Natural Solutions for Yeast Infections, One of the
Most Common Complaints Among Women
Vaginal yeast infections, which occur when there is an overgrowth of Candida yeast in the vagina, impact three out of four women during their lifetimes. Further, nearly half of women will have two or more yeast infections during their lives.
Three out of four women will get a yeast infection during their lifetime.
While Candida yeast normally lives in the vagina, if your system becomes out of balance it can trigger an overgrowth of yeast. Among the most common factors that can negatively impact the environment in your vagina are:
Certain medications, including birth control pills, antacids, anti-inflammatories and corticosteroids, which promote the growth of yeast
Pregnancy and certain illnesses, such as diabetes, can also promote yeast growth, as can drinking tap water that contains chlorine
Common Symptoms of Yeast Infections
A yeast infection can cause:
Itching, pain or burning in your vagina
Thick, white discharge that looks like cottage cheese
Pain or burning during urination or sexual intercourse
Further, if you have a yeast infection it’s a sign that candida yeast has already spread throughout your body. Yeast overgrowth typically begins when the flora in your digestive tract become unbalanced. When this occurs, the “bad” bacteria overwhelm the good, and many symptoms can develop, including irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, PMS, weight gain, depression and fibromyalgia.
Rebalance Your Most Intimate Areas and Fight Yeast Overgrowth With Kolorex Intimate Care Cream
Many proprietary creams used to relieve irritation and itch contain chemicals that can cause discomfort. In contrast, Kolorex® Intimate Care Cream uses a natural preservative system, and is free from: synthetic preservatives, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, parabens and animal products.
The formula contains the unique herbal extract kolorXtract™ made with Horopito, a powerful anti-fungal herb that grows only in New Zealand and has demonstrated strong activity against candida. This all-natural remedy also contains:
Lemon tea tree oil for deep down cleansing
Apricot kernel oil to soothe
Aloe extract to replenish
Natural source vitamin E to condition
- Lactic acid to balance pH
In rare instances, candida can even enter your bloodstream resulting in a life-threatening condition called candidemia, which can harm your kidneys, liver, bones, muscles, joints, spleen and eyes and cause organ failure.
If you’re not sure you have a yeast infection, you should visit your doctor to find out for sure. However, if you’ve had one before and are familiar with the signs and symptoms, yeast infections can be treated at home using over-the-counter or natural remedies.
How to Overcome a Yeast Infection, Naturally
If you have only mild symptoms, it’s possible that your yeast infection will go away on its own with no treatment at all. In this case you can apply a cold washcloth to the area to relieve any discomfort in the meantime.
However, if you’re looking for relief as well as something to address the underlying fungal infection, anti-fungal creams (prescription or over-the-counter) are often recommended. The downside is that many proprietary creams used to relieve irritation and itch contain chemicals that can cause discomfort.
A highly recommended and natural alternative is Kolorex® Intimate Care Cream, which uses a natural preservative system and is free from synthetic preservatives, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, parabens and animal products.
Kolorex is a natural formula made with Horopito, a powerful anti-fungal herb that grows only in New Zealand and has demonstrated strong activity against candida.
Kolorex Intimate Care contains the strongest Horopito™extract (kolorXtract-50™), together with lemon tea tree oil for deep down cleansing, apricot kernel oil to soothe, aloe extract to replenish, natural source vitamin E to condition and lactic acid to balance pH.
Kolorex® Intimate Care Cream will provide fast soothing relief while helping to rebalance your system and overcome yeast overgrowth.
Tips for Preventing Yeast Infections in the Future
To help encourage a healthy environment in your vagina, wear breathable cotton underwear and avoid douching, which can disrupt the normal balance of organisms in your vagina.
If you have trouble with chronic or recurring yeast infections, however, you should take the following steps to address the candida overgrowth that may exist not only in your vagina but in other bodily areas as well.
Eat a healthier diet and avoid sugar. Your diet should focus on whole, unprocessed fresh foods, and should drastically limit, or even better eliminate, sugar and refined carbs. Remember, sugar is a favorite food for yeast, so the less you “feed,” it the better.
Restore balance to your intestinal microflora. If your intestinal balance has been upset, as is typically the case if you have candida overgrowth, a liquid extract of Active Horopito™ from New Zealand may provide the answer you are looking for. Kolorex® Advanced Candida Care softgels contain a patented liquid extract of Active Horopito™ to help restore balance in your intestinal microflora.
- Repopulate your digestive tract with good bacteria. A high-quality probiotic, such as Nature’s Sources AbsorbAid Probiotic -- a superlative probiotic supplement that provides clinical activities supporting systemic health and wellness through immune-system protection, allergy reduction and effective and enhanced nutrient absorption – is necessary to restore balance to your gastrointestinal tract and ultimately will replace the candida with good bacteria.
AbsorbAid Probiotic is an ideal choice for this purpose because it has 30 billion organisms per capsule, with two clinically effective and dominant genera Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus: L. acidophilus and L. salivarius in a 2:1 ratio and B. lactis and B. breve, also in a 2:1 ratio. Each bacterial genus-species has its own specific metabolic activities, which lead to their effective inter-species synergism.
Nature’s Sources AbsorbAid Platinum. a vegetable-based digestive enzyme, is also beneficial for candida. It combines its effective ratio of proteases, amylases, lipases and cellulases with two “acid-tolerant” bacteria or a probiotic combination, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum. AbsorbAid Platinum helps you to break down food groups and maximize nutrient absorption while alleviating digestive disturbances such as the gas and bloating that are common with candida overgrowth.
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