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by 10502 · about 5 hours ago

Outside of vaccinations, I think I would be hard-pressed to find a more contentious health topic. Here is an interesting n=1 story in the NYT about how a man came to the realization that he had a Candida infection, and how he went about... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · July 22, 2010 at 8:20 AM

I see a lot of confusion and people not sure about the truth behind those problems in the answers given. I wanted to add that intestinal bacterial overgrowth is not a laughing matter and is a real problem for many people. Some people are dying... (more)

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by 598 · about 5 hours ago

Like brewer's yeast or baker's yeast... I know there are yeast extracts and nutritional yeast and stuff but can we just eat the whole, living yeast without risking a systemic yeast infection of some sort?

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Matt_11 0 · December 21, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Unless you want to end up like this guy, you may want to avoid it. (more)

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by 134 · about 5 hours ago

Here are my symptoms: (I am an 19 year-old, 154lb male) Itchy hands, feet, legs, arms, ear canals, anal canals often following seemingly random foods Infrequent yet persistent anxiety often following seeming random foods Overeating... (more)

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texas210 0 · September 13, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Hey man, sorry I tried to respond earlier, but the new website had glitches in the forgot your password until now. Yes I have the same symtpoms, even break out in hives during heat it is yeast. My advice is to avoid sugar and high histamine... (more)

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by 134 · about 5 hours ago

For some reason, whenever I am exposed to lengthy periods of sunlight or when I double my daily intake of vitamin D to 20,000 IU, my rashes quickly disappear! (and come back again after a while). My questions though are: Why does this happen?... (more)

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LateralFractal 0 · September 04, 2013 at 9:30 PM

The intake pathways for Vitamin D (sunlight or oral ingestion) are not identical, which could explain your need to "up" the dosage of oral Vitamin D to get the same effect. This is particularly telling for the treatment of a skin condition, as the... (more)

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by 134 · about 5 hours ago

Hi I have a question, so when I take a natural anti-fungal such as raw garlic, my symptoms quickly dissipate. Later though, the symptoms return after a meal such as chicken and Brussels sprouts. I consume a few more cloves of raw garlic, symptoms... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · September 05, 2013 at 8:04 PM

The standard answer is to avoid carbs, but I had the opposite experience -- going very low carb is what started my yeast problem to begin with. There is some information about that on the Perfect Health Diet blog. Magnesium and vitamin C... (more)

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by 134 · about 5 hours ago

Starting about a year ago, I ended a course of antihistamines and started eating 100% Paleo. Since then, I have had itchy skin on my hands, feet, ear canals, and anal canal. It is very annoying, and I cannot seem to get rid of it. What could this... (more)

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Bellamoorena 0 · April 01, 2014 at 12:11 PM

This definitely seems to be the case of Histamine intolerance: Try to follow low Histamine Diet: 1. Use cream cheese, mild cheese and cottage cheese instead avoiding mature cheese. 2. Eliminate alcoholic beverages . 3. Avoid raw... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

I've had a yeast overgrowth now for 2 years and have food allergies and reactions such as hangovers. Anyone else have this problem?

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Owen 0 · August 29, 2013 at 6:35 AM

Hmm I don't believe that's a symptom of yeast overgrowth.

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by 77 · about 5 hours ago

Lately my skin has been aging fast in a very weird way. I am not sure if with my change to paleo it is lacking something, but it started after changing my diet. I am 27, yet I got crinkles under my eyes like a 70 year old does when I smile. My... (more)

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g_ 0 · August 28, 2013 at 3:12 AM

are you really low carb? LC will suck you dry... aka losing water weight. LC eating depletes glycogen, a molecule that holds H2O in muscles and skin, thusly LC can literally dehyydrate you, making yr skin thinner and saggier. (eg. bodybuilders... (more)

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

Hello all, long time listener, first time caller. I'm a 22 year old male, 6'3'' 175 lbs. I've been Paleo for 4 years, started as low carb but switched to Perfect Health Diet about 2 years ago. I intermittent fast daily a la Leangains, and my... (more)

