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The Anti-Fungal Trap

September 2, 2019

The Anti-Fungal Trap
Many of the recommendations for Candida diets today follow a program that was developed
in the late 1950s by an MD, Orion Truss, and that program, in and of itself, will not get
rid of Candida. And what he used in his program was a drug called Nystatin, and Nystatin,
which is effective against Candida, is generally effective against Candida only within the
intestinal tract. The literature on Nystatin says it is not absorbed, although there is
some contradiction in that literature because it does have some toxicity within the liver,
which would mean there is some absorption taking place.
But that being said, it’s also, being a medication, also has other side effects. So
medications really aren’t the way to go. They also tend to create antifungal resistance,
which is why, in the field of medicine and pharmaceutical technology, they’re constantly
looking for new antifungal substances because everything they have out there is just creating
more and more antifungal resistance, the same as any other antibiotic, whether its an antibacterial,
antifungal, antiprotozoal, antiparasitic. It tends to select for the strongest cells
within the species, and then they survive, and they pass on that immunity, or that antibiotic
resistance to other organisms around them. Another product that we’ve talked about
in previous broadcasts is caprylic acid. Caprylic acid is actually a very good product. You
normally find it in human breast milk in very minute quantities. It’s in larger quantities
in coconut oil, which, because of the caprylic acid, has antifungal effectiveness. But caprylic
acid also has toxicity associated with it. So, like bacitracin, the antibiotic which
has toxicity, caprylic acid has toxicity associated with it. And caprylic acid, while being very
effective, I think its effectiveness is limited up to a period of, what I’ve clinically
seen, for about four to five weeks, which is not long enough to get rid of a systemic
fungal infection. And at the same time, you can be developing toxicity within the kidneys
and other toxic effects throughout the body. That’s, again, with bacitracin. Bacitracin
as an antibiotic, which is based on Bacillus subtilis, is known to suppress the immune
system, as do all antibiotics. That’s how antibiotics really tend to get the results
that most people see. The immune system creates pro-inflammatory reactions in the body, and
the inflammation creates body aches and pains and congestion. And antibiotics suppress the
immune system and get rid of that pro-inflammatory reaction, and so people feel better. But at
the same time, they’re destroying bacteria, which is not good.
We tend to look at the destruction of bacteria in terms of “bad” and “beneficial”
bacteria. And again, man is a superorganism; all these organisms, together, collectively
create a balanced system. So in my mind, the way I look at it, you can’t just make “bad”
and “good.” Together, they work in a cooperative effort to produce health in the body. But
when you create imbalances by, for instance, taking an antibiotic, that will allow microorganisms
which aren’t so beneficial to become more dominant in the system and create problems.
And Candida, as one of these microorganisms, is one that grows very rapidly, very effectively,
and is able to manipulate the immune system, manipulate tissues, destroy tissues, spread
throughout the body, etc. © Copyright 2010-2011, All Rights Reserved,
Dr. Jeffrey S. McCombs, DC Page 95 of 130 Les Dethlefsen, in research at Stanford University,
along with researchers from the Woods Hole Institute out of Massachusetts, found that
as much as 30 percent of the bacterial flora of the intestinal tract is wiped out by antibiotics.
And much of that doesn’t return. So as you might hear from how I present information,
it’s such a really complex picture in the body that once we go here, we start going
to another point, to another point, to another point. So I’m gonna come back to caprylic
acid. Caprylic acid is basically a fatty acid. The
product we use, Candida Force, contains undecenoic acid, another fatty acid. And there’s another
product called lauric acid, with is another fatty acid. And these three are very similar
in how they work against fungal Candida in the body. But caprylic acid has toxicity.
Lauric acid isn’t as effective as undecenoic acid.
Weiss, et al. researchers found many years ago that the effectiveness of fatty acids
became very strong up to 11 carbons. So that is what undecenoic is. Caprylic acid is 10,
and lauric is 12. And there’s good research out there that shows lauric acid’s very
effective, caprylic acid’s very effective, but because of the weaker effectiveness of
lauric acid and the toxicity and limited effectiveness of caprylic acid, I prefer undecenoic acid,
which is also produced by the sweat glands of the body, in minute amounts, and is a substance
extracted from castor bean oil, a very natural product. And this produces the results that
we’re looking for safely and effectively in the body in a period of about 8 weeks.


  • Reply Jeffrey McCombs December 30, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    @ebut620 Neither of those alone or combination would be strong enough to create an effect in quantities that you could consume. Castor oil is very difficult to consume even in mild amounts.

  • Reply Jeffrey McCombs May 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    @athletichunta The McCombs plan is a complete approach. It is important to follow every component of the plan is order to successfully eliminate Candida fungus, detoxify the entire body and replenish the normal flora.

  • Reply alvin sluis December 18, 2011 at 10:08 am

    @McCombsPlan i use cumanda and samento to eliminate candida, is it good enough to kill this fungus?

