Candida Recovery:  My Personal Experience
By Karen Tripp

May 2008
This site now available as an e-book download for a nominal fee of $3.


My Story

The Program

The Products

Where to purchase

My Recovery Experience

The Diet

More about the Diet -
Typical day's diet

Getting Started

Candida-safe Recipe Collection

Breakfast & Snacks

Carb Counter


The Parathyroid & Other Info

Muscle Testing
(Applied Kineseology)

My Experience with Muscle Testing

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Controversy

Suggested Books

Acknowledgement &
Thanks to the Doctor

Archived Guestbook Entries As of April 1, 2012, the guestbook run by Gear was discontinued.

A downloadable &
printable summary

Bridget's Story - Toxic Poisoning from Mercury

Krissy's Story - a product called Nopalea brought her back to health and got rid of her candida and fibromyalgia.

Linda's Experience with Alkaline Water

Alternative Proven Cure Testimonial - Traditional Chinese  Medicine (TCM)

Jennifer's Story - Forever grateful

Amy's Story - Cellular Detox Drops

About Us

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Many, 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.

Book References

Some of the pictures on this page are links to Amazon, where you can purchase directly and use your credit card. Some I have read, others I have not.  Those titles highlighted in yellow I did read, and I recommend each of them. 

As for making a "profit" from this page, the most I have ever received was between $12 and $17 worth of gift certificates from Amazon for any given month. I use this money to buy printer ink.  Most of the time I get an email from Amazon that says "Your earnings, including any credit balance from previous payment periods, did not reach the minimum advertising fee threshold for your payment method."   If this offends you, please don't bother clicking the links, and make your purchases wherever you normally do.  Some people have sent me offensive email about me taking advantage of people's candida illness, and this is NOT my intention.   I'm trying to make things easy for you, my intentions are sincere.


The Body Ecology Diet, by Donna Gates: Recovering Your Health & Rebuilding Your Immunity.  This book is excellent reading. The diet is much more restrictive than the one I was on, and recommends certain foods that my program did not allow, but it's important reading nonetheless about how the body works when it has candida overgrowth. 

This book is highly controversial because it addresses candida from a completely different standpoint than my naturopath, but I recommend it nonetheless.  Gates' program may well work for you and if you're one of those people who has "tried everything", then this may help you.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & the Yeast Connection, by Dr. William Crook: A Get-Well Guide for People with this Often Misunderstood Illness & for Those Who Care for Them

You Are What You Ate, by Dr. Sherry Rogers.  A great resource for anyone whose immune system is compromised.  Dr. Rogers suffered from numerous ailments and put herself on the road to recovery by changing her diet.

Stop the Yeast Syndrome:  Home Cooking That Prevents Yeast Infections Without Drugs

by Morton Walker

$269.81 USD??? $571.02 CDN?

Is this an out-of-print edition? That's outrageous.

Toxic Immune Syndrome Cookbook: Yeast-Free Hypoallergenic Recipes to Support Your Immune System

by William Kellas, PhD

The Yeast Syndrome

How to help your doctor identify and treat the real cause of your yeast-related illness

by John Parks Trowbridge, M.D.
Morton Walker, D.P.M.


The Candida-Yeast Syndrome
The spreading epidemic of yeast-related diseases:  how to recognize and deal with them.

by Ray C. Wunderlich

The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet, by Rachel Heller
As seen on Oprah on about October 19, 1999. She featured Carbohydrate Addiction with authors Richard and Rachael Heller. They have written several books on the subject (some shown below). When I watched this show I said, "YES! That's IT! That's what it's all about!" It's the way I've been living since the summer of 1995 and it's why I'm in total control of my diet and my health... a low-carb diet. You can read a review of the Hellers' books at


Pain Free in 6 Weeks, by Dr. Sherry Rogers - The cause of your pain is not arthritis, sciatica, degenerating back discs, old injury, osteoporosis, migraine, fibromyalgia, prostatitis, cystitis, cancer or any other label. And medications guarantee faster deterioration. The body was designed to heal and be pain-free. Learn how to find the correctable causes and cures for your chronic pain.  My sister put me onto this book because of her health, and it changed how I see certain foods.

