My Personal Favorite Candida Remedies (Antifungals)
Candida can mimic, cause, or worsen the symptoms of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. For this reason, a natural approach to these autoimmune disorders must include a plan to combat candida. The following is a list of my favorite remedies. (These must be combined with a candida diet to be effective.)
Oregano oil has been used as a medicine for thousands of years and has been shown to be potent against a wide range of bacteria, fungi, such as Candida, and parasites. Oregano oil was compared to the pharmaceutical drug Nystatin and found to be just as powerful. Additionally, studies conducted at Georgetown Medical University found that the oil inhibited the growth of staph bacteria just as effectively as conventional antibiotics.
All professionals have their personal favorites when it comes to Candida/antifungal treatments. (I am limiting my list to those that I have personally used and found effective.) For thrush, Epstein-Barr syndrome, and allergies, Dr. Lester Rose, MD, recommends germanium sesquioxide (Ge-132). He starts his patients at 600 mg daily and cuts them down to 150 mg over a three-week course. He does it in combination with CoQ10 supplements at 60 mg twice daily and 3 SOD (superoxide dismutase) tablets. Germanium is believed to be effective against yeast and viruses because it increases oxygen in the body and these organisms are sensitive to oxygen. Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citrus Seed Extract)
Grapefruit seed extract-
Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) is a natural broad-spectrum antibiotic. It has also been shown to be effective against some viruses and Candida yeast. This extract has been studied for use against Staphylococcus (Staph), Streptococcus (Strep), Salmonella, Chlamydia trachomatis, Herpes simplex 1, Influenza A2, and the measles virus. It can also be used as a non-toxic hand sanitizer. A Brazilian study found that it is almost as effective for skin disinfection as commercially available surgical soap.
Note: People who are sensitive to citrus fruits may develop an allergy to grapefruit seed.
Shark liver oil-
An ingredient in shark liver oil, Squalamine, was found effective against yeast by Johns Hopkins University.
Once candida has overgrown, the body’s colony of good bacteria that should populate the intestine cannot be restored without treatment. Probiotics are necessary to keep the candida population low.
It is hypothesized that digestive enzymes work by breaking down Candida in the same way they break down food.
Note: This is not intended to be medical advice.