Category Archives: Candida /Fungus

Psoriasis and Foot fungus – connected?


I have been having a challenge with psoriasis – used a cortisone type cream for 3 months and it has not made a difference. Doctor also says I have foot fungus. Is there something I can pop or apply? Any suggestions appreciated.




Thanks for the question. Unfortunately neither of these conditions, psoriasis or foot fungus are as simple as popping a pill or applying a lotion, whether pharmaceutical OR natural.

Cortisone and other steroidal creams may calm the situation temporarily, but do nothing to heal it. In addition, over time they thin the skin and make it more susceptible to infection and inflammation. Best used only as last resort when one does not have time to heal…i.e. if you were 85-90 years old OR in an emergency situation, to stave off itching until you can get a natural program for healing.

I am going to refer you to a couple of past articles that cover some of the background on this subject. I used the “Search” box in top right corner of my Research Blog to find these. 

Dietary suggestions, such as those in my Paw Paw Program are essential.  I know that in your case, there are bowel/intestinal issues and  I think your diet is already quite good due to celiac condition. However, the appearance of these things indicate that the bowel is inflamed and needs healing – this will only happen from the inside out over a period of time. If you get on a good program, you should definitely see results within 3 months, and quite likely before then.

Read the following articles, then get back to me if you want to start on a program. If this were me, I would follow, in this order:

Step One:

Step Two: 

  • Intestinal Healing with UC3-J – 6-9 per day
  • Vitamin D3, 10,000 units- can decrease by 1000 mg. per week, ONCE YOU START SEEING IMPROVEMENT….
  • continue with chlorophyll, Probiotic & external treatments as in Step 1

Step Three: 

  • After minimum 2 months, evaluate – a Candida Clear cleanse may be necessary at this time.

Of course, it is a given, that you need to:

  • stop all sugar (good explanation about this in my book),
  • drink at least half you weight in ounces of good water,
  • decrease stressors,
  • get exercise and fresh air.
  • eliminate any household and personal toxins

This may seem intimidating, but for healing this, it is a commitment to your health.

Background to understand issues:

Q & A: and Success with Psoriasis

Candida Albicans / Yeast Infections

Natural Antibiotic: Silver Shield

Fungus Among Us – Athlete’s Foot and Nail Fungus

If after reading this and reviewing the program, contact us to get you started.


Q & A: Paw Paw for other conditions


Hi Lorene,

Is Paw Paw effective for people without cancer?

Thanks, Shelley


Yes, as explained in my book, The Paw Paw Program – a Natural Approach to Cancer  and on many of my website articles, Paw Paw, Asimina triloba, is anti-parasitic, anti- fungal and anti-viral. Because of these actions, it is included in cleanses such as  Para Cleanse (US).  The Canadian Para Pak does not contain Paw Paw, although it can be added. Both 10 day cleanses are effective and recommended for everyone for optimal health as part of seasonal cleansing program.

It can also be applied topically and taken internally for warts, moles, fungal rashes, and other skin growths. For this use it can be mixed with Silver Gel, Black Ointment (US) or similar healing salve.

As it prevents reproduction of  organisms that  are precursors to abnormal cell growth, such as cancer; it can also be used as a preventative on a periodic basis with guidance of a knowledgeable practitioner.

It is not an essential core nutrient to be taken daily by everyone, such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes and superfoods.

Hope this answers your question. If not contact us directly, which is also your best option should you choose to order any of the mentioned herbal therapeutics in this article. We can provide the best price as well as support.

Candida, Cancer and Optimum Health Diet

 This diet is an optimum diet for Candida, Cancer, Weight Maintenance and overall  health.

Lorene Benoit’s book:  The Paw Paw Program – The “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally gives detailed  explanation of why this diet is so effective for your health!

Focus on feasting your body with nutritious choices!


All leafy greens:  Beet, Kale, Chards, Collard, Spinach, Mustard, Endive, Turnip, Poke, all Lettuces except Iceberg, Water Cress, Sprouts: Alfalfa, Clover, Pea, Broccoli, Radish, etc., Parsley, Chives, Oregano, Chickweed,  and all other herbs



Artichokes, Leeks, Asparagus, Lima Beans,  Green Peas, Broccoli, Green Pepper, Cabbage, String Beans, Celery, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage



Beets, Tomato, Carrots, Red Cabbage, Eggplant, Red & Orange Peppers, Pumpkin, Yams, Sweet Potatoes, Chili Pepper, Red Lettuce



Avocado, Turnip, Cucumber, Mung Bean Sprouts, Radish, Cauliflower, Squash, Yellow Wax Beans, Kohlrabi, Jicama



