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Yeast Infections (AKA Candida) - What Causes Them?

Jun 4, 2008
There are several things you should focus on as either causing or aggravating yeast infections:

- antibiotics
- acidity
- dehydration
- sugar

One is taking antibiotics. Antibiotics are intended to reduce certain populations of bacteria (the 'bad guys'). But, those antibiotics will often have unintended consequences - they kill off large numbers of healthy flora (the 'good guys') as well. Once an imbalance is established, it is a challenge for the body to reestablish a healthy bowel flora balance.

Also there is a connection to acidity, the acid-alkaline (or pH) balance of your blood. Food and drink greatly affect your pH balance. Most fresh vegetables and fruits are alkaline. Pretty much everything else is acidic - all meats, fats and most grains, and most cooked fruits, vegetables and grains. Bottom line: try to eat more raw and fresh food.

A key way to reduce acidity is to drink plenty of water. Here's a little-known secret: alkaline ionized water. It's one of the best ways to alkalize your body! It's simple, fast, and cheap! So consider investing in a water ionizer.

Major factor: eat less sugar. It is very acidifying to your body, and making your body acidic allows candida and the other 'bad guys' to explode! And you need to do everything in your power to reduce acidity because the very toxins that the 'bad guys' produce also acidify your body. So you need to get them under control. As you can see, not only is less sugar good for you in so many ways you are already aware of, one more reason is to actually make your body a less inviting place for candida to live. By the way, alcohol is a highly refined form of sugar. Add to that highly refined food like white bread, white rice, pasta and any kind of noodles, and tortillas, and any kind of junk food can be added to the list of things that cause acidity and encourage bowel dysbiosis. And don't forget dairy products; they are highly acidic, too.

Hormones In Control

Your hormones become imbalanced when you have higher levels of the 'bad guys'. This has been found to cause cravings. The 'bad guys' are literally running your life! Since they thrive on sugar, they send your body chemical signals to 'bring us sugar!' If you think you're in control, think again.

However, when your body starts to respond to the positive changes you're making, your cravings will diminish and may even disappear altogether! And, when you correct candida issues, you're correcting the other flora imbalances as well. Healthy populations of the good flora are getting established that will keep the bad flora in check. And what you're doing to reduce candida will greatly reduce the populations of many other of the 'bad guys' at the same time.

Best of all - weight loss gets easier! Yep, as you reduce acidity, your cells tend to let go of fat a lot easier! Actually they were using it like a defense against the body's toxins. So, you remove the toxins, your cells lower their defenses.
About the Author
George L Jackson is a holistic wellness practitioner who uses innovative tools to heal people with challenging health issues. Want relief from Candida? Here's everything you need to know - simple, cheap and fast! Get your FREE report, The Candida Fix now Alkaline water ionizers, the best way to alkalize your body, detoxify yourself and cure your candida, go here for FREE information on ionizers
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