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Natural Remedies for Thrush
Thrush is a yeast infection caused by Candida Albicans - this yeast is present naturally in the body and is normally kept in check by other surrounding bacteria. If these other bacteria are altered the thrush bug can flourish and cause uncomfortable symptoms. Candida favours warm, moist areas of the body such as the vagina and can also be found in the mouth, groins, nappy area in babies and nipples during breast-feeding. Detailed below is our protocol for treating Candida in a natural way and this would apply whether this is a systemic infection or you are suffering from vaginal / oral thrush.
Click the link to view all relevant Candida Albicans remedies in the shop but do read the article below in full as it provides valuable information to help you cleanse your body of Candida.
The key natural remedies for Candida are as follows;
Wormwood Capsules - The most aggressive anti-candida herb
Zell-Oxygen - To eliminate the cause of candida - a low immune system
Colloidal Silver - A more gentle approach
Alka-Vita - corrects pH balance in the body
Treating Candida Albicans Naturally
Candida is a friendly yeast that lives in the large bowel, it feeds the good bugs that help our bodies to stay healthy. If these good bacteria are compromised for instance through the use of antibiotics, oral contraceptives, steroids or following prolonged illness or stressful life events, the digestive system becomes unbalanced and an individual can experience an overgrowth of Candida causing chronic Candidiasis. Adrenal insufficiency and diabetes have also been cited as factors which encourage Candidiasis. Such an overgrowth leads to Candida becoming a parasitic fungus that can have numerous effects on overall health. Studies of auto-immune patients have shown that a key factor in all of these serious diseases is an overgrowth of Candida.
Candidiasis causes dietary allergens that trigger the symptoms of the relative auto-immune disease on ingestion, as well as many other allergies. In order to grow, Candida generally causes a craving for certain foods that feed it such as sugar, yeast and pasteurised cows milk products. Given time, the fungal stage of Candida can even penetrate throughout the bowel wall, passing into the bloodstream and through the body. Once this happens, it can cause depression, listlessness, extreme fatigue during the day, and a 'hung over' feeling in the morning.
How Do We Eliminate Candida?
Alka-Vita, by improving cell pH is able to get to the basic cause of many health problems including Candida; it has a direct Candida Albicans killing action. Alka-Vita was born through the discovery that dead fish soaked in elemental, electron rich silicon remained fresh for many months, whereas the control fish went off and became saturated with micro-organisms, i.e. went through the normal rotting phase within in few days. So we can understand that electrons delivered correctly have all these wonderful properties: disinfectant, cleansing, oxygen enhancing, healing promoting, extremely effective anti-oxidant and alkaliser. Also supportive of many beneficial processes in the body such as ATP synthesis and liberation of energy from the cell.
Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), is an anti-parasitic herb that has been used for many years as a digestive tonic. This fights Candida in the bowels. The capsules should be taken with water, three capsules twice a day for the first month, and three capsules daily for subsequent months. Usually a three month course is sufficient provided Zell-Oxygen is also taken as described below and the Candida diet is adhered to. The capsules may be taken just before food as a digestive tonic and to improve appetite, otherwise they may be taken on an empty stomach, on rising and retiring or in between meals. The anti-Candida diet starves Candida helping to reduce it to the small amount of beneficial yeast found in a healthy system. This then brings the immune system back into balance and general health will improve. We also recommend some additional remedies detailed below and please also see our Dietary Guidelines for further foods that will help.
Keep fresh fruit to a minimum such as one apple or pear a day plus one kiwi (Kiwi’s are highly beneficial and contain far more vitamin C that oranges)
No over-ripe fruit, dried fruit, bananas, melon, or grapes - the natural sugar levels in these is too high. (After a few months all fruits may be eaten in moderation, such as 2 kiwis and an apple a day, or the equivalent in other fruit. Un-pasteurised cow’s milk may be used, but this is very difficult to obtain and is not advisable in cases of hormone related breast cancer)
No carton or bottled fruit juices
No sugar, honey or artificial sweeteners (Stevia is a safe alternative)
No food additives, i.e. no processed food.
No cow’s milk or cow’s milk products including cheese and butter
Rice, Goats or sheep’s milk (dilute sheep’s milk 50:50 with water) and their products may be used
Avoid all alcohol, margarine, heated oils / fats, hydrogenated fats as these compromise the immune system. If you want the occasional fried food use olive or coconut oil, use a very low heat and keep a lid on the pan. Include something e.g. onions in the pan to provide plenty of water vapour to keep the temperature of the oil as low as possible. Burnt food, especially oils are immunosuppressive and toxic
No wheat or wheat products including bread, cakes, biscuits, flour and so on (except for non-yeasted spelt wheat bread, non-yeasted dark rye bread, and rice cakes, ‘Essene bread’ (whole grains have been sprouted) is available from some health shops
Only occasional tea and no coffee. Peppermint tea is a good alternative.
Keep carbohydrates low for the first 3 months (similar to an Aitkin’s diet) this includes all root vegetables such as carrots, swede, turnip, potato, sweet potato, for example one small serving of potato or carrot daily.
No microwave cooked food as this weakens the immune system.
No tap water without filtering; the chlorine in tap water can turn healthy nutrients into cancer encouraging chemicals
Removal of Blocks to Health, Healing and Wellness
We have defined the major blocks to health improvement which should be considered the number one priority for resolution before one goes on to a more specific healing regimen such as that detailed in the programme above. By removing these blocks one will feel stronger and more prepared for a specific programme and will achieve far greater success with it. Please read this essential article here
The Core Regime
Not all of the remedies listed here will neccessarily be needed. We strive to bring you the most effective remedies to resolve your health problems in the simplest supplemental regime possible. We aim to treat the actual root causes of health problems holistically rather than supply remedies that will give temporary or partial relief from only the symptoms. This has been our mission since the founding of Regenerative Nutrition in 1994. As we uncover more fundamental truths about the causes, and therefore the relief, of diseases and health problems we update and revise our product range and recommendations.
Above, we detail targeted remedy recommendations for Thrush, but we further suggest that you view the core regime article and supplement pages by clicking here
To achieve overall good health and long term resolution of this health problem the remedies selected here should be combined with core regime remedies for the best results.
It may well be that there is some overlap and that many of the remedies in the core regime are listed here also.
If you need any assistance in selecting the most suitable remedies, or have any questions, please Contact Us
Supplements for Thrush
The supplements recommended for the treatment of Thrush are listed below. Not all will necessarily be discussed in the article, as some may have been added after the article was posted. If a listed supplement is not mentioned within the article, or you wish to know more about any of the listed supplements, you can find out more information by clicking on that supplement below. You can also now add to your basket directly from this page.
Iodine - Lugol's Solution (7%)
King of Bitters
Olive Leaf Extract
Vitalyza 3 - Elemental Silicon