Benefits of coconut oil for treating Candida

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Looking for a Candida cure?  Coconut oil is an antifungal agent that is essential to an effective Candida diet. Its high in medium-chain fatty acids, which kills different species of Candida and has many other healthy benefits having a positive effect on the body overall. . Coconut oil is rich in saturated fats, especially medium-chain fatty acids, or MCFAs, from which everybody, especially Candida sufferers, can benefit. The MCFAs specifically found in coconut oil are called caprylic acid, capric acid and lauric acid.  These essentially attack the Candida yeast and disintegrate it, leaving behind just an empty shell, leaving no chance to multiple.

 Start by adding small amounts of coconut oil to your Candida diet. You can use coconut oil like any other oil in the kitchen or replace the butter and shortening with it. Gradually increase your intake as your body adjusts to it. Watch for signs of stomach pain or diarrhea and decrease your coconut oil accordingly. Coconut oil is also high in calories, so if you find yourself losing too much weight on the Candida diet, this is a great supplement to help maintain your weight. Coconut oil is a natural and healthy alternative and it is great for the immune system, which in itself aids in getting rid of Candida.

How to take coconut oil for Candida

Coconut oil is one of the easiest Candida antifungals to manage.  Not only does it taste good, it has many different uses.  Coconut oil should be used both internally and externally for maximum benefit of yeast infections.  A question often asked is “how much coconut oil should I use.?  Start with about 4-6 tablespoons daily and gradually wean down when symptoms decrease to a 2-4 tablespoon maintenance dose.  Keep in mind that coconut oil is a powerful antifungal and can cause Candida die-off symptoms, so adjust your usage according to your tolerance.  Coconut oil mixes extremely well with all kinds of foods and drinks, making it a wonderful supplement to add to your diet.  You can use coconut oil as you would use any other oil, for cooking your vegetables or meat or in baking instead of butter, shortening or oil.

Coconut oil can also be applied topically to Candida yeast infections on the skin.  Not only does it help soothe the skin, it is a wonderful moisturizer.  Since it is all natural, it can be applied anywhere on the body with no adverse side effects, such as the genitals or anus, where Candida yeast thrive. 

Only unrefined, virgin, cold pressed coconut oil should be used to treat Candida, as refined coconut oil has the majority of its healthy properties removed during processing. If possible, an organic coconut oil should be used.

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