Do you know what the number one cause of a yeast infection is? It is not yeast in the body, although that is what many people feel that it is. You might be surprised to learn that yeast is actually present in the world around us at all times and in almost 50% of us, it is also in our body in natural levels. The yeast does not cause any harm and as a matter of fact, it provides us with some benefits that can not be found anywhere else in nature. This yeast is in our body in a limited sense because of natural bacteria which helps to keep the number of spores in check.

The real problem occurs whenever an imbalance happens within our body and the bacteria is reduced to a certain extent. This starts a chain reaction in which our body is no longer able to naturally fight off the yeast that is present and it is allowed to spawn and grow to the point where it becomes a real problem. In order for us to overcome the yeast infection naturally, we need to balance our body out and regain some of the bacteria that was lost.

There are a number of different ways that we can do this but it really all depends on why we are having a problem keeping this bacteria alive in our bodies. One of the main reasons why we have a difficult time with this is because doctors are so quick to push antibiotics at us. Yes, these do help to reduce the bacteria which causes sickness in us but it does so indiscriminately. Antibiotics kill both good bacteria and bad bacteria in our bodies which leave us defenseless against yeast infections.

In order for you to truly overcome the problem, you need to do three different things. You need to eat the right foods, drink plenty of water and get some exercise on a daily basis. You might be surprised to learn that exercise is such an important part of this effort but what it does is to help balance our body and to make it healthy from the inside out. You can walk, run, bike or lift weights, it really doesn’t matter. As long as you’re getting exercise every day your body is going to be healthier as a result.

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