How to Cure Candida in 6 Steps
Hey, guys. Axe here, of functionalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . Today I'm going to share with you the exact diet, treatmentand supplements you need to take the clear Candida from your body. And this is what Ireally consider to be my SixStep Candida Cure Diet Protocol. And you're going to seeamazing results with this protocol. And let me say this first, what is Candida?Candida is the overgrowth of yeast and bad bacteria in your body and it can cause somemajor symptoms that you want to get rid of. And so some of the symptoms of Candida caninclude any type of fatigue issue. If you struggle with chronic fatigue or adrenal fatigue,those can be related to Candida.
Any type of leaky gut issue. Leaky gut isintestinal permeability, where proteins like gluten can leak through your gut and causeinflammation of your body. So if you have food sensitivities or if you have digestiveissues like gas and bloating, also if you have any problem related to the thyroid, thosecan be warning signs you have Candida. Also if you get yeast in your body. If younotice, let's say, yeast or whiteness on your tongue or if you ever get chronic yeast infectionsor coming down with the cold and flu often, those can be warning signs that you have Candida.And, of course, also with Candida any sort of other digestive issues, like irritablebowel syndrome or chronic diarrhea or constipation
or even acid reflux, those are warning signsthat you might have Candida. And last but not least, is a sluggish metabolism.If you aren't losing weight and burning fat like you know you should be, those are warningsigns you could have Candida, along with actually even bad breath and lack of detoxification.Those are some major warning signs. So here are the six things you need to do to eliminateCandida fast. Number one, you need to stop consuming somuch sugar. Now, I know that's obvious. That's something that I think most of us realizeis that sugar feeds yeast in your body. But again, you have got to get rid of processedsugar, fruit juices, any sort of added sugar
to any sort of product sweetener. Even mostpackaged products and fast foods are also high in sugar. Even things like pasta saucesand crackers, you'd be surprised, but sugar is added to almost everything. So again, eliminate especially the processedsugar out of your diet. As a replacement, I recommend using a little bit of Stevia,which is a nocalorie natural sweetener and then about one to three teaspoons a day ofmanuka honey. Okay? Those are the sweeteners you should be using if you have Candida. Number two. You need to eliminate grains fromyour diet. Why? Because grains turn into sugar
and they also tend to be more inflammatory.And so again, getting those grains out of your diet, especially wheat products and glutencontaininggrains, that's step number two. Instead, do a lot more vegetables and maybe some starchycarbs. Number three thing you have to do to clearCandida from you system, is support your spleen. Now, this is cuttingedge information thata lot of people don't realize. And this is a practice in Ancient China that is oftenused by acupuncturists today. But they have found that the number one cause of Candidais a weakened spleen. And so if you have spleen issues, and spleen is responsible for digestionof the body, producing red blood cells in
your system. And so the spleen is a very importantorgan. In order to support the spleen, there area couple things you need to do. But really the spleen is supported by starchy foods,especially squash, things like sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and also even doing certaintypes of beans like lentils and mung beans. So again, getting some of those good starchycarbs. And that's really where your sweetness shouldcome from. A little bit of butternut squash, acorn squash, foods like that that has thatmild sweetness. That's the only sweet you should be really getting in your diet. Again,with no processed sugar and, again, very low
Natural Treatment of Yeast Infections Using Oil of Oregano
Oil of Oregano and Yeast Infections By James Meschino, DC, MS, ND I want to talk to you about yeast infectionsand treating them with oil of oregano. Oil of oregano has constituents that have beenshown amazingly to kill viruses, bacteria and a host of other microorganisms, includingthe fungus that leads do Candida albicans infections or yeast infections.Oil of oregano works like a natural antibiotic. This is especially true for the P73 wild oreganoblend, the form I use and recommend; it has
the best research behind it. Studies at GeorgetownUniversity Medical Center show the fungal fighting properties of the P73 wild oreganoblend to be very effective, especially with respect to Candida albicans, common yeastinfections. Oil of oregano also kills 30 different strainsof harmful bacteria; it kills the coronaviruses, which are the second leading cause of thecommon cold. Oil of oregano is effective because of the volatile oils it contains, called thymoland carvacrol, which directly kill these different microbes.With respect to yeast infections, what is the Candida albicans story? Well, even whenyour skin and body are healthy, there is still
bacteria and yeast that are growing in yourskin, in your mouth, nose, digestive and urogenital tract that really don't create a problem.But under certain circumstances, the Candida albicans will begin to grown and upset thebalance of the bacteria. This will typically result in an infection known as PolysystemicChronic Candidiasis (PCC). Here are a few of the situations that canlead to an overgrowth of Candida in our bodies â€“â€¢ Using antibiotics on a regular basis. When you use antibiotics on a regular basis,you can become much more susceptible to PCC. â€¢ Overusing steroid drugs, like Prednisone,can create such a situation, as well.
