candida alone, and when you develop a problem (and eventually you will) see the doctor and get your prescription.

      There is much more to it than that, that is the simplest answer.

      Al

      http://phoenixbodystyling.blogspot.com/

  8. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection naturally for good?
    I've been taking a acidophiles (misspelled) It contains a billion active cultures...It's cleared up, I just want to know how to keep it that way...for those of you who have had them, I UNDERSTAND it's f* hell!!!
    Excuse me but it's totally true.

    O... and have you realized that the dumbest questions get the most answers? I really don't understand it...but o well.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Christina,

      You need a three pronged treatment

      One for your candida, another for your itch if its there and the third to make your immune system stronger so that recurring attacks can be stopped.

      Safest way to do so is by taking herbal supplements like Pau d'arco bark, lemon grass, Schizandra, Buchu, Astralagus membranaceus etc.

      Garlic, in general is an excellent remedy for quite a few things, but it alone just cannot do the job for you.

      Know more about the products & yeast infections if you want on the link below

      Hope they help you out in your misery, Good luck

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of an internal Candida overgrowth ?
    I never feel ok with my digestive system and always have to avoid certain food that would be harmless to everyone else because it causes me pain or heartburn. I also experience ups and downs with allergies and asthma. Mild depression and lack of concentration along with difficulty to express what is in my mind (can't find the words sometime) also are driving me crazy. Occassionally (very seldom) I have episodes of "a normal brain" in which I feel that my thinking goes normally. I don't know it Candida has to do with it but I also have Epilepsy and Varicocele. I am tires of being "mildly sick" all the time. I did the saliva test and it was positive. If it is the Candida that is causing this trouble, I would like to kill it now. I want to do it naturally and know how to prevent it from coming back.

    Thanks to whoever can help me

    Daniel

    • ANSWER:
      Colloidal Silver is good stuff. That might work but either make it yourself http://curezone.com/forums/m.asp?f=97&i=1054
      http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=97
      or purchase a gallon of it from EBay or somewhere.

      Apple Juice, Apple Pectin, & Apple Cider Vinegar will help cleanse your body
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      In addition to taking a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar & Cinnamon three times a day for at least a month, I would add two to three drops of green hull black walnut oil or wild oregeno oil to some apple juice to help kill parasites and drink three glasses of distilled water with a tablespoon of unrefined sea salt. You will not believe how much better you will feel after just two weeks.

      There are other methods to cure Candida. Keep trying different methods until you dicover what works for you but make sure you stick with whatever you try to give it a chance to work. Candida is caused by a powerful acid/alkaline imbalance and likewise will take some discomfort and care to repair. Apple Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt & Distilled Water and or Colloidal Silver might be the easiest way to beat Candida but everyone is their own batch of chemicals and what works for me might not work for you.

      There are also wonderful Candida Support Forums
      http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=460

      And a Master Cleanse Support forum well known Candida protocols
      http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=478

      Find what works for you and stick to it...

  10. QUESTION:
    How can I help cure my yeast infection?
    I don't really have the money to be spending on monistat and stuff, so I was wondering if there's any natural way I can help get rid of this infection. It's pretty gross I've never had one before and it's bothering me. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Probiotics are a popular natural remedy for yeast infection. They are live microbial organisms that are naturally present in the digestive tract and vagina. Probiotics, sometimes referred to as "friendly" bacteria, suppress the growth of potentially harmful organisms such as Candida, which is why probiotic supplements have been explored as a natural remedy for yeast infection.

      The type of probiotic being studied for yeast infections is Lactobacillus, especially Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1, and Lactobacillus fermentum RC-14. In some studies, low levels of Lactobacilli in the vagina have been associated with yeast infection. These can be found in foods like yogurt.

      The essential oil tea tree oil, diluted and applied topically to the vaginal area, has shown some potential as a natural home remedy for yeast infection. A compound called terpinen-4-ol in tea tree oil appears to be responsible

  11. QUESTION:
    Could someone please share their experiences with leaky gut?
    I have been on an elimination diet for about a month and a half now in hopes of curing Leaky Gut and Adrenal fatigue, and I do not feel any different at all. I suffer from profound depression, ADHD, insomnia and chronic sinusitis among other things. I've heard that most people feel better right away and I'm starting to lose hope. I have been dealing with this my whole life so I'm naturally, very sceptical about the whole thing. Any miraculous recovery stories?

    • ANSWER:
      I was diagnosed with Leaky Gut and Adrenal Fatigue last March. The things that have worked best for me is taking tumeric capsules, MSM, and drinking George's Aloe Vera Juice. All three of these heal the gut and they are oh so soothing. I've not really changed my diet too much, I still eat sweets and such but doing these things has helped tremendously. I am now in the process of ingesting bentonite clay (calcium) in hopes of detoxing my digestive system of candida, in which I think is throughout my whole system. The truth of the matter is it takes time to heal a lifetime of damage BUT you will feel better. Good luck and God Bless!

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some good methods to get rid of acne?
    I know this is a really old, boring question that has been asked at least a million times, but what I'm looking for is a list of as many remedies as possible. I'd really appreciate it if you could mention everything you know works against face and body acne. I'm bound to learn something new that way. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The tricky part about acne is that the problem can actually become worse if you overmedicate. That's because acne medication can overdry the skin, causing a boost in your skin's Sebum (oil) production. This results in...you guessed it - more acne.

      So what's the long term solution? Find gentler solutions or even natural acne cures that won't shock your body into more breakouts. Here's what I recommend:

      - Use a glycerin based facewash. Glycerin is gentler and will balance the ph levels in your skin.
      - For body acne, try using an antibacterial soap to slowly dry out the skin. If your skin gets too dry, switch to a moisterizing soap like Dove to counterbalance the effect.
      - Wash your face only 2 times a day max and gently pat dry with a towel.
      - Use a gentle face moisterizer if the glycerin based face wash drys you out too much.
      - Eat almonds
      - Eat lots of fiber
      - drink lots of water
      - avoid excess sugar intake. It causes Candida Acne
      - If acne medication isn't working or causing new breakouts, try applying egg whites to the pimples at night before bed. This natural remedy works great.
      - One of my favorite natural skin conditioners is wearing an "oatmeal mask". The oatmeal with smooth your skin while simultaneously absorb toxins and oils from your pores.
      - Once naturally remedy is putting a dab of toothpaste (the paste kind) on irritated pimples before bed. The alcohol and zinc in the toothpaste will gently dry out the pimple without irritating the skin.
      - moisterize with an oil free moisterizer to prevent overdrying and further breakouts.

      For more great remedies, check out the Source link Below.

      Best of Luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you get yeast infection?
    How do you get it and how do you cure it.

    • ANSWER:
      There some ways to cure your yeast infection naturally and permanently that will eliminate your yeast infection without drugs, creams or any kind of gimmicks. Yeast Infection is first and foremost an internal problem. Like most chronic conditions, there is never one cause for this fungal problem and thus yeast infection cannot be permanently eliminated using medications or creams that work superficially and fail to tackle the root factors that trigger the formation of candida infection in the first place.

      The problem is that the majority of yeast infection sufferers choose to leave it in the hands of others: Doctors, pharmacists, drug and over the counter industries. They willingly choose NOT to take responsibility for their candida condition, for their health and for their own body. I put link below that has some good information on how you can get rid of a yeast infections fast.

      I hope this helped.

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a yeast infection and why did I get one?
    I've gotten a yeast infection for the first time ever and I don't know why I got it. I got it yesterday and I felt very swollen down there and uncomfortable. There is a bit of itching and also some discharge. I just feel really swollen and I would like to know how to get rid of this! Will it go away on its own? Also, I've been on birth control for the past month for the first time ever and now I'm on the sugar pills.. could the birth control have caused this yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, here are a few facts about causes and cures of yeast infections. I hope this can help you with your questions. Take care.

      A vaginal yeast infection is caused by the fungus candida. Candida is a microorganism that's normally present in your vagina, along with bacteria. Your vagina naturally contains a balanced mix of yeast and bacteria. Lactobacillus bacteria produce acid, which discourages overgrowth of yeast in the vagina. But disruption of the healthy balance can result in an overgrowth of yeast. Too much yeast in your vagina can lead to vaginal itching, burning, and other classic signs and symptoms of a yeast infection.

      Instructions

      1
      Use yogurt. Apply the yogurt to the affected area and do this twice a day until the infection is gone.

      2
      Ingest yogurt internally so that it can work through the body and eliminate the bad bacteria from the body.

      3
      Use distilled vinegar, which is known for being antibacterial and anti-fungal. Fill a bathtub with warm water mixed with 1 cup of vinegar and soak in the vinegar solution for about 15 or 20 twenty minutes. Afterwards, bathe normally in warm water, minus the vinegar. Dry the affected area with an absorbent towel.

      4
      Try Tree Oil Cream, which can be applied to the affected area and will relieve the yeast infection. Follow the directions on the bottle to ensure that it is used properly.

