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Does raw honey feed Candida?

here was one study that is of very much interest to the topic of raw honey vs processed honey Candida treatments. The study was published in Frontiers of Microbiology (2012; 3: 265), and analyzed the antimicrobial effects of honey before it was processed (thus it was raw) and after it was processed. The processing of the honey was primarily heating and filtering of the honey. The species of Candida used to evaluate the antifungal properties of the honeys was Candida albicans (this species causes the vast majority of yeast infections).

Eating honey for a Candida diet is probably not a good idea; yes, low concentrations of honey does feed Candida. When applied topically to the vagina, mouth, or other external area of the body, honey is a viable natural cure. However, when you eat honey, your stomach acid and enzymes break down the sugars and dilutes the honey. Of all the studies specified here, various concentrations of honey were necessary to top Candida. When you dilute honey with other substances in your stomach, it is sure to lose its ability to control yeast overgrowth. Additionally, the yeast will feed on the sugars that honey will provide. Consequently, you are not going to be able to allay a digestive system yeast infection by eating honey. You will likely just aggravate your problem by taking in excessive amounts of sugar as this is food for Candida.

For systemic Candida problems, focus on antifungal herbs, essential oils, and supplementing your diet with good probiotics (such as Lactobacillus acidophilus). Team that up with a low sugar diet and you are going to give a powerful blow to Candida in the gut!