My testimonial with water fasting against candida

At the very beginning, i thought one fasting period was enough. I was wrong, it was not the right approach. It better to start with a 2 days fast, then 3 days fast, then 5 days fast because fasting will be too difficult for people who have systemic candidiasis. The first time i fasted i thought i was going to die. I felt very weak, i could not weak up of my bed and i had strong mood swing. I felt like depressed.


Effect of fasting happens on the third day:

During the first water-fasting, i felt die-off effect on the second day. (Fatigue,need for sleep,depression). After i passed this first water fasting first attempt, the die-off effects systematically came on the 3rd day of water fasting. i quickly understood i had to fast at least 3 days to get benefits from fasting. In fact, it looked like i had benefits of fasting after 2 days and a half. It is very HARD to fast with a systemic candidiasis. I think a 30 days fasting is not achievable when we have systemic candida. I advise to progressively increase the duration of water fasting for each water fasting session. It is like training for a marathon. You don’t start with the full marathon. I keep on going taking antifungals during fasting. I have the feeling it maximizes the power of antifungals, nevertheless, at the beginnig i was unable to take anything. I don’t advise to take antifungals during the first water fasting attempt as it will double the die-off effect.

Thus, my procedure is always the same. I water fast until i cannot stand it anymore. When i cannot stand it anymore i just go eating. I did it several times. Thus, the first time, i fasted for 2 days, then 3 days, 5 days, 7 days and at last 20 days.

Some waster fasting scenario:
I will eat my last dinner on sunday evening. If it was the first water fasting, die-off effect will happen on wednesday morning. I would eat on thursday at noon. I would not take antifungals on monday and tuesday. On Wednesday, i know i will sleep a lot and get very tired. Thursday will be better.


Update may 2012:
I witnessed the efficiency of a 7 days fast. My belly has deflated and it now remains as it is even if i started to eat again. It means water fasting is a definitive boost to help recovering from Candida.


Update July 2012:

When i tried water fasting, i decided to take nothing except garlic. I discovered it is possible to maximize the effect of fasting by taking regular anti candida medicines (Diflucan,Lamisil) during the fast and also garlic. I also took baking soda. Fasting was at another level this time. I felt a near death feeling and i cried but i am used to it. I know that when i have a very intense die-off, my mood is manipulated. I cannot control my mood. My liver was hard like concrete and i had pain in my back. I expected this kind of issue. By the way, i wonder if Candida really lives in the intestine. I am more and more doubtful about it. I wonder if Candida is not located inside the liver or underneath my skin.

I conclude that eating diminish the effect of antifungals.

Update december 2012:

After a 30 days fast, my skin is itching hard. It is difficult for me sometimes to stand any clothes textiles. I am  really tired but i feel that something changed. I started eating again but something has changed. I feel i don’t need to fast anymore. Even if i eat now, i feel the same sensation than during water fast. It was worth doing it to start the recovery.


Update march 2013:

I follow my low carb diet. something is changing but i don’t know why. I start to think candida is located underneath the skin because this is where i feel things. Diarrheas are gone forever. my belly is still inflated. Today, i am under the low carb diet, i also drink lots of tea, one glass of red wine after lunch and dinner, i got one hot shower before sleeping everyday and it is as efficient as water fasting now. Water fasting triggered the massive candida die-off. Things appear to be logicial now.



Notice that after my one month diet,  when i started to eat again, i had horrific intestine’s cramps & the most painful diarrheas. I felt very weak and it took me 3 weeks to get better. I think that it can be DANGEROUS for some people to fast more than 7 days.

FYI, when i started to eat again, i ate cheese, kiwi ( yes i know it is a fruit but you need something), soup, ham… I drunk liquid or semi-liquid food.


Notice that fasting was not enough to cure from Candida and it clearly didn’t kill yeast. I mean, i think it did something but it was mild as compared to the sacrifice. 


  • Kevin

    So what happened? Did you finally eliminate the Candida? It seems as though you didn’t eliminate it from reading your posts and mentioning your belly is still inflated. Maybe you can update this thread.

    • admin

      Sure, in fact, i will have to update lots of things on my blog because i made lots of discoveries. Yes, it is inflated because it is not over and in fact, i discovered i had an inflated belly each time i found a new successful antifungal. for instance, with garlic, i had a very inflated belly when i used to take a huge number of garlic pills. However, after sometimes, the garlic effects vanished. So now it is inflated but it is a good sign. I made good progress. For instance, i go to sleep at 10:00 pm everyday. Before i had to go to sleep at 8:00 because i was so tired.
      I discovered new interesting things: Colloidal silver and the importance of vitamin D and sun therapy. I am going to write something about it.

