What foods do I need to add or eliminate from my diet?

I am constantly plauged by yeast infections (or thrush) and have also found to be getting urinary tract infections as of late. What foods should I be eating to help treat these naturally and prevent them from re-occuring?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    # Sugar -- It is best to eliminate all forms of refined sugar, as it feeds the yeast and encourages its growth. These foods include: white sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, maple sugar, molasses, date sugar, turbinado, raw sugar, demerrara, amisake, rice syrup, sorghum.

    Read labels carefully. The hidden sugars to watch for include: sucrose, fructose, maltose, lactose, glycogen, glucose, mannitol, sorbitol, galactose, monosaccharides, polysaccharides.

    # Fruit -- Fruit contain natural sugars that support the growth of yeast. The following foods should be eliminated:

    * Frozen, canned, and dried fruit

    * All canned and frozen fruit juice

    * Oranges and orange juice

    * Melons, especially cantaloupe. These fruit often contain mold.

    # Yeast -- Foods that contain yeast should be eliminated. These include: Baker's yeast, Brewer's yeast, Engevita, Torula, and any other nutritional yeast. Baked goods raised with yeast such as breads, rolls, crackers, bagels, pastries, and muffins should also be eliminated.

    # Foods Containing Gluten -- These include wheat, barley, and rye and includes products made with these ingredients such as wheat bread, rye bread, and pasta.

    # Vinegar -- Vinegar is made with a yeast culture. Foods that contain vinegar include: White vinegar, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, mayonnaise, commercial salad dressing, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, BBQ sauce, shrimp sauce, soy sauce, mustard, pickles, pickled vegetables, green olives, relishes, horseradish, chili sauce.

    # Mushrooms -- Mushrooms are fungi. Eliminate all mushrooms.

    # Peanuts, Peanut Butter, and Pistachios -- Peanuts, peanut butter, and pistachios often have high mold contamination and should be eliminated.

    # Alcohol -- Alcoholic beverages provide sugar that feeds the yeast and stresses other organs such as the liver. Eliminate all forms of alcohol, including red wine, white wine, beer, whiskey, brandy, gin, scotch, any fermented liquor, vodka, rum, and all liqueurs.

    # Coffee, Black Tea, Cider, Root beer -- Coffee and black tea create an extra burden for the body's stress-coping mechanisms. Regular coffee, instant coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and all types of black tea (including "fruit flavored" black tea) should be eliminated.

    # Aged, Moldy and Processed Cheeses -- Roquefort and other aged, moldy or blue cheeses should be eliminated. Also eliminate processed cheese such as cheese slices, Velveeta, Cheese Whiz, cream cheese, cheese snacks, and Kraft dinner.

    # Processed, Dried, Smoked, and Pickled Meats -- These include products such as smoked salmon, pickled herring, sausages, bacon, hot dogs, pastrami, bologna, sandwich meats, salami, corned beef, pickled tongue, and kolbassa. These products are processed and many contain unhealthy nitrates and nitrites, so they are not recommended for use at any time.

    # Packaged, Processed, and Refined Foods -- Canned, bottled, packaged, boxed, and other processed foods usually contain yeast, refined sugar, refined flour, chemicals, preservatives, and coloring. They are not recommended at any time.

    A pro-biotic (healthy bacteria) supplement should also be taken

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  • 3 years ago


    Source(s): Treat Candida Succesfully http://sparkindl.info/CureCandidaYeastInfection
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  • 1 decade ago

    The effective treatment usually consists of three phase:

    1. Colon cleanse - 2-3 weeks period.

    2. Anti-fungal supplementation - 2 weeks

    3. Introducing good flora & building immunity

    Eliminate in your diet anything that feeds the YEAST. You can combine this diet with anti-fungal supplement and other immune building supplements.

    Items To Avoid While on A Candida Detox Diet:

    All sugars and sugar-contained food including table sugar, fructose, corn syrup, honey, molasses, maple sugar and date sugar.

    All white flour and white flour products. All yeast-containing pastries, breads, crackers, pastas, etc.

    All cheese except ricotta, cottage and cream cheese.

    Artificially sweetened drinks and food products.

    Avoid alcoholic beverages.

    Avoid all fruit juices, fruits (fresh, canned, or dried) until yeast is abated. Fresh lemon or lime may be used in water, or as a substitute for vinegar in salad dressings.

    All coffee and tea (even herbal). Except pau de arco tea.

    Chlorinated tap water.

    All processed meats such as bacon, sausage, ham, hot dogs, luncheon meats, corned beef, and pastrami.

    Old leftovers. If food has been in the fridge for more than 3 days, do not eat it. Leftovers may be frozen.

    Obvious fungus foods: mushrooms, blue cheese, etc.

    Peanuts and peanut products: peanut butters. Use almond butter.

    All vinegar-soaked products or vinegar dressings: pickles, pickle relish etc. Lemon juice may be substituted from vinegar in recipes.

    Brewers yeast B vitamins made from yeast, yeast breads, pastries, cracker and pretzels that contain yeast.

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  • Carol
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    4 years ago

    Take of the words ALL SUGARS! All sugars are not bad for you. the fruit you eat has simple sugars which are good for you in it. You really should get real. You will be miserable for the rest of your long life if you do this. Allow yourself cheat foods. Example would be like once a week ice cream or low fat ice cream. It won't put on a tenth of a pound when you go to the scale.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Your body is suffering from candida albicans which thrush is a symptom of. There are many other symptoms very similar to chronic fatigue when it goes too far. Get yourself to the doctor for a course of nilstat antibiotics. Get off yeast, dairy and sugar as these feed the candida causing the thrush to flair up, fatigue, etc possibly dermatitis. See a naturopath this is who put me on this course of treatment.

    Drinking Cranberry juice is good for UTI's. Helps prevent them.

    Good luck

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  • 1 decade ago

    Your body is purely producing too much yeast. You need to try a product like Yeast Freee by New Sun; It will take care of these problems and get your body balance back together.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    stop eating sugar and simple white carbs like bread and sweets. Even milk is high in sugar. Eat more protein and plain yogurt.

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    1 decade ago


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  • 1 decade ago

    yogurt will definitly help it has live cultures in it to help fight the bacteria also friuts and veggies are good also

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