Yeast – Get Rid of this Now!

Yeast overgrowth is rampant in America. It begins with an intestinal flora imbalance that results in yeast overgrowth that goes systemic. Please note that this means you do not have to be female to have this – men have it too.
Common symptoms of yeast overgrowth include gas and bloating, indigestion or heartburn, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, sugar/carbohydrate cravings, blood sugar swings, food sensitivities, sensitivities to smells, insomnia, prostatitis, PMS, endometriosis, urinary tract infections, headaches, allergies, eczema, rashes, skin tags, weak and pealing fingernails, memory loss, arthritis, eye problems, sinusitis, thick & ropy saliva, coated tongue, and fungal infections such as athletes foot and fingernail/toenail infections.
Getting rid of yeast/fungus is one of the first steps to take in rebalancing the body so it can heal itself. One of the main problems with yeast overgrowth is that it makes everything that is out of balance worse – this goes for headaches, allergies, arthritis, skin conditions, cholesterol, etc. Yeast/fungus limits our ability to digest and use our nutrients. It limits our ability to manufacture B vitamins (look back at my previous article on B vitamin deficiency) and also our ability to convert beta carotene to vitamin A.
When someone has yeast overgrowth, their blood will have small green chunks of fungus in it. Yuck! They will crave carbohydrates and complain of having no energy and they will just not feel well.
Yeast/fungus is so prevalent – it is the first condition I recommend addressing as the body just can’t overcome this kind of imbalance and it will only get worse – no matter how many supplements or medications you take.
Yeast overgrowth is common in children who are hyper, have attention problems, stomach aches, bed wetting, skin rashes, asthma and allergies. This translates to adults with similar problems including the same symptoms children have, but instead of bed wetting, the issue turns into frequent urinary tract infections. Adults will also have more headaches with yeast/fungus. Almost every autoimmune conditions has yeast overgrowth as a component.
The point I am making is that systemic yeast is a big problem. If you have it, work on getting your body back into balance naturally.
Getting rid of yeast overgrowth involves herbal supplements, dietary changes, elimination (if possible) of immunosuppressive drugs and antibiotics, rebalancing and strengthening the immune system, and repopulating the intestines with the appropriate bacterial balance.
Natural products that eliminate yeast are caprylic acid, oregano, grapefruit seed extract, garlic, olive leaf, pau d’arco and cellulase. Most of the natural products are taken in stages. The first stage involves killing the yeast. The second stage involves repopulating the body with appropriate beneficial bacteria by using probiotics.
Both stages need to be supported by an appropriate diet that eliminates foods that feed the yeast. Foods that easily convert to sugar or are high in natural sugar such as fruit, fruit juices, refined grains and products made from refined grains, dairy products, alcohol, and sweets should be eliminated. Other foods that should be eliminated are foods with natural molds such as peanuts and peanut butter, vinegar, and mushrooms. You can search the internet for yeast diets if you want more specifics.
The ease of eliminating yeast overgrowth many times depends on the length of time the body has been out of balance. If yeast overgrowth recurs after such a program, the immune system most likely needs to be supported or an ongoing maintenance program may be necessary.

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Margaret Durst has been involved with natural health for over 20 years. In her early 30s, she was faced with a medical diagnosis that recommended a lifetime of prescription drugs. In her heart, she knew that there must be an alternative way to healing and health and thus began her journey into natural health. Along the way, Margaret has trained with many different natural health practitioners and earned a degree in Naturopathy. She established her nutritional consulting practice and opened The Green House in 2003 to enable her mission of helping people navigate the natural health maze. People have praised Margaret for intuitive ability to help people address their health issues and goals with diet and lifestyle choices and successfully take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. This comes from Margaret’s deeply held beliefs in the body’s innate ability to heal and in the tools nature provides for health and healing.
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7 Responses to Yeast – Get Rid of this Now!

  1. Annette says:

    I have issues back issues and use turmeric. So I have changed my diet due to problems with fatigue, which helped a lot. Yet I am still very much bloated and trying to re-balance my body. I have used Neem and also oil of oregano which has worked well. It’s such a balancing act. Using vinegar apple cider vinegar seem to bring it back. Not sure why vinegar is a culprit since I use it to ferment my carrots as a source of building natural biotic in my gut. Just don’t know when to go from stage one to the second stage and get great results. This is cause more issues with my back.

    • Vinegar does tend to promote yeast/fungus – this is a common problem – if you google yeast diets, you will find that they do not allow vinegar, or products made with it such as mustard.

      You might get better results if you use a really good probiotic supplement to reset beneficial bacteria in the gut.
      I find that foods just aren’t as concentrated as the supplements.

      • Annette says:

        Tried a few probiotics yet I don’t seem to get the results that I need. Do you know of a really good probiotic? Also how long does it take to get results. I was on one for months.

      • Good probiotics usually start working pretty quickly – as in a matter a days.
        If you were on one for months and did not get results, the quality might not have been what it needed to be.
        I like broad spectrum ones like:
        http://www.vitaminranch.com/collections/probiotics/products/probioticeleven90

      • Annette says:

        Great! Have terrible bloating try that one hopefully it will help a lot. Will stop using mustard, pickles, and pickled carrots. Didn’t think fermented veges would give me a hard time with yeast. Thanks a lot. Yet some really feel it’s promoting good digestion and increasing good bacteria.

  2. Jessica says:

    Yes! Agreed. I started a version of the Candida diet one month ago under the care of a holistic dermatologist due to my ongoing acne. I had tried every single topical product and oral product over the years. This diet, along with supplements for my gut, has totally worked. I continue to be shocked at my clear skin. The diet is difficult, but it’s worth it. I never really had many intestinal issues before, but I do feel cleaner in general now, just from cutting out so many trigger foods. I’m about halfway through the cleanse now, and I really feel like everyone in America could benefit from it!

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