Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan (formerly The Lifeforce Plan) is an effective, nontoxic way to support healthy levels of Candida in its normal yeast form, detoxify the body and restore normal tissue flora. It is a time-proven approach that has improved the health of thousands of people in over 45 countries since Dr. McCombs created it in 1993. Simply follow the guidelines as written, and you'll be able to achieve a healthier body, mind and spirit.
Click on the buttons below to learn about the five components of Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan:
Over the years many patients and clients have asked Dr. McCombs what they should do if they need to take antibiotics before, during, or after completing Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan.
Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan is the most effective program we offer to reverse the negative effects of antibiotics and restore beneficial flora to the body. If you have not yet started Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan, your antibiotic protocol is to begin the 16-week McCombs Plan and follow it as outlined.
If you are already on Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan, or if you have already completed the full 16-week plan, here are the different protocols to follow:
Antibiotics During Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan (Weeks 1-6)
Antibiotics taken during the first 6 weeks of Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan do not affect the effectiveness of the plan. Continue the plan as outlined. Your body is being supported by a powerful natural antifungal, Candida Force, and you will rebuild the beneficial intestinal flora when you introduce the Flora Prime supplement from Week 7 through 16. If you need to take antibiotics during Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan, this is the best time to do so.
Antibiotics During Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan (Weeks 7-16)
If you are currently doing Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan and you are on Week 7 or after, here is the Antibiotics Protocol for you. Increase your dosages of the three supplements as follows for three weeks (21 days), and then resume your normal dosages.
Candida Force – 5 capsules 3x/day away from food and Flora Prime
Detox Essentials – 4 capsules 2x/day at any time
Flora Prime – 5 capsules 2x/day 20-30 minutes before meals
Continue sweating 6x/week, drinking plenty of water, and follow the Yes/No Foods list (eat according to the first 8 weeks of Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan) for three weeks. Then resume your normal dosages, and if you wish to add back foods according to the schedule, you may.
After Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan Antibiotic Protocol
If you have already completed Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan, here is the Antibiotic Protocol for you.
For every 5 days you take antibiotics, you should follow this "After The Plan" Antibiotic Protocol below for 20 days, starting on the first day you take an antibiotic. For example:
1-5 days of antibiotics – Follow the protocol for 20 days
starting on the first day you take an antibiotic
6-10 days of antibiotics – Follow the protocol for 40 days starting on the first day you take an antibiotic
1. Take the following Supplements:
Candida Force – 5 capsules 2x/day
Detox Essentials – 4 capsules 2x/day
Flora Prime – 5 capsules 2x/day
2. Drink plenty of water (1 quart per 50 lbs. of body weight)
3. Sweat 4-5 times a week in a hot bath or sauna
4. Follow the Yes/No Foods list (eat according to the first 8 weeks of Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan)
The Antibiotic Protocol Set for After Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan contains all the supplements you will need for 20 days - 1 bottle of Candida Force, 2 bottles of Detox Essentials and 2 bottles of Flora Prime. If you need to follow the protocol for more than 20 days, simply order additional sets or bottles as needed.
Click here to purchase the Antibiotic Protocol Set for After Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan.*
*If you have not yet started Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan, or if you are currently on the plan, please contact our knowledgeable staff for assistance with ordering the supplements that are right for you. You may reach us at 1-888-236-7780.
Congratulations on completing Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan! Like thousands of others before you who have received the many benefits available from the plan, you may wish to learn more about maintaining your results.
Listen to your body. You may need to delay adding sugars or dairy products if you are still sensitive to these foods. Some individuals decide to continue with the basic diet and eat the other foods, such as dairy or fruit juices or many grains, sparingly if at all. The fact is most people feel very good while they're on Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan.
Instructions for the Maintenance Program
This is an ongoing program to be followed right after completing the 16-Week McCombs Plan:
Additional Info Candida Force Detox Essentials Flora Prime Usage description 5 capsules,
1x a day
1x a day
1x a day
Best if taken At least 20 minutes away from food
& Flora Prime
Anytime 20-30 minutes before meals Usage time period Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Dosage Information One bottle will last you two months One bottle will last you two months One bottle will last you twenty days
- Water: Drink plenty of water.
