Candida is actually an organism that grows naturally in your intestines. It's not supposed to cause problems - when there are other good organisms that can keep it in balance.
But when these other good organisms die off - because of antibiotics, stress, eating hormone-laden meats, etc - this allows the candida to grow out of control. It can then cause all sorts of problems in your body, especially if it gets into the bloodstream and becames systemic.
Signs that you could have Candida problems include experiencing fatigue, brain fog, craving sweets and carbohydrates, uneven sleep patterns, weight gain, nail fungus, recurring vaginal yeast infections and even depression.
How Do You Get Rid of It?
The jury is still out on this one since there are a lot of conflicting reports. Some people try the Candida diet to basically starve the Candida of it's food. They go on a diet of no carbs, no sugar - basically meat, eggs, fish, veggies, and the occasional low-carb fruit like berries.
You can also try adding in natural anti-fungals to this diet including coconut oil, oregano oil, grapefruit seed extract, Pau D'Arco and garlic.
However this diet can be very hard to do - especially because of what experts call Candida "Die-Off". This happens when the Candida is dying. When this happens, the organisms release a lot of toxins into your body - which can make you feel awful.
These toxins can overburden your liver and make you feel like crud on toast basically. This is the reason many people can't do the Candida diet - because you feel so bad on it. But here's where the infrared sauna comes in.
How Does the Infrared Sauna Help?
Whether you're doing the Candida diet or any form of detox diet, an infrared sauna can help tremendously with die-off. It helps in a couple of ways. First of all, because the heat penetrates deeply, it can cause more toxins to be let out through your skin.
This lowers the burden of toxic load on the body and therefore helps you to feel better because there isn't so much garbage in your bloodstream. Secondly this also lightens the toxic load on the liver and helps it to work better - again helping you feel better.
Now I've read some articles that also say that a sauna induces an artificial fever state in the body and that this can ramp up your immune system and help it to kill the Candida as well that way - a sort of one-two punch.
I've even read some articles that say all you need to kill Candida is to do saunas regularly. However I have my doubts that this is all you need to do. It never happened for me - I had to take other steps to kill Candida as well.
I personally think you need to try a Candida diet with anti-fungals for at least a month, while doing regular saunas to help lessen the toxic load on your liver. But it's your call. If you want to read more about how to kill Candida for good - naturally - check out Yeast Infection No More.
Infrared Saunas and Candida:
If you've done any research on FIR saunas you may have heard rumours that they can help people who are suffering from Candida. My personal opinion is that yes - they can help you but they won't destory the candida for you completely. You have to take other steps as well.
This article will list a few ways that an infrared sauna can help with Candida along with other ways you can beat Candida for good.
First of All, What is Candida?