Since Candida cleansing is essentially digestive system cleansing, it is important to ensure that your digestive organs are in top shape. Your stomach and small intestine need to have the ability to digest foods really well, which greatly aids in the absorption of essential nutrients, and overall health and wellbeing. Your pancreas, liver and gallbladder and large bowel (colon) all need the same ability, to perform to a high level to ensure optimal digestion and absorption of foods, and elimination.
By improving your digestive function, you will be optimizing your chances of performing a “master” cleanse on your body’s systems instead of an “average detox”, thereby eliminating your yeast infection for good.
The intake of digestive enzymes and probiotics can help significantly to improve the functionality of your digestive tract. These dietary supplements do not just fight against the Candida cells; they also facilitate the absorption of micronutrients and assist in the elimination of wastes.
A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that women who consumed yoghurt for more than six months had a significantly lower level of vaginal yeast infection re-occurrence compared to those who did not consume yogurt at all.
It is also noted in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotheraphy that vaginal introduction of lactobacillus reduces the risk of Candida overgrowth significantly.
Furthermore, a study conducted by Enyzmus Medical proved that the use of a natural anti-fungal enzyme-based probiotic formula has the potential to lessen and sometimes eliminate the Candida cells altogether. The participants in that study showed that there are significant improvements on their emotional health, food cravings, gastrointestinal symptoms and toxicity systems that are brought about by Candida.
Another supplement that can improve the functionality of your gut is L-Glutamine. It has been noted by the University of Maryland Medical Center that this amino acid helps build up the health of the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract, it provides an easy food source for the cells lining the digestive system.
A healthy intestinal tract ensures a reduced population of “bad” bacteria, and a higher proportion of beneficial (friendly) bacteria such as Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus species, an environment in which yeasts are much less likely to thrive in.
Supplementary Bowel Cleansing Methods
Once you have completed steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Candida cleanse, some may wish to supplement their detox by having colonic irrigation or trying enemas at home to make it just that little more effective.
These bowel cleanses are done to loosen and expel any fecal matters, bacteria, etc., that is not removed during cleansing, and are especially advised for those who have had many issues with passing motions for some time. Ask your colon therapist if you will benefit from this kind of treatment.
Colonic irrigation treatments would typically last for forty-five to sixty minutes. The therapist would ask you to lie down and massage your lower stomach area to gently relax your large bowel. After which, a small plastic tube would be inserted into your colon so that warm water could pass through. As it does, the water would push the waste out. Your colon therapist can best guide you to how many treatments would best suit your needs.
Additional Note When Doing a Cleanse
One week before to doing a cleansing treatment, it really pays to cut back on your regular eating and drinking habits, first, make those changes you know are necessary, those things you’ve been eating and drinking that are punishing your body, like alcohol, take-out and sugary foods. Be particularly careful of the amount of fat and carbohydrate foods you are consuming, but don’t lower your carbohydrate intake too quickly.
When you end your Candida cleanse, it pays to slowly incorporate different foods into your diet, and by replacing some not so good choices with the more healthy choices you will have not only undergone a good detox, you will have created healthy habits which may potentially stay with your for the remainder of your life, especially if you complete this cleanse annually at the least.
Doing a Candida master cleanse does not have to be difficult, but for many it can certainly be most challenging, but the rewards are just great!
Food craving is also one of the withdrawal symptoms of the cleanse. However, as the days passed, your body will grow accustomed to your diet and adjust accordingly. It has its side effects but there is no danger when doing a cleanse. You will be rewarded with loads more energy, fat loss and an improved sleeping pattern as well. Your yeast infection will slowly disappear, especially if you follow the dietary advice in chapter 7 of my book entitled Candida Crusher.
This small article is just one of the countless suggestions you will find in my 718 page book all about Candida yeast infections. After having treated countless patients with yeast infections for over two decades, I wanted to place a book in the hands of people who need it the most, a book full of the most effective solutions for those who have been suffering with a chronic yeast infection for some time.
Candida Crusher contains an extensive section about cleansing and detoxification, including my 3-Stage Candida Cleanse, as well as several other simple cleanses you can perform to help rid your body of a yeast infection once and for all. Be sure to get your e-book copy of Candida Crusher, the most comprehensive self-help book yet written on all aspects of Candida yeast infections at www.candidacrusher.com
See Other Posts in This Series on Candida Cleansing
This post is part of a five-part series. See these previous posts to understand the whole process of cleansing:
- Cleanse- Go Green
- Exercise- Keep Your Blood Circulating
- Hydrate- Eliminate
- Eliminate- Make Sure Your Gut is Functioning Optimally
Bakker, N.D., Eric, Candida Crusher. 718 page PDF e-book. http://www.candidacrusher.com. March 2013.
Schiefer HG (1997). “Mycoses of the urogenital tract”. Mycoses 40 (Suppl 2): 33–6. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0507.1997.tb00561.x. PMID 9476502.
Akpan, A; Morgan, R (2002 Aug). “Oral candidiasis”. Postgraduate Medical Journal 78 (922): 455–9. doi:10.1136/pmj.78.922.455. PMC 1742467. PMID 12185216.
Falagas ME, Betsi GI & Athanasiou S. 2006. Probiotics for prevention of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis: a review. Journal of Antimocrobial Chemotherapy 58: 266-272.
Han TL, Cannon RD, Villas-Bôas SG. 2011. The metabolic basis of Candida albicans morphogenesis and quorum sensing Fungal Genet Biol. 2011 Aug;48(8):747-63. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2011.04.002. Epub 2011 Apr 12.
Hilton E, Isenberg HD, Alperstein P, France K, Borenstein MT. 1992. Ingestion of Yogurt Containing Lactobacillus acidophilus as Prophylaxis for Candidal Vaginitis. Annals of Internal Medicine 116: 353-357.
University of Maryland. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/article/glutamine-000307.htm.
Conquering Yeast Infections: the Non-Drug Solution for Men and Women by S. Colet Lahoz, RN, MS, Lac.