  • Stephanie

    You say in your march comment that you no longer have diarrhea but have an inflated belly. That’s a pity, given that earlier it seemed to have flattened. Any idea why that is?

    I’m currently doing a water fast. Aiming for 7 days. On my 4th day today and feeling pretty foggy…

    • admin

      the 7 days water fast is perfect. And you are going to feel foggy and perhaps dizzy. I want to mention something. When you will start eating again. Choose liquid stuff like soup and things that are easy to eat like Kiwi ( i know it is a fruit but it is an exception). Eat just a bit. If you don’t stand water fast at any time, STOP IT. don’t try to go beyond your limits because you may have also very bad intestinal cramps when you will start eating again.

  • Tammy Howell

    I can’t believe you broke your fast with cheese, kiwi, ham…I think you need to read some candida books and what NOT to eat, you should break fast with small amount of cooked carrots..I love dairy , too, but can’t eat it with candida..I just started a water fast for fibroids and 3rd day now and I feel tired but so much better, lost 5lbs. of water..I will try taking my diflucan,, couldn’t hurt, would love to kill yeast down, I have been fighting it for 30 years.But, I can say when it is killed down you will feel 100% better. Good luck to all those who battle it.. take a really good refigerated only probiotic daily, I take 6 caps a day, religiosly..good luck

    • admin

      Low carb diet is the best. I think Kiwi is not that good because it contains sugar but i did it on purpose. I suffered too much i needed carbs.

      I would also suggest you to drink organic green tea like gunpowder (can be found everywhere) and Bancha. Those two types of tea are full of anti-oxydants. Warning, if you have a systemic candidiasis. You can vomit after drinking those two types of tea. That would be a result of extreme die-off.

  • Inna Z

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  • kevinc boston

    Hi, not too many posts here. I hope you somehow have beaten your candida and moved on, but this disease is so awful I have only seen just a couple of people that managed to do so. Hopefully you are one of them.

    I am somewhat of a veteran of water fasts. I have done about 10 if you include a few single day fasts as well. The longest I have done are 10 & 16.5 day. I have read a couple of books as well. Sadly I also have Candida & leaky gut. This my only real reason for water fasting. I have also read a couple of books on the subject as well.

    One thing you mentioned that I question is taking Anti-fungals during the water fast. I noticed you mentioned you believe it increased die off. One should take strictly water during a water fast. The best possible quality of water and preferably distilled water, as it helps remove toxins from the body. No supplements of any kind or food should be consumed during the fast.

    The amazing health benefits of water fasting occur once the body goes into ketosis. In this stage it will feed off of ketones, fat and even cancer. This is when the body begins the deep healing of repairing organs and other damage done to the body. If someone consumes any supplements the body will recognize it as food and naturally go back to normal functioning. So it most important to stick to high quality water.

    You may have also caused damage to your organs by being to aggressive in taking anti-fungals in the manner that you did. The body has it’s own way of healing itself through fasting. We just need to get out of the way and let it do what knows how to do.

    Are you still fighting candida? I would like to know. I personally have not given up hope that a true water fast or multiple long ones could eliminate candida.

    • test

      I am not surprised. very useful & good comment

  • The surreal McCoy

    In May & June I completed a 33 day water fast. I felt awesome, all skin problems, all itching, low mood, and fatigue were gone. Now it’s August and I have the feeling that it’s worse than before. My skin is literally itching everywhere…

    • Webmestre

      I exactly had the same reaction after starting to eat again. My skin was itching that much so that i could not stand clothes on my skin. 2 or 3 years, i could only wear coton. Organic coton was the best. i think itching is also the ultimate sign of die-off. To me, it really shows that candida is in the flesh and that’s why it takes so much to get rid of it. Itching is a milestone to recovery. hard Itching was 3 months long for me. Unbearable itching duration was 1 month.

      • The surreal McCoy

        Thanks for your reply.

        Well, it appears to me though as if symptoms I had before are actually returning. I am not sure what to do. My skin is literally itching everywhere, and I have serious dandruff. During the fast, the dandruff was completely gone. Most importantly I feel very low energy and I don’t sleep well. I feel the urge to undergo another fast…