      5
      Buy vaginal suppositories, which are available as an over-the-counter medication that comes in different dosages.

      6
      Try garlic vaginal suppositories by peeling a clove garlic and wrapping a piece of gauze around the garlic. The thin type of gauze is best to use for this process. Fold the gauze in half to form what would look like a tampon. Insert the garlic, vaginal suppository inside the vaginal area. Remove the suppository every 3 or 5 hours and insert a new one. Repeat the process for about 3 to 5 days or until the infection is gone.

      Overgrowth of yeast can result from:

      Antibiotic use, which leads to a decrease in the amount of lactobacillus bacteria in your vagina and a change in your vaginal pH that allows yeast to overgrow
      Pregnancy
      Uncontrolled diabetes
      Impaired immune system
      Anything that changes the type and amount of bacteria normally present in the vagina, such as douching or irritation from inadequate vaginal lubrication

  15. QUESTION:
    Why do I get gooey White stuff forming in my mouth and edges of my lips?
    It's not plaque, I brush my teeth 3 times a day and I take care of my teeth. The White gooey stuff is forming around my mouth and edges of my lips.
    I was wondering if it could be dehydration?
    I always drink a lot, have at least 10 cups of water because I'm always so thirsty and tired.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Excellant,

      Oral thrush or 'candidiasis' is an infection of yeast fungi belonging to the genus Candida, on the mucous membranes of the mouth. It is often caused by Candida albicans, but sometimes it can be caused by Candida glabrata or Candida tropicalis. Oral thrush is the term which is generally used to describe candidiasis in the mouths of babies. If it occurs in the mouth or throat of adults, it is usually referred to as candidiasis or moniliasis. Signs and symptoms of oral thrush may develop suddenly. Moreover, they may persist for a long time.

      Oral Thrush

      Symptoms

      •Pain in the mouth

      •Creamy-white lesions on the tongue, inner cheeks

      •Sometimes lesions on the roof of the mouth, gums and tonsils

      •Lesions look like cottage cheese

      •Loss of taste

      •A cottony feeling in the mouth cavity

      •Lesions spread into esophagus, creating difficulty in swallowing

      Causes

      •Consumption of sugar rich diet is the main cause of oral thrush as candida requires sugar and moisture for survival. Diabetic patients have high blood glucose levels and so are more susceptible to thrush and other fungal infections than others.

      •Too much of antibiotics kills useful bacteria, disturbing the balance. Lack of defending bacteria and other microbes results in easily caught infection of candida fungus in the mouth and also in other body parts.

      •A weak immune system can result in oral thrush. So, people suffering from HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cancer, vaginal yeast infections, etc. are most likely to be attacked by candida.

      •Wearing ill-fitted dentures leads to constant irritation and inflammation of gums and mouth parts, leading to candidiasis.

      Home Remedies for Oral Thrush

      For Adults

      Besides proper medication, regular consumption of yogurt is one of the best oral thrush home remedies. Yogurt contains acidophilus, a bacterium, which helps in destroying excess fungus. Thus yogurt can naturally treat and prevent candida infection.

      You may opt for candida cleanse diet to get rid of candida infection. Avoiding sugar and fermented food products can help cure candida infection. Garlic exhibits anti fungal properties. Onions also help cure oral thrush. You may use combination of onion and garlic in your food.

      Add a few drops of tea tree oil to some water and hold the water in your mouth for a minute and spit it. Do not drink the mixture. You can also use a mixture of tepid water, apple cider vinegar and a pinch of salt, to rinse your mouth till the oral thrush heals. You may simply rinse your mouth with tepid water containing half tea spoon of salt.

      Oral thrush treatment also includes 'following a healthy, balanced and high fiber diet', to maintain correct blood sugar levels. Wearing perfectly fitting dentures is necessary. Keeping your mouth, tongue, teeth and gums clean is equally important. Maintaining oral hygiene helps prevent thrush. Smoking and dry mouth can lead to oral thrush. So drinking plenty of water and following a healthy lifestyle is necessary to avoid the problem of thrush.

      Anti fungal home mouthwashes can be prepared. For example, take equal parts of a tincture consisting of licorice, myrrh, and echinacea and use one teaspoon of this mixture with water as a mouthwash, every three to four hours.

      Take care! Mama Bear

  16. QUESTION:
    What candida cure worked for you, including diet, and how bad was the herx reaction?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry you've only been getting spam answers.
      Generally the safest and gentlest way to control/remove the Candida is to replenish the Probiotics (the beneficial bacteria that live in your intestinal tract). The Probiotics help to defend against other bad bacteria and growths like yeast, so it will work more gently and naturally. Granted, that means it'll take a little longer than a harsh cleanse, but you wouldn't have the Herx Reaction much at all... the faster the cleanse, the more the reaction would be. Good luck and I hope I helped!

      [edit]: Sorry, the Aloe answer came up while I was writing this... no offense intended ;-)

  17. QUESTION:
    Can Antibiotics make a FUNGAL infection worse?
    I am sick right now and was prescribed antibiotics for my Flu. I ALSO have an athletes' foot fungal infection. Ever since taking the antibiotics the athlete's foot has gotten far worse. I know that most Antibiotics are made from fungus (penicillin is derived from mold) so could this make a fungal infection worse?

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Asker!

      Candida, or Candida albicans, is a type of fungus that is generally found in the regular flora of the skin, intestinal track and the mouth, rectum, and vagina. Although Candida is naturally present in the body, it can cause problems if there is an overgrowth, resulting in Candidiasis.

      Candidiasis usually occurs when there is a disruption of bacterial flora in the body, and in people who have compromised immune systems. There are different factors which can lead to Candida overgrowth such as a person’s diet. However, research is finding that prolonged use of antibiotics can also play a major role in the development of Candidiasis.

      Why do antibiotics cause Candidiasis? Antibiotics are designed to eradicate the bad bacteria that cause certain diseases and infections. While antibiotics destroy bad bacteria and stop the spread of infection, they also destroy the good bacteria that help to keep the Candida in the body under control.

      Prolonged or strong doses of antibiotics can lead to an imbalance in gut flora, an imbalance that allows bad bacteria, yeasts and parasites to overgrow in the stomach. If not controlled, the affected person can begin to suffer a slew of negative side effects and yeast infections including:

      Oral Thrush (“oropharyngeal Candidiasis”) - is an infection that occurs along the lining of the mouth and/or the throat, and characterized by inflammation of the tongue, which is also coated with bluish-white or creamy patches.

      Intetrigo, Athlete's foot – Skin irritation that is caused by two moist surfaces adjacent rubbing against one another and accompanied by a fungal or bacterial infection.

      Vaginitis (“Candida vulvovaginitis” and “Moniliasis”) - Commonly referred to as a “vaginal yeast infection”, it is characterized by a thick white or yellow, odorless discharge. It often causes itching in the affected area and may cause burning or pain during intercourse.

      Systemic yeast infections – Dangerous infections that often affect the vital organs of those with compromised immune systems such as people with AIDS, diabetes, or those receiving chemotherapy.

      Note: Over 90% of Thrush and Vaginitis is caused by Candida overgrowth.

      How can you protect yourself against developing Candidiasis from antibiotics?

      Don’t take antibiotic treatment unless it is absolutely necessary – Illnesses such as the common cold, flu and sinus infections do not require antibiotics unless they prolong for more than two weeks, cause irregular symptoms, or produce a high fever.

      Unfortunately, many people believe that antibiotics are a fast way to get rid of common infections. Although this may be true, those who take antibiotics for these illnesses do not allow their immune system the chance to fight off the infection and become stronger. Instead, they allow their body to become dependant on antibiotics. The result – eventually they will develop a resistance to these medications, and will require a higher dosage the next time they become sick.

      In addition, antibiotic overuse is exceptionally bad for children. Children are in a state of constant growth which makes them highly susceptible to common viruses. A child who is administered antibiotics to treat every infection they experience only causes their immune system to weaken and develop poorly. Essentially, by the time they are adults, their body will depend on antibiotics to be cured from the smallest infection.

      If you must take antibiotics keep the following in mind -

      Eat a healthy balanced diet - limit your intake of yeast and sugar and drink plenty of water to help clean your system of impurities.

      Eat yogurt – Yogurt contains active cultures that can help restore the good bacteria your body requires.

      Exercise – Exercise helps keep your body and immune system strong

      Talk to your doctor - Find out if you can take a lower dosage of antibiotics or complimentary treatment.

      Hope that may help you!
      Good luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of a yeast infection?
    im pretty sure i have a yeast infection, how can i get rid of this? and should i still have sex with a yeast infection? please help
    i don't want to have to tell my mom cause you gets that from having sex don't you?
    i don't want to have to go to the doctor, i don't want my mom to know.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can pass on the infection to your partner if you have intercourse while suffering from yeast infection. It is best to get it treated and get rid of it completely before having sexual relations. A number of home remedies are useful for yeast infection cure. These include

      Probiotics are a popular natural remedy for yeast infection. They are live microbial organisms which are the same as the ones naturally present in our vagina. Basically these help to suppress the growth of potentially harmful organisms such as Candida responsible for this condition. Hence probiotics is considered as one of the best natural remedy to treat this infection.

