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How I Healed My Candida ~ Candida Heal In Review

I have been getting a lot.... I do mean a lot... of emails asking me to tell them how I healed my candida.  Everything is right here on my blog.   If I did it you will read about it.... And, I enjoy hearing from each and every one of you.   I am not a doctor but I will do my best to answer questions based on my experience.

To make things easier for you, I am going to write Exactly How I Healed My Candida.

To give you a little bit of history about me and candida.

I have probably had candida for most of my life.  As a child, I had digestive problems that were passed off as picky eating.  I did not eat hot dogs and my parents thought it was because I didn't like them.   I didn't like them because they made me sick.... the same for sausage and bacon, plus many other foods.

I also had a lot of skin issues.  Rashes, warts, dry, dry skin.  Reocuring Athletes Feet that I finally Cured.
I think I was constipated for most of my life.  I tried many different things and finally I cured my constipation

I almost forgot.  One of the most embarassing things for me was the Bed Wetting.  I don't think I ever really grew out of it.  I controlled it better as an adult by not drinking anthing after 6PM.  If you happen to have a bed wetter, cut out his sugar, use Stevia or Xylitol and see what happens.  It just might save some problems later on in life... not to mention embarassment.
I also believe Candida Is Hereditary.  Here are some other reasons I think my candida got out of control.  Do You Know What Caused Your Candida?



The very first thing I should of done is a liver cleanse.  I didn't because I had no Idea I even had liver problems.   I found out, candida is very, very hard on your liver..... it is hard on all your body.    Not only is candida hard on your liver, but a lot of the herbs to heal candida are not the best for your liver, so doing a liver cleanse should of been my first step.

Next, I  should of done  a Parasite Cleanse,  you may not want to admit it...but,.. if you have candida, you most likely have parasites.   Here is a little story, it is a true story.
I did a parasite cleanse early on during my candida cleanse.... I did not do it first, although I should have because I think it would have speeded up my healing.
  My sister, who also has candida, did NOT do a parasite cleanse.  8 months later, she is still having problems.  She had a lump that was growing out the top of her head.  She went to a doctor and and they had no idea what it was and wanted to do surgery to remove it.
  Before opting for surgery, she went to her herbalist.... They told her it was a wart.... a BIG wart.  They did some tests and sure enough.... PARASITES.  
So, I was happy I was doing a  Parasite Cleanse

I was having problems with constipation, so I did a colon cleanse.  I did a homemade job and I will never do it again.  I got so sick of drinking green smoothies that I have not really had one since.

Now I was Ready To Start The Anti Candida Diet, I do not envy any of you that feel you need to do this.  It is a tough diet to follow it.... BUT I HAD TO FOLLOW IT.  Do not cheat or you will have to start all over again.

Also, I had to start on the HERBS that help to kill the candida.

So I stayed on the Anti Candida Diet, I had to do it longer than it says to do it.... I went without fruit for 4 months or so. 

I was really feeling well...... then... I don't know what happened.  I started getting sick again.  I thought for sure I had candida back... Lucky for me, I didn't.
How do you know when your candida is cured???  I went to an herbalist and paid $50 for a blood test.  Plus I paid $25 for a resistance test.  Both tests showed no candida.... but this is not fool proof.

Why was I sick again?   I had Leaky Gut.    Healing it was no fun, but now it is healed.  
Then, I was sick again..... What the heck was going on!!!  Now, I find out my B Vitamins are no where to be found.   I was also low on magnesium, zinc..... all the vitamins and minerals that keep your body running smoothly. 

So if you have gone throught he Anti Candida Diet and are still having acid problems.... look into your vitamins and minerals... they could be very low.  Candida sucks them right out of you.

I now have everything pretty much under control.  I am working on healing my gallbladder and will post how I did it later.


UPDATE::   Just to let you know..... my journey was not finished here.  I found out I had parasites and that was causing my acid problems.   I ended up with a terrible burning tongue and ringing inmy ears.  I am working very hard on getting rid of that problem.
UPDATE>>>  Burning Tongue Gone ~ Ringing In Ears Gone ~ My Fight To Kill Candida And Parasites Once And For All

****This blog is for my own healing, if you read and try something I do... you will be trying it at your own risk. I do some pretty crazy things to heal, some work, some don't. So please, check with your doctor before you do anthing I do.

