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    Natural Remedies for Yeast Infections

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    Vaginitis, or yeast infection, is a painful condition that many women experience at some point.  The Global Healing Center has assembled some of the most common natural remedies for yeast infections.  Here are a few of them:

    Probiotics

    If you are taking any form of antibiotic, the likelihood of a yeast infection is increased. Probiotic foods help restore the natural gut flora that prevents fungal infections.

    Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Douche

    A douching made from apple cider vinegar can soothe a yeast infection. Try 3 tablespoons of raw organic apple cider vinegar mixed in 1 quart of water.

    Organic Garlic

    Garlic has natural anti-fungal properties.  Try eating several fresh garlic cloves on a daily basis.

    Say NO to Harsh “Feminine” Products

    Most of these are too harsh, and strip off natural protective oils. Use organic hygiene products, if necessary.

    Organic Cranberry Juice

    You can drink the juice, unsweetened, to help restore healthy pH balance in the vagina.

    Organic Plain Yogurt

    Yogurt can be used topically and vaginally to reduce a yeast infection. Make sure yogurt has no added sugars, fruit or other ingredients.

    Wear Loose Clothing

    Wearing loose-fitting clothing and underwear keeps oxygen moving, and helps prevent the growth of fungus.

    To read about their other suggestions, click the link below.

    View full post on Vital Votes Health Blog – Natural Health Articles by Dr. Mercola

    Comments

    1. drnoa

      12/31/2010

      Don't forget about sugar. Several studies have found that sugar in the diet stimulate vaginal yeast infections. Yeast Infections: The Role of Diet, Crook, William G., Medical Tribune, September 5, 1996/Journal of Family Practice, 1989;29:509/Infection and Immunity, February, 1993;619:626.

    2. EQmuse

      12/31/2010

      Why doesn't this article say anything about sugar?

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