Candida Cleanse

Dr. Clark Heavy Duty Candida Cleanse
  • Helps to eradicate Candida overgrowth*
  • Aids in regulating sugar cravings and fluctuating blood sugar levels*
  • Supports a healthy balance of intestinal flora*

Candida is a type of yeast that inhabits the mucous membranes of the respiratory and digestive tracts. Candida lives harmoniously with other intestinal flora in normal conditions. When the environment in the digestive tract changes, however, an overgrowth of Candida upsets the natural balance of microorganisms, a condition called Candidiasis.

The Dr. Clark Candida Cleanse Kit is a combination of herbs and natural compounds that work synergistically to eradicate the overgrowth of Candida yeast. Do this cleanse in conjunction with a Candida diet for better results. When taken daily as directed, this cleanse will last slightly more that one month.

We are exposed to Candida on a routine basis. The microscopic Candida spores are carried in the air, easily landing on our skin or being inhaled through the mouth and nose. As the spores reproduce, a healthy immune system can keep Candida growth in check. But a compromised immune system or certain lifestyle habits can leave the body susceptible to Candida overgrowth:

We are exposed to Candida on a routine basis. The microscopic Candida spores are carried in the air, easily landing on our skin or being inhaled through the mouth and nose. As the spores reproduce, a healthy immune system can keep Candida growth in check. But a compromised immune system or certain lifestyle habits can leave the body susceptible to Candida overgrowth:

  • Prolonged use of antibiotics
  • Taking birth control pills
  • Use of cortisone drugs
  • Over consumption of sugar and carbohydrates, especially highly processed ones

Antibiotics upset the natural balance of microorganisms in the gut by killing the friendly bacteria that normally prevent Candida overgrowth. With little or no bacteria to compete with, Candida will freely reproduce in an ideal environment—moist and access to food (fermenting sugars in the intestines).

Signs of a Candida overgrowth can show up in the mouth as oral thrush (white patches in the mouth and on the tongue) and on the skin as a rash. Babies are susceptible to thrush and diaper rash because their immune systems are not strong enough to control the growth of the yeast. Similarly, the elderly are susceptible to thrush because their immune systems tend to weaken with age. Certain health conditions such as diabetes and HIV may also increase the chances of developing thrush.*

Uncontrolled Candida growth allows the yeast to enter into the blood stream through burrowed holes in the intestinal walls. Once in the blood stream, Candida is transported to various regions and organs throughout the body, where it can wreak havoc in many ways.


Symptoms vary from person to person and fluctuate in severity, or may come and go. Most symptoms are invisible, which makes it difficult for others to understand the vast array of debilitating symptoms with which we contend.

The most common are:
  • an incapacitating fatigue
  • problems with concentration and short-term memory
  • flu-like symptoms such as pain in the joints and muscle
  • extreme tightness in the shoulders and neck
  • hyper-acidity/acid reflux
  • brown colored mucus in the back of the throat
  • blisters in the mouth/tongue/throat
  • either white or “blood blisters” on the skin
  • un-refreshing sleep
  • sore throat
  • white coated tongue
  • dark circles under the eyes
  • an aversion to being touched or jumping
  • “crawling” skin
  • chronic sinus problems and headaches including migraines
  • chronic dental problem

Visual disturbances may include blurring, sensitivity to light and eye pain.

Psychological problems may include:

  • depression
  • irritability
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • recurring obsessive thoughts
  • personality changes and mood swings (irrational rage or crying for no reason – fear of talking to people, any kind of confrontation, isolation)
  • paranoia

More of the physical symptoms may include:

  • chills and night sweats
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness and balance problems
  • sensitivity to heat and/or cold
  • alcohol intolerance
  • gluten and/or casein intolerance
  • irregular heartbeat
  • irritable bowel
  • constipation and/or diarrhea
  • painful gas and abdominal bloating
  • low-grade fever or low body temperature
  • numbness, tingling and/or burning sensations in the face or extremities
  • dryness of the mouth and eyes
  • difficulty swallowing
  • projectile vomiting