Carrots, Rutabaga, Kohlrabi, Fresh Garlic, Onion Beets, Radish, Yams, Sweet Potatoes, Jerusalem Artichoke



Eggs, Seafood, Meat, Poultry, Nuts and Seeds*

*Nuts and seeds are better digested, therefor  more nutritious if soaked overnight or almost to sprouting stage before eating.
7. OILS:

Cold Pressed Virgin Olive , Flax, Super Oil, Hemp, Coconut, Chia



Butter, Cream, Whipped Cream

Many people who cannot handle dairy due to lactose intolerance can digest the fat of milk, so can have whipped cream, heavy cream or full fat yogurt; organic is preferable to avoid the hormones and antibiotics in regular dairy.



Chlorophyll and Water, Super Shakes or Smoothies, (can be used as one meal replacement per day), Vegetable Broth



Fresh lemon or lime or pure, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with cold pressed olive oil or other healthy oil is essential for EFAs.

– add garlic, onions, herbs & spices to create your own healthful homemade dressing/sauce

In Lorene Benoit’s book:  The Paw Paw Program – The “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally, there is an excellent dressing, “Alain’s Green Goddess Dressing”, which can be used for salads,  vegetables, grains or meats.

In this book, the sugar, yeast, candida, fungus and cancer connection are all well explained. Extensive dietary recommendations are given to help people understand how to eat better. Recipes are included.

Eliminating sugar, in fact, is critical to optimum health and prevention of all chronic conditions, diseases and early detection!



Persons who adhere to strict vegetarian diets may rotate these and take small portions from the following, to supplement lots of vegetables.

Adzuki, Soy Beans, Black-eyed Peas, Black Beans, Navy, Split Peas, Kidney, Pinto, Red Beans, Lentils, Garbanzo/Chick Pea, Buckwheat, Millet, Amaranth, Quinoa, Spelt, Brown Rice, Rye,  Yellow Cornmeal, Oat Groats, Triticale



All sugars, (honey, molasses, maple syrup, etc.) pickled food, fermented foods, alcohol, dairy products, processed foods, yeast, wheat flour products, rancid seeds, nuts or oils, coffee, and black tea.



Once you are comfortable with this healthier way of eating, you can begin to “upgrade” your diet gradually with the following considerations:

  • Variety  – a wide range of colors provides vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients – follow the Rainbow!
  • Choose the best quality you can afford – organic and local whenever feasible; ALWAYS avoid GMO
  • Choose Blood Type foods that are Beneficial or Neutral
  • Avoid foods to which you test sensitive or allergic
  • Adjust to seasons: in  summer  fresh fruit and vegetables are abundant; this lighter diet feels much better with the hot weather.  In the winter the diet can be heavier with more proteins and oils
  • Food combining helps efficient digestion. The basics are:

– eat protein  with non starchy vegetables OR

– legumes or grains with non starchy vegetables

– limit fruit to local, seasonal and fresh; eat alone or between meals

– the less different foods combined in one meal, the better.

A good general diet over a period of a day would contain six – ten low glycemic or low carbohydrate vegetables, one protein, and one grain, with two different fruits  between meals if desired.

Unprocessed salt provides trace minerals, and has none of deleterious effects of processed salt.

To understand Candida better, please read: Candida Albicans/Yeast Infections. For Candida, cancer, any serious health condition, and optimum health, this diet is critical, as well as supplementation. Even with the best possible diet, daily needs can rarely be met with food alone.

Contact Lorene Benoit Health Services to order professional quality herbs at a discount to your home.

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Canker Sores and ulcers in mouth and throat

Canker sores, (Aphthous stomatitis) are very common and can appear on the tongue, inside of cheeks, lips, or gums. They usually begin as a little crater surrounded by slightly raised concentric rings of yellow then red. Canker sores range in size from miniscule to over two centimetres. Their healing period can take from two days to two weeks. Typical symptoms are pain, burning when eating certain foods and bad breath.

Ulcers can also develop in the esophagus, resulting in irritation or pain upon swallowing certain foods, acid and bad breath.

The cause of canker sores may be different for each individual, but generally there will be a challenge with  weakened immune function as well as nutritional deficiencies of iron, B12, lysine, or folic acid. Poor oral hygiene, food allergies and sensitives (especially to chocolate, gluten, oranges, lemons, tomatoes, pineapple – all fruits which are  acidic in the mouth, even though they are alkalinizing for the pH),  systemic Candida, stress and fatigue may be underlying causes. It is important to determine what is causing cankers for you.

What can be done to prevent and heal canker sores?