      Another natural remedy for yeast infection is boric acid. Boric acid has mild antiseptic and antifungal properties. Although it is an excellent cure you must remember that it is a toxic substance which must never be consumed orally or used for direct application on open wounds.

      http://ezinearticles.com/?What-Can-You-Do-to-Get-Rid-of-a-Yeast-Infection-Fast?---3-Home-Cures-For-Quick-Relief&id=4598312

  19. QUESTION:
    Is there any home remedies for psoriasis?
    My 15 year old daughter has had psoriasis for almost a year now. It is quite painful. She cant take showers or baths without it hurting. We are not sure what type it is.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis and Eczema are similar in underlying problems that cause it. The reason you have Psoriasis or Eczema is most likely an adrenal gland and fat metabolism problem. All the cremes, drugs, and other so called modern day medicine cures are ridiculous and doctors need to go back to school or better yet, change where they went to school. The drug companies that fund these schools prey on the ignorance and end up making a lot of money on this problem. You can get real relief from either of these problems forever and it only takes a few months.

      If you are not getting good sleep at night ( 1 - 2 REM sleep periods ), this will not allow your adrenal glands to recharge properly and cause them to not work properly.

      You need to eliminate ALL hydrogenated oils and especially genetically modified oils like Canola & Soybean. These are all being genetically altered and wreak havoc with your bodies immune system and fat digestion. Don’t be like a lot of uninformed Americans that eat these “vegetable” oils that are creating huge digestive problems.

      Your liver and gall bladder need to be taken care of because if they are not working properly, you will not digest your fats correctly and this will cause the problem. Drugs like the Prednisone will damage your liver and the Magnesium Stearate they put in the tablets will suppress your immune system. If you are eating a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fats, this is a big problem because the low fat diet will cause the bile in your gall bladder to become very viscous and not work properly, hence, not digest your fats properly. You need a diet that is balanced at 30% protein, 40% carbohydrates, and 30% fats to be healthy.

      Any scars on the front of your body's torso could play a big role in this problem because the scar from the episiotomy will reflex to your adrenal glands and reduce the energy to a point where they won't work properly and cause this problem.

      To correct these problems, if it were me, I would do the following and expect results very quickly.

      Stop all medications unless your doctor tells you that you cannot stop, but make sure any steroids you have taken or are taking is slowly eliminated if you are taking these. Once you have stopped them, you are going to have to deal with lots of other digestive issues they have messed up.

      Buy some "pink sea-salt." This is salt that contains minerals and other ingredients that will help your problem. Take at least 1/2 teaspoon of this per day.

      Any drugs you have taken, killed your intestinal flora and you have Candida Albicans (yeast problem) that you are now going to have to deal with. This has stopped your body from producing “B” vitamins naturally. If you are itching, getting styes, ringworm, etc. that is typical of this problem, this is most likely a good reason for this. It's not enough to take B vitamin pills to fix this, it won't, especially if you get the “B” Vitamins in a tablet from from drug stores or health food stores. You need to eat lots of fermented foods, like keifer, sauerkraut, miso (a good brand is Yamabuki), yogurt, etc.

      I stongly suggest you go to this web site: www.healthline.cc (not .com) or call them at: (310) 320 – 1123 and order the "Max Stress B" product. I would take 1/4 teaspoon day one, and then increase it daily up to 2 teaspoons after one week. This is a very potent form of “B” Vitamin source that contains the "end chain" B's and is highly assimilated by the body. This will stop any itching you may have also within a couple days.

      I would also purchase from the same company a product called Adrenal Complex. I would take 9 to 12 of these at breakfast each day and NOT after 12:00 noon because it will keep you up at night. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need these herbs to go to work on your deficiencies.

      If you follow this routine, you should see very positive results within a few weeks to 2 months and it should not return.

      I would also change my diet to heavy omega 3 fatty acid foods such as WILD fish (not farm raised), Beef from grass fed cows (very high in omega 3 fatty acids), unlike the high omega 6 fatty acid garbage beef from grain fed cows sold in commercial grocery stores, flax seed products. Eliminate sugars, especially sodas (even diet sodas), white flour breads. This feeds the Candida and the phosphoric acid in the sodas is binding the calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, etc. preventing absorption.

      I would also purchase from that company the Betaine HCL and activator, as well as the digestive enzyme and take 2 to 3 Betaine HCL and 1 to 2 activators and take after each meal, and one digestive enzyme with each meal. I would also purchase the probiotic and take one in the morning and one at night. I would take it with keifer milk. You can take this even if you are lactose intolerant. Additionally, I would go to: www.organicpastures.com and find out local sources or order from them ALL their RAW milk products, including milk, colostrum, raw butter, etc. This is very good for you.

      All this will change your life. It really works. Then when you don't have the symptoms anymore, tell your doctor and educate him on how the body works. I hope he appreciates the advice, because you will not be going to him for medications and his services anymore for this problem.

      good luck to you

  20. QUESTION:
    Could my boyfriend have given me a yeast infection?
    I've never had a yeast infection and now I have one. I'm always very clean and healthy, but my boyfriend doesn't shower as often as he should. He's uncircumcised so I'm thinking it's his fault I have a yeast infection.

    IF this is the case, will simply showering before sex (no condom) keep me from getting another yeast infection, or does he need to be on antibiotics too?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Olivia,
      Candida can be transmitted between people by direct contact, and so can actually be a sexually-transmitted disease.

      so if you or your lover has an active infection you should be extra-careful to follow the safer sex guidelines: wash your hands or change your gloves in between touching your own crotch and your partner's, and keep your toys clean clean clean. And you should be aware that men can get yeast infections, often without obvious symptoms. It's not uncommon for a yeast-infected woman who has unprotected sex with a man to infect her lover, treat her own infection, and then get reinfected next time she has sex with him. If you think your male lover might have a yeast infection, get him some treatment, and practice safe sex at least until both of you are sure that your infections are gone

      Olivia you mention antibiotics, they are are probably the leading cause of vaginal yeast infections in American women, and are a great example of the important principle that by using technology to solve problems, we create other problems. Say you take an antibiotic to cure your sinus infection. The antibiotic kills the unwanted bacteria in your sinuses, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in your crotch, upsetting the balance of your vaginal ecosystem, allowing the yeast to take over. (Antibacterial deodorant soap can have the same effect.) Most women have problems with only a few types of antibiotics, or with prolonged antibiotic treatment. Others get yeast infections every time they take antibiotics.

      Olivia If you're like most Yeast Infection sufferers, the reason you're having such a hard time getting rid of your yeast infection is because you're using methods that couldn't possibly work, physiologically speaking. Not only that, you could be utterly destroying your delicate internal balance and your health and making your Yeast Infection worse in the process!

      Even the natural products that promise to kill the source of the infection (e.g. killing Candida Albicans) do not work because candida is a naturally occurring yeast that is found in everybody and the only way to get rid of it is to neutralize the environment that encourages its overgrowth, not by killing the yeast.

      Only by tackling the real underline cause, the correct circumstances that promote the growth of candida and the exact source of candida in the body following a complete multidimensional holistic program will result in the complete elimination and prevention of Candida yeast infection and gaining back your health.

      Olivia below is a link to my website where you will get all the help you need.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of a yeast infection?
    ummm.... so i have a yeast infection and i wan to get rid of it NATURALLY!! i have some plain natural yogurt that has acidophilis in it but it tasted GROSS am i suppost to eat it or apply it to the area? if i am ment to apply it can you please explain how? i am a girl BTW :) if there is any other easy way to get rid of it please tell me :) thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal Yeast Infection Symptoms

      •Odorless vaginal discharge having cottage cheese like appearance
      •Vaginal itching
      •Burning sensation in vagina
      •Irritation and pain in vagina
      •Pain during intercourse

      Causes

      Clothing
      Tight and synthetic clothes hold heat, sweat and moisture in the crotch area. This heat and moisture helps yeast to multiply. Dirty underwear is also a yeast infection cause. Hence, it is necessary to wear clean underwear daily. It is also recommended that if a person needs to wear tight clothes, they should be removed once the person reaches home, in order to avoid a yeast infection. Tight clothing is one of the common yeast infection causes in women.

      Immune System
      Believe it or not, a weak immune system can also cause yeast infections. The immune system could be weak due to a number of reasons like illness, malnutrition or too much of stress. The aftermath of a weak immune system is greater multiplication of the candida bacteria causing yeast infections. Stress is said to be one of the common causes. Hence, it is vital to de-stress.

      Diabetes
      People suffering from diabetes have a greater chance of contracting fungal infection due to the high amount of sugar levels in their body. This high sugar level helps yeast to grow faster. Diabetes can be one of the chronic yeast infection causes and a cause of candidiasis in men. Maintaining strict personal hygiene is especially important for diabetic people.

