Q: I have struggled with systemic candida for 7 years. What
type of antifungal do you recommend? How long should I take
it? Should I rotate different ones every few days to reduce
chances of developing resistance? Should I do internal cleansing
before taking the anti-fungal?
recommend a 5-point anti-candida plan:
Address emotional issues
with a caring and knowledgeable health professional
as you can see, you have several options for your starting
I recommend first talking with your physician
to see if Diflucan tablets followed by a course of Nystatin
for three to four months would be a good match for your
With antifungal remedies, I recommend slowly increasing
the dosage to the therapeutic level so that the body can
keep up with the toxins being removed.
For example: Take one nystatin pill daily for the first
3 days, then increase to one pill twice daily for 3 days,
and then go up to the therapeutic dose of one pill 3 times
I do not find it necessary to change your antifungals every
other day. In my practice, most patients are changing up
after a month and some patients stay long term on the same
product. Every person’s body is different, so it is
best to pay attention to how you are feeling to make those
In addition, begin using the supplements in the Anti-Candida
Starter Package. The starter package includes:
Probiotics: Delivers 1 billion live organisms
into the intestines to help re-establish and maintain good
intestinal flora and colon health.
Physician’s Candida Formula: Supplies
Pau d’arco, caprylic acid, oregano oil, black walnut,
grapefruit seed extract, garlic and other ingredients to
help inhibit the proliferation of Candida albicans.
Digestive Aid: Supplies your body with
a combination of 14 enzymes shown to help maintain healthy
Physician’s Foundation Formula: A
complex of dietary supplements to maintain a healthy immune
Liquid Calcium with Magnesium, and
a copy of both The Yeast Connection Cookbook and
The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health.
It is not necessary to do an internal cleansing before you
begin taking the supplements. However, you must make sure
that your elimination pathways are open before you start
taking an antifungal.
Start by drinking 2-3 cups of red clover tea daily to cleanse
your blood, liver and kidneys.
Make sure your bowels are moving daily.
Probiotics will assist you with this. If you are still
constipated, add a gentle herbal product to stimulate your
bowels. We like Naturlax #3 by Nature’s Way. Use this
product until you feel your bowels are moving on their own.
Both red clover tea and Naturlax #3 are available at health
food stores. A popular brand of red clover in teabags is
Alvita. Some stores carry the herb in bulk. To use it in
bulk, put 1 tbsp of the herb in a small tea ball and steep
it in boiling water for 15 minutes.
Since 75% of your detoxification process takes place in
your lungs, daily deep breathing is essential. Exercising
and dry skin brushing will help your lymphatic system move
the accumulated waste out of the body faster too.
To dry skin brush: buy a natural
vegetable fiber brush at your local health food store. Before
you shower each day brush your skin dry by starting with
your feet and legs brush your strokes up towards your heart.
Brush 3 or 4 strokes in the same place before moving to
other sides of your body. Every stroke moves towards the
center of your chest to the heart. From your back brush
upwards and then down your shoulders towards the heart.
Do not brush your face, but softly brush down your neck
towards your heart, and softly brush the breasts towards
the center of your chest. Brush for about 2-3 minutes. Dry
skin brushing equates to doing 20 minutes of aerobic exercise
for your lymphatic system by getting rid of toxins and waste.
Q: Can a long term yeast infection affect kidneys?
A: Yes, yeast and its mycotoxins can affect every organ
and system in your body. Your genetic vulnerability is the
determining factor. So, it is essential to confront yeast
overgrowth vigorously from many different angles at the
outset. I’ve described the methods above.
Once you’ve addressed the supplement issues, it’s
essential to follow a lifestyle
(diet, exercise, supplements, emotional health, and maintenance
levels of medications) to prevent future episodes of yeast
overgrowth. This will enable you to maintain a strong, healthy
immune system and keep a healthy balance of microorganisms
in your body.
Boroch is a Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist,
educator, author, and inspirational speaker. Ann has a private
practice in West Hollywood, California specializing in allergies,
digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances and autoimmune
diseases. She is an expert on the silent epidemic, candida
yeast overgrowth. For more, visit her website at: www.annboroch.com.
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