5 Secrets You Should Know When Treating Candida

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

5 Secrets You Should Know When Treating Candida

With more and more people discovering the need to address candida in order to regain and optimize their health, it can be helpful to know some secrets about […]

Driving Under the Influence of Candida

July 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Driving Under the Influence of Candida


There’s a rare syndrome called Gut Fermentation Syndrome, which is also known as Auto-Brewery Syndrome, Ethanol Fermentation Syndrome, Syndrome X, and one or two other names.

You don’t hear too much […]

Regular Bowel Movements

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Regular Bowel Movements (RBM). I tried thinking up some clever titles for this blog, of which there are many, but instead decided to give you the straight poop (couldn’t resist). This is one of those […]

Candida and Health

May 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Candida and Health. Those aren’t two words that one would normally find together. Candida and disease is a more likely association with candida known to be linked to over 125 different conditions and diseases.

Candida and health, or […]

Fungal Arthritis

May 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Fungal arthritis
Marta L Cuellar, Luis H Silveira, Luis R Espinoza

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 1992
Why This Article Matters
“There is never a lack of research or information available about the pervasiveness of fungal infections in our […]

The Medical Plague

May 4th, 2015|0 Comments

The Medical Plague of antibiotic resistance is predicted to kill more than 300 million people by 2050. That’s more people within the next 35 years than the 75 million killed by the Black Plague. Is […]

Posthospital Syndrome

April 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Posthospital syndrome is a term used to describe the vulnerability of a patient to a wide range of conditions after having spent any time in a hospital. What this means, is that instead of everyone […]

Antibiotics & Candida

April 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Antibiotics & candida. The two go hand-in-hand. Nothing else is guaranteed to create a systemic candida fungal infection in the body as fast, or as effectively as antibiotics. Nothing else but antibiotics cause systemic fungal […]

Are Your Bacteria Smarter Than Your Doctor?

December 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Are your bacteria smarter than your doctor? Absolutely!

Some bacteria are naturally resistant to antibiotics. This comes from past exposures and the subsequent development of resistance. These bacteria are called persisters. They are unaffected by all […]

Use Antibiotics, Get Candida!

September 25th, 2014|0 Comments

Use antibiotics, Get Candida! It’s as simple as that. It’s what I’ve been saying for a couple of decades, now. It takes a while for science to catch up to what is already known by […]

Patient Q and A

September 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Here’s today’s Q&A with a patient that helps to address some commonly asked questions:

Do you think its possible to completely get rid of candida and be able to eat normal again?

Yes, that’s possible. We’ve see […]

The Truth About Antibiotics

September 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

The truth about antibiotics isn’t something that you’re likely to find out about from any doctor or institution. The truth about antibiotics has been so buried beneath decades of arrogance and misinformation, that even they […]

When Healthcare Isn’t healing

August 29th, 2014|0 Comments

Healthcare isn’t healing when the interests of the patient are placed second to the interests of the doctor. This often happens in practice-centered models of care, instead of patient-centered models of care. The goal of […]

Antibiotic Risks Are Greater Than The Benefits

August 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Antibiotic risks are greater than the benefits? In this 2008 study from Brigham and Woman’s Hospital and Harvard, the researchers clearly state that “For an individual patient, the risks are greater than the benefits and […]

Cure Candida Without Causing Disease

August 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Can you cure candida without causing disease? There is a lot of confusion about what is and isn’t effective against candida. Many websites promote this treatment and that treatment, with the people behind the websites […]

The Journey To Excellence – The Best Childrens Vitamins

August 11th, 2014|0 Comments

The journey to excellence in producing the best childrens vitamins has many hurdles. The supplement industry itself has many players who are more intent on serving their own purposes and agendas, as opposed to those […]

The Solution To Antibiotic Resistance

August 5th, 2014|0 Comments

Each year, antibiotics resistance kills over 2 million people worldwide. Despite years of warnings from government and world officials, antibiotic prescription rates have continued to increase over 40%. The solution to antibiotic resistance is to […]

