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How to Prevent Yeast Infections = How to Stay Healthy


how to prevent yeast infectionsCongratulations!

If you are thinking about preventing any infections, you are ahead of most people. It means being responsible and proactive. When you choose to learn how to prevent yeast infections you are making an important decision many don’t make.

Curiously enough when I researched yeast infections and looked through Linda Allen’s Yeast Infections No More I decided that I wanted to follow her recommendations and guidelines. Even if I don’t have a yeast infection.

Why?  Because Linda’s information shows me how I can stay healthy or get healthier—that’s huge; I’m on board. Yes, to take steps that will maintain health is a broad recommendation for anyone looking for answers on how to prevent yeast infections.

Have you heard of Health Education 101?

One of the observations I’ve made about our educational system is that many important aspects about life such as health, happiness, good relationships, emotional intelligence are absent.

And usually most Americans seek very specific information about health ONLY when something’s wrong with them or with someone they care about.

Often when sick or our body is misbehaving we focus on information to remedy that issue. In this context, it’s about how to prevent yeast infections. In others, it might be how to lose weight, how to treat cancer, how to have more energy. But rarely is it to acquire information on how to acquire or maintain health.

You can keep up this pattern of your health education, on as-needed basis, or you can take this opportunity to learn how to acquire full health for yourself and others.

More to the point, the best answer on how to prevent yeast infections is to maintain your full health because yeast infections mean that certain imbalances exist. In short, your body, not just a part, isn’t healthy.

What Yeast infections tell you about your health

While I dislike any kind of symptom that tells me that something’s wrong in my body I realize that symptoms are a warning. Regardless of the symptoms, however, they are all warnings. Something’s wrong.

Being healthy means staying well without

  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • extra weight
  • allergies
  • aches and pains
  • fatigue or low energy
  • catching colds
  • medicines to deal with some nagging symptoms

In short, all systems of the body are functioning optimally including the immune system, the digestive system, female and male reproductive systems, respiratory, cardiovascular, etc.

Do you know that as with all infections, gut health is a key to preventing yeast infections?

When you learn that 80% of your immune system is in your gut or intestines, the digestive system becomes a key to health. And not only in terms of the intestines but also the start–what you put in your mouth, your food choices.

The amount of friendly bacteria in your gut is affected by antibiotics, preservatives, additives, pesticides, herbicides, external pollution as in the air as well as internal “pollution” such as the food we eat.

So how do we maintain gut health?  Probiotics are recommended in order to maintain or resupply the live bacteria that should be in your intestines.

Probiotics focuses on re-supplying the gut with the live cultures it needs. Without the right balance of these cultures, our health is undermined.

What food choices help to prevent infections?

A look at an anti candida diet readily illustrates that most of Americans’ food choices are not health-promoting. For example, the sugars in the form of high fructose syrup in all processed foods including pastries, snacks and sodas are threats to our insulin system as well as intestinal health.

White flour and rice, pastas all turn to sugar which does similar damage.

Do you know how your food is grown or produced?

In my part of the world in Northern California many people around me make choices for organic, locally grown and humanely raised meats and vegetables whenever they can. (Yes, Whole Foods does great business here.)

Although studies may have shown that the nutrient value of organic fruits and vegetables may be similar, what is different is what else is consumed along with the food we eat.

  • Pesticide residues are found on many of the commercial produce.
  • If hogs, cattle, chickens are not humanely raised, they probably have antibiotics in them to ward of diseases in their unhealthy environments.
  • Helpful guides provide helpful recommendations: to avoid the worst of pesticide residues look at the Dirty Dozen; for better seafood choices, there is a sustainable seafood guide

Fresh produce start losing vitality, nutrients the longer the time between harvesting and eating is. That’s one reason for choosing locally grown produce: such produce don’t have so much distance to travel to the grocery store or farmer’s market.

Varieties grown commercially are hybridized for attractiveness, long shelf life and ease of travel rather than for nutrients and taste.