Topically: apply directly to cankers, or other sores

Tea Tree Oil – apply 1 drop directly on sore 2-3 times per day

Silver Gel – apply a dab directly on sore 2-3 times per day


Drink at least 3 tsp. of Chlorophyll to help alkalinize the system. Chlorophyll can also be gargled straight, then   swallowed.

Liquid Silver Guard can also be swished and held in mouth, if possible, for 6 minutes, then swallowed.            (Do not be put off by the label of mouthwash; this is necessary for approval by a government branch which protects pharmaceuticals in the guise of protecting the public’s health.)

It is useful to support the entire immune system when working with canker sores. Sometimes it is necessary to implement the Candida diet also. Because of this, we have noted good results when we include Bifidophilus Flora Force with the program.

HRP-C Liquid or HRP-C Capsules are beneficial for many people, especially if there is viral or bacterial involvement. This combination of herbs stimulates the immune response to fight micro-organisms . It is available in liquid or capsule form.

Drinking Aloe Vera Juice is one of the best for sores or ulcers that are not reachable, i.e. further back in mouth or in esophagus.

Overall optimization of health can be achieved by following  the Four Pillars of Health as explained in Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally.

Follow a program for at least one month. If improvement is not noticed within this time, contact Benoit & Associates Health for specifics to help you.

Q&A : Thrush from anti-biotics


Hi Lorene, me again!  I’m not 100% positive until I see a doctor, but I do believe I have developed oral thrush in my mouth.  I understand that one of the causes of oral thrush is from the use of antibiotics.  I mentioned to you before that I was having sinus infection issues and am currently on round 2 of antibiotics – the first prescription didn’t completely get rid of the infection.  I believe that acidophilus and probiotic yogurt is helpful in getting rid of this nasty thing.  Do you have any advice for me?  I will avoid going to the doctor unless absolutely necessary.  As always I appreciate your help.
Thanks Lorene.
AP, B.C.


Yes, oral thrush is usually caused by antibiotics, and if this is your 2nd round, this is even more likely. It also sounds as if the anti-biotics are not working on the sinus infection, so I would suggest you getting on SN-X, a herbal formula excellent for  healing your sinus infection. Once cleared, which may take 2- 3 times/day, I would continue to cleanse and support  your sinus by taking another 2- 3 bottles, so it does NOT re-occur. Please refer to Sinus information on our website, for some other tips on sinus health, including salt water nasal flush.

Now for your thrush. Yes probiotics (pro-life) are essential to rebuild the friendly bacteria killed by the anti-biotics (against life). You would need to eat about a gallon of good yogurt to get the same amount as from one capsule of Bifidophilus Flora Force or Probiotic 11, which contains 11 different probiotic strains, so I would suggest either of these. We may have some in stock, if you need it, please phone the office, 250-748-6802.

I would take one whole bottle – 2-3 per day, on empty stomach, to also help re-establish healthy colonic bacteria, which is a major part of your overall immune system. You also want to discourage Candida overgrowth elsewhere in your body. Please read that article.

A few other things you can do in addition to get probiotics are listed here, as you may have some of these in your Herbal First Aid Kit:

Gargle 3-6 times per day, using any of the following, or alternate at different times of the day to suit your schedule:
  • Tea Tree Oil, or diluted pure Oregano Oil – if therapeutic strength, as NSP’s are, just 2 – 3 drops in 1/4 cup water is enough
  • warm salt water – about 1/2 tsp./2.5 ml. in 1/4 cup water
Hold and swish, then swallow to also help kill internal yeast; either:
  • Coconut butter or oil  5-15 minutes, then spit out – do not swallow – contains caprylic acid an anti-fungal

As with all conditions, for optimum health, I recommend you follow the 4 Pillars of Health as discussed in my book, The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer.

Q&A: Vaginal Infections


 I have a question about the silver sol usage for vaginal yeast infection problems and would like to know how to use silver sol  and how much it will cost on a monthly base. We much appreciate your time. KG


Yes, Silver Gel has been used successfully for vaginal infections, as research has shown that Silver Gel can kill candida albicans, as well as hundreds of other bacteria  including streptococcus, staphylococcus, salmonella, plus viruses such as Influenza A and Hepatitis B.

Two ways to treat the vaginal infection are: insert the Liquid Silver Guard, about 2 ounces and hold for 12 minutes. Or apply to Silver Gel to a natural fiber tampon and insert into the vagina. The Gel may also be applied with a vaginal syringe, or if you do not have this a squeeze bottle or anything clean with no sharp surfaces. Using a finger may also have some results, although it is best if approximately 1/2 tsp. can be inserted once or twice per day.

