According to some health experts, Candida infection is sweeping the west with symptoms such as continual fatigue, digestive disorders and skin issues. Few people realize that this condition can be effectively treated or even cured with a number of promising natural remedies. Candida infection can be dealt with from within the body – by using probiotic supplements, natural antifungal remedies and a healthy diet.
In order to fully understand the complexity of chronic candidiasis, one has to realize that this condition is usually caused by a naturally occurring yeast found in all human beings called Candida albicans. Under certain circumstances, this single-celled organism can wreak havoc on your body by overwhelming the beneficial gut bacteria and releasing various toxins into the bloodstream. Below are three natural options that may help those suffering from chronic Candida.
Probiotics. There’s a growing evidence underscoring the many health benefits of certain probiotic strains. For example, one type of probiotics called Lactobacillus acidophilus was shown to be effective against Candida albicans (the type of yeast causing Candida infection) and other gastrointestinal disorders. Positive elements of probiotics are felt all across the body.
Diet. It’s important to eat foods that are low in refined sugars because Candida thrives in an environment that is acidic or high in simple carbohydrates. You’ll also need to get the right foods into your diet. These include whole foods, fresh veggies & fruits, wholesome grass-fed meats, nuts and seeds.
Anti-fungals. Anti-fungal supplements directly reduce the Candida overgrowth in the body. Your doctor can prescribe you synthetic drugs such as Diflucan or Nystatin but many folks have had success with promising natural alternatives such as garlic and coconut oil.
Please always keep in mind that the aforementioned tips are not a magic bullet and that you should always consult with a qualified health care professional prior to making any lifestyle and/or dietary changes or starting any treatment program.
[box type="note"]Editor’s note: As previously mentioned in another article here, ‘chronic candidiasis’ or ‘systemic candidiasis’ is a controversial diagnosis that’s not widely accepted by physicians.[/box]