Soil samples from our agricultural fields as early as 1950s showed our soil depleted of many important nutrients. A study published in December 2004 in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition compared 43 different vegetables and fruits from 1950 and 1999. Agricultural practices that focus on size, resistance to pests, rate of growth are the causes for the declines in the nutrients in seen our produce.

Fruits and vegetables extract the minerals, protein, vitamins from the soil so that without growing practices such as organic growers use, mineral depletion is passed on to us.

Digestive enzymes were commonly found on fruits and vegetables before pesticides were used. Thus, by consuming commercial produce we lack these enzymes for digestion as well.

Supplementation is probably necessary for good health

Besides supplementation of the right amount of vitamins and minerals from good sources, we also need to supplement with the best omega 3s we can find. Why?

Corn as feed to livestock affect how much Omega 3s and 6s we get.

Most of America’s animal protein come from hogs, chickens, cattle that are fed corn. Grain-based diets consumed by animals translate into too much omega 6s entering our body unless we are careful about our choices.

There is a particular ratio of the omega fats (one to one) for good health. With our current diet, omega 6s are overwhelming omega 3s. Therefore, if we are not supplementing with good omega 3s, we have another imbalance in our bodies.

These good fatty acids are necessary for so many functions in our body such as

  • Neurological,
  • Regenerative,
  • Cellular processes,
  • Circulatory, blood,
  • Muscles and tendons,
  • Endocrine system,
  • In short, all processes in our body

So, what information do we need on how to prevent yeast infection?

As you see by what is involved in preventing yeast infections or candida or just being healthy, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the many change you might have to make.

Experts who cover yeast infection treatment from a comprehensive and holistic approach can be very helpful in terms of actual treatment as well as prevention.

Linda Allen’s book is recommended because it provides well-researched, tested guides to help prevention and treatment of yeast infections.

 

How To Cure a Yeast Infection?


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Answers on How to Cure a Yeast Infection are Many

When you are looking for a “cure” for any medical issue, aren’t you looking for a treatment that is successful, one that will get rid of your symptoms?  Where do you start when there are many “solutions” to our myriad of health problems including yeast infections?

One excellent beginning is to consult with an expert who has researched yeast infections for years because she had a case that no medical intervention or anything else cured. You will learn more about this below, or you can take a few minutes right now, to view this video and get her story.

Do you cure the symptoms or the causes?

These days whenever we have symptoms bothering us, it’s easy to reach for an over-the-counter (otc) solution that will alleviate them.

  • Allergies? Claritin.
  • Athlete’s foot? Antifungal cream
  • Itch? Hydrocortisone cream.
  • Headache? Ibuprofen.
  • Infection?  Antibiotics

Because of our pressured lifestyle we just want to be rid of our symptoms. Who has the time  to stop and ask, what’s causing this? We just have too much on our plate.

However, when we don’t bother to learn what the cause is what troubles us, we run the risk of having annoying symptoms, over and over again. Or, one allergy leads to another, and more.

Facing for years the recurrence of clear yeast infection symptoms and other depleting and puzzling issues, Linda Allen in “Yeast Infections No More,” describes how her infection became systemic.   This means that the yeast overgrowth was in multiple systems in her body. She had to get to the bottom of this, or the cause of it, before she made any progress in being “cured.”

Causes of yeast infections/ill-health in today’s society

One simple explanation for your yeast infection symptoms or any other is that your immune system is not robust and doing its job. In short, it’s weakened because working normally, our immune system has all the resources to fight off any infection/virus/bacteria/cancer, etc.

Think about it: Why is it that some people working in the same environment never get a cold or flu? The answer: they have strong immune systems.

Yeast infections can be seen as a sign that all is not well in your immune, reproductive system and other parts of your body. Moreover, attention must be paid to your intestines or your gut because 80% of your immune system is there.

What weakens our immune systems?

