Candida lives naturally all throughout the environment. Most people never notice anything wrong with thier naturally occuring yeast (candida) in their bodies. Yes, we all have this natural fungus within us. The problem only arises when our digestive system doesn't work properly anymore. This can lead to a candida overgrowth, meaning too much of the fungus. At this point, we may call it "thrush" or a common "yeast infection", or any of the other names accompanied with too much candida.
If you've been online you'll notice a plethora of various treatments for yeast infections. Various problems are treated differently, for example thrush, the common name for candida in the mouth, is most likely treated with oral steriods. Thrush for example can occur in nursing infants, for which the mother is given a liquid medication that helps clear the thrush infection. More often than not, thrush can "cure itself" given a short amount of time.
A more annoying kind of Candida is called a yeast infection. For this it is common to use over the counter medications or creams that are applied topically to the vaginal area. Before you go buying any "crazy" creams be sure to check out some of the recommended creams on our site, or visit your doctor for the most accurate help and diagnosis of your specific case.
Natural Ways of Getting Rid of Candida
The most common natural cure for candida is a fairly radical change in diet (for most people), as it will be eliminating a lot of the most common foods we eat that cause candida overgrowth. Sugar is to be eliminated as much as possible for example. Sugar is a primary source of energy for the fungus so cutting out excessive amounts will give you great results in treating the condition. If we "naturally kill" the candida it cannot live. Thus, when the digestive system is fully functioning again, your candida should be gone.
As you can imagine, simply cutting out sugar is not easy for the average person. it's in almost everything we eat. Some of the main things to cut out from your diet include.
Many will notice a change fairly quickly upon starting a low-sugar diet. Hope to hear your stories of curing yourselves!
Treating Candida with Herbs
Another "popular" method that many use to treat yeast infections and candida is herbs. Studies have shown there are various herbs that help reduce the growth of candida. Some herbs may even kill it completely. For example, black walnut is a good anti-fungal food. The main active ingredient in black walnut is tannins. They have shown to kill yeasts, fungus and some parasites. Another critical ingredient is juglone. Juglone is a chemical that has also shown strong anti-fungal properties as well as antibiotic effects.
Barberry is a berry that has berberine. Berberine has both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, it can increase your immunity.
Burdock root is used for purifying the bloodstream and getting rid of toxins in the internal organs, which can help reduce candida as well.
If you are suffering from an overproduction of candida, there are many natural ways through diet that you can use in order to get rid of it. I recommend you read our free guide on the first page of this site to get more information.