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THE ULTIMATE CLEANSE

by Walter Last

Most diseases are caused or aided by microbes and parasites. Due to antibiotics, steroidal drugs and chemotherapy our natural intestinal bacteria have been damaged and pathogenic microbes, especially fungi and mycoplasmas, are out of control. Also microbes from childhood vaccinations may still be present, and there tend to be infection foci in root-canal treated teeth and possibly in scars from surgery. All of these greatly weaken our immune system and allow pathogenic microbes to invade the blood and internal organs. Now we become susceptible to frequent infections, autoimmune diseases, allergies, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Pathogenic microbes are the underlying cause of basically all chronic diseases.

A common sequence of our health deterioration is as follows: antibiotics and other drugs cause intestinal overgrowth with Candida and the conversion of its harmless yeast form into its invasive fungal form. This, in addition to gluten, damages the intestinal wall and causes Leaky Gut Syndrome, letting microbial toxins and food proteins enter the blood, causing allergies and weakening the immune system. Now a wide variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites start invading the body and affect the weakest organs, those impacted by nutritional deficiencies, heritage, or emotional issues. They may or may not cause obvious infections but in most cases form colonies protected by biofilms.

Biofilms are very difficult to eliminate by the immune system or with antimicrobial therapy, see biofilms. Frequent locations of bacterial biofilms are the inner walls of blood vessels, teeth and jawbone, hip joints or any infected bones, kidneys and bladder as well as surgical implants. Candida forms its own biofilm from chitin or with heavy, sticky mucus adhering to the intestinal wall, or in the sinuses or inner ears. Biofilm colonies may become dormant when under sustained attack, but then become active again when conditions improve.

Therefore it is best to adopt a twofold approach for overcoming chronic conditions: improve the environmental conditions that caused an organ system to become susceptible to attack, use a long-term antimicrobial therapy, and strengthen the immune system to permanently dissolve the microbial colonies. When the immune system does attack a microbial colony you may for a while experience inflammation and pain as from an acute infection.

The following program is designed for such long-term therapy. If, instead, you just want to treat an acute or serious infection then use immediately high doses of a variety of strong microbicides, and in addition alkalize the body, and aim for a high intake of 10 grams of sodium ascorbate or buffered vitamin C. I recommend alkalizing as well as vitamin C and MSM therapy for all acute and chronic conditions, see Increase Your Energy.

INTESTINAL SANITATION

The first step of the ultimate cleanse is re-establishing a healthy intestinal flora. For this we reduce the pathogenic microbes in the intestines with a suitable microbicide before immediately afterwards introducing probiotics or healthy lactobacteria. I prefer fresh, raw garlic which has powerful antimicrobial and especially fungicidal powers. To minimize unpleasant reactions, such as headaches, nausea and other gastro-intestinal discomfort it is preferable (but not essential) initially to take the garlic together with a strong laxative. This is called a flush. An effective flush is with a tablespoon of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) or magnesium chloride in a large glass of water. Drink some more water afterwards.

If you are constipated or overweight you may even take 2 tablespoons when using it for the first time to make sure that it quickly comes out at the other end. To make it taste less bitter you may refrigerate the dissolved magnesium salts overnight. In the morning you crush a large clove of garlic, mix and drink it with a small amount of water, and follow this with the refrigerated drink and some more water.

During the following mornings you may use less magnesium salts or take a milder laxative instead, such as psyllium. If you dislike garlic you may put the crushed or chopped garlic into gelatine capsules. If you seem to be allergic to garlic, then use another antimicrobial, such as 2 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide, olive leaf extract, pau darco extract or wormwood. Similar if you can use garlic only during the weekend because of social restraints. Other laxatives that may be used for a flush are Glauber Salz or sodium sulfate, castor oil or senna. You may need to experiment with your chosen laxative to find the right amount to take with garlic so that it is effective within a few hours.

Psyllium is excellent and most recommend for long-term use. If you are not overweight or constipated you may also start the Ultimate Cleanse this way instead of using magnesium salts. Psyllium is especially effective for removing endotoxins from the intestines and reducing allergic and autoimmune reactions.