      Medications
      Some people have yeast infections when they are on antibiotics. If a person suffers from an infection, it is better to consult the doctor and get alternative medications, if possible. This is more common in women than men.

      Things you can do to help heal it:

      Plain Yogurt
      Plain yogurt, i.e. unsweetened yogurt is a simple, but excellent home remedy for treating this condition. Yogurt contains the beneficial acidophilus bacteria, that can control the growth of candida albicans. Yogurt can be consumed, as well as applied topically on the affected area.

      Garlic
      Garlic is renowned for its antifungal properties. It can prove immensely helpful in treating candidiasis. Ideally, one should consume two to three cloves of garlic daily to get relief from this condition. This home remedy is also suitable for topical application. Just crush one or two cloves of garlic and apply the paste on the affected area of the skin. For vaginal yeast infection, wrap finely cut garlic cloves in a cheesecloth and insert it into the vagina keeping a part of the cheesecloth outside, so that you can remove it after 15 to 20 minutes.

      Vinegar
      Both white and apple cider vinegar can be used for relief from this condition. Vinegar can inhibit the growth of fungus and effectively cure a fungal infection. Just mix a small amount of vinegar and water, and soak the infected area of the skin in it. Keep it for about 10 to 15 minutes and repeat the process for a few days.

      Supplements
      Along with the above mentioned home remedies, you can also consider supplements to treat this condition. Probiotics or acidophilus supplements can be quite beneficial in treating yeast infections. Probiotic supplements contain numerous beneficial bacteria, which can control the proliferation of candida albicans in the body.

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  22. QUESTION:
    How to cure yeast infections ?
    how to cure yeast infections naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      There are effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection and other symtoms of thrush, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and antifungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      Natural treatment for vaginal thrush has proven to be effective as well for relieving the pain and discomfort of candidiasis and for controlling candida overgrowth. There are many herbs with anti-fungal properties which may be used topically or internally to deal with the problem.

      Apart from treating the fungal overgrowth itself, herbal remedies can also help to improve immune system strength, thereby helping to protect the body against future attacks. Herbal and homeopathic treatments are not only safe and effective to use, but also non-addictive without any side effects.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/t/thrush.htm

  23. QUESTION:
    Yeast Infection can you get them without having sex?
    Hi, I have a feeling I have a yeast infection downstairs as it is extremely itchy at times. Can you get one of these without having sex? Or could I possible have something else?

    • ANSWER:
      There some ways to cure your yeast infection naturally and permanently that will eliminate your yeast infection without drugs, creams or any kind of gimmicks. Yeast Infection is first and foremost an internal problem. Like most chronic conditions, there is never one cause for this fungal problem and thus yeast infection cannot be permanently eliminated using medications or creams that work superficially and fail to tackle the root factors that trigger the formation of candida infection in the first place.

      The problem is that the majority of yeast infection sufferers choose to leave it in the hands of others: Doctors, pharmacists, drug and over the counter industries. They willingly choose NOT to take responsibility for their candida condition, for their health and for their own body. I put link below that has some good information on how you can get rid of a yeast infections fast.

      I hope this helped.

  24. QUESTION:
    Has anyone suffered with Candida and cured it by using "Threelac" probiotic?
    Ive recently discovered that I might have candida and when I did some research I found that threelac is supposedly the best product to use to help control candida. Just wondering has anyone had any results with this product or can you recommend a product that does work? Any useful feedback would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      threelac isn't going to do the job, read this site, there's a TON of information from a woman who cured herself and is helping thousands heal naturally. She also has a great yahoo support group for candida sufferers and will personally answer any question you have

      http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/searchresults.php?cx=007389961398058229346%3Ag0jqwaxnkt8&cof=FORID%3A9&q=threelac&sa=Search#865

  25. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cure yeast infection once and for all? I am tired of the symptoms of yeast infections?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to reduce yeast infection naturally is to use diet based approach to limit the growth of candida yeasts. Eating yogurt is one such way to suppress yeast infection. I personally find drug based approach useless as you have to keep using drugs and too much drug is definitely not good for your health. Also healthy body gives you healthy immune system, which will help you fight yeast infection, therefore you should combine exercise with dietary approach to combat yeast infection.

      I hope this helps

  26. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection and why does it happen?
    Why do some women have the urge to scratch during a yeast infection? And where does the yeast infection come from?

    • ANSWER:
      Thrush (Candidiasis) is a fungal infection (mycosis) or more precisely an overgrowth of fungus (of the Candida species) in the human body. This is an important distinction because we all have naturally occurring fungus populations in our body. It is only when one of these populations becomes too large that we experience unwanted thrush symptoms in areas of the body where there is too much fungus. Areas affected may include the mouth (pharynx or esophagus), the region around the groin (e.g. jock itch), the penis, vagina (vaginitus) and gastrointestinal tract.

      Thrush symptoms vary in severity from superficial (a minor annoyance) to systemic and life threatening (e.g. in AIDS and cancer patients). Superficial symptoms include reddening of the skin, itching, burning, local inflammation and general discomfort (e.g. unpleasant smelling white discharges). More serious symptoms, from for example, gastrointestinal tract infections include lack of energy, severe tiredness after meals and mood swings. In life threatening conditions the fungus populations grow unhindered and compromise critical biological processes. However, this only occurs in patients with severely weakened immune systems (e.g. transplant patients).

      how you cure the yeast infection?

      Make a raw garlic paste and apply it on the infected area. You may feel some burning sensations but do not get worried because this is normal. Garlic has very strong anti-viral properties, it makes for a great natural antibiotic as well.

      Eat high fiber foods such as broccoli, celery, cabbage, onions, garlic, ginger root, turnips and kale. As mentioned, garlic has natural anti-fungal substances and should be eaten as much as possible. AVOID sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      I have a reliable resource that could define what i am talking about in a lot more detail. i posted the link to this resource below if you are interested.

      Good luck and i wish you all the best GLAM PRiNCESS

  27. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any swimmer's ear home remedies?
    Got water in my right ear three day's ago and now it's really bothering me. I did some online research, but found nothing from anyone with personal experience (and I'm scared to try some of them). Please don't recommend doctors, as I will be going to a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner Monday if there isn't substantial improvement. So yeah, home remedies from people with experience would be great; even if it helps a bit until Monday.

    Thanks a bunch.

    • ANSWER:
      Read some of the articles on here, http://www.naturalnews.com/GoogleSearchResults.html?q=water+in+ear&cx=010579349100583850635%3Aw_kzwe9_yca&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&sa.x=0&sa.y=0&siteurl=www.naturalnews.com%2F001535.html#1368

      It's nice seeing that someone is educated and not going to a conventional doctor to get antibiotics and get candida or something and is actually trying to cure themselves naturally.

  28. QUESTION:
    what natural remedies have you tried that you believe worked?
    example. my mom puts a orange slice on my ringworm. did it really work sometimes or did it go away on its on

    • ANSWER:
      I could literally write a book on this one! I did a Home Remedies seminar at my church last year and the response was overwhelming as so many people are looking for these simple yet effective cures. I will give you a few as I wouldn't have the space or time here to list them all. I have been self studying for more than 26 years.
      Onion poultices for any lung ailment (pleurisy, pneumonia, bronchitis). This also works for ear infections (we've used it with great success!).
      1 teaspoon of honey with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, twice a day for 3 days to keep from getting a cold (take at first symptoms).
      Lobelia (herb) for miscarriage (instead of needing a D&C~again, used it with great results as I was scheduled for a D&C!)
      Beet juice (homemade) or the "Coke and Asparagus cure for kidney stones. I have seen both work.
      Clear nail polish coated on ring worm twice a day kills it.
      Honey for all cold sores (herpes simplex I & II). Keep applied till gone.
      Raw Garlic for everything from lowering cholesterol to clearing up illness. Garlic is a wonder food.
      Activated charcoal for gas, bloating, diarrhea, stomach viruses, food poisoning, and even to clear up wounds within days. Wonder item!!!
      common tea bags (make tea water to drop into eyes) for pinkeye or conjunctivitis. Wipes it out in one day or overnight~guaranteed.
      Hawthorn berries for heart health in all ways.
      Cranberry juice or cranberry leaf extract for UTI.
      A garlic douche for candida albicans (yeast infection).
      Cut onion for pulling out poisons such as spider venom.
      sliced onions on feet for pulling out fevers.
      Calcium intake to get rid of symptoms of calcium deficiency such as eye tics (spasms) and charlie horses.
      Ginger for upset stomach or motion sickness. Either sip a tea made from this or chew on a small piece raw. Take a hot ginger bath (3 tbls) to help pull out toxins if coming down sick to lessen severity of illness.
      Blackberries (especially tea made from roots) eaten will help to lessen and take away diarrhea. Blackberry juice will also help.
      Olive oil, lemon juice, and Epsom salts to clean out gallstones naturally (pain-free) without surgery.
      Oats and garlic will lower cholesterol.
      Freshly reamed lemon juice will wipe out poison ivy and oak within days. Just ream a lemon, apply juice with a cotton ball to all affected areas, twice a day and symptoms will disappear like magic within hours. You may have to repeat several times, but you will be amazed at how quickly this stuff works to clear up the rash.
      Onion syrup for coughs.
      I could go on, but no time or space. Will leave site for one of my favorite books for reference to some of these remedies and more. I love this book and have bought it as a gift for many people. I also have gained insight from other books, internet, and other people.
      The last resource has a book I love and it is on a website (this is the store, but it will have a resource for herbal_remedies, a yahoo group) I belong to and enjoy. Check it out.
      Hope all this helps!

