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5.1.) Anti Fungal Preparations
Once overrun with candida, the body needs a lot of help to
overthrow it. At this point good nutrition, in and of itself, may
not be enough. Although medicine can not heal the body, it can give
the body some relief so that it may heal itself. What kind of
medicines? Nystatin is said to be the prescription drug of choice
amongst conventional doctors, but there are other, better,
CHEAPER(!) anti-fungal medicines.
No matter how you kill off your gremlins, you MUST re-establish
your internal ecology somehow, usually with cultures mentioned
elsewhere. if you merely kill off one of the gremlins, creating a
vacant niche in your intestinal ecology, something else will take it
over, something which you probably won't like.
Not all of these medicines and herbs will produce the same
results for you, as you may have different species of Candida,
different fungi, bacteria, or other parasites. Candida seems to
prefer people weakened by something else. You have to try them to
see which ones are best for you. You may even find that you need
several, as I did, and that their effects change with time as the
mix of bacteria inside you changes.
5.1.1.) Allergies to Anti-fungals
There are two problems with the anti-fungals - Allergies and
die-off reactions. Sometimes they are hard to tell apart.
If you eat the same plant, or even members of the same plant
family, every day for some time, you may develop an allergy. Whether
it will take days, weeks, or years to develop, is hard to say.
You can avoid allergy development by rotating your PLANT based
anti-fungals on a four to seven day schedule. I didn't, and ended
up allergic to olive oil, citrus, and milk products. (Not to
garlic, though, despite three years of eating several garlic cloves
with each meal.) Of course, when you are in a crisis state... But
start rotating them as soon as you can, don't repeat my mistake.
Oh yes, after avoiding the things you are allergic to for a few
months, you may be able to start using them again in a rotation.
5.1.2.) Allergy or Die-Off Reaction?
When candida cells die, they suddenly release all of their
poisons at once, making you feel far worse for a short time. That
is called a Herxhiemer, or die off reaction. You can usually tell a
die-off reaction from an allergy, since a die-off:
1.) leaves you feeling better than before it hit you,
2.) does not hit you worse if you take more of the stuff after
you begin feeling better.
Don't give up, either of these means it's working!
5.2.) Anti-Fungal Medicines
Here's my list and my opinions; but please note that my
opinions are biased on how much room there was for improvement.
When I was almost well, there was no room for dramatic improvements
as there were when I was sick enough to fall down several times a
5.3.) A Short List
Aloe Vera Juice Good tasting
Calcium Magnesium Butyrate Helps some, not for all
+- Campycidin Potent against Campylobacter P.
++++ Capricin Strong - Helped me very much
++++ Amphotericin B Highly effective, but hard to get
++++ Garlic The best and the cheapest
+++ Ginger Root Great for the ears!
++++ Oregano Oil internal. Stinks!
Hydrogen Peroxide Some say it works
??++ Jalapenos A mouthful from Hell!
Linseed / Flax Oil An old standby
Micro-Flora More than a culture
Milk of Bismuth, USP Combats Camphylobacter Pylorii
+ Nystatin An expensive prescription
+ Olive Oil Mild, good with food and on the skin
++ Paracan Dramatic results for some
++++ Para-Quing Effective!
++++ ParaMycocidin Very Potent!
++ Pau D'arco Tea Good
++++ Rutabagas A life saver! And a good food
+++ Red Cabbage Wonderful stuff!
++ Salt + Acidophilus Cheap and strong
+ Tea Tree Oil A new product from Australia
Electrostatics For Electrical Engineers ONLY!!!
Note, some of these are available via mail-order through Doc C's Nutrition
Store. The order form lists brands which have been found to be less
problematic for MCS/Candida patients, and tend to be more effective than
many of the other brands. You may find it worth while to look at the
brands listed even if you purchase locally.
5.4.) Perscription & Synthetic Antifungals
Nystatin is a broad spectrum anti-fungal most often prescribed.
It appears to be effective to a degree, and usually produces a
horrendous herxhiemer reaction which may run for weeks, especially
if you are not on a soup diet at the time. (See "The Yeast Syndrome"
for details.) Nystatin is expensive, and has a terrible taste!
I have been taking Nystatin for several years and am just
beginning to be able to discontinue it. Others say the same thing.
