Candida is a fungus or bacteria which live inside our body (intestines and mouth) to help with nutrient absorption and digestion. However, when this fungus overproduced, it can cause an illness and that’s not what we want. Some people unfortunately, severe from health issues from digestive problem, yeast infection to depression caused by overproduced Candida. Now, if the Candida is overgrowth inside your body, you can treat it with home remedies. We are going to share 10 tips how to get rid of Candida naturally.
Factors that can cause the Candida Overgrowth
Many factors can cause the Candida inside the body overproduced or overgrowth such as:
- Consuming too much alcohol
- Consuming too much refined sugar and carbohydrate in diet menu
- High-stress lifestyle
- Oral contraceptives
- Consuming antibiotics that kill too much good bacteria
- Suffer from great fatigue/ fibromyalgia and feeling down plus so tired
- Diarrhea, bloating, constipation, and other digestive issues
- Skin or nail fungal infections like toenail fungus or athlete’s foot
- Lack of focus, can’t memorize, brain fog, difficult to concentrate, ADHD, and ADD
- Vaginal infections and vaginal itching
- Rectal itching and urinary tract infections
- Seasonal allergies
- Strong cravings for refined carbohydrate and sugar
Candida overgrowth test
To make sure whether your Candida is overgrowth or not, you can do some tests such as:
- Stool testing
- Blood testing
- Urine Organix Dysbiosis Test
All these test can be done by going to the hospital and ask the doctor or the lab to check you whether Candida in your body is overproduced or overgrowth or not. Once you find out that the Candida is overgrowth you need to immediately take a treatment.
10 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Candida
1. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is known well to improve our immune system so our body will not be easy to get infected by diseases. By taking vitamin C, your body immune system will get stronger and it will help to heal infection caused by overproduced Candida and those who have weak immune system is the target for yeast infection due to Candida. Hence, improving your immune system will prevent any yeast infections.
2. Fresh and Plain Yogurt
Yogurt can be used to remove Candida as well as get rid any yeast infections thanks to the lactobacillus contained in this food. When you want to take this remedy, pick the plain and non-sugary yogurt since yeast thrives on sugar. If you have vaginal yeast infection caused by overgrowth Candida, then you can apply the fresh yogurt directly on the infected area or you can use the tampon for this purpose. Just apply the yogurt frequently to prevent the yeast spreading.
3. Unrefined Coconut Oil
By applying unrefined coconut oil frequently, it can help to remove infection caused by Candida thanks to the anti-microbial properties of this oil. Moreover, it can also prevent the bacteria to spread widely due to the fatty base of coconut. If you have a baby, you can use coconut oil to treat her thrush and do not worry to use it because the oil is completely safe.
To use it as a home remedy for the infection, you can coat her tongue directly or apply it on the nipple when you want to feed her so it can be used to prevent yeast infection spread from the mother to the baby.
4. Cranberry Juice
This is a tasty home remedy which you can drink to treat infections caused by overgrowth Candida such as urinary tract infections and vaginal yeast infection. Drinking the juice can help to prevent the bacteria and yeast to grow because of its strong skin acidic. The Cranberry can relieve the itching and pain caused by yeast and bacterial infections. For the best result, you need to drink it once per day and make sure that you drink the non-sugary one since sugar can make your condition worse.
5. Grapefruit Extract
Grapefruit seed extract contains anti-microbial properties which can help to control and treat Candida infections such as thrush in the mouth that can also be found especially on babies from the mother who breastfeeding them. This solution is safe for both the baby and the mother and you can drink it frequently once per day, let the extract juice stay in the mouth for a few minutes to deal with the thrush caused by Candida.
We already knew that garlic has many benefits especially to take care diseases and Candida infection is one of them. As an anti-bacteria and antiseptic agent, garlic is not only good for treating infections caused by Candida but other bacteria as well. Just consume the garlic to clear the infection as well as to prevent it going back.
You can include garlic in your foods as much as possible or to get more effective result, you can chew 4 to 5 raw cloves of garlic every day since the juice that come out will take stronger effect on the yeast. However, if you think that eat the raw cloves is too much then you can simply purchase garlic oil or tablets at the market as a better option.
7. Try Sugar Diet
As we already mentioned before, sugar can cause the Candida infections worse and that’s why by trying sugar diet can help to treat the infection. Sugar diet is meaning that you should avoid eating foods like refined grains, sugar, carbohydrate, fruit juices, and other sugary products while you still suffer from Candida infections. And for those who want to prevent the Candida infections coming back, you can do low sugar diet.
In addition, foods like potatoes and carrots should be avoided as well when you suffer from Candida infections since starchy foods are also contain sugar. If you like fruit, then you can consume Apple which low in sugar and safer than any other fruits.
Herbs can be used as a home remedy to discourage the yeast to grow more and thus is very great to treat Candida infections. You can consume herbs along with your foods or separated. By eating the herbs, it can help to eliminate the infections caused by Candida as well as other bacteria.
This is the cheapest treatment to deal with Candida infections: drinking water. Yes, water can be used to support the home remedies by flush out any toxins in your body plus the yeast which present in genital areas and intestine. That’s why drinking plenty of water will help to relieve the infections and if you are severe from mild infections caused by Candida, drinking water can eliminate it completely from your body.
Eating ginger can give a great effect for Candida infections thanks to its antifungal and antibacterial agent. Consuming the ginger to fight the yeast infection and prevent it to coming back again or to control the infection spreading. To use the remedy, you can easily chew the ginger once per day or you can also make it as a tea. Crush the ginger and boil it with water, drink the tea three times per day until you get the desired result. Please take a note that, you cannot add any sugar to the tea since it can make your infection worse.
That’s 10 tips how to get rid of Candida which you can use to treat the infections and prevent it to come back. For conclusion, there are three things you need to do to eliminate the Candida: first you need to stop the yeast to growing more, second is you need to build up the good bacteria, and third to make sure that the Candida does not enter your bloodstream again, you need to heal your gut by not consuming inflammatory foods or drinks that can harm GI tract while eat foods/drinks that can help to eliminate the infections.