Natural Candida Remedies - Useful Treatments
Are you seeking effective natural candida remedies?
An overgrowth of candida albicans yeast can be controlled through a variety of natural and holistic means, without having to resort to antifungal medications and drugs. Here, some of these remedies are discussed.
Herbal Remedies for Candida Overgrowth or Infection
Here, a more comprehensive listing and description of herbal candida remedies is provided.
Dietary and Food Choices
A change in diet will help cleanse the candida from the system. How long a candida cleanse diet should be performed depends on a number of factors, including one's history of symptoms, severity, duration, and overall patient health. Many people find that they experience an improvement after only two weeks, while for others it may take upwards of a month or more.
Most importantly, sugars and other sweet foods must be avoided while using diet as part of anti candida remedies. This is especially so for sources of concentrated sugars, for example cakes and pastries, corn syrup, fruit juices, honey, as well as candies, jellies and other sugary snacks. Eliminate soft drinks, which have loaded sugar content in every twelve-ounce can.
Sugars (particularly refined ones) not only directly feed candida growth, but can also suppress the proper functioning of one's immune system, which further encourages yeast infection. Candida loves sugar, and avoiding it is critical for "starving" the yeast.
As far as fresh fruits are concerned, opinions seem to differ, with some anti candida diets allowing small amounts of them, and others totally forbidding them. To be "safe", it is probably better to avoid fruits, too. If you must, look for fruits with lower sugar content, and restrict the amounts you consume.
Typically, most dietary candida remedies also forbid the consumption of wheat (including breads, noodles, etc made with wheat), dairy products, and foods containing or made with yeast.
Generally speaking, when using diet as part of anti candida remedies, daily carbohydrate intake (especially over-processed or refined) should be drastically curtailed. As mentioned earlier, sugars will feed the candida yeast, and simple carbohydrates convert quickly to sugar. As sensitivities and symptoms diminish, one can increase the carbohydrate content in the diet above 20 to 60 grams per day.
Consume plenty of vegetables, preferably avoiding the starchy ones like potatoes, and ensure that you are getting a wide range of nutrition containing sufficient amounts of essential vitamins and minerals.
As you make changes to your lifestyle, consider alternative contraceptive methods as oral contraceptives may increase the risk for candida infection. Likewise, alcohol and smoking suppress immune system function, and so should be avoided. In fact, alcohol actually directly feeds candida growth.
Other Home Candida Remedies and Treatments
If symptoms have only recently emerged, various home candida remedies can be employed, such as tea tree oil mouthwash for oral thrush, or tea tree oil for a vaginal yeast infection. You can also use apple cider vinegar.
As candida overgrowth has been especially prevalent in women, special care should be taken to try and avoid infection. Avoid excessive douching, stay away from vaginal deodorants, and, when carrying out daily washing of the external area, do not use soaps which are perfumed; these habits can strip the body of its natural fungus-fighting elements. You can use a mild and natural pH-balanced cleanser instead, or simply use plain water.
As part of natural candida remedies, allow the skin to breathe by wearing cotton undergarments and generally avoiding nylon or tight fitting garments. Improper aeration encourages moisture formation, which can set the stage for a fungi breeding ground. Always drink a minimum of eight glasses of pure water a day to flush toxins out of your body.
Also, make habit of not skipping meals. Drastic breaks in routine can upset the bodys delicate balance and challenge the immune and digestive systems, giving candida a possible open door.
The many possible natural candida remedies you have learnt on this page can help you to deal with this potentially troublesome problem. Do note that there is no one or two remedies which can work alone all the time, and successful natural candida treatment protocols always employ a combination of various candida remedies. It is most likely that you will have to do the same to find a natural candida treatment protocol which works for you.
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