Posted by: godswaytohealth | January 5, 2013

HOW TO RECOVER FROM CANDIDA NATURALLY

Candida natural cure

Candida or Candidiasis is used to describe yeast overgrowth in the body. “Candida Albicans” lives in all mucus membranes, i.e. intestines, eyes, ears, bladder, stomach, lungs, etc. It is one of the billions of other friendly organisms that serve a useful purpose in the body. One of its important functions is to recognize and destroy harmful bacteria. 

Candida however is not intended to overgrow and get out of control. When Candida Albicans is under control it poses no problem, but when it gets out of control it begins to overgrow causing numerous symptoms and health problems from the top of the head to the tips of the toes, from migraines to nail fungus.

Here are Some Symptoms Caused by Candida Overgrowth

  • Allergies, sensitivities and intolerances that worsen in damp, muggy or moldy places.
  • Athletes’ foot.
  • Babies – colic, diaper rash, thrush (coated white tongue), and cradle cap.
  • Bruising easily.
  • Cold hands or feet, low body temperature.
  • Cold-like symptoms  – excessive mucus in the sinuses, nose, throat, bronchial tubes and lungs.
  • Cravings or addictions for sugar, bread, pasta and other high carbohydrate foods.
  • Digestive problems  – diarrhea, constipation, bloating or pain, etc.
  • Ears – ringing in the ears (tinnitus), sounds in the ears, ear infections, dryness,      itchiness, ear aches, discharges, fluid in ears, deafness, abnormal wax build-up, etc.
  • Eyes – redness, dryness, itching, excessive tearing or inability to tear, etc.
  • Fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome or a feeling of being drained of energy, lethargy, drowsiness.
  • Fungal infections of the skin or nails, i.e. ringworm, etc.
  • Hair loss, dandruff, itchy scalp, scalp sores and dryness.
  • Hay fever and asthma.
  • Headaches, migraines, brain fog, dizziness, etc.
  • Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, erratic thyroid function, etc.
  • Intolerances or allergies to perfumes, odors, fumes, fabric shop odors, grass, cats, dogs or other animals, tobacco smoke, chemicals, smog, molds, dust mites, dust, pollen, and other airborne substances.
  • Irritability, nervousness, jitteriness and panic attacks.
  • Mind and Mood – anxiety attacks, inability to concentrate, mood swings, irritability, etc.
  • Mouth sores or blisters, canker sores, dryness, bad breath, a white coating on the tongue (thrush).
  • Nasal congestion, postnasal drip, itching, dryness.
  • Odor of the feet,  hair or body not relieved by washing.
  • Respiratory – Cough bronchitis or pneumonia, pain or tightness in the chest, wheezing, shortness of breath, asthma.
  • Sinus inflammation, swelling and infections.
  • Sleep – insomnia, waking up frequently, nightmares, restless sleep, etc.
  • Sore throat, hoarse voice, constant tickle in the throat, laryngitis (loss of voice), etc.
  • Stomach –heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux, belching, etc.

We need to remember that this fungus is normally present in our bodies, but certain circumstances such as stress, poor diet, a weakened immune system and/or use of antibiotics may alter its balance, causing rapid reproduction and a yeast infection to develop. 

NATURAL HOME REMEDIES THAT WORK

Apple cider vinegar – raw, organic, unpasteurized vinegar – Raw apple cider vinegar and Candida do not get along. Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and mix it with a glass of water and drink before every meal. The apple cider vinegar helps to fight off the intestinal yeast overgrowth by actually killing the yeast, creating a die off reaction. Raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar creates an unfriendly environment for the yeast, while helping create a good environment for friendly gut flora.

Coconut oil – The caprylic acid found in pure, raw virgin coconut oil is a natural and very potent antifungal. Pure coconut oil is even perfectly safe for babies; in fact, the medium chain fatty acids found in it are very easily digested and are actually good for them.

Garlic – Garlic is a natural and powerful antibiotic. Use fresh garlic in your meals or take a garlic supplement. 

Garlic contains a large number of sulphur containing compounds that exhibit very potent broad-spectrum anti-fungal properties. Among the most studied are allicin, alliin, alliinase and S-allylcysteine.

Fresh garlic is significantly more potent against Candida albicans than any other form, including tablets, oils and pills. Fresh garlic is also a suitable alternative to drugs for serious systemic yeast infections in patients with severe immune suppression. Adding fresh garlic to food (raw and crushed), or crushing and swallowing raw clove is a cheap and powerful anti-fungal treatment. Garlic also stimulates the immune system, improves circulation, lowers high blood pressure, kills intestinal parasites, and is a powerful antioxidant and antibiotic, in addition to many other health benefits.

To obtain the most benefit from garlic buy certified organic garlic and crush it. Crushing breaks the cell walls releasing garlic’s beneficial properties. To kill off Candida overgrowth take 4-5 average sized cloves per day mixed in foods or with meals. Another alternative is to drink 3-4 cups of garlic tea per day.

Grapefruit seed extract – Grapefruit seed extract is a safe antifungal. NutriBiotic has a wonderful product called GSE (Grapefruit seed extract) and it comes with instructions for using it orally, as a throat gargle, ear rinse, nasal and skin rinse, nail and scalp treatment. 

Olive Leaf Extract – Olive leaf extract can kill invading fungus rather than just inhibiting its growth. It contains a a phenolic compound called oleuropein, which has antiviral, anti-fungal, antiprotozoal, and antibacterial properties. Take as directed on the product label.

Pau d’arco – Pau d’arco is the bark of a rainforest tree which is inherently anti-fungal (also known as Taheebo or Lepacho tea). Pau d’arco may be taken in a capsule or a tea. Take capsules as directed on the product label or drink 3 cups of tea per day.

Probiotics – Probiotic supplements and probiotic rich foods like – raw sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir and yogurt can help you maintain balance of healthy bacterial flora and create an environment that is inhospitable to Candida. 

Probiotic supplements should be at least 500 billion organisms per gram, contained in dark bottles to avoid deterioration by heat and light, and kept refrigerated, even in the store. Take according to instructions on the bottle.

Sunlight, exercise and fresh air – Yeasts thrive in dark, moist environments getting some sunlight and a daily dose of natural Vitamin-D with also help with your Candida symptoms.

PREVENTION IS KEY

A Wholesome Diet = A Stong Immune System – In order to ensure a strong immune system make sure your diet is rich in natural, wholesome foods and free of refined grains and sugars. Candida can also be a result of food allergies. Take note of any food intolerances or go for food allergy testing. Milk is currently the top allergen in the U.S.

A strong immune system and adequate healthy bacterial flora will go a long way in preventing Candidda and or yeast infections. Be sure to stay hydrated, stick to a balanced, probiotic rich, whole foods diet and get adequate rest.

Antibiotics kill beneficial bacteria in our intestines which allow plenty of room for Candida to grow out of control very quickly. If you take antibiotics, it is especially important to include a probiotic supplement in your daily diet to help re-populate your inner ecosystem. 

NOTE

With Natural remedies, always read warning labels and check with your natural health practitioner for dosages especially is you are using it for your child.

Sources for this article include:

http://mercola.com
http://mayoclinic.com/
http://naturalnews.com

 

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