The following remedies were from various people who posted on Vital Votes at Mercola.com.
"oregano oil is a good treatment and maintenance for previous candida ; take oregano oil for about a week every month and supplement, daily, with All Flora probiotics."
"Take Colloidal silver: a tablespoon 2 x a day for about 5 days "
re: Garlic, a couple contradictory bits of info:
1."I would not use garlic with a yeast infection. Garlic is an anti-bacterial and ALL anti-bacterial products are the opposite of what is used with yeast infections. Garlic kills too many essential bacterias, which help to kill yeast, so you don't want to kill those off. "
2."I don't know what other people's 12 hour cure is, but mine IS using garlic. Peel the clove, put a few little nicks in it. Insert it high in the vagina and leave it for 24 hours. After a few hours you will feel relief, in 12 hours you will feel much better. If it is a particularly bad infection I will exchange the clove for a new one for up to 72 hours. Don't be alarmed if the clove looks blue when you take it out. You will taste garlic in your mouth for as long as you use this treatment, so some people only use it overnight. I find it easiest to just insert the clove on its own, some practitioners suggest wrapping it in gauze and tying it off with floss for easier removal but that seems like too much work for me. In addition to the garlic, make the dietary changes and get plenty of water and sleep. You'll feel better and be taking steps to prevent another one. "
"Tea tree oil is excellent for a yeast infection. A few drops in cool water for a twice-daily douch is a good remedy. You can also use something like coco butter and tea tree oil to make a suppository." [NOTE: If you think you are ovulating avoid douching if there is even a remote possibility you can get pregnant.]
"Tea tree oil and clove oils and buds are old fashioned herbal remedies for vaginal yeast infections. "
"Douching with a vinegar wash morning and night (2 tbsp apple cider vinegar with 4 cups warm water), followed by insertion of an acidophilus capsule every night for a good 10 days seems to take care of it."
"I would like to suggest that douching that often may be slowing your recovery. You wash out all the good stuff and have to start over again. Ten days worth of capsules seems like kind of a long regimen. In my experience, the yogurt works the best and almost always within 2-3 days at MOST. Give it a try?..."
"Systemic candida overgrowth can be quite a bit more complex to relieve than what is suggested here for many people. There is a correlation between mercury toxicity and candida overgrowth. Apparently the candida absorbs the mercury. So until the toxicity issue is dealt with, the candida may not go away permanently. It also accounts for the extremely difficult detox symptoms that may result when one uses diet and supplements to attempt to get rid of the candida - it may be much more than just "die-off". Also, many people with impaired digestion which is largely caused by chronic candida and related issues may not do well on the high meat protein diet that is typically advocated. The solutions to these concerns are all addressed by Donna Gate's Body Ecology."
"Some other good natural internal and external yeast remedies can be found at: www.tbyil.com.yeast_infections.html "
"Be sure to avoid sugar and bleached flour and use a good probiotic such as the one Dr. Mercola sells."
"Insert a tampon saturated with plain all natural yogurt Works every single time. No joke.---"
"I insert the yogurt manually, but then wear a pad for awhile for any "overflow". I also, have never had this method fail. "
"For a free recipe on how to get rid of yeast overgrowth, which I've shared with customers at the health food store where I work, go here: www.squidoo.com/foodcravings
I've seen people lose 90 pounds, completely eliminate painful "geographic tongue" (the tongue looks like a map, hence the name), etc. I mention a product called PB-8 for the probiotic, but Dr. Mercola's probiotic would be a good one to use in its place.
The best to you.
Kelley Eidem, author"
"Well, she told me that candida albumen HATED the herb oregano. She gave me a bottle of Oreganol oil the no sugar/yeast/grain/fruit diet, told me what to expect and booked me in for another test in 4 weeks (using the non invasive MORA RM10 machine). When I returned I couldn't believe it - the candida had gone."
"I found that adding water kefir and kombucha tea as well as eating raw garlic daily and kefir grains daily have really helped. (They are true raw lacto-fermented products-big difference between them and the pasteurized fermented vinegars, etc. you find in stores.)"
"I think the homemade water kefir and kombucha put lots of good bacteria in my body that help me fight yeast-and the raw garlic kills lots of narsty bugs from yeast to viruses. Keeps the mosquitos away, too!"
