Candida is the scientific name given to the single cell microbes that are naturally found in the body. These microbes are found in the genitals, mouth, intestines and other areas of the body; a healthy person will be able to keep these microbes in check to prevent them overgrowing. However, under some circumstances, candida can grow out of control causing yeast infections and other symptoms of ill health.
Research has shown that changing your diet can help to prevent and cure these yeast infections; a study recent published by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York showed that a diet high in beta carotene could offer at least some protection from infections, but there are many other changes to your diet that can help.
Refined sugar and carbohydrates
Refined sugars are found in just about everything we eat. From shop-brought sandwiches to breakfast cereals, many of the ready packaged products that are available on the shelves come with added sugar.
Foods made from white flour such as bread and rice are just as bad for your health and can encourage the growth of candida.
Yeast containing foods
Avoiding yeast-containing foods means leaving out white vinegar, mushrooms, dried fruits, clams and canned vegetables as these can promote the growth of candida in the body.
It is important to avoid dairy products as these can also contribute to candida overgrowth. Instead of using dairy, buy products that are made from cow's milk or goat's milk, or look for some of the many other dairy alternatives that are now available.
As well as following the above advice, it is also important to eat the right foods to promote the correct alkaline balance. Foods with calcium, cesium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, almonds, green juices, and most fresh vegetables etc.), when combined with a moderate consumption of foods that form acids (most meats, fish, dairy and grain products) can help the body to maintain a healthy PH balance.
However, fighting candida by changing your diet is one step. Curing and preventing yeast infections requires a 100% holistic approach. This includes looking at every aspect of your lifestyle, including the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics are commonly prescribed for even minor infections, but can be damaging to health long term, so avoid them if it is at all possible.
Add plenty of foods to your diet that will help to boost your immune system. Garlic is an excellent booster for the immune system and helps to kill off bacterial growth.
Adopting a holistic approach can prevent and cure candida. This all-natural approach is a safe way of healing the body while avoiding medications such as pills and creams that treat the symptoms but don't address the cause. by Leva Duell