Substituting Caprylic Oil with Grapefruit Seed Extract

Good Evening,

Is it possible to substitute the Caprylic Oil from phase 1 with Grapefruit Seed Extract or another Whole Approach antifugal from another phase?  I have developed an intolerance to any type of fats or oil and am currently following the phase 1.     


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Hi Missie,

You can try it and see how you feel. Grapefruit Seed Extract has a bit more of the anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial potency than Caprylic. For a second phase, it's usually fine as the first level anti-fungal has taken the yeast levels down. Doing GSE right off at first means you might have a stronger reaction, depending your level of fungus/ bacteria/ parasites and your sensitivity. 

As long as you have no contraindications (like certain medications), and you listen to your body and back off if needed, it may work well for you. Here's a post about dealing with die off that might be helpful.

Take good care,


Thanks Tarilee for your first post.

To answer your second question, no, I haven't tried the GSE yet.      

Thru the elimination diet, I found out of the many foods I have had to eliminate and others that can eat but in a rotation basis.  I began the 1st stage as directed with 1/8 of the caprylic oil everyday for a month.  Now the latest to add to the no list is oils and fats.   The only way of stopping the noisy havoc thru my entire digestive system, once ingesting anything containing any type of oil to salmon, is by adding extra Bentonite to 16 ounces of water and drinking this solution slowly all day, taking extra probiotics if at home, or carrying an OTC Bismuth tablet.  

I do not take enzymes.  Maybe taking an enzyme will help? 

The only sure option is to stay away from any fats and oils.  



Hi Missie,

What's going on when you eat fats and oils or oily foods (is that what you mean by salmon)? Is it indigestion? Are you having food intolerances or do you think your digestion is just generally upset? Have you done the candida quiz?

When you drink more bentonite, are you able to remain regular? It tends to slow elimination

You can likely take probiotics with you, even if they are out of the fridge for a while.

Have you read the digestion tips? Here is a link to more info.

You might want to get medical attention if these strategies don't work for you in a short time and/or you are particularly intolerant to fats and oils. I'd ask your doctor to review your gallbladder and liver health. 

I hope you find relief soon! Take good care and please let me know how you're doing.


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