- Sweating: We recommend 2-3 times a week as a way to assist the body.
- Food: Eat foods that are best for you.
Tune-Up Program (8-Week Program):
After you've finished the Plan and want to do a tune-up later on.
Additional Info Candida Force Detox Essentials Flora Prime Usage description 5 capsules, 3x a day 4 capsules, 2x a day 5 capsules, 2x a day Best if taken At least 20 minutes away from food & Flora Prime Anytime 20-30 minutes before meals Usage time period Weeks 1-6 Weeks 1-8 Weeks 5-8 # of bottles needed for entire program 3 bottles 4 bottles 3 bottles
- Water: Drink one quart of water (32 oz.) for every fifty pounds of body weight.
- Sweating: It is recommended that you sweat in a sauna or a hot bath 6 days a week; however, you can also sweat in a steam room or a Jacuzzi.
- Food: Eat from our Yes foods and avoid our No foods during the program. After completing the Tune-Up Program reintroduce the foods that you know are best for you in no particular order.
Many people have continued to maintain their good results by following the above protocols.
Next Step Cleanses
A Note From Dr. McCombs
In over 20 years of experience treating patients using my Candida Plan (formerly called the Lifeforce plan), many people have asked me if there are other cleanses they can do following my program.
In my private practice, I often come across patients who could benefit from cleansing the colon, clearing out parasites, and detoxifying the body from heavy metals. The following cleanses can be done after completing my Candida Plan to address these common health issues. I strongly recommend that my patients complete my Candida Plan first, which is a powerful tool for candida detoxification, re-establishing the normal flora of the tissues, and re-awakening the body's innate ability to regulate, balance, and protect itself. Without doing the Candida Plan first, these Next Step Cleanses will not have the maximum benefit possible because the body is fighting an uphill battle against multiple toxins.
When you have completed the Candida Plan, please consider these Next Step Cleanses as a way to continue your process of healthy transformation and to support yourself with greater vitality.
If you have any questions about following these Next Step Cleanses, please feel free to contact my office, where our knowledgeable staff are available to answer your questions or assist you in ordering recommended supplements.
You can do a colon cleanse during or after Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan.
The colon (large intestine) is a muscular tube approximately 5 feet in length. It is responsible for eliminating waste, reclaiming water, maintaining the water balance, and synthesizing and absorbing vitamins and nutrients. The colon is one of the main detoxification organs of the body, and a healthy colon is an important part of general wellness.
Normal bowel movements are 3-4 times a day. Less frequent bowel movements cause re-absorption of toxins, and over time can contribute to many conditions in the body.
How To Do A Colon Cleanse
I recommend ConcenTrace Trace Minerals by Trace Mineral Research as a way of assisting with normal bowel movements. It comes in liquid and tablet forms.
How to take Trace Minerals
In the liquid form, you'll need to take 40-80 drops, 2-3 times a day. ADJUST up or down depending on results. With tablets, the directions on the bottle state to take 2-6 tablets a day. You may have to take more than what is recommended on the label and adjust up or down depending on results. Your body will supply the feedback on what works and what doesn't. If the amount that you're taking isn't producing more bowel movements, then try increasing the dosage.
Another choice can be to use the Colon Program by Pure Body Institute.
How to take the Colon Program
As a dietary supplement, take one to three tablets in the morning and evening one half hour before meals with at least 6 ounces (a full glass) of water.
We recommend doing a Parasite Cleanse right after completing Dr. McCombs' Candida Plan.
Parasites are small organisms that depend on their hosts for food, shelter, and ongoing growth. Parasite infestation is very common and can rob us of nutrients, while at the same time increasing the levels of toxicity within our bodies. Parasites can cause organ and tissue damage, and humans may be host to over 100 different species of parasites. The majority of parasites are microscopic and exist undetected inside the cells of our body. Dr. McCombs recommends cleansing the body of parasites at least twice each year.