  • Inadequate or poor nutrition
  • Pollution from the environment, inside and outside the home
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • pH balance in the body is in the acid range
  • Stressful lifestyles
  • Assault on the friendly bacteria in the intestines
  • Lack of adequate restful sleep
  • And more

How to Cure a Yeast Infection? Address the Causes

Let’s look at the list above and think of a few reversals:

Poor nutrition can be corrected by better food choices.  Too many of us are influenced by our cultural and lifestyle choices for fast foods.

Whether we eat out or we eat in, we need to pay attention to our habitual decisions:

  • Reading labels to avoid high fructose corn syrup, trans-fats, food preservatives and additives: if you don’t read labels, you don’t know that practically all processed foods have one or more of the above. Such ingredients do not promote health.
  • Even if we choose organic, locally produced, free range and humanely raised animal protein sources and vegetables, we may not be getting enough of the vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids we need.

pH balance in the body:

Yeast infections thrive on sugar and so much sugar is in many processed food. Why? Because we are practically “addicted” to sweet, to sugar.

Most vegetables and nuts, a few fruits and grains are higher on the alkaline scale. This means, sugars, most animal protein, grains (pasta, bread, other wheat products) and fruits are in the acid range. You can see how our customary food choices are unhealthy?

Good flora in the gut are destroyed by antibiotics—those that you take and those you get from non-grass fed animals that are inoculated with antibiotics; preservatives and additives; stevia, mercury amalgams in teeth, and more.

Probiotics should be one of the usual supplements that we should take.

Feeling overwhelmed?

When you begin to research any topic, especially on the Internet, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. It’s no difference with yeast infections.

Even when you view the list of causes of yeast infections above and the possible reversals, your response can be well be: TMI, my brain is shutting down.

You need an expert on yeast infections

This is when it’s probably a good decision to consult with an expert on the subject. If you’ve been to MDs or nurses, traditionally trained, you will probably find that their recommendations are limited.

Many stories of yeast infection sufferers reveal how going to their doctor didn’t cure their symptoms; antibiotic after antibiotic didn’t address the cause. Please realize that these traditional medicines focus on symptom suppression and do not deal with the cause of an illness.

Alternative holistic treatments usually take a broader deeper view of any health issue.

There are a few experts online who offer comprehensive holistic guidelines and also specific steps you can take to see the relief of symptoms as well as address the causes of yeast infections. The experts provide the right answers for your question:  how to cure a yeast infection.

Linda Allen: Through “Yeast Infections No More” Linda has helped over 143,000 in 157 countries. Comprehensive, well-researched, tested, holistic, her e-book provides you information and guidelines through each step of whatever aspect of your yeast infection you care to focus on.  She has a 60-day 100% guarantee.

Dr. Eric Bakker: His book, “Candida Crusher,” is the result of 25 years of learning about treating yeast infections, first as a sufferer, then as a naturopathic physician. He’s consulted with some colleagues and with his clients to help over 15,000+ all over the world. Also comes with a 60-day refund policy.

How to Get Rid of Candida: Any Hope?


how to get rid of candidaYou are among tens of thousands of candida suffers who are searching on the Internet for a solution for their condition. They typed into a search window: How to get rid of candida? How to get rid of a yeast infection?

Many have suffered for years, sometimes decades, and perhaps experiencing at best only occasional relief. It’s not easy to keep up hope for a solution when symptoms keep returning or get worse, no matter what is tried. Doctors prescribe antibiotic and after antibiotic. They reached for and have tried creams, gels and supplements.

I found 10 success stories on the Internet from people who had suffered from different yeast infection symptoms. They found their answer to their question “how to get rid of candida.”

They detail their aches, pains and infections in these stories because they are seeing relief from them. After so many failures, you can almost feel the joy in their words.

The answer came in a holistic natural complete candida program

The moral of the stories seems to be that persistence pays off. Failure to see symptoms disappear should be seen as the right remedy or treatment hasn’t been found, not that there is no help that will address your problem.

