Friday, May 25, 2012

4 Foods That Fight Yeast Infections

Do you have a problem with yeast infections? You might be surprised to learn that there are some foods which can help you to combat these type of problems naturally. This is especially crucial for those of us that suffer from recurring yeast infections because we have unwisely used pharmaceutical cures that don't really give us a cure at all. Here are four different types of foods that you can use to fight yeast in your body and to get it under control.

Yogurt - One of the most important foods that you can eat if you have a problem with yeast infections is yogurt. You need to make sure that you aren't simply eating the type of yogurt that is available at most grocery stores, which may actually have the opposite effect for you. Yeast loves sugar and if you are eating or using yogurt with sugar in it, you are not going to be doing yourself any good. Use natural yogurt or perhaps even make your own and eat it every day. If you have a yeast infection now, you can also apply it directly to the area or perhaps dip a tampon in it and insert it for 20 minutes or so. It will help to promote good bacteria growth in your body that will naturally combat the yeast.

Apple Cider Vinegar - This is one of those foods that you can use on a regular basis in order to improve your health overall. It should not be used topically in the case of a yeast infection but you should be drinking about two tablespoons every day in a large glass of water. Don't try to take it directly, always mix it in water. This will not only help you with your yeast infection, it will help you to feel better overall.

Garlic - All-natural garlic patents should be used whenever you have a problem with yeast infections. You should eat garlic every day but if you have a vaginal yeast infection, inserting a tab of garlic can provide you with some instant relief.

Water - Although it is not really a food, you should make sure that you are drinking eight to 10 glasses of pure water every day. Dehydration is a major cause of yeast infections and you need to reverse the process in order to cure the problem from the inside out.

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Yeast infection and natural yogurt?

I'm trying to fight the problem myself or prevent from happening:) i sometimes got a thick white discharge but most the time its clear etc i've been eating alot of fruit and veg and laying off junk food!:)
i though natural yogurt was the same as plain :S so i've been eating a lot of that! a day again after weeks of clear discharge it was really white and thick :S but gone back clear 4 now, and because i've been eating so natural yogurt my discharge smells like it :s ... is this bad or does it mean its working ???

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I'm not sure what you mean by natural yogurt. Many types of yogurt little to no probiotics, the substance that could help deal with yeast infections. When shopping for it, make sure that it has active bacteria. You may also want to lay off the fruits for a while, sugar and refined flour can make the situation worse, because it provides food for the yeast.

Garlic supplements are sometimes helpful, but if you are taking any medications be sure to ask if there are any drug/herb interactions. Garlic can interact with blood thinners.

I understand your desire to take care of it yourself, but having the doctor diagnose your problem is important. You may not be dealing with a yeast infection, so a proper diagnosis is definitely in your best interests.

Mary Bodel, MH


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You can take natural yogurt and treat the area affected with the yeast infection. I can tell you that it will work--depending on how bad you got it might you have to repeat this procedure. A nurse told me to do that years ago and I was amazed that it worked. Then start eating yogurt every day---not off and on, every day!!! I eat 3-4 yogurt every day since 20 years and I haven't gotten a yeast infection since I treated the last one 20 years ago the way I explained to you.....
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