How To Treat Candida

candida treatment

There are many remedies and recommendations on how to treat Candida but dealing with Candida can be a problem. There are approximately 150 known species of Candida, a yeast-like group of fungi that exist in more than 80% of people. We continually acquire these fungi through the food we eat and through environmental exposure. They usually exist in the genitourinary tracts, respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract. They typically exist in the body without being harmful however an abnormal overgrowth of these fungi can cause infection often referred to as Candidiasis.

The symptoms of Candida overgrowth can cause countless health problems affecting various parts of the body. Common symptoms include gastrointestinal disturbances, allergies, food intolerances, headaches, irritability, constant fatigue and tiredness, nutrient deficiencies, cravings for sugar and carbohydrate rich foods, anxiety, oral thrush, genital thrush and genitourinary tract infections. Problems get worse when we eat too much sugar, take antibiotics for a period of time, or have a weakened immune system. Under these circumstances, Candida can proliferate and the symptoms get worse.

It is easy to understand why the above symptoms are not directly attributed to Candida overgrowth and since most of us carry these organisms, and are exposed to antibiotics either directly or indirectly through the foods we eat, I believe that it is imperative to reduce the numbers of these infection causing fungi even if it is on a yearly basis. For those who clearly have Candida overgrowth, the regime needs to be used on an ongoing basis for a few months since Candida set out their roots in the gut and are difficult to eradicate.

Firstly, I would recommend the use of Horopito and Aniseed capsules, take two capsules daily. In 1982 scientists at the University of Canterbury discovered that horopito was more effective at destroying Candida albicans than the powerful pharmaceutical anti-Candida drug, Amphotericin B.

I would also recommend the use of a good probiotic such as Mega Probiotic ND for a couple of reasons. Candida overgrowth is associated with an imbalance of bacteria in the gut. It is under these conditions that pathogens including Candida thrive and restoring the balance will repopulate the intestinal tract and prevent Candida from thriving aside from helping digestive concerns. When the gut has sufficient of these beneficial bacteria, pathogens including Candida cannot thrive because these bacteria produce lactic acid which inhibits the growth of other bacteria.

Finally, I would recommend the use of Daily Immunity. Since a weakened immune system can lead to infections, Daily Immunity contains the most comprehensive blend of nutrients and herbs that all work in synergy to enhance antibody-like compounds. Antibodies are the basis of the immune system since these compounds detect pathogens and then signal the white blood cells to destroy them. Candida overgrowth is responsible for many concerns than it is given credit for and it is vital to keep this organism from thriving in our bodies.
Horopito and Aniseed £23 for 60 Capsules; Mega Probiotic ND £19.50 for 60 Capsules; Daily Immunity £26 for 60 Capsules

This content is not intended to replace conventional medical treatment. Any suggestions made and all herbs listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or symptom. Personal directions and use should be provided by a clinical herbalist or other qualified healthcare practitioner.

Immunity, Shabir Daya | , , ,
  • Rachel Nguyen

    I’ve ordered all three, may I take all three products together? As they all direct to take twice a day? Thanks

  • Victoria Health

    Hi Rachel, you should indeed take all three supplements in divided doses together to ensure that you treat a candida infection in the most effective way. Shabir

  • Rachel Nguyen

    I Will do so, thanks.

  • Cathryn

    I have ordered all 3. My 5 year old twins have had alot of antibiotics in their early years due to acute ear nose and throat infections. They have just had their 2nd tonsil, adenoid and grommetts operations and we are hopeful no more antibiotics. Their immune systems have been compromised and my daughter has thrush like discharge vaginally which gets worse if she has sugar at a party say. We have no sugar in their diets at home. Can i use these supplements on my 5 year olds? I haven’t been able to find anything specifically for your children. thank you Cathryn

  • Victoria Health

    Hi Cathryn, horopito can be a warming herb so make sure the dose is only half a capsule a day with lots of water. Please use for a period of seven to ten days and if this does not work then you may just have to resort to other avenues. The Daily Immunity is not suitable for children under 12 years but you may wish to consider Dlux Junior which is a sublingual form of vitamin D3 – vitamin D3 is known to enhance white blood cell counts.
    Best wishes,