It’s Not Just a Yeast Infection
Candida Albicans or
a yeast infection, both digestive and systemic, is a health problem
of which answers to its elimination are far and few between. Literally
millions of men and women have a potential yeast infection that
is causing, directly or indirectly, a significant number of health
problems or conditions.
Candida Albicans is
a destructive yeast infection that begins in the digestive system
and little by little spreads to other parts of the body. Candida
is present in all of us not long after birth. Typically, this
yeast remain in a healthful balance with the other bacteria and
yeasts within the intestinal tract. Under certain conditions,
such as excessive stress, lowered immunity or the long-term use
of steroids, the candida yeast can multiply, thus disrupting the
gastrointestinal "terrain". Candida overgrowth may also
be a consequence of antibiotic treatment, as antibiotics not only
kill pathogens but also a large number of those bacteria that
are part of a healthy gastrointestinal flora. With the depletion
of the beneficial protective flora in the intestinal tract and
a weakened immune response, this opportunistic yeast can then
spread and multiply beyond the intestinal tract affecting every
organ in the body.
In babies, an overgrowth
of candida appears as diaper rash. It can also be found on the
body as jock itch or athlete’s foot. It can appear in the
mouth as thrush or in the vaginal tract, known by many women as
a yeast infection. Systemic yeast is now being associated with
a variety of conditions ranging from mental disorders, a weakened
immune system, food intolerance, gastric upsets, premenstrual
tension, infertility, ovarian failure, sexual function difficulties
and fatigue. It can manifest with a multitude of symptoms including
constipation, diarrhea, colitis, headaches, bad breath, mood swings,
canker sores, muscle and joint pain, congestion, severe itching,
PMS, fatigue, kidney or bladder infections to name a few. It is
estimated that 30% of the population suffer from health issues
directly related to yeast. In fact, the majority of people who
have Candida do not realize they have it until become seriously
Recommendations For Wellness.
Avoid all yeast containing
foods: yeast breads, fermented beverages (beer, wine, brandy,
scotch, etc.) moldy cheeses, fermented vinegars, salad dressing,
peanuts, biscuits, canned citrus fruit juices, cake mix, ice cream,
all dried fruit, oranges, pickles, tomato sauce, sugars, yeast
powder, processed and smoked meats, malt products, barbecue sauce,
olives, mayonnaise, chili peppers.
Avoid sugar and all
refined carbohydrates, artificial sweeteners and especially hidden
sugars such as those found in soft drinks, pastries, canned fruits
Rotate between at least
2 different anti-fungal herbs every 4 days to kill the candida
yeast in the intestinal tract such as garlic
and Pau d’ Arco or try a yeast/anti-fungal
combination including Yeast/Fungal Detox
, Caprylic Acid Combo or Caprylimune.
Supplement with Probiotic
Eleven daily. This helps to reintroduce the good bacteria
back into the intestinal tract.
can also be used to help reserve the balance of intestinal flora
and support the immune system.
Take 1 tablespoon of
Flax seed or Omega
3 oil daily to improve healing and prevent the fungus from
to help strengthen the immune system.
Use a multivitamin
& mineral complex with vitamin A such as Super
Supplemental to provide all the nutrients needed for proper
immune function and for repair of intestinal lining. Try to select
a vitamin complex that includes zinc.
Treat any yeast or
fungal infection that appear on the skin with tea
Dr. Rita Louise, Ph.D. is a Naturopathic Physician
and a 20-year veteran in the Human Potential Field, but it is
her unique gift as a medical intuitive that illuminates and enlivens
her work. A graduate of the Berkeley Psychic Institute and author
of the book “The Power Within: A Psychic Healing Primer,
Dr. Louise is a naturopathic physician, medical intuitive, mind/body
healer, herbalist and spiritual counselor. To schedule a session
with Dr. Louise, contact her at (972) 475-3393 or visit her web
page at http://www.soulhealer.com.