Since-disputed research once said that microorganisms in our bodies outnumber human cells by a ratio of 10-to-1. The actual ratio is closer to 1-to-1, but even so, that's a heck of a lot of microorganisms. One of them has the scientific name Candida and it's the yeast that causes candidiasis, universally known as a yeast infection.

Candida is present in the healthy bodies of both men and women, but under normal circumstances, it's balanced by other microorganisms that compete for space in a shared environment.

Fighting back with food

In the events leading to a yeast infection, Candida takes over and multiplies to an unhealthy level.

A typical event that can trigger an overgrowth of yeast could be a recent medical problem that you solved with a prescribed dose of antibiotics, which are known to decimate