The main action you should take if you believe you may have Candida is immediately cut out or reduce your consumption of sugary and high-carb foods, such as candy, breads, fruits, etc. Sugar is a fuel for Candida, and the more you give it, the more it will grow in your body.
The challenge is to find what you can eat that satisfies you, but doesn't feed the Candida in your body. From experience, if you cut out the carbs and sugars completely, you will eventually binge on them within a few days or weeks of starting the diet. You want a diet plan that keeps your sugar in a proper balance (not too high, but not dropping too low). This includes cutting out the simple sugars that the Candida Yeast loves (white bread, cookies, etc.)
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There are dozens of reported herbs and supplements which supposedly help prevent Candida growth and kill it. The ones I have found to be really effective are Grapefruit Seed Extract, Oil of Oregano, live-culture yogurt, and the most effective of all, ThreeLac.
ThreeLac is a combination of 3 different kinds of lactic acids which create an environment inside your body that destroys the candida organisms. One of the unique things about ThreeLac is that it alleviates the symptoms (lethargy, skin problems, depression/anxiety, headaches, etc.) faster than other treatment methods. The online reviews of ThreeLac are excellent, because it actually gets the job done. Also, you don't have to maintain as strict a diet when you take ThreeLac (just avoid overly processed sweets). ThreeLac helps maintain your body's pH levels to fight the candida, which is key to ridding yourself of it quickly. Note that ThreeLac does not contain lactose. This is a common misconception because of its name. You will still experience candida die off when taking ThreeLac, but you usually go through it faster with ThreeLac than without.
You can find yogurt with active bacteria / live-cultures in any grocery store. It will say so right on the label. Just make sure it doesn't have any added sugars, as that will defeat the whole purpose of buying it. The bacteria that's important in yogurt is called Lactobacillus acidophilus. L. acidophilus keeps the Candida in check. It is generally recommended to eat 8 ounces or more per day of live-culture yogurt. If eating that much yogurt daily is too much for you, you can also find some supplements containing a full regime of probiotics online or at any good health food store.
Grapefruit Seed Extract is another important key to fighting off Candida overgrowth. The first time you take it, you may feel dizzy, have a body ache, and feel very tired. This is normal, and is a condition known as Candida Die Off. Die Off occurs when large amounts of Candida begin to die, and they release a toxin into the body as a result. Your body will flush out this die off toxin, as long as you keep drinking water. The most popular brand of GSE is made by a company called Nutribiotic. Do not mistake Grape Seed Extract for Grapefruit Seed Extract...two different products!