Friday, January 29, 2010

Yeast Infections Can Be Solved

Many women have major problems with yeast infections. They can be very annoying and uncomfortable as well as very hard to get rid of.

Let me share some of what my research has revealed about how to eliminate this problem once and for all.

A yeast overgrowth is generally a result of imbalance in the intestinal flora in your gut. Antibiotics and or processed foods cause the good bacteria to die and the bad bacteria to thrive. (Over the counter pain killers will do this too.) With bad digestion, much of your bodies chemistry gets all out of whack. So of course you need to ultimately fix the digestive problem to solve the root of the problem. Garlic is a good antibacterial that won't hurt the good guys in the gut. Also kefir or yougurt (without any artificial junk, if you can find it) help to put the good guys back in.

You should avoid all processed sugars, or artificial sugars. Avoid dairy that is pasteurized and/or homogenized. But raw dairy will help. Also avoid all vegetable oils (particularly corn, soy, and canola). Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables (spinach is one of the best), and whole wheat, to rebuild intestinal balance. Also be sure that you are consuming plenty of mineralized water daily.

Check out my article I wrote a while back about "Leaky Gut Syndrome". Click HERE.

The article on water will help you to understand mineralized water. Click HERE.

And here is the article all about balancing the body. Click HERE.

If you want something more direct, here are two methods that seem to work to relieve symptoms fairly quickly:

1. Inserting one Boric acid powder capsule into your vagina morning and evening for three to seven days for an acute infection, and 14 to 30 days for a chronic infection. I have not seen Boric acid capsules widely available in health stores or pharmacies but women can make their own by buying a bottle of Boric acid powder and gelatin capsules (a capsule-making machine makes the process go faster).

Studies show the effectiveness of Boric acid is very high especially in women with chronic resistant yeast infections -- one study with 100 women showed a 98 percent success rate with this condition. If you find that the Boric acid irritates your external genitalia you can protect the tissue with vitamin E oil (preferred).

2. Insert a garlic clove into your vagina in the morning and an acidophilus capsule in the evening for three to seven days.

But, even if one of these two methods works for you, you need to take care of the underlying cause for long term relief.

1 comment:

Katrina and Bill said...

Thank you! This is very helpful. I have found that garlic capsules taken orally are very effective in killing any infection (they're not just to ward off vampires!)--Once again, you have taken a sometimes confusing health problem and brought it back to the basics of good health! Your suggestions for immediate relief were also illuminating.

I would just add that, when healing from childbirth and prone to infection, using the oil of a garlic capsule (bursting it open) at the site of a tear or incision will aid healing, ease stinging, AND fight infection--a double-whammy!