If you have been told that you have oral candida, it is important to follow these steps to remove it and to prevent re-infection.
Buy a brand new toothbrush and dispose of your old one.
Have a separate towel and flannel from the rest of your family for washing and drying your face.
Make sure that you wash these daily at a temperature of the minimum of 65 degrees C. The hotter, the better.
Every night you should disinfect your toothbrush. Keep an old jam jar by your toothbrush and each night use a baby bottle sterilising tablet, dissolved in warm water in the jam jar to put your toothbrush in. You will need to do this for a full week. Make sure you rinse your brush thoroughly in between uses. You may see a white residue at the bottom of the jam jar in the morning, don`t worry - it is just harmless salts.
If you regularly use dental floss then you should pre-soak your floss or an inter-dental stick in the solution before using it.
After brushing your teeth you should do the following:
Keep a cup by your toothbrush and put enough water in for you to fill your mouth comfortably to swish (around 3 oz)
Add 2 drops of tea tree pure essential oil and 2 drops of peppermint pure essential oil.
Swish this around the entire mouth for 30 seconds - it will taste strong! Swish around the gums, tongue, roof of the mouth and gargle the back of the throat. Spit this out. DO NOT SWALLOW. This is an anti-fungal solution and used over the course of treatment will kill the candida.
As an alternative to the above mixture, you can use aloe vera juice to swish the mouth with.
For a stronger treatment, in addition to the above use a solution called Oregadent. It is a mixture of antibacterial and anti-fungal essential oils that you can apply directly to the gums, tongue, cheeks and mouth. After you have brushed your teeth and swished with the solution above, put some oregadent on your toothbrush and coat all the mouth, gums and tongue with the mixture. (It is very powerful and strong tasting). DO NOT eat or drink anything for 20 minutes after doing this. Use the Oregadent for 1 week.
After the week is over where you have been doing all of the above twice per day, you can protect your mouth from re-infections by regularly using “Aloe Dent” mouthwash.
*During this treatment it is possible to re-infect yourself through your underwear. Always wash your underwear at the minimum temperature of 65 degrees C. If your underwear is made of synthetic material then they should be soaked in disinfectant first.
*If you experience any anal itching then you must use an anti-fungal cream from the chemist such as Canesten. If you don`t, the infection that may be on the skin around the anus can travel back inside your intestines and re-infect you. * A proper diet is key to your recovery from Candida. You should follow the diet advice on the bottom of the candida information page which you can find here.
Thrive Clinical Nutrition and Naturopathic Health Eve Morley N.T Society of Naturopaths AMNNA FNTP NFPTA