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How to get rid of yeast infection: Look at Gut Health

Answer for Getting Rid of Yeast Infections?

how to get rid of yeast infectionLooking online for answers to your question–how to get rid of yeast infection?  Is it you or someone you care about who how is puzzled by how to get rid of embarrassing or irritating rashes and odors, and even more troubling symptoms?

Whether you call it a yeast infection or candida/candidiasis, there may be more than just the obvious symptoms compromising your health. And if you are looking for a permanent solution, I hope you are not looking for quick easy answers but want to permanently rid yourself of candida.

An expert on yeast infections is Linda Allen who has helped over 143,000 sufferers worldwide. Stop now, and listen to what she has to say.

In looking for something that truly works in the long run, I hope you are invested enough in your health to take that extra step. For candida/a yeast infection, a cure, a return to health unquestionably involves gut health.

how to get rid of yeast infectionWhy “gut health”?

If you are experiencing a yeast overgrowth why do you need to learn about your gut? First, since it’s in the gut where the yeast or candida originated the answer to how to cure a yeast infection obviously involves a discussion of gut health. Why didn’t the candida yeast stay in balance?

Second, as you begin to understand candida, you will realize why the health of your gut, your intestines is essential for recovery to full health.

I conducted a google search for “gut health,” to see what kind of information is available on the Internet. I then chose the top three sites that provided the best information.

To provide some perspective, I found that among the top 20 websites were authority sites such as CNN, Mercola, Scientific American, so these authors of the top 3 I chose were competing well against such authorities. I’m guessing their rankings are based on the content of their sites and the articles themselves.

The top reviewed sites for gut health:  they are all at the top, in no order of what is best

Brad Sly , a nutritionist and personal trainer gives specific steps to restore optimal health through restoring gut health with his 4 rs. It’s an excellent basic start to the information you need.

Kris Carr is a cancer survivor and the creator of best-selling books on surviving cancer as well food-related subjects. Her article is full of her lively energy and 7 tips on improving gut health.

Chris Kresser has his credentials in acupuncture and is an expert in Integrative medicine. His explanations are very clear although I’m puzzled that I can’t find all 9 steps to perfect health.

An important conclusion from my search is that the importance of “gut health” is entering the mainstream awareness. Why? One reason is because more and more connections are being made between chronic diseases, digestive issues and general health with the state of gut health.

“…the latest thinking presents this vast army of microbes as a vital component in furnishing and maintaining human health.”–from The Guardian

The far-reaching consequences of gut health

Gut health usually focuses on the number of bacteria in the gut–one trillion. I don’t know about you but I can hardly imagine one million, but one trillion? Some writers in fact suggest that the comparison of the overwhelming number of bacteria compared to cells of our body makes us more bacteria than “human.”

When about 80% of the bacteria are good, the intestines do what they were designed to do: process food, provide nutrition by producing vitamins, hormones and other nutrients, and fight off infections and toxins. When this balance isn’t maintained, our body doesn’t get the nutrients needed and our immune system is weakened, leaving us open to infections and inflammation.

Moreover, scientists who are studying the importance of gut flora conclude that these bacteria are also involved in brain development and the health of nerve and muscle cells. For example, in autoimmune diseases such as MS (multiple sclerosis) and developmental disorders such as autism changes in gut flora are present. Other studies have also shown a relationship between gut bacteria and anxiety.

“In short, more and more evidence accumulates about the importance of gut flora for physical and mental health.”–from the Scientific American 

What are the attacks on gut health?

If we were breast-fed and if we weren’t fed solid food until after we were 6 months old, we started off with a full component of flora in our gut to keep us healthy. Depending on when you were born, breast-feeding may have been in or out of fashion. When you were started on solid foods depended on your family and community practices and recommendations from the pediatrician.

Recent trends, however, provide even more obstacles to normal flora in the intestines:

  • the large number of Caesarian sections in American society (an important colonizing process of gut flora occurs in the birth canal),
  • by bottle feeding (mother’s breast milk is important for gut health), and
  • by repeated use of antibiotics.

Even if we started out optimally with the right balance of good and bad bacteria in our intestines, the longer we live the more assaults are made on this balance.