Some of the doctors try to avoid it for that reason. Recent
literature suggests that prolonged use of Nystatin may help Candida
Tropicalis replace Candida Albecans, and Tropicalis is very
resistant to treatment. There are other, less expensive medicines,
and that should consider before going on Nystatin.
One fellow I know use to take a tiny amount of Nystatin every
time he took vitamin C, maybe ten or twenty times a day. Because he
caught it in time, it only took him six weeks to shake off his
Candida. Some even report Candida clearing in a few days. But
these smart folks didn't wait till as long as I did for treatment.
5.4.2.) Fungizone / Amphotericin B
One of the most effective anti-fungals is Amphotericin B,
praised in Crook's "The Yeast Connection". I'm not so sure it's
cheaper, but I agree that it's effective. When I take three
capsules a day, I feel very good, my ears, my sense of balance and
critical thinking processes all seem to work quite well. Without it,
these deteriorate slowly, and the next time I take a massive dose of
garlic, I get a herxhiemer reaction centering on the ears and sinus
passages. The slow deterioration of certain kinds of short term
memory and ability to put things in perspective may not be important
to most people, but being single, and my profession requiring that I
remember and relate large quantities of information, I have to be
sharp all the time.
NOTE: THis was years ago.
Fungizone is made by Squibb here in America, but to date, the
only form available here is mixed with tetracycline. We buy ours by
phone and MasterCard from from a pharmacy in Paris, France. This is
quite inconvenient, as we do not speak French! I seem to run out
once a year due to postal strikes, personnel changes, and what have
you in France. I hear rumors a pharmacy in Ontario may also carry
it, but only for regular customers.
Fungizone may be darned inconvenient to get, but for me, it's
essential! Or was, till I found ParaMycocidin.
Nizoral is sometimes recommended for really bad cases,
sometimes given as an IV. At the time, my doctor refused to even
consider its use for the severe kidney and liver damage some
patients of other clinics sometimes suffer. There are often other
treatments with less risk and better results.
5.4.4.) Capricin or Mycopryl (Non-prescription)
Another very good anti-fungal preparation is Capricin, (or
Mycopryl) and it's available over the counter without a
prescription! Capricin saved my life! When I was really sick, I
use to take 6 capsules of Capricin before each meal. For nearly two
years after that I was still eating three Capricin capsules before
each meal, chewing some of the pills up, so that they would get out
into the mouth mucosa. I suspect Capricin is more effective than
nystatin, perhaps less than Fungizone, but I needed both. Other
brands of caprylic acid, like Capristatin, had almost no effect on
Watch out for a strong Herxhiemer's reaction the first few
days. Ten minutes after taking the first two pills, I nearly
fainted, falling out of my chair onto the floor. For the next few
days I would deliberately lay down next to the electric heater just
after taking my Capricin, so as to avoid falling down. But believe
me, it was worth it!
Before starting on Capricin, in March of 1986, my skin was
becoming numb and the loss of speech, seizures and cold collapses
were more and more frequent. I knew the end was perhaps a few
months away. Within three days after starting Capricin and Pau
D'arco tea, feeling came back to the skin on my arms and legs; I
felt I might survive. I began increasing the dose till I was taking
six pills with each meal.
Capricin and Pau D`arco might have been enough to cure me, if
it were not for the disaster of the city oiling (tarring) the road
in front of our house in June of 1986. That little episode very
nearly cost me my life and caused neurological damage that took
nearly three years to recover from. (Had I been on anti-seizure
medication, I would not have felt I was in danger, and would not
have tried to avoid further injury by tripling up on the charcoal
Capricin is available by mail from Devine Tree in San
Francisco, 415-661-4222, from Ben Smith Pharmacy in New Haven,
Connecticut, 203-389-2666, at Country Sun in Palo Alto, and many
other health food stores and some pharmacies. Capricin is made by
ProBioLogic. Mycopryl, by T. E. Meesby, is the same material as
WITHOUT the food grade wax that is in Capricin.
(By the way, I spoke to Dr. Neesby, he's quite a genius! He's
uncovered the anti-fungals in blue food, but doesn't think there's
enough of a market for them. I suppose if we all write to him at
Pro-Biologic in Fresno, California, we might convince him.)
T. E. Neesby also developed a calcium magnesium butyrate
product which seemed to help reverse some of my food allergies. They
say it "toughens up the gut". This was briefly on my physician's
recommended list, however, some of his patients apparently had bad
reactions to this. I didn't, because I mixed it with Capricin.
