Everyone is free to do what they want, but I'll be passing. Cream of tartar (tartaric acid) is yeast poop. It is formed as a waste by-product of yeast in the fermentation process of grapes in making wine. Dr. Wong's theory appears to be that yeast cannot survive if bathed in its own poop. For this reason, Dr. Wong not only believes in ingesting yeast poop to treat candida, but also that drinking alcohol is good since it has high concentrations of tartaric acid. This is contrary to everything I've ever read. Here is a question and answer from Dr. Wong's website:
I'm taking the cream of tartar because of candida problem for 4 days alrady. I still have watery diarrhoea. How long does it take to stop? I found on the internet that cram of tartar is dengerous for the liver. Is that truth.? the pH of my salive went down from 6.75 to 6.5 Is that normal?Should I stick to the program regardless of my diarrhoea?
The amount of cream of tartar taken during anti candida therapy is no more than is had with fish, if it were truly dangerous it would not be a food. The loudest critics of Dr. Revis's therapy are the folks who's supplements and long drawn out ineffective programs are endangered by the use of a simple principle that no lining thing can exist when bathed in its own waste. Cream of tartar is a waste product of grapes[,] making wine as alcohol is a like waste product of the same process. Both kill the yeast when adequate levels are had. Alcohol can likewise be toxic to the liver but at what dosages and taken for how long?
The runs had indicate a very fast yeast die off. Cut back on your intake of cream of tartar to just shy of having the runs. This only needs to be taken for a month along with the pro and prebiotics I spoke of.”
Since high levels of tartaric acid are present with both fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, two conditions that are thought to be related to yeast overgrowth, some researchers are experimenting with using antifungals to treat these diseases since they lower the amount of tartaric acid in the body. Here are some articles on the role of tartaric acid and that reasearch:
To me, cream of tartar as a candida protocol not only sounds risky, it sounds outright detrimental for this condition. This is even without considering whether ingesting cream of tartar would increase die-off symptoms since it may cause even more stress to the liver, which is already struggling from having to process the yeast waste created from antifungal treatments.
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