We know that fungi and yeasts, specifically, can cause a variety of health problems. There are variety of prescription medications to treat fungal infections, including yeasts. Often however, your doctor will not implicate fungi or yeasts in any health problems, despite the mounting evidence that these organisms and their poisons can and do cause symptoms in humans. While your doctor may be reticent to implicate yeast or fungi in your health problems, there are certain, natural yeast treatments you can take advantage of without a prescription. Better yet, they are far less likely to come with the long list of possible side effects that prescription medications would.
If you are experiencing problems with yeast or fungus, diet is always a good place to start. Eliminate sugar, grains, corn, potatoes, other starchy food and alcohol. Focus on lean meats, eggs, nuts, seeds, healthy fats, vegetables and the less-sweet varieties of fruits. Eliminate dairy with perhaps the exception of grass-fed butter and plain yogurt with active cultures; yogurt, in particular can help re-culture the lining of the gut with good bacteria, which can help eliminate future problems with yeasts.
Focus on foods with anti-fungal properties too; these include foods rich in omega 3 fats, including walnuts, fish, avocado, olive oil, etc. Other anti-fungal foods include garlic, berries and fresh coconut. Greens are an excellent source of anti-fungal nutrients, as are carrots, which contain the powerful, fungus fighting nutrient, falcarinol. Diet is a good place to start when looking for a natural yeast treatment.
Cinnamon and Cinnamon Oil
Cinnamon has potent anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. In some studies, it cinnamon was shown to be more effective as a yeast treatment than a certain prescription medicine.
Clove and Clove Oil
This aromatic spice we usually associate with the holidays has more than just flavoring power––cloves are potent fungus fighters. Use clove and/or clove oil in food or as a supplement to help fight yeast problems.
Oregano and Oregano Oil
Oregano and oregano oil are proven anti-fungals that may be a superb natural yeast treatment. The oil is highly concentrated and may help provide relief when taken internally or used topically.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree oil is a potent anti-fungal topical agent. It is not to be taken orally or used internally.
Coconut oil is a versatile thing to have in the kitchen and medicine cabinet. It is great for cooking or using topically. Its fungus fighting properties have uses as yeast treatments both internally and externally. If you are suffering from a topical yeast problem, rubbing coconut oil on affected areas may provide some relief. Look for minimally refined, cold-pressed, extra virgin coconut oil, preferably organic. Avoid hydrogenated varieties.