Candida albicans is a type of yeast-like fungi that is commonly found in and on the human body. Normally, the population of candida is kept under control by the existence of other microorganisms or friendly flora. However, certain substances or situations such as poor diet, drug consumption and high stress levels can upset the delicate balance of these microorganisms and allow candida to grow unchecked. Candida overgrowth can cause a number of symptoms in the body such as gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, allergies, vaginal yeast infections, and confusion.
Candida Remedies: Balancing Diet and Supplements
There are a number of conventional medications that are often prescribed for candidiasis. These include Amphotericin B, fluconazole, nystatin and ketoconazole. However, like most prescription medications, these drugs can be quite expensive and often come with a laundry list of adverse side effects. A better support option may be to use diet and nutritional support to promote the balance of microorganisms in the system.
The first step in any successful candida remedy is to starve and weaken the excess candida that has propagated throughout the body. Unfortunately, candida feeds from the foods that you eat. So following an anti-yeast diet means eliminating the following foods from your diet:
- Refined or concentrated sugars (such as honey, molasses, corn syrup, glucose, fructose, high fructose corn syrup, sugar and sugary foods)
- Refined carbohydrates (such as pasta, cereals, and breads made from refined white flour, and white rice)
- Dairy products (especially milk-based products)
- Alcohol (wine, beer and mixed drinks)
- Peanuts (peanuts grow underground and have a natural mold on them that provides food for the candida)
It may also be necessary to eliminate high fructose fruits (such as strawberries), mushrooms, gluten, yeasted breads and vinegar from your diet. Try limiting their consumption at first and if you still have a problem with candida after a reasonable amount of time, you can further restrict your diet.
The right dietary supplement should support and regulate a healthy balance of naturally occurring microorganisms throughout your system. It should also work to strengthen your immune system and help maintain your overall good health.
Probiotics: Probiotics promote the balance of microorganisms in your digestive tract.
Herbs: A variety of herbs and nutrients can also be used to regulate and maintain the healthy balance of intestinal bacteria, thus eliminating candida overgrowth. Some of the most common include pau D’Arco, oregano oil, anise seed, lemongrass, black walnut, grapefruit seed extract, garlic, beta carotene, caprylic acid, and biotin.
Combination Products: The best candida remedy will use a combination of probiotics and herbs. For instance, Mycozil contains the herbs pau D’Arco, oregano, anise seed, and lemongrass as well as the friendly bacteria Bacillus latersporus. This combination helps you to promote healthy levels of yeast in your body and replace it with the right balance of healthy microorganisms. In addition, Mycozil contains active horopito, a flowering herb that has been proven in clinical research to be effective in the fight against fungus and candida.
When choosing a candida remedy, look for a product that is yeast-free, sugar-free, and additive-free. Mycozil is guaranteed to be free of herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, toxic metals, fumigants, and irradiation. It is an all-natural vegetarian formula that contains no glues, binders, toxic preservatives or gelatin. Mycozil is also 100 percent excipient free, as it does not contain any questionable or hard-to-digest non-nutritive substances such as magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, methylcellulose, or carnauba wax.
Sticking With It
Remember that it will take a considerable amount of time for your candida remedy to work. It is recommended that you follow an anti-yeast diet and use a dietary supplement like Mycozil for at least three months to best evaluate your satisfaction.
While you are using your candida remedy, pay close attention to your body and any indications you may be experiencing. These signals may be subtle, but they are very important to notice. Make note of any changes in energy, appetite, sleep, taste, smell, hearing, and eyesight that you are feeling. Adjust your candida remedy as necessary.