  • Reply Jeffrey McCombs April 3, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Part 1. The best approach is to use a history of antibiotic, chemotherapy, or
    steroid use, with a list of symptoms, plus blood antibody and a stool test
    that uses PCR testing. A test alone won't tell you anything, although PCR
    testing is the most accurate. All tests check for the presence of candida,
    but don't differentiate between the normal yeast form or the pathogenic
    fungal form. Metametrix Labs uses PCR testing in their stool test.

  • Reply Jeffrey McCombs April 3, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Part 2. Most people will test for some presence of candida as it is a normal part
    of the tissue flora in its yeast form. The presence of yeast candida is
    generally considered to be a healthy sign. Depending on the test and many other factors, accuracy will vary. If
    you're eliminating the fungal form, this isn't reflected in a test, as you
    may still test for the presence of candida which could be in it's yeast

  • Reply Jeffrey McCombs April 3, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Part 3. Blood tests don't test for the presence of candida, just antibodies
    against candida or some of its cellular components. Some antibodies will
    stay present for a long time, depending on the severity of an infection.
    IgM antibodies would be for a recent infection within the past 45 days or
    so. IgG antibodies would be for exposure in the past. People with a
    history of lung problems associated with candida may have detectable
    levels of IgE antibodies

  • Reply Jeffrey McCombs April 3, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Part4. Ig antibody testing tends to be the least sensitive test available and PCR testing the most sensitive. IgG and IgM give information in regard to past or present infection. I usually recommend doing 2 or 3 tests composed of the following:
    Blood – Genova Labs – Candida Antibody and Immune Complexes testing –
    Stool – Metamatrix Labs – PCR testing – GI Effects Microbial Profile –
    Urine – Great Plains Labs – Organic Acid Test (OAT) –

  • Reply Jeffrey McCombs April 3, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Part 5. Co-ordinate these findings with signs and symptoms, past health history, history of antibiotics use, and any results experienced when doing a candida cleanse or anticandida products.

  • Reply curtisb3000 November 30, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Very informative, can you cover the effectiveness of diflucan? Can candida restrictive diets be effective in maintaining and controlling the proliferation of candida overgrowth?

  • Reply curtisb3000 November 30, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    From my experience I have used both of these tincture herbs on the regular basis and I did not notice any difference. By the way those Peruvian herbs are anti-viral, Candida does not have the same characteristics of a virus so it must not be looked as a virus but a infection. I took those for years and did not notice any difference at all, I just continued to feel like fried crap.

  • Reply Jeffrey McCombs November 30, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    HI Curtis,DIflucan is a drug based anti fungal product. We don't usually recommend it as it produces toxicity within the body, When use for a long time it can damage the Kidney, gall bladder liver etc. The body can also create resistance to anything that is designed to "kill" anything in the body. We have not find it to be effective against systemic fungal candida. Diet alone does not eliminate a systemic Candida problem, Candida will find a way to feed it self.

  • Reply curtisb3000 December 1, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    What are some allopathic procedures used to effectively diagnose a patient which may have a severe form of Candida overgrowth? I have notice a nearly conspiratorial effort by the medical community at large in the misdiagnoses coupled with denial in identifying severe overgrowth of Candida and it's ability to mimic life altering auto-immune disorders like Chronic Fatigue syndrome.

  • Reply Jeffrey McCombs December 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Hi Curtis. to go our website, click on Store, and click on Candida Testing, there you'll find the different Lab tests for yeast. In our youtube channel we have a video called Candida testing.

  • Reply curtisb3000 January 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Bottom line: The "corporate sponsored" medical community is solely motivated by money and the sincere passion to help people with progressive new approaches are overshadowed by ways to treat instead of cure to keep the money coming in. I have mentioned Candida to medical professionals before and scoff at the idea this infection can cause so many problems for the human body. CANDIDA IS THE MOST COLD-BLOODED SILENT ASSASSIN in human pathology, period.

  • Reply curtisb3000 April 20, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Those suffering with the numerous mental problems (depression, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, low self worth, addiction, and despair) brought by untreated systemic Candida infection get DIFLUCAN. I am not saying Mr. Combs plan does not work but what I am saying to those on the verge of giving up & something regrettable is to get DIFLUCAN. The time required to successfully treat systemic Candida through supplementation can take several months up to a year for some that could be too late.

  • Reply curtisb3000 April 20, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Recently I went to a doctor and got:

    1. CBC w/Differential & Platelet, 2. Lyme Disease IGG/IGM, 3. BLOOD CULTURE, 4. CD4/CD8 Ratio, 5. RPR, 6. Hepatitis Profile A, B, C, 7. Hemoglobin A1c, 8. CMV PCR, 9.Epstein-Barr Virus, 10. Sedimentation Rate, 11. ANA, Antinuclear Antibodies Direct, 12.C-Reactive Protein Quant

    I explained to my doctor I had systemic Candida and that's why I had neutropenia, she did not buy it. To make matters worse everything came back good and still I felt like crap.