It helped me, but I had to discontinue it due to financial
pressures. Later on, when I could afford it, I didn't need it
Calcium Magnesium butyrate tastes like what I crave in
mozzarella or provilone cheese. Taken out of the capsules, it has a
wicked odor, ten times worse than the worst limburger cheese!!!
Being allergic to the gelatin in capsules, I use to stand in the
bathroom with the fan running, empty the butyrate capsules into my
mouth, wrap the empty capsules in toilet tissue and flushing them
down the toilet IMMEDIATELY! My gelatin allergy subsided in time,
probably because of this stuff.
Recently, a product combining Capricin and the butyrates has
become available, and bad reactions are said to be fewer with this
product. It's cheaper than being sick.
The new product is called Butyrex, by T. E. Neesby.
5.5.) Anti-Fungal Herbs
Garlic is praised in "The Yeast Syndrome" and other books as
one of the strongest anti-fungals available, rivaling Nystatin and
the like. It's also CHEAP! The use of garlic goes back to before
the time of the pyramids.
The easiest and most effective way to take garlic is what we
call the "Cathcart Pill", and it works wonders! Dr. Cathcart
suggested I swallow a clove or two WHOLE, without chewing, so that
the juices will continue to be released as it passes through the
entire intestinal tract. Watch out for "Herxhiemer's Revenge", that
die off reaction the first time you take it! Mine sometimes comes
as a headache 24 hours later. Even now, if I have not been careful
with my diet, I will get a mild herxhiemer reaction, indicating that
the candida and such are acting up again. Others say it hits them
within hours of the first time they try it. Some have said they
thought they would die, then four to six hours later, felt better
than they ever felt in their lives!
Back when I was very sick, I use to eat raw garlic before
almost every meal, chewing it in Aloe Vera juice or olive oil to
keep that "sharp flavor" down to a tolerable level. Later I would
eat so much garlic every Saturday that my sweat would reek of it.
(It did wonders for my social life.) In my line of work, I
wouldn't dare eat garlic before going to work. And do rotate it, a
few days on and a few days off; you can become allergic to garlic.
Just don't mistake a die off reaction for an allergy; after
completion, the die off reaction leaves you feeling better than you
felt before taking the item in question.
Since garlic seems to trigger some post nasal drip, one might
take it after the nystatin, capricin, fungizone, etc. so as to avoid
spitting out any of these expensive medicines with the drip. And,
sample the different aloe vera juices. They are not all alike. (I
am told the one I used was not the best. Lametco cold processed is
supposed to be far bettern. You will find that not all Aloe Vera
juices agree with you. All of them have Citric Acid, and some
citric acids are made by fermentation... Yeast!)
The aged garlic preparations are interesting, though I hear
they may not be as powerful as raw garlic; nothing is as powerful as
RAW garlic right from the bulb. I also hear one may run more risk of
becoming allergic to garlic if one uses the aged extracts. Some
research presents aged garlic extracts as the best anti-fungal, but,
being funded by the manufacturers of those preparations, they don't
test it against real raw garlic, as they know what the results will be...
One of the other things I did, was to make a soup with half a
pound of garlic and two pounds of onions, boiled 15 minutes. After
this cooled, I would add liquid acidophilus cultures and let it
stand overnight. Cooked garlic is not as effective as raw garlic.
Raw onions, on the other hand, have too much carbohydrates to eat.
I use to eat two servings of this soup on Saturday, and my co-
workers would kid me about my garlic odor the Tuesday after! When I
changed jobs, this contributed to my being fired. Do take care.
Swallowing raw garlic is less odorous. Remember, without your
health, you can't hold down a job, but with it, you can always get
another job. And in time, you won't need to do these radical
One other item: Sweating the garlic juice kills skin fungi. That's important, as skin fungi
are a major source of acetaldehydes and other toxins. See also Yogurt on the skin and Olive
The Rutabaga, also known as the Swedish Turnip, is mentioned in
the Lithuanian National Encyclopedia as being good "for the fungus
that grows in the mouth", the manifestation of candida we call
thrush. This yellowish root can be eaten raw, baked or boiled. It
has a blandish taste, somewhat crunchy in the raw state, somewhat
like potatoes when boiled.