      P.S. I am sure the orange worked as orange oils have anti-viral properties and ringworm is a virus. I will add your input to my files and will try in the future as this is safer for the body than the chemicals in clear nail polish! The nail polish works as it smothers the virus (it cuts off all oxygen), but I like the orange idea better! So thanks!

  29. QUESTION:
    Why would a vegan have cholesterol level of 238 and seborrhoea? What dietary, herbal remedies will cure him?

    • ANSWER:
      Not all vegans actually eat a healthy diet. Not knowing what you are earing, I can not say. I would suggest reducing fats, including vegetable based fats (although this is tricky because it is important to ensure that you are retting all of your essential fatty acids but not too much fat) and increasing high fiber foods especially soluable fibers like oat bran. I do not know if you are already exercising but moderate exercize, like brisk walking for at least 30 minutes 3 to 5 times per week can help with cholesterol.
      grapeseed oil, apples, grapefruit, carrot, garlic, onions, soy and lecithin are all foods that are believed to help reduce cholesterol. Also your cholesterol level can rise with your stress level, this is another benefit of exercise as it can help reduce stress, in addition, you may cinsider meditation and yoga. Cholesterol problems are also hereditary. Do all you can to manage it naturally but have your doctor monitor your progress.

      You may consider getting a colon cleanse kit from your local health food store that would include a fiber supplement that contains psylium and some herbal tablets that contain herbs to support colon health and possibly liver and kidney health. Follow this with prodiotics like acidophilous and some yeast (candida) killing supplements.

      The colon cleansing can help the body better metabolize the foods you take in and clear toxins out of the body, the probiotics can help restore healthy balance to the immune system and to the healthy bacteria in the colon. The yeast killing supplements will also help balance the immune system which may help the seborreah. Additionally drinking Kombucha (a fermented tea beverage with probiotics) on a daily basis as taking colloidal silver (careful not exceed recommended dose) can support your immune system to fight the seborreah.

      Good luck to you.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can taking acidophilous cure a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Kitty,
      Acidophilus is touted for its many health benefits, some of which have been known about for thousands of years. The bacteria is found naturally throughout the human body, and most likely made its way into a food long ago, beginning a cycle of natural fermentation which people eventually learned to artificially duplicate.

      Yogurt is probably the most well-known of foods that make use of acidophilus, and it is very easy to notice the sour taste of the lactic acid when eating this food.
      Acidophilus can help protect the body against harmful bacteria, parasites, and other organisms. As it breaks down, it releases things such as hydrogen peroxide that create a toxic environment for unhealthy creatures in the body, helping to drive them out. It also plays an important role in digestion, helping to produce a number of chemicals which aid in the digestion process.

      The fungal infection of Candida albicans, more commonly referred to as a yeast infection when it affects the genital area, is thought by some to be controlled by acidophilus. Since acidophilus occurs naturally in the genitals, and plays a role in warding off such infections, some people advocate topical treatment. The topical application of yogurt, which contains acidophilus, is thought by many to help relieve and ultimately cure a yeast infection. Oral ingestion is also recommended, either of yogurt, or of an acidophilus supplement.

  31. QUESTION:
    Does a yeast infection go away without taking any medication?

    • ANSWER:
      What Is Candida?

      According to Webster, the definition of Candida is:

      any of a genus (Candida) of parasitic fungi that resemble yeasts, occur especially in the mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract where they are usually benign but can become pathogenic, and have been grouped with the imperfect fungi but are now often placed with the ascomycetes; especially : one (C. albicans) causing thrush

      Natural Remedies for Candida
      Plain yogurt

      Not only is yogurt delicious, the good bacteria in plain yogurt helps fight yeast and it can be used both internally and externally.With that said, make sure you buy plain, unsweetened yogurt. Since yeast thrives on sugar, it is critical that you consume only unsweetened yogurt. Home made yogurt is a good option because you can use different types of milk such as soy and you know exactly what's going into your yogurt. Eating yogurt before meals is a great idea because it provides good bacteria which aid in the digestion of your food. Also it has been said that yogurt before a meal helps to curb your appetite thus it is a weight loss aid..

      Garlic

      Garlic and yeast do not play well in the sandbox together and Garlic always comes out the winner! A simple google search can provide you with the many health benefits of garlic and it is one of the most potent agants in eliminating yeast. Garlic cloves inserted in the vagina every few hours is said to give instant relief in combatting yeast infections.

      Garlic is one of the most amazing home remedies on the planet. Other health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and reducing bad cholesterol. It is also natural antibiotic. In fact, and taked every day will help ward off colds and flus..

      Apple-cider vinegar (with the mother)

      Apple-cider vinegar has many health benefits (including aiding in weight loss) and can be used both internally and externally. For skin benefits , add about a cup of vinegar to your bath water and soak for 20-30 minutes.

      The type of vinegar I use is Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar, with the Mother. It is important that it have the mother, as this is more natural and less processed. Never use plain, white vinegar! This actually feeds the yeast instead of killing it.

      Oil of Oregano

      This is truly an amazing natural miracle in a bottle. It is extremely potent against yeast. Take it internally daily, according to directions. Be sure, also, that the type of oil you choose has high carvacrol content, as this is the active ingredient.

      There's also a 5 step program on the internet called "Yeast Infection No More" that guarantees to permanently eliminate candida naturally. If you are interested in learning more, visit them here.

      In conclusion, candida can be cured naturally consequently, there's no reason for anyone to continue suffering from this debilitating condition. To learn much more about candida and how to naturally eliminate this menacing condition, visit my website Back2Eden.Info.

  32. QUESTION:
    What foods help cure Thrush in mouth?
    I think I may have thrush(Candidiasis or yeast) in the mouth and want to know what food I should avoid and what foods I should eat to help get rid of this. I heard yogurt was good. True?

    • ANSWER:
      Cut back on sugary foods and beverages. Also eat yogurt, as the Lactobacillus acidophilus will displace the Candida. A doctor once told my aunt that the prescription medication at the time was found naturally in buttermilk.

  33. QUESTION:
    WOMEN ONLY: how do you treat vaginal irritation naturally?
    About two and a half weeks ago I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a UTI. I took the medicine for the week it was prescribed and then I thought I had a yeast infection from the medication. NOW...to add to it...the medication for the yeast infection is causing me to be incredibly irritated. I went and had a urinalysis done and my doctor says there is nothing there...but he says I do look irritated. I need some ideas on how to fix this, because it is just very uncomfortable. Please help me. I am open to any ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,
      In my opinion your best bet is natural and holistic remedies, you would be best off to avoid pills, creams and suppositories. Check out this website it has tons of information about how to cure yeast infections at home with helpful tips and product information for natural treatment of candida. There is one really good article about why OTC over the counter prescriptions just dont work and why its actually becoming a problem in our society (bacterial resistance, pharma companies, etc) I dont know it just made alot of sense to me after I spent a few minutes reading around here, some good stuff
      http://www.cureyeastinfectionathome.com
      Goodluck!
      i hope this helps

  34. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection and home remedies?
    I've been pretty uncomfortable for the last few days in my downstairs. It's pretty itchy but I'm wondering about one of my symptoms. I have this weird clumpy discharge that has a sort of doughy consistency and reeks like bread. Is this for sure a yeast infection? Do you have any good home remedies? Also, I'm still a virgin.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi PyramidH,
      It certainly sounds like you have a yeast infection and I see someone has already wrongly advised you to take antibiotics, let me briefly explain what a yeast infection is and how you can safely get rid of it and why taking antibiotics does more harm than good.

      ANTIBIOTICS are probably the leading cause of vaginal yeast infections in American women, and are a great example of the important principle that by using technology to solve problems, we create other problems. Say you take an antibiotic to cure your sinus infection. The antibiotic kills the unwanted bacteria in your sinuses, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in your crotch, upsetting the balance of your vaginal ecosystem, allowing the yeast to take over. (Antibacterial deodorant soap can have the same effect.) Most women have problems with only a few types of antibiotics, or with prolonged antibiotic treatment. Others get yeast infections every time they take antibiotics.

      Yeast is a fungus that normally lives in the vagina in small numbers. A vaginal yeast infection means that too many yeast cells are growing in the vagina . These infections are very common. Although they can bother you a lot, they are not usually serious

      Most yeast infections are caused by a type of yeast called Candida albicans.

