What Is The Best Candida Treatment?
I'm a big believer in treating diseases naturally, holistically, looking at the body as a whole.
At least then you not only heal your candida symptoms but also all the other health issues that have been zapping your energy levels for ages!
That's why I chose to tackle my systemic candida problem with natural remedies instead of over-the-counter ones.
Here's What Will Help You Decide What Candida Treatment is Best for You
- I'm going to give you a quick overview of the different ways of treating candida.
- Then I'm going to list for you the most potent natural yeast fighting products you can take.
- And I'm going to tell you why "over-the-counter" candida drugs don't work in the long run.
- Next week I'll then review the candida medications I have taken; telling you the Pro's & Con's.
So you can make an informed decision when you decide to go down that treatment route yourself.
This is an outline of the individual steps of the most effective, universally accepted form of candida treatment:
- You cleanse your digestive system with a fast and enemas if possible.
- You follow a strict sugar free diet to starve the overgrowth of yeast and prevent any new growth.
- You take medication to kill the remaining yeast organisms.
- You take probiotics to re-establish a healthy gut flora.
- You heal the illnesses that have occurred through the health imbalance in all the organs that were affected by the candida infestation.
Natural Cure for Yeast Infection -To Kill The Remaining Yeast
There is no reason for you to have to resort to an over-the-counter candida treatment.
There are plenty of highly effective completely natural substances available that kill candida. Here's a few examples - they are called antifungals because the yeast ia actually a fungus:
- Caprylic Acid
- Olive Leaf Tablets
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Oregano Oil
- Pau D'Arco Tea
- Colloidal Silver
These are just a few of the best ones. Most of them I have taken myself.
You can read a detailed review of my experience of taking them here.
Read About Conventional Candida Treatment
The standard way of treating Candida if it even gets detected, (which it rarely does) is to use over the counter drugs like Nystatin or Diflucan. This is aimed at killing the excess yeast locally.
Pro: They are said to work quicker than natural remedies.
That's why some people with severe candida infections tend to go for a conventional treatment plan, as the experienced symptoms are often unbearable.
How Does the "Over-the-counter Candida Treatment" Work?
There are different kinds of candida treatments that you can get over the counter at a pharmacy or prescribed from your doctor.
They either inhibit fungal growth, bacterial growth or parasites.
The conventional candida treatment comprises of antifungal pills, lozenges and some topical ointments (antifungal creams) for instance for fungal nail infections or thrush.
These over-the-counter antifungals often contain antibiotics that are used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, kidneys, bladder, prostate, lungs or bronchial tubes.
These are all areas where if you have a yeast infection and your immune system is low you can easily get bacterial infections on top of the yeast overgrowth.
Just to clarify, the yeast itself is not likely to bother you. But the infections it causes and the mineral deficiency will.
How Do Antibiotics Work?
Now antibiotic medication is quite clever in the sense that it inhibits the bacteria's ability to turn glucose into energy or its ability to construct its cell walls whereupon they die. But it leaves your body cells intact.
But How Do Antibiotics Cause a Vicious Circle of Recurring Candida Infections?
So what happens when you take a conventional candida treatment is that because the bacteria are killed and the inflammation goes down you'll feel better - thinking that the medicine is working.
Then once you are eating normal again the yeast is feeding of the sugar in your food and growing, causing another onset of candida symptoms and bacterial infections.
You have probably been prescribed antibiotics yourself before that were meant to cure your sinuses infection, bronchitis or cystitis... and did it help? Or did you get ill again shortly after? Ok, you might have had a virus in which case antibiotics don't work. But let's just humour me and presume you didn't and the antibiotics simply didn't solve your recurring candida issues.
Con: This can easily happen because conventional candida drugs are not geared to treat the underlying cause/ imbalance in your system. So they are pretty ineffective in terms of long term candida treatment. Not to mention the allergie side effects that people have reported who took them for a series of treatments.
Candida Left Untreated
What happens if you don't treat Candida is that you most likely develop a systemic candida infection.That's what happened to me.
All that means is that you become more and more ill. It's a slow process, it sneaks up on you. The infections spread into several parts of your body, causing you to feel fatigued, inflamed and craving carbs... but whom am I telling this...You are here to sort it out, so "not acting" is not an option!
And I didn't even resort to a prescription candida treatment - I treated my systemic candida completely natural.
It does take longer - but it's all possible! Chin Up
Foods/ Home Remedies That Inhibit or Kill Candida
Thankfully there are some vegetables and spices that inhibit the growth or even kill fungus and yeast.
- Coconut Oil
- Onions, leek
Be sure to use them regularly in your cooking to carry on killing Candida. In moderation!
Eating lots of garlic or coconut oil can cause a lot of unpleasant die off symptoms.
You only need to bite on a piece of garlic to see how sharp and acidic it is. So just because it is natural that doesn't mean it can't make you ill!
A Word of Warning:
If you eat garlic all the time then not only will you become rather lonely, ha! But you can also seriously throw the flora in your mouth and intestines out of kilter - the good bacteria find garlic just as unattractive as the baddies.
So you might get rid off the thrush in your mouth but instead you start smelling like an old pond and your gum might get sore with gingivitis setting in - not nice.
Using a bit of spice is fine, don't worry. Even I smell like a pond sometimes You'll know when it's too hot. It's only regular over-spicing that is a problem.
Even Probiotics Kill Candida
Also, be aware that even probiotics strongly inhibit the growth of candida.
And as your body is killing yeast cells on its own accord anyway taking a Probiotic is the Cornerstone of every candida treatment and diet. So don't be surprised if you have more symptoms from taking it.
Even probiotic yogurt has this effect, but less so. Some candida diets don't allow dairy, if you choose to eat yogurt, try to stick to a few spoons full from phase 3 onwards to minimise flare ups).
What to watch out for when choosing a Candida Supplement:
There are a few candida supplements out on the market that promise to cure candida.
I am always highly sceptical if something claims it will heal you in a matter of hours, regardless whether it is natural or not. Or if it says that it is "the only" cure. In fact that's what originally motivated me to source different natural remedies myself, because I simply didn't trust anyone enough to buy from them.
Candidate and similar combi pills
I have not tried Candidate myself. But I have heard that a lot of people bought it in the hope this alone would cure their candida problem.
Now I don't want to shatter your illusions but looking at the ingredients it sounds like a nice addition to your candida treatment.
But I can almost guarantee that on its own it will do diddlysquat for you.
What's the Best Candida Treatment for You?
- Key is to find a candida treatment that suits your life-style and ideally that it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
- If the diet enables you to have a social life and boosts your overall immune system - so much the better.
- The ideal Candida Treatment should take into account your history of previous & current health issues.
- You'd want a gradual treatment plan that does not overwhelm you.
- And that includes long term dietary advice with a diet that you can easily sustain.
Candida Treatment Review
Ready to go into a bit more detail about all the natural antifungals?
- What antifungals are made of.
- What they do to you.
- How much to take and how long for.
- Where I bought mine and why.
- And most importantly, how I got on with them.
Then there's only one thing for it - absorb the epic 7400 word comprehensive guide on antifungals I've put together for you here