Candidiasis Treatment – Addressing a Body-Wide Fungal Infection

Candida is a yeast (a form of fungus) which normally inhabits our intestines. Normally, it lives in a symbiotic arrangement with the other flora inhabiting our gut, most importantly bacteria. By itself, however, candida can be surprisingly toxic. Only when our normal bacteria keeps it to a balanced level is it a truly beneficial organism. Antibiotic regimens can easily distort this balance, however, and in turn cause all sorts of havoc in our body, from allergies that suddenly pop up at mid-life (or even later!) to fecal body odor. In cases such as this, it is important to seek a candidiasis treatment regimen to bring your body back into balance.

When this balance has been disrupted, you will know in short order! You’ll experience skin breakouts, you may have anxiety or panic attacks, and you’ll find you’re almost constantly tired. You may or may not learn of this problem from your doctor (many doctors don’t believe that systemic candidiasis can wreak such havoc, and so won’t even bother testing for it). While systemic candidiasis can sometimes be handled by a series of prescriptions from your doctor, these have terrible side effects of their own, so most people prefer to seek more natural remedies, before going this route (or in some cases, after the prescription candidiasis treatments have failed).

There are a great many natural anti-fungals available, including olive leaf extract, grapefruit seed extract, and certain types of walnuts. There are also probiotics available to help treat candidiasis. These act by introducing beneficial bacteria into your system, which, if they are able to take hold and multiply, will help put the ration of candida to bacteria back in balance. Generally speaking, while probiotics are an excellent and completely natural solution, you will often need to take several bottles’ worth (over time! Never exceed the daily dosage recommended on a bottle) before they are effective. This is due to the fact that most of these bacteria, while quite happy living in your gut, cannot survive in the highly acidic environment of the stomach…which of course they must pass through in order to get to the gut!

There are also treatments which address internal cleansing issues such as heavy metals and liver detoxification. These two issues, and a host of others, often go hand in hand with systemic candidiasis, and should be considered in any candidiasis treatment protocol. This is due to the fact that the waste products of the candida fungus can collect in the gut, liver, and other body tissues, causing a constant toxic load on the body. Heavy metals, while a separate issue (with a different cause – usually environmental or related to dental fillings), can confound a person’s attempts to deal with their systemic candida infection. When the detoxification pathways of the body (and the liver in particular) are blocked or otherwise disabled by heavy metals, cleansing the body of the excess candida organisms can be difficult or even impossible (depending upon the severity of the heavy metal toxicity).

Probably the most important step you can take toward candidiasis treatment is to alter your diet. This involves eating lots of fresh, raw food, avoiding sugary foods which will feed the candida, and making sure that you’re avoiding any foods to which you have allergies or sensitivities. That last one may sound like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised how many people eat things like wheat gluten which have been causing them symptoms for years, and yet they just don’t realize it, because they chalk the feelings they have up to “getting older” or some other nebulous cause.

The best plans for candidiasis treatment address all of these issues and I know of no better plan than the one put together by Linda Allen. She takes into consideration the entire body and mind of the candida sufferer, and covers everything from immediate symptom relief for simple vaginal or penile candida infections to a complete system for ridding the body of the excess candida which can cause chronic candida infections. I recommend it highly, and hope you’ll have a look for yourself. Ms. Allen’s program has helped hundreds of people, including me! I’m sure it can help you too.

Candidiasis colony photo (above) used under CC license from Pulmonary Pathology

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