Yeast: It Comes Naturally
Yeast is a natural part of our life, and almost everyone in the world has yeast in their bodies and on their skin. This does not mean that you have a yeast infection. Yeast is not necessarily a bad thing until it begins to grow out of control. This happens when the good bacteria in our bodies cannot keep up with the growth of the bad bacteria. The main reasons this bacteria can — and will — grow out of control is the way in which we take care of our bodies, the toxins we have in our environment, as well as the foods we eat.
What Is a Yeast Infection?
Yeast infection occurs when there is too much Candida fungus in one location of the body, most commonly the genital area, though yeast infections can affect other parts of the body as well. Men, infants and children can develop a yeast infection, though it is more prevalent in women. Three out of every four women will have at least one yeast infection at some point in their lives.
Bacteria love warm, moist areas of the body which are found in and around mucous membranes. This is where the yeast can easily build up. In order for the bacteria to grow into a full-blown infection, there must be an overgrowth of yeast in the area.
Yeast can become overgrown when there is an imbalance in the body. The most common reasons for imbalances in women include pregnancy, antibiotics, a weak immune system, diabetes left untreated, douching, eating too many sugary foods, hormonal imbalances, stress, and not getting enough sleep.
Cleansing Your Body of Candida Overgrowth
Since yeast infections are brought on by bodily imbalance, many people are turning to a Candida Cleanse to help clear their bodies of the infections. This commonly involves a diet regimen and the addition of supplements.
A Candida diet is one in which you should consume 30 to 40 percent meats, 30 to 40 percent complex carbohydrates from vegetables, and 30 percent Omega 3 fats. With added supplements this diet may help cleanse your body and is believed to remove the overgrowth of yeast which is the root cause of yeast infections. Though there is no scientific proof a change in diet will rid your body of any type of infection, there are, however, some positive reviews for this diet and the supplements used.
Though the rebalancing of yeast bacteria is the goal in a Candida cleanse, weightloss is another possible outcome. Not all women need to lose weight. If you do not need to lose weight then you might consider other treatments, or at least contact your healthcare professional before changing your diet. All women should discuss with their healthcare practitioner any dietary changes to ensure such changes would be safe for their health and physical conditions.
Question: Can Candida Cleanse help cure yeast infections?
Answer: There are many positive product reviews on these types of products. You may want to consult your healthcare professional beforehand.