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jessica_11 0 · July 07, 2013 at 3:58 AM

go get your levels of vitamins and minerals tested. get some good quality probiotics. maybe even cut the kefir and switch to homemade raw yogury. drop the carbs, up the egg yolks. if you start to lose weight eat a bit more and cut down on... (more)

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by 77 · about 6 hours ago

I have been getting increasingly flaky dry skin. It certainly does not appear to be normal dry skin, and moisturizing won't help. It even feels as if even the best oils (sesame, linseed) give it a even more weird feeling and can't penetrate. My... (more)

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Micheal78 0 · August 16, 2013 at 11:38 AM

I have heard of Defense Soap from one of my friend who was also suffering from fungal infection. She used the products of defense soap which really worked for her as a miracle. So you can also try them. Here you can check them out before actually... (more)

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by 134 · about 6 hours ago

Here is what I have tried and has failed. As you can tell, I am desperate at this point. Most of these helped a little bit, but the symptoms did not go away completely, ever: Paleo diet since September (including lots of coconut oil... (more)

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Lazza 0 · May 28, 2013 at 12:04 PM

To echo others, have you been retested for H. pylori after the antibiotic treatment? Such antibiotic treatments are almost always effective. I don't see the point in worrying about ulcers and taking stuff like mastic gum if indeed your H. pylori... (more)

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by 1005 · about 6 hours ago

In researching some different probiotics, I came across Saccharomyces boulardii and this article in particular. Would it be beneficial to increase the yeast in my water kefir grain culture? (more)

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Ally_E 0 · May 23, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Don't know about kefir, but I have been prescribed boulardii for my leaky gut syndrome by my functional medicine practitioner. He said he noticed a very good recovery of the gut lining in his patients using this particular probiotic.

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

i saw read about probiotic bacteria struggling to make it through stomach acid, but i wondered whether yeast is the same, seeing that its also alive ? also wanting to know main health benefit of eating yeast ? thanks

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ManderMoo 0 · May 01, 2013 at 2:19 AM

I have an allergy to yeast, and actually everything I have read has said it is more common than people think. Yeast can actually overgrow in your intestinal tract and throw off all the probiotics. Some people with yeast problems take probiotics to... (more)

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by 134 · about 6 hours ago

I tested positive for all of these in recent stool sample from Metametrix. What probably caused all of these to form in my intestines? Does iodine work to get rid of H. Pylori? What can I use to treat these, that isn't too expensive? I don't... (more)

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Lazza 0 · April 23, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Owen, here are the facts: 1) The only clinical studies out there proving successful H. pylori eradication involve taking one or two antibiotics and an acid blocker (ranitidine or omeprazole). I believe there has been a study involving a single... (more)

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by 134 · about 6 hours ago

My hydrogen breath test came back negative. My obligate anaerobes were characteristically low: With low levels of: -Bacterioides sp. -Clostridia sp. -Prevotella sp. -Fusobaceria sp. -Sptreomyces sp. -Mycoplasma sp. -E. coli My Facultive... (more)

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Lazza 0 · April 19, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Owen, can you give us some details on your diet? I would suggest doing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), which is essentially a low carbohydrate Paleo diet. Your bowels will complain, your stools will look hellish, but within a few weeks it... (more)

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by 287 · about 6 hours ago

I want a mug of bovril right now, but I dunno if It's paleo? Is it ok to have? Or should I consider this part of my treats? :)

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greymouser 0 · April 08, 2013 at 10:06 PM

First, I just want to say, treats should be good for you! You shouldn't equate "treat" with doing bad for you! Anyways, old school and newest-school bovril is basically beef stock, but highly processed, sodium rich, it's it contains corn starch.... (more)

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by 3280 · about 6 hours ago

I've read that one doing a low mold, low yeast diet should avoid eggs. Assuming the eggs are not broken when you crack them into a frying pan, I can't figure out why that would make sense at all. What's up with that? Thanks, Mike (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 31, 2013 at 1:00 PM

