Natural Candida Cure and Treatment
If you've been eating a high-sugar diet for years, it's quite possible that your digestive tract has an overgrowth of an organism called Candida albicans. In addition to overgrowth of yeast in the gastrointestinal tract, most people also experience an allergic inflammation of the mucous membranes throughout the body. This can result from exposure to environmental mold (in your cellar, for example) or eating foods that contain yeast. Symptoms include constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, heartburn and even abdominal pain and rectal or vaginal itching. All are a sign of yeast overgrowth in the mucous membranes. Symptoms such as fatigue, depression, headaches (even migraines), post-nasal drip, brain fog and water retention are often signs of allergy resulting from exposure to environmental mold or mold in food products such as cheese and nuts. In addition to its other annoying or painful symptoms, Candida overgrowth or allergy can keep you from losing weight by causing cravings for...
Miniaturized methods to reduce the volume of reagents and media (from 5 to 10 mL to about 0.2 mL) for microbiological testing in a convenient microtiter plate which has 96 wells arranged in an 8 X 12 format. The basic components of the miniaturized system are the commercially sterilized microtiter plates for housing the test cultures, a multiple inoculation device, and containers to house solid media (large Petri dishes) and liquid media (in another series of microtiter plates with 0.2 mL of liquid per well). The procedure involves placing liquid cultures (pure cultures) to be studied into sterile wells of a microtiter plate (ca. 0.2 mL for each well) to form a master plate. Each microtiter plate can hold up to 96 different cultures, 48 duplicate cultures, or various combinations as desired. The cultures are then transferred by a sterile multipoint inoculator (96 pins protruding from a template) to solid or liquid media. The inoculator is sterilized by alcohol flaming. Each transfer...
It is important to remember that yeast overgrowth stresses the immune system, undermining your total health. When it comes to weight loss, a yeast overgrowth, in combination with mold sensitivity, may lead to a suppressed metabolism. This may deplete your body of the energy it takes to burn fat. Of course, there may well be other causes that we haven't yet identified. I think that the complete explanation of what Candida overgrowth does to the human body is still well in the future. (For a few common annoyances, see Did You Know These Conditions Are Yeast Related on page 337.) But I do know from my medical practice that this is a problem that can cripple weight loss efforts.
Once medications, thyroid problems and Candida are brought under control, we can quite logically expect that almost ninety-nine percent of overweight people who do Atkins diligently will lose and keep off weight. But since there are 150 million overweight Americans, even the remaining one percent means that there are one and a half million metabolically resistant people who still need help. For that group, I suggest something more than the Induction phase's 20-grams-of-carbohydrate-a-day meal plan.
Candida albicans, the culprit's medical name, is one of four hundred species of indigenous organisms residing in the human intestinal tract. In other words, Candida is a normal part of us, and, in healthy competition with our other intestinal flora, it serves us well. Candida, however, is an opportunistic organism and at the first sign of stress it has a tendency to spread inappropriately. When it does, you have a yeast overgrowth-and, very often, yeast sensitivity. The symptoms are extremely common One in three people may be subject to them.
Probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, are essential in dealing with yeast. If Candida albicans has overgrown, then repopulating your insides with good bacteria that compete with Candida is certain to be helpful. I recommend that you find a probiotic compound that contains not only acidophilus-which is a direct inhibitor of yeast overgrowth-but also such other beneficial bacteria as bifidobacterium and bulgaricus. Preparations that do not need to be refrigerated are preferable. The best products are sold in dark glass or plastic light-screening containers. Make sure that the probiotics are not in a milk base. It's worthwhile paying a bit extra to get a really good product.
Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good
The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.