Period and Candida Overgrowth: What You Need to Know

period-woman-candidaMany women find they are prone to Candidiasis (yeast infections) just before or during their period. A major component of vaginal health is the pH of the environment.

In a healthy woman, vaginal pH is typically 3.5 to 4.5 which is slightly acidic. This acidic environment is caused by lactic acid mainly in the vaginal epithelium (cells). This lactic acid is anaerobically metabolized from glycogen deposited in this epithelium when a women’s estrogen levels are high. During the menstrual cycle, estrogen begins to rise immediately following the end of menses and spikes just days later during ovulation. Lactic acid is also produced by the good lacto-bacillus bacteria in the vagina which thrives on lower pH. [Continue reading]

Is Undecenoic Acid Good for Candida?

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Undecenoic acid has wealth of benefits as an anti-fungal, including fighting Candida. But, your first thought may be, what is undecenoic acid? Undecenoic acid is also known by the names undecylenic acid and 10-undecenoic acid. It is an unsaturated … [Continue reading]

Is Caprylic Acid Good for Candida?

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Sometimes the best solution to a problem is not one thing alone, but a combination of components that work well together. Found in food sources such as coconut oil, milk and palm oil caprylic acid is an anti-fungal fatty acid that is often used in … [Continue reading]

Is psyllium husk good or bad for candida yeast overgrowth?

Psyllium husk is the seed husk portion of the Psyllium plant (Plantago ovata). Medically, it is mainly used a bulking agent due to its high fiber content of 67-71% and as a mucilage agent with a content of 10-30%.1 While psyllium husk has not been … [Continue reading]

Gut Dysbiosis and Candida Connection

As a practicing naturopath of almost 12 years, I have become increasingly disillusioned with the way orthodox medicine manages a broad range of conditions utilizing a growing number of aggressive drugs. Although initially my interest was in how … [Continue reading]

Is Green Tea Good for Candida Yeast?

Green tea is rich in nutrients including antioxidants, also known as polyphenols, that may help fight yeast infections. A 2004 study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy found that the catechins in green tea inhibited yeast growth … [Continue reading]

Everything You Need To Know About Choosing The Right Probiotic To Get Rid of Nasty Yeast Infections

Probiotics are medicines or food supplements consisting of beneficial microorganisms and bacteria identical to human flora. The word pro means ‘’of’’ and biotic means ‘’life’’. So, the name suggests that these formulations are involved in the growth … [Continue reading]

What Everyone Should Know About Gluten Intolerance and Digestive Enzymes

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It is estimated that in the U.S. alone a staggering 18 million Americans suffer from the effects of gluten intolerance, also known as gluten sensitivity or non-celiac gluten sensitivity.(1) It has only recently been acknowledged and is still little … [Continue reading]

What Everyone Should Know About Taking Care of Nail Fungal Infections

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Fungal conditions can exist in many forms. One that we constantly overlook involves our nails – yes the keratin structures that protect your finger and toes are just as susceptible to fungal infections as any other area in your body. Frequent gym … [Continue reading]

Most Common Symptoms of Candida Yeast Infection

In the past several years, I’ve probably answered hundreds of question on various Candida-related subjects. Most of those questions arrived by private message or email, and I still have most of these messages and refer to them to now and … [Continue reading]

The Metabolism of the Fungus Candida Albicans and the resulting Metabolites Produced during the Process

Metabolism is the biochemical assimilation as well as the dissimilation of vitamins, proteins, and other nutrients by a cell. Metabolites are the substances that are produced by and during the process of metabolism or by a metabolic … [Continue reading]

Candida Treatment: Blog Part 6 Updated 1 year after going off of the Candida Diet and Treatment.

If you didn't read the previous parts to my treatment, you can see them here: A Candida Infestation: In The Beginning Part 1 A Candida Infestation: What Exactly Am I Dealing With? Part 2 Candida Infestation: Treatment Blog, Part 3 A Candida … [Continue reading]

Hair Loss: A Symptom of Candida

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During a Candida infestation, hair loss is often a worrisome and emotional problem for both men and women. Over the years, I’ve received many messages and letters from Candida sufferers who were desperate for answers to their questions about losing … [Continue reading]

Candida and Swedish Digestive-Bitters

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A decrease of the body’s production of enzymes seems to be very common with a Candida overgrowth, which make sense when you take note of how the overgrowth interferes with digestion in general, and digestive enzymes play such a large role in the … [Continue reading]

Interview with Dr. Anthony Salzarulo, DC

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We have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Anthony Salzarulo, a Doctor of Chiropractic in New York. He has not restricted himself to just Chiropractic, but also studies advanced homeopathy, clinical nutrition, natural detoxification, herbology, and … [Continue reading]

Candida Blog Part 5: Symptom-free for Six months

You can find the previous parts here: A Candida Infestation: In The Beginning Part 1 A Candida Infestation: What Exactly Am I Dealing With? Part 2 Candida Infestation: Treatment Blog, Part 3 A Candida Infestation: The Blog, Part 4 and the … [Continue reading]

Taking Probiotics with Undecenoic Acid

Many people have asked me if they can take CFort10 (Undecenoic acid) along with their probiotic. According to the Microbiological Laboratories' research department, "Fatty acids exert a fungistatic and fungicidal action on dermatophytes (fungi)." … [Continue reading]

Candida: Benefits of Herbal Teas

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Anyone who has a Candida albicans overgrowth should try to be extremely careful as far as both the food and drinks which they ingest; first because so many foods as well as beverages contain hidden carbohydrates and most importantly, they often … [Continue reading]

Candida Infestation and Biotin

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In a research study, a group of Candida sufferers were tested for the biotin levels in their blood streams, and the results showed that an unusually high percentage of the Candida sufferers exhibited a minor to large deficiency of biotin. In one … [Continue reading]

Candida: Bloating, Vegetables, and Fruit

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Bloating and General Indigestion A lot of people who are suffering from a Candida albicans infestation have huge and multiple digestion issues throughout their infestation and treatment. Most often the indigestion will emerge as either … [Continue reading]

Candida Contradictions and Eye Floaters

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If you’re suffering from a Candida overgrowth and you’ve been researching the various diets and treatments for a Candida albicans infestation, you’re no doubt experiencing the very same problem as every other person who has suffered through a Candida … [Continue reading]