      A healthy vagina has many bacteria and a small number of yeast cells. The most common bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus, help keep other organisms-like the yeast-under control.
      When something happens to change the balance of these organisms, yeast can grow too much and cause symptoms. Taking antibiotics sometimes causes this imbalance. The high estrogen levels caused by pregnancy or hormone replacement therapy can also cause it. So can certain health problems, like diabetes or HIV infection.

      If you practice good genital hygiene, you can help prevent infection.

      Keep your vaginal area clean. Use mild, unscented soap and water. Rinse well.

      After using the toilet, wipe from front to back to avoid spreading yeast or bacteria from your anus to the vagina or urinary tract.

      Wear underwear that helps keep your genital area dry and doesn't hold in warmth and moisture. One good choice is cotton underwear.

      Avoid tight-fitting clothing, such as panty hose, and tight-fitting jeans. These may increase body heat and moisture in your genital area.

      Change out of a wet swimsuit right away. Wearing a wet swimsuit for many hours may keep your genital area warm and moist.

      Change pads or tampons often.

      Don’t douche or use deodorant tampons or feminine sprays, powders, or perfumes. These items can change the normal balance of organisms in your vagina.

      PyramidH if you're like most Yeast Infection sufferers, the reason you're having such a hard time getting rid of your yeast infection is because you're using methods that couldn't possibly work, physiologically speaking. Not only that, you could be utterly destroying your delicate internal balance and your health and making your Yeast Infection worse in the process!

      Even the natural products that promise to kill the source of the infection (e.g. killing Candida Albicans) do not work because Candida is a naturally occurring yeast that is found in everybody and the only way to get rid of it is to neutralize the environment that encourages its overgrowth, not by killing the yeast.

      Only by tackling the real underline cause, the correct circumstances that promote the growth of candida and the exact source of Candida in the body following a complete multidimensional holistic program will result in the complete elimination and prevention of Candida yeast infection and gaining back your health

      PyramidH below is a link to my website where you will find all the help you need.

  35. QUESTION:
    how to cure Candida by natural remedy ?
    Dear Friend , who know any thing about natural remedy please mail me , Thank you very much.

    how to cure Candida by natural remedy ?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is nearly an epidemic in our society and is responsible for many of the chronic illness categories we see so frequently. Candida symptoms are vast and all encompassing and can even incapacitate the individual.
      Most people are unaware that it even exists, because most main stream doctors are uneducated about its impact on our health. People suffering from this condition often go from doctor to doctor for years and are usually told they are a hypochondriac or that it is stress or a psychiatric problem, before ever discovering the real culprit.

      Candida Albicans is a yeast that occurs naturally in the human body. Normally it lives in harmony with a variety of other microorganisms and actually performs a couple important functions. The problem occurs when something upsets the balance of bacteria in the body and this allows the yeast organism to proliferate and take over all the healthy microorganisms.

      It normally resides in the intestinal tract, mouth, throat and genitals, however it can burrow holes in the intestinal tract, enter the blood stream and then make it's way into any organ of the body. To make matters worse it emits over 70 different toxins into the body. Some people may even become allergic to the yeast itself.

      Once this hardy organism proliferates in the body, it wrecks havock in many ways and is the insitigator of many common maladies, conditions, syndromes and illnesses in our population.

      Some of the most frequent Candida symptoms are:
      abdominal gas

      headaches

      migraines

      excessive fatigue

      cravings for alcohol

      anxiety

      vaginitis

      rectal itching

      cravings for sweets

      inability to think clearly or concentrate

      hyperactivity

      mood swings

      diarrhea

      constipation

      hyperactivity

      itching

      acne

      eczema

      depression

      sinus inflammation

      pre-menstrual syndrome

      dizziness

      poor memory

      persistent cough

      earaches

      low sex drive

      muscle weakness

      irritability

      learning difficulties

      sensitivity to fragrances and/or other chemicals

      cognitive impairment

      thrush

      athlete's foot

      sore throat

      indigestion

      acid reflux

      chronic pain

      To read the complete article click the link below :-
      http://www.holistichelp.net/candida.html
      To read about the Homeopathic treatment( Without any side effects or complications) of Candida read this article :-
      http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/leucorrhoea-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp
      For more Holistic Help on Candida read this :-
      http://www.drz.org/asp/conditions/candida.asp

      Take care and God bless, I hope this helps you to get 100% well.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do I keep my face from breaking out but not get dry and flaky?!!!Help!?

    • ANSWER:
      Do not use Proactive! It does not work from my experience. It only masks the problem like most Benzyl Peroxide products.

      What DOES work is changing your diet. Do not listen to Dermatologists or websites that tell you diet does not affect your skin.
      The only reason they tell you this is because they have ties with pharmaceutical companies. And changing your diet practically cures acne, and that would ruin their business and the pharmaceutical companies. Plus the Fast food, chip, cookie, ice cream, and dairy product industries would all suffer harshly if everyone realized how fat, unhealthy, and pimply this stuff was making them and decided not to buy them. So are doctors trained to inform people of natural cures? No, they just prescribe drug after drug. Some that have harsh side affects.

      American Dairy Products:
      http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006/12.07/11-dairy.html

      In order to clean your digestive system of toxins and the candida yeast that is giving you acne, you are going to have to fast for 3 days.
      A 3 day fast on Apples, fruits, and water.. It sounds crazy, but it works very well. You will also need to clean out your colon at the end of each day. Naturally or by enema. :-)

      This 3 day thing worked really well for me. If this sounds like something you want to do and plan to stick to for 3 days. Then I suggest you look into Chris Gibson's book: Acne Free in 3 days
      Its available over the internet and isn't very long to read either.

      I must add that, putting caster oil, mixed with extra virgin olive oil on your skin is amazing. The oils penetrate deep and balances your skin so that it doesn't produce too much oil, and it moisturizes beautifully. They are very pure and natural, and won't clog pores.

  37. QUESTION:
    Is it true that Apple Cider Vinager, honey and water together?
    will help a person lose weight. This lady told me that the pounds just melt of when you drink apple cider vinager. If so how much do you drink and how much do you put in water. Thanks everyone for your input.

    • ANSWER:
      The Many Health Benefits you can get from Apple Cider Vinegar. It may taste horrible but the benefits definately outway the bad taste!!
      Ok - this may seem very gross but if you have a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar a day you will be doing your body so much good! It is so disctusting but I add some grape juice to it and drink it through a straw so it's not that bad.

      Here are some reasons and benefits of having Apple Cider Vinegar:

      Helps ease the itch and rid chiggers
      Helps with hot flashes in menopausal women
      Helps treat insect bites and skin allergies
      Helps relieve and heal poison ivy
      Helps prevent heart disease and stroke
      Helps soothe and heal a sunburn
      Helps rid head lice
      Great for your joints
      Great for arthritis
      Gets rid of bad breath
      Great anti viral and anti bacterial agents
      Use a cup in as a hair rinse - makes your hair shiny
      Gives you relief of pollen, food and pet allergies (I need that)
      Treats your sinus infections
      Helps reduce the risk or tumors
      Help rid warts
      Reduces total body stresses and tension
      Helps treat hemorrhoids and varicose veins
      Great for acne, and skin problems
      Helps lower your high cholesterol
      Helps heals your wounds and skin abrasions
      Helps retain your youth
      Can act as an appetite suppressant and aid in weight loss
      Helps prevent osteoporosis
      Helps rid the common cold
      Boosts your energy level and your immune system
      Excellent for acid reflux and sore throats
      It helps breaks down fatty deposits so is great for loosing weight
      Keeps high blood pressure down by preventing your blood from getting too thick
      Helps treat insomnia
      Helps digestion
      Help common ailments such as hair loss and dandruff
      Even helps rid your hiccups
      Helps treat and get rid of cold sores
      Great for your kidneys and your bladder
      Cures fungal infections - Athlete's feet and Nail Fungus Ailments
      Acts as a clenser and detoxifier for various organs basically purifying your body and its organs (kidneys, liver, heart...)
      Reduces risk of colon cancer
      Topical relief for shingles
      Helps relieve diarrhea

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      "An Apple A Day..." - Cider Vinegar Health Benefitstopic posted Fri, October 13, 2006 - 12:18 PM by Craig

      Many people are now convinced—Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), that wonderful “old-timers” home remedy, cures more ailments than any other folk remedy and has been highly regarded throughout history. In 400 B.C. the great Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, used it for its amazing health qualities.

      The reported cures from drinking Apple Cider Vinegar are numerous and include: allergies (including pet, food and environmental), sinus infections, acne, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, Candida, acid reflux, sore throats, contact dermatitis, arthritis, gout, and even heart pain. Apple Cider Vinegar breaks down fat and is widely used to lose weight. It has also been reported that a daily dose of apple cider vinegar in water has soaring blood pressure under control in two weeks!

