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  • What diet changes should I make for yeast/fungle overgrowth?

    Hey guys.

    I'm 95% paleo. I need to step things up and get rid of this. For two years it has caused nasty food intolerances. I just started taking lauracidin again and wondered if there's much diet changes or foods I should take to help fight it.

    Thanks

    Steve

  • #2
    Is this an internal gut overgrowth, or external on the body somewhere?
    High Weight: 225
    Weight at start of Primal: 189
    Current Weight: 174
    Goal Weight: 130

    Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012

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    • #3
      Coconut oil is a well-known anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Start out with a very small amount daily (less than a teaspoon) and GRADUALLY work your way up to a tablespoon or more per day. Too much too soon can result in a bacterial die-off, which can have some very unpleasant symptoms.

      Other things you might want to look into: oil of oregano, raw manuka honey, lemon, garlic/onions/leeks (juicing these might be worth looking into). I would also avoid products made with yeast until the issue has been sorted out.

      Good luck!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by EagleRiverDee View Post
        Is this an internal gut overgrowth, or external on the body somewhere?
        Internal. The food intolerances are getting to the point of unbearable. Nearly all foods make me feel sick.

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        • #5
          Cut out the sugar and the excess carbs. Yeast and fungi love sugar.
          F 28/5'4/100 lbs

          "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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          • #6
            I've had zero sugar for a year.

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            • #7
              Have you seen a doctor? If you've cut all sugar for a year and still have a yeast overgrowth in the gut, that's very concerning. It should have died off. You may need medication, or it may not be yeast.
              High Weight: 225
              Weight at start of Primal: 189
              Current Weight: 174
              Goal Weight: 130

              Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012

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              • #8
                You might not eat sugar via direct routes - but what about from indirect sources such as condiments?

                I would suggest doing some research on the Candida Diet. Many of the suggests work well with Primal eating - PLAIN yogurt, extremely low carbs (no rice, potatoes, corn, beets) early on before gradually reintroducing in limited amounts, definitely NO YEAST bread or products, etc.

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                • #9
                  i think so,Coconut oil is a well-known anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Start out with a very small amount daily .thanks

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by EagleRiverDee View Post
                    Have you seen a doctor? If you've cut all sugar for a year and still have a yeast overgrowth in the gut, that's very concerning. It should have died off. You may need medication, or it may not be yeast.
                    This is a very valid point. There are a lot of things that could be causing the symptoms.

                    While I understand that candida overgrowth is a real medical condition it is also really rather rare. A prolonged stint on hospital strength antibiotics can lead to it for instance.

                    Candida overgrowth, despite being very rare, seems to be the diagnosis du jour of a lot of holistic practitioners of of various levels of credibility and also massively self-diagnosed via websites.

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                    • #11
                      I agree that a doctor should be seen. I struggled with candida overgrowth for most of last year. There are a host of other conditions and side effects that can occur simultaneously, or the overgrowth could be a side effect of something else. I spent most of the year trying various things and avoiding sugar as much as possible. The apparent yeast issues have gone, but now I am constipated and I have no idea why. Do not spend a ridiculous amount of time trying to cure yourself. See a doctor!
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                      • #12
                        I'm surprised nobody has mentioned cinnamon yet.

                        Cinnamon Benefits & Information

                        Kill many disease-causing fungi and viruses:

                        Preliminary results from test tube and animal studies suggest that cinnamon oil and cinnamon extract have anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic properties. For example, cinnamon has been found to be active against Candida albicans, the fungus responsible for vaginal yeast infections and thrush (oral yeast infection), Helicobacter pylori (the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers), and even head lice.

                        An incredible experiment in the journal of Food Science for 1974 demonstrated the power of cinnamon over most yeasts and fungi. Slices of white, raisin, rye and whole wheat breads, manufactured without the usual mold inhibitors, were subjected to various aflatoxins, a group of toxic molds so dangerous that they can cause liver cancer and kill humans and animals alike and often occur in food. The toxic molds grew vigorously on all of the other breads, except for the raisin bread where growth was described as being "scant or not visible at all." In trying to identify whether it was the raisins or cinnamon responsible for this, food scientists discovered that as little as 2% or 20 mg. of the spice per ml of a yeast-extract and sucrose broth inhibited 97 -99 per cent of these molds."

                        So, I suggest cinnamon tea. Take two sticks of cinnamon, boil in a pot until water turns dark red, strain into mug, drink straight up.

                        Oh, and also, yes to doctor.
                        "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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