52 comments:

  1. What a story, so happy you are better now!
    kim

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  2. Anonymous12:51:00 PM

    I bought 121 grams of Potassium Iodide(spread over months), and took 85 Garlic Pills/week(spread over weeks).

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  3. Anonymous2:27:00 PM

    I have been battling with Candida and possibly leaky for several years now. I have been following the diet for 7 weeks then ate some fruit last week and my skin rash/fuzzy head has returned. I have been diligent on the diet since I had the fruit a couple days in a row but I am going to try your vitamin b2, zinc, mag recommendation and see if that helps.

    Thank you for blogging your story of healing. Hopefully I will be healthy again soon. Keep your fingers crossed for me...

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  4. My whole family has had trouble with Candidia. I'll have to get you the name of the book we have followed. It says Garlic is especially effective. I also found an inexpensive cleanse that used black walnut hulls that did a terriffic job. Black Walnut Hulls work on paricites.

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  5. Anonymous10:22:00 PM

    I wanted to see if u have heard of kids getting Candida.. I have systemic candida and have been doing treatment for awhile along with diet. I fear my 10 year old daughter may have it too. She suffers from constipation, belly aches, skin irritations, athletes foot, allergies, and now what looks like psoriasis on her scalp. Any suggestions for her? She is doing gluten free & dairy free diet and takes probiotics. I know the strict diet would be so hard for her so I'm puzzled where to start and most docs don't recognize it!

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  6. Anonymous,
    Many of the symptoms listed sound like parasite symptoms.

    You are right about doctors not recognizing it. After I knew I had parasites, (I seen them and took pictures) I tried talking to my Doctor. He acted like I was psycho.

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  7. hi terry- thanks for sharing your story. i'm a little confused because when i read your entry about the anti candida diet, in the comments you wrote that if you would do it again, you wouldn't follow the diet because it was a waste of time and money. and you were going to try the Humaworm candida cleanse. sorry if i am not following all your posts correctly.

    i do not know if i have candida, but i have been following a regime to clear my acne (includes diet) and i haven't been seeing much improvement, so the skincare people suggested i might have candida. all this information is so overwhelming. the thought of following a bunch of different cleanses and diets makes me want to die. i enjoy eating healthy (though i do eat a lot of fruit and other things i'm not supposed to according to this diet, sweet potatoes, bread, etc), but i hate reading diets that list all these things i can't eat. i would rather see recipes or lists of things i can eat. part of my problem is that i am naturally very slim, so when trying to follow a restrictive diet, i get very anxious about if i am eating enough b/c i don't want to lose weight.

    anyway, if you can offer some insights into how i might start... it sounds like at a minimum i should look into taking probiotics. i may find a naturalist i can meet with to help guide me. and i'm not even sure how to test if i really do have candida...

    sorry that was so long! thanks for sharing this blog.

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  8. Kristin,
    That post was quite awhile ago that I said I wouldn't do it again..... I think I ment that I would never give up all carbs again like the candida diet says to do. I would do the herbs and some carbs.... not a lot but some. When I gave up all carbs I ended up with hemorrhoids and so many other problems.

    If I had it to do over again, I would concentrate on getting rid of the parasites first. It is my belief that if you have candida you have parasites.

    The Humaworm parasite cleanse worked great for me but I didn't have any luck with their candida cleanse. Maybe because the candida was not an issue then.

    You need to find a really good probiotic. I use the TruFlora and Theralac but there are probably others out there. I haven't found them but who knows. The probiotics I took early on did not work and they cost more than what I am paying now. I am also doing kefir and getting probiotics from that. You may not be able to tolerate kefir. Fermented vegetables work great also. I use the whey from the kefir to make the vegetables.

    My email is at the top of my blog if you click contact. Thanks Terry

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  9. Anonymous7:57:00 PM

    Hi,
    thank you so much for your blog. I have been doing endless hours of research, both on the internet and in books. I have read body ecology diet as well as the candida cure... but am left so confused.

