Candida (Yeast Infection)
Candida – What You Can Do
Once you have established that you have a yeast infection by reviewing symptoms and confirming the presence of causative background factors, there are a variety of dietary changes that you can make to help improve your health.
Here are some tips to help you make this change:
Refined sugar should be eliminated from your diet entirely as it encourages the growth of yeast.
Sources of this sugar include:
- maple syrup
- brown sugar
- corn syrup
- white granular sugar
Be sure to read all labels carefully because these sugars are used in many products you may normally buy off the grocery store shelves.
It is not recommended you eat fruit — or drink fruit juices — as they contain natural sugars that promote the growth of yeast.
It is not recommended you drink beer, wine or liquor as the alcohol also provides sugar and many of these products are fermented with yeast.
Use These Dietary Supplements
Increasing your intake of raw garlic and soluble fiber will help your body to fight the yeast infection.
Commonly recommended supplements include volatile oils, such as peppermint oil or oregano oil — these should only be taken in capsule form as the straight liquid may be toxic.
Note: Get plenty of sleep and keep your stress to a minimum as well.
Keeping your immune system’s “friendly” bacteria and Candida in proper balance can be a lot of work, but it’s a small price to pay to reclaim your good health and transform your life.