When I was so ill that I was barely able to walk, I ate a bowl
of these. The die-off reaction was quite visceral; for the next six
hours or so, my stomach felt like it was on fire! I felt this
pain moving slowly down my intestines till it crossed over and
passed out through the urine. (Mind you, I really had a BAD
infestation of Candida!) The next morning I felt much stronger! It
So I ate another bowl the next day, and there was only a mild
discomfort for about two hours. Repeating this the third day, there
was no discomfort. The change in energy levels and well being was
impressive, taking me from someone who could barely walk, roughly
0.25 on a scale of 0 - 10, to about a three. That may not seem much
to a person who is healthy, but to me then, it was about 24 times
better than being almost dead! The rutabagas seemed
more effective than garlic! Just what it killed off, I don't know,
but it sure killed off something!
For the next five days, I ate nothing but rutabagas.
Unfortunately, lacking digestive juices and not eating enough
cultures, something else moved in and began creating so much
intestinal gas I was afraid my intestines would rupture from the
pressure! Had I known about overdosing with Bifidus and Acidophilus
cultures, things might have been different. After that, we rotated
rutabaga into my diet every four to seven days with no discomfort
other than mild gas.
Red Cabbage, Horseradish, and Diacon are other good members of
this family, each with its own good effects. Watch out for the red
cabbage, it too can produce a strong die-off reaction!
5.5.3.) Ginger Root
Ginger helped me with a number of problems, especially with my
ears. When I told people that I chew slices of ginger root, they
would look at me funny and tell me I must be mistaken, that ginger
root was too hot to chew. It tasted sweet to me. Use to. Note the
I would chew slices for long periods of time, letting the oils
seep into the circulation through the mouth. This would maximize
exposure to the sinus cavities and the ears. Ginger helped me with
balance problems, ear popping, etc.. Sometimes I would keep a little
ginger in my cheek between my gum and cheeks when I took a nap. It
helped a lot!
Then I began eating oysters and taking a lot of zinc. And one
day, two years after I started eating ginger, an innocent little
ginger slice I chomped down upon erupted into the most incredible
inedible fireball in my mouth. But it came from the same ginger
root I used the day before! Then it dawned on me, people who are
zinc deficient have a poor sense of taste, and oysters are loaded
with zinc! If ginger does not taste like a fireball, maybe you do
not have enough zinc! Either that, or you are not desperate
Even if ginger tastes hot to you, You can make a nice tea with
ginger root, etc. Slice six or more thin slices from a washed root,
and put into a glass teapot. Add Pau D'arco tea or Oolong tea, and
perhaps several sliced cloves of garlic, and add a few drops of Tea
Tree oil just before drinking it. Savor the odor, and eat the
debris. But... Don't do it every day.
5.5.4.) Pau D'arco Tea
This legendary product from Argentina seems to have a strong
effect. Everyone seems to recommend it because it helps.
This is also a great cure for athlete's foot - simply soak your
feet in a thin layer of the tea each day, works in under a week, but
you might see a change with one treatment. Dormant spores take a
while to kill, so keep it up for the full week.
I would stay away from the Brazilian brands as they may come
from dead trees killed with agent orange, or been exposed to the
mercury based gold mining operations revealed by the National
Geographic Society in some of their films. And who knows what kind
of other bark the natives might add to make their bundles heavier,
product standards being "somewhat lax" out in the jungle.
The Fiji Tea brand is good, coming from a plantation in
Argentina that keeps its trees alive. Definitely recommended!
I don't recommend the chewable tablets as one can become
allergic to the binders too easily.
Oragano oil has been shown to be highly effective against Candida. I've tried it
from time to time when I had relapses with good effects. Many health stores carry it now.
It stinks quite badly, so I always kept the bottle in a plastic bag in a larger sealed bottle
in the freezer. It is more effective than garlic; though that's not an excuse for not eating
5.5.5.) Mathake Tea
Another potent tea is made from Mathake. I notice when I drink
several cups a day, I feel very good the next day, especially the
skin on my legs. It seems to have more of an effect than Pau D'arco
tea, but mixing them together seems to produce a much stronger
effect than either taken alone. I wonder what would have happened
if I had found this earlier...
5.5.6.) Olive Oil
Olive oil is not as strong an anti-fungal as garlic or
capricin; but it has its uses. It is reported that olive oil works
by preventing the yeast phase from going mycelial, that is, from
sending out roots into the flesh, whenever conditions get bad for
the candida. [TYS] That may make the candida more susceptible to
other anti-fungals. It is also one way I discourage the hunger-like
pangs candida can occasionaly cause.
