Natural Remedies: Candida Yeast Overgrowth Treatment , Symptoms and Prevention
What Is Candida and What Is Candida Overgrowth?
Candida is a yeast-like fungi naturally produced in the digestive system, as well as the vagina, mouth and the skin. Candida yeast overgrowth and yeast infections are typically caused by a strand of yeast called Candida Albicans. We are going to discuss candida yeast overgrowth treatment a bit further along, as well as candida yeast overgrowth symptoms and prevention. But first let’s talk more about what candida is, what is candida overgrowth, and what it does to our health.
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What is Candidiasis Caused By?
The normal growth of candida is quite minimal, and regulated by the good bacteria in the body. Candida overgrowth, or candidiasis, happens when the good bacteria in the body are disrupted by the bad. The balance between candida and the good bacteria becomes out-of-whack, to use the scientific term.
This imbalance causes candida to morph into a more aggressive fungal state, which spreads and releases a vast array (around 80) of different toxins throughout the body. These poisons will weaken the immune system, causing any number of bodily health issues.
There are foods that can cause candida overgrowth, but some other causes can be as follows:
- heavy metal toxicity
- high blood sugar levels
- not getting enough sleep for a long period of time
- being overweight
- hormonal imbalances
- chronic stress
Can Antibiotics Cause Yeast Infections?
Actually, using antibiotics is the biggest cause of Candida infections. Antibiotics weaken the immune system and kill our good bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that antibiotics are responsible for sending 142,500 people to emergency rooms each year.
Antibiotics can also cause the following issues:
- Joint swelling
- Ruptured tendons
- Skin reactions
- Memory loss
- Hearing problems
- Detached retinas
- Organ damage
- Vision problems
Steroids and birth control pills also mess with our hormones, creating a thriving environment within us for candida to mutate and multiply.
Just a quote for you from Michael T. Murray, ND (Textbook of Natural Medicine)::
“Chronic candidiasis is a classic example of a ‘multifactorial’ condition. Effective treatment involves much more than killing the yeast with anti-fungal agents, whether synthetic or natural.”
Foods That Cause Candida Overgrowth
It is a good idea, obviously, to discover the foods that cause candida overgrowth and avoid them, as much as possible.
Here is a list of foods that cause candida overgrowth:
- Artificial sweeteners
- Gravy mixes like Oxo, Bovril and Bisto
- Processed meats (hot dogs and sausages, corned beef, patrami and other luncheon meats)
- Pickles and pickled foods
- Vinegar and condiments containing vinegar (ketchup, mustard, mayo, barbecue sauce, salad dressings, etc.)
- Peanuts and peanut butter
- Soy sauce
- Canned fruit and fruit juices
- Bread, buns, corn flour, cereals and other refined grain products
- Ciders and root beer
Candida Yeast Overgrowth Symptoms
If you are not sure that what you are experiencing is candida overgrowth or not, here are some key candida yeast overgrowth symptoms:
- Incessant fatigue
- Brain fog
- Digestive problems (diarrhea, gas, bloating, constipation, nausea and cramps)
- Oral thrush- symptoms include redness in your mouth or on your gums, white bumps or lesions on your tongue or your throat, difficulty swallowing)
- Joint Pain
- Depressed mood
- Food sensitivities
- Frequent sinus infections and / or skin and nail infections
- Weakened immune system (usually a result of an imbalanced gut flora or leaky gut)
Read this article for more details about each of these symptoms.
Candida Yeast Overgrowth Prevention
Aside from stress reduction, taking antifungals and probiotics (and avoiding antibiotics and steroids), and most importantly, as you probably guessed…
DIET is key.
Adhering to the following dietary principles will balance your gut microbiota and prevent candida yeast overgrowth:
Candida Yeast Overgrowth Diet
- Eat gut-microbiota-balancing foods
- Avoid sugar
- Drink more water
- Eliminate gluten
- Eat non-starchy foods, like vegetables (non-starchy ones)
- Consume healthy fats and proteins
- Eat low-sugar fruits
- Eat fermented foods, like sauerkraut
- Reduce caffeine
- Minimize alcohol consumption
- Minimize wheat
Foods that Fight Candida Overgrowth
This will be a tad redundant, but here is a simple list of foods that fight candida overgrowth:
- Coconut Oil
- Seaweed and algae
- Cayenne Pepper
- Turmeric (curcumin)
- Olive Oil
- Lemon And Lime Juice
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Papaya seeds
- Bone Broth
- Fermented foods
Natural Remedies: Candida Yeast Overgrowth Treatment
Here are some natural treatments that you can use to treat vaginal yeast infections. If you suffer from recurring yeast infections, remember that fixing your gut health is a good way to prevent them.
- Antifungal baths
Add a few drops of tea tree oil or oregano oil to bath water. Do this daily, increasing the amount of oil each day, until you see results.
- Coconut oil
Apply coconut oil topically like you would any cream.
- Garlic cloves
Apply a clean garlic clove overnight.
- Plain Probiotic Yogurt
Yogurt can be applied topically, like a cream.
- Boric acid
Available as a powder or in gel capsules.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Apply with a cotton swab to affected areas.
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Does Candida Cause Allergies?
Yes, candida yeast causes allergies. Or it certainly can. An excessive histamine response in the body is produced as a result of candida fungus. I would strongly suggest a candida test. This site offers 4 free ones.
Wow. That is a lot of lists! It’s like I got a new machine gun that shoots bullet points. Well, it is a lot of information, and I was trying to be concise…
And that should pretty well cover the basics of candida yeast overgrowth treatment, symptoms and of course, prevention, by way of the main foods that fight candida overgrowth, as well as some foods to avoid, and some natural remedies for candida overgrowth.
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