Sugar Busters, by H. Leighton Steward
A no-nonsense look at how much sugar is in everything we eat, and what it does to the human body.  It will make you think twice about reaching for that third cookie. 

Two friends of mine had a contest to see who would lose more weight quickest. The wife cut down on fat, and the husband cut down on sugar.  It was the husband who lost a lot of weight quickly, it just fell off him.  I know that I lost a lot of weight by eliminating sugar when I went on the candida program.  Reading labels and seeing how much sugar is in all our food was appalling.


The Carbohydrate Addict's Life Span Program
Personalized plan for becoming slim, fit, and healthy in your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond

by Rachael Heller


The Carbohydrate Addict's Gram Counter

by Dr. Rachael F. Heller

Many readers ask me where to find carb counters. If you need a book, this might be a good place to start:  carbohydrate grams, fat grams, calories, including trigger foods and healthy heart foods.


The Carbohydrate Addict's Program For Success
A new diet for carbohydrate junkies offers readers help in sustaining weight loss, using an interactive format to introduce the program.

by Dr. Rachael F. Heller


Breaking the Vicious Cycle:  Intestinal Health Through Diet

By Elaine Gloria Gottschall


The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet:  The Lifelong solution to Yo Yo Dieting

by Dr. Rachael F. Heller


  The China Study, by Dr. Colin Campbell, a most fascinating book on what the consumption of animal protein does to the human body. On thing for sure, after reading this, it will change how you see animal foods in your diet.

By T. Colin Campbell

This is a peer-reviewed study that spanned 20 years. I could not put this book down, and read it several times. I hope it will not be banned... I'm sure some organizations are not pleased about being mentioned in this book. And if you're a dairy lover, you may want to reconsider.


And on kineseology (muscle testing)... I read both of the first two books. They are incredible.


Your Body Doesn't Lie, by John Diamond, MD

(This book changed my life. Muscle testing is like unlocking an inner science. I wish more people would read this and learn to use it.)


Power vs. Force: Synopsis & Study Guide
 by David Hawkins, MD

A fascinating history of kineseology and how it could relate to medicine, science, law if we used it. This is one of the BEST BOOKS I've ever read in my life. I wish everyone would read this book.

Your Body Can Talk: The Art and Application of Clinical Kinesiology

How to use simple Muscle Testing to learn what you: How to Use Simple Muscle Testing to Learn What Your Body Knows and Needs

By Susan L. Levy

This book is about the art and application of Clinical Kinesiology, and serves as an introduction to the energetic system that links mind and body. It shows how the body can “talk,” and therefore be used as a diagnostic tool to measure a wide variety of its own functions, and to determine which healing approach will best suit an individual. Clinical Kinesiology is the modality that allows us to interpret this new “body talk.” This method of muscle-testing “reads” the body’s innate wisdom; when “asked” a question, or presented with a stimulus, the muscles respond clearly, either strongly or weakly. This system, which expedites the application of acupuncture, also helps realign the body’s energy imbalances. Far from being a scholarly or scientific text, Your Body Can Talk is written for the immediate use of the practitioner or layperson.

Applied Kinesiology:  Muscle Response in Diagnosis, Therapy and Preventive Medicine

By Tom Valentine

And finally, this one (August 2001):


"I also want to suggest the addition of a book to your website.  It is called "Energy Medicine" and is by world renowned healer Donna Eden.  I am going to do a 2-year diploma in Applied Kineseology starting next year, but I will definitely be using this book as my foundation as I go down the Kineseology path.   Donna goes beyond Kineseology in the book and looks at Chakras, the five rhythms, Celtic Weave, Triple Warmer and Strange flows to give a complete picture of how to work with the bodies energy systems to heal."

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