Candida and yeast infection treatment
Candida and yeast infection treatment usually takes more than just a visit to your doctor, health provider or even candida specialist. In order for the treatment to be effective, diet, supplements and lifestyle changes are usually required. Furthermore, the root cause must be clearly identified, as the needed treatment may be completely different.
Table of Content
1 – Our approach to candida treatment
2 – Critical mistakes when treating candida
3 – The 5 steps of candida treatment you must know
4 – Determine the source of the yeast infection
5 – FAQ
Treatment for Yeast Infection – Our Approach
Our approach to candida and yeast issues is holistic. This means that we look at the body as a whole. Rather than trying to “fix” individual candida and yeast infection symptoms, we work with the entire body so it can naturally heal. We do it by removing “obstacles” that prevent your body from healing, as well as providing the body key nutrients that are required to correct the damage caused by the candida overgrowth.
There are many areas in medicine where natural and conventional medicine do not agree. This happens very often in candida and yeast infection treatment. In our practice, we combine the best of both worlds: natural medicine’s time proven traditional methods that have been used safely generation after generation, as well as modern science.
This lesson also covers common mistakes that many people make; some of these mistakes are critical and often lead to more health complications.
The Problem with Candida & Yeast Infection Treatment
It is estimated that 7 out of 10 people in north America suffer from candida and yeast infections. Being such a common condition, you would expect to quickly get the right diagnosis followed by a quick yeast infection treatment in one of two visits to your local doctor.
In reality, it is common to mistakenly confuse candida issues with other medical conditions, giving patients the wrong treatment, and even when the yeast infection issue is identified correctly, the needed yeast infection treatment has been an area of confusion by many health providers. The result – many people find themselves going from one doctor to another, switching between one plan to another only to end up feeling sicker and even more confused.
The good news is that with candida and yeast issues being so common, there is enough data and experience to understand this condition very well, and also the correct yeast infection treatment.
Critical Mistakes in Candida & Yeast infection Treatment
Before discussing the “how to treat candida” part, there is something even more important – the “how to NOT treat candida” part…
Over the years, our team researched thousands of candida cleanse programs and yeast infection treatment protocols.
Next to some programs that were very beneficial and healthy, we found many others that had fundamental errors in them. Choosing the wrong program can prevent you from healing, but this is just the beginning; it can also mean unnecessary suffering, severe candida die off symptoms and sometimes further health complications.
We found ourselves spending days and weeks working with people just to reverse the damage done by faulty programs and help their bodies recover from these programs.
Here are the most common critical mistakes you must avoid in your yeast infection and candida treatment :
Ignoring the individual condition and state of health
The candida treatment needs to be tailored to the patient. What worked for 9 people may make the 10th person condition’s worse. Some people are so sick, that even minor diet changes can cause them severe discomfort and health issues.
We see many yeast infection treatment protocols that require drastic diet and lifestyle changes, while all that is really needed are minor dietary changes. Ideal treatment for candida issues should first match the person individual state of health, and only then the condition itself. The best candida treatment has to take your individual state of health and specific body needs into consideration.
Think about it this way – the dietary needs of active people are completely different than non-active ones; Some people do very well on a low-carb diet while others don’t…the one plan/diet fits all approach simply do not work.
Starting the Yeast Infection Treatment When You Are Constipated
This is the most common mistake we see and the number 1 reason so many yeast infection treatment programs fail. Before starting any candida cleanse, yeast infection treatment or in fact any detox plan, we highly recommend you to do a complete colon cleanse. This will make sure you are not constipated. If you are, the released toxins will circulate longer in your body making you feel sick. This is why so many people experience strong die-off symptoms and healing crises; totally unnecessary and easy to avoid !
A very effective and safe way that can significantly help, is an oxygen colon cleanse, which as its name suggests, uses oxygen in your digestive tract to clean your colon and flush all the toxic buildup out of your body.
If you have never done an oxygen based colon cleanse before, chances are having one will make you feel much better. This is by far the most important step to do before starting any candida cleanse or yeast infection treatment. Learn More
Not Addressing Digestion Issues
The second most important step in yeast infection and candida treatment (after the oxygen colon cleanse) is to optimize your digestion. This is also a critical step that is often overlooked and one of the main reasons why many yeast infection treatment programs fail.
Digestion issues typically lead to fermented and undigested food particles that feed the yeast and weaken the immune system. This makes it impossible for the body to balance the excess yeast, and in many cases cause the candida overgrowth to become worse.
People with digestion issues such as bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea tend to suffer more from candida die off symptoms. It is important to address these and find out the reason, whether it is the diet, such as poor food choices, eating foods you are sensitive to, or over eating. Other reasons can be certain supplements (many dairy based probiotics or fiber supplements actually cause gas and digestion issues).
One of the most effective ways to address digestion issues is to supplement with full-spectrum systemic & digestive enzymes. These enzymes can significantly improve your digestion, so you avoid the digestion issues and increase the food utilization and absorption, which means you are getting much more nutrients from the food you eat. Other important benefits include breaking down excess yeast, mucus and other toxins in your body as well as improving your overall health and immune system functions. All of these – very important factors when dealing with candida and yeast issues.
Most people feel a big difference very quickly after including enzymes to their yeast infection treatment; when your digestion is optimized, the body spends less energy and resources on digestion “crises”; this explains why many people feel they have more energy. Furthermore, with less digestion issues, the body may have more resources to heal and recover other areas that were neglected before, including the damage caused by the excess yeast.
