Definition of Yeast:

A single-cell organism that may cause infection in the mouth, vagina, gastrointestinal tract, and any or all bodily parts.  Common yeast infections include candidiasis and thrush.

Topics Related to Yeast

Acetyl-L-Carnitine a treatment
“...Natural sources include Almonds (raw), apricots, artichokes, asparagus, bananas, beans, bee pollen, beet greens, brazil nuts (raw), brewer's yeast, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, buckwheat, carob, cashew nuts (raw), chestnuts (raw), collard greens, garlic, hazel nuts (raw), kale, legumes (beans and peas), lentils, millet, mustard greens...”

Adult Acne

...recommendation Nutritional Yeast
“High-chromium yeast is known to improve glucose tolerance and enhance insulin sensitivity...”
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Alpha Lipoic Acid a treatment
“...Almost any portion of the body can use increased levels of lipoic acid Alpha Lipoic Acid can be found in potatoes, carrots, broccoli, yeast, beets, yams and kohlrabi, and is also abundant in red meat...”

Antibiotics a treatment
“...a course of antibiotics, make sure to repopulate your colon with friendly bacteria afterwards: use a broad spectrum probiotic to reintroduce good bacteria and thus keep pathogenic (bad) bacteria and yeast in check.  The most common side-effects of antibiotics include diarrhea (antibiotics disrupt the balance of gut bacteria), feeling sick, and fungal infections of the mouth, digestive tract or...”

Antioxidant Requirement

...the condition
“...From: Cocoa, wheat bran, yeast, Grains, meats...”


...relationship to Allergy to Foods (Hidden)
“...Milk, wheat, egg, yeast, preservatives, colorings, coffee and cheese are the main foods implicated...”

Athletes Foot

...recommendation Cinnamon
“...Cinnamon effectively combats both yeast and fungal infections.”

Bacterial Dysbiosis

...the condition
“...British physicians working with the gut-fermentation syndrome have tentatively concluded, based on treatment results, that the majority of cases are due to yeast overgrowth and about 20% are bacterial in origin...”
...relationship to Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut
“It is likely that both yeast and bacterial overgrowth commonly occur together; overgrowth of either can lead to Leaky Gut Syndrome.”

Beta 1,3 Glucan a treatment
“...Beta Glucan is a unique polysaccharide composed of glucose molecules extracted and purified from the cell wall of common baker's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae...”

Caprylic acid a treatment
“...Caprylic acid acts to penetrate and destabilize the yeast cell walls...”

Change In Clothing Habits a treatment
“...Clothing can harbor disease- and odor-causing bacteria, and yeast (especially underclothing and athletic clothing)...”

Chromium a treatment
“...Brewer's yeast is likely the best available source of chromium as well as having the highest GTF activity...”

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

...relationship to Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)
“...This means they over-respond to toxins, allergens, normal bacteria and parasites, and under-respond to viruses, yeast, cancer and intracellular bacteria.”

Cinnamon a treatment
“...Very often, cinnamon is used to settle the stomach or in a formulation specifically for yeast or other chronic intestinal complaints...”

Concern Over Wrinkled Skin

...recommendation Sun Exposure Reduction / Sunscreen
“...Beta-glucan which, like ceramides, is isolated from yeast cell walls, appears to stimulate the skin's immune defense mechanisms, promoting healing of sunburned skin and reducing cellular inflammation...”

Consequences of Poor Diet

...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“Improper diets, such as those high in carbohydrates, sugar, yeast and yeast products can lead to Candida overgrowth.”

Copper a treatment
“...Soybeans supply copper, as do dark leafy greens and some dried fruits such as prunes; cocoa, black pepper and yeast are also sources...”


...recommendation Nutritional Yeast
“A thoroughly researched yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii, has been used in Europe for control of nonspecific diarrhea for several decades...”

Excess Phytates in Diet

...the condition
“...When bread is leavened by yeast, enzymes degrade phytic acid and phytates pose no problem...”

Excess Sugar Consumption

...the condition
“...Most importantly, it does not feed yeast or other microorganisms, and it increases energy and aids digestion by stimulating the pancreas...”

Folic Acid a treatment
“...Other good sources are red beans, soy, black-eyed peas, cantaloupe, orange juice, peanut butter, oatmeal, other whole grains/whole-grain cereals, wheat germ, brewer's yeast, mushrooms, and liver, kidney and other organ meats...”

General Detoxification Requirement

...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“Toxic metals, such as mercury (found in dental amalgams and some fish) and chemicals, such as aspartame, MSG and others can kill friendly intestinal flora, alter immune response and allow yeast to proliferate.”

Grapefruit Seed Extract a treatment
“...Highly active against protozoa, bacteria, yeast and some viruses, it has been used for quite some time in the treatment of parasitic infections...”

Herpes Simplex Type I

...recommendation L-Lysine
“...Foods high in lysine and low in arginine include most fruits and vegetables, fish, chicken, beef, lamb, milk, cheese, beans, brewer's yeast and mung bean sprouts...”