In a large glass of water add a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate and a heaped teaspoon of psyllium hulls, stir and drink immediately followed by more water. Do this at least until you start with the systemic antimicrobial therapy but preferably until you feel well again. If you suspect intestinal parasites later also add MMS, wormwood, gum turpentine or essential oils to the psyllium.

Do this Intestinal Sanitation for a minimum of three days but preferably for two weeks before starting with the systemic therapy to reduce the intestinal load of microbes and toxins, and continue taking psyllium and sodium bicarbonate until you feel well again.

The Psyllium Cleanse is recommended to thoroughly clean out the intestines and with it biofilms sticking to the bowel walls. For 5 days drink only fresh vegetable juice, predominantly of celery and green leaves. Drink it spaced out and very slowly. Add sufficient pure water to drink about 2 litres of diluted juice daily. Instead of using juice you may puree a handful of fresh leaves at high speed in a blender and drink without straining. If that is not possible you may eat, spaced out, some green or tart apples or some raw vegetable salads.

Every 3 hours, or 5 times daily, take a teaspoon of psyllium with a microbicide and sodium bicarbonate. Dissolve half a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate in a large glass of water, add the microbicide, and finally a teaspoon of psyllium hulls. Stir and drink immediately, followed by some more water.

As microbicide I prefer one that has the ability to penetrate biofilms, such as chopped garlic, or several drops of Lugol's iodine solution or non-acidified MMS (sodium chlorite). Molecular iodine has the advantage of liquefying sticky mucus. You may also alternate remedies such as garlic and Lugol's solution. Do not intentionally try to have bowel movements during this time.

On the morning after the last juice day and at bedtime the night before, take a tablespoon of magnesium salts in water, or enough laxative to produce a strong bowel cleanout in the morning. If there is discomfort during the cleanse from bloating or other intestinal problems, and it becomes too uncomfortable, then just take a laxative or enema to flush it all out and try again at a later time.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is excellent for controlling intestinal dysbiosis as it is very effective against Candida and other fungi while less damaging to our good intestinal bacteria. A healthy immune system routinely produces hydrogen peroxide to kill microbes. If you continue having gastro-intestinal problems after using psyllium and garlic, or as an added insurance have a course of hydrogen peroxide.

You may dilute 35% hydrogen peroxide, or buy 3% or 6% peroxide from a supermarket or pharmacy. Stabilizers present in some of these products are usually harmless in the low concentrations present. Best dilute peroxide for daily use to about 3% by adding 1 part of 35% peroxide to 10 parts of water. One teaspoon of 3% peroxide is equivalent to about 12 drops of 35% peroxide. Be careful handling 35% hydrogen peroxide, flush any accidental spills on clothes or skin immediately with water or immerse in water.

Start taking just a few drops of 3% peroxide in a small glass of water. Gradually increase to 1 tsp or more four times daily before meals and at bedtime. If you have a reaction temporarily decrease again. To disguise the strong aftertaste, lick some molasses beforehand to coat your tongue, swallow quickly and possibly have some coffee or cinnamon flavoured drink afterwards.

You may continue this for a month or two and then reduce the intake to only once before breakfast. In addition, use hydrogen peroxide to rinse your mouth, and gargle morning and evening. It helps with thrush and to prevent colds and other infections, and also tooth decay. With vaginal thrush douche twice daily with suitably diluted hydrogen peroxide, keep it inside for some time, and follow up by applying some probiotic.

Probiotics

In addition it is helpful to introduce probiotics with desirable lactobacilli. This is best done 30-60 minutes after each flush; otherwise the unwanted microbes may grow back to full strength after the next meal. Commonly probiotics contain acidophilus and bifidobacteria in addition to other lactobacteria.

These bacterial cultures are available as powders or capsules that should be refrigerated. Preferably buy milk-free cultures. However, these dried cultures are dormant and relatively inactive as compared to bacteria in fresh or live ferments. Therefore experiment with making your own ferment. Initially you may use dry cultures as starter or buy fresh ferments over the Internet (e.g. (www.grainfieldsaustralia.com, use B.E. Wholegrain Liquid). Try to obtain a wide variety of different strains of lactobacteria that preferably have been grown on vegetables and grains.

