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100% Natural Remedies for Candida. Tips to prevent from Candida

Candida albicans is a yeast that normally lives harmlessly in small numbers in the body. It is controlled by beneficial bacteria in the body and the immune system.

According to alternative medicine practitioners, an intestinal overgrowth of Candida albicans  may result in Candida overgrowth or “yeast syndrome.” Such an overgrowth may cause fatigue, headache, mood swings, cravings for sweets and poor memory. Yeast syndrome, popularized by William Crook, MD in his 1983 book, The Yeast Connection, is still considered very controversial.

There is limited evidence supporting claims any diet or remedy can treat this yeast overgrowth. As a result, conventional medical doctors often doubt the validity of this condition.

A candida cleanse diet is recommended by some alternative medicine practitioners based on a theory that certain diets can promote the growth of candida. Some home remedies may potentially reduce the production of candida.

Overview

Alternative practitioners recommend diet and supplements. Supplements are typically introduced gradually to avoid a temporary worsening of symptoms called a “die-off” or Herxheimer reaction. This is because when candida is killed, they may release protein fragments and toxins that may trigger an antibody response from the immune system.

It’s important to note that self-treating with supplements, diet, and other forms of alternative medicine and avoiding or delaying standard care may be harmful to your health. 

When to Call a Doctor

Some symptoms may warrant a doctor’s visit whether they are related to candida overgrowth or not.

Symptoms believed to be associated with yeast syndrome may include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Lethargy, or unrelenting exhaustion
  • Poor memory
  • Numbness, burning, tingling
  • Stomach pain
  • Joint pain or swelling
  • Muscle aches and weakness
  • Constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, or belching
  • Bothersome or persistent vaginal itching, burning, or discharge
  • Prostatitis, or an inflamed prostrate gland
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Endometriosis or infertility
  • Menstrual irregularity or severe cramping
  • Anxiety attacks or crying
  • Cold hands and feet, or feeling cold often
  • Shaking when hungry

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s important to talk with your primary care provider.

Diet

Some alternative medicine practitioners consider diet to be an important part of a Candida cleanse. According to some practitioners, the length of time on the Candida cleanse depends on the nature of the symptoms and a person’s health. They generally recommend giving the diet at least two weeks. When there is an improvement, foods from a restricted list are slowly incorporated back into the diet.

Sugar is a major offender when it comes to candida overgrowth. Even all-natural sweeteners, such as honey and maple syrup, can contribute. Natural sugars from fruit may also contribute so keep your fruit intake to a minimum to control candida overgrowth. Interestingly, non-nutritive sweeteners (e.g. saccharin), have been found to suppress the growth of candida. Sample List of Foods to Eliminate Entirely on the Candida Diet

Alcohol

Alcohol consumption creates and promotes candida yeast. 

Research shows that people with alcohol problems almost always have candida yeast overgrowth. 

One 2017 international study of animal subjects confirms this. The researchers also speculated the more alcohol consumed, the more candida yeast in the body, which translates into decreased immune system responses and higher rates of mortality. 

Tobacco Products

A recent study from researchers out of Spain found that both alcohol and smoking encourage candida overgrowth. Tobacco users were found to have elevated levels and such high amounts had an effect on their mouth and dental health. 

Lactobacillus Acidophilus 

Lactobacillus acidophilus is a type of helpful bacteria naturally found in the body, usually in the mouth, intestines and the female productive system. It is a considered useful because it doesn’t cause disease. Researchers believethat by replacing good bacteria and eating yogurt and other probiotics, you can maintain the correct balance of bacteria and keep yeast from overgrowing.  The Benefits and Uses of Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Fiber

Some alternative medicine practitioners suggest soluble fiber, such as guar gum, psyllium husks, flax seeds, or pectin, with plenty of water. The belief is by adding fiber to your diet and eliminating processed and low or no fiber foods, you allow the microbiome in the body, specifically the gut, to recover. Microbiome refers to the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that live in the body. Fiber is a prebiotic, which means it promotes good probiotics in the gut. 

Enteric-coated essential oils

Enteric-coated capsules containing oregano oil, peppermint oil, and other volatile oils are thought to prevent the overgrowth of candida. Pure volatile oils can be quite toxic in high amounts so the liquid form of these oils should never be ingested, and the capsules should not be broken open before ingesting.

Enteric-coated garlic

Some alternative medicine practitioners suggest garlic, either alone or in combination with enteric-coated peppermint or oregano oil. 

Other supplements typically recommended are caprylic acid from coconuts, oleic acid from olive oil, oregano oil, and pau d’arco. There are many combination products marketed for candida that contain these herbs and supplements.Can Garlic Keep You Cold-Free?

A Word From Rihot Health Departement.

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms noted above, make sure to consult your primary care provider rather than self-treating or delaying standard care. Allowing symptoms to go untreated may lead to serious health consequences.

As with any supplements, those mentioned in this article haven’t been tested for safety in pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, and those with medical conditions or taking prescription medications. You should always speak with your primary care provider before using supplements or alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.

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