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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Every Have Yeast Infections?

Here is some information that may help prevent or even cure Candida or yeast infection.

Have you ever had a vaginal yeast infection? Then you are only all too familiar with the revealing symptoms that make it so miserable: itching, burning, swelling, painful urination, and an unpleasant white discharge. The majority of yeast infections result from an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a fungal organism that naturally inhabits the vagina, gastrointestinal tract, and skin folds. Candida usually lies in balance with the body’s beneficial bacteria, but when this balance is thrown off from changes in vaginal pH (it should be ideally at 3.8 to 4.5), diabetes, pregnancy, chronic stress, or medications such as birth control pills, steroids, or antibiotics, Candida can multiply out of control, causing a yeast infection.

While there are the usual treatments that will cure most yeast infections, over the counter creams like Monistat may become less effective over time, especially in women who have a persistent infections. Prescription antifungals like fluconazole can not only cause nausea, headache, and dizziness, but when used for long periods of time, they may even create harmful bacteria.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guess that nearly 75 % of women will experience at least one yeast infection in their lifetime. The complaint can be stopped, especially if you limit your intake of materials that feed Candida, such as sugar and refined carbohydrates, and handled at home with natural remedies.


A yeast infection clearly indicates that the beneficial microorganisms that usually keep Candida in Check need a boost to recreate a healthy balance. A probiotic supplement that includes the strains Bifidobacterium bifidum and Lactobacillus acidophilus will help not only clear up a yeast infection but also prevent a recurrence. Take a supplement with at least 30 billion CFUs (colony-forming units) each day until symptoms subside. For prevention, a dose of 1 billion to16 billion CFUs should help. You can also get probiotics from food such as yogurt, kefir, tempeh, and cultured vegetables like raw sauerkraut.

What are your goals for 2010?

I noticed that when the end of 2009 came around I was getting e-mails asking me about my goals for the new year, not my resolutions. Actually, I think I prefer using the word goal and not resolutions, it just has a special ring to it and I actually find it more motivating.

My goals for 2010 are:

1. To be a better listener.
2. To take action on attracting clients offline to my business.
3. To write more articles
4. To keep in touch with my friends and family more.
5. To be more loving towards my spouse.
6. To be more social.
7. To be the very best I can be.
8. To use my God given talents to help others who need them.
9. To rid my life of all that extra baggage I've been carrying around.
10. To make $5,000 or more a month by June.

There they are folks, my 10 top goals for 2010. Do you have any goals for the new year? What are they? I want to hear from you. Drop me a line in the comment section and tell me your goals for the new year!!