How to Treat Candida With Natural Remedies

Supplement Solutions – What is Candida?

candida albicansCandida is yeast lives on the skin, digestive tract and vagina. There are many species of Candida but the most prevalent is Candida albicans. If there is a disruption in bacterial balance the yeast can grow out of control and this is called Candidiasis.

Causes of Candida

The causes of Candida are multifactorial. Some of the predisposing factors, enabling the growth of Candida are:

  • The prolonged use of antibiotics and some steroidal medications which depresses levels of beneficial bacteria.
  • Oral contraceptives and pregnancy have been reported as risk factors because of the hormonal changes.
  • Having type 2 diabetes and a compromised immune system, such as in the case of AIDS and cancer has also been linked to Candida overgrowth.
  • A diet high in sugar, refined carbohydrates and alcohol all provide a constant food source for the yeast to grow.
  • Prolonged stress can cause yeast overgrowth for several reasons. Stress causes the release of the hormone cortisol, which raises blood sugar levels and feeds the yeast cells. In addition high cortisol levels in the body can depress the immune system, which leaves the body defenseless against the sudden elevation in yeast.

Candida symptoms

Toxic by-products released by yeast can set off a multitude of both subtle and overt symptoms. Common Candida symptoms experienced include:

  • Constant fatigue
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Weak memory, forgetfulness,
  • Difficult concentration, foggy head
  • Irregular bowel movements – constipation or diarrhea
  • Bloating and/or excessive flatulence
  • Oral or vaginal thrush
  • Fungal infections
  • Food intolerances and allergies
  • Cravings for sugars/sweets, carbohydrates (e.g. pasta, rice, baked goods)
  • Weight gain and difficulty losing weight
  • Headaches
  • Skin irritations such as dry itchy skin, acne and rashes

The best way to establish current or past exposure to Candida overgrowth is with either a blood test or saliva test measuring both IgG and IgA Candida Antibodies.

Candida cleanse

A Candida cleanse protocol can take at least three months. In order to get Candida overgrowth under control five things need to be done simultaneously.

  1. Eliminate foods that feed Candida
  2. Kill off Candida overgrowth with diet and supplements
  3. Manage the healing crisis
  4. Restore beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract with probiotic supplements
  5. Build up the immune system with diet and supplements

Healthy Living Tips – Candida Cleanse Diet


  • Sugar is the chief nutrient of Candida. Therefore it is important to restrict and avoid sugars from: sweets, chocolate, biscuits, cakes, fizzy drinks, ice cream, fruit juice and honey.
  • Milk and dairy: lactose the sugar in milk can also promote Candida.
  • Avoiding foods with high yeast and mould levels such as alcohol, cheese, dried fruits and peanuts.

Diet do’s

  • Foods high in protein should be combined with carbohydrates to slow the release of sugar and balance blood sugar levels.
  • Eat low carbohydrate food including plenty of green vegetables, cauliflower, eggplant, sprouted beans, artichoke, carrots, peppers,  tomatoes, cucumber, onions, peas and leeks.
  • Low GI fruit can be eaten: Lemons, grapefruit, oranges pears, berries and pomegranate
  • Drink 1.5-2 liters of water a day to maintain hydration and help flush out toxins.
  • Raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar creates an unfriendly environment for the yeast, while helping create a good environment for friendly gut flora. Dilute 1-2 tablespoons with water and drink daily. It can also be used as a salad dressing ingredient.

Supplement Solutions - Supplements and Herbs for the treatment for Candida

During a Candida cleanse diet it is common for individuals to feel worse as a result of the breakdown products and toxins from the Candida being released into the bloodstream. This is often referred to a ‘die- off’ reaction or the medical term-Herxheimer’s reaction. Die-off symptoms resemble the flu and can be uncomfortable. The symptoms can be alleviated by taking the natural anti-fungal natural supplements below.

They can be taken at the same time and also rotated every month.

Garlic: is a powerful anti-fungal agent. Best eaten raw and crushed as the cell walls can break and release garlic’s beneficial properties. Garlic capsule supplements are available for those who cannot consume raw garlic. Dosage is based on allicin content which is the active component in garlic.

Oregano oil:  has been researched to show potent effects against Candida overgrowth. It contains thymol and carvacol which have powerful antimicrobial and antifungal effects. It can be taken as a liquid or capsule.

Olive Leaf Extract: can kill invading fungus rather than just inhibiting its growth. It contains a phenolic compound called oleuropein, which has antiviral, anti-fungal, antiprotozoal, and antibacterial properties.

Caprylic acid: is a short chain fatty acid derived from coconut. It favors the growth of lactic acid bacteria and maintains a healthy gut flora. Coconut oil also contains additional fatty acids that have antimicrobial and immune system stimulating effects.

Grapefruit seed extract: comes from the pulp and seeds of grapefruit. It has been shown to reduce Candida overgrowth. Begin with a small dose diluted in water.

P’au D’arco: is the bark of a rainforest tree. It contains two primary active compounds that have shown to be as potent as anti-fungal drugs. Furthermore it acts as a colon cleanser. It can be drunk as a tea.

Probiotics: aid digestion, help restore balance in the gut and act as natural antibiotics within the gastrointestinal system.

Liver support nutrients can be taken alongside the natural anti-fungal agents to support the Candida cleanse and promote detoxification. These include: Artichoke, milk thistle extract, taurine, methionine and antioxidants such as vitamin C. Taking an Epsom salts bath also draws toxins out through the skin and help minimize die-off symptoms.

Supplements to build the immune system and fight CandidaCandida Overblown

Candida sufferers need to build up their immune system by supplementing the diet with certain vitamins and minerals that are yeast and sugar-free:

  • Chlorella is a whole-food that contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. It helps build the immune system, detoxifies heavy metals and other pesticides in the body, improves the digestive system, improves energy levels and normalizes blood sugar.
  • Vitamin B Complex (non-yeast), 50 mg
  • Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, 1,000 mg
  • Vitamin D, 1000IU a day
  • Vitamin E, containing natural alpha tocopherol, 400 IU

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