I’ve been chasing down the final nail in the coffin in this candida/biofilm for quite some time now. I’ve tested and confirmed I have biofilm. I also have a few physical tells, such as oral thrush, extra puffiness around my waist, and vertical lines in my thumbnails. Of course there’s a bit of brain fog, GI stuff with certain foods and fatigue.
Years ago I worked in a number of bars that were just disgusting. I cleaned the cooler out on a weekly basis for one bar, and I got bronchitis 3x in 6 months. Like, a full 2-3 weeks of bronchitis. It was mad house. Around the same time, I had antibiotics and crazy stress. Plenty of opportunity for fungi and bacteria to take hold, and Im certain that’s what did it.
I’ve seen a functional medicine practitioner, underwent a regiment of supplements and did some damage, but ultimately I feel like not enough focus was put on disrupting the biofilm. I’m determined to get it done so I can get on with my life.
So I’m hitting it hard.
Kirkman biofilm defense, NAC, digestive enzymes, monolaurin and probiotics.
Pau d’arco, ginger, oregano, chaga, reishi, cordyceps, ACV, chlorella, echinacea/goldenseal, grapefruit seed extract
I’ve been paleo/gluten free nearly 2 years, and that has helped tremendously. I can be loose at times with grains, as I tolerate soaked oats and small amounts of organic corn. For this, I’m cutting all yeast, grains, all dairy. Focusing on fiber, coconut oil and prebiotics. I’m a nutritional health coach, so I feel like I have that side locked down.
I’ll also be adding PEMF treatment after a few weeks.
(This is good info, but I’m not using his products)
This is a pub med study on PEMF vs candida: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28238117
I’ll be focusing on drinking lots of water, getting lots of fresh air, long walks, yoga and kettle bells.
I’ll be using infrared saunas 1-2x a week
I’ll be dry brushing 1-2x a week
I plan on keeping this regiment steady for as many as 8 weeks, but might ease up around 6 if I feel I am making progress. I guess I’m curious if anyone here has fought a biofilm, in particular, and any tricks they used to slay the beast.
Any thoughts/notes are well appreciated.