how to get rid of candida

How to get rid of candida: cure candida naturally and permanently

How to get rid of candida

The protocol below is specifically designed to help you get rid of candida overgrowth naturally and permanently. In addition to its effectiveness, special consideration was given for safety. The objective is to cure candida naturally and permanently, remove candida yeast overgrowth while minimizing potential die off symptoms and other side effects.
Notice that the order of the steps matters.
A more detailed plan is also available below this summary. You can also click on the links to the topics you wish to learn more about.

The first step in order to cure candida overgrowth, is to understand what is preventing your body from getting rid of candida naturally, as it does in a healthy state:

  1. Find out what causes candida overgrowth in your body. Certain medication, antibiotics, high sugar diet and chronic stress are common causes of candida overgrowth. This is very important: as long as the cause of your candida overgrowth is still present you won’t be able to get rid of candida for good.
    To check if the top causes of candida overgrowth apply to you: top causes of candida overgrowth.
  2. Check whether there is an underlying condition that makes it hard for your body to get rid of a candida naturally, as the body does on a normal healthy state. For more info, see our expert guide on this topic:
    What is preventing your body from healing candida by itself.
  3. Do an oxygen colon cleanse. Accumulated waste buildup in the colon is one of the main reasons many people can’t get rid of their candida overgrowth issues. This is very common.
  4. Determine the type of candida overgrowth infection you have by recognizing all of your candida symptoms. To get rid of candida permanently, it is important to treat the cause of the problem and not the symptoms.
    To learn more, see candida symptoms checker.
  5. Start the candida overgrowth cleanse as shown below:

Candida Cleanse: How to cure candida overgrowth

STEP 1  Candida Diet.
  • Foods to avoid: avoid foods that overfeed candida or weaken your immune system.
  • Foods to eat: consume foods & remedies that help your body to naturally cure the candida infection.
  • Digestive enzymes to help with the transition to the candida diet.
STEP 2  Anti Candida Supplements.
  • Colon cleanse: remove accumulated waste buildup and other toxins the can feed candida yeast.
  • Probiotics: populate the gut with good bacteria that are effective against candida.
  • Enzymes: improve digestion & nutrients uptake from the foods you eat; break down candida’s cell wall.
  • Vitamins & minerals: nutrients needed by the body to repair damage caused by the infection.
  • Antifungalseliminate candida yeasts in more severe or stubborn cases of candida overgrowth.
STEP 3  Remedies for Quick Relief. (If needed).
STEP 4  Check Your Progress.
  • Candida test : Did your score and symptoms get better?
  • Update the candida cleanse plan (when needed).

How to get rid of candida overgrowth

The detailed plan to cure candida

The candida cure checklist: use this checklist below as a guide to help you get rid of candida overgrowth. To prevent cases of recurrent symptoms or incomplete candida cure, all steps need to be addressed.

Symptoms: identify all the affected areas in your body.
Causes: check if the top causes of candida overgrowth apply to you.
Candida diet: update your diet with the right foods for the candida treatment.
Candida supplements: include anti candida supplements to compliment your treatment plan.
Home remedies: natural home remedies for candida when applicable.
Candida die off: are you trying to get rid of candida too fast?

Candida symptoms

Don’t treat the symptoms. Learn from them about the treatment you need

Candida symptoms usually affect multiple areas in the body, both internal and external. Treating these symptoms alone is usually not enough to get rid of candida overgrowth if the source of the infection is still present. For this reason, identifying the connection between the different candida symptoms to the cause of the problem is the most important step in order to cure candida overgrowth. This is the key to get rid of candida permanently and for good.

Common candida symptoms may include:

External candida symptoms

Area Symptoms
Skin: Skin breakouts, acne, itchy skin, candida rash, yeast rash, eczema, psoriasis, hives, skin fungal infections such as: athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) , jock itch, ringworm.
Nails: Toenail fungus, nail fungus, nail fungal infections.
Mouth: Oral thrush, coated tongue, throat infection.
Women: Recurrent vaginal yeast infections, white thick cottage cheese discharge, frequent itchiness, burning and irritation.
Men: Male yeast infection, urinary tract infections (UTI), anus itching, rectal itching.
Respiratory: Sinus infection, sinus drainage, allergies.

