This site now available as an e-book download for a nominal fee of $3.
Where to purchase
My Recovery Experience
More about the Diet -
Typical day's diet
Candida-safe Recipe Collection
Breakfast & Snacks
The Parathyroid & Other Info
My Experience with Muscle Testing
Frequently Asked Questions
Thanks to the Doctor
Archived Guestbook Entries
As of April 1, 2012, the guestbook run by Gear was discontinued.
A downloadable &
Story - Toxic Poisoning from Mercury
Story - a product called Nopalea brought her back to health and got rid of her
candida and fibromyalgia.
Experience with Alkaline Water
Alternative Proven Cure
Testimonial - Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Jennifer's Story - Forever grateful
Amy's Story - Cellular Detox
Please note that there is an FAQ to
this website. Email me if you have questions.
Make sure your Reply settings are correct!
many people have asked me how they can thank me and I have never asked for
anything. If you want to, you can make a
donation to this site
to help cover the cost of it.
||The first supplement you should be taking is a probiotic. There are
lots on the market, and the best should be purchased from a health food
store, in the refrigerator section.
There are lots of brands of probiotics, and you want to get one that is
encapsulated, so that it doesn't break down until it gets into the
intestinal tract. Take two, three times a day, preferably on an
empty stomach. A good brand is Nature's Way Primadophilus.
NEW: November 12,
2009 - I am adding a link to the Amazon website, since many people write
to ask me where to buy this. At home I can purchase it at the health
food store but not all health food stores carry it, evidently.
2. Thorne's SF722
The product Dr. Piller put me on is called formula SF722. It is undecenoic acid. This is a fatty acid. Candida donít like this type of
acid, so by taking 2 with each meal, you deter the candida from feeding on
what you ingest.
These pills DO NOT KILL the candida per se, but they keep the candida
away. Itís up to you to do the diet as diligently as you can, so as not to
feed the candida. Dr. Piller drew a picture for me with his hands, as he
described to me how candida survive Ö it only takes one little raisin to
feed the yeast, and once you feed it, it multiplies, and
mmuullttiipplliieess, and mmmuuullltttiiipppllliiieees. As he motioned
with his hands, I was able to visualize the candida proliferating with
every mouthful of sugar I would put in my mouth. That description was a
great motivator for me, because every time I looked at something with sugar
in it, I visualized the candida multiplying, and it was the greatest
deterrent of all.
Remember that the candida want to be fed and when you have cravings, itís
not necessarily you having the cravings, itís the candida
wanting to be fed. Donít be so hard on yourself if you give in to
temptation, but remember that every time you do, you set yourself back a LOT
Ö maybe back to Day 1, maybe back a week Ö but ask yourself if you want to
start over every time you cheat Ö I knew I didnít. I didnít want to ever do
this diet again and I was bound and determined not to give in to the candida.
Where can you get the SF722?
Formula SF722 **
I do not care where you buy your products from. The links below
do not provide me with any commission, bonus, or discounts.
If you know of any other sources, I'll be happy to include them here.
As of October 2006, you can finally buy it through Amazon, and from
this site I do generate a very small commission. If this bothers you, then please order it
from any other place.
They are available from
Center, Dr. Kenneth
Piller's office. (Note as of September 2014, Dr. Piller is no longer
practising, however, is partner is still there, Dr. Bruch Blinzler.)
Dr. Piller was my doctor. I did what he advised, no
NEW - 2/16/2014 - I just received
an email from Karen S., who informs me that both the Para
Thyrolate and Thorne's Formula SF722 can be purchased online
from www.iherb.com. Thanks,
2.I phoned the counsellors at http://www.needs.com/ and they sell the
product, but they will not just dispense it to anyone who asks for it. You
must speak to a Nutritional Counsellor. There is no charge for the call,
but in the interest of good healing they like to share other information
they have and, if needed, add probiotics, or other additional enhancing
protocols. The three of them have over 100 years of clinical experience in
this field. They have been privileged to work with Dr. Sherry Rogers, a
leader in treating candida, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities,
chronic fatigue etc., and Dr. William Crook (author of The Yeast
Connection). They sell many other supplements and books dealing with these
conditions at reduced prices. Their phone number is 1-800-634-1380.
I was impressed by them.
3. 11/2000 I got in touch with Kombucha Power's
website. Quote: "We have been carrying Thorne products for
about 3 years now and are very confident that that are the very best
supplements on the market today. Anyone call us toll free at
1-800-862-1353 or 305-251-9630. The page that has SF722 on it
John M. Novar
4. 11/2000: I found this site
5. 04/2001: I rec'd an email from Scott
Monk, D.C., who says he uses similar procedures to Dr. Piller and also
sells the SF722 product, and is willing to let people in the Centennial,
Colorado area know they can get help through him.