These come from all the toxins we are exposed to including pollutants in the air and water, herbicides, pesticides, additives, medication such as antibiotics that directly upset the flora balance in the gut. Stress also affects our gut flora.

How are we vulnerable?

Scientist Paul O’Toole , a professor at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, the BioSciences Institute at Cork, reports on the connection found from studies world-wide between gut flora with “diseases and complaints as diverse as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, type-two diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, autism, depression, cardiovascular disease and colon cancer.”

Have you heard of “leaky gut” syndrome?

I’ve learned from researching on the Internet that “leaky gut” syndrome still isn’t always accepted by most traditional trained physicians. However, , Dr. Leo Galland has written extensively about this syndrome, symptoms and various disorders possibly related to hyperpermeability of the gut.

What I’ve learned is that the intestines of a baby until 6 months is porous; mother’s milk contains the colostrum necessarily to “plug” those holes. If food is given to a baby before 6 months, food protein leaks through the gut.

In an adult, leaky gut can be caused by gluten intolerance, NSAIDS, antibiotics, poor diet, medications, infections, stress, hormone imbalances, and neurological conditions (brain trauma, stroke and neuro-degeneration).

This hyperpermeability of the gut is linked to: food allergies, Arthritis, asthma, autoimmune diseases, autism, celiac disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, type I and type II diabetes, HIV, skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis, thyroid disorders , weight loss resistance, etc.

Now what do you do?

Don’t panic. Don’t despair. You may or may not have leaky gut syndrome. The whole point of bringing up this subject is to emphasize the importance of gut health to your overall health and possibly present an alternative explanation of your symptoms.

There are important components to learning how to cure candida or a yeast infections that you won’t easily find on the Internet.

Changing one’s diet (yeast free diet) or anti candida diet will help.

High quality probiotics definitely help.

Most important: Let an expert help you

Yeast Infection/Candida Experts Answer:  How to get rid of yeast infection

There are two experts on candida or yeast infections that stand out for me online. Each of them has helped thousands over the years through their books which you can get instantly online, and which carry a 60-day satisfaction guarantee.

In short, you lose nothing by reading through their information and making a decision to follow their recommendation and guidelines. By clicking on the images or clicks below, you will get more infection about how to get rid of yeast infection.

Linda Allen’s Yeast Infections No More

 

how to get rid of yeast infection
Eric Bakker’s “Candida Crusher”

How to Get Rid of a Yeast Infection

How to get rid of a yeast infection…permanently? Are you ready to take this question seriously?

how to treat a yeast infectionThe information below isn’t about a quick solution although they can often relieve symptoms…temporarily. When you realize that candida or yeast infections are signals from your body—an alarm, you might change your mind about how much time and effort you take to get educated about these nasty symptoms.

To get an expert’s view, stop right now and listen to Linda Allen .  Linda, a yeast infection sufferer herself, researched for years to find answers that rid of her of her symptoms.  It meant getting to the causes of her health issues, that when comprehensively treated left her free and healthy.

What experts like Linda Allen know about candida or yeast infection is vast compared to what usual MDs because no physician specializes in treating yeast infections. Think about it? When you go to a physician about a yeast infection, it’s one set of symptoms among hundreds that (s)he sees in the course of a week. Linda has focused on yeast infections for 15 years, researching and finding her answers for her myriad of symptoms.

What is Traditional Medicine’s approach to yeast infection?

For those who are unfamiliar with the difference between traditional, allopathic medicine and naturopathy, let me explain. Most of our doctors and other health professionals are trained to relieve symptoms of illness, and mostly through medication/pharmaceuticals.

Naturopaths or NDs, on the other hand, focus on the causes, what is happening in your body that led to the symptoms, the causes, to determine treatment. It’s the difference between a narrowly focused and a broader perspective.

If you chose to treat the symptoms and not the causes, the same or other signs from your body will erupt to let you know that all is not well. With yeast infection sufferers this story is told repeatedly: for years going to the doctor, and the symptoms keep returning. Or, trying this antifungal treatment or another one. If you are lucky to see symptoms go, congratulations.  However, don’t be surprised if they reoccur or other symptoms manifest.