Candida Dr Oz

August 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Candida Dr Oz is something that the world needs. The Dr Oz Effect would help to draw attention to candida in ways that over 54,000 studies on found in PubMed hasn’t been able to yet. […]

Medical Marijuana and Candida

August 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Medical marijuana and candida can have a tendency to occur together, yet this information is unlikely to make it into the debate on legalizing marijuana. Like tobacco smoke which has been found to lead to […]


July 25th, 2014|0 Comments

Antibiotic-induced gastric cancer is not something that you typically hear about, but get ready to as more and more cases are happening as a result of antibiotic use. Doctors in Korea are stating that H. […]

The World Cup of Antibiotics

July 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

The results are in for the Finals of the World Cup of Antibiotics. The patients have lost! Having come into the game as the clear underdog in this event, it was hoped that somehow they […]

5 Ways To Treat Candida

July 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Candida infections are occurring more frequently as the use of antibiotics continues to rise, despite warnings about practices of over-prescribing. As antibiotic use continues to increase, so too will chronic fungal candida infections and a […]

Candida Treatment Essentials: Treat Candida Successfully

July 17th, 2014|0 Comments

What are the candida treatment essentials to help ensure success in treat candida? Treating candida successfully requires some basic knowledge that most websites and practitioners never address. Unfortunately, many of the candida treatment sites found […]

The Cure For Everything!

July 10th, 2014|0 Comments

If we are to have any chance at adapting and staying healthy in the toxic world that we’ve inherited and continue to create, we need to use the one thing that can adapt faster and […]

Is Being Sick All in Your Head?

July 10th, 2014|0 Comments

There is a chasm of knowledge that doctors face every day as patients with complex issues, and sometimes not-so-complex issues, show up in a doctor’s office with an illness that defies everything the doctor knows. […]

Candida Questions

July 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Here are three common questions that we get about Candida.


1) How Do I Know I Have Candida?

Dr. McCombs analysis of the research, dating back to 1949, shows that if you’ve ever done antibiotics, you’ll have […]

Episode 84: Is It ‘AIDS’ or Is It Candida?

July 8th, 2014|0 Comments

This was a podcast that I did a few weeks back. The sound quality on my end is not so great, but the information is still valuable – http://www.howpositiveareyou.com/2014/07/08/hpa-084-jeffrey_mccombs/


Are you one of the growing number […]

Dr. Oz Goes To Washington

June 25th, 2014|0 Comments

Last week, the mighty Dr. Oz took his celebrity show on the road to Washington, DC. Instead of a warm reception, the great and powerful Oz found himself in the hot seat being chided by […]

Can Candida Cause Diabetes?

June 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Candida and Diabetes are two common conditions that occur as a result of past antibiotic use. Each condition supports the existence of the other, but fungal candida alone can create diabetes through direct and indirect […]

10 Candida Myths

June 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Sorting out fact from fiction can sometimes be difficult when it comes to candida and how to treat it. Knowing these 10 myths can help you to find the best treatment plan to follow.

Myth #1 […]

7 Mistakes Your MD Will Make With You. Be Informed To Be Safe.

June 17th, 2014|0 Comments

No one really wants to think that their medical doctor would make a mistake with them, but there are some very common medical mistakes that place patients at risk and can lead to lifelong complications, […]

Fat Brain – Fat Planet: How Antibiotics Are Driving Global Obesity

June 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Antibiotics are driving global obesity? With obesity of the planet escalating and close to 40% of the population being obese, scientists may have finally found the reason for the global obesity epidemic in the widespread […]

Antibiotics More Dangerous Than GMOs

June 1st, 2014|0 Comments

While the issue of GMOs continues to draw debates worldwide, elsewhere on the planet, men, women, and children will die as a result of the effects of antibiotics.

All across the globe, citizens and countries are […]

Sugar Cravings and Candida

May 27th, 2014|0 Comments

Sugar is a comfort food. It’s part of most people’s reward system training during childhood, as sweets are always being given to us to reward the behavior adults want us to demonstrate as children.