      For centuries, the benefits from cider vinegar to fight infection, promote digestion, fighting osteoporosis, have been well known. One of the first goals on the way to great health is to restore the body's pH to the alkaline range. As nearly all chronic illnesses take place in a body that has become acidic due to the gradual depletion of its mineral reserves, it is logical to check on the body's acid/alkaline balance and to work towards maintaining it in the alkaline range. The state of the body's acid/alkaline balance can be easily measured by testing the urine using pH strips.

      INTERNAL BENEFITS:
      . Rich in enzymes & potassium
      . Naturally supports a healthy immune system
      . Helps control weight
      . Helps soothe dry throat
      . Promotes healthy digestion & pH balance
      . Helps remove body sludge & toxins

      ACV is also a natural antibiotic germ fighter, fights E. coli and other bacteria. It is an excellent remedy for food poisoning and helpful in digestive upsets. ACV helps control and normalize weight and improve digestion. ACV helps relieve arthritis stiffness and rheumatism.

      Use two teaspoons (2 t.) in a pint of water daily for yourself—or one teaspoon in the dog or cat’s drinking water—as a healthy tonic. Drink a daily tonic of apple cider vinegar to help you keep the right pH balance in the urinary tract, since the proper acidity creates an inhospitable environment for bacteria and yeasts that cause these infections.

      EXTERNAL BENEFITS:
      . Helps maintain healthy skin
      . Helps promote a youthful, healthy body
      . Soothes irritated skin
      . Relieves muscle pain from exercise

      ACV helps to maintain healthy skin, promote youthful, healthy bodies. Soothes pain of sunburn, the itch from bug bites, and the sting from plants. ACV helps prevent dandruff, itching scalp, baldness, and dry skin. ACV soothes tight aching joints, sore muscles. Apple cider vinegar also removes sebum and environmental and product buildup on the hair shaft.

      COMBINE WITH NATURAL BEE HONEY TO:
      . Relax the nervous system
      . Promote deep sleep
      . Relieve rheumatism
      . Relieve arthritis
      . Relieve bone and muscle pain and soreness
      . Relieve heart ailments
      . Relieve stress
      . Relieve insomnia

      Mix organic apple cider with pure raw honey and drink at night before going to bed. Great for calming nerves, promoting relaxation and relief of bone related ailments. Adjust the amount of vinegar and honey for comfort and taste. See my recommended recipe here:

      RECIPE:
      250 mL (8 oz) Purified Water (warm enough to melt honey)
      1 to 2 teaspoons Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic recommended)
      1 to 2 teaspoons Honey (Local, raw, non-GMO recommended)

      (Honey comes from flowers and has a very light energy. I recommend honey from flowers that are known to provide support for heart and lungs. Use local honey to help provide relief from allergies and build immunity.)

      Apple Cider Vinegar is proving very beneficial to people and animals with arthritis because it breaks down calcium deposits in the joints while re-mineralizing the bones. It has shown to be equally beneficial to dogs with hip dysplasia. ACV is also effective for urinary tract infections, and it lowers high blood pressure. In animals, it is helpful in skin and coat problems and in replacing potassium depletion. (Cranberry juice is also a well-known home remedy for urinary tract infections. It prevents bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract.)

      A new University of California-Davis Medical Center study shows that daily consumption of 12 ounces of apple cider or apple juice can reduce the risk of heart disease. And the benefits don’t stop there. A recent Cornell University study found that the antioxidants in apples also inhibit the growth of certain types of cancer cells.

      ACV has been found to protect arteries from harmful buildup of plaque. Many heart attacks are caused by high amounts of fats and cholesterol in your blood. The fiber in ACV helps to absorb fats and cholesterol by expelling them from the body as waste materials.

      ACV is used to promote the health of veins and capillaries; it is also useful in assisting in the health of the heart. The potassium found in apple cider vinegar is also beneficial to the heart.

      The dietary fiber in ACV is beneficial in controlling glucose levels in the blood. Minerals like manganese, calcium, magnesium, silicon and iron develop bone mass and make them stronger. It is also a rich source of amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

      ACV boosts the immune system and acts as a natural antiseptic and anti-biotic. Apples contain Vitamin C and flavonoids, which helps with wound healing and in reducing the severity of colds and flu symptoms. Apple cider also has acetic acid, plus ion-futynic lactic and propionic acids. It is the richest source of amino acids known.

      Apple cider cannot cure cancer, but it is valuable to have around to help fight free radicals in the body. Beta-carotene, found in apple cider vinegar, is a powerful antioxidant, which helps to neutralize the free radicals formed in the body through oxidation. To prevent these free radicals, and to keep them in check, we need antioxidants to rid our body of these potentially dangerous compounds. Left alone, free radicals have the run of our bodies; they damage cells, which leads to cellular degeneration. The pectin in apple cider vinegar adds fiber to the diet, which helps prevent cancer, especially colon cancer. Fiber binds with certain cancer-causing compounds in the colon, and speeds up their elimination from the system.

      VITAMINS IN APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:
      . Vitamin C
      . Vitamin E
      . Vitamin A
      . Vitamin B1
      . Vitamin B2
      . Vitamin B6
      . Pro-vitamin beta-carotene
      . Vitamin P

      MINERALS & TRACE ELEMENTS IN APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:
      . Potassium
      . Calcium
      . Magnesium
      . Phosphorous
      . Chlorine
      . Sodium
      . Sulfur (the mineral - not the sulfa, which some people are allergic to)
      . Copper
      . Iron
      . Silicon
      . Fluorine

  38. QUESTION:
    What happens if a yeast infection goes untreated?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have untreated yeast infection, it will only get worse and develop as a systemic yeast infection. I would suggest that you do take care of it.
      It is imperative that you make an appointment with your doctor to be sure what kind of infection you have. While you wait to go to the doctor, you can try some natural remedies for yeast infection cure or candida yeast overgrowth. They are both pretty much the same treatment.
      Below, you will find some very easy ways to naturally heal your body from yeast infection. I encourage you that If you are pregnant or under the age of 18, then you should see a physician first.

      I did some research on holistic and natural remedies that included probiotics and homeopathic for curing infections and found that they work better than the prescribed or over the counter drugs. Not only that, but you will no longer have a recurring yeast infection with natural remedies.
      Here are some steps to take to cure yeast infection naturally:
      1)Drink at least six glasses of water each day. Water helps to remove toxins
      2)Aloe Vera Juice twice per day is very good for detoxifying the body from all infections including vaginal yeast infection because it strengthens the immune system.
      3)Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with water and drink it. This kills all the bad bacteria in the body and you can even lose weight in the process. Don’t do this more than 1 to 3 times per week.
      4)Eat yogurt on a daily basis. It contains the good kind of bacteria, Lactobacillus Acidolhylus , that is found in the body.
      5)Take acidophilus or bifidus pills each day. This helps to encourage the good bacteria in the body. Make sure you keep these pills stored in a refrigerator for freshness.

      Here are a few Excellent Sources below that you should definitely check out to get more great tips on how to cure your yeast infection naturally. Good luck!

  39. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of illness psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      The reason you have eczema or psoriasis is most likely an adrenal gland and fat metabolism problem. All the cremes, drugs, and other so called modern day medicine cures are ridiculous and doctors need to go back to school or better yet, change where they went to school. The drug companies that fund these schools prey on the ignorance and end up making a lot of money on this problem. You can get rid of it and it only takes a few months.

      If you are not getting good sleep at night ( 1 - 2 REM sleep periods ), this will not allow your adrenal glands to recharge properly and cause them to not work properly.

      You need to eliminate ALL hydrogenated oils and especially genetically modified oils like Canola & Soybean. These are all being genetically altered and wreak havoc with your bodies immune system and fat digestion. Don’t be like a lot of uninformed Americans that eat these “vegetable” oils that are creating huge digestive problems.

      Your liver and gall bladder need to be taken care of because if they are not working properly, you will not digest your fats correctly and this will cause the problem. Drugs like the Prednisone will damage your liver and the Magnesium Stearate they put in the tablets will suppress your immune system.

      If you are a woman (you didn't say), and had an episiotomy when you gave child birth, this could play a big role in this problem because the scar from the episiotomy will reflex to your adrenal glands and reduce the energy to a point where they won't work properly and cause this problem.

      To correct the Eczema problem, if it were me, I would do the following and expect results very quickly.

      Stop all medications, but make sure the steroids you have taken or are taking is slowly eliminated if you are taking these. Once you have stopped them, you are going to have to deal with lots of other digestive issues they have messed up.

      Buy some "pink sea-salt." This is salt that contains minerals and other ingredients that will help your problem. Take at least 1/2 teaspoon of this per day.

      The drugs killed your intestinal flora and you have Candida Albicans (yeast problem) that you are now going to have to deal with. This has stopped your body from producing “B” vitamins naturally. If you are itching, getting styes, ringworm, etc. this is most likely a good reason for this. It's not enough to take B vitamin pills to fix this, it won't, especially if you get the “B” Vitamins in a tablet from from drug stores or health food stores. You need to eat lots of fermented foods, like keifer, sauerkraut, miso (a good brand is Yamabuki), yogurt, etc.

