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How to get rid of Candida

What is Candida?

Candida is a fungus that is naturally found in our gut and it survives right along side of "good bacteria" but in very small amounts.  You may have heard of probiotics or new products coming out supporting good intestinal or gut flora or health.  This means that the ratio of good bacteria or "probiotics" and the ratio of bad fungi or "Candida Albicans" is balanced. 

What is the connection and effect of toxic mold exposure on Candida Albicans. 

When a person is exposed to toxic mold and their body does not flush it through and get rid of it we usually call this "mycotoxicosis".  This is when people start to get sick from being exposed to toxic mold.

When a person is now sick from being exposed to mold the good bacteria in the body or also known as the probiotics cannot compete with the new introduction of these "highly aggressive and territorial" toxic mold spores and mycotoxins.  What then happens is that because there is now a shortage of good bacteria in the gut that throws off the "yin/yang" or perfect balance in the body then Candida Albicans begins to increase "EXTENSIVELY".  This means that now a person not only has a toxic mold toxicity, but now also has a very aggressive Candida infection as well. 

Knowing this simple fact about Candida Albicans can be a life saver!!

Candida Albicans or (Candida) mutates & becomes resistant. It changes it's form just like some bacterias do toward antibiotics.  Candida is what is known as the "smart fungi" because it becomes resistant and/or immune to whatever antifungal you are taking.  

Mycologists discovered that candida fungus mutates and builds a resistance just like most common bacterias if you take only one or two of these yeast infection remedies trying to solve your problem.   Treating and actually "CURING" chronic candida actually requires that you rotate a selection of products "EVERY TWO WEEKS" so the fungus does not have time to adapt and build a resistance to these herbal remedies. It is very effective and the whole treatment lasts 12 to 24 weeks depending on the severity of the infection.

This is one of the main reasons Candida is so difficult to treat and why treatments usually fail.

The easy 3-remedy protocol for eliminating Candida issues naturally
(Incorporate all 3 daily for 12-24 weeks)

#1: PhazeMoldDiet - 90% of Candida is kept alive by foods in your diet: sugars, glucose, other molds/yeasts, gluten. 


#2: Daily Probiotic:
Probiotics are best taken in the evenings so they can stay in the stomach longer and are more effective.
Start with 5 billion then increase each week to 25 billion is optimal


#3: Natural Antifungals:
See long list of choices below. Any of these are effective.
(Antifungals MUST be rotated every one to two weeks because Candida mutates)


Below is your shopping list of "natural antifungals"
(NOTE: Brands and Manufacturers "DO" matter when it comes to fighting Candida so we've picked the highest quality supplements recommended by functional practitioners here)

One of the most effective antifungal treatments I have personally used is "Matula Tea".  Best known for it's ability to eradicate h pylori, Matula Tea is also highly effective for Candida.  So much so, that after just the first full box of Matula Tea, I was able to completely eradicate my Candida issue within 4 weeks so that I could move on to other steps in my recovery from mold.

Matula Tea (30-day supply)

  • Oregano Oil - Wild Oregano is one of the most powerful natural antifungals nature provides.  Oregano oil is another excellent choice of antifungal to start your Candida treatment.  I recommend the brand Oreganol because this brand is a non-GMO variety of Oregano.  One danger of genetically modified foods that they have the potential to change DNA.  People exposed to mold already have some level of DNA damage from the mycotoxin exposure so you'll want to avoid any and all supplements that are not labeled as non-GMO if you can.
  • Garlic - Garlic Plus by Biotics Research is our pick for the best quality garlic supplement.  Garlic is highly antifungal.  A substance called Ajoene is one of the strongest agents found in garlic and is shown here in this study to be very effective against fighting Candida.

