Fats, But the Healthy Ones!
People scrunch at the very thought of fats and oils but yes, if the need is to get rid of Candida then there are some good fats and oils which will definitely help in killing Candida.
The healthy fats help in the absorption of nutrients and regulate the hormones periodically enriching the source of energy in the body. This in turn fuels more energy for both physical as well as mental activities. It is better to consume olive oils which have monounsaturated fats which activates one’s immune system, and helps in parting with the high blood sugar integers. Higher blood sugar obviously culminates to greater yeast growth. When consuming higher fats, make sure they are not the saturated ones because those are not healthy for the heart. However, coconut oil, although saturated can be effective in killing Candida because of its anti-bacterial properties. So you can either consume a spoonful of the oil directly, or prepare foods using it or use it as a salad spread.
A study revealed the significant activity of four different Algerian honey’s for fighting Candida albicans and rhodotorula species. Undiluted with different concentrations were studied in vitro (70%, 50%, 30% and 10%). It was observed that for the Rhodotorula sp., there was a certain inhibition range but when it came to Candida albicans it showed resistance in all concentrations. The MIC indicated (70.09-93.48) % for Candida albicans and 4.90-99.70% in case of Rhodotorula sp. (see table below)
This study goes to show that although not at the same rate but honey does seem to have an inhibitory effect on the Candida species that is responsible for multiple infections. So it is highly advisable to include some raw honey into ones diet to fight off Candida yeast infections.
Say Yes to Seaweeds
If you are suffering from the several hazardous effects of Candida overgrowth and you want to find a simpler way to take them down, then start feeding on some healthy seaweed which has the properties to fight Candida efficiently. They are capable of removing the excessive and harmful toxins and metals via the digestive tract. Those with Candida infections suffer from hypothyroidism and being a source of iodine, seaweed helps to balance the thyroid levels and eliminate the chances of fatigue, skin issues, and weight gain and so on.
Yes, Veggies; No Candida!
Vegetables with low starch level and low sugar are beneficial in killing Candida. Rutabaga and onions have been found to work wonderful for this purpose. Rutabaga however may increase the effect of Candida in certain people so it is better to do a small test by consuming a little portion of the vegetables before continuing for the long run. Onions are helpful in eliminating excess fluid and therefore they also help in bloating conditions. Vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage help in killing Candida since they have sulfur and nitrogen compounds called isothiocyanates.
Besides these vegetables, fruits and certain spices act advantageous to eliminate Candida, like: ginger, cayenne pepper, cloves, ginger, garlic and cinnamon. Cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and it helps in damaging the yeast effectively. Whereas ginger has shogaols and gingerols which are anti-inflammatory compounds and help ginger to kill some of those Candida yeasts. It also aids the liver in the Candida detoxing activity.
Apart from these, probiotics are being researched upon for successful prevention of Candida. One such research published in 2010 aimed to find the significance of probiotics in newborns with late onset of sepsis as well as neurological outcome. 249 candidates were divided in three groups out of which one was (83 subjects) supplemented with Lac. reuteri, another (83 subjects) with Lac. rhamnosus and another 83 subjects without any supplementation. It was observed that Candida colony were more evident in stool samples of the control subjects than that of in the ones with supplementation.
This case goes to show that probiotics can be a great supplement in people for fighting off Candida. With the right medication and the right choice of food, warding off Candida can be a simple task at hand without having to suffer from infections and even inhibit extra growth of Candida in case of a pre-existing infection.
Caprylic Acid: Coconut Oil
The Caprylic acid happens to be a fatty acid and one of the major components of Coconut oil. These days, you get the availability of this acid in the form of a tablet. And herbal practitioners prescribe the consumption of these tablets to cure Candida yeast overgrowth. The best part about this acid is that it is a type of saturated acid, and the complex part of it is triglycerides in medium-chain. Hence, the body is going to use the fat to produce fuel for powering the body functions, and never ever there is the threat for accumulation of unhealthy fats.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Another wonderful natural remedy to permanently cure Candida yeast overgrowth from the root-cause is the extract of Grapefruit seeds. Being completely natural, you can stay assured that this agent will produce the most delightful outcome and most importantly, it will never ever trigger any adverse health reactions. This extract has got the capacity to check the uncontrolled growth of the yeasts, and it brings a balance in the pH level in the gut, producing an effective solution to the trouble. Most importantly, even if you are not suffering from Candida yeast infection, you can still include this agent in your diet as it will enable you to prevent such troubles.
The anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties in Clove make it one of the best remedies to Yeast infection. These days, you will get easy availability of clove oil in leading stores, and you will simply have to consume this oil regularly for a few days to get see visible differences. The best part about opting for this remedy is that it is completely natural, involves little cost, but one must use clove oil in small amounts because it can be very strong.
In an experiment conducted by a team, headed by Eugenia Pinto, it was observed that the anti-fungal capacity in Clove oil comes highly effective in reversing the condition of Candida overgrowth. The research team found that clove oil contains about 85% Eugenol and it was found that this agent comes highly effective in combating the Candida Yeast.
Oregano oil is the extract of the herb, and typically it is used in Pasta’s. A mixture of olive oil with oregano oil in even proportions and then putting a few drops of the mixture under the tongue for a few moments, one can experience great within a few days.
Oregano oil is very intense and hence, if you can’t handle the mixture in even proportion, you can even mix it with olive oil, to the extent ¾ of olive oil to ¼ oregano oil. Be assured even at this composition, the mixture will produce a similar delightful outcome.
Apple Cedar Vinegar
The antibacterial and anti-fungal properties in Apple Cedar Vinegar makes it the right agent to treat Candida yeast infections. You can either form a mixture of AVC with water and drink the mixture for a few times daily to see a reduction in Candida infections. Alternatively, you can simply use ACV in your meals. You will hardly get another home remedy for Candida yeast infection that can parallel the worthiness of ACV.
All the above agents are easily available, costs insignificant and most importantly they are natural. Hence, you can always opt for these natural remedies with a good faith, and regular application of these remedies will surely produce the most delightful outcomes.
Points to Remember Whilst Killing Candida Overgrowth in the Body:
Avoid convenient foods, white sugar, dairy products, soy and grains.
Try to include organic eggs and meat protein and the healthy fats. Include chicken, turkey, lamb, beef, and legumes in your diet. Incorporate high quality protein free from hormone in your diet.
Use healthy oils like: coconut oil, ghee, olive oil. Say no to vegetable oils whilst killing Candida from the body. Besides cooking in coconut oil, you can consume it every day as well as it will help in killing the Candida yeast.
Help the flush-out toxins from your body to help in killing Candida. Drink healthy and filtered water every day. For detoxing, mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with water and consume. Other kinds of vinegars should not be consumed as they help Candida grow in multitudes.
Antifungal activity of four honeys.- By Ahmed Moussa, Djebli Noureddine, and Aissat Saad
Role of probiotics in the prevention of Candida in newborns – Journal of Perinatology – 2011 – By MG Romeo, DM Romeo, L Trovato & S Oliveri
Candida: Killing So Sweetly – Book By: Bill Thompson – 2013
Candida and Candidiasis – Book By: Richard A. Calderone & Cornelius J. Clancy – 2011
Fungal Pathogenesis – Book By: Richard Calderone – 2001
Mononuclear Phagocytes – Book By: R. van Furth – 2013
Immunology of the Fungal Diseases – Book By: Rebecca A. Cox – 1989
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