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Anti candida and Anti fungal Effects of MCT Oil

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

You opened your mouth to brush your teeth, and stared in shock at the fuzzy white coating on your tongue. You wonder, could the white fuzz have some sort of connection with the cracked skin at the edges of your mouth?

You probably have an overgrowth of a fungus called candida albicans. But don’t worry; you can treat it simply with a product called MCT oil.

In this article, I’ll explain:

Ready? Let’s go.


What MCT Oil Is

MCT oil is a type of fat found in coconut oil. (MCT stands for medium-chain triglyceride, and refers to the number of carbon atoms in the chains contained in the oil.)

a small pitcher of MCT oil next to two coconut halves

There are actually a couple of ingredients in coconut oil that are antifungal and antimicrobial.. One is what’s called lauric acid and one is MCT oil itself. For this article, I’ll focus on MCT oil because MCT oil has the ability to reduce candida in your body..

Let’s take a closer look at the condition of a candida overgrowth in the body.


Symptoms Of A Candida Overgrowth

Candida is a cousin to mold, and related to fungus.

While candida normally lives in your body, and isn’t harmful, when it becomes overgrown it causes a problem. An overgrowth causes:

  • Your tongue to become white
  • A burning sensation in your mouth, coupled with an acidic taste
  • Cotton mouth
  • Dry, cracked skin at the corners of your mouth
  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Fatigue (because candida competes for nutrients)
  • Deficiencies in vitamin B6, essential fatty acids, magnesium, iron, and vitamin A

white fuzzy tongue

Which leads to the question: how does an overgrowth of candida happen?


How An Overgrowth Of Candida Happens

Normally, an overgrowth occurs after taking an antibiotic, or doing something else that destroys the flora - the friendly bacteria in your gut.

Candida releases certain kinds of toxic materials that can lead to something called an auto-brewery syndrome. The syndrome occurs when your body starts fermenting carbohydrates and turning them into alcohol. Sounds pretty unpleasant, right? Fortunately, this syndrome is rare.

You’ll know if you’re talking to someone with a candida overgrowth by their smell, which is one of fermentation and sometimes even very much like alcohol.


Actions You Can Take To Ward Off A Candida Overgrowth

Something important I want you to understand is that candida, mold, yeast, and fungus all live on carbohydrates. This is why the next recommendation I make is for you to go on the low-carbohydrate keto diet.

The Healthy KetoTM way of eating is so important. If you stop consuming sugar and refined carbs, and lower your intake of complex carbs, you’ll starve off the candida.

the word keto spelled with keto foods

Consume MCT oil - of course! Start with one teaspoon per day and work your way up to one tablespoon a day. Over a couple of weeks, this will wipe out your candida overgrowth - as long as you’re also cutting out sugar.

Fasting resets your gut, and the pathogens won’t get fed. Your own good bacteria and friendly fungus start to dominate and become more diverse. Sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? You’d think starving your microbes would worsen the situation, but it’s just the opposite.

Fasting also stimulates a condition called autophagy. When autophagy is stimulated, your body starts to eat microbes and recycle them. Do yourself a big favor. Stop consuming multiple meals per day plus snacks.

Take the trace mineral molybdenum. It will help detoxify the by-products of a candida overgrowth, as well as reduce the other symptoms I mentioned above.

See how straightforward it is to eliminate your candida overgrowth, and regain a healthy level of candida in your body? All naturally, without expensive or harmful medications.

As a bonus, you can learn more about candida from this video I did for you.

Let’s get rid of your white fuzzy tongue and cracked skin at the corners of your mouth. You’ll be delighted at how much better you’ll feel.

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Disclaimer: Our educational content is not meant or intended for medical advice or treatment.

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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