When looking for information on how to treat a yeast infection there are certain things you can use in your diet. Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) are sucrose molecules linked in sequence with fructose. They are widely found occurring naturally in vegetables, grains, and fruits. FOS promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria (lactobacillus aci-dophilus and bifidus). In Japan FOS is used as a sweetener. It is not broadly available in North America yet; its use is inhibited by its currently high price. A good natural source of FOS is Jerusalem artichoke flour. Some documented beneficial effects of FOS are reduction of bowel toxins, prevention of diarrhea and constipation, reduction in serum cholesterol, protection of liver function, anticancer effects, and improvement of chronic inflammatory bowel disease symptoms.
When looking for information on how to treat a yeast infection you should consider garlic and onions have been used for thousands of years as antibiotic, anti-fungal, and health-enhancing foods. They have a significant role to play in the prevention and treatment of heart disease and cancer. Garlic and onions are mainstays of any effective natural antifungal program. Both are potent in lowering cholesterol and triglycerides. For those who cannot tolerate the taste or odor caused by garlic, deodorized forms (garlic oil capsules or combinations of garlic and parsley) are good substitutes.
Gentian formula (Biocidin, available from Bio-Botanical Research) is a unique antifungal, antiparasitic formula made up of gentiana, chlorophyll, impatiens, hydrastis, sanguinaria, allicin, and other natural antibiotic herbs. Many healthcare practitioners find it helpful in very resistant cases.
Germanium is a trace mineral that enhances the effects of oxygen in the body. The inorganic form is potentially toxic to kidneys and best avoided. Organic forms of germanium have not been proven harmful in any way. Many practitioners use this trace mineral for the treatment of chronic fatigue, allergies, infections, and cancer. A good source of naturally occurring germanium is Korean ginseng. Other good sources include: aloe vera, shiitake mushrooms, garlic, and onions. One's levels of germanium can be determined through hair mineral analysis. If levels are low, supplementation is warranted.
When looking for information on how to treat a yeast infection you should consider ginger tea. It is the hot beverage of choice to soothe inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract caused by Candida or fungal overgrowth, as well as to help repair inflamed tissues. Quick nausea relief can frequently be obtained by using capsules of ginger root powder at a dose of 250 milligrams four times a day. It is a carminative and intestinal antispasmodic. Recent double-blind studies show ginger to be effective in preventing the symptoms of motion sickness and morning sickness during pregnancy (hyper emesis gravid arum) without harmful side effects. Some studies show that ginger is superior to Dramamine in its antinauseant properties. Ginger also has potential anti-inflammatory effects and has been successfully used in treating rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.