Vaginal yeast infections are extremely unpleasant and many women are troubled by them for years. It’s caused by a Candida infection, which can also affect children as thrush in the mouth or throat and as nappy rash. When the immune system is compromised, the bad bacteria thrive in the gut and cause havoc. The overgrowth of Candida albicans in the gut can affect the health of the whole body, as your body fights the bad germs, you are constantly tired (think chronic fatigue) and hit by constant colds and flu. Unchecked Candida can grow and damage the lining of the gut wall, further compromising your ability to absorb nutrients and stay healthy. Toxins can pass from your gut to your bloodstream through the now compromised gut wall and now you are really feeling sick with allergies and food intolerances.
All these issues can largely be traced back to diet and good gut health. Coconut oil is very effective at killing Candida while simultaneously aiding the good bacteria. We recommend regularly including coconut oil in your diet to maintain a heathy gut and help prevent infections or alleviate symptoms. You can also gently apply a thin layer of coconut oil to the site of the yeast infection. This may help kill off some of the yeast and may soothe irritated, dry, uncomfortable skin, allowing it to heal.
Note: Always consult with your trusted heath professional for correct diagnosis and to make sure treatment is suitable for you.