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The candida cleanse protocol below summarizes our 15 years of experience and research on candida overgrowth and natural yeast infection treatment.
The idea of the natural candida cleanse plan is simple.
You starve the yeast, make it weak by diet, foods and herbs that kill candida, and rebuild your gut health with probiotics.
The best candida cleanses always follow these three elements:
starve, kill, and rebuild.
Special consideration was given in the protocol to both effectiveness and safety. So you avoid candida cleanse side effects and die off symptoms. Safety should always comes first. Especially when you naturally cleanse at home.
Best Candida Cleanse Protocol
Starve, Kill, Rebuild.
The 3 steps to get rid of candida and yeast infections:
- Starve the yeast : candida colon cleanse to remove waste buildup from the Intestines that feed candida.
See: colon cleanse.
- Kill candida with candida cleanse diet and antifungal supplements.
See: diet, supplements.
- Rebuild gut health with probiotics for candida.
Protocol Duration: 4-8 weeks.
Candida Colon Cleanse
Duration: week 1 and when needed during the cleanse.
The objective of the candida colon cleanse is simple : starve the yeast.
To do so, you get rid of waste buildup and undigested food particles in your intestines that feed candida.
One of the best ways to naturally and safely cleanse the colon, is to do a natural oxygen colon cleanse (Oxy-powder).
Oxy-Powder releases natural oxygen in the intestines that loosens waste buildup and undigested food particles that tend to stick to the intestinal wall. This allows the body to flush out this waste naturally through normal bowel movements.
Most people start to feel a significant relief from many of their candida symptoms as they eliminate the stored waste. Don’t be surprised if you see dead candida in your stool. This is common, as the waste buildup is the food source of candida. While this may not be the most pleasant thing to see, it is still much better to have the candida yeast out of your body.
Prevent Candida Cleanse Side Effects
There’s another reason we recommend to start the candida cleanse with the colon cleanse. During the candida cleanse, the body eliminates the dying candida and its toxic byproducts through bowel movements.
For this reason, you want to make sure your colon is free from waste buildup that can slow down the elimination process, and make toxins circulate in your system longer. Having waste buildup in the colon is one of the main reason behind the side effects and candida die off symptoms people experience during the cleanse. It just takes the body much more time to eliminate these toxins.
Candida Cleanse Diet
Duration: weeks 2-8.
The main idea behind the candida cleanse diet is to starve the yeast and make it weak. You avoid foods that can feed candida.
This is far more important than eating foods that kill candida. According to research, the carbohydrates we eat from the diet are the primary and preferred nutrient sources for candida albicans yeast .
For this reason, most candida cleanse diet plans and menus restrict high carb foods. You do have to make sure, however, that you starve the yeast but not yourself.
In order for the candida diet to work, you replace the carbs with enough healthy fats and proteins so you still have the energy and nutrients to support your daily activities, emotional state, and body’s needs.
Candida Cleanse Recipes
Due to their importance, we wrote an entire post on the candida cleanse recipes and diet plan, including food list, natural home remedies, diy recipes, common mistakes to avoid and the relevant scientific evidence.
(Read the complete post).
Duration: weeks 2-8.
So you cut down the main food sources of candida, and made the yeast even weaker with the candida cleanse diet. Now it is time to kill candida.
There are a number of unique herbs with known antifungal properties that can kill candida very effectively. Natural antifungals are extensively studied as an alternative option for antifungal drugs. Anti candida herbs such as pau d’arco, licorice root, jatoba, and others can offer an effective and safe way to improve the natural candida cleanse results [2, 3, 4].
Not all natural antifungals, however, are safe. Some are even toxic. For this reason, and to avoid a strong reaction, we strongly recommend to get your antifungal candida supplements from a trusted source.
Dr. Group’s Mycozil is our recommended candida supplements during weeks 2-8 in our candida cleanse protocol. We have found it to be both safe and effective.
The formula combines wildcrafted and organic antifungal herbs, natural systemic enzymes that break down candida cell wall, and probiotics to help balance the candida yeast imbalance in the gut.
- Ingredients: jatoba bark, pau d’arco bark, licorice, anise seed, beta glucanase, hemicellulase, brevibacillus laterosporus, fulvic acid.
- Directions: Take 3 capsules 2 times daily before meals. If you have never used Mycozil before, start with 1 capsule twice a day and gradually increase each day.
Probiotics For Candida
Duration: weeks 2-8.
There are two main reasons most health experts recommend to take probiotics for the candida cleanse:
- Candida overgrowth and yeast infections are linked to excess candida yeast imbalances in the gut, or a compromised gut flora [5, 6].
- A weak immune system is a common risk factor to develop candida overgrowth and yeast infections .
Probiotics supplements populate the intestines with beneficial organisms that can limit the overgrowth of candida yeast, and help the body to rebuild a healthy gut flora and strong immune system.
