If you think you might have an underlying yeast or fungal infection, here is a simple plan to get rid of Candida.
Many people who find Know The Cause are looking for answers on ways to get rid of candida. Answers that have not been readily provided by mainstream medicine, perhaps for issues they have suffered with for years. Some of them have recognized some of the signs of an underlying fungal infection and may have even learned one of the number of ways by which yeast and fungi can be introduced to the body and subsequently flourish.
So how do you get rid of candida, yeast or fungus in the body? The good news is that there are some simple steps you can take that might have you feeling much better in a relatively short amount of time. It is important to always work with your doctor when initiating dietary changes or introducing supplements to your regimen, but likely the steps listed below will meet with approval from your physician.
Switch to the Kaufmann Diet.
The Kaufmann Diet is an effective anti-fungal diet that works in two ways. First, the diet eliminates foods that are rich in simple carbohydrates and sugar, including grains, corn, sugar, potatoes and soy. Second, the diet mitigates exposure to mycotoxins (fungal poisons) by eliminating foods that are known to be commonly contaminated with these poisons. Corn, grains, soy and peanuts are heavy offenders here, but so are alcoholic beverages, food made with yeasts, or fungus, itself, in the form of mushrooms, nutritional yeasts or mycoprotein.
You are encouraged to eat fresh, non-starchy vegetables (especially greens); lean meat; poultry; fish; eggs; certain, limited fruits; nuts; seeds; butter; and limited dairy. Foods like grains (and anything made with grains), corn, potatoes, legumes, sugary fruits and most dairy products are eliminated. Detailed insight into the diet is located on this site and in our books.
Take natural anti-fungal supplements.
While the diet is likely the most important component of the anti-fungal program, it is important to introduce natural, potent anti-fungal supplements to your regimen as well. These supplements can hasten the elimination of yeasts and fungi in the body. There are a number that are readily available in your health food store, including oregano oil, cinnamon oil, clove oil, curcumin, olive leaf extract, caprylic acid, d-limonene, and many, many others.
In addition, adding anti-mycotic supplements such as psyllium hulls or activated charcoal can help bind to mycotoxins as these organisms are eliminated and help usher them out of the body.
Supplement with probiotics.
One of the ways that fungi gain a stronghold in the gut is through the use of antibiotics, which eliminate the beneficial flora in the gut. It is important as you eliminate yeasts to reintroduce these beneficial bacteria into the gut, which is possible via probiotic supplementation. Probiotics are readily available and an important addition to your Kaufmann Diet regimen. Read more
Check the air.
One way to help rid your body of fungal infections is to prevent exposure to fungus as much as possible in your environment, both at home and work. This may mean having your home tested for fungus and remediating as necessary. Air purification units can be important in this regard, but it is always important to clean any visible mold and test the air when mold may not be visible but suspected of lurking somewhere indoors. If you continue to expose yourself to high levels of mold spores and/or mycotoxins, it is unlikely your health will improve even with strict diet and supplementing.
Give it time.
Generally, it is recommended to try The Kaufmann Diet for 4-6 weeks as a test. Likely, initially you will feel much worse, which is a reaction known as a Herxheimer reaction. However, if you find you are feeling much better in 2-6 weeks, you may have found what has been underlying your health problems for years. However, success on the diet does not mean you are necessarily rid of pathogenic fungi. It is advised to continue on The Kaufmann Diet as a more permanent lifestyle change.
All of these things can help get rid of Candida.