Thursday, 22 September 2016


Candida dubliniensis Meningitis as Delayed Sequela of Treated C. dubliniensis Fungemia
Sebastian J. van Hal*Comments to Author( , Damien Stark*, John Harkness*, and Deborah Marriott*
Author affiliations: *St. Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia;
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We present a case of Candida dubliniensis meningitis that developed 2 months after apparently successful treatment of an episode of C. dubliniensis candidemia in a heart-lung transplant recipient in Australia. This case highlights the importance of follow-up in patients with candidemia or disseminated infection, especially in immunosuppressed patients.
The patient, a 48-year-old man, was admitted to St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia, in February 2007 for a heart and bilateral lung transplant for a familial dilated cardiomyopathy with severe secondary pulmonary hypertension. The operation was uneventful. Postoperatively, the patient was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), and immune-suppressive agents (cyclosporine, methylprednisolone, azathioprine) and prophylaxis against opportunistic infections (gancliclovir, cotrimoxazole, nebulized amphotericin B at 10 mg twice a day) were begun. After an initial loading dose of 70 mg caspofungin, 50 mg daily was continued for treatment of infection with a Candida spp. isolated from a blood culture on postoperative day 9. Standard phenotypic methods and API 32C (bioMérieux, Marcy l’Etoile, France) confirmed a C. dubliniensis with 99% probability. The same organism was grown from pleural fluid (empyema) and urine (candiduria, normal renal imaging).
Although the isolate’s fluconazole MIC was 0.025 μg/mL (YeastOneYO8, TREK Diagnostic Systems, Ltd., East Grinstead, UK), caspofungin (MIC 0.06 μg/mL) was administered because of ongoing dialysis-dependent renal impairment and abnormal liver function test results related to hepatic ischemia. The transesophageal echocardiogram results were normal. Ophthalmology review failed to demonstrate endophthalmitis. Candidemia clearance was confirmed by negative blood cultures (days 7, 8, and 10 of caspofungin). Repeat urine cultures were sterile. A chest and abdominal computed tomography scan (on day 32 of antifungal therapy) showed a normal liver, spleen, and renal tract as well as bilateral reaccumulated pleural effusions after removal of the intercostal chest drains. However, microbiologic cure was confirmed by a repeat pleural aspiration. In addition, chest radiographs before discharge confirmed total resolution of the pleural effusion. HIV serologic test results were negative. Dose adjustments for cyclosporine and prednisolone were the only changes instituted to the immune-suppressive agents during the patient’s illness. The oral prednisolone was slowly tapered from an initial 50 mg/day to a maintenance dose of 10 mg/day in March. The patient was discharged from intensive care on day 14 and from hospital 52 days posttransplant, in April 2007; he was not receiving any antifungal agents on discharge. The total duration of therapy for disseminated candidiasis was 40 days, consisting of caspofungin (28 days) followed by fluconazole (400 mg/day for 12 days).
The patient was seen 2 months later, in June 2007, with a 3-week history of progressive headache, early morning nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. There was no history of fevers or rigors. Examination showed no neck stiffness, photophobia, or focal neurologic signs. A magnetic resonance imaging scan showed enhancing meninges consistent with meningitis. A lumbar puncture yielded clear cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) with 116 × 106 leukocytes (79% neutrophils and 14% lymphocytes), an elevated protein level of 1,224 mg/L (normal range 0–400 mg/L), and a reduced glucose level of 1.7mmol/L (normal range 2–4 mmol/L) with a concurrent serum glucose level of 5.5 mmol/L(normal range 3.0–7.8 mmol/L). No fungi were seen on Gram stain. At 24 hours, the primary plates and broth culture grew a budding yeast that was identified with a 99% probability as C. dubliniensis on API 32C (bioMérieux).
Molecular confirmation was performed. Genomic DNA was extracted from the culture by using a QIAamp DNA Mini Kit (QIAGEN, Hilden, Germany). C. dubliniensis–specific PCR and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of the rRNA gene complex were amplified as previously described (1,2). The PCR products were purified for sequencing by using the QIAquick PCR Purification Kit (QIAGEN). The sequences were compared to those available in the GenBank databases by using the BLASTN program ( The ITS gene sequences generated showed a 100% similarity to strains of C. dubliniensis (GenBank accession nos. DQ 355947, AF405231, AJ865083, AJ865082, AJ865081). Unfortunately, the initial blood culture isolate was no longer available for comparative sequencing. However, the API 32C and susceptibility profiles (YeastOne YO8) were identical, a finding that suggested that the 2 strains were identical.
Several blood cultures and urine cultures (when the patient was not receiving antifungal therapy) were negative. A chest radiograph was clear with no evidence of effusion. A transthoracic echocardiogram and ophthalmology review were clear for signs of metastatic candidiasis. Fluconazole therapy was begun, and the patient made a full recovery.
Candida is an important pathogen in critically ill patients. Yeasts account for 8%–10% of nosocomial blood culture isolates with an increased incidence in immune-suppressed patients (3). Multiple species cause candidemia; however, 5 species—C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis, and C. krusei—account for >95% of all cases worldwide, including Australia (3,4).
C. dubliniensis shares phenotypic characteristics with C. albicans on routine laboratory testing and therefore was only recognized as a novel species with the advent of molecular testing. It remains an uncommon isolate, accounting for <2% of all candidemias (4). The original reports of C. dubliniensis were in mucosal disease HIV-infected patients and patients not infected with HIV (5). Subsequent candidemia was reported from Europe, North America, and Australia in a wide variety of patients with multiple serious medical problems (69). C. dubliniensis candidemia in solid organ transplant recipients is rare (10).
Meningitis is a rare manifestation of disseminated disease. Risk factors for meningitis are similar to those associated with invasive candidiasis (4). The risk of developing this complication is unknown. However, 2 specific patients groups, premature neonates and neurosurgical patients, are at increased risk (11,12). C. albicans accounts for 70%–100% of all meningitis isolates. Other reported species include C. glabrata, C. tropicalis, C. parapsilopsis, and C. lusitaniae (4). Our patient represents, to our knowledge, the first documented case of C. dubliniensis meningitis.
Symptoms of fungal meningitis include fever, headache, altered mental status, and meningism. Focal neurologic signs are rare. The frequency and severity of symptoms vary between patient groups. In HIV-infected patients, fever (86%), headache (93%), and meningism (50%) occurred in most patients; by contrast, patients with neurosurgical devices had lower rates of meningism (18%) and headaches (18%) but comparable rates of fever (82%) (10). Candida meningitis in solid organ transplant recipients is extremely rare; symptoms are probably modified by the degree of immune-suppression, as illustrated in our patient.
The diagnosis of meningitis is established by a positive CSF culture. Multiple CSF specimens may be required. CSF parameters are variable, with a mild lymphocytic or polymorphonuclear pleocytosis and an increased protein level. Fungal elements are generally not seen. Thus, CSF abnormalities are indistinguishable from cryptococcal, tuberculous, and some bacterial meningitides (13).
Delayed complications occur after candidemia. Thus, consensus guidelines suggest 3 months’ follow-up to detect these complications (14). Delayed meningeal infection following C. albicans candidemia has been documented; the meningitis occurred 3 months after “successful” therapy (15).
Our patient received curative therapy (negative repeat cultures) for disseminated candidiasis (candidemia, candiduria, and empyema) with caspofungin and fluconazole of adequate duration. Despite this treatment, our patient had delayed meningitis 2 months after therapy. Whether the meningitis was secondary to re-infection or reactivation of latent infection is unclear. Caspofungin was the cornerstone of therapy, and reactivation is possible with this antifungal agent because it has poor CSF penetration. However, re-infection cannot be excluded.
In conclusion, we present a case of delayed C. dubliniensis meningitis. This case highlights the need for clinicians to be aware of possible delayed complications despite apparently successful therapy. Furthermore, routine follow-up (at 3 months) should be considered for all patients following candidemia, especially immune-suppressed patients.
Dr van Hal is a microbiology registrar at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. His interests include disease manifestation in immune-suppressed patients.


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Suggested citation for this article: van Hal SJ, Stark D, Harkness J, Marriott D. Candida dubliniensis meningitis as delayed sequella of treated C. dubliniensis fungemia. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet]. 2008 Feb [date cited]. Available from
DOI: 10.3201/eid1402.070985

Tea tree oil

Given the rise in candida infections (Hsu 2011), and their increasing resistance against commonly used antifungal drugs (Pfaller 2012), novel therapies for the prevention and management of these infections are needed (Mailander-Sanchez 2012).
Dietary modifications such as limiting intake of refined carbohydrates (e.g., pasta, bread, sweets, soft drinks, etc.) may be helpful for people with candida infections. Higher dietary sugar is associated with vulvovaginal candidiasis and abnormal glucose metabolism is associated with recurring vulvovaginal infections (Donders 2010). Diets rich in carbohydrates are also associated with candida overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract and may contribute to mucosal invasion (Weig 1999; Akpan 2002). Laboratory studies indicate that excess glucose weakens the immune system’s response to candida as well as the azole class of antifungal drugs (Rodaki 2009). Candidiasis patients should maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet, as poor nutrition is a commonly overlooked risk factor for bacterial and fungal infections (Curtis 2010). More information about blood sugar control is available in the Diabetes protocol.
Probiotics – Data suggest that probiotics such as lactobacillus are beneficial against mucosal candida infections (Mailander-Sanchez 2012), and should be especially considered for women who suffer from more than three yeast infections per year (Falagas 2006). Research shows that probiotics exert their beneficial actions by suppressing the growth of candida (in various regions of the body) and inhibiting candida’s ability to adhere to cell surfaces (Balish 1998).
Dietary products containing probiotic bacteria (e.g., certain cheeses and yogurts) can help control candida growth in the human body (Hatakka 2007; Williams 2002). In a study, yogurt containing lactobacillus was associated with a decreased amount of vaginal yeast (detected by culture), as well as a reduced rate of vaginal discharge associated with yeast infections (Martinez 2009).
While yogurt has long been considered a favorite natural remedy for vaginal candidiasis, and has been shown to suppress Candida albicans growth (Williams 2002; Hamad 2006), women must carefully choose yogurt products that are low in sugar. Supplemental probiotics containing lactobacillus, administered either orally or vaginally, can also help resolve urogenital infections (including yeast infections) (Reid 2001; Abdelmonem 2012). In particular, the lactobacillus species rhamnosus and reuteri have been studied for repopulating vaginal flora and reducing yeast populations (Reid 2003; Reid 2009).
Probiotics may also be useful after a course of antibiotics. Antibiotics used to kill pathogenic bacteria also destroy the beneficial bacterial flora of the vagina, putting women at risk to develop yeast infections (Donders 2010). Probiotics also help re-balance gut bacteria, and thus may help avoid symptoms of leaky gut syndrome (Horne 2006).
Resveratrol – Resveratrol, a compound found in the skin of grapes, may contribute to the anti-inflammatory characteristics of red wine. In 2007, researchers investigated (in a laboratory) the fungicidal activity of resveratrol against Candida albicans. They concluded that resveratrol demonstrated potent antifungal properties, and appears to be safer than conventional antifungal drugs such as amphotericin B (Jung 2007). In 2010, further research revealed that resveratrol impairs the ability of Candida albicans to convert into its more infectious form, and thus may be a useful agent against candida infections. In fact, resveratrol’s chemical structure may form the foundation of an entirely new class of antifungal drugs (Okamoto-Shibayama 2010).
Goldenseal – Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis L.) is a botanical that has been used to fight inflammation and infection. An active ingredient in goldenseal is berberine (Ettefagh 2011), which has been shown to have strong antifungal effects against candida in a laboratory setting (Liu 2011). Berberine has also demonstrated synergistic effects against Candida albicans when used in combination with commonly used antifungal drugs (e.g., fluconazole) in laboratory studies (Wei 2011; Iwazaki 2010; Xu 2009). Berberine may combat candida growth by interfering with the ability of the fungus to penetrate and adhere to host cells (Yordanov 2008). Study outcomes have been so positive that, similar to the case with resveratrol, synthetic analogs of berberine are being developed that may represent a new class of antifungal medications (Park 2006; Park 2010).
Although berberine has been studied in human clinical trials and shown to have several metabolic benefits, concerns about long-term use of berberine have been raised on the basis of certain preclinical studies (Kysenius 2014; Mikes 1985; Mikes 1983). Some evidence suggests that long-term berberine use, especially at high doses, may impair particular aspects of cellular metabolism in specific types of cells. The implications of this preclinical research are yet to be determined by long-term human clinical trials, therefore Life Extension currently recommends short-term use of berberine.
Lactoferrin – Lactoferrin, a protein found in mucosal secretions (e.g., human colostrum/milk, tears, saliva, and seminal fluid) (Haney 2012; Andrés 2008; Venkatesh 2008), possesses broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity against bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa (Kobayashi 2011). Lactoferrin demonstrates a significant antifungal effect against a variety of pathogenic candida species (i.e., Candida albicans, Candida krusei and Candida tropicalis) (Al-Sheikh 2009). In addition to lactoferrin’s ability to interfere with candida growth on its own, it also displays potent synergism with common antifungal drugs; it has been shown to enhance the antifungal activity of fluconazole against candida (Kobayashi 2011). Although lactoferrin’s antifungal activity against Candida albicans has been well established, the mechanism by which it achieves this effect is not as clear (Andrés 2008). Lactoferrin’s ability to bind to iron may contribute to its antifungal activity (Yen 2011), especially since iron appears to enhance the proliferation of candida species (Al-Sheikh 2009).
Lactoferrin derived from both bovine and human sources inhibits growth of oral candida (Venkatesh 2008). However, bovine derived lactoferrin has been specifically identified as a promising treatment option for oropharyngeal candidiasis (Yamaguchi 2004).
Tea Tree Oil – Tea tree oil is an essential oil derived from leaves of the native Australian plant Melaleuca alternifolia (M. alternifolia). It is well known for its medicinal value and has been used by Australian Aborigines to treat colds, sore throats, skin infections, and insect bites (Larson 2012; Warnke 2009). Tea tree oil has a variety of therapeutic properties (e.g., anti-inflammatory and antiseptic) and is a popular ingredient in a number of natural cosmetic products (e.g., shampoo, massage oil, and skin/nail cream) (Larson 2012; Catalán 2008; Mondello 2006). Tea tree oil, capable of eliminating a large number of microorganisms (Catalán 2008), shows promise as a treatment for candida infections (Willcox 2005). Animal studies indicate that one of the active compounds in tea tree oil, terpinen-4-ol, may be especially promising for treating drug-resistant forms of vaginal candidiasis (Mondello 2006). Furthermore, tea tree oil may have beneficial effects against fluconazole-resistant oropharyngeal candidiasis (Wilcox 2005).
Laboratory research indicates that tea tree oil may exert its yeast-killing effect by inhibiting candida’s ability to replicate. It also appears to interfere with membrane properties/functions of candida (Catalán 2008). In addition, research has demonstrated tea tree oil reduces candida’s ability to adhere to human cell surfaces (Sudjana 2012).
Although tea tree oil is occasionally associated with contact dermatitis (when used topically), it is generally considered to be safe. However, it can be toxic when ingested orally, producing a variety of negative effects (e.g., vomiting, diarrhea, and hallucinations) (Larson 2012). Therefore, it is typically used topically and should be kept out of the reach of young children.
Other Essential Oils – Essential oils (i.e., volatile oils) refer to the compounds found within aromatic plants that give them a particular odor or scent (NIH 2012). Most essential oils are a mixture of various chemicals, which are of clinical interest due to their large spectrum of biological activities (de Araujo 2011).
Although tea tree oil is considered one of the most important essential oils for biological activity against candida (Mondello 2006), a wide variety of essential oils possess anti-candida properties (e.g., carvacrol, 1,8-cineole, geraniol, germacrene-D, limonene, linalool, menthol, and thymol) (Azimi 2011). Experimental models involving geranium oil (or its main component geraniol) show that it suppressed candida cell growth (Maruyama 2008). In addition, clove oil and its major constituent eugenol have shown particularly potent effects against candida (Nozaki 2010), and may be effective against multi-drug resistant forms of Candida albicans alone or in combination with other common antifungal drugs (e.g., fluconazole or amphotericin B) (Khan 2012). A laboratory study demonstrated that essential oil from Moroccan thyme may act synergistically with common antifungal drugs, potentially reducing the need for high doses, which may in turn minimize associated side effects and treatment expenses (Saad 2010). Research has also identified the essential oil of Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla) as a promising alternative for the treatment of candidiasis (Oliva Mde 2011). Compounds isolated from the essential oil of oregano possess antifungal activity as well (Rao 2010).
Garlic – For centuries, the garlic plant Allium sativum has been used as a popular food, spice, and herbal remedy (Aviello 2009; Dini 2011). Garlic has been noted to possess cardiovascular (Ginter 2010), anticancer, antioxidant, and antimicrobial benefits (Dini 2011). Garlic (and its constituent allicin) can cause potent growth inhibition in yeast and be effective against mucosal and systemic/invasive candidiasis (Chung 2007; Low 2008). Research suggests that allicin, due to its effect on reducing the growth of biofilm (a component of candida allowing it to become resistant to certain antifungal agents), may reduce candida’s ability to become resistant to common antifungal drugs. Allicin may also decrease the production of candida by disrupting its membrane (Khodavandi 2011). A clinical trial found that the topical administration of a garlic paste was as effective at suppressing the symptoms of oral candidiasis as clotrimazole solution (the conventional antifungal treatment for this indication) (Sabitha 2005). Likewise, a clinical study of candida vaginitis concluded that there was no difference in treatment response between a vaginal cream containing garlic & thyme, and a vaginal cream containing clotrimazole (Bahadoran 2010).

