Millions of women suffer vaginal yeast infections every year — including painful infections that re-emerge just when you think they’re gone for good. In fact, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, estimates show that around 75 percent of all women will have a vaginal yeast infection at some point in their lives! What causes a vaginal yeast infection? You guessed it: yeast! But did you know that the same type of fungal yeast that grows outdoors on trees and plants is actually very similar to the type that can develop inside the body and lead to an infection? It’s true!
While the type of yeast that causes vaginal yeast infections as well as candida symptoms can be completely harmless, at some point its levels can go high enough to take over our body’s “good bacteria” and cause a vaginal infection or worse. The good news is there are several natural steps you can take to get rid of a vaginal yeast infection for good. Vaginal yeast infections can be treated naturally at home with supplements, essential oils, a nutrient-rich diet and probiotics. Take a look at six home remedies I recommend the most to prevent and/or treat this issue that too many women just can’t seem to shake.
Probiotics- If you are currently taking any form of antibiotic, the likelihood of a yeast infection is increased. Taking a probiotic supplement or eating probiotic foods will help fight and maintain the natural gut flora that prohibits fungus like Candida from forming. The antibiotic tetracycline is especially prone to causing the growth of yeast organisms in the body. Learn more about probiotics benefits.
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Douche- Soothe a yeast infection by douching with apple cider vinegar. Mix 3 tablespoons of raw organic apple cider vinegar with 1 quart of water, add to douche apparatus and use. I recommend Braggs ACV, but any raw apple cider vinegar with “the mother” still included should work. For added benefit you can add some colloidal silver to the mix. I recommend adding 2 ounces of Silver Fuzion® to each batch.
Organic Garlic – Another common remedy for yeast infections is to eat several fresh garlic cloves each day. While this will probably give you bad breath, it will also help clear up your yeast infection. This works because garlic has natural anti-fungal properties and is a well-known anti-bacterial and natural antibiotic.