  • Pau D'arco tea (Taheebo Tea aka Tabebuia) - Traditional Medicinals provides an organic version of Pau D'arco.  The presence of naphtoquinones has been reported in several species of Tabebuia (Pau D'arco). It is known that naphtoquinones are biologically active against pathogenic fungi.  Here you can see scientific data to support the antifungal effects of Pau D'arco.
  • Grapefruit Seed Extract - extract from grapefruit seeds not only inactivates viruses, but also yeasts like Candida, other fungi and parasites.  There is some controversy as to whether GSE is actually a natural product but when used in a Candida protocol like we have outlined you would only be using it for two weeks anyway.  There have been no documented side effects of using GSE for two weeks or even two years so it is considered safe.
  • Olive Leaf Extract - Oleuropein is the main medicinal substance of the olive and is extracted.  It has strong anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic properties. Gaia herbs is our choice for a pure olive leaf for the treatment of Candida Albicans.
  • Colloidal Silver - In a study conducted by the Department of Microbiology at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, Korea, and published in the prestigious Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, proved what tens of thousands of colloidal silver users have already known for years, i.e., colloidal silver is one of the most powerful and effective natural anti-fungal agents in the world.
  • Barberry - Barberry is an herb that contains a chemical called berberine and is lethal to candida. Berberine has been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria in test tubes, and may help the immune system function better. In studies barberry was found to eradicate candida and yeast infections of the skin or vagina.

  • Undecylenic Acid
      - ranks high for candida and yeast infection treatment.  It also has a reputation for fighting some pretty bad bacteria.  Plant tannins always rank pretty high for effectiveness. 
  • Oregon Grape Root - Oregon grape isn’t actually a grape. The berries of the plant just happen to resemble a grape.  The berries are not the actual medicinal part of the plant but the root is what is used.  The active chemical in oregon grape root is called berbamine which is an alkaloid. Berbamine is a strong antifungal and antimocrobial.  It kills "dead" Candida Albicans and other yeasts.  It is effective in killing Candida both internally and externally and has been shown to also help with eczema and psoriasis because these two "diagnosed" conditions are actually fungal in nature.
  • Undecylenic acid - Thorne Research makes an excellent product called "Formula SF722" which is said to deliver six times the effectiveness of caprylic acid, however as always make sure you are only using this product for two weeks and then move on to the next antifungal in the group.  This product is also recommended for women's vaginal support for health flora to avoid yeast infections.
  • Aloe vera (inner leaf) - The inner leaf of aloe has been used for centuries to assist in fungal overgrowth in the gut.  There are several very important things to remember.  Most aloe products are made with citric acid (which is made from toxic molds).  We have only found "ONE" product that meets all of the needs of those exposed to toxic mold and that is "Lakewood - Pure Aloe (inner leaf) Organic / no citric acid"  All other aloe vera juices are not appropriate for the eradication of Candida.
  • Cloves - Although most well known for antiparsitical activity, it has some fighting power against candida. In addition to having Candida most people also have parasites, so you can knock out two things in one.  Starwest Botanicals (shown here) provides an Organic ground powder.  You can put it in smoothies, sprinkle on salads, mix in water or lemon water and drink.  Take twice per day.
  • Candidate - Many have had great success with a product called Candidate. Candidate is a 100% natural and safe homeopathic mixture of herbs, proven to be effective.  Promotes growth of healthy probiotic flora in the digestive tract and maintains natural balance of candida in the body.  It is 100% natural, safe and proven herbal formula

    It has a positive effect on intestinal health and functioning, as well as known antifungal properties. Contains no artificial preservatives and no side effects.  It is a non-addictive natural herbal remedy that safely promotes balanced and healthy levels of ph and bacteria in the body

  • Caprylic Acid - Caprylic acid is one of the strongest and most effective natural yeast-fighting agents.  It penetrates the cell membranes of candida yeast cells and causes them to die off, detoxifying the digestive tract and speeding up the healing process.  This study shows that caprylic acid reduces symptoms associated with viral and fungal infections like Candida and Chlamydia.
  • Phyto-Biotic - Phyto-Biotic is a product that was formulated to contain several herbs of the antifungal family.  Phyto-Biotic supports the immune system by balancing intestinal flora in the digestive tract.  Phyto-Biotic includes extracts of barberry, Oregon grape, and goldenseal - all excellent sources of a compound called beberine that is highly antifungal.  Do not use this product immediately after taking either barberry, oregon grape or goldenseal to prevent resistance.
  • Astralagus Herb - This popular Chinese herb is excellent for stimulating the immune system, essential for recovering from candida or any other infective condition.