|The focus should be (IMO) on understanding WHY it is out of control and dealing with that. It is a very allopathic mindset that compels us to deal only with the presenting symptoms.
The reason it is out of control, though, is usually antibiotics.
Or the birth control pill.
Or pregnancy (and other progesterone heavy moments in life).
Or inorganically grown meat, therefore containing antibiotics.
There are many reasons why it can get out of control. knowing why doesn't really help in many cases. My son's flora is out of balance due to birth antibiotics. I can't go back and change that, and knowing why he has it doesn't fix it.
Killing the yeast is essential. If you have an overgrowth, it is lining your colon walls, and it sticks like super glue. Hence why people have little success with gentle methods of yeast kill and rarely go through the coveted "die off" healing crisis. They are clever, they have many methods of averting the immune system, even the strongest immune system. Working on your immune system is a waste of time when it comes to yeast.
Kill them. Nystatin. All the way. Easy peasy. Make ROOM for the good guys, first.
OR, Threelac. That stuff is amazing. It is Japanese and designed to reach the colon (with most probiotics only 2% reach past the stomach acid, most die there) - specially chosen bacterium to kill candida and repopulate the bowel encased in a protective shell that survives the digestive tract and makes it to the colon. There have been great results with Threelac for autism (a fungal related issue). And this is a great journal article on studies done with nystatin for people with many symptoms:
Effectiveness of nystatin in polysymptomatic patients. A randomized, double-blind trial with nystatin versus placebo in general practiceThe PDF is better
, cos it's easier to see the tables and results.
Doctors have tried to do it without first killing the yeast, trying to recolonise the colon, to no avail, or little avail. The yeast mutate into fungus and the body becomes a toxic mess, causing so many devastating symptoms like MS, depression, IBS, eczema, mental illness, autism, you name it. The toxic chemicals yeast deliver into your system are nasty.
I love pickles!!
Make sure it isn't a vinegar pickle!!!!!!
Most pickles have just been "pickled" in vinegar. No good!
It MUST be a properly fermented
pickle or it will have the opposite effect - vinegar kills bacteria
To make vinegar, you use a yeast (without the balance of a bacterium, unlike yeasts found naturally). Yeast make antibacterial chemicals.Penicillin, anyone?Yeasts are what antibiotics actually ARE!
They make chemicals that kill bacteria. It's a competitive world out there on fruit, or in our gut, or wherever they happen to be. They always live in tandem, keeping each other from taking over the world
Yeast make anti-bacterial chemicals to give them an edge. It usually works to bust the cell wall of the bacterium.
contain these chemicals.
If you eat yeast products, you kill off bacteria. If you, at the same time, eat yeast feeders
(such as malt), you have basically just given yourself homemade antibiotics. Your gut will freak out and be imbalanced.
So, keep off the vinegar, make sure the pickles are traditional (kosher?) ferments or it is just an antibacterial soup, and you create an even worse problem.
Nystatin are bacteria that are used to bust the cell wall of yeast - the reverse
of a traditional antibiotic. Wishing vaginal thrush would just "go away" is madness, they need to be killed (garlic, yoghurt, whatnot popped into the canal helps this).
Yeast issues need help
to heal. Esp with the diet. Stop feeding the yeast with growth foods and stop eating antibacterial foods. That alone does wonders. It's a fallacy that you have to avoid bread yeast, btw. The yeast in bread is Saccharomyces, a different strain of yeast, plus it is killed in cooking. Enjoy bread. Just make sure it isn't MALTED