Internal candida symptoms

Area Symptoms
Wellbeing: Irritability, anxiety, fever, mood swings, depression, dizziness, increased sweating, sugar cravings, craving for sweets or high carb foods.
Cognitive: Brain fog, poor memory, difficulty concentrating, lack of focus, ADD or ADHD.
Pain: Systemic inflammation, headache, increased joint or muscle pain, fibromyalgia like symptoms (fibrositis).
Energy: Chronic fatigue, feeling constantly tired, exhaustion.
Immune: Weaken immune system, constantly sick, allergies.
Digestive: Intestinal distress and digestive issues:  indigestion, bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea, nausea, acid reflux, mucus and candida in stool.

For a complete list of candida overgrowth symptoms, see candida symptoms list.

Candida die off symptoms – are you trying to get rid of candida too fast?

Candida overgrowth is known to cause many unpleasant discomforts. According to the medical literature, in many cases candida overgrowth has shown to reduce the health-related quality of life (HRQOL), especially when it comes to mental and physical health (1).

For this reason, knowing how to get rid of candida fast and quick is often the first thing that comes in mind. Safety however, is a critical part that needs to be considered as well. The main reason is candida die off symptoms.

When candida starts to die during the treatment, it releases over 80 different toxins. These toxins can get anywhere in the body, suppress the immune system and cause many discomforts and health issues all over the body.
These are commonly known as candida die off symptoms, healing crisis or herxheimer reaction.

A common misconception about the symptoms of candida die off is that having them is a sign that the treatment is working. When you have die off symptoms, it means that the amount of toxins released by the dying candida is more than what your body can safely handle. The high level of toxins put a lot of stress on internal organs, especially the colon, liver and kidneys that are involved in filtering toxins in the body.

The bottom line: cure candida fast but at a pace your body can safely handle. Preventing toxins overload can minimize many unnecessary discomforts and is essential for the success of the candida treatment, your health and well-being. This is very important and should be considered before going for the strongest candida killer supplements or antifungal medications.

To learn more about candida die off symptoms and how to prevent or manage them, see:
Candida die off symptoms experts guide.

How to cure candida naturally and permanently

Find what causes candida in your body

To cure candida naturally and permanently, you have to identify what causes candida overgrowth in your body. This is very important since they are different causes that can cause candida to grow out of control; each may need a completely different treatment.

Many severe cases of candida overgrowth start as simple causes of candidiasis and candida albicans infections that get complicated overtime as the cause of the infection wasn’t properly addressed during the candida overgrowth treatment.

What are the main causes of Candida?

Common main causes of candida overgrowth or candidiasis may include:

  • Antibiotics use or medication that kill the good bacteria the body.
  • Birth control pill (oral contraception) or other medication that can change the hormonal balance.
  • Diet high in refined sugars or processed foods, excessive alcohol consumption.
  • A weakened immune system.
  • Poor sleep and chronic stress.
  • Health conditions such as diabetes and high blood sugar are also considered as leading risk factors.

In other cases, there are less obvious causes such as food allergies you may not be aware of, heavy metal toxicity, chronic constipation and others.

The bottom line: To get rid of candida for good, you need to clearly identify how did you get candida to begin with, so you can treat the root cause of your candida issues. To see if the top causes of candida overgrowth apply to you, see: top candida overgrowth causes.

Candida Diet – how to get rid of candida using foods

The candida diet is a dietary plan designed to help the body to get rid of candida naturally by:

  • Foods to avoid: limiting foods that overfeed candida or weaken the immune system.
  • Foods to eat: eating foods & recipes that help the body to naturally get rid of the excess candida overgrowth.

What can you eat on a candida diet?

A well designed candida overgrowth diet can significantly help the body to naturally eliminate the excess candida yeast. Below is a breakdown of the foods to eat and foods to avoid while on the candida diet. Click on each link to learn more about the best ways to properly use these foods as a part of your candida diet, as well as to avoid many common mistakes.

CANDIDA DIET

Foods to eat

Foods to avoid

To learn more, see Candida diet experts guide.

Supplements to get rid of candida

Using candida supplements to get rid of candida is very popular and can make a big difference when used correctly.
In many cases however, incorrect use of candida supplements is known to cause unpleasant side effects such as candida die off symptoms and digestive issues.

For this reason, using the right type of supplements that are specifically designed to cure candida at the right time in order to complement the candida treatment is the key a complete candida cure.

Here is an overview of our recommended anti-candida supplements protocol.
In addition to its effectiveness, special consideration was given for safety to minimize potential side effects that are caused by many candida supplements.