Good olive oil is cold pressed and "virgin". I prefer
Sciabica's 100% pure virgin-organic Mission variety olive oil.
Their label use to explain all of this, but when their sales took
off, they came out with an artsy label that says nothing. I bet
they sold more oil because of the explanations on their label than
any other reason!
Eagle brand is said to be ok. Hains is not very good. I would
stay away from most imports. There have been quite a few scandals
involving some of the imported brands of wine, cheese, oils, etc.
If such adulterated foods can make healthy people ill, why risk it?
Yes, olive oil is a seed oil. Well, there are exceptions to
the rules of non-seed vegetables. Daniel Herman, who told me about
non-seed vegetables, suggested I try up to six ounces per day. That
seems like too much to me, and I would think that if I took it each
day, I might become allergic to it in the same way I became allergic
to linseed oil, another anti-candidal therapy favorite.
Olive oil helps in several ways: it has some anti-fungal
properties, reducing the number of mycelial holes in the gut,
thereby reducing the quantity of undigested food proteins reaching
the bloodstream; it coats the stomach prolonging digestion and
smoothing the blood sugar peak following meals. With a smoother
blood sugar curve, and less protein to mop up, the immune system
calms down and functions better. As does the brain. And the body
will begin to heal.
But, like any anti-candidal food, a herxhiemer's reaction is
possible the first few times one tries it.
I find Olive oil a good chaser an hour or so after meals, and I
usually take 1/8th of a teaspoon of NIACIN with it. Niacin has
been recommended in cases of candida, hardening of the arteries,
elevated cholesterol, etc. The oil slows its absorption, lessening
the flushing. Olive oil is also good to take at night, and can
serve as another source of fuel.
Since part of my problem was in the lungs and nasal passages, I
would occasionaly taken a mouth full of olive oil, and let air
bubble through while inhaling slowly through my mouth. I have also
oiled my nostrils with it on occasion to help get vapors up into my
sinus cavities and nasal passages. I think these bizarre acts may
have helped me a little when I was really sick.
For a while, I even washed my ears with a mixture of olive oil,
garlic, nystatin, and fungizone. It may have been slightly more
effective than the hydrogen peroxide based mixtures, but it stank!
Well, I was desperate! As soon as I became less desperate, I
switched to distilled water, then hydrogen peroxide. The reek of
olive oil and garlic was one of the reasons I was kicked out of the
health care place I was staying at the time. That and my intestinal
gas. More on that humorous little episode under Digestive Enzymes.
Since I wrote this years ago, I've also used olive oil on my feet and hands to cure fungus
In one case I had a bad fungus in the nail of my thumb, making it delaminate into several
layers. olive oil on it twice a day for a week cured that.
I've also started putting olive oil on the skin. This is described in the Bible. People
who do not bathe daily end up with skin fungi slowly producing acetaldehyde, mildly poisoning
them. Olive oil kills those fungi. See also Yogurt on the skin.
5.5.7.) Linseed and Flax Oils
Linseed oil, cod liver oil, and many other oils have been
recommended for environmental illness and candida. However, many of
these may suppress the good bacteria in the gut, and can be allergy
forming. This is especially true if the oil has become oxidized. I
became allergic to several brands of Linseed oil in a very short
time. Another sufferer is quite allergic to olive oil. This does
not necessarily meant that others will also become allergic, or that
these oils are bad, only that one may find it desirable to rotate
One should also take care to make sure that the oils are fresh,
cold pressed, virgin oils. Note that cod liver oil turns rancid
very rapidly, causing it to taste bitter and foul, the way everyone
expects it to taste. It's not supposed to taste that way!
Recently I found cold pressed flax seed oil, packed in nitrogen
gas to prevent oxidation. (It's ok, nitrogen is the inert gas that
makes up 78% of the atmosphere. It isn't poisonous unless it is
burned to form nitrous oxides, or unless you are under sixty feet of
water, where the pressure causes nitrogen narcosis.) Linseed and
Flax are the same plant, but I am not allergic to this flax oil,
probably because the other "cold pressed" linseed oils were rancid
5.5.8.) Tea Tree Oil
Recently I have tried Tea Tree oil. My father puts seven drops
in a shot glass of olive oil, then downs that before some of his
meals. (He really shouldn't take olive oil at the start of his
meals, as olive oil reduces absorption. Take olive oil after meals.)
