Candida Cleanse: Day 87 ‘Herbal Ball Busters, and Fungal Heroes’

Nicole Chayka, co-author of Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift,& Canadian gal on a journey to live off the Grid with Middle Earth HomeI, Nikki, am Blogging my crazy thoughts and cravings during my on-going Candida Cleanse, in a step by step journal titled The Candida Chronicles , so I can share with you the The Dietary Rules , the Meal Plans and Recipes, the Tips and Facts , and most importantly, the Results. If I can lick this problem, letting ‘Food be my Medicine’ and only using Herbals then you can too! Day 1 of my Candida Journal STARTS HERE.

Take the preliminary Candida Quiz to see what Candida is,and if you have the Symptoms of this nasty Yeast condition affecting both women, and men.

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Newspaper Front Page for Candida Chronicles, Herbal Ball Busters Fungal Heroes, Alternative Health…Previous Candida Journal Post

School’s in session.

Here are the last 4 remaining Herbal Ball Busters for tackling fungal issues as per the book, The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods by James A. Duke, Ph.D.

Henna..henna? Yup. Apparently this natural hair dye contains a compound known as lawsone which doesn’t bode well for many fungi and Bacteria. James suggests making a strong concoction by simmering 5-7 tsp of henna per cup of water for 20 minutes, then allow to cool and apply to affected area up to 3x daily with a cotton ball or clean cloth.

Lemongrass, another antifungal, can be enjoyed up to 4x daily as a tea and then the tea bags can be used topically on the affected area.

Pau-d’arco has three anti yeast compounds (lapachol, beta-lapachone and xyloidine) that show candida albicans who is boss. It can be used as a salve and can be found in most herbal remedy stores.(follow the directions)

Tumeric is the last of our anti fungal heroes. The oil of tumeric can be diluted with water and applied to the affected area with a clean cloth or cotton balls.

Now one little side note I’d like to add about taking Tumeric internally according to the book  Herbs Demystified: How Herbal Remedies Really Work by Holly Phaneuf is that more of the oil-soluble Curcumin can be pulled out of the tumeric if consumed with a healthy oil since curucumin isn’t water soluble – don’t make a tea out of it. In fact when curcumin is combined with the piperine found in black pepper…it increases the bioavailabilty of the curcumin by 2000% and you can get a ready to take Life Extension Super Bio-curcumin supplement  which has 95% curucumin to 5% piperine that you can pick it up on Amazon.

As always…do your own homework and maybe one of these herbs will be the knock out punch we’re looking for.

Pre- Breakfast:

Acidophilus + daily vitamin + Herbals


Brown Rice Crisp Cereal with Rice Milk, for a Candida Cleanse Recipe,an Experiment using Food as Medicine,Chronicled by Nicole Chayka, image by Monica Holy

Brown rice cereal + Rice milk


Beef Burger with Saute Onions, Peppers and Avacodo on a bed of Lettuce, suitable for a Candida Cleanse, image by Monica Holy

Hamburger Salad + Cranberry Fizzy

Late night dinner:

Beef Burger with Fried Onions, Soy Cheese, on a bed of Lettuce with Creamy Garlic Dressing, image by Monica Holy

Hamburger Salad + Cranberry Fizzy

Next Candida Journal Post…

Image Credit: Monica Holy, newagecrap

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