Also genuine fermented sauerkraut is good and you can easily find recipes on the Internet. I do not recommend commercial yogurt to sanitise the gastro-intestinal tract because of the high content of mucus-causing lactose and the limited strains of lactobacteria. Better for fermenting milk products are Kefir grains which can ferment at room temperature, see http://users.chariot.net.au/~dna/kefirpage.html.

For individuals with Candida it is preferable to ferment in a yogurt maker close to 40C as yeast fermentation increases at lower temperatures and can cause problems, this may also happen with sauerkraut. Commonly these ferments are rather acidic and may upset sensitive individuals. In this case partly neutralise the acidity by adding some bicarbonate until it is only slightly sour, or you may let the ferment stand for a few hours with the addition of some dolomite powder and decant shortly before use.

Prebiotics

Prebiotics or the food that we provide for our intestinal flora may be even more important than the probiotics that we can supply as supplements. These nutrients determine which microbial species will thrive and which ones will not do well. The easily digestible carbohydrates from sugar and grain products favour Candida and other yeasts but can also lead to overgrowth of various bacteria in the small intestines.

Commercially available soluble but indigestible fibre, called FOS or fructosoligosaccharides, helps to stimulate the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria. This is the fibre in fruit without the sugar. FOS are mainly composed of several fructose molecules linked together. Some commercial FOS in processed foods are made by a fungus, and yeast sensitive individuals may react to it. The better type of FOS is produced by splitting the long fructose chains of inulin derived from vegetable sources.

Generally inulin powder is the better supplement to use for stimulating growth of bifidobacteria in the colon, and this is one of the more effective ways of keeping Candida in the colon under control. Inulin is a fine white powder with a slightly sweet taste and is more pleasant to eat and more beneficial than bran.

The recommended intake of inulin is from 5 to10 grams or 1 to 2 teaspoons daily, best divided. The amount should be increased gradually as it may cause loose bowel motions and increased wind or flatulence. This cannot be entirely avoided but experiment to keep it in acceptable limits.

Here are some data for the inulin content in foods: Chicory roots 15-20%, Jerusalem artichokes 14-19%, garlic 9-16%, dandelion leaves 12-15%, onions 2-6%, leeks 3-10%, artichoke leaves 3-10%, and bananas 0.3-0.7%

An excellent health food to sanitise the intestinal tract is to blend a handful of fresh green leaves at high speed in water, and drink this without straining. You may also add spirulina and other supplements. The fibre and chlorophyll of the leaves provides high-quality food for the resident bifidobacteria in the colon.

Legumes are high in a type of soluble fibre, raffinose, that is only broken down in the large intestines. It is another excellent food for bifidobacteria. Raffinose is a trisaccharide with the simple sugars galactose, fructose, and glucose joined together. It is a soluble fibre and can be found in legumes, members of the cabbage family, asparagus and other vegetables.

As a side-effect legumes tend to produce wind or flatulence which can be reduced by sprouting these legumes, or by soaking them overnight and replacing the water before cooking. This also greatly improves the absorption of minerals by reducing the amount of phytic acid in the seeds. Lentils, peas and chickpeas usually cause less problems than beans.

SYSTEMIC ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPY

Systemic antimicrobial therapy involves cleaning the bloodstream, lymph fluid, and internal organs of pathogenic microbes. From the wide range of available antimicrobials I have made a selection of remedies with a good track record in natural medicine especially in regard to antifungal properties. Unfortunately most of them are under attack by health authorities in various countries, and you just need to go with those that you can obtain.

