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ANSWERS FROM CARLOS:
I'm 15 years old I think I
have a yeast infection I'm not sure but if it is what
can I do to cure it?
ANSWER: In a douche
bottle mix 1 tablespoon of Acidophilus powder, 2
tablespoons of Vinegar, 2 drops of essential oil of Tea
tree, 2 drops of essential oil of Rosemary and 2 drops
of essential oil of Lavender.
Use only in the amounts indicated ! Mix together well,
and add 3 cups of warm water. We suggest that you douche
3xs day with this mixture. You may also soak a tampon in
it and insert it into the vagina. Do this daily, in the
morning, and remove it at night. If your vagina is
inflamed add to this mixture 1
teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.
I would also suggest that you eliminate foods that
stagnate the system, such as: Pork, heavy red meats,
white sugar, all dairy and all fried or greasy foods.
Avoid potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes, ketchup, all
alcoholic beverages, chocolate, coffee, milk and
vinegar. I suggest decoctions of Lemon grass and Pau 'D
Arco bark in equal parts. Add to these 15 drops of
extract or tincture of Dandelion to detoxify the
system. Sweeten with honey and drink 3 or 4xs day.
Follow a regimen of exercise daily. Sweating is powerful
way to cleanse your body from accumulated toxins. Eat
plenty of yogurt. Remember that it is of the utmost
importance that you eliminate all forms of sugar from
your diet for now.
I have been reading about candida issues and have read
that red clover (as tea, tincture, etc.) is recommended,
but I am also taking armour thyroid, and I have found
some things that say red clover is not good to take if
you have low thyroid. I also found some things that say
stay away from greens (kale, broccoli, etc.) but
these are also recommended foods in the candida books I
have been reading. So I am confused what is ok and what
is not, I just want to try and get better and not make
other issues. Thank you for your time and any help you
Actually Red clover is primarily a detoxifing herb, but
it is not really used for Candida very often.
is sometimes a tubborn condition to treat, but it is
extremely important that you body eliminate the toxins
that make treatment harder. So, towards that end we
suggest that you begin drinking plenty of fresh water
daily and infusions (teas) of Green tea adding to these
25 drops of extract of Dandelion root. Sweeten only with
a bit of honey and drink 3xs day. Extracts or tinctures
work better and faster. Continue drinking the teas
for 5 days.
should immediately reduce your intake of alcohol,
mushrooms, vinegar, soy sauce, barbecue sauce, breads,
sugar, jams or jellies, chocolate, beets, carrots, and
all foods containing yeast. If you smoke, quit. When you
need to use a sweetner use honey or Stevia. If you also
use scented bath oils discontinue the use. Avoid taking
antibiotics unless it is absolutely necessary.
white sugar, pork, red meats, smoked or cured meats,
cheese, pastas, mayo, and the consumption of too much
milk or eggs, these stagnate and overload the digestive
system by causing it to produce extra enzymes and juices
necessary for digestion. Eliminate all fried foods, soda
your diet with plenty of fresh oily fishes (salmon,
mackerel), plenty of fresh garlic and onions, ginger
root, brown rice, fresh raw or steamed vegetables and
plenty of fresh fruits. Drink fresh Cranberry juice
often. Eat plenty of yogurt daily or take a good
Probiotic supplement 2xs day.
helpful solution is a douche of plain yogurt. Douche and
hold for a few minutes. You may want to add a handful
of Baking soda to your warm baths some folks have found
this to be very helpful. I suggest that you also
drink infusions of Pau D'arco and Barberry in equal
parts. Drink 2xs daily. Sweeten only with honey.
In TCM we
often use the formulas Long Dan Xie Gan Wan and Huang
Lian Shang Qing Wan which are powerful herbal
combinations to promote the cleansing process.
low-level regimen of exercise would also help you to
sweat out toxins. You would benefit from perhaps Yoga or
Tai Chi you local library should have books or videos on
these. Just fifteen minutes per day would do wonders.
One last suggestion, avoid stress, stressful places and
ANSWERS FROM LORYHL
Hi there! I don't know if I am doing the right thing
for me or not but I just started taking Finest Natural
Ginseng standardized extract 200 mg. Bottle says real
root panax ginseng (100% root) extract, standardized to
contain 5% ginsenosides. This I bought at Walgreens. I
also bought Folic Acid.
The reason for these purchases are to help me
cause I have too many problems and don't like taking
prescription drugs. The following are to include:
Reoccurring bladder infections
Reoccurring yeast infections
Reoccurring bacterial vaginosis infections ( vaginal
area always has icky odor and is embarrasing to have sex
with my boyfriend)
Myfacia (these two give me severe neck, shoulder and
back pain and major fatigue)
Anti nuclear antibody
My upper stomach will blow out huge at random times
daily and I burp more than ever.
I had an iridology reading done which showed I
had issues with:
mid back (where I have lots of pain)
upper stomach (high toxicity possible)
really bad nerve rings (she thought I wore contacts even
but i don't)
Basically, I live with pain, can't
concentrate, infections all the time and sick of those
prescriptions that donít do anything for me.
I don't have much money to see a
herbalist and don't even know where one would be. I just
praying that someone can help me. I really want to thank
you so much for offering to read my info. Have a blessed
Sorry to hear about you trials. I suggest you go on the
internet, and look up diets for Candida Albicans,
holistic treatment of, and there are books, and diet
sheets written on this topic. I suspect you have this in
your body, and it may be causing all or most of your
symptoms. It will take alot to explain. Take a look at
the information in the download section and do go
search, for the other, or the books.
You will need herbs, we have the following:
- for your liver, Giver to My Liver
- Life Force Fiber Food. to gently cleanse
-acidophilus, highest quality and live bacteria count,
for the gut and the body, pills or powder
- herbal bolus, for the vagina, to pull toxins, and heal
- change of diet
- education of yourself, that you will find out what has
made you this ill, and what you can do to help
yourself. Please let us know if we can help further