View Full Version : I need the low down on candida
09-24-2008, 04:22 PM
huh. I have so many of he syptoms, as do the twins-who were fed antibiotics continously for their first 3 months, and 2-5+ times a year for their first 8 years.
I bought some GSE-but I was wondering if someone could elaborate on what it is like to go thru the dying off period? Like, is it something I can just give to them and send them off to school for the day, or should I wait and give it over a vacation week?
and does anyone have a reliable source for info re: dosing (esp helpful if you know one re: children....)
i would suggest reading [I]The Body Ecology Diet[I] by Donna Gates- highly, highly recommend this reading for anyone with internal imbalance issues.
09-25-2008, 02:35 AM
If you are here on this website then there is a good chance that you and your family don't take medications from the pharmacy but just in case you do, you need to know that GSE or any grapefruit product can be deadly when combined with certain medications.
I don't know much about GSE because of the deadly combination. I happen to take something to help me sleep at night and it is one of the medications that can not be mixed with it so I haven't tried it and pretty much haven't done any research on it. I do know that there are literally hundreds of medications that can not be mixed with it so please check on this first if your babies are on medications.
I have had problems with yeast or candida all of my life and it's a nasty thing to try to clear up on your own. Most of the over the counter medications cure only one type of candida but there are several different types and it's hard to tell which one you or the babies might have.
I posted on here not too long ago about having troubles with yeast and I was at my wits end with it. I was told to get oil of oregano. I did get the oil but have yet to use it, I'm kind of lazy lol. I had also seen the doctor who gave me an antifungal pill and vaginal cream but it's been a month and I haven't gone to fill the script yet. I was going to but then hurricane Ike came through and ruined everything and now I'm on my cycle again and I can't take the meds until I'm off of my cycle for at least a week (that's when the yeast spikes). Anyway, I seem to be getting better and my diet actually got ALOT worse since the hurricane because I couldn't get raw food for a few days and I've been living on canned crap for 2 weeks. I'm just now getting back into the raw food diet again. I seemed to have more problems with yeast when I was eating lots of fruits, even when I was 100% raw. I don't really know what I have done to make things better but for the last month my symptoms have seemed less troublesome than before.
I'm waiting it out to see if the symptoms come back and if they do then I'll get the meds but until then, I don't think that I need them. My point anyway is that I don't really know how much the diet has to do with it because when my diet got worse, my symptoms got better. I would suggest limiting the fruits and stay away from sugars and sweeteners. Keep all areas DRY. Perhaps change one thing at a time and see what happens. The oil of oregano from what I've read seems like it will work wonders but will be very hard to give to a child and be careful with the GSE.
I hope at least something in this gibberish made sense lol.
09-25-2008, 09:44 AM
I found a website-www.thecandidadiet.com Pretty interesting. I use garlic. It makes you stink though. It's an antifungal. I don't eat fruits. The fruits ferment in the colon and causes the yeast to grow. Oil of oregano is good. Use just regular oregano leaves and make a tea from it. I have also started taking a good probiotic to put the good flora back into my colon. The symptoms of candida can mimic anything. It's one of those things that you know something is wrong but everything shows your normal. AAGGH!
09-25-2008, 05:00 PM
I read somewhere that the regular oregano will not do anything for you and that it's actually the wild crafted oregano that you have to use. Once again, I'm not an expert... it's just what I read. You can get odorless garlic capsules and some probiotic or acidophilus pearls as well.
When you take this stuff, you'll want to take the garlic and acidophilus separate from the oregano oil though. The oregano will knock out the good stuff from the other supplements.
I can also recommend the book that I read on candida and it's called "The Yeast Connection" and you can find that book at almost any bookstore. You can also find their website by typing in "the yeast connection" into yahoo.
I might also add that the last thing I ever suspected to be causing my yeast infection was personal lubricant. If you are are having problems yourself then you might want to change any lubricant that you are using. I switched to "Firefly Organics" and you can find that by searching "firefly organics" in yahoo or going to www.fireflyorganics.com it's not cheap but it is good.
09-26-2008, 05:56 AM
Hi, i did a test this morning to see if i had candida, the spit in the glass one:p
and i do, just as i thought.
How long does it normally take to get rid of candida, i've read on some sites that it can take well over 3 years :(
09-26-2008, 11:38 AM
If you're not opposed to doing an herb based cleanse instead of just diet changes, you can try something like www.humaworm.com to get rid of it. I just checked the parasite listing there and yeasts like and including Candida are listed. It's a 30 day "program". May not get rid of every bit, but maybe most of it? I can't give you any personal experience yet though I did just start one of these today. I don't know if I have candida but I'm pretty sure I have some other "fun" "pets" due to previous eating habits. :eek: Oh and just re-read the original post, they have a version that is safe for children as well.
09-26-2008, 03:33 PM
i have systemic candida and iv been doing some research on it, i think this website may be of use to alot of you, everything i have read upto now is about elliminating foods and taking prebiotics, this natural doctor talks about why this is pointless because most the time as soon as people reintroduce foods the candida flares up again thus meaning that it has just been masked or supressed not eliminated. i have not tried his methods yet, but i may give it ago, as i have read on alot of forums people who have had candida for 3- 20years and not managed to get rid of it and had to cut all sugars and yeasts out of their diets RAW AND COOKED...i mean this cannot be healthy can it? i mean i think it may work for some people the diets maybe, not not if you have systemic?
the website is www.healthyinformation.com and it is under candida on the main page, there is also a link at the side under 'about' that has more info.
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