Are you interested in addressing yeast infections naturally?
If you’re tired of Candida yeast that keeps coming back, I have good news.
You can address the root cause of yeast naturally.
Chronic yeast infections point to an overgrowth of Candida albicans.
Candida is a type of yeast that normally lives in the gut (gastrointestinal tract). With recurring yeast infections, Candida takes over.
Treating Candida from the inside out is a must because locally treating the problem with anti-fungal creams only masks symptoms.
Surprisingly, the root cause may actually be in the gut.
If you are tired of itchy yeast infections, this article is for you.
And ladies, you’re not the only ones who need to be concerned with yeast infections. Men also get them, especially men who drink beer.
Gentlemen, perhaps I have your attention now?
For the most part, it’s completely harmless; however, problems arise when Candida grows out of control.
If you’ve used the birth control pill, antibiotics (even when you were young), and have high levels of stress, your gut flora has likely been altered. Too much junk food, alcohol (especially wine and beer), and sugary treats, can also alter the gut microbiome.
With altered gut flora, Candida can find a home in the body.
When Candida spreads in the gastrointestinal tract, yeast-related problems increase.
And, the chance of yeast infections returning after treatment with over-the-counter creams is high.
This is because applying cream locally doesn’t address the root cause – Candida overgrowth internally.
To break it down – treating yeast infections should also involve treating the gut.
Treating Yeast Infections Naturally Starts with The Candida Diet
It’s necessary to follow a Candida Diet for at least a few weeks during treatment.
If you continue to provide Candida yeast with fuel, it’s almost impossible to beat.
Candida loves carbs and booze.
If Candida is left untreated, it can cause any of these symptoms:
- weight gain
- food sensitivities
- skin issues
- digestive upset
Yeast can also damage the intestinal lining.
Treat the root cause.
The underlying cause of chronic yeast infections is often in the gut.
You can treat yeast infections naturally. Here is how Naturopathic Doctors address Candida in clinical practice.
Naturopathic Doctors typically recommend the Candida Diet, a high potency probiotic, and a Candida Cleansing Kit that contains a variety of herbs (anti-bacterial and anti-fungal). The body needs ‘protective’ bacteria to outnumber and combat Candida.
Poor dietary choices feed Candida and may worsen yeast infections.
Changes to the diet are necessary since the goal is to starve these tiny microorganisms and stop their growth.
This means eliminating sugar in all forms. It also means increasing fresh green vegetables (like bok choy, broccoli, kale, collard greens, and lettuce).
Loading up on garlic (you can get odourless garlic capsules if you don’t like garlic) is a good idea as well.
Finally, practice safe sex to prevent transmission.
If you are curious about Candida, speak to your Naturopathic Doctor about testing.
At our clinic, we offer a test for Candida sensitivity.
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