Useful remedies include olive leaf extract, pau darco extract, wormwood, borax, MMS, kerosene, gum turpentine, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil or monolaurin or undecylenic acid, colloidal silver, electronic blood purifier, propolis, extract of Neem leaves, and the oils of tea tree, Neem tree, cinnamon, eucalyptus, mustard, oregano, and thyme. Lavender oil is especially effective with topical applications for fungus problems of skin and nails. You may try using 1 to 2 drops of essential oil four times daily ingested or kept in the mouth. Also try direct treatment of affected areas, such as douching, gargling, enemas and skin applications.

Frequently, especially with Candidiasis, there is a die-off or Herxheimer reaction during intestinal sanitation or systemic therapy. You may feel weak and nauseous. In this case temporarily interrupt or reduce the intake of antimicrobials, but make special efforts to clean out your bowels. There is some anecdotal evidence that sipping a liter of water with the addition of half a teaspoon of salt may help eliminating headaches associated with a reaction.

It can be helpful to alternate between different remedies in cycles from daily to weekly and longer. With this rotation it is less likely that microbes will become treatment resistant. Also, if a strain of microbes is resistant to one of the remedies it may be eliminated with one of the others. Further, instead of using high doses of any one remedy you may try moderate amounts of several different remedies taken at different times at the same day, and you may also continue taking fresh raw garlic and ginger.

Depending on the severity of your symptoms you may continue this systemic therapy at a high level for several months, or until you feel that your microbe-related problems are under control. Then continue for a much longer time, and in the case of a chronic disease if necessary for years with a reduced maintenance dose. If symptoms flare up again, possibly caused by stressful conditions, hospitalization or unsuitable diet, then just repeat the high-dose systemic program.

High doses of these remedies are not suitable during pregnancy, but neither is it good if the mother has Candidiasis as this causes problems for the baby. In this case consult a health professional. For an Internet source of some of the recommended remedies see www.strideintohealth.com.

In the following herbal dosages are for average body weight; overweight individuals may take more and underweight individuals or children less. Even if systemic infestations with Candida and other microbes are successfully eliminated there may still remain problems in isolated areas, such as in skin, vagina or under toenails. These should be intensively treated with local application of a wide range of remedies.

Iodine Therapy

Iodine is an excellent fungicide and has a special affinity for mucous membranes which are also an attractive hiding place for fungi. I prefer to start the systemic therapy with Lugol's solution or similar iodine remedies. However, due to pressure by health authorities it is now difficult to obtain this trusted remedy, and you may instead start with one of the other recommended antimicrobials. Those who can still obtain iodine may use the following guidelines.

Full-strength Lugol's solution, called a 5% iodine solution, contains 10% of potassium iodide and 5% iodine. Each drop contains 6.5mg of iodine/iodide. If you have a 2% iodine solution then take 2.5 times more drops than for the standard 5% solution. Iodoral tablets available in the US have 13mg iodine/iodide per tablet. Iosol, an iodine/ammonium iodide remedy has 1.8mg of iodine/iodide per drop. Other names for Lugols solution are Aqueous Iodine Oral Solution BP or Strong Iodine Solution USP. Iodine Topical Solution (USP) contains 2% iodine and 2.4% potassium iodide. The following recommendations are for the standard 5% Lugol's solution, if you use another remedy then adjust the dose accordingly.

Presently iodine solutions with more than 2.2% elemental iodine are banned in the US as they may be used to produce illegal methamphetamine, although up to 30ml of Lugol's solution are exempt. Standard Lugol's solution is still available in Canada and Mexico. The TGA in Australia has banned Lugol's solution. I do not recommend pharmaceutical iodine dissolved in alcohol.

Before starting take a drop of iodine in liquid other than just water to test for reactions which may happen with overactive thyroids or stimulating drugs. Gradually increase up to 10 drops of Lugol's solution 3 times daily with food or drink. Continue for 3 weeks with the full dose, but interrupt or reduce it during a reaction. After 3 weeks continue with 1 or 2 drops daily for much longer. Iodine helps to prevent and dissolve cysts and tumours of any kind and regenerates tissue. When on thyroid medication, or with goitre or an overactive thyroid, increase very slowly gradually to 1 or 2 drops daily but initially do not go any higher. Also see Iodine: Bring Back the Universal Nutrient Medicine.

