If you get a recurring yeast infection at certain times of the month you are not alone. Many women get them right at the start of ovulation and they last until menstruation, and then go away only to return again at ovulation the next month. Other women get them at other times of their cycle but this is not as common. If this is you, then this treatment plan will solve the problem in the least amount of time.
In a scientific study done in 1999 by Paul L. Fidel Jr., Jessica Cutright, and Chad Steele of Louisiana State University, and published in the American Society of Microbiology in 2000, they found that progesterone has no effect on vaginal candida in mice but excess estrogen promoted its growth. They also found that excess estrogen reduced the ability of skin cells to prevent colonization of candida on the vaginal walls.
This study published in June 2015, talks about excess estrogen, increased vaginal glycogen levels, and reduced immune function increasing the infection rate of pregnant women.
Estrogen is responsible for glycogen levels in the vagina and glycogen feeds yeast. Excessive levels have been linked to breast cancer and reduced function of the Thymic gland. The Thymic gland helps immune system t-cells that are grown in the bone marrow mature. At a certain stage of t-cell growth in the bone marrow the t-cells migrate to the thymic gland to mature. Upon maturity of the t-cells, the thymic gland releases them into the body.
Because recurring yeast infection becomes hormone dependent in the vagina and feeds on imbalances of hormones or the sugar produced by excess estrogen, you should test your hormone levels to determine what they are or you could just treat yourself for excess estrogen, its your choice. The most accurate test is by saliva testing. This test can be done in the comfort of your own home by mail and I recommend the test below.
A 5 Panel Saliva Hormone Test is the best way to test for hormone imbalances related to reoccurring yeast infections.
This test for recurring yeast infection will help you find out what hormones are too high so you can take supplements that offset these high levels of hormones that feed yeast.
Short of testing, you can see if you suffer from symptoms of estrogen dominance and go from there. If you have many of those symptoms then I would seriously consider taking the supplements below.
You can take DIM which is short for diindolylmethane. Diindolylmethane is a phytonutrient found in broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussel sprouts. Studies show that Dim works indirectly by changing the way estrogen is metabolized, from the ‘bad’ pathway to the ‘good’ pathway.
DIM boosts levels of good estrogens called 2-hydroxy estrogens and reduces levels of bad estrogens, which are 16-hydroxy and 4-hydroxy estrones. Both forms of bad estrogen are carcinogens and studies show that women with elevated levels of 16-hydroxy estrone have a high rate of breast cancer.
You can also take I3C Indole-3-Carbinol, which has been found to alter estrogens damaging effects on the body and the thymus by activating genes that metabolize excess estrogen. This metabolization process lowers high estrogen levels.
I3C also has the ability to alter the way estrogen is metabolized by the body and can diminish the effects of hormonal contraceptives or estrogen replacement therapy. Researchers have noticed altered lymphocyte reactivity in women participating in these two activities; an observation that indicates altered immune response.
I3C Indole-3-Carbinol also raises immune system function by protecting the thymus from bad estrogen. Healthy immune system function is necessary for the bodies fight against excess yeast and candida.
Men can also take Dim and I3C Indole-3-Carbinol to reduce estrogen levels that rise as a man ages. This especially protects against prostate cancer and unwanted muscular atrophy and weight gain.
If your estrogen or other hormone levels are too low, then you can take Female Rejuvenator to raise and balance all hormone levels.
Low levels of progesterone can be treated with Progesterone Cream, which contains USP progesterone. This is also suggested when determined by saliva testing that your progesterone to estradiol levels are low. Progesterone does offset and control excess estrogen as well.
While treating yourself for recurring yeast infection, as you get the imbalanced hormones under control, you will be depriving yeast of its main food source in the vaginal environment, mainly glycogen produced from excess estrogen.
You can help support the Thymic Gland by taking Thymic Protein A. Thymic Protein A is a patented biologically intact 500-amino chain protein that fits into the receptor sites on T-4 cells to turn on and program the cells for their disease-fighting functions.
Following several favorable clinical studies involving both animal (Feline AIDS and distemper) and human (chronic fatigue syndrome [CFIDS] and Epstein-Barr [EBV]) subjects, Dr. Beardsley developed a unique oral delivery system for his formulation which avoided the degradation of the thymic protein in the stomach, which was a significant problem with other over-the-counter oral thymic preparations.
