We all know that when taking antibiotics eating yogurt can help avoid an overgrowth of yeast in the stomach. Yeast, which thrives on sugar , will cause you to crave sugar, resulting in a craving for sugar and carbohydrates, weight gain, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), fatigue, and diabetes. If you crave sugar it is mostly likely you still have an overgrowth of yeast in your stomach and it is being fed every time you eat sugar. Chocolate cravings are a sign that your body is not absorbing the magnesium* it needs, due to the yeast overgrowth....so we crave and eat chocolate which has sugar and we are feeding the yeast that makes us sick, which keeps us from absorbing nutrients like magnesium.)(You should see the list of things one gets from a magnesium deficiency.)
Yeast in the stomach is fed by sugar so doctors should be VERY specific in telling*patients to eat only plain yogurt, without any kind of sweeteners....no not even with Splenda or or any artificial sweeteners...otherwise you are feeding the very thing we are trying to get rid of. (Remember don't sweeten it ...and that means with jams, jelly, or orange juice. Unsweetened applesauce with cinnamon seems to be ok.)
Men, children and women can get an overgrowth of yeast, which appears in many ways-- gastrointestinal tract (gas) a yeast infection on the skin called eczema, hives, rashes, acne, athletes' foot, urinary tract (bladder/kidney infection), diaper rash, or "thrush" which is often seen a child's mouth. In fact, pregnant moms eating too much sugar can feed the yeast and pass it on to the baby. When yeast is in an overabundance, there may be local yeast infections in the nose, and Respiratory System. Diabetics have an overgrowth of sugar.) If at any time in your life you have taken antibiotics and not gotten completely rid of the yeast it might still be making you sick.
Weight gain may result from an overgrowth of yeast, which may cause cravings for sugar, interference with normal hunger, high insulin levels, low metabolism, low energy levels and fatigue.
11/07/ Our 6:00 news had a report last night where a doctor said we should do everything we can to keep from taking any antibiotics because they are not good for us and the side effects can have long term effects so far down the road we don't even realize they are related at all to having taken antibiotics at some point.
Last edited by girltalk; 11-07-2007 at 11:24 AM. Reason: spelling
- Insulin cannot do its job properly, causing low blood sugar and often weight gain.
- Thyroid hormones have trouble passing through cells so metabolism slows down, often causing low body temperature (cold hands and feet), fatigue and intolerance to cold.
- Minerals have trouble passing through cell walls causing fluid retention, and electrolyte imbalance.
A sluggish or impaired immune system weakens the body's ability to fight off yeast. Yeasts can occur from:
- a wide variety of foods 'hidden' yeast in foodstuffs, beverages and medications.
- poor nutrition,
- hormonal change like pregnancy, hormone therapy or the birth control pill.
- Steroid drugs (such as cortisone
- the long term use of antibiotics, such as those used to control acne or various bacterial infection.
- Stress and environmental pollutants
Yeast problems are sometimes attributed to gluten intolerance.
Too much yeast can cripple the immune system, causing :
- chronic viral and bacterial infection
- hay fever
- heart palpitations
- muscle aches
- Allergic reaction, congested nose, hives, headaches, dizziness, diarrhea, weakness, cramps, arthritis, irritability or depression.
- Gastrointestinal problems: gas, bloating, abdominal pain, gastritis, gastric ulcer, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation and spastic colon.
- Respiratory problems: frequent sore throat, mouth or canker sores, sinus infection, bronchial infections, chronic cough and asthma.
- Cardiovascular problems: palpitations, rapid pulse rate (Candida does not directly affect the heart but rather the hormones regulating the system).
- Genitourinary problems: yeast infections, urinary burning, frequent urination, lack of bladder control, bed-wetting, menstrual cramping, PMS infertility.
- Musculoskeletal problems: muscle weakness, night leg pains, muscle stiffness (especially neck and shoulder), slow reaction time, poor coordination, poor motor skills, falling, tendency to drop things. (Yeast impairs cells from receiving nutrients and eliminating waste and also nerve/muscle sending patterns).
- Skin infections usually in rash type in nature, typically under the breasts, groin area, diaper rash, hives etc.
- Central nervous system problems: headache sinus headache, tension headache, migraines, low blood sugar headaches, and rapid blood sugar changes.
- High levels of stress hormones can cause anxiety, irritability, restlessness, panic attacks, sudden anger, sleep disturbances, poor short term memory, inability to concentrate, fuzzy thinking and confusion.
- Fatigue may be caused by impaired metabolism and impaired enzyme production.
- Weight gain may result from an overgrowth of yeast, which may cause cravings for sugar, interference with normal hunger, high insulin levels, low metabolism, low energy levels and fatigue.
It can be difficult to get Yeast-free but a Yeast-free diet is important to recovery
Other foods that may be making us fat.
Last edited by girltalk; 10-31-2007 at 08:40 AM.