Low Estrogen And A Yeast Infection
Hi, there. Erik Bakker again from CandidaCrusher. Here's FAQ No. 4. This patient prefers to remain anonymous. Can low estrogen cause a yeast infection? Yes, absolutely. Having a high or low estrogenlevel can predispose a female towards a vaginal yeast infection. Estrogen has quite an interestingeffect on the vaginal tissue. So when there's not enough estrogen, the tissue can be quitedry and the person's much more prone to getting a bacterial or a yeastrelated infection. And if a person has too much estrogen or hastoo much mucous secretion, they can actually
also favor the reproduction of many yeastin this area. Many females will notice an increase in yeast infections before theirperiod or around perimenopause time for this reason when changes in estrogen occur. So, yes, to answer your question, a low estrogencan cause a yeast infection.
Natural Treatments for Menopause
Hey, guys, Axe here, of naturalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . Today I'm going to talk to you about menopause naturaltreatments including the best diet and supplements for menopause. I guarantee after you learnthese five secrets, you're going to see great results immediately. In fact, I think you'llstart seeing results in 24 hours with your menopause symptoms going away if you followthese tips. Let's start off with diet, the top foods thatare causing hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms you might be struggling with. Thefirst food you've got to get out of your diet is processed sugar. Surprisingly, processedsugar wreaks more havoc than anything and
here's the big reason. It causes yeast andcandida overgrowth in your gut, which is also responsible for hormone production. Again,the big problem with sugar is it causes inflammation along with yeast overgrowth in the body. You'vegot to get rid of processed sugar. The second food you've got to get out is processedsoy. Soy products, unless it's fermented like natto, you want to get completely out becauseit contains certain types of estrogens that aren't good for your body. Number three, conventional meats, they'repacked with hormones, steroids, antibiotics, and they're fed genetically modified organisms.We know the hormones from the meat you eat
can affect your hormones, in turn causingissues like hot flashes, low energy levels, low sex drive and much more. Again, stay awayfrom conventional meat products. The next food you want to stay away from ispackaged foods. Packaged foods typically contain hydrogenated oils and refined flours. Gettingrid of those would be wise. Also, artificial sweeteners, Splenda, sucralose, also aspartameknown as NutraSweet. Those artificial sweeteners will wreak havoc on your hormones. Last but not least, in general, also get ridof any type of gluten. Gluten in your diet causes inflammation of your gut lining, whichcan even lead to autoimmune disease. If you're
struggling with anything autoimmune relatedand have menopause symptoms, it's definitely because of issues like gluten. The next thing you want to do is here arethe top foods that can help balance your hormones and help you get rid of menopause symptoms.The first one is going to be healthy fats such as avocado. Avocado is high in potassium,magnesium and omega9 fats, which are great for hormones. Also, omega3 fatty acids, consumingthings like wild caught salmon and other wild caught fish, they're high in EPA DHA, whichcan help your hormones and is very important as well. Grass fed beef is great. Grass fedbeef is full of iron as well as omega3 fats.
A few other foods that are great. Berriesare high in antioxidants, specifically polyphenols. I wouldn't consume a lot of fruit, but theone type of fruit you should be eating a lot of is berries. Things like pomegranate aregreat as well. Also, flax seeds. In fact, there are medicalstudies showing that flax seeds and flax meal can help balance hormones. I would do sproutedflax meal or chia or hemp. Doing sprouted seeds, a couple of tablespoons in a morningsuperfood smoothie is always great as well. Coconut products. Coconut oil is the idealfat for you to consume and a great oil for you to cook with. It's great for blood sugarlevels and balance.
Last but not least, this is the number onesuperfood category for those with menopause symptoms, is cruciferous vegetables such ascauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, turnips, kale. I would go online and lookup or go to DrAxe , my website, and look up Axe cruciferous vegetables. I havea whole list there for you. Adding in cruciferous vegetables, here's thesecret. Cruciferous vegetables contain something called indole3carbanol, which helps yourbody get rid of excess phytoestrogens and bad hormones. It really helps detox. It'slike hormonal detox. It's like a menopause detox. Getting lots of cruciferous vegetablescan help.