I drip a little Tea Tree oil into my hot Pau D'arco tea, then sniff
the vapors and slurp it as the tea cools. The strong turpentine
like odor is quite effective in clearing the sinuses. One does tend
to reek of it a bit after taking it. If I am rushed, I may I pop a
few drops into a mouth FULL of water, or into my vitamin C drink.
I also used a mixture of olive oil, nystatin, and Tea Tree oil
in my ears every once in a while. Undiluted Tea Tree oil is a bit
too strong an irritant to put in the ears. It also reacts with
hydrogen peroxide, making the mix VERY HOT.
Some people claim to have been cured by this oil alone or in
conjunction with Pau D'arco tea.
5.5.9.) Paracan 144
Another new product is PARACAN 144 by Biophase Systems
International, 314 West 1st ave, Roselle, New Jersy 07203.
The method is to start with one drop in water and build up to 6
drowp twice daily. Since this is an oily substance which may stick
to an remain on the glass, it needs to be stirred or shaken till it
is foamy before taking. (I fill my mouth with water and drip 6
drops in, swish it about my teeth, then swallow it. It may taste
bad, but it tastes a lot better than Nystatin!) Treatment may take
Paracan is made from grapefruit seed oil. It stands to reason
that citrus fruits, being likely to turn moldy when left on the
ground, would have some extra strong anti-fungals to protect the
seeds themselves. We hear that many people improve dramatically on
Paracan. I am using paracan, and it seems to help; but since I am
almost ok, it does not make as dramatic a difference to me as some
of the things I took when I was almost dead.
In 1988, Dr. Leo Galland claimed to have treated several
hundred patients with PARACAN-144 and Artemisia annua, (Para-Quing,
below,) with a failure rate of under 10%. He emphasizes that the
Artemisia must be Artemisia ANNUA.
But he did not say what he consider a success or a failure. One
doctor's success is another doctor's failure. If the patient does
not come back, most doctors consider that a success. With Candida,
the usual reason the patient did not come back is that the treatment
didn't work and the patient switched doctors. Unfortunately, that
makes the doctor think his is the best treatment. If you give up
on a doctor, at least call to tell him to read "The Yeast Syndrome"
and "The Yeast Connection", if enough of his patients do, he might.
Like Paracan, ParaMycocidin is an extract of citrus seeds. It
is made by Allergy Research Group, recommended dose is 1 - 4
capsules per day for the capsules, or 1 - 2 drops once or twice a
day for the liquid. (I and others report that the liquid is MUCH
more effective than the capsule.)
More recently, being on citrus seed extracts when a pipe burst
in my apartment and spread mold into my bedroom, I have become
allergic to all citrus products. Why? My body mistook them for
part of the mold it was trying to fight off, and formed antibodies
to it as well. That is a common reaction.
A new product to be used with Paracan, is Para-Quing, by
Allergy Research Group. (Also sold as ParaQing by NutriCOlogy.)
Dosage is 1 to two capsules after meals. I am up to four. Dr. Leo
Galand claims very good results against Giardia Lambla, which he
finds very common among candida patients. The speculation is that
the Giardia often presides the Candia. Giardia and other protozoa,
by the way, are seldom found in stool cultures, for they live in the
mucosa. It may take six months of treatment to cure; but some of
us need to take it much longer. Could it be that we are allergic to
the Candida itself? That any Candida causes symptoms in those of us
who are? I don't know.
By the time this became available, I was almost well, hadn't
had any seizures for quite some time. Within an hour of taking
this, I had a severe reaction - my right side went rigid in a
herxhiemer die-off reaction. It must have hit something! Hard!
Lie down after you take this one!
So I promptly went and took two more drops - if it was a die
off reaction, the second reaction, if there was one, should be much
milder. There wasn't a second reaction. And I was able to quit
Nystatin and Fungizone within a week! (On the other hand, if I had
been very sick, the reaction of two whole capsules might have been
more than I could take! Start out slowly! Half a capsule?)
Alas, we now suspect this too may be upsetting my liver
parameters, (alkaline phosphates, SGOT, and SPGT,) and so after a
few months of being almost 100% well, (save for the lack of stomach
acid,) it was decided that I should stop and go back on the other
things. We are still trying to see if it's the paramycocidin, or if
something else that caused the problem.
