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Can You Detox the Body to Get Rid of a Fungus?

By Michelle Nesbit ; Updated July 27, 2017

Getting a fungus or yeast infection is never a pleasant experience. Most of the time, it is caused by an existing disease and poor hygiene. What most people do not know is that it can also be caused by weakened immune system, which is caused by unhealthy alterations to body terrains. These changes are a common result of metabolizing heavy metals more commonly known as toxins. We get these toxins from chemical food preservatives and possible lead and mercury poisoning. In this light, undergoing a detoxification process is beneficial to healing or managing fungus infection.

To help the built-in detoxification system (liver and kidney) of the body to fully eliminate years’ worth of built-up toxins, you need to lighten up your toxin load. This provides a good reason to eliminate soda, alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugar and saturated fats from your diet. In addition, minimizing the use of chemical-based household cleaners as well as personal care products is advised. Going for natural substitutes and alternatives is where to start.

Choose a detox diet that will work for you. If you are not familiar with these kinds of diet, it simply refers to your shifting to a diet with higher fiber and optimum food nutrient content. Just make sure that you avoid the foods that are known to promote yeast growth. Foods such as wheat, milk and simple sugars must be minimized if not eliminated from your diet. A diet filled with high complex carbohydrates (beans, grains, vegetables) is effective in controlling the population of the fungus that is rooted inside the body. A high fiber diet promotes regular bowel movement ,which is extremely helpful in effectively flushing out accumulated toxins and other metabolized matter to which harmful fungus and bacteria feeds on.

Start taking dietary supplements particularly vitamin C supplements. Aside from being a bowel tolerant, vitamin C is known to strengthen the immune system, which helps the body manage fungus infection. In addition, taking supplements that are based on herbs such as dandelion root, burdock, milk thistle and green tea is extremely helpful in heightening the body’s defense against fungus infection.

Pay attention to your oral health. While drinking green tea is known to have cleansing and detox properties, occasionally brushing your teeth with a solution made from buffered ascorbate, baking soda and peroxide to ease up oral fungal or yeast infection. Using a 0.5% peroxide gargle solution was found to be effective in healing oral candidiasis.

Drink lots of water. One of natures detox aids is water. A body that is not sufficiently hydrated is prone to infection. Not only will it affect kidney and liver functions, dehydration causes weakened immune system. Water basically takes care of the cells. In supporting healthy cell regeneration and rejuvenation, it minimizes the occurrence of infection and helps heal possible signs of fungal infection. Through water, all the built-up toxins, wastes and other elements that are related to fungal growth is effectively flushed off the body.

Tip

There are many options available for detox diets, choose the one that you feel you can actually follow to the letter. Consult your doctor regarding this matter.

Warnings

Doctors generally cautions children, nursing mothers and pregnant women from trying or participating any detox program. People suffering from diabetes, cancer, tuberculosis and people with chronic degenerative diseases need to consult a doctor first before endangering their health in following the requirements and conditions of body detox.

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