Chelation Seemed to Make Candida Worse (2)

Posted by Susan R. (CA) on 06/03/2008


Wow! What a thorough, prompt and helpful response! Based on my urinary pH of 6.5 (taken this morning) and your response, here's what I'm going to try:

1. 1/4 tsp baking soda + 1/4 tsp of sodium carbonate (washing soda) in at least 1/2 glass of water three times a day, to raise pH & maintain pH level of at least 7.5

2. continue current practice of drinking minimum of 1 gallon of water daily, but for this I will use your ORMUS water (1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate and 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt in 1 liter of drinking water; I have already been in the practice of adding 1/2 tsp. sea salt per 1/2 gallon, which is almost 2 liters)

3. continue current practice of supplemental EPA (fish oil), evening primrose oil, cod liver oil, and milk thistle (for liver support; I already bought a 3 month supply)

4. continue current diet of wild salmon 2x/week, brown rice & baked potatoes for carbs, lots of vegetables, limited fresh fruit and no added sugar. I also take most mornings a "green shake" of lettuce or spinach, 1 Tblsp. rice protein powder, 2 Tblsp. ground flax meal, 1 Tblsp. psyllium husk, 2-3 drops of stevia, and 1 Tblsp. of organic extra virgin coconut oil.

after pH of at least 7.5 is achieved, continue items 2-4 above, and begin:

5. supplemental magnesium citrate 250 mg, vitamin C 500 mg, and a vitamin B complex, plus drinking 1/2 glass of water with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2x/day

6. chelation therapy of granulated lecithin 1 Tablespoon daily, plus 1 small handful cilantro every other day (cutting down on cilantro and spacing further if side effects occur)

7. use up the probiotic I bought (but not replace it! saving about $50/month!)

After I am candida-symptom-free for at least a month, I hope to try a liver cleanse (the prep for this includes a 3-day apple juice fast, so I want to make sure the candida is not going to come back with a vengence from all that sugar!).

I also will have the amalgam fillings removed, and look into alternatives for my root canal.

It will take me a few days to start on the washing soda, as I have been unable to locate it locally & will order it online.

Thanks very, very much for all the info. Please write back if you see anything in the above protocol that looks amiss; otherwise, I hope to check back in with you in a few months to report the success of your recommended therapies! I am so grateful for the hope you have given me.

Gratefully yours.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

During alkalization phase vitamin C sodium ascorbate can be taken at the same time. It causes the ORP of the blood to reach an ideal negative level.

I am quite happy just achieving pH of 7.0 with current remedy. Raising further may be difficult using baking soda, but it is quite possible to go to 7.4 or 7.5 if the baking soda was switched to sodium citrate, which is a somewhat more elusive chemical that is harder to find in supemarket or drug stores.

A sodium citrate (technically called trisodium citrate) is a cousin of citric acid where it is reacted with a sodium carbonate for example, to reach a pH roughly 8-9.

The vitamin C I preferred is an alkaline form of sodium ascorbate only, but it can be reacted with ascorbic acid vitamin C and baking soda to get sodium ascorbate too.

I have mixed feelings about using evening primrose oil everyday, but every other days is safer due to body's limited use of oils. In practice for most people, I prefer to see it's taken once or twice a week ideally.

Fish oils contain Omega 3 type 2, which is DHA and EPA and these are better form and less problematic than flaxseed. Flaxseed gets rancid too quickly for general use and it's a less effective form in certain research findings. Fish oils seems to be less problematic and reduces inflammation and other skin problems as well as immunity problem. Cod liver oil is o.k. as it also has vitamin D which raises the immune system.

I had fungus like condition of the skin some months ago, and it completely went away with just 1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate and 1/4 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate in 1/2 glass of water three times a day. It went away within a day, but continued taking was needed still, plus maintenance.

My house has probiotic, but I find I don't need to use as the alkalization normalizes the intestinal flora anyway. It is left sitting in my shelf for the last 5 years. But don't worry about my probiotics, I got it free from an MLM company and I don't really need it. If I do realize I need it, I used them as a "seed" only after I alkalize properly after a week or two and take it just once! The reason why other people take probiotics everyday is the harmful bacteria plus acid gut just killed the good probiotics completely decimated. So changing the pH of the intestines are important to such an extent that I don't use probiotics at all and research has shown it's not needed if the intestines are properly alkalized anyway. It's self correcting given proper environments.

A simple ORMUS drinking water I used seemed to be very helpful for a variety of condition from the trace superconductive materials found in the sea salt without the elaborate recipes of using other traditionally accepted method of lye, decanting, measuring pH, which makes it all too confusing for most people. Since I have tested this remedy as mentioned, it''s working great anyway. Hence the remedy can be simplified according to the remedy I mentioned. It increases general immunity of the body. It's not perfect (don't taste good) and I will probably give a look further on that one, but it is working so good that I just got to mention this as it was helpful in general weakness and debilitating conditions too, especially the immune disorders and autoimmunity issues.

Coconut oil can be virgin, or just plain coconut oil. And it helps constipation since coconut oil are poorly absorbed, which is good since the body has very limited capacity to uptake oils and fats anyway and if they get into the system, it becomes accumulative, much like vegetable oils, which I really have problems with. Coconut oil acts as a lubricant toward intestinal system and reduces constipation, therefore it is to be taken before meals so it can lubricate it as the foods get digested along the intestinal tract. It can also be used in cooking and if so, one does not need to take coconut oil.

As to the apple juice diet, dilute them in water so that the sugar in the apple juice doesn't exceed 5% but ideally 1.5-2%. Why 2%? This is because an average urinary sugar averages 2%, so taking any drinks at 2% sugar concentration, isn't going to raise the level of body's sugar which might fuel candida growth. Candida needs sugar, from sucrose, glucose, or even fruit sugar, such as fructose. Exercising at least 15 minutes, just by plain walking would burn out most of the sugar taken anyway. This is why a walk of 30 minutes after eating will prevent rises in sugar spikes which may fuel candida growth. Because sugar spikes occur during eating of food, we can buffer this by drinking plenty of water during eating of food. Drinking during eating of food has two advantages. It fills up the stomach fast, prevents sugar spikes, and it does not dilute stomach acid. The reason being is that the stomach will squeeze out the liquids before it begins to digest food anyway. In event
someone studied high school biology like I did, then you will know that if you drink water, the stomach won't try to digest the water, but it goes right through the stomach almost immediately anyway.

During amalgam removal, the body's mercury levels may go up. So alkalizing lecithin and magnesium before the removal will be a preventive and reduce additional problems too along with a small amount of cilantro with some spacing of dose, such as taking on alternate days, for example.