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Yeast and weight gain

April 13, 2016

Is a build of yeast contributing to you weight gain? Are you not burning as much fat as you believe you should be. Symptoms of a yeast build up include weight gain, fatigue, joint pain and symptoms similar to irritable bowel syndrome.

Candida, is a form of yeast. It is a fungal overgrowth in your system that can cause these symptoms. It lives in the digestive system, but can break through the wall of the intestine and get into the bloodstream and spread throughout the body. Yeast produce a toxic by-product called acetaldehyde, which promotes free radical damage. Candidiasis may be caused by antibiotics, birth control pills, alcohol, drugs, stress, or eating too much sugar. Diet and lifestyle changes can rid your body of the yeast.

How do you get yeast overgrowth?

The good news is that the healthy bacteria in your gut typically keep your candida levels in check. However, a few factors can cause the candida population to grow out of control: yeast and weight gain

  • Eating a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar
  • Consuming a lot of alcohol
  • Taking oral contraceptives
  • Eating a diet high in beneficial fermented foods (like Kombucha, sauerkraut, and pickles)
  • Living a high-stress lifestyle
  • Taking a round of antibiotics that killed too many of those friendly bacteria

How do you get rid of yeast in the body?

  1. Determine the cause

Determining the cause of the yeast build is essential. Before you can treat it you need to eliminate the source of the yeast build up, otherwise you’ll just be going round in circles.

  1. Eliminate Sugar.

Yeast feeds on sugar. You need to eliminate sugar from your diet in order to starve the candida to death. This isn’t going to be an easy task, but after the few days the sugar cravings will lessen. Trust the process. This includes sweets, desserts, alcohol, flours and even fruits that are high in sugar.

  1. Replenish Good Bacteria

Replenish good digestive bacteria, also called probiotics. Probiotics are better taken in their natural form eg from yogurt, but you can purchase Acidophilus capsules.  This will help build the good bacteria in your gut. yeast and weight gain

  1. Go Organic.

Choose organic produce, which have fewer toxins and may have more antioxidants, vitamins and minerals than conventionally grown produce. While your body is healing, it is more susceptible to the effects of pesticides and environmental poisons, so limit your exposure by eating organic and local vegetables.

  1. Add these candida-fighting foods into your diet:

Coconut oil, olive oil, almonds, pumpkin seeds, lemon juice, lime juice, seaweed, garlic, onions, ginger and cayenne pepper. These foods and spices contain anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties, and they also help balance the body’s pH level, making the blood more alkaline rather than acidic. almonds

  1. Supplements

If you are self-treating, you can also take a supplement of caprylic acid. Caprylic acid, which comes from coconut oil, basically “pokes holes” in the yeast cell wall, causing it to die.

 

Yeast free diet plan (The Candida Diet)

Foods To Eat

CATEGORY FOODS TO EAT NOTES
VEGETABLES Artichokes
Asparagus
Avocado
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Celery
Cucumber
Eggplant
Garlic (raw)
Kale
Olives
Onions
Rutabaga
Spinach
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Eating non-starchy vegetables starves the Candida of the sugar that feeds it. You should buy your vegetables fresh and eat them raw, steamed or grilled.
Avoid starchy vegetables such as sweet potatoes, potatoes, yams, corn, all winter squash, beets, peas, parsnips and beans. Olives are OK as long as they are not in distilled white vinegar.
LIVE YOGURT CULTURES Probiotic yogurt
Kefir
Live yogurt cultures help your gut to repopulate with good bacteria. The live bacteria in the yogurt will crowd out the Candida yeast and restore balance to your system. This is especially useful after a course of antibiotics.
MEAT & EGGS Beef
Chicken
Lamb
Turkey
Eggs
Eat only fresh and organic meat – processed meat (like lunch meat, bacon and spam) is loaded with dextrose, nitrates, sulfates and sugars.
Smoked or vacuum packed meats are also best avoided.
FISH Anchovies
Herring
Sardines
Wild salmon
Wild salmon and sardines do contain ocean contaminants, but in much lower amounts than other seafood. Buy these fish fresh or packed in olive oil or water.
NUTS AND SEEDS Almonds
Coconut meat
Flax Seed
Hazelnuts
Pecans
Sunflower Seeds
Walnuts
These nuts are healthy and have a low mold content. If you’re still worried about mold, soak them in a diluted grapefruit seed extract solution for a few hours.
For baking, almond flour and coconut flour are healthy options.
NON-GLUTINOUS GRAINS Buckwheat
Millet
Oat Bran
Quinoa
These grains contain a high amount of fiber, excellent for keeping your digestive system moving and eliminating Candida toxins. Most products derived from this list are also OK – e.g. quinoa crackers, buckwheat flour. You can find these in the gluten-free section in health food stores.
HERBS AND SPICES Basil
Black Pepper
Cinnamon
Cloves
Dill
Garlic
Ginger
Oregano
Paprika
Rosemary
Thyme
Turmeric
Many herbs and spices have antioxidant and antifungal properties. They can also improve circulation and reduce inflammation. They’re great for livening up food if you’re on a limited Candida diet.
OILS Virgin Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Sesame Oil
Flax Oil
Coconut Oil
Red Palm Oil
Use cold pressed oils where possible. Remember that heating or boiling can destroy many of the oil’s nutrients.
SEASONING Black Pepper
Sea Salt
Lemon Juice
Coconut Aminos
Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic, Raw, Unfiltered)
Coconut Aminos are a great alternative to soy sauce. And you can use apple cider vinegar to make some delicious salad dressings.
BEVERAGES Chicory root coffee
Cinnamon Tea
Peppermint Tea
Ginger Tea
Licorice Tea
These are just a few of the herbal teas that have antifungal properties.
Chicory root is also a great prebiotic (it contains 20% Inulin), so it can help to repopulate your gut with healthy bacteria too.
SWEETENERS Stevia
Xylitol
Stevia and xylitol can be used in place of sugar and they have a much smaller effect on your blood sugar levels.

Some extra advice from Dr. Axe

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