Dr. Scott Monk (updated July
8719 E Dry Creek Rd
Centennial, CO 80112
6. Thanks to a friend on the Internet, I have been advised that
there is a place in England which sells them (this info updated
Dec. 15, 2000, thank you, Gina):
Health Interlink Ltd, Interlink House, Unit B, Asfordby Business Park,
Welby, Milton Mowbray LEICESTERSHIRE LE14 3JL
Fax number for England is 01664 810012, telephone 01664
7. I found this site http://www.helioshealthcenter.com/products/suppl.htm
which you can try as well.
8. (February 2006) In New Zealand & Australia:
The contact formerly available in Australia is no longer valid. You
may order from New Zealand and have the product shipped to Australia.
Quote from Mr. Amal
FxMed we have several enquires about Candida treatment and SF722. People
may call or email our Technical Services Manager
if they have questions. Our technical manager is a naturopathic doctor
from the USA who has experience treating Candida, and is more than happy
to discuss treatment options, as well as share articles and any other
information, to help people regain health."
Functional & Integrative Medicine
Napier, New Zealand
6 843 9370
Freephone NZ: 0800 439 633
Freephone Aus: 1800 770 904
9. In Canada:
Here is a list of pharmacies in Vancouver that carry the Thorne
MacDonalds Prescription - 604-738-0733
Finlandia Natural Pharmacy - 604-733-5323
Semperviva - 604-739-1958
MJ's Natural Pharmacy - 604-323-1293
NEW - July 2009 - I got this message from Dayna in Victoria.
Today I thought I would call a couple of health food stores that have
been really helpful to me in the past in terms of sourcing product.
They advised me that "in Canada you must be a naturopath to sell Thorne
Research product." Which was a GREAT tip since I have recently found a
naturopath who also has a store-front. I called there and he answered and
spoke with me for at least a half hour. He is going to place an order for
me tomorrow. He too said that the anti-fungals are never going to work.
(at the end of our conversation I found out that he wasn't even open today
- just answered the phone because he had stopped in the shop for
something). Do I count my blessings? absolutely! :-)
Anyway - the shop is called "Simple Remedies" 1010 Cook St,
Victoria, 250-380-1223. They sell all sorts of herbal and natural
products including pure vegetable glycerine used in many candida recipes.
In addition to the many remedies they sell, people can also book
appointments with the naturopath there.They really have been terrific to
me. Hopefully this will also result in obtaining the SF722.
10. The manufacturer of the product is Thorne
Manufacturing, and you can visit their website at http://www.thorne.com/. Click on
Physician and Pharmacy Online, then click on Patient Order Form. Formula
SF-722 comes under the Gastrointestinal section. You will need Acrobat
Reader, downloadable at their site. Presumably you print the form, fill it
out manually, and mail it in.
11. Bayho.com (NEW, Sept. 2001). They say - quote -
"You are welcome to link your site to http://www.bayho.com/. Bayho sells SF722
and all Thorne research supplements. Our business practice is
certified by http://www.epubliceye.com/ with
report and customer comment posted here.
They do not need to speak to me or consultation with me for products,
however, if they do not know about it, a simple consultation can be
But if the customer need details consultation, a membership
will be offered here.
Dennis Chan, PharmD
US Order Phone:
Worldwide Phone: 1.858.483.5088
Worldwide Fax: 1.815.371.4142
12. Austin, Texas: http://www.drbreedlove.net/,
quote: "My approach involves a three pronged program involving
desensitization (BioSet), enzyme supplements (Chirozymes-Dr. Loomis), and
detox (homeopathics), if needed. Of course, I also throw in some basic
chiropractic and kinesiology for good measure."
13. February 2002, an email came to me with this address
from Liv4ever.com, you can check out this link: http://www.liv4evr.com/recommended_products/get_products.asp?ProdID=9
14. North Carolina: April 1, 2003, I received this
message from an herbalist. Quote: "What fascinated me about your
story was that many women that came to my classes learned to cleanse the
body with herbs and foods and then started eating natural foods and became
healthier, happier, and more productive. Apparently you have found
that out. Really proud to know you. May God bless you always ...
P.S. I have a health food store in Sylva, NC. My office is used for
private consultation sessions and one side of the store is set up as a
classroom for teaching natural healing and the alternatives. The
name of the store is "Your Herbalist". If you or any of the people
that contact you have questions about the alternatives, feel free to email
or call me at (828) 586-0775. David (Yourherbalist@aol.com).
