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Question DetailsAsked on 8/6/2013

help for candida infection

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There are meds that help, some over the counter temporarily. They're usually steroids; may need to be careful (not during pregnancy). The real solution comes in killing off extra yeast (candida/bad bacteria) and repopulating the good bacteria in your system.


Feeding the bad is any sugars including starches like white rice, pasta and potatoes. No diet soda either.


Good bacteria in huge numbers in cultured, fermented foods like Kimchi (spriced cabbage in refrigerated sections of some stores), plain kefir (like liquid yogurt; Lifeway organic has 12 strains :D), plain live cultured yogurt, apple cider vinegar diluted in water; sauerkraut secondary choice if shelf stable. Pill probiotics help while they are being taken; make sure to buy one with many strains of good bacteria. Pills fill gaps but foods are best.


Garlic kills yeast off and does much good for the body. The less processed, the better. Also there are yeast-kill supplements that have ingredients like caprylic acid and others that help kill yeast (candida) off.


Helping keep your body chemistry in a more alkaline than acid state is helpful to support the efforts above. Good bacteria like it alkaline; bad bacteria and viruses like it acid. Some will add 1/4 tsp. baking soda to water to make body more alkaline. Figs are good to make body more alkaline. Contrary as it may seem, vinegar helps make body inside more alkaline, so the apple cider vinegar, pickles, etc. are good choices, but watch preparations that add sugar and avoid those.

Answered 6 years ago by Bookworm




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