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Vaginal Yeast Infections: A Holistic Take

Vaginal Yeast Infections: A Holistic Take

Written by Tara Carpenter, NC.

Vaginal yeast infections are often the result of a type of micro-flora called Candida albicans that have grown out of control. This type of flora typically lives in harmony with other types of flora in the digestive tract; from the mouth down and out the genitals.

Problems occur when this delicate balance gets out of whack. When that happens, the Candida breed quickly and overtake the good flora living in the body; including the birth canal.

The good news is the body is a self-healing organism and your body’s main function is to get rid of anything that it deems harmful, which means it will do all it can to purge itself of the excessive Candida albicans. The most direct and easy way for the body to eliminate these harmful pathogens in a woman is through her vagina. This is one of the reasons why many women are affected by vaginal yeast infections.

Quiz to see if you have Candida HERE

There are many ways to help yourself. I know this firsthand, because I was diagnosed with a systemic yeast infection in 2010. The method I used to help myself was The Body Ecology Diet. I hit the bulls-eye every day and can’t praise this gut healing protocol enough. I am now well-versed in this way of clearing Candida out of the body, whether systemic or localized. Please consult me if you would like support in conquering your Candida. 

Here is a recipe for vaginal boluses and something about aromatherapy for vaginal infections. Both can help relieve discomfort you may have.

Eliminating a Yeast Infection

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