If you consider taking enzyme supplements, make sure they contain full-spectrum systemic & digestive enzymes as not all enzymes supplements have all the needed enzymes. Coupled with better dietary changes, it is one of the most effective ways to significantly improve digestion as well as helping the body to naturally address candida and yeast issues. Learn More
Making Drastic Changes Too Fast
Many people are so eager to start with their yeast infection treatment, that they switch from one extreme to another and very quickly lose control and stop before any significant healing took place. This often creates such a shock to the body, that it makes it impossible to continue, either because of feeling really bad due to high toxins overload, hunger, strong craving for bad foods or the lack of support to current lifestyle.
Taking Anti-candida or Antifungal Supplements
This is one of the most confused and misused group of supplements. Anti-candida or antifungal supplements contain ingredients that directly or indirectly kill yeast in your body. While this can be very beneficial in certain cases, it can also backfire if not used correctly. One of the biggest problem we see with antifungals is that many of them are too strong, toxic, contain harsh chemicals and act as stimulants, which can actually prevent your body from healing. This is a very common misconception:
many people use antifungals in order to artificially “kill the yeast” where what you really want to do is to restore the natural balance in your body, so your body can safely eliminate the excess yeast naturally – two completely different things
We have a long experience with antifungals, and our preference and recommendation is to only use natural organic or wild grown antifungals from a high quality source. You want to make sure you are getting high potency fresh organic well studied herbs as well as avoiding toxins and chemicals that are often present in very high dosages in conventional formulas.
Including high quality products in your yeast infection treatment; choosing natural products that support your body’s natural yeast and fungal elimination at the right time and at the right dosage are all critical factors that can make your yeast infection treatment succeed. Learn More
Most antifungals may cause your yeast infection treatment to fail when not used correctly. If you consider taking antifungals or anti-candida supplements, we highly recommend to read our Antifungals Protocol. Our protocol may help you to minimize or avoid candida die off symptoms, and includes correct dosing protocol, antifungals rotation, natural vs. synthetics review and more. Most people are not aware of these important factors.
Going Too Fancy
We see it a lot – complicated diet plans, sophisticated meals that take forever to make, large amount of supplements, pills and powders…you get the picture and can guess our recommendation here – Keep things simple! When in doubt, always consult with your health provider.
Ideally, your plan should be sustainable and not consume your entire time. It may take a while in the beginning to become efficient, but things should be easier as you move along.
Blindly Following the GURU
There’s a lot to say about this one, but it all comes down to one question – are you going to take responsibility for your health, or let someone else do it for you.
We have seen too many people ignoring their bodies and common sense, spending their entire savings following the wrong advice doing the wrong yeast infection treatment for them. Nature has given all of us a gift of self healing, we just need to learn how to let nature do what it does the best without putting obstacles on the way.
The 5 Steps of Yeast Infection Treatment You Must Know
The candida and yeast infection treatment should be tailored to the individual state of health, needs and lifestyle. Our recommended approach is very simple and has proven to be very effective – create an environment in the body where candida can’t overgrow while optimizing the body’s ability to heal.
This is achieved by:
Notice how antifungals come last, as they are not always needed.
Determine the Source of the Yeast infection
Before starting your candida and yeast infection treatment, it is critical to identify the source or possible causes of the candida overgrowth and yeast infection, as the needed candida overgrowth treatment may be completely different, especially in these 4 most common yeast infection scenarios:
- You started a candida treatment and notice worsening symptoms
- Male yeast infection: the yeast infection affects the penis
- Vaginal yeast infection
- You have multiple yeast infections symptoms in your body
The most common candida overgrowth and yeast infection causes are:
What is a yeast infection?
Yeast Infection is a fungal infection caused by the overgrowth of a naturally occurring yeast found in the human body known as candida, usually by the candida albicans species. This condition is also referred to as candida overgrowth, yeast overgrowth, candida or yeast infection. The medical term of this infection is called Candidiasis.
The symptoms of a yeast infection can occur anywhere in the body. It is important to recognize these symptoms, as the needed candida albicans treatment may be completely different.
Learn more about candida overgrowth and yeast infection symptoms.
Do probiotics help with yeast infections?
Yeast infections issues are usually a result of gut flora imbalances between candida and the friendly organisms that normally control candida from over growing. Probiotics supplements work by populating the intestines with beneficial organisms that can help to restore these imbalances.
Using probiotics supplements for systemic candida issues is one of the most important steps during the yeast infection and systemic candida treatment, although most probiotics on the market are not specifically designed to treat candida or yeast infection. If you consider taking probiotics for yeast infections, it is highly recommended to focus on probiotic strains that their main characteristic is yeast and candida elimination.
Learn more about probiotics for yeast infections.
Can you get a yeast infection after taking antibiotics?
Getting yeast infections after taking antibiotics is very common. Antibiotics can also kill the friendly bacteria that normally control candida from over growing, hence contribute to candida overgrowth and yeast infections.
It is highly recommended to consult with your health provider prior to the antibiotics use to confirm they are indeed necessary, and in case antibiotics are required, take probiotics supplements after the antibiotics use to encourage the friendly bacteria growth.
What are the drugs used to treat candidiasis? Are over the counter (OTC) antifungals or prescription yeast infection medication needed for candida and yeast infection treatment?
Over the counter antifungal pills or prescription yeast infection medication drugs such as oral Fluconazole (brand name Diflucan), Itraconazole (brand name Sporanox) and others are often prescribed to treat fungal infections, although in many cases they are not required and the yeast infections can be treated naturally as well. This is also true for antifungal creams such as Miconazole (brand name Monistat) or vaginal suppositories that are commonly used for vaginal yeast infections.
A candida natural treatment typically include transitioning to the anti candida diet with candida supplementation protocol. It is very important to identify the root cause of the yeast infection and candida overgrowth as the needed treatment may be completely different.
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