Yeast Free Foods and
Symptoms of Yeast Infections

Yeast free foods are part of the yeast infection diet which helps to lessen the symptoms of a yeast infection. 

This yeast infection diet is about limiting the foods that cause yeast or Candida in particular to grow.  And it's also about increasing yeast free foods to help keep "The Gremlins" away.

Chronic yeast infections can lead to a serious disorder called "Leaky Gut Syndrome" and this will result in a host of food allergies.

What is Candida?

Candida Albicans is a form of yeast that is normally found in your lower bowels, genitals, skin, and inside of your mouth.

"Friendly bacteria" and a healthy immune system prevent this yeast from becoming an infectious fungus inside of your body.

However, when the environment in your body no longer favors "friendly bacteria" - that's when this organism can change from its yeast form to its fungal form. 

And this can lead to a condition known as Candida or a Chronic Yeast Infection.

BTW, undigested food in your intestinal tract will only nourish Candida and the other pathogens.  And this can happen on any diet!

"The Gremlins" - A Chronic Yeast Infection

A chronic yeast infection happens when Candida turn into its fungal form or "The Gremlins" as I like to call this type of pesky out of control yeast. 

This type of yeast is thought to produce hook-shaped barbed appendages that cut into your tissue and membranes (very much like oxalic acid) - causing pain and other harmful symptoms. 

Did you know that "The Gremlins" can produce oxalic acid in your body?

And if left untreated, a "Leaky Gut Syndrome" can develop in your intestinal tract.  This allows toxins to leave the digestive tract and feed right into your bloodstream.  This condition also allows partially digested dietary proteins to travel into your bloodstream, where they may exert a powerful assault on your immune system.

Symptoms of Yeast Infections

  • Abdominal Gas
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Excessive Fatigue
  • Cravings for Alcohol
  • Vaginitis
  • Rectal Itching
  • Cravings for Sweets
  • Thrush
  • Hyperactivity
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Acne
  • Depression
  • Earaches
  • Inability to Concentrate
  • Irritability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Indigestion
  • Food Allergies - Intolerance to Fructose or Lactose for example

Yeast Infection Diet and Yeast Free Foods

If you are suffering from the symptoms of a yeast infection, you'll want to focus on a diet that contains more yeast free foods and possibly some fermented foods.  Technically, fruits and vegetables will always come with a little yeast, but the following should be low enough to pass for yeast free foods.

Eat those Important Omega 3s

Wild Caught Salmon, Wild Caught Fish, Wild Caught Shellfish, Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream, Sprouted Organic Oats, Sprouted Buckwheat, Quinoa, and Soaked Beans

Unrefined Coconut Oil, Unrefined Organic Olive Oil, and Unrefined Flaxseed Oil

Low Glycemic Fruits & Veggies Please!

Bitter Greens, Low Carbohydrate Vegetables, Garlic, Avocados, Lemons, Limes, Pumpkin Seeds, Flaxseeds, and Sprouted Nuts

Hot Spices, Ginger, Cloves, Turmeric, and Fresh Herbs

Consume Animal Foods (no antibiotics or hormones please!)

Bison or Buffalo Meat, Wild Game, 100% Grass Fed Meats & Organ Meats, Pastured Poultry & Eggs, and Pastured Pork

100% Grass Fed Raw Milk and 100% Grass Fed Raw Butter

Try Some Raw Probiotic Foods

Include lacto-fermented vegetables and raw grass fed dairy that come with "friendly bacteria" such as Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Yogurt, Sour Cream, and Buttermilk

Some people may be able to consume a vinegar like Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.

And this is "Crack" for The Gremlins!!

High Carbohydrate Foods, Sugary Desserts, Sweet Candy, Most Sweeteners, White Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, and Agave Nectar

Foods and Drink that are Estrogenic or Too High in Estrogen like Soy Based Foods and Coffee.

Soda, Lots of Dried Fruit, Pasteurized Milk, Moldy Nuts, Moldy Grains, Unsprouted & Unfermented Grains, and Yeasty Breads

Hormone Laden and Antibiotic Laden Animal Foods.  Also, Fast Foods and Processed Foods.

Gremlins Love Sugar!

yeast producing foods

Even though sugar is primarily what yeast feed on......

Fermented food and drinks which contain yeasts and mold can increase the population of yeast in your body.

And they may exacerbate the symptoms of yeast infections in some people.

You May Have a Reaction to:


  • Beer & Wine
  • Kombucha
  • Vinegars
  • Kefir & Moldy Cheese
  • Soy Sauce

Fermented food and drinks that contain wild strains of yeast that are also slightly alcoholic can make Candida worse.

Candida Die-Off

Candida die-off symptoms are known as the Herxheimer reaction and is compared with flu-like symptoms or seasonal allergies.  Candida die-off symptoms happen when candida rapidly die-off and release noxious substances that will make you feel sick.  However, this usually occurs when using an anti-fungal treatment.

I think it's important to bring up that most people are under the impression that going on a low carb diet that includes yeast free foods will eliminate Candida because they are eliminating the sugar that feeds them.  This may actually be false!

It has been claimed that long-term low carb diets may actually make Candida worse.  Candida are eukaryotes that have mitochondria that may be able to feed just as easily on ketones as they do on carbs.  And going on a very low carb or Ketogenic diet may provide more fuel for the overgrowth of Candida.  Check out this article by Mark Sisson.

And could it be possible that some forms of Candida may actually be helpful in the "right" doses?  It is my understanding that Candida can metabolize dead decaying matter in our bodies and may actually be trying to tell you something!

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