Eliminate candida infection with nutritional supplements

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woman smiling in grassy field(NaturalHealth365) Over one billion people, or one in every seven people on the planet, experience a candida infection per year. This staggering number is growing, and chances are that you’re going to have a fungal infection at some point in your life.

That’s why you should know how to recognize symptoms of the most frequent types of fungal infections, and take appropriate action – which includes the consumption of high-quality organic foods and nutritional supplements like, resveratrol and goldenseal, probiotics and raw garlic.

What are the signs and symptoms of candida infection?

Candida yeasts are most often to blame for fungal infections, with the species Candida albicans most common. You naturally harbor candida in your body, but the yeast becomes a problem when it grows too much compared to healthy microorganisms in your body.

These are some of the conditions associated with overgrowth of this class of yeast:

  • Oral candidiasis, or thrush. Candida is normally present in your mouth, but overgrowth can occur. Symptoms include white patches within your mouth or in your throat, bleeding, altered taste and red sores.
  • Vaginal yeast infection. Overgrowth of candida can be the result of a diminished presence of healthy lactobacillus bacteria due to the overuse of antibiotics, pregnancy, or a compromised immune system.
  • Invasive candidiasis. This is a fungal infection in the bloodstream – which tends to occur during extended hospital stays.

In addition to these acute conditions, candidiasis may be present as a chronic, lower-scale infection. Intestinal candidiasis can cause symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, lack of interest, and unexplained physical pain.

You’re more likely to get an infection if you have an autoimmune condition, such as AIDS or you’ve taken too many antibiotics in the past. Thankfully, you can eliminate candidiasis issues with a healthy diet – low in simple sugars – and nutritional supplements.

6 ways to naturally kill candida yeast overgrowth

Since candida is a type of yeast, a yeast-free diet is a popular choice. Avoid sugar, white flour, aged cheese, yeast, overly-processed foods and your symptoms are likely to fade away rather quickly.  According to Dr. Elmer Cranton, past president of the American Holistic Medical Association, ‘Chemical colorings, flavorings, preservatives, stabilizers and emulsifiers add more stress on the immune system.’

Many nutritional supplements (and foods) have been shown to help those suffering with candida infections such as:

1. Probiotics found in raw sauerkraut, kombucha, miso, tempeh and supplements – which help to improve the digestive system and nutrient absorption.

2. Resveratrol, available in 200 to 1,000-milligram supplemental dose – derived from the skin of grapes.

3. Goldenseal, vitamin C and D have all been shown to help boost the immune system and, naturally, dosage will vary depending on your particular needs. If you’re not sure – talk to a qualified medical professional, trained in orthomolecular and/or herbal medicine.

4. Garlic, a natural antibiotic, which you can get fresh or from dietary supplements in doses of 1,000 milligrams or more.

5. Unrefined, organic coconut oil, in daily dosages of 1 – 2 tablespoons, provide a good source of healthy fats for optimal health.

6. Raw apple cider vinegar, olive leaf extract and Pau d’arco – all have anti-fungal properties to help remove excess yeast from the body.

Candida is a widespread infection, but you can arm yourself against it. Besides a healthy diet that emphasizes unprocessed foods, take a look at the dietary supplements mentioned today and get started on the ‘new’ you.

References:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/consumer-health/expert-answers/candida-cleanse/faq-20058174
http://www.lef.org/protocols/infections/fungal-infections-candida/Page-04#nutritional, http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/candidiasis
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/yeast-infection/basics/causes/con-20035129?p=1
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/oral-thrush/basics/definition/CON-20022381?p=1
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_11219.cfm

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  • Nancy Brown

    I tried every candida diet and they all help, but they do not get rid of it for good. However, the healthier the diet the better I do. The supplements listed in this article helped me get rid of many of the worst symptoms.

  • Judy Taylor

    This article is most needed reminder that a candida diet alone is not the answer. Avoiding all cow’s milk products, yeast, sugar, nearly all fruit and even root vegetables will not work without anti-fungal herbs.

    There are many herbs to choose from including oil of oregano. Candida is very hard to get rid of and it takes dedication to achieve any improvement.

  • Tammy

    Has anyone been helped by an anti-candida diet? I am finding this method isn’t very reliable the symptoms always return even when following it to the letter.

    • Lilly

      Tammy, I also found that diet alone doesn’t work. The first issue- the diets recommended have some basic instructions and they still differ. One may say you can have some fruit, while another version says you can’t eat any fruit.

      Second issue- they are extremely hard to keep for extended periods of time. Then again everyone is an individual and our needs vary. What I do is limit grains and cut out processed foods and sugar. However, that doesn’t mean I follow any one food plan.

      Stress alone can cause a Candida flair-up, so much for a strict diet. What I like is to eat less and fast part of the day this has helped. I have used the remedies listed in this article and can tell you they work.

  • Kelly Parker

    What I found is the worst thing you can do is concentrate on the candida diet instead of an organic highly nutritious one. In the long run it will be you immune system and intestinal function, which will allow you to overcome a candida overgrowth. Most likely the overgrowth came from high antibiotic use along with a diet of highly processed foods.

    The supplements mentioned in this article are also super foods and quite beneficial. By exercising more and concentrating on a healthy lifestyle you will get results.

  • Chuck Hicks

    One of the symptoms of candida is feeling drunk from just a small amount of alcohol, fruit or sweets. This is something that a lot of people don’t associate with a candida built up. It is one of a host of clues that something is wrong.

  • jules105

    I have been battling candida for many years with diet and supplements, but cannot overcome it – the two worst problems are the food cravings and the insomnia.