To answer your question on cost, this would depend on what country you are in, whether you are a member, and how many Silver Gel tubes you purchase at once. I would estimate that 1 tube would last one month, using 1 tsp. per day. It would definitely be less expensive than any prescription drug, which in our opinion does not work as effectively and frequently causes side effects.

If a person is sexually active, the partner should be treating for Candida as well, or re-infection may occur. In addition follow lifestyle and dietary suggestions,such as those recommended  in Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally.

Refer to a previous article on Candida to understand more about underlying conditions, causes, symptoms and diet.

If you want to order Silver Gel or Silver Guard, at discount prices direct to your home, please contact our office at 250-748-6802 or email: If you prefer to order online at, select country of your choice and use sponsor #309344 to open your own account and receive a discount. There is no charge for membership with an order and no obligations.



Cancer and Sugar Connection

One common factor that links obesity, candida,  diabetes and cancer is insulin resistance. Science is beginning to realize that  insulin resistance is involved in all inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis (inflammation of joints), Alzheimers (inflammation of brain cells), atherosclerosis (inflammation and hardening of the arteries).

Overuse of sugar is linked to all inflammation. This article will explain some of the research behind sugar consumption specifically relating to cancer.

According to Lewis Cantley, director of the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School, as much as 80 percent of all cancers are “driven by either mutations or environmental factors that work to enhance or mimic the effect of insulin on the incipient tumor cells,” Gary Taubes reports, adding:

“As it was explained to me by Craig Thompson, who has done much of this research and is now president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the cells of many human cancers come to depend on insulin to provide the fuel (blood sugar) and materials they need to grow and multiply. Insulin and insulin-like growth factor (and related growth factors) also provide the signal, in effect, to do it.

The more insulin, the better they do.

Some cancers develop mutations that serve the purpose of increasing the influence of insulin on the cell; others take advantage of the elevated insulin levels that are common to metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Some do both.

Thompson believes that many pre-cancerous cells would never acquire the mutations that turn them into malignant tumors if they weren’t being driven by insulin to take up more and more blood sugar and metabolize it.”

Some cancer centers, such as the Cancer Centers of America, have fully embraced this knowledge and place their patients on strict low-sugar, low-grain diets. But conventional medicine in general has been woefully lax when it comes to highlighting the health dangers of this additive.

It’s quite clear that if you want to avoid cancer, or are currently undergoing cancer treatment, you absolutely MUST avoid all forms of sugar!

Dr. Lustig’s work and his You Tube lecture alone have OVER one million views., even though it’s 90 minutes long. His research proves sugar is a “toxin”. His stance has nothing to do with calories in various sweeteners,: “It’s a poison by itself,” he says.

“If Lustig is right, then our excessive consumption of sugar is the primary reason that the numbers of obese and diabetic Americans have skyrocketed in the past 30 years,” the NYT says. “But his argument implies more than that. If Lustig is right, it would mean that sugar is also the likely dietary cause of several other chronic ailments widely considered to be diseases of Western lifestyles — heart disease, hypertension and many common cancers among them.”

In Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally, the direct link to sugar and cancer is clearly expressed. One example is on page 83, where she presents a chart showing the sugar connection with cancer. She also makes dietary suggestions that are easy to follow,  and includes a chapter with some simple recipes to help people transition out of sugar and into a healthier, satisfying way of eating.

For optimum health, not just for cancer, but those conditions listed in the opening paragraph, follow healthy lifestyle recommendations as suggested in Benoit’s book. You can order on the above link, by calling the office at 250-748-6802, or by emailing directly to

NSP Silver Guard and Gel for eliminating thrush

C”s mouth was full of thrush, we cleaned as best as we could with a swab and water, and gave her NSP Silver Guard Liquid to swallow, then put the NSP Silver Shield Gel in her mouth. Two hours later she was trying to spit something out, so we got another swab and what came out was the whole lining of skin from her mouth. We kept applying twice a day, in 2 days all the thrush was gone. BL from Vancouver, BC

Lorene Benoit’s comments: Both Silver Guard Liquid and Silver Gel are great for all mouth sores, ulcers, gum inflammation, pyrohhea, absecces and tooth decay (both prevention and treatment).  Although Health Canada has insisted we label the Silver Guard as Mouthwash, everyone realizes it is exactly the same product that we also  take internally. It has been proven to  kill over 600 strains of bacteria, virus and fungus.






Silver Sol for Candida triggering food allergies?

