Here’s a question I get asked from time to time. Is an antifungal good against Candida?
Well, it is. It’s a very good idea to take an antifungal medication of some sort. There are different kinds of antifungals. You’ve got pharmaceutical antifungals and you’ve got natural antifungals. The pharmaceutical antifungals are not generally a good idea for many different reasons.
There are about three or four different classes of pharmaceutical antifungal drugs. The common one people take are what we call the “zole” drugs, fluconazole, for example, ketoconazole, there’s many different types of “zole” drugs, and there are different classes for “zole” drugs. But the common one people take, for example, would be fluconazole. These drugs do have quite strong antifungal activity, but, unfortunately, they’ve got strong side effects as well. And some of these side effects include liver toxicity, even liver damage; and for some people, they can even create anaphylactic reactions like acute, strong allergic immune reactions. And also they clash with a whole lot of other different pharmaceutical medications that people may be taking like, for example, benzodiazepines, different kinds of heart medications, SSRIs or these antidepressants like Prozac, for example, chemotherapy drugs, so there’s a lot of reactions that occur with these “zole” drugs and liver toxicity. So I’m not a big fan of these kind of medications at all. Many people get sick from taking these drugs. When you stop taking them, often the yeast infection will come back because you’ve made no changes, you’ve just been taking this drug.
Natural treatment is a much better option. Antifungals are very, very effective naturally. You don’t need to take pharmaceuticals. And a lot of university studies and research is showing that natural things like grapefruit seed extract and garlic and Caprylic acid work just as well, if not better, than drugs like fluconazole, so you don’t need to take pharmaceutical drugs for fungal conditions. And, in fact, some natural antifungal supplements like Caprylic acid have a good balancing effect on the stomach acidity, which makes it quite hostile for Candida to live in that region and further down. Because when you change the tummy acidity and start balancing it normally again, you’re going to improve. And when the pancreas works and the duodenum, the small intestine, you’re going to facilitate absorption and you’re going to get rid of Candida, so Caprylic acid is pretty good.
Grapefruit seed extract, garlic, berberine, clove, Neem; there are many different kinds of antifungal ingredients. There are other videos you’ll see where I talk about rotating antifungals. It’s not necessary if you’re taking a good product, you don’t really need to rotate them. Something that contains all of these things – and that’s where I credit Canxida for that reason – so you don’t have to rotate antifungals.
I hope that answers your question about is antifungal good against Candida. It is a very good move.
A couple of tips for you with antifungals. As you start to improve, reduce your dosage, so cut down on the dosage gradually. And if you do that over about a two- or three-month period, you’ll find if the symptoms stay away, then you can cut down even further and eventually stop it. If the symptoms come back, just slowly increase. To avoid Herxheimer or die off reactions, start slowly, especially if you’ve got a lot Candida, and make sure you cut out a lot of the junk and crappy foods early on in the diet. If you do this, you don’t usually get severe Herxheimer reaction or die off.
I hope that answers some of your questions. Thanks for tuning in.