A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Thrush
I had a question the other day about thrush.
Thrush is a yeast infection causing white patches in your mouth and on your tongue.
Thrush is most common in babies and older adults, but it can occur at any age.
Thrush in babies usually isn’t serious.
You get thrush when a yeast called Candida, normally found on your body, grows out of control.
In babies, Candida causes thrush because babies’ immune systems aren’t strong enough yet to control the yeast growth.
Older people get thrush because their immune systems can weaken with age.
Some people get thrush when they take certain medicines, like antibiotics or inhaled corticosteroids.
People who have certain health problems, like diabetes or HIV, are also more likely to get thrush.
The most common symptoms of thrush are white patches sticking to the inside of your mouth and tongue.
In babies, it’s easy to mistake thrush for milk or formula.
It looks like cottage cheese or milk curds.
Don’t try to wipe away these patches, because you can make them red and sore.
Some babies with thrush can be cranky and don’t want to eat.
When a baby has thrush, the yeast can cause a diaper rash at the same time as thrush.
If your baby has thrush, it’ll help to clean bottle nipples and pacifiers regularly using hot water.
To deal with thrush, it’s beneficial to:
*Aloe vera juice has been shown to boost the white blood cells’ ability to kill yeast cells.
*Review my post on Candida.
*Olive leaf extract with oleuropein is a powerful healer of microbial infections.
*Try clove tea or maitake tea.
*Avoid sugar and dairy if breastfeeding.
*If breastfeeding, explore the use of Oil of Oregano and Tea Tree Oil. Treat baby through you with Optiflora.
*Drink lots of purified water daily.
*Increase essential oils (Omega-3, Flax oil, olive oil).
*Eat vegetables, fish, and gluten-free grains like brown rice and millet.
*Eat plain yogurt containing live yogurt cultures.
*Consider fresh juicing and/or power shakes for breakfast, snacks.
*Take some type of fiber daily. Oat bran or flaxseed is a good source.
*Make sure your diet is fruit-free, sugar-free, and yeast-free. Candida thrives in a sugary environment, so your diet should be low in carbohydrates and contain no yeast products or sugar in any form.
*Avoid aged cheeses, alcohol, baked goods, chocolate, dried fruits, fermented foods, all grains containing gluten (wheat, oats, rye, and barley), ham, honey, nut butters, pickles, potatoes, raw mushrooms, soy sauce, sprouts, and vinegar.
*Eliminate citrus and acidic fruits like oranges, grapefruit, lemons, tomatoes, pineapple, and limes from your diet for one month; then add back only a few twice weekly. Although they seem acidic, these fruits are actually alkaline-forming in your body, and candida thrives on them.
*To prevent infection, replace toothbrushes every 30 days.
*Supplements may be crushed, gelcaps opened and added to juice, shakes, applesauce, etc.
*Avoid household chemical products and cleaners, chlorinated water, mothballs, synthetic textiles, and damp and moldy places, like basements.
*Become educated regarding possible side effects of any and all medications, over-the-counter or prescribed.
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