According to the September 6, 2010 edition of the for Women First Magazine, at least 15 million American women have candidiasis, a yeast overgrowth that triggers fatigue and weight gain. More over, the studies at the Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers in Dallas, yeast over growth is linked to an average weight gain of 32.5 pounds.
Syptoms of Yeast Overgrowth
- Instense cravings for carbs
- Chronic fatigue
- frequent yeast infections
- regular headaches or migranes
- difficulty concentrating
Adding these three foods to your diet will help to lower your yeast levels:
Coconut Oil: According to scientists at Nigeria's University College Hospital, coconut oil destroys up to 100 percent of yeast cells on contact. The recommended dose: 3 tbs daily.
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Raw Garlic: Researchers at Putra University in Malaysia pinpointed unique anti-fungal actions of garlic.Garlic shuts down the formation of the long branching strands created by yeast to help it to grow. Also, garlic forces yeast cells to die prematurely. Recommended dose: one raw clove daily.
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Spices such as: thyme, cloves, rosemary, corianger, sage, tumeric, oregano, ginger and curry blends can stall yeast growth by turning off the genetic master switch needed to initiate reproduction. Recommended dose: 1 1/2 Tbs. of fresh or 2 tsp. of dried herbs daily.