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grapefruit seed extract
Posted by: lsp
Date: February 23, 2001 5:29 PM

I was told that liquid concentrate grapefruit seed extract is a cure for candida (intestinal). Is this true? If so, how much do you need to take? And do you need to take other things with it, like acidophilus, and when and how much of that do you need to take? Also, do you think enzymes are important?

RE: grapefruit seed extract
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: February 26, 2001 7:40 PM

Anything you put on intestinal yeast overgrowth will work only temporarily at best because the problem is with your own body's state of acid-base balance and the condition of your gut. Normally, the growth of candida is tightly controlled. If you have a gut wall infection, or if you are constitutionally unable to check the growth of yeast, they you have a problem that needs to be treated in the first instance or a problem that requires life long treatment in the second instance. Acidophilus is also useful, but there are no dose recommendations beyond whatever is required in an individual case to produce a desired result. I have dealt with gut wall infection questions extensively in the past. Use Search This Site in the upper left to find that information. Enzymes are helpful if you are not producing sufficient amounts yourself. That can be diagnosed
by high resolution blood morphological studies with a dark field microscope.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at February 8, 2010 5:14 PM by Dr. Kennedy.

RE: grapefruit seed extract
Posted by: Julie
Date: March 21, 2001 10:33 PM

Yes, but it helps temporarily, along with the right kind of probiotic, like Intestinal Care DF by Ethical Nutrients. Buy it in tablet or capsule form because it tastes terrible (the grapefruit extract).

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