Re: Yeast problems
I so agree with Harry on the acidophilus to fight yeast. Friendly bacteria keeps the colon on the alkaline side so isn't conducive to yeast growth. Acidophilus also aids in nutrient absorption. In addition to upping the friendly bacteria population, I like to directly attack the yeast with its own worst enemy -- another kind of yeast that actually kills candida in its tracks. It's called saccharomyces boulardi. Literally "sugar yeast." It's a non-pathogenic form of friendly yeast that kills the bad kind. While hard to find, it's in the acidophilus section of the fridge in most health stores. My doctor told me about it. He said it is used to treat disentary and food poisoning in Europe. Doesn't take up residence in the gut, but instead kills pathogens and leaves the body through the bowels. It corrects constipation or diahroea, whichever is occurring, too, because these conditions arise from an invasion of pathogens overpopulating the gut.
I've also incorporated drinking clay water to absorb toxins & yeast. They sell anti candida kits with the liquid clay or you can buy the clay powder for around $5 a box & stir a teaspoon into a glass of water or juice. One kit is called Yeastbusters and it has a herbal tincture that kills yeast, a bottle of enzymes called Candizyme for digesting all the parts of the yeast that our bodies can't break down, as well as breaking down carbs & sugar to starve the yeast.