Living with candida overgrowth can be quite annoying. From itching and skin issues to chronic fatigue, these symptoms can affect your way of life.
If you’re trying to stay away from antibiotics and looking for a more natural approach, there’s a few things you should know.
Candida is a bacteria that grows in your stomach. In low amounts, it’s harmless; its overgrowth is what can cause issues.
Thinking of it this way can help you figure out how to treat it.
With that in mind, let’s go over popular options.
A Sugar-Free, Plant-Based Diet
Candida is associated with yeast, and your diet can actually fuel overgrowth issues. An easy and popular way to combat candida overgrowth is with a diet that won’t feed it.
Sugar is a big culprit in promoting overgrowth issues, so opting for a low-sugar or sugar-free lifestyle may help. Some naturopaths also suggest that milk and food/drink that contain lactose can lead to candida-rooted health woes. For this reason, you may want to avoid these if you are working to rid your body of candida.
But what type of diet can you turn to instead?
A more green or Mediterranean diet can help support the immune system, which is a step in the right direction. Some naturopaths and nutritionists also incorporate more steamed veggies and even veggie broth to help cleanse the body of bacteria.
If you’re looking for specific foods to help stave off candida overgrowth problems, you’re in luck. Candida is so common that naturopaths and health researchers have found a few specific foods and drinks that can help at the root.
Heathline outlines a few of them:
- coconut oil
- aloe vera gel
Of special interest is coconut oil, aloe vera and kombucha.
Coconut oil contains lauric acid. In test tube studies, this acid has been shown to help fight candida-related issues. Swirling around coconut oil in the mouth is a common preventive measure.
Aloe vera gel may also help prevent issues in the mouth, discouraging the growth of bad bacteria.
Finally, kombucha contains polyphenols and acetic acid, both of which have proven to kill candida in test tube studies.
Interestingly enough, kombucha is a part of another common treatment.
Because a candida-related issues allows bad bacteria to flourish in the microbiome, probiotics are highly recommended.
Probiotics will help rid the body of bad bacteria, while nurturing the presence of good bacteria. This could help clear up digestion-related stress and support immune function. Both of these are great for fighting candida, and reducing recurrence.
Probiotics can be found in supplement form, but you may also find it naturally occurring in foods!
Fermented veggies and food, such as kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut and apple cider, naturally contain probiotics and phytonutrient enzymes that help balance the mircrobiome.
Naturopaths and nutritionists also recommend supplements that can help cleanse, rid the body of bacteria and strengthen the immune system.
The following supplements are routinely used either in various forms:
- milk thistle
- Vitamin C
- essential oils
It is also pretty common for an oil or cream to be created using these supplements or foods mentioned above to help treat skin-related symptoms. Good examples of this are tea tree and coconut oil, aloe vera gel, and garlic.
Our Candida Reduction Pack
Our Candida Reduction Pack is based upon effective plant-based products, probiotics and supplements.
Virusure: With the help of sea algae (like spirulina and gigartina), this product can help support immune function.
Biome Medic: Biome Medic helps support the health of your microbiome with pre- and probiotics. With chicory root, and fulvic and humic acid, this product can help flush toxins. In fact, it’s Detox Project Certified for its clinically-proven ability to reduce glyphosate levels in the body!
Tropic Oil: Coconut oil has proven to work well in candida prevention and reduction. So, of course we have to set you up with a jar!
Kamut Blend: This product blends some of Mother Earth’s best grassy goodness, including kamut wheat grass and alflalfa. These greens can help boost the immune system and support healthy cleansing.
Special Note: As always, it is super important to see a medical professional when necessary.