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  • Why Use Olive Leaf to Kill Fungus, Bacteria, Yeast Infections

    by Vic Shayne, PhD

    Modern medicine has gone crazy with its use of antibiotics. The main problem, though, is that antibiotics cause all kinds of side effects, including the killing of “good bacteria” in the intestines, yeast overgrowth, yeast infections, growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and a suppressed immune system. Nature may have the answer. There are many natural substances, foods and herbs that kill fungus and bacteria, but chief among these is Olive Leaf Extract. This is good to remember if you’re suffering from yeast infection, jock itch, toenail fungus or vaginal yeast problems.

    The olive tree is ancient in man’s repetoire of medicinal arsenal. The fruit of the tree — olives — have been eaten for thousands of years, but the leaves are of special interest to anyone looking to kill bacteria and fungi in and on their bodies. Olive Leaf Extract (the main ingredient in Ultimate Defense Formula) has been shown to be useful with:

    • Viruses
    • Bacteria
    • Fungi
    • Colds and Flu
    • Jock itch
    • Vaginal Yeast Infections
    • Nail fungus infections

    The Die-Off Effect

    It’s helpful to know that if you’re using olive leaf extract internally, there’s something called a “die-off” effect. This means that when the olive leaf extract kills off bacteria and fungi, the body will suddenly have to handle the dead substances and their toxic wastes. This may cause temporary effects that can range from headaches to fatigue, to rashes to aches. In essence, when the bacteria and fungi die off, you feel worse before you feel better. There are a few ways to handle the die-off effect: reduce the dosage of the supplement, drink a lot of water or bear with it. Many natural health practitioners feel that when the die-off effect takes place and you get the symptoms then you know you’re having success in your treatment.

    Side effects and interactions

    Olive leaf extract expands the blood vessels, so if you are on a medication of any kind, discuss matters with your physician. OLE should not be taken along with antibiotics, additional amino acids or any other mold or fungus derivatives because OLE will see them as foreign invaders and kill them.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Statements are made based on independent food science research and have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information contained herein are for educational purposes only and are not to be used for or in place of proper medical diagnosis and care under a qualified physician. Always check with your physician before using any product for contraindications and proper use.

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