Modern Living Triggers Yeast Infections In Many Different Ways
In this modern age we live in, our bodies are absorb an intense cocktail of different toxins and metals.
From the medicines that we take, the food that we eat, the lotions we rub into our skin, and even in our dental fillings… this creates a huge challenge for our body to effectively rid itself from these toxins.
This manifests itself in a variety of symptoms and health problems, among them is candida overgrowth… that causes the symptoms of yeast infection to appear.
The perfect conditions for a yeast infection:
- The presence of heavy metals in the body (led, silver, mercury) coming from food
- Exposure to air pollution
- Certain medicines
- Dental fillings (contain 50% amalgam)
Too much heavy metal (not the music genre)
When there is toxic metal overload in the intestine, the intestinal lining produces extra mucus to block metals from being absorbed into the blood stream.
The problem is that this mucus creates an environment, which lacks oxygen, thus encourages bacteria and fungi like organisms such as candida yeast to grow out of control.
Your Body Uses Your Dental Fillings For Protection
Candida binds to heavy metals (even in your amalgam fillings) and overgrows as the body desperately attempts to protect itself against heavy metal poisoning.
A deep metal detoxification combined with the gradual removal of amalgam dental filling and replacing them with safer white fillings is one of the most important and fundamentals steps in battling candida yeast infection and restoring the body back into balance.
Candida Yeast Infection Treatment : Desensitization (EPD) For Candida
There is a relatively effective though one-dimensional treatment for candida yeast infection called immunotherapy.
In this treatment, yeast infection patients are ordered to avoid the consumption of basically all yeasty foods and sugary foods and are given allergenic substances in dilute doses normally in the form of oral drops or injection to enhance the immune abilities of the body and reduce the allergic response.
The method also called Enzyme Potentiated Desensitization (EPD) was developed by Len McEwen, M.D. (London) in the mid-60’s. The newest form of this treatment is called Low Dose Allergens or LDA.
In this treatment the patients receive up to three injections every two months and for a maximum period of two years, depending on the patients response to the therapy.
The response of the EPD treatment for candida yeast infection varies among patients. Some patients may experience sudden and dramatic improvement that wears off in time while some need increased doses through longer intervals until improvement is maintained.
Either way, EPD is not a permanent solution for candida. EPD is a one-dimensional treatment that focuses merely on the dietary and allergy reaction factor that triggers candida overgrowth. EPD’s effects wear off in time and If you have significant gut problems, bacterial infections, parasites or systematic candida, EPD will not work.
Candida Diet – SECRET Dietary Treatment Revealed
Recent research indicates that the right diet plan is highly effective in preventing candida infections.
Before discussing the connection between candida diet and its impact on yeast infection, we’ll take a quick look at what candida infection is and discuss the specific conditions that bring it on.
Candida is the scientific name for single cell microbes found in the most areas of the body: the intestines, the genitals, the mouth etc.
These microbes are kept in-check by beneficial bacteria and an operational immune system. But a combination of certain conditions can wreck this healthy balance.
Candida can grow out of control and take on a root-like structure to damage the mucous membranes of the gut. Invading the bloodstream and causing the well known symptoms related to yeast infection.
There are many factors that bring on yeast infection. Some of these factors are related closely to food.
Observing diet plans that can prevent yeast infection from spreading is the first and one of the basic moves in and make to holistic Candida therapy.
1. Stop eating a refined sugar and carbohydrates
Refined sugar (which includes simple carbohydrates such as molasses and honey) and other refined carbohydrates (such as white flour, white rice, any type of cereals etc.) are all
food for candida. Consuming such foods can make candida breed.
To prevent candida overgrowth, use Stevia instead of sugar and use whole grain non-gluten products (such as brown rice, buck wheat bread) to replace refined carbohydrates.
2. Foods that contain yeast or mold
- Apple cider vinegar, white vinegar
- Dried fruits
- Canned vegetables (and some condiments)
- Pickled foods
- Fermented products and condiments that contain vinegar like ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, salad dressings plus root beers and cider
These foods can encourage Candida and should not be eaten.
3. To fight Candida your immune system needs to be strong
Using antibiotics can debilitate your immune system and kill off friendly bacteria. Therefore, many nutritionists recommend that their patients stop using antibiotics and reduce intake of dairy products that may also contain antibiotics.
Since strengthening the immune system is an integral part of preventing yeast infections, daily consumption of garlic can lessen the likelihood of recurrent yeast infections.
4. Avoid Dairy
Dairy products and cow’s milk products in particular, should be avoided to because they can lead to allergic reactions create excessive mucus and take longer to digest.
Better alternatives to dairy products of Cow’s milk are organic goat and sheep’s milk products.
5. The right pH
To stop Candida overgrowth, it is important to maintain the right acid-alkaline balance. That means the right “pH” level in your blood.
pH is measured on a scale that goes from zero to fourteen where fourteen is the most alkaline, seven is neutral and zero is the most acid.
Your body functions best in the range of PH 7.35 and 7.45 for acidity in the blood. Any extra acidity makes for a context where candida multiplies.
An alkaline food plan, which is based on consumption of alkaline forming foods can help you regain your alkaline quotient to better control candida growth. These include foods with calcium, cesium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, almonds, green juices, and most fresh vegetables etc).
…With moderate consumption of foods that form acids (most meats, fish, dairy and grain products).
6. Veggies rich in beta carotene
A study by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York revealed that eating foods rich in betacarotene (a natural substance that’s converted into vitamin A in the body) offers some protection against yeast infections.
Veggies such as (starting with highest concentrations):
- Sweet potatoes
- Dark leafy greens
- Butternut squash
- Red bell peppers
- Podded peas
Remember that Candida diets can be very good for halting all kinds of yeast infections, but that they are only the first part of a full holistic therapy.
This article is based on the book, “Yeast Infection No More” by Linda Allen. Linda is an author, researcher, nutritionist and health consultant who dedicated her life to creating the ultimate holistic yeast infection solution guaranteed to permanently cure the root of candida and dramatically improve the overall quality of your life, naturally, without the use prescription medication and without any side effects. Learn more by visiting her website: www.YeastInfectionNoMore.com