Candida and Dietary Supplement Questions
How long do I need to Take the Supplements for?
Can Vitamins cause Yeast Infections?
How much is this going to cost me? I have spent a small Fortune on Dietary Supplements and Practitioners over the years.
Can a Probiotic cure my Yeast Infection?
Eric, what about Product X? I read on the Internet it is the “best”.
Can I take my usual Supplements while doing the Candida Crusher program ?
It depends on what dietary supplements you take. There are three types of dietary supplements I recommend when you have a yeast infection, and these are important types to use:
1. Products which inhibit the reproduction of yeast infections and optimize digestion
2. Products which actively kill yeast infections
3. Products which repopulate the digestive system
The duration of supplementation depends on the severity of your yeast infection, take my yeast infection survey to determine whether you have a mild, moderate or severe yeast infection. I like patients to stay on the supplements for as long as it takes to get well, and then they no longer need supplements. In my experience, this is where many practitioners let their patients down – the patient will be placed on a candida kill product or probiotic for a few weeks or month or two, and then they stop. This could be due to either an improvement (and then the patient feels that there is no need for the supplement as they are “better” again), it may be a cost issue or a lack of follow-up or one of several other factors, but the important thing to remember is that it takes time to get well, ranging from weeks to several months. I typically have found that JUST as the patient is beginning to derive benefit from a dietary supplement it is discontinued! Is it a cost issue? Then simply reduce the dosage and take over a prolonged period of time, a lesser dosage is better than no dosage.
Have you been currently using other dietary supplement? You may want to think about moving to the brand I recommend, I have discovered certain products from the USA which are the best I have found for patients with yeast infections. Be sure to read the dietary supplement comparison page. If you are improving with these supplements then don’t be in a hurry to stop. If money is an issue, reduce you dosage and continue. If you are NOT improving, however, then you will need to re-assess whether your current yeast infection products are having the desired effect, maybe you are you wasting your money by taking the wrong (or ineffective) supplements? Read the Candida Crusher book about the best supplements and why.
Not at all. Yeast infection is caused by yeast overgrowth due to an imbalance in the flora of a person’s digestive system. For example, excess sugars in the diet or refined carbohydrate foods will cause candida, or because the person took an antibiotic which destroyed his or her health intestinal bacteria allowing yeasts to thrive, but vitamins and minerals will not be a cause. Vitamins don’t have anything to do with yeast infections.
The Candida Crusher program shouldn’t cost much money, I generally tell people to expect to pay between three to seven dollars a day on average for dietary supplements, but this will lessen a great deal as time goes by, particularly after the first two to three months. The thing to bear in mind is that you will actually be saving money by making dietary changes – you will be eating in more and out less. This is a significant cost saving for many people. Just work out how much you will save if you stop buying take-out foods for a few months, stop buying alcohol and any sweet treats like chocolate. It is amazing how people view a health program designed to optimise their health and well-being as being costly, when in fact it is the lifestyle contributing to their health challenges which is actually the costly factor, this is what is producing the expensive urine – a bottle of wine and a take-out meal. And more so, it is more likely that the continuation of these poor health habits which may one day prove to be partly responsible for the development of a disease of modern civilisation such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer. Did you know that most people spend more money in the last three months of their life actually trying to prolong their life, than they do in their entire life on health-care? Please don’t view a few dollars a day spent right now on preventive health-care as being “wasteful”. See it rather as in investment in your healthy future, you take nothing with you after all, so do enjoy every moment you are alive and view money as a tool which can always be replaced. Time can never be replaced, and all we really have when you think about it is time, time to spend with those we love and care about, and isn’t it worth feeling at your best in your allotted time? Of course it is, so I want to hear NO MORE about costs and preventative health, it will be the wisest money you will have spent, believe me!
Although a good probiotic can be very effective in preventing a candida overgrowth in the first place, there is certainly NO evidence to suggest that any probiotic can actually cure candida. A top quality probiotic can be most effective rather than most retail purchased products, which I have found to be therapeutically of little value. As soon as the candida fungus gets more wide-spread in your body you will notice that probiotics provide minimal impact except if you start using a superior eradication supplement as well as work diligently out on diet changes. It is the combined and consistent effort placed on diet, supplements and lifestyle that will win the day in more than 90% of the most difficult cases I have seen.
As you can well imagine, I have tried just about every single dietary supplement for candida yeast infections over the past two decades and found that there are only a few which stand head and shoulders above the rest. In Chapter 6 you can read all about “The Right Supplements and Herbal Medicines to Take”.
Yes, you should continue taking your supplements and all medication as directed. In most cases I get the patient to only take what is essential, like prescribed pharmaceutical medications, and to discontinue any dietary supplements unless they are deemed absolutely necessary. It is best not to complicate your program, I have seen some patients take up to (and over) twenty or more nutritional and herbal supplements over the course of a day. It is best to stay with the recommendations I make in chapter 6 under “The Right Supplements and Herbal Medicines to Take”. If you have any questions then ask your health-care professional who can best guide you. Keep it simple is the best way to go, that way it will not only work out a lot more cost effective, but you will also be in a much better position to be able to work out what supplement is working the best for you and when to increase, decrease or even stop taking certain products. Please be sure to read Chapter 6 for much more information regarding what to take and when. Believe me, I have tried every product on the market and now only recommend a few which work consistently – time and again.