When we […]

The Rise of Disease in China

May 20th, 2014|0 Comments

The rise of disease in China is just beginning, as the country and its citizens are being sold for the interests of private businesses.The pharmaceutical industry and medical doctors of China have conspired together to […]

I Don’t Know What You’re Doing, But Keep Doing It!

May 13th, 2014|0 Comments

A patient goes into see his medical doctor. The doctor looks at the patient’s records and is puzzled by how well the patient is doing, as most, if not all, of his other patients never […]

Candida, Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis, and IBD

April 30th, 2014|0 Comments

Candida, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, and IBD share a common origin. One of the main reasons that fungal candida is related to over 100 conditions and diseases is via its ability to promote chronic inflammation in […]

Infertility and Candida

April 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Over the past 20+ years,we’ve been privileged to see over 54 women, diagnosed as being infertile, go on to have successful pregnancies and healthy babies. As a father and a practitioner, I can’t think of […]

Candida and Inflammation in the Athlete

April 28th, 2014|0 Comments

There’s a certain sense of loss in realizing that the best of each us is being eroded away, or lies wasting away, as hidden potential within the cells of our bodies. The gradual erosion of […]

Depression and Candida

April 9th, 2014|0 Comments

In 1990, the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study listed depression as the 4th leading cause of disease burden worldwide. In 2000, the GBD listed it as the #3 cause. In the latest GBD study […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Candida

April 7th, 2014|0 Comments

 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and candida are realities of the antibiotic era. In an earlier post that looked at the long-term consequences of antibiotic use in creating chronic, ongoing levels of inflammation in the brain, I discussed […]

ANTIBIOTICS: More Harm Than Good

March 28th, 2014|0 Comments

The concept of antibiotics doing more harm than good is not something that most people would ever think of. After all, they are handed out daily by doctors to millions of Americans. Many children receive […]

Heart Disease and Candida

March 27th, 2014|0 Comments

 Heart disease and candida have been shown to go handin-hand sometimes. Candida’s involvement in heart conditions typically includes endocarditis, peritonitis, pericarditis, and myocarditis, but can also include lesser heart problems and manifestations. The primary effect […]

Good Fungi Keep Candida Albicans in Check in Healthy Mouths

March 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Human mouths contain a balanced mix of microbes which, when disrupted, can lead to oral diseases. (This implicates antibiotics as a cause of disease). A study published on March 13th in PLOS Pathogens compares the […]

Grapefruit Seed Extract

March 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Recently, a patient asked about the effectiveness and safety of grapefruit seed extract in dealing with fungal candida. In my practice over the past 30 years, I have found undecenoic acid to be far more […]

The Candida Cure

February 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Need a candida cure? Take this drug. Swallow this pill. Drink this liquid. Read this book. Eat kale for 28 days. Stop eating sugar. Use turpentine, flea medication, hydrogen peroxide, enzymes, colloidal silver, swallow poo and […]

The “Leaky Brain” aka Blood-Brain Barrier Hyperpermeability Syndrome

February 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Leaky BrainDo you suffer from depression, anxiety, brain fog, headaches, or insomnia? How about Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, Multiple sclerosis, ALS, seizures, ME/CFS, or Autism? All of these neurological conditions have a common cause – chronic […]

Candida Inhibits the Lactobacillus Species in Probiotics

January 31st, 2014|0 Comments

Does candida inhibit Lactobacillus in the body? The intestinal tract is an ecosystem ruled by checks and balances. In a balanced system, pathogenic organisms are kept in check. Upset that balance and the pathogenic organisms […]

Is Candida Real or Fake?

January 27th, 2014|0 Comments

Is candida real or fake? Both seem to apply. Given that there are over 54,000 studies on candida since the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s, it’s a real enough issue. The fake part is […]


January 24th, 2014|1 Comment

The range of candida treatments ranges from time-proven and safe fatty acids, to dangerous drugs that create resistant strains, to obscure treatments like turpentine. With candida being an orphaned condition by the medical profession, many […]

Yeast Infections

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

At least for the purposes of this post, I’ll focus on vaginal yeast infections alone. I usually write about this topic in a broader scope, as both men and women get “yeast” infections, although to […]

Undecenoic Acid or Calcium Undecylenate for Treating Candida?

