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What is a Yeast Infection, Candida

Updated on March 24, 2013

What is a Yeast Infection, Candida?

Yeast infections, thrush and candida affects women and babies all over the world. All three of these conditions are names for yeast that naturally occurs in warm, moist places, that over produces. Why does it over produce? Because the body is out of balance. What this means is the natural balance that resides in your body has somehow become off. In other words, the body that has a yeast infection and candida is no longer balanced.

Ways that we get out of balance include but are not limited to:

  • Poor eating habits: eating too many boxed, canned, dehydrated, fried and sugary foods
  • Drinking mostly sweetened drinks or alcohol
  • Too much stress
  • No physical activity
  • Not enough water
  • Not enough fresh, raw foods
  • Prescription drugs

Baby’s Yeast Infection

Your next question should be: how does a baby get a yeast infection? The answer would be that if you are breast feeding then you need to look at your intake of the above foods. Your food is making your baby’s body not in balance. And chances are your body is not balanced either. My suggestion, if you find your diet high in the above food items, take a break, focus on eating raw foods and drink lots of water to flush out your system. If your baby is bottle fed then I would look at the ingredients of his/her formula to find out how much sugar is in it. Most baby formulas don’t put the sugar level on the label but instead label sugar as lactose or sucrose. Do some research. There will be an amount of lactose in the baby formula, but find out what that level is so you know how much sugar your baby is taking in. Also, try another brand if your not sure.

How to naturally get rid of a yeast infection or candida

Your body is out of balance and needs time to find its balance. If the yeast infection is bothering you too much or if you've had it for a week or more I would get a prescription to take care of the problem. But if you find yourself continually getting yeast infections and want to know how to stop them permanently then you MUST change what you eat and put in your body. All of the above ways you get out of balance is ultimately lowering your immune system, which allows the yeast to overgrow.

If you continually get yeast infections because you are on prescription drugs the best thing to do is reduce your chances by my making sure you are not stressed, eating processed foods (canned, dehydrated, boxed, fried or sugary), not drinking only sugary drinks, and keep your body as clean as possible. Also, yeast loves yeast and breads and baked goods that have lots of yeast also increase your chances of infections.

What do you do to limit yeast infection or candida?

  • Eat mostly plant based diet that includes raw foods
  • Drink lots of water to help flush out your body
  • Limit intake of breads or other yeasty foods to 2 times a week at most
  • Exercise. Get out and sweat. Whatever it is: walking, biking, hiking, swimming, jogging your body needs to move in order to keep your lymphatic system healthy. Your lymphatic system supports your body’s immune system and movement is an absolute must.

Keep your body in balance and experience perfect health by increasing plant based foods in your diet and making sure you exercise at least 15 minutes every day. Do this and you will see yeast infections or candida become part of the past.

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      Judy Specht 

      5 years ago from California

      Excellent! Wish I had know this years ago. I suffered for many years with yeast infections

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