Commonly called “yeast infection”
In normal circumstances yeast are present in every human being and even in the environment. When our immune system is strong and healthy they live in harmony inside of us without harming us. There are approximately 1,500 species of yeast however, candida albican is one of them. The reason why it’s becoming a crises and frequent it’s because it has developed resistance to conventional treatment. Candida can affect your mood, your physical well being and even cause you trouble sleeping.
Once candida overgrow it is call “Candida overgrowth” or candidiasis and it is always bad news. In common language this is what we call “yeast infection”!
Some of the factors that contribute to candida overgrowth are:
1) Poor nutrition
We are an overly fed nation but starving inside. Why? Because we consume things that feed all the bad bugs and kill the good ones. With poor nutrition comes poor nutrients and soon starvation.
2) The use of Antibiotic
Nowadays, we take antibiotic like candies! Worst we don’t even know why we take them because most of the viruses have become resistant and immune to their effect. Instead we end up making the bad guys stronger and we kill the good ones.
3) Other causes
It could be hormonal change due to birth controls pills ingested for months or years.
It might also be caused by poor acid balance due to the frequent use of douche, synthetic fabrics, soaps, and even some tampons.
Who think they can’t get yeast infection it can be caused by many factors from viruses, to bacterial infections. Poor hygiene due to non-circumcision, harsh soaps etc…
Other contributors to candida can be disease or circumstances that damages the immune system such as: HIV, liver problem, diabetes, hypothyroidism, chemotherapy and so on. It can also grow in the mouth and other organs.
“If you feel at least 6 of the symptoms mentioned below or/ and have used antibiotics at least once in the past years. Then, your body might be talking to you”.
Diarrhea or constipation
Fungal infections of the nails & skin, Athlete’s foot
Recurring UTI’s (urinary tract infections)
Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), PMS
Eczema or psoriarsis
Inability to lose weight
Chronic body pain and/or joint pains
Muscle aches and stiffness
Allergies and sensitivity
Cravings for sugar and alcohol
Dizziness and Fatigue
Depression, mood swings
Anxiety, panic attacks etc…
Please note that not all the symptoms are candida related!
Few tips to help you fight yeast infection or candida!
Chitosan inhibits the proliferation of Candida albicans.
Caprylic Acid inhibits the growth of Candida albicans in the Intestines.
Lapachol (a Naphthaquinone present in Pau D’Arco) kills Candida albicans.
Black Walnut exerts Anti-Fungal effects against Candida albicans.
Lactobacillus acidophilus inhibits the proliferation of Candida albicans (by recolonizing the Digestive Tract and by producing Hydrogen Peroxide).
Fermented coconut kefir inhibits the proliferation of Candida albicans (by recolonizing the Digestive Tract with Beneficial Bacteria).
Charcoal (20 – 30 grams per day) suppresses the growth of Candida albicans (in the Gastrointestinal Tract) and adsorbs the toxins produced by Candida albicans in the Gastrointestinal Tract. It thereby counteracts the Herxheimer Reaction experienced by many people attempting to rapidly eradicate Candida albicans from the body!
Foods to avoid:
1) Avoid Sugars (all sorts)
2) Grains and grain products
5) Processed foods
6) Excessive stress
Healthy habits you can enjoy!
_Fresh meat, and organic where possible
_Non-caffeinated/ alcoholic drinks
_Spices, many contain anti-fungal properties
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