Kirstie....I don't notice die-off when I take the gse...not sure why and not sure if it's just me....but it is excellent for killing off candida. Have you tried it? Do you notice any big benefits from it? I take 30-50 drops of the liquid(oil) in a small amount of water with 1-2 dropperfuls of stevia...chased down with lots of fresh water....I have even done 75 drops at one go....makes your whole body shiver. I would not recommend you do that many....start out with 5-10 drops and work up....
By therapeutic doses I mean at least 6 capsules once or twice a day of the highest potency probiotic you can find. Seriously. It will do you a world of good. Must take before eating.......for best results.
Hi Kirstie....just read your Jan 5th post....want to say that I too have had long term severe Candida and there are several things that have helped me quite a lot. The first one is grapefruit seed extract. It comes in an oily liquid (the fastest acting) and various capsules/tablets. I was taking large doses of it and got rid of some of my most aggravating issues. (Chronic wet phlegmy cough, lung issues, sinus issues). It is one of the most bitter things you will ever taste, but I mix the oily liquid with stevia and just drink it down with a very small amount of water, followed by lots of plain water. Or you can just take the capsules/tablets. It isn't expensive and works very well. The other thing that I feel has made the most difference is taking probiotics, lots of them. I would suggest you take therapeutic (ie larger than normal) doses for at least 1 month if not 6 months. This approach is a bit more expensive, but cheaper than the doctors and really really helps alot. Your intestinal environment gets a really good boost from this and the health of your gut environment is the most important thing in dealing with candida.
It would also be helpful to do a colon cleanse...one which requires fasting (ie drinking only green juices with it) and lasts for 10 -14 days. It needs to be that long to get down deep.
I have tried so many things over the years........and these are what have helped me the most.
Welcome to Raw Food Rehab, Kirstie. We are rolling out the red carpet for you! This is a wonderful community of people with lots of wisdom and love to share. I look forward to getting to know you better as we cross paths in the Mansion's easy access to learning and friendship. Enjoy!