DMSO

DMSO is not only an excellent microbicide in its own right, it is also most effective in carrying other microbicides into inaccessible places and penetrate biofilms in which microbes are hiding. It is especially effective against mycoplasmas. Rub it onto the skin over infected areas, you may also add Lugol's solution, non-acidified MMS, hydrogen peroxide and other water-soluble remedies, but not kerosene, gum turpentine or essential oils. For rubbing onto the skin over infected areas dilute DMSO to 50-70%. It is an effective pain reliever and also eliminates microbes from skin, joints, sinuses, inner ear, bones, infected roots of teeth, jawbones, cavitations, and stops fungus-induced hair loss.

The minimum purity of DMSO should be 99% and preferably higher. A suitable combined oral and topical daily amount with chronic diseases may be 20 to 30ml in divided doses. Orally it may be taken in a drink together with specific supplements to enhance their absorption. However, certain microbe may cause a bad sulphur smell, more so with oral than topical use. While DMSO is widely used in most countries as a medical drug, in the USA it is only approved for the treatment of interstitial cystitis. In Australia it is a prescription poison not to be used for treating humans but it can be sold for veterinary purposes and as a solvent. For details see www.health-science-spirit.com/msm.html.

Borax

Borax and boric acid contain boron and are excellent fungicides with additional wide-ranging antimicrobial properties, and also chelating fluoride and heavy metals.

Dissolve a lightly rounded teaspoonful (5 grams) of borax in 1 litre of water (no chlorine or fluoride). This is your concentrated solution. Keep this bottle out of reach of small children.

One 1 teaspoon (5ml) of concentrate is the standard dose with 25mg of borax and provides about 3mg of boron. Start with one dose mixed with drink or food.  Gradually increase to the chosen maximum intake. The minimum effective dose when used as fungicide is about 100mg of borax.

For individuals with low to normal weight the recommended daily amount for Candida and parasite treatment is 500mg or 100ml of the concentrated solution; drink spaced out during the day. Heavier individuals may use 1 gram or 200ml of concentrated solution. Take this amount for about 1 month and then alternate with another microbicide. Continue taking a maintenance amount of 2 or 3 tsp daily.

For vaginal thrush insert a capsule filled with borax powder at bedtime for a few weeks. With toe or skin fungus rub the powder into the wet skin. When losing too much hair rub it into the wet scalp. Borax is alkaline and in higher amounts has a soapy taste. You may disguise this with lemon juice, also see http://www.health-science-spirit.com/borax.htm.

MMS Sodium Chlorite

Sodium chlorite (NaClO2) also known as Miracle Mineral Supplement or MMS, is very alkaline and stable in solution but when acidified it forms the unstable chlorous acid and the gas chlorine dioxide (ClO2) which are strong all-round antimicrobial and parasite remedies. MMS is recommended for an initial clean-out, and is most effective in high doses with acute and serious infections.

Start with 1 or 2 drops of MMS and gradually increase up to 15 drops daily. Mix the MMS with five times the number of drops of lemon or lime juice or vinegar but preferably with a more effective 10% solution of citric acid in water. You can make this yourself by dissolving 1 part of citric acid crystals in 9 parts of water. Three minutes after adding the acids add half a glass of water, or possibly herb tea, or juice without added vitamin C, e.g. apple or grape juice but not orange juice. Do not take any antioxidant supplements close to MMS; generally keep them 2-3 hours apart.

You may also mix equal numbers of drops of MMS and 50% citric acid and dilute with water or juice 20 seconds after mixing. This produces a much higher concentration of chlorine dioxide with a very strong smell, and is especially effective with acute infections, but it is also rather nauseating. You make the 50% citric acid solution by dissolving a level spoonful of citric acid crystals in a spoonful of water.

With an acute and serious infection you may immediately use a high dose, such as 10 or 15 drops. You will vomit and be very uncomfortable for about a day but it may immediately overcome the infection. However, for chronic conditions and general health improvement it is best to increase by 1 drop each day until you feel some nausea. It is better tolerated with some food in the stomach.