January 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Last year, at this time, there was a shortage in the availability of undecenoic acid. One company suggested that their customers switch to another product containing calcium undecylenate, a “salt” form of undecenoic acid. Other […]

Candida – Proof of The Gap Between Science and Modern Medicine

January 5th, 2014|0 Comments

The age old view of seeing modern medicine as being scientifically up-to-date is rapidly fading away. More and more people are falling outside of medicine’s ability to care for them and seeking help elsewhere. Nowhere […]

Obesity and Candida?

January 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Obesity and candida go hand-in-hand. Several studies have shown an increase in the levels of certain bacteria and the incidence of obesity. The overgrowth of the Prevotella genus of bacteria has consistently shown up as […]

Say No to Nano for Treating Candida

December 25th, 2013|0 Comments

I’m all for recycling plastic, but the use of nano fibers against Candida albicans is another great example of use now, worry about consequences later. Researchers from IBM, yes the people who bring use computers, […]


December 19th, 2013|0 Comments

When it comes to multivitamins, it’s interesting to read the different write-ups on this type of information. Some are balanced and some are definitely anti-supplements, despite years of good research.

There are some pretty bad supplements […]

Vitamin B12 Deficiency From Antacid Medications

December 15th, 2013|0 Comments

A recent article in the Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA) identifies B12 deficiencies as a result of antacid medications. B12 deficiencies are associated with anemia, headaches, confusion, tiredness, constipation, moodiness, memory loss, dementia, […]

Candida and the Urinary Tract

December 14th, 2013|0 Comments

One of the first sites for fungal candida to establish itself is in the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra). Antibiotics wipe out the bacteria of the urinary tract leaving a barren terrain for fungal […]

The Average Candida Patient

December 13th, 2013|0 Comments

The typical person with candida, according to one hospital study, will have no symptoms, as most of them are asymptomatic. This can be due to the body’s amazing ability to adapt very quickly. They may […]

Children Who Have Autism Far More Likely to Have Tummy Troubles

November 7th, 2013|0 Comments

This shouldn’t be news by now

“Parents of children with autism have long said that their kids endure more G1 Problems, but little has been known about the true prevalence of these complications or their underlying […]

A Galaxy Within Us: Our Gut Microbiota and How It Can Be Programmed by Food

November 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

“Research is starting to show that the food we eat has a huge bearing on the composition of this collective and also that the profile of the collection of bacteria can be associated with a […]

Candida Testing

October 29th, 2013|0 Comments

Candida testing is something that most medical doctors aren’t trained in, as well as other aspects of this commonly acquired condition. Many doctors will tell you that there are no candida tests, so you’ll be […]

Lymes and Antibiotics: A Bridge to Diseases

October 25th, 2013|0 Comments

The commonly accepted treatment of Lyme disease with antibiotics is a bridge to a long list of diseases and conditions. Although this is rarely considered or talked about when a doctor hands out a prescription […]

Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome and Antibiotics

October 18th, 2013|0 Comments

Anyone diagnosed with Lyme Disease who continues to suffer any symptoms after being treated with antibiotics, should consider that their symptoms are caused by the antibiotics they took, and not necessarily due to a continuation […]

Candida Case Study #2

October 10th, 2013|0 Comments

When Kathy first came to us, she stated that she felt as though she had “lost eight years of her life” dealing with candida. She had recurring bladder/kidney infections that were treated by MD after […]

Service Has Its Rewards!

