Some people report feeling an increase in their candida symptoms after consuming raw apple cider vinegar to help cure candida, and therefore conclude that the vinegar makes it worse.
But in many cases the apple cider vinegar is helping to cure the intestinal yeast infection by actually killing the yeast, creating a die off reaction.
The discomfort happens when a large number of candida yeasts are rapidly killed off by the vinegar, which results in more yeast toxins being absorbed into the bloodstream through the intestines - causing symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, general weakness and/or headaches to name a few.
Think about it, apple cider vinegar is commonly used to help cure vaginal yeast infections when used in a douche.
You can even buy an apple cider vinegar douche at the local drugstore.
Vinegar has also been used for centuries as a topical cure for skin and foot fungus (remember yeast is a fungus), and it’s one of the best common household cleaners used to kill molds (which are also fungi, just like candida yeasts).
In someone who has symptoms of yeast in the lower intestines or colon (annoying itch in and around the anus), try the apple cider vinegar cure in the form of a water-vinegar solution enema.
It's extremely effective in expelling yeast and provides wonderful relief of the itch.
"If apple cider vinegar helps cure candida yeast infections, then why do some people say to avoid fermented foods for candida?"
Mold aggravates candida symptoms and alcohol is a yeast fermentation product, where, in some cases, yeasts can still be present in the beverage. Some people feel it's best to avoid yeast in any form when following a candida diet (but that's for another page altogether).
Alcohol is a waste product of yeasts eating sugar. The reason it's best to avoid alcohol when doing a natural candida cure diet is because the candida yeasts excrete alcohol as a byproduct of sugar metabolism, which contribute to the feelings of brain fog, lack of coordination, fatigue and muscle weakness. We don’t want to add even more alcohol to a body which is already a little “drunk”.
Note: That’s why my candida recipes are all low carbohydrate; carbohydrates are sugars. Sugars feed candida. Candida produces alcohol as a waste product of eating the sugars.
Alcohol and vinegar both go through a fermentation process, in fact, vinegar is made from alcohol!
But they’re not the same. Just as mold and naturally fermented sauerkraut are quite different from each other.
In very simplified terms - Wine is made from fruit juice which has undergone a yeast fermentation, where the yeasts ferment the sugars into alcohol. Making vinegar from wine involves another fermentation process, called acetobacter fermentation. Acetobacter is a kind of bacteria which converts alcohol into acetic acid (the major component in vinegar).
By the time something has been fermented into vinegar, there are no more yeasts or sugars to worry about.
Along the same fermentation lines as apple cider vinegar (and therefore similar in its benefits) is sauerkraut that has been fermented by lactic acid bacteria. Cabbage is one of the easiest vegetables to ferment, as its naturally loaded with lactic acid bacteria.
Sauerkraut is sour because the bacteria has fermented the sugars in the cabbage. It’s the same reason vinegar tastes sour. Fermented foods like vinegar and sauerkraut are not at all like wine, beer, or mold.
When you're dealing with candida avoid mold whenever possible.
Use raw apple cider vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar Cure For Candida- Fact #1
- Apple cider vinegar can help cure candida yeast infections in the intestines by creating an unfriendly environment for the yeast, while helping create a good environment for friendly gut flora. Note: Some people respond better to ingesting vinegar than others, depending on each persons' unique metabolic makeup. Start with just a little bit and see how you do.
Apple Cider Vinegar Cure For Candida - Fact #2
- Apple cider vinegar helps cure vaginal yeast infections (caused by excessive candida) when mixed with pure clean water and used as a douche, in a sitz bath, and/or taken orally (for some people) mixed with pure water.
Apple Cider Vinegar Cure For Candida - Fact #3
- Apple cider vinegar helps cure yeast infections of the lower intestines (especially the colon & rectum) when mixed with pure clean water and used as an enema solution. The vinegar helps to expel yeast and provides relief of itchy symptoms.
Apple Cider Vinegar Cure For Candida - Fact #4
- The best kind to buy is raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar that looks somewhat cloudy.
Apple Cider Vinegar Cure For Candida - Fact # 5
- Excess toxins, from our foods, from our environment, as well as from candida yeasts, can make us feel sick. The properties of raw apple cider vinegar can help cure symptoms of toxicity.
Use it in salad dressings, mayonnaise, and homemade mustard. Use it in your marinades for exceptionally tender meats. Don't go overboard with it, and DON'T drink it straight - too much acidity is not good either. People who do well taking it internally can take up to two tablespoons of (diluted) raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar each day for health benefits in foods and beverages.
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