    Everywhere I look there are contradictions on the diet as well as the cleansing antifungals.

    Now that you have battled this awful illness, what do you recommend? Which candida cleanses are best to begin with? which products did you feel helped the most?

    Thank you again!

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  10. Anonymous,
    If I had it to do all over again, I would work on the parasites first. I am still dealing with parasites and I think I am winning.

    I went to a medical doctor who believes in candida and he told me I will never keep the candida away until I get rid of the parasites. That can take 2 to 4 years.

    Truthfully, so far I have not come across a good candida cleanse and you are right there are so many contradictions. You have to do what works for you. I had better luck with individual herbs and not the cleanses.

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  11. Anonymous,
    The individual herbs for candida.... as for parasites. I started out with the Humaworm parasite cleanse and now I mix my own herbs so I can make it as strong as I want.

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  12. Anonymous12:32:00 PM

    Thank you for your insight!

    So even if your not sure you have parasites, you recommend taking the parasite cleanse? If so, which one?

    Sorry for so many questions, but I am going in circles with where to start.
    Do you recommend the candida diet you posted above along with the parasite cleanse? Have you tried their candida cleanse? Do you recommend it? Or just a mixture of oil of oregano with pau da' arco?

    Please help!

    Thank you so much.

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  13. Anonymous,
    I really don't want to recommend you doing a parasite cleanse. I just know that candida and parasites go hand in hand. If it were me... I would do a parasite cleanse but you have to do what you feel is right for you.

    I did do the candida cleanse diet and it does help. I just now do the alkaline diet and for me, I like it better.

    As for a good parasite cleanse, I did use Humaworm and it worked great for me. But as time progressed, I felt I needed something stronger so I now mix my own herbs. You can call Humaworm and talk to them for free. They can tell you if they think you need a parasite cleanse.

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  14. Anonymous2:02:00 PM

    Sorry,

    one more question : )

    Do you have any advice for liver cleanses? 2 years ago I got my gallbladder taken out and I am really young (22), so that was really weid. But it never took my stomach pain away and now I feel like my liver is always sensitive and in pain.

    Do you have any recommendations for liver cleanses? Or any other advice on what I can do to help this process?


    Also, what is the alkaline diet??

    Thank you again!

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  15. my email is at the top of the blog under contact me.

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  16. Anonymous5:59:00 PM

    For some reason it will not let me send you an e-mail or show me what e-mail address to send an e-mail to via my account.

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  17. Anonymous1:04:00 PM

    What would you recommend for a liver cleanse?

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  18. It is hard to recommend just one thing. I did so many different things, Coffee enema, A quick liver flush and I did so many cleanses that I bought. Plus getting rid of parasites in my liver worked wonders.
    The Humaworm liver cleanse worked well for me.

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  19. I just did the Humaworm parasite pills and i was disappointed that i didn't see a single worm! Maybe they were there but small. and i guess I didn't dig though the toilet to find them,,,,lol How do you know it's worked? And goodness, if it takes over 2 years to get rid of them you would need to take them all the time, right? ugh. I'm so mentally exhausted trying everything and still feeling sick

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  20. Tracii,
    I seen a worm when I wiped.... well at first I felt something strange and when I looked it was a worm. After that... I looked really close and did warm water enemas.

    It is exausting trying to get rid of the parasites and candida but so worth it once you do.

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  21. My daughter had pinworms and they were so tiny they looked like pieces of thread that comes off of fabric. If they hadn't moved when I looked at that moment, I'd never have known they were alive. I had a phobia for months after that when I went to bed remembering all those worms. lol

    I ordered worm meds online to get rid of the worms, for myself, just in case..the pediatrician gave medicine to my daughter. But to this day, she is still constipated. :(

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    1. I was constipated until I got rid of all the worms. I didn't just have one kind and I am not even sure how many kinds I had.