Another sufferer had his liver problems correct themselves
while on it. Each of us is different. As they say, one man's milk
is another man's poison.
5.6.1.) Salt plus Acidophilus
Most acidophilus cultures are loaded with lactic acid. It
seems that adding salt to lactic acid produces a strong anti-fungal,
one strong enough to give me a die off reaction even after I
thought I was cured! But after taking it a few days, that reaction
I take a quarter of a teaspoon of salt, dropping it onto my
tongue, then take a swig of liquid acidophilus culture. When the
culture hits the salt, the salt seems to disappear instantly. Some
speculate it forms sodium lactate, a patented anti-fungal compound.
But since sodium lactate forms naturally in your body whenever you
eat salt and cultures, you probably aren't violating any patents by
taking it this way. Lie down after you take this one!
5.6.2.) Milk of Bismuth
Pepto Bismol or Milk of Bismuth, USP. Recommended dose is a
tablespoon three times a day for a month or so, used for LOW stomach
acid. Warning - Bismuth Poisoning is possible with prolonged use.
Low stomach acid is a common complaint of some candida victims.
Heliobacter Pyloridus (Recently featured in a Scientific American
Magazine issue,) can
reduce stomach acid, causing fungal problems. Studies funded by the
makers of Pepto Bismol have shown that taking three spoons a day
between meals will eliminate this bacteria and restore stomach acid
in a month.
Unfortunately, Pepto Bismol contains petrochemical dyes,
flavorings, and other nasty chemicals. Lilley's "Milk of Bismuth,
USP", does not contain those chemicals. The reason Pepto Bismol is
pink, is to distinguish it from plain old fashioned Milk of Bismuth,
which predates it by a good many years!
I tried a small Pepto Bismol, and felt some improvement, and
mild allergy symptoms from the other chemicals in it. So I bought a
pint of Milk of Bismuth, and used it for a few weeks. It must work,
as I began to feel "real hunger" acidic twinges again! And my
intestinal gas odors changed, arguably for the better.
Warning: long term use can result in BISMUTH POISONING, which
damages bone tissue. Some time later, my liver enzymes became
disturbed and so we suspected a very mild case of bismuth poisoning,
or something else.
A stronger way of combating campylobacter, is Campycidin by
Thorne Reaearch Labs, Seattle, Washington. I tried this, and it
seemed to be the most effective way of restoring my stomach acid
that I had run across. Unfortunately, after less than a week, I
suddenly developed a sudden and dramatic drop in blood pressure
whenever I took this medicine; an allergy reaction. This just as my
stomach seemed on the verge of becoming normal. I suspect the
licorice or other herbs, and not the bismuth citrate, but who
I am told most do quite well on it if their problem is
Campylobacter Pilorii; but since my blood tests for C.P. have been
negative, it may be that this is effective against other things as
5.6.4.) Micro Flora
Although Mirco-Flora is not specifically an anti-fungal, I have
been told that some have benefited by washing their ears with this
in the manner described elsewhere. Watch out for the herxhiemer
reaction! (See "Ears", and "Cultures", elsewhere.)
5.6.5.) Hydrogen Peroxide
I have heard that oral hydrogen peroxide therapy has helped
some people cure candida. I am still trying to track down
information on this. Dr. Galland mentioned this on one of his
lectures, as have other people.
The general method is to buy food grade hydrogen peroxide, a
35% solution, and mix one drop with 5 ounces of water, swallow it on
empty stomach two or three times a day. This works best against
upper intestinal stuff. Work up to perhaps 16 drops per 5 ounces.
Nausea is often noted above the 5 drop level. I have not tried this
It is said that vitamin C works by providing electrons to the
body. Bean plants have been shown to generate 12,000 volts on the
surface of the leaves to repel fungi.
(Yes, but remember that the current, the quantity of
electrons, is so small that it might take a few million
bean plants to push enough electrons through a flashlight
bulb to give it a dim red glow. That's sort of like
taking a fifty foot hose full of water and hanging it out
of a window 50 feet up. Even though there may be a lot of
pressure at the bottom, a hose can't produce a fifty foot
wall of water; whereas a large lake a mere ten feet deep
can easily wash your house away. Voltage is pressure,
current is flow, how many electrons are moving. It takes
voltage to push the electrons into you, it's voltage that
shocks you, but current that kills you - a mere five
thousandth of what it takes to light up a 100 watt light
bulb, at least if you make a good connection. What's
watt? Voltage times current, that's watt. Sorry, you can
tell I'm feeling good these days.)