The scientific data gathered from these studies resulted in the awarding of a US patent to Dr. Beardsley in 1997 for both the Thymic protein A molecule and its method of production.
In the five-and-a-half years since Thymic Protein A was introduced as an oral nutritional supplement, thousands of individuals have consumed this product. Hundreds of medical doctors are using it for a variety of immune-related illnesses with no adverse reactions from this highly purified, extremely safe, low-dose protein molecule. Thymic Protein A is produced at only one site in the world, under the personal control and supervision of Dr. Beardsley. Based on his commitment to maintaining the highest scientific standards, utmost purity is assured. It is completely safe.
I would also watch the sugars and simple grains that feed yeast and candida or follow candida diet listed here.
There is no point in feeding your recurring yeast infection since it probably came from the intestine originally, through the anus, and infected your vagina. Anal itching is a good indicator that this is what happened although anal itching can also be pinworms or other parasites.
However, not all recurring yeast infections come from the intestine. Sometimes you get them from men that have skin yeast on their penis. This form of yeast lies dormant because of the low skin temperature and the man has no clue that he has it. Once the penis is inside the vagina the yeast is activated and infects you. The only way to find out if it is intestinal is to be stool tested and on the Candida Tests page I have listed the best tests to take if you care to.
If you do not do the stool test but do have anal itching, you can get a pretty good idea if it is intestinal by taking the Yeast Infection Questionnaire. If you score high on that test and fail the spit test then it would be safe to assume it is intestinal as well. In these cases I would follow the treatment system for intestinal yeast while also correcting the hormone imbalances.
If you don't have intestinal yeast then while you are correcting the hormone problems I would take one of the enzyme formulas I talk about here. These are enzyme formulas are designed to eat the cell wall of candida yeast effectively killing it with very little if any die-off reactions. Biofase is the best because it also contains enzymes that eat through the biofilm yeast builds around itself as a means of protection. Sometimes results are felt the very first day.
I felt better today after taking the products than I have in years!!!! I had more energy than ever! Is that normal to feel that different the first day? I mean I felt awful before I went to bed last night and even when I woke up this morning I still felt icky. Literally an hour after taking the Didaclear and Biofase I felt different. WOW! I hope that continues!
You should also take Profase because most of the bacteria in this probiotic are found in the vagina and all are found in the human body. These bacteria have multiple studies proving they are more effective against yeast than your typical probiotic strains. More potent than Lactobacillus Acidophilus, L. Rhamnosus, L Reuteri, Lactobacillus Salivarius, Bifidobacteriam Infantis, etc. Go check the studies yourself, I have them posted.
I have suffered from recurrent yeast Infections for years and I finally came across your product profase and biofase which have helped me immensely! I can't remember the last time I was yeast infection free for almost 5 months now and especially while pregnant! Your products are amazing!
However, if you prefer to take a typical probiotic then, CP-1 or the 11 Strain probiotic powder are the best choices because they are so strong. CP-1 contains Lactobacillus Acidophilus, L. Rhamnosus, L. Plantarum, B.Longum, and B. Bifidum in a guaranteed dose of 60 billion at expiration, which is 1 year. Freshly manufactured doses have been independently verified at 68 billion and 62 billion at expiration.
CP-1 is dairy free, hypoallergenic, and does not contain any artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, sugar, gluten or FOS.
The dose should be 4 to 8 capsules a day until the recurring yeast infections no longer occur. After that you can drop the dose back down to 2 or 3 capsules a day as maintenance if you choose to so you never get these infections again. But please, keep the estrogen under control as well.
The 11-Strain probiotic has the same 5 bacteria as CP-1 plus an additional 6. An adult dose is 200 billion bacteria, which makes it a true powerhouse probiotic. This is a great product for those that prefer a powder over capsules or for those that need to take larger doses. I would take two scoops per day.
I do not know how long this will take to get rid of these recurring yeast infections for each individual. You must realize, everyone is different with different physiology, has different levels of infection and no two women will have the same levels of unbalanced hormones. You may also have other health problems that can complicate this process.
However, this will get rid of this for good once you correct the underlying problems. If I were able to make an educated guess, I would say after you have been on this protocol for two to six months, your recurring yeast infection will not return again.
You may want to consider continuing to take the corresponding supplement for the hormones and either CP-1 or the 11-Strain probiotic for recurring yeast infections as a way to prevent future yeast infections and breast cancer, because you may not be able to fix the hormone problems permanently.
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