Additional Alternative Therapies

AHCC – Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) is an extract derived from fungi of the Basidiomycetes family. AHCC has demonstrated biological activity against a variety of disorders (NIH 2012). Experimental research has shown that AHCC appears to have a protective effect against candida infections, especially among the immunocompromised (Ikeda 2003). Likewise, a 2008 experimental study suggested that supplementation with AHCC may increase the survival of hosts acutely infected with a variety of pathogens such as Candida albicans (Ritz 2008). Additional therapies to support a healthy immune system can be found in the Immune System Strengthening protocol.
Caprylic Acid – Caprylic acid (i.e., octanoic acid) is commonly available as a non-prescription agent that is well known for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties (Omura 2011).
Boric Acid – Boric acid (i.e., boracic acid or orthoboric acid) is the most common form of the mineral boron, which is often used as a supplement for building strong bones and muscles as well as supporting cognitive function and muscle coordination (NIH 2012; Iavazzo 2011). Boric acid has also been shown to inhibit the growth and reproduction of fungi (i.e., fungistatic action) (Iavazzo 2011), and is used intra-vaginally to treat yeast infections (NIH 2012; Spence 2007). In fact, a 2011 review article concluded that boric acid may be recommended as a safe, effective, and relatively cheap treatment for recurrent yeast infections (Iavazzo 2011). Boric acid has also been proven to be efficient for the treatment of most yeast infections that are resistant to conventional therapies (Donders 2010), and thus may be considered a second-line alternative treatment option for this indication (das Neves


Although most cases of candida infection are treated with some type of antifungal agent, the formulation of the medication (e.g., pills, ointment, suppositories, or powder) will largely depend on the location and clinical presentation of the infection (Pammi 2012; Ferri’s 2012).
Mild oral candidiasis can be treated with either clotrimazole lozenges or a nystatin swish-and-swallow suspension, but may require oral fluconazole for moderate to severe and recurrent cases (Kauffman 2012). An emerging treatment for oral candidiasis involves the use of mouthwash containing silver nanoparticles (SN). Although this approach requires more investigation to include safety and efficacy, it may hold therapeutic potential in the near future (Monteiro 2012).
Candidiasis of the skin is most often managed with topical antifungal agents of the azole class (e.g., bifonazole or ketoconazole) (Katoh 2009). People with candidiasis of the skin should also keep the skin as dry as possible and, if appropriate, use antifungal mouth rinses or shampoos.
Fungal infections of the finger/toe nail plate (e.g., onychomycosis) are typically treated with both topical and systemic antifungals. However, long-term cure and recurrence rates, as well as costs associated with these treatments, are often unsatisfactory. For this reason, researchers have studied the effects of laser therapy for the treatment of onychomycosis; they found that this technology is capable of inhibiting the growth of the fungus on nail samples (Manevitch 2010). In severe cases that do not respond to drug therapy, surgical removal of all or part of the nail plate may be considered (Singal 2011).
Vaginal candida infections can be treated with topical or oral antifungal drugs such as fluconazole or nystatin (Sobel 2012). The species of candida a woman is infected with can influence treatment response. For example, fluconazole and nystatin are both effective for the treatment of Candida albicans, but in women with non-albicans species, only fluconazole is highly effective (Rodrigues Martins 2012).
Treatment for invasive/systemic candidiasis depends on a variety of factors, but will most likely involve intravenous or oral therapy with any one of the following drug classes: polyenes, azoles, and echinocandins (Kauffman 2012d). The polyene drug amphotericin B is a very common treatment, but is hindered by considerable kidney toxicity. Therefore, newer, less toxic derivatives of the drug (e.g., liposomal amphotericin B) are a better option. The high cost of these formulations, however, can be burdensome in some circumstances (Bassetti 2011; Kauffman 2010).
The side effects of most systemic antifungal drugs are comparable and include headache, gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., nausea and vomiting), hepatitis, kidney toxicity, and lupus-like syndromes, among others (Werth 2011;

Vulvovaginal candidiasis

Understanding Candida Fungal Infections

Candida albicans is the most common fungal microorganism in healthy individuals, as well as the most common fungal pathogen causing lethal infections (particularly in high-risk groups such as immunocompromised patients) (Cheng 2012; Douglas 2011). It can be found in up to 70% of healthy individuals at any given time (Cheng 2012; Hibino 2009; Schulze 2009).
Candida is considered an opportunistic pathogen because it can harmlessly colonize the human digestive tract, mouth, skin, and genitourinary tract (Kim 2011; Tampakakis 2009). However, when the balance of normal bacteria is upset (e.g., after antibiotic treatment) or the immune system of the host is weakened (e.g. treatment with systemic corticosteroids), candida can proliferate(Murzyn 2010).

Several areas of the body may be affected by fungal infection:

Urogenital tract - Although candida is often found in the lower female urogenital tract in asymptomatic women, proliferation and subsequent infestation of this fungal species accounts for approximately one-third of all infections in the vulva and/or vagina (i.e., vaginitis) (Sobel 2012). Also known as vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) or “yeast infection” (Powell 2010), this fungal infection represents the second most common cause of vaginitis in the U.S. (after bacterial vaginosis), and is diagnosed in up to 40% of women who present to their primary care provider with vaginal complaints (Ilkit 2011). Approximately 75% of women report having had at least one episode of VVC, and between 40%-45% will suffer from at least two or more episodes within their lifetime (Workowski 2010).
The most common symptoms of VVC include unrelenting itch, painful intercourse, malodorous vaginal discharge, and painful urination (Workowski 2010). Although the vast majority (up to 92%) of VVC cases are caused by Candida albicans, other candida species can also be responsible (e.g., Candida glabrata and Candida parapsilosis). However, the various candida species tend to produce similar vulvovaginal symptoms. Recently, researchers have reported an increased frequency of VVC caused by non-albicans species (Sobel 2012). This trend may be attributed to selective pressure from the widespread use of over-the-counter and prescription antifungal drugs (Sobel 2012), especially since some non-albicans species are less susceptible to many of these medications (Iavazzo 2011).
Some evidence suggests that hormones influence the infectious process of VVC (Carrara 2010). This conclusion is supported by data indicating that a majority of VVC cases occur during the reproductive years. For example, 75% of women of childbearing age are affected by VVC (Sobel 2012; das Neves 2008; Špaček 2007), while only sporadic episodes of VVC are reported among premenstrual girls and postmenopausal women (Sobel 2012; Špaček 2007). Further research reveals that fluctuating hormone levels resulting from menstruation and pregnancy, as well as the use of oral contraceptives and hormone replacement (i.e., estrogen therapy), may predispose females to VVC (Yano 2011; Relloso 2012).
Researchers have identified several factors that may increase susceptibility to fungal infections including (Sobel 2012):
  • Diabetes (with poor glycemic control)
  • Exposure to antibiotics (both during and after therapy)
  • High levels of estrogen (e.g., oral contraceptives or estrogen therapy)
  • Weakened immune system from drugs (e.g., corticosteroids) or disease (e.g., HIV/AIDS)
  • Contraceptive device utilization (e.g., vaginal sponges, diaphragms, and intrauterine devices)
Although less common, men can get genital fungal infections as well (Aridogan 2011). Therefore, it is important that both members of a relationship receive treatment for fungal infections, even if symptoms are only evident in one person. If antifungal treatment is not initiated in both people in a relationship, the partners may continue to repeatedly infect one another (Brown Univ. 2012).
Skin – Fungal infections of the skin (i.e., cutaneous fungal infections) are a common phenomenon, affecting millions of people worldwide. While cutaneous fungal infection is not normally life threatening, it can be very uncomfortable and associated with a significant decrease in quality of life (Dai 2011; Jayatilake 2011). Candida is just one of a variety of microorganisms commonly found on human skin (NIH 2010). In healthy individuals, the overgrowth of candida is inhibited by resident skin microorganisms (normal bacterial skin flora). However, when there is an imbalance of this normal skin flora, candida can begin to reproduce in sufficient amounts to cause infection (i.e., candidiasis) (Evans 2003). Due to an increase in the number of immunocompromised individuals, the rate of candidiasis of the skin (i.e., cutaneous candidiasis) is currently on the rise (Scheinfeld 2011).
Candidiasis can be broadly classified into two forms based on the degree of fungal invasion: superficial/mucosal candidiasis and deep-seated/systemic candidiasis (Jayatilake 2011). However, superficial candidiasis of the skin and mucous membrane is much more common than deep-seated/systemic infection (Jayatilake 2011). Among the different species of candida that can be found on the skin, Candida albicans is by far the most common (Evans 2003). While cutaneous candidiasis can affect virtually any part of the human body (e.g., finger nails, external ear, in between fingers and toes), it most often occurs in warm, moist, creased areas such as the armpit or groin (NIH 2010; Jayatilake 2011; Kagami 2010; Cydulka 2009; Kauffman 2011). Major symptoms of cutaneous candidiasis include itch (unrelenting and often intense) and an enlarging skin rash. Occasionally, the rash will be surrounded by smaller rashes appearing along the outer edge of the main rash (NIH 2010). These types of fungal rashes may occur on skin that is exposed to feces (e.g., perineal skin), since this area is at a higher risk of becoming infected with candida fungus (Evans 2003).
Individuals whose hands and/or feet remain wet for prolonged periods of time may be prone to fungal infection around or under their finger and toe nails. In these cases, the nail area commonly becomes red and swollen. The nails themselves will become thick and brittle, ultimately becoming destroyed and detached (Cydulka 2009; Kauffman 2011; NIH 2012; NIH 2012). Although anyone’s nails can become infected by fungus, these types of infections are more common among adults older than 60, and among individuals with diabetes or poor circulation (AAFP 2008).
Mouth and throat – Candida infections of the mouth (i.e., oral candidiasis) are widespread among humans (Giannini 2011). In addition to the general factors that predispose an individual to candida infection (e.g., immunosuppressive drugs and antibiotics), oral candidiasis may also be caused by chronic dry mouth and oral prosthesis (dentures)(Junqueira 2012). Although oral infection can be caused by a variety of candida species, Candida albicans is the most common causative agent (Rautemaa 2011).
Oral candidiasis (thrush) is characterized by whitish, velvety sores or patches appearing on the mucous membranes lining the inside of the mouth (e.g., roof of the mouth and inside the lips and cheeks), as well as the throat and tongue (Abe 2004; NIH 2011). These whitish sores may slowly increase in size, quantity, and may bleed easily (NIH 2011). Occasionally, oral candida infections can manifest as subjective feelings of pain or taste abnormalities (Yamamoto 2010).
In addition to infections inside the mouth, candida can also take the form of perlèche (angular cheilitis) (Gonsalves 2007; Sharon 2010), which is commonly identified by reddish lesions and crusting at the corners of the mouth (Park 2011). Perlèche can be associated with long-term use of ill-fitting dentures and incorrect use of dental floss (resulting in cuts at the corners of the mouth) (Sharon 2010).
Systemic infection – Although candida species are normal residents of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts of humans, they occasionally cause a deep-seated or systemic (disseminated) infection (Kauffman 2012b). These serious fungal infections usually indicate the host has a weakened immune system, and can occur as a result of a superficial skin infection that invades deeper tissues, eventually reaching the blood stream (i.e., candidemia). Once the fungus is circulating throughout the body, it has the capacity to reach vital organs such as the brain, heart, and kidneys. While this form of candidiasis is rare, it is the most severe (Jayatilake 2011). These types of fungal infections can be fatal and require prompt diagnosis and aggressive treatment in order to achieve a favorable outcome (Emiroglu 2011).
Since the clinical symptoms of a systemic candida infection can vary, and are often very similar to that of a bacterial infection, the gold standard for its proper diagnosis is a positive blood culture (Kauffman 2012a). Advancements in blood culturing technology now allow for the rapid identification of a variety of candida species in as little as 90 minutes. This reduction in laboratory turnaround time enables clinicians to optimize antifungal drug selection much faster, and ultimately improve care (Advandx 2010; Hall 2012).
Intestinal Candidiasis – Candida organisms are a common part of the normal gastrointestinal flora (Kumamoto 2011), and are present in the gut of approximately 70% of healthy adults (Schulze 2009). However, high levels of candida colonization in the GI tract may be an urgent problem (Zlatkina 2005), especially since it is associated with several gastrointestinal diseases (e.g., irritable bowel syndrome) and certain allergic reactions. (Kumamoto 2011; Schulze 2009). Furthermore, candida colonization in the gut can also promote inflammation, which in turn promotes further fungal colonization in a vicious cycle (Kumamoto 2011).
Intestinal candida colonization can also lead to superficial and systemic candidiasis if the innate host barriers (i.e., mucosa, immune system, intestinal microflora) are not stable (Schulze 2009). Benign strains of intestinal candida can also become more virulent when their gene expression is altered in such a way that they are able to form biofilms, destroy tissues, and escape host immune system defenses (Kumamoto 2011; Schulze 2009). While antimycotics (e.g., nystatin) are available for the treatment of intestinal candida overgrowth, probiotics (having demonstrated positive results in controlled clinical trials) may also be beneficial. Probiotics may exert this affect by rebalancing the normal flora of the gut, thereby suppressing local candida colonization.
Some research questions the clinical significance of yeast infestation of the intestinal mucosa, and suggests that clinical action may not always be necessary (Schulze 2009).
Fungal Sinusitis – Overgrowth of fungus in the nasal cavity (i.e., fungal sinusitis or fungal rhinosinusitis) and the subsequent human immune response (e.g., allergic fungal sinusitis) is currently believed to be responsible for some cases of chronic sinusitis (Ivker 2012). This condition can be classified as either invasive or non-invasive, depending on the extent of fungal infection. Invasive forms of fungal sinusitis are largely limited to immunocompromised populations (Riechelmann 2011), and are characterized by infection of the submucosal tissue, which often causes tissue necrosis and destruction (Montone 2012).
Although optimal treatment options for fungal sinusitis are still debated, (Dabrowska 2011), they typically include systemic antifungal therapy as well as surgical debridement & evacuation of infected tissue (Riechelmann 2011). In addition to these conventional treatment options, some experts believe fungal sinusitis may also respond to probiotics as well as an anti-fungal diet. An anti-fungal diet calls for avoidance of sugar and concentrated sweets, and consists primarily of protein and fresh vegetables, along with a small amount of fruit, complex carbohydrates, and fat-containing foods (Ivker 2012).

