How to Kick Your Candida Problem
by Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
Candida is a yeast-like fungus that is a part of the normal flora in the intestinal tract. When your body is healthy, candida remains in balance with the other friendly bacteria that reside in this region of the body. It only becomes a problem when this balance is disturbed and the candida yeast multiplies out of control.
Most people are aware of the most common manifestations of candida as yeast infection, jock itch, thrush, athlete’s foot and ringworm. But what is not commonly known are all the other seemingly unrelated symptoms that are caused by candida, like chronic fatigue, food allergies, digestive problems, sexual dysfunction, constipation, headaches and a whole myriad of other symptoms that occur when candida overgrowth is not properly treated and corrected.
What Causes This Overproliferation of Candida?
Candidiasis, in my professional opinion, is a result of the choices that our parents or we made regarding food and healthcare. The most common causes of candida overgrowth are antibiotics, steroids, NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), oral contraceptives, mercury dental fillings, drugs or alcohol, chlorinated drinking water, meat or dairy products from animals fed antibiotics, and diets full of too much sugar and refined and processed foods.
The “pop-a-pill for every symptom” approach to healthcare, fast food, processed food and high sugar diets in our society, have created the perfect opportunity for candida overgrowth. Unfortunately, once you’ve experienced a bout with the feisty yeast-like fungus, you are likely to continue to have recurring infections if you continue the same habits that caused it in the first place.
The First Step In Correcting Your Candida Yeast Problem …
… is to eliminate the cause. What are you doing, or what did you do that brought on the candida in the first place? Did you take antibiotics? Are you taking birth control pills? Have you taken drugs that suppress your immune system? Do you have mercury dental fillings in your teeth? Do you drink chlorinated tap water? Do you eat fast food, processed foods and sweets? Do you drink sodas? All these food and healthcare choices can bring on candida. What is your cause?
If you take a drug or nutritional supplements to eliminate the symptoms without first finding and removing the cause, the problem will return, in one form or another, guaranteed. And eventually, if allowed to continue for a long period of time, it will become systemic and manifest as one or more of the multitude of symptoms not commonly thought of as candida.
Next, you have to kill the yeast and restore balance to the intestinal flora. There are a lot of products available, both drugs and nutritional products that claim to cure candida. Some are more effective than others. One thing most of them have in common, though, is that they require you to follow a very strict and limited diet in order for the product to work effectively. Typically a candida diet consists mostly of meat and vegetables. Carbohydrates, starches and sugars feed the yeast and cause them to multiply, as well as foods that contain high content of yeast or mold, like alcoholic beverages, aged cheeses, mushrooms, vinegar and breads.
Threelac is Proven to Work
There is one product however, Threelac that has been proven to reduce candida and bring the proper balance to the intestinal flora without following a rigid diet. In tests done in the U.S. based on patients who ate a Western diet, everyone reported they were candida free without going on a strict candida diet. Do you want to deprive yourself of your favorite foods forever just to be candida free? Or would you prefer to kick your candida problem and enjoy your food too with a product that is proven to reduce candidiasis without following a strict diet?
“I had candida for many years. Last year it got so bad that I was in bed for two months, hardly able to function. I went to five or six doctors and had a lot of tests done. They found nothing. Finally, a doctor put me on Nystatin. It covered up my symptoms but didn't get rid of the candida. I was supposed to be on it for two to six months, but got severely sick whenever I tried to wean myself off it. I was told to never go off the drug "cold turkey" or I would get a candida flare-up three times as bad. I started taking ThreeLac and I took myself off the drug "cold turkey." I never felt sick or had adverse reactions. Eleven days later the candida was completely GONE! I feel better than I have in years. ThreeLac is very easy to take, and it tasted fine! I took ThreeLac twice a day, once in the morning and then about 12 hours later. Thanks, ThreeLac. I feel great!”
Finally, to rid yourself of candida for good, you have to strengthen your immune system. Make sure you are eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, raw nuts and seeds, whole grains, and good quality oils, like extra virgin olive oil and flax seed oil.
While candida still poses a very real health challenge to many women, thank goodness there are now effective solutions that can help suffers find lasting relief. Candida doesn’t have to change your life forever and rage back out of control every time you indulge a little bit.
Dr. Christine H. Farlow, D.C. is a chiropractor, nutritionist and author who has helped thousands solve their health challenges naturally. To learn how Threelac can reduce your candida without following a rigid diet, go to http://www.nomorecandida.com. For a free candida consultation e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with FREE CONSULT in the subject line.