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Contrary to what most people think, a yeast infection is not actually an infection. It is merely overgrowth of a natural flora in the body. Yeast functions to keep our skin healthy, our digestive system healthy and feeds the good bacteria in our bodies. There is a delicate balance that keeps the yeast under control.
When we take antibiotics, it kills off too much of the good bacteria that consume the yeast and the yeast can become overgrown. Also, yeast feeds on sugar and carbohydrates, so eating a diet high in sugar and carbohydrates can also contribute to yeast overgrowth causing a yeast infection.
Knowing the cause of yeast infection can help you to find proper ways to restore the balance in the body and control the growth of yeast in a healthy way.