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New Study Regarding Coconut Oil And Candida Is Mind Blowing!
If you are a regular reader at NaturalOn, you have probably already heard about Candida, a yeast that lives in small amounts on our skin, inside the vagina, and in the digestive tract. Under normal conditions, our immune system and the good bacteria that live in the body prevent this yeast from growing out of control. However, our modern day world filled with antibiotics, and a high sugar diet, not only kills the bacteria that keeps Candida under control, but it feeds this yeast. Left unchecked, Candida can grow so that it, literally, takes over the body and causes a condition called candidiasis.
Candida is necessary to the body as it helps with the absorption of nutrients, as well as the digestive process. When this yeast begins to overgrow, usually in the intestines, it can break through the wall of the intestine, where it now enters your bloodstream. Yeast releases toxic gases, which can cause you to feel very ill.
Symptoms of Candida Overgrowth
- Persistent sore throat and/or difficulties swallowing
- Skin and nail problems such as rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and athlete’s foot
- Sugar or bread cravings
- White spots on the tongue or the insides of the mouth
- Painful intercourse
- Constipation, bloating, or diarrhea
- Frequent vaginal infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Chronic fatigue
- Mood swings
- Feelings of anxiety or depression
If you suspect that you have a candida overgrowth, you are certainly not alone. The good news here is that there are plenty of ways you can get it back under control and keep it that way.
One way is by consuming more coconut oil. This oil is made up of a compound called caprylic acid, and it has been shown to have amazing results when it comes to fighting yeast infections. The caprylic acid burns tiny holes in the cell walls of the yeast causing it to die. Caprylic acid is only deadly to yeast, so you don’t have to worry about it damaging other cells in the body. To kill a Candida infection, consume about 4 tablespoons of organic, extra virgin coconut oil each day.
A recent study, performed at Tufts University in Boston found that coconut oil was very effective at combating the overgrowth of Candida in tests done with mice.
This study tried out three different types of fats to see which was the most effective in fighting yeast overgrowth. Scientists gave mice either beef fat, soybean oil, coconut oil, and then the control group who received none of these fats.
When scientists compared the groups, the mice who received coconut oil had lowered their levels of Candida in the gut by 90 percent!
Candida needs sugar and simple carbs, like bread and pasta, for fuel. For best results, you should avoid these kinds of foods until you are certain you have your infection under control.
Eat plenty of foods that contain healthy, natural fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, fish oil, avocados, and cod liver oil. You should also limit the amount of fruit you eat during this time as fruit is high in sugar. Drink plenty of water, herbal teas, and wheat grass juice or barley grass to help your body flush out the toxins produced by Candida, as well as to remove the dead or dying yeast cells.
You should also consume plenty of high quality probiotics to help to restore the good bacteria in your body, which will naturally keep Candida in check. Avoid using antibiotics unless absolutely necessary. If you must take antibiotics, double up on your probiotic consumption and coconut oil to help keep Candida from taking over again.
Candida infections are no joke and should not be ignored. Take steps to get your infection under control. If you do not see results within 6 weeks, speak to your doctor.