Candida-Related Complex (CRC)

While overt candida infection is a well-documented phenomenon, the idea that chronic low-grade candida infestation (primarily in the gut and urogenital tract) can cause various, seemingly unrelated symptoms is viewed with skepticism among conventional infectious disease experts. As a result, the conventional medical community is often at odds with some innovative healthcare practitioners as to the treatment strategy of candida infestation in chronic health conditions.
With his publication of The Yeast Connection in 1986, Dr. William Crook introduced the public to the concept that yeast overgrowth could potentially underlie numerous chronic symptoms (Crook 1986). Seminal scientific research published by Dr. C. Orian Truss in 1977 contributed to the development of Dr. Crook's theory (Truss 1978). The concepts and treatments described in these publications continue to be utilized in the practices of innovative healthcare practitioners worldwide.
The mechanism(s) by which candida overgrowth might cause otherwise unexplainable symptoms are unclear. However, suppression of the immune system, with subsequent reactivation of dormant viruses like Epstein-Barr virus and herpes virus, is one hypothesis (Cater 1995). Other theories posit that candida colonization within the GI tract may contribute to "leaky gut", in which foreign particles "leak" through the intestinal barrier and contribute to systemic reactions (Schulze 2009; Horne 2006; Groschwitz 2009).
Although published, peer-reviewed research on the role of yeast overgrowth in chronic disease is limited, some innovative healthcare practitioners, including Dr. Crook, have detailed reports of improved quality of life upon treatment for suspected yeast overgrowth (Gaby 2011; Crook 1986). Strategies often employed to treat "chronic candida infection" include use of graded doses of antimycotic medications such as nystatin, as well as strict adherence to a sugar- and starch-free diet

It can kill you

Fungal infections are estimated to occur in over a billion people each year, and recent evidence suggests the rate is increasing (Hsu 2011; Di Santo 2010; Brown 2012; Fungal Research Trust 2011). Fungi can infect almost any part of the body including skin, nails, respiratory tract, urogenital tract, alimentary tract, or can be systemic (Long 2009; Baron 1996). Anyone can acquire a fungal infection, but the elderly, critically ill, and individuals with weakened immunity, due to diseases such as HIV/AIDS or use of immunosuppressive medications, have a higher risk (Hsu 2011; Baddley 2011).
Although several species of fungi are potentially pathogenic in humans, candida (esp. Candida albicans) is the organism responsible for most fungal infections. Candida, which is normally present within the human body, is usually harmless. However, it can cause symptoms when a weakened immune system or other factors allow it to grow unabated (Merck Manual 2008; Cheng 2012; Douglas 2011).
Increased use of antibiotics and immunosuppressive drugs such as corticosteroids are major factors contributing to higher frequency of fungal infections. Antibiotics and immunosuppressive drugs, by disrupting normal bacterial colonization and suppressing the immune system, create an environment within the body in which fungi can thrive (Hsu 2011; Tani 2012).
Fungal infections can range in severity from superficial to life-threatening. For example, fungal infections affecting only the top layers of the skin are readily treatable and have a relatively limited impact on quality of life. However, if a fungal infection enters systemic circulation, consequences can be deadly (Badiee 2011; Zuber 2001).
Many integrative medical practitioners believe that chronic, low-level candida infestation can cause a variety of non-specific symptoms that may resemble chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, anxiety, or fibromyalgia. This phenomenon is sometimes referred to as “candida-related complex”. Conventional medical practitioners do not recognize candida-related complex as a disease. However, many innovative healthcare practitioners report improvements in patient quality of life upon treatment (Gaby 2011).
Upon reading this protocol, you will have a better understanding of the various ways that fungi can infect a human host, and how conventional medicine treats these infections. In addition, you will discover several natural compounds that have anti-fungal activity and may complement conventional treatments for fungal infections.


Severe Disfigurement and Disability

Lymphatic filariasis (referred to as LF and also known as elephantiasis) is a mosquito-borne disease that is caused by parasitic filarial nematodes. Though infection usually is acquired in childhood, the grotesquely disfiguring effects of LF is greatest in adults. LF can lead to severe disfigurement and disability due to swelling from fluid build-up caused by improper functioning of the lymphatic system.
It is estimated that more than 1.3 billion people in 72 countries worldwide are at risk of the disease, and 30% of them live in Africa. Of the over 120 million people infected with LF, 40 million are incapacitated or disfigured by the disease.
In endemic communities, it is estimated that 10-50% of men and up to 10% of women can be infected with LF. Due to the psychological and social stigma associated with LF, people living with the disease have a poor quality of life and are often unable to work, provide for their families or be active members of their communities.

Transmission cycle and symptoms:

When a mosquito with infective stage larvae bites a person, parasites enter the body and migrate to the lymphatic vessels. In the lymphatic system, the larvae develop into adult worms. Infection causes improper functioning of the lymph system, which leads to fluid build-up and swelling (lymphedema).
LF can cause a broad range of clinical manifestations, ranging from people with no evident symptoms to those with lymphedema and severe disfigurement of the extremities and genitalia. The condition where individuals have crippling and grotesquely swollen or enlarged limbs and the skin has thickened is called elephantiasis. Legs can be so severely swollen that individuals are unable to walk.

Did you know...

Elephantiasis is a syndrome most often caused by an obstruction of the lymphatic vessels, which results in extreme swelling of the skin and tissues, typically in the lower trunk and body. It primarily affects the legs and genitals, resulting in baggy, thickened and ulcerated skin, along with fever and chills.
Elephantiasis can be very painful and uncomfortable and reduces the sufferer’s ability to lead a normal life. A serious complication of elephantiasis can be obstructed blood vessels, which limit blood supply and cause the skin to become infected and gangrenous.
In men, lymphedema of the genitalia usually involves swelling of the scrotum, often to the size of a watermelon making it very painful and difficult to walk. In women, the condition may cause swelling to occur in one or both breasts. Internal damage to the kidneys and lymphatic system is also caused by the circulating microfilariae.

Diagnosis and treatment:

Diagnosis of LF requires a detailed epidemiological history, clinical findings and laboratory tests. Though not all individuals have microfilariae circulating in their blood, laboratory examination for microfilariae in nocturnal blood is used to determine whether communities require mass treatment. Once diagnosed, fast-acting, safe and effective drugs are available to treat LF (DEC and albendazole if onchocerciasis is not co-endemic or ivermectine and albendazole if onchocerciasis is co-endemic).
The current treatment strategy for LF is based on studies that have shown that infection transmission can be broken if annual distribution of combined drug therapy is maintained for approximately five to seven years.  DEC is donated by Eisai Co., and albendazole and ivermectine are donated by GlaxoSmithKline and Merck & Co. respectively. In 2000, the WHO launched the Global Program to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) in response to World Health Assembly Resolution 50.29, calling for elimination of LF as a public health problem by 2020.


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Vaginal Yeast infection

Candida Yeast Infection Relief

Learn how and why Candida overgrowth can ruin your life, or the life of your child, why Candida yeast infections are so hard to get rid of and what can be done to get healthy again.

By Robert Harrison, Natural Health Consultant
If you are reading this page, you either know you suffer from Candida overgrowth and are searching for a way to deal with it, or your don't have any idea what might be the cause of your vaginal yeast infection, oral thrush (or your babies), psoriasis, poor digestion, depression, anxiety, food allergies -- and have no idea that most likely Candida overgrowth is the cause of your problems.
Candida Spit Test: If you don't know whether you do have Candida overgrowth, start by going to a page where you learn how to easily determine if you have Candida overgrowth or not -- by looking at symptoms and doing the Candida Spit Test.
Then come back here to this Home page to learn more about Candida and what to do about it.
If you know you have Candida, you're going to be in one of three groups.
1. You only recently figured out a Candida yeast infection was your problem and you have no idea how hard it is to deal with and what it can do to you if it takes over in your body. It's not like taking an antibiotic where you knock out a bacterial infection in a week or two and then you're done with it. (As a matter of fact, those antibiotics may be a major reason why you have Candida overgrowth.
2. You've been dealing with it a while, you've taken garlic, or coconut oil, or grapefruit seed extract, or whatever -- and it goes away. But it keeps coming back. Symptoms reoccur again and again. So you are still looking for a solution.
3. You've had it for years and done everything to try and get rid of it, spending tens of thousands of dollars in the process, and it is as bad as ever. Worse than the loss of money -- to some extent or another, sometimes completely, this Candida yeast infection has ruined your life.
It you haven't experienced this, it is understandable if you think I'm exaggerating. You haven't talked to hundreds of people like I have whose life has been ruined. Here's a recent email that sounds all to familiar to me.
"Over 20 years ago diagnosed with Candida (vaginal) after my doctor gave me a strong course of antibiotics. I proceeded to try every remedy going, every drug, every alternative treatment, anti Candida diets with every supplement available, other supplements in incredibly high dose.... Nothing worked, not even a little so I gave up.... I recently went back to a specialist who pretty much told me I'm stuck with it." Lisa
I'm telling Lisa she's not. Most of the stories on the testimonials page tell a similar type of story. If Candida takes over your body, so to speak, you'll be in such bad shape you won't be able to work. You may not even be able to leave your house because of all the chemical sensitivities you have. You'll be sick, tired, foggy headed, depressed, anxious, neurotic, unable to eat most foods. All caused by the toxins Candida produces and the other ways it warps your body. It's miserable.

"Hope this finds you well!  I just HAD to write to tell you how Wonderful your CandElim product is!

As you may remember when I spoke with you recently, I started the dosage too high.   I stopped for three days at your suggestion.  I started back taking three drops daily and I am now up to 7 drops a day.  I am feeling So Much Better already,  thanks to your experience, wisdom and guidance.
I cannot thank you enough Robert!  I actually think I now have an inkling of what it feels like to be "normal"!  Quite remarkable really, since I have tried Oh-So-Many-Products for literally decades and, wasted thousands of dollars in the process!
I will keep in touch.  Please accept my heartfelt thanks once more!
(Elizabeth still has a long way to go, but this is a good start.)
I know young adults whose life was on hold for years because they were too sick and foggy headed to go out and work, or go to school, or to play and have fun. And have talked with many parents who describe something similar their child is experiencing.
In most of these cases, an overload of Candida was picked up at birth or shortly thereafter, when they had no defense against it. They were supposed to be getting good friendly bacteria from their mother at birth, but their mother had Candida overgrowth and unknowing passed it on to them. And over they years, their bodies become more and more compromised.
You will learn how to rectify this overgrowth and get healthy in this report.
I'm going to be telling you everything I know. Starting with the basics in case you are new to this.
There is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about Candida. Both from the medical profession and on the internet. It is easy to get fooled into thinking, as many sites will try to convince you, that all anyone needs to do is to take their product or buy their ebook.
They will all have testimonies. What they don't tell you in those testimonies is how the Candida came back -- in a month or two or in six months. However long it took for the Candida to overgrow enough to start causing symptoms again.
Companies can sell a lot more of something if they do a good job of promoting just one product that they claim works so good it can knock out Candida, even without the diet. Ten years ago when I didn't know near as much about Candida yeast overgrowth as I do now, I sold a lot of one product, ThreeLac, for Candida because it worked well and there was a testimony or two about not needing to do the diet when using it, etc.
But as I talked with customers and got feedback from them, I realized there was a lot more to dealing with Candida than just any one product can do. So I expanded my line, made the story more complicated, though more accurate, and my sales dropped. That's okay. Helping people is my primary objective, not making money.
You're going to be reading about four products that are heads and shoulders better than anything I've seen for fighting Candida. I'll even recommend one to be used if money is tight and you can't do a whole program. That's CandElim, mentioned in all those testimonies.
But I'm not going to be telling you that its all you need to do. As great as these Candida fighters are, Candida has weakened the body in so many ways, set up so much dysfunction, it takes more to get your health back if you have had long term chronic overgrowth.
There is much more to the story of dealing with Candida yeast infection overgrowth.
So, I'm going to be starting at the beginning, trying to communicate to you in a clear and understandable way, what causes Candida overgrowth, what happens to your body after Candida overgrows, what works for dealing with Candida, and why most drugs and supplements work so poorly for most folks.
By the time you are done, you'll know enough about Candida that you won't be fooled into wasting money and time on supplements or even programs that fundamentally can't get your body to a place where Candida will not overgrow.
So that you don't get discouraged and quit, it is important to know that dealing with Candida is not an easy fix. For almost everyone, it will take months to deal with, at the best. Even years. Especially if you want to get to a place where it won't be coming back shortly after you stop whatever you are doing.
And getting healthy will take even longer if you've had it bad -- even when you are taking supplements that do work effectively.
For example...
(A different) Lisa had many chronic health problems caused by Candida. She took massive action, using everything I suggested would be of help. After six months of using these and other modalities too, she wrote,
"Got a stack of blood tests back today and they are all normal except for cholesterol being too high., Wonder how this can be when I've been so sick!
My spit test is half of what it was 6 months ago and sometimes it drops quickly and other mornings it takes 2 minutes.
The anxiety levels have decreased significantly and I don't feel like i'm on a roller coaster so much in my stomach and I'm just starting to get an uptake and increase in energy and strength, Still coughing a lot but not as productive and horrible and still can't smell but can breathe through my nose.
What would you recommend for my next installment as I finally am able to see a glimmer of hope and real possibility of being well.
Thank you again for all the time and effort you are putting in to me and for all your reassurance and guidance. It has been so invaluable in coming through this condition.
Take care, have a nice day and many kind regards.
Six months of high dose, comprehensive treatment and the spit test still takes only 2 minutes at the best to start dropping. There is nothing about Candida that is a quick fix.
If you've been fighting Candida for years, you're going to be reading some information you already know. But as you keep reading, you're going to learn things you don't know about how chronic Candida overgrowth affects your body and makes you sick. More importantly, you're going to be introduced to unique products that address these issues and can get you back to health given persistence and time.
For those of you not in this bad of a shape, reading about what chronic Candida overgrowth can do to you may inspire you to deal with Candida in a way that will prevent it from coming back. So that down the road your health doesn't take a sharp change for the worse because Candida has finally overwhelmed your body's defenses.
One of the biggest misconceptions about Candida is that you can take something for a little while, and when you're better, you can consider the Candida gone. Doesn't matter whether it is an anti-fungal drug like nystatin or something natural like garlic.
These may have knocked out enough Candida that your symptoms improve, and your body stays on top of it for a while.
But there will still be Candida hiding out in parts of your body where there is poor circulation and little oxygen. There will still be Candida spores which will bloom when conditions are right.
Your body will still be fighting an unseen battle against Candida in your organs or the spaces between organs. And eventually your immune system gets worn out, your body becomes more acidic, the Candida can't be kept in check any longer, and your symptoms come back, worse than ever. This is the typical pattern. Just the time and intensity change.
Well, let's get started with....

