Sugar and Yeast: a Hidden Food Allergy

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It also includes vinegar, cheese, alcohol, mushrooms, or anything fermented for that matter. Even prolonged use of birth control pills, antibiotics, and steroids can contribute to Candida growth.

All this new information may be nerve-wracking to handle, but after you have detoxed this new dietary change can help improve a wide range of health conditions, diseases, disorders, and syndromes. It can benefit the following: gastrointestinal, neurological, endocrinology, gynecology, dermatology, rheumatology, immune system dysfunction, ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ENT), insomnia and nonrestorative sleep conditions.

Some symptoms of this allergy include severe sugar cravings, headaches, brain fog, fatigue, irritability, insomnia, itching, rashes, gastrointestinal distress, muscle pain, anxiety, depression, sinusitis, sweats, chills, dry eye syndrome and much more. The list is endless. It can even suppress one branch of the immune system that fights infection and it can stimulate another branch that makes allergies worse.

What to eat?

Now, of course, I realize there may not be seen as a lot of alternatives out there without sugar cane, but believe me you can find them. There is a large list of products available for the sweet tooth out there. If you visit your local health food stores, especially Whole Foods Market and even Stop & Shop, you will discover a variety of options without sugar.

Some of those companies include Larabars, Ener-G, Endangered Species Chocolate, and Taste the Dream. Larabars are made with fresh dates and nut mixtures. Endangered Species Chocolate bars are sweetened with beet sugar. The Ener-G company has yeast and sugar-free bread made from brown and white rice flour. Lastly, Taste the Dream has chocolate milk that is sweetened with beet sugar, you can even heat it in your microwave and have hot chocolate during the winter season.

As for baking bread, cakes, cookies, or muffins, applesauce will be the new sugar along with frozen fruits and spices. Some spices that can be used are ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. To replace yeast as your rising agent you can use baking soda, baking powder, or club soda.

Candida Research

If you would like to continue investigating on your own, you can either read two terrific reference guides or visit two great websites. The books are by Dr. William Crook. They are titled The Yeast Connection and The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health. The websites are by Dr. Richard Podell and Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum. To visit these two sites go to End Fatigue and Dr. Podell.org

Don’t Ignore This Food Allergen

Hopefully, you will find this information to be valuable and interesting because the Candida diet has not been fully acknowledged and truly needs to be. Take the food challenge and see if yeast and sugar are aggravating your body.