It does not matter what kind of sugar you are talking about. Whether it is the sugar in fruit juices, honey or the processed stuff in fast foods, it is all still sugar and the more of it you take in, the higher your risk of suffering a yeast infection.
While you are cutting down on sugar try to increase your garlic intake, because it is a highly effective decongestant and antifungal agent. It helps to banish toxins from your body, which as you will discover a little later is a very important part of reducing your susceptibility to yeast infections.
It is best if you can eat the garlic raw, because it is allicin, the active ingredient in garlic that gives it its smell, that is powerful against fungus, and allicin is destroyed by the heat involved in cooking.
It is also believed that drinking unsweetened cranberry juice can help to make you less susceptible to Candidiasis, although you must ensure that any cranberry juice that you buy is unsweetened. Most of the popular brands that you see in your local supermarket are unlikely to be any use to you, as they are sweetened.
In order to find the unsweetened variety, it may be necessary to go to a specialized health food or vegetarian store, where it may be possible to buy concentrated cranberry extract in tablet or capsule form. If so, these capsules will be acceptable.
If I am getting better, I certainly don’t feel it!
Cutting down on the amount of sugar in your diet is not simply a matter of stopping eating cookies, candy and ice cream, although all of these things will certainly help.
If you choose to make a real effort to reduce the sugar in your diet, then what you are doing is embracing a new lifestyle, and as part of that change, your body will need to detoxify itself.
While this is happening, you may find that instead of feeling better, you have to suffer a period of feeling considerably worse than you have felt for some time because of what is known as the Herxheimer reaction
According to this theory, as your body begins to detoxify itself it will attempt to banish all of the toxic materials, dead bacteria and yeast that your body has accumulated over the years. This process places a considerable strain on your liver and kidneys, which are responsible for purging waste materials from your body.
It is quite likely that your liver and kidneys will not be to keep up with the purging process, hence the release of some of the toxins and dying materials into your bloodstream. As a result of this, you may feel fever, chills, headaches, nausea and skin problems like spots.
However, be assured that all of these conditions are temporary, and that once your body has purged all of the toxins that have, been blighting your life, you will feel better than you have in years, and the chances of you suffering a yeast infection are significantly reduced.
In order to minimize the effects of the Herxheimer reaction, make sure that you are drinking plenty of water, eating a healthy amount of fresh vegetables and getting as much exercise as you can.
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Yeast Infection (1 – 9)
(10) Beware of Internal or Systemic Yeast Infection
(11) How to Reduce Your Susceptibility to Yeast Infections
(12) Why You Should Avoid Taking Antibiotics
(13) Just One Diet Change Significantly Reduces Risk of Infection
(14) How Can Garlic & Cranberry Juice Help Fight Off Infections
(15) The 4 Lines of Defence Your Body Has Against Infection
(16) Why Does Your Yeast Infection Keep Coming Back
(17) Yeast Infection Treatments And So-called ‘Cures’ to Avoid
(18) Building Your Natural Resistance to Yeast Infections