Natural Health Hygiene How to Treat a Yeast Infection Naturally
Yeast infections are common in women, butthey can also be found in children and in men. I'm Lauren Roy for Sugar Hollow Farmin Phillipston, Mass. Yeast infections are very unpleasant. The first thing you needto do if you think you have a yeast infection is have it checked out, diagnosed properly.Be careful taking any of the overthecounter medicines because they can have side effects.You can treat it naturally with acidophilus, which comes in a capsule form. Get the kindthat you have to keep in your refrigerator. And double up on that and that will help balancethe amount of yeast in your body. You can also use yogurt nutritionally as well as topicallyto balance the amount of yeast in your body,
which we all have yeast. It's just that sometimesit overgrows and becomes unpleasant. So you have to bring it back down to a normal amountand it's very helpful to do that naturally. You just eat your yogurt, make sure that it'sthe kind that has the active cultures, and you take your acidophilus, drink plenty ofwater, keep yourself clean, and wear cotton underwear. You also want to make sure thatif you're taking antibiotics, you are also eating yogurt andor taking acidophilus becauseantibiotics can sometimes cause yeast infections. This is Lauren Roy for Sugar Hollow Farm inPhillipston, Mass.
Garlic Special Anti Candida Food 1
Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher, here with another tutorial for you today. This time we're going to talkabout garlic; about the benefits of garlic as a Candida crushing food. So this is tutorialnumber one in terms of the Candida crushing foods. Garlic would have to be one of my number onefavorite foods to get a person to incorporate into their diet if they want to crush Candida.Garlic, along with other alliumcontaining vegetables, such as red and brown onions,spring onions, shallots, leaks; these foods are very good to fight a yeast infection.And, in fact, I've written in my book that
I believe that when I can finally convincethe person to incorporate these foods into their diet on a regular basis, is when they'reluck begins to turn in terms of eradicating the yeast infection. So garlic has been used as a food now forapproximately 7,000 years. The Egyptians used garlic. The Greeks used a lot of garlic. Alot of people think garlic was used to flavor foods, but in fact, it wasn't. And like Oregano,garlic was originally incorporated into the diet to help to wipe out microbes, parasites,bacteria and yeast. People didn't know what those bugs were back then, but they did knowthat when they ate those foods, it made them
feel a lot better. So, we'll talk a lot moreabout Oregano and then a Mediterranean connection there with microbial inhibition as well inanother tutorial. Garlic is an interesting vegetable and iscertainly one of my favorites. I tend to eat quite a lot of garlic in my diet. It has verypowerful activities. Research, I think it was in 1979 at the Indiana University in America,showed very strong antifungal activity with garlic over many different strains of yeast.Research has also shown in 2000, not that long ago, that garlic, in fact, is just aspowerful as Ketoconazole or Nystatin when it comes to eradicating yeast. So you don'tneed to take these drugs; you just need to
incorporate garlic into your diet. So there are two particularly strong componentsof garlic which have this activity, allicin and alanine. Allicin seems to be quite strongand Alanine seems to be quite strong. And there are a lot of arguments as to which oneis stronger than the other. I've also read a lot of research saying that when you cutfresh garlic, the content of these oils tends to increase and then decrease. It makes moresense to have this stuff fresh in your diet. So what I like people to do with a yeast infectionis to start off with just a small clove every day like I've got here. You can see this cloveis not peeled. So what I've done is I've peeled
a clove here; I've just crushed it and thenwhat you can do is just crush a small clove. And when you crush it, it will generally breakopen and fall apart anyway like this one has. And you can just swallow it like a capsuleor a tablet. Good to have this with a proteincontaining meal. A bigger clove you can cut up in piecesand incorporate in your food and eat it or you can crush the juice out of it and mixthat in with a salad or salad dressing. There are many ways you can use raw garlic. Crushit, get the oil out of it, mix it with a little bit of oil like Olive oil, rub it on yourtoenails. You can drop garlic juice directly on a nail. I know a lot of women who makegarlic tampons. They actually thread the garlic
which they've peeled on a piece of stringand insert that and leave that in for several hours. So there are many ways you can incorporategarlic into a diet. And I've written extensively on garlic in Candida Crusher, Chapter 7, Section4, you can read a lot more about it. So tablets, capsules or fresh, what shouldI do? I think you should do fresh and I also think you should also do cooked and incorporategarlic into your supplement, into your antifungal regime as well. Something with a small percentagethere of an active ingredient usually will be okay. Try and incorporate garlic in yourdiet on a regular basis. So I hope that answers some of your questionson garlic. Thank you.