Are you open to natural remedies in your search on how to get rid of a yeast infection ?

When you approach your symptoms from the view of looking at the causes, you move into a deeper understanding about your health. Your body develops symptoms such as allergies, aches and pains, coughing, lack of energy when systems in your body are off balance. Often it’s more than one since all parts are inter-connected.

When you have candida or yeast infections, it’s clear that an imbalance is occurring in your gut: candida overgrowth wherever it appears on your body means that the good to bad ratio of flora in your intestines is off balance.

In our modern society this imbalance has many causes: pollutants in the environment (outside and inside the home), unhealthy ingredients or elements in what we drink and eat, chemicals used to protect us from these toxins such as chlorine and antibiotics.

First line of defense:  Powerful effective probiotics

The idea of eating yogurt when you are on antibiotics has become more widespread. Why? Antibiotics kill the good along with the bad in the effort to defeat what is causes your illness. The live cultures from in yogurt and kefir are intended to help restore the good cultures. If the live cultures get to the intestines, some help may have been provided through consuming these foods.

Unfortunately, there are even more assaults on the good flora such as pesticides, herbicides that are sprayed on our food. Then other sources are from food manufacturers who add other toxins such as preservatives, additives to improve flavor, nitrates, artificial coloring, etc. to our food.

Pollutants in the air from the synthetics everywhere such as in the fabrics in our clothes and furnishing all need to be “neutralized” by our immune system.

What are good probiotics ?

  • Live cultures actually make it to the intestines
  • The right amount of and variety of live culture strains are found in the supplement.
  • The live cultures haven’t been destroyed by manufacturing or length of shelf life.

Reading labels can be painful especially when the print is so small. With yogurt, you can look for the active and live culture seal . Remember that sugar is what yeast feeds on, so stay away from sweetened yoghurt.

Here are two probiotics that are worth looking at:

Biotrust Pro-10X

Hyperbiotics Pro15

When you learn more about these probiotics you are assured that formulation and technology have been carefully developed to deliver good flora to the gut.

Do you watch what you eat?  Equally important is Diet:

The need for better nutrition is obvious with ill health only increasing at every age level including childhood diabetes and obesity, isn’t it? Clearly, too many of us are making the wrong food choices.

In America there are Paleo diets, Zone diets, Atkinson’s, etc.—is there anywhere else in the world where people are more fascinated by dieting?

So how we have, for gut health, the yeast free, candida or anti-candida diet

The Candida Diet

Most online advice about candida say: Stay away from sugar. Why? Yeast feeds on sugar. Not just the refined white granulated sugar. Sugar wherever it’s found such as in almost all processed foods in the form of high fructose corn syrup.

And sugar, also that is naturally found in most fruits and some vegetables that are starchy or sweet.

And carbs that turn into sugar once consumed such as all white flour products including breads, pasta, all manner of desserts.

What healthy foods can you eat?

  • Vegetables:
  • Nuts and seeds:
  • Animal protein raised without antibiotics, preferably grass-fed and organic:
  • Non-glutinous grains such as quinoa, buckwheat and millet

Supplementation

The soil where most commercial agricultural products are grown have long been depleted of nutrients. When they are not replenished with natural means that organic farmers use, i.e, not chemicals, we may not be getting the protein, minerals and vitamins that our grandparents got from their food.

Consequently, it may be important for us to supplement with the best vitamins, and minerals, , etc. we can find.

Moreover, the corn fed to cattle, pork, chicken, farm-raised fish may result in an imbalance of omega 6s from our food sources.   We need equal amounts of omega 3s and 6s for optimal health. Thus, for the health conscious finding good quality sources of omega 3s is also important. We need good fats.

Other issues that may be involved in regaining health

  • Parasites
  • Heavy metals
  • Detoxifying, cleansing

In Linda Allen’s book , “Yeast Infections No More,” there are comprehensive guidelines on how to get rid of a yeast infection.  Information and suggestions to return our bodies to full health are included. Although Linda’s book is an education for candida sufferers it can serve as well as for anyone who cares about their health.  Such information is not usually available to us otherwise.

The best to you.