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Candida vs. Good Health
Candida albicans, a parasitic yeast-like fungus or mold which normally exist in the mouth, stomach and vaginas of healthy individuals, may be the cause of many misdiagnosed illnesses and frequent doctors’ visits.

Candidiasis, also known as a yeast infection, occurs primarily when the body’s immune system is compromised or when our “good” intestinal bacteria, which keep Candida in check, are destroyed. Both situations enable Candida albicans to grow and flourish.

Other conditions that allow candida to flourish are using of some prescription drugs (especially antibiotics), stress, pregnancy, being overweight, diabetes, psoriasis, and bacterial infections.

The endotoxins produced by candida have been linked to insomnia, painful joints, fatigue, mood swings, depression, headaches and frequent infections of the ears, nose and throat.

Candida fighters
Goldenseal, a natural antibiotic herb, is a tonic for the female reproductive system and, as an immune system stimulator, is helpful for fighting all infections. The berberine it contains blocks bacterial growth, including Candida albicans.

Garlic is one of the most potent antimicrobial and antifungal agents known. It was used by Albert Schweitzer to treat amebic dysentery and by Louis Pasteur as an antibacterial. One of the most thoroughly researched and important effects is as an antimicrobial agent. Garlic has demonstrated potent antifungal qualities that are especially active against Candida albicans. Several studies have found it to be more potent than several of the traditional allopathic anti-fungal agents, including Nystatin and Gentian violet. Garlic is one of the richest sources of the element germanium, a potent inducer of interferon and effective against certain cancers by modulating the immune response.

Like their garlic cousins, onions have been given credit for a lot of medicinal and health benefits. They contain many sulfite compounds similar to those in garlic. These compounds are highly antimicrobial and antifungal making onions ideal for fighting candida.

Echinacea is an antiseptic and anti-infection herb that helps stimulate the immune system. Scientific research indicates antibiotic activity, cortisone-like activity, promotion of wound healing, production of systemic interferon and stimulation of T-cell lymphocytes.

A recent German trial found echinacea to be far superior to pharmaceutical treatments for vaginitis (candida infection of the vagina). Researchers found a 60% recurrence of vaginal yeast infection when treated with a pharmaceutical anti-fungal cream but only a 16% recurrence for those given an echinacea supplementation.

Spice oils are often good fungus fighters, but oregano is king. It kills Candida on contact both internally and topically. As well, it boosts the immune system to help the body fight Candida, parasites and other infections.

Adding high fiber supplements enhances the effectiveness of candida prevention and treatment programs. Diets low in nutrients and fiber may contribute to Candida overgrowth as they alter the pH of the G.I. tract. This negatively affects the friendly bacteria that thrive in a narrow pH range, but does not inhibit Candida, which proliferates comfortably in a wider range of pH conditions.

Tea tree oil is helpful in treating topical outbreaks of Candida. It is most useful for hard to treat outbreaks such those occurring vaginally or on the feet.

Diet and hygiene are keys to any Candida fighting program. In addition to the herbal treatments listed above;
  • Avoid pharmaceutical antibiotics unless absolutely necessary.
  • Avoid chemicals & preservatives wherever possible.
  • Eat pure sugar-free foods.
  • Practice stress-management techniques.
  • Never wear damp clothing.
  • Use pure unscented soap
  • Don’t use scented detergent or fabric softeners.
  • Add yogurt to your daily diet.
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