  • Reply curtisb3000 April 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    My doctor can not explain why I feel better from taking Diflucan, the body knows folks! A lot of allopathic doctors are educated idiots and cannot understand what the body is saying right in front of their faces and they conduct numerous tests and they still drop the ball. The reason these tests came back great is because the Candida is functional within my body and although it messing me up BIG TIME under analysis it looks quite fine. I do not know if stool analysis would have helped though.

  • Reply Jeffrey McCombs April 30, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    As Mentioned in a previous question, Dyflucan is a drug based anti fungal, which produces toxicity within the body, it is know to be toxic to the kidneys and liver. It is not effective against systemic Fungal Candida.

  • Reply curtisb3000 May 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I agree with you, but if carefully prescribed incrementally for short term periods of time it can be useful along with anti-candida diet. I favor your approach but I am not ruling allopathic approach completely out of the picture, and thanks for your reply.

  • Reply Philip C. May 30, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Would a candida controlling diet (followed for a month) combined with strong probiotics (followed for a year) be enough to cure a milde case of candida overgrowth? ( I'm a 19 year old male and my diet is very clean and healthy, mostly paleo). I would appreciate an answer thank you very much.( I do not know what caused the candida overgrowth in the first place by the way)

  • Reply Jeffrey McCombs May 30, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Have you ever taken Antibiotics? If you have you have Candida fungus overgrowth. We have not found diet alone and probiotics to be enough to reverse the Candida fungus back to yeast. You must use an effective antifungal such as Candida force, Boost the proper Immune response and later replenish the good bacteria with a good probiotic formula such as Flora Prime.

  • Reply Philip C. May 31, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Thank you for the fast reply. Should I try to get rid of Candida overgrowth only with the aid of probiotics and vitamin C at first and then if it doesn't work add in an antifungal? I'm worried of possible antifungal side effects.

  • Reply serendipitousingh June 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Mr. McCombs, I would be grateful if you could please provide your view on other ppl's / dr's views being that candida is due to excess fat intake (bad fat or good) and not yeast / sugar?? iThankYou

  • Reply hyperfocus2011 September 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Don't need drugs … Eat Palio!!!!!

  • Reply roqsanda February 25, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Use Caprylic Acid (tablets only) as in 1/2 Solgar's tablet with some Green tablets… then it CLEARS everything, coupled with a healthy-balanced Vegan diet… Spirulina-Chlorella tabs. (small-medium tabs. by Thor's Hammer from Amazon) I use 4 at a sitting & 2 North Atlantic Kelp tablets… TWICE DAILY & you will have it LICKED… God's Diet, the Vegan Diet… from Genesis 1:29,30, Isaiah 11th chapter, Isaiah 65:25 + Revelation 22:2, & PRAISE the LORD for all of GOD's (Trinity's) PROVISIONS
    We must first go from Revelation, then from Exploration & FINALLY from Extrapolation.
    Roksanda Kosmajac @ The Green TREE on Facebook

  • Reply Sayed Zen December 8, 2014 at 2:51 am

    ples what you think of CCWS its candida cell wall suppressor which the active ingredient in it is chitin synthesis inhibitor (lufenuron) ples?!!! please I am dying to know!!!
    Please I grew up in Egypt and I think I have a leaky gut and Candida please I've been suffering for 17 years and I need to solve my problem please what do you think!!?

  • Reply Douglas Kirby L June 27, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Ostepaths and M.D.s leave you about half sick with everthing.

  • Reply Douglas Kirby L June 27, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Doctor, that pharmaceutical shit you all prescribe doesn't have toxicity? Give me the caprylic acid. Most physicians are quacks. I like homeostasis, not just the illusion of feeling better for a minute or two.

  • Reply Douglas Kirby L June 27, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Too many of your contemporaries have left me sick as a dog.

  • Reply Douglas Kirby L June 27, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Your M.D. buddies don't care about balance in the system. It's okay with them if candida effects homeostasis. That just means that cancer can take root and then it can become a $400,000 medical emegency where their surgeon buddy gets invasive and kills you 6 months later with chemicals. Your dum buddies need to learn how to send specimens to the lab and stop all this macroscopic diagnosing that they are no good at. I have never had a physician "look" at shit and diagnose rightly.

  • Reply Douglas Kirby L June 27, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Nystatin is a germ. Allopaths are quacks generally. You tell them that your skin burns and they even see the skin breakdown up to the knees and call it scabies and tinea pedis. You dicks need to start sending shit to the lab.

  • Reply Theresa Geiger December 24, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Everyone has their cure all
    Don't believe doctors blah blah

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