For those of you that suffer with candida, you may have heard of Biofilm
Biofilm are a group of one or more types of microorganisms. They can grow on a variety of surfaces, the most commonly known is tooth plaque. Microorganisms that form biofilm include bacteria, fungi and protests.
It is important to attack the microfilm when trying to destroy candida.
The good news is there are certain herbs and nutrients that are known to disrupt biofilm-
Andrographis - herb
Apigenin - found in certain fruits and vegetables, parsley, onions, oranges, tea, chamomile, wheat sprouts and some seasonings
Baicalein - found in herb scutallaria baicalensis
Berberine - found in herb Berberis
Boswelia - herb
Black cumin oil
Cinnamon - herb
Curcumin - herb
Eugenol - found in herbs - tulsi, clove
Gentian - herb
Ginkgo - herb
Kaempferol - found in many fruits vegetables and herbs, including grapes, tomatoes, broccoli, tea, and ginkgo biloba
Mangosteen - fruit - (Garcinia mangostana)
Naringenin - found in citrus fruits and tomato skins
Neem - herb
Oregano - herb
Quercitin - found in fruits and vegetables, especially onions, citrus, and apples. Other sources include dark berries, grapes, and olive oil. Green tea and red wine
Rosmary - herb
St. John’s wort - herb
Vanilla - herb
Killing candida needs a well thought out plan -
* Eliminate sugar, dairy, gluten, starchy foods, alcohol, caffeine
* Increase - Greens, non starchy veg, protein grains (quinoa, millet, buckwheat), fermented foods
* proper food combinations
* alkaline diet
* heal leaky gut - Aloe Vera, Slippery elm, L- Glutamine, Biotin, Bone broths
* detox - body brush, juice, fiber, baths(epsom salts), enemas, sweat it out (sauna and steam) yoga
* anti-fungals- garlic, grapefruit seed extract, Paul d’arco, golden seal, olive leaf, cloves
* boost immune system - echinacea, vitamin C
So if you are dealing with a candida issue (thrush, fungal infection, athletes foots, etc) or oral plaque then don’t forget to kill of the biofilm. There is a lot of information out there about candida but it generally needs the help of a professional to get rid of it, it’s not a DIY issue. For professional advice and an appointment please contact the Carina.
This is general advice, if you have a medical condition please check with a professional before commencing any new treatments or lifestyle plans.
To find out more, you can contact Carina at (087) 0978880, email her email@example.com, check out her website at www.itsanaturalchoice.com, or visit her clinic at Lisnolan, Manulla, Castlebar, or, on Wednesdays, at HoneyBee Health Shop, Claremorris.
Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.