â€¢ Oral contraceptives can also increasethe likelihood of Candida overgrowth because it changes the pH balance, allowing thesethings to grow more easily. â€¢ Hormonal changes that women can experience,especially during pregnancy, can make them more susceptible to PCC, as well.â€¢ Using a lot of refined sugars fuels Candida organisms. They feed on refined sugars, soif there are a lot of refined sugars or your blood sugar is high, that feeds into the growthof these things. â€¢ Any factors that weaken your immune systemwill give Candida a greater chance of overgrowth â€“ too much alcohol, certain nutrient deficiencies,stress hormones and immunosuppressant drugs,
like Prednisone and Cyclosporine which canalso increase the opportunity for what's called opportunistic infection.The physical signs of Candida appear differently in different systems of the body, but theycan be as follows â€“ â€¢ Sugar cravingsâ€¢ Carbohydrate cravings â€¢ Chronic bloating and crampsâ€¢ Depression, irritability, difficulty concentrating and frequent mood swingsâ€¢ Muscle or joint aches â€¢ A feeling of weakness or more fatiguethan usual â€¢ Weight gainâ€¢ Binge eating
â€¢ Water retentionâ€¢ Urogenital symptoms, such as frequent infections, itching or dischargeâ€¢ An increase in headache frequency or intensity â€¢ PMSâ€¢ Skin rashes â€¢ Food allergiesIf you have any of these constellations of symptoms, any combination, you might wantto see your and get some blood tests done to see if you have a yeast infection.Your would perform what's called the immunodiffusion test, which is an FDAapproved test that will look for antibody levels against Candida. It's a good testto have done. Another is the Candida albicans
How to Treat a Skin Yeast Infection Naturally
Use coconut oil. Coconut oil contains three different fattyacids (caprylic, capric lauric acids) that are fungicidal, which means they kill fungisuch as Candida and other species. These fatty acids within coconut oil killyeast by destroying their cell walls, so it's very unlikely and difficult for fungi to gainresistance against them. Buy a good quality coconut oil (it's likelyto be a solid instead of a liquid) and rub some it into your yeast infection 3x per day. You should see results (less redness and itching)within a week.
Coconut oil is also a popular remedy for fightingsystemic (internal) Candida yeast infections, although its taken orally in such situations. Coconut oil is also effective against bacterialskin infections and other kind of skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, which can looksimilar to yeast fungal skin infections. Try tea tree oil. Application of tea tree oil, an extract ofmelaleuca alternifolia, can also be effective on yeast fungal infections of the skin becauseit has strong antimicrobial properties and works well as a fungicide.
Tea tree oil also boosts immunity, which canbe helpful in preventing initial infections and reinfections of Candida and other fungi. Start with 2 3 drops of the tea tree oil onyour skin infection, 3x daily for at least a couple of weeks and see how it works. Tea tree oil has been a popular antimicrobialand antiinflammatory for many years in Australia, but has become better known in the U S.over the last decade or so. Tea tree oil can cause both skin irritationand allergic reactions in some people who are especially sensitive, but the prevalenceis rare.
As such, test a little on some healthy skinbefore applying it to your yeast infection. Consider oil of oregano. Oil of oregano contains a couple of differentcompounds (carvacrol and thymol) that are both strong fungicides. These compounds completely inhibit Candidaand other fungi via dehydration they dry out and eventually die. Oil of oregano is quite strong and can causea burning sensation on skin, so make sure to dilute it with vitamin E or some cod liveroil water won't work well to dilute because
it doesn't mix with oils. Mix 12 drops of oregano oil with the samequantity of vitamin E or fish oil and apply it your skin infection 3x daily for a coupleweeks and make note of the progress. Taken sublingually (in the mouth under thetongue), oil of oregano seems to stimulate the immune system and help prevent most typesof infections. Keep your immune system strong. With any type of infection (fungal, bacterialor viral), true prevention and protection depends on a strong and healthy immune response.
Your immune system is made up of specializedwhite blood cells that are designed to search for and destroy potential pathogens such asfungi. However, when your immune system is weakeneddue to the abovementioned reasons, diseasecausing microorganisms can grow and spread virtuallyunchecked. Thus, focus on boosting your natural immunityin order to combat yeast infections and stay healthy. Getting more quantity and better quality ofsleep, eating more fresh produce, eating less refined sugars (sodas, candy, deserts), reducingyour alcohol consumption, quitting smoking,