      I stongly suggest you go to this web site: www.healthline.cc (not .com) and order the "Max Stress B" product. I would take 1/4 teaspoon day one, and then increase it daily up to 2 teaspoons after one week. This is a very potent form of “B” Vitamin source that contains the "end chain" B's and is highly assimilated by the body. This will stop any itching you may have also within a couple days.

      I would also purchase from the same company a product called Adrenal Complex. I would take 9 of these at breakfast each day. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need these herbs to go to work on your deficiencies.

      If you follow this routine, you should be over the Ecxema problem within about 2 months and it should not return.

      I would also change my diet to heavy omega 3 fatty acid foods such as WILD fish (not farm raised), Beef from grass fed cows (very high in omega 3 fatty acids), unlike the high omega 6 fatty acid garbage sold in commercial grocery stores, flax seed products. Eliminate sugars, especially sodas (even diet sodas), white flour breads. This feeds the Candida.

      I would also purchase from that company the Betaine HCL and activator, as well as the digestive enzyme and take 2 to 3 Betaine HCL and 1 to 2 activators and take after each meal, and one digestive enzyme with each meal. I would also purchase the probiotic and take one in the morning and one at night. I would take it with keifer milk. You can take this even if you are lactose intolerant.

      All this will change your life and you should not ever have to deal with that Eczema again. It really works. Then when you are cured, tell your doctor and educate him on how the body works. I hope he appreciates the advice.

      good luck to you

  40. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of ways to cure urinary tract infection, without drugs?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, the only way to "cure" urinary infection is without Drugs, if we mean by Drugs, antibiotic. This is because, though the antibiotics may temporarily clear up the infection, they actually breed super resistant strains, and more saliently, DESTROY the body's microflora which exist as the first line of defense against such infections. The good bacteria, for instance, known as lactobacillus plantarum, naturally protects your urinary tract, producing hydrogen peroxide which destroy the anaerobic bacteria that cause infection.
      When we take antibiotics, we kill both the offending bacteria and our natural friendly bacteria (which we are only given one opportunity to acquire: at birth).

      I would take Juniper extract if you are looking for a bactericidal agent that is safe, won't kill the good bacteria, and has been shown effective against antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. I would also take a good mix of bacteria by a company called Mega Food...its called Mega Flora, and will go a long way to undo the damage done by antibiotics.

      Keep in mind too, that you may not have a bacteria caused urinary infection. You could have the overgrowth of candida albicans, which naturally occurs in your body, but gets out of control because of antibiotics, or antibiotic chemicals, e.g. chlorine in tap water, or sodium flouride in toothpaste. This yeast can by changing the ph of your urinary tract, inviting the bad bacteria to take up residency. In that cause it would be a good idea to take grapefruit seed extract, as well, or, try a broad spectrum herb like oregano oil which kills all kinds of bad guys: bacteria, yeast, viruses, etc.

      Drinking cranberry won't help, if its Ocean Spray. Better to take d-mannose capsules (an extract of cranberry), or Knudsen't "just cranberry," which is sugar free.

  41. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to still get acne at the age of 20?
    I'm a guy who's almost 21 years old, I have oily face (genetically inherited) but i'm just wondering if it's normal to still get breakouts at this age. Don't acne only occur to teenagers? i'm really depressed cause they left horrible red scars and it's really killing my self esteem

    • ANSWER:
      yeah some people get it in their 20s...
      Good facial washes: ProActive or Aveeno (moisturize your skin, even if you have a naturally oily face - not moisturizing will just make your body to have to produce that unnecessary oil on the face, leaving you with a oily face.) but just wash your face and moisturize it once a day - best to do it right before you sleep.

      DRINK ALOT OF WATER!!! --you won't get nice skin without drinking plenty of water!

      but what you eat actually effects your skin more than any cosmetics or medication!! you might have Candida (google it), which is the usual reason why people in their 20's still have acne. eat alkalizing foods (if you don't know what foods are alkalizing, look it up!!). eat alot of vegetables. veggies (steamed, cooked in hot water, or eaten raw) are the best foods to cure acne. NEVER eat junkfood or refined sugar/desserts!! i've heard that Chris Gibson's book "acne in 3 days" is actually really good - i personally know people who have done it and every single one of them benefited!! also, first thing in the morning, you should drink water with freshly squeezed lemon in it - lemons are very alkalizing and good for your digestive system!

      here is a youtube channel with more info about acne:
      http://www.youtube.com/user/highonhealth?feature=chclk

  42. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection lead to HPV?
    if a yeast infection is left untreated can it lead to hpv?

    • ANSWER:
      No, HPV and yeast infections are two different organisms. HPV is a virus, and a yeast infection is cause by the overgrowth of Candida Albicans yeast...which is a fungus. Yeast is found naturally in the gut, and kept in relative balance by the friendly bacteria found there and other areas of the body...such as the vagina.

      Yeast infections develop when this balance is thrown off, it overgrows and leeches into the bloodstream and spreads throughout the body. This is just a basic description of yeast infections, you can get more details here....

      http://findinfoworld.com/blog/2010/01/03/yeast-infection-natural-cures-are-better-for-preventing-a-genital-yeast-infection/

  43. QUESTION:
    What is an at home remedy for candida?

    • ANSWER:
      Grapefruit seed extract (GSE), garlic, wild mountain oregano oil- these are all EXCELLENT natural anti fungal remedies. Also- follow a no sugar, low carb diet that is rich in vegetables, protein, and don't forget to eat lots of yogurt without sugar. Substitute all sugar intake with STEVIA (all natural and 300X sweeter than sugar). Read "The Yeast Connection and the Woman" by Dr. William Crook, for additional anti-fungal remedies and insight to cure yourself naturally.

  44. QUESTION:
    What will help my acne?
    I just turned 14, and with that my acne has seemed to gotten worst. A few months I just had a little pimple here and there, but know I have blackheads on my nose, two yellow headed pimples on my forehead. A zit right between my eyebrows, and a small red mark on my chin. They drive me insane!
    I can't really afford anything that costs a lot, so home remedies would be better but, it doesn't really matter.

    Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Since the skin is the largest organ on the body and it assists other major organs eliminating waste, one of the best acne treatments for some people can simply be the choice of foods they eat. If you are unhealthy inside it will be reflected on your skin.

      I learned the hard way that alcohol should not be used as a home remedy for acne and with severe acne any processed foods should immediately be replaced with a healthy diet including lots of fruits and vegetables.

      If you've had for many years a diet with regular servings of some of the following: Fried food, animal food (including dairy), sugar, black tea or coffee, white flour, microwaved food, hydrogenated fats and drugs such as alcohol or aspirin then you more than likely have mucoid plaque in your body.

      All sorts of nasty bacteria use these pockets of old feces as a breeding ground. One of these bugs, called Candida eats sugars that it gets from your food and in return gives off really nasty chemicals that can cause all sorts of allergic reactions and skin conditions.

      Using diet as an natural acne treatment was not as bad as I had thought it would be. There are so many foods that act naturally as a home remedy for acne and are often the best acne treatments. In addition you can use Revitol - powerful and what's important working solution. Here is a good source I used: http://acne.fat-master.com

      And remember the beginning of a real cure starts from within.

  45. QUESTION:
    Why cant I get wet anymore during sex?
    1. I had a yeast infection last month and got medicine for it and then I was cured but my normal wetness has not come back completely
    2. When I have sex most times I have to think of a woman's body to get a little wet and can't seem to get wet just by thinking of my fiancées body
    3. I am under a lot of stress...work..school ..bills etc
    ..idk if all these relate please help me

    • ANSWER:
      To find a good answer for this question, we need to first look at a couple of things.
      Why do women even get wet in the first place?

      When a woman's vagina is lubricated it's the result of a hormonal reaction. This reaction is necessary for providing a painless entry during intercourse, and also provides easy access for the sperm to travel smoothly to the egg.
      Now that that's out of the way...

      For many years Candida suffers have reported that their symptoms will worsen during periods of stress. Women typically will report having more vaginal yeast infections during stressful times. Candida suffers notice that skin problems, digestive problems, allergies, ear, nose and throat problems, chemical sensitivities, fatigue, itching, and loss of memory and poor cognitive function and white coating of the tongue all worsen during times of stress.

      Candida, (Yeast infection), Can cause a HUGE imbalance in your hormones. Your stress levels also effect them greatly in regards to becoming naturally lubricated. I wouldn't worry this has commonly been found in different cases across the country.
      Allow yourself a few weeks for your body to recover from the infection and your hormones to become balanced. Also, try to find a hobby to help with stress relief. Yoga, walking, what ever it may be. If your problem still persists, see your physician for further treatment.

  46. QUESTION:
    I'm pretty sure that I might have a yeast infection. What can I do naturally to get rid of it?
    For may be a week now, I had discharge that kind of looks like cottage cheese. I