Candida Cleanse

Candidiasis – this is the medical term for yeast infection, said term of which means an infection arising from the overgrowth of Candida albicans, a fungi common in the digestive tract. Its symptoms may not be life-threatening but these can be cause for concern, said symptoms of which include itchy sensations in the genital area, odorless genital discharge, and reddish skin.

Fortunately, candidiasis can be cured and prevented using several natural methods including changes to the diet. Said diet changes are usually included in the so-called Candida cleanse, which is a form of body detoxification albeit with a specific purpose – to restore the balance of flora (i.e., good and bad bacteria as well as yeasts) in the digestive system. The result: Yeast infections in the genitals and/or mouth can be treated and the prevented from recurring.

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Here are the main practices in the Candida cleanse.

#1 Avoid Sugar and Limit Carbohydrates

Sugar promotes yeast growth because it serves as the food for the yeast. All sources of sugar like cakes, cookies and pastries as well as sweetened fruit juices, soda and alcohol should be eliminated from the diet.

Fruits can be eaten but these should be low in sugar such as avocado; sweet fruits like melon are excluded from the Candida diet. Frozen, canned and dried fruits should be checked for sugar content as well. It is also important to read food labels because these can contain sugar in one of its many forms. Be aware of ingredients like sucrose, fructose, and maltose, among others. This is also true for many sources of carbohydrates, which explains the recommendation that carbohydrate intake must be limited to less the 60 grams per day for most individuals with yeast infections. Foods with low carbohydrate content including meat, turkey, chicken and non-starchy vegetables are allowed in the diet

#2 Avoid Foods with Yeast

It goes without saying that foods with yeast should be avoided during the Candida cleanse diet. Otherwise, the yeast overgrowth will be made worse. These foods and beverages include bread made with yeast, tomato paste, mushrooms, cheese, and beer. Name any fermented food and you can cross it off the list of allowed foods in the Candida cleanse diet.

#3 Use Herbs and Supplements

Each practitioner of the Candida cleanse diet recommend specific sets of herbs and supplements. The most common herbs are oregano, thyme, rosemary, and chamomile, which can be used in vaginal/penile washes and in teas. Be careful about using herbs and supplements as too much of anything can worsen your symptoms. Your best bet is to ask the professionals about the proper mixtures and dosages just to be on the safe side.

#4 Avoid Caffeinated Beverages

The list of must-avoid caffeinated beverages includes regular coffee, decaf coffee, and black tea. Add cider and root beer, too.

Don’t worry because you will not starve during your Candida cleanse diet. You can eat certain types of fruits, vegetables and whole grains as well as limited amounts of dairy products during the body detoxification process.

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