Yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of a fungus named candida. This fungus is found naturally in your body and is needed for good health but certain factors can cause it get out of control and cause such problems as vaginal thrush, oral thrush athletes foot etc. Identifying these factors are how to cure yest infection naturally and holistically.
First off you need to correctly diagnose yourself, here are the common symptoms of candida overgrowth;
#Skin and nail fungus, such as redness and/or itching around your fingernails and on your body such as eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes
#Feeling tired, or suffering from chronic fatigue or even fibromyalgia
#Digestive issues such as bloating, diarrhea or constipation
#Urinary tract infection
#Rectal itching or vaginal itching
#Mood Swings, depression or irritability
These are a few of the symptoms, a thing to keep in mind is that everyone’s body is different and will react in different ways.
Here Are Some Natural Treatments For Candida Overgrowth
Coconut oil has been shown to be quite effective, you can read more in the following studies (1,2). Coconut oil contains the following essential fatty acids (Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid, Lauric Acid) that are effective in fighting off candida particularly Caprylic acid. Coconut oil is also great for your immune system which will also aid in fighting off Candida overgrowth.
Look for extra virgin, organic cold pressed coconut oil. Take one to two table spoons per day, if you don’t notice results then up your dosage, coconut oil is natural and harmless so if you take too much your body will let you know by the way of mild stomach discomfort.
Apple cider vinegar has miraculous properties and it works in two ways to fight off candida. Firstly it helps to balance your gut flora which in turn will help to fight off an overgrowth of candida and secondly it helps to balance your ph. These factors will help improve your health overall. This can be found in grocery stores and health food stores, organic is best.
Garlic is a natural anti fungal against all sorts of different strains of fungus especially candida, here is a study showing this.
Get some rest. This alone is not likely to cure you but it definitely will help, along with this you can do things to strengthen your immune system, the combination of these two things as well as the natural treatments mentioned will help to rid your body of the nasty fungal infection.
Balance your body’s PH. There are many symptoms associated with a PH that is out of balance. A PH of 7.3-7.4 is optimal, however most people are too acidic from things such as refined sugar, refined white carbohydrates, alcohol, medications, stress etc. Acid reflux is a common symptom of a overly acidic body and here a few more symptoms.
An acidic body and candida overgrowth have a synergy so alkalizing your body is crucial not only to sorting out your candida problem but to your health in general. So what you want to do is to avoid these things:
#Too much coffee
#Too much alcohol
#Too much antibiotics
And here are some tips to alkalize your body.
#Citrus foods especially lemon (although they are acidic they will make your body more alkaline)
#Green vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables, cucumber, celery etc.
#Fruit especially water melon, avocados, kiwi etc.
#Green tea will help to alkalize you and is a healthier substitute to coffee
So why should you opt for a natural treatment over a prescription drug? Drugs have many side effects and some times candida can get a tolerance to certain fungicides over time meaning that you will constantly need a stronger dose. Healing yourself naturally is normally the safest way. Not to mention all of the strategies mentioned above will act as a prevention as well as a cure!