The Candida Yeast Infection Story

One strange aspect of this story is how clueless most doctors are about Candida overgrowth. Or so many many people have told me. I'm not sure why. They can test for it, they have antifungals that work as poorly as most of their other drugs work, yet they miss it. I assume they are not educated about fungal overgrowth and so don't look for it.
I've spoken with thousands of men and women over the last decade who describe a variety of symptoms that their doctor has not been able to help them eliminate. These symptoms include issues such as lack of energy, inability to think clearly, food allergies, chemical sensitivities, low thyroid, low sex drive, recurring sinus infections, skin rashes, poor digestion, bloating, acid reflux, and more. When I ask them to check if they have Candida overgrowth, 99 out of 100 do.
It makes me feel smart. You'd think the doctors would like to feel smart too.
Candida yeast infections are not just a female issue, even though many commonly think of it this way because the vagina is such an easy place for Candida to overgrow. However, it's development starts elsewhere in the body.
Russian researchers speculated that asthma may be caused by Candida overgrowth because the rate of increase in asthma matched the rate of increase in Candida as measured by their testing. In the 1950's studies pegged the amount of Candida overgrowth as being about 15% of the population. Now it is over 70% of the population and still rising.
The story of the cause of this increase is as follows.
Candida are species of yeast that are supposed to be in your intestinal tract in a very small amount. They have a purpose. They have value. They are good. And just like any other species, they will expand their territory if given the chance.
They are naturally antagonistic to the friendly bacteria, and unfriendly bacteria, that comprise most of your intestinal flora. In fact, one of their jobs is to prevent overgrowth of disease causing bad bacteria. They can do so because they are tougher than bacteria. Put an equal amount of both in a room and the Candida are going to come out on top. And they are harder to kill in general.
When conditions are right, 85 percent of the flora in your intestines is your friendly bacteria. The good guys -- the ones you can't really have too much of. When you're friendly bacteria is in this range, those pesky Candida yeast are kept in their place.
So what's happened over the last 60 years that has driven up rates of Candida overgrowth?
1. In the 1950's antibiotics hadn't been around a long time. Their use was relatively small back then compared to now. Antibiotics work on bacteria. They will kill your friendly bacteria along with bad bacteria. But not yeast. At least not most of them. When your friendly bacteria are killed off, and the Candida yeast in your intestines aren't, the Candida yeast have a lot of room to overgrow, and they do.
2. Antibiotics are fed in huge quantities to cattle on feedlots and in dairies, meat pigs, and non organic meat chickens. Many of these antibiotics make their way into the meat or the milk they produce, and you consume them when you eat non-organic animal protein. This chronically reduces the amount of friendly bacteria in your intestines.
3. Sugar and refined carbohydrate consumption has surged since the 1950's and these are Candida's favorite foods. These refined carbohydrates also reduce the amount of friendly bacteria you have. This creates an imbalance of too few friendly bacteria and too much Candida. Sugar also weakens the immune system, and the immune system can't keep do as good a job of keeping Candida in check.
4. There has been a huge increase in exposure to other drugs, especially birth control pills,vaccines, pesticides, herbicides, chemicals and more, over this time frame. The Candida yeast do a better job of surviving this onslaught of toxins than your friendly bacteria do. In addition, the environment in your body, including the immune system response, weakens.
All of this ultimately destroys much of the friendly flora and weakens the immune system so that the oxygen-loving Candida yeast begin to flourish and overgrow in the intestinal tract. At this time they put on their traveling legs and morph into anaerobic Candida fungi. No longer needing an oxygen-rich blood supply, the fungi are able to exist anywhere in the body.

Candida Overgrowth in Babies

The worst cases of Candida overgrowth may not involve antibiotics at all. These are the cases where a baby picks up Candida from its mother as it is being born. Babies are supposed to pick up the mother's friendly flora in the birth canal to jump start the development of their friendly flora. If their mother has Candida overgrowth, the baby picks up Candida fungi instead of friendly bacteria.
Having an immature immune system and barely any friendly bacteria to fight Candida, the baby basically enters the world with Candida overgrowth. If born via C-section, the baby is still likely to pick up Candida from nursing, from kissing, from sharing food.
Not only does this set them up for the many chronic health issues that Candida can cause if it is allowed to overgrow, it also makes the baby much more likely to develop autism or any of the autism spectrum disorders. Especially if the baby also receives vaccinations as these are highly toxic, and again, the baby is not able to eliminate toxins efficiently if suffers from Candida overgrowth. It is already too toxic.
As more and more women develop Candida, more and more babies will be born with it. Fortunately, it is much easier to eliminate in infants than in adults.

Candida Fungal Overgrowth Spreads
Throughout Your Body

Initially, Candida fungi are overgrown in the intestinal tract. There, the toxic waste they chemically produce (acetylaldahyde, the same chemical that causes a hangover), irritates and weakens the intestinal wall. Candida fungi have tiny "legs" which, as the intestinal wall becomes damaged, are able to "drill" holes in the intestinal wall, leading to poor digestion and "leaky gut syndrome".
These holes enable Candida to travel throughout the body, over time establishing themselves systemically. They can colonize organs, your brain, any place that may have a weakened environment making it an easy target to colonize. Depending on where these weaknesses are, Candida produces different symptoms as it colonizes different areas in each person..
As they don't need oxygen, they can move out of the circulation system to spots where the immune system, herbs and other Candida killers cannot get to. This protects them from Candida killers which may reduce Candida overgrowth in spots with good circulation -- and enable Candida to spread back into those spots once you stop the Candida killing program.

It's The Environment Inside Your Body
That Must Be Brought Back To Health

The toxins Candida produce cause your body to become more acidic. This results in poor oxygenation. The immune system becomes weaker as it fights an ongoing and losing battle against Candida overgrowth. Plus it is also responsible for helping to eliminate toxins, so becomes overworked in yet another way.
The Candida have created an environment in the body that ensures their survival. It doesn't help that the typical foods we eat create this same, too acidic environment, with low oxygenation. And feed Candida to boot. Or that all the toxins and chemicals we are exposed to do the same. They may not feed the Candida, but they create a Candida favorable environment.
So it doesn't usually do much good when you take a Candida killer, or a bunch of them. Or even probiotics. Unless you are also working to repair the environment, to get the immune system working better. Those herbs or drugs kill a bunch of Candida, but don't change the environment, and the remaining Candida, the ones hiding out -- out of circulation and the oxygenation zones in your body -- grow back into the same spots where the Candida had been killed.
The relief to the immune system when a bunch of Candida have been killed may be enough to keep the Candida in check for some time. Maybe not. But even if it is, down the road it will weaken from its constant battle against Candida. And your Candida symptoms show up again, and will be harder to get rid of the second or third time around.
You've got to be working on the overall environment, supporting the immune system so that it can stay on top of the Candida, you need to be dealing with the Candida in those hard to get at spots, and you need to be dealing with Candida spores so that they don't bloom again when the time is right.

Candida Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome
Which Leads To Food Allergies

The leaky gut caused by the Candida fungus as they start their journey throughout your body, allows partially digested food to enter the bloodstream. before it is supposed to. This food is not able to be used by your cells, so your immune system must get rid of that food. Over time, this cause the development of food allergies, as your immune system begins to over-respond to those foods in an inflammatory response. Food allergies are a sure sign of having a leaky gut, and thus, of Candida overgrowth.
Folks with serious, long term Candida overgrowth may be allergic to most foods.
As the immune system becomes more and more out of balance and sensitive, it starts to respond to many other chemicals with an allergic response, and multiple chemical sensitivities develop. That's when you find it hard to leave the house because everything effects you, or so it seems.

Chronic Candida Overgrowth Causes
Adrenal Fatigue and Low Thyroid

Candida yeast loves sugar, excreting chemicals that cause you to crave sugars and all types of carbohydrates. Of course, as the yeast digests the food sugars before your body can use them, your cravings can also be caused by low blood sugar levels.
During the nighttime, when you are fasting, the Candida have plenty of time to be consuming your blood sugar. To compensate for this lack of sugar, your adrenals have to work extra hard, eventually leading to adrenal fatigue. (The acetylaldahyde Candida produce also causes fatigue.)
The thyroid gland is linked with the adrenal glands. As the adrenal glands wear down, the thyroid gland also starts to perform poorly, leading to decreased temperature regulation and low metabolism.

Why Women Have More Severe Candida Overgrowth

About 2/3s of all Candida overgrowth occurs in women (if we consider the population of people over 15 years of age). As both men and women are equally exposed to antibiotics, this increase lies somewhat with the use of birth control pills, but primarily with Candida's fondness for progesterone.
Candida likes to eat progesterone. So what does it do?
It blocks estrogen receptors so that estrogen can't lock into them, It further disrupts the endocrine system by binding to estrogen, preventing it from being used properly by the body. Why does Candida do this?
Because estrogen and progesterone "teeter-totter" -- low estrogen levels cause high progesterone levels. So by creating low estrogen levels in your body, Candida causes progesterone levels to be elevated, providing more and more fuel for itself.
Women often have flare-ups coinciding with their period - a time when progesterone levels are higher. By the way, there are two types of estrogen -- alpha estrogen produced by the female organs, and beta estrogen produced by the adrenal glands. Both men and women need and produce beta estrogen. Not only are these beta estrogens inhibited by Candida, but the adrenal fatigue caused by the Candida overgrowth will result in even lower beta estrogen production.
So male hormones will suffer too, with low beta estrogen and low testosterone. These imbalances need to be corrected, but as men naturally produce much less progesterone than women, they do not supply such a readily available food source for the Candida. Thus, out- of-control Candida overgrowth affects more women than men.

Candida Spores.... The Main Reason Candida Keeps Coming Back

There are lots of good Candida killers: Anti-fungal drugs like Nystatin and Diflucan, herbs like Pau D'Arco, Olive Leaf Extract, Oregano Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, coconut-based Caprylic acid. These all do an excellent job of killing Candida.
So why is Candida so hard to get rid of?
Candida fungi can mutate to become immune to both anti-fungal herbs as well as anti-fungal drugs. The more complex the anti-fungal herb or drug is, the easier Candida can mutate, rendering them no longer effective. Initially, the drug may kill a good portion of the Candida, but this leaves an empty space which Candida likes to rapidly refill.
But something else happens too. Actually, two things.
Every time anti-fungal herbs are taken, the yeast will go dormant to survive, burrowing deeply into the tissues where the drugs or herbs can’t reach -- remember, they don't need an oxygen supply in which to live. They can also go dormant and "hide" to avoid an activated immune system response.
So, initially, after taking high doses of nystatin or herbs, it may seem as though your Candida infection is gone -- when, in reality, it is not. Even the blood can appear free of Candida, as it lies wait in the tissues, sometimes even forming dense masses, which can’t easily be penetrated.
Secondly, when you attack Candida, it is stimulated to release spores.The production of spores is how fungi and mold reproduce. Candida tend to fight back when they are being attacked, assuring their survival by releasing spores, which can lodge anywhere in body, awaiting just the right conditions to reactivate. They remain "dormant" so long as they sense the immune cells trying to attack. As spores, they tend to attract only a minor response from the immune system, dragging out the condition for years.
The typical scenario: You go on a strict Candida diet, take Candida killing supplements and lots of probiotics, boost the immune system too. And notice symptoms clearing up (though still plagued with food allergies.) Eventually, you stop taking your anti-Candida supplements or drugs, go off the diet, and boom, in a relatively short while, the condition has returned.
Those pesky Candida spores are the primary culprit.

The Two Reasons Most Anti-Candida Products Ultimately Fail

The short and simple answer is that Candida effects so many areas of your body that taking simple Candida killers and probiotics, going on the diet, just won’t get the job done. Almost all Candida fighters, except for a couple covered here, don’t kill Candida that hides in your body outside of the circulatory system. Nor do they deal with the spores.
This is not to say that if your Candida is not too bad, you can’t take something that knocks out a bunch of Candida and gives your body enough of an edge so that it continues to be able to keep the Candida in check. At least for a while.
However there would still be plenty of Candida that wasn’t killed. At the very least this would include Candida that was hiding out of circulation. Spores too that bloom when the time is right. In fact, I've heard that spores bloom in the spring and the fall.
These remaining Candida require your immune system to be in an activated state -- continually keeping this Candida in check. They are making your body more acidic and toxic. And at some point your immune system and detoxification system start to become worn out from all this extra work and fail to keep up with the overgrowth.
This causes your health to deteriorate. May be not noticeably at first. But you won’t be as healthy as you would have been. Then maybe you experience extra stress and wipes out the immune system. Or you binge on junk food -- and boom your Candida has overgrown a lot, your interior and cellular environment has gone to pot, and you’re developing even more symptoms.
It will be worse than before.
Many many people with chronic Candida overgrowth went through this process, knowingly or unknowingly, in the first few years after Candida overgrew. Now they are not able to easily get back on top of Candida and be stable for a while.
Fundamentally, they/you are not able to do so because the Candida fighters are either too inadequate or limited. Here’s how.
These herbal and medical Candida fighters include garlic, oregano oil, other essential oils, olive leaf extract, pau de arco, caprylic acid, coconut oil, grapefruit seed extract, Diflucan, Nystatin, and anything similar. They all have several limitations that ultimately cause them to fail at effectively dealing with Candida overgrowth.
Candida are able to adjust to the chemicals these herbs and drugs use. So that while many are effective at first, the longer you use them, the less effective they become. The way around this is to rotate them. Use a different herb or oil every 4 days.
They will become more effective when used this way, but still have a couple of major limitations.
They do little to support the overall internal environment of the body. It is important to do more than just kill the Candida. You need to improve and change the overall body environment so that Candida can’t continue to grow in it.
They only work on Candida that are in parts of the body that are accessible by the circulatory system, or directly as in the intestinal tract.
They do not deal with the spores Candida fungi produce.
As a result of the relative ineffectiveness of these herbs and remedies, Candida often comes back fairly quickly once you stop using these remedies.