Supplement Objective
Oxygen colon cleanse.
  • Removes accumulated waste buildup, undigested food particles and other toxins.
    These act as obstacles preventing the body from naturally getting rid of candida.
  • Optimizes the body’s natural waste/toxins removal function.
  • Prevent or minimize die off symptom.
Candida targeted probiotics.
  • Candida targeted probiotics restore healthy gut bacteria with probiotic strains that are specifically effective against candida .
  • Important: avoid dairy based probiotics that can cause many side effects and digestive problems.
Digestive & systemic enzymes.
  • Help with the transition to the candida diet.
  • Improve digestion & nutrients uptake from the foods you eat.
  • Break down candida’s cell wall and other toxins.
  • Important: avoid animal based enzymes.
Vitamins & minerals.
  • Help the body to repair the damage caused by the candida overgrowth.
  • Avoid nutritional deficiencies that are common in ongoing candida infections.
  • Common vitamins deficiencies: Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Iron.
Antioxidants.
  • Support internal organs and cells from the damage caused by the candida toxins in cases of severe candida overgrowth infections, chronic stress or reduced antioxidant capacity.
Antifungals.
  • Balance candida overgrowth in cases of severe infections or “stubborn” candida and yeast issues that are still not fully resolved during the initial treatment.
  • Important: avoid harsh antifungals that can cause die off symptoms and toxicity issues.
    Natural doesn’t always mean safe!

To learn more, see Candida supplements experts guide.

Home remedies for candida: natural ways to get rid of candida

One of the best natural ways to get rid of candida are home remedies. Many candida remedies use natural ingredients such as coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic, tea tree oil that have a very long history of traditional use as a natural cure for candida. When used correctly, these home remedies can offer a safe and effective way to help you cure candida naturally and permanently.

Some home remedies for candida however, are very problematic and in many cases do more harm than good. If you consider using home remedies as a part of your treatment, you may want to review our home remedies for candida experts guide.

how to cure candida naturally and permanentlyHome Remedies for candida: natural candida cure

The complete natural remedies for candida: get rid of candida naturally using the most effective and safe remedies the right way.
Avoid risky home remedies that can make your infection worse.
Home remedies for candida and yeast infections that are covered in this guide include:

  1. The overnight toxins flush.  Most popular gut yeast infection home remedy!
  2. Coconut oil for candida.
  3. Apple cider vinegar for candida.
  4. Probiotics for candida.
  5. Ozonated olive oil for candida.
  6. Colloidal silver for candida.
  7. Oregano oil for candida.
  8. Garlic for candida.
  9. Boric acid for candida.
  10. Tea tree Oil for candida.

Candida test

How do you get tested for Candida?

Healthcare professionals usually rely on multiple candida tests in order to diagnose candida or candidiasis (2):

  • Existing candida overgrowth symptoms.
  • Medical history of the patient.
  • Physical examination.
  • Laboratory tests such as candida stool test, saliva test (not the candida spit test myth!), blood test, urine test, candida antibodies test, skin test, vaginal discharge test, and others.

The existence of multiple candida overgrowth and yeast infection symptoms along with risks factors are usually good indications to start the treatment for candida overgrowth.

To see if your candida symptoms may be related to a candida overgrowth problem in your body, see:
online candida test.

Since we get many questions on the candida spit test accuracy, here’s a quick summary. In our practice we have found the candida spit test to be inconsistent and unreliable. We do not believe the candida spit test is a good candida overgrowth test, regardless of the results or how thick the saliva looks like in the glass. Most health experts strongly challenge the candida spit test accuracy and do not consider it as a valid test for candida overgrowth.

To read more about our review of this controversial saliva test for candida, see: candida spit test.

What is Candida overgrowth?

Candida overgrowth or yeast overgrowth is a common fungal infection caused by a yeast-like fungi called candida. In a healthy state, the growth of candida is being controlled by the good bacteria in the body. When this balance is being disturbed, candida yeast changes into an aggressive invasive fungal form that spreads and causes many health issues such as vaginal yeast infections, leaky gut and other unpleasant symptoms all over the body.

This condition of a systemic candida overgrowth in the body is known in the medical literature as Candidiasis. According to the medical literature, 3 out of 4 women will experience at least one episode of vaginal yeast infection.
About half will experience recurring vaginal yeast infections, out of which 10-20% severe yeast infections (345).

To learn more about candida overgrowth, see: candida overgrowth experts guide.