We have put together some helpful advice on how to naturally treat Candida.
Candida and other yeast infections are some of the most common afflictions that can irritate us and keep us unwell. Flaring up in warm itchy spots of the body such as armpits, mouth and vagina, this nasty infection actually originates in the gut.
Prebiotic properties contained in Cider Tonic can help prevent and treat these infections.
What is Candida?
There are over 20 types of yeast that live in our gut and they can cause infections in many different areas of the body. Candida Albicans is the most common yeast that can cause infections. Taking advantage of extra sugar in the body, it causes an overgrowth of yeast. This is when problems begin.
Yeast overgrowth is a common problem that easily gets out of hand, since its fed by any food that converts to sugar during digestion.
These foods include:
- Refined Carbs
- Foods high in starch
- Processed foods
Candida thrives on these foods, growing at a rapid speed, leading to some uncomfortable symptoms.
Symptoms of Candida include:
- Jock Itch
- Skin yeast infections like Ringworm and Psoriasis
- Food reactions or allergies
- Brain fog
Why is Cider Tonic (ACV) a good natural treatment for Candida?
As a prebiotic containing acetic acid, Cider Tonic has the benefit of being an antibacterial and antifungal agent.
According to recent research and studies, it appears that the candida yeast doesn’t like ACV at all. Because of its PH level balancing properties, consuming ACV products like Cider Tonic could potentially make your body less hospitable to fungus. Then this means it’s less likely to grow out of control and cause an infection.
How to use Cider Tonic to treat infection.
Apple cider vinegar is fermented with a beneficial yeast that acts as a prebiotic for healthy bacteria in your gut, so essentially it helps your good bacteria grow as you eliminate harmful foods that feed the harmful yeasts like Candida.
Apple Cider Vinegar doses
Taking a natural prebiotic, which feeds the ‘good’ bacteria, like Cider Tonic daily can prevent Candida infections. Beneficially, you can also take it to treat an overgrowth as a natural remedy, by taking it 3 times a day during this time. Really, you do need to ingest Cider Tonic orally so it can help flush out toxins, mucus, and all types of harmful bacteria that can cause a back up during digestion and cause further growth.
Helpful diet tips on how to treat Candida:
- Remove all processed, refined and naturally sugary foods.
- Ingest lots of greens, low starch root veggies
- Eat more fresh raw nuts and seeds
- Seek to eat as many fresh foods as possible
- Munch on low sugar fruits like green apples, limes, lemons, tomatoes , cucumber and berries
- Eat healthy fats, like coconut oil, which also contain anti-fungal properties.
- Enjoy fermented foods such as sauerkraut, raw kimchi and miso
- Avoid dairy, gluten and most wheat products
- Eat magnesium rich foods
It’s important to get rest while your body heals from yeast overgrowth.
It gets worse before it gets better…
You may find that while you are healing from Candida that you feel worse and a depletion of energy before you feel better, it could take several days or weeks to get over that feeling and cooler to warm baths and time in sunshine (for Vitamin D) may help you feel better as you adjust.
Chronic yeast overgrowth can go on to cause bigger health problems if left untreated, so it’s best to look after your body everyday. By taking an ACV like our Cider Tonic daily, you can inhibit Candida for good and all the problems it can cause. Be kind to yourself.
Until next time, get out there & enjoy the little things in life.
Remember to love your guts like l love your guts!