Have you heard of oil pulling? If not, it is one of the holistic “ayurvedic” techniques that can help get rid of toxins and harmful microorganisms in your body. It is simple to perform, and depending upon the person’s needs, may be repeated up to three times through out the day, once or twice a week.
Aside from yeast infections, there have been claims that oil pulling cures many ailments including asthma, migraines and arthritis.
The technique is actually very simple:
Take one spoonful of oil in your mouth, and swish it around completely until the oil covers your entire mouth. It will be hard at first, but the oil will eventually thin out and it will become easier. Continue to do so for about 15 to 20 minutes and then spit the oil out. If the oil has turned white that means that it was done properly. If it still has a yellowish hue, it means that it was not done properly and should be repeated to get the benefits.
Tips on Oil Pulling As Yeast Infection Cure
• It is best to perform the technique in the morning after brushing your teeth, preferably with an empty stomach.
• NEVER swallow the oil, since technique will “pull” the toxins and harmful bacteria onto the oil.
• Sun flower oil and sesame oil are the most beneficial.
• Clean out the washbasin of the oil because it will contain the toxins and bacteria.
• Drink about two glasses of water after the process.
Oil pulling will relieve the symptoms of yeast infection for the time being, but will not get rid of the cause nor prevent it from coming back. Only a comprehensive and holistic approach will be able to guarantee a lasting and more effective treatment for yeast infection.
Now if you want to effectively get rid of candida infections you should follow the four steps for an easier and faster treatment. The first step involves scrutinizing the medications being taken by a person. Basically, candida only starts to become harmful once an imbalance of it already occurs in the body’s system. According to researches, there are a couple of medicines that can cause the imbalance of hormones in the body, giving way to the overproduction of yeast. Antibiotics, for example, is a drug commonly prescribed to those who have an infection. However, antibiotics not only eliminate the bad bacteria that are causing the yeast infection but also the good bacteria. Due to this, the body’s defenses against future infections are weakened. Other product prescriptions that can also cause the worsening of yeast infections are cortisone, steroids, and birth control drugs.
The second step for candida prevention is following an anti-yeast diet. Just like any other organism, yeast cannot survive without proper nourishment. The main objective of an anti-yeast diet is to starve the organism. Yeast thrives in starch, sugar, fats, and carbohydrates so foods rich in these should be entirely avoided. If going into this diet do not entirely solve the case, then it is best to continue to the third step that involves the use of medications. Some of the most common drugs prescribed for candida are Nystatin and Diflucan. Trying a homeopathic medication such as Candex can also be a good idea. When looking for the right medications look for those products that can affect different strains of yeasts.
The last step is rebuilding the immune system to improve the body’s defenses against other infections. Taking daily supplements, minerals, and vitamins together with a balanced diet can help you build a very strong defense. The most important vitamins that can help strengthen the immune system are vitamins A, C, and E, while the mineral Zinc can help a lot in preventing infections.