Question/from ZR:

Hi I have heard of the effectiveness of silver sol and my ND recommended it for me for candida. With the candida I have some food allergies and when I use silver sol before I eat it triggers  the allergies. I have heard that when you take it after eating the salt in the food decreases the effect, is this true and could you tell me the best time to take it? Thank you.


As your ND, whom you have paid well,  recommended this, he or she should be the one telling you how to take it and when. However, I will answer this briefly. With the Nature’s Guard Silver Sol that we use, I feel it it more effective taken on an empty stomach, as it will be more quickly absorbed into the blood for benefit. Taken this way is also more effective for destroying any pathogens in the stomach and intestine.

Research has shown that quality silver sol, with the correct resonance can destroy over 600 types of bacteria, viruses, yeasts and fungi.

For those who use silver as a sinus flush, they should definitely perform this at least 1-2 hrs. apart from saline flush. It is the chemical interaction of salt and silver molecules one wants to avoid. This would mean salt as in NaCl added to food, not natural salts found in food.

If you would like to order good quality Silver Sol or Silver Gel direct from the company we use, with a discount,please contact our office. If you prefer to order directly online at select country of your choice. Please use sponsor #309344 to open your own account. There is no charge for membership with an order and no obligations.

For optimum health, follow healthy  lifestyle recommendations suggested in Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally


Fungus Among Us – Athlete’s Foot and Nail Fungus

We have been asked if there are natural solutions to these two problems which afflict many people of all ages, and the answer is yes! Whether it is  athlete’s foot, the painful, burning, blistering,  and cracking under and between toes; or whether it is nail fungus on the hands or feet, there IS help naturally.  Nail fungus may result in yellowing, thickening or separation of nails.

Both of these are  fungal and or yeast infections, which place a strain on your body’s immune system,  and should not be ignored. Treating these conditions naturally is important  because many of the OTC (Over The Counter) and prescription drugs for these conditions can be very toxic to the liver.  For many people the fungus/yeast is systemic, meaning it is in various body systems such as bowel and may also need internal herbal treatment. Some suggestions can be found here, or by contacting the author:  Candida/Yeast

The main challenge is that you MUST be persistent with these treatments, meaning twice daily until the condition is gone. If you have had it for months or years, it can take several months. If it is recent, you will usually see results within 1 – 2 weeks. Here are the external protocols we have found to be very effective.


Nail Fungus

Step #1  Soak affected feet or hands in hot salt water. This is easy to do while reading, watching TV or eating. 10 – 15 minutes  in water as warm as you like with roughly 1 tsp. salt to 4 cups/1 litre hot water. A more pleasant way to do this is  walking in the water at a warm tropical beach, but if this is not an option, the former will work. If your nails are very hardened and thickened, judicious scraping with a nail file under the nail after soaking  will help reduce thickness and make nails more open to the next 2 steps.

Step #2  Apply Tei Fu Oil  to the affected nails. It only takes a couple of drops of this multi-purpose essential oil blend, which will penetrate better after the soaking. Try to get it under the nails.

Morning and evening is best for steps 1 & 2. Then after evening treatment add step #3:

Step #3  Fill finger or toe cott (purchased at any drugstore) with Silver Gel – usually 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. depending on size of finger or toe, and roll it over the affected appendage and leave on overnight. This will allow the nail to soak in the Silver Gel for an extended period of time, so the silver can eliminate the fungus. In the morning remove and start over with step #1 or if you do not have time for soaking, just wash, dry and apply Tei Fu Oil (Step #2).

Although this may seem like a lot of time and trouble, once you get into the routine, you will find it easy to keep up and the results will be well worth it. If you miss step 1, the soaking, you can still do #2 and #3, but all 3 steps work the best. Anything is better than nothing! If you do not see results within one month, please contact our office. As mentioned in into above, some people have systemic yeast/fungus and may need internal herbal treatment.


Athlete’s Foot

Step #1  Soak affected feet or hands in hot salt water. This is easy to do while reading, watching TV or eating. 10 – 15 minutes  in water as warm as you like with roughly 1 tsp. salt to 4 cups/1 litre hot water. A more pleasant way to do this is  walking in the water at a warm tropical beach, but if this is not an option, the former will work.

Step #2  Apply the Silver Gel generously under and between the toes. Wear clean dry cotton socks, or bare feet so your feet can breathe.

Repeat Steps 1 & 2 morning and evening. If no time for step #1, still do Step #2, applying the Silver Gel.

To get your hands and feet on Tei Fu Oil and Silver Gel, either call our office at 250-748-6802, email us at, or go directly to, choose your country and order directly. Use #309344 to get a discount of 10 – 35%, depending on your country.