Caprylic acid has been used for years as part of an effective natural cure for candida, and happens to be one of the medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil.
It's reported to be especially helpful for people who suffer adverse reactions to pharmaceutical anti-fungal drugs.
Two other fatty acids found in coconut oil, capric acid
and lauric acid (the same medium chain fatty acid found in mother’s milk), each play their own role.
Capric acid and lauric acid work in conjunction with caprylic acid creating a more “full spectrum” approach to killing off the yeast.
It practically goes without saying that everyone is better off avoiding the pharmaceutical pills, creams and suppositories commonly prescribed in favor of a natural cure for candida. With the healing properties of coconut oil in your bag of tricks, the choice should be a no-brainer.
It’s important to take it slow for some people when starting a candida diet.
Start with small doses. Eat it along with other foods instead of on an empty stomach.
Coconut oil is sometimes too powerful for candida overgrowth. It can cause what is known as a 'Herxheimer reaction', or a 'healing crisis', or 'die-off symptoms'.
The healing crisis (Herxheimer reaction, die-off) is caused by the rapid killing of these microorganisms and subsequent absorption of large quantities of yeast toxins. That’s where the term “die off” comes from.
Taking too large a dose of any anti-fungal food (coconut oil, cloves, fresh garlic, etc.) can cause die-off symptoms. It means you may feel worse before you feel better.
So remember, start small, and work your way up. You can begin with one teaspoon of coconut oil, added to your food (melt it over steamed vegetables with a sprinkle of sea salt, or stir into a warm bowl of soup). Work your way up to three, four or even five tablespoons of coconut oil per day as a natural remedy for candida.
Not everyone experiences die-off reactions. It depends on the individual’s constitution and the level of candida overgrowth.
Use coconut oil as an effective natural cure for candida symptoms, including:
- vaginal yeast infection and vaginitis
- rectal itching
- skin erruptions including seborrheic dermatitis,
diaper rash, cradle cap and psoriasis
Simply apply virgin coconut
oil to the affected area of
the body and experience wonderful relief.
The coconut oil not only kills the yeasts pretty much on contact, but provides a soothing relief to inflamed or dry skin.
For thrush (thrush is an oral yeast infection seen as a white coating on the tongue),
swish a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil in your mouth for two minutes and spit it out. Do this frequently throughout the day.
For infants with thrush, feed them small amounts of virgin coconut oil throughout the day, its perfectly safe and actually very good for a baby’s caloric and nutritional needs.
As soon as you try one or more of these treatments you’ll know you’ve got an incredible remedy at your fingertips. And don’t stop with just the topical applications…
- Fresh Coconut
- Fresh Coconut Water
- Coconut Milk
- Coconut Cream
- Creamed Coconut (solid)
- Dried, Shredded or Flaked Coconut
- Coconut Flour
All of these foods are beneficial additions to our anti-yeast diet, but still, when it comes to coconut – the very best natural cure for candida is the pure, unrefined virgin coconut oil.
Coconut Oil Natural Cure For Candida
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