Probiotics Are Important, But Limited, In Their Ability To Deal With Candida Overgrowth

Replacing the friendly bacteria in your intestinal tract is one of the primary actions that needs to happen when you are dealing with Candida. After all, it was the lack of friendly bacteria, most likely killed off by antibiotics, that allowed the Candida to overgrow in the first place.
Unfortunately, most probiotics do a poor job at dealing with Candida -- even the Candida that are located in your intestinal tract. The Candida is tougher than most friendly bacteria are as Candida are bacteria fighters. I’ve talked to many people over the years who were taking many billions of units of friendly bacteria and experiencing minimal improvement.
Ten years ago I started recommending the use of Soil Based Organisms to knock out Candida. These soil based organisms not only killed Candida directly, they also stimulated the immune system response and were more aggressive than probiotics.
Unfortunately, SBO's did not work quickly, and required a very large number of capsules to get good results. Even though we still recommend them for some conditions, they never get my recommendation for use in fighting Candida overgrowth.
Interestingly, for years they were heavily marketed on the internet for Candida. But no more. They just didn’t work well enough.
When ThreeLac was first introduced to the USA, it proved to be wildly popular and was helping people better than the usual Candida-fighting herbs and probiotics. I began recommending it, and thus began my real education into the nature of Candida.
At that point I still had no idea how tough Candida was to eliminate. There was a testimony of someone getting over Candida in 11 days, or so they claimed, so it was being marketed as a product that would eliminate Candida fast.
As it turned out, this person with the fast results had been using many other supplements and drugs to hit the Candida -- ThreeLac had helped to finish it off. And as usual, this person found that she needed to continue using ThreeLac to keep the Candida under control. The overgrowth hadn't been eliminated from the body, but was there ready to come back at the first opportunity.
ThreeLac has also been marketed as something that can be used without having to go on a strict diet. As usual, if something sounds too good to be true, it most likely is not as good as it made out to be.
Being on an anti-Candida diet is always a help because you are not feeding the Candida as much of their favorite foods, so they don’t grow as fast. If you are overwhelming the Candida with a host of good Candida fighters, then you may be able to get away without being on a strict diet, but your progress will be slower.
At the time, ThreeLac did work better than other anti-Candida supplements, and was my main Candida product for years. It is still extensively marketed for Candida. While it helped many people improve, it was incapable of knocking out Candida.
And no wonder. Probiotic supplements work primarily in the intestinal tract. ThreeLac does have some lemon juice powder that does help alkalize the body -- but that is a very minor action, probably equivalent to drinking the juice of less than half a lemon a day. Naturally probiotics can, if they are formulated correctly, fight off Candida that have overgrown in the intestinal tract. They can also help the immune system become stronger.
Working and living in the intestinal tract, they can’t deal effectively with the Candida fungus that are living elsewhere in the body. They certainly can’t deal with Candida that are hiding in your body -- out of the circulatory system. Nor does ThreeLac or any probiotic have the ability to handle Candida spores.
We had short term success with ThreeLac, though we also had many returns. (Now I get very few returns.) More importantly, Candida, yeast, thrush symptoms would come back all too soon once ThreeLac was stopped.
How could this not happen when you are using a probiotic as the main weapon to fight Candida. It has a limited area of effectiveness -- in your intestinal tract -- while Candida can be living throughout your body.
Another limitation ThreeLac has is its inability to actually recolonize the intestinal tract. The friendly bacteria it uses are not meant to colonize and grow in your GI tract. They are meant to fight Candida there, and die after a few days.
ThreeLac's sister product FiveLac contains a couple of strains of probiotics that do colonize the intestinal tract, but their quantities are not significant enough to be effective. You need many more strains, and more of each strain, to have an effective probiotic.
Our experience is that FiveLac is not even as effective as ThreeLac is.
ThreeLac has had enough marketing success that competing products have been developed that are marketed online as being better than ThreeLac.
TheraLac -- Does a better job of recolonizing the intestinal tract than ThreeLac, or FiveLac, but does not contain near as good Candida fighters as ThreeLac does. So overall, they are about equal in overall effectiveness but are focused on different actions. ThreeLac for fighting Candida, TheraLac for recolonizing. With only 5 strains of friendly bacteria, it is also a bit too limited in what gets colonized.
Symbion is a copy of ThreeLac, using the same stains of friendly bacteria as ThreeLac. It may or may not have as good a delivery system as the delivery system is not even discussed on the website, though you have to assume it is not as good as ThreeLac in this matter or they'd be talking it up. Symbion also make a claim to alkalize the body, but ThreeLac does a better job with its added lemon juice powder which Symbion does not have. Their claim that Symbion causes less die off may be true. It is likely that Symbion doesn't work near as well as ThreeLac so doesn't cause as much die off. As with ThreeLac, the friendly bacteria in it do a poor job of colonizing the intestinal tract.
XtraLac is another copy of ThreeLac that looks very good -- until you look more closely. ThreeLac's most important Candida fighting bacteria is enterococcus faecalis. What XtraLac did was to use a similarly named but not near as powerful or expensive bacteria, enterococcus faecium. So while XtraLac has a number of good points, turns out that it is not near as good overall at fighting Candida as the company would like you to think. And not near as good as ThreeLac.
Syntol is another probiotic who manufacturer makes a claim of it being highly effective for Candida. It also contains enzymes to kill Candida. So does work on Candida throughout the body.
Its micro-encapsulated, acid resistant capsules, are not as important as the marketers of those types of probiotics would like you to believe. If you take unprotected probiotics on an empty stomach, half an hour or so before a meal, maybe 20% is lost to the stomach environment. If the probiotic has ingredients and energetic instructions telling the bacteria in it to colonize faster and to cooperate better, as only TotalFlora15 does, that 20% is easily made up.
Being a combination product, with limited capsule size, Syntol cannot contain as many friendly bacteria or enzymes as separate products would. For example, it only supplies 3 billion colonizing units per capsule. Much less than TotalFlora15's 15 billion units per capsule. And it doesn't contain near as many enzymes as strictly enzyme products do. How could it? The claim that Syntol is particularly effective because the bloodstream was clear of Candida after 45 days is meaningless as any good enzyme formulation taken to fight Candida can do the same thing. An enzyme formulation with even more enzymes should work even faster.
The bloodstream is the first part of the body, after the intestines, that enzymes work on. Cleaning the bloodstream has no bearing on how much Candida there is throughout the body, in organs, spaces between organs, and so on. But the study certainly sounds good.
What may seem like small changes can make a big difference. Years ago when I decided to offer more effective products to fight Candida than what I had been offering with ThreeLac, I asked my suppliers to make a better probiotic. They came up with TotalFlora15. It works better than similar high dosage, multiple strain probiotic formulas because of just a few improvements.
In our experience it fights Candida as effectively in the intestinal tract as ThreeLac does, and recolonizes much much better as it supplies billions and billions more recolonizing bacteria than FiveLac. ThreeLac supplies no colonizing bacteria at all. And now TotalFlora15 is energized to work even better.
However, we never suggest using TotalFlora15 or any other probiotic as the primary supplement to deal with Candida because probiotics don't deal with Candida throughout the body. They work in the intestinal tract only, and while they can help the immune system get on top of the Candida residing all over your body, which it is doing when you have had the overgrowth for even a few years, It doesn't do an effective job at dealing with this systemic Candida overgrowth. Probiotics certainly can't handle Candida hiding out in the body outside the circulatory system, and they don't deal with Candida spores.
What amazes me is the number of internet websites promoting one product for fighting Candida. I suppose there are plenty of people looking for a quick fix who haven't yet understood how hard it is to eliminate Candida overgrowth. Who can be fooled into believing that a not so great product that wouldn't even make my list of the top 3 or 4 supplements for fighting Candida, would knock out their Candida. Quickly.
I know I had no idea at first as to how difficult a task it is to eliminate Candida overgrowth.
Those sites prey on people who don't know better. Besides the probiotic sites promoting themselves as being able to take care of Candida, there are a couple of sites promoting an enzyme product as being just about all you need to beat Candida. Based on my experience, there's no way that can be true.

Enzymes That Fight Candida

There are a number of enzyme formulations on the market that feature cellulase, hemicellulase, and some with protease's too, to fight Candida. They do a decent job and tend to produce less die-off than most Candida killers. Especially if there is plenty of protease to digest the debris. A common one found in health food stores is Candex. It does not contain protease. Candisol, Candidase, Renew Life Candizyme, Syntol, YST Management are some of the more popular ones on the internet.
Unfortunately, in our experience enzyme products designed to fight Candida are relatively ineffective at fighting Candida. Out of the 4 main products I've had developed to fight Candida, all working in slightly different ways, and all fighting Candida throughout the body, not just in the intestinal tract, the enzyme product was the least effective. Like chitin synthesis inhibitors, they work on the cell walls of Candida, and Candida has a fairly good cell wall repair mechanism that limits the effectiveness of these enzymes and chitin inhibitors.
CandElim, Silver 9.0 Plus and CandiClear5 are all significantly more powerful. Of course, being powerful, they do create die-off, and if you must reduce die-off as much as possible, because you can't handle it at all, then you need to first consider using a few products that will work better for you.
One such product is CandXPel, our energetic based Candida fighter that does not produce die off, or very little.
Of course, there are many other issues that need to be addressed if you wish to bring yourself back to health, and not just temporarily feel better. Candida causes far too many problems for any one product to be the solution.
But if you need to just do one product, make it a product like CandElim, that is designed to handle the Candida spores, and will deal with Candida that are out of the circulation system. Enzymes and all those other Candida fighters cannot deal with either of these.

Chitin Synthesis Inhibitors

There has been a lot of marketing lately on using chitin synthesis inhibitors for Candida. They do a decent job. Chitin is what fungi produce to make their cell membrane. Helps to protect the Candida from the immune system.
Chitin's immune system protection for Candida is not complete as they'd like you to think, but by disrupting the ability of Candida to produce chitin, Candida's membrane does deteriorate and it is easier to kill.
As with the other herbal formulas and medicines, the ingredient that disrupts chitin synthesis does not get to the Candida that are hiding outside the circulatory system.
And they don't do anything to deal with the Candida spores.
So maybe you are able to get on top of the Candida overgrowth by knocking out a good bit of the overgrowth, or maybe, as it often happens, the Candida will come back fairly quickly when the spores bloom or when the Candida out of the circulatory system move back into the rest of the body once the treatment is stopped.
Chitin Synthase Enzymes are used to produce the chitin. If you can stop their action and production, Candida won't be able to produce chitin. We have seen over the years how the energetic instructions we put in various elixirs are capable of turning on or turning off production of enzymes and hormones.
So as this chitin synthesis inhibition is valuable in fighting Candida, not great, but valuable to do, we added energetic frequency instructions to CandElim, Silver 9.0 Plus and CandXPel to stop production of all Chitin Synthase Enzymes. Because frequency enhancing has proven itself very capable of regulating production of enzymes, the production of enzymes needed to synthesize chitin will be significantly inhibited when you use CandElim, Silver 9.0 Plus or CandXPel, almost as much as if you were taking a chitin inhibitor.
These instructions could actually be more powerful than taking a Chitin Synthesis Inhibitor supplement because they will work on the Candida that are hiding outside the circulatory system. So there is no need to spend money purchasing a separate chitin synthase inhibitor supplement when using any of these three supplements.
The vibration frequencies of their instructions, turning off the ability to produce the chitin synthase enzymes, work throughout the whole body. They are not limited by the circulatory system.
Better still, there are many other ways CandElim, Silver 9.0 Plus and CandXPel fight Candida overgrowth. More on this later.

Common Sense About The Candida Diet

There is a lot of information online about the Candida diet. How you must go on a strict diet to eliminate Candida. You can spend money on ebooks promoting the diet as the primary means of defeating Candida. Or buy products being promoted as not needing the diet to work. If it sounds to good to be true, it is.
Unfortunately, doing the diet is never going to eliminate Candida overgrowth. Candida can exist too long without eating much, they can eat protein and other nutrients. They've got their spores just waiting for the right opportunity to bloom. If you are trying to deal with Candida primarily with the diet, or the diet and just the ordinary herbs and anti-Candida formulas, it just doesn't work.
Candida remains in your system -- and when you get off the diet, back it regrows.
Unfortunately, being on the diet is important -- if you want to bring your Candida overgrowth under control with any speed at all. It makes no sense to be taking actions to be killing Candida, to be changing the environment of the body to a state where Candida doesn't overgrow, while at the same time feeding your Candida its favorite fast foods for fast growth.
Common sense about the Candida diet falls somewhere in between the extreme diet recommendations where you exist on meat and green vegetables and that's about all -- and the folks who say you don't need to diet at all.
If you are taking actions that are effective at reducing Candida overgrowth, like the supplements I have, especially the CandElim and Silver 9.0 Plus that will also work on Candida spores and the Candida that are hiding out in parts of your body that have little or no circulation, then you can stick to a few diet basics. These are:
  • Stay away from all types of sugars and also refined carbohydrates. Candida eats sugars and these provide just what they want.
  • All grains break down fairly quickly into sugars. Flour breaks down faster than whole grains like rice. So try to stick to whole cooked grains when eating grains, or at least a low glycemic bread like Ezekiel bread. If you do indulge, take extra amounts of Candida fighters. After all, you would have just feed the Candida, so go ahead and knock them out a little bit faster.
  • The best fruits to eat are sour fruits like grapefruit, sour tangerines, lemons, and also berries.
  • If a food sets off flare-ups, stay away from it.
  • Until you eliminate your allergies with the best allergy elimination kit I know of, or the Neuroliminal Training CD for Candida, stay away from food you are allergic to.
"I have followed your advice and purchased The Allergy Kit together with CandElim.
The Allergy Kit has helped tremendously with the side-effects of the detox.
I also think that my Candida is more under control now."   Agnies

The Top Supplements Needed To Reverse Candida Overgrowth

Unlike most Candida sites which just recommend a few products at the most, I'm going to suggest supplements that will help you deal with any and every issue that you may need to address.
First though, I will cover the very top Candida products. You could just use them. However, you will more rapidly deal with the many symptoms and health issues that come from Candida overgrowth, if you also use the supplements that help you deal with each particular issue.
Eliminating Candida won't be fast. Anyone who tells you it will be either doesn't understand what goes on with Candida, or is just trying to sell you a dream that can't happen. Some people will be able to improve quickly, but to get the health of your body improved to the point where Candida won't overgrow in it -- takes time.
"This is my 6th month of the treatment, but most of the time I was only able to take a minimum recommended dose. My spit test was perfect two month ago, and many of my symptoms cleared completely (foggy head, urinary tract, puffy, itchy eyes, stomach burning), but there are still some signs on my toe nails.

Last month I was able to increase the dose to 2 bottles of CandElim and 2 to 3 of TF15. I also added Immune Force and plan to take it for at least a year.
"Hi Robert,
"I'm about to finish my 2nd month of your Candida products and I'm definitely feeling better. Thanks! I know I still have a ways to go."
Shawn M.
And the right products....
To effectively deal with Candida, you have to make sure you take care of one fundamental issue. If you don't do so, there is NO chance that you are going to be able to effectively eliminate Candida overgrowth in your body.
If you don't deal with this, Candida will, sooner or later, come back. You must...
Use A Candida Supplement That Can Deal With Candida Spores
And Candida Hiding Outside Circulation Pathways
If the Candida spores aren't eliminated, they will bloom into a new Candida overgrowth the first chance they get (or every Spring and Fall) -- and your Candida will come back. Again and again.
You also need something that is effective against the Candida fungus that have migrated to areas of your body where there is little circulation. Herbs, medicines, oxygen, all the typical anti-Candida supplements travel through the circulatory system. Probiotics don't even get this far. They cannot deal with this Candida that reside outside the circulatory system.
Even if the Candida supplements you are taking knock out most of the Candida in your body, the Candida in your body overgrows again. This happens because the Candida hiding outside the circulatory system (think of them as hibernating Candida) will recolonize the rest of your body at some point.
Usually this happens after you stop using those Candida remedies because you are feeling better. Or when you stop the diet. The “hibernating” Candida wait till the time is right -- then spread throughout your body.
And of course, the spores do the same in a different manner.
The other anti-Candida products, the Candida protocols most natural practitioners recommend, NEVER cover this issue. They don't have anything for it.
And it is why their products and regimens don't work long term. For most folks, they don't get the job done -- because they can't.
The key to working on Candida spores and Candida that exist outside circulation pathways is to use energetic vibrational remedies that work throughout the entire body, and even inside Candida spores.
These remedies come in the form of frequency enhanced water with additional ingredients that supercharge the effects of the energies.
This works because water picks up the vibrational frequencies that it is exposed to. By this we mean that it subtly vibrates at the frequencies it is exposed to. Water in your body picks up those frequencies. In this way the vibrational frequencies will work throughout the body -- as all cells, Candida and spores contain water. So the anti-Candida vibrational frequencies go throughout the entire body, including areas outside the circulatory system, and even work on something nothing else deals with, Candida spores.
In addition, these energetics supercharge the ingredients in them. This enables them to better eliminate Candida in the circulation pathways where herbs and minerals and essential oils operate.
The supplements using these energetic instructions, frequency vibrations, that gradually eliminate Candida outside circulation pathways -- and deactivate Candida spores. So that over time, these sources of re-infection will be eliminated too.
This gives you the possibility of eliminating all Candida overgrowth.
We have three supplements that use energetic instruction to the body to fight Candida everywhere in the body and to deactivate Candida spores. The most important of these is....

