Common Causes of Yeast Infections
The most common cause of yeast infection is poor dietary choices. Yeast thrives on sugar! Excess refined sugar, simple carbohydrates such as pasta, bread, and crackers, fruits, fruit juices, and processed foods increase the blood sugar, which deposits glucose throughout the body and fuels yeast overgrowth. Prescription medications, most commonly antibiotics, can also spur yeast growth. Antibiotics destroy harmful bacteria, but they also kill beneficial bacteria in the process, which creates a welcoming environment for yeast to multiply. Steroid-based medications, such as Cortisone, are also known to fuel yeast growth. Birth control can also increase the risk of developing a yeast infection.
Stress, as well as environmental factors, can also encourage yeast growth because they can weaken the body's defense mechanisms that balance and control the number of yeast in the body. People who suffer from underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, and HIV, are also at greater risk of developing a yeast infection because of their weakened immune system.
Wearing undergarments made of material other than 100 percent cotton, douching and perfumed soaps and sprays can also lead to a yeast infection. Pregnant women are at a higher risk of developing a yeast infection because the increase of hormones in the body cause the yeast fungi to grow more rapid than usual.
Natural Yeast Infection Treatments
Yeast infection remedies that are commonly prescribed include creams, lotions and over the counter medications, which contain harsh ingredients that can irritate your delicate skin and are not recommended for pregnant women.
Nutrition Response Testing provides a safe, gentle solution for those seeking a more natural approach to curing their yeast infection. Through the use of muscle testing, gradual diet planning, and whole food supplements, I can design a customized healing program that supports your body's own natural ability to heal itself and restore your system back to health.