Antifungals: Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera juice is an excellent health tonic that can and should be included in your healthy lifestyle. It’s a helpful addition to any Candida elimination diet (or your ongoing Candida prevention plan), and also contains significant amounts of amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Aloe is gentle on the body, yet has powerful properties to get your Candida under control and stimulate your immune system. It acts as an antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory.

How does Aloe Vera work?

Aloe is great for general intestinal health. It contains enzymes that help break down fats, sugars, and starches, and promotes the growth of healthy bacteria in the intestine.

The Candida yeast breeds in your intestine when transit time is too long, but Aloe can help by alleviating constipation. The colon is another point in your body where toxins collect, and Aloe’s mild laxative effect loosens the toxin buildup and flushes it though your system. Moreover, Aloe Vera repairs and seals your intestinal wall, which stops Candida from actually penetrating through into your blood stream.

Aloe Vera is a great detoxifier for the entire body, but especially for the overburdened liver – the organ that cleans the Candida by-products from your blood.

How do you take Aloe Vera?

Aloe Vera juice can be found at any health food store. If you don’t like the taste, you can add a squeeze of lemon. Alternatively, it also comes in concentrated capsule form. Dosage should be a maximum of quarter of a cup a day. You can start with half the dose to make sure it doesn’t cause any stomach cramps.

Aloe Vera side effects

Prolonged use of Aloe Vera can produce allergies such as hives or rash with some people. Those People with heart disease, kidney disease, thyroid disease, or electrolyte abnormalities should avoid taking Aloe Vera.

For lots more information on how to choose the right antifungal, take a look at my Ultimate Candida Diet treatment plan.

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