If you have suffered from a yeast infection before or now, you will doubtlessly have tried to find some kind of relief, either from a doctor or on your own.
Doctors usually prescribe over the counter products, or sometimes they will prescribe Nystatin or other fungicide.
Although these have some use they often leave the patient with poor results and out of pocket!
In this article I aim to offer you some safe and effective alternative treatments to relieve your yeast infection symptoms and eventually cure your yeast infection.
For centuries people from China to South America have used herbs, roots and natural plant products to treat medical conditions.
Top 5 Anti Yeast Natural Treatments
This is a potent antiviral, anti-fungal and antibacterial treatment.
Garlic can be used internally and topically for relief from Candida and yeast infection symptoms.
Used internally you can use it in most dishes: simply chop or crush 2 or more cloves and add to your meal (fry gently with onions for 1 – 2 minutes being careful not to burn it (burnt garlic is horrible and inedible).
If you want a more potent way – crush the garlic and eat raw (put it in yoghurt if you cannot handle the taste!). 1 – 2 Garlic cloves a day will do wonders for your overall health.
Finally a woman can insert a clove of garlic into the vagina overnight to get relief. Thread the garlic clove with a needle and some strong thread for easy removal.
If you find this causes irritation simply leave the skin of the clove on.
- Oregano Oil
This is a natural anti-fungal (killer of fungi – yeast) and is very potent. It is also very high in antioxidants and has been shown to kill off parasites in the gut.
Get the organic kind and take it in water – 3 drops in a glass of water twice a day. This can be gradually increased over a couple of weeks to 6 drops twice a day.
- Natural Yoghurt
Natural yoghurt contains millions of “good” bacteria – the kind that lives in your gut and help to break down and digest your food. These bacteria are responsible for maintaining the health of the gut and keeping yeast cells in check. They naturally help reduce the yeast overgrowth. Take internally to keep good gut health and use topically (externally) to reduce any rash or itching you may have. Simply cover the affected area for 5 – 10 minutes a day until you see noticeable results. To reduce the external symptoms continue to treat for 1 – 2 weeks after symptoms have passed.
- Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a great product that everyone should have at home.
It is the safest oil to cook with as it does not produce trans-fats when heated to high temperatures. It can be used as frying oil, as part of a dressing for salads, added direct to certain foods (toast or porridge). It can also be used externally – many people use it to help reduce acne, improve skin and hair tone. It is anti-fungal and antibacterial – It is an enemy of yeast and so should be used in the diet.
It should be recognised by now that most modern peoples are starved of enough oxygen – in the past mans activities were primarily outdoors, he/she hunted, ran, washed and lived outdoors. Also man was far more active and moved around a lot more (hunting/gathering food and water, migrating, escaping dangers etc.). All this outdoor activity meant that we were breathing lots more clean air. We can also assume that man was able to breath more deeply back then – nowadays our breathing is very shallow – watch a cat or dog and see how differently they breath to us.
Breathing is the closest to our being alive – we can survive for days without water, and weeks or months without food, but only a few minutes without air.
We breathe air for its Oxygen. Oxygen is essential for cell integrity and energy – the less we have in our bodies the less alive we feel.
Liquid oxygen can help us get more oxygen into our bodies and restore the healthy cell chemistry needed for optimum health.
This can be purchased online (look for liquid ozone).
Start off using one glass of water with 15 drops of ozone. Work this up to 3 glasses a day for a week or two – if you notice undesirable symptoms like headache reduce the dose and continue to another week.
If no symptoms occur you can then increase the dose up to 25 -30 drops per glass.
Only use this for maximum of 3 weeks at a time.
Other ways to increase your oxygen intake are:
- a) Exercise – getting the heart rate up will make you breath more.
- b) Get outside – air in buildings can be stale and recycled (greatly diminished oxygen content) so get outside and into nature and breathe the clean, oxygen rich air!
- c) Practise deep breathing exercises – these can be combined with meditation.
- d) Practise yoga or Pilates – to relax tight stomach and chest muscles, one of the reasons we don’t breathe as deeply as we should.