Hey guys, Axe here, of FunctionalMedicine and founder of DrAxe . Today I want to share with you the many benefits oforegano oil and the many uses of oil of oregano. Oregano oil has been used for over 2,500 yearsand has 4 really unique specific benefits. Number one, it's antifungal. Number two,it's antibacterial. Number three, it's an antiparasite and antiviral, and number four,it's an antioxidant. So let me talk about, specifically, how youcan use these in fighting infections and naturally healing your body. The number one way oilof oregano is used today is to treat funguses and candida. For a lot of us, it's very easyto develop things like candida in your body.
If you ever have too much, like a white coaton your tongue, or if you commonly are getting different types of infections, it could becaused by candida. Oil of oregano has been proven in medical studies to kill off candidiasis,that bacteria or fungus, that can grow within your system. It also works as an antifungal. Quick side note, my mom, after going throughchemotherapy years and years ago, came down with a toenail fungus and had chronic yeastissues. For 10 years she had a toenail fungus, and we started using oil of oregano on hertoenail fungus every day. After two months, it was completely gone. She had used differentcreams. She had used different medications.
Nothing had worked until she used oil of oregano.So again, for a toenail fungus or for a candida cleanse, you can put this on topically. I don't recommend taking this internally morethan 10 days in a row, but you can do oil of oregano, 4 drops, 4 times daily internally,but only for 10 days and not longer, because it is a natural form of medicine. The second thing you can use oil of oreganofor is to kill off bacteria. If you ever come down with a common cold or flu, this actsvery, very quickly at killing off bad bacteria and viruses within your system. In fact, therewas a groundbreaking study on oil of oregano
recently that it actually kills off E. coli,one of those bad forms of bacteria that can actually even cause food poisoning and causeyou to get sick. So again, oil of oregano, it's great to take for kicking a cold fast. Number three, a parasite cleanse. Many people,especially when you travel overseas, you can come down with a parasite. Oil of oreganois an antiparasitic as well, so it kills off parasites. Number four way to use and benefit from usingoregano oil is its powerful antioxidant properties. In fact, it's one of the top 10 antioxidantherbs out there today, and so if you want
to age slower, live longer, oregano is great.Again, I don't recommend using this internally unless you're sick or doing a temporary cleansefor 10 days, but you can diffuse it around your home. You can make it as part of a personalcare product. In fact, you can make homemade mouthwash with oregano oil, and it helps cleanyour teeth and helps fight gingivitis and bad breath. So again, there are many benefitsand uses here of oregano oil. Make sure when you're buying oregano oil thatyou buy from a very high quality brand. Again, oil of oregano is beneficial because it'santifungal, it's antiviral, it's antiparasitic. Also, it is a powerful and potent antioxidant.
Last thing here I want to mention about it,another recent medical study was published showing that it also can shrink tumors, andit may be an effective natural treatment against different types of cancer. So guys, this has been Axe recommendingyou add oregano oil or make it part of your healthy natural medicine cabinet. If you want to learn more about essentialoils, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube page. I'm always putting out new tutorials onthe many benefits of herbs, vitamins, minerals, superfoods and essential oils.
How to Cure Candida in 6 Steps
Hey, guys. Axe here, of functionalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . Today I'm going to share with you the exact diet, treatmentand supplements you need to take the clear Candida from your body. And this is what Ireally consider to be my SixStep Candida Cure Diet Protocol. And you're going to seeamazing results with this protocol. And let me say this first, what is CandidaéCandida is the overgrowth of yeast and bad bacteria in your body and it can cause somemajor symptoms that you want to get rid of. And so some of the symptoms of Candida caninclude any type of fatigue issue. If you struggle with chronic fatigue or adrenal fatigue,those can be related to Candida.
Any type of leaky gut issue. Leaky gut isintestinal permeability, where proteins like gluten can leak through your gut and causeinflammation of your body. So if you have food sensitivities or if you have digestiveissues like gas and bloating, also if you have any problem related to the thyroid, thosecan be warning signs you have Candida. Also if you get yeast in your body. If younotice, let's say, yeast or whiteness on your tongue or if you ever get chronic yeast infectionsor coming down with the cold and flu often, those can be warning signs that you have Candida.And, of course, also with Candida any sort of other digestive issues, like irritablebowel syndrome or chronic diarrhea or constipation
or even acid reflux, those are warning signsthat you might have Candida. And last but not least, is a sluggish metabolism.If you aren't losing weight and burning fat like you know you should be, those are warningsigns you could have Candida, along with actually even bad breath and lack of detoxification.Those are some major warning signs. So here are the six things you need to do to eliminateCandida fast. Number one, you need to stop consuming somuch sugar. Now, I know that's obvious. That's something that I think most of us realizeis that sugar feeds yeast in your body. But again, you have got to get rid of processedsugar, fruit juices, any sort of added sugar
to any sort of product sweetener. Even mostpackaged products and fast foods are also high in sugar. Even things like pasta saucesand crackers, you'd be surprised, but sugar is added to almost everything. So again, eliminate especially the processedsugar out of your diet. As a replacement, I recommend using a little bit of Stevia,which is a nocalorie natural sweetener and then about one to three teaspoons a day ofmanuka honey. Okayé Those are the sweeteners you should be using if you have Candida. Number two. You need to eliminate grains fromyour diet. Whyé Because grains turn into sugar
and they also tend to be more inflammatory.And so again, getting those grains out of your diet, especially wheat products and glutencontaininggrains, that's step number two. Instead, do a lot more vegetables and maybe some starchycarbs. Number three thing you have to do to clearCandida from you system, is support your spleen. Now, this is cuttingedge information thata lot of people don't realize. And this is a practice in Ancient China that is oftenused by acupuncturists today. But they have found that the number one cause of Candidais a weakened spleen. And so if you have spleen issues, and spleen is responsible for digestionof the body, producing red blood cells in
your system. And so the spleen is a very importantorgan. In order to support the spleen, there area couple things you need to do. But really the spleen is supported by starchy foods,especially squash, things like sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and also even doing certaintypes of beans like lentils and mung beans. So again, getting some of those good starchycarbs. And that's really where your sweetness shouldcome from. A little bit of butternut squash, acorn squash, foods like that that has thatmild sweetness. That's the only sweet you should be really getting in your diet. Again,with no processed sugar and, again, very low