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This is a basic candida protocol. Use at your own risk. Thank you.
What is Candida?
I have a few "go to" sites that, over the years, have earned my respect for decent information (and not just a rehashing of Wikipedia).
For candida, I like this MindBodyGreen article. While it's very thorough, I have a couple of reservations (the same ones I have for most articles on candida).
First, the spit test is so unreliable, it's not worth the trouble. And he's right: a stool test is best for determining fungus overgrowth, if you need to know for sure.
The other reservation is that, while certain foods (mainly high carb and sugar) can CONTRIBUTE to a case of candida already in existence, those foods are not the CAUSE.
The CAUSE is gut dysbiosis (leaky, out-of-balance gut) which set up the environment for yeast to proliferate. The point here is that changing your diet will NOT get rid of candida without other interventions! You gotta change your diet, no question, but in conjunction with other interventions.
You must heal the gut. Must. No way 'round it.
So let's address the elephant in the room: diet.
But Candida didn't show on my test!
Candida can overgrow so many different places so you need to look for other signs, like a coating on your tongue. That could suggest it's in the oral cavity. Some people can actually have it overgrowing in the stomach or small intestine, sometimes it's on your skin, your toenail, fingernail. When it's showing up on a stool test, it's reflecting more of the large intestine.
We do suspect yeast overgrowth with H pylori even if it's not showing up on the test. If there's yeast with HP, it's probably concentrated some place else other than the colon.
Diet while on Candida Protocol
Paleo-Atkins-Keto, baby! Candida feeds on sugar so you want to eliminate that TOTALLY during the protocol so that your diet isn't working at odds with your supplements!
FAQ: All carbs turn to sugar in your body. All of them, even broccoli. We want to avoid that as much as humanly possible while on the protocol.
AVOID grains (like totally avoid), potatoes, sweet veggies (carrots, onions), sweet fruits (oranges, apples, tomatoes), dairy, artificial sweeteners and honey, sugar, agave.
INCLUDE meats, eggs, non-starchy veggies, low-glycemic fruits (berries), healthy fats (avocado, coconut oil), stevia or xylitol for sweetener.
This is NOT a high fat or high protein diet! It is low carb or VLC (Very Low Carb). You end up eating more fats and protein but that is not the goal. The goal is VLC to eliminate sugar.
If you don't have a gall bladder, you'll want to take a good oxbile supplement like this one. If you do have a gall bladder and are not used to eating a high protein/fat diet, you might want to add the oxbile as well, or at least a good digestive enzyme.
4 Supplement Candida Protocol
Biocidin is a powerful anti-bacterial/fungal. It's effective at killing bacteria (Clostridium, pseudomonas, Klebsiella, etc) and candida.
I use and recommend the liquid, you can read up on it here. Titrate* up to no more than 3 pumps 2x/day, rotate 4 days on, 3 days off. Start with 1 pump in am for 3 days. Add one pump/day after that until you are up to 3 drops 2x/day.
Email or text me, my contact info is at the top of every page. I can order and drop ship to you for a $10 discount. Do NOT buy from Amazon. There are no authorized Bio-Botanical sellers on Amazon.
MegaMycoBalance is very targeted for yeast. It is formulated with undecylenic acid and bee propolis to support healthy yeast and fungal balance in the body. Undecylenic acid is an organic fatty acid derived from castor bean oil that supports a healthy balance of yeast in the gut.
Pathogenic and opportunistic yeasts, like Candida albicans, spread quickly through the intestines by creating tiny roots, or hyphae, that can become deeply embedded in the intestinal wall. This embedment of hyphae makes it very difficult to control yeast overgrowth in the body. MegaMycoBalance can help support a healthy yeast balance in the gut by targeting these roots.
Titrate very slowly: start with 1 cap in the am. In 5 days, add one in pm. Take it up a cap every 5 days. The goal is 5 caps per day: 3 in am, 2 in pm. This is sufficient for most cases.
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AWESOME therapeutic probiotic!!! MegaSporeBiotic™ is a 100% spore-based, broad-spectrum probiotic clinically shown to maintain healthy gut barrier function. This unique all-spore formula effectively RECONDITIONS the gut by promoting microbial diversity and maintaining key health-promoting, commensal gut bacteria. MegaSporeBiotic™ boasts a 5-year shelf-life, does not require refrigeration, and maintains efficacy during antibiotic therapy.
Start with 1/day for 5 days, then go up to 2/day. Continue throughout the protocol.
Not legally sold on Amazon. Order details here (same as MegaMycoBalance).
This is an excellent probiotic for everyday use. Or go to an old favorite and come back to this when needed. I take Digestion Plus every day and add in Megaspore when I feel something coming on or need a boost. There is some idea out there that you need to switch up your probiotic every couple of months. There is no scientific basis for this idea, but it won't hurt as long as the probiotic you are rotating in is a QUALITY product. There are some supplements I buy cheap, but I buy the best probiotic I can find!
Yeast can create pretty bad die off so that’s why you want a binder. AC helps "mop up" the toxins and residue left from killing the fungus, and gets it all out of your body (via poop). It will also help mitigate any detox reaction (see below about titration). AC is what poison control centers use to mop up ingested poisons! Good stuff and very safe.
Because it's such an efficient binder, take 1-2 caps of AC at least 30 minutes away from all food, supplements, meds. You may experience heavy detox reactions like headache, rash, sinus or flu-like symptoms... or you may feel nothing or something in between. Detox reactions are totally individual!
MORE on Activated Charcoal:
don't take everyday for long periods: livestrong.com/article/491915-what-are-the-health-benefits-of-activated-charcoal-for-humans/
does not appear to absorb (adsorb) good bacteria draxe.com/activated-charcoal-uses/
although I wouldn't, dave asprey takes it daily... he's a pretty smart guy so...? blog.bulletproof.com/the-strangest-way-to-detox/
cannot overdose and can only take too LITTLE which will have no effect at all charcoalremedies.com/faq
This is sold on Amazon and this is the brand I use.
How To: the Candida Protocol
Once you are fully titrated, stay on the complete protocol for 4 weeks, then see how symptoms present.
Drink plenty of water. That means till your pee is clear.
If you are still having symptoms after the first round, rotate on for 4-6 weeks, then off for 3 weeks. Repeat till no more symptoms.
In a healing protocol, we use the word "titrate" to mean "work your way up in dose". So if the goal dose is 3 sprays a day, you start with 1 spray a day and "work your way up" to 3.
Titration speed is based TOTALLY on your reaction to the substance. Some people can get flu-like symptoms, headaches, etc. as a "detox reaction" and this is usually an indication that you increased the dose too quickly. So drop back in dose and go a bit more slowly when increasing. You want to titrate up at a speed that works for YOU. Slower is always better!!! A bad detox reaction can set you back weeks, so you really want to avoid that!
There you go! If you want guidance and support, work with me. I'm affordable, efficient and fun! In any event, please report back to the mother ship (me) and let me know how this worked for you. My email and phone number are at the top of every page.