...the condition
“...After the spores have been inhaled into the body, they develop into their pathogenic yeast form.  They can reproduce and spread through the blood, usually accumulating in the lungs...”

Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...Lastly, HCl plays an important role in killing pathogenic bacteria, parasites, and yeast that are normally present in food, thus preventing infection and disease since most organisms that are ingested are destroyed by an adequately acid environment...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...the condition
“...When an immature immune cell is exposed to a virus, cancer, yeast, or intracellular bacteria (for example mycoplasma or chlamydia pneumonia), a Th1 response should be initiated...”
...recommendation Beta 1,3 Glucan
“Beta 1, 3-glucan is commercially extracted and found in the common yeast.  It is also found in oats and oat or rye sprouts...”

Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut

...the condition
“...When Candida changes from yeast to fungal form it forms rhizoids – root-like structures – that break through the intestinal walls...”

Inositol a treatment
“...The action of the intestinal bacteria liberates inositol from phytic acid, which is found in citrus fruits, nuts, seeds and legumes, wheat germ, brewers yeast, bananas, liver, beef brains and heart, whole grains such as brown rice, oat flakes, unrefined molasses, raisins and vegetables such as cabbage...”


...related topic
“...Moisture builds under the skin fold and the yeast flourishes leading to symptoms such as redness, scaling and significant itching...”

Kombucha Tea a treatment
“Kombucha (Fungus japonicus), though often reported to be a mushroom, is actually a colony of yeast and bacteria producing a jelly-like skin on a favored growth medium...”

Lactobacillus Acidophilus a treatment
“...Around 500 species of bacteria, as well as many species of yeast and other organisms, inhabit the human gastrointestinal tract and make up the "gut flora"...”

Low Melatonin Level

...the condition
“...For example, oats, rice, barley, pumpkin seeds, almonds, peanuts, soybean, spirulina seaweed, brewers yeast, sweetcorn, tomatoes, ginger, bananas, milk, yoghurt, cottage cheese, turkey, chicken, chicken liver...”
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Low Purine Diet a treatment
“...The following foods have very high purine levels, and should be avoided completely ... Yeast (baker's and brewer's), yeast extracts (e.g., Marmite, Vegemite)...”

Lung Cancer

...recommendation Selenium
“A double-blind study demonstrated that supplementation with 200 mcg/day of selenium (in the form of high-selenium brewer's yeast) reduced the incidence of prostate, colorectal and lung cancer, and reduced overall cancer mortality by 50%...”

Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

...our question about non-vaginal fungal/yeast infections
“Lupus patients are at an unusually high risk for contracting candida (yeast) infections.”

Magnesium a treatment
“...wheat 1 slice 24 Spinach, raw 1 cup 24 Kiwi fruit, raw 1 medium 23 Hummus 2 Tbsp 20 Broccoli, chopped, boiled 12 cup 19 Significant amounts of magnesium are found in kelp, molasses, nutritional yeast, whole grains and tofu...”

Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia

...the condition
“...Eating extra yeast also seemed to relieve the symptoms of pernicious anemia, but the neurological symptoms of this disease either were not resolved or appeared later on, confirming some doctors' feelings that...”

Monolaurin a treatment
“...Monolaurin is effective against yeast and fungi, staphylococcus aureus (staph) and streptococcus agalactiae (strep), chlamydia trachomatis, candida albicans, giardia lamblia, ringworm, H. pylori and gonorrhea...”

Nutritional Yeast a treatment
“Brewer's yeast consists of the dried, pulverized cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a type of fungus...”

Oil of Oregano a treatment
“...Research demonstrates that it is effective in killing a range of organisms, especially yeast and bacteria...”

Olive Leaf Extract a treatment
“...fatigue, cold sores (herpes), possibly HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, ear infections, eye infections, nose and throat infections, impetigo, pink eye, parasites, and a host of bacterial, viral, yeast and fungal infections...”

Ozone / Oxidative Therapy a treatment
“...The cells in the body that fight infection (known as granulocytes) produce hydrogen peroxide as a first line of defense against invading organisms like parasites, virii, bacteria and yeast.  Apart from conditions listed below, ozonated olive oil can also be used for fistulae, leg ulcers, bed sores, gingivitis, vulvovaginitis, bee stings, insect bites and other skin-related problems...”

Probiotics a treatment
“...Kill or inhibit yeast growth.  Produce vitamins, including niacin, folic acid, biotin, and vitamin B6...”


...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“A number of gut-derived toxins are implicated in the development of psoriasis including endotoxins (cell wall components of gram-negative bacteria), streptococcal products, Candida albicans, yeast compounds, and IgE or IgA immune complexes...”

Reduced Water Consumption a treatment
“...Bacteria and yeast that are regularly consumed along with food can be quickly and easily dispensed with in a very acidic stomach, preventing what might otherwise become a short term bout of food poisoning or a...”


