I’d like to talk to you ladies today about a subject that is a bit taboo, but has affected most all of us at one time or another.
Vaginal yeast infections!
Ah yes, most of us have had the memorable experience of the pain, discharge, bloating and of course the maddening itching at some point in our lives…some more often than others.
But regardless of what your experiences with yeast infections have been, you can be proactive and fight any existing infection you may have, as well as prevent any further attacks.
Here’s what you need to know:
Although vaginitis can be caused by several microorganisms, the most common is yeast (Candida).
Candida is always present in your intestinal tract, and it does serve a valid function--killing certain harmful bacteria.
However, a problem arises when Candida grows out of control--then this relatively harmless yeast becomes a fungal monster that can make you very sick.
There are about 154 different species of Candida, but Candida albicans is usually the culprit that causes health problems.
How in the world?
You may be wondering, “If Candida is in my gut, how can it cause a VAGINAL infection?”
There are two ways.
First of all, your vaginal opening and your anus are next-door neighbors, and it’s possible for microorganisms in your wastes to pay a visit to the vagina, especially if you are wearing tight-fitting clothes or wipe back-to-front after a bowel movement.
In addition, Candida can eat away at your intestinal wall and get into your bloodstream. At that point, anywhere in your body is fair game for it to unleash its wrath.
That’s why Candida can also cause a wide variety of other problems like fungal nail infections, sore throat, brain fog, mood swings, joint pain, skin eruptions, chronic sinus infections, bad breath and BO.
Fight Candida and win!
Here are ways you can help control Candida in your body, and say goodbye to those horrible yeast infections for good!
Eliminate sugars and refined carbohydrates
Yeasts feed on sugar and refined carbohydrates. So when you eliminate these foods from your diet, you deprive Candida of the food source it needs to multiply.
Read labels carefully, as sugars are hiding in many foods and condiments.
Focus on consuming good carbohydrates like vegetables and legumes.
In addition, although they can be very nutritious and a great source of fiber, fruits are high in sugar and whole grains can feed Candida too, so they are best avoided for at least a month or until you have Candida under control.
Support a healthy flora balance.
The beneficial bacteria in your intestinal tract help to keep Candida under control and support your immune system, but they can only do this if there is a healthy enough population of them.
A high quality, multi-strain probiotic formula like Super Shield can provide a much-needed intestinal flora boost for your body, and help ensure your army of good guys stays strong.
Two of Super Shield’s top-shelf probiotic strains--Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus acidophilus—have been shown to be extremely effective in fighting Candida overgrowth!
Use coconut oil
Coconut oil can effectively fight Candida due to its antimicrobial properties, plus it’s a good stable fat for cooking.
Talk to your doctor
If you are on birth control pills, steroids or antibiotics, talk to your doctor about alternatives. These medications are notorious for upsetting the gut microbiome and giving Candida the upper hand.
Try mixing tea tree essential oil (which has antifungal properties) with olive oil and applying to the vaginal area to provide relief. Our collection of outstanding Mooseberry essential oils includes tea tree oil, so check it out!
Choose cotton and natural fibers
Synthetic, non-breathable fibers can encourage yeast growth. Choose cotton underwear and clothes made of natural fibers such as cotton, wool and silk.
Get Candida under control and start feeling better now!
To your health,