October 2nd, 2013|0 Comments

It’s not always easy assisting others in navigating the maze of restoring health. Many people have faced round after round of disappointment and harsh treatment in their quest to discover answers for their conditions. This […]

Dr. McCombs Interview About Candida and Health on the Patrick Timpone One Radio Network

October 2nd, 2013|2 Comments

I enjoyed doing this interview with Patrick. We covered a lot of ground in a short period of time. Patrick has a knowledgeable background which I don’t always encounter in interviews – http://oneradionetwork.com/health/dr-jeff-mccombs-dc-the-candida-plan-october-1-2013/


Take back your […]

Candida FAQ – 115 Candida Plan Questions

October 1st, 2013|0 Comments

This Candida FAQ link will help to answer 115 common questions that we have encountered over the years – Click Here. If you have any other questions about the Candida Plan or candida questions, in […]

Candida Diets: Part VIII: Fatty Acids

September 28th, 2013|0 Comments

Candida diets that utilizes fatty acids to correct fungal imbalances has proven to be the most effective approach.

Fatty acids have a long history of use against candida. Undecenoic acid is the first fatty acid that […]

Oral Thrush Cure?

September 26th, 2013|2 Comments

A recent study published by Japanese researchers shows that sesame oil was effective against oral thrush (Candida albicans). In the study, the researchers compared sesame oil against olive  and safflower oils. All oils were effective […]

The Candida Diet

September 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

There’s a lot of misinformation and confusion about the candida diet, which is created by: MDs lacking in a great deal of basic knowledge and science on the subject; the instant experts created by joining MLM […]

Candida Albicans Case Study #1

September 19th, 2013|0 Comments

I’d like to post some case studies that can help people to have a better understanding of candida and how important restoring healthy levels of the normal yeast form of candida in the body can […]

Confused About Candida?

September 13th, 2013|0 Comments

Congratulations on making it this far in your quest for health! If you’ve come to realize that your problems are at least in part due to fungal candida as a result of past antibiotic use, […]

What To Expect When Taking Antibiotics

August 29th, 2013|0 Comments

Many people never stop to consider how antibiotics affect them and take them believing that the antibiotics will only do them good and there’s no harm or risk. This “harmless” drug however has created a […]

Candida and Aging

July 31st, 2013|0 Comments

Aging has typically been viewed as a gradual process where declining function within cells, tissues, and organs leads to chronic degenerative changes until  life ends and death takes over. The strength and beauty of youth […]


July 20th, 2013|0 Comments

Probiotics continue to amass a good body of research on their benefits. Korean scientists recently found that a probiotic containing 6 species of bacteria had a 68% success rate in symptom relief with people suffering […]

Service, Service, Service!!!

February 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Dr. McCombs Candida Plan has enjoyed tremendous success over the past 20 years and we’ve been fortunate enough to play a role in many miracles for patients and customers. Unlike most sites who push pills, […]

Candida and Everything?

December 28th, 2012|2 Comments

If you seen the typical list for common symptoms associated with candida, then you’re familiar with how complex an issue fungal candida infections can be. As I’ve been going through the list and documenting the […]

The Consciousness of Health

December 23rd, 2012|0 Comments

The consciousness of health is a consciousness of wholeness, for it considers not only the effect of health on your life, but the effect of your health on the lives of those around you.
Jeff McCombs

10 Candida Myths

November 30th, 2012|1 Comment

Here are 10 candida myths that you may not know about!

Myth #1 – Only women get candida infections

Candida Albicans is commonly considered to be a yeast infection that only women get. It is in […]

Candida Diets: Part VII: Probiotics

November 27th, 2012|1 Comment

Candida diets and probiotics work well together. As we have discussed earlier, systemic fungal candida results from antibiotic exposure, and the word antib-biotic means “against life.” The use of probiotics works to counter the effect […]

‘Hygiene Hypothesis’ or ‘Old Friends’ Theory?

November 27th, 2012|0 Comments

Is it the “hygiene hypothesis” or the “old friends” theory that makes the most sense? From this report on recent papers from the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene, it seems like it’s just two views from […]

Candida Diets: Part VI: Herbs

November 25th, 2012|0 Comments

Candida diets and herbs at first can appear to be a successful way to approach correcting fungal candida imbalances. There is a good amount of research on the benefits of herbs and herbal products like […]

Colon Cancer and the High Carbohydrate Diet

November 18th, 2012|0 Comments

Some reports state that 1 out of 2 Americans will develop cancer during their lifetime. It’s a process that can take years to develop. Past antibiotic use and candida are both related to the development […]

