Hi I’d better explain a bit about me.
I had bad food poisoning twice and this led to digestive problems. Eventually I found a naturopath who is wonderful. He diagnosed candida (among other problems) and identified which vitamins and supplements I needed to take. This was an essential step in my recovery as 1. I had a clear diagnosis of candida (essential) and 2. I knew which vitamins to take to aid my recovery. My research shows that a lack of certain vitamins and supplements can create the breeding ground for candida. For example low iron levels need to rectified asap. In the beginning I followed the restrictive and totally depressing anti-candida diet to the letter. I lost a lot of weight (yippee!), got very fed up and depressed (nightmare) and learnt about making my own fresh food with no junk in them (great!). I made friends with the local guy who runs the health food shop and spent a long time reading and learning about candida. Some things worked for a while e.g threelac, yeast raiders, etc and others worked better e.g. capryllic acid and pau d’arco. So the main thing is to try different yeast killers. Rotate them if necessary to kill off the candida.
One word of warning – if you have candida really bad or had it for ages then my advice is to do the anti candida diet for a few weeks before introducing a yeast killer. There are masses of sites which explain the anti-candida diet so I wont go into it here. But you can experience ‘die off’ where basically you feel worse before you get to feel better.
Anyway I have used so many methods of beating candida that I hope I can help others. I should also mention that I am a spiritual person and I also had healing to help boost my energy. I dont think for one minute that it cured my candida problem but I enjoyed the sessions enormously. The healing made me realise that one of the reasons I think I got candida was because of stress and more accurately my response to it. I’d lost my inner peace through worrying too much about stuff that didnt really matter and I lost perspective. Fast forward 3 years….and here I am again repeating my errors!!