How To Do A Parasite Cleanse:
Weeks 1 - 4:
Mix 15 drops of Agrisept-L and 2 scoops Morinda Supreme in water or juice, two times per day, for four weeks. There are no special dietary requirements to do the Parasites Cleanse.
Note: Morinda Supreme and Agrisept-L may be mixed together or taken separately.
Heavy Metal Detoxification
We recommend doing a Heavy Metal Detox after completing the Parasite Cleanse. You can do the Basic Heavy Metal Detox or the Advanced Heavy Metal Detox. While Dr. McCombs recommends the Advanced program, even the Basic program can produce good results.
Heavy metals are everywhere in our environment and exposure happens quite easily and frequently on a daily basis. Exposure commonly happens via food, air, and skin contact. Heavy metals can cause many problems in the body. Toxicity from heavy metals can happen very quickly, or over time as the metals build up in tissues of the body. Long term toxicity can result is symptoms that mimic Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological degenerative processes. If unrecognized and left untreated, toxicity can result in a reduced quality of life and significant illness. Symptoms of chronic exposure can come and go, and often go untreated as they mask themselves as common symptoms of other conditions.
Dr. McCombs' Heavy Metals Cleanse: (An Advanced Protocol)
NDF Heavy Metal Drops
Adults: Start with 1 to 3 drops once a day in 10 ounces of filtered water on an empty stomach. Increase dose by 3 drops every week. Gradually increase dose up to 52 drops (2 droppers full) twice a day. Individuals with amalgam fillings should brush the entire oral cavity with 4-10 drops of NDF™, spit and rinse before taking the dose of NDF™.
Sensitive individuals may want to start with one drop and gradually ramp up the dose. Supervision by a physician is recommended. If pregnant or nursing consult your health care practitioner.
Ingredients: Certified organic, raw, whole, pure, and micronized: chlorella, cilantro, PolyFlor™ probiotics, and 18% grain neutral spirits as a preservative
Dr. McCombs' Heavy Metals Cleanse contains nine 1-ounce bottles of NDF, enough to last you 18 weeks following the protocol as outlined above.
Elimination of heavy metals takes some time, and optimally supporting the body during the process can provide the greatest benefit. You will begin introducing Liver Life as an additional support for your body starting on Week 5.
As levels of toxins build up in our body causing a disruption in body chemistry and cellular communication, our organs of elimination become overworked and inefficient at excreting these toxins. Of primary concern is the status of Phase I & II Liver detoxification pathways and the ability to eliminate acids via the urine. When these pathways are functioning properly, we are more efficient at filtering out heavy metals, chemicals, and metabolic waste. Liver Life is a liquid dietary supplement, the ingredients of which provide a concentrate source of Beta 1,3 glucans, powerful immune system modulators known to assist with regulating Th1 and Th2 immune states.
Liver Life helps to drain acidic waste, restore healthy pH, normalize liver enzymes, decongest the liver and kidneys, balance Phase I & II detoxification pathways and rejuvenate the liver. Draining acids contributes to the restoration of the alkaline reserve and facilitates detoxification.
Liver Life Intake Instructions:
Adults: Starting with Week 5, take 26 drops 2x/day until the completion of the Heavy Metals Cleanse (18 weeks and 3 days). Liver Life is best when taken between or before meals either sublingually or in 2 ounces of filtered water. Sensitive individuals may want to start with 1 drop and increase as tolerated. Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing unless supervised by a physician.
Ingredients: Certified organic or wildcrafted agaricus blazei mushroom, turkey tail mushroom, milk thistle seeds, olive leaf, red root, reishi mushroom, maitake mushroom, deionized water and grain alcohol (20% by volume) as part of extraction
Dr. McCombs' Heavy Metals Cleanse contains two 4-ounce bottles of Liver Life to support your liver during the detoxification process.
For more information about the Heavy Metals Cleanse, or to set up a consultation with Dr. McCombs, please call us at (888) 236-7780.