Also:

  • menstrual problems including PMS and endometriosis
  • recurrent yeast infections
  • recurrent ear infections
  • rashes and dry, flaking skin
  • eczema
  • dermatitis
  • acne
  • skin discoloration and/or blotchiness
  • dandruff
  • jock and rectal itching
  • chronic athlete’s foot
  • chronic toenail and fingernail fungus
  • ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • allergies and sensitivities to noise/sound, foods, odors, chemicals
  • anemia
  • weight changes without changes in diet
  • light-headedness
  • feeling in a fog
  • fainting
  • muscle twitching and muscle weakness
  • restless leg syndrome
  • low sex drive and/or numbness in the genital area

These are only the symptoms most commonly reported and documented.


Candida Cleanse – Product Benefit

It’s important to heal the immune system so it can better defend the body against harmful microorganisms, such as an uncontrolled Candida population increase. Equally important is optimizing digestion to avoid the fermentation of undigested food particles, which feed Candida. Following a Candida diet reduces the food source that supports Candida growth. Avoid sugars, alcohol, carbohydrates, dairy products, processed meats, and fruits and vegetables rated high on the glycemic index.

Taking a blend of herbs with anit-fungal properties, such as those in the Dr. Clark Candida Cleanse Kit, helps to kill the yeast cells, balance the microorganisms in the digestive tract, and nurture the immune system.

Oregano oilhas high concentrations of two phenols that are effective at combating fungal infections. Carvacrol and thymol are thought to dehydrate and kill Candida yeast cells when these compounds react with water in the blood stream. The natural compound menthol found in peppermint oil also has antifungal properties.

Peppermint Oil can increase a person’s immunity to various diseases and is commonly employed by those people with weak immune systems or who seem to frequently suffer from illness. Peppermint oil is also known to have powerful antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal effects, which is why it is used in so many alternative treatments. It is composed of camphor, menthol, and carvacrol, which are resistant to certain dangerous bacterial strains like E. coli, salmonella, and staph infections. The full range of resistance to bacteria is not quite known yet, but studies continue all the time.

Raz-Caps is a blend of herbs with antimicrobial and immune boosting properties. Pumpkin seed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have antifungal properties and help to combat symptoms of depression—a possible side effect of a Candida overgrowth. Garlic is a potent antibacterial and antifungal herb and also a well-known immune booster. The disulfide ajoene in garlic is a powerful compound against Candida. Cayenne is high in Vitamin A, which supports healthy mucous membranes that line the intestinal and urinary tracts. This lining is the first line of defense against potentially harmful pathogens. Cayenne is also a digestive aid and helps to clear the bowels of Candida and other toxins. Thyme promotes a healthy immune system and helps to fight infections in the digestive, respiratory, and genitouninary tracts, where Candida likes to inhabit.

Ginger root is widely used for digestive aid purposes, as it soothes inflammation that may accompany a Candida infection in the intestinal tract. Pau d’Arco is also an anti-inflammatory, in addition to being a potent antifungal.

Olive leaf, also an anti-fungal herb, helps to stabilize blood sugar. One of the keys to combating sugar cravings, a symptom of Candida overgrowth, is to regulate blood sugar levels. Elevated blood glucose levels fuel Candida overgrowth.

Glutamine, the most abundant amino acid in the body, performs a similar blood sugar stabilizing function, and also helps to regenerate digestive tract tissue.

Chromium (as chromium picolinate) encourages the pancreas to produce insulin, the hormone that keeps blood sugar from spiking and falling too drastically.

Papain, an enzyme derived from papaya, helps to optimize digestion by inhibiting the fermentation of undigested food—a culprit for supplying Candida with fermented sugars. Papain aids in protein digestion. Undigested protein in the gut feeds bacteria, a process that increases ammonia levels. Good bacteria cannot live in an environment with high ammonia levels, but Candida and other harmful pathogens can. Furthermore, when Candida cell membranes are weakened, their protein-rich interiors are vulnerable to the protein-digesting powers of papain.