My Personal Favorite Candida Remedies (Anti-Fungals)

Candida can mimic, cause, or worsen Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms. For this reason, a natural approach to these autoimmune disorders should include a plan to fight candida. The following is a list of my favorite remedies. (These should be combined with an anti-candida diet to be effective.)

Oil of Oregano-

Oregano oil has been used as a medicine for thousands of years and has been shown to be potent against a wide range of bacteria, fungi, like Candida, and parasites. Oregano oil was compared to the pharmaceutical drug, Nystatin, and found to be just as powerful. Also, studies done at Georgetown University Medical found that the oil inhibited the growth of staphylococcus bacteria as effectively as conventional antibiotics.

Germanium Sesquioxide-

Practitioners all have their personal favorites when it comes to Candida/anti-fungal treatments. (I am limiting my list to the ones I have personally used and found effective.) For candidiasis, Epstein-Barr Syndrome, and allergies, Dr. Lester Rose, M.D., recommends Germanium Sesquioxide (Ge-132) He starts his patients at 600 mg daily and has them taper down to 150 mg over a course of three weeks. He does this in combination with the supplements CoQ10 at 60 mg twice a day and 3 SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) tablets. Germanium is believed to be effective against yeast and viruses because it increases oxygen in the body and these organisms are oxygen sensitive. Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citrus Seed Extract)

Grapefruit Seed Extract-

Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) is a natural broad-spectrum antibiotic. It has also been shown effective against some viruses and Candida yeast. This extract has been studied for use against Staphylococcus (Staph), Streptococcus (Strep), Salmonella, Chlamydia trachomatis, Herpes simplex 1, Influenza A2, and the measles virus. It can also be used as a non-toxic hand sanitizer. A Brazilian study found it to be almost as effective for skin disinfection as commercially available surgical soap.

Note: Those sensitive to citrus can develop an allergy to grapefruit seed.

Shark Liver Oil-

An ingredient in shark liver oil, Squalamine, was found effective against yeast by Johns Hopkins University.

Probiotics-

Once candida has become overgrown, the body’s colony of good bacteria that should populate the gut cannot be re-established without treatment. Probiotics are needed to keep down the candida population.

Digestive Enzymes-

It is hypothesized that digestive enzymes work by breaking down the Candida in much the same way they break down food.

Note: This is not intended as medical advice.

Addiction Causes Misery

Various forms of addiction like alcoholism, smoking, intake of drugs, immoral habits ruin not only the user but also those associated with him. In many parts of the world, addictions are the cause of major health problems.

How many families have been ruined? How many have spent their last penny on their addictions rather than provide for their hungry children? The results are indeed alarming and on the heavy rise. Addictions lead to much unhappiness and often families are destroyed and torn apart.

The persons who are having addiction must first admit that they have problems. They must be honest with themselves and others. They must also have the support of their family and friends, who should make them, realize that they are not only ruining their own live but also their close family members too.

Bad habits like taking drugs are serious matters to be looked at. The health of the person will deteriorate and affect his mental condition also. This person must be made to realize that his or her life is not one that should be wasted and that God has given a body only to make use of, not destroy by taking poisonous substances like drugs and drinks. Prayer and counseling must be given to the person concerned to save life.

Immoral practices also are rising especially with the added technology of the web. People now resort to any means to make money. This will affect not only their health but their family life too. The very basis of society is a strong family. The only true friends will be close family members in times of need. The persons who are immorally inclined must be made to understand that youth passes with time and as age progresses, the only remaining support will be that of those who really love for love’s sake. Money can be and must be earned through rightful means in order to last and give happiness to everyone.

The people who have gone wayward must not however be scorned or ridiculed; instead they must be lovingly cajoled and brought back to normal life with continued persuasion. Prayer and God’s grace can save the black sheep. An environment of love must be created to rescue addicted people by talking. Sweet and true words with honesty will transform such persons. Dedication is a must. Addicted people may pose problems of many sorts, even abuse, but if you really love and care, then you should try to bring back into life a person who was absolutely wonderful not long ago until the ghost of bad habits took possession.

Love, prayer, support, determination and dedication are the main tools one should use to curb addiction.

A Fungal Yeast Infection and How to Combat It

A fungal yeast infection comes under a variety of different names. Yeast intolerance, candida infection, candidiasis and probably a few more that are just as difficult to spell. Calling a yeast infection ‘fungal’ is near to true as the bacteria involved do have fungus type attributes where they put down roots and releases spores. Also calling it yeast is valid because of the way it multiplies. It thrives on sugar and releases a variety of gases to make life uncomfortable for you.

A yeast infection can come about for a number of reasons. The main reason is usually due to antibiotics. Unfortunately, while antibiotics are bred to kill a certain bacteria, the body also sees them as enemies and will attempt to kill them as well. This weakens the immune system allowing the yeast room to expand.

Yeast bacteria can also be transferred into areas after invasive surgery. This makes it particularly difficult to target the infected area because of its location and that it will be feeding on sugar available in the bloodstream.

Stress is another major cause. In a stressful situation the body releases all sorts of chemicals which the beneficial bacteria have to deal with. This leaves another opportunity for the yeast to grow.

A yeast infection is not confined to the stomach. It can appear just about anywhere on the body but does prefer warm moist places, the most common places being the mouth and vagina. These infections are generally known as thrush and are usually quite easy to deal with.

Apart from all the other variables with a yeast infection there are also a number of different ways to deal with it. Everyone has their own ideas, most of which are valid, and will be their own special quick and painless remedy. The treatment will come down to where and how far advanced the infection is.

The first thing with any suspected yeast infection is to get it diagnosed correctly. Because the symptoms of a yeast infection mimic those of many other diseases and illnesses you need to make sure that you are using the right treatment. Tests are fairly easy and quick and are usually done in house by the doctor. There are a few home tests as well although these should not be taken verbatim but merely as a guide.

Most medical and home remedies are very effective at clearing up a yeast infection. Anti fungal creams, antibiotics, sprays and other drugs all have their own merits. Probiotics and vinegar amongst the home remedies are effective as well. The underlying problem with all these treatments is that they are treatment and not prevention. The long term objective of any treatment should be the prevention of an infection reappearing.

The widely considered best treatment and prevention is a yeast free diet. A yeast free diet is designed to stop the yeast overgrowth and bring it back down to a manageable level. This will generally mean removing foods that feed the yeast fungi, and also foods that are difficult to digest, from the diet. It is extremely effective at treating and preventing future yeast infections anywhere in the body.