Then cut back by 2 drops and stay at this level for several days until increasing again by 1 drop a day. In this way you gradually work your way higher, reducing and then increasing again to keep nausea under control. You may reduce problems by dividing the daily dose into a morning and a bedtime portion.

To quickly stop nausea you may take 1 gram or more of vitamin C, but this also stops the antimicrobial activity. To avoid or minimize oxidative damage I recommend taking MMS only in the morning and evening or only once a day and use a combination of antioxidants, including vitamin C, at lunchtime or several hours away from the MMS. To minimize unpleasant side effects try to alkalize the body before going on a course of MMS.

The main danger after a high dose of MMS is from low blood pressure and hypoglycemic shock due to fluid loss after vomiting and diarrhoea. In this case take immediately a high dose of vitamin C to stop the reaction, lie down, and drink lots of lightly salted and sweetened water. For rehydrating after vomiting and diarrhoea drink a fluid with 6 level tsp of sugar and 1/2 level tsp of salt dissolved in 1 liter of water, or alternatively use salted rice water. Individuals with G6PD deficiency, an enzyme deficiency with a tendency to haemolytic anaemia, must avoid MMS.

Chlorine Dioxide Solution (CDS) is now available over the Internet as a concentrated solution of the gas in water. It is easier to take than acidified MMS and does not seem to cause nausea. As it is strongly oxidizing use it mainly short-term for acute infections. See the Internet for detailed instruction.

CDH - A New MMS Protocol: CDH means Chlorine Dioxide Holding Solution, and stands between classic MMS and CDS. It is less nauseating than MMS, causes less stomach upset, once made it does not need activation, lasts for weeks, and appears to give better results 

For making CDH use a ratio of 22 parts of water with 1 part MMS and 1 part activator. To make 240ml of CDH put the ingredients In the following order into a 250 to 300ml glass bottle with a well sealing plastic cap:

220ml purified water, 10ml MMS, 10ml of 4% HCl or 50% Citric Acid (it tastes better with hydrochloric acid than with citric acid). Immediately cap the bottle tightly so that no ClO2 gas escapes. Shake the bottle and repeat shaking later. Put the bottle in a dark place at room temperature for a day, and then keep it refrigerated; once cooled it can be used and lasts for weeks.

Each ml of CDH contains 1 pre-activated drop of MMS; so just dose as usual, but instead of counting drops count mls of CDH. E.g. instead of adding 5 drops of activated MMS to half a cup of water you now put 5ml of CDH in half a cup of water. To make 4% HCl add 1 part of concentrated HCl (e.g. from a hardware store) to 8 parts of water. To avoid clashing with a frequent vitamin C or lemon juice intake have one dose after rising and another one at bedtime.  

Protocol 1000 with CDH: Use 1 litre of water per day loaded with 8 to 24ml of CDH.  Take one 120ml drink every hour for 8 hours. With severe life threatening illnesses, increase the amount of CDH. See jimhumble.org for details.

The rectal absorption method is good with problems in this area, such as rectal or prostate cancer, irritable bowel, and infections, cysts and cancers of the female organs. First have a bowel movement and an enema, and then try 2 activated drops in 250ml of water. Hold for several minutes, then expel, clean again with an enema and finally insert 4 to 8 activated drops or 4 to 8ml of CDH in 250ml water and hold for a longer time or up to 30 minutes. You may also add some bicarbonate to make it less acid. Protect the anus with some fat or Vaseline. There tends to be no direct discomfort, but for several hours afterwards energy may be low, and several cleanout bowel movements may follow. You may try this once a week with gradually increasing doses.

Non-Acidified MMS: Medical-type patents describe the use of stabilised sodium chlorite in oral, topical and intravenous applications for treating autoimmune diseases and chronic infections, also hepatitis and lymphoma. This also counteracts the neurotoxic effect of acetaldehyde produced by Candida as it oxidizes this to acetic acid or vinegar. This is also suitable for kidney and bladder infections. In these cases the solution is not acidified! This is much less damaging to antioxidants in the body than prolonged use of acidified MMS, and the incidence of nausea will be greatly reduced.