"I self-diagnosed myself as having candida based on all my symptoms which included : bad breath after eating sugar and fruit, feeling lousy after eating sugar, etc. Yet the worse one was constant body aches. Changing my diet to eliminate sugar, vinegar products, yeast products, and using probiotics & oil of oregano really helped, but the body aches only slightly got better. A doctor suggested I go to a website www.miraclemineral.org (or .com - can't remember), read the online book, and try the solution recommended: a sodium chlorite mixture. You drink it. It oxygenates your blood, aiding your immune system to kill pathogens, and is 8 times stronger than using stabilized oxygen. The solution can be found anywhere by searching for "MMS solution". It taste nasty after you get up to high doses of 15 drops a day, but my body aches have diminished by 80%!!!! It's like a miracle!!! The stuff is an actual CURE for malaria, but also works for alot of other things. Do your research, that's all I'm asking, and try the stuff. A 4 oz bottle can be bought for only $20 and that will last about 6 months. A lot of people all over the world sell it, it's not just one person or a company. I truly believe I have found the 'secret' cure out there for a lot of illnesses."
"the yeast connection diet and donna gates BED diet are good for some people. but others need to avoid some of the foods they recommend. not everyone can continue eating whole grains and beans and other carbohydrate foods and still get rid of candida."
"Grapefruit Seed Extract as an all natural Candida cure."
"I use a whole garlic clove(with about 6 cuts in it from my fingernail) as a suppository(no need for string), I get a new one 2x a day. Sometimes I coat it in tea tree or neem oil around it as well. NO you will NOT get burned by the garlic clove juice."
"Kill ALL your sugar, glutan(wheat), bread, and corn intake.(I did this for 2 months...) This even includes carrots."
"You wont believe how sugar will make it worse FAST. I was experimenting and even a carrot made it worse after a couple hours. I really could tell : ( If you go on the candida diet, start to feel better, then screw up by eating something even a little sweet, you WILL feel it)."
"I also took paragone (from renew life) and Yeast Fighter (from twinlab) for about a month."
"- The MDI News forum at games.groups.yahoo.com/.../MDI_News says cream of tartar cures Candida within 3 months for some at least. MDI largely promotes MMS, which is good for many infections. I'm starting a discussion of MMS at http://nhc.lefora.com/forum and I have a lot of info about it at http://freewebs.com/sc2p "
"Dr. Whiting says hydrogen peroxide therapy. He states that oxygen kills yeast and a lot of other illnesses. Phoenixnutritionals has his product. I don't know if it works, haven't tried it, but thought I'd add this in case it does help someone. Dr. Whiting's website is ........... www.healthyinformation.com "
"healingwithnutrition.com has an oxy rich aloe toddy"
"The Yeast Connection misses a few important points. (I was put on an anti-candida diet by a homeopath...it worked). 1. Yes, a diet high in nuts and seeds. But avoid peanuts and coconut, as these are prone to fungal outbreaks on their own. 2. Avoid root vegetables, especially potatoes. Root vegetables, like peanuts, are prone to fungal growths. Potatoes, however, are very special in that they ferment faster than anything else (hence the popularity of vodka in Russia in times past). However, some yellow root vegetables are acceptable for nutritional purposes. 3. Avoid ANYTHING that ferments. I was told to consume minor amounts of fruits, because with the yeast already present they are more likely to ferment. 4. Avoid anything fermented. This may seem obvious, but, while soy sauce is a great way to make vegetables taste better, it is fermented and can be an issue. 5. Avoid soy in general, because the phytoestrogens, like other hormones and hormone precursors, is sugar-based and will encourage yeast-growth. 6. Avoid artificial sweeteners, as these cause insulin release, and insulin, being a sugar-based molecule, will feed candida.
Also, there are natural remedies that can be used in conjunction with the anti-candida diet. The extract of the inner hull of black walnut, Pau D'arco, caprylic acid, extract of grapefruit seed have all been used with good results. For most, the problem will go away within two weeks."
"Dr.Reddy I read an article advising to eat 3 cloves of garlic a day for six(6) weeks for the treatment of candida infection, especially woman suffering candida albicans, popularly known as thrash.. Garlic is the best natural treatment of fungus infections. Then how to eat Garlic. First slice them into small bits , leave them for ten(10) minutes to the air. Then swallow the bits with water or fruit juice. Garlic is also good for reducing cholesterol. In fact American scientists have shown that Garlic acts like a natural statin in dissolving already built up fat in the arteries. Fantastic. Only problem is , some people cannot tolerate garlic as it causes rash on the body apart from the strong smell which is anti -social. However, if one has no such problems, try garlic to prevent Blooc Pressure, Fungus infections and heart attacks."
"I have found kefir mixed with flax seed to be excellent, and I couldn't make it without jordin rubin's primal defense probiotic"