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What is Candida?

More and more in our culture the name “yeast infection” and “Candida” are making there way into our common vocabulary. What is Candida? Candida is a form of yeast that is found in the human digestive system and skin. It traditionally is found in a balanced relationship with the bacteria that grow there and when in balance is not considered a horrible pathogen. It is most commonly thought of as creating vaginal yeast infections in women. Unfortunately we are discovering more and more that Candida is an epidemic in our culture. The good news is that through altering our diets and taking in basic supplements such as Grapefruit Seed Extract, Uva Ursi, Plant Tannins, garlic, and/or Chinese Herbs this epidemic can be stopped in its tracks.

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Yeast Infection Home Remedy, Candida Diet with Grapefruit Seed

The easiest solution for any form of yeast infection is to target one’s diet, which in itself can be an effective yeast infection home remedy. Sugar and carbohydrates should be removed from the diet as soon as possible. This can be quite difficult as there is a phenomenon I have witnessed in my clinic, which I would describe as the “Yeast Mind.” For some individuals, sugar is an addiction, and giving up sweets can be very, very difficult. If this is the case, I would suggest seeking the advice of a qualified specialist as there are many aids along the path which can help reduce sugar cravings.

To help keep the blood sugar levels balanced I would recommend increasing the consumption of green leafy vegetables and protean. Digestive enzymes can play an important role in helping keep sugar cravings down especially when taken with well-rounded meals.

To these basic changes in diet I would also recommend adding in beneficial bacteria, often referred to as “Probiotics” to help balance the internal flora in your intestines. Often times simply adding in these bacteria alone can cause a chronic vaginal yeast infection to clear up in a matter of days. There are many forms of pro-biotics all of which can be found online and at your local health food store.

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