Yeast intolerance doesn’t appear to be accepted quite as easily or readily as lactose or gluten intolerance. While it is easy to find commercial products that are gluten free or lactose free very little is available for yeast intolerance.
Yeast intolerance is actually defined as intolerance to the yeast that lives in and on our bodies. Generally this yeast is known as Candida with a variety known as Candida albicans being the main cause of yeast infections. In its yeast form it doesn’t cause a problem and is beneficial but given a regular large food source, and room to grow it can change into its fungal form and become problematic.
For the most part a healthy person will be able to keep the Candida under control but poor health or a bad diet will weaken the immune system and allow the fungus room to grow. Antibiotics have also been attributed to yeast infections because they also kill good bacteria.
There are prescription treatments for a yeast infection and some over the counter products which can be very effective. You may also have heard about the many home remedies some of which may or may not work and others which seem extremely painful. The underlying theme of all these treatments is more a quick fix and has little regard for the long term, or for the possibility of a resurgence of the yeast infection.
For a long term solution and prevention plan the obvious thing to look as is the daily food diet. All yeast organisms thrive on sugar so it is common sense that if you have a yeast infection you cut out the sugar. This would also need to apply for the long term, although after the infection has cleared a daily treat would probably be okay.
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It is also necessary to cut out fungal foods like mushrooms, dried herbs, tea and processed meats like bacon and ham. All of these will have fungi growing on them. Fermented foods like vinegar and products that contain vinegar should be stopped. Also alcohol which puts extra sugar into the bloodstream as it is broken down.
There are many experts who say that you should also cut out wheat flour from the diet. Because there are no official research documents or research some may find this difficult to accept. However, because of the high gluten content, which is a carbohydrate, it does seem to make sense. It could also be a psychological ploy to cut out the bread which contains yeast and sugar.
With all these restrictions you can still have a healthy and varied diet. Fresh meat and fresh vegetables with small portions of rice or potatoes is the staple diet of many people around the world. You can of course add some of the restricted foods back into your diet but need to monitor closely to see if any of them cause the infection to return.
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