Carolyn Chambers Clark, ARNP and author

YEAST Syndrome - Candida

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What prevents yeast syndrome?

 

The presence of the "friendly" bacteria in your intestinal tract, Lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacteria, are essential to inhibit the growth of yeast cells.

 

What factors lead to yeast syndrome?

 

Factors that lead to yeast syndrome include:

 

*Drugs that upset the friendly bacteria balance (especially antibiotics, birth control pills, cortisone)

*Commercial douches

*Sugary foods and sugar, including honey (candida thrives on them)

*Chocolate

*Fermented foods (beer, wine, vinegar, aged cheeses, breads made with yeast and any other foods or drink that are fermented)

*Fungi-containing foods such as pickles and mushrooms

*Eating Brewer's (nutritional) yeast

 

Some experts also believe nut butters, sprouts and fruits may be problematic

 

What prevents yeast syndrome?

 

If you want to prevent, control or eradicate the yeast syndrome, you must find the cause and eliminate it naturally.

 

*Avoid or minimize any use of a medical antibiotic.

 

*Make your diet fruit-free, sugar-free, and yeast-free.

 

*Use a natural diet to enhance your immune system that is rich in vitamin A (carrots, broccoli, turnip greens, beets, spinach, parsley, yellow squash, garlic), B-complex (sunflower seeds, oats, green peas, soy, asparagus, lima beans, wheat germ, eggs, salmon, tuna, wheat germ, cooked cabbage, walnuts, Spanish mackerel, kelp, sesame seeds, cauliflower, lettuce, hazel nuts), vitamin C (peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, parsley, watercress, cabbage, onions, spinach), vitamin E (wheat germ, cabbage, spinach, asparagus, oats, eggs, sweet potatoes), magnesium (whole grain cereals and nonyeast breads, peas, soy, wheat germ, nuts, green leafy vegetables, spinach, kale), and zinc (fish, nuts, eggs, wheat germ).

 

*Eat plenty of vegetables and proteins along with sugar-free yogurt, brown rice, millet and acidophilus. Whatever you eat, make sure you add plenty of garlic, an anti-fungal and antibacterial substance. (If you prefer, take 1 to 2 garlic capsules three times a day.)

 

*Use thyme and oregano in cooking. Both are antifungals. Consider taking 2 to 3 capsule a day or Thyme/Oregano oil, available at your local health food store.

 

*Try grapefruit seed extract (another antifungal from the health food store).

 

*Take probiotics (health food store) to restore friendly bacteria.

 

This article is for information purposes only. Consult your health care practitioner for treatment.

 

Copyright 2006 Carolyn Chambers Clark

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