Yeast overgrowth affects people in different ways: different parts of the body, different symptoms such as bloating, aches, cravings, infections, itching, allergies, weight gain, stomach pain, and some involving emotions, mood and energy. Authority link:

Another conclusion from reading these stories is that yeast infections are probably caused by more than one factor. So solutions each candida sufferer needs must address enough of the causes including diet, nutrition, lifestyle changes and reduction in stress.(link to anti candida diet)

”Holistic” and “complete” or “comprehensive” Candida or yeast infection treatment is a Must

As you read these stories, see if you can add to the section above about the deductions you can make or what you learn from reading about these experiences.

Gary from Brisbane described his presenting problem with his toenails—he always remembering having his toes smell. He tried everything he could find but had no relief. After using a candida program he declared himself free from athlete’s foot.

Sheryl a 48-year-old Australian reports healthy toenails after 30 years of suffering from athlete’s feet that resulted in having misshapen and discolored toenails. Her holistic natural treatment program had several results: normal toenails, normal digestion, and being allergy free—all after 6 months.

Jack, 62 years old, living in London reports from 5 months on a yeast infection treatment program. What he used was the dietary recommendations and lifestyle guidelines and those that reduce stress. The results: rash in the groin, headaches, other aches in the neck and back almost gone. It took him two months before he was experiencing a difference. But he persisted to have wonderful results.
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Karen, age 45, had been struggling with a candida infection for at least 8 years. Through that time, she tried everything she could find but without any success. Then she found a particular candida treatment program. It was about 4 weeks before she began to see improvements from what she described as a “crippling” condition. Happily she writes that not only is she infection free but she also 16 lbs lighter.

Kate from Melbourne had suffered from “terrible” pains in the stomach and extreme itchiness on her skin. She also reports having sweet cravings and found it difficulty refraining from sweets since she was a chief. Going to her physicians for a few years because of her poor health she was given nothing but antibiotics with no relief in symptoms. Yet within two weeks of being on an anti-candida program she found great relief: no more digestive pain and feeling the best she’s felt in years.

Olivia from New Zealand has a different story. She always thought there was something wrong with her but couldn’t clearly explain what or why. A candida program’s information clarified for her what she had been experiencing for decades. Having used some home tests to verify her condition, she now knows what she’s dealing with.

Matt, 27 years old, had problems with digestion with his stomach hurting. He started with avoiding foods that worsen candida and then began on the rest of the complete candida treatment program. He reports feeling “great.” Not only is his stomach free of pain, his energy has returned to normal. His mental health, most depression, also has been relieved.

Sheree, a 52-year-old Californian describes her history with vaginal yeast infection. Her treatments from her MD that ended with creams that didn’t work and the bleak news that nothing else could be done. She had to live with it. Sheree persisted in exploring possibilities for her cure and found one. There’s been no return of her vaginal symptoms for two years.

Julie, a 49-year-old Australian, reports on her struggle with “vaginal thrush.”  She was treated with drugs for over 5 years. Though she occasionally experienced relief it was only temporary. Committing herself to a treatment program for 5 months, she reports feeling 70% well.

55-year-old Helen from London had digestive problems, bloated bowels and pain in the gut for over 20 years. Treatments provided only limited relief. However, 3 months after starting a yeast infection program she claims complete relief. Changes were noticed within a few weeks of starting. And her anxiety has diminished significantly.

What are your conclusions about how to get rid of candida?

Hopefully you will conclude that you can find an answer to how to get rid of candida or a yeast infection.

You may find some relief from more complete over-the-counter, non-prescription natural remedies.

Online Guidelines on How to get rid of candida

You can check out two widely circulated books providing comprehensive guidelines for the immediate relief of symptoms as well as long-term health.

“Yeast Infections No More” by Linda Allen

Eric Bakker’s “Candida Crusher”

Both of these experts have helped tens of thousands of candida or yeast infection sufferers. Their treatment involves multiple components to deal with various imbalances in the body that need attention.

To deal with multiple systems, guidance from an expert can be very helpful. Left on your own with bit of information from here and there, you can easily get lost.