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by Margaret Durst: Health
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is rampant in America. Both men and women can have an intestinal
flora imbalance that results in yeast overgrowth. Yeast overgrowth
is a systemic problem that can affect any human regardless of gender.
is the yeast that commonly lives in the mouth, throat, intestines,
and genitourinary tract of most humans. It is a normal part of our
intestinal flora that is kept in balance by a healthy diet and a
healthy immune system. When the natural balance of flora is altered,
colonies of yeast will flourish throughout the body producing many
adverse physical and mental symptoms.
of yeast overgrowth include gas and bloating, indigestion or heartburn,
chronic fatigue, sugar/carbohydrate cravings, blood sugar swings,
food sensitivities, insomnia, prostatitis, PMS, endometriosis, urinary
tract infections, headaches, allergies, eczema, rashes, memory loss,
arthritis, eye problems, sinusitis, thick & ropy saliva, coated
tongue, and fungal infections such as athletes foot and fingernail/toenail
of yeast overgrowth is usually related to a combination of one or
more of the following: use of antibiotics, use of steroid hormones
and immunosuppressant drugs, use of birth control pills, improper
diet primarily too much sugar, and exposure to environmental
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.
that eliminate yeast are caprylic acid, oregano, grapefruit seed
extract, garlic, olive leaf, pau darco 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.
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.
September 27, 2012
Durst owns The
Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason,
© 2012 Margaret
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