Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health

Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)

Remedy: Diet - candida recovery

Diet - candida recovery. Candida recovery diet, foods to avoid, foods to get more of, effects of yeast die-off

Comment posted by Tagscreen of San Diego , California , USA on 26 August 2021 at 6:0       5310

I've struggled with Demodex mites for nearly two years. My doctor's diagnosis was scabies. Permethrin cream didn't work at all in fact I think they enjoyed eating it! I too started researching because of my diabetes - others had said I must have diabetic neuropathy that can mimic the creepy crawly feeling. The entire time bathing or showering just made it worse. I found a bed bug one day and it put me on the hunt for bugs that infested humans. The Demodex mites symptoms are spot on. I recently found out I've had Candida Glabrata which is the worst yeast infection. Recent studies have found that mental illness has now been associated with yeast overgrowth. I definitely agree with getting the yeast under control before anything else. To add insult to injury I'm allergic to all gluten foods, therefore, my diet is consistent with anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory foods. Zinc-rich foods should be limited because they makes hormones elevate and that's what causes our sebaceous glands to over-produce sebum that these mites crave. My best food friend is chicory root or the inulin by itself. Whether it's made from the root or blue agave is your preference. I'm waiting for payday to buy boric acid suppositories as my pharmacist recommended. I hope this helps someone because I'm determined to rid myself of this awful mite infestation! Thanks for sharing your stories as well! Good luck.

Reply from David Niven Miller:
1. Zinc-rich foods help your immune system to control both mites and fungal infection.
2. Instead of buying boric acid capsules, read the Grow Youthful web page on Borax , which is a fraction of the cost.

Comment posted by Evelyn of Cheney, Washington, USA on 5 June 2018 at 3:53       5022

I have suffered from Demodex mites for several years now. In the beginning I was frantic as bug infestations are hard to stomach. I laundered bedding and towels every day until I realized they live ON me. The mites weren’t terrorizing my partner so that meant it was my weakness resulting in this demodicosis. Unless you can treat them from the inside you will always struggle with external applications. I determined my underlying cause is candidiasis and liver issues which were being aggravated by prescription meds. I started a cleanse with clove, wormwood, and black walnut as the main ingredients in a tincture. I also added some to my shampoo lotion. Cloves are supposed to kill mite eggs. Within a few days my rosacea started to clear up and I haven’t been tormented with their crawling, tickling, itching every night. It is mild less noticeable when I do feel it. It is important to continue treating long enough - I have been reading to continue treatment for 2-3 months and to rotate products. Normally, anything I’ve tried stops working within 6 weeks to 2 months such as the stuff the doctor prescribed for rosacea. I have not had any doctor’s prescription work by so quickly clearing up my skin and the mite activity that has impacted my whole life so negatively. All this made me more stressed during a stressful period I was already suffering. These are old remedies that were used for a reason. I urge you to research them for yourself but thought I would add my words of encouragement.

Comment posted by Mik of Melbourne , VIC , Australia on 5 October 2017 at 21:29       4781

I’ve had a mite infection since 2012. I developed it before my 44 days of court and was taking drugs with the stress. Idiot, I know. But oh well it’s done now... I suffered, lost my hair line, eye lashes and my freakin mind! Mites were in my nose, under my arms, all over my shoulders my cheeks and eyebrows.
Yeast fungi is related to demodex and so is your immune system and for people like me major stress events caused the initial outbreak. Once you are susceptible to them once, you’ll always be so it’s a matter of maintaining a healthy low sugar anti-candida diet with a few supps and a good shampoo with tea tree oil, coconut oil and clove oil. I used 100 different remedies Ivermectin, TTO, ethanol, sulphurs, multi vitamins, cleaner diet and no matter what I just could not get them fully under control. I tried an anti histamine called aureus, it cured me completely for 6 weeks then all the sudden my body got used to it and they came back worse than ever. I spent all this money on products when all I needed was TTO, clove oil and coconut oil in my shampoo and a herb called Pau d-arco. It’s a bark from the Amazon that controls yeast and fungus on the skin! It regulated my problem on my skin and has completely cured me. I have a problem worth 5 now compared to 100 previously. Mik

Comment posted by Julia of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA on 13 August 2017 at 11:15       4710

I have not heard anyone add this, but sweating has been a tremendous help to me. I do a 30 min cardio on my stair climber - took me 6 months to get to 30 min but even after 10 min I am drenched in sweat, then immediate shower with body and hair organic chemical free shampoo that I bought and mixed in some tea tree oil and sulphur with a little neem. The sweat has forced these critters out and now I want them down the drain. I also use an exfoliating cloth in the shower because many mites seem to have suction cups or hairs on their bodies to help them adhere.

