Is the itching unbearable? Have the yeast infection creams stopped working? I bet you’re tired of stubborn yeast infections that keep coming back.
Well, guess what? There’s a natural solution to treating yeast infections and preventing them from returning.
Ladies, it’s time to throw those anti-fungal creams in the trash and start treating the cause as opposed to the symptom.
If you struggle with chronic yeast infections, you have too much Candida Albicans in your system. Candida is a type of yeast that lives in your gut (gastrointestinal tract) – and with recurring yeast infections, we know that yeast has multiplied out of control and has gained the upper hand in the GI tract.
Treating Candida from the inside out is a must if yeast infections are a problem. Locally treating the problem is simply masking symptoms.
The root cause of yeast infections lies in the gut.
If you are tired of embarrassing discharge, redness, and odour, this article is for you.
And ladies, you’re not the only ones who need to be concerned with yeast infections. Men also get them, especially men who drink a lot of beer.
Gentlemen, perhaps I have your attention now?
Candida is found in a healthy gastrointestinal tract along with other bacteria. For the most part, it’s completely harmless; however, problems arise when Candida gets out of control.
Chances are if you’ve used the birth control pill, antibiotics (even when you were young), have high levels of stress, live on junk food, consume too much alcohol (especially wine and beer), and love to eat sugary treats, you’ve altered your gut flora.
As a result of altered gut flora, Candida breeds and finds a home in the body.
When Candida spreads in the gastrointestinal tract, yeast infections often become an issue and until the Candida is eliminated on the inside, yeast infections keep coming back.
The chances of yeast infections returning after treatment with over-the-counter creams is high because applying cream locally doesn’t address the overgrowth internally.
To break it down – you need to treat Candida in the gut, not just the microorganisms in the genital area.
What else is involved with treating Candida naturally?
If you’ve been munching on too many carbs and drinking too much booze, you should know that these are foods Candida feeds off. It’s necessary to follow a Candida Diet for at least a few weeks during treatment.
If you continue to provide Candida with fuel, it’s almost impossible to treat.
And, if Candida is left untreated, it can cause unwanted symptoms (such as fatigue, weight gain, food sensitivities, skin issues, digestive upset, and headaches). Candida also have the ability to release harmful toxins into the bloodstream and damage the intestinal lining.
Treat the root cause, which is yeast overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract.
ND’s generally recommend using a Candida Cleansing Kit that contains a variety of herbs (anti-bacterial and anti-fungal). Additionally, a high quality multi-strain probiotic is recommended daily – the body needs ‘good’ bacteria to outnumber and combat Candida.
Lastly, to prevent further growth, implement proper hygiene and commit to healthy lifestyle changes.
Remember poor dietary choices feed Candida and the goal is to starve these tiny microorganisms and stop supporting their growth.
This means eliminating sugar in all its forms, increasing your intake of fresh green vegetables (like bok choy, broccoli, kale, collard greens, and lettuce), loading up on garlic (you can get odourless garlic capsules if you don’t like garlic), and practicing safe sex because Candida can be passed between partners.
If you are curious about your Candida levels, speak to your Naturopathic Doctor about testing. At our clinic, we offer a unique blood test to asses Candida Albican levels in the body.
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