Candida is a fungus present in everyone. Its overgrowth however is known as yeast infection, caused when antibiotics kill beneficial bacteria while waging war against the harmful ones. Candida overgrowth has two symptoms; in the vagina and in the mouth. Women who have recently used antibiotics and are prone to the infection, develop vaginitis, which is marked with liquid discharge from the vagina with a burning and stinging feeling. This discharge also has a characteristic odor. In the mouth, candida appears as a cum like layer over the tongue and can extend to the gums and the throat. It can also cause bowel problems and bloating. This medical condition needs immediate attention. Luckily, it can be cured and improved at home naturally through food and remedies.
Candida thrives on sugars and yeast. That is why those with candida have an increased craving for them. To improve your condition, cut on foods that contain high sugar and yeast content. These include mushrooms, nuts, white flour, bacon and pork. Cut back on fermented products during the treatment.
This may seem drastic but to cure this condition naturally, give up on fruits with high starch content. These encourage the yeast. Fruits you can safely consume are Grapefruit, apples and berries.
Keep yourself to legumes and vegetables except corn and potato which are loaded with carbohydrates. It is better to eat vegetables raw or boiled. You can include dairy products like eggs and chicken. In meat you can have turkey and lamb but not pork.
Yogurt is well known for its anti-fungal properties and is very effective against candida overgrowth. It contains ingredients which defend the body against candida. Make yogurt a regular part of your meals. If you have vaginitis (yeast infection in vagina), you can apply yogurt directly to the vagina with a tampon to relieve the itching and eliminate the infection.
Use natural antifungals to drive off the overgrowth. Garlic, oil of oregano, Wormwood/Black Walnut, Olive Leaf extract, Grapefruit seed extract, extra virgin coconut oil and Caprylic acid are some of the oils you can use to help. Garlic can be crushed and added to your food, especially in vegetables. Pour a few drops of oregano oil in a glass of water and drink off. Keep rotating between these remedies to prevent the candida from building up defenses against any specific one.