CandElim -- (Now With Instructions to Inhibit Synthesis of Chitin)

CandElim's Candida fighting ability is superb. The testimonies on this site feature CandElim because it has been helping people better than any other supplement ever has.
CandElim fights Candida in many ways.
1. CandElim uses herbs, essential oils and more combined with a set of vibrational frequency energetic instructions encoded into the water using unique proprietary technology. These energetics disrupt and kill Candida and other pathogens. Throughout the body. Outside the circulatory system.
2. These instructions also boost the immune system response so that it will more effectively fight Candida.
3. The vibrational frequencies gradually deactivate and destroy Candida spores throughout the body.
4. Plus they supercharge the Candida destroying essential oils and herbal extracts in CandElim. The frequencies prevent Candida from adjusting to the herbs in it -- enabling them to work effectively for a long time.
5. Instructions in CandElim (and CandXPel) stop production of the chitin synthase enzymes needed for the Candida to produce chitin. And to stop repair of damaged chitin. Consequently the chitin cell membrane of Candida will become damaged and weak. And...
The immune system and the anti-Candida herbs and oils in CandElim will be able to more easily and effectively deal with Candida overgrowth.
The energetic frequency instructions make the oils and herbs in CandElim work much more effectively than they do on their own, without the instructions.
6. CandElim also kills Candida, bad bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens -- with the focus on Candida.
7. CandElim carries sets of instructions to aid the detoxification process -- so that die-off will not be as bad as it could be.
What sets CandElim apart from other Candida fighters: The frequencies it, Silver 9.0 Plus and CandXPel carry to your body deactivate Candida spores, and gradually eliminate Candida hiding out in parts of the body which the immune system, herbs, oils, extracts and other Candida remedies cannot access.
CandElim is a proprietary blend of the following:
Frequency Enhanced Purified Water,
Herbal Extracts of: Olive Leaf, Magnolia-Officialis, Yucca, Astragalus Root, Pau D'Arco, and Dandelion Root.
Flower Essences of: Larch, Pine, Oak, Redwood.
Pure Organic Essential Oils of: Cedarwood (Thuja), Clove Stem, Fir Needle, Juniper Berry, Lemon Grass, Oregano, Pine, Spruce, Peppermint, Cinnamon Bark, Orange, Lemon.
Minerals: Volcanic origin ORMUS, Humic and Fulvic Minerals.

Typically just one bottle of CandElim a month is enough to gradually knock out the Candida. (Of course, you also need to get your friendly bacteria back into shape.) More can be taken to be more vigorous in going after the Candida yeast overgrowth. Up to 3 bottles a month is effective.
A bottle supplies approximately 30 drops a day for a month. Taken directly in the mouth and held for a minute, or put in a liquid and drunk right down. Take once a day with a meal.
When using two or three bottles a month, take the full dose two or three times a day with meals. CandElim is very easy to take.
As CandElim is powerful, and as die-off symptoms occur when you rapidly kill Candida, start with a low dose. Typically starting with 6 drops once a day works well.
But if even this dosage seems to cause too much die-off, reduce to using two or three drops once a day to start with, and gradually increase every few days or so. Go by how you feel.
There are many issues that need to be dealt with when you've had chronic Candida overgrowth. It negatively impacts your health in many many ways.

The three fundamentals issues are to eliminate the Candida overgrowth throughout the body, to deactivate or kill the Candida spores, and to replenish the friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract so that you have a thriving colony of healthy bacteria that will prevent the Candida from overgrowing again.

Candida yeast will always be in your intestinal tract as it is supposed to be there, in a very small amount.
In our experience, CandElim is the best product to use for Candida overgrowth.
A close second is the new....

Silver 9.0 Plus

I've researched and sold silver products for years, and until now they've never worked well enough on Candida overgrowth to include in a protocol fighting Candida yeast infections.
Then we found a company that had devised a way to integrate a specially processed colloidal silver into a highly alkaline OH water, 9.0 in pH. The high pH makes the colloidal silver much more powerful. Not only for killing bacteria, viruses, mycoplasma, and some parasites, but also for Candida.
It works so strongly we had to bring it in.
With some tweaks.
First, small amounts of Oregano and Olive Leaf extracts are added to bump up effectiveness by approximately 8%.
Secondly, as we do with CandElim, CandXPel, and TotalFlora15, a set of energetic vibrational frequencies are added to Silver 9.0 Plus to boost effectiveness even more, approximately 30% in our testing. A very big jump indeed.
Overall, Silver 9.0 Plus is approximately 400% better than ordinary colloidal or ionic silver supplements.
The energetic frequencies improve the ability of the body to detoxify, helping to reduce die-off symptoms. They accelerate the healing process of the body too.
In addition some of the frequencies directly disrupt and kill Candida, other fungi and molds, viruses, bad bacteria and mycoplasma, while others aid the action of the colloidal silver to do the same.
Better still, they deactivate and kill Candida fungus and mold spores, which as you read is the key issue when it comes to stopping the regrowth of Candida infections.
Silver 9.0 Plus is pleasant to taste. For an adult the optimal dosage is 2 teaspoons in a glass of water on an empty stomach -- three times a day. The quart sized bottle supplies this dosage for a month. $89.95  Smaller sizes are available for young children.

Other top Candida killing supplements are the Parasite Elixir and CandiClear5 which eliminate parasites along with Candida, and to provide detoxification help too, or CandXPel to work on reducing Candida overgrowth without stimulating as much die off as the others do.
You need to use a probiotic to replenish your intestinal bacteria. Unfortunately...
We have noticed that most probiotics don't work well at fighting Candida. With most probiotics, Candida is tougher than they are and wipes them out.
Some powerful probiotics like ThreeLac and soil based organisms do not recolonize the intestinal tract. They die out in a few days. They have benefits, but you have to get friendly bacteria recolonized in the intestinal tract to keep the Candida from growing back.


TotalFlora15 is the best probiotic formula we have found for fighting Candida. Unlike most probiotics, it is a powerful Candida killer. Better still, it does an excellent job of recolonizing the intestinal tract with billions of friendly bacteria, even in the presence of yeast.
Proper re-colonization requires the action of many types of friendly bacteria -- a few strains on their own can not do enough to fight Candida successfully -- they simply get overwhelmed and die out.
TotalFlora15 brings together the most widely accepted groups of probiotics - the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species. These are known to work together synergistically, maintaining an ideal balance of "good" bacteria within your digestive tract.
One key to why TotalFlora15 works better than other probiotics at fighting Candida is the Streptococcus Thermophilus in it. This is a highly-versatile fast-acting strain of friendly bacteria which acts as a free radical scavenger. It works hand in hand with the 10 strains of Lactobacillus and four from the Bifidobacterium family.
This ideal mixture "kick-starts" a good bacterial bloom thus promoting healthy intestinal function and strengthening your immune system to inhibit Candida overgrowth.
The other key is the unique and proprietary laser technology that infuses the TotalFlora15 bacteria with instructions in the form of energetic frequency vibrations. These are specifically designed to activate the friendly bacteria in TotalFlora15 and instruct them to attack and kill Candida yeast and other fungal and bad bacteria overgrowth in the intestinal tract.
The frequencies also instruct the 15 strains of bacteria to colonize better.
Plus, these energies even tell them to kill any genetically modified organisms in the guts. As we are exposed to more and more genetically modified foods, this ability will become vital to maintaining health.
Studies are already showing that genetically modified bacteria are growing in our guts and those of animals. A huge increase in sterility is now being observed in cows and bulls which is now proven to be caused by these organisms.
Each capsule also contains a small supply of Ascorbic Acid which keeps the bacteria viable in the bottle by maintaining the best pH. Once it is exposed in the intestines, this ascorbic acid helps modify the growing environment there making it more suitable for the blooming of good bacteria.
There are 60 capsules in a bottle. Two capsules supply approximately 30 Billion viable cells. It works best to use 4 capsules per day until your intestinal tract has returned to good health. This generally takes 6 months.
Ingredients: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium longum Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus lactis, Lactobacillus paracasei, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus bulgaricus lyoferm, Lactobacillus sporogenes, Lactobacillus brevis. Other ingredients: Rice starch, Ascorbic Acid.    There are 60 Capsules per bottle.   $54.95 each
CandElim and Silver 9.0 Plus are the top Candida elimination supplements to use.
If you are already using a good probiotic and have plenty of it on your shelves, these are the two fundamentals to get.
If you aren't stocked up on probiotics....
TotalFlora15 is the other basic fundamental to use. You've got to get your friendly bacteria built back up.
If you can afford to get only a couple of supplements, and you need to get a probiotic like TotalFlora15, the other product to get is CandElim for fighting the Candida and their spores.
If you have additional viral, bacterial or mycoplasma infections, instead go with the Silver 9.0 Plus. It is almost as good as CandElim is for Candida, and is better for dealing with these other infections.
Both are best.
If you are just getting a couple of supplements and need to make one of them a probiotic, typically work up to using 1 or 2 bottles a month of CandElim or 1 quart of Silver 9.0 Plus and use 2 bottles a month of TotalFlora15.

For children five years or older, only one bottle a month of TotalFlora15 may be needed. For them a bottle of CandElim could last several months as not as much will be needed.
(Infants and children under three should use CandXPel and Biotic Boost -- water based elixirs that we will cover shortly.)
To help you get CandElim and TotalFlora15 at a reduced cost, get the CandElim and TotalFlora15 Combo.
CandElim and TotalFlora15 Combo - Minimal has one of each -- for children or maybe to start with if you know you'll need to work up slowly to a full dose. $92.45 -- saving about $13.
CandElim and TotalFlora15 Combo -- Basic gives you 1 CandElim and 2 TotalFlora15 for $139.45 -- saving over $20.
CandElim and TotalFlora15 Combo -- Vigorous gives you 2 CandElim and 3 TotalFlora15 for $219.95 -- saving about $30.
You can order these, Silver 9.0 Plus and other Candida supplements mentioned below on the Candida page of our shopping cart.
There are some new combo specials that incorporate both CandElim, Silver 9.0 Plus and other important Candida supplements.
Or Call To Order: 800-832-9755 from the US, Canada, UK and Australia.
With the energetic vibrational frequency instructions we put into TotalFlora15, telling the friendly bacteria to co-operate together -- to recolonize and to fight Candida better, it is easily the best probiotic you can use.
If you already have plenty of bottles of a probiotic you already are using, you can boost their effectiveness by taking with them the same energies we put into TotalFlora15. These are in….

Biotic Boost

Biotic Boost is a frequency enhanced water elixir that will transfer to your intestinal flora the same set of instructions that we put into TotalFlora15. This will help any probiotic or fermented food you are consuming work much better. In addition, it will boost the ability of the friendly bacteria you still have in your intestines to fight Candida.
As with CandElim, this is a 2 ounce dropper bottle. However, you don't need to use a full bottle a month. Just use half a bottle a month. Take it with food so that it stays in the intestinal tract as long as possible.
If you have been using TotalFlora15 for 6 months, or been on a lot of probiotics for a long time, you can, if you desire, stop taking them, or reduce their dosage, and use Biotic Boost instead. It will help keep the intestinal flora you have built up strong and healthy. And use a probiotic every fourth month.
Infants and young children can use Biotic Boost too.
It will be highly effective with them and they won't necessarily need a probiotic. Though the right one for their age, or fermented food, won't hurt. Infants need only 2 drops twice a day, so a bottle would last about 7 months. Young children can use just 4 drops twice a day.
To knock out thrush / Candida overgrowth in infants and young children, or if you've tried Candida killers and found the die-off is too much to handle, even at a low dose, use…


Children under the age of 3 or even 4 -- down to newborns should be using CandXPel rather than CandElim. It is less aggressive and easier to handle.
CandXPel supplies the same energies that are in CandElim. But doesn't have all the additional herbs and Candida killing essential oils.
Because of this it is more easily tolerated by very young children and is also better to use if your die off symptoms tend to be excessive.
The energies in it tend not to stimulate Candida flare-ups and reduce possible die-off symptoms also. A 2 ounce bottle, it is also $39.95.
Again, CandXPel is suggested for adults when you know that you can't take Candida fighters because your die off symptoms are too severe. If you don't know this, take CandElim instead.
In every other case, CandElim is the top recommendation.
Start CandXPel at 3 drops a day and based on your reactions, gradually increase to 15 drops twice a day, a bottle a month.
After a month at full dosage, you should be able to switch over to using CandElim, starting with just a drop or two a day and very gradually increasing dosage.
For infants and young children, water based CandXPel, with just a couple of drops of essential oils per bottle, is easy to take and highly effective. They don't need to use anything else to kill the Candida. (Use Biotic Boost for improving intestinal flora.)
An infant would start at 1 drop a day and work up to 3 drops a day. (More can be taken.) At this rate a bottle could last 10 months.
While your child's overgrowth would be gone much sooner than this, keep giving this to your child.
It will be taking you at least this long to deal with your Candida, and giving your child the CandXPel will help prevent re-infection from you.


How Long Will This Take?

The question is, how long might it take to achieve this? Times may differ greatly depending on your body, your diet, and how vigorously you are going after the Candida. But it will take a long time to eliminate Candida overgrowth. You could start feeling better fairly quickly, like in a month or three, but to get the overgrowth eliminated, the spores deactivated, your health back, may take 6 months, a year, even two years.
For example, one customer with very bad Candida symptoms and a bad spit test, failed to work up to the full dosage of CandElim. He had started out at the suggested 6 drops a day, and may have worked up to 12 to 15 drops a day, but not the full dosage of 30 drops a day. (We suggest starting at a low dose because it does cause die off symptoms in some people.) Yet in three months he reported that he was doing much better and that his spit test was clearing up.
"I feel very close to being completely free of Candida and think that candElim is a really great product! It's interesting that candElim was the 1 supplement that consistently came up in all my muscle testing but that the others changed from month to month." Erin P.
If you are ready to get started, you can order now.
If you want to read about other supplements you can use in a more comprehensive approach, read more below.
To order by phone, call Get Healthy Again at:
1 800-832-9755 or 1 907-235-5556
or to order online go to:
I so appreciate this site and the Wonderful Products that I am now taking. I did not know what has been wrong with me for years and I mean years. I finally went to a Doctor and he stated that it was my Gall Bladder, symptoms. Well I finally decided to have surgery since I had been it bed for 2 months which is not my style. I felt like I was dying. One month after surgery I was back in bed and this time worse than before. Gall Bladder I don’t think so.
I met a Holistic Healer and she stated that I had Candida. Put me on some herbs and I started to feel better, however the pain was horrible. My husband found your site, we visited the products, I called and placed an order and I am now in my second month and I am starting to feel much better. My only concern is that I don’t weigh that much and have lost a lot of weight, any suggestions?

Thank you again, this will probably level off so I can have my life back. Many Blessing to this company and the faithfulness of your medical field.
On my way to complete healing.
God Bless you,

(She used CandElim, Nymsar, GI Pro and TotalFlora15. We suggested she consume more whole grains, protein shakes sweetened with Xylitol or stevia. She could even have fruit in the shake, berries best, if she also used CandiClear5 and put it in the shake too.)

Recovery From Candida Overgrowth Requires More Than Just Killing Candida


Dealing With Bloating, GERD, and Digestive Upset

For combating these issues, include the use of CandiClear5. The fossilized marine phytoplankton and zeolite powder will both absorb and eliminate Candida waste and fermentation byproducts that cause GERD.
In addition, it will help to hit the Candida even harder than using CandElim on its own, and does an excellent job of shredding up the Candida in your stomach.


