Treatments for Problems
Grapefruit Seed Extract for Treatment of Thrush
Grapefruit seed extract, 250 mg three times a day orally (taken by the mother), seems to work well in many cases. It can be used instead of fluconazole or in addition to fluconazole in resistant cases of thrush.
Modified by Carole Dobrich
from Dr. Jack Newman's candida protocol & Dr. Jay Gordon's web site
Visit this site www.nutriteam.com recommended by Dr Jay Gordon for additional information on Grapefruit Seed Extract.
Their Recommended Dosage for NutriBiotic Liquid Concentrate is as follows:
These recommendations are for NutriBiotic Original GSE. Those using Citricidal Professional Strength liquid concentrate should divide these recommended dosages by three (or multiply by 1/3).
Note: Never use full strength as it may cause irritation.
Suggested Adult dose: To be taken orally.
- 5 to 15 drops mixed in 5 ounces of water or juice, 2 to 5 times daily, with or without meals.
- (Or, take 1-2 NutriBiotic CapsulesPlus(r) or 1-2 NutriBiotic(r) tablets (125 mg each) 1 to 5 times daily).
Children (under 10 years): To be taken orally.
- 1 to 6 drops mixed in 5 ounces juice, 2 to 3 times daily.
- Do not use full strength in mouth.
- Some people think the liquid extract is more effective.
Note: Dr Gordon only uses it topically, as he describes on his website:
Dr. Jay Gordon's treatment of thrush with GSE
- Make a mixture of 5 drops of Citricidal Grapefruit Seed Extract to one ounce of water. The use of distilled water to make your solution is very important. The chemicals placed in your local tap water to kill bacteria can reduce the effectiveness of the active ingredients in GSE.
- If thrush is not markedly improved by the second day, increase the mixture to 10 drops of GSE per one ounce of water. I would feel comfortable increasing to even 15 or 20. If after reaching up to at least 20 drops, and a full day of treatment with it, you see no improvement, I would consider trying fluconazole.
- Use this solution with an absorbent swab on mom's nipples and baby's mouth once every hour during all waking hours. Swab baby's mouth prior to nursing and mom's nipples after nursing. It is best to avoid the possibility of baby associating the bitter taste with nursing.
- If diaper area is affected, put the same strength solution into a spray bottle or swab as above at every diaper change.
- If the infection is particularly rampant or you are having difficulty getting rid of it, mom may need to take acidophilus or GSE capsules to get rid of it systemically.
- GSE solution can also be used in laundry or as a surface cleaner to kill yeast hiding and waiting to multiply again.
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