Bee Pollen and Candida
Candida, technically known as Candidiasis, is the most common yeast infection, with around 75% of adult population suffering from it. It’s yeast-like fungus lives on human skin and can be found in the mouth, intestinal tract and for women, in the vagina.
The fungus isn’t intended to pose any problem as it actually serves an important purpose until the normal flora in our body is killed. Weak immune system, antibiotics, birth control pills, pregnancy, stress, poor diet are the most common causes that prevent the flora, or good bacteria, from repopulating hence triggering the overgrowth and invasion of yeast.
Women seem to suffer more from Candida. Three out of four women will have at least one attack during their lifetime. They will experience rashes and itchiness over the female private part. Other common symptoms of Candida are curdy, white patches inside the mouth and tongue, difficulty swallowing due to infection of the mouth spreading to the esophagus (common in people with AIDS and people receiving chemotherapy for cancer), fever, shock and even multiple organ failure.
What is bee pollen and what makes it so beneficial that people swear by it?
The good news is that Candida can be taken care of through bee pollen and proper diet as opposed to expensive prescribed medication. Bee pollen is considered as one of nature’s perfect foods as it contains B-complex vitamins, vitamins A, C, E, folic, fatty and amino acids and a vast variety of other minerals. The pollen that is caught at the hind legs of the bees while they fly flower to flower is taken to the hives and combined with nectar and the proteins from the bees’ stomachs to create bee pollen.
The first thing to do while battling Candida is to make sure you eat a proper diet. Eliminate anything sweet or processed as they are the biggest contributors to yeast infection. Don’t mistake honey for bee pollen. The high sugar content in honey will actually aggravate the infection.
Combining bee pollen as part of an everyday diet is helpful when treating Candida. Since a weak immune system is one of the factors causing Candida, bee pollen has a regulating effect by restoring correct balance and helping to dampen unnecessary autoimmune attacks. The high amount of antioxidants captures the free radicals in the bloodstream. Bee pollen also contains anti-microbial and anti-yeast properties which help kill the fungi at the source.
Bee pollen not only helps to treat Candida but you will also get many other benefits to boost and sustain your general well-being.