If the shell is unbroken, the inside of an egg is sterile. I have heard that dairy products are not allowed on a mold- and yeast-free diet because milk contains sugars (lactose) that can feed the mold and yeast, and other dairy products (yogurt,... (more)

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by 53 · about 6 hours ago

I made some homebrewed kombucha, which is delicious, only problem is I'm reacting to the saccharomyces boulardii yeast in it. which makes sense since i reacted to the probiotic pill form of saccharomyces boulardii. I do have an overgrowth of... (more)

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Kim_35 0 · February 16, 2013 at 2:19 PM

The reaction to Saccharomyces B. is probably candida die off, which is good!

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by 85 · about 6 hours ago

Hi guys I can't seem to fight off this problem I'm having. I've been strict Paleo for a long time except for alcohol(which I've eliminated now as well), which makes my symptoms flare up. Anyway here are my symptoms: -Can't tolerate fruit at all,... (more)

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Lazza 0 · February 01, 2013 at 12:51 PM

I suggest you read one of the books by Dr. Crook, the expert on systemic Candida infections. It sounds like you have the classic symptoms. Going ZC should have shown some improvement but perhaps you need to go zero carb for a bit longer? ... (more)

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by 385 · about 6 hours ago

So I started diflucan 5 days ago to treat a case of oral thrush in my breastfeeding 1 month old. A couple of days ago I started getting body aches and chills and I feel really tired. I thought I was getting sick, but no other symptoms have started... (more)

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Lazza 0 · December 13, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Amanda, experiencing a Herxheimer reaction when taking antifungals wouldn't surprise me. When I started taking probiotics I would get flu-like symptoms, most notably chills, for several hours immediately after taking a capsule. This would repeat... (more)

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by 78422 · about 6 hours ago

I've had acid reflux for 4+ years. It started after a course of antibiotics (doxycycline) for acne. I don't recall ever having a normal stool, yet lately I've ALWAYS been getting a rocky stool. I've had a rocky stool for quite a while. I've been... (more)

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primalpat 0 · November 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Chris Kresser has an entire series on acid reflux/heartburn here: http://chriskresser.com/heartburn Ah, yeast overgrowth. Since I too have been dealing with this for quite some time, I feel like I'm a bit of an expert, as irritating and life... (more)

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by 78422 · about 6 hours ago

I've had acid reflux for 4+ years. I don't recall ever having a normal stool, yet lately I've ALWAYS been getting a rocky stool. I've had a rocky stool for quite a while. About 3 months ago, my chiropractor discovered a yeast infection. I went... (more)

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CD 0 · November 16, 2012 at 3:46 AM

Have you been tested for celiac disease?

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

I believe I have a fungal overgrowth since I have thrush and a yeast infection and was wondering if anyone could recommend adding anything into my diet. Right now I'm eating Paleo with 50-100g carbs and no dairy, nuts, or seeds. I'm eating... (more)

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edawg 0 · November 01, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Dry fasting is known to get rid these kind of things. I made my candida disappear with it.

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by 2199 · about 6 hours ago

Many alternative medicine folks talks about Candida causing cravings. Wouldn't killing fungus with drugs stop the cravings? Have you seen binge eaters stop binging after taking difulcan or other medications for candida?

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nthmost 0 · September 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I can only answer from my own perspective, having done a 1-month course of diflucan after not responding to nystatin. Killing the yeast in my body DEFINITELY changed my cravings for certain foods (I no longer had any attraction medjool dates,... (more)

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by 55 · about 6 hours ago

So from reading a few threads on here it seems that my tinea versicolor, which happened when I started VLC Paleo, needs some carbs to subdue it. This thread in particular made sense to me:... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · June 25, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I think you pretty much nailed it with the fruit, rice, and starchy tubers line. Just keep away from wheat and grains. You can also look at some literature that discusses higher carb options, such as chrisskresser.com, perfecthealthdiet.com, and... (more)

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