The nasty burning itch, the red irritated skin, the unmistakable discharge: Yep, you have a yeast infection.
Extracts from papaya seeds
Combine chopped papaya with mango, red bell pepper, red onion, raspberries, lemon juice, and cilantro, and then top with crushed papaya seeds for a fruit salsa that tastes great over grilled fish.
Swallow a few drops of coriander essential oil, or mix coriander with paprika, chili powder, cayenne, dried lemon zest, and brown sugar for a mouthwatering seasoning mix.
In one study of women with yeast infections, 207 were given an oral and vaginal antifungal medication, while the second group of 209 received the same treatment but added 10 applications of an oral and vaginal probiotic, similar to what’s in cheese. Complaints persisted after treatment in nearly 80% of the first group, but only in 31% of the probiotic group.
And in a study of 276 elderly patients, eating a probiotic cheese resulted in reducing the risk of high yeast counts by 75%. Snack on fermented cheese like cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, and Gouda.
Virgin coconut oil
Unlike conventional coconut oil, virgin coconut oil comes from the fresh, mature meat of the coconut and is not subjected to a chemical refining process; this preserves the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that otherwise would be stripped away. Research suggests that coconut oil is extremely effective at fighting Candida albicans. One tasty way to use the oil: Sauté your veggies in it.