I’m in the opposite camp saying DO rotate them every 2 weeks or so and DO take a few different ones at a time of the medicines. (some website I was on say 4 at a time, but the Candigone kit I’m using basically hits me with 16!) I say this emphatically because I just watched some awesome Biology class videos on http://www.KhanAcademy.org that explained how resistance occurs. “Introduction to Evolution and natural selection” its the first video in the course, though more details below are in later videos.
Basically the situation is that if you take something say, Caprylic Acid, all the time it tends to kill those candida that are more disposed to being killed by it. Just like you know that really annoying old guy who has perfect health just because they are them, so is there also their biotic counterpart in the society of Candida that the Caprylic Acid just won’t put down. That naturally leaves all of those biota that are LESS disposed to being killed by Caprylic Acid, stay around longer and have a multiplying party, thus, Caprylic Acid becomes less and less effective because the other guys who happen to be more resistant are hanging around and multiplying more. So, that’s why you should switch it up.
Its also why we are becoming more resistant to antibiotics in the world too. Because a certain strain/specific biota that happened to not be affected by the antibiotic just happened to have the opportunity to multiply more.
Also re: the multivitamin and fish oil: when my Naturopath had me go on a cleanse diet she made sure I kept up with the multivitamin, an omega 3 capsule, and the acidophilus pearls probiotic.
The multivitamins because when your gut is inflamed/out of control/etc your intestinal tract isn’t absorbing nutrients as well, so more nutrients is better, especially on a controlled diet.
The Omega 3 to help lubricate the colon – so should also help the detox and avoid constipation. Not sure if cod liver oil would be a similar thing or not, but I’ve read good things about that brand and I haven’t had any trouble with mine on my diet, though I haven’t been taking it as often as I could.
She had me take the pearls specifically because it had a patented coating that allowed the probiotic to actually get into the gut better. I’ve had my friends start on that one and after a few days of gassy discomfort they feel leagues better. But you have to keep taking it. It travels well too, doesn’t need refrigeration.