Kill candida safely and naturally

Yeast Infections(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.

Sources:
http://institutefornaturalhealing.com/2012/07/fungus-among-us/
http://www.natural-digestion.com/can-probiotics-kill-candida
http://www.naturalbodyhealing.com/candida.html

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  • fab

    Garlic??? Garlic is poison. It does however have some medicinal properties. Native Americans used it for medicine but how much? For what types of illness? How much? Internally or externally?

  • doog

    What? No success stories? would love to hear how others have overcome this. My wife’s health has been decimated over the past 30 years by this insidious fungus. Would love to hear some success stories.

  • Joany Lawrence

    Adding digestive enzymes to the above protocol is also helpful AND removing (carefully) all amalgam fillings. Mercury seems to be a huge culprit in yeast overgrowth. Also: magnesium, B6 and biotin.

  • Alleyrags

    This is for doog. Unfortunately it isn’t a success story yet but I also was diagnosed 30 years ago. Everything I tried killed the good with the bad so was disappointing. I started the GAPS diet 5 weeks ago and am convinced this will do it. Since candida lives in our gut normally (overgrowth is abnormal) we can’t kill it completely but I just learned that another yeast saccharomyces boulardii will knock out candida. Perhaps that one reason why Jordan Rubin was so successful with his probiotic formula. Hope this helps.

  • Margaret

    After a few courses of antibiotics related to dental treatments, I began having serious digestive problems. I developed terrible painful indigestion and would cough up heavy mucous in the middle of the night – every night. Months later, I also began vomiting up mucous with undigested food particles. I had no idea at the time what was causing the problem. I developed white patchy, itchy spots on my back as well. I finally figured out that I had a serious candida infestation and started using colloidal silver internally. I immediately had a herxheimer reaction because my liver was unable to handle disposing of the toxins so quickly. I started using bentonite clay internally to remove the toxins and am finally back to normal. I suffered digestive problems for about 2 years and found relief within a couple of days once I figured out what was going on. I also cut back on sugar once I found ou that candida feeds on sugar.

  • Yaffa

    Psyllium husk is very effective. I found it in trader joes. Three teaspoons in water and it starts working immediately to remove waste.
    Everything listed above is essential to removing toxins and fighting off fungi.
    Garlic is GREAT for virus causing bacteria. So it also helps w fever.
    Fruits such as oranges, apples, bananas, mangoes and ruby grape fruits is amazing for bacteria and waste removal.

  • E Murphy

    Over the past 4 months I’ve been on a strict candida diet including taking several supplements to help kill the yeast overgrowth. I’ve had tremendous success and all of my symptoms have gone away. I’d had a terrible rash over most of my body which was unbelievably uncomfortable and itchy, including some swelling,oral yeast symptoms and “brain fog.” I feel completely recovered but think I’ll have to really monitor my diet for the foreseeable future. I used the resource “yeast infection no more.” It included a cookbook, guidelines for eliminating the candida from my system (what to eat/not eat, supplements to take and suggestions to quickly eliminate the worst of the symptoms). It really worked and was not expensive. Worth a try and good luck.

  • Jay Stuart

    I have a success story. I had the worse case of candida I’ve ever seen or heard of and i have been in the nutrition field for 17 years. The best “candida killer”, bar none, is coconut oil by the tablespoon. It kills candida on contact. The bentonite clay helps remove the die off but won’t remove candida by itself. You must use coconut oil because it has the highest concentration of caprylic acid. Start with a tablespoon of coconut oil in the early morning, another at mid morning, then at noon take a tablespoon of bentonite clay. Repeat process thru the afternoon and the take a good probiotic before you go to bed to reset your intestines. During this regimen eat as few carbs as possible and stay away from fruit for a couple months. Anything with sugar will set it off(candida) again. Good luck!!

  • Hooty

    I just have to tell you that I had a very serious case of candida a few years back and tried everything I could find to rid myself of this problem. Grapefruit extract by NOW taken in orange juice about three to five drops a day for two weeks on then maybe a repeat helped me rid it. Replenshing with Primadolphilus the friendly flora has kept it from coming back. Hope someone else can benefit from my experience

  • Vada

    I use MMS (miracle mineral solution)/CDS (chlorine dioxide solution) and it kills candida and many other fungus/bacteria/viruses! Just google on it or search YouTube and you will find a lot of information on how to use it.

    It is very inexpensive. I buy mine on Ebay. It has cured me of many persistent ailments. I can’t say enough about how great it is!

  • Jeannie Danford

    Any suggestions/recommendations on good places to go that offer different cleanses done safely and supervised? I have done cleanses on my own but not sure if I am doing right or if effective.
    Thanks

  • Vada

    Oops…I forgot to add that after killing the bad stuff off, I try my best to eat a good diet of fresh greens, good carbs like quinoa, fresh fruit and little meat. I also eat yoghurt and sauerkraut and I want to try making my own probiotic foods. I believe that good health starts with what you put in your mouth!

    Blessings to everyone.

  • WENDY

    RESOLVING THIS ISSUE ON A PHYSICAL LEVEL IS AWESOME & OFTEN NOT ENOUGH. CONSIDER ASKING THE QUESTIONS…
    WHERE IN MY LIFE AM I LIVING OFF SOMEONE (DEPENDANT)?
    WHERE IN MY LIFE IS SOMEONE LIVING OFF ME?
    IF THERE ARE PARASITIC/FUNGAL CONDITIONS PRESENT, CHANCES ARE IT IS ALSO IN YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCE. IF THIS RELATES TO YOU CONSIDER WORKING WITH A HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER TO CLEAR THE PATTERN. THE BODY WILL FOLLOW.

  • Lisa G

    For quick relief for female yeast infection. Soak a tampon in plain organic yogurt (make sure the beneficial bacteria is live). Insert and leave in for several hours or over night. Works better than any over the counter product I have used. Much cheaper and better for you.

  • susan

    I am interested in getting rid of a sinus infection which has been lingering for months.

  • T. Bergenn

    I originally got candida under control with the typical holistic recommendations, including the candida diet and some herbs & supplements… but I have since found an easier method — it includes fermented veggies and probiotics. I take it twice daily, and I have zero candida problems now. My gut is VERY healthy. Bowel health phenomenal. My skin is better. My nervous system is healed and relaxed. I sleep very well!

    Also, I avoid any non-organic meat or dairy. I avoid sugar, but I have no problems when I am flexible with it occasionally. I eat no gluten.

    True success story. If you want to be done with candida overgrowth, it’s a lot easier than you might guess. Feel free to contact PowerSourceUnlimited.com for some personal support.

  • Philip Biggins

    After my wife’s first baby she developed a vaginal yeast infection that was “treated” by her doctor for almost 2 years with NO RELIEF(except from our pocket book) She had the good fortune to talk to a friend of her’s who is a nurse, and was told about a very simple, safe and very effective way of curing the yeast problem. Boric Acid in Gel Capsules , inserted, will kill yeast immediately and with NO SIDE EFFECTS! It worked almost instantly for my wife and she has had no problems since! Most toA72V the time solutions to problems are SO SIMPLE that we tend to overlook them!!!

  • Vinsom

    I’ve beaten Eczema and Candida following a strict diet of no sugars and superfoods. See my blog and success story on organicnutritionandhealth.com/web/content/eczema-and-candida

  • Theresa

    Does anyone have an opinion on Facial moles, Amalgam fillings and Yeast overgrowth? I’ve been told my my Alternative dentist and a Chinese herbalist that the facial moles are probably caused by my the fillings.