Vaginal Yeast Infection

Vaginal yeast infection is commonly due to the common fungus Candida Albicans.   When the number of Candida Albicans increases, this will lead to a yeast infection.  This can be the result of taking prescription antibiotics decreasing the number of beneficial bacteria.  Other reasons include: pregnancy, obesity and diabetes.  A vaginal yeast infection may be a sign of other health problems. Symptoms include: abnormal vaginal discharge; pain with intercourse; painful urination; redness and swelling of the valva; and and vaginal itching and burning.  Treatment usually includes an antifungal vaginal suppository. Beneficial bacteria in the vagina will secrete chemicals that can kill other bacteria and make the environment slightly acidic, making it unappealing to other microbes.

Probiotics is another effective way of dealing with a yeast infection. 

Candida Overgrowth

Harmful bacterial can overgrow when beneficial bacteria is depleted or the balance of bacteria is compromised.  Candida is a type of yeast that is found in the intestines, urinary tract and vagina.  Candida Albicans is the most common yeast in the intestinal tract.  Candida Overgrowth is the out of control growth of the harmful yeast/fungus in the intestines.  This causes digestive and other health problems including: allergies, candidiasis, colon cancer, constipation, diarrhea, food sensitivities, intestinal dysbiosis, intestinal flora imbalance, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, lowered immune function, urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infections. 

Candida Overgrowth occurs when unfriendly bacteria penetrates the intestinal wall with long, root-like structure and will penetrate the membrane system allowing toxins to leak into the bloodstream.  When the intestinal wall is compromised, undigested dietary proteins will not absorb, causing allergies and other environmental hypersensitivities.  Once Candida goes into the bloodstream, it has access to all body tissues allowing the weakening of the entire system lowering resistance to other diseases. 

Candida Overgrowth is a result of too much processed food and sugar.   Candida survives and thrives on sugar and carbohydrates, including artificial sweeteners.  Stevia is an herbal sweetener that does not feed candida.  Also, over prescribed antibiotics, which eliminates good bacteria and allows bad bacteria to grow; heavy metals and toxins; hormonal imbalance; antacids; stress; and impaired immune system.  It can be extremely difficult to eradicate Candida Overgrowth especially over a long period of time. A dietary modification along with a good probiotic will help to replace healthy bacteria in the intestinal tract, creating an unfriendly environment for Candida.

Lactose changes to another kind of sugar called galactose during the fermentation process.   Those with candida should avoid fermented foods.

Kathy Kafka

Complete Natural Blends

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