~ Foods that Fight Thrush ~
Candida Remedy – Foods to Avoid and those that Help.
Thrush can be an annoying part of being a woman. Some women are inflicted with Thrush persistently, while others only on occasion, commonly after a course of antibiotics. Candida, a hostile microorganism is actually a fungus but in normal circumstances it lives in peace with the rest of your intestine. Unfortunately, this coexistence is often disturbed by a number of factors which causes Candida overgrowth that can wreak havoc throughout the body, which affects your immune system, hormonal balance and even your mood.
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Antibiotic medications promote the growth of yeasts, so this can trigger an outbreak of thrush due to a lapse in your immune system.
Getting rid of Candida is difficult because the chemicals used to preserve processed foods with artificial food flavorings reducing the good bacteria in the gut. In addition, aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen cause inflammation of the intestinal mucosa that can trigger the syndrome of the leaky gut. To eliminate Candida, your gut needs to add friendly bacteria. There are supplements that help, but let’s look at how to treat thrush at home naturally through diet. This is another reason why we advocate the natural foods Paleo diet, as it is based around natural, unprocessed foods. No matter where you look; health problems and an unhealthy diet are often linked.
Foods to Avoid
Processed and refined foods create acidic environment that Candida and many other illnesses need to survive. Eliminate foods high in gluten and sugar. Supplements are available today, but it also needs to be mentioned that heat and wearing tight restrictive clothing don’t help thrush. Eating mushrooms and cheeses are controversial depending on who you listen to, so if you want to eat these, do it in moderation. Candida sensitive individuals must avoid, in addition to all foods containing refined grains and sugar, the following foods and then insert them back one by one using the method of rotation-exclusion:
- Soda & sugary juices
- Processed foods
- Buttermilk or sour cream
- all that contains monosodium glutamate, often derived from yeast
- all malted products
- all fermented beverages such as beer, wine, cider, the ginger ale and spirits
- all products with vinegar (pickles, olives etc.)
- Soy sauce
- Smoked fish
- Corned beef
If you want to take a more Holistic, medication free Candida home treatment approach, the common sense natural Yeast Infection No More program is getting very good reports for permanently curing yeast infections. You will learn how to do a Candida cleanse and get recipes to help you out.
Yeast Infection Treatment – Foods that Help
If you want to do a candida cleanse, this is similar to a Candida “diet” but more specific, restricting your diet to raw salads and steamed vegetables, including non starchy vegetables.
Prepare your own anti-yeast, anti-Candida food diet comprising of the following foods:
- Nuts with shells
- Rutabaga (swede)
- Cayenne Pepper
- Golden Seal
- Lemon & Limes
- Non starchy vegetables – raw salads
If vaginal thrush symptoms persist, see your doctor. Read more about Thrush treatment and symptoms here.
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