...the condition
“...Examples have included cheese, sour cream, yogurt, citrus fruit, liver, chocolate, vanilla, soy sauce, yeast extract (though bread is OK), vinegar, eggplant, avocados, spinach, broad-leafed beans and pods, and foods high in histamine or niacin...”

Salt Intake Reduction a treatment
“...Smoked or canned fish; Meat and yeast extracts, stock cubes; Snacks – potato chips, salted or roasted peanuts; Salted or flavored (e.g. cheese) biscuits or crackers; Canned vegetables, baked beans; All bottled sauces, ketchup...”

Selenium a treatment
“...Organic forms include selenomethionine, selenocysteine, amino acid chelates, yeast, and kelp-bound selenium...”

Selenium Requirement

...the condition
“...People in this study were given either a placebo or selenium supplements of 200mcg (three times their normal intake) which were made up of selenium enriched yeast, an organic form of selenium as distinguished from most other supplements that are inorganic and may not have the same effect...”

St John's Wort a treatment
“...taking St. John's Wort should be cautioned about eating foods that are known to interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (tyramine-containing foods such as cheese, beer, wine, pickles, herring, yeast, etc.).  St. John's Wort appears to work at least in part as an SRI (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor)...”


...the condition
“...Some consider trichotillomania to be an allergic reaction to the Malassezia-yeast and that certain foods encourage growth of this yeast in the body...”

Tyramine-containing Foods Avoidance a treatment
“...(especially overripe), bananas, bean curd, (fava) bean pods, canned figs (overripe), miso soup, red plums, raisins, sauerkraut, soy sauce, soy bean condiments, spinach, teriyaki, tofu, tomatoes and yeast and yeast extracts (marmite, brewer's yeast and baker's yeast...”

Urinalysis a treatment
“...In addition, red cell ghosts may resemble yeast.  The presence of dysmorphic RBCs in urine suggests a glomerular disease such as a glomerulonephritis...”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...VVC is caused by an overabundance or overgrowth of yeast cells (primarily Candida albicans) that normally colonize in the vagina...”
...relationship to Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
“Lupus patients are at an unusually high risk for contracting candida (yeast) infections.”
...recommendation Boric Acid
“In one study of 100 women with chronic yeast vaginitis who had failed to respond to various over-the-counter or prescription anti-fungal medicines, 98% successfully treated their infections with boric acid capsules over a period of 2-4...”

Vegan Diet Consequences

...the condition
“...Good sources of vitamin B2 include: whole grains, mushrooms, almonds, leafy green vegetables and yeast extracts.  Vitamin B12...”

Vinegar a treatment
“...The acids in cider vinegar control the proliferation of yeast in the intestine...”

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) a treatment
“...The best sources include brewer's yeast, rice husks (the part removed to make polished rice), wheat germ, sunflower and sesame seeds, peanuts, millet, grain husks, meat products, vegetables...”

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine) a treatment
“...Those who don't like taking supplements can eat fortified foods, including fortified soy milks and rice milks, breakfast cereals, fake meats, sea weeds, one type of nutritional yeast (Red Star Brand Vegetarian Support Formula) and so on...”

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) a treatment
“...Brewer's yeast is the richest natural source of vitamin B2...”

Vitamin B2 Requirement

...the condition
“...Insufficient levels of riboflavin are provided by diets that do not include riboflavin-rich foods such as liver, yeast, and vegetables; special diets for weight loss, ulcers, or treatment of diabetes; or the diets of people who have bad eating habits and consume mostly refined foods and fast foods...”

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) a treatment
“...The best food sources are brewer's yeast, wheat germ, wheat bran, royal jelly, whole-grain breads and cereals, green vegetables, peas, beans, peanuts, crude molasses, liver and egg yolk...”

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) a treatment
“...Other good food sources are pork, organ meats, wheat bran, poultry, fish, corn, seeds, grains, wheat, potatoes, bananas, green beans, brewer's yeast, avocados, wheat germ, soybeans, walnuts, blackstrap molasses, cantaloupe, cabbage, milk, egg yolks, green peppers, carrots, peanuts and pecans...”

Vitamin Paba a treatment
“...This compound is widely distributed in nature and is found especially in brewer's and bakers yeast.  PABA has been used in various creams to prevent sunburn...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“Alternative names: Candidiasis, Thrush, Oral Thrush, Vaginal Thrush, Candida Albicans, Vaginal Yeast Infection Candida albicans is an opportunistic yeast that normally inhabits the mouth, throat, intestines and genitourinary tract of most humans and is usually considered to be a normal part of the bowel flora (the organisms that coexist with us...”
...relationship to Parasite Infection
“Intestinal parasites such as worms destroy friendly bacteria in the gut, making yeast overgrowth possible...”
...relationship to Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut
“It is likely that both yeast and bacterial overgrowth commonly occur together; overgrowth of either can lead to Leaky Gut Syndrome.”
...relationship to (Prescription) Drug Side-Effects
“Steroid hormones, immunosuppressant and anti-inflammatory drugs, ulcer medications or acid blockers used for prolonged periods can all cause yeast overgrowth.”
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