I am sympathetic to your for having to spend so much in trying to get rid of Candida. I am also glad that CS was able to help you but I am wary of putting metals into my body no matter how minute.
Candida seemed to be such a endemic problem with so many people and so hard to get rid off. My little knowledge tells me that all of us have and need yeast in our system for it to function properly. It is only when, after Antibiotics or other substances that had killed off the friendly flora, that Candida become excessive and problematic.
If you have read my other posts, I promote and sell probiotic. It is unfortunate too about your experience with probiotic. It did not work for you because you probably used probiotic that are firstly "freeze-dried" and also just one strain or insufficient strains. Furthermore, it may not contain sufficient colonizing strains and unprotected from the strong stomach acids when ingested. Consequently, the small # that were revived would be killed off by the stomach acids. Therefore, it did not work for you??
Besides, if like most individuals, you just used acidophillus, it would not be effective. Acidophillus is most effective only in the stomach. You need other strains like lactobacilli and bifidumbacterium for the small and large intestines. Otherwise, cleaning the stomach alone will not clear the system and re-infection readily occurs particularly when the live bacteria was so minimal.
We had just finished a small trial with the National Candida Society of UK under the direction of Dr Christine Tomlinson. Dr Tomlinson herself got over her Candida problem and now runs this society on a voluntary basis to help others. You can check out her website at www.candida-society.org.uk, a most commendable support for her community.
Most of the members who participated in the trial had a reaction to the probiotic within hours or 1-2 days after taking. Most who continued felt much better. I would not claim that it had got rid of all the Candida but it is never instant or quick. It has to be done over a period of time for it to be truely effective. Can you guarantee me that you will not be re-infected with Candida ever again??
Furthermore, probiotic is very natural to our bodies. Lactobacilli and Bifidumbacterium is in mother's milk. What more can could be more natural especially since it stimulates and boost the babies immune system?? Man has been using it for thousands of years - how long has man used Colloidal Silver ??
One last note, Nestle the large Swiss nutrition company is doing a lot of research on probiotics. Probiotic also boosts your immune system... Even the United Nations - Health division is now working to define probiotic - whether it is a food or a supplement!
I will say no more and let you think about this yourself..... I do hope that your cure from Candida is permanent...