This condition of an yeast overgrowth is caused by antibiotics, stress, birth control pills, medications, a diet high in sugar. The fungi live in the body and they are normal to keep the environment in the gut but if these fungi start multiplying without control, then it is called Candida overgrowth syndrome and you need to reduce it back to the natural range as otherwise all the good bacteria will die. In order to fight the infection, you have to starve the fungi as they feed on sugar from the blood and to strengthen the immune system.
Signs of yeast infection
- Sugar cravings
- Acne or other skin problems
- Extreme fatigue
- Joint pains
- Leaky guts
- Food intolerances
- Weight gain
- Bloating and digestion issues
- Nail fungus
- Depression and anxiety
- White coating on the tongue
- Brain foggs
- Mood swings
All of these signs show that the bad bacteria in your gut and in your body are growing above the normal quantity. As the yeast is basically fungi, you need to make the environment in and outside of the body not supportive for them to grow. They like sugar, coldness, dampness and a weak immune system. The fungi are eliminated when you eat sour, bitter and fermented foods, by the caprylic acid in the coconut oil, by the warmth coming from herbs and foods like chili peppers or ginger. Here is what you need to do in order to conquer the overgrowth of the yeast in the body.
Cut sugar and starches
If you want to cleanse your body from the yeast you have to avoid all the sugar and products with added sugar, sweeteners, grains, alcohol, corn, potatoes, maple syrup etc. You can use stevia or manuka honey instead. All the carbohydrates will be turned into glucose in the body and will feed the yeast. So, all the sweet foods are the first thing that have to be eliminated from the diet in order to control the overgrowth of the bad bacteria. Many packed foods have some form of sugar inside, so you need to read the labels for all the “hidden” sugar like corn syrup, wheat flour and others. Most of the grains like wheat, rye, white rice would also be turned into sugar and the normal bread from the store contains yeast, so you have to avoid them all.
Eat fermented foods
All the fermented foods like cabbage and cucumbers in salt, apple cider vinegar, yogurt etc. are the natural sources for the body of probiotic and prebiotic bacteria which are necessary for the gut functions. These foods are prepared without high temperatures as the probiotic bacteria will die if you cook them. Make sure to add more of these to your diet in order to help the good bacteria to grow in the gut and the intestines.
Eat Bitter foods
The bitter foods are known to be very healthy especially when we talk about an yeast overgrowth in the body. You have to eat more grapefruit, turmeric, ginger, garlic, cinnamon as they kill the bad bacteria and detoxify the body from all the dead cells and waste materials produced by the metabolism. The bitter foods act like a natural antiseptic in the body and will help you build up your immune system.
Support spleen and liver
These two organs will help you to overcome the yeast infection as they cleanse the blood from the bad bacteria. The warm and spicy foods would support the work of the spleen, so you need to avoid eating very cold or frozen food which is not good for but is beneficial for the yeast growth. You can heal and support these organs with the gentle and non-invasive coMra laser therapy which has great effects on the whole body. Each organ in the body could be treated and healed by the laser therapy and you can see all the treatments details in its user guide. Another important thing would be to clean the environment from the toxins and the dampness which are very harmful for the immune system and could start allergy processes.
Herbs and supplements
Some supplements could help you to strengthen the immune system and to eliminate the yeast for the blood faster. You can intake probiotics, vitamins B, vitamin C, oregano oil, coconut oil, propolis, thyme, clove and lavender oil as they all have antifungal properties and could be used by the organism to build its own defense against the bacteria.
All breathing exercises are great in order to reduce stress and to provide oxygen for the good bacteria to develop as they grow in oxygen environment. It is better to combine them with moderate workout or yoga, with walking in the nature or swimming as each activity will stimulate the lymphatic system and will ease the detoxification.