Dealing with Systemic Yeast Infections
There are Three Goals in the treatment of Chronic Candidiasis Syndrome:
- Elimination of ingestion of molds in patients with allergies
- Destruction of yeast proliferation in the body.
- Reduction of the factors providing a favorable environment for
the growth of yeast.
The treatment regimen must be strictly adhered to for ones success.
Common sense can be used
when eliminating molds from one's diet. However,
substantial experimenting will be necessary since it is difficult
to determine the exact mold content of foods, and allergies to different
species of molds vary. Cheese and other fermented products
are a significant source of mold, many of which are manufactured
from molds. Wine is also produced by fermentation, and can
be produced by molds other than yeast. However, the leftover
mold proteins in these products may vary, and mold can not lie or
grow in an acidic environment. Jelly, peanut butter, dried
fruits, etc. are also significant sources for mold. Soda has
a preservative added to it to inhibit the growth of molds. Keeping
soft foods such as crackers, chips and cereal in the refrigerator
or freezer before and after opening will inhibit mold growth.
In the most SEVERE cases
of yeast proliferation, prescription anti-fungal medications may
be required to enable
a quick and substantial "killing
off" of the yeast population within your intestines. For
the majority of the cases, the following natural approach will enable
you to take control of this very difficult health condition.
You should start by improving
the environment of your intestinal flora and reducing the "food" that yeast thrives on. Yeast
does not live well within an acidic environment. Intake of
Grapefruit Seed Extract to kill off lie yeast, with the addition
of Acidophilus to maximize the numbers of healthy bacteria in your
intestines (which compete with the yeast under normal circumstances)
and also inhibit the continued production of the yeast.
Modify your diet by restricting
carbohydrates and other sugars, and increasing your protein intake. Refined white flour or
white bread should be completely avoided since it is a primary food
source for this parasite. Antifungal agents will not be successful
without removing sugars from the diet. This includes all sweetened
drinks and soda, fruits and fruit drinks, corn syrups, and other
high sugar containing products. Such "yeasty" foods
such as pizza, beer, and smoked foods should be avoided.
Increase you intake of dietary fiber to assist in the removal of
the dying yeast and to help cleanse your intestines of any residual
debris that would feed the yeast.
Zinc is a major heavyweight
in the fight against not only yeast but also most disease processes
of the body
since it stimulates the
production of T lymphocytes. 15 milligrams or more has been
Vitamin C has been shown
to be a major combatant against yeast for two reasons: first, research
has shown that vitamin
your immune system by keeping disease fighting white blood cells
up and running. Secondly, for women, Vitamin C acidifies your
vaginal environment. This enables Lactobacillus, a naturally
occurring bacteria, to flourish and compete with the yeast, thereby,
keeping the volume of yeast in check. The recommended dosage
is 4,000 mg - 2000 mg in the a.m. and 2,000 mg in the p.m.
Vitamins A and E are also
very good in building your immunity. Vitamin
A's normal dosage is 5,000 iu but when taking it therapeutically
such as in this case, you may take as much as 25,000 iu's. Women
of childbearing age should be careful of excessive Vitamin A since
high dosages during early pregnancy has been linked to birth defects. Vitamin
E could be taken in dosages of 400 iu's to keep your immunity high,
thereby resisting the ever-present yeast.
Start taking garlic tablets. Garlic tablets contain an antimicrobial
agent known as Allicin. There is evidence that Candida hates
garlic. For some time now garlic has been known as the natural
antibiotic for your body.
Oregano oil. Found to be
an extremely effective antimicrobial, antiviral agent, and also
seen to boost your immune
system, this addition to
your treatment plan should not be overlooked. Available in
gelcaps, capsules and drops.
Pau D'Arco is an herb from Brazil, this natural antifungal agent
is available in capsules or tea.
Caprylic Acid, one of the main ingredients in many of the over the
counter medications, this will assist in killing and creating an
environment that the yeast will not thrive on.