Interested in using coconut oil for candida? Read on to learn more about how this superfood can promote healthy digestive balance.
If you’re like 95 million Americans, digestive health is concern for you. And it should be. An estimated 70% of the cells of your immune system are in your digestive tract.
One of the most important things you can do for your digestive system (and therefore your immune system!) is to feed it the right fuel. By doing this, you create an environment where beneficial bacteria can thrive… and harmful bacteria, yeasts and fungi die off.
Coconut Oil for Candida: A Delicious Superfood for Your Microbiome
One of the most common causes of dysbiosis – or digestive imbalance – is due to an overgrowth of the fungus, Candida albicans.
In a healthy digestive system, Candida is kept in check by beneficial flora like Bifidus and Lactobacillus. But with exposure to chemicals, toxins and a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar, Candida thrives resulting in a wide variety of unpleasant symptoms from bloating and constipation… to brain fog and fatigue.
But adding coconut oil to your daily diet can help. Here’s how:
- Coconut flour contains the highest amount of fiber of any flour. And fiber is absolutely critical for a healthy GI tract. The good bacteria need a substrate to live on. And fiber makes these friendly flora flourish. As your healthy flora proliferate, they crowd out other organisms, returning your microbiome to a happy, healthy state of balance.
- Coconut flour and coconut oil also provide medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). These unique fatty acids (which include lauric acid) kill a myriad of bacteria, protozoa and fungus, including Candida albicans.
While coconut is potent and stealthy, it is also selective. It only kills the bad bacteria and yeasts, and leaves the friendly intestinal bacteria your body needs for a healthy digestive tract.
Creating Candida-Friendly Desserts, Breads & More
- The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil by Dr. Bruce Fife, ND.