Treat and Prevent Yeast Infections Through Your Diet
Most Americans are fairly ignorant about how our food choices or our diets affect our health. We don’t think enough about how the food we eat contributes to our illnesses and disorders, in this case yeast infections. Small wonder, then, that a yeast free diet–one that helps you treat a yeast infection–may be what you are overlooking or searching for.
If you are impatient and want the total scoop on what foods to eat to treat or prevent yeast infections, listen to Linda Allen, right now, and get the whole story on how to treat yeast infections with diet and more.
Why do we need a special Yeast Free Diet?
If we are not completely healthy, our bodies are showing the signs of poor nutrition. As a society these usual habits are responsible, for example, in a rise in diabetes and obesity not only among adults but in children as well.
- We are bombarded by advertising enticing us to make poor choices.
- Lifestyles that make “fast food” an easy choice.
- Our basic lack of education in school about nutrition.
Health consciousness has been growing however. Nutritional and caloric information are being displayed more and more. But it’s hard to break habits of long standing. We choose what tastes good, is quick and easy, what we know, and we are not guided by what is healthy for us.
Is it any surprise that a Yeast Free Diet is one step toward returning our bodies to health?
Yeast Infections Result from Our Western Diet
Do you know that yeast infections are unknown in places in the world where Western food is not consumed?
Dr. Weston Price early in the last century recorded the remarkable health of peoples who were eating their native foods. Isolated they were unexposed to the Western diet.
When he returned to those societies years later, he sadly found evidence of Western diseases appearing among the populations that had left their native diets. Since he was a dentist, the malformation of teeth and jaw was particularly noted and photographed.
From Wikipedia.: “By 1930, Price had shifted his interest to nutrition. In 1939, he published Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, detailing his global travels studying the diets and nutrition of various cultures. The book concludes that aspects of a modern Western diet (particularly flour, sugar, and modern processed vegetable fats) cause nutritional deficiencies that are a cause of many dental issues and health problems.”
How traditional medicine usually treats yeast infections
Do not expect your MD or nurse to recommend a yeast free diet for yeast infection. Traditional medicine has long been established and funded by Big Pharmacy so medicines are the first solutions most given. During their training this means that very little nutritional education is provided.
If any kind of diet is suggested by traditional medicine, it would be given to patients moving toward diabetes and obesity.
Dietary Guidelines for Treatment of Yeast Infections, a Yeast Free Diet
Linda Allen’s “Yeast Infections No More” provides guidelines included below: AVOID
- Milk and milk products: hormones and antibiotics given to cows are in processed milk. These can affect our hormonal, digestive and immune systems. Our digestive system cannot handle milk causing allergies and digestive problems. Also pasteurized milk converts to substances that affect the body just as refined sugar does.
- Refined sugar, candida’s favorite food, is basically a chemical. Sugar wreaks havoc in the intestines, liver, pancreas, blood, immune system, etc.
- White flour, white rice and any non-whole grain: by refinement these grains are robbed of vitamins and minerals. What is left is a starchy residue that causes problem similar to refined sugar.
- Gluten grains such as wheat, rye, corn, barley and bran cause red blood cell, kidney and liver damage
- Partially hydrogenated and hydrogenated foods affect the kidney, liver, muscles, nerves, etc.
- Processed foods
- Red meat and fatty meat
- And more
Does this list describe most of our food choices today? For many people, the answer would be Yes, this is what we are choosing to eat. A yeast free diet is avoiding these usual foods.
There is much more information about a yeast free diet provided in “Yeast Infections No More”. You learn the foods to avoid that affect the health of digestive, immune, intestinal, pancreatic, blood, and cardiovascular systems.
How changing our Western diet will benefit our health
If you are looking at diet and yeast infections you are a step ahead of most people. Remember while there is so much information about just about anything on the Web, you have a big job. It’s your responsibility to see what is incomplete information and mis-information about foods and yeast infection.
You need to find a yeast free diet solution to address the causes of yeast infection symptoms.
Moreover, the full story about treating yeast infections may include more. Yeast infections are only symptoms that indicate there is more imbalances and ill health than we think. Addressing the causes of candida overgrowth will involve a change
- in how we view health,
- how we think about our bodies (interdependent parts and systems that affect each other)
- lifestyle (our attitudes, levels of stress, amount of sleep, etc.)
These changes are not the easiest to make.
In addition to a Yeast Free Diet, other recommendations include:
- Vitamin and mineral supplementation
- Supplement with Omega 3s
- Effective probiotics
- Detoxifying and cleansing protocols to rid the body of parasites, heavy metals, etc.
Another resource including diet information is Candida Crusher
You will also find excellent guidelines for a anti-candida diet regimen in Candida Crusher by Dr. Eric Bakker. Dr. Bakker is a naturopathic physician who has been studying and treating yeast infections or candida for over 25 year.
A Footnote: Food choices and your Health
Raymond Francis, a chemist and graduate of MIT, describes his desperate suffering from multiple diagnoses and being close to dying. He made a decision to find out why. The result of his research and his subsequent return to health is described in his book, Never Be Sick Again.
Major culprits in our diet:
- Refined sugar
- White flour
- Milk and milk products
- Processed oils
Mr. Francis isn’t addressing yeast infections in particular, just illnesses in general. Yet his protocol point at the same culprits as causes for poor health.
I think it’s important to read how each food affects our bodies. The more details, the better. We need attention-getting recommendations to stop ourselves from making our habitual food choices. Many of them lead to weakening our bodies, making them vulnerable to infections and diseases.
We need to know the consequences of our food choices—the more graphic the better sometimes.
Sometimes a drastic change is required to become healthy again–A Yeast Free Diet. Are you willing to make that commitment?