So, for example, you may not want to give up eating meat, but you may be able to change how often you eat it (less frequently) and where you get it from (better quality).
Of course one of the major benefits of a program of home remedies for yeast infection, a program like Yeast Infection No More, in fact, is that you can actually choose how to deal with it.
The whole approach in this review is about empowering you so that you’re in control of your health, so you can avoid the factors that may be causing a yeast infection in the first place.
Certainly a lot of the information in this chapter will be new to you, regardless of how much you already know, or think you know, about health and diet.
In particular, stress, and more specifically the stress hormone cortisol (which your body produces under prolonged stress), has a massive impact on probiotic bacteria in the gut.
Since these bacteria are responsible for keeping Candida albicans in check, this provides a clear link between stress and yeast infection.
Video: Probiotics as a cure for yeast (among other things!)
So, for example, you might have noticed stress causes yeast infection to flare up. The way to deal with stress is to make small lifestyle changes, and use some simple techniques to control stress and reduce its impact on you and your body.
This is the great thing about a holistic review such as the one set out in Yeast Infection No More: you can actually decide how and when you’re going to take charge of these factors in a way that suits you and fits in with your current lifestyle.
In Yeast Infection No More there is a very interesting review of the role of antibiotics in causing yeast overgrowth. In fact antibiotics destroy the probitoic bacteria in the body which keep Candida in check.
Sure, I know that many courses of antibiotics are absolutely essential, but many are not. And when you know the facts, you can decide for yourself how you deal with health problems. That’s the point of the information in this chapter.
Furthermore, if you’ve tried all of the conventionally prescribe medications for yeast infections such as Diflucan, Ketoconazole, Monistat, and all the other products sold either under generic names or under chemical names such as miconazole, and your yeast infection keeps coming back, it stands to reason that you need to do something different.
And that’s the whole point of Yeast Infection No More. Doing something different.
BUT! Please read this IMPORTANT viewpoint before we go any further:
How can you tell that your crotch itch is really a yeast infection and not something else?
Most medical types say that you should go to a doctor to get it diagnosed the first time, and then once you know what you’re looking for, you can figure it out yourself the next time and respond appropriately. I used to blow this off as a bunch of MDs protecting their turf and their profits, but more and more evidence is accumulating that women often misdiagnose themselves as having a yeast infections when they really have something else.
This is bad because you might have a more serious problem that isn’t getting treated while you futz around with yeast treatments.
Just as bad, if you use an over-the-counter treatment for yeast and you don’t really have yeast infection, you might be creating your own personal race of drug-resistant super-yeast, and next time you have a real yeast infection it could be damned hard to get rid of.