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#31 of 32 Old 09-23-2010, 11:38 PM
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Maybe there is some confusion based in taking probiotics by eating yogurt, which is I guess the old-school method... this is very different from a capsule.

On the topic of candida cleanse diets, I've been very reluctant to try this because you would have to eat like a hermit in order to "starve" the yeast. Then what happens when you start eating again? It's not like the yeast ever completely dies off, so I like the "competition" theory of adding Lactobacillus and such, instead of trying to remove all food. That's just what seems to make sense to me.
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#32 of 32 Old 09-24-2010, 01:37 AM
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They don't actually compete when you are in balance. There is plenty of food for all. What happens is the bacteria make the pH of your vagina (and other areas) slightly acidic. This inhibits the growth of yeast. Once yeast takes over, it makes the environment inhospitable to bacteria by basically choking them out. So ridding oneself of a yeast infection takes two steps. Kill the extra yeast and get a good bacterial flora going so the yeast can't come back.

If you can't nude tan, you could go to a tanning salon. The UV is what kills the yeast. Good luck!

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