Yes I read "Diet - candida recovery" remedy for mites on this website, and I believe yeast does play a roll and increase their numbers, maybe makes the skin breeding grounds, their diet or slows the skin cell turn over making conditions optimal for their survival and population, so I rarely eat yeasty foods and keep my sugar consumption down. I drink a lot of water.

Mite infestation feels like its driving you mad. I realize the best I will do in my life is control it, never eradicate it. It's so funny before this I never thought about skin mites and now a day does not go by that I can be that care free and not think of what I to do to continue in my battle of control for survival over the mite!

Comment posted by Vicki of Cork, Co Cork, Ireland on 18 March 2017 at 1:9       4523

Interestingly I have been wheat-free for thirty years but now have a bad infestation of demodex. I have also just had six weeks in Sri Lanka sunning myself on the beach, swimming in the ocean and relaxing generally but still have a bad infestation. So I think there must be different triggers for different people.

Comment posted by Lou of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia on 3 February 2017 at 16:26       4457

Hi everyone. After 2 years suffering from various skin conditions, hair loss and general poor health, I finally have a possible answer to what causes over-population of demodex mites. I recently diagnosed myself after doctors and dermatologists failed to find out the cause of all my health issues. I have a yeast overgrowth that has spread throughout my body, including skin and scalp. Here's the punchline: demodex mites multiply when there is abundant food - namely yeast on skin. Yeast also spreads spores all over your body. So they have a smorgasboard of food to eat and multiply. My tip to you all is have the specific candida blood test which measures yeast in your body. You will never eradicate the mites if you have a yeast issue. I have been on a candida diet and using various anti-fungals such as apple cider vinegar, pure aloe vera juice, unrefined coconut oil, lots of d vitamins plus high-strength probiotics for 4 months now. My mites problem is now under control and once the yeast on my scalp is gone I feel I will be fully cured.

Comment posted by sptulsa of Tulsa, OK, USA on 28 May 2015 at 1:7       3487

I "had" demodex problems previous to this year. I have read the posts on tea tree oil for the last 14 months and have tried everything mentioned in the TTO forum. I am a 45 yr old male and I noticed that my demodex problems disappeared when I went on vacation. Once to Big Bend National Park and the other to India. I figured that in my case it was probably stress related and low immune related to stress. I started a weight and cardio excersize routine at least 3 days a week. I decreased my sugar and white flour (bread & pasta) intake which also decreases sebum on the skin from what I have been told. I started this routine 6 months ago and now it is the end of May 2015 and only 1-2 bumps on my scalp and none on cheeks and forehead. Last year at this time I was infested. Hope this helps. Thanks for all your posts.

Comment posted by Anne of Sioux Falls, SD, USA on 3 January 2015 at 7:59       3118

I've tried tea tree oil, selenium, zinc, D-3 and B6 and this condition gets better and then worse again. I decided to try to change my diet and after advice from someone who understands nutrition I pureed an organic tomato and one rib of celery. That evening I realized I had not used eye drops all day. I continued to do this each day and added juiced red cabbage and zucchini. I drink 1/2 cup per day of the cabbage mix. My eyes now water naturally, they do not burn, and they look much healthier. Over Christmas I went off my regiment and began to have symptoms again. My immune system is compromised from other health problems and my body does not digest the nutrients it needs, so the pureed and juiced vegetables provide nutrients I was not getting. Cleaning the eyes is still part of my daily plan. I am so grateful to sleep better and to feel better.

Comment posted by Camille of Indio, CA, USA on 19 March 2013 at 9:23       1049

I have not posted since the end of January (under Tea Tree Oil). I may have discovered a cure for demodex of the face, hair and eye lashes quite by accident. I had pretty much gotten control of my demodex issues with my hair/scalp and face but I was having to use the 50/50 tea tree oil with macadamia nut oil every week or my dry eyes and itching would return. My husband and I decided to go off of wheat starting February. We had read that wheat has been genetically altered and causes "wheat belly" and other health problems. We learned how bad wheat can be for some people. It was easy to go off of wheat. We substituted rice pasta, rice crust pizza, brown rice, almond, oat and coconut flours for my baking flours. After 2 weeks of being wheat free my demodex problem was completely gone. I have not used one tea tree product since mid February when my eye symptoms were completely gone. It is now the end of March and I still am mite free with no symptoms whatsoever. I lost 7 pounds by going off the wheat too. I feel fantastic. The wheat might have been a host for the mites to "feed" and take over! Now I do not have any problems at all! I hope this will help all of you who suffer from those dreaded demodex. To recap, I went off wheat products and now I have no mites in my hair, face, eyes, and I no longer have dry eyes. My eyelashes are full and long. My blurry vision is gone and I see clearly again. My eyebrows are full. My skin is normal. My hair is getting fuller and fuller with lots of new hairs growing in - especially around my hairline. My stomach is flat like when I was 20. What a HUGE difference living wheat-free has been for my husband and me. GOOD LUCK to you all! I hope you have the same results I have.