On a healthy state, a diet rich in fermented foods and fiber can support a healthy gut flora and candida yeast balance. When you have candida or yeast infections, however, you may want to enrich your diet with probiotic supplements.
Good options of probiotic for candida are the lactobacillus probiotic strains, that many studies found safe and effective for candida yeast infections as well as to support the immune system [8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13].
To avoid a reaction due to sensitivity to milk, we recommend to use dairy free vegan probiotics from a trusted source.
It is important that the company who makes the probiotics also guarantees their stability and potency. One study that tested 15 different probiotic supplements found that only 4 out of the 15 products met their label .
We have seen this many times in our research as well. These quality issues can be very frustrating.
Floratrex is our recommended probiotics for the candida cleanse. The formula combines the highly studied lactobacillus probiotic strains with inulin prebiotic. Prebiotics serve as a food source for probiotics that supports the good bacteria growth. Taking prebiotics together with probiotics is a common best practice that according to research, can enhance the effectiveness of the probiotic supplements [15, 16].
Floratrex Ingredients & Directions
- Ingredients: Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactococcus lactis, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus paracasei, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus casei, Bacillus coagulans, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus gasseri, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacterium longum, Pediococcus acidilactici, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bacillus clausii, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Fulvic Acid, Organic Inulin.
- Directions: take two capsules with water 20 minutes before breakfast.
Candida Cleanse Side Effects
Candida cleanse side effects may occur when candida yeast starts to die during the cleanse. These symptoms can affect your entire body and your well-being.
Common candida die off symptoms include: skin itching, rashes, flu-like symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, fatigue, nausea, joint, muscle body aches and pain, digestive issues such as diarrhea, loose bowel movements, bloating, gas, cramps, stomach pain, tenderness, excess mucus, breathing problems, and even vomiting. Some people also feel anxiety, depression, brain fog and additional mind balance symptoms.
Healing crises or herxheimer reactions are not a sign you are healing. They do not mean that the candida cleanse is working.
This is a common misconception that is simply not true.
Candida Die Off Symptoms
When you experience candida die off symptoms, it may indicate that the amount of toxins released by the dying candida is more than what your body can safely handle. If you use antifungal herbs or candida supplements, it may also mean that you have a reaction to these herbs. Natural doesn’t always mean safe.
Based on our experience, most candida cleanse side effects are unnecessary. You should avoid them with proper attention.
Since this is a very common problem in both parasite and candida cleanses, we wrote an entire post on it.
Especially: how to avoid die off symptoms or minimize them in case you already experience issues. We included simple guidelines and natural home remedies we have found both effective and safe.
(Read the complete post).
Candida Cleanse FAQ
Maintain Your Results After The Candida Cleanse
Many people find that a few weeks after they started the candida cleanse, they already have no symptoms. Other people may need the full eight weeks. Especially with candida symptoms that affect the nails, as these usually take longer time to heal.
The best way to maintain your results is to keep eating healthy. Work directly with your health provider if you have risk factors for candida and yeast infections, especially antibiotics, uncontrolled diabetes, or a weakened immune system [16, 17].
After the 8 weeks, or if you have no more candida symptoms:
- Supplements: stop taking antifungal supplements and see how you feel. Continue to take the probiotics for the full eight weeks to support the rebuilding of your gut flora.
- Diet: you can introduce slowly more foods to your diet and see how these changes make you feel. Many people notice that their taste buds completely changed and they no longer have strong desire to eat high carb foods or sweets.
Strongest Candida Killer Or Safe Antifungals?
As we have mentioned, choosing the strongest candida killer for the candida cleanse may not always be a good option.
Ideally, you want to kill candida at a pace your body can safely handle. This allows the body to naturally eliminate the excess candida yeast and restore the candida yeast balance in the gut.
This process does take time. As the body heals from the candida yeast infection and becomes stronger, you feel better with much less candida symptoms.
Try to kill candida too fast with aggressive antifungals, good chances you will experience side effects and strong candida die off symptoms. We have seen this happening too many time.
Using aggressive antifungal candida supplements will not shorten this time. In many cases, you will have to stop the cleanse and let your body recover, before you can start again. For this reason, for the best candida cleanse benefits, go for consistency and safety.
Natural Antifungals List
Many herbal teas, green powders and other non candida supplements contain common herbs with antifungal properties. On a healthy state, these products may not cause any issues. Taking some of these products during the candida cleanse, however, when you are more vulnerable to die off symptoms may cause die offs.
For this reason, it is important to look at the label of your herbal based products. Common natural antifungal herbs include oregano oil, tea tree oil, grapefruit seed extract, garlic, olive leaf, berberine, pau d’arco, caprylic acid, and coconut oil.
Essential oils and other natural extracts from foods that normally have mild antifungal properties you tolerate, may become much stronger once in a concentrated form. Common examples include cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allicin (from garlic), oregano oil and others.