"I just started CandiClear5 a few days ago and have already noticed an improvement. I have severe Candida overgrowth in my intestines and since starting CandiClear5, I have a noticeable decrease in the amount of gas and bloating (still a lot but better). Thank you!" Tamara H.
Candiclear5 offers 5-way support for effective Candida control:
1. Ruptures and destroys yeast blooms.
2. Absorbs and removes toxic debris.
3. Balances pH levels.
4. Provides nutrients that fight Candida.
5. Nutritionally supports intestinal repair.
The main ingredient in CandiClear5 is a fossilized freshwater phytoplankton that shreds up both parasites and Candida that come in contact with it. If you have Candida overgrowth, you almost always have parasites too. Because CandiClear5 kills Candida mechanically, the yeast cannot develop resistance to it.
The porous structure of the fossilized phytoplankton absorbs toxins and waste debris to help reduce die-off symptoms. This product contains a large amount (9.5 grams) of the plankton per 20 gram serving, and 4.6 grams of Pyrophyllite volcanic minerals, a sacred clay, which attracts and absorbs toxins, helping to increase your pH levels to a more alkaline state - all-important for eliminating Candida. This has a much ;more powerful action than the zeolite that was previously used in CandiClear5.
CandiClear5 supplies per 3 scoop serving: 400mg Vitamin C, 60mg Vitamin B 6 (with P5P), and 280 mg Zinc Picolinate. It's ability to support detoxification is much greater than it previously was with the addition of 520 mgs per serving each of L-Malic Acid and Calcium D-Glucarate.
The improvement in CandiClear5 with the Pyrophyllite, L-Malic Acid (and Calcium D-Glucarate coming soon) made it more expensive, but much more powerful especially in terms of eliminating toxins and improving the ability of your cells to detoxify. Candida toxins disrupt the ability of your cells to detoxify. These help correct this issue.
CandiClear5's effectiveness has skyrocketed with the addition of these nutrients and clay.
A large part of its Candida fighting ability comes from a proprietary blend (5400mg) of 16 other ingredients, with immune boosting, Candida-killing, anti-inflammatory properties: Organic Burdock root, Organic Cinnamon, Arabinogalactans (10% DHQ) from Siberian Larch, Xylitol, a sweetener that does NOT feed Candida, and actually helps to kill it, extracts of Barley Grass 4:1  Broccoli Sprouts 4:1  Parsley 10:1  Astragalus 5:1, Polycil Humic/Fulvic acid to help eliminate toxins, kill pathogens and increase mineral absorption, Apple Cider Vinegar powder to fight Candida by increasing pH, Aulterra mineral powder (to increase the absorption of these ingredients), and Organic Seabed Minerals.
CandiClear5 comes in a 1.5 pound container that will last one month when taking 3 scoops per day. Start out at just 1 scoop per day and gradually increase to full dosage of 3 scoops a day. CandiClear5 is one of the most important Candida supplements to use now that it has been improved to detoxify and to support the detoxification processes in the body even more.
(NOT FOR DOGS as they should not eat Xylitol.)
"April 28, 2014, felt like I would not live through day. 15 minutes later after taking CandiClear 5 out of control nervousness and complete exhaustion subsided. At that time I could not even function for 1 minute at all normally. I was on the floor shaking badly.

Out of control shaking 85% reduced. Candida, die off working well. Disgusting white tongue reducing. Energy level, returning. I stopped my walking for 2 months. This is the first time I have felt enough energy to do it.

Digestion, bacteria control and thyroid, adrenals improving significantly. Chakras slowly balancing. Enzymes working perfectly to break down Chitin walls."   Sandra G.
Certainly, a low carbohydrate diet will help your battle against Candida go faster. Unfortunately, if you are thin, you may feel as if you are wasting away. Here is something to help if you are on a reduced carbohydrate diet. Mix or bake CandiClear5 in carbohydrates. This could include juice, oatmeal, pancakes, muffins, or even cookies. CandiClear5 works even better when taken this way. It will kill more Candida, because the Candida are attracted to the carbohydrates. The carbs act as "bait" and this method allows lighter people to eat more carbohydrates.      $99.95 per container.
Parasites Need To Be Eliminated Too
If you have Candida overgrowth, a vast majority of the time you are also going to have parasite infections too. By wearing out your immune system and disrupting production of stomach acid needed for digestion (and for killing parasites in food or water), Candida overgrowth sets your body up for parasites.
Parasites will then disrupt your body and immune system to such an extent that they protect Candida, making it much harder to deal with.
One reason CandiClear5 is such a good product to use is that it also kills parasites. Typically it needs to be used three months to get rid of the majority of parasites. Herbs that kill parasites also take this time frame or longer to eliminate a most of the parasites.
Neither these herbal formulas nor CandiClear5 can eliminate all the parasites in your body. Some parasites will hide out in places where herbs or CandiClear5 cannot get to. Eventually your immune system may be able to finish them off, but not necessarily.
So we developed....

Parasite Elixir

It is a frequency enhanced vibrational energy that disrupts and kills all stages of parasites. It works throughout the entire body because the energetics go throughout the body, just like the energetics of CandElim get at Candida spores and Candida hiding out from the immune system. It will significantly enhance the effectiveness of any herbal formula or CandiClear5 in knocking out all the parasites in your body.
If you don't eliminate all the parasites, parasite eggs, cysts and larvae, they will continue to multiply.
The energetics in Parasite Elixir disrupt, deactivate and kill all stages of parasites: eggs, larvae, cysts and worms. It deals with parasites located in areas where traditional parasite fighters don't get to. Usually 1 bottle a month is enough, but as many as 4 bottles a month can be used. $39.95
The Parasite Elixir and CandiClear5 are the final two top Candida killing products, not quite as strong as the others, but valuable in case you have parasites to deal with also.

Detox and Die Off Issues Develop With Chronic Candida Infections

A major issue with Candida overgrowth is its disruption of the detoxification system, causing die off symptoms when you kill Candida. This is an ever present, and potentially debilitating issue.
I have spoken to way to0 many people who can't fight their Candida overgrowth at all. Because when they do so, the toxins from the killed Candida cannot be handled by their body.
And they feel really really bad.
This is called Die Off.
It is why we say to start taking your Candida killers at a very small dose, so as not to kill more Candida than your body and especially your liver can detoxify effectively. If your liver or your cells can't handle the the additional Candida toxins they become exposed to, then those toxins stay in your body, get stuck in cells, and they make you feel sick or worse.
This happens because Candida has been producing toxins in your body for years. The longer you've had Candida overgrowth, the worse the effects will be. If you picked up Candida going through the birth canal, then you've been exposed your whole life, and that will be exceptionally rough.
This is why it is so important to help your children deal with their Candida overgrowth while they are young.
Not only is it easier and faster to deal with, but their bodies will not suffer as badly from chronic long term exposure to Candida.
Chronic over-toxicity, with Candida or other fungus or pathogens producing more toxins than the liver is eventually able to handle, as it start to wear down, causes...

Methylation Pathway Damage

To put it simply, the methylation pathway comprises the steps your cells go through to produce your body's most important toxin neutralizer, glutathione. When exposed to chronic toxic overload, the methylation pathways in cells and in the liver -- these are primary pathways for detoxing -- are damaged. This damage is primarily caused by the loss of the ability to make the enzymes needed for these pathways to function properly. Repair of these pathways is essential if your body is going to make glutathione and detoxify.
Candida toxins damage DNA that control these pathways. These toxins also interfere with the cell's ability to produce the needed enzymes.
If you are one of the group of people who are so unable to handle toxins that you can't kill any Candida or yeast overgrowth because of excessive die off symptoms, you have significant and major Methylation Pathway damage.
If you have fairly severe Candida overgrowth, you likely have plenty of pathway damage. If you don't have much in the way of die off symptoms when you kill Candida, your pathways are in decent shape.
If you are in bad shape, you need....

MPR -- Methylation Pathway Repair elixir

This is a frequency enhanced elixir just like CandXPel and the soon to be discussed Nymsar are. The instructions it carries to your body tell your cells to produce more the the enzymes in the methylation pathway. They turn on production of these enzymes.
In addition, other instructions tell your body to repair damaged DNA genes that control these pathways. Candida toxins have damaged some of this DNA and may even cause mutations in some genes.
MPR works to try and repair this damaged DNA and genes so that your cells will continue to have properly functioning methylation pathways even after you stop taking MPR. (While you are taking it, the needed enzymes will be produced in greater numbers because of the instructions to do so contained in MPR.)
Even if you have a hard time taking anything for Candida, you should be able to take this at full dose. It will take a few weeks to get your cells making significantly more of the enzymes in the methylation pathway. Even infants can use this elixir (at just 3 drops twice a day.)
As with all the other elixirs, use 1 or 2 bottles a month. $39.95

Liver Detox Pathways Elixir

Similar to MPR, Liver Detox Pathways Elixir instructs the body to repair all the Phase 2 detoxification pathways. To make more enzymes that run these pathways, and to repair the damaged DNA that no longer are producing enough enzymes for the pathways to opperate properly.
This is a big deal.
When your liver detox pathways stop working, toxins can't be eliminated and bad things start to happen in your body. Like fatigue and feeling lousy all the time. And being extremely sensitive to everything. Chemicals, smells, and more. If you are way to sensitive, your liver detox pathways are shot and toxins are building up in your body and cells.
Start at a low dose with this one and gradually increase.
Use one or ideally two bottles a month for about six months to repair this. $39.95

Cellular Detoxification Elixir

Your cells also have their own detoxification pathways that are responsible for removing toxins out of cells. When Candida toxins have wiped out the enzymes running these pathways, and damaged the DNA controlling production of these enzymes, toxins can't be eliminated and then your cells get real unhappy. So the Cellular Detoxification Elixir tells the body to produce the cellular enzymes needed for the cellular detoxification pathways, and to repair the DNA mutations that would also have occured. Also start with a low dose on this.
Use one or ideally two bottles a month for about six months to repair this. $39.95

Seasonal Rescue

Seasonal Rescue is an herbal formula that both gets the immune system better fighting Candida and other pathogens -- and supports the liver and kidneys. Supporting the liver is most important in order to help reduce die off symptoms.
For its ability to support both the immune system and the detoxification system, Season Rescue is one of the more important supplements to be using. This is why it is included in a number of the Candida combos.
Ingredients: Schizandra, Lavender Flower, Jamaican Dogwood, Lime Flower, Astragalus, Anise Seed, Suma, Cats Claw, Zinc Citrate, Caraway Seed, Myrrh, Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, Vitamin C, Echinacea, Golden Seal, Hyssop, Turmeric, Wasabi Japonica, and Cayenne.    
Use 2 or 3 bottles a month . $49.95


Like CandXPel and MPR, Nymsar uses energetic vibrational frequencies concentrated in water to deliver instructions to your body. These instructions work to reduce or eliminate the major issues that cause so many of the symptoms that plague Candida sufferers.
First and foremost, Nymsar calms down the immune system to greatly reduce food allergies and, in fact, all allergic responses.
Chronic Candida overgrowth almost always causes a leaky gut. As Candida toxins damage the intestinal wall, the Candida drill holes in this damaged wall, over time leading to the development of food allergies. At some point, the immune system may become so compromised that airborne allergies and chemical sensitivities also develop. These allergies cause a great deal of the fatigue and out-of-sortness that you may be suffering from.
The energies in Nymsar reduce die off symptoms.
These energies support both liver function and cellular detoxification, so that your body can better handle the toxins released when Candida is killed. This dumping of toxins released by dead Candida typically overwhelms the liver and detoxification system, causing die off issues such as mild flu-like symptoms, tiredness, skin irritations and just plain feeling lousy.
Nymsar helps to reduce flare ups.
Nymsar technologies help to calm down the Candida fungi, carrying instructions to halt their activity, reducing flare-up reactions such as rashes and itching. Flare ups occur when dormant Candida fungi, "hiding out" from the immune system, activate to "fight back". Flare ups are common -- most people will experience them at some point.
By stilling the Candida's activity, Nymsar reduces their ability to fight back, enabling them to be more easily destroyed.
If you are one of the few who can't take any Candida fighting supplements because the die off makes you feel miserable, use Nymsar for one month before adding on CandXPel, giving your body time to recover and prepare.
Severe die-off occurs when dead Candida releases/dumps toxins into the body. This stresses an already-compromised liver that has been dealing with normal Candida waste toxins built up in the cells for years. Supporting the liver so that it can process the toxins is vital. Unfortunately, digestion is usually compromised by the massive Candida overgrowth, depriving the liver of vital nutrients, weakening one of the body's most important detoxifiers.
If you are nursing or pregnant and thus needing to avoid an overload of toxins entering the fetus or your baby, use Nymsar for a week before adding on CandElim -- start at an extra low dose of CandElim (3 drops per day). Very gradually work up to the full dose of 30 drops per day.
If you need to begin eliminating your allergies right away, and want to avoid die-off and flare-up symptoms, take Nymsar along with CandElim at the same time. Get started using Nymsar at the full bottle per month dosage, but use just 6 drops of CandElim, minimizing any possible die-off symptoms. Gradually work up to the 30 drops per day dosage.
"Just wanted to let you know that I am having a great result from the full Candida program from Get Healthy Again. I followed the instructions which came with the supplements and am now up to full strength with all of them. I am running low on CandElim and have ordered this plus an extra flora for good measure.
"I have found that my Candida does it's worst at night so have recently taken my Candelim at bedtime along with the gut healer. This has made a big impact on my Candida reduction as it appears the CandElim gets to work on my 'night time' Candida attacks. I am assuming this does not affect the gut healer which you take at bedtime also.
"I have systemic Candida and following a recent urine test a Candida bi product called 'Arabinose' was found in excess amounts in the urine...not good. There was also a bacteria in the urine sample to!"    Karin

Healing Leaky Gut and Allergies

Candida overgrowth always leads to a damaged intestinal wall and a leaky gut. A leaky gut always leads to food allergies -- which makes allergies one of the sure indications that you have Candida yeast overgrowth. As you kill off the Candida in your intestinal tract, your body will naturally work to repair the intestinal wall, but you can speed up this process.
The strongest supplement to use for healing Leaky Gut is...

GI Pro

A unique formulation providing Neuropeptide support, GI Pro feeds your intestinal wall with a potent blend of Hydrolyzed (pre-digested) Fish Protein (HFP), clinically proven to promote intestinal health. GI Pro's HFP is collagen-based, and is a 96% bio-active protein for repairing cells and tissue. (Higher than any other product in its category.) With no rancid fish oils or allergens, and thus no fishy/bad odor, GI Pro supplies undenatured peptides for neurotransmitter support -- the intestinal wall will literally absorb these peptides and use them to repair itself.
30% of GI Pro consists of a proprietary probiotic culture of 10 organic sea vegetables and super greens. This is combined with the world's #1 Pre-biotic, NutraFlora, to encourage rapid growth and reproduction of friendly bacteria. (NutraFlora alone increases probiotic bloom 500% in one month of use.) In addition, GI Pro also supplies marine-origin, naturally-chelated trace minerals for energy, stamina and improved intestinal flora. It also provides therapeutic levels of OPC's from Grape Seed Extract (95% proanthocyanidins) for their synergistic effect on collagen repair, as well as therapeutic levels of Silymarin from Organic Milk Thistle 80, for its liver-boosting effects and protective benefits.
We have heard customers say that their digestive issues started to improve within a day or two of using Gi Pro.
GI Pro is a unique, pre-digested, whole food supplement that offers substantial benefits for the digestive system and overall health! The product's predigested collagen (peptide) protein is an amazing food supplement, that allows the body's repair and renewal systems to work more effectively. Collagen protein is the basic building block of healthy cells -- with insufficient collagen, only partial repairs can take place. As we age, even essential repairs become neglected without proper levels of collagen protein.
The hydrolyzed (enzymatically pre-digested) collagen protein in GI Pro is available immediately to the body, and offers unique, powerful benefits for the intestinal tract and the entire body.
Hydrolyzed Fish Collagen Protein is backed by a 40-year history of safe clinical use. This collagen and the other ingredients that make up GI Pro have been carefully selected to support the rapid repair of damaged intestinal tissue and establish optimum flora balance. $59.95 each

Food Allergies:
Typically, correcting food allergies is a very expensive process requiring testing and multiple treatments -- shots, homeopathy, or alternative treatments like NET.
There are two supplements that may help calm down, reduce and eliminate food allergies.
  1. Nymsar -- which reduces the allergic response of the immune system.
  2. GI Pro -- which speeds up healing of the intestinal wall enabling the leaky gut to repair more quickly.
In addition, an excellent way to accelerate the reduction of food allergies is to use the....