15. (February 2005): A doctor now practising in the
Fort Lauderdale, Florida area writes:
"Dear Karen, I
contacted you once before several years ago. My name is Dr. Annalee
Kitay (web:www.drkitay.com). I send patients to your website all the time
for your fabulous diet. I have been working very successfully with
people that have candida using Biotics ADP and my treatment combined with
your diet. Patients do not have to do the diet any longer then 30
days if they follow the program correctly. I just moved
to Florida and see patients in Boca Raton, Margate, and Fort Lauderdale,
Florida; as well as Jackson and Livingston, New Jersey every month. If you
know of people in those two states they are welcome to call me with
questions. at 1888-456-0065 or you can refer them to my website.
Thank you for the wonderful service that your are providing with your
diet. Sincerely, Dr. Annalee Kitay
I wrote to Dr. Kitay and asked if she could supply the Formula SF722
product, and this was her response:
Karen, can supply the SF722 , however Biotic's ADP can get rid of
the yeast 99% of the time in 30Days. If you have any questions feel
free to contact me. ....and thank you, Dr. Annale Kitay, http://www.drkitay.com/
16. (September 2005): A chiropractor
practising kineseology in the San Jose, California area writes:
"I started the
program because I was searching for help for myself, and medical doctors
didn't have any idea what to do when all lab tests came back
negative. I now use these methods in my practise.
We use Applied
Kineseology muscle response testing with bio-resonance tubes to detect
possible candida, parasites and other germs and we confirm the AK results
with the Great Smokey Laboratory (one of the best technology
labs). Possible heavy metal can be detected thru Doctor's Data with
a urine challenge test and we use oral DMSA to chelate metal toxics. Heavy
metals make a good environment for bad germs to live in human tissue. The
most important concept is to give only what body wants, which is detected
thru using AK. Not just thru phone consultation or
information from internet websites. Because candida symtoms and
other germ symptoms are very similar and it is very important to use the
proper supplements with specific bacteria . We use Thorne products,
standard process whole food supplements and APEX
Dr. Song Choi DC
2910 Stevens Creek Blvd Suite 209
San Jose, CA
17. (Updated Feb. 10th, 2008) - Thanks to Karen P., she
sent me this link
http://naturalnutritionals.com/nsearch.html. Do a search for
formula sf722 and you will go straight to it.
18. (Updated June
8, 2010) - Thanks to Jan, she sent me the following information:
"Hi, I just bought some from
www.naturamart.com for $19.00, plus 20% off enzymatic therapy plus
free shipping. My total was $15.20 this place is in Florida. They have
good high quality stuff. Jan"
19. You can also do a telephone consult with Dr. David B. Schlesinger and order
them through him, or through his website at http://www.modernherbalist.com/products/sf-722.html.
When visiting that link, please read the information carefully and
consider investigating the support remedies and supplements referred to on
that page. They offer several other supplements of very high quality and
efficacy (Molybdenum Picolinate, Pantethine, Iso Cort, Complete Thymic
Formula) which greatly assist the body in its battle with yeast
overgrowth. They also offer a very comprehensive, proprietary Candida
Clearance Rotation Protocol (which incorporates SF-722). Since many of you
are trying to "cure yourselves" without the benefit of visiting a doctor
in person, it is worth investigating. Dr. Schlesinger's experience is that
SF-722 works much more effectively and is much less likely to produce
die-off reactions when used in combination with some of these support
Please note that this was not my doctor and I did not follow this program.
UPDATE (April 2000): Dr. Schlesinger sent me the following
"I'm available for free telephone consultation (10 minute or less),
first come, first served, to candida / fibromyalgia sufferers every week
on the following days and times:
Mondays 6:00-8:00 PM, Pacific Time
Tuesdays 9:00-11:00 AM Pacific
Thursdays 9:00-11:00 AM Pacific Time
Our phone number is (530) 876-1176
I've been doing this for the last four months and people are generally
very happy to get some professional advice free of charge. Should you
decide to post this info on your site, please let folks know that it may
be a good idea to check out our site before contacting me http://www.modernherbalist.com/.
It provides them with a little more background before we start our
Other candida killers that I am aware of include black walnut
and caprylic acid. If you want to try this on your own, these two
items are available at any health food store. You probably already know
that you should be taking acidophilus as well, but keep in mind the
latter are not candida busters, they simply help to multiply the good
bacteria. The best acidophilus to get is Primadophilus, which is enteric
coated, which means it won't break down until it gets to your intestines,
where it will do the most good.
THE BEST BOOK is called "The Body Ecology
Diet" by Donna Gates. It's very strict, of course, which Dr. Piller's
diet isn't by comparison, but it does include a myriad of recipes which
are delicious, and excellent information on how the body WORKS. You can
even do the candida