Candida albicans, a naturally occurring organism in your body, is the culprit of yeast infections. This naturally occurring candida can grow and get out of control when the hormonal balance of the body is disturbed. When symptoms occur, females commonly experience vaginal itching, a thick cottage cheese-like or frothy discharge, with an unpleasant odor. Many women experience monthly yeast infections at the time of menstruation due to changes in the pH of the vaginal lining. This situation may necessitate monthly self-treatment.
There is a strong connection between what you eat and the health of your immune system. While there isnt a magic recipe that prevents or treats yeast infections in everyone, following some basic guidelines may lower the risk of yeast becoming a problem. Most nutritionists agree that sugar, yeast, dairy, wheat, caffeine, nicotine and alcohol are the main culprits in Candida diseases because they help yeast to grow. To prevent this, nutritionists recommend ingesting as little as possible of these substances that contribute to the excess production of yeast.
Another approach is to eat larger amounts of foods that may suppress the growth of yeast. For example, garlic is believed by some nutritionists to have natural antifungal properties and may help prevent candidiasis. Fresh garlic is considered best, although commercial garlic pills offer the advantage of reduced odors. Fresh garlic can be mixed into other foods, eaten raw after removing the dry outer skin, or minced and put into empty gelatin capsules, up to six cloves a day. It is still unknown if large amounts of garlic interfere with anti-HIV therapies, but some evidence exist that it may increase the risk of side effects associated with ritonavir.
Another factor that can contribute to uncontrolled yeast growth is the use of antibiotics. “Friendly” bacteria are found naturally in the body and establish a healthy balance while eliminating unfriendly yeasts. These bacteria are similar to Lactobacilli, the bacteria that turn milk into yogurt. In order to lessen this effect from antibiotics and promote healthy bacteria in general, many nutritionists recommend adding Lactobacilli acidophilus bacteria to your diet. It can be found in yogurts and certain milks. You can also take it in pill form, available at many health food stores.
Oral candidiasis can change how you taste and enjoy foods. It can also make eating and swallowing difficult. Avoiding acidic, spicy or hot foods as well as cigarettes, alcohol and carbonated drinks may lessen this effect. Many people use liquid food supplements to ease painful mouth infections and to keep or add on weight. Unfortunately, many of these supplements are high in sugars, which can promote yeast growth. If you use liquid supplements, make sure they contain mainly complex carbohydrates, are high in protein and have low-to-moderate sugar levels.
There are some reports that gargling with Tea Tree oil diluted with water can help treat oral candidiasis. Generally these gargles are used in the morning, night and after meals. Sometimes, they are sometimes swabbed directly on mouth sores. Grapefruit seed extract and one percent hydrogen peroxide may also be used in a similar way, but must be more heavily diluted and should never be swallowed. However, these approaches may irritate the mouth and promote infection. Moreover, they only address the local symptoms of yeast growth and not the underlying causes.
Plant medicine is approved to safely and quickly eliminate candida infections. It is especially useful against candida-related vaginitis, trichomonads and cystis. Natural treatments are lipophilic and can be absorbed into your bloodstream easily. This natural treatment works fast, vaginal itching and irritation is usually reduced quickly. When treating sensitive skin make sure to use treatments made from certified organic medicinal plant extracts. They are free from toxic herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers. Only use of certified organic ingredients guarantees your safety.
Plant medicine has demonstrated to be as effective as antibiotic treatment when treating candida and is almost devoid of negative side effects. Pelargonium is considered perfect for treating infections of the mucous membranes and for fungal candida-related infections. Equally significant is that the anti-fungal effect of pelargonium pure oil in plant medicine has no antibacterial effect; which means that it acts against candida without affecting bacterial flora. Irritation, itch and discomfort are almost always reduced quickly. To learn more, please go to http://www.fonworld.org.
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