Candida NT (Neuroliminal Training) CD

This CD works quickly to effectively eliminate allergies. Simply listen nightly while preparing for sleep. There are a number of healing tracks playing subliminally alongside predominant ocean sounds. Most are healing tracks, with others working on specific issues such as boosting the immune system, relieving stress, improving sleep, and more. Dr. Bate's original cd's have had over 15 years of positive results. This newer version has added layers of healing, set to retrain brainwave patterns and trigger the deep release of stress from the past. Dr. Bate has had extensive experience with allergy research and treatment. In fact, he considers the reduction and elimination of hidden allergies to be essential to several healing processes - including Candida. Most allergies should be gone within 90 days

Here's a report from Roxanne, the mother of Cezan (6) who has suffered from birth with Severe Allergies - "Our 6 yr. old son has severe food allergies, and eats a very restricted diet. There are many more foods he CAN'T have than those he can. Since starting Candida NT four weeks ago, two foods, bananas and potatoes, have changed from his "allergic list" to his "OK to eat" list.  In 6 yrs., this has never happened before! My son is overjoyed at being able to have these foods!   We are absolutely encouraged these changes will continue and our son will be able to live a more normal life."  R.F. Connecticut

The Candida NT cd engages the subconscious mind in a cooperative venture supporting the action of the immune system in reducing yeast overgrowth and toxicity. Further, the subconscious is primed to release underlying emotional stressors or blocks that may undermine the body’s innate recovery process.  It also works to align the mind with wellness beyond existing health conditions. Candida NT encourages deep and peaceful sleep. It also incorporates parts of Weight Loss NT (healthy eating) and Allergy NT as Dr. Bate considers hidden allergies to be an unrecognized epidemic of stress and a major contributing factor in many health problems.

Add the Neuroliminal Training Candida NT CD to your Candida recovery plan if you suffer from allergies, severe detoxification side effects, depression, or other symptoms that come from severe Candida overgrowth. It is easy to do and fosters ongoing changes. Play it in the background, throughout the night, every night. Everyone within earshot benefits - and sleeps better.

Here's a report from Kitty: "For the first time in maybe four years, I woke up and looked out the window and just thought, oh, looks like a nice day. What? No anxiety thoughts. I don’t even remember not waking up without a huge agenda going for the day, including negative stuff. This is fascinating." K.S. Oregon

The changes may take time - some come in 30 days or less, some much later - but according to Dr. Bate, improvements are cumulative and lasting. Either way - the soundtrack is relaxing - similar to the sound of ocean waves - with 5 to 7 layers underneath that elicit a specific modification in SMR brain wave patterns. (Among other benefits, increasing SMR brain waves results in a more relaxed focus and improved attentive abilities.) These layers directly address the subconscious mind to unhook allergic triggers and gradually release years of unresolved trauma and stress – freeing energy that your system can now use for your benefit.
After one month, Peter reported: "It seems to me that I just feel more peaceful and relaxed during the day, since I’ve been listening to the disk in my sleep for the past week. Did I expect that this would all happen? I was pretty doubtful about the possibilities, but so far the results have been quite amazing and really enjoyable. I’m very pleasantly surprised."  P.V. Texas
This Neuroliminal Training Candida NT CD is a simple way to help eliminate food allergies. A one-time purchase well worth doing. $177

Boosting and Balancing Female Hormones
Earlier, we described how Candida overgrowth digests progesterone, disrupting the hormonal system. The best female hormonal support we know of is


FemBalance is a supercharged version of Custom Elixir FHB (Female Hormone Balancer). Using newer, more powerful technology, 1 bottle of FemBalance is equivalent to using 8 bottles per month of Custom Elixir FHB. The energies in this elixir communicate to the body, telling it to balance and optimize female hormonal production. Low hormonal activity is increased, while overproduction of hormones is decreased. You don't need expensive tests or even bio-identical hormones when using Fembalance. Your body is instructed to figure out for itself what it needs to be producing, and balances your hormones naturally -- always the best way to go.
FemBalance will even optimize production of testosterone - increasing sex drive - for overall health and vitality, as well as helping with the prevention of osteoporosis. $39.95 per bottle.

Support Adrenals and Thyroid with Tyovu

Because Candida consumes blood sugar at night, the adrenals must "kick in" to maintain energy. At some point, the sufferer may end up with adrenal fatigue. Once the adrenals become low, their direct connection to the thyroid oftentimes leads to low thyroid function as well.
While the fundamental issue of Candida overgrowth must be addressed, you can significantly improve adrenal and thyroid function by using Tyovu.This is a frequency-enhanced elixir specifically designed to optimize and improve issues associated with compromised adrenal and thyroid.
"Just wanted to take a moment to review the products Tyovu and Cellular Healing. Both are great and really work. At first when I read the description -- it provides instruction to the body to balance negative energies, I was kind of wondering if it was even possible to encode such frequencies in water. After taking it for the past few weeks, I am definitely feeling a great difference . Especially with the cellular healing elixir. I am convinced of its effectiveness in providing the right instructions to the body cells guiding towards a better healing process. Thanks and Regards."
Controlling Blood Sugar Levels While Fighting Candida
After Candida overgrowth has affected the blood sugar, causing the body to crave sugars and carbohydrates, it can attempt to colonize the pancreas, leading to diabetes. If you have diabetes, you may want to make Silver 9.0 Plus your main anti-Candida supplement. It will also be helping with controlling that blood sugar.
In addition, if you have diabetes, consider adding on


OCMP provides significant health benefits while, at the same time, killing Candida. It literally "alkalizes Candida to death" by increasing the uptake of minerals into the cells, boosting the strength of cells that are already healthy, while, at the same time, alkalizing and killing the unhealthy cells, as Candida prefers an acidic environment.
OCMP stands for Optimize Cell Membrane Potential - For Enhanced Strength, Energy and Recovery. Boosting Cell Membrane Potential improves cellular chemistry and increases overall cell efficiency. This directly upgrades:
Cell protection and fortification (blocking access for toxins and pathogens), cell repair and recovery (increasing nutrient flow including oxygen), and cell hygiene (speeding waste transfer and emission out of the cells).  Customers using OCMP report much-improved blood sugar levels.
The key factors influencing cell membrane potential are positive and negative ion concentrations. These ions work together creating “electrical gradients” within our tissues. These gradients are what keep cell membranes strong and determine how well our cells and nerves function.  
The key elements or ions involved are sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), chloride (Cl–), and calcium (Ca2+). These four elements are found in abundance in almost every diet, but are often severely imbalanced at a cellular level. Increasing their intake does not automatically improve Cell Membrane Potential, indeed in many cases, CMP may actually decrease.  
Our proprietary OCMP formulation is doctor-designed to provide therapeutic levels of what we call the ionic gatekeeper nutrients -- high levels of bio-available magnesium, zinc, chromium, manganese, lithium and germanium. These elements help spark the production and release of calcium and chloride ions, processes essential to continued robust health.  
OCMP enhances the brain and nerve cells methylation capacity, and nutritionally supports mood elevation. Daily use will positively contribute to the detoxification process and help protect the cells and brain from mercury and other neuro toxins. It augments the body’s natural pain-relief and stress recovery processes. OCMP is also a premium anti-aging nutraceutical which, through the individual and synergistic action of its ingredients, may strongly assist in the recovery of youthful function in organs, joints and skin.
Includes therapeutic levels of: Magnesium (chelated, ionic and soluble), TriMethylGlycine (cellular repair and protection), N-Acetyl Glucosamine (intestinal, joint and skin repair and protection), Germanium 132 (cellular oxygen utilization), with supporting levels of organic lithium, selenium, zinc, iodide, vitamins and a full range of trace minerals and absorption assisting cofactors. There are 120 capsules per bottle. Start using 1 capsule and gradually increase to 4 capsules a day. $59.95

Optimal C Elixir

Optimal C may well prove to be a remarkable breakthrough for improving human health, longevity and blood sugar control. It is a frequency enhanced elixir instructing the body to make vitamin C. Humans have not been able to make vitamin C, as most mammals do, because the gene turning on production of the gulonolactone oxidase enzyme is missing. This enzyme is needed to make vitamin C from glucose in the liver.

Mammals that can make their own vitamin C produce massive amounts of it compared to what we get in our modern diet. For example, a 150 pound goat, when unstressed, produces 13,000 mg of vitamin C a day, and when stressed, can produce up to 13 times more, approximately 170,000 mg a day.

Researchers say that the ability to produce vitamin C may be the underlying reason animals can live a healthy life through old age if give half a chance. Optimal C will stimulate your body to produce similar quantities of vitamin C appropriate to your weight. Creating extremely high levels of the most optimal form of vitamin C or ascorbic acid there is, the kind the body makes. Being able to turn on natural vitamin C production in the body makes Optimal C the most valuable supplement there is to prevent disease, to achieve optimal health and to increase longevity.

Depending on how much support your body needs, use 2 to 6 bottles a month of Optimal C for at least 2 months. Then cut down to using 1 or 2 bottles a month. As we do not have this gene, continue using Optimal C to maintain these high levels or your vitamin C levels will rapidly reduce. $39.95

Frequently Asked Questions:

I've tried to fight my Candida in the past, only to stop because I suffered severe die-off symptoms? Which product should I use?
Use CandXPel rather than CandElim. If you don't know if you experience severe die-off, start with CandElim at a very low dose, 3-6 drops per day, gradually working up to full dosage. The elixir Biotic Boost can also be used to gently improve the intestinal flora.
What is the best product to take if I am pregnant or nursing and suffering from toxemia?
If you suffer from toxemia, use CandXPel, starting with just 2 drops per day. In cases of toxemia, also use 1 bottle per month of Nymsar and 3 bottles per month of Liver Balance Plus to improve liver function and to detoxify the body.
If you are pregnant or nursing and are NOT dealing with a build up of toxins in your body (toxemia),start at an extra small introductory dose of CandElim (3 drops per day), increasing dosages more gradually, every 5 days instead of the usual 3 days. Increase in 3 drop increments rather than the usual 6 drop increments.
If you start feeling lousy, a sure sign of die off, stop immediately, wait a few days until you are feeling better, and decrease your dosage. Die-off is a sign that your liver is not eliminating all the toxins being released by the dying Candida. Using MPR, Nymsar and Seasonal Rescue s will help to make sure the liver can better handle those toxins.
If I can only afford to get one supplement, what should it be?
CandElim is the most vital supplement. Gradually work up to the 1 to 2 bottle-per-month dosage and maintain that dosage until the spit test consistently shows improvement and/or until most of the symptoms are gone.
At this point, reduce the dosage to 1/3 of a bottle per month while you replenish your friendly bacteria, repair leaky gut, calm down the allergies, strengthen the immune system and get the hormones -- sex hormones, adrenals, and thyroid -- back in good shape.
What are the second-most important supplement/supplements for me to take?
Silver 9.0 Plus is the second strongest one to use, and the strongest if you are also fighting viral infections or other infections.
As it is most often the lack of friendly bacteria in the gut that leads to Candida overgrowth in the first place, using 2 to 3 bottles per month of TotalFlora15 is the next most important supplement to take -- for replenishing the intestinal flora. TotalFlora15 is better than other probiotics at dealing with Candida overgrowth because it has been energy infused with instructions that make it much stronger.
Depending on your specific situation, other issues may be more important to address first:
My specific die-off concerns are flare-ups, food allergies and detoxification -- which product/products should I use?
Take MPR, Nymsar, GI Pro and Seasonal Rescue for detoxification, allergy and liver support. Nymsar calms down the allergic response, and GI Pro helps to speed up healing of leaky gut that caused the food allergies. MPR is vital for detoxification
Mercury or copper toxicity is a concern for me:
Add on CandiClear5 -- the clay and fossilized marine phytoplankton in it will be absorbing mercury, copper and other heavy metals, safely removing them from the body.
I have ALL the classic symptoms of Candida overgrowth, including brain fog, tiredness, sweet cravings, nail fungus and intestinal discomfort. What products will provide the fastest relief?
If your budget allows, add CandiClear5 along with the CandElim and Silver 9.0 Plus. The more "ammunition" you throw at the yeast imbalance, the faster the results. Take MPR to work on your methylation pathway damage as it is Candida toxins causing many of these symptoms.
My biggest concern is hormone imbalance. Mood swings and emotional instability are affecting me and everyone around me in a negative way:
Use 1 to 2 bottles per month of FemBalance. Use for at least 4 months after intestinal balance has been restored.
My major issues are adrenal fatigue , night sweats, poor sleep, low metabolism, and low thyroid:
Add on 1 bottle of Tyovu, which optimizes adrenal and thyroid function. One bottle per month is adequate, two per month can be used.

Money Saving Combos

CandElim and TotalFlora15 Combos

give you price breaks on these two supplements. You can choose to get 1 bottle of each as a minimal approach, 1 CandElim and 2 TotalFlora15, or 2 CandElim and 3 TotalFlora15.

CandElim, Silver 9.0 Plus Basic Combo

This combo supplies at a savings 1 bottle each of the two top Candida fighters, CandElim and a quart of the Silver 9.0 Plus. In addition you get 1 bottle of the Parasite Elixir which will both work on parasites and Candida, plus the spores too. And 2 bottles a month of Seasonal Rescue to support the liver and kidneys to help with die off symptoms, and to get the immune system working better. $239.95

CandElim, Silver 9.0 Plus Full Combo

This combo includes at a discount the Basic Combo products of 1 bottle of CandElim, 1 quart of Silver 9.0 Plus, 1 bottle Parasite Elixir and 2 bottles of Seasonal Rescue. Plus the full combo supplies two products to work on the intestines and the intestinal flora. These are 2 bottles of TotalFlora15 to replenish the intestinal flora and 1 bottle of the GI Pro to heal the leaky gut.  $389.95
Some of our long standing and popular combos are:

CandElim Basic Repair Combo

This combo supplies 1 bottle of CandElim -- our strongest Candida fighter, 1 bottle of Nymsar to reduce the unpleasant die off and flare up symptoms (as well as calming down the immune system's allergic reactions) and 1 bottle of GI Pro to work on healing the intestinal wall. Cost for this combo is $179.95 saving you about 10% off retail.

CandElim Full Candida Elimination Combo

The CandElim Full Combo contains the above products (1 each of CandElim, Nymsar and GI Pro). It also includes 2 bottles of TotalFlora15 to fight Candida while also recolonizing the intestinal tract with friendly flora, preventing the Candida from growing back. In addition, this combo includes 1 bottle of CandiClear5. Not only will CandiClear5 help you more quickly beat your Candida, it kills parasites, carries mercury and other heavy metals out of your body -- and will help reduce bloating and acid reflux more quickly. Cost for this combo is $349.95, which saves you almost $60 off retail pricing.

CandXPel Reduced Die Off Combo

The CandXPel Reduced Die Off Combo supplies 1 bottle of CandXPel to fight Candida with minimal die off and flare up symptoms, 1 bottle of Nymsar to further reduce and prevent unpleasant die off and flare up symptoms -- along with calming down your immune system's allergic reactions, and 1 bottle of GI Pro to work on healing the intestinal wall. Cost on this combo is $159.95, saving you almost $20 off retail pricing.
CandXPel Plus - Reduced Die Off Combo
The CandXPel Plus - Reduced Die Off Combo supplies 1 bottle each of CandXPel, Nymsar and GI Pro. It also includes 2 bottles of TotalFlora15 to fight Candida while also recolonizing the intestinal tract with friendly flora -- to keep the Candida from growing back.
In addition, this combo includes 2 bottles of MPR. If you are so toxic that you need to take this CandXPel combo, your methylation pathways are severely damaged. You need MPR to repair these pathways. This combo costs $329.95 and saves you almost $60 off retail pricing.
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