Can one simply pump electrons into the body using some
electronic equipment? Yes, but the results can be quite shocking.
My father, and electrical engineer by trade, and mother have
tried laying on a copper sheet charged to MINUS 15,000 volts, using
a special LOW CURRENT electrostatic power supply. My parents say it
is much easier to breathe when laying on this. This might be of
interest to electrical engineers with candida or aspergillis in the
Since ONE CAN VERY EASILY ELECTROCUTE ONESELF this way, and
since the effects do not appear to be that great, I strongly
recommend AGAINST trying this. (No, electricity from the wall WILL
NOT WORK! There's too much deadly current, not enough voltage, and
what is worse, each terminal alternates between positive and
negative sixty times a second - 60 cycles per second of AC -
Alternating Current.) But if you find a copy of the book, "The Body
Electric", and if you have an electronics background, you might
consider buying it. Reading it won't electrocute you. Nor will
attaching the NEGATIVE terminal of a nine volt transistor battery to
your bed frame. Won't help much, either; but seeing it there might
remind you to take your medicine, and that may have a much stronger
positive effect! Route the positive terminal to a
bare copper wire tacked to the ceiling over the bed, you'll see it
better that way. I suppose it would be of some use if you hung
fresh garlic cloves from the wire, especially if you ate them every
fourth day. But the best use of electricity is for heating, as
Some people call this stuff a food. It sure doesn't taste like
food to me! Jalapinos (pronounced "Hala-ping-yos", probably derived
from the victim's yell,) are a Mexican food, an area high in all
sorts of water borne pests like Giardia, amoebas, etc. Local rumor
has it that eating a small can of this stuff a day for a month will
cure most any stomach trouble.
I picked up a few 3.5 ounce cans of Ortega Brand whole
Jalapenos, though I have seen fresh jalapenos in the produce
section of some stores. Heck, after just one of these thumb sized
fire breathing beasts, I'm ready to say I'm cured of anything!
Anything!!! Once the oils (from the seeds?) soak into the mucose
tissue, it just keeps on burning no matter what one drinks. After
half a can, I began to sweat, the hair on my head became wet. By the
time I finished the little can, my sinuses were draining freely,
more freely than garlic or ginger root, both of which seem notably
milder. My ears popped, then hurt a bit as they did on the worst
garlic reaction I'd ever had. These are all very good signs. My
best anti-fungal, rutabaga, caused similar intestinal pains for six
hours after I first ate it, and red cabbage put me out for an hour.
This only put me out of action for three, and left me feeling very
clean and much later. A grand die off reaction, a Mexican's revenge
upon Montezuma's revenge!
Many southern peoples take pride in eating hot foods, and this
may very well be another of those hidden cultural cures that are
overlooked because they are not medicine; it's just that everyone in
the area has been subconsciously learned that avoiding these foods
isn't healthy. That and the macho "I can take it better than you
I finished up the 3.5 oz. can, but just barely, then went to
bed, sleeping(?) for three hours. You might start with one or two
then work your way up to a full can a day. It's dire medicine, but
it sure makes you feel good afterwards!
5.7.) My Favorite Antifungal
What is my favorite anti-fungal? A few cloves of garlic
swallowed whole before going to bed Friday night. The odor of fresh
garlic is quite less than cooked garlic, and it usually clears by
Monday morning. As for Rutabaga, it's a very good food, too!
That and ParaMycocidin.
The one I like the least: Howling bingo's!!! (Jalapenos)
5.8.) Post Nasal Drip
No matter how well you kill off the Candida in your gut, if you
have Candida in your nasal passages, it will re-colonize your
stomach from your post nasal drip, especially if you have los
stomach acid! Spit post nasal drip out! Use an old vitamin bottle
or a plastic bag, but spit it out! It's loaded with all the
airborne Candida, the other fungi and all the dust and pollution
your nose cleaned from the air you breath.
Spitting helped me with the effects of ginger and garlic, which
normally increase post nasal drip for fifteen minutes after you take
them. Spitting also prevented the stomach troubles my early nasal
washes seemed to cause. Spit those candida cultures out! You need
acidophilus cultures, not candida cultures!
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