Candida is a naturally occurring yeast found in the body. It occurs when the balance of bacteria is disturbed. This can occur from an over use of antibiotics, a diet high in sugar, emotional stress and environmental influences. This condition has become epidemic in the world with many doctors not knowing how to treat this illness. There are literally thousands of cures for Candida and many costing thousands of dollars on the internet. The patient becomes extremely depressed with brain fog and allergies, and in some cases the person becomes incapacitated.
Candida is usually attributed to yeast infections, but it may attack the throat and the mouth also. It attacks both men and women and many patients have such symptoms as a "White Tongue" or thrush. Many doctors state that cancer is caused by a fungus and that Candida is a major cause of cancers, so treating Candida is imperative.
With this simple cure, the elimination of Candida is achieved in as little as 4 weeks. Olive leaf has been shown successful in improving the immune system. Olive leaf has been proven to be an excellent anti-fungal herb in the fight against many diseases to include toe fungus, athlete's foot and jock itch.
When treating Candida, the patient is given large doses in the beginning to attack the disease full force. Then you need to take three capsules, three times a day of the extract and the dried leaves are to be taken three times that amount. After Candida is cured, it is recommended to continue taking small amounts of the olive leaf daily to assure that it does not return.
Candida is aggravated by the consumption of sugar and yeast, so a diet eliminating these items should be used along with the suggested protocol. Candida may be completely irradiated in as little as 4 weeks according to some studies. Keep in mind that many fruits contain sugar, so a diet for Candida should limit the consumption of fruits.
A study was conducted by Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company in 1970 and they discovered that taking more of olive leaf did not cause any adverse side effects, even in very large doses. But when the person starts treating Candida, they may suffer from "die-off" or the famous Herxheimer's Reaction. As the body begins to detoxify it might have some symptoms such as headaches, diarrhea, fatigue and flu like symptoms. If this happens, discontinue the olive leaf temporarily until your symptoms subside. After the body has been able to rid itself of some of the toxic waste, you may begin the treatment again.
Olive leaf through many trials has shown its ability to fight any and all attacking viruses. Olive leaf has anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. It has 400 percent more antioxidants than Vitamin C and double the antioxidants of green tea. Olive leaf should be taken daily to achieve the maximum effect.
Although little was known about olive leaf in the past other than through the biblical reference, olive leaf is becoming more and more popular today. It is a powerful antioxidant which is more powerful than Vitamins C and E, green tea and grape seeds. Olive leaf reduces the LDL in cholesterol, increases blood flow, and helps in reducing blood pressure levels.