(NaturalHealth365) There are natural ways to kill candida – safely and effectively. But, to successfully eliminate candida, we must appreciate the environment of the digestive track as it relates to yeast infections. Because if the candida colonizes in the intestinal track (over time) – it can overwhelm the body and its defense mechanism.
To equip the body with the tools it needs, such as healthy gut flora, you need to support overall gastrointestinal function. Today, we’ll explore many of the ways to defeat candida such as, eating a plant-based diet rich in greens like broccoli, kale and antioxidant-rich foods such as, grape seed extract and superfoods such as goji berries and acai.
The dangers of candida overgrowth
Candida albicans is naturally found in the body as a yeast-like bacteria – normally kept under control by healthy bacteria, which thrive in the intestines. It is kept under control by multiple strains of good bacteria such as acidophilus. When there is a balanced terrain, in the gut, candida is not able to proliferate.
When candida overpopulates the intestinal tract for a long period of time it can mutate into a fungi, which is more virulent and capable of taking root in the intestinal walls. This would be akin to weeds taking over a garden.
As the intestinal wall becomes porous – this creates a condition known as “leaky gut”. As the yeast begins to produce more waste – the most vulnerable and weakest organs are damaged by the toxins.
Candida albican reproduces at a rate 6 times faster than any probiotic. Some of the health problems associated with candida include, chronic fatigue; a weakened immune system; weight gain; skin eruptions; food intolerance; constipation; intestinal gas; bloating and distension; heartburn; sensitivity to chemicals; athlete’s foot; vaginal infection; brain fog and muscle weakness.
How do I eliminate yeast infections?
Much of the treatments come down to our lifestyle and diet which have an enormous effect on the natural balance of intestinal flora. Candida overgrowth usually develops after the use of antibiotics; regular alcohol consumption; too much sugar; steroid drugs; chemotherapeutic drugs; prolonged illness; imbalance ph levels; birth control pills and hormone-altering substances.
Getting rid of candida is challenging, chemicals used to preserve processed foods, along with unnatural food flavorings kill off the good gut bacteria. Also, aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen cause inflammation of the intestinal lining causing bowel conditions which can trigger leaky gut syndrome.
In order to eliminate candida, we must stop its ability to multiply by cutting off its food supply and adding friendly bacteria. The good bacteria, known as acidophilus use the candida as food and thus control the candida population.
Natural supplements used to wipe out candida
Naturally, for any serious medical condition, you should always seek the advice of a trusted, healthcare provider. Having said that, you might want to consider herbal extracts, dietary supplements, and non-conventional methods – listed below:
Bentonite clay or volcanic ash supports the intestinal system by helping the body to eliminate toxins. Bentonite clay will literally pull the candida off the intestinal walls. It readily absorbs toxins, heavy metals, bacteria, virus and fungi. But because clay itself is not absorbed by the body – whatever unwanted organisms that it absorbs will be passed out through bowel movements.
Psyllium husk is a bulk-forming laxative and is used as a colon cleanser and cleansing the colon. It is also one of the most effective ways to eliminate yeast infections.
Raw garlic is a powerful anti-fungal and has been found to be as effective as Nystatin in destroying candida albicans.
Pau D’ Arco has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes; the trees are renowned for their resistance to insect and fungal attack and are commonly used to treat candida albicans infestation.
Caprylic acid is commonly used by natural health practitioners for its anti-fungal properties. It is found naturally in coconut oil, palm oil, butter fat and human breast milk.
Other effective herbs and vitamins in the fight against candida include, Astragalus, reishi, black walnut, shiitake, nettles, burdock, Oregon graperoot, goldenseal, milk thistle, aloe vera juice, Echinacea, yeast-free vitamin B complex, vitamins A and C.
Keep in mind, to eliminate candida demands patience, and a change of lifestyle which includes eating lots of organic greens; consuming a good source of pre-biotics; enzymes; potassium; trace minerals and chlorophyll – all of which are detoxifying to the colon and all other organ systems. If you have a success story to share – post your comments below.
About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She has the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in natural healing including Naturopaths, scientist and energy healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.
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