As an average dose try 5 to 10 drops (or half a ml) of MMS once a day after the evening meal or at bedtime in a drink. However, non-acidified sodium chlorite. just like acidified MMS, does react with glutathione in body cells. Therefore use it only for limited periods, e.g. for one week every other week, and limit this program to 6 to 10 weeks (3 to 5 cycles) before a longer break of one or more months. Alternatively use it 5 days a week for 3 to 5 weeks. During breaks use other antimicrobials instead. An occasional high dose of 20 drops can destroy the bio-film protection of Candida in the intestinal tract and cause large amounts of stringy slime to be expelled through vomiting and diarrhoea.

Olive leaf

Olive leaf can be used as tea or powder but more commonly as an extract. The active ingredient is oleuropein. Preferably use up to 1000mg of oleuropein daily for acute infections or as peak level during the systemic program. Dried olive leaf has about 30mg of oleuropein/gram.

As the tea is bitter you may use part of it as powder stirred in juice. Simmer 30 grams of dried leaves in 1 liter of water for 1 -2 hours, top up, strain and refrigerate, and drink 3-5 cups daily.

Preferably use extracts in powder form and stir half a teaspoon in water or other non-protein liquid two or three times daily and take before meals (oleuropein may be inactivated by high amino acid levels). The normal retail form is as 500mg capsules. In this case you may use up to 10 capsules daily. Commercial liquids commonly contain only 4mg of oleuropein per ml. In powder form olive leaf extract commonly has 200mg mg/g.

Elenolic acid, one of the hydrolysis products of oleuropein, destroys or inhibits the growth of many kinds of roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm and flatworm parasites, in addition to bacteria, viruses and fungi. Olive leaf extract is also used with cancer, HIV and AIDS.

Pau darco

Pau darco (also called taheebo or lapacho) is a strong anti-microbial from the inner bark of a South American tree. It has the advantage of tasting reasonably pleasant. Either use extract or make tea: one tablespoon of bark or a heaped teaspoon of powder in a large cup of water. Bring to boil and let simmer or steep for 5 to 15 minutes; drink 3 cups a day. Powdered pau darco in capsules or cold water does not work but you may use the extract in capsules. Use 3 x 500mg in capsules or half a teaspoon of extract powder 2 or 3 times daily.

Wormwood

Wormwood is effective against most microbes and parasites. Commonly used for Candida is Artemisia absinthium, but also Artemisia annua or Sweet Annie can be used. Both herbs have different active ingredients, and it may even be good to use a mixture of both. They should not be used during pregnancy.

To avoid the bitter taste of A. absinthium stir a rounded teaspoon of powder in some cold water or juice and drink immediately. Use a teaspoonful three times daily. However, the bitter qualities of wormwood tea stimulate the digestive system - stomach, pancreas, liver and gall bladder. It has been used as a folk remedy to cure jaundice.

Therefore, in addition to taking it in cold water, frequently drink some as tea during or after a meal. Make wormwood tea by adding 1 heaped tsp of the herb (or 1 rounded teaspoon of the powder) to 1 cup of boiling water and allow to steep for ten to fifteen minutes. You may sweeten the tea with xylitol or stevia, and add some peppermint.

Generally, it is easiest to take by getting it down quickly and, before breathing again, drinking something pleasant afterwards. For children you may also use wormwood powder in capsules (3 to 5 capsules 3 times daily), or use only Sweet Annie.

Kerosene and Gum Turpentine

Kerosene is surprisingly effective against Candida and mycoplasmas or cell-wall deficient microbes while not harming our normal gut bacteria. Normal kerosene boils between 145 and 300C, but the antimicrobial effect is strongest between 100 to 200C. The lighter fractions are mainly absorbed in the stomach and go into the blood while those boiling above 200C move mostly through the intestinal tract with a laxative effect.