Candida and Autism

November 15th, 2012|0 Comments

Candida and Autism have many strong associations. The link between these two is discussed on several autism websites and even on Oprah, where actress and advocate Jenny McCarthy shared her experience of her son coming […]

Candida and Cancer

November 13th, 2012|0 Comments

Candida and Cancer have been associated through many studies and clinical observations throughout the years. Fungal candida has been identified as the leading cause of deaths due to sepsis in hospital settings, but can occur […]

Antibiotic Use In Children Creates Long-Term Health Problems

November 13th, 2012|0 Comments

One of the most damaging long-term effects on children’s health is the use of antibiotics.  Researchers  in Ireland and Canada have found that the “use of ampicillin and gentamicin in early life can have significant […]

What’s in Your Belly Button?

November 12th, 2012|0 Comments

Although it may not be something that you’re likely to be too concerned about, the much dismissed belly button is a reservoir of natural bacterial species as shown in the appropriately named Belly Button Biodiversity […]

Candida and Diabetes

November 11th, 2012|1 Comment

Candida and Diabetes are two common conditions that occur as a result of past antibiotic use. Each condition supports the existence of the other, but fungal candida alone can create diabetes through direct and indirect […]

Candida Diets: Part V: The Quick Fix

November 10th, 2012|0 Comments

Many candida diets offer the “quick fix.” Candida diets can vary based on who is presenting the information and their particular motivation. The majority of all candida diets follow a protocol first conceived by Dr. Orian […]

Candida and Gluten Allergies

November 9th, 2012|1 Comment

Candida and gluten allergies are two problems that are commonly seen together. As we have previously looked at on this blog, candida can cause the inflammation and allergies associated with gluten intolerance and other diseases […]

Cause and Effect: A Poor Model For Healthcare

November 7th, 2012|0 Comments

Time and time again, I find that Cause and Effect (C&E) are a poor model for gaining insight, understanding, and co-operation with how the body works. Most people rely too heavily on C&E as being […]

Hydrochloric Acid and Health

November 5th, 2012|6 Comments

Hydrochloric acid (HCL) is produced in the stomach to aid in activating digestion of foods and protection of the intestinal flora. Excess stomach acid (HCL) has traditionally been treated as a result of low HCL […]

Candida and Allergies

November 4th, 2012|0 Comments

Candida and allergies go hand-in-hand. Both are results of past antibiotic use and exposures. Once the beneficial bacteria of the body are eliminated, candida converts from its normal beneficial yeast form to its problematic fungal […]

Candida and Asthma

November 3rd, 2012|0 Comments

Candida and asthma occur frequently together as a result of antibiotics and steroid therapies. Antibiotics eliminate the beneficial bacteria flora found in the lungs, intestinal tract, and throughout the body, thereby eliminating the inhibition of […]

Candida and Prostatitis

November 2nd, 2012|2 Comments

Candida and prostatitis can be a hidden problematic combination lurking in men. Candida is notorious for its ability to infect and affect all the various organs and tissues of the body. The urinary tract is […]

Candida and Glucosamine Joint Supplements

November 2nd, 2012|2 Comments

N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) is a commonly used nutritional supplement for the self-treatment of conditions such as arthritis. Researchers in Japan, using a murine model of oral candidiasis, found that GlcNAc increased symptoms of oral candidiasis. It […]

Candida and Arthritis

November 2nd, 2012|0 Comments

Candida and arthritis have been linked together for decades and have become an increasingly common occurrence. Reports date back to 1960, but more recent science indicates that candida-induced arthritis has existed as long as candida […]

Candida And Skin Conditions

November 1st, 2012|0 Comments

Candida is associated with an extremely long list of symptoms and ailments in the body due to its advanced ability to adapt to the various environments of each organ, tissue, and cell of the body. […]

Halloween Candy or Antibiotics?

October 31st, 2012|0 Comments

Time and time again, experts call for reduced usage of antibiotics, but MDs keep handing them out like Halloween candy.  It’s a scary practice that can lead to even scarier results.

You could safely state that […]