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  22. Anonymous6:27:00 PM


    I'm going to try Oil of Oregano for the parasites and bad bacteria..they say it gets rid of migraines too, which would be a miracle for me. It just arrived in the mail yesterday and is really strong though so a bit nervous on taking it. :-)

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  23. Good luck to you Anonymous on getting rid of the parasites. I stopped getting headaches when I got rid of some of the parasites. Now I only have a headache when i have die off from toxins.

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  24. Anonymous7:08:00 AM

    What herbs are you mixing yourself for parasites? I am in Australia and they won't send Humaworm here due to customs restrictions.

    Kelly

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    1. Kelly,
      go on the Humaworm site. They have a list of herbs that they use in their parasite cleanse. I use as many of them as I can get, especially the wormwood, black walnut, ginger, gentain, ... just as many as I can. I don't have the measurments and mine came out way to strong but it sure did kick some butt.

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    2. Anonymous9:12:00 AM

      Thanks for the reply.

      I will take a look and possibly start making my own too.

      Kelly

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  25. Anonymous12:59:00 PM

    Hi.... How do you know if candida is dying??

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    1. I usually got headaches or sometimes flu like symptoms. Then I started feeling better.

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  26. Thanks but did you get some mucus coming out? im using pessaries... Fluconazole 150mg and today,vitamin c... Thank you

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    1. Rabbie,
      I did, but at the time... I had no idea it was candida. Then when I self diagnosed, I would give myself enemas and make more candida come out.

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  27. Hi,did you have lower backaches during treatment?

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    1. Hi Miss,
      I had a hip replacement when I was in my 30s and have had back problems because of that... so I probably didn't notice any back problems.

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  28. Thank you very much... How long did your die off take?

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  29. For the candida,... It was really bad for a month or so... then it got easier. Then I found out if you have candida, you have parasites. When I did a parasite cleanse,.. the die off was horrible. That didn't last as long but was intense while it lasted.

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  30. Anonymous1:02:00 PM

    Hellooo..... Do you suggest a dewormer? Like Zentel

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  31. I never tried the Zentel. I mostly used Humaworm. I have a lot of Humaworm posts on my blog showing worms I got out using it.

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  32. Anonymous4:32:00 AM

    Is a parasite cleanse equivalent to a dewormer? Thank you

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    1. The parasite cleanse I use is made with herbs. The dewormers.... not sure what they are made with. But, yes, they are all suppose to deworm.

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  33. Do you recommend the parasite cleanse along with the humaworm colon cleanse for chronic constipation? I will do the liver cleanse in the meantime while I wait for arrival due to my symptoms and research I am pretty convinced I have parasites and candida. I found a lot of thread like white strings in my BM this AM. First one in a week. I am very distended and constipated.

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  34. Do you recommend the humaworm parasite cleanse along with colon cleanse for chronic constipation? Due to extensive research pretty sure I have parasites and candida. Ready to order and I will do the liver cleanse in the meantime.

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    1. SEHlolakc,
      If it were me, I would only do one at a time.

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  35. Do you have a recipe for the liver cleanse?

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    1. Scott, I do the liver flush once a month. When I was really sick, I did it every 2 weeks. http://www.myjourneywithcandida.com/2011/01/humaworm-quick-liver-gallbladder.html

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  36. Anonymous11:38:00 PM

    I've been suffering from Candida for 12 years. I went to a naturopath and started taking a few different things for my liver. Noticed a difference in 2 weeks. Salts, magnesium, dairy free probotics.

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    1. Isn't it amazing what just a little change in our diets can do to help us heal?

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  37. Hi,

    You write a lot to "ask your doctor" but I don't see you mentioning that you worked with a doctor. Did you? I think it's hard to find a doctor willing to work with you on this type of problem.

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    1. Very true and I am going to keep doing saying it. I don't want to be responsible for what other people do. This blog is for my own healing, those who come here need to know that.
      To answer your question.... if you are lucky, you MIGHT find a doctor to help you. I found one that said, Yes... you have candida. But he had no idea how to help me. So, I had to help myself and this blog is how I keep track of what I did.

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  38. I would love to share my story with you and hear your thoughts and opinions. I have read yours and so happy for you! EXTREMELY jealous as well ;)

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