A suitable variety of purified kerosene in Australia is Diggers Low Odour Kerosene available from hardware stores. Also Diggers White Spirits and Diggers Mineral Turpentine are available as low-odour products with the same chemical composition as Diggers Low Odour Kerosene. The boiling range is from 149 to 194C. With 190 to 230C the boiling range of odourless kerosene is too high for purifying the blood but it helps to clean the intestinal tract.

Apart from an acceptable boiling range good kerosene should also be low in aromatics, this is what 'low odour' means. To see if products from other companies or in other countries are suitable go to the website of the manufacturer and look up the Material Safety Data Sheet or MSDS. It may not be sold as kerosene but rather as naphtha petroleum, hydrocarbon solvent, white spirits or mineral turpentine. Look for petrochemical based aliphatic hydrocarbons, and not half-synthetic isoparaffins or special solvent mixtures available from art supplies as aromatics-free mineral turpentine.

Shell Chemicals has 2 suitable products free of aromatics: ShellSol D40, with a boiling range of 145 - 210C, and the lower boiling SBP 100/140. BP White Spirits, low in aromatics, boils from 142 to 200C. These products may be available in stores for building materials and paint supplies, larger hardware stores, or from the Internet. A suitable low-odour product in the US is Klean-Strip 1 Kerosene, see  www.wmbarr.com/product.aspx?catid=35&prodid=71; you can get it at Wal-Mart and various hardware stores. In Europe you can get Shell-Sol D40, SBP (Siedegrenzbenzin) 100/140 and Gum Turpentine (Balsam Terpentinoel, see "Baumarkt"). If a low-aromatic product is not available then even normal kerosene/petroleum may be used. It is not more toxic but only has a stronger odour. The toxic benzene boils at 80C and is not present in fractions boiling over 100C.

Dosage and duration of a course are rather flexible. One may start with a few drops of half a teaspoon, then continue with one teaspoon for a week or two and gradually increase up to one tablespoon for a week or two until ending again with one teaspoonful for a total duration of about 6 weeks. The higher doses tend to cause diarrhoea and liver detoxification. While this is basically beneficial, it can cause unpleasant symptoms, in this case reduce or temporarily stop the intake. This may be repeated as needed or one teaspoonful may be used periodically.

It is best taken before breakfast or at bedtime, possibly with a small amount of molasses: lick some molasses to coat your tongue, then take a spoonful of kerosene and wash it down with a small amount of drink and food. For children it has been used as several drops on sugar.

Gum Turpentine was a trusted antimicrobial remedy for thousands of years. It has been used as a tsp of turpentine mixed with a tsp of white sugar, but start with only a few drops and increase gradually. Initially it may be used daily for a week or two and then twice a week for several weeks longer. It is especially effective for intestinal parasites. I was surprised how pleasant it tasted, like a pine-flavoured lolly. However, it causes stronger reactions than kerosene. In higher amounts it can cause temporary balance problems or brain effects, do not use more than 1 tsp as adult dose. I now believe that instead of sugar it is better to take it mixed with an equal amount of paraffin oil or olive oil. Actually, I like to use a combination of 2 parts each of kerosene and paraffin oil or olive oil with 1 part of gum turpentine, taking 1 or 2 tsp of this as a dose. For more information see Kerosene - A Universal Healer.

Alkalizing

Candida tends to cause overacidity which in turn increases inflammation and pain. This can be controlled with alkalizers such as potassium citrate, sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate. Use half to one tsp of bicarbonate in a glass of water on an empty stomach or 2-3 hours after meals once or twice daily. Bicarbonate solution is also effective in direct contact with fungi such as for rinsing the mouth, sinuses or vagina or as packs over sites of fungal infection and tumours. Potassium citrate may be used in drinks or directly mixed with food, use up to a level tsp 3 times daily. For details see ALKALIZING with Sodium Bicarbonate and Potassium Citrate.

 

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Disclaimer: The aim of this web site is to provide information on using natural healing methods in the treatment of illness and health improvement. I cannot accept any legal responsibility for any problem arising from experimenting with these methods, and do not recommend using any of the mentioned remedies